Super Duper Birthday!

The set I am using today is called Super Duper!  Don’t you just love that name?  And I hate to admit it, but it was not even on my radar until I was headed to Savannah OnStage.  My up, upline Pam Morris had used it for her swap card.  It was just so darn cute.  So naturally I had to give it a second look in the Occasions Catalog.  I’m sure you can guess what that answer was…..Yes, it came to my house with my next order!  So here it is:


Super Duper, 142874, $19.00

This card does not have any Bling, it is just a simple, cute, birthday card that would work for anyone.  I made it for a guy who doesn’t really care for Bling.  And that is OK.

But if you are looking for a cute and quick card , then this is for you.

  • The base of the card is Mint Macaron – 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 folded in half
  • The basic black layer is – 5 1/4 X 4
  • The whisper white layer is – 5 1/8 X 3 7/8

And that is it.  So very simple!!  If you like the Mint Macaron, and oh boy do I !, then click down on the retiring list because it is going away at the end of May (or before if supply runs out).  The Super Duper set is in the Occasions Catalog but thankfully was chosen to carry over into the next Annual Catalog .

And speaking of the Annual Catalog, If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator , and would like to have one of our catalogs, please use the Contact Me button at the top of the post.  I will be happy to send you one when they are available.

Have a Super Duper Day !


Jar Of Love

My card for today was for my friend Michelle’s birthday.  I didn’t want to post about it until after she had received it in case she saw the post.  Since yesterday was her birthday and I know she received the card, here it is:


Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Independent demonstrator

Jar of Love, 141587


I really adore this stamp set.  I grew up with a lot of mason jars being used for all sorts of things.  And they were the first thing my Mom went to for a flower vase.  This set is a must have!  And please remember the set is carrying over to the new catalog, but it will not have the bundle price.  With the current catalog bundle price you can save 10% on the stamp set and dies together.  And you really do want the dies.  It makes popping up the flowers just so easy.

Ok, now to card details. There are current and retired mixed in the card.  The base is Old Olive card stock with the Brights DSP stack used on the right side and a scrap from some retired DSP on the left.  I was looking for a complimentary/contrasting paper. I stamped the jar in Bermuda Bay to mimic the blue Ball Mason Jars I remember.  The water is Soft Sky.  The stems are Old Olive.  The peach flowers are Peekaboo Peach stamped off for the large part and full strength for the small section.  On the one I tried Calypso Coral and wasn’t as excited by it but though all flowers look a little different…right?  The blue flowers are Marina Mist stamped off and full strength.

The flowers are all cut out using the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies that are part of the bundle.  A must have!!  Some of the flowers are flat on the paper and a few are popped up with our Stampin’ Dimenstionals.  The black centers of the peach flowers really just make the flower pop.  For the blue flowers I added small pearls from our Pearl Basic Jewels.

The For You is cut using the Tags and Labels Framelits.  I am really sad to see those on the retiring list.  The little paperclip is a retired item. However there are some cute paperclips in the Occasions catalog with the valentine suite.  I have them and just could not put my hands on them.  Don’t you hate when that happens!  The strip of ribbon is just to help tie in the flower colors a little bit.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out today’s project.  I really appreciate it and hope that you liked this birthday card.  I would love to see your thoughts in the comments.

Please do not forget the Retiring list!!


The supplies I used today:

A Friendly Wish

Today’s post is from a favorite set.  I just love the sayings and have really used it quite often.  And unfortunately  it is on the retiring list.  So many great sets are on the list …”insert really SAD FACE” !!


Friendly Wishes, Stampin’ Up!, 139579, $19.00


This is such a cute card .  And who would not just love to receive it?  It would definitely put a SMILE on your face.  It also puts a smile on your face as the maker of this sweet card, because it is a quick and easy one.

  • The base layer is Melon Mambo 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, and folded in half
  • The white layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The Pop of Pink DSP is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • The banner pieces are both just a smudge over 2 ” wide, to accommodate the stamp and 5″ tall ***
  • ***I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the Banner Triple Punch on both pieces. These both cut down on the finished size of the banners.
  • The banners are taped together and raised with our GOTTA HAVE THEM Dimensions.
  • The ribbon is the Thick Baker’s Twine in Melon Mambo.

There you go, such a quick and cute card.  And as I am trying to make myself use up all of my DSP (like I could possible use it all – HAHA!!), it is really quick to make.

Please remember that Retiring Items are mostly “While Supply Lasts”, so if you are thinking of a few items consider ordering them now.  You can click on the Retiring Banner to go directly to the retiring list in my online store.  You can also click on the card, or the SHOP button at the top of my page.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visiting and I love your comments.


The supplies I used are listed here:

Build A Birthday

Today’s card is from the retiring list and is such a sweet stamp set.  It is the Birthday Wishes set.  It is a cake builder, candle builder bunch of fun stamps.  The set is very versatile and just FUN!!  Here is the card:

Birthday Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Independent Demonstrator

Birthday Wishes, 138646, $21.00

This is just a HAPPY , Happy Birthday card!  Or for me, it is a SMILE card.  Who would not smile when they opened the envelope to reveal this card?

The stamp set is photopolymer, so it is very easy to just “eyeball” the layers to line then up.  I know some of you are Red Rubber Fans.  And I have to admit that I was leary of the photopolymer initially.  But it is times like this that have helped to convert me.  Also I love being able to see through the stamp for ease of placement of my sentiments.

Almost all of the items on today’s card are on the Retiring List.  Please don’t forget to check it if there is something you have been waiting on.  They will not last very long.  You can click the link below to get to the list.

The supplies I used today are here:


InKing Royalty Blog Hop



Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! Today’s hop is filled with projects inspired by the Stampin’ Up!’s retiring 2015-2017 In Color Collection – our tributes to Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. What fun! We’ve really enjoyed playing with these amazing colors over the past two years – and we are excited to share our creations with you today. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Isn’t it odd how we discover things and then they are discontinued?  That’s the way I have been with the two colors I am focusing on today.  Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron were “OK”, until about six months ago.  Then they became some of my GoTo colors.  Mint Macaron became a special favorite and I have used it probably too much.

For today’s card everything is retiring with the exception of two items.  Check it out…….


Little Cuties, Moroccan DSP, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron,

Little Cuties, 142990, $17.00


I used this card fold a few weeks ago. You can see that card by CLICK HERE. I just love how it shows off your stamped background or DSP.  By separating the two pieces it gets an extra punch of attention. You can see that card from my Gallery at the top of the page.

My base layer is Tip Top Taupe with Mint Macaron as the second layer.  Moroccan DSP is the focal point along with the cutest little puppy from the Little Cuties set. I colored the puppy’s spots with Watercolor Pencils and spread it with a Blender Pen. The balloon is from Balloon Adventures and is punched with the Balloon Builders punch.  The linen threat is held in the puppy’s mouth with just a dab of Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I used a glue dot to hold the other end of the string underneath the balloon and to attach the bow to the balloon.

The dimensions for this card are:

  • Base card is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 1 1/4 and 5 1/2 (Fold back or cut off the 1 1/4 piece)
  • Second layer is 3 7/8 X 4 1/8 and 1 3/8 X 4 1/8 for the side piece
  • Top layer of DSP is 3 3/4 X 4 and 1 1/4 X 4.
  • The Puppy was cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.

My supply list is at the bottom of the post.  As I said in the beginning, almost everything I used will retire the end of May and some beforehand if they sell out.  I would hate for you to miss out on something you are interested in.  By clicking on the card or the supplies you will be taken to my on line store.

I hope you enjoyed this card and I would love to hear your comments.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs.

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Wendy Cranford at Luvin’ Stampin’
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs
  10. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  11. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  12. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie



BYOP Gift Card Holder

I find  myself giving Gift Cards a lot more than buying actual gifts.  I am at the age, not saying what age !, that if I want something I go buy it.  And most of my friends are the same.  So I find it better to give a gift card for a favorite store or restaurant than to worry over what they might like and not already have.  Are you in that same area?

This card holds a gift card and is large enough for you to still write on and it fits in a standard envelope.  Yay, and yay!  Here is is:


BYOP, & Balloon Adventures


BYOP & Balloon Adventures


As you can see in the first picture, the “Open Me Already” holds the card closed if you were giving the gift in person. You would not need to place it in an envelope.

I apologize for the SAB DSP I used.  I designed this card for a girl’s weekend shoe box swap and at the time it was during SAB.  Then, of course, I forgot to use it in a post before it retired.  However I am giving you all of the measurements so you can use any DSP you have on hand.

The measurements are:

  •     Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and is scored at 2 & 5 3/4
  •     Card slot is 2 X 4 1/4 and is scored at 1/4 on 2 short sides & 1 long side
  •     Inside greeting is 4 3/4 X 3 1/4

DSP – small is 5 X 1 3/4 and larger is 5 X 2 1/2

For the gift card slot , cut out the 2 corners where the scoring intersects. This makes for a less bulky fold.  Score all the lines and add glue or tear tape to the three folds.  I recommend folding the sides in first and then the bottom . This way your card, or cash, has a little more room in the bottom without getting hung on that flap. And it will hold cash as well as a gift card !

For the front closure be sure and place your dimensionals no higher than the center of the label and place them beside each other in the center.  That way there is room for the top flap to fold under and by them being beside each other I think it gives it a little  more strength.  You don’t want your card to not work properly !!

Please if you have any questions about this card and my directions leave a comment or email me.  I am happy to explain further.

Thank you for stopping by.  The supplies I used are listed below.  And Do Not Forget the Retiring List !!