Retiring Products and Year End Closeout Sale Starts NOW @ Stampin' Up!

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Our amazing Year-End Closeout has officially started! From now until January 2, stock up on retiring and surplus items at clearance prices, including holiday catalog items and stamp sets. Some of the items will sell out fast so if you see something you love, order it as soon as possible, so you don’t miss out. Some items are discounted, as well, so this is also a great time to surprise a crafty friend with supplies for Christmas. Click on the link to see all the available items for sale

December’s Something for Everything kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous AND multiuse—making this kit super-easy to promote. Paper Pumpkin’s December kit makes it easier than ever to give a handmade card to a friend—no matter what the occasion!
PS – just a reminder that this month’s Paper Pumpkin delivery will be a bit late

Kit details: Makes 12 cards and envelopes
Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

YouTube Growing Pains….

I’ve got two videos on my new YouTube channel. One is a video that I made back in August, as I was making little faceted boxes for my daughter’s baby shower. It took me a few months to publish the video and several hours to figure out how to do it – but here it is. Please give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel…. I’d really appreciate it.

So Many Stars Frosted Window

I love this card. I made this type of card last year as our family Christmas card, recently saw one done by Connie Stewart, of Simply simple stamping, and decided it was time to redo the technique with something current. I hope you like it.

I’ve created a How To video for you.

––– Supplies –––

  • So Many Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set (En) [150496] –– http://bit.ly/2XKEjaB
  • Stitched Stars Dies [150653] –– http://bit.ly/2OE4njE
  • So Many Stars Bundle (En) [153016] –– http://bit.ly/2OE4oUK
  • Silver Glimmer Paper [146960] –– http://bit.ly/2QMObzi
  • Night Of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100867] –– http://bit.ly/2OfRXj0
  • Versamark Pad [102283] –– http://bit.ly/2KR6CPn
  • Night Of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad [147110] –– http://bit.ly/2OjpMjh
  • Embossing Buddy [103083] –– http://bit.ly/2rsS6Xd
  • Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder [109130] –– http://bit.ly/2DcZwAF
  • Heat Tool (Us And Canada) [129053] –– http://bit.ly/2XA4Fw8
  • Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels [150457] –– http://bit.ly/37wQwnP
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] –– http://bit.ly/33gaf7Z
  • 2019 Swaps for OnStage, Toronto

    These lovely cards are my swaps for this year’s OnStage in Toronto, in a couple of weeks. This video shows how simple stamping can be so effective. I’m pretty excited to be going with my team. I hope you like them. This card is also part of my group classes this month.

    Thank you for watching.


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    Crafting Forever

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    Fun fold cards are just that – fun! This card is for all my crafty peeps, far and wide.

    Card base – Crushed curry 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, plus scrap 1″ x 5 1/4, 2 x 2
    whisper white – 9 1/2 x 5 1/4, score 2 1/2, 5 1/2, plus scrap

    I cut the “ribbon” out of Crushed Curry card stock to match the card base, using the Arts and Craft Dies. Just a reminder, that if you purchase the Crafting Forever Stamps, and bundle with the Arts and Crafts Dies, you can save 10%.

    Then I used one of the Layering Circle dies to create the window. Finally, I used the Button Button embossing folder, just on the front fold. If you embossed before you cut the circle, your embossing might flatten out a bit when you run the circle dies through the rollers of the die cutting machine.

    I did all the stamping with Memento ink, and coloured the ribbon stamped image, with the Brights Stampin’ Write Markers.

    The curvy little label (Crushed curry), is stamped then die cut.

    After you stamp, you can fold and burnish your score lines, and attach the fun fold part to the Crushed curry back part of the card. This is a very quick card to make.


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    Snow Globe Greetings

    I’ve collected snow globes for many years and I was delighted to see this new stamp set this season.  I stamped first with the Delicata Gold and then topped it with Delicata Copper Ink  to give it a richer,  more elegant look.

    Seaside Spray – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4
    Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4  (2)- one for the front and one for the inside sentiment.
    Whisper white scrap for raised piece in the globe.

    I used the Stamparatus to make sure that my snow globe came together cleanly, as I wanted to make a few of these quickly. I used Pool Party around the edges of the raised element to give it a little more dimension (as well as around the trees). A little Wink of Stella on the roof and the  new Snowfall Accent Puff paint on the ground and evergreen tree.

    I stamped the house on a piece of whisper white scrap, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with Stampin’ Blends.  Then I used the dies from the Still Scenes Bundle, to cut it out, then plunked it onto some dimensionals, and placed inside the globe.  So stinkin’ cute!


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    Winter Woods Greetings

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    I was sad to see Lovely as a Tree retire, but Winter Woods is a great replacement. I saw this card on Pinterest, and just had to CASE it.

    Shaded Spruce – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score at 4 1/2
    Very Vanilla – 5 1/4 x 4 (2)
    White Shimmer paper – 5 1/4 x 2
    Vellum – 5 1/4 x 4

    I used the curved outline die to create the snow “hills” out of Shimmer White paper, then placed that curved piece onto the Very Vanilla and lightly traced a pencil line to get an idea for tree placement.
    On the Very Vanilla, I stamped the trees along that line. Erase the pencil line just to be on the safe side.

    Next, I embossed the Vellum with the Softly Falling Embossing folder, which at the moment, is on the Clearance page on my website. Regular price $14, now on sale for $8.40 – now THAT’s a good deal.

    Place the vellum, on the Very Vanilla, over the stamped tree line. I used Tear and Tape along the bottom of the vellum piece and a few mini glue dots under the raised snow flakes. If you use liquid glue under vellum, it may show and take away from the beauty of your card.

    Layer your curved Shimmer snow line onto the vellum, lining up along the bottom.

    Stamp the large evergreen tree onto Shaded Spruce, using Shaded Spruce Ink, then die cut. I used the Fine Tipped Glue randomly over the tree boughs, then used the new Ice Stampin Glitter, to create “ice” on the branches. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals, and voila!


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