Picture Perfect Birthday

Yesterday I shared a fun card idea that featured both sides of a piece of designer series paper.  Well like I said I had made several different ones and today I’m sharing another one with you.  This one featured products from the Picture Perfect Birthday Suite.


The Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series Paper is such a fun little stack of paper.  One side of each piece is a photo and the other side is a graphic pattern.  It was fun to use this card idea with these papers.  And with all the different designs there were lots of options for what could be on the front of your card.  I used candles for this one, but there are balloons, party hats, donuts, party blowers and more.

Here is a supply list and measurements:

  • Bermuda Bay card stock – 5-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper – 5-1/2″ x 3″
  • Whisper White card stock – 5-1/4″ x 4″ (for the inside)
  • Whisper White card stock – 1/2″ strip
  • 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon Silver
  • Classic Ink – Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach
  • Tear & Tape
  • Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins

This time I have photos of the inside of the card too. When you open it you get to see the back of the paper so the inside is fun too!

I hope you like this fun idea as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by today.


Little Teapot

More Stampin’ Blends.  Look how pretty this little teapot turned out.  blends-teapot-card

This is a little notecard – they are quick and easy since they come scored and with envelopes.  For this one I added a piece of Old Olive Card stock that’s embossed with the Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder.

The teapot and succulent bowl come from the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series paper.  I colored with the new Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut them out for my card. I used the Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

The little greeting is from the Banners for You stamp set and so are the little leaves I added to the envelope.

I’m off to OnStage Live in Salt Lake City today.  I’m going to try to add some blog posts while I’m away.  But sometimes that doesn’t work as well as I want it too.


Place an order in my online store between November 1, 2017 and November 15, 2017 using the hostess code MC2RE7DH at check-out.  All orders will receive a small gift in the mail – any size order.  Order $50 or more in product and get an entry into a drawing for the exclusive Merry Patterns Hostess set.
I’ll draw one winner from all entries for the Merry Patterns stamp set and mail it to you.  **Do not select No Contact – or I won’t know that you ordered or have any contact information for you.  I will know that someone ordered just not who it is.
The Merry Patterns stamp set is seen in the photo below along with the Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blends on this card.
*Offered by Monika Davis – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. The Merry Patterns set was an exclusive set for qualifying Hostesses in September/October.

Another quick note card

Here is another quick note card – well this one may take a little bit longer – it uses the Big Shot.  But it’s still cute and quick once you have your die cuts.  Well I guess technically the last card I posted also had a die cut – so really this one is just as quick as that one.


This one uses the same Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper – yes I love that paper.  Even the designs that I didn’t think I was going to like or use I’ve been using.  I think I’m on my third pack right now.  These are the Very Vanilla Notecards and envelopes.  The paper is cut to 3×4 – so you can get 12 pieces from one 12×12 piece of the designer series paper.

I used Gold Foil Sheets on this one and die cut the little flourish – two of them – from the Flourish Thinlits dies.  The card and envelope are stamped with the Flourshing Phrases stamp set.  I used my Triple Banner Punch to punch the end of a 1″ strip of card stock for my greeting.  And then finished with some Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine.

Don’t forget about the sale on Designer Series Paper.  You can order your products HERE.






A quick fall notecard

I love to use the Notecards & Envelopes for quick little cards.  The Very Vanilla ones are nice for a fall feel.


This one uses the Flourishing Phrases stamps set, a little bit of the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper.  And to dress it up just a bit a die cut piece from the Flourish Thinlits.  Stamp the envelope to match.

Quick and easy to make a stack – the notecards come in a pack of 20 with envelopes.

Thanks – it’s short and sweet today.



World Card Making Day

World Card Making day is coming up this weekend and Stampin’ Up! is having a sale!  October 1 – 10 get 15% off Note Cards and select stamp sets, plus a BONUS DEAL!  Buy Fast Fuse adhesive and get two refills for Free!


The Note Cards & Envelopes are on sale – both Whisper White and Very Vanilla.  12 stamp sets are on sale.  Fast Fuse is $10 and you get 2 refills free – that’s a $15 value!

WCMD flyer page 1WCMD flyer page 2


The stamp sets that are on sale coordinate with the Designer Papers that are part of the Designer Series Paper Sale for October.


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Spooky Cat Double Z Fold

Have you heard of a Double Z Fold card?  It’s a fun fold card idea and when it’s open the card easily stands on its own.  You could create all kind of fun scenes with this style of card.  I decided to try this fun card with the Spooky Cat bundle.  We made this in my September Stamper’s Club.


This is the card closed up.  And remember when I told you about the Cat punch and using it to punch out the paper cats – well that is what I did for this black cat – she is just punched from the paper.  Plus there is Designer paper on the front panels of both Z pieces.  Here is a look at the card opened up.


You basically take a normal sized card – this one is 4-1/4″ wide by 11″ long – Score in the middle like normal – that is 5-1/2 on this card.  And then take the front piece and score it in half again – 2-3/4″ on this card.  That makes your first Z.

Then to make the second Z – so that its a Double Z fold card – I used a strip that was 1-1/2″ side and 11″ long.  Do the same thing – score in half at 5-1/2 and then score the back panel at 2-3/4.  Fold it in the opposite direction.


I added Very Vanilla panels to the other end of the Z folds – 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece on the main back – stamped with the little rat in the corner.  I also added the black starburst punch.  Then on the strip the pieces are 2-1/2″ x 1-1/4″.  On one I stamped the Happy Halloween and the little striped image.  On the other I stamped the potion bottles.  Plus a scrap of Very Vanilla for the Owl.  Now one of the fun things about this stamp set is the two-step stamping!  You have the outlines for the potion bottles – those are in black.  Then each bottle has an image to stamp the inside potion and bubbles.  I used 3 colors – Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Smoky Slate for mine.  And went over them with the Aqua Painter and a little bit more ink to give them a real smoky look.

There are more 2-step images in the set – the Owl – there is a stamp for the talons and beak.  And then another for the eyes and rings around the eyes – that one also included words that fit on the belly.  But I decided to cut my stamp apart so I had the option to use separately.  For this particular card I just used a marker for the eye balls because I didn’t want the rings to be black.


The witches hat in the set is also 2-step with a second image for the buckle on the hat.

Happy OWL oween!

Thanks for visiting.


It’s a Spooky Cat

Did you see that Stampin’ Up! has a new cat punch?  It coordinates with the stamp set called Spooky Cat and the Spooky Night Designer Series paper.  We all love the coordination between products that Stampin’ Up! gives us.  And let me tell you there are quite a few things about these products that you might not realize so let me point out a few things for you. Oh – but first here is my card.


For this card I just punched Cajun Craze card stock with the Cat punch and then used the stamp set to stamp the face on the cat.  The punch also coordinates with one of the images in the stamp set – it’s a cat shape filled with Halloween words.

Here is a look at the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.


Now here are some things that you may not notice:

  • Can you see the print with the cats? It fits perfectly in the punch – so you can punch out the whole sheet of cats. And with the cat stamp if you want to stamp the words on the orange cat.
  • Now see the print with the tree/moon.  Those sheets are perfect 3×3 squares for that image – so 16 of them on one sheet.  And they are sized so that you can stamp the owl so he is sitting right on the branch.
  • See the pumpkin sheet.  Those pumpkins actually coordinate with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits dies – you can cut them all but the tiniest one out with those dies!

I have cards coming showing all three of these.  So be sure to keep coming back.  The stamp set itself is really fun too.  Here is a bit more inspiration straight out of the pages of the catalog.


Come back soon for more spooky fun!


Happy 4th of July

It’s Independence Day here in the United States.  I wish you all a very happy 4th of July.

I have a little Red, White and Blue project for you.


I’ve used several of my favorite new products from Stampin’ Up!

  • Wood Words Bundle – includes the Wood Words stamp set and Wood Crate Framelits Dies
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine

Colors are Real Red, Whisper White and Dapper Denim – the perfect red, white and blue for this project.  Pick your favorite wood texture paper from the paper stack and cut the two pieces for your crate.  I used Tear & Tape to assemble.  Then I cut a piece of Real Red card stock to slip inside – its’ 3-1/4″ wide, 5″ long with a score line at 1-1/2″ on the long side.  Fold and slide in so it covers the bottom of the crate for some added support and the panel in the back – oh and I stamped the flowers across the back.


I stamped stars and cut them out with the Framelits.  Use the 1/16″ handheld punch for two of them.  Fill a 3×6 cello bag with red, white and blue taffy and tie with the Baker’s Twine – attach a star to the end of the strings and then I also attached one to the front of the crate.

My Stamper’s Club got to make one at our last meeting.  If you want to join my monthly club please contact me for more info.  We meet in my classroom once a month.

A nice little treat for today!  Enjoy!


Fun to create with

Do you ever find a stamp set or set of products that are just fun to create with?  Well I think the Stampin’ Up! catalog has such a set.  I really don’t NEED this set for anything in particular but every time I go through the catalog I am drawn to this suite of products.  At first I resisted.  I started with just buying the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  Then I bought the coordinating Baker’s Twine.  Then I decided to get the Washi Tape.  I was resisting getting the stamp set because I really didn’t need it.  But darn it.  I gave in.  The whole suite is just fun and makes me happy.  I bet that was the plan all along!!

Here is the first card I made with the stamp set inspired by a swap card I received.


On my card I used Sahara Sand, Emerald Envy, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock.  I used the Basic Black Baker’s Twine on the card.  The Twines shown with the suite in the catalog are the Flirty Flamingo and the Crushed Curry and Basic Black solid twines.

The bottom white piece is stamped – dino in Emerald Envy, sold spots in Sahara Sand, open spots are Basic Black.  This is really just random stamping to fill up the white strip.  I attached at the bottom of the Emerald Envy layer and the patterened paper on the top and then add the Basic Black strip to cover the seam.  Tie the twine around and add to the Sahara Sand card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the Hello There in Emerald Envy on Whisper White card stock and punch it out with the 1-3/4″ Circle punch.  The image is a bit wonky so its not an even fit but it works!

Cute and Fun – if that’s what you want this suite is for you.

Thanks for visiting!


One more Pick a Pattern card

I have another card for you using some of the same supplies as the last one – the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.


This card is the same layout as an earlier graduation card that I posted.  For this one I pulled out all the patterns with Basic Black and Crushed Curry in them.  I used my 1″ Circle punch for all the circles and randomly layered them on my Whisper White card stock.  I trimmed any that hung over the edge and used those little trimmed pieces to fill in any spots that needed it along the edges.

Create a banner and stamp the greeting.  I wound some Basic Black Metallic Thread around my banner before attaching to the front of the card.  This is a quick and easy card that you can create with any Designer Series Paper and coordinating colors of card stock.

Did you know that many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators use the acronym DSP when they are talking about Designer Series Paper.  That’s what Stampin’ Up! calls their patterned paper and DSP is easier to say and faster to write! You won’t be disappointed when you look through this new catalog at the paper – there are so many new beautiful papers in it.

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If you are local to me you can pick yours up in my classroom during class, stop by, or at my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.

Thanks for visiting today!