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March 2014

Stampin'Up! Lattice Die Cross!

Hey there. With the time changing tonight to Daylight Savings time, it has me thinking the spring has GOT to get here eventually, right?

Spring always makes me think of Easter, which is why I have this card for you today using  the Lattice Bigz Die:

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It's a fun and easy way to use the die. Here's an illustration of  how to cut lattice to get the cross look:


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You can find everything on the shopping list for this card in my Online Store:

Lattice Bigz Die #115958 $21.95

Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder #121809 $7.95

Delightful Dozen (happy easter) #128547 wood-mount $32.95, #122652 clear-mount $24.95

Trust God (God bless) #132094 wood-mount $19.95, #126702 clear-mount $14.95

Take Care (nest & eggs on inside) #132088 wood-mount $25.95, #127805 clear-mount $18.95

Hardwood Background (stamped on the cross) #133032 wood-mount $17.95, #133035 clear-mount $13.95

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

Naturals Ivory 8 1/2" x 11 cardstock: #101849 $7.95 (24 sheets)

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

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

Daffodil Delight 8 1/2" x 11 cardstock: #119683 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Crumb Cake inkpad: #126975 $5.95

Pool Party inkpad: #126982 $5.95

Bird Builder punch: #117191 $16.95

Boho Blossoms punch: #119858 $16.95

Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack: #118309 $16.95

Pearls Basic Jewels: #119247 $4.95

SNAIL adhesive: #104432 $6.95

Stampin' Dimensionals: #104430 $3.95

That's all for now. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wonder Washi Sunburst Card!

Hey there. I saved one more set of washi tape cards to show you today. This set has generally the same layout but I used the Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape from the Occasions Catalog:

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These two cards are almost split-negatives of each other! One on Whisper White, one of Basic Black. I ran both through the Chevron Textured Impressions Folder.
The greeting is from Starburst Sayings, gold-embossed  and cut with a Starburst Framelit Die. I layerd both on a Brushed Gold circle cut with a Circles Collection Framelit Die.

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Inside I stamped sentiments from Happy Watercolor and Express Yourself Hostess above with Gold Encore Metallic ink. I used the same ink for the sentiment from Simply Sketched Hostess  below.

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Funny thing about the title "Watercolor Wonder" Washi Tape. Where is the watercolor? It's gold! lol!

That's all for now. Tomorrow I have a card for you using the Chevron Border punch to create a lattice look, so come back and see me!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Here's your shopping list for these cards. You will find all the supplies in my Online Store:

Starburst Sayings Bundle (Occasions Catalog): #134817 wood-mount $44.95, #134818 clear-mount $38.95

Happy Watercolor (Occasions): #133188 wood-mount $29.95, #133191 $21.95

Express Yourself (Annual Catalog) - Hostesses only

Simply Sketched Hostess (Annual) -Hostesses only

Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape (Occasions):#133000 $4.95

Basic Black 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock: #121045 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Brushed Gold 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock: #102935 $7.95 (10 sheets)

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

Embossing Buddy: #103083 $5.95

Versamark: #102283 $7.50

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder: #109129 $4.75

Heat Tool: #129053 $29.95

Chevron Textured Impressions Folder: #127749 $7.95

Circles Collection Framelits Dies: #130911 $26.95

SNAIL adhesive: #104332 $6.95

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95


Stampin' Up! Washi Tape is Wonderful!

Hey there! Typepad (my blogging platform) was down last night, so I was unable to get my blog post up before I went to bed. I have a bunch of fun cards for you today using washi tape, so let's get started!

My first sample for you I CASED from Rachel Tessman of Canada. Retro Fresh Washi tape was laid on the card front in a radiating pattern that gives it an all-over look of designer paper. Washi tape is a low-tack tape, so if you haven't pressed it down onto the cardstock you can lift and re-position a little without tearing the paper. The little stamped stars are from the Sale-a-bration Banner Blast set in Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, and Coastal Cabana ink. The greeting is from You're Amazing, and rhinestones were added for a little sparkle.

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The inside is quick and easy too, using a greeting from Delightful Dozen:

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I stepped-up this next card for a workshop Make-n-take by adding a card base of Tangerine Tango and a few gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim. You can use Glue Dots or Tombow Glue to attach the sequins.

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Stampers at the workshop will have their choice from the Delightful Dozen greeting or this one from "Yippee-Skippee!" They will also line their envelope with a bit of Retro Fresh Designer Paper and an Envelope Liner Framelit.

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For a more masculine look, I used the same layout but switched to Epic Day This and That Washi Tape and a greeting from Countless Sayings 2 photopolymer. Card base is Basic Gray and inks are Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, and Crumb Cake.


Delightful Dozen on the inside again and I added some more washi tape to keep the continuity going:


I love that we have more than a couple of washi tapes to choose from! Three rolls in each package with 5 yards per roll for only $4.95!

I used Gingham Garden Washi tape for my feminine sample. Daffodil Delight card base, then the little flower from the Banner Blast stamp set stamped in Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Island Indigo.


Up close you can see the detail of the scalloped paper-piercing. I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack as my guide. Just a little bit of piercing adds such a fun detail! Greeting from You're Amazing again.

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Inside is another greeting from the You're Amazing stamp set.

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As you can see from these samples, it doesn't require a lot of supplies to create multiple looks with one layout. A limited supply challenge can be fun!

That's all for now. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Here's your shopping list for my Online Store:

You're Amazing #132103 wood-mount $30.95, #126722 clear-mount $22.95

Delightful Dozen  #128547 wood-mount $32.95, #122652 clear-mount $24.95

Yippee Skippee #131341 wood-mount $18.95, #131344 clear-mount $14.95

Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer stamp set #135893 $13.95

Banner Blast stamp set (Sale-a-bration brochure - free with a $50 order)

Retro Fresh Washi Tape (Occasions Catalog) #133001 $4.95

Epic Day This and That Washi Tape #131269 $4.95

Gingham Garden Washi Tape #129314 $4.95

Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #100730 $8.50

Tangerine Tango 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #111349 $6.95

Coastal Cabana 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #131297 $6.95

Basic Gray 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #121044 $6.95

Daffodil Delight 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #119683 $6.95

Tangerine Tango inkpad #126946 $5.95

Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker (available only in the Brights Assorted Marker set #131259 $28.95 for set of 10)

Coastal Cabana inkpad #131175 $5.95

Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write Marker (available only in the 2013-2015 In-Color Marker set #131260 $14.95 for set of 5)

So Saffron inkpad #126957 $5.95

Basic Black inkpad #126980 $5.95

Crumb Cake inkpad #126975 $5.95

Daffodil Delight inkpad #126944 $5.95

Melon Mambo inkpad #126948 $5.95

Island Indigo inkpad #126986 $5.95

Rhinestone Basic Jewels#129324 $4.95

Gold Sequin Trim (Occasions Catalog) #132983 $4.95

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies #132172 $26.95

Click on any item from the list and you will be taken directly to my online store!

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

Stampin'Up! Baby We've Grown Goes Retro!

Hey there. Things are starting to thaw out around here, but I'm still sticking pretty close to home!

Today I have the final card in my "Baby We've Grown" series. This time I used the little owl family stamp, Retro Fresh Designer Paper, Label Collection Framelits, and the Painter's Tape Technique:


I used the fun-fold technique for my card base. You can download the directions for the fun-fold by going to this post HERE.

This card fold always needs a slightly-larger than normal envelope, so I made my own with my Envelope Punch Board.

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I took the colors for the Painter's Tape Technique from the Retro Fresh Designer Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango, and Coastal Cabana. I masked off the "baby we've grown" words below the owls with another piece of painter's tape, inked up the owls, then removed the tape before stamping them without the words. The "welcome baby" words are from Petite Pairs.

I added Tempting Turquoise and  Tangerine Tango Candy Dots to pull a bit more of the colors into the greeting. Candy Dots area MUST HAVE for your cards! They come in all four color families and there are 10 of each of the 10 colors in each family. At $5.95 for 100 total, they are a great value and add so much to a card!

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On the backside I inked up just the baby owl and used the corresponding sentiment from Petite Pairs.

This is the last card in my "Baby, We've Grown" triad. I will be back tomorrow with the first of two lattice cards made with the Chevron Border Punch, so please stop by!

Here's the New Weekly Deals (25% Savings!):


You can order these and the supplies to make today's card in my ONLINE STORE:

Baby We've Grown #133086 Wood-mount $23.95, #133089 Clear-mount $17.95

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

Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper #132993 $10.95

Baked Brown Sugar 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #131296 $6.95

Very Vanilla 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #101650 $8.50

Coastal Cabana 8 /12" x 11 cardstock #131297 $6.95

Baked Brown Sugar inkpad #131174 $5.95

Tangerine Tango inkpad #126946 $5.95

Coastal Cabana inkpad #131175 $5.95

Jet Black StazOn inkpad #101406 $7.95

Label Collection Framelits #125598 $26.95

Envelope Punch Board #133774 $19.95

Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 $29.95

7/8" Scallop Circle Punch #129404 $12.95

1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch #127811 $15.95

Bright's Candy Dots #130931 $5.95

SNAIL adhesive #104332 $6.95

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95

Painter's Tape (any store that sells paint and painting supplies)

Click on any of the highlighted products and you will instantly be shopping!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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

Stampin'Up! Baby We've Grown for the Boys!

Hey there! Today's post is a continuation from yesterday's using "Baby, We've Grown" from the Occasions Catalog, this time for a boy!

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Circle Card Thinlet Die again, with Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, and Whisper White for my colors. Texture was added with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Folder.

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On the "flip" side is another stamp from "Baby We've Grown", colored with my Blender Pen and ink from my Soft Sky inkpad. I added another "baby" Envelope Punch Board envelope to insert a gift card.

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Here's the bunny up close so you could see how I watercolored him with Smoky Slate  ink and my Blender Pen. I added some darker lines of Smoky Slate along the edges to give him some shadows. Even though I am not very experienced at watercolor, this stamp made adding the shading easy!

I stamped the bow tie area of the bunny on a bit of Soft Sky Designer Paper, then fussy-cut with Paper Snips. I laid the bow tie on my Silicone Craft Mat before adding a bit of SNAIL to it. The SNAIL stuck just to the paper but not to the mat or anything else! yay!

The "cute boy" words from the little boy shoes in the set. I used a Basic Gray Stampin' Write marker to only ink the words before stamping on Soft Sky carstock. One of the punches from the Little Labels Punch Pack punched it out perfectly!

That's all for now. I've been working on several fun new projects you will be seeing soon.Tomorrow is my final "Baby We've Grown" card for now, this time with the little owl family stamp, so come back to see me on Wednesday!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Here's the supply list for today's card to reference when you shop in my Online Store:

Circle Card Thinlet Dies #133480 $32.95

Baby We've Grown #133086 Wood-mount $23.95, #133089 Clear-mount $17.95

Smoky Slate 8 1/2" x 11 cardstock #131202

Soft Sky 8 1/2" x 11 cardstock #131203 $6.95

Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #100730 $8.50

Jet Black StazOn inkpad #101406 $7.95

Soft Sky inkpad #131181 $5.95

Smoky Slate inkpad #131179 $5.95

Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Folder #130916 $7.95

Little Labels Punch Pack #126881 $16.95

Paper Snips #103579 $9.95

 Envelope Punch Board #133774 $19.95

Click on any of the highlighted products and you will instantly be shopping!

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

Stampin' Up! Baby We've Grown in Blushing Bride and Baked Brown Sugar!

Hey there! Well, the weatherman was right again wasn't he? No church today, no family, just a quiet day at home stamping. I've been having a blast playing with my stamps, punches, and Big Shot, yes I have!

My effort to show you today uses the adorable Occasions Catalog set, Baby We've Grown. I chose Baked Brown Sugar for my Circle Card Thinlet Die base, and then used Blushing Bride and Whisper White for added girly-ness!

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I used patterns from the Subtles and Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stacks, and the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Folder on the front Blushing Bride panel.

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I needed a smaller envelope than any of the dimensions on the Envelope Punch Board listed, so I created my own with a 4" x 4" square of Baked Brown Sugar Designer Paper, then punched and scored at 2" on all four sides. It turned out perfect to slide in the giftcard! The sentiment on the "flip" side of the circle is also from Baby We've Grown and cuts out perfectly with the smallest Sunburst Framelits Die, then layered on a 1 1/4" Scallop Circle of Blushing Bride.

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In a close-up of the focal image you can see I did a little watercoloring with a Blender Pen and ink I pressed into the lid of the inkpad. I colored as lightly as I could because Whisper White cardstock can start "pilling up" if it gets rubbed while damp too much.
I pieced the scallops just a tiny bit with my Paper-Piercing Tool, and then added the tiniest of tiny Pearls Basic Jewels to the buckles of these sweet little baby patent leathers!

That's all for now! I have a boy version of this card to share with you tomorrow, so come back and see me, ok? Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Here's the supply list for when you go shopping in my Online Store:

Circle Card Thinlet Dies #133480 $32.95

Baby We've Grown #133086 Wood-mount $23.95, #133089 Clear-mount $17.95

Baked Brown Sugar 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #131296 $6.95

Blushing Bride 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #131198 $6.95

Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock #100730 $8.50

Jet Black StazOn inkpad #101406 $7.95

Baked Brown Sugar inkpad #131174 $5.95

Blushing Bride inkpad #131172 $5.95

Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Folder #127751 $7.95

Circle Collection Framelits Dies #130911 $26.95

Envelope Punch Board #133774 $19.95

Neutrals Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack #130132 $21.95

Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack #130135 $21.95

Blender Pens #102845 $9.95 (3 per pack)

Pearls Basic Jewels #119247 $4.95

Whisper White Medium Envelopes #107301 $6.50

Click on any of the highlighted products and you will instantly be shopping!

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

Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day! Sale-a-bration!

Hey there! As I am typing this a big "winter storm" is supposed to be on its' way: sleet, snow, freezing rain, and ice. It hasn't started yet, but everyone has "battened down the hatches" in readiness!

I received a new batch of monthly swaps this week, so I have a treat for all of us today, swaps using freebies from the Sale-a-bration brochure! Let's get started!


First, a scalloped tag topper-closure card from Barb Dykhouse. Barb used Sweet Sorbet Sale-a-bration paper, Petal Parade Sale-a-bration stamps, the Blossom Punch, and Gold Baker's Twine!


Kelly Acheson used the See Ya Later Sale-a-bration stamp set with the Arrows Textured Impressions Folder, Banners Framelits, Owl Builder Punch heart, and the Petite Pennants Builder Punch to create a miniature version of the alligator I made for Cohen's birthday card! Just like I did, Kelly used the Sale-a-bration Decorative Dots Folder to emboss the alligator snout! Stampin_up_petal_parade_jackieordway
Jackie Ordway used Sweet Sorbet SAB designer paper and the Petal Parade stamp set for her creation!


Dawm Klein united Sweet Sorbet paper, Decorative Dots folder, Floral Frames Framelit Dies, Starburst Sayings stamps, Gorgeous Grunge stamps, 1" Circle Punch, Pansy Punch, and the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack for her stunning creation!


Last but definitely not least, Ruth Bingle used the Petal Parade SAB stamp set with the Triple Time stamping technique to create this easy-but-impressive card! The greeting is from Sassy Salutations and the colors are Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, & Whisper White.

That's all for now. You can shop to your heart's content for any of the supplies to make these cards by going to My Online Store. For every $50 your order you will be able to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. When you order $150, you will choose three free SAB items AND you will get to choose $25 more product for free!

Enjoy your Sunday! Thanks so much for stopping in to see me today. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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

Stampin' Up! Scallop Tag Topper Punch Card Closure!

Hey there! I've had one of those rare days when I was able to stamp and play all day! I didn't even get out of my jammies! yay!

I completed 4 new cards, and have a fifth one almost done, but I took a break to take pics of the completed ones and get this blog post up!

I will be eeking these out to you over the next few days! Here's the first one using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch to create a unique and fancy card closure:


When I first saw this card online, I thought the Scalloped Tag Topper ends were actually the ends of a belly-band wrapped around the card, but closer inspection reveals they are punched into the edges of the card and then the excess on each side are cut away with the Paper Trimmer! Such a NEAT idea! This card also doesn't require any more than the standard card base dimensions of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"!


I used a stamp from my sadly neglected A Round Array for the greeting set amongst the Pool Party/Petite Petals-punched flowers.

Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon and Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding blend perfectly with the Baked Brown Sugar in the Fresh Prints Designer Paper and the Coastal Cabans flowers.


A close-up of the closure.

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The inside is stamped with one of the stamps from the Sale-a-bration See Ya Later. I used some of my painter's tape to mask off the cloud and the sun when I inked it with Baked Brown Sugar ink, then removed the tape before stamping.

This card could be for several different occasions, but I decided to make it a birthday card with a single phrase from Petite Pairs!

That's all for now. Here's the supply list for your shopping in MY ONLINE STORE:

Peite Petals stamps/punch Bundle: #134821 wood-mount $24.50, #134822 clear-mount $21.25

A Round Array: #129087 wood-mount $18.95, #129090 clear-mount $14.95

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch: #133324 $22.95

Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack: #132996 $6.95

Naturals White 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock: #102316 $7.50

Pool Party 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock: #122924 $6.95

Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11 cardstock: #100730 $8.50

Coastal Cabana inkpad: #131175 $5.95

Baked Brown Sugar inkpad: #131174 $5.95

7/8" Scallop Circle punch:#129404 $12.95

Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon: #132982 $6.95

Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding:#125582 $6.95

Rhinestone Basic Jewels: #119246 $4.95

2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch: #118874 $16.95

1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch: #127811 $15.95

Just ONE month left of Sale-a-bration! Just 31 days left to place your order and choose a new freebie with every $50 you spend!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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