Banner Blast Birthday Card

We are in the last stretch of the Sale-a-bration! Not even 2 more weeks left! Today’s card was made with the fun Banner Blast set and assorted punch. Get them both for free as Sale-a-bration items! I also used the birthday stamp from “See Ya Later” set (also a Sale-a-bration stamp set). The designer series paper I used to make the banner flags is the Sweet Sorbet DSP, also a Sale-a-bration item!

To make your order, simply click here!

Banner Blast Summer Starfruit


Stamp set: Gorgeous Grunge, See Ya Later (SAB), Banner Blast

CS and paper: Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP

Ink: Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloup ink pads; Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit Stampin’ markers

Tools: Banner punch


1. Cut half a sheet of Summer Starfruit (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″). Fold in half to make the card base.

2. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ rectangle of Whisper White card stock. Stamp ink splatters using the stamp from “Gorgeous Grunge” stamp set with Pool Party ink. Color the Birthday stamp from “See Ya Later” set with the Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit Stampin’ markers. Stamp at the bottom right corner. Stamp a few stars from the Banner Blast stamp set, with Summer Starfruit ink.

3. Stamp 3 banner flags in Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloup ink. Cut with the Banner punch. Cut out 3 more flags using scrap pieces from Sweet Sorbet Designer Series paper. Adhere in place to form the banner.

4. Adhere your card front on the card base with Snail adhesive.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air today! Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have someone you love to spend it with!  Today, I would like to share a card we made at my last monthly card (for the Valentine’s Day theme). This card was based on another card I made before that was quite ambitious for a monthly card class, so I changed it a bit… (You can see the other one here.)

Language of Love (2)

For this card, I combined Real Red, Basic Black and Gold, as the color scheme. I used the “Language of Love” stamp set and the banner from “Banner Blast” (a free Sale-a-bration set!). The big heart is cut with the Heart framelits out of Real Red Core’dinations card stock and embossed with the Chevron embossing folder. I then sanded the card stock to see the lighter color “appear”! The Whisper White background is embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder, also a free item from the Sale-a-bration. The little hearts were cut with the Owl builder punch out of Gold glimmer paper.


Stamp set: Language of Love, Banner Blast.

CS and paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold glimmer paper, Real Red Core’dinations card stock

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red,

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection framelits, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Chevron embossing folder, Banner punch, Owl builder punch

Romantic Valentine AW08 Sketch Challenge

I made this card based on a Sketch for the “Around the World Challenge AW08”. If you like my card, you can click on this link and go vote for it!!!

I always like to use Black, Red and Gold to make a romantic Valentine’s Day card.  These colors are so rich together, it’s always a winning combination!

Language of Love

I used the new Stamp set from the Occasions mini-catalogue called “Language of Love” to stamp the hearts in the center. One was embossed with gold embossing powder and the second with Black embossing powder. I then used Cherry Cobbler ink and sponge it to on the second heart to make it really stand out!  I also used the Banner Blast stamp set (that you can get for free as one of the Sale-a-Bration set, starting January 28) and the “Hearts a Flutter” stamp set for the smaller pennant at the bottom, also embossed with gold embossing powder.

Do you like the new Gold Sequin? You can buy it as a trim to add some “bling” to your projects!  It’s on p.23 of the mini-catalogue. (Item #132983). You get 10 yards for $6.50.  You can also take the sequin off the trim and glue them separately like I did on this card. Really cool new accessory!

Here’s the Language of Love stamp set: to order it click here!

Language of Love

Language of Love

#133077 Clear $15.95 or #133074 Wood $20.95


Stamp sets: Language of Love, Hearts a Flutter, Banner Blast

CS and paper: Cherry Cobbler, Natural White, Basic Black, Whisper White, Red Glimmer paper

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark, Gold, Basic Black embossing powders

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Pretty Prints embossing folder, Heart Collection Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Owl punch (for the small heart), heat tool

Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim

2014 is here!!! Sale-a-bration Sneak peek!

Happy New Year!!! I have another “happy new year” card for you today! I used the new Sale-a-bration set called Banner Blast and the “Good as Gold” card kit, two FREE items that will be available for you starting on January 28, until March 31st.  (One free item with every $60 purchase.) I love the gold paper that comes in the Good as gold card kit!

Banner Blast Happy New Year


Stamp set: Banner Blast (SAB*), Teeny Tiny Wishes

CS and paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Designer paper from “Good as Gold” card kit (SAB*)

Ink: Island Indigo, Tango Tangerine, Pistachio Pudding, Gold metallic Encore ink, Versamark, Gold embossing powder

Tools: Banner punch, heat tool

*SAB: Sale-a-bration items available soon from January 28 to March 31 2014