Press On With Perks!

Coffee anyone?  I am a coffee lover for sure.  I enjoy a great cup or two in the morning and after dinner.  There’s something about sitting down with a cup of fresh brewed coffee, don’t you agree?

So, today I want to talk about the Press On stamp set that I categorize as one of Stampin’ Up!’s more whimsical stamp sets.  The images have everything to do with coffee as do the sentiments and it’s perfect for the coffee lover in you!

Today’s card is Clean and Simple.

  • I used a Whisper White thick card stock base and added a Misty Moonlight layer.
  • My top layer is Whisper White card stock.
  • The coffee cup is stamped with Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White card stock, fussy cut and attached to the card with dimensionals.
  • I stamped a second cup with Misty Moonlight ink onto Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 6″ X 6″ In Color Designer Series Paper.
  • I fussy cut the center portion of the DSP coffee cup and glued it to the center of the Whisper White coffee cup.
  • My cup lid is colored with my Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend.
  • The Bumblebee stitched circle was cropped using the Stitched Shapes dies.
  • The spilled coffee beans are stamped with Early Espresso ink, which is certainly the right color for a coffee bean!
  • A few white circles from All The Trimmings Embellishments added just the right amount of interest to the circle.

This was another fun card and easy to put together.

So, grab your coffee, crop a circle, spill a few beans and create something fun!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

You can click on any of the pictures below for more details on each of the products used today.



Warm & Toasty In The Snow!

This little bear looks warm, toasty and very happy as he’s skating along in the freshly falling snow.

The Warm & Toasty stamp set has such fun images and sentiments.  This is my second project using this set and each finished card makes me smile.  I’m actually brushing up on my coloring skills which is a great benefit for me.

I mixed this Snowflake Splendor DSP layer with a Misty Moonlight card base and used Misty Moonlight ink for the sentiment and stamped snowflakes.  I was contemplating using Pacific Point, but loved the softness of the Misty Moonlight with the snow falling.

The bear is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, fussy cut and popped up on a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.   I used a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to color in his scarf and the little snow drift is cut with the Curvy Die and Whisper White card stock.  For a little bit of frost on the snowdrift, I added a Frosted Epoxy Droplet which, by the way, is so pretty.

Once I completed this card, I decided I really like the Cherry Cobbler and Misty Moonlight color combination.

So, grab some snowflake patterned paper, add a snowdrift and a skating bear, and create something that will make you smile.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Click on each photo below for product details.


Love of Leaves Thinking of You!

It’s Wednesday and I have a very thoughtful Fall themed card for you today.  This card is quick and easy with rich fall tones and a lot of visual texture.   I thought I’d have some fun with the burlap patterned paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack.  The detail in the photographed image is amazing and I hope my photography does it the justice it deserves.

The mix of grays, browns and a weave of vanilla in this pattern is a perfect canvas for lots of deep toned colors.  I chose to use Pretty Peacock, Crushed Curry and Cinnamon Cider today, but I can also see this pattern with deep pinks, deep toned greens and blues and very warm reds.

I used a Basic Gray card base with a Very Vanilla layer and added a Pretty Peacock horizontal strip.  This works as a good anchor for the cluster of leaves (even though one blew away) and my sentiment layer.  I really adore the clean and classy lines of the sentiment font.

Although I chose to create a Fall themed card with the Love of Leaves Bundle, you can use a leaf or two to add to a large sentiment label, a patterned paper large cropped banner, or use the negative portion of the dies to create a quick frame for a sentiment.  There is definitely versatility and value in this Bundle.

So, grab some photographed pattern paper, add a few leaves and a Linen Thread bow and create something with lots of visual texture.

The only limitation is your imagination!


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Tag, You’re It! – October Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Tag, You’re It” – tags or 3D projects to get you inspired for the upcoming gift season. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

The photo below will give you an idea of the size of the tag relative to the wine bottle.

My project today is a large tag sized perfectly for a wine bottle or a large gift box.  It measures 3 1/8″ X 5 1/4 inches, has lots of layers along with a sentiment label and long ribbons.  Most of the supplies for this project are from the Heartwarming Hugs Suite.  Below are the tag layer dimensions.

  • I cut the Mossy Meadow tag base layer 2 1/2″ X 5 1/2″.  The actual tag measures 5 1/4″ long but I used one of the scalloped edge Envelopes Dies at the bottom of the layer, so the layer has to be a little longer than the actual finished size. I also hand cut each top corner of the Mossy Meadow layer to create a tag top.
  • Note that I used the Envelopes Dies on the bottom of all of the layers on my tag so the measurements I’m giving you are before you “scallop” the bottom edge.
  • The Whisper White tag layer measures 2 1/8″ x 4 1/2″. The finished scalloped layer measures 4 1/4″ in length.
  • The gingham layer measures 2″ x 4 3/8″. The finished scalloped layer measures 4 1/8″ in length.
  • The Real Red dotted layer measures 1 3/4″ X 4 1/4″. The finished scalloped layer measures 4″ in length.
  • The plaid check layer is one of the Celebration Labels Dies.  It measures 3 1/8″ X 4 3/8″.
  • My sentiment layer is also one of the Celebration Labels Dies. It’s the smallest die.
  • The Real Red swirl under the sentiment layer was cut from one of the Stitched Stars Dies.
  • I embellished the tag with some Mossy Meadow Diagonal Striped Ribbon (which, by the way is absolutely soft and stunning), and Real Red Braided Linen Trim.  I also added a little Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the sentiment label.
  • I used my 1/4″ punch to punch the top of the tag.  The Real Red Linen Trim is through the hole and ties around the wine bottle neck so the tag falls nicely.
  • I added the Mossy Meadow striped bow to the top of the large Celebration Labels Die with some glue dots.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 11th when our theme is “Pile It On!” Participants will showcase projects with lots of layers, embellishments and/or texture. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  8. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb… (you are here)


Our World Card Making Day Celebration!

Happy Sunday!

Yesterday, I celebrated World Card Making Day with my special stamping friends.  Georgia, Monica, Barbara and I have always made it a priority to get together once each month to share projects and ideas. We’ve done this for at least a few years. We haven’t all been together since early this year and yesterday we were finally all in the same room. It was a fun afternoon. We also ate pizza!!!

I asked the girls if I could dedicate today’s post to them. They were happy to share their projects and hope you all enjoy them.

Georgia Egan is our 3-D girl.  She designs the most beautiful cards, but she really loves anything that can hold anything.  She is continuing to inspire and push me along to creating more 3-D projects.  I’m open to it!  Her project was a stand up box that you fill from the bottom. It’s embellished with Silver Foil snowflakes and tied with a satin ribbon.  She scored – we punched, we tabbed and added Tear and Tape adhesive and a beautiful satin ribbon. Here’s Georgia’s finished project  It truly is stunning.

Monica VanBuskirk is both a card and 3-D designer.  Monica designed a clean and simple card using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. She cropped the sunflower with some Bumblebee polka dot DSP, added the die cut overlay in Gold Metallic Foil, embossed the Whisper White card layer, added some Whisper White die cut leaves and a sweet sentiment celebrating the day.  Those three little Bumblebee Enamel Dots are the perfect finishing touch for Monica’s card.  I love the sunflower with a softer look.  The So Saffron card base is a perfect complement to the Bumblebee sunflower. Monica’s card is soft and sweet!

Barbara Levitz is our resident card maker and she loves to color and fussy cut.  She creates beautiful cards for just about anything. Barbara loves to test drive colors, stamp sets, dies and embellishments. She’s our Stampin’ Blends girl and always comes up with something lovely to share. Barbara’s project is Fall themed using the stunning Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper. Look at those perfectly fussy cut leaves.  The Braided Linen Trim is a perfect embellishment for the Craft card stock card base. Barbara’s card is warm and grateful!

My project was a Clean and Simple card using the Celebrations Tidings Bundle, a most definite favorite of mine. I posted this card earlier this week and I knew the ladies would enjoy putting it together. Here’s the link to my original post.  Merry Christmas Clean and Simple.

I hope you enjoyed these projects as much as we did.  Our World Card Making Day celebration was fun. It was so nice to be together again!

So, grab some of your favorite supplies, add some satin ribbon, a beautiful gold embellished sunflower, a few perfectly cut leaves, a little heart and create something sweet and pretty.