Sale-A-Brate Hippest Hippos FREE PDF

Time for another Mini Slimline design. I so enjoy creating a Slimline card. The card measures 7″ x 3 1/2″ and is so easy to create.

The Hippest Hippos stamp set and Hippo Dies are FREE now through August 31st, during Sale-A-Bration. Your total product order has to be $100 to get these adorable products free. You can click the images in the Product Details Section of this post to imagine all the projects you can create with this stamp and die set.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • I love this color combination – Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sorbet and Coastal Cabana. Three vibrant colors that work beautifully together to create a “happy” and fun design.
  • The Daffodil Delight card base is a 7″ square, scored at 3 1/2″.
  • The plaid patterned paper covers the front of the card base. It measures 3 1/2″ x 7″. It’s from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper pack. There are 48 sheets of amazing Designer Series Paper in the pack with designs for all occasions, including fun holiday patterns.
  • Click on the button below to download and print the Tutorial. The measurements and a “how to” are there.

So, download the PDF, pull out your Hippest Hippos stamps and Hippo Dies, and create something fun and “On Pont”!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Product Details



  • From today through July 31st, 2022, for every minimum order of $50.00 through my online store, you will receive a FREE package of Festive Pearls from me.
  • Please use the July Host Code QUHMHEFX.
  • Click the shopping bag below and the Host Code will automatically come up.

  • If your order is $150.00 or more, do not use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! and you will also receive the Festive Pearls from me.







The Biggest Birthday Wish

Hello Friends! Happy Saturday!

Today’s  card is a simple and colorful way to send a “big” birthday wish.  I’m showcasing the Biggest Wish stamp set.  The larges, bold sentiments in the set  are so much fun to use.  There are nine sentiments and a small image stamp.  The sentiments are mixed fonts that make it easy to create your own messages… “happy birthday”, birthday hello”, “hello friend” and on and on. This card can be used as a masculine birthday wish or a birthday wish for a child.

I kept the design simple, adding a few quick and easy details – an embossed layer, a little ink splatter and punched circles as embellishments.

Today’s Card Pieces and Parts

  • So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Poppy Parade is today’s color palette.  Love these colors together.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Night of Navy ink. (It looks black, but I just re-inked my Night of Navy and it was pretty juicy so the image stamped darker than usual).
  • The card base is a Basic White A-2 tent fold that measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The So Saffron card front layer is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and embossed with the Hive 3-D Embossing Folder.
  • The So Saffron card front is attached to the card base with Multipurpose Glue.
  • I fine that glue is a better adhesive when working with layers.  You have some time to slide your layers exactly where you want them.
  • The Basic White sentiment layer is die cut with one of the Rectangle Stitched Dies and attached to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • I cut two strips for the banners.  One is Bermuda Bay and the other is Poppy Parade.  They’re each 3/4″ wide.
  • The hand cut flagged banners are attached to the back of the sentiment layer.
  • My sentiment layer needed a little something more… I found an ink splatter stamp in the Color & Contour stamp set and “splattered” a little Bermuds Bay ink around the sentiment.
  • The ink splatter is stamped off once.
  • I used my Cupcake Builder Punch to punch a few small circles from Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade and So saffron cardstock.
  • They work well as embellishments.

So, find that fun “big” stamp, emboss a card layer, add a little ink splatter and create a “big” birthday wish.

…the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Card Product Details



  • Latest addition to the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection:  
  • The Robot Buddies Kit contains everything you need to create adorable robot themed cards and projects.
  • There are 9 card bases and envelopes along with sticker sheets and die cuts.
  • The Kit also includes a photopolymer stamp set,  two Stampin’ Ink Spots and a clear block .



  • Savings Are In Bloom  Promotion:  This is a good time to purchase the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  It’s 20% off the regular price.
  • There are 13 fabulous Bundles that coordinate with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Each Bundle is 20% off.



  • Waves Of The Ocean Collection Early Release.
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A FREE TUTORIAL Celebrating You

It’s Friday!  I hope you can make some time to “celebrate you” this weekend!

Look at the stamped balloon images.  Don’t they look real?  The balloons are one of the stamps from the Penguin Place Stamp Set. I’m not actually showcasing the Penguin Place Bundle today. I have a project ready for that soon.  Today, I’m showcasing the Create With Friends stamp set from the Annual Catalog.

I had to get  ink on these stamps and I thought there was no better way than to pair Create With Friends with Penguin Place and add a little slice of the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  And that’s exactly what I promote Stampin’ Up! .  You can mix and match and you’ll always have a great outcome. By the way, I’m also showing off almost all of the new In Colors ink.

Here’s the simple “How To” for today’s card:

  • I used a Thick Basic White card base cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/2″.
  • The Basic Black card layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  I like to use thin layers but if you feel more comfortable cutting a wider layer, that’s fine.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Basic Black center layer is 4 1/8″ x 2 7/8″.
  • The Basic White top layer is slightly smaller.  It’s 4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • Design Tip:  It’s easier to do a “fun layer” as I call it, or an offset layer if your bottom is cut slightly larger than the top. You’ll get more color exposure and it’ll be easier to angle your layer.  Give it a try.  It works.
  • I stamped my sentiment with my Stamparatus and stamped and fussy cut the balloons.
  • My layers are attached to each other with Multipurpose Glue.  I like using it because it does give you a little time to set your layers.

Here’s a suggestion.

Purchase the “Create With Friends” stamp set along with the Penguin Place Bundle, and add in a bottle of Multipurpose Glue, you can get the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper absolutely FREE.  You can create projects galore!

For the product details, you can click on the images below.

And, when you purchase through my website, you will also receive a package of the amazing Metallic Pearls as a gift from me.

So, cut your “fun layers”, add a large sentiment and a few balloons and create something to celebrate you!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Download the virtual Holiday Mini catalog by clicking here or on the image below.


It’s also time to Sale-A-Brate.  For every qualifying purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, including registering for Paper Pumpkin, you can choose a FREE product from the brochure below. The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.



This is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Along with the Starter Kit which includes $125.00 in products you choose, you will receive a Bundle of your choice from the new Holiday Mini and FREE shipping all for $99.00. There’s no better time than during Sale-A-Bration to join. There’s no obligation, you can cancel at any time. You can click here for all of the details or contact me directly.  I would love to have you join my Team of fun and talented paper crafters.  The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.






Cenebrate Stars & Stripes With The Paper Players!

Happy Fourth, Friends!

I couldn’t help but to do red, white and blue when I saw Anne Marie’s Theme Challenge for us at the Paper Players.  

It’s All About The Inspiration

My inspiration for today’s card came from my last post. I covered the bottom right corner of the top card layer with patterned paper strips. This is very easy and fun to do. I promise I’ll wait a little while before I do it again!

The dies from the Playful Alphabet Dies cut the word “CELEBRATE”. My Daffodil Delight bursts are die cuts from the Dandy Wishes Dies.  I embellished my card with little punched stars and added a few Resin Dots for some color balance.

Just looking through my stamps, paper and dies gives me inspiration.  Try taking a few minutes to browse through your supplies. There’s no doubt you’ll be able to create something you never thought you could!

So, grab your favorite stars and stripes and create something to celebrate with us over at the Paper Players. 

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Stampin’ Up! News!

Click on the images below for more details on Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Sale going on now.

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Hats Off To You, Reid!

Happy Wednesday friends!

Todays card is a fun, personalized card I made for a new little family member I haven’t yet met. He’s now 2 1/2 years old and I’ll be meeting him today!  I put his initial on the cap and matched the colors to his gift packaging.

The “Hats Off” stamp set is definitely one to have.  It’s one of those, “thank goodness I got this” stamp sets. I stamped the baseball cap and easily fussy cut it.  For some color and design interest, I added a few 1/2″ strips of Poppy Parade cardstock to the bottom corner of my card and finished it off with Daffodil Delight punched stars.

I put this card together in just a few minutes.  I die cut the initial on the cap with the Playful Alphabet dies.

The 1/2″ strips of Poppy Parade cardstock were easy to attach to the patterned paper layer.  They all measured 5 inches long.  I attached the evenly placed strips then trimmed the edges from the back of the patterned paper layer. This helped me get clean, straight cuts.

Pacific Point, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight are so much fun to use together.

So, grab your classic patterned paper, add some stripes, a baseball cap and a few stars and create something colorful and fun!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For more details on the products I used today, you can click on the images below.

Today is the last day for Retiring Products from the January-June Mini Catalog.  Order your favorites before it’s too late. Click the banner below.

Starting tomorrow and through August 2nd, save 15% on select Designer Series Paper from the current Annual Catalog.  This is a sale you won’t want to miss.

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