Reason to Smile

This card is made with the July Stampin' UP! promotional Reason to Smile stamp set.  Only $5.00 (wood or clear mount) with a $50.00 qualifying order.  Very versatile & sweet stamp set.

 Inspired by:  Cynthia Milla

Stamps: Reason To Smile (available July ONLY), Lacy & Lovely
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Black StazOn, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Tools and Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Daffodil Delight
¼” grosgrain ribbon, square punch

Posted on : Jul 30 2012
Posted under Friendshp, Thank You |

Cherries on Top

I made this card a while back for Kathy Boxdorfer’s birthday.  I used Real Red cardstock and ribbon.  I tucked away the design to use for a later stamp camp.  When I pulled it out again for my June camp, it dawned on me that I should be using Cherry Cobbler for cherries.  So with a slight modification, here is the outcome.

I saw this card on the Stamping Connection under Penny Thomas’s “Likes.”  Yes, I have a tendency to stalk everyone.  The concept that drew me to this card was the use of the Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punch.  Lisa Foster gave Penny the dimensions for the design which I will also share with you. 

Tip:  It is essential that you use the Scallop Trim Border punch upside down to make sure your pattern is even.  I went through quite a bit of scrap paper before I figured this out.

Dimensions of the square for the scalloped edge & corner piece:
Early Espresso cut 3 5/16 (Square) Punch corners first:)
Cherry Cobbler layer is 2 11/16
Very Vanilla is 2 5/16


Stamps: Cherish Friendships, A Word for You (inside)

Papers: Very Vanilla Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Regal DSP pack.

Inks: Stazon Blk, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso,

Accessories: Blender Pen, Scallop Trim Corner and Border punches, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Antique Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, sponges.

Posted on : Jun 21 2012
Posted under Birthdays |


I really wanted to make a pinwheel card using the Sweets for the Sweet stamp set.  I was sure that I had bought it.  Turns out I hadn’t.  (Now it's on my (very long) wish list.)  So I ran across this card and remembered learning how to make a pinwheel at a demo event a couple of years ago so it this is the outcome.  The 1 ½” square DSP was a little challenging to work with but after a few tries, I had it mastered.  If I can do it, so can you.

Inspired by:  Becky Roberts


Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Basic Black
Stamp Set: Delightful Dozen
Ink:  Stazon Black
Accessories: Stripes Embossing Folder, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Silver Brads, toothpick

Posted on : May 22 2012
Posted under Birthdays, Uncategorized |

Beau Chateau Wishes

I made this card a while back for my dear friend & upline, Pam D’Urso when she was under the weather.  I finally got around to putting it in my camp line-up and it was a favorite of all my stampers.  The Beau Chateau Designer Paper is one of my favorites and I will be sad to see it retire. 

Inspired by:  Sandy Mathis

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Marina Mist, Soft Suede Designer Series Paper: Beau Chateau

Ink Pads:  Soft Suede

Tools:  Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punches, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Stamping Sponge,  BasicPearls, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Posted on : Apr 28 2012
Posted under Get Well, Vintage |

Cherish the Moments

Here’s an adorable card for your stash.  Make a stack and have handy for your next baby shower.  This can be nicely adapted for a baby boy just by swapping ink and ribbon as one of my customers did using Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon with Marina Mist cardstock and ink,

Inspired by:  Gretchen Barron

Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Whisper White Cardstocks, Nursery Nest Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Marina Mist
Tools & Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 3/8" Satin Pleated Ribbon in Pink Pirouette, Eyelet Border Punch, Pretty in Pink Classic Ink and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Posted on : Apr 03 2012
Posted under Baby |

Just for You

I used this card with a different color palate (Calypso Coral & Basis Black) for my swap at a recent demonstrator event. Since I used all of my Calypso Coral brads for the swap, I  changed the color palate for my stamp camp.  I love the way the Modern Label Punch fits so nicely with the Blossum Punch.  Another reason why Stampin’ UP! is the greatest at coordinating products.


Inspired by:  Dawn Olchefski

Stamps:  Fresh Vintage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Concord Grape, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Concord Grape
Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  Blossom Punch, Modern Label Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer, 1/2" Circle Punch,  Wisteria Wonder, Designer Printed Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

Posted on : Apr 02 2012
Posted under Gift Card, Occasions |