MORE Roosters created with the Home to Roost Stamp Set, a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase beginning Jan. 3, 2019!
It must be my Midwestern upbringing that makes me LOVE this handsome Rooster, a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase beginning Jan. 3, 2019!! I have pile of cards finished already!
This good looking fellow is colored with Stampin' Blends, alcohol markers. YOU can get him starting Jan. 3rd! GET READY!!
Today, I am at Stampin' Up!'s 30th Anniversary Celebrate in Orlando, Florida!! These are my 100+ swap cards!! When Demonstrators get together, we always bring cards to swap. I'll go home with 100 different cards to inspire me.
For this format, cut off 1" from the front edge of a standard card. Tuck it under the inside layer and fold it over the front of the card. It's very easy!! This stamp set is "Enjoy Life" #148190.
Here you see where to tuck the 1" strip. I used the Neutrals Designer Series 6X6" Stack #146967.
Inside. Try this fun FANCY FOLD!!
I need a masculine Christmas card to send to a Nursing Home. This Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147794 gives a "flannel look!"
This deer silhouette is die cut from the Black Foil Sheets #147898.
This deer is die cut from Gold Foil #132622. I applied Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106 on both the Black and Gold Foils before die cutting with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #143263. The deer die cuts become "stickers," which are SIMPLE to apply!!
SHOP HERE for all supplies
Eliminate the Christmas tree in the back of the truck to create a MASCULINE Birthday Card!! Increase the versatility of this Farmhouse Christmas Bundle #147922.
The sentiment is from the Darling Label Punch Box #146855.
REMEMBER the men in your life with a special "guy card!"
GET READY FOR THE AMAZING 2018 HOLIDAY CATALOG...
beginning September 5th!! You are going to love it!! If you order from me regularly, you have received your free copy so start your WISH LIST!! If you'd like to order through me and live in the USA, just email me your mailing info: NancyFerb50@gmail.com
This brand new stamp set is WINTER WOODS!! Start with Shimmery White Cardstock and sponge on colors with Sponge Daubers: Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry. Stamp the winter trees on top of your sunset using Jet Black Momento Pad. LOVE this sunset look. TRY IT!! Be sure to put Winter Woods on your Wish List!
Autumn is coming sooner than you think! This is "circle stamping" with the Stamparatus positioning tool #146276 and Colorful Seasons photopolymer stamp set #143726.
These colors are Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight.
These colors are Cajun Craze and the NEW Mango Melody. I often make 2-3 cards at the same time, changing each a bit. I really enjoy my Stamparatus and it's PRECISE placement!! Get ready for FALL!!
I recently updated all my categories on your right. I hope you find searching by "occasion" quicker and easier.
This detailed leaf from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set of 16 images, #146482, creates an interesting wreath when you use the Stamparatus #146276 to position the images in a circle!!
Colors are Night of Navy and Granny Apple Green. This is a crisp, classic, gender neutral card! Get your Stamparatus positioning tool NOW!!
These similar cards were created with the Stamparatus positioner, using the "Hinge Step" method. The Stamparatus #146276 is now available!! After stamping the leaves, I cut around them on one side. The leaves are all "splattered" with Stampin' Write Markers.
This base card is Mint Macaron with a Tranquil Tide die cut "Happy Birthday," #143700.
This base card is soft Sea Foam with a Gold Foil sentiment.
This base card is Mint Macaron with a Silver Foil die cut "Happy Birthday." These designs are gender neutral and created with the NEW versatile Rooted in Nature Stamp Set of 16 images, #146479 wood OR #146482 clear.
These two cards are in the mail to nursing homes. My goal was HAPPY, CHEERY cards so I used bright colors. The envelopes were created with the Envelope Punch Board #133774 and NEW Mango Melody cardstock! That color is sure to bring a SMILE!! I LOVE the NEW Stampin' Up! Colors!! Add some NEW colors to your collection!!
I challenged my TEAM, North Star Stampers, to send monthly cards to someone in a nursing home, battling an illness or any life challenge! It feels so good to SEND A SMILE!! Try it!
Sneak Peek into next week's NEW 2018-19 Annual Catalog!! I cannot get enough of this gnarled pine tree! This is the AWESOME new Rooted in Nature BUNDLE of 16 images and 12 dies #148352 in wood, or #148353 in clear mount.
I used the "Masking Tape Technique:" press a low adhesive tape (like painter's tape) onto your ink pad to pick up color, then press the tape onto your cardstock to transfer the color. SO EASY!
The coordinating Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper #146338 makes perfect wrapping paper for smaller gifts! Click this picture to get a larger view of this lovely detailed leaf print. This bundle will be a top-seller! It is available beginning June 1, 2018. A WINNER, for sure.
Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set has been in the Stampin' Up! Catalog for a longggg time because it is a true CLASSIC. Today, I used it to try the BLACK ICE TECHNIQUE: Lightly drag an Archival Black Ink Pad over metallic foil paper. Then stamp your image in black ink. Dry completely with a heat tool. Heat emboss the entire layer using Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. I personally would have named this technique "tintype," because it looks so much like early photography!!
This one uses Gold Foil. SECRET: I got a big blob of black ink on this foil and didn't like it. So...I punched out the trees and threw away the blob!! LOL I actually like this layout!
Don't these look old fashioned??
And here is a quick SPRING card that uses a touch of sponging!
This is a MUST HAVE stamp set, available in my online store now.
Grab your Washi Tape! My good friend and fellow Team Member, Linda Niemeyer, sent me this great idea using Washi Tape! Attach assorted Washi Tapes to an adhesive sheet and die cut a word using your Big Shot Die Cutting Machine!! This is just too cute and easy!! So COLORFUL!
Linda, thank you for this very clever use of Washi Tape!
Try it today!!
I was thinking of NEHI Orange Soda when I was stamping this! LOL I used Tangerine Tango for the bottles. The Bubble Over Bundle #146082 has some really fun framelits! Love the "bendy" straws and realistic looking bottle caps!!
This is a good gender neutral bundle!
Do you call this "soda" or "pop?" That is the question!
REMEMBER: stock up on your retiring colors SOON. Scroll down to see the list.
Lemon Zest Stamp Set #143808 can be Limes, Oranges or Grapefruits! This Lemon Lime Twist ink makes your mouth water!! Did you notice the Limes are in a "perfect circle?" Yep, this is another Stamparatus in the Round card!! You must to put the Stamparatus, advance positioning tool, on your Wish List for June 1st when the next Annual Catalog begins!! It's FUN!!!
The inside. I paired the Limes with Dapper Denim for a gender neutral card.
Live with ZEST!! Buy the stamps and ENJOY!!
Make a card, Send a card!
The minute I finished this card, I KNEW it should go to the 91 year old gentleman I send to at a nursing home!! I have never met him, but he mailed me, "Everyday is a Holiday when I receive one of your cards." I get a BIG THRILL sending my cards to him!
This sassy little fox is so CUTE!! He is made with Foxy Friends Stamp Set #141549 and coordinating Fox Builder Punch #141470. Together, they create a VERY WIDE variety of critters!
You need some paper critters in your life!!
I "cased" this cute Birthday Milestone card idea! Two relatives are celebrating special Birthdays this month!
The "39" is stamped and the "40" is die cut with the coordinating "Large Numbers Framelits Dies #140622. The colorful paper is Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper which is a FREE item with purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo!
I needed a serious male Valentine - NO FRILLS!! Here is what I'm sending to a sweet 91 year old man in a nursing home - that I have never met. Word of mouth got back to me that he liked my monthly cards because they weren't flowery!! So NO bling for this guy! My local stamp club sends monthly handmade cards to specific residents. They LOVE IT! We love it, too. PLEASE send cards to those who can no longer get out and about. You will brighten their day AND your heart will feel good!! Do it!!
Work of Art Stamp Set & Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
Autumn has arrived and I love playing with fall colors! Did you know you can use thinlit dies to create stencils in a SNAP??
Using Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies #143751, die cut the basic leaf shape in the center of a quarter sheet of cardstock to create an instant stencil.
Selected three or more fall color ink pads and coordinating sponges.
Lay the negative of the die cut on Whisper White Cardstock and sponge on colors, blending as you go. Pounce the sponge on the ink pad to pick up color and then pounce or scrub that color inside the stencil. It's best to start with the lightest color and work to the darker color. Blending is simple and smooth.
I created a pile of colorful autumn cards that will go out to some of my North Star Stampers Demonstrator Team. The base card is Basic Gray and the embellishment is the darling Smoky Slate 1/2" Gingham Ribbon.
Today I have a guest stamper, my friend and Team member, Michelle Miller of Rockford, IL. Michelle masked the large pumpkin to create her fall grouping.
The card front is shortened 1" to show off Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper! Colors: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla.
Very sweet card, Michelle!!
Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set
#144989 wood - $21
#144993 clear - $16
Grab some fall ink pad colors and Watercolor Paper #122959. Spritz the Watercolor Paper lightly with water. While closed, squeeze the ink pads to get the ink on the inside of the lids. Collect ink from the lid of the ink pad with an Aqua Painter. Apply the colors to the Watercolor Paper. Let dry.
Dies of black card stock POP!! I LOVE the NEW Lemon Lime Twist color for a SNAP of COLOR!
Pull up a chair and enjoy the colors of Autumn!
This is a fun, playful technique! Watercolor Backgrounds are always unique. Try it!!
Colorful Seasons Bundle
#145348 - $54
24 photopolymer images & 17 dies
The majestic mighty Oak! A long-lived tree and a long-lived stamp set! It's been in the catalog for YEARS! This is such a detailed image and was perfect for my recent Birthday Time Class. That GREAT brick background was created by applying Crumb Cake ink pad directly to the back inside of the Brick Wall Embossing Folder #138288, inserting the front of the Crumb Cake Card and running thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. A really masculine effect for guy cards!
The inside sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set #142874.
I used 3 shades of green Stampin' Write Markers and one black to color the rubber image, huffed and print! I bet you own this stamp set!!! Get it out and PLAY!!
Lovely As a Tree
#128655 wood - $28
#127793 clear - $20
June 30th ONLY, till 11:59 pm MT
First time subscribers ONLY
This paper says, "CELEBRATE!" It's colorful and flashy!! These birthday cards are quick and cheery! I drew three radiating lines with the Journaling Pen, then attached the punched Balloons at different heights - SIMPLE!! The Balloon Punch is #140609.
Demonstrators, this is a quick, cute Make & Take Birthday that anyone would love to receive!
Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper
#144125 - $13 for 12 sheets of 12X12"
This card was just created from the "scrap pile" on my desk. I rarely throw away any extras. It features the NEW Starburst Punch which measures about 2-1/8" in diameter. I diecut the star using the Wood Crate Framelits #143730.
Inside the card and the envelope flap feature the bold Happy Celebrations Stamp Set! It make a BIG STATEMENT! This card is off to a gentleman in an Assisted Living Center! Bet he likes it! PLEASE remember those in senior care facilities. PERSONAL mail brings them sunshine!!
Happy Celebrations Stamp Set
#143012 - $35
22 photopolymer images
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Adirondack Chair Die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies!! It didn't get photo coverage in the NEW 2017-18 Annual Catalog so I want to make sure you SEE IT!! These comfy chairs say, "VACATION at the LAKE - Relax!"
Colors: Night of Navy and the NEW Tranquil Tide. You will definitely see MORE of this die in my future blog posts. The BEST VALUE is purchasing these thinlits in the Colorful Seasons BUNDLE to $ave 10%! The images cover ALL FOUR seasons!
NEW Colorful Seasons BUNDLE
#145348 - $54
24 photopolymer images & 17 dies
Robins have built a nest outside my stamping room window! Their busy activity made me grab my Feather Together Stamp Set! This is a very detailed multi-step stamp set that gives GREAT results!
These colors are Dapper Denim & Marina Mist. Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen added sparkle. Click the picture to get a large image and see the shimmer!
These sentiments make a sweet & simple sympathy card.
Here is another version in the same colors.
The first feather I created for this card didn't quite suit me when I finished...so I made another. Instead of risking dismantling the card, I just layered another image on top. I liked it! Do you? I think the two rows of stitched edging add interest. Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies #145372
Feather Together Stamp Set
#141597 - $17
14 photopolymer images
Check out this nice, crisp Birthday card for "HIM!" I love this framed sentiment. It's classy without the fuss! No bow. Just use a scrap of ribbon folded in half and tucked under the layer.
Colors: Real Red & Dapper Denim.
You know I love a coordinating envelope to finish off the presentation!
Super Duper Stamp Set - 11 images
#142871 wood - $27
#142874 clear - $19
It's my brother's birthday soon! He creates with wood and I create with paper (because it's not so heavy - LOL!) The Nail It Bundle is perfect for the guys in your life!!
To make the "wooden" pieces, I used the Tie Dyed Stamp Set! Who knew it makes real looking wood-grain! Those GREAT nail heads are Urban Underground Embellishments and look AUTHENTIC!!
On the inside, I "SAWED" thru the wood!! This was such a fun card to design for my brother!!
Nailed It Bundle
#144734 wood - $50.25
#144735 clear - $43
16 stamp images & 9 dies
Clean, crisp and quick! This is such a simple, yet pleasing card!
I stamped the tropical fish in Archival Black ink and then added a POP of Yellow with a marker.
Seaside Shore Stamp Set
#141622 wood - $29
#141625 clear - $21
15 stamp images
Some stamp images just scream MOTION!! It's easy to create: ink up once, stamp repeatedly moving slightly each time. For this hammer, I kept the heel of the handle in the same place when repeating the image. Stamp in the OPPOSITE direction of the actual motion you want to mimic. I stamped first near the wood and then rotated the head of the hammer upward.
I love this masculine stamp set called NAILED IT!! It's a great BUNDLE for GUY cards! Father's Day will be here before you know it!
Nailed It Bundle
#144734 wood - $50.25
#144735 clear - $43
16 images & 9 coordinating dies
Happy Anniversary with HIS 'n HER Tie Dyed Custom Tee Bundle!
These bright colors are Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo!
Doesn't the Tie Dyed Stamp Set make the Custom Tee Bundle just GROOVY??
Tie Dyed Stamp Set
#143008 - $27 for 8 photopolymer images
I turned cute Bella into my MAXIE BOY!! Did you know we have a Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? He is my constant creative companion, so this card honors him!
I used a Cajun Craze marker on Shimmery White cardstock to create his marking!
How did I do??
Bella & Friends, 11 images
#141867 wood - $28
#141870 clear - $20
Attention all Stamp Club Members who just purchased the LIFT ME UP BUNDLE!! This video is a cute idea from Stampin' Up! using your new products! What a sweet gift idea!! Give it a try!
Coordination between product lines is one of the GREAT THINGS I LOVE about Stampin' Up! The Sale-A-Bration Promotion FREE item "Carried Away" Designer Series Papers #143608 pairs perfectly with the "Lift Me Up" Bundle. A coordinating envelope created with the Envelope Punch Board puts EXCITEMENT in the mailbox!!
Designer Papers are also a very good color source. The professional artist selected the colors, and we just borrow the combos!
These Hot Air Balloons also make great guy cards, too!! Try it!
Lift Me Up BUNDLE
16 stamp images & 15 dies
#144711 wood - $53
#144712 clear - $45.75
*Coordinating "Carried Away" Design Series Papers are free w/ a $50 purchase thru March 2017!
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
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
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
These Large Numbers Dies are 20% off till Nov. 28th! They are perfect for New Years, Graduations, Scrapbooks, and Birthdays!! This card is going to an Assisted Living resident who is male.
I have never met this gentleman, but hope to put a smile on his face throughout the year with my handmade cards!
Numbers are 3-1/8" tall, nicely sized for cards.
Large Numbers Framelit Dies
#140622 - 11 dies
2 coordinating stamp sets
Reg. $31, NOW $24.80
This stamp set, Vintage Leaves is a CLASSIC! I used Shari Wick's watercolor wash, mentioned previously, to create this realistic Maple leaf.
The leaves were all cut with the coordinating Leaflets Framelits Dies #138283. This is a Peek-a-Boo Gate Fold Card (clipped shut for photography.) Perfect for "male mail!"
138802 - $26 - 6 photopolymer images
It's PANEL CARD WEEK! Learn the "fold" HERE. This Serene Scenery Designer Series 6X6" STACK is perfect for instant Panel Cards! Just add sentiment and mail!
This is a different design from the same paper stack. I stepped this one up with Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate overlay and Badges & Banners Bundle for the sentiment. These are good guy cards. I LOVE this Panel Card design - you MUST try it!
It's LABOR DAY in the USA! Goodbye summer - Hello autumn! Totally Trees Stamp Set from the NEW 2016 Holiday Catalog has lots of tree shapes to create amazing Fall & Christmas greetings!!
One of the great assets of Photopolymer stamp images is FLEXIBILITY! The red arrow show the image as it was created. I simply curved the image as I mounted it on the block to create a "HILL."
I also slightly curved the "THANK YOU" to repeat the curve of the Thoughtful Banners sentiment frame. TRY IT!
Totally Trees Stamp Set of 27 images
#142198 - $26
Shop with Nancy HERE
Today, lets make Autumn cards using the Thoughtful Branches exclusive time-limited BUNDLE! Select three Fall colors. Lightly spritz WATERCOLOR PAPER with water so inks move and fade. Using an Aqua Painter, collect inks and scribble areas of color onto the moist watercolor paper. (Mine are a little too straight - I recommend less linear application.)
Let the ink dry - it will not take long.
Using that wonderful workhorse, the BIG SHOT DIE CUTTING MACHINE #143263, die cut four trunks, four tree tops and the lots of little leaves. Now let's create!
Don't forget the inside of the cards! Don't you love the colorful results? Autumn is right around the corner - get ready now!
Thoughtful Branches BUNDLE
available in August 2016 or while supply lasts
#144328 - $52
23 photopolymer stamps & 9 dies
Shop with Nancy HERE
Redeem your Bonus Coupons in August!!
Aren't MEN just the most difficult to design cards for? Here is a quick simple guy card using the Limited-Time THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES BUNDLE. (Scroll down on this blog and see this bundle.)
When your inside sentiment is small, just repeat it for impact!!
I used the Serene Scenery Designer Series 6X6" STACK for the card and envelope. It's really COOL gender neutral and outdoorsy images.
Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper 6X6" STACK - $10
Order from Nancy HERE
Need water?? Grab your blue card stock scraps and start tearing! It's that EASY! Tearing fairly straight will create calmer seas. Tearing more irregularly will make CHOPPY water. Start layering at the horizon and work to the foreground. I like to use several shades of blue and turquoise.
I set sail with Swirly Bird BUNDLE #142353.
How do you like the results? Give this a TRY!
Shop with Nancy HERE
This is the ever-versatile Swirly Bird BUNDLE, celebrating July 4th!!
Have a FUN & SAFE Fourth of July, Friends!!
Shop with Nancy HERE
This is one STINKIN' CUTE, versatile product!! It's the NEW Swirly Bird Bundle!! TWENTY-FOUR photopolymer images lets your imagination run wild to build all kinds of images!! Check out how VERY different these two cards are using the same stamps! Guaranteed FUN!!
Asymmetric vines cradle the sentiment!
Now we are sailing the open seas!
Swirly Bird BUNDLE saves 10%
#142353 - $46.75
24 photopolymer images & 9 Thinlits Dies
Shop with Nancy HERE
Have you purchased the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp yet? Join the ever-growing movement NOW!! These are fast, easy gender neutral birthday cards!!
I used the GO WILD Designer Series 6x6" Paper STACK #138441...I only have four sheets of this fun paper left!!
It's EASY to cover your envelope flap: adhere your designer paper to the flap first. Then, from the backside, simply cut off the excess following the edge of the flap!
Get it NOW!! Use it OFTEN!!
not shown in catalog
#143573 - $12
wood mount only
I created this masculine birthday greeting using a pile of "little extras" on my desk...you know those things you just can't throw away because you think you "MIGHT" use them!! The sentiment and layer is Night of Navy color. The lovely ferns are Mossy Meadow Card Stock cut with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.
Don't forget the men when you are stamping!!
WHO doesn't LOVE the classic VW??? This is a very special birthday card for my brother whose first car was an old red Volkswagen convertible! He named it the "TOMATOE WAGON!" Fun memories!!
The Going Places Designer Series 6X6" STACK #140581 has many masculine designs including this "street map" design! PERFECT!!
My brother will be laughing when opens this FLASHBACK!!!
Beautiful Ride - $17
#140738 - 21 photopolymer stamps
Gold heat embossing, Very Vanilla & Basic Black are STRIKING!!
This detailed maple leaf is so realistic.
I had a little piece of the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum #139594 left, so I used it inside the card. Placing the sentiment in the lower corner is a nice change!
I love the envelope liner created with the same Designer Vellum in the same design, but opposite color! Classy!
Vintage Leaves BUNDLE
#140235 - $43.25
6 photopolymer images & 6 Framelits
Shop & Order HERE
Special announcement coming SOON.