Come Sail Away Memories & More

Hello on this beautiful sun-filled day here in Lancaster, PA! I was busy last week working on projects for my Product Premiere and stamping club and it was so much fun playing with my catalog pre-orders. I just received the first order I placed when the catalog went live and can’t wait to work on more new projects! I will be posting the projects here in the weeks to come. Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card I made using the Come Sail Away Memories Card Pack – no stamping necessary!

Here is how I made the card:

  • I used a Whisper White Note Card for the card base.
  • Select a piece of paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper pack, cut at 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ and adhere to card base.
  • Cut a piece of the sailboat DSP at 3″ x 4″. The card pack has a variety of overlays to choose from and I selected the sailboat, which I trimmed down to 3″ x 4″ and attached to the DSP using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Tie a bow with the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand bakers twine and attach to sailboat piece with a glue dot.
  • There are two each of two different sticker sheets in the card pack. Select a greeting and accent piece and adhere to sailboat piece. I selected the “Happy Day” greeting and one of the compass images and attached it with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Attach the sailboat piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I love using the Memories & More Card Packs. You can make a bunch of cards in no time at all, which makes them great for beginning crafters because you don’t even have to use stamps and ink! They are also great for casual and avid crafters that love to craft but are sometimes short on time. Stampin’ Up! sells an assorted package of Memories & More cards and envelopes designed specifically for the two sizes of the cards in the pack. I used the Stampin’ Up! Notecards because I was awaiting them in my most recent order, so give those a try if you have a package on hand.

Here is a short video about the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack.

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New Annual Catalog is Now Live!

Hello! The new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is now live so you can begin to place orders. To view the catalog click on the cover image on the right side panel. As of today, two items will not available until late June: Petal Pink Organdy ribbon #149441 and Sail Away Trinkets #149482. As I previously reported, the Purple Posy stamping pad and reinker are not available due to a quality issue and no date has been announced yet as to when they will become available.

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Sailing Home Suite

Hello! There are only a few hours left to order from the 2018-2019 catalog. The new 2019-2020 annual catalog goes live tomorrow, June 4th, at noon (MT) and 2:00pm (EST)! Today’s card features products from one of the new suites, Sailing Home. This suite is pictured on the front cover of the new catalog and on pages 144-146. There are some wonderful images and greetings (with a great type font) in the Sailing Home stamp set so I’m sure this will be a very popular suite!

Here is how I made the card:

  • Card base – Crumb Cake card stock cut at 5 1/2″ x 11″, score and fold in half.
  • Select a paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Papers and cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere to card front.
  • Select a contrasting piece of Designer Series Paper and cut at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Adhere to piece of Crumb Cake card stock cut at 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″. Adhere at an angle to the card front.
  • Cut piece of Very Vanilla card stock at 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp lighthouse image with Soft Suede ink. Stamp image of sea gulls with Night of Navy ink. Stamp greeting at bottom of piece.
  • Wrap baker’s twine three times around card and tie in a bow. Attach the wheel trinket to a piece of linen thread and tie around bow.
  • Cut piece of Crumb Cake card stock at 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ and adhere to stamped piece. Adhere to card at an angle.

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Product Preview: Magnolia Lane Suite

Hello! Today’s card features products from the Magnolia Lane Suite in the 2019-2020 annual catalog. These products will be available starting on June 4th. I am such a sucker for floral designs and the minute I laid eyes on this suite I knew I had to have it! Today’s card uses the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, coordinating dies and the beautiful Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper. In the coming weeks I will be posting more cards using these products.

Here is how I made this card:

Card base – Petal Pink card stock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.

  • Emboss front of card with the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder. To get the curved cut at the bottom of the card use the die from the Magnolia Memory Dies. I wanted a nice amount of Designer Series Paper to show so instead of placing the die flush at the bottom of the card I moved it up. To make sure it stayed in place while I was running it through the Big Shot I used some washi tape to hold it.
  • Stamp large floral image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Shimmery White Card Stock. Watercolor the image using a blender pen and Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Blushing Bride and So Saffron inks. I colored each petal partially, leaving the bottoms of the petals white. Let piece dry and then die cut.
  • Stamp the Hello greeting with Mossy Meadow. I used one of the small dies from the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies to cut out the greeting. Adhere floral image and greeting. I added a few pearls for a bit of bling.
  • For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I then cut a piece of the striped Designer Series Papers at 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and adhered to bottom of white card stock. Adhere piece to inside of card.
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Last Chance for Designer Series Papers

Hello! There are only 10 more days before the new 2019-2020 annual catalog goes live so now is your last chance to purchase Designer Series Papers from the current 2019-2019 catalog because all papers are being retired. It is very rare when Stampin’ Up! carries over DSPs. Here are some cards I’ve made this past year using my favorite papers.

Garden Impressions

Petal Promenade

Share What You Love

Tropical Escape

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If you are a current customer and have placed an order with me in the last year I have either mailed you the new catalog or will be hand-delivering it to you. If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I’d be happy to help you place orders and send you a catalog. To request a catalog, click on the Contact Me link at the top of this page to send me a message.

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Wonderful Romance Wedding Card

I was recently asked by a business colleague to create a card for a wedding she will be attending in early June so I finally got a chance to use the beautiful Wonderful Romance stamp set from the Occasions catalog before it retires on June 3rd! The coordinating Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies have sold out and are no longer available.

This card was actually quite easy to put together. Here is how I made it.

  • Cut piece of Whisper White Thick Card Stock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″x 5 1/4″ and emboss with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This folder will be available in the new annual catalog. Attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut circle with the die in the Wonderful Flower Framelits Dies. Stamp greeting with Mint Macaron ink. I used a greeting from the Floral Phrases stamp set. Attach to card.
  • Stamp large floral image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Shimmery White card stock. Color the leaves and flowers with these Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party, Pineapple Punch. I used dark and light blends for all except Pineapple Punch. Die cut image and attach to card front with multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Make double bow with white ribbon of your choice. I used 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White ribbon and attached to the flower stems with glue dot. This ribbon retired last year and I was so sorry to see it go because I think it is was one of the best white ribbons we ever had.

Before I made the final card I did a practice piece for the floral image to see how the blends would look together. I was so happy with how it looked that I did another one and used the practice piece to make a 10th wedding anniversary card for a dear friend and her husband.


I followed most of the steps listed above, adding these changes.

I used a greeting from the Your Perfect Day stamp set, which retired a few years ago. I added a white flower from the Frosted Flower Embellishments. These pretty embellishments will be available in the new annual catalog. I positioned the greeting and floral piece differently and also eliminated a bow for this card.

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