Dog & Cat Lovers …. this is for you!

Did you know that 68% of households in the U.S.  have a pet (according to a survey done in 2017-2018)?  I’m sure that you either have a pet yourself or have a friend who is a pet owner.

Since pets become a real family member to those who own them, I find myself in need of pet sympathy cards occasionally.  Here is one that I made using the Happy Tails stamp set that is  suitable for a dog owner.  Of course, the stamp set includes other sentiments making this a versatile stamp set.

A word of caution…be extra careful where you stamp the image of the dog bone!  HA!


Stamp Set – Happy Tails
Cardstock – Blueberry Bushel, Real Red, Whisper White,  In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
Ink – Early Espresso
Accessories – Dog Builder Punch, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

*** Save 10% when you purchase the Happy Tails Bundle instead of purchasing the Happy Tails stamp set and the Dog Builder Punch separately.  Be sure to use Happy Tails Bundle Item #150631.

Happy Tails Bundle Item #150631

Do you need a card for a cat lover?  Check out the new Nine Lives stamp set.  It coordinates with the Cat Punch.

Nine Lives Stamp Set – Item #148703 – $16.00

The Sale-a-bration promotion is 1/2 over.  Have you gotten some FREE items by purchasing $50 in Stampin’ Up! products?  Don’t miss out – there are lots of fun items to choose from.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!


To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

So Hoppy Together Makes a Cute Valentine!

Sometimes you have to think outside the box.  This frog doubles for Valentine’s Day when he is juggling hearts!  On the inside of this card, I wrote Happy Valentine’s Day!


Stamp Set – So Hoppy Together, Itty Bitty Greetings
Ink – Momento Black, Real Red
Cardstock – Basic Black, Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories – Dot to Dot Embossing Folder, Dog Builder Punch, Detailed Trio Punch, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Old Olive, & Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends,  Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive


I made the same card with a different color combo.  Love the purples – Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape along with Basic Black.


If you don’t have a stamp set for the specific occasion you need,  look at the stamp sets you do have.  I’ll bet you have something that will work if you just give it some thought.

Choose the “So Hoppy Together’ stamp set as your FREE Sale-a-bration item when you purchase $50 (before shipping/tax) during Sale-a-bration.   The cute hearts were punched using the Dog Builder Punch.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!

To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

This Deal is for Real!

Congratulations to my friend, Brenda!  She is one smart cookie!  For her, it was an easy decision to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit promotion going on now during Sale-a-bration.  Below you can see the card I sent Brenda to welcome her to the Deb’s Big Shot team!

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Stamp Set – Humming Along, Stamping Your Way
Cardstock – Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink – Mango Melody, Momento Black
Accessories – Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, & Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, Gingham Gala Adhesive Sequins, Snail Adhesive

How would you like to choose $175 worth of Stampin’ Up! products and pay only $99 plus tax?  Shipping is always FREE when you purchase the Starter Kit.  Sound too good to be true?  It’s not and the deal can be yours too!

Along with the great Starter Kit price, you will have demonstrator status which allows you to save 20% or more on future purchases.  As a demonstrator, you will have early access to new catalogs and products along with access to demonstrator only resources and Facebook groups.

Become a demonstrator just to get a discount on your own purchases or share your love of stamping with friends and hold your own classes and workshops.  It’s your choice!  Both hobby and business demonstrators are welcome.

Ready to sign up for the Stampin’ Up! Starter kit?  Click here.

Questions?  Email me: [email protected]

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!

To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds