Taking a second look at a card…SU Hold on to Hope

February 28, 2018

This is a NEW post…read on…

So, I made this card, I liked it, and I posted it…remember?

And then…I kept looking at it and wondered what was off…do you ever do that?

Aha! I mistakenly thought the ribbon was black with silver in it
(late night stamping can do that)
…well, the Sale-a-bration Shimmer Ribbon is gray! So I revamped my card…

Isn’t it a totally different look?
I still like the black on the card, but prefer the Basic Gray card base!
What do you think?

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SU Nailed It Bundle

March 1, 2017

I am in a swap with a few gals each month, and we decided to play
with the SU Nailed It bundle this time around.

I love a fun fold card so I made this simple one that is easy to mail:


I absolutely love the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder…super cool!
I embossed a piece of Silver Foil which is quite elegant but if you are doing a large number of them, you can use Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil like I did on this card.


I thought the “Nailed it” sentiment fit into a congratulations theme so I used a sentiment
from SU Scenic Sayings on the front of the card. Of course, the Stitched Shapes Framelits always
add a special touch to a card, don’t you think?


I also added the word “YOU” from the SU Jar of Love to finish off the sentiment.

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SU Tuxedo Card using Bow Punch

December 4, 2016

My daughter is in wedding mode for October 2017…save the dates, invitations, bridesmaids invites, and even groomsman invites. While preparing for her brother’s wedding a couple months ago where she was the Maid of Honor, her fiance mentioned how HE wanted to make invites for his groomsmen like she did with her “champagne cheers” invites for her bridesmaids.
So she surprised him with these tuxedo cards with some help
from Australian SU demonstrator Diane Barnes:



It was so fun to have her in my stamping room figuring everything out as she made them especially the cute bow ties made with the SU Bow Builder Punch. I love how she made the cumberbund or cummerbund (the second being the correct spelling and the first being a variant we Americans seem to use) check out WordLady’s take on it HERE.

I think she is a natural crafter who just won’t admit it!!!

BTW, she had to make 11 of these…no, that is not a typo- 11 attendants on each side…

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SU Totally Trees with Stitched Shapes Framelits

November 25, 2016

I was playing around with the SU Totally Trees stamp set this weekend…LOVE IT!

So many fun things to do with a set with this many images…


I also had the SU Stitched Shapes Framelits on my desk so I introduced them to each other, and this is what came out of it:


I even invited two of the newer In Colors 2016-18- Flirty Flamingo and Peek-a-boo Peach to the party. I think they hit it off, don’t you think?

The sentiment is from SU Bunch of Blossoms stamp set. Don’t overlook this stamp set with its coordinating punch either! I really like the font used for the sentiments in this set and they fit in the Stitched Shapes Framelits, too…and the parts of the flowers kind of look like seashells and starfish to me.  Gotta love the stems, too. I need to make you a card soon to show it off, huh?


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SU Weekly Deals and some examples using them!

February 23, 2016

Some fun stuff on the Weekly Deals at a 25% discount…WooHoo!

Good today, Tuesday, February 23 through next Monday, February 29:


2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers by Stampin' Up!
Price: $15.00
NOW $11.25
Classy Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!
Price: $6.00
NOW $4.50
Flower Medallion Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: $18.00
NOW $13.50
Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price: $7.50
NOW $5.63
Stars Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price: $27.00
NOW $20.25

Let’s take a trip down


 to see some of these tools in use:

Here are a few samples I created using the Happy Hearts Embossing Folder:

SU Mini Treat Bag Groovy Kind of Love!

SU Lovely Amazing You Front View

Here are a few cards I  made with the Star Framelits:

SU Pictogram Punches Star side view

SU Be the Star for Zac Side View

SU Congrats iup

The samples below use the retired Petal Potpourri stamp set
but you could substitute the flower in the SU Crazy About You stamp set or just use the Flower Medallion punch with plain cardstock or vellum to make pretty flowers.

SU Petal Potpourri Gift Card Holder Slanted



And here is a Valentine I did a few years back for the Paper Crafters Sampler
showcasing the “Classy Designer Button”:





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