I love the Zoo Babies

I just love the Zoo Babies stamp set and I’m so happy to see that it is staying in the catalog for another year.  I’ve been trying to challenge myself to always have a card with this stamp set in my Card Maker’s Class.  This is the current card choice and my Card Maker’s class is on Friday, April 24th –

Zoo-BabiesIt uses the Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper in the Occasions catalog.  The colors are Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand and if you want a girl version then switch out the Lost Lagoon for Crisp Cantaloupe and turn the designer paper over.

I used the File Tabs Edgelits to cut the top of the card.  The bottom strip is punched with the Hearts Border punch.  And the little hearts were added to the card too.  A pretty bow made with the Sahara Sand Lace Trim – it’s also in the Occasions catalog.

A sweet little baby card.  Enjoy.


Start shopping its the perfect storm!


A “perfect storm” is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically.  And today is that day in the Stampin’ Up! ordering world – there are so many things that you can take advantage of if you place an order today:

  • The Retired List is out with discounts on products up to 50% off
  • My Digital Studio is on sale 30% off – all downloads, print products and software
  • The Clearance Rack is being updated today with discounts up to 80% off previously retired product
  • There are new items on the Weekly Deals
  • The Butterfly Thinlits are available to order and discounted 15%, order one of the bundles which are already discounted and choose a free item from three Sale-A-Bration choices.  See this post.
  • And for Paper Pumpkin subscribers there are additional past kits & refills that you can add to your order.

Today is a great day to place a Stampin’ Up! order. I’ve set up a hostess code – ZQPAUHAJ – be sure to enter it when you check out in my online store and I’ll send you a surprise in the mail (make sure that you allow me to contact you – if you use the No Contact option – I can’t send you anything since I won’t know who you are).   If you are in my local Stamper’s Club or Smyrna Card Club I have set up hostess codes for you please look in the FB group and use that code to count toward our next meeting.
So shop and save a lot!

PDF file for retiring products – CLICK HERE.

My Digital Studio PDF file for all retiring products – CLICK HERE.

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Have a great Stampin’ Up! shopping day!


Crazy About You meets Flower Pot

Here is my creation when I paired the Crazy About You stamp set & Framelit Bundle with the Flower Pot Designer Series Paper.

crazy-about-you-clubI really love how this card turned out.  It is a great way to use up different sizes of Designer Paper – you don’t need to have the same shape with equal borders around every layer.  Just pick up whatever sizes you have and layer them up – mixing the patterns and colors.  I created a bunch of variations that I used for a swap this past weekend.

happy-birthday-varietyThe die cut HAPPY is added to the skinny strip with some staples using the Stampin’ Up! stapler – don’t miss it in this week’s WEEKLY DEALS! And don’t forget to add the extra staples to your order too.

The leaves are stamped in Garden Green and then hand cut – I used 3 leaves instead of the full image.  At the base of the leaves I added a button – the ones I used were from the Sale-A-Bration pack but you could pull from various colors in our Designer Buttons in the catalog.  Or make your own using the clay and molds.  Here is a close up of the button –

button-close-upDo you know where the twine that I tied through the button comes from?  It may be a little hard to figure out.  Remember the Two-Tone Trim from the Holiday catalog – we had White & Tangerine Tango and it actually carried over into the Occasions Catalog – its’ on page 49.  I took the trim and untwisted it to separate the colors and then used about 4 or 5 strands two go through my button.  I used both the white and the tangerine tango throughout the full assortment of cards that I made.  I thought it was a fun way to use it and get solid Tangerine threads in there.  The trim also comes in Natural & Old Olive.

I hope you like this card as much as I do.  Below is the full list of supplies that I used – click on any of them to go straight to my online store.

Product List

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

Thanks for stopping by today – I hope this card brightens your day.


Butterfly Thinlits will be here soon!

Butterfly Thinlits will be here soon!

The highly popular Butterfly Thinlits Dies will be here soon!  Here is the latest update from Stampin’ Up!:

Butterflies Thinlits Update

We have received notice from our supplier that the container with the Butterflies Thinlits Dies was finally unloaded from the ship; however, there is a shortage of trucks, which has delayed the container being picked up. We have secured a truck to pick up the container, and, as of now, it is scheduled to be delivered to Stampin’ Up! on Friday. We will post an update as soon as they are available.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we continue to await their arrival!

butterfly-basic2So once they turn them back on (Friday it sounds like but I’ll update you for sure on my FB Business page – so make sure you Like my page and select get notifications so you will know) there is going to be a special!  Here are the details on that:

We realize you may be disappointed you were not able to purchase the Thinlits in time to receive Sale-A-Bration rewards–especially in the discounted bundles. Therefore, from the day Butterflies Thinlits are again available through April 30, we are bringing you two special offers:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

I hope one of those offers appeals to you!

Now back to my card that I created using the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the thinlits.

butterfly-basicI used Pear Pizzazz and Blackberry Bliss for this card and created a collage like effect in the background.  And I just realized the pearl fell off of the butterfly before I took this photo!  well if you look closely you can still see the glue dot where the pearl is supposed to be – darn.

Here is the supply list:

Product List

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

Thanks for visiting today – remember to check my FB page for updates in case I don’t get a chance to post on here.


Because You Care

Have you noticed that there are two hostess sets in the back of the Occasions Catalog?  I made this card using the Because You Care stamp set.  I got the idea off of pinterest.

happy-birthdayIt’s a sweet birthday card layered with some flowers.  I added the splatter from Gorgeous Grunge.  If you don’t have that set it’s often the perfect thing to add when you get done with a card and it just seems to need something.

Colors are Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla.  I used a Deco Labels framelit die and a circle punch plus the little flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

I hope you like it.

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Little Critters Trio

I’m not sure I shared this cute trio of note cards featuring the Little Critters stamp set.  I think these animals are so cute and you can add a variety of words to their little signs.

little-crittersI wanted to use my cotton twine from the Occasions catalog so I matched up each animal with one of the colors – Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, and the Whisper White.  And I also featured the Irresistibly yours paper from Sale-A-Bration – Stampin’ Up! has had some paper like this in the past so maybe there will be more in our future.  Each card showed a different technique on the paper.

  1. The soft sky is sponged with a Stampin’ Sponge.
  2. The Wild Wasabi is spritzed with a Stampin’ Spritzer – filled with ink refill mixed with rubbing alcohol.
  3. The Daffodil Delight/White is actually stamped with Gorgeous Grunge and then wiped off with a tissue – so you get varying degrees of ink across the design.  Here is a closer look at that one.  critter-chickIt has a neat effect.

Each animal is stamped with Black StazOn and watercolored with an Aquapainter.  The signs have different words and Stampin’ Up! has many stamp sets with words that would fit in here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Oh – I just got word that next week April 6-10 will be free shipping on all Stampin’ Up! orders so place your orders next week – with me or in my online store.