Quick Thank You

Hi everyone

Today I’m sharing a quick thank you card which started with trying to use up the Cajun craze scalloped oval embossed with the square lattice embossing folder. I think typing that sentence took longer than making the card – lol! I simply chose the rose image from the Beyond the Garden paper and cut it with the largest oval framelit. Then I embellished it with a ribbon, a few candy dots and added a sentiment. Easy…done! To create your own quick card, here’s a list of the products used:

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Birthday Petals

When I think of warmer weather (and who doesn’t dream of warmer weather with the unpredictable winter we’ve had!), the first thing that comes to mind is that my favorite spring flowers will be popping up through the snow, hopefully soon. Since the weather is still snowy/rainy here and the flowers haven’t popped yet, I soothed my spring longing by creating a bright and cheery birthday card. What will you be creating while you’re waiting for temperatures to rise to higher digits? Ready to make your own spring flowers? Click on any link in the list below for more information on the items used for this card, or to see other options on my shopping site.

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Happenings Simply Created Kits

You can create quick and easy cards using the Stampin’ Up! Happenings Simply Created Kit. It comes with the die cuts, card bases, and envelopes. You just need to add a stamp set, ink and adhesive to get started.

Includes pieces for making 15 cards: 15 card bases; 15 envelopes; 15 sheets of single-sided, printed designer paper backgrounds, 5 ea. of 3 designs; 15 die-cut accents, 5 ea. of 3 designs; 15 Silver Glitter banners; 15 White banners; 15 pieces of Baker’s Twine, 10″ ea.; 15 buttons. Finished card size: 3-1/2″ x 5″. Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White.

Happenings Simply Created Card Kit:  $14.95 133329

The Says It All stamp set used in the video is shown below and is on page 31 in the 2014 Occasions catalog.

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Inspired by Stampin’ Success and Perfectly Preserved

Inspired by some cards using the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set, I created this vase of cute flowers on a tablecloth of More Mustard DSP.

I really like the color combo of Island Indigo, More Mustard, Old Olive and Raspberry Ripple.

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved (126690 W, 126692C)

Paper: Naturals Ivory (101849), More Mustard (ret), Island Indigo (122923) cardstock, DSP (ret)
Ink: Soft Suede (126978), Old Olive (126953), Island Indigo (126986), Raspberry Ripple(126859), More Mustard(ret) Classic Stampin’ Pads
Other: Linen Thread (104199), Petite Curly Label Punch (129405), 3/16″ Corner Punch (119871), Cannery Set Framelits Dies (ret), Early Espresso rbbon (ret)

Another Hummingbird Miracle

Here’s another little hummingbird created from the Sale-a-Bration set called Bloomin’ Marvelous. It uses mostly retired products (Regal Rose and Certainly Celery Cardstock and retired DSP, as well as the Vine Street embossing folder), but the layout could be used with other similar current stamp sets, such as Elements of Style (118611 W, 120645 C) or Wildflower Meadow (129165).


Hummingbird Miracles

Here’s a little hummingbird to brighten your day. I love this Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Bloomin’ Marvelous. Too bad Sale-a-Bration ended in March! It’s just starting to feel like spring around here, even though it’s June already:(

Hope your day is marvelous!

Bubbles and Cake

What do you do with a small scrap of pink and white striped dsp? Why, you punch circles in different sizes to create a bubbly background for a beautiful cake, of course!

The color scheme kinda reminds me of neapolitan ice cream. Yum, ice cream and cake!

Stamps: Just Married (129210), Cuddles & Kisses (127314)

Paper: Very vanilla (101650), Regal Rose(ret) and Early Espresso (119686) card stock, Brights collection dsp (ret)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974)
Other: Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Crochet trim Victoria 5/8″ (118481), Basic Pearl Jewels (119247), circle punches: 3/4″ (119873), 1-3/8″(119860), 1/2″ (119869), 3/8″(from Itty Bitty Punch Pack – 118309), 5/16″(from Owl Builder Punch (118074), 1-3/4″ (119850); Lacy Brocade TIEF(ret)


Rummaging around in my craft room today, I came across these top note remnants from a previous project. Hmmm, what could I do with these?

With a quick cut down the middle, the frame was transformed!
Add a little DSP, stamp a little, use a couple of framelits and punches, sponge a little, color a little.Then voila … A baby card emerges! Blue and orange might not be traditional baby colors, but I like it!

What do you think? One down and only 12-1/2 more frames to repurpose!
Stamps: Baby Bundle
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Tangerine Tango (111349) and Baja Breeze cardstock, Sycamore Street DSP (ret)
Ink: Black Stazon (101406), Baja Breeze (ret)
Other: Top Note Bigz die (113463), Modern Label punch (119849), Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker

Sweet Yummy Birthday

Lots of family birthdays coming up this summer, so here’s an easy sweet birthday card using one of my favorite color combinations: pool party and regal rose.

Stamps: Easy Events (123225-retiring soon!)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Regal Rose (126947), Specialty Sweet Shop DSP(Ret), watercolor paper (122959)
Ink: Black Stazon (101406)
Other: Pool Party, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Markers, Dazzling Details (124117), Perfect Polka Dots EF (117335), Pool Party Sycamore Street 1/4″ ribbon (ret),
2-3/8″ scallop circle punch (118874), window framelits (129021)

Caught By the Tide

I was fishin’ around in my stamp room the other day, and here’s what I caught:

This cute little fish is stamped in soft suede ink on tangerine tango cardstock. The coral was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with sugar & spice embossing powder – LOL – I can smell him across the room, but he doesn’t smell very fishy!

Stamps: By the Tide(129120), Happiest Birthday Wishes(ret)
Ink: Tangerine Tango (126946), Soft Suede (115657)
Paper: River Rock (108640), Soft Suede(115318), Naturals Ivory(101849), Tangerine Tango(111349)
Other: Tangerine Tango button, calypso coral baker’s twine (125573), retired DSP, ovals framelits (129381)

Repurpose Your Scraps

At one of our Song of My Heart demo team meetings last fall, we made these little treat boxes with the petal card double punch, so I had a LOT of these scraps:

I never like to throw paper out, even tiny scraps. After pondering for a short time, I decided to trim the punched paper to create a frame and here’s what happened:

What do you do with your leftover scraps? See some more scrap ideas on Creating With Paper Scraps.

 I’m off to create some more…the 2013-14 Catalog is almost here, and I still have lots of scraps to use up! Hope I have inspired you to use some of yours too.
Stamps: Something to Celebrate (ret), Madison Avenue (ret)
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, retired DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Tools: Word Window(119857),  large circle from Owl Builder (118074), 1-3/8″circle (119860), and petal card double(119273) punches
Ribbon: Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta

Inspired By the Tide

Recently I’ve been working diligently at using up some retired DSP scraps in order to make room for new stuff! I was inspired by the design of Beth’s Stamp Camp cards but wanted to use this more masculine paper. Here’s my version.


Which color combination do you prefer?
Stamp Sets: By the Tide (129120 C, 129117 W), Pretty Petites (retired), Pennant  Parade (122740 W, 122742 C), Tiny Tags
Paper: Island Indigo, Naturals Ivory Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Embossing Powder: Gold, Irridescent Ice


Get Well With Thoughts and Prayers

 Usually I use the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set for sympathy cards, but since I needed some get well cards, I changed it up a little. This retired paper somehow reminds me of swirling windblown leaves on this card, especially with the fall color Cajun Craze layer 🙂
Stamp Sets: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: River Rock, Cajun Craze
Ink: Soft Suede