Cards - All Occasions

BEACH TIDES - Workshop April 22, 2017

Here is the second set of cards made with the High Tide (#143006 $26 16 stamps) stamp set from the Occasions catalog.   I have my fingers crossed that it will be carried over to the new catalog.  This one is a keeper.    The Day at the Beach (#142258 $27 11 stamps or $19 clear) is a set I got with my rewards money and purchased on wood blocks.   My family has a week long vacation planned at the beach this summer and I plan to bring this set to share and have the kids made cards and post-cards.   



  • Stamp Sets - Day at the Beach (#142258) and High Tide 
  • Card Stock - Peekaboo Peach 4 1/2"x11" score & fold 5 1/2".   Whisper White 5 1/4"x4".   Marina Mist 5 1/4"x1 1/2". 
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (#145372)
  • Inks - Marina Mist, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach
  • Double-sided tape SNAIL and Dimensionals 
  • Envelope Punch Board and Big Shot 
  • Directions - This is our workshops second easy and fast card.   The Big Shot was used to cut out the message with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits.   These framelits embed a stitch around the message.  Stamp the water on the Marina Mist card stock and then tape down.   Stamp the beach images and punch rounded right side corners on Envelope Punch Board.  Add the message lifting it up a bit with Dimensionals.    Fold Peekaboo Peach in half and insert both corners to round right side on Envelope Punch Board.  Tape down card front.   



LIGHTHOUSE OF HOPE - Workshop April 22, 2107

Encouraging people and sharing hope is so often what cards are for.   We send cards to let people know we are thinking of them, saying job well done or telling them again you love them.   I think that's why I like the Stampin' Up! stamp set High Tide (#143006 $26 16 stamps) so much.  I love the lighthouse, ocean waves and sandpiper birds.   But even more, I like the messages.    At the April workshop we used the stamp set twice; and here's one of them.  



  • Stamp Set - High Tide
  • Card Stock - Marina Mist 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".   Cajun Craze 5 1/4"x4".   Very Vanilla 5"x3 3/4". 
  • Inks - Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Cajun Craze
  • Double-sided tape SNAIL 
  • Directions - This is an easy, fast card to make.   I liked the contrast of blue and earthy red for this nautical look.   Stamp the lighthouse first, then add the water, stamp the birds in Soft Sky and lastly stamp the message in Cajun Craze.   


Gorgeous - Workshop March 25, 2017

Here's another fun card from the Beautiful You stamp set.   This one combined the bright colors of Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz.   I purchased the Pear Pizzazz card stock and ink only 2 months ago and I don't know why I waited so long!   It is a softer green which blends well with oranges, pinks and yellows.    This card also works well for a Happy Birthday greeting.   



  • Stamp Set - Beautiful You and Balloon Celebration
  • Card Stock - Calypso Coral 4 1/2"x11" score & fold at 5 1/2" and 2".   Pear Pizzazz 3 1/2"x4" and 3"x4".   Designer Series Paper Succulent Garden (142778 $11) 2 1/4"x4" and 3 1/4"x4".             Whisper White 3 1/4"x3 3/4".
  • Punch - Balloon Bouquet (140609 $18)
  • Ink - Basic Black
  • Glue, double-sided tape SNAIL and Dimensionals 
  • Directions - fold the Calypso Coral to form a zig-zag.  Stamp balloon outlines on Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz scraps.  Punch out some balloons.  Punch out some balloons from Designer Series Paper (DSP); both sides will be used.   On Whisper White, stamp lady image and same image on the DSP  scrape.   And stamp balloon strings near hand of lady.   Cut out the dress on the DSP and apply glue and place on lady image.  Don't forget her hat!   Tape the inside and backside of card and stamp message on the inside Pear Pizzazz section.   Using Dimensional, place the balloons on the front of the card.   



Thank You SAB - Workshop March 25, 2017

On March 31 we said goodbye to Sale-A-Bration 2017.    I love the Avant Garden stamp set and the gold & silver ribbon and will continue to use them with the elegant Thank You stamp set.   

Thank You SAB


  • Stamp Sets - So Very Much and Avant Garden from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration
  • Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".    Whisper White 5 1/4"x4"
  • Inks - Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe
  • Ribbon - 2 6" 3/8" Metallic Ribbon 
  • Directions - On the Whisper White card stock, stamp the Thank You first at the top portion of the card.   On lower half, stamp the flowers with a stamp on - stamp off technique which gives you two shades of yellow.   Add some leaves, texture dots, and stamp a flower center in each one.   With double-sided SNAIL, tape the back side left and right,  and on the front, take one ribbon and place it across the Whisper White front and secure behind card stock.   Next tape down the front card to the Pear Pizzazz card base.   Add the 2nd ribbon with a single knot and trim.   All done.   

Beautiful You Brighter - Workshop February 25, 2017

In the January-May 31 Occasions Catalog there is a new girlfriend stamp which is fabulous.   It is encouraging and heartfelt.   This is one of my first uses of the stamp set and first of many cards to be made from this stamp set Beautiful You (#143637)   

Beautiful You Brighter


  • Stamp Set - Beautiful You (#143637)
  • Card Stock - Sweet Sugarplum 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".  Blushing Bride 3 1/4"x3".   Very Vanilla 2 3/4"x3".  Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack 3"x4".
  • Marker - Sugar Sugarplum Wink of Stella Clear 
  • Directions - stamp the Very Vanilla card stock with dancing image.  Add color to the dress with color filler stamp and light use of marker on hat; don't fill it in completely so that it looks carefree.  Add Wink of Stella to dress top.   Assemble and share with a friend.  

Beautiful You comes in 2 box sets




Inside the Lines Window Card - Workshop February 25, 2017

Besides coloring in the the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration mini-catalog, you can color in a window and make it pop out with color.   A little less work, but a so easy way to add color to your message JUST BECAUSE.   

Inside the Lines Window Card


  • Stamp Set - Tin of Cards (138946)
  • Card Stock - Old Olive 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".   Basic Black 3 1/2"x4 1/4" and a 4"x4" for scrap.  Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper 3 1/4"x4"
  • Layering Squares Framelits - for window
  • Watercolor Pencils (141709)
  • Blender Pens (102845)
  • Ink - Basic Black 
  • Directions:   with the smallest Layering Squares Framelit, select a portion of the designer series paper Inside the Lines.  Cut out using the Big Shot and the next size larger square with Basic Black card stock.   Add watercolor pencil and blend with Blender Pen.   With double sided tape, place on smaller Basic Black card stock.   Tape the remaining DSP on the larger black card stock and using Dimensionals add the smaller colored square.   

WORKSHOP January 28, 2017 - Make Your Own Designer Series Paper

Ever wonder if you could make your own Designer Series Paper?   Well, that's exactly what my workshop members did.   They stamped their own Designer Series Paper using the Stamp Set:  Blooms & Wishes.   There is an endless varieity you can do making your own.   Something to consider when choosing a stamp set, use 3 large stamps and 3 smaller stamps.   This way you can fill in all the gaps and make the design more interesting.   

Make Your Own Designer Series Paper


  • Stamp Set - Blooms and Wishes
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 12"x12".  Flirty Flamingo 11"x4 1/4".  Peekaboo Peach 11"x4 1/4".  Tip Top 11"x4 1/4".  Scraps of each card stock for message.
  • 4 Whisper White Envelopes; stamp back flap
  • 10" Ribbon
  • Measurements for tags:  darker shade 2"x 2 3/4"; medium shade 1 3/4"x2 1/2"; Whisper White 1 1/2"x2 1/4"
  • Rhinestones or Basic Pearls.  
  • Directions:   Decide on a color for each stamp and start with the larger stamps.  Vary the color by shadow stamping and over lapping the edges of the paper.   Be fearless in your stamping, the design will come together and will look great when you cut it and tape onto the card stock base.  I have a diagram below of how to cut  and score your DSP.   I used the 1" paper by cutting it in half and taping it to the bottom inside of each card.   The box is formed by scoring 1" around the 12"x4" paper and scoring at 5 1/2" and 6 1/2".  Cut little, tiny slits to give the box some room for bending together.   Tie with ribbon the secure shape.   



BLOOMS & WISHES (14 photopolymer Stamps

#141784  $21.00





WORKSHOP January 28, 2017 - Blushing Avant Garden

Here's one of my first cards made with the Avant Garden stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration 2017.  Love this FREE set and I will be making lots of cards using it.

Blushing Thanks


  • Stamp Set - Avant Garden - Sale-a-Bration 2017
  • Card Stock - Blushing Bride 8 1/2"x5 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4"; scrap for circle punch.  Whisper White 3 1/2"x2"; scrap for circle punch.  Carried Away Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration 2017  5"x 3 3/4"
  • Inks:  Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
  • 1/8" silver ribbon  6" and 4"
  • 1 Rhinestone
  • Wink of Stella - Clear Gloss
  • Adhesives:  Snail double-sided tape and Dimensionals 
  • Directions:   Stamp flower with Basic Black and stamp over flowers with solid flower with Blushing Bride.  Use the stem and leaf stamps to create a shadow with Wild Wasabi and add 2 leaves.   Stamp and punch message.   Secure the ribbon on the back side of the Designer Series Paper with double-sided tape;  place DSP on card stock base at an angle.   Place flower and message down with Dimensionals.   Add a rhinestone to message and tie smaller ribbon on vertical ribbon.   Optional:  highlight flowers with Wink of Stella.


AVANT GARDEN (10 photopolymer stamps)

#143272 Available from Sale-a-Bration 2017 

More Flowering Fields

I've enjoyed several of the Sale-A-Bration 2016 items this year.  I know many of my customers did and also selected the Flowering Fields Stamp Set.  It is my favorite, so I made 6 of them for myself and wanted to share the idea.  

Yes, six of them at one time.   Three pieces of card stock, cut in half and ready for a greeting.   You and I are alike, making a card requires our time and resources so why not make more than one while we're doing it?   Yeah, it makes sense.   I mail about a dozen cards a month for lots of different reasons, so why not make several cards at a time.   Here's one of six I made today. 



  • Stamp Set - Flowering Fields (SAB 2016) and Watercolor Wings (#139424)
  • Card Stock - Calypso Coral 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4"; Old Olive 5 1/4"x 2 1/2"; Designer Series Paper (DSP) Wildflower Fields (SAB 2016) 5 1/4"x1 1/2"; scrape Whisper White and Hello Honey for flower circles 
  • Ink:   Blackberry Bliss and Stampin' Up! coloring markers   
  • Ribbon - Calypso Coral 2 pieces; 7" and 6"  
  • Punches:  Circle 1 3/8",  1 1/4",  1",  3/4" and Washi Tape (#138296 $18)
  • Optional:  Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#129378 $7.50)

Directions:    Cut paper according to card stock dimensions.   Emboss Old Olive card stock.   Turn over Old Olive and DSP and tape together with one-sided tape.  Secure ribbon on card front and tape down on back with one-sided tape.   Stamp flowers and butterfly, punch out.   Punch Hello Honey circles and double-sided tape together.   Place center circle first, then each side-by-side.  Stamp and punch the expression with Washi Tape punch.  Assemble onto card using Dimensionals to lift up.   Tape the message front down and tie one knot 6" ribbon in center and trim.  






Label Bracket Cards

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Recently I needed to create some cards to send out to dear friends I visited during my winter vacation.   I really like the Label Bracket Punch from Stampin' Up! and decided to use it.    Three punches fit perfectly on a horizontal card.   Plus I used the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper and the Flowering Fields stamp set from the 2016 Sale-a-Bration.   Both can be gotten for free with a $100 Stampin' Up! order before March 31, 2016.   


  • Stamp Set - By TheTide (#129120 $20) and Sassy Salutations (#126707 $18)
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 5"x3 3/4" (card inside) and 2 1/2"x5 1/2" (stamping punch design).   Basic Black 2 1/4"x5 1/4".  Basic Gray 5 1/2"x8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".   Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper (2016 Sale-a-Bration)  2"x5 1/4".  
  • Ribbon - 6 1/2" and 5" (for top knot) 
  • Stampin' Up! Ink - Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (#132708 $6) and Melon Mambo (#126948 $6.50)
  • Punch - Label Bracket ((#132153 $16)

Directions:   Turn over and match the ends together of the Basic Black 2 1/4"x5 1/4" and Designer Series Paper 2"x5 1/4" with one-sided tape.  On the front place the 6 1/2" ribbon and flip over, tape down the ribbon with one-sided tape.   Add Stampin' Up! 2-sided SNAIL tape on all the edges and center on the folder Basic Gray card stock.   Stamp 3 images from By the Tide and punch out with Label Bracket punch.   Use Stampin' Up! dimensional adhesive stickers to center and apply the punches to top portion of card.   Using the 5" ribbon, tie (1) one knot ribbon firmly, trim edges.   Stamp a message on the bottom.    Open card and tape down the Whisper White 5"x 3 3/4" card stock for message writing.   


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