Crazy Summer

I have not blogged all summer  as it was filled with lots of company and beach days. I love the beach as it is my happy place.  My second love, is crafting.  I am busy making paper crafts to sell at our craft fair in our community this November.  I will post pictures of the items as I go along.  I did it last year and I had fun and did fairly well.  Better than I thought.

Of course I love Stampin Up.  Their new holiday catalog will be launch September 1st to all customers.  I guess I am addicted to all these new products.  If you order during the month of August a total of $50.00 you earn a $5.00 reward you can use in September.

If you haven’t received a catalog, and you wish for one, place an order and I will send you one for free.

I also sell my cards on E-Bay and take personal requests as well.

Happy Stamping





Stampin Up 2018 – 2019 Is Live!

Please check out this new catalog!!  So many new items and lovely packaging.    If you would like to place an order or interested in a catalog, please email me at or my website

Happy June! Baby Showers or New Baby!

Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow is the first day of June and I have been working on two cards.  Both for either a baby girl or baby boy!

Stamps:  Lift Me Up, Baby Bear and Wood Words

Framelits:  From Lift Me UP bundle

Cardstock: Bermuda Bay or Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White  Base of card 4 1/4″ by 11″ scored at 5.5″  Whisper White (2) cut at 4″ by 5.25″
Ink:  Fllirty Flamingo or Bermuda Bay

Embossing Folder:  Basket Weave  Piees cut from Lift me Up

Pearlized Doilies which I cut in half

Whisper White Bakers Twine and Dimensionals.

I hope you like them!!



May Birthdays!!

It has been a few weeks since my last post.  I have been super busy planning my Dad’s 85th Birthday!  He was so surprised

His closest family members were there to celebrate. I made favors for the party and I found the idea from Pottles from the UK.  She has great tutorials.  My husband’s birthday is the day after.  I will post pictures below.  His happened to fall on Memorial Day this year.








Happy Birthday to my Son!!


May 10 was my son’s birthday and I always design my card for his special day!  36 years ago on May 10th I had him and it was Mother’s Day when I went in.  This was the best gift of all to have my son.  He has become a wonderful man, loving wife and loving Dad.
The card I designed uses the Truly Taliored Punch.
Here is how to make the card!
  • Cardstock:  base Earky Expresso cut at 4 1/4″ by 11″ Scored at 5 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla card stock:  layer onto base card. Cut at 4″ by 5 1/4″
  • Stamp Set: ” You Are A Work of Art”
  • DSP:  cut with punch 4 different patterns
  • Punch a scrap of Very Vanilla for sentiment
  • Arrange the punched out pieces of DSP in middle
  • Stamp sentiment on punched Very Vanilla
  • Using Dimensionals, Pop the Very Vanilla onto the DSP


Celebrate School Nurse Day

The week of May 6 through May 11th is National Nurses’ Week with May 9th we celebrate National School Nurse Day.  As many of you know, I was a school nurse for 30 years!  Every school deserves a school nurse.
So in honor of Nurses Week, I designed 4 cards using Stampin Up products.
Products used:
  • Card stock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Whisper White and Silver also retired (see pages 185-186 in Annual catalog)
  • Inks:  Real Red,  Memento Black (pg. 185 , 200)
  • Tailored Punch from Occasion catalog
  • Delicate Doilies  pg. 194
  • Stamp sets used:  Work of Art and Party Panda  (Salabration item)
  • Sentiments on the cards with the exception of “Fabulous work of Art) are non Stampin up as they pertain to nurses.
  • Scalloped punch (retired)
  • Stampin up markers:  Real Red and Pink Pirroutte ( retired)

The sentiments on the Panda’s are not from Stampin UP!  I had to order those from a special company!

Base Card stock cut at 4 1/4″ by 11″. Scored at 5 1/2″

Mom’s Day

Can you believe it will be May soon!   May is such a special month as we celebrate Mom’s around the world.  I had a wonderful Mom who was a special lady, a wonderful Grandmother and a good friend.
So today I would like to share with you a card I made in honor of Mother’s Day.
Here is how I did this:
Card stock:  Fresh Fig cut at 4 1/4” by 11″ scored at 5 1/2
DSP:  is a retired paper cut at 4″ by 5 1/4″.   Adhere to front of card
Whisper White card stock
Stamp set:  Flourishing Phrases (Floral stamp). Ink in Fresh Fig
Card stock:  Wild Wasabi (retiring at the end of May)
Leaf punch:  cut 2 out Wild Wasabi
Pearl accent for the center of the flower
Classic Label punch
Stamp on Whisper White Happy Mother’s Day from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (retiring at the end of May.  Use the label punch to cut out
Adhere with dimensionals.
You can find these items in the Stampin Up annual catalog
Flourishing Phrases #141534 pg. 24
Teeny Tiny Wishes #128748
Card stock
  •  Fresh Fig#144242 ( In Color) pg. 184
  • Whisper White # 100730. Pg.185
  • Wild Wasabi # 108641 pg.186 (retiring ). This was a favorite of mine.
  • Fresh Fig Ink:  #144082. Pg. 184
  • Pearls:  #144219. Pg.  197
  • Stampin Dimensionals #104430. Pg. 203
  • Classic Label Punch # 141491. Pg. 206
  • Leaf Punch from the Occasion Catalog # 144667 ( Carryover). Pg. 55

Stampin Up Color Revamp

I can’t to share all that I have learned from onstage and of course the new friends that I made.
It Stampin Up’s 30th year anniversary celebration. Of course with this major anniversary come some new and exciting changes. Are you ready!!!!
New facelift on the products. You will see if you go to my online store, black and white on covers of all stamp sets.
Amazing new catalog! You will need to get one as our colors have changed!
The Carryover list is out! 13 stamp sets and accessories are in the new catalog. I will attach the list for you to review.
Biggest Changed of all is the new Color ReVamp!!! The StampinUp core collection that are retiring May 31st.
Always Artichoke
Chocolate Chip
Elegant Eggplant
Island Indigo
Marina Mist
Perfect Plum
Pink Pirouette
Rose Red
Soft Sky
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder
The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:
Dapper Denim
Emerald Envy
Flirty Flamingo. ( will become one of the core colors)
Peekaboo Peach
Sweet Sugar Plum
All retiring products are only available while supplies last.
This includes re-inkers.
Take advantage of ordering the reinkers that match your stamp pad.
Please note: new formulation of inks for the new collection. It has a defoamer mixed with ink. So the ne reinkers will not work on the old pads.
The stamp case has changed for the better! They open and close so much easier. There will be a place to add a label of the color inside.
Great! The will also stack on top of each other😀Time to look at your inks!

Stampin Up New Annual Catalog launches June 1st!!!

It has been a while since I posted to you all.  My husband and I retired and moved up to Rhode Island.  My new retirement goal is to get my stampin up business growing!!!  So let’s get started.

I am in love with this new catalog!  I feel it is one of the best ever!  I would love to buy so many things.  Guess what!  During the month of June, if you have an order that qualifies of $150.00, you will automatically earn 10% of stampin rewards plus Stampin Up will add an additional amount during this promotion period.

Now customers can look at videos on You Tube that will show you the various items.

Also, if you find my demonstrator’s web page, that will have the promotions listed as well.

One of my favorites is the wood texture bundle.

You can see my cards on Facebook, Pinterest too!


This is very new to me and as I learn I will get better with blogging!

Happy Stampin!!

Birdie Rappoccio, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator