Bloom by Bloom Thank You Card

Today I have another Thank You card using the Bloom by Bloom photopolymer stamp set and Happiness Blooms memories and more card pack, both from the current Occasions Catalog.

I just love the bold modern flowers from this set because they remind me of mod flowers that were popular in the the 70’s. And the shine!! I was surprised when I opened the memories and more card pack to see the shiny cardstock, so I was inspired to make the main flowers shiny too by using clear embossing powder.

I started by using a Calypso Coral card base and a strip from one of the shiny memories and more cards. I matted the strip with pineapple punch and and attached it to the bottom of the card with snail adhesive. I used a scrap of Call Me Clover cardstock and die cut the ‘thanks’ greeting from the Well Written framelits from the Occasions Catalog and glued it to the panel with the fine tipped glue pen.

I then stamped the large tulip image three times with Calypso Coral ink on thick whisper white cardstock. I used the stamparatus to do my stamping because I stamped each image twice to make sure I had a solid image. This stamp has thick stamped images, so it is sometimes hard to get a good image by stamping once. The stamparatus is great for this because it easily allows me to stamp directly over the image without error. I then cleaned off the stamp without removing it and inked it with versamark and stamped perfectly twice again over the Calypso Coral. I then sprinkled the image with clear embossing powder and heat set to get a nice shine. I fussy cut the flowers, adhered them to the card with dimensionals and added the Night of Navy enamel dots above each flower.

The inside of the card is matted in Night of Navy and decorated with the Calypso Coral tulip stickers from the memories and more pack.

I hope you liked this cheerful, fun thank you card! I really enjoyed thinking of the 70’s – flower power, bell bottomed jeans and tie died shirts – while making it.


March 18 – 31 Host Code: DPE6TH9A

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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Climbing Roses Thank You Card

Today’s card is a feminine pink thank you card full of lace and roses.

It is made with the Climbing Roses bundle from the Occasions Catalog including the Climbing Roses cling stamp set and Rose Trellis Thinlits. The lace doily stamp from the Annual Catalog hostess set Very Vintage is also used to create the embossed background.

I wanted to use soft feminine colors and I chose blushing bride, but I did not have a good match for background DSP (designer series paper). As a new demonstrator, my inventory is a little limited. So I made my own “DSP” by using the lace doily stamp in the Very Vintage hostess set (which I did have!). I randomly stamped it on blushing bride using versamark and heat embossed it in white. I cut the blushing bride cardstock to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 because I did not know how large I wanted the background panel to be. It turned out great, because when I did figure it out I had smaller strips of matching paper to trim the inside of the card. The picture below shows how I did this:

Stamp on larger piece of cardstock and trim to size. Use leftovers to trim inside of card.

I stamped and colored the large rose image from the Climbing Roses stamp set and die cut it with the coordinating die. I also stamped, colored and die cut several pieces of the smaller rose to accent the label and inside. I had to use the trellis and label die cuts because these are beautiful pieces and make great card elements. While the label and trellis were glued directly to the card, the large rose die cut was popped with dimensionals.

See how I used the leftover from my lace doily background on the inside. I also added one of the single rose die cuts.

I was happy with how pretty this card came out. The Stampin’ Up! products I used are listed below. Thanks for looking!


March 18 – 31 Host Code: DPE6TH9A

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Piece of Cake Birthday Card

Today’s card features a fancy double layer birthday cake using the new Piece of Cake Photopolymer stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog.

My card is inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #379.

I started with a Coastal Cabana card base and added a white panel embossed with an older dotted embossing folder. I added a striped panel and die cut pinked circle made from the How Sweet it is DSP.

To make the focal element, I stamped the cake on white cardstock and colored it to match the colors in the How Sweet It Is DSP. The cake stand is punched from coastal cabana cardstock with the Cake Builder Punch and both are attached to a white die cut stitched circle. It’s finished with a baker’s twine bow and Melon Mambo scalloped circle and popped on the striped panel. The card is finished with a happy birthday banner.

The inside of the card is simply decorated using a strip from the How Sweet It Is DSP and Melon Mambo mat.


March 18 – 31 Host Code: DPE6TH9A

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

My Blogging Journey Begins

I attended my first Stampin’ Up! party in 2012 and have been hooked ever since. I made cards for family and friends and finally opened up an Etsy Shop to sell my handmade cards. But it wasn’t until last month that I finally joined Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator. Yay!

So I’m starting this blog and website to showcase my creations and share my love of card making and maybe inspire you as well.

Let me start by sharing a recent card that I made using Stampin’ Up! products.

This is a farmhouse style card using the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set and Tin Tile embossing folder which were carried over from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Well Said stamp set and Well Written dies from the current Occasions Catalog. These are available as a bundle or separately. The milk can background is made using the Stitched Shape and Ovals dies from the current Annual Catalog. I also used locally purchased products such as the wood grain and light blue background papers which go with the popular farmhouse style. It is allowed to mix products from various vendors.

This is just a quick intro. Please check back regularly and if you enjoy what I share, subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a thing. If you are interested in purchasing any Stampin’ Up! products, I’d be happy to be your demonstrator.

Thanks!