Using up my scraps

I needed a few birthday cards and wanted to use up some Stampin’ Up! scraps that I had laying on my stamp table so…  today’s card:Oh Happy day photo

It’s pretty easy but even cuter in person. The large “oh, HAPPY DAY” is raised up and the little “celebrate” is set underneath.  So there’s a white layer on top of  the white card, if that makes sense. So much more dimension and depth.

The red stripe paper is some DSP scrap that I had laying around – so fun!




So the card is:

White cardstock base that’s 5.5×4.25″ that has the smaller stamped image on it.

Second layer white that’s cut to 5.25×4″ that’s been cut with a matching thinlit die to the stamped image just over the stop where I stamped the image on the lower cardstock. This is a little tricky.  I actually ran the top layer through the big shot to get the hole first and then carefully matched up where I would stamp the image on the card below before putting the cut layer over it.  Foam strips on the upper layer raise it up so that it the image is sunken in… very cool.

Designer Series Paper that’s cut 5.25×2 and adhered with Fast Fuse permanent adhesive.

Stamped image that’s been cut out with a thinlit die and the big shot and raised up using the foam strips (click).

And that’s it.  It was really simple but did take a little time – but fun!  The yellow is Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight ink, by the way.

This is a template that can be easily transferred to any Stampin’ Up! stamp set and with lots of color schemes!  Enjoy!


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Wedding Card!

We have SO many weddings this summer. I guess it’s just because of the age of my daughters and their friends. I love it.  So for this month’s swap I wanted to do a wedding card because I figure if I have a lot of weddings, my friends probably do too!

happy together card for swapSo this is the card I made.  I CASED it from another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who made a similar card with a circle instead of the heart.  Gorgeous!  I wish I could remember where I found it. When I do, I’ll link to it here because she actually made this particular card from the scraps of another gorgeous card she made.

Thank you – whoever you are!


I love the white on white look.  The butterflies just added a splash of color and whimsy. If I was smart, I would have taken a picture of just the white – it looked really pretty that way too.  If I have time I’ll do that later!  You’ll be back, right?

I cut all the hearts from a piece of card stock that I can now use as another wedding card.  That’s coming later too.  How many times have I said “later” in this post.  Too many.  You’ll be back, right?

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  All supplies from Stampin’ Up!



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TurtleMy niece’s 6 month old son got a stuffed turtle for a gift this weekend and all weekend long there was a debate about the turtle’s name.  I think they finally decided on Joachim or something like that, because that’s what my Dad really wanted and it’s just plain fun to say… but maybe not!

Anyway, because of the fun we had with the silly name, I came home and tried some punch art for making a turtle. He turned out pretty good, I think although I’m not sure I like the texture.  But… he’s cute anyway!

Amazing what a few circle punches can turn into.

The feet are the scalloped circle punch then cut with the oval punch and the tail is the tail of the bird on the bird punch.  Too fun!

I’m really enjoying punch art!



Stampin’ Up! Bird Punch #117191

Scallop Punch #119854

2.5″ Circle Punch #120906

1.75″ Circle Punch #119850

Gift Card Holder

heart card collageI made this quick card for my husband’s birthday. I had a gift card for him (to Jamba Juice, not to Papa Murphys!) and didn’t want to just hand it to him.


Pretty easy to make with the Stampin’ Up! envelope punch board and some card stock!


Base card is Basic Grey cut at 5.5″ x 4.25″.

Envelope is made with the Envelope Punch Board for a 4.5×3.5″ Card.

I used some temporary glue dots to hold the flap closed and to hold the gift card onto the happy birthday card. Voila! Done!  So easy!


Envelope Punch Board

Heart Punch

Border Embossing Folders (hearts)



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Project Life – scrapbooking made easy

project lifeThis really is exciting news!  While this blog is mostly about writing letters and sending cards, another very important but lost art is that of scrapbooking photos.  I know a lot of folks are now into digital scrapbooking  – which is great – and some are *gasp* relying on their Facebook photos to keep their memories alive (noooooo).

But this… this is reason to rejoice!

Project Life by Stampin’ Up is a great and EASY way to keep your photos alive and  sharable! (Is that a word?)  There’s more to come about it because I’m waiting to get my hands on some actual pieces so I can show you how easy it is but in the meantime, watch the video above and … get ready for Project Life!

(Project Life is an original creation of Becky Higgins – scrapbooker extraordinaire!)


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