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SU Perfect Mix for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day!

May 9, 2017

Don’t let this cute stamp set get away! I think the SU Perfect Mix was the first set in the Occasions catalog that I just had to have…it is just so clean and cute…however, it took me until Retirement month to play with it in class with my awesome stamping group!!!

It is a “perfect” stamp set for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or a just because card for a friend.


My girls chose their image and sentiment, cut the scallop borders from the black cardstock under the DSP, and covered up the holes with the DSP.  They wrapped three different pieces of  6″ black baker’s twine around the front panel and adhered it to the Whisper White card base. Cute images/sentiments were stamped in black and accented with coloring with the Watercolor pencils. Of course, the images were die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. It was a quick and simple card after making this card and this card that had a bit of die cutting and stamping involved…heeheehee.

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SU Sleigh Ride Edgelits with SU Greetings Thinlits

September 24, 2015

Here is a card we made at our last Product Class. Each attendee took home the Jingle All the Way Bundle with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits after making three cards. We had a great time with fun ladies in both classes- thanks so much for coming, friends:)

SU Sleigh Ride Edgelits Greens

To make this card, just choose a circle that fits around the die cuts of the trees and houses. When you die cut with the edgelits, make your paper wider (about 1/2″ on each side) than the size of the circle. I left 1/2″ uncut on the sides where the houses and trees were located then I just used my paper snips to cut into the paper to meet where the die stopped cutting. On the example below with the TREES, the 1/2″ is on the right side but the extra 1/2″ will be on the left side when using the HOUSES. Creating this “extra” space allows you room to work with when the circle is placed over the three die cuts. On my first attempt without the extra space, I found it a bit tricky to fit the trees within the circle- so on my next try, I moved the die over 1/2″ and it worked great.


I die cut the So Saffron circle by itself and set it aside since my Big Shot did not cut through 4 layers cleanly. Then I die cut the three edgelits (one of the houses and two colors of trees). I placed the die cuts of the houses and trees on top of each other staggering them while checking to make sure they  would all fit in the circle that I had chosen. Just keep placing the circle die over them to see that they fit. After I was happy with the placement of the die cuts, I put the circle die over all three and ran them through the Big Shot back and forth. I then adhered them perfectly onto the So Saffron Circle I had set aside. I popped the circle off  the Hardwood background with dimensionals and doubled up on my “thanks” sentiment because I  wanted some more dimension on this card. Aren’t those little wooden elements the cutest things?

Here’s a cute way to do the inside- just cut away some of the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel allowing the Mossy Meadow to peek through:

SU Sleigh Ride inside

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Hardwood background
INK: Soft Suede
PAPER: Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, and So Saffron, Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Into the Wood Elements, SU Sleigh Ride Edgelits, SU Greetings Thinlits

I was inspired by this card by the talented Amy Koenders:

amys card

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SU Sheltering Tree

September 2, 2015

I looked out the window here in Pittsburgh and saw the colors changing on the trees and was reminded of the beautiful SU Sheltering Tree stamp set. I have never posted a card using this set so I made a “last days of summer” card.

It just so happens that Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 130 has a FRIEND theme so I added the sweet sentiment about friendship found in the set.



SU Sheltering Tree OliveRed


I used a color palette of Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real Red, and Early Espresso. The main Very Vanilla panel is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ bordered 1/8″ larger with the Espresso and Red borders. My sentiment banner is 1/2″ bordered by 5/8″ Espresso. I like the look of thin borders:)

FYI: Sheltering Tree was carried over into the current annual catalog from last spring but in case you have not taken a serious look at it…here it is!


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SU Traveler using Reflection Technique

May 1, 2015

Happy Friday, friends!

I have a simple and quick card for you today made with the easy peasy Reflection Technique. I used the classic SU Traveler stamp set that is sticking around in the new catalog…Yea! I also used the SU Sea Street DSP- oh, how fun it is but…it is retiring…

SU Traveler Sea Street DSP

To do a reflection, you just stamp the image on your card. Then, you stamp the same image on a window sheet or wax paper. Then turn it upside down and line up the image with the inked side down against the bottom edge of the stamped image on your paper. Gently press it down to get the reflection. Ha! I did it only once, and it turned out! Miracles do happen, friends…

SU Traveler Reflection SHIP

When I was cutting the DSP, I had a strip left over so I flipped it over

and added it to the inside.

SU Traveler Inside

There are a lot of great images in the TRAVELER stamp set:


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SU Polka Dot Pieces

March 23, 2015

I came across a new-to-me challenge spot called “Can You Case It?”

Some of the DT members I am familiar with and some are new to me-

Yea! Always so fun to see more creativity:)


I had some items on my desk from another project so I picked them up and decided to play along this week. The challenge was Designer’s Choice #62 so any card fits the bill!

I used the SU colors Marina Mist, So Saffron, and Sahara Sand with the SU Hardwood background stamp. I chose the sentiment from the Occasions Catalog Hostess Set called Because You Care- what a neat set!

SU Polka Dot Pieces with correct watermark

I just {heart} the SU Bird Builder punch. And, needless to say…I love the SU Polka Dot Pieces stamp set that coordinates with it! And, of course, the butterfly and flowers in the stamp set can also be effortlessly punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the 1 1/4″ and 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch. You can even punch out the centers of the flowers with the 1/2″ and 3/4″ Circle Punches!

Check out this cute set:

129708L (1)

 Item #129708 Clear Mount,
Item # 129705 Wood Mount

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