Circle Sayings #simplestamping Card

Circle Sayings #simplestamping Card

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simpletstamping challenge to its demonstrators. This month: Make a handmade card with a hello theme with just rubber stamps, ink, and paper and a punch. It’s all about getting back to the very basics of stamping.

Today, I share my card for this month’s challenge. I use the brand-new Circle Sayings Bundle. The bundle includes the Circle Sayings stamp set and a 2 3/8-inch circle punch. Buy the set and punch as a bundle and save 10 percent. Look for it in Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog on page 17. It goes live May 2. Be sure to put this bundle on your wish list.

It’s perfect for creating quick and easy cards. And it includes a variety of sentiments that work well for all occasions: thank you, birthday, hello, smile, thinking of you, and celebrate. Mix and match the images and sentiments to create the perfect card.

Circle Sayings #simplestamping Card 

Here are a few details of this card:

  • Used Stampin’ Up!’s Basic White Notecards and Envelopes. You receive 20 pre-cut and scored notecards and 20 envelopes for $8. Not only are these a great value, but they save time, too.
  • Rays of Light Stamp Set for the background. Stamped with the new Lemon Lolly Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • “Sending You A” sentiment stamped with the new Azure Afternoon Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • “Warm Hello” sentiment stamped with Pool Party ink
  • Quick note: I punched the circle first (I generally stamp first, punch second) and then stamped the “Sending You ” sentiment. I found it easier to place the sentiment at the top and bottom. But do whatever works best for you.

Here is a “stepped up” version of the card above. I added a Pool Party stitched circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies and some Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

Stampin' Up! Circle Sayings

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Enjoy this #simplestamping card and make some of your own to send.


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Bright & Beautiful VW Fun Fold

Bright & Beautiful VW Fun Fold

Today, I combine the fun new Bright & Beautiful 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper with the VW fun fold. (Purchase this double-sided, patterned paper when Stampin’ Up!’s 2023-2024 Annual Catalog goes live May 2.)

The next photo shows a view from above. Can you see the V and the W? At first, the design seems complicated. But it comes together quite easily.

Stampin' Up! Bright & Beautiful

This next photo shows the inside of the card. 

VW Fun Fold

My team member, Sandy Graves, created a VW fun fold card for our recent team meeting. See her card below. Several people asked for directions to make this fold. So here it is!

Use these paper measurements to help you get started. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post to see step-by-step instructions for creating this.

  • Base card stock: 10″ x 4 1/4 inches scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, and 5
  • Base card stock: 6 x 3, scored at 3
  • Coordinating Designer Series Paper: 4 3/4 x 4, 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, and four pieces measuring 4 x 1
  • Basic White: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4

The front sentiment comes from Go to Greetings and is stamped in Berry Burst ink, punched with the Double Oval Punch. I grabbed the inside sentiment from the brand-new Beautiful Balloons stamp set (available in the new, upcoming Annual Catalog.)

Bright & Beautiful VW Fun Fold Video



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Mother’s Day Gift Packaging

Mother's Day Gift Packing

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s April Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us. This month we feature all things Mother’s Day. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop. Leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest for a chance to win a Birthday Card Organizer Kit. 

Mother's Day Gift Packaging

Today, I share a versatile and fun gift holder using the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper, a brand-new 12 x 12 patterned paper available in the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. You can begin ordering from that catalog May 2. Other ingredients include the Tailor Made Tags Dies, sentiment from Waves of Inspiration stamp set, and the Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon. I was inspired by a larger packet created by Diane Evans. I scaled mine to create a smaller version, perfect for little gifts. This pattern offers a great way to use some of the paper you’ve been hoarding!

This packet boasts three pockets — two small in the front that hold a tag and/or gift card and a chocolate. The large pocket works for a bookmark or coffee sticks. For stampers, it holds a blending brush or bone folder.

  • Designer Series Paper measuring 9″ x 6″ 
  • For belly band: one piece of DSP measuring 6″ x 3/4″
  • Score on the 6″–side at 1 3/4″ on each side
  • From the bottom, score 2 1/2″ up

Be sure to watch the video below to view step-by-step instructions for putting this Mother’s Day gift packaging together. 

Mother’s Day Gift Packaging Video

Thanks so much for joining today. Check out all the other blogs for inspiration for your Mother’s Day projects. Remember to leave a comment. 

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35 for 35 Celebration

Did you know Stampin’ Up! is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year? That’s quite an anniversary to recognize. The company was started by Shelli Gardner and her sister in their home with the goal of helping women and sharing the love of creativity. Stampin’ Up! now exists in eleven countries  around the world. 

To celebrate, Stampin’ Up! staff plan to visit 35 demonstrator events in its markets throughout the world. I completed an application and Stampin’ Up! attended the team meeting of Kim’s Paper Krafters on Saturday, April 15, in Mesa, Arizona. We were so excited to be chosen. Kevin Lunt visited, spoke, answered questions, and gave us a small gift. (Do you love our T-shirts? Our team member Gina made all of these for us.)

See this Facebook post for other fun photos.

As part of the commemoration, Kevin chose one swap card to take back to Utah for display. Here is our stamper, Sandy Mahar, with Kevin below. She created a light up card with the Light the Way Bundle.

Stampin' Up! 35 for 35 Celebration

Today, I’m sharing the other swap cards that were presented. Enjoy these handmade cards created by some talented demonstrators. Be sure to watch the video below to get another look at these cards.


35 for 35 Celebration Video

Doesn’t this look like fun? Although all of our team meetings don’t include visits from Stampin’ Up! home office staff, they are a lot of fun. They include a lot of stamping, learning, chatting, and making new friends. If you’re not local, we have an active team Facebook group where we host challenges, share card ideas, and meet virtually each month.

We’d love to have you join us. With Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit receive $125 worth of any product you choose for just $99 + tax (and it’s all shipped free). Then, begin earning a discount on your future purchases. There’s no need to host parties or workshops, unless you want to. I know you’ll want to share your creations with your friends. Click here to get started. Or contact me for more information. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Please let me know how I can help you in your paper crafting journey.



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Peaceful Moments Envelope Fun Fold

Welcome to the Stampers Dozen monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you joined us. This month, we feature handmade cards and projects featuring items that will be retiring from Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. If you see something you want, get it sooner rather than later. Retiring products won’t be available after Monday, May 1. Some of the items are reduced in price up to 60 percent. Click here to visit the online store.

Be sure to visit all of the participating blogs to gain paper crafting inspiration. Look for the list near the end of this post.

Peaceful Moments Envelope Fun Fold

Peaceful Moments Envelope Fun Fold

I combined a host of retiring products with the Envelope Fun Fold. See this post for other examples of this unique fold. 

  • Tea Boutique 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (retiring), 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, scored on the diagonal
  • Basic White card stock measuring 8 x  51/4, scored at 4
  • One half of the white embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder (retiring)
  • Garden Green card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
  • Basic White circle die cut with Layering Circles Dies (retiring)
  • Birthday sentiment from Peaceful Moments Stamp Set (retiring), stamped in Crushed Curry
  • Garden Green scallop circle from Layering Circles Dies (retiring)

Here’s a look at the inside:

Envelope Fun Fold Inside

Watch the video below to see step-by-step instructions for making the unique Envelope Fun Fold (Note: I don’t create this specific card on the video, but you’ll get the idea.)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and for following along on the hop. Enjoy


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