Video: Elegant Borders Dies 5 ways

Hi everyone! This week I’m creating some cards using the new Elegant Borders die set.
It’s an out of catalog, stand alone die set to add some flair to your projects.

Best way to see them up close without being with me in my stamp room is video, so here it is!


I used the Quiet Meadow stamps and dies over Hues of Happiness 12×12 Designer paper.
The border die cut 2x for the frame – love the paper!

More Hues of Happiness designer paper and also Brushstroke Specialty ,
which is a low sheen textured, lightweight paper.

I used this die to create a gate fold.   I’m still using the Framed Florets bundle quite a bit!

I created a pocket card with this 6″ border die, which fits a regular card diagonally perfectly!
This would be great for a gift card pocket

We are heading into new catalog season!  Towards the end of every catalog, things may sell out.  Be sure to check your ink pad stock for refills and buy those early before colors retire!

March 29th:  Demonstrators will get to see the new Annual catalog early!  We also get to see details of color refresh to see what colors will be leaving.  The retiring list for the annual catalog and mini catalog is released.

April 4th:  Retiring List items will be listed in the Last Chance Sale. Things will be selling out quickly!  Check back here for details.

May 2nd:  The sales period for the January–April 2023 Mini Catalog and the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog ends!

May 3rd:  The sales period for the new Annual catalog begins at 3 am MT!

I’ll keep you posted on all the updates!

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Meadow Dies


Video: Silly Goose Step Cards

This week I’m playing with the stamp set Silly Goose….

It is in the Stampin’ Up mini catalog and available in rubber or photopolymer, so watch the order numbers.
Just the stamps, no dies and cute:)

My friend and team member Debbi Muche sent me this fun fold card and so I used it as a my muse this week!
Debbi used the Regency Park paper and it’s perfect….

And here is my video!



Not in any catalog but available now! Online Exclusives….
This is something new that Stampin’ Up is trying, releasing several new bundles and dies out of a printed publication.
“Online Exclusives” like these will be released in March, July and November, taking up the space in between the new printed catalog releases.  (The new Annual catalog will be released May 2nd)

You can see all the new items HERE 

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Video: Naturally Gilded Designer Paper 3 Ways

 Shiny, new paper is my focus this week!
It is called Naturally Gilded Specialty designer paper, shiny and in 3 metallic colors that compliment lots of projects.
Not available in any catalog or flyer, just a fun new online extra addition!

Naturally Gilded Specialty 12×12  $10 for 6 sheets  #161639

I thought it would be fun to use each style of this paper in a card and it did not disappoint!
(except it is hard to photograph with all the shine)
I had to use my iphone to shoot this week’s video, still working on my camera issue….
thx for your patience while I get it fixed and back to normal!



Above is my version and below is the Stampin’ Up inspiration!  I used Balmy Blue and they used Pool party with the copper/white paper. Watch the video for a little trick for the inside!
I cut the flowers from the Awash with Beauty paper – no stamping except the sentiment

For the silver/white paper, I brushed on a little Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay for a soft glow.
The silver pattern resists the ink nicely!

For the gold/vanilla paper, I added a few gold foil butterflies using the Brilliant Wings dies.
This was so hard to photograph!

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New Stamps, Punches and Dies, Oh My!

Seems we don’t have to wait for a new catalog to get some NEW stamps!
This is something new that Stampin’ Up is trying, releasing several new bundles and dies out of a printed publication.
“Online Exclusives” like these will be released in March, July and November, taking up the space in between the new printed catalog releases.  (The new Annual catalog will be released May 2nd)

You can see all the new items HERE 
and I’m posting here today for easy viewing along with my comments:)

Elegant Border Dies $32  #161593

Rhino Ready Cling (rubber) Stamp set and dies
#161387 $50.25  (can be purchased seperately)
I like the “you’re built tough” sentiment

Tropical Leaf Bundle
#161249 $37.75

Radiating Stiches $30.00  #161595
This one is interesting….I really like the unique frames!

 Growth Takes Time   $24  #161497

(this Growth card sample reminds me I need to get out my Stitched Whimsy dies!  cute!)

Classic Letters Alphabet – Photopolymer clear stamps
# 161267     $25
I can’t tell how big these are but looking at the card sample SU created, maybe 3/4″?

I used this bundle last week in my video.  Click HERE if you missed it
Irresistible Blooms Bundle #161150  $54.00  or you can get the whole suite with the paper and embellies
A bundle of THREE embossing folders called Basics 3D
$30  #161598

This paper is a must have, in my opinion!
It’s called Hello, Irresistible   $12.50  #161139
6×6 size, 48 sheets, 12 designs.    Love it!

And this shiny foil paper….. 12×12  called Naturally Gilded
#161639  $10 for 6 sheets

OH!  there is a new card kit available today, also!

Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit  #161804  $23
Makes 9 cards with envelopes  and includes an ink spot and this stamp set!

Wow!  That’s a lotta new stuff!

You do not have to order online for the Online Exclusives, you can still email or call me for those that don’t like to shop online.
Just click on the item which will take you to the item #and price, etc.   Online Exclusives just means that these items are not in a printed flyer or catalog:)  If you do order online, I’ll send you a thank you gift in the mail:)


video: Irresistible Blooms Coming March 1st!

This week I’m using a new suite coming out March 1st called Irresistible Blooms  
Its a nice bundle but the designer paper is really my favorite new thing!

View the promotional flyer for the new products HERE

We may see more new products on March 1st also – stay tuned!

Watch my video below to see all the pieces and I’ll put together 2 cards

I had some lighting issues, I thought about re-filming the whole thing but we are friends here and hope it’s not that bad!  I’m just picky LOL


The circle die is pretty nice and creates a larger 3″ window
I cut out the flowers from the designer paper, which is SO pretty in person!

Mint Macaron and Petal pink are a soft, spring color combo!
I forgot the friend die is retired but you can substitute for another sentiment easily

I’ll be back on March first to post the active links and see what is new!

Video: Songbird Builder Punch

HI there!
Three of you asked me if I would do a video using the Songbird Builder punch
and since I’d recently got it FREE with my last Sale-A-Bration order, I did!
I don’t know why I didn’t get this cute bundle when the annual catalog came out last year.
I love birds and having a punch instead of dies is nice and easy.

The Songbird punch is free until the end of February with a $50 order and so is the Clouds folder so I used them both.
(It’s hard to capture the clear embossing folder so I added navy paper inside for the photo)

You don’t need the stamp set but I think it’s worth it to buy it while the punch is free.  The stamp set is only $19 by itself.
Here is my video showing a few tricks and tips with the punch:


The inside…..more leaves and another quote bubble because I kept getting my inky fingers on the paper!

By the way If you missed seeing my video for the Conversation Bubbles Bundle, you can see it HERE




We will have 10 more days to earn freebies!
You may have already earned the freebies in the Sale-A-Bration mini catalog so Stampin’ Up has brought in MORE freebies!
(all of the original freebies are available except the Daisy Delight paper which just sold out)
Here are 9 of the new items that are free with a $50 order (before shipping and tax) and 1 is free with a $100 order.
These items have different item numbers than in the catalog so be sure to use the correct number listed to get it FREE!

Songbird Builder Punch

FREE with a $50 order

Into The Clouds Embossing Folder

FREE with a $50 order

Hive 3 D Embossing Folder

FREE with a $50 order

Loveliest Layers Decorative Masks

FREE with a $50 order

Essential Tag Punch

FREE with a $50 order

Kindness Cards Kit (English)

FREE with a $50 order


Decorative Borders

I got this stamp set free at a Stampin’ Up conference, I put it on my shelf and forgot about it!
It’s called Decorative Borders and a  ‘stand alone’ photopolymer set meaning no dies to go with it

It does stamp nicely, crisp and clean with pretty images to color!

I’m not feeling myself today, might have been the mussels I had at a restaurant last night, so I’m taking the weekend off from my video
but I took photos of my projects along the way to share.

I stamped the curvy border in Night of Navy ink 2x to create an oval then I colored with my alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends, in mango, Fresh Freesia and Shaded Spruce.

I cut the oval from the flowers with the FRAMED FLORETS die

The Foam Adhesive strips are 9″ long and are just enough to make it all around the oval!  I wanted it to really pop up.
I stamped the Thank you in Navy ink (this is a new stamp set coming out March 1st – I’ll show you in next week’s video!)
I layered on  a piece of Fresh Freesia designer paper from Dandy Designs.

I played around with different orientations, sentiments and colors but loved the Navy and Freesia together
There is such great dimension to the frame in person!
The ‘friends’ sentiment is from Flowers of Friendship and the ‘dear friend’ sentiment is from Sentimental Park.

Thanks for stopping by!  see you next week!

Video: Fancy Flora Four Ways

Fancy Flora Designer papers….is it really fancy?  I don’t think so but it’s darn pretty.
I can imagine the artist at Stampin’ Up painting the images with a palette knife on canvas, creating the gorgeous texture images.
The colors are lovely, some muted and some bright and today I’m using it on 4 cards and hope you like them!

I’ll jump right to video!  The 4 recipes with measurements are in a link under the video.


Just 3 little pieces of designer paper, 1″ x 3″ each, is all it takes sometimes to make a card more interesting!
I went back to an older bundle called Art Gallery for the stem silhouette.    It can be changed out so easily to other sentiments.

Another design in the papers with a little gold splatter embossing!
I used Wink-Of-Stella to splatter and quickly add gold embossing powder to create the embossed spatter.

Gilded edges…..I haven’t done this in ages and I love it!   Rub VersaMark ink pad along the edges,
dip in gold embossing powder and heat!

Bright and colorful butterflies!   Cutting the delicate wings from the Fancy Flora paper adds such detail.
In my video I had 3 butterflies but they seemed crowded so I moved one to the inside instead.

FREE gift with a $50 purchase is still going on thru February!
Now even more freebies to choose from!

Click here to see them all! 


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Surprise! More Sale-A-Bration Freebies Added today!

Surprise!  More Freebies Added!
There is a nice flyer if you like to print and review – click here

Sale a Bration is still happening all through February and starting today, Stampin’ Up has added TEN more freebies!
(the original freebies are still available also)

These are the new freebies to choose from for a $50 order:
See all Level one freebies HERE

AND they have added a nice stamp set/die bundle free with a $100 order!
See all Level 2 freebies HERE 

There is also a pretty kit that released today!  It is called WREATH OF BLOOMS:

#162362   $13   Available beginning Feb 1st! 

This month’s kit includes: 

One 8″ diameter chipboard wreath
Precut paper pieces that can be rolled and shaped into three-dimensional blossoms
Multicolored brads to keep everything together.
Thick twine to hang your wreath
.Enough adhesive* to complete the project.
Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Garden Green,
Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, So Saffron, white.

*Please note that you will need a hot glue gun for this project, which is not included in the kit.
Here is a video from the home office:

You can see all the latest kits HERE