Sale-A-Brate Good Times, COME ON!!!

Just a reminder that Sale-A-Bration is going on until Mar. 31, 2018. During that time, purchase $50 worth of merchandise, before shipping and tax, and you get to choose a Sale-A-Bration item FREE! There is also a chance that if you spend $100, before shipping and tax are applied, you can get a bundle of items for FREE! Here are links to the SAB items. NEW ITEMS have been released TODAY!!!

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Here is a GORGEOUS card (three-step stamping) that you missed if you did not attend my February card buffet. I LOVE this True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (#145593) and this Amazing Congratulations stamp set (#145938)!

This Night of Navy Corduroy ribbon (#145597) TIES it all together!!! ~sometimes I just kill myself~ hehehehehe Alright, I can see you all rolling your eyes right now…but admit it, you kinda smiled too, right?

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Using Bermuda Bay ink (#131171) and Island Indigo ink (#126986) as the two step stamping, and then stamping with Tuxedo Black Momento ink (#132708) to outline the stamp. To finish it up, Night of Navy ink (#126970) was used for the inside sentiment. Isn’t it GORGEOUS?

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Last, but not least, everything was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) to make it POP a bit more! LOVE IT!!

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Thanks for stopping by. See information below for details on my card buffet coming up on Mar. 17, 2018. Hope to see you!

Items used in this card creation:

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SAVE THE DATES — Event coming up!!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Mar. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

RSVP by Thursday, Mar. 15 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).


Check out the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs on the right hand side of the blog. Earn free product for each $50 spend (before tax and shipping) with Sale-A-Bration that ends Mar. 31, 2018.

A new batch of SAB goodies will be released on Feb. 16. Stay tuned for more!


Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou




#imbringingbirthdaysback Card Buffet

We had great fun creating birthday cards a few weeks ago. I had a sassy group of women join me in an effort to jump on the viral bandwagon of #imbringingbirthdaysback!

Here is the fun stamp (143573) that you can purchase to stamp your envelopes, etc.

Here are some of our creations from that event.

LOVE this pappa bear that has been fishing (139546) and he’s taking his catch home. “Wishing you a day full of sunshine and a lake full of fish — Happy Birthday”. If my dad were still with us, he would DEFINITELY be getting this card!

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I wound up embossing this bear with the Stampin’ Emboss Powder in Early Espresso. The “World’s Greatest Guy” is stamped using the Tuxedo Black Momento Ink. LOVE this ink and use it often!

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Our next card to be showcased is my personal favorite stamp from Sale-A-Bration — “Put Your Party Pants On”. This time, I made some ADORABLE britches using the Punch Label Washi (138296). I added some washi tape to the tops of the pants and stamped the inside with a simple “happy birthday” greeting. Fun, fun, FUN!!!

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This card came back into the rotation–but I did get a better picture of it than what I had posted before. I LOVE the contrast with the black, grey, red foil and silver glimmer tape that was my second favorite Sale-A-Bration freebie!

Put Your Party Pants On

I LOVE the Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp Set (140675) that coordinates with our Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609).

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My next card just screams spring to me. I used the Big Shot Honeycomb (129378) for the background to make it look like chicken wire. I just inked up the raised edge of the embossing folder and closed it and just transferred the ink while running on the folder. SO CUTE!!

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The inside was plain, with the exception of the washi tape that I used on the very left-most edge. I thought that it looked like chicken feet and thought it added to the card. What do you think?

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Next card buffet is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. You can choose six cards to make for $15. 

RSVP by Thursday, April 28 so I am sure to have enough materials cut and ready for you to create!

Hope to see you on April 30!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

Layers, layers, LaYeRS…

In life, we manage many different layers. We layer our clothes, our hair and some people have emotional layers within their personalities. You can also create layers like this — YUMMO!

When creating cards, layers add depth to your creations. Layers can be added in multiple ways.

The card below shows how you can layer ink to make a card pop. Painter’s tape was used to add ink to card stock. To top those layers off, Momento Ink was added providing richness to the card.

Painter's Tape Card

This next creation has multiple layers of ink along with layering and embossing to give the card further dimension.

Birthday layered inkLayers can be accentuated by adding patterned paper or colored card stock.

Birthday Layered Paper

Two key items to have on hand when creating cards with multiple layers is a Stampin’ Up! Trimmer and an incremental paper sizing chart (see below). The paper trimmer offers not only a cutting blade, but a scoring tool as well. Scoring allows you to easily make folds on your cards.

Paper Cutting Increments

5 ½ x 4 ¼                     4 ¼ x 3

5 ¼ x 4                          4 x 2 ¾ 

5 x 3 ¾                          3 ¾ x 2 ½

4 ¾ x 3 ½                     3 ½ x 2 ¼ 

4 ½ x 3 ¼                     3 ¼ x 2

This chart came in very handy when making this next card that has a total of six layers. A standard card base measures 5 ½ x 4 ¼. From there, ¼” was removed from both the height and width of each layer.

Incremental Layering

Once all layers were cut, the white card stock was separated, centered and lightly adhered. Multiple floral stamps were made across the three different layers. The layers were carefully removed and the coastal cabana paper was intermingled with the winter white once again. A splash of ribbon was added making this a quick and cute card–easy to make and adorable!

Incremental Layered Card Completed

WARNING! When putting this card together, you MUST be very careful to make sure that your stamped layers stay facing the same way and that the layers don’t get mixed up with others you may be producing. If you are not careful, you end up with a card like this (see the innermost white layer of the back card–the flowers do not match up).

Incremental Layered Card Ooops

The last card featured utilizes SU Silver Glimmer Paper for added sparkle. The Labels Collection Framelits were used to create the layers of this card.

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These cards will be featured at my Card Buffet on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at my home. You get to choose six cards to make for $15. Leave a note in the comments section if you are interested in attending.