The New Cat Punch – Sweet and Cute!

Ok cat lovers...this is for you...the new Stampin' Up! Cat Punch! Purchase as part of the Spooky Cat bundle and make Halloween projects or make cut cats all year long!

I’m back today with a sweet card made with new Cat Punch.  I love that you can purchase the punch alone or bundle it with the Spooky Cat stamp set and save 10%.  If you are a lover of Halloween then I’m sure you will want the bundle.  But if halloween is not your thing you still may find lots of ways to use this cute punch. Today I punched her in pink and think she’s the sweetest cat ever.

I created my card as part of my team’s Fun Friday Challenge.  I challenged them to case (copy and share everything) the cute reindeer card on page 47 of the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

  • I just love her in Powder Pink!  I paired her with the Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper and some Sahara Sand card stock.
  • The Layering Circle Framelit Dies allow you to cut plain and scalloped circles in a wide range of sizes.
  • The sentiment is from the Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set.  I have two favorites from that set…Tickled Pink for You and the one I used today…I love you kind of a lot.
  • Maybe you would like to case today’s card?  I would love for you to share it on my Facebook page if you do.

Yesterday and today I’m having a little fun with a blog give-a-way.  Just let me know if you are a cat lover or do you prefer dogs?  Give me a meow or bark in the comments today for a chance to win. I’ll be sending one lucky winner a few samples of come current products.  Comment on yesterday’s card also and receive two chances to win.

Project directions below.

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Today’s project Directions:

  • Shara Sand card base – 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 scored and folded at 4-1/4
  • Shara Sand larger scraps for scalloped circle and punched cat
  • Whole Lot of Love Designer Series Paper 3-3/4 x 5
  • Larger scraps of white for circle and sentiment (1 x 1-3/4)
  • Powder Pink scrap to punch cat


  • Fold the card base in half and burnish with bone folder.
  • Adhere the patterned paper to the card base all the way to the right side with snail.
  • Layer the circles with snail and adhere to the card with dimensionals.
  • There the two cats per pic and attach to the circle with dimensionals.
  • Stamp the image in Sahara Sand and attach to the card with dimensionals.
  • Tie a small bow with the Linen Thread and add as a collar.


Go Wild Butterfly Card

Today’s wild and fun card is being submitted to not one but two challenges this week – Can You Case It and Mojo Monday.  One is a color challenge and the other is a sketch challenge.  Check them out and play along!

I’ve used two new products that are on the Weekly Deals this week.  You will find the paper stack and metal rimmed pearls along with the other Weekly Deals HERE.

  • As soon as I saw that the color challenge was black and white and a color of my choice I grabbed the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack.  There is everything from subtle neutral prints to the wild ones I used on my card today.  And remember it’s on sale this week!
  • I decided to use the color as a pop of color with the big and beautiful butterfly in the Watercolor Wings Bundle.  I used Bermuda Bay for my color choice but it would look great in lots of other fun colors.
  • The three step stamping in the Watercolor Wings stamp set makes it easy to get a great watercolor effect without a lot of work.
  • I added a fun new embellishment to the butterfly.  It’s the Metal Rimmed Pearls.  They come in 3 sizes and this is the largest.  And yes, they are also on sale in the Weekly Deals.
Bundle and Save on Coordinating Products
Big Discounts in the Clearance Rack (while supplies last)
Earn Free Stamps Sets with my Loyalty Rewards


Project Supply List:

Fabulous Four Feathers

Do you have the Four Feathers Stamp Set Yet!  Mine showed up this weekend and I couldn’t wait to get it inked up!  I decided to pair it up with today’s MOJO Monday Challenge.  It’s a Skinny Card!

  • I’m loving the bold rich colors of this year’s Stampin’ Up! In Colors.  And the black is a perfect accent color.
  • Didn’t want this card to be too fussy looking so instead of ribbon I used the Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine.
  • The feathers are stamped on three 1-3/8″ squares matted with 1-5/8″ black squares.
  • The Hello Honey layer is 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ and this is all placed on a 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Blackberry card base.
  • I love the tall and skinny look for a change of pace but the nice thing is…it’s fits in a regular A2 envelope.

Don’t miss out on this chance to receive  FREE Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper!  And while you’re playing with all the new paper you will be enjoying all the discounts and benefits that come with the Starter Kit!  If you are in my local area you can join us for fun and informative meetings where we stamp and enjoy being together.  If you’re long distant you can still be a part of our Facebook group.

When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit you not only get to choose $125 of products but you will also have the opportunity to receive up to 6 packs of Designer Series Paper…FREE!  That’s $65 in FREE beautiful packs of patterned paper.  This off ends October 31!  Hobby stampers are always welcomed!  To join now click here or contact me for additional information or to have your questions answered.

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Enjoy your day!

Happy Blooming Birthday Card

I’m loving the new Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp set and coordinating Framelits. If you love flowers this is a must have!  Makes card making quick yet pretty.  I used the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO351) pretty much as is for my inspiration.  Hop on over to the blog and give it a try.

  •  The Designer Series Paper is from the New All Abloom Paper Stack.  You get 48 (4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″) sheets for only $6.95.  I promise it’ll go along way in making beautiful cards and scrapbook pages.
  • Remember you don’t always need to stamp on white paper.  This bright and fun flower was stamped with Strawberry Slush Ink on Strawberry Slush card stock.
  • If you would like card stock dimensions and directions for putting this card together it will be featured in this week’s newsletter.  Sign up today by filling out the information in the upper right hand corner and I’ll make sure you get a copy.
Today is the last day for This week’s Weekly Deals.  I would have to say that my favorite item this week is the Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon.  I used it this week for some covered composition notebooks for a local festival.  I need to order some today too since it’s such a great deal.
And remember that there’s a Starter Kit Special happening until the end of the month. So if you have a BIG WISH LIST and want to save $$$ this may be the perfect option for you.  Check out the details here.  Or you can join with the Standard $99 Kit.  Purchase either kit through me and be a part of both Stampin Up (with all the discounts and perks)  and my Stamp and Embellish team and Facebook group.  A fun loving team that loves to stamp, create, and support each other.  I welcome both business demos and hobbyists!  


Mojo Monday Challenge

Felt like I needed a little direction today so I headed on over to the Mojo Monday Challenge.  Sketches are perfect for making a card design come together really quick.  Today you get to choose – either a round or square card.  I went with a 5″ x 5″ square card with a matching envelope.

I also wanted to work on something other then Holiday today so I thought I would bring out a new stamp set from…Giggles Greetings .  It has 4 great stamps that make you want to smile.
Life isn’t always a bowl of cherries…sometimes it really is the pits.  And that’s the perfect time to send someone a card to let them know you’re thinking of them.  The inside could say I’m thinking of you or praying for you.

Designer Series Paper makes coordinating patterns easy.  Each pack has 12 double sided papers so you end up with 12 different patterns that mix together making designing quick and easy.  I used the Gingham Garden pack with it’s flowers and checks.

The circles were easily cut using the Circle Collection Framelits.  The set contains 10 different sized circles making it a snap to layer circles. And…they are on sale as part of the Holiday Sale through the end of the month.

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Markers and a Blender Pen to color the bowl of cherries.  If you are beginning to collect markers…the subtle shades are on sale as part of the Weekly Deals until the end of the day today.

Everybody needs the Envelope Punch Board!  It’s not only fun to create coordinating envelopes but you never have to worry about what size you make your card because with the Envelope Punch Board you can make 66 different sized envelopes.  Get yours today!

Lots of sales and opportunities to save…
Shop the Holiday Sale, Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack, and more!

Leave me a comment a let me know if you like today’s project or if you have any questions.

Stamp Sets:  Giggle Greetings (Wood 131062, Clear 131065)
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn (101406), Stampin’ Markers – Cherry Cobbler (119681), Daffodil Delight (119677), Night of Navy (100069)
Paper:  Card Stock – Night of Navy (100867), Melon Mambo (115320), Whisper White (100730), Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (129310)
Tools:  Circle Collection Framelits (130911), Big Shot (113439), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)
Accessories:  Night of Navy 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126874)

Happy Monday!

Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek Bundle – This and That

Your Life is: Awesome.  Quirky.  Exciting.  Perfectly messy and happening really fast. Check out this new product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go!

Get a sneak peek into the Stampin’ UP! 2013-2014 annual catalog with the “This and That Bundle”.

What is it?  A fun relaxed way to preserve memories.  Photos, journaling, memorabilia, ideas.  The possibilities are endless!  And neatness doesn’t count.  🙂

15% Off Sneak Peek Bundle Dates:  March 23 – April 30

The products will be available in the new catalog but not at this discounted price. 

  • Stampin” Up! is introducing this line with five new products but will be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • View the flyer here to learn more about all five products.  (prices included)
  • This and That products can be purchased separately.  But why miss out on the savings!
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I’m excited for this easy way to preserve memories.  How about you?  Share it with all your friends.

Have a fun week end!