Simple Stamping with Daisy Lane

The final make ‘n take card from the Open House utilizes simple stamping with the Daisy Lane Bundle.  Since the group was large, it was necessary to have projects without a lot of detail and that would be appropriate for all stamping levels.  The Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinating Medium Daisy Punch were perfect!  Instead of layering cardstock for a card base, the Gold Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes are used.  The foil edge adds pizzazz to the project.  

Card Details:
  1. Stamp the flower stems directly onto the Gold Foil-Edged Card using Granny Apple Green Classic Ink Pad.  
  2. Use Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad to stamp 4 medium daisy petal flowers onto Whisper White cardstock.  With the Medium Daisy Punch, punch the stamped daisy flowers.  
  3. To create the flowers, layer one daisy atop the other.  Turn the top daisy so that the petals fill the gap in the petals of the bottom daisy.  Attach the top daisy to the bottom daisy using mini glue dots.
  4.  Attach the daisies to the stamped flower stems using mini-glue dots.  Place one of the daisies slightly lower on the stem as seen in the card photo.
  5. Embellish the daisy centers with a Perennial Essence Floral Centers.
  6. For the sentiment, stamp using Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the 1-1/2″ circle punch.
  7. Punch a 2-1/2″ x 2″ piece of Melon Mambo cardstock using the Story Label punch.  Layer the circle with sentiment onto the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card front with Snail Adhesive.

Attendees new to stamping had fun creating this card.  Next week, I will show you how to “step up” this basic card design.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials: (click on product to order)



Live, Laugh, Love

For a recent birthday card, the Beautiful You stamp set was selected for the design. The Live, Laugh, Love phrase and the carefree lady dancing is perfect for my friend.  She is the embodiment of the Live with passion, Laugh out loud and Love deeply.  Do you have such a friend?  I can truly say my friend enjoys life to the fullest and her enthusiasm for life is contagious. When times are hectic, I like to think of her and smile.

Live Laugh Love from Beautiful You Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Card Details: 

The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″, score at 4-1/4″ for standard card size).  See the coordinating ribbon?  Create is by using Balmy Blue Ink Refill to color the Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Ribbon.  It’s easy – add a couple of drops of the ink refill to a plastic bag, insert the ribbon and massage the bag to color the ribbon.  Remove and allow to dry before using. In a hurry,  use your heat tool on low to dry the ribbon.  To test that the ribbon is dry, I pull it through a folded piece of paper towel.  This also helps dry the ribbon and evenly disperse the ink. 

The Designer Series Paper layer is retiring. Yes, of course,  I am still trying to use up as much retiring paper as possible!  The paper is the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack.  It is cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″.  

With the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the lady using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  With the Stamparatus, align the sentiment phrase in upper right corner of the card layer and stamp using the black ink.  To color the lady, a selection of Stampin’ Blends were chosen.  For the dress, use Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends with highlights of Light Daffodil Delight.  The hat color is Daffodil Delight.  For skin color, use the Ivory Stampin’ Blends and the Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends color the water puddle.  Attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 


Check the Last Chance Products List for items that are retiring on June 3.  Quantities on some items are limited.  Tomorrow, May 30 at 12 PM (MT), Stampin’ Up! is discounting some of the Last Chance Products up to 30%.  So, be sure to check my Online Store!

Thanks for stopping by…happy stamping!



Beauty Abounds

When designing cards for this month’s card class, I wanted to utilize the Beauty Abounds and Butterfly Gala stamp sets on one of the cards.  While perusing Pinterest, I saw several cards using the Beauty Abounds to create a diagonal sweeping pattern and love the look.  The bubbles from Beauty Abounds Cling Stamp Set creates a wonderful Bokeh effect.  A color combination of Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather is gorgeous on projects.  So, I thought it would be perfect for the cards. The colors worked perfect on the design.  A butterfly stamped from the Butterfly Gala stamp set adds the finishing touch.  Don’t you agree, the card is stunning?

What is wonderful is the card is great for any level of stamper.  The Beauty Abounds stamps make it easy to create a beautiful background to feature the butterfly.  The 

Card Details:

  1. To create a card base, use Granny Apple Green Cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ – scored at 4-1/4″ for a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card).
  2. The second layer is Highland Heather Cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″).
  3. Whisper White cardstock is cut to a size of 3-3/4″ x 5″.  
  4. Use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the floral stamp from Beauty Abounds diagonally on the Whisper White cardstock.  First, stamp in one direction, re-ink the stamp, rotate and stamp again to create a full diagonal.  
  5. With the larger “bubbles” stamp, stamp five times with Highland Heather Classic Ink pad turning to vary the directions of the bubbles.
  6. Next, use the smaller “bubbles” stamp and Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink.  Stamp three times.
  7. Use the splatter stamp and the Granny Apple Green to enhance the bubbles.  Note – use the stamp off method (ink stamp, then “stamp off” onto a piece of scrap paper before stamping onto the card.  
  8.  Stamp the butterfly from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Memento Black onto a 2-1/2″ square of Whisper White cardstock.  Use coordinating punch to cut shape.  With sponge dauber, color the butterfly using Gorgeous Grape.  
  9. Attach the butterfly to a 1-3/4″ punched circle of Granny Apple Green Cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere to center of card after adding Silver Metallic Thread to the card.
  10. The sentiment, A Little Note, from Butterfly Gala is stamped on the lower left corner using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  11. For an added touch, stamp envelope and the inside card panel with small bubbles and a small butterfly. 

The Beauty Abounds stamps create a perfect background for a variety of card designs.  I plan to create additional cards using other color combinations.  What are your favorite color combinations?  Reply in comments and I’ll create a card using your favorite colors.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Project Materials: (click on photo to order)


Simple Easter Treat Holder

Since Easter is quickly approaching, I want to share a simple Easter Treat Holder that you can make last minute.  This is the final project from this month’s class.  Don’t you think it’s perfect to highlight the bunny’s face on the Hershey’s Easter Candy?  What’s great about the project is you can easily alter it to hold any small, flat candy bar.   

Simple Easy Treat Holder

The treat holders feature the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  Use the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack to embellish with flowers.  Below are details on recreating the project.

Project Materials:
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 9-1/2″ x 2″ score at 4-1/2″ & 5″ and one piece 3-1/2″ x 1″ score at 1/4″ on each side then cut in half at 1-3/4″ so you will have 2 pieces 1-3/4″ x 1″ 
  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper: 1-7/8″ x 4-3/8″ 
  • Cardstock to match Designer Series Paper: 2″ x 3″ 
  • Scraps of Whisper White for sentiment and desired colors to punch small flower embellishments.  The colors used above are Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight & Grapefruit Grove.
  • Detailed Trio Punch
  • Best Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set for Surprise! sentiment
  • Itty Bitty Greetings Clear Mount Stamp Set for Easter Greetings sentiment
  • Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (counting from smallest die to largest the following dies are used: 1, 3, & 4 
  • Classic Label Punch for Easter Greetings Sentiment
  • Garden Green Classic Stamp Pad
  • Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White Ribbon
  • Adhesives: Snail, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and Mini-Glue Dots
  • Take Your Pick Tool

Earlier today, I did a short Facebook Live Video demonstrating the project assembly.  You can locate it here.  Remember, you can easily adjust the dimensions and use for other treats.  

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy making these simple Easter treat holders!   Comments are welcomed!!!

Project Materials (click on item to order – note some are Last Chance items, so order quickly)



A Sweet Surprise

What a sweet surprise!  There is a lot of hype around the “How Sweet It Is” suite.  It’s a fun suite that has so much color and sweetness wrapped into one.  Use it to create all your birthday projects this year.  The coordination is so perfect.  Sweetsuite
The bright colors scream fun!  In addition to birthday projects, the Sweet Treat cups are perfect for creating treats for all occasions.  


Another option you have is to just purchase the Sweet Thing bundle which consists of the Sweetest Thing stamp set and Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies.  Just having these two products can give you the success to create amazing projects. 


All our suites are in my online store. Don’t forget, during Sale-a-Bration, you can earn free product for every $50 purchase.  Take advantage of this sale while you can because the sale will end on March 31st.

Be sure to check back on Monday for project ideas using the “How Sweet It Is” Suite!    I have a variety of samples to share with you using this fun, colorful suite. 

Enjoy your weekend.

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Bloom All Year

As with many of our catalogs, the Occasions catalog has it’s share of project kits from Stampin’ Up!.  The Made to Bloom Kit makes it possible for you to bloom all year long.  In the kit, you will also receive pre-printed elements which allows you to add beautiful color to your cards.  The kit also contains a stamp set, accents, stamp pad, stamp block, adhesive backed pearls, card bases and envelopes.  Once you complete all the cards, you can store them in the acetate box included or, give them away as a gift.  

I love being able to have a box of cards for any occasion.  Stampin’ Up! adds new project kits to every catalog each year.  When you are new to stamping or have limited time to craft, these kits are a life saver.  Being able to have all the products in one box saves time and helps you improve your crafting skills.  

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