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Tag Time


Your Holiday cards should be in the mail. Now it's time to wrap gifts! My friend and Team member, Michelle Miller, used the Delicate Baubles Dies #156383 to create these fast gift tags!! The colors are Gorgeous Grape and Shaded Spruce.



For these smaller tags, Michelle used the Giving Gifts Dies #156563. These versatile tags could also be used as tree ornaments - especially if your pet or toddler is intrigued by the tree decorations! Tie these cute tags on holiday food items you give!

Last ship last for Christmas delivery is Dec. 13th!


Pretty Pillow Box Dies #156321


LOTS of holidays are coming that need little treats!! These Pretty Pillow Box Dies #156321 are the perfect answer!! They assemble in a flash and are adorable in small print designer papers!! Finished size is 3-1/2 x 2 x 3/4". These cuties were made by Barb Faulkner, my friend and team member!



This sweet paper is Whimsy & Wonder 12 x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper #156329.



This delicious paper is Gingerbread & Peppermint 6 x 6" Designer Series Paper #156313.



Contains 11 Dies for versatility.


Pillow box


Two Pocket Card Folder & Pattern


My ALL-TIME favorite way to package handmade cards as a gift, is this quick and easy TWO-POCKET CARD FOLDER! Here is my pattern that uses one full sheet of card stock. The Folder holds four standard cards or four note cards. 

Download Two-Pocket Folder for cards



Embellish the front of the Folder as much or as little as you like.  The main thing, REPEAT the colors and images used on the cards inside for a professional look.



Here are the four standard cards and envelopes in this Folder. The same crisp, snappy True Love Designer Paper #154281 was used on this entire project.  I used the Medium Daisy Punch #149517 and used the small daisy-like print on each card. The accent is Silver Foil Paper #132178 and the little heart from the Dog Builder Punch #148543. The cards are fast and simple. Pick your favorite designer series paper and try this!


Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!


Need co-worker treats? Need table favors? Need Birthday treats? Little Treats Bundle #155204 is the solution!!



This sweet and simple treat holder only requires ribbon or twine to secure the top - NO adhesive required! This box holds two Hershey's Nuggets or other small wrapped candy. The dies include images for Weddings, Halloween, Birthdays and Christmas!



This Halloween Treat uses a tiny 1-1/2 x 2" piece of Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper #153517. Cajun  blk Little Treats Bundle

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Celebrate with Cake by Stampin' Up!


Stampin' Up! has a BEGINNER BROCHURE! Did you know? That's where you find this sweet, simple Celebrate with Cake Stamp Set of 14 bold images #149501. It makes very quick cards when paired with the pre-packed Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes #131527.


Celebrate w cake $16



Sadly, this stamp set is on the retiring list to make room for new cute stuff beginning June 3, 2020.



Availability of this stamp set is guaranteed till May 22, 2020. It's quick, basic and makes a GREAT GIFT, too!!


All Dressed Up Dies by Stampin' Up!


ADORABLE party favor "purses!" These sweet 15 All Dressed Up Dies #151665 create girlie goodies for card fronts and table favors! The purse goes together very quickly and can hold 3X3 cards, little gifts of jewelry or candy!


YOU really should have registered for my class today, because each guest received a sweet treat in a Real Red little purse that coordinated with the projects!!


The finished purse measures about 3-1/4" X 3-3/4" without the handles. Lots of fun to make and even MORE FUN to give!!


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Snow Globe Shaker Dome Ornament


Barb Faulkner, friend & team member, created this ADORABLE Holiday ornament using Snow Globe Shaker Domes #150442! She stamped the happy snowman from Snowman Season Stamp Set #150458 on two sides of Whisper White card stock cut to the size of the Dome base. After adding Snowflake Sequins #150443 to the Domes, attaching a twine hanger, she attached a dome to both sides of the Whisper White card stock.  Domes are self-adhesive! This is a quick, inexpensive little gift for teacher, neighbor or co-worker!!


Thanks for sharing, Barb Faulkner!


Wonderfully Wicked Bundle by Stampin' Up!


It's time to think WICKEDLY!! The Wonderfully Wicked Bundle with Dies #153041 is SPOOKY, especially when you add the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper #150447 and 3D Coffin Treat Boxes (12) #150451! SO FUN!! SO CREEPY!!


This box was created by my friend and Team member, Michelle Miller. I love the detail created by the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder #150665! The coffins are twelve food safe boxes for only $7!


I used the same WICKED Dies as Michelle to make this easy card to coordinate with the Coffin Treat Box! Bring on the MONSTERS.


Making Gifts Special with Rubber Stamps


Gifting is all about the "presentation!" I love to use my rubber stamping supplies to make my gifts extra-special!! This is a recent gift for our daughter's birthday!


This is the Magical Mermaid Stamp Set #151234. I stamped the fish body on Gorgeous Grape card Stock with Black ink and cut it out to layer onto the mermaid for VIVID color. Stampin' Up! BLENDS are the colors for skin and hair.


I chose the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper #149100 for it's "watery colors!" The little box is topped with a medium Daisy Punch #149517 flower in Highland Heather Card Stock. I was so pleased with the final presentation! Step up your gifts because I know you have the supplies! Try it!!

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Home Decor using Rubber Stamps


Your rubber stamps can create an eye catching home decor frame! I was thinking Autumn when I made this as a GIFT! The sentiment is heat embossed in Copper.


The flowers are from Daisy Lane Bundle with Punch #151118 and To a Wild Rose Bundle with Dies #151073. The background check is the In Color 6X6" Designer Series Papers for 2019-2020.


Gifts of Ribbon

TODAY is my 23rd


Still loving what I do!

ALWAYS new things 

and wonderful people!!



Lovely Stampin' Up! ribbons make a perfect gift for crafty friends or team members! I created 3D Magnolia flowers as toppers, using the Magnolia Memory Dies #149578 for the flowers centers and the Hot Air Balloon Punch #149520 for the outer petals. 



The flowers have a splatter of Wink of Stella #141897 for "dewy" sparkle and a soft sponging of Petal Pink.



Give the gift of ribbon embellished with a Magnolia for a SWEET presentation! Try it!



Daisy Lane Bundle Gift


A bundle of handmade greeting cards is a SUPER gift! The Acetate Card Boxes #144628 are the PERFECT container and can be embossed with any 4-1/2" wide embossing folder! Here I used the NEW Heirloom Frames 3D Embossing Folder #152325. Slip the one side of the embossing folder into the flatten box so you are embossing one side. Adjust your sandwich and emboss. Easy!


Click this picture to get a larger view. I placed a piece of Whisper White card Stock behind the embossed rectangle so it shows better.


Inside the Acetate Box, there are four blank cards with coordinating envelopes. The Daisy Lane Bundle with punch #151118, creates SWEET, ADORABLE cards!! The papers are the versatile 2019-2020 In Color 6X6" Designer Series Papers #149617. The perfect fuzzy flower centers are the Perennial Essence Floral Centers #149442!


Here is the gift all packaged up!! The Acetate Box holds 4-5 cards and envelopes! I ALWAYS have these Acetate Boxes on hand!! Try it!!


Artisan Creations


Ohhh, how sweet this is!! Lovely baby home decor created with Stampin' Up! products!! This was designed by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Artisan,  Mikaela Titheridge from the United Kingdom. What is a Stampin' Up! Artisan: they are an elite group of extremely talented demonstrators selected annually by Stampin' Up! to promote products and influence trends. In other words....Artisans give us OUTSTANDING creations to "case!" And we appreciate their talent sooo much!!


Such a LOVELY gift for a precious new baby!! WONDERFUL creation, Mikaela!! This bunny comes from the Fable Friends Stamp Set #148670 in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.


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Pinch Box and Pattern


Today, I have an adorable little party favor box and PATTERN for you! Mine are made with the All is Bright Designer Series Paper #147892 and hold three Dove Chocolates.


Just "PINCH" the sides of the top edge to pop open! The All is Bright Paper Clips #147893 are perfect to close the top with a festive touch!!


The first one you make, use scrap card stock and get the feel of the pattern.

Here is the pattern as my holiday gift to you! ENJOY!

Pattern here: View this photo




All is Bright Designer Series Paper


Christmas is coming FAST!! Here is a quick, inexpensive little gift idea. These are composition books covered with the BEAUTIFUL "All is Bright" Designer Series Paper #147892.


I placed Tear & Tape #138995 on all edges of the book. I avoided the fabric spine because it flexes when the book opens. Next I placed a straight edge of the designer paper right along the fabric spine, smooth the paper, opened the cover and cut away the excess designer paper. 


This paper is colorful and playful! This book would make a great Christmas Shopping List or Teacher gift!


This paper is from the same package, but has an elegant feel.


Try covering any size book that suits your needs. It's easy!!


Baby Shower Challenge


Grey and White isn't very exciting. That was my challenge when I offered to help my working daughter with a Baby Shower she is hosting soon. The shower is for TWINS - a boy and a girl. Well, I decided to add lots of texture, shine and glimmer! These are "Table Tents," which are the same on both sides.


By adding a "W" of cardstock inside, I insured the tents would not collapse.


The cute little critters are from A WILD THING Stamp Set #144344. The Teeny Tiny bows are from the FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES #147922 and cut six bows at once.20180913_155721

This TWINS Banner will hang on a white tablecloth on the food table. 20180913_155828

 Texture, shine, glimmer!!


Mini canning jars with cute critters and vellum "grass" are accents for the food table.


I attached the critters to floral wire and added a die cut tree from the same FARMHOUSE FRAMELITS DIES. So how did I do with a challenge of grey and white?? Your stamps are so versatile so use them beyond greeting cards! 


Gable Box goes Elegant


Elegant Silver & Shimmer!! Mini Gable Boxes are SO HANDY: #146961 Lustrous White and #145568 Silver. I carefully opened the side seam of this box using an Exacto Knife. That enabled me to emboss each half of the box with the lovely NEW Tufted DYNAMIC Embossing Folder #146335!! It's a "WOW" with texture!!


I finished off this tufted box with Silver Embossing Powder, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Paper and 3/8" Silver Metallic-Edged Ribbon. Ready for GIVING! Try it!

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How to Glam Up File Folders


I love practical applications of my papercrafting! The lovely, heavyweight Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #146926 is PERFECT to cover file folders!! It takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary!!


I used TEAR & TAPE #138995 at the very edge, all the way around the file folders. After pressing on the designer paper, I cut off the excess from the backside. Very simple.


This is the inside showing a solid color cardstock in coordinating colors. My three folders are labelled: Classes, Clubs, Meetings (for my team.) If you are not a demonstrator, try these labels: Fancy Folds, Stamping Techniques, 3-D Projects. These folder sets are gifts for my outstanding Team members! Brighten your work space! Try it!!


Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies


Look at this ADORABLE basket I got in the mail from my great friend and Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Peggy Taylor!! It is sooo sweet and soft!! Without the handle, it measures 4-3/8" tall X 3" square.


Peggy used the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies #145653 for the basket. She embellish it with the Blossoming Basket Bundle, a FREE ITEM, during Sale-A-Bration Promo! Such a lovely Easter Basket!! Thanks for sharing, Peggy!! Peggy was my convention roomie for 12 years!! GOOD memories!

All supplies available in my online store HERE.

How to Emboss Mini Gable Boxes

20180215_191003Love these handy Silver Mini Gable Boxes #145568 for gift giving!! When paired with the NEW Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder it's a WOW!!! Here's how-


Use an exacto knife to gently open the seam of the box so you can lay it flat.


Insert one half of the box into the embossing folder with the EDGE of the embossing folder at the top score mark of the top of the box. Repeat for the other half of the box. Rebuild the box with strong adhesive like Tear & Tape #138995. Embellish! GREAT wedding idea! This Basket Weave Embossing Folder is part of a FREE Bundle with purchase during Sale-A-Bration.


Pinwheel Table Favors


I just finished a pile of Pinwheel Table Favors for Thanksgiving at my cousin's home! Thanks to Shari Wicks, my friend and fellow Team member, for sharing this quick and adorable idea with me. Shari saw this on YouTube at:


I used the lovely Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper to create my Pinwheel Favors.


Inside is one Ghirardelli Chocolate Square!

I wish you a WONDERFUL Thanksgivings with your loved ones. Be Grateful!! I sure am!!

Acetate Card Box Trick

Acetate card boxes $6.50

Did you miss these handy clear Acetate Card Boxes #144628 in the Holiday Catalog, pg. 13? They are indispensable for giving cards as gifts! And only 65 cent per box! 


Here is a simple trick to step up an acetate box-


With the box flat, insert one side of an embossing folder and line up the folder with the front panel of the box. Run it thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, adjusting for thickness. My favorite embossing folder is Hexagons #143231 because it gives STUNNING results!


Look at the SPARKLE!! WOW!! So simple and inexpensive!! I have stocked up on these Acetate Boxes for lots of future occasions! You should, too. Try this!

Daisy Delight Bundle plus Vase


Need a sweet little gift? This is the perfect, never-wilt flower arrangement! I found "cheese shakers" at a big box store for $1.53. The holes in the lid are perfect for 5 Daisies attached to floral wire. I stamped the Daisy, sponged the centers, punched out. QUICK 'n EASY!! 


The color is Powder Pink for both cardstock and ink. The "messy bow" is made of Night of Navy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon attached to a floral wire.


Tip: keep your floral wires short to form a mound. I used 6" of floral wire for each Daisy. These sweet vases would be perfect for a party favor, hostess gift, birthday gift, get well gift, sympathy gift, baby gift for the nursery, ETC!! TRY IT!!

Daisy Delight Bundle p. 127

#145361 - $31.50

16 photopolymer images & 1 punch

Wood Crate Treats


July 31, 2017 is the final day to JOIN MY TEAM and get the FREE Essentials Gift Pack of $72 in additional products FREE!! Details HERE! Today I have travelled to the Midwest where I have the majority of my Team, North Star Stampers! We are having our annual gathering to share, swap and learn! I love seeing all my long-time friends who share my passion for stamping!


I made these sweet treats for my Team using the new Wood Words Bundle! The dies include that cute tag and STAR shape - for North Stars!! I wanted to use the new Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, so I chose RED - WHITE - BLUE for the theme because it's July. I found RED Jelly Bellies at Sherry's Snacks, a new local candy shop that just opened in Alton, IL.


The Little Crate die goes together quickly and can be made up in so many different themes! I LOVE sharing with my Team!! Please join us if you live in the USA! We are in 7 states and growing! More details or join HERE!

 Wood Words Bundle

#145315 wood - $54

#145316 clear - $46.75

Wood Words Bundle

Mini Egg Cartons by Stampin' Up!

Stage egg carton

Stampin' Up!'s Mini Egg Cartons are great little Easter treat holders!! They are made from pressed fiber so SPRITZ easily. Mix a couple drops of reinker in a Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol. Try lots of Easter pastel colors! This carton was decorated by the Stampin' Up! Art Department - ADORABLE.

Egg carton sample

OR, forget the spritzing and it's still ADORABLE!!

Mini Egg Cartons

#142776  Eight for $8.00

Egg carton

Gift Card Holder from Envelope


This is a QUICK Gift Card Holder from a Stampin' Up! Envelope! I've used this idea for decades because there are so many endless ways to embellish it! I made this video a few years ago. The NEW Classic Label Punch works well, also. If I'm in a real hurry, I just skip the "slot & tuck" part. The flap folding over the top lets you use the gummed edge as a closure! Please try this - great for lot of occasions!!

Classic Label Punch

#141491 - $18

Classic Label Punch $18

Baby's First Christmas Ornament

 I just finished personalized Christmas Tree ornaments for our first grandchild! She's ADORABLE! I covered heavy chipboard with Designer Series Paper. The front is a favorite baby picture and the back says, "Lily's First Christmas 2016." (Be sure to date your ornaments! I heat embossed the entire ornament with CLEAR embossing powder. I was VERY CAREFUL not to over-heat the photo. I made an extra - good thing, because one of the photos bubbled up and scorched. OOOOPS - live and learn. I added the Silver Glimmer Hearts and Eyelet after heat embossing.


I left the "glare" on this picture so you could see the ornament is shiny. My clear embossing powder is contaminated with the old iridescent ice embossing powder so I ended up with a few sparkles on Lily's sweet face.

I have made ornaments in the past with reprints of old childhood pictures, school pictures or special memories. It is not just for babies. It's always fun at Christmas to look at all the personalized ornaments you collect over the years!  Try this ornament idea!

Curled Paper Wreath by Shari


Shari Wicks, my friend and team member from Florida, made this FESTIVE Curled Paper Wreath using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. It's ADORABLE!!


The strips are 1/2" wide and curled from the center out using a bone folder. Shari used this video as her source: Kristin 


This CLEVER idea could be made up for any season!! TRY IT!!

Cane Candy Lane

Designer Series Paper

#141981 - $11

12 double-sided sheets of 12X12"

Candy Cane Lane DSP $11


Cookie-Cutter Christmas 3-D Card


What do you think? ADORABLE? YAY!!


Start by stamping and punching THREE Cookie Cutter Christmas "gingerbread men." Score the little characters exactly down the center. Crease well.


Glue half of one character to the half of another. Repeat. Attach to your card. Easy! Folds flat for mailing.


Did you notice this cute coordinating little charm? It's in the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments #141997.


What a "SWEET" card to send or receive!! Don't forget that this Candy Lane Designer Series Paper #141981 is part of the Buy Three Get One Free Promo ending Oct. 31, 2016. 

Cookie Cutter Christmas BUNDLE

#143493 - $35

17 photopolymer images & Builder Punch

Cookie Cutter Chr. BUNDLE $35


Cookie-Cutter Punch "Sit Down" Treats


"SIT DOWN" Treats will make you GIGGLE!!!  Don't you love a little "goodie" on the table for your guests?!?! Grab your Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Punch, coordinating stamps & individually wrapped Life Savers.

    1.  Stamp, color & punch "little characters." I RECOMMEND using THICK WHISPER WHITE CARD STOCK #140272.

    2.  Score across the top of the legs.

    3.  Sandwich a Life Saver between two heads using Glue Dots. DONE!


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Cookie-Cutter Halloween

#142252 wood - $23 

#142255 clear - $17

Cookie-Cutter HalloweenCookie-Cutter Punch

#140396 - $18

(also available as a Bundle w/ Christmas images)

Cookie-Cutter Punch $18


Tina Creates!


This is my friend, Tina. Don't you LOVE her RED eyeglasses!! She took my class on Friday and 24 hours later she had created ALL these No-Cut Card Folders she learned in class!! I've made lots too....but Tina has me beat! I count 24! Tina said, "I had sooooo much fun!" Plus Tina taught her cousin how to make them, too. I think Tina should be a demonstrator!

You can receive this adorable Card Folder and 4 coordinating note cards with directions by placing a $50 or more online order with me in MAY! See my special above.

Grandparent Card

Baby card 2b

I was thrilled to receive this very sweet Happy Grandparent Card from two Team members and good friends!! It was designed by Barb Faulkner of South Beloit and Michelle Miller of Rockford, IL.

Baby card 2

They used "Something For Baby" stamp set & coordinating framelits!

Flat 2

It folds flat for mailing. It's magic!! Thanks, gals!! It's adorable!

Lily 2 wks

 Lily Mae at two weeks old. Our family has been blessed!!

This is our first grandchild and sooo loved!!!

Gift it!


I wanted a gift for our four-year old grand niece. There is nothing better than some CREATIVE stamps....and they are free during Sale-A-Bration! I decorated the plastic stamp case with Designer Series Paper and letters made with the Little Letters Thinlits Dies! Just slip the paper under the plastic sleeve of the case - SIMPLE!!


Inside, I put wood-mounted stamps and Stampin' Ink Spots from My Paper Pumpkin projects. I'm including pre-packaged notecards with envelopes.


This is my coordinating card for this perfect little creative box for a winter day.

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How to make a Wine Bottle Bib


It's EASY to "dress up" a wine bottle for gift giving! These directions are for a 750ML bottle. I started with Real Red Cardstock cut to 8-1/2" X 3". Score at 2-1/2" on the long side then fold to a 90 degree angle. Use a 1-3/8" Circle Punch to make a hole in the center of the small scored area. The bottle neck goes thru this hole.


I embellished the Bottle Bib with a striking Black Glimmer Paper "Delicate Ornament" #139667 die cut, lined with Gold Foil Paper. To curl the 1/8" Gold Ribbon, wrap it around a pencil and CAREFULLY  add heat with a Heat Tool. (Not too close because the ribbon will melt.) Let cool. Remove pencil.

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