Simple Stems!

I LOVE THIS STAMP SET!!! it makes me sad to see this stamp set go with the end of the Occasions catalog. 

We made this card at last week's Open House!  Everyone loved it! 


Isn't it lovely? Most of the supplies to make it are on the retired list!  Don't miss out on these products!

Let me give you a few helpful hints about making it:

Birthday Wishes Card

Stamp Set:  Simple Stems, Retiring!, Bring on the Cake, Retiring!
Framelits:  Secret Garden, #129372  Retiring!
Paper:  Modern Mosaic Designer Paper #126926, Retiring!
Punch:  Scallop Edge Border Punch, #119882 


  1. Stamp the flower in Real Red ink on a scrap of Whisper white card stock.  Then cut it out at the Big Shot with the Framelits.  You can also cut out the leaves at the same time, with the framelits and the Old Olive scraps.
  2. Use the punch to punch the Real Red border. 
  3. Stamp “Birthday Wishes” in Black Staz on.  
  4. Assemble the card. Use two dimensionals behind the flower. 

Remember, you can order any of these supplies at my website: 


Peaceful Petals Stamp Set Meets Scalloped Tag Punch!

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Don’t you just love it when you purchase a new Stampin’ Up! product and you discover unexpected ways to use it?  When you purchase the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, you will be thrilled with all the creativity it inspires!  Its not for just making bookmarks~you can use it to make cards also!  Just look at this great card using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to create the focal point for this card!  

Stamps:  Peaceful Petals.  Wood #133104; Clear #133107

Paper:  Whisper White Cardstock, #100730; Island Indigo Cardstock, #122923; Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, #132994,  Watercolor  Paper, #122959

Ink:  Island Indigo Pad, #126986; Daffodil Delight Pad, #126944; Old Olive Pad, #126953, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker, # 119677; Staz On Jet Black #101406

Accessories:  Arrows Textured Embossing Folder, #132187; Blender Pens, #102845; 1/4” Daffodil Delight 1/4” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon; Dazzling Details #124117; Ticket Duo Builder Punch, #126883; 3/16” Corner Rounder Punch; Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, #133324; Sponge Daubers, #102892; Paper Snips, #103579; Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, #113439; Snail Adhesive, #104332; Stampin’ Dimensionals, #104430



  1. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4” x 11”, for card front. Cut Island Indigo Cardstock 4” x 5 1/4”.  Cut Watercolor Wonder DSP 2” x 4 3/4”. Cut Watercolor Paper 1 1/2” x 3 1/4”, and round the corners using the Corner Rounder Punch. 
  1. Insert the Watercolor Paper into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and punch to create the top of the tag.  Cut the Daffodil Delight 1/4” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon 8” long and thread through the top of the tag. Using the Paper Snips, snip the ends to an angle. Set aside. 
  1. Stamp the Watercolor Paper with the image from the Peaceful Petals set, using the Staz On Jet Black pad.  To give the watercolor effect, press the lids of the stamp pads together while the pads are closed, creating a pool of color on the inside lid of the pad.  Using the blender pens, pick up the color from the inside lids and color in the stamped image. Use the Daffodil Delight Stampin‘ Marker to color in the centers of the petals.  Add Dazzling Details to the centers, and set aside to dry. 
  2. Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper white cardstock using the Daffodil Delight stamp pad.  Punch using the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. Daub the edges of the sentiment with ink from the Daffodil Delight pad. 
  3. Run the Island Indigo cardstock through the Big shot using the Arrows Textured Embossing Folder. 
  4. Fold the Whisper White cardstock in half forming the card.  Adhere the Island Indigo to the front, using the Snail Adhesive. 
  5. Adhere the tag to the front of the card using Stampin‘ Dimensionals.  Adhere the stamped piece to the tag using Stampin‘ Dimensionals. Adhere the sentiment with Stampin‘ Dimensionals.  

Don't forget to contact me if I can help you with this project, or visit my online store to order any of these great Stampin' Up! products!

So Very Grateful Card

This card makes a fun “package”... and it is a gift itself when the recipient unties the ribbon and opens the card and it opens BIG!~ like a present!  There is a fun watercoloring technique included in these instructions.  Make this card and experience the joy of watching the recipient open your gift!  FUN! You will love the beautiful images in this stamp set!

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So Very Grateful Card

Stamps:  So Very Grateful, Wood #133050, Clear #133053

Paper:  Daffodil Delight Cardstock, #119683, cut 3 1/2”x 4 1/2; Island Indigo Cardstock, #122923, cut 3”x4”, and 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”;  Whisper White Cardstock, #100730,  cut 3 3/4” x 11”.  

Ink: Stampin’ Ink Refills:  Island Indigo, #122932; Daffodil Delight, 119672; Wild Wasabi #109020, Staz On Jet Black Pad #101406. 

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, #113439;  Argyle Embossing Folder, #127750; Stampin Trimmer #126889; 1/4” Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon 12”,  Blender Pen #102485, Bone Folder, #102300, Snail Adhesive, #104332, Paper Plate.



  1. Use the Stampin’ Trimmer to cut your cardstock into the sizes noted above.  Using the scoring blade on the Stampin’ Trimmer, score the Whisper white cardstock at 2 3/4”, 5 1/2”  and 8 1/4”. Use the Bone Folder over each score line to get a good fold.   
  2. Run the larger Island Indigo piece through the Big Shot using the Argyle Embossing folder. Using the Snail Adhesive, adhere the larger Daffodil Delight piece to the embossed Island Indigo piece.   Adhere the Daffodil Delight Ribbon to the center back of the smaller Island Indigo piece using the Snail Adhesive.  Adhere this piece (with the ribbon attached) to the front of the card, on the Daffodil Delight cardstock. 
  3. Using the Staz On Jet Black Pad stamp the images on each folded “page” of the fold out card as shown.  Stamp the sentiment on the last page. 
  4. Place several drops of the three ink refills on the paper plate.  Using the Blender Pen, pick up color from the refill ink palette and color in the images on the fold out card. 
  5. Allow to dry (just takes a few seconds) and then close the card on score lines.  Using the Snail Adhesive, adhere the last “page” to the Island Indigo piece on the front of the card.  Tie the ribbon to close up the card.   

Feel free to contact me with any questions or visit my online store to get any of the supplies used to create this card.

"Best of Everything" Stamp Set

I love this new set!  This stamp set was one of our wonderful pillow gifts while on the Alaska cruise... how fun is that? 


One of the most fun activites we do as Stampin' Up! Demonstrators is to swap cards between us.  I am in a great swap group that swaps cards across the country each month.. and I love it!  

I made 21 copies of this card and sent it off to Carol, who lives in the Minneapolis area.  She will separate the cards and then send back to me the cards that were made by 21 demonstrators all over the country. I love this because it gives me lots of new ideas to share with you!

Here's the card that I sent to Carol to make the swaps .  I can't wait to get my package back in the mail!


I stamped the bird in Daffodil Delight and then used the Tangerine Tango marker to define the feet and beak.  Then I stamped again on a separate scrap of Whisper white cardstock, cut out just the bird and mounted it over the stamped image with Stampin' Dimensionals.   I used markers on my stamp to color in the branch (Chocolate Chip) and the leaves (Old Olive).  I then punched out 2 little flowers from Poppy Parade card stock using the four leaf punch from the "itty Bitty Punch pack" and adhered them with Mini Glue Dots. Little pearls in the center finish off the flowers. 

I punched the whole design out with the large circle punch and then mounted it on a Daffodil Delight square punched from the Scallop Squares Duo Die,and then embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder. I added the Old Olive DSP, the Poppy Parade ribbon, and the sentiment punched with the Designer Label punch, all mounted with Stampin' Dimensioals. The sentiment piece was daubed in Poppy Parade using a Dauber. 



Animal Party

Here's another card we made at the Open House.  Isn't this "Animal Party"  a fun stamp set? 


    This card was made with the "Tall Tales" Designer Series Paper.  It is a perfect match for the "Animal Party" stamp set.


I CASED this card from another wonderful demonstrator... I can't remember who it was!  But I loved the colors and the layout.. don't you?

If you love this paper or stamp set, I can help you get it!  You can order online at or you can contact me at [email protected]  and I can help you!

Circle Circus Sample

Hey Stampers!

    I have been away too long!  So glad to be back with you.  I am going to attempt to post on a regular basis, so come back at least 3 times a week to check in on me!

    Here  is a card that we made at my most recent Open House.  It is both made with the "Circle Circus" Stamp set on page 129 of the catalog.  Truthfully, I wasn't going to purchase this set.  But when I started seeing what people were doing with it, I just couldn't resist!  Isn't it a great card? 




Supplies used:

    Stamps:  Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes

    Ink:  Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay Ink Pads

    Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, and Soft Suede Cardstocks

    Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Mini Glue Dots, Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, White Gel Pen


The inks are our new "in colors"  Soft Suede and Melon Mambo.  I just love this combination.  We also used the Movers and Shakers Big Shot die.

If you want to purchase the products to create this card yourself, you can visit my Stampin' Up! website here and place your order. 

My Young Stampers

A couple of weeks ago I had my Young Stampers here.  They are so fun.. fourteen year old gals who were here to make a lovely gift for their moms for Mother's Day. 


They made a "flip album" with lots of decorations and room for pictures, little notes, and lots of fun things for Mom to look at!  We made a great "memory keeper"! 

    Of course, I couldn't show you these finished projects till AFTER Mother's day!


    Enjoy these fun pictures!


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The New Matchbox Die for the Big Shot

MatchboxdieUS Have you seen the new Matchbox Die in the Occasions Mini Catalog for the Big Shot?  It will make creating favors and gift boxes a snap.  This is one of my favorite new products to use.  I have previously put up a post with a template you can use when creating the boxes. 

Here are some samples created with the Die:

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If you have not received your Occasions Mini Catalog, contact me to get yours today and to place your order for the Matchbox Die, simply visit my Stampin' Up! website here.