Ice Cream + Color Challenge

The Global Design Project color challenge was just too cute to pass up:

They look like a scoop of sherbet, so I grabbed my Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and made a floating frame card that would be yummy for Valentine’s Day, too:

Don’t lick the screen!

Product List
Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch
$18.00
Heart Punch Pack
$34.00
Polished Pink 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
2021–2023 In Color Jewels
$7.00

Hugs and Kisses January Paper Pumpkin

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The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin kit will help you express your love and caring in style this Valentine’s Day and all year long! Gold accents, heart-shaped cards, and stylish details will delight Cupid and your loved ones.

Plus, as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you have access to exclusive access to add on the Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes (#160147). With 20 sweet boxes you’ll have enough to share the love!

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What’s Inside?
With a monthly Paper Pumpkin craft subscription box, you’ll save time and money . . . and eventually build a collection of versatile Stampin’ Up! crafting supplies.

Design
The Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes (item 160147) are an exciting add-on to this month’s kit! This is a chance to create stylish treat boxes to match the heart-shaped cards in the kit. While these boxes are small, they make a big impact that shines with gold foil printing. The Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes are sold separately starting 25 January and only available while supplies last, so don’t wait too long to snag them!

Project Type
Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes

Coordinating Colors
Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla

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Tab Topper for a Tied-Up Card Closure

The TGIF Challenge last Friday got me brewing up an idea to share, and today I did a live video on my FB page to demonstrate this unique card fold using the Delightful Tag Topper punch to tie it closed!

As long as I was crafting, I wanted to use some new products from the January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration that both start tomorrow (January 4, 2022), so here’s the first card I demonstrated using the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper:

You can make this card with just a little space to write in under the top flap, or add a card that opens inside so you can compose a long love letter.

Then I flipped the card to a side closure and showed off the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper that you can choose as a free Sale-a-Bration product with a $50 order. This cheerful paper coordinates with the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set in the J-J Mini Catalog, so of course you’ll want both!

This one is also a gift card holder, which would make anyone’s day more sunny:

I’ll post the supplies here tomorrow once the catalogs go live, but meanwhile, you can watch the video tutorial below or on my page:

Participate in a Paper Share!

The January-June 2022 Mini Catalog should be arriving in your mailbox soon (if you’ve shopped with me in the past 6 months)… OR …get one free when you participate in the Mini Catalog Paper Share!

What is a Paper Share?

So you don’t have to buy a full pack of every Designer Series Paper in the catalog (unless you want to), I have organized a share, where you will receive a piece of each design paper from the new mini!


This is what you will receive in the Designer Series Paper Share:

(6) 6″ × 6″ Sheets Of:

  • Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper
  • Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper
  • Heart & Home Designer Series Paper
  • Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper
  • Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper
  • Symbols of Fortune

(12) 6″ × 6″ Sheets of:

  • New Horizons Designer Series Paper

(12) 4″ × 6″ Sheets of:

  • Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper

TOTAL for a Single Designer Series Paper Share: $19+ $8 Priority shipping to you

TOTAL for a Double Designer Series Paper Share (all 12″ x 12″ paper will be cut 6″ x 12″): $38 + $8 Priority shipping to you


HOW TO ORDER A PAPER SHARE

Fill out the form below by Jan 7, 2022 and a PayPal invoice will be emailed to you (you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay the invoice). Payments must be completed by January 7th.

Please note, per Stampin’ Up! policy, only residents in the United States may participate in this Product Share.

**In the case product is unavailable for order on Jan 7, 2022, you will be refunded the cost of the item(s) and NOT mailed them.**


Free Shipping & Kit Alternates

FREE SHIPPING

Stampin’ Up! has a special gift for you:

It’s a FREE Shipping 24-Hour Flash Sale happening TODAY, December 8th only!

Take advantage of this opportunity to get free shipping on orders over $50~  With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.

Sale ends at midnight on December 8th. Visit my online store for more details and to shop and save!

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During my Lunchtime Live video on my Facebook Page on Monday, I demonstrated two fun alternate cards which started with kits. This Faux Shaker tree card started with the “Love, Santa” Project Kit:

When you give a kit, you are gifting a creative experience, and the best way to improve that is to plan a time to get together with the recipient and stamp TOGETHER.

Shop Paper Pumpkin Kit and subscriptions HERE (subscribe by December 10th for December kit).

Shop current Kit Collections options HERE (Last day to order gifts to arrive in time for Christmas is December 13th)

Shake & Shine at Christmas Time

The first idea that came to mind was a shaker card when I saw the #tgifc342 sketch, and the second idea was that it would be lovely in the #gdp317 color challenge:

I am participating in Stampin’ Up!’s virtual convention #onstageathome so as I was listening to a class, I had time to put my ideas to paper, so to speak!

I used Faux Snow from Dollar Tree inside my shaker and colored the white seam binding ribbon with my dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend marker. Sometimes you have to pull pieces from multiple stamp sets to create what you imagined in your head, so the. sentiment is from the Banner Year stamp set (all supplies listed below) and stars came from the beloved Seasons of Fun set (remember to choose it as part of your host rewards when your order is over $150).

A heartfelt THANK YOU to all my stamping friends who have supported my business. I earned the following awards this year and it’s all courtesy of your friendship and loyalty. YOU are the best reward I could ever ask for!

Product List
Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Banner Year Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Seasons Of Fun Host Cling Stamp Set
$12.00
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Whimsy & Wonder 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Window Sheets
$5.00
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Opal Rounds
$7.50
Foam Adhesive Strips
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00

Pumpkin Thank You Card

It was hard to sleep last night, so I imagined crafting with the colors from the #tgifc341 challenge: Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Pale Papaya. To be honest, it didn’t help me sleep, but it did make me excited to create this card for my FB Live today!

Can’t get enough pumpkins for the fall, and the daisies were a whimsical touch paired with my polka-dot pumpkin, don’t you agree? The background was hand drawn with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends markers. Don’t be afraid to make your own plaid!

Mixing up all your stamps and supplies can expand your creativity!

One of the best ways to get most of the supplies for this card is to take advantage of a November-only special for the Starter Kit: Choose $125 in products for just $75!

Not only do you get a great savings on your supplies, you’ll get a discount on future purchases and a chance to see if being a demonstrator works for you!

Product List
Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Detailed Pumpkins Dies 
$29.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Checks & Dots Embossing Folders
$8.00
Medium Daisy Punch
$16.00
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$6.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Seasons of Fun: Host with the Most!

When a stamp set works for more than one holiday, it’s a great investment…and when you can get it at a discount, that’s a no brainer!

The Seasons of Fun stamp set is one you can choose as part of your Stampin’ Rewards for just $12 when you host a party!

Did you know that an order of $150 or more COUNTS as a party? That’s right…you don’t have to invite people over to qualify for the benefits of hosting, you can just gather orders or place your own qualifying order in my Stampin’ Store.

With this set of cards, I used the SAME LAYOUT and made a card for Halloween, Fall and Christmas. Because the Seasons of Fun stamp set doesn’t have any words, I paired it with the very versatile Banner Year stamp set for the greetings:

Turn the layout and add strips of Designer Series Paper instead of just one piece:

Or swap sides:

Aren’t these kids the cutest? It’s fun to color them with Stampin’ Blends and easy to celebrate all the Fall-idays.

This host-exclusive set is only available during the current mini catalog period…one more reason to host a party (or place a qualifying order) before the Seasons of Fun stamp set retires on January 3, 2022. I’ll help you host an event online or in your home ~ let’s plan it!

Toasty Treats Gift Boxes

Love to give tasty gifts, but hate to bake? This project will have you making, but not baking!

Did you know there are PUMPKIN PIE POP TARTS…and they really taste like a pumpkin pie? They are really yummy! I found mine at Target, and you want to pick up at least 20 Pop Tarts (or 10 sets) because 2 fit into our Kraft Gift Boxes perfectly, and they come in a set of 10. Of course, you could make a Christmas version of this project and substitute a holiday flavor!

But sticking with the pumpkin theme, here are two options~ I used the Sweets & Treats stamp set (all supplies listed below) to create one of these boxes and the Pretty Pumpkins bundle to create an alternate version:

A quick video tutorial for you:

Product List
Kraft Gift Boxes 
$10.00
Sweets & Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper
$18.00
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

Merriest Moments

The Merriest Moments bundle is MAGICAL: With the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder, you can emboss the foliage frame AND cut it at the same time!

This first card shows the frame embossed in Evening Evergreen card stock and cut down to the smallest size. It’s a simple layout which uses some of the (now out of stock) Be Dazzling specialty paper we offered for Sale-a-Bration for the small flowers, but foil or glimmer paper could be used for that touch of bling that just makes it eye-catching.

You can also layer the smaller frame on the larger die, which fits inside the embossing folder the best. For this version, I added a Cherry Cobbler poinsettia with a few gold leaves, an often overlooked embellishment from the current mini catalog:

Finally, shake up the colors and use a bit of the Soft Seafoam pattern from the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper and leave off the frame for a completely different look:

I’ve created a tutorial for this last card…print and try it!

You’ll spend many merry moments playing with this product bundle in your craft room! Let me know how you like it.