Happy Birthday to You Gate Fold Card with a Twist

If you earned the Happy Birthday To You stamp set during 2020 Sale-A-Bration, you’ll be delighted to learn that we have coordinating dies that you’ll definitely want to have in your stash!

You can learn how to make this Gate Fold card (with a twist) by downloading the FREE tutorial here >>> Happy Birthday To You – Celebrate









Products Used:

Happy Birthday – Celebrate – Gatefold
• Stamp Sets – Happy Birthday (Sale A Bration item)
• Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Seaside Spray (150883)
• Designer Series Paper: Woven Threads Designer Series Paper (DSP) (149497)
• Ink: Terracotta Tiles (150086),
• Big Shot: Happy Birthday Dies (153590), Petal Labels Dies (149635)
• Embellishments: Jewels Basic Rinestones (119246),
• Adhesives – Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals,

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Under My Umbrella – Showered with Love – Double Dutch Gate Fold

Double Dutch Gate Fold card using Under My Umbrella

There’s lots going on in this card but it is so incredibly easy to create! Stamping, punching, designer series paper and coloring!! I hope you’ll download this weeks FREE tutorial here >>> Under my Umbrella – Showered with Love









Products Used:

Under My Umbrella – Showered with Love – Dutch Gatefold
• Stamp Sets – Under My Umbrella (151518), Around the Corner (157464)
• Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Bermuda Bay (131197)
• Designer Series Paper: Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP) (149592)
• Ink: Petal Pink (147108)
• Big Shot: Layering Circle Dies (151770), Ornate Frames Dies (150664)
• Punches: Umbrella Builder Punch (151293)
• Embellishments: Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequins Combo Pack (Sale A Bration item)
• Adhesives – Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals,

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I Love Our Beautiful Friendship

Stampin’ UP! makes creating cards and other amazing projects so incredibly easy by providing card stock, designer series paper, embossing folders, stamps, ink, dies and embellishments! Not only do we have coordination at its finest, but we have the highest quality product on the market. In today’s FREE tutorial you will find our script embossing folder along with a script imprinted sheet from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper and it just ties this cards together quite nicely…don’t you think?

To download this weeks FREE tutorial, click here >>> I Love our beautiful friendship







Products Used:

Beautiful Friendship – I Love Our Beautiful Friendship
• Stamp Sets – Beautiful Friendship (149252), Seaside Notions (149278)
• Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Rococo Rose (150882), Merry Merlo (146979), Crumb Cake (120953)
• Designer Series Paper: Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper (149500)
• Ink: Merry Merlo (147112),
• Big Shot: Scripty 3D embossing folder (149634), Stitched Nested Labels Dies (149638)
• Punches: Detailed Trio Punch (146320)
• Embellishments: Burlap Ribbon (141487), Woven Threads Sequin Assortment (149498)
• Adhesives – Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Happy Internal Friends Day!!

Hey There!

I received a calendar from my promotional items vendor in mid-December and on it has fun and zany special days on EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. and I just think that is so fun!! So, I thought I might find time to incorporate cards into these themes and share them with you here on the blog and on YouTube! If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, you can CLICK HERE to get there! In honor of #InternationalFriendsDay, there’s a tutorial for 2 different cards using #Stampin’UP! products that you can easily replicate and send to a special friend!

I did not do a video tutorial for the #TimelessTropical project you see here but added the photo to the video for added inspiration. So, here is the Timeless Tropical – Our Friendship is Timeless tutorial so that you can create it in your own craft space! I hope you’ll come back here often for more fun and inspirational tutorials!

Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin’ UP!












 Timeless Tropical – Our Friendship is Timeless <<< click for the PDF Tutorial!

Thank you so much for visiting today! If you have any questions or need any of the supplies to make this project or those in the video, you can >>>shop here<<< or click on the links in the PDF.

Until next time, have an amazing day!!

Crafty hugs,

Meem’s (aka Brenda)


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Why I Started Stamping

Why I started stamping!

Back when I was a young girl, my grandmother, Meme, was one of my most favorite people! When my parents moved us to Florida from Massachusetts to Florida in 1972, the only way to stay connected to my grandmother and other family members, was to write letters and send cards. I remember drawing and doodling in my letters too, which I had gotten away from.


We don’t send cards and letters any more – not even for Christmas, in fact, when I send cards to my grandchildren, albeit not often enough for my liking, my daughter takes a photo of them with the card and texts that to me as their thank you! While I really do appreciate the thank you, I really want a card or letter back from them. I want to read what’s going on in their life much like I would tell my grandmother and she would tell me. I would get so excited when I received a letter in the mail from her and that is why I stamp! So that I can send beautifully created cards and projects to my family and friends to let them know that I was thinking of them and hope that when they receive it in their mailbox, they’ll be excited and happy! I’ll even love the texts from them to let me know they received it ?!


I may be currently the worlds worse at getting cards and letters in the mail with any regularity, but I am working on it because I want to bring back the actual act of writing cards and letters for those in my circle! It’s my mission for 2020!


Want to join me on my quest to bring snail back into popularity? #bringbacksnailmail

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Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E.

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before the 10th to receive January’s kit!









Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E.

Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin, and start your subscription today!


To start your subscription head on over to PaperPumpkin.com


There are coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors for the January kit: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose


Coordinating Product

It’s “BEE”-yond question: You can get more from the I’ll Bee Yours kit when you buy the Heart Punch Pack (item 151292) from the 2020 January–June Mini Catalog. Both punches coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit so you can craft for love-filled occasions now . . . and later! Think: weddings, showers, birthdays, and more! Heart Punch Pack (item 151292), $34.00 usd

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Natures Beauty – Gather Together and Give Thanks

Happy Fall Y’all!

I know, this week I should be sharing a Halloween project but I hope you’ll forgive me for not doing a spooking trick-or-treat card. You see, since my girls are grown and the grands living in other states, I simply haven’t a reason to even think about Halloween. I do however, absolutely LOVE Thanksgiving because, while I always work on being thankful and grateful for everything, everyday, November is the month many more of us are thinking about it. Sooooo, this weeks tutorial features another Thanksgiving project.

Natures Beauty

This weeks tutorial features the Natures Beauty stamp set, which is in the 2019 Holiday Catalog. $3 of every sale of this stamp set goes toward mental health organizations. I hope you will help me support mental health by purchasing this set.

Here’s the card:

Stampin' UPs Natures Beauty card

To create this card click here for the free tutorial: Gather Together and Give Thanks – Natures Beauty


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I Am Thankful for You – Bird Ballad and Perennial Essence – A Perfect Pair

I Am Thankful for You

This weeks tutorial combines some pretty amazing products. You have to check out the Bird Ballad Laser Cut cards. These ready made cards are beautifully detailed and when you couple them with the Perennial Essence designer series paper, OH MY GOODNESS it’s beauty overload.

Here’s the Perennial Essence DSP





Here’s this week’s card:

I Am Thankful for You card using Bird Ballad Laser Cut cards and Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

You can get the full tutorial to make these cards by clicking here: Bird Ballad I am Thankful for You

I hope you enjoy this weeks tutorial and I appreciate you stopping by to visits. Please be sure to subscribe so that you are notified when we make new posts and receive our newsletters!

Want to make these cards in person? Be sure to register for our classes. Check out the calendar and reserve your spot.

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Stampin’ UP!s Ride With Me Set – Happy Harvest

Alright, who loves to color?

Thanksgiving is right around the corner so this weeks tutorial brings you a cute card featuring the Ride With Me stamp set and dies. You’ll create the sky and road by rolling ink onto Whisper White card stock and stamping some grass but the feature of the card is the vintage truck! While the sample features the Mint Macron, what color will your truck be? Oh, I don’t forget the Wink Of Stella to create some shine! Get all the details by clicking here: Happy Harvest – Ride With Me

Stampin’ UP!s Ride With Me stamp set and Truck Ride Dies








Be sure to visit over the next couple of weeks as we feature several more Thanksgiving themed cards!

Be sure to check the calendar for up coming card classes and RSVP for one soon!

See you next week!



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Adventure Pocket Card with Stampin’ UP!s See A Silhoutte DSP

This weeks tutorial is a cool take on a greeting card!

This week I wanted to share with you a different way to send greetings. Most greeting cards either fold up or fold left, and we have created some pretty stinkin’ cute cards that way! But, this week, let’s create a pocket card. It’s super easy! The card insert can be a gift card holder too by simply making the card insert 1/2″ longer and folding it at that 1/2″ mark.

Click here to down load the free tutorial: Adventure Pocket Card

Pocket Card using See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper

See a Sihouette Suite by Stampin’ UP!

If you’re looking for a group of crafty ladies to make cards and other fun paper crafts each month, I’d love to have you join our monthly card class. We meet on the third Sunday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 2:00 pm. Take a look at the calendar and send me an RSVP!

Thank you for visiting with us and we hope to see you back here soon!

Happy crafting!

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