Sunday, January 24, 2021

Super Bowl Color Challenge

Congratulations to my home team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on winning the NFC Championship and heading to a historic Super Bowl in my hometown of Tampa, Florida.

Am I excited? You bet!

How about a little color challenge? Use the Stampin' Up! colors above to create a card and post it on your blog, Facebook page or IG by NOON CST, February 7th, 2021. I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner. It doesn't have to be football or sports themed, just use the Bucs logo colors of Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie in your design. And of course, you could really go old school Bucs and use Pumpkin Pie as your main color.

Use hashtag #stampkrewesuperbowlchallenge when posting on your social media. Tag me on IG @stampkrewe or send me an email when you are done!

Prize: A stamp set of your choice up to $20 USD from the
20-21 Stampin' Up! Annual or Jan-Jun '21 Catalog.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Hey Chick & Birthday Chick Sneak Peek

It's SATURDAY (can I hear an Amen?) and the DOstamperStars are back with a slimline challenge. I have to admit, this is one of my first attempts at this size and I think I kind of like it! It's great when you want to feature a LOT of images. So, since every stinkin' one of the Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick chickens are so cute, I had to do it.

Slimline Card Dimensions:
- Card base 8 1/2" x 7". Score at 3 1/2"
- Panel 8" x 3"

I like to add dimension to my card wherever possible, and one technique I LOVE is stacking die cuts. I die cut the Happy Birthday sentiment in Bermuda Bay three times, then adhered it together. I think this gives it a really nice look, and helps your sentiment stand out, literally.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Sweet Strawberry Card Samples

Winter days can be cold and gray up here in the North Star state of Minnesota. I think that is why I love to incorporate lots of bright colors in my cards. Bright colors like Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay break up the dreariness and boost my mood. The Sweet Strawberry & the Strawberry Builder punch in the new Jan-Jun '21 Mini are another great option to help ease use through the remainder of winter.

Last week my teammates and I made a few samples to highlight this beautiful set, including the complementing set, Berry Blessings, which can be earned for free from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, which ends February 28th.

Here are my two samples:

The layout for these two cards is nearly identical, I just picked from the two palettes of these sets, using layered rectangles of DSP to create the main design. The strawberries are punched from the Strawberry Builder punch, using the Designer Series Paper which looks exactly like the seeds of a strawberry fruit. The punch also cuts out the leaf stem and a little flower if you like.

For your strawberries, I recommend using Real Red or Pure Poppy. The blueberries stamp up beautifully in Pacific Point.

I sure hope you enjoy these cards as much as I enjoyed making them!



Saturday, January 16, 2021

Snail Mail Suite

Today we are celebrating the new January - June '21 Mini and Sale-A-Bration event with a Virtual Customer Appreciation Event on Facebook. I've created several card ideas using the brand new Snail Mail suite, along with a video demonstrating a cool background blending technique.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

1/16 Sneak Peak Blog Hop

Mark your calendar for January 16! The STARS are sharing a sneak peek of Saturday's Virtual Event featuring the 2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a- Bration products!
Here's the details:
Date: Saturday, January 16
Time: 10am to noon (CT)
Mystery stamping starts at 11:30am (Facebook Live)
Agenda will be posted on Friday, January 15
Held online here:

I will be highlighting the Snail Mail Suite, new in the Jan-June Mini Catalog with a video and a virtual card display. Here's a little sneak peek I made up to give you a taste of this fun, colorful suite. :) I can't wait for you to see the rest!


  1. Cut 1 petal pink cardbase to A2 sized, 5.5" x 8.5", scored at 4.25"
  2. Use petal pink ink to stamp hearts from Snail Mail randomly over the front.
  3. Use a scrap of basic white to die cut the tiny letter, and die cut a petal pink envelope, and the large square using a piece of DSP.
  4. Cut a piece of the red DSP with tiny pink hearts to 3" x 4".
  5. Stamp "Hello" on the tiny letter and adhere so it is popping out of your envelope.
  6. Fussy cut several of the mushrooms, and use a die to cut out a snail from the DSP. I adhered some of them with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Cut another piece of DSP (red with tiny pink hearts) to 3" x 4" and adhere to center of panel.
  8. Use dimensionals to pop up the yellow pieces of DSP, then arrange the rest of the elements, following the photo example above.
  9. Pop in an envelope, and send to a friend!

I hope you will join us on Saturday to see my Snail Mail demo as well as many other great demos and MYSTERY STAMPING!

Click here to shop for the items used in this card

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Dandy Garden Suite Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year dear readers! It's time for another Stamping with the Stars sketch challenge and some announcements.

Sale-A-Bration has started, along with a beautiful new January - June 2021 mini catalog.