Cards - All Occasions

Embellishing Tutti-Frutti Cards - Workshop March 17, 2018

The March workshop focused on two stamp sets - the Waterfront (#146386 in the Winter/Spring Occasions Catalog) and the You're Inspiring (#145808 Winter/Spring Occasions Catalog).   Both have a wide range of color application.   We started with taking the colorful Tutti-Fruitt Card set from Sale-A-Bration and gave them a kick up with some string and Whisper White Card Stock.   

Embellishing Tutti-Frutti Cards


  • Stamp Set - Waterfront (#146386 Winter/Spring Occasions Catalog)
  • Card Stock - Turri-Frutti Cards & Envelopes (SAB 2018).   Whisper White 4"x 4 1/4".
  • Thick Baker's Twill or Spring - 25"
  • Inks - Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
  • Adhesives - SNAIL double-side tape
  • Directions - when putting this lovely picture together, I started with the hills in the upper center of the Whisper White and built the rest of the image around it.    Keep in the mind which message you plan to use and stamp it last where it fits the best. Wrap string or twill about it, tie a bow and tape in on the card base front.   

Treat Yourself - Workshop February 17, 2018

What fun it is to send someone a treat.  In this workshop we learned how to make little paper baskets.   My favorite In=Color combination is the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.  

Treat Yourself


  •  Stamp Set - Picture Perfect Birthday (#145519 $17 w/18 stamps)
  • Card Stock - Picture Perfect Birthday 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.  Lemon Lime Twist 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and scrape for message.  Berry Burst 10 1/2"x4".   Shimmery White 4 1/2"x3".
  • Ink - Basic Black
  • Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder
  • Stitched Framelits - oval 
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Adhesives - SNAIL Double-sided tape, Dimensionals, Tear & Tape 
  • Directions - Press emboss the Shimmery White with the Polka Dot Basics folder.   Tape it down on, at a slant, on the Berry Burst card base.  Instructions on fold to make the basket is shown in pictures below.    The handle on the basket is an 1/2" wide and the cut is 1 3/4" long.     Stamp the message and die cut it with the Stitched Framelits small oval.   Apply the message with Dimensionals and the basket with the Tear & Tape adhesive.  









COUNTRY LAVENDER - Workshop February 17, 2018

The Lots of Lavender 2018 Sale-A-Bration stamp set has been a favorite of mine because it features a fragrance herb.   This is a stamp set I will definitely be using long after the SAB is over.   This time I added a little country texture to the lavender bouquet with the Hardwood Stamp Set (#133032 $20 wood block).   I have both the wood and clear block Hardwood Stamp Set.  I most often use the wood stamp set as it is easier to ink and apply on a piece of card stock as well as to pick up a cleaner image.  

Country Lavender 


  • Stamp Set – Lots of Lavender (SAB 2018) and Hardwood (#133032)
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake 5 1/2”x8 1/2” score & fold 4 1/4” and 5 1/4”x4” piece
  • Ink – Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Stazon White, Fresh Fig
  • Baker’s Twine   18-20”
  • Stitched Framelits – oval
  • 3 leaf punch
  • Adhesives – Glue Dots, Dimensionals
  • Directions:   Ink the Hardwood stamp with Stazon White and lay 5 1/4"x4" Crumb Cake on top and press gently and lift up paper off of stamp.   Stamp lavender images along bottom and add Fresh Fig coloring.  Stamp the leaves with the Pear Pizazz ink.   Tie Twine or string around the card stock.    Tape down on card stock base with 6 to 8 Dimensionals.   Stamp message from Heartfelt Blooms SAB stamp set.   Using the Big Shot and Stitched Framelits oval die, cut out message and apply with Dimensionals.   Punch a few Tri-Leaf punch and apply with glue dots.    

Heartfelt Folded Card - Workshop January 20, 2018

The January workshop featured two of the stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration 2018:  Heartfelt Blooms and Lots of Lavender.   The Heartfelt Blooms features a new "patent pending" stamp style which creates a beautiful deep flower stamp.     I like this style so much.    My Stampin' Up! Upline, Linda Bauwin, shared a folded card video with the Heartfelt Bloom set which was so much fun, I shared it at my workshop.    

Heartfelt Folded Card 


  • Stamp Set - Heartfelt Blooms (Sale-A-Bration 2018)
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 4 1/4"x8 1/2" score & fold at 5 1/2", and 3"x8" score & fold at 4", and 2 1/2"x3 1/2".     Berry Burst 4"x 5 1/4", 2 3/4"x3 3/4", and 2 3/4"x4".    Designer Series Paper 2 1/2"x3 3/4". 
  • Ink - Berry Burst
  • Adhesive - SNAIL double-sided tape, Dimensionals 
  • Directions:   See the fold picture below.   Tape the Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the 2 3/4"x4" Berry Burst paper.  Fold the Whisper White card stock so that the fold is on the bottom.  Tape the DSP and Berry Burst piece on front bottom of Whisper White card base.   Open card base and tape the 4"x5 1/4" Berry Burst card stock to the inside.   Fold in half the Whisper White 3"x8" and tape one-side down on the inside Berry Burst.  Stamp image and message on the 2 1/2"x3 1/2" Whisper White card stock; add border Berry Burst piece (2 3/4"x3 3/4") and tape on front of folded 3"x8" Whisper White front.   


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Card in Fresh Fig card stock color


Snow Flake Note - Workshop December 16, 2017

In Northeast Ohio we have winter.   Sometimes its mild and other times colder than most people can handle for 10 minutes or more.   So far this winter, it is a cold one, single digit temperatures.   Brrr...   So why not just go with the cold and make a snow flake note card.    Winter is the 4th Season of the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and the snow flake stamp and framelits were perfect to use.   

Snow Flake Note


Inside of Card:


  • Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons
  • Card Stock - Dapper Demin 8 3/4"x4 1/4" score & fold 3 1/4".   Whisper White (2) 3"x4" and (1) 4"x2" and some scrape for snow flakes.    Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper 2 3/4"xa3 3/4" and 1 3/4"x3 3/4".   
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies - 3 snow flakes
  • Ink - Dapper Demin
  • Big Shot 
  • Rhinestones and Clear Faceted Gems
  • Adhesives - SNAIL db-sided tape, and either Tom-Bow glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Directions - Tape the Designer Series Paper pieces onto one 3"x4" and 4"x2" Whisper White card stock.   Apply to card base.  Stamp message on remaining 3"x4" Whisper White piece and off stamp the snow flakes to give them a lighter shade of blue.  Tape it down from the fold of the inside card.     Using the Big Shot, die cut the three (3) snow flakes.   I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen and held the snowflakes in place with soft end of the paper-piercing tool.    Add Rhinestones or Gems to snow flake centers.   

Workshop - Smiling Leaves - October 21, 2017

I keep experimenting with Watercolor Paper and all the many rich colors you can create from it.   At this workshop we combined the Copper Foil and Copper Embossing Powder,  and the Lemon-Lime Twist In-Color.

Smiling Leaves


  • Stamping Set - Colorful Seasons
  • Card Stock - Lemon=Lime Twist 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".  Very Vanilla 4 3/4"x3 3/4".  Copper Foil 3 1/2x4 1/2".   Watercolor Paper 3"x4".
  • Ink - Soft Suede, Lemon-Lime Twist
  • Stampin' Spritzers (filled with water) 
  • Emboss Powder - Copper
  • Embossing Heat Tool and Versa Mark Embossing Ink
  • Adhesive - Dimensionals and Fast Fuse 
  • Paper Towel
  • Directions - Start with placing a paper towel down so it can catch access water when you spray the Watercolor Paper.   Place the Watercolor Paper on the paper towel and place several drops of Lemon-Lime Twist Ink and then add water with Stampin' Sprintzer.  You can pick up paper and move water around and dap excess water off with a paper towel.   Set aside to dry.   (We worked on other card making while it dried.)    Take dried Watercolor Paper and with Versa Mark Embossing Ink stamp leaves and message from Colorful Seasons.   Apply Copper Emboss Powder and heat.  Centered Watercolor paper on Copper Foil with Fast Fuse and add Whisper White card stock layer.   Stamp the seedings around edges of card base and add Dimensionals to back of message and place down on card base.   


Colorful Seasons   24 photopolymer stamps   #143726 $27

Pocket Phrases - Workshop July 22, 2017

This group of cards used both stamp sets:  Floral Phrases and Colorful Seasons.   Plus we used the In-Color Bitty Bows, Glitter Enamel Dots, Ribbon and the NEW round punch called STARBURST (143717 $18).   I will definitely be using the Starburst punch a bunch because it also surrounds circle punches.     The workshop members chose from 2 out of 4 colors and made smaller individual envelopes (4"x4 1/2") for each.   The Fresh Florals Suite Designer Series Paper contains 40 sheets of color (144131 $22).   Making envelopes from Stampin's Up!'s Designer Series Paper is so easy on the Envelope Punch Board (133774 $20); the paper weight is perfect.  



  • Stamp Set - Floral Phrases (141767 $18 w/7 stamps), Colorful Seasons (143726 $27 w/24 stamps) 
  • Card Stock - Whisper White (cut 4) 3 3/4"x 3 3/4" and (cut 2) 4 1/4"x 2 3/4".    Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide:  8 1/2" x 4" score & fold 4 1/4".   Fresh Fig & Powder Pink 4 1/2"x3".    Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper:  (cut 2) 2 1/2x 4" and (cut 2) 4 1/4"x 3 1/2" and (cut 4) 7 1/4"x 7 1/4" for envelope size 4"x4 1/2", and (cut 4) 1"x11" for band around envelop.
  • Inks - Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide
  • 2017-19 In Color Bitty Bows 
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Ribbon 2017-19 Inc Color 12" (Fresh Fig and Powder Pink)
  • Silver Ribbon 11" (I used the free ribbon from 2017 Sale-a-Bration)
  • Envelop Punch Board - for 4"x4 1/2" envelop at 3 1/2" score line from 7 1/4x7 1/4 Designer Series Paper
  • Starburst Punch 
  • Double-sided tape and Dimensionals 
  • Directions:   Make the envelop following instructions on the face of the Envelope Punch Board (133774 $20).  Cut the paper and assemble per the two card styles.   Please note the Floral Phrases decorative bar on the sides of the Life is a beautiful thing and the added Glitter Enamel Dots and Bitty Bow.   Please note on the For All the... message the stamped flower and left side ribbon.   Add the  DSP band around the outside first tape it down on front a little off center; then added the silver ribbon and secure at same spot.   Using 2 or 3 Dimensionals tape down the starburst punch message.   Add the same starburst punch message to the front of the matching card.        These smaller cards can be inserted in gifts and with items of appreciation.  

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Happy as Today - Workshop July 22, 2017

I really enjoyed the July workshop.  We had a great group of people and had fun playing with the new 2017-19 In Colors from Stampin' Up!   The new color Lemon-Lime Twist makes the two berry colors and teal green pop.   I also like the Dapper Demin and Lemon-Lime Twist color combinations and will definitely  be combining them at the September workshop.  



If there is only one bundle you plan to purchase from the 2017 Catalog, I strongly recommend Colorful Seasons Stamp Set (#143726 $27 w/24 photopolymer stamps).  It is paired with Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751 $33 w/17 dies).   Purchased as a bundled set you save %10 using code #145348 $54.   This set covers Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.   There are several new messages along with the standard Congratulations! and Thinking of You.  

  • Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons (143726 $27)
  • Card Stock - Berry Burst 8 1/2"x 5 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".  Lemon Lime Twist 4 1/4"x3 1/4" and 5"x3 3/4" for inside, and 3"x 2" for chair.    Whisper White 4 1/4"x 3 1/4" and 4x 1 1/2" for flowers
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751 $33)  
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Double sided tape, glue dots, Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen
  • Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
  • Directions - On the Whisper White paper stamp the message on the right-hand side leaving enough room for the chair.  Using a Big Shot die cutter, cut out the chair.  Stamp flowers on 4 x 1 1/2" paper and stamp off one flower for a lighter shaded flower.  Cut out flowers with Big Shot die cutter.   Angle and tape down lemon-lime paper and then whisper white paper.  Glue down chair, three flowers and add several Glitter Enamel Dots.   Tape on the inside the 5"x3 3/4" paper for writing a note.   



In My Thoughts - Workshop June 24, 2017

This is another page out of the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack (144168 $10).   This style makes card making so easy because the decoration is done for you in the left corner, all you do is add the message.   I keep using the Stitched Shapes Framelits because I love the little stitching around the edges.   Makes message look good!  



  • Stamp Set - Rose Wonder (140697)
  • Card Stock - Sweet Sugarplum 8 1/2x5 1/2, score & fold 4 1/4.   Old Olive 5x5.   Pink Pirouette 4x4.   Petal Garden Designer Series Paper 5 1/4x4.   
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372 $30 12 frames)
  • Ribbon - 5" matching one of the colors
  • Misc. - double-sided tape, Dimensionals, Big Shot  
  • Directions:   Cut the paper per the measurements.   Stamp the message on the Pink Pirouette and cut both messages.  Tape card pieces onto Sweet Sugarplum base.   Optional - cut a piece of pink pirouette 5x3 3/4 for the inside message.    


Throw Kindness Around - Workshop June 24, 2017

The June workshop introduced the new 2017-2019 In-Colors from the new annual Stampin' Up! catalog called Creativity Your Way.   The new colors are:  Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide. 


I've working with the colors and liking them more each time.   My favorites at the moment are Lemon Lime Twist and Trazquil Tide.   Maybe because I'm a green loving gal.    Here's my introduction card.  



  • Stamp Sets - Jar of Love (141587) and Timeless Textures (140517
  • Card Stock - Tranquil Tide 8 1/2x 5 1/2, score & fold at 4 1/4.   Lemon Lime Twist 5 1/4x4.  Whisper White 4 3/4x3 1/2.  Powder Pink 4x4.
  • Inks - Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, Berry Brust.
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)  
  • Directions:  Cut card stock and using the confetti like stamp, add color on to the whisper white.   stamp message and add a little confetti.   Tape together in layers and use Dimensionals to raise up message tag.