Sunday afternoon Stampin' Up! class ~ Sand & Sea

How purrrrfect ~ a rainy windy cold day and we celebrated by creating 'beachy' cards and enjoying being together in the warm comfortable studio!  Lovely!  You can find this wonderful suite of Stampin' Up! products on pages 40 - 42 in the Mini Catalog.  This bundle of stamps and products are really purrrrfect for anyone living in Tidewater Virginia surrounded by the Bay and the Ocean ~ here are the cards we made yesterday....

Using the die, embossing folder and designer series paper
Using the die, stamps and Seaside Spray ink.
The easiest way to create this card is to stamp the shells and fussy cut! I know Abby won't like that idea!!!
This birthday card uses the DSP, yarn and square vellum doilies.

Sharing some fabulous handmade birthday cards!

My birthday was last week and the very best part was several days of a mailbox full of cards ~ beautiful birthday cards!  I wanted to share them yesterday but Stampin' Up! surprised all of us with an unexpected SALE so I decided to share today ~ alphabetically.  I hope you will enjoy these cards from my wonderful stamping friends ~ I feel so blessed.  Thank you to each of you.

Card by Abby Geddes ~ Boho Indigo Kit.
Agnes's card
card by Agnes Leach ~ great fold design.
Card by Barb Raliski.
Card by Dawn Duval ~ The Villages in Florida.
sunshine card by Dena Cooper.
Card from Eloise Morton ~ Peaceful Moments Bundle.
Card by Julia Hite.
Card by Kris Hoppock.
Card by Martha Armstrong.
Card by Melissa Burroughs.
Card by Melissa Ellis.
Card by Patty Pauley.
Card by Phyllis Johnson.
Card by Sally Schwaner.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Swap Cards

When you sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, the person that you sign up 'under' is your Upline.  I am an 'upline' to an amazing group of ladies from Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Florida.  Once a month we meet in the Cat/Art Studio to enjoy each others company, share ideas, swap cards, celebrate and, of course, stamp!  You come if you can ~ no rules for demonstrators ~ no stress either.  My team,  SOUTHERN STARS, meets on the second Saturday of the month at 2 PM in the CAT/ART STUDIO.  (If you would be interested in joining please don't hesitate ~ Sale-A-Bration is the ABSOLUTELY BEST TIME to join!!!)  These are the swap cards from our meeting ~ FABULOUS, RIGHT?

Cindy Black
Cindy Black
Geri Foster
Geri Foster


Karen Benton
Karen Benton
Kathy Winter
Kathy Winter
Margaret Spencer
Margaret Spencer
Marie Shaughnessy
Marie Shaughnessy
Marion Swaim
Marion Swaim
Meghan Hodgins
Meghan Hodgins
Nancy Clagett
Nancy Clagett
Patti Barish
Patti Barish

Honey Bee DSP & Stampin' Up!

The Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper (152311) is Black and White with gold foil accents on some of the designs.  It can be paired with the Honey Bee Bundle on page 30 in the Spring Mini Catalog but it certainly doesn't have to be ~ it can easily stand on its own and it's FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! order during Sale-A-Bration (SAB).  In STAMP CLUB this month we used the HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU stamp set which is also in the SAB brochure.  I added some of the the Golden Honey DSP to the cards we made to show you how versatile this paper is.  And, the video below will show you more possibilities. 

Birthday Card w DSP 1

Birthday Card w DSP 2




Tuesday Project Sheet

This card was originally designed by one of the STARS on my team ~ Geri Foster.  She presented her card (with instructions) using the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle (page 37 AC) at our meeting on Saturday.  Thank you Geri ~ terrific job!  It is a 'gated' card which means that it opens in the center.   I immediately began thinking about creating a similar card using the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper on page 25 in the new mini catalog.  So, here it is ~ print off the instructions ( when you download it print both sides as I have additional pictures on the second page to help you see how the card opens) and let me know if you have any questions!  It's not as hard as it looks (but, I will admit it is not for a beginner!).

Gated Poppy Card
Original designer ~ Geri Foster

Download Gated Poppy Card Project Sheet

Birthday Cards continued...

Thank you to everyone who sent, or brought, me cards.  I appreciate your birthday wishes so much.  The ones I have highlighted in these two posts used current (or retired)  Stampin' Up! products and I thought you would love the ideas for creating your own birthday cards!

Phyllis Johnson
Card from Phyllis Johnson
Rosie Morton
Card from Rosie Morton
Melissa Ellis
Card from Melissa Ellis
Julia Hite
Card from Julia Hite
Barb Raliski
Card from Barb Raliski


Beautiful Birthday Cards

I wanted to share my beautiful handmade BIRTHDAY CARDS with you.  It is such a treat getting handmade cards in the mail and I so appreciate the birthday wishes in September.  Thank you to all of you who sent cards, gifts and good  FB wishes.  I'll post some today and the rest tomorrow.

Susan Tran
Card from Susan Tran
Nancy Clagett
Card from Nancy Clagett
Martha Armstrong
Card from Martha Armstrong
Claire Cason
Card from Claire Cason
Agnes Leach
Card from Agnes Leach

Birthday Cards Share

I wanted to share my beautiful birthday cards with you and THANK all of you who sent me birthday wishes.  It has been a fun birthday!  I'll have more for tomorrow!

Card 1 Card 2 Card 3 Card 4AAnd  the inside of this one ~ talk about personalization (is that a word?  I hope so!)

Card 4