Starburst Sayings

Okay, I’ve had a lesson in frustration today once again with my internet. I’m assuming it is giving me fits since the wind is howling here in North Georgia and rattling the house. So I’m happy to say I’m finally able to share today’s card with you, although it is a bit later than I had hoped.

Today’s card is one that I received in a Leadership swap. I love the little banners used on this card made with our FREE Banner Punch. Kathy used the colors from the Retro Fresh Washi Tape found in the Occasions Catalog to determine the colors.

Starburst Sayings Leadership 2014 swap

There is also a lot of texture to this card and I hope you can see it in my photo. Not only do you have the linen texture of the Core’dinations Card stock but you also have the added texture of the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder along the bottom. The little cut out made in the Pool Party Core’dinations Card stock around the focal point adds some depth and interest – Fun, right?

And did you know that two of the products used to make this card are FREE Sale-a-bration items? Better yet, you can save 15% when you buy the Starburst Sayings Stamp Set and Starburst Framelits Dies in a Bundle (134817/134818) found in the Occasions Catalog on page 34- How great is that!

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Oh, and if you want to learn more about our Core’dinations Card stock why not check out my very first video Tutorial – Coredinations Card Stock by clicking HERE.


Stamp Set: Starburst Sayings (133182/133185)

Inks: Tangerine Tango (126946)

Paper: Subtles Core’dinations Card stock (129954), Tangerine Tango (111349), Baked Brown Sugar (131296), So Saffron (105118), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Retro Fresh Washi Tape (133001),  Starburst Framelits Dies (132967), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Decorative Dots (Sale-a-bration 133520), Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration 133519), and Rhinestones Basic Jewels (119246)

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Lots of Thanks

Do you need a thank you card often? Well if you do this set is for you. Lot of Thanks (item 129687/129690) contains 9 different ways to say thank you! And this card teams up one of the greetings and our NEW Artisan Label Punch (item 130920). So who can resist right?

Lots of Thanks

My friend Anna gave me this card after our Blue Mountain Stampers’ Weekend Retreat to say thank you for the weekend. We’d had a blast stamping the night away and I have to say I was really tickled that she gave me this card because I loved what she was doing with her convention swaps and this is a modified version of her swap card.

Don’t you love all the color and textures?

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Stamp Set: Lots of Thanks (item 129687/129690), Background Builders (item 129147/129150)

Inks: Midnight Muse, Early Espresso, and Cajun Craze

Paper: Naturals Ivory, Cajun Craze and Naturals Core’dinations Card Stock

Accessories: Artisan Label Punch, Alphabet Press Embossing Folder (item 130916), 1/8″ Mini Brads, Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Sanding System, Core’dinations Dust Buddy, and 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon

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Just Thinking Tutorial

Want to see what we did at my FREE Sale-a-bration Celebration Event? This past Sunday I was able to share the NEW Spring Catalog products and some of the things I brought back with me from Stampin’ Up! Leadership in Orlando.  What fun everyone had together – it’s one of my favorite parts of stamping.

First here are some pictures of my classroom and some of the displays.

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event classroom

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event Display

Of course there has to be chocolate – after all what would be stamping without chocolate?

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event snack area

Everyone seemed to have a great time with the two cards they were able to make.

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event group

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event Big Shot

Here is my favorite card that I created for the event using the Just Thinking Stamp from the Spring Catalog. Just Thinking was one of the stamps I just knew I wanted when I saw the Spring Catalog the first time!

Just Thinking

Since not everyone was able to come I thought I would share with you a tutorial on how my Just Thinking card was made, along with my very first video tutorial showing you how to use our Core’dinations Card Stock. I just love the Core’dinations Card Stock and think you will too – it’s a lot of fun to work with and very versatile. Better yet you’ll find three Core’dination Card Stock color choices Pool Party (item 129321), Primrose Petals (item 129322), and Real Red (item 129320) in the Spring Catalog on page 12.

Just Thinking Tutorial

Just Thinking


Raspberry Ripple Card Stock (item 126842 $6.95): 4 ¼” x 11″; scored at 5 ½” and folded

Primrose Petals Core’dinations Card Stock (item 129322 $6.95): 4″ x 5 1/4″

Very Vanilla Card Stock (item 101650 $8.50): 8 1/2″ x 3 ½”

5/8″ Very Vanilla Seam Binding (item 120999 $6.96): 20″

Honeycomb Embossing Folder (item 129378 $7.95)

Stampin’ Sanding Block (item 129367 $3.95)

Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies (item 129021 $26.96)

2 ½” Circle Punch (item 120906 $16.95)

Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (item 110755 $3.95)

Dimensionals (item 104430 $3.95)


1. Prepare your Core’dinations Card Stock Layer as shown in the video.

2. Adhere the Primrose Petals Core’dinations Card Stock to your card front using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. (I like to use this adhesive on anything that has a heavy texture.)

3. Stamp two images onto Very Vanilla Card Stock using Raspberry Ripple Classic Ink.Just Thinking Tutorial

4.  Using the Window Frame Framelits Die and Big Shot cut out one of the images.

Just Thinking Tutorial

5. Adhere to the card front.

6. Punch the sentiment out of the second stamped image using the 2 ½” Circle Punch.

Just Thinking Tutorial

7. Adhere to the card front using Dimensionals.

8. Loop ribbon around the card front and tie into a bow. Trim ends.

That’s it – now you can send your card to someone you’re thinking about.

You can click here to download a PDF of my Justing Thinking Tutorial

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