5 Craft Punches That Make Card Making Easy!

It’s no surprise that any craft punch can help you create simplistic cards.  I want to share 5 craft punches that I believe make your card making easy. 5 Craft Punches That Make Card Making Easy!   This card was created in 5 minutes using the Blossom punch and the coordinating Mixed Bunch stamp set.  Solid stamping and easy punching made this card not only fast but duplicatable for cards you need quickly.   When shopping for craft punches I love to match the craft punch with rubber stamps that coordinate.  Stampin ‘Up! has a great selection of stamps and coordinating craft punches.   Here are 5 craft punches that coordinate with a stamp set to help you make simplistic cards:

  1. Blossom punch (125603) coordinates with the Mixed Bunch stamp set (125537) that is used in the card above.
  2. Pansy punch (130698) coordinates with the Flower Shop stamp set (130942)
  3. Petite Petals Punch (133322) coordinates with the Petite Petals stamp set (133155) found in the current Occasions Mini.
  4. Elegant Butterfly punch (127526) coordinates with the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (123759)
  5. 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch (118874) coordinates with the Five Way Flower stamp set (131088) and the Polka-Dot Pieces stamp set (129708)

5 Craft Punches That Make Card Making Easy!   When creating this card  using the Blossoms punch I added the leaf stem from the Secret Garden Framelits (129372) using Sahara Sand cardstock.  Because there was no cutting involved it shaved off a large amount of time.   To give the card a little more background I used the Everything Eleanor stamp set (124164) and stamped the large label image using Soft Suede ink.  My greeting came from the Peaceful Petals stamp set (133107).  It was the perfect size fit in the area I needed.   The last embellishment I added was the large rhinestones to the centers of the flowers for a little bling appeal.  Within 5 minutes my card as created.   Are you ready to create fast and duplicatable cards with craft punches? Try using one of the 5 punches and coordinating stamp sets I’ve listed above.  You will be quite surprised of how quick and easy they can be. See all the supplies for this card below by clicking the links and directly adding to your shopping cart. 5 Craft Punches That Make Card Making Easy!     Want more ways to create fast and F.U.N cards? Join Paper Pumpkin and receive a fun kit in the mail each month.  Each month it’s always filled with cute images and easy to create ideas.  Check out this video of the March 2014 kit that came to my door.  Click HERE if you want to be a member of Paper Pumpkin.   Have a GREAT Friday and enjoy Easter with your family!!

Hey There Sweetie Pie

Sweetie pie!  Sounds so southern and SO me.  The name of the stamp set I’m using today could not be more sugary sweet and Ca-ute! 



Sweetie Pie, Sweetie Pie Frames, Stampin' Up!



This fairly new photopolymer stamp set is filled with sweet little faces ready to color with your favorite medium.  I used a blender pen and ink pads to color the sweet face on my card.  The sentiment and leaf frame comes from the Sweetie Pie Frames photopolymer set.  The two sets coordinate beautifully together and the frames are perfect to capture the sweet faces.


Once the sweet face was colored I mounted this onto a Starburst framelit and stamped the sentiment and leaf frame under the Starburst framelit. I added a little flower punch to her hair with a some bling.

Sweetie Pie, Sweetie Pie Frames, Stampin' Up!


I added sponging around the Deco Labels Framelit by using So Saffron ink . All this was adhered onto Baked Brown Sugar cardstock that I textured embossed with Perfect Polka Dots.  You cannot see much of the Designer Paper I used but if you look closely one of the layers is from the Retro Fresh DSP pack.


The Sweetie Pie stamp set is perfect for little girls to use and create their own paper dolls with.  Alexis has little Sweetie Pies all over the house.  She loves coloring them. You can see all the images in these stamp sets HERE.


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Sweetie Pie, Sweetie Pie Frames

Dazzling Diva Challenge #21- Celebrating Mothers

Time for another Dazzling Diva Challenge and today we are celebrating Mothers.  


With Mother’s Day just around the corner I can’t wait to celebrate WITH my mom this year!  It will be a first in a very long time.  Usually our celebrating is done over the phone.  This year I want to do something special for her.  Both her and my Dad have bent over backwards for Russ and I since we moved home.  Now I have to figure out a plan.  If you have any fun ideas send them my way!!  


Today’s challenge with the Dazzling Diva’s is Mothers’s Day or Anything Goes.  You can play along and post your creative inspiration HERE. This Challenge was the perfect start for me to create a card for my Mom.   


Here is the inspiration we started with: Celebrating Mother's, Metal on cards, Mother, Stampin' Up!


The colors just POP in this photo and I couldn’t wait to match my Stampin ‘Up! colors with the photo.  I chose to use Soft Sky and Strawberry Slush paired with Crumb Cake.  I love how these colors looked together. 

Celebrating Mother's, Metal on cards, Mother, Stampin' Up!

Once I had all of my colors picked out for this card I matched a piece of metal from Add a Little Dazzle.  I used the Baby Blue Metal Sheet with the Apothecary Accents Framelits and Beautifully Baroque Textured Embossing Folder.  


I’m in love with how this turned out and how the color of the metal just pop’s on this card.  


Celebrating Mother's, Metal on cards, Mother, Stampin' Up!


At the top of the card base I used Whisper White ink with the Beautifully Baroque stamp set. I added a few Paper Doily’s under the Soft Sky cardstock to add more texture to this card.  



Celebrating Mother's, Metal on cards, Mother, Stampin' Up!

 Tips to Re-Create:

  • The leafy stem is from the Peaceful Petals stamp set.  I embossed the image on Crumb Cake cardstock using Whisper White ink and White Embossing powder.  To make this image stand out a teeny bit more I sprayed the area with Strawberry Slush Marker and Gold Accent Ink.  It’s gently tucked under my “Mother” banner.


  • The sentiment is stamped onto Strawberry Slush cardstock using Whisper White ink using the Amazing Family stamp set.  I love the font in this stamp set.


  • The antique brad has a small piece of White Bakers Twine wrapped around the brad and tied in a knot to hang.  


  • The last detail I added to this card was the Strawberry Slush spray over the top right of the card base.  


What stamp set is your favorite for Mother’s day? I noticed my stamp collection for Mother’s Day is small.  Make sure to check out the Occasions Mini for more Mother’s Day stamp images.  Below you will see the links to the products I used below.  


Celebrating Mother's, Metal on cards, Mother, Stampin' Up!

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Project Life & Stampin’ Up!

Let’s just call this Two for Tuesday but I cannot hide my excitement with the news of Project Life being offered through Stampin’ Up!

Project Life, Stampin' Up!

When the announcement went live this morning I am sure you heard me squeal.  I’ve always been a fan of Becky Higgins and her Project Life line.  What  a dream come true for Stampin’ Up! to carry her products that will coordinate with our line of inks, stamps and cardstock. 


I see this as a GREAT opportunity for Stampin’ Up! and demonstrators.  The products will be available for YOU on May 1st.  If you are like me and cannot wait until May 1st, you can JOIN Stampin’ Up! and be one of the first to get your hands on this great product line on April 21st.  


Keep in mind this is just ONE of the many great things coming our way with a new catalog on the horizon.  This is a GREAT time to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! opportunity and the endless possibilities Stampin’ Up! has to offer.  

My team of amazing women are already collaborating on the many ideas that we cannot wait to inspire and SHARE with YOU!

Get excited with me and watch this fun video: 

Check out what Becky Higgins herself has to say HERE.  


Be Inspired and have a FANTABULOUS day.

Elegant Butterfly

I was browsing Pinterest the other day and came across a beautiful card using the Elegant Butterfly punch that caught my eye instantly.  It was one of those inspiring moments where I got off my chair immediately to create it with my own interpretation.  



Do you find yourself doing this? Sometimes when I look at sites such as Pinterest I get a overwhelmed because I find so many beautiful creative projects I want to re-create.  



What I loved about this card below was the negative effect of the butterfly and the patterns shining through from the back.  To add to the elegance I love the Modern Medley designer paper.  GORGE!!



Elegant Butterfly, Make Note, Stampin' up!


Re-creating this card is quiet easy.  I cut 1/4″ strips of the Modern Medley DSP along with 1/4″ Very Vanilla strips that I added the Arrow textured embossing folder too.  


Elegant Butterfly, Make Note, Stampin' up!

I spent more time trying to find a sentiment for this card than creating it.  I  had a light bulb moment and decided on the Make Note This and That Rotary Stamp.  I used a Basic Black marker to ink this rotary stamp instead of an ink pad. 



One last little tip for this card was stripping the Silver Bakers Twine.  Once I cut the amount I wanted, I simply pulled the silver thread from the Bakers Twine leaving just the Vanilla Thread.  OHHHHHH… I like this.  




Lastly, I added a few Candy dots and a Rhinestone to embellish this card.  


It’s simple and elegant, two things I was excited to create.  


Find the links below of the products used for this card.  Visit my Online Store to see more great products!  


Elegant Butterfly, Make Note, Stampin' up!


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