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Posted on July 24, 2017

Monday Morning Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte Sample

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting

Hey stampers! Thanks for popping in today to see my Monday Morning Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte Sample. I'll be sharing projects with our new Coffee Cafe Suite of products all week! Today's card features Stampin' Up!'s Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Coffee Cafe Bundle.


One thing I love about this bundle is that everything coordinates so beautifully. The colors in the DSP are Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, and Whisper White. This gives you endless choices for creating fun projects like my sample today. Here are the instructions and if you need to order any of the products, just click on any picture below.


  • StampsCoffee Cafe stamp set-143677
  • Stampin' Up Paper–Coffee Break Designer Series Paper-144155, Whisper White cardstock-100730, Pear Pizzazz cardstock-131201, Crumb Cake Cardstock-120953
  • Stampin' Up Ink–Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Pad-131180, Early Espresso Stampin' Pad-126974
  • Other Stampin' Up Supplies and Tools–Coffee Cups Framelits-143745, Stitched Shape Framelits-145372, Stampin' Dimensionals-104430, SNAIL Adhesive-104332


  • Coffee Break Designer Series Paper to 4.25″x11″ and score at 5.5″
  • Whisper White cardstock to 3.75″x 5″, plus scraps for die cutting
  • Crumb Cake- scrap for die cutting


    1. Cut and score the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.
    2. Cut the Whisper White cardstock, stamp the hearts from the Coffee Cafe stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink and then adhere the sheet to the inside of the card.
    3. Die cut the Crumb Cake cardstock with the largest oval Stitched Shape Framelit.
    4. On some scrap pieces of Whisper White cardstock you will stamp the following, all from the Coffee Cafe stamp set:
      1. Stamp the wood grain cup with Early Espresso ink
      2. The greeting ‘Thanks A Latte' with Early Espresso ink
      3. Stamp the cup lid with Pear Pizzazz ink
    5. Then, die cut all the cup pieces with their matching die from the Coffee Cups Framelits dies.
    6. Die cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the cup sleeve die.
    7. Assemble all the coffee cup pieces to the Crumb Cake oval die cut using SNAIL Adhesive, add the greeting oval with some Stampin' Dimensionals.
    8. Adhere the oval ensemble to the cardfront using SNAIL Adhesive.

I really wish we could sit down and have a cup of coffee and get to know each other better. One thing I love about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is all the new friends I've made. When I do a party or teach a class, there's always someone new who might never have heard of Stampin' Up! or even had the opportunity to create a handmade card. It's so much fun to see the sense of accomplishment when they do a make and take and realize their creativity was inside all along, just waiting to come out!

If you might like to meet some new friends while doing something you love, take a peek and see the extra value to our already fabulous starter kit in the month of July. Only one week left to grab all the extra treats! If you have any questions, we can each grab a cup of coffee and have a phone chat. Just give me a shout at 214-293-4461. If you live near Wylie, TX just shoot me a quick email. We can meet in person for our coffee, my treat!

I hope you enjoyed today's Monday Morning Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte Sample. See you tomorrow for another project sample using this awesome suite of products.

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Posted on July 8, 2017

Mini Crates Taking Over – Stampin’ Up! Framelits

Die Cut/ Projects/ Stamping

STAMP FLASH: Mini crates taking over; my stamp room today, that is.  The Wood Crate Framelit, new to our 2017-2018 catalog, has quickly become one of my favorite dies. Since it's been raining here all day, I've been able to stay in my jammies and create bunches of these fun little crates. I used the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper for these:

You can use any paper or colors to create the perfect party favor or gift. Here are some of the ones I created using the June Paper Pumpkin Kit for an upcoming team party to celebrate our best sales month ever:

These little crates are so easy to put together. You'll need to cut out 2 of the crate pieces. For the ones where I used Designer Series Paper, I cut my 12″ paper into 4″ strips and cut two crate pieces out of each strip. You'll get three crates out of a full sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper.

Of course, with Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper (DSP), you can choose either side to use for your crate! You can also use solid cardstock as I did with the watermelon crates above.

It's quite easy to put your crate together. You start as shown in the picture on left, then layer one crate piece over the other, as shown on the right with the blue crate. Since the DSP is fairly thin, regular SNAIL Adhesive works just fine to assemble. If you use our regular, solid colored cardstock, Tear & Tape Adhesive is a better alternative for assembling.

Tip: it's easiest to cut a bunch of crate pieces out all at once and then you can assemble later.

To order the Wood Crate Framelits or Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, just click on a picture below.

I hope you, too, will soon be gleefully shouting in your stamp/craft room…mini crates are taking over! 🙂



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Posted on June 30, 2017

Are You in Love with Lemon Lime Twist?

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Paper crafting

Lemon Lime Twist

Whether you are in love with Lemon Lime Twist or you're still on the fence with this new Stampin' Up! In Color, I think you'll love today's projects!

Which is your favorite? Please tell me in a comment below!

Card instructions, supply lists and measurements follow.

If I've inspired you and now you are in love with Lemon Lime Twist, just click on a picture at the end of my post to order any supplies you might need for these projects.

Thinking of you Card


  • Stamp SetsColorful Seasons (143726)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Rich Razzleberry (115316); Old Olive (100702)
  • Stamp Pads – Rich Razzleberry (126950); Old Olive (126953); Lemon Lime Twist (144086)
  • Misc. – Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)


  • Whisper White:     5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (scored at 4 1/4″)         2 3/8” x 4”        1/2″ x 2″
  • Rich Razzleberry: 2 7/8” x 4 1/2″              2” x 2 1/2″        5/8” x 2”
  • Old Olive:              2 5/8” x 4 1/4″


  1. Use Lemon Lime Twist ink to stamp the detailed leaf image onto the Whisper White card base starting on the outside edges and working towards the middle.
  2. Adhere the Rich Razzleberry mat at an angle onto the stamped card base.
  3. Using Rich Razzleberry ink stamp off once onto scrap paper and then stamp the solid leaf image in the center of the Whisper White rectangle.
  4. Use Lemon Lime Twist ink to stamp the solid leaf image angled onto either side of the Rich Razzleberry leaf.
  5. Use Old Olive ink to stamp the detailed leaf image over the solid Lemon Lime Twist leaves.
  6. Adhere the fully stamped piece onto the Old Olive mat.
  7. Use Rich Razzleberry ink to stamp the sentiment onto the strip of Whisper White and then adhere this onto the Rich Razzleberry strip of cardstock.
  8. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the art piece to the card base. Use Dimensionals to also adhere the sentiment.
  9. Using the detailed leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits cut out one Rich Razzleberry leaf and adhere this with Multipurpose Liquid Glue over the stamped Rich Razzleberry leaf.
  10. Finish with 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Happy Birthday Card


  • Stamp SetsN/A
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730) Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Paper (144145) Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock (144124)
  • Stamp Pads – N/A
  • Misc. –Layering Circle Framelits (141705) Happy Birthday Thinlits (143700) Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon (144135) 2017-19 In Color Bitty Bows (144217)


  • Whisper White cardstock 11” x 5.5”
  • Foil Frenzy Specialty Paper 4” x 5.25”
  • Scrap Foil Frenzy specialty paper 3.5” x 3.5”
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 3.5” x 3.5”


  1. Score and Fold the 11” x 5.5” piece of whisper white cardstock
  2. Cut piece of Lemon Lime Twist foil frenzy specialty paper to 4” x 5.25”
  3. Die Cut the 3.5” x 3.5” inch piece of Foil frenzy with largest circle in the layering circles collection
  4. Die Cut the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with the Happy Birthday Thinlit
  5. Wrap length of Lemon Lime Twist finely woven ribbon top to bottom as seen in photo on the 4” x 5.25” piece of Foil Frenzy specialty designer paper
  6. Adhere the 4” x 5.25” piece of Foil Frenzy specialty paper to front of scored and folder whisper white cardstock
  7. Add die cut circle foil side down to cardfront
  8. Add die cut Happy Birthday to circle
  9. Add lemon lime twist bitty bow to Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are now in love with Lemon Lime Twist.

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Posted on June 21, 2017

Colorful Seasons

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Stamping

One of the things I miss most about living in Connecticut is the colorful seasons. We lived in a wooded area so the trees took on a different look with the changing of the season.

Stampin' Up!'s “Colorful Seasons” stamp set is the perfect choice, no matter what the time of year or season. Today's sample uses different shades of yellow and I hope reminds you of a recent trip to a sunny beach!

Notice the yellow gradations on the left side of this card. Using Stampin' Up!'s new Color Theory Designer Series Paper, you can easily add different splashes of color to your projects with one slice of your paper trimmer!  Each 6″ x 6″ double-sided sheet is acid and lignin free. Stampin' Up! colors featured are Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Whisper White. Mix and match for endless possibilities.

One of my favorite things about this stamp set is the font used for the greeting images:

Lest you think there would be a lot of “fussy cutting” for all these images, not to worry! There is a coordinating set of thinlits dies:

I've included the measurements and instructions below in case you want to create a stack of cards for yourself. When you need one you can just go to your stash instead of heading out to the store! 🙂


  • Stamp SetsColorful Seasons (143726)
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake (120953); Basic Black (121045); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black (140931); Crumb Cake (126975); Crushed Curry (131173)
  • Misc. – Color Theory Designer Series Paper (145348); Delicate White Doilies (141701)       


  • Crumb Cake: 8 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black: 2 7/8” x 3 3/8”
  • Whisper white: 2 ¾” x 3 ¼”
  • Color Theory DSP: 5 ½” x 2”


  1. Stamp “thinking of you” on DSP and attach to left side of card front
  2. Stamp the frame of the chair in Crumb Cake
  3. Stamp the seat of the chair in Crushed Curry
  4. Stamp greeting in Basic Black
  5. Adhere stamped layer to Basic Black
  6. Adhere doily to back of Basic Black, and then attach unit to card front with Dimensionals

Need any supplies? just click on a picture below to order.

I'd love to see what you create using the Colorful Seasons stamp set! Email me a picture and, who knows; you just might be asked to be a guest blogger and share your project with all my readers. 🙂


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Posted on June 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Online Classes

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I just love stamp sets that save me time and money…don't you? I have so many things going on that whenever I can cut some corners, I'm all over it! Today's card does just that!

It's made with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle, a stamp set with tons of beautiful images and a coordinating framelit!

This is the perfect solution for me. I can stamp a bunch of birthday cards at once, using different images and I saved money (10%) by purchasing the bundle.

Many of my stamp club and hostesses did the same thing and they also were able to score some additional stampin' rewards with our “We Heart Hosts” June Promotion. It's not too late to take advantage of this promotion. Give me a shout and we can talk about some different ways for you to get these extra rewards!

Oh, before I move on to today's project details, I don't want to forget to share yesterday's post in case you missed it. My NEW Dragonfly Dreams ONLINE Class is here!

OK, now back to today's business! Here are the supplies and instructions, including measurements, for the Happy Birthday Gorgeous project…enjoy! To order any of the supplies, just click on any picture below the instructions.


  • Stamp SetsHappy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (145301)
  • Card Stock –Whisper White (100730); Tranquil Tide (144246); Soft Sky (131203)
  • Inks – Whisper White (101731); Tranquil Tide (144085); Soft Sky (131181)
  • Misc. – Big Shot (143263); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220); SNAIL (104332, Refill: 104331); Dimensionals (104430); Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309)


  • Whisper White:               8 ½” x 5 ½”    Scrap
  • Soft Sky:                          5 ¼” x 4”
  • Tranquil Tide:                  5 ¼” x 4”


    1. Cut out Happy Birthday from center of Soft Sky and center of Tranquil Tide
    2. Stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide Ink onto Whisper White Scrap, cut to size & flag
    3. Stamp swirly image using Whisper White Ink & Soft Sky Ink onto Soft Sky
    4. Adhere Soft Sky layer to Whisper White base using SNAIL
    5. Adhere Tranquil Tide “Happy Birthday” inside Soft Sky cut out using the Fine Tip Glue Pen
    6. Adhere flagged greeting layer using Dimensionals
    7. Add Rhinestone(s)

If you want to check out some more Happy Birthday Gorgeous samples, join our Artisan Team Blog Hop for lots of creative inspiration!

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