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!

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!


Video: Easy Mitered Corners

With the Stampin’ Up annual catalog Retiring List out, I started inventory and discovered a stamp set that was still new in the case.  Kinda like those shirts in my closet that didn’t have an occasion this past year LOL

It’s called My Meadow and it’s one of those artsy, watercolor look stamp sets.
Altho it takes quite a few ink pads, it’s easy to create a sweet scene in minutes!

Here’s my video this week for an easy way to create those mitered corners in the frame!
As a demonstrator, I was able to see the new Stampin’ Up annual catalog and there was a sample in the back of the catalog with a mitered white frame.  So I was inspired to try it!


Print/View Recipe with Measurements PDF HERE


Here is another sample from SU:

Here’s my quick shopping list:

Don’t forget to check out the retiring list deals!
You can shop online visually HERE in my store.
I like to sort by price – look for the deals that are under $10 while supplies last:

Annual Catalog Retiring List is HERE!

It’s coming a  little earlier this year but it’s going to be an AMAZING new catalog season!
Stampin’ Up is retiring LOTS to make room for the NEW coming!

Here is the list by Page number –
Grab a highlighter and mark your catalogs page by page and see if there is anything you need.
The stamps will be available until but the accessories and papers are While Supplies Last.

****watch the reference column with the * marks.
Legend is at bottom.  Four **** means it’s not retiring, just being reconfigured

The PDF is smaller but you can enlarge when you print or download – just look for the + (all computers are different)

Download/Print Retiring List by PAGE NUMBER


Here is the list in Excel for those that like sortable spreadsheets:

Download/Print Retiring List in Excel

Grab a highlighter and mark your catalogs page by page and see if there is anything you need.
Retiring List items are available While Supplies Last.


If you like to shop visually, go to my store HERE

Retiring List Details – March 24 – May 3rd, 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
  • Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.

As a demonstrator, I was able to preview the new catalog today and wow…..

Let’s just say I have a big wish list already!
And the new 2021-2023 are really interesting…..
I think I love the direction they are going this year!
(Remember: New demonstrators who join between 1 April and 3 May can choose annual catalog preorder products for their Starter Kit. They will also receive both an eight-pack of the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog and the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog in their Starter Kit.)

I’ll be able to show the new catalog online on May 4th!
Demonstrators can preorder some things on April 1st, so I’m sure you will begin catching sneak peeks then.

For those that have ordered with me over the past year, I will be sending a new catalog automatically!
(if your address has changed recently, please email me)
If you are new here and would like one, please send me an email with your name and address.
(demonstrators, you will be mailed one automagically from Stampin’ Up)



Video: DIY Scented Embossing Powder

It’s been over a decade since I made scented embossing powder!
Back then we called it ‘scratch-n-sniff’ but it’s the same idea.
Using kool-aid or instant jello mix (or hot cocoa mix as I discovered experimenting)
you can make your cards smell fruity or chocolaty!

click HERE or click on video below to view!

View/Print Recipe with Measurements HERE

I like the texture that the kool-aid makes!
I decided to make this a pocket card

Here’s my shopping List:

(can be edited once you get over there)

I’ll be back on the 24th at 3 pm eastern time with the Annual Catalog’s Retiring List!

Free shipping March 17th!

Hi all!
I’m popping in for just a minute – Stampin’ Up announced FREE shipping for
March 17th on $50 or more orders!

Just the one day!

You can shop online in my store HERE
or email me

The Annual catalog retiring list will be out towards the end of March!
I’ll keep you posted right here…


Video: The Basics: How to Start making your own cards

I’ve met several brand new stampers lately and it’s so fun to see the excitement of making cards for the first time.
Just starting out there are so many questions like how do I cut the cards? Where do I start?
There’s so many options to choose and it can be overwhelming.

So today I’m doing a quick refresher on how to cut, score and stamp a pretty card!

Many of you are already seasoned stampers but if you know someone who is
just starting out making their own cards, share it!
If the video below doesn’t show in your email, click HERE

View/Print Recipe with Measurements HERE

Thanks for stopping by!
I’m happy to chat or help get you started creating your own cards.
Need a catalog?  Just email me!

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