Kit + Friends = A Fun Afternoon!

The Designer Tin of Cards Kit adds up to fun!  Read all the way to the bottom because I have a special offer for you today! I love the contents in this kit and the final results are pretty amazing!  When I offer my classes locally I always like to give alternative ideas.  I know the teacher in me should follow the directions, but what can I say, I’m all about choices and inspiring others to see the possibilities. Here are some alternative ideas to go with the Designer Tin of Cards Kit.

Cards from Designer Tin of Cards kit coordinate with Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper

Everyone needs birthday cards.  I sell more birthday cards at the shop than any other. Let’s face it, wouldn’t you rather get a bright and cheery card on your birthday than a facebook post? As you can see, just changing the sentiment, orientation, or placement of the balloons changes it up so you are not making everyone the same card.  The kit comes with 4 of each design.  I tried to show the original and other possibilities.  I love the way our Designer Series Paper packs coordinate with the designs in the kit so I could make my envelopes match.  I just think it ties it all together and is a preview of what’s inside.

Cards from Designer Tin of Cards kit coordinate with Moroccan Designer Series Paper

The top right card is the design that was intended with the kit. You can see how simple it is to change it up.  I usually don’t stamp the inside of my cards until I’m giving them out as I try to choose a card that’s special for each person.  If you notice the bottom right card is the one my daughter gave to my husband for his birthday. You can see that post HERE. All I did was stamp “DAD” under the Just For You to personalize it before she gave it to him.  The kit comes with the washi tape, sequins, mini clips,  twine, and everything else you need to make the cards.

Cards from Designer Tin of Cards kit coordinate with Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper

I love navy and white together.  So clean and crisp! I thought this design would make a great wedding or anniversary card as well as birthday.  The directions intend for the large floral die to peek out from under the sentiment but I thought it was just too pretty to hide behind so I layered it on top.  The kit comes with color photos and step by step directions to make it easy to complete.


Cards from Designer Tin of Cards kit coordinate with Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper

The top right card is the design from the kit.  All I did for the one to the left is change the sentiment and offset the DSP behind the sentiment. The birthday card uses the leftover circle die from the Moroccan set above. (I stamped directly on the DSP.) Pinterest is a great source for alternative ideas. Once you get the kit in your hands and start playing with placement you’ll find even more ways to change it up!

Here’s a Special Offer for you…If you purchase the Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit through my online store, I will send you a set of my stick on labels for the tin dividers, the extra ribbon I used, as well as the directions for the alternative ideas. If you purchase the Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit and Designer Tin of Cards photopolymer stamp set through my online store, I will send you the above PLUS the DSP to decorate your envelopes to match.  This would be a great kit to birthday or Christmas gift for a friend or get a group of friends together and have your own fun afternoon!  The kit makes 16 cards and includes the envelopes and beautiful tin with tab dividers! Check out the photos below from my local get together.




Click HERE to purchase your kit today. (Kit found on page 160 in the annual catalog.)

Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit (#141651  $27.00)



Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set (#141739 $26.00)

Check out this video showcasing the Tin of Cards kit.

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’




A is for Affectionately Yours DSP


Welcome to my new alphabet series…The ABC’s with DSP!  This month I will feature projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. The Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper has colorful floral designs including copper foil.


I made this fun fold flap card using a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 night of navy cardstock for the base.  I cut another strip of night of navy 1 3/4 x 4 3/4 and scored it at 4″.  I folded the flap over the 4 x 5 1/4 piece of designer series paper from Affectionately Yours then adhered it to the card base.  I cut 2 pieces of crumb cake 2 1/4 x 4 and embossed 1 using the Floral Affection Embossing Folder.  I layered each piece of crumb cake on 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 night of navy cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from Endless Birthday Wishes in night of navy ink.  I stamped the flowers from Love & Affection on crumb cake cardstock using night of navy ink.  I cut these out with paper snips and adhered to the embossed layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some Rhinestone Jewels then adhered the layered piece on the flap using more Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The inside sentiment and flowers are from Love & Affection and stamped in night of navy. I used fast fuse to adhere the layer to the card base.  I opened the flap and placed the sentiment layer over the back of the embossed layer so when I closed the card it would be perfectly centered under the layer.


I added the same Designer Series Paper to my envelope along with a 1/4″ strip of night of navy to tie it all together. This would be a great card to send to anyone to bring a smile to their face. Who would you send this card to?


This card is from the Tin of Cards Kit which includes paper from the Affectionately Yours DSP.  The Tin of Cards kit is on sale now until Oct. 5th for World Card Making Day. Order yours today!  You will love the cards and the tin to store them in! It also makes a great gift to give to someone special.


Tin of Cards Kit on sale for $20.25 (reg. $27.00) October 1-5 only! There’s 16 cards in the kit. Check out this video showcasing the Tin of Cards kit.

Check out these projects I have made using different patterns from the gorgeous Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP. Click on any image to see the original post with all the details.








Click HERE to shop my online store and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! specials Oct. 1-5 to Celebrate World Card Making Day as well as the Designer Series Paper special offer. Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’




Happy Blooming Birthday


Today’s card features leftover designer series paper from the Fun Fold card that I made for C3 (our Creative Card Club) last week.  You can see that card HERE.

I love to challenge myself to use leftover paper to make something new.  After I cut all the cards for our card club I had several 1 1/2″ x 4″ strips of the Affectionately Yours DSP.  I adhered a piece to a layer of crumb cake card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  I embossed the front using the Floral Affection Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Flower Patch stamp set using Night of Navy ink. (Don’t forget to use a mat when stamping with photopolymer stamps to get a nice clean image.)


I think it looks nice just like this but I decided to watercolor the embossed flowers and leaves using Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder ink with the Aqua Painter.  Just squeeze your ink pads before you open to get ink to work with on the inside lid. (This way you are not diluting your ink pad.)  It was really easy and fun to paint the embossed areas with the Aqua Painter.

Next I wrapped linen thread at the top, tied a knot, and added a bow.  I added Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attached it to the card base. Then I added pearls to the flowers.

Don’t forget the envelope!  I embossed and painted the envelope to match. I love the way this embossing folder makes a great space to address your envelope!



I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another Fun Fold Friday card! Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’