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SU Celebrate Today



Tonight I am sharing the card I made for my husband’s birthday. I used my Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Today stamp set and coordinating Balloon framelits to create it. I used the current sketch at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration for the card layout.


2016 Card 60 - Mike bday SU Celebrate Today


My color combo from the list I made up is Calypso Coral (my favorite!!), So Saffron and Island Indigo.  I added Smoky Slate as a neutral for the embellishments.  I really like how these colors look together.  Since I didn’t have to mail the card, I was able to pop up the balloon, add some thick baker’s twine and a few buttons.


Here is the sketch~



Supplies~all Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Celebrate Today

Ink: Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Island Indigo, So Saffron, Whisper White

PP: Regals dsp stack

Other: Large Polka dots embossing folder, Subtles buttons, Smoky Slate thick baker’s twine, dimensionals

My Niece’s Baptism Card

My niece was baptized on Sunday and I made this customized card for her.


2016 Card 59 - Madelyn baptism card


It took me awhile to put it together as I don’t typically make religious cards.  I found a cross in a Verve Christmas stamp set and I made the sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s Milo ABC’s stamp set. I think I did pretty good!  The embossed background is from an old Cuttlebug embossing folder from the Decorative Tile set.


Here is a picture of my beautiful niece 🙂  She is 5 months old now.




Thanks for stopping by!

Amazing Birthday x2



I have two cards to share tonight!  I’m still working my way through my own challenges and made two cards with Stampin Up’s Amazing Birthday set which retired last month.


The first card is for the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts.  I used a color combo of Always Artichoke, Pool Party and Cucumber Crush. I really wasn’t sure about it when I made it up my color combo list, but I kinda like it! I added in Smoky Slate as a neutral.


2016 Card 57 - Stampin Up Amazing Birthday


Here is the second card using a card design I made up when I shifted the pieces around (and around and around – I couldn’t decide what to do lol!)


2016 Card 58 - Stampin Up Amazing Birthday


Here is the sketch for the first card – you still have a few days to enter!



My niece’s baptism is tomorrow so I need to go make a card for that…or buy one tomorrow if I can’t come up with something!


Have a great night!


Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Amazing Birthday

Ink: Always Artichoke, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party

CS: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush

DSP: retired Subtles DSP stack (second card), current Regals DSP stack (first card)

Other: retired scallop punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, 2″ circle punch, regals candy dots, subtles candy dots, neutral candy dots, Decorative Dots embossing folder

Acorn Hello



Back in April, I made up a list of Stampin Up color combos along with a list of retiring stamps (now retired!) and a list of current stamps to use also. Well I never got to that project (story of my life, more ideas than time) in May so I am starting this month.


Tonight’s card uses Always Artichoke and Pool Party. Since the stamp set is Acorny Thank You, I went with a bunch of browns to tie the card together.


Acorny Thank You 1


I stamped the Watercolor Wash background stamp in Sahara Sand (stamped off once). The acorns were stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Suede and punched out with the Acorn Builder punch. I added a sentiment from the same stamp set in Always Artichoke and a candy dot to accent the i.


Have a great night!


Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Acorny Thank You, Watercolor Wash

Ink: Always Artichoke, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand

CS: Whisper White, Pool Party

DSP: Regals designer series paper stack 

Other: Acorn Builder punch, Subtles candy dots