Make 20 Cards in a Snap with the Everyday Occasions Kit

Have you been wishing you had a fast way to create a pile of handmade cards to have on hand that you’d be proud to send out?  And do it without breaking the bank too!  If so, you should check out this new Everyday Occasions kit

When we were at Founder’s Circle last week, they told us that these kits were finally going to be releasing this week.  They are meant to be a great introduction to someone who has never stamped before; but I have to say after looking at the cards, that it looks like fun to me!  Like this love card, how fun is it?!

Since this is meant for the new stamper, all the elements are precut and pre-punched so it makes it quick and easy to assemble.  The kit comes with a 7 piece stamp set that enables you to make a ton of different types of cards including:

  • Happy Birthday
  • Thank You
  • Congratulations
  • For You
  • Love
  • Thinking of You

Wanna see them?  Check it out!

I know, cute…. right?  And I love that they can be used for girls or guys!

The best part? Its only $29.95… so that is less than $2 a card!  Plus you have ink and a stamp set you can use later.  Way better than getting a card in the store!

Want to see what you get for that?  Here is the scoop –


View the full Everyday Occasions flyer with pictures of all the card samples

This may not be available through the online store, so if you are interested in purchasing a kit, please email me at and I will get back to you right away to get you all set up with a kit!


Well, I’m off to work on holiday card samples for my 12 weeks of Christmas newsletter (get on the list now) and upcoming Holiday Card Stamp-a-Stacks.  I’ll be back tomorrow with some fun projects to share!


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A Rainbow Card for You

I was trying to come up with a card idea for my Crystal Effects technique class recently and wanted an example where we used Crystal Effects as a clear glue for clear buttons or embellishments.  So, I started playing with my Bitty Buttons and came up with this card:

I was drawn to the bright and cheery colors and was originally going to have the Bitty Buttons backed by the matching cardstock (or straight onto the colored cardstock) but then decided that a pop of white would be nice.

I love using Crystal Effects for adhering paper to my Bitty Buttons because it creates a perfectly clear glue that doesn’t leave shadows or dimension (like glue dots do) and is easy to wrangle and holds like crazy! 🙂

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Rainbow Banner Card Recipe
Curly Cute
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Bitty Buttons, Corner Rounder punch

Cheery Bright Blossoms

I have to admit, when I first saw the Bright Blossoms stamp set, I wasn’t sure that it was really my style or even that I liked it that much.  But I have to admit, the more I see it the more I like it!  Especially the stamp that I used on the card today.  There is something about this flower that I think is pretty cute and is perfect for clean and simple cards like this:


I know, the lighting isn’t the best in that picture so, here is another picture and you can see that how crisp the Tangerine Tango and the Whisper White look together.


Oh and did I mention how fun I think it is that the pattern in the stamp set matches the pattern in the Summer Smooches designer paper.  🙂  I know I can’t be the only one who loves coordination like this.

So, I’d love to hear, what do you think of this stamp set, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Bright Blossoms - Clear-Mount Stamp

Bright Blossoms Stamp Set (#125497)

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Elegant Congratulations Graduation Card

Last week I held my Dads and Grads class and as I was trying to plan my cards I realized that I had no idea what colors people would want or need for their graduation card.  So, it quickly turned into an elegant black and white card that could be used for any school out there.


The part I love is that you can take off the diploma and add some pretty flourish or flower and you have a lovely wedding card or congratulations for just about any occasion!  But if you wanted to make this card, the diploma is simply cutting a square of cardstock and rolling it tightly.


My trick is to roll it all the way up and then unroll it slightly so that you can use a glue dot to hold the roll in place. Then you will have no problem tying the ribbon around the paper for a finishing touch! Then adhere to your card with glue dots.  Easy peasy!

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Elegant Congratulations Graduation Card Recipe
Curly Cute
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White cs, Basic Black cs
Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Glue dots, Basic Black 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Congrats and Thinking of You Cards

This weekend was a lot of fun.  I hosted an Open Scrap day at my home on Saturday.  I had planned on sitting an working on my personal projects while the other ladies worked on their projects; but of course, I was way to social for that. 🙂 I was playing with my new BigShot, showing folks how to use it, and other fun techniques.  So, it wasn’t until 5 of the 6 ladies had headed home that I finally sat down with my kitty scrapbook and started working.  But it was fun to have 6 crafters over.  So, I still have all my stuff out in hopes that I will make more progress on my scrapbook, but I have a feeling tonight will be filled with getting ready for my technique night tomorrow.  Tomorrow we are playing with Crystal Effects and I’m really looking forward to it! 

Here are the other two cards I made for my card kits for Saturday.  These last two came together very quickly and have helped me be an even bigger fan of the SAB sets.  Oh yeah, and the paper in the SAB catalog is so yummy! 


stamps:Congrats (SAB) paper:whisper white cs, night of navy cs, bashful blue cs, certainly celery dp inks:bashful blue, night of navy accessories:glue dots, fresh favorites II buttons





stamps: Polka Dot Punchs (SAB), Sincere Salutations paper:Very vanilla cs, bashful blue cs, delecate dots DP (SAB) inks:bashful blue, certainly celery, sahara sand accessories:certainly celery twill tape (SAB), circle scallop punch, 1 1/4" circle punch