Bird Ballad DSP scraps card
In Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Thank You

Another Designer Series Paper Scrap Card

August 13, 2021 By

Today’s card is my prototype for yesterday’s card.  I thought I had posted it months ago but, since I couldn’t locate it, I guess I didn’t.  I did do this card in a class at our local community center in 2020.   I used the retired (in 2020) Bird Ballad designer series paper (DSP), one of my favorites.  This time I used Basic Black card stock as the background.  It…

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Blythe's "scrap" card
In Cards/ Catalogs/ Designer Series Papers

Using Designer Series Paper Scraps Wisely

August 12, 2021 By

It’s always fun to be able to put small bits of paper, especially beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP) scraps, to good use.  Back story:  I’m participating in the Summer 2021 Creativate Retreat this coming Saturday.  Each “Creativator Guide” offered challenges to participants and what I’m sharing today was one of my favorites. Create a card using Designer Series Paper scraps! Here’s my creation:   I went to my package of…

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cheery Hello hand stamped card
In All Occasion/ Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Punches/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Pierced Blooms Dies

August 8, 2021 By

Our second card made at this week’s creative time at the community center here in Avimor (Boise, ID) was created with minimal stamping but plenty of die cutting.     Product List Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [140272] $8.25 Brights 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [152487] $11.50 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad [147094] $7.50 Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad [147095] $7.50 Mango Melody…

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Attach die cut layer to Soft Sea Foam layer
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Let’s Celebrate 3D Embossing

August 6, 2021 By

Today at our local Community Center ‘my’ stampers created one of these lovely gentle cards: It’s really quite easy. Card Front:  Very Vanilla Thick card stock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded (away from the “valley” score line) and burnished (rubbed firmly) with a Bone Folder. First Layer:  Soft Sea Foam card stock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ – Attach to card front using adhesive of your choice.  I’ve been…

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Today's plan: consume Cookies
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Nothing’s Better Than…Coffee, Cookies and More

July 14, 2021 By

I thought I had come up with a fairly simple card to share with my group of twelve stampers at our semi-monthly class at the Avimor Community Center last week.  But……that simple bit of changing colors and words proved otherwise!  It does take time to get the right color and the right goodie sent around the tables while letting everyone get the color and image of their choice.  The…

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Art Gallery
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Quick and Easy Art Gallery Card

July 12, 2021 By

Today’s cards are one sample of the card “my” stampers made at our local Community Center last Thursday.  It’s really quite simple and doesn’t require a lot of supplies.     Product List Basic White 8 1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [159229] $8.25 Basic White 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [159276] $9.75 Fresh Freesia 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [155613] $8.75 Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin’ Pad [155611] $7.50 Highland…

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In Big Shot/ Cards/ Celebrations/ Designer Series Papers/ Stamp Sets/ Summer

Saying Goodbye is Hard

July 11, 2021 By

A fun group of neighbors have been gathering, around 7:30, every Friday night since last September, maybe a month earlier.  We each bring a snack and some wine.  One of our group is about to move to North Carolina!!!!!  Sigh.  We all moved into this newish neighborhood (Avimor, NE edge of Boise ID)around December 2019.  It’s an amazingly friendly, fun place to live.  And to lose a friend and neighbor…

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2021 Designer Series Paper Sale
In Announcements/ Deals & Discounts/ Designer Series Papers

Oh My Gosh……….It’s Almost July!

June 30, 2021 By

And with July comes a great offer from Stampin’ Up!  The Designer Series Paper Sale. During this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog!  Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular paper designs! Starting tomorrow, Thursday, JULY 1st, you can purchase these Designer Series Paper packs for 15% off. Click…

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In Cards/ Paper Pumpkin/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Up! kits

Creativity Made Easy KITS…..Coming on June 1st

May 20, 2021 By

If you don’t have a lot of space, time or an intention to collect lots of stamping supplies, then these kits might be just the answer you didn’t know you were looking for.  As a demonstrator I’ve been able to purchase a few (my choice of purchasing only a few since there really are a bunch of kits) kits and I now, in just a few hours, I have…

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My tool 'box'
In Blythe's Stamping Business/ Blythe's Studio/ Decor

My Stamping Space

May 14, 2021 By

I consider myself quite lucky in that I have a dedicated (and “stolen”) bedroom that is dedicated to my stamping business.  Today isn’t a day to show the whole room but I was inspired to do this little bit of sharing by pulling an item from the most important ‘tool’ on my desk: a Stampin’ Up! coffee mug!   My most often used tools find their way into this…

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Garden Birdhouses, 155090
In Cards/ Miscellaneous/ Spring/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Summer

Garden Birdhouses

May 12, 2021 By

As soon as I saw this Garden Birdhouses stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s  new 2021-22 Annual Catalog, I knew it had to come to my house.  I love birdhouses and the joy of watching birds come to our backyard to feed from spring through fall.   These are my first cards made with this bold set.  I say bold because the line art and fonts are quite strong or bold.…

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Beauty of Friendship hand stamped card
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Beauty of Friendship plus Coordinating Designer Series Paper

May 11, 2021 By

  It’s always fun to stamp to a challenge and today my challenge was Monday Mystery Stamping with Texas Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Sharon Armstrong. I usually make two cards while Mystery Stamping and today was no different.  Today’s cards have only a teeny weeny difference between them……the color of their greeting. and   As always, this was a fun card to put together. Product List Beauty Of The Earth…

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Better Up Paper Pumpkin
In Announcements/ Cards/ Father's Day/ Graduation/ Paper Pumpkin

Awesome Paper Pumpkin Deal Ends TODAY!

May 10, 2021 By

If you’ve been wanting to give Paper Pumpkin a try, for sure now is the time.  If you’ve never tried it before, for only $5, which including shipping, you just can’t strike out! Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park! With the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, it’s your turn to go to bat for all the people who’ve gone to…

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In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Encouragement / Congrats/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Sympathy/ Tips

Just Say OOPs and Move On

April 20, 2021 By

Oh my gosh.  I was putting a card together when I realized that I’d put that lovely gooey-ooey “green glue”, aka Multipurpose Liquid Glue, on the ‘wrong side’ of my piece of Designer Series Paper.   So, I decided to just go with it.  One card below is the intended card and the other is with the Designer Series Papers swapped to the ‘other sides’.   Which card appeals…

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