Bird’s Eye View for Teachers!

I made these cards yesterday- I thought they would be perfect for teachers!

I cut my paper to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″. I then stamped the new Sketched Plaid stamp. On one card it’s Balmy Blue, the other is Crumb Cake.  Everything else is the same. I think I like the Crumb Cake a little better, my I change my mind constantly!

After stamping, I then used the dies from Gorgeously Made for the top of bottom of the cardstock. It looks like the edge of notebook paper!

The birds and books were stamped with Memento and colored with Blends. The birds were colored with the Medium Blends. Books are Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and the pages are Ivory.

The “thanks” is from Biggest Wish.  I stamped with Real Red.

Here’s everything I used:


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Hey Chuck! Rise and Shine! It’s Your Birthday!

I had an idea to use the Patchwork Pieces again with just one chick (chuck). Since one of the stamps says “Rise and Shine!” I thought it would be cool to have a background that is bright and cheerful.

I took a piece of Basic White and used Lemon Lolly, Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks with my Blending Brushes. Then I die cut the Patchwork Piece.

I took another piece of White (5-3/8 x 4-1/8) and die cut the Patchwork again- right in the middle. I then embossed with the new Exposed Brick embossing folder.

I die cut the Patchwork again so it would be easy to assemble the pieces.

The chick/chuck and cake are stamped with Memento and then colored with Blends: Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler.

I stamped the two sentiments with Memento and then die cut with one of the Nested Essentials dies. I then used some Lemon Lolly ink with a Blending Brush.

A pretty fast card!

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Hey Chuck! It’s Your Birthday!

If you watched my video of more new stuff, you might have heard how excited I was about the Hey Chuck bundle. These chickens are quite cute!

For this card I only used Basic White and Crumb Cake cardstock. Everything on the front is Basic White colored! Tons of ink and Blends!

For the hills, I used the Patchwork Pieces die- the wavy one. I die cut it with Basic White and used the two from one edge.  I colored it with Blending Brushes and used Granny Apple Green and Soft Sea Foam inks.

The background is Boho Blue and Crumb Cake inks with Blending Brushes.

The sun (to me, the best die in the Hey Chuck dies!) is Basic White colored with Daffodil and Pumpkin Pie with the Blending Brushes. I stamped the sentiment on top with Memento Ink.

Blends for the Chickens:

Standing chick:

Pretty Peacock

Calypso Coral

Granny Apple Green

Cajun Craze

Crumb Cake

Skateboarding chick:

Daffodil Delight

Poppy Parade

Crumb Cake

Cajun Craze

For the fence I used the Medium Blends.

For the skateboard I used Gray Granite.

I added some clouds in the sky using the Waves dies. I added a little bit of Smoky Slate ink with the Blending Brushes.

Here’s everything I used:


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How about some more NEW STUFF from the 23-24 Annual Catalog??


I made a video today to show you some of the new stuff in the new Annual Catalog!

Here it is:


Here’s all the products I showed:

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Stampin’ Up Lazy Days: It’s always a good day!

I’ve been working on this card for quite a while. Other things needed to be done, so it kept getting pushed back on my countertop. I finally finished today!

I love the Lazy Days bundle. You can make such sweet, calm cards with it.

Lots of color on this card!:

Background: Balmy Blue, Lemon Lolly, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo. All used with Blending Brushes.

Rocking Chairs: Pecan Pie (I reversed stamped and die cut the one on the left. There’s a die for a rocking chair that faces right, but I didn’t like it with the other stamped one. I used the die inside the card:)

Table and floor boards: Crumb Cake. I colored the glasses with Lemon Lolly Blends.

Birdhouse: Memento. I colored with Misty Moonlight and Bronze Blends.

Rug: Misty Moonlight

Sentiments: Misty Moonlight

Not a whole lot of paper on this card!:

Paper: Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Pecan Pie (for the rocking chair on the inside).

Check back on 5/2 for a full list!


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Stand Out Balloons!

After I made the last card I showed you, I had the foam adhesive balloons that I had die cut for the shaker card. I thought it would be really cool to have those balloons on a card that really stood out!

I die cut the die again using the Bright & Beautiful DSP and added to the foam. I added some Starry Sky ribbon behind them to look like the balloon strings.

The background paper is also from the Bright & Beautiful DSP. I die cut the confetti dies along the bottom, then added the same paper I used for the balloons. The color of the background paper is the new Lemon Lime Twist.

The paper behind the background is the new Azure Afternoon. Those two colors work perfect together!

I stamped the sentiment with Azure.

I thought I was done….

I just kept adding stuff to this card! I looked at my Ribbon Duo combo pack, that coordinates with the Zany Zoo/Zoo Crew. Since one of them is Lemon Lime Twist, I thought it would look cute to be bows on the ends of the strings. I thought I was done again! Here’s what it looked like:

I just wanted something else. The stars are from the dies. Used Azure and then embossed with the Stripes & Splatters embossing folder.

So, I like both of them and couldn’t decide on which one was better. What do you think?

Check back on 5/2 to see all products used!


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Shaker Beautiful Balloons!

The Beautiful Balloons stamps and dies are perfect for shaker cards- some of the dies are HUGE. The Bright & Beautiful Suite has the bundle, plus 6×6 DSP and Gold Celebrations Specialty paper. I used all of it on this card! It’s all on page 14-15 in the new catalog.

For the balloons, I die cut them from Basic White cardstock. Using the foam adhesive sheets, I die cut them again to give me a perfect border so my sequins wouldn’t fall out. To see my video doing this with the diorama dies (so SAD they are retiring!), here it is!

The new catalog has some sequins, but we weren’t able to pre order any of them. So, I used the For Everything Fancy sequins- which is also retiring.

Instead of using regular Window sheets, I used the Gold Celebrations. It is window sheets with gold foil. The other side is not gold, but I thought it looked silver so I used that side to show.

The star paper is from the Bright & Beautiful DSP. I used it for the stars and the bottom layer of the the fringe layers. There’s a die in the Balloons that makes that fringe! Stampin’ Up! had a pair of scissors years ago that did that and I loved them! Still have them!

The balloon strings were die cut with the Silver Foil.

Here’s the inside of the card:

The blue paper and ink for the sentiment is Blueberry Bushel- a returning color. It’s a great dark blue!

Check back on 5/2 to see everything I used!

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Tons of stuff retiring and on sale! If you want me to place the order, reach out to me!

A Little Monkey with a Cheerful Daisy!

I have all my new stuff on my countertop, reminding me that I need to use them! I saw the Little Monkey and the Cheerful Daisies and I thought it would be cute to have the monkey hold a daisy!

For the daisy, I used Copper Clay and Lemon Lolly inks.

For the monkey, I stamped him with Memento and then colored him with the Crumb Cake Blends.

The grass is from the Playing in the Rain dies. I used Garden Green cardstock.

The striped paper behind the daisy and monkey is that DSP that coordinates with the Cheerful Daisies.

The background cardstock is Crushed Curry. I used the Stripes & Splatters embossing folder. Those folders are the skinnier ones- each one is 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″. Since my background is 4-1/8″ by 5-3/8″, I had to emboss 3 times to cover the entire background.

The sentiment is from the Little Monkey. I used Garden Green ink.

The ribbon on the bottom is from the Real Red & Garden Green combo pack. I then added some bows with the Linen Thread.

The dots are from the new Adhesive Backed Dots. It has three colors- Copper Clay, Boho Blue and Lemon Lollly. I used the Copper ones.

Check back on 5/2 to see the full list of products!


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