W is for Waterfall Card

Stampin Up Waterfall Fun Fold Birthday card using This Little Piggy stamp set. For more fun fold card ideas visit www.juststampin.com

Welcome back to my ABC with Fun Folds series. Today’s card is a Waterfall card…It’s raining Pigs!  I absolutely love “This Little Piggy” stamp set and thought I would have some fun with them on today’s card. You will be amazed how easy this card is to create and whoever receives it (if you can part with it) will have tons of fun pulling the tab and seeing what comes next!

Here’s the details to make this fun waterfall card…

I started with a piece of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Flirty Flamingo for my card base. I adhered a piece of DSP that measures 4 x 5 1/4 piece to the base. The pull tab measures 2 x 8 1/2 and is scored at 1 3/4, 2 3/4, and 3 3/4.  Fold the score lines facing you. Punch the long end with the Tag Topper Punch.


The images are stamped on 3 pieces of 1 3/4 x 2 pieces of Shimmery White using the Basic Black Archival Ink and colored using an Aqua Painter. These are layered on 2 x 2 1/4 pieces of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and adhered to the pull tab with sticky strip. Attach the sticky strip against the folded edge.

Adhere pull tab to a 1 x 4 1/4 strip with Tear & Tape. Attach Tear & Tape to the ends of the strip and center on the card front.

Fold a piece of 5″ ribbon through the tab for to pull the waterfall. These little piggies are so stinkin’ cute! I stamped the front of my envelope to match and used the same DSP on the flap. Fun and Done!

Stampin Up Waterfall Fun Fold Birthday card using This Little Piggy stamp set. For more fun fold card ideas visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp sets: This Little Piggy, Happy Birthday Gorgeous  Inks: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand  Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Shimmery White, Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper Pack Tools & Accessories: Stampin’ Trimmer or Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Perfect White Accents, Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Tear & Tape Adhesive

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I Think I Can with Designer Tee Stamp Set

Today’s project showcases a stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, the Designer Tee stamp set. You can earn this stamp set for FREE with a qualifying order of $50 or more.  As a Pre-K teacher, there was one stamp in particular in this set that I knew I had to have!  Every year I read The Little Engine That Could to my students the first week of school.  This story sets a positive tone for the year.  Often when my students are learning something new I will ask, “What do you say when you’re trying something new?” They love to chant, “I think I can!” I love both my jobs…teaching in the morning and creating cards to inspire and share in the afternoon/evening.  I made these little tags to share with my students throughout the year. They can hang these on their book bag, use as a bookmark, or showcase their award.


I made a bunch of these in no time at all! I started with 2 x 4 1/4 pieces of Whisper White and Pacific Point cardstock. I punched each with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and Project Life Corner Rounder.  I stamped the images using Pacific Point ink.  I cut 10″ strips of ribbon and tied them together with 1/8″ silver ribbon.  I can write a little handwritten note on the back of the whisper white piece.  Quick & simple!


Check out this video showing some other ways you can use the Designer Tee Stamp set.

I like how Holly shared how to use this stamp set with the coordinating Custom Tee Bundle from the occasions catalog as well as That’s the Tag Bundle.  The images in the set are so versatile to use for other projects too! In my recent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine, Ashley Van Camp shared how she used the Designer Tee stamp set to create cards for many different occasions. Love the envelopes to match made with the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and the Envelope Punch Board.


The Designer Tee stamp set has such a variety of sentiments! These love notes are fun to have on hand to throw in a lunch bag, tie to a gift, or use as a topper for a treat. You can earn the stamp set and the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper for FREE during Sale-A-Bration! Click HERE to shop my online store. Remember to enter the hostess code when you check out to receive my monthly thank you gift! It’s my birthday month and to celebrate I’m sending out party favor goodie bags to everyone who orders from me!

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Happy New Year!

Start a new family tradition!

A friend of mine posted this idea on Facebook and I knew this was something I could do and enjoy with my family. It’s quick & easy!  I decided to spruce up my jar to make it part of my decor so I could set it out and be reminded to do it throughout the year.


I had a Longaberger mason jar in my pantry and decided to use that.  I love and use Longaberger baskets throughout my home and craft space to keep things organized. My husband buys the tree trimming basket for me every year and I put those on a tree in our kitchen for the holidays. You can see in the photos that I chose the colors for my jar and paper holder to match the table runner and curtains in my kitchen.


My Longaberger basket tree.  I fill the baskets with candy for the holidays.

I made a belly band for the mason jar using a 2 inch strip of soft suede cardstock. I used the Scalloped Tag Topper to punch each end and threaded mint macaron mini striped ribbon through the ends and tied a bow. I heat embossed the sentiment from Paisleys and Posies with clear embossing powder.  To emboss any color all you have to do is ink your stamp in VersaMark first, then ink it in whatever color you want and stamp it on your cardstock. Add clear embossing powder and heat it.  I used mint macaron ink for the sentiment.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock for the lid.  I stamped the flower from Flower Shop Stamp Set with soft suede ink and punched it out with the pansy punch.  I also punched a mint macaron flower and attached both to the top of my jar with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I can’t wait to start adding wonderful memories to the jar!


I found a pad of paper in my desk drawer that was the perfect size to fit in a business card holder.  You can click HERE for directions how to make the business card holder.  You can easily cut copy paper to size (2 x 3 1/2) to fit in the holder or just use any little paper pack.


I used soft suede cardstock and ink for my paper holder along with the same mint macaron ribbon I used on my jar.  I love how the flower from Flower Shop Stamp Set matches the flower in my material.  I punched the flower out with the pansy punch and attached it with a dimensional.  I used the date stamp on the rotary punch from the December Paper Pumpkin kit to stamp my paper.

Rotary stamp from the December 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit

I am going to send my daughter back to college with some of these papers in a stamped envelope for her to write on and then send home when she has them completed.  I am hoping I can get my son and husband to add their good blessings to the jar too! What fun this will be to share a year from now.


Stamps Sets: Flower Shop, Paisleys & Posies, December 2016 Paper Pumpkin Rotary Stamp  Inks: Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, VersaMark  Papers: Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla  Tools & Accessories: Pansy Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Mint Macaron Mini Striped Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I am not one to make new year resolutions.  Mainly because I never seem to be able to keep them. This is something I know I can do and I love that it is a wonderful way to reflect upon and remember the many blessings. I hope this has inspired you to use what colors you have to create one for yourself or as a gift. If you would like to purchase any of the products I used you can Click HERE to shop my online store.

Last night we rang in the new year doing something we’d never done before. We usually travel over the holidays and visit family in Massachusetts.  This year our plans changed and we stayed home. We decided to check out the local celebration that has become a New Year’s Eve tradition in our small town. New York City may have the ball dropping at midnight but, here in Hagerstown, Maryland we have a Donut Drop.  A local family owned business, Krumpe’s, makes the most delicious donuts and they gave away 6,000 free donuts last night to everyone who assembled downtown to watch the annual Donut Drop countdown. I am all about trying new things and we had a fun time with my daughter and her friend.

Thanks for stopping by!  I wish you and your family a happy, healthy New Year filled with many blessings!

Just Stampin’