Card Sketch Challenge – Birthday Themed

I am happy to be joining the “Stamping with Friends” design team and this, my first hop with the team.

Today we are focusing on birthday cards created based on a sketch. I recently participated in a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator swap and this is the sketch I used to create my swap which is a birthday card. I used this sketch from the many available through Mojo Monday. I prefer the sketches that include measurements like this one because it saves me time.

In my card below, I improvised slightly in that I did not use a 3.5″ x 2.5″ piece. I decided to use the “In the Wild” suite collection and used a stamped die-cut tiger instead. I die cut the tiger using Crushed Curry card stock. The Stamparatus helped to ensure I had the images lined up on the tiger correctly for each of the 11 identical cards I created. It took about a minute to figure out where to place the stripes for the body. He is applied to the embossed strip using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I enjoyed assembling this card and frankly, it was one of the quickest swaps I ever created. I already had several of the Thick Very Vanilla 4.25″ x 5.25″ pieces cut from a prior project. All I had to do was take a 3.5″ strip of Wild Designer Series Paper (DSP) and cut it in 2″ strips paying attention to the DSP design since it is directional. I cut 5 strips of Cajun Craze and embossed all of them at the same time by running the embossing folder through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.

To continue along this hop, click on the next image to see the next designer’s creation. After the list of designers, you will find the supply list for this card. I hope this card shows you how this suite can create beautiful cards. I was not a fan at first but it has grown on me and is now one of my favorites. Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrtor if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I am happy to answer any questions about products or this card shown here. If you do not already have a demonstrator, you can use the below product links or this link to order products from me.


Linda A Moore (Moore Fun Stamping)

Tricia Butts (Tricia’s Stamping Creations)

Mary Knabe

Tracie St-Louis (For The Love Of Stamping)

Donna Schnees (Cupcakes and Lattes Stampers)

Sharon Jacobs (Stamped INKspired Designs) – YOU ARE HERE


A Good Man

Welcome to the Masculine Themed Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators featuring masculine themed creations. With June approaching and the Father’s Day observance approaching, a group of fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and I decided this is a perfect time to do a masculine themed blog hop to showcase our creative ideas geared towards men. We hope you like what you see and feel inspired to create a few masculine cards for giving as needed.

My card uses A Good Man cling stamp set and is an idea for Father’s Day. I incorporated the new Give It A Whirl dies found on pages 57 and 163 of the new annual catalog. It is so easy to miss if you aren’t paying attention. I love interactive cards so this is a must have for me. It includes several different windows to create for your wheel window cards.

I used two thick Very Vanilla cardstock for the wheel since it will be used often for turning the wheel. Using multipurpose liquid glue, I also layered the In the Wild” Designer Series Paper over a thick Very Vanilla cardstock used for the window to make it more sturdy as well. The wheel mechanism is held together by a black brad and I used one of the window excess pieces to adhere to the A2 (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) folded Cajun Craze card base with Stampin’ Seal. I pierced a hole through the extra window piece with the Take Your Pick Tool. Adding the extra piece between the wheel and the Cajun Craze cardstock allows the wheel to move much easier. I adhered the entire front panel to the Cajun Craze cardstock with Stampin’ Seal but you could also use foam strips or Stampin’ Dimenstionals.

Once assembled, I added one of the directional arrows from the dies to indicate which way to turn the wheel so the words are read in order as intended. The arrow is such a tiny piece. I used basic black cardstock, adhesive sheets, and the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine to cut the die. This made it make it easier to place on the card. I mounted the stamped gentleman on black cardstock with Stampin’ Seal and placed in front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For his skin color, I used the Bronze Stampin’ Blends marker. The inside sentiment comes from the Handsomely Suited cling stamp set. I have listed all the blends used on this card below along with all other supplies.

I sure hope this card is fun for the person receiving it. Below is the list of all the supplies I used to create this Father’s Day card. Included is the Well Suited Designer Series Paper used as our blog hop logo. This paper is featured in the current January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and will retire with the catalog at midnight mountain time on June 30, 2021. After the list of the other demonstrators participating in this blog hop, you will find the list of supplies.

I am happy you stopped by! It has been sometime since I have posted on my blog so I appreciate you being here. To continue to be inspired whether you’ve come from the person before me or after, Tashana along with all contributors will help you along as you visit each of our blogs to be motivated to create. Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about products or the techniques shown here. If you do not already have a demonstrator, you can use the above links or this link to order products from me.

Caron Bailey

Michelle Hollings

Nedine Hunter-Dupree

Sharon Jacobs (you are here)

Tashana Lundy

Linda Moore

Jackie Tillman

2nd Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop


Today I am participating in a blog hop where we were challenged to create a “pink” project using any of Stampin’ Up!’s pinks/shades of pink and current Stampin’ Up! products to create a card, tag, scrapbook page, home décor piece, gift wrap, etc.  I decided use items in the Quilted Christmas Suite to make this card with breast cancer patients, survivors and those currently fighting in mind.  I have a very thoughtful and giving friend who recently began her chemo therapy treatment to fight this cancer and a few other friends who are survivors. 


This card spells out HOPE and has what I intended to be arrows pointing towards the heart.  HOPE and LOVE.  The supplies are listed below along with a link for you to download the list, with thumbnails, as a PDF document. 

Breast cancer can’t be prevented so please remember to do a routine self-examination to help detect it earlier.  You can get a helpful guide about breast health and information on how you can help by clicking here for the National Breast Cancer Foundation website.

Price: $110.00

To learn more about the Quilted Christmas Suite, watch this video from Stampin’ Up! 

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Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Click the link below to be taken to the next blog by Raquelle Clifton a.k.a. The Lady and Her Stamps.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  When you click the box below, you’ll be taken to a page listing all who are participating in this blog hop and the links to their blogs.

Anything but the Holidays Blog Hop


Thank a Veteran or First Responder 

Welcome to my blog and my first post with WordPress!  For this blog hop we were challenged to create something non-holiday related using items from the new Holiday catalog.  The moment I saw the “Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper,” I immediately knew how I would use one of the sheets.  While my card is related to a holiday, it is not a holiday highlighted in the catalog.  Veteran’s Day is in November and with the recent Hurricane Harvey disaster, I also thought about first the responders and how this country came together to assists those who have been affected.  After everything else that had been going on , it was great to see. 

I hope you enjoy duplicating this card and giving it to someone special.  The products used are indicated below.  In case you miss it, the stars came from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.

Product List

Big Shot


Glue Dots


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