More Bay Window Birthdays

I had an awesome opportunity this weekend to attend a retreat run by demonstrator Michelle Halleen. It was a great day – full of crafting, information, and fun. It’s been quite a while since such a number of us have been able to gather like this. With retreats and gathering almost inevitably comes the chanceContinue reading “More Bay Window Birthdays”

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas in July!! I’ve gotten a look at the new August to December catalog and am patiently waiting for my pre-order to arrive. What better way to prepare than to start creating using what you’ve got already. The cards above are made with the retired Most Wonderful Time Product Medley – which is still currentlyContinue reading “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Perfect Parcel Valentine Treat Holders

Valentine’s Day – a day to tell someone you love them, a day to sneak a message to a secret crush, a day to wear silly light-up heart earrings and red sweater vests. However you celebrate it – is it really complete without a little candy?? I will find any reason to give out someContinue reading “Perfect Parcel Valentine Treat Holders”

Hello There Card Kit

Having cards on hand is one of the (many, many, many) awesome things about being a paper crafter – and Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy sometimes. The Hello Friend all-inclusive Kit is available for ordering in the mini catalog (live now through June). It comes with everything you need to make 12 cards (andContinue reading “Hello There Card Kit”

Fancy Phrases Birthday Card

As the winter starts to set in, my mind has wandered to springtime…and the beautiful Flower & Field Designer Series Paper available as a Sale-a-bration reward caught my eye. Using the Fancy Phrases Bundle (stamp set and tag punch), I put together this springtime birthday card – aren’t these colors great!!! You can get theContinue reading “Fancy Phrases Birthday Card”

A Simply ‘Ornate’ Thank You

While this year was definitely celebrated differently, some things remained the same. None of my grandfather’s famous egg-nog was had (he makes it the best) nor any of my aunt’s fantastic desserts but thanks to the Post Office, we were able to exchange gifts. I always like to send thank you cards to those whoContinue reading “A Simply ‘Ornate’ Thank You”

Poinsettia Petals Gift Card Holder

Pretty or unique gift card holders are a life saver – just like the gift cards that fill them! Whether you’re buying one for that person on your holiday list that is hard to shop for or supplementing your stash of goodies already bought, it’s always nice to gift that gift card in a funContinue reading “Poinsettia Petals Gift Card Holder”

Christmas Countdown and Beyond

In last year’s Holiday catalog, Stampin’ Up! released a project kit called Christmas Countdown – it was so popular that it is a returning fave in this year’s catalog. When completed, you’ll have the cutest Advent calendar – measuring 11 inches by 11 inches with 25 ‘drawers’ that are 2 inches square. These little drawersContinue reading “Christmas Countdown and Beyond”

Tag Buffet – Treat Holder Edition

So far, you’ve seen the Tag Buffet Tag kit and some notecards created with the stamp set. Here’s yet another use for those little stamps – treat packaging. Here I’ve used the versatile Stampin’ Up! Mini Pizza box, some Designer Series Paper, a length of braided linen in Real Red and one of my favoriteContinue reading “Tag Buffet – Treat Holder Edition”

Designer Series Paper Sale

Stampin’ Up! is having its annual Designer Series Paper Sale. Get 15% off of select DSP. The papers coordinate perfectly with Stampin’ Up’s! card stock, inks, and other items. The front of the package even gives you all the colors that the paper can be used with – what a help to make great lookingContinue reading “Designer Series Paper Sale”