Monday, December 30, 2013

Stampin' UP! 2014 Occasions catalog peek

I have another peek of the upcoming 2014 Occasions catalog for you, PLUS the Sale-a-bration banner blast stamp set & matching banner punch is shown as well!

  • create an easy way to keep your ribbon in place by using your circle punch and punching out both edges of your paper as shown above. (I used the 3/4" circle punch here)
  •  the small pearl on the heart is just right to finish off this card.

Supplies Used:
  • cardstock: very vanilla, coastal cabana, so saffron
  • DSP: * Retro fresh
  • ink: coastal cabana, baked brown sugar, tangerine tango
  • stamps: * peachy keen, ** banner blast
  • * on film framelit dies 
  • punches: 3/4" circle, ** banner
  • pearls
  • stylish stripes embossing folder (holiday 2013 catalog)
  • linen thread
* denotes items from the 2014 Occasions catalog
** denotes items from the 2014 Sale-a-bration (SAB) catalog

Don't wait to get your 2014 Occasions catalog (set to release January 3rd)! You may get one FREE if you e-mail me at

Until next time...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

a MASCULINE Birthday

I can't wait for you to see the upcoming Stampin' UP! Occasions 2014 Catalog. There are lots of projects in there that are sure to inspire you to create! 

I have already had an inspiration from this new catalog. I had to create a masculine birthday card for a co-worker and flipped to the perfect page for that inspiration!

Here's a peek of what inspired me. I love the textures, the colors, and the layout. Perfect for a masculine card!

This is one of the reasons I LOVE Stampin' UP!, they do all the hard work of thinking up a project and when I need something quick,  I easily find what I want to "CASE".

On the card that I created below, I followed a similar layout with similar textures. I am very happy with the turnout.

 Supplies used:
  • cardstock: basic gray, whisper white, island indigo, pool party
  • DSP: winter frost 
  • Ink: island indigo, basic gray, coastal cabana, basic black
  • stamps: gorgeous grunge, you're amazing, woodgrain
  • ribbon: linen thread
  • punches: 2 1/2" circle
  • color spritzer (retired)
  • sponge dauber (for edges)

Get your own FREE copy of the upcoming Occasions catalog by e-mailing me at (available for order on January 3rd)

I'd love to read your comments so don't be shy! 

Until next time....

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Retro wedding money holder

Phew!!! What a MONTH!!! I just don't understand where all the time goes....

On another note, I finally got to get in some crafting time to create a special money holder for some friends of ours that tied the knot this past weekend. 

This money holder features the "Retro Fresh" designer paper that will be coming very soon in the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog 2014.
While I was creating this card, I came to the realization that I do not own 1 single wedding stamp set from Stampin' UP! so I had to resort to my non-SU! stash of stamp sets.

My Tips:
  • create the holder by cutting a piece of CS to 8 1/4"x 7".
  • score at 3" and 6" along the 7inch length.
  • use the envelope punch board to create the middle tab as shown in the bottom right picture before your assemble the holder.

Supplies used:
  • cardstock: crumb cake, tangerine tango, coastal cabana, so saffron, very vanilla, baked brown sugar
  • DSP: retro fresh (coming soon)
  • stamp set: wedding (by Inkadinkado), everyday expressions (by stampabilities) 
  • ink: soft suede, tangerine tango
  • embellishments: pearls
  • punches: heart
  • envelope punch board

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Thanks for reading my post! Until next time....