Simply Said in COLOR!


Say it all with the Simply Said Stamp Set on page 19 in the Annual Catty.

Simply Said Stamp

This sentiment-only stamp set is a paper crafting staple you can use all year long, year after year. Sentiments include birthday, thanks, thinking of you, missing you, celebration, and more! You can use this set to make a playful and colorful card, especially when paired with the Full of Life 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

Full of Life DSP

Add bursts of color to your paper crafts with this fun paper pack. The gorgeous watercolor designs were hand painted by Stampin’ Up! artisans. Choose from organic squares, circles, color wheels, and brushstroke designs to add visual interest to all your projects.  You can find it on page 43 in the catalog.

This pack of paper has 48 sheets of double-sided designs which means your card making possibilities are endless. Here’s one easy idea to try.

Simply Said Hello Card

Here’s how to make this card.


· Stamp SetsSimply Said (163756)

· Cardstock – Basic White (159276)

· Stamp Pads – Pumpkin Pie (147086); Crushed Curry (147087); Berry Burst (147143); Granny Apple Green (147095); Azure Afternoon (161663)

· Misc. – Full of Life 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (DSP) (163357); Spotlight on Nature Dies (163580); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels (158987)


· Basic White 8 ½” x 5 ½”; 2” square

· Berry Burst: 2 ½” square

· Full of Life: (2) ½” x 5 ½”

Instructions :

1. Fold Basic White carstock in half and crease to create card base.

2. Ink ‘hello’ phrase using Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green and Azure Afternoon ink and stamp randomly over card base.

3. Ink ‘hello’ phrase using Azure afternoon ink and stamp onto Basic White square. Die-cut using Spotlight on Nature circle die.

4. Die-cut Berry Burst circle. Adhere under ‘hello’ circle.

5. Adhere 2 Full of Life paper strips to card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

6. Attach circle phrase to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

7. Add 3 Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels to complete card. 


Spotlight on Nature Bundle

Spotlight on Nature 1


Spotlight on Nature Bundle, page 69 AC ~ additional 10% off in June


· Stamp Set: Spotlight on Nature (163579)

· Spotlight on Nature Bundle (163581) *10% Discount with purchase of the bundle

· Lost Lagoon Cardstock (133679)

· Basic White (159276)

· Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper (163303)

· Ink: Lost Lagoon (161678)

· Blooming Pearls (162238)

· Spotlight on Nature Dies (163580)

· Stampin’ Dimensionals (104330)


· Lost Lagoon Cardstock 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼” and 2 1/8”; 4” x 4”

· Basic White 5 ¼” x 4”; 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”

· Thoughtful Journey DSP 2 pieces 5 ¼” x 1 7/8”


· Cut and fold the Lost Lagoon Card Base. Fold the 4 ¼” score line and the turn the 2 1/8” score line back on itself.

· Stamp the leaves on the Basic White 5 ¼” x 4” in Lost Lagoon Ink on the right side. Adhere this to the inside of the card.

· Adhere the two pieces of Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper to the front and inside piece (see pictures)

· Stamp the large flower in Lost Lagoon ink on the Basic White piece 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”. Also stamp the Thanks sentiment in Lost Lagoon ink. Cut out using the 2nd to largest die. I used the one with the 3 points (flower)

· Cut out Lost Lagoon 4” x 4” using the largest die – the one with the lines.

· Adhere the flower piece to the Lost Lagoon piece and to the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Be sure and only put the dimensionals on the left side

· Add the Blooming Pearls to the front







Friday's Quick & Easy In Color Card using Layers of Beauty BUNDLE

Layers of Beauty Quick  Easy In-Color Card


Layers of Beauty Card


1. Cut Thick Basic White 5 ½” x 8 ½”. Score at 4 ¼” on the long side and fold for card base.

2. Cut a strip of Peach Pie, Pretty in Pink, and Petunia Pop (one each) 1 3/8” x 3 ½”. Line these up, side by side on scrap paper and stamp with the large floral stamp in Gray Granite ink. Attach to card front leaving a small space between each strip.

3. Cut a strip of Petunia Pop Glimmer paper ½” x 4” and a piece of Basic White ½” x 3 ½”. Stamp sentiment on the Basic White strip in Gray Granite Ink.

4. Adhere the white strip to the glimmer strip and attach to card front with Dimensionals.

5. Embellish with In-Color Resin Dots.

6. Remember to stamp the inside of your card and a coordinating envelope while you have your supplies out.

Product List

· Layers Of Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set  (BUNDLE) (page 57 AC)

· Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock [159229]

· Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock [159229]

· Peach Pie 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [163799]

· Pretty In Pink 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [163793]

· Petunia Pop 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [163801]

· 2024–2026 In Color™ Glimmer 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper [163771]

· Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad [147118]

· 2024 2026 In Color™ Resin Dots [163389]


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!



Loveliest Tree Bundle

I am sure that many of you remember (or have tucked away in a cupboard) the stamp set, LOVELY AS A TREE (127793).  The stamp set was retired a number of years ago (anyone have the date?).  On page 71 in the new annual catalog you will find the LOVELIEST TREE stamp set (163714) featuring a single large tree and four sentiments.  The bundle (163716) includes a set of seven dies including the one for the tree itself.  This set is wonderful for all occasion cards and in this case a lovely sympathy card.

Loveliest Tree 1


  • Stamp Sets:  Loveliest Tree (163714)
  • Cardstock:  Old Olive (100702); Pecan Pie (161717); Basic White (159276)
  • Stamp Pads: Old Olive (147090)
  • Misc:  Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper (163303); Pecan Pie ½” Bordered Ribbon; Adhesive-Backed sparkle Gems (161288); Tear & Tape Adhesive154031)


  • Old Olive Cardstock 11” x 4 ¼;
  • Pecan Pie Cardstock 3 5/8” x 3 5/8”
  • Basic White 3 ½” x 3 ½”; 4” x 4”
  • Thoughtful Journey 4” x 4”; 4” x 1”


  • Score the Old Olive card base at 5 ½” and 6 ½” on the 11” side.
  • Stamp the tree in Old Olive ink on the Basic White 3 ½” x 3 ½”.
  • Also stamp the sentiment on the Basic White.
  • Adhere the Basic White tree to the Pecan Pie and then to the Thoughtful Journey DSP. 
  • Adhere the Thoughtful Journey DSP 4” x 1” to the front in the left 1 ¼” section.  Tie the ribbon around this section.
  • Once the ribbon is in place, use Tear & Tape to adhere the 1 ¼” section to the inside of the card
  • Adhere the focal piece to the front right section of the card.
  • Stamp the leaves in Old Olive on the Basic White 4” x 4” piece.
  • Adhere the Basic White 4” x 4” to the inside of the card.

Add the Adhesive-Backed Sparkle gems to the front (I used the gold ones).

Latte Love One Sheet Wonder


Coffee 1If you enjoy coffee, then the Latte Love Bundle is for you. Fifteen photopolymer stamps of cups, spoons, and beautiful artwork that your barista would design on your coffee. Along with that 20 dies to build your own cup of coffee pot. This set can be found in our Online Exclusives.


Latte Love Bundle: (163461)

Ink: Memento Black (132708), (Pecan Pie (161665), Petal Pink (147108), Calypso Coral (147101), Lemon Lolly (161666), Lost Lagoon (161678).

Paper with measurements: Basic White Thick (159229) 8 ½ X 5 1/2, Basic White (159276) 4 X 5 1/4, Pecan Pie 8 ½ X 5 ½ sc 4 1/4, 8 ½ X 5 1/2 sc 4 1/4, 3 ¾ X 5, 

Petal Pink (146985) 4 ¼ X 11 sc 5 ½, 4 X 5 ¼, 3 ¾ X 5, 4 X 5, 3 ¾ X 4 1/2, scraps, A Little Latte Designer Series Paper (1643453) cut according to template.

Accessories: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (150673), Paper Trimmer (152392), Paper Snips (103579), Bone Folder (102300), Multipurpose Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Bakers Twine Essentials Pack (155475).

Coffee Template


1. Cut the 12 X 12 Designer Series Paper according to template.

2. Adhere pieces according to the pictures or do your own designing. This will create a group of 11 pictures.



Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Handmade cards are a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your greetings and special occasions, like Mother's Day.  Whether your Mom is still with you or if she has made her home in heaven we all celebrate this special day with wonderful memories of our times together.  Actually, I am the oldest of four and I have always secretly smiled to myself that I got to spend more time with Mom than Judy, Sarah or Brad!  Isn't that silly ~ but true!  Have a wonderful day and continue to spread joy with those handmade cards.  Hugs, se

Team Swap Cards!


Marion's card
Card using COUNTRY FLOWERS by Marion Swaim
Margaret's card
Card using the LAYERED FLORALS embossing folder by Margaret Spencer
Claire's card
Card using SEASIDE WISHES by Claire Haislip
Geri's card
Card created with the masks in the LAYERS OF BEAUTY bundle by Geri Foster
Kathy Winter's card
Gift Card holder created by Kathy Winter using the ATTENTION SHOPPERS bundle

Layered Florals Thank You Card

There are so many ways to use the Layered Florals 3D embossing folder! Each beautiful flower in this folder will add depth and movement to any card, scrapbook page, gift tag, or other paper craft.

Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder
#162935, $11, p 65 Mini Catty

Here’s an easy card idea using this folder and your Stampin’ Blends to create a real standout feature.  This folder has been very popular ~ so popular that it is being carried over into the new annual catalog.  And, speaking of the new catty ~ it is being delivered to my stamping friends as we speak.  I have had a number of messages in the last three days that it has arrived!  Yours is on its way!  (If you don't receive it soon, please let me know as I will have one for you!)

Layered Florals Card


Stamp set: Earthen Textures (161504)

Ink: Tahitian Tide (159210)

Stampin’ Blends: Tahitian Tide (159221); Parakeet Party (159220); Daffodil Delight (154883)

Paper and cutting dimensions:

Basic White: 8 ½” x 5 ½”; 3 ¾” x 5”; 5” x ½”

Tahitian Tide: 5 ¼” x 4”

Misc: Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder (162935); Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine; Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels (158987); Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (141897)


1. Fold Basic White cardstock in half and score to create card base.

2. Adhere Tahitian Tide layer to card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

3. Dry emboss Basic White layer using Layered Florals 3D embossing folder.
(insert Layered Florals Embossed1)

4. Color one flower using Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

5. Brush Ink of Stella over center of flower (colored with Daffodil Delight blends).
(insert Layered Florals Coloring2)

6. Adhere embossed layer to card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

7. Ink phrase using Tahitian Tide ink and stamp onto Basic White strip. Adhere to card front.

8. Using Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blend, color 2 Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels. Add Jewels to card front to complete card.