Hi, There, Stampers! Sometimes I sit down at my work station and have no idea what I'm going to make. But I end up making something that I really like. My "secret"? Reach for a sketch. When you’re having a moment for lack of cardmaking ideas, reach for a sketch. Sketches are great for inspirational ideas. Get your supplies together and see what you come up with! Where Did I Find the Sketch for … [Read more...] about Creative Block? Reach for a Sketch (And Make a Valentine Card!)
Die-cutting and Embossing
Hi, There, Stampers! Quick article today. And this card is pretty quick, too. Plus it does make me smile, so that's lot of fun! And even better, you can make it as simple as cutting layers with your paper cutter or using Stampin' Up! dies that you may have on hand. First the Really Quick and Easy Card! The card at the top of this article is the Quick and Easy. All you need to make this card, … [Read more...] about A Quick and Fun Valentine Card – With Alternatives!
Hi, There, Stampers! For today's projects, I'm headed over to the Stampin' Up! January - April 2023 Mini Catalog. I'm sure I'll get back to some Sale-a-bration projects. But I'm going to play with the Mini Catalog for a bit. Sometimes I just love to play with graphic designs when I’m making cards – or even constructing scrapbook pages. So you can imagine that the graphic designs in the Desert … [Read more...] about Desert Details Suite – Great Graphics!
Hi, There, Stampers! I'm so glad to be back in business and hope it stays that way through the rest of the holidays! Before I was taken out of commission for a time, I'd finished making a few gifts sets of a variety of greeting cards. They're great handmade gifts for any occasion. But this year I'm going to be happy to be giving handmade gifts rather than having to go shopping, … [Read more...] about One Stamp Set, One Set of Papers, Make a Gift Pack, Part 3
Hi, There, Stampers! I hadn't planned to share another Christmas card with the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper set. But then I had scraps. And when I have as many scraps as I had after my original cards, I try to find something to make with them. That's why you're seeing my latest attempt at a Chevron Pieced card. All You Need Is Some 1" Squares To make the Chevron Design, all you … [Read more...] about One Last Card Using Celebrate Everything Paper
Hi, There, Stampers! As you might imagine, I found it hard to put away the Autumn Leaves print from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper set. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it - until I was browsing in my computer and came across an old tutorial for the Snip & Tuck fun fold. So off I went to figure out how to put the paper and the fun fold together. One Step At a … [Read more...] about An Autumn Fun Fold – Snip & Tuck
Hi, There, Stampers! Last week's posts (well, one slipped into this week) had to do with the Halloween prints in the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper set. For the rest of this week, I'll show you some of the prints in the paper set that I think are perfect for Christmas. Pink Works for Christmas? Of course Pink works! Especially when it's full of white snowflakes. And this print is … [Read more...] about A Christmas Print from Celebrate Everything
Hi, There, Stampers! This week and next, I'm going to feature some prints from the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper set, Celebrate Everything. You may have missed seeing this set of papers as it's all the way in the back of the Stampin' Up! July - December 2022 Mini Catalog. Yes, way in the back - inside the back cover actually. It's there because this set of papers is only available as a gift … [Read more...] about Celebrate Everything – Halloween!
Hi, There, Stampers! If you're reading this during the last week in August 2022, then you must know that Sale-a-bration Is Almost Over! This year's second 2-month Sale-a-bration promotion by Stampin' Up! ends on August 31st. And the die set from which this oval aspen tree shape comes is available FOR FREE during Sale-a-bration, after you've bought $100 of Stampin' Up! products. This set is called … [Read more...] about You Can Get This Die Set FOR FREE! But Hurry Up!!!
Hi, There, Stampers! In my last blog article, I showed how I created two different looks with the same stamp set. My main point there was how different you could make a card look by using dies in one but not the other. But I switched out most of the colors. Today's cards are different because I used dies in one but not the other. BUT the colors are still the same. These Are Autumn … [Read more...] about Fall Stamp Set – Summer Colors!
Hi, There, Stampers! Welcome to the Sunshine SU Demos August Blog Hop. Our theme this month is "Fall Products in the Stampin' Up! 2022 July - December Mini Catalog." I hope you enjoy my article! Fall Is Next Month! Just this week we passed the middle of August. That means that September is not far away. And you know that means that we're about to get into the season of creating … [Read more...] about Apple Stamps – Meet Apple Dies!