Saturday Showcase

Saturday Showcase | Birdie

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Let’s take a closer look at the Birdie stamp and die collection!




“My yard is filled with trees and as autumn arrives, I love watching the leaves change colors and begin to fall! For today’s card, I created a “window’s view” type perspective with the depth and size of the branch and leaves! I loved using so many of the new release products on this autumn thank you card!”








“Birdie is such a sweet and peaceful set. I love all of the bits and pieces included for building a beautiful tree branch. But for today, I chose a cheery, non traditional autumn color palette for my card and focused on just the flowers to create a pretty floral border. I also mixed it with a couple of must have dies from a previous release!” 

“Overflowing with flowers, sweet birds, lovely bird cages, and heartfelt sentiments…how can you not be smitten with the new Birdie set?  I created a soft and airy design that would would work for many different occasions.  I combined this charming set with a couple of previously released products that I felt complimented each other very well!”






Saturday Showcase | Bon Voyage + Swirling Clouds

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Today, we are going to take a crafty fight! Let’s take a closer look at Bon Voyage and Swirling Clouds product collections







I love creating unconventional baby cards tailored to the gift I’m giving, or to the interests of the new parents; in this case, airplanes! The new Swirling Clouds die paired with Bon Voyage worked so well together to say “Congratulations” on their new little bundle!”








“The new Swirling Clouds dies are irresistible and can be used in so many creative ways.  I love how my watercolor clouds turned out for this card and can’t wait to try them cut from patterned paper and felt!”

Saturday Showcase | Tag Creations: Lemon

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Today, we are going to sweeten up your Saturday with some lemons! Let’s take a closer look at Tag Creations: Lemon. Get ready to add creative sugar to lemons with Tag Creations: Lemon.





“To me lemons represent all things summer, freshness, and fun!  I love to give lemon flavored gifts as they especially make lovely hostess gifts.  What better way to package a lemon flavored gift than with these fun lemon tags?  I love that there are several different ways to customize these Tag Creations: Lemon tags!”






“More than any other season, summer makes me think of bright yellow–probably because it’s associated with sunshine, flowers, and, of course, lemons!  I chose to make some especially bright yellow lemons with bright green leaves for my card today, shades that would be certain to evoke happiness and delight to whoever receives this card.”






“Lemons are such a happy, cheerful  fruit and transition from spring through summer and right on into early fall which is what I was thinking of when making this little chalkboard tag.  A sweet way to send a hug with the new student!”




Saturday Showcase | Beachy Keen

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Today, we are going to the beach! Let’s take a closer look at Beachy Keen. Get ready to take a trip to the beach with Beachy Keen.




“With summer in full swing, Beachy Keen is the perfect set for creating all of your summery, beach themed projects. I chose a tropical color scheme for my card, but you could easily change up the colors to something more peaceful and calming, like the ocean.”







“I’m one of those people that loves to “celebrate the season”, no matter which one it happens to be! For me, that celebration includes handmade cards and gifts to give to family and friends! Beachy Keen is the perfect summer set just bursting with possibilities!”







“Beachy Keen inspires me so much!  I love thinking about all of the soft pastels I’ve seen in the air and sky while visiting the beach and re-creating them using this dreamy stamp set.”



Saturday Showcase | Pleasing Envelopes: Special Delivery

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Today, we are sending letters! Let’s a take a closer look at Pleasing Envelopes: Special Delivery stamp set. Pleasing Envelopes: Special Delivery is the perfect set to dress up your envelopes!





“One of my favorite things to do when creating cards is to include a coordinating envelope. I was so happy when the Pleasing Envelopes: Special Delivery set was released. With the mix of scripty fonts, beautiful florals and a fun banner, this set is sure to find a permanent spot on my desk!”





“This is one stamp set that I could create with for hours on end and come up with an endless variety of projects.  It’s so much fun and brimming with creative possibilities.  And cards with coordinating envelopes are among the best kind to receive in my book!”






Saturday Showcase | Garden Party

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Today, we are throwing a party! Let’s a take a closer look at Garden Party stamp set. Garden Party provides the perfect elements you need to create cards for numerous occasions from weddings to birthdays to just because!



“Nothing is cuter or more refreshing than a lemonade stand in the summer! As soon as I saw the Garden Party stamp set, I wanted to create a miniature lemonade stand box/favor! I had so much fun executing my idea! Head to my blog to find out how I created these!”



“I love that Garden Party allows endless customization, with various fonts, sentiments and numbers, and helps to create this special birthday greeting! A trio of happy, bright blooms contrast nicely with the gray and black frame/sentiment/floral centers and vibrant greenery.


Saturday Showcase | Frame It Out: Wishes

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Today, we are sending wishes! Let’s take a closer look at Frame It Out: Wishes stamp set. Frame It Out: Wishes is so versatile and easy to use. Let’s dive in and see everything this stamp set can do!




“The delicate leaves in Frame It Out:  Wishes just call to me.  I love their versatility, whether I feel like coloring them in, stamping a background or frame, or clipping them apart to create dimension.  This set is enchanting and so inspiring.”

“As much as I adore the lovely leaves included in the Frame It Out: Wishes set, it’s the large sentiments that make this such a unique set!  The options of either stamping, die cutting the detail sentiment, or adding a larger shadow behind it make this a year round staple!”


“The Frame It Out: Wishes stamp set has such fun and unique sentiments that I couldn’t just stop with one card! I used a bright and fresh color combo to create some summery cards that are sure to lift anyone’s spirits!”



Saturday Showcase | Simply Sweet: Thanks

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Today, it’s all about thank you cards! Let’s take a closer look at Simply Sweet: Thanks stamp set. Thank you cards are such a popular type of card to create and the Simply Sweet: Thanks stamp set will make your next thank you card simply adorable!


“From simple to more elaborate, there are endless ways to create with the Simply Sweet: THANKS set. For today, I created a crisp, clean rainbow colored wreath by mixing the floral images included in this set with the leaves from It’s A Sign: Beautiful. Stop by my blog for all of the details on my colorful card of appreciation!”

“I love the fun wreath in the Simply Sweet:  Thanks stamp set and find it so inspiring.  All it takes to jumpstart your creativity with this set is to look for different wreath ideas on Pinterest and then pull our your stamps to create your own delightful paper version!”

“Thank You cards are my favorite kind of cards to create, and having a set that is filled with sentiments of gratitude is my kind of set!  The sweet flowers and sentiments combined are guaranteed to make any recipient smile!”

I don’t think there’s such a thing as too many thank you cards. There are so many reasons to be thankful and with Simply Sweet: Thanks, making those cards is a treat! When someone does something kind for me, it’s such a warm, pleasant feeling. I hoped to invoke that same emotion with my card, featuring happy colors like yellow, pink, and orange, along with those sweet, pretty flowers from the stamp set.

“Unexpected expressions of thanks can really make someone’s day! Today I’ve used the Simply Sweet: Thanks stamp set paired with the new It’s a Sign: Beautiful stamp set to create some sewn pockets to say thanks AND hold a sweet treat! Head to my blog to find out how I created these!”




Saturday Showcase | Watercolor Textures: Brushstrokes

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Today, let’s watercolor…well with stamps! How’s that? Let’s take a closer look at Watercolor Textures: Brushstrokes stamp set. Not only can you achieve a watercolor brushstroke effect with this stamp set, but you can also use it with other stamping techniques to obtain other unique designs. Watercolor Textures: Brushstrokes stamp set is perfect for creating backgrounds.







“Simple stamping and bright colors always seem to be my go-to and that’s just what I created for today with the Watercolor Textures: Brushstrokes. The large brushstroke image created the perfect background for my sentiment and images to sit on!”


“I chose a very soft and subtle color palette for my Watercolor Textures:  Brushstrokes tags.  I love seeing how colors blend when stamped over one another and the images in this stamp set are such a fun way to explore color and add your own personality to!”


“I absolutely adore the watercolor background look and I enjoy it even more when it’s quick and easy to achieve!  This set is perfect for so many different techniques but my favorite is a simple watercolor look!  With just ink, water, and watercolor paper I created a colorful and festive background.  I already know that this simple but essential set is going to be a staple for me!”

“I created the watercolored texture by inking up my stamp in Tropical Teal ink, stamping it once on scrap paper, and then stamping it on a panel of white cardstock.  It gives it a soft, textural appearance and I welcomed the “imperfections” this technique left in the brushstroke images.  The card itself went through several variations until I stripped it down to just minimal details–the stamped brushstroke pattern, a simple sentiment, tiny pink hearts, and a pink bow.  It’s simple, but it’s just right!”


Saturday Showcase | World’s Best Dad

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It’s June and summer has unofficially arrived! Today’s Saturday Showcase feature is all about dads and how to use World’s Best Dad sentiment stamp set to create projects paired with other product collections. Ashley has a few projects to share, plus a video to inspire you to stamp with World’s Best Dad.