Quick Designer Series Paper projects!


Oval All


These projects went together very quickly using our Designer series paper and Big Shot Dies, punches and stamps to match.

This little thank you card uses the Big Shot Petal Card die and the Sweet Slumber DSP. I didn’t get a picture of it, but I used a self adhesive piece from the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’ Kit that fit perfectly inside the card and I wrote my sentiment on that.

The tag was stamped on Baja Blue card stock using the Oval All Stamp set from the current Occasions mini catalog. It was punched out using the new Scalloped Oval punch from the same mini. I mounted it on another punched piece using the Wide Oval Punch. I stamped and punched an extra butterfly with the 1/2 inch circle punch and mounted it on a Build a Brad which I then used to attach the tag to a piece of ribbon from the Valet Ribbon Originals.



Oval All


This box was cut from Regal Rose textured card stock which is also on sale this month. It was cut using the Bigz XL box #2 die.

I punched an oval from the front of the box using the Scalloped Oval Punch and then glued a piece of window sheet on the inside of the box so you could see the contents but still keep it contained.

I quickly put together a tag using the oval punched piece and another piece that was made using the Oval All stamp set and the Large Oval Punch. I added Dazzling Diamond glitter to the stamped piece, tied the box together using White taffeta ribbon and attached the tag using glue dots.

Very simple, quick and easy little projects to make, but the DSP and textured card stock really give them a special look.


Happy Stampin’





Oldie but Goodie!

Carrot boxes

I love these Carrot Boxes!

These are quick and fun little Easter boxes that we made  at stamp camp this month.  They have been around for awhile, but I bring them back often. They’re just so stinkin’ cute!

carrot box

Print the Carrot Box Pattern onto your card stock

carrot box

Cut on solid lines

carrot box

Score on dotted lines.

carrot box

Stamp using Whisper White Craft Ink.

I used flowers from Cheep Talk and Playful Petals sets, but any spring type image would be cute. You could also stamp tone on tone instead of white or even use bleach. I would place edibles in a cello or plastic bag if using bleach.

Stamp on the print free side of the card stock, the score lines will be on the inside of your box.

carrot box

Add glue to the slim flap. The glue will go on the outside or stamped side and then fold into the box.

carrot box

The Tombow Multi glue grabs quickly and makes a very sturdy bond. You could also use sticky strip tape.

carrot box

Punch holes through both flaps using the 1/8th hole punch and then add strands of curling ribbon to each hole and curl. I used three strands through each hole, each strand about 12 inches long.

Thanks for stopping by!



Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my new website and blog! I am so excited to finally be posting.

The purpose in creating this site was to have a place for you, my wonderful stamping friends to be able to find the wealth of stamping techniques and samples that we have explored over the last 10 years! (I know, I can’t believe it has been that long!) I spend a lot of time surfing the web for ideas and then when I do find something I like, I can never find it again.  So, I wanted a site that was easy to navigate and one which makes it easy to find  what you are looking for. I hope you enjoy it. Please be patient with me as I upload content. I am going to try to update a lot of the stuff I have, but you will also find some old favorites here.

I really had not intended to become a blogger, but I found that this format was the best for what I wanted to do. So, don’t expect posts every day or even every week! When there is something new and exciting at Stampin’ Up! I will post it on my blog and I will post projects here from time to time as well. Some days I will just be posting to the gallery or the tutorial page, and some days I will just be tending to my family, home and customers.  My goal here is to collect a wealth of resources for my wonderful customers. I hope you find it useful. Please feel free to remind me of projects or techniques that you would like to see added.

I want to give many, many thanks to Jen Clendineng for building my site for me and for her patience! I told her what I wanted, and then changed my mind about a hundred times and she built exactly what had been rolling around in my head. How she made any sense of it, I’ll never know! Thanks so much Jen!  Thanks also to Melissa Kulesa for creating my adorable banners.

And now to my first tutorial!

Happy Blessings box

I love my new Big Shot (the new die cut machine and dies from Stampin’ Up!)! I saw a box made from the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die. I don’t know how the original was done, but this is what I came up with.

die cut box

Cut 4 envelopes using the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die.

I have had good luck with cutting through 4-5 pieces of card stock at a time, but for good scored edges I just cut 2 at a time.

die cut box

Cut one of the side flaps off of each die cut. Be sure to remove  the same side each time.

die cut box

Add sticky tape right next to the scored edge of the flap for a good looking edge.

I like to use permanent adhesive for three dimensional projects like this.  Our tombow multi would also work well.

die cut box

Attach each envelope to the next, in the order shown above.

Use a bone folder to get a really good bond.

die cut box

For the bottom, fold in two of the flaps and then add sticky strip to the the bottom two as shown and fold in.

die cut box

You will create an open ended box that has a really cute scalloped edge. I love it!

Happy Stampin’!