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Endless Ribbon!

For the next couple of days I am going to post videos created by Stampin' Up!.  Why?  Several reasons!  Each video provides product information that we might not be aware of without the video (I always learn something new).  And, we are leaving on Thursday morning to spend some time at our cottage so I will not be in the studio creating myself.  I hope you enjoy the next several days!


Cards for Guys....

May 2024 PAPER PUMPKIN!  Definitely guy cards and we all need them, right?  Father's Day, birthdays ~ whatever you celebrate just change the sentiment!



Reversible Stamps

My friend, Helen, stopped by the studio this week to get some additional crafting information.  One of the questions on her list was about reversible stamps ~ what that term meant and how to use these stamp sets.  There have been a limited number of these stamps in the last several catalogs and Stampin' Up! describes the differences and uses in the following video.  In addition, you can find information on page 82 and 83 in the annual catalog in a section titled DOUBLE PLAY.



Easy To Create -Two Cards Using One Design

Two Cards-One Design sudsol


Stamp: Playing In the Rain (160542)

Ink:  Pretty Peacock (150083)

Paper with Measurements:  Pretty Peacock (150880) (2) 5 ½ X 8 ½ sc 4 1/4, Lost Lagoon (133679) (2) 4 X 5 ¼, Lighter Than Air (162747) 6 x 6, (2) Basic White (159276) 4 X 5 ¼.

Other Accessories: Paper Snips (103579), Paper Trimmer (152392), Multipurpose Glue (110755), Silicone Craft Mat (127853), Basic Rhinestones (144220), Stampin’ Dimensionals (1014430), 2” Circle Punch (133782), 1 ¾ Circle Punch (119850)


  1. Using Paper Trimmer, cut DSP according to the diagram below.
  2. Arrange cut strips on one side of Lost Lagoon CS starting from the bottom left corner, leaving each piece hanging over CS working your way to the top left.  Leave a small space between each piece.  You can decide how much space to have.
  3. Once you have it the way you want it-use your adhesive and adhere each piece making sure to have ends off the side of the card.  Points should be toward the center of the CS.
  4. Using your Paper Snips, trim off all pieces of DSP.
  5. Attach this to your card base using your adhesive.
  6. Stamp your sentiment using Pretty Peacock and punch with a circle punch or your circle dies.
  7. Punch a piece of Pretty Peacock in the next size up.
  8. Attach the sentiment to the Pretty Peacock Circle using your adhesive and attach over the DSP “points” using a Dimensional.
  9. Attach your Basic White CS to the inside of your card for your message.

Repeat this process for the second card.  Cutting diagram below.

Two at a Time Cutting Guide

Leaf Collection Card

Leaf Collection Stamp

Large background stamps are easy to use and can create simple but stunning card ideas.  We used this background stamp in our May Stamp Clubs, you can find it on page 90 in the annual catalog.

Leaf Collection 3
Try this card idea using the new Leaf Collection stamp and 2 of your favorite ink pad colors and your brayer.


  • Stamp SetsLeaf Collection (163610); Simply Said (163756)
  • Cardstock – Garden Green (1025874); Basic White (159276)
  • Stamp Pads – Granny Apple Green (147095); Garden Green (147089)
  • Misc. – Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Brushed Brass Butterflies (158136); Stampin’ Brayer (162936); Sponge Daubers (1338733)


  • Garden Green: 11” x 4 ¼”; ¾” x 4”
  • Basic White: 4” x 5 ¼”; ½” x 4”     


  1. Fold Garden Green cardstock in half and crease to create card base.
  2. Ink Stampin’ Brayer with Granny Apple Green ink and apply to Leaf Collection stamp.

  3. Ink Sponge Dauber with Garden Green ink and daub onto smaller leaves.

  4. Lay Basic White cardstock down on top of inked Leaf Collection stamp and rub gently over cardstock to ensure all ink transfers to Basic White layer. Remove.
  5. Adhere Basic White leaf layer to card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  6. Ink phrase using Granny Apple Green ink and stamp onto Basic White strip. Adhere to Garden Green strip and then across card front.
  7. Add 3 Brushed Brass Butterflies to card front to complete card.

Colors that Inspire plus...

Stampin' Up!'s video provides information on the new In Colors plus a little color theory.  In addition, you may have downloaded the COLOR CHART that Melissa Burroughs created for us previously.  She has graciously UPDATED her chart to include BASIC BEIGE which is a new color added in the 2024-25 annual catalog.  Thanks Melissa!  My IN COLOR CLUB is still open and I would love to have you join ~ it is the BEST way to add these new colors to your collection ~ it saves money plus spreads out the cost over five months!  Let me know...text me at 757-641-9354!



Download Stampin Color Chart May 22 2024