Here’s To You

The March Paper Pumpkin Kit – Here’s To You – is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!   There’s only 2 DAYS left to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get in on this kit that’s filled with enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes.

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

Sign up TODAY to make sure you don’t miss out on the Here’s To You Paper Pumpkin Kit!   Enrollment for the March Kit ends on March 10.

I’ll be hosting my monthly Zoom Paper Pumpkin Party on March 25th – bring your kit and we will have fun putting them together and sharing ideas on how else to use the stamps, stencils and sponge!

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Fun with the Playful Alphabet

Hi!  Today I am sharing a card using the Playful Alphabet!  This is such a fun alphabet set and perfect for making your sentiment your focal point on your card.

I love how the word pops from the Basic Black mat layer.  I used the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper for the banner strips holding each letter.  The base is Granny Apple Green and the letters are die-cut from Garden Green, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight cardstock scraps.  They are popped up using dimensionals.

The sentiment is from A Wish For Everything stamp set and is stamped with Jet Black Stazon Ink.  The Pick a Banner punch was used to create the flag end.

Cardstock dimensions:

  • Base – Granny Apple Green 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.
  • Basic Black mat layer – 4″ x 5 1/4″ inches
  • Designer Series Paper Strips – 1/2″ inch by varying lengths

There are endless color combinations and words you could use – Smile, Thanks, Love, Wish, Hope – the list goes on – that would look great on this layout.

I hope you will give it a try.

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Butterfly Brilliance

Hi!  Happy March!  Wow, January and February were a whirlwind with Sale-A-Bration and the new January-June mini catalog that I wasn’t sure how we were going to top it – and what do you know – Stampin’ Up! decided to introduce the new Butterfly Bouquet bundle that will debut in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

If you know me, you know how much I love butterflies – just look at my signature, right?  I am so in love with these products.  The stamp is a background stamp and there is one die that will cut all butterflies together.  But, there are also 5 individual detailed dies that you could use to create a layer for each butterfly!  Prefer individual butterflies?

I will definitely be doing this, too!  That way I can stamp individually when I want as well.   Oh, and save those bits and pieces in between the butterflies – place them randomly on a block to create an animal print!

Ok, let’s get back to the bundle.  Besides the stamp set and coordinating dies, there are 2 other products that fill out the bundle that are ONLY available during this special early bird period.  That is, they will not be in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

Introducing the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack.  This contains 48 sheets – 8 each of 6 designs.  Some people call a group of butterflies a kaleidoscope, and that’s what you’ll get with the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper. Choose from glorious butterfly patterns in shades of aqua, pink, and yellow or watercolored patterns that coordinate beautifully.   This paper is only available during the promotion and while supplies last.

Add lovely texture to your creations with the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. You can stamp on it, emboss it, and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents.  You get 2 12″ x 12″ pieces of this gorgeous paper.   This paper is only available during this promotion and while supplies last.

And, if you purchase this bundle from me during the month of March, I will send you a FREE  tutorial to make these 4 gorgeous cards:

Simply click here to order your bundle today!

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Kiss Sale-A-Bration Goodbye!

Hi!  This is it.  The last 2 days of Sale-A-Bration and we are sending it out with a bang.  Place a $50 order (prior to S/H and tax) by Sunday, Feb 28 at 8pm EST and you will receive my favorite adhesive – Dimensionals – PLUS supplies to make 5 cards (3 of which are pictured here) as a THANK YOU from me!

Shop now in my On-Line Store

Fun Fold, #JanFeb2021SAB, Stampin' Up!, SU!, A Touch of Ink, Berry Blessings, Approaching Perfection

I kicked off my Facebook On-Line Event – join here – this morning with a video showing how to make these 3 cards.  This is such a fun and easy layout.

Here are the dimensions:

  • Base – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score at 5 1/2″ and then cut off 3″ along the 11″ side.
  • Basic White – 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • Designer Series Paper: 3 1/4″ x 4″, cut at 2 1/4″ along the 3 1/4″ side
  • Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4″

Watch this video to see how to make the cards:

The Designer Series Paper and stamps will all be gone after Feb 28 – so don’t miss this great opportunity to get yourself something for FREE with your $50 or $100 purchase.

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Paper Blooms

Hi!  Today we are having fun with the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration!  Just 3 days left to get your FREE pack!

Paper Blooms DSP, Happy Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanFeb2021SAB

Remember this card?  Well, I used the same concept – just rotated the card to be portrait instead of landscape!  Love this layout – can you tell?  This one uses the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy, Rococo Rose and Basic White Cardstock.  Love this color combination as well!  The sentiment is from Happy Thoughts in the January-June Mini Catalog.

But, you recall that 4th piece that we didn’t use on the Mushroom Card?  Well, here it is on this one:

Paper Blooms DSP, Happy Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanFeb2021SAB

A cute way to use it and finish up the inside of the card.

If you purchase the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set ($21), Rococo Rose Card Stock ($8.75), Night of Navy Card Stock ($8.75), Basic White Card stock ($9.75), and Night of Navy Ink Pad ($7.50) – you can get the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper Free and just think of all the cards you could make!

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Flowers All Year

Hi!  Today I am sharing with you the calendar card I sent to all my customers back in January using the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper.

Flower & Fields Designer Series Paper, Calendar, Friendship, Positive Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanFeb2021SAB

I paired the Designer Series Paper with the 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.  Black Cardstock is used a mat layer behind the DSP.  The cardstock base is Bumble Bee.  Bumble Bee Ribbon is a little touch to finish off the card.

The sentiment is stamped in Jet Black StazOn and is die cut with the Tasteful Labels Dies.  This paper is so pretty – you can use it on it’s own and just add a sentiment.

I had fun making this gift for my customers and they were well received based on the emails and texts that I got.

This paper can be chosen as your FREE item with a $50 purchase in my on-line store.  Did you know, you can choose from the Clearance Rack as well?  You will find retired products at a discount.  Who doesn’t love to save!

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A Touch of Ink

Welcome to Sale-A-Bration week here on the Blog!  Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year and this is the final week to take advantage of it – whether you are shopping, hosting or looking to join my team!

We will kick it off with A Touch of Ink stamp set.  This set can be chosen as a FREE item when you spend $100 (prior to S/H and tax).

Friendship, A Touch of Ink, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Watercolor, #JanFebSAB2021

This two-step stamping set comes with both line art images as shown in this card – that you can color or it has stamps you can ink to fill in the line are for you.  I love having options!

For this card, I chose to use my Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen and loved the finished look.  The images are stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink.  Pencils from both Watercolor Assortments were used – Real Red and Cherry Cobbler for the flower and Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight for the Hummingbird.

Best of all, this set comes with 6 sentiments, too!  You’ll find yourself reaching for this set over and over to create cards for birthdays, thinking of you, or just to say hello.

Did you happen to check out the background?  The paper is from the Oh So Ombre Paper Stack that can be chosen FREE with a $50 purchase!  I ran a piece of the Bermuda Bay Ombre paper through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine with the new Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder from the January-June Mini Catalog.  I love the look and you will, too!

BUT!  This set is exclusive to Sale-A-Bration and after Feb 28, it will no longer be around.  Head on over to my on-line store and when you reach $100 in your shopping bag, add this beautiful set for FREE!

If you are interested in joining my team, you will get 200 6″x6″ Designers Series Paper sheets in your starter kit for FREE!  These patterns will debut in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that starts in May.   This is on top of the $125 in product of your choice, business supplies and a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit!  All of this for just $99 plus tax (Shipping is included!)  JOIN TODAY!

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Happy Mail

Hi!  Today is my last Snailed It post for the week.  This is a quick Z-Fold card which is a great way to show off our Designer Series Paper.

Snailed It, Snail Mail, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

The base of the card is Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.  Fold like normal on the 4 1/4″ score line, then fold back on the 2 1/8″ to create a Z.

The Designer Series Paper strip on the front measures 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″.  For the inside, the Designer Series Paper measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

The sentiment is stamped in Real Red ink and punched with the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch.

As I mentioned, a quick and fun card to end your week.

I love the bright colors and fun images in this suite and hope over the week I have provided you with ways to use this set for many different occasions.

Sale-A-Bration ends on Feb 28th – your purchase of the Snailed It Suite will qualify you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!  But hurry!  Time is running out.  Shop today!

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More Scrappy Fun!

Hi!  Continuing on with our Snailed It Suite this week for today’s card.  And, wanted to give you another idea on how to use those Designer Series Paper scraps.

Hello, Friendship, Snailed It, DSP Scraps, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

This is such a fun layout to play with and so much you can do with it – plus a great way to use up those scraps!

For this card, I started with a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper pack measuring 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″.  On the 4 1/2″ side, cut at 2 1/4″.  Rotate, keeping both pieces together, and on the 3 1/4″ side, cut at 1 5/8″.  You now have 4 equal sized rectangles.  Keep them in order for placement on the card.

For a mat, I used Real Red Cardstock measuring 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.  Cut on the 4 3/4″ side at 2 3/8″.  Rotate, keeping both pieces together, and cut on the 3 1/2″ side at 1 3/4″.    Attach the Designer Series Pieces to these 4 Real Red pieces.

For the base of the card, I used Blushing Bride measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side and folded in half.  A layer of Basic White cardstock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″ is layered on top.

Adhere 3 of the 4 squares as shown in the pattern above to the Basic White layer.  Stamp your sentiment in the lower right corner.   I punched a 2″ Real Red circle from scrap cardstock.

The mushrooms are stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  Colors are Garden Green, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight.

Here’s another version using the Snail:

Snailed It, Birthday, DSP Scraps, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

You don’t have to use all the same Designer Series Paper pattern, the final rectangles measure 2 1/4″ x 1 5/8″.  The mat layers measures 2 3/8″ x 1 3/4″.

Purchase the Snail Mail Suite Collection in my on-line store!  The suite qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item when purchased prior to Feb 28th!  Don’t miss out!

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A Little Birthday Snail

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a good weekend! Since I kicked off the week yesterday with a Snail Valentine, I decided to continue the theme and today we have a Snail Birthday.

Snailed It, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Fun Fold, #JanJuneMini2021

Do you remember this fold from 2018?  It is the double point fold that I came across from Lisa Curcio.  Since it’s been a few years, I figured it was time to revisit it.  It is relatively easy to do and a great way to use your Designer Series Paper.

  1. Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper 3″ x 4″.  Score at 1″ along the 3″ side.  (If your paper has a direction to it, for the top flap, score at 1″ from the top, for the bottom flap, score at 1″ from the bottom”)
  2. Fold the corners furthest from the score line down to the score line.
  3. Use adhesive to hold the corners down.
  4. Attach the 1″ flap to the top and bottom of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White card stock.
  5. Attach the Basic White card stock to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ colored card stock.
  6. Use punches or die cuts for your front focal image that is big enough to span the two points.
  7. Decorate as desired and stamp a sentiment under the focal image for the inside of the card if desired.
  8. Attach the focal image to the TOP ONLY using dimensionals.

Here is a video showing the card above (it is the second card in the video):

For the snail, he is stamped in Jet Black Stazon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.  He is die cut with the coordinating die set.

The Stitched Nested Label dies provided the perfect layers to span the two flaps.  Did you catch the beveled edge on the Basic White layer?  That is easy to do and a great way to get more out of your dies!  Before popping out the cardstock from the die, flip it over and run your stylus along the inside edge of the die – it creates that beveled look.  (I show that in the video as well)!

And here he is in Real Red:

Snailed It, Birthday, DoublePointFold, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

We are down to the final 2 weeks of Sale-A-Bration – so make sure you place those $50 orders in my On-Line store so you don’t miss out on your FREE goodies!  You’ll find the link over to the right, or click on any of the products used below.

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