Saturday, August 4, 2018

Bonus Days and Color Your Season Cards

Bonus Days are back! Every $50 you spend August 1–31 (before shipping and tax), earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30.

See Bonus Days FAQ sheet here.

Color Your Season: The Blended Seasons clear mount or wood  stamps and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits dies are available while supplies last until August 31, 2018, whichever comes first. See details and bundle pricing here.

Blended Seasons Stamp Set
Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies

Versatile samples from Stampin' Up! using the bundle:

Please let me know if I can help you select your stamps other stamping supplies. I'm happy for you to use my Online Store to order when you are ready.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018


Simple but lovely and bold is how I describe today's card. This is a card that can be given for a birthday, anniversary or job well done! In this case, it was for someone who joined my team recently. 

I simply took the large branch image and stamped it vertically on the side and then stamped and cut out the flower images. The bold red color matches the ribbon I tied in a knot and also the "Congratulations!" sentiment. DONE!

Let me know if you have any questions about this card or any projects I've made. I am in the process of preparing to post about my Craft Studio remodel, so stay tuned! I great way to make sure you don't miss a post is to sign up to receive an email when I post. See the right side bar to sign up.

Please use my Online Store when you are ready to order Stampin' Up! products.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

What is a card swap?

When crafters put together a Card Swap, we each end up with a number of beautiful, hand made cards! An organizer takes signs ups and then distributes the cards sent in. In this case, we each made 10 cards and received 10 back. It's a great way to see the beloved Stampin' Up! products that we may not own (YET) and also to share them with others after we receive them.

I used Petal Pink and Crumb Cake card stock, the Special Occasions stamp set and Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. My embellishments are Gold Thread, Metallics Sequin Assortment and Pearlized Doilies. My sentiment was embossed using VersaMark and Copper Embossing Powder. Those Stitched elements were made using the Stitched Shapes and Stitched Labels Framelits and my Big Shot.

I'm glad you stopped by today. I hope you will leave me a comment so I can see what you think. Please use my Online Store any time to receive your own Stampin' Up! products.

Last Days of these Special Offers:


Is crafting a big part of your life? Do you want to earn money while doing something you love? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin' Up! is the perfect opportunity for you.
Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator means sharing your passion for stamping with family and friends, meeting new people, and building a great business doing so-plus, you get to set your own schedule!
A Gift that Keeps Giving
Until 31 July, Stampin’ Up! is offering one FREE assortment of Classic Stampin' Pads of your choosing as part of your regular demonstrator Starter Kit. No matter which ink pad assortment you choose, it’s an incredible value. This promotion is the perfect opportunity to join my team—and the Stampin’ Up! family—and start your new business off with a huge haul of new products!
Even better, Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get:

* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
* A business supply pack valued at $50!

That's a total value of $175! I would LOVE to have you join my team!


Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper! Through July 31st only. See details here.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Wreath Cards with Stamparatus

Colors: Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Colorful Seasons

I finally had a chance to learn how to create wreath cards using the Stamparatus. Once you get the general idea, it's so fun and easy. The possibilities are endless for creating wreaths! You can use words, leaves, flowers, pumpkins, ornaments, snowflakes, etc! Good for any holiday or occasion. 

Colors: Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede
Stamp Set: Pop of Paradise

My experience is that the smaller the image, the smaller the square you can use. Here I placed the pineapples on the diamond instead of the square. 

If you are interested in learning how to create wreath cards using any stamp images, just go onto YouTube and do a search. There are many tutorials and I used a few to get the idea and the best hints to make it work. Most of all, don't forget to purchase a Stamparatus!


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