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December 2017

Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek #2!

Now that Christmas is over, I want to share a
Valentine Treat Box!

I started playing with some of my new product out of the Occasions Catalog and I'm having so much fun!  It's like Christmas all over again.

Here is something different to share with you...this cute treat box.  I used the new Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
in the Occasions Catalog that comes out on January 3, 2018.

Here is the treat box (totally cased from Stamping with Amore).

Painted w-Love Treat Holder

This treat holder was quick and easy to make. 

Here are the dimensions:

Cut the cardstock at 2 1/2" x 6 3/4" and score on the 6 3/4" side at
4 1/4" and 4 3/4".
Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper, one at 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" and
one at 4 1/8" and 2 1/4".
You will also need a scrap piece of Whisper White  for the sentiment
and punch out using the 1 3/8" circle punch.
Using Gold Foil Sheets, cut out a circle using the new Starburst Punch to add behind the sentiment. 

I used the lid from the Coffee Cups Framelits to create the top.  I also cut out a mini coffee cup using the same framelits and the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I cut the lid off of this piece and then cut a second mini coffee cup using Rich Razzleberry Cardstock.  Glue the Painted with Love mini coffee cup to the top of the Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, so it looks like there is a lid on the cup.

To put everything together, I tied a piece of 1/8" Gold Ribbon around the box and made a bow.  Tape/glue your sentiment to the Gold Foil Starburst and add the mini coffee cup.  The mini coffee cup was finished off using a heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

There are three Merci mini candy bars in the box. 
(You can find them at your local Walmart.)

With this paper, this treat box would be great for Valentines Day, but with different paper, it could be used for many other events or holidays. 

I love the gold foil that runs through the paper.

Here are the products used to make this treat box:

  • Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (145580) *Available on January 3, 2018
  • Lovely Wishes Stamp Set (145924) *Available on January 3, 2018
  • Coffee Cups Framelits (143745)
  • Starburst Punch (143717)
  • 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860)
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678)
  • 1/8" Gold Ribbon (134583)
  • Cardstock:  Melon Mambo (115320), Rich Razzleberry (115316),
    and Whisper White (100730)
  • Gold Foil Sheets (132622)
  • Melon Mambo Ink (126948)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Contact me if you would like the instructions or have any questions about this cute treat box.

If you don't have a current demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to send you a copy of a the new Occasions Catalog.

Happy stamping!



Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek #1!

HaThe new Occasions Catalog starts on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 along with the biggest sale of the year...Sale-a-bration!

What is Sale-a-bration you ask?  For every $50 you spend on any product in the Annual or Occasions Catalog, you get to choose one item (Level 1) for FREE out of the Sale-a-bration brochure.  If you spend $100 you get to choose a two items (Level 1) or one item (Level 2) for FREE.  The Level 2 items are new this year and they are awesome.

When I attended Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event in November, everyone received the "Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set" as a gift for attending. 

Today I'm sharing a cute card I made using this stamp set.  And best of all is the "Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper I used to make the background (also new in the Occasions Catalog) that give this card a lot of bling. 

Picture Perfect BD Card

The Glimmer Paper comes in Iridescent, light green and turquoise...beautiful!

Picture Perfect SS

The Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set has 18 photopolymer stamps that you can use for any celebration.

Here is the product used to make this card:

  • Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set (145519)
  • Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper (145601)
  • 3/4" Circle Punch (119873)
  • Cardstock:  Berry Burst (144243), Pool Party (122924), Whisper White (100730)
  • Ink:  Berry Burst (144083), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Bermuda Bay (131171)

I hope you enjoyed my card today.

Happy stamping!


Baby, It's Cold Outside!

We all know the lyrics to the song, "Baby, it's cold outside."

And because it has been so cold, I thought I would share a winter card with you today using the Smitten Mittens Bundle.

A card that you can use all winter long.

Smitten Mitten Winter Card

The Smitten Mittens Bundle has cute mittens, large and small, to make cute cards and projects. 

Smitten Mitten SS

Smitten Mittens Framelits

The Smitten Mittens is one of the stamp sets that will be retiring on January 2, 2018.

The good news is that both of these items are on sale (while supplies last).

Products Used:

  • Smitten Mittens photopolymer stamp set (144931) is on sale for $18.90
  • Many Mittens Framelits (144672) is on sale for $27.90
  • Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (144621)
  • White Perfect Accents (138416)
  • Cardstock:  Whisper White (100730), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Black (121045)
  • Inks:  Tempting Turquoise (126952); Archival Black Ink (140931)

There are many stamp sets, framelits and accessories on get your favorite items before they are gone.

Please use the following Host Code when ordering:  GDN2ZBX4

Happy stamping!



Magical Day Birthday Card!

Today I want to share a sneak peek of a bundle that is included in the NEW Occasions Catalog.   This bundle arrived just in time!

Friday, we will be celebrating my grandson's 6th birthday and he is going to love the Knight and Dragon on his birthday card.  Check it out. 

Magical Day Card

I can't share the whole bundle with you for a couple more weeks, but the stamp set also has a Mermaid, a Wizard, a Horse along with a couple of magical sentiments...oh my!

There is also Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper  and 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper in Iridescent, light green and turquoise that goes with this bundle.  (The turquoise glimmer paper is shown in the card above.)

If you have small children or grandchildren, this set is going to be a hit.

Happy stamping!


It's Celebration Time!


I know we have 15 days until Christmas and many of you are working on your holiday shopping, wrapping presents and baking, but I have a beautiful card to share with you today.

Celebration Time Card

Why am I sharing a non Christmas card/project with you today.  My husband and I have been invited to a Wedding on New Year's Eve.  I'm so excited for both the wedding and the card I made, I just had to share. 

This card is made with the Celebration Time Stamp Set and the Celebration Thinlits Dies in the Annual Catalog.  The great news is that this set is a bundle and you will save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and thinlits together. 

This card could also be used for a Silver Anniversary.

Products Used:

  • Celebration Time Bundle (145368-Wood;  145369-Clear)
  • Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
  • Calypso Coral 1/4" Ombre Ribbon (144235)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
  • Inks:  Basic Gray Archival (140932); Calypso Coral (126983)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Happy stamping!


Wishes All Aglow Christmas Card!

Illuminate the season with love and laughter with this fun stamp set.

And the best part...the Wishes All Aglow wood stamp set is on sale for $22.50 while supplies last.  Here is the card I made for you today. 

Wishes All Aglow SS

Here are all the pieces in this stamp set:

Wishes All Aglow SS-1

Isn't it adorable!  I can vision so many different cards made with this set.

I used the Old Olive & Real Red Markers - Combo Pack...also on sale for $4.90 while supplies last.  These markers are going to go fast!

The Tinsel Trim Combo Pack (I used the Real Red Tinsel) is also on sale for $7.20.  You get 2 rolls, 5 yards in each roll in Silver and Real Red.

Mini Tinsel Trim

Product Used:

  • Wishes All Aglow Stamp Set (Wood-144899-On Sale; Clear-144902)
  • Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack (144636-On Sale)
  • Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (1446210)
  • Old Olive & Real Red Stampin' Write Markers-combo pack (145059-On Sale)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), Real Red (102482)

I've said it, but it doesn't hurt to say it again.  The items on sale above are while supplies last! 

Click on the "SHOP" button above that will take you to my online store.

Happy stamping.


Round Two - Stamparatus Sale!

Wow, the first reservation period for the Stamparatus went so fast!  Stampin' Up! didn't quite anticipate how much their customers wanted this new positing they are going to make the Stamparatus available for everyone to order. 

Yes that's right...everyone that wants one of these new tools can order one anytime between December 5th (starting at 4:00 p.m. EST) and December 30.  Stampin' Up! will start shipping them in order of how they are received starting on March 19.

You can reserve your Stamparatus starting on December 5th (tomorrow) at 4:00 p.m. (EST)


Stamparatus 2

Mark your calendars for December 5th (that is tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. EST) so you don't miss out on this great new tool.  It will change the way you make your cards.

Make sure you have an account set up on my Website to make it quick and easy to shop online.

Happy stamping.