Hi, There, Stampers! If you subscribe to my newsletter, you will already have received a tutorial for making this fun fold Halloween Card. If not, sign up by Monday, October 16th, and I'll send you a copy of my last newsletter. The Stampin' Is So Much Fun! While I've made this fold design before, I've never had so much fun as I did with this Halloween version. I just loved stamping all those … [Read more...] about A Fun Fold for Halloween!
Hi, There, Stampers! I am so excited to be celebrating my birthday today! Even more exciting is that I've been the happy recipient of some handmade birthday cards from some of my sister Stampin' Up! demonstrators. As you read this, I'm already on my way to enjoy a short birthday vacation with my husband. We've got tickets for a concert tonight. And the next few days we're going to be exploring … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to Me!
Hi, There, Stampers! The Playing In The Rain Stamp Set in Stampin' Up!'s current Mini Catalog made me smile the very first time I saw it. And the little bunny you see in today's card is my favorite stamp in the set. How can you not look at it and not smile?! I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with the set. But then I saw this fun fold online and knew it was the perfect vehicle for the … [Read more...] about This Stamp Set Makes Me Smile!
Hi, There, Stampers! Did you hear about Hurricane Ian? Yes, we're in Florida, and yes, we did get some of the wind and rain. But other than that, things here turned out fine. If nothing else we have well-watered palms! Did you know that we do, indeed, get a good sense of fall where we live? Most of our trees are Live Oaks, which keep their leaves all year long. But there are still some … [Read more...] about A Fun Fold For Autumn – October’s Here!
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! Yes, I'm still showing off new prints from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper set that's in the Stampin' Up! 2022 July - December Mini Catalog. This paper set is only available for purchase with Stampin' Rewards. You earn Stampin' Rewards when you place an order for yourself or a group of stampers that's at least $150. As a demonstrator, I was able to purchase the … [Read more...] about Celebrate Everything – More Christmas Prints!
Hi, There, Stampers! Here's another print from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper set. This one is a very colorful and busy print, just right for a holly jolly Christmas type of merry card. It's a Swingfold Card I chose fun fold cards for this and my next Christmas card with prints from this paper set. This Swingfold Card (layout below) looks a bit complicated, but it's really not. … [Read more...] about Even More Christmas Prints in Celebrate Everything
Aloha, all! Oops! This was supposed to go live two weeks ago! But since I’m busy getting ready to move from Hawai'i to Florida (more on that soon), I thought I’d go ahead and let it post a few days after Halloween! Finally I'm getting to show you some Pinwheel Tower Cards. For Halloween this year, I've made two of them, each a different size. This is the one I'm calling the "Short Pinwheel … [Read more...] about A Halloween Pinwheel Tower Card
Aloha, all! When I was playing around with Pinwheel Tower Cards a few weeks ago, I found dozens of great samples. In a few posts last week, I showed off my version of two of the cards that fit nicely into Invitation or A2-sized envelopes. But then I stumbled onto a design by Rick Adkins. It had not four but SIX sides to it! I could hardly wait to try it out. So today we'll go over what I learned … [Read more...] about A Fun New Pinwheel Tower Card
Aloha, all! Last month I had two special birthday cards to make. Today I'd like to share the card that I made for my now 13-year old grandson. I think that teenage boys are just the hardest group of people in the world for whom to figure out a card design. But this young man lives in a household that has had many chickens over the years. I'll share one of the stories I remember from many years … [Read more...] about Hey Birthday Chick!
Aloha, all! I’m clea Ning up some blog posts that went out of order while I was on a house-hunting trip. So the “taller” refers to my post on November 3rd. Confused? Me, too! In my last article I described how I made my first Halloween Pinwheel Tower Card. I'm not getting into so much detail this time. But I do want to show you another version of this fun fold technique. An Invitation (A2) … [Read more...] about This Halloween Pinwheel Tower Card is Taller!