Have A Beary Sweet Birthday featuring Stamp Anniething

Card features Build A Caring Bear
Limited Edition Set by Stamp Anniething

The art of gift-giving isn’t just about what’s inside the box. Adding a personal touch to your greeting card can make all the difference, especially when it’s for someone very special. That’s why I’m excited to share with you this really cute new set from Stamp Anniething that can be customized for any occasion and recipient.

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I created a birthday card using the Build A Caring Bear set, as well as patterned paper from the SUMMER TROPICS pack as a background. So, let’s dive in and see how to make this versatile square card.

The first thing you’ll need is a 5 1/4 in square card base. This size will provide enough space to showcase your creativity while still being efficient enough to mail. Next, you’re going to create your characters using the Build A Caring Bear set. The great thing about this set is that you can mix and match the different elements like faces, arms and belly tag to create your unique bear. I decided to go with a Happy Cupcake Bear because I wanted to create a festive and colorful birthday card.

Once I BUILT my bear, I started creating a fun birthday scene. To do this, I downloaded a free digital image that coordinated with the image on my bear’s belly. It’s easy to do and it provides a great way to add a personal touch to your card. I went with a cupcake!

Free Digital Image – unknown source, so sorry

I wanted to create texture on the card, so I used patterned paper from the SUMMER TROPICS pack to make the background. The bright colors and versatile patterns are perfect for a celebration and it compliments the bear image well. I cut a total of four (4) two-and-a-quarter inch squares and a 2 1/2 inch square in white and a 2 3/4 inch square in black to frame and then place in center on the diagonal using double-sided foam tape. I had a small square scrap I added from the Pets Grab & Go Box (no longer available), that I added to the center of the square.

6×6 paper pack – 24 pages

Finally, I added a sentiment to the top right of the card, wishing the recipient a BEARY sweet birthday. It’s simple, but heartfelt, and it ties everything together nicely. Added some Enamel Dots from Stamp Anniething to repeat the pops of color in a triangular pattern, to draw your rye from the sentiment to the cherry on the cupcake and back to the sentiment again.

Build A Caring Bear Birthday Card

In conclusion, with little effort, anyone can make a sweet, personalized birthday card using the Build A Caring Bear set and Summer Tropics patterned paper. You can change the occasion, color scheme or even switch out the face, belly badge and arm positions to create a unique design tailored to whomever you’re giving it to. It’s a thoughtful gesture that shows you care, and the recipient will surely appreciate the time and effort put into it. Happy creating!

Happy Easter Card featuring Stamp Anniething Classic

Happy Easter card featuring Stamp Anniething classic: For Peeps Sake

Dusting off old stamp sets always brings about a wave of creativity and nostalgia. With Easter fast approaching, I decided to take out an older stamp set from Stamp Anniething called “For Peeps Sake”. This set was released before the immensely popular Chibi line but still has the same cute and fun aesthetic that Stamp Anniething is known for.

I started by stamping the bunny in the grass, bunny holding Easter egg and basket, carrot, egg, flowerpot and chick from the set onto white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored them in with Copic markers, sticking to a soft pastel color palette to keep with the Easter theme. I also used a white gel pen to add some highlights and details to the images. I fussy cut the images and also removed the flowerpot from the flowers do I could embellish the sentiment a bit by popping flowers and sentiment up with double-sided foam tape.

For Peeps Sake by Stamp Anniething

For the background, I wanted to create a simple and whimsical scene. I used Distress Oxide inks in shades of blue and green to blend a sky and grass background, respectively. I also added some clouds using the clouds builder stencil by incorporating some white pigment ink. I used the grass builder stencil and ink blended in green on the bottom half of the card front. The background panel was cut from specialty paper called GEMINIO PAPER, a glossy paper that is not quite Yupo, but close. It stands up to dome fun ink and watercolor techniques and doesn’t warp or pill.

To finish off the card, I stamped a sentiment from the set onto a strip of extra ink-blended Geminino paper and this will be adhered to the top left hand corner over a banner I made using the carrot stamp and coloring up with my Copics for added interest.

Overall, I had a blast dusting off this old Stamp Anniething set and using it to create a fun Easter card. It just goes to show that sometimes, it’s worth looking back and giving some love to the stamp sets we may have overlooked from the past. Now go find a TREASURE from your stash and share what you make! Happy Crafting!

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Scrappy Boy Stamps March Release On Sale NOW!!

Attention stamping and paper-crafting enthusiasts! Scrappy Boy Stamps has just released their much-anticipated March release, and it is now available for purchase on their website, http://www.scrappyboy.com. This month’s release features an array of adorable and whimsical stamps and coordinating products, perfect for adding a touch of charm and whimsy to your paper crafts.

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this month’s release:


💖She’s A Dream 6×8 Stamp Set & Dies

She’s A Dream 6×8 Stamp Set

💜She’s A Dream 6×6 & 4×9 Paper Packs

She’s A Dream 6×6 & 4×9 Paper Packs

💖She’s A Dream Bottle builder Stencil

She’s A Dream Bottle builder Stencil

💜She’s A Dream Background Stencil

She’s A Dream Background Stencil

💖She’s A Dream Colored Die Cut Pieces


🖤Goth Girl 6×8 Stamp Set & Dies

Goth Girl 6×8 Stamp Set

🖤Goth Girl Window 4×4 Stamp set (no die)

Goth Girl Window 4×4 Stamp set

🖤Goth Girl Layered Background Stencil

Goth Girl Layered Background Stencil

🖤Goth Girl 6×6 Paper Pack

Goth Girl 6×6 Paper Pack

🖤Goth Girl Colored Die Cut Pieces


These are the coordinated products included in this month’s release. Each stamp is made from high-quality photopolymer, ensuring crisp and clean images every time. Plus, they are easy to store and organize thanks to their slim design.

In addition to their stamps, Scrappy Boy Stamps also offers a variety of other crafting supplies, including dies, stencils, and pre-colored die-cut pieces. Plus, with free shipping on orders over $100, it’s the perfect time to stock up on all your crafting essentials.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to http://www.scrappyboy.com now to check out their March release and all the other wonderful products they have to offer. After that, all that’s left is to START CREATING!!

Celebrating International Pi Day on 3/14

I am following up after my LIVE held on Tuesday, 3/14, International Pi Day, where I started to share how to get creative and make something fun and unique to honor the day! And what better and CALORIE FREE way to celebrate Pi Day, than by creating a pie shaker element using the Circle Shaker Basics 1 set from Stamp Anniething?

A pre-recorded video will be shared on the Stamp Anniething Stampers Facebook page shortly which will provide additional details and elaborate more on how to create this shaker element and two 5.5 inch square cards. My initial LIVE was cut short due to a family emergency and appreciate everyone’s concern. We are all good now!

Card using Pie Shaker Element

To get started, you’ll need the Circle Shaker Basics 1 set, some cardstock in your desired color, chipboard, acetate sheet, shaker bits and liquid adhesive. Begin by die-cutting 5 circles using the circle “frame” die from the set – one from cardstock and the others from chipboard. Make sure when gluing together, they match up in size.

Shaker Basics 1 from Stamp Anniething
5 chipboard & 1 card-stock – image shows which dies to use to cut. Keep negative pieces for a future project. Cut acetate sheet with the single die at the top. Later, we will use this to seal your pie and create barrier to hold shaker bits in.

Next, layer of each die-cut with the liquid adhesive and use brayer or your fingers to make sure the layers are stacked evenly and ensure there is no air or separation between layers to prevent your shaker bits from escaping.

Running brayer over each layer helps create a strong seal, keeping shaker fill where it belongs.

Now, add the shaker bits-on top of the cardstock circle in the well you created, as desired – you can add whatever you want to create interest (sequins, clay shaker bits, etc). I used jelly dots. You can use one color or simply mix a variety of colors for a more random look, as I have done here. Once you’re happy with how the shaker filling are arranged, carefully glue the cardstock circle onto the top on the acetate circle to seal.

See the depth created by layering chipboard versus using foam tape.
To create wavy pie crust edge, trace circle onto coordinating card stock. Then cut with scissors a curvy edge about 1/2 inch wider than the initial line drawn. Ink blend edges to look like it browned in oven and finish with white gel pen for added interest.
This photo shows the different pieces that will be glued together to create pie
Fill well with shaker bits after gluing down to free-handed circle you traced and fussy cut to create the wavy outside of the pie crust edge. This seals one side of your pie element. Place something heavy to ensure good adhesion.

Finally, you can add some touches to make it look like a pie – for example, you can cut small strips of card stock in 1/4 in strips either with decorative scissors or your paper trimmer. Consider ink blending the edges to create a visual effect of being browned in the oven. Other options for a decorative edge could be to use the edger dies from Stamp Anniething to make it look more like rippled pastry to form the lattice crust.

Edger dies/see smaller scalloped above
Ink blend your strips and glue down in s lattice design snd then cut off any edges that hang over.
Layer strips and glue down to single frame to create pie top.

And voila – you now have a pie shaker element that you can use to decorate cards, scrapbook pages, or even as a fun little trinket to give away as a gift, attached to a tag, memordex card or mini recipe album! The possibilities are endless, and the best part is that you can customize it to fit your personal style and preference.

Finished pie element

So why not get your creative juices flowing and make your own pie shaker element to not just celebrate International Pi Day, but stretch your current die stash and use your supplies in a new, unique and fun ways!?!

Example of 5.5 inch square card paired up with a chibi

Happy crafting!

Final Card Project using pie element without chibi

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Scrappy Boy Stamps March Release Sneak Peek Day 1

Day 1 Teaser

Hello, all you paper crafting enthusiasts out there!

I am excited to announce that the March 2023 Scrappy Boy release is just around the corner, and wanted to give you a sneak peek into what you can expect on the first day of this exciting release.

First on our list is a set of brand new patterned papers in both 6×6 and slimline, each one featuring bright and bold designs that are perfect for adding a pop of color to your projects. All of Scrappy Boy patterned papers are printed on high-quality card stock and are sure to make your projects stand out! The paper is so lush and vibrant, and you can feel the quality in the weight and look of each piece of the double-sided pages.

Next up, there will be coordinating stencils and pre-colored die-cuts that will help you to create stunning layouts and cards in minutes. The die-cut embellishments feature all the cute images, colored up, cut and ready to add a touch of personality to your scrapbook pages, cards, planners and other projects you are working on. The stencils can pull a background together in just minutes and are great for both beginners and experts alike!

And last but not least, there will be a new set of stamp and coordinating outline die sets featuring the fun and quirky cute girls’ line for adding a playful touch to your projects and of course the main Scrappy Boy Stamp Release that will hopefully make all your wishes and dreams come true!!! These stamps and dies are made from high-quality materials and will give you endless hours of crafting fun.

Of course, these are just a few of the exciting products that are in store for you during the March 2023 Scrappy Boy release. I can’t wait to share more sneak peeks with you in the coming days, so be sure to stay tuned and get ready to be inspired!

Thank you for choosing Scrappy Boy, and happy crafting!

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Thinking Outside The Box! Get Creative With Stamps You Already Have

When it comes to card making, versatility is key. One of the best ways to get the most out of your stamp sets is to think outside the box and use them in ways they weren’t originally intended. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to create unique and unexpected cards using versatile stamp sets. The example I am sharing uses an older Scrappy Boy Stamps set called Happy Fall Y’All to create a whimsical Easter card.

Use stamps and dies in ways they were not originally intended.

Firstly, it’s important to look at the individual elements of your stamp set and consider how you can use them in different contexts. For example, a set featuring leaves, pumpkins and acorns might seem perfect for autumn-themed cards, but what if you used those same elements to create a spring or Easter card? You could use the leaves to create a wreath, the acorns as Easter eggs or the pumpkins as flowers.

Secondly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different color schemes. Just because a stamp set is traditionally associated with one season or holiday, it doesn’t mean you have to stick to those same colors. For an Easter card using a fall stamp set, you could use pastel shades of pink, blue and yellow to create a beautiful and unexpected color palette.

Another way to think outside the box is to combine multiple stamp sets to create a completely unique card. For example, you could combine elements from a beach set like Summer With My Gnomies with a Christmas themed set and transport those Gnomes straight to the North Pole! You can also change things up by selecting a Christmas color palette and transforming from traditional to fantastical, as with this spin on “Alice in a Winter Wonderland.”

Or Alice in a Winter Wonderland

Finally, it’s important to remember that creativity knows no bounds. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different techniques and materials, such as embossing, die-cutting or watercoloring, to take your cards to the next level. With a bit of imagination and a versatile stamp set, the possibilities are endless.

So next time you are looking for inspiration for a card, think outside the box and consider using a versatile stamp set in unexpected ways. Who knows what kind of unique and beautiful cards you’ll create!

Making Use of Scraps on Memorydex Monday

Layered flowers left over added to Camera Dex Die

Are you tired of having piles of scraps left over from your crafting projects? Do you wish there was a way to make use of these scraps without having to throw them away? Look no further than Scrappyboy Stamps and his FABULOUS line of Memorydex Dies!

Memorydex Dies are a fantastic tool for any crafter looking to make the most of their scraps. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, these dies are perfect for not only memorydex cards, but for creating unique and personalized elements to add to cards, scrapbook pages, and more. Scrappy Boy’s Memory elements add-on dies are great to use up your cardstock left over bits! Simply pour your scraps onto the dies and run them through your die-cutting machine to create perfectly shaped pieces that can be used in a variety of ways.

One great way to use Memorydex Dies is to create custom background elements for your projects. Layer scraps cut with different dies to add texture and interest to your design. You can also use the dies to create embellishments, such as flowers or stars, to adorn your projects.

Another fun way to use Memorydex Dies is to create your own custom embellishments. Cut scraps into unique shapes and sizes, then layer them together to create one-of-a-kind embellishments that match your project perfectly. For example, use a heart-shaped die to cut scraps in shades of pink and red, then layer them together to create a custom heart embellishment for a Valentine’s Day card.

Fashioned a flower umbrella for my gnome scene using leftovers from the DRESS stand-alone die and pie topper.

Finally, Memorydex Dies are a great way to use up your scraps while creating a cohesive project. Choose a few colors or patterns that coordinate well together, then use the dies to cut scraps in these designs. You’ll be left with a bundle of perfectly coordinated pieces that you can use to make a truly unique project.

Simple stamp surgery created PEEPS perfect for my Easter Dex card. I also had a scrap filmstrip and stamped image colored up where an accidental BLOB kept me from using her on a regular card front. No Waste Here!!!

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a way to use up your crafting scraps, look no further than Scrappyboy Stamps’ Memorydex Dies. Not only will you be reducing your waste, but you’ll also be creating unique and personalized projects that will truly stand out. So go ahead and dig through your pile of scraps – you never know what creative possibilities lie within!

Have A Fairy Delightful Day!

Scrappy Boy Stamps June 2022 Release

This card was created using:

  • Steampunk Fairies Stamp Set
  • Steampunk Fairies Outline Dies
  • Fairy House (Digital Only)
  • Steampunk Watch 6×6 Stencil

I used the Steampunk Watch 6×6 stencil to create some cloud shapes to fit my Steampunk scene using a light blue and light gray ink and ink blending brushes. I used a grass stencil from my stash to add some grass towards the bottom of my card front. I downloaded and printed the fairy house and colored it up with Copic markers. I then fussy-cut it out.

Copic Colors used to color all images are below:

  • Hair, Tree Trunk, Pathway, Door- E88, E59, E34, E57
  • Skin- E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
  • Blush – R20
  • Main House (top hat), Gear & Pipe – T9, T7, T5, T3, 0
  • House (hat brim) – G14, G07, G17
  • Tree Leaves – G14, G07, G17, Y00
  • Curtains, Flower & Dress – RV10, RV13, RV14, RV17
  • Yellow Window – Y13, Y15, Y17
  • Wings & Socks -G12, G00
  • Wings – RV10

A2 Card Measurement

  • Card Base – 4.25″ x 11″ (Black)
  • Card Front – 4″ x 5.25″ (scene)
  • Stamp Sentiment in Black on Card Front
  • Glued the house image on Card Front
  • Popped up fairy with double sided foam tape

Don’t Worry, Be Crafty!

Cute Girls – Crafty Release for June 2022

I created this card by pairing an image from June’s Cute Girls’ release – Crafting with a base I made using several scraps from cards I had made during the week.

This set is a MUST HAVE for card makers and crafters! Super cute images with elements crafters use on a daily basis! You can make tags to sell your various craft items or make cards to share the love with your crafty friends! No matter what crafty hobby you dabble in or whatever “maker” you are, Sean’s got you covered with this set!

Copic Combos used:

  • Hair – Y28, Y23, YR24 and Y21
  • Eye Shadow – BG01, BG000
  • Skin – YR01, YR000, YR0000 and R02
  • Orange Shirt – YR00, YR12, YR16, YR18
  • Pink Glue Gun & Paper – RV10,RV13, RV14, RV17
  • Diecut Machine – BG15, BG01 and BG72
  • Desktop – E23, E25 and E57
  • Scissors -C3
  • Coffee Cup – E30, E31, E25

I added coordinating fibers to add interest behind the image and a simple white heat embossed sentiment on black card stock to complete this Cute Girls card.

I Love You To Bits!

Image from Steampunk Fairies Set
New June 2022 Release
  • Rust Card Stock Cut 5.5 x 4.25
  • White Card Stock Cut 5.25 x 4
  • Black Card Stock Scrap for sentiment
  • White Cardstock/Hammermill for Copic Coloring -3×5 in
  • Take 5.25 x 4 in white piece of card stock and ink blend over Steampunk Stencil (coordinating with this release)
  • Use Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, as well as white gel pen, for added detail and depth.
  • After stamping image onto the 3×5 piece of Hammermill or other alcohol friendly paper, with Momento Black ink and heat-set, I colored with Copic markers.

My Copic marker blends are as follows:

  • Hair – E18, E19, E08, YR16
  • Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
  • Wings – Y28, Y23, YR24, Y21
  • Gray Clothing – T4, T2 and T0
  • Boots – YR23,R59