Wednesday, October 19, 2022


  Hi there! Thank you for joining us on our New at SU Blog Hop! We are a fun group of international stampers sharing some inspiration for your next projects!  This month we are going from simple-stepped up! Got a little (materials or time)? Keep it simple! Got a lot (materials or time)? Step it up! And don't forget somewhere in between!!!

Here are my cards this month:

So this is the grouping of simple, casual & avid cards using the same materials! With slight add-ons for the casual and avid cards! I've used the                      Ringed with Nature Bundle from our Annual Catalog. It includes the           Ringed with Nature Stamp Set, Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder and the Tree Rings Dies-and if purchased as a bundle saves you 10%!


The simple or beginner card is just that-very simple! They are usually one layer with just ink & paper. I created my own background by broadcast stamping the images from the stamp set, the added a simple sentiment strip.  This is basically a        ,one-layer card-except of course for the sentiment strip which is attached with dimensionals! I still can't get used to only one layer on my card  lol


The casual card usually adds a layer or two and some additional materials.  This one has a matte layer under the same broadcast stamped background as the casual, but it is embossed in with the Tree Rings folder! Then I used the folder & dies to create the "ring" for the sentiment.  Oh, just because I'm me I had to add some gems from the Leaf Label and Amber Gems Combo Pack and just a tiny bit of              Linen Thread! lol So this card is just a little stepped up!


The avid or stepped-up card has all that the casual card does just with a lot more bells & whistles!, Here I've added a second ring, stamped & fussy cut the sentiment, added some of the greenery & acorn from the die set, and brought in a leaf from the Leaf Label and Amber Gem Combo Pack! This card is very stepped up!

Bear in mind it did not take long to create all 3 cards! Not a lot of different materials were used either! Other than the 2 colors of cardstock (Very Vanilla &             Merry Merlot), inks, and the suite of products, the only other materials are the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack & Linen Thread!

This was a very fun project to do! I hope you can find some inspiration from one or more of the amazing blogs highlighted below!  There is some serious talent on this hop, and their ideas are sure to spark some creativity!!! Check them all out!! Enjoy!

Happy Stampin'!!!



  1. Lovely Fall card designs. Love the added texture and details you used to step up your designs.

  2. I really love your stamped background. Lovely set of cards Joni x



Hello friends! This month on the New at SU Blog Hop we are using the sketches on page 22 of the new Annual Catalog as inspiration for our ...