Paper Pumpkin – Broadway Star Special Event

Be sure to mark your calendars for a very special Paper Pumpkin LIVE Facebook event that will feature the Broadway Star Kit.  The event will be held next Tuesday, June 26, beginning at 5:30 (US Mountain Time).  I will definitely be attending to get some great tips and tricks for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  Click here to get more information.

To entice you a little more to make sure you plan to attend the event, below are pictures of the cards that I have made so far using the kit.  You’ll notice that I followed the directions for my cards.  My next cards from the kit will be alternate ideas.  I am willing to bet that some of those ideas will come from next Tuesday’s live Facebook event!!

Yep – to entice you even further, here is a video that shows the kit and how to pair it with the amazing Broadway Bound product suite in the new Annual Catalog.

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, what is stopping you from giving it a try?  You can sign-up by clicking the Paper Pumpkin logo below.  If you decide that you don’t want to continue your subscription, you can cancel at any time.  You can also skip a month anytime you would like.  Just remember – You need to cancel or skip by the 10th of the month to change that month’s subscription.  As a subscriber, you’ll get a great set of unique photopolymer stamp sets and ink spots.  Give it a try!

Happy stamping!


Share What You Love Suite – Wonky Triple Layer Card!

I hope you are enjoying the products in the amazing Share What You Love Suite preorder!  For more information about the opportunity we all have to get our hands on these products, please click here.  Remember, the preorder bundles are only available in May.

A few years ago, I saw a really fun technique called triple layering.  It is one of those kinds of techniques that ensures the person who receives the card literally pauses and thinks “how in the world did she make that?”.  Don’t you just love those types of cards?  Especially when they are really not hard to make?

The “wonky” triple layer card is one step up and is very straight forward to put together.  Below is a picture of the card that everyone made at a recent Stamp Club.

Okay – Have you figured out how to make the card??  Once you know the simple tips and tricks, you are going to love to add this technique to your portfolio.  Instructions are given below –

  • Start with your choice of a card base cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.  The card base for the pictured card is made from Whisper White card stock.  The large background stamp from the “Love What You Do” stamp set was used to add a border around the edges of the front of the card.  The ink is one of the new In-Colors, Grapefruit Grove.  The stamped image adds just the right amount of color and grunge to the edges.
  • Each of the three layers is made with two pieces – a piece of Whisper White card stock framed by a piece of Old Olive card stock.  The dimensions for the Whisper White card stock pieces are: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″; 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″; and 1 7/8″ x 2 7/8″.  Each of the pieces of Old Olive is 1/8″ wider and longer.  That means that the pieces of Old Olive are:  3 3/4″ x 5″; 3″ x 4″; and 2″ x 3″.  The 1/8″ adds the perfect amount of a frame for this type of stamping.
  • The first step to design the card is to layout the pieces before adhering any of the pieces together.  Put the card base on your work surface.  Take the largest piece of Old Olive and put it on the card base in a way that is not straight vertically or horizontally.  Lay the largest piece of Whisper White on top, allowing the Old Olive to be seen as a frame.  Continue this process with the remaining pieces of Old Olive and Whisper White.  Make sure that you overlap the framed pieces, and make sure the framed pieces are not all oriented in the same way.  This will help the design look more random.
  • When you like the pattern, you are going to layer together only the Whisper White pieces and attach them with washi tape.  Gently lift the top piece of Whisper White card stock (the smallest piece) and take out the piece of Old Olive card stock just underneath.  Try to keep the Whisper White piece in place, and use a piece of rolled up washi tape (with the adhesive on the outside) on the back of the smallest piece of Whisper White to the middle piece of Whisper White.
  • Next, gently lift the middle piece of Whisper White card stock and take out the piece of Old Olive card stock just underneath.  Again, try to keep the Whisper White piece in place.  Use another piece of rolled washi tape to adhere the middle piece of Whisper White card stock to the largest Whisper White piece.
  • You now have your three pieces of Whisper White card stock lightly adhered with washi tape.  Stamp your images onto the layered pieces of Whisper White card stock.  Make sure you allow images to be stamped over multiple layers of the card stock.
  • When you’re happy with your stamping, gently take the pieces of Whisper White card stock apart.  You’ll notice that I used the “Love What You Do” stamp set for my images.
  • Adhere the corresponding frame pieces of the Old Olive card stock to each of the three stamped pieces of Whisper White card stock.  Now, the fun part!!  Realign your stamped images (that are now framed with the Old Olive pieces) to reform the stamped images.  Adhere the pieces together.
  • Adhere the final three pieced stamped image to the front of your card.  Remember to adhere the image as you planned.

You will find many stamps that you can use with this technique.  Each card you make will be unique.

Happy stamping!


Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp

Stampin’ Up! is revamping their exclusive color collection!   As an artsy person, I tend to like pictures and thought I would share some visual information with you about the revamp.

Here are the new 2018 to 2020 In-Colors and the 2017 to 2019 In-Colors that we have already grown to love.  All the colors are truly beautiful!  [I think Grapefruit Grove may be my new favorite!]

There are also ten NEW colors that are being added to SU!’s collection!!  Here they are.In addition to the changes shown above, there are a few colors that are making a comeback to the collection.  They include:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

To put these changes into perspective, take a look at the new color collection by group.

OKAY – Stop drooling – You’re making a mess 🙂  You’ll be able to order all the new colors soon – I promise!

And, yes, there is more!  The stamp pad case is being redesigned to make it easier to open!!!  YEAH!

There is one thing you can do right now.  Check out the retiring products to make sure you have everything that is on your “I-absolutely-cannot-live-without-these-amazing-products” list.  That would include any ink refills that you’ll need for the retiring ink colors.  Remember – The retiring stamp sets will be available through May 25.  All other items are available while supplies last.  Don’t delay placing your orders!  Click on any of the pictures below to go to my on-line store and see the retiring products.

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Bundles

Retiring Everything Else

Happy retiring products shopping!


Amazing Paper Pumpkin Special!!!

Trust me – you don’t want to miss this Paper Pumpkin special!  Become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber by May 10 and get your first two kits for 50% off!!  What an incredible deal – you’ll receive two prepared kits with all the materials you’ll need to make amazing projects.  Each kit includes a photopolymer stamp set (unique to Paper Pumpkin subscribers), at least one Stampin’ Ink spot, materials for the kit, and step-by-step instructions to make the project.  As a subscriber, you will also be able to purchase past kits and refills, as available.

You have absolutely nothing to lose to give Paper Pumpkin a try!  After you receive your two 50% off kits, you can skip months or cancel your subscription with no further obligation.  But, my prediction is that you’ll continue your subscription.

You’ll need to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by May 10 to take advantage of this deal.  Click on the picture below to complete your subscription!

If you would like to look an example kit, take a look at the video below.  The March Paper Pumpkin kit was amazing!

The March kit included a wonderful stamp set and beautiful materials for eight cards with decorated envelopes.  Take a look at the stamp set and kit which are pictured below.

What are you waiting for?  Give Paper Pumpkin a try!!  I look forward to welcoming you to Paper Pumpkin.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Happy (Paper Pumpkin) Stamping!



Welcome to the Family!

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of hosting my mom at our house.  While she was visiting, her second great-granddaughter made her entry into the world.  Mom and I decided we needed to make a special card to mark the occasion.  Take a look at what we came up with –

Now, confession, many of the items that we used to make the card are not Stampin’ Up!   But, I wanted to share the card with you to give you inspiration for baby cards for your family and friends.

The personalized onesies are just the cutest!  Don’t you think??

Happy stamping,