Birthday Balloons for Mo

My oldest child turned 22 last week. What a sobering thought! Just because he’s grown, though, doesn’t mean he can’t get a fun Birthday card, right? It’s so hard to strike a balance of masculine yet fun, but the Celebrations Duo embossing folder that says “HAPPY” looks like a perfect fit! It’s hard to tell, but those circles you see are not all layers. I punched out a 2 ½” circle from the Tangerine Tango layer, embossed it, then glued it on. This allows the Early Espresso to show through from the card base. The Daffodil Delight is punched out with the 2” Circle Punch and glued inside that. This keeps the card from becoming too bulky. It also conserves cardstock, as I now have a 2 ½” circle of Tangerine Tango that I can use on another card! Bonus tip: I cut the “Happy Birthday” sentiment apart so I could easily stamp just “Birthday” on the front.

Birthday Balloons for Mo

Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebrations, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango
Lovelies: White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, 2 ½” Circle Punch (non SU), Balloon Bouquet Punch, Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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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!


Mini Mint Thank You & B3G1 Free Offer

I decided to make my Club order thank you cards in a super fun mini size – 2” x 3 ½”. Notice that I used the 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper for both the layer on the card as well as the envelope. And the Envelope Punch Board is perfect to make matching envelopes that are just the right size! Adorable!


Stamp Set: Happy Happenings
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
Ink: Mint Macaron
Lovelies: Fancy Frost Sequins
Tools: 1 ½” Circle Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, Envelope Punch Board

There is an exciting promotion going on right now for the month of October! Buy 3 Get 1 Free of the Designer Series Paper! Below is the list of DSP included in this promo. This is valid now through October 31, 2016.


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

Llama Hat Dance

I just got back from a wonderful week-long visit with my niece and her family. I showed her my post of a different card I had made with the Festive Birthday Suite (you can see that blog post here).  As soon as I told her there was a llama in the set, she got so excited. So, naturally, I had to make her a llama card when I got back home.  I thought it would be fun to cut one of the little sombreros out of the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and put it on the llama all sassy-like.  I also paper-pieced the blanket on the llama. I am loving this collection of products!

Llama Hat Dance

Stamp Sets: Birthday Fiesta, Back to Basics Alphabet*
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Banner Punch*, 1/2” Circle Punch, 1/8” Handheld Circle Punch, Spellbinders Ovals and Scallop Ovals Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*retired products

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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!

Lovely Amazing Hunter

I wanted to make a sweet card for my sweet Hunter.  Everything “mini” is automatically cuter, so I chose Whisper White Notecards, which are 5″ x 3.5″.  I knew I wanted to use the brand new set Lovely Amazing You.  Stampin’ Up! just released this photopolymer set and it’s a huge hit – better get it while supplies last!  I also took advantage of a couple Sale-A-Bration items on this card.  Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper is perfectly happy as both the background of the card as well as the envelope liner.  Best Year Ever Accessory Pack comes with both 3 colors of ribbon as well as 2 sizes of 3 colors each for the buttons.  The Calypso Coral button adds a great splash of color.  Punches make this card super easy and fun!

Lovely Hunter

Stamps:  Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Lovelies:  1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Best Year Ever Accessory Pack, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Envelope Liners Framelits

Lovely Amazing You
Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set, Item# 140594, $14.95

Remember to share your love of stamping with those you love!

Loving the Flip Card Thinlits!

I can’t stand it! These flip cards are just too darn fun to make (and give)! My cousin and his family come up to Michigan from Florida every Thanksgiving.  His wife buys 10 cards from me each time – so thrilled that she loves my cards so much!  This is one of the ten I’ll give her tomorrow evening.  I’ll be sharing more in the next few days…

Bright Flip Cupcake Closed

Bright Flip Cupcake Open

Stamps:  Label Love, Cupcake Party
Ink:  Craft White, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Circle Thinlits Die, Artisan Label Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Circle Collection Framelits
Lovelies:  Candy Dots

Happy Stamping!