Hello Autumn! Featuring a September 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card

I love the warm, sunny days, crisp nights and watching the leaves change as Autumn takes a hold. The September Paper Pumpkin Exclusive Stamp Set is perfect for making those fabulous Fall and Harvest themed cards and projects.

I chose soft succulent for the card base, stamped the leaf images with Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya and Poppy Parade inks, the leave veins out of Crumb Cake ink onto a 2” wide strip of Basic White cardstock. I took a 2 1/4” strip of the exclusive free Sale-A-Bration Be Dazzling Glimmer Paper and layered it behind the stamped images strip. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, using Soft Suede Ink, it is popped up on dimensionals. I added Brushed Metalic Enamel Dots for visual interest.

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When Life is Hard – Heartfelt Sympathy

Gorgeous Leaves stamp Set, sentiment is from Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

When my 19 year old son asked me if I would make a sympathy card, of course I said yes. As we were discussing the card he said it was for a teen friend who had lost his mother and my heart broke. The pain on my son’s face was visible and I cannot imagine what his friend is going through.

For this very special card I chose a clean and simple palette, after all this is for a teen boy where bling not the thing unless it is a fishing lure!

The beauty of the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set is just the ticket and the clean font of the sentiment from the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Delicate Dahlias made it easy to bring my vision to light.

To Make This Card:

Start with a Thick Basic White cardbase, 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” and score at 4 1/4”

I stamped the images with a combination of Soft Seafoam, Mint Macaron, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen inks. Using the Artistically Inked Stamp Set, I chose the alcohol ink splatter image to create the background. Then I stamped the leaves and added the dotted splatters using the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set and finished it off with the sentiment from Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set.

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Happy crafting

Tammy ❤️

Birthdays Are Meant To Be Special – Featuring The Elegantly Said Bundle

Featuring the Elegantly Said Stamp Set, Elegant Punch and the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper

Today’s card is for a special coworker, she has a beautiful and kind heart, caring for everyone. So when I heard that her birthday is tomorrow I knew that the card I made needed to be special too.

I have had the Elegantly Said bundle set aside for “something special” but not having a clear vision for it, so I grabbed my idea book (the catalog!) and gave those samples consideration. That corner flourish stamp reminds me of old lace, so having it peak out from under the focal image was perfect, in my opinion.

To make this card:

Start with a piece of Soft Succulent cardstock 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”. I stamped the corner flourish in Basic Gray. Next I layered Basic Black 3 1/4” x 4 1/4”, added Very Vanilla 3 1/8”x 4 1/8” and topped with that gorgeous Dimply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper 3” x 4”. On a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the flower image (stamp off first) with Soft Succulent ink and then punched it out using the Elegant punch. Then, using Momento Black ink I stamped the sentiment, centered on the punched label. I love the effect of the image lightly behind the words. I added a strip of ribbon to the layered pieces and adhered it to the card base with dimensionals. I added a ribbon knot to the top piece of the punched tag and popped it up on dimensionals. Lastly, I added a Very Vanilla piece of cardstock to the inside of the card with the flower image stamped in Soft Succulent ink and added a Bit of the flourish stamped in Basic Gray to the front lower corner of a Very Vanilla envelope.

Video: https://fb.watch/7VidTQQVoI/

I hope you enjoyed this card, and feel inspired to create one yourself. This layout will work with so many different stamp sets, papers and punches or dies.

All supplies used are available in my online store: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2189212

Happy Stamping!

Tammy ❤️








Pretty Pumpkins with a Coastal Vibe

Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set, featuring Coastal Cabana cardstock and ink

Today’s card is a CASE (copy and share everything) inspired by June Arnold of Stampwithjune.com. The moment I saw her card I knew I had to recreate it!

I grew up in a small town on the Oregon Coast, the Pacific Ocean is not this color but Coastal Cabana cardstock and ink definitely invoke a sense of home for me.

This one features Pool Party cardstock with Coastal Cabana ink, which is your favorite?

To make this card:

Coastal Cabana cardstock 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” score at 4 1/4” Stamp the image and sentiment with Coastal Cabana ink. Stamp the pumpkin trio and leaves on Basic White cardstock using Momento Black ink. I colored the pumpkins with Dark Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay and Light Old Olive, the stems with Dark Mossy Meadow and Light Soft Suede, the blossoms with Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, the leaves with Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends markers. These alcohol markers make it easy to make beautiful colored images.

Next I die cut the colored images using the Detailed Pumpkins Dies and a Basic White panel with the Scalloped and Contoured Dies. I ran the scalloped die cut through the Type Worn 3-D embossing folder and used the flicking technique with the Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends marker.

I added a 3/4” x 5 1/2” strip of Buffalo check paper, from the Patterned Party Designer Series Paper pack. This pack is a host special and there are 3 ways you can earn it, ask me how.

I popped the scalloped label up on dimensionals, adhered the pumpkins and leaves with liquid adhesive, being sure to support the edges that hang over the label with dimensionals so they don’t sag.

All supplies used can be found in my online store(I am working on a new feature for my blog, adding product specific links coming soon!) shop now: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2189212

This was such a fun card to make, I can see several versions coming in the future. I hope you give this a try!

Happy Stamping!

Tammy ❤️

Fun Fold Friday – Featuring the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set

As summer starts to wind down it is time to reflect on the beauty around us. Our lush green fields have turned a golden color, the flowers are fading. Each season has its beauty and late summer is no exception.

We are incredibly dry here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and I have always loved the late summer hulls and pods of the spent wildflowers, and underbrush we have here. Those images in my thoughts as well as the start of the school year inspired today’s book binding fun fold card.

Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set, Harvest Dies and Harvest Meadow Designer Series paper

To make this card:

Basic Black cardbase 4 1/4” x 11” scored at 5 1/2” and 6 3/4”. From left to right, fold on the first score line, and fold back the top flap at the second score line. Adhere the section between score lines on the inside of the card. Then I took Soft succulent cardstock and cut 2 pieces 4” x 4” and 1” x 4” and adhered to the 2 front sections. Using the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper I cut a 3 7/8” x 3 7/8” and 7/8” x 3 7/8” pieces, adhering to the card front layers. I die cut the silhouette images out of Soft Succulent and Crumb Cake cardstock, lightly sponged Crumb Cake ink over them to bring out subtle texture. I then adhered them to the card front, the cone flower image popped up on dimensionals. I felt it still needed a bit of something so I added wink of Stella to all the silhouette images and it made them pop! The sentiment is in Crumb Cake ink and I used the Double Oval Punch.

I may add a linen thread bow to the bend of the cardbase, but when I was making the card my fingers just couldn’t get it to go! 🤷🏻‍♀️ Yep it happens!

All supplies used are available for purchase in my online store: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2189212

Hope you give this a try. Happy crafting.!

Tammy ❤️

Nature’s Harvest – a Beautiful Stamp Set!

Fall is quickly approaching, but I am not quite ready to say summer is nearly over. The Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set and Harvest Dies are perfectly suited for summertime and fall themed cards.

I CASED the catalog and used a Basic White thick cardstock for the base 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”. The Designer Series Paper is from the Harvest Meadow DSP pack. The layer is 5 1/2” x 3 1/2” adhered to the card base with liquid adhesive. Next I die cut a piece of DSP and Basic White using the Taylor Made Tags Dies. I die cut the lavender sprigs out of Misty Moonlight. I stamped the flower image with Sahara Sand Ink, colored with Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow light and dark Stampin’ Blends Markers. I popped the image up with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment with Momento black onto Calypso Coral cardstock and die cut it out, it is also popped up on dimensionals. I used the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots and some linen thread to make the bow.

I hope you give this card a try! all the supplies can be found in my online store: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2189212

Happy Crafting!

Tammy ❤️

CASE it Sunday

Do you ever have a creative slump? Ideas just don’t come easily? Do you scroll through Pinterest and still struggle to create something that is your own idea? Well in the crafting world there is an acronym CASE, it stands for copy and share everything. When crafters share their creations it is to inspire you. Copying another’s design is complementary and best when you give credit for the inspiration. Sometimes it is copying exactly and other times it is changing it up using supplies you have on hand. So go ahead and CASE that project you saw on Pinterest, the catalog or a Facebook post!

I love the Forever Fern Stamp Set and while scrolling through Pinterest I came across a trio of SIP (stamp, ink, paper) cards by Katiedrewcards that inspired my trio I am featuring today.

Forever Fern Stamp Set

Color Combos

Gorgeous Grape & Highland Heather cardstock and inks.

Smoky Slate & Basic Gray cardstock and inks.

Rich Razzleberry & Blushing Bride cardstock and inks.

Cardbase 4” x 8” score at 4” Layer 3 1/8” x 3 1/8” Basic White to stamp image 3” x 3”. Inside panel Basic White 3 3/4”x 3 3/4”

I used the darker shade inks for the image and sentiment on the whit panel.

I hope you give CASE-ing a try!

All supplies can be found in my online store: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2189212

Happy crafting!

Tammy ❤️


A Hello For A Friend With The Forever Fern Stamp Set

Remember the days of receiving a letter or a card in the mail? I do and it was so much fun! Let’s bring back the art of letter writing by creating a simple, yet beautiful card and mail it to a loved one or a friend.

Forever Fern Stamp Set

The Forever Fern Stamp Set has great detailed images, several sentiments with beautiful fonts and coordinates with the Forever Flourishing Dies. Pair either of these with other stamp sets to broaden the versatility.

To make this card:

Start with a card base of Misty Moonlight cardstock 4 1/4” x 11” score at 5 1/2”.

Adhere a layering piece of Gorgeous Grape 4” x 5 1/4” to the front of the base.

Take a piece of Basic White cardstock 3 3/4” x 5”, stamp the images using Misty Moonlight, Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape inks. Use Daffodil Delight ink for the splatters.

Stamp the sentiment using Granny Apple Green ink on Basic White cardstock. Punch out the image using the Double Oval Punch. Punch the scalloped oval out of Granny Apple Green cardstock. Adhere the sentiment to the scalloped oval.

Next wrap a piece of Glittered Organdy Ribbon onto the stamped piece of Basic White and create a knot, position as desired.

Adhere the stamped image layer to the card front. Use dimensionals to pop up the sentiment, positioning it so it covers the overlapping stems of the images. Add rhinestones in the rule of 3 or 5 if desired.

This was a quick card to put together and can easily be made in multiples. I hope you give it a try!

All supplies used can be found in my online store: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2189212

Happy Crafting!

Tammy ❤️

Sunflowers – the gem of late summer!

My sunflower slimline card was inspired by the beautiful field of sunflowers where our daughter, son-in-law and grandkids had a family photo session in Spokane, WA. Those photos are so BEAUTIFUL and what better stamp set to capture that beauty than the Celebrate Sunflowers!

Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and Sunflowers Dies

To make this card:

7 1/2” x 8 3/4” Old Olive Card Stock score at 3 3/4”. 8 1/2” x 3 1/2” Black Cardstock. 2 pieces of 8 1/4” x 3 1/4” Basic White Cardstock, use one for the inside of the card, stamping the small sunflower image on it, adhere with liquid adhesive. Using Bumblebee Ink, stamp the large and small sunflowers randomly onto the second piece of Basic White cardstock, leaving an area for the sentiment. Stamp large and small Sunflowers onto scrap Basic White as well as large and small leaves in Old Olive Ink. Die cut the stamped images. Die cut the detailed sunflower out of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock and the flower center out of Early Espresso.

Using Stampin’ Blends color the die cut Sunflowers with Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Cinnamon Cider Blends. Color the die cut leaves using Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. Adhere sunflowers and leaves using dimensionals and liquid adhesive. Stamp the sentiment with old Olive ink.

Slimline cards are so fun to make and are designed to fit into a #10 size envelope. I hope you give them a try!

All supplies used can be found in my online store: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2189212

Happy crafting! ❤️


Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper

Well I had big ideas for Christmas in July, but life had other plans. So here we are, August 10th and I finally have another Christmas card completed!

Showcasing the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer series Paper, with a create on the fly during a Facebook live, I wasn’t super pleased with what I had created and felt it needed a bit more so I did make a modification after the video was over. I simply fussy cut 3 of the packages from the DSP snd popped them up on dimensionals, placing them in a whimsical array and I am much happier with the outcome!

Popping up some fussy cut packages really pulled this card together

To create this card:

Blushing Bride Cardbase, 5 1/2”x8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”. Then I took a piece of Misty moonlight 4” x5 1/4” and ran it through the Stampin’ Emboss machine, using the Textured Textiles Embossing Folder, adhered it to the card base with liquid adhesive. Next I took 2 pieces of DSP, choosing the coordinating iridescent angled stripes as an accent strip and adhered it to the card. I stamped the Sentiment with Misty Moonlight ink onto Basic White cardstock and die cut the sentiment, using the Christmas Labels Dies and a second layer from Misty Moonlight. I cut the Misty Moonlight die cut to create the color border accent snd popped it up on dimensionals. I added the fussy cut gifts and rhinestones for that final touch.

I hope you give this simple card a try! All supplies used can be orders from my store.

Shop now: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2189212

Happy Crafting,

Tammy ❤️