Today I am sharing a different type of card using the Poppy Parade stamp set.  It has been a long time since I’ve posted on my new blog.  My life was turned upside down when my daughter fell in January and broke her shoulder in two places.  I stayed with her for 6 weeks while she healed enough to do most things on her own.  Once I returned home it was difficult to get my life back on track, then the coronavirus started to create havoc with everyone’s lives.  I’ve been in a funk while doing my best to stay at home and not get sick.

Today I realized that having to stay home is the perfect time to get caught up on taking care of our home, but also to start papercrafting and blogging again.  Just before the “stay at home” order was issued I managed to have my stamp club meeting at the end of January.  This is one of the cards we made.  We used the Painted Poppies stamp set from the 2020 Occasions catalog.  I love this stamp set and coordinating products because they are so versatile (and the Designer Series Paper is gorgeous).

I loved the layout of this card, and found it surprisingly easy to make.  The best part is that you can use any stamp set or colors you have in your stash.  Products I used are:

  • Stamp Set: Painted Poppies; Thanks For The Laughs
  • Paper: Poppy Parade; Basic Black; Whisper White
  • Ink: Memento Black; Poppy Parade; Granny Apple Green
  • Other: Layered Squares Dies; Blender Pen; White Baker’s Twine


  • Using a square die, cut out the front window
  • Using the SAME DIE place it on a piece of scrap Basic Black (leave some room around it). Use the Scallop Square Die that is one size bigger and place over the square on the scrap; cut out with your die cutter.  This will give you a perfectly sized “frame” to put over the square opening on the front of the card.
  • Stamp the inside piece, making sure the images are placed so that you can see them through the window
  • Stamp the inside, and use Baker’s Twine to hold inside the card base.

Yes, it is that easy. You can quickly make multiples of this design, using any combination of stamps and colors.  If you like the products I used you can order them through my Stampin’ Up! store at

Let me know what you think of this card design by leaving me a comment below.


Wow!  Valentine’s Day is just a month away.  It is time to start making Valentine cards for your sweetheart, family members and dear friends.  I have just the tools for you to help make your Valentine projects very special – the products in the From My Heart Suite products from the 2020 Occasions catalog, found on pages 8 and 9 .  The From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper is extra special, with foil elements on many of the pages.  This suite of products coordinates with the Heartfelt bundle on page 10.  Here is a video that shows the many features of the From My Heart Suite:

I recently saw a project using this suite of products made by Mary Fish, and decided to CASE it –

Mary used the Note Cards & Envelopes found on page 168 of the Annual Catalog.  The Note Cards make it so easy to make a quick card, and they are just the right size for mailing. 

Products used to make this card –
Stamp Set: Heartfelt, #151417
Paper: Note Cards & Envelopes; Flirty Flamingo; From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Real Red
Other: Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon; From My Heart Faceted Gems; Heart Punch Pack; Stampin’ Dimensionals




Maybe I should say Happy Birthday to me (although it is a bit early).  I finally have a new blog and I am SO excited!  I will be sharing mostly project ideas with my readers – using Stampin’ Up! products of course.  After all, I have been an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 17 years.

But enough about me.  How about I share a card I made today.  I cased the layout from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog, but changed the color scheme.  I used the Happy Birthday To You stamp set, #152308, which can be yours during the Sale-A-Bration sales period with a minimum $50 purchase (before tax and shipping).  The stamp set is beautiful on its own, but Stampin’ Up! recently sweetened the deal.  Beginning February 4th customers can purchase a special coordinating Birthday Die set, #153590, for only $27.  I was able to purchase the Die set early – one of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, and I used the dies on my card.

See how the die cut flowers pop.  After I stamped and colored them I die cut them and adhered to the cake with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
There are many other product choices in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.   You can view the Sale-A-Bration Catalog on my Stampin’ Up! website at then decide which items to place on your “Must Have” list.
I think the card turned out really pretty – who wouldn’t like to receive this beauty on their birthday?!

What I Used:
Stamp Set:Happy Birthday To You
Paper: Whisper White; So Saffron
Ink: Memento Black; Stampin’ Blends – Light So Saffron, Light & Dark Mango Melody, Light & Dark Granny Apple Green, Light and Dark Smoky Slate
Other: Stitched Labels Dies, #146828; Birthday Dies, #153590 (available February 4th); Stampin’ Dimensionals