Seaworthy Fun with Whale Done

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It is such a hot day here in Southern Arizona that we need some ocean fun! Whale Done is a great bundle to play with when dreaming about the sea.
Whale Of A Time Suite Collection

Whale Of A Time Suite Collection (English) [154126] – Price: $65.50 –

Seaworthy Whale Done Examples

I love all of the different ways you can use the Whale Done Designer Series Paper to create seaworthy landscapes for the whale and sea turtle.

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Next, this suite is great for sea lovers with the bright pops of color everyone will be wishing they were under the sea.

If you are only interested in the seaworthy bundle, Whale Done  which includes the  Whale Done Stamp Set and the Whale Builder you can save 10% by purchasing the bundle.

Whale Done Bundle (English) [154053] - Price: $31.50 -

Click on the image to visit my store. Whale Done Bundle (English) [154053] – Price: $31.50 –

The photopolymer stamps are great for stamping a crisp image onto any cardstock. You can layer the stamps using generational stamping to create a roomy ecosystem for you card. In addition, with the stamps in this stamp set you can use bright, subtle, or bold colors to customize your card. The font is bold and the perfect addition to any card or craft.

Today’s Seaworthy Project

Seahorse Card

I love looking in the catalog to find card ideas. It is a great way to jump start the creative process or to whip up some examples.

There are many different ways that you can utilize the whale punch with the Whale Done Designer Series Paper, cardstock, and stamped image.


Whale Builder Punch [152699] - Price: $18.00 -

Click the image to see my store. Whale Builder Punch [152699] – Price: $18.00 –

With the punch you can punch out the whale shape, an extra fin, water splashes, and eyes. The punch also fits the whales featured on the Designer Series Paper.

Whale image punched out of the Designer Series Paper

Using the Designer Series Paper I punched out a whale. You can also use this stamp to punch out the stamped whale image.

Whale built using the Whale Builder Punch set

I punched the whale out using Pretty Peacock and then Whisper White. I was able to create a whale with a completely different look than by either stamping or punching out from the Designer Series Paper.

Here is a Pre-Recorded Facebook tutorial on how to make today’s project.


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Feeling Green? Check out Forever Greenery

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My garden is growing so much, I cannot wait for everything to be ripe and ready to be picked.  While I was out in my garden I was looking at all the greenery and bright pops of color and it made me want to craft with the color green. Stampin’ Up! has the perfect suite (bundle and coordinating Designer Series Paper plus embellishments) to use with the shades of green.
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Click on the image to shop. Forever Greenery Suite Collection (English) [154143] – Price: $105.00

If the suite is to much I would recommend getting the Forever Fern  bundle  and  then picking out what other items you want from the suite to coordinate.
Forever Fern bundle stamp set and die set

Click on the image to visit my store. Forever Fern Bundle (English) [154094] – Price: $54.00 –

There are so many options when it comes to utilizing these leaves. They are also wonderful as an addition on a card or front and center. These leaves look good in any color not just greens.

This set is great for connecting things to nature or just adding accent pieces to really tie a card together.
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You can easily step up a card using this stamp set from beginner to advanced.

The first card is a beginner card with only a card base and one layer. I stamped the round leafs along the right side of the card in Pretty Peacock. Then I stamped the specks over the leaves and in the white spaces in Pear Pizzazz. I also stamped the sentiment in Garden Green. You can easily only use one color for  this card and just use generational stamping (where you stamp off for a little image).
To make the second card I did the same as the first card and introduced punches, dies, and ribbon/twin.
The third card uses all of the elements from cards one and two and introduces layers and designer series paper.

Today’s Project

Card Image 1

Card Image 2

This card is so easy to make. I love the hint of gold that the specialty paper provides.
Check out this video for the video tutorial.

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Delightful Treats with Playful Pets

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It is a bright sunny day here in Southern Arizona, and on days like today my dachshund Daisy loves to lay in the sun. I was inspired to create cards using the Playful Pet Suite. This suite is a great way to celebrate our pets and its designs are so whimsical.
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Click on the image to shop my store for Playful Pets Suite Collection [154136] – Price: $67.00 –

I love the fact that this paper includes many different dog and cat breeds both big and small. This suite is also great for when someone loses a beloved pet. The sentiments are perfect for providing comfort and understanding.

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Or you can purchase items individually. It is important to note that when you purchase the Pampered Pets bundle you are saving 10%.
These are the coordinating colors. Click on the color to see coordinating products.
There are so many different ideas that you can do with this suite, whether you are making cards for cat or dog lovers the variety and card ideas are endless.

This card features a trio of cats that I just love from the designer series paper. Plus one of the cats fits the die/stamp perfectly.

The modern look of black, red, and white really pop this card and make it something special. The little fish detail is the perfect addition for anyone who loves their cat.

Today’s Project

Today we are making a little doggie treat holder and matching card. You can easily customize this card to feature cat treats, however, all I have on hand is dog treats, which is what we are using.

Treat bag Measurements

  • Scrap piece of Designer Series Paper
  • 1/2″ x 4″ Whisper White
  • 3/4″ x 4″ Real Red

Card Measurements

  • Card base: Gray Granite 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White Layer One: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper:  2″ x 4″
  • Scrap Real Red, Whisper White, and Gray Granite
Check out this Pre-recorded Facebook Live to see how to put these two projects together

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Easy Back on Your Feet

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It is another Friday here at my stamping place, and I am so excited to use the stamp set  Back on Your Feet. This stamp set has been around for a little while and I think the animals in the set are adorable. The line drawings in this stamp set are great for easy coloring with the Stampin’ Blends or just stamped alone.

Back On Your Feet Cling Stamp Set [149385] – Price: $21.00 – Click on the image to shop my store

For today’s challenge we drew; a fun fold card layout, pearls, sponging and dies. We were both a bit stumped on how we were going to incorporate coloring into this card using only sponges. Easy fun folds are a great way to elevate a simple card design.

My assistant’s Alex’s Card

This is a cute and easy get well card that has the added touch of a fun fold. She stamped the image in Crumb Cake so that it was tone on tone, however, Memento Ink would look just as good. Alex made a paper knot by cutting a strip of Whisper White and breaking down the fibers using a bone folder, once the paper was pliable she was able to tie a little knot.
  • 4 1/4″ x 11″ in Pretty Peacock scored at 5 1/2′ and 2 3/4″
  • Whisper White: 2 1/2″ x 4″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper: 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Scrap Soft Sea Foam and Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzaz

Click on the color images to see the coordinating products.

Here are the items that were used to make the card. Click on the image to shop my store.

My Card

This cute card is perfect to send to someone felling down. The bright cheerful colors are a great way to brighten their day. The sunflowers on the designer series paper is a good look for this card. The turtle line drawing is such a cute wonky little guy.
  • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ in Bumblebee score at 4 1/4″ cut 2″ off of the front panel
  • Whisper White: 5 7/8″ x  2 1/8″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper 5 3/4″ x 2″  and 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Cinnamon Cider 8″ x 3″ scored at 4″
Layer the pieces of Designer Series Paper onto the whisper White cardstock before adhering to the card base.
Click on the colors to see coordinating colors.

These are the products that were used to make the card. Click on them to shop at my store.

Pre-recorded Facebook Live

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Masculine Cards for that Special Guy

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What a busy day it has been. We started the day out finishing the new chicken pen. We finished and put the birds in there. They are so much happier now. Then it was off to the tree branches. I have been spending my mornings trimming trees. (We have so many!)I had to get them out of the truck and by my chipper. Tomorrow I will get them cut down and shred them.  The wind pick up after a bit and we came in! It is great to spend the afternoon indoors crafting and away from the wind.
Today I thought I would make up some masculine cards because Farther’s Day is coming up and it is always a good idea to have some masculine cards on hand.
Masculine cards can be tricky because we might not know the right colors or embellishments to make the card look masculine. But Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to create masculine cards because of the coordinating products like the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper.
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Click on the image to shop World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper [152491] – Price: $15.00 –

This paper is great for masculine cards, but it is also fantastic for a person who enjoy’s to travel. This Designer Series Paper is part of the World of Good Suite.
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Click the image to shop my store. The Designer Series Paper has brass accents to match the new Brass Foil sheets. World Of Good Suite Collection (English) [154140] – Price: $104.50

Click on the colors to shop coordinating products.

 Today’s Project

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This is a great card Farther’s Day or to celebrate any occasion.

Click on the colors to see coordinating colors
This card is so much fun to make and so easy.

Here are two prerecorded live videos that showcase how to make this card. You can put this guy anywhere at the beach, campsite, or in the backyard.

Video Two


Here is an example of a card of a card that would be perfect for any father , grandfather, or man in your life.

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I love how you can tailor this stamp set to match your friends or family members.


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