Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping

Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simplestamping challenge to its demonstrators worldwide. We go back to the basics and focus on creating a card with just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This month, we add an extra element: ribbon.

Although I need a few more Christmas cards, I also use a lot of thank you cards this time of year. I’ve received a number of heartfelt gifts, and I want the givers to understand how much I appreciate them thinking of me. 

Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping

I turned to #simplestamping to help me create s stack of cards I can have handy and get in the mail right away. This card uses:

This layout features three strips of Designer Series Paper each measuring 5 1/4 inches by 1 4/ inches. I spaced them equal distance apart on the Soft Succulent card base. Imagine creating a host of different backgrounds with Stampin’ Up!’s huge array of patterned papers.

The white stamped piece measures 2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, and the Evening Evergreen layer measures 2 1/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches. I topped it off with a bow created with the Soft Succulent 3/8 inch Open Weave Ribbon.

As I’ve said before, I’m a clean and simple stamper and this basic layout and design really appeals to me. It will be easy to create a stack in a short time. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ve enjoyed my #simplestamping project.

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Eden’s Garden Christmas Card

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s November Blog Hop. This month, the stampers feature holiday cards and projects. Prepare to be inspired! Look for the list of participating stampers at the end of the post. Follow the links. Be sure to comment on each with the hashtag #stampitcontest for your chance to win a free card kit.

Eden's Garden Christmas Card

Today’s card features products from Stampin’ Up!’s Eden’s Garden Collection. This collection is an early release of product included in the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. How fun is that?


Eden's Garden Collection

Order the entire collection for $82 by clicking here. The collection includes:
  • Eden’s Garden ($23), a 10-piece cling stamp set with awesome sentiments such as “Sending Hugs,” “Hello There,” and “Let’s Celebrate Everything.”
  • Eden’s Dies ($35), set includes five versatile and fancy dies.
  • Ever Eden 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper ($15). The gold hints and highlights really make this paper shine. This is a limited-edition release, so it’s only available while supplies last. You won’t find this in any upcoming catalog.
  • Ever Eden Cotton Paper ($8), 10 sheets–five each of two colors: Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent. This is a limited edition release; only available while supplies last.
  • Garden Gems ($7), 140 adhesive-backed gems in Cherry Cobbler and Soft Succulent. Available while supplies last.
You can purchase these items as a collection or each individually. Get a 10 percent discount when you buy the stamp set and dies as a bundle.

Eden’s Garden Christmas Card

This card features Cherry Cobbler and Soft Succulent. I love the Cherry Cobbler and Gold Metallic Ribbon, making sure to create a bold statement with the bow. The sentiment comes from Banner Year, and I added Cherry Cobbler rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

See this blog post for a host of other card samples using the early release collection. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the other cards and projects. Be sure to comment on each for a chance to win a free card kit.

Congrats to last month’s winner: Kathy Oertle!

November Blog Hop List



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Make Easy Treat Packets

Make Easy Treat Packets

I love to make and give treat packets! Especially those that include chocolate. Today, I’m showing you how to create an easy, peasy treat packet. Be sure to watch the video as I show samples and create one on camera.

Make Easy Treat Packets

  • Choose any Designer Series Paper or even card stock. So many choices makes this so much fun
  • Cut the card stock to 5 1/2-inches by just under 2 inches.
  • Score at 2 5/8 and 2 7/8
  • Punch each end with a tag topper punch. The current Stampin’ Up! punches include the Fancy Tag Topper Punch and the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.
  • Secure candy in the treat packet with tape.
  • Close the packet with your choice of ribbon.
  • Decorate the front with stamps and/or punches.
  • Give away!

Make Easy Treat Packets

Think about all of the ways you can use these:

  • Stocking stuffers
  • Teacher gifts
  • Lunch box treats
  • Hostess gifts
  • Treats for co-workers, bridge groups, bowling teams, Bible study groups, and more.

Make Easy Treat Packets Video



Get More for Your Money

Have you wondered what it would be like to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! family? Now is your chance to get more for your money. Through November 30, pay just $75 for the Starter Kit. Choose $125 worth of product from either catalog. And, it all ships free! That’s $50 worth of free product. 

Then, receive a 20 percent discount on your future purchases. It’s that easy. You don’t have to hold classes or workshops or parties, just enjoy the discount. There’s nothing to lose!

When you purchase the Starter Kit, you become a part of a large family of paper crafters — like minded people who share the love of paper crafting. I’ve been privileged to be a part of this group for almost 11 years. I celebrate my 11-year anniversary at the end of the month. I am so blessed to have met so many people who support each other unconditionally. I’d love to have you join us! 

Click here to start ordering your Starter Kit.

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March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

Welcome to the March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop.

Maui Achievers January 2021 Blog Hop

We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui incentive trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us continue to inspire you creatively.

March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around to all the different blogs and gather many amazing ideas. We have all listed our country – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator, these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. We love to hear from you.

Rainbow Glimmer Paper Meets Friendly Flamingo

When the Rainbow Glimmer Paper appeared in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I purchased a package. And, then, I hoarded it. Who can relate to that?

I recently realized we’ll be seeing a brand-new catalog May 5; I really should use some of those products I’ve been “saving.”

The Rainbow Glimmer Paper is just so vibrant. It speaks tropical. The package includes two, 12 x 12 sheets that coordinate with the colors of Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, and Bermuda Bay.

Rainbox Glimmer Paper

So I combined it with the Friendly Flamingo Bundle. Find it on page 43 of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle and receive a 10 percent discount.

Friendly Flamingo Bundle

In addition to the Rainbow Glimmer Paper and the Friendly Flamingo Bundle, I used:

  • the coordinating colors of Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, and Coastal Cabana
  • a rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Greenery Embossing Folder

It’s a very simple card with a little bit of die cutting and a little bit of stamping. Quick and easy, it’s ready to send to a friend.

Click here to see some other card samples using the Friendly Flamingo Bundle.

Thanks so much for stopping by the March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to a variety of inspiration for your paper crafting projects.


List of Blog Hoppers


List of Products Used to Create this Project

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Butterfly Brilliance Collection

Butterfly Brilliance Collection

The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is here! Have you seen the card samples created with these new products? I received my bundle/suite of products Saturday, ripped open the box, and started creating! Let me show you some of what I made. Be sure to watch the video (a replay of a Facebook Live) to see how I put these cards together.

Butterfly Brilliance Collection Bermuda Bay

Butterfly Bijour 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

Butterfly Brilliance Collection

What is the Butterfly Brilliance Collection?

This brand-new selection of products features butterflies, lots of butterflies. It includes a stamp set, coordinating dies, 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and textured specialty paper. An early release of goodies that will be included in Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog, this bundle screams spring. I just love the product coordination of this sneak peek! (New Annual Catalog available May 4.)

Butterfly Bouquet Card Samples

What’s Included?

The entire bundle ($71.25) includes:

  • Butterfly Brilliance cling stamp set. This large stamp makes a great background, but allows you to crop a bunch of butterflies quickly and easily. (I recommend buying an extra stamp set to cut apart; it allows you use to each butterfly individually.)
  • Brilliant Wings Dies. You have the option of simple die-cut butterfly shapes, intricately detailed die-cut butterfly wings, or layer both styles to create wonderful 3D dimension! Get creative with how you color the spectacular wings with a range of inks and sponge daubers. 
  • Butterfly Bijou 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Choose from glorious butterfly patterns in shades of aqua, pink, and yellow or watercolored patterns that coordinate beautifully. You can’t go wrong with these unforgettable patterns. I love how some of the sheets coordinate with the die cuts. Only available while supplies last. Note: This 6 x 6 DSP will not be available in the upcoming catalog.
  • Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale wood grain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. Emboss it and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents. Only available while supplies last. Note: This specialty paper will not be available in the upcoming catalog.

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle. Receive a 10 percent discount when you purchase the stamp set and coordinating die cuts together.

I used a few other complementary products with this fun suite, including the Stamparatus, Art Gallery stamp set, and coordinating card stock colors.

Butterfly Brilliance Collection Video

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’re inspired to sit down and create today. Please let me know if I can help in any way as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.


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