Darling Donkeys 4 Card Set

Check out this 4 card set I made using Darling Donkeys and Corner Bouquet stamp sets.  The color pallet comes from the 4 colors included in the Ombre 6×6 paper.  All of these products are Sale-a-bration items.  Since this is the last week of Sale-a-bration, make sure you earn them if you haven’t yet.  Each of these are free items at the $50 order level.  So, a $150 order would earn you all 3 products free plus $15 in host rewards too.  Shop my store to get these before they are gone on the 28th.

Darling Donkeys set of 4 cards.

Here are a couple of close up photos.  I love all the colors, but I think the Blackberry Bliss one is my favorite.

Darling Donkeys set of 4 cards.

Darling Donkeys set of 4 cards.

These were so fun to make.  My stamp club this month had a choice of making the Bermuda Bay one or the Rococo Rose one.  I’ve only used my rainbow glimmer paper for ice cream scoops so far.  I love it for these little hearts since it adds a little varied color depending on where you place the heart die.  If you have the Wreath Builder dies, that’s where I got the heart.  Otherwise, any small heart die or punch would work.

Colors:  Smoky Slate, Early Espresso, Basic White, Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Rococo Rose

Blends:  Gray Granite (donkey), Smoky Slate (ground), Petal Pink (ears/tummy), Rococo Rose & Granny Apple Green (rose in teeth)

Stamp Sets, Dies, & Paper:

Now, I just need to mail these out to some friends!

Happy Stampin’


Forever & Always Cards

The Forever & Always bundle has those awesome mats for the large cursive words in the stamp set.  I can’t get enough of this look.  Hopefully, this is a trend that will continue.  Black and White designer paper is also a favorite since you can color it in many ways or just let it be black and white.  Use Stampin’ Blends, Blending Brushes, or water-coloring on the True Love Designer Series Paper.  I used Blends.

Forever & Always cards Stampin' Up!

Here is a close up.  I used the Sahara Sand foil sheets from this suite for the “Always”.

Forever & Always bundle from Stampin' Up! with the True Love Designer series paper.

Colors:  Bermuda Bay, Rococo Rose, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Sahara Sand (foil)

Supplies (except basic tools and ink):

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Stampin’


Dandy Garden – Dragonflies & Coloring Ladybugs

Did you know you can color the Ladybug Trinkets in the Dandy Garden suite?  I designed a card using the Dragonfly Garden set and the Dandy Garden paper, and I decided to add a Ladybug Trinket to the greeting.  During our demonstrator event in November, they shared that you can color the trinkets with Stampin’ Blends.  So, I decided to try it out with this set of dragonfly cards.

Ladybug Trinkets by Stampin' Up!

Let the ink dry a couple of minutes in between 3 or 4 coats of marker ink to get the best result.  Here are the cards I made for these ladybugs.  Of course, the Mossy Meadow one is my favorite.

Dragonfly Garden cards

The dragonflies on these cards are punched directly from the Dandy Garden paper.  Since I love dandelions, I definitely want to make some cards with the Garden Wishes bundle too.  But, I played with the dragonflies first.

Dandy Garden paper by Stampin' Up! colored to match my cards.

Colors: Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral

Happy Stampin’


Mother’s Day Card – Eclipse Technique

This eclipse technique has been around for a while, but seems to be very popular over the last few months.  I did a mother’s day card for my club using this technique with the Springtime Foils paper from sale-a-bration last month.

Eclipse technique on mothers day card using springtime foils designer paper

Close up of the Eclipse Technique showing the raised "MOM" framelit cut outs.

There are certainly more complicated ways to do this technique, but I like this simple way of using dark card stock under heavier specialty designer paper that is simply one layer popped out on dimensionals.  Stamp or color your top piece before punching or running it through the Big Shot.

Also, make sure you save centers of images or letters (like the “O”) since you need to use every piece that you cut out to put your card front back together like a puzzle.  Just set the “O” where it came from in order to stick down the middle into the right spot.

Tip:  If you have the Springtime Foils paper, it colors best with lighter Stampin’ Blends colors.  The darker colors tend to cover up the metallic details.

Happy Stampin’




Blossoming Basket Card

I did this Blossoming Basket Card for my club in March to show them how awesome the Basket Weave embossing folder is.  This folder will carry over into the 2018 Annual Catalog that starts in June…Yay!  I used our awesome Stampin’ Blends for all the coloring.  I can’t wait to get new colors to add to my Blends collection.

This is a close up of my Blossoming Basket card.

Basket Weave folder card.

I patted the Crumb Cake ink pad on the folder before running it through the Big Shot to get shadowing and more texture.  Since the dynamic folders do scrunch up the card stock a little more than the standard folders, the ink shifts slightly by the time the bottom is scrunched.  I still love the extra effects though and just made sure that was at the bottom of my card.  I just had to add some Wink of Stella too.

Happy Stampin’


Stampin’ Blends – Just a Note Card

Check out this card inspired by Shelby’s card I saw at OnStage this last weekend (she works at the Stampin’ Up! home office).  I added an additional layer and changed the sentiment.  I love how simple and earthy it is.

I had fun coloring these with the new Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Vintage Leaves set and the You’ve Got This set.  You could put any sentiment on this card, but I used the “Just a Note” from Flourishing Phrases.

Happy Stampin’


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