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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Happy Lunar New Year!

Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, Spring Festival — no matter what you call it, it’s a fun day to celebrate. I have two really good friends that are Chinese and to hear about the traditions of celebrating, and the food (YUM), well, I wanted to jump in this year. It’s the year of the rabbit, so of course, that called for a great use of the new Easter Bunny Punch.

Enjoy your day today, and here’s to all the best in the year to come!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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Demonstrator Training Blog Hop – Jan 2023 Customer Cards

Today I’m grateful for my customers! I’m participating in Kylie and Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Monthly Blog Hop and I’m using the Day at the Farm free Sale-A-Bration paper. Read through my post, take a look at my cards, and then be sure to follow along in the Blog Hop by using the Roll Call at the bottom of this post.

I love this paper. Let’s take a look:

This paper is free with a $50 purchase. It coordinates with the On the Farm Bundle.

The bundle is $51.50 so you can get the coordinating DSP for free just by purchasing that! So much fun. There is one design in the DSP pack that is a farm scene and that is perfect for making cards in bulk. Just be careful when cutting to make sure your design is going in the right direction.

Add a sentiment and you’ve got beautiful, quick cards! Here’s a closer look:

I used the Thanks sentiment from the new Sentimental Park bundle as well as the new Happy Labels pick a punch. All products are below the Roll Call if you want to start shopping!

Thanks for looking, and for hopping along with us — again, follow the Roll Call below!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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Share A Milkshake Emboss Resist Technique

Hi Friends! Today I’m hopping with my Stamping With Friends Blog Hop group and the first Saturday of the month the blog hop theme is always related to a technique. Today’s technique is Emboss Resist and I am using the new Share A Milkshake Bundle from the Jan-Apr Mini Catalog. 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.

First, let’s look at the Share A Milkshake Bundle:

This adorable bundle comes with stamps (set of 16) and dies (set of 12) and is only $44. It is so so cute!

Here are the two cards I made:

Now the Emboss Resist:

I’m featuring this technique in the background of these cards. [I’m sorry to say I did not photograph each step — maybe another post for another time (but my mother is here stamping with me so I’m typing this up quick!)] But, this technique is VERY easy.

  1. Take a white piece of cardstock, stamp your image in Versamark, emboss in clear or white embossing powder (I used white so my images would really pop) so you have white on white.
  2. Using a blending brush, sponge, sponge dauber, what have you, add ink over the entire white piece.
  3. Wipe off with a tissue any excess ink and the ink will not stick to where you emboss. Voila!

Here’s a close up of each card’s background:

Aren’t they fun!? What a sweet background. For both of them, I used a blending brush with Polished Pink ink over the entire background and then I used a sponge dauber in Sweet Sorbet to accent either the cherry (on the left) or the hearts (on the right).

Here’s a look at each card:

That spoon just kills me — it is so stinkin’ cute! And I love that the milkshake die cuts a little slit for the spoon.

Anyway, these were super fun to make and this is a technique I have not thought of for a while. Hope you like them, and be sure to click the next link in the Roll Call below to keep hopping along to see even more great ideas with this technique!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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Happy New Year!

Welcome 2023! Excited for the new year, a new beginning. 2022 was a good year for me and my family filled with good health, home, and lots of love. I hope our good fortune continues through 2023. To help ring in the new year, I’m stamping, of course! I used my favorite DSP pack (Celebrate Everything — still available until Jan 5!) and the new Warm Welcome Bundle.

The Warm Welcome Bundle was available for a sneak peak back in October for World Card Making Day, and it is a bundle in the new Jan-April Mini Catalog. You’re going to love this bundle! The little numbers come in the dies along with a TON of other dies — 19 in total!

I saw those fireworks in the patterned paper and new it would be perfect for New Year’s. Plus a kitty, of course!

The die set comes with this stitched rectangle label, as well as the little picture hanger wire/bow! Use those adhesive sheets…they are your friend for small tiny dies like that.

Enjoy your day ringing in this new year, and I wish you and yours all the very best in the year to come.

Happy stamping! Kelly

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