Stampin’ Up Ready for Christmas

December 9, 2018


So, this past week, one of my friends, Angela, asked me where to find a card on my blog.
She wanted to refer a friend to a card that we made using the SU Ready for Christmas Bundle.
I got onto my computer, and indeed I did not post it! However, the funniest thing is…I actually had added it to the line up of displays this month
at class just to remind everyone at class that it is still in the Annual Catalog. So, Angela was able to see it and share it.

I perused Pinterest to find who I cased it from…because it was so darn neat!
I found it was Joanne Cantrell:

This is the one we created for a Product Class using the SU Ready for Christmas last year.
You can use any small patterned DSP to be the wallpaper!

A simple folding back of half of the card front at 2-3/4″ makes this fun fold.

A message can be written on the middle panel that is left unstamped. I should have put a little sentiment there:)

I forgot how cool this bundle is…those puppies and presents…what a great set that is in the Annual Catalog!


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Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker

Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker

Gold Glimmer Paper

Gold Glimmer Paper

Stampin’ Up Beautiful Baubles in

November 30, 2018

Oh, when I started putting this together, I did not realize how stunning the paper with the ornaments would be…
my intention was to put whisper white behind the foil ornaments but when I was adjusting the ribbon on the paper,
I said “oh, I like how I can see through them!

Talk about clean and simple…and I cut out the ornaments from the gold foil behind the DSP so that was economical with the Gold Foil:)))

Those cute little bows are found in the Bouquet Bunch Framelits…just the right size!

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*My sentiment was punched out with the retired Washi punch. It worked great for the sentiment, don’t you think?

SU I’ll Be Home

November 23, 2018

I finally inked up my SU I’ll Be Home stamp set. I used the lovely wood grain in the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.
I  was going to use Cherry Cobbler or Real Red but instead paired the Gray Granite with Blackberry Bliss. I like it!

I love the big image of the house but our Layering Ovals just aren’t big enough for this one. So, I used my retired Ovals Framelits.
I imagine we all have them so just know this image worked well in the next to the largest oval.
I used a sentiment from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set and die cut it with a small die from the Stitched Labels Framelits.

I added some glitz with Clear Wink of Stella on the roof lines and windows but it is sooooo hard to show it in a pic!

And even more difficult to photograph is the silver card I did.
It was embossed in silver with silver foil accents bordering it.
I promise is stunning in person.


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Ovals Collection Framelits Die

Ovals Collection Framelits Die


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Don’t forget that the Online Extravaganza is up and running!


For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! We hope you are ready to save big, because we’re throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

Visit my Store HERE


Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!

November 23–24 Ordering Deadlines- Online: November 24, 11:50 PM (MT)


  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

SU Wishing You Well Christmas Wreath

November 16, 2018

First off, thank you to all of you who sent sweet comments on my blog, on facebook, and via email about my visit with Kathie Lee And Hoda. Jim and I changed our flight Wednesday night to an earlier one on Thursday and beat the snow that hit NY! Jim stopped into my craft room to visit last night and said…oh gosh, this is a mess! So… I spent some time last night tidying up and had to take a break. I ended up making a really quick Christmas card with a Hallmark movie playing in the background- thanks to Angela for reminding me this is the season to watch!

 I had set aside the SU Wishing You Well stamp set while I was tidying up to remind me to make some sympathy and get well cards this weekend.
I actually forgot that sweet wreath was in that set…and that there was a Christmas sentiment! I did stamp the gorgeous bow first directly on the wreath and it looked nice but then I just wanted to see how hard it would be to fussy cut since I really wanted to showcase that beautiful bow. I found out it was super easy to do- even for a non-fussy cutter like me! The Paper Snips are essential for a sharp cut that glides around the paper:)

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P.S. I went upstairs this morning to design a few things for my Pittsburgh Bingo on December 1
and managed to undo all my tidying…can you relate?!?!?!?

SU Winter Woods

October 18, 2018

I used my SU Winter Woods Bundle again for this card…

This time, I used the cluster of trees, the pine tree die cut , and that super cool wavy edgelit.
I started out with this card made with a Shaded Spruce card base with a white panel.
I liked the clean and simple look but wanted something with a little more something.

Then I remembered I could use an embossed vellum panel to create a snowy scene.
This added another layer and more visual appeal, don’t you think?
I really liked that effect on the card below!

*Thanks, Tami Voss Kiemel, for sparking my imagination with the vellum, too.

Take a look at my video to see how I used the wavy edgelit from the
In the Woods Framelits to create the snow drift.
The same measurements are used on both cards.

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