Card Ideas: Framelit Openings

We had such a good time at our Stamp Divas meeting last night! (My team meets to talk business, learn techniques, share ideas and create projects once a month — just a perk of being in my downline.) We did four projects based on the very first presentation last Saturday at the Chattanooga Regional meeting. […]

World Treasures: White Peacock

This peacock from the World Treasures stamp set is very special to me. I am a member of the Periwinkle Peacocks…a group of nine women who travel twice a year for extended weekends, camp in the summer, celebrate the holidays, and attend an annual scrapping/cardmaking retreat each spring. These are the friends I can call […]

Build A Blossom Meets Primrose and Starfruit

Don't you love having a coordinating punch for a stamp set? The Blossom Petals Builder punch pairs perfectly with the Build A Blossom stamp set. I've used two new In Colors in this sample, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit. This is a fast, easy card to make — and the inspiration came right out of […]

Celebrate the New Catalog!

Oh, my — I'm just downright giddy! Who cares about champagne and singing Auld Lang Syne???? THIS is MY "New Year's!" So there I was at noon placing my first Stampin' Up! order of the new stampin' year. Have you seen the cool new punches? Embossing folders for your Big Shot? And, for those of […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Y’all!

With a name like Kathleen Shannon I couldn't let St. Patrick's Day slip by without posting a project!   Although this card was created in My Digital Studio, you could easily construct it in the traditional manner with Stampin' Up! supplies. StampsBest Wishes & More, #111602Holiday Blitz, #115364Simple Friendship, #113397 PaperTextured Basic Black card stock, […]

Punchy Over Punches

Stammpin' Up!'s new line of punches are easy to store, easy to transport and make borders a snap. Bonnie Thurber demonstrates the new corner and border punches in this video.

Valentine: {Heart} Times Three

Here's another card from Jini Merck. StampsWith All My Heart, item #118134 Wood-mount; #118623 Clear-mountI {Heart} Hearts, item #117010 Wood-mount; #118571 Clear-mount PaperWhisper White card stockMelon Mambo card stockRegal Rose card stock AccessoriesPinking Hearts Border punch, item #117649White ribbonClear embossing powderHeat gun Jini is a demonstrator in our Simply INKspertional group. It's wonderful to have […]

Technique: Emerging Color

I love the Emerging Colors technique on this card because it combines two of my favorite things — the Medallion stamp and embossing. StampsMedallion, item #115223 PaperBella Bleu Designer Series paper, item #113974Brocade Blue card stockSoft Suede card stockNaturals Cream card stock InkVersamark stamp padSoft Suede Classic stamp padBrocade Blue Classic stamp padBrocade Blue Stampin' […]

Got Yours?

Ooohhh, there are so many fun things going on with Stampin' Up! right now that it's hard to keep up. If you're on my catalog mailing list, you should have received the new Occasions mini catalog and a Sale-A-Bration brochure in the mail last week. Please let me know if you have not received it […]

Friday the 13th List

Andrea became a fan of the Stamp-a-ma-jig at last weekend's workshop and asked me to name my favorite paper-crafting tools. It was easy for me! My Top 13 Stampin' Tools Stamp-a-ma-jig Big Shot Die Machine Daubers Table-Top Paper Cutter My Digital Studio software Dimensionals Spritzer Tool Craft & Paper Scissors Scallop Circle punch Top Note […]

Just For You

Here's a cute card using one of Stampin' Up!'s new Big Shot dies, the Lattice Bigz die (item #115958).   This next card also uses the Big Shot, but only for the textured background. The snowflakes are punchouts from our new Jumbo Snowflake punch. (Item #116628)   And here's another creative use of dies and […]

Hopping Cute

Yes, I know I promised a tutorial for the mini pizza box, but I'm still working on it. I'll have that tutorial up soon (no, really!). Here's another sample to keep you going till then. Punches Small and large ovals (ears) 1 3/4" circle (face) 3/4" circle (cheeks) Heart to Heart punch (nose) 1/2" circle […]

Who Isn’t Irish Today?

Whether your family tree sprouts from the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland — or it's merely wishful thinking on this most Irish of days — there's a bit of the blarney in all of us. Did you wear a shamrock today? Or tacky green beads? Or a green shirt? If you did, there were […]

Sweet, Baby!

These so-called "Onesie" cards are so easy. What a cute shower invitation it would make! This card is all about punches. I used the following punches: Scallop punch 1 – 3/8" circle punch 1/4" circle punch The trim paper is Rose Red Prints, from Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful Prints Designer series papers. These double-sided prints come […]