Envelope-Inspired and From My Heart

From My Heart Thank You Stampin Up2


Inspired by the lines of a classic envelope, I created this textured Thank You card.  After die cutting a piece of Parker’s Patterns DSP with the Label Collection Framelits, I trimmed it lengthwise and layered it on top of Marina Mist Cardstock.  Then I created the “envelope seal” with layered ovals and embellished with a fun new button from the Spring 2013 Catalog.  Inspiration is everywhere! :)

PAPER: Parker’s Patterns DSP (Spring 2013 Catalog) Crumb Cake Cardstock, Marina Mist Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock.

INK: Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: From My Heart Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Ovals Collection Framelits (Spring 2013 Catalog), Label Collection FramelitsBasics Designer Buttons Silver, Seaming Ribbon Crumb Cake, Linen Thread, Square Lattice Folder for Big Shot Embossing, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive.

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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!

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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!

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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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Happy Wedding Day! Affection Collection with Love

Wedding Stampin Up Affection Collection Love 9

Happy Wedding Day to my dear friends Tami and Armando!  This is a special card I created for today’s occasion.

I added a few fun textures with varying embossing folders and took it up a notch with some heat embossing using the Classic Stampin’ Pad ink and Emboss Powder Clear on the main greeting and the floral details.  The glamour of Silver Glimmer Paper sets the stage for this classic wedding cake design.

PAPER: Midnight Muse Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper.

INK: Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Petite Pairs Clear, Affection Collection Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch (Spring 2013), Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Ovals Collection Framelits (Spring 2013), Stitched Satin Ribbon Midnight Muse, Emboss Powder Clear, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearl Jewels, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, 3/16 Corner Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Fancy Fan Folder, Finial Press Folder (Retired) for Big Shot Embossing.

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Promotional Valentine’s Kits: End January 21st

Card Giving:

Pick up a FREE Simply Sent Sealed With Love kit with the purchase of the My Little Valentine Stamp Set ($9.95).  Get this EXCLUSIVE 4-piece stamp set today!









Treat Giving:

The Valentine Treat Bundle includes the Happy Valentine Single Stamp and cellophane treat bags.  Priced at $5.95, this bundle is a 20% savings!  Don’t forget the Full Heart Punch (sold separately) coordinates with this bundle.

These promotions end Monday, January 21.


Ribbon Word Valentine’s Day Card

Ribbon Word Valentine Card Stampin Up4

I had a lot of fun with this one!  Writing with baker’s twine was super easy and makes a great statement.  I found inspiration from the Stampin’ Royalty sketch challenge and my new Spring Catalog loot – including these adorable Paper Doilies.  To check out more Spring catalog inspiration, check out the other SUO Challenge Participants here.  So many fun ideas to try!

PAPER: Basic Gray CardstockPatterns Pack 2012-2014, Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Delightful Dozen Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Paper Doilies, Stitched Satin Ribbon Raspberry Ripple, Baker’s Twine Early Espresso, Basic Gray Satin RibbonSnail Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen.

TECHNIQUE TIP: Ribbon Writing

  1. Draw the word lightly with pencil first.
  2. Then add small amounts of glue along the word path, working in small areas at a time.

*For best results, use the 2-Way Glue Pen when applying Baker’s Twine to cardstock.


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