Kim Quade Offers Free Shipping May 3-May 12

Hello Stampers!

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m off on a little vacay with my family! So, I’m giving you a special offer. Free shipping on orders of $25 and more from May 3 through May 12.

Go to my online and order using host code: XJCDGAVP.

When I return from my trip, I will reimburse you via check for the shipping charges you incurred for your order.

Just a quick note: It’s possible Stampin’ Up! will offer some of the last-chance, retiring products at a discount at some point during the week. Our initial email suggested it could occur May 9. I don’t know the status of WiFi and internet availability, so if you see something you want, scoop it up! (I may or may not be able to help you place your order in a timely manner.)

This offer is good only through me.

Happy shopping!






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Team Stamp It–Mother’s Day Blog Hop

Hello Stampers!

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s May Blog Hop where we’re featuring Mother’s Day spring cards using Stampin’ Up! products. Thanks for joining us! Follow the links at the end of the post to see all the gorgeous creations!

Today’s card features a variety of products: You’re Inspiring, Hardwood, and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp sets; Brushos; the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper; white heat embossing; and more.

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring and Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

Stampin’ Up! You’re Inspiring and Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

Here’s a quick recap of how it went together:

  • Ink the Hardwood background stamp with Daffodil Delight ink and stamp on the front of a Daffodil Delight card stock base. (Hint: I used the Stamparatus, and it worked perfectly.).
  • Heat emboss the image from the You’re Inspiring stamp set in white on Shimmery White card stock.
  • Sprinkle the yellow Brusho onto the heat-embossed image.
  • Using an Aqua Painter, spread the Brusho onto the image and let it dry.
  • Place the Foam Adhesive Strips close to the edge and all around the outside of the Shimmery White piece. Peel off the top covering of the adhesive.
  • Adhere the oval from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.
  • Wrap a piece of White Baker’s Twin around this stack and tie a bow.
  • Stamp the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock with Memento Black Ink.
  • Punch the sentiment out using the Classic Label Punch.
  • Adhere to the front of the card using a small piece of Foam Adhesive Strip.
  • Place the whole piece onto the Daffodil Delight base.

Just a quick note: The You’re Inspiring stamp set, the Hardwood background, the Brusho, and the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper are all retiring and won’t be available after June 3 (or before). If you want any of these products, be sure to order them soon before they’re gone.

Please let me know if you have questions. I’d be glad to help!

Remember to enter the blog hop giveaway. Leave a comment on each blog post and include the hashtag: #stampitcontest.

Congratulations to last month’s winner: Maggie Little.





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Delightful Daisy

Stampin' Up! Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight Stamp Set

Hello Stampers!

Punches help make projects easy! Once again, I pulled out Stampin’ Up!’s Daisy Punch and coordinating stamp set Daisy Delight to create this thank-you card.

Here’s how it goes together:

  • Card base: Whisper White Thick
  • Designer Series Paper: Happiness Blooms. Cut at 5 ¼ x 4 inches
  • Top layer: Whisper White Thick cut at 5 x 3 ¾ inches
  • Punch the Daisy from the Whisper White
  • Using Night of Navy ink, stamp the sentiment
  • Adhere the Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon
  • Use dimensionals (I was very generous—using at least 10) to “pop” the piece up onto the Designer Series Paper.
  • Adhere panel to white base.
  • Cut a ½-inch circle from Pineapple Punch card stock and adhere to center of daisy

Super easy and super fun!

Thanks for stopping by today! Look below to see a list of all the products I used to create this card. Click on the graphics to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.



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Spring is in the Air!

Stampin' Up! Daisy Punch and Fable Friends Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! Daisy Punch and Fable Friends Stamp Set

Hello Stampers!

As the day begins in Nebraska, the birds are chirping, and the trees are budding. It’s definitely spring, and we celebrate Easter this weekend.

I’m sharing a super cute card I CASEd (in case you haven’t heard this before, it means: Copy and Share Everything) from Fun with Stamping.

The bunny ears are created using Stampin’ Up!’s Daisy Punch. I punched the flowers in the colors that coordinate with the Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist and Highland Heather). I then used snips to cut the daisy in half and trimmed away the extra petals.

The sentiment comes from the Fable Friends stamp set, and you could easily replace “Happy Spring” with “Easter Blessings.”

Good news on two fronts: both the Daisy Punch and the Fable Friends stamp set will be available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. However, the awesome Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper will be retiring. So, if you love that, think about purchasing it sooner rather than later before it’s gone

Retiring Items

This is the time of year Stampin’ Up! releases the list of items that will be retiring to make way for new and fun products. With that said, some others need to go. Perhaps the best way for you to see this list is to go directly to my online store and peruse the list. Links are below. Just let me know if you have questions. Something to note: You might see a lot of stamp sets on the list. SU! is retiring the format of the stamp – wood and clear mount – and replacing them with the cling mount.

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Bundles

Retiring Everything Else

Thanks for stopping by today! Please let me know if you have questions, most especially about the retiring items. It can be very confusing, and I’d like to help!


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Stamping Made Easy!

Stampin' Up! #simplestamping

Stampin’ Up! #simplestamping

Hello Stampers!

When I invite someone new to stamp with me, I hear them say, “Oh, I can’t do that. I’m not crafty!”

To which I reply: “Are you breathing? If so, I can teach you how to use rubber stamps, ink, and paper to create a handmade card.” (I stole this from another demonstrator years ago.)

During the last year, I’ve had to opportunity to introduce a lot of people – both male and female – to the art of rubber stamping. I joined a networking organization, and my presentation involves a hands-on stamping opportunity.

This is one of the cards we created at a recent meeting. It really speaks to Stampin’ Up!’s challenge of #simplestamping. It’s just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. I used Stampin’ Up!’s note cards and envelopes, the retiring In Colors of Fresh Fig and Powder Pink as well as the Sheltering Tree and Birthday Cheer stamp sets. But it goes together quickly; it’s eye-catching; and it will bless someone’s day. What could be better than that?

I’d love to introduce you to the fun of creating with rubber stamps. Give me a call or shoot me an email, and let’s get a date on the calendar.

Thanks for stopping by today!




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