Another Tropical Chic Wave

Today we're having Another Tropical Chic Wave--in case you missed Tuesday's here

 Today's Wave is a fantastic Tropical card--those thinlets are so easy to use & the new glimmer paper with easy-to-use backing is really making these processes quite simple. 6-12-18 Tropical Chic card

Today's card uses the Tropical Chic Bundle & this time we've added the Tropical Escape 6X6 Designer Series Paper--this automatically ratchets up the interest level a couple of notches...a sprinkle of gold glimmer paper and it doesn't get any better!

The directions are followed by the Supply List...use Shop Now button (or click on a product images) & you'll be in my store---order supplies online & use this month's Host Code (BBBRN4DK) to receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product you order.

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2; score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base). Cut Designer paper (I used the multi-leaf design from Tropical Escape DSP) 4 3/16 X 5 7/16 and adhere to card base front.

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 X 4 1/4--stamp tropical background dots randomly in Granny Apple Green ink; cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 2 7/8 X 4 1/8. Using the square leaves die (Tropcial Thinlets) in the top part of the Lemon cardstock --run through the Big Shot (sandwich: magnetic base, Precision base plate, cardstock, die, standard cutting pad). Use the die brush over the die to assist removing small bits. Adhere the Lemon layer to the white cardstock with liquid glue. Adhere this unit to the card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 7/8 X 3 3/4, stamp "Thank you" in Granny Apple Green ink on the right side; cut dovetail in the right end. Adhere this to the card front using dimensionals...see card front for positioning.

4. Cut long leaf from Gold Glimmer & smaller leaf from Mossy Meadow cardstock--adhere to greeting banner with glue dots. Adhere flower (Tropical elements) with glue dot over leaf stems. Tie two 6" pieces linen thread in bow & adhere to button center with glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list--order your supplies now:

Ohhh, It's A Tropical Chic Wave

Love it, love it, love it...It' a Tropical Chic Wave!  (Remember that old song--It's a Tropical "Heat" Wave)....we'll so far we've only have a 'wet' wave here in Maryland as far as weather goes but as far as Stampin'Up! goes--it's a Tropical Chic Wave...that new stamp set with the amazing tropical leaves thinlets and that designer series paper is to die for.

So this week I'm featuring 2 fun projects using both because I simply couldn't put it down--along with last weeks feature of the new glimmer paper....(if you didn't see it--check it out here

Here's a very simple 3 X 3 Thank you Note...but being simple doesn't mean being without lots of pizzazz 6-15-18 Tropical Chic notecard

This note uses a wonderful thinlet that cuts out the center and leave an opening with a network of leaves under which you can place a contrasting color--this makes a wonderfully interesting center piece or a background as we used here for our "thank you" greeting. (Check back Friday for a card using this as a feature focal point.)

The instructions below are very you can keep these in your file for future reference when you need a quick but awesome notecard.

Following the directions is a list of supplies you'll need. Click on the Shop Now button (or click on any product image below and you'll be in my store.) Remember if you use this month's host code (BBBRN4DK) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

 Here are the instructions:

1. Cut thick white cardstock 3 X 6; score the long side at 3" (notecard base)

2. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 2 7/8 X 2 7/8; adhere to notecard base with liquid glue

3. Cut 2 3/4 X 2 3/4 Whisper White cardstock, lay the square die (Tropical Thinlets) on this cardstock and run through Big Shot (sandwich: Magnetic platform (#130658), Precision base place, paper, die, standard cutting pad). Use the die brush on the die side to help remove the scrap pieces.

4. Adhere this over the green layer using liquid glue.

5. Cut 7/8 X 2 1/2 Soft Seafoam cardstock (#146988); stamp Thank you (Tropical Chic stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink, cut dovetail in right end and attach to notecard with dimensionals.

6. Tie two 6" pieces of linen thread in a bow, attach to front of a button (Tropical Elements) and adhere to left of Thank you with a glue dot.

Your card is ready to go!

H1.ere's the supply list---click on any product image and you'll be in my store--order what you need: 

And don't forget if you need envelopes for these 3 X 3 notecards the item number is 145829.



AWESOME Glimmery News!!!

Today I'm going to share some truly AWESOME Glimmery News!!!

As you know I love, love, love Glimmer Paper and that sometimes when we use thinlets we are challenged with getting a good cut! And, we've all been waiting to get our hands on the 4 new Glimmer Papers so we could see if they work well with thinlets.

Well, the AWESOME NEWS is that the New GLIMMER PAPER is AWESOME!!!  The backing is thinner and the cut is truly AWESOME...I"m going to show you pictures and also  give you a good hint about "over" check this out....

First, here's the new set of thinlets (Springtime Impressions) that I'm using today--the butterfly which as you can see has a lot of intricate design work going on: Thinlry

Here we are ready to cut (Magnetic platform, Precision Base Plate, Glimmer paper (face up), Die (face down), standard cutting pad)

Ready to cut

Now, roll it through the Big Shot JUST ONE TIME.  Did you know that sometimes the more you roll it through the Big Shot the harder it is to get out of the dies--sometimes tearing when you try to dig it out? So always run it through the least amount of times you can to avoid this catastrophe.  Do you know how to tell if you have run it through enough? Turn the die over and look at the back--if you see good cuts through the backing like this (below) then you do not need to run it through again--in fact, you shouldn't run it through again so you won't empact they paper into the die.  This is what a good cut looks like: Backsided

Now leave the paper in the die and use your Die Brush on the die-side:

Die brush

Remove the paper from the die and you are ready to use in your project...


Here's a finished card using this same die---awesome, right?

  Holding abstract impressions butterfly

So remember:

*Only run the die through the Big Shot one time
*Check the back for a good cut
*Leave the paper in the thinlet/die to use the Die Bruch
*Use the Die Brush on the "die" side --not on the paper side

I could hardly wait to give you the good news! I almost posted a couple of days early to get this great news to you! So go to my store (hit the Shop Now button) or click on one of the product images below to order some of that new re-designed Glimmer paper and other supplies that you need.

If you'd like me to place the order call 410 836 8016 or email:

Remember, if you order online and use this months's Host code (BBBRN4DK) you will receive from me $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you order. Note: if you order $150 or more, don't use my code--be your own hostess and choose the Stampin' Rewards for yourself!


Supply List--just click on any image below and you'll be in my store ready to place an order--so click on an image now:



3 Awesome Offers

Today I'm going to give you 3 Awesome Offers!

As you know the big new Stampin'Up! catalog is alive and well---tons of great amazing new  products and I know your list is probably like mine....endless. So today I'm going to give you some help (see offer #1) and a way to own a lot of it without mortgaging the house or maybe the kids (just "kidding"...well, sort of). So let's get to it...

#1 - Color Ring - Only available through June

2 3/4 square of all 53 colors of cardstock loaded on a 3" key ring

Labeled by family and each color labeled with color name

*Super for identifying colors
*Amazing for helping to coordinate colors
*Superior tool for years to come
Color ring

 Fee: $10

Call now 410 836 8016 or

2 - In Color Club - 2018 - 2020
(see colors on page 183)

Own it all

*​​​​​​*5 Ink pads
*5 Ink refills
*5 Markers
*5 Cardstock
*5 Ribbon
Binder Clips (month 2)
6 X 6 Designer Series Paper (month 5)
Free 8 1/2 X 11 multi pack of cardstock In Colors (month 5)

This brings your cost down 4%

**If you already purchased the Ink Pad collection in May--select the Club with "NO INK"
If you already received Grapefruit Grove--
ou may substitute another ink color for this ink pad only

Download the club details here (with ink) Download In Color Club -All
or without ink  Download In Color Club - No Ink

Call 410 836 8016 or


#3 Designer Series Paper Club
(available only through August)
Own 1 sheet of all designs from all
20 New Designer Series Papers in the New Catalog
*Full sheets (12 X 12 sheets are NOT cut)
Download the brochure here  Download DSP Club
Call 410 836 8016 or
Note: for all 3 offers: these prices do not include shipping to you. Shipping will be determined by your location.

It's All New!

Today we're going to play with something---It's All New! We've been waiting so long to get our hands on some of the new stuff out of the big new Stampin'Up! catalog. (If you haven't received your new catalog, contact me right away 410 836 8016 or and I'll get yours in the mail to you!)

So here it is.... Note card

I'm using some pre-colored Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes--that makes the stamping go really quickly. The focal point is from the Varied Vases Bundle--a cute little stamp set and its coordinating punch--yes, I said punch---it's really awesome and you can do tons of variations with it and the stamp set.

I'm going to give you the directions followed by a list of supplies...remember...

You can begin placing orders from the new big Stampin'Up! catalog about 2PM Eastern time today (6/1/18)
If you place your order online and use this month's Host code (BBBRN4DK), you will receive $5 in product for each $50 in product that you order online using this host code--that's an extra 10% value for you!

Here's the directions:

1. Stamp the " scalloped table top" in Stazon Jet Black ink on the Bermuda Bay watercolored Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes.

2. Punch a vase from Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Vases Builder punch. "Sit" this on the table top and with a pencil mark the top of the vase.

3. Using the stem (Varied Vases stamp set) stamp 2 stems in Stazon Black ink (#101406) that end in the vase "line" you drew --I recommend laying a piece of copy paper right below the line so that you don't have to worry about the stems extending outside the vase.

4. Add the punched vase to the table top using mini dimensionals--position so the stems are sticking out the vase top.

5. Punch two tulips from Lovely Lipstick cardstock and using mini dimensionals add these to the stamped stems.

6. Stamp Hello (Varied Vases stamp set) in Stazon Black ink --see card for placement.

Your notecard is ready for sending!

Here is a list of the products we used---hit the Shop Now button (after 2PM today 6/1/18) to order your supplies: