Flowers & More and Framed Florets

This week I’m showing the Flowers & More designers series paper, and the rest of the week I will be pairing this DSP with the Framed Florets bundle that is retiring. (WHY!?)

This card was a quick one — made with a scrap card base I had on my desk. This card base is Sweet Sorbet, and it’s an A2 -sized card, but scored at 3″ on the one side and 1 1/4″ at the other to make a fun gatefold.

Add pieces of DSP to each flap, and then decorate by adding a Framed Floret oval and spigs and a flower from the bundle. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and embossed in white.

Add some Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels and voila!

Thanks for looking, and see you tomorrow! Kelly

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Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop – Thank You Cards

Hi friends! Today I’m hopping along with fellow demonstrators as part of the Kylie and Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop where we showcase our monthly customer cards. I went to town this weekend using the Flowers & More 12 x 12 designer series paper — this paper is right up my alley: fun color combinations, bright and bold. For my April customer cards, I’m pairing it with the Simply Fabulous stamp set that was brand-new in this year’s Annual Catalog that is, sadly, already retiring AND the Layering Circle Dies – also retiring. Say it ain’t so! Anyway, I thought it was fitting to showcase two retiring products as we wait for new products to come out soon. Take a look at my creations — and be sure to follow along with my fellow demonstrators using the roll call below for even more inspiration!

Let’s take a closer look at the three retiring products I used:

Oh, I’m sad. I love all three of these. Let’s take a closer look at the cards:

I love these cards so much. I know I’ve said this before…but Stampin’ Up’s coordination among their products (inks, paper, stamps, and accessories) is a top reason I love this company and their products. I often don’t have very much time, but I love to be creative and have a creative outlet. The product coordination make that easy and possible. Have I mentioned how much I love the designer series paper in particular?! HA! It makes me so happy.

I mean, come on!! It’s so so beautiful! (I’ll be featuring this DSP all week).

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

Happy stamping! Kelly

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Tea Boutique – Flower Background

These two cards using products from the Tea Boutique set both have a scattered floral background. I used the floral images in the stamp set and stamped a random background in the same color as the cardstock. Here’s one in Fresh Freesia:

And here’s a second one using Crushed Curry:

The Fresh Freesia card only uses the floral stamps and a sentiment — add that pretty DSP and some Opaque Adhesive-Backed Gems and you have an interesting card! I also used the retiring postage stamp punch as well.

The Crushed Curry card is a mini slimline card. I stamped the middle cup in coral and then colored in the lines with Petal Pink blends. I masked that cup with a post-it note and stamped the two Night of Navy floral cups so it looked like they were “behind” the cup in the middle. Note: this card uses The Late Night Stamper’s signature colors:

I love how it these turned out — two completely different cards, but similar technique.

Thanks for following along, and happy stamping! Kelly

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Tea Boutique Card Sketch

Happy hump day! Celebrating the Tea Boutique suite of products this week. Today’s projects were made using a card sketch.

Here’s the card sketch I used:

Love how these turned out. Let’s take a closer look at each card:

Card A

Card B

Besides the Tea Boutique suite of products, I also used the retiring Stitched Rectangle Dies as well as the new Basic 3D Embossing Folders (they are an Online Exclusive product and currently backordered, but we can order those in May.)

Which card do you like better — A or B? Leave me a comment. Personally, I like B better, but they’re both so fun!

Have a great day, and do something crafty! Kelly

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CTCS: Favorite Retiring Product – Tea Boutique

It’s Case the Catalog Sunday and today’s challenge (CTC413) is to CASE your favorite retiring product. There are many products I’m sad to see go, but the Tea Boutique Suite has been one of my favorite suites since the Annual Catalog release last year.

The Cup of Tea stamp set and Teacup Dies were brand new this year, so it’s odd they aren’t going to carryover to the new Annual Catalog – especially since there isn’t a stamp set in the new catalog with a cup (coffee or tea!) Alas…this week I’m going to celebrate this suite of products and share a few projects.

My card uses the Tea Boutique 6 x 6 paper as well as the products in the Cup of Tea stamp set and Teacup Dies. The card design was CASE’d from a project in the catalog:

I love this little treat bag project and especially liked the tag. That and combined with the lemon pattern and the little lemon die, and I love how this turned out!

Stay tuned the rest of this week for more projects with this suite!

Happy stampin, Kelly

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Fun Fold Friday – Ready to Ride

Happy Friday! I made this card with friends earlier this week and I LOVE LOVE this fun fold. I hope you do as well.

Here’s the card “opened”:

And here’s a side view of it opened:


Paper Measurements:

  • Black Cardstock:
    • 2 each @ 4-1/4 x 8-1/4. Score each the same: along the long side @ 2-1/4 + 4 + 6-1/4
    • 1 @ 4-1/4 x 8-1/2. Score long side @ 4-1/4 Fold in half, burnish.
    • 1 @ 4-1/4 x 4-1/2. Score on 4-1/2 side @ 2-1/4 Fold in half; burnish.
  • Pumpkin Pie:
    • 4-1/8 x 4-1/8
    • 2 each 2-1/8 x 4-1/8
    • 2 each 1-5/8 x 4-1/8
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) :
    • 2 each @ 3-1/2 wide x 4 high. Cut one on 3-1/2 side @ 2 and other on 3-1/2 side @ 1-1/2 (Note: you can cut both on 3-1/2 side @ 2… depending if you have a pattern or not.)
    • I also used DSP pieces from the Ready to Ride panel sheet and a motorcycle I die cut out of the Ready to Ride motorcycle sheet to decorate the cover and the inside cover.
  • Very Vanilla: 4 x 4


  • With your 2 main pieces, fold each Mountain, Valley, Valley. Fold the right panel back on each and put an X on that panel (see above).
  • Keeping the X panel folded back, turn the bottom piece 180 degrees so that the first layer has the Mountain fold on the left, and the 2nd panel has Mountain fold on the right and the two X’s butt up against each other. Then add Tear & Tape going across the two X panels like so:
  • Flip over the base, and adhere (using any glue) the 4-1/4 x 4-1/2 layer (that is scored at 2-1/4) on the back layer, centering over the gap that was left from the X panels. This is your back side. Flip back over.
  • On the front, remove the protective covering of your Tear & Tape, add more adhesive, and adhere the folded 4-1/4 x 8-1/2 (scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half) on top of the two X panels with the fold at the top. NOTE: your mini card will be wider than the 2 X’s put together. Just be sure to center your card over the two X panels, and between the two closest score lines.
  • The end! Add all of your layers: DSP layers (which I also layered with the Pumpkin Pie) as well as decorate your front and inside.

If time allows (ha! maybe someday) this is one I’d like to do a video on. Until then, I hope these directions and photos are clear enough if you want to give it a try.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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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

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