Month: November 2022

Stampin’ UP! Onstage 2022 Sneak Peek of Stampin’ UP! Playing in the Rain Bundle

November 21,, 2022

I was so blessed to present the adorable Stampin’ UP! Rain or Shine Suite coming up in the January-June 2023 Mini Catalog at the Pittsburgh Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator Onstage Event on November 12. It was so much fun to present LIVE since I usually make recorded videos. All that was missing was my husband making noise in the background! What an experience! Cori Hancock, Elisabeth Bellville, Jessica Warner, and the amazing stage crew created a wonderful atmosphere for the attendees and the presenters. Here are a few photos of the fun!

Akemi Geary, Julie Gilson, Elisabeth Bellville, Cindy Brumbaugh, Connie Heisey, and Mary Jo Snyder.

My team member Connie Matijak, my upline Linda Heller, my team member Kathy Creps, Cindy Brumbaugh, my team members Jill Goldbach and Sandy Milliken, and Linda’s team member Diane Schoonover.

Prize Patrol with Sandy Milliken -my first class attendee and team member -when I signed up 10 years ago!!!

Our table Linda Heller, Jill Goldbach, Sandy Milliken, Diane Schoonover, Lynn Aikins, Kathy Creps, Cori Hancock, Cindy Brumbaugh, Linda Pastva-Callahan, and Connie Matijak

And now onto the Rain or Shine Suite!!!! How about a video?????

Cut DSP and mix and match the clouds and grass/flowers!

Here are measurements and links to sample card templates on my blog:

Foxy Umbrella Fun Fold Measurements:

 Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ scored at 2, 3, 5-1/4″ and 6-1/4″ on the 8-1/4″ side, DSP on sides 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″, middle: 2″ x 5-1/4″, sides of middle: 3/4″ x 5-1/4″, Basic White on back: 2″ x 5-1/4″

Link to a sample card on

Front Triangle Playing in the Rain Bunny Fun Fold:

Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side, Basic White inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″, DSP: 4″ x 5-1/4″ cut in half diagonally from top left corner to bottom right corner

Link to sample card on

            Foxy Baby Card Measurements:

Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4” on the 8-1/2” side, Inside Folded White: 8” x 5-1/4” scored at 4” on the 8” side, DSP: 4” x 5-1/4” See video for this post today.

Twist and Wow Turtle Card Measurements:

Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ and then as seen in video, Basic White: 4″ x 4″ on outside and 4″ x 5-1/4″ on the inside, DSP: 1-1/2″ x 4″ with windmill and (2) 1″ x 4″ on the outside and inside, scraps for windmill

Link to a sample card on

Center Pop Up Column Turtle with Bridge Card Measurements:

Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, Column Folding Mechanism: 4-1/4″ x 9-1/2″ scored on the 9-1/2″ side at 1/2″, 1-1/4″, 2″, 2-3/4″, 6-3/4″, 7-1/2″, 8-1/4″ and 9 with DSP 3-3/4″ x 4″ on front and 4” x 4” on back with side strips ½” x 4”, White on back: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Link to a sample card on

Slimline Kite Card:

Measurements: Card Base: 7-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ scored at 3-3/4″ on the 7-1/2″ side. White inside and outside: 3-1/2″ x 8″

Link to a sample card on

Stampin’ UP! Mistletoe Magic Bundle

November 21, 2022

I wanted to share a gorgeous card my friend and team member Connie Matijak gave me at the Onstage Pittsburgh event. To say my jaw dropped is an understatement!

Connie created an absolutely stunning focal point by adding many layers- Specialty Glimmer Paper (Evening Evergreen and Vanilla) Poppy Parade cardstock, a vellum die cut, and two stamped die cuts It does close in the middle but it opened up when I took the photo. She used the Stampin’ UP! Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper and the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder.

The inside middle does not fail to impress with its Evening Evergreen Glimmer bow and mistletoe stamped and die cut image:)

The sides of the card have strips of DSP.

Connie used the measurements I used in this card…here is a video: just swap out the DSP/embossed panels and the focal image on the front and you have a brand new card!

Measurements: Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, Folded mechanism: 4″ x 11″ scored at 2″, 3-3/4″, 7-1/4″ and 9″, DSP on ends of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base: 3/4″ x 4″, DSP on folded mechanism: Outer sections- 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, Sections beside White middle section: 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″, White middle section: 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″, Squares behind Mistletoe: 3″ Evergreen Glimmer, 2-3/4″ Poppy Parade, Vanilla Glimmer 2-1/2″

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Seasonal Sale ends today!

November 18, 2022


November 18, 2022

The Seasonal Sale ends TODAY November 18

(Mountain Time)


Punches are at 10% off,

Stamps are 15% off,

Dies are 20% off,

Embossing Folders are 20% off,

and DSP are 20% off!!

You can see the PDF Flyer HERE.

Stampin’ UP! Party Puffins with 4 x 4 DSP Tip Video Tutorial

November 16, 2022

I have an old paper cutting tip to share with you today! It takes only a 4″ x 4″ piece of DSP to fill the front of your card! The Stampin’ UP! Black & White Designs DSP has some cool patterns that can be flipped and matched up. But you can do this technique with any DSP you want- using one piece of 4″ x 4″ on one card using the front and back or the same pattern or make two cards using different patterns like these cards.

That puffin is just too cute! Check out my video showing how I put these together…

So many fun ways to put the diagonal strip on the middle of the card. Take a look at these cards where I mixed and matched the card bases, diagonals strips and it appears the DSP.

That cute little “bowtie” is a sneak peek of a kite tie from the upcoming Stampin’ UP! Playing in the Rain Dies that I showcased at the Onstage event in Pittsburgh last week. Doesn’t it look so cute on the puffin?

Here is the inside of the cards…I noticed when I was uploading it that one of the candle flames was missing…oops!

Measurements: Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ on the 11, DSP: 4″ x 4″ cut as seen in video, Basic White or black panel for mounting DSP and inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″, Diagonal strip: 7/8″ x 6-1/2″, Scraps for ovals and banners

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