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Bloomin' Love Valentine Panel Card


A simply elegant Valentine was created using Stampin' Up!'s Bloomin' Love Stamp Set of 16 photopolymer images, #140643! A die cut heart using a Sweet & Sassy Framelits Die was layered onto a Silver Metallic Foil Doily.


Colors: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red.


To create your own unique fold PANEL CARD, cut base card  8-1/2" X 5-1/2" and score at 2" and 3-1/8" from both ends. Try it, then send your Valentine some love!!

Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies

#141707 - $35 for 15 dies

Sweet & Sassy Framelits $35




If you'd like to attend my classes, now you can! This To-Go-Class Kit contains 6 classic & sassy red cards bases, the gorgeous new BEAUTIFUL YOU Stamp Set and the sweet new SENDING LOVE Designer Series Paper Stack, all by Stampin' Up! These unique gal cards fit into the Gift Folder for a thoughtful gift! A photo tutorial is part of this kit. You'll have lots of Designer Paper for other projects after making this kit. 

Order by Jan. 28, 2017 8pm Eastern Time

Watch for my quarterly KITS!


6 - Real Red cut & scored card stock bases

6 - Whisper White Envelopes

1 - Scored Real Red Gift Folder with adhesive

1 - Sending Love Designer Series Paper 6X6" STACK of 48 sheets pg. 15 in Occ. Catalog

1 - Beautiful You Stamp Set of 13 images & sentiments SEE BELOW

30" - Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine

1 - 1-1/2" Real Red punched Circle

1 - Photo Tutorial with measurements & assembly directions in PDF format

SHIPPING DATE is Feb. 9th via Priority Mail to US addresses only


PRICES: include Priority Shipping

Clear mounted Stamp KIT w/ tutorial $ 55

Wood mounted Stamp KIT w/ tutorial $ 65

Photo Tutorial ONLY, emailed Feb. 9th  $ 8


Email me to order:

[email protected]

Beautiful You

Sealed With Love Bundle, Tri-Fold Card


Today's Valentine is a showy Tri-Fold design. This requires 12X12" cardstock. Start with your Real Red cardstock cut to 12" X 5-1/2". Score at 4-1/4", 7-1/4" and 10-1/4". A Belly Band holds the card flat and the band's measurement is flexible. Mine is 1" X 9-1/2". The feature is the sweet Sending Love Design Series Papers!

Tri fold valentine

I like to give the Belly Band a cute FOCAL point! LOVE THE LIPS STAMP!!! 


Here is the total presentation! I alternated the Designer Series Paper: dark/light/dark so it pops. This BUNDLE saves you 10% and is sooo VERSATILE! Have you made your Valentines yet??

Sealed with Love BUNDLE

#144705 - $45.75

27 photopolymer images & 14 dies

Sealed with Love Bundle $45.75

A Foxy Valentine for Him


Stampin' Up!'s "Foxy Friends Bundle" creates the PERFECT Valentine for HIM!! The 29 photopolymer stamps are combined with the Fox Builder Punch in this bundle to save you 10% and give you GREAT versatility to make LOT of different critters!!


The colors are Real Red, Basic Grey and Whisper White. Be sure to cock the Fox's head to give him a sassy look!


Foxy Friends Bundle

#142326 - $40.50

29 photopolymer images & coordinating punch

Foxy Friends Bundle $40.50

Bloomin' Love Stamp Set begins Valentine Postings


This is the beginning of Valentine ideas for YOU to make for your friends and loved ones! This Pop of Pink Designer Series Washi Tape card is a FAST one! I created a tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch #133324 and Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272. Starting at the top, I applied the Washi Tape in 3 designs, then stamps, then applied 3 more rows of Washi Tape. I cut off the excess tag at the bottom. EASY, because Washi Tape is REPOSITIONABLE!!


I keep my Washi Tape in the specific designer grouping by using an office binder ring. It's simple to open and remove or change the rolls of tape!


It's time to get ready for Valentines!! Click in tomorrow for another idea!

Bloomin' Love Stamp Set

#140643 - $17 for 16 photopolymer images

Coordinating Thinlits Dies are available

Bloomin' Love $17

Do More with So Detailed Thinlits Dies


A quick review of my last post: Use a So Detailed Thinlits die cut as a STENCIL! Today I used TWO colors as I sponged the design on a card front.


I chose Dapper Denim & Bermuda Bay pads.


I made 2 versions of this card. This is the quick, simple one.


This is my FAVORITE! I cut a Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper die cut to lay over the stenciled area! WOW, what a POP! I LOVE Glimmer Paper... as you already know!!


Try this idea with your So Detailed Thinlits Dies! Don't own them yet? Buy them NOW, in a great BUNDLE & $AVE 10%!

So in Love BUNDLE 

#144738 wood - $54.75

#144739 clear - $47.50

So in Love Bundle



Used Stamp Sale Saturday


Annual Used Stamp SALE

Sat., Jan. 28th 8-1pm

5060 San Rocco off Madrid

Punta Gorda, FL

I've been busy pricing, pricing BARGAINS for YOU!! Bring your friends and don't be late! In fairness to all, NO early sales. Three demonstrators are participating!

PARTIAL LIST: Rubber Stamps, Sizzix Dies, Cardstocks, Inks, Lots of Paper Punches, Kits, Designer Series Papers, Embellishments. Also: books, clothes, household items, toys, like new infant car seat, free bike for parts. MORE!!

Do more with So Detailed Thinlits Dies


We ALL love versatility! Check out what I did with Stampin' Up!'s SO DETAILED Thinlits!!


I needed a coordinating envelope for this Valentine. So, I cut an extra die cut from the same die used on my card. I lightly attached it to the envelope flap, just to hold it in place.


Using a sponge dauber, I pounced on heavy color using a Real Red ink pad.


I gently pulled away the die and I have the perfect coordinating envelope flap! The Die Cut was used as a stencil! As a BONUS, I can use the Red Stencil on another project! Another variation in my NEXT post! Stop back.



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Avant Garden Free Stamp Set


This Avant Garden Stamp Set is a FREE ITEM during the Sale-A-Bration Promo when you purchase $50! 


I love the retro color combo of Pool Party & Real Red!! It's FRESH and BOLD!


Ribbon Trick: Put a strip of Tear & Tape on your card stock. Using your thumb, make tiny  crooked pleats as you press the ribbon into the tape. Practice it gets easier each time!


Select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for EACH & EVERY $50 you purchase...PLUS Earn a Rewards Star from me on my frequent shopper plan!! Download your form - it's under the SHOP & ORDER Banner on the right. Download SAB_2017 for the Sale-A-Bration Brochure of FREE items and details.

Join my Team, called North Star Stampers, and select TWO FREE Stamps Sets with your $99 Starter Kit!! It's a GREAT deal whether you want to build a business or simply be a discount purchaser!! ASK me for details: [email protected]

Seaside Shore Valentine


Check out this COASTAL Valentine!! Don't you LOVE the Red Glimmer Heart Shaped bubbles??


By stamping OFF THE PAGE on both sides, you create "motion!"


These colors are Pool Party & Real Red. The Confetti Hearts Border Punch created the bubbles.


If your sweetie loves the beach, here is your perfect Valentine card design!!

Seaside Shore Stamp Set

#141625 - Clear $21

#141622 - Wood $29

Seaside Shore $29 and 21

To-Go-Class now available


If you'd like to attend my classes, now you can! This To-Go-Class contains 6 classic & sassy red cards using the gorgeous new BEAUTIFUL YOU Stamp Set paired with the sweet new SENDING LOVE Designer Series Paper Stack, both by Stampin' Up! These unique gal cards fit into a Gift Folder for a thoughtful gift! A photo tutorial is part of this kit. BOTH Designer Paper & Stamp Set are NEW in the 2017 Occasions Catalog!! You'll have lots of Designer Paper for other projects. Order by Jan. 28, 2017. Watch for my quarterly KITS!

Email me for more details & ordering:

[email protected]


Happy Celebrations


My mind is full of HAPPY!! I LOVE these easy, quick cards!! I created them with the NEW "Happy Celebrations" stamp set by Stampin' Up! The word "happy" is one image so you do NOT have to line up any letters! My tip: use a medium to dark color for the words and a lighter tint for the cascading dots!


This is a NO LAYER version using Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride. Really fast!


Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum.

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Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron.


Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party.

Try your favorite color combos! This is a super versatile stamp set!!

Happy Celebrations

#143012 - $35

22 photopolymer stamps

Happy Celebrations $35 OC


Cool Treats


Escape to SUMMER! "Cool Treats" BUNDLE is a fabulous way to create HAPPINESS!! Build your favorite calorie-free cool snack by adding the coordinating "Tasty Treats" Specialty Designer Series Paper! #142770 - $13.00


This Panel Card sends a YUMMY message to any age!! Base card is 8-1/2" X 5-1/2" scored at 2" and 3-1/8" from both ends. The ice cream bowl and spoon are die cut from SILVER FOIL PAPER.


Panel cards fold flat and fit a standard A2 envelope. I made mine open on the short end for something different. When you purchase this BUNDLE and coordinating Designer Paper, select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item - YAY!! Offer ends Mar. 31, 2017

"Cool Treats" BUNDLE

#145181 - $48.50 

27 photopolymer images & 17 dies

PLEASE subscribe to this blog on the right side. I have news coming SOON to all subscribers about my first quarterly TO-GO-CLASS!!

Hey, Chick - Silliness


I laughed out loud when I first saw this FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set called HEY, CHICK!! So, I had to see how CRAZY I could make it!! I used Stampin' Up!'s NEW Watercolor Pencils on Shimmery White Cardstock and achieved silliness!! The base is a 3-1/2" X 5" notecard. The background paper is Playful Palette Designer Series 6X6" STACK.


TIP: GROUND your image by adding a muted horizontal line. It keeps your image from appearing to "float" in the air! It's simple.

"Hey, Chick" Stamp Set is FREE

with a $50 purchase

during Sale-A-Bration!

Crazy Chicken

High Tide Masculine Card


High Tide Stamp Set in the NEW 2017 Occasions Catalog creates handsome masculine cards!! This is a two-step stamp set of photopolymer which lets you see-thru and line up images easily. I used Cherry Cobbler and Real Red for the lighthouse.


Need more ideas for Men's Cards? See my list on the right under "MALE CARDS."

High Tide Stamp Set

#143006 - $26 - 16 photopolymer images


Sale-A-Bration starts!!


These TWO Sale-A-Bration items, SO VERY MUCH and DELICATE DETAILS Stamp Sets, complement each other so well!! This is such a cute, eye-catching NO-LAYER card!! 

Colors: Tangerine Tango and PeekaBoo Peach. Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum.


Start by selecting TWO tints of the same color. Use Grid Paper to stamp your DELICATE DETAILS lace perfectly horizontal, as shown.  Use the darker color for "THANK YOU!"

Colors: Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron. Soft Suede and Tip Top Taupe.

Quick. Simple.


I LOVE this combo of items!! Be sure to use the Envelope Punch Board to make yourself a coordinating envelope to complete your presentation! 

Select a FREE item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure for EACH & EVERY $50 you purchase before March 31, 2017.


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