Monday, May 20, 2024

Simple Graduation Card with Cap & Gown

It's graduation season, and sometimes you just need a quick and easy card! If so, this just might be for you.

The card is flat so it'll mail easily. And though it does have coloring (I know some don't care to color), it's really pretty simple coloring that won't take much time.

Here is the video I put together, sharing a few tips:

Thanks for subscribing to my YouTube channel! I'd love to hear your comments on the project too.

Here's the alternative card I shared at the end of the video:

There are so many possibilities with this set! 

You can easily order any of the products used by clicking on the images below! If your order is below $150 (you receive host benefits on orders of $150 or more before shipping & tax), please use my current host code: T3EBVGP3

Product List
Cap & Gown Cling Stamp Set (English)
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Stampin’ Blends Light Combo Pack
Stampin’ Blends Medium Light Combo Pack
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Cap & Gown Pop-Up Grad Card

Earlier this week, I shared a video tutorial making this fun and interactive graduation card. 

It's based on the gate-fold fun fold, but with a little pop-up mechanism when opened. It was created using the Cap & Gown stamp set from the Online Exclusives:

I can hardly wait to create more cards, both for graduation and other occasions with this fun set. 

You can follow along with the YouTube video I put together here: 

And, as mentioned in the video if you subscribe to my email list I'll send you the PDF tutorial I created for this card as my thank you.

Enjoy creating, and happy stamping!


Monday, May 6, 2024

Stampin' Up! Retired For Sale - Updated - May 2024

If you see it listed here, it's still available. If not, then it has already sold.

Prices as listed with item. All prices are without the cost of shipping. Buyer pays shipping cost. I use Pirate Ship for the best prices on shipping.

I only ship & invoice through PayPal. Only U.S. locations sales. When you contact me, please include your PayPal email and zip code for calculating shipping costs. Payments to be made within 24 hours of invoicing. Shipped next business day following payment received.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Sneak Peek! Spotlight On Nature


One of the perks of attending Stampin' Up! Demonstrator events, is the opportunity to see (and oftentimes own) new products before they are available to everyone else. Such was the case when I attended On Stage 2024 in Houston last month.

An optional stamping evening was available for those who purchased it, and we had the option between one of three different stamp bundles from the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalog.

I chose Spotlight On Nature. The details in the stamps are amazing, but I really loved all the possibilities that I think the coordinating die set will give.

This card is one I created for a recent swap I participated in with fellow demonstrators. 

I used an analogous color scheme (three colors that are side by side on the color wheel) for this card: Summer Splash (a 2024-2026 In Color), Coastal Cabana & Pool Party. A touch of glimmer paper, brand new in the 2024-2025 Annual Catalog: the 2024-2026 In Color Glimmer Paper pack. And, I'm very pleased with how it turned out!

Thanks for watching my tutorial video! 

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. You can order from my online store anytime, and to make ordering supplies used on this card, you can simply click on the images below and be taken directly to my SU! store.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Seal
Bone Folder
Paper Snips

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Get Needed Supplies During April!

Every new catalog brings with it excitement for all the new things! And, of course, there's the hard part of seeing many items retire too. 

It's no surprise (unless you live under a rock) that inflation has been rearing its ugly head, and Stampin' Up! hasn't been immune to it either. They do what they can to keep prices down, but...there are some increases coming with the new catalog. 

Check out the list here, and if you need (or want) to stock up on any of them before the increases, purchase before the end of April*.
*note that there are some ink colors, cardstock colors, etc. that are in the not-orderable category because of order volume and supply-chain issues. 


Monday, March 11, 2024

Let's Go Shopping Pop-Up Diorama Fun-Fold Card

 I've been getting ready for the first in-person all Stampin' Up! Demonstrator event since before the world shut-down! It'll be so good to re-connect with many that I've met throughout my 22 years as a Stamin' Up! Demonstrator as well as meeting new friends too. 

Part of gathering in Stampin' Up! events is something called swapping. It's crazy and it's fun and you walk away with so many great ideas! Whew! 

I joined a couple of organized swaps (planned ahead of time with a specific theme) for OnStage Houston, Texas. This card is the first I'll be sharing. It's a fun-fold card and I chose to use the pop-up diorama layout to create it.

This is the card opened up. I chose to use the Les Shoppes designer series papers (part of the Les Shoppes Suite of products out of the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog) as well as the stamp set and die set (Let's Go Shopping). 

This is the folded outside of the card. So cute with the setting sun and the park bench! 

I hope you'll watch the instructional video that I put together of how I assembled this fun and simple fun-fold card:

Card base (here Misty Moonlight): 4-1/4" x 11" and scored along the 11" side at 1-1/4" & 5-1/2"; 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and scored along the 5-1/2" side at 1/2" and 4-3/4" (or you could score 1/2" on one end and 3/4" on the other)
Layers (here Balmy Blue): 4" x 4"; 1" x 4"
Designer Series Paper (here Les Shoppes): Print #1: 3-7/8" x 3-7/8"; 7/8" x 3-7/8"; 1/2" x 4"; Print #2: (for front) 1/4" x 2-1/4"; Print #3: (for inside scene) 4" x 4"
Basic White (for inside greeting): 4" x 4"; scraps for front greeting & stamped shop & flower pot
Night of Navy (for frame): 3" x 3"
Scraps of Daffodil Delight, Pecan Pie, Pebbled Path, Misty Moonlight & Petal Pink for die-cut details.

If you need any of the supplies I used, you can simply click on the photos below and be taken directly to my online store to order. Thanks!

Product List
Let's Go Shopping Bundle (English)
Les Shoppes 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Les Shoppes Suite Collection (English)
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Stylish Shapes Dies
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pebbled Path 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pecan Pie 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Paper Trimmer
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Adhesive Sheets
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Misty Moonlight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Pebbled Path Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Pack