Marbled Background Guy Birthday Card

Using the Marbled Background makes guy cards in a snap!  This new addition to the Annual Catalog caught my eye the first time I paged through the catalog.  Whether you use it with one color or many it makes a unique background every time.

marbled background happy birthday

I will add that another essential to using this Marbled Background is our Stampin' Scrub.  You'll want a fresh stamp when you change colors to get a background like you see here.  For this background I wanted both colors (Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist) to pop!  First I stamped with the Lemon Lime Twist then cleaned off the stamp.

Next I stamped with the Dapper Denim – but here's the trick!  When I stamped with the Lemon Lime Twist I placed the card front near the upper left corner of the stamp.  The

2017-07-10T08:09:05+00:00 July 10th, 2017|BIRTHDAY, Cards, GUY|0 Comments

New Class! Card Buffet Coming in January

Card Buffet is coming this January!  This is the first in a series of posts about my new classes beginning in January.  Card Buffet will be offered live twice a month.  If you are looking to join in the fun, but live too far away – stay tuned.  I will announce many virtual opportunities for you in January.

This is just one of the five card designs that will be offered at Card Buffet in January.  At class variations will be offered with different papers from the Cupcakes and Carousels pack as well as the Baker's Twine bow.

This card uses one of my favorite stamps in the Annual Catalog – Stylized Birthday!  If you'd like to see my other Favorite Stamps you can check that out here.

I am having such a great time playing with all the new

2016-12-22T09:07:25+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|BIRTHDAY, Cards, Local Classes|0 Comments

Easy Guy Card with Happy Celebrations

Looking for help making an easy guy card?  The all new Happy Celebrations stamp set and coordinating embossing folders give you great options!

easy guy card

One of the fabulous features of the Celebrations Duo embossing folders is that they deboss your card.   The “happy” has the added bonus of embossing the thin “happy” inside the blocky debossed word.

QUICK NOTE:  This card also features the new Urban Underground Embellishments.  I love all the shapes – they will be perfect for making an easy guy card.

For the inside of this card I used the cute birthday greeting from Better Together and then tied into the blue and gray with a strip of Flourish Washi Tape.

Click on a picture to shop at My Stampin'

2016-12-20T11:36:53+00:00 December 20th, 2016|BIRTHDAY, Cards, GUY|0 Comments

Pop and Twist Card Tutorial

Happy Saturday – thought this was a great time to share my Pop and Twist Card Tutorial with you!  This was one of the projects at our last Online Workshop.  We will be getting together at our next Online Workshop on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00PM ET.  You will be able to watch it from Facebook, but I'm trying out some new technology so stay tuned for where to find the link to the event.  Be sure to like my Facebook page to keep up with the latest on this event.

pop and twist card tutorial

Lot's of steps and lots of pieces put this card together.  If you'd like a printout of all this information Join My Email List as I'm including this listing with my next email going out Tuesday, November 1 at 1PM ET.  For today (and whenever

2016-11-29T18:13:36+00:00 October 29th, 2016|BIRTHDAY, Cards, Videos|0 Comments

Quick and Easy DIY Birthday Card


Stylized Birthday is one of my favorite stamps in the new catalog. You can see more of my favorite stamps in THIS POST.

The new Peekaboo Peach pairs well with Melon Mambo to make this great summer birthday card. If you want to see more of my recent birthday ideas you can look at all my birthday blog posts.

Don't you just love the new Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper? All you need is a little ink and a way to transfer it – like our new Sponge Brayer set. You can watch the video below of how to make this card and see how fun it is. If you can't see the preview screen below you can click on THIS LINK to pop over to the video.


2016-11-29T18:13:43+00:00 August 31st, 2016|BIRTHDAY, Cards, Videos|0 Comments

Happy Birthday Watercolor Words


Happy Birthday with Watercolor Words was a hit at this month's card classes!  This was one of four cards we made at a recent card class.  We have a full June schedule ahead.  If you live local to Trumbull, CT (06611) you'll want to check out my upcoming events!  This month will feature:

You can check out the details of all these classes by clicking on the event above or see the whole month on My Events Page.


2016-11-29T18:13:52+00:00 May 29th, 2016|BIRTHDAY, Cards|0 Comments

Make a DIY Greeting Card Using New and Old


Make a DIY greeting card using new and old Stampin' Up! products.  The “old” in this project is the Delightful Dots Embossing Folder.  The in this project is the Playful Palette Paper Stack.  Returning to the catalog is the lovely Watercolor Wonder stamp set.

My inspiration for this card is the Mojo Monday Sketch.  I love using a sketch to get the week off to a great start.


QUICK TIP:  Use paper snips and multi-purpose glue to attach a scrap of coordinating designer series paper to the flap of your envelope.


Would you like a chance to get a sample of all the new papers, ribbons and accessories in the Annual Catalog?  If the answer is “yes” or “maybe” then leave a comment below or reply to the email depending on

2016-11-29T18:14:05+00:00 May 9th, 2016|BIRTHDAY, Cards|0 Comments

The Stampin’ Up! Unbundle Secret

botanical blooms, linda bartolucci

Have you heard about the Stampin' Up! UnBundle Secret?  The past few years Stampin' Up! has bundled coordinating products and offered a 15% discount when you purchased the bundle.  In the all-new Annual Catalog (starting June 1) the current bundles will no longer be offered AND the new bundles will only have a 10% discount.  Check out the all the retiring bundles and get your 15% before it's gone!  All of the retiring bundles are compiled on this page to make shopping easy.

For today's card I used the Petite Pairs, Botanical Garden DSP, Regal and Neutral Dots, and the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch – All of these are retiring:(  Lucky for us the Botanical Blooms Stamps and Botanical Builder Framelits will be in the next catalog.  As mentioned above – they will no longer be bundled with

2016-11-29T18:14:06+00:00 May 6th, 2016|BIRTHDAY, Cards|0 Comments

Birthday Bouquet Clean and Simple DIY Birthday Card


Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper will be gone soon – this Clean and Simple DIY Birthday Card uses just a few scraps!  Copy this pattern and make your own squares card.  Don't miss out on these retiring products – the list of available products gets smaller everyday.  Check the image below and shop today!


The cute button in the center is on the Retiring Products list too:(  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST – be sure to look at far right column.  If it has an X then the product is no longer available.  Please note that as of the writing of this post the ribbon pictured is no longer available.  All other retiring items can still be purchased at my Online Store.


At our

2016-11-29T18:14:06+00:00 May 5th, 2016|BIRTHDAY, Cards|0 Comments
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