Cookie Cutters

I’m loving Stampin’ Up!’s  Cookie Cutter Bundle. And here’s a fun fact: The Cookie Cutter Bundle is the best selling bundle in the Holiday Catalogue.

I wanted to share the club projects we did in September:

The gingerbread men are my favorite. The centre splotch is from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (stamped twice) and the greeting is from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set.cookie-cutter-4The bundle includes the punch. Turn it upside down and it punches the reindeer shape out!
cookie-cutter-3And the Cookie Cutter Bundle is not just for Christmas. Check out this adorable baby bear card.
cookie-cutter-5Then we used the coordinating Halloween set to make this cute banner.
cookie-cutter-6The gingerbread men were also the star of our World Card Making Day! Each participant received these decorated chocolates…cookie-cutter-2and their pinecone packages…
cookie-cutter-1All supplies for these projects can be purchased through my online store HERE.
Did you know?? There is a Designer Series Paper Sale in October…buy 3 get 1 free. You can stock up on this Candy Cane Lane paper. I know I am!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Technique Tuesday

I’m excited to share a little technique with you today… Embossing with Tear & Tape Adhesive.

Some of my favorite paper in last year’s catalogue  was the gold foil vellum designer paper. It came with gold embossed polka dots, stripes, and hearts.  Sadly, this paper is no longer available but I am going to show you how to make your own embossed striped background today.

The supplies you will need are as follows:
Vellum Cardstock (#101856) $10 – I used Whisper White in this sample
Tear & Tape Adhesive (#138995) $9.00
Embossing Buddy (#103083) $8.00
Embossing Powder – I used the new Copper Embossing Powder (141636) $6.75
Heat Tool (#129053) $40

Step One
Place your tear tape diagonally across your piece of cardstock.
Trim edges with a pair of paper snips.

Step Two
Gently swipe the embossing buddy over the entire piece of cardstock.

Step Three
Peel off the paper backing on all of the strips.

Step Four
Sprinkle embossing powder all over. Tap excess off into a tray. Heat emboss.

It’s that easy.

My finished card looks like this…
Love & Affection 3So why don’t you give it a try?

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store HERE.

Happy Tuesday!

Love & Affection

There is a new stamp set in the catalogue that’s called Love & Affection…very fitting for me this weekend. Not only is it Father’s Day, but my husband and I celebrate 28 years of marriage tomorrow. We are still very much in love and are excited about this journey we get to travel on together. Life is full of ups and downs, planned days and days that catch us by surprise, but I’m so thankful for someone who anchors me and is there through all of it.

So back to the stamp set. I have 2 quick and easy cards to share with you today…ones that you can mass produce in a little amount of time. And they would definitely put a smile on the recipient’s face.  They both have pieces of the coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) on them (Affectionately Yours #141632), but this first one features the stamp set…Love & Affection 1 The second one features the new coordinating embossing folders (Floral Affection #141713)…Love & Affection 2I have a third card to share with you, but I will keep it a secret until Tuesday. I will be staring a small series of Techniques that I will be posting on Tuesdays only. It will be called Technique Tuesday. So stay tuned. You won’t want to miss this first great tip!

Supplies used:

Stamp Set:  Love & Affection (#141545)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, and Night of Navy
DSP:  Affectionately Yours (#141632)
Inks:  Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, and Daffodil Delight
Embossing Folder:  Floral Affection (#141713)
Ribbon:  White Baker’s Twine and Linen Thread

All these supplies can be ordered through my online store HERE.  

Simply Beautiful Card Class
Tuesday, June 28th
7 pm

I have a new card class in a couple of weeks. I’m super excited about it, because it features some of the trending images that are in the market right now…pineapples & flamingos. You will make 2 of each of these 4 designs that night. The only cost is a product order of at least $25. Once you see the new catalogue, that shouldn’t be hard to do.June 28 2016 ClassThere is limited space available so please RSVP today (
to reserve your spot. Invite a friend!

 Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have an awesome weekend! Celebrate Love…