More Sweet Cakes!

Here’s a few more super quick, easy cards from my display board at Retreat to share with you using the Sweet Cake stamp set and the Sweet Shop Specialty DSP. The second card has some of the cute new Sweet Shop Designer Stickers on them. Very cool!  The Sweet Cake stamp set goes away on April 30, so don’t forget to place your order along with your favorite items which appear on the Retired Accessory List on April 25. These items will go very fast so you will not want to hesitate.


Card 1:  Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake; Card Stock: Pool Party, Soft Suede, and Whisper White; DSP: Sweet Shop Specialty; Ink: Wisteria Wonder and Soft Suede; Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Scallop Oval Punch, Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon.

Card 2:  Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Island Indigo,  and Whisper White; DSP:  Sweet Shop Specialty; Ink:  Calypso Coral; Accessories:  Sweet Shop Designer Stickers, Oval Scallop Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Card 3:  Stamp Set: Sweet Cake and Fabulous Phrases; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pool Party and Soft Suede; DSP:  Sweet Shop; Ink:  Soft Suede; Accessories:  3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Jelly Bean Brad.

Card 4:  Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder; DSP:  Sweet Shop; Ink:  Concord Crush; Accessories:  3/8″ Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Published in: on April 25, 2012 at 11:54 am  Leave a Comment  
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Don’t you just want to lick the frosting off all those cupcakes? This background paper is from the lovely pack of Specialty Designer Series Paper, Sweet Shop, two of which have embossed designs like the one from yesterday’s card (the lovely polka dots). But today’s card is just full of cupcakes! And the centerpiece – another cupcake from the Sweet Cake stamp set! Who wouldn’t want to celebrate with this card?!!

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Sweet Cake and Fabulous Phrases; Card Stock: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White,  and Soft Suede; Ink: Soft Suede and Calypso Coral; Accessories:  Dimensionals, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die, and Scallop Oval Punch.

Wish Big!

These big dots say it all! Stampin’ Up!’s Red Glimmer Paper is not just for your holiday or valentine projects. Think outside the box when you work with this paper and use it for all your papercrafting projects.  This card came together quite easily with just one strip and a few punched circles of the Red Glimmer, but boy does it make an impact on this birthday card along with the Tempting Turquoise cardstock.

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Word Play; Cardstock:  Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise; Ink:  Tempting Turquoise; DSP: Brights Collection Paper Stacks; Accessories: Red Glimmer Paper, Gold Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and Punches: 1″ Circle, 2-1/2″ Circle, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle, and 1/16″ Circle.

Published in: on September 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm  Comments (1)  
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Ronald McDonald House Charity – Turtle and Co. – Stamp A Stack Class

Here are the cards for my Ronald McDonald House Stamp-A-Stack class this Thursday.  If you are interested, there are still spaces available.  RSVP no later than Wednesday morning, 8/24 at 10:00 a.m.

Come on out and Stamp a Stack of 16 cards, 4 cards of 4 different designs using Stampin’ Up!’s new “Turtle & Co.” featured on page 16 of the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. Each year, Stampin’ Up! designs an exclusive stamp set to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). They also donate $3.00 from every purchase of this set to RMHC.  Over $1,000,000 has been raised to date!

Order the stamp set during class – $19.95 (w) / $14.95 (c) and receive a $5.00 coupon good towards selected Christmas Club classes available this Fall.  Bring a new friend to this class and you will receive an additional $5.00 coupon and your friend will receive one as well.

Customer Fee:  $15.00 (includes cards and envelopes)
Demo Fee:  $7.50 (cards only)


Card 1 – Stamp Set:  Turtle & Co.; Cardstock:  Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Indigo Island, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red; Ink: Basic Black and Riding Hood Red; Markers:  Lucky Limeade and Pool Party; Accessories: Big Shot, Extended Cutting Pads, Textured Impressions Stripe Embossing Folder, Bigz XL Tasteful Trim Die, 3/8″ Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Wiggly Eyes.

Card 2 – Stamp Set:  Turtle & Co. and Perfectly Penned; Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red; Ink:  Lucky Limeade; Accessories:  Big Shot, Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches.

Card 3 – Stamp Set:  Turtle & Co., Cardstock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight; Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Basic Black and Riding Hood Red; Markers: Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight; Accessories:  Big Shot, Textured Impressions Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Small Heart Punch and Dimensionals.

Card 4 – Stamp Set:  Turtle & Co. and Pennant Parade; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight; Ink:  Lucky Limeade and Riding Hood Red; Accessories:  Big Shot, Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Boho Blossom Punch, 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Circle).

REMINDER:  If you have not already done so, please leave a comment on my Blog Candy Posting from August 18, 2011. We’re almost to the 10,000th hit on my blog, so please share my blog with your friends and fellow papercrafters. Can’t wait to give away this yummy blog candy!

A Big Burpee Thank You!

Just Believe Thank You

Here’s a cute little thank you card with a gardening surprise inside. It’s made to open and close like a matchbook so it will hold a packet of seeds. This was the last of the four thank you cards we made at my Stamp A Stack. We used the “Just Believe” stamp set to stamp the flowers which are absolutely gorgeous. So what better to put inside than a little packet of flower seeds.

This card is made by cutting your card base at 4-1/4″ x 11. Score at 1″ and 6-3/8″. Fold up the bottom edge at the 1″ mark and staple twice close to the bottom (about 1/4″ in) like a matchbook. This will give you your pocket for your seeds. Then fold down the top and tuck it inside to close your card. To hide the staples just be sure to make a cover strip to add at the bottom of your card like I did here with the flowers and with stars on this card sample.
I made this card a couple of years ago for a child’s birthday party, so it’s a little worse for wear and unfortunately the stamp set is retired. But it gives you another idea you can use for this type of card. It contains those cool “Pop Rocks” that kids love. Surprise!
 Supplies: Stamp Set: Just Believe; Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White; Ink: Pear Pizzazz and Perfect Plum; Accessories: Fiskars Paper Cutter with Scoring Tool, Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Stapler and Burpee Seed Packs.
Published in: on August 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm  Comments (1)  
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A Manly Birthday

Manly Happy Birthday Card

It’s a rare occasion that I make a manly card. For one thing I don’t own many manly stamps and for another I have a hard time not adding ribbon to a card!  Frankly, I just don’t find them as much fun to make as one that includes ribbon or glitter. LOL!  In the Punch Bunch stamp set you will find an assortment of stamp images for different occassions, but this great Happy Birthday image fits the bill and makes for a quick birthday card.  The bold HB stands out along with the Not Quite Navy cardstock.  I think the strips of cardstock could count as ribbon, don’t you?  To add texture I ran some striped Designer Series Paper from the Springtime Vintage paper pack through my Big Shot using the Textured Impressions “Square Lattice” Embossing Folder and then sponged Certainly Celery across the embossed image to add more depth.  Added an antique brad to complete the manliness.  What do you think – is it manly enough?

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Punch Bunch; Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, and Certainly Celery;  Designer Series Paper:  Springtime Vintage; Ink: Not Quite Navy; Accessories:  Big Shot, Textured Impressions Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Antique Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Sponges, Scallop Square Punch and 3/4″ Circle Punch.

Published in: on February 28, 2011 at 12:03 am  Comments (2)  
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Birthday Flurries!

A flurry of butterflies that is! You probably thought it had something to do with snow – huh? Even though there is a weather advisory for a chance of snow tomorrow, I thought I would post this card to cheer everyone up. Aren’t these bright spring colors?  I made this card for my friend, Tanya. It’s her mom’s birthday and she said her mom loves that saying:  Live, Laugh & Love so I made sure to place it on the front of the card and not inside with the birthday saying.

Live, Laugh & Love

That beautiful branch with the flowers is actually a sneak peak at one of the sets from the upcoming Mini Occaisions Catalog called “Easter Blossoms”. All the butterflies were made with the “Big Shot” and “Beautiful Wings” Embosslits Die. The Beautiful Wings die not only cuts out different sizes of butterflies but it also embosses each one of them with a different design.  You can begin ordering the Easter Blossoms stamp set and a bunch of other cool stuff beginning January 4. If you would like a Mini Occasions catalog, please comment below and I will be happy to send you one.  Check out those cute little heart buttons in the bottom right of the card – you can get them for FREE! Check my website out on December 17 for all the details on how to get a package of Bitty Buttons for free when you order the new “Filled With Love” Bundle which features the “Filled with Love” stamp set from page 43 of the Holiday Mini Catalog and an exclusive package of Designer Series paper. Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it and you will want to be prepared!

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Easter Blossoms, On Your Birthday & Itty Bitty Backgrounds (retired); Cardstock:  Whisper White, Marina Mist & So Saffron; Ink and Markers:  Marina Mist, So Saffron & Soft Suede; Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Eyelet Border Punch, Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Bitty Buttons, Basic Pearls, & Stampin’ Sponges. Card size is 5-1/4″x5-1/4″.

Published in: on December 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Ladybug Birthday!

Ladybug Birthday Card

My little neighbor, Hannah, had her 5th birthday party last weekend and ladybugs was the theme! So I made this Ladybug card to go with the Stampin’ Up! Hostess Level 1 stamp set “Love Bug” I was going to give her for a gift.  I also included a gift card set along with the stamp set so she could make her own cards, a Basic Black Stampin’ Spot and tucked in a little money as well. What girl doesn’t want to go shopping with her own cash!  I made the ladybug using the Sizzix Big Shot and dies.  I cut an extra Whisper White Scallop Circle to place on the back to write my sentiment. This was a very quick and easy card to make.

Card Supplies:  Cardstock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White; Ribbon:  Black Gingham and 3/4″ Real Red Polka-Dot Grosgrain; Punches:  1-3/4″ Circle Punch and Standard Hand-Held Notebook Punch for the dots (Not SU!), Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Bigz Die Scallop Circle #2.

Published in: on May 27, 2010 at 11:17 am  Comments (4)  
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