Punched posies and Cherry Cobbler, Yum! Yum!

Today I started to play with the new core colors.  For this card I used Cherry Cobbler, a really yummy red, totally different than any red I have seen before, and River Rock one of my favorite returning In-Colors.  Next I added Punched Posies (Hostess Level II set from Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini) and Itty Bitty Buttons and this is the result:

 Punched Posies and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Up! Card May 2010 Itty Bitty Punches



Stamp Set(s): Punched Posies (120030), Matchbox Messages (113800)

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler (in 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! catalog), River Rock (in 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! catalog), Daffodil Delight (in 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! catalog), Whisper White (100730)

Ink: River Rock, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories & Cool Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Itty Bitty Buttons (118761), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403)

 Remember if you place an online order for $50.00 or more net merchandise during May I will e-mail a tutorial with over 100 pictures for my May Spotlight on Style Class. Click HERE for details.


Blissful Flowers, Sentimental Birthday and Tag Card for Father’s Day with 3-D gifts

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For Her: Blissful Flowers

This card and small gift package is perfect for a birthday, teacher's gift, or thank you. I used Teaparty Designer Series Paper on the card and for the small sour cream container.

Blissful Flowers Card and 3-D Gift Container for Birthday, Teacher or Friend Stampin' Up! May 2010


Stamps: Blissful Bride (120036) Stampin' Up! Summer Mini 2010

Cardstock: Almost Amethyst (102158) 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Pretty in Pink (100459) 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

Whisper White (100730) 2" x 2"

Teaparty Designer Series Paper (113992) 2" x 5" and 3 1/4" x 3" for card and 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" for sour cream container

Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Almost Amethyst (101723), Certainly Celery (105217),So Saffron (105213)

Accs: Mat Pack (105826), Piercing Tool (116631), Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon (109032)

Click HERE for more pictures and directions in a printable format.


For Him: Sentimental Birthday and Gift Card Holder

I created this Belated Birthday card using Stampin' Up!'s Sentimental Journey and On Your Birthday stamp sets. This is a fun and easy card to make. My goal in using this set was to create a birthday card that was different and I am happy with the result.

Father's Day Tag Card and Gift Card Holder using Sentimental Journey Stampin' Up! May 2010


Stamps: Sentimental Journey (120075) Stampin' Up! Summer Mini 2010, On Your Birthday (111664)

Cardstock: Kraft (102125) 6" x 6" score at 3" for card & 3 7/8" x 5 1/2" for gift holder, Whisper White (100730) 5 1/2" x 2 1/2", Night of Navy (100867) 2" x 6", Travel Journal Designer series Paper (117156) 2 1/2" x 1" for card & 2" x 6" for gift holder

Ink: Night of Navy (102977), Bashful Blue(105209), Tangerine Tango (2010-2011 Catalog & Idea book)

Accs: Linen Thread (104199), Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109036), Tag Punch (105934), Sm. Tag Punch (108264), Sticky Strip (104294), Dimensionals (104430), 1/16" hand punch (101227)

Click HERE for more pictures and Directions in a printable format.


For Father's Day: Tag Card and Gift Box

I created a fun tag card that could easily be made into a mini album and a gift box. i used King of the Grill set for the card below (however, I am going to use And Many Mower (a retired Stampin' Up ! set) for the card to match the gift box. Below is the Father's Day set:

Father's Day Tag Card and Gift Box using King of the Grill Stampin' Up! May 2010


Stamps: King of the Grill (120066) Stampin' Up! Summer Mini 2010, All Holidays (114916), Define Your Life (114950)

Cardstock: Close to Cocoa (101341) 4 1/4" X 11" (score at 2 3/4", 5 1/2" and 8 1/4") for card and 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" for box, Ruby Red (102030) 2 ea @ 2 3/8" x 3 1/4" and scrap for card and 5 1/5" x 11" for box, Sahara Sand (105328) 2 each at 2 3/8" x 3 1/4" and scraps for card, Whisper White (100730) 2 1/2" x 3" and scraps for card and box, Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper (115676) 1" x 2 5/8" for card and 1 1/8" x 3 1/2" for box

Ink: Basic Brown (104315)

Accs: 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), 3/8" Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (111365 retired), 1 1/4" Punch (104403), Crop-a-dile (108362), Blender Pens (102845), Watercolor Crayons, Earth Elements brads (106955), Big Shot (113439), Box #2 die (114518), Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates (114512), Standard Texturz Impressions Pad (114614), Standard Texturz Silcone Rubber (114615)

Click HERE for more pictures and Directions in a printable format.


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Punched Posies and Itty Bitty Buttons Thank You Card

This is a one layer thank you card which is quick and easy. I added Itty Bitty punches and Itty Bitty Buttons for a little wow.

Punched Posies Thank You Card Stampin' Up!


Stamp Set(s): Punched Posies (120030), Watercolor Trio (120084)

Cardstock: Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Lovely Lilac (102874), Lavender Lace (101859), Orchid Opulence (100969), Summer Sun (103124), Green Galore (102122), Basic Gray (109120)

Accessories & Cool Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Itty Bitty Buttons (118761) both in Stampin' Up!'s 2010 Summer Mini

Spotlight on Style and Thoughts and Prayers

The inspiration for this card is the first card in my "Spotlight on Style" Class Projects. I moved the background circle to the right, moved the ribbon embellishment to the top of the card, changed the colors and the stamp set. Totally new card same basic template.

Thoughts and Prayers using Spotlight on Style template Stampin' Up!

Here is the original card in the tutorial:

Spotlight on Elements of Style Card  Stampin' Up!

During the month of May, I will e-mail the tutorial for my Spotlight on Style Class with over 100 pictures to you when you place an online order with me for $50.00 or more net merchandise (U.S. Customers only). Once you have the tutorial which highlights Stampin' Up!'s Elements of Style stamp set in the 2010 Summer Mini, change the colors and or stamp set and see what amazing cards you can create. Add some designer series paper, glitter, or a button.

Spotlight on Style Class tutorial contains pictures and directions for the box and 4 cards in the picture below:

 Spotlight on Elements of Style Class Stampin' Up! free gift


This class showcases the BRAND NEW Elements of Style stamp set. Products Used: Stamps • Elements of Style • Sincere Salutations Paper • Chocolate Chip • Old Olive • So Saffron • Brocade Blue • Rose Red • Very Vanilla Ink • Chocolate Chip • Old Olive • So Saffron • Brocade Blue • Rose Red Accessories • 5/8" Satin Ribbon – Chocolate Chip • Mini Vintage Tags • Silver Brads • Stampin' Dimensionals • Blender Pens • Stamping Sponges • Circle Scissor Plus & Glass Mat (optional) • 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches • 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch • Dotto, Sticky Strip, SNAIL

Graduation Card with Presto Patterns and Fun & Fast Notes

This is a card I created for my niece who is graduating from college this weekend. I am very happy with how this card turned out and hope you agree!

Graduation Card and Fun and Fast Notes, Big Shot, Presto Patterns, Summer Mini, Stampin' Up!


Step 1: Emboss the font of the card with Stampin' Up!'s Square Lattice Textured Inpressions Embossin' Folder.

Step 2: Sponge a 4" x 2" of Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper with Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Perfect Plum. After Sponging, wipe excess ink off the embossed areas of the Presto Patterns Specialty paper.

Step 3: punch a 4" x 1 1/2" strip of Perfect Plum with the eyelet border punch and attach to the Presto Pattern strip.

Step 4: Attach a 6" piece of 5/8" Pretty in Pink Stain Ribbon to cover seam where the Eyelet Border strip is attached to the Presto Pattern piece with Snail.

Step 5: Stamp the Graduation stamp onto Whisper White cardstock and layer onto Perfect Plum. Add to the Presto pattern piece with snail. Attach this section to the cardfront.

Step 6: punch stars from the Brushed Gold cardstock. Attach the small star with a dimensional and the 2 large stars with snail.

Step 7: Stamp the congratulations stamp from Fun & Fast Notes to the inside.


Stamp Set(s): Graduation (117006), Fun & Fast Notes (113500)

Cardstock: Pale plum (101658), Perfect Plum (101889), Whisper White (100730), Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Serier Paper (117175)

Ink: Perfect Plum (101437), Pretty in Pink (101301), Bashful Blue (105209)

Accessories & Cool Tools: Sponges (101610), Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (117289), Eyelet Border punch (113692), Star Punch (109045), Large Star Punch (110710),Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossin' Folder (119976),

Remember with a $50 net merchandise online order this month you will receive from me a 100+ picture tutorial and instructions for this month's Spotlight on Style class. Click HERE to view.

Happy Graduation with Flower Folds Die and Clear Scallop Square Die



Here is a quick graduation card using the Big Shot and two dies: Flower Folds and Scallop Square. The outside is stamped with Happy Graduation from Teeny Tiny Wishes and the new Graduation stamp from page 31 of the Summer Mini is used to stamp the inside of the card.

Happy Graduation card using Big Shot, Flower Folds and scallop  squard dies Stampin' Up!




  Stamp Set(s):    Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370), Graduation (117006 Summer Mini 2010)

Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories & Cool Tools:  Big Shot (113439), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Star Designer Brads (1125720 get them free with May Scapbooking promotion), Flower Folds Die (115970), Scallop Square Clear Die (115950)

Here is the stamp I used on the inside available today, May 1:

Graduation Stampin' Up! Summer Mini 2010