Saturday, May 20, 2023

Friendship Card

There's nothing better for the soul than a close friend.  Many times, we send cards for birthdays, anniversaries, thinking of you and other occasions. But I personally don't always remember to send a card to my friends, to let them know how much I appreciate them.  Today's card fixes that.

Cheerful Daisies to the rescue (again).  I'm really loving this suite of products in the new annual catalog. Take a peek at page 110 & 111 and you might agree.  Daisies are such happy flowers and the designer series paper in this suite is perfect to brighten someone's day.  A returning color, Pretty Peacock has always been one of my favorites, and the color peeks through this 2 inch strip.  I embossed the Peacock layer with the Timeworn Type embossing folder, to give it just enough texture.  The main stem and leaf image is stamped with Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.  I stamped the daisy on a separate piece of basic white card stock using full strength Pretty Peacock and stamped off twice for the petals. I cut it out with the Cheerful Daisies dies and popped it up with dimensionals.

I'll be making more of these. I am blessed to have a lot of friends, and I need to remind them I love and miss them. 

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, May 19, 2023

Bright & Beautiful Birthday

Hello and welcome! I always need a stack of birthday cards on hand, don't you? I started creating some last week when I was asked to co-host my team's stamp camp for June.  I searched for a bright and cheery card, and I found it in Tammy Beard's card. Tammy is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and she created this card and I just had to copy it.  I love that we can find something we like that someone else designed, and we can "copy and share". In fact, copying and sharing someone else's design is the best form of flattery.  Here's Tammy's website so you can see this card and everything else she makes.

BEAUTIFUL BALLOONS Card for Celebrations of All Kinds! (

Here's my card. This will be one of the cards my team will make at the June camp in Arizona. It's pretty much just like Tammy's but instead of using Dazzle DSP, I opted to use the Gold Celebrations Specialty DSP that came with the Bright & Beautiful suite.  I also added an extra balloon on top.

How can you go wrong with a happy card like this.  I love the new Lemon Lolly cardstock and ink. It's such a cheery color! The Beautiful Balloons dies have an edge die that creates the fringe and it's so easy to use.  Gives a lot of texture.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day! 

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Bird's Eye View

Today I'm showing a card I made with the new Bird's Eye View stamp set in the new 2023-2024 annual catalog.  This set gave me the giggles. Just look at all these cute little birds, with glasses too! Here's my card:

When I saw this set, I immediately envisioned a bird on top of the books.  Of course, a wise bird who reads needs glasses, so the Misty Moonlight glasses seemed to fit. The sentiment is from the Layering Leaves stampset and it works perfectly. I colored the bird and books with various colors of our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  I love to use them because they blend effortlessly.  The card design is a quick gate fold that I had sitting around.  Deckled Rectangles dies are my go to lately.  I love the texture on the edges.

What do you think?  I'd love to hear from you.  If you don't already have a demonstrator, I'd love to send you a catalog if you like.  Just click on the "request a catalog" link above and I'll mail one out to you right away. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Cheerful Daisies for a Birthday

One of my favorite suites in the new 2023-2024 annual catalog is Cheerful Daisies.  I mean, who doesn't love a pretty little bunch of happy flowers to say "happy birthday" to someone? Check out page 111 and you'll see what I mean. Two pages just full of these sweet daisies! A very detailed stamp set with really pretty sentiments, in pretty fonts.  Gorgeous designer series papers and a set of dies that include a tag for the sentiments.  And let's not forget the Adhesive Backed Solid Gems to finish off your project.  Here's my card:

I used a Garden Green card base and the back of one of the sheets of the Fresh as a Daisy designer paper.  On top of that, I used a panel in Basic White and cut from the Deckled Rectangle Dies. A touch of linen thread peeking out added just the right amount of texture.

There's so many great new products in the 2023-2024 annual catalog.  You can check it out on the right side bar of this page. If you would like a hard copy, just click on the "request a catalog" at the top of this page and I'll mail you one.

I hope you like my card today.  Please let me know in the comments.  Until next time, happy stamping!

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Monday, May 15, 2023

6x6 Diagonal Cut One Sheet Wonder

One of the things I love about paper crafting and making cards, is that you can "copy and share everything".  This is so cool because when you see something you really like, and the original artist shows you how to make it, it's perfectly okay to copy and share it, as long as you give credit to the original artist. That's what today's cards are all about.

France Martin is an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I had the pleasure of meeting her at a couple of events that Stampin' Up! was hosting. She's a fabulous person and I'm happy to say I fell in love with her 6x6 One Sheet Wonder cards.  She used the new 2023-2025 In Colors to create 4 sets of cards, and I created two. Here's her link so you can see her original post:  6 x 6 Diagonal One Sheet Wonder - Frenchie Stamps

Here's my cards in Boho Blue and Moody Mauve.  I used the same bundle France did, but I found that I was able to place my cut paper in different ways at times.  

I chose to make mine all birthday cards, so I used both the Happy Birthday and the Best Wishes sentiments.  The stamp set is called Artistically Inked bundle from the 2022-2023 annual catalog. The stamp set and dies did carry over to the current 2023-2024 annual catalog, but the bundle pricing is no longer available.

I must say, these cards came together very quickly, so I'll be making more soon.  The 6x6 one sheet wonder cut is super easy too!  Thanks to France Martin of for sharing her projects.

Enjoy your day!

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