Build a Birthday Glitter Card and Blue Water Bloggers Blog Hop

In a few short weeks, the 2016-2017 Annual catalog and 2017 Occasions catalog will retire, and with it, lots of really amazing products.  Some of these have become my favorites!  If you are hopping along with the Blue Water Bloggers, thanks for joining the fun!  Enjoy one last look at the great products we are featuring.  This is your last chance to get them before they are gone!

Build a Birthday stamp set with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Stamped in Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, and Cucumber Crush ink.

Today I would like to share a stamp set that was a go to for fast cards.  I added a twist with some glitter to make it extra special.  This card uses several retiring products, including one of my favorite ink colors, Watermelon Wonder.  Once it is gone, I will have to find a new favorite, but for now, Watermelon Wonder, I still love you!


I stamped this card with this color combo: 


Now, to make this, you will want to cut your cardstock as follows:

            Watermelon Wonder 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"

            Blushing Bride layer 3 3/4" x 5"

            Whisper White layer 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"


Once your cardstock is cut, stamp your cake in any color combination of choice, than add your glitter and ribbon.  Adding the Dazzling Diamonds glitter makes this card.  The shimmer is amazing and just gorgeous!  


Build a Birthday birthday card with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter


I have included a video, so you can see how I added the Dazzling Diamonds glitter!  It is my first video, so bear with me!  If you don't want to use glitter, clear Wink of Stella could be an alternative.




All the retiring products can be found here.  Don't miss out -- this is your last chance to snag them!  The retiring products I used include:  Build a Birthday stamp set, Balloon Adventures stamp set, Watermelon Wonder cardstock and ink, Cucumber Crush ink, Heat & Stick Powder, and the Flirty Flamingo 3/8" ruched ribbon.


If you would like to make this card, visit my store and choose your supplies.  You can also click on the Shop Now tab in my sidebar, or click on any of the products below.


Thanks for stopping by and visit again soon!  Now, don't forget to hop along on the Blue Water Blogger Last Chance blog hop!  Hop on over to see what Dawn Bourgette created!



Happy Birthday with New Glimmer Paper

Have you seen the new Sale-A-Bration items?  There is glimmer paper!  In beautiful colors!


  SAB glimmer paper with Falling in Love designer series paper, doilies, ribbon, and embellishments and the Tin of Cards stamp set


I LOVE glimmer paper!  I wish we had it in every.single.color!  One of the new SAB items is an assortment collection of glimmer paper in Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, and Bermuda Bay.  Bermuda Bay is one of my favorite colors, so this made me very happy, and the Sweet Sugarplum coordinates beautifully with the Falling In Love product suite.


  SAB Glimmer Paper--FREE with a $50 purchase!

I recently hosted a Falling In Love class, where we made projects with the Falling In Love suite of products.  This card is one of those projects.  It features the Falling In Love designer series paper, lace doilies, ribbon, and embellishments, and I had to add some of the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper.  The sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set, from the Annual catalog.


Falling in Love designer series paper, lace doilies, ribbon and embellishments with Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper and Tin of Cards stamp set


You can get a pack of this glimmer paper FREE during sale-a-bration!  There are 15 different items to choose from FREE, 1 for each $50 purchased!  There is no limit to what you can receive.  Sale-A-Bration ends soon though, only 4 weeks left!  Browse in my store using the Shop Now link in my sidebar, or click on any of the products below to get your FREE sale-a-bration items today, before they are gone!


Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop Finale & High Tide Notecard Set

Welcome back!  I hope you have enjoyed hopping with the Luv 2 Stamp Group presenters.  There have been some amazing projects featured.  My projects all focused on the High Tide stamp set.  Today is the last day of the hop, and I saved a great project for you!


  High Tide Notecard Gift Set using the High Tide stamp set and Bermuda Bay Ombre pad, packaged in a Kraft gift bag.


I love note cards, and never seem to have enough.  I give them away to customers, friends, and family whenever I can.  I also love making these little sets, and have done classes like this in the past.  These notecards are fun, and perfect for gifting.  Try making a set, you will love them, too!


To Recreate this Set

You will need the following supplies:  

   143006 High Tide stamp set

   131527 Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes

   119246 Rhinestones

   141608 Bermuda Bay Ombre Pad


Recommended supplies:

   Kraft gift bags

   Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip ink pads

   Thick Bermuda Bay Twine and Burlap Ribbon


I used this color palatte:


These notecards are simple to make, and all have a coordinating envelope.


FREE Class

Would you like a FREE class PDF?  Who wouldn't!  When you purchase the following supplies to make this notecard set: High Tide stamp set, a pack of notecards & envelopes, a pack of rhinestones, and an ombre pad, I will send a FREE class PDF with instructions to you, as my thank you, so you can create your own notecard set!  Plus, you can get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item if your order is $50 or more!  That is a double bonus!  

To get your FREE PDF:

  1. Use the Shop Now tab in my sidebar, or click on any of the product images below to get to my store.  
  2. Use the host code 9QJAD6RP at checkout, so I can see your order (do not use if your order is $150 or more.  You will still get the PDF).   
  3. Be sure your Stampin' Up! account is not set up as a "No Contact".  If you are listed as a "No Contact", I am unable to see who you are, and, unfortunately, will not be able to send the PDF.


Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop

Check out the rest of the amazing projects from my fellow Luv 2 Stamp group members.  Want to see what they made?  Hop on over to their blogs!

Cindee Wilkinson

Jason Loucks

Patty Bennett


Price: $10.00

Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop & Creative Backgrounds

Welcome back!  I hope you are enjoying the Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop!  Throughout the week, we are each presenting projects featuring products from the Occasions catalog.  My projects feature the High Tide stamp set.


Creating backgrounds with the High Tide stamp set

I had so much fun creating with this set, but I wanted to make some projects without a lighthouse, or beach scene.  My favorite stamp in the set is the water stamp.  As soon as I saw it, I thought it would make a great background, so that got me thinking about using multiple stamps in this set to create some cool backgrounds.  Today, I am featuring 2 cards using High Tide to create backgrounds.  I loved creating with this set!  And creating non-lighthouse cards makes it even better!  Don't you think?




For the WOW! graduation card, I used the water stamp, the light beam, and the sun stamp to create a fun background and exclamation point.  I paired it with the Large Letter Framelits, from the Annual catalog, and the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, also from the Annual catalog, for the sentiment.  Everything is better with bling, so I used gold glimmer paper for the letters.  The card was made using the school colors of the special to-be recipient.


For the Congrats card, I used the sun stamp again, stamped repeatedly in different colors, to create the polka dot white banner.  I paired that with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets.  Again, I used gold glimmer paper to die cut the sentiment, and added some gold metallic shapes for good measure.


Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop

How about more great projects made with Occasions catalog products.  Hop on over to the other Luv 2 Stamp members who have made some awesome projects, and see what they created!  Than, join in on the final hop Thursday, when I will feature a great gift idea!

Cindee Wilkinson

Wendy Cranford

Jason Loucks

Patty Bennett



Price: $110.00