Quick and Easy Birthday Cards

Do you send out birthday cards?  Want a way to make a bunch quick and easy?  Well, the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper makes it super easy!  This paper was featured in the Occasions catalog and is currently retiring.  I made 7 cards in just a flash and didn't come close to using all the paper.  There are several designs I didn't use (although I have plans to make even more!).   This is some really beautiful paper with 48 6 x 6 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided paper.  One side has photographic images, and the other has graphic images.  This paper makes it sooo easy to create quick and easy cards!  You can cut it up and make as many as 4 cards from one single sheet or simply cover a card front and use the scraps on another card!

Here are the individual cards:



Some of these cards were the ones we made at my class this past weekend.  We can all use some quick and easy cards when free time is so hard to come by.  

I'm not including instructions as I think they are pretty self-explanatory but if you have any questions, just ask!


Happy Stamping!


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Floral Statements OnStage Atlanta Swap Card

This is the 4th in my series of OnStage Atlanta swap cards that I made.  This card uses the Floral Statements stamp set.

I wanted a rose that mimicked a rose that grows in my garden--yellow with pinkish, coral accents.  Using my Blends I was able to duplicate that look!  The embossing folder makes a 3-D look and is gorgeous!

All the details and printable instructions are available here

Here are the previous cards in this series:


REMINDER:  Many of the items in the Last Chance (Retiring) store and the Clearance Rack are either sold out or with very limited supplies left.  Order now if you truly want any of these products.


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Eastern Palace OnStage Atlanta Swap Card

This is the third in my series of OnStage Atlanta swaps.  This card features the Eastern Palace Suite--stamps, dies, and designer paper.  The Eastern Beauty bundle of the stamps and dies will be available only until the end of May.  After that time, they will be available individually in the new catalog.




I also created a couple of alternatives for my own stash--very similar but not quite the same.


All the details and printable instructions are available here

Here are the first two cards in the series, in case you missed them.  Just click on the photo to go to that post:


Just a reminder--Many of the items on the Retiring List and the Clearance Rack are either sold out or in very limited supply.  If you are interested in any of these things, you need to place your order now.  I don't want any of you to be disappointed if the items that you want are no longer available.

If you place an order that is below $150, please use my April Host Code HY7EQVS3 and you will be entered into my monthly drawing for gifts from me.  This month I am gifting a new ink pad, Grapefruit Grove, one of the new In Colors.

Happy Stamping!

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You're Priceless OnStage Atlanta swap card

Swapping is a big part of all Stampin' Up! events and I was involved in two organized swaps plus some general swaps.  Over the next few days I will be sharing the swaps that I made as well as showing you some of the swaps I received.  Swapping is a great way to get ideas and also some samples of stamp sets that perhaps I don't have.

Today's swap is one I made for an organized swap.  For this swap we were to use something from the annual catalog and it was for full cards.  I decided to use the You're Priceless stamp set.  This stamp set and the Designer Series Paper I used are all retiring so if you'd like to get these, you should order right away while they are still available.  (Edited to note:  the paper is retiring and will sell out quickly!).  I know that when I first saw this stamp set in the catalog, I didn't get it immediately.  It was gifted to me by my upline, Jessica Taylor, and I'm so happy she gave it to me.  Sometimes we just can't see the possibilities of certain stamp sets!  And I liked that it coordinated with the Naturally Eclectic suite and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  Fun!


I wanted to do something a little different on the inside so I stamped the sentiment twice, offsetting it just a little.  I'm happy with how it turned out!

You can get all the details and printable instructions here.

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NEW Items added to Clearance Rack



Stampin' Up! has added new items to the Clearance RackSavings of up to 60% are available but only as long as supplies last!  So don't delay if you want any of these great deals!


If you place an order that is below $150, please use the Host Code HY7EQVS3 to be entered into my monthly drawing.  This month I have a new In Color ink pad (Grapefruit Grove) to gift to one of you.




Color Revamp!


If you checked out the retiring list, you might have wondered just what the heck was going on...so many colors retiring, all the ink pads.  Well, there is a color revamp--everyone had been speculating when we'd have a color refresh and it's here in the new catalog!  All the ink pads are retiring because we are getting new, easier to open ink pads

And they stack!  Also retiring is the Basic Black archival ink and the Basic Gray archival.  They are bringing back Stazon to use instead ( frankly, I prefer that anyway!).  

So what colors are they bringing in to replace those retiring colors (Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Dapper Denim, Elegant Eggplant, Emerald Envy, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Peekaboo Peach, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, and Wisteria Wonder)????

Well, they are bringing back some older colors:  Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana, Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron, and Blackberry Bliss!   They are also keeping Flirty Flamingo.

And there are some new colors as well.  Here are the colors that we'll be having in the new catalog:

I'm so happy!  Some of my favorite colors are coming back--Coastal Cabana, Mint Macaron, and Mossy Meadow!  And I know a lot of people will be happy for Blackberry Bliss.

Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

Right now Stampin' Up! is running a 50% off your first two months of Paper Pumpkin.  This is for first-time subscribers only.  Use the code SAVEFIFTY0418 to take advantage of this great deal!  You must subscribe by April 10 to get the April kit.


I was in Atlanta this past weekend for OnStage (Stampin' Up! event which introduced us to the new annual catalog coming out in June).  There they had a display with a sneak peek of the April and May Paper Pumpkins. 

Just a hint...If you love lighthouses or nautical items, then you definitely want to order the April kit!  The May kit is a more masculine kit suitable for Father's Day or masculine cards.

Don't miss out--subscribe now!  SAVEFIFTY0418 is the code to use to get your kits at 50% off!  Click here or you can click on the Paper Pumpkin tab at the top of the page.  Since subscriptions are based on email, you may be able to use a different email and still get the discount!  (But no guarantees that that will now work although it has worked in the past)




Retiring Products List Released!


Stampin' Up! has released the list of Retiring products from both the Occasions catalog and the Annual catalog.  You can view them here:



ALL of these items are "as supplies last" so if you want any of them, you should order them NOW!  Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed until May 25 (SU makes those sets themselves).  All other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last. 

Stampin' Up! has said "Depending on inventory levels, some discounts on the items may be introduced May 8.  The discounts will NOT be preannounced and will vary based on inventory levels.  If you purchased before this discount, Stampin' Up! will not refund your money."  If you wait, hoping for a discount, you may be disappointed that what you want is no longer available.


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