Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration Birthday Card

Happy Monday My Friends

This is the time of year that my card making goes into high gear.  We have a lot of birthdays and holidays that all need some handmade cards and believe me, I am not complaining.

I made this card using the Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration stamp set and it came out pretty cool 🙂

I used the Embossing Folder Stripes & Splatters, the one seen on this card is the Splatters, some Basic White Cardstock, Designers Series Paper and Night Of Navy Cardstock.

Also used Stitched So Sweetly dies, some twine and can’t forget Rhinestones.

This was a fun card to make with very little stamping, but with different size paper panels, embellishments, some dimension, you can still make a beautiful card.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Free Shipping Tomorrow Oct 4th

Did you hear the the great Stampin’Up! news?



When you shop on Tuesday, October 4th, you can enjoy free shipping on your Stampin’Up! order of $75 or more.

This FREE SHIPPING comes at a great time for purchasing everything you need to make your Holiday Cards.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂




It’s Time To Go Shopping and Earn Free Products

I love Christmas Shopping in July especially when it’s Sale-A-Bration time at Stampin’ Up!

The new Mini Holiday Catalog is the best and so is our Annual Catalog which makes it super easy to earn FREE Products from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

Look at these adorable gift cards that I made using the FREE stamp set called Hippest Hippos and FREE Hippo Dies

Sale-A-Bration runs from July 1 through August 31 2022.

When you shop from the Annual Catalog and/or the Mini Catalog you will earn free gifts with your $50 and $100 orders 🙂

I was also super excited that the Returning Fave Penguin Place stamp set and Penguin builder punch are available again.  You can see the card I made using this set by just clicking on my blog StampinUponTheIsland

Have fun shopping all these wonderful products and I can’t wait to share with you more cards that I will be making during Sale-A-Bration.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Dahlia Days Card Idea

Oh my goodness, Stampin’ Up! Dahlia Days Bundle is such a beautiful stamp set with coordinating dies.  I am so happy that I found this set in the Mini Catalog before the catalog expires at the end of June.

When you put the large die into the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine it comes out looking like a delicate piece of lace.  The other dies all fit into the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  I have used the Mini Machine in many of my other cards and flower bouquets

You can make so many different cards with this set and the sentiments can be used for birthdays, thank you notes and for sending Happy Mail to someone that you care about.

Until the next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂


Sweet Ice Cream Birthday Card Idea

Happy Sunday My Friends,

This is going to be a quick post.  I was so happy how this card came out that I wanted to share it with you.

This is also my first Slimline Card using Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream stamp set with the coordinating Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.

I needed 7 scoops of ice cream for this card because our Great Niece just turned 7 years old.  The only way these scoops would fit on this cone was to create a Slimline Card that fits into a business size envelope.

If you haven’t tried making a Slimline card give it a try, its really fun.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties Card Idea

I had so much fun making my thank you notes for my customers this month using the Cactus Cuties stamp set/bundle from Stampin’ Up!

You can create a card for any occasion with this great stamp bundle.

You can purchase this stamp set separately or as a bundle which includes photopolymer (clear) stamps and a paper punch.

I have used so many different stamp/punch bundles over the years mainly because it so easy just to pull out the coordinating punch to make a flat card have some dimension.  I have nothing against “flat” cards lol I just love adding some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The last punch bundle I shared was Sweet Strawberry

What I really love about this set is that you can choose so many color options.  You can make the flower pots different colors as I did in my card or you can choose your favorite color or combo and coordinate some Designer Series Paper.  I finished the card with some ribbon and Pastel Pearls.

This set is available in the Mini Catalog along with so many other stamp sets and wonderful products that Stampin’ Up! offers.  Just a reminder that the Mini Catalogs sale period ends on June 30, 2022, so don’t miss out on this set.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Kite Delight Birthday Card Idea

Stampin’ Up!’s Kite Delight is such a fun stamp set and can be used for so many occasions.  This card was made as a Birthday Card for my nephew.

I layered Misty Moonlight Cardstock with Simply Marbleous Designers Series Paper that was offered during Sale-a-bration and using Basic White Cardstock for the card base and clouds.  I love all the different kite images and you can stamp as one color as I did or you can color them in with either Stampin’ Write markers, Stampin’ Blends or Pencils.

What I really liked about making this card is even though I had to fussy cut the kite and kite tail, it was easy using Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips Scissors.

Just think on all the different kind of handmade cards or scrapbook pages that you can make using this kite delight stamp set and Cloud Punch.  I punched the cloud a few times and used one just as it punched out and for others I cut the cloud in different places so it went off the card base.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I’ve been up to.  I hope you had a great week, now relax and enjoy your weekend.

Until next time friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂


From My Craft Room To Yours Happy 2022

Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday Season

And Looking Forward to a

Happy, Healthy & Creative 2022.



Once again Stampin’Up! is celebrating the New Year starting on January 4th with SALE-a-bration and the New Mini Catalog.

These two catalogs are filled with such fantastic Stamp Sets, Bundles, Designer Series Papers and embellishments.  I love each and every item that are in these catalogs.

And remember you earn FREE products with your order of $50 and $100.  SALE-a-bration starts on January 4th and ends on February 28th 2022.


I will be sharing with you some of the wonderful products that are in this Mini Catalog along with the FREE products you can earn during SALE-a-bration.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Sweets & Treats Birthday Card Idea

November is a busy birthday month for me and believe me I’m not complaining because that just means that I can create more cards.

This stamp set is so much fun with so many Sweets & Treats to choose from to create fun cards.


I also used the balloon stamp and die that is in the Hippo Happiness stamp set and the larger balloon from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set. I have made other birthday cards using the Hey Birthday Chick set that you can see in my post from March.

All of the images were stamped on Basic White cardstock with Memento Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends and either used paper snips to cut the images or used the Mini Cut Emboss Machine with the die.

Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to create beautiful cards and a bonus to be able to mix and match stamp sets together to make a really fun greeting card.

Another way to make your handmade greeting card extra special is to take some of the cardstock that you used in the card to add to the flap of your envelope.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂


Sweet Strawberry Birthday Card Idea

Hope you are enjoying your summer.  I can’t believe that summer is almost over, well the calendar says that, not the weather in Florida.

I created this Birthday Card using the  Sweet Strawberry bundle that is found in the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

This bundle  comes with the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch.

I just love how yummy and fresh those strawberries look, and how simple they are to make using the Two-Step stamping technique.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the outline of the strawberries and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad Ink for the outline of the leaves.

Then for the second step I used Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad Ink for the strawberries and Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad for the leaves.

When I was done with all of the stamping, I used the Strawberry Builder Punch and punched all the images out and using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Stampin’ Seal Adhesive, I put the card together.

For the final touch, I decorated the envelope to coordinate with the card by covering the flap of the envelope with the same Designer Series Paper that was used on the birthday card.

I have a couple more ideas that are in the works for this stamp set that will also include the Measure Of Love stamp set that is on page 32 of the annual catalog.  As soon as I finish I will share.

You can find this great bundle along with so many more fantastic stamp sets and bundles and Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog and the Mini Catalog.

Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration and you can earn FREE products from placing orders from both catalogs.  You can see all the FREE products by clicking on this link from one of my previous post called It’s Sale-A-Bration Time.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂