Happy Birthday to You

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This Sale-a-bration Stamp set can be yours, FREE with a $60 purchase. I’m very excited that as of February 4th, there will also be a die set available for this stamp set. Life is Good!!

Card Base – Basic Gray – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 – score at 4 1/4″
Matte – Flirty Flamingo 4 x 5 1/4″
Card front – Whisper White -3 3/4′ x 5 “
Scrap Whisper White – cake stamp (fussy cut)

I used the 2″ circle punch to punch a circle from the Flirty Flamingo. It’s going to be covered with the Whisper White, so it doesn’t matter where you punch.

I then ran the Flirty Flamingo circle through the Big Shot, in the Scripty embossing folder. Because this is a 3D Embossing folder, you might want to consider purchasing the 3D embossing plate, as it eliminates the need for shims when running through the Big Shot. I can’t do without it.

I stamped the Cake stamp with Basic Gray, onto some Whisper White, coloured it with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, then fussy cut it out.

A little Wink of Stella, on the flowers,and voila!! I also used a bit of Wink with some basic gray ink, to highlight the cake.

I put the cake cut out on Stampin’ Dimensionals, to give the card some “oomph”.

Isn’t it beautiful?

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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.

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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Sailing Home Treat Box

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Just a simple pillow box for a treat for a gift card. The pillow boxes come in a 10 pack, and all you have to do is a quick embellishment, and VOILA, instant gift box! Bundle the Sailing Home Stamp set and the Smooth Sailing dies and receive 10% off. Also, check out the entire suite on page 145 of the Annual Catalogue

I used Balmy blue ink in the High Seas Embossing folder, then ran the Whisper white card stock through the Big Shot, to get the background. Stamped the Light house in Night of Navy and used the dies from the Sailing Home Bundle to cut out the lighthouse. Night of Navy ink on Crumb Cake completed the Sentiment and a little Night of Navy and Sahara Sand twine, knotted at the bottom .


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Mediterranean Delight

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I love this card. I received it after the ON Stage in Orlando, last year from a fellow demonstrator. Carolyn is part of my “greater” team (not sure where we connect, as we all stem from the same Upline, somewhere along the line.

I feel like I need to go somewhere where there’s wine, cheese, beautiful brick roads, lovely bistros… I could go on.

This card is made using the masking technique. I stamped the woman first, in the middle of the Whisper White card stock. I created a mask of her, by stamping the same image onto Post-it Removable label tape (Amazon). You need to cut the mask out, right on the lines, so that you don’t have any blank areas around her later. Once you have her cut out, place her exactly on top of the original stamp, then stamp the background right over her. I used the Mediterranean Moments Stamp set for the background. It’s a shame this set is retiring. I love it!!

When you remove the mask, it looks as if you magically stamped the background all around her. I used an aqua painter and the same colour of ink, as the card base to give her a little colour, then a very light water colour of the Soft Suede in the background for depth. I “winkified” her dress with Wink of Stella, for some pizzazz, while she was dancing on the Piazza.

I used the “friend” from the Waterfront Stamp set, because the font is fun!

Card Base – Bermuda Bay 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Soft Suede – 4 x 5 1/4
Bermuda Bay – 3 x 4 1/4
Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4


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You still have 2 days

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This May, you’re in for a treat. Paper Pumpkin has teamed up with Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder, to deliver you a very special Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s exclusive, collectible, and one of a kind. Die-hard Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! fans won’t want to miss this special edition. 

The look and feel of this kit is all Shelli. It’s elegant, feminine, and so full of springtime details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit. And the box it comes in? We predict that you’ll be keeping it . . . like . . . forever. Wait and see.

May 10th is the last day to order this special edition, but don’t wait, as it may sell out.

Check it out!