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Twin Tote

This sweet little TWIN TOTE is a snap to create with the Petite Purse Die and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine!!

Die cut two purses at the same time. Assemble the sides.

Place the purses back-to-back and attach the "lids." Cut off the little closure tab.

Punch a circle into the "lids" you just glued together to create a handle. Then embellish! This goes together very quickly! I used the soft BEAU CHATEAU Designer Series Paper and added butterflies made from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. Give this a try for the perfect table favors!

Cased it!

"CASE" means copy-and-share-everything... and I did. I saw this idea by Shoni Matney and LOVED the softness. This is the Bright Blossoms Stamp Set - not so bright. The colors are Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and a pop of Daffodil Delight.

The delicate background is the Netting Stamp.

Faux or fake?

This sweet little number was a Make & Take from Stampin' Up!'s Leadership 2012. The assorted flowers are die cuts from the Occasions Mini Catalog called Blossom Builders. SOOO easy! The layer behind the flowers is simply traced from On Board Merry Medley and then lightly sponged.

The side view shows that the scalloped front flap is fake...or artistically called "faux flap." 

Fabric Stickers!

I created FABRIC STICKERS with the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets! It's quite easy. Simply peel apart the Adhesive Sheet and spread on the Twitterpated Designer Fabric on the sticky side. Now it can go into the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine!

Next, peel the backing off and place your fabric shape onto your project! TOO FUN!! These flowers are made with the Blossom Party Die. Give this a try and you'll be amazed at how easy it is!



I love the way Stampin' Up!'s products coordinate! This is a perfect example. The Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper has the ice cream cone image that pairs perfectly with the Mouthwatering Stamp Set! Creating simplified.

The Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper also gives you a great color palette to work with!

Enjoy creating with Stampin' Up!'s coordinated product lines! It's all available right here...just click a link at the top to shop!

Elegant Bird in flight!

Judy from Rockford, IL sent me this gorgeous bird created from the Elegant Bird Die and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. The bird is Twitterpated Designer Fabric attached with the Big Shot Adhesive Sheets.

This lovely 6"X7" creation arrived in a Twitterpated Designer Series Paper envelope custom-made with the Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate! SOO special!

The card inside is just as inviting! This is a wonderful example of all the Occasions Mini Catalog new Dies for the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine! Just a reminder - the Occasions Mini Catalog ENDS April 30th.

Mixed Bunch with a Button!

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This is a simple Make & Take I recently did for a "Girls Night Out" party! I love this Mixed Bunch Stamp Set because it's so versatile...AND there is a coordinating Blossom Punch to save time!

A snazzy Real Red button POPS when paired with the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper! I love these generic words from Friendly Phrases Stamp Set. Create something TODAY!!

Birthday Contest Winner announced tomorrow, so I hope you entered!

Yo Yo Project

This is my Gandma's Sewing Lamp and I sooo happy I have it! I needed a new lampshade so I embellished a plane white shade with Yo Yos. Yesterday I taught you how to make Yo Yos quick and easy with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

 I hot glued Baja Breeze Pleated Ribbon around the lower edged, and then hot glued on my Yo Yos created from Stampin' Up! Fabrics.

For balance, I needed a top treatment. I attached fabric to the peel-and-stick Big Shot Adhesive Sheets and then cut a scallop from Tasteful Trim Die. That created a "Fabric Sticker" I could simple peel and stick to the top edge. Last, another row of Pleated Ribbon.

I think Grandma would LOVE it and be happy I have her little sewing lamp in my Stamp Room to enjoy!!

Stained Glass Designer Cuts Tutorial

Isn't this a lovely effect? It's easy...

On the INSIDE of a Designer Cuts card, permanently attach a piece of cardstock vellum over the design. Grab your markers - I chose alots of blues and one green from my Stampin' Up! Many Marvelous Markers. On the inside (which is the BACK of the card front) quickly scribble colors onto the vellum over the cut openings.

NO need to be neat - be quick. Then permanently cover the vellum with Very Vanilla cardstock for a tidy appearance.

The card front will now have a STAINED GLASS look! It's fun to experiment with different color combos!

Now YOU give it a try! Stock up on the Designer Cuts cards and envelopes from the Occasions Mini Catalog which expires April 30th.



NEW Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Stampin' Up! has a brand new Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored! It creates fast easy envelopes in any size - I LOVE IT!! This is the ONLY diagonal scoring plate on the market with 1/8" increments! It comes with simple instructions and measurements for different size envelopes.

Aren't these fantastic complements to hand-stamped cards! They will spice up any mailbox! Order your's NOW! You will love it!

Get Blossom Punch with March Class


Greeting Card Class with Blossom Punch  $18

Friday, March 16TH at 9:30 am at Nancy’s home in Punta Gorda, FL

Receive your own Blossom Punch ($16.95 value) to take home with five greeting cards you will create using your new punch. We’ll use a coordinating stamp set, Mixed Bunch. Select any greeting for inside to meet your needs. No experience is needed. Bring a friend & come enjoy creative fun! Register & pay $18 by March 6th so I can order products. If you’d like to have this class at a different time for your group of four or more, just contact me. I’m flexible!

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Elegant Bird in 3-D

Here is a 3-D hanging bird I created using the Elegant Bird Die and my very handy Big Shot! There is a wing on BOTH sides. I spray painted aluminum flashing, cut with the Big Shot and then embossed the wings with an embossing folder. This bird will find a place in my potted plants - it's all aluminum and will not rust! Try it! Come back in the near future for MORE aluminum creations - I've been "PLAYING!"

Rue Des Fleurs

This was one of my favorite Leadership swaps - unique and simple. It was made by Barbara D. of New Jersey. The images are in the Rue Des Fleurs Stamp Set.

This is my version in Blushing Bride. The graceful curved and embossed edge is made with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Adorning Accents Edgelits and Adorning Accents Embossing Folder. Use a black permanent marker to color the rhinestones while on the backing sheet, blot, and then attach. Chic.

What do you do with a Hat Pin?

Did you see the Hat Pins in the Occasions Mini Catalog on page 18?? Here is a creative use of the Hat Pin by my demonstrator friend Tami Waddell. She laced the pin through ribbon and lace! So pretty!

The card is the lovely Designer Cuts that comes with Blushing Bride Envelopes! Just back the die cut shape with any cardstock or Designer Series Paper to have a speedy card! The package contains 8 cards, in two designs. Give them a try!

A Heart for You...

This great Valentine uses up lots of thin scraps you just don't want to pitch! This card was sent to me by my demonstrator friend Peggy T. of Illinois. It uses the Sweet Shop Designer Series Papers and a Sale-A-Bration free greeting. The heart shape is cut with Hearts Collection Framelit and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Love these colors of Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder!

3-D Fabric Flower Tutorial

This was my Leadership swap for Inkerbelle Group. Lots of people have wanted to "know how" so today is the day!

Supplies for 3-D Fabric Flower that's about 1-7/8" in diameter:

Fabric strip 1-3/4" X about 18"

Sticky Strip Adhesive (SS)

Scissors & Hot Glue Gun

Small Button tied with Baker's Twine








Buy this darling Twitterpatted Fabric & coordinating buttons HERE.

Thanks to my stampin' friend Carol B. for sharing this idea!

My Type

This card was a favorite at my recent Valentine class. Everyone loved the old typewriter and had a story tell about pre-computer days! This creation would be great to give to a guy. I love the First Edition Designer Series background paper that features the "olde type." Its a perfect match for the stamp set "You're My Type."


The Red Glimmer Paper punched with the Heart to Heart Punch adds glitz. I've just returned from Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in San Antonio so keep stopping by for my "BEST of SWAPS!"

"Y" is for You

This is a CHEERY greeting! The words are from my favorite, "Occasions Alphabet" stamp set of 26 greetings. It's unique and versatile. I LOVE the new "Labels Collection" Framelit and the "Fashionable Hearts" Embosslits! Very fast to cut curvy layers with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and these new dies!100_1163
The festive background, petite ribbon and coordinating brad are all FREE items for the Sale-A-Bration Promo, Jan. 24th thru March. It starts TOMORROW!

Fashionable Hearts

I cased this 3X6"card idea from Carrie Gaskin because it is very unique! It features the NEW "Fashionable Hearts" Embosslits Die for the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

I used the embosslit with Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, and Basic Grey. I popped out the hearts and mixed the colors, then re-inserted the images into the coordinating hole. This is sooo chic! Give it a try!


This is a Valentine made in my recent class using "P.S. I Love You" stamp set of 15 images. I love the colors of Basic Grey and Blushing Bride! All products are from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

I love all the textures: satiny pleated ribbon, shiny Rhinestones, metallic Heart trinket, and Fashionable Hearts embossed with the MUST HAVE Big Shot Die Cutting Machine! Time to start your Valentines!

A very happy card!

This card was created by Julie B. of CA, my Inkerbelle Demonstrator sister. It just makes me happy! The base color is the cheerful Calypso Coral. I LOVE the Edgelit Die and matching Adorning Accents Embossing Folder that creates the curved edge!  The fancy floral paper is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item beginning Jan. 24th.100_1202
Julie used the Occasions Mini Catalog stamp set, "Mixed Bunch" with the coordinating "Blossom" Punch! Very quick and showy!