15% Off Stamps Flash Sale Tomorrow!

Hello! Stampin’ Up! is holding a 24-hour flash sale beginning at 12:00am MT and ending at 11:59pm MT on Wednesday, October 20. A select number of cling stamp sets from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will be on sale for 15% off. This sale happens only once each year so now is the time to stock up on some of the cling stamp sets you’ve had on your wish list since the new catalog was introduced in May!

Click here for a flyer that lists of all of the sale stamps. You can place your order directly with me or shop my online store. The store will have a category titled “Stamp Sale” on the day of the sale.

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Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for October. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

The Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit is available now through November 10. With classic Christmas sentiments, bright and festive colors, a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents, you’ll have everything you need to make eye-catching treat packages that are sure to spread Christmas cheer. Each Gifts Galore box contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags that are adorably styled for easy Christmas gifting. Coordinating colors: Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade. There’s plenty of joy to share with Gifts Galore! Visit my Paper Pumpkin website to subscribe to this kit.

Pretty Pumpkins Fun Fold Card

Hello! Today’s project is a fun fold card using the Pretty Pumpkins bundle. The stamp set has great images and sentiments and the coordinating dies are beautiful. It isn’t often that we get Designer Series Papers to match the browns in the Stampin’ Up! color range, so while the colors in the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP are predominantly purples, I was excited to see that a few sides of the papers have some wonderful designs in Early Espresso and Cinnamon Cider.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Main card base – Cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3″, fold and crease with bone folder. 
  • Smaller card base – Cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock at 3″ x 8″, score at 4″, fold and crease with bone folder.
  • Cut one piece of the Blackberry Beauty DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and one at 2 3/4″ x 4″. Adhere the smaller piece of DSP to front fold and the larger piece to the inside.
  • Cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock at 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″. Cut an adhesive sheet to the size of the cardstock.  Run through die cutting machine using the pumpkin die from the Detailed Pumpkins dies.
  • Cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 3″. Stamp large pumpkin line image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Color with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  I used Stampin’ Blends and colored the stems with light Cinnamon Cider and light and dark Old Olive for the leaves.  For the smallest pumpkin I used dark Pale Papaya and light Pumpkin Pie, for the medium pumpkin I used dark Pumpkin Pie and light Cajun Craze, and for the largest pumpkin I used light and Dark Cajun Craze.  You can also color the image with Stampin’ Write Markers, colored pencils, or use ink pads with blender pens. Run through die cutting machine with coordinating die from the Detailed Pumpkins dies.
  • Cut two pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″. Stamp greeting from Pretty Pumpkins stamp set with Early Espresso ink in upper right corner of one the pieces.  Adhere die cut Pumpkin Pie pumpkin and then adhere the colored pumpkin piece, overlapping the die cut pumpkin.  You can adhere with or without Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere to front flap of the smaller Cinnamon Cider card base.
  • Stamp the small pumpkin vine and leaf image with Memento ink on the other piece of the 2 7/8” x 3 7/8” Very Vanilla cardstock and color the leaves with the Old Olive and Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends.  Adhere to inside of the smaller card base.
  • Adhere smaller card to larger card, making sure that the card opening faces to the left.  Adhere a Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dot to the card front.

Thanks for stopping by today!

The Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit is available now through November 10. With classic Christmas sentiments, bright and festive colors, a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents, you’ll have everything you need to make eye-catching treat packages that are sure to spread Christmas cheer. Each Gifts Galore box contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags that are adorably styled for easy Christmas gifting. Coordinating colors: Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade. There’s plenty of joy to share with Gifts Galore! Visit my Paper Pumpkin website to subscribe to this kit.

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for October. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

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New Christmas Kit Just Added!

Santa’s back in a fun and easy tag kit to spruce up your Christmas gifting! The Love, Santa Tag Kit has everything you need to create 12 whimsically designed tags, 3 each of 4 different designs. The finished tag size is 2 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. That means you’ll find printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, pink and white baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more in this all-inclusive kit! Coordinating colors are Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink, Poppy Parade. The kit isn’t just limited to making tags! You can use the tags and all of the other items in the kit to make quick Christmas cards. Make card bases using some of the coordinating colors. Cut pieces of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″, adhere the tags, stamp images included in the kit, embellish with the bakers twine, sequins or other Stampin’ Up! ribbons and embellishments you have in your collection. Stamp greetings on the pieces included in the kit or stamp them on scrap pieces of Basic White cardstock and use punches or dies to cut them out, and pop them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The cost of the kit is $19.95, Item #158375. Kits are available while supplies last! You can place your order by clicking here to go to my online store.

The Clearance Rack has just been refreshed! Many new retired products have been added, with discounts up to 60%. Products sell out quickly and are available only while supplies last, so if any of the items have been on your wish list, now is the time to purchase them. Click here to shop.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for October. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

World Cardmaking Day-Blackberry Beauty Card

Hello! Today is World Cardmaking Day! This event was started by the now defunct Card Maker magazine as a way to promote cardmaking and stamping and as a way to jumpstart cardmaking for the holiday season. This event always occurs on the first Saturday of October. I wasn’t able to plan my own event this year, however, I am sharing a card we made in my quarterly club last week. Take some time today to make a card and send a card to spread sunshine and let someone know that you care about them and are thinking of them. To see what others are doing and see some projects that are being posted around the internet, enter hashtag #wcmd2021.

This card features products from the Blackberry Beauty and Harvest Beauty suites and is a quick and easy card to make. Here is how to make the card.

  • Card base – Cut piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Crumb Cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Cut three different pieces of Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper into 1 5/8″ x 4″ strips. Adhere to Crumb Cake piece.
  • Using the Harvest Dies, run the coneflower through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with scrap piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Run the stalks through the machine with the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. This paper is now retired, as it was one of the free Sale-A-Bration items in the promotion that has now ended. Adhere both pieces to the DSP piece with liquid glue. Trim the ends of the stems down to the edge of the bottom of the piece.
  • Adhere piece to card base.
  • Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 1″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp greeting from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set with Blackberry Bliss ink. Run through die cutting machine with the long label die from the Harvest Dies. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the bird with Blackberry Bliss ink in one of the corners of the piece and adhere to inside of card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for October. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

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[156504]
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Three Easy Cards with Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper

Hello! September seems to be flying by, which means that the current Sale-A-Bration promotion will be coming to an end on September 30th! You still have one week to earn free products with every $50 or $100 purchase. Today I have three cards for you that feature the Designer Series Papers you can earn with a $50 purchase. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I receive Succeed Weekly in my email box each week and it is filled with business and creative inspiration. Several weeks ago they featured three cards made with a very simple layout, using the DSP, as shown here.

I decided to create my own cards, as shown here.

This layout makes quick and easy cards, with minimal stamping and no need for many embellishments, so it would be great for beginner stampers and crafters. It is also a great way to use up all those packages of DSP sitting on your shelf that you’ve been afraid to cut into! Cut Basic White Thick cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ for the card bases or select a cardstock color that coordinates with the DSP.

This card uses the Peaceful Prints DSP. Get a jump on making some Christmas cards now with this beautiful paper. The coordinating colors are Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Real Red and Sahara Sand. I used the Perfectly Plaid stamp set to stamp the tree in Garden Green ink and cut out the circle with one of the Layering Circles Dies. You can also use a circle punch. The Joy greeting from the Whimsical Trees stamp set was stamped in Real Red ink on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. I used the black & white gingham ribbon in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog as an accent and adhered it with a piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive.

This card uses the adorable Penguin Playmates DSP. This paper coordinates with the Penguin Place bundle in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog, however, you don’t need the bundle to create great cards, as the paper speaks for itself! The coordinating colors are Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight and Soft Sea Foam. I fussy cut the penguin from one of the sheets of paper, punched a circle from a contrasting piece of DSP and adhered the penguin to it. I used one of the greetings from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set, stamped it with Tuxedo Memento Black ink on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and flagged one of the ends.

This last card uses the Beautifully Penned DSP, which coordinates with the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, although this paper works beautifully with many other stamp sets. Who doesn’t love black and white paper – it goes with everything and you can also color it with markers, Stampin’ Blends or with ink pads and blending brushes. This set of papers includes 4 sheets each of 3 double-sided designs. I cut a circle from the paper and colored the flowers with Pale Papaya and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ blends. The greeting was stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. I used the hello greeting from the Timeless Tulips stamp set. I cut a 1/4″ strip of Pale Papaya cardstock to use as an accent between the two pieces of DSP.

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There is only one week left to join Stampin’ Up! and get this great Sale-A-Bration deal! You get to select $125 worth of products for only $99 and will also get a FREE bundle from the Holiday Catalog! You will also earn free Sale-A-Bration products! Everything ships for free. I’d love to have you join my team. Become a happy discount shopper or build a business – the choice is yours! Click here for the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!

Here is a list of bundles you can select from.

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for September. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

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Paper Snips
[103579]
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Shaded Summer Thank You-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for September. This is the last hop for the 2020-2021 year. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. The theme for this year is thank you cards that we make as a way to show appreciation to our customers and teams. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful projects created by so many talented stampers.

Today’s card features the Shaded Summer Stamp set in the annual catalog, along with the Summer Shadows Dies that you can earn for free with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-Bration through the end of September. The Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper is also a Sale-a-Bration item that you can earn with a $50 purchase. I decided to go with bright colors and used Magenta Madness as one of them. As I was going through all of my cardstock recently to see what needed to be replenished, I saw that I barely made a dent with this one. As much as I love bright colors, this is way bright even for me!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut two pieces of Magenta Madness cardstock, one at 4″ x4″ and one at 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.
  • Cut piece of Beautifully Penned DSP at 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ and adhere to the 4″ square piece of Magenta Madness cardstock. Tie a bow around this piece with the black & white gingham ribbon. Adhere piece to card base.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3″ x 3 3/4″. Stamp thank you from the Shaded Summer stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink in upper left corner.
  • Stamp the small floral image from the stamp set with the Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. Color the flowers with the light and dark Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends. Color the leaves with the light and dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Run through die cutting machine with the coordinating die from the Summer Shadows dies.
  • Back two scrap pieces of Bermuda Bay cardstock with an adhesive sheet cut to size. Run two different flowers through die cutting machine. Die cut two of the small solid leaves from scrap pieces of Granny Apple Green cardstock. Pull adhesive sheet backings off the flowers and adhere the leaf stems to the backs of each. Apply a few small dots of liquid glue to the leaves and adhere the flowers to the greeting piece.
  • Adhere the floral image over the die cut flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere piece to te 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ piece of Magenta Madness cardstock. Adhere piece to card front, overlapping the square piece.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the “so grateful” greeting from the Ornate Thanks stamp set with Magenta Madness ink. Stamp the sprig from the Shaded Summer stamp set with Granny Apple Green ink in lower left corner. Adhere to card.

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Join Stampin’ Up! now through September 30th. You get to select $125 worth of products for only $99 and will also get a FREE bundle from the Holiday Catalog! Everything ships for free. I’d love to have you join my team. Become a happy discount shopper or build a business – the choice is yours! Click here for the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!

Here is a list of bundles you can select from.

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for September. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

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[103579]
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Slice of Happiness Rosh Hashanah Card

Hello! I made today’s card to send to my friends and relatives for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Stampin’ Up! hasn’t had a Jewish holiday stamp set for many years so every year I take on the challenge of using SU products to create my holiday cards. It is amazing what you can come up with! I can usually adapt one of our packages of Designer Series Papers from the holiday catalog, or sometimes there are stamp sets that contain images that are symbols of the Jewish New Year. When I saw the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog, the rich purples made me think of grapes, which is one of the symbols. I thought immediately of the retired stamp set, Slice of Life from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, because one of the images is grapes. I used this stamp set to make my holiday card in 2019 and used the pomegranate image on that card. You can see it in this blog post. I used a set of Jewish holiday greetings from a retired Papertrey Ink stamp set. I also used one of my favorite fun-folds, which is a great way to showcase a stamped image.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. Score at 2 1/4″. Fold and crease sharply with a bone folder.
  • Cut two strips of Blackberry Beauty DSP at 2″ x 5 1/4″. I used two different papers, one for the front fold and one for the inside fold. Adhere to both sides of the fold.
  • Smaller card base – cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock at 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and score at 3 1/4″. Fold and crease sharply with a bone folder. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstsock at 3″ x 4″, stamp greeting with Cinnamon Cider ink and adhere to the inside left side of the card base. Cut a scrap piece of Gold Foil and run it through your die cutting machine with one of the small leaf dies from the Beautiful Leaves Dies. Adhere with small dots of liquid glue to bottom left of the greeting piece.
  • Cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and run through your die cutting machine with the largest rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies.
  • Use the direct-to-rubber coloring technique to color the grape image with Stampin’ Write Markers. I used Old Olive for the leaves, Cinnamon Cider for the branches and Rich Razzleberry for the grapes. Stamp onto the Very Vanilla cardstock, leaving room to stamp the greeting at the bottom. Stamp the greeting with Cinnamon Cider ink. Add some sparkle to the grapes with Wink of Stella.
  • Adhere the piece to the front of the Cinnamon Cider card base. Note that the folded base will open from left to right so make sure the opening is in the right direction before you adhere the stamped image!
  • Adhere the smaller card to the Rich Razzleberry card base so that the front of the smaller card overlaps the front fold of the larger card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for September. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

Christmas Kit Now Avaliable!

Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! In this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more! Create two each of four designs, finished size of cards is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede. You can order this kit, Item # 158155, in my online store. Cost of the kit is $19.00.

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