House with Balloons! Video!


I made a house from two stamps from the Let’s Go Shopping! These stamps are meant for shops, but I figured a way to make a house.

Here’s my video:

In the video, you’ll see four more cards using the Let’s Go Shopping. I won’t share those anywhere, but you can get the instructions that include pictures, measurements, all supplies used and step by step instructions. I also have one for Gone Fishing and am working on others.  You can see them here:

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Using the Basic Black Write marker, I colored the big shop stamp everywhere except the window and the door sign. I then used the top shop stamp to color just one window and stamped it on the “house” next to the door. Die cut and then colored with Lemon Lolly and Calypso Coral Blends.

I die cut a square from the Stylish Dies and then cut it in half. I embossed with the Timber embossing folder.

I die cut the “chimney” from the Let’s Go Shopping dies with Cherry Cobbler. Embossed with the Exposed Brick embossing folder.

I die cut the window overhang with Basic White and embossed with the Geometric embossing folder.

I used my Blending Brushes on a 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Basic White with Lemon Lime Twist and Balmy Blue.

There are 13 balloons. I used the Beautiful Balloons dies- the smallest balloon. After die cutting, I used the Wink of Stella on each one. Here’s the colors I used:

Daffodil Delight

Crushed Curry

Pumpkin Pie

Lemon Lolly

Pool Party

Blueberry Bushel

Tahitian Tide

Poppy Parade

Bubble Bath

Melon Mambo

Granny Apple Green

Soft Sea Foam

Lemon Lime Twist

I used baker’s twine from the Sentimental Rose card kit. It is not as thick as the Baker’s Twine you see in the catalog. I glued one to each balloon. I gathered them together at the bottom and added a bow with the Simply Elegant Trim.

I stamped the sentiment with Memento on Basic White. I die cut it with one of the Let’s Go Shopping dies. I used a Blending Brush with Balmy Blue ink to give it a bit of color.

Let me know if you have any questions!


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Astronauts on the Moon!

I walked into my stamp room wanting to make a card with an astronaut on the moon. Since SU doesn’t have a really big circle die, I thought I could make the moon with the Basic Borders dies. That makes it so you just see a part of the moon, not the whole thing.

I die cut Very Vanilla with the Basic Borders (5-1/4″ wide) and the embossed with the dies from Reach for the Stars that give it a look like craters. I then used Crumb Cake with a Blending Brush just to give it a little color.

I decided to reverse stamp and die cut the astronaut so they could “hold” a sentiment. Here’s my short video on how to do this:

I stamped the sentiment from Reach for the Stars with Blueberry Bushel on Basic White. Die cut it with one of the Countryside Corners dies.

I wanted to add a star, so I used the Beautiful Balloons dies with the Holographic Speciality paper.

The background paper is from the Stargazing DSP. On the other side is lots of “planets”. I saw the one that looked like Earth, so I die cut that with the Reach for the Stars dies. I thought it looked really cool as a view from the moon.

And! I have four more cards using Stargazing/Reach for the Stars! I won’t show them on here, but you can purchase a PDF tutorial. It includes pictures, measurements, supplies used and step by step instructions! I have PDFs available for other stamp sets, too. Here’s where you can see them!

Here’s everything I used:


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Pink Happy Birthday Card- NO Stamps!

Everything on this card is new except one thing- the embossing folder I used.

I really love the Patchwork Pieces dies- I have so many ideas! For this one, I used the Bright & Beautiful DSP for the Patchwork. I also die cut the top balloon with the DSP.

“Happy Birthday” is from the Wanted to say dies. I die cut one layer with Bubble Bath, the other with Berry Burst. I cut the back layer so that I could arrange the words a little different.

For the frame (I die cut the Patchwork from the Bubble Bath so I could layer the pieces from Bright & Beautiful DSP evenly) I embossed with the Painted Texture folder.

So, no stamps on this card! That happens every once in a while.


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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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