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Handcarved Background-Your Stamping Teacher

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Stampin’ Up’s! Firm Foam pads are the best!  For great coverage use our Stampin’ Pierce Mat for even pressure and ink coverage.
  • The Flower Patch is bundled with the Flower Fair Framelits for extra savings when purchased together. (15% discount)
  • Crushed Curry provides a great going-into-fall look for your cards.
  • I added a little Real Red to the center of the flower to make it really POP!
  • The Flower Patch stamp set is so versatile.  I know you probably have LOTS of flowers in your collection, but these are the greatest.

Stampin’ Supplies:

Pansy Punch and Fresh Prints Designer Paper Pack

Are you someone who takes out their craft supplies, then proceeds to sit and stare at your supplies while thinking of something to make?

A quick solution is to open any Stampin’ Up! catalog and use a layout to get your crafting started.

I, like many, am strapped for time, so I find this method quick, easy and saves time as well.

Pansy PunchYour Stamping Teacher Tips

  • Using the Fresh Prints Designer Series Pack?  Layout the papers side by side for the best coordination.
  • The Silver Glimmer paper adds a lot of bling to any project.  It pairs particularly well with the Coastal Cabana.
  • Try stamping your sentiment and turning it in the vertical position for something different.
  • Pennants are all the rage, so be sure to cut all the ends to keep the theme.
  • The Express Yourself sentiments are hostess stamps.  Need the perfect words to add to your card?  This fits the bill!  I can show you how to earn yours for FREE!

Do you have a favorite Designer Series Paper for this season?  I happen to love the Fresh Prints Designer Paper Pack.  Easy to use and easy to coordinate.

Stampin’ Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Express Yourself (Hostess)
  • Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
  • Paper:  Whisper White,  Fresh Prints Designer Paper Pack, Silver Glimmer Paper, Coastal Cabana
  • Accessories:  Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Large Rhinestones

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Quick and Easy Using Your Scraps!

When your week is too busy and you absolutely need a quick and easy card, why not use your scraps of Designer Series Paper to get the job done?!

Personalize the card you  make with Teeny Tiny Wishes, another go-to stamp set that has 24 sentiments for just about any occasion.

Retirement Up close you will notice that I added some ink splats from Gorgeous Grunge.  Just enough interest without overdoing it.

Retirement Closeup

Hostess code for this month:



Only one week left to take advantage of Stampin’ Up’s! $25 offer.


Ready to Join?!

Read for more information.

Offer ends October 21st

Now go and stamp something today….you’ll be happy you did!


One layout! Two cards!

Do you struggle to find time to make cards!  I think we all do!

Get more bang for your buck and a time saver as well!

You know me well enough by now that I am always looking for easy peasy!

I needed two cards for two different people!  A birthday card and a Best Wishes card!

Why not make two cards using the same layout?  Just change out the sentiment!

Gorgeous Grunge
Your Stamping Teacher Tip: 

  • Stick to just two or three colors that complement each other.
  • Remember!  Do not add a flower to the masculine card.
  • Did you know you can save money with Stampin’ Up’s! Bundles?!  Check out the offerings here!

Dual Layout 1Speaking of the Color Coach!

Let this coach help you put together custom color schemes to express your unique creativity when you are in a hurry.  Need a quick reference of all colors in a collection?   A card for every color, or blank cards to record your own color combinations,  then this swatch book is for you!

* Includes 55 double-sided cards with removable metal post fastener
* On individual color cards, one side shows color, the other side lists coordinating colors
* Card size: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″

Color Coach

Save 15% when you purchase Label Love and the Artisan Punch!




Six Sided Sampler Sketch

Helloooo, friends!  Did you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend?!

I have to say, I almost made my husband take out the air conditioners on Saturday.  It is a good thing we didn’t!  The humidity was a killer.

I wanted to share with you a layout that I came across a while ago!  I used Six Sided Sampler, however, you could use practically any stamp set with a coordinated punch.

 Six Sided Sampler 1Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Use your designer series paper as the perfect color combination.
  • Offset your rhinestones to give your project a more playful feel!
  • The Six Sided Sampler Bundle is discounted 15 %.  Stamp set and punch!

Six Sided SamplerSix Sided Sampler Bundle

Did you notice the sentiment?!

Oh yes!  I found the hostess set from the Annual Catalog, Express Yourself, has many sentiments for just about any occasion.  I think I will be keeping this one.

Express YourselfPlace an order in my ONLINE STORE of $150 before shipping and taxes and this sweet set can be yours for FREE!

Your Stamping Teacher