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March 2014

Stampin'Up! Simple Stems Reverse Easel!

Hey there! I have a fun new card fold for you today! I saw a card on Splitcoast that inspired me to use my Envelope Punch Board to create my own version. I call mine a "Reverse Easel":

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I used the stamp sets Simple Stems and Petite Pairs with Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, and Modern Medley Designer Paper.

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In this picture you can see one of the things that helps make my "reverse easel" card work, the tab I created with the Envelope Punch Board!

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 Up close you can see I stamped my favorite bloom from the Simple Stems set first directly on the Very Vanilla oval, then stamped it again on a Very Vanilla scrap and cut it out with my Paper Snips. I sponged the edges with Coastal Cabana ink before mounting it over the first stamped image with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I love the tiny pearls I added to the center of the flower, and the paper-piercing I did with my Paper-Piercing Tool, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, and Stampin' Pierce Mat gives it the perfect finishing touch!

I have another reverse-easel card to show you, so be sure to come back tomorrow. I will also have a mini-tutorial of how to create a reverese-easel ready for you. Right now the pictures are still in the camera and it's getting too late to download and edit them tonight!

Here's your shopping list of supplies to make this card. Clicking on any of the products will take you to that product in my online store.

Please leave a comment or shoot me an email if you have any questions!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Product List


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Stampin'Up! More Easy Hoppity Baskets!

Hey there! Hope you've had a good day. We had another reminder today that winter is not entirely gone with rounds of sleet, rain, and a threat of snow! Fortunately, the snow did not materialize, but it was pretty yucky here most of the day. A big change from Saturday when it was in the low 70's!

I hope you've enjoyed the Stamper's Dozen March Hoppity Hop Hop! If you missed it you can go back to THIS POST and hop through all 13 blogs to see what our group created for you!

Of course, you know I couldn't just make one itty-bitty basket and leave it at that! Here's a couple of sets of baskets I made for my hostess gifts for the rest of March.

The first set I inked the tulips from the Backyard Basics set with Melon Mambo and Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Markers and cut them out with the Backyard Basics Framelits before adding them to the baskets with Glue Dots. I also edged each basket with "grass" cut with the Fringe Scissors and butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

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I've already given a couple of these baskets away. I went a little overboard with my punches for these baskets. I used the Boho Blossoms Punch and the 1/2" Circle for the sunflowers, and the Real Red and Primrose Petals flowers. I used the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack four-petal flower punch for the Rich Razzleberry flowers and scalloped-circle flower punch from the same pack for the centers of the Real Red flowers. All of the leafy stems are punched with the Bird Builder Punch.

Rhinestones and some Textured Impressions embossing finished it them all off nicely!

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So what do you think of these little babies? Would you like one of your own? Every hostess from now on will receive a little hand-made project from me at their party!

In case you missed the tutorial, here's just the basket portion of my Hoppity Hop Hop handout:

Download Hoppity Hop Hop Projects just the basket tutorial

That's all for now! I have a couple of new cards in the works, both using a new fold I call "Reverse Easel". Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the first one!

Click HERE to go to my Online Store to shop for your Stampin' Up! supplies. You always earn "Bluesox" tokens with every $25 you spend, and until March 31st you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure with every order of $50 (before tax & shipping)

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin'Up! Sunday Swap Day: You're Lovely!

Hey there! It's Sunday again, which means it's Sunday-swap-sharing day! yay!

Today I have a couple of fun cards using the Sale-a-bration set, You're Lovely:


This swap has Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Whisper White for its main colors, with a pop of Calypso Coral for the flower. A Tea Lace Doily, Whisper White Baker's Twine, the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, and Pearls Basic Jewels make this card a winner!


My second swap to show you today was created by Susie Wood. Susie combined Crumb Cake, Basic Black, and a pop of Whisper White to create a very visually pleasing creation!

Stamps used are the You're Lovely stamp set, (free with a $50 order for just a couple more weeks, what are you waiting for? Get yours from my Online Store today!) Gorgeous Grunge, and Hardwood Background.

Big Shot products used are the Lattice Bigz Die and Deco Label Framelits.

Accessories are Tea Lace Doilies, White Chalk Marker, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

That's all for now. If you haven't taken the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop, go back to yesterday's post and start hoppin'!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2014

Stampin' Up! Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop:Hoppity Hop Hop!


NOTE: Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to download the tutorial for today's projects!!!!1

Hey there! Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop March Edition: Hoppity Hop Hop! If you are already on the hop you just arrived from Stella MacKay's blog, StellarStamps where you saw Stella's gorgeous Easter Bunny Basket Card! Love it!

My creation for you today is a little "suite" of two coordinating 3-D items that I absolutely love:

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My suite consists of a Coastal Cabana Easter Basket and a sponge-daubered Mini Muslin treat bag with a double-gift tag!

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The basket is super-easy to make with just a 4" x 5" piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock and one more 1/2" x 4" itty-bitty strip for the handle. I inked just the "hello" from the "hello baby" stamp in Teeny Tiny Wishes, then punched it out with one of the Little Labels Punch Pack labels. I tied a bit of Linen Thread in a bow, then glue-dotted it to the basket.

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I used acrylic paint and Sponge Daubers to stamp the polka-dots on the Mini Muslin Bag for a spring-y, easter-y look! I had just a few colors of acrylic paint in my stash, and no pink, so I added a drop of Primrose Petals to white and stirred it with a toothpick before stamping on the bag. The yellow paint was also a little bit too dark, so I added a bit of white paint to it to tone it down.

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I used the bunny from the "Baby, We've Grown" stamp set, stamped on a scrap of Watercolor Paper, watercolored with an Aquapainter and inkpad lid ink, and cut out with the smallest Oval Collection Framelit Die. I mounted it on a Scalloped Tag Topper Punched piece of Afternoon Tea Designer Paper.

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I stamped a Very Vanilla Scalloped Tag Topper Tag with the string of hearts from the Make Note This and That Rotary Stamp and Coastal Cabana ink. The greeting is from Delightful Dozen. I added a strip of Coastal Cabana cut with the Fringe Scissors. The "eggs" hiding in the grass are actually punched with another of the Little Labels Punch Pack punches and then cut in half.

You can download a tutorial to make these two projects by clicking on this link:

Download Hoppity Hop Hop Projects March 2014

Then click on THIS LINK to purchase the supplies you need from my Online Store!

That's all for now! To continue on to the next blog in the hop, click on the link below to see what Judy Garza has created for you. You're gonna love it!

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If you want to go back to Stella, click on this link:




Stamping Alert!!!!! The April "Happiest Day" class will be held on Thursday, April 3rd and Friday, April 4th, both from 1-9 p.m. All three projects for this class will be chosen from my favorites from this month's blog hop (hard to decide, I know, as they are all fantabulous!!!!) just in time for Easter!!!!

Fee for this class is always a low $15 for all three projects or free with a $30 order placed at class.

BRING A BUDDY BONUS!!!! Bring a buddy to this class, (adults only please) and you and the buddy will receive your choice of one of my projects from today's post, completed and FREE!!!!

Send me a $30 order, or place one in my Online Store by Friday, April 4th to receive all three class projects completed by mail!

Please RSVP for this class as soon as you can!

 Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Glitz & Glam Class Samples!

Hey there! My next class here at my house is Saturday, March 15, 1-5 p.m. Here are the 5 projects we will be making for the $25 fee or the free with a $50 order. I still have open seats, so contact me to RSVP today!


This card uses Another Great Year, Gold Fancy Foil Vellum, Gold heat embossing, Gold Foil Sheets, and the free-for-a couple-more-weeks punch, Banner Punch!


Next we will be making this quick and cute little card using  a greeting from A Dozen Thoughts, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, and the Bitty Butterfly punch:

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Inside is a sentiment from the Express Yourself Hostess set and another Gold Foil Bitty Butterfly:

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This happy card is created with Soft Suede, Brushed Gold, Whisper White cardstocks, Happy Watercolor greeting, cut out with an Apothecary Accents Framelit Die, and Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape.

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Inside is a sentiment from the free-when-you-order $50 Sale-a-bration set, See Ya Later, stamped with Gold Mettalic Encore ink:

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Make a Wish stamped in Jet Black Stazon with a trimmed leaf from the Bird Builder Punch for the candle flame. A stamp from Gorgeous Grunge is stamped with Silver Metallic Encore ink, as well as a star from the SAB set, Banner Blast. Gold Foil stars punched with one of the Merry Minis Punch Pack finishes it off:

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Another Make a Wish Stamp on the inside:

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"Congratulations" from Sassy Salutations, accented with a star cut out with one of the Circle Card Framelit Dies, then filled in with Gold Foil gives this card a lot of "pop"! Two of the corners were rounded with the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch board. Single Gold Sequins un-strung from the Gold Sequin Trim finish it off:

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Finallly, what's a congratualtions card without a graduation sentiment, this one from Pure Gumption:

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That's all for now. After my class Saturday I will edit my post to add the class handouts for each project so you will be able to shop for all the supplies you need for these cards in my Online Store.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Speaking of tomorrow, please come back tomorrow for the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop! In addition to my creation in keeping with the "Hoppity Hop Hop" theme, you will be able to tour 12 more blog's-worth of Easter and spring creations!



Stampin' Up! Simple Stems!

Hey there! Things have been pretty hectic around here the past few days, so much so that I finally sat down tonight and stamped something new:

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I love the Simple Stems set in the Occasions Catalog, and this flower that I stamped with Melon Mambo ink in particular. Isn't it just gorgeous?

My color palette is Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, and Melon Mambo, very fresh, lush, and spring-y!

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I used sentiments from Blessings from Heaven inside and out.

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I stamped and fussy-cut my favorite blossom with Melon Mambo on Very Vanilla. I added the tiniest pearls to the center of the bloom and randomly in the greeting.

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I stamped the blossom on a piece of scrap paper, then cut it out with my Paper Snips to create a mask to cover the bottom row of stamped blossoms before stamping the second row. I put a bit of 2-way glue on the back of my mask, then let it air-dry to Post-it-Note consistency so I could cover, stamp, then remove the mask so it wouldn't harm my creation.

That's all for now. It's really late (1 a.m), so if I want to have any brains for my stamping tomorrow I had better get to bed!

Before I go, here's a supply list to use when you shop in my Online Store:

Simple Stems #133098 wood-mount $23.95, #133101 clear-mount $17.95

Blessings from Heaven #128487 wood-mount $18.95, #123052 clear-mount $14.95

Basic Black cardstock: #121045 $6.95

Wild Wasabi cardstock: #108641 $6.95

Very Vanilla cardstock: #101650 $8.50

Modern Medly Designer Paper: #126926 $10.95

Jet Black StazON ink: #101406 $7.95

Melon Mambo ink: #126948 $5.95

Wild Wasabi ink:#126959 $5.95

Oval Collections Framelits: #129381 $26.95

Pearls Basic Jewels: #119247 $4.95

Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon: #119261 $5.95

SNAIL adhesive: #104332 $6.95

Stampin' Dimensionals: #104430 $3.95

Glue Dots: #103683 $4.95

Paper Snips #103579 $9.95

This is REALLy all for now! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin'Up! Another Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Card!

Hey there. Had a busy day today, but most of it was non-stamping related, so I will just cut right to it and show you my card:


Another Scalloped Tag Topper card closure, this time using the Hardwood Background stamp and a greeting from Petite Pairs, punched with the Ticket Duo Punch! You can see the lattice much better on this card than the one yesterday because I used one of the flower punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack!


Inside I recycled the Crumb Cake ink on the Hardwood stamp by breathing on it to remoisten the ink and then lightly pressing the Very Vanilla layer on it to just get a faint image. Stamped inside is the companion phrase from Petite Pairs.

I am really lovin' coordinating my envelopes with the Envelope Liner Framelit Dies! It just give it all such an elegant look!

Here's your shopping list for today's card. Go HERE to order your supplies, or click on any of the highlited images to go directly to my Online Store:

Hardwood Background (Occasions catalog) #133032 $17.95 wood-mount, #133035 $13.95 clear-mount

Petite Pairs #128706 $28.95 wood-mount, #122497 $20.95 clear-mount

Sahara Sand 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock: #121043 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Crumb Cake 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock: #120953 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Very Vanilla 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock: #101650 $8.50 (40 sheets)

Blushing Bride 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock: #131198 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Pear PIzzazz 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock: #131201 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Crumb Cake inkpad #126975 $5.95

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch #133324 $22.95

Ticket Duo Punch #126883 $15.95

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309 $16.95

Bird Builder Punch #117191 $16.95

Chevron Border Punch #132154 $21.95

Pearls Basic Jewels #119247 $4.95

Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes #107300 $6.50 (40 envelopes)

Subtles  Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks #130135 $21.95

Stampin' Trimmer: #126889 $29.95

Blushing Bride 1/8" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #131209 $4.95

SNAIL adhesive: #104332 $6.95

Stampin' Dimensionals: 104430 $3.95

Glue Dots: #103683 $4.95

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2014

Stampin' Up! Wildflower Meadow!

Hey there! Hope you've had as good of a Sunday as I've had! Most of the fam here for lunch and the afternoon, then homemade pizza after nighttime church!

I've been playing with my punches quite a bit, working on cards to encourage me that spring is really coming:

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I sponged the raised image from embossing the Wisteria Wonder layer with the Wildfower Meadow Textured Impressions Folder with Wisteria Wonder ink to make it "pop".

After I adhered the Petite-Petals-punched flowers to the trellis, I realized you really can't see the trellis, but I like it anyway!

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I stamped a sentiment from Feel Goods, and the teapot/vase image from Tea Party on the inside. I stamped the watercolor splotch from Happy Watercolor behind the flowers to add a little color to the Jet Black StazOn stamped image.

That's all for now. The spring forward to Daylight Savings Time has wiped me out!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Find all the supplies to make this card, click HERE to go to my Online Store or click on any of the highlighted products listed below:

Simply Sketched Hostess (Happy Birthday Wishes) #129669 wood-mount, #129672 clear-mount

Feel Goods #131916 wood-mount $25.95 #129684 clear-mount $18.95

Tea Party #129135 wood-mount $22.95, $129138 clear-mount $16.95

Happy Watercolor #

Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #100730 $8.50 (40 sheets)

Wisteria Wonder 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #122922 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Pear Pizzazz 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #131201 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper #131390 $10.95

Wisteria Wonder Inkpad #126985 $5.95

Elegant Eggplant Inkpad #126969 $5.95

Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Folder #129376 $7.95

Circle Card Thinlet Dies (frame around happy birthday greeting) #133480 $32.95

Chevron Border Punch #132154 $21.95

Petite Petals Punch#133322 $12.95

Bird Builder Punch (leaves) #117191 $16.95

Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246 $4.95

Stampin' Sponges #101610 $3.50

SNAIL adhesive #104332 $6.95

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95

Glue Dots #103683 $4.95


All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2014

Stampin'Up! Sunday Swap Day: Eggstra Spectacular!

Hey there. With Easter fast approaching (only a little over a month away!), I thought I had better share these two swaps I received in February using the Eggstra Spectacular stamp set from the Occasions Catalog:


Laura Milligan used the Chevron Textured Impressions Folder to add a look of "hopping" to coordinate with the "hoppy easter" bunny stamp. She added a little peek of tea lace doily to the tag she created with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, grass cut with the fringe scissors, and a little "pom" purchased from a craft department for the bunny tail. A tiny Pink Pirouette butterfly from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit, a piece of Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon and a bow of White Baker's Twin finish this card off perfectly!


Tammy Ackerson used Strawberry Slush cardstock and Designer Paper with a White Tea Lace Doily to create the perfect background for the little "hoppy easter" bunny on this card. A Pearl Basic Jewel serves as this bunny's tail!

Well, that's all for now. Quick and cute today!

Here's your supply list when you go to my Online Store to shop:

Card #1:

Eggstra Spectacular #133068 wood-mount $15.95, #133071 clear-mount $11.95

Soft Sky 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #131203 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Whisper White  8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #100730 $8.50 (40 sheets)

Gumball Green 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #126840 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Pink Pirouette 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #111351 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Basic Gray inkpad #126981 $5.95

Chevron Textured Impressions Folder #127749 $7.95

Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138 $11.95

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch #133324 $22.95

Fringe Scissors #123325 $9.95

Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $126848 $8.95

Whisper White Baker's Twine #124262 $2.95

Tea Lace Doilies #129399 $2.95

Card #2:

Strawberry Slush 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #131295 $6.95 (24 sheets)

2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack #130136 $21.95 ( 40 sheets 12"x12")

Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11 cardstock #107300 $8.50 (40 sheets)

Basic Gray inkpad #126981 $5.95

Tea Lace Doilies #129399 $2.95

Circle Collection Framelits #130911 $26.95

Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder #117355 $7.95

Pearls Basic Jewels #119247 $4.95

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2014