Delightful Mañana Fiesta

My dear friend needed a Birthday card for her niece who happens to like cacti. I still have the Birthday Fiesta bundle from a couple years ago and I knew the Designer Series Paper with the itty bitty cacti would be hilariously adorable for the background. I enjoyed making this card and it came together quickly.

Delightful Manana Fiesta 2
I want to tell you about my decision to change the location of the cactus flower. As you can see from the card on the left, I originally had the cactus flower on the higher right branch. I decided I would prefer it on the lower left branch. I used my heat gun to blast the spatula end of the Take Your Pick tool about 5 seconds to warm it up. I was then able to slide it gently under the flower and was able to lift the glue dot without any damage! Yay Yay Happy Day!

Delightful Manana Fiesta Combined

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Birthday Fiesta*
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday*
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tranquil Tide
Lovelies: It’s My Party Enamel Dots*
Tools:  Fiesta Time Framelits*, Spellbinders Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Grandma’s Galvanized Country Home

My stamp club met last night. I knew I wanted to share my love of the Country Home suite with them, so this is the card I had them make. I had not used the Galvanized Metallic Paper prior to making this card…and WOW! I wish I had opened the package sooner! It is absolutely gorgeous! Using the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder is awesome, too. It reminds me of an old-fashioned kitchen backsplash you’d see in Grandma’s farm house!

Galvanized Country Home

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Country Home
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Specialty Cardstock: Galvanized Metallic Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Old Olive, Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Corrector
Lovelies: Galvanized Clips, Silver & Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

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Nautical This n That

Today’s clean, crisp card is brought to you by a wide variety of Stampin’ Up products – Paper Pumpkin (the monthly subscription service), current and retired items. If you know me, then you know who will be receiving this card. The images are so razor sharp, which is one of the reasons I adore the quality of Stampin’ Up’s stamps.  This card also features all punches and no die cutting. You might be able to glimpse a bit of shadow in the middle of the banner. I used a Bone Folder and curled it a little and then used Mini Dimentionals at each end. And one more thing…aren’t those mini anchors just the cutest? An All-American card for my All-American Sailor!

Nautical This n That

Stamp Sets:  You Are My Anchor (Paper Pumpkin April 2018)*, Words of Courage*
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Brights 12×12 Stack*
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red
Lovelies:  Brights Enamel Shapes*
Tools:  3/4″ Circle Punch, 1” Circle Punch, 2” Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Banner Triple Punch

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the Annual Catalog PDF. I will add the 2018 Holiday Catalog as soon as I’m allowed!

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Bushel of Healing Hugs

There’s a sweet lady I know that, unfortunately, needed surgery. Before I even sat down at my craft table to create her a card, I knew I wanted to use the Healing Hugs stamp set. I also knew I wanted the rose to be stamped in Blueberry Bushel. I was inspired by a bold card I had spotted online. I decided to pair it with a very pale green for the leaves to help intensify the already brilliant blue. I had just received the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder from my beautiful man in brown (UPS driver) earlier that day and thought it would be just lovely as the background texture.

Bushel of Healing Hugs

I colored the Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends marker. Usually I struggle to remove the jewels with my paper snips or paper piercer, trying to make sure the adhesive on the back comes off with the jewels and doesn’t stick to the paper backing. Let’s talk about this for just a moment. This time, I used the new Take Your Pick tool and it was a dream! This new multipurpose tool includes a piercer, stylus and putty to pick up small items…and a spatula! The spatula slipped right under my pearls and I am tickled pink! You simply MUST get one! Here’s a quick 3 minute YouTube video that shows all the bells and whistles:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nihh0cc81pU&feature=youtu.be

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Soft Sea Foam
Stampin’ Write Blends:  Dark Night of Navy
Lovelies: 1/8” Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Take Your Pick, Stampin’ Spritzer, Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

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Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace

Today’s card is all about Miss Grace and her favorite color purple. She’s a sweet little girl celebrating her Birthday and I just love using glitter for little girls. Yes…parents just LOVE me. But, since Stampin’ Up doesn’t have any purple glimmer paper, I had to make my own.  I used a sponge dauber and sponged Highland Heather onto the Sparkle Glimmer Paper and turned it into a yummy cupcake!

Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace close up

The Coffee Cups framelits include a die that doubles as either a cup sleeve or corrugated cupcake liner as well as a die that doubles as both froth and a frosted cupcake top! I finished it off with the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, which happens to be one of my faves, and a few Glitter Enamel Dots. Happy Birthday, Grace!

Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace

Stamp Set:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Coffee Cups Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Petals & More Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Sponge Dauber

The 2018 Holiday Catalog is now available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your wish list going!
2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

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Frosty Tiles & Winter Trees

I am so excited about all the fun new products in this year’s 2018 Holiday Catalog! When I spied the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, I knew it would be mine. The Winter Woods bundle, though, was not on my radar…until Miss Hunter said I needed it because the trees are different than the trees in the sets I already have. She’s such an enabler! I am so glad I did, though, because she is absolutely right…and who doesn’t love it when there are coordinating dies so there’s no need to fussy-cut?

Shimmery Winter Trees

Another new product that caught my eye is the Shimmer Paint. If you flip through the catalog too quickly, you just might miss it on page 38. There are 4 colors to choose from. I picked Frost White, but I am most definitely adding the other colors to my list! I shook the bottle, then used a sponge dauber and tapped it into the lid so I wouldn’t get too much paint on it. I sponged it onto the background layer after embossing it with the Tin Tile.

Shimmer Paint with Close Up

I am all-around thrilled with this card and the blending of two bundles – Farmhouse Christmas on pages 12-13 and Winter Woods on page 27.

Winter Woods Bundle

Farmhouse Christmas Bundle

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets:  Winter Woods, Farmhouse Christmas
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Lovelies:  Old Olive Sheer Ribbon, Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, In the Woods Framelits, Farmhouse Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Spritzer


It’s (one of) the most wonderful times of the year! The 2018 Holiday Catalog is now available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your wish list going!

2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
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2018 HOLIDAY CATALOG!!!

It’s (one of) the most wonderful times of the year! The 2018 Holiday Catalog is now available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your wish list going!

2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

Here are some of my previous posts with samples from this wonderful catalog. Click on the post title to visit that specific post!

Country Home with the Milk Jug
Country Home with the Milk Jug

Country Home with the Watering Can
Country Home with the Watering Can

Truckin’ Through the Trees
Truckin' Through the Trees

Thankful for Pleasant Pheasants
Thankful for Pleasant Pheasants

Golden Wise Men from Illuminated Christmas
Golden Wise Men in Illuminated Christmas

Tin Tile Country Home
Tin Tile Country Home

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

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