Friday, June 30, 2017

Fun Friday

Last Friday I decided to shares some product videos with you and I thought I would do it again today. I am really excited about the Coffee CafĂ© bundle and hope to share some fun ideas with you soon using those products!  The specialty paper video below uses one of the papers I used in yesterday's card.  Hope you enjoy watching!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Full of Miracles

I wanted to add a new baby card to my Stamp A Stack lineup using a sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set.  I chose to use some designer series paper from the Bundle of Love specialty pack along with it as well as some star images from Moon Baby.

The Pool Party enamel stars are from a past Paper Pumpkin kit (it is always fun to incorporate leftover pieces from those into current projects!).

Moon Baby, Special Celebrations
 Basic Black, Daffodil Delight ink
Daffodil Delight, Whisper White card stock
Bundle of Love specialty paper
Paper Pumpkin

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wonderful Things

The stamp set called Just Add Text has some great sentiments in it and I chose one of them for today's card.  The background designer series paper is from the Fresh Florals stack and I really like this one because it has more than two sheets of each color pattern. 

To keep the card from being a little too plain, I added a lace doily behind the matted sentiment and some glitter enamel dots in fading colors.

Just Add Text
Berry Burst ink
Whisper White, Dapper Denim card stock
Fresh Florals dsp stack
glitter enamel dots
lace doilies

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Alternate Paper Pumpkin Ideas

Here are a couple more alternative June Paper Pumpkin ideas for you.  The first is a card using Whisper White as the base, I stamped watermelons all over the front and on one of the circles in the kit.  Then, I cut the circle in two and added it to a water colored background (also in the kit) and stamped the "you're" from the hostess stamp set called You're Delightful on a scrap of Whisper White and added that as well.

I thought it turned out fun and bright...

Next I have a scrapbook page using the elements of the kit.  I die cut some circles out of one of the bags using the Stitched Shapes framelits and cut down a piece of tissue paper as a background design.

Again, I used the You're Delightful hostess stamp set and the sweet watermelon image as my title.

There are lots more projects that could be created with this bright and fun kit, I can't wait to see what we receive next month! Sign up to receive your own July kit here.

Monday, June 26, 2017

June Paper Pumpkin

Today I have some projects to share with you using the June Paper Pumpkin kit that I showed you the video for last week- the first two are the ones designed by the creators and the last one is one of the alternate projects I will share with you this week.

The kit is designed to make 6 cards and 4 of these adorable little gift bags.  I think the stamps are just adorable and perfect for summer with the watermelon image. It comes with two Stampin' dots - Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy.

The bags are scored and just ready for you to fold and adhere on the bottom and the cute tissue paper adds even more fun.

This is one of the alternative cards I put together using a base of Melon Mambo card stock and cutting down one of the card bases in the kit.

The rest of the pieces (except the retired candy dots) were all in the kit.

Remember, you can have this kind of fun surprise in your mailbox next month too - just go here to get started!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Fun

I am off with my boys to another baseball tournament starting today so I thought I would share a couple videos with you instead of a project.  The first one showcases the Oh So Eclectic bundle which I just love!  It has some watercolor images as well as sentiments and line images.  The framelits are super fun as well - hope you enjoy it!

The second video is the June Paper Pumpkin kit - we never know what to expect when the little orange box arrives, it is always a surprise (and always a great one!).  This month's was so much fun to play with!

You can get your own next month by going right here!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dazzling Pocket

I love the new Pocket Full of Sunshine stamp set which bundles with the Pocket framelits dies that is in the new catalog.  It is super cute and there are lots of possibilities...

I chose to use some Eastern Palace specialty paper along with the stamps and framelits on this card.  My pocket contains the sunglasses but you could easily add money, a gift card, pouch of some kind of candy, etc. in there. 

Pocket full of sunshine
Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist ink
Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla card stock
Eastern Palace specialty paper
Pocket framelits dies
Pretty label punch

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Now that Father's Day has come and gone I have a card to share with you.  It should probably have been one I posted last week...

I chose to base the card on the Coffee Break designer series paper and the new Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  There are two patterns of the designer series paper behind the embossed card stock and sentiment, one is on the backside of the other in the package.

I sponged the Crumb Cake I embossed with some Soft Suede ink to pop out the impressions and added a wood heart leftover from the Sending Love Embellishments package.

Guy Greetings
Soft Suede ink
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White card stock
Sending Love embellishments
Pinewood Planks folder
Coffee Break dsp

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Once in a Lifetime

As promised, today I have the wedding gift I made for the happy couple last week.  I used the Memories and More collection and created a small scrapbook for them to add pictures and memories to of their big day!

I stared out with the Basic Black 6" x 8" album and Variety pack of 6" x 8" Photo Pocket pages.  On the cover I decorated with the Memories and More Petal Garden card pack, some ribbon from the Cupcakes and Carousels embellishment kit, a lace doily and some clear faceted gems.

The inside has the pockets filled with the Memories and More cards as well as some Petal Garden designer series paper, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive card stock.

I also used some washi tape that I had laying around and stamped a few images (some of which aren't shown) using the Floral Phrases and Birthday Blooms stamp sets.

The pages are simple and ready for memories.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Mr. & Mrs.

We missed a wedding this weekend because my boys had a baseball tournament but today I will share with you the card I made for them and tomorrow I will share the gift.

The card has a base of Crumb Cake and I added a piece of the Wood Textures designer series paper stack on the side.  The cut tree image is stamped with Soft Suede and I stamped it on a piece of Whisper White as well, colored and cut out the heart and leaves so I could add them to the main card with glue dots.

Always & Forever
Soft Suede, Real Red, Garden Green ink and markers
Crumb Cake, Whisper White card stock
Wood textures dsp

Friday, June 16, 2017

Special Celebrations

I am always drawn to sheet music whether is it paper or stamps for some reason so I decided to order the background stamp called Sheet Music right away when it came out in the new catalog.  For this card, I used it as a background image and sponged it to make it look a little weathered. 

The specialty paper behind the sheet music is from the Bundle of Love collection and there are some really pretty patterns in it. 

I added a doily and some Powder Pink finely woven ribbon behind the sentiment which is punched out with the Pretty Label punch and also sponged with ink.

Special Occasions, Sheet Music
Soft Suede ink
Powder Pink, Very Vanilla card stock
Bundle of Love specialty paper
Pretty label punch
 Powder Pink finely woven ribbon

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Eastern Elegance

Today I have a couple cards to show you using the Eastern Elegance stamp set and coordinating thinlits, stickers, and specialty paper. 

I also used the Oh My Stars embossing folder on my background Tranquil Tide card stock on both cards.  It leaves a really good popped up impression and I really like this one - it is new to the New Idea Book and Catalog...

I chose to use Fresh Fig as my card stock and ink color and added in the coordinating colors that are in the Eastern Palace specialty paper - Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla.

The Eastern Gold vinyl stickers really add a lot to the cards as accents, I also added a glitter enamel dot to one of the cards in the center.

Eastern Elegance
Fresh Fig ink
Fresh Fig, Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla card stock
Eastern Gold vinyl stickers
1/2" circle punch
Eastern Medallions thinlits
Oh My Stars folder
Eastern Palace specialty paper

Below you can see a video by Stampin' Up! to get some more ideas for this collection!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

May Paper Pumpkin Kit

Last month's Paper Pumpkin kit had some adorable donut cards and fun little bag envelopes to create.  They were fun to put together and the stamp set sayings were great as well. 

I will admit I kind of struggled to put together some alternative projects this time and while I usually add a scrapbook layout this time I did not.  While I still have some pieces leftover, maybe inspiration will strike later!

These cards are what I did come up with for alternative ideas.  The one on the right uses a cut up envelope bag as a background and the one on the right just has a Pool Party card base.  I stretched the sentiments a little wider when I stamped on the card on the right so I could have the wording on the outside of the donut instead of the inside.  This works pretty well when you use the photopolymer stamps.

As always, I can't wait for the next kit to arrive! The surprises are always fun and you can try it out yourself right here.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Stamp Club Projects

This month, I used quite a bit of the new In Color called Berry Burst in the projects.  For the layout, I chose to pair Berry Burst with Powder Pink and the Color Theory designer series paper and Color Theory Memories and More pack.

The first card uses the Daisy Delight stamp set, Daisy Punch and Oh My Stars embossing folder along with an accent of 1/4" double stitched ribbon in Daffodil Delight.

Our second card uses the Wood textures designer series paper and Colorful Season stamp set.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece die cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits.

Each club member's layout looks slightly different since we used the Color Theory Memories and More cards and there aren't duplicates for that layouts but they look similar. 

I always have room for more in both my Virtual Stamp Club (every other month) and my Monthly Stamp Club - contact me for more information if you are interested!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Good Friends

This is another card in my Stamp A Stack collection right now using the stamp set called Lovely Friends.  With the large sentiment, there isn't a lot of room for too much else on the card, but I layered it over some Fresh Florals designer series paper.

The glitter enamel dots add a little extra color and some texture to the sentiment layer.  I just love these!!

Lovely Friends
Fresh Fig ink
Whisper White card stock
Fresh Florals dsp stack
glitter enamel dots

Friday, June 9, 2017


For this card, I chose the ink colors (with the exception of the Pacific Point used for Your Day) by the design on the designer series paper pattern.  The pattern comes from the Delightful Daisy collection and I chose Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron (retired) to pair with it.

The card is really a simple one, but I think it turned out pretty fun with the dot images in the background. It will be a Stamp A Stack option in the upcoming months.

Happy Celebrations
Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Tranquil Tide ink
Whisper White card stock
Delightful Daisy dsp

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tulip Sympathy

I played around with some different tulip colors on this card using Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral together.  The background card stock layer is also Peekaboo Peach.

The sentiment is from Better Together and I added some Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon on the side with the mini stapler.  I will be using this card as one of my Stamp A Stack options this month. 

Tranquil Tulips, Better Together
Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso ink
Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach card stock
Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon
mini stapler

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Today's card is another one using the Crafting Forever stamp set.  This time I chose the scissor image and stamped it randomly on some Very Vanilla card stock with Berry Burst ink.  I added some metallic enamel dots for accents.

On the side, I attached a piece of Eastern Palace designer series paper and then wrapped some vanilla satin ribbon around the scissor layer.  The sentiment is punched out with the Pretty Label punch and I punched out two more of those using Berry Burst card stock and pieced it so it looks layered.

Crafting Forever
Berry Burst ink
Very Vanilla, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Soft Suede card stock
Eastern Palace specialty paper
vanilla satin ribbon
metallic enamel dots
pretty label punch

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A Beautiful Thing

I again pulled out some leftover pieces that I didn't use on the graduation banner I shared a little while ago to make a couple cards using the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I really love all the sentiments in this stamp set as well as the variety of image stamps.

The layered circles are cut out with the Stitched Shapes framelits and the Circles framelits.  The bottom layer is also embossed with the Decorative Dots folder.  I chose a pattern from the Delightful Daisies designer series paper pack to go behind the layers and added a couple different types of ribbon to break up the pattern. 

Colorful Seasons
Basic Gray ink
Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate card stock
Delightful Daisies dsp
3/8" metallic ribbon (SAB 2017)
Vanilla satin ribbon
enamel dots
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Circles Framelits
Decorative Dots folder

Monday, June 5, 2017

Ridiculously Happy

Stampin' Up! discontinued the Project Life products after that last catalog, but in place of that we now have Memories and More collections which are a similar concept.  The collections can be used for scrapbooking and for card making and I have chosen one of the cards from the Color Theory Memories and More kit to use on this card. 

In the background, I stamped some flowers using a two step stamp method and I added a strip of Color Theory designer series paper as well.  The card has a sentiment stamped on it with Fresh Fig ink and the stamp set is called Lovely Friends (the flowers are also part of the same stamp set). 

I added a few pearls to complete the card. 

Lovely Friends
Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum ink
Very Vanilla card stock
Color Theory dsp
Color Theory Memories and More pack

Friday, June 2, 2017

Soft Sayings Card Kit

I always love to play with the card kits that Stampin' Up! comes up with for us.  They are great for putting together quite a few cards in a small amount of time since all the pieces are ready for you to put together. 

The kit comes with ink, adhesive, stamps, envelopes and all the pieces needed to create 20 cards (2 each of 10 designs) in a couple different sizes AND there is a refill kit as well if you want to make more using the same stamp set. 

The watercolor designs on these are so much fun and there are die cuts ready to pop out and paste on your cards with ease as well.

The only thing I used from my other supplies was my Tranquil Tide and Smoky Slate ink on a couple of the sentiments and I have pieces left over for more projects.

If you think this looks like a fun project, you can find it on page 11 of the Idea Book and Catalog.   Item #145466 $35.00 for the kit and 145387 $21.00 for the refill.

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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!