Mixed Textures

Hi!  How are you today?  Did you check out the Team Stamp It! New Catalog Blog Hop yet?  If not, check out my post from Saturday and make sure to leave a comment so you can be entered into the give away!

Today, I have a card for you featuring the new Mixed Borders set.  I love that the border stamp has an opening for your sentiment.  I paired the set with Timeless Textures.

MixedTextures_small_wm  Trying to work on my “collage” technique – slowly getting there – but it does take a bit.  If you haven’t noticed, my style is more “clean” – but I do like how this one turned out.  What do you think?

I’ll need to make a few more of these cards as I have some special people I need to thank!

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Team Stamp It! New Catalog Blog Hop


Welcome to the Team Stamp It New Catalog Blog Hop!  I hope you have enjoyed the creations you have seen so far!

For today’s hop, I decided to use the Swirly Bird bundle!  I know I have shown you some other cards  and projects made with this set, but today I decided to go more elegant.  (Just to show you how versatile this bundle truly is!)

SU! Swirly Birds, SU! Swirly Scribbles, SU! Rose Wonder, SU! Flourishing Phrases

First, here is the box I made using the directions from CraftyCarolineCreates youtube video which can be found here.   This box holds a little gift set – cards, 3×3 notes, and tags.

Here is my inside view:

SU! Swirly Bird, SU! Swirly Scribbles, SU! Rose Wonder, SU! Flourishing Phrases

There are three pockets – one holds 4 regular A2 sized cards (those are in the back) with envelopes, and the two front pockets hold 4 3×3 notes with envelopes (on the left) and 4 tags (on the right).

Here is a picture of what is in each pocket:

SU! Swirly Bird, SU! Swirly Scribbles, SU! Rose Wonder, SU! Flourishing Phrases

The sentiments are from Rose Wonder (Happy Birthday) and Flourishing Phrases (Just a Note).

My colors are from the 2015-17 In Color Family – Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder.  I love how this turned out!  What do you think?

Want to win a prize?  Just leave a comment using #stampitcontest and you will be entered into a drawing for the new Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit!


Hope you enjoyed my project!  Hop on to the next in the list for more great ideas!

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Little Lady Bugs

Hi!  Had a little bit of time to craft today and made this card using the hostess set Love You Lots.  Such a cute set!

SU! Love You Lots

I used the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack for my background layer.  I also used the new Brights Enamel Shapes next to my sentiment – these embellishments are so fun!  Just a little bling to finish the card off.  What do you think?  A quick and simple card for today – easy to mass produce if you have a need.

Did you know that when you join during the month of June you can choose an additional 2 stamp sets for your starter kit?  Hurry, tho, because the offer  ends on June 30th!

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Sweet Flourish

Hi!  Today I am playing along with this week’s color challenge from Global Design Projects – #GDP041    Here are the colors for this week’s challenge:

And here is my card!

SU! Flourishing Phrases, SU! In Color 2016-18

I love the new Flourishing Phrases  stamp set!  The images and font are so pretty!  Hard to make a card you won’t like with this set!  There are also coordinating framelits!!

I did add Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to my Sweet Sugarplum flowers – here is a closer look:

SU! Flourishing Phrases, SU! In Colors 2016-18

Can you see the little sparkle?  It definitely shows in real life.   I am happy to be back playing with the GDP challenge this week.  What do you think – want to give it a try?

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Post-It Holder Thanks

Hi!  I first saw these cute holders posted by Liz Miller.  When I checked out her blog post, she thanked Carrie for the idea and tutorial.  So – thank you both Liz and Carrie!  These are perfect for end of the year teacher gifts!  You can find Liz’s creation here, and Carrie’s video tutorial here.

SU! Thoughtful Banners, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack

As these are gifts for teachers, I did use retired Designer Series Paper on one of them and then the family (Subtles and Brights) Designer Series Paper Stack for the other three – but you can always switch out your favorite!  I forgot to snap a picture, but there is a little pocket on the back side of the holder that will fit a gift card.

Here are a few more:

SU! Thoughtful Banners, SU! Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack

I did use the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set and coordinating punch for the sentiment.

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Quick & Easy

Hi!  Thought I’d share a quick and easy card I made that, I think, is still adorable!  I recently got the Love You Lots hostess set – such a cute set and made this card today:

SU! Love You Lots

The image is stamped in Smoky Slate and the sentiment in Peekaboo Peach.  A little ribbon and Softly Falling Embossing folder for the background and there you have it.  Easy enough to reproduce if you find yourself with little time – but still cute to send to a friend.

Just wanted to show you that stamping can be easy – and still produce a card worth sending to someone special.

Just a note – this is a hostess set – you can earn it by having a catalog party, on-line party, in home workshop, or just placing your own order for over $150 (US).  Ask me for details if you are interested!

Hope you enjoyed today’s little peek into the lighter side of creating.

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Catty Kick-off Party

Hi!  I held my New Catalog Kick-off Party on Saturday night and what a blast it was!!  At least I had a great time and I think everyone else did as well.


I had a special guest in attendance at the event – Brian Pilling from the Stampin’ Up! home office was here to observe the event.  I was very excited to be chosen to participate in the research he and his team are doing.  I’ll admit to being a little nervous to start, but once the party got started, I was too busy with the guests.  He spent time talking to the attendees and just sitting back and observing and listening to what everyone was doing.  Hopefully his observations and recording of my event will help!

I had a few small gifts for attendees, a little box of chocolates and an In Color Bookmark.  Here is this year’s version:

SU! Swirly Bird, SU! In Colors 2016-18

The Swirly Bird is one of my favorite sets!  (Can you tell from a previous post?)  The In Colors are fun and fresh!  The little branch is die cut from the Flourish Thinlet dies.

Here is the Make & Take using the Confetti Celebrations stamp set and Peekaboo Peach In Color:

SU! Confetti Celebration

A few of the other In Colors make an appearance here as well as the garland is coloring using the markers.

And a few more pictures – shopping the retirement sale:Retired

and stamping – I also had set up three past Paper Pumpkin kits for attendees to try out:


Hope you enjoyed my little peek into the Kick-off Party!

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Time for a Sail

Hi!  How are you today on this sunny day? I am busy getting ready for this Saturday’s New Catty Kickoff Party – so excited for it!  If you are local to Northboro, MA and wish to come, it is from 7-9pm Saturday night.  Just shoot me a quick email and let me know!

With the approach of summer, I thought it fitting to make a sail  boat using the Swirly Bird stamp set.  This set is so versatile – you need it in your collection – along with the matching framelits.


The base of the boat is stamped in the new Emerald Envy In Color.  The boat sails are Soft Sky and Dapper Denim – a great color pairing.  The little flag atop the sail is Real Red.  The sun is made from the medium swirl stamp and inked in Daffodil Delight.  I used the coordinating framelits with Dapper Denim card stock to make my water.  The sentiment is from the new Thoughtful Banner set and coordinating punch.

So how about it? Ready for a sail?

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Sending A Smile

I love the new Love & Affection collection.  The Designer Paper, stamp set and embossing folder are so fun to play with and offer a variety of uses.  I love it so much I am holding a class using this suite on June 25 from 10am-Noon if you are interested.  For details, check out my Events here:


Here is a card I made for a pre-order swap I participated in with other demos.


SU! Love & Affection I inked up the inside cover of the flower embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot.  Love the vintage feel of the card.  The patterned paper on the left is from the coordinating Designer Series Paper and the sentiment is from the Love & Affection set.  A look at all three coordinating products on just one card.  The colors are Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  A little linen thread to tie it all together.  What do you think?

There are two specials going on in June from Stampin’ Up!

Hostesses:  Host a workshop, private party, catalog or on-line party and receive an extra $35 in hostess benefits when your show reaches $350 in merchandise sales (or enjoy the extra benefits for yourself when you place an order of $350 or more!)  That’s $77 total of FREE goodies for you!  I still have dates available this month for an in-home party – or free evenings if you want to set up an on-line party.  Just contact me to book your date!

Join: Choose an extra 2 FREE stamp sets when you join the Stampin’ Up! family this month!  Yes, you can choose any two sets from the new catalog!  (That could be an extra $104 FREE!).  The kit is $99 plus tax – NO SHIPPING! – so think of all the goodies you can receive from the new catalog for just $99!!  I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have – or you can sign-up through my Stampin’ Up! website here:


If you have any questions about either special, please let me know! I’d be happy to answer them for you!

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It’s Here!!

Hi!  The new 2016-17 Catalog is here!!  I LOVE IT!!!  Have you seen it yet?  No? Then check out my link on the right to view it on-line!  Want a hard copy?  Send me your address, and I’ll get one out to you.  Or – if you are local to Northboro, MA – join me for my New Catty Kick-off Party on Saturday, June 11 from 7-9pm.  Just send me a quick note to let me know you are coming.

Here’s a card I made to showcase a few new stamp sets and some of the new In Colors.  They are FUN!!

SU! Painter's Palette, SU! Love & Affection, SU! Thoughtful Banners

I combined 3 stamp sets for this card – love how well Stampin’ Up! products coordinate with each other.  The easel and background splatter on the base are images from the Painter’s Palette set.  The flowers are from Love & Affection and colored with In Color markers and the sentiment is from a MUST HAVE set called Thoughtful Banners (it also has a coordinating punch!)  The card base is the new Sweet Sugarplum.  If you look closely at the flowers, you also get a peek at Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, and Flirty Flamingo.  The Designer Series Paper panel on the left shows Peekaboo Peach.  So a little look at all the new In Colors.

What do you think?  In love with the new products yet?  Ok – maybe it is a little early since that catalog only went live a few hours ago – but trust me – you will LOVE it!!!  Shop my on-line store to get your new In Colors and stamps!

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