Too Much Says Who?

This is my second post of the day. For my Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop Post click HERE!

Hi it’s Tyra and I’m here with a very special post! Today I’m sharing a card I created using an exclusive Sweet Stamp Shop set, “Sparkle and Shine,” offered in Clique Kit’s December Kit, Enchanted Meadow.

Sweet Stamp Shop Too Much Card Enchanted Meadow Clique Kits


This set is no longer offered by the Sweet Stamp Shop, so be sure to check out Clique Kit’s December’s Kit.  I am lucky to have created projects for both teams and it just so happens I have a extra Sweet Shop stamp set that I would LOVE to give away! Just leave a comment and your contact info and check back on next Tuesday, December 16th, Sweet Stamp Shop’s December Release, where I will share a new card created in celebration of the release and announce the lucky winner!

What a fun day on the blog! Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra


Planner Basics: Basic Tools for Stamping

Happy Hump Day! I’m here with another Planner Basics post where I discuss basic tools for you planner nerds out there 🙂

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There has been an explosion of interest in using stamps and planners together and I think it’s awesome.  If you are someone new to stamping, you might find yourself overwhelmed with the choices of inks and tools to use.  My advice? Keep it simple:

  1. An acrylic block is a must-have if you plan on using “clear” stamps. The one shown was only $1 dollar at my local craft store. Score!
  2. Memento Dew Drop Inks are perfect for the busy planner.  The compact size and the dew drop shape of these pads allow you get just the right amount of ink onto your stamp.  These inks dry fast and will not smudge.
  3. Use a pencil case to keep all of your tools together.
  4. Love those stamps? Mine are from the Sweet Stamp ShopPlan It” series. I’m featuring the following sets today:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

Sweet and Simple with the Sweet Stamp Shop and CASology

Hello It’s Tyra and today I’m playing along with the latest CASology challenge where the cue card for this week is: EAT

Week 123 - Eat

I’m sharing this sweet and simple card I created using the “Take Out” set from the Sweet Stamp Shop:


And here is the card I created:

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Since moving back to the midwest, I’m delighted that I can now enjoy a few (truly Americanized) take out restaurants! My favorites are beef and broccoli, shrimp with veggies and rice, rice rice. And did I mention rice? Speaking of rice, I wonder why I have yet to invest  in a rice cooker?  There are so many textures, flavors and variety of rice!  If anyone has a rice cooker, please leave a comment with your recommendation – please?

Sorry for the rambling, back to the CASology challenge.  It’s so nice to play along with card challenges. There’s such a wonderful community cultivated on the  various challenge sites. One last thing about CASology – The design team provide tips called “Design Defined.” When I started to take up an interest in card making, these tips proved to be so valuable to me.  I love to see the new tips posted with each challenge! This to me is what set this talented team a part from many others!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! xo, Tyra


Updated December 3rd to add:

YAY! This Card was recognized!



Thank you, CASology!

Designing with the Sweet Stamp Shop

Hello friends!

Sorry I have been away so long! Please know that I’ve been working on A LOT of fun projects over the past month and that I’m looking forward to sharing, starting now!

In celebration of Sweet Stamp Shop’s November Release I wanted to share some of the projects I have created as a Design Team Member. Here goes:

Tyra Babington Sweet Stamp Shop Collage of Cards

Tyra Babington Sweet Stamp Shop Collage

I love the latest release featuring a take-out theme! Take out box party favors seemed appropriate!   You know what? Stop by tomorrow for a short and sweet tutorial on how I create the take out box party favors using my die cutting machine.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Shaker Gift Tags Featuring The Sweet Stamp Shop

*This is my second post of the day! If you are hopping along with Clique Kits, you can pick up my post HERE*

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Hi It’s Tyra and I’m here to share a cute and quick little tutorial to create shaker gift tags featuring Monster Mash and Holiday Town from the Sweet Stamp Shop:



Holiday House Sweet Stamp Shop



I used a Silhouette File to for a shaker shadow box and simply assembled as shown in the pictorial.  Don’t forget your acetate to keep your sparkles inside!  I also added a panel to the back with string to convert this shaker into a gift tag! I kicked it up a notch by adding a stamped image — perfect for a  spooktacular or holiday gift tag:

Shaker Tag Tutorial JustTyra Sweet Stamp Shop


Here is my finished result:

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Super easy – I promise!


Crafty News You Can Use, October 2014

Hey there! This is my  first attempt to gather up this bucketful of crafty news and share all of it with you!

First – you may have noticed that I added a new page to my site  – the “Featuring” page. I will try to post new releases and exclusive discounts available to me to share with you.

So let’s get to it!  I’m playing along with a lot of new releases this month, including:

The Sweet Stamp Shop has released a set lovely stamps that are absolutely PERFECT for this time of the year!




The November Release from Clique Kits is bananas (translate: insanely amazing). Just take a peek :

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Yes. All of it, please. The goodness is HERE. WAIT: You can use TYRA!) for 10% off – ALWAYS

Clique Kits October challenge is still OPEN! Give it a try!   The winner of the October challenge will receive the full Fancy Pants 12 x 12 ‘Oh! Deer’ collection, buttons and mini trees! And it make it really easy, here are the challenge rules:

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects here by October 31st, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up
  • You are not required to use Fancy Pants Designs Product to link up but doing so does give you an extra entry
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post


AND Die-Namities has upper cute Baby theme dies I am sharing on the blog this week:




Last but never LEAST.. The wonderful company Chickaniddy! I LOVE LOVE the Scrumptious Collection and Jolly Good will be featured on the Blog next Month!  Click here and here to see how I got crafty!

Tyra Babington Chickaniddy Crafts  Hello Friend Card


Whew! That was A LOT. Thanks for sticking with me! As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Sweet Stamp Shop October Release

I have ALOT of fun news to share today but first I wanted to announce that the Sweet Stamp Shop is Featuring a new release of simply amazing fall and holiday stamps:

Fall Leaves


Holiday Sentiments


Holiday Town


These sets are fun and fabulous and most of all easy to combine with previous sets.  See the sneak of what I created below as an example:

Holiday Town Sweet Stam Shop JustTyra_Sneak


Please visit the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog to see the full reveal and what my other DTeamies created!

P.S. remember Monster Mash?  Here is another fun card I created using that fab set:

Monster Mash Family Card Sweet Stamp Shop JustTyra


Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra




A “Cut” Above The Rest, featuring Sweet Stamp Shop

Hey Crafty friends, today I want to share a few ways I use my metal nested dies to make a statement.  I’m featuring Sweet Stamp Shop’s Enjoy Calligraphy set — it’s truly a go-to set when you need to create quick and easy cards: Enjoy_Calligraphy__07272.1405390711.386.513   The quotes are in so dreamy, I used one of my dies from a “nested” set to crop out a cloud scene: die cut cloud scene justtyra

To make this card:

If you can Dream Sweet Stamp Shop JustTyra

Super Fast and easy! Drawing off of the inspiration of this quote, I use a metal balloon die to create the same impact in a slightly different way:


Sweet Stamp Shop Enjoy Calligraphy Stamp JustTyraHave you noticed a theme here? I used the quote as a source of inspiration for using the cloud paper and the balloon die.

Stop by the Sweet Stamp Blog tomorrow for a two more fun techniques with metal dies that I’m sure will make you dust off your die sets. Take care and thanks for stopping by! xo, Tyra

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Late to the Party

I’m playing along in the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop! (Better late than never — right?)  A special thanks to Chaitali, at Cuts, Crops and Creativity for hosting such a fabulous event!


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Do you see the stars around that cute cup from the Sweet Stamp Shop? That’s how I feel when I have a chance to pick up coffee in the morning! Coffee makes everything okay, doesn’t it? Last, but not least, here a little “coffee trivia” from me:

Q:  When did you start drinking coffee?

A: Maybe just over a 1 1/2 years ago! I have a 3-5 cup/week habit! (Including coffee brewed at home)

Q:  What is favorite brand (you can name up to three).

A:  Well, this is how my coffee habit formed.  My husband discovered this special little brand called “Highlander Grog” from a fine little coffee shop here in Indianapolis.  I believe there are hints of caramel and hazelnut in this blend.  We are always stocked with a bag (or two) of this deliciousness.  If I can’t get my hand on this, I will go for the Hazelnut flavored coffee at Panera Bread Co.

Q:  What is the most amazing coffee that you had? Remember where and when?

A: See the question above. Seriously! This love started when my husband brought home a freshly brewed cup of this goodness on a Saturday.

Q:  If I don’t drink my needed coffee, I will…

A: Shed one sad tear! (smile)

Thanks so much for dropping by! xo, Tyra

Kit Haul! Sweet Stamp Shop’s On Cherry Street Kit, Part 1

As many of you know I design for Sweet Stamp Shop and I’m primarily a card maker, however I wanted to share today my latest haul from Sweet Stamp Shop — The Ahoy Kit from the On Cherry Street Line, a collection of paper goods (and stamps of course) for pocket style memory keeping.

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It’s gorgeous, isn’t it?  Check back later this weekend  for a layout I created using this fun line and my thoughts on why this kit is great for card makers looking to jump back into memory keeping / scrapbooking.  Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

P.S. The Day To Day kit was just released this week! It’s next on my list 🙂