Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Timeless Arrangements Graduation Card

I used Timeless Arrangements dies with Translucent Florals for a greeting.  This is a graduation card, so I chose purple, silver and white - school colors!

Here's the front of the card....

... and the inside with a stamped off big leaf and greeting.

These timeless dies are really wow! Super easy to put together a quick simple but wow card.  Die cut 3 (of 4) larger flower sprays.   Glue these 3 together using the "strip" along the edge of the die.  This is the top of the "spray".  Glue 3 more for the bottom.

Simply put the 2 sprays on the back of the greeting. Love the stitching around the dies.  These stitched shapes are part of the die set.

I created quite a few of these Timeless cards... the dies are in my online store!

I'll be including a timeless card in my card buffet class in person July 16 1-4 here in Hartland ME. If you are not local, email me for online options.


Happy stamping, MaryKate

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Creativity Now projects and fun

Hi.. we had a great time as a team with the Stampin Up Demonstrator event "Creativity Now". We played with the new Translucent Florals (available in September).  I thought you might like to see the projects.

The one on the left was the "basic card" and on the right, more advanced. On the right there is a framed look, and the flowers and leaves are stamped on vellum, and placed on top of the stamping. 

This one was more masculine, with the 2 large leaves stamped and die cut. I added a frame.
It looks dark in the photo but Grey Granite is a very soft, lovely grey
And below - the inside - the leaves stamped off for a softer look.

Our last card used the splatter folder and a vellum flower.  We colored the vellum with blends.  Pretty technique.

And I had a prize wheel with DSP and ribbon for the team, and I made them sliders (inside the package is a Reny's chocolate bar!)

What a fun day, so great to be together.  Please reach out and join us, you can connect with me Happy stamping


Monday, June 19, 2023

Free shipping June 21 only!


It says it all... free shipping on June 21, 2023 
If you need to combine with my order to reach the $75, feel free to email me at
Or just click on the shopping cart, it links to my store :)

Happy Shopping, MaryKate

Make 3 cards with Layering Leaves meets Circle Sayings with a “Cut & Shuffle” Technique

Hello all... I have a fun class for you.  I'll be live June 27 6pm ET - email me for a link and you can cut your own class if you wish.

I host online classes every Tuesday 6-730pm ET and you can join live with Zoom or catch the replay on our private group.  You can simply watch, you can get the tutorial and make your own packet, or you can buy a packet with all the pieces cut and prepped (with or without the stamp set.

This class comes right after our Layering Leaves and right before Circle Sayings -- but you'll find almost any stamp set will work.

The photos below show the new Inked Botanicals and I've used matching colors: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Lost Lagoon - but after class Tuesday June 27 I'll post new creations using the Countryside Inn paper with Boho Blue.

Here are my 3 cards

Here's your supply list

Cardstock – cut 2 pieces of 2 coordinating colors 4 ¼ x 5  ½ (1/4 sheet of cardstock)

DSP 6x6 3 sheets, we will cut this to 5 x 3 3 /4 – we’ll cut this into 3 pieces during class, and we'll use the left over pieces as well.

Ribbon and Embellishment to match if you wish

Packets include a large “envelope” to hold your cards and envelopes

These are the 3 cards I made using my pieces.

You can make them horizontal or vertical.


Step 1 cut the designer paper to 5 x 3 3/4 - create 3 triangles.

Step 2 shuffle the pieces of designer paper

Step 3 create your layers with cardstock.

Step 4 create greetings

Step 5 add ribbon or embellishment. 


The thank you card has ribbon, the warm hello has just stamping, the hello has the bough with flowers and twine.

For the layers, I did several different options.

The hello has Coral 5 ¼ x 4 and Curry 5 3/8 x 4 1/8

The thank you has just Curry 5 ¼ x 4 and you’ll see I placed the designer paper apart so the curry shows through. 

The warm-hello has Coral 5 ¼ x 4 and Curry 5 3/8 x 4 1/8


Step 6 you have left over pieces, 3 larger, 3 smaller

You can decorate your envelopes.  See photos for options.



Step 7 And then create a tag for your bag. I used the new In Color bags and added a tag. 


Please join us, we are a fun, chill, happy group of crafters, we love to share our creations and get ideas from each other, email me and I'll connect you to our group.

Happy stamping - MaryKate










Wednesday, June 7, 2023

IDEAS Blog Hop Color Me Happy

Hello and welcome to the IDEAS Blog Hop for June 2023 - featuring cards that celebrate color. We call this "Color me Happy"!

We have a range of projects from easy and fun for new stampers or more detailed designs for an avid crafter.  Each tutorial includes 1-2 projects for cards and a 3D item.

This month we have curated tutorials from 14 international Demonstrators with a 75 page full color tutorial bundle for you, featuring colorful cards.  You will get 14 detailed tutorials with a range of projects.  The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.

Here is our sneak peek collage for the June IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.  Each photo represents one designer's tutorial in our bundle.

I used some fabulous new dies, Gorgeous Garden and several fun backgrounds to show off these leaves and flowers.  I provide you with instructions on how to make a custom sized box (any size!).  

All the details, how-to, dimensions and tips are in my tutorial. Lots of photos and diagrams to make it easy to follow along.    A super fun suite of projects!  

I hope you like these projects and the projects from my fellow IDEAS demonstrators.  It's really a great bundle of inspiration for crafters or demonstrators looking for new ideas or workshop ideas.  Keep hopping so you can see all the creativity.   The bundle is about 75 pages of detailed full color instructions with 30+ projects and so many tips.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me at Free to customers, or Free to my team members, or $15 by PayPal.  

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Thanks for stopping by. Please click on NEXT and visit Janey in Boise ID USA- you will love her use of the new Country Side Inn paper is all our beautiful blue shades, she's the next talented IDEAS demonstrator.

Happy Hopping! MaryKate