Month: May 2013

SU One in a Million

As the end of the school year approaches- it’s time to thank a teacher:

SU One in a Million Ruler

SU One in a Million Inside

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU One in a Million, SU Woodgrain Background, TPC Ruler
INK: SU Whisper White Craft, Versamark, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Garden Green, SU Real Red, SU Crumb Cake, Gellyrollz Black Lined Notebook Paper
TOOLS: Provocraft apple die, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

My inspiration comes from The Muse Card Club #16 featured designer  Laurie Willison who created this awesome card:

muse 16

SU Sweet Essentials with Hexagons

The cue word at CASology #43 this week was HEXAGON. My mom picked me up some hexagon dies at a store near where she winters in Florida.  My mom is just getting comfortable with a computer and visited my site last week;) She was so excited to look over everything…wait until she sees this card.  I definitely went clean and simple on this for sure…just a  sentiment with the geometric shapes popped up with…what else but hexagonal SU Stampin’ Dimensionals!

SU Sweet Essentials Hexagon Red

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Sweet Essentials
INK: SU Real Red
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Basic Black, SU Basic Gray, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: Die-namics Hexagon Die

Week 43 - HEXAGON

SU Secret Garden

Oh my, here’s some old paper! I found this DSP in my SU Sage Shadow cardstock folder and decided it worked well with my design for this card using the Colour Q # 188 colors . I just received my SU Secret Garden bundle last week and was so excited to use it! I love how easy it is to die cut the pretty flowers. I used a different die for the leaves because I wanted something more delicate with the fine lines in the DSP. Of course, I made this for my mommy (and for Anne Marie’s theme challenge at The Paper Players # 144 heeheehee):

SU Secret Garden ribbon

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Secret Garden, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: SU Sage Shadow, Versamark with embossing powder
PAPER: SU Sage Shadow, SU Calypso Coral, SU So Saffron, SU retired Sage Shadow DSP
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU Incolor Designer Brads (Calypso Coral), SU Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon (retired)
TOOLS: SU Secret Garden Framelits, SU Little Leaves Sizzlet


SU Language of Friendship

Oh, how I love the SU Bird Builder Punch! I am glad it is not retiring but a few stamp sets that coordinate with it are retiring. Don’t hestitate to get the Language of Friendship or the Blissful Bird set because you will get a lot of use out of them with the punch. I used the sublte colors from  Pals Paper Arts # 158   to create this Thank You card for my neighbor- the sweetest gal you will ever meet!

SU Lannguage of Friendship

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Language of Friendship, SU Itty Bitty Banners
INK: SU Pool Party, SU Lucky Limeade, SU Summer Starfruit
PAPER: SU Pool Party, SU Lucky Limeade, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Whisper White, SU Tea for Two DSP
TOOLS: SU Apothecary Framelits, SU Bird Builder Punch, SU Boho Blossoms Punch, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

SU Blue Ribbon

It’s a Graduation Celebration at The Friday MashUp #108 this week, and it was at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa, last Saturday for my son, Aaron. He finished his undergraduate degree with Honors and is headed off to law school in the fall. Here’s a photo of the very proud parents with him. As you can see, I could not resist color coordinating Jim and I since he had that Primrose-y Petal/Melon Mambo shirt from a wedding last summer….


I am planning some fun GRADUATION cards/projects for Stamp Night next month so I played around with the SU Blue Ribbon stamp set. I have seen this design on numerous sites and just went with my own version with SU Parker’s Patterns DSP- about to retire!

SU Blue Ribbon Grad

Here is the inside with the top lifted:

SU Blue Ribbon with top open

Here is the card open for writing a note to the graduate:

SU Blue Ribbon Inside

Here it is with a Gift Card Holder inside:

SU Blue Ribbon Grad with Gift Card Holder

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Blue Ribbon, SU Alphabet Uppers Numbers (retired)
INK: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Cherry Cobbler
PAPER: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Daffodil Delight, SU Very Vanilla, SU Parker’s Patterns DSP, SU Marina Mist
TOOLS:SU 1 1/2 in. Circle Punch, SU 1 3/4 in. Circle Punch, SU 1-3/4″ in. Scallop Punch, SU 2 3/8 in. Scallop Punch, Nestabiities circle dies larger than 2-3/8″, Embossing folder?