Cards - All Occasions

Easy Fun Fold Birthday Card

Want to make an easy fun fold card? This card is it!  It features new Fall paper from the Holiday Catalog, which will be available to customers September 4th. 

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Card Receipe:

Stamp Set:

Wonderful Moments


Card Base: Crumb Cake - 5 1/8 x 5 3/8" scored at 4 1/8" on the 5 1/8' side; scrap piece for front and leaf die.

Mat piece:  Crumb Cake - 3 7/8 x 3 7/8"

Very Vanilla Cardstock - 3 7/8 x 3 7/8" for inside and scrap piece to cut sentiment for front

Come to Gather Designer Series Paper - 3 7/8 x 5 1/4" for inside; 3 3/4 x 3 3/4" for front; 7/8 x 5 1/4" for across top.

Ink: Soft Suede

Tools:  Stitched Nested Framelits dies, liquid glue adhesive, mini glue dots; Nature's Roots Framelits

Embellishments: Nature's Twine and Designer Embellishments


Dies cut leaf and Stitched Nested Pieces for front of card.  Adhere DSP to card stock pieces.  Stamp sentiment onto small Very Vanilla piece for front and Very Vanilla Piece for inside.  Adhere Stitched Nested pieces to front square piece, and then glue to inside of flap.  

Tie twine around top of card and add mini glue dots to adhere.  Adhere leaf to top and Design Element to top of leaf.  

Add Very Vanilla piece to inside of card.



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Beautiful Journal to Personalize

Did you know Stampin' Up has a journal in the Pressed Flowers Suite?  It's spiral bound with a lovely embossed cover.  I've decorated mine with Designer Series Paper from the Pressed Flowers suite, and the unique Pressed Flowers washi tape.  Use the petals to form a flower! Thanks to Missy Shipman of Glad Heart Stampers for this journal and supplies to decorate it.  She gave them to us at our 20 year celebration yesterday.  This is how I decorated mine.

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A page on the inside of the notebook:

Notebook inside

Isn't it lovely?  The whole notebook is filled with sweet sayings, and lovely designs.  Here are the supplies I used:

Pressed Petals Journal

Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape

Designer Elements

Natures Twine in Blackberry Bliss

Linen Thread

Banner cut from page inside journal

Sprig Punch and Mossy Meadow card stock

Praisworthy Prose stamp set

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"Summery" Cards With Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set

Today I'm featuring this fun fold card made with Beautiful Friendship stamp set.  I love the flower images in this stamp set.

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I saw this idea from Lisa Curcio at Here is the recipe:



Beautiful Friendship (flower images) and Wonderful Moments (sentiments)


Card Base: Calypso Coral - 5 1/8 x 5 3/8" scored at 4 1/8" on the 5 1/8' side.

Mat piece:  Calypso Coral - 3 7/8 x 3 7/8"

Thick Whisper White Paper - 5 1/4 x 3 7/8" for inside, and 2 7/8 x 3 1/8" for front.


Memento Black Ink, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green.


Gingham Gala Sequins, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (18")

Adhesives: Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots


Stamp flower image and leaves on front and on inside piece as desired.  Stamp sentiments.  Adhere front Whisper White piece toward bottom of Calypso Coral mat piece before adhering to card base on small folded piece.  

Tie ribbon around small folded edge of card base and stabilize with a glue dot.

Add sequins as desired.





Winter Woods Holiday Card

Its July, but it's not too soon to start making Christmas cards!  The 2019-2020 Holiday Card isn't out yet, but there are beautiful Christmas stamp sets in the Annual Catalog.  Winter Woods is on page 71 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  I love this stamp set because it is so versatile, not only for holiday stamping, but other occasions as well.  

This card is made using the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes set (page 37, 2019-2020 AC).  These are beautiful, pre-made card bases with matching envelopes.  How easy is that?  I wanted to bring out the lovely silver edging on the front of this card.  So, I've heat embossed the background trees and the sentiment with silver embossing powder. A touch of gold is added with the 3/8" metallic ribbon and gold Faceted Gem.  

I've used a tree made from the Gold Foil sheet and one made from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  Which one do you like?  I lean toward the Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  It does not show up well in these photos, but the tree cut from the Sparkle Glimmer paper really shines!  The trees are cut using In the Woods dies, page 193 in the 1919-2020 AC.

Here is the card recipe:


Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards and Envelopes

Basic Black cad stock 4 1/4 x 3 1/4

Gold Foil Paper, or Sparkle Glimmer paper

Stamp set:

Winter Woods


Versamark Ink

Embellishments: Gold Faceted Gem, Metallic Edge Ribbon


Silver embossing powder, Heat tool, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive





Run embossing buddy across basic black card stock.  Stamp background trees toward top of black card stock with Versamark Ink.  Cover with silver embossing powder and tap off excess.  Heat with heat tool until shiny and set.  Stamp sentiment with Versamark Ink, cover with embossing powder and heat until set.

Adhere ribbon to lower part of card stock.  Add glue dot to hold in place.  

Adhere card stock to card base.

Adhere tree to front with dimensionals.  

Add Gold Faceted Gem.










I wish I had made this card earlier in the month, close to July 4th.  With the red, white, and blue colors, and red designer series paper cut to look like patriotic drapery, it would have been a delightful birthday card for early July.  I've used the Amazing Everything stamp set to create this fun card.  The large Very Vanilla background is embossed with the Tufted 3D embossing folder. The large word "Amazing" is embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder. Directions are below.



Paper - Very Vanilla, Real Red, Blueberry Bushel, Real Red Designer Series Paper.

Ink - Versamark, Real Red ink, Gold embossing powder.

Stamp set - Everything Amazing (p. 20, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog)

Tools - Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Snail Adhesive, Fine Tip glue pen, Mini glue dots.

Embellishments - White Baker's Twine


Cut Real Red card stock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" for card base and score at 4 1/4."  Cut a Blueberry Bushel piece 5 x 3 3/4" and one at 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 for mat pieces behind the Very Vanilla pieces.  Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 4 7/8 x 3 5/8" and a piece 2 5/8 x 3 5/8." Emboss the large piece with the Tufted 3D embossing folder.  Adhere to large Blueberry Bushel mat piece.

Cut a piece of Real Red Designer Series paper 2 x 6" and emboss with the large Delicate Lace Die. Adhere with Fine tip glue pen about halfway down the front of the embossed large Very Vanilla piece.

Run Embossing Buddy across smaller Very Vanilla piece. Stamp with large "Amazing" stamp using Versamark Ink.  Add Gold embossing powder to the ink and dry with Heat tool.  Stamp balloons, stars, and sentiment in Real Red ink.  

Dye White Baker's Twine with Night of Navy ink by running it back and forth across the ink pad.  Let dry, make bow, and adhere below balloons with a glue dot.

Adhere stamped piece to Blueberry Bushel mat piece and place on card with dimensionals.


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WISH FOR IT ALL - Birthday Card Tutorial

Hello sweet friends!  Have you seen the new Wish For It All stamp set?  It's all about glitter and shine!  It coordinates with the Doily Wishes dies, and I can't wait to try them out!  This card was CASED from Ronda Wade at Creating Success.  Love the Coastal Cabana and rhinestones. Here's the scoop:

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Paper - Gray Granite, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana card stock,  Designer Series Paper, and vellum.

Ink - Bermuda Bay, Tuxedo Black Memento

Stamps - Wish For it All (2019-2020 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog, page 65)

Tools: - Snail Adhesive, Paper cutter, Snips, Dimensionals, mini glue dots

Embellishments - Rhinestones, white baker's twine


Cut the Gray Granite card stock 8 1/2 x 11" scored at 4 1/4" for card base.  Cut the Designer Series Paper at 2 x 5 1/4."  Cut the vellum 4 x 5." Cut the Coastal Cabana mat piece at 3 x 4, and cut the Whisper White card stock 2 3/4 x 3 3 /4."

Stamp cake and sentiment on Whisper White piece.  On a piece of white scrap paper, stamp the cake again, and fussy cut the top layer and 3rd layer.  Adhere these over the top and third layer of the stamped cake with dimensionals (so they pop up).  Add rhinestones to candles.  Make a bow out of bakers twine and adhere with a mini glue dot.  Adhere this stamped piece to Coastal Cabana mat piece.

Layer DSP on card stock, followed by vellum.  For vellum, run adhesive in the middle so it doesn't show through.  Adhere stamped piece on top of vellum.


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Magnolia Lane Large Cards and Envelopes

Looking for an easy, elegant card to make? The Magnolia Lane Suite includes some wonderful products to do it with. Not only the awesome stamps and dies, but beautiful silver edged cards and envelopes (and liners!).  The cards are fairly large - 6 1/4 x 4 1/4" and come in a pack of 20 envelopes, liners, and cards, all ready for you to stamp or design!  You won't want to miss this beautiful product! This is the easy, elegant card you are looking for!


I used an envelope and card from this set to make this elegant card:









Run embossing buddy on front of card where you are going to stamp.  Stamp large flower and sentiment on front of blank card with versamark ink.  Cover with black embossing powder and tap off excess.  Heat with heat tool until set.  Add embellishment.  Easy peasey, and beautiful!!

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Fun Fold Gift Card Tutoial With Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

We all give gift cards for all occasion, from graduations to weddings and birthdays.  This is an easy, cute gift card, and it's made with Designer Series Paper! This awesome card was CASED from Ronda Wade at Creating Success.



To make this card, you will need Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (or other of your choice), 5 1/2 x 11 1/4"  Score this on the 11 1/4" side at 4 1/4, 5, 

5 3/4, 6 1/2, 7 1/4"  This will make a small accordian fold that looks like this when folded:


Start with the middle fold at 5 3/4" and fold like a regular card.  Accordian fold on either side.  This will create a center valley to insert a gift card or cash.  The front will be about 1/4" shorter than the back when folded.  This will show the reverse pattern on the DSP along the right front of the card as shown below:


Use tear and tape along the two valley folds on the spine along the front side of the card.  Flip it over to the inside, and use tear and tape on either end of the center fold, creating a pocket to insert gift card or cash in the middle.

Use the Starburst punch for the starburst shape behind the sentiment tag on the front.  Stamp Whisper White card stock with sentiment and punch out with Pretty Label Punch.

Use 5 x 3 3/4" piece of card stock for inside of card, and bush up against center fold so it doesn't show along the right front side of the card.

I used sentiments from the Above the Clouds stamp set.

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Pretty Thank You with Good Morning Magnolia

I CASED this pretty card from Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty.  Isn't it beautiful?  I first stamped the Magnolia image and colored it with my Stampin' Blend markers, then touched up the center with a bit of Wink of Stella.  Die cut it with Magnolia Memory Dies. That is adhered to Whisper White card stock with dimensionals and then layered on some Magnolia Lane DSP and Whisper White card stock base.  Add a bow and you have a sweet, yummy card!



PAPER: Whisper White Card stock, 4 1/4 x 8 1/2" scored at 5 1/5"; 4 x 5 1/4 piece to layer magnolia on; 2 x 2 Whisper White piece for sentiment.

Magnolia Lane DSP, 4 x 3.

STAMPS and DIES: Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and Magnolia Memory Dies

Stitched Rectangle Dies

INK: Memento Black Ink, Stampin' Blends (Mossy Meadow light and dark, Petal Pink, light and Dark, Daffodil Delight, light), and Wink of Stella

ADHESIVE: Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

EMBELLISHMENTS: Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplets, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon


Stamp large magnolia flower and color with Stampin' Blends.  Add touch of Wink of Stella to center.

Die cut end of 4 x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock using the scroll-like die. Adhere the piece of DSP under end of this so the whole piece including the DSP is approx. 5 1/4" long.  Adhere to card stock  base.  Adhere magnolia flower to top of this with dimensionals.

Die cut small piece of Whisper White card stock for sentiment with smallest long rectangle.  Stamp with "Thank You"  Adhere to front of card.  Add frosted droplet.  Adhere bow to front with glue dot.






Bridal Shower Card

Country Floral Embossing Folder is super pretty for a bridal shower card.  I've done this card in Petal Pink with touches of gold.  The sentiment is embossed with gold embossing powder, and the center of the daisy is punched out of gold glimmer paper.  The touches of pink on the embossed images were added with a sponge dauber.  Easy, yet looks elegant! 

Want to make this card?  See my directions below.  Click on any of the product pics below to order supplies for this project.  I can't wait to make another card with this embossing folder!

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5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White card stock for base, scored at 4 1/4"; Whisper White piece for embossing - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8"; Whisper White piece for inside of card - 5 1/4 x 4"

Mat piece of Petal Pink card stock - 5 1/4 x 4"

Petal Pink stampin' pad

Country Floral embossing folder

Gold embossing powder

Daisy punch, 1/2" punch

Wonderful Moments stamp set

Piece of vellum card stock

Heat gun

Versamark ink

Embossing buddy

Metallic edge ribbon (gold)

Mini  glue dots, Snail adhesive


Sponge dauber

Big Shot


Emboss Whisper White piece in embossing folder.  Sponge Petal Pink lightly on raised images of flowers on embossed piece of Whisper White.

Die cut circle piece for sentiment using Stitched Labels circle. Use embossing buddy on this piece.  Stamp sentiment with Versamark Ink, add gold embossing powder, and heat.

Add ribbon around embossed piece and tie in bow.   Add sentiment with dimensionals.

Punch out two daisy pieces from Petal Pink card stock, and one from Vellum card stock.  Layer on top of each other using glue dots, with vellum piece on top.  Punch out center from gold glitter paper.

Adhere layers to front of card.  Adhere daisy using dimensionals. 



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