Friends & Flowers with Pretty Petals


I’m just tickled with the way this card turned out!  I love how fun and easy the flower was to create using Stampin’ Up!’s Friends & Flowers stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch, both found in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  You have until the end of May to purchase these two great products, but why wait!  You’ll love all the things you can create with this stamp set – I didn’t realize how versatile it is until I started to work with it.

  • Oh, how I love the Pretty Petals Designer Paper!  What an awesome color scheme – Basic Black, Calypso Coral and Old Olive.  I threw in a little Crushed Curry too!
  • The size of designer paper I needed for my card was 2″ x 5-1/2″.  This paper comes in a 6″ x 6″ paper stack, so I had just enough left over to line my envelope.  This creates such a customized look for your cards.  Use the Envelope Liner Framelits and Big Shot to line all of the Stampin’ Up! envelope sizes.
  • Each petal of the flower was stamped four times using VersaMark Ink on Calypso Coral Cardstock, then poured on White Embossing Powder and heat set it using the Heat Tool.
  • Using Dimensionals in places as well as curving the flower petals over a Bone Folder makes the finished flower really come to life.
  • The leaves were stamped twice on Whisper White Cardstock using  Old Olive Ink.
  • Centers for the flower are punched out twice and stacked with a small Perfect White Accent in the center.



  • I found the perfect sentiment with the Sassy Salutations stamp set.  It’s also stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  Be sure to rub your Basic Black cardstock first with the Embossing Buddy so that you don’t have little flecks of white embossing powder sticking where it shouldn’t be!



Stampin’ Up! is discontinuing the Weekly Deals, so this is the final one you’ll get!  Take advantage of the many sale items this week AND receive free cards for your order!


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Get free card kits from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code NUUTSPHD when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.



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Geometric Triangles

Geometric Triangles

I’m having fun getting to know the Stampin’ Up! 2014-16 In Colors!  They’re beautifully rich and wonderful to use!  If you missed it, I’ve posted another card using the In Colors HERE.

  • I started out my card idea for today because I’ve just received my new Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder and I really wanted to show it to you.  Just love this one – it’s a must in your collection!
  • While I was at it, I realized that triangles are in!  I pulled out my Triangle Punch and punched out a solid color triangle from 4 of the In Color cardstocks.
  • And that led me to try cutting a Whisper White cardstock triangle for the sentiment from Geometrical stamp set stamped in Mossy Meadow ink.  Don’t think I’ve ever stamped a sentiment on a triangle before, but I thought it was perfect for this card.
  • I added a Blackberry Bliss cardstock arrow cut from one of the small shapes contained in the Label Card Thinlits Dies assortment and some Gold Sequins for a little accent.
  • You’re going to love the lush, smooth In Color Satin Stitched Ribbon this year – it’s just yummy and ties beautifully!  Here is Tangelo Twist.


Geometric triangles closeup

So now that I’ve shown off the In Colors today, don’t you just want them all?!  This would be a wonderful time to join my In Color Club and get all of the great 2014-16 In Color products, either all at once or a little each month.  Read more about my 2014-16 In Color Club HERE then let me know you want in!


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Learn more about my 2014-15 Annual Catalog Share HERE and sign up for the first round!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Use hostess code J26ZFXH2 when checking out to receive June’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.  Update:  Samples for both classes are here:  Cards & Coffee and June Stamp Shoppe.

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Touch and Feel Birthday Card

My grandson Landon is really in to the touch and feel board books right now.  And that was my inspiration for this fun birthday card!

I combined four of my favorite In Colors to create this card — Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo.  Each layer has something to "touch and feel" — lots of texture!  I ran the Bermuda Bay card stock through the Big Shot using the diamond Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate.  TIP:  Spritz your card stock with water before using the texturz plates to get a crisper image.  Next came some Textured Crushed Curry card stock then Melon Mambo card stock stamped with Craft Black ink then Black Embossing Powder and heat embossed using the Heat Tool.  (The cat image is done in the same way.)  The main image combines two sets — C is for Cat and Four Square for the "happy birthday" sentiment.  I added some more texture with a crochet flower from Fleurettes II and a Clear Rhinestone Brad.

Item No. 115764 C is for Cat stamp set $15.95
Item No. 111632 Four Square $14.95
Item No. 114512 Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates $11.95
Item No. 114615 Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber $5.95
Item No. 114614 Standard Texturz Impressions Pad $5.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine $99.95
Item No. 109133 Black Stampin' Emboss Powder $4.75
Item No. 100005 Heat Tool $29.95
Item No. 103083 Embossing Buddy $5.95
Item No. 113144 Clear Rhinestone Brads $10.95
Item No. 114604 Fleurettes II $9.95

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Petal Pizzazz Birthday and Last Day for Registering

Here's a bright and cheery birthday card using Petal Pizzazz stamp set.

I started with a base of Rose Red card stock, then added a piece of Bermuda Bay textured card stock.  I added a thin piece of Whisper White card stock that had been punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  (There's still time to earn this fabulous punch for FREE – click HERE!)  Next came Crushed Curry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, pleated over on itself.  Just run some SNAIL Adhesive the length of the ribbon and pinch sections together.  I stamped three of the images from Petal Pizzazz on Whisper White card stock in each of the three main colors, then cut them out and added various pieces from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit.  The top designer brad has a neat little addition — I punched some Bermuda Bay card stock with the 1/8" hole punch and glued it in place with some Crystal Effects.  It gives the look of having a colored brad in the center.  The sentiment is a rub on from Chit Chat Rub Ons.  With over 180 sentiments contained in this great rub-on package in either white or chocolate, you'll be sure to have the right greeting for any card you want to make!

Item No. 113417 Petal Pizzazz $32.95
Item No. 111804 Chit Chat Rub Ons $10.95
Item No. 111325 Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware $29.95
Item No. 115614 Crushed Curry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch FREE with $50 purchase before Mar. 31st

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  • Today's the final day  to sign up for the Spring Stamping Retreat Weekend! Click HERE for more details and to register! 



  • To take advantage of Sale-A-Bration by making a $50 purchase and receiving a FREE product!  Click HERE for more details.  This promotion ends March 31st!
  • To join the Stampin' Up! family and save 15% off the Starter Kit, plus take an additional free stamp set valued at up to $47.95!  Click HERE for more details, or email me at!  This promotion ends March 31st! 
  • To sign up for the Spring Song Scrapbooking class. Click HERE for more details and to register.  Registration ends April 1st!

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January Card Kit of the Month

The January Card Kit of the Month is now available! Here's a look at the 2 sample cards for this month.

You can purchase the January Card Kit of the Month online today – for more details click HERE!

Don't Forget!   

  • To order your retiring stamp sets before they're gone forever on January 4th – click HERE for the listing!
  • To order your discounted Big Shot Dies and Vinyl Sheets until December 22nd ony — click HERE for the listing!
  • To register for the Birthday Card Class – click HERE!  Registration is due by December 27th.
  • To register for the Winter Scrapbooking Class  – click HERE!  Registration is due by January 4th.
  • To register for the More than Valentines Class — click HERE!  Registration is due by January 22nd.

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