This Little Piggy

This stamp set is just so stinkin’ cute.  Lately, Stampin’ Up! has come out with several caricature stamp sets with some of the cutest images.  This Little Piggy has lots of possibilities — to send love, to send congratulations and to send thanks!

this little piggy stamp

this little piggy samples

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Daisy Punch is now available again!


The Daisy Punch is now available for purchase, as is the Daisy Delight Bundle.

While Stampin’ Up! has received another shipment, it’s popularity could cause it to go back on backorder.  If you’ve been wanting these products, I recommend ordering them as soon as possible using my on-line store.  Just click on the product links above or click on the “Shop” tab.  


Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Part 2: Daisy Delight

We love them – we really do love them! Daisies are the classic summer-time wildflower, just begging to be added to a kitchen counter vase or woven into a daisy chain. White daisies aren’t the only option for that beautiful shape, though. Plenty of plants have daisy-like flowers bringing delight in gardens and bouquets.

There is the classic white Shasta Daisy with its yellow center and bright white petals, and the Calendula with its blooms of yellow sunshine

Next, there are the smiling faces of Black-eyed Susans and the yellow-red Gaillardia, which is also known as the Blanket Flower.

And, let’s not forget the popular Gerbera and Blue Marguerite daisies in their bright, cheerful colors.

And finally, the various purple daisies:  African Daisy or Osteopermum with vibrant purple flowers, the towering Purple Cone Flowers and the soft pastels of Asters.

So go ahead and experiment with the Daisy Delight bundle.  You’re sure to find a winning combination of color and cheerfulness that is sure to brighten someone’s day!

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!



Part 1: Daisy Delight Bundle

Picture yourself lying in the sun, sipping your favorite beverage, kids playing nearby, soft music playing, and everything on your to-do list and every household chore is already done. That’s the same feeling you’ll get from this lovely floral stamp set. It really is just delightful — especially when it’s the Daisy Delight Bundle with stamp set and coordinating punch.

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Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Father’s Day

Father’s Day honor fathers and celebrates fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of the very good men in our lives. It has been celebrated since the Middle Ages.  In many European countries, it has been celebrated on March 19, which is Saint Joseph’s Day. Today, many countries have adopted the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June — probably because it is better weather is better for grilling a thick steak on the grill!

Earlier this month, my  June stamp camp featured a card buffet of masculine cards.  It was interesting to see which cards my lady friends selected and the stories they told of their fathers and husbands.

Here are some of the cards — made using current and retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.

On the Open Sea (retired)

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Urban District (retired)

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Guy Greetings (current)

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Until next time, sending crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Crafting Forever

Welcome crafting friends!

As recommended by the sentiment in the Crafting Forever Stamp Set, you should “do something creative every day!” With these beautiful line-art images of crafting essentials, it’s easy to jump right in and get creative anytime. But this set is cut out for so much more!

crafting forever stamp set

It also fulfills the Angel Policy, which allows you to sell hand-stamped items using Stampin’ Up! products while honoring the copyright laws.

crafting forever stamp set

This fun stamp set will remind you how much you love sharing your creativity with others.  Here another fun card using Wood Textures Designer Series Paper stack.

crafting forever stamp set idea

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Last Day to Order from Current Catalog

Just a quick reminder, today is the last day to order any of those lovely stamps and designer series papers which are retiring from the current catalog.  If there is something that you’ve been wanting on the retired list, this is last time you’ll be able to order it before it’s gone for good.  

Click here to place your order by midnight tonight using my on-line store.

Sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Sneak Peek: Daisy Delight Bundle

One of my favorite items in the new catalog is the Daisy Punch.  I especially love to layer two punches to make a fuller daisy.  And, to add a little personality to your daisy, try a little sponging and curl a few petals with your bone folder.

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daisy delight card ideas

These cards are made using the Daisy Delight bundle — stamp and punch set.  This cards are just so cheerful that they are sure to brighten someone’s days.

 daisy bundle

Unfortunately, I have some bad news and some good news for you.  

The bad news is that the new Daisy punch has been so incredibly popular with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that it is already sold out!  The good news is that Stampin’ Up! has worked with their supplier to expedite a new shipment that is expected to arrive in late June.  

I will post a note on my blog when the Daisy Punch and the Daisy Delight bundle are available to order.   In the mean time, you will find lots and lots of other great products in the catalog.  And, I’ll design a card using this new punch at my next stamp camp so you’ll have the opportunity to play with this fun bundle.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Create a Gift Box for A-2 sized Cards

We all are experts at making cards — especially A2 sized cards.  Here is a quick and easy way to turn a stack of cards into a gift.  Each cute gift box will hold six cards and envelopes.

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Here are the instructions creating this box which is held closed by the decorative belly band.  

Pieces of Cardstock

  • Select designer series paper and three complementary colors of cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper – 1 ½” x 12″
  • First Color of Cardstock* – 7 ½” x 11″
  • Second color of cardstock – 3″ x 3″
  • Third color cardstock – die cut using the largest square from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
  • Use a scrap of cardstock to die cut a decorative image like a butterfly or dragonfly


Score first color of cardstock* to form the box 

  • With 7 ½” side at the top of the Simply Scored board (portrait orientation), score at ¾” and 6 ¾” 
  • With 11″ side is at the top of your Simply Scored board (landscape orientation), score at 2 ¾”, 3 ½”, 8” and 8 ¾“

Burnish all score lines with bone folder

Using your paper snips, cut out and remove the small square tabs between 2 ¾” and 3 ½” score lines (top of box)

Cut out small pie wedges along each square tabs at the 8” and 8 ¾” (base of box)

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Put adhesive (snail, fast fuse, etc.) on outside (or back side) of these two small wedged tabs.  Put adhesive on the inside (or front side) of the tabs to form bottom of the box (8 ¾”& 11”)

Assemble bottom of box: adhere wedged tabs on the inside of back side tabs of the box; fold the bottom up and attach front side tabs to back side tabs of box.  Next fold box lid down with side tabs on the outside of the box base.

The belly band will hold the box lid down and in place. To create belly band, center box on strip of DSP, then gently wrap the strip of DSP around the box.  With finger tips, simply crease edges along the sides of the box to allow ease of motion

Remove strip of DSP and add adhesive on either end

Wrap DSP around box, add 3”x3” square piece. Check to see if the belly band slides easily.

Remove belly band, adhere stitched square die cut to the 3”x 3” piece, then add decorative die cut image

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Next insert your cards and envelopes, fold the top closed and slide on the belly band. When complete, your box will hold 4-6 cards and envelopes (A2 sized).

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!