SU Thank You card

SU World of Dreams

June 26, 2015

When I prepare for a Product Class, I end up thinking that stamp set is my favorite until another one soon takes its place. So, as of today, I am loving the SU World of Dreams stamp set. I played around with it again this morning when I saw Justin Krieger’s new site- Stamp Ink Paper Challenge. I missed his inaugural challenge but here I am with
Challenge #2 to use a sketch and some favorite goodies- Lost Lagoon and Rich Razzleberry cardstock and ink with the Windows Collection Framelits.


 Here is my card:

SU World of Dreams SIP

I colored my rhinestones with my Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities to add a little color coordination- they look really sweet:)

SU World of Dreams Close-up Rhinestones

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7/28/15 So excited to be an Audience Pick this week! Thanks!


SU Painted Petals

I loved the colors sweet Anne Marie chose for the Paper Players # 235 challenge.


I pulled out my SU Painted Petals stamp set and went to work.

I was happy with the results:)

SU Painted Petals Burlap Button


SU Painted Petals Burlap Button Inside

This set is so pretty and has a “dotty” stamped appearance to it- rustic and old-fashioned. I suggest choosing the photopolymer form of this stamp set since it is a two-step stamping process. Easy peasy when you can see through the stamp!

Item # 137146 (photopolymer)


*SU has found photopolymers to be something stampers are liking so we can expect to see more of the photopolymer choice in future catalogs. Yesterday’s post of the JUST KIDDING stamp set is the last of the “monthly releases” that are good for 6 months from the issue date. SU is gearing up for the new catalog that will be coming out in June:)

*If you place a $30 order with me starting today and up until the end of March…  I will send you a kit with all the materials to make this card (minus the stamped images.) You can use your own SU Painted Petals or swap out other images to  put in place of the Painted Petals images. Please email me to let me know if you place an order since a few people purposely and often “accidentally” choose “no contact” on orders and that does not allow me to track them down:)

Use Hostess Code 4E3H9VQ4 for a chance to win a SU treat in a drawing!

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3/14/15 –  Thank you, Jaydee for the pick this week at The Paper Players!

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SU Kinda Eclectic Screen Card

February 13, 2015

Happy beginning to the Valentine’s Day weekend!

The hubby and I are starting off the weekend with a Marriage Seminar at our church tonight and then all day tomorrow.  And, I am so excited I get to see all three of my kiddos at some time this weekend, too:)

But before all the plans start…I wanted to play along with the

Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 116 – a shaped card!


We are supposed to think outside of a “rectanglar or square box.” Although, my card has a somewhat rectangular shape, if you trace around it- it has cut outs on the bottom and rounded corners on each panel so I hope it counts as a non-traditional “shaped” card!

SU Kinda Eclectic Screen Card OPEN

SU Kinda Eclectic Front Screen

SU Kinda Eclectic Middle Screens

SU Kinda Eclectic Last Screen

I modified this screen card from the ones you may have seen floating around these days. I used a 5 1/2″ by 12″ piece of cardstock instead of 11″. This extra inch allowed me to fit the sentiment in the last screen! I scored the Crumb Cake card base at 3″, 6″, and 9″ to create the four paneled card. My Chocolate Chip borders are 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″, and the Very Vanilla stamped panels are 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ . I essentially used the beautiful SU Kinda Eclectic stamped set, and added in the SU Choose Happiness (bird), and the SU Six-Sided Sampler for the first sentiment (hello, sweet friend). I added some crochet trim, pearls, and a clip to add some textural details.

To make the feet of the card, I used the SU Decorative Label Punch. Having the 3″ panels also made it easy to just slip the punch half way up and keep the sides of the punch flush with each side of the panel. In the end, each panel easily ended up the same size without measuring anything. You can also punch the first two and the last two panels at the same time.

*TIP: Add the stamped panels to the card base before punching in case you need to modify the depth of the punch on each panel. However, I think you will do just fine if you leave the same amount of Crumb Cake border on the top of the Chocolate Chip panel as you would on the sides of each panel.

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Kinda Eclectic, SU Choose Happiness, SU Six-Sided Sampler
INK: SU Pear Pizzazz, SU Calypso Coral, SU Crisp Cantaloupe, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Bermuda Bay, SU So Saffron
PAPER: SU Crumb Cake, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Very Vanilla, SU Vellum
ACCESSORIES: SU Crochet Trim (retired), SU Pearls, SU Basics Hodgepodge Clips

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SU Wondrous Wreath with Holiday Invitation

Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 106 has AUTUMN COLORS on the table this round.


I got out my SU Wondrous Wreath stamp set with its handy coordinating framelits to make this fall card with some bright and earthy colors (Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Garden Green) that remind me of autumn. I used the Project Life Framelits to cut out the sentiment from the SU Holiday Invitation stamp set and border it with Cajun Craze card stock. Of course, I could not resist using the SU Hardwood as a background…love it!


SU Wondrous Wreath Side View with Holiday Invitation

SU Wondrous Wreath with Holiday Invitation

Have you seen the Stampin’ Up video that gives you some tips when using this set? Well, here it is… I did try cutting out the center first and found that there was a slight impression left that my ink did not agree with…Let me know what you think after trying it both ways.

SU Seasonally Scattered Thanks

I love the new SU Seasonally Scattered stamp set available for ordering tomorrow. It’s great when you can use a set for more than one occasion. You may have seen the “MERRY” and “LOVE” images floating around on blogs these days. I decided to play around with the “Thanks” stamp since it is timeless and Thanksgiving will be upon us before we know it. It is a pretty big stamp so it fills a page nicely- you only need to decide how to embellish it a bit. I decided to just border it with the Needlepoint Embossing Folders (still on the Clearance Rack) and scatter a few punched and pearled  Itty Bitty Accents flowers around the colorful image.

At the SU Convention this summer, we used a technique of inking up this stamp and then adding color with a sponge dauber. I used Crushed Curry all over the stamp and then daubed it with some Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive ink. I found the Blackberry Bliss ink  worked well with the Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I think it was darker and did not blend in as much as the with the Crushed Curry. I guess I could have used Blackberry Bliss cardstock but I picked up the Rich Razzleberry that matched perfectly and that’s how it went…

SU Seasonally Scattered Muliticolored thanks

The sun was shining brightly today- look how bright the Crushed Curry is -it looks like I enhanced it or something. But it just came out really bright even without a light turned on. Where is that sun when I really need it with dark colors?

It’s a Clean And Simple Card so I am sharing it with the gang over at Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 104 who are asking for a CAS card this round.