Retired Stampin' Up! products hold a special place in the crafting community, and their continued use offers numerous advantages. These products become rare and collectible over time, adding a unique value to any crafter’s collection. Using retired stamps, inks, and papers can give your projects a distinctive touch that sets them apart from others. This uniqueness can be particularly beneficial if you sell your crafts or participate in crafting challenges, as it allows your work to stand out with elements that are no longer readily available.

HDS with Scallops!

by ktstamps, 1:34 PM

Handmade cards have long been cherished for their personal touch and unique flair, offering a heartfelt way to communicate sentiments for various occasions. Incorporating scallops into your card designs can add an elegant and sophisticated edge, transforming a simple card into a work of art. Scallops are a series of curves or semi-circles that create a decorative border, and they can be used in various ways to enhance the visual appeal of your cards. 

TTDT with Slimlines

by ktstamps, 12:00 AM

Slimline cards have become a popular trend in the world of card making, offering a unique and elegant format that stands out from the traditional card sizes. These elongated cards typically measure around 3.5 x 8.5 inches, allowing for a distinctive look that can be easily mailed in a standard business envelope. The additional space provides ample room for creative expression, making them a favorite among crafters who enjoy experimenting with layouts and designs.


My cat bit me on Monday night and I had an infection...surgery was delayed until the end of July.   I am bummed and I also understand.  I recorded videos for those recovery days and I have scrambled to put together a OK Hump Day Sketches.  

HDS w/Beautiful Summer Colors

by ktstamps, 1:13 PM

Creating handmade greeting cards using summer colors from Stampin' Up! is a delightful and rewarding craft that can bring a splash of warmth and joy to your projects. Stampin' Up! is renowned for its high-quality crafting supplies, and its summer palette is perfect for capturing the vibrant energy of the season. Whether you are an experienced card maker or just starting out, these colors can inspire various beautiful designs.

Throw the Dice Thursday is a wonderful way to challenge yourself.  Masculine cards are something that challenge me.  So, this puts me in a very uncomfortable zone.  I worry, research, and do A LOT of casing.  I like to say CASING is Copy and Slightly Edit.  Here is my casing from "Creative Stamping Design" and "Stamping with Melissa!"  Thank you so much for your talent and creative ideas!  

More Christmas Card Ideas in June

by ktstamps, 12:27 PM

Creating Christmas cards in June or July may seem unconventional to some, but it offers a delightful and stress-free way to prepare for the holidays. By starting your card-making early, you can avoid the last-minute rush that often accompanies the festive season. This lets you put thought and creativity into each card, making them more personalized and meaningful for your loved ones. Additionally, working on Christmas cards during the summer can be a fun and relaxing activity, offering a break from the usual warm-weather routines.

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