Aloha, all! Do you know what Stampin' Up! stamp set I used for this project? Maybe what's important isn't so much that it's called, "Wrapped Bouquet," but that it's no longer available for us to buy. You see, it's one of the stamp sets in the Stampin' Up! January - June 2021 Mini Catalog that's already sold out. That's because, during the last couple of weeks of any catalog's sales period, … [Read more...] about Mini Catalog Products Are Selling Out!
Die-cutting and Embossing
Aloha, all! Looking at the All Squared Away bundle in the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, you’d think that the only way to use this bundle is to create a 2 x 2 grid. But I’m here to tell you today and a grid like that is far from the only way to use this bundle First The Colors One thing that I do like about the pictures in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog (p. 117) is that all three of the … [Read more...] about All Squared Away Is Not Just for Grids
Aloha, all! Did you get the "Sand and Sea" suite from the January - June Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog? Wasn't it fun to have a die AND an embossing folder with the same image. First you ran it through your machine to cut it. Then you stamped the images. And finally you ran the cut and stamped image through with the embossing folder. What fun that was? But with the Art In Bloom Bundle, you can … [Read more...] about Cut and Emboss At The Same Time
Aloha, all! When I order a brand new product from a Stampin’ Up! Catalog, it’s frequently because of how it’s displayed in the catalog. When it came to the brand new stamp set, Seascape, what first caught my eye was the card below. It’s on page 12 of the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. What I loved most about it was the sense of depth and movement about everything in the … [Read more...] about “Case”ing With a New Catalog Product
This is the design of one the Thank You Notes that I'm sending to my customers who purchased either Stampin' Up! products or my own personal tutorials in March. I am so grateful for everyone who helps me to be successful at what I do, but especially my Stampin' Up! customers. Today I have some tips for designing and making multiples of a fun card. Aloha, all! There was a time when I considered … [Read more...] about A Big “Thank You”!
Easel Fold for Valentine's Day Aloha, all! On Wednesday I showed you a fun variation on the traditional easel card. And, yes, if you haven't seen a "traditional" easel card, I'll be sharing one in a few days. Anyway, after I'd had so much fun making Wednesday's Vertical Easel Card, I managed to come across yet another twist on the easel card idea. It's a Diagonal Easel Card. I just saw the … [Read more...] about Another Valentine Fun Fold!
Aloha, all! This will be just a quick update on a post from last week about the new Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set. At the time that I wrote that post I'd not yet received one of the cards I was supposed to have received from the swap a few friends and I did. Now I have it and I just had to share it. The Colors Don't Have to be Earth Tones! Every single card that I've seen made with this set, … [Read more...] about Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set – Even Brighter!
Aloha, all! Several posts ago I shared with you some cards I made using the new FREE Berry Blessings Bundle from this year's Sale-a-bration Brochure. Two of those cards were fun fold pocket cards. At the time I promised that I would write a tutorial for both of the cards I demonstrated. And I finally have them done. Life has just gotten in the way, but things are settling down a bit. So now I … [Read more...] about The New Sand & Sea Suite from Stampin’ Up!
Aloha, all! Every year my husband and I send out about 100 Christmas Cards. We've been at this a long time, and really enjoy keeping up with friends that we're lucky to see every two or three years in the best of times. This year, not really the best of times for most of us, I think it's even more important to touch base with our friends, old and new. I started making Christmas Cards back in … [Read more...] about It’s Assembly Line Time!
Aloha, all! When I mailed my Halloween cards a full week in advance, I thought that would be plenty of time for everyone to get my cards. I especially wanted my grandchildren to get theirs because I added a little something in the way of Trick or Treat in each of their cards. But only 1 of the 5 got their cards on time! So today, 12 full days before Thanksgiving, all of my Thanksgiving cards … [Read more...] about A Quite Curvy Thanksgiving Card
Aloha, all! Saturdays this month - and probably for the rest of the year - have been focusing on what I've been doing outside of the projects on which I've posted the rest of the week. This week I made a set of 30 (yes, Thirty!) Christmas cards out of a kit that was not meant for cards. I had a blast, but I'm so glad I've finished and can move on to some Thanksgiving-themed projects. The Tag … [Read more...] about Making a Great Kit Better!