Video: Fancy Frames Notecards & Box

This week I tried out some of the new stand-alone dies in the new annual catalog!
Sometimes I need to add something new to give my favorite stamp sets a little boost,  a different look so I feel a bit more creative.
I also wanted to play with the new kraft notecards, which revealed a surprise when I opened them. They come with a box to hold the notecards!

Had I read the description in the catalog, it clearly says it comes with a box but I totally missed it!
Notecards are 3-1/2″ x 5″ when folded and can still be mailed with a first class stamp.

(Watch my video to see how to put the box together)


The Fancy Frames are 3″ x 4-1/2″, so they are a nice layer size for the notecards!

#159176   $34  FANCY FRAMES SET OF 2
I’m a fan – love them both!

I added Pool Party behind the white Fancy Frame before adding my flower from the Sending Smiles bundle.
I decorated the top of the box with the same flower and colors.
The box is sturdy and holds at least 8 cards/envelopes!

The BEST part….The box and 20 cards/20 envelopes for only $10!   #159247

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A Million Thanks Card Kit and Roadies Videos

HI all!
This week I was supposed to be in Maui on the Stampin’ Up incentive trip but it was cancelled since so many weren’t ready to travel.
They did send a lovely box of goodies, a beautiful white waffle robe and we have a Virtual conference this week seeing the new holiday catalogs coming out in July!

I really, really like the Million Thanks card kit!
If you or someone you know wants to make quick and easy cards but doesn’t know where to start, THIS is a great kit.

I was surprised with the cool embossed card panels!  All cut and scored, ready to go A2 sized cards (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)
The kit comes with a clear block for the photopolymer stamps,  an ink cube in Evergreen, and all the precut labels and decorative elements.  Just stamp the sentiment and stick it all on!    $21  #159144
Makes 9 cards with 9 Envelopes
Here is the stamp set:

I did add some sequins to my cards for a little extra!
Not sure how long the kits will last so grab one next time you are shopping with me!


I decided to postpone filming a video this week with the Virtual conference plus I’m still working hard on the paper, ribbon and accessories shares to get them out by Monday!

So for this week I’m giving you some new entertainment and inspiration from some of my talented team.
Some of them are brand new to stamping videos and would love encouragement!
A few may not be on YouTube, just Facebook so hopefully you can still see them

Linda Goldhersz lives in Orlando and also known as Snowberry Stampers.
I love her ocean scene using the blending brushes!
Her video is on YouTube HERE


Cindy Brumbaugh lives in Orlando AND Pittsburgh, doing classes in both places!
I love her diamond fold card!  You can see her video on YouTube HERE


Trish lives in Tennessee and just started doing Live videos last year!
She already has over 80 videos doing a few a week!
See her most recent LIve Video HERE


Kathy Honick lives in Eureka and is brand new to videos although she has been an educator for years and is a natural.  She’s also stamped for years and finally has time to try video!   She has a Facebook group/page where you can see her video HERE and be sure to check out her In color nails:)   I look forward to seeing more videos so be sure to like her page!

Thanks for watching and encouraging!


Video: New Magnetic Plate + Charming Sentiments Bundle

One of my first purchases in the new Stampin’ Up Annual catalog was this bundle, Charming Sentiments!
If you like the look of sentiments that are cut out, this bundle helps get that look with dies instead of fussy cutting.
Be sure to watch my video for a few tips!

AND I’m super happy to say that the magnetic plate is back and better than anything I’ve ever tried!
Watch my video to see it in action.


Here is the inside  – The Awash in Beauty paper is so pretty!

I’ll be cutting paper, prepping ribbons and accessories all week for the Product Shares!
For all those that joined my shares, thank you!  I think you will love it all!


Today is the Day! New Annual Catalog Begins

The NEW Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up starts today!

To view the Online Catalog Click HERE

The Stampin’ Up YouTube Channel has several videos showcasing new products – see those HERE

AND there is an exciting starter kit promotion for May!
SU is giving an extra $66 in products with the starter kit:

for $99, you get to choose $125 in products, free shipping (you pay sales tax) and bonus New In Color ink pads (5), grid paper, assorted cardstock and a pack of 6×6 designer paper!
Join my team, get a discount and get a great deal all at once!
Get in touch with me if you have questions!

Here is my JOIN link  

My order was a big one this year!   I don’t want to make this an epic post but also want to highlight some things that are easily missed!

The Magnetic Plate is back!  It takes the place of your bottom cutting plate and is magnetic.  SU took it off the market as it warped a lot and hopefully this one is better.  I think some warping is inevitable but it sure is nice to have a magnet!
#161128  $28

NEW Masking Paper!  I’ll be showing it this weekend and there’s lots we can do with it for techniques.
#155480  $7

My favorite Bundle!    Charming Sentiments  #158734  $52
Fussy Cutting sentiments is so on trend BUT it’s hard to do by hand!   Great sentiments and dies to match them all!

Stylish Shapes Dies – There is no way to see the detail in the catalog!  Each shape has stiches and little dots.

Artisan Additions!   I love dies that just ADD something special to your project.
The largest die in the middle is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.
#159172  $34

These dies intrigued me so I ordered them, too!   Split Card Texture Dies, Set of 2, 3×5 size.  #159162 $28

Deckled Rectangle Dies!  I had to order these to see them in person…intrigued!
#159173  $30

LOVE this stamp set!   3 different fonts and sizes for the same sentiments. I mean, how many times did I need a smaller size or a more elegant font for Just a Note?  A LOT.  Genius stamp set designed by one of our million dollar achievers.
Go To Greetings  $24

Because we all love a bundle with a useful punch!  Not too big, not too small and the label stamp goes with the punch and will fit many sentiments.  Easy cards!    Lovely & Lasting Bundle  #158652  36.75

Vibrant, fresh and NEW In Colors!   See all the new IN COLOR products HERE

Video: Masking with Candle Wax?

Before I get into this week’s project video, a few quick reminders and an announcement!

*The last day to order from our current annual catalog will be May 2nd!  To see what is still available, go to my online store page HERE!

* The last day to RSVP for my paper shares is May 2nd!  Email me to rsvp and see my post for details HERE! 

* There will be a REALLY GOOD starter kit special that begins May 3rd with our new Annual catalog launch!
Stampin’ Up will be offering $66.50 worth of In Color products free with every starter kit in May!
This is a good one!  I’ll be back on May 3rd with all the details.

Ok, on with this week’s video!   A little bit of traditional masking and then non-traditional masking using Deodorant and Candle Wax?  Yep!  And as I am typing this, I just remembered the old White Crayon masking technique!   That might work really well too!  I’ll try that and report back.  Meanwhile, if you like to experiment with off-the-beaten-stamp-path techniques, try this one!

Watch the Video here:



I used Daffodil, Parakeet and Tahitian Tide inks to create the colors but it looked best on a Bermuda Bay Card base.
I love a faux layer or a masked off frame – really helps the colors pop!

I’ll be back on May 3rd to kick off the new catalog!

Shopping List

Blender Pens


Video: Spotlighting with Dies Technique

Spotlighting with punches or dies is an easy way to draw attention to a stamped image or in this case, pretty designer paper!
And this new Designer paper…everyone needs a pack!  It’s vibrant and lovely!   (it will be available to all May 3rd!)


These dies are in the current SU mini catalog and are called Beautiful Shapes.  I looked past them initially but kept seeing so many interesting cards using them.   I do love any die shapes that layer!

The dies also come as a bundle if you like the stamp set.   I ended up just getting the dies to use with other images but you can see it below.. OH and these are carrying over into the new annual catalog in May!   They just won’t be a 10% off bundle but available individually.

I also used the dies to copy aka CASE the Stampin’ Up mini catalog.  Here is my version against the sample in the mini catalog.  I used the upcoming Design A Daydream designer paper!


Don’t forget to RSVP for my annual Paper, Ribbon and Accessories Share for the new catalog! 
Click HERE to read about those !

Email me at to rsvp!



Free Shipping April 21st!

Stampin’ Up gave us a nice surprise sale! Free shipping on orders over $75! Might be a good time to stock up on cardstock (it’s going up in price a little in the new catalog) or any retiring items.

If you have everything you need, awesome! Go Stamp something and enjoy the day! Linda

Linda’s Annual Catalog Product Shares!

I hear the new annual catalogs are arriving to mailboxes all over the states and I hope yours has arrived, too!
If it hasn’t arrived by Friday, let me know.  If you are new to Stampin’ Up (or coming back) and need a catalog, email me with your address and I’ll send you one!

The NEW Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog will begin on May 3rd!

I’m offering my paper, ribbon and accessories product shares again!

A ‘share’ is sharing all the products with others that order also.  For example, I will cut all the new designer papers into 6×6 pieces and118 share with 8 people. So you end up with a sample of every paper ( 117 sheets) in the new catalog to play with or use as samples.  (all demonstrators welcome to participate- demos on my team get a team discount)

You can order just the paper shares, ribbon shares or accessories alone or a bundle all 3 with a discount!
Free shipping on all my shares as a thank you from me to you!
To order, EMAIL ME at
I’ll send a payment link beginning April 27th.
(please don’t hit reply to my blog post, I may not get it, it goes somewhere in blogspace and seems to take forever to get to me)
I’ll always respond back to you the same day on email with confirmation if received.

packaged in my pretty, clear acetate box with a description sheet included
(double share 6 x 12 available by request)
6X6 size unless otherwise noted*
12 sheets Butterfly Kisses
6 sheets Abigail Rose
6 sheets Awash in Beauty
6 sheets Happy Forest
5 sheets He’s The Man + 2 die cuts
12 sheets Tea Boutique
6 sheets Hues of Happiness
6 Sheets Lovely Linen
6 sheets Pretty Prints
6 Sheets Perfectly Penciled
6 Sheets Sun Prints
6 Sheets Texture Prints
5 Sheets new In Color Glimmer Paper
3 Sheets Brushstroke Specialty Paper
1 Sheet Distressed Gold Paper
3 Sheets Rose Gold Specialty Paper
12 Sheets Lovely Layers Vellum (4 printed, 8 plain) 3-3/4″ x 5″ size*
10 Sheets 2022-2024 In Color Assortment Paper

Ribbons are neatly bound in 6″ loops and packaged with ribbon cards as shown above.
(I will split between 5 people)
see pages 145-146 in catalog
2 yards Sweet Sorbet 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon
2 yards Parakeet Party 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon
2 yards Tahitian Tide 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon
2 yards Starry Sky 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon
2 yards Orchid Oasis 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon
2 yards 5/8″ Rose Gold & White
1 Yard 3/8″ Sahara Sand Twill
1 Yard 1/4″ Old Olive Twill
2 Yards 3/8″ Petal Pink Soft Poly Ribbon
2 Yards 7/8″ Natural Finish Ribbon
2 Yards 3/8″ Silver Metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon
(no twine offered in shares this time)

see page 141-143 in new annual catalog
30 New In Color Decorative Dots
20 Fun Flowers Resin Shapes
30 Iridescent Pearls
4 Sprig Trinkets
18 Flower Trinkets
20 New In Color Opal Rounds
36 Solid Faceted Gems
36 Glossy Dots
18 Rustic Dots
36 Heart Pearls
1 Embossed Treat Bag
2 Peekaboo Treat Bags
5 Tea Boutique Cards/Envelopes
2 Kraft Notecards/Envelopes
1 Delicate Details Treat Box


and a little extra goodie from me:)

to order my shares,  EMAIL ME at

Have a wonderful weekend!
Don’t forget there are still some clearance items available from the outgoing catalogs!
Click here to see those! 

Video: 6 Easy Cards using He’s The Man Designer Paper

Hi all!   
Before I head into this week’s projects, I will be offering the new, annual catalog product shares! 

I’ll be posting them on Monday for reservations.  

This week I opened a new designer paper from my annual catalog preorder.  It’s called He’s the Man, which is a pack of 12×12 papers with prints geared towards guys.  Of course not limited just to guys….I like beer, camping and BBQ:)
I think Stampin’ Up has SO many flower bundles that once in a while, it’s great to have something different.
(There is also a bundle in the new Annual catalog which begins May 3rd . See page 79)

The cool thing is that there are 5 designs (2 each) f 12×12 paper and then 2 sheets of the printed die cuts!

I had a request for some easy cards and I wanted to try these out.  EASY cards and no stamping!

Here is my VIDEO and see the link under the video if you need to print the recipe/measurements