Happy Father’s Day!

To all the dads out there or those that stand in as dads, today is a special day. I love Father’s Day because I love to celebrate my own dad (I’m a daddy’s girl) as well as my father-in-law and my husband–all amazing fathers well worth the celebration!

For today’s projects I went right to the He’s the Man suite of products from the Annual Catalog. I love how versatile the stamps and the DSP is the absolute best for making quick and easy masculine cards. Let’s take a look at the Suite:

Full Suite
He’s the Man DSP
He’s All That Bundle

Aside from the DSP, the other star of this suite are the All That Dies – love the labels and detail scoring on these die cuts.

Here are the cards I made this morning:

Now you might not be able to tell, but there is a score line around that oval label, AND the arrow “pops up” because of a score line. LOVE!

Here’s the inside of this card:

I also made a 2nd version for a birthday card – also using the Picture This dies to make the background. Check out the score lines on the label and the arrow! Love them. Here’s the card front and inside:

Finally, I couldn’t let the stitched circles that cut out of the Picture This die go to waste, so made two more cards using the stamps, DSP, and All That labels:

Such easy cards. Add some Classic Matte Dots and voila! Great guy cards. Have fun celebrating the dads in your life today! (and maybe you’ll find some time to stamp like I did!)

Happy Stamping! Kelly


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What does CASE mean?

If you follow me, you know that CASEing is one of my favorite things to do when I’m crafting. What does it mean? CASE as an acronym can stand for a few things including: Copy and Steal Everything, Copy and Share Everything, or (my personal favorite) Copy and Slightly Edit. No matter which one you pick, it’s a term Stampin’ Up! papercrafters use when they “copy” a design from another design – either 100% carbon copy, or edited.

We all get inspiration from a variety of places, but my go-to for inspiration are Stampin’ Up! publications. Years ago the Annual Catalog was called the “Idea Book and Catalog” and that still rings true today. It is chock full of ideas that give me inspiration. I encourage you to pick it up and look through it as an Idea Book rather than a sales catalog and see how you’re inspired.

Today I’m CASEing pg 12:

First, I pretty much made a carbon copy to get the juices flowing:

Then, here are the others:

Simply Elegant stamp set, punch, and DSP – RETIRED
Using the new Butterfly Kisses DSP and Sending Smiles bundle
Using the new Sun Prints DSP – love!
Carrying over Flowering Tulips stamp set and dies, with new All That Dies and retiring Flowering Fields DSP

Also – this is another great layout to use strips of Designer Series Paper (DSP) you have lying around.

Aren’t these fun? And all so different. So what are you waiting for? Shop my store, pick up a catalog, and get inspired!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Bruno and Kylie’s Demo Training Blog Hop – June 2022

It’s Blog Hop time with all of the very talented demonstrators part of the Training Program Kylie and Bruno Bertucci lead! This month I am CASEing a sample from the new catalog and I made four different versions to show how easy it is to CASE a sketch from the catalog, all the while making four completely different looks! These cards will be shared with my customers throughout the month. If you’d like to see other customer thank you cards from other Demonstrators, be sure to follow the Blog Hop Roll Call at the bottom of this post!

Here’s the sketch I used on page 78:

I loved how this sample used a sheet of DSP and you can see both sides…a great solution for my constant struggle with “how do I cover up one side!?” HA!

Here are my cards using this same design:

So much fun! And I definitely could have kept going if I had more time. I love them all. Check out the captions above for more info on each card, and I’ll add supplies below for all four.

Thanks for looking, and thank you to my customers and downline who are so amazing and keep me always thinking about what I can show them next! If you’d like to be one of my customers, visit my online store and place an order! I’d be grateful for your business. If you’re interested in joining the Late Night Stampers team, please join — we’d love to have you.

Happy stamping! Kelly


Roll Call


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He’s the Man

This weekend I’m joining Stampin’ With Friends Blog Hop and the theme is masculine cards…so of course, I pulled the new He’s the Man Suite off the shelf. Take a look at the two projects I made, and be sure to scroll to the end of this post so you can continue along in the Blog Hop!

Here’s the full suite of products. I have a LOT of men in my life and this suite of products is just perfect to be able to use for all of them. It has outdoor/camping images, BBQ, tools, classic cars, and more. The dies are mostly labels and I love the argyle dies, as well as the little flags you can use to make an award ribbon.

It has a great color combination as well.

For my projects today, I focused on the Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, and Basic Black:

Let’s take a closer look. First let’s look at the tall Slimline card. I made this card for my big brother. He turned 52 on June 1, so naturally the greeting that includes “to a classic” was fitting!

Non-suite items I used were the Slim Card Dies to create the chevron pattern, Scalloped Contours Dies, and the Charming Sentiments stamp set.

I used the He’s All That bundle paired with the new Decorative Circle punch to make the focal point on the front of the card. Here’s a close-up:

I stamped the car stamp once in Early Espresso and then again on a scrap piece of Basic White in Cajun Craze and fussy cut out the car to pop up on top.

While making the slimline card, I had some extra product leftover, so decided to use up the extra chevron piece along with the ephemera pieces from the He’s the Man 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper to make a second masculine birthday card.

This paper is amazing — you can make many projects just with the paper alone! You get TWO full sheets of the die-cuts. Here’s my extra card:

Thanks for looking at my projects today! Now be sure to “hop along” with my friends by clicking the Next Blog link below.

Happy Stamping! Kelly


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Sweetest Cherries on this Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! Hope you were able to spend time with family and relaxing today. On this holiday weekend I’ve spent a bunch of time cleaning out my stamp room, making a big pile of retired product to sell, and finishing up home/kid projects I’ve had on my to-do list for weeks. I was able to squeeze in some stamping time this weekend, including making these two cherry cards using the new Sweetest Cherries bundle (and of course, the new In-Colors) and they screamed summer and Memorial Day to me so I thought I’d share.

First, here’s the bundle:

Isn’t the Cherry Builder punch the cutest?! Here’s the first card — using almost all of the new In-Colors, including Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, and Starry Sky.

I love the crosshatch image in this stamp set–it makes a perfect background! I also love the sentiments…and of course the cherry it self. So so cute! This card also uses the 2022-2024 In-Color 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper and the Stitched Shapes Dies.

The 2nd card also uses the In-Color Glimmer paper (both were made with leftover pieces I had from another project) as well as a pattern from the Hues of Happiness DSP.

These cherries are so fun and cheery, they make a perfect card for a friend.

Happy stamping! Kelly


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NC Demos Hop: Jar of Flowers meets Full Basket

Each last Sunday of the month I participate in a Blog Hop with fellow North Carolina Demonstrators. This month’s theme is Something Old Something New. I chose to pair Jar of Flowers (old) with the Full Basket Dies (new). If you’re arriving here from Tina’s Blog, welcome to The Late Night Stamper!

Here’s images of these beautiful products:

Jar of Flowers has been around for a few years, and I really have not used it as much as it should be used. It’s a beautiful flower set with flowers of all seasons. I always gravitate toward the sunflower image, and for me, looking through my “old” stamp sets, I thought it would be perfect for the basket/barrel die cut.

Here’s my card:

I’m also using other “new” products: Tea Boutique 6 x 6 DSP, a greeting from Sending Smiles, and a banner die cut from Stylish Shapes Dies.

Here’s a close-up of this adorable little basket.

Aren’t the tiny handle and little fabric triangle darling?? They add a wonderful extra touch to this card.

Click the Next button below to head over to Tracie’s blog!

Enjoy hopping along with my fellow NC Demos, and happy stamping! Kelly


May 2022 Blog Hoppers Roll Call
Tina Lesson
Jo Anne Hewins
Amanda Howard
Toni Campana
Kelly Taranto You are here!
Tracie Evans Langley


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CTCS – Designer Tags Dies meets pg 82 of the Mini

Today’s Case the Catalog Sunday challenge (CTC370) is to CASE a bundle project from pages 75-83 of the Jan-June Mini Catalog. I chose to use the new Designer Tags Dies:

I CASE’d this card on page 82:

Here’s my card:

I love this little butterfly – and the tags are simply gorgoues. It was hard to pick which one to use, but I love this one with the detailed top and the stitching. I cut 10 white butterflies and then cut one in each of the 4 colors:

And, you may be wondering about filling in some of the butterflies. YES, I did…I took each of the tiny little pieces of cardstock that was die cut from the butterfly from each of the four colors and filled in some of the butterflies like the sample did on page 82 with the rainbows. I know–crazy, right? Well, I will tell you it went pretty fast because I made sure to use our Adhesive Sheets when I die cut the butterflies. When you peel away the butterfly, the little tiny pieces remain on the sheet backing. Use your Take-Your-Pick tool, and while it took a bit of time, it was not impossible thanks to these amazing tools Stampin’ Up! offers.

Now, you may be wondering what I did with the four colored butterflies. You know I made a card out of them! Check it out!

Full supplies are below, but I used the Hive 3D Embossing folder, the Designer Tags for the little tag, and the bright and fresh new Butterfly Kisses 6 x 6 DSP. So cute!

Happy week, and happy stamping! Kelly


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Designer Tag Dies Card CASEing pg 82:

Butterfly Card made with Extras:

Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Hop – May 2022 Customer Thank Yous

So excited to be part of Kylie and Bruno’s Blog Hop again this month and sharing this month’s customer thank you cards. Of course, I’m using the new In-Colors! I love these bright fresh colors.

I used some products from the Jan-June 2022 Mini Catalog because while I’m Ioving the new product from the annual catalog, We still have a month and a half of the Mini Catalog. For these cards, I used the Slim Card Dies and the Flowing Flowers stamp set. And, of course, one of each color!

I embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder and created a chevron design using the dies and the 2022-2024 6 x 6 DSP. I also layered a few pieces of the 2022-2024 In-Color Glimmer Paper on top of some of the Chevron pieces for extra dimension.

Hope you like them! Be sure to use the Roll Call below to see other amazing projects that will inspire you!

Happy stamping! Kelly


Roll Call


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CTCS – Happiness Abounds meets pg 28

Happy Sunday! Today’s Case the Catalog Sunday uses the Happiness Abounds bundle. The theme this week (CTC#368) was to CASE a favorite card in the new catalog. I chose the blue card on the bottom left of page 28:

Here’s my version:

I loved the color combination on the sample so kept that the same. I also kept the card layout exactly the same. I switched up the background, using the Stitched Greenery die rather than DSP. Full supplies below.

This catalog is chock full of amazing samples and projects – if you need a copy, please contact me! You can also view a digital catalog online here.

Happy week! Kelly


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Cup of Tea Friendship Card

Happy Saturday friends! Today I’m playing with the Tea Boutique Suite and came up with this sweet design. I love the DSP as the background and fresh clean white foreground.

And, of course, I used our new In-Colors! The cup is Sweet Sorbet, the sentiment is Tahitian Tide (which just might be my new favorite SU color), and I also used Parakeet Party and Starry Sky.

The white panel is popped up, and also take a close look at the greenery and hearts in the cup – I stamped in Garden Green and again in Parakeet Party, and added little hearts die cut with the Teacup Dies.

Here’s a quick tutorial:

Measurements:

  • Basic White: 5 ½” x 8 ½”  (14.9 cm x 21 cm) and score and fold and half
  • DSP Layer: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” (10.4775 x 13.6525)
  • Basic White layer: 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 (8.5725cm x 11.7475cm)
  • Basic white for scraps and DSP for scraps

Instructions:

  1. Fold card base in half and adhere DSP layer.
  1. Stamp teacup in Sweet Sorbet; stamp tea tag in Starry Sky, tiny greeting in Sweet Sorbet, and tiny leaf in Parakeet Party; stamp leaves in Parakeet Party and Garden green on upper middle of white layer.
  1. Diecut cup, tag, and hearts from the DSP (I chose patterns that were Sweet Sorbet, Petal Pink, and Tahitian Tide).
  1. Using glue dots, add a tiny piece of Baker’s Twine to back of cup and back of tag. Attach tag to cup using a dimensional. Adhere cup right under the stamped leaves on your white layer using glue dots.
  1. Stamp long greeting in Tahitian Tide under cup.
  1. Adhere tiny hearts to greenery using liquid glue or glue dots.
  1. Add white layer to card front using dimensionals.

Happy stamping! Kelly


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