Month: September 2013

SU Perfectly Preserved with Scentsational Season

The Friday MashUp # 128 this week has a challenge to use a fall food and paper piecing. I am sure it is a complete surprise to you that I decided to use the retired SU Perfectly Preserved stamp set! I paired it with another “I don’t know why it is retired” SU set Scentasational Season. I love these sets with their matching framelits! I covered up the snowflake on the mug with a popped up apple to coordinate with the instant apple cider packet in this simple holder. I embellished it with a cinnamon stick. I also corner punched the cider packet to just put a little finish on it.  I technically did not mash it up with paper piecing but I did add a piece of some DSP;)

SU Perfectly Perserved with Scentsational Season Cider Holder

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Perfectly Preserved and SU Scentsational Season (both retired)
INK: SU Real Red, SU Garden Green, SU More Mustard (retired)
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Polka Dot Parade DSP, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Burlap Ribbon, SU Real Red Designer Button (on Clearance Rack now!), jute twine, cinnamon stick, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
TOOLS: SU Framelits with the above stamp sets

Here is a quick tutorial:

Start with an 8.5″ square and cut diagonally in half from two points across from each other diagonally. You do this by lining up the two points in the cutting groove of a trimmer. You will end up with two equal triangles. Place the longer side of one of the triangles against the top edge of the Scoring Tool and  score at 4″ and 8.” Corner round all three points of the triangle. Fold the scored areas over each other to form a pocket that is held together by sticky strip.

SU Perfect Blend

The SU Perfect Blend stamp set is an inexpensive little set that I have used a lot lately. One of my favorite DSPs to pair it with is the retired SU Well Worn- good thing I picked up a few packs on the Clearance Rack a few months back. Don’t forget to check out the new items- a good way to stock on at a great price! I grabbed a couple of coffee stirrers at my local coffee shop thinking they would look cute in the take-cup…and they do, don’t you think so? I loosely used the talented Linda Suarez’s layout at Freshly Made Sketches # 104 this week- though my banner is a wee little one from the Circle Thinlits card die;)

SU Perfect Blend Well Worn

Funny little story…at stamp class, a few of my gals kept restamping their sentiment saying they messed it up. I said, “Oh, it is supposed to be “shaky” looking- you know, like you are hyped up on caffeine!”

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Perfect Blend
INK: SU Early Espresso, SU Soft Suede
PAPER: SU Cajun Craze, SU Not Quite Navy and SU Well Worn DSP (both retired), SU Naturals Ivory
ACCESSORIES: SU Linen Thread tied on a Cajun Craze Designer Button
TOOLS: SU Circle Thinlit Banner die, CB Seeing Spots (a fave of mine)


SU Kind and Cozy

I have not played with Fab Friday for a while so I thought I would join in in the fun for this challenge # 27. When I saw the four squares, I thought of the cute little cups in the SU Kind and Cozy stamp set. Here is the card:

SU Kind and Cozy with Delicate Designs

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Kind and Cozy, SU Tiny Tags
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Pool Party, SU Calypso Coral, SU Basic Gray, SU Whisper White, SU Tea for Two DSP (retired)
INK: SU Real Red, SU Pool Party, SU Calypso Coral, SU Basic Gray, SU So Saffron
ACCESSORIES: SU Silver Mini Brads
TOOLS: SU 1 inch square punch, SU Tiny Tags Punch

Here is a little tip to help line up and center the four squares- cut two strips of  1/4 inch cardstock and place them on the grid as shown. Then just place the inner corners of each square into the inside corners made by the intersection of the two strips lined up on the grid paper.

SU Kind and Cozy with Grids


New Photopolymer Stamp Sets- and they are cute!

I have to say, I really love  the newest SU Photopolymer Stamp Sets…

Think of the possibilities with both scrapbooking and card making. I can imagine postcards and cute little tags! What about you, got any great ideas?

MAP IT OUT   # 134620  $13.95


GREETINGS FROM  #134621  $13.95


You can order these versatile sets in my online store on the right or right HERE.

Or you can give me a call or send and email to order. I would love to help you in any way I can!

SU Fishin’ Around for the Kids

Anne Marie at The Paper Players # 163  asked participants to create a kid-themed card this week. I have been itching to use the adorable single SU wooden stamp Fishin’ Around. It is just tooooo cute! I have also had some treat cups for about a year crying out to be used. I have seen so many neat ways to incorporate the treat cups with the stamp- even the Annual Catalog has an idea of putting water in a sealed treat cup to mimic the fish bowl filled with water. I am going to try that someday but I had these fun little beads and thought they looked like treasure so I put them in the treat cup to be jewels coming out of the  chest in the stamped image.  I decided to use a tag with a bow and the bold focal point of the treat cup after seeing Marion Vagg’s card at the MUSE Card Club # 35 this week. I must say the hubby was quite taken by the concept and shook and shook the card like a ‘lil kid!

small beads

SU Fishin' Around

 I took a bunch of photos but I can’t figure out how to take the picture to show that the button on the sentiment is indeed centered perfectly but looks like it is not. Hmmm….

SU Fishin' Around Close up

SU Fishin' Around Treat Circle

I used Stickles for the gold in the chest and the bubbles in the fishbowl. The sentiment was created in  SU My Digital Studio.

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Fishin’ Around, MDS sentiment
INK: SU Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel (retired), Smoky Slate, SU Pastels chalk
PAPER: SU Midnight Muse, SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Baja Breeze (retired), SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Treat Cup, SU Midnight Muse Satin-Stitched Ribbon, SU Pumpkin Pie Designer Button (retired), SU White Baker’s twine, random small beads, CB Seeing Spots embossing folder
TOOLS: SU Chalk Talk Framelits, SU 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch

Here is Marion’s  bright and bold card: