Hats Off Father’s Day Card

Welcome to the May Team Stamp It Blog Hop. We’re so glad you joined us!

This month, we honor the men in our life with masculine-themed cards and projects. Look forward to a ton of great ideas! Be sure to visit each participating blog and leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. Be entered in a drawing to win a free card kit — Hello Dear Friend.

For this post, I feature the Hats Off stamp set and the Hat Builder Dies available in Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. This awesome bundle attracted me right away. My husband’s family lives and breathes baseball! I see me creating a host of birthday cards for the entire family for years to come.

Hats Off Father's Day Card

Hats Off Father’s Day Card 

Look for the Hats Off Bundle on page 47. Buy the stamp set and die cuts together and save 10 percent. 

This card measures 4 1/4 inches x 4 1/4 inches. I love that it still fits in one of Stampin’ Up!’s basic white envelopes. It also features the paper piecing technique. What is the technique?

I stamped the hat with Night of Navy ink onto both Real Red card stock and Night of Navy card stock and die cut both pieces. Then, with a Paper Snip, I trimmed off the bill of the Night of Navy hat and glued it on top of the Real Red.

To add a little texture to the hat, just like a real one, I ran the hat piece through the Textured Textiles 3D Embossing Folder.

This card also uses the heat embossing technique. I heat embossed the sentiment white powder onto Real Red card stock and die cut with the coordinating piece.

Just think of how you can customize this hat for the team of your choice! You can add letters or images to make it your own.

Hats Off Father's Day Card

Let me know if you’ve enjoyed this card by leaving a comment below. 

Be sure to follow the list of blogs and comment for a chance to win a free card kit.

Congratulations to last month’s winner: Marla Lesniak

Hats Off Father's Day Card

Father’s Day Blog Hop Participants


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Butterfly Brilliance Mother’s Day Card

Butterfly Brilliance Mother's Day Card

Welcome to the Team Stamp It April Blog Hop. We’re featuring a host of Mother’s Day and spring card and project ideas. Be sure to visit each blog on the hop and leave a comment for the chance to win a free card kit. Use the hashtag #stampitcontest. We love hearing from you and hope we’ve inspired you in some way.

My card today features the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set with the emboss resist technique. This big butterfly background stamp and its coordinating dies are available as a sneak peek product from Stampin’ Up! Look for them in the new upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that goes live May 4. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent.

Butterfly Brilliance Mother's Day Card

Butterfly Brilliance Mother’s Day Card

The emboss resist technique provides awesome results. Here’s an outline of how this card comes together.

  • Place the Butterfly Brilliance stamp onto the Stampartus.
  • Ink the stamp with Versamark ink.
  • Stamp the image onto Basic White card stock.
  • Pour White Embossing Powder on the card. Shake off the excess.
  • Heat the image with the Heat Tool.
  • Choose an ink color. Use the Blending Brushes to apply ink to the image. With a paper towel, gently rub off excess ink. (I used the new In Color of Fresh Freesia.)
  • The images should “pop” on the paper leaving you with white butterflies.
  • Add any sentiment and embellishments you choose. For this, I embossed the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment from the Dressed to Impress stamp set in white on Basic Black card stock.

This card works for a variety of occasions. I can see it as a sympathy card, a birthday card, thinking of you, and more.

Blog Hop Winner and Giveaway

Be sure to visit all of the blogs for your paper crafting inspiration. Leave a comment for your chance to win the Simply Citrus Card Kit. Congrats to last month’s winner: Wanda Yagla

Thank you for stopping by today. Please let me know if you need additional information on this fun technique.

List of Blog Hop Participants

Butterfly Brilliance Mother’s Day Card Supplies

Click on any of the links below to shop directly from my online store. Please note: Some products will be available when the brand-new catalog goes live May 4, including the Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad and Card Stock, the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, and the 3/8-inch Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon.

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Maui Achievers Blog Hop: Congratulations, Graduate!

It’s time for the Maui Achievers Blog Hop, and I’m sharing a congratulations card for a graduate.

Maui Achievers Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly Maui Achievers Blog Hop. We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams.
Even though many schools have cancelled or postponed graduations, it’s still important to recognize the seniors. I’m sharing a graduation card featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Darling Label Punch Box. It’s an awesome “kit” that includes a six-piece, photopolymer stamp set with a great variety of sentiments, a clear stamp block, a punch, and two Stampin’ Spots. And, the best part: it’s packaged in a beautiful gold and Night of Navy tin, perfect for storing stamping supplies or for gifting.

Today’s Congratulations Card for Graduates

Maui Achievers Blog Hop: Congratulatios, Grad

This graduation card uses one stamp from the set – one perfect for celebrating graduates. I heat embossed it with silver and layered it on Silver Foil (die cut with the Stitched Shapes Die) and a Pearlized Doily. The background papers come from the 6 x 6 Neutrals Designer Series Paper pack.
One hint: I didn’t have any black ribbon so I colored the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon with the Black Stampin’ Blend. You can use this trick with any of the blends and Stampin’ Up!’s Silver or Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

Darling Label Punch Box

Free Card Kit with Purchase

Stampin’ Up!’s Darling Label Punch Box


When you purchase this fun-filled tin, I’ll send you — FREE — the ingredients (card bases, card stock, and embellishments) and instructions to make three cards using the goodies in the box. I’m also including a bonus 3D project! Use the link above or go to kimquade.stampinup.net and click Shop Now. Use item #146855. Be sure to insert the Host Code: 3D9NUZPR. (I won’t be sending adhesives, so be have Glue Dots and/or SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals on hand or include them in your order.)

Or make any purchase of $45 or more from my online store and use Host Code: 3D9NUZPR, and I’ll send you the card kit FREE. This offer is good through May 1.

See more details on this post.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hop along and check out the other awesome cards and projects!

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List of Products Used: Congratulations, Graduate

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Music from the Heart Valentine

Stampin' Up! Music from the Heart

Stampin’ Up! Music from the Heart

Music from the Heart, a brand-new Stampin’ Up! stamp set in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, is perfect for any music lovers in the your life, and it also makes a great Valentine card. The set was designed by demonstrator Dawn Olchefske, who is a Stampin’ Up! Million Dollar Achiever. Look below for instructions on creating this fun card. There’s some heat embossing involved, and that’s always a fun technique for beautiful cards. At the very end of the post, I’ve included a list of supplies. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store.

Just a reminder that Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration sale is ongoing. You get to choose free product for your purchases at $50 and $100. There are some awesome choices, including exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, dies, and more. Contact me if you have any questions about this promotion. There are still two months left to take advantage of getting free product.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’d love to be your demonstrator if you’re not already working with one!


Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Music from the Heart (151674), Detailed Bee Dies (151526)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
  • INK – Versamark Pad(102283), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082), Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (149512)
  • OTHER –Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Detailed Bee Dies (151526), Paper Trimmer (152392), Heat Tool (129053), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stamparatus (146276), Ruler or straight edge


Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Whisper White – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White- 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Real Red Scraps – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” (for hearts)          



  • Using a ruler or straight edge, draw 5 lines diagonally across the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White using the Black Stampin’ Write marker. Lines are approximately ½” apart.
  • Stamp the Treble Clef, notes and greeting using versamark, add the Shimmer Black embossing powder and heat set
  • Die cut the small hearts from the Detailed Bee dies in Real Red. Note: The smaller hearts were used on the notes, and one of the larger ones by the greeting. Attach using glue.
  • Attach project to the card base using dimensionals.
  • Create shine/dimension on the hearts by carefully using the Fine Tip Glue pen on them, let dry.


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Happy New Year: Team Stamp It Blog Hop

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the Team Stamp It Blog Hop for the month of December. We’re glad you stopped by. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to get a host of card-making ideas using current Stampin’ Up! products. Leave a comment on each with the hashtag #stampitcontest for your chance to win a Looking Up Card Kit.

My card features the A Wish for Everything stamp set accented with gold heat embossing and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

I’ve also used the Gold Foil Sheets and the Layering Ovals Dies to create this peek-through window. I die cut the oval hole in the center before embossing the black card stock with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. I also added some Gold Metallic Pearls. See the list of materials used to create this card at the very end of the blog post. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.

As we get ready to usher in 2020, we’re also looking forward to Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. It’s the most fun sale of the year. With each $50 and $100 purchase, you earn your choice of free and exclusive items — including stamp sets, a punch, Designer Series Paper, and much more. In addition, Stampin’ Up!’s January-June Mini Catalog goes live January 3. It’s filled with a host of brand-new items to freshen your paper crafting and memory keeping hobby. Look for stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, and more to celebrate everything from birthdays to Valentine’s Day and Easter. Keep watching my blog for samples of projects created with products from both catalogs.

Thank you for hopping along with us today. Please visit the other blogs on this hop. Just click the links below to view the work of other stampers.


Congrats to Brooke Berger, the winner of last month’s hop.


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