Bewitched and Be Dazzling

Bewitched and Be Dazzling is the theme for today’s Halloween card, which features Sale-a-Bration Be Dazzling paper one last time! While Sale-a-Bration ends tomorrow, September 30th, it’s still not too late to earn free products with a qualifying order. The Penguin Playmates paper, Counting Sheep stamps and coordinating Sheep Dies showcased on this blog recently are still available today. See the dancing sheep celebrating a birthday here. Bewitched and Be Dazzling Card Bewitched and Be Dazzling Halloween Card Click the link below for a list of products used and cutting dimensions for this card. Although Be Dazzling paper is extra…

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Sale-a-Bration Sheep

Sale-a-Bration sheep are celebrating a birthday today with lots of dancing and plenty of glam! But the party will come to an abrupt end on September 30th, when you’ll no longer be able to get your hands on these adorable sheep! Three of the products used on today’s cards are Sale-a-Bration items: Counting Sheep Stamp Set (156591) Sheep Dies (156600) Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (156629) Choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product with every $50 or $100 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping). There’s no limit to how many rewards you can earn. However, it’s while supply lasts….

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Penguin Playmates Day 6

Penguin Playmates Day 6 features two Christmas card designs using six 1″ squares of Penguin Playmates paper. Additionally, there are two different designs for everyday occasions. All of these cards are great ways to use your small paper scraps! On Day 1 of the series there’s information on how to get the Penguin Playmates paper during Sale-a-Bration, which ends September 30. You’ll want to check out the 4 card designs there too! Day 2: explore 4 ways to use a 5″ x 3″ piece of Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  For Day 3: create a Christmas and birthday card with small strips of Penguin…

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Penguin Playmates Day 5

Penguin Playmates Day 5 has two playful card designs using 3″ squares of Penguin Playmates paper. Both of them have an embossed layer for a little extra texture. But they could easily be simplified by substituting plain cardstock. On Day 1 of the series there’s information on how to get the Penguin Playmates paper during Sale-a-Bration, which ends September 30. You’ll want to check out the 4 card designs there too! Day 2: explore 4 ways to use a 5″ x 3″ piece of Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  For Day 3: create a Christmas and birthday card with small strips of Penguin…

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Penguin Playmates Day 4

Penguin Playmates Day 4 features four card designs using 4″ squares of Penguin Playmates paper. Two are horizontal layouts, one is vertical, and the final one is a fun-fold card! On Day 1 of the series you’ll find information on how to get the Penguin Playmates paper during Sale-a-Bration, which ends September 30. You’ll want to check out the 4 card designs there as well! On Day 2, explore 4 ways to use a 5″ x 3″ piece of Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper. While two designs use a horizontal layout, two have a vertical layout. For Day 3 we shared a Christmas…

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Penguin Playmates Day 3

Penguin Playmates Day 3 features two card designs using the Penguin Playmates paper, but there’s not a penguin in sight! Instead, today we’ll be using 1″ x 4″ striped patterns to accent both a Christmas and birthday card. On Day 1 of the series you’ll find information on how to get the Penguin Playmates paper during Sale-a-Bration. You’ll want to check out the 4 card designs there as well! On Day 2, explore 4 ways to use a 5″ x 3″ piece of Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper: Two designs use a horizontal layout and two have a vertical layout. Just click…

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Penguin Playmates Day 2

Penguin Playmates Day 2 features four more card designs using cute Penguin paper: three Christmas cards and one Birthday card. Most Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers are double-sided, and usually one side has patterns that can be used for many non-holiday occasions. So one of the striped patterns was perfect for birthday wishes. On Day 1 of the series you’ll find information on how to get the Penguin Playmates paper during Sale-a-Bration. You’ll want to check out the 4 card designs there as well! On Day 2, explore 4 ways to use a 5″ x 3″ piece of Penguin Playmates…

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Penguin Playmates Day 1

Penguin Playmates Day 1 features four card designs using cute Penguin paper. How can you get this paper? Easy! Just place a Stampin’ Up! product order of $50 during Sale-a-Bration and choose it as your free reward! There’s no limit to how many free products you can earn! I’ll be sharing ideas for other products in the Sale-a-Bration brochure too. PLEASE NOTE: Sale-a-Bration products are available while supply lasts, or until September 30, 2021. Check here for current availability status. Today’s Penguin Playmates designs feature 3″ x 4″ rectangles, combined with either 2″ x 3″ or 3″ x 3″ pieces….

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Beautiful Day

Simple Beautiful Day butterfly card with a large butterfly in black and Calypso Coral with Wink of Stella accents

Beautiful Day is a perfect set for anyone who enjoys coloring! The large butterfly and flower image, shown below, make it easy to add color with Stampin’ Blends, watercoloring, or even colored pencils. There are also two sentiments in the set, and I find myself using the birthday greeting quite often! Today’s card is very simple. First stamp the butterfly in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Petal Pink card stock. Then add color to the butterfly with the light and dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend markers, leaving the Petal Pink to show through in…

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Those Who Inspire Us

Using the Crafting Forever and Part of My Story stamp sets together for those who inspire us every day.

Who inspires you? Is it an artist, a decorator, or a writer? Those who inspire us need to hear from us! Whether you like their creations on Facebook and Instagram, pin their pins on Pinterest or follow their blog, they love to get your feedback! How about letting them know you appreciate them by sending a card? The card I’m sharing today will go in the mail to one of the many people who inspire me! Crafting Forever is Part of My Story! How long have you been crafting? For me, it’s as long as I can remember! So, crafting…

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Lovely Lattice Thoughts

Petal Pink Lovely Lattice sympathy card with white embossing.

Let the beautiful flowers in the Lovely Lattice stamp set be the center of attention on this sympathy thoughts card! Stamping them in Versamark ink and heat embossing them with white embossing powder is a simple way to allow them to shine. Then, add a little color just on the center of the flowers for a little pop! For this sympathy card, I chose Petal Pink as a soft background, with a Garden Green embossed layer for a bit of contrast. Since I didn’t color the leaves on the stamped Lovely Lattice image, the Layered Leaves embossing folder subtly creates…

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Hello Cupcake to Celebrate Your Day!

Hello Cupcake card to Celebrate Your Day. Early Espresso background with Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink layers accented with a pretty cupcake from the Hello Cupcake stamp set.

When you celebrate your day, what could be more sweet and delicious than this cupcake made for you with the Hello Cupcake stamp set? I must admit, I’ve had cupcakes on my mind ever since last weekend when we celebrated my granddaughter’s 5th birthday! She had an awesome tea party with her friends while the grown-ups enjoyed their own special treats! Do you need a special card for someone sweet? Young or old, cupcakes are perfect for the celebration! Supplies for the Hello Cupcake card: Stamp Sets: Hello Cupcake (p-149714)* *Free with $50 (USD) Stampin’ Up! order during Sale-a-Bration, while…

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For the Bride & Groom

When you need a quick and simple wedding card for the bride and groom, the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP) can come to the rescue. This beautiful paper has floral designs, as well as butterflies, and this pretty piece in Highland Heather coordinates well with the Gorgeous Grape card stock from the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog. You can also view all the current catalogs on the catalog page. Did you know that you can choose this paper as a free Sale-a-Bration reward when you place a $50 (US) order in my online store before March 31st (while supply lasts)?…

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Drapery Fold Flowering Fields

Experiment with Card Folds Every once in a while, it’s good to shake up your card-making routine by using a different technique. This card features an easy fold that allows you to see both sides of your pretty Designer Series Paper. It is called a Drapery Fold or Pleat Fold, and you can find some videos on how it’s done on YouTube. Try it with your favorite paper! This sample shows the Autumn Traditions DSP, which is a retired Stampin’ Up! paper from the 2009-2010 Annual Catalog, a card base in Tip Top Taupe, and a Whisper White layer. Whichever…

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Where is Spring?

Flowering Fields Work of Art Last week the box of flowers I ordered in February arrived for the “right time for planting in Wisconsin”. But it’s been cool and rainy lately, so I planted some flowers in my studio instead. Flowering Fields This was my first chance to play with the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration Flowering Fields stamp set, and it was so much fun! To create this card: Ink up some of the flower images from Flowering Fields (shown below) with Stampin’ Write markers in Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight and stamp them in the middle…

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