Cards, Techniques

Senior Years

Hello and welcome! Today I have a pair of His and Hers retirement cards to share with you using the Senior Years stamp set.

Senior Years Retirement cards

The Senior Years stamp set is filled with funny age-reference sentiments and these two adorable images. Using just this stamp set you can make some fantastic birthday and retirement cards. Just add in some other sayings and the possibilities with these images will be endless!

Senior Years stamp set

His & Hers Senior Years Retirement Cards

Starting with a card I had seen on Pinterest I created this fun masculine retirement card. I used the inked embossing folder technique to get make the brick background. To do this you simply ink the raised side of your embossing folder before running it through your embossing machine. I love how it gives that distress look to the brick and it is super easy to clean … just rinse folder under water and dry!!

With the Stitched Rectangles dies I cut out three rectangles in different sizes and layered them together. Using the stitched banner die included with the Tasteful Labels dies I cut out the retirement sentiment on Just Jade.

I “bumped” up the sweet little banner with dimensionals and then pulled out my Stampin’ Blends to colour! I just love how it turned out 🙂

Next I created this pretty feminine retirement card in much the same manner.

I used a softer colour scheme of Petal Pink, Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Calypso Coral. This is one of my go-to colour combinations at the moment!

To add a little humour and to complete the card I have stamped the inside of both cards.

Thank you so much for popping in today! I will include a full list of the products I used to make both of these cards at the end of my post.

Bonus Days Promotion

If you would like to order and take advantage of the Bonus Days promotion you have until the end of July. You earn a $6 coupon to use in August for every $60 you spend (before shipping and tax) in July. July host code can be found in the Teal banner at the top of my blog page.

Happy stamping!!

~ Dee

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Cards, My Creations

Summer Lovin’ with Seaside Notions

Hello and welcome! Today I want to share a little Summer Lovin’ with Seaside Notions stamp set. This returning stamp set is one of my all time favourites!!

Especially at this time of the year we would all love to be hanging out by the seaside. With the Seaside Notions stamp set, you can create the seaside from your craft room with shells, coral, sand, and seahorses galore!  I adore this set with it’s sketch style lines and fabulous sea images.

Mirror Image Stamping Technique

I was able to create the reverse stamp of the seahorse by using the mirror image stamping technique. If you haven’t tried this technique before check out the video I created showing just how simple it is!

Using my much loved Stampin’ Blends I coloured the beautiful seahorses and shells. The colour combo that I have chosen is Seaside Spray, Petal Pink and Crumb Cake,

To add some extra interest I popped in a new Square Vellum Doily in behind the images. I love how this adds a soft, subtle touch to my card. Fussy cutting the stamped shells out was a breeze and they are so pretty!

Can you see that amazing embossed crumb cake layer? I have used the Seabed 3D embossing folder from the Whale Of A Time product suite. It pairs beautifully with the Seaside Notions stamp set.

To finish the card off I brought in a few additional products. I punched the tiny little hearts out using the Dog punch and the sentiment is from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.

I am delighted with the way that this card has turned out, all of the elements came together so well.

Thank you for stopping by today, I am so happy that you did. I hope that you enjoyed this Summer Lovin’ with Seaside Notions post and that my creation has inspired you for a little crafting time of your own.

Products Used

Bonus Days Are Here

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From July 1st through August 3rd you will earn a $6 coupon for every $60 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products. The $60 does not include shipping or tax and the $6 coupon(s) can be redeemed August 4 – 31st, 2020. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn so shop all month!

If ordering online be sure to use July’s host code ATB42PBC.

Until next time … take care and be creative!!

~ Dee

Birdsnest Clubs, Promotions

Brand New Paper Share

Hello and welcome!1 With the release of the beautiful 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue it is time for a brand new Paper Share!!

The 10 Designer Series Paper Collections in this new catalogue are absolutely fabulous .. you’ll certainly want to get your crafty hands on them!!


This brand new paper share is the perfect and affordable way to add a 6×6″ sample of each of the papers from these collections to your crafting stash!

You will receive a total of 84 double sided 6″x6″ pieces of paper for just $36.  That’s a sampling of all of the new collections with the exception of the In-Colour and Colour Family Designer Series Papers.

Save money and get each of the papers so you can create and decide which are your favourites!! Find one(s) you love and you can order the full pack in the future.

Please contact me if you have any questions or to register to participate in this paper share.  I will order the paper once we have 8 people signed up and payment will be due then. Currently there are 4 spots left in the paper share. I am hoping to fill it and order the paper this Friday. Contact me here, or messgae through my Facebook page if you would like to get in on this fabulous offer.

I hope to hear from you soon! Have a crafty Tuesday 🙂

~ Dee

My Creations

The New Catalogue is Here!

Hello stampin’ friends and welcome! The new catalogue is here!! This beautiful catalogue is live today, you can now see and order all of the fabulous new products.

2020-21 Stampin' UP Annual Catalogue

Stampin’ Up! has also released a Beginner Brochure that has some amazing, simple and fun products and kits. This brochure is designed with beginners in mind but anyone can purchase these great products!

2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Beginner Brochure

June Promotions

June also has some great new promotions that I would like to share with you today. First is the Annual Catalogue Kick Off Celebration promotion!!

Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue Kick Off Promotion

Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. Qualifying purchase/party is $300 and you receive an additional $30 in Stampin’ Rewards!! If you have a huge wish list or would like to host a Virtual Stampin’ Party now is the perfect time to do so.

The second promotion for the month of June is the Pick A Free Bundle offer.

Stampin' Up! recruiting promotion

It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit—already a great value at $135 CAD (no shipping or tax) for $165 CAD worth of products —but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. There could not be a better time to join my team!

I am super excited about all of the wonderful products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and about these 2 great promotions for the month of June. I have previously shared a couple of my favourite products with you. If you’ve missed them be sure to check them out; Tasteful Touches, Jar of Flowers & Celebrate Sunflowers.

I will be posting product share offers and other virtual class information in the coming days. Please check back often and if you haven’t already please sign up to receive my post notifications in your email so you don’t miss a thing!

Thank you for popping by today … live, laugh, love and be creative!!

~ Dee

Cards, Product Showcase

Tasteful Touches

Hello and welcome! Today I want to introduce you to the fabulous Tasteful Touches bundle from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. Just two more sleeps until this beautiful catalogue goes Live!!

This bundle is so versatile! Today I created three cards all with a completely different look and feel. This first card features my favourite stamp in this set ,,, the beautiful feather!

I stamped the feathers in five different colours; Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay.

Using a strip of vellum cardstock I stamped the sentiment with Jet Black Staz On ink. Then I layered it on top of the feathers and love how the beautiful stamped images still show through. For a finishing touch I added the pretty wooden sprigs which come with the In Good Taste Elements and a couple of rhinestones for bling!

Touches of Misty Moonlight

My second card has more of an elegant, monochromatic theme to it.

I am really enjoying the addition of the five new 2020-2022 In-Colours to my crafting colour palette. This card features one of these new In-Colours , Misty Moonlight. I love this new blue!!

Using the Stitched Lace dies I cut out that pretty lacy background and layered it over Misty Moonlight cardstock.

I stamped the pretty floral image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and added colour using a sponge dauber and some Misty Moonlight ink. With my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write marker I coloured the yellow centers of the flowers in .

I love how Stampin’ UP! provides us with so many coordinating elements to choose from. Just look at how perfectly the cardstock, ink, ribbon and enamel dots match making coordination so simple… Love it!!

In Good Taste Product Suite

Here is the third card that I created today using the In Good Taste product suite. This suite consists of the Tasteful Touches bundle, In Good Taste DSP, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and the In Good Taste Elements.

Wow, I had so much fun layering these stamp images in a collage kind of format. The versatility of these images is endless. They would make amazing backgrounds for all sorts of cards and scrapbook layouts. My colour scheme for this card is Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso. The textured looking DSP that the images are stamped on is part of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper . This paper pack is one you will see me using time and time again.

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I hope that you enjoyed this sneak peek at the In Good Taste product suite. Thank you for popping by today!

Happy Stamping!

~ Dee