Happy Birthday Cupcake Card

This Happy Birthday Cupcake Card is a #SimpleStamping Card. It uses Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, along with stamps and ink. Grab your favorite fussy cutting scissors to make this card!


Stamps: Well Said Cling #148796
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana
Whisper White
How Sweet It Is 12×12 Designer Series Paper #148568
Adhesives: SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Mini Stampin’ DimensionalsI


*1. Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this Video to learn how to make a card base.

*2. Cut your striped Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Attach to card base.

3. Cut out three cupcakes from the cupcake paper with your scissors. I chose to cut out three different colored cupcakes. I also left the white margin around them.

4. Lay out your cupcakes on your card front. Now lay your Happy and your Birthday stamps on your card in between your cupcakes. Lay your Clear Stamp Block on top of your stamps. Stamp on Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink. Cut out with your scissors.

5. Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your cupcakes and your Happy Birthday. Lay them all out on the card again in the places you want them. Attach one item at a time.
Your Happy Birthday Cupcake card is finished.

You can use any patterned paper with some larger images to cut out and coordinating background patterned paper to make a similar card. Check out the Papers in My Online Store. There are also LOTS of NEW papers coming June 4th!!

Happy Easter Card

Sunday is Easter so here is a Happy Easter Card featuring daffodils and the Country Floral embossing folder. Hope you enjoy it!

Happy Easter card


Stamps: You’re Inspiring Wood-Mount # 145805, Clear-Mount #145808 (NOT carrying over)
Ink: Memento Black
Stampin’ Write Markers: Daffodil Delight
Granny Apple Green
Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Big Shot: Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Country Floral 3D embossing folder #151823 (Will be available in NEW Catalog. Yes, this was a Sale-a-bration item.)
Punch: Classic Label #141491
Adhesive: Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals


1. Cut your Daffodil Delight cardstock:
~Cardbase-5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″
~Card front: 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with the Country Floral embossing folder and only a top cutting plate. Watch this Video if you need more instructions on using thick embossing folders.
~Attach your card front to your card base with Tombow Glue.

2. Stamp your Daffodils on Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink leaving some room so you can cut it out with the largest Layering Ovals Framelit. Also, stamp your Happy Easter on Whisper White cardstock.

3. Color your Daffodils:
~Flowers-Daffodil Delight Marker
~Leaves and stems with Granny Apple Green Marker
~Flower Centers with Calypso Coral Marker.

4. Cut out your Daffodils with the largest Layering Ovals Framelit. Part of the bottom stems will be cut off.

5. Punch out your Happy Easter.

6. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your daffodils. Also, put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your Happy Easter

7. Lay out your Daffodils and Happy Easter on your card front where you want them. Attach.
Your Happy Easter card is finished.

Check out the Last Chance Retiring List. Remember, ALL Wood-Mount and Clear-Mount Stamps are being discontinued. Some will carry over in the NEW Catalog as Cling Mount. 87 Stamp sets will carry over into the NEW Catalog in both Photopolymer and Rubber Cling-Mount. Background stamps will still be offered in Wood-Mount.

Bees Thank You Card

Kiev made this Bees Thank You card for my Thank You Tutorial for the month. It is a nice card reminding us that Spring is here!

Due to me being away from home with my son in the hospital I will use it for a post instead of the Thank You Tutorial.

Bees Thank You Card


Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer #142924
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Basic Black
Big Shot: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits #142749
Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder #143231
Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Other: Linen Thread #104199
Stampin’ Spritzer #126185 filled with water
Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue


*1. Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

*2. Cut three 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ strips of Daffodil Delight cardstock. Spritz lightly with water on both sides and put into your Dynamic embossing folder. Run through your Big Shot. Repeat with the other two strips.

*3. Cut four Bees from Basic Black cardstock using the Bee Thinlit.

*4. Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. Cut out with the coordinating Layer Oval Scallop Framelit.

*5. Choose one of the Daffodil Delight strips and wrap Linen Thread about 1″ from the top. Wrap several times, then tie a large bow.

*6. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the three Daffodil Delight strips and the sentiment. Put a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of each Bee.

*7. Lay out all your pieces on your card base. Attach.
~I usually attach the outside strips first. These strips are about 3/8″ from the sides. Then I center the middle strip.
~Then attach your sentiment.
~Attach your Bees last.
Your Bee Card is finished.

Need MORE cardmaking or paper crafting supplies? Check out My Online Store for LOTS of choices. Have fun choosing!

NEW Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Use the NEW Storage by Stampin’ Up! to help get and keep your Stamping and craft supplies neat and easy to find. You can buy just a few at a time to fit your budget or get as much as you need all at once. It is your choice.

Storage Parts

Here is a list of the parts and what comes in each package.

Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays #149168 $14. These include FIVE Trays. Each tray holds one NEW style ink pad and one Marker or Watercolor Pencil. You will need one set for every five ink pads you want to store.
NOTE: You might try stacking your OLD style ink pads in the Open Storage Cube listed below.

Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays #149169 $14. Stampin’ Blends Stroage Trays include FIVE Trays. Each tray holds six Stampin’ Blends Markers. One set will hold 30 Stampin’ Blends Markers.

*Storage Topper #149170 $5. The Open Storage Topper holds up to 20 Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills. This is more than enough for each color collection and serves as a topper for each storage tray stack.

Open Storage Cube #149171 $10. The Open Storage Cube includes one Open Storage Cube and is the same height as five stacked Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays-or five Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays.
NOTE: You can use this cube to store a variety of things:
~Other size ink pads such as Old Style, Memento Black, VersaMark, and StazOn ink pads
~I think the cute box things in the video are Half-size Wood Mount cases.
~Other crafting supplies that fit

*Storage Lid #149167 $3. The Storage Lid securely covers a stack of storage trays and provides a clean, flat surface for stacked storage or decor.

*Each stack will need to be topped with either a Storage Lid or Storage Topper.

More Details about Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Click the picture to see the pdf.

Storage by Stampin' Up! Flyer
Storage by Stampin' Up! Configuration Ideas

So enjoy getting organized using Storage by Stampin’ Up! available TODAY in My Online Store.

Deborah’s March Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Here is Deborah’s March Paper Pumpkin Alternative card. I love how she used both the papers and the stamps.

Here is what she did.
~Powder Pink cardstock for the card base.
~Cut the envelope to make the edging on the card front.
~Stamped the card front with the confetti stamp in Powder Pink ink.
~Cut out the presents from the Popup part of the card.
~The sentiment is stamped with Poppy Parade ink.
~Colored in the gray bow with a Daffodil Delight Marker.
~She attached the bows with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Would you like your OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit every month? You can subscribe two different ways.

  1. Month-to-Month subscription. Just sign up HERE. Your credit card will be charged each month. Skip a month or two if you need to. You can also cancel any time. This is the simplest option.
  2. Prepaid subscription. Choose the number of months you want your subscription: See the details HERE. Test drive for just one month. A 3-month subscription is perfect for a gift for a crafter friend. I have given this gift to both adults and children who have really enjoyed playing with the kits. There are also 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions. After you place your order, you will be emailed a coupon code. Follow the directions in the email to get your subscription started. You can also call Stampin’ Up! and they can walk you through the process if you need more help.

If you subscribe to a 3, 6. or 12-month prepaid subscription before March 31st you can choose a FREE Sale-a-bration product for every $50. Deborah does this every year so she gets both Paper Pumpkin and lots of Sale-a-bration products!

Would you like to see a few other past Paper Pumpkin projects? You can either type “paper pumpkin” in the search box at the top of the sidebar OR just click HERE where I have copied the search link for you and hope it works.

Swirly Flowers Wreath Card

This Swirly Flowers Wreath Card was made for this month’s Color Challenge. Choose your OWN supplies to make a card or project OR you can copy this Card.

Color Challenge #31
Swirly Flowers Wreath


Stamps: Swirly Bird Photopolymer #141749
Inks: Flirty Flamingo
Highland Heather
Gorgeous Grape
Stampin’ Write Marker: Pool Party
Cardstock: Whisper White
Soft Sea Foam
Flirty Flamingo
Highland Heather
Big Shot: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals


*1. Cut your Soft Sea Foam card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

*2. Cut your Squares:
~Flirty Flamingo at 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.
~Highland Heather at 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.

*3. Stamp three Flowers of each color.
~Flirty Flamingo cardstock with Flirty Flamingo ink.
~Highland Heather cardstock with Highland Heather ink.

*4. Get out your Big Shot.
~Cut out all six flower with the coordinating Framelit.
~Choose the large Swirly die and cut it from Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Use your Pool Party Marker to color all cut edges on the outside, inside the Swirl, and in the very center.
~Lay your Swirl on Whisper White cardstock. Choose the Circle that best fits your Swirl and cut it out.

*5. Glue your Swirl onto the Whisper White Circle. Attach your Flowers with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Yes, I know there should be an odd number. But I really liked it better using all six flowers. Use the number of Flowers you want.

*6. Lay your Squares and circle on your card front. Decide where to stamp your sentiment. Stamp in Gorgeous Grape ink.

*7. Attach your Squares with Tombow Glue. Attach your Swirly Flowers Wreath with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Trim two corners of your Flirty Flamingo Square where they hang over the edge of your card base.
Your Card is finished.

Would you like weekly updates which include THREE Exclusive Projects the first Tuesday of each month? Subscribe to my Newsletter.

March Paper Pumpkin

I got my March Paper Pumpkin Kit Tuesday night. When making the two cards I kind of tweaked them a little. Popup Cards are so fun to send to people! These are fun to make and pretty easy too. I had an intensive Class Wednesday that required a LOT of prep. So, you are getting the post today.

March Paper Pumpkin Card 1 closes
March Paper Pumpkin Card 1 open

March Paper Pumpkin Card 2 closed
March Paper Pumpkin Card 2 open


March Paper Pumpkin Kit
I used my own SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals
I also used a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to color the edges of the Banners


*1. Sort through your Kit to find all the different parts available. Notice the wonderful Number Stamp set and the Kit Stamp set.

*2a.  Get your card centers with the Popup Cakes and Presents. Fold the center score lines and the outside of the cakes score lines as shown. Fold the whole thing in half and rub your Bone Folder over the whole thing. I found this really helps when making popup cards.
~The Candles come in a group of six. Fold the first group in half lining up the candles. Peel of the adhesive and stick the candles behind the bottom cake matching the fold lines.
~Cut the next group of candles into a set of 4 and a set of 2. As before, fold each group in half lining up the candles. Stick the group of 3 candles behind the center cake matching up the fold line. The group of 2 candles goes behind the top cake.

2b. Now to add bows to the card inside with the Popup Gifts. Attach the Bows with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the gifts. You can also stamp and/or write your sentiments now if desired.

*3. Stamp a sentiment if desired. Write on the card inside now if desired.

4. Attach the card inside to the card base one side at a time.
Watch this Video if you want more instructions on Popup Cards.
~Fold the card inside in half. I used SNAIL, but Tombow Glue works well also. Put the Adhesive around the top back, side back, and bottom back. With the top and bottom put the adhesive all the way to the fold line. I also put some adhesive along the sides of the cakes.
~Line up the center fold lines centering the card inside so the top and bottom are about even. It is hard to get them completely even. Just make sure the fold lines match. Attach this side to the card base.

~Now put adhesive on the back of the other side. You have a couple of options when attaching it:
~Option 1: Fold the card base over the card inside. Rub both sides of the folded card base with your Bone Folder.
~Option 2: Open your card base so it lays flat. Attach your card inside. Fold your card in half and rub the folded card base with your Bone Folder.
~Rubbing the outside of your folded card base helps the adhesive stick well and creases all the fold lines.
Whew! The hard part is finished.

5. Stamp the Banners as shown or however you want. I also colored the edges of both with a Poppy Parade Marker.

6. Now to finish your card fronts.
~Polka Dot Card Front: Attach the striped paper across the card front. Mine is 1-1/4″ from the top edge. Attach the desired Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Gray Striped Card Front: Stamp the swirls and confetti as desired. I got a little carried away. Attach your desired Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
You have finished two of your cards. Now to have fun playing with the rest of the cards!

Would you like your OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit in your mailbox every month? You can choose either a Month-to-Month subscription OR a Prepaid subscription for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months.

Three Things Challenge #8

Here is the card Kiev made for this Three Things Challenge #8. Please use the supplies you already have in your stash so you have room for more! So, look at the list and choose your Three Things.


Stamps: Abstract Impressions Photopolymer #147513
Inks: Merry Merlot
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Lovely Lipstick
Poppy Parade
Cardstock: Real Red
Whisper White
Big Shot: Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493
Punch: Detailed Trio #146320
Ribbon: Garden Green Stitched Satin (oops! I guess this ribbon is retired. Use the ribbon of your choice.)
Adhesives: Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals


1. Choose your Three Things.

2. Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

3. Put your card front in the Embossing Folder lining up the fold line with the edge of your Embossing Folder. Fold the card back under the Embossing folder. Run through your Big Shot. Watch this Video and use the same technique.

4. Cut your Whisper White cardstock at 2″ x 4-7/8″. Round the corners with the Delicate Trio Punch.

5. Stamp edge flowers first, then the center flower. These flowers use three stamps to get this image. The Largest stamp uses the lightest color, the Medium stamp uses the medium color, and the Small stamp uses the darkest color. Colors are listed from lightest to darkest.
~Left Flower: Poppy Parade, Lovely Lipstick, Real Red
~Center Flower: Lovely Lipstick, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler
~Right Flower: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Merlot

6. Use Glue Dots to attach the Ribbon behind your stamped Whisper White cardstock.
~Cut about 20″ of Ribbon. Make a loop at 10″. Use Glue Dots to attach it at the top under the center flower.
~Each strip between the loops is about 4″.
~Make a loop and attach it between the left and center flowers on the bottom as shown.
~Have the end come up under the left flower. Attach it.
~Now make the loop between the center and right flowers as shown.
~Have the end of the ribbon come up under the right flower. Attach it.
~Trim the ends of the ribbon about the same height as the center loop.

7. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your stamped and looped cardstock. I like to put Stampin’ Dimensionals so they are on part of the ribbon and part of the cardstock. Attach to your card base.
Your Card is finished.

Framelit Frames Video

Have you ever wanted to Frame your stamped image? You can when you make Framelit Frames! Just choose the Layering Framelits in the shape you want your Frame to be. Follow the instructions on the Video and in less than 10 minutes you can have a great card made.

This video is less than 8 minutes long.


Stamps: Floral Phrases Rubber Wood-Mount #
Ink: Memento Black
Markers: Garden Green
Berry Burst
Cardstock: Whisper White
Berry Burst
Garden Green
Big Shot: Rectangle Stitched Framelits # Or any layering or nesting Framelits
Adhesives: SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


*1. Stamp your image on a large enough piece of cardstock so you will have plenty of room for the frame. I usually stamp my image on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock.

*2. Get your Layering Framelits. Choose one to go around your stamped image.
~For a Narrow Frame choose the next larger Framelit.
~For a Wider Frame skip one Framelit and choose the next larger size.

*3. Cut out your image with the larger Framelit.

*4. Cut our your Frame using BOTH Framelits. Line them up so the space between the Framelits is equal on all sides. Cut out.

*5. Attach your Frame to your stamped image, Use Tombow Glue for your Narrow Frame. Use either SNAIL or Tombow Glue for your Wide Frame.


*1. Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

*2. Stamp your image. Color if necessary. Follow suggestions on Tip #1.

*3. Folow Tip Steps #2-#5 to cut out your stamped image and your Frame. Attach your Frame to your stamped image.

*4. Attach your Framed image to your card base. Stamp a semtiment in Memento Black ink.
Your Framelit Frames Card is finished!

Subscribe to my Weekly Newsletter. You will get THREE Exclusive Projects on the first Tuesday of each month. You will get inspiration and ideas to help improve your crafting skills on the rest of the Tuesdays each month.

Paintbrushes Card

I wanted to make a relatively simple card using the “Paintbrushes in a pot” stamp from the Crafting Forever stamp set. I hand drew the lines on the card front with markers.

Paintbrushes Card


Stamps: Crafting Forever. Rubber Wood-Mount #143855, Clear-Mount #143958
Inks: Memento Black
Markers: Highland Heather
Gorgeous Grape
Smoky Slate
Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
A variety of colors for the brush handles and Paint on the brush tips
Cardstock: Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Gorgeous Grape
Big Shot: Rectangle Stitched Framelits #148551
Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals


*1. Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.

*2. Use your Highland Heather Marker to draw diagonal lines across your card front in one direction. The lines are drawn freehand and are spaced about 1″ apart. NOTE: My Marker needs to be reinked so your lines may be darker. I will be using this technique to reink my Marker.

*3. Now use your Gorgeous Grape Marker to draw diagonal lines in the other direction across your card front.

*4. Stamp your Paintbrushes on Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink.

*5. Color your stamped image with Markers.
~Gorgeous Grape: shaded parts on pot.
~Highland Heather: the main part of the pot
~Smoky Slate: metal parts of brushes and cutting blade
~Use a variety of colors to color paint on the brush tips.
~Use the brown markers to color the rest of the brushes.
~Use a variety of colors to color the paint brush handles.

*6. Get your Rectangle Stitched Framelits and choose two Framelits. The larger one will be used to cut out your Paintbrushes image AND for the outside of your Gorgeous Grape Frame. The smaller Framelit will determine how wide your Frame is.
~Large Framelit only: cut out your stamped image
~Both Framelits: Cut out your Gorgeous Grape Frame. Line up the Framelits so the space between them is even. Cut out. Glue onto your stamped image.
~Attach your Framed Image to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

Love Your Stamps #8 Flowers

Kiev chose Flowers for this Love Your Stamps Challenge. She used the Falling Flowers stamp set and the May Flowers Thinlits dies. Remember you can use any stamps you already have for this challenge. Kiev chose a coordinating stamp set and Framelits for this challenge. You can also tweak it to make you happy.


Stamps: Falling Flowers Rubber Wood-Mount #139553, Clear-Mount #139556
Inks: Gorgeous Grape
Flirty Flamingo
Pumpkin Pie
Berry Burst
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White
Bermud8a Bay
Garden Green
Flirty Flamingo
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot: May Flowers Framelits #140276
Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 OR Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106


*1. Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.

*2. Stamp Flowers in various ink colors around the edges of your card front as desired. Stamp some so they overlap.

*3. Die cut. If desired put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet the size of the die on the back of your cardstock.:
~Large Flower in Bermuda Bay cardstock.
~Medium Flowers in Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
~Leaves: cut 2 Large Leaves and 1 small Leaf from Garden Green cardstock.
~Daffodil Delight Flowers: cut 3
~ Flirty Flamingo Flowers: cut 3

*4. Layout die-cut flowers and leaves in the desired positions. Attach with either Tombow Glue or peel off the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet backing.
Watch This Video about using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.
Your Card is finished.

When watching the Video on my blog, click on the YouTube at the bottom of the video. This will take you to YouTube where you can click the Subscribe button.

March Stamp Class

Today was my March Stamp Class usually held the first Wednesday of the month. Due to my traveling, it was held today. We made these four fun cards. Some will be posted on the blog at a later date. I am having allergy problems and so I am not up to posting all the instructions or even a supply list today. If you have questions about a certain card please email me. Thanks.

Here are pictures of the cards. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday Wish Card
Happy Birthday Wish Card
Hummingbird Card
Hummingbird Card
Little Note Lace Card
Little Note Lace Card
Birthday Shaker Card
Birthday Shaker Card

Get all your Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.

Happy Birthday Shaker Card

I made this Happy Birthday Shaker Card for my grandson’s birthday. It is pretty easy to make though it takes a little time. Kiev made the original Shaker Card design. I have now made two. This is a fairly quick and easy card to make. I will also show a picture of the other Shaker Card I made.


Stamps: Big Wishes Rubber Wood-Mount #146422, Clear-Mount #146425
Ink: Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock: Whisper White
Real Red
Blueberry Bushel
Window Sheets #142314
Big Shot: Rectangle Stitched Framelits #148551
Maps etc Embossing Folder #146822
Eclectic Layers Thinlits #143774
Adhesives: Tombow Glue
Foam Adhesive Strips #141825


1. Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

2. Cut your Blueberry Bushel card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with the Maps Embossing Folder. Glue to your card base.

3. Choose two Rectangle Stitched Framelits for your frame. With the Larger of the two cut:
~one Whisper White to stamp on
~one Window Sheet

4. With both Framelits and Real Red cardstock:
~Lay both Framelits on the Real Red cardstock on your Big Shot Platform. Make the red line between them even. Cut out. I did have to crank them back and forth several times to get them to cut all the way through. To check if they are properly cut pick up both cutting plates with the cardstock and Framelits still inside.
~Flip over so you can see the bottom. If it has cut through all the way, then you are finished. If it does not look like it has cut through properly, then run through the Big Shot again with this bottom side up. I still ran it through a couple of times

5. Put a really thin line of Tombow Glue on the back of your Real Red frame. Carefully attach it to your Window Sheet lining up the corners and edges. Gently press the Frame to the Window Sheet. Set aside to dry.

6. Stamp Happy Birthday in Blueberry Bushel ink on the Whisper White Rectangle. I stamped it towards the top.

7. Put the Foam Adhesive Strip around the edges of the stamped Whisper White Rectangle. Make sure they are exactly on the edge as the Foam Strip is the same width at the Frame you cut. Also, make sure there are NO gaps between the Foam Adhesive Strips ends. Rub your Embossing Buddy on the Whisper White cardstock and the inside edges of the Foam Adhesive Strip. This helps keep the Shaker parts from sticking to the edges of the Foam Adhesive strips and helps them shake well.

8. Use the Eclectic Layers Framelit with all the diamond shapes to cut out all your diamond shapes that will go inside your Shaker Card. I cut two each from Real Red and Blueberry Bushel cardstock. While I am cutting them out I keep them in a bowl. Put them on the Whisper White stamped cardstock inside the Foam Adhesive Strips. This amount filled up the inside too much so a took a couple of big pinches out.

9. Peel off the backing from the Foam Adhesive Strips. Gently line up the Frame corners and edges with the Whisper White corners and edges. Press down firmly so the two attach well. Use Tombow Glue to attach your Shaker Part to your card front. Put a large stamp block or medium weight book on top of the whole card. This will help the Shaker Part lay flat and give the Glue time to set. Leave at least 5 minutes.

10. Your Happy Birthday Shaker Card is finished. Have some fun shaking it!

Here is a picture of another Shaker Card I made. I used Melon Mambo ink and Cardstock. I used the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. I used sequins to shake. Make your OWN version.

Get all the supplies to make your Shaker Cards from My Online Store.

Subscribe to My World-Wide Newsletter to see the original card made by Kiev plus THREE Exclusive Projects each month.

Sale-a-bration 3rd Release

Stampin’ Up! has added EIGHT Products from the Annual Catalog for their Sale-a-bration 3rd Release. Just remember to use the NEW Product Numbers to get them FREE. Click on the picture below to look at a larger copy and to print if you want. Make sure and type the correct Sale-a-bration item numbers to get the products as FREE Sale-a-bration items. NOTE: If you type in the regular product numbers from the catalog you will be charged for the item.

Sale-a-bration ends March 31st and all Sale-a-bration Products are available while supplies last.

Sale-a-bration 3rd Release Flyer

So, check out My Online Store to see all the Sale-a-bration Products including the Sale-a-bration 3rd Release items AND the NEW Sale-a-bration Coordination Products available to

Delightfully Detailed Card

For this CASE the Catalog Challenge I used the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer Series Paper and the Hymming Along Bundle. It is a pretty easy card to make.


*Bundle: Humming Along Cling Rubber stamps + Hummingbird Framelits Bundle #150621
Stamps: *Humming Along Cling #148758
Part of My Story Cling #149719 (Available FREE with a $50 order until March 31, 2019)
Ink: Memento Black
Blueberry Bushel
Coloring: Watercolor Pencils #141709
Blender Pens #102845
Cardstock: Whisper White
Blueberry Bushel
Vellum #101185
Delightfully Detailed 12×12 Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (DSP) #146907
Big Shot: *Hummingbird Framelits #148538
Punches: Pretty Label #143715
Banner Triple #138292
Adhesives: Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals


*1. Cut your Blueberry Bushel card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

*2. Cut your Delightfully Detailed paper making the borders even-about 1/8″ wide. Attach to your card base by putting a thin line of Tombow Glue around the border edges. Watch This Video to learn how to use Laser-Cut Paper.

*3. Stamp your Flower in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. Color with Watercolor Pencils:
~Stem and Leaves: Old Olive
~Daffodil Delight: Yellow part as shown. Sorry, I forgot what it is called.
~Pacific Point for the Flower & Petals. I colored a second darker layer at the flower tips. Color the lighter part of the flower petal first, then blend the darker part.
~Cut out with the coordinating Framelit or fussy cut.

*5. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Blueberry Bushel ink. Punch out with the Pretty Label Punch.

*6. Cut a strip of Vellum 1″ x 5-1/2″. Punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch. Decide if you want to trim off the straight edge or not. Attach to card front with a strip of SNAIL on each long side edge.

*7. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your Flower and sentiment. Lay out where you want them and attach.
Your card is finished.

Buy all your Laser-Cut Paper from My Online Store.

Balloon Birthday Card

Flashback Friday: This Balloon Birthday Card is a Center Step Portrait Card originally posted on September 30, 2011. It also includes a Template for you to use. Use your own stamps and or Designer Series Paper to make your OWN version of this card.

Please check out the original post HERE. There is even a Template included with all the measurements and instructions.

Here are some suggestions for current products you could use.
Balloon Duet Punch #140609
Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamps #140675
Icing on the Cake Photopolymer Stamps #143664

Check out all the current Stamps and Crafting supplies in My Online Store. Stampin’ Up! supplies coordinate with ease so you can have a great looking project without the frustration of finding the colors that match and coordinate in cardstock, inks, embellishments and Designer Series Paper (patterned papers).

February Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card

The February Paper Pumpkin Kit has some wonderful stamps! Deborah used one of the stamps for this February Paper Pumpkin Alternate card. I really need to have her teach me how to color as she always does a beautiful job!


February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Feb 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit-Vellum Leaves
Cardstock: Whisper White
Mint Macaron
Watercolor Pencils: Rich Razzleberry and Basic Gray
Memento Black ink
VersaMark Ink
Heat Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder #
Heat Tool
Adhesive: Tombow Glue


1. Choose the Black and White striped card base.

2. Stamp your Teacup on Mint Macaron cardstock with Memento Black ink. Fussy cut out with your Paper Snips being extra careful around the handle.

3. Stamp the Succulent in the Teacup on Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink. Color the Succulent using the Watercolor Pencils. Fussy cut out the Succulent. Glue to the Teacup. Glue onto your card base.

4. Stamp the Thank You with VersaMark ink. Cover with the Gold Embossing Powder. Melt with your Heat Tool. Watch This Video if you need more instructions on Heat Embossing.

5. Wrap the Black Twine and the White Twine around the fold and tie a bow.
Your Card is finished!

Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! After all, we could not have shared all these years of creativity if it weren’t for our subscribers.

To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we’re offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. Signup BEFORE March 10th to get the March 2019 Kit! Prepaid Subscription OR Month-to-Month Subscription.

3 Cupcakes card for Color Challenge #30

Kiev made this 3 Cupcakes Card for Color Challenge #30. You can change the colors for the person you are giving this Birthday Card to.


*Bundle: Birthday Cheer Cling rubber stamps + Detailed Birthday Edgelits Bundle #150576
Stamps: *Birthday Cheer Cling Rubber #148604
Inks: Memento Black
Blushing Bride
Stamping Write Markers: Blushing Bride
Bermuda Bay
Gorgeous Grape
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape
Whisper White
Big Shot: *Detailed Birthday Edgelits #148548
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder #143709
Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals


*1. Cut your Gorgeous Grape card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

2. Emboss your card base front with the Embossing Folder and your Big Shot. Watch This Video if you need help doing this. OR you can cut a separate card front to emboss.

3. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Blushing Bride ink. Cut out with one of the Stitched Shapes Oval Framelits. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.

4. Stamp three cupcakes. Color as desired with the coloring tool of your choice. Kiev used Stampin’ Write Markers. You could also use Stampin’ Blends Markers or Watercolor Pencils.

5. Now that your 3 cupcakes are colored, use the coordinating Framelit to cut them out with your Big Shot. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each cupcake.

6. Lay out the 3 cupcakes and the sentiment on your Polka Dot card front where you want them. Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Polka Dot 3 Cupcakes Card is finished.

 Get all your Cupcake Card supplies from My Online Store 24/7.

Telescoping Card

This Telescoping Card the first card I posted to my blog on July 5, 2011. It was for my Daughter-in-Law’s Birthday. Try making one of your own!

Telescoping Card-Closed
Telescoping Card-Closed
Telescoping Card-Open
Telescoping Card-Open

Click HERE to see the original post. There are similar products today to make this card. Use Layering Squares Framelits or Layering Circles Framelits for your card base. Choose any stamps you want. I will make a NEW Telescoping Card for a March Blog Post. So stay tuned and check my blog frequently!

February Paper Pumpkin

The February Paper Pumpkin Cards have Succulent photos to put on the cards. These cards are simple to put together. Enjoy making these cards!


February Paper Pumpkin Kit
SNAIL if you don’t want to use the Glue Dots


February Paper Pumpkin "YOU" Card

White printed card base
Old Olive card layer
YOU card front
Label with Fresh Fig border
Black Baker’s Twine
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1. Stamp your sentiment on the label with Fresh Fig Ink provided. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.

2. Layer the Old Olive card layer under the “YOU” card front using either Glue Dots provided or SNAIL (if you are not in a patient mood like I was).

3. Wrap about 18″ Black Baker’s Twine around the card layers and tie in a bow. Position the twine where you want it on the card.

4. Attach the stamped label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Card 1 is finished.


February Paper Pumpkin Succulents in Cups card

Black card base
Vellum cardstock layer
Succulents in cups card front
Mint Macaron Label notched at one end
Short Fresh Fig label
Silver Metallic Enamel Dots
White Baker’s Twine
Glue Dots provided or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1. Stamp Thank You on the Mint Macaron Label. Next time I will stamp it closer to the center.

2. Tie a White Twine Bow and attach it with a Glue Dot. The instructions say to take 12″ of Twine and wrap around the end of the Label, then tie a bow. I guess I forgot to read that step…..

3. Layer the Vellum card layer and the Succulents in Cups card front together wiht SNAIL. Then, attach to your Black card base.

4. Lay the Short Fresh Fig label and the Mint Macaron label on the card front where you want them to be. Stamp just below them. There are several short stamps to choose from.

5. Attach your Short Fresh Fig label just above the stamped image with SNAIL. Attach your Mint Macaron label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add two Silver Metallic Enamel Dots.
This card is finished.


February Paper Pumpkin Succulents Photo Card

Black Striped card base
Succulents Photo card front
Long White Label
Long Fresh Fig Label
Lemon Lime Twist Label
Black Baker’s Twine
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1. Attach your Succulent Photo Card front to your Striped card base.

2. Stamp your sentiment on the Long White Label. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.

3. Lay the Lemon Lime Twist Label, the Long Fresh Fig Label, and the stamped White Label where you want them on the card front.
~Attach the Lemon Lime Twist and Long Fresh Fig labels with SNAIL or Glue Dots.
~Remove the Dimensional backing and attach the Long White Label.

4. If desired, use about 12″ of Black Baker’s Twine to tie a bow. Attach it with Glue Dots to your White Label. I did not do this, but you can.
Your last card is finished.

Would you like your OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail every month? You can choose either a PrePaid subscription OR a Month-to-Month subscription.

Check next Wednesday for some Alternate ideas using this kit.