Hi, There, Stampers! I'm sure you've noticed that creating cards using stamps and ink often means creatively coloring objects from nature. It also means stretching the truth about what season we're in. Think "Christmas in July," with cards made in the summer being covered in pictures with snow. Today's card isn't colored that badly when it comes to natural colors. But don't believe it when it … [Read more...] about Making Believe Spring is Coming with FREE Products!
Amazing Year In a Slimline Card
Hi, There, Stampers! I'm back with yet another card that I've made with the Amazing Year Stamp Set. Remember that my first impression was that this was a stamp set that was pretty much just for making birthday cards. But here's another card that isn't necessarily a birthday card, though it certainly could be one. And besides focusing on the way I used the stamp set, I'd like to show you how I … [Read more...] about Amazing Year In a Slimline Card
Bottled Happiness – CASEing the Colors!
Hi, There, Papercrafters! When it comes to CASEing (Copy And Share with Everyone), it's not just the layout that makes the card. In this CASE, it was more the colors that caught my eye than the layout. But I ended up somewhat CASEing the layout, too. Read on. The Original Floral Design I found the card that inspired today's project on page 72 of the Stampin' Up! 2022-23 Annual Catalog. It … [Read more...] about Bottled Happiness – CASEing the Colors!
Cheerful Basket Stamp Set – a Slimline Card!
Hi, there! No, we're not shifting to the Hello Ladybug Stamp Set for today. Instead, I want you to see what I saw when I got to this page. I focused right on that little slimline card toward the bottom of this picture and immediately thought of the images in the Cheerful Basket Stamp Set. Wouldn't any one of those images that are designed to fit on top of the basket stamp work well with that … [Read more...] about Cheerful Basket Stamp Set – a Slimline Card!
All Squared Away Is Not Just for Grids
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
It’s Assembly Line Time!
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!
Saturday Sampler – Unicorns!
Aloha, all! As I was trying to develop a theme for my Saturday posts in October, I realized that there is quite a bit that I do that really doesn't fall into a particular theme. Every single week there is something that I do that is neither a technique for which I'd like to offer a tip (Tuesday's Techniques) or some kind of project from the past that I'd like to revive (Throwback Thursdays). On … [Read more...] about Saturday Sampler – Unicorns!
Throwback Thursday: Yes, a Slimline Card!
Aloha, all! When I'm searching for something for my Throwback Thursday posts, I try to find something that I posted in a blog at about the same time of the year as I'm posting the update. While today's original project was posted in October rather than September, it caught my eye because I realized the moment that I looked at the picture that it was a slimline card, made to fit a #10 envelope. … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Yes, a Slimline Card!
A Slimline Card for Our Oldest Grandson!
Aloha, all! Our oldest grandson turned 20 this week. He's no longer a teenager. Not only that, he's actually found a job that's in the field he's studying in college. We're so proud of him! Of course I had to make a slimline style card to send to him. It's my favorite style of card right now, and this week he's my favorite oldest grandson (Carson is my favorite youngest grandson and Jay is my … [Read more...] about A Slimline Card for Our Oldest Grandson!
Two Card Fronts With the Tailored Tag Punch!
Aloha, all! This is the last of my current Tuesday's Technique series on using punches and printed papers to make fun card fronts. Last week we just punched the ends of some paper strips to form a card front. I also added a bit of discussion about not punching those strips at all. Today the card front is ALL about the punched paper. The Tailored Tag Punch I very infrequently use the Tailored … [Read more...] about Two Card Fronts With the Tailored Tag Punch!
A Slimline Card – Posted For You!
Aloha, all! I promised that on Saturdays this August, I'd be sharing some of the slimline cards that I've been making over the past couple of months. As I mentioned last week, I frequently like to use a die that helps me frame or layout my cards to provide a fun accent. And, while I love all things Stampin' Up! and am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, the company does not yet have any slimline dies … [Read more...] about A Slimline Card – Posted For You!