Category Archives: Card Projects

March Stamp Class

I wanted to share my projects for this month’s class.  We are going to make an Easter treat with chocolate eggs, a paper-pieced balloon card, a watercolor card and a really cute Easter card that I CASEd (copy and share everything) from my good friend, Bobbie.   If you are in the San Antonio area, I hope that you can attend my class on Saturday, March 11th at Alamo Craft… Read More »

February Stamp Class

I have officially moved back into my fifth-wheel RV, but I am still trying to get everything organized.  Small spaces are good but everything has to have a place and I have too much stuff that doesn’t have its own place yet.  I hope to get there mostly this month – wish me luck! I have planned my February Stamp Class and wanted to share the projects with you.  If… Read More »

2016 Holiday Stamp Camp in San Antonio

Join us for a  fun day of stamping and crafting!  Be sure to put this on one your calendar!  You can select one option, two options, or all three!  And if you make it a day, you will probably want lunch, too! 🙂 We are still working on designing our projects for you, but I will keep you updated as time goes on.  We’ll be using stamps and accessories from… Read More »

Floral Phrases – Simple Elegance

Continuing with sharing cards made some of my team members, Alicia made these elegant cards with the new Floral Phrases bundle.  Breathtaking! Alicia has a successful wedding card business and you can see why.  Check out this white on white card with just a touch of bling.  You probably can’t tell from this photo, but the Shimmery White cardstock is perfect! Some of the samples used: Floral Phrases Clear-Mount Bundle… Read More »

Penned & Painted

This is an amazing stamp set!  The images are so artistic and yet, you don’t have to have an artistic bone in your body to make beautiful art!  That being said, these cards were made by the very talented Alicia Craig, who also makes beautiful wedding cards! The first card takes advantage of the dots and little flower images to make a lively background.  The embossed “thanks” is the perfect… Read More »

Affectionately Yours – with Copper

More team swap cards – these by Bobbie.  The Affectionately Yours Suite is one of my favorites – so bright and cheerful! The Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper has copper accents on some of the paper and we have also re-introduced copper embossing powder back into the line – so on trend right now!  And check out the copper thread! Here are some of the supplies that Bobbie used:… Read More »

Swirly Birds – Let’s Fly a Kite!

Continuing with my team’s wonderful swap cards, today I want to share Bobbie’s Swirly Birds cards.  I believe that the Swirly Bird stamp set and matching thinlits bundle is the most popular item in the catalog – and here are a couple of reasons why! As always, if you want to order any of the supplies to make these cards or if you have questions, feel free to email me!… Read More »

Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Thinlits

Several of my team members get together and do a swap from the new catalogs where we each select 2 stamp sets and make 2 samples from each set.  With 8 people in the swap this time, that meant that I needed to make 32 cards (2 sets times 2 samples time 8 people).  I really enjoyed making my samples but I have loved seeing everyone’s creations even more! Today… Read More »

Tryouts for Stampin’ Up! Convention

I’m excited to be going to Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage celebration (convention) next month!  They are looking for people to create display boards for the event, and even though I have never done this before, I decided to apply for the honor.  They want 3 cards fronts, 1 scrapbook page, and 2 3-D items. From the hostess set in the Occasions Catalog.  I like to sew almost as much as I… Read More »

Tin of Cards

I think I might be the last Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to make this kit.  Back when the catalog came out last summer, I ordered it but then forgot about it.  Until this week.  WOW!  What a great kit!!  The kit comes with the tin (of course), the dividers, and all the consumable supplies to make 16 cards (4 of each).  T In addition, you will need the Tin of Cards… Read More »

Love You Sew

When the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions catalog was revealed at our Convention event in November, I fell in love with the “Love You Sew” stamp set, an exclusive hostess only set.  Normally, I would have had to wait until January to place a qualifying order in order to get this set, but as a convention-goer, I had the opportunity to purchase it then.  I did struggle somewhat with the decision… Read More »

12 Weeks of Christmas Starts Soon!!

There are just 2 days until I begin my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas program!  Each week, starting Wednesday (September 30th), you will receive, as my gift to you, a FREE holiday project idea that you can make. You will get a photo of the finished project, a list of product used to make it, as well as instructions for assembly.  Some will be cards, some will be holiday gifts,… Read More »

Witching Decor Project Kit

The new Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! has some wonderful kits and I couldn’t resist getting a couple of them.  I guess the question that remains is “will I get the rest of them?”  Maybe so, if they are as fun as the Witching Decor hat! This kit sells for just $22 and includes most of the supplies needed.  I also ordered the coordinating stamp set, and I already had… Read More »

Friendly Wishes

Each month, I send hand-stamped cards to my top sellers for the previous month.  I am actually a month behind, so these are the cards for April.  But with a brand new catalog and lots of fun new stamps to play with, I’ll get caught up really fast! These cards use the new Friendly Wishes stamp set with wonderful sentiments when you want to reach out.  They also use my… Read More »

Free Cards!

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I acquire a lot of hand-stamped cards, from card swaps or when I am planning a project or just when I want to “play”.  When I lived in San Antonio, I had a booth at the Alamo Craft Company where I could sell them, but I haven’t found a craft mall here in Virginia, so I am going to give them away! During the month… Read More »

March Paper Pumpkin Kit

I LOVE this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit because it combines sewing and paper crafting!  I made these 9 cards and still have a 12-piece stamp set and mini-ink pad to use on other projects. The only things I needed that weren’t included in the kit were a pair of scissors and a flosser (to thread the needle!)  If you want a new project box in your mailbox every month, check… Read More »

Sale-A-Bration is Almost Over!

Just about 10 more days to Sale-A-Brate!  In case you haven’t been paying attention, Sale-A-Bration is the time of year that you get to select a FREE gift for each $50 purchase you make!!  A few weeks ago, Stampin’ Up! added 4 brand new SAB items: 2 stamp sets, a new designer vellum paper, and a button/twine assortment.  Here is what you could make using them: For Being You Stamp… Read More »

Hooray! It’s All About You!

No matter what, you probably send birthday cards, right?  And I think we can all agree that hand-made cards are the best because they come from the heart.  I wanted to tell you about the Hooray, It’s All About You Simply Created Card Kit from Stampin’ Up! that includes card bases, envelopes, die-cut accents and stickers, twine, clips, washi tape, masks, and more!  Add you own (or add to your… Read More »