Category Archives: SU Make a Card

Who doesn’t love when leaves change their colors?

Today’s card highlights one of the pleasures of fall – the changing colors of leaves. Don’t you just love going for a nice drive in the country to look at all the beautiful colors of the leaves as they change. I can remember as a child it was a special treat to take a car ride on the weekend just to look at the colors of leaves and have dinner… Read More »

3rd Sunday of Christmas – Painted Harvest

Welcome to the 3rd of 12 Sundays of Christmas 2017.  Each Sunday between now and Christmas I will be featuring holiday projects using a different stamp sets or packaging options. This week I am featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set – it’s not just for the Fall/Harvest.  Send someone the beauty of this sunflower-themed set. Flowers and leafs are two step stamping, you can use the same color or mix/match… Read More »

Paper Pumpkin Alternative for PCC262

Happy Saturday, any special plans?  I have errands to run and need to prep for my October Sunday Stampers class later this month. Hard to believe it’s October already. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge, banner below. For my card I’ve picked right down the middle: Baker’s Twine – Fall – Punch/Die Cut and used the September Paper Pumpkin Kit since the theme was Fall/Thanks for… Read More »

Have you ever used our Notes Cards? Now is the time !

Today I thought I would feature the Stampin’ Up! Note cards with matching envelopes using stamp sets and designer series paper, both included in the current monthly specials for World Card Making Day and the Buy 3 Get 1 Free of select Designer Series Paper. The first Very Vanilla Note Card with matching envelope features the Wood Words stamp set, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Real Red Ink, Circle… Read More »

PCC261 Color Combination

Hope you had a nice weekend, we had some of the nicest weather, not to hot and not to cold, just perfect for morning coffee on the porch and sitting outside in the evening! Todays card is for the Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge PCC261.  Fun how when I first saw the color selection I was a little stumped, but when I looked again this weekend, after first thinking of… Read More »

2nd Sunday of Christmas 2017

Welcome to the 2nd of 12 Sundays of Christmas 2017.  Each Sunday between now and Christmas I will be featuring holiday projects using a different stamp sets or packaging options. This week I am featuring Cookie Cutter Christmas and it’s matching punch the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. Creating these delightful characters will brighten even your coldest winter days. You’ll find yourself with a whole new set of friends each time… Read More »

New Kid on the Block !

Happy Saturday,  thought I would share with you the card I made for a neighbor who recently had a baby. Not only did I make a card, I crocheted an afghan to go with it. He was born August 23rd, about 5 weeks early and just recently came home. Other than being early, he is perfectly healthy, guess he just wanted a summer birthday and not fall! This was actually… Read More »

Swoosh Technique anyone?

Hope you are having a good week, last night was the monthly dinner with the “76er’s”, a group of people who graduated from North Hills High School in 1976.  Each month on our Facebook group a dinner spot is picked and those who are interested meet for dinner and conversation. We always have a great time! Today’s card features a technique called “Swoosh” featured by Lisa Curico.  This technique is… Read More »

Sept 2017 Sunday Stamper Cards

This past Sunday my Sunday Stampers met for our monthly stamping session, the first since the new 2017 Holiday catalog started. We made two cards using new stamp sets and one by request, a baby card – which came in handy as I needed one for a neighbor having a baby this fall. The first card we made is an Eclipse card – just like the one the other day… Read More »

Thankful for You for PCC260

Happy Monday, hope you had a great weekend.  We watched a lot of sports this weekend, the Steelers and Penguins played neither of which managed to win, guess there is always next time.  Sunday was my monthly stampers meeting and tomorrow I will be sharing the projects we did. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #PCC260 challenge. Don’t forget to check out their blog and play… Read More »

1st Sunday of Christmas – 2017 with Beachy Little Christmas

Welcome to the 1st of 12 Sundays of Christmas 2017.  Each Sunday between now and Christmas I will be featuring holiday projects using a different stamp sets or packaging options. Considering this weekends temperatures here is Pittsburgh are in the mid 80’s it’s only fitting that today’s stamp set is Beachy Little Christmas from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog. Do you have friends who don’t like cold winters? Do you… Read More »

More Eclipse Technique cards

Hope you are having a good week, ready for the weekend? This week I’ve been working on cards for swaps I’ll be participating in while at the Stampin’ Up On Stage event in Salt Lake City this November and well as cards to start my Sunday of Christmas project, this Sunday, September 24th is the first of the 12 Sunday’s of Christmas. Thought I would share a couple other eclipse… Read More »

Happy Birthday to my favorite niece!

Today is my niece Maya’s birthday and I thought I would share the birthday card I made and sent her with you, an eclipse card – where the image is stamped, then a word die cut and when the letters are added back, they are backed with foam adhesive strips for added depth. It’s hard to believe Maya is a teenager now, seems like just yesterday she was a little… Read More »

Simple Easy Crafting Forever

Hope you had a nice weekend. Today’s card is clean, simple and perfect for any crafter in your life, featuring the Crafting Forever stamp set. Both card’s use “soft” colors,  Soft Sky and Soft Suede. Perfect for letting your favorite crafter know that you are thinking about them. Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards. Have a great day –… Read More »

Sending Love with PCC259

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend, hope you have some fun plans. I’m hoping to get a bunch of crafting done and enjoy the beautiful weather. Stampin’ Up! is having there OnStage event in Salt Lake City in November and I have about 100 cards I need to make for various swaps (trading cards with other demonstrators) and I’d like to make sure they are all completed by the… Read More »

Sassy meets Big on Birthdays!

How’s your week going? I just haven’t felt like myself lately and took a few days off to just relax and get my crafting mojo back in gear. At a recent dinner with friends I was asked about making some birthday cards for a friend that are a little sassy and right away I thought of the stamp set – Big on Birthdays and that “special stamp” – you know… Read More »

Get Well Wishes for PCC258

Happy Sunday night, hope you’ve had a good weekend and to those in the path of Irma, praying that you all are safe. We closed the pool Saturday as the weather has been rather cool, night temperatures in the 40’s and highs in the 60’s/low 70’s – not exactly pool weather. The water was really cold! I did enjoy the mornings, cuddled under a blanket on the porch having coffee… Read More »

Reverse Eclipse Card for a Special Birthday

This week my godson Jason’s celebrated his birthday, today I thought I would share his card with you. Each year I look forward to making him a card with a new technique.  A hot new technique right now is an eclipse card, where the paper is stamped, letters are die cut and the letter backed with Stampin’ Dimensional’s and raised up on the card front, for mine I raised the… Read More »

Painted Harvest – part 2

Thought today I would share a couple addition cards I’ve made using the new Painted Harvest Photopolymer stamp set. While this is a sunflower-themed set, the flower can be stamped in any color combination and even stamped and cut out for added depth to the card. Tip: When using a photopolymer stamp set it’s good to have a surface with a little give under your paper, try the Stampin’ Pierce… Read More »

So Many Shells – So Many Ways

Happy Labor Day! hope you are able to spend some time relaxing, both Nitro and Diesel are relaxing themselves with me on the porch today. I was hoping for some final pool time, but the pool is like an ice cube – just way to cold, guess next weekend we’ll be closing it up for the season. I thought, since it’s the last official day of summer, that I would… Read More »