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Pressed Petals Journal by Stampin' Up!

Making Your Own Journals

Hello Friends,

Have you seen the Pressed Petals Journal by Stampin' Up! yet?  Let me show you how to turn your Pressed Petals Journal into a thing of beauty with paper flowers, washi flowers, bow and lace and more.


Today's Pressed Petals Journal Tutorial is packed with tutorials within the tutorial.  Besides decorating the Pressed Petals Journal, you'll also learn how to tie a triple bow, make a washi tape flower fashion a paper flower and heat emboss.

Pressed Petals Journal Stampin' Up!

What's your favorite design element on the Pressed Petals Journal?  

Pressed Petals Journal Stampin' Up!

How would you use a Pressed Petals Journal?  Would you use it for memory keeping?  Would you use it as a prayer journal or a gratitude journal?  Would you give it as a gift? Tell us in the comments below.

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Personalized Double Z Fold Baby Card

Over the Moon Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Our newest grandson was born late last week, so naturally, I set to making a handmade Baby Card.  It's a Double Z Fold Card featuring retiring, carryover, and new stamps and dies.  I love that I could personalize Baby Hudson's Card using my Large Letter Framelit Dies. These dies are fabulous for oh so many things.   I will be sad to see these dies go.  They are only available about a week more or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Would you like to meet Baby Hudson and learn How to Make Double Z Fold Cards?

Hudson Cole

Introducing Hudson Cole Feicht!

Personalized Baby Card

How to Make a Double Z Fold Card

Cut Card Base 4-1/4" x 11".  Score at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2".

Cut a second strip of card stock measuring 2" x 11" to form the second "Z".  Score at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2".

Hint:  The second Z will go the opposite direction of the card base as shown in the picture above.

The Double Z Fold Card is 3 dimensional, but it will fold to tuck neatly in an A-2 or medium envelope.


Personalized Baby Card

You'll be happy to know that the This Little Piggy stamp set is carrying over to the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.  And you will be doubly happy to know that there is a super cute new farm animal stamp set with cows that will coordinate with the This Little Piggy stamp set.  The Over the Moon stamp set and the This Little Piggy stamp set play well together.

Scrapbook Layout

Large Letter Dies aren't just for card making, they work equally well for Scrapbooking and Memory Keeping.  Just look at how they work for scrapbook Titles!

Eclipse Card Technique

One of my favorite techniques that works oh so well with the Large Letter Dies is the Eclipse Technique.  Click Here to learn How to Do the Eclipse Technique.

Large Letter Dies Going, Going, Gone.  If you would like to add the Large Letter Dies to your Craft Room Stash, order soon.  They will only be around through June 3 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.


Have a fabulous day,



Make Your Own Cards and impress your friends with your mad card making skills.  Click the pictures to shop online.

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Scrapbooking Made Simple

Scrapbook Ideas
Scrapbooking Made Simple

Hello Friends,

Yesterday, we talked about moving beyond Paper Hoarders Anonymous. Let's actually use our pretty papers to make cards, scrapbooks and other things.  We all have pictures (memories) lying around waiting to be shared.  Designer Paper is an easy way to pull your scrapbook pages together.  It simplifies the process.

Animal Expedition Scrapbook Layout

How to Use Designer Paper for Scrapbooking

First, you can simply use a single sheet as the starting point for your scrapbook layout as I did in the Wild About You Scrapbook Page above.  I'll be using the Animal Expedition Designer Paper for all 4 Scrapbook Ideas that I will be sharing today.

Scrapbook layout

To make coordination even simpler, I used the coordinating Animal Outings stamp set to embellish my tag.  Colten and Tenneson were trying to swing as high as a giraffe.

Scrapbooking Made Simple

Or you can try using several different paper patterns.  Cut them into different shapes and sizes for a pleasing backdrop for your scrapbook layout.  

Scrapbooking Made Simple

Another nice thing about using designer paper for scrapbooking is that your designer paper can determine your color scheme.  It takes the guesswork out of choosing colors for your scrapbook page.  I love that Stampin' Up! lists all the colors in their designer paper!  It makes the process even easier.  For instance, the Animal Expedition paper includes Basic Black, Basic Gray, Berry Burst, Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Shade Spruce and Whisper White.

Scrapbooking Made Simple

For your convenience, I've included a  list of scrapbooking supplies used in today's Scrapbook pages at the bottom of this post.  What about you?  Do you have some designer paper that would look great on your scrapbook pages?


Have a fabulous day,


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