Monthly Archives: September 2013

Happy Birthday CASE – Shadow Box Fold Technique

Good Sunday Evening Everyone!

Tonight’s post is another card we created in our monthly downline meeting a couple of weeks ago. The card idea was CASE’d from and uses the Shadow Box Frame Technique – easy fun fold technique!

You're in My ThoughtsIt’s fun to take out of the envelope as is “pops” open in a sense!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Kind and Cozy, Four You

Paper: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper

Ink: Night of Navy

Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (cannot live without this!), Chalk Talk Framelits, Stripes Embossing Folder, small heart punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch

Extras: Bone Folder, 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Night of Navy, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

It’s not too late to sign up for Stamp Class on October 2nd or October 7th! Click HERE and go to the Events TAB for full details!

Have a great evening;




Always Thinking of You

Last week a group of my Stampin’ Up Demonstrators and my upline, Julie Freysinger, got together to stamp, share and talk about Stampin’ Up. This was one of the cards Julie demonstrated for the group. She CASE’d the idea from a card she saw on the Paper Crafters Library. I changed the sentiment and used the stamp set – Express Yourself.

Always Thinking of youI love the bright colors of this card …. hopefully will brighten the day of a special friend … Betty 🙂

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Express Yourself, Mosaic Madness

Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Brights DSP Paper Stack

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Blossom Punch, 1 3/4″ circle Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Extras: Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Snail adhesive

Don’t Miss the Next Classes!

Wednesday, October 2nd – 10:30AM or 6:30PM – Stamp Class to make 4 All-Occasion Cards

Monday, October 7thHalloween Banner and Card Class at 10:30AM

RSVP HERE for either class 

SHOP HERE 24 hours a day!

Have a great day today!




Bite Me! New Photopolymer Stamp Set Now Available

Crazy but fun name to a BRAND NEW photopolymer Stamp Set …. Bite Me … Just in Time for Halloween! Love the new images …

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Join us for the Halloween Banner Class on Monday, October 7th at 10:30AM and we will be using this set to create a super fun Halloween Card! You can download more information here: Click on the link …. Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set

In the Halloween Mood? You won’t want to miss the Halloween Banner Class on October 7th at 10:30AM. We will be making this adorable Halloween Banner in addition to 2 cards:

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RSVP HERE for class on Monday, October 7th.


Hope to see you soon and Happy Stamping!



October Card Class on the 2nd … Don’t Miss this One!

Hi Everyone:

Cards for Oct ClassExcited to have another All-Occasion Card Class coming soon – on Wednesday, October 2nd at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM. Here’s a look at 2 of the 4 cards YOU will be creating in class …. the other 2 are under wraps and will be revealed at class.

Never stamped before? No problem! Class is always relaxing and fun and I’d love to have you join us! Bring a friend to class and enjoy a special V.I.P. project on me!

You will make 4 All-Occasion Cards for $15.00 and includes envelopes. Halloween is right around the corner so there may be some type of Halloween surprise 🙂

Can’t make it to class or don’t live locally yet still would like the 4 cards we make in class? I’m now selling completed sets of the 4 cards and envelopes we make in class for $15.00 (includes mailing). Interested? Just email me at:

RSVP by clicking here – see details under the EVENTS tab.

Hope to see you on the 2nd!


Just Because Makeover

Hope you had a great day! I spent several hours in my Stamping Studio this afternoon making a few cards for our Downline Meeting on Saturday so I am one HAPPY camper! Amazing what some paper, stamps and ink does for you 🙂

Today’s card is a remake of a card I saw in the July/August PaperCrafts Magazine on page 27. Here is my version made with all Stampin’ Up Supplies …. Just Because

P1000753The Dahlias were stamped in Versamark on Glossy White paper and heat embossed using white embossing powder. I then sponged on Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry Ink. What do you think?

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: A Dozen Thoughts (w 131056; c 131059), Regarding Dahlias (w 130324; c 130327)

Paper: Daffodil Delight (119683), Crushed Curry (131199), whisper white (100730), Glossy White (retired)

Ink: Versamark (102283), Black Stazon (101406)

Tools: Color Coach (130118), Heat Tool (129053), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439) Square Framelits (130921)

Extras: White Embossing Powder (109132), Stampin’ sponges (101610), Brights Candy Dots (130931), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Snail Adhesive (104332)

KarinSignatureHave a great evening!



Wedding Wishes

Hi Everyone:

I spent an hour or so creating a wedding card for a fantastic couple who got married last evening on a gorgeous Michigan Fall Evening. The inspiration came from the wedding invitation seen here:



I used the Stamp Set Love & Laughter to create the card we gave the couple:

Wedding Cake Card

and also an Engagement Card for my beautiful niece Kate who will be getting married to Josh in less than a year!

Wedding DressI love how they turned out and how I was able to get two cards made fairly quickly from the same set!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Love & Laughter (w 128433; c 125477)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Silver Foil Sheets (available in the Holiday Catalog) (132178)

Ink: Versamark (102283), Tempting Turquoise (126952)

Tools: Heat Tool (129053), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658), Circle Thinlits (for sentiment banner) Ovals Collection Framelits (129381)

Extras: Silver Embossing Powder (109131), Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder (130917), Embossing Buddy (103083), Snail Adhesive (104332)

Thanks for taking a look tonight! KarinSignatureDon’t forget I have a couple of great classes coming up soon ….

Wednesday, October 2nd at either 10:30AM or 6:30PMMake 4 All-Occasion Cards for $15.00! No experience necessary just a desire to come, create and have fun! RSVP HERE

Screen Shot 2013-08-06 at 10.54.30 AMMonday, October 7th at 10:30AMMake a Halloween Banner and 2 Halloween Cards for $30.00. The banner is adorable and I will include 2 decorative buckets for Halloween treats that serve to display the banner on your table! RSVP HERE by October 1st.


Best Friend Makeover

Hi Everyone:

Today’s card is a remake of a card I saw in the July/August Papercrafts Magazine (my fav!) on page 30. I hadn’t used the Tea Lace Paper Doilies yet (gasp!) and broke into my stash for this creation.

P1000756Fun card to make yet another white based card for me! I am going to need to break out some major color and patterns soon 🙂

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (w 130619; c 130622)

Paper: Neutrals Coredinations Card Stock (129956)

Ink: Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker (131905), Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker (131259 part of Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Marker Set)

Extras: Rhinestones (119246), Gingham Garden Washi Tape (129314), Brights Buttons (130028), Teal Lace Paper Doilies (129399), White Twine (124262), Glue Dots (130683), Snail Adhesive (104332)


The Magnetic Platform is available to order as of Thursday, Sept 12th! WooHoo!!

Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 8.47.41 PMHope you are enjoying a great papercrafting day!

Order HERE 24/7!



I Dig You!! CTS # 44 and PPA 170

Hi Everyone!

Happy Friday! When I saw the CTS #44 I immediately thought of this super simple, clean card. I combined the PPA 170 Color Challenge to create this card for my husband. What do you think?


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I Dig You


Now that I have starting blogging again and looking at my creations, I see I am a pretty clean lines, simple stamper 🙂 Love this stamp set – it is called Tag It. For every stamp set sold, Stampin’ Up donates $3.00 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities and to date over a Million Dollars have been donated! Get your stamp set HERE and start creating cards of your own!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Tag It (130300)

Paper: Midnight Muse (126843), Whisper White (100730), Crushed Curry (131199), Early Expresso (119686)

Ink: Stampin’ Write Markers in Midnight Muse (126856), Early Expresson (119680) Crushed Curry (131901)

Extras: Snail Adhesive (104332)

Thanks for stopping by;