Category Archives: All About Stamping

A Set of All Occasion Cards – Fast & Giftable

I like to give sets of cards at different times: birthdays, loss of a loved one, new baby, wedding and as a thank you. As an avid card maker I usually have more cards to send than I am able … Continue reading

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Gift Coordination Bliss

This. This is what I love about papercrafting with Stampin’ Up! Coordination of products down to the minutest of details. Having paper, ink, stamp sets, dies, and embellishments that all go together in an infinite number of ways is what … Continue reading

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Inspiration in Unlikely Places

This is not the first time I’ve seen a pretty tissue box and wanted to use it to inspire my card making. Inspiration for creating card designs is all around us. I try to take full advantage of any ideas … Continue reading

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Bust Your Stash of Patterned Paper with this Card Template

I have another delicious card “recipe” for you to use with your gorgeous stash of Designer Series Papers. This card template uses two complementing and coordinating pieces of patterned paper to create a visually pleasing mix of horizontal and vertical … Continue reading

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“SIP” Method : Stamps + Ink + Paper = Simple Stamping

It’s time to make some Easter cards (better late than never?) and I am so excited to use the Timeless Tulips stamp set to set the tone for my Easter message. I really needed to make some simple cards this … Continue reading

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Corner Tuck Fold Card

I have a fun fold card to share with you that features a cute little triangle corner that is actually a pocket to tuck the card front into. There are two versions of this pattern – one is super quick … Continue reading

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⏰ Last-Chance Products Sale!

It’s that time of year! Time to say goodbye to some retiring items to get ready for amazing new stuff. This is the list of all items from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog that will be discontinued on May … Continue reading

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Tote-ally Awesome Tote Bags!

Today’s Papercrafting Playdate project makes me tote-ally excited! Most of us get a genuine thrill from getting a new bag – I mean who doesn’t need a new bag, right? Walking out the door with a new purse/bag is akin … Continue reading

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Card Templates and Why We Need Them

Following a pattern is the easiest way to create something new that you’ve never made before. Patterns usually give step by step directions, diagrams or pictures to follow, and specific dimensions for the design to come together. Carpenter patterns are … Continue reading

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Amazing Backgrounds with Masks & Stencils & Butterflies!

All I wanted to do was show some backgrounds using the techniques of stenciling and masking, but once I dove into all the possibilities in my craft stash I ended up going overboard! So buckle up for a lot of … Continue reading

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