Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Circle Punch Flowers Card

These circle punch flowers turned out great and are perfect for my to go cards this month!  Per Stampin' Up's policy, I can't pre-stamp anything so I put together kits that don't require any stamping beyond a greeting.  I can punch and die cut so my stampers will have an envelope of circles and leaves to assemble in the comfort of their own homes!

I was able to use 4 of the 5 new 2022-2024 InColors and threw in a little Flirty Flamingo on the center flower.  And the leaves?  They are from the cherry punch!  Isn't that fun?  And the stems are freehand from scraps.  Imagine all the color combinations you can try!

Monday, June 6, 2022

Potted Geraniums Birthday Card

This happy geranium card was popular at our June Stamp-a-Stack last weekend. I didn't set out to match my napkins, but it was a happy accident.  Anyone that has attended very many of my events knows my love of pretty napkins.  Maybe I was subconsciously thinking of the pinks in those napkins when I started stamping.  I used Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo for the geranium and it was just the right combination!

For anyone wondering, the treat was a white chocolate snickerdoodle blondie, and it was delicious.  Here's my Pinterest board of successful Stamp-a-Stack treats if you'd like to try them.  

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Sweet Songbird Celebration Card

Isn't this a cute little bird?  I didn't realize until stampers were leaving my house after making this card that it is very similar to the bird I have hanging on my front door right now.  

I combined this new Sweet Songbirds bundle with new In Colors, Orchid Oasis and Parakeet Party, for our first event of the new catalog.  And I'll admit I used the same color combination as I did on my last new Sending Smiles In Color card - becoming my new favorite?  Maybe :-)


I wanted to use the words from the set and I like bigger images for the inside of the card, so as you can see, problem solved with a little extra stamping!

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Monday, April 18, 2022

Sending Smiles Birthday Card

I spent my afternoon making a swap card.  It's one of the fun perks of being a demo.  We get to preorder from new catalogs, and then we swap with other demonstrators.  We make a set number and send them off to the swap hostess, and she swaps them out and sends us back that same number of different cards made by demonstrator friends.  It's a great way to get ideas or to see new product being used!  We make full cards so sometimes I have used one to send to one of my stampers who has seen and/or made all of my ideas already.  

I used the new Sending Smiles stamp set and dies to make this cheerful card, and I love, love, love the new In Colors, Parakeet Party and Orchid Oasis together.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Springy Cards for a Snowy Day

Here in central Illinois, we are have another day of snow.  I designed cards for this weekend’s stamp-a-stack knowing this weather was coming. It looks like I’m going to need to reschedule and will need another card design.  I’m afraid the valentine card will be too late when we are able to stamp next weekend.  Maybe I can put together a slightly modified to go kit for valentine cards!

These other two cards definitely have us thinking springy thoughts!

My friend Mary McCormick designed this bird card for a group swap. I made a few changes, but this card was definitely inspired by Mary‘s creation. I love that little pop of Pool Party ink on the flowers.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Cards for the Winter Months

It was fun to get back to my craft room after a holiday break to make this month’s to go kit cards.  I decided on a mixture of wintery cards with a little hint of spring coming.  

These card kits are die cut and ready to assemble so when planning, I knew the tree die would make an easy yet stunning card.  That red bird is just the right pop of color.  

February to go kits won't go out until after Valentine's Day so I included this one for anyone who won't be attending an in person event. 

This lovely card make me want my tulips are daffodils to start coming up.  I have this very daffodil in my backyard, and I look forward to putting them in a vase on the kitchen table every year.  

This guy is fussy cut from some of the DSP in the last round of Sale-a-bration.  He's wintery but not Christmasy.  

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time of Giving Fall Tags

A few months ago I was busy creating Christmas tags and other projects with the new bundle - Time of Giving. It’s an amazing set and it’s full of possibilities. I was demonstrating for a group of demo friends and I was focusing on Christmas tags. But this set has other fall stamps and dies so I couldn’t resist making a few fall tags as part of my presentation.  

I’m looking forward to sharing the over 75 tags, cards and projects soon!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Summer Shadows You Inspire Me Card

The new catalog is coming out August 3 and I have so many pre-ordered sets that it's hard to know where to start!  I want to try them all!  I am doing a demonstration of one particular bundle in August for demonstrator friends so that was an easy place to begin.  And thanks to the swap I participated in, I got to play with a different new mini catalog bundle and also some Sale-a-bration products.  

Here is my Sale-a-bration swap card:

I love the black, white and pink combination so when I saw the Beautifully Penned 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper, I knew that's what I was going to do!  This DSP is so great because it coordinates with the Hand-Penned  Petals bundle in the annual catalog on one side and is a much simpler black and white pattern on the other. 

My base is the new in color, Polished Pink, and then I added the basic black and DSP.  Also in the Sale-a-bration catalog, there is a new Summer Shadows die set.  It also coordinates with an annual catalog item, Shaded Sumer Stamp set.  I don't own that stamp set, but as you can see, there's no need to own the stamps to still get a lot of use out of the dies.  I cut my flower pieces out of more Polished Pink and Melon Mambo.  And the leaves are Pear Pizzazz.  I popped the square panel up with dimensionals and attached all the flower pieces flat. 

To finish off the card, I used the "you INSPIRE me" sentiment from the free Sale-a-bration set Delicate Dahlias.  I even made a few extras for myself to drop in the mail to some friends.  

If you live in the US and don't have a demonstrator, I would love to send you copies of these two new catalog.  

Thursday, July 22, 2021

It’s Christmas in July

It’s going to be hot and humid here today so what better way to spend the afternoon and evening than making Christmas cards? It’s time for our annual Christmas in July!  

I’ve been playing around with so many new products from my demonstrator pre-order, but the catalog does not go live until August 3. So it was fun to pull out some stamps sets from the annual catalog to create our Christmas cards for the day. 


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Friday, July 16, 2021

Ice Cream Stand Up Card

 No Designer Series Paper?  No problem!  Sweet Ice Cream is a great set!  Everyone loves ice cream in the summer, and I’ve made another fun fold that stands up when you take it out of the envelope.  

For the card base, start with a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Coming in from the side, score at 2" and 3 1/8".  I find it easiest to turn the card and do the same thing from the other side.  Less mesurements to worry about that way - you do the same thing on both sides.

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