Stampin’ Up! Gnome for the Holidays Surprise Gatefold Card Video Tutorial

August 5, 2020

I was never really drawn to GNOMES but the Stampin’ Up! Gnome for the Holidays
is just too darn cute!!!

I am now a Gnome lover!

This card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s Surprise Gatefold Technique,
I modified mine a bit to make it even easier!

Check out my video showing how to make this easy card:

NOTE: Be sure to line up your pattern on your Designer Series Paper on each side of the gatefolds.I fixed mine in my photos but you will notice I had the paper upside down and the plaid pattern was not lined up!!! Also, to center the gnome on the right gatefold so it is covered by the left larger square, turn him over onto the larger left rectangle not upside down!

I just love the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint! Fun, fun, fun!

Some cuties on the inside to finish the card:)


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Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored in 2-3/4″ and 8-1/4″ on the 11″ side
Two Squares on front (house): 2-7/8″ bordering a 2-5/8″
Two squares on the inside (gnome): 2-5/8″ bordering a 2-3/8″
Cardstock border on gatefolds: 2-1/2″ x 4″
DSP on gatefolds: 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
1/2″ strip for sentiment



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2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch

Stampin’ Up! Dove of Hope with Joy Dies Sneak Peek

July 20, 2020

I have a Sneak Peek for you today using the NEW Stampin’ Up! Dove of Hope Bundle with the Joy Dies coming out in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog…aka…the Holiday Catalog:)

I love the simplicity of the white and silver- a very easy card to do with the fabulous Detailed Dove Dies. I did not even use the gorgeous Dove of Hope stamp set in the bundle yet! The card is made more elegant with the Dainty Diamond 3D Embossing Folder as a background panel. Notice how the dove has wonderful dry embossed detail on the body.

The fantastic NEW Joy Dies coming out on August 4th are going to be a hit! The Joy Dies come with 9 dies with three words- JOY, BRIGHT,  and PEACE. One die cuts the thin silver foil word you see on the card, another die cuts around the thin word like you see on the card or cuts out a chunky stamped image of the word, and yet third die surrounds the two other die cuts.

Of course, you know all the fancy silver foil was cut from the 4″ x 5-1/4″ silver layer on the card.
A super way to use that special Silver Foil in the most economical way!

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Don’t forget about the JULY BONUS DAYS! 

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.




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I will not have it. Stampin’ Up! will not have it. YOU must have it redeem it:)

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Stampin’ Up! Most Wonderful Time of the Year Product Medley- a returning favorite!

July 10, 2020

More Christmas in July…with some product I got last year and never played with until a few days ago! The Stampin’ Up! Most Wonderful Time of Year is a returning favorite.

I am thrilled I pulled out this Most Wonderful Time of the Year Product Medley. It is beautiful!!!
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Product Medley will be available in the Holiday Catalog on August 4. The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley  includes: the Most Wonderful Time of the Year stamp set/dies, 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (8 each of 6 double-sided designs), 12 gold foil card fronts (4 each of 3 designs),  7 sticker sheets, 10 yards of white/fold tinsel trim, and 58 gold adhesive-backed faceted stars.

The deer is from one of the sticker sheets.

You can order the whole Most Wonderful Time of the Year Product Medley OR you can just get the REFILL kit without the stamp set/dies and tinsel. Personally, I think the DSP with gold foil accents in the REFILL kit is the BOMB and easily used with other stamp sets!! Make sure to check it out when the catalog goes live on August 4th!!!

I used a sentiment from the returning stamp set Merry Moose. The sentiment seemed to go so well with the calm and serene DSP on the front.

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Stampin’ Up Cup of Christmas Hot Cocoa Holder Video Tutorial

December 11, 2019

Here is a quick and easy Hot Cocoa Holder for you to give as sweet little gift!

You could decorate this pocket in so many ways and fill it with anything! Here is a video tutorial to show you how to make one:


Pocket: 8-1/2″ square cut on the diagonal from one corner to the other corner, scored at 4″ and 8″ on the longest side of the triangle
Toile Tidings Cup: 3″ square
Belly Band Toile Tidings DSP: 1″ x 9″, Cardstock: 1-1/4″ x 9″
Garden Green Circle: 2-1/2″
Real Red Circle: 2-1/4″

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Product List

2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad*

Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad*

Stampin’ Up Pretty Pavilion with Christmas Layers Dies

December 2, 2019



Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is almost here! Beginning December 3 and while supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits.  Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2. More information on December 3!


Now, Isn’t this card just lovely?

One of my talented friends and a SU Team Member, Beth Garcia, made this gorgeous card using
the Pretty Pavilion Bundle in the Annual Catalog and the and the Christmas Layers Dies in the Holiday Catalog.

Beth went all out of this beauty… she used the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder on Shimmery White Paper for the background…Silver Foil for the Christmas Layers Dies… and Wink of Stella on the pavilion roof looks so amazing in person! Oh, and the Feels Like Frost DSP on the inside of the Pavilion!

The Christmas Layers Dies are bundled with the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set…a definite keeper for the stamping tool box!


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