Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Card Ministry

 The members of the Card Ministry at St. John's Methodist made a wonderful batch of cards for the church staff yesterday! The seniors in our congegation will love these beautiful birthday cards. They were made using Encircled in Nature, Crafting With You and Grassy Grove bundles.



Did you say extra savings? Yes, please!  That’s right—save an additional 10% on all stamp and die bundles this month. 

  • Get an additional 10% discount on stamp and die bundles only (that’s a total of 20% discount on stamp and die bundles!). This excludes suite collections, stamp and punch bundles, bundles not yet released to customers, and any other bundles*.

PLUS, save 10% on our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and mini machine. These machines will save you time and are the perfect crafting partner for stamp and die bundles, so why not get them at a discount? 

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Floating Elements Card


1/2" strips of DSP adhered to window sheet, 1/4" apart, arranged sequentially then diecut with Stylish Shapes Circle


Unbouonded Love, Encircled in Nature bundles


Petunia Pop, Lost Lagoon, Basic White Thoughtful Journey DSP, Window Sheets


Petunia Pop, Lost Lagoon


Iridescent Foil Gems, Stampin' Blends


Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This technique has a few different names: Floating Strips, Floating Elements or Floating Circle Technique. I've also seen it done a few different ways: 

  • strips of different colors of cardstock popped up on a diecut circle, with strips of DSP adhered to vellum popped up on card front
  • strips of DSP adhere to vellum, some random patterns, some sequential, 
  • some floating elements on rectangles and some on circles
  • strips of DSP placed sequentially on acetate popped up on card front
While reading about different variations, I decided to try using window sheets and a piece of DSP cut into strips and arranged sequentially so that you see the original design in the DSP. I got ideas and inspiration from Jessica Urrutia, Lorraine Cich, Josanna Cauler and Deb Smeak.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

FREE Organizing Aids

Labels for Stampin' Blends

I have some free organizing aids to share with you today. Trackers and Labels you need to make your crafting life simplier and easier.  

I created the Stampin' Blends Labels in PDF. Download and print on cardstock, cut into strips and punch out with a 3/8" Circle Punch. I have a retired one from Stampin' Up! but you can get an EK Tools punch from Amazon.

Stampin' Blends Labels

3/8" Circle Punch from Amazon

Trackers and Charts

Cardstock and Ink Tracker

Stampin' Blends Tracker

Copic Marker to Stampin' Blends Color Match

Product Index

A Fellow Demo, Judy Murphy, made an index for all the Online Exclusives and an index for the new 2024-2025 catalog. All the colors found in the embellishments are listed too! She did a TON of work to create these and then shared them with all other Demos on the Demo FB Group. 

New Catalog Index

Online Exclusives Index

Monday, May 20, 2024

May Stamping Class


Free shipping!

 Free shipping for one day only, May 21st. With an order of $75 or more you have free shipping. 

Spotlight on Nature Returns

 This stamp set is so versatile I can't stop creating with it. The two cards below feature two new In Colors, Petunia Pop and Peach Pie. The butterflies and the white circles are raised with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Spotlight on Nature


Petunia Pop, Basic White


Peach Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black


Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon


Spotlight on Nature Dies, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Dimensionals


Spotlight On Nature


Peach Pie, Basic White


Peach Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black


Peach Pie Bordered Ribbon


Spotlight On Nature Dies, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Dimensionals