Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Hello there! I have some fun Father's Day projects to share today. We have several Suites & bundles which make it really easy to create some amazing projects for the special men in your life!

The True Gentleman Suite features the Truly Tailored stamp set and coordinating Tailored Tag Punch, which you can buy as a bundle and save 10%!

We also have the Bubble Over Bundle which features the Bottles & Bubbles stamp set & coordinating Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, again saving you 10% if you buy them together.

And finally there's the Apron of Love Bundle. It features the Apron of Love stamp set and coordinating Apron Builder Framelits. You save 10% on this bundle as well.

This card was made with the Truly Tailored stamp set and Bow Builder Punch. Unfortunately they are both retiring, but there's still time to get them before they're gone for good! The punch works perfectly with this suite for creating the adorable bow tie. Make sure to attend Coffee Break on Saturday morning and be able to make some of these for the special guys in your life!

I made this cute little favor with an empty embellishments container. I added a Night of Navy circle and punched a piece of True Gentleman DSP with the Starburst Punch. I layered them and attached them to the lid with Glue Dots.

I took a piece of Burlap Ribbon, looped the ends and staples them. I attached it to the DSP with Tear & Tape. I stamped the sentiment with Night of Navy ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I then attached the tag to the burlap with stacked Dimensionals. I tucked a piece of folded Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon underneath with Mini Dimensionals.

You could fill the container with cash or a small treat for a beautifully coordinated gift & card. Unfortunately the True Gentleman DSP is gone, but you could use the coordinating True Gentleman Cardstock Pack and stamp on it to make your own DSP.

Here's a super quick & simple idea for a 3" x 3" card.

You could use the card as is or punch a hole in the corner and attach it to a gift bag handle with baker's twine. Or even better, to a 6-pack of Rolling Rock, as the colors coordinate perfectly:)

And speaking of beer...the Bubble Over Bundle works perfectly to accompany his favorite beer or pop! You can customize the bottle in the colors of their favorite drink:)

Here's a card we made during Sale-A-Bration. The DSP is retired, but you could easily substitute another design.

Here's another fun idea:)

Another idea using a Window Sheet for the card base!

Again, just substitute the DSP for something you already have.

This card was made with the Apron of Love Bundle. I used Basic Black Cardstock and cut the apron out with the Apron Builder Framelits. I made the red gingham by stamping the Diagonal Background Stamp with Real Red ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, rotating the cardstock the second time to create the checkered design.

We made this fun Card in a Box at TNT! a couple of months ago and would work great for Father's Day!

The Picnic Basket Builder Framelits worked perfectly for the flames. They are retiring at the end of May as well, so you better get them while you can if you want to make this fun design.

Maybe your guy needs a new grill and you were thinking of getting him one for Father's Day. You could tuck a Lowe's gift card inside and give him a perfectly coordinated gift!

This was a hard post to write today. It will be the first Father's Day without my dad. He truly was the King of the Grill and when I first saw the Apron of Love Bundle in the Occasions Catalog, I had planned on making something like this for him. He needed a new grill too so I was going to see if my brothers & sisters would want to go in on one for him. He would have really gotten a kick out of this:) I'm so thankful that I still have many amazing men in my life to celebrate:)

If you're wanting to make any of these projects I shared today, you'll want to order these products soon! The Tailored Tag Punch will carry over, but everything else in the True Gentleman Suite will be retiring at the end of the month, except for the True Gentleman Buttons. Thankfully the Bubble Over and Apron of Love Bundles will be carrying over, but the stamp sets and framelits will be priced separately, so if you want to save 10%, you'll need to order them by May 31st! Thanks so much for stopping by today:)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Hello there! As a demonstrator I was able to preorder the Rooted in Nature Bundle a month early and have some ideas to share at my BINGO!/New Catalog Launch in a couple of weeks. It's part of the gorgeous Nature's Poem Suite which will be in the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

 I was able to order the Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature's Roots Framelits, Nature's Poem DSP, Nature's Twine & Leaves Trinkets. I sometimes struggle with making cards for guys and this suite makes it easy to create beautiful cards for them, as well as for women.

The Wood Textures DSP Stack and legendary Lovely As a Tree stamp set coordinate beautifully with this suite as well.

I hope you'll be at the BINGO! event on June 2nd, as this suite will be one of the prizes you can win!

Here's a card I designed using a Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss & Tranquil Tide color scheme.

The Tree Rings Background Stamp also coordinates with this suite perfectly. I love the versatility of this bundle! This card would work for both masculine & feminine recipients.

I was able to whip this little treat box up in about 10 minutes using the Envelope Punch Board and tutorial we learned at TNT! last week. I used the new In Color Grapefruit Grove Cardstock for the box and covered it with Nature's Poem DSP.

I made the tag from Crumb Cake Cardstock & ink and used the coordinating Nature's Roots Framelits to cut it out. The Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Leaves Trinkets and Nature's Twine made it a snap to coordinate this little treat box quickly!

I need a masculine sympathy card and this came together quickly using the same template as one of the Make & Takes we made at On Stage in Vegas last month.

Again, I love the neutrality of this suite, as this card would have worked just as well for a woman.

Here's another quick & easy sample, featuring the Nature's Roots Framelits.

I love the embossing dies included in this set. They add extra depth to the Mint Macaron leaf and subtle texture to the background.

This was another box we made at TNT! using the Envelope Punch Board. This time we made it a little bigger and had it lay flat instead of standing up. So fun to be able to custom create boxes for whatever size you need! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 21, 2018


Hello there! Coffee break is this Saturday, May 26 from 11-1 at the Stampin' Pad. This will be the last chance to make several of these cards as they feature retiring products. If you want to make any of these cards, this is your last chance:)

Please let me know if you plan to attend on Saturday so I can have a fun little treat for you! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Sunday, May 20, 2018


Hello there! The Coffee Break Suite has been one of my favorites in this catalog, as you may have gathered from all the Starbucks cups:) I'm so glad it carried over into the new catalog! But I'm going to miss the Coffee Break's still available which really surprises me.

Our demonstrator magazine Stampin' Success had this adorable banner in it so I had to CASE it for these boards:)

Actually I could use a Starbucks right about now! Our praise band played for both services today and I had to get up at 5am...way too early for a Sunday!

I used the Coffee Break DSP for this card, along with the woodgrain pattern from the brand new Nature's Poem DSP.

Sorry this is so blurry...batteries died:( But you can see, sorta, that this suite works well for birthdays too:)

I CASED this adorable mini coffee cup treat holder from Angie Juda at ChicknScratch.

Isn't it just about the most adorable thing you've ever seen?

I wasn't sure what kind of color scheme I'd come up with once the Coffee Break DSP is gone, but the SU! artists cam up with a good one using the brand new colors Pineapple Punch, Petal Pink & Grapefruit Grove with Soft Suede.

I hope you'll join me at Coffee Break on Saturday and see these fun displays up close. Also, remember today is the last day to sign up for BINGO! which will be held Saturday, June 2nd at 11:00 at the Stampin' Pad! The cost is $35 and your fee includes a Goodie Bag, Make & Takes, snacks and brand new catalog. We'll play 9 rounds of BINGO and all the prizes will be brand new product from the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. The Grand Prize will be valued at over $100! Everyone will be guaranteed to win a prize!Don't miss out on this fun event and chance to play with brand new products and go home with some great prizes! Thanks so much for stopping by:)