June 29, 2015

June 24, 2015

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The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies are oh so much fun. Here's one of the projects I made a while back using this product.

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June 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Princess

The princess in my life will turn two on Saturday. I did a bit of Pinterest surfing and came up with the perfect card.

To provide a protective cushion for the bling, I dry embossed a piece of matching Pink Pirouette cardstock to place on top of the card for mailing. Happy 2 Princess Lauren!

Thanks for stopping!


June 10, 2015

New Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for June.  This month we are excited to show off new Stampin' Up! products from the just released 2015 - 2016 annual catalog.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Nancy Gleason at My Stamping Space, number 30 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
Oh so many wonderful products, it was hard to choose items to feature, but I did manage to come up with one!
I LOVE the Designer Series Paper Stacks and in this catalog Stampin' Up! has provided an amazing treat - for each paper stack and DSP paper pack, you can purchase a coordinating pack of cardstock! Each cardstock pack contains 24 sheets of cardstock, 8 each of 3 colors. What a great way to have it all at without breaking the bank!

The Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack is made for birthday giving and bright, summer cheer. I coupled it with the Big News and B.Y.O.P. stamp sets.

This card opens up to reveal a great holding spot for a gift card.
Are you wondering where the confetti dots came from? I used the brush tip end of my Stampin' Write markers - quick, easy way to add some fun to my project.

It's also graduation time of year and I thought you might enjoy a fast and fun design for a graduation gift holder. This card again features B.Y.O.P. and Be the Star stamp sets.
TIP: For those of you who are non-geometric, that would be me-I'll share my mortarboard pattern. The bottom is a 1 3/8 circle punch with the bottom trimmed off. I then cut a piece of Basic Black at 2 1/2 x 1 1/2. On one side I drew intersecting lines down the middle of the long and short side of the CS and trimmed the CS, cutting from center line to center line, trimming off the corners. 

This sentiment from B.Y.O.P. is perfect for a gift of cash - something no one is likely to turn down.
TIP: To make this gift card holder, cut your cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11. Score it at 5 1/2 and 9. Fold on your score lines and secure the pocket with Tear and Tape Adhesive, another great new product. This comes together in minutes!
I hope you enjoyed my projects and the tips. I love reading your comments, so please feel free to share your thoughts!
Live in the Milwaukee area? Click here to learn about my New Catalog Open House this Saturday.
The next stop is Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles, number 32  on the Pals Blog Hop!  
Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

  1. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Jennifer Michalski at stampingserenity.blogspot.com
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  12. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  14. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone's Stamping Zone
  15. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Mase Cards
  17. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  18. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  19. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  26. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  27. Jessica Wilson at My Prapercraft Universe
  28. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  29. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping - YOU ARE HERE!
  32. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  33. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

June 9, 2015

Break Out Your DSP Stash!

You may have read this blog somewhere along the line that I am one of those who has a stash of DSP that has not been used because, well, I don't know why and that's part of the problem! Before my stamping friends involved me in an intervention, I started pulling out DSP packs and creating. Over the course of the next couple days, I'll share my projects with you. WARNING: the DSP is vintage, but the projects will work with all of the beautiful NEW DSP packs in the new catalog!

You've likely seen these purses out there on Pinterest. I found a couple designs; this is the first one that I made. 

The cards are a standard size and I made two of each design. The envelopes are a tight squeeze and go into the bag a bit rounded, but once the card is tucked inside, all will be good!

The best thing about a project like this is that you don't have to think about what paper will coordinate - choose a DSP pack and have at it! 

Be sure to stop back for more DSP projects!


June 3, 2015

In With the New - Happy New Year!

Today we kick off the new year at Stampin' Up! with a brand new catalog filled with exciting paper crafting options for you!

2015-2016 Annual Catalog

If you would like to order through me, click HERE to visit my online store.
LIMITED TIME ONLY! Purchase the starter kit for $99 (the kit includes up to $125 in your choice of current products with FREE shipping). Join Stampin' Up! between June 2nd and June 30th and choose ANY TWO stamp set FREE! The stamp sets can be any price. The pick of the new catalog can be yours for FREE!
The majority of Stampin' Up! demonstrators join for the discount on their personal hobby supplies. If you would like to take advantage of that discount, join HERE. If you have questions, my contact information is listed in that link. I'm happy to answer your questions and would love to have you as a stamping partner!
FREE WISH LIST: Download this Wish List to use as you stroll through the new catalog.
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