Fourth of July

A Good Man with Seaside Spray

Here's another card featuring A Good Man stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I received this card created by Melissa Thomas in a recent demonstrator card swap. It's fresh and fun and makes me think SUMMER! What a perfect card for a man's summer birthday, to say thank you for being a hard worker, retirement, and more. I know you all probably have ideas of your own too.

How about a free PDF Project Sheet for you to make this card? Yes? Okay, you got it!

Download Project Sheet - A Good Many - It's Your Day in Seasid Spray by Melissa Thomas

A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Stitched Nested Labels are great for making "window cards".
A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Add a little love to the inside of your card too.


Thanks, Melissa Thomas for swapping your wonderful creation! I love it.

Take a break from the heat and humidity this weekend to enjoy some creative time!

Happy Stamping!


Paper Snips

We are Sailing Home!

After visiting Rome and then enjoying the 2019 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip Cruise to the Greek Isles, we are sailing back to Rome and will be heading home to Ohio tomorrow. What an adventure this trip was! I'm grateful Andrea and I could spend a couple extra days vacationing as Andrea had never been to Rome. I'm grateful to Stampin' Up! for the many opportunities I am given to work hard at doing what I love, to earn free products, to meet new people and build countless friendships, and to earn such wonderful trips. I am very grateful to my stamping family, customers and team members alike, who encourage and motivate me everyday to keep learning and growing and supporting me on my Stampin' Up! journey and life's ventures. I could not accomplish all of this without you. Special thanks to my daughters Andrea and Emily whose own drive and determination and love of life drive me to be the best me I can be...which includes living in the moment while going after my dreams. 

As Andrea and I sail the big sea and then fly home, I hope you are inspired to create and share with another card I created. The Sailing Home Suite is so very popular. It makes great cards for everyone who loves life on the water and it's great for making masculine cards too. 

The card reminds me of the many sailboats I see on the Hoover Reservoir in the Westerville suburb of Columbus, Ohio, where I live. 

I hope you'll use and enjoy this downloadable PDF to create fun sailing cards!

Download Project Sheet - 2 Sailboats Sailing Home Card

Sailing Home Suite by Stampin' Up!


Come Sail Away!

Take a look at this fun card! The Come Sail Away Suite is filled with fun, nautical theme products to help you create a sea of awesome cards and paper crafts. Use this link to check out my weekly newsletter and to get a free project sheet for this card. It's a great card layout to show off the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper or any other favorite paper of yours.

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Download Project Sheet - Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams Card

Product List

Stampin' Trimmer
Stampin' Trimmer
1-3/4" Circle Punch
1-3/4" Circle Punch

Red, White, and Blue Tri-Fold Card

Today, I'm featuring a Tri-Fold card created by Stampin' Up! Demo Diva, Bobbye Goetz.  What a great gift card enclosure to send a loved one in the military!  Simply use a little snail adhesive to the back of the gift card and adhere to the inside of your card.  You can use a little silver trim or ribbon to secure the tri-fold card shut.

Bobbye's card base measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and is scored at 2" and 5 1/4" on the long side.  The small flap is the top.  Her Real Red strips are 1/2" wide.  Bobbye used the 3 smallest stars in the Stars Framelits Dies to embellish this card.  The sentiment inside Bobbye's card is from The Wilderness Awaits stamp set and is perfect for a veteran or military person.

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Patriotic Card Swaps

Here are Patriotic Card Swaps I received from my new Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends, the Demo Divas!  They are great for all patriotic holidays as well as thank you's for veterans and service men and women.  Happy 4th of July!

Swirly Bird stamp set & Watercolor Words stamp set
created by J. Perseghetti
Work of Art stamp set
Created by Jacklyn
Work of Art stamp set
Created by Sharon Hale
Hello You Thinlits Dies
Created by Anna Haase
Created by Teena Hill
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies & Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Created by Deanie Caudle
Thoughtful Banners  stamp set, Duet Banner Punch, Swirly Scribbles Thinlets Dies
Created by Nancy Peters
THoughtful Banners stamp set, Duet Banner Punch
Created by Mary Joyce Climie
Number of Years stamp set & Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Created by Donna Hill

It's great to be able to work and share with such creative people as the Demo Divas!

Happy 4th of July "Sparklers"

Happy 4th of July, everyone!  Hope you all are celebrating with family and friends. I made these "Sparkler" favors by wrapping a 5" x 6" piece of Real Red or Night of Navy Designer Series Paper around a box of Sparklers. I used the Stars Framelits Dies, Large Number Framelits Dies, 2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, and the Number of Years Stamp Set to decorate the top end of the box.  

A fun, festive way to pass out sparklers! Number of Years stamp set
Product List

Big Shot
2-3/8" Circle Scallop Punch
2-3/8" Circle Scallop Punch