Needlepoint Nook Mother’s Day Cards

Today I’m featuring the Needlepoint Nook product suite from the Occasions catalog. The stamps include lovely floral images and a wonderful variety of greetings and type fonts. When you look close up at the Designer Series Papers the floral images are actual embroidered pieces that have been photographed and turned into these papers. The reverse sides of the papers feature different embroidery stitches. As someone who loves to embroider I really appreciate the work that went into creating them!

Here is a card I made for Mother’s Day using the Needle & Thread stamp set, Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies and Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper.



Here are the steps to make the card:

  • Card base – Berry Burst card stock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half
  • Cut piece of Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and attach to card base
  • Cut piece of Blushing Bride card stock at 3″ x 4″ and using the large floral die run through the Big Shot to emboss the stitched floral image
  • Stamp the largest flower with Berry Burst ink and stamp two of the smaller flowers, one with Balmy Blue and one with Highland Heather ink. Stamp the large leaf image with Old Olive ink. Die cut all images by running through the Big Shot
  • Use the Well Said bundle from the Occasions catalog to die cut the word “happy” from Balmy Blue card stock and stamp the Mother’s Day words on small piece of Whisper White card stock with Balmy Blue ink. To adhere the word you can either attach a small piece of a multipurpose adhesive sheet to the Balmy Blue card stock before running through the Big Shot or you can use multipurpose liquid glue or the fine-tip glue pen to adhere. Trim Mother’s Day words and attach underneath the “happy” die cut.
  • Arrange die cut floral images and adhere to card using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Attach piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ to inside of card and if desired, stamp image of large flower with Berry Burst ink at bottom of card.

Here is another card using the product suite. It was one of the make and take projects we made at Stampin’ Up’s OnStage event last November. The greeting, “sending you happiness and love” is a perfect sentiment for a Mother’s Day card.

All of the products in this suite will be retiring on June 3rd so if you would like to purchase any of them do not wait because availability is while supplies last! Visit my online store to purchase these products.


You won’t want to miss out on the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, which was designed by Shelli Gardner, founder and Board Chairman of Stampin’ Up! The deadline to order this kit is May 10th and it will arrive in your mailbox by May 20th. While this kit is stand-alone and all you need to add is adhesives, it has been designed to coordinate with the new Bird Ballad product suite in the 2019-2020 annual catalog so if you are an avid crafter you can use the products in this kit to design your own cards. For additional information and to order click here to visit my Paper Pumpkin site.

Place an online order between $50-$149 with me and receive a free gift. This month’s gift is a package of clear rhinestones.

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Classic Garage Birthday Cards

Hello! Today I’m featuring two birthday cards using products from the Classic Garage Suite, which is pictured on pages 42-43 in the Occasions catalog. This is one of my favorite suites in the catalog and I’m so glad that the stamp set and coordinating dies will be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. These products are great for making masculine cards and are so much fun to work with!

I made this for my friend Bill’s birthday last month and used my “go to” layout, which is a great way to showcase our great Designer Series Papers.

This card was made for my brother Mark, who celebrated his birthday yesterday. I decided to use the same layout for this card too.

To make both of these cards here are the basic dimensions.

  • Tranquil Tide cardstock for card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half
  • Classic Garage Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Tranquil Tide cardstock mat for art piece – 3 1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White base for art piece – 3″ x 3 3/4″

For the first card stamp the car with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and die cut it with the coordinating framelit from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies. Select a few of the gear dies and cut with Basic Black, Basic Gray and Silver Foil cardstock.

Wrap piece of silver metallic thread around Whisper White base and tape at back of piece. Using the Stamparatus, stamp the greeting in the upper left corner of the base with Tranquil Tide ink.

Adhere gears to base with multipurpose liquid glue. Adhere car using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere base to Tranquil Tide mat and adhere this piece to the card.

For the second card stamp the car with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and die cut it with the coordinating framelit from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies. Select a few of the gear dies and cut with Basic Black and Crushed Curry cardstock.

Using the oil splotch stamp, ink it up with Smoky Slate and stamp off once before stamping onto Whisper White piece. Do this several times. Using the Stamparatus, stamp the greeting in the upper left corner of the base with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Adhere gears to base with multipurpose liquid glue. Adhere car using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere base to Tranquil Tide mat and adhere this piece to the card.

As a reminder, Tranquil Tide, one of the 2017-2019 InColors will be retiring soon. In addition, the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper will also be retiring. This is a terrific set of papers and it really makes the cards pop! If you have been thinking about purchasing them now is the time!

Place an online order between $50-$149 with me and receive a free gift. This month’s gift is a package of Pearlized Doilies.


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Garden Impressions Tea Together

Hello! This is the last day of Stampin’ Up’s annual Sale-A-Bration promotion so there only a few hours left to place your last minute orders! Today I have two cards for you that feature the Tea Together stamp set on page 49 of the Occasions catalog and the Tea Time Framelits Dies, one of the Sale-A-Bration items you can get with a $100 purchase. It is very rare for Sale-A-Bration items to carry over into an upcoming annual catalog, so I’m happy to let you know that these dies will be available again beginning with the new catalog release on June 4th, 2019. The teapots in both cards are made using some of the beautiful papers from the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper shown on page 130 in the catalog.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Run piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and adhere to front of card base.
  • Stamp teapot and cup and saucer images on sheet of Designer Series Paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and run through Big Shot using coordinating framelits dies. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp large rose and two small flower images on piece of Whisper White cardstock with Memento ink. Color flowers using these Stampin’ Blends: large rose – light & dark Calypso Coral, dark Flirty Flamingo, small flowers – dark Daffodil Delight for flower centers, light & dark Calypso Coral, leaves – light Shaded Spruce. Run through Big Shot with coordinating dies. Adhere to teapot and tea cup.
  • For the greeting I stamped “thanks” from the Beauty Abounds stamp set onto a small piece of Soft Sea Foam with Memento ink , however you can choose any greeting from your collection of stamp sets. I die cut the greeting with one of the labels from the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies and adhered it to the upper left corner of the card.
  • Card base – cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Stamp teapot image on sheet of Designer Series Paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and run through Big Shot using coordinating framelits die. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp one of the small butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set with Memento ink onto small piece of Whisper White cardstock and color with dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend marker. Punch out with the Butterfly Duet Punch. Good news – this punch was put on “not orderable” status for six weeks and is now available again!
  • Stamp “thank you” greeting from the Climbing Roses stamp set on small piece of Whisper White cardstock with Night of Navy ink. Punch out with the Pretty Label punch. Adhere to bottom of teapot and then adhere butterfly to teapot with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals .
  • Run piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Mango Melody cardstock through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. Cut piece of 1/2″ Night of Navy gingham ribbon and tie around embossed piece. Adhere to front of card base.

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Going, Going, Gone!

Hello! This year’s Sale-A-Bration and Occasions catalog products are among the most popular we’ve had in years, which is a good thing! However, a number of items have sold out and will not be offered again.

  • Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack #149623
  • Butterfly Elements #149711
  • Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets #149712
  • Precious Parcel Card Kit #149750
  • Call Me Cupcake Framelits #150072
  • Hop Around Framelits #150073
  • Doily Builder Thinlits Dies #148553 – this item will not be available in the future and will be retiring from the Occasions catalog. The coordinating stamp set, Dear Doily #148690, is still available for purchase.

These items from the Occasions catalog have now reached low inventory status and will no longer be available when they are sold out, so if you have been thinking of ordering them, don’t wait! All three of these die sets are sold separately and as part of a bundle with a coordinating stamp set. Once the dies are sold out, the bundles will no longer be available but you will still be able to order the stamp sets.

  • Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies #148529
  • Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies #148549
  • Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies #148548

Inventory for the Bunny Builder Punch in the annual catalog is now depleted and is not orderable right now. Additional inventory is expected at the end of April. All backorders will be fulfilled at that time and it will be available for purchase again. As the punch is not orderable, the Best Bunny Bundle is also not orderable at this time however, you can still order the stamp set.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need help with placing an order.


Tea Together

Hello! Today I’m sharing another tea-themed card we made at my Tea Time class recently. This card features the Tea Together stamp set pictured on page 49 in the Occasions catalog and the coordinating Tea Time Framelits Dies that you can get as a free Sale-A-Bration item with any purchase of $100. I also used the beautiful Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper shown on page 11 in the Occasions catalog. Included are 6 sheets of vellum, 3 each of 2 different single-sided designs and they are so lovely!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Fresh Fig card stock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut a piece of the leaf pattern vellum at 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and a piece of the Petal Pink and white vellum at 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere vellum pieces to white card stock.
  • Cut a piece of coordinating ribbon or card stock and place over the seam where the two pieces of vellum meet. I used a piece of Powder Pink ribbon (retired), wrapped the ends to the back and adhered with snail tape.
  • Stamp teapot, tea cup and large rose with Memento black ink on Whisper White card stock. Stamp small flowers two or three times onto teapot and stamp one or two of the unopened flower bud images onto the tea cup. Color all of the floral images using the following Stampin’ Blends markers: Rich Razzleberry dark and light, Blackberry Bliss dark and light, Old Olive dark and light, Color Lifter to lighten and shade selected areas.
  • Once all coloring is done cut the shapes with the Tea Time dies. Arrange pieces onto vellum piece and attach the piece to the card base.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside of card. Stamp a greeting of your choice. You can also stamp and color one of the small floral images on the bottom of the piece and adhere to card.

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Tea Together

I love tea! I’m a lifelong tea drinker so every time Stampin’ Up! comes out with a tea-themed stamp set, I have to have it! I was so happy to see the Tea Room Suite in the 2018-2019 annual catalog and as nice as the images in the stamp set are, when I laid eyes on the Tea Together stamp set in the 2019 Occasions catalog, I was even more excited because these images are what I think of when I think of afternoon tea or tea parties – oh so lovely and feminine!

Last week I held a class with tea-themed projects using these products along with the Tea Time Framelits Dies, which is a Sale-A-Bration item that you can get for free with a $100 purchase. I was delighted to learn that these dies will be carried over into the 2019-2020 annual catalog! Today I am featuring the first of two cards using the Tea Together and Tea Time products and will post my other projects next week. I CASEd one of the cards shown on page 49 in the Occasions catalog for this project.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2 ” and fold in half.
  • Using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, select one of the 3 1/2″ x 5″ designs and trim with the Stampin’ Trimmer. Note that one side of the paper is Whisper White and the other is Very Vanilla so you can choose either side.
  • Cut a piece of the large Crushed Curry floral patterned paper from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper at 3 1/2″ x 5″ and adhere to the laser-cut piece.
  • Stamp the teapot from the Tea Together stamp set on watercolor paper with black StazOn ink. Stamp flowers onto the teapot. I stamped three flowers but you can also do one or two – your preference!
  • Watercolor the teapot using an aqua painter and Calypso Coral ink. For the flowers and leaves I used a blender pen, which I found to give more depth of color. I used Crush Curry ink for the flowers and Garden Green for the leaves. Stamp greeting on watercolor paper with black StazOn ink.
  • Die cut the teapot using the coordinating die from the Tea Time Framelits. Die cut greeting using the one of the hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies
  • Tie a piece of Old Olive linen thread around laser-cut piece. I wrapped the thread around the piece twice before tying the bow. Add pearls to centers of flowers. Attach this piece to card base and then attach the teapot and heart greeting.


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Beauty Abounds

Hello! Today I have two cards for you, both the same design, using the same two colors – Basic Black and Lemon Lime Twist, but changing them up. These cards feature the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, which create these gorgeous butterflies! These dies are part of the Beauty Abounds bundle pictured on page 13 in the Occasions catalog. The background papers are from the beautiful Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which you can get as a free Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase.

Here is how I made the cards. They are done in portrait layout.

  • Cut piece of cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half. Cut piece of Botanical Butterflies DSP at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card base.
  • Die cut two butterflies using two contrasting papers. There are two large butterfly dies. The outer edges of the wings on one of the dies are solid and on the other die the outer edges are lacy. There are a few ways to adhere the butterflies to the front of the card: cut a piece from a sheet of multipurpose adhesive, adhere to piece of paper before running through the Big Shot and then remove the adhesive backing; lightly apply Snail Adhesive in selected spots; or lightly apply liquid glue in selected spots. Attach the solid wing piece first and then attach the lacy piece on top of it, carefully matching the sides of both sets of wings.
  • Stamp “hello” greeting from the Beauty Abounds stamp set on piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut using small circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • Cut two pieces of coordinating color of ribbon and apply them criss-cross at bottom of card and attach the greeting on top of the ribbon. To finish off the card front I added a few rhinestones for some bling.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I stamped the splotch image in a lighter color of ink in the bottom left corner and then stamped the larger butterfly image on top of it using Memento Black Ink.
For this card I used the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock as my base and also as the bottom layer of the butterfly. I used Lemon Lime Twist ink and ribbon.
For this card I used Basic Black cardstock for the base and also for the bottom layer of the butterfly. I used black ink and ribbon

Which card do like better? I couldn’t decide, as I like them equally! Feel free to leave me a comment.

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