Love What You Do Thank You Tags

Today’s project is another project made with the Love What You Do stamp set!  (Can you tell it was my favorite of the three sets I received for OnStage?)  This time it’s a set of three Thank You tags!  Each tag features a different floral stem from the stamp set, as well as a different 2017-2019 In Color.  Each floral image is framed in a scalloped oval of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and was cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The floral images and sentiments were stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink, and the flowers were colored using an Aqua Painter.  The flowers were colored in the same color ink as the ribbon used on each tag.  The three colors that were used are Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, and Berry Burst.

The finished size of each tag is 2 x 4-7/8 inches.  The top of each tag was punched with the Scalloped Tag Punch.  (Using the punch takes about 1/2 inch off of the cardstock, so you need to add another 1/2 inch to the length before punching it!)  The bottom corners were rounded using the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board.

Each tag is finished with a silver brad, which will be available in an assortment of brads when the new catalog becomes available in June.  The ribbon is all 1/2 inch Finely Woven Ribbon, in either Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, or Berry Burst, to match the color used on the flowers.  And there’s a little bit of Wink of Stella on each flower to give a little extra shimmer and shine!

The base of each tag is Sahara Sand card stock, and each framed floral image was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the tags a little height and texture!

Tomorrow, I will be sharing information on how you can get this stamp set as part of the Share What You Love Suite Early Release, starting May 1st!  There will be three exclusive bundles which feature this stamp set, with each bundle including at least one FREE GIFT!  There will also be a special offer on the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors!  Please be sure to check back tomorrow for all the details on this exciting promotion!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!



Copper Tea Tin and Mini Note Card Set

My project today features items from a NEW suite of products called the Tea Room Suite!  All products in this suite will be available starting June 1st when the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes live.  For this project, I used four products from the suite: Copper Tea Tins, Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers, Tea Room Ribbon, and Spot of Tea Framelits Dies.  There is also a coordinating stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and a Memories and More Card Pack in the suite!

For this project, I decided to keep it simple and do a coordinating set of three mini notecards with envelopes.  The tins measure 3-3/4 x 3-5/8 x 2-1/4 inches in size, making them the perfect size for holding 3 x 3 inch note cards and envelopes!

I wrapped the tin with a piece of Vellum, and then wrapped a piece of the Tea Room Ribbon around it as well.  I cut a doily from Fresh Fig cardstock using the Spot of Tea Framlits Dies and my Big Shot, then applied one of the stickers from the Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers.  I cut a 1-1/2 inch circle from the vellum as well, then applied the butterfly sticker.

Inside the tin are three mini notecards.  I used sentiments from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set for each card!  I used the same ribbon as on the outside of the tin, and used both of the doily dies from the Spot of Tea Framelits, one in Fresh Fig and the other in Whisper White.  I LOVE mini note cards, as they are the perfect size to tuck into gift bags, lunchboxes, or coworkers mail boxes!  You can also punch a small hole in the corner, thread some ribbon or twine through the hole, and use as a gift tag.  I kept all three cards exactly the same except for the sentiment and the sticker on the envelope:

I really love the combination of Fresh Fig and Copper.  I think it’s a really pretty color combination!

All of the items from the Tea Room Suite will be available June 1st.  When you receive your new catalog, you can find the suite on pages 14 and 15.  Need a demonstrator?  I would love to help you with whatever you need!  Please feel free to contact me anytime, or visit my online store to shop!

Although most of the products used on this project are not available just yet, there are still lots of fantastic products available NOW! Click the image below to shop current products, and don’t forget to check out the last chance products section!  All products in there are retiring, and are only available until May 31st or while supplies last.  Some products have started selling out already, so be sure to stock up on your retiring favorites before they are gone for good!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day!



Sitting Pretty Bulldog Birthday Card

Today’s card was made with the new Sitting Pretty stamp set, available June 1st in the NEW Annual Catalog!  This card features a cute little bulldog with a bow tie, party hat, and a balloon.  The colors and patterns of this card make it a perfect masculine birthday card!  The bulldog was made with two step stamping stamps.  The outline of the bulldog is one stamp, and the light brown coloring is the second stamp.  You can see both stamps in the full stamp set below:

I combined this set with Wood Textures and True Gentleman Designer Series Papers; the Perennial Birthday and Bird Banter stamp sets; and Night Of Navy 3/8″ (1 Cm) Corduroy Ribbon and Regals Enamel Shapes.  The balloon and party hat were also colored with Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.

Some elements of this card were also popped up with Dimensionals to give a little added height and texture!


Measurements for this card are as follows:

Crumb Cake card base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Wood Textures DSP layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Early Espresso Layer:  3 x 4-1/4 inches

Very Vanilla top layer:  2-7/8 x 4-1/8 inches

Very Vanilla banner piece cut from scraps


The stamp set and Wood Textures DSP will be available in the new Annual Catalog. However, the True Gentleman DSP, Regals Enamel Shapes, Bird Banter stamp set, and Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon are retiring May 31st!  Be sure to stock up on these products while they are still available!  You can shop retiring products HERE.

Here’s a close up of the bulldog.  I think he’s so cute with his little bow tie and party hat!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks for checking in!



My OnStage Display Board in Hartford, CT

Today I am sharing my display board from OnStage!  I was sent a box of new product in February and asked to create 15-20 projects to display this past weekend in Hartford.  I had originally planned to make everything coordinate, but then I decided to go the opposite route, and use lots of different colors and patterns instead!  I made sure to make a variety of projects, including card fronts, mini note cards, tags, a banner, a scrapbook page, and even a couple of 3D items.  I’m very happy with how it came out, and I will be sharing each in more detail here on my blog and on my Facebook page over the next couple of weeks!

The three stamp sets I was sent to make my projects are called Sitting Pretty, Love What You Do, and Lined Alphabet.  All of these sets will be available in the NEW Annual Catalog on June 1st!  Love What You Do will actually be available a month EARLY as an early release item (more details to come on that!)  Here’s a closer look at the three sets I was sent:

Sitting Pretty


Love What You Do


Lined Alphabet


These are only a few of the amazing new sets that will be available starting June 1st!   Thanks for stopping by today and please be sure to check back tomorrow for the first project that I will be sharing from my board!  🙂

Have a great day!



Getting Ready for OnStage in Hartford, CT

So you may have noticed that over the last week or so, I have not had very many of my own projects to share with you.  I’ve been sharing a lot of announcements and stock photos from Stampin’ Up! instead.  There is actually a pretty good reason for that!  The truth is, I really HAVE been creating many new projects…I just can’t share them with you yet.  Why?  Because I am using BRAND NEW product that hasn’t been released yet, and I can’t show ANY of it until sometime next week!  The reason for this is because I was chosen to be a Display Board stamper at Stampin’ Up’s OnStage event this coming weekend in Hartford, CT.  I am super excited and very honored to have been chosen!

OnStage is a convention type event that Stampin’ Up! holds twice per year for demonstrators.  It’s an event where demonstrators get to meet new people, create lots of fun projects, and see new catalogs!  We also win prizes, get lunch, and have tons of fun!  For each event, Stampin’ Up! asks demonstrators to apply to be Display Board Stampers.  The demonstrators that are chosen receive new product, and make projects with it that are displayed throughout the event!  A few months ago, when I applied, I had to submit six samples of my work to Stampin’ Up: three card fronts, two 3-D items, and a 12 x 12 inch scrapbook page.  I collected all of my sample images and created a dedicated Pinterest Board, so that they were all in one spot for Stampin’ Up! to check them out.  (If you would like to see the board with my submission samples, please click HERE.)  A little while after applying, I received an email that I had been chosen!  I then was sworn to secrecy (legally and everything – no joke!), and in early February, they sent me a box of new product from the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  I was asked to create 15-20 projects with what they sent me.  I just finished my last sample YESTERDAY.  This coming Saturday,  I will be given a spot on the display boards at the event in Hartford, CT to display my projects.  I’m excited, but also a little nervous too!

So honestly, I haven’t been slacking!  I just have been working on things I can’t show you yet.  But I CAN tell you, I think you’re really going to like what’s in the new catalog!  There’s some beautiful new products in there…and that’s pretty much all I can say right now!  🙂

So stay tuned for lots of new projects coming soon!   In the meantime, I’ll try to sneak in a few more projects with current product too (if I can get some done before Saturday)!

Thanks so much for checking in today!  See you again soon!