So Happy Sentiments and Happy X Three

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Featured in our “In the Kitchen” Collection was the So Happy Sentiments Stamp Set and the Happy x Three Word Dies. These two pieces are staple stamping products and the perfect pairing for lots of card ideas.

The So Happy Sentiments Set has a few little floral image stamps nestled in it. We added the coordinating dies and Lisa Harrolle took full advantage of those for this card. Stamping and layering the blooms multiple times, she filled her card front and nestled her sentiment below. All this fun with just one stamp set and dies!

I made this one in a similar fashion yet using a different color scheme and layout for a whole new look. With several “happy” stamps to choose from, the sentiments set gives you versatility. I chose to just pop one bloom on this card and love the result.

Kristie used the same supplies but added a little scrap of patterned paper from the Potluck Party pack and kept this one simple. The little heart and dot stamps add a nice detail!

The Happy x Three Word dies are pretty awesome! These guys can layer in various ways or stand alone for triple the impact! It is fun to play with the different layers and make multiple cards with the various pieces.

On this card, I did a little ink blending across the top of the thinnest layer and then put that over the center layer cut from Midnight Cardstock. It makes a wonderful focal point.

Using the thinnest layer from the Midnight Cardstock run, I then layered it over the largest background cut-out and colored it with the direct-to-paper method using Fiesta Blue ink. This creates a nice pop of blue to this white on white card.

Peeking Pets…out of Everything!

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The Peeking Pets Stamp Set and Dies add such fun to your paper crafting projects! They have been hot sellers since their release earlier this summer and they are now back in stock! In this video, I'll share 5 different card making projects using them. We'll peek these pets out of EVERYTHING!

I don't think I'll ever get tired of these cuties…

This card uses the balloon cluster from the Yay Gifts Stamp Set and the Westie is perfect poised on top!

Stamp the balloons on watercolor cardstock, then using your water based ink pads and a water brush, color them in.

In the Peeking Pets Stamp Set, we included different hats to add to the dogs and cats. A Santa Hat perched on top of the Lab's head is a card that I want in my mailbox!

The fur on the hat has some fun created by embossing Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter on the hat.

The Peeking Pets Stamp Set go perfectly with the Hipster Patterned Paper, which includes patterns with mustaches and specs (SO CUTE!!!), but it's also great with the Poppin' Party Patterned Paper Pack. You can't go wrong with either choice!

Which card is your favorite? Thank you for visiting the blog today, I hope you're inspired!

Canvo Bullet Journal Spreads for August

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If it is as hot where you are as it is here in Raleigh, the August's Club Canvo theme will be just what you need to cool things down! Fill the pages of your Canvo with these frozen treat images for a perfect Summer theme.

Our Club Canvo Subscribers got these products a few weeks ago and next week, we'll be shipping our September theme! Subscribe by 11:59 pm Eastern on the last day of the month to get your goodies early and at a great discount! Click here to learn more.

The seven scoop cone is designed as a weekly tracker but here Nanette used it as an accent element and colored it in with perfection. I'm craving a double scoop just looking at this month's calendar page.

Club Canvo members have been creating a wonderful stencil library to help whip out quick spreads and monthly calendar pages in no time. Ally used her half calendar stencil to create this layout and embellished it with the I Scream, You Scream Stamps.

Another fun tracker idea featuring the popsicle box stamp. This one would be great for your Monday to Sunday task lists or extra notes and to-dos! Each element in the Club Canvo bundle is made for both functionality and fun!

Laura prefers clean and simple spread and used the Weekly Seven Stencil in this month's Club Canvo to create her spread here. A page like this can be done in no time and you are ready to take on your week's organization!

Sursee Classics in the shop!

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Have we got a Sursee for you! 🥰🎁 Some of our FAVORITE items from past Club Sursee subscription are now in the shop! I know many of you have been asking for these and now most Sursee products will be available to the general public going forward.

Club Sursee subscribers will still be the first to get our fabulous Sursee products in their mailbox each month well before release in the shop, as well as at a great discounted price! If you’ve been eyeing some of these items, now is your chance!

View all the Sursee Classic products that are in the shop now! Here is a look at some of them…

Just Thanks – we love the quirky style of this die with its one lower case “k”. It's perfect for so many thank you notes, it's a must for your stash!

The You've Got Flowers stamps and dies are some of my all time favorite flowers! These stamps are just perfection and there is even this adorable little basket die you can use to create your own fresh arrangement.

When it comes to sentiment sets, the Layered Greetings is a staple for sure! This set has mix and match sentiments, like “thinking of you” that are designed to stamp right over top one another…or not, the choice is yours!

This little bundle of goodies will be an instant favorite! The Fun Forest Stamps and Dies are little geometric shaped trees. The Favorite Word Die and My Favorite Sentiments Set create so many cute phrases to send to people you love.

The Just Peachy Stamp and Dies are so unique and gorgeous with their two-step stamping design and patterned textures. This set is super modern and goes perfectly with the Peachy Word Die and Feeling Peachy Sentiments. What bright and cheery cards you can make and share with this set of stampy goodness.

Hop over to the shop now to see more of these products and the other Sursee Classics that are now available in the shop.

If you don't want to miss out on any of the Sursee designs and would love to get this little surprise in your mailbox and a bundled price each month, join Sursee today! New stamps will ship out next month!

We Stand With You

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We are pleased to be stocking the We Stand With You Stamp Set, in an act of support and solidarity to the cause, with our friends at the Stamping Village.  

This 6×8 stamp set was created by a number of companies in the industry in an effort to speak up against racial, social and economic injustice.  A donation of $5 from every sale of this stamp set will go to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.  

Thank you for being a part of this effort to take a stand in bringing about true equality in our nation for all people.  Together we can make the difference!

You can find this set in our shop here.

ScrapSmarter Event…Coming Soon!

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Who wants to join in for a fun-filled Scrapbooking technique weekend with me?? I am so excited to join in with some of my friends and scrappy-queens for this class from ScrapHappy! Look at this list of fantastic teachers- WOOT!

The event features the awesome Stacy Julian and will include 10 crafty classes over the weekend.

The ScrapSmarter Experience is NOW OPEN for registration. The regular price for the event is $129USD but right now you can use coupon code: SMART30 to save $30! Code expires on July 31.

You’ll only pay $99 for EVERYTHING! There will be a bunch of prizes, too so jump over and REGISTER TODAY to join in!

This Stamp Set was Born to be WILD!

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Hold on to your hats because we are going on a cuteness safari today! The Born to Be Wild Stamp Set and dies feature the sweetest little lion, zebra and monkey. Every time I look at this card by Brand Ambassador Victoria I get a huge grin on my face…the monkeys and zebra with their legs hanging outside the frame. SO FUN!

See how to stamp them in this video tutorial.

Which animal is your favorite?

I'm simply wild about these two clean and simple cards and how the critters are the stars of the show! Ilina's layouts are just right and these cards could work for a baby shower or little one's birthday.

Kristie is so smart with how she can use some of the same elements, like these Nested Stitched Hearts Dies and the rhino sheet of Safari Patterned paper to make two totally different cards. This little Rhino will steal a many of hearts!

We created this barrel full of rainbow monkeys on this Facebook Live Stream…what's better than this?

And this heart shaker card brings me back to the days of Lisa Frank folders and pencils! You can see how I created it with Nuvo Watercolor Pencils on this Facebook Live Stream.

This card was so fun to make! After creating the background by blending some ink with the Radiant Heart Stencil, this one was calling for a black and white pop by way of a Zebra! His bird friend was a fun finishing touch.

All of the products are in our shop, links below. Thanks for visiting the blog today!

Oh, Baby, Get Ready for These Cards!

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The two-step stamps in the Oh, Baby! Stamp Set create adorable baby animal faces. Pandas and puppies will look so perfect adorning the front of your baby occasion cards!

This card from Kristie has a row of bunny faces, without using the coordinating dies, and is simply perfect for a baby shower. The subtile pops of Mint to Be, It's a Girl and It's a Boy, are just right.

Die cut the bunny face with the coordinating dies for a fun image that adds dimension to your card. Kristie added the flowers from the Dots and Flowers Borders Stamp Set, embossed in white with It's a Girl ink blending over it.

Stamp and die cut the faces on Kraft Cardstock for another fun look!

Ilina did this one and used the coordinating dies to cut out the head shapes and pop them up on this congrats card. The pop of striped paper from the Safari Patterned Paper Pack tied this together wonderfully.

Lastly, the “famous” ink blended baby faces! This idea by Ilina Crouse is pretty genius. Be sure to view the video to see how it was done.

All these products are now available in the shop in (discounted) bundles or pick and choose your favorites!

Heard the News? This Calls for Cake!

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No matter what the occasion, I can think of lots of reasons to break out some cake to celebrate! When you get the This Calls for Cake Stamp Set in your mailbox, it too will be a reason to celebrate!

The main image cake stamp was created to color and is only limited by what you can dream up! Add a little color or a lot. I popped this one over a background layer of embossed gold sparkles!

Stamp it in a pale color or with no line ink for a stunning hand-drawn look like this one from Melissa. What a classy wedding card! You can even add more embellishments with the additional stamps in the set to decorate the cake in your own style!

Melissa added the cake to a white card layer backed by Black and White Gingham from our A Tisket A Tasket Patterned Paper Pack. I love the contrast of the black and white pattern with all this color!

I added extra flowers to the cake, then added it to a card layer bordered with the Bordering Sweet Die. I LOVE all the color in this card!

On this card, I used just one of the flower stamps from the set to add a cool pop. Stenciling and stamping together create a great effect!

This one from Verity was embossed in WOW! Gold EP and colored in soft and sweet with a watercolor technique using our Spa Inks.

Check out this video for tips on coloring the cake!

So many gorgeous ideas…now let's go get some of that cake!

Ink Blending and the Good Things Mini Cover Plate

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The One Plus One Collection is now in the shop! Create cards to celebrate weddings, babies, anniversaries, birthdays and make cards for general occasions…all with the new products that just hit the shop! Click here to see all the new stuff!

The Good Things Mini Cover Plate (pictured in the lower left of the above photo) and the Be the Good Stamp Set were created to work together. View the video to see them in action!

I created two ink blended cards in this video using Catherine Pooler Inks and Ink Blending Brushes for a wonderful blend.

With a fun ink blended stripe, a simple sentiment and a popped up flower is all you need!

Curve the sentiment around the Single Rose Die and add “things” over the top. You can see these two cards created on this YouTube Live Stream.

The “things” was colored using the Rose Petals Ink pad and the Direct to Paper Technique to create Rose Petals Cardstock. I also used the same technique to create colored cardstock with the Icing on the Cake Ink Pad.

I love the fun color combo – Tutti Frutti, Lime Rickey and Fiesta Blue here!

Inspiration from our Brand Ambassadors…Iliana Crouse created strips of color with the Direct to Paper Technique, then white embossed the sentiment.

Erin Thompson used the Dots and Flowers Borders stamped and embossed with Wanderlust Embossing Glitter for a big WOW on a Clean and Simple Card!

Daniel West added a simple Good Things over the tire swing from the 4-Ever Stamp Set.

Adding a few monkeys from the Born to be Wild Stamp Set to the Good Things Cover Plate die cut frame is SO FUN! and a shaker card to boot…this card is right up my alley!

Head over to the shop to grab these goodies, links below.

One Plus One Release Wednesday, July 22

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The One Plus One Release is now open for StampNation Members! The shipping team is busy getting packages out before general ordering opens tomorrow. Not a member yet? Set up your subscription here, then you'll be able to shop early too!

If you're not ready to join the membership, no worries! The products will be there for you tomorrow!

Let's take a look at all the new goodies…

The This Calls for Cake bundle features this divine hand drawn birthday cake….perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or weddings! You'll also find the Good Things Mini Cover Plate and Be the Good Stamp Set which will help you create cards for so many occasions!

Melissa Andrew's card featuring the This Calls for Cake Stamp set and dies is a STUNNER. The cake is a perfect focal point for creating stunning celebration cards.

The Tie the Knot Bundle is perfect for anything wedding. Engagement, weddings or anniversaries. I know you'll find lots of other great ways to use the images and sentiments in these products as well!

Using the Radiant Heart Stencil and His and Her's Stamp Set, I made this clean and simple card on THIS FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM.

The Wanderlust embossed background is a great way to create subtile texture with a stencil to any background.

The Oh, Baby Bundle is a set of products perfect for celebrating youngsters in your life! Babies, birthdays or for any kid at heart!

Daniel West did creative masking with the Born to be Wild Stamp and dies to make these two sweet cards. The Dots and Flowers Border Stamp can be used each stamp alone or they next perfectly for a two color border.

Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree…you'll be humming sweet nostalgic tunes while creating cards with the Oak Tree and coordinating 4-Ever Stamp Set.

I just love the whimsical leaves in the 4 Ever Stamp Set. The Under the Oak Tree Bundle as all the elements thought out for you to create gorgeous scene cards like this one I made- and it was simpler than it looks! See this card created in this Facebook Live Stream.

We have been eager to release this collection of products so you can add them to your stash and get creating, too! Everything hits the shop on Wednesday, July 22 at 9am Eastern.

Happy Stamping!

One Plus One Collection: This Calls For Cake Bundle

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Celebrate weddings, anniversaries and birthdays in style with this gorgeous hand drawn cake, covered in flowers! We are smitten with it!

You're also going to love our new Good Things Mini Cover Plate with the coordinating Be the Good Stamp Set with encouraging and uplifting sentiments.

One Plus One Collection: This Calls For Cake Bundle

  • This Calls for Cake Stamp Set and Dies
  • Single Rose Die
  • Polka Dot Cover Plate
  • Good Things Mini Cover Plate
  • Be the Good Stamp Set

The One Plus One Collection provides all the fun paper crafting products you need for celebrating these milestones!

Ordering opens July 22 at 9am Eastern!

If you're a StampNation Member, you get to shop Monday, July 20 (and your order will ship first!!!). Learn more about membership here.

This Calls for Cake Stamp Set and Dies
Single Rose Die
Polka Dot Cover Plate
Good Things Mini Cover Plate
Be the Good Stamp Set

Be sure to follow us all week on Facebook and YouTube as we reveal the new products and share lots of great projects you can make with them!

Here is the schedule:

  • Monday – 11:30 Eastern Facebook Live Stream with StampNation Members on our community Facebook Page, early ordering opens at NOON Eastern for members.
  • Tuesday – 8pm Eastern FB Live Stream Pre-release Party
  • Wednesday– Noon Eastern Facebook Live Stream
  • Wednesday – 9am Eastern ORDERING OPENS!

To see all the new products, check out these blog posts and Facebook Live Streams!

One Plus One Collection: Oh, Baby Collection

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The products from the Oh, Baby bundle will cover any occasion that involves kids, or a kid at heart! These darling two step images are so fun to create with, we can't wait to see how you use them.

Monkeys, Zebras, Rhinos, oh my! These darling little critters are perfect for all your baby cards as well as for cards for the young at heart.  We've also included some fun patterned paper, gorgeous sequins, all occasion border stamps and a great set of layering dies.

One Plus One Collection: Oh, Baby Collection

  • Born to Be Wild Stamp Set and Dies
  • Oh, Baby Stamp Set and Dies
  • Dots and Flowers Border Stamp Set
  • Scallop Frame Dies
  • A to Z Background Stamp
  • Safari Patterned Paper
  • Tybee Island Sequin Mix
  • Flamenco Beach Sequin Mix

Purchase them individually or as a bundle (at a discount!).

The One Plus One Collection provides all the fun paper crafting products you need for celebrating these milestones! Ordering opens July 22 at 9am Eastern!

If you're a StampNation Member, you get to shop Monday, July 20 (and your order will ship first!!!). Learn more about membership here.

Born to Be Wild Stamp Set and Dies
Oh, Baby Stamp Set and Dies
Dots and Flowers Border Stamp Set
Scallop Frame Dies – coordinates with our Stitched Squares Dies!
A to Z Background Stamp
Safari Patterned Paper
Tybee Island Sequin Mix
Flamenco Beach Sequin Mix

Be sure to follow us all week on Facebook and YouTube as we reveal the new products and share lots of great projects you can make with them!

Here is the schedule:

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Noon Eastern Facebook Live Stream Product Reveals – View them here.
  • Sunday – 8pm Eastern YOUTUBE Premiere Product Reveal
  • Monday – 11:30 Eastern Facebook Live Stream with StampNation Members on our community Facebook Page, early ordering opens at NOON Eastern for members.
  • Tuesday – 8pm Eastern FB Live Stream Pre-release Party
  • Wednesday– Noon Eastern Facebook Live Stream
  • Wednesday – 9am Eastern ORDERING OPENS!

One Plus One Collection: Under the Oak Tree Bundle

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The One Plus One Collection provides all the fun paper crafting products you need for celebrating milestones like babies, weddings, love and birthdays! Ordering opens July 22 at 9am Eastern.

If you're a StampNation Member, you get to shop Monday, July 20. Learn more about membership here.

ONE PLUS ONE COLLECTION: Under the Oak Tree bundle

Create darling cards with the products from the Under the Oak Tree bundle to celebrate love and friendship. They can be purchased individually or as a bundle (at a discount!).

  • Old Oak Tree Background Stamp
  • 4-Ever Stamp Set and Dies
  • A Tisket, A Tasket Patterned Paper
  • Big Apple Sequin Mix

Be sure to check out all the reveals right here on Facebook!

Check out this incredible card made by Brand Ambassador, Erin Thompson using this bundle.

A Tisket, A Tasket Patterned Paper
Big Apple Sequin Mix
Old Oak Tree Background Stamp
4-Ever Stamp Set and Dies

Be sure to follow us all week on Facebook and YouTube as we reveal the new products and share lots of great projects you can make with them!

Here is the schedule:

  • Thursday and Friday – Noon Eastern Facebook Live Stream Product Reveals
  • Sunday – 8pm Eastern YOUTUBE Premiere Product Reveal
  • Monday – 11:30 Eastern Facebook Live Stream with StampNation Members on our community Facebook Page, early ordering opens at NOON Eastern for members.
  • Tuesday – 8pm Eastern FB Live Stream Pre-release Party
  • Wednesday– Noon Eastern Facebook Live Stream
  • Wednesday – 9am Eastern ORDERING OPENS!

So glad you are here celebrating this fun new release of stamping products! More coming tomorrow and ordering opens on July 22!

Want to order and get your goodies shipped early? Join StampNation and have access to so many more awesome perks!

One Plus One Collection: Tie the Knot Bundle

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The milestones of getting married, having babies and sharing years of love are perfect card making occasions! These moments hold a special place in all of our hearts and are extra special when shared with my friends and family.  

The One Plus One Collection provides all the fun paper crafting products you need for celebrating these milestones! Ordering opens July 22 at 9am Eastern!

StampNation Members shop early…Monday, July 20 (and your order will ship first!!!). Learn more about membership here.

ONE PLUS ONE COLLECTION: Tie the Knot Bundle

The products from the Tie the Knot bundle are perfect for celebrating weddings, anniversaries and love. They can be purchased individually or as a bundle (at a discount!).

View the Facebook Live Reveal of these products and see some fabulous projects you can make when you receive it!

Celebrating weddings, anniversaries or someone you love has never been more fun than with the Tie the Knot Bundle!  You'll find the cutest pairs of images in The His and Hers Stamp Set and fun and witty sentiments in the Tie the Knot Sentiments Set.  The Stitched Hearts Dies are going to be a staple in your stash and you'll love the stencil techniques you can do with the Radiant Hearts Stencil!  

With modern fonts and a classy feel, this bundle is the perfect fit for making cards for these happy occasions!

The Tie the Knot Bundle Includes:

  • His and Hers Stamp Set and Dies
  • Tie the Knot Sentiments
  • Hugs and Kisses Word Dies
  • Radiant Heart Stencil
His and Hers Stamp Set
His and Hers Stamp Set and Dies
Tie the Knot Sentiments
Hugs and Kisses Word Dies
Radiant Heart Stencil

Be sure to follow us all week on Facebook and YouTube as we reveal the new products and share lots of great projects you can make with them!

Here is the schedule:

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Noon Eastern Facebook Live Stream Product Reveals
  • Sunday – 8pm Eastern YOUTUBE Premiere Product Reveal
  • Monday – 11:30 Eastern Facebook Live Stream with StampNation Members on our community Facebook Page, early ordering opens at NOON Eastern for members.
  • Tuesday – 8pm Eastern FB Live Stream Pre-release Party
  • Wednesday– Noon Eastern Facebook Live Stream
  • Wednesday – 9am Eastern ORDERING OPENS!