Monthly Archives: May 2016

Dream Big!



Today is a bittersweet day.  It is the last day to get any items from the 2015-2016 Stampin Up annual catalog or the Stampin Up Occasions catalog before the new 2016-2017 annual catalog goes live tomorrow.  For today’s card post I am featuring 2 of my favorite things from the occasions catalog that will not be carried over.  The Shine On DSP and the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set will be gone but not forgotten.

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Balloon Celebration


Today’s post is a simple layout featuring the Stampin Up Balloon Celebration #140675 on the main panel that Cammie brayered for the sky.  The balloon was stamped and then punched using the coordinating Balloon Bouquet punch #140609 The sentiment is also from the Balloon Celebration stamp set/

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Sparkle and Shine


Happy birthday to my Mother In Law, Marilynn.  When I saw the Stampin Up Shine On #140579 DSP and the Sparkle and Shine #140730stamp set I knew that I would be making a a card for her with these two products. Marilyn loves all that sparkles and usually can be seen wearing a shirt with bling so this is the perfect card for her.  I drew my inspiration from the sample in the occasions catalog for the tag.  I added the tag to the card front along with a strip of coordinating DSP or cardstock and a strip of the glimmer Washi tape (retired). I added rhinestones and sequins to bling it up and give the card the right amount of sparkle!  Happy birthday Marilynn!


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“Holey” Thanks


Today’s post is a simple design with a “Hole” lot of impact!  Cammie used a variation of a watercolor technique with her Stampin Up re-inkers to create the tye-dyed effect.  She punched various sizes of holes to the top panel and added the sentiment from the retiring Stampin Up Hostess stamp set- Love You Sew #140640 to create this simple and fun thank you card.

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Birthday Ewe


I know that you have seen the Q-Tip sheep before but I could not resist posting it on a birthday card.  Cammie used the soon to be retired  Have a Cuppa #140567 DSP paper stack.  The sheep was made using a punch of Q-Tips and she hand wrote the sentiment onto a Washi Tape Punched Piece.  Super Q and special birthday card that needs special handling if mailing it!

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JOY to the world



I was supposed to post a Christmas card yesterday since it was the 25th of the month but that conflicted with Blair’s birthday so today is the day.  This card is one of Cammie’s Christmas beauties. She textured the background with the retired Stampin Up Boughs and Berries Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For the layered focal piece she started with a label cut from the Lots of Labels Framelits #138281 and then Stamped the image from the  Stampin Up An Open Heart #134999; she then added the cut  the letters out using retired set.  The poinsettia was stamped from the Reason For the Season #139730 stamp set.

Be sure to check out the Retired products on  the Stampin Up retirement list.  All products on the list will not be available beyond May 31st.

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Punkys Pizza

Since it is Blair’s birthday, I think it is only fair to share her creativity.  She made this fantastic pizza box for my son and mailed it to his dorm for his birthday.  It was definitively a hit!

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Bad Ass Birthday

Here’s to a GREAT BIG birthday shout out to our own baby sister Blair!  I made to versions of this card featuring a non Stampin Up stamp but everything else is all SU!  I try to be loyal to SU but sometimes I find stamps that I just can’t refuse and this little jackass set from Unity was one of those sets!  For the first card (the one on the left) I used the Stampin Up It’s My Party DSP #140552 and cut an oval window to display the donkey.  For the 2nd card (on the right) I went all out for the total party feel my making a pinata. I used the same card layout as the first card but used hte Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #140592 that I partied up with fun bright colors and a dauber.  I then dangled the donkey from a piece of silver cording and added the sentiment from the stamp set.  Happy birthday baby Blair.

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A Great Big Birthday Shout out to our dear Friend Cathy Hankins.  I used the card sample on pg 51 of the Stampin Up Occasions catalog and switched a few things to make it my own.  The card features my favorite DSP, Shine On #140579 as the background layer. For the focal panel I stamped the sentiment from the Love You Sew #140640 stampset and then added the  numbers cut from Large Numbers Framelits #140622 and secured it down with a couple of pieces of Washi Tape.

Happy 29th {again} Cathy!

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Shining Bright


I am so sad that the Shine On DSP #140579 is not being carried over from the Stampin Up Occasions catalog.  It is so beautiful because the designs are printed on Kraft paper with silver foil designs on one side.  The catalog images really don’t do this paper justice.  I used the non shiny piece for the background layer and then added a piece of gold satin ribbon I then cut flower and leaves from the Stampin Up Botanical Builder Framelits #140625 and added pearls to the center.  The sentiment is stamped from the Rose Wonder #140619 stamp set and then cut using the coordinating Rose Garden Thinlit #140619.

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