You Are Legendary

Yesterday was my father-in-law’s birthday, and he is indeed legendary!

Like yesterday, I used a panel from this piece of Ready to Ride DSP:

I added a motorcycle that was die cut from the Ready to Ride DSP — the largest motorcycle (shadow) from the Legendary Ride Dies cuts out this motorcycle perfectly!

Add a sentiment and a strip of DSP, and there you go – quick and easy card.

And don’t forget to decorate the envelope and inside of the card. I love to decorate the flap of my envelopes with DSP (Lord knows we all have enough of it!)

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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NC Demo Blog Hop: Ready to Ride Accessories

It’s the last Sunday of the month which means Blog Hop time with my NC Demo Friends! Today’s theme is “accessories make everything better.” I agree! Just like adding accessories to make an outfit really shine, the same applies in cardmaking.  After you take a look at my projects, be sure to click through the other NC Demos’ blogs to see their amazing creations – links below.

Stampin’ Up! offers some products as part of a “suite,” and when they do, that means coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) and sometimes ribbon, embellishments, embossing folders, etc. So for this month’s theme, I chose the Ready to Ride Suite of products.

I am thrilled for this new product. With a few motorcycle-loving people in my life (including my husband and father-in-law) I have been using the old retired Born to Ride set by Stampin’ Up! for years. When I saw this suite I new it was a must for my craft collection. The suite includes gorgeous specialty DSP with black foiling on the A side and lovely patterns and mini cards on the B side. It also includes a wonderful 3D embossing folder called Metal Plate and Adhesive Backed Studs. LOVE!

One of the sheets of the DSP has these pre-designed mini card panels. Here’s what they look like:

I’m featuring the two “tags” of this sheet here with my projects.

Let’s take a closer look. Here’s the first card:

For this card, in addition to the DSP, I used the Metal Plates 3D folder, Adhesive Backed Studs, and the Black and White Gingham ribbon.

And here’s card #2:

For this one, I also used the Metal Plates 3D embossing folder, studs, and ribbon. I mounted the die cut motorcycle onto vellum and love how that looks.

More to come with this Suite this week. Until then, hop through the full blog hop to see other Accessories. Next up in the hop is the talented Tonya Bowers. You can get to her blog by clicking the arrow, or following the roll call below.

Happy Stamping! Kelly


Jo Anne Hewins 
Tina Lesson 
Tracie Evans Langley – the Sassy Stamper 
Toni Campana 
Laurie Meier 
Kelly Taranto – The Late Night Stamper  – You are here!
Tonya Bowers 

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Easter Bunny Basket

One last project featuring the Easter Bunny stamp set. For this project I also brought in the Full Basket dies from the Cheerful Basket Bundle. So cute!

I stamped and colored the Easter Eggs and fussy cut them out. I die cut the basket, handle, and fabric from the Full Basket dies. For the background, I used two new Online Exclusive products: the Radiating Stitches Dies and the new Basics 3D Embossing Folders.

Here’s a side view of this card so you can see all the texture:

Have you started your Easter cards yet?

Next week’s projects will be masculine cards. Stay tuned, and happy Stamping! Kelly

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CTCS: Easter Bunny meets Paper Pumpkin

For CASE the Catalog Sunday, I’m using the Easter Bunny bundle and the February 2023 Sunshine and Smiles Paper Pumpkin kit. Three quick cards thanks to the Paper Pumpkin card bases, and I CASE’d the Paper Pumpkin designs.

Let’s take a look:

The gingham card bases are so pretty and perfect for this bundle. Here’s a closer look at each card:

This one uses scrap DSP from Dandy Designs Sale-A-Bration paper. I had punched the bunny out of the Balmy Blue DSP piece, and decided to use the negative piece that was sitting on my desk.

The second card uses the rainbow card base and the flowers from the Paper Pumpkin kit. I love the images with this greeting.

Finally, the last card used the “rainy” card base and I brightened it up a bit with the bunny friends.

Three quick cards, thanks to the Paper Pumpkin card kit. Not sure what Paper Pumpkin is? Visit my Paper Pumpkin page to learn more!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Easter Bunny Bundle

Hi Stamping Friends! Today I’m participating in the Anything Goes Blog Hop as part of my Stamping With Friends group and I’ve chosen to highlight the Easter Bunny stamp set. Here are two cards I made for a stamping class last month. I love this bundle and will be sharing more projects this week. Be sure to hop along using the Roll Call at the bottom of this post!

The Easter Bunny bundle includes a stamp set and punch and is perfect for all-things spring.

The punch is currently on backorder, but it’ll be back in stock to order in mid-May. Until then, the stamp set is available, and makes the cutest projects!

Here’s the first card:

I love this DSP from the Sale-A-Bration offering, and don’t forget about Annual Catalog product. The stitched label is from the Geraniums Dies!

Here’s card #2:

For the 2nd card I made the background simply by stamping the Happy Easter greeting from the stamp set in varying inks.

Aren’t these the sweetest? More to come this week!

Happy stamping! Kelly

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CTCS – Dainty Flowers 12 x 12 meets pg 93

Happy Sunday stampers! I’m sad the weekend is over — they always go too fast. This weekend I dug into the Dainty Flowers 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (DSP). This was an item offered free with a $50 order through Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration (SAB). While SAB is over, many of you crafters likely have this pack of DSP so I’m going to be featuring it on my blog all this week. It is SO SO SO pretty!! I wish I had dug in sooner.

Today’s CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge (CTC409) is to case the Artistic Expressions section, pages 90-119, of the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. I chose this card on page 93:

For my version of this card, I used the Dainty Flowers 12 x 12 DSP:

I love how this card turned out. The flowers are fussy cut from the DSP, and the greeting from Full of Love stamp set is embossed in white embossing powder and trimmed with the new Happy Labels Punch. Instead of the vellum piece with the pre-printed circle from the Lovely Layers Vellum pack, I used the circle label from Painted Labels dies. All supplies are listed below.

Let’s take one more look:

Hope you have a good week! Kelly

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NC Demo Blog Hop: Celebrating 21-23 In-Colors

Hi Stampin’ Friends! It has been a WHILE. I miss stamping and sharing my creations with you, but alas, sometimes life is busy. Today my projects are inspired by two different challenges: CTC407 – CASE the SAB Catalog and I’m participating in this month’s NC Demo Blog Hop where the challenge is to use the 2021-2023 In-Colors. Double the challenge, double the inspiration, and hoping this gets me back in the game! Anyway, welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop. After you take a look at my projects, be sure to click through the other NC Demos’ blogs to see their amazing creations!

My favorite two colors in the 21-23 In-Colors collection are Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya. I really love Polished Pink, but Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya look amazing next to Evening Evergreen. Here are my projects featuring these colors:

The layout for my projects comes directly from the SAB Catalog — the inside from cover. I love this layout because it allows you to showcase two different patterns from a DSP pack. Here’s the card I CASE’d:

Let’s take a closer look. The Pale Papaya project uses the Regency Park 6 x 6 DSP, along with a retired piece of Pale Papaya DSP from last year.

Here’s the inside of this card:

Here’s the 2nd card — this one features Fresh Freesia and the free Dainty Flowers 12 x 12 DSP that was offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. NOTE: Sale-A-Bration ends in TWO days and there are still plenty of wonderful products you can earn for free with a $50 or $100 order. Check it out by visiting my online store!

Here’s the inside of this card:

When you’re stumped for a color combination, try green and purple — it’s always a perfect combo!

For both of these cards, I used the Sentimental Park Bundle. This bundle has huge stamp set (23 stamps!) and die set (18 dies!), and the labels are darling.

Hope you enjoyed my projects. All products used are listed below and you can shop them all by clicking the button at the bottom. After you shop, take a few minutes and hop through the full blog hop! Next up in the hop is the very talented Tracie Evans Langley. You can get to her blog by clicking the arrow, or following the roll call below.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

ROLL CALL of February Blog Hoppers:

February Blog Hoppers
Tina Lesson
Jo Anne Hewins

Toni Campana
Kristine Vicente – Queen City Stamp Art
Kelly Taranto – The Late Night Stamper YOU ARE HERE
Tracie Evans Langley – the Sassy Stamper
Laurie Meier
Tonya Bowers


CTCS (Friday) – Share a Milkshake meets pg 10 Mini

The CASE the Catalog Sunday challenge for this week is to CASE (Copy and Slightly Edit) a project Country Floral Lane Suite from the Jan-Apr Mini catalog, pages 8-11. I’m using the Share A Milkshake Bundle along with the new amazing alphabet die set called Alphabet A La Mode to CASE this project on page 10:

Here’s my version:

I pretty much kept the card the same – just switched up the colors, and rather than a heart for the “0”, I used a mini ice cream sundae. I love how this turned out, and you can see how using slightly different product but the exact same layout can create a different look.

Have you started making Valentine cards yet? Get going! Shop my supplies below.

Happy stampin’! Kelly

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Share a Milkshake Bundle

Hello Friends! I have been playing with the Share a Milkshake Bundle from Stampin’ Up! and am having such a blast! This bundle is super sweet. It has a Valentine’s Day sentiment, but it isn’t really “Valentine-y,” you know? Let’s take a look:

Isn’t this so cute!? I’ve featured this bundle a few posts ago featuring the Emboss Resist technique. If you missed it, click here! Here are two cards I made recently for a class:

Card #1 – uses the frames from the Framed Florets Dies:

Card #2 – uses the Basic Borders Dies and I split the cut pieces apart to show DSP underneath:

Aren’t these darling! All the supplies are listed below.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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Sit Stay Relax at the Farm

Hi friends. Today I’m carrying on from last Monday’s post to feature the Day at the Farm Designer Series Paper. This paper might be my favorite in the Sale-A-Bration offering this year. My older son’s nursery was a farm theme, so I am always drawn to anything farm-related, but I LOVE LOVE this DSP for the “side B” just as much as the “side A.”

First, did you know there was a Side A and B to Stampin’ Up’s designer series paper? Side A is typically more “fancy” or on theme with the images the DSP is featuring. Also, if the DSP is Specialty paper, Side A will be the side with the metallic foiling, glitter, etc. Side B is typically simple patterns or washouts that coordinate with the featured images and colors, but are a little more muted. Sometimes (like in this case) I like both sides equally. Certainly makes it harder to chop it!

As a reminder, here’s a look at this patterned paper:

You can tell from the photo the Side A and Side B — but check out those B’s! Come on, the plaid?! The hills? the stripes? Love them all.

So are you ready? Here’s my card:

Isn’t this the cutest!? I love how this turned out. The dog in the chair and sentiment is from the Host Rewards stamp set in the Annual Catalog called Sit Stay Relax. This set likely got missed when you looked at the catalog as it is a stamp set only offered to Hosts (shown on page 179 of the Annual Catalog):

Isn’t it adorable!? Of course, I love the kitties…but I love that striped chair with the dog too. The best part to me — the sentiments. This stamp set of 9 cling stamps is only $13 using your Host rewards. How do you get to earn that? Well, “host” a party by collecting orders from friends, or placing your own order (no judgement) that equals at least $150. Place that order during Sale-A-Bration, and you’ll also earn free Sale-A-Bration product — like the Day at the Farm DSP!

Let’s take another look:

To make the “window”:

  • Take two sizes of your stitched rectangles and die cut them together to make a frame (here is used Soft Suede.)
  • Adhere the yellow strip and the crumb cake dots to a Daffodil Delight layer, and then using the same rectangle from the inside of your frame, cut a “window from the daffodil/DSP layer and adhere your frame on top of that layer framing out the window.
  • Add your background DSP to your card front, and using dimensionals, pop up the Daffodil/DSP/frame layer to add that dimension so it looks like a window.
  • Embellish with chair and sentiment — for those, I adhered them by putting a dimensional on the portion hanging into the window, and liquid glue for the side adhering to the card front.

Here’s a closer look at that:

I love how it turned out. Special thanks to Janet Wakeland, a fellow demonstrator, for her “out the window” inspiration!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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