A Good Man

Thought today that I would make a masculine card today using the "A Good Man" stamp set. I don't make that many but it is important to remember the men in our lives. So I thought this would be a good one for a birthday or father's day. 
Supplies used:

  • Whisper white (base)
  • Night of Navy c/s
  • Balmy Blue c/s
  • Come Sail Away DSP
  • Blends (olive, balmy blue, daffodil & ivory)
  • Stitched rectangle dies
  • Stamp sets: A Good Man and Timeless Tropical

Music From the Heart - Baby Grand Piano Easel Card

Music From the Heart stamp set is a great set for the music lovers out there. This stamp set was designed by Dawn Olchefske - a Stampin' Up! 1 million sales sales achiever!!  This card is also one she created and I had to case it.  I modified it a bit by using black foil paper instead of card stock for the piano and keys. I believe that I will be getting a lot of used out of this set!  Be sure to get yours here. 

Forever Blossoms

I really like trying out new card folds. I saw this fold online and really like the look of it. It will press down flat so that it fits into an envelop.
This card features the beautiful Forever Blossom stamp set, the coordinating dies (Cherry Blossom dies) and Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP.  On the back panels I have layered some white so that I can write my message. 
The base of the card is Pool Party (8" x 6") and has been scored to create the folds. The layers are basic gray and white. I colored the blossoms with Petal Pink blends and the leaves with old olive blends. All the items used on this card can be found in my online store

Lasting Elegance Dies - Valentine's Day Card

Welcome to Stampin' Dreams February Blog Hop!
 You are arriving at For The Love Of Stamping. This month's theme is Valentine's Day - the most romantic day of the year!
Here is what I created for you to see...
I made this card for my hubby. 

I love these new dies that are available from the Jan to June mini catalog. They are called Lasting Elegance . 

My color theme is Whisper White and Blushing Bride with a touch of gold. I started with a card base using thick Whisper White and layered Blushing Bride on top.  Using the lasting Elegance dies I die cut the corners (2 different dies) and layered this onto the card base layers.  My next layer uses the Stitched Be Mine dies (all the hearts). The "cluster" of hearts are die cut from gold foil paper and the "focal" heart was cut twice - one in white and one in Blushing Bride - so that I could frame the white heart and make it "pop".  The greeting is from the Be Mine stamp set.
The heart layers were popped up with dimensionals. 
I hope I have inspired you for Valentine's day. Now be sure to continue your Valentine's journey to the next blog to see all the wonderful Valentine's day creations.  Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day.

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CLASS: Painted Poppies

Painted Poppies Card Class
March 7th, 2020
1:00 - 3:30 pm
My home
Registration with payment by Feb. 19th required to reserve your spot.
Use contact form on the left.

Class Options

All Included - Stamp Set & 2 Stampin' Blends markers (Poppy Parade)  $60

The Class & Blends (Poppy Parade) = $30 

Gang's All Meer Sunset

The inspiration for this card comes from a talented lady - Jackie Aitkens. This adorable stamp set is called The Gang's All Meer and is free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration - don't wait to take advantage of the SAB as it only runs until March 31, 2020.
I love this idea of taking an outline stamp and coloring it in like this.  The sunset was sponged with Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo.  Love the way it turned out - hope you do too! 

Forever Blossoms - So Pretty

I made this card using a couple of stamp sets
Forever Blossoms (cherry blossom)
Parisian Beauty (script)
Peaceful Moments (greeting - die cut with Stitched So Sweetly dies)
I must be in a pink and white mood because this is the 2nd card I made today. 
The flowers were colored with sponge daubers (Flirty Flamingo and Cherry Cobbler) and the leaves with sponge daubers and Pear Pizzazz ink.
I stamped the script and the greeting in Blushing Bride. Both the cherry blossom and greeting were popped up on dimensionals and the final touch was to add 3 rhinestones from the Nobel Peacock pack.  

Poppy Moments Dies

I spotted a card very similar to this online by "Nice People Stamp" and I had to case it.  It showcases the Poppy Moments Dies (151594). Sadly this is the 1st time I used the dies and I have had them for a couple of months now! Also featured on the gorgeous card is the Layered with Kindness stamp set  (151655) and co-ordinating punch Label Me Lovely (151296).
The gold leaves are 2 layers. The back layer is gold foil paper (132622) and the top layer is gold glimmer paper (146958). 
I love how this card turned out - white and blushing bride paper give it such a soft look.  

Stampin' Dreams Jan 2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamping Dreams Jan. 2020 blog hop. You are currently visiting For the Love of Stamping (Tracie St-Louis) from Ottawa, Ontario Canada! This months theme is 
"Case a Card! The card I am casing is one from the 2020 SAB Catalog.

This card features the SAB 
Golden Honey Specialty DSP and the Honey Bee Bundle (153792) from the 2020 Mini Catalog. Because I didn't purchase the stamp set (Honey Bee) from the bundle I utilized the Specialty Designer Series Paper for the beehive, flower and bee images.
To case this card here is what I did.  
  • Card base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" - Basic Black
  • Honeycomb layer - 5" x 3 3/4" - Golden Honey DSP
  • Polka dot layer - 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" - Golden  Honey DSP 
  • Beehive - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" - Golden Honey DSP - cut on a diagonal using the beehive die from the Detailed Bees dies (151526)
  • Bumble bee & flower - die cut from Golden Honey DSP
  • The greeting was stamped from "A Friend Like You" stamp set
  • Golden Honey DSP- Free With $60 Order
  • The final touch are some rhinestones.
I love that Stampin' Up! coordinates the dies with the DSP!  It enabled me to case the card without the stamp set! 
I hope that you enjoyed your stop at my blog. Now hop on over to the next blog for more CASE'D ideas.

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Kre8tor Jan 2020 Blog Hop - SAB and Mini Catalog

Welcome to the Jan 2020 Kre8tor's Blog Hop. You have just landed on For The Love Of Stamping - Tracie St-Louis. This months theme is Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalog. There are so many amazing products in both catalogs.  I love SAB! It is a yearly Stampin' Up! promotion that gives everyone an opportunity to earn free products with a qualifying order. If you don't have a copy yet of the catalogs be sure to use my "Contact Me" form on the left side bar to request one (Cdn residents only). In the meantime you can download them from the right side bar. For my card,  I have chosen the Timeless Tropical Bundle (153811) & the Tropical Oasis DSP (151252).  
Look at all the gorgeous colors in the designer series paper pack! The sheets are 12 x 12 and you get 2 of each in the package.  The color pallet consists of all the colors: Real Red, Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody. Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock & Soft Suede. 

I designed my card with the gorgeous floral patterned DSP. The
base is Cherry Cobbler. I found that it matches really well with the DSP even though it is not one of the colors in the pallet. I have layered the DSP onto Shaded Spruce and popped the layer up on dimesionals. The center layers use the Starburst punch (Daffodil Delight) and White. I stamped the flower in Daffodil and then the greeting in Memento on top of the flowers. I used the In The Tropics dies (151495) to cut a flower and added a Champagne Rhinestone (151193) to the center. This layer was adhered to a strip of white that I stamped the same flower image in Daffodil and then adhered the whole layer with dimensionals to the center of the card. 
Thank you for stopping by For The Love Of Stamping. I hope you have enjoyed my card. Now hop on over to Alexandra Rauf's blog for more amazing projects.

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From Messy To Creative! Bonanza Buddies

Sometimes being creative can be time consuming and messy in order to get the look you want.  I have been playing with this card for the better part of 4 hours and FINALLY it came together. But to get there I made a HUGE mess! I mean there was STUFF EVERYWHERE!  Check out the photo below of my dining room table! I didn't want to cover the adorable Birthday Bonanza DSP so I stamped the Koala, die cut him and then layered it onto vellum cardstock so that the DSP shows through. I also initially had the greeting on a black rectangular piece of card stock and decided to cut around it so that more the DSP was visible. Funny how something so simple can make such a huge difference!. I love the final result of this card and I think my stampers at my Inspiration Extravaganza on the 18th will as well.  I love this stamp set. It is called Bonanza Buddies and there are several images in the set. It also as a coordinating set of dies that by the way happen to also fit the images in the coordinating DSP!  All these items are available in the 2020 Mini Catalog that just went live on the 3rd. 
Here are all the "new" products I used on this card:

  • Bonanza Buddies Bundle #153815
  • Label Me Lovely Punch #151296
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies #151690
Also used on this card
  • Vellum Cardstock
  • Black, Coastal Cabana & White cardstock
  • Smokey Slate, White (craft) & Black ink

Be sure to check out this amazing suite in my online store.
Oh and if that is not enough, there are also some coordinating embellishments that you can earn for free with a $60 net order - BECAUSE IT IS SALE-A-BRATION!!!!!!  WOOHOO!
You have to get this suite! TRUST ME you won't regret it!

Pedal To The Metal - New Stamp Set - 2020 Mini Catalog

A fabulous example from Stampin' Up! showing us how combining 2 stamp sets to make one awesome card. This card is geared towards the "Artfully Avid" stamper. The techniques used are Watercoloring and Sponging. This would make a fantastic card for an outdoorsy guy or girl - don't you think?
All the supplies for this card are listed below and you can purchase them all online here 
Here is what was used to make this card

  • 146386 - Stamp Set Photopolymer Waterfront, 
  • 151591 - Stamp Set Cling Pedal To The Metal


  • 100702 - Old Olive, 
  • 100730 - Whisper White, 
  • 101910 Shimmery White,
  • 115318 Soft Suede, 
  • 150883 - Seaside Spray


  • 132708 - Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black, 
  • 147111 - Classic Stampin' Pad Mossy Meadow, 
  • 147113 Classic Stampin' Pad Smoky Slate, 
  • 147115 - Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Suede, 
  • 147138 Classic Stampin' Pad Blueberry Bushel


  • 103683 - Mini Glue Dots, 
  • 103954 - Aqua Painters, 
  • 104331 - Adhesive Refill Snail Permanent,
  • 104430 - Stampin’ Dimensionals, 
  • 133773 - Sponge Daubers, 
  • 151775 - Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

2020 Occasion Card Club - Registration Now Open

Starting Jan 31st my Occasion Card Club begins. I am offering Friday night and Saturday afternoon sessions.
Please note that I have changed the format of this club. You can get all the details here 

Available Jan 3, 2020 - Music From The Heart

Here is a brand new stamp set coming on Jan 3, 2020 - perfect for all those music enthusiasts and musicians! As a child I learned to play the piano and will sometimes (not often enough) sit down and play. I find it so relaxing.
This card features the baby grand. Included in the set are 6 messages and 8 images - some of which you can see on my card. This card was inspired by one that I saw on Pinterest - created by Dawn Olchefske. Dawn actually created the stamp set. I love it.
Card Supplies:
Card stock: Black, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Red Rhinestones
Be sure to contact me if you would like a copy of the mini Jan to June mini catalog (use the "contact me" form on the left side bar - Canadian residents only)

Parisian Beauty - Amour

Inspired by my recent trip to Las Vegas (I bet you thought I was going to say Paris - LOL). For my 25th wedding anniversary my hubby and I went to Vegas where we stayed at the Paris Hotel.  The Parisian Beauty bundle will be available on Jan. 3, 2020 in the mini Jan - June catalog. 
I created this card with black and silver foil paper, some vellum cardstock as well as navy and black cardstock.  The moon was sponged with a couple of shades of yellow to make the Eiffel Tower pop. I finished the card with some Nobel Peacock rhinestones. Can't wait for my stampers to use this bundle at my Inspiration Stamp Camp Extravaganza on Jan. 18th.