Stampin’ Up! Conversation Bubbles Ready to Ride Thank You Card

MIKEMIKEMIKEMIKEMIKEMIKE!!  Guess what day it is?!?  It’s HAWWWWWMP DAY! We’re cresting the hill and headed into the weekend once again!  At the rate that January is whizzing by…it’ll be time to put the TREE up again in a heartbeat!

I jest.

Or…do I?? 😳😳😳

But – not today, people.  Not today!  Today, we’ve got a fun card – that could easily work as a masculine card if you needed one – using the new Conversation Bubbles bundle and some Ready to Ride DSP!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Conversation Bubbles Ready to Ride Thank You Card

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Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Favored Flowers Hello Card in Two Colors!

Good morning – it is Monday again!  Hope your week is looking like it’ll be a good one!

I’ve got a pretty – and pretty easy! – card for your today.  Well – TWO cards, actually!  Both use the pretty Fragrant Flowers stamp set and bundled dies from the Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog and pretty Favored Flowers DSP – a free-with-qualifying-order goody from the Jan – Feb 2023 Sale-A-Bration catalog.   Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Fragrant Favored Flowers Hello Card in Two Colors!

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Stampin’ Up! Something Fancy with Two-Tone Flora Congrats Card!

Good morning and happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was good and that you’re headed into a GREAT week!!

I’ve got a pretty card for you today – and it’s ALSO easy!  Winner winner!  It uses the two “anchor” bundles in the new Fancy Flora Suite – available to you on 5 Jan (which is SOON!) in the new Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog!  The Two-Tone Flora and Something Fancy bundles were meant to work together and they do it SO well!  Especially when you ALSO add some Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see!

Stampin' Up! Something Fancy with Two-Tone Flora Congrats Card!

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Flourishing Fern Any Occasion Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy weekend-eve!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned for the weekend. I honestly don’t know WHAT is on our playlist so…I’m just going to play it by ear! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

My card today is another CASE (I know – it’s like I’ve not had an original thought in my head all week!! 😉 ) – this one from my friend and upline Amy Koenders!  Her shoebox swap card from the retreat last weekend – using the Brightest Beauty bundle – really inspired me for this one – but I used the Forever Fern stamp set and coordinating Forever Flourishing Die set!  And…the cool a la carte die set called Fabulous Frames.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Forever Flourishing Fern Any Occasion Card with Video Tutorial

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Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions & Countless Trees Birthday with a Video Tutorial

Hey, y’all – hope your weekend is going well! Are you Alabamians enjoying your Sales Tax Holiday? 🙂

When I first saw the Countless Trees stamp set – which is, I admit, a bit of a flyover set – I thought it was cool.  I mean – it’s one of the Reversible stamp sets and you can create all sorts of fun trees with it.  One might even say…a COUNTLESS number of trees! 🤷‍♀️  It’s the one I picked to play with today and I paired it with the Celebrate Everything DSP – a Host-Exclusive reward!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Very Best Occasions & Countless Trees Birthday with a Video Tutorial

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Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Frames Brightest Beauty Card

Good morning good morning and welcome to the brink of the weekend!  Do you have some fun plans?  We’re going to do a little tidying this weekend – Wayne doesn’t know it yet and it’s likely to be traumatic (Goodwill is involved and that just hurts him to his core).  So…think good thoughts for him making it thru a little…purging! 😉

I’ve got a cool little card for you today – I’d call it clean-and-simple!  Since we didn’t get a chance to make it together yesterday, I took a minute (literally!) to put together a short little video on how to make it – the link will be at the end!

I used the Brightest Beauty stamp set to create a very summer-y card (as opposed to the more Fall-like card I made with it before – you can see THAT one right here!).  And I pulled out the amazing Fabulous Frames die set (an a la carte set from the Annual Catalog), too.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Fabulous Frames Brightest Beauty Card

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Stampin’ Up! Light the Candles Birthday Kit and…My Retired Products Store is OPEN!

Happy Tuesday!  I’ve got some big news for you – it’s THAT TIME OF YEAR.  Yes, the time of year when I FINALLY get with the out-with-the-old program.

A well organized person would probably do out-with-the-old and THEN in-with-the-new, but…as you guys totally know…I did it bassakwards!

But – I’m remedying that starting RIGHT NOW!  I’ve updated my Retired Products Shop with goodies from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog and the Aug – Sep 2021 Sale-a-Bration!  Get on over and grab your faves before they’re gone! 🙂

I know you’ve heard about our amazing kits – and I’ve got a fun one to share with you today.  If you need birthday cards, the Light the Candles Birthday Card Kit is a really good choice for you!

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Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Heart & Home Note Cards and Gift Box

Good morning and HAPPY HAPPY HAWWWMP DAY!!  I hope your week is going well!

Before we get going, I’d like to remind you about my Fundraiser for the folks so dreadfully impacted by this week’s tornadoes in AR, KY and IL.  Scroll down to see how YOU can help – and see how to maybe win a brand spanking new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine!

So for today, I’ve got a sweet little gift set for you – with a gift box and three little notecards & envelopes.  I used the Heart & Home Memories & More Card Pack and the coordinating Heart & Home Memories & More Cards & Envelopes for the note cards.  And I made a gift box for them by decorating a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box with a Blessings of Home Bundle image, sentiment and some foliage atop Heart & Home DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Candy Canes & Sweet Little Stockings for Christmas

Happy Monday!  So…I realized something yesterday while we were at Sam’s.  Wayne said…”It’s Sunday and everyone is at Sam’s shopping!”.  I did a little high-level, very sophisticated math in my head and realized…THANKSGIVING is like…tomorrow!

Well – not EXACTLY – but…close!  A week from Thursday!  I ordered my ham to pick up next week and then promptly decided (apparently!) that I was “ready”.  So…nothing to worry about or prep for – obvs!  Sheesh!


Friday!  Bwahahahaha!  YOU thought I was going to say CHRISTMAS!

But – it IS right smack around the corner so…today’s card is spot on!  It uses the Candy Canes and Sweet Little Stockings stamp set – and is SOOO easy that if you’re behind (I am so NOT behind! 😂😂😂😂) and need some quick cards – I’ve got you covered.  Take a look-see!

This sweet layout was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This one goes fast so….pull out your Stamparatus and…let’s roll!

I started with a piece of Basic White that I matted on Shaded Spruce for the card front.

Another piece of Basic White went into the Stamparatus and I stamped it with the Candy Canes stamp in Real Red.

I used the next-to-largest Scalloped Contours die to cut out a rectangle and adhered it to the middle of the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using Stampin’ Seal, I adhered a length of Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon across the panel.

I stamped the sentiment from Sweet Little Stockings in Real Red on a strip of Basic White and matted the strip on Shaded Spruce cardstock.

Then I popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Shaded Spruce gem from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done.

Who AM I!?? 😳😳😳  Surely….this can’t be a Mary card!!?

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment and a candy cane, from Sweet Little Stockings, in Real Red on a Basic White panel.  Then I added another Shaded Spruce Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into my Thick Basic White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got a few Sweet Little Stockings candy canes on the front…

…and one…single…yummy…cane on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Red – White – Green.  Classic!  Real Red Candy Canes!  A Sweet Little Stockings sentiment and…how handy that there was a CANDY CANE in that set, too!?

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

I’ve got ONE opening left in my Host Club that starts on 1 Dec – so…if anyone wants a great way to add to their stampin’ stash – this is it (beaten only by Joining Stampin’ Up!).  Here’s all the deets!




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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Whimsy Kit Peek!

Good morning and…let me be the first to wish you a very Happy HAWWWMP DAY!!!  Yes!  It’s Wednesday – and….THAT means that I only have two sleeps before I head to the airport to pick up Amy and Karen and then head up to the north GA mountains for our Inkin’ Krew Retreat!  I am so excited to see everyone – and I’ve got a couple of ladies who are in my Crittters-N-Creatin’ Krew Team that I’ve never met in person!  Plenty of time on Zoom – but…this’ll be the first time we’re in the same spot!  It’s going to be a blast!  I’ll share pics as I’m able thru the weekend!

Stampin’ Up! recently released a brand new All-Inclusive Kit called Christmas Whimsy.  I ordered it first jump out the gate and when it came….I dove in!  Remember – this is the one I think looks like it come straight outta Who-Ville!!

When I opened it up I found everything – and I do mean….EVERYTHING!…I needed to make eight fun Christmas cards!

THAT is the neat and tidy image from Stampin’ Up!  Here’s my hot mess!

Great job, Mare! 🤦‍♀️

But – I popped all the die cut pieces, folded the two designs of card bases and opened up the instructions.  I decided that at least for this first one, I’d do them exactly as the instructions said.

The instruction sheet is cool – they used pictures to let you know what to do and in what order – and (unlike some picture directions – you know the ones I mean!) – THESE actually WORK!

I mean – they even tell you how many stars or snowflakes to use and where to put the Dimensionals! 👍👍👍

I used the enclosed Night of Navy Ink Spot and the exclusive stamp set to stamp snowflakes and stars on the card bases – and stamp the sentiments.  This is where I DID depart a little – I’m not a huge “Season’s Greetings”  fan so I did them all with Merry Christmas.  But…you can do whichever you prefer – they both fit on the labels perfectly (thanks, Stampin’ Up!).


There’s a roll of Gold Trim to use on each design – love the tag “tied” on (in truth it’s got a little Glue Dot and the tag itself is popped on with a couple of dimensionals!).   And there are pretty blue foil snowflakes and stars adhesive-backed sequins to add, too!

The second design also gets a little gold foil star “sticker” added – only hard part here is making sure to get the ladder onto the card front straight so that it doesn’t look like someone is fixin’ to end up in the ER!

There’s even an “inside” sentiment that I used – and added some Night of Navy stamped stars.

I guess Stampin’ Up! has heard me say #nonekkidenvelopes cuz they included some beautiful envelopes with Gold Foil accents.

But…I added some stars to the front, too.  Cuz….I could! 😉

Et Voila!  In the blink of an eye I had eight fun full-sized cards – with insides stamped and ready – and decorated envelopes – all ready to get signed, stamped and mailed!  No cutting (except for the Gold Trim!) required – and the easy instructions make this a PERFECT project for new stampers or kids or….pretty much anyone who needs really cute Christmas cards!  It would be a GREAT activity to do together with family and friends – order a few kits and get to creating! 🙂

I hope you like!

And – this isn’t the ONLY kit that we’ve got available right now!  Check them all out – we’ve got stamping kits and even NON-Stamping kits for you to choose from.  Stop by the online store Kits Collection to pick up your kits!  Don’t forget that the kits are only available while supplies last, so order quick to make sure that you get yours…and pick up some free Sale-a-bration goodies if your order reaches $50!




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