5 Tree Cards using new Canopy Dies

Trees are so wonderfully versatile, aren’t they?
I didn’t even realize I had made 5 cards til I went to film my video!

View/Print Recipe with Measurements PDF HERE

This is from the new bundle called Inspired Thoughts.
It’s on page 52 of the Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog

I love the all occasion sentiments !

Here are the 5 cards shown in my video:

It’s so sparkly in person!

In the video I said I needed to find a bird! I found one in the Curvy bundle!

I popped up the black trees and now they look blurry!  But it’s just an illusion

Here are a few more ideas from the home office:

The bunny is from the Nature’s Beauty on page 53

Clever the way the artist used the foliage as flowers on this one!

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New Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog Begins May 4th!

Hi all!

Before I go into my post, my video link for this week was broken in email I sent.
Here is my video for Sunday!  Some of you figured out where to look on my youtube channel – thank you!

Today’s post is a What’s Happening update for the upcoming Stampin’ Up specials!

Today is the last day to order from the current 2020-2021 annual catalog.  Don’t miss the amazing price reductions up to 60% off!   Click HERE or below to look and be sure to FILTER (it should be on the left side if on a computer) for items 0-$5 and $5-$10 –  GREAT deals!

All the new catalogs were mailed out a few weeks ago!  If you were expecting one from me and have not received it,  please email me!
Linda@stampingschool.com    If you are new here to me and you do not have a demonstrator, I’ll send you one!  Send me an email

The new annual catalog begins May 4th!   Ordering will be turned on at midnight MT
I’ll be placing order right at 2 am my time for those that have already emailed me your order- thank you!   You can also place your orders online HERE or call me 407-435-3135

Starter Kit Special!  May 4 – 31

Choose your Stampin’ Up products up to $155, pay only $99 plus tax and free shipping!

If you would like to place your own orders to enjoy a discount on your Stampin’ Up orders, for a short time or long time, think about joining my team.   I’ll show you how to place your own orders!  Or you can share with friends and collect orders or even have stamping get togethers to make projects.  If you are wanting to chat to see if it’s a good fit for you, call me or email me! 

Here is my Stampin’ Up Join page if you are rejoining or joining first time:


I also have an info page about being a demonstrator HERE

For the new catalog, Stampin’ Up is giving us extra host rewards!
If your order is going to be at least $250, you will receive an extra $25 !
Or you can buddy up with one or more friends and earn the extra collectively!

*(Suite collections, the Starter Kit, the standard size Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, and Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions are not available for purchase at 50% off rewards)

Today, May 3rd, is the last day to sign up for my annual catalog Shares!

If you’d like a sample of all the new papers or all the new ribbons or accessories, go see my post to read all about it!

That’s all for today!






Video: 3 Ways to Use Meadow Dies

Another early look at a new bundle coming out MAY 4TH!
It’s called Quiet Meadow bundle and you will find it on page 110 of the new catalog.

By the way, the Annual Stampin’ Up Catalog will be turned on at midnight (MT) and I’ll be ready to place new orders!

Here is the video!



It’s the final days of the 2020-2021 annual catalog!
Click here to see what is on sale and retiring.

Video: Paper Weaving with Scalloped Contours Dies

It’s a rainy day here in the NC mountains and a perfect day to get some ink on some new stamps and dies!
This bundle is called Color & Contour Bundle:


These layering, stitched Scallop dies are going to be such great staples for cards!


Here is the video showing the new dies coming out May 4th!
Click HERE or on the video below:


Click HERE to view/Print Recipe with Measurements


I’m loving these little In Color sparkly gems!  For sure I will be ordering more on May 4th!


The Pansy paper is so happy and feels like spring!





My Annual Catalog Product Shares were posted yesterday!
If you want to get in on those, you can scroll down or click here to see post





Linda’s Paper Shares – reservations open!

Hi All!

It’s my favorite time of the year with the new Stampin’ Up Annual catalog beginning on May 4th!
I’ve been doing product shares for almost 15 years and it’s a great way to get a sample of the new designer papers, ribbons and accessories without having to buy all of it at once and have it all on hand for samples or for creating at home!
(if it’s your first time for shares, see bottom of post for how they work)

** I offer free shipping on all my shares since I earn host rewards with my order
and I share that savings with you as a thank you for ordering them with me.
(US addresses only per SU policy)**

To reserve your spot:
Email me at Linda@stampingschool.com and tell me which shares you would like to participate in!
****Important – please do not reply to this blog post if reading your email, I won’t see it.  Be sure to use my email address**

 Click HERE to email me about the shares and reserve your spot!

There are 4 shares available:
Designer Series Papers
Color Groups (tone on tone) designer paper shares
ribbon shares
accessories share.
Choose one or all!

I’ll send a paypal invoice starting on April 27th for payment by May 3rd.

and free shipping

There are 10 new packs of designer papers and 4 Specialty papers!
See pages 130-136 of new Annual Catalog
(There is one returning pack of paper, In Good Taste – I won’t be including that one.)

80 Sheets, 6×6 size, for $30

Designer Papers include 6 sheets of Beauty of the Earth, Bloom Where You’re Planted, Expressions in Ink Specialty, Hand Penned, In the Wild, Pansy Petals, Simply Elegant Specialty, Sweet Symmetry, and You’re a Peach.  12 Sheets of Tidings of Christmas.

Specialty Papers include 4 sheets Ombre paper, 5 sheets In color Vellum Shimmer paper, 4 sheets Metallic paper and 1 sheets Linen.

All in a pretty, acetate box!

Color Collections Designer Series Paper  $30

100 sheets total, all 6×6 size.
These are tone-on-tone papers with NEW patterns
in each color group!

In Color 2020-2022 10 Sheets
(Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness & Misty Moonlight)
In Color 2021-2023 10 sheets
(Fresh Freesia, Polished PInk, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent & Pale Papaya)

10 colors Neutrals – 20 Sheets
10 colors Brights- 20 sheets
10 colors Subtles -20 sheets
10 colors Regals -20 Sheets


Ribbons are on pages 139-140
(the new In Color ribbons are shown above in photo)

Some come with 10 yards, so I split with 5 people to give 2 yards to each person.
Two are only 5 yards, so they split with 5 people to get 1 yard each.

Ribbon Shares $30
I will be binding the ribbons (as in photo above)
and can include the ribbon cards so you can wrap at home if you like
I include the descriptions and place flat in a sturdy, clear zip bag.
I split the ribbons for every 5 people.

All 5 New In Colors, 2 yards each
2 yards Just Jade & Gold 3/8″ Braided Ribbon
2 yards Flirty Flamingo 1/4″ God Metallic Ribbon
2 yards Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave Ribbon
2 yards Smoky Slate 7/8″ Ribbon
1 yard Mint Macaron 1/2″ Soft Velvet Ribbon
2 yards Pale Papaya 1/2″ Ribbon
1 yard each of Simply Elegant Trim, gold and silver

**FREE GIFT from me!**
Spend $60 or more on the shares and receive a package of Twine Essentials Pack!
$11 value


(not all shown in photo, just a few from our select preorder as demonstrators)

2 Paper Lattice
Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack– 1 sheet of 10 pieces & 20 sequins
6 Loose Flower Flourishes
4 Bumblebee Trinkets
20 Genial Gems
20 2020-2022 In Color Square Gems
40 Round & Square Brads
20 2021-2023 In Color Jewels
36 Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials
1 Scallop Treat Box
1 Simply Classic Treat Box
5 In Color 2021-2023 Ombre Gift Bags

 Click HERE to email me about the shares and reserve your spot!
Let me know which shares you would like or say I want it all:)

Demonstrators are welcome to participate in my shares!
They are great to have samples on hand at your classes.
(if you are on my team, I have special pricing for you)

Here’s how a share works: For the designer papers, for every 8 of you that sign up I’ll Order all the paper. I’ll cut it down to 6×6 size and sort into 8 piles. So each person gets a 6×6 sheet of each style rather than having to buy a whole pack of each.
For the rolls of ribbon that comes 10 yards, I’ll divide it between 5 people.
Same with accessories – I split those between 5 people.

I’ll keep track and order based on the number of participants.  Ordering for the new catalog begins May 4th.
I’ll sort and cut all the pieces for you. Then I package them up in my clear acetate boxes to keep them organized and mail them to you.
You should have your shares by the 3rd week in May pending backorders (I’ll keep you posted on those via email if it happens)

Don’t forget we still have a few weeks left for the retiring products!

SHOP the Retiring List HERE

Video: Four Happy Cards, One Easy Layout

Hi All!

Before I get to the post, I’ve been getting a number of emails asking me if I”m doing new annual catalog shares and YES!
I will be doing those as usual.  I’ll post those next week!

This week I decided to use the Pretty Perennials bundle.  I hadn’t used it yet and I just love the big HAPPY stamp!
***I gave the wrong retiring date in my video for this bundle, it’s good thru June 2021!**
With the annual catalog starting May 4th and the January-June still going on, I got a little turned around.

I created 4 different cards and same easy layout.
I love all the different personalities with one stamp set!




(By the way, Here is the link to the video I mentioned with the 10 Cards using the Pierced Blooms Dies if you missed that one)

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New Deals on the Clearance Rack!

Stampin’ Up added some more retired items to the Clearance Rack today! Some are from the recently retired holiday catalog. Pop over to the store and see if there is anything you need!

You can sort low to high to see the best deals- go to my store HERE

Video: Grid Layout Card

Hi all!

I’ve been feeling under the weather for a few days haven’t felt up to filming a video this weekend.
I’ll be back at it in a few days but until then, I wanted to highlight some retiring favorites of mine and revisit this fun paper technique from last May.   I love this 6×6 paper and sad to see it go as it’s on the Stampin’ Up Retiring List.
It’s on sale for a crazy good price for only $6.90 for 48 6×6 sheets!

  It’s called A Flower for Every Season:

Look at all those fun, seasonal patterns!

This was my project I made lasts May using the papers. I love this easy layout!
Try it with all sorts of themes and designs, it works for everything…



Print/ View Recipe with Measurements PDF HERE

A different version, same paper pack:
The Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and Stamp set is not retiring, just the bundle price.
In the new catalog, the punch and stamp set will not be a 10% off bundle but sold separately,
so you can save $4 now by purchasing them together If you don’t have a tag type punch, just use any long banner and sentiment!

I’ll be back in a few days, hopefully all rested and ready to stamp.
I hear there is a Clearance Rack refresh coming next week…..more deals on the horizon before our new catalog begins in May!

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Video: Post-It Note Totes

Today I made some post-it note holders and I haven’t made them in YEARS!
I love giving these away to friends and those wonderful people in my life like my mail carrier, my hairdresser – you know who you might give one to!

Video:  Click here to go to Youtube
or click on the video below:


Print/View Recipe PDF with Measurements HERE

As I’m moving my videos from Stamping School over to YouTube, I’ve been re-creating some of the older projects.
This project video was from 2007!   Some of you who have been around SU for years may remember this stamp from back then:

It’s been fun going back to visit some of the oldies and reviving them.
I was inspired by a sample in the NEW Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog, which I got a peek at this week!
I think you guys are going to like it)

The new catalog begins May 4th!
Be looking out for your catalog mid April
(if you are new here and would like one, email me! Linda@stampingschool.com)

The sample is on page 28 and uses the new Pansy Petals suite!
I copied it pretty much exactly using the NEW In Colors.
The card base is Soft Succulent – such a pretty, soft earthy blue/green

From there, I got on a roll and created 3 of the note totes:

That’s all for me today!
Don’t forget the Retiring List with Last Chance products ends this month –
Here is a link to shop the deals!