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Posted on September 3, 2020

New Beginnings #stampingdiversity

Papercrafting/ Samples

Happy Friday Eve Stampers! This upcoming weekend will be an extra long one for me since Monday is a holiday at my “other” job! In this time of uncertainty, I am surely blessed to have not one, but two full-time jobs that pay me well!

Speaking of jobs, and in the spirit of #stampingdiversity, I had asked my newsletter community to tell me what occasions and events for which they'd like to see samples. Bev mentioned “new job”.

Of course this could be used for any “new beginning” . The neutral colors would work for either man or woman.

Below you'll find the instructions, including measurements and supplies. If you find yourself wanting or needing to order any of these supplies, just click on a picture below to go shopping!

If you are not currently a part of my newsletter crafting community, you can join by giving me some brief info in the sidebar. If you'd like to see a sample for a particular event or occasion, please feel free to leave me a comment!


  • Stamp SetsBeautiful World (bundle, 154091)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Night of Navy,
  • Stamp Pads – Night of Navy (147110)
  • Misc. – World of Good Designer Specialty Series Paper (DSP) (152491); In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) (152494); Stitched Rectangles Dies (151820); Stampin’ Seal (152813); Antiqued Corners & Slides (152471); Copper Foil Sheets (142020); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (154974); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (143653)


  • Whisper White:   8 ½” x 5 ½”                3 ¾” x 5”        3” square       3” x ½”
  • World of Good:   1 ¾” x 1 ½”               
  • In Good Taste:    1 ¼” x 1 ½”
  • Night of Navy:     5” x 3 ¾”
  • Copper Foil:       3” x 3 ¾”                               


  1. Fold Whisper White card stock in half and crease to create card base.
  2. Adhere Night of Navy layer to card base using Stampin’ Seal.
  3. Die-cut large Stitched Rectangle from Whisper White card stock. Adhere to Night of Navy layer using Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Ink world image using Night of Navy ink and stamp onto Whisper White square. Die-cut using circle die.
  5. Die-cut globe stand from Copper Foil.  
  6. Adhere World of Good and In Good Taste strips to Whisper White layer. Adhere globe stand and globe to card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. Adhere two Antiqued Corners to card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  8. Ink phrase using Night of Navy ink and stamp onto Whisper White layer. Adhere to card front to complete card.

If you might be pondering a new job or perhaps a second job” to help with some expenses, you might be interested in my post from a couple of says ago. You can click here to check it out!

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Posted on July 16, 2020

Nothing’s Better Than

Projects/ Samples

Hey Stampers! Nothing's better than…what?

Well, I think Stampin' Up!'s Nothing's Better Than stamp set is pretty darn cool! This morning on Facebook I shared three samples and today here on the blog I'm sharing three more, along with the “recipes” to make these cards.

Aren't these the cutest?

You can view and download the recipes PDF below:

Card recipes

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Posted on July 8, 2020

Christmas in July

Papercrafting/ Samples/ Stamping

I know, I know, have I gone mad? It's 100 degrees outside where I live in north Texas and I'm posting about Christmas!

I really am already thinking about my Christmas cards. Do you ever start that process in July? When we were still out and about more, many retial stores even had Christmas in July sales and promotions.

I just pre-ordered some fall and winter stamp sets from the upcoming Stampin' Up! seasonal catalog and I guess that's put me in a festive, Christmas spirit! One of the perks of being a demonstrator; we get to see and order products a month early. I'll be posting lots of samples once these arrive so stay tuned for that!

I hope you enjoy today's share which is actually made using the Sunflower Dies in our annual catalog. The card base uses Poppy Parade, one of my favorite “reds”.

If this card is something you'd like to make, directions and supplies are listed below. Just click on any picture to order.

Christmas in July using Celebrate Sunflowers


  • Card Stock: Poppy Parade (119793); Just Jade (153079); Whisper White (100730)
  • Misc: Flowers for Every Season 6”x6” Designer Series Paper (DSP) (152486); Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack (153058); Sunflower Dies (152704); Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (152718); die-cut machine; Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)


  • Poppy Parade: 5” x 7” scored at 3 ½” – this will be your card base; 3 ¼” x 4 ¾” and 3 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Just Jade: 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”
  • Whisper White: 3 1/8” x 4 5/8”
  • Poinsettia Piece from Flowers for Every Season DSP: 1” x 4¾”


  1. Run the 3 ¼” x 4 ¾” piece of Poppy Parade through your die-cut machine using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.
  2. Add the embossed cardstock to the center of the card front.
  3. Die-cut the large sunflower from the other piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.
  4. Attach the sunflower to the back of the DSP so that about 2/3 of it is showing.
  5. Add that to the card front.
  6. Cut ‘season’s greetings’ from the 3” x 4” card that has the word strips all over it.
  7. Add greeting to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  8. Attach the white cardstock to the jade cardstock (this goes on the inside).
  9. This is a notecard sized card and will fit into one of the notecard envelopes.
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