Wednesday, July 31, 2013

NEW! Thinlits Card Dies

They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.

Available August 1, 2013

  • #133479   Label Card Thinlits Dies      $32.95 (comes with 9 total pieces)
  • #133480   Circle Card Thinlits Dies     $32.95 (comes with 10 total pieces)
There are some products you just have to see in action before you realize how much you need them, right? This is one of them!

These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards.

Click HERE for Larger View

The main shape in the cards (circle and label) can work with a lot of our stamp images so you can create tons of different kinds of cards using many different stamp sets. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131094 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)
  • These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!

I will be placing an order tomorrow (August 1st), please contact me today if you would like me to add your order

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek - Wonderful Wreath

Hi Stampers!  I am having a lot of fun playing with some brand-new products from the Holiday Catalog.  One of the new items I was dying to try out was the Expressions Thinlits Dies and I immediately LOVED it!  I got a very helpful tip from my upline Peg and she told me to  run it through with 3 layers of wax paper between the die and card stock.  The wax paper will stay in the die and push the paper out.  Trust me!  It works!!!  Thanks Peg!!!

Here is a close-up photo for you.  Isn't it pretty?  The wreath is heat embossed with the Gumball Green Emboss Powder on Very Vanilla card stock.  I used the new Gold Foil Paper to die-cut "Merry."  Absolutely LOVE IT!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Wonderful Wreath*
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Season of Style DSP, Red Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil Paper
Ink - VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - Gumball Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, 1/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Cupcake Builder Punch
Big Shot - Expressions Thinlits Dies*, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder*

*available August 1st, 2013.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Flower Shop DSP Layer Card

Here is one of the projects we did in my Card Club workshops this month featuring the Flower Shop Stamp Set and coordinating Pansy Punch. 

To take advantage of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Offer this month, we focused on layering DSP pieces to showcase beautiful patterned paper.  I chose my favorite Venetian Romance DSP to create these cards.

Bundle & SAVE! - Flower Shop Bundle

Buy the Flower Shop Stamp Set and coordinating Pansy Punch together at a 15% discount

#132727 (wood-mount)  $33.95
#132726 (clear-mount)  $28.75

Offer Dates:  July 1 - 31, 2013

Offer Details:  Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for FREE!!! 

The following Designer Series Paper packs are included in this offer:
  • Soho Subway (#130140, page 151)
  • Afternoon Picnic (#131390, page 151)
  • I Am Me (#130138, page 151)
  • Gingham Garden (#129310, page 153)
  • Etcetera (#130129, page 153)
  • Birthday Basics (#130145, page 153)
  • Venetian Romance (#130144, page 153)
  • Eastern Elegance (#130131, page 154)
  • Modern Medley (#126926, page 154)
  • Polka Dot Parade (#126902, page 154)
  • Epic Day This and That (#130814, page 154)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Promotion & Challenge

Here is a new and exciting Paper Pumpkin offer announced at Convention. 

Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013

Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.

*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

This is an amazing deal to take advantage of getting a Clear-Mount Block D (regularly $8.50 before shipping and tax) which is included in your first "Welcome" kit (shown above).  The Welcome Kit includes all supplies (adhesive not included) to make 4 cards and the card base is kindly scored. 

My Paper Pumpkin Challenge

Here are the four cards I created using my Welcome Kit.  I used two flower punches, some Baker's Twine, Tempting Turquoise scrap paper and an embossing folder.

This card is totally cased from the kit.  No creativity needed!!!

I punched out a flower using the Blossom Punch (125603) and adhered the patterned paper that I punched out to the card front.  Then adhered the flower with Dimensionals.  I also snipped each flower petals to make it more dimensional. 

I trimmed a piece of DSP about 1-1/4" off (saved for another card) and punched out a flower using the Blossom Punch.  And then adhered the flower with Dimensionals.  I punched out a scrap paper (Tempting Turquoise) with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309) and embellished with a piece of Basic Rhinestone. 

The strip of DSP used for this card is the piece I trimmed off earlier for another card.  I embossed the bottom border with the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder. 

It's fun to get a new kit (and be surprised) in the mail each month.  You will enjoy great savings for the first two months if you sign up by August 31st using the PUMPKINDEAL promo code.  After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price ($19.95).  You can skip a month (make sure to request by the 10th of each month) or cancel at any time. You will receive your kit around the 15th of each month. 

Are you ready to join PaperPumpkin?  Click HERE to go to my personalized link to MyPaperPumkin site to sign up.  Make sure to add the PUMPKINDEAL promo code. 

Don't forget to RSVP for the August 4th class or order my Simply Fabulous Card Kit to Go by July 28th. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day! 


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

NEW Product "Undefined" - Stamp Carving Kit

Hi Stampers!  I'm back home after a fabulous time at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City and am so inspired by new products from the Holiday Catalog, great demonstrations and ideas, and more.  Plus, Stampin' Up! surprised us with more new products which are not in the Holiday Catalog.  Are you excited yet???

UNDEFINED - Stamp Carving Kit

Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image?  Undefined is Stampin' Up!'s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want.
When you carve your very own stamp, you have will have an entirely new and different creative experience. And when you're finished, you will have created a one-of-a-kind stamp!

How exactly do you carve a stamp? Watch the video for a tutorial


Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates

Included in the Refill Kit:
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet

Undefined Stamp Carving Kit  ($19.95)
Undefined Refill Kit ($9.95)
Clear-Mount Cling Foam* ($10.95)
*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Simply Fabulous Card Kit Class & Magnetic Platform Update

I am excited to announce my new "Simply Fabulous Card Kit" class today.  This class is also available as a "Kit to Go" (my first ever!!!) if you are not able to attend the class on Sunday, August 4th at my stamping studio. 

Date:  August 4th (Sunday)

Time:  2 pm - 4:30 pm

RSVP: (email)  Please RSVP by July 28th. 

Class Description:  We will be creating 9 beautiful cards and a storage case using the Simply Fabulous Simply Sent Kit and Million and One Stamp Set.  You will receive a full package of Simply Fabulous Kit which includes the following:
  • 8 laser-edged cards
  • 8 envelopes (Pistachio Pudding and Smoky Slate with white polka-dots design)
  • 8 pieces 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (kit exclusive colors)
  • 72 cardstock sticker hearts
  • 30 adhesive-backed rhinestones
There will be some leftover materials for you to use for other projects.  Additional materials are provided and included in the class fee.  We will also make a custom envelope using the new Envelope Liner Framelits from the new Holiday Catalog. 

Class Options:

Attending the workshop on August 4th
  1. $28 per person (Million & One Stamp Set* not included)
  2. $38 per person (Million & One Stamp* Set included)

Kit to Go Options - Please note your materials will come pre-cut but not stamped.  You will receive the class instructions in a pdf document via email.  The kit will be sent out the first week in August.
  1. Local Pick-Up  $28 per kit (stamp set not included)
  2. Local Pick-Up  $38 per kit (Million & One Stamp Set included)
  3. Priority Shipping $34 per kit (stamp set not included)
  4. Priority Shipping $44 per kit (Million & One Stamp Set included)

Please contact me at to register for August 4th class or order the Kit to Go in the mail.  I will send you a confirmation and a paypal invoice via email.

Please note I will be at Convention from July 17th - 21st.  If you don't hear back from me right away, don't worry.  I will get back to you as soon as I can.   

Update on Big Shot Magnetic Platform

The new Stampin' Up! Magnetic Platform has been so popular and Stampin' Up! went through what they thought would be a 13 week supply in just 3 weeks.  Due to the backorder situation, the Magnetic Platform will not be available to purchase as of July 18th (12:01 am MT).  The Stampin' Up! supplier is working at capacity to meet the demand.  It is expected that the platform will be available again in early fall. 

If you have already placed your order for the platform or place an order before July 18, Stampin' Up! will fill your order with periodic shipments that are still arriving.  Orders are being filled in the order that they are received.  You have until Thursday, July 18th (12:01 am MT) to order the platform.  All placed orders will be on backorder.

If you are my Monthly Card Club Member and wish to place an online order towards this month's workshop, please use the following Hostess Code:

  •  Tuesday Card Club (July 23rd - Hostess Christine) WGEHU7EE
  • Wednesday Card Club ( July 24th - Hostess Glenda)  XQVWYYVM

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please email me with any questions.  Have a great week!

Monday, July 15, 2013

NEW! Pick a FREE Project Kit!

Happy Monday!  Here is a new offer from Stampin' Up!

Purchase the Stampin' Up! $99 Starter Kit and get a BONUS!  You will get to pick a FREE project kit in addition to your starter kit when you join Stampin' Up! between July 15 and August 31.

Kit Options:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.

OptionKit DescriptionItemTotal Value
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit133463
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle

Don't forget!!!  If you join my team, you will also receive one set of my 2013-2014 DSP Swatch Books as a welcome gift from me! 

JOIN THE FUN!!!  Click HERE to purchase your Starter Kit through ME and get immediate benefits.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please feel free to contact me with questions.  Have a great day!!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Million & One Deco Labels Card

Here is one of the projects we did at my Big Shot workshop last night.  I was inspired by a card I received from my Mega Upline Jill Olsen. 

Here is her card.  I love the colors she used - Crisp Cantaloupe and Bermuda Bay.  It looks the Chevron design is from the Positively Chevron Background Stamp which I don't have so I decided to use some patterned paper for mine instead. 

Isn't this Eastern Elegance DSP so pretty?  Absolutely it's my favorite DSP pack this year.  With a help of my new BF DSP Swatch Books I was able to decide quickly which patterns of paper I wanted to use for this card. 

Click HERE to check out my DSP Swatch Books

Here is the inside of my card.  We folded the card base (Coastal Cabana) first before running it through Big Shot to get it embossed.  I love how it came out!!!  So pretty!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Million & One
Paper - Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Eastern Elegance
Ink - VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - Smoky Slate Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, In Color Boutique Details
Big Shot - Magnetic Platform, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Introducing My New BF - DSP Swatch Books!!!

I'm excited to share my new BF - my DSP Swatch Books with you today.  Have you had a chance to see ALL new Stampin' Up! DSP (Designer Series Paper) patterns yet?  I am so thrilled to have and work with such a nice collection of gorgeous paper this year!!! 

To make my creative job easier I made a set of DSP Swatch Books for myself  and have found it so helpful to look through different patterns of paper and colors.  They are now my new BF - I can't imagine how I can create anything without them!!!  I also LOVE being organized!!!

The photo of a set of my DSP Swatch Books shown above is one of the gifts I made for my first-line downline members.  I wanted to share my great tool with them so I made each of them a set as a "thank-you" gift for all they do. 

Here is a photo of the contents in this pretty package.  There are 14 Swatch Books in total; 2 Specialty DSP, 11 DSP, and one 2013-2015 In Color Paper Stack.  Each of them has a label with the name of the DSP pack.

Here is a photo of the back of my Swatch Books.  I made a large label with helpful information (DSP name, item number and page number) along with coordinating colors for easy reference.

This is how I keep my set handy on my desk so that I can grab it as I need them.  Also my customers love to go through each book to see actual designs and colors in person - a lot better than looking (and guessing) at the pictures in the catalog. 

My Birthday Cake Card and DSP Swatch Book

My DSP Swatch Book Offers

Here are two ways to get my DSP Swatch Books:

Join My Team!!!  - I'd love to make you a set of my DSP Swatch Books so that you will have a great tool to start making great projects right away!!!  I LOVE sharing my passion for creating beautiful projects using Stampin' Up! products with YOU!!!  If you LOVE Stampin' Up! products and would like to purchase them at great discounts, join my team!!!  You don't have to be business oriented.  Did you know most of us who signed up as a SU demonstrator only intended to be a "hobby" demonstrator?  That's exactly how I did four years ago.  My only regret is I didn't sign up earlier.  This is my BEST JOB EVER!!! 

Or you can contact me to purchase from me! - I was asked to offer my swatch books for purchase.  If you are interested, please email me and I will send you a confirmation via email and a paypal invoice for your payment. 
  • Local Pick-Up - $22.00 per set
  • Priority Shipping - $28.00 for the first set and then $22.00 each after

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about my DSP Swatch Book offers.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Flower Shop Thank You Card - Convention Swap

I am so excited to share my Convention Swap today!!!  I can't believe I already have my swap card designed and am in the process of massive production!!!  This will be my first time ever swapping at Convention! 

I LOVE this new Flower Shop Stamp Set!!!  Each flower image is absolutely beautiful and the Pansy Punch makes it super easy to punch the image.  Don't forget the Flower Shop Bundle offer to save 15% when you buy the Flower Shop Stamp Set and coordinating Pansy Punch together as a bundle.

Bundle & SAVE - Flower Shop Bundle
  • Wood-Mount Bundle - #132727    $33.95
  • Clear-Mount Bundle - #132726     $28.75

I also made some swaps in Pistachio Pudding.  I wonder which color will be more popular at Convention??? 

Supply List
Stamps - Flower Shop, Lots of Thanks
Paper - Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Venetian Romance DSP
Ink - Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede
Tools and Accessories - Pansy Punch, Linen Thread, Ruffle Stretch Trim, Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Big Shot - Deco Labels Collection, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Around the World Mini Scrapbook and Free Stamp Set of the Month Winner

I am so excited to share my Scrapbook Club project with you today!  I have been having fun creating this super cute Mini Scrapbook for a few days featuring the new Around the World Stamp Set  and Filmstrip Single Stamp (see page 48 of the Annual Catalog). 

Here is a photo of page one.  I LOVE the new "I Am Me" Designer Series Paper!!!  It's SO CUTE and PERFECT for fun scrapbooking pages. 

Join Us for a FUN Night of Scrapbooking!

If you are local and wish to attend my Scrapbook Club workshop this month, please contact me so that I can prepare a kit for you in advance.  You can make this project for FREE with a minimum order of $25 before shipping and tax or pay $25 for the project.  We will meet on Monday, July 15th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at my studio. 

FREE Stamp Set of the Month Winner - June 2013

Thank you to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in June. I drew one winner from all of the online and email orders and the lucky stamper is ....Sherri R. from Sequim, WA to receive the  Banner Greetings Stamp Set.  Congratulations, Sherri!!!

It's a new month and time for a new stamp set giveaway!  This month's stamp set is Morning Meadow Stamp Set.  Please click HERE to learn more about my Free Stamp Set of the Month offer.  It could be YOU next!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Birthday Pop-Up Present Card

I'm excited to share one of my Card Club projects for this month with you today.  Isn't it SO CUTE???  I LOVE this Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper!!!  It has cute party and non-party themed designs.  It's very versatile!  Absolutely it's my favorite DSP this year. 

In my Card Club workshops this month, we will be focusing on different layouts using various DSP patterns.  If you are local and wish to attend as a guest at one of my Club workshops, please contact me to register.  The cost is FREE with a minimum order of $15 or more (before shipping and tax), or pay $15 for the projects. 

July Card Club Schedule

  • Monday Club - July 8th (10 am - 12:30 pm)
  • Tuesday Club - July 23rd (6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
  • Wednesday Club - July 24th (10 am - 12:30 pm)

Supply List
Stamps - Birthday Cake, Sketched Birthday
Paper - Raspberry Ripple, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Birthday Basics DSP
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Tools and Accessories - Markers (Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Crispy Cantaloupe, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Details, Raspberry Ripple Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Stampin' Trimmer (126889)
Big Shot - Bitty Banners Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!!!