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Hearth & Home Thinlit Unique Use


Check out this very unique use of the Hearth & Home Thinlit Die!! Adorable frosted French Doors made with four window frames and Vellum!!


Inside the doors...the NEW Mr. & Mrs. Mike Davis!! This is such a special wedding THANK YOU!! It was designed by the bride, Rachel Ruiz-Davis, a North Star Stamper team member! GREAT card, Rachel!! (The wedding was on Halloween hence the orange doors.)

A FIRST Mother's Day


Happy Mother's Day to all who are MOTHER's! It's the MOST important job in the world. We have a brand new MOTHER in our family since our daughter had her first baby just a month ago. And that called for a very special card!


I used the nursery colors to create a special card with two stamp sets: Botanical Garden & Something for Baby!!


The main color is Crushed Curry played off Basic Black for pop. I love making very special, specific cards for people I love!! Don't you??

Celebrate Motherhood!!

Picture Perfect


This gorgeous stamp set is multi-step, with numbered tabs on each stamp for easy placement. Three stamps created this rose image using the colors Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder and Real Red. So sophisticated!!


I LOVE this quaint looking designer paper from Going Places Designer Series Paper 6X6" STACK #140581 $8.00!

Picture Perfect

#140520 - $27 

18 photopolymer images

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Picture Perfect - $27

Masculine Birthday Card


I created this masculine birthday greeting using a pile of "little extras" on my 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!!

Statement of the Heart


I love recognizing the accomplishments of my team!! What better way than sending Stampin' Up!'s Statement of the Heart with a splash of sparkle!! The background is the Confetti Embossing Folder lightly sponged with ink to pop the images.


Peek inside.


A very outstanding North Star Stamper Team member has already received this card to show how happy I am for her!

Confetti Embossing Folder

#140592 - $7.50

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Confetti EF $7.50




A Nice Cuppa BUNDLE


What is your caffeine of choice? I enjoy Tea every morning, so this sweet BUNDLE of products "spoke" to me. I love the "spoon" die cut from Silver Foil Paper for a realistic look.


I used the Love Blossoms Designer Series 6X6" STACK, but there is also Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper 6X6" STACK. This is a FUN bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalog, only available till May 31, 2016. Get it now!

A Nice Cuppa BUNDLE

#141074 - $39

11 photopolymer stamps & 12 Framelit Dies

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A Nice Cuppa Bundle $39


Table Scraps


I'm fiddling with "scraps on my desk!" I sure do love the Botanical Blooms BUNDLE!!


I cut the card front one inch short and added Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tape - it's a FAST, trendy way to add interest!


If you haven't bought this amazing bundle, it's available till May 31, 2016. BUT, if you buy it before March 31st, you can select one of 11 FREE Sale-A-Bration items! COOL!


Grateful Bunch Bundle


Grateful Bunch BUNDLE saves you 15%!! The Blossom Bunch Punch saves a TON of "fussy cutting" on all these sweet daisy-like petals! Get ready for SPRING!


Inside of the card.


Here is another design with the same Bundle and Real Red color.


Inside - I like to "hang the image off the layer" for extra interest!

Grateful Bunch Bundle

#140801 - $33

8 photopolymer stamps &

coordinating punch

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Grateful bunch bundle $33


Cheater Watercoloring


Many of us struggle with watercoloring...including me.

I have a "CHEATER METHOD" for you to try!!


Stamp your open image, like this daisy from Helping ME Grow Stamp Set, onto watercolor paper.   Trace over all lines, including the details, using a Stampin' Write Marker. Then fill an Aqua Painter with water and BLEED the color to fill the area.


Here is the result, which I like! Try this using differing amounts of wetness on your Aqua Painter brush!

Many Marvelous Markers

#131264 - $110

also available in singles or smaller packages

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Many Marvelous Markers

Happy Home Bundle


So how did your MARCH arrive yesterday?? Like a lion or a lamb?? The sweet Happy Home Bundle creates a perfect springtime greeting!


To focus the viewer on the "great outdoors," keep the inside of the room soft. Use bright colors on the outdoor scene to "PULL" the eye to the window! I used watercolor paper for the scene.


This is such a FUN bundle of products with a nice 15% SAVINGS for YOU! Just in case you already own the Hearth and Home Thinlits, this stamp set is also available by itself in Wood or Clear mount.

Happy Home BUNDLE

#140806 wood - $38.25

#140805 clear - $32.25

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Happy Home Bundle



Easter or Baby Sweetness


This little lamb is pure sweetness!!

I colored the fleece with assorted Subtle Stampin' Write Markers.


Here is a GREAT stamp mounting tip: Cut the sentiment off the image and mount it on a different plane of the block! By separating the image and words, this image becomes much more versatile. The Lamb can be for a Baby Card, Birthday, or Spring Card. The words can be used with other images for Easter.


Happy Easter OR Welcome Baby!! It's delightfully charming, either way!

Easter Lamb - wood only

#140740 - $10

Easter Lamb $10


Helping Me Grow


I created two version of the daisies from Helping Me Grow Stamp Set of 15 images. I used watercolor paper for both, but changed the techniques.


First, I spritzed the watercolor paper with water and then added one drop of Daffodil Delight reinker to each image and let it bleed. This is a very "unstructured" way to add color.....artsy.


On this card, the watercolor paper was dry. I added Daffodil Delight with a wet Aqua Painter for a more controlled color. I absolutely LOVE the little corner bracket stamps in this set!!! SWEET! Both cards have GOLD Wink of Stella glitter pen on the brown centers. Which version do you like best?

Helping ME Grow

140764 - $26 - Photopolymer

Helping Me Grow


Picture Perfect


This multi-step photopolymer stamp set is called Picture Perfect. Numbered tabs right on the images, tell you the order and position to print each image, creating the final product!! It's simple and easy with SEE-THRU photopolymer stamps!!


The inks I use for the rose are Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Watermelon Wonder.


Picture Perfect - $27

#140520 - 18 photopolymer stamps


Picture Perfect - $27




Beautiful Ride sends a memory

Car 2

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!!

Car 2

The Going Places Designer Series 6X6" STACK #140581 has many masculine designs including this "street map" design! PERFECT!!

Car 2

My brother will be laughing when opens this FLASHBACK!!!




Beautiful Ride - $17

#140738 - 21 photopolymer stamps


Beautiful Ride $17



Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies


It's FUN to celebrate special accomplishments of others!! I made this card to congratulate a team member for outstanding sales, recruiting and PROMOTION!! Party Pop-Up Dies made a BIG STATEMENT!


I backed the die cut with black card stock for maximum contrast and punch!! The Limited Time Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper create lots of cheering!!


And it's in the mail, on it's way, recognizing focused efforts of my team member to GROW her business & income!

Party Pop-Ups Thinlits Dies

#140620 - $30

Also available in a bundle


Party Pop-Ups Thinlits $30

Valentine Cards


PUNCH OUT some Valentines using the sweet Love Blossoms Designer Series Papers!! I used a 1" square punch, Sweetheart Punch and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Because the designer paper is thinner than card stock, you can punch two sheets of the designer paper at once! Corrugated Card stock and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper add interest and texture to this sweet, simple layout! Try it!


Love Blossoms

Designer Series Paper STACK

#140548 - $8 - 6X6"

Love Blossoms Stack $8

Rose Garden Thinlits Dies


Rose Garden Dies are sooo versatile! I die cut this classic out of the LIMITED TIME Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a qualifying purchase till Feb. 15, 2016. It's paired with Basic Grey.


The envelope is from the same marbled paper pack and creates an upscale presentation! If you use your Envelope Punch Board and get used to it, making an envelope is a FLASH!!


This card is a true classic for almost any occasion!

Rose Garden Thinlits Dies

140619 - $31

Also available bundled with coordinating stamps!

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Rose Garden Thinlits

Birthday Blooms


Here's a very happy Birthday wish! This is the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set of 8 images. It's a great design for coloring or watercoloring! I used an Aqua Painter and the ink from an ink pad.


In center of the rose, I used Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. (The camera didn't catch it.)

Birthday Blooms - set of 8 images

#140655 wood - $27

140658 clear - $19

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Birthday Blooms



Botanical Gardens Bundle


LOVE this Botanical Gardens BUNDLE - it's stamps, framelit dies AND coordinating designer series papers ALL AT 15%  savings PLUS a FREE Sale-A-Bration item till March 31, 2016!! Such a great deal for lots of product!!


This flower dies is unique because the center of the petals pop outward! I put a dimensional under each petal.


To create this interesting designer series paper treatment, cut 2" into the long side of the paper and fold back the corners exposing the design on the backside. It's very easy and creates drama!

Botanical Gardens BUNDLE

140819 - $51.75

17 photopolymer stamps, 14 framelits dies, & 12 sheets of 12X12" designer series paper

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Botanical Blooms stamps

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Botanical DSP


Rose Garden Thinlits Dies


A sweet friend has a challenge in her life so I made a SPECIAL card to share my thoughts and encouragement with her. I cut Silver Foil Paper with the elegant Rose Garden Thinlit.


The marbled envelope and rose color are the LIMITED TIME Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase.

PLEASE, make a special card for someone you know who has a challenge.


Guest Stamper - Judy


Check out this lovely sympathy creation by Judy Trigg, from my North Star Stamper group! She used the Rose Wonder BUNDLE and gorgeous Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper!


A perfect pairing for this message. The designer paper starts out at 4X4", a VERY economical cut when using 12X12" sized papers. Then, cut at an angle and separate for the sentiment. Very lovely card, Judy!


 Rose Wonder BUNDLE

140804 - $49.25

14 photopolymer stamp images & 5 Thinlits Dies

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Rose Garden Thinlits Rose Wonder PH set

Botanical Gardens Bundle


The NEW 2016 Occasions Catalog is STUFFED with great designs!! Tops on MY LIST are the Botanical Gardens BUNDLE and Wink of STELLA, magical pen! On this card, I die cut a stencil of the leaves and sponged the leaves onto the card. Next, I stamped the detail into the leaves - easy, because these are see-thru Photopolymer stamps! I love the look!


The center of the flower is die cut basic black cardstock. Before mounting the center, I lightly "painted" the black cardstock with the NEW "Wink of Stella," glitter pen!! It gives a nice PUNCH!!


Love these new products!!

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Botanical Gardens Bundle

140819 - $51.75

17 photopolymer stamps, 14 Framelit Dies, & 12X12" Designer Series Papers

till March 31, 2016 select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item w/ this product!!

Botanical Blooms stamps

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Botanical DSP


Sneak Peek starts

True confession:

I'm sick of my Christmas stamps!

Good thing I have my 2016 Occasions Catalog pre-order to play with!! For the remainder of 2015, I'll be posting NEW products that will be available to you on Jan. 5, 2016!!

It's a VERY EXCITING Catalog!


Meet the BLOOMIN' HEART THINLITS DIES #140621! I predict this will be a VERY HOT item in the NEW Occasions Catalog! SOOO much detail! It's a MUST for Valentines & Weddings!


You already know I LOVE Glimmer Papers!! Here is the NEW Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper #140550!! WOW!! Tip: to curl ribbon, wind it around a pencil and CAREFULLY add heat with your Heat Tool. Don't over heat because you will melt the ribbon. Let cool before removing the pencil.

Occasions Catalog STARTS Jan. 5, 2016