Spring Fling Blog Hop

Hi!  Welcome to the Team Stamp It Spring Fling Blog Hop!  I am happy to share with you my Spring creation using the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog!

For my project, I created this card set complete with box and 4 cards and envelopes.

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For the cards, I stamped the daffodils on a piece of 2 1/2″ x 3″ piece of Thick Whisper White using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.   These were colored with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends markers.   The corners were rounded using the Corner Rounder on the Envelope Punch Board.  Black Baker’s Twine was tied around the bottom of the panel.

This was mounted on the leaf print pattern from the Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper pack that is 2 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ with the corners rounded.

The Base of the card is Thick Whisper White 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ and folded with a bone folder.   The sentiment is stamped in the lower right corner in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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I did 2 of each sentiment.  I think I prefer the longer bow on the birthday card.

Now the box.

To make the box top:

  1. Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 7 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.
  2. Score at 1 1/4″ and 7 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  3. Rotate 90 degrees and score at 3 1/8″ and 4 3/8″ on the 7 1/2″ side.
  4. Cut on the 3 1/8″ and 4 3/8″ score lines on the 7 1/2″ side to form tabs.
  5. Stamp the front panel with the Daffodils in Memento Black Ink.
  6. Color with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.
  7. Fold on all score lines.
  8. Adhere the tabs to the back panel using Tear & Tape.
  9. Place Tear & Tape on the front tabs and adhere to the back tabs to make lid.

For the Bottom:

  1. Cut a piece of Old Olive Card Stock 8 3/8″ x 9″.
  2. Score at 1 1/4″ and 7 1/8″ on the 8 3/8″ side.
  3. Rotate 90 degrees and score at 3 and 4 1/4″ on the 9″ side.
  4. Cut on the 3 and 4 1/4″ score lines to the score lines on both sides to form tabs.
  5. Use Tear & Tape to adhere tab to back (longer panel).
  6. Use Tear & Tape to adhere the front tabs (short panel) to the back tabs.
  7. Use Paper Snips to cut at an angle the side tabs from the front panel to the back panel.
  8. Place lid on top.

I love how this project turned out!  What do you think?

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New Sale-A-Bration items were released Feb 16th!!  Love the new Blossoming Basket Bundle for a $100 (US, prior to S/H and tax) order – it is fabulous!  And the Springtime  Foils Designer Series Paper is GORGEOUS!!

You’ll find these items in the brochure to the right!  Shop my on-line store to get your FREE goodies today!  Hostess Code: NYGZFRDW

Also, all orders $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) placed between Feb 15-Feb 28 will receive this tutorial featuring the adorable stamp set – We Must Celebrate!

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Paper Pumpkin Valentine

Hi!  Thank goodness I am a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber!  In my last minute mode, I needed to make Valentine’s for my family and didn’t have much time.  Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!  January’s Heartfelt Notes was the perfect kit and they were a big hit with the kids!

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The kit contains enough materials to make 16 adorable pocket cards. Untie the ribbon, and there is a note tucked into the pocket.  You could also put a gift card or small, flat piece of candy like a Ghiradelli square.   The kit comes complete with everything you need (except scissors) to make these cards.  Since I didn’t need 16 Valentines, I’ll be changing this up just a bit to make Gift Card Holders for Birthdays and Anniversaries.   They are just perfect for that!

What is Paper Pumpkin?  It is a box of creativity that arrives at your door every month!  The box contains all supplies (except scissors) to make that month’s project.  The projects change every month – from cards, to treat packaging, to home decor – its a crafty surprise!!  It takes about 30-45 minutes to make the projects.   Who doesn’t deserve a little creative time each month?   Monthly cost is $19.95 plus tax (S/H is already included!)

Did you know that Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its 5th Birthday in March?  As such, all subscribers by March 10, will get a FREE gift in their Paper Pumpkin box!  How cool is that?

Want more good news?  Purchase a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription before March 31st and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products (you will need to pay a minimum of $6.95 S/H to receive your FREE item if that is all that you order)

3-Month Prepaid Subscription – $59 1 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Item
6-Month Prepaid Subscription (saves $1 per month) – $114 2 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items or 1 Free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Item
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (saves $2 per month) – $215 4 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items or 2 Free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Items (Plus host benefits!)

Subscribe today!  Here’s how:

  1. Purchase a Pre-Paid Subscription in my On-line Store here using Hostess Code: NYGZFRDW  (Please use the Hostess Code if you order is below $150 prior to S/H and tax).  You will receive an email containing your pre-paid code.
  2. If you are a brand new subscriber, create an account here.
  3. Log in to your account and click on the pre-paid code link to add your code.

Current Subscribers – now is a great time to purchase a pre-paid subscription and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products!!

Cancelled Subscribers – re-activate your account to get March’s Kit!!  You don’t want to miss out on the 5th Year Celebration!!  You can also purchase a pre-paid subscription!  The kits are better than ever!

These kits are perfect for kids as well!  Need a little quiet time, you’ll be sure to get it while they work on their monthly kit – and they’ll LOVE getting a happy package every month!

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Birthday!!

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You’re the Best

Hi!  How are you today?  I’ll be busy selling Girl Scout Cookies with my daughter this morning and then at dress rehearsal for their competition dance team this afternoon.  I thought today I’d share with you the project attendees made at my Stampaversary party last Saturday.

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This idea came from fellow demonstrator, Mary Bush.  The box is made using the Lots to Love Box Framelits and holds 4 of the new Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper pack.  The colors are Basic Gray and White.  The sentiment is from Label Me Pretty and the coordinating punch found in the Annual Catalog.  I added Rhinestones to the sides of the labels for a little bling.  These are quick and easy to make if you are looking for a little gift for someone special.

Today is the last day to earn your FREE Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes with a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax).  This offer is good only through Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Teresa Howe.  Just place an order in my on-lines store using Hostess Code:    AWRFCDQY

You will also receive this FREE Tutorial with your $50 order.


We are still Sale-A-Brating with Stampin’ Up! and there are three ways to play along:

  1. Shop: For every $50 USA (prior to S/H and tax) you can choose a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!  There are two Level 2 items which are available with a $100 USA (prior to S/H and tax) purchase.
  2. Host:  Host an Online, Facebook, Catalog, In-home Party or place a single $250 order and you will earn an additional $25 FREE in product of your choosing!  Contact me soon to set your date!
  3. Join:  Join my Stampin’ Up! Team and choose an additional 2 Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit FREE!!  The kit is already a great value at just $99 (plus tax) – where you choose $125 in merchandise plus get business supplies to get you going.  Now you can add any 2 stamp sets of your choosing (excluding Sale-A-Bration products) FREE!   Ready to sign up?  Click here to join!

Whatever plans you have today, I hope you enjoy it!

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Mini Ghiradelli Treat Holder

Hi!  Welcome back to the last day of Valentine Treat Holders!  I hope you have enjoyed this mini-series and are able to find a pattern for your Valentine Treats!



Ok, on to today’s project:

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This cute little box can hold 3 Mini-Ghiradelli squares or 4 Hershey Kisses or 2 Dove Hearts!   For this holder, I used the Melon Mambo Card Stock for my box and decorated with the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Paper.  The hearts and sentiment are from the Tabs for Everything Stamp set.

Here is how the box is made:

  1. Score an 8 1/2″ x 5″ piece of cardstock at 2″ and 3″ on the 5″ side.
  2. Score at 2 “, 4″, 6″  and 8″ on the 8 1/2” side.
  3. Scallop punch the panels between the 2″ and 4″ score lines and the 6″ and 8″ score lines.
  4. Cut off the 2 corners on the 1/2″ end.
  5. Cut up on the score lines on the top and bottom.
  6. Score the 2 scallop panels at 1″ from the top of the scallop.
  7. Fold on all score lines.
  8. Use Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere the tab to form the box shape as well as on the bottom flap to seal the bottom.
  9. Use ribbon to hold the 2 scallop tops together.
  10. Decorate the sides with 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ mats.
  11. Add sentiment and fill box with goodies.

Here is a picture of the template:

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Just an FYI, yesterday’s box and today’s box can be made from 1 sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock.  This pattern requires 8 1/2″ x 5 and yesterday’s requires 8 1/2″ x 6.  So you can get 2 from 1 sheet!  Pretty cool!

You can shop in my on-line store!   Use Hostess Code: AWRFCDQY to qualify for FREE goodies!  All $50 orders (US, prior to S/H and tax)  qualify for

  • FREE Glitter and Clear Enamel Shapes ($7 value) – (good through Feb 10)
  • FREE Love You Still Tutorial (good through Feb 14)
  • FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Set

That’s quite a bit for FREE with just $50 order!

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Valentine Treats – Day 2

Hi!  Did you try yesterday’s Treat Holder?  What did you think?

Back again today with another Valentine Treat holder for you!

Valentines, Chocolates, Painted Love, Scallop Topper, Stampin' Up!, SU!This treat holder is perfect for holding a single Lindt Chocolate or a few Hershey Kisses.  Just the perfect little treat for someone sweet!

Here are the directions to make this:

  1. Score an 8 1/2″ x 6″ piece of card stock at 2″ and 4″ on the 6″ side
  2. Score at 3″ and 5 1/2″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  3. Cut off all 4 corners
  4. Using the Scallop Tag Topper punch, punch the two long ends.
  5. Make a small mark on the 2 short ends at 1 1/4″
  6. Score from this mark to the corners on both small sides like this:Your card stock should now look like this:Scallop Topped Treat Box, Stampin' Up!, Treat Holder, Valentines, Pattern, Template
  7. Fold on all Score lines.  Apply Tear & Tape to one triangular flap on the short side to adhere the back scallop flap.
  8. Use ribbon to tie the front scallop flap and close the box.
  9. Decorate as desired.

For my box, I used Melon Mambo for the base and decorated with Designer Series Paper from the Painted With Love Specialty pack.  These pieces measure 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″.

I then used the small scallop circle punch from the Occasions Catalog and adhered with dimensionals a Gold Foil heart created with the Lots to Love framelits.   You could add a sentiment to go over the heart or above or below if you’d like.   The Ribbon is the Blushing Bride double stitched ribbon.

Pretty quick to put together if you are looking to mass produce a treat.  If you need treats that are not food, try small erasers or stickers for children or a piece of jewelry for someone special.   Little notes telling the recipient what you love about them would also be sweet to tuck inside.

You’ll find all supplies to make this box in my on-line store!  Use Hostess Code: AWRFCDQY when placing your order to receive FREE Glitter & Enamel Epoxy Shapes ($50 order prior to S/H and tax placed by Feb 10) and this tutorial:

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Time for Valentines

Hi!  Today I am kicking off 3 Days of Valentine Treat Holders!

First up, this easy-peasy Ribbon Pull-Up treat holder!

Valentines, Love, Treat Holder, Lots to Love, Painted Love, Stampin' Up!, SU!It is amazing how quick and easy this little treat holder is to make.  All you need is a 4×6 piece of Designer Series paper, a hole punch and ribbon!  If you have a definitive pattern to your paper, you want the length to be 6″ and the height 4″.  For my holder, I used the Painted Love Specialty Designer Series Paper found in the Occasions Catalog.

Score your 4×6″ piece of paper at 1/2″ along the 6″ side.

Fold and add Tear & Tape along the 1/2″ strip and along the bottom.

Adhere the side tab and then starting at the tab end, adhere the bottom.


Use a bone folder to flatten the pouch.

Punch a hole (I used a 1/4″ retired Stampin’ Up! punch) in the center of the top and run a 14″ piece of ribbon through the holes.



Place treats in pouch – using the treats to push the ribbon down into the pouch.

Tie ribbon or use a piece of Baker’s Twine to tie the ribbon together and decorate the front as desired.

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The recipient just needs to pull up on the ribbon to pull the treats out of the pouch!

I am still celebrating my 13 years as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator with 13 days of Giveaways on my Facebook page here.

I am also offering FREE Glitter and Clear Enamel shapes with all $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) orders placed in my on-line store using Hostess Code: AWRFCDQY through February 10th.

Lastly, all orders of $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) also qualify for this FREE Tutorial featuring the Love You Still Stamp set through February 14th.


Big news!!  The Fast Fuse promotion is coming back on Feb 8!!  Order 1 Fast Fuse adhesive and get 2 Refills FREE!!  Offer runs Feb 8-12 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!  So shop early on February 8 to get in on this great deal!

Don’t forget we are still Sale-A-Brating and every $50 purchase earns you a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!!

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Celebrate You

Hi!  Happy Saturday and Happy Stampaversary to me!!  Today marks my 13th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!   I want to share this with YOU because without you, I wouldn’t still be doing this!

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Thank you so much for letting me share my love of paper crafting and Stampin’ Up! products with YOU!  To Celebrate, I am offering a FREE pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes for all orders of $50 (prior to S/H and tax) placed in my on-line store using Hostess Code: AWRFCDQY   by Feb 10th.

For this card, I used the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration stamp set and Celebrate You Sale-A-Bration thinlets.   You can earn both of these items FREE with a $150 order!    The flowers were colored with Pacific Point, Old Olive and Pool Party markers and then stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock.   Celebrate You were die cut with the Celebrate You thinlets from Pool Party and Basic Black card stock.  I love how it looks!

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The center of the flowers were sparkled with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen.  A few Tutti-Fruitti self-adhesive sequins were added as the final touch.  The Whisper White panel is mounted on a Basic Black panel and this is layered on a Thick Whisper White base.  The dimensions are as follows:

  •   Base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 – score at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side and fold in half
  •   Black:  3 5/8″ x 4 3/8″
  •   White: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″

Don’t forget, all orders over $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) also qualify for a FREE tutorial:

And lastly, since it is still Sale-A-Bration, you also earn FREE items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!  So, a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) will get you:

  • Tutorial featuring the Love You Still stamp set (offer valid through Feb 14)*
  • FREE Pack of Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (offer valid through Feb 10)*
  • FREE Level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure – like the Amazing You stamp set used in today’s card!  (offer valid through March 31st)

*Offers valid with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Teresa Howe only.

Thank you so much for Celebrating with me today!!

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More Fun with Brushos

Hi!  I am back today with another card made using the Brushos!

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I actually demonstrated how to do this background on my Facebook page Tuesday night, Jan 30th.  You’ll find it on this page.  The Brushos are quite fun to play with – there are so many different techniques and so many colors you can make from the 5 colors that come in the set.

For this particular background panel, I sprinkled the Yellow and Brilliant Blue Brushos on Whisper White cardstock then spritzed with water.  If you spritz at an angle, the colors will spray and spread more than if you spritz straight down.  Once dry, it was layered on a piece of Basic Black card stock.  My base is the Thick Whisper White.

For the dragonflies, die cut from a scrap of Basic Black cardstock.  Embellish with Wink of Stella Clear.  They’ll become sparkly:

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The fun with Brushos – even when using the same two colors – you can get a different look!   I hope you’ll give them a try!

All supplies used in the making of this card can be found in my on-line store.  Use hostess code: AWRFCDQY

And don’t forget, we are still Sale-A-Brating and you earn FREE products on qualifying orders!

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Comfort & Healing

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope you are doing well!  Today I have a card for you using the Butterfly Basics stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  I haven’t used the set in a while so that it could use some love.

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I made this card for someone who recently went through some surgery to let them know I was  thinking of them and wishing them well.

I created a mask using the Layering Ovals framelits and a piece of the thick cardboard that is in the back of every 12×12 Designer Series Pack.  I tend to cut the cardboard to the same size as the panel so it is easy to use.  I sponged Daffodil Delight in the center and then Crushed Curry around the edge of the oval before removing the mask.  I love the depth this added to the card.  The flower is stamped with Memento Black ink and colored using the Stampin’ Blends.  I love how these markers color – such a rich and beautiful look.

The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases.  If you are lookingfor a set with a gorgeous font, I highly recommend this one.  The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black ink as well.  The main panel is layers on a Rich Razzleberry mat before being attached to a Thick Whisper White base.

Pretty simple card – and sometimes you need that.

Don’t forget, we are still celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s favorite time of the year with Sale-A-Bration!  I’ve already had one hostess take advantage of getting the starter kit for very little money by applying her hostess benefits toward the cost of the kit.  I believe she paid around $30 for almost $200 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodness!!  Guess what!  YOU can do the same!! Contact me for the details!

Or – you can shop my on-line store and for every $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) pick out a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  All orders over $50 placed by Jan 31 also get this tutorial when you use this hostess code  7HSFZ3GP :

Did you know that when you place your order on-line, you can order from the Clearance Rack as well as any of the current catalogs?  The Clearance Rack has deals up to 70% off retail prices of retired products!  Check it out today!!

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A Little Toucan…

Of Appreciation!   Do you like play on words?  I do!  So this set is right up my alley!

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I miss the “For the Birds” set so was very excited when I saw Bird Banter in the Occasions catalog.  I finally  had a chance to play with it and came up with this card to thank those who place orders with me this month.   For this card, I used the toucan image and colored him with the Stampin’ Blends.  I love these markers and feel they are well worth the investment.   The patterned paper is from the Picture Perfect Party DSP stack and is mounted on a Lemon Lime Twist mat.  The base is Bermuda Bay.  I added a strip of Basic Black cardstock layered with the Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon behind my image.  The image is die cut with the Layering Circles framelits.  This is layered on a Bermude Bay stitched circle.   The sentimenet is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink in the lower right corner.  I hope my customers enjoy this one!

It’s not too late for you to receive one of these cards!  Simply place an order through my on-line store by January 31st and you’ll receive one as well!  Sale-A-Bration is in full swing now and every $50 purchase (US, prior to S/H and tax) earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration product from the brochure.

Want to earn a FREE Tutorial as well?  Simply shop my store here using Hostess Code 7HSFZ3GP  and you will receive this tutorial:

February is my 13th year as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  I am looking forward to celebrating with you!!

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