#TBT Stampin’ Up! Style

I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a long time. My mom has an original idea book and some of the original stamps from Stampin’ Up! Shelli & LaVonne started SU while still living in my home town of Boulder City, NV. I kept meaning to get my mom’s idea book when we go down to visit but never remember. Then the other night I took Bubs with me to a 2nd hand store in town and found an idea book by Stampin’ Up from 1996! It was $3 and I HAD to have it.

So the idea behind the #TBT Stampin’ Up! Style, is to take an old idea from the old idea book or something similar and create something new, with new products and new stamps, etc.

Here is my first one. Bubs absolutely LOVED it. I mean emoji’s are HUGE right now. We have a  poop emoji balloon at our house. In fact, I wanted to do a poop emoji on this card but my punch I needed was MIA so I didn’t add it but it would be easy to have made one of those as well.


This is the  image from the 1996 Idea Book. I think it’s cute and it’s fun to see “emoji’s” from 20 years ago! Who knew 😉IMG_20160608_215527


I knew I wanted to do the heart eyes and then one with a tongue sticking out. I couldn’t quite figure out how to do the tongue with the circle punches and then I realized I could use this Petite Petals flower punch and I just cut off the petals!



Here’s the finished product with NEW SU product! Isn’t it so fun!


Items Used:

Balloon Bouquet Punch

Petite Petals Punch

Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies

Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp Set

Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Dapper Denim 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

Red Glimmer Paper

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

Smokey Slate Stampin’ Pad

Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker

Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine

Snail Adhesive

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Fine-Tip Glue Pen


My Creative Entries

It’s really hard to pick your FAVORITE or BEST projects when you’re limited in the number of items you can submit. I would love this opportunity. So here are my creations.


The following banner is one of my favorite banners I’ve made. I combined the snowflake kit, the canvas banner kit and the add-on kit. I also make 3 extra rosettes. I added some bells to give it some more flair. I LOVE it!


Some close-ups!



Curled Ribbon Wreath – This wreath was so much fun to make and so so easy. I completed it – start to finish in one night (just a couple hours). You just take you bone folder and lots and lots of 3/4″ strips of paper and curl them and then you use straight pins to attach them to a foam wreath. So much fun. I gave this as the final gift in a secret sister holiday gift exchange at work – along with the fun banner below.

Christmas Curled Paper Wreath

I received a box of “FREEBIES” for participating in a contest…Now, I’m not remember which one 🙂 I got the stocking die and some paper and the embellishments and the sweater trim ribbon. I braided the ribbon to add a bit of detail to the banner. It turned out really fun!
Christmas Mini Banner

We do a Valentine’s Charity event at work to support a charity run by a board/committee of employees. The asked if I would make some Valentine’s cards to sell. I made these cards and made matching envelopes. The sold out in the first half hour of them being in there.
Valentine Pop Up Card

The group that I’m apart of prides itself in the quality of swaps that we do. We don’t really have to give guidelines to our swaps – we just say “Queens Standard”. This was the card I made to swap for our last gathering. It was actually chosen by my peers as the best card! I did CASE part of the idea from a card I saw on Pinterest but really stepped it up. If you click on the link you can see.
Gold Goddess

I wish I had a big/better picture of this card! I made this card for my hubby for Valentine’s this year. He is a VERY manly man. Likes to get his hands dirty working on projects in the garage, whether it be a truck, a wood working project, etc. It’s REALLY hard to make cards that don’t yell girly in some sort. This was what I came up with. He LOVED it and thought it was the best card I had ever made (because it was the most masculine).
I Freakin' Love You Card


This is one of my favorite scrapbook pages I’ve made. I made them for Convention Swap last year. I love it!

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A close up




This is the matching card I made for that swap. Enjoy!