Eden’s Garden Card Samples

Eden's Garden Card Samples

It’s so fun when Stampin’ Up! releases a teaser from upcoming catalogs. And, the Eden’s Garden Collection is gorgeous. The elements from the collection are available now through January 3, 2022 (or while supplies last for the papers and the gems). The stamp set and dies will be available when the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog goes live January 4, 2022.
Beginning today (November 2, 2021), you can 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. I recommend purchasing at least one package: It’s gorgeous!
  • 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 Collection

Eden’s Garden Card Samples

Enjoy these samples I’ve created with a few of the pieces. Also, be sure to watch a replay of a Facebook live describing the collection contents and showing a variety of card samples.
Eden's Garden Card Samples
Eden's Garden Card Samples

Stampin' Up!'s Eden's Garden Collection

Eden's Garden Fun Fold

Eden’s Garden Collection Video


Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I’m excited about this collection and all of the possibilities.

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What is a One-Sheet Wonder?

Flowering Cactus One-Sheet Wonder

As crafters, we seem to have our own language. We throw out terms like emboss, die cut, DSP (designer series paper), mats, blends, and more. It’s the same for the abbreviation OSW or One-Sheet Wonder. (Be sure to watch the video below — a Facebook live replay — to see how I approached this project.)

What is a One-Sheet Wonder?

It’s a technique where you use one sheet of either 6 x 6 or 12 x 12 patterned paper. You cut it up into strips or pieces and use those pieces to create your handmade greeting cards.

Create your own cutting pattern or find one online (Pinterest is a good source) by simply searching “one-sheet wonder.” I found this pattern below and used it to create a set of cards with one 6 x 6 design from Stampin’ Up!’s Flowering Cactus medley.

What is a One-Sheet Wonder?

Why Create a One-Sheet Wonder?

As paper crafters, we tend to be paper hoarders. We buy all this wonderful paper, because, well, it’s wonderful! Sometimes it’s difficult to grab the courage to cut it up and use it.

Also, this technique works well when you’ve lost your mojo and need inspiration to get started on a project. Simply choose a package or a sheet of paper that catches your eye, follow the cuttings directions, and let your creativity flow.

Then, when you’ve finished the cards, you now have samples or templates to use the next time you need inspiration.

I challenge you to try this creative technique. Have questions? Please contact me. I’d love to help.


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Happy Fourth of July

Wishing you a happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

I love getting handmade cards in the mail. Thanks to Kathy and Ruth for these Independence Day themed cards.

Read on for a recap of what’s happening with Stampin’ Up! and Kim Plays with Paper this month!

Bonus Days Begin: Earn in July, Redeem in August

Stampin’ Up!’s Bonus Days promotion is back. For every $50 in purchases (before tax and shipping) receive a $5 bonus coupon to be redeemed beginning August 4. There is no limit to the number of coupons that can be earned and redeemed. Codes will be sent via email, so be sure to save the email for use in August. Hint: Stock up on those codes in July and redeem them for merchandise from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog that goes live August 4.

Summer Nights by Paper Pumpkin

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit. In this exclusive, fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. A monthly kit is just $22 + tax per month (shipping is included).
What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase with it. The Summer Nights Add-On ($10) includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experiences beyond the kit itself. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from the kit, you’ll be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!
Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! Subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit before July 10. Contact me to order the add-on.
Here is a link to subscribe directly to Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up!’s monthly crafting kit:

Facebook Lives and Videos

I’m branching out! I’m restarting Facebook Live videos and also recording YouTube videos. Is there a card you’d like me to make? Is there a technique you’d like to learn? Let me know, and I’ll get it going.
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Here is my latest Facebook Live that I saved as a YouTube video. In this newest video, I make a quick and easy card using a card sketch.

Retired Stampin’ Up! Items for Sale

I’ve created a web site page dedicated to selling my retired Stampin’ Up! products. Click here to see the products available and to read all of the details. Look for stamp sets, coordinating dies, embossing folders, Designer Series Paper, and miscellaneous.

Thanks for stopping by and spending some time on my blog.


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Maui Achievers June Blog Hop

Welcome to the Maui Achievers June Blog Hop. Keep reading to see a card I created with a fun, new suite of Stampin’ Up! products.

Maui Achievers Blog Hop

We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.
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 all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – 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. Be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment.

A Basset Hound Named Max

Maui Achievers Blog Hop

An old scrapbook page featuring our dog Max and our son.

Almost twenty years ago, a puppy we named Max joined our family. We felt lucky to have him with us for more than 10 years. He was oh so cute, but he could be oh so naughty! More than once, he stole food items off of the kitchen counter such as sticks of butter, loaves of bread, and even tomatoes. Weighing in at more than 50 pounds, he thought he was a lap dog! Max left us about 12 years ago, but we talk about him often.

So, I’m partial to any dog-related stamp set or Designer Series Paper or embellishments. I love Stampin’ Up!’s new Playful Pets Suite. (No worries if you’re a cat lover. Cats are represented in this set, as well!)

Playful Pets Suite

Maui Achievers June Blog Hop

This suite offers a host of fun elements I used to create today’s card:

  • Pampered Pets Stamp Set
  • Playful Pets Designer Series Paper
  • Pets Dies
  • Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack
  • Playful Pets Trinkets

Maui Achivers June Blog Hop

Everything about this suite is super cute! A fun feature of the Designer Series Paper and dies is that the dies not only cut the stamped dog image but also the images on the Designer Series Paper. You can see that I used the dog image from the paper on this card. The same holds true for the cat images. Remember, when you purchase the stamp set and dies together, you receive a 10 percent discount on the bundle.

I also embossed the Real Red card stock front of the card with the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder and added one of the Stitched Nested Labels.

Thanks for stopping by today. Let me know if you have questions about today’s card or any other paper crafting concern.


Below is a list of all the awesome stampers participating in the blog hop today.


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It’s a Beautiful World

Sharing a card using Stampin’ Up!’s Beautiful World stamp set.

It's a Beautiful World

What do you do when you have a pile of scraps left over from making another card? You gather the scraps and create a different card.

That’s how this card came about. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I preordered the World of Good Suite from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I made a masculine card for the Team Stamp It Blog Hop. See that card here.

I had a pile of “scraps” and things that looked like I could use them for something purposeful.

It’s a Beautiful World

It's a Beautiful World

Beautiful World Stamp Set

Take a look at the World of Good Suite. It starts on page 24 of the catalog and includes a host of fun products

  • Beautiful World stamp set
  • World Map Dies
  • World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder
  • Faux Suede Trim
  • Brass Foil Sheets

I didn’t use all of the above on this card, but I have all these ingredients to create more beauties.

If you haven’t yet received a hard copy of the catalog and you’re not currently working with another demonstrator, let me know and I’ll get one in the mail. In the meantime, see a PDF here.

With the launch of the new catalog there’s a lot going on.

Want a Free Bundle?

Beginning June 3 and running through June 30, receive an additional free bundle of your choice when purchasing Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. Choose $125 worth of product for just $99 (it’s all shipped free) AND get a free bundle — whether it be a stamp/punch combo or a stamp/die offering. That’s a great value!

Once you purchase the Starter Kit, you receive a minimum 20 percent discount on all orders you place, and you have an opportunity to earn a little income when your friends and relatives purchase from you, too. (No need, though, to host parties or workshops. Just enjoy your discount.)

In addition, you become a part of a larger stamping community. I invite all of my team members to join my team-only Facebook page where we celebrate accomplishments and share card samples. You also become part of a larger Stampin’ Up! community and get the perks available to all demonstrators, such as sneak peeks of products and catalogs and a chance to preoroder fun and exciting products. (No obligation, though to hold parties or workshops. Just enjoy your discount.)

To purchase the Starter Kit just click the Join My Team button on the top menu bar. Or click this link: https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=2078804.

More Stampin’ Rewards

During the month of June, host a qualifying party of $250 or more (or place an $250 order) and receive an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards. That gives you a total of $40 in FREE product. What a great opportunity to get your hands on new products or stock up on those must-haves. Feel free to shop directly from my online store or contact me

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stamping!


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