Bloomin’ Hearts SU!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s been a crazy one for me! Subbed 3rd grade and did their party before PE, then during PE, I ran over to my own son’s class (I’m Room Mom) and ran the Saran Wrap Ball game for the 6th graders before going to get my class from PE to go home. Crazy, chaotic day that worked out all around! And, overall, a fun day!

So, I had made this card to send to my folks for Valentine’s Day. Not sure if they got it in time, have not heard from them yet.

Anyway, I used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits and really love the Blackberry Bliss and Pink Piruette together. I know, Blackberry Bliss is retired, but it is one of my favorite colors, so I still use it at times. I also used the Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets for the background. I love those 2 sets, especially together!

With this thinlit, you have to use the new Big Shot Die Brush! It really helps get all those little pieces out of the cutout! What an awesome invention that brush is! If you don’t use it, you may find yourself spending lots of time knocking out all the little bits of paper! Truly, it is worth the money!

This card was originally made for a challenge called Pink and Pearls, but I didn’t get it blogged in time for the deadline. Bummer! Just had too much going on with all the sub days I have been getting, which I am not complaining about, they just keep me from the computer. Back to the card…I kinda like how I placed the pearls in this unusual manner! Usually I use the pearls on the flowers and wanted a different look…I got it!

The sentiment was from a Paper Pumpkin kit called Bold Botanicals. I am finding I really like having the Paper Pumpkin stamp sets in my stash! I end up using them more than I thought I would. They have lots of sentiments that are general use and the fonts vary! Plus, they are often small enough for what I need. Weird, I know!

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So, what do you think? I really have no criticism for myself on this one…maybe could have distressed the edges, since I usually like to for grounding/framing purposes, yet overall, I am pleased with the card! Any suggestions are always welcomed!

Off to finish making dinner! Until next time! Happy Stampin’!

Blessings, June

Materials used to make this card.

(I am so excited that I figured out how to show you the pictures of what I used and if you click on the blue, you will go right to the website to see more info and be able to order it! Now to figure out how to do the little squares like I have seen on other blogs! But, hey, 1 improvement at a time! I did tell you I was not super tech savvy! I’m a work in progress! Enjoy!)

Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies
Price: $25.00
Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Pearl Basic Jewels
Price: $5.00
Bold Botanicals Kit
Price: $17.00
Stampin' Trimmer
Price: $30.00
Big Shot
Price: $110.00
Big Shot Die Brush
Price: $11.00

Happy Birthday! SU! style

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

I finally had a chance to play with my Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies! WooHoo!! I saw this card on Pinterest from Closet Stampin’ with Jayme Ziemer. I can’t seem to find the picture of the card because it was from way back in May of last year. Found it on the challenge site, just not on hers. I saw the card through a challenge group she participates in called Try Stampin’ On Tuesday  and thought it was a perfect jump-start for me to get a feel for this thinlet set! I have been pinning all kinds of cute cards for this set and really hadn’t jumped in yet. This was my first attempt.

I did end up altering colors a little bit and used a different sentiment as well. I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE those framelits for sentiments!!! As I look back at these cards…I am being critical here…I see that lighter colors on the pink background paper were not the best way to go! I was attempting to conserve paper and sometimes that makes me do too many of one color/size and not enough of the other. I just really dislike wasting paper! I really need to challenge myself to use up all my dang scraps that I refuse to throw away! Haha!

Back to the cards…the sentiment was from a Paper Pumpkin box and was part of the free Everything anniversary set last March. That’s a great one I should play with more, too!

Overall, I have some very nice Birthday Cards to send out and am happy for the inspiration to use that Swirly Scribbles set!

So, what do you think? Be honest! I can take it! I already was critical myself, so you can make suggestions as well!

Happy stampin’ and crafting! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!

Blessings, June

PS. I will be checking out the challenges on Try Stampin’ On Tuesday! They look fun! Stayed tuned to see what they inspire!

Materials used for these cards can be purchased  HERE or

SU! Thank you variation…

Good Afternoon!

Finally had a day at home alone! Feeling fully recovered and truly in the mood to craft! Plus, I need Birthday Cards! Almost out! Yikes! That is not a good thing! Going to order some of the Sale-A-Bration birthday themed items today! WooHoo! There is some seriously cool stuff in the Occasions catalog for Birthdays! You can check it out Here.

But, before I do that, I wanted to show you a Thank You card that I did a tad differently than the last one in this style. I think I may like this one better! One of my favorite techniques is to do the “stamping off”, where you ink the stamp one time and then stamp it 2 or 3 times. In this case, I stamped it 2 times, with 2 different colors. I used the new In Colors from Stampin’ Up!- Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum. The swish is from the stamp set Work of Art. Card base is the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and scored at 5 1/2 to fold top down style. I used the 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper stack for the worded paper behind my sentiment. I also ran the sentiment through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling embossing folder. I just like how it came together! What do you think?

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Now I am off to make Birthday cards with the Swirly Scribbles thinlits that I got from the Year-End closeout and haven’t gotten to use yet! I am so excited! I’ll post them as soon as I get them made!!

Materials used to make this card can be found Here, they include:

  • Work of Art clear stamp set
  • Dapper Denim and Sugarplum Ink pads
  • 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper
  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock
  • Big Shot
  • Softly Falling embossing folder

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Blessings, June