Happy, Happy Monday!!

Today’s post is very similar to yesterday’s card.  There is a story behind my posting back to back almost identical cards.  I’ll give you the short version at the end of this post.  At least as short as I can.

The Dandy Wishes Dies are amazing!  They are part of the Dandy Wishes Bundle that includes the dies and the Garden Wishes stamp set.  The coordinating 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper is a cool mix of ecclectic, vintage and very contemporary designs.  You can take your imagination for a really cool ride with this Bundle and DSP.  These dies reminded me of circle medallions when I first looked at them and I knew I would be using them in many projects.

I decided to create a flower garden today.  My flower garden is clean, simple and has just the right amount of sparkle with the Gold and Silver Metallic Pearls.  I added a thin Basic Black layer to my card base to give my top layer a bit of dimension.  I chose a sentiment from the Lots of Heart Stamp Set because the font is simple and clean repeating the design of this card.

So, here’s the stampin’ story I promised you… the short version!

I am a Guest Designer over at the Paper Players challenge blog.  This week’s challenge is a Color Challenge using red or pink, black and white and silver and/or gold.  So, I created today’s card for the challenge and  was so happy with the finished card.  I went over to upload my card to the challenge post and noticed that the green grass on my card stuck out like a sore thumb!  Yikes!  I know I can sometimes go off the grid with my cards (my stamping friends will definitely agree to that), but I didn’t think this would work at all.  I don’t know what I was thinking when I first made the card, but I had fun doing it.

So, I quickly remade the card for the Challenge and changed the grass to Basic Black.  Now I had a conforming card for the Challenge and a card to post today.

Below is yesterday’s card.

I must say that this really is a quick and easy card to put together.  My remake took just a few minutes.  So, if you need to create a bunch of cards quickly, give this a try and remember…

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Stampin’ Up! Updates:

Sale-A-Bration:  There are only two weeks left for Sale-A-Bration which ends on February 28th.  So, now is a great time to review your Wish List and treat yourself to a favorite cardstock pack or ink pads in colors you may want to add to your collection.  It’s also a great time to treat yourself to that stamp and die Bundle you may have had your eye on or add to your embellishment or ribbon stash. For every $50 product purchase, you will be able to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  You can download a copy of the Sale-A-Bration FREE product Brochure by clicking the photo below.


Join Stampin’ Up!:  There is no better time to join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale-A-Bration.  So if your Wish List is large, you might want to think about joining and I would love to have you join my Team. 

  • We are and we love Hobby Stampers!
  • You can select $125.00 in product from any current catalog for $99.00 plus FREE shipping!
  • You will also receive 5 packs of 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper FREE.  That’s correct – FIVE packs, and they are beautiful!  They’re shown in the picture above.  That’s more than enough Designer Series paper to get started.  They’ll be available in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, but you’ll have a chance to have them first.
  • Along with all of the above, you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
  • Once you purchase the starter kit, you can continue to place orders to receive a 20% – 25% discount on your purchases.
  • After you purchase your Starter Kit, there is absolutely NO OBLIGATION to continue.  Yes–you read that right. No obligation at all.
  • You can join Stampin’ Up! as a hobby demonstrator, receive all of the perks and enjoy the art of card making and paper crafting with access to Private Facebook Groups and Galleries.
  • There are fun Team gatherings with loads of inspiration.  That choice is yours.
  • You will have an opportunity to see, purchase and try all of the new releases before they go live to customers. (Since I’m curious by nature, I love this perk the most).
  • Many join because stamping is their hobby.  That’s why I did.
  • If you want to make it a business and earn extra income, there’s plenty of training and support available to you.
  • You will cultivate friendships and share inspiration and camaraderie, mostly from the comfort of your home. There is never any pressure, obligation or commitment.
  • Now is a great time to join and enjoy the world of card making and paper crafting.
  • I think you’ll be happy if you say yes!
  • Click the button below to join my Team or contact me with any questions you might have.


Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles:

During Sale-A-Bration 2017, so many of you loved the Hey Chick Stamp Set.  Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back—along with coordinating dies and a completely new bundle created in the same style. These two bundles are only available for a limited time.  Take a look at some of the images.  They are hilariously adorable!!   For more details, you can click on each picture below.

The Hey Chick Bundle – #158627

Hey Birthday Chick Bundle – #158631

Below is a sample of a Paper Pumpkin Mini Box with a “Hey Chick” tag.  You have to love her hair!!!

Below are a few cards created with the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle.