In 3-D Projects/ Gifts/ Miscellaneous

A Flash from my Past

May 23, 2020 By

I’m guessing it was 4-5 years ago that I was on a roll making little magazine file boxes that held our finished hand stamped cards.  (actually it was 11 years!)  And then bye-n-bye they just fell by the wayside.  Well….in my unpacking of many boxes in our garage I came upon a smooshed box. Enter light bulb flashing. I’ve been wanting to create sets of hand stamped cards for sale…

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Tri-panel birthday card
In 3-D Projects/ Big Shot/ Birthday/ Blythe's Stamping Business/ Cards/ Celebrations/ Designer Series Papers

Multi-Paneled Birthday Cards

May 22, 2020 By

A few posts ago (here) I shared with you a fun fun fun multi-paneled card that I learned to make at the Creativate Retreat I attended at the end of April. I decided to make a few more of these to celebrate the birthdays of two long time friends.  I love how just changing the Designer Series Paper pattern totally changes the card.     And here’s the second…

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16 yr old boy birthday card
In Big Shot/ Cards/ Masculine/ Stamp Sets

Happy 16th Birthday

May 21, 2020 By

My grandson will be (sweet) sixteen in a few days and I just have to share the card I’ve made for him.  Let me preface the viewing by saying my young man has taken a fancy for aloha shirts over the past few years and I’m honoring his fancy.   Supplies Used for today’s card:  Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set [149252] $22.00 Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set [148618]…

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June '20 Paper Pumpkin Kit
In Announcements/ Cards/ Paper Pumpkin

#ShareSunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit for June

May 12, 2020 By

OK Stampers!  Now is the time to join the Paper Pumpkin Gang by signing up for June’s Kit before June 10th.  During this time of social isolation, distancing and quarantine this gigantic splash of sunshine is sure to make (almost) anyone’s day!   The upcoming June 2020 exclusive Sara (Stampin’ Up!’s CEO)-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine.  It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is…

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Follow Your Art Mother's Day card
In Big Shot/ Cards/ Celebrations/ Designer Series Papers/ Mother's Day/ Punches

Any Occasion Multi-Paneled Handmade Card with Pizzazz

May 11, 2020 By

ON April 25th I attended an online retreat presented by the Creativate Team, five Stampin’ Up! demonstrators located around the U.S.  The retreat was held on FaceBook Live and it was amazing.  More about the retreat and team at the end of this post. When it came time to make my daughter’s Mother’s Day card yesterday, I decided that I would adapt one of the fun projects we made…

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Covid - 19 Giveback
In Announcements/ Stampin' Up! Events

Stampin’ Up! Covid-19 Giveback Fund Raiser

April 28, 2020 By

Stampin’ Up!® is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of SU!’s Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.       When we purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download, Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.  The Share…

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Peaceful Poppies 12 x 12 DSP
In Big Shot/ Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Stamp Sets/ Tips

Simple Card using Designer Series Paper

April 22, 2020 By

The other day I came upon an idea that inspired my cards below.  It used a solid piece of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (DSP) enhanced with a die cut label, an added greeting and piece of twine. This is the piece of DSP I used.  When I first saw this print I thought hmmmmm….how will I used this piece?  Upside-down?  Upside-right?  I would have no problem using the…

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2018-2020 SU! In Colors
In Catalogs

2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog RETIRING LIST Comes Out Tomorrow

April 21, 2020 By

Yes, it’s already that time of the year when the 2019-2020 Stampin” Up! Annual Catalog Retiring List comes out. What that really means is that if you need/want any items from the 2018-2020 In Colors, you should place an order in the next few days.  Those items seem to always run out early in the catalog turnover time frame.   That means Classic Ink pads and the coordinating Ink…

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Mint Macaron Hello hand stamped card
In Birthday/ Cards/ Celebrations/ Encouragement / Congrats/ Mother's Day/ Punches/ Stamp Sets/ Tips/ Tools

Hand-Stamped Mint Macaron Wreath

April 20, 2020 By

I was inspired to make today’s hand-stamped Mint Macaron Wreath card by an order placed by a new customer from Michigan.  (Hi Diane!)  The Garden Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) features Mint Macaron as well as several other green tones:  Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam.  Garden Lane  DSP and its shades of green…… Garden Lane Designer Series Paper [149488] $11.50 Garden Green 8-1/2″ X 11″…

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Lego Skeleton
In Blythe's Studio/ Gifts/ Stamp Sets

Cow’s It Going?

April 15, 2020 By

Cow’s it going for you this week?  Are you getting a bit frustrated with sheltering in place?  Honestly, I’m not because I have to so much to do (like  going through moving boxes.)  Will that ever end???  I’m thinking not. Anyway…..this morning I had a little fun preparing a packet for mailing to my grandson in California.  Somewhere I came upon a little Star Wars (?) Lego skeleton that…

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Masculine birthday card
In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Masculine/ Punches/ Stamp Sets/ Wedding / Anniversary

My Sweetie’s Birthday Card

April 8, 2020 By

Today I made my sweetie’s birthday card for his Friday birthday.  And……..I pretty much c.a.s.e.d it.  That means I saw it somewhere and I pretty much copied it.  Thank you Mary Fish for the idea. When I saw this card it immediately spoke to me.  Yes, Russ is the music in my heart!     Supplies used for Russ’s card: Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [140272] $8.25…

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2020 Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt
In Announcements/ Designer Series Papers/ Easter/ Tips

She Uses Spare Time Wisely

April 6, 2020 By

Yesterday afternoon as I was mindlessly perusing FaceBook I came upon a post from a blogger, Amy Lemons, from ‘somewhere’, who was showing what two children were doing to create a virtual Easter Egg Hunt.   Real Easter Egg hunts won’t be happening safely country-wide this year and this was a little alternative that she came up with.  She’s calling it the Great 2020 Easter Egg Hunt.  You can…

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Lovely Lily Pad Sale-a-Bration
In Announcements/ Blythe's Stamping Business/ Sale-a-Bration

Just a Quickie Today–Last Chance Announcements

March 31, 2020 By

  Today is March 31st.  And that, sadly means it’s the final day of 2020’s Sale-a-Bation opportunity.  It’s also the last day to join the Stampin’ Up! family and my friendly stamping team of demonstrators with special bonus goodies being offered.   When you sign on as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator you can most definitely do it your way.  Your Starter Kit is completely customizable to YOU.  You can…

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Grace's Garden Thinking of You
In Big Shot/ Cards/ Spring/ Stamp Sets/ Tips

Thinking of You from Grace’s Garden

March 26, 2020 By

I am loving the Grace’s Garden stamp set from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog and I’ve been going overboard making different cards with Grace’s set and the coordinating Garden Gateway Dies.  These two products are also available as a bundle where you can save 10% while the January-June Mini Catalog is active.   This is the 4th Grace’s Garden card I’ve made in a 20 hour stampathon.  Can you say addicted?…

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Hello from Grace's Garden
In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Spring/ Summer

Simple Hello from Grace’s Garden

March 25, 2020 By

Designer Series Papers play a large roll in today’s Simple Hello from Grace’s Garden card.  Just swapping out patterns can make a difference in the tone of your card, going from country to a lady’s desk to just plain whimsical.   I used the Highland Heather patterns from the  Subtles 6″ x 6″ Desinger Series paper pack to create these three cards. You’ll need the following supplies to create a…

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