Ornamental Pine with a Stamping Technique for Fall!

ornamental pine stamp set Do you have the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog yet? Email me at karen@karentitus.com 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 karen@karentitus.com 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 kare@karentitus.com 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!

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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Get Creative with My Paper Pumpkin!

I love the My Paper Pumpkin kit for August that just arrived! (You can still get 2 months at half-price! Keep read to find out how.)

My Paper Pumpkin First, I will show you a few cards I made using the kit instructions and then I will you you what I did to make them totally different!

Aren’t these adorable little cards with tied envelopes? You get supplies to make four little cards like this and four larger cards.

stampin up my paper pumpkin

congrats card handmade

All of the supplies to make these are included in the kit and the set of five little stamps are precious! You get lots of extra tags to use on other cards too.

To change things up, this are two cards I created:

blendabilities technique card

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On this card, I used a fine line pen to trace the stencil onto my paper.

Then I colored with Blendabilities.

How easy is that?

sponging technique for cards

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This card has a much softer look because it was all done with sponging!

I chose three colors (Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight) and, with the sponge daubers, just sponged directly on the stencil so the space is filled in with circles.

Video Tutorial on Creativity with My Paper Pumpkin Pumpkin August 2014

and here is SU!’s video on making the 8 cards and envelopes:

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A regular subscription is $19.95. Right now, you can get your first two months half-off. I love getting this fun surprise in the mail and I know you will too! (It makes a great gift too!)

Just go to https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en/

Click on “join” and enter the coupon code HALFOFF2    When it asks for your demonstrator, if you are purchasing through me, its Karen Titus in Minneapolis, MN.

(I will send you a welcome gift!)

This offer is good through September 10 so don’t wait!!!

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Ray of Sunshine, Boys Will Be Boys, and More: Card Parade!

Its a beautiful day for a card parade, so sit back and enjoy!

Boys will be Boys stamp set


Isn’t this a cute robot from the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set?

I love the touches of red chevron paper and the arrow in this card by Lisa Wellman.

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Mallory Walters made this gorgeous card with the Ray of Sunshine stamp set. I love how she used the string of sequins all around the sun.

Kind Koala



Kind Koala is a much loved single stamp. Here, Bert Charpentier used a creative cut-out to frame the stamp.

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The vase and the tiny punched out flowers from the Pictogram Punches stamp set are the centerpiece of this colorful card by Lisa Petricka.

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and this beautiful spool card was created by Denise Jorgensen using the Punch Envelope Board. I made some spool cards quite a while ago and you can see those by clicking here. I also posted some mini spool cards here.

I hope these card inspire you to try out something new! Happy stamping over this weekend!
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Kinda Eclectic is Calling All Heroes in this Handmade Card!

Calling All Heroes stampin up Back again with this lovely city skyline stamp from the Calling All Heroes stamp set.

This time the sun (from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set) is shining … and even the words “sending sunshine” fit!

You know how much I love the city skyline stamp. I also love this tiny alphabet from the same stamp set, Calling All Heroes!

I guess that is really a lot of stamps I love from this stamp set…. and I still haven’t used them all. (Did you know that there are 60 different stamps in this stamp set????)

In the video below I will show you how I line up the letters and use these tiny stamps when several of the same letter are needed.

Calling All Heroes with this Stamping Tip for Tiny Letters!

The combination of Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss colors gives a dramatic look to this card. Is it on your wish list yet?

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