Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Baby Boy Congrats Card

My co-worker Connie just became a first-time grandma and this is the card I made from our admin team to congratulate her. I shared another girl version of the card on my blog on 8/17 here. I used the same overall design of the other card, but I changed the pops of color from Flirty Flamingo to Pool Party. I also changed the flower framelit to the tie. Have you checked out the Baby's First Framelits Dies? You get 11 framelits in the set.

Christine's Tip: Upon first glance of the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper stack there are diagonally striped papers, but if you have a die you can cut on an angle on the Big Shot you come up with a cute striped onesie. I love when those aha moments happen.

I am looking forward to making some more baby cards to have in my stash. There are lots of possibilities with the A Little Foxy Suite or even just using the Designer Series papers from the stack with framelits like I have created here.

I hope this card inspires you to make a baby card to add to your stash.

I have linked the products I used on the card below.

Happy Stampin',


Monday, August 22, 2016

Sneak Peek! Cookie Cutter Christmas meets Balloon Celebration

Today I am sharing a sneak peek from the Holiday catalog which starts September 1st. What is a girl to do when she has new holiday product and is participating in a birthday themed swap? Create a mash-up card! I combined a brand spanking new holiday stamp set Cookie Cutter Christmas with a great birthday stamp set Balloon Celebration.

I made this card for our team meeting swap yesterday. I think it would be cute to send to a little boy for his birthday. I am in love with the teddy bear.

Christine's Tips: I love trying to show versatility in my stamp collection. The adorable teddy bear image in Cookie Cutter Christmas certainly isn't just for the holidays. Adding a punched balloon makes it cute for a birthday and it would be cute for a new baby card too by just changing the card a bit. To get the burlap threads I cut a piece of the 5/8" burlap ribbon and pulled down the middle and then pulled out the threads from the middle.

I can't wait to share more with you from the holiday catalog. I have added links below to the products I used from my online store.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin',


Stamps: Balloon Celebration, Cookie Cutter Christmas (available 9/1/16)
Ink: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White cardstock & Pool Party cardstock
Other: Big Shot, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 5/8" Burlap ribbon, Balloon Bouquet punch, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Baby Girl Congrats Card

So I have a funny story of how this cute baby girl congratulations card came about. My co-worker Connie told me months ago she was going to be a first-time grandma as her daughter was pregnant. I have been anticipating the day and knew I needed to make her a card. Well, the other day she came in and told me the latest scoop. Her daughter is young and has had a very healthy pregnancy so she had her second ultrasound at 9 months pregnant to find out she was having a boy instead of a girl! Ack! So hence I need to make a boy version of this card which I will share with you next week. They are super excited and were able to return some of the girly items they previously purchased.

So for the details of the card. First of all I love the colors with the soft Smoky Slate and the pretty pops of Flirty Flamingo. The card came together very quickly as I knew I wanted to use the super cute A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack and the Baby's First Framelits Dies (onesie and flower). I added a sentiment and a few embellishments and voila it was done in minutes. The baker's twine which I put across the top of the onesie to mimic a clothesline is from the July 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit. The enamel dot is from 2016-2018 in color enamel shapes.

Christine's Tip: The Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot die cutting machine is essential when using framelits. I was able to line up my heart designer series paper and crop it out perfectly with the onesie framelit. 

You can find all the products I used to make this card in my Online Store.

I hope this card inspires you to make something crafty. You could certainly change the onesie to another shape to create a different card in a snap.

Happy Stampin',

Stamps: Balloon Celebration
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Paper: A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack, Smoky Slate & Flirty Flamingo cardstock

Other: Big Shot, Baby's First Framelits Dies, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Flirty Flamingo twine from July 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit, Stampin dimensionals, Mini glue dots, Snail adhesive, Multipurpose liquid glue

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Paper Pumpkin What A Gem Cards

Happy Saturday! Another quick post for today. It was a long week and I am looking forward to a fun filled weekend. I broke out my July Paper Pumpkin kit on Wednesday night while I watched CMA fest on tv (ssshhhhh don't tell hubby)! 

I worked with the tags, stamp set, and twine in the kit to complete two cards. Please note I did add the Whisper White & Emerald Envy cardstock, but everything else was from the kit. This month's kit included 8 die cut gem shape boxes which I am going to save for another project. 

Christine's Tips: Think outside the box with your kit contents (hahaha no pun intended). I saw the cute tag shape and cut the tags in half and layered them on top of each other. I pulled the thick twine layers apart for my bows which I tied on the diagonal seam of the tags. I used one of the background stamps to add some texture to the bottom 1/3 of the card layer mimicking the tag design.

I hope my cards inspire you to make something crafty this weekend. 

For more information on Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! visit The corporate team puts together quick videos of the kit being assembled which are fun to watch too. Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin.

Happy Stampin,

Stamps: What A Gem July 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit
Ink: Emerald Envy (included in kit)
Paper: Whisper White & Emerald Envy cardstock (not included in kit)
Other: Paper snips, Multipurpose liquid adhesive

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are enjoying your day today. It has been a whirlwind here starting with me waking up at 5am to trek into Boston for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfast with my stamping buddies Selene & Joanne and Selene's husband & daughter. We were once again inspired by the stories we heard. I am so excited to start planning our annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer Fundraiser held in October. After the breakfast I headed to work for the rest of today. Thank goodness for chai lattes to keep me caffeinated!

I wanted to share some stamping news about the Thoughtful Branches Bundle. The bundle is available starting today August 2nd. It is a beautiful Photopolymer stamp set and coordinating framelit set. Please note this bundle is available while supplies last.

The bundle price is $52.00 plus tax & shipping if applicable. The stamp set includes 23 stamps including trees, blossoms, birds, and sayings and the framelit set includes 9 coordinating die shapes.

Here is another photo including the stamp set & dies with a sample card.

You can order the bundle in my Online Store while supplies last.

Let me know if you have any questions. 

I am headed to bed early tonight after my long day. I'll share a crafty project later this week.

Happy Stampin',

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hello Pineapple!

I hope you are staying cool wherever you are in the country. It has been brutally hot here in New England the past week. Not that I am complaining as I would rather have the heat then snow. Summer is way too short around here. I have been enjoying outdoor concerts, a sand sculpting festival, lots of ice cream, and lobster rolls. I am headed down to Cape Cod over the next two weekends to soak up some more of summer.

I had made a pineapple frame I shared last month and I decided to CASE myself to create just a card with the same idea. I think it would be cute for a summer birthday or to send to anyone to just say hello. I covered my Pineapple with Wink of Stella to add some glimmer & bling. 

Christine's Tip: Bundle & Save! When you purchase the Thoughtful Banners stamp set & Duet Banner punch you can save 10%. 

In other stamping news, the Bonus Days promotion ends on July 31st. For any $50 order you place by 7/31 you will receive an email with a coupon for $5 off an August order. You can find more details in my Online Store. Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin',

Stamps: Pineapple, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Daffodil Delight & Emerald Envy markers
Paper: Watercolor, Emerald Envy cardstock
Other: Duet Banner punch, Clear Wink of Stella brush

Monday, July 18, 2016

Graduation Gift

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We got to see some family members we don't get to see too often at a high school graduation party for my cousin. Congrats Kailee! When I had received my March 2016 Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin kit I knew it would come in handy for the perfect graduation gift - cash! With starting college I'm sure she can put the money to good use.

Sorry my photo isn't the best. I stamped the graduation caps in Bermuda Bay on the circle tags from the kit. The green rhinestones were included in the kit and covered up the holes in the tags. The only item I added was a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of each graduation cap.

Christine's Tip: Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that is delivered to your mailbox once a month. I still love checking the mail each month to find the bright orange box and opening it up to see a surprise crafting kit. I just received my July box so stay tuned for a project or two coming soon featuring that kit. Interested in giving Paper Pumpkin a try? You can sign up at and I would be grateful if you chose me as your demonstrator. If you spend over $50 by 7/31 in Stampin' Up! products you can take advantage of the Bonus Days promotion. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you get to make something crafty this week. 

Happy Stampin',

Stamps: Paper Pumpkin March 2016 Pocketful of Cheer kit
Ink: Bermuda Bay included in kit
Paper: Gift card holder & mini card included in kit
Other: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Celebrating the 4th!

Quick post for tonight. I wanted to share my fruit & cheese tray we brought to our friends cookout yesterday. I found something similar on the Internet - strawberries, raspberries, cheese, and blueberries  for the red, white, and blue. I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July celebrating with your family or friends. I couldn't resist decorating my tray a bit with my stamping supplies. I made two celebrate picks and a larger Happy 4th skewer. It was a bit hit with the group.

Christine's Tip: Bundle & Save! When you purchase the Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Bundle you save 10%. The bundle includes the Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer stamp set & Duet Banner punch.

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Dapper Denim & Whisper White cardstock, Silver Glimmer 
Other: Duet Banner punch, Classic Label punch, Big Shot, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Mini glue dots, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

I'll be back to share another project later this week.

Happy Stampin',

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Pop of Pink Birthday Card

Quick share for tonight. Happy Summer! I am having a hard time balancing working full time and enjoying the beautiful weather while we have it in New England. This would be a perfect card to have on hand for a summer birthday.

I have some unbelievable news to share as well. I was chosen to be a Stampin' Up! display stamper for the November Onstage event in New Jersey. I am still pinching myself. I submitted some projects earlier this month and got the word about a week and a half ago. Unfortunately I am sworn to secrecy about what I will be creating, but when the time comes I will be able to share. 

On top of that news I had created some samples to bring to an amazing catalog rollout bash my upline Selene had the weekend before last and I won a fantastic prize. The card above was one of the samples on my board. I won the color caddy that holds all your stampin ink pads & reinkers. It is a wonderful item to have in my craft space. Thank you Selene! 

Christine's Tip: The Balloon Celebration stamp set coordinates with several Stampin' Up! punches including the Balloon Bouquet punch used on my card which makes stamping and punching out a breeze. 

I'll be back on Thursday to share another summery card. 

Happy Stampin',

Stamps: Balloon Celebration
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo cardstock
Other: Balloon Bouquet punch, Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kudos to You!

Today at work we said so long to a loved co-worker who is leaving to attend medical school. I made this card for her and I am happy to say she loved it. When I saw the kudos stamp in the new stamp set Perfectly Wrapped I knew I was going to use that stamp for this card. It was a nice time today to honor someone and wish her well in medical school.

Christine's Tip: The stamp set Perfectly Wrapped is designed to work with the Perfectly Wrapped Project kit. The kit includes really cute 3-D bags & boxes. This card goes to show you can certainly use this stamp set to make other projects such as cards.

In other Stampin' Up! news there is a flash sale going on now until tomorrow evening for Paper Pumpkin. It is only $5 for your first Paper Pumpkin kit. What is Paper Pumpkin? It is a box of crafting goodies (stamps and cards or 3D items) that comes to your mailbox once a month. The projects are prepped so all you need to put them together is scissors and adhesives. It makes a great gift and is suitable for all ages even kids. You can check out all the details at 

I'll be back on Saturday to share another project.

Stamps: Perfectly Wrapped
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Paper: Whisper White & Sweet Sugarplum cardstock
Other: 2" circle punch, Whisper White 5/8" organza ribbon, Rhinestone basic jewels, Glue dots, Multipurpose liquid glue

Happy Stampin',