Stamp A Stack class

Stamp A Stack Card - part 4

Here is the last of the 4 cards we made at my class this week using another one of my new favorite sets called WEDDING SWEET:

Sas july 09 perf details card 

It is a simple card stamped in Rose Red, and we added the textured piece of cardstock to the bottom 1/3 of the card - using the NEW Texturz Plate called PERFECT DETAILS:

Sas july 09 perf details close up 

Hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend!

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Stamp A Stack Class - part 3

Here is the 3rd card we made in our Stamp A Stack class this week:

Sas july 09 bday 


  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry (115319, pg 155), Soft Suede (115318, pg 155), Whisper White (100730, pg 155), Melon Mambo (115320, pg 155)
  • Ink: Soft Suede pad (115667, pg 155) Melon Mambo pad (115656, pg 155), Melon Mambo marker and Crushed Curry Marker (116329, pg 155)
  • Stamp set: On a Pedestal (113814, pg 71)
  • Accessories:
    • Scallop Edge punch (112091, pg 187)
    • Scallop Circle punch (109043, pg 187)
    • 1-3/8" Circle punch (104401, pg 186)
    • Paper Piercer tool (116631, pg 191)
    • Craft & Paper Scissors (108360, pg 191)
    • Snail (104332, pg 192)
    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430, pg 192)
    • Soft Suede Ribbon (115612, pg 155)
    • Razzleberry Lemonade paper (115675, pg 162)

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Stamp A Stack Class - part 2 - Medallion Card

The Medallion Stamp (item 115223 - pg 133) is my VERY VERY VERY FAVORITE new stamp in the NEW Stampin' UP! Catalog... and I know it's a fave of many of you too!!

I saw this color combo somewhere on line and loved it... Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke!  whoohooo!!  This is a quick and easy card for our STAMP A STACK class this week:

Sas july 09 medallion card 

TIP:   I inked the Brayer (item 102395 - pg 192) with the Rich Razzleberry ink and rolled it ONTO the stamp.. that is a GREAT way to get fabulous coverage on large and bold image stamps.  To SEASON your bold stamps, check out my tip HERE.

Remember the Jumbo Grommets I blogged about last month??  I'm SOOOOOOOOO glad they are in the new catalog!!

Sas july 09 medallion close up 

After setting the white Jumbo Grommet (item 114348 - pg 179), I poked a hole in the center with my FABULOUS new Paper Piercing Tool (whooooooohoooooooo Stampin' Up! for putting it by itself in the catalog!!! -item 116631 - pg 191), and set a white 5/16" brad in the center (item 112534 -pg 179).

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Stamp A Stack Class with NEW Stampin' Up! supplies! part 1

This week I have 25 lovely ladies coming to stamp with me at my STAMP A STACK class - they are each making 10 cards using NEW STAMPIN' UP! stamps and accessories !  I hope they love the cards!

Here is card #1 for our class this week, with Crushed Curry polkadot ribbon, Tall Tales DSP, So Saffron folded card and Melon Mambo cardstock behind the folded card:

Sas july 09 1c 

if you change the ribbon to Melon Mambo polkadot ribbon and change the cardstock behind the card to Old Olive, you get a slightly different look:

Sas july 09 1b 

and if you flip the "Tall Tales" Designer Paper piece over and use saffron ribbon, you get a very soft look:

Sas july 09 1a 

The heart is punched out of their choice of Melon Mambo or Regal Rose, which has been embossed with the NEW FINIAL PRESS Embossing Folder (pg 195):

Sas july 09 finial press sheets 

Sas july 09 perf details heart 

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Stamp A Stack card sample - #4

Here is the 4th card from our Stamp A Stack class last weekend.. I got this totally fun idea from a Christmas card from my super blogging friend Dawn! Check out the clever inside...

Just for you 1 

4 variations all with the Parisian Breeze DSP, Baja Breeze and Creamy Caramel.  All cards 4x4 square.

Just for you 2   


Just for you inside   

Under the Baja Breeze square is a mini 3x3 envelope!! TOO CUTE!

Just for you env 

Thanks Dawn for this very clever idea!!

Signature blue

Stamp A Stack class card #3 - Dress Card

May 3, 2009 EDITED TO ADD:  I have rec'd well over 100 requests for this pattern.. please feel free to print the photo of the pattern below and TRACE it ONTO your Scallop Die Cut, cut along the sides, and you will have your own pattern.  :)

This was by far my FAVORITE card in our Stamp A Stack class on the weekend.. Isn't this just tooooooo cute??   I got the idea from my friend Jan who got the idea in a swap from Joan Cristo.  Thank you Joan for this adorable idea!!

Dress cards 

You can't go wrong with Bella Rose DSP !

Dress card  

Here is what makes it so fun and easy... you use the SCALLOP DIE and the Big Shot!!!

Dresses scallop die 

Dress pattern on scallop 

And check out Renee's adorable interpretations ... toooooooooooo cute!

Dresses renee  

Left: a Sundress!!       Right:  A petticoat under the dress!

It was great fun having these ladies in one of my classes on the weekend.. they drove over 1-1/2 hours to come to class!!  Thanks Julie, Renee, Kim and Kathy for coming!

Eve class  

If you missed cards #1 and #2 from the Stamp A Stack, find them HERE and HERE.

Patty flowers

Stamp A Stack class - card #2

I taught a Stamp A Stack class on the weekend, Card #1 is HERE.

Below is card #2:

Bird bday card         

The checkered patterned paper is from the Sweet Slumber pack.. you'll see more Sweet Slumber paper in tomorrow's post too. 


  • Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP #114037, $11.95

  • Kraft Cardstock #102125, $7.50 & Kraft Envelopes #107297, $6.50

  • Chocolate Chip #102128 ($5.50) and Whisper White Cardstock #100730 ($7.50)

  • Chocolate Chip ink pad, #100908, $5.95

  • Creamy Caramel marker #1000078, $3.25

  • Stamp sets: On Your Birthday #111664 ($33.95), Friends 24-7 #113218 ($25.95)

Stamp A Stack participants make 10 cards.. 2 each of 5 designs... cards #3, 4 and 5 will be posted this coming week.

Patty flowers

Stamp A Stack Class Samples - Oct. '08 - part 3

The last 2 of the 5 card designs from my Stamp A Stack class this week were pretty quick and easy cards.. I love featuring Stampin' Up! Designer Series paper on my card designs... this one uses "Urban Garden".  Everyone LOVED this paper!  It's a 4-1/4" square card.

Sas oct 08 7 

This card features either Kiwi Kiss or Not Quite Navy cardstock (stampers choice) and the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set.  I also used the Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, and their choice of ribbon: Kiwi Satin Ribbon, Vanilla Taffeta or Cream 1/4" grosgrain.  

(you can click to enlarge any photo)

Sas oct 08 8 

And behind door #2.... we have the last card from my Stamp A Stack class.. a Tangerine Tango top-fold card with Hawaii Papaya DSP.  I provided a variety of stamps so they could make a birthday, thank you, friend, etc., card based on what they needed most.

Sas oct 08 5 

Again, a nice variety of ribbon was available.. gotta love these FUN fall colors!

Sas oct 08 6 

Fall flower

Stamp A Stack Class samples - Oct '08 - part 2

Here is another card from my Stamp A Stack class this week.  I think this card is just TOO much fun...  I got a swap like this at Convention in July, (NO name, no email, no recipe.. nothing.. so if it was YOU, thank you for the cute idea)!  :) 

The 3 purses are all made from Stampin' Up! punches!!    Stamp the cardstock first with the TOTALLY TABS stamp set,  and then do all the punching!

Sas oct 08 4 

The card is Pink Pirouette.  The purses are punched from Brocade Blue, So Saffron and Pretty in Pink and I used the Rich Regals brads. Can you believe it took 7 punches to make these!?  :)  You can view all the punches in the On Line Catalog HERE.

Sas oct 08 12 

Signature flower tag with www

October '08 Stamp A Stack cards part 1

Yesterday I posted a video with a couple of tips.. here are the cards featured in that video. 

These are for my Stamp A Stack class this week.  Each person makes 10 cards - 2 each of 5 designs. 

For this card, I wanted to provide a masculine card option for our class, so I used the Stampin' Up! Designer paper from the Holiday Treasures and Chocolate Chip packs, featuring the browns and greens.  These can be used as gift card holders, or can include just small notecards. They are made from the Small Open End Kraft envelopes.  You can CLICK HERE to see how I turn the envelope into these gift card holders - if you haven't already guessed how.

Sas oct 08 3 

Sas oct 08 10 

Sas oct 08 11 

A small note and/or gift card tucks nicely inside.

Sas oct 08 9 

Here is the 2nd card featured on the video, and in my Class this week.  I wanted something for weddings or anniversaries.

This card is a 3x6 card that opens on the side and fits in the Whisper White Small Open End Envelope.  It features the beautiful Urban Garden DSP and the Always Stamp set.  "Love" comes from the "Join the Cheer" Big Shot die.

Sas oct 08 1 

Info for placing the Rhinestone brad in the center of the Button Bouquet button can be found on the video.

Sas oct 08 2  

Have a super day!

Signature frame coral

Fun Find: Star Wheel and Star Punch

In my last Stamp A Stack class (here) we stamped a card using the Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel (pg 112) and the 2 sizes of Stampin' Up! Star punches.


I played with the wheel and punches to see if the images could be punched out with the 2 star punches and VOILA.. yes, they can!  yahooo SU!


Sorry they are a little hard to see, you can click on the image to make it larger.

Have a great Stampin' Day!


Fun Ribbon Choices

Well, it happened... by the 3rd session of the SAB Stamp A Stack class this week, we ran out of Groovy Guava Stitched ribbon - horrors.. I know! - but.. that presented an opportunity to play with other ribbon that also coordinated with this fun 3x6 card!  Check it out... Wednesday participants had their choice of: White Taffeta ribbon, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon or Wild Wasabi Striped ribbon after the Groovy Guava ran out... too cute, don't cha think??



The patterned flowered paper is from the Summer Days Simply Scrappin' kit (pg 175), and details on making the fun corrugated leaves can be found here.  Ribbon is found on pg 191.

Thanks, Alyssa for suggesting I start including page numbers... great idea!

Until next time,


Sale-A-Bration Stamp A Stack class samples

We stamped 10 cards in my Sale-A-Bration Stamp A Stack class this week.  Stampers made 2 each of 5 different designs. 

CARD #1: Jumbo "Classic Stars" Wheel (pg 112) in Certainly Celery on Med. Whisper White card.  Star from "Classic Backgrounds" (pg 133) stamped in Certainly Celery ink punched out with Jumbo Star punch and layered with Real Red cardstock star punched image (punches on pg 181).  Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon (pg 191).  SAB stamp set: Birthday Whimsy - free with your $50 purchase!  "Make a Wish" from "A Little Birthday Cheer" (pg 140).


CARD #2: "Think Happy Thoughts" (pg 122) stamped in the center of the "So Many Scallops" (SAB catalog) flower.  Celebrate from "Celebrate Everything" (pg 142).  Card: Taken with Teal.  Decorative paper from the Bali Breeze pack (pg 169).  Pomegranate Double Stitched ribbon (pg 191).  Scallop Punch & 1-1/4" circle punch (pg 181).


CARD #3: SAB sets used:  "So Many Scallops" and "Birthday Whimsy".  Punches used: 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/8" and Scallop.  3/4" Square punch used to make slot in side of card for ribbon - see TUTORIAL HERE.


I cut apart my "Block Party" set (pg 32) and mounted it on blocks from Mitch, the Block Guy: so that I could easily stamp "PARTY eat cake" (see above) from this set.


CARD #4: 3x6 Barely Banana card with green flowered paper from the "Summer Days" Simply Scrappin' Kit (pg 175).  Flower from SAB set "So Many Scallops" and the center of the flower is from "True Friend" (pg 106) - both stamped in Groovy Guava. Greeting from SAB set "Lots of Thoughts".


Close up of flower:


Tutorial on how to make textured leaves HERE.

Inspiration for this card came from my friend Annette... check out her blog here. THANKS Annette!

CARD #5: "Merci" SAB set on Shimmery White Cardstock and layered on Almost Amethyst Prints Designer paper (pg 171) and Lovely Lilac 4x4 card.   Colored with markers.  Small oval punch used for greeting.


Whew.. if you made it this far... congrats! That was a lot of reading!


How I set up my Stamp Classes

Many demonstrators have asked how I set up my classes and accomodate so many stampers.  I used to rent a community center for my classes, but the cost got to be too high, so I have been holding classes at home for several years.  Here in California, we don't have basements, so we use the garage.. we park the cars outside on class days, and my husband sets up 5 tables for me.  My classes are either on Monday and Tuesday nights, or 2x on a Saturday (each class is repeated 2x).

EDITED TO ADD 2-27-08:  Several of you have asked about pricing on my classes.. this Stamp A Stack was $15.  You can click on the STAMP CLASS SCHEDULE in the left column of this blog to see my current class schedule, descriptions, pricing, times, etc., to give you a better idea of those details. Thanks for all your interest!

Here are 2 of the tables set up yesterday for last night's Stamp A Stack Class - Stampin' Up! 11x17 Grid sheets at each stamping space:


Close up of one project table set up and ready to go:


I usually have one project per table, with the cardstock all cut for that project:


All the stamps, punches, etc., are in the middle of the table.  Tools like Snail, bone folder, punches, etc., are in a small caddy in the center of each table (Caddy from Staples):


I have an additional table set up with a display board, 3-D samples, catalogs, order forms, wish list, etc.:


And here are some of the ladies having fun last night:


And we had a brand new stamper last night too!  Joy (left) brought Bonnie... welcome, Bonnie!


I am repeating my Stamp  A Stack tonight and again on Wed. morning!  Everyone enjoys going home with 10 cards!  I'll post the finished cards tomorrow. 

If you have any questions, let me know.