Birthday Flowers

Butterfly Crumb_small

Good morning!  I had so much fun playing in the Global Design Project Challenge last week, that I decided to play along again.  This week’s challenge, #GDP013 is a color combo – Real Red, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake.  I love this color combo – it is great for Christmas cards (which I should be working on).  But, I also have some December birthdays to celebrate so went with that theme for my card today.  The majority of the images are from the Butterfly Basics stamp set – such a gorgeous set to work with.  I don’t know if you can tell, but I popped up the flowers (tho not the stems) to add some dimension to the card.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out and hope the recipient enjoys it as well.

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Santa Wishes


A quick card to share with you made for the Global Design Project #GDP012 challenge.  For my card, I decided to CASE the colors – (tho I changed from Cherry Cobbler to Real Red), Pool Party and Whisper White.  I love this Designer Series Paper – it helps make very quick cards when needed.  I have a hard time just sticking with one card for my Christmas cards – so I like to have a few quick, cute cards that I can whip out quickly.  What about you – do you like quick cards or more complicated ones?


A Sale For You…


and some really cute penguins!  I was having fun a few weeks ago making this pop-up card fold that Tami White showed me at our demonstrator meeting.  I loved it and decided I had to make some of my own for my swap card for Technique Club.  As I mentioned the other day, this is my favorite bundle in the Holiday catalog – I showed you the Snowmen in my last post – well here is the penguin.  Such fun winter characters that can be used into the New Year.

Well, I started with a comment about a sale!  It is here!  Stampin’ Up!’s On-Line Extravaganza where you can save up to 50% on select product!  How cool is that!


You can check out all the great deals plus today’s FLASH SALE items in my on-line store at:  Teresa’s Stampin’ Spot

I’m planning on picking up some Christmas gifts and some stocking stuffers with these great deals.  Hope you’ll join me for some great savings!


Snowman Set


I am in LOVE!!  The Snow Place bundle is my favorite bundle in the holiday catalog.  These guys are just so cute!  And the penguin? Adorable!!  Love all the little accessory pieces.  Yes – a little more work – but well worth it!  This little set features a Twisted Fold gift card holder (on the left) and a Hershey Nugget snowman.  I can see making more of these for teachers, the bus driver, friends, co-workers, and the list goes on.  The nice thing about the Twisted Fold card – it will fit in a regular envelope! What a great way to send a gift card to a friend or family.  For the nugget snowman, the hat and scarf are attached on the outside of the cellophane bag – making it easier to fit in the bag!   The face on the nugget is from the large snowman -just use a marker to color in the face and stamp on your card stock.  The nuggets are covered with 1″ x 3″ strips of Whisper White card stock.  (Stamp your snowman details before you wrap the paper around the nugget).



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Good morning! Today I have a quick card using the Flowering Flourishes stamp set. I’ll be making a gift set with this design for the upcoming Gifts Class I am hosting on December 4. These cards are quick and pretty. Add a little bling to the flower centers and there you go! The color combos are Cucumber Crush/Mint Macaron and Cherry Cobbler/Blushing Bride. I really like the Cherry Cobbler/Blushing Bride color combination. Which one do your prefer?


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Pine Bough Wreath

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a card that we made at the second Christmas Stamp-A-Stack class on Friday night.  Making wreaths with stamps is fun and easy!  This wreath is made using the pine branches and pine cones in the Berry Merry stamp set from the Holiday catalog and was inspired by Dena Rekow and Oksana Semenski.

BerryWreath_small  I  created a template from the card board found in the Designer Series Paper packaging the same size as my front panel.  Then I punched a 2 1/2″ circle in the template.  When you line up your card stock underneath the template, simply take a pencil and lightly trace the circle.  Now you have the base for your wreath!  Just stamp the pine branches using the circle as your guide.  Pretty easy!  The large pine branch is stamped with Pear Pizzazz while the smaller branch is stamped with Garden Green ink.  The pine cones are added last and they are stamped in Soft Suede.  The flower is punched from Cherry Cobbler scraps with the Petite Petal punch.  Layer one on top of the over, offsetting the petals just a bit.  Finally, add an Iced  Rhinestone to the center and your wreath is complete.  The sentiment is from Six Sayings hostess set found in the Holiday catalog.  Hope you like it!


Pretty Poinsettia

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a card I made for Friday’s last Christmas Stamp-A-Stack.  This card uses the Reason for the Season stamp set.  I love poinsettias – and creating them with this set is so easy to do.  Have you started on your Christmas cards yet?



Holiday Lineup

Reindeer Lineup
Reindeer Lineup

Hi!  Sorry I’ve been MIA this week.  Hope your holiday preparations are coming along!  We’ve been busy baking, cleaning, shopping, and decorating!  How about you?  I love this time of year and so far this year, I am not stressed about all I need to do, still!  I hope you can take a few moments to relax and enjoy the season!

Here’s a card I made for a swap with a great bunch of women I have never met!  I love these reindeer and can just imagine what the one in the middle is thinking!  What do you think?  Hope you like!

All supplies are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Heard from the Heart, Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Ink: StaZon Black, Chocolate Chip

Card Stock: Kraft, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Accessories: Watercolor Crayons, Scallop Edge Punch, Ribbon(retired, but Sleigh Bell in the Holiday Mini would look just as good on this card!), Aqua Painter

Medallion Mania Kit-To-Go!

Medallion Mania Kit

Medallion Mania Mega Card Kit info

Make 10 beautiful cards fast using this unique One Sheet Wonder template. A One Sheet Wonder is a technique for using a single stamped sheet of cardstock cut into multiple pieces to create a quick-to-make set of cards, 3-D projects or scrapbook pages. This set features rich colors that span the seasons making it a perfect set to use year round or give as a gift for any occasion.

Instructions will be emailed when kit is available.
– $12.95 (SAVE $5) Special Medallion Stamp Add on price
– $18.95 (SAVE $5) Special Sincere Salutations Add on price

Supplies Included:

•    Whisper White 12” x 12”
•    Whisper White 8-1/2” x 11”
•    Old Olive 8-1/2” x 11”
•    Not Quite Navy 8-1/2” x 11”
•    So Saffron 8-1/2” x 11”
•    Ribbon Originals – Elementary
•    Silver Brads
•    Medium Envelops-Whisper White

Supplies Not Included:

•    Medallion stamp – unless you purchased kit with stamp set
•    Sincere Salutations stamp set – unless you purchased kit with stamp set

•    Old Olive Ink Pad & Refill
•    Not Quite Navy Ink Pad & Refill
•    So Saffron Ink Pad & Refill
•    VersaMark

Paper Snips
Stamping Sponges
Wide Oval Punch
1-3/4″ Circle Punch
1/16” Handheld Circle Punch
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Baby Wipes

This offer only available through Teresa Howe. Email: or call (508) 769-3109 to place your order.  Offer valid through December 22, 2009.  Kits will be available  in early January.