Category Archives: Paper

Debra’s Daisies

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Debra is at it again with the gorgeous Daisy Birthday project! I love the layers of daisies in coordinating colors that match the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP perfectly!

PAPER: Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP (Spring 2013), Melon Mambo Cardstock, Lucky Limeade Cardstock, So Saffron Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock.

INK: Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Pretty Petites Clear (SAB 2013), Bring on the Cake Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB 2013), Jelly Bean Brads (Clearance), Square Lattice Folder, Dimensionals, Daisies Flower #2 Bigz Die (Clearance), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.


Chevron on Chevron – Thinking of You

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Chevron designs are all the rage! In the new Spring 2013 Catalog, there are several Designer Series Paper sets that include this popular design, including this one: Tea for Two DSP.

Here, I paired the chevrons of the DSP with embossed cardstock using Chevron Folder.  I love  the elegance of subtle details!

PAPER: Lucky Limeade Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock, Tea for Two DSP (Spring 2013 Catalog), Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Pad, Marina Mist Stampin’ Pad, Early Espresso Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Oh Hello Clear (Spring 2013 Catalog) Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood, Tea Shoppe Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Modern Label Punch, Chevron Folder for Big Shot Embossing. Snail AdhesiveScallop Dots Ribbon Chocolate Chip.

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Valentine’s Day Purse with Heat Embossed Details

Valentine's Day Purse Heat Embossed 3D Gift1Back by popular demand! After the rave reviews of my Sparty Purse (Click here for Instructions), I resolved to use this template again to hold a special Valentine’s Day surprise for my little sister.  Happy Valentine’s Day, Makayla!

This pattern is so awesome – no trimming involved! Just score and fold, then glue and embellish!  I modified by pinching the sides and adding the lid (made with a Label Collection Framelit, then trimmed).  Incredibly versatile way to create a standard box or purse.

PAPER: Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper, Love Impressions DSP (CLEARANCE for $4.79).

INK: Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Flowering Flourishes Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Crop-A-Dile, Silver Grommets, Stitched Satin Ribbon Raspberry Ripple, Label Collection FramelitsSimply Scored Scoring ToolSimply Scored Diagonal PlateSticky StripBone Folder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Emboss Powder Clear, Snail Adhesive.

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Tea for Two Gift Set and Card Box

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As a special gift, I created a set of greeting cards from the Tea for Two DSP and this complementing card box.  I LOVE the new stamp set: Oh Hello Clear.  It has a great zig zag patterned oval stamp and some bold salutations.

Check out the card posts for ingredient lists:

  • Pink Pirouette Birthday
  • Chevron Thinking of You
  • Quilted Thanks so Much
  • Calypso Coral Birthday
  • So Saffron Thinking of You

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The Card Box is a modified version of Kelly Gettelfinger’s One Sheet Wonder Bag.  For the template and step-by-step instructions, check out my first project using Kelly’s template.


Take Two: Masculine Cards with Well Worn DSP

Following the same basic layout, I used Well Worn DSP to create two masculine greeting cards.  I took a few progress photos so you could see my planning process in action.  Don’t forget to keep your eye on the Clearance Rack for special deals – this designer series paper was less than five bucks! score!

PAPER: Well Worn DSP (Clearance for $4.39), Very Vanilla Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Not Quite Navy Cardstock.

INK: Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Feeling Sentimental Clear (Sale-a-bration 2013), Oh Hello Clear (Spring 2013), One in a Million Clear, From My Heart Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Basics Designer Buttons Silver (Spring 2013), Linen Thread, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive.


Quick & Simple: Cajun Craze Birthday

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For a clean and simple birthday card, I paired an intricate pattern from Comfort Cafe DSP with Cajun Craze Cardstock.  Simple embellishments and a clean salutation pull it together to create a sweet birthday card.

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

INK: Cajun Craze Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Perfect Punches Clear, Bring on the Cake Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Extra-Large Oval Punch, Stitched Satin Ribbon Summer Starfruit, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals.




Debra’s Coral Birthday with Creative Leaf Detail

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I am so excited to share this special card created by my stamping partner in crime, Debra.  I am crazy about the leaf detail on the inside!  With the Old Olive Cardstock base, the sizzlit creates the perfect reversed layered embellishment.  Topped off with Calypso Coral flowers – wow!

PAPER: Calypso Coral Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock, Tea for Two DSP (Spring 2013 Catalog), Very Vanilla Cardstock.

INK: Calypso Coral Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Beautiful Birthday Wood, Bring on the Cake Clear, Summer Silhouettes Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Label Collection Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, Striped Organdy Ribbon Old Olive, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Snail Adhesive.



Quick & Simple: Tea for Two DSP says Thanks

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For a quick and simple Thank You card, I started with a gorgeous and colorful pattern from the Tea for Two DSP.  With the contrasting colors and patterns in the paper, I didn’t need to add much to create a sweet card.

PAPER: Lucky Limeade Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Marina Mist Cardstock, Tea for Two DSP (Spring 2013).

INK: Marina Mist Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Oh Hello Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Dots Ribbon Chocolate Chip, Snail Adhesive.




Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street Tropical Birthday

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Have you shopped the Sale-a-bration product line yet?  The BIGGEST promotion of the year at Stampin’ Up is Sale-a-bration.  Between January 22nd – March 22nd, customers can select a FREE product from the SAB Catalog for every $50 spent.  There are some  incredible products available – that you can’t get anywhere else!  Including this gorgeous Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street DSP.

For a tropical birthday card, I layered this beautiful print with pool party and island indigo and added a few simple embellishments.


PAPER: Sycamore Street DSP (Sale-a-bration 2013), Pool Party Cardstock, Island Indigo Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Island Indigo Stampin’ Pad, Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Pad, Calypso Coral Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Petite Pairs Clear, Summer Silhouettes Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Ovals Collection Framelits (Spring 2013 Catalog), Rhinestone Basic Jewels,  Ruffled Ribbon Calypso Coral, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.


CLEARANCE Showcase: Take Two on Well Worn DSP

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A new favorite at Stamping Art Studio: This gorgeous designer series paper called Well Worn DSP that is now on Clearance for $4.39.  I just can’t get enough!  Here, I tried the same horizontal layout of 2 patterns from this DSP and a layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  There are endless possibilities of complementary embellishments because this paper is incredibly versatile.  Add it to your next order and earn some great Sale-a-bration rewards!

PAPER: Well Worn DSP (CLEARANCE), Soft Suede Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock.

INK: Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Beautiful Birthday Wood, Thoughts and Prayers Clear, Curvy Verses Wood (CLEARANCE).

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Builder Brads, Pearl Basic Jewels,   Linen Thread, Little Leaves Sizzlits for Big Shot Die Cutting, Snail Adhesive, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.

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