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Back in the days when I first started with Stampin Up, we did a lot of stamped images on rectangles and squares, matted them with colours and mounted them on a card. Today, there stamping has progressed so much and there are so many techniques. . I always show a sample at the beginning of a class, and there’s usually one that says “I can’t do that” or “mine will never look like that” I LOVE those customers!! That used to be ME!! (ok, I confess, there are still times when I see something I think WOW, but now I think “HOW did they do that” so I can do it!!) Well going back to the basics of layering, this card is a perfect example, but with 2 twists. Instead of a rectangle we used the scalloped tag topper punch, and instead of centering, we positioned it so that only 2 edges showed. The great thing about this card is that you can use whatever images you have on hand. Use whatever colours you have on hand. Just remember to match the ink colour with the colour of the cardstock. You can “slap” together a bunch of these cards in a short time. The stamp set I used is called Balloon Bash and is from the current Occasions Catalogue.

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    Balloon Bouquet

    This is another great way to use scrap Designer Series Paper, and or cardstock. Cut out your balloons (I used the balloon framelit die, but you could just use a circle punch). Layer the balloons, and pop up 2 or 3 of the balloons with dimensionals. Use bakers twine for the string on your balloons. The greeting for this card is “‘Geometrical” Stamp Set.balloon Bouquet

      Here a punch here, there a punch, everywhere embossing!

      I got this idea from a post on pinterest. Embossed the white cardstock using perfect polka dots embossing folder, then punch out a flower on the white cardstock with the blossom punch. I stamped another flower using flower shop stamp set, and punched it out using the pansy punch. I used a dimensional on the punched out flower to give a bit of height to the card. The “for you” is from the mini treat bag thinlit collection. Use any designer series paper you have in stock, and use co-coordinating ink and cardstock to complete your look.

        Very Sad Day at Stampin Up

        Stampin Up has sadly announced that they have to pull the Blendabilities line from their catalogues. They have been having quality issues, and have tried very hard with the manufacturer to overcome this issue, however it’s not meant to be for the time being. It goes back to the manufacturing and the alcohol evaporation in the pen. Instead of keeping on back order, or continuing to sell, will only upset customers more in the long term. Stampin’ Up is committed to their customers, and the quality of their product line.

        I will be contacting all my customers that currently have back orders of this product. Many of you earned them free from the Sale-a-bration catalog. You will be able to choose another product to replace this item.

        While it is certainly sad to say good-bye to this product, I personally appreciate Stampin’ Up acknowledging the issue and addressing it. They are going to continue to try to resolve this issue and in the meantime all is not lost. You can still achieve beautiful blending with the aqua painters, blender pens or stampin write markers.

          Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st, Book your own workshop Now.


          We certainly had a beautiful weekend, feels like Spring Is in the air. As I was doing cards this weekend for upcoming workshop I took time out to create my own design. Sun was shining in windows so bright, I just had to do a “I’m in the mood for Spring” card!

          This card uses Work of Art, Hello You Thinlits, and Best Day Ever Stamp Set which you can for FREE by ordering $60.00 from any current Stampin’ Up catalogue.

          If you want to make a card like this book your own workshop. I still have a few spots left for the month. Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st.

            Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration

            Sale-A-Bration is a great time of year. You have until March 31st to take advantage. For EVERY $60.00 you spend, you get to choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration catalog. The Lotus Blossom stamp set is one of my biggest FREEBIES. Although this stamp set is in a very close run with a set of 3 FREE Blendabilities. You can order directly from me by emailing me today, or you can go on-line and place your order through my Stampin’ Up online ordering. Why not take advantage today? Who doesn’t love FREE?



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              Sympathy Card

              This card idea comes from the home office of Stampin’ Up. I used different colours in the lotus blossom, and used more rhinestones on my card. The flower is Lotus Blossom which is really a 3 step stamp. Quite easy to do especially because its a photopolymer. The card itself is 4-1/4 x 11 and folded from the top. The striped sides are actually Stacked with love Washi Tape. The white that the lotus blossom is stamped on is 3-3/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ and I used dimensionals to pop it up. To do the Lotus Blossom you can actually do with 2 colours and give the appearance of 3 colours. It sounds complicated but it’s not, so my next post I will include a quick video that shows you how easy it is to do this card.

              By the way, the best news is, is that the Lotus Blossom Stamp set can be yours FREE. It’s from the 2015 Sale-A-Bration catalog. With every $60 you spend, you can choose something from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for FREE,
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                Quick & Easy Valentines

                Just because it doesn’t take long to make, doesn’t mean they have to know it! Surprise your special valentine with a card you made on your own. They will think you are brilliant!

                Easily punch 6 hearts, and cut 2 of them in 1/2. Then just adhere to your card, as pictured here. Pop up one of your hearts, and stamp your greeting. I used You Plus Me Stamp Set for the greeting, and for the hearts I used the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper.Valentine