Super-Easy Print Poetry Card

Easy Print Poetry Card

While I love making handmade cards, and often spend quite a bit of time making each one, sometimes it is really great to make a card that takes practically NO time at all.

This Super-Easy Print Poetry Card, as I am calling it, took me about 5 minutes.  I think the trick is in the punches and coordinating designer series paper!  I only spend a short time deciding which paper to punch out with the Postage Punch, then simply used a coordinating ink color (Raspberry Ripple) to stamp the sentiment.  I originally stamped the “thinking of you” on the front of the card – then decided at the last minute to punch it out with the Modern Label Punch and re-stamped the sentiment on the inside, for a little something extra on this otherwise simple card.

I didn’t even use Stampin’ Dimensionals on this card! Here’s what I did use:

Best Dad Ever clear mount stamp set, Very Vanilla card stock, Print Poetry designer series paper stack (Spring Mini Catalog!), Raspberry Ripple Classic Ink, Postage Stamp punch, Modern Label punch, 3/16″ Corner Rounder punch, and SNAIL Adhesive.

What’s great about this card is you can use any designer series paper and card stock you have in your stash.  Stampin’ Up! has such great paper patterns and coordinating ink colors to make it Super-Easy!

Happy (Simple) Stamping!

Twitterpated Valentine Card

I made this sweet little 3×6" Valentine card for my "In Love With Valentine's Day" class. Unfortunately the class isn't happening, but I wanted to share the card with you!


The new products I used from the Occasions Mini Catalog are:

  • Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (125406)
  • Take it to Heart stamp set (125520 W, 125522 C)
  • 3/8" Pleated Ribbon in Riding Hood Red (125569)

This Twitterpated DSP is lovely, and coordinates with SEVEN different Stampin' Up! colors!

CONTACT ME if you need a copy of the Occasions Mini Catalog, or view it online by clicking on my "Catalogs" page.

For more ideas on how to use the newest goodies in the Occasions Mini Catalog, keep following my blog. Also, I'll be posting new card videos soon on my new YouTube Channel:

Happy Crafting!

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Stamps, Ink & Paper!

SIP – or Stamps, Ink & Paper.  It's the basic list of what you need to make a handmade card!  When I was a brand-new stamper, card-maker & Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I made this card below.  I didn't have many tools or accessories yet… just the stamps, ink & paper that came in my demonstrator starter kit!  I didn't even use Stampin' Dimensionals on this card! GASP!

Keeping in mind that nearly everything I used for this card (except Blender Pens, Whisper White card stock & Basic Black ink) is now retired Stampin' Up! product, here is the "ingredient" list:

Card stock: YoYo Yellow, Green Galore, Gable Green, Whisper White

Stamp Set: Greetings Galore

Ink: Basic Black, YoYo Yellow, Green Galore

Tools & Accessories: Blender Pen, my fingers for tearing!

I hope you enjoy this card project! It brought a smile to my face when I found this card in my stash. My stamping and card-making have come a LONG way in the last 5+ years.  Everyone starts somewhere… let me help YOU get started.  It's so much FUN!

Contact me and I'll help you find the right combination of Stamps, Ink & Paper!

Happy Crafting,

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D is For Dog Scallop Circle Card

I've been pulling stamp sets off my shelf that I haven't used much lately, and this is what I came up with using the adorable D is For Dog stamp set.  This card features a shaped card made from the Big Shot, a faux bow, and some sponging.

Stamp Set: D is For Dog
Card Stock/Paper: Whisper White (100730), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Pacific Point (111350) & Pacific Point dotted pattern from the Brights Stack (117155)
Ink & Accessories: Pacific Point Classic Ink (111837), Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (115658), Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon (119752- it's about to retire!), SNAIL Adhesive (104332) & Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Tools: Stamping Sponges (101610), 2-1/2" Circle PUnch (120906), Scallop Circle Die (113468), Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), Modern Label Punch (119849), Crop-A-Dile (108362) & the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

Shaped cards are really fun and different, and you know the recipient will think that it is special.  You can't go wrong with handmade cards!  Let me show you how to make handmade cards and gifts – join my mailing list today to stay up-to-date on all of my current classes and events!

Happy Crafting!