Fun with Valentine Cards – Card #4

Aloha, all!

     Once more, I have a card with a grid pattern, though today's card is quite a bit simpler to make than yesterdays.


     While yesterday's card was made with new and almost-new Stampin' Up! products, today's card is made with almost-new, a bit on the old side, and even (gasp!) three retired Stampin' Up! products. But I think it looks just as fresh as yesterdays!

     The background layer, cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8", is embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder, which has been around since last year's Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. The Real Red Cardstock, used for the larger of the four squares (1-3/8" squares) and the mat for the sentiment, has been around forever, even longer than the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and the Word WIndow Punch. Finally in the "a bit on the old side" category is the 1/4" Real Red Cotton Ribbon, which was introduced in the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

     Now for the retired products. I ignored one of them in a post last week because I didn't get into too much detail. That is the Modern Label Punch, which was retired last year. One of my favorite punch-layering techniques for years has been layering the Modern Label Punch behind the Word Window Punch. So, since I have lots of extra space in my Stamp-n-Storage punch storage boxes, I've kept this punch around. I've also kept the great Postage Stamp Punch, which is the Whisper White layer behind the hearts. Oh, and then there are the hearts. I wanted something larger than the small heart in the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and the larger Sweetheart Punch. So out came the retired Sizzix Heart Collection Framelits. I was thinking last year that I really would want to use that set come Valentine's Day 2016, and durned if I wasn't right!

     I hope you enjoy this card! I know several of my customers have purchased the retired products that I used in this card, and I can't imagine why you wouldn't still have them – and be using them this Valentine's Day season!

Posted on : Feb 09 2016
Posted under Punches, Sizzix, Stamping |

Happy Birthday to a New Teenager!

Aloha, all!

     Last week, our second oldest grandchild became a teenager. Oh, my, I cannot believe she's that old! I don't think I've actually put her age on a birthday card since she was 2 or 3. But 13 cries out for the number to be announced!


     I just love the new Number of Years Stamp Set and the coordinating Large Numbers Framelits Dies. Both of these will probably be among the sets that I keep in my craft closet even after they've retired. I may not use them often. But when I want them, they'll be there!

     The Designer Series Paper set that I used for this card is also current, but it's in the Stampin' Up! 2015-2016 Annual Catalog. The set is a 6" x 6" paper stack called, Cherry on Top. Love the colors, three of which I picked up in the card: Watermelon Wonder (I used the last of my Watermelon Wonder Ribbon for this card), Cucumber Crisp, and Pool Party. And aren't the balloons in this pattern perfect for a birthday card?

     In their last few catalogs, Stampin' Up! has been bundling products together and offering the bundle at a 15% discount. That's the case with this Stamp Set and Framelits Dies – the bundle is $49.25 which is really a good deal for something that's going to be so useful for such a long time!

     You'll be seeing this set here on my blog at least one more time in the next couple of months as we get ready to celebrate a 50th Wedding Anniversary in the Spring! Another great use for this set!

     Oh, and there's a reason that I saved this card for today instead of posting it last week on Morgan's actual birthday. It's time for the biweekly SUO Challenge and, wouldn't you know it, the theme this time is Birthdays! I hope you'll visit the blog and check out all the other birthday cards – and even enter one of yours in the challenge!


Posted on : Feb 01 2016
Posted under Challenges, Sizzix, Stamping, SUO Challenges |

An All Occasion Day!

Aloha, all!

     Just as I was about to spend a crafting day designing and crafting Thanksgiving cards, several events occurred that meant that I needed some quick all occasion cards. The "quick" was because I don't have that much time left to be making Thanksgiving cards, so I need to get to it!

     The perfect place to go for quick all occasion cards is a Stampin' Up! kit. In this case, I grabbed the fabulous all-inclusive kit, Watercolor Wishes. The reason this is all inclusive is that it not only has the cards, envelopes, and embellishments – it also contains stamps and inks!  Yup, two little ink spots in Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder, and the Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set.

     In no time at all I had the three cards I needed, and they're about to go into the mail today!


     None of these cards is exactly as the kit instructions calls for them to be made. A couple of my customers and I opened the kit a couple of months ago when I first got it, and that was the start of using the kit's contents just the way we wanted them to be. Actually, today I would have been happy to make the cards just as they were designed so I didn't have to do too much thinking. But there I was making do with what I had. For this first card, I wanted to use the Watermelon Wonder ink for the sentiment, but there were no background layers available that were a good accent for it. So I cut my own layer of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock and then stamped away on one of the smaller layers from the kit. The flower and leaf looked like they were made for this card, so on they went!


     It turned out that I did have all the pieces to make this card as in the booklet that comes with the kit. But I needed a Thank You Card, so out came the Thanks sentiment again, but this time stamped using Night of Navy Classic Ink.


     Finally I made a card without the Thanks sentiment. This time I definitely did not have the pieces for this card, and nothing in the kit that's left seemed to go well with the blue and taupe color scheme on this card base. So again I pulled out my own papers, die-cutting a piece of Tip Top Taupe Cardstock for the background of the stamped element and Whisper White Cardstock to die-cut the sentiment. The die set I used was one that's become a favorite in my craft room, the Tags and Labels Framelits. I needed to add something to this card to make it look a bit more feminine that it looked at the start, so I added a bow made with Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon.

     The two Thank You cards are for a couple of customers who just placed orders for Stampin' Up! products in my online store. Oh, I could just send an e-mail. But, hey! This is Stampin' Up! we're talking about, and if I can't send a hand made Thank You card what am I in this business for?!  I sure would like to be sending a card out to any of you who are reading this blog post and and would like to order some of the supplies I've featured here or in any other post. Just click here to get right to my Stampin' Up! store. Just for giggles, I made that link to the Watercolor Wishes Kit – that's all you need for lots of cards, even if they're not identical to those I've shown you today!

Posted on : Nov 15 2015
Posted under Sizzix, Stampin' Up! Kits, Stamping |

Fall Fun!

Aloha, all!

     Here I am once again with a project for the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge, a biweekly challenge which usually is to feature a theme in a greeting card or other project. This time, as November begins, our challenge is "Fall Fun." And fall is certainly fun wherever you are!


     As you might be able to tell, I had to make this card quickly! I don't even want to go into what I've been doing over the last week – all fun, but all crazy busy! So here I was as the challenge was about to go live wondering what I was going to do for this challenge. But with the fabulous Stampin' Up! papers and coordinating stamps and ribbons and cardstock available to me, it was such fun making this quick card!

     The printed paper on the card front is one of the sheets from the fall Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper set, Into the Woods. Look at all those great colors which just shout "Fall" with all the leaves tumbling down off the trees (and a few acorns from the oaks, of course). I decided to pick out the Tangelo Twist and Rich Razzleberry colors for accents. The ribbon – also called "Into the Woods" – in Rich Razzleberry was easy. The Tangelo Twist designer series paper was less easy, but then came quickly to the forefront as I started "leafing" through my Holiday Catalog papers. There was the Halloween themed paper set, Happy Haunting, and there was a great Tangelo Twist design that didn't exactly scream "Halloween." So why not use it?

     After I layered these two papers onto some Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, it was a quick and easy embellishments to tie a piece of the Into the Woods 3/8" Cotton Ribbon around the layers and tie a pretty bow. When I went looking for a greeting or sentiment to put on the front, I found the perfect saying in the Lighthearted Leaves Stamp Set. If all those leaves on this paper aren't "fluttering," then I'm not sure what else would have been as perfect a sentiment as the one noting the fluttering leaves.

     I stamped the quote onto Whisper White Cardstock using Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink, and then die cut it with one of the Tags and Labels Framelits. Then I used a slightly larger framelit to die cut some Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, adhered these two together, and adhered the to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. For a bit of an accent, and to make believe that the tag was tied to the ribbon, I added a bit of Calypso Coral Thick Bakers Twine. It's far enough away from those Tangelo Twist leaves that they seem to me to go together just fine.

     I adhered the entire card front onto a card base made with the Whisper White Thick Cardstock, which is heavy enough to handle all that weight.

     What fun this card was to make – and so quick!  I hope you'll take the opportunity to enter the SUO Challenge this time with your own Fall Fun Card!

Posted on : Nov 09 2015
Posted under Challenges, Sizzix, Stamping, SUO Challenges |

Sheltering Tree with a Fun Technique

Aloha, all!

     Those of you on my Newsletter Mailing list have already seen this project.  But I thought the rest of you might like to see what fun I had with the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set. The set was first released as part of the 2015 Occasions Catalog, but now it's firmly entrenched in the annual 2015-2015 Stampin' Up! catalog.  And I'm quite please to see it's still around!


     The colors I used for this project are Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Soft Suede and Blushing Bride. It's pretty easy to see which colors are where. As always, I love using the Photopolymer Stamp Sets – of which this is one! – because I am able clearly to see where I'm placing my stamps when one image is being placed specifically in relations to another – like the leaves on the tree trunk! Oh, and the background paper is from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack. The sheets are definitely large enough to use on a large square card such as this one.

     What's fun and interesting about this card is how I used the large circles in the Sizzix Circles Collection Framelit to just partially die cut the circle. The technique I used is in my newsletter tutorial. If you'd like it, just sign up for my newsletter by July 21st (which is when I hope to get the next newsletter out).  I'll be incuding a link to the June newsletter tutorials in July.


Here are the products featured in this project. Link to my personal Stampin' Up! Store to order any of these!

Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set (1371633)
Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack (138443)
Cardstock: Whisper White THICK Cardstock for the card base (140272); Whisper White Cardstock (100730); Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder from the Cherry on Top Cardstock Pack (139002); Pool Party (122924)
Ink: Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin Pad (138324); Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad (138323); Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad (131172); Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad (126978)
Blushing Bride Candy Dots (from the Subtles Collection – 130933)
Circles Collection Framelits (130911)



Posted on : Jul 18 2015
Posted under Sizzix, Stamping |

New Stamps 6: Remarkable You

Aloha, all!

     I'm quite happy to continue to be using my brand new stamp sets from the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog, especially the stamp I chose for this weekend's VC Rocks group blog hop. VC Rocks is a group of Stampin' Up! users that forms each May and continues to have fun online at a "Virtual Convention" throughout the summer.


     The Remarkable You Stamp Set was actually the very first stamp set that I put on my Wish List when I first saw the new catalog online. My grandson's mother had just recently posted a fabulous photo of a yellow Calla Lily on Facebook, and I could just see the Calla Lily stamp in this set in bright Daffodil Delight ink.

     Well, try as I may, I could not make the lilies look as nice as I wanted coloring it in. Rats!  So I gave up and moved on to something else. Then an idea struck in the middle of the night (most great ideas do) and the next morning I stamped the lilies using Momento Black Ink on Daffodil Delight Cardstock. Just what I wanted! Well, not quite once I thought to make the stamp the centerpiece of an oval card I wanted to make with the Ovals Collection Framelits. I was inspired by the square card I'd made earlier in the week, and the oval seemed just perfect. But the original image was just a bit of the wrong shape and size.  So I fussy-cut both lilies out and tied them together with a bow of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon. Now that was what I wanted.

     The second part of my design idea was to make a frame, also of Daffodil Delight, and then show off one of the new Greetings Thinlits as part of the frame.  A bit of texture in the background from the new Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and some Garden Green Candy Dots, and the card was done.

     I hope not only that you've enjoyed my card for this blog hop, but that you'll take the time to visit some of the other hoppers in this group. Links to all of the participants are on the VC Rocks Home Page.

Products featured in this project. Link to my personal Stampin' Up! Store to order any of these!

Remarkable You Stamp Set (wood mount – 139891; clear mount – 139894)
Ovals Collection Framelits (129381)
Greetings Thinlits (138275)
Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (138288)

Cardstock: Whisper White THICK Cardstock for the card base (140272); Whisper White (100730); Daffodil Delight (119683)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708)
Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon (134559)
Garden Green Candy Dots (from the Regals Collection – 130932)


Posted on : Jun 26 2015
Posted under Sizzix, Stamping |

New Stamps 5: From the May Paper Pumpkin

Aloha, all!

     Well, this isn't exactly a "new" stamp set as in a stamp set I ordered from the new 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog. But it is new in my craft room and I haven't used it on its own until now. You see, this is one of the stamps that was included in the May 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit.  While I love those kits, I tend not to feature them here too much because it's not something that I can offer to sell you, as I can offer all the other products that I feature in my blog posts. But there is the possibility that you can get some of these stamps, and I'll explain at the end of this post.

     For now, we're at the time for another SUO Challenges biweekly challenge!  This time the challenge is to have something other than a straight, clean, line for the edge of our projects. As I looked around my craft room, my eyes fell on the Squares Collection Framelits, and I wondered how that might work for this challenge.  Pretty well, I think!


     Once I chose a square for my card shape, I decided that the various layers would also be squares. It just was the simplest way to get the project done! Then I went looking for stamps to fill a small, center, square, allowing the paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack to show its colors. That's when I ended up taking out the very square stamp set from my May Paper Pumpkin kit. My layers for that central image are Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, then some Pool Party Cardstock. Pool Party is one of the colors in the balloons floating skyward in that designer paper, and it's an easier color on which to stamp than the Crushed Curry or the red or green would have been.

     One of my fellow SUO Challenges Design Team Members, Karen Barber, is forever making the most gorgeous projects with ribbon tied up and floating all over the place.  So, in looking for an embellishments for this card, I took a small page out of her book and let the Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim go wherever it wanted. Then, of course, I had to make an envelope to fit the card, and out came my brand new 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper.  Yes, envelope paper – 12" square, light printed paper that is PERFECT FOR ENVELOPES made using the Envelope Punch Board. This card ended up being 4-1/2" x 4-3/4" so I made an envelope to fit that shape.  Reminder: square enveloped cost more to mail in the U.S.

     In case you've never used on of the Stampin' Up! framelits to make a card, what you do is to (1) fold your base card in half and, (2) run it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the folded side just barely inside the cutting edge of the framelit. Really very simple.  The base of this card is the Whisper White Thick Cardstock, and two thicknesses of it was cut by the framelit just fine.

     For the first layer, which also has the scalloped edge, I ran a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock through the Big Shot using the largest square framelit, BUT I moved one side inwards one scallop's width.  Once I had the three scalloped edges, I just had to trim the fourth edge to fit the same distance from the folded edge as the scallops were from the scalloped edge of the card base.

     Now, about the Paper Pumpkin Subscription:  You can subscribe for 3 or 6 months.  Once you become a subscriber, you have the option of purchasing earlier kits or even just the disposables from earlier kits.  Availability is limited. Of course, you can always just order a Paper Pumpkin kit one month at a time, which is what I frequently do. I've had fun with my kits.  They good not just for beginning stampers, but for those who like something quick and easy to do once in a while!

Products featured in this project. Link to my personal Stampin' Up! Store to order any of these!

Cherry on Top Paper Stack (138443)
Cardstock: Whisper White THICK Cardstock for the card base (140272); Whisper White Cardstock (100730); Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder from the Cherry on Top Cardstock Pack (139002); Pool Party (122924)
Ink: Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad (138323)
Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim (138425)
2015-2015 In Color Envelope Paper (138312)


Posted on : Jun 22 2015
Posted under Challenges, Sizzix, Stamping, SUO Challenges |

New Stamps 1: Circle of Spring

Aloha, all!

     When I was packing away all my retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets last week, I realized that there were several of them that (gasp!) I.HAD.NEVER.USED! It's very likely that, as some of them were older, I had managed to obtain them through other than purchases. We get free stamp sets at Convention and there are promotions throughout the year some of which involve getting a free stamp set.

     Nonetheless, I find it absurd that, with all the crafting that I do, there were stamp sets that sat unused in my craft room.  So beginning with stamp sets from the newest Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, I am NOT using any other stamp sets until I have used all my new stamp sets at least once. The good news is that I only bought 9 new stamp sets. Yes, that may seem like a lot.  But I needed to fill some theme voids in my stamp collection. Oh, and there were a couple of new sets that I just couldn't pass up regardless of what I "needed."


     I pulled out today's stamp set because I loved the latest Create with Connie and Mary weekly challenge, and I thought the wreath would be fun for one of the challenge's layer elements. The stamp set is Circle of Spring and it goes with a framelits set we've had in the Stampin' Up! collection since last fall's 2014 Holiday Catalog – Wonderful Wreath.  The images that I cut out with the framelits are the wreath itself (it takes two to tango with this image!), the bow, and the small flower under the sentiment.

     I stamped the wreath and the small single flower using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink, and I colored both in using the Stampin' Write Markers in two of our newest colors, Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron.  I added a little bit of Daffodil Delight, but ended covering much of it up with the Daffodil Delight Candy Dots from the Brights Candy Dots Collection. 

     For the background, I cut two rectangles as called for in the challenge sketch, one using Watermelon Wonder Cardstock and one using Mint Macaron. I adhered them to the top Whisper White Cardstock layer and then texturized them using the brand new Brick Wall Embossing Folder. I had determined that the "Thank You" sentiment would just about fit inside one of the "bricks," so I waited until after I'd run the card front through the Sizzix Big Shot before stamping it.  I love how easy it is to get Photopolymer stamps right where I want them!

     After I adhered the wreath, using Stampin' Dimensionals, I added a bow to serve as the final element required in the sketch.  I stamped the bow using Watermelon Wonder Ink onto Watermelon Wonder Cardstock, then cut it using the ribbon die from the framelits set. After adding the small single flower to the bottom right of the card using Glue Dots, I added several of the Daffodil Delight Candy Dots. 

     The last – and maybe best? – thing that you should know about this card is that the card base is not just Whisper White Cardstock.  It is the brand new HEAVIER (100 lb wt) Whisper White Thick Cardstock, that's much better for card bases than the plain, lighter, Whisper White.

     It's a fun sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary, and it goes on for a week. You might want to try it out for yourself!

Products in this project. Link to my personal Stampin' Up! Store to order any of these!

Circle of Spring Photopolymer Stamp Set (138964)
Wonderful Wreath Framelits (135851
Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (138288)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730); Whisper White THICK Cardstock (140272); Watermelon Wonder (138334); Mint Macaron (138337)
Stampin' Write Markers: Both Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron are in the 2015-2017 In Color Marker set (138333); Daffodil Delight is in the Brights Collection (131259)
Classic Stampin' Pads: Mossy Meadow (133645); Watermelon Wonder (138323)
Brights Candy Dots 130931)




Posted on : Jun 11 2015
Posted under Challenges, Create with Connie and Mary, Sizzix, Stampin' Up! Tools, Stamping |

Quick Fun with my May Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Aloha, all!

     While I was off doing other things for heaven knows how long (too long!), I suspended my Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin subscription.  So easy to do – but easy to forget to reinstate it when I was back and had the time finally to play with it!

     But now I'm back in the groove and yesterday my May 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit arrived.  I was between projects, so I opened it up right away.  Ooooh, what fun I had with the card makings that came in it!


     This is the card somewhat as it was designed to be made as part of the kit.  I say, "somewhat," because I just HAD to add a bit more color and texture to the design.  The good news was that I had a birthday card that needed to be sent out, so I used the fun Happy Birthday stamp that came with the Paper Pumpkin kit, as well as the ink that came with it and the strip that I used as a horizontal accent for the card.

     The mat for the greeting circle was not in the kit.  For this, I picked what I thought was one of the colors in the kit – Tangerine Tango – and cut a mat just slightly larger that the circle using the Starburst Framelit Set.  I think now that the color in the stripe on the card front may be Calypso Coral. But whatever it is, I love the look!

     Then I did what I frequently do with my Paper Pumpkin kits, and find another stamp set or paper or embellishment to do something a bit different.  This time it was the fun new stamp set, Just Kidding. And once I got started with that, I almost couldn't stop.


     For the two cards in this grouping, I used the first part of a two-part sentiment, "To Stamp or Not to Stamp" on the front.  Then inside I stamped the second part, "That is not even a question."  As a stamper, I LOVE it!  I colored in the ladies of leisure a bit differently, and had a blast doing it!

Happy 29th

     For this card, not pictured above, I used my second favorite two-part sentiment, with "Happy 29th Birthday" on the front.  Inside is part two, "From your 110 pound friend."  I think you have to be a woman of a certain age to really get a good laugh out of this!

     A quick note on how I made this all fit on the circle.  The stamps in this set are Photopolymer stamps.  So, when I put long, thin images on the blocks to ink them up and stamp them, I can manipulate them a bit.  For these cards, I turned them a bit so they'd fit on the circles that came with the Paper Pumpkin kit.  They don't necessarily stay put on the acrylic blocks for long – but I pressed them down as firmly as I could and didn't wait long to ink them up and stamp them.  Worked beautifully!

     No, these are not artistic renderings.  But they were fun to make and I know my friends who will get them will really enjoy them! Paper Pumpkin says that it is made for the new and inexperienced card maker. But I have to tell you that, as experienced as I am, it is still a blast to get these projects and have so much fun making them – every month!


     Stampin' Up! has a current special, through the end of June 2015, where you get the first two months of your Paper Pumpkin subscription at 50% off.  Now that is a deal.  Unfortunately, I cannot take advantage of it because I'm already a subscriber – it's only for NEW subscribers.  All you have to do is to go to, order a subscription, and use the code, SAVE50, to claim your savings.  Be sure to tell them I'm your demonstrator so I get credit for this!

Retired Product Alert

Oh that fun Framelits set, Starburst, is going to retire come June 2nd. The good news is that, as of today, that set is still available for sale!  I have to tell you that it's perfect for mats such as those I showed in these fun projects.  If you have any questions about this set or anything about the Stampin' Up! retired products, just let me know.  I'd love to help you get whatever it is that you want from this list!


Posted on : May 19 2015
Posted under Paper Pumpkin, Sizzix, Stamping |

A Fun Card for my Grandson!

Aloha, all!

     The Stampin' Up! Only (SUO) Challenge this time is to make a card for a teen.  I have a teenaged grandson, so making this kind of card was a fun challenge for me.  As I was making this card, Quin's mother posted some wonderful photos on Facebook showing him making dinner for the family as a Valentine gift.  And he did everything on his own.  The menu looked like I would have been more than happy to be there.  What a wonderful kid!


     Besides being a cook, Quin is also involved in theater and is a singer with a group of budding musicians – great stuff for a teenager!  So when I first saw the Be the Star Stamp Set in my Stampin' Up! Catalog, I knew I'd be using it to make cards for him.  It's already in the mail to him to let him know how proud of him I am!

     The background paper for the card front is from the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper set.  Yes, this set has fabulous floral prints.  But the painted stripes on the reverse of a couple of the floral prints are fun prints to use, too.  This print is Daffodil Delight, but it also has some hints of orange in it.  I decided the orange I would use to accent this card was Tangelo Twist, which is the square mat between the striped paper and the Whisper White Cardstock on which I stamped the words.  I stamped the top two using Tangelo Twist ink, and then I used Mossy Meadow for the third stamped sentence.

     I used Mossy Meadow to stamp the small star groupings in the background and also used it to mat the entire card front.  Back to the Daffodil Delight, I used Daffodil Delight ink to stamp the two larger stars, with the largest star stamped on Daffodil Delight Cardstock and the smaller on Whisper White Cardstock. After cutting the stars using the Stars Framelits set, I attached a piece of Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon behind the stars for a fun accent.  I adhered the star group onto the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  For the final accent, I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of the stars, with a few smaller Rhinestones on the smaller star groupings.  Gotta have something shiny with stars!

     If you have a teen in your family or circle of friends, think about making a card for him or her and sending it off – "just because."  Teenagers need that from us now and then.  Of course, then you'll want to add it to the SUO Challenge Blog!  We'd all love to see it.

    And if you'd like to use this wonderful stamp set, following are links to my online Stampin' Up! store where you can buy it and the other products I featured in this blog post!







Posted on : Feb 23 2015
Posted under Challenges, Family and Garden, Sizzix, Stamping |