Category Archives: More Friend Cards

This Clean and Simple Little Piggy Makes Me Happy

By | June 13, 2017

Hog Wild for this Clean and Simple Stamp Set It was Number One on my list after my first peek in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog. The adorable little piggies in This Little Piggy, with their various poses and adorable greetings, make me smile. Anyone receiving a card created with these images will do the came. Take a look.   Options… Read More »

Add Color by Watercoloring with Pencils and Blender Pens

By | April 24, 2017

Watercoloring with pencils and blender pens is one of my favorite ways to add color to outline stamps. The results are magical, bringing out the artist in those of us who think we have no artistic talents. It’s also the solution for crafters and stampers who don’t have a huge stash of ink colors. The Stampin’ Up! set… Read More »

High Tide Inspiration

By | February 13, 2017

  The Occasions Catalog has page after page of projects to fancy. High Tide, a 16-piece set, includes four inspirational sentiments that pair nicely with lighthouse, seagulls, sand and sea images. Also pairing nicely with the nautical look is Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper and Burlap Ribbon. Just Stamp Tips Color Combination: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand and Real… Read More »

Love You More Tie Dyed Valentine

By | January 27, 2017

Tie Dyed in the Occasions Catalog is one of those sets that can easily get skipped over. It’s deep in the catalog, page 31 , and it doesn’t scream with any particular theme. But it’s a great resource for any occasion. Today’s Love You More card is the perfect card for a spouse, son or daughter, mother or  father,… Read More »

Awesomely Artistic for a Fall Celebration

By | September 6, 2016

Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler + Awesomely Artistic = FALL So long summer. Boo hoo. With the passing of Labor Day, summer is unofficially over. True, it’s a couple more weeks on the calendar before fall, but the crisp mornings and slightly cooler temperatures mean fall to me. Although I hate to say good-bye… Read More »

Thoughtful Branches (and More) … Coming Aug. 2!

By | July 17, 2016

  Kind Sentiments, Beautiful Fonts and Massive Blooms Everything about the images in the limited-time Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and Thinlits bundle makes it special. The name suggests it’s all about trees, but amazingly the tree crown can transform into one of my favorite blooms in the garden: the hydrangea. The set includes accessorizing stamps and the sentiments that express kindess… Read More »

Hello Cards with New Badges & Banners Bundle

By | July 7, 2016

Life is just better with bundles, right? Creating one-of-a-kind hand-made cards that most recipients will treasure is easy with a versatile stamp set and coordinating cutting tool. On its own, the new Badges & Banners 7-piece set on page 89 of the catalog  is a great stamp set. But when paired with the meh! Best Badge Punch, it’s D-Y-N-A-M-I-T-E!… Read More »

How To Watercolor Easy, Adorable Card Sets

By | June 30, 2016

Sweet Card Set and Gift Box with Bella & Friends The adorable new canine set Bella & Friends returns rubberstamping to the basics: stamps, paper and ink. As beginners, that’s all we need to create cards. The images in this 11-piece set require the addition of just one tool to watercolor and voila! A cheerful project is ready for gifting in just a few minutes. Just… Read More »

How To Stamp a Hello Card for a Friend

By | June 6, 2016

Pineapple Stamp is Perfect for One Layer Cards Buongiorno! I’m still enjoying the Italian Riviera in Rapallo. Just like home, vibrant fruity images abound as we stroll the alleys and shops. I’m reminded of SU!’s new huge pineapple background stamp. The scrumptious fruit and American symbol of friendship and hospitality is the focus of today’s simple one-layer card. The huge pineapple stamp is… Read More »

New Catalog is Here!

By | June 1, 2016

Finally! After a month of studying the new annual catalog, the day to begin purchasing the items on my 3-page wish list has come. I have already received some of my favorites thanks to the “pre-order purchase” opportunity for SU! demonstrators, but today I’ll click submit on some of my other top favorites. Here’s a look at a project using… Read More »