Not All Hearts

Last year, around this time… Pinterest and Facebook were blowing up with so many wonderful creations using the delicate Bloomin’ Love thinlit.


Surely, you’ve seen by now.  It cuts out the most beautiful flowery hearts.

I used this to make one of the cards I showed y’all a couple days ago.  It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day cards.  It would work even on Mother’s Day cards or other cards for a woman.

Well, I used it recently, but in a different way…  The background of a balloon!


Yep, that’s right.  Here is the card… but don’t stop reading because I have a very important tip below…

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and the inside 🙂

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Okay… so you see that I used the Blusing Bride Glimmer Paper.  That is a sparkley, glittery thick cardstock.  It doesn’t so much like being fed through the Big Shot.  Especially on pieces so intricate.  So, here’s the secret…

You can gently peel the paper off the backing.  Just cut the right size and flick the corner a bit to start to peel.  Sometimes it comes off in one piece, other times it may take a few tries.  But, I have never not had it come off.

Now that I have your attention… can you imagine what this would look like with the new bright glimmer paper coming soon and available only for a limited time!?!  What.. you haven’t seen it yet.. just you wait!

Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!


All Dressed Up


In my efforts to grow my Stampin’ Up business, I have promised myself to blog more.  I am sure now one reads it right now – but that may soon change.  One just never knows.

So… I posted a photo of a recent card I did on Pootles Facebook group page.  Several of the ladies liked it, so I promised a tutorial.

While I am not quite ready to do a video, I have done a complete project sheet.  It also includes the template that I used.  You can use the link below to download it.

This card combines old and new.  Don’t you just love the new Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper?  So pretty!  And, what a great way to use up that dotted lace trim that we all bought way too much of!  Use it – don’t just leave it sit there!!!

So, check back again soon.  I post a project sheet once a week and we’ll go from there!!!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think…

Project Sheet – All Dressed Up

Here are most of the products used.  I can’t post the new catalog items yet, but theya re listed on the project sheet.

Product List