A Little Scrap Goes a Long Way with Cottage Wreaths

Happy Sunday y’all! Today I’m Blog Hopping with my NC Demos group and the theme is “A Little Scrap Goes a Long Way.” I chose to use the Cottage Wreaths bundle with scraps of the Celebrate Everything DSP. When I am stamping, I often have a little collection of bibs and bobs hanging out on the corner of my desk. Does this happen to you? Well, on occasion, I like to take those scraps and challenge myself to use them to make a card. This Blog Hop theme was challenge enough and I’m glad with how it turned out!

The little pieces of DSP were “hanging out” on my desk — leftovers from other projects I made with this amazing DSP.

I grabbed a bigger piece (the black and white trees), Real Red cardstock, and the Cottage Wreaths bundle to add to it. I am going to miss this Designer Series Paper at the end of the June-Dec Mini catalog. It is so whimsy and fun – right up my alley.

Here’s my card:

I added in a Granny Apple Green card base, and I used a Blending Brush on the whisper white tree background paper so it wasn’t so white because I really wanted with all the business for the sentiment to pop. You’ll also notice, I used the two strips of polka dot paper (the red stripes is the back side of the polka dot paper) and the wreaths were cut out of the black and white tree pattern, again, the backside. There are three layers of wreaths – two from DSP and one stamped on Basic White and fussy cut out so that I could add the sentiment in the middle. The red triangle paper I used to die cut my bow, and adhered that on top of a stamped bow.

Here’s a close up on the bow:

Hope you like my creation! I’m in the Christmas spirit now that Thanksgiving is over, and I love the whimsy fun of this project.

Now, onto the next blog! Click the next button below to see what Frances Wagner did with her scraps!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

November 2022 Blog Hoppers

Tina Lesson
Toni Campana
Kelly Taranto You are here!
Frances Wagner
Kristine Vicente
Laurie Meier
Tracie Evans Langley

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Very Best Occasion – Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving stamping friends! Today I am “endlessly grateful” for lots of things, including time with family that hasn’t gathered since 2019. So nice to be back together! I’m also extremely grateful for my crafting hobby. I just love it, and I love that I can share my projects with others, providing samples, and I hope inspiration, for their own projects. Thank you to my customers and team members for being so supportive, and a huge thank you to all that follow my blog / read through my posts. You make it all worth it!

For today’s project I’m using a sentiment from the Very Best Occasions stamp set (carrying over!) as well as stamps from Cottage Wreaths stamp set.

Here’s a close up of the sentiment label against that gorgeous Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder. Sneak Peak – this folder is carrying over to the Annual Catalog! Thank goodness because I don’t think anyone even really saw it in the Mini catalog — it just wasn’t highlighted well.

I love how this card turned out. It’s whimsy and fun, and I hope conveys my endless gratitude on this holiday.

Happy Stampin! Kelly

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Demonstrator Training Blog Hop – Nov 2022 Thank You Cards with Flitting Florets

I finally spent some time in my craft room after an almost two week hiatus, and I’m still playing with the new Fitting Florets Collection by Stampin’ Up!. Oh, it is SO pretty! These ovals screamed shaker card to me, so I listened — and then I stumbled across Erica Cerwin’s blog (The Pink Buckaroo) and fell in love with her pink with black & white gingham card and knew I was on the right track. I CASE’d that card from her and then I CASE’d that to make these other versions — huge credit to Erica and her creativity!

I love how quickly these came together, but how elegant they are — and all because of the coordinating products in this suite! Here’s a photo of these products — must are while supplies last.

Here’s close-ups of each version of the card:

(This card is the one I CASE’d from Erica.)

I love how they turned out, and really love using these oval frames as a shaker. And I love the For Everything Fancy Sequins — they are fancy, and they coordinate with the Fitting Florets DSP perfectly.

Thanks for looking, and keep hopping along by following the Roll Call below!

Happy stamping! Kelly

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Fitting Florets | Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop

OOOHHHHH! A new product collection from Stampin’ Up! launches today and it is AMAZING. It is called the Fitting Florets Collection and I’m showcasing it in a special Blog Hop with my fellow Demonstrators part of Kylie Bertucci’s Training Program.

The whole kit ‘n caboodle costs under $100 and includes 2 stamp sets (one exclusive), a die set, GORGEOUS designer series paper, and oh so pretty gold adhesive-backed swirls.

The main bundle of this collection, called Framed Florets, will be available in the upcoming Jan-June Mini Catalog.

All the other product shown in the collection — including the Framed & Festive stamp set and that gorgeous paper (!) — are only available while supplies last or until January 4.

Here’s a card I made with this collection:

My card was made CASEing a card on the Stampin’ Up! website (yes, you can copy projects from there too!) and I LOVE LOVE it. I love the font of the greetings in the Framed & Festive stamp set and so happy to have this for this holiday season.

I also love the dies. One thing the photo of the dies above doesn’t show you is that the two intricate oval frames cuts out the center — so you can fill with another color, or in my case vellum, or you can use that inside oval for something else. The dies also cut out images of the DSP, as well as the stamps, and also comes with a few florets and sprigs.

The flowers above are actually DSP florets, cut out with the dies.

And….have I mentioned the DSP!? You know I love Stampin’ Up’s patterned paper, and the Fitting Florets paper might be one of my favorites (I know, I say that every time).

Here’s another look at this gorgeous card!

Thanks for looking! For more samples of this collection, keep “hopping” along with my fellow Demonstrators! Follow along with the Roll Call below.

Happy November, and happy stamping! Kelly

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Bewitching Halloween

Happy Halloween friends! Today’s post I’m using the Bewitching Bundle, Glitter Washi Tape, and Best Witches stamp set — all things “Halloween-y.”

My boys are getting older, but they both wanted to hang with friends and trick-or-treat. The older one went out with friends to “drive around and beg for candy” and the younger one went trick-or-treating with friends, in costume. I know some people get annoyed when teenagers trick-or-treat, but I would MUCH rather have them do that than something else. So come to my house anytime teens, and I’ll hand you a snickers.

Anyway! I managed to squeeze in some quick stamping time to make a Halloween card. I mean, I had to! I love the Halloween product in the July-Jan Mini Catalog. Here’s my card:

I used this card sketch for inspiration:

All the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of this blog, but I used a sentiment from Best Witches (left) and the Bewitching Bundle (right) which includes the Witch Hat Builder punch – love! Note: the Witch Hat Builder is sadly no longer available.

To get the glitter hat band, I placed glitter washi on a piece of scrap paper and then punch that part out using the punch.

Hope you enjoyed my card, and happy Halloween!


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CTCS – Handmade Wishes Bundle

Happy Sunday stamping friends! Today’s Case the Catalog Sunday challenge is to case a sketch from page 58 of the Annual Catalog:

Here’s my version of this card:

Such a simple card, but so pretty! I love this designer series paper Painted Christmas — this DSP was in last year’s holiday mini catalog, and returned as a favorite.

The bundle I used was Handmade Wishes. I was on the fence about this bundle, but I’m really glad I got it. It will be great to use for quick Christmas tags, and tags for my baked goods I give to neighbors and coworkers. I also LOVE LOVE the fonts in this set! And, the punch! Sometimes I love a punch. It’s quick, fast, and easy. Check out this bundle in case you missed it–page 21 of the July-Dec Mini catalog:

Let’s take one more look at my card:

Happy stamping!



Stamping With Friends Christmas Card

Where is fall going!? I cannot believe it is Oct 22. I’m not ready for Halloween, let alone Thanksgiving (and who’s even thought about Christmas?) Well, I’m excited to be Stamping with Friends today and we are focused on Christmas. I chose to use the Sweetest Christmas Suite of product to share today. After reviewing my card and post, be sure to follow-along using the Roll Call below to see the creations by my friends participating in today’s Blog Hop.

What is the Sweetest Christmas Suite? It’s the first Suite in the July-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog, found on pages 8-11. This is a double-bundle suite, meaning there are two coordinating bundles instead of just one, and of course there is DSP, ribbon, and embellishments.

Here’s my card using these products:

The card base has two layers, with the top layer being DSP from the Sweetest Christmas 12 x 12 designer series paper. Then, I added a deckled rectangle die cut layer and then two candy canes from the DSP (bonus–the DSP has candy canes that fit the dies!!).

I stamped a banner from the Christmas Banners bundle and added evergreen sprigs in garden green on Basic White and in vellum. Here’s a closer look:

This card came together very quickly–especially using the pre-printed candy canes. Quick and easy, but pretty – my kind of Christmas card!

Thanks for looking, and please hop along with my fellow demonstrators by clicking the next button in the Roll Call below.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Hop – Oct 2022 Thank You Cards

Hi Friends! I’m excited to be joining Bruno & Kylie Bertucci again for a 2nd year of training, and that means a 2nd year of blog hopping! My customer thank you cards for October feature the products in the Rustic Harvest Suite in the July-Dec Mini Catalog.

I love how these turned out. Some of these I made for a class in September, and others are slight modifications from the original three. They all use the Rustic Harvest Suite of products. Links to all products used are at the bottom of this post.

Some also use the Metallic & Shimmer 6 x 6 Specialty Paper and the Basic Borders dies:

Here’s a close-up of that card design.

Three of the cards are a “three-in-one” design. Special thanks to Debbie Henderson for this card design. You take three different patterns of DSP and cut each according to this pattern:

Then, rearrange so you have one of each pattern on each card! Decorate the front, and voila!

I love all of these — and more importantly, I love my customers!! Do you want to get a card handmade by yours truly? Place an order anytime through my online store. And thank you!!

Thanks for looking, and keep hopping along by following the Roll Call below!

Happy stamping! Kelly

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Happy World Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day and I was able to participate in a WCMD event that Stampin’ Up ® held this evening. What fun! We made three cards featuring three different bundles: Cottage Wreath, Cottage Rose, and Warm Welcome — a new bundle that was released in September in preparation for this event today, but will be coming out in the 2023 Jan-June Mini Catalog.

I don’t have Cottage Rose, so I substituted with Cottage Wreath. Of course, after seeing the gorgeous Cottage Rose in action, I may be adding it to my next order!

Here are the three bundles that were featured:

And here are my versions of the three cards we made:

I think this Warm Welcome bundle is the cutest!! Of course, they had me at coffee cup…but come on! I can’t wait to play with it more tomorrow.

The day isn’t over yet and if you haven’t gotten crafty today, take a few minutes before bed to make a quick card!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Cheerful Basket

Today I’m blog hopping with my Stamping with Friends group and we are celebrating the products in the Annual Catalog. This past week Stampin’ Up! had a 24 hour sale on stamp sets in the Annual Catalog, and it was fun to pull out the catalog and take a look through it. When I had to choose a stamp set for this Blog Hop challenge, called “Blogger’s Choice – Annual Catalog” I went immedaitely to the first stamp set that drew my eye in and got me excited for the new book when it came out in May: Cheerful Basket.

Cheerful Basket is a photopolymer stamp set with 9 all-occasion stamps, adorable sweet images, and inspiring greetings in great fonts. It also pairs with the Full Basket dies and of course is sold as a Bundle to save you 10% off.

Isn’t this darling? Here’s my card:

I also used our new In-Colors released this year with the new Annual Catalog because it reminds me of catalog reveal time and all the talk of In-Colors. I’ve been doing some holiday stuff recently, so it’s nice to go back to basics with these products.

Here are the colors I used — inspired by the Butterfly Kisses color palette:

I also love the touch of the Silver Foil, and I used Wink of Stella on some of the craft supplies:

Thanks for looking, and please hop along with my fellow demonstrators by clicking the next button below, or following the Roll Call below.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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