Sunday CASE – Eastern Palace Suite

Today I am starting a new Video series. In each video I will take a card that I have seen or perhaps received in a swap and CASE it. Do you know what that means? CASE means Copy And Share Everywhere. Sometimes you want to case because you love something you’ve seen and want to make it yourself. Other times, you are in a valley of inspiration and need a kick start. Today I am going to CASE a card I received in a new catalog swap using the Eastern Palace Suite of products.. I’ll give you some tips for CASing as I go along.

Unfortunatly, I can’t tell you who made the original card. There isn’t a name on it and if something was enclosed, I’ve lost it.

I am sure that you can imagine some other ways that you could case this card. I’d love to see them. Why not email me and send a picture of what you make. Perhaps I’ll post them here!

Supply list for Easter Palace Suite:



Please leave my comments about the video or about CASing! I love to hear from you!

Have a great Sunday.


P.S. You still have a little time to vote for my card on Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights.

Click on the image below to go to her blog to vote.

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights,



Step It Up Sunday- Lovely Inside & Out

Yes, you are correct, it is not Sunday. We’ve had loads of company in the last week and a half and no time to do a video till last night. My craft room doubles as a second guest room so it was hard to manage the video! For this, probably last in the series, Step It Up video, I selected the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set. As you will see, the stamp set is great but even better when you pair it with the Lovely Words Thinlits.

Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set Cards Supply List:

Remember, you can purchase the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and Lovely Words Thinlits separately, but you save when you buy the bundle. The stamp set, and bundle, are available with either wood mount or clear mount stamps. If you purchase clear mount, remember to have the appropriate clear blocks – c, b, and h. See page 217 in the catalog.

Bonus Day coupon


If you were to buy either the wood mount or the clear mount bundle this month, you could earn a coupon for $5 to spend in August just by adding some little thing to your order. The Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder is just $7.50 (item # 133709). The Calypso Coral 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon is $7.00 (item # 144235).

Just go to my 24-7 on-line store to place your order. Click below., Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Eastern Beauty – Global Design Project, A Great Match

I like challenges but I love when the challenge involve colors. This week the Global Design Project challenge involved using three great colors – Pool Party, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. Three great colors. I pulled out the Eastern Beauty stamp set and started playing with the Embossing Paste – again!!! What do you think?

Eastern Beauty stamp set, Embossing Paste, GDP093, Stampin' Up!,

Isn’t this a great color combination? I have to admit, I never would have thought of this combination by myself but I think it works! Here’s the challenge logo with the colors.


Design Notes for Eastern Beauty Card:

If you look in the catalog, page 201, you can see the medallion mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set. It is clearly too large for the front of a standard (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card front. So, just use one corner of it. Brilliant! That’s what I did with this card. This time I did not tint the paste but used it directly from the jar. However, not being one to leave well enough alone, I sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the paste while it was still wet. I’m pretty pleased with the effect. I added a touch of Lemon Lime Twist behind the sentiment. The little medallion was cut from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. But, as I often think, it needed just a little something more. Ah, the Glitter Enamel Dots to the rescue. Done.


Supply List for Eastern Beauty Card:


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Step It Up Sunday – Sheet Music Background Stamp

Did you see my Step It Up Sunday video last week? I hope you did. (If you missed it, just go to Video Tutorials above and find Step It Up videos.) Today is Sunday so the next video in the series is ready. Do you love the background stamp from the new catalog called Sheet Music? I’ve been anxious to use it and I think it turned out to be a good stamp to demonstrate how you can so easily step up a card from basic and lovely to a little more elaborate and WOW!

Step it Up Sunday – Sheet Music – The Video!


Here are the three cards together. Do you have a favorite?

Sheet Music stamp set, stepped up cards, video tutorial, Stampin' Up!,

Supply List Sheet Music Stepped Up Cards:

Both the Sheet Music stamp set and the Flourishing Phrases stamp set come in wood mount and clear mount. When it is a large background stamp, I prefer the wood mount. You can choose!



So, isn’t that easy? Remember, if you want to try your hand at step up cards, just send me some pictures and I may post your cards!


Oh So Eclectic, My Favorite?

Well, I promised something from the new catalog for today. My thought had been, “I’ll pick my favorite set and make something.” Hummm… too hard. I can’t say right now, that I have a favorite from the new catalog. I LOVE so many of them and Oh So Eclectic is right up there.

Oh So Eclectic stamp set, thinking of you, Stampin' Up!,

Do you love the combination of two new In-Colors, Berry Burst and Powder Pink? At the moment, Berry Burst is my favorite new color but that might change!

Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Card:

Well, I always have a fun time when I can heat emboss! I didn’t know quite where I was going when I started this card. But I decided to emboss some flowers and use my Aqua Painter to give them some color. Here’s where the Powder Pink and Berry Burst come in. After I stamped, heated and painted, I just cut the flowers out with my Paper Snips. The flowers seem to lift up a bit from the card stock. Probably because I used just a bit of adhesive on them.  I like the effect.Some Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment popped it up just a bit.

I decided to heat emboss the sentiment as well. Sometimes, if the letters are too small, it’s hard to get a nice clear image when you use heat embossing powder. But, I think these letters are just the right size.

By the way, you can do two step stamping with this set. I’ll do that another day and I’ll be sure to post it.


Supply List for Oh So Eclectic Card:

This stamp set comes in both Clear Mount and Wood Mount.

Oh so Eclectic Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!



Did you order your ribbon share?

Remember, I am taking order for a new In-Color Ribbon share. For $7.00 plus shipping you can get two yards of each of the five new In-Colors. This ribbon is great to work with and just the right width.

In-Color Ribbons, ribbon share,, Stampin' Up!

Please call or email me when you are ready to order. Remember, next Sunday, June 11 is my New Catalog / Retirement Event. It’s my biggest event of the year,

  • Goodie bags
  • Refreshments
  • Make and Take’s
  • Lots of samples of new items
  • Great door prizes!

Oh, and did I mention it’s a BoGo Sale. Buy retired, get new catalog items for FREE (just pay shipping). Some lucky attendees will even get FREE Shipping!

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to call or email me if you need help with your order. The on-line ordering system will not be accessible until Noon, Mountain time, that 2 PM Eastern Daylight Time today.



P.S. I’m introducing something new on Sunday. I’ll give some hints tomorrow.