2 Paper Crafter's Announcements from Stampin' Up!


World Card Making Day is just the kind of Day for us crafty types.  And while World Card Making Day is just one day, Stampin' Up! is offering 10% off select crafting projects for a whole week beginning today!  See what's on sale here.


Petal Palette Stampin' Up!

One of my favorite things on the World Card Making Day list is the Petal Palette Stamp set.  Oh, how I love coloring these beautiful images.  But that's not all.  There's also lots of Paper Crafter's staple items on the World Card Making Day Sale List.

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 Wow, the Stamparatus just got better!  Stampin' Up! is introducing 3 new Stamparatus Accessories to really rock your crafting experience.  Grid paper perfectly sized to fit the Stamparatus, extra foam mats for photopolymer stamping and Additional plates allowing you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go!   See everything Stamparatus here.



Have a fabulous day,



Winter Woods Pillow Box

Winter Woods Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

 When I saw the Winter Woods Bundle from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, I knew that it was a must have.  What a great set of dies and a beautiful stamp set!  I love that it coordinates so well with 2 other popular stamp sets, Rooted in Nature and Lovely as a Tree.

Hint:  The ready made Kraft Pillow Boxes are perfect for tucking in a gift card or other small gift.

Bryan on his big green tractor

Plus, we recently became a Certified Tree Farm on our little piece of paradise in rural Ohio, thanks in a large part to our son, Bryan.  Here he is helping us prepare for a new planting of 1,600 trees.  The beautiful Winter Woods stamp set simply had to hop on my shelf. 

Watch as Tanner Smedley from the Stampin' Up! home office introduces the Winter Woods Bundle, then I will share an easy stamping technique for creating depth on your trees.


The Winter Woods Bundle will be available in my Online Store starting Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Winter Woods Stampin' Up!

Both my stamping technique and layered dies, work together to make the fabulous textured tree.  Love the way I can flip up the branches with this In the Woods Die.

Winter Woods Stampin' Up!

Here's the tree stamped with Mint Macaron Ink.  Not bad, but let's step it up a notch with this simple stamping technique.

Winter Woods Stampin' Up!

The Stamparatus, stamp positioning tool is key to making this technique work.  Each stamped layer must line up perfectly.  After stamping my base layer with Mint Macaron ink, I then pounced Shaded Spruce ink randomly across my stamp and stamped a second layer of color.

Winter Woods Stampin' Up!

I repeated the process with Tranquil Tide ink to get this tree.  I stamped two trees, then cut them with dies from the In the Wood Die set and stacked an curled them for a really full look.  Beautiful!


2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Starts tomorrow!

September 5, 2018-January 2, 2019

If you would like a copy of the Holiday Catalog and have not already received one, contact me today to 

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If you earned Bonus Day Coupons from Stampin' Up! in August, be sure to redeem your coupon codes September 1-30, 2018. 

You earned—now enjoy the savings!  Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons Now


How to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons



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2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog Begins

Bigstock-movie-film-reel-and-popcorn-ve-42662911Hello Friends,

Good News!  The 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes live today at noon Mountain Time.   And it's their 30th Anniversary Year, so it's jam packed with lots of fun crafting supplies.  Grab a cold drink and pull up a chair.   See new product, learn how the Petal Promenade Paper was designed, see how easy it is to do no lines watercoloring and more.

Things you'll want to know

  1. The Online Store will be down from approximately midnight to noon Mountain Time on June 1 preparing for the launch of the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.  Keep checking back.
  2. Stampin' Blends-All current Stampin' Blends are available now, but the new Stampin' Blends will not be available until approximately mid June.  You'll find all the blends on page 205 of your catalog.  The ones marked with an "N" are the ones that will be delayed just a little bit longer.
  3. Stamparatus-Doing a happy dance, the Stamparatus  (a must-have tool for all stampers)  will be available to everyone starting tomorrow, June 1!   Find out more on page 207 of your catalog.  Get your Stamparatus now.

And now let the show begin!   



Varied Vases Stampin' Up!

Just a reminder to all local stampers, June 1 and 2 is also my BIG ANNUAL BOGO EVENT.  Doors are open 9 AM to 7 PM.



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