SU Seaside Shore Shaker Card

July 21, 2016


SU Seaside Shore Shaker

We made this shaker card at class last week using the SU Seaside Shore stamp set. To make the shaker mechanism, I used a sandwich of acetate, thin fun foam with a circle cut out, sand inside (a scant 1/2 t.), and another piece of acetate over top. I used Tombow glue to put it together and let it sit overnight to assure a good seal. I made the circle on the outside of the card a tad smaller than the circle in the fun foam.

SU Seaside Shore shaker close up

Here is the inside:

SU Seaside Shore incide shaler card

Tip: You can find an inexpensive bag of sand in the floral department of craft stores:)

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SU Flourishing Phrases

July 15, 2016

Another easy and elegant floral card made with the SU Flourishing Phrases Bundle…

SU Flourishing Phrases Sympathy

The stamp set has a multitude of sentiments!

Fphrases stamps

and awesome framelits, too!

fphrases framelits


SU Flourishing Phrases Comfort and Healing

SU Flourishing Phrases inside

We made this card at our monthly stamp class. I had one black piece of black cardstock to die cut all the framelits- we had a bit of a challenge with the large flower by the sentiment on the Sympathy card above. I believe it was due to putting too many dies on the machine at one time. We solved the problem by die cutting the flower separately. I will say that using the Precision Plate and Die Brush was helpful with these intricate dies. You can also use a shim of cardstock if you are having a challenge with cutting through any intricate framelits you use like the Butterflies etc.

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SU Floral Phrases Suite

July 11, 2016

Love, love, love this Floral Phrases Suite!

I made this quick card with a pretty piece of paper from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper  and the Detailed Floral Thinlits. A “punch” of butterflies with some baker’s twine adds just enough pop to finish it off.

SU Floral Phrases with Butterfly

SU Floral Phrases inside

I love that the curvy edged thinlit fits over each of the floral dies so you can have either side cut along the flower edge. Notice how the thinlit fits in the photo below:

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Summer Bonus Days

July 7, 2016



Bonus Days are here! For every $50 (US) you spend (before tax and shipping)  between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon emailed to you that you can use between August 2–31, 2016! 

We have about 40 $5 accessories in the new catalog

or you can use it to get a discount on something on your Wish List!

Here are the Details from Stampin’ Up:

  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
  • Promotion Deadlines: July 29, 2016
  • Coupon Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Redemption Deadline:  August 31
  • A valid email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email so be sure it’s an email you can access to retrieve your coupon.
  • We strongly recommend that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, SU cannot recover lost codes.
  • Participants will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period. (you will need to email it to the coupon code if I’m placing the order for you)
  • If your order is over $150, you will still be able to earn host rewards along with coupons.

Make sure you save this coupon code!


There will also be a special bundle coming out in August so be on the look out! 

It is a LIMITED EDITION stamp/framelit bundle available only Aug. 2nd – 31st.

It is NOT in any catalog.

 Even though I have some other stamps with maybe similar images, I have to admit…

I WANT this one… I see so many possibities with it! Don’t you just love the font?

Here it is:

thoughtful bannerthoughtful branches 1thoughtful pic


thoughtful branches dies

thoughtful branches prices

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SU Birthday Fiesta Suite

July 2, 2016

Hello peeps…on the road heading back to my sweet stamping gals in Pittsburgh- so excited to see them! I am tagging off the hubby’s phone wifi while he drives so I could share a fun card with you all on the last leg of the trip!

I LOVE the new SU Birthday Fiesta Suite!!!!!!

SU Birthday Fiesta cactus card

Here is the card I was hugely inspired by from the uber talented Ann Schach.

anns fiesta card

I loved Ann’s layout and could not get it out of my mind so I changed it up by adding a Pumpkin Pie border around the DSP, embossing the white panel with the Festive TIEF and adding a Melon Mambo border, adding some cacti posies, and tucking in the banner I punched with the Triple Banner Punch. The layout lends itself to the Freshly Made Sketches # 243 so I am sharing it there:)


SU Birthday Fiesta cactus inside

I can’t decide what I love more…

the embossing folder, the stamps, the framelits, or the Designer Series Paper!!!!

festive ef

Take a look at the stamps…so many fun images- the banners are so fun! I love both sentiments that can be used with so many other stamp sets, too. And it is photopolymer- stamps just beautifully!

birthday fiesta

The framelits are so cool- again, the banners are super, and the little flower die cuts are great, too!

fiesta time framelits

Oh gosh, and the Designer Series Paper is just too, too fun!

So bright and so easy to coordinate with the quality colored SU cardstock:)

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Oh, did I mention…I LOVE this suite of products?


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