Monthly Archives: October 2016

Forever Evergreen Project Class

By | October 23, 2016


Forever Evergreen Project
Forever Evergreen Project Class

Saturday, November 19 • 1 – 5 pm

Studio 5425 • Riverside, CA

Make a date with me to craft a festive holiday display of three cardstock trees: one 13″ tall and two 11″ tall using Stampin’ Up!’s new Forever Evergreen Project Kit. Find the kit and details on page 35 of the Holiday Catalog.

All stamps and inks will be available at class. Bring your own Mini Glue-Dots and Paper-Piercing tool. RSVP and Payment by November 4, 2016.

To reserve your seat and kit, click here.

October Paper Pumpkin is Here!

By | October 18, 2016

Season of Gratitude

I’m so thankful many stampers took advantage of the Buy One, Get One Free Paper Pumpkin offer last month. Everyone is now rewarded with a beautiful kit of thank you shaker cards that are perfect for fall.


If you haven’t made a shaker card before, this short video will inspire you. The cards may look complicated, but they’re not. The right supplies can help you create a shaker in two shakes and your recipient will be thrilled.

If you haven’t tried My Paper Pumpkin yet, it’s always a great time to give it a try. Learn more here about the options to subscribe. My Paper Pumpkin makes a special gift, too.

Cookie Cutter Design for A Cute ‘n Simple Christmas Card

By | October 17, 2016


Cookie Cutter used to have a negative connotation when it referred to the identical look of houses in a neighborhood. Who would want a cookie cutter house when they could add their own personal flair, right?

Now more negativity for cookie cutter designs thanks to Stampin’ Up!’s Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set. This set with coordinating punch makes it plain easy to create one-of-a-kind card designs featuring gingerbread kids, santas, reindeer and other winter friends. The bundle is super cute!

The Double Z-Fold Card


Paired with the sweet Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle helped me whip this little holiday card in record time. The bold cheerful greeting was borrowed from the Holiday Catalog’s Wonderful Year set of six.

Just Stamp Tips

Keep a crisp, clean design with a Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Real Red color palette. Perfect Christmas colors, right?

Create the Double Z-Fold card by scoring a 4 1/4″ x 11″ AND a 1 1/4″ x 11″ piece of card stock at 2 3/4″ and  5 1/2″.

Fold and burnish the card stock at the 5 1/2″ score line, then flip and burnish the short 2  3/4″ end in the opposite direction.

Adhere the 5 1/2″ portion of 1 1/4″ card stock  to the short flap. Be careful not to apply adhesive behind the areas that will be exposed.

The measurements for the Candy Cane Lane DSP: one 3 3/4 x 5″ piece; two 2 1/4 x 3 3/4″ pieces; one 3/4 x 10 1/2″ piece.

Adhere the gingerbread kids with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Everything else is adhered with flat adhesive (SNAIL, Fast Fuse, Mini-Glue Dots, Tombow, etc).

Comments are most welcomed. Click on Comments at the top of this post to share your thoughts.


Buy Three, Get One Free

There are still 2 weeks left to save on Designer Series Papers. Click on the sale image to get more information.


‘Tis the Season for Crafting

By | October 5, 2016


Technically for this happy camper, it’s always the season for crafting. But after 15 years as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’ve noticed that the changing weather and the intro of the fall and winter holidays sends us all to the crafting table.

Right now, I have three holidays spread across my crafting table. Plus, the perennial birthdays and gratitude greetings. Armed with my picks from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, it’s hard to choose which holiday/occasion to craft.

I present a simple gratitude card created with the Paisley & Posies bundle. It is perfect for fall.


Just Stamp Tips

  • Project colors of Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry and Mint Macaron were selected with the help of the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper. The pack includes two single-sided sheets with copper foil built right in the designs.
  • I added a hint of trendiness with Copper Embossing Powder on the flower accenting the sentiment.
  • Soft Mint Macaron sheer linen ribbon unites the colors in the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Early Espresso cardstock.
  • The Lovely Lace Embossing Folder brings texture to the Very Vanilla top layer.
  • Layer edges were softened with the Project Life Corner Punch.

Click here to shop for project supplies.

Final Day for World Card Making Day Offers


World Card Making Day Sale

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