Positive Thoughts

How appropriate is the name of this stamp set for these days? The Positive Thoughts stamp set is a great choice whether you need a birthday, anniversary, get well or thinking of you card. Find a color combination you like, gather your supplies and start creating! Here is a card we made at my last workshop. It was well liked on my Instagram page as well (follow me here) so I thought I’d share it with you also.

I love the Birch background stamp. I also used it with the Beautiful Friendship card in (more…)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I wanted to make my Mom a Valentine’s card. So I pulled out the new Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper, the coordinating cardstock, some ribbon and started creating.

The plaid designer paper is the reverse side of the heart paper. I used Basic Gray ink for (more…)

Peaceful Poppies

Check out the Peaceful Poppies Suite on page 24 in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. The bright colors and beautiful flowers just jump off the page! 

I love the different patterns on each page of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper because they are wonderful for making some quick cards or scrapbook pages. In the card below, I cut the 12″ x 12″ designer paper in half and then cut each half into three 4″ x 6″ pieces. I trimmed down the 6″ side to layer with coordinating cardstock because layering makes the colors pop off the designer paper and adds more interest. I added some of the Peaceful Poppies Sequins for more dimension. It’s a nice touch to stamp the envelope with a coordinating stamp to the card inside. This time I sponged a little color on the image.

This card also uses the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper. A large sentiment looks (more…)

Happy Birthday To You

I have a couple of friends who are blessed to start off the new year with their birthdays so I usually make them a card using a new stamp set from the new Mini catalog or the new Sale-A-Bration catalog. It gets my creative juices going after the holidays. This time I chose the Happy Birthday To You stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. You can get this set for Free with a $50 purchase. Isn’t is beautiful?

The flowers can be colored in with watercolor pencils however (more…)

Feels Like Frost

When I first saw the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, I knew it would be on my “had to buy” list. These beautiful papers don’t need much embellishing for creating any project.

 The Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon coordinates nicely with these papers. I decided to also use (more…)

Let It Snow Suite

The Let It Snow Suite has been one of my favorite suites in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. The Snowman Season bundle is adorable (with sentiments included which I love!). The Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper is both fun and beautiful with the glitter on some of the papers. The Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder can easily be overlooked in the catalog but be sure to check it out! It looks like a sweater knit which coordinates really well with this suite. Here are some ideas for the Let It Snow Suite.