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Totally Trees Stamp Set-Stampin’ Up!

Totally Trees Stamp Set

Today’s card is all about the trees using the Totally Trees stamp set!

If you are looking to create any seasonal tree this is a perfect choice.

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Creating Fall Scenery

The name of this stamp set explains it all. Trees, trees and more trees!

If you are looking to create any seasonal tree there are abundant choices within this stamp set.

Totally Trees stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Totally Trees stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Creating a fall scene was easy by adding a few fall color combinations such as Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry ink.


Tips & Tricks 

  • The card base for this card uses Crushed Curry cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″).
  • The top Whisper White panel measures 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.
  • Create dimension by layering the top Whisper White panel onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5-1/2″) with a (1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) strip of Moroccan Designer Series Paper.

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  • To create the multicolored tree use a Sponge Dauber with Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie Ink.
  • Create the banner using Crushed Curry cardstock (1/2″ x 4-1/4).  Tuck the right side under the Whisper White top panel.
  • The greeting comes from the Basket of Wishes stamp set.


Create Any Season 

Like I’ve said earlier, this stamp set gives you plenty of options to create any season simply by changing the color combination.

Here are a few color combinations for different seasonal trees you could try:

Winter Scene

Spring Scene

Summer Scene

Fall Scene

You can let your imagination run wild with all of the color combinations and the different types of trees available to work with using the Totally Trees stamp set.


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Another tree set to consider and it’s an oldie but goodie is the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  By far one of the most widely used stamp sets by customers and again, you can create many beautiful scenes.

Finally, the choice is yours.  It’s what I love about stamping.  There are tons of options for us to create any beautiful tree scene.

If Totally Trees stamp set is on the top of your list, click HERE to purchase your stamp set today.  Get started creating beautiful handmade card sets for family and friends.

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Four Halloween Products- Which Are Your Favorites?

Halloween Favorites

Halloween is around the corner and I’m sharing my favorites today!

From years past if you look around this time of year on my blog you will see Halloween gets a heavy dose of love.

Halloween has always been a favorite holiday for me to create.


Why Halloween?

Of course when I tell people that Halloween is one of my favorites some people look at me like I’m crazy.

Why in the world?

Halloween is perfectly inline with my beliefs about creativity.  I love watching little ones creatively use their minds to dress up and  use their imagination. That’s it.  Nothing spooky about it… just pure CREATIVITY.

It’s exactly what I do when I create with paper.  I get to dress the card up and use my imagination.

Halloween images are cute, even though they have the spooky tendency.  Personally I do not see anything FOR REALZ spooky in a Halloween stamp.

Truthfully, they are spooky adorable.    The spooky tree is not going to give me any nightmares and though I’m not a fan of any bat, the bat images are SO adorable.


Four Favorite Halloween Products

Below are four of my favorite Halloween products this year.

You will notice that one is not considered a Halloween product.  It’s an everyday (all kinds of uses) product, however its PERFECT for Halloween.


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I’ve placed all of my favorites on this one Halloween card to show you how quick and easy you can create a fun Halloween scene.


In general, these are my four favorite Halloween products today…. tomorrow is a different story.

  • Halloween Scares stamp set
  • Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamp set
  • Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies
  • Lots of Labels Framelits Dies


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The Halloween Scares stamp set let’s you create a fun halloween scene.  When paired with the Spooky Fun stamp set, you not only have fun Halloween images, but now you can use the Halloween greetings.

The Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies create a fun addition to your Halloween card and the not so spooky tree is one of my favorite.s


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The true favorite and most widely used of the Halloween favorite bunch is not even a Halloween related product.

The Lots of Labels Framelits Dies creates the perfect tombstone.  You could make your own graveyard with all the different sizes available.

I loved how I could die cut the smallest framelit to create a tiny tombstone for this card.


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Another favorite about the Spooky Fun Halloween stamp set is the fonts used.  I love how slender they are.  Making it easy to add the greeting to a banner.

Let’s not forget the cutest one of all… “eek!” That little greeting cracks me up!!


Quick Tips: 

  • The splatter was created using an Aqua Painter and Perfect Plum Ink.  Simply load the Aqua Painter with ink, tap over images using bone folder.
  • The moon was stamped and then gently sponged over the image using a sponge dauber and Delightful Dijon ink.
  • Attach the tree die cut image using Mini Glue Dots.


Which are Your Favorites? 

I realize this holiday (if we can even call it that) is not a fan favorite for all, but I hope I could give you a little inspiration on a few favorites of my own and why this spooky celebration ignites my imagination and creativity.

What are your favorite Halloween images? Do you have a favorite product this year? OR… do you think I’ve fallen off the pumpkin truck?

Regardless, I would love to hear from you.


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This Number Kinda Scared Me!

This Number Kinda Scared Me!

Days until Christmas- 103.

Over the weekend I started pulling my Christmas stamp sets and I felt a rush of thoughts and emotions.

Things like:

  • Didn’t we just do this?
  • How can this be coming up so quickly?
  • I kinda like Christmas music.
  • Christmas cookies are yummy
  • I have to pull all those decorations out of the attic? UGH!
  • I like stamping Christmas trees…

I decided to go to my trusty google and type in the question of the day….

How many days until Christmas?

This popped up and immediately I started laughing.

Christmas Countdown, Stampin' Up!, Twinkle Trees


Obviously someone else feels the same way I do.  Maybe you are feeling the same?


Spirt of Christmas Begins

I realize for some of you this may be an easy task.

It’s not that I don’t love the season because honestly it’s my favorite.  I love EVERYTHING about it.  It just takes me a little while to get my Christmas groove on.


This weekend when I pulled the Christmas sets together and I started to create the Christmas mojo started happening.

It doesn’t take much because stamping during this season comes very naturally for me.

Unlike Spring and Summer where I sit and stare at floral images for hours….

Does this happen to anyone?

The first stamp set I started with was the Twinkle Trees Photopolymer stamp set.

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I love the large tree in this stamp set and off the top of my head I knew I wanted to use it as the background instead of the focal point.

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Pair Stamp Sets Together


I paired the Twinkle Trees stamp set with the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set.  I love the font in the greetings.

I’m a HUGE fan of non traditional colors for Christmas.  The pinks and blues are my favorites to use and of course I still use a little red and green at times.




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Grab Your Favorite Coordinating Products

All the products around this greeting/tag makes me put on my happy pants.

I love how adding a smidgen of gold really made this greeting pop a little more.

A few of my favorite products I used:

  • Red Glimmer Paper
  • Layering Circle Frameits
  • Bakers Twine Trio Pack
  • White Delicate Doilies
  • Fancy Frost Sequins
  • Candy Cane Designer Washi Tape

All of this love around the image exceeds my happiness level.  YAY YAY YAY.


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Forget the Number and Create!

Once I got in my Christmas mood, the amount of days left until Christmas quickly left my crazy brain and I was on my way to a carefree creating session.


Don’t let the number get in your way.

Choose a stamp set you are in love with and start creating.

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Tips & Tricks 

  • Use half of the circle scallop die cut instead of the whole circle.  I love how these tiny scallops look.
  • Wrap the Gold Twine like a bow underneath all of the elements and kept it in place using dimensionals.
  • Wash Tape- USE it.  Remember that you can add a fun element to your envelopes by putting a piece of Washi Tape across the bottom or seal the envelope with the Washi.  This looks AWESOME.
  • The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is perfect to keep sequins in place.



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Have You planned your Christmas Cards for this Year?  

If you haven’t planned your Christmas cards this year, remember I’m here to help you.  Get started early and let this season be the BEST ever because YOU relaxed and finished them EARLY.

I know it sounds to good to be true.  If you stamp a little every day you will notice the assembly will go quickly.


Happy Home – Stampin’ Up!

Happy Home – Stampin’ Up!

The Happy Home stamp set has been sitting in my stamp stash since November.  I believe this was a stamp set that I had received for free at one of our OnStage events.  The key phrase here- sitting on my shelf! What the What?


It’s was only discovered to be untouched as I went through pulling my retired stamp sets.  I took a peek at it and could only shake my head.


You see, I have a problem.

It’s a true stamp addiction.

I have to have all of the cuteness.  Then I get the said cuteness and like a true hoarder I put it in a safe place only to be found months later.

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Happy Home, Stampin' Up!


You can click on the image above and see the wood mount bundle for this product.  

This set comes in a bundle that is pretty stinkin’ awesome.  Now the Happy Home stamp set will retire on May 31st.  The Hearth & Home Thinlits Die will be in the NEW catalog.  This little thinlit is a FUN and also versatile.

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I kept the card simple and only added a few layers (well maybe more than a few-I got carried away!) of cardstock and ribbon.  Both of the ribbons that I used are also retiring.  AHHHH.  These were my MOST used ribbons- Venetian Lace and the Chevron Natural ribbon.

I wanted to add a little texture to the card so I used the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Folder.

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If you look closely you will also notice that the piece that I textured embossed is also one of the new In Colors.  That Flirty Flamingo coordinates perfectly with the other pink tones I have- Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder.  Oh so PRETTY!

Happy Home, Stampin' Up!

One of my new crafting habits is cutting small greetings like you see above and placing next to a focal image on my projects.  Well, it seems like I’ve been doing this a lot.  I see a trend anyways… I kinda like it.

The coloring for this card was easily done with a Sponge Dauber for the tree.  I used a Blender Pen for the grass and flowers.

You can see all products used in the clickable links below.

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Can you think of a stamp set that needs attention today? Open up your stash and look for the one screaming your name.  If the Happy Home stamp set is on your wish list, remember it’s going bye bye on May 31st.  Don’t let this cute stamp set slip away.

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