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Rockabilly Cards

Rockabilly cards


We'll be making one of these fun pocket cards at my Big Shot Bonanza class this weekend.  The pocket is created with the pennant die.  How cool is that???

The cards feature images and the saying "You Rock" from the Just Jawing stamp set.  I colored the hearts and cherries with a Real Red Stampin' Write marker, then added crystal effects for shine.  I outlined the skull with a Sahara Sand Stampin' Write marker to add some depth and dimension.  And finally, I added a touch of dazzling diamonds to one of his teeth.

There are still a few days left to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE designer series paper special.  Be sure to add the Rockabilly specialty designer series paper to your order.  It's so fun and whimsical to work with!  You can SHOP NOW on my Stampin Up website and have your order delivered straight to your door.



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Enjoy the Little Things Album

Enjoy the Little Things

Psssst......Did you know that you can get the tutorial for this album by becoming a Fan on Facebook?

It's true! Just click the logo below!

Demonstrators that would like to purchase this tutorial for personal and/or business use, may do so for just $5 by using the Paypal link below.  Please note that I will be out of town until Monday, May 25th and will send you the pdf file on Tuesday, May 26th if you order over the holiday weekend.

I'll be back after the holiday weekend with lots of new Big Shot projects to share.  There is still time to sign up for the next Big Shot Bonanza on Sunday, May 31st at 2pm.  Class will be held at 120 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN.  Email me at [email protected] if you would like more information.

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Here For You

I hope you've enjoyed the sneak peek at this week's Stamp-a-Stack cards.  This one is definitely my favorite!!!


The background was wheeled with Night of Navy ink using the Friendly Words jumbo wheel.  The flourish and "here for you" are from the Friends 24-7 stamp set.  Both images were stamped with Night of Navy ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  The greeting was punched out with the designer label punch.  I cut one end off the Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware with my neglected Craft & Rubber scissors, then tied navy grosgrain ribbon onto the other end.  As a finishing touch, I used a stampin' sponge to add color to the edges of the cardstock.

Happy Stampin'



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Another Stamp-a-Stack Preview


Here is another card that we will be making at the Stamp-a-Stack class on Friday night.  I used the Friends 24-7 stamp set and Bella Bleu designer series paper again....just changed the colors up a little.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Fold 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Very Vanilla cardstock in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere 4" x 5-1/4" Kraft cardstock to front of Very Vanilla card.
  3. Cut Bella Bleu designer series paper to 2" x 4" and adhere to bottom portion of Kraft cardstock.
  4. Die cut 2 Scallop Oval Frames--one in Chocolate Chip and one in Very Vanilla
  5. Ink floral stamp with Chocolate Chip ink, stamp off one time, and then stamp in center of Very Vanilla oval.
  6. Stamp "the happiest business...." in Chocolate Chip ink (full strength) on top of floral image.
  7. Adhere Chocolate Chip scallop oval to front of card first, then adhere Very Vanilla oval. 

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Happy Stampin'


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Fun with Stencils

I've seen so many beautiful projects with the Kind Thoughts Floruish stencil, so I had to try it out for myself.  It is super EASY to use and I just love the result.

We made this 2 page scrapbook layout at our May scrapbook class:


I used a sponge and Not Quite Navy ink with the Kind Thoughts Flourish stencil to create the image on the first page.  A large pearl from the Pretties kit was added to center.

The "friendship" title was created with the Jumble Alphabet, available this month for 20% off the regular price.  This alphabet set will be available in the upcoming 2009-2010 catalog.

The "happpiest business in the world..." stamp is from the set, Friends 24-7.

The Designer Series Paper featured on this layout is called Bella Bleu.  The catalog does not do it justice!! It is gorgeous......and on sale this month.  Check out the Buy 3, Get 1 Free special on all Designer Series Paper.  Now is a great time to stock up on lots of pretty papers.


The second page of the layout was simply stamped with the Flourish from the Friends 24-7 stamp along the outside edge of the Kraft cardstock with Versamark ink. 

I used the Frame Oval Scallop sizzix die to create the Floral Accent piece.  The stamp is also from Friends 24-7.

The final touches include vanilla hodgepodge hardware, vanilla taffeta ribbon, and a scallop border on the photo mat.


And here is a card we'll be creating at the Stamp-a-Stack on Friday, May 22nd.  There are still a few spots available if you would like to attend.


You would not believe how quickly this card comes together!!!!  I used the sponge with Not Quite Navy ink to create the Flourish with the stencil, added a strip of Bella Bleu designer series paper, cream taffeta ribbon, and stamped the greeting from the stamp set, Sincere Salutations. 


  • Small Kind Thoughts Flourish stencil
  • Cardstock:  Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
  • Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper
  • Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
  • Stamp Sets:  Jumble Alphabet, Sincere Salutations, Friends 24-7
  • Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Versamark
  • Frame Oval Scallop Die and Big Shot die-cutting machine
  • Accessories:  Stampin' Sponge, Scallop edge punch, designer label punch, vanilla hodgepodge hardware, Pretties kit (pearl)

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Happy Stampin'

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Cherry Explosion Box

Cherry Explosion Box

Here it is!  My first video tutorial!!!  I'll warn you that it's not perfect, but neither am I.  There are 3 parts, so be sure to watch them all to see the full project.

I'm also including a supply list and cardstock measurements.

Stampin' Up! cardstock measurements

  • Basic Black cardstock---12" x 12", scored at 4" and 8", turn and score again at 4" and 8"
  • Real Red cardstock---3 pieces measuring 6" x 12"
  • Kiwi Kiss cardstock---8-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 2-1/4" on all 4 sides


  • 114039     Rockabilly Designer Series Paper (4 pieces cut to 3-3/4" square)
  • 109052     Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (2 lengths of approx 16" each)
  • 111879     Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (6" length)
  • 112534     5/16" Neutral Jumbo Brads
  • 104294     Sticky Strip
  • 104430     Stampin' Dimensionals


  • 113439     Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 116759     3-D Ball Pop-up Bigz XL die
  • 113478     Extended Cutting Pads
  • 117630     Extended Premium Crease Pad
  • Optional:  Crop-a-Dile, Paper Piercer, Scallop Edge Punch

And here is the pattern that I mentioned in the tutorial that you can use to add patterned paper and pictures to your ball.

On a side note, if you had previously signed up to receive email updates on my blog, I would like to request that you sign up again through the feedburner box in the left column under my picture.  The service that I had been using quit working, so no one has received any updates for at least a month.  I apologize for any inconvenience.

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Happy Stampin'


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