Make a Card, Send a Card, All For World Cardmaking Day!

Make a Card, Send a Card, All For World Cardmaking Day!

Today is World Cardmaking day and I am challenging all of you to make a card and send a card in honor of this day dedicated to us cardmakers!  I want you to stop, right now, close your eyes (well, when you finish this sentence) and remember the feelings you had the last time you received a handwritten card. Go ahead……  Now, did you remember feeling honored?  Delighted?  Special?  Loved?  Wouldn’t you like to make other people you love and care for feel the same way?  So go ahead, MAKE that card and then SEND that card!

There are so many reasons to send cards.  One of the most popular reasons to send a card in to celebrate a birthday.  Here are a couple of some samples to get you thinking:

From little people

Making A Handmade Birthday Card for a Little Boy


to grown up people

Using Stake Your Claim with Handpicked Framelits (Stampin' Up!)

to everyone in between (search “Birthday” in “Categories” in the right sidebar), birthday cards are easy and fun to make and you can customize your celebratory greeting just for your recipient.

What about cards that celebrate friendship like this one

Using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin' Up!) or this one?

DIY Card Making: Using Sheltering Tree to Hug a Friend


Or how about Thank You cards?  Like this one

Using Stampin' Up!'s A World of Thanks to Make a Fast Thank You Card

The possibilities are ENDLESS!  But of course we all love learning more ideas, more designs, more tips, right?  In honor of World Cardmaking Day, I am offering over 50% the price of ALL my classes!  These classes sell everyday for $27 each (and are always free to Stamping Family Members) but from now through 9 pm Sunday night you can take any class – or all of them! – for just $9.95 each!  Head on over here, add the ones you want to your cart and get a great deal plus tons of ideas and lessons for over half off!


I want to share World Cardmaking Day with YOU!

I want to share World Cardmaking Day with YOU!

Do you know what tomorrow is?  It’s World Cardmaking Day and I want to share it with you in a very special way!

All around the world, people will be spending some time creating handmade cards through whatever their favorite crafty medium.  I surely don’t want YOU to not get a chance to do that, too, so in order to make sure that you can spend more of your time creating and less of your time coming up with ideas, I am having a big fun World Card Making Day Class Sale!

My very popular classes normally sell for $27 (or are free to Stamping Family Members) but in honor of World Card Making Day, I am offering them at OVER 50% OFF!  That’s right!  Choose any – or a few – or ALL my classes for OVER 50% OFF!!!.

This offer ends SUNDAY night at 9:00 PM CST and I know you are going to want to get a head start and do some crafting over the weekend so I am making this special available starting NOW!

Just head on over here, make your choices and get a great deal just in time to spend some quality time with your crafting goodies!

Spend more time crafting this weekend!

Two Tools To Make Your Own Gift Boxes and Envelopes on Sale!

Two Tools To Make Your Own Gift Boxes and Envelopes on Sale!

This week, through Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals, you can pick up two tools to make your own gift boxes and envelopes on sale!  The Gift Box Punch Board helps you make gift boxes in any size up to 4″ on each side using any of the gorgeous colors of card stock or Designer Series Papers.  It’s so easy you can turn out a bunch in no time and then just add a cute tag and quick tie-off with any of the beautiful ribbons and trims and you’ve got a gift ready to go!  The Envelope Punch Board lets you make envelopes in 66 different sizes meaning no matter WHAT you want to tuck inside, you will be able to create a custom fit for your project. In addition to all the card stock and Designer Series Papers you can use with this handy tool, Stampin’ Up! also introduced this year their new Envelope Paper just for use with this tool.  It’s lighter weight means it it creates crisp folds while still safely enclosing your precious project.

Here are all the goodies on sale this week through the always changing Weekly Deals:


Be sure to check out this project and this project using the Handpicked Framelits Dies, also on sale along with those two tools to make your own gift boxes and envelopes!

Hand Stamp a Colorful Birthday Card

Hand Stamp a Colorful Birthday Card

…..Or two or three, because who doesn’t love a colorful birthday card that is all celebration-like and hand stamped to boot?  This card comes together quickly and a lot of its impact is due to the use of several coordinating colors used in ways to give it a lot of WOW without a lot of work.  Take a look:

Colorful Hand Stamped Birthday Card

You can see how using these bright colors together make a really cheery card!  And using two different colors to stamp the greeting add to that celebratory vibe.  I also added the cute little “HB” balloon as an embellishment; this is a great way to add a little extra sumthin’ sumthin’ to a card using your stamps.  And see the “splatter” in Daffodil Delight?  Sometimes adding a little splash – or splatter! – of color can add just enough depth and interest to a project to take it from nice to “Niiiice!”.  And of course no card is complete without the addition of any one of the fabulous Stampin’ Up! ribbons!  In this case I went with the luscious Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon and finished it off with an always-perfect bow using the awesome 10 Second Bowmaker!

Don’t be afraid to experiment with adding splashes and splotches of color to a project, especially when using lots of colors like the colorful card above – tying your colors together and anchoring them to each other allows the eye to flow over the project, making it cohesive and in this case, playful. I even added the same splatter inside the card; the Daffodil Delight is bright enough to continue that fun feeling inside the card but light enough that I can write right over it when I figure out who will get this card.

Here’s what I used:

Product List

Try making some colorful hand stamped birthday cards today and see where you imagination leads you!

Friday Flip Halloween Card

Friday Flip Halloween Card

Welcome to a new Friday Flip that is a Halloween card!

Earlier in the week, I shared this card and video:


15 min Christmas Card


If you missed it, click here to see it.

Today, we are FLIPPING  it into a Halloween card!

I am personally not one to go all out for Halloween.  It’s just not my thing.  But for some reason, the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set and Boo To You Framelit set jumped out of the holiday catalog like a 3 year old Spiderman trying to scare me into giving him more candy.

I just love it.  Check out this bundle – crazy cute right?  (All supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.)


friday flip halloween card


I have no regretted purchasing it one bit.  Maybe because it is still insanely hot here, but all the Christmas stuff is sitting around collecting dust, but these two gems are getting a work out!

So here we go with another Friday Flip video tutorial:



Simple, right?  But with lots of pop!  The stamp set and framelits do all the heavy lifting so you don’t need much else on this card.


friday flip halloween card


Here is a list of supplies used.  To order any of them, simply click on the item and add it to your bag.  Complete your order and don’t forget to track it on your Reward Tracker!

Product List

Big Shot


Thanks so much for joining me for today’s Friday Flip!  See you in the next one!