Month: December 2017

Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek- Epic Celebrations

December 15, 2017

A card swap I participate in picked Sale-a-Bration freebies for the focus this month.
I was super excited to get out my new toys and play.
One stamp set that caught my eye was Epic Celebrations- a great stamp to use for teens:)

I thought the color block design really showed off the images with some fun bright colors! The guitar image is stamped on a piece of 1-7/8″ x 5″ Bermuda Bay cardstock and the headphones and the sneakers images are stamped on Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst cardstock,  both cut to  1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″.  *Keep these measurements on hand;) I set the color block pattern on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White cardstock on a black card base.  I used a 1-1/4″ circle punch for the sentiment and bordered it with a 1-1/2″ black circle. A little color decorates the inside.

I used my Number of Years stamp set with the Large Numbers Framelits, too.

Sale-a-bration begins on January 3 and for every $50 you spend, you get to choose from a number of fun new stamps, embellishments, and more. This year, you even get to pick an exclusive stamp set or a set of thinlits for a $100 purchase. 

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

Craft Project Central December Project #3

December 12, 2017

It’s my turn to share at Craft Project Central

Climbing Orchid Ensemble!  

Using the Climbing Orchid Bundle and the Color Theory Designer Series Paper, you will be making three cards with versatile sentiments like thinking of you, hello, and Enjoy today to be used for sympathy, birthday, wedding, or keeping in touch. You will box up your ensemble in a decorated acetate card box. The layout of the cards allows for an economical use of the Designer Series Paper and a replicable design to make more cards with other stamp sets.


Don’t forget to play along with the Creating Pretty Cards Challenge # 78.

You could win a free month’s tutorial of your choice!


SU Merry Cafe Candle with Gift Card

December 8, 2017

I made up some little Christmas gifts this weekend using the SU Merry Cafe stamp set and the Coffee Cup Framelits. I was inspired by Christine Miller’s holder that I tweaked a teensy bit putting together.

Start with a 2-3/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock.  On the 11″ side, score at 1/2″, 3-1/4″, 3-3/4″, and 6-1/2″. On the 1/2″ section, place Tear & Tape. In the next section, die cut or punch a circle to fit whatever size candle etc. you want to place in the holder.

Next, on a 2-1/2″ x 9-1/4″ piece of cardstock, score at 1/2″ on the 2-1/2″ side. On the 9-1/4″ side, score at 1/2″, 3-1/4″, 6″ and 8-3/4″.  Snip each of the 1/2″ sections on the long side into angles as shown below. Place Tear & Tape on the two 1/2″ x 2″ sections on each end and the middle section.

Flip over the cardstock and place Tear & Tape on the other two sections as shown below.

On the piece of cardstock with the circle cut out, place a 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Coffee Break DSP. Fold up and adhere the 1/2″ section with the Tear & Tape to the DSP covered panel as shown below.

Adhere the other piece of cardstock to the cardstock above as shown below.

Here is another pic that shows it adhered on the bottom. Remove the other pieces of Tear & Tape from the other flaps and slip into the sides of the bottom.

Next, attach the last two flaps behind the tall side of the box as shown below.

Adhere three 2-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ pieces of Coffee Break DSP to the sides of the box as shown below.

Stamp the sentiment for the gift card tag and adhere to the gift card. I used a 2-1/2″ circle punch for the Real Red, a 2-1/4″ circle punch for the Early Espresso, and a 2″ circle punch for the Whisper White circle.

I used some Garden Green patterned paper from the Be Merry DSP for the coffee cup tag. I adhered the DSP to a white cup base to make it sturdier. I placed the candle holder into a cello bag and closed with some burlap twine.

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Craft Project Central December Project # 2


December 7, 2017

Next up for Craft Project Central is …

  Buffy Cooper

You’ve Been Tagged! 

How many times have you needed a gift tag or a bookmark or a quick embellishment for a card? Here’s your answer! With this tutorial, you’ll use the Oh So Eclectic Bundle and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper to create a box full of tags – twelve, to be exact. You can add the tags to a gift box or bag, a card, a bottle of your favorite libation, or even use a tag as bookmark for those people who still read “real” books. 

This would make a fun stamp camp or product-based class.

Stamparatus Reservation Opens at 2 pm TODAY

December 5, 2017

*Stamparatus Reservations open at 2pm (MT) on December 5th
and run through December 30th.

Stampin’ Up will not close the the reservations until December 30th-  taking as many reservations as they get whether it is 100 or 100,00!

The Stamparatus orders will be shipped in the order that the reservations were made i.e. the first to reserve will be the first to receive in the March 19th shipment. 

Reserve yours HERE.

This is a sample of the RESERVE page you will see.


It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!


Why do YOU need one?

You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement


Product details…

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

Please note the following changes:

  • In order to accommodate demand, Stampin’ Up! is only allowing one reservation per customer.
  • Because they are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, they will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

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