Monthly Archives: January 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday


These four cards were all made by using a suite from SU called “Picture Perfect.”  I like the idea the dsp is actually photography.  I tried to keep these cards as Clean and Simple as possible for mailing from overseas for my military card project.

Supplies Used:  Stamp Sets – “Picture Perfect Birthday,” SU card 1, and “Birthday” from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit.

Colors:  Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Basic Black.

The candle die is from a old die in my stash, the “happy” die is from SU called “Hello You Thinlits (retired),” and the “celebrate” is new from the 2018 SAB catalog called “Celebrate You Thinlits.”  The gold twine is retired SU product.


Key:  DSP = designer series paper, SU = Stampin’ Up!


Snoopy or Panda?



Lots of fussy cutting for these, but I love the way they turned out!

Stamp sets used:  Party Panda (SU), You’ve Got This (SU), I (Heart) Hearts (SU), Lovely Amazing You (SU), You’ve Got Mail (Lawn Fawn), Happy Mail (Stampabilities).

Colors: (all SU)  Island Indigo cs and ink, Real Red, Tuxedo Black Momento


Sesame Street Kid’s Cards


Making some fun shaped cards for military kids.  Who doesn’t love Cookie and Elmo?

All supplies used were from Stampin’ UP!  I used my old Bigz Scallop Circle Die (now long retired, but saved just so I can make these cards), and punches as follows:

Mouth: 1/2 of a 2 1/2″ circle die.  Eyes:  Whites – 1 3/8″ circle punch, Black – 1″ circle punch.  Nose: 1 1/2″ circle punch.  Cookie: 2″ circle punch, with a 1 3/4″ scallop punch for the “bite.”  The chocolate chips were made with a 3/8″ circle punch.

Stampin’ Up! colors used:  Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie.  Ink Dauber:  Soft Suede ink.

Heartfelt Blooms Sympathy – Sketch Challenge



This card was created for a sketch challenge, using old Operation Write Home sketch #29.

This is a standard A2 Vertical Side Fold.  I adjusted my panels to fit my sentiment and to make use of my dotted rectangle folder (Stamps of Life).  My panels are 2″ x 4.5″ (vertical) and 2.5″ x 3.75″ (focal panel).

Stamp Sets Used:  Stampin’ Up!’s “Flourishing Phrases (sentiment) and “Heartfelt Blooms.”

Colors:  “Night of Navy” ink and cs, both SU.

The dsp and ribbon are also SU.

This third card is a little more gender neutral, made from the same stamp set, “Heartfelt Blooms,” for both the focal as well as the sentiment.


Man Mugs!

Man Mugs!
BBQ Dad Mug

BBQ Dad Mug

Man Mug

Tool Man Mug

Wayne Mug

Hero Man Mug

Hope you enjoy these three cards in a series I am calling “Man Mugs.”  Each of the cards are standard A2, Vertical, Side Fold.  Each card uses a die set by Stamps of Life called “hotchocolate2stamp” (the die set coordinates with the stamp set by the same name).

Card #1 Details:  

CS:  Stampin’ Up! “Crumb Cake” and “Soft Suede”

Ink:  “Soft Suede”

Images: Mug-Hero Arts “Operation Write Home” series, Banner – “Guy Greetings” by SU

DSP:  “The Guy Stack” by DCWV (3″x3″ focal squares)

Card #2 Details:

CS:  Stampin’ Up! “Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate”

Ink:  “Lost Lagoon”

Images: “Guy Greetings,” SU

Circle Die:  Dotted Circles Framelit Die by Stamps of Life – Embellishments:  Mini brads by SU

DSP: “The Guy Stack” by DCWV

Card #3 Details:

CS: Stampin’ Up! “Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Whisper White”

Ink:  “Crumb Cake, Night of Navy”

Images/Sentiment:  John Wayne by StampersBest, Sentiment by Impression Obsession

DSP: “Proud to Serve” by The Paper Studio (2.75″x2.75″ focal squares)




New Year’s Nine!


Happy New Year!

I started the day by making nine cards for different military card drives I provide cards for.  Today’s inspiration was a stamp and die set from Stamps of Life called “frenchfries2stamp.”  The set has a matching die.  The dotted rectangle die is also from Stamps of Life.  I used a combination of card stock and DSP from both Stamps of Life and Stampin’ Up!

While I made nine cards, some were duplicates, so I am showing the variety I created.

Blue Friesred fries