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Powder Pink Birthday

Hello Stampers! This month the theme for my classes was Birthday cards. Many of the participants asked for more masculine ones or cards that would be suitable for anyone. I had to have just one fluff card and here it is. ūüôā

I absolutely LOVE this Happy Birthday die Рthe font, the size Рthis die has it all. I used the new In Color Powder Pink and it was a big hit. 

I used the circle I cut out from the front for the sentiment on the inside. I used silver embossing powder. I love the Stitched Framelits, they give all the shapes that extra touch. I added some Fresh Fig flowers for contrast. I used the Washi Tape from Paper Pumpkin on the corner of the envelope.

Here’s a close up of the sentiment.¬†


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Bunch of Blossoms

Ink – Versamark

Paper – Whisper White, Powder Pink, Silver Foil, Fresh Fig, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Whisper White Seam Binding, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Embossing Buddy, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun


This is a nice clean design with a lot of appeal. Hope you enjoyed seeing one of my latest cards. I have a few more ready for you so keep watching for my posts. 

Quick Note…I’m having trouble linking the new catalog to the image but I did post it here on September 1 so just scroll to that post. I also have the catalogs on my Weekly Newsletter as well as my new class schedule for 2018. If you are not receiving my Newsletter please email and ask to be added to my email list. That is where I provide all the promotions as well as catalogs and schedules.¬†

Until my next post…Happy Stamping! ¬† ¬† ¬†Donna




Washi Swaps for On Stage San Diego

Welcome Stampers! I’ve been busy getting ready for our BIG event here in San Diego for Stampin’ Up! San Diego is one of the Local On Stage locations. We will get a sneak peek at the new Annual Catalog which will be ready for ordering on June 1, 2017. This is a very exciting time of the year anticipating all the new products and colors. I am part of Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty Pals and we are gathering after the event for dinner together. We will do a card swap so I thought I’d show you my swap card today.

I belong to a small stamp club and one of the gals demonstrated making cards with Washi tape. Well, I fell in love with one of her designs so I adapted it to our Stampin’ Up! products.


I used the Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape bundle to create this with Melon Mambo and Black cardstock.

The front panel is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the circle punched out to see the gold embossed message. I was delighted with our Washi tape – there was no rippling or peeling away after I punched. This was not the case with the Washi we used at stamp club.

I made 25 of these cards for our swap and I enjoyed making each and every one of them.


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set – Swan Lake

Ink – Versa Mark

Paper – Melon Mambo, Black, Whisper White

Accessories – Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, 1 3/4 Circle Punch


There are so many wonderful things to do with Washi Tape, you really must give it a try. I’m planning on making more cards using Washi Tape. I love it!

This is a quick post and on Monday I’ll show you the card that I demonstrated for our Pals Make and Take today. Three of us San Diego demonstrators are hosting this event and we will¬†provide the Make and Take cards for 20 visiting demonstrators to make. I will also share the cards presented by Peggy Noe and Linda Foster in future posts.

On Monday I will share what I learned at the On Stage event! (At least what I will be able to share at this time.) Until then…

Happy Stamping!     Donna

Faux Shadow

Happy Monday, Stampers! I hope your weekend was restful and you had some time to stamp. We had a glorious weekend weather-wise. I finished my swaps for the San Diego On Stage and prepped all my kits for our Pals Rage before On Stage Make & Take. I’m feeling pretty good. Then I remembered I need to make designs for my April class and for the Stamp Club I belong to (I’m presenting in May). Put that on my list of Things to Do! ūüôā

I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire on Friday and on Saturday decided to try this new technique of making a faux shadow so the lettering almost looks puffy. After 5 attempts I finally got something I thought was presentable.

I decided to take the photos outside so that the copper sparkle would show. That’s a strip of leftover copper paper from the Holiday Catalog with Blushing Bride Embossing Powder and Copper Embossing Powder.

Now this shot really has the glimmer!

A little shadow from the lemon leaves but you get the idea.

This technique requires two layers of embossing with the second stamping a tiny bit off of the first. I tried Blushing Bride with Cherry Cobbler, White with Silver and the Blushing Bride with Copper – all on black cardstock. I also tried Clear with Blushing Bride on Rich Razzleberry – that was a disaster! My first attempt with the Blushing Bride and Copper didn’t look great so I tried it again and got this.

Basically what you do is: Embossing Buddy, Versa Mark ink, stamp, first embossing powder (in my case, Blushing Bride), heat, Embossing Buddy, Versa Mark ink,  stamp, second embossing powder (Copper for me), heat and you have it! Remember to line up and then move over a bit for your second stamp. That is what gives it the puffed up look.

Jennifer McGuire has  a great video and she gives very clear instructions. 


Stampin’ Up Products Used:

Stamp Set – Time of Year

Ink –¬†Versa Mark

Paper – Blushing Bride, Blooms & Bliss DSP, Copper Foil (R), Black

Accessories – Embossing Buddy, Blushing Bride Embossing Powder (R), Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool



The trick to this technique is to use a photopolymer stamp since you really need to see through it to know where and how much to move over on your second stamp.

I’m always looking for new techniques and unique folds so this really approach appealed to me. I hope you enjoyed this card and will check out Jennifer’s video and try it yourself.

This will be a busy week for me.¬† I’m really looking forward to our Make & Take on Friday with other Pals demonstrators coming in from various cities. On Saturday we will attend Stampin’ Up! On Stage here in San Diego. At that time we’ll get a sneak peek at the new annual catalog. Sorry, won’t be able to share online until June 1.¬† On that day I’ll be able to put the new catalog up on the right hand side of my blog and say good-bye to the current one. This is always an exciting time of year.

Have a great week and keep stamping!

Happy Stamping!    Donna


Joseph’s Coat of Colors Technique

Hi Stampers! Today I’m sharing a wonderful technique I learned from a fellow demonstrator, Dawn Griffith. It’s really very stunning and I have so many ideas for making more of these type cards which I’ll share at the end of this post.

There are a few steps involved but the time and effort is worth it.


Here’s the inside…


And a close up…


I really like this technique and since this was my first card you can see a couple little mistakes. You will need to really work to see where you stamped and make sure your stamp is completely covered with Versa Mark and the second tip is to really work the black (or whatever color you choose for the final layer) many times…be patient.

Here’s how to make this unique card:

Card base in Sweet Sugarplum 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″; Black 5 1/4″ x 4″; Whisper White #1¬† ¬†3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″;¬† Whisper White #2¬† 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″

  1. Using Whisper White #2 piece sponge in blotches of the following colors РSweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight, and Bermuda Bay. **Be sure to cover the card completely and overlap colors to create new colors.
  2. Use your Embossing Buddy over the colored piece to remove static.
  3. Stamp your design (I used Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set) using Versa Mark ink. This is the hard part because it’s difficult to see where you stamped.
  4. Use clear embossing powder over your stamped design.
  5. Use your heat gun to emboss.
  6. Using the new Sponge Brayers and black ink, keep rolling the color over the embossed design until you get the shade you desire.
  7. Take a tissue and wipe off the card – this removes the excess black ink on the colors and really brightens them up.

I like this technique so much I think I will try different stamps (like flowers), different background colors and different brayer colors. I’ll post them once I have time to make some.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Paisleys & Posies, Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark

Paper – Sweet Sugarplum, Black, Whisper White

Accessories – Stamping Sponges, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Sponge Brayer, Very Vanilla Lace Trim

Definitely try this technique – it’s well worth the effort!


I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy Hanukkah!

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!


Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge 239

Happy Friday! Another week has just flown by…where does the time go! Today I’m sharing my creation for the Pals Color Challenge. This is the color palette we were given to use.

PPA 239 color pallette

All three colors are great. So…here is what I came up with.

PPA 239

The Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set:  139149 Best Day Ever SAB

Ink:  102283 Versa Mark

Paper:  102482 Real Red, 115318 Soft Suede, 120953 Crumb Cake, 132182 DSP Sent With Love

Accessories:  125598 Labels Collection Framelits, 133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, 130931 Candy Dots Brights, 129053 Heat Tool, 103083 Embossing Buddy, 109133 Black Emboss Powder

I used the negative red space by cutting out the Labels shape from the DSP and then popped up the cut out white with sentiment. This was a fun card to make…clean and simple.

Have a GREAT weekend.

Happy Stamping!

Pals August Blog Hop

Aug Blog Hop logo

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August. This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools – those Stampin’ Up! tools that we just can’t live without. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kim Jolley #30 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Since I love Heat Embossing my favorite tools are the Heat Tool, Embossing ¬†Buddy and of course, Embossing Powders. Everything stamped on this card was embossed except for the sponging around the edges of the little flowers. By the way, don’t those little flowers look like peppermint candies?

Embossed Flowering Flourishes 1

The “Wish Big” and little flowers were done in Real Red and since we don’t have Real Red Embossing Powder I used the actual stamp pad and quickly sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over it then heated it.

Embossed Flowering Flourishes 2


To get the embossing around the Curly Label I smudged the Versa Mark pad around the edges and then dipped the edges into the Black Embossing Powder. It was a bit tricky and you can see that I have some stray grains of embossing powder but I kind of like the little specs of black.


Embossed Flowering Flourishes Close Up


In this close up you can see the shimmer of the heated embossing powder. I really like that look.

The next stop is Katy McGloin #32 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

Aug BackAug Next

  1. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter 
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner¬†
  10. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  11. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  12. Amy Williams at Stamp and Spice
  13. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  14. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin’ Mojo
  15. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  18. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasy Cards 
  19. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin 
  21. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  22. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  23. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  26. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  27. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creatons
  28. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  29. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  30. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  31. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker.wordpress.com     <<<<<< You Are Here
  32. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  33. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  34. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  35. Candy Ford at Candy’s Blog
  36. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  37. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  38. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  39. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty


These are the Stampin’ Up! products I used…as you can see…there are a lot of tools used!