Stampin’ Up! Pampered Pets Bundle

July 13, 2020

The Stampin’ Up! Pampered Pets Bundle is just too cute, for sure….just melts my heart!

Cats and dogs got equal footing in this set!

Although I stamped my own background, the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper is just out of this world adorable! I just could not bear to cut into it, yet! The expressions on the dogs and cats is priceless- and that dog with his paw up cracks me up! I love the small patterns sheets of DSP along with the big images of the playful pets:)

The Playful Pets Suite has cute little silver Stampin’ Up! Playful Pets Trinkets with hearts and bones! And the Playful Alphabets is just essential for me lately- used it on about 5 cards last week. The 3/4″ letters are the perfect size to fit various words and symbols on cards!

A simple inside greeting…

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Stampin’ Up! By the Dock Bundle Easel Card Video Tutorial

May 6, 2020

Yeah, I kinda like the Stampin’ Up! By the Dock Bundle…this time it became an easel card.

I used Seaside Spray for my blue on this card and a bright green Granny Apple Green. I think it really worked with the Night of Navy Frame and the So Saffron sun. Believe me when I tell you I sometimes try a lot of different colors to see which ends up to my liking. Frequently,  I change it days later. I first had a Daffodil Delight sun but liked So Saffron better…no rhyme or reason…just liked it better. Do you ever do that?

 Well, anyhoo, here’s a video showing how easy it is to make an easel card and some little tips using the Stitched Shapes and Rectangle Dies. Please forgive the shadows at the end of the video when my light went out…thankfully, the bulb was just loose in the socket. I should have just reached up to check it! But then it would have been hot… and I might have burnt myself…and my hands would have been compromised…and maybe I could not stamp for awhile…and we would not want that to happen!


So, what about the boat? Are you Team Crumb Cake or Team Real Red?

Card Base: 4-1/8″ x 11″ scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″ on the 11″ side
Night of Navy Frame: Largest Stitched Rectangle 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″
Stitched Rectangle to die cut the grass and sky is 2-5/8″ x 4″
Granny Apple Green grass: 3″ wide  x  2-1/2″ tall
Seaside Spray sky: 3″ wide  x 4-1/4″ tall
Crumb Cake/Real Red boat: 2-1/2″ square
Soft Suede dock: 3-1/4″ square, inside: 2″ x 4″ for sentiment
So Saffron sun: 2″ square
Whisper White inside: Largest Stitched Rectangle 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″, sentiment: 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″

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Stampin’ Up! My Meadow

March 9, 2020

A super quick and easy card for you today using the Stampin’ Up! My Meadow Stamp Set.

I love scene building stamp sets. There is no limit to what you can do…and if you are stumped…look to the Mini Catalog or Pinterest to get inspired! This simple scene was easy to picture in my head and put to paper. I am looking forward to making some more beautiful scenes with this set. Take a look at all the images to work with in creating a lovely card.

Here are some sample cards from the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog:

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Stampin’ Up! Rise and Shine with Cup of Cheer Dies

February 26, 2020

Oh, I just love this fund fold! I think it is called a Cascade Fun Fold.

Not hard to do at all…just watch this video:

The Rise and Shine Stamp Set will be available March 3 as a Sale-a-bration Gift with $100 purchase!

I made one card with the coffee drinker in mind.
(dang, why do I have a tea bag on the front, then? OMGosh!)

Now, close your eyes and imagine the cup without the tea bag (says Cindy laughing.)

But then, I am known to start with one and go to the other…
so maybe that’s what I was thinking?!?

I made another card with a tea bag inside a 3″ x 3″ envelope for the tea drinker.
Now, this is totally a tea card:)

How exciting that Sale-a-bration is in full swing…and NEW items are coming on March 3!



Basic Black Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 12″ cut as shown in video
From the Heart DSP: 3-3/4″ x 8″ cut as shown in video
Whisper White inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Scraps for Cup, tea bag tag, and Circles on front


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2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch

Real Red Stampin' Write Marker

Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker

Stampin’ Up! Under my Umbrella with Pleased as Punch DSP Sale-a-bration Coordination coming on Feb. 4th!

February 3, 2020

Oh my, the Stampin’ Up! Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper available tomorrow- February 4th -with Sale-a-bration Coordination is so cool!

I used the umbrella patterned paper on this card with the Under my Umbrella Bundle. There are 12 pieces of 12″ x 12″ paper in the Pleased as Punch DSP- 3 coordinate with the Umbrella Builder Punch, 3 with the Heart Punch Pack, 3 with the Tulip Builder Punch, and 3 with the Sale-a-bration offering Small Bloom Punch. And, of course, each piece has a great pattern on the back, too!

The Under My Umbrella Bundle includes the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and the Umbrella Builder Punch. Line art images are fun to color and easy to customize for any occasion. The greetings in the stamp set work perfectly for thinking of you, sending love, wedding, or baby projects. Stamp the raindrop or flower images repeatedly to create backgrounds. You can also use them to decorate the umbrellas or the rain galoshes.

I paper-pieced my galoshes on the inside of the card with a pattern on the back of the Small Blooms pattern in the Pleased as Punch DSP. Just stamp the image of the galoshes on the Whisper White card base and then stamp the image on a scrap of the DSP. Fussy cut the galoshes along the stamped lines on the image and pop it on the image you stamped on the card base. I love how it is so easy because if you “cut outside or inside” the lines, it all works out when it is placed on the stamped image:)

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