Category Archives: Card Projects

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 »

Snow Day!

I have been here at the Staunton KOA campground one week and I have seen beautiful sunny days, 5 inches of snow, and mud!  I can’t imagine what the next 8 months will be like!  Let me share some of the photos with you: The good news was that I got some stamping done!  I made about 30 of these cards – to give to my top selling team members… Read More »

SAB – Irresistibly Yours

One of the free items you can select is our phenomenal Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper.  In the pack, you will receive 12 full, 12×12 sheets of embossed paper (2 sheets each of 6 designs).  Then, you add color using a sponge, dauber, brayer, or spritzer; the embossed designs will resist the ink, resulting in a gorgeous paper that you can use for boxes, bags, cards, and more!  Check out… Read More »

SAB – Lotus Blossom

During Sale-A-Bration, you can select a FREE gift for each $50 purchase.  One of the gifts you can select is the Lotus Blossom stamp set.  You get lots of dimension from the stamps because the flower is made up off 3 different stamps, each one layered over the others. Here are some samples made with the Lotus Blossom stamp set: To see all the Sale-A-Bration items and/or to shop Stampin’… Read More »

Celebrate Today

In honor of my balloon ride, I designed this card.  I made some for a card swap that I am in, and I made some extra ones to send.  What fun! I cut the balloon shapes with framelits and added the dot texture with my Big Shot.  I did have to hand cut the baskets and the banner, but it went pretty quick.  Here are the supplies I used.  … Read More »

Sweet Stripes

When I was at Leadership Conference last month, they gave us an extra Paper Pumpkin kit and were told to share it.  We could give the whole kit away or use it at an event, etc.  I decided to make all the cards (and I had a couple left from the kit I got last year) and I have decided to give the cards away!  Do you want one?  All… Read More »

Cheerful Critters

This month, one of our stamp club projects uses the Cheerful Critters stamp set because when I first saw it, it make me smile.  Just love this one!  I shared my card with you in a recent post. Today, I want to share 2 more samples, made by my talented friend, June! The Hooray card uses a fantastic specialty paper that you can get free during Sale-A-Bration with a $50… Read More »

I Like Your Face

Every month, I like to send a hand-stamped card to the top 20 in sales for my Stampin’ Up! group.  I’m a little behind because I hadn’t done the top 20 in December yet, so yesterday I took care of that!  I made this card and loved it, but I didn’t have enough of the Coastal Cabana card stock to make 20: So I used a different accent color (Calypso… Read More »

January Virtual Stamp Club

Finally got the videos made for my January Virtual Stamp Club.  These are the projects I planned: If you are a member of my Virtual Club, when you place your order this month, you will get lifetime access to a secret webpage that includes the photograph, list of supplies used, and a video of me making each project.  If you are not a Virtual Club member yet, check out the… Read More »

Butterfly Basics

Yesterday, I shared a project using the new Butterfly thinlit die and today I wanted to share 2 cards that my friend and teammate, Lori, made using the thinlit AND the coordinating stamp set.  First, who wouldn’t LOVE to get this card?  The stamp set is available as wood-mount, clear-mount, or photopolymer.   Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set $23.95 Butterflies Thinlits Dies $24.95 Artisan Embellishment Kit $9.95 Sahara Sand 7/8″… Read More »

October Club Projects

I wanted to share the projects that I created for October. If you are in my Virtual Club, then these are the projects that you will get videos for.  If you want to make projects similar to these (same projects, possibly different supplies), and you are in the San Antonio area, then you will want to sign up for my new Crafting with Gail class at Alamo Craft Company.  I… Read More »

World Cardmaking Day in San Antonio

This Saturday is World Cardmaking Day, and here in San Antonio, we are celebrating by making 100 cards to give to nursing home residents.  If you want to make a difference, come down to Alamo Craft Company (near Ingram Mall next to the Fortune Cookie restaurant) this Saturday, October 4th, between 10:30 and 2:00.  Kim, Rhonda, and I are providing the supplies and you can copy our samplers or get… Read More »

Holiday Crafting Projects

In a few days it will be Labor Day and then…. BOOM!  Halloween…. Thanksgiving….. Christmas…… New Years!  Time for gifts and parties!  And even if you live in an RV, it doesn’t mean that you have to forgo all the fun! The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog is packed FULL of versatile stamp sets that can carry you all way from the BOO to the Champagne.  And there are tons… Read More »

Big News!

Interesting title, isn’t it?  When I typed it, it was because I am going to share with you 2 samples that Lori made using the stamp set, Big News.  But it has another meaning today – today I am going to bring my RV to San Antonio!  My handyman and I will work on it this week, converting the bunkhouse into a studio, and over the next couple of weeks,… Read More »

Blended Brayer

I wanted to share a gorgeous card that I am doing for Stamp Club this month: I have been in love with blending with a brayer for many years and used to make big stacks of backgrounds to have on hand for a quick card.  I almost always used glossy cardstock because the ink stays wet longer, allowing the colors to blend easier.  Sadly, Stampin’ Up! doesn’t sell glossy cardstock… Read More »

Bloom with Hope

OK, back to the new Catalog swaps!!  Today I want to share some amazing cards by June, using the stamp set, “Bloom with Hope”.  This one might actually be my favorite card of the entire swap.  The little flowers are punched, but the larger ones are hand-cut: a labor of love! Stamps: Bloom with Hope (wood: 133949, clear: 133952) Inks: Momento/Tuxedo Black (132708); Blendabilities Coastal Cabana assortment (130996) and Old… Read More »