New at SU! My Favorite PEACH Suite!

It’s my favorite blogging day of the month! Hopping around the world to bring you crafty inspiration is something I look forward to, and I hope you do too.

This month, our team is showing off their favorite new SUITE of products from the 2021-2022 Catalog.

DID YOU KNOW: Each suite is thoughtfully designed with FOUR coordinating products to make it easy for you to createe with confidence? 1. Stamp Set, 2. Coordinating Dies OR Punch, 3. Designer Series Paper, 4. Additional “matching” product.

It’s probably no surprise that my favorite new Suite is You’re A Peach! (since I used it last month, too) and when I saw the Fruit Herbal Tea sampler in the store, it sparked the idea for my project:

You’ll appreciate how easy it is to make this double treat holder…as well as the fact that it’s TWO-SIDED:

And yes, those “Cherries” are actually peach stamps from the Suite, just stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink.

Start with an 8.5″ square piece of Designer Series Paper and follow these steps to make your own (no real measurements needed…I promised it would be simple):

Embellish as desired! I was glad the box of tea had both PEACH and CHERRY tea; because each of the envelopes has 3 tea bags inside, this treat holder is generously sized and could also fit cookies and candy bars. You can start with a smaller or larger square of paper to adjust to the size of your treats.

Supplies listed below~ You can order from your demonstrator, but if you live in the U.S. and don’t have a demonstrator yet, I’d be happy to serve you!

Now on to Stampin’ Scrapper to get a jump on the holidays with Joyce’s favorite suite, Tidings of Christmas >>>

Product List
You're A Peach Suite Collection (English)
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

June 2021 New at SU!: Favorite Product Suite ROLL CALL

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Beauty of the Earth

Creative Juice by Loni: You’re a Peach. >>YOU ARE HERE!<<

Stampin’ Scrapper: Tidings of Christmas

Lilypad Stamper: Beauty of the Earth

De Kijkkast: Simply Elegant

Scraphexe: Expressions in Ink

Sugar & Scraps: Hand-Penned

Stamping Flair: You’re a Peach

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Bloom Where You’re Planted

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Bloom Where You’re Planted

Playing with Papercrafting: Simply Elegant

24/7 Inkspiration: Sweet Symmetry

StampinMak: You’re a Peach

CarterIe Plus: Beauty of the Earth

June 3 for Free: Dragonfly Garden

Punches make creating cards simple by offering an element that adds that “punch” of pizzazz! This month, my 3 for Free kit will be mailed out to those who order the Dragonfly Garden bundle, which features the Dragonfly punch and you’ll be flying to the craft room to put them together.

While I will send you all the consumable supplies (card stock, paper, ribbon, etc), there are a few ink pads and supplies you may want to add to your order (if you don’t already have them) to help you complete your projects:

  • Balmy Blue Classic Ink Pad
  • Bumble Bee Classic Ink Pad
  • Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink Pad
  • Just Jade Classic Ink Pad
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Gold, Copper OR Silver Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool (for embossing)

To get you inspired by this bundle (and to teach you how to make some stunning watercolor backgrounds), I demonstrated these two cards during my Facebook Live yesterday (not part of my 3 for Free kit):

The technique (Stampin’ Blends on Vellum with Alcohol) is really quite magical, and so enjoyable to watch:

As I mention in the video, if you don’t want to do this technique yourself -OR- you just want MORE of it, you can also subscribe by June 10th for the Paper Pumpkin Kit “Expressions In Color” which will get you making 9 gorgeous watercolor themed cards in moments with everything you need in one kit arriving in your mailbox:

For the Guys: Floating Element Card

When you need to make a BIG DEAL out of a celebration for a man in your life, you need to make a BIG CARD. This large slimline card fits into a legal size envelope. Even more cool are the hats and stars that seem suspended just above the card, and to make it is easy!

There is a .pdf tutorial for you to print and follow, but basically, you will create a panel and attach all your die cut images with dimensionals, then cut off all the pieces that hang over the edges of the panel before attaching it to your card.

Don’t limit yourself to the colors I used: Choose a palette that matches your man’s personality, then try this technique with any other die cut images and sizes of cards!

Thanks for letting me provide you with creative inspiration AND the supplies to craft with:

Product List
Hats Off Bundle
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
Basics Embossing Powders
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
Paper Trimmer
Stampin' Seal

Save on Retiring Jan-June Products!

Last-Chance Products

Summer is here and that means it’s time to wish the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog bon voyage! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog set sail for retirement. But, it means you can get some great discounts now and we can look forward to new products coming soon!

Now is the time to stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies.

What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available until June 30th or while supplies last. Retiring and sale items usually sell out quickly so don’t miss out!















Retiring items such as; bundles, paper, embellishments, dies are only available while supplies last, so you don’t want to wait and miss out.  Some of these papers are 50% off.






Did you know that Bundles of stamps and punches or dies are available at a 10% discount? Here’s an important tip! If you love the coordination of stamps and tools then don’t miss saving 10%, because all bundles in the current Mini catalogs will retire and take the 10% savings with them. Some of the stamps, dies, and punches will still be available in future catalogs, but not as bundles, so the 10% savings ends. Bundles, because they include more than stamps are only available while supplies last, so you wont’ want to wait to get your bundles ordered.








Flowering Cactus In Color

While I’m a native southwestern girl, I confess I’m not really into southwestern decor. However, the Flowering Cactus Product Medley caught my attention in the Jan-June Catalog with a fresh palette and adorable images and fonts that really made me want to play with it.

Enter the #GDP293 color challenge with 3 new In Colors, and they’ve got me reaching for that Flowering Cactus…

While stamping the background, it’s not going to look good until you are almost finished stamping…don’t worry if it looks a mess, it will all work out fine!

This is the type of card you have to intentionally mail: Can you think of a friendship that has become richer through the years because you’ve been through a lot of “sticky” situations and “dry” seasons? Write down those memories and be grateful that you are closer because of them.

Don’t miss the chance to add the Flowering Cactus Product Medley to your stamping stash: It retires in June!

Product List
Flowering Cactus Product Medley (English)
Pale Papaya 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Evening Evergreen 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
2021–2023 In Color Jewels
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Connect Through Crafting

In September 1992 I was a young mother with two children under 2 and while I loved being a mom and adored my babies, I also craved a creative outlet (aside from fixing endless meals) and adult conversation.

One Sunday at church, my husband took our fussy baby out to the foyer where he ran into a classmate from High School. As they visited, LaVonne told him that she and her sister had started a direct sales company selling rubber stamps. Cody knew of my love for all things paper and my scrapbooking habit, so he introduced us after the service. Once she handed me a Stampin’ Up! catalog from her Suburban, I was hooked.

The experiences I’ve had as a demonstrator in the ensuing 29 years have added so much value to my life! There is a joy to making and mailing cards and crafting something permanent, together with the relationships I’ve forged with some of the kindest and most creative people around the globe that is glorious!

At our April Demonstrator Gathering, we had a Shoebox Swap and Dessert Bar with our stamping friends!

If you love crafting and are looking for more connection, being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is a great way to do both. and now is a fabulous time to join my stamping family: Through May 31st you’ll get a bonus of even MORE FREE products in you customizable Starter Kit!

Choose $155 in Stampin’ Up! products for only $99!

If you don’t think demonstrating is for you, joining to get the discount on your personal purchases is a great benefit. You can enjoy a discount of 20% or more on all future orders. Whether you join to share creativity, hold workshops and earn money, or get a great discount on your orders, we have options. There is no obligation for purchasing the Starter kit: Just a risk-free opportunity to see where it may fit in your life.


So let’s recap – For only $99:

Choose up to $155 of any Stampin’ Up! products of your choice for your kit. Choose from current catalogs, bundles, and Clearance Rack.

20% discount! Enjoy a minimum of a 20% demonstrator discount every day.

Free Shipping! The starter kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.

No risk! You’ll have through the end of your first full quarter (September 2020) to “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits.

No penalty! If you reach $300 in sales during July-September, you automatically remain active for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty, and you keep everything from your Starter Kit.

No catch! There’s no obligation to hold workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit.


We look forward to adding you to our circle of friends~ Join the fun!

Hats Off, Dad!

This is the time of year I make the most masculine cards. With Father’s Day coming up (and plenty of boy birthdays), I wanted to take the #TGIFC316 sketch and try it with the new Hats Off stamp set and dies.

The result was a card that reminds me of my both my father and father-in-love (a term borrowed from my friend Jan). What do you think?

Masculine cards don’t need a lot of embellishments, so once I figured out the width for the card stock strips, it didn’t take long to put together. They are all 4″ long and from the top, the widths are: 1/2″, 1-1/2″, 1″, 3/4″, 1/2″ and 3/4″. Choose any color combination you love, and I’ll put my supply list below if you want to copy it.

The stitching around the hat are from the dies and add just the right touch. TIP: Adhere your vellum to the card under the hat and you won’t see the adhesive showing through.

I think you’ll find plenty of occasions to use this very versatile hat, so order it in time to put it to use for Father’s Day!

Product List
Hats Off Bundle
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

New at SU! ~ Papaya, Peaches & Pockets

New Stampin’ Year, NEW IN COLORS! Welcome to our May 2021 New at SU! Blog Hop where we are sharing the 2021-2023 In Colors with you in a fresh new way: by sharing Fun Fold Cards to try in your own craft studio! You’ll want to PIN all these terrific card ideas, so let’s get hopping around the world with our design team so you can give it a try sooner than later!

I chose to focus on the Pale Papaya color because it happens to match my favorite Designer Series Paper, “You’re a Peach” and I started with the In Color Vellum – which is shimmery on one side, and oh, so pretty!

On to my project, a Vellum Slide-Out-Pocket gift card holder:

My card was inspired by fellow demonstrator Rachel Tessman

What a PEACHY way to give a gift card!

Here are the pieces you need to make this card:

  1. Pale Papaya Vellum: 11″ x 4-1/4″ scored at 2-1/4 from one end and 3-1/4″ from the opposite end.
  2. Designer Series Paper: 7-3/8″ x 3-1/2″. If your paper has a direction, you’ll want to score at 2-5/8″ from the top (so your pattern will go the correct way on the pocket) and 3/8″ from the bottom. When you assemble the pocket, the 3/8″ edge will actually adhere toward the top of the card (see image 3)
  3. Basic White card stock: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ plus scraps to stamp on
  4. Pear Pizzazz card stock: 3-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
  5. Pale Papaya ribbon: 18″

I embossed the Pear Pizzazz card stock with the lovely Stitched Greenery die, then stamped and die cut my peach images (TIP: Ink up your peach stamp with Pale Papaya ink, then use a sponge dauber to lightly add a bit of Polished Pink ink to the edges)

Then follow these steps to assemble your card:

There is only Tear & Tape adhesive on the edges of the Designer Series Paper pocket and the 3/8″ top edge of the pocket, and then on the same spot on TOP of the vellum to adhere the card stock panel to the front of the card. No other adhesive is necessary!

I stamped “Happy BIrthday” on the back side of the front panel before assembling the card so it shows through when you open it.

Products used are listed below, and I appreciate your comments! Then jump over the pond to our Columbian in Germany~ Ximena’s post to find another fancy fold card featuring the In Colors:

Product List
2021–2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum
You're A Peach 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Sweet As A Peach Bundle (English)
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Stitched Greenery Die
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Pale Papaya 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Sponge Daubers
Simply Scored

May 2021 New at SU!: In Colors & Fun Folds Blog Hop Roll

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Simple Fun Fold

Scraphexe: Inside Pop Up 

24/7 Inkspiration: Z-Fold 

Mamie & Papyrus: Gate Fold 

Stamping Flair: Double Fan Fold

De Kijkkast: Zig-Zag Tower

Stampin’ Scrapper: Triple Accordion Fold

Playing with Papercrafting: Corner Flip Fun Fold

Moore Fun Stamping: Pop Up Vase

Creative Juice by Loni: Vellum Slide-Out-Pocket YOU ARE HERE

Stampin’ Xime: Square Flap Card

Lilypad Stamper: Z-Fold

CarterIe Plus: Double Gate Fold

New Catalog Debut TODAY!

New Arrivals

Do the happy dance with me ~ the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is here!

Don’t have this hot read in your hands? You can view the catalog online, pick up a copy at my New Catalog Reception this Saturday, May 8th or contact me to get your own copy!

Making things more exciting in May: 

  • Check out our Connect, Craft & Collect promotion where you can earn MORE Host Rewards in May! 
  • JOIN A CLUB! The Creative Juice Stamp Club meets every other month and new this year~ membership in the 5 month In Color Club from May-September means you will stock up on new In Color products (and projects) from anywhere in the U.S.!
  • Maximize your crafting potential when you invest in the Starter Kit with the Join+ special!
  • Starting May 7th (while supplies last) subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for just $5 the first month with promo code HOMERUN0521 while supplies last (new subscribers only)

Expressions in Ink Suite


NEW 2021-2023 IN COLORS

New colors are the perfect springboard for fresh creativity and that’s exactly the idea around the In Colors. 5 new on-trend colors are released each year.  These are a great modern take on the colors of nature and the best way to collect them all would be to join my In Color Club: You can be a member anywhere in the United States and it lasts from May-September 2021. 

New In Colors for 2021-2023

New In Colors

2021–2023 IN COLOR CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD #1556382021–2023 IN COLOR SHIMMER VELLUM #1556162021–2023 IN COLOR STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS #1556392021–2023 IN COLOR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER #1556412021–2023 IN COLOR 12 X 12 (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK PACK #1556422021–2023 IN COLOR 8-1/2

May 3-for-Free: Pretty Perennials

What makes you happy?

Do you make time to do the things that cheer you?

Stamping is one of those things that make me doubly happy: When I create something lovely AND when I send it to someone I love and it makes THEM joyful too! The Pretty Perennials bundle in the January-June mini catalog spreads happiness in a BIG way:

The large scripty “HAPPY” is like a strong suggestion! Choose a colorful palette and create joyful celebrations:

I’ll list the supplies I used for this birthday card below, and while this bundle will NOT be appearing in the 2021-2022 Annual catalog, it is available through June in the mini catalog that is crossing over for a few months.

I chose it for my May 3-for-Free kit and will send you the consumable supplies to create 3 projects in the mail and the tutorial via email when you purchase the bundle from my stampin’ store in May 2021!

Here are the suggested supplies you’ll need to complete the 3-for-Free projects:

Ink pads: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708), Whisper White Craft (147277); Bumblebee (153116), Night of Navy (147110), Granny Apple (147095); Poppy Parade (147050); Mango Melody (147093)

Other: Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Heat Tool (129053), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132) – NOTE: The white emboss powder will only be available in a bundle with other colors after May 4th, so order a single one TODAY!

This card is a BONUS one you can create with the supplies listed below!

Product List
Pretty Perennials Bundle
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Artistry Blooms Sequins
Gilded Gems
Stampin' Dimensionals