10 Stampin’ Up! Cards You Can Make In Minutes – Part 5

Stampin' Up! quick and easy thank you card

Do you feel like you should send out more thank you cards?  I always feel like I should make my thank you cards grand because I really want to show people how thankful I am for them, but then life happens and time passes and I don't make the card simply because I've put too much pressure on myself. … [Read more...]

10 Stampin’ Up! Cards you can make in minutes. Part 2

Stampin' Up! Work of Art card by Angela Sargeant

Here's the second card in my series of creating quick cards, I'm hoping is one of those "this took me minutes, but still looks stylish and striking". Although I didn't start with a ready made card base, the measurements are super easy.  Just fold a piece of A4 cardstock in half then trim down to … [Read more...]

10 Stampin’ Up! Cards you can make in minutes. Part 1

Everyday Occasions Thankful card by Angela Sargeant

I don't think we tell people enough that we are thankful for them or how much we care.  Sometimes we're just bogged down with our own life and concerns, forgetting though how making a card for someone else can be a wonderful distraction for us and can mean so much to someone else. Recently I decided … [Read more...]

Card for a friend – Stampin’ Up! Peachy Keen Retro Fresh

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I think I'm lovin' this new Retro Fresh suite that Stampin' Up! has brought out.  Usually I prefer vintage, simply because anything that's on the 'clean' looking side is just screaming for me to put an inky thumb print on or mess it up in some way.  But the fun retro feel of this polaroid die and … [Read more...]

Upsy Daisy Pushing Daisies!

upsy daisy card

I know... strange title for a blog post, but that's what's happening... Upsy Daisy is retiring from the Stampin' Up! catalogue.  I've probably mentioned it before, but this is one stamp set that I've always recommended to people when they've wanted something 'versatile & economical' but weren't … [Read more...]

Beautiful Wings

Attic Boutique Butterfly

Not sure how many cardmakers out there regularly use sketches to get started on their cardmaking.  Most of the time I just go straight into creating my card but this time I knew I wanted to use a circle as a focal point and decided it might be faster to sketch something first. Here's the sketch I … [Read more...]

Mixed Bunch Thank You Card

Mixed Bunch Flower Close Up

One of my favourite things in cardmaking is to make my card really touchy-feely.  I love cards that make me want to run my fingertips over them to feel the different textures.  And while this is a very simple card, it packs in some texture, not only in the lace ribbon and textured cardstock but also … [Read more...]

Creative Elements

fabulous shabby chic

I'm a bit torn over this card.  I really like it because it's my style, but I feel like it might need more?  I don't know... I started to add pearls to the scallops then took them off.  I started to put buttons on the card then never glued them down.  I think it looks fine as it is but then also … [Read more...]

Aviary Thank You Card

Aviary Thank You Card

I don't know why I keep forgetting to use the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kits because I love using them for cardmaking.  Yeah yeah I'm so slack with my scrapbooking but I do find these kits super handy when I'm cardmaking.  So I was starting to make this card tonight and I was thinking about what … [Read more...]