Monthly Archives: August 2014

So Sweet Work of Art


Here I go again putting my Work of Art #134114 stamp set to work. As a tribute to the end of summer and my favorite fruit I made a yummy thank you card.  For the watermelon seeds, I used the heart from the Bitty Banner stamp set.

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2014_08_30IMG_4932 The Ohio State University Marching Band is truly THE BEST DAMN BAND IN THE LAND and today’s post is the card I made my son’s friend, Jacob for making the TBDBITL in the X row (trumpets). Jacob worked hard all summer practicing until he was perfect and selected as one of the 225 marching Buckeyes.  Bravo Jacob!

To make this card, I repurposed a card that I received from a friend and added Stampin Up cardstock and the TBDBITL letters cut from the Little Letters Thinlits #133730 and a handcut bravo flag using the A Dozen Thoughts #131059 stampset. 

Hopefully the OSU Buckeyes and the TBDBITL have a great year! 

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Fresh Prints Gate Fold

2014_08_29IMG_3643 Today’s post is a 2fer card.  Same design 2 looks.  For this card, I used the now retired Fresh Prints paper stack for both panels on both cards.  The gatefold card was created using the Stampin Up envelope punch board #133774. I added a black flower by stacking several layers from the flower Frenzy Die #133728.  The sentiment is from the Really Good Greetings #130333 stamp set and is placed on top of a basic black piece for Chevron Ribbon #130010.

I truly love this color combination and can attest that black really works with everything.

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Busy Busy Busy


I have really been working with the Stampin Up Maritme DSP #133696 lately and I must say when I saw this paper in the DSP pack I thought it was way too busy to use on a card but boyI  was I wrong! I just cut the paper into sections.  The red card base helps “quiet” down and balance the busy background. I added a sentiment from a retired stamp set ( I can’t remember the name) and added it to a hand cut banner with some of the Coastal Cabana Thick Baker’s Twine #135638 to finish the fun card!

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Make A Wish

2014_08_27IMG_4939 Today’s post is some of what I made using the July 2014 Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin kit. Each month a Paper Pumpkin kit comes to you and is a fully designed project kit arrives in an adorable box filled with stamps, ink and paper – everything cut and ready to go. Just think of it as creativity in  a box!  All you need are some scissors, adhesive and your paper pumpkin kit.

Paper Pumpkin kits are perfect for the crafter who is too busy to design her own cards, the crafter who travels for their job-paper pumpkin kit can tuck right in your suitcase, or a  beginner that does not want to have a huge investment in supplies paper pumpkin is right sized for you.  No matter what kind of crafter you are Stampin Up’s Paper Pumpkin is for you because it is not messy, no extras are needed and it creates no crafting aftermath.  If you are interested in subscribing to paper pumpkin, contact me

Below are the close ups of some of my finished cards.  I still have lots of stuff left over so I plan to combine it with other Stampin Up products to create some other cards.So stay tuned!

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Weekly Deals

CM1634BEvery week Stampin Up introduces items that are on sale for 1week only.  Check out the latest batch of Stampin Up deals.  Discounted items for this week end on Sept1st.  If you see something you want to order use the sign in or create a new account to place your online order.

If you don’t want to place the order online email me your order and contact information at and I will place the order for you but will need to have a form payment before the order will be placed.  For the weekly deals, it would be best to have a credit or debit card available.

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Maritime Fun

2014_08_26IMG_4923Summer is winding down and today I am posting a tribute to summer card.  I absolutely love the Stampin Up Maritime DSP #133696 which I used for the background paper and the cute banner flags punched from the Banner punch #133519 in the Stampin Up annual catalog.  the “hi” banner was stamped using the coordinating Banner Banter #134060.  The sea life stamped images and the anchor are from the Sea Street #133988 stamp set.  I wrapped the card with the gold Bakers twine #132975.

I am sad that summers over but looking forward to the tastes of fall and all the exciting new products coming in the Stampin Up holiday catalog.


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2014_08_25IMG_4695I got a jumpstart on my Christmas cards for my annual Christmas in July workshop. The Stampin Up annual catalog has a very limited number of stamps available so I had to get creative. Today’s post is a simple holiday card featuring the Stampin Up mustache framelit #133741.  For added texture to the mustache, I used the now retired Petals a Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.   I added a cherry nose in glimmering using the 1/2 ” punch and glimmer red paper #121790. The sentiment is from the new Good Greetings set available for Stampin Up hostesses starting in September. 

The new Stampin Up holiday catalog goes live on September 1st and is filled with a lot of new and fun stamps, DSP and embellishments for fall, Halloween, Christmas, winter and New Years.   If you would like a free catalog, send me an email with your mailing address and I will mail it to you. 

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Banner Thanks

2014_08_24IMG_3669  Today’s post is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from page 62 of the Stampin Up annual catalog.  I swapped out the background DSP with DSP from a paper stack of long ago. I embossed the Sentiment in silver powder#109131 using the Million and One stampset #126377. I added hearts and a piece of Tangerine Tango ribbon and created a great gift set of Thank You cards.

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Empty Nesters

2014_08_23IMG_4943It is with a heavy heart that I post today’s card.  3 of my friends and I dropped our kids off at college and now are empty nesters.  So I made this card using the now retired Stampin Up Take Care stamp set #126312.  The Take Care stamp set is one that is retired but I just can’t part with and it made the cutest empty nest cards.  I stamped the tree onto the whisper white Party Pennants #133732 piece.  I stamped the nest two times on crumb cake and then cut out and layered it on the tree limb.  I added the sentiment and then added a piece of 1 1/4″ burlap ribbon and added it to the card base textured with the woodgrain textured impressions embossing folder.

Hopefully this card will bring comfort and help to fill the void we are all feeling with in our empty nest.    

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