Tulip Love Birthday Card

We actually had relatively nice weather this weekend!  No rain and sunshine.  What a treat!  We haven't seen the sun in so long.  I'm sure the nice weather is not going to last long.  Mother Nature is probably just teasing us again.

I made this card earlier this month and didn't make good notes like normal.  They are very brief.  I'm especially guessing on the tulip colors.  The larger tulip is Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.  I'm positive about that.

The two other tulips are the ones I'm guessing on the colors.  For sure it's Rich Razzleberry.  Since I wrote down Fresh Freesia, I'm assuming that is paired with the Rich Razzleberry.  If not, I'll guess Blushing Bride.  Flirty Flamingo is a slight possibility.  

I'm sure that other people have done the same thing.  Right?

If you haven't noticed, I tried to stamp tulips that are very similar to those in the DSP.  

For the first time, I'm using the Timber 3D embossing folder!  It sat completely forgotten about.  Needless to say, I'm super happy it isn't retiring this year.  The background was just too plain for me and needed some pizzazz. 

Speaking of pizzazz, if you want to add more, use Wink of Stella on the tulips.  It's the best thing ever. Any card can always use the Wink of Stella on it.  

Here's what I did on the inside.  Simple, but not forgotten about.  


Take a look at the box!  Did you guess what was inside it?  Of course, I found the idea on Pinterest.  Absolutely NO way I created this box on my own.  My friend does like wine, so I couldn't resist.  It takes one of those small, individual size wine bottles.  You can find the idea on Pinterest, search wine box Stampin' Up or to go stampinmagic.com.   Her directions are very details and easy to follow.

By the way, my friend really did like it.  

Click on the above pictures for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Honeybee Birthday Card

Megan and I have been watching Downton Abbey.  Never thought I would get involved in it, but I was wrong.  We really have been enjoying it.  What's plaguing us is...who killed Mr. Green?

I CASED this card from the Mini Catalog.  What drew me to it was the sentiment on the side.  LOVE IT!  Something different and a great use of a long, skinny sentiment.  

The flowers are colored in Misty Moonlight and Pale Papaya.  You can use either the blender pens or Stampin' Blends.  The blender pens are great way to color if you don't have the right marker.  They turn every ink pad into a marker. 

Don't forget about the bumblebee.  Personally, I think it makes entire card.   

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always, 

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Guess what I got in the mail?

It includes flowers.

More than one kind of flowers.

There are multi colors on it.  

Did you guess the new catalog?  You'd be right!

The new catalog came in the mail Friday!  There's nothing like opening a brand new catalog and seeing all the goodies inside.

Stampin' Up! came out with a list that demonstrators could pre-order from this catalog.  It definitely made flipping through the pages in the catalog vs. a digital copy much easier.  

Yes, I placed my pre-order yesterday.  Included was card stock in all the new In-Colors!  Can't wait to get my hands on those colors.  I couldn't resist the new blends and of course the ink pads.  

And I didn't forget to order the catalogs for everyone!  Do you need one?  I'll put your name on one if you need.  They should be in sometime next week.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper





Retirement List and new In-Colors!

Last-Chance Products Sale

I'm sure you have heard by now that the Retirement List is now out!  And there are some really good deals on the list.  SU! has discounted about 130 items up to 50% off!  

As usual, the supplies are available only while quantities last.  This includes stamp sets too.  Don't wait if you really want something.  The last day to order off this list is May 2nd.  

Unfortunately, we also have to say good-bye to the 2020-2022 In-Colors.  

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I have to say that I'm sad to see them go.  The one I will miss the most is Misty Moonlight.  It's my favorite by far and my go-to for blues lately.  Just Jade is also going to be sadly missed.  

You can click here to see the Retirement List.

On the other hand, the new Annual Catalog is soon to come out!  I've seen it on line and can't wait to get my hands on the actual paper copy.  Digital just isn't the same as holding a brand new catalog in your hand.  Then, it feels real.

Have you seen the new 2022-2024 In-Colors?  I think you will like them!




I was definitely surprised there were three blue-ish colors.  That's a little unusual for SU!  The more I've seen them, the most I am starting to like them.  The one I can't wait to get my hands on is the Orchid Oasis.  The blue/purple color has me very intrigued.  

Do you need a catalog? Let me know and I'll get one to you as soon as I can.  I'll be ordering them first thing April 1st!

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper



The bees are the best part!

Megan and I have been watching Downton Abbey.  It's definitely getting good.  There wasn't anything else that we could agree to watch together.  Megan was hesitant, but now is enjoying it with me.  We are on Season 3 and our favorite character just died.   Why do they always have to kill off the good people? 

My friend does like her bees.  She decorates her tiered tray with them at some point during the year.  Making her a card with this DSP and the bee trinkets made this card easy to make.

Out of all the paper in the Heart & Home DSP pack, this is my favorite pattern.  I wish there was three sheets in the pack. 

The side Cinnamon Cider pieces are embossed with the Hive 3D embossing folder.  Just another element of the life of bees.  

So, when it was her birthday, I knew right away that I wanted to use this stamp set and paper.  Well, I wasn't the only one to think about using this paper.  Out other friend did also!  Look at both of our cards.  Mine is on the right, and the other is on the left.  We had a good laugh at this coincidence.

At least we didn't use the same sentiment on the front!  

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Birthday Presents!

Yes, it was my birthday yesterday.  I did have to work, but it was only a 4 hour shift.  Plus, it was a nice day, so I didn't mind bringing the groceries out to the cars.  I just wanted to show some of the homemade gifts I received.  

This was a gift card purse we made in club this month.  (I haven't posted that yet.).   The clasp opens up to reveal the gift card.  It was inside the decorated mini Paper Pumpkin box.  I love how they are coordinated together.  I taught my boss/club member well!  

Since seeing the tulips in Amsterdam 2019, I have a new love of them.  

And my friends know that!

More tulips!  Love how these are the 3-d ones, made from the tulip dies.  Poppy Parade and Pale Papaya make for beautiful tulips.  The right piece is a cover for some chocolate.  Yum!  I could almost take it off the Pool Party piece and adhere it to another card.  How cool is that?  

These are tulips, but I still love them!  The bottom is the card.  I don't have this stamp set, so I was excited to receive this.  The top right is a suepr cute box.  Inside was the wooden house you see on the left.  And it's two sided since there is different DSP piece on the other side.  It's the perfect size to put on a tiered tray or a shelf in my kitchen. 

Aren't homemade presents the best?  I love them all! 

It's always fun to see how people use Stampin' Up! in the gift giving.  

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

Hand Penned Petals with In the Moment Birthday card


Do you have a long To-Do list for the week?  Mine isn't too bad.  

  1. Make club thank you cards
  2. Make Aunt's birthday card
  3. Clean stamp room

The list could definately be worse, but then you haven't seen my stamp room either.  It's a disaster.  I've slowly started cleaning things up, but I keep getting distracted!  Can't believe that my room would be that bad, right?  Well, it is bad enough.  

In the Moment stamp set has definitely grown on me.  Normally, I would have overlooked this one, but somehow I received it.  My club people do like this set, so they have been forcing me to use it.  Which is a good thing!

One of my club members just had a birthday, and she loves this set.  She also loved the Hand Penned Petals set as well.  So, I couldn't help combining the two she likes.  

I colored the girl with my blending brushes.  Very carefully.  Trying to stay in the lines was a challenge.  The daubers would also work for this card.  The look fit right in with the Hand Penned DSP.  Both aren't colored in perfectly.

Look at the inside!  Now that's adding some detail.  The DSP is the same on the front and also the inside.  

The detail is in the stamped flowers.  Don't they just make the inside?  They are seen when the card is closed, but wow.  When the card is opened,  it's stunning.  I love how it turned out.  

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Did you get the Island Vibes SAB stamp set?

Typical Wisconsin weather this weekend.  Yesterday, we ran errands in Janesville.  Besides being cloudy, the weather was great.  We didn't need to wear a jacket.  The perfect March day to run errands.  Today was another story.  Back to being cold.  I almost got a hot coffee this morning and I almost never get one of those.  After yesterday, it just felt even colder.  This whole week doesn't sound warm and pleasant. We can't put away those winter jackets yet.

We had so little time with the SAB stamp sets.  This Island Vibe and Special Moments will be sorely missed in my eyes.  

This time I used the potted plant from the Island Vibes set.   I was very thankful that I only had to fussy cut out one of these plants.  Any more and it would have driven me crazy.  Any more and the card would have to be re-designed to avoid the fussy cutting.  Better yet.

I used the 2020-2022 In-Color Stampin' Write markers to color the potted plant.  I used Just Jade for the leaves, Cinnamon Cider for the stem and Misty Moonlight for the pot.

Keep in mind, these colors will be retiring soon.  I only wish SU! would keep Misty Moonlight.  Aren't we due for a Color Refresh?  Just as long as Misty Moonlight stays around.  Normally, I don't keep the retiring colors, but this might have to be an exception.  

Underneath the card, you can see I also stamped the palm leaves on the bottom of the envelope.  I also did the same on the inside Basic White piece.  I hate sending a card with a naked envelope or inside.  

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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