Pirate Treasure Card

I am in love with the Pirates & Mermaids Stamp Set! (And I don’t care who knows it!) I mean, I knew I adored the mermaid, but I didn’t totally fall for this stamp set until I used this swashbuckling seadog PIRATE on a card! He is just the right mix of rogue and adorable.

The crown jewel on this card (yes, you read that right) is the addition of real jewels spilling out of his treasure box. This element was fun to create and makes a huge impression on this kid’s birthday card. To create the treasure box, I just grabbed the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels and piled them on the card until the spoils sparkled to my heart’s content.

Honorable mention definitely goes to the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. Combined with the Gold Foil Sheets, these make the card worthy of all your pieces of eight.

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Card Making Instructions:

  • Cut a piece of 8 ½ x 5 ½ Real Red Cardstock. Score at 4 ¼ and fold in half with Bone Folder.
  • Cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheets at 2 x 5 ½ and emboss using the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. (The Big Boss.) Adhere to card front with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Stamp the pirate image and “you are a treasure” or “happy birthday” on a piece of Basic White Cardstock sized 2 ¾ x 3 ½. Color the Pirate using Stampin’ Blends Markers in Real Red, Soft Suede, Ivory, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight.
  • Layer the pirate piece on two more cardstock layers: Basic Black 3 x 3 ½ and Basic White 3 ¼ x 3 ¾. Attach to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.   
  • Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the treasure box image on a scrap of Basic White Cardstock. Trim out the image with Paper Snips. Add Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels all over, creating the spilled treasure look.
  • Send this card to anyone who is a treasure to you! Makes a great masculine anytime card or kids birthday card. Enjoy!

Check out the video for detailed instructions:

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Happy Stampin’!



Brandi Barnard
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Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
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Mermaid Fun

Seriously, how could summer be almost over? I want more pool days and sunny rays over here. This Mermaid card reminds me of all those summer vibes and that’s why I wanted to share it today.

This mermaid card is actually a Book Binding Card! Have you seen that before? Using your Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer, Cut a Cardstock base to 11″ x 4 1/4″ and score at 4 1/4″ and at 5 1/2″. Fold the card in half then fold the front flap back again. Use some Stampin’ Seal+ to seal the card shut in the 1 1/4″ space by the main fold, and you have a book binding card! Decorate as desired.

Of course you need the adorable Pirates & Mermaids Stamp Set to make the adorable mermaid card. My friend Christine made this card, and she colored the mermaid with a few Stampin’ Blends markers and then used the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen on top. There are a few different dies used to complete the look!

I hope you all get at least one more trip to the pool/beach/ocean before mermaid season ends! Then, we can at least stamp pretty mermaids! Hope you enjoyed learning how to make a Book Binding card!

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Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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Maui Memories

Today I was reminiscing about our awesome Stampin’ Up! trip to Maui this year. When I scrolled pics, I saw two tiny pineapples:

I sent out bunches of these cards to the people who helped and supported me to get on the trip to Maui: my Queens of the Stamp Age team directs, and customers who ordered while I was in Maui. They received some little goodies I collected on the trip, too.

The was the 17th trip Stampin’ Up! has sent us on. It’s for me and a guest, everything is completely free, and they roll out the red carpet. I could have never been to all these places if it weren’t for Stampin’ Up!, and I’m so thankful. Every dollar purchased through me, and everything my team does to sell and share stamps, all helps us earn our next dream vacation!

Ahh… memory lane! Thank you for reading! xoxo



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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Pretty Perennials Stamp Set

Oh how I have loved this stamp set! I’m sharing today to celebrate my son, Drew, who has his 20th birthday today! He makes me happy, happy, happy. Just like this card.

This stamp set is only available one more day! Don’t miss it! Only $18 in my store. It’s called Pretty Perennials.

Here are a few more samples made with this set in case you need some more convincing!

And since we are celebrating my firstborn son, Drew, let’s have a little flashback of his tiny self, 20 years ago when I became a mom and he became an Earthling.

Hope you enjoyed Pretty Perennials and celebrating little Drew!

Happy Stampin’



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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Fun Designer Paper Layout

For my recent trip to Maui, I made swap cards to trade with the other demonstrators. I love all the fun variety of cards I got! Here is the card I created:

This is an awesome layout because it is so simple! Here is how to do it:

  • Cut your card base to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. (Mine is Basic Gray.)
  • Cut another layer the same color as your card base to 4″ x 5 1/4″. (Attach with dimensionals.)
  • Using any Designer Paper, cut three coordinating pieces to 3 3/4″ x 1 5/8″. Adhere using Seal+ across card front.
  • Embellish as desired!

I used the new Color & Contour bundle to cut a black scalloped label, and stamped/embossed one of the greetings in white powder. I finished with a twine bow and a few gems. Easy Peasy! Here are a few more views of the card:

Hope you enjoyed seeing my Maui card swap! Here is the supply list so you you can re-create it.

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Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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Last Chance Product Sale: To a Wild Rose

Do you like huge discounts on stamps and supplies?

Do you want to grab awesome products before the time is up?

Time to shop the Last-Chance Product Sale on my website! This sale consists of all the products that will NOT be appearing in the upcoming catalog. They are soon retiring forever, and today you can get them at a great deal. But HURRY! And don’t forget to use the host code NS96CHMF for extra gifts through my Happy Mail program.

Today I am featuring just ONE awesome option from the sale. Well, actually two. A matching set: the stamp set To a Wild Rose, and the Wild Rose Dies.

These are a completely gorgeous combo and I cannot believe the incredible deal you can get on them. Normally the combo of these two would have been $60, but right now you can get them for just over $30. Unbelievable.

#149452 To a Wild Rose Stamp Set ~ now only $23.40

#149547 Wild Rose Dies ~ now only $8.50

Below are a few awesome projects made with these stamps and dies! This stamp set creates very quick and beautiful projects. Ink-and-stamp, and that’s it! The two-step stamping gives you an “outline” and a “filled-in” image. The dies have a great lattice piece and a very nice tag piece you’ll be using all the time. Plus, you get the pieces to cut out the stamped images.

These amazing projects were made by: Lynda, Jennifer, Kristy, Amelia, Evie, April, Amy, Laura, Maureen, B.J. , Janice and Ann.

Grab these products now before it’s too late!

Happy Stampin’



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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A STAMP SET A DAY IN MAY: DAY 22: Tropical Chic

In May, I am featuring my favorite retiring stamp sets all month.

~You must get these now before they retire forever~

Don’t be one of the people who calls me in June and says “I’m so sad I didn’t get this set!” To place your order, click here and make sure you USE the host code for my MAY online party: 33V99FWB using the host code earns you extra free happy mail gifts for each order!

Today’s set is Tropical Chic. I have loved this one for cards for men or women, and scrapbooking any tropical vacation. The stamps are bold and make a statement, plus there are several choices for greetings. The dies make it even easier to layer and get fancy. Plus, they are on a special clearance price!

#148226 Tropical Chic Stamp Set $22

#146831 Tropical Dies-on sale for only $18.90

Check out this video showing options on simple or stepped up cards using these products!



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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A STAMP SET A DAY IN MAY: DAY 21: Beautiful you & Friends

In May, I am featuring my favorite retiring stamp sets all month.

~You must get these now before they retire forever~

Don’t be one of the people who calls me in June and says “I’m so sad I didn’t get this set!” To place your order, click here and make sure you USE the host code for my MAY online party: 33V99FWB using the host code earns you extra free happy mail gifts for each order!

Since today marks the beginning of Gemini season, Lily Jane (my 16-year-old daughter) really thought I should feature more than one set. That reminded me of this trio–three stamp sets, one beautiful style–all retiring soon! These are very mix-and-match-able because the line art is the same style, and the font coordinates. These also look beautiful embossed. Grab these while you can!

#151412 Beautiful You $28

#147529 Wonderful Moments $26

#149447 Artfully Aware $16.10 (sale price!!)



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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A STAMP SET A DAY IN MAY: DAY 20: Love What you DO

In May, I am featuring my favorite retiring stamp sets all month.

~You must get these now before they retire forever~

Don’t be one of the people who calls me in June and says “I’m so sad I didn’t get this set!” To place your order, click here and make sure you USE the host code for my MAY online party: 33V99FWB using the host code earns you extra free happy mail gifts for each order!

For Day 20, I chose the Love What You Do stamp set. This one has been SO nice because it is a one-stop-shop. The large watercolor wash piece creates an easy background, several large and small floral images are provided, and the small watercolor pieces will “color” in your flowers. On top of all that, several greeting options are included in a font that looks excellent on every project! This set has it all and will create a quick easy project each time.

#148042 Love What You Do stamp set $21



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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A STAMP SET A DAY IN MAY: DAY 19: Best Catch

In May, I am featuring my favorite retiring stamp sets all month.

~You must get these now before they retire forever~

Don’t be one of the people who calls me in June and says “I’m so sad I didn’t get this set!” To place your order, click here and make sure you USE the host code for my MAY online party: 33V99FWB using the host code earns you extra free happy mail gifts for each order!

Today I chose one of the most “manly” sets we have, Best Catch! It is super fun to pretty this up with colorful fish and even a bit of shimmer. And best of all, this stamp set is on sale for only $12 during the Last Chance sale in May. If you also love the dies, they will cut out the images plus some cattails that are really pretty.

#148598 Best Catch Stamp Set $12

#148815 Catch of the Day Dies $28



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
Shop with me anytime: brandi.stampinup.net