Holiday Mini Catalog Begins Today!

The September-December 2023 Mini Catalog ordering period begins today! There are so many great products to select from for all of your fall and winter cardmaking – from Autumn, to Halloween, to Christmas, to Winter themes. The Designer Series Papers are fabulous!

You can view the catalog by clicking on the image of the cover.

A Special Release of five new Designer Series Papers is now available, while supplies last, as an Online Exclusive! Here are close-ups of the papers. FYI, the glimmer papers are adhesive-backed! Click here to shop online.

New Addition to Kits Collection

Christmas Everywhere is the newest kit in the Kits Collection.  Featuring trees from around the world, this kit comes with everything you need to quickly create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—so you can send the special people in your life warm Christmas wishes wherever they are!  Also included in the kit are coordinating envelopes, photopolymer stamp set, Lost Lagoon ink spot, printed card bases, printed die cut labels and images, adhesives and clear block.  Finished card size is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.  Coordinating colors are Granny Apple Green, Lost Lagoon, Pecan Pie, Pretty Peacock, Real Red. Cost of the kit is $21.00 and item number is 162422. 

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Designer Series Paper Sale – 15% Off!


If you are like me and you can’t get enough of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers, a select group of papers are on sale at 15% off from June 1-30th. Stock up on your favorites or purchase a few from your wish list. There is no limit on how many packages you can purchase. Here is a flyer that shows all of the sale papers. You can also download the flyer by clicking here. Scroll down to the end of this post to view a product list. Click on the image of the paper you would like to purchase and it will take you directly to my online store.

Join Stampin’ Up! now through June 30th. Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and get $155 worth of the products of your of your choice. This is $56 in free product, which $30 more than usual. The kit ships for free. You will get a discount of 20%-25% on all future orders as long as you remain active as a demonstrator. As a demonstrator you get to see the annual and mini catalogs one month before they to live to customers and you can also place pre-orders in advance of the catalogs going live. You also get to attend virtual and in-person events just for demonstrators. Become a happy discount shopper – you do not have to do this as a business! Enjoy your discount and as long as you meet the $300 quarterly minimum in sales, you will remain active. If you miss the quarterly minimum or decide you no longer wish to be a demonstrator, there is absolutely no penalty for dropping and you can go back to being a customer! To join, click here. I’d love to have you on my team!

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Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for June. 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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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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OnStage Swaps-1

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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