Over the Moon Thank You

Stampin' Up! Over the Moon

Stampin’ Up! Over the Moon

Hello Stampers!

It’s almost as much fun getting handmade cards in the mail as it is creating them! This card came from my team member Kathy Blume. It features the Over the Moon stamp set (so stinkin’ cute), the Buffalo Check background stamp, and We’ll Walrus Be Friends stamp set. It’s a lot of fun mixing and matching stamps and products from different sets.

And, if you like a little bit of coloring, the cow is a fun image to be creative with. Use your Stampin’ Write Markers, your Stampin’ Blends, or watercolor pencils.

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Sailing Away Lip Balm Holder

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Lip Balm Holder

Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Lip Balm Holder

Hello Stampers!

When people come to my classes and events, I always like to treat them with a little packet created with Stampin’ Up! products. Mostly, it’s candy or chocolate, but I changed it up this time and made lip balm holders featuring the Sailing Home Bundle of products.

This started with a piece of Night of Navy card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. It’s scored (on the longer edge) at 2 1/4-inches from each edge.

The center piece measures 1 inch by 3 inches and is scored at 3/4 inches on each side. I used a bone folder to loosen the fibers on the paper so it has a little bend where you can  place the lip balm once the edges are attached. I used Stampin’ Up!’s Tear and Tape and applied a little piece on each of the 3/4-inch pieces. I matched up the score marks and adhered the center piece to the inside middle of the card stock. I’ve included a photo below of the finished inside.

I decorated the front, back, insides, and back spine of the holder using pieces of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. I recommend using the Tear and Tape here again, to ensure the paper is stuck down well. I decorated the outside with a verse from the Sailing Home stamp set (stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Sahara Sand card stock and die cut with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits).

When the holder is closed, I punched a small circle through both sides and tied a piece of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to close the packet.

Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Bundle Lip Balm Holder (inside)

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July #simplestamping

Stampin’ Up! #simplestamping

Hello Stampers!

Each month, Stampin’ Up! has issued a #simplestamping challenge. Create a card using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This month, the bonus is to add Designer Series Paper. That’s hardly a challenge! The Designer Series Paper is so beautiful, it’s just hard to choose which one to use.

This card features the See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper. The colors and designs just stand on their own.

The base is Crush Curry that measures 5 1/2 inches by 11 inches and is scored and folded in the middle. The second layer is Blackberry Bliss cut at 5 1/4 x 4. And the See a Silhouette measures 5 x 3 3/4 inches. The sentiment comes from Stampin’ Up!’s Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.

The purpose of the challenge is to demonstrate that simple cards can be beautiful, and it’s an easy way to get started stamping.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Remember: Place a $50 order this month and receive a code good for $5 off an order next month. There is no limit to the number of codes you can earn and redeem! Just be sure to have a valid email address as the codes will be sent there.


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Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day with Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!

Happy Independence Day to all of you! I hope you are enjoying time with family, friends, and neighbors!

I received this fun Fourth of July card (inspired by Mary Fish) from one of my team members, Kathy Blume. She used Stampin’ Up!’s Vases Builder Punch and Real Red and Night of Navy card stock to create a festive card. Other fun elements include the Subtle Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Dies, and the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Pack.

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Paper Pumpkin Goes to the Beach

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin

Hello Stampers!

One of my go-to products from Stampin’ Up! is the monthly Paper Pumpkin crafting kit. Each month, you receive a fun, red box in the mail filled with everything you need to create that project, including a stamp set, an Ink Spot, the projects, and accessories. (In your very first box, you receive a clear block so you can begin stamping right away.) The finished projects are a surprise, but Stampin’ Up! has been offering sneak peeks of the next month’s kit. See a graphic below for a hint at next month’s kit. These are fun kits that can be completed in an hour or so — a quick creative escape all in one box. Imagine yourself sitting down with your kids or grandkids or best friend for a crafting moment!

The June Kit, A Little Smile, makes 16 small, beach-themed cards and a super cute carrying case. The idea is to use these little gems as random acts of kindness, giving them to people to bless their day or thank them for their service.

I made a few cards in their original size, but I also turned a few of them into note card-size greetings. Stampin’ Up!’s note cards are perfect for this; they come pre-cut and scored. All you have to do is stamp!

For this card, I used the Whisper White note cards and envelopes. I inked the seashells with the Coastal Cabana ink spot, stamped off on a piece of scrap paper, and then stamped on the card base. I then adhered the small card onto a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock and placed it in the middle of the card. Now, it’s suitable for sending in the mail.

There are two ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. For $22 a month + tax (shipping is included), you can select an ongoing subscription. Click here to be taken directly to the sign up page: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2078804.

Or, you can purchase a 1-, 3-, 6- or 12-month subscription. Click on any of the graphics below to purchase a prepaid subscription. An item to note: You will be charged shipping and tax on prepaid subscriptions. Choose a 12-month subscription and be eligible to earn Stampin’ Rewards. Contact me if you have questions.

Whichever option you choose, be sure to subscribe before July 10 to receive the July kit.

Stampin' Up! July Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ Up1 July Paper Pumpkin

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