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! 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! 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Aloha, all! As I mentioned a couple of times earlier this week, I'm going to try to change up the way that I share my projects and Stampin' Up! products with you on my blog. For one thing, I'd like you to know that Tuesday will feature some kind of technique related to card making. Tuesdays will also have a monthly theme. For Thursdays, I'm adopting the oldie-but-goodie theme of Throwback … [Read more...] about Waterfront Scenery!
Aloha, all! At this moment I sit in between the time of "Christmas in July" and the Stampin' Up! August - December Mini Catalog (aka Holiday Catalog) launch tomorrow. So I decided to do something totally non-holiday - a Birthday Card. And I'm still on my mission to explore the ins and outs of slimline-style cards. Thus today's card brings together Slimline Style and the Ornate Style Stamp … [Read more...] about A Slimline Floral Birthday Card!
Aloha, all! Do you ever read horoscopes? In our newspaper, the daily horoscope column is on a page with other articles I read. So I find my eyes drifting towards Aquarius just about every day as I turn the page. More often than not there's something that makes me smile or laugh. Usually it's the latter. Today was one of those days, and it brought to mind a card design on which I'm … [Read more...] about A Snowflake Work in Progress!
Aloha, all! This July I've been having fun making slimline cards again. I forgot how much I like making cards of different shapes - as long as they can be mailed, of course! With Social Media the way it is today, when a kind of card-making becomes popular, it becomes WAY popular! There's even now a Facebook page called, "Slimline Card Addicts." As of today, it's almost up to 1,000 members. And … [Read more...] about Christmas In July – Part II!