World Card Making Day

World Card Making day is coming up this weekend and Stampin’ Up! is having a sale!  October 1 – 10 get 15% off Note Cards and select stamp sets, plus a BONUS DEAL!  Buy Fast Fuse adhesive and get two refills for Free!


The Note Cards & Envelopes are on sale – both Whisper White and Very Vanilla.  12 stamp sets are on sale.  Fast Fuse is $10 and you get 2 refills free – that’s a $15 value!

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The stamp sets that are on sale coordinate with the Designer Papers that are part of the Designer Series Paper Sale for October.


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One more Pick a Pattern card

I have another card for you using some of the same supplies as the last one – the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.


This card is the same layout as an earlier graduation card that I posted.  For this one I pulled out all the patterns with Basic Black and Crushed Curry in them.  I used my 1″ Circle punch for all the circles and randomly layered them on my Whisper White card stock.  I trimmed any that hung over the edge and used those little trimmed pieces to fill in any spots that needed it along the edges.

Create a banner and stamp the greeting.  I wound some Basic Black Metallic Thread around my banner before attaching to the front of the card.  This is a quick and easy card that you can create with any Designer Series Paper and coordinating colors of card stock.

Did you know that many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators use the acronym DSP when they are talking about Designer Series Paper.  That’s what Stampin’ Up! calls their patterned paper and DSP is easier to say and faster to write! You won’t be disappointed when you look through this new catalog at the paper – there are so many new beautiful papers in it.

Are you ready with your shopping list?  SHOP NOW 

If you are local to me you can pick yours up in my classroom during class, stop by, or at my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.

Thanks for visiting today!


October Specials

October Specials

World Card Making Day is Saturday, Oct 1st. and to celebrate Stampin’ Up! is having a special 5 day only sale.  Stock up on card-making essentials during this sale of select items up to 25% off!  Shop HERE.


Also during October we are having a Designer Series Paper Sale!!  For the whole month of October buy three of the listed Designer Series Papers for $11 each and get one free.  This sale includes two packs from the 2016 Holiday Catalog!  Shop HERE.


And don’t forget the Paper Pumpkin BOGO offer for new subscribers – join by Oct. 10 – you’ll pay for and receive your October Kit and then get the November kit for FREE.  Join Paper Pumpkin HERE.


I’ll be back soon with more creations!


Box of Hugs

A few months back I signed up to walk in the It’s the Journey 2-Day Breast Cancer walk here in Georgia.  The walk will be held in mid October in Atlanta.  It’s a 2 day walk that is 30 miles long.  I’ve been training to get my feet, legs and body ready to walk that far.  Right now my longest walk has been 10.5 miles.  Monday I’m planning to do an even longer walk.  In addition to the actual walking I have to also raise some money.  So last month I held a Pop of Pink class and $10 from every class fee I put in my walker fund.  I was able to donate $150 to my fund and I’m now half way to my goal!


One of the projects from the class was this sweet little Box of Hugs.  I thought it turned out so cute and would be a sweet gift for someone battling breast cancer or anything else.  We filled each box with about 15 Hugs and on the bottom of each added a little circle of the Pop of Pink Designer Paper.  Since the boxes are clear you can see the bottoms through the sides.  Each box is wrapped with some Designer Paper and tied with Thick Baker’s Twine.  On the top I added the die cut heart and the word hope.  They are both from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  You could use the same idea for a bridal shower and use the word Love instead of Hope.  Or for a graduation and use Congrats.  Lots of possibilities.


I hope you like this little project.  If you wanted to donate to my walker fund you can visit my fundraising page here.

The other project was a set of cards in a little bag.  Come back again to see that one.

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OnStage Displays featuring Delightful Dijon

Today’s projects feature the In-Color Delightful Dijon.  The first one is a 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook page.  I thought this color was perfect for Tyler’s Graduation this past December.


Tyler is my middle son and he graduated from college and started his first job.  He lives not too far from us in a house with a friend of his from school.  Here are some of the things I used on this page:

  • Number of Years stamp set and Large Numbers Framelits – these are bundled in the Occasions catalog – but in the new catalog they are no longer a bundle – so get them now
  • Timeless Textures stamp set – it’s also in the Occasions catalog and will  be in the new catalog too!
  • 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack – all the Delightful Dijon prints
  • Metallic Foil Doilies – those are staying in the new catalog
  • Delightful Dijon Mini Striped Ribbon – coming in the new catalog

This next card is one of my favorites that I created using the Swirly Bird stamp set.


The flowers are stamped with So Saffron for the solid part and Delightful Dijon for the swirly part and then I hand cut them out.  The small centers are done the same way.  I used the Stampin’ Write Marker to add the little doodle swirls coming out from underneath. Supplies include:

  • Swirly Bird stamp set – coming in the new catalog
  • Birthday Blooms stamp set
  • Basic Rhinestones

This next card is perfect for my dad or my brother who are both sailors.  I was pretty excited about the sailboat pieces in this Swirly Bird stamp set.


The parts of the boat – are made up of 4 different stamps in the set.  And the waves are the same image that I used for the kite string on an earlier card.  Supplies include:

  • Swirly Bird stamp set – coming in the new catalog
  • Sunburst Thinlits Dies
  • Linen Thread
  • Party with Cake stamp set

My next card also uses Swirly Bird – can you see all the different things you can do with this one stamp set?


This time I actually used the bird!  The Baker’s Twine is actually white and I used my sponge to hold it into my Delightful Dijon ink pad so I could dye the twine.  You just have to let it dry before you try to add it to a project.  Supplies that I used:

  • Swirly Bird stamp set
  • Sheltering Tree stamp set
  • Tree Builder punch
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2-1/2″ Circle Punch – this one is retiring but you can use the new Layering Circles Framelits instead

I actually ended up with an extra Delightful Dijon project.  One of my calendar panels –


No new products on this one – it’s the Sheltering Tree stamp set like the other panels.  Just using different colors and changing the tree for the Autumn season.  I’ll do a post showing the calendar and how it stands and I’m planning to include the calendar so you can print your own.  So check back for that.

Thanks for stopping by today.






Designer Paper Squares

This card idea is actually very versatile and I’ve seen several of these online and in some swaps that I’ve received.  It is a great idea for using up scraps of your Designer Paper.  Pick your paper, coordinating card stock, a greeting and a fun little element to add as an accent.  You could use this for all different occasions.

I created this one with the Love Blossoms Designer Paper Stack and Bloomin’ Love stamp set.

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Use the 1″ Square Punch to punch out squares from the various patterns in the Designer Paper stack.  Arrange in a grid on a piece of coordinating card stock.  Add a greeting punched with the Decorative Label (or other) punch.

Here is another one that is a Thank You card:

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This one uses the Pretty Petals paper stack from the annual catalog and the Endless Thanks stamp set.  The flowers in the stamp set coordinate with the patterns in the paper.

I think next I’m going to create a birthday card in this same design.  What kind of card do you want to make with your paper scraps?

Thanks for stopping by today!



Only 5 more days of the Holiday Catalog

Here is a quick card using some Holiday catalog products:

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There is really only one Holiday catalog product on this card and it’s the Home for Christmas Designer Paper.  So many prints in the pack where the images made great focal points.  The poinsettias, the reindeer, the trees, the Santa’s. You could use any of those as the focal point on this design – either by just cutting with the circle dies (or punch) or fussy cutting the image and adding to the circle.

Sadly I just checked and this paper pack has already sold out!  Darn it. You could use the Reason for the Season stamp set and create a similar card to this.

Here is the full supply list for this card – click on an item to go to my online store.  Don’t miss the Year End sale.

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