Friday, September 17, 2021

Leafy Inspiration

 Hello! Well, Autumn is here and we have been enjoying the crisp temperatures and beautiful color changes in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Definitely inspiration for today's card using Stamp Simply's "Give Thanks" clear stamps and coordinating "Give Thanks" steel die set.

The leaf and acorn image is stamped onto watercolor paper with Versafine Claire Acorn ink, then watercolored with Tim Holtz Distress inks. After having dried, it was then die cut with the leaf die from the Stamp Simply die set.

The sentiment from the "Give Thanks" stamp set was stamped directly onto a watercolor panel with the Acorn ink, then layered over a colorful accent panel from Carta Bella's Welcome Autumn decorator paper pad.

Easy to make, easy to mail! All linked supplies are from Stamp Simply.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Stamp Simply Orders Delayed

A message from Stamp Simply: 

Shipments are delayed at Stamp Simply. We're terribly sorry for unprecedented late shipping. All late orders should ship next week.

Thanks for your patience, kindness, and understanding. All late shipped orders will be nicely rewarded.

Thank you.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Autumn Wheat Blessings

Hi! I have a quick and easy card for Autumn using Stamp Simply stamps and dies. The stamp set used is "Autumn Blessings," along with the coordinated die set, "Autumn Blessings Wheat Bundles."

I stamped the wheat bundles with a stamp platform, first stamping the Tim Holtz Warm Honey Distress ink. Then I rock and rolled a bit of Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge ink around the stamp for the second go. The bundle wrap/cording was colored with a bit of Prismacolor pencil.

I die cut the bundles, then mounted them on a background layered panel of Carta Bella "Welcome Autumn" decorator paper. What a great pad-- I especially love the gingham and plaid prints in it!

The sentiment from the "Autumn Blessings" set was stamped with Rusty Hinge ink, then die cut with a Stamp Simply Fishtail Banner Sentiment die. Fun, and easy to make and mail.

All linked supplies are from Stamp Simply!

Speaking of Stamp Simply, check out the August sale that is running now:

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully crisp temperatures will return soon as we are experiencing a heat wave.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Gather Together

Welcome! I have a pumpkin slimline design that is easy to mail today! It features Stamp Simply's "Seasonal Wreaths--Fall and Winter" clear stamp set along with the matching die set.

I stamped the wreath and pumpkin image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, colored them with Copic Sketch markers, then die cut with the Fall and Winter Seasonal Wreath die set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Fall and Winter set, then mounted the wreath and pumpkins with dimensional tape. You can find all of the Seasonal Wreath sets HERE.

The slimline base is created with neutral cardstock and Graphic 45's "Midnight Tales" decorator paper.

Quick and easy, yet very festive.

All linked product is from Stamp Simply.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Monday, August 9, 2021


 Hello! I wanted to pop in and share a couple of butterfly designs that I created for this past weekend's Stamping in the U.P. Event. Great fun to get together with a group of fellow stampers and share ideas!

This first card was used as a swap with the other gals:

The base is created using watercolor paper embossed with Tim Holtz/Sizzix 3D Texture Fades Lumber Texture Embossing Folder, available at Stamp Simply.  The base for the butterfly is watercolor paper die cut with two Spellbinder Standard Square dies, also available at Stamp Simply.

The butterfly is created using watercolor paper and Tim Holtz Distress and Distress Oxide sprays. I used Distress sprays in: Speckled Egg, Bundled Sage, and Tea Dye. Distress Oxide spray in Speckled Egg was also used. After the distress sprays dried, I stamped over it with Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous "Ledger" stamps using the Distress Tea Dye ink.

The butterfly was then die cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Bigz Die. 

The next card was created at the event using decorator paper (gold color: Graphic 45 Fairie Wings from Stamp Simply) from my stash and Tim Holtz/Sizzix's "Perspective Butterfly Thinlet die." The fun and sunny sentiment is Stamp Simply's "Typewritten Year Round Greetings," stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Thanks for taking a look. I hope that you've gained a bit of inspiration from this post.

See you on Friday!

Friday, August 6, 2021

Pumpkin and Spice!

 Hi there! I guess most people fall into two pumpkin & spice season, or despise it. I fall into the love group, especially if it involves ice cream! Pumpkin & spice is pretty much my favorite seasonal flavor, and it has almost arrived. My card today celebrates pumpkin & spice, using stamps and product from Stamp Simply:

The decorator paper here is Doodlebug Design's "Pumpkin Spice." What a fabulous pad! I swooned over every sheet in the pad and am looking forward to using more in the near future. I thought it was pretty great combined with Stamp Simply "Java" dies, making for a fun, colorful Autumn design.

After layering the base of the card with the "Pumpkin Spice" paper and die cut coffee cup, a sentiment from Stamp Simply's "Welcome Fall" clear set was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink (you can also use Versafine Clair Acorn or Pinecone inks, both match the colors of the dp great!)  The sentiment was die cut with a Spellbinder Classic Rectangle die, and enamel dots added an extra accent. 

All linked supplies are from Stamp Simply. 
Check out their August special:

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Fall is Coming at Stamp Simply

Hello, and welcome to my blog and the end of July! Summer is progressing with Fall just around the corner; Stamp Simply is preparing for the upcoming season with a super sale on fall product.

My project for today features Stamp Simply's Type Written Year Round Greetings along with some fabulous Tim Holtz and Stamp Simply dies. Check it out:

 I began by inking up some watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress and Distress Oxide inks. I simply applied the ink onto a craft mat, spritzed with water, then dragged and pressed the ink into the watercolor for desired results. For best results, dry between each layer of ink.

A simple leaf from Tim Holtz Thinlet Skeleton Leaf die set was then die cut from creamy cardstock. It was glued to the background inked panel, then accented with the sentiment from the Stamp Simply Typewritten set (you can see all TYPEWRITTEN HERE), stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink (available Versafine Claire Acorn Ink). The sentiment was die cut with a Stamp Simply Fishtail Banner Sentiment die and mounted onto the card base with dimensional tape.

SO simple and easy...easy to make, and easy to mail!

Be sure to check out the rest of the team's Fall designs from this week. All linked supplies come from Stamp Simply. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!