Sunday, February 5, 2023

Rain or Shine Part 3

 Hello and welcome!

Today's card is an accordian style fun fold.  I was having so much fun cutting out images from the Rain or  Shine designer paper this week, I had to make something with this cute little fox and pig. Here's my card:

This fox is actually cut using the matching die set. Some of the images on the paper are a bit smaller than the dies, so you have to use scissors, but I enjoy snipping.  This one was faster because I used the die.
And this little piggy was hand cut using my paper snips. I love that he's looking sideways at that fox. So cute.
The card has a base of 5-1/4 x 4 and is a single piece of cardstock. Layered on top is a piece of Mango Melody cardstock cut to 4-1/2 x 3-1/2. The designer paper is cut 11 x 4 and is scored at 8, 5-1/2, 3 and 1-1/2. The pattern on the back side of this paper is a Balmy Blue color with raindrops, so I added a strip of the gray raindrop paper from the back side of another design. Having the strip on the right side hides the white cardstock.  There's plenty of room to stamp a sentiment and add a message inside.

I know I'll be making a lot more projects with the Rain or Shine suite.  In fact, I think I'm going to stock up on the designer series paper, because I have a feeling it's going to sell out quickly.

If you don't already have a demonstrator or would like to learn more about Stampin' Up!, please don't hesitate to contact me. We have 2 great promotions going on this month and I'd love to tell you about them. If you would like copies of our current Mini and Sale-a-bration catalogs, click the link above "request catalogs" and I'll send them out right away. Be sure to check out my ordering specials too.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Rain or Shine Part 2

I have another Rain or Shine suite card for you today.  Let's get right to it; here's my card.

How can we resist this little happy bunny? I popped him up on dimensionals, but placed him at a slight angle, to give the visual idea that he's happily dancing in the field of those pretty daisies.  This card would be great to just cheer someone up, or maybe a birthday.  Maybe a job promotion?  The ideas are endless.

I used another piece of the Rain or Shine designer paper, cut at 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 and placed it in the middle of the basic white card base. I used Crushed Curry and the retired Sunburst punch for the layer, and a 2 inch circle punch for the sentiment.  A few of the Loose Daisy Embellishments add a little bit of bling.

Again, this is cased from Lynn Dunn at however I did revise mine to use the bunny instead of the turtle this time.  That's one of the things I love about this craft. It's perfectly acceptable to CASE (copy and share everything) if you see something that someone else made.  It's an honor to be cased, and giving credit is the right thing to do.  

That's it for today.  Tomorrow, I have one more card that is totally my design. Hope you stop by to see it. Have a great day!

Friday, February 3, 2023

Rain or Shine?

 Hello and welcome! One of the cutest suites in the current January-April Mini catalog is the Rain or Shine suite.  I mean, how can you resist the turtle?  The rabbit? The fox?  The stamp set is Playing in the Rain and has all these cute critters that you can stamp, color and cut out with the matching dies.  The Rain or Shine designer series paper is full of delightful colors, designs and yes, more critters. The pig is so cute. A field of daisies with a beautiful blue sky just makes me so happy.  This suite can be on page 51 in the catalog (#160556).  Here's just one of the cards I made with this adorable suite.

Here, I let the designer series paper do most of the work. I hand cut out the turtle and the clouds from the paper and popped them up with dimensionals.  The daisy design has this great yellow check pattern on the reverse.  I mounted the pieces on a piece of Old Olive cardstock and used another pattern with the raindrops on the right side of the front panel of the basic white card. The only stamping was the sentiment.  I added a couple of the Loose Daisy Embellishments for fun.

I must admit, this card is not my personal design. I cased it from Lynn Dunn at   She actually had a "one sheet wonder" template on her blog that cuts this paper with enough pieces to make several cards. Tomorrow, I'll show you another one.

How do you like it?  Isn't it just too cute for words?  Thanks for stopping by today. Check back tomorrow for more Rain or Shine ideas.  Have a great day!

Friday, January 27, 2023

Marigold Moments

 Hello and happy Friday!

I hope wherever you are at, that you're almost ready for the weekend.  I also hope that means you'll get to do something fun.  I recently participated in a swap of cards with a friend in Arizona.  Swapping cards is so much fun. The organizer gives us criteria to follow pertaining to the type of card and layers required. Then we sign up and we mail the cards to the organizer, and she gathers all the cards and mails them back to us.  It's a nice surprise to get as many cards as you made, back from all the participants.  So much fun to see what everyone has made.  

Today's card is one that I created using the new Marigold Moments stamp set (#160665). This set also comes in a bundle (#160667) with matching dies.  If you buy the bundle, you save 10% off the price of the stamps and dies alone.  Here's my card:

The cardbase is Daffodil Delight and I used Old Olive and Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves and stem.  I used Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry ink for the marigold flowers.  I love this set because it's a "2-step" stampset that includes the detail as well as the filler inked areas.  Because the stamps are clear photopolymer, this allows you to see exactly where you're stamping and it's a fool proof way to stamp! The polka dot paper is taken from the Regals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper pack (#159256). I used the Crushed Curry paper from the pack. A few of the Black Matte Dots (#154284) finish it off nicely.
The inside of my card is stamped with Crushed Curry ink for the sentiment, and the Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry ink for the flower.  Although this floral image is supposed to be stamped with the stem image as well, I chose to just have the flower peeking through.

If you would like to place an order, you can order this bundle and choose something free from the current Sale-a-bration brochure too! If you don't have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please click on my "request a catalog" link above and I'll get one in the mail to you. If you'd like to place an order, please click the "shop" button on the right, but don't forget to check my "ordering specials" tab at the top first, because I have some nice incentives for you. Don't also forget to check out my Rewards Program too!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have an amazing day! 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Bird Ballad

 Hello and welcome!

Today I am showing you a card I made for a swap, and the theme was "anything goes", even retired products.  What a fun swap!  It was nice to look at the many items I have on hand that are retired. As an avid stamper, sometimes we just can't part with everything that retires. While my classes can only use current products, it sure was nice to not have to worry about that, and just create.  Here's my card:

I pulled out the Bird Ballad designer series paper.  This pack of papers has so many great images that include florals and birds. I knew I wanted to use the Bird Builder punch from years ago, then remembered I had this paper.  Win!

I used the Cloud punch (#157749) to depict leaves in a tree. This punch is current and can be found in our Annual catalog. The sentiment is from the very old and retired "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set. The card base is Basic White and is a cute fun fold.

Sometimes it's just nice to sit and create, without worrying about it being perfect. This is just that type of card. Fun and quick to make.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a beautiful day. 😍

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Quick-as-a-wink Fun Folds Part 2

Hello !

As promised in yesterday's post, today I'm showing you the same fun fold card, but in a landscape style. This design is cased from Lynn Dunn,  Here's my card:

My card base today is Orchid Oasis, a 2023-2024 In Color. See how nicely the Fancy Flora designer paper goes with this color? Again, this card can be made in less than 5 minutes, and you can make many of them, using papers you have on hand. I always have a well-stocked paper bin, and this layout is perfect to use up all your paper.

The inside of the card is clean and has plenty of room for a sentiment and writing a personal message.  If you need more room, consider adding a white panel to the top inside of the card.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please click the "request a catalog" link at the top of the page.  I'll mail a set out to you promptly. Enjoy your day and happy stamping.  😀

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Quick-as-a-wink Fun Folds

 Today I'm showing you a very quick fun fold card. So quick, that you can probably make it in less than 5 minutes.  This idea came from Lynn Dunn at She always has some great layouts, and she provides great directions too! Here's my card:

My card base is Soft Succulent, and the designer paper is called Fancy Flora (#160413). This paper is so pretty. It has a lot of artistic flair and since all of our papers are hand drawn by artists, you can see what I mean. You can find this paper and the suite of products on page 15 of our 2023 Jan-April Mini catalog. I also used the Fancy Flora stamp set for the sentiment and punched it out with the
Lasting Label punch (#158651)

The inside of the card has enough room for a sentiment or a hand-written message. If not, you can always put another piece of white cardstock on the left side.

Tomorrow, I'll show you another one, but in landscape style.  Thanks for stopping by today.