Mosiac Madness

Mosaic Madness

Mosaic Madness was the most popular stamp set that Stampin’ Up! sold last year.  It did not surprise me at all because 90% of my customers bought this set after using it.  It is a great set with 11 different mosaic stamps in all different sizes.  The best part is that it has a matching punch called Mosaic (of course!).  The punch makes it easier to line up the stamps and give it a more 3d kind of look.

The colors I used are Strawberry Slush, Sahara Sand and Whisper White.  I love the way these colors go together.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners and the matching Framelits called Bitty Banners.

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Happy Birthday Tara

DSC02174Today is my favorite daughter-in law’s Birthday.  Tara is married to my middle son, Sam and is 30 years old today!  I made this card for her using the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection.  I love using them on my cards.  It is like having a whole bunch of different Designer Series Paper on hand and the bright colors are just my style.  This card uses Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush and Bermuda Bay. Of course, the Project Life cards are supposed to be used as pocket scrapbookking but you can use them as cards too.

For the sentiment I used Itty Bitty Banners with the matching Bitty Banners Framelits.  The flowers is from Mixed Bunch cut out using the matching punch called Blossom.

Happy Birthday, Tara!  Love you!

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Secret Garden – Another Favorite

DSC02090Secret Garden is another favorite stamp set of mine that is on the Stampin’ Up! Retirement List.  I love this set because it has matching Framelits (also called Secret Garden) to go with it so there is no “fussy” cutting (which I am horrible at).  You just stamp it and run it through the Big Shot with the matching Framelit and it comes out all cut out.  I love that!  Both items are retiring at the end of this catalog.

To make this card I stamped the flowers in Versamark and then embossed them using White Embossing Powder.  After I embossed them, I colored the middles with a marker and just wiped the in off the embossed part so the in just stayed in the dots in the middle.  I thought it made the flowers look like Black-Eyed Susans.

If you like this stamp set or set of matching Framelits make sure you order it before it goes away for good.

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Grunge Meets Flowers

Grunge Meets Flowers

My friend, Buffy, makes the most gorgeous vintage cards where she rips and tears and smudges and splats all over the place and the cards come out so beautiful.  She uses the stamp set called Gorgeous Grunge a lot to make these cards.  I, on the other hand, am a clean stamper.  You won’t see any torn paper or anything distressed looking yet I also use Gorgeous Grunge.  It just goes to show you how one stamp set can be so versatile.

The Designer Series Paper I used on this card was free from the Sale-a-bration catalog and is called Sweet Sorbet.  It has great colors that are soft yet also has a bit of black.  You also can get this paper for free with a $50 purchase until March 31st.  After that, you can’t buy or get it free.

The flowers are from Petite Petals and Flower Shop.  I used 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon in Crisp Cantaloupe and the sentiment is from Itty Btty Banners.

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Card In A Box



I  have no idea who designed these, but the Card In A Box is very popular right now so I decided to teach my Club how to make them.  They look much more complicated then they really are.  I think the hardest part (or the most time consuming) is stamping and punching out all the flowers.  The rest is very easy.  The best part is it fits inside a regular Medium Envelope.

Here are some quick directions on how to make this Card In A Box.

Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/2″ x 9″.  Score at 2 1/8″, 4 1/4″, 6 3/8″ and 8 1/2″.


Turn the paper and score at 2 3/4″.


Cut on all four score lines up to the score line going across and snip off the bottom half inch as shown in the picture.  Put a piece of Sticky Tape on the little end.


Fold at the vertical score lines.


Attach tab to the inside of the box so it can not be seen.  Fold down three of the sides, leaving one unfolded.  Your box should look like this.


Take a 2″ x 3 1/8″ piece of cardstock and score at 1/2″ and 2 5/8″.  Then cut the piece in half the long way so you can two pieces of scored cardstock that are 1″ x 3 1/8.


Fold scored lines as shown below.  Put a piece of Sticky Tape on each end.


Attach these pieces to the inside of the box so they look like this.  You don’t need to worry if they are not exactly straight because you won’t see them once they are decorated.


Then decorate your box as you wish.


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Lovely As A Tree

Lovely As A Tree

Do you remember this set?  It is called Lovely As A Tree and is the oldest stamp set in the current catalog.  I don’t know when it first came out, but it has been current since I started stamping in 2006.  Shelli Gardner, Stampin Up’s Founder says if she has any say in the matter, Lovely As A Tree will always be around.

This is another card I made using a lot of different Framelits.  I used Bitty Banners, Window Frames and Circles Collection.  I think Framelits were the best invention within the stamping world.  If you look closely you will see that I pierced around the Window Framelit using the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack and the Paper Piercer.  There are a few different Piercing Packs, each one having three different templates.

Mosiac Madness


This card features a the new stamp set called Mosaic Madness, the new Designer Series Paper called Quatrefancy and two of the new In Colors called Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush.

And….Guess what (I know.  It is not a proper sentence)!  You can order these today!  This is no longer a sneak peek.  It is product that you can purchase immediately!  Just click on my Shop Now button to purchase!

Quint Essential Flower Challenges

This next card I made is used to participate in two challenges.  The reason I did this was because I love the colors for the challenge of Create With Connie and Mary and at the same time I found a new challenge site that is just meant for my kind of style.  It is called Freshly Made Sketches and they love the fresh and clean style that is me!

Create With Connie & Mary Color Challenge

Create With Connie & Mary Color Challenge

Freshly Made Sketches

Freshly Made Sketches

For my card, I used the Quint-Essential Flower and Itty Bitty Banners.

Connie & Mary Meets Freshly Made Sketches

Connie & Mary Meets Freshly Made Sketches




Quint-Essential Flower

The stamp called Quint-Essential Flower is a single stamp you can purchase.  It comes in wood mount only and is in the Stampin Up Annual Catalog.  The thing I love about this stamp is that is goes with numerous Stampin Up Punches so you can punch it out in different colors and then layer them all.  The punches that can be used with this set are the 2 3/8″ Scaillop Circle, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle, 1″ Circle, 3/4″ Circle and 1/2″ Circle.  In this card I used the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper and of course, I had to use the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set and the Bitty Banners Framelits.  I don’t think I can do a card with my Big Shot (as I am sure you can tell!).

Quint-Essential Flower

Quint-Essential Flower

Hearts A Flutter Valentine

This card uses the Hearts A Flutter Stamp Set and Matching Framelits (you can get them both in a bundle and save some money!) as well as Itty Bitty Banners and the matching Framelits for that set called Bitty Banners.  Then the bottom of the card was cut with the Large Scallop Edgelits and then embossed with Delicate Designs.

Valentine’s Day is coming soon but there is still time to order.  Click here before it is too late.

Hearts A Flutter

Hearts A Flutter