Bubble Over and We Must Celebrate!

Bubble Over and We Must Celebrate by Krista Thomas, 2018 Occasions Catalog, Stampin’ Up!

I love the bright colors in this fun birthday card, which were inspired by the free Sale-a-bration paper, “Bubbles & Fizz”.  It coordinates with Bubble Over stamp set & bundle, and I found that this cute bear from the We Must Celebrate set, can hold these cute soda bottles as though it was meant to be!

The little soda bottles were cut with scissors from the Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper and the little fizzies above them are dots made with a Bermuda Bay marker.

Here’s the inside of the card which I love as much as the front!  The bottle caps are die cut from silver foil paper, but they’re reflecting the card color and didn’t photograph very well.

Bubble Over with Birthday Wit by Krista Thomas, 2018 Occasions catalog, Stampin’ Up!


The sentiment is from Birthday Wit and I crossed out “sugar free” since this particular soda is full of sugar, I’m sure of it!  I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by today.

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Petal Palette Watercolor, PCC275


Up today is a card I made for the Paper Craft Crew  Sketch Challenge #275 (PCC275) and this is the sketch we were to use:

Paper Craft Crew challenge PCC275

I love the diagonal cut and I chose to emboss my diagonal piece with one of the new Petal Pair embossing folders.

Here’s my card featuring products from the Petal Passion Suite:

PCC275, Petal Palette, 2018 Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog

I used the Petal Palette stamp set and watercolored the flowers after stamping them with black Staz On ink.  They are die cut with the coordinating framelit from Petals & More and then popped up on the card with dimensionals and a bit of gold thread looped in the background.  Below the yellow panel is a die cut, again from the Petals & More Framelits, using Old Olive card stock.

Did you notice the water drops on the white background?  Those are the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes and I love how they add just a subtle touch to the card.

If you like sketch challenges, here’s another one that I did previously.

Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by today!

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Waterfront Birthday

Birthday Wit stamp set has some fun sayings and I thought this word bubble worked great on this card.

Waterfront, Birthday Wit, 2018 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog,

The nature scene was stamped with Waterfront and the bird in the sky is from Wherever You Go.

I think a fun saying for the inside of this card would be something like this- “Just kidding, I didn’t forget…Congratulations on turning another year older”…or it could simply say “happy belated birthday”.

Either way, I’m having fun creating different scenes and it’s easy to do with the Waterfront set.  Here’s another card that I made with it.  If you’d like to order your own set, just click on the product picture below and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up store, and thank you in advance!

Thanks for stopping by today….

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Two Barn Doors are Better Than One

Two Barn Doors card, 2018 Stampin’ Up Occasions by Krista Thomas

If one barn door is good, then two is better, right?  I thought it would be fun to create a larger opening using this new bundle, found in Stampin’ Up’s 2018 Occasions catalog, and I still wanted the doors to slide open.

Here’s what’s behind the sliding doors:

Barn Door Bundle & Hedgehugs, Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions

It’s that cute Hedgehug stamp set again!  This time I used both hedgehogs, one in Powder Pink, the other in Soft Sky and both with Early Espresso ink.  They are fussy cut (with scissors) and glued onto a Crumb Cake panel that is 3 7/8” x 2 1/2”.
Even though I wanted a bigger opening and thought that having two doors would make it so, it didn’t turn out that way because the runners behind the doors prevented it.
Next time I’ll try adding the hardware on the outer edges and make the barn doors swing open.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Since I wrote this post, I found this card by Debbie Henderson, so I guess great minds think alike!
You can see my first Barn Door card here.

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We Must Celebrate SSC169

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TGIS…(Thank God it’s….Saturday!) I hope you’ve all had a great week, the first one of 2018, and are happy that the weekend has arrived.

I decided to make a card that would fit the Sunday Stamps Challenge (SSC169) shown above and here’s what I came up with:

www.regalstamping.com, We Must Celebrate, Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions

I used a new set from the 2018 Occasions catalog, We Must Celebrate, and colored the animals in with my PrismaColor Pencils.  The ribbon is Tangerine Tango which to my eyes looked almost identical to Calypso Coral.

SSC169 We Must Celebrate

I used a glitter pen to color in some of the confetti on the blue background, and the swish under the critter’s feet is from Waterfront, another new stamp set shown here.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Barn Door Surprise

www.regalstamping.com, 2018 Occasions Stampin’ Up!

When I was in grade school, I had a friend who lived on a dairy ranch and of course they had a big barn.  It was always full of cows and we really weren’t suppose to play in or around it, but one day we decided to climb the fence and take a peek.  Lo and behold, we discovered a big bull staring right at us and we frantically ran back to the fence to escape what we were sure would be sudden death if he decided to charge.  Thankfully we survived (LOL) but we had a wonderful story of bravery to tell at school the following week and of course it was greatly embellished! HA!

When I saw this Barn Door stamp set in the new Occasions Catalog, I couldn’t resist it as I began thinking of all the fun things that could be hiding behind it.  For this card, I decided to use a cute hedgehog from the new Hedgehugs stamp set. (Because who wants to see a scary bull?!!)

The barn door slides on it’s runners to reveal the cute hedgehog as shown below.

Barn Door & Hedgehugs, Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions

The panel behind the hedgehog was stamped using the Waterfront set to create sky, sun and grass and I think it’s a set is going to be very popular.  You can see this beauty a bit better in my previous post, here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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A Waterfront Beauty for New Year’s Day

Waterfront stamp set by Stampin’ Up

Hello and Happy New Year!

With Christmas behind us for another year, I found myself without any desire to stamp.  Has that ever happened to you?  What does a girl do when that happens?  I turned to some fellow stampers on my favorite website in the world…SplitCoastStampers…and asked for suggestions to get my mojo back.

How to get your MOJO back…

I got several good ideas starting with CASEing the catalog, which simply means to copy a sample that someone else has already made.  Another idea was to just get out in the craft room and cut some white mats which is a staple item in any stamper’s stash of tools.

So I forced myself to follow those suggestions and I CASEd a few cards, cut some mats and called it good for the day.

Yay for MOJO!

This morning when I woke up, I had an idea and I couldn’t wait to get out into my craft room.  That was a happy feeling for sure and the above card was the result of some quick stamping.

Waterfront stamp set, 2018 Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog

All the details…

I used a new stamp set called Waterfront, which has a scribbly water-color look to it and I think it’s going to be very popular.  The small sentiment is from another set, Wherever You Go, and it just fit on the little beach scene perfectly.  I hope you like it!

The colors I used are shown below in the product details.

Enjoy this New Year’s Day and come back soon to see more fun ideas using Stampin’ Up products!

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Shaving Cream Technique

Message in A Bottle, Stampin Up, Shaving Cream Technique, www.regalstamping.com

Shaving Cream Technique  (with a Spritz!)

One of my all time favorite techniques is the messy one where I get to play with shaving cream!  If you’ve never had this experience, well, you’ve missed out on some fun.  Let me show you how the shaving cream technique is done, in a fun new way.

You’ll notice the background on this card is a dreamy, swirly mix of blue and green & my intent was that it would look like shafts of light permeating through the ocean.

Let’s get messy!

Are you ready to see how it’s done?  Here we go!


Squirt a card-sized puddle of cheap white shaving cream into a pan or cookie sheet.


Smooth it out with a spatula, keeping as much depth as possible.


Add 5-7 drops of Pacific Point ink refill to a Stampin’ Spritzer and fill with water. Shake it up and spray it once or twice onto the shaving cream.

Now add 5-7 drops of Lemon Lime Twist ink refill to another Stampin’ Spritzer and fill with water. Spray it next to the Pacific Point from the previous step.


Use a butter knife or bone folder and make a zig zag pattern through the shaving cream, from the Pacific Point side to the Lemon Lime Twist. side. This will pull the two colors together.


Lay a 5″ x 3.75″ panel of Whisper White card stock onto the shaving cream and press it into the mixture until all areas of the panel have made contact.


Carefully lift the panel out and scrape off the shaving cream with a spatula. Set the panel aside to dry for a few minutes.

If you have more panels that you want to do, smooth out the remaining shaving cream, spritz again, zig zig again, and then proceed with your next panel.

I finished my card by stamping some foliage with Tranquil Tide ink and then layering in some torn Crumb Cake card stock, and finally tucking in a bottle full of “I love you’s”.

All of the products that I used are listed below and can be purchased from my Stampin’ Up store here or by clicking on any of the product thumbnails.

Message in a Bottle with Shaving Cream Background Technique, www.regalstamping.com

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Triple Fold Technique and Tutorial with Coffee Cafe

Coffee Cafe Tri Fold Tutorial, www.regalstamping.com

This Triple Fold technique is a fun way to use coordinating designer paper for a colorful “wow” factor. With just 3 score lines, it’s easy and fun to make. Let’s get started!

Triple Fold Tutorial, www.regalstamping.com

Cut a Soft Suede panel measuring 12″ x 5 1/2″.

Score along the 12″ side at 1 3/4″, 4 3/4″ & 7 3/4″.
The first score line is a valley fold, then mountain, then valley. Your card base is now ready to be decorated!

Triple Fold Technique, www.regalstamping.com

You will need three pieces of designer (printed) paper to decorate the card base. The measurements are:
Front section- 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
Middle section- 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
Back section- 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and a white panel measuring 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″. This white panel will be where you stamp your sentiment.

Coffee Cafe Triple Fold Tutorial, www.regalstamping.com

The card will be held shut with a belly band, so you’ll need two pieces of paper measuring:
1 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock)
1″ x 11″ (designer paper)

Glue the 1″ strip onto the 1 1/4″ strip and then somewhat loosley wrap it around the card, overlapping the ends and gluing them together.

Coffee Cafe Triple Fold Tutorial, www.regalstamping.com

Stamp the coffee cup pieces and assemble, gluing it to the belly band at the front of the card.

Slide the belly band off of the card and finish embellishing the inside of the card as desired.

Coffee Cafe Tri-Fold Tutorial, www.regalstamping.com

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Gated Garden with This Little Piggy

Gated Garden with This Little Pig, www.regalstamping.com

My UPS driver just delivered this beautiful Detailed Gate Thinlit Die from the Stampin’ Up 2017 Holiday Catalog and I couldn’t wait to play with it.  It is featured in the Halloween section of the catalog and has a spooky graveyard stamp set that coordinates with it, but as you can see here, it’s perfect for everyday uses!

I did find that it’s a bit fussy to cut out because it’s so intricate, so here’s what I did to get good results…run the die and card stock through the Big Shot two times and then rotate the die & card stock 45 degrees and run it through another two times.  Use the die brush to push out all the loose pieces and then your gate is ready for use.

My favorite trick for cutting with intricate dies…

Another trick for getting a good cut is to lay the cardstock and die on 4 to 6 layers of new dryer sheets (I use Unscented Bounce).  Run all of that through your Big Shot.  When you peel the card stock off of the dryer sheets, the negative pieces will stay on the dryer sheet.  The only “bad” part of using this method, is that the dryer sheets leave a film on the back side of the paper.  Not a problem if you’re gluing it down, but in this case, it’s not glued down.  I use this dryer sheet trick quite often for intricate framelits.  I’m not sure who to credit with this idea, but whoever it was, “thank you!!”.

The finished gate can be cut in half so that it opens in the middle, but for this card I kept it whole and just scored and folded the left side at 1/4″ to create a flap.  That flap then glues behind the front panel which measures 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  The right side of the gate was trimmed off to be flush with the right edge of the card.

Gated Garden with Bright Wishes and This Little Piggy, www.regalstamping.com

I pulled stamps from several different sets to create this beautiful garden scene which is stamped on a white panel measuring 4” x 5 1/4”.  After masking in the background trees and coloring in the wishing well, I just couldn’t resist adding this cute little pig.  So all in all, four stamp sets were used and they’re shown below in the product list.

The greeting says “This little piggy…says, may all your wishes come true.”

Gated Garden with Bright Wishes and This Little Piggy

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my card!  If you’d like to order any of the products that were used, simply click on a product picture below and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up store.

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