High Tide Inspiration

By | February 13, 2017

SU! High Tide Inspiration


The Occasions Catalog has page after page of projects to fancy. High Tide, a 16-piece set, includes four inspirational sentiments that pair nicely with lighthouse, seagulls, sand and sea images.

Also pairing nicely with the nautical look is Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper and Burlap Ribbon.

Just Stamp Tips

  • Color Combination: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand and Real Red are the shoo-in colors for a marine-themed card. Whisper White finishes the crisp presentation.
  • Finishing Details: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies add the detail that steps up a project with one easy pass through the Big Shot. I stamped the sentiment first, then cut the stitched square and completed the art with one inking of seagulls.
  • Easy Pairing: Layering Squares Framelits are the must-have mates for the Stitched Shapes Framelits. One simple Sahara Sand square makes the sentiment pop.
  • A Smidgen Goes a Long Way: I snipped four inches of Burlap Ribbon for just the right texture between the Sahara Sand and Whisper White squares.


SU! High Tide


The Occasions Catalog is packed with stamps, tools and supplies for the season. Take a peek by click on the image below.

Occasions Catalog 2017



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Sale-A-Bration 2017 Catalog

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Sale-A-Bration Second Release 2017


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Love You More Tie Dyed Valentine

By | January 27, 2017

Tie Dyed in the Occasions Catalog is one of those sets that can easily get skipped over. It’s deep in the catalog, page 31 , and it doesn’t scream with any particular theme. But it’s a great resource for any occasion.

Today’s Love You More card is the perfect card for a spouse, son or daughter, mother or  father, in-law or friends. It’s truly multi-purpose.

Just Stamp Tips

  • The tie dyed effect is easy with the triple-step heart stamps.
  • The outer heart is stamped in Pink Pirouette. The next smallest heart is stamped off in Real Red and the innermost heart is full force Real Red.
  • The simple sentiment started with one thinlit from Sunshine Wishes cropped using Basic Black card stock, and ends using Labeler Alphabet stamped in VersaMark and finished off with Whisper White Embossing Powder.
  • A Delicate White Doily adds a touch of daintiness.



Here’s more inspiration from Stampin’ Up! for Tie Dyed.

Tie Dye Samples



Tie Dye Sample


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Birthday Bright Card Class with Bonus Cards

By | January 24, 2017

Birthday Bright Project Kit

Here’s a great chance to make sure you have special cards on hand when birthdays roll around. Join me for a card class featuring the Birthday Bright Project Kit from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog, page 13.

Birthday Card Class
Featuring Interactive Cards
Sunday, February 19
3-6pm * Studio 5425

Class includes the Birthday Bright Project Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals and 4 Bonus cards and envelopes. All consumables, stamps and inks will be available during class. You must bring your own adhesive: Fast Fuse, SNAIL, Mini-Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue, Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

There’s lots to love about this kit:

  • Cards are perfect for everyone: men, women, kids — all ages
  • Interactive, shaker feature is fun
  • Materials are prepped
  • Kit includes materials to make 12 cards and envelopes, plus 12 gift tags
  • Alternative projects are unlimited — tags can easily be switched into cards
  • Large storage box is included
  • Envelope address stencil makes handwriting alignment simple

Here’s a peek at this fun and easy project kit.


To reserve your spot and register for this class, click HERE. The deadline to register is February 9, 2017.

Lift Me Up Bundles with Carried Away DSP

By | January 22, 2017

Lift Me Up Happy Birthday


Lift Me Up from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog makes it easy to create a hand-stamped card for almost any occasion. Today I’m sharing a simple layout featuring the Carried Away Designer Series Paper, one of the free gifts during Sale-a-Bration.


Lift Me Up HB Zoom

Just Stamp Tips

  • Color coordination is easy. The Carried Away Designer Series Paper guided my choice to use the Night of Navy card stock as my card base, and the Watermelon Wonder ink as my contrasting punch of color.
  • The Stitched Shape Framelits Dies are available again. One pass through the Big Shot and the Whisper White Card Stock is cut and pierced.
  • The question always arises: Do I stamp or cut first? You definitely want to stamp first for a perfectly cropped hot air balloon.
  • Stamp the images and sentiment on a solid surface for the cleanest, sharpest images. Unlike the photopolymer stamps, you do not want to use the Piercing Mat.
  • The Banner Triple Punch crops the 3/4″ and 1″ banners in one easy action.
  • One lone Dimensional adds the perfect … dimension for the largest balloon (— not trying to be witty, promise) .


Save 10% with Lift Me Up and Up & Away Bundle

Here’s a look at the Up & Away Thinlits Dies in action.

Here’s more inspiration for you.

Lift Me Up by Stampin' Up!





Up & Away Thinlits


Life Me Up Note


Lift Me Up Love is in the Air


Get inspired by browsing the entire Occasions catalog. Click on the image below .

Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

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Bella & Friends for Christmas Gift Card Holder

By | November 29, 2016


Who Doesn’t Love a Puppy Wearing a Santa Hat?

No one! Especially when the note card size project holds a gift card and is super cute inside out.


Inspiration for today’s color combo was borrowed from the beautiful Christmas Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalog, Presents & Pinecones. The name should be Presents, Pinecones & Bows!

Just Stamp Tips

  • Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobble and Mint Macaron unite for a trendy Christmas color combo.
  • Pre-cut and scored Note Cards and Envelopes are an easy start to this gift card holder project.
  • Bella’s Santa hat was an easy accessory borrowed from the Snow Place Stamp Set and Snow Friends Framelits.
  • The Bow Builder Punch makes a sweet gift bow in two punches. Use the Bone Folder to stretch the loops before assembling bow. So easy!
  • One flap from the envelope  Gift Card Envelope Thinlit was snipped to create a fast pocket for a gift card.
  • The Holly Berry Builder Punch created a quick accent for the insert sheet that holds the gift card.

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Santa’s Sleigh Stamps and Thinlits

By | November 27, 2016


Can’t Miss with Traditional Colors and Theme

Santa’s Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set and Thinlits are packed with choices. It’s hard to choose which elements to use. There’s the adorable Christmas pine, the prancing reindeer, the ornate sleigh and all the accessories to load into the sleigh.

Just Stamp Tips

Loading up the sleigh with gifts, stocking and toy was easy. Most of the sleigh load was cropped in just two passes through the Big Shot.

Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green are traditional holiday favorites. This Christmas DSP features the two colors throughout the paper pack of 24 sheets in the perfect layering weight.


Santa's Sleigh Photopolymer Bundle

Santa’s Sleigh Bundle

This Christmas DSP

This Christmas DSP

More Inspiration

Santa's Sleigh Tree


Santa's Sleigh Snowfall


Santa's Sleigh Z-fold


Santa's Sleigh Forest


Santa's Sleigh Tree Trio

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November Paper Pumpkin Kit is Here!

By | November 23, 2016

Click on the video above to see how easily the Wonderful Winterland kit becomes a set of pretty holiday cards.

Good News!


The Wonderful Winterland Refill Kit is available to current Paper Pumpkin subscribers. It includes supplies for 8 cards and envelopes.

*8 white card bases
*8 printed blue envelopes
*12 laser cut sheets
*8 vellum sheets
*4 yards white and silver baker’s twine
*30 white sequins
* 75 mini dimensionals
*125 adhesive dots

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On-Line Extravaganza Begins Today!

By | November 21, 2016



The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale starts today with a FLASH 24-hour sale.  This sale happens  only once a year so you’ll want to make the most of it.  For this week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products.  Some products are available only while supplies last!

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Great News!

Some of the On-Line Extravaganza sale items coordinate with products included in the November Stitched from the Heart Sale. While the Stitched Shape Framelits are no longer available, you can still take advantage of the sale price on the coordinating stamp sets.

November Sale

November Sale 2

November Sale 3


Use the Hostess Code and receive a gift from me with your $75 or more order: Choose ANY clear-mount Hostess Set from the annual or holiday catalog. Just email me your choice after placing your order on-line. You will receive your gift on or about December 10, 2016 directly from me. Offer ends November 30, 2016.




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Old World Charm with Banners for Christmas

By | November 12, 2016

Banners For Christmas


Tartan Plaid from the Warmth & Cheer Paper Stack has to be one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog. I love everything Scottish —including dogs. Plaid paired with the holiday tradition of mistletoe sweeps me away to Edinburgh, land of the castles, kilts and cattle.

To create my card, I first reached for the red plaid, knowing I was crafting a Christmas card. But the Garden Green and Delightful Dijon spark the same old world vibe, too. I love them all.

Just Stamp Tips

Basic Black as the card base allows the tartans to take the reign. As untraditional as it sounds, Basic Black is just as festive as green and red.

Gold Foil peeking from behind the plaids makes the card royal.

It’s all in the details — the Very Vanilla oval was cropped with the new Stitched From the Heart Framelits.

Stamps and a framelit from Banners for Christmas made this project come together lickety split. For the banner, I inked in Basic Black and Cherry Cobble. For the mistletoe, I inked in VersaMark and used Gold Embossing Powder. The mistletoe was watercolored using Garden Green and Wink of Stella, Clear.



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