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!


Flowers Make Me Feel Better

Today’s card features products that I haven’t used in quite awhile.  I have been so focused on the Occasions Catalog products I have, that I shamefully neglected my tried and true favorites.  I decided on a 5″ x 5″ square card:

Get Better Flowers

Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop, A Dozen Thoughts
Cardstock/Paper:  Kraft, Brushed Gold*, Gold Soiree Specialty DSP*, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe*, Calypso Coral, Garden Green
Lovelies:  Bird Builder Punch, Pansy Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels

*Gold Soiree Specialty DSP, Brushed Gold, and Crisp Cantaloupe are all retiring products. Get them while supplies last. Click here for an updated PDF of the retiring products.  Let me know ASAP if you want something!

Swap Card

I participate in a Swap Club with 6 other demonstrators. We exchange cards monthly.  I wanted something happy for springtime, so I decided to go with this card:

Swap Card

Stamp Set:  Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer
Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Rose Red, Whisper White, 2014-2016 Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Rose Red
Lovelies:  Lost Lagoon Satin Ribbon, 2″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Pearls Basic Jewels

Happy Stamping!

Carbs, Schmarbs!

Who wouldn’t be tickled pink getting this Birthday card?  A fun size of 3″ x 5″ that becomes practical when using the Envelope Punch Board to craft the perfect sized matching envelope!


Stamps:  Yippee-Skippee!
Cardstock:  Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding Designer Paper Stack
Punches:  Cupcake Builder, 2 3/8″ Circle, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border
Extra:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

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Mix of New, Current & Retired Products

Today’s card is a quick and simple one using new*, current** and retired*** products.


Stamp Sets:  Polka-Dot Pieces**
Cardstock:  Old Olive**, Crumb Cake** & Whisper White**
Classic Ink:  Hello Honey*
Lovelies:  Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Paper***, 1 ¾” Circle Punch**, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch**, Elegant Butterfly Punch**, Vine Street Embossing Folder***, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon*** & Rhinestones**

As always, feel free to send me an email anytime to letting me know if you have any questions, or if you would like to place an order!

Good Thoughts

I had the delightful opportunity to attend my first Scrap-a-Thon yesterday. It was a fundraiser for the Baroda Queen Committee and I was able to meet some really fun ladies! Everyone else was busy working on scrapbooks, but I decided to take the opportunity to build up a small stack of cards.  The one below was super-fun 🙂


Stamp Sets:  Petite Petals & Perfect Pennants
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Whisper White
Classic Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pool Party
Lovelies: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Petite Petals Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Banners Framelits Die, White Bakers Twine and Rhinestone