Pictogram Punches

Saying Goodbye is so hard!  This is one of the stamp sets on Stampin’ Up!’s retiring list, which means it will be gone soon.

A lot of great products will be retired soon.  In addition to the Pictogram Punches stamp set, the Tangelo Twist ink and cardstock, and the Decorative Dots TIEF are all going away.  This is a great set, because it has stamps to coordinate with all three punches in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, which is also retiring.


If you need to snatch any of these products before they are gone, visit my online store where you can shop 24/7.

Thanks for visiting today.

Delayed Easter Projects

I know Easter is long past, but I do want to share a few projects from our March classes.  I hope you enjoy seeing them, even though it’s late.  I lost my mom in March, so it was not a good month for me, and I’ve gotten behind on blog posts.

First up is a cute bunny card.  This was adapted from a card on Pinterest by Kelly Acheson.  I switched things up a bit, but the original idea came from her.  🙂  This card uses the Tiny Triangles TIEF, and the Friends & Flowers and Greatest Greetings stamp sets from the Occasions catalog.  The DSP in the background is vintage but the new paper stack would also work great for this.


I’m a frugal stamper, and I don’t like to throw anything away.  So, I decided to make this cute little lamb card using the circle punched from the gray panel on the card above.   We used the white chalk marker to color the “wool”.  The stamp is Easter Lamb from the Occasions Catalog.  It comes with the lamb and words on the same stamp, but I cut mine apart to make it easier to use separately.  The lamb would be so cute on a baby card.


Here’s another cute Easter project.  It’s made with the scallop tag topper punch, and uses the Friends & Flowers stamp set again.  The bunny is colored with aquapainters and backed with a scalloped circle of Blushing Bride glimmer paper.  There’s a Hershey nugget inside for a nice little treat!


One more Easter card using the Circle of Spring set from page 77 of the Annual Catalog.  This also has a “hello spring” stamp, so it doesn’t have to be an Easter Card.  If you purchased the Wonderful Wreath bundle from last year’s holiday catalog, you already have framelits that coordinate to cut out the wreath, if you choose.


I hope you’ve enjoyed these belated projects.  If you have any questions or need additional information on any of these, please leave a comment below.

And, if you need any stampin’ supplies, please click on the shopping basket.

Thanks for stopping by.

Christmas Card Class #2

In an earlier post, I showed you one of our cards from the Christmas Card classes, using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.  Today, I have another one using the Lots of Joy stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  I originally made this card at a Stamp Across America class at the Stampin’ Up! Convention last summer.

Lots of Joy

Here’s the fixin’s!

This card is made with the new Whisper White Thick CS as the base.  The thick CS is much sturdier than the original Whisper White CS, and is perfect for card bases.  There is a layer of Crumb Cake CS, then a layer of Old Olive CS, which has been embossed with the Decorative Dots TIEF.

I’m frugal when it comes to saving card stock, so the Crumb Cake tree on the front is actually punched from the bottom Crumb Cake layer.  I do this so much in classes, that my stampers have come to expect it.  Before they put their cards together, they now ask “do we need to punch anything from this layer?”  LOL  You only see an 1/8′ of this layer, so why not use the center that is covered by the next layer?!

Next, a strip of DSP from the Merry Moments pack is adhered across the front about an inch from the bottom of the card.

The plaid tree and greeting from the Lots of Joy set are stamped in Crumb Cake on a scrap of white and punched using the Tree punch and the Label Bracket punch.  The tree is layered with the Crumb Cake punched tree, linen thread is adhered to the back, and they are adhered with dimensionals.  I added a few gold sequins to give it a little sparkle.

All of the supplies for this project can be purchased by clicking the shopping basket.  I’d also love to be your demonstrator, if you don’t have one.  And, if you think you’d like to become a demonstrator, I can help with that, too!

Until next time………stay inky, my friends!