What’s Cooking? – spoon full of love

All week ( well, whenever I can sneek into my craft room between writing report cards and helping the kids with year end projects) I am playing with the What’s Cooking bundle by Stampin’ Up! The stamps are great because they essentially colour themselves – so it’s quick, gorgeous stamping.

Today I got a bit into using the dies as well. It made it a snap to create this card using a sketch challenge from TGIF (TGIFC320)

I love that the dies cut and emboss on the cutting board. So much texture to add interest to the card. I also love that I can create kitchen utensils of ANY colour. The soon to be retired (and currently on sale) Resin Heart embellishments were perfect for this card and sentiment!

If you don’t have this set yet you should definitely grab it! Below is a full list of supplies and if you live in Canada and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I’d love to help you get these supplies. Click the links below to get in touch!

Product List
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
What's Cookin' Bundle
$62.00
Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
$13.50
Linen Thread
$6.75
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$8.25
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Resin Hearts Embellishments
$9.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$163.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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What’s Cooking? handmade Card

When I saw this stamp set I immediately thought of about 10 friends who cook well, sell Epicure and Pampered Chef and who just like good food. The imagery of this stamp set makes it so easy to use, the shading/colouring is already done for you. My kind of stamping – maximum artistry for minimal effort.

The actual design of this card was inspired by two challenges:

I LOVE challenges because sometimes they give inspiration and sometimes they create a puzzle to solve. Either way it gets the brain working 🙂

The only embellishment on this card are a few well placed ribbons. If you’ve seen me stamp before, I’m not a fan of loose ribbons or bows. This card is no exception. I used the twine to keep the ribbon secured in it’s loop and then I tied a bow in the twine. The whole thing is secured to the card by a mini glue dot and the label itself holding the bundle in place. To see exactly what I did – check out the video below.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$12.00
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
What's Cookin' Cling Stamp Set
$30.00
Label Me Fancy Punch
$24.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Paper Snips
$13.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Versamark Pad
$13.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$8.25
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$41.00
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim
$9.50
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
$15.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$10.25

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Pattern Party Double Easel Card

When it comes to fun folds I prefer a card that looks great both open and closed. This Double Easel does the trick.

To create this card, I used a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock (4-1/4″ X 11″, scored at 5-1/2″) and then I glued a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock (4″ X 10-1/2″, scored at 5-1/4″ and 2-5/8″) to the front center of the Coastal Cabana cardstock. Everything else is just decoration 🙂 Have fun adding your own layers of DSP and embellishments. You can watch the video below to find out exact details on how I decorated this one.

If you’d like to get a pack of this Pattern Party DSP for yourself, there are two ways. Host your own party ( or buy over $200CAD for yourself), then you can use $24 of your host rewards to get it. Or JOIN my $1000 Pattern Party.

$1000 Pattern Party Details:

Just sign up no later than June 21st indicating that you’d like to participate – you’ll need an order of at least $100, and I’ll need 10 people to sign up. All 10 orders from the 10 participants will be put together to make up one $1000.00 order. All Hostess Benefits of the $1000 party will be dispersed between all 10 participants.
Turn in at least a $100 order no later than June 21st. Please email your order to me. DO NOT enter your order online, I must enter it in order for it to count towards this special. You can contact me with a credit card number for the order or send an etransfer to me.
Everyone who turns in at least a $100 order will get a PRIZE. All the Hostess Benefits that go with a $1000 party will be split between all of the participants. You read that correctly, everyone gets a prize! If you choose to take up 2 spots of the Party you’ll get two free product prizes!
PRIZES INCLUDE:
1 participant will get to choose $30 in FREE SU! items of their choice
2 participants will get to choose $20 in FREE SU! items of their choice
4 participants will get to choose $15 in FREE SU! items of their choice
3 participants will get to choose $10 in FREE SU! items of their choice
*In addition, all participants will receive a Party Puffin Project Tutorial PDF from me and an 1/8th of a pack of Pattern Party DSP (2 each of 12 designs – that’s 24 – 6X6 sheets)! (~ a $25 value)

Participants will be put in for a random drawing of the prizes.
** I will notify all participants of their prizes on June 22nd. I will need your prize orders by 5:00 p.m. on June 23rd, so make your wish list and plan ahead:)
SIGN UP to be one of the 10 Participants –RSVP by June 21st!!

Product List
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crushed Curry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper
$24.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Flirty Flamingo 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Metallic Ribbon
$11.00
Scalloped Contours Dies
$48.00
Pretty Perennials Bundle
$61.00
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Matte Black Dots
$9.50
Matte Black Dots
$9.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Paper Snips
$13.50
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$82.00
Whisper White Medium Envelopes
$10.25

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Biggest Wish – Thank you card

This week I am featuring the Biggest Wish stamp set on my Social Media. I really want to show how this set can be fun and bold or soft and elegant(ish).

Today’s card uses a colour combo inspired by the Global Design Project challenge (#GDP293 and a layout inspired by The Spot Challenge #163.

I usually try to design sticking to one suite or product bundle, but today I grabbed little bits from all over my craft room. See the full list of supplies below.

To create these sweet little gold leaves I actually cut up larger pieces from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack. I piece created leaves for my whole card.

Thanks for checking out my stamping creation today. You can create cards like this too by grabbing your supplies using the image links below, or join my team to get access to tons of inspiration. The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is always an AMAZING deal!

Product List
Genial Gems
$11.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Colour & Contour Bundle Card

Today I was creating a fancy year end card to give to my teaching team (I actually need 3 of them – my cohort partner, my teaching partner and my E.A.) They are all so fabulous! I used two challenges to help give me inspiration.

I love the Gilded Leafing and the In Color Jewels. They just add a sparkle that makes everything look so special. To see ow I applied the Gilded Leafing ( and grab a tip or two on how to use the Heat & Stick powder) watch my video. If you like it please subscribe and shar it with others. Thanks!

Live in Canada and love the new In Colours? It’s not too late to join my In Colour club. Your first month may arrive a bit late but you’ll be able to join us for the zoom and replay when you get your items. Then you’ll be all set for the next four months.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00

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Paper Pumpkin – May 2021 Batter Up!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin was a Home Run!! The Batter Up kit came with 3 pieces of Double Bubble Bubblegum, a Night of Navy Ink Spot, fabulous envelopes and all the card bits, plus the best stamp set.

Check out the video below to see how quick and easy the three cards are to make.

You won’t want to miss next month’s Paper Pumpkin either. June’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

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Have A Peachy Day

The weather here in BC feels like summer and these peaches transport me to my childhood, summer days in Penticton. I created today’s card specifically for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. If you haven’t tried your hand at a sketch challenge you really should. Such a great way to design cards and sometimes really stretches your creative thinking.

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I have been enjoying playing with the Sweet As A Peach bundle. I am getting ready for a Sweet As A Peach stamp camp being put on by myself and 6 other demos. There will be 14 projects total!! Registration has ended; however I still have two spots remaining for Option 2 and unlimited spots for people in the U.S. to order the PDF and attend the online portion. Click the image below for all the details.

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Here is a full listing of the products I used to create today’s card.

Product List

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Sweet Silhouette

These beautiful (soon to be retiring) silhouette stamps and dies create quick and stunning cards.

The first card I created for the Spot Sketch Challenge #157. If you would like to see how I created the coloured background on the left check out my video below. I think this card could make a fabulous grad card or celebration of most life changes.

I then used some other pieces from this great bundle and some spare watercolour pieces ( because I never paint just one paper at a time!) to create a variation of this card.

The Sweet Silhouette dies and Silhouette Scenes stamp set will no longer be available after May 3rd. So if you love these grab them now! You can use the host code: BWWEEQGM, any order over $60 using this code will receive a little something special from me as a thank you.

Product List

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Dino Days

I don’t have small kids anymore and yet I STILL love creating with dinosaurs. Luckily I have friends and family with littles who appreciate these cards. The dino card I created today was inspired by a sketch challenge #mojosketch557

I also used a ton of soon to retiring product. Like the real dinosaurs, the Dino Days stamp set, the Denim ribbon and the DSP will all be extinct soon. Check out my full product list below and grab your items before they are gone! Or head straight to my shop to choose from the full retiring list.

Product List

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OMBRE DSP SWEET STRAWBERRIES CARD

I am SO excited to share with you today a card created using the Sweet Strawberry bundle and the FREE Ombre DSP. Why is the DSP free? Today is the start of SALE-a-bration! For every $60 or $120 you spend you can earn FREE product.

Click on the catalogue images in this post or on the side bar to see the full offering.

This is the best time of year to stock up on essentials like Basic White cardstock and envelopes, dimensionals and your Paper Pumpkin subscription. On top of all of the rewards you can earn with Stampin’ Up! I am offering a Sale-a-bration Celebration for my customers. Save the date: March 19th – 7pm!

Ok – so here is a photo of the card, my video showing how to make this great card and a link to all the product used.

I hope some of the tips in the video helped ( how to use a builder punch and how to store extra pieces).

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon – Port Coquitlam, BC, CANADA

leahdixon.stampinup.net

Product List
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Oh So Ombre 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Sweet Strawberry Bundle
$43.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
$10.25
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$10.25
2" (5.1 Cm) Circle Punch
$24.00
2 1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch
$24.00
Pearl Basic Jewels
$6.75
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Paper Trimmer
$34.00