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Valentine’s Day Print Poetry | Technique: Origami Flower

Valentine's Day Origami Flower Card Stampin Up Print Poetry DSP1

For my second attempt at intricate paper folding, I attempted a paper flower.  (Check out my first adventure: Origami Butterfly.)  For the template, see the Technique feature below.  I added some heat embossing to add texture to the Whisper White background.  I love this new Print Poetry DSP from the Spring 2013 Catalog.  Its a short stack – so trimming is a breeze!

PAPER: Print Poetry DSP, Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Pad, Versa Mark Pad.

STAMP SETS: Delightful Dozen Clear, Everything Eleanor Clear, Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Stitched Satin Ribbon Raspberry Ripple, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Emboss Powder Clear, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Bone Folder, Snail Adhesive, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint in an alcohol spritzer.

TECHNIQUE: Origami Flower

1. Following this basic shape, sketch onto cardstock.

2. Cut along bold exterior lines.

3. Score along dotted interior lines.

4. Fold the flower tips outward.

5. Fold the flower petals inward working around clockwise.


Petite Cards with Sale-a-Bration’s Pretty Petites

Mini Card Print Poetry Stampin Up Petite Curly Punch Hello 13

Inspired by my new stamping friend, Lisa Kmiec and her Petite Hello Card, I created these mini cards with Print Poetry DSP and 2012-2014 Cardstock.  So adorable!  The new Sale-a-bration Petite Curly Label Punch makes this project easy and fun!


PAPER: Print Poetry DSP (Spring 2013), Midnight Muse Cardstock, Gumball Green Cardstock, Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Primrose Petals Cardstock, So Saffron Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock.

INK: Primrose Petals Stampin’ Pad, Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad, Gumball Green Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Pretty Petites Clear (SAB 2013).

TOOLS & EMBELLLISHMENTS: Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB 2013), Snail Adhesive, Stitched Satin Ribbon Primrose Petals, Stitched Satin Ribbon Gumball Green, Stitched Satin Ribbon Midnight Muse.


Don’t forget to check out the Sale-a-bration 2013 promotion….FREE products available until 3/22/13.


Creativity Escape: Your Pumpkin Carriage Awaits!

Just like Cinderella, you can enjoy a magical escape to your creativity zone with the help of Stampin’ Up’s new Paper Pumpkin!  For crafters who are short on time but committed to unleash their creativity, Stampin’ Up has created a monthly subscription to provide a project kit for a 30 minute creativity escape.  For $19.95 each month (shipping included!), you will receive everything you need to create a fun project and seize a much needed creativity escape.  The first kit you receive will even include a special welcome surprise!  Every kit will include all the supplies you need to create unique “pinable” projects (like cards, journals, decor and more) – including: stamps, ink, paper, and accessories!

Visit My Paper Pumpkin to sign up today!

Try It Kit – $16.95


Layers of Love with Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Valentine Layers of Love Paper Doilies Stampin Up at Stamping Art Studio2Tea Lace Paper Doilies are a great new embellishment from the Spring 2013 Catalog.  They can add great texture and (with a little sponging) soft textured color.  Here, I paired my favorite Valentine Designer Series Paper (Love Impressions DSP – only $4.79 on clearance right now) with a few layers of love!

PAPER: Love Impressions DSP, Real Red Cardstock, Pink Pirouette Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Real Red Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Ciao Baby Clear (SPRING 2013), Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood, Affection Collection Clear (HOLIDAY 2012).

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Paper Doilies (SPRING 2013), Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB 2013), Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Snail Adhesive.



Sale-a-Bration Starts Tomorrow | Rich Razzleberry, Oh My!

Sale-a-bration Stampin Up Razzleberry Oh Hello Pretty Petites Thanks 5






I’m in Rich Razzleberry Heaven! I am absolutely crazy about this new Designer Series Paper in the SAB Catalog called Sycamore Street DSP.  It is so vibrant, but offers some elegant tight patterns that are just great to work with.  Here, I featured the flower from the Oh Hello Clear Stamp Set and the greeting from the Pretty Petites Clear Stamp Set. Best of all, I found this CLEARANCE stamp set called Curvy Verses Wood for the inside greeting that is adorable and affordable.  Can’t beat that!

Click on any of the hyperlinks above to view product descriptions or purchase from my online store.

The Sale-a-bration Promotion starts tomorrow, January 21.  For every $50 purchase, you can select a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration product line.  What a deal!


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Embossed Layers with Comfort Cafe

Thanks Comfort Cafe Soft Suede Stampin Up Perfect Punches1

Big Shot Embossing!! I mixed two complementary textures in this Thank You card, featuring Comfort Cafe DSP.  By using layers of solid cardstock, I was able to create playful dimensions to make the floral design come to life!

PAPER: Comfort Cafe DSP, Soft Suede Cardstock, Cajun Craze Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock.

INK: Cajun Craze Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Perfect Punches Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Vintage Wallpaper Folder, Framed Tulip Folder, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Large Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals,  Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.



Springtime Get Well PLUS Gift Tag Idea


Offset ovals give this springtime greeting a fun edge.  I created this card with the new Sale-a-bration stamp set called Madison Avenue Clear.  It has many flower building options! The possibilities are endless! Of course, layering these pieces in multiple colors required the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for easy alignment.  A cheery greeting to say get well!

PAPER: Sycamore Street DSP (2013 SALE A BRATION), Pool Party Cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, Summer Starfruit Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Old Olive Stampin’ Pad, Pool Party Stampin’ Pad, Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Pad, Island Indigo Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Madison Avenue Wood / Madison Avenue Clear (2013 SALE A BRATION), Thoughts and Prayers Wood / Thoughts and Prayers Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS:  Ovals Collection Framelits (2013 SPRING Catalog), Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.


Using a Scallop Circle Punch, I created these gift tags and embellished with the Pretty Petites Clear from the upcoming Sale-a-bration product line.  This super cute Petite Curly Label Punch is a must-have! With a few Dimensionals, these tags were perfectly pronounced for special handmade gifts.

STAMP SETS: Pretty Petites Wood / Pretty Petites Clear (2013 SALE A BRATION), Alphabet Wood / Alphabet Clear

TOOLS & SUPPLIES: 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Petite Curly Label (2013 SALE A BRATION), Whisper White Cardstock, Dimensionals.

Click on any of the hyperlinks above for product descriptions or to purchase from my online store.


Don’t forget the Sale-a-bration promotion begins January 22nd.  For every $50 purchase, you can select a FREE item from the exclusive SAB product line.


It’s a Birthday Tea Party!

Tea for Two Stampin Up Birthday Island Indigo1


These new quilt-inspired patterns in the Tea for Two DSP of the Spring Catalog are proving to be quite versatile.  Here, I paired the print with a simple greeting.  I am loving these gorgeous spring colors – a great mix of subtle tones and vibrant In Colors.

PAPER: Tea for Two DSP (Spring 2013), So Saffron Cardstock, Lucky Limeade Cardstock, Island Indigo Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Island Indigo Stampin’ Pad, Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Pad

STAMP SETS: Beautiful Birthday Wood, Itty Bitty Bits Wood, You Are Loved Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Ruffled Ribbon Island Indigo, Ovals Collection Framelits for Big Shot Die Cutting, Dimensionals, Stampin’ Trimmer,  Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Snail Adhesive.

Click on any of the hyperlinks above to view product descriptions or purchase from my online store.



Don’t forget the premiere Stampin’ Up promotion, Sale-a-bration 2013, starts next week!


NEW KIT: Dude, You’re Welcome

This kit is priced at $24.95 and includes:

* Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
* Twelve 4″ x 6″ postcards in four different (manly) colors
* Twelve gray envelopes
* A Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
* An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)

Basically, the kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman would adore, all packaged in an appropriately masculine box.  How clever!



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