Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Love You Much

Sorry that I didn't post yesterday, I'll make up for it with 3 cards today. These all use the new Love You Much stamp set and the Candy Lane designer series paper. I've also used Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, and Regal Rose markers and Chocolate Chip ink. The card stock is Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, and White.
The small hearts on the first card are punched out with the new Heart to Heart punch, and the scallop on the last card is done with the scallop circle punch. All of the supplies for these cards can be found in the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog. If you hurry and order by January 31st, you can get the Love You Much bundle for 20% off (bundle includes the stamp set, heart to heart punch, and the Candy Lane paper).

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pink Botanical Blooms

Here's another card with the Botanical Blooms stamp set. I think this is my favorite Sale-a-Bration set this year. I used Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, and Mellow Moss, and Night of Navy. I also used the Short & Sweet stamp set, small and large oval punches, and Mellow Moss grosgrain ribbon.

Petal Pizazz A La Card

This card uses the A La Card template from the February Stampin' Success magazine (a magazine for Stampin' Up! demonstrators). Each month they show a card template, and this is the first time that I've tried it out. I used the new Petal Pizazz stamp set (for the flowers) along with the Heard from the Heart set (for the greeting). Colors are Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze. I punched the middle of the large flower out with the 1-1/4" circle punch. and punched the small flower out with the 1" circle punch and mounted both with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sponged Botanicals

I am having so much fun stamping with this year's Sale-a-Bration sets. This card features the Botanical Blooms set. I stamped the outline images with Night of Navy ink and then took a sponge to do the coloring. The round flowers are sponged with Riding Hood Red, the other flowers are sponged with Pink Pirouette, and the leaves are sponged with Always Artichoke. I used the same colors for the cardstock and the ribbon is the Riding Hood Red double striped grosgrain. "Thinking of You" comes in the Sincere Salutations stamp set.

Bright Petal Pizazz

Sometimes I just love bright cards, especially during this time of the year when it is gray and cold outside. I made this card with the new Petal Pizazz stamp set from the Spring/Summer Idea Book and catalog. The flowers were stamped in Pink Passion, Yoyo Yellow, and Tempting Turquoise and then punched out with the scallop circle punch and mounted using dimensionals. The leaves and cardstock are Green Galore, the striped paper is from the Rainbow Sherbet DSP, and the ribbon is Turquoise grosgrain.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sweet Stems take 2

Here's another card made with the Sweet Stems stamp set and the Tea Party Designer Series Paper. This one is pretty simple to make. "Best Wishes" is from the Short & Sweet stamp set.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sweet Stems

The flower on this card is from the Sweet Stems stamp set that was just introduced in the 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog. "Love You" is part of the Short & Sweet stamp set and was punched out with the 5 petal flower punch. I used several different pieces of designer series paper, which all came from the new Tea Party DSP pack. Cardstock and marker colors are regal rose, almost amethyst, so saffron, and certainly celery.

More Botanical Blooms

Here is another card using the Botanical Blooms and Congrats sets. I also used the Tea Party designer series paper, scallop edge punch, and SAB ribbon from the bundle.

Botanical Blooms

This card uses the Botanical Blooms and Congrats sets that are part of this year's Sale-a-Bration (SAB). I love 2-step stamping the flowers so there is no coloring involved. The ribbon is from the SAB ribbon bundle. The scallop edge is made with Stampin' Up!'s scallop edge punch that came out last August--if you don't already have it, perhaps I can convince you that you need it. I'll be using it on more cards to come. Colors I used are Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, and Night of Navy.

More Polka Dot Punches

Okay, so I'm already a slacker. My intention is to upload at least a card a day (hence the title to this blog) and I already missed a day. So, sorry about not having anything new yesterday. I'll try to make up for it by posting more than one card on some days.

This is another card using the same supplies as the cards I posted Wednesday. I love how Stampin' Up! makes everything color coordinate. I grabbed the pattern paper and knew exactly what ink, cardstock, and ribbon would match--So Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery (my personal favorite). This is a super quick card and the layout works for almost any stamp set.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Square Polka Dot Punches

The base piece of cardstock for this card is 8-1/2"x4-1/4" so that when folded it makes a 4-1/4" square card. I used the same colors and supplies as on the previous posts.

Polka Dot Punches

This is my favorite card that I came up with tonight. The layout was inspired by a card that I saw on SCS made by askloentrup. The congratulations stamp is from the Congrats stamp set, the flowers are from Polka Dot Punches, and the ribbon and paper are also Sale-a-Bration items from Stampin' Up! I cut out the flowers and mounted them with dimensionals. I stamped with Night of Navy ink--that way it cleans off the stamp easier (black is harder to get off) and it isn't quite as bold as black would be.


I finally made some time to sit down and stamp using this year's Sale-a-Bration sets. There are 4 sets to choose from in addition to a ribbon bundle and a pack of pattern paper. I am loving how the paper and ribbon coordinate so well with the sets--especially the Polka Dot Punches set. You can select a Sale-a-Bration item (set, paper, or ribbon) with every $50 purchase in February and March. I've used Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, and Sahara Sand ink and cardstock on the cards that I made tonight. This particular card also uses the 5 Petal Flower Punch, Polka Dot Punches stamp set, and the Congrats stamp set.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pick a Petal

This is a speedy card to put together--the hardest part is to cut out the flower, which isn't hard at all. I used the pick-a-petal stamp set for the flower--I like how this particular petal works for 5 petal flowers as well as 6 petal flowers. "Thanks so much" is from the Sincere Salutations stamp set.

Double Line Doodle Flower

I love these colors together--Rose Red, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, and Almost Amethyst. There is no pattern paper here--the stripes are made with strips of cardstock. The easy way to do this is to cut up a bunch of strips (or just use scraps) and glue them onto a full sheet of cardstock. Then cut up the cardstock (cut into 8 pieces for this card) and mount onto your card. That way you get 8 sets of stripes and you don't have to repeat the process for multiple cards. I used the Double-Line Doodle set (but almost any set would go with this card) and the paper-piercing tool was used around the yellow border. If you haven't tried making your own stripes--go ahead and try it.

Party Hearty Cupcake

I'm always on the lookout for new birthday stamp sets. This set is the Party Hearty set and it came out last August. I love the bold images that don't need to be colored in--just ink up in a color and stamp. I layered the greeting with dimensionals and cut it out (and the star) using some of Stampin' Up!'s circle punches. The pattern paper is called Rainbow Sherbet, sounds yummy! I like how this is a card that would work for girls or boys.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Coral Butterflies

I LOVE the new scallop edge punch that came out last August. This is a quick card that I made last September and used for a class in November. Flight of the Butterfly is the stamp set and I used Cameo Coral and Apricot Appeal ink and cardstock. To have the Apricot show through from the inside of the card, I just glued a 1/2 inch strip to the inner edge, and the scallops are punched from the front edge.

Snow Swirled

This card features the Snow Swirled stamp set. I used Bashful Blue and Pacific Point on this card. It is a simple one to make--just stamps, ink, and paper--and a little Pacific Point double striped grosgrain ribbon to finish it off. If you replace the "Season's Greetings" stamp, this would make a great January card as well.

Big Bold Cupcake

This card features the Big Bold Birthday set. Just stamp your cupcake base, your frosting, and the candles, mount on cardstock, tie a ribbon (5/8" rose grosgrain) around a card and mount the cupcake ontop of the ribbon.

First card upload

This is one of my favorite quick card layouts. Just take a 1" strip of Designer Series Paper, 1-1/4" of white cardstock, and 1-1/2" of colored cardstock (I used Elegant Eggplant). Tie on some ribbon, then glue the strip onto your card. Punch a 1-3/8" circle through your strip. Stamp your image, punch with the 1-1/4" circle punch, layer with 1-3/8" circle punch. These circles are glued inside the card. Add a greeting and there you go! I used the Big Flowers stamp set and the Sincere Salutations set (both can be ordered from

Here We Go

It's time to start a stamping blog again (I tried a couple years ago and just didn't have the time to keep it up). Anyway, check here regularly for fun ideas and samples of what can be done with Stampin' Up! products. You can order products online by visiting my website at and click the "shop now" button.