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Translucent Florals Bundle #162253


Celebrating life's special events is what card making is all about! This creation is celebrating 60 years of marriage!!



The Translucent Florals Bundle #162253 is an elegant, very unique grouping of products! It is paired with the All About Autumn 6X6" Specialty Designer Series Paper #162178.






Translucent Florals Bundle #162253

The number is created with the Alphabet a la Mode Dies #160750 and Adhesive Sheets #152334 for easy, clean attachment. Splatter with Wink of Stella #141897 for shimmer!


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Alphabet A La Mode Dies #160750

Alphabet a la Mode Dies

This is a Sneak Peek at NEW products coming Jan. 5th in the 2023 Spring Mini Catalog!! I'm having a fun time playing with the new Alphabet A La Mode Dies #160750! I used them here to create a special milestone anniversary card! I love the thin, tall design of the alphabets and numbers dies because it allows you to create longer words. This "40" was die cut in Silver Foil, using Adhesive Sheets.


Anniversary Card

These adorable papers are NEW, too - Country Gingham 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #160388. You just can't beat CLASSIC GINGHAMS for general appeal!! SO CUTE!!!


Alphabet #160750

If you are my regular purchasing customer, please watch your mailbox for your NEW 2023 Spring Mini Catalog!! If you'd like to begin purchasing through me, I'd be happy to send you free catalogs. Just email me: [email protected].


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Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!


Elegantly striking! This Black silhouetted heart really makes a BIG statement of LOVE!! This is the exquisite Love You Always Suite #155977.



This lovely heart die is sooo detailed and bold in black!! The background is the Sale-A-Bration FREE item, Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper in Rococo Rose! Be sure to use adhesive sheets on these thin dies so your glue never shows.



The inside features a KISS image from the Hearts & Kisses Stamp Set #154345.  LOVE the row of tiny hearts die! 



during Sale-A-Bration Promo!!

Celebrate Peggy Taylor

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A huge HAPPY STAMPIVERSARY to my friend, Peggy Taylor, for 25 years as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!! Peggy (on left) and I roomed together at 12 or more Stampin' Up! events through the years! Thanks for all the GREAT memories Peggy!! Remember when I fell my on face and we spent the evening in the emergency room instead enjoying the theater??



Here is the card I made for Peggy. I love to specialize the card for the specific event!


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Happy Dies #152708 and Playful Alphabet Dies #152706!



Milestone Card with Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set


70 years of marriage MUST be celebrated!! This is the ever-versatile Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set #149252 stamped in Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink and Old Olive inks.


Before stamping, I laid a sticky note where I planned to place the numbers. This created a mask.



These numbers (retired dies) pop because they are backed with Lovely Lipstick cardstock. The exclamation is the center of the zero die cut. This is going into the mail to special relatives!


Pressed Petal Specialty Washi Tape


Here is a clever idea using Pressed Petal Specialty Washi Tape #149585! I was inspired by Demonstrator, Su Mohr.


Lightly mark the shape of the plain heart punch from Heart Punch Pack of 2 layering hearts #151292. Starting from the TOP of the heart shape, fill in the image by overlapping the self-adhesive Washi Petals. Punch out the completed shape and layer onto a scalloped heart punched from Rose Glimmer Paper #146960


These tiny tumbling hearts are punched with the Dog Builder Punch #148543.


I love the simplicity and shimmer of this sweet card!! Use it for Valentine, Birthday, Engagement, Wedding, Anniversary or Baby!


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First Frost by Stampin' Up!


Here is something different using First Frost Stamp Set #148420. The asymmetric design pops with a bit of Granny Apple Green punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch #143721.


This one substitutes an edge of ribbon for the punched strip. The images are shimmered with Clear Wink of Stella #141897.


First Frost is such a pretty, versatile stamp set!!


Gable Box goes Elegant


Elegant Silver & Shimmer!! Mini Gable Boxes are SO HANDY: #146961 Lustrous White and #145568 Silver. I carefully opened the side seam of this box using an Exacto Knife. That enabled me to emboss each half of the box with the lovely NEW Tufted DYNAMIC Embossing Folder #146335!! It's a "WOW" with texture!!


I finished off this tufted box with Silver Embossing Powder, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Paper and 3/8" Silver Metallic-Edged Ribbon. Ready for GIVING! Try it!

All supplies are HERE

Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

2012-11-27 001 004This is NOT a black and white photo. These wedding cards are white Vellum and Silver - so lovely! Unfortunately, my photography skills are very limited.

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Tip: to attach the vellum, apply Glue Dots on the backside under the hearts so they don't show from the front!

SilverFancy Foil Vellum

Nine sheets of 12X12 silver embossed vellum - 3 each of 3 designs. Also available in gold.

Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

#133364 - $10.95


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Wedding season is coming soon so here is a sweet idea! FIRST cut a heart shape using the Hearts Collection Framelits #125599. SECOND, add a texture to the same layer using an embossing folder. THIRD, apply Sticky Strip on the backside around the heart cut out. Fourth, attach Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Trim #130023 on the backside. Do NOT stretch the trim when applying. Lastly, apply the Whisper White cardstock and stamp "through" the heart shape. Attach flowers and finish.

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The Ruffled Stretch Trim is my favorite item and it's sadly retiring. It's only available while quantities last.

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I used the Petite Petals BUNDLE #133152 Wood OR #133155 clear.



Four of these 3-1/2 X 3-1/2" Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Boxes are ONLY $2.95! They are GREAT to have on hand all the time!

The Fancy Flower Punch creates a lovely flower which I sprayed generously with Smooch Spritz for shimmer! Wouldn't you LOVE to receive this sweet box?


  • Stamps: Tiny Tags #118091 Wood mount or #118592 Clear mount
  • Ink: Basic Black #126980, Calypso Coral #126983
  • Cardstock: Calypso Coral #122925
  • Punches: Fancy Flower #118073, Blossom Petals Builder (for leaves) #121808, Jewelry Tag #117190
  • Accessories: Kraft Gift Boxes (4) #124106
  • Kraft boxes
  •  Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902, Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon #122977, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine #125572,Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz #118772, Basic Rhinestone #119246

Precious Wedding Memories!

I am SOOO pleased!! Today I received my daughter's wedding album, my first MY DIGITAL STUDIO book! The cover is glossy, the photos crisp, and pages high quality!! I just couldn't be happier with the printing service from Stampin' Up!! I have created and printed MANY greeting cards with MDS! I love this unique way of creating. It has not replaced my rubber stamping, but it has expanded my options. You can get a FREE 30-day Trial of MY DIGITAL STUDIO by clicking Shop Now on the right.

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.



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!

Happy I Do Day

Karen Angel from CA, assembled elements for this outstanding wedding card! The sweet roses are strips punched with Stampin' Up!'s Scallop Edge Border Punch and then tightly wrapped into a circle. The pink butterfly is covered with Cardstock Vellum. Big Shot Dies used are: Elegant Bouquet background, Beautiful Wings butterfly, and Tasteful Trim black scallop. The BIG SHOT is a must have because of it's versatility!!

Look at all this dimension! The pink is Pink Pirouette. All products are by Stampin' Up!, your complete stamping supply resource. Shop my online store in your jammies 24/7!

A Special Couple

This special Very Vanilla on Vanilla creation was my wedding card for our daughter, Kelly and her groom, Chris! I used the lovely Fun Flowers Bigz Die with the Big Shot. A light sponging of Sahara Sand ink highlights all the great details.

Using a Bone Folder, I curled the petals slightly upward and used a Vintage Brad in the flower center. Very elegant with Basic Pearls that just press on!

Happy I Do Day!

June is for weddings! Here is an elegant white on white design with a FLASH of Rhinestones! The greeting from WORD PLAY stamp set is embossed in Silver for the special couple. To create the unique layer, center the DOTTED SCALLOP RIBBON BORDER punch on each side of a 3" square. Pop it up with DIMENSIONALS!