Month: November 2016

Stampin’ Up Year End Clearance Starts Tomorrow- December 1st

November 30, 2016


Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout Sale starts Tomorrow -December 1!

  This super sale will run through January 3.  The sale will include:

  • The Retiring List.  SU will release its “retiring list” of items in the Holiday Catalog – items that will no longer be available after they are sold out.  Look for the list tomorrow here on my blog!
    • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, and after that date,  they will only be available while supplies last.
    • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
    •  All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3- get them if you want them- don’t you hate scouring ebay for a high priced item after it is discontinued!!!
  • A Closeout Sale.  Many of the retiring items and high-inventory items will be offered at a discount between December 1 and January 3 as well. Yippee!  High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.

Come back tomorrow for more information, kids!


SU Gift Card Holders using Hostess set Time of Year

November 28, 2016

Looking for a neat way to give a gift card this holiday season? Here is a quick and easy one..


I made two versions of the card using the SU Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Pack full of “warm” patterns. I used a hostess stamp set from the Annual Catalog called Time of Year . It is a versatile set with all occasion sentiments. As you can see I created a Christmas and a Birthday card.

Here are some directions:

First, you score a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ on the 11″ side. You then fold back the 2 3/4 portion into the inside 5 1/2″ score fold (see photo below). On the edge that will fold back to the 5 1/2″ score, trim 1/8″ off so it fits flat unimpeded by the fold.


Now slide that trimmed edge the whole way inside the Classic Label Punch in the middle of the paper. After you punch the slot, you will have to slide the punch 1/8″ to the left and then right to widen the slot for the gift card holder. See photos below:




Adhere the flap down around the edges of the flap so the gift card has a pocket to slide into.


To hold the card closed just pop some dimensionals on the top right hand corner under something like the circle I have with the holly and berries or the birthday cake (off hand, I can’t remember where it came from) on it and slide the flap under it. The confetti comes from a new stamp coming out in the Ocassions Catalog.

Here is the Birthday version:



This is one of the cutest ways I have seen to make a quick and easy gift card holder…I bet you can’t resist making one now…have fun and share it with me if you make one!

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SU Totally Trees with Stitched Shapes Framelits

November 25, 2016

I was playing around with the SU Totally Trees stamp set this weekend…LOVE IT!

So many fun things to do with a set with this many images…


I also had the SU Stitched Shapes Framelits on my desk so I introduced them to each other, and this is what came out of it:


I even invited two of the newer In Colors 2016-18- Flirty Flamingo and Peek-a-boo Peach to the party. I think they hit it off, don’t you think?

The sentiment is from SU Bunch of Blossoms stamp set. Don’t overlook this stamp set with its coordinating punch either! I really like the font used for the sentiments in this set and they fit in the Stitched Shapes Framelits, too…and the parts of the flowers kind of look like seashells and starfish to me.  Gotta love the stems, too. I need to make you a card soon to show it off, huh?


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Online Extravaganza starts Monday, Nov. 21!!

November 20, 2016




Here is how the sections of the flyer break down:

You will notice the first 2 sections specify exact dates – Nov 21 and Nov 28. 

These are like ‘doorbusters’  and  SU calls them 24 Hour Flash Sales.  

Historically, they sell out fast!  If you want to email me your order, get it to me by Sunday night.   I will be up at 2 am placing orders for these.

Call or text me at 724-323-2296 or email

The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 ONLY and runs
through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.   (Items listed are enamel shapes, Ombre pads, Embellished Ornaments, Gift Bag and Gift Box punch boards. )

The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28th ONLY
runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day. (Items listed are Flurry of Wishes, Flurry Punch, magnetic platform, Playful Palette DSP, Bell Punch)

The next section on the flyer is for items that are on sale at  10% off the whole week, Nov 21-28.

The next section is for items that are on sale at 20% off for the whole week, Nov 21-28.

And so on for 30% and 40% off for the whole week, Nov 21 – 28…

Small Print on the flyer: 

Pay attention to those little * – especially the **which are  only available while supplies last:

 *Retiring item

**Retiring item; only available while supplies last

***Paper Pumpkin items only available while supplies last

The most important thing is to get your order to me ahead of time to have the best chance of getting the 24-hour Flash sale items!

Some other things to note:

-You can order regular catalog items with your order – it does not have to be placed separately .  Remember that there are 9 stamp sets on sale until the end of the month.




Triple Time Stamping with SU Paisleys and Posies

November 15, 2016

I pulled out an oldie but goodie technique called Triple Time Stamping that I thought would be fun to do with the SU Paisleys and Posies Bundle. I used some trendy colors- Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon, and Rich Razzleberry with Very Vanilla as a neutral card base.


When I was looking for the measurements for this card, I checked way back to a post from June 2013 when I did a card with the retired SU Wonderfall stamp set. It was quite simple when we did it at class but I remember how impressed my class and I were with the technique. And, I have to say, just last month, we were all still impressed with the technique! Here is the card from 2013:


So, how do you make one yourself? Here is a tutorial:

Triple Time Stamping Instructions for an A2 sized card-

You can use any stamp set!
The dimensions for the stamped and bordered cardstock  on the Paisleys and Posies Card above are as follows:
  Very Vanilla (VV) to bordered colored cardstock (Emerald Envy on this card). 
     2″ x 3 ¼ ” to  2 1/4 ” x 3 ½ ”
    3″ x 4 ¼ ” to  3 1/4” x 4 ½ ”
                               4″ x 5 ¼ ” to  5 1/2” x 8 ½ ” (folded card)

1. Place a small dab of SU Two-way glue in the center of each Very Vanilla (VV) cardstock (CS) and let dry so it becomes tacky. You can also use a bit of repositionable tape, just remember you will be taking each piece apart in the end.
2. Using the tackiness of the glue or repositionable tape, center the smallest VV CS on the medium sized VV CS. Then center the medium-sized one onto the largest VV CS.
3. Firmly stamp the Paisley images in Emerald Envy, Rich Razzleberry, and Delightful Dijon inks over all three VV CS pieces that are tacked together. You will notice a break in the image around where the papers end but this will be covered up once you mount it on the Emerald Envy base that goes between each VV stamped piece.
4. Carefully separate the three VV CS pieces and mount the largest one on the Emerald Envy card base.
5. Place the medium sized VV CS onto its corresponding Emerald Envy border and mount to the card base with the stamped Paisley images matching up.
6. Mount the smallest VV CS stamped image onto theEmerald Envy CS.
7. Mount the smallest bordered image onto the medium-sized bordered image and add the die cut flourish with a metal rimmed pearl. 

If you have not tried triple-time stamping, I encourage you to do one- it still WOWs me!

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