Stampin’ UP! Berry Burst and Powder Pink Comfort and Healing Card

Feminine, comforting card in two new colors!  Berry Burst and Powder Pink were just made to compliment each other.  In this card they showcase the lovely new colors as well as the new 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  Don’t you just love the way this ribbon ties into bows?  Little effort and you have a gorgeous bow to set off your card and give that OOMPH!   Below the card you will find the products that I used in making this card.

Cardstocks: Powder Pink

Berry Burst

Whisper White

Die Cuts: (Scalloped Base)-Layering Circles Framelits

Tags and Labels Framelits (now retired)

Delicate White Doilies

5/8″ Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding

Sentiment: Flourishing Phrases stamped in Berry Burst Ink

The banner was hand cut.


Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick Just a Note cute card

Oh, this stamp set is sooo cute!  And best of all it is FREE!  If you order $50 or more between now and March 31, 2017,  you may choose a free item from the SALE-A-Bration catalog!  So many to choose from, and this surely must be the cutest in this little catalog.

This little chicken just screams bright colors.  For this card I used Bermuda Bay Card Stock layered with Basic Black Card Stock card base.  The bright yellow of course is Daffodil Delight  Ink and Card Stock. The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp set.   I stamped the little hen using Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White Card Stock.  Using the new Water Color Pencils I used Daffodil Delight, rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay.  Then using an Aquapainter I blended all the colors to get this colorful Hen!  The Bermuda Bay background was first dry embossed using the Seaside Embossing Folder.

img_5834_edited-1 img_5830_edited-1

Here is the same hen,  using Melon Mambo Card Stock and Crumb Cake for the background colors.  There are so many combinations that you would use to play with this stamp set.


The inside of the Bermuda Bay Colorwise, Adorable little greeting chick!


The inside of the Melon Mambo Colorwise.

The products that I have used in these cards are listed at the end of this blog.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 25514140

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017 Occasions Catalog or the 2016-17 Annual Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog is here!!!



If you haven’t seen the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet, click here or on the image above to go see the PDF version. It’s a fantastic catalog so go take a peek and get your wish list ready!



Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-a-bration has begun! Sale-a-bration is that wonderful time of year where for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those items you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. You earn free Sale-a-bration items on purchases from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Online Store and the Clearance Rack! There is no limit to the number of items that you can earn!

Click here or on the image above to go see the items that you can earn for free with your $50 or greater purchase between January 4 and March 31!  The items that you can earn for free are marked with a little orange hot air balloon with the word “FREE” on it. There are 12 awesome products in the brochure!



Here are the products I used in these cards:
Product List

Stampin’ Up! Petals & Paisleys Speciality DSP and Rose Wonder Thoughtful Card

Rich, elegant, lush, wonderful adjectives describing Rich Razzleberry Card Stock.  This card base is Rich Razzleberry Card Stock layered with Petals & Paisleys Speciality Designer Series Paper in coordinating patterns.  The seam is covered with Delightful Dijon 3/8″ Ribbon (from the Trio set in the Holiday Catalog).   A small piece of the Delightful Dijon Ribbon tied in a single knot on the lower edge.


The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzelberry Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock using a stamp from the Rose Wonder  Stamp Set.  It is then die cut using Layering Squares Framelits in a size that fits the sentiment.  Then layered with the next size up die in Delightful Dijon.  These layers were adhered using SNAIL adhesive and then adhered to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Two enamel dots from the Brights Enamel Shapes applied to the lower bottom of the sentiment.


The inside of the card is finished by adhering a layer of  Petals & Paisleys Speciality DSP using SNAIL adhesive.  The decorative marks on the left upper and right lower corners is from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink.


Here are the products I used in this card:
Product List

Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches stamp set with Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper background

Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Sentiment  and Night of Navy Card Stock create a perfect ‘masculine’ feeling “Your in My Thoughts” Card but is appropriate for an elegant woman as well!

Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only going to be available until August 31!  If you don’t have this versatile stamp set, order it today!  I love the sentiments on it, AND all the fun things you can do with the trees, tree, etc.

The Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper is perfect for elegance don’t you agree?  There are so many coordinating patterns in this Series.  I posted a card several weeks ago using four of the patterns!  All lovely, hard to choose just one.  This card Clean and Simple Card  features two designs in this paper series.

The card base is Night of Navy Card Stock, the lower half is Flora Boutique DSP adhered with SNAIL adhesive.  Using Night of Navy Ink I stamped the sentiment from Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set on Whisper White Card Stock.  I then die cut it using an appropriate size of scalloped die from the Layering Circles Framelit Set.  I then die cut the next layer using Night of Navy in the very next size scalloped Die.  The final layer is two sizes up scalloped Circle using the Floral Boutique DSP.  I then adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Using Night of Navy Solid Bakers Twine I wrapped it around the lower 1/3 several times and tied it in a bow.

The card front was completed by adding two medium size Metal Rim Pearls to the right upper side.

in my thoughts ft_edited-1-1

The inside was even cleaner and simpler~I layered the Floral Boutique DSP and Whisper White Card Stock and added two strips of contrasting Floral Boutique Washi Tape to the left side.  Quick, clean and so pretty.  Hope you like it!

in my thoughts in_edited-1-1

  Product List

Grateful Bunch and Jar of Love are sweet Thank you Card in Mint Macaron.

Summer flowers are beginning to fade.  I just noticed today that Walmart is already displaying potted fall mums here in the South!  Just a little early I think.  The weather here is stinkin’ hot.  Humid and sticky.  A few brief showers today and then it felt even more unbearable.  In the mid 90’s.

I used Mint Macaron to give this card a little breath of fresh flowers, maybe a cooler breeze!  Even the breezes have been hot this summer!  The base is Mint Macaron Card Stock with a layer of Blooms and Bliss DSP.  Then using the lovely flower stems in the Jar of Love Stamp Set I stamped them twice using Mint Macaroon.

The jar was made by using Stazon Black Ink on a window Sheet  and then using the matching jar die cut from Everyday Jar Framelits set.  Using just a drop of  the Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the sides, top and bottom I adhered the die cut positioning it over the flower stems.

Using the flower stamp from Grateful Bunch Stamp Set I used Tuxedo Black on  Very Vanilla Card Stock and then punched out the flowers using the coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch.   Using a sponge dauber and Mint Macaroon Ink Pad I smudged each flower to get just a hint of green.  The centers are Daffodil Delight using a sponge dauber.  Positioning the flowers  over the stamped stems I added dimension to two of them by using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them.  The other flowers were adhered by using glue dots.

The bow is Mint Macaroon 3/8″ sheer linen ribbon and adhered using a glue dot.  The sentiment is Thanks Stamp from the Jar of Love Stamp Set stamped in Tuxedo Black on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  It was then die cut using an appropriately sized die from the Tags and Labels Set.  It was then smudged on the edge using a sponge dauber and Mint Macaron Ink.  I adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The cute little Bee was stamped in Tuxedo Black on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  Die cut using the bee die from the Everyday Jar Framelits set.  I colored it using Daffodil Delight and Aqua Painter.  I gave the bee a little ‘bling’ adhering a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel to his head.

jar tx

The inside of the card was finished using Very Vanilla Card Stock and placing a piece of Washi Tape form the Affectionately Yours Set across both corners.  The flowers are stamped using the two step flower from the Jug of Love Stamp Set.  The base of the flowers were stamped in Pool Party Ink.  The top layer was Mint Macaron.

jar thx3
Product List

Detailed Floral Thinlets and Floral Phrases Card in Peekaboo Peach.

The Floral Thinlets/Floral Phrases Stampin’ Up! Bundle is so very versatile.  Peekaboo peach is perfect for this design.  Pretty , eye catching and very appealing.

This lovely card was a ‘quick’.  I cased it from Lee Ann Greff –Click here to go to her blog.  I changed a few things up to make it my own.  This paper and the die cut is awesome!  Elegant, lacy looking and very feminine.

The base card (Whisper White Card Stock) is cut as usual 4 1/4″ X 11″ long ways.  Scored at 5 1/2″ and folded to find the middle.  The die is then  placed on half of the card right the fold. Be sure to place the edgelit die just on the border.    Die cut and using the brush tool remove all the little ‘crumbs’.  Then take a piece of Peekaboo Peach Card Stock  4 1/4″ wide by 4 1/2″ long.  Carefully glue to the underside using the Thin-Tip Glue Pen.  When glue is dry run through the Big Shot with just the edgelet piece mirroring the Whisper White piece.  Take a length of Peekaboo PeachRuched  Ribbon and tie around the top of the card.  Finish is an overhand bow and tie rather tightly into attractive knot.  Trim ends of ribbon. I held the ribbon in place by picking up a glue dot and placing under ribbon to adhere to background in several places both the front and the inside.  Finishing off the top by placing a Rhinestone Jewel in the middle of the lower flower.


The inside of the card was finished by stamping the lovely flower from Floral Phrases stamp set in Peekaboo Peach Ink centering it close to top.  The sentiment is from  the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set in Peekaboo Peach Ink.  Stamp the border from the Floral Phrases Stamp Set across the bottom of the inside.  Stamp the border again across the end of a Whisper White Envelope.


The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set stamped in Peekaboo Peach on Whisper White and punched out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch.  The back ground under the butterfly is a piece of Peekaboo Peach Card Stock die cut using an appropiate size die from the layering ovals framelits.  I smudged the edge of the oval using a sponge dauber and Peekaboo Peach Ink.   I placed Rhinestone on the butterfly for his head.  The butterfly was adhered to the oval using  Glue Dots.  I placed two enamel hearts in Peekaboo Peach at each end  of  the oval.

This really was a quick and clean card project.  I especially enjoyed the bundle of Peekaboo Peach Products that have  so many wonderful matching products available:  paper, ink,  ribbon, DSP, Enamel Dots.

Be sure to check back!  Tuesday will be Amy’s Inking Krew August  Blog Hop!  Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.
Product List

Stampin’ Up! Dapper Denim Card Stock, By the Shore DSP and Seaside Shore Stamp set.

August 1!  Oh, has it been a hot summer so far here in North Georgia.  We are lucky though, our high doesn’t usually get past 88 or so.  But of course our humidity is 200%….  Makes it feel like 110 degrees. I think of going to the seashore, for us it usually means West coast of Florida.  It’s very hot down there this summer too, so I guess we’ll just stay home in the AC.  Making this card made me yearn for a condo on the beach with a big window looking over the beach and water and luxurious AC….I guess that defeats the purpose.

This little fish is very happily cool in his environment.  I made this card by first stamping the fish in Mint Macaron  Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  I hand colored him using Dapper Denim ink and a Blender Pen.  The bubbles are stamped in Dapper Denim and colored with Dapper Denim.  The little star fix and the clams are stamped in Crumb Cake.  This was die cut using a smaller oval from the Layering Oval Framelit dies.  The background was die cut using a bit larger scalloped oval from the same set.

The stripped  layer is a layer of By the Sea Shore DSP on a layer of Soft Sky Card Stock cut 1/4 inch larger.  Before adhering the pieces together I placed a length of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon across the lower 1/3 of the piece using SNAIL to fasten it down.

The bottom layer is a piece of the By The Sea Shore DSP , embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder then adhered to a layer of Dapper Denim Card Stock and adhered to the card base using SNAIL adhesive.

The stripped layer was adhered using SNAIL.  The fish piece was placed using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a bit of definition.  A bow was made using Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon and placed in the middle of the horizontal ribbon with Glue Dots.


The inside of the card was completed by adhering a layer of Dapper Denim to the back.  I cut a layer of very vanilla allowing 3/4″ on each side, I then daubed the edges (smudged) with Dapper Denim to give it a bit of dimension.

The Seaweed, shells and Starfish are stamps from the By the Seashore Stamp set and I stamped them in Crumb Cake.  This is a fairly quick and easy card.  Hope you’ll try it.


These are the supplies that I used in making this card:
Product List