Wednesday, May 19, 2021

May Paper Crafting Blog Hop

Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the May Paper Crafting Blog Hop! I am participating in this blog hop with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the globe! You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Julia Mazur's blog. Great project, Julia! Welcome one and all.

The theme for this month's blog hop is "thinking of you-guys." This month I have been using two of my favorite carry over stamp sets. Today's card features the Nothing's Better Than Stamp Set and the 2021-23 In Color Designer Series Paper introduced in the new Annual Catalog. The card design is based on a Freshly Made Sketch from a couple of weeks back.

The card base is a side fold, portrait A2 (8 1/2" x 11" sheet, cut in half at 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4") in Basic White cardstock. There are three (3) layers in the embellishment build of the circles from the Layering Circles Dies. The first scalloped circle is the new 2021-23 In Color in Evening Evergreen cardstock, the middle layer is the 2021-23 In Color 6" X 6" DSP, and the third layer is Basic White. 

I have used Evening Evergreen throughout this project: the paper, the ink for the images and sentiment, plus the die cut "coffee" twice and layered them to give my "coffee" some depth. The coffee cups...LOVE those retro coffee cups!!

This is a fairly simple card highlighting the use of one color and second generation stamping technique, plus layering die cuts for depth.

So, now it is time to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Shirley Merker.

This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links in case you find yourself off track:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope my project has inspired your creativity. Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you so I can find your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it.

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Stamp On!!


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All the supplies used to create this card can be ordered through my online store.

Nothing's Better Than Stamp Set • Item# 158295 

2021-23 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Evening Evergreen • Item# 155576

2021-23 In Color Collection Evening Evergreen Cardstock • Item# 155574
2021-23 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Assortment • Item# 155641
Basic White Cardstock • Item# 159276

Love You More Than Dies • Item# 152698
Layering Circes Dies • Item# 151770

Don't forget your favorite adhesive. I recommend the new Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813 and Multipurpose Liquid Glue • Item# 110755 for this project. I did not use Stampin' Dimensionals on this project, but maybe I should have lifted the embellishment build • Item104430.

I would appreciate it if you use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store, however, do NOT use this Host Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $25 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed directions, please send me an email with a request for the "Nothing's Better Than Card 0521" Instruction Sheet.
Expiring May 31, 2021


(May 22, 2021 @ 11 AM) Moved from May 15
This month I am featuring stamp sets with images other than flowers. Keep motivated and crafting this month - I am so looking forward to seeing your creations. Take a picture of the cards you make and share with us all in the comments during my Facebook Live. For everyone that places an order of $25 or more using the monthly host code (see the sidebar), I will send you the next month's (June's) workshop card kits in advance of the workshop.

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(May 4 - June 14, 2021)
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(May 4 - May 31, 2021)
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(January 4, 2021 - June 30, 2021)
The January-June 2021 Mini Catalog is chock full of great products and inspiration. If you do not already have a copy of the Jan-June Mini Catalog, I still have copies. Message me for a copy. (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

(May 4, 2021 - May 2, 2022)
The 2021-22 Annual Catalog is live now. If you do not already have a copy of the catalog, and do not already have a  demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and send you a copy of your very own!  (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :)


  1. Sandy, great card for the coffee drinking guys! I love the circle and simplicity of your design!

    1. Thank you, Sue. I was thinking that maybe this card could also be a gal card too.

  2. I love the simpleness of this design! And you did great showcasing the new in-color as well! Great card.

    1. Thanks! I really like all of the new in colors.

  3. Coffee will improve any day, and getting that card along with a coffee would make it a perfect day!

  4. Monochromatic was a great choice for this card. Love it!

    1. Thanks, Joy. I wanted to try out my new DSP and this one turned out the best.

  5. What a nice guy card! I'm a big fan of the new In Colors and love your use of them.

    1. I like our new in colors too. I was not so sure about Evening Evergreen until I actually used it on this card Thanks for stopping by, Nancy.

  6. Love the retro coffee cups and monochromatic theme! I think I'm going to love the Evening Evergreen color. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Sometimes a card gets too "busy" with a multiple color scheme. I think this one is just right!

  7. Great card Sandy! I wouldn't have thought to use that bundle for a masculine card...but your's is perfect for my Brother-in-law!

    1. Thanks. It would be my honor for you to CASE this card!

  8. I love it! This is one of my favorite stamp sets!