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Flirty Flamingo and Layering Love Card

I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful, holiday weekend! The weather has been exceptionally awesome here in Michigan this weekend.

Finally! As many of you know, the new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog will be launching on June 1st! In preparation, I've been working on creating new projects with some of the awesome new products! Here's a card I made using the new Flirty Flamingo cardstock and ink. I also used the new stamp set, Layering Love as well as the returning stamp, Flower Patch.

Flower Patch Flirty Flamingo

Tips, Tricks, and Reminders

Live, Laugh Love. Live, Laugh, Love is the star of this card. I love the size of all of the sentiments in this Layer Love stamp set. I simply stamped the sentiment on Whisper White card stock in Flirty Flamingo ink. Then I layered (no pun intended. :-)) it onto a slightly bigger piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock.

Flower Patch. I was so excited to learn that this versatile stamp set was carrying over to the new catalog. There are so many projects that it can be used on. For this particular card, I stamped the flower image in Versamark on whisper white card stock. I sprinkled White Stampin' Up Emboss Powder. After I heat set the Emboss Powder, I sponged the images with Flirty Flamingo ink, and punched them out using the coordinating Pansy Punch.

Final Touches. I mounted the Flower Patch flowers onto Whisper White card stock with Fast Fuse. The sentiment was then adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.


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Awesome August Paper Pumpkin!

Look what the mailman just delivered to my door!

I'm always excited when my Paper Pumpkin kit arrives in the mail, and today was no exception! I love the color scheme and the fact that there are 3-d projects as well as cards this month!

August Paper Pumpkin August Paper Pumpkin 2

And here are two of the finished projects! They are so quick and easy to assemble, and beautiful too!

August Paper Pumpkin Box
August Paper Pumpkin Card

August Paper Pumpkin Card and Box


Don't miss out on your chance to have these great kits delivered to your door.

Take advantage of the special sign-up deal today!

Use the code: HALFOFF at checkout!

Happy Stamping!

Convention 2015 Swap Cards

Now that the Stampin' Up! 2015 Convention has ended, I'm going to share some of the projects that I made and how to make them.

This was my first year going to Convention and what a great time it was! I participated in 13 swaps, for a total of 306 cards and treat holders.

Here are some of the swap cards that I created.


 3x3 SWAP:

This size cards works well for gift bags, thank you's for waiters/waitresses, and or any other time that you have just a little something to say.

3x3 Swap Cards Convention 2015These cards can be quick and simple, or complex. Much like the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards.

Here's how I made mine:

  • 3"x6" piece of 2014-2016 In Color card stock, scored @ 3" on the long side. You can get 8 of these bases out of a 12"x12" piece of card stock.
  • 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Old Olive card stock.
  • 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • Timeless Love stamp set
  • One Big Meaning stamp set
  • Black Stazon Ink
  • 2-5-1/2" pieces of burlap strings
  • 1 glue dot
  • 2014-2016 Markers and Old Olive Markers


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Hot Diggity Birthday Card
Birthday Swap Convention 2015

  • 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Pear Pizzazz card stock
  • 5-3/8 x 4-1/8" Daffodil Delight card stock
  • 5-1/4" x 4" Whisper White card stock
  • 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" Pear Pizzazz card stock
  • 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" Daffodil Delight Card stock
  • 2"x 2" Whisper White Card stock
  • 1-1/2" x 3" strips of Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White card stock
  • Hot Diggity Dog Stamp Set
  • Black Stazon Ink
  • Early Espresso Ink
  • Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, and Blushing Bride Stampin' Write markers
  • Rhinestones (1)
  • 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
  • 2" Circle Punch
  • 1-3/8" Circle Punch
  • Washi Label Punch



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Christmas Swap:


  • Lots of Joy Convention Swap 20155-1/2" x 4-1/4" Whisper White card stock
  • 5-1/4" x 4" Whisper White card stock
  • 4" x 2" Whisper White
  • 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Scrap piece of Whisper White card stock for Christmas tree
  • Lots of Joy stamp set
  • Mossy Meadow Ink
  • Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write marker
  • Tree Punch
  • Brick Wall Embossing Folder
  • 2-Way Glue Pen
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Banner Triple Punch
  • Stampin' Dimensionals




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I hope you enjoy these swap cards!

Everything You Need to Make an Awesome Graduation Gift Card Holder!

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All products in the Weekly Deals offer are 25% off. Prices good June 9th - June 15th!

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Any Occassion Card using the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set.

I've finally had the chance to play with some of the new stamp sets from the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog.

Garden in Bloom is fast becoming my favorite set.

Today's video shows you an awesome card for that special female in your life. It can be used as a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or, and this is my favorite reason to give a card, JUST BECAUSE! I've tweaked this card from one that my friend, and fellow demonstrator, Debbie Mason shared with me. Thanks Debbie!

I've included pictures and cutting dimensions below in this post.


***The correct size for the  Melon Mambo cardstock  is actually 8-1/2"x5-1/2! I think I mentioned that it was Monday a few times! lol ***

All the products featured in this video are available in my online store. And, as always, place an order of $50 or more, and earn FREE, exclusive REWARDS! Details can be found by clicking on the REWARDS on the right side of this blog.

Finally, don't forget about the amazing Starter Kit special from now through June 30th.  I'm sure your wish list for the new catalog is long and this is a great opportunity to select $125 in merchandise, PLUS 2 additional stamp sets for FREE - all for only $99 and it ships for FREE!  NO STRINGS ATTACHED!  

Details can be found by clicking on the image below.



Melon Mambo Garden in Bloom 1

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Melon Mambo cardstock cut 8-1/2" by 5-1/2". Score at 4-1/4 on the long side.
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock cut 5-1/4" by 4".
  • Whisper White cardstock cut 5" by 3-3/4".
  • English Garden Designer Series Paper cut 3-3/4" by 1-1/2".
  • 12" piece of 1/4" Cotton Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz.

Melon Mambo Garden in Bloom 2

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