Thursday, December 21, 2023

Sneak Peek 2024 Spring Catalig

The two cards I'm sharing with you today were made with some products found in the 2024 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog. The first one has the beautiful Designer Series Paper called Perennial Lavender. It coordinates with the Painted Lavender bundle. I used the Flower Cart bundle with the sigh inducing DSP. The colors in the paper are my among my favorites, purples and a deep berry color. My Mom and I used to say these colors were just yummy. On the card front is a flower cart made with the dies, while the flowers were stamped then diecut. On the inside is a stamped flower cart. Both options are gorgeous don't you think?

The card below was made from the Cutest Cow bundle, which includes a punch. On the card front the bulls were constructed from the punched shapes, while on the inside is a cow made from a stamped image.

Here are a whole bunch of Cow Puns to use with your Cutest Cow Bundle: 

Cute Cow Puns and Greetings

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Gone Fishing

 This is a special card for one of my nephews who is turning 16. He's an avid fisherman.

I used the Home Fishing bundle and the coordinating Designer Paper. The card front appears like a normal card, but when you open it it reveals a tackle box. The dies make this the most fun set! 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

December Card Ministry

 The first card was very popular. We used the Crafting With You Bundle. The easel was stamped in Pebbled Path ink then that piece of Basic White was die cut with a Deckled Rectangles Die. This was mounted on another White layer. The card base was Mint Macaron which is retired, but so pretty with this. The picture/painting? It is a photograph of a famous street here in our hometown. The avenue of Live Oaks is so very beautiful and typically southern. I simply opened the photo in a Word Document and resized it so that it would fit on this easel stamp. I then copied 9 more of them to fill the page and printed it in color. The brushes needed a cup so I used a retired punch, Washi Label, and punched some DSP, cut it in half because it was too tall. 

Trucking Along bundle, Balmy Blue and Basic White, the tag was made with a retired punch, called Tag Topper.

Lets Go Shopping bundle and DSP. The storefront was stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto Bubble Gum cardstock. The card base is also Rich Razzleberry, a retired but beautiful color!

Monday, November 27, 2023

Fun Folds!

 Here are some fun folds using the Let's Go Shopping bundle and the Gone Fishing Bundle.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Calendars and Gifts

 Here are some gifts that I've been making. Calendars are always popular and I always get requests:) There is a tutorial on how to make this style, you just type in calendars in the search box.

The truck box has an open end to slide a flameless tealight candle inside. It's so cute on the desks of the staff at church. 

The gift box is such a fun way to give a small gift, like jewelry. I'm sure my niece will like it.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Seasonal Sale


Sales Period: 14–16 November 2023

  • 10% off ribbons and trims.

  • 15% off inks, including pads, refills, markers, and Blends. Bundles are not included.

  • 20% off papers, including cardstock, specialty paper, and Designer Series Paper.

  • Shop online to see the full selection of discounted products available. This is a limited time offer.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Fun Folds and Tiny Towns

 Fun folds are just plain fun aren't they? Today I have more from the Let's Go Shopping bundle and DSP, but I also have a companion stamp set that is found in the Christmas Catalog, called Shop The Town which coordinates with the Let's Go Shopping Dies.

Pop Out Fold Card

Thick Basic White Cardstock 11 x 3-¾ Score at ½, 3, 5-½, 8, 10-½

Base - Balmy Blue Cardstock 8-½ x 5-½ scored at 4-¼

Front Panel Designer Series Paper 5-¼ x 4

Boho Blue Layer 4-½ x 3-¼

Basic White Cardstock for Front 4 x 2-¾

Gate Fold Card

Real Red 4-1/4 x 11, score @ 2 and 3-3/4 from each end

Real Red back: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4

Basic White to stamp and diecut shop for front

Basic White inside is 3-3/8 x 4-1/8

DSP 2 strips 1 x 4 for the sides

Monday, November 13, 2023

Let's Go Shopping

 I say this so often, but this bundle has been tons and loads of fun!!! The Let's Go Shopping suite was on my wish list when the new annual catalog came out last spring It was one of my top favs, but I was trying to be practical in my choices. I kept pushing down the list and now that I have it I'm wondering why I didn't get it right away! Silly me!! I just love playing with it and the more I use it, the more applications I see for its use.  I sure hope we have a flower shop stamp set to coordinate with the dies in the Spring Catalog!! 

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Card Ministry for November

Trucking Along, Wild Wheat, Sweet Sorbet, Crushed Curry

Textured Floral, So Saffron, Basic White, Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, Lemon Lolly, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sea Foam

Garden Meadows, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Basic White, Meandering Meadows DSP, Brick & Morter embossing folder

Friday, November 3, 2023

Garden Meadow Sneak Peek

The first card shows the arch die in the Garden Meadow bundle. It's charming isn't it? Here, I used the grass and gate dies as well as the truck from Trucking Along to make a birthday card. But, what if you wanted to make a trellis out of that arch? hmmmm....

Something like this? A totally different look isn't it? Keep reading and I'll show you how I did that.

To cut inside of the arch You simply use two dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies

  • First cut with the arch die in the Garden Meadow Dies
  • Next, place the second largest square at the bottom of the arch and run it through your machine. 
  • Then place the third largest circle towards the top and run it through again. 
  • But be sure to run them through your machine one at a time. 

I love the little notch on each side, it gives kind of a European slant to the trellis don't you think?
You can order this bundle and the gorgeous DSP from the Online Exclusives beginning next Tuesday, November 7th.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Magnetic Slider Card

 Oh my gosh! Could you hear me giggling a while ago? I just made the most fun interactive card! I used the Trucking Along bundle and the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP.

Magnetic Slider Card (all measurements in inches)

  • Card Base: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score @4-1/4

  • CS Layer: 4 x 5-1/4

  • DSP or Embossed Layer: 3-3/4 x 5

    • add foam adhesive strips along the edges of three sides.

  • White CS: 3-3/4 x 5 (glue to previous layer for added strength, then punch 3/4" circle on end)

  • Cut two CS: 3-1/4 x 4-3/4 for pull out (magnets in between layers)

  • Cardstock: punch out 3/4" circle for "pull" to attach on pull out portion

More More Fun Folds

 I'm on a roll y'all! I'm STILL making fun folds. My box of templates for fun folds is not stuffed full! lol

I have three cards to show you today, a Window Card, a Scene Fold and Spanner Card.

Window Card (all measurements in inches)

  • Card Base: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score @ 4-1/4

  • White Front: 4 x 5-1/4

  • White Inside: 8 x 5-1/4 score @ 2" and 4"

  • Strip on Front: 4 x 3/4 (place under greeting)

  • Scrap White: greeting diecut or punch

  • Cardstock: diecut with largest Stylish Shapes Circle die

  • DSP: diecut with second largest Stylish Shapes Circle die

  • Use low tack tape to hold white layer in place on card front, diecut circle, then emboss

Cutting Dimensions for DSP Scene Fun Fold Card:

(all measurements in inches)

  • Large card base: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4

  • Small card base: 5-1/2 x 4, with DSP in horizontal position, score in half at 2-3/4, fold in half with fold being on left side.

  • Large DSP with “scene:” 5-1/4 x 6, with DSP in horizontal position score at 4.″

      • fold the 2″ flap to front with fold on right.

  • Small DSP: 2-1/2 x 3-3/4

  • Basic White: (cut 2) 2-1/2 x 3-3/4

Spanner Cared