Three Cheers for Confetti Celebration

Got an occasions that calls for a loud Hooray? Or even three Hoorays? Confetti Celebration is what you need. But, get it soon. It is retiring at the end of this month. My May card classes made this card using this great set last week.

Confetti Celebration stamp set, Graduation, Stampin' Up!,

This card is for graduation but could easily be for Birthday for a favorite guy. I actually CASed this card from Heather at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. She originally made it as a birthday card.

Design Notes for Confetti Celebration Card:

Don’t you love the colors on this one?

Sad to say, these colors are also leaving at the end of this month.

After embossing a piece of Whisper White card stock, I topped it with a small strip of paper from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (yes, also retiring). I wrapped some Silver and White Bakers Twine around both pieces before adhering to the Emerald Envy card base.

Next, I used the Teeny, Tiny Wishes (retiring) stamp set for the Happy Graduation sentiment. I punched it out with the Duet Banner Punch. There are two possible punches with this. I used the larger one for the background Emerald Envy banner. The Emerald Envy piece makes the sentiment pop.

Confetti Celebraton, Graduation, Masculine birthday, Stampin' Up!,

I finished off the card with a few Metallic Enamel Shapes. Just right.

The inside sentiment seems to work for birthday or graduation, don’t you think?

Confetti Celebraton, Graduation, Masculine birthday, Stampin' Up!,


Supply List for Confetti Celebration Card:



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Marquee Messages for Graduation Greetings!

I was looking around for something to use to create a graduation card for the daughter of a friend. Wow, like magic, the Marquee Messages stamp set jumped out at me!

Marquee Messages stamp set, Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, graduation, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' UP!,

Design Notes for Marquee Messages Graduation Card:

This is just a fun stamp set! I stamped the actual marquee with Memento Balck ink and then stamped the sentiments with Cherry Cobbler. I wanted the lights to pop so I used some Glitter Enamel Dots. I colored the other light spots with a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker. I then mounted it on some Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.

Supply List for Marquee Messages Graduation Card:


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Retiring, Stampin' Up!,

As you probably know, lots of great things are retiring soon. The stamp set I used for today’s card, Marquee Messages is one of them. There are also some great accessories like the Glitter Enamel Dots that will be leaving. So, get your list together and order right away. Most items are only available while supplies last. Click on the links below to see what’s retiring from the Annual Catalog and from the Occasions catalog. Both of these catalogs are valid through May 31.

Annual Catalog AC Retired List-US

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Remember, with each order $50 or more, I’ll send along a package of the Metallic Foil Doilies as a thank you gift.


Places You’ll Go for Graduation Gifting

Do you have some graduations coming up soon? I love graduations. Such an exciting time in the life of the graduate. It’s wonderful to think about all the possibilities. If you need a card or a gift card holder, look no further. The Places You’ll Go stamp set is just perfect for items for graduations. Though. sadly, it is retiring soon. Here’s a card and a gift card holder I made.

Places You'll Go stamp set, Stampin' Up!,


Design Notes for Places You’ll Go Card and Gift Card Holder:

I think the card is pretty neutral, that is, you could use it for a man or a woman. If you wanted you could certainly change up the colors to match the graduates school colors.

On the card, I stamped the mount for the globe with VersaMark then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. I actually heat embossed the globe on a separate piece of paper with Clear Embossing Powder. Then I sponged over the globe itself with Pool Party ink. Next, I cut it out and popped it up on Dimensionals, The piece needed some more interest and dimension so I did three things. First, I heat embossed some small stars. I also sponged around the sentiment and popped that up on Dimensionals as well. Finally, I embossed the piece of Strawberry Slush card stock with the Seaside Embossing Folder and placed that behind the focal piece. That’s how you add dimension!

Places You'll Go stamp set, Stampin' Up!,

The gift card holder is pretty easy.

Places You'll Go stamp set, Stampin' Up!,



I prepared a video a few months ago to demonstrate how to make the holder. This is the same box, just different papers.


Supply List for Places You’ll Go Card and Gift Card Holder:




Retirement sale, Stampin' Up!,

Remember, this stamp set, Places You’ll Go, is going to retire soon, as is everything Strawberry Slush! When you place an on-line order be sure to use the host code for April (EFSUD9NG that way you will be eligible for winning the host benefits if all orders total $150 or more.

Here’s the complete retiring list. Just click on it and it will open.


I seem to be on a heat embossing roll.. see what tomorrow brings!





Happiest Place on Earth! What’s Your Opinion?

Name the best amusement park in the world. Disney World, right!? Disneyland, a close second. I’ve not been to many amusement parks but the Disney ones are right at the top for me. Yesterday I noticed that the theme for the Global Design Challenge was to create a card about Amusement Parks! I immediately thought of Epcot Center at Disney World and that huge globe as you enter. It’s just like the globe in the Places You’ll Go stamp set. How convenient!

Places You'll Go stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s the challenge logo and a link to the page.

GDP079, Amusement park

I think you could use this card for travel, graduation or any new adventure.

Design notes for Places You’ll Go card:

This card is all pretty self-evident. Just a reminder about heat embossing. Be sure to use the Embossing Buddy before you use the Versa Mark. This way you won’t have any stray pieces of embossing powder on you design.


Supply List for Places You’ll Go card:


One of my Disney Adventures:

In January 2015, I traveled to Orlando for a Stampin’ Up! Leadership event. Demonstrators who were Managers or above were invited to a fabulous night at Disney World. We did not get to Epcot but had free reign at Disney’s Hollywood Studio. Don’t we look like we are having fun?

Places You'll Go stamp set, Stampin' Up!,, Leadership, Jan. 2015

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Congratulations Graduate, MDS style

This weekend, our friend Robin is celebrating her daughter Heidi’s high school graduation. Way to go Heidi!

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to attend the ceremonies (or bring potato salad to the party!) but of course I made Heidi a card. I decided that I wanted to use My Digital Studio since there is such a wide array of sentiments at my disposal there and I also realized I didn’t have a large selection of traditional stamps for graduation.

Here’s the first version of Heidi’s card.

Heidi card, version 1

I was fairly happy with this card but it seemed a little ordinary. I printed out a separate sheet of the Designer paper (Sun Garden – 8) that I used in the background of the card and cut out a few of the flowers. I put them on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a few pearls (Is there ever anything that doesn’t look better with the additional of pearls?)


What do you think? From Freshman Frumpy to Senior Sophisticate in a matter of minutes! Is it worthy of a fine graduate? I hope so. Congratulations Heidi!

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