BLOG HOP & VIDEO: Hummingbird Corner Flip Fold Cards [Series #1]

Welcome to a new adventure in card-making with the Corner Flip Fold Card series! Discover the joy of creating interactive, surprise-filled cards that delight both maker and receiver. Today's tutorial features a simple fold that reveals a pop-up surprise, coupled with the charming designs from the Thoughtful Expressions Stamp Set. Perfect for various occasions, these cards can be customized to convey heartfelt sentiments in the most personal way. Join me as we explore this exciting series, complete with a video guide to help you perfect your craft. Let's flip into creativity together!

Crafting for You [Envelope Card Box Series #7]

Hello to all my fellow craft lovers! There’s something uniquely satisfying about creating a beautiful piece of art from scratch. Today, I'm excited to introduce a special project that is close to my heart—a stunning handmade 3D envelope card box designed especially for crafters. Utilizing the delightful "Crafting for You" stamps and dies from Stampin’ Up, this tutorial encapsulates the essence of our shared passion for crafting. This 3D card doesn’t just pop; it comes alive with miniature crafting tools like an embossing machine, a paper trimmer, and even a basket brimming with yarn, all floating elegantly against a backdrop of Gorgeously Made Designer Series Paper. Whether it's a birthday, a congratulatory occasion, or just a simple gesture of inspiration, this card speaks volumes through its intricate details and the heartfelt message "you inspire me". Stay tuned for more details in the instructions section below, where I’ve included a free PDF with step-by-step guidance to help you recreate this crafty masterpiece. Plus, there’s a video tutorial to walk you through each stage of the crafting process. Let’s make something beautiful together!

Best of the Retiring List: Supremely Awesome Triple Tier

As we bid farewell to the Stampin' Up! Supremely Awesome Stamp Set, a culinary-inspired crafting marvel, let's reminisce about its final hurrah: a Triple Tier flipping pizza card that encapsulates its charm. This card, a feast for the eyes, features Luigi the Italian Chef, our dough-tossing maestro, who welcomes you into a world of cheesy delight. But the surprises don't stop there; with a simple pull, pizzas dance in the air, flipping in a delightful display of crafty ingenuity. This whimsical creation, set against the bright and cheerful backdrop of retiring designer paper, serves as a testament to the stamp set's versatility and joy. The Supremely Awesome Stamp Set, with its quirky pizza images, heartfelt sentiments, and a dash of Italian flair, has spiced up our crafting sessions, proving that every day is ripe for celebration. As we close the chapter on this beloved set, we cherish the memories and creativity it inspired, a reminder of the simple pleasures that crafting brings to our lives.

Best of the Retiring List: Night of Flight Joy Fold

Elevate your paper crafting journey with the ethereal charm of the retiring "Night of Flight" stamp set from Stampin' Up. As I bid this stunning collection adieu, I’ve immortalized its beauty in a heartfelt sympathy card, delicately inked with the rich spectrum of Stampin' Blends markers. This card transcends occasions; with a mere change of words, it transforms to celebrate, encourage, or console. Featuring the unique Diagonal Joy fold, this creation unfolds like a treasure map to solace, guiding the recipient through a tactile experience of care and craftsmanship. Though this stamp set is a Host exclusive—only available with Stampin' Rewards—it's a creative conquest worth the quest. Embrace the opportunity to create a masterpiece that captures the essence of every fleeting moment before the "Night of Flight" flutters away.

Best of the Retiring List: Next DestinationFun Folds

As we prepare to bid farewell to the Stampin' Up Next Destination Stamp Set, it's the perfect moment to spotlight its charm and versatility one last time. With a pair of delightful double point arrow fun fold cards, colored with the zest and zeal of the Stampin' Blends Markers, we pay homage to a set that has been a beacon for crafters with a case of wanderlust and a penchant for life's transitions. The Next Destination isn't just a collection of stamps; it's a vessel for capturing the essence of travel, new beginnings, and the elegant chapters of our lives. Through cards, scrapbook pages, and tags, we embrace each journey, crafting not just art, but memories. Let's celebrate the adventures that await with every stamp and color, marking our creative paths with the indelible spirit of the Next Destination.

Best of theRetiring List: Little Monkey Bundle Fun folds

In the heart of the crafting jungle, the Stampin' Up! Little Monkey Stamp Set and its trusty coordinating punch are preparing for a grand farewell. This cherished duo has been at the center of countless creative journeys, blending cuteness and whimsy into handmade projects. As part of my "best of the retiring list" tribute, it's impossible to overlook the charming fun fold cards that have brought this bundle to life. Imagine crafting your own tropical paradise, filled with playful monkeys and vibrant jungle scenery, all made easy with this versatile set. Whether you're aiming for simplicity or sophistication, the creative possibilities are boundless. Before this bundle swings away into retirement after April 30, dive into the adventure of making these delightful cards with our comprehensive guides, complete with templates and video tutorials. It's time to capture the spirit of the jungle in your projects one last time!

Celebrating the Eclipse with an Eclipse Card!

As the celestial dance of today's eclipse unfolds across the skies, it beckons us not just to watch but to partake in its cosmic ballet through the art of crafting. Inspired by this rare spectacle, I embarked on creating an "Eclipse" technique slimline card, a homage to the intertwining of celestial wonders and heartfelt celebrations. Utilizing the retiring Stargazing Designer Series Paper for its starry sky motif, I meticulously cut out "Happy Birthday" with the Alphabet A La Mode Die set, embedding the festivity amidst the cosmos. Each sparkly Rhinestone star I placed is a whisper from the universe, reminding us of the beauty that lies in the night sky. This project is more than a card; it's a bridge between us and the vast, mysterious universe, made tangible through the art of paper crafting.

Stargazing [Envelope Card Box Series #5]

As we stand on the cusp of witnessing the solar eclipse, a celestial dance that reminds us of the universe's vast mysteries, I find myself inspired to channel this cosmic wonder into something tangible and heartfelt. In anticipation of this astral event, I'm excited to unveil a project that transcends the ordinary – a 3D envelope card box that's a gateway to the stars. This handmade masterpiece, featuring a rocket ship, an astronaut, and floating planets, is my ode to the cosmos and the perfect canvas to express our fascination with the universe. At the heart of this creation is the Stargazing Suite Collection, a treasure trove of galactic stamps, cosmic dies, and holographic paper that's sadly bidding us farewell. This suite has been my companion in crafting a galaxy of my own, where bright colors and fields of stars come together to create a celestial spectacle. Designed for any occasion that calls for a touch of the extraordinary, this gift set is not just a card, but a journey through the cosmos, promising to bring a piece of the universe to your loved ones.

Easter Lily Gift Set [Easter Lilies Series #6]

Welcome to the grand finale of my Easter Lilies Series! This handmade gift set combines the timeless elegance of Berry Burst on Crumb Cake, showcasing the intricate designs of the Stampin’ Up Easter Lilies stamps and dies bundle. Whether you're crafting a sympathy card or celebrating a joyous occasion, this versatile set is sure to leave a lasting impression. Dive into the world of creative possibilities with step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial in the INSTRUCTIONS section below. Let's infuse every occasion with a touch of handmade charm!

DIY Handmade Cell Phone Message Pull Out Card Tutorial

Introducing the Cell Phone Message Pull Out card - a handmade marvel designed to impress even the most discerning recipients. With a simple pull, personalized text messages spring to life, adding a touch of tech-inspired magic to any occasion. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or simply want to share a heartfelt message, this card is sure to delight. Join me as we dive into the world of DIY crafting and create something truly special together.

Carousel Horses [Envelope Card Box Series #4]

Welcome to the enchanting world of handmade creations! In this tutorial, I'm thrilled to unveil the mesmerizing Carousel Horse Envelope Card Box, featuring the delightful Carousel Horses stamps and dies from Stampin’ Up! Join me as we embark on a crafting journey filled with whimsy and wonder, perfect for adding a personal touch to any celebration. From birthdays to special occasions, this Carousel Horse Envelope Card Box is sure to spread joy and cheer wherever it goes. So, gather your crafting supplies and let's dive into the magic of creating something truly special together!

Paper Florist Wowzers! [Envelope Card Box Series #3]

Welcome to a world where creativity blooms and sentiments are crafted into timeless keepsakes. Join me on a journey to discover the art of creating stunning 3D Paper Flower Envelope Card Boxes using the exquisite Stampin' Up! Paper Florist Dies and Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper. Perfect for any occasion, these handmade treasures are sure to capture hearts and inspire smiles. With step-by-step guidance and a touch of personal flair, let's turn ordinary moments into extraordinary memories together.

Stunning Paper Florist Slimline Card Tutorial

Welcome to my crafting haven, where creativity blooms and heartfelt sentiments come to life. In this tutorial, I'm thrilled to share with you a delightful handmade gift set featuring a stunning slimline card adorned with intricate 3D flowers created using the Stampin’ Up! Paper Florist die set. Whether it's a sympathy card or a celebration of life's milestones, this versatile design can be tailored to suit any occasion.

Wedding Card [Diagonal Pocket Fold Series #8]

The spark for this creation ignited with the Stampin’ Up! Here's to Love stamp set, a collection that beautifully portrays the essence of companionship and togetherness. Envisioning a card that transcends traditional boundaries, I embarked on a crafting adventure to create a keepsake - a memento that celebrates the coming together of two souls through the elegance of paper art. This card, with its two pull-up tags representing a bride and a groom, is more than a gesture; it's a symbol of love's enduring bond.

Excellent Eggs [Upright Z Fold Series #7]

Dive into the vibrant world of Easter crafting with my latest project – an adorable Easter Bunny and colorful Easter Egg card! This creation combines whimsical stamp sets, bright dies, and an intriguing upright Z Fold to bring a splash of Spring joy straight to your crafting table. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting, this card, the fifth installment in my Upright Z fold series, is designed to inspire and spread cheer. With step-by-step instructions, a handy video tutorial, and a series of creative explorations at your fingertips, you're all set to make this Easter extra special. Join me in celebrating the season of renewal with a handmade card that's sure to brighten anyone's day!

Easter Lily Gift Set [Easter Lilies Series #5]

In the realm of handmade gifts, there lies a unique charm that resonates deeply with both the creator and the recipient. My latest creation, a stunning gift set crafted with the intricate Easter Lilies stamp set and dies bundle, is a testament to this unique connection. This gift set isn't just about the visual appeal of the delicate 3D paper lilies or the innovative Square Pillowboxes; it's about illuminating the lives of those we care about. By incorporating a tea light within the card, a simple gesture turns into a beacon of warmth, lighting up the intricate details of the lilies and casting a gentle glow on your heartfelt messages. Designed to suit a spectrum of occasions—from Easter and Mother’s Day to moments requiring a sympathetic touch or a simple pick-me-up—this creation transcends the ordinary, becoming a versatile expression of thoughtfulness. Each element, from the choice of envelope to the step-by-step guide provided, ensures that the journey of crafting this gift is as rewarding as the moment of giving. Join me in spreading light and love through the art of handmade gifts, one carefully crafted piece at a time.

Lots of Latte Tutorial [Envelope Card Box Series #2]

Embark on a journey of warmth and creativity with the Latte Love Envelope Card Box. Inspired by the cozy moments shared over a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, this project transcends the ordinary to deliver a heartfelt message. Using the Stampin’ Up! A Little Latte Suite, each card box is a crafted scene of connection, adorned with heart clouds in the cream of mugs. Designed for those who cherish the joy of giving, this tutorial is more than just instructions—it's an invitation to craft a moment, a warm embrace encapsulated in paper form. Whether gifting with a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts Gift Card or simply sharing a handmade gesture of love, the Latte Love Envelope Card Box is your canvas to express warmth, one craft at a time.

Easter Lily Slimline Gift Set [Easter Lilies Series #4]

In my latest blog post, I delve into the creation of a stunning Easter-themed gift set, featuring the elegance of 3D paper lilies crafted with the Stampin’ Up Easter Lilies stamp set and dies bundle. This project, part of my Easter Lilies Bundle Gift Set Series, showcases the beauty and heartfelt sentiment of handmade gifts. Designed for various occasions, from Easter to Mother's Day, this gift set transcends the ordinary, offering a personal touch that speaks volumes. I've provided a free PDF with detailed instructions, ensuring everyone can recreate this masterpiece, alongside videos for those who prefer a visual learning experience. This isn't just a crafting project; it's a gesture of love and thoughtfulness, embodied in the art of handmade gifting.

Latte Love Card [Diagonal Pocket Fold Series #7]

In the heart of every crafted card lies a message of love and connection, and our latest tutorial featuring the enchanting Double Pocket Fun Fold card is no exception. Inspired by the cozy moments shared over a warm cup of latte or hot chocolate, this design, part of the Stampin’ Up! Lots of Latte Suite Collection, is a testament to the joy of giving. Whether it's a birthday, a thank you, or just a simple gesture of appreciation, this card folds in layers of warmth and creativity, ensuring your message is felt deeply. Set to debut in the new Online Exclusives, the Latte Love Suite brings to life the aroma and comfort of coffee in a card that fits perfectly within a standard-sized envelope. And with our detailed guide and video tutorial, creating this piece of art is both enjoyable and fulfilling. Join us as we fold, embellish, and share love, one card at a time.

He is Risen Easter Lily Gift Set [Easter Lilies Series #3]

In the heart of crafting, there lies the opportunity to weave messages of hope, faith, and love into every creation. The "He is Risen" card and gift box project, crafted with the exquisite Easter Lilies stamp set and dies, is a testament to this beautiful intersection of art and emotion. Designed not only for Easter but adaptable for various occasions, this project transcends the boundaries of a simple card, becoming a vessel of heartfelt sentiments. Whether it's a message of sympathy, a birthday wish, or a tribute for Mother’s Day, the "He is Risen" creation carries your heartfelt emotions in a standard-sized envelope, ready to touch the hearts of those you cherish. Join me in this crafting journey, as we explore the significance of Easter Lilies in conveying messages of peace and renewal, and dive into detailed instructions and a video tutorial designed to inspire and guide your crafting adventure.

Simply Zinnia Card [Diagonal Pocket Fold Series #6]

Embark on a journey of creativity and surprise with the Double Pocket Tag Card, a masterpiece that transforms card-making into an art form. This card, featuring the vibrant Flowering Zinnias Suite, is not just a message but an experience. Designed with elegance and versatility in mind, it's perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to Mother's Day. Dive into the world of paper-crafted gardens, where each tag blooms with heartfelt greetings, and discover how to bring this enchanting creation to life with our comprehensive guide and video tutorial. Join us in this celebration of crafting, where every fold and flourish tells a story.

Hummingbird and Easter Lily Gift Set [Easter Lilies Series #2]

Join me on a creative journey as I unveil a stunning gift set creation in my latest tutorial. Featuring the exquisite Easter Lilies Bundle and the enchanting Thoughtful Expressions Bundle from Stampin’ Up, this project transcends ordinary card making. Learn the art of crafting 3D paper lilies and adding a splash of color to Square Pillowboxes with ease. Perfect for a myriad of occasions, from Easter to weddings, this gift set is a testament to the timeless beauty of handcrafted elegance. Discover step-by-step instructions and more in my comprehensive guide, designed to inspire and facilitate your crafting adventure.

Best of Sale-a-bration 2024: Don’t miss out on the Trusty Toolbox Designer Paper

As Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2024 draws to a close, don't miss the opportunity to own the exceptional Trusty Toolbox Designer Series Paper. Perfect for crafters who adore creating unique, tool-themed projects, this paper is a testament to creativity and versatility. Available for a limited time until February 29, this special edition item, along with others in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, will soon be retiring. Qualifying orders offer you the chance to earn this remarkable paper for free, enhancing your crafting arsenal with designs that celebrate the builders, fixers, and DIY enthusiasts in your life. Dive into your next crafting adventure with the Trusty Toolbox Designer Series Paper and create projects that leave a lasting impression.

Beach Day Card [Upright Z Fold Series #6]

Dive into summer crafting with our latest card-making tutorial, featuring a stunning Lifeguard Hut beach-themed card. Utilizing the Upright Z Fold technique, this project combines the vibrant Stampin’ Up! Beach Day stamp set and dies bundle with ombre-colored surfboards and shimmering sand effects, perfect for birthdays, thank you notes, or just spreading some summer cheer. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or new to the scene, our step-by-step guide, available in a convenient free PDF, makes creating this summery masterpiece a breeze. Join me in celebrating the essence of beach days through this creative endeavor, part of our Upright Z Fold Card Series, and let's bring a piece of the beach to your loved ones.

Nature’s Sweetness Card [Diagonal Pocket Fold Series #5]

Craft the perfect message for any occasion with our Diagonal Double Pocket Tag Card, inspired by the vintage elegance of the Stampin’ Up Nature’s Sweetness Suite. This tutorial, part of our cherished series, guides you through creating a card with a timeless appeal, featuring foil accents, colored flowers, and textures that touch the heart. Whether you're expressing sympathy, gratitude, or simply thinking of someone, this card transcends the ordinary, making your message unforgettable. Dive into the detailed guide, complete with step-by-step instructions and exclusive crafting materials, to bring this piece of art to life. Join us in celebrating the art of card making, where every creation is a token of thoughtfulness and creativity.