Train Traveler

Traveler train

Here’s another card using the Traveler stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  You may have missed my previous post using Traveler – find it HERE.

I saw a card in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog using only neutrals, and I really liked it.  I’m usually all about color, but I wanted to introduce you to a few new products.

  • The first new product is Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This ultra lightweight paper has a very vintage feel.  You’ll receive 24 12″x12″ sheets, 4 each of 6 double-sided designs, for just $12.95.
  • The second new product is the Kraft Cardstock.  You might have missed this little gem in the catalog – it’s on pg. 192 and doesn’t look like much, but I guarantee you’re going to love this cardstock – heavier than our regular cardstock with a beautifully natural kraft color.  There are 12 12″x12″ sheets to a package for just $5.95.
  • The third new product is the Zig Zag Embossing Folder.  It feels decidedly masculine on the Kraft Cardstock and I can see it’s going to be a really useful folder to have on hand.
  • I’ve used the Says It All stamp set for the happy birthday greeting stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.
  • I added a couple of metallic elements – the Gold Metallic Twine, a circle punched from the Gold Foil Paper and the addition of a gold brad from the Antique Brads collection.

Traveler train closeup

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Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  I just added the hostess code for July’s classes – please use YWXPSZV6 when checking out to receive July’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

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Rev Up The Fun Birthday


Took a break away from most of the Occasions Catalog today to create something from the "old" part of my stampin' shelf!  Rev Up The Fun is certainly one of my favorite masculine stamp sets.  My husband and I own a Harley Road King Classic, and I knew I just had to have this stamp set for his birthday cards!  And of course, I had to keep it in "Harley colors" – Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White and Silver.

  • Remember my card yesterday?  I've used the same sketch challenge only turned it on its side!
  • My favorite part of this card is using the Big Shot along with the new Arrows Embossing Folder with the Silver Foil paper.  I thought it looked like tire tracks!  It's really fun to emboss the foil papers – they take such a deeply etched image and look so great!  A 1/2" sliver of the same foil paper acts as "ribbon" through the tag for a more masculine look.  I also dyed White Baker's Twine black by running it through a Basic Black ink pad and made a reinforcement ring around the hole in the tag using Basic Black cardstock and circle punches.


  • There's also heat embossing on my card – the bike is heat embossed using Black Embossing Powder, and the sentiment is done using Silver Embossing Powder.  Don't forget your Embossing Buddy to keep unwanted speckles of powder off your cardstock.
  • I used a touch of Tangerine Tango marker to color in the bike just a bit.


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Dog Talk!

Dog Talk 2

Who says Christmas designer paper has to be used just for Christmas?  I designed this cute birthday card around the Season of Style Designer Series Paper.  Choose either the Paper Stack – 48 sheets, 24 each of 2 double-sided designs, 4-1/2"x6-1/2" OR the traditional 12"x12" Designer Series Paper, including 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.

  • I love the Animal Talk stamp set – 4 different images and coordinating sentiments makes this a really versatile set.
  • Was it too much of a stretch?  I used the Crumb Cake and White polka dot paper from the Season of Style pack to replicate the cute little dog – stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock and spots colored in with White Gel Pen.
  • Actually, the main image got a little boost by stamping with VersaMark ink, pouring on some Early Espresso Embossing Powder and heat setting with the Heat Tool.  That made a nice little "home" for the white gel pen to be applied.
  • The lower line of text was simply stamped with Early Espresso Ink.
  • I found the Island Indigo and White plaid paper in the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper pack.  Just right for this card!
  • All that was left was to give this card a little accent with White Baker's Twine.
  • For those of you looking for masculine card ideas, this would be perfect!

Item No. 132340 Season of Style Designer Series Paper (12"x12") $10.95 OR
Item No. 132181 Season fo Style Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/2"x6-1/2") $6.95
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk stamp set wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk clear $18.95
Item No. 129053 Heat Tool $29.65
Item No. 128980 Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder $A4.75
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50
Item No. 105021 uni-ball Signo Gel Pen $3.95
Item No. 124262 White Baker's Twine (25 yds.) $2.95

Animal Talk

Item No. 126392 Animal Talk stamp set wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk clear $18.95

Each month, I randomly draw one name from those customers who've placed an online order with me and send them something fun.  I've been highlighting things you can do with Note Cards this month.  In fact, I'm not done showing you some of my ideas for these cute  5"x3-1/2" cards – more to come!  For the month of August, everyone's a winner!  Place an online order with me HERE for any of your favorite Stampin' Up! products, and receive one of the Note Cards I've made.  It will come with an evelope and won't be written in so that you can use it to send.  One lucky winner will receive a set of eight Note Cards and envelopes!  All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is place an online order at my Online Store HERE.

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