The Bird Builder Punch Makes a Get Well Card!

Bird Punch get well card Just a quick share today of this cute card I received from Sally Anderson!

The pattern for this Stair Step Fold Card is below.

I love the details with the umbrella and the Fringe Scissors grass!

stampin up get well card

Looking at this card flat will give you a better idea of how the folds work.

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The card is made with a sheet of cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

Cut on the solid lines and score on the dotted lines.

Then you will just work with the folds until the card looks right!

Have fun with this idea!

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Work of Art: Honoring Teachers on Labor Day!

Work of Art Stamp Set makes a flower Who better to honor on Labor Day than teachers?

Mary Burks, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Pittsburg, CA (and Tim’s sister) designed this beautiful card and hosted a free event at a local coffee shop for people to come and help make the cards!

Isn’t that an awesome idea?

handmade thank you card for teachers

Do you see how the flower on the front is “growing” right off the card?


The front of the card says “thank you” and the inside says “for helping our children grow”.

Beautiful card and beautiful sentiment!

If you have questions or comments for Mary, you can contact her by clicking on her blog here.

This Work of Art stamp set is a favorite! You can do so many things with it!



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Ornamental Pine with a Stamping Technique for Fall!

ornamental pine stamp set Do you have the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog yet? Email me at if you need one!

I’m sure you will love it as much as I do!

Here is a preview card using the Ornamental Pine stamp set and a cool stamping technique using a brayer.

I did this one as a Christmas card, but it would work just as well for a birthday card, sympathy card, or any autumn card!

Plus….its easy to do!!!! Just watch the short video below!

Just a Minute Stamping Techniques: Brayering a Strip of Sky

Remember to email me if you need the Holiday catalog!

And now….go enjoy this three day weekend!

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Handmade MDS Journal and on the Road to Recovery!

The new catalog is live today! Email me at if you need one in the mail!

I am recovering nicely from yesterday’s surgery and hadn’t planned to post yet today….but

MDS handmade journalI am feeling so grateful today for health, family, and friends and I wanted to quickly share with you this amazing album done in MDS (My Digital Studio) that I received from my upline Denise Waddell!

I have plenty of things I plan to write in it!

Isn’t it wonderful that we can make special gifts using our creativity (and/or our “copying” ability)? There is nothing like handmade to give that extra “thinking of you” quality.

I am thankful for all of you who take the time to read what I share on this blog. I always love comments and I always love emails if you have any questions.

Check out my facebook update today where I thank my husband Tim.

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Last Chance Holiday Stamp Sets..Don’t Miss These!

Some of my favorite Holiday stamp sets are available only through August 27 so check them out now!!!!

Festive Flurry stamp set Here are a few samples and then I will show the entire list of retiring products below!

**I will be having surgery on Wednesday, August 27 so I won’t be available to help you with an order that day.

I don’t want you to miss out, so please let me know today or tomorrow if you have any questions.

I would love to talk with you!

poinsettia package tie

stampin up punched card

Joyful Christmas stamp set

stampin up christmas card

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This last card is a beautiful card – but the photographer was certainly off her game that day! (That would be me, of course)

If you don’t own the Big Shot yet, you will want it to make cards like this and more…..  Remember that just until the end of August, when you buy a Stampin’ Up! Big Shot, you will get to choose a bundle (value up to $50) for FREE! Then add the Festive Flurries Framelits or the Holiday Ornament Framelits and you will be set for some gorgeous cards!

Clicking on any of the items below will take you to my online store.


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Are You a Back Porch Stamper Yet?

Introducing some changes to my online stamp club…called the Back Porch Stampers….plus a card and video to follow, so keep reading!

online stamp club This is a club with no commitment! Any month that you place a minimum $30 order in my online store (by clicking on the shop button on the right), you will receive videos and PDFs for three special projects that I don’t share anywhere else.

(This is a sneak preview of one of the cards for this month.)

Plus….you receive a handmade card from me in the mail – and often, an extra little surprise!

Plus….when you order six months in a row, you get to choose a FREE stamp set from me!

Let me surprise and delight you!



The preview of the card above uses the All is Calm Snowflake Embellishment so I thought I would share another card using this same accessory:

white christmas stamp set

Aren’t these snowflake charms pretty?

This time, I wanted to add a touch of red to go with the red cardinal, so I put a red Candy Dot right in the center.

The White Christmas stamp set is so much fun to work with because you can build all kinds of winter scenes with the 13 stamps included in this set.

I took a piece of Soft Sky card stock, put it through the Big Shot with only part of an Oval Framelit to create the cutout.

The Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder reflects the snowy scene.

Just a Minute Stamping Tip: Snowflake Embellishments for a White Christmas!

Ready to give the Back Porch Stampers a Try?

Just place a minimum $30 order through my online store (click on the shop button on the right side)  and you are in the club! So go ahead, try it and let me know what you think!

Email me at if you have any questions. I would love to see you in the club!

Karen Titus

P.S. Did I mention that club members have a private Facebook page where we all share ideas and where I provide extra fun stuff?

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Holiday Home Stamp Set for Quick and Easy Gifts!

How often do you find yourself needing a quick little something to bring to welcome a new neighbor or to give a dinner host?

 Holiday Home Stamp Set to the Rescue!

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Just a Minute Stamping Tips: Welcome a New Neighbor or Thanks a Host!

Holiday Home handmade card On the video, I made the card, but my husband Tim made the bread, of course!

You could use attach this card to any baked goods, a bottle of wine, some flowers, or anything else you can think of.

It will make your gift even more special!

The “happy new home” is a fun message for a housewarming gift, but replacing it with “thank you” makes it fit any occasion.

I just stamped one of the three houses from the Holiday Home stamp set and colored it with aqua painters and ink refills. I roughed up the edges with the Stampin’ distress tool and attached one of the cute In Color Clothespins.

That’s it! You are all set with a quick and easy gift!


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