Tower card side 4
In 3-D Projects/ Birthday/ Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Stamp Sets/ Techniques

Pansy Petals Tower Card

October 20, 2021 By

I told you last week when I shared my grandson’s tower birthday card that the tower card was addictive.   We’ll, I’ve just finished another one, this time a 60th birthday card for my neighbor, friend and partner in (fun) crime occasionally.   This card will fit a standard A2 (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″) envelope whereas the first card was enlarged to fit a 5″ x 7″ envelope.  Rugged teenager…

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Poinsettia Petals Triple Time card
In Announcements/ Cards/ Christmas/ Techniques/ Tips

Triple Time Stamping using Poinsettia Petals

October 19, 2021 By

I have always wanted to make a Triple Time stamped card but just never got around to it.  I never had clear instructions.  Well, thanks to a challenge prior to the Fall Creativate online Retreat, I have made my first Triple Time card. I honestly think my card is a bit ‘crowded’ but still, I like it.  Mission has been accomplished. As always when stamping you’ll need stamps, ink,…

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5" x 7" tunnel birthday card
In Birthday/ Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Tunnel Birthday Card

October 12, 2021 By

My almost youngest grandchild will be thirteen in a few days and I wanted to make a fun and special card for his special day.  Mission accomplished.               This card was challenging and fun to create.  I went into current as well as retired areas for the components.  My primary goal was to emphasize my grandson’s love of his base (guitar) and music in…

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Pansy Petals Mystery Card
In Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Miscellaneous/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Mystery Stamping Time – Using a Single Designer Series Paper Pattern

October 9, 2021 By

Mystery Stamping with Sharon Armstrong is always an unknown.  Pretty precise instructions but only one’s imagination on how to implement them!  Today’s instructions came via YouTube, a change from the previously used FaceBook.  Henceforth it will be YouTube. We started out with five pieces of one print of Designer Series Paper. 1″ x 1″ 1″ x 2-1/2″ 1″ x 3-3/4″ 2-1/2″ x 2″ 2-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ Then colored card…

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Textures & Frames Pumpkins
In Cards/ Celebrations/ Fall/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Wedding / Anniversary

October Anniversary Card

October 7, 2021 By

I wanted to create an autumn-y anniversary card for my son and his wife this year and, thanks for the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Textures & Frames, I pulled it off.   After stamping the pumpkins and greeting I ran the 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Tasteful Textile 3-D embossing folder.  Then I attached it to the…

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Christmas Season stamp set - Mystery Monday Stamping
In Cards/ Christmas/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Winter

Christmas Season Stamp Set Card via Mystery Stamping

September 29, 2021 By

On as many Mondays as possible I do Monday Mystery Stamping with Sharon Armstrong, a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from Texas. Here’s the card I just made:   And inside:   I would give you the steps used for this card but, rather, I suggest that you go to Sharon’s You Tube video here and follow her (chatty) instructions.  Let your imagination and the stamp sets you have on…

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Sale-a-Bration 2021 is almost out of time!
In Announcements/ Cards/ Catalogs/ Fall/ Sale-a-Bration/ Stamp Sets

Sale-a-Bration 2021 is Almost Over and Now is a Great Time

September 26, 2021 By

Only five more days, including today…………     My how time flies!  Sale-a-Bration is ending this coming Thursday, September 30th.  Also ending is the super joining special.  If you’ve been thinking about joining the Stampin’ Up! community there’s no time like the present.  Stampin’ Up! is offering a FREE BUNDLE of your choice to add to your starter kit.  That’s a huge bonus, like up to $60.25 free. There are…

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Check out the hanging vines
In 3-D Projects/ Decor/ Designer Series Papers/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

A Walk Down Memory Lane….Tick Tock

September 22, 2021 By

Do you remember when we stamped paper clock faces for plastic wall clocks?  This was like at least 15 years ago!  I still have three of those plastic clocks and I don’t remember where I got them. All that said, I did some major rearranging in my stamping space during the last two days and my existing clock did not get moved to a new wall.  By choice.  After…

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Paper Trimmer
In Stamparatus/ Tools

Make Your Stamping Easier With These Basic Tools

September 14, 2021 By

Well ma’am or sir, here’s a selection of products that I use almost every time I’m stamping a card or two.  I’ll tell you a bit about each one along the way. Basic White 8-1/2″ x 11″  Thick card stock:  The perfect card base is the Basic White Thick card stock.  It’s high quality, acid-free, and lignin-free. 24 sheets/pack.  159229, $8.25/24 sheets.  Perfect for card bases.   Basic White 8-1/2…

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Life is Beautiful anniversary card
In Cards/ Celebrations/ Designer Series Papers/ Fall/ Masculine/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Wedding / Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to My Sweetie

September 13, 2021 By

September 13th, today, is our anniversary.  (24 years)  We were married in our back yard in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains in Mi Wuk Village, our awesome “little cabin in the woods”.  In 1997. We miss our trees (our property bordered the Stanislaus National Forest) so when I remember, I try to have a tree in the card I create for Russ.       Russ isn’t fussy about whether…

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In All Occasion/ Birthday/ Cards/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Wedding / Anniversary

Another Anniversary Card, Country Style

September 12, 2021 By

One of my favorite current stamp sets is Welcoming Window.  I love the European countryside look to the images.  Then add the accompanying Window Flower Box dies and you’ve got lovely, fun and creative possibilities galore.  This card reminds me of a Swiss village scene, strolling down the street with the rough facade of the houses plus the window boxes and all the flowers.     I chose Misty…

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Real pumpkin patch pumpkins
In Cards/ Fall

My Pumpkin Inspiration

September 9, 2021 By

These pumpkins are growing in my daughter’s garden and were the color inspiration, along with Mother Nature’s ideas, for my cards from the other day.   My card:   That’s it.  Just a little light pumpkin sharing.  Have a great day.   *  Shop Stampin’ Up! in Blythe’s Store   * Like my Facebook Page  *  Follow me on Pinterest  *  Join Paper Pumpkin and play along  *  Join…

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In Christmas/ Techniques/ Tools

Creating a ‘Paned Window’ Christmas Card….in 2015

September 7, 2021 By

Nostalgia time. While I was posting my Christmas Card Buffet cards and posts, I stumbled upon this post from 2015.  Sigh………  Check it out here.  I just can’t resist sharing it. I love that card, that house (that we left in California), our tree, my sweetie.  I love just everything about it. (except the short lived dyed hair on my head)   Nostalgia is a great thing.  I’m still…

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Card #9 2021 Cmas Card Buffet
In Blythe's Stamping Business/ Christmas/ Classes & Events/ Designer Series Papers

2021 Christmas Card Buffet Samples are Posted and Ready for Selection

September 6, 2021 By

With a giant sigh of relief I have posted the cards for my annual Christmas Card Buffets which will be held in September, October and November.  You can check them out here. If you are not in the Boise, Idaho area and can’t attend in person, but want to create some of these cards, I’ll create a packet of supplies for you, including a how-to tutorial, for $5/card.  That…

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if friends were pumpkins.......I'd pick you
In Catalogs/ Classes & Events/ Designer Series Papers/ Fall/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Pretty Pumpkins

September 6, 2021 By

Before I introduce you to a few fall cards, I want to remind you that the NEW MINI CATALOG & SALE-A-BRATION (SAB) BROCHURES are live! If you don’t have them yet I’d be happy to send you one.  Send me an email,, to request your catalog and brochure today!   What a fun card to send to a far-away or even near-by friend. Here’s what you’ll need to put…

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