Bird Banter Waterfall Card

This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It is a fun fold called Waterfall Card.  Honestly between you and me, I am not sure why it is called a Waterfall Card but it is certainly fun!  You pull the piece of Daffodil cardstock down and the layers start to flip up so you can see the layer below.

We used the stamp set called Bird Banter to make the Waterfall part.  It is an adorable set that is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I know every is talking about the retirement list but the Occassion Catalog is still available until May 31st.  Bird Banter will not be in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog so I guess you could say it is retiring when the catalog ends.

The background for this card was made using the stamp set Sunshine Sayings.  Sunshine Sayings is being carried over into the next Annual Catalog.  We stamped the flowers in Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight.  The leaves were stamped in Emerald Envy which is an InColor that will also be retiring on May 31st.  We stamped the birds in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colors them with Stampin’ Blends (Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie).

If you would like instructions on how to make this card you can go to Splitcoast Stampers and look under the Tutorial Tab.  They have directions on just about any card style you can think of and is a great resource for all things stampin’!

Here are some more cards I made in the past using Bird Banter (just in case you needed more reasons to buy this set before it is going forever.!

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No Bones About It

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It uses the stamp set called No Bones About It.  Sadly, this stamp set is retiring.  I think it is a great stamp set for boys and girls.  I know Madelyn is into Dinosaurs right now and I am sure she would love it.

To make this card, I punched out three circles using the 2″ Circle Punch out of a piece of Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I love this paper.  It is thicker than normal Designer Series Paper and it has foil designs on one side in Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.  This paper is also retiring.  Then I put this piece of cardstock over a piece of Whisper White cardstock and drew the three circles out with a pencil.  This way you can see where you need to stamp the dinosaurs so they appear within the circles.

No Bones About It is a two step stamp set where you use two stamps to make one image.  In this case, the body of the dinosaurs are one stamp and the bones are another.  The colors we used are Peekaboo Peach with Cajun Craze, Lemon Lime Twist with Emerald Envy, and Pool Party with Tempting Turquoise.  Of all those colors Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy and Tempting Turquoise are all retiring so if you like these colors make sure you get them before they are gone for good!

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Amazing Club Members

I was introduced to stamping and the world of Stampin’ Up! by a friend of mine.  She asked me if I wanted to come to a stamping party she was having at her house.  I said yes because she was a friend but in my mind I was rolling my eyeballs and dreading it.  I am not big on these kinds of parties but I agreed to go so I did.    We made one simple card andI immediately fell in love with the whole thing.  This is something I could do!  I bought two colors of cardstock (Whisper White and Real Red) a heart stamp set and Real Red and Basic Black ink.  My friend invited me to her club meeting and I immediately started buying everything the catalog!  The club kind of fell apart after a few years and my friends talked me into continuing it.  That was in 2008

I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator ever since.  It is hard to believe that it has been ten years since I started.  My club is still going strong with some of the original and some new members.  I have to say they are an awesome group.  They are so talented.

Every month I give them a challenge to do.  Usually it is a sketch challenge but sometimes it is a theme.  April’s challenge was a sketch one.  Here it is:

Here are the cards some of my club members made:

Aren’t they just amazing?!?   I love every single one of them!

Here is to another ten years!


Fruit Basket

This is the third card we made at our monthly stamping club meeting.  I do have to say I have the best ladies in my club.  They are all very nice and so much fun.  We get along so well and I look forward to seeing them every month.  Some of them have been with me since I started ten years ago.  I must be doing something right.  Thank you, ladies.  I appreciate each and every one of you.

To make this card I used the stamp set called Fruit Basket.  I stamped the basket outline with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Pool Party cardstock and then cut it out by hand.  Thankfully it has pretty straight lines so it was not hard to cut out.  Then I stamped the pears using Pear Pizzazz ink and punched them out with the adorable mini punches that match the stamp set (you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).  I hand colored the stems using a Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker.  I put the pears and basket onto a circle I cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

The Designer Series Paper we used isn’t really Designer Series Paper!  I used the cardstock from the Tutti-Fruitti Cards & Envelopes pack in the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  If you purchased the Fruit Basket Bundle and the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies you could get set this pack of cards and (very cute) envelopes for free until March 31st when Sale-a-bration ends.  They are really cute and free!  I love free!

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A Mini Pyramid Fun Fold Card

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting last night.  It is a take on the very popular pyramid card that is all over the internet right now.  I am not sure who came up with this idea so I can’t give credit to that person.  This is a simplified version because the real pyramid card has a ton of layers that open up all sorts of ways with photos, etc., and stands at least one or two inches high.  Our card only has three simple layers.

The first layer opens like this:

Then the second layer opens like this:

Finally, the last layer opens to a gift card holder.

The supplies we used are the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set from 2018 Occasions Catalog. The Designer Series Paper is from the same suite and is called Picture Perfect Party.  We used the Tailored Tag Punch and the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.

To make this card you need to cut the first layer of cardstock 5.5″ x 1.75″ (we used Peekaboo Peach) and then fold it in half.  The Designer Series Paper is 2.5″ x 1.5″.

The second layer (we used Berry Burst) is 8″ x 3″ folded in half.  The piece of Whisper White cardstock inside the second layer is 3.75″ x 2.75″.

The third layer (Pool Party) is 11″ x 4.25″ scored at 2.75″ and 8.25″.  The Designer Series Paper on the outside of the third layer are two pieces 2.5″ x 4″.  The Whisper White cardstock inside is 5.25″ x 4″ and embossed with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.  The piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock that holds in the gift card is 5.25″ x 2″.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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Hip Hip Hooray

Rob, my husband, just had hip replacement surgery.  He has been limping for years and finally decided it was time.  The amazing part of this whole thing, other than being actually able to get a new hip, is that he spent one night in the hospital.  He had the surgery on Tuesday and came home on Wednesday.  Now, he was lucky because he is fairly young he has me at home to help but I don’t know how older people can go home so quickly.  Everyone we spoke to that had this surgery said they spent 3-4 nights in the hospital.

In any case, Karen, a friend of mine and club member made him this card as a Get Well card.  Isn’t it just adorable?  It made me laugh when I saw it and I just had to share it with all of you.

Club Cards

Every December the ladies in my monthly card club make each other Christmas cards.  These ladies are so talented that I thought I would share their cards with you.  Each one is different even though some of them used the same products.  They are all amazing.  As a side note, some of the backs of the cards are marked with the artist but some are not so I am not totally sure who made which one.  I apologize for this but just know that each one is awesome!

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Don’t forget some of these amazing products are on sale this week and some are retiring.  Even though it is past Christmas, you can still buy holiday products to use next year.  If you like a something, buy it before it goes for good.


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Club Challenge Cards Part II

Yesterday I showed you some awesome cards that my Club members made for my monthly card challenge.  To remind you, every month I give the members a card challenge of some kind.  It gives them a chance to use the products they buy as well as share their talents.  The hostess for the month gets to keep the cards they make.  I was the lucky hostess this time.  In September it was a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch.

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Here are some more of the cards they made.

Laura’s Card


Karen’s Card


Aren’t they awesome?  These ladies are so talented and I am so proud of them!

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Club Challenge Cards Part I

As you know, I give my club members a card challenge to do every month.  Usually it is a sketch challenge but occasionally I give them a theme challenge.  I do it so they will use the things they buy and have a chance to share their own creations.  Let me tell you.  These ladies are so talented.  Some of them should be teaching me how to stamp!

Here is the sketch challenge I gave this for our September meeting.

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Here are some of their amazing cards.

Judy’s Card


Debby’s Card


Amy’s Card


Aren’t they awesome?  Tomorrow I will post a couple more.

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Swirly Bird Club Challenge

Every month I give my Club Members a card challenge to make for the next meeting.  Usually it is a sketch challenge but sometimes I do colors or themes.  Our September meeting is tonight and is another sketch challenge.  Here is the challenge:

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Here is the card I made:

Swirly Bird, Vertical Greetings

I used a couple of stamp sets to make this card.  The bird is from the stamp set called Swirly Bird and has a set of matching set of Thinlits called Swirly Scribbles.  You can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Vertical Greetings.  I love this set because of the sentiments can fit so nicely is a thinner spot because they are vertical (makes sense!).  The Designer Series Paper I used is called Floral Boutique.

In the next week or so I will show you pictures of the cards my club members made with this sketch.  They are an awesome set of stampers so I am sure they will be amazing.

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