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February 2017

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

Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop

Welcome back!  Today I am sharing another project using the really fun High Tide stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  

  High Tide Stamp Set and Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack


I belong to the Luv 2 Stamp Group as my Stampin' Up! family.  It is full of fun, creative people that enjoy creating and sharing together.  We have group meetings, and because we are spread all over the US, we meet online to share.  These events are fun!  I was fortunate to not only share this project with the group during our recent event, but also at Stampin' Up! On Stage a few months ago as it's debut. You may remember this sneak peak, or perhaps this one, which I blogged about back in December, using this set as well.  I am just sayin', this set is really fun to create with!  Once I started working with it, the projects came together in a snap!

This card is a perfect masculine birthday, congratulations, or thinking of you card. Those can be hard to come by!  It is simple stamping, and layered nicely using this awesome stripe from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack.  


To Recreate this Card

Start with a card base of Basic Gray cardstock cut to 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/5".  Add a layer of Basic Gray diagonal stripe designer series paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack, cut to 3 3/4" x 5", and set aside.  Next, stamp the lighthouse in Real Red ink on a 2 5/8" x 3 7/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The sand was created using Crumb Cake ink, then some grass in Wild Wasabi.  Adhere the lighthouse scene to a 2 3/4" x 4" piece of Basic Gray cardstock.  I added Linen Thread to the top of this layer, and tied in a knot.  Adhere the lighthouse layer to your cardbase with dimensionals.  Finally, I stamped my sentiment, from the Sunburst Sayings stamp set, in Basic Black ink, on a 3/8" strip of Whisper White, than cut the ends banner style, and adhered over the bottom of the card.  That's it, hope you like it!

Today's color combination:


Using the Shop Now tab in my sidebar, or by clicking on any of the product images below, you can head on over to my store to snag supplies to make some High Tide projects of your own!


Luv 2 Stamp Group Hop

And how about some other amazing projects from the Occasions catalog?  Check out what else was made by the talented Luv 2 Stamp Group!  Hop on over to their blogs using the links below, and see their creations.

        Cindee Wilkinson

        Wendy Cranford

        Jason Loucks

        Patty Bennett


Price: $10.00


A Special Valentine with Layering Love

With Valentine's day coming up, we are all looking to have something for that special someone.  I have been busy making valentine's for my kids to share, but took some time to create a special card for my Valentine.


Layering Love with Real Red Glitter embossing powder and Sweet & Sassy framelits

I love the large sentiments in the stamp set Layering Love from the annual catalog.  They make a great focal point, and with little else, make it easy to pull a card together quickly.  I jazzed this one up a bit with all kinds of glimmer for the special occasion. The Real Red and Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder, which carried over from the holiday catalog, is simply gorgeous.  It pairs beautifully with our glimmer papers.  I couldn't resist using it for this valentine.  Change up the colors on this card to silver, gold or all white, and it would make a striking anniversary or wedding card.


Layering Love stamp set, Real Red glitter embossing powder and Sweet & Sassy framelits

To make this card, start with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 5 1/2" for the card base.  Than cut a 4" x 5 1/4" layer of Whisper White for the card front.  I stamped the small heart from the Layering Love set randomly across the card front in Real Red ink.  To make the large heart, I stamped the Love sentiment with Versamark onto Shimmery White cardstock, and heat embossed using the Real Red glitter embossing powder.  Using the Sweet & Sassy framelits, I die cut the sentiment, than layered it onto a Real Red glimmer paper heart cut one size larger.  The metallic thread is one of my favorite accessories, and I had to add some silver behind my heart.  Now it was ready to be added to my card front.  But first, I tied 5/8" Silver satin ribbon around the Whisper White front layer, added a silver foil doily, than adhered my heart over it using dimensionals.  For good measure, a few rhinestones scattered on the front layer and a silver enamel heart by the sentiment finished it off nicely.  I think know he will love it!


Would you like to make a card like this?  Visit my store using the Shop Now tab in my sidebar, or click on any of the products in the shopping list below.  Than share your creation with me!  Thanks for stopping by!


Price: $30.00

Coolest Bundle Ever

Today I am sharing one of the coolest bundles ever!  The Cool Treats Suite of products in the Occasions catalog is one of my favorites.  The stamps, dies, and embellishments are just adorable, and so so fun!  It doesn't hurt that the color combination includes some of my favorites, and it is good for kids, and kids at heart!


Cool Treats Bundle and Product Suite

I recently did a birthday card class.  It was so fun!  We even had cake and gifts, after all, what would a party be without those!  And although this bundle has great cool treats, I wanted to create a birthday cake card to make at class.  Enter the ice cream cone dies.  This cone with slits works perfectly to create icing on this cake.  And when you layer multiple cuts of the cones, the dimension is really fun!


Cool Treats Bundle and layering die cuts

Now throw in the Sprinkles Embellishments, and it is a winner!


To make your own birthday cake card, start with a card base and top layer in Pool Party.  Add a strip of the Tasty Treats designer series paper, which is part of the Cool Treats Suite, backed with a strip of Early Espresso cardstock.  The placemat is made using the Layering Ovals framelits, and also cut from the Tasty Treats designer series paper and Early Espresso cardstock.  The plate is punched with circle punches, and the cake is made simply by stacking multiple die cuts from the Frozen Treats Framelits.  A silver foil spoon must be included with the cake.  And I finished it all off with a few square sequins from the Sprinkles Embellishments.  Add your sentiments in Early Espresso ink to complete the card.


Here is the color combination, give it a try:


Thanks for stopping by, and let me know what you think.  I hope you enjoy making some Cool Treat cards as well!  Head on over to my store to get started.


Price: $110.00