Butterfly Bundle Offer! and SU Word Play

Check out the new SU Butterfly Bundle Offer HERE:

The beautiful and versatile Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set is bundled with the Bitty Butterfly Punch for a 15% discount!

Now through September 30, 21012
You can see the stamp set on p. 90 and the punch on p. 183 of the Annual Catalog

Clear Mount #135311       Reg. $30.90       Now 26.27          Savings of  $4.63

Wood Mount #135312     Reg. $34.90     Now 29.67            Savings of $5.23

If you want to order this BUNDLE, give me a call at 724-323-2296 or email me at

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And more FUN today…

As I mentioned a few days ago, I came up to camp with the hubby this week and have been preparing for my card classes next week and my card swapping club that meets in early December. I have thank you and graduation/wedding cards for my part of the swapping so I decided to design my last graduation card using Nance’s cool sketch with diagonals and chevrons at The Paper Players # 160 this week. I used the new Stylish Stripes embossing folder on this card. I just cut out a portion of it and mounted it on a diagonal. I also used the new Chevron punch from the Holiday Mini-catalog. I know both of these new toys will get played with often:)

SU Word Play 2 Chevron Bling

Card Recipe:
STAMPS:  SU Word Play (retired), SU Oh, Hello
INK: SU Smoky Slate, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, SU Basic Gray, SU Silver Glimmer Paper
ACCESSORIES: SU Mini Silver Brad
TOOLS: SU Oval Framelits, SU Stylish Stripes EF, Geometric Shapes dies by Sizzix


SU Word Play

There’s no doubt what my Pittsburgh teams wear- black and gold… Go Steelers, Go Penguins, Go Pirates !! I mashed it up  with the Friday Mashup #112 using these colors and keeping it clean and simple. I made my graduation cap with a hexagon and a diamond die.  I was also inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #88. And, since it is graduation season- I got ahead by making a card I will be needing in a couple of weeks. 

SU Word Play Graduation
SU Word Play Graduation Front


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Word Play, SU Oh, Hello
INK: SU Basic Black, SU So Saffron
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU So Saffron, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Subtles brads
TOOLS: SU Chevron EF. Nestabilites Rectangles


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?

SU Patterned Occasions

I wanted to use some of my Parker’s Patterns DSP before it retires next month. It is such a great DSP for masculine cards or kid/teenage cards. I love it- the colors go together so nicely. I used the Fab Friday # 17 sketch challenge to create this fun card:

SU Patterned Occasions Smarty Pants2
Did you notice how the jeans stamped with faded knees? I was not trying to make it look that way but when it stamped that way- I liked it!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Patterned Occasions
INK: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Cherry Cobbler
PAPER: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Marina Mist, SU Early Espresso, SU Very Vanilla, SU Daffodil Delight
ACCESSORIES: SU Natural Trim Ribbon, random brads
TOOLS: SU Corner Punch and Slot Punches (both retired), SU Word Window Punch, SU Houndstooth EF

Fab Fri Logos-014

Enjoy the Ride…

The cue word at CASology # 39 this week is TRAVEL. I knew I wanted to use a PTI set I have that I got years ago. My husband saw one of these cars the other day and told me all about his first “bug.” I don’t think I have ever ridden in one before? I drew the curly-Q exhaust from the bug myself;)

PTI Enjoy the Ride Orange Bug

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: PTI Enjoy the Ride with die
INK: SU Basic Black, SU Only Orange
PAPER: SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Metallic Dots

Week 39 - TRAVEL