Cupcake Circle Card Thinlit

When I was demonstrating how to make an elongated Circle Card Thinlit at my last class, I ended up with a nice card base just waiting for embellishing.

Cupcake Outside

I pulled out my Cupcake Builder Punch and made my cupcake using Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette card stock. I also used the Hearts Border Punch on the retired Designer Paper strip adhered to the sides of the card.

Cupcake Inside

I stamped my sentiments and punched them out using the 2-3/8″ Circle Scallop and the Decorative Label Punches. I added a strip of Whisper White card stock, trimmed with Designer Series Paper and punched, once again, with the Hearts Border Punch. All that is left is adding my personal message and deciding who to send this fun card to. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!


Dress Up Framelits

It’s been a busy week, but I’ve had a whole bunch of fun making cards. This card was perfect for my mother’s birthday and an upcoming bridal shower. I found my inspiration on Pinterest and made a few changes to work with my cardstock.
Black Dress Doily

I started with the Basic Black card stock base. I then took one of my Oval Framelits, placed it on a piece of Basic Gray card stock and ran it through the Big Shot to create my oval window. I then embossed it with one of Stampin’ Up!’s retired embossing folders. Next I layered a piece of Modern Medley Designer Series Paper under my window and attached this to my card base.

Now came the fun part. I took my Dress Up Framelit and ran it through the Big Shot on Basic Black card stock. I took the Paper Doilies, cut and creased them, to attach to the back of my dress. This entire piece was attached to my card using Dimensionals. Out came the Rhinestones and I trimmed the bottom of the dress, along with placing one on the Whisper White heart that was punched with the Small Heart Punch and attached the heart with a Mini Glue Dot. I next stamped the image from the Ciao, Baby stamp set and punched it out with the Petite Curly Label Punch and attached it to the card with a Dimensional.

Finally I tied my bow from the 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and attached it to the waistline of my dress with a couple of Mini Glue Dots.

Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!


Buy 3, Get 1 FREE of Designer Series Paper

DSP 07-01-13

Another great special from Stampin’ Up! in July. From July 1st through July 31st, buy three packs of selected Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! You can choose from the following:

  • Soho Subway
  • Afternoon Picnic
  • I Am Me
  • Gingham Garden
  • Etcetera
  • Birthday Basics
  • Venetian Romance
  • Eastern Elegance
  • Modern Medley
  • Polka Dot Parade
  • Epic Day This and That

You can find samples of these Designer Series Papers on Pages 151, 153 and 154 of the Annual Catalog. (The Designer Series Paper Stacks and Specialty Designer Series Papers do not qualify for this promotion.)

What a great way to pick up some of these papers for your scrapbooking and cardmaking projects.

Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!

Masculine Washi Tape

I thought I would make a quick masculine card to put in my stash. I also wanted to use some of the new Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, since I haven’t played with that very much.
Washi Tape Masculine

My colors are off a little bit on my scan, but I started with a Soft Suede card base. I then took Crumb Cake card stock, some retired Well Worn Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso card stock, my Washi Tape, and just started layering. I used the Tasteful Trim die for the zigzag strips. Finally I added the Artisan Label Punch, punching from Cajun Craze card stock, and ran the whole piece through my Chevron Embossing Folder before attaching it to my card base. I popped on a retired Neutral button with the Early Espresso Baker’s Twine threaded through it. Fun, quick and simple.

Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!



Mosaic Madness Strawberry Slush

Mosaic Madness is one of the new sets in our 2013-2014 Annual Catalog. There is so much you can do with this set and the coordinating Mosaic Punch. This is the quick card we made at my Open House. We also used the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper, and one of the new In Colors — Strawberry Slush.
Mosaic Madness Strawberry Slush

I’m loving the embossing folder, since both sides of the design can be used once you have embossed your card stock. Not only did I stamp the two larger mosaic pieces and punched them out, but also used the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to add the small piece on the one mosaic. Of course, two Rhinestone Jewels needed to be added for just a little bling.

Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!

This and That Epic Day

Wow, I didn’t realize how much I was missing scrapbooking until I took some time today to play with my This and That Epic Day scrapbook. These are the items you get in the bundle for your scrapbook. They can also be purchased individually.

This & That Pg 2

I wasn’t a big fan of the cover of the journal as it came, so I decided to add my own touches to it. My sister-in-law and I attended a Creating Keepsakes seminar last year, and we plan on attending another one in a few months. I thought this would be a perfect way to document our scrapbooking adventures!


I took some of the fabulous Designer Series Paper included in the kit and covered the front of my journal. I punched the holes for the notebook with a retired Stampin’ Up! punch. I’m hoping that we see a punch similar to this one in the new catalog. Next I took the Basic Gray ink pad and added some blotches using the stamp I received in my Paper Pumpkin kit from March. I used some more of the Designer Series Paper and ran it through the Big Shot using my Paper Doily Sizzlit and the Beautiful Butterflies die. The butterflies then went through the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. I sponged the butterflies and some of the cover with Basic Gray ink. I placed this all on the cover and also added a few of the Pearl Basic Jewels to my butterfly. Finally I took my retired Jumble Alphabet set and stamped “Creating Keepsakes” in Basic Gray.

I can’t wait to start adding fun stuff to my album! I’ll share the pages with you along the way. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!