September Specials

The Clearance Rack has been refreshed with lots of new items and discounts up to 60%. Select from Designer Series Papers, ribbons, dies and punches, markers, embellishments and more. Products are available while supplies last. Shop the clearance items through my online store by clicking here.

Save on select Designer Series Papers Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

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Last Chance for Designer Series Papers

Hello! There are only 10 more days before the new 2019-2020 annual catalog goes live so now is your last chance to purchase Designer Series Papers from the current 2019-2019 catalog because all papers are being retired. It is very rare when Stampin’ Up! carries over DSPs. Here are some cards I’ve made this past year using my favorite papers.

Garden Impressions

Petal Promenade

Share What You Love

Tropical Escape

Click here to shop my online store if you would like to purchase these papers or any other retiring products. Now is also your last chance to purchase the limited-time only Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

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

If you are a current customer and have placed an order with me in the last year I have either mailed you the new catalog or will be hand-delivering it to you. If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I’d be happy to help you place orders and send you a catalog. To request a catalog, click on the Contact Me link at the top of this page to send me a message.

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I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I was so excited to be able to attend Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Orlando two weeks ago.  One of the yearly rituals at OnStage is swapping.  As promised earlier, here is the first of several posts with some of the swaps I received.  The first two are the swaps I made.  Both of these cards feature designer series paper.  Kylie Bertucci, Australia’s #1 Demonstrator coined this term, #LoveItChopIt as a way to encourage you use up all those packages of paper you are afraid to cut into.

These first two cards use products from the beautiful Share What You Love Suite, which was created specially to commemorate Stampin’ Up’s 30th anniversary.

These next two cards use Petal Promenade designer series paper and the sentiments are from the Love What you Do stamp set.  I used one of the dies from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies to create these gorgeous die cut flower overlays.

Here is the first group of some of the swaps and I’ve included the name of each card maker on the photos.

Watch for more swaps in the next few posts.

The Online Extravaganza runs through Wednesday, November 28.  This promotion includes only products in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

The sale on paper and embellishments ends tonight.

All stamps and kits are on sale Sunday and Monday.

Tools and ink are on sale Tuesday and Wednesday.


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Fun Folds with Petal Promenade Suite

Today I’m posting the last two cards we made in my fun folds class last week.

This card uses a gatefold  done in a landscape layout.

I cut a piece of Fresh Fig cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored it at 2 3/4″ and 8 3/4″ and folded the ends into the center along the score marks.  Next I cut four pieces of designer paper at 2 1/2″ x 4″.  I attached two pieces with the floral designs to the front flaps and attached the two pieces with the marbleized design to the inner flaps. I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set with Fresh Fig ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with one of the circles from the Circles Layering Framelits set.  Next  I die cut a piece of Mellow Moss cardstock using the largest label from the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies.  I cut a piece of the 1/4″ Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon, ran a strip of snail adhesive on the back of the ribbon and centered it on top of the label, centered the circle over the label and attached it.

To attach the label to the front of the card, I ran adhesive on one side of the label and attached it to the left flap, leaving the other side unattached so that the card will open!

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4 ” x 5 1/4″, stamped leaves in Mellow Moss ink on the bottom corners and attached it to the center of the card.

The next and last card is a simple easel card.

I cut a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored it at  2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ and folded at both score marks.  I cut another piece of Blushing Bride cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and attached it to the Blushing Bride piece.  Next I cut out one of the rectangular frames from the Petal Promenade designer paper and stamped the live, laugh, love greeting from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set with Fresh Fig ink and attached this to the Smoky Slate. 

I then attached this piece to the front of the card, only adhering it to the bottom half, leaving the top free, which is what makes the tent fold when the card is opened.


I created the easel “stop” by die cutting a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock with one of the larger ovals from the Oval Layering Framelits Dies.  I stamped a flower in Blushing Bride ink and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits.  Next I cut two leaves in Mossy Meadow with one of the dies from the same set.  I arranged the leaves on the Smoky Slate oval, glued them down, attached the flower to the oval and then attached the oval to the inside of the card, making sure to position it so that the front of the card would stand up properly.


I really enjoyed trying out some of these fun folds, as did my customers!

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It’s a Beautiful Day

Today I’m featuring the second of four cards we made in my class last week using   the Tropical Escape and Petal Promenade designer series papers.  This card uses one of the beautiful Petal Promenade papers.  I also used the floral die from the  Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, which is part of the Garden Impressions Suite.

I cut a piece of Grapefruit Grove cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″  for the card base.  Next I cut a piece of the designer paper at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  I die cut the floral image using a piece of Petal Pink cardstock and attached it to the designer paper using the fine-tip glue pen.  I then attached this to the card base.  Next I stamped the beautiful day greeting from the Love What You Do stamp set with Grapefruit Grove ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I also stamped one of the small floral images from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set  next to the greeting.

I cut the greeting using one of the circles from the Layering Circles Framelits and then cut a larger circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits with a piece of the Grapefruit Grove cardstock and attached them together and then attached it to the card.  I added a small Grapefruit Grove faceted dot to the small flower for a little touch of bling.  I cut a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of designer paper and attached it to the bottom of a 4″x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside of the card.



If you love decorating your home and celebrating Halloween just as I do, you might want to consider subscribing to Paper Pumpkin to get this specially created holiday kit.  Whether you are a new, current or past subscriber, all you need to do is sign up by September 10th. There are no tricks in this kit – just treat packaging!  Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black are the featured colors.  Don’t want to make packaging?  The contents of the kit can be repurposed by adding some cardstock to create your own cards or other projects.  A specially designed box will arrive at your doorstep around the 20th of September.  For further information and to subscribe, visit the Paper Pumpkin website and be sure to select me as your demonstrator when completing your subscription order.

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Two HOT July Promotions


Stampin’ Up! has introduced two HOT promotions for the month of July!

Who doesn’t love all of the gorgeous Designer Series Papers?  You can never have enough so now is the time to take advantage of this Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion for this group of select papers from the annual catalog! For those of you that like to get an early start on your holiday cards, Under the Mistletoe, which is pictured on page 189 is included in this sale and it is a wonderful set of papers.  There are no limits on the number of papers you can order and you can order as many times as you like. Check out this video for a close-up look at the papers contained in each set.

Item Description Page Price (USD) Price (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00



Take advantage of this amazing offer to join my team!  Join Stampin’ Up! and pick $125 worth of product for just $99 and from now through July 31st you also get to pick a collection of 10 ink pads, valued at $67.50, for FREE!!  Choose from one of these color families: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, 2017-2020 In Colors.  The 2017-2020 In Colors collection is exclusive and includes both the 2017-2019 and 2018-2020 In Colors.  Please note that the Neutrals collection does not include Basic Black, Very Vanilla or Whisper White.  Click here to join my team now.

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