Monday, December 30, 2019

Cool Tools You Gotta Have

I've got some great products to share with y'all. Our family makes up wish lists for Christmas each year. That way we get something that they want. Anyway, I got some great new products for my studio.

Tombo Sanding Eraser
First of all, the Mono sanding eraser is genius!! I took a lot of time with this card, got it all done, it was beautiful... and I turned around to see a smudge of black ink on the left hand side. Right on the edge, not like I could stamp something over it to cover it up. So I used the mono sanding eraser. It's amazing!! It took it off and it didn't eave a bunch of worn, shredded cardstock either! 
Black ink mark GONE!
Purple Tape
The next amazing tool is Purple Tape. That stuff works great without tearing the paper. It works much better than sticky notes or washi tape. I've used it to hold dies in place on my Big Shot, and to hold stencils and templates. 
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Teflon Bone Folder
A Teflon bone is simply wonderful! It's made so glue and other sticky residues will not stick to it while you are working on your project. Adhesive just peels right off! It doesn't stain, and won't leave any marks or shine on your paper, and the flat end is excellent for making creases. I love the fact that it's so easy to clean and keep clean. It can even be used on paper, fabrics, some plastics, leather, and many more soft materials.

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
Tim holtz glass mat is perfection!! I don't understand quite why, but you do end up with a bigger working space. You know how we always say that we end up with this little bitty corner on our desk we're actually working and all the junk gets all over everywhere else. Well, for some reason it doesn't happen with this. You really do end up using the entire mat for work space and the junk gets shoved off to the side. Plus the glass surface is terrific. It's very easy to wipe off. I got so tired of having to change grid paper every time I turn around because it got all sticky. This glass surface just wipes off anyting... tape, adhesive, paint, ink.

My son had this Embosser tool made instead of the rubber stamp I was using on the back of my cards. Mine has a flourish and Created by Carole Parsons underneath.

Retractable Pen Blades
They are wonderfulness!! They are very precise to cut with and I no longer have to search for knife caps, the blades retract which is much safer. I like having three different sized blades too.

These are tools are not new to me, but they are indispensible in my craft room.

The Embossing Buddy prevents excess powder from clinging to cardstock, so you don't get annoying bits of embosed blotches where you don't want them.

This Paper Trimmer is the best I've had yet, and I've had several diferent brands. It's very affordable, itt scores, and trims with precise accuracy. I love that the longer blade lasts sooo much longer! I've had mine a few months and still have not changed the blade. My trimmer gets very heavy use too. It has imperial and metric measurements and a right-side grid for cutting thin strips. The Extension arm, when in closed position allows paper to butt against it at the 6" mark which is great for measuring smaller pieces. The 6" position on the rule mark has a little arrow pointing at the 6" line so it is very clear where the measurement is, making the jump from the board onto the extension arm easier to read for more accuracy.There is an edge all across the top, which really helps when cutting small pieces accurately. 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2”

The Stamparatus is beyond amazing and absolutely the BEST stamp positioner on the market. This is literaliy the best thing since sliced bread! I have two other stamp positioners that sit on a shelf unused collecting dust. You can easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates. It comes with a foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps, there are rulers and gridlines for quick measuring, 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper, AND 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with 2 magnets to hold the paper in place.

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sympathy Cards

You can begin ordering from the Mini Catalog and SALE-A-BRATION brochure this Friday, January 3!

This First card design came from a fellow Demo, Diane Hughes. I love the look vellum gives the flower petals don't you? I didn't have any colored vellum, so I used a sponged dauber to add color, then die cut and voila, instant beautifulness!!

The last two cards were done using the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and coordinating dies that you can earn for FREE from  SALE-A-BRATION.
Stamp sets: Peaceful Moments
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Vellum, Basic Black
Tools & Embellishments: Poppy Moments Dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, Sponge daubers
Stamp sets: Lovely Lily Pad
Ink: Versamark, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Seaside Spray, Petal Pink
Paper: Whisper White
Tools & Embellishments: Lily Pad Dies, Classic Label punch, Stitched Rectangles dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Gold Metalic Thread

Stamp sets: Lovely Lily Pad
Ink: Versamark, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Seaside Spray, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade
Paper: Whisper White, Best Dressed Designer Series Paper

Tools & Embellishments: Lily Pad Dies, Classic Label punch, Stitched Rectangles dies, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, December 26, 2019


If you want the perfect finish to all of your projects, the Sale-A-Bration brochure has you covered! All you need is the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack! And why is this the perfect finish? Because it sparkles!

And let’s talk about all the fun things you can do with it! Just like in the samples above, you can use them for every occasion, whether it’s to bring in the season, to wish someone a happy birthday, or just for a fun card to give, the metallic thread woven in with the twine and the sequins are perfect ways to make any project shine!

Oh, and you can get this item for FREE with a $50 purchase. How fun is that?

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Coming in the New Mini Catalog & SALE-A-BRATOPM

On January 3 you can place orders from the new Mini Catalog and SALE-A-BRATION catalogs!
These cards are made from some lovely new products.
You can earn these products FREE from the SALE-A-BRATION brochure!
Stamp sets: Lovely Lily Pad
Ink:Crushed Curry
Paper: Mambo Melon, Whisper White, Vellum

Tools & Embellishments:Lily Pad Dies, LIly Impressions Designer Series Paper

Stamp sets: Peaceful Moments
Ink: Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Seafoam, Whisper White
Tools & Embellishments: Poppy Moments Dies, Wink of Stella Pen, Stitched Rectangle Dies

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Help and Tips

If you're like me, sometimes you just need a refresher or reminder of some basic things. Basic Measuring and Layering PRINTABLE COPY

A-2 Cards are made from a half sheet of 8-1/2” x 11” cardstock cut and scored at either:
  • Portrait 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”
  • Landscape 4-1/4” x 11” scored at 5-1/2”
Cardstock Layering
The table below is a handy reference for creating layers on your cards.
  • Use the first column of measurements (in inches) and the result will be a 1/8 inch border on all sides of the card as each mat/layer is reduced by 1/4 inch (1/8” on each side).
  • Use the first and second column of measurements and the result will be 1/16 inch border on all sides as each layer is reduced by 1/8 inch (1/16” on each side).

1/8” Border
1/16” Border
4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
4-1/8” x 5-3/8”
4” x 5-1/4”
3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
3-3/4” x 5”
3-5/8” x 4-7/8”
3-1/2” x 4-3/4”
3-3/8” x 4-5/8”
3-1/4” x 4-1/2”
3-1/8” x 4-3/8”
3” x 4-1/4”
2-7/8” x 4-1/8”
2-3/4” x 4”
2-5/8” x 3-7/8”
2-1/2” x 3-3/4”
2-3/8” x 3-5/8”
2-1/4” x 3-1/2”
2-1/8” x 3-3/8”
2” x 3-1/4”
1-7/8” x 3-1/8”

Adhesives Chart

Monday, December 16, 2019

Tropical Oasis Card Packs

Today I want to show you a product that is kind of an unsung Little hero it's called a Memories and More Card Pack. This one is from the tropical Oasis suite. it's so versatile look at all the things you could use for card fronts and if you're into memory keeping great for scrapbooking as well. These are double sided card fronts there are 50 cards (two each of 25 designs) and 4 sticker sheets for only $11!

Here are some cards I made with the Memories and More Card Pack.
 All of these were made this afternoon!! 

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Timeless Tropical From the New Mini Catalog

More Sneak Peeks at the new Mini Catalog!

Stamp sets: Timeless Tropical
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pretty Peacock, Tropical Oasis DSP, Very Vanilla, Magnolia Lane Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Tools & Embellishments: In The Tropics dies, Coastal Weave 3D emboss folder, Tropical Oasis Trinkets, Wink of Stella nearly empty), Shimmer Paint, Glitter Dots

For the second card:
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Old Olive and Mango Melody reinkers mixed with Shimmer Paint
  • Paint the die diecuts with nearly dry Wink of Stella and the colored shimmer paints

Friday, December 13, 2019

Mini Catalog Available January 3

Stamp sets: Timeless Tropical
Ink: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Pretty Peacock and Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Tropical Oasis DSP,
Whisper White
Tools & Embellishments: In The Tropics dies, Coastal Weave 3D emboss folder, Tropical Oasis Trinkets, Linen Thread, Washi Label retired punch
  • Crumb Cake card stock and then sponged a bit of Crumb Cake ink over it.
  • Diecut pineapple in Daffodil Delight cardstock stamped with the leaf stamp in the set in Crushed Curry ink.
  • Pineapple top diecut with Old Olive cardstock and stamped over it with the leaf in Old Olive ink.

Stamp sets: Timeless Tropical
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green
Paper: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Tropical Oasis DSP, Pretty Peacock
Whisper White
Tools & Embellishments: In The Tropics dies, Coastal Weave 3D emboss folder, Tropical Oasis Trinkets, Braided Burlap Trim, Dimensionals

  • Diecut pineapple in Daffodil Delight cardstock stamped with the leaf stamp in the set in Crushed Curry ink.
  • Pineapple top diecut with Old Olive cardstock and stamped over it with the leaf in Granny Apple Green ink.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Poppies in December

I think poppies should be a Christmas flower don't you? They are so cheerful and fun. This is from a new bundle in the Mini catalog, which will be available on a few weeks.

Stamp sets: Peaceful Moments
Paper: Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Thick Whisper White, Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
Tools & Embellishments: Poppy Moments dies, Triple Banner Punch

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

December Stamping Fellowship

Christmas Gleaming
Card Stock
Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Toile Tidings DSP
Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Blends: Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
White Jelly Roll Pen
Garden Green Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Stitched Rectangles Dies, Glue Dots or Tear & Tape

  1. Garden Green card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Toile pattern DSP 2-1/4 x 5-1/4 Adhere to strip toile on top
  3. Striped pattern DSP 2-1/4 x 2-1/4
  4. Ribbon 6-1/2 inches, adhere to the two pieces of DSP BEFORE attaching to card
  5. Garden Green layer (2-1/4 x 3-1/2) die cut #6 rectangle
  6. Very Vanilla layer (3-1/4 x 1-3/4) die cut #7 rectangle, stamp greeting on the
    bottom portion
  7. Very Vanilla 2-1/4 x 2 stamp holly branch, color with Blends and fussy cut
  8. Inside: stamp small ornament center top, place greeting below and to the right
    from ornament. Stamp holley on envelope.
Still Scenes
Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Pearl Basic Jewels, Metallic Basic Gray Ribbon, Silver Baker's Twine (retired), Dimensionals
Detailed Bands Dies, Layering Ovals Dies

  1. Cherry Cobbler card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4 – adhere to card base, then attach Mercury Glass Acetate
    on top, in the center with glue dots or Tear & Tape.
  3. Cherry Cobbler 1 x 5-1/4 adhere to center Mercury Glass.
  4. Silver Glimmer Paper ¾ x 5-1/4 adhere to Cherry Cobbler strip.
  5. Cherry Cobbler 3 x 4 die cut large lacy label, then loop gray ribbon around and
    adhere to center of silver and Cobbler strips.
  6. Whisper White 1-1/2 x 3 Stamp greeting, then die cut with oval from Detailed
    Bands dies.
  7. Silver Glimmer 2 x 3 die cut with oval # 4 from Layering Ovals dies.
  8. Adhere oval layers to the lacy label, use dimensionals or strong tape to adhere to
    Silver Glimer.
  9. Adhere Bakers Twine bow with glue dots and Pearl on the knot.
  10. Inside and envelope: stamp sentiment and Christmas House on both.
Good Morning Magnolia, Peaceful Boughs
Card Stock
Thick Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Whisper White, Wrapped in Plaid DSP
Golden Glitz, Night of Navy, VersaMark
Gold Emboss Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals
Magnolia Memory Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Extra Large Oval Punch, Heat Tool, Emboss Buddy, Paint Brush, Aqua Painter
  1. Thick Very Vanilla card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Plaid DSP 3-3/4 x 5
  3. Gold Foil 4 x 5-1/4 then die cut with # 3 rectangle die
  4. Gold Foil 1-3/4 x2-1/4 Die cut 2 small and 1 large leafe.
  5. Very Vanilla 4-1/4 x 4-3/4 Brush paper with Emboss Buddy, stamp magnolia image using VersaMark ink, then heat emboss with gold powder.
  6. Color the leaves with Gold Glitz ink. Press a small block into the ink pad, use the Aqua Painter to moisten the paintbrush and 'paint' using the block as a palette. The ink should flow and you will see the glimmer move on the paper. When it stops flowing, moisten the brush again. Reapply ink to block as needed.
  7. Very Vanilla 2 x 3-1/4 Stamp Greeting in Gold ink, oval punch.
  8. Inside: stamp the flourish at the bottom of the page in Cherry Cobbler ink. Greeting from Peaceful Boughs.
  9. Envelope: stamp small magnolia in gold.

Sneek Peak New Mini Catalog

The new Mini Catalog is coming out in less than a month! There are some gorgeous things in it!!

Stamp sets: Peaceful Moments
Ink: Versamark, Blushing Bride
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper
Tools & Embellishments: Poppy Moments dies, White Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers

Monday, December 9, 2019

Year-End Closeout

If you love great deals, our amazing Year-End Closeout is the best time to shop. You’ll get great discounts on retiring Stampin’ Up! products, including stamp sets and items from the holiday catalog. The Year-End Closeout happens only once a year, so make sure to take advantage of it! Shop early for the best selection! And don’t forget: This offer is while supplies last only.
Ordering deadlines:
  • Phone: January 2, 2019; 6:50 pm (MT)
  • OEX/Online: January 2, 2019; 11:50 pm (MT)
  • Retiring items from the 2019 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).

Here's the List!

Click here to see what you can save on!

To help you know which products are being discontinued, we’ve provided the 2019 holiday catalog retiring list.  

Click here to see the Holiday Catalog retiring list

What's Better Than a Box of Puppies?

Click below to order on FREE Shipping Day!!

Paper Pumpkin Grid Paper
Item: 153985
$12.50 usd/ QTY: 50 sheets
Bring a little bit of Paper Pumpkin’s warm and fuzzy “Better Than a Box Full of Puppies” campaign to your crafting space with this adorable grid paper! It protects your table or desk when stamping and crafting and will add the perfect touch to your stamping set-up—especially Paper Pumpkin parties! Order today, while supplies last.
  • 11" x 17" (28 x 43 cm)
  • One-sided

FREE Shipping!!

Now is the time to stock up on all of the fabulous products on your Stampin’ Up! wish list, including year-end closeout items. With savings like this, there could not be a more perfect time to shop the Stampin’ Up! annual and holiday catalog.

  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live, so the order must be opened and closed on December 11, 2019.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped for December will be charged for the normal amount ($22.00 shipping included) + tax. Important note: December Paper Pumpkin billing and shipment will be delayed until December 16 due to increased workload in the distribution center.

Sunday, December 8, 2019


I designed these for the Bath and Body Works hand sanitizers. They are on sale right now 5 for $7.

Real Red Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
1 Inch Square punch
Scallop Punch
Classic Label Punch
Red and Black Markers
Gold or Copper Glimmer Paper
Tombo Multipurpose Glue
Bone Folder

  1. Cut Real Red cardstock 5” x 3-3/4”
  2. With the 3-3/4” side across the top of score board, score at 1 inch, then rotate 180º and score at 1 inch again
  3. With the 5” side across the top, score at 2 inches then rotate 180º
  4. Fold on score lines, miter the small sections as shown below and form into a box.
  5. 1/2” x 1-1/4” Whisper White punch with scallop, glue to top portion of box.
  6. Basic Black Belt 6” x 1/2” glue to lower section of box.
  7. Gold or Copper Glimmer paper punch with 1” sqare and cut 1/2” x 1/2” Basic Black which is adhered to center
  8. Suspenders 1/2” x 6-1/2” Real Red. Before gluing inside the box, use bone folder to gently curve the strips so they won't have creases in them.
  9. Whisper White punch with label and print Santatizer in red and black