Free Cards!

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I acquire a lot of hand-stamped cards, from card swaps or when I am planning a project or just when I want to “play”.  When I lived in San Antonio, I had a booth at the Alamo Craft Company where I could sell them, but I haven’t found a craft mall here in Virginia, so I am going to give them away! During the month… Read More »

March Paper Pumpkin Kit

I LOVE this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit because it combines sewing and paper crafting!  I made these 9 cards and still have a 12-piece stamp set and mini-ink pad to use on other projects. The only things I needed that weren’t included in the kit were a pair of scissors and a flosser (to thread the needle!)  If you want a new project box in your mailbox every month, check… Read More »

Sale-A-Bration is Almost Over!

Just about 10 more days to Sale-A-Brate!  In case you haven’t been paying attention, Sale-A-Bration is the time of year that you get to select a FREE gift for each $50 purchase you make!!  A few weeks ago, Stampin’ Up! added 4 brand new SAB items: 2 stamp sets, a new designer vellum paper, and a button/twine assortment.  Here is what you could make using them: For Being You Stamp… Read More »

Hooray! It’s All About You!

No matter what, you probably send birthday cards, right?  And I think we can all agree that hand-made cards are the best because they come from the heart.  I wanted to tell you about the Hooray, It’s All About You Simply Created Card Kit from Stampin’ Up! that includes card bases, envelopes, die-cut accents and stickers, twine, clips, washi tape, masks, and more!  Add you own (or add to your… Read More »

Snow Day!

I have been here at the Staunton KOA campground one week and I have seen beautiful sunny days, 5 inches of snow, and mud!  I can’t imagine what the next 8 months will be like!  Let me share some of the photos with you: The good news was that I got some stamping done!  I made about 30 of these cards – to give to my top selling team members… Read More »

SAB – Irresistibly Yours

One of the free items you can select is our phenomenal Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper.  In the pack, you will receive 12 full, 12×12 sheets of embossed paper (2 sheets each of 6 designs).  Then, you add color using a sponge, dauber, brayer, or spritzer; the embossed designs will resist the ink, resulting in a gorgeous paper that you can use for boxes, bags, cards, and more!  Check out… Read More »

Paper Pumpkin this Month

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit arrived yesterday and it is SO cool!  Here’s what comes in the box: And here is how it is made: The project is an accordion card with die-cut, self-adhesive felt letters.  The folded up card fits perfectly in a kraft box.  The only thing needed that doesn’t come in the box is a pair of scissors.  And did I tell you that the kit has… Read More »

SAB – Lotus Blossom

During Sale-A-Bration, you can select a FREE gift for each $50 purchase.  One of the gifts you can select is the Lotus Blossom stamp set.  You get lots of dimension from the stamps because the flower is made up off 3 different stamps, each one layered over the others. Here are some samples made with the Lotus Blossom stamp set: To see all the Sale-A-Bration items and/or to shop Stampin’… Read More »

Celebrate Today

In honor of my balloon ride, I designed this card.  I made some for a card swap that I am in, and I made some extra ones to send.  What fun! I cut the balloon shapes with framelits and added the dot texture with my Big Shot.  I did have to hand cut the baskets and the banner, but it went pretty quick.  Here are the supplies I used.  … Read More »

Hot Air Balloon Ride – Check!

I decided one day a few years ago that I wanted to ride in a hot air balloon.  So I created a Bucket List and wrote it down.  On my 60th birthday, my sweet daughter gave me tickets for a ride for 2 – she said it wouldn’t be fun alone (she is right!).  It actually took me 2 years to get the ride scheduled and yesterday was it!  What… Read More »

Sweet Stripes

When I was at Leadership Conference last month, they gave us an extra Paper Pumpkin kit and were told to share it.  We could give the whole kit away or use it at an event, etc.  I decided to make all the cards (and I had a couple left from the kit I got last year) and I have decided to give the cards away!  Do you want one?  All… Read More »

Cheerful Critters

This month, one of our stamp club projects uses the Cheerful Critters stamp set because when I first saw it, it make me smile.  Just love this one!  I shared my card with you in a recent post. Today, I want to share 2 more samples, made by my talented friend, June! The Hooray card uses a fantastic specialty paper that you can get free during Sale-A-Bration with a $50… Read More »

Let’s Dry Emboss!

If you like the look of dry embossing, this week’s deals are for you!  Our Texture Boutique machine and 6 of our popular Embossing Folders are on sale this week! Check them out: The Texture Boutique machine will meet all your dry embossing needs and doesn’t take up hardly any room at all!!  And the price can’t be beat! If I were at home this week, I would do a… Read More »

Painted Petals Designer Paper

I LOVE the new Painted Petals Designer Series Paper and I even showed you a project a week or so ago where I put one whole sheet in a purchased frame. Yesterday, my friend Patty Bennett showed how to use that same full sheet to make 6 cards.  Why didn’t I think of that??  So I very quickly made 6 beautiful thank you cards! If you wanted, you could “gussy”… Read More »

I Like Your Face

Every month, I like to send a hand-stamped card to the top 20 in sales for my Stampin’ Up! group.  I’m a little behind because I hadn’t done the top 20 in December yet, so yesterday I took care of that!  I made this card and loved it, but I didn’t have enough of the Coastal Cabana card stock to make 20: So I used a different accent color (Calypso… Read More »

Stock up on Baker’s Twine

Even when space is at a premium, you still have room for a few packs of colorful Baker’s Twine, right?  You can use it in in cardmaking, paper crafting, string art, and so many more ways!  Don’t believe me?  Check out all the projects on Pinterest using Baker’s Twine!  And it is a bonus when it is on sale!  This week, Stampin’ Up! has 8 Weekly Deals and 3 of… Read More »

Quick & Easy Thank You Cards

On my to-do list this weekend was to make some thank you cards.  I like to send a thank you card to everyone that orders, especially online orders and my stash was getting low.  So, I was trying to decide what to make when I had a brilliant idea – use a card kit!  So I grabbed my Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit and whipped up these cards in no… Read More »