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...]

2014 Stampin’ Up! Cruise Swap Cards – Vintage Style

Stampin' Up! Vintage style card by Angela Sargeant

Every year all Stampin' Up! Demonstrators have the chance to earn an all expenses paid 'Grand Vacation' for two somewhere yummy and/or exotic.  We always have a chance to swap some handmade cards with others on the Grand Vacation and this is the card I made multiples of to swap with others on the … [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...]