Video: Create your own Pearlized Cardstock!

So pearly, so shiny and SO pretty!
This will work with any embossing folder but I was playing with the new Sand & Sea suite
(coming out in the January-June mini catalog from Stampin’ Up)
and had an idea to try to make my own pearly paper and it worked!

I used our new Blending brushes and our Frost White shimmer paint before embossing
to really make it a wow!


If you are ordering with me January 5th, here are the numbers for the paint and brushes:
Frost Shimmer White paint $8  #147046
Blending Brushes set of 3 $12 153611

This new sea shell suite is HUGE and full of possibilities!
There’s a big stamp set, matching dies, and a matching embossing folder which all work together!

Watch my video HERE to see all the products in this suite up close!

(or click below on video thumbnail)
View/Print Recipe & Measurements HERE

Here are the 3 cards I cased from pages 40-42 in the catalog:

Be ready to order this right away on January 5th so you can earn Sale a Bration freebies!
I’ll post the Freebies catalog here on January 5th if you haven’t received yours yet.
The bulk mail is going sooooo slow due to covid and holidays.

Only 2 more days to get in on my new catalog shares/samplers!

If you missed my post on these, go here to read all about them

January 4th is the deadline and I’ll be ordering them all when the catalog goes live on January 5th!!




Video: Dandy Garden: Joy Fold Card

I had a request to use those little ladybug trinkets (coming out on January 5th)
from the Dandy Garden suite in the new Stampin’ Up mini catalog.
Scattered on a table, they look a little buggy 🙂  but up close they are kinda cute.

Anyway, Trista emailed me and asked if I could show a card using them.
I thought if I’m putting a bug on a card, it should be useful so I used it as a closure for a
Joy fold card.  The smaller card has a right sided fold that pops up all the time,
so the little ladybug really keeps it snug:)

Here’s the video!
(project starts at 5:55)


Yes I’m doing new catalog product shares!
If you missed my post, go here to read all the details!

Go Stamp Something!




Video: Extend-a-Card Fun Fold

I had so much fun making this cute fun fold!
It was a request for how to make how to make a sample that is in the upcoming Stampin’ Up mini catalog coming out in January.

I put my own spin on the fun fold so it would slide up and store under itself.
The card fits in a regular, A2 sized envelope and is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 when closed.

Here is the video!   The recipe/pdf is linked underneath the video


The set is called Woodland Wonder and it’s a photopolymer set that would be perfect for multiple people
to sign, like a family or office.
It’s great for birthdays, new home, graduation or any Congrats occasion!

(available January 5th for $17)
Demonstrators can preorder it now in December.

I also added a little flip up area for a place to sign the card:

Thanks for stopping by!

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:


Video: 45 Card Ideas

Hi all!
This weekend I’m sharing a bunch of wonderful ideas from our Stampin’ Up team
who participated in a mail-in swap to share ideas across the miles.
I hope you are as inspired to go create some cards after watching!

Most of these wonderfully creative demonstrators also do local classes
so if you need their contact information, email me and I can pass it along to them!

Thanks for stopping by!



2 Videos Using Trimming The Town Suite!

Hi all!

Many of you know that I’m moving all my private videos from Stamping School
over to youtube and here on my blog.  I filmed 2 a week for about 14 years so I’ll be reposting the recent ones here
for those that were not members over there and didn’t see them.

Since the Trimming the Town Designer paper is on on sale,
here are 2 videos showcasing this super cute paper!

Originally filmed on 09/13/2020

View/Print the Recipe PDF with measurements HERE!

This next project with video is an an accordion type fun fold with a little “road” home!
(I just love that little car!)

Originally filmed on 09/13/2020
View/Print the Recipe PDF with measurements HERE!

Here are the main products I used – A new feature is an ‘add all to cart’ button
which takes you to my store and adds the numbers in for you!
You can edit the cart once you are over to my store.  That’s a nifty feature!


Add All to Cart

I hope you find some time to create today!
It’s a rainy day here in the NC mountains but a good day to be
fussy cutting and crafting!

2015 Stampin’ Up Leadership Convention Day 2

Great day today here in Orlando at our Stampin’ Up conference!

LOTS of displays to inspire and tons of stamping demonstrations, too.


Diana Gibbs did a FAB demonstration on using the Occasions stamps in other ways, like this Valentine turned into a Birthday

diana 2

Another one by Diana Gibbs, Look at this sweet bumblebee!


One of our gifts for projects to stamp when we get home is the 20 card kit called Hooray It’s Your Day! Can’t wait to get home and make these!


The display boards had beautiful samples but no names on them so if one of these is yours, let me know and I’ll add your name.

As with every event, time is scarce so I don’t take the time to edit photos so I can post quickly!

These are a few of my favorites:





Sarah (Shelli’s daughter) shared a great presentation and these 2 were my favorites:



I love the simplicity of the heart folder and punched hearts!


Nice way to use the window framelits, new flower punch and new embellishments!


Fun travel journal

and the one below is really a fun Valentine to put in a frame, too!


Off to bed so I can do it all over again tomorrow!

Go Stamp Something:)