Team Stamp It Blog Hop–Hello Summer!

Hello Stampers!

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s June Blog Hop where members of the team are featuring their summer- and patriotic-themed cards. Please be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to get some fantastic ideas for your summer card making. Remember to comment on each blog for a chance to win a prize. Comment with the hashtag: #stampitcontest.

Stampin’ Up! Praiseworthy Prose with Patriotic Theme

I pulled together a variety of elements to celebrate the 4th of July, including Stampin’ Up!’s Praiseworthy Prose stamp set, the 6 x 6 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack, the lovely Blueberry Bushel foil and the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

A couple of notes about this card. I used Stampin’ Writer Markers (Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel) and colored directly onto the red rubber stamp. I gave the inked stamp a quick “huff” to re-energize the ink before stamping onto the white stitched rectangle. I punched the stars with the Twinkle Builder Punch from the Blueberry Bushel Foil (from the Noble Peacock Foil Sheet pack).

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’re inspired to create your own card commemorating our nation’s independence. Please let me know if you have any questions about how this card came together.


Congratulations to last month’s winner: Barb Patsch.

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Foil and Daisies

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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, and Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper

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I couldn’t wait to order and receive the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets. They are just so beautiful! I have a tendency to hoard papers like this, so I was brave: I cut into it! (You receive four sheets each of three different single-sided designs in Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, and Pretty Peacock for $14.50.)

Inspired by Selene Kempton, this card features the Blueberry Bushel design. The paper does all of the work. I added the daisy — created by combining two punches from the large Daisy Punch and two punches from the Medium Daisy Punch. I put them together using glue dots and added a Pineapple Punch center using the 1/2-inch circle punch. The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and is stamped on Blueberry Bushel ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock. It worked perfectly for my Sip and Stamp event held earlier this week at a local coffee/wine shop.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you want some of this beautiful paper for your stash, you can order directly from my online store. Click on any of the photos below to browse.

Let me know if you have any questions.


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Party Till the Cows Come Home!

Stampin' Up! Over the Moon, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! Over the Moon

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Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog has been live two weeks! There are so many fun stamp sets it’s hard to know where to start. If you love animals or cows, Over the Moon is a fun one. And, look, you can color the cows any color you want. Who’s judging?

This is a “fun fold” card, though I’m not exactly sure what the name of the fold is. I do know it doesn’t look like my typical cards! But here’s how you create it. Cut an  8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of card stock down the middle vertically. Your piece then measures 4 1/2 x 11. Score it at 5 1/2 inches. Then, trim a piece 2 3/4 inches from one end. That piece becomes the “swing” piece. It should measure 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches.

Stamp the cow image and the sentiment with Stazon Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 4 x 2 1/2 inches. I colored the cow with a variety of Stampin’ Writer Markers, including: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, and Coastal Cabana. These are the coordinating colors in the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. I used that paper for the accents on the Crushed Curry base. One piece is cut at 2 1/2 x 4 inches (adhere to front flap) and another is 1 x 4 inches (adhere to Whisper White insert that’s cut at 5  1/4 x 4 inches and taped to the Crushed Curry base).

Adhere the stamped image to the Crushed Curry piece. Using Dimensionals, pop it up on the small, “swinging” panel.

It’s always a bit difficult to write the directions instead of showing. If I get requests, I could show how this card is made on a Facebook Live.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions!



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Sail Away Treats

Stampin' Up! Come Sail Away Suite

Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite

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For each class or event I hold, I love to surprise the attendees with a treat packet — usually filled with chocolate! This last week, I held a class featuring products from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog. One of the brand-new suites is Come Sail Away. It’s filled with a great variety of coordinating products including the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing Dies, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Sail Away Trinkets, Baker’s Twine, and more.

This package starts with Stampin’ Up!’s Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. They measure 2 x 2 x 2, so they are great size for small favors. And, they are a blank canvas. You can decorate them any way you wish. And, they’re a great value. You receive 16 boxes for $7.50. They make great favors for weddings, baby showers and birthday parties.

I used the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to decorate the outside panels of the box. They are square, and are cut at just under 2 inches each. (These pieces were actually scraps from another project, and I was able to find a great use for them!). I decorated the front of the box with the anchor from the Smooth Sailing Dies cut from Silver Foil Sheets. I added a bit of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine on the front. Inside the box, I added shreddie and a fun chocolate treat. I wrapped it all up with the Linen Ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.

Thanks for stopping by today. You can see a list of all of the products I used for this project today down below. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store.

Please let me know if you have any questions of how this project went together.


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June Challenge: #simplestamping

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia #simplestamping

Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia #simplestamping

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A new Stampin’ Up! catalog is so exciting! It’s always hard to know what to order first. The Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies and Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper were the first on my list.

I love large images that become the focus of the card. It makes it easy to create a quick, but still beautiful card, without a lot of fuss and thought.

Stampin’ Up! is challenging us to get back to the basics of stamping: rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This card qualifies for that, and the two-time stamping technique just adds a bit of dimension.

Here’s how this card came together:

Petal Pink Card Stock: Base–8 1/2 x 5 1/2, folded in half. 4 1/4 x 3

Very Vanilla: 5 1/4 x 4 and 4 x 2 3/4

Apply a tiny bit of SNAIL onto the back of the small vanilla piece. Place on top of the large vanilla piece, trying your best to center. Ink the Magnolia stamp with Soft Suede ink. Stamp the image on the top of both pieces of Very Vanilla while they are stuck together. For this card, I tried to stamp the image farther to the left to leave room for the sentiment. Stamp the sentiment with Soft Suede. While the pieces are still together, apply Petal Pink ink (with a sponge) to the flowers and Soft Sea Foam to the leaves. Gently remove  the top Very Vanilla piece. Adhere it to the 4 1/4 x 3 Petal Pink paper. Carefully match up the images and adhere to the Very Vanilla and finally, the base.

Thanks for stopping by today. Click on the graphics below to be taken directly to my online store where you can purchase the products used to create today’s card. Let me know if you have questions!



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