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Cutest Ever Easter Egg Treat Box

I saw this little box on Peggy Murwen’s post today and thought it was just the thing for my family on Easter weekend. It looks complicated but it is surprisingly easy.

For the Base, You need a piece of cardstock that is 3-1/2 x 6, and 4 pieces of designer paper that are 2″x 3″, scored at 3/4″ on one end. The scoring directions for the base are as per the template.

These are the products that I used

A reminder that the “Last Chance Sale” starts today. You can check out the discounts of up to 60% in these two files.

I hope you try this cutie patootie Easter Egg treat box. All the best to you and yours on this Easter Weekend.

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Keep your Embossing folders organized

Today I’ve been catching up on some organization and creating my Embossing folder samples. Please contact me if you’re interested in the PDF of the labels, if you would like to reorganize your embossing folders like this. I used Avery 5167 Return Address Labels. Click on the red download button below to download the PDF file. I’ve included folders for the past 4-5 years.

My “bookmarks” are 2″ x 5″ and I’m using the (retired) Scalloped Tag Topper, but any punch tag topper will work for you. I keep them organized with a split ring, available at any stationary store or probably even at the dollar store

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A Beautifully Happy Birthday

Don’t you love this floral stamp? I needed some cards for my upcoming birthdays, and I absolutely love this set. (This set is free, by the way, with a qualifying purchase of $120). The flowers are 2-step, meaning you stamp the outline with one stamp, then stamp the coloured parts with the fill-in stamps. This set is “Distinctive” meaning it can look like you’ve used two different colours, but it is just the way the stamp is formed. It’s a very simple card. The base is Evening Evergreen (8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4). The Designer Series Paper is Texture chic from the Annual Catalogue – 4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the floral design on Basic White using Early Espresso ink, Pale Papaya for the main flowers, Evening evergreen for the leaves, and Cajun Craze for the top flower element, as well as the dots around the flower. I also used Pale Papaya on a blending brush to give some highlight around the flower stem. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso, as is the little bee.

Just to switch it up a little, I used the Layering Diorama Dies to cut out the basic white and mounted it on dimensionals.

I hope you like this card enough to make one and wish someone a happy birthday. PS – happy birthday to all you January babies out there!!

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CanadianDemonstrator · Paper Crafting · Paper Pumpkin · Sale-a-bration · Specials

Fall 2022 Seasonal Sale @ Stampin’Up!

Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale! Between 15 and 18 November 2022, select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty and non-assortment Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!

Good Things Come in Small Packages


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September Paper Pumpkin – Spooky Treats

Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit for September, 2022, has all you need to make 18 cute treat boxes for your little ghouls.

This month’s kit includes everything you need to make 18 absolutely adorable (and just the right amount of spooky) treat boxes—that’s 6 each of 3 unique designs!

In this video I’ll show you how to assemble the boxes and sleeves, as well as show you two super cute alternatives, if you’re not into trick or treating.

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September Swap #2 featuring Pretty Popup Dies

As I mentioned yesterday, I have a second swap card to share with you. Some of you may have seen the video short I posted on my Facebook Page last week. I used the Pretty Pop Up dies, Lovely You stamps for the sentiments, and Dragonfly Garden for some detail on the inside and envelope.

Here is a quick tutorial video on how I made this card. I hope you enjoy it and give this card a try.

As always -feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the techniques for this card. I can be reached at crittersnink@gmail.com or through the contact button on my website.

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Happy August, everyone!!

We’ve been madly working on our back garden, now that we’re over the virus we both had, and in the afternoon, to cool off, I’ve been playing in my craft room and quilting room. This weekend, I cracked open my “Best Remedy” kit. It’s adorable. There is a link under the picture, to see the tutorial video for a few alternative ideas. I hope you like them. Just a reminder to please use my host code, FV4CJ9XX if you plan a purchase, as it allows me to earn free products that I gift for my monthly draws. (thank you)

I had fun with this kit, Best Remedy, over the weekend. Check out my Youtube video for some alternative ideas as well. https://youtu.be/vxxzRi3lTS8. NOTE – the Dots & Spots die is free during the month of August, with a $120 purchase, for Sale-a- ration, but you must use the part number 163098.
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Sale-a-bration is still going strong, with new items added on for the month of August, while supplies last. Speaking of which, two of the original items in the Sale-a-bration brochure have sold out! The Soft Seafood/Pool Party cards & envelopes are no longer available, and the Tree Lot dies sold out over the weekend.

The Dots & Spots die is what I used in my alternative Mouse card in the kit above but you must use the part number in the SAB picture above, to get it free with a $120 purchase

New Kit starting today, August 3rd!

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Celebrate the season with a card kit that has everything you need wish those you love a merry Christmas and a joyous New Year. Don’t let the holidays overwhelm you–get your all-inclusive kit and make quick multiples everyone will love!

Kit Includes:

  • Cozy & Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Poppy Parade 
  • Predesigned projects  
  • Step-by-step instructions 
  • Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting). Including printed die-cut sheets: sticker adhesive sheets & non-adhesive sheets
  • Makes 12 cards of 1 design 
  • Gold foil accents
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm) 
  • 12 preprinted envelopes 
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects 
  • Linen thread
  • A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go
  • Product colors: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie

Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

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Craft for a Cause – Nourish & Flourish Kit

Help us make a difference with the Nourish & Flourish Kit! Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. And with your help, Stampin’ Up! hopes to make a difference. With every Nourish & Flourish kit purchased by you, we’re donating $4CDN to organizations fighting to end food scarcity. Each kit comes with printed die-cut sentiments in Dutch, English, French, and German.

Kit includes:
* Designed projects 
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs
* Folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
* 9 printed envelopes
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
* Coordinating insulated 9″ x 6-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ (22.9 x 16.5 x 15.9 cm) lunch bag

Product colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce 

Kits by Stampin’ Up! are perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters who want quick and easy projects. All-inclusive project kits have everything you need in one box! Give as a gift or try them yourself. Kits are while supplies last. Order today!

Yesterday, I was thrilled to be able to open the Nourish & Flourish Kit. I will post the link to my Youtube tutorial below. For each of the three different designs, I did the original design from the kit, as well as two alternatives. I kept it simple, as I was flying by the seat of my pants, but I was happy with the results. I hope you like them.

A new kit just landed at Stampin’ Up!

How cute is this?? This new kit is called “The Best Remedy “. I can hardly wait til mine arrives.

Kit Includes:

  • The Best Remedy Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Starry Sky Classic Stampin’ Spot 
  • 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs 
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm) 
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 clear block
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Starry Sky

It’s Sale-a-bration Time again!

The more you spend, the more you can get for free! Some products can be earned after spending $60 or more, others can be earned after spending $120 or more. Plus, you can mix and match the products you earn! For example, if you spend $180, you can choose one $120 product and one $60 product, or you can choose three $60 products. Contact me for more information or to answer any questions you may have.

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Happy Canada Day, Everyone!

July is a crazy awesome month. Today is Canada Day, – so Happy Canada Day!!

And, at Stampin’ Up! The new July – December mini goes live today, AND Sale-a-bration also starts today, until August 31. If you’re not familiar with Sale-a-bration, it’s Stampin’ Up!s biggest sale of the year. With every purchase of $60 or more, you can choose a free product from the Sale-a-bration booklet. And there’s no limit, so the more you spend, the more free product you can choose. If you haven’t received your copy of the July-December. mini catalogue and SAB brochure yet, and you live in Canada, I’d be delighted to get one out to you.

You can check out the PDF versions of the Mini Catalogue and Sale-abration Brochure here


If you’ve been considering becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, July is a great month to join our Critters’n Creativity team. Click here to join our team. New demonstrators who join duringSale-a-bration, will receive as a gift from Stampin’ Up!, this beautiful 18 month Planner, a set of 3 notebooks, stickers and an exclusive “Making Plans” stamp set. All this on top of your regular starter kit, which includes $165 worth of products of your choice, for the low price of $135, plus you get a free Paper Pumpkin, and pay NO SHIPPING. You also receive some business supplies (catalogues etc) but you’re under no obligation to sell, hold classes or anything like that – you can just enjoy being a discount shopper and receive 20% off your purchases (** there is a quarterly minimum to maintain your discount shopper status)

July is also World Watercolor Month, and we have lots of watercoloring products to celebrate! Pencils, paper, stamps, and more. 

Click on the link to see some awesome techniques

I’ll be posting some samples too, so stay tuned.

I hope you all have a safe and happy Canada Day Weekend. Thanks for checking in!!

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Cute Crossover Card

This card looks so complicated, but it’s really dead easy. In two of the samples above, I used embossed card stock and on the Soft Suede card, I used Texture Chic DSP.

Here’s what you need to make these cards.

  • Card base – 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
  • Basic White – 5-1/4 x 4
  • DSP (2) 5-1/4 x 4 – If you’re using card stock instead of DSP you will need one piece
  • Card stock scraps – white and whatever you want for your die cuts for your sentiments
  • corresponding ink

I used the stamp set “Season of Chic” and for the sentiments, I used the dies from Seasonal Labels. These are both available in the new current Annual Catalogue.

I have a tutorial video on my YouTube Channel – you can check it out here

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Don’t forget to check the LAST CHANCE products from the Jan-June 2022 mini Catalogue. These products are only available until June 30 or while supplies last. Savings can be up to 50% of some products. Here is the list of “Last Chance” products. Some products are already sold out, so don’t wait too long.


Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection here. Kits must be added to your card individually and the more expensive kit will be discounted.

This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and spread the word! Share your favorite kits from the Kits Collection on social media to introduce these easy and fun all-inclusive kits to new customers and beginner crafters. 

Don’t forget to use the June Host Code GNYZWHJQ when you place your order and you will receive a handmade card from me and your name will be entered into a draw at the end of the month. If your order is over $200 don’t use the host code, as you will receive gifts (free product) from Stampin’ Up! You will still receive a hand made card as well as an entry into the draw.

I hope you try this card and enjoy the above video on my YouTube channel. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, please do and don’t forget to hit the “LIKE” button.

There is still room in my In-Person class on Wednesday, June 22nd at 1:00pm-4pm. RSVP to crittersnink@gmail.com