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Case This Sketch #234

Best birds Stamp Set by Stampin' UPColor Palette for CTS234

Case This Sketch Challenge 234

Today’s card was inspired by a sketch challenge from Case This Sketch.  The bird image from the Best Birds stamp set is set upon the Burlap background stamp.  The simple color palette sets off the image nicely.  I flipped the sketch to a horizontal format to accommodate the larger sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set.

The circle is punched using the 2 1/2″ circle punch and dry embossed using the Pinewood Plank dynamic embossing folder.  Pop the circle up on dimensionals as well as the little bird. Finish the Card with the 1/4″ Copper Trim.

Check out the Case This Sketch blog entries for this challenge HERE.

Case This Sketch #234 image

Fall into Savings Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Are you someone who is not ready to turn stamping into a full-time hobby, but would love a simple, fun creative experience? Now is a great time to take advantage of a very special invitation to join Paper Pumpkin at an amazing introductory rate during our Fall into Savings promotion. Simply subscribe from August 11–September 10, we will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make adorable, shareable projects—all for 50% off!

Make sure to add me – Renee Daley (demo id: 2112798) as your demonstrator and I will send you a FREE thank you gift of Snail Adhesive. That’s an additional $7 value.

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Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card features Carols of Christmas and Santa's Sleigh Stamp Sets

Christmas in July

Stampin’ UP made it Christmas in July by letting demonstrators get their hands on the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set before the Holiday Catalog even came out.  Become a demonstrator before July 31st and you can get this stamp set included in your demo kit for FREE!

Here is what you receive in your Essentials Gift Pack for FREE:

118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Even better, Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get:

* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!

* A business supply pack valued at $50!

* Free Essentials gift pack

There is no better time to sign up to be a demonstrator and take advantage of this great offer.

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Card Challenges

This card was made from the inspiration of three challenge blogs.  Take some time and visit these fabulous blogs for ideas for your next creation.

Stamp Ink Paper


Christmas Card Throwdown


TGIF Challenges


Emboss Resist Technique

The background of this card uses the emboss resist technique with the Sheet Music background stamp.  The image is stamped using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder.  Using sponges, various ink colors were daubed in a diagonal pattern across the cardstock.

The sentiments were also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

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Party Time Card

Birthday Card featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set


Paper Craft Crew Challenge #253

Today’s party time birthday card color choices were inspired by the Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog.  I chose to use the Stampin’ UP versions of these colors: Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, and Mint Macaron.  To check out other cards on their blog for more inspiration, go to:

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #253


Fab Friday Challenge #117

The card sketch that I chose for the card comes from Fab Friday.  To see more card sketches and see the cards from this challenge, visit:

Fab Friday #117

Washi Wonder

It was fun creating a lot of texture with this card.  I used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder for the backdrop in whisper white.  After cutting my large circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Oh My Stars embossing folder for even more texture.

Washi Tape is often overlooked in the catalog.  It is actually a versatile element in the crafting arsenal.  I used the Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape to create the whimsical banner behind the “50” element.  I lined up the washi tape on a scrap of paper, trimmed it down and punched the ends in a banner with the Banner Triple punch.  I also used it inside the card to add a punch of color. So simple!


What do you think? What is your favorite use for washi tape?

Bonus Days

Woohoo! Time to get some more discounts for next month and finish off that wishlist.


Christmas in July

Ho, ho, ho! Stampin’ UP’s Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! Sign up to be my new recruit and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!

As a special perk for becoming a demonstrator now through July 31st, you also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)!

This special value will automatically be added to your starter kit when you sign up to be a demonstrator.

GREAT! Sign me up now!

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Happy Birthday Baker Card

Image of Baker from Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle

Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle

Buy these three coordinating products and save 10%. These nostalgic works of art you create with this beautiful and fun Birthday Delivery stamp set will make anyone wish they were having a birthday today.  You get 23 photopolymer stamps in the set.

You also get the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper where each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options. You get 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. The paper is 12” x 12”.  It is Acid-free which is perfect for scrapbooking as well.

Finally this bundle includes the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies.  You get 10 matching dies.  They also can cut images from the matching DSP.  The item number is 145294 and the total cost is $62.00.  Don’t forget to add it to your shopping cart today.

Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle from Stampin' UP

Happy Birthday Thinlit

To get the gorgeous happy birthday sentiment for today’s sample card, run the Happy Birthday Thinlit through the Big Shot on the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and then once on the striped DSP from the Birthday Memories DSP pack.  Stack them on top of each other a bit askew. It creates a colorful shadow for the sentiment.

The little baker is stamped in Early Espresso ink, colored with markers and cut out on the Big Shot with his matching thinlit.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project sample.  Leave me a comment and don’t forget to visit my online store open 24/7.  Have a fabulous day!

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Emboss Resist Technique

Emboss Resist Technique features the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set

Inspiration Sources

Make sure to check out these great blogs for inspiration.  They have great layouts, color combinations and themes to choose from.  For the above card, I used the following blogs for inspiration.


AAA Cards Game #92 Resist Technique


Fab Friday 114


CAS(E) this Sketch! #226

Emboss Resist Technique

Emboss Resist is a technique that creates a lot of impact for very little effort.   On a small piece of whisper white card stock, you simply stamp the Brushstrokes image in Versamark ink, sprinkle with clear or white embossing powder, and then melt it with a heat gun.

Using sponge wedges, sponge each of the five colors right over the top of the embossing.  Wipe the remaining ink off the embossed stripes with a paper towel.  So much fun while being a quick technique. Try it out!

Label Me Pretty Bundle


Using the little label from the Label Me Pretty stamp set, stamp the curly cue in Fresh Fig ink and the sentiment “You’re the Best” in Tranquil tide.  Just punch it out with the coordinating punch.  I love that Stampin’ UP makes this so easy.  Top it off with a In Color Bitty Bow. I chose the Lemon Lime Twist one. Done!

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Friendly Bike Card

Friendly Bike Card for GPD091 and FUSION Tulips on a bike challenges

This cute little bike features the Bike Ride Stamp Set and combines the Global Design Project Challenge and the Fusion Tulips on a Bike Challenge.  It uses the Lovely Words Thinlits with the friend sentiment cut out from the oval shape.  I used similar colors to the Fusion Challenges color palette.  The card it set on a Bermuda Bay base, with the brick wall embossed on Basic Gray cardstock. The bike is stamped with Pool Party for the frame with the wheels done in Basic Gray ink.  The handles, seat, peddles, and flowers are colored in with Peekaboo Peach ink.

Global Design Project Wheels Theme #GPD091FUSION Tulips on a bike challenge

Challenge Blog Links

To see some of the inspirational cards that crafters have created for these challenges, check out the following links.

Global Design Project Challenge 91

FUSION Tulips on a Bike Challenge

Stamp Set Closeup

This adorable Bike Ride stamp set from Stampin’ UP! has 25 great little images in it.  It also has matching framelits in a coordinating bundle to make cutting a snap.

Closeup of Stampin' UP! Bike Ride Stamp Set

To purchase the products shown today, click on one of the images in the Supply List to go to my online store.  Thanks for stopping by today and I love to hear your comments, so let me know what you think!

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In Color Gift Tag Set & Daisy Punch

Image of Daisy Card Set in paper wooden crate

Stampin’ UP New In Colors

Stampin' UP In Colors 2017-2019

It is always a fun time of year when Stampin’ UP releases the new in color palette that is good for the next two years.  I was ecstatic when I saw the new Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  It reminds me so much of those neon colors that I grew up with as a teenager in the ’80s.  Simply fun and beautiful!  Leave me a comment and tell me what your new favorite in color is this year.

New Glossy Paper

I am so glad to see that in the new catalog that Stampin’ UP reintroduced the glossy white cardstock.  This paper has a nice shine to it without having to add anything.  I used it here for the punched daisies on these 3×3 gift cards. The center of the flower is punched from in color card stock using the 1/2″ circle punch.  It is highlighted with clear wink of stella.

These cute little daisies couldn’t be easier to make with the new daisy punch.  These 3×3 cards happen to fit perfectly in the new wood crate framelit die box.   Simply run the die through twice to get two pieces. I used the Wood Textures DSP stack for this.  Assemble by gluing the two bottom pieces together and folding along the score lines and gluing them inside the edges.

Wood Words Stamp Set

Wood Words Stamp Set by Stampin' UP

This stamp set is so cute.  I love the built in texture it provides on all the little shapes.  It coordinates so perfectly with the wood crate.

Image of Daisy Card Set with paper wooden crate

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Price: $110.00

Seaside Shore Birthday Card

Image of Birthday card featuring fish by Stampin' UP

A Mix of Old and New Products

This seaside themed birthday card features two of the new in colors: Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.  The Happy Birthday thinlet is cut from the Serene Scenery DSP and it gives an ombre effect to the sentiment.

The fish are stamped on whisper white cardstock and cut out with paper snips.  The background is stamped using the seaweed and bubbles images from the Seaside Shore Stamp Set.

As a finishing touch, washi tape adorns the bottom as well as the new clear faceted gems.

Image of Birthday card featuring fish by Stampin' UP

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Amazing Moms

Image of Amazing Mother's Day Card that uses Everyday Tags Stamp set by Stampin UP

Mom’s Special Day

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that has become so commercialized people have really forgotten what is about.  One of the best ways to show mom that you really care is to take the time to do something special with her.  Flowers are always nice but moms really appreciate the time you spend with them.  Make a memory.  Give it a try and make her a handmade card!  You don’t have to be an artist.  Let’s just take the time to make her feel special.

I was really touched to find that my mother-in-law has held onto all the handmade cards I’ve made her over the years in a box.  She had ones that I even forgot I made.  She is truly a special lady.


The colors for this card were pulled directly from the Succulent Garden designer series paper.  The paper is always a good starting point when designing a new card.  The colors always look amazing together. This paper is on sale. It was $11.00 NOW $6.60.

Amazing mom color Palette

Everyday Tags Stamp Set

I am sad that this stamp set is retiring. It has some really great sentiments besides being used with the framelits.  The good news though is that they are on sale. The clear mount set was $19.00 and is NOW $14.25.


Making the Card

To make the sentiment the two colors, color the sentiment with the calypso coral marker. The outside border is colored with the old olive marker.  Simply huff over the colored stamp a couple times to re-moisten the stamp, and stamp as usual.  Cut out the entire image with the 2 inch circle punch. Then sponge with the sweet sugarplum ink around the edges. Cut out a piece of the succulent paper with a 2 1/2 inch punch. Layer the two pieces with dimensionals.  I went back and added some sparkle with the wink of stella clear pen on the border.


Make sure you check out all the retiring products used on this card.  There are some real bargains. The embellishment pack is also on sale.  It was $12.00 and is NOW $8.40. 

Supplies are limited on retiring items so get them today before they are gone. Click on any item in my supply list to go directly to my online store.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Mother’s Day!


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Diamond Fold Easter Card

Diamond Fold Easter Card

Falling In Love DSP

When trying to use products in another way then presented in the catalog, I came up with using the Falling in Love DSP as a backdrop for this Easter card.  The star of the show is the way that the card is folded.  It fits in a standard A2 envelope.  The sentiment is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set. Stampin UP Suite Sentiments stamp set

Sale-A-Bration coming to an end

Time is running out to get your order in and receive a FREE sale-a-bration item with a $50 purchase.  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st.

This is a unique opportunity to get some of the current catalog merchandise for Free! These are some great options to increase the value on your order.  Don’t wait.  Four of the current sale-a-bration items are no longer available: the seaside and sparked embossing folders and the glimmer paper stack and the gold tin.


147361                     2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock
147365                     Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363                     Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364                     Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362                     Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360                     Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356                     Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Become A Demonstrator

Now is the best time to join Stampin’ UP! During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ UP is sweetening the deal. They are sending you and additional 2 stamp sets in your starter kit.  Your starter kit ships free and you can choose any merchandise you like in your starter kit.


I am going to make it even sweeter- I will send you a Stampin’ Trimmer if you sign up under me as a part of my team! That is a $30 value! Hurry this offer is only valid through March 31st!


Remember to remain a demonstrator you only need to sell $300 per quarter. You can quit any time you like.  You don’t even have to sell to other people. You can just be a hobby demonstrator and get the discount on great Stampin’ UP products just for yourself.  I would love to have you join my team!

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