Eden’s Garden Swap Share

Greetings my stamping friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Guess what arrived in my mailbox today? If you guessed my bag of swap cards, then you are right! They are amazing and I am going to share them all with you today in this post — 13 cards. So get your favorite snack and something to drink before the show begins.

Created by Suzanne Taylor
Created by Sharon Chapa
Created by Socorro Gonzalez-Brey
Created by Suzanne Hagan
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Created by Glenda Hennick
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Created by Cheryl Holtman
Created by Leslie Bumgarner
Created by Cheryl Fladager
Created by Amy Storrie
Created by Jann McCollom
Created by Susan Ferguson
Created by Cheryl Bivens
Created by Brenda Paulson
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I have created a master list of products used in the projects with hyperlinks below. All of these cards use the Eden’s Garden Suite of products, but some use different card stocks as the card bases, ink colors, etc. I have attempted to list each product for your convenience so you can easily add what you need to your shopping cart if you want to try to recreate any of these cards:

Product List

There are a few cards where I was not sure what dies or punches were used. If you need measurements, just ask me.

I hope you enjoyed this swap share. I enjoyed participating in it and we have plans for more in the near future.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends!


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Hello There from Eden’s Garden

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you are doing well as you count down the days until Thanksgiving.

Today I want to share with you a project I made for a card swap with some of my Connect & Create Team members using a new product suite that is being offered now as a pre-release purchase from the January to June 2022 Mini Catalog – Eden’s Garden Suite. (The swaps have been mailed to all participants so hopefully I am not spoiling anyone’s surprise!)

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of my project:

Product List

Below are the product item numbers for the collection as a whole and then for each item individually:

Product List

These sneak peek products are available now through January 2, 2022. I can say that the designer series paper is phenomenal and very versatile — I have seen many cards made using this paper for Christmas cards.

If you have any questions on how you can duplicate this design or how to place an online order, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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A Peaceful Christmas by Paper Pumpkin

Greetings my stamping friends. This week we will be celebrating Thanksgiving! Wow, where did the time go this year? It seems like it was just a few months ago that my husband and I were closing on our new home and preparing for our move to Aubrey, Texas. That was in March …

By this time of year I have typically completed all of my Christmas cards and have them addressed and ready to go into the mail just after Thanksgiving. This year, not so much.

To help me get a quick start, I pulled out my October 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Peaceful Christmas. I was not disappointed with how quick and easy the projects were, and how beautiful the completed cards turned out.

First, here is everything that came as part of the kit …

This particular kit included enough supplies to create 10 cards, five each of two designs (and, as with all of the Paper Pumpkin kits, included coordinating envelopes):

This kit was super quick and easy as you can see by watching this quick how to video (new videos are published each month once the kits have been shipped):

If you are not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, the deadline for each month’s kit is the 10th of the month. If you wish to receive the December 2021 kit — Lots of Pun — you have until December 10, 2021 to do so. See below for more information about this upcoming kit.

LOTS OF PUN by Paper Pumpkin (coming December 2021)

What’s not to “loaf” about a punny joke? It never hurts to have a little laughter, light-heartedness, and humor sprinkled into your schedule. If you’re a fan of fun, get a kick out of clever crafts, and can’t keep it together when you hear a classic knee-slapper, you’ll go bananas over this month’s cute ‘n’ quirky kit!

The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent!

Pick up your friends and family with pun-filled projects. December’s delightful kit is sure to make ‘em smile!

You have options for becoming a subscriber. You can pre-purchase subscriptions of 3, 6 or 12 months or subscribe month-to-month. See the below thumbnails for the pricing options. The month-to-month price is $22.00. All prices include shipping.

Product List

If you wish to become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you will also need to create an account with an active email account. HERE is my personalized link for your convenience.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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A Batter Up! Happiest of Birthdays

Monday is my grandson Jayson’s 15th birthday and I wanted to make him a card that he would appreciate and would be age-appropriate. He has played league baseball for many years and I still had some pieces left over from the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit – Batter Up!

Using those pieces as my card base and embellishments, I then browsed my vast collection of stamp sets and found two that would help me create the perfect card – Biggest Wish and Happiest of Birthdays. So with these two stamp sets, a few scrap pieces of Basic White card stock and some ink I had my card.

Believe it or not, I did not have the Playful Alphabet Dies (for the 15th) so I had to freehand it. I need to add those to my wish list because they would have made the card perfect.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I did use in the design of this card, with the exception of the card case and wood bats and baseball embellishments from the Paper Pumpkin kit. I have included the super convenient hyperlinks so you can easily add the items you need to your shopping cart:

Product List

If you have any questions regarding this project, please do not hesitate to ask me.

We had an early celebration with Jayson on Saturday. He picked the restaurant – The Olive Garden – and he enjoyed the Tour of Italy, followed by Italian Donuts for dessert. They grow up way too fast.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.

Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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Blessings of Home @ Home

Greetings my stamping friends. I have been MIA for a very long time – at least from this page. Moving into a new home, new health complications and life in general have a way of redirecting one’s best plans from time to time, and for me this has been the past six months or so.

Just last weekend, thousands of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators gathered virtually online and took part in OnStage @ Home — #onstageathome — in place of gathering in person for training and stamping presentations. During the three days of gathering we were treated to sneak peeks of new products that will be offered in the upcoming January to June 2022 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog that starts on January 4, 2022 through February 28, 2022.

As part of the registration, we had the option to preorder a suite of products that will be available in the January to June 2022 Mini Catalog called the Heart & Home Suite. During a portion of the program on Saturday called the Stamp & Share Experience, we made the following projects which all use the products from the Heart & Home Suite.

Since these products are not yet available for purchase, I cannot provide you with quicklinks for adding these items to your shopping cart, but I can share with you photos of the new products since I have them in my possession — just one of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, getting products before they are available to the public!

I had so much fun getting my fingers all inky again and I realized how much I have missed creating these past months.

When is the last time you got your craft supplies out and created something? I would love to see what you have made. Drop me a comment with your photos or send me a post on Facebook.

I have so many new products on my desk and it is my hope and goal to use them all before the release of the new catalog in January! I hope you will stay tuned for more fun and exciting projects to comel.

If you have any questions about the upcoming catalogs or how you can get your hands on the new products before they are available for sale to the public, please contact me!

Thank you for stopping today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale!

Greetings my stamping friends! Sorry for the late notification for this promotion, but did you know there was a SALE on cardstock, ink pads and dies in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog?

Fold, snip, layer, and stamp! During the Seasonal Sale, you can stock up and save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies. Build up your collection of crafting basics—and prepare for another year of top-tier projects—with a steal of a deal on papercrafting products!


  • The sale will run for three days only.
  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only.
  • Please note that items available vary by market based on shipping constraints and product availability.

The deadline to place an online order is Thursday, November 18, 2021, 11:50 pm (MT).

Click HERE to view the included products and to place your online order today before time runs out!

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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Be Cool. Be Chill. Be Merry.

Greetings my stamping friends. As I mentioned in my last post, I have many products from the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure. With so many great new products to choose from, it was hard to decide which ones to use first. I finally chose the Penguin Place Bundle that has coordinating designer series paper that is FREE during Sale-a-bration, Penguin Playmates.

I created the background by cutting 1/2” from each of the designs of the Penguin Playmates DSP and attached them to a roughly 4” x 5.25” piece of Basic White Cardstock using Multipurpose Glue. I then attached the completed panel to a 8.50” x 5.50” piece of Thick Basic White Cardstock that was scored and folded at 4.25”.

The penguin, fox and bear are from one of the Penguin Playmates DSP designs (pp. 4-5 of SAB). The Penguin Builder punch (p. 33 of Mini) cuts out the penguin and then I fussy cut the other two. I added a Wonderful Snowflake from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite (p. 25 of Mini) and attached the animals using dimensionals. For the bear, I just used a dimensional behind his head.

The sentiment is from the Penguin Place stamp set (p. 33 of Mini). Both the stamp set and builder punch can be purchased separately, or together as a bundle which will save you 10%.

My finishing touch was to wrap a piece of White Glittered Organdy Ribbon from the Peaceful Place Suite (p. 37) from the inside of the card to the front and finish off with a bow.

As you will note, I used products from three different bundles/suites which is a perfect example of how well Stampin’ Up! products coordinate with each other. Just one of the many reasons why I love using them.

Now to show you how to “Sale-a-brate”: The Penguin Place Bundle, Wonderful Snowflakes, and White Glittered Organdy Ribbon total $46.00 (before taxes and shipping). By adding a package of Dimensionals ($4.00) to your order, you have earned the Penguin Playmates DSP for FREE during Sale-a-bration.

You will be able to start ordering these new products on August 3. If you don’t want to wait, you can become a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator and choose items from the Mini Catalog as part of your Starter Kit. Just ask me how to join!

If you have any questions about this project or the new products coming soon, all you need to do is contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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August – December 2021 Mini Catalog & Sale-a-bration: COMING SOON!

Greetings my stamping friends! I hope you all are having a marvelous Summer with family and friends.

Did you know that the July (now August) – December 2021 Mini Catalog (or, as I like to refer to it – the Holiday Catalog) goes live on August 3, 2021? We will also be celebrating a new month of Sale-a-bration (yay, FREE STUFF)! If you are a current customer of mine, you should have received complimentary catalogs from me by mail through Stampin’ Up!’s mailing service. If you have not received one by July 27 and want one, please reach out to me and I will send you one by mail directly from my home. Or if you happen to be near my new home in Aubrey, Texas, feel free to give me a call and I can leave one for you on my doorstep.

I have already placed (and received) my pre-order from this new Mini Catalog. My favorite perk of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is being able order all the new products a month before they become available to the public. Ask me how you can take advantage of this perk.

I am going to be working on new projects with the new bundles and suites of products that I have added to my collection, so be sure that you are “subscribed” to receive notifications when I make new posts to my blog!

I also plan to have a new catalog Open House in August and would love you to come and make a card with me and make some new friends. I will have more information to share with you about this event soon.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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Designer Series Paper Sale!

Greetings my stamping friends! I wanted to pop on and share with you one of the promotions being offered by Stampin’ Up! now through August 2, 2021 — select Designer Series Papers are on sale!

I don’t know about you, but I love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

I have added quick link thumbnails below so you can add these gorgeous Designer Series Papers to your shopping cart:

(If you need to see a better/larger image of these products, just click on the thumbnails above.)

If you have any questions regarding this promotion, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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An “All Star” Card for my Grandson

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you all had a safe and Happy 4th of July! One of my dogs is completely traumatized by the hundreds of fireworks that have been set off in our neighborhood starting last Friday, but thankfully the celebration did not continue into Monday night.

It has been a while since I have actually sat down at my craft table with paper, inks and stamps. I needed a card for my grandson, Jayson, who just finished his season of league baseball (he’s 14 and an amazing young man). Sadly we were only able to make it to a few games this season due to constant rain and game cancellations, but his team ended up finishing 2nd in their division in June. I wanted to send him a baseball-themed card and I was so glad that Paper Pumpkin had such a themed kit for May 2021. This made my project quick and easy since all I needed to do was assemble and some light stamping.

Here is the card I made for Jayson which I will be mailing to him this week so he receives some happy mail.

For this card, the elements on the front of the card are all die cut pieces and adhesive embellishments (the red and yellow dots). The only stamping I did on this project was the sentiment on the inside of the card using the stamp set that was included with the kit. And, yes, the Double Bubble gum was included as part of the kit. I would give these to Jayson if I wasn’t mailing it to him.

Paper Pumpkin kits are an amazing value at $22.00 per month, plus taxes (shipping is included). They are also great for a beginning stamper who is not yet ready to take the leap into building a collection of crafting supplies. Everything that you need to create the projects are included in your kit (except for scissors).

Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create 12 motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity!

If you are not a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber, there is still time to subscribe to the July kit – The Adventure Begins. Last day to subscribe for the current month’s kit is always the 10th of the month, so this means July 10 for this kit. Below is a personal link to my subscribe page:


If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin or any other Stampin’ Up!® products, please ask.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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