March 2017 Blog Hop

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For this month’s Blog Hop we decided to make a card and a project to showcase SALE-A-BRATION stamp sets and papers to send the sale out with a bang.

For the Card:  I took inspiration from Jenny Gregorski and participated in the March INNSPIRATION Color Challenge  to showcase three colors (Perfect Plum, Melon Mambo, and Tip Top Taupe) and I used the new SALE-A-BRATION Make a Medallion stamp set and the previously released Delicate Details stamp set.  I started with stamping the larger stamp with Melon Mambo and then used Perfect Plum ink to stamp the  scalloped shape.  Then I used the Tip Top Taupe to stamp the “Thanks” in the center of the Medallion.  I used two different sizes of the Layering Circles to cut out the large medallion and also stamp out the center of the Medallion.   I also used two different sizes of the scalloped circles to cut out little backgrounds – I used Perfect Plum for the center and Tip Top Taupe for the larger circle.  Next time I’ll plan to use a larger scallop cut for the center piece and slightly smaller one for the larger medallion.




Then I stamped Delicate Details in Perfect Plum on either side of a strip of Whisper White paper so they were off center with one another. Then I glued a strip of Tip Top Taupe paper between the two Delicate Details strips. I assembled the pieces of background paper (Perfect Plum and Melon Mambo) on the Tip Top Taupe card base and centered the strip of paper with the Delicate Details stamping onto the card.  I used dimensionals to raise the center of the medallion and  to center the larger medallion over the paper strip.  Finally, I added a few pearls to either side of the medallion to finish off the card.

I’m looking forward to replicating this cards with some of the glitter paper colors.


For the Project: I decided to make a 3-D picture frame out of the SALE-A-BRATION Carried Away designer series paper.  I learned how to make the picture frame by watching a video by Jan B at:

It was fairly easy to make using my scoring board, making a number of folds and a few scissor cuts, and using red tape to secure the edges.  Once the picture frame was finished, I used the Lift Me Up bundle to make some embellishments for my picture frame and I added an oval stitched shape so my friend can stamp their own sentiment.

Happy Stamping



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February 2017 Blog Hop

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I really like the Bokeh Technique because you  just use different colored ink and it allows you to create unique backgrounds for your card.

I’ve been playing with the new Lift Me Up bundle. I started making the background by using the Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight watercolor pencils and water coloring on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Susan S. Stampin'ByThe SF Bay

Susan S. Stampin’ByThe SF Bay

Once I was happy with the blending of the colors for the background, I used a dauber and Whisper White (pigment ink) to create the white circles on the card.  While it dried, I used Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight cardstock to make the card and then attached the Bokeh piece of cardstock.  I decided to use a strip of Daffodil Delight paper instead of ribbon and stamped the sentiment.  Then I used the die cut and gold foil paper to punch out the balloon and I added a few rhinestones.

This was a quick card to make and I hope you try it.

Happy Stamping!


Please check out my colleagues creative cards.

January 2017 SSINKspiration Color Challenge

I saw the SSINKspiration color challenge and decided to make a card last night.  I really love this color combination of mint macaron, blushing bride, and crumb cake.  I decided to use as many of my new stamp sets as possible when creating this card.


I used the SAB Delicate Details stamp set to make a border on the top and bottom of the card in mint macaron. Then I used two different stamps from the Double Take stamp set to make the Love banner in the center of the card.  I’ve been making lots of cards for a Valentine’s class that I’ll be offering next week so I decided to use the Sealed with Love bundle to complete this card.  I added a lacy doli and some sparkle.

I hope you like the card!


November 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to the November 2016 Blog Hop.

We decided to post a number of cards for the holidays. Please leave comments and let us know what you think. Thank you



My first card uses the Star of Light Bundle. I decided to use Night of Navy for the background and central star for the card.  Using Night of Navy ink I stamped the swirl of stars and the sentiment in Night of Navy.  I used the silver glitter paper and one of the dies to cut the center of the star and then added an embellishment.  This was a very quick card to put together and I really liked how it turned out.


I’ve always associated the holidays with the sound of bells so I especially liked the new stamp set called Seasonal Bells.  To make this card I used Whisper White cardstock and a beautiful background paper from the This Christmas designer series paper.  Then I stamped three different bells and the sentiment using Cherry Cobbler ink. I punched out the bells and used the Bunch of Banners dies to cut out the sentiment. Finally I made a bow out of Cherry Cobbler ribbon.


I just love making gingerbread houses and decorations for the holidays. The final card I’m sharing today was easy to create using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle and Candy Cane Lane designer series paper.

Check out the other cards in the Blog Hop.  See you next time.

  1. Tobe B – The Craft Sea
  2. Pamela Wu – Stinky Tofu
  3. Kathy Thisted – Stampablog
  4. Jennifer Blomquist – Northwest Stamper
  5. Stacey Lane – A Work of Carte
  6. Susan Schultz – Stampin By The Bay
  7. Christine Szekeres – Artful Musings
  8. Nicole Flournoy – Inky Fingers Stamping
  9. Danielle Elvin – Going to Collage


I’m Susan E. Schultz and I love to scrap and make cards!  I have scrapbooked for over 10 years and with some encouragement from friends I started making cards in August 2014.  I love how making cards allows me to use my creativity and the project is finished very quickly compared to creating scrapbook pages.  I decided to start this blog to share what I’m learning and some of my card creations.  I hope you visit often and share what you are learning so we can all become better card makers 🙂

Happy Stamping!