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Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies


Here is a SHOW-STOPPER 3-D Card you will love to send!!


Start by cutting FOUR ornaments out of Gold Foil Paper #132622 using the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies #139667 and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439. (These directions are for a symmetric design.)


Gently fold and crease each ornament exactly in half vertically.


Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309 to adhere half of each ornament to half of another corresponding ornament. Do not attach the final halves to each other - instead attach them to your card front.


This is how your ornament will attach to the card. After the glue is dry, the ornament will fold FLAT for mailing!


Here is the side view of this 3-D card.


Is this a real SHOW-STOPPER??

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Festive Flower Builder Punch Gift Box


Give your holiday gifts a SPECTACULAR presentation!


I started with Stampin' Up!'s food safe Takeout Box #135827. The belly band is Red Foil Paper and Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.


This sweet poinsettia is created w/ the "Reason for the Season BUNDLE" which includes a punch! After stamping the petals & leaves I punched them out. Folding the petals & leaves in half lengthwise adds extra dimension!!

Try it!!

Reason for the Season BUNDLE

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#140847 Photopolymer $33

10 stamp images & 4 pc. punch

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  Reason for the Season Bundle $33

Acorny Treats


Need party favors, office treats, or lunch box surprises?? Try these!! The Acorn Builder Punch is FUN and versatile!!


I chose individually wrapped Lifesavers and attached a colorful punched ACORN with a mini brad.


Here is a closer look! Such a cute treat with a heartfelt message!

Acorny Thank You Bundle $aves 15%

#140841 - $28

10 stamp images & corrdinating Punch



  Acorny Thank You Bundle $28

Vintage Leaves


The golden leaves of AUTUMN are right around the corner!! Well...maybe not here in Florida! This creation is a study in contrasts: shiny vs. rough textures AND rich vs. rugged. Base cardstock color is Cajun Craze.


The die cut layer of burlap is actually 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon. I cut off the stitched edges of the burlap ribbon and then attached it to Crumb Cake Cardstock with Tape & Tear. It is a bit thick to die cut with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits, so run thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine twice and use a shim if necessary.


I carried the golden theme thru to the envelope lining using the Envelope Liners Framelits. This classic Vintage Leaves BUNDLE saves you 15%!

Scroll down to see a Fall Wreath

for your mantel!


Vintage Leaves BUNDLE

#140235 - $43.25

6 photopolymer stamps & 6 framelit dies

Vintage Leaves Bundle

Vintage Leaves Samples

Guest Janell


Today I have a guest creator: Janell Lewellen, my friend and very creative demonstrator from Byron, Illinois! I have never thought of a black flower, but look how very striking Janell's design is with a black flower paired with Blushing Bride cardstock!! WOW!


Notice the black leaves with clear embossing - that adds another texture. Lots of great details here!

The clothespin is even covered with designer series paper. SO SWEET for sure. Thank you for sharing, Janell!

Spiral Flower Die

#129379 - $18

This Die cuts multiple flowers at once!

Spiral flower die $18



A MESS of Bows!


The Envelope Punch Board makes DARLING bows as well as 66 sizes of envelopes! Each paper makes a DIFFERENT presentation!


I used the colorful Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper # 133692 to make this bow and decorate this Stampin' Up! © Gift Box! Fast & Cute!


TRY THIS! Stop back for MORE "bow uses" in my next post!

Envelope Punch Board

#133774 - $19.95

A GREAT Crafty Gift!!


Env. punch board


Big Shot Quick


The Big Shot Die Cutting Machine is a true workhorse!! I created both these gift holders in minutes! I used the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper #135825 which is CARDSTOCK-weight and double-sided. It's just perfect for containers - nice and sturdy!

Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits

#135853 - $32.95

Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits

#135854 - $32.95

"Put on your TASSELS!" Tutorial


Giggle!!! There is no dancing involved with these TASSELS!! Paper tassels are CUTE embellishments for your cards, gift bags or boxes!!


Here is what you need:

  2 pcs. of Designer Series Paper cut 1-1/2" X 3"

  Sticky Strip

  Baker's Twine - about 4"

  Scissors - preferably Stampin' Up!'s Fringe Scissors because they speed up all those little cuts!


On the BACKSIDE of the paper, apply Sticky Strip to the ENTIRE length of the top edge. Next fringe the paper up to the Sticky Strip. The Fringe Scissors makes this step a BREEZE!


Remove the protective coating on the Sticky Strip. Lay the TWINE across the Sticky Strip and begin rolling the paper from one end to the other. SIMPLE! Repeat on the other tassel so you have PAIR attached to the same twine.


The easiest way to attach to a card front is a BUTTON. Attach a button to your project using a Glue Dot. About mid- twine, wrap the twine around the button. You must TRY THIS!!


Fringe Scissors

Fringe Scissors

#133325 - $9.95


Another use-


I like multiple uses for one product, don't you? I used the Gift Card Enclosure as a "card" and it fits in our medium envelope for mailing. This is the inside.


The circular flaps will close the card just fine. I added Moonlight Designer Series Paper STACK to two flaps. You could stop there...OR add a "belly band."


The Belly Band just "slides" on and off. Makes a cute, fast party card!! Try it!

Gift Card Enclosure Pack

10 for $5.95 #136662

Gift Card Encl.

Stampin' Up! Catalog

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Gettin' ready!! I like to "TAB" my catalogs at few frequently used locations. It's easy and saves me time at events.

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I used my printer to print onto Calypso Coral cardstock: Color, DSP, Adhesive, Embellish, Punch, Big Shot. Then I punched out the tabs using the Decorative Label Punch.

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Score and attach the tabs to the top of the appropriate catalog page with a stapler. It's easiest to begin at the back of catalog and work forward, placing the tabs "edge to edge" to fit all 6 tabs. READY TO GO!!

Pleated Party Pouch Tutorial

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I LOVE the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper STACK (#132996 - $6.95) shown here - such FUN colors!! Just ONE of these papers makes a DARLING little party favor!!

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It's pleated to hold more. The double-sided paper makes it so CUTE!

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The little flowers are from the same paper stack. I POPPED the design with the addition of Red Glimmer Paper! Try for Baby, Graduation, Wedding, etc.

Now YOU make it with these simple directions:

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Spiral Flower Die

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I can't get enough of these SWEET flowers made with the Stampin' Up! Spiral Flower Die #129379 - $17.95!!! I used the Bird Builder Punch for two different shaped leaves.

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I used the Retro Fresh Designer Series Papers to embellish this Stampin' Up! Kraft Box!! Check out my last post, below, for directions to use this FAST & EASY die!! It's sooo versatile! If you do craft shows this is a MUST-HAVE die!!

Spiral Flower Die

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I've been creating LOTS of flowers - here's to my NORTHERN FRIENDS!! Spring WILL come! Till then, create your own spring with Stampin' Up!'s Spiral Flower Die!! Directions: begin at the SMALL end of the die cut paper, roll tightly around a small diameter stick (skewer.) Remove the stick and let the paper "relax" to open up the petals. The last scallop of the die is a BASE, add hot glue to the base and attached the rolled petals. Next, I like to lay the flower, petals-down-on-the-table and PRESS. This slightly flattens the flower and turns a few petals back. Mold the paper to your liking. Try TWO DIES to make a larger flower OR, HALF OF A DIE to create a tiny bud. SOOOO many possibilities!! Non-wilt, re-usable flowers perfect for party & wedding decorations!

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Use: Designer Series Papers, Foil Papers, Brushed Metallic Papers, Coordinations Cardstock, Standard Cardstock, Felt, ETC!!!

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Add: Sponging, Dazzling Diamonds, Glitter Glue, Sanding, Crumpling. Try adding these fast, pretty flowers to wreaths, pins, tote bags, magnets, baby headbands, bracelets, ETC!! I added a floral wire thru the center to create a stem.

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I used Janet Wakeland's idea: I bought a cheap salt shaker and filled it with coarse sand. I inserted the stems thru the shaker holes to create a nice little bouquet for my desk!!! Another flower idea in my next post so stop back!

Spiral Flower Die - $17.95

#129379 - Occasions Catalog


 Spiral flower die



Be organized...

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Fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators, are you having trouble keeping up with all the product offerings not in a current catalog?? Here is what has been working for me. I have a binder with all the flyers in page protectors. I print out all the "extra offerings" in black and white only. (Color prints are much more expensive.) Highlight the expiration dates. I have this with me at all events and available to guests. It's a life saver!! Try it!

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I used Modern Medley Designer Series Paper and Silver Glimmer butterflies for a quick cover.

Guest creator

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Today I have a guest stamper, Shari Wicks of Punta Gorda FL, friend and fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Shari gave me this LOVELY snowflake ornament!! It's soooo pretty!!

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Shari used the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit #135813 for $14.95.

Merry Christmas to all my creative friends,

near and far!!

Photo Book Gift

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OH MY GOSH..I had soooo much fun creating a sweet 5X5" Photo Book with My Digital Studio for our great-niece for Christmas!! It's simple, but I think Eme will love seeing herself in a book. She is two years old.

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Eme's Mom has been wonderful to email us many fun pictures of Eme's first two years. I kept the book simple: same background, same matting, no journalling. It was finished in a flash!

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I hope this one-of-a-kind gift will be a special keeper!! You can try My Digital Studio FREE for 30 days!


Snowmen Ornaments

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This cute tree ornament starts with the EVER-VERSATILE "Top Note Die!" Isn't he darling!!

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I did three different colors for three different siblings! Each child will have his own snowman to hang on the tree!! The eyes are 1/2" Circle Punches and the mouth is the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.


Top note bigz die

Wrap it quick!

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You NEED Stampin' Up!'s packaging for Holidays & Birthdays! These handy 8-1/4" X 5" Kraft bags are even FOOD SAFE!! I used the Tag A Bag Accessory Kit to jazz up this bag.

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131371 - $9.95

Tag a Bag Bundle

Merry Minis Punch Pack

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These three little punches make some quick, cute little treats! Use ANY individually wrapped candy, like mini candy bars. You just need scraps of cardstock, designer papers, Glimmer Paper, or Foil Paper. For Lifesavers, I cut Midnight Muse cardstock into 1-1/4" X 2- 1/2" rectangles. I punched, backed with glitzy paper, folded in half and stapled onto the candy wrapper. It could not be easier!!!

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Here I used Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Designer Papers with Glimmer Papers.

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The Merry Minis are NOT in the catalog, but STILL AVAILABLE and SOOOO versatile! Get them NOW!

Cards as Gifts

I enjoy giving a little pack of my hand made cards as a gift. This was a recent class I called "Cards as Gifts" and everyone loved the idea! Here is the folder - fast, easy and inviting!

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This pattern shows you how easy you can create this folder. On 8.5X11 cardstock: score at 5.5", rotate and score at 2.5". Remove a small "V" at the center of the fold up flap. Apply Sticky Strip at "XXX's." Fold. Decorate!


Inside the folder are four lovely cards and envelopes. The Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper #130131 gives this project interest and a GREAT color combo! Try it!

Spooky Treat Box

Check out this darling Halloween Treat Box created by Linda Niemeyer, demo-ed at my meeting in Illinois in June. Linda can work magic with paper!

Linda and her BIG SHOT are an amazing pair!

Linda used the Pop n' Cuts Card Base and Big Shot to make this box. See how the Pop n' Cuts Die has created little corner slits as the closure for the box? CLEVER!!

The black portion does not slide out.

The TOP opens!

Here are the measurements so you can try it!

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439

Card Base Pop n' Cuts Die #130099

Convention Gifts

My group of downline demonstrators is called North Star Stampers. I give those who attend Stampin' Up!'s annual convention a gift. This year I packaged gift certificates in the NEW Tag a Bag Bundle. I was done in a FLASH!


Tag a Bag Bundle
ALL these colorful elements come in the Tag a Bag Bundle!! This is soooo handy to have on hand for packaging your little gifts!

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