Category Archives: Card Samples

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Flower PatchHi Stampers! 

Well here is my last swap from Convention! I love how this turned out and this is yet again another new stamp set that I just LOVE! It's called "Flower Patch" #134207 it's a photo polymer set which I'm getting used to using. I love how they are completely see through!

Of course I had to top off this card with Dazzling Diamond glitter and just a little more bling with a couple of Rhinestones in the middle of the flowers just to give it that extra touch!

Enjoy your Saturday stamp something! Thanks for stopping by!

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Summer is over and school is back…

Hi Stampers! Well it's back to school for my son! He's not to excited but he's surviving his first week back!  It's already Friday so this week just flew by!

Well I had a super busy summer after Convention. Lot's going on, baseball, camps for my son and a super nice vacation to see my daughter back in Tennessee!  That was fun. Plus I had another project I was working on which you can see HERE!

Now it's time to buckle down and get back to blogging, stamping and sharing it all with you! So many new products to share I just love this new Catalog! 

First up I'm going to share my swap cards and then in the next few days I'll show you some of the awesome swaps I got at Convention and some great highlights!  To see the latest promotions from Stampin' Up! Click HERE!

Welcome Baby


This was one of my card swaps for Convention! I just love how this turned out. This color combo just worked together don't you think?

This is a new set called "Something for Baby" #134030 clear mount set. It also has a Framelit set to match!

I just love how Stampin' Up! bundles up the product so you save money!


Just for you


Next is the "Just for you" card which was another swap and yes another new stamp set!

  The set used here is called "Work of Art" #134111 wood set. You will see me using this set TONS! The possiblities are endless!

I have one more swap card that I'll share with you tomorrow!

Have a super Friday and as always…..

Happy Stampin',
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Easy Events card share

Yes I am back with a quick share! Here is another stamp set that is going away! I really like the versatility of this one!  Actually almost all the supplies used for this 3 x 3 note card are retiring. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!
Easy Events
Stamp Set: Easy Events #116958 (w)
Cardstock: Whisper White, *River Rock
Ink: Black Staz-on
Accessories: *Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery Markers which are both retiring. Punches 1 3/4 circle punch and 2 3/8 Scallop Circle

Happy Stampin',
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Hello Dear Friend

Ok, I am showing you a sample of one of my swaps I made for Regionals. I will post the full picture along with a few other cards.  Everything in my card is using product that is retiring! Boo Hoo! I LOVE the Scallop Square Duo! I am listing those things next to the sample.

 Stamp Set:  Moving Forward #126-322 (c) Stampin’ Up! donates $3.00 of all sales of this stamp set to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Cardstock: Whisper White and Regal Rose (retiring)
Accessories: Scallop Square Duo #120-903

 Thanks for stopping by….

Happy Stampin’,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Bordering on Romance

As promised a Card! Yeah! It is another I made with my “Stash”. I had the main focal point just staring at me for a few days before I came up with this.

I love the Pool Party embossed with the Chevron Folder!  Ok, I have to admit that piece was lying around too!  It was from another card and it just fit perfectly for this card. So glad Pool Party is staying! LOVE this color!

I used my blender pens to color the flowers. You can use this card for just about any occasion. It would make a great Mother’s Day card or even a Thinking of you!

As always if you have any questions let me know and thanks for stopping by….

Happy Stampin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Mouthwatering Card Share

Hi Stampers! Thank goodness for the weekend!  This week just flew on bye!  Before I called it a night I wanted to share one of my cards that I put together with things I had lying around in a little bin or two.  My goal is to use it all up!  I tend to over make things sometimes either from cutting to much for a party or class and the pieces just don’t get used.  Well they’re piling up now and I need to use them up! Here’s my 1st card.

Mouthwatering Happy BirthdayI found the Ice Cream Cone from the Stampin’ Up! set Mouthwatering just begging to be put on a card!  ; ) I used Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pool Party & Calypso Coral cardstock with Calypso Coral & Soft Suede ink.  Added a touch of Glitter on the ice cream just to give it an extra Umph!  Well off to catch some well needed Z’sss.  Thanks for stopping by and as always thank you for stopping by and….

Happy Stampin’,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Butterfly Kicked up just a little

Hi Reverse Masking Thank you step upstampers! As promised here are all the items I used for the card in the post below PLUS the extra from this new card!  I love how this turned out! Everything extra that was added to this card was scraps that I had lying around. 

I mentioned in a post that I was going to be working on using up scraps of paper, etc that I had lying around waiting to be used and I still am….taking pictures today as the ones that I did take were awful!  Sorry for the delay in that but it's coming!  Enjoy!

Materials used: All Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set:
En Francais #109-974

Ink: Early Espresso #126-974, Gumball Green Re-Inker #126-855
Reverse Masking Thank you step up 1stock: Whisper White #100-730, Gumball Green #126-840, Chocolate Chip #102-128
Accessories:  The Big Shot # 113-439, Beautiul Butterflies Bigz Die #114-507, Bitty Butterfly Punch #129-406, Itty Bitty Shapes pack #118-309, Scallop edge border #119-882, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls #119-247, Stampin' Spritzer #126-185, White Gel Pen #105-021, Satin Stitched Ribbon #126-846

One more thing? The Video on how to make it! Oh yes it's below!  Questions let me know! As always thanks for stopping by and…Happy Stampin'
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.


Reverse Masking

One more post before I get to sleep! Our Stampin' Success catalog that we get every other month had this Awesome Technique in it! Reverse Masking!  I know it's not a new Technique but for those just starting out it is!  So let's go "Old School" LOL!

Reverse Masking Thank youButterfly Thank you

All supplies used for this card are Stampin' Up!

Don't you just love that little bit of Bling? I really liked how this turned out.

I will show you another card tomorrow with the same image just "Stepped-Up". I will list all the supplies on tomorrow's post!

Have a great night, thanks for popping in and…

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Miracles Happen

Before signing off for the evening I wanted to share another swap I got from Leadership. It's from Marlene Salvato. I shared a couple other swaps from her which you can see on this post HERE. I love how Sweet and Simple yet Elegant this card looks!

MSalvato SwapI tried to get the best picture but was having difficulties!

It's Whisper White Background with Whisper White Layer embossed with the new Cloudy Day embossing folder #127022 and Stampin' Up!s New stamp set called Rain or Shine #126-775 (w) or 126-777 (c) which can be found in the Spring Catalog and available til May 31st, 2013.

Well I plan on playing around this weekend! I've got lots of scraps laying around in neat piles and I really need to do something with them. That is one of my resolutions this year.  Use up the images, scraps and what not I've got.  Check back on Sunday to see what I've done!  Thanks for stopping by and as always…

Happy Stampin'
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Thanks Thanks Thanks

Happy Friday all! Sorry to not have posted sooner been working on a few other things on my other site HERE.  But wrapping things up and wanted to share this with you.

So I have such a hard time just keeping a card simple.  I tend to overthink it ALOT! Well seeing tons of awesome and "simple" ideas at Leadership this year I realized it's not that hard! Here is one that was shared from Stampin' Up! I am showing 3 versions – Simple, Step it Up and Step it up some more!

Thanks CardFrom left to right:

Simple, quick and fast. Then you've got a stepped up version! A few punched out images and you still have a quick and fast card.

Samples are using all the New In-Colors and Stamp Set from SAB Vintage Verses! LOVE this set!

Thanks Card 1

Here is the final Stepped up some more card!

All I did was add some Pearls to the center of each butterfly. Just to give it that extra Bling!

I have to stop overthinking things so much! Will share another super easy card with you a little later!

Thaks for stopping by and as always….

Happy Stampin,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.