Pampered Pets: Birthday Card

Hi all!
Taking a break from Holiday projects for a sweet birthday card and gift card holder.
We had a birthday in our family recently.  Our great niece turned 7 and she loves cats!
Her birthday party was all kitten theme and so I grabbed some the the Stampin’ Up
Pampered Pets suite to help me create a fun gift card holder for her.
(the girl loves Target so it was an easy present this year!)

It is a pretty basic design for a 5×5 larger card.
5″ x 10″ and fold in half!  The pockets are 2″ panels in Real Red and a little black accent strip.
I let the designer paper do the work for me  – the dies cut out some of the cat images from the paper!
All 3 images I used were from the paper.
The larger white area on the left was free for me to write a note but there is a pocket on that side also.

The paper has dog and cat themed images, which was perfect for her card!

I added a little heart trinket around the kitten’s collar.
Those are from the pets suite, also.  They have little dog bones and little hearts – so sweet.

(We don’t have those die cut numbers for sale anymore)

Here is a quick supply list so you can see what I used.

She seemed to love her card:)

Big Sale! Up to 50% off Holiday items starting December 8th!

Hi friends!
A bit of a warning, this is an epic long post with links
and all things on sale and retiring.
My job is to keep you in the loop so I’ll do my best to break it all down!

Starting December 8th, Stampin’ UP has a BIG SALE
on Retiring Holiday Stamps, Papers & Accessories!

These are ‘while supplies last’ and starts Dec 8th at midnight Mountain time. (2 am eastern!)
Email me early if you want me to order for you or just order online HERE

Click HERE for the printable, sortable excel document if you want to skip my long post!
that is by page number for the Holiday catalog. Grab a marker and go page by page.
If it’s not on the list, it will be carrying over either in the next annual catalog or the next holiday catalog.

There are 2 carryover lists – Click HERE if you want to see those.
There are 2 sheets so look for the tabs on top or bottom when it’s opened.

AND also….There is a Clearance Rack Refresh coming on December 8th also! Be sure to go check that out.
I won’t know what it is ahead of time.   The link is below if you click on the banner that day:

I like to shop visually and some of you do, too so I’ll share the thumbnails.
I also love a good deal so I’ll list out the 50% off ones first!
(there is an easy button ‘add all to cart button’ you can edit once you are in the cart)

I do really love the Tag Buffet project kits. Nice and big for tags or nice for cards.
I did a video showing a fun pull out tag card using that kit HERE
Add some red card stock and red ink and you are good to go!
There is a coordinating Tag Buffet Stamp set for $18  #153612

50% off Paper Products

**get that Balmy blue 12×12 sparkle paper for $2.50! It will go fast!

50% off Tools:  Dies, Folders and Punches
*have retiring coordinating products like a bundle.
The stamp set may not be on sale but still a way better deal
than the bundle normally since the dies are on sale!

Nativity Dies


Gathered Leaves Dies



Beaded Pearls


Jingle Bells


Acorn Trinkets


Iridescent Pearls


Snowflake Sequins


These dies are 40% off and the stamp sets are regular price but they are still
a better deal than the regular price!  

Envelopes Dies


Peek-A-Hoot Dies


Menagerie Dies


Here are the dies on sale 30% off. Stamps are retiring but not on sale but still a good deal as a bundle:

Joy Dies


Fireside Dies


Sweetest Borders Dies


Home Together Dies


Pine Woods Dies


Halloween Magic Dies


Little Treat Box Dies


My FAVORITE Christmas Card kit in on sale 30%!
Joy of Sharing kits comes with stamp set, little ink spot, block and cards to
get your cards done!

Rectangle Tins


Round Tins


These are 20% off except the Trimming the Town paper which is 10% off.
Some of the stamp sets are retiring but not on sale.
Saves a few dollars from the regular bundle price.

Autumn Punch Pack


These are retiring but not on sale.
They will not be available after January 4th or while supplies last
The bundles are 10% off as usual 

(my FAVORITE gnomes are retiring…sniff..)

Well done if you made it to the bottom!  There should be a prize LOL!
Get in touch today if you will be emailing or place your orders online
after midnight December 8th Mountain time (2 am eastern)

Video: Gilded Leafing Tips

Hi stampin’ friends!

This week I got into some of our preorder goodies from the upcoming Jan-June Mini catalog!
(formerly known as Occasions catalog in past years)
Full of all occasion stamps, dies, ribbons and accessories for birthdays,
Valentines and lots of florals for everyday!

(By the way, our 2 new catalogs from Stampin’ Up should be to you by Mid December.
If you ordered from me in the last year, I automagically sent them to you.
If you are new here and don’t have a demonstrator to help, I can send them both to you!
Just email me at with your mailing address and name.)

There’s a GORGEOUS suite called Fine ART Floral
Gold Leaf flakes have been around for years and used for all types of art and crafting.
I’m so glad we have some to play with!
These are shiny, light as air and a little messy but I think worth it…

In my video this week, I try different glues and tapes to see what holds these fluffy flakes the best!
I show how to use leafing with tape and sticky embossing powder aka Heat & Stick Powder:

Print the recipe with measurements HERE


Holiday Catalog Close-Out SALE is
coming December 8th!

Stampin’ Up will be retiring some of the Holiday catalog Items soon!
You can view/print the Excel Sheet HERE
It is set up by page number of the Holiday catalog so you can
flip thru and see what’s retiring.

These will be While Supplies Last!
I’ll be back on Monday and post photos of them for you
as well as the carry over lists.


Video: Sweetest Time Cards

Hi all!

This week I spent some time with the
Sweetest Time bundle from the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog.
It’s a nice set with stamps, dies and several sentiments to make it versatile
enough to get several looks from it!

I had a request for using this bundle for an easy Christmas card and so I created this one:

Pool Party and Shaded Spruce card stock layers with lots of Holiday Rhinestones!
I added a little embossing on the darker green to add some texture.

Here is the video!
View/Print the Recipe with measurements HERE

Go Stamp Something!

Save 10% on over 750 items!

Today only, November 24th!
Over 750 Annual Catalog items are 10% off!
(that’s pretty much like free shipping so it can really add up!)

Click HERE to see all items on sale visually
There are some exceptions not on sale – here is the flyer for those

Looking for a gift for a papercrafter this year?
Try one of our Medleys and one of them is on sale today!

This boho Medley includes stamps, paper, metal dies, and 2 rolls of ribbon
for tons of creative products!

Medley Includes 11-piece photopolymer stamp set
48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
Very Vanilla 6″ x 6″  dry embossed sheets, 2 each of 3 designs;
Laser cut gold foil accents, 2 sheets each of 3 designs;
Night of Navy 1/2″  Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon, 10 yards
Very Vanilla/gold 1/4″ Pleated Ribbon, 10 yards (
Paper flowers, 20 each in 2 sizes;
12-piece Boho Indigo Dies
Colors: Garden Green, gold, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, white
(Misty Moonlight ink pad is the main color needed)

I did a video back in July showing the Medley with a pop up Triple Cube Card.

Watch the video HERE

That’s all for me today!
If you want anything from the sale today, email me or
order online here!

Video: Mini Ornament on a Card

Hi all!

This week I played with the gold hoops from the Stampin’ Up annual catalog.
I thought they’d make a sweet little ornament so I added it to a card.
It can easily come off the card since it’s hanging on a brad:

The Poinsettia dies with the red velvet paper really makes a nicely textured flower
altho I had a hard time getting a good pic of it!
(Watch the video below for a better look)

Here is the Video! 

Print Recipe/Measurements HERE


Here are the main supplies I used:
(there is an easy add button at bottom, it will add those
to your cart and you can edit in the store!)

Add All to Cart

Coming up Next!

For one day, November 24th , Stampin’ Up will have a 10% off sale from the Annual Catalog! 
Over 750 items will be 10% off (or think of it like free shipping since that is around 10%)
There are some exclusions that aren’t on the list
Here is the list of excluded items – click here to view PDF

Go Stamp Something!

Video: Three Arrow Fold Cards!

These are a fun fold card called an Arrow Fold and really fun to make!
I did a video for both horizontal card and vertical card
so you can learn to make one, too!

Print Measurement PDF HERE

To watch video, click HERE or on the photo below

Here’s the inside of each:

I turned the GOAT card into a gift card holder which is super useful for lots of occasions.
A happy surprise was discovering the Triangle Dies fit perfectly in BOTH orientations!

Quick Shopping List:

(You can edit the cart in the store)

I hope you give this fun fold a try!

Video: Postage Punch Windows

Hi all!

This week I used the Rectangle Postage punch for the first time.
I’ve had it since it came out and I kept forgetting about it!
I had a request for the Festive Post stamp set so I combined the two.

It’s a handy punch that coordinates with the Festive Post stamp set
in the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog:

Here’s a fun way to add a little variety to the punch and change the size up a bit!
I added a few die cut snowflakes for some wintery accents.
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to change the size of windows.

View the video by clicking on the photo below:

By the Way, this postage punch also is a bundle in the annual catalog
so if you have the punch, think about this set also since it coordinates so well:

And a few more samples for you:


It’s Curvy Time!


Stampin’ Up has two new bundles, one is a limited time offering for just one month
and one is an early release that will be available in the upcoming January catalog!
ps….there is an “i want it all’ option at bottom of post

#1 Quite Curvy Stamps & Dies  Nov 3 – Jan 4

This is the early release – a cute and curvy bundle for birthdays,
thank you or just thinking of you cards.
The stamps are photopolymer so you can stretch them straight
or keep ’em curvy to coordinate with the dies.
Available now Nov 3 – January 4th then it will be in the January mini catalog.
( Not available individually until January 4, just the bundle.)
So no rush on this one unless you LOVE it and want it now:)
Quite Curvy Bundle #156228  $41.25


#2 Curvy Christmas Stamps & Paper  Nov 3 – Jan 4*

This is the LIMITED* time bundle for the holidays!
You know what that means, it is while supplies last so don’t dilly dally!

The CURVY CHRISTMAS offering is a stamp set and a pack of 6×6 designer paper.
They can be purchased individually and the stamps coordinate with the CURVY dies!
The 6×6 papers are nice holiday colors of Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand, all tone-on-tone designs.
CURVY Stamp set is $21 #155634 
Classic Christmas papers $11.50  #155969



Nov 3-Jan4*
*limited curvy christmas products while supplies last

Do they know us or what?   One item number for all 4 products at a 10% discount!
The CURVY VARIETY BUNDLE #153586  $70.50

The bundle includes the following 4 products at a 10% discount:

  • Quite Curvy Stamp Set
  • Curvy Dies
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series PaperIf you decide you want the whole bundle,
    I’ll add a pack of dimensionals free as a thank you!
    those are always super useful and much needed to give your projects an extra lift.You can email me to order at
    Or order online starting Nov 3rd HERE in my store

    Back on October 10th, I did a video showing the bundles and some cards.

Here is the video if you missed it or need a refresher on the bundles: