Perennial Lavender Fun Fold Card

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Today’s card features products from the Perennial Lavender mega suite from the soon-to-be-retired January-April Mini Catalog. The good news is that all of the products in this suite, with the exception of the Perennial Postage stamp set, are carrying over into the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalog, including the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper. It isn’t often that Stampin’ Up! carries over DSP! The Painted Lavender bundle will not be sold as a bundle in the new catalog. You will be able to purchase the stamp set and dies separately. If this bundle is still on your wish list, you might want to take advantage of saving 10% on the bundle now.

Here is how I created this fun fold card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease sharply with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the Perennial Lavender DSP at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and run through a die cutting machine with the largest die from the Perennial Postage die set and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 1/4″ x 4″. Stamp the stems with Pretty Peacock ink. Stamp large lavender spray with Gorgeous Grape ink. Stamp spray again with Highland Heather ink over the Gorgeous Grape spray. Adhere to a piece of Highland Heather cardstock cut at 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.
  • Cut two pieces of DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to both sides on the inside of the card. Cut a strip of Basic White cardstock at 1″ x 11″. Score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″. Crease all folds very sharply with a bone folder.
  • Run a thin line of liquid glue at the top of the 11″ strip. Open card and center the strip in the middle. Line up the top of the strip with the top of the card and adhere. Run a thin line of liquid glue at the bottom of the strip. Line up the strip with the bottom of the card and adhere.
  • Cut four pieces of Highland Heather cardstock at 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″each and four pieces of Basic White cardstock at 2″ x 2″ each.
  • On the first piece of Basic White, stamp the grass image with Pretty Peacock ink. Stamp the butterflies with Fresh Freesia ink.
  • On the second piece of Basic White, stamp the thin lavender spring several times with Gorgeous Grape ink and alternating with Highland Heather ink.
  • On the third piece of Basic White, stamp the small flower spray with Highland Heather ink.
  • On the fourth piece, stamp a greeting from the Perennial Postage stamp set or leave it blank and write in your own note.
  • Adhere the four stamped images to the four squares of Highland Heather cardstock.
  • Adhere the four squares to the strip, running a thin line of liquid glue in the middle of each square. Don’t apply glue to the entire square otherwise the fold won’t work properly.

This is what the fold looks like when the card is opened.

  • To finish off the card, fold the card and crease again very sharply with a bone folder. Adhere the stamped floral spray piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere a few of the Purple Fine Shimmer Gems to the card front. Make bow and adhere to floral spray with a Mini Glue Dot. I used a piece of retired Gorgeous Grape ribbon from my ribbon stash.

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There are only four days remaining before the 2023-2024 catalog and the January-April Mini Catalog are retired. Save up to 60% on selected products, while supplies last.

Click on the catalog cover to view the list of retiring products from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.

Click on the catalog cover to view the list of retiring products from the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog.

The new annual catalog goes live on Wednesday, May 1 ! The inside pages have been redesigned and incorporate many new and useful features. If you are one of my customers and have made purchases in the last year you will automatically get a catalog from me in the mail. If you do not and would like one please contact me and I would be happy to send one out to you.

These are the five new and yummy 2024-2026 In Colors. I look at them as more saturated pastels and I LOVE them because they are bright and fresh!

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for April. 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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Last Chance Product Sale

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I’m back from being MIA for almost two months and I can’t believe it’s been that long since my last post! I’ve been holding my monthly card classes but haven’t had time to post any of the projects. February through the end of April is always a crazy busy time of the year for me. No, I’m not an accountant dealing with client tax returns LOL!! However, I am the administrator on the Business Development Team (also known as fundraising) for a major non-profit business organization in Lancaster County and our big annual awards luncheon will be held in two weeks so I’ve been working with all of our sponsors and the luncheon team to keep track of registrations, as well as working with our graphic designer on the luncheon program. This is painstaking, detailed work so I’ve had to give most of my attention to this event, including the last few weekends. I’m itching to work on card projects and can’t wait for my pre-order to arrive next week so maybe I can do a little bit of stamping before my work on this project ends! I hope to begin posting on a regular basis again very soon.

The 2023-2024 Annual Catalog and January-April 2024 Mini Catalog sales period ends on April 30th which means our Last Chance sale has begun. Save up to 60% on selected items, while supplies last.

Click on the cover to view the list of retiring products from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.

Click on the cover to view the list of retiring products from the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog.

It is always sad to say goodbye to many favorite products, including the 2022-2024 In Colors. The colors are Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, Tahitian Tide. I just checked inventory and all of the ink refills are sold out, however all of the cardstock, stamp pads and Stampin’ Blends are still available, so if you have some retiring In Color favorites, now is the time to stock up!

Price changes on a number of staple items will be in effect beginning on May 1st. Stock up now!

This is a sneak peek of the cover for the new annual catalog! As you can see, it looks quite different from past covers! The inside pages have been redesigned as well. If you are one of my customers and have made purchases in the last year you will automatically get a catalog from me in the mail. If you do not and would like one please contact me and I would be happy to send one out to you.

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for April. 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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Most Adored Book Fold Card

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Today’s card features the Most Adored Specialty Designer Series Paper, one of the free items you can earn with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. While I used this paper to make a Valentine’s Day card, you can use this paper for other occasions. I used the red and pink designs on one side of several papers but the other sides are gold foil and white. There are only 9 days remaining for you to earn this paper before this year’s Sale-A-Bration promotion ends.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 4 1/4 and 5 1/2″. Fold and sharply crease score lines with a bone folder. Adhere the 1 1/4″ fold section to the card base so that it opens up like a book.
  • Cut a piece of the Most Adored Specialty Designer Series Paper at 4″ square. Cut another piece of DSP at 1″ x 4″. Adhere both pieces to card front.
  • Die cut or punch out nine 1″ circles with Basic White cardstock and one 1 1/4″ circle with Real Red cardstock. I never got rid of any of the circle punches Stampin’ Up! has sold in the past so I was able to punch everything out. You can use any nested circle dies as well.
  • Stamp greeting with Real Red ink on one of the Basic White circles and adhere to the Real Red circle. I used the Love You greeting from the Season of Chic stamp set because it fit perfectly in the circle.
  • Cut three different 1 1/2″ strips of the DSP and either punch out eight hearts with any heart punch or dies in your collection that will fit within the circles. I used dies from a long-retired set of heart shaped dies. Hearts are one of my favorite shapes, so I always keep them.
  • Adhere the hearts to the circles. Lay the circles out on the card front, three circles per row, and when you like how the arrangement looks, adhere them down.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″x4″. Stamp small hearts from the Bee Mine Valentine stamp set two times with Real Red ink in upper right corner. Stamp Valentine’s greeting with Real Red ink. Adhere to inside of card.
  • Cut a piece of ribbon or bakers twine and tie around card front. I used two different colors of retired bakers twine on my card.

Most Adored Specialty Designer Series Paper Item #162976 Free with $50 Purchase

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Subscribe now through March 10 for the Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin kit. Included in the kit are supplies to make nine cards, 3 each of 3 different designs and coordinating envelopes; precut vellum pieces and wood embellishments; coordinates with the Meandering Meadows Suite Collection (Item #162745); free stamp set and Garden Green Stampin’ Spot; Coordinating Colors: Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Georgeous Grape, Fresh Freesia. The Love of Spring Add On Dies are made to coordinate with this kit, Item #164396. Click here for further information and to subscribe.

Stampin’ Up! has added more products that you can earn for free with a $50 or $100 purchase. Sale-A-Bration runs through February 29th. Here are the new selections.

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for February. 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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Flight & Airy Quick Card

Hello and Happy Valentines Day!

I’ve been busy making cards and holding classes for the last few weeks but haven’t had the time to post anything, so here is a quick card I made using the sweet Flight & Airy DSP, which is a Sale-A-Bration you can earn for free with a $50 purchase.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Boho Blue cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Cut a piece of Flight and Airy DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″and run through your die cutting machine with the largest die from the Perennial Postage Dies. Adhere to the Basic White cardstock. Cut a piece of Boho Blue 3/8″ Textured Ribbon at 5 1/2″. Wrap around the DSP piece and adhere ends of ribbon to back of piece with Scotch tape or Tear and Tape. Adhere to card base.
  • Cut a piece of Boho Blue cardstock at 2 1/8″ x 2 7/8″. Cut a piece of DSP with bird images at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ and run through embossing machine with the largest of the smaller rectangular dies from the Perennial Postage dies. Adhere to cardstock
  • Adhere to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting from Charming Sentiments on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock with Boho Blue ink. Run through die cutting machine using coordinating die from the Sentiments Silhouettes dies. Adhere to the bird piece with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add a bit of bling with the Opaque Faceted Gems, which is another Sale-A-Bration item you can earn for free with a $50 purchase.
  • For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and fussy cut out one of the birds from the DSP sheet with the different colored birds.


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Stampin’ Up! has just added more products that you can earn for free with a $50 or $100 purchase. Sale-A-Bration runs through February 29th. Here are the new selections.

If you choose to redeem any of these items as your free gift, you must use the item numbers listed on this flyer. To view the Sale-A-Bration brochure, just click on the picture of the front cover on the side of this blog post.

During Sale-A-Bration, when you join Stampin’ Up! you can choose $125 of products for only $99, which includes shipping. You get to choose from two FREE bonus options – either this Glass Mat Studio (a $60 value) or your choice of an additional $30 in FREE products. The Glass Mat Studio has been creating quite a buzz! The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio is a paper crafter’s dream! The heavy-duty glass mat comes printed with a ruler and grid lines for easy measuring, while the large surface space gives ample room for spreading out while paper crafting. The safety-tempered glass has a heat and scratch resistant surface that wipes clean with the included cloth and water—no chemicals needed. The reusable cloth also cleans ink off your stamps! The nonslip, heat resistant, waterproof silicone mat features four palette squares for mixing custom ink colors or for holding small ink spots in place while crafting. Each component can be used separately or you can use all three items together for a multipurpose paper crafting studio that’s both functional and elegant.

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for February. 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 Sale-A-Bration Products Added!

Stampin’ Up! has just added more products that you can earn for free with a $50 or $100 purchase. Sale-A-Bration runs through February 29th. Here are the new selections.

If you choose to redeem any of these items as your free gift, you must use the item numbers listed on this flyer.

To view the Sale-A-Bration brochure, just click on the picture of the front cover on the side of this blog post.

Two new kits have been added to the Kits Collection and they are now available for purchase in my online store.

The Birthday Sparkle Kit contains supplies to make six cards and six tags. Included are a stamp set, die cut paper pieces, twine, glitter stickers, pressed wood sticks, gold foil paper pieces and coordinating envelopes. Coordinating colors are Basic White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Gold and Kraft. Cost of kit is $23 and Item # 163865.

The Happy Houseplants Kit is a cute home decor project. Make four framed pieces. Four 6″ x 6″ white frames and pre-cut paper pieces to assemble inside the frame are included in the kit. Coordinating colors are Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist. Cost of kit is $25 and Item # 163873.

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Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for February. 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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Simply Sparkling Fun Fold Card

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Today’s card is one of two cards we made in one of my recent classes and it features the Simply Sparkling Bundle. This fun stamp set and dies were introduced as Online Exclusives in November. There are so many ways to get creative with the stamps and I think it works well for both feminine and masculine cards. You can use it either as a soda can or a beer can.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score at 5 1/2″. Cut 4″ off one side and fold at the score line. With the remaining 4″ piece, cut one piece at 1 1/2″. This will be used for the bottom of the card.
  • Cut four strips of the polka dot pattern paper from the Lighter Than Air DSP at 1 1/4″ x 4″. I was looking through my DSP for something that would look like bubbles and thought this looked great. Adhere to the card fronts and inside pieces.
  • Cut a piece of Lemon Lolly cardstock at 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″. Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 5/8″ x 4″. Run through embossing folder with the circle folder from the Cheery Patterns Embossing Folder. This set of folders was in the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog and was still current when I made the card, however, it is now retired. You can substitute it with the dot folder in the Basics 3D Embossing Folder set which is still available as an Online Exclusive. Adhere to Lemon Lolly piece.
  • Run the can die through your die cutting machine with a piece of the Lemon Lolly and white flower pattern paper from the Bright and Beautiful DSP cut at 2 1/2″ x 3″. Cut a 2″ square piece of the holographic paper from the Holographic Trio Specialty Paper in the annual catalog. Run through die cutting machine with the top and bottom can dies. Adhere to the can piece.
  • Stamp greeting on can with Memento Black Ink. Adhere can to Lemon Lolly piece.
  • Stamp the lemon image with Memento Black ink onto a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Color with Dark Lemon Lolly, Dark Daffodil Delight and Light and Dark Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Blends. Run through die cutting machine with the lemon die.
  • Stamp straw with Flirty Flamingo ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and run through die cutting machine with the straw die. Adhere the lemon and straw to the can. Add a bit of bling. I used the Adhesive-Backed Glitter Sequins, also recently retired, but any sparkly gems would work just fine!
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp birthday greeting and lemon image with Memento Black ink. Make sure that both the greeting (no matter what greeting you use) and lemon images are stamped so that they don’t stick out when the front flap is closed. Color the lemon with the Lemon Lolly and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Adhere to inside of card.

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Kits Collection

Two new kits have been added to the Kits Collection and are available for purchase in my online store.

Rock Legend $14.00 Item #163272

Kit contains supplies to make 8 cards, 4 each of two different designs. Finished card size is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Coordinating colors are: Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Real Red.

Panda Friends $14.00 Item #163273

Kit contains supplies to make 8 cards, 4 each of two different designs. There are two finished card sizes, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Coordinating colors are: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Poppy Parade. So cute! we had a panda bear stamp set as part of Sale-A-Bration a few years ago and it was way popular, so it is nice to see this kit!

Paper Pumpkin

Sweet Springtime is the February Paper Pumpkin Kit. The kit includes 9 projects, 3 each of 3 different designs. It includes printed cards, coordinating envelopes, gift boxes, precut paper pieces, bakers twine embellishments and an Early Espresso ink spot. The coordinating colors are: Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Berry Burst, Crumb Cake. You can also purchase a coordinating die set, Love of Spring, $12.00, Item #164396 in the online store. You can purchase a subscription to Paper Pumpkin in my online store.

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for January. 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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Softly Sophisticated Fun Fold

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Today’s card features several new Sale-A-Bration products. Sale-A-Bration runs through February 29. For every $50 or $100 purchase you make you get to select exclusive free items. I used the Softly Sophisticated Bundle which includes a stamp set and an embossing folder, free with a $100 purchase. I also used the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper, free with a $50 purchase. I have used this fun fold many times because it is a nice way to feature smaller stamped images as well as embossing folders.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder. Cut off a 1 1/2″ piece from the front side of the cardstock and trim it down to 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″. You will use this strip for the embossing.
  • Cut a piece of DSP at 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Run the 1 1/2″ strip through a die cutting & embossing machine with the Softly Sophisticated embossing folder.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere the embossed piece to the right edge.
  • Cut a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 3″ and score at 1/2″ with the long side at the top of your trimmer. Fold on score line and give a sharp crease with a bone folder. Run a line of liquid glue or adhesive along the 1/2″ side. Center this piece in the middle on the back side of the Basic White cardstock piece and adhere.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 3/4″ square. Stamp the leaf image with Parakeet Party ink. Stamp the flowers with Lost Lagoon ink. I decided to stamp a few speckled images to fill in some of the blank white spaces so I used a stamp from the Queen Bee stamp set and stamped with Pretty Peacock ink. Stamp the birthday greeting from the Go To Greetings stamp set with Pretty Peacock ink. Adhere to the Lost Lagoon front flap.
  • For the inside greeting I used one of the greetings from the Layering Leaves stamp set and stamped with Pretty Peacock ink. I stamped a leaf image from this set with Parakeet Party ink in the lower left corner. Adhere to inside of card and close the card so that the flap overlaps the front of the card.
  • Add a bit of bling to the front of the card. I used a few of the green sequins from the Adhesive Backed Glitter Sequins which were in the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog. They are now retired.

Thanks for stopping by today!

During Sale-A-Bration, when you join Stampin’ Up! you can choose $125 of products for only $99, which includes shipping. You get to choose from two FREE bonus options – either this Glass Mat Studio (a $60 value) or your choice of an additional $30 in FREE products. The Glass Mat Studio has been creating quite a buzz!

The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio is a paper crafter’s dream! The heavy-duty glass mat comes printed with a ruler and grid lines for easy measuring, while the large surface space gives ample room for spreading out while paper crafting. The safety-tempered glass has a heat and scratch resistant surface that wipes clean with the included cloth and water—no chemicals needed. The reusable cloth also cleans ink off your stamps! The nonslip, heat resistant, waterproof silicone mat features four palette squares for mixing custom ink colors or for holding small ink spots in place while crafting. Each component can be used separately or you can use all three items together for a multipurpose paper crafting studio that’s both functional and elegant.

The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio includes:

GLASS MAT
* 5 mm thick
* 17″ x 14″ (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
* Safety-tempered
* Heat and scratch resistant
* Wipes clean with water or alcohol

SILICONE MAT
* 8-3/8″ x 6″ (21.3 x 15.2 cm)
* Multiuse, nonslip
* Waterproof, heat resistant
* 4 palette squares for custom-color mixing or holding Stampin’ Spots
* Product color: white CLEANING CLOTH
* 8-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ (21 x 21 cm)
* Durable, reusable
* Lint free
* Cleans stamps and other surfaces with only water
* Product color: dark gray

Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for January. 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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