World Card Making Day

Hello! Today is World Card Making Day. The first Saturday of October was designated as World Card Making Day around 10 years ago.  While Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have any official customer events planned, they set a goal this year of getting demonstrators and customers to send out 50,000 cards next week in what they are calling World Card Sending Week.  They will be asking us to let them know how many cards we sent out during this time.  If you send out any handmade cards during this time please let me know how many by email or text, and send photos of your cards, as I’d love to see your creations!  I will enter you in a drawing for several packages of holiday-themed Designer Series Papers and will announce a winner during the week of October 14th. I have a bunch of cards going out next week, including a stack of cards from an event I recently held at my home. I am a member of a local chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and we host several mini-mixers throughout the year. I hosted one a few weeks ago and the attendees each made two fall-themed cards that I will be sending to the organization, Cards for Soldiers. I hope you will all make a card and send a card to someone you love. It is a way more powerful gesture than sending an email message, as recipients of my cards have told me over and over again through all my years of card making!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Needlepoint Nook Mother’s Day Cards

Today I’m featuring the Needlepoint Nook product suite from the Occasions catalog. The stamps include lovely floral images and a wonderful variety of greetings and type fonts. When you look close up at the Designer Series Papers the floral images are actual embroidered pieces that have been photographed and turned into these papers. The reverse sides of the papers feature different embroidery stitches. As someone who loves to embroider I really appreciate the work that went into creating them!

Here is a card I made for Mother’s Day using the Needle & Thread stamp set, Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies and Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper.



Here are the steps to make the card:

  • Card base – Berry Burst card stock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half
  • Cut piece of Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and attach to card base
  • Cut piece of Blushing Bride card stock at 3″ x 4″ and using the large floral die run through the Big Shot to emboss the stitched floral image
  • Stamp the largest flower with Berry Burst ink and stamp two of the smaller flowers, one with Balmy Blue and one with Highland Heather ink. Stamp the large leaf image with Old Olive ink. Die cut all images by running through the Big Shot
  • Use the Well Said bundle from the Occasions catalog to die cut the word “happy” from Balmy Blue card stock and stamp the Mother’s Day words on small piece of Whisper White card stock with Balmy Blue ink. To adhere the word you can either attach a small piece of a multipurpose adhesive sheet to the Balmy Blue card stock before running through the Big Shot or you can use multipurpose liquid glue or the fine-tip glue pen to adhere. Trim Mother’s Day words and attach underneath the “happy” die cut.
  • Arrange die cut floral images and adhere to card using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Attach piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ to inside of card and if desired, stamp image of large flower with Berry Burst ink at bottom of card.

Here is another card using the product suite. It was one of the make and take projects we made at Stampin’ Up’s OnStage event last November. The greeting, “sending you happiness and love” is a perfect sentiment for a Mother’s Day card.

All of the products in this suite will be retiring on June 3rd so if you would like to purchase any of them do not wait because availability is while supplies last! Visit my online store to purchase these products.


You won’t want to miss out on the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, which was designed by Shelli Gardner, founder and Board Chairman of Stampin’ Up! The deadline to order this kit is May 10th and it will arrive in your mailbox by May 20th. While this kit is stand-alone and all you need to add is adhesives, it has been designed to coordinate with the new Bird Ballad product suite in the 2019-2020 annual catalog so if you are an avid crafter you can use the products in this kit to design your own cards. For additional information and to order click here to visit my Paper Pumpkin site.

Place an online order between $50-$149 with me and receive a free gift. This month’s gift is a package of clear rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 Product List  
Big Shot
[143263]
$110.00


NEW! Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! has introduced a new line of storage products for stampers and crafters.

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

This flyer has all the details. Click here to download a copy.

For additional details click here to download a Configuration Chart to help you determine how many pieces you will need.

Watch this quick stop motion video.

Please note that these ink pad holders DO NOT work with the old style Stampin’ Up! ink pads. These products are available now and will be included in the 2019-2020 annual catalog.

Click here to shop my online store. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help you place an order or if you need any other assistance.

Place an online order between $50-$149 with me to receive a free gift. This month’s gift is a package of Pearlized Doilies

Thanks for stopping by today!


Going, Going, Gone!

Hello! This year’s Sale-A-Bration and Occasions catalog products are among the most popular we’ve had in years, which is a good thing! However, a number of items have sold out and will not be offered again.

  • Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack #149623
  • Butterfly Elements #149711
  • Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets #149712
  • Precious Parcel Card Kit #149750
  • Call Me Cupcake Framelits #150072
  • Hop Around Framelits #150073
  • Doily Builder Thinlits Dies #148553 – this item will not be available in the future and will be retiring from the Occasions catalog. The coordinating stamp set, Dear Doily #148690, is still available for purchase.

These items from the Occasions catalog have now reached low inventory status and will no longer be available when they are sold out, so if you have been thinking of ordering them, don’t wait! All three of these die sets are sold separately and as part of a bundle with a coordinating stamp set. Once the dies are sold out, the bundles will no longer be available but you will still be able to order the stamp sets.

  • Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies #148529
  • Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies #148549
  • Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies #148548

Inventory for the Bunny Builder Punch in the annual catalog is now depleted and is not orderable right now. Additional inventory is expected at the end of April. All backorders will be fulfilled at that time and it will be available for purchase again. As the punch is not orderable, the Best Bunny Bundle is also not orderable at this time however, you can still order the stamp set.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need help with placing an order.


Sale-A-Bration Second Release

Stampin’ Up! has introduced several awesome new Sale-A-Bration products for you to choose from in a second release. These products are available now through March 31st and you can get them for free with every $50 or $100 you spend.

Click here to view the Second Release Brochure. Here are the new releases.

All Adorned Photopolymer Stamp Set – 149728
Free with $50 purchase
Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – 149698
Free with $50 purchase
Painted Seasons Bundle – 150349
Free with $100 purchase

Here are a few samples created by Stampin’ Up! that showcase the beautiful Painted Seasons Bundle.

Check out these two videos for further details.

All Adorned Stamp Set
Painted Seasons Bundle

Two Sale-A-Bration items that are no longer available are the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack and the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets. Inventory is running low on the Precious Parcel Card Kit and will be available while supplies last.

Beginning on March 1 Stampin’ Up! will be introducing Sale-A-Bration Coordination products that will only be available during the month of March. You will be able to purchase these items through March 31. They are not free Sale-A-Bration items – they have been designed to coordinate with existing free items.

Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies-150072
$27.00
Four Seasons Framelits Dies-150074
$28.00

Hop Around Framelits Dies-150073
$27.00

Lily Framelits Dies-150071
$27.00

Story Label Punch-150076
$18.00

More Than Words Photopolymer Stamp Set-150069
$17.00

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration. Click here to shop my online store. Thanks for stopping by today!

Update on Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Products

Stampin’ Up! has informed us of the current status of several products in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs so I wanted to share this with you if you have been thinking about placing an order.

The Butterfly Duet Punch (#148523) and the Cake Builder Punch (#148525) are not orderable at this time. New shipments of these two punches are not expected until sometime in mid-March or early April. Because of this, the Butterfly Gala Bundle (#150599) and the Piece of Cake Bundle (#150579) are also not orderable at this time, however, it does not affect availability of the Butterfly Gala and Piece of Cake stamp sets, which you can still order. The good news is that both of these punches will be available in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!

Butterfly Gala Punch

Cake Builder Punch

Several items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog are going like hotcakes! The redemption of the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (149623) way exceeded inventory projections and is not orderable at this time. Inventory coming into the warehouse will be used to fill back orders. Another shipment is expected in March and will be orderable again at that time, while supplies last.

Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack

Redemption of the Foil Sheets and Precious Parcel Card Kit Sale-A-Bration items is going very strong and while inventory is not yet depleted, they might not be available through the end of the SAB promotion period. I just finished putting together the pretty cards from the Precious Parcel kit and they were quick and easy to put together – and no stamping!

Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets #(149712)
Precious Parcel Card Kit (#149750)

If you have questions about any of these items please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks!

Gingham Gala Meets Daisy Delight

Hello! Today I’m featuring another treat box made with the Window Box Thinlits. It has been so dark and dreary for the last few weeks so I wanted to make something bright and cheerful to remind me of spring. What better than the Gingham Gala Designer Series Papers in Daffodil Delight, paired with the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch! I haven’t shown these products some love in a long time so it was fun working with them again.

Here is how I made the box.

  • Die cut two Window Box pieces from Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala paper and put box together using either Tear and Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Stamp two of the daisy images in Daffodil Delight ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Daisy Punch. Adhere the daisies together in the center with a Glue Dot. Using a bone folder, gently curl the petals up.
  • Stamp greeting in Lemon Lime Twist ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut using the oval tag die from the Window Box Thinlits set. I used a greeting from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. Cut a piece of Old Olive Linen Thread and tie through the hole in the tag. Adhere to box. Stampin’ Up’s Linen Thread is one of my favorite threads because it is so versatile. The Old Olive thread is new in the Occasions Catalog and you are going to love it too!
  • Adhere daisies to top of box using a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center. Punch small Daffodil Delight circle with the 1/2″ Circle Punch and adhere to center of daisies. Adhere a Gold Faceted Gem to the circle.
  • Die cut two leaves from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. I used one of the leaf thinlits from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits set however you can use any leaf thinlit or punch that would fit nicely on the top of the box. Arrange leaves on top of box and adhere.

If you’d like to order any of the products used in this project click here to shop my online store. Thanks for stopping by today!

Product List

Window Box Thinlits Dies

Window Box Thinlits Dies [142762]

Gingham Gala 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Gingham Gala 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [148554]

Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set

Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set [143669]

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set [143675]

Daisy Punch

Daisy Punch [143713]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock [100730]

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock [119683]

Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [144245]

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad [147094]

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad [147145]

Old Olive Linen Thread

Old Olive Linen Thread [148811]

Gold Faceted Gems

Gold Faceted Gems [144141]

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals [104430]

Glue Dots

Glue Dots [103683]

1/2" Circle Punch

1/2″ Circle Punch [119869]

Tear & Tape Adhesive

Tear & Tape Adhesive [138995]

Big Shot

Big Shot [143263]