Category Archives: cards

Ribbon of Courage ~ Stampin’ UP!

The Ribbon of Courage stamp set was one I was so thrilled to see in the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog, it was inspired by Patty Bennett who is one of Stampin’ UP!’s Million Sales Achiever, and was included on my very first order when the catalog went live on June 1st.

I wanted to make some cards with the set and the coordinating Support Ribbon Framelits and I did google the different Awareness Ribbon colors – there are such a huge range for all different causes, but I decided to go neutral today.
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Background Bits Card ~ Technique and Tips

I have wonderful customers who shop for their Stampin’ UP! goodies with me – I am deeply grateful for their support and honored they choose me as their demonstrator.

I like to send each of them a thank you to show my appreciation – sometimes I choose to share them on my blog.

This card is based on a design by Jenny Peterson – I just added my own little creative twist 🙂 and as I was making it I realised it had a number of different techniques or features that would benefit from explaining a little, so I switched on my camera.
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Memory Keeping or Scrapbooking ~ Stampin’ UP!

Traditional scrap-booking is something I have loved to do over the last 8 – 9 years, more or less since we became grandparents really.  Building up the 12 x 12 pages, adding photos and other memory pieces, but it can take a bit of time to build a page or two.

Memory keeping allows you to build up your album a lot quicker – I have been working thru doing ‘something’ with our wedding photos for several years, with Memories and More I was able to build up about 6 double page 12 x 12 spreads in about 3 hours!

Is it scrapbooking or memory keeping?  ~ does it really matter? – lets get those pictures off our phones and into something more permanent and fun to look at! Continue reading

More Eastern Beauty…………

The two cards I decided to share today shows of even more of the Eastern Palace suite of products.  The opportunities are practically endless and it is so difficult to just pick one or two examples – so I am going to run with some today and then a couple more next week.

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Red White and Blue Eastern Beauty ~ video tutorial

Back in early May, Stampin’ Up! did an early release on one of the new bundles from the 2017 – 2018 Annual catalog.  The Eastern Beauty Bundle included the stamp set, coordinating thinlet dies, card and ink pads in three of the new in-colors.  Needless to say I, like many other demonstrators fell on this set – it is beautiful and so very versatile and the rich tones of the new colors were a perfect foil for the stamps.  I have some I will be sharing in the coming days.

I was planning to make some cards for July 4th and the stamp set was sitting on my workbench so I picked it up with some Real Red and Night of Navy ink and this was the result!
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Grown with Love ~ Stampin’ Up!

Flowers are my weakness, I am always drawn to those stamp sets with flowers, but as I explained in a post the other day – I ration myself otherwise I would have nothing but flowers in my stash.  So when I ordered a set the other week I deliberately chose a set that had flowers but other things as well – Grown with Love has a little cart, flower-pot and watering can as well as flowers and best yet it has coordinating dies which make it a snap to cut everything out with my Big Shot. Continue reading

More Bunch of Blossoms ~ Stampin’ Up! products

Earlier this week I shared a couple of cards with the two-step stampin’ technique using the  ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ stamp set.  I have a couple of cards today that uses the same stamp set using  ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect,  As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers!  The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font.  Continue reading

Eastern Palace Suite ~ new early release products from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! knows that we all love a little something early, and while the full Annual Catalogue is still a month away, the stunning and versatile  new Eastern Palace suite has been released early!

Starting today, you are able to buy either the Starter Bundle or the Premier Bundle of goodies. Continue reading

Bunch of Blossoms ~ Stampin’ Up! products

Two-step stampin’ is a really great technique and there are a number of stamp sets in the SU catalog that have been designed especially for this.  ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ is one of them.   You can use the outline stamp then a ‘filler’ one to give a crisp image or use both ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect,  As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers!  The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font.  I have two examples to share today. Continue reading

Stacks and Splits ~ Fun Card Designs

Creating a card with a unique design or focal point isn’t always an easy task, but that’s where this tutorial comes to your rescue!  All six of the cards feature a simple layout, but they each have at least one impressive design element that’s either stacked or split.  Best of all . . . the cards are really easy to make!


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