Boughs of Holly Suite

Greetings my stamping friends! I am sharing with you today another Christmas card I created using new products from the July to December 2022 Mini Catalog. This project uses items from the Boughs of Holly Suite collection which you will find starting at page 24 of the Mini Catalog.

I love when Stampin’ Up! puts a suite of products together for us. Don’t you? I mean their products coordinate so well together on their own but grouping them in suites just makes it so much easier to create beautiful projects.

Okay, here is today’s project!

This design came together fairly quickly after I narrowed down the pattern of designer series paper I wanted to use. It’s really a hard choice to make when they are all so pretty!

I left a wider border on my card base than I typically do, cutting my bottom card stock out of Mossy Meadow at 4.75″ x 3.50″ and the DSP at 4-5/8″ x 3-3/8″. This layer of the card is attached flat to the Basic White card base (8.50″ x 5.50″ – scored @ 4.25″) with multipurpose glue.

I used the label die from the coordinating set of Holly Berry dies and cut out the largest label with the attached holly leaves out of Basic White card stock. I cut the solid piece of the leaf backing out of Mossy Meadow and attached to the back of the label carefully with multipurpose glue. I stamped my greeting on the label with Mossy Meadow Ink and attached to card with dimensionals.

I colored the Textural Elements with Stampin’ Blends (dark Real Red and Crumb Cake) and colored the berries with Wink of Stella. Once dried I tucked them behind the tag using a glue dot to secure them in place. I tucked in two Gold Holly Leaves behind the Textural Elements using multipurpose glue to secure them to the card. On the left side of the tag, I attached another Gold Holly Leaf with a mini dimensional.

I made small bows with the gold thread from Simply Elegant Trim and attached to front of tag over the Textural Elements securing them with a glue dot. Lastly, I placed three Festive Pearls in the Soft Succulent color randomly on the card front.

If you want to make this card yourself, here are the Stampin’ Up! supplies you will need:

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It’s never too early to start working on making your Christmas cards. If I get enough people interested, I will put together a monthly stamp-a-stack at my home. During each month’s event we will make a series of cards that you can send to your friends and family for the upcoming season. They would be pleased as punch to get a handmade card from you – trust me! Drop me an email at and let me know if you are interested.

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding this project, the supplies you need to make a similar card, or taking advantage of the benefits of SALE-A-BRATION that are available now through August 31, 2022, please ask me. I am always here to help.

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 Christmas Barn Shaker Card – In July, Oh My!

Greetings my stamping friends! As you can see, my website is back in working order. Thankfully I was able to get it back online with the help of the professionals at DreamHost. I am so thankful that I bit the bullet a few years ago and paid to have a hosted website. It has paid for itself on more than one occasion!

While I am still waiting on my packages of swap cards to arrive back in the mail, I wanted to share with you a Christmas in July card that I made using the Christmas Barn Bundle from page 28 of the July to December 2022 Mini Catalog. This was one of my must have bundles that I was going to use in one of the group swaps, but we didn’t have enough participants for the last group. Their loss is your gain!

This is a “shaker card”. I used one of the clear envelopes* around the decorated layer and enclosed about three pinches of the Effervescent Elements before sealing it up and attaching to the card base with Tear & Tape. If I had sequins, that would have been better, but I didn’t have any that was current product.

(*NOTE: The clear envelope with be larger than the layer of the card. You will folder over the adhesive end as far as you can. You will then need to use a piece of Tear & Tape at top to turn down approximately .25″ to make it a tight fit to piece.)

I used a piece of the Pine Trees DSP from the Boughs of Holly 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper pack which I cut down to 4″ x 5.25″ and matted with Mossy Meadow card stock cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.

For the barn itself, I stamped it once on Basic White card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I also stamped it on Real Red card stock and hand cut the body of the barn and the chimney and glued them over the Basic White piece. I brushed all the white areas with Wink of Stella to make the snow glittery.

If you want to try and make one of these shaker cards yourself, here is what you will need to get started:

Product List

If you need additional information regarding the design elements of this project, do not hesitate to contact me.

Don’t forget that between now and August 31, 2022, you receive FREE products as part of Sale-A-Bration for every $50.00 (before tax and shipping) you spend! Don’t miss out on getting FREE STUFF!

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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Amazing Silhouettes with Honeybee Home – Mystery Stamping

Greetings my stamping friends! I wanted to share a quick project with you from a recent team meeting which was a “mystery stamping” project. We were given dimensions of cardstock and designer series paper for cutting and then walked through our project assembly step by step. We each selected our own stamp set and colors.

Here is my finished project which uses the Amazing Silhouettes and Honeybee Home stamp sets from the January – June Mini Catalog and the Design a Daydream Designer Series Paper (a host reward item) from the brand new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog:

This project included a fun-fold. The supplies and dimensions are provided below:

  1. Card Base colored cs: 4-1/4″ x 9-3/4″, scored at 4-1/4″
  2. Same color cs as card base: 4″ x 1-1/4″, score along one of the short ends at 1/2″
  3. Basic White for inside: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  4. DSP pattern 1: 4″ x 4″
  5. DSP pattern 2: 4″ x 1-1/4″
  6. Basic White: 2-3/4″ X 2-3/4″ or a die cut of a similar size
  7. Coordinating color cs (different or same as card base): 3″ x 3″ (if desired to layer under shape from above)
  8. Coordinating Ribbon: 12″
  9. Stamps/dies to create a focal point on Basic White cs shape from #6, and on inside if desired.
  10. Ink colors for stamping as desired.
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This was a really fun and easy card layout. And with all of us choosing our own papers and stamp sets, the variety of finished projects was spectacular. If you have any questions regarding this project or how to assemble the parts, please just 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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Happy New Catalog Week!

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for—the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog is finally here! We hope you’re as excited as we are about our biggest publication of the year.

Are you ready for a year filled with friendship, fun, creativity, and connection? That’s what our Annual Catalog is all about! With the turn of every page, you’ll find stunning product suites, inspiring project ideas, and the kind of coordination you can’t find anywhere else.

Prepare to share what you love about the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog with your friends! I promise you are going to love it (and want it) all!

If you have placed an order with me during the past year or so you should have automatically received a printed copy of the new Annual Catalog in the mail by now. If not, reach out and ask for a copy. I would be more than happy to mail you one. The products look so much better when looking at them in a catalog, rather than on a computer screen or tiny phone screen (wink wink).

There is also a link to an electronic copy of the catalog on my Blog’s home page in the right margin, but HERE it is just in case. You can also download a PDF version by clicking on the down arrow with the underscore in the upper left corner of the page. (You will need to retrieve the file from you Downloads folder and save it to your computer.)

Thank you for stopping by today. I have lots of new projects to share with you using new products from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog now that I have made it through my taxes and have started a dispute on my property appraisal (adulting is hard, y’all!).

Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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Saying Goodbye to Blossoms in Bloom

Greetings my stamping friends. Continuing our tour of stamp sets that are retiring from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, Project No. 2 uses the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and coordinating Many Layered Blooms Dies. (NOTE: The cardstock base in Crumb Cake, Basic White cardstock, Poppy Parade Ink and adhesives are not among the items retiring on May 2, 2022.)

I have to admit this is the first time I have used this product bundle, which sadly is not uncommon for me. How about you?

I stamped the largest flower stamp from the set on a piece of 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Basic White cardstock in Bumblebee using my Stamparatus just in case I wanted to restamp some areas and to make sure I had even transfer of the ink from the stamp. Perfect stamp impression on the first attempt. I love my Stamparatus and highly recommend this tool if you struggle getting a perfect stamp image on your first attempt with larger stamps.

Next I used the two-step dies with the ombre (glimmer) specialty paper and cut the bottom layer with the darker ombre portion and the top layer with the lighter portion. I hope the glimmer shows in the photo. It is really beautiful IRL.

The Basic White stamped piece is attached to the Crumb Cake card base using dimensionals. I cut the banner flag end using the Banners Pick a Punch and attached that using dimensionals as well. The final touch are the Silver & Clear Epoxy Essential embellishments.

While this card may look difficult, it was actually quick and easy. With the right tools, everything is possible and here Stampin’ Up! has provided you with the perfect tools to make beautiful cards just like this one in almost any color of the rainbow!

If you want to get your own set of tools before they are gone for good, here are the hyperlink thumbnails that will make it quick and easy to add these products to your shopping cart:

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Just to recap, the retiring products are as follows:

  • Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set
  • Many Layered Blossoms Dies
  • Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Ombre Special Paper 12 x 12
  • Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials Embellishments

If you have any questions on ordering retiring products or have difficulty placing an order, please let me know. Keep in mind that these products are only available while supplies last. Once they are sold out, they will be turned off in the ordering system.

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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Saying Goodbye to Always in My Heart

Greetings my stamping friends. It is time to begin our tour of stamp sets that are retiring from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I have approximately 31 stamp sets (and some include bundles of dies or punches) that are included on this Last Chance Products List, so this means I have at least 31 opportunities to share projects with you. This doesn’t include, of course, all of the papers and embellishments – I will try to incorporate all of those into my 31 stamp set projects. Whew!

Project No. 1 uses the Always in My Heart stamp set and coordinating Floral Heart Dies. (NOTE: The cardstock base Pale Papaya, Basic White cardstock, Gold Foil Paper and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and adhesives are not among the items retiring on May 2, 2022.)

I placed one of the Square Vellum Doilies behind the die cut filigree heart to fill in the blank heart area since I opted to place my banner sentiment lower on the heart.

If you wish to order any of these products, below are the hyperlink thumbnails to making adding these items to your shopping cart a breeze:

Product List

Just to recap, the retiring products are:

  • Always in My Heart Stamp Set
  • Floral Heart Dies
  • Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper
  • Square Vellum Doilies
  • Metallic Pearls

I received some Happy Mail today from the Stampin’ Up Home Office!

I received my Recognition Pin for my Title Advancement to Silver! Woohoo! A special thank you to my new team member, Holly Waddell, for making this possible. Also to my incredible team leader, Amy Storrie, for never giving up on me.

I truly love what I do and I love sharing it with you all. I hope you love seeing what I create as much as I love creating it.

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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Flowering Rain Boots in Full Bloom

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you all are doing well and have seen my notice from yesterday about the Last Chance Product List for the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. If not, be sure to review my blog post from yesterday.

From now until the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog sales periods comes to an end, I am going to feature projects in my blog posts using products that are going to be retired.

Today’s project uses the Flowering Rain Boots Bundle from the January to June 2022 Mini Catalog in the retiring 2020-2022 In Colors.

I had also stamped and die cut the flowerpot and sunflowers, but felt it would be too crowded to add that additional element to the front of the card; however, I may just add it to the inside!

With the exception of the Basic White cardstock and the adhesives, everything I used in the design of this card will retire (will not be available for purchase in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog).

In case you need to add these supplies to your crafting arsenal before they are gone for good, here are the hyperlink thumbnails to make your shopping quick and easy:

Product List

PRICE INCREASE: It has been announced that there will be a price increase on several staple products (such as cardstock, inks and more) in the new catalog beginning May 3. Now would be a great time to stock up on some of these products at the lower price.

If you have any questions on the dimensions of the project, please do not hesitate to contact me.

REMEMBER: Retiring products are available only while supplies last. The first items to sell out are the In Colors (papers, inks and embellishments) so don’t wait too long to get what you need and want.

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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Last Chance Products – While Supplies Last!

Greetings my stamping friends.

The 2021–2022 Annual Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement; however, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good while also saving up to 50% on essential craft supplies. So, what are you waiting for? Start shopping now! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are links to both a PDF and an Excel Spreadsheet of the products that will be retiring from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog:

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE or FOMO: I would suggest that you shop for the products you want right away since these items are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Once they are sold out, they will no longer be available for purchase from Stampin’ Up!.


  • For this catalog’s Last Chance Products promotion, a Carryover List will not be provided; carryover products can be viewed in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. 
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. When they are, they will vary from one market to another depending on product performance.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.

If you have any questions or need help placing your order, please do not hesitate to contact me. However, please note that placing your order through the online portal is the quickest way to guaranty you get what you want before it is sold out!

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


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Hi-Yo Silver – It’s Happy Mail!

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you are all doing well and finding a little time during your day to get your fingers ink-stained from playing with your inks, stamps and papercrafting tools.

I received some “Happy Mail” last weekend from my Team Leader, Amy Storrie, in recognition of my title advancement to Silver with Stampin’ Up! I was so happy to receive something that was not a mortgage statement or a utility bill. Happy Mail which includes a handmade card is the best kind of all.

Included in the package was a bundle of silvery products from Stampin’ Up! – Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a roll of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon all tied up with a pretty ribbon. I am part of an amazing team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who are also some of my best friends who I would have never met if not for our mutual love of rubber stamps.

Becoming an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator was one of the best decisions I ever made (way back in 2009). If you would like information on how y0u too can JOIN THE FUN and become a member of my team. See below for more information.



Do you love to craft? Would you like to work from home? Do you enjoy people? Then becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator may be the perfect opportunity for you. Join now and with your Starter Kit you’ll also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit. (Ask me for more information about Stampin’ Up!’s papercrafting subscription service.)

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!


Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit is completely customizable. Build it your way! For just $99, you get:

* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products.
* A business supply pack.
*A free Paper Pumpkin kit! (Ask me for more information about this subscription service.)

That’s a great value for only $99!

Becoming a member of my team is easy. Just click HERE and following the easy steps!

As always, if you have any questions, I am here to help you. All you need to do is call me or send me an email. My contact information can be found in the top right of my Blog Home page.

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


PS Why not take some time this week to send out your own Happy Mail.

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Savings Are in Bloom at Stampin’ Up! in March

Greetings my stamping friends. Have you noticed something different about my Blog? I had to change my header due to some compliance issues with Stampin’ Up! It’s still the same ol’ me with the same great products and projects, so no need to panic (no, seriously).

Now for the latest news from Stampin’ Up! …

If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet your mini crafting companion: the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! If this is your first encounter, allow me to introduce you.

This mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s the perfect pick for budding beginners who want to branch out, papercrafting pros who want to craft on the go, or those who are short on storage space! With this trusty tool, any crafter can make precise cuts and embossed designs for their projects with one pass.

Starting 1 March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Please note that items that can be purchased with the 50% off item Stampin’ Reward include full-priced items and regularly discounted stamp/tool bundles only. The 20% off the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the 20% off bundles that are part of the Savings Are in Bloom promotion are not available for purchase at 50% off the deeper discounted price.

Take your crafting to the next level—and encourage your friends to do the same. Keep reading for all the details about this discount!

Below are the select product bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March:

You’ll find the products available* during this promotion below, along with their discounted prices:

150673Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine$60.00 $48.00 USD
158382All Squared Away Bundle$50.00 $40.00 USD
156227Art Gallery Bundle$56.00 $44.75 USD
155834Beauty of Friendship Bundle$58.00 $46.25 USD
154065Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle$57.00 $45.50 USD
156220Garden Wishes Bundle$57.00 $45.50 USD
159519Hydrangea Haven Bundle$58.00 $46.25 USD
155674Pansy Patch Bundle$57.00 $45.50 USD
155847Quiet Meadow Bundle$59.00 $47.00 USD
158359Seascape Bundle$52.00 $41.50 USD
155823Sweet as a Peach Bundle$41.00 $32.75 USD
159529Welcoming Window Bundle$56.00 $44.75 USD
155845What’s Cookin’ Bundle$51.00 $40.75 USD
155507Wild Cats Bundle$43.00 $34.25 USD

*Products are available in all markets while supplies last. Offer may vary from market to market depending on product availability.

Attached is a PDF which includes images of the product bundles along with the order numbers. You can download a copy of the document by clicking the “download” button beneath it. You will notice that some of these bundles are returning savings which is a great opportunity and twice the savings over the usual bundle purchase (cha-ching!).

Do not miss out on the opportunity to cash in on these incredible savings during March. If you have any questions, you just need to ask me.

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


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