Category: Cards

Stampin’ Up! Baroque Motif – Retiring

Only two more weeks until the end of the current catalog and we’ll be saying goodbye to some terrific stamp sets.  For the next few days, I’ll be posting some oldies but goodies.

Recently, I showed you this card I created with the Baroque Motifs Stamp Set.  You can see the details here.

This is a card I created for a color challenge a few years ago.  You can’t tell from this picture but the heart is embossed with iridescent ice emboss powder.  It’s clear with a perfect shimmer, glitter affect.

And this last card was designed by my aunt for a card swap we did during a family reunion five years ago.  The scallop circle punch made this card super easy to make.

Baroque Motif Stamp Set retiring May 31st

Enjoy!  Julie

Punch Hat Chic!

I was going for Audrey Hepburn, but it might be more Eliza Doolittle!  A reference to that wonderful musical classic My Fair Lady, of course!  What do you think?  Either way, it’s a fun card for a friend.  I wanted to create a card with simple, clean lines to highlight the hat.

This close up shows off the silver glimmer paper flower. The ruffle is added using the scallop oval punch. And a hint of a line to define the top of the hat was traced with the oval punch and the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write marker.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Ink: StazOn Black Ink #101406
Paper: Pocketful of Posies #122354 (retiring), Basic Black cs #121045, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005
Extras:  Extra Large Oval #119859, Scallop Punch #119856,  Boho Blossoms Punch #119858 (retiring), Black Brad #119736



Quick Graduation Card and Video Tutorial

How many graduates do you need cards for this year?  Here’s a quick graduation card to help you make it a special day for your graduates!

And here’s a video tutorial.  (If you are reading this in an email message you’ll need to go to the website to see the video.)  I hope you enjoy it!


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Tagtastic (Stampin’ Rewards Set)
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Wild Wasabi #108641, Beyond the Garden #122342
Ink: Melon Mambo #115656
Extras: Lots of Tags Sizzlit #104508, Extra Large Oval Punch #119859, Clear Emboss Powder #109130, Dimensionals #104430, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439 



Stampin’ Up! Vintage Chic

Vintage Vogue (retiring) is the perfect stamp set for clean and simple chic.  The color scheme is a hint of pink in Blushing Bride (retiring) and the always chic Basic Black.

The background was created by embossing white vellum card stock with the beautiful Finial Press Embossing Folder (retiring).   The embossed vellum was then mounted on Blushing Bride card stock.  The subtle pink behind the vellum shows off the elegant design of the embossed vellum.

The Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine is the star of the show on this card creating the elegant impressed background and the lovely black tag to frame the oval ‘friends’.

A simple little flower from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack with a tiny pearl adds just the right touch.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue (retiring) # 117690 wood-mount, # 118598 clear-mount
Paper: Blushing Bride cs (retired), Whisper White cs #100730, Basic Black #101179
Ink: Blushing Bride (retiring) #119786, Black StazOn #101406
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Finial Press Embossing Folder (retiring) #115963, Lots of Tags Sizzlit #114508, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Extra Large Oval Punch #119859, Pearls #119247, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon #119261

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Stampin’ Up! Kentucky Derby Hats

Happy Derby Day!  Yesterday I shared this fun derby hats card with you, but I wanted to show you the custom envelope and some close ups of the hats.

All these hats were created with three oval punches: the Extra Large Oval, Large Oval and Scallop Oval and the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper.

This first hat was made with the Large Oval punch.  The tail was snipped out with the Paper Snips and the final touch was the Flower Designer brad.

The Large Oval paper punches were layered with a paper punched Scallop Oval.  A little ribbon was added with a silver Glimmer paper flower and red brad.

This final and largest hat was created with the Extra Large Oval punch.  And the scrunch flower was made similarly to the scrunch flower here just much smaller.

Next week I’ll have a graduation card video for you AND a video of these hats.  Stay tuned!

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