Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Going....Going.....Gone! UP TO 50% OFF! Stampin’ Up! Retiring Product List

The Stampin’ Up! Retiring Product List has been released!  It offers fantastic discounts (up to 50% off) on select products that are retiring from the Stampin’ Up! Annual and Occasions Catalogs!
See what’s retiring and on sale in my Stampin’ Up! on-line store!  Click the links below to see what’s retiring by category:
View the retiring products lists here in PDF format and Excel format.
    • Retiring tools & accessories will only be available while supplies last.
    • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until May 22, after which they will only be available while supplies last.
    • Going, going, gone!  All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Custom Notepad & Pen holder created with Stampin' Up! products


This past weekend, Stampin' Up! demonstrators gathered at several USA cities for some fun and training and a member of my team made these for her team mates. I flew to sunny San Diego this Friday to meet up with 7 members of my team. Imagine how cute this would be for a Christmas list using holiday DSP or a teacher gift or a stocking stuffer, etc.... My best guess is that each one costs about $2.50 (DSP, case and pen including tax). I did not add in the cost of adhesive.

  • 1 sheet of any regular (plus some specialty) 12" x 12" Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper
  • 1-1/2" Circle Punch (138299), Flower Medallion Punch (137417), and the 2-5/8" circle out of the Layering Circle Framelits (141705)
  • Adhesives: SNAIL(104332) and Tear & Tape (138995)
  • Standard Stamp Cases (119105) - they come 4 to a pack and are the DVD size - the size meant for clear-mount and photopolymer stamp sets
  • 1 Mini Legal Pad - I bought mine on Amazon ($6.59 per dozen; link to them on Amazon here). The mini legal pads are too long as-is. I took 2 dozen to Fed Ex Kinko's and they cut them down to 7" in length in 2 cuts for a total of $2.98. You must cut them for them to fit.
  • 1 Pentel RSVP medium point pen - I bought mine at Staples (I paid $8.99 per dozen but they are on sale for $4 per dozen right now!; link to Staples.com here and note that if you join their rewards program, shipping is free when you spend about $15)
  • Designer Series Paper for cover: 7" x 10-1/2" (be sure to cut with the direction of the pattern in mind)
  • Horizontal band is the reverse of whatever DSP you just cut and is 1-1/2" x 10-1/2"
  • Mini Legal Pad topper: 2" x 5"
  • Pen insert: 1" x 3"
  • Larger circle: any coordinating* card stock about 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"
  • Flower Medallion: any coordinating* card stock about 3" x 3"
  • Center of flower: I printed on Shimmery White card stock on my color printer then punched out. You can put anything in that center including another coordinating* color and nothing in it or a piece of DSP or stamp a monogram, etc...
*Note: remember that all of our Designer Series Paper lists the colors used in that paper so all those colors are coordinating and can be used for the accent pieces.

  1. Adhere the horizontal band onto the main DSP about 1" from the bottom using SNAIL.
  2. Punch and die cut the circles and flower. Adhere to one another then adhere onto the cover so it sits to the right of center and ends about 1/2" from the right edge of the DSP cover.
  3. Slip the whole piece into the case.
  4. Using Tear & Tape and the 2" x 5" DSP, put 2 strips on each long edge of the DSP and 1 strip on the spine of the mini legal pad. Starting with the front, line up edge of DSP with the edge of the topper already on the mini legal pad and adhere. Next, remove the layer to make the spine piece sticky and press front of DSP down on the front and firmly curve over the spine and press into spine to get a good connection. Lastly, unstick the last strip and while pressing from the top of the back down, get a firm connection to the back of the legal pad.
  5. Slip the legal pad into the case. Your choice as to whether you adhere it to the case with Tear & Tape. I did not because I wanted the option to write on it outside the case. Either way is fine.
  6. Unscrew the bottom edge of the pen and remove; it will take the actual pen/ink out of the barrell. Take the 2" x 5" piece of DSP for the pen and tightly and evenly wind around a narrow round stick such as a round chopstick (which I used) or a bamboo skewer or any skinny stick. As you tightly wind it, keep a firm hold on it (you may have to wind it more than once to get the hang of it). While keeping it tightly wound in one hand, slip it into the pen barrel while still keeping a firm grip on it to avoid it loosening. If it doesn't go all the way in, you can gently push it in with the tip of your chopstick (it really works!). You can always use tweezers to remove and redo. Don't give up.... it really is easy once you get the right grip on it. Screw pen end back in, insert on top of mini legal pad and snap shut. It bulges a tiny bit but it does easily snap shut.
You can make these in assembly-line fashion and whip out 20 of them out in no time.

Remember, you do not have to be creative to create - just copy this project!
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TODAY is the last day to sign up for the April Paper Pumpkin!

SPOILERS!!! Today is the last day to sign-up and get the special Sara kit that includes 12 cards, a new color; Lemon-Lime Twist, and a stamp set with words written in Sara’s actual handwriting! Subscribe at http://bit.ly/2kr18L8 and don’t forget to tell your friends to sign up too! No one will want to miss the rest of the surprises!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Carousel Birthday card using Stampin' Up! products

How cute is this card??  I belong to the Stampers for Others team and my upline and fellow team mate Stella MacKay made this card for the Occasions 2017 swap that we did.  I think it is a great card for a children’s birthday or any one of your loved ones.  It reminds me of fairy tales mixed with a little vintage and that is PERFECT to me!

Here is the recipe in a nutshell:

·         Carousel Birthday Stamp set (Occasions Catalog pg. 9)

·         Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

·         Ink: Tip Top Taupe (one of my favorites)

·         Paper: Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack (Occasions Catalog page 9), Calypso Coral, and Very Vanilla Cardstock

·         Very Vanilla ¼” Satin Ribbon (Occasions Catalog pg. 51), Gold Sequin Trim, Paper-Piercing Tool, and Paper Snips

This Saturday is Stampin’ Up! OnStage where demonstrators from all over the globe will gather in Amsterdam for the new catalog reveal and there will also be off-site locations all over the world where others can participate.  I am attending the OnStage event in San Diego and cannot WAIT to see the new catalog, new product, and all my Stampin’ Up! friends.  I will be sure to post (what I can) next week of all the fun we had.
One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is we get to order product early (before it's released).  This week we ordered the brand new Eastern Palace Suite that will be made available to all of you on May 1st. Yay!!  It will feature three of the brand new In Colors 2017-2019.  Those colors are Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig.   More details soon!


Monday, April 3, 2017

Wetlands card created with Stampin' Up! products


All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!® 
Images & page numbers of the full stamp set shown below the project instructions.

  • Stamp Set – Wetlands (126697-C), (126695-W)
  • Card Stock & Paper: Shimmery White (101910), Soft Suede (115318), Pool Party (122924) 
  • Stamp Pads: Soft Suede (126978), Pool Party (126982)
  • Other: Aquapainter (103954)
  • Pool Party 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Soft Suede 4 x 5 1/4
  • Shimmery White 5 x 3 3/4
  1. Using an Aquapainter apply Soft Suede ink to the bottom of Whisper White layer
  2. Next use Aquapainter to apply the Pool Party ink
  3. Make sure all watercolor areas are completely dry before you stamp!
  4. Stamp birds, beach grass and Happy Birthday with Soft Suede ink
  5. Adhere all layers together with snail adhesive.  
Remember, you do not have to be creative to create - just copy this project!
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Wetlands (annual catalog, page 133)


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

You're Eggstraordinary Easter candy holder created with Stampin' Up! products

All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Image & page number of the full stamp set shown below the project instructions.


  • Stamp Sets: Greatest Greetings W(140703); C (140706)
  • Inks: Tempting Turquoise (126952)
  • Paper: Whisper White CS (100730), Festive Birthday DSP (141630)
  • Other:  Layering Oval Framelits (141706), Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324), Bow Builder Punch (137414), Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319), Big Shot (143263), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Cadbury© Candy Egg


  • Festive Birthday DSP – 7 1/4” x 2”, score at 3 1/2”, 3 5/8” & 4”
  • Whisper White CS - 3/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon – 7”


  1. Punch each end of the DSP using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
  2. Fold scored DSP in half.  Using the 1-3/4” oval framelit, cut an oval in the DSP about 1/4” above the scored lines.  (Tip you can cut both sides out at the same time)
  3. Accordion fold the bottom of DSP on score lines.
  4. Add Glue Dots to the top of the DSP (above the ovals), slip the candy egg in and connect together.
  5. Tie Organza Ribbon thru the top of the treat into a knot.
  6. Punch out the Festive Birthday DSP using the Bow Builder punch (2 times) and assemble your bow using Glue Dots.  Attach to the egg using a Glue Dot.
  7. Stamp the “You’re Eggstraordinary” on the Whisper White Strip.  Pennant cut the ends using the Paper Snips.  Attach to the top using Stampin Dimensionals.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Double Z Fold card created with Stampin' Up! products and FINAL days for Sale-A-Bration!

Stamp set found on page 71 of the 2016-17 annual catalog. See all images in this set & dies below.

•    Stamp Sets – Layering Love (141962-Wood, 141965-Clear), Tin of Cards (138946)
•    Card Stock – Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482), Old Olive (100702), Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (141660)
•    Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708)
•    Misc. – Stampin’ Trimmer (126889),  Real Red 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (141693), Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies (141707), Big Shot (143263), Glue Dots (103683), Liquid Multipurpose Glue (110755)
•    Real Red 11 x 4-1/4, scored at 2-3/4 & 5-1/2
•    Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4 & scrap
•    Old Olive 2-1/2 x 4 & 1-1/2 x 11 & scrap
•    Designer Series Paper (strawberry pattern) 2-3/8 x 3-7/8 & (striped pattern) 1-3/8 x 10-7/8 & strawberry pattern scraps
1.    Stamp LIVE LAUGH LOVE in black in on white scrap
2.    Die cut with heart framelit  - die cut one size larger heart in Old Olive card stock
3.    Adhere stamped heart to Old Olive Heart
4.    Tie bow with red ribbon - adhere with Glue Dot
5.    Fold on score lines of Real Red Layer
6.    Adhere white inside layer
7.    Adhere strawberry Designer Series Paper layer to Old Olive layer and then to card front
8.    Adhere striped Designer Series Paper layer to Old Olive strip - bending on score lines as you glue them together - make sure your gluing from the left to the right as you adhere the Designer Series Paper strip or it will not fit properly due to the score line folding
9.    Adhere the left side to the folded back front panel and the right side (shown below with the two strawberries) to the inside layer
10.    Stamp HAPPY BIRTHDAY in black ink on inside layer
11.    Adhere heart to front strip
12.    Cut out three strawberries from the Designer Series Paper and adhere where shown
13.    Enjoy!

Remember, you do not have to be creative to create - just copy this project!
Order any of these supplies by linking to my ONLINE STORE.

Sale-A-Bration product gifts are available ONLY while supplies last.   Sale-A-Bration (a FREE gift with every $50 you spend) ends March 31.  
NEW!  7 MORE SALE-A-BRATION GIFTS ADDED!  When redeeming these seven Stampin’ Up! products for Sale-A-Bration, please be sure to use the unique product numbers listed below.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Floral Phrases card created with Stampin' Up! products

All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!® 
Stamp set & bundle found on page 77 of the 2016-17 annual catalog. See all images in this set & dies below.


  • Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases (141764 W or 141767 C) Floral Phrases Bundle #142355 C or 142354 W
  • Ink: Night of Navy (126970)
  • Paper: Night of Navy (100867), Whisper White (100730), Floral Boutique DSP (141663)
  • Other: Night of Navy Baker's Twine (141684), Detailed Floral Thinlits (141482), Big Shot Platform (142802), Precision Base Plate (139684), Big Shot Die Brush (140603), Snail Adhesive (140332), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Night of Navy cardstock - 5 ½” x 8 ½”
Whisper White cardstock - 2 pieces 4 x 5 ¼, 3 ¾ x 5
Floral Boutique DSP 4 x 5 ¼


  1. Place the two Detailed Floral Thinlets on the top and bottom of the 3 ¾ x 5 Whisper White.  Use the Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the tiny pieces of cardstock.
  2. Use the Fine Tip Glue pen to adhere these delicate die cuts to both ends of the 4 x 5 ¼ Floral Boutique DSP 
  3. Attach the Floral Boutique DSP layer to the 4 x 5 ¼ Whisper White layer.
  4. Stamp your greeting in the center between the two Floral areas with Night of Navy Ink
  5. Tie Bakers Twine around the Whisper White layers.
  6. Adhere the Whisper White layers to the Night of Navy Card Base with Snail
  7. Add Rhinestones as desired
Remember, you do not have to be creative to create - just copy this project!
Order any of these supplies by linking to my ONLINE STORE.