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.

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Wrapped In Plaid

This is one of my favorite suites in the Holiday catalog! It’s the Wrapped In Plaid Suite on pages 12-14. This suite includes the  Perfectly Plaid stamp set, the Pine Tree punch and the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. You already know I love it when there are words included in the stamp set. This set has outside and inside sentiments! The Wrapped In Plaid papers have gold stripes as part of the different plaids.

Of course there is beautiful Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon to (more…)

Most Wonderful Time

Don’t you love having lots of options and coordinating supplies when creating a project? I honestly feel like it makes the creating process go more smoothly. The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley has a lot of these coordinating supplies to create beautiful cards this holiday season.

The stamp set contains words and picture elements. The dies cut out some of the (more…)

Deck the Halls

I participated in a demonstrator swap using supplies from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. When I need to create a card, I sometimes start by scrolling through Pinterest looking at layouts or color combinations. This time I pulled out the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and looked at all the patterns on the different papers. There is beautiful copper foil on some of the patterns. The lined pattern jumped out to me for this card.

The Christmas Gleaming stamp set has this beautiful holly stamp. Mossy Meadow and (more…)

Gather Together

Here in New England, the leaves are turning on the trees and starting to fall. I like seeing all the colors on the trees especially when the sun comes shining through them. They are just gorgeous! I decided it was a good time to share these cards I created from the Gather Together Bundle.

The Come To Gather Designer Series Paper has beautiful fall coordinating colors to make (more…)

Bee Thankful

As much as I don’t like to admit it, it seems summer is leaving us so fall isn’t far behind. With fall comes the start of the new school year.  One of my daughters is a school teacher. When I saw the Bee Happy stamp in the annual catalog, I had to make some thank you cards for all the precious gifts she will be receiving from her students this year.

Isn’t the Bee Thankful stamp the cutest stamp you’ve ever seen? I couldn’t wait to (more…)

Inspiring Iris

The Inspiring Iris set was on my must have list when the new catalog came out in June. I love the instant gratification of 2-step stamping. For 2-step stamping, stamp the outline in black or a darker ink then stamp the color inside the lines. It makes the card come together very quickly.

Just like my last post you can see here, I made my own designer paper by randomly (more…)