I am playing along with the FabFri174 challenge for today’s card.  It is a color combination that is right up my alley.



I used the Cup of Christmas Bundle for a non-Christmas card.  I hope you look at stamp sets the same way.  What else can I do that extends the life / usefulness of a stamp set.

Here is the Challenge icon:

Orange is one of my most favorite colors!  So when I saw the color combination I knew I had to play along.  It reminds me of the 60’s and 70’s and the large flowers that were on EVERYTHING!  I think I had jeans, tops, even a trash can in my room with the bright flowers.

For the background I decided to give detail to the Melon Mambo and added the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder.  I believe it fit perfectly.  The tag is from the Christmas dies .  The sentiment fit perfectly and it is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

I added a few of the epoxy drops to the background to give a little extra sparkle.  The ribbon holding the tag is actually Grapefruit Grove, but it works well with the Orange, or in my case, Pumpkin Pie.  The “steam” from the cups is from the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set.


  • 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • 5 1/4 X 4
  • 2 5/8 X 4
  • 2 1/2 X 4
  • 2 3/8 X 4


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new project.  I will be sharing a card using the Christmas Rose Bundle.  I love the entire bundle, but it is great that you can purchase the pieces that you like and not the entire bundle if you do not want it all.  I did……and I LOVE the bracelet!!



My October Host Code is BD2FGFTK.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  There is not a date yet as to when it will be available for customer orders.  However, you can place it on a Starter Kit!!  Hint, Hint !!



CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.