Guest Artist: Janie Knarr


This gorgeous card was created by one of my stamp club friends, Janie Knarr, who brought it to me last Thursday evening.  She used the TRANSLUCENT FLORALS BUNDLE on page 56 in Stampin' Up's September Mini Catalog.  

JANIE'S INSIDEThis is the inside of Janie's card ~ as pretty as the outside AND she perforated the piece on the right hand side so that it can easily be 'torn' off and used as a bookmark!  You can find the clever tool that she used to do that on page 145 in the annual catalog.  It is number 9 on that page ~ TAKE YOUR PICK CRAFTER TIPS and includes a hobby blade, pick tip and rotary perforating tip!  Thank you so much for sharing Janie ~ love the details and colors of your card!

Guest Artist: Linda Manning

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You know that I love the ZOO CREW SUITE on pages 46 & 47 in the annual catalog.  Obviously, Linda does too!  She created this darling card (yes, it does fit in our regular envelopes) using the darling dancers from the Zoo Crew dancing designer series paper (161304, $12.50).  She describes this as a HEXAGON POP-UP CARD and found a video on YouTube to learn how to make it.  Here is the same card ~ from the top!

IMG_0116Thanks so much for sharing Linda!  And, if you like this and want to make your own ~ google it!

Coffee with Friends Angled Card


You can find this stamp set on page 105 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  It was designed by Sandi Rule, a Million Sales Achiever.  I don't drink coffee but I love the card!  I would have to change the title to Tea with Friends!  Enjoy this easy technique!

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Stamp set: Coffee with Friends (161389)

Paper: Azure Afternoon Cardstock (161719); Basic White Cardstock (159276)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (132708)

Accessories: Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper (161449); Stylish Shapes Dies (159183); Tinsel Gems Four-Pack (161623); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Azure Afternoon Blends (161672); Bubble Bath Blends (161675); Wild Wheat Blends (161661)


Azure Afternoon Card Base 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”; 4 pieces 5” x ¼”

Basic White Cardstock 5 ¼” x 4” 2 pieces; 2” x 2”; small scrap for sentiment

Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper 2 pieces 3” x 3”; 2 pieces 3 ¾ x 3”


· Cut the next to the largest Stylish Shapes Dies Square in Basic White.

· Stamp the girl with the coffee cup on the above piece making it a diamond. Color her using the Azure Afternoon Blends, Bubble Bath Blends and Wild Wheat Blends.

· Adhere it to the center of the Basic White piece 5 ¼” x 4” with adhesive.

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· Adhere one of the 5” x ¼” pieces of Azure Afternoon. Butt it up to the square – it will go off the end of the paper – that’s okay – you’ll be cutting it off. 

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· Do the same with the other three pieces, butting each one up to the previous one 

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· Turn over the piece and cut off the excess strips

· Add the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper to the white. You will notice two opposite sides are smaller and use the 3” x 3” on those and the larger ones on the other two “squares” 

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· Turn it over the cut off the excess 

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· Adhere this to the Azure Afternoon card base

· Add the Tinsel Gems

· Stamp the coffee/croissants to the Basic White 5 ¼” x 4” in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and adhere to the inside of the card.

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Cutest Birds Ever!


You can find the BIRDS EYE VIEW stamp set (161436) on page 48 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  There are 11 photopolymer stamps ~ great for some fun bird stamping or back to school cards for kids!



IMG_9961 The Designer Series Paper is INKED BOTANICALS 6" x 6" (161157) on page 131.

Blossom Wishes Kit, $13


This kit includes: 

  • Enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs
  • 8 coordinating envelopes.
  • Embossed card bases, printed die cuts, vellum blossoms, adhesive, and embellishments.
  • Precut sentiments in Dutch, English, French, and German.
  • Finished card size: 8-1/2" x 3-1/2" (21.6 x 8.9 cm), 6-1/4" x 3-1/4" (15.9 x 8.3 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Lemon Lolly, Orchid Oasis, Petal Pink, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Wild Wheat
  • Order number 162431.  The kit is $13.00.




Darling Details Bundle +


This picture is from the annual catalog on the top of page 68 where you can find the stamp set and dies ~ the DARLING DETAILS BUNDLE.  I have two swap cards using this bundle and I wanted to share with you the way I used one of them to decorate a birthday gift for my sister-in-law, Laura.

IMG_9827Love the dies that make the frames for these cards!


IMG_9828The ribbon on my package is on page 143 in the catalog ~ 3/8" SHEER RIBBON COMBO PACK and comes in Azure Afternoon, Bubble Bath and Lemon Lolly ~ all in the same package!