Workshop Cards

20160722_11544320160722_11505720160722_105149Here are some cards I am planning to use in my next workshop. The Just for you card I will be demonstrating how to do the background colors.  It is really simple to do.  Take an acrylic block (e used here) and stampin up markers and draw a line with the marker starting at the bottom.  Use as many colors as you want cover the whole block or part if you want some white showing through.  Spray the block with water using either a spritzer or a small water bottle.  Then stamp the block onto watercolor paper and let dry.  This technique is good to use with a large greeting stamp as shown here.  The Happy Birthday card is watercolor using In the Meadow stamp set which is in the 2016-2017 annual catalog.  If you are in the Southern California area, I would love to demonstrate this technique at a party/workshop that you host.  The third card uses the DSP Floral Boutique and the die cut from Rose Wonder.  Any greeting would be appropriate with this card.  This stamp set and die set is also available in the new catalog.  Contact me at if you are interested in hosting a workshop/party or would like to purchase a kit to put these cards together yourself.  Shop 24/7 at my stampin up website:


July Paper Pumpkin-Alternative Card

  Hi everyone!  Today I’m featuring a card I made with the July paper pumpkin kit.  The stamps are cute and feature a “sparkle theme”.  The bottom of the card was material from the kit and I used some shinney copper paper I had.  I also used the shinney copper paper and used the swirly bird thinlet for a backround to the greeting paper.  I used some copper tinsel type material to divide the two papers and used the diamond stamp on the shinney copper stamped in an old color, dusty durango.  I embossed the “brilliant” word in copper which is available in this years catalog.  Stampin Up also offers copper thread this year which would also look nice with this card.  The greeting and the bling on the tag are both stamps in the set included in this months kit.  As a final touch, I took a pearl and colored it with a copper sharpie.  This was a fun card to make and I love the copper.  Besides the intended projects, it is so fun to think of alternative ideas each month that can be made from the kits.

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Touches of Texture stamp set from Stampin Up

20160718_132155  Hope you all had a great weekend and a creative one too.  Touches of Texture is a new stamp set this year.  It has various backround stamps, insects and flowers as well.  There are 15 stamps in this set.  Here I used 8 of the stamps.  Stamped in Sahara Sand on to vanilla card stock with crumb cake mat and soft suede card base.  I used baker’s twine and a corner punch.  The greeting is from the set Flourishing Phrases which is also new this year.  To order, see my 24/7 store at

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Swirly Birds–Kite Card

20160711_200316 The Swirly Bird stamp set is so versatile!  Here are some kites made using the set.  Two of the new in-colors were used here.  Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim.  The new in-colors are really great this year.  I have made so many cards already from this one stamp set.  There are 24 stamps in the set and you can make swirls, kites, flowers, birds in a nest, sailboats on a sea and many more interesting cards with this set.  There are also matching thinlet dies that can be purchased with the stamp set.  In fact, you can buy both in a bundle and save 10%.  The bundle includes both the stamp set and the thinlets and the catalog number for the bundle is 142353.  The stamp set catalog number is 141749 and the thinlet catalog number is 141497 (9 dies) if you wish to purchase separately.  To purchase go to my 24/7 online store at .


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New Thought Full Branches Bundle from Stampin Up

thoughtfulbranches_header_newdemo_jul2016_engSW_ThoughtfulBranches_create_July0516 For a limited time only, Stampin Up is offering this new bundle (bundle includes stamps and thinlit dies).  It will be available from August 2 thought August 31 2016 (ends at 6:50p.m. on that day).  This is also the time you can spend your Bonus Dollars earned during July 7-31 2016 (see previous post for details).  Just wanted to give you a heads up.  The cost of the bundle will be $52.00.  You can also buy just the stamps or the thinlets separately but you save 10% by ordering the bundle.

The set will not be in my store until August 2.  Here is the web site for  my store. You can also buy from the current catalog or the Clearance Rack.

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Bonus Days from StampinUp

header_bonusdays_demo_july0716_eng  Stampin Up is running a promotion from July 7th through the 31th.  For every $50 you spend during this time you will get a coupon worth $5. to be spend in August.  There is so many great products in the 2016-17 catalog so if you were thinking of ordering something this is the time to do so.  During August, stampin up is coming out with a new Bundle available August 2 through the 31st and you will be able to spend your Bonus Days coupon during this time.  Stay tuned to see the new stamp set that will be posted on my blog later today.  Shop the annual catalog at:


As always, Happy Stamping


June Paper Pumpkin Cards

20160625_17081620160624_22274720160624_22271620160625_17075020160624_222554  Here are several cards made from the June Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Paper Pumpkin is a complete craft kit sent to you every month.  It includes everything except scissors !  That means ink, a stamp set, die cuts, embellishments, card bases, adhesive and directions.  You can sign up for just one month or in increments of 3 months up to a year.  It costs 19.95 including shipping and is a fun treat to yourself once a month.  What is in the kit is a surprise when you receive it and could be cards or a papercrafting project.  Go to to order.  Be sure to use demonstrator code 2096764 when ordering.  These cards are indivduals projects that another demonstrator (Jenny Hayward) created and I made with my kit.  You can make the intended project or create your own creative projects, or go on line to see what others have made with the kit.  Stampin Up always has a video on youtube for the intended project.  Please contact me thru this blog or at if you have any questions.

Have a crafty long weekend!


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