Oh my! What a nice surprise!

Oh my I can load a picture!  YEA!  It's 5:30 on Tuesday evening and I am getting ready for a stamp club tonight.  I thought I would create a blog post for tomorrow but I am so excited to have my 'upload ability' back that I think I'll post it now!!!  And, this is a card that I created with the new collection ~ FITTING FLORETS!  When you download the PROJECT SHEET print it so you have two sides ~ the second side has a description of the collection along with the order numbers.  This collection is available for a limited time as noted in the description.


Download Framed Florets Birthday

Have you ever.................

Have you ever been unhappy with yourself because you missed a friend's birthday?  It flew right by and you remembered several days AFTER the date!  I have!  Stampin' Up!'s newest kit has been designed just for those of us who have this problem!  You'll love it!  And, it's only $25.00!  Sara is going to tell you all about it ~



Party Puffins Fun Fold

Today is my October Team Meeting and the theme of our swap is FUN FOLD CARDS.  This card was created by Dawn Duval, one of my team members who lives in Florida and won't be at our meeting this afternoon ~ we'll miss her.  But, we have her fun fold PARTY PUFFINS card to share with you.  You can find this cute birthday stamp set on page 54 in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog.  Thanks Dawn, such a cute card!!!

Party Puffin Inside View

Party Puffins Front



Party Puffins Pop Up Card


 Stamps: Party Puffins (155054)

Ink: Flirty Flamingo (141416), Memento Black (132708), Stampin’ Blends: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Flirty Flamingo (154884), Daffodil Delight (154883), Calypso Coral (154881), Pale Papaya (155519), Smokey Slate (154904),

Paper with cutting measurements: Flirty Flamingo (141416) 5 ½ X 8 ½ sc 4 ¼ , 2@ 2 ¾ X 1, scrap, Blackberry Bliss (133675) 4 X 5 ¼, scrap, Basic White (159275) 5 ¼ X 8 ¼ sc 4 1/8, scrap, Design A Daydream DSP (159161) (Host set) 3 ¾ X 5, 2 @ 2 X 5 and 2 @ 1 ¾ X 5 using opposite side pieces.

Accessories & Tools: Beautiful Shapes (158046), Mini Stampin Cut and Emboss Machine (150673), Paper Trimmer (152392), Paper Snips (103579), Bone Folder (102300), Festive Pearls (159963), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Seal Adhesive (152813), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Silicone Craft Sheet (127853).

Non-Stampin’ Up!: Ruler, Pencil.


1. Stamp Puffins and cake on Basic White CS using Memento Black ink. Color using your Stampin’ Blends.

2. Using your paper snips “fussy” cut each of the above items and set aside.

3. Adhere your four pieces of DSP to inside of card at top and bottom. Showing both sides of DSP

4. Fold the Basic White and burnish with bone folder.

5. Lay out the images you will be using (the three Puffins & cake) and measure where you will want to place them. Measure with a ruler and draw lines for the depth you want. For this card, I used a 3/4″ depth for the first cut, then a 1-1/4″ depth and finally and 1/2″ depth. As you play with making these cards, you will figure out where you want to place them. (see picture)

6. Using Paper Snips or Paper Trimmer cut on your pop out lines towards inside of card. Give a good burnish on both sides using your Bone Folder.

7. Fold “pop out” towards inside of card and burnish.

8. Lay folded piece on your base cardstock just below the score line. Add your adhesive and close the cardstock to adhere the glue by rubbing with hand.

9. Flip card over and do the same as above.

10. Place Puffins onto each pop-out piece using adhesive.

11. Adhere the 3 ¾ X 5 DSP to the Blackberry Bliss CS and then adhere these to the front of your card.

12. Stamp the Birthday and Make A Wish sentiments using Flirty Flamingo ink on your Basic White CS and adhere them to the Flirty Flamingo pieces. Add to front of card using your adhesive.

13.  Run your smallest and next to smallest circles through the Emboss & Cut Machine. Small circle on Basic White, next size on Blackberry Bliss.

14. Stamp sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on the above Basic White and attach to the Blackberry Bliss. Add to inside bottom of card. 

15. Add three Festive Pearls to the inside sentiment.


Birthday Boxes.......

While we are thinking about birthdays I thought you might be interested in a pretty treat box.  You could use this for gifting something special or for a secret surprise to leave with a friend.  You can find the DELICATE DETAILS TREAT BOXES (159248) on page 140 in the annual catalog.  The price is $11.50 for 8 white, food safe boxes.  Print the project sheet below & enjoy surprising your friends!

Delicate Details 1 (2) Download Delicate Detals Treat Boxes

Share & Tell

Remember when you were in kindergarten or first grade and every Monday was SHARE & TELL?  I always wondered what to bring and what to say.  Not any more because I want to share some lovely birthday cards that I received last week (wonderful cards & wonderful birthday!)..

Agnes Leach
Card by Agnes Leach
Claire Cason
Card by Claire Cason
Dawn Duval
Card by Dawn Duval
Dena Copper
Card by Dena Cooper
Dixie Murafsky
Card by Dixie Murafsky


Diana Turner
Card by Diana Turner

Happiness Abounds Birthday

Cathy's Sample Card FrontSeptember is my birthday month so I thought I would kick off the first day of the month with this pretty card using the HUES OF HAPPINESS Suite Collection on page 108 in the annual catalog.  I always need birthday cards and love to make them.  I think that this card is particularly pretty in any color combination, you choose....   

Three Variations of Cathy's Card


* Happiness Abounds Stamp Set (sentiments)

* Dragonfly Garden (flowers on inside)

* Harvest Dies

* Layering Circles Dies (2-1/8” circle and 2-1/2” scalloped circle)

* Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder

* Splendid Day Designer Series Paper (“DSP”)

* Open Weave Ribbon OR Linen Thread


* Card Base: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”

* Embossed Layer: 5-1/4” x 4”

* DSP Vertical Strip: 5-1/4” x 1”

* Card Stock Horizontal Strip: 4” x 1/2"


* White Card Stock: 5” x 3-3/4”




$19 (#159332)





Sweet As A Peach Bundle ~ retiring

IMG_6378You can find YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE on page 60 in Stampin' Up!'s current annual catalog.  It is a sweet set bundled with peachy dies that I used in this card for the peaches.  They add dimension because I used Foam Adhesive Sheets for each of the peaches.  I love foam adhesive sheets (#152815, $8 for 6 sheets that are are 4 1/2" x 4 1/2").  You can find them on page 167 in the annual catalog.  And, did I mention that this stamp set has 12 sentiments everything from birthday to thanks to "Have a Peachy day"!