A Stamper To Remember

New Catalog Time

Filed under: Projects — April 20, 2017 @ 6:51 am

creativity your way

The unveiling of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is always an exciting time.  I got my copy at OnStage and can’t wait to show you some of the new products.  If you want your own copy of the catalog mailed to you in May, please fill out this form.

And, if you would like to get your hands on the new In Colors, new bundles and new product suites at a discount, consider purchasing the no-obligation starter kit – info is here.  Not only will you be among the first to get the new product, but you will also be first to see the new Holiday Catalog when it is released in late summer.

Here is a card I made with one of my favorite new sets – Crafting Forever.  Can you see 3 of the new colors?

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Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

Beautiful You

Filed under: Projects — April 19, 2017 @ 9:11 am

Here are some gorgeous swap cards I got at #OnStage2017 using the Beautiful You stamp set by Stampin’ Up!  This set will carry over to the new catalog, but some of the products used on these cards are retiring and some are on sale.  Check them out at the bottom of this post.





The catalog photos do not do justice to the Designer Series Paper Stacks.  These papers are beautiful, readers.   You get 40 12×12 sheets in different color assortments. And they are retiring (sadly).

Thanks card creators for swapping with me at OnStage.  Contact me if you want information on how you can attend the next fun Stampin’ Up! meeting.

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Dragonfly Dreams Bundle

Filed under: Projects — April 15, 2017 @ 8:40 am

One last post for Dragonfly Dreams.  These photos are by Stampin’ Up! staff and artisans.  Wouldn’t you love to be paid (or even to get free boxes of new product each month) to create?  This bundle of stamp set and dies is 10% off in my online store – here.

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Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set; Basic Gray, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Shimmery White, Vellum, and Whisper White Cardstock; Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper; Gold Foil Sheets; Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush; Blushing Bride Solid and Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine; Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape; Stampin’ Dimensionals®; Aqua Painters®; Big Shot™; Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits™ Dies

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Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set (item 142924) stamped with Mint Macaron (item 138326) and Tip Top Taupe ink (item 138325) on a layer of Whisper White Cardstock (item 100730). The square was die cut with the Big Shot (item 143263) and the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (item 145372). For the sentiment banner, I took Sweet Sugarplum ink (item 141395), added the dotted background on Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock (item 141418), and finished with the sentiment stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink (item 126950). The background is from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (item 142778) finished off with Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon (item 141656).

*******Retiring Products Alert*********

The Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper used in the second photo is retiring AND it’s on sale here.

If you missed out on the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper used in the first card, I have a sampler from my hoarded stash to mail out for online orders this month.  Just let me know if you would like Serene Scenery or Falling in Love – both favorites are sold out and I have a little bit left of each.

Dragonfly Dreams

Filed under: Projects — April 14, 2017 @ 9:14 am

Here are a couple more cards I have made with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.  I am so happy that it will carry over to the new catalog, BUT it will not be at the bundled savings as it is now.



Today’s Tips:

-For the second card, I used a special Sizzix plate that has a gap so that the center of the dragonfly was not cut.  You can achieve the same effect by partially running through your carstock from each side.  Or by making stacked chipboard “plates” for each side.

-I colored the dragonfly by sponging ink on the wings.

-The Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and Lace Doilies are retiring, and on sale while supplies last.  The Falling in Love Designer Paper used in the first card is sadly already sold out.  I am giving away samplers of this paper for online order this month at my shop.

Here are a few swaps I received at #onstage2017 Richmond using the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.

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Dragonfly Dreams Swaps Stampin up craftdoc

Dragonfly Dreams Swaps Stampin up craftdoc


And a fancy folds card that my roommate received:

Dragonfly Dreams Swaps Stampin up craftdoc

Discover Your Creativity!

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Falling in Love

Filed under: Projects — April 13, 2017 @ 2:15 pm

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Sadly, the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper was one of the first retiring Stampin’ Up! products to sell out.  This lovely paper and its color scheme will be featured in my class next week.  This suite of products is on the retiring list and on sale too – so check them out while supplies last – here.  I didn’t use the coordinating stamp set in my class, but it is also beautiful and great for weddings and anniversaries.

You can purchase the Class Tip handout at my etsy store.  If you make a purchase from me this month at my shop, and would like the handout, just contact me and I’ll email it to you.  I’ll also send you a  sampler of this beautiful Designer Series Paper while my hoarded supply holds out.

Color Combo

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Here are a couple swap cards from Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Richmond also using the Best Birds bundle.  More swaps are on my Facebook page.


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Retiring List

Filed under: Projects — April 10, 2017 @ 5:18 pm


The Stampin’ Up! retiring list was released a few hours ago in the online shop and we almost crashed the site.  Of course it didn’t help that the new catalog was also available to demonstrators that didn’t attend OnStage at the same time.  #demoperk – seeing new products before anyone else.

Here are some of my favorites that are in low inventory, so could sell out very quickly.  Some retiring products are on sale up to 50% off, depending on inventory.  Of course they still could sell out quickly because of the reduced price.   You never know!

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I’ll post some photos from OnStage later in the week – I had a great time!

Happy shopping!

Kim Wilson
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Happy Birthday Paper Pumpkin

Filed under: Projects — April 10, 2017 @ 5:32 am

****The RETIRED LIST posts at 3pm Eastern Today – check my store – some items may sell out quickly********

last day

You truly don’t want to miss out on this one! Get the special Sara kit that includes 12 cards, a new color; Lemon-Lime Twist, and a must have stamp set  Subscribe here and don’t forget to tell your friends to sign up too! A special gift is included to celebrate the 4th birthday of Paper Pumpkin.

We got to see some of the cards from this kit at OnStage.  I love the bold colors and the fun sentiments on the stamp set.  This is a set you will use over and over.  You can add additional kits to your order to use as a gift.  April 10th is the last day.

Here’s a sneak peek at some products from the new catalog and some of my swap cards from OnStage 2017.   You will get a chance to purchase this bundle starting May 1 in a special promotion by Stampin’ Up!  More from the meeting and more sneak peeks coming soon.

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Swapping at events

Filed under: Projects — April 8, 2017 @ 3:44 pm

This is one of my favorite swaps for  Stampin’ Up! #OnStage2017

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I also made some extra cards to send to my team members.  We had a great Sale-a-Bration and I appreciate them so much.  Here’s how easy it was to make multiples of this design.

Today’s Tip:

-Cut one sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP) in 3″ strips.  Then cut twice at 4-1/4.  You will have 4 smaller pieces left to stamp the Beautiful You dress on the reverse side (twice on each piece) for the Paper Piecing technique.  The DSP stack has 40 sheets, includes 5 colors, 4 patterns and is a great bargain.

Stampin Up Beautiful you template

Check out the supplies at my shop by clicking on the pictures below.
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Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

Window Box Pop Up Card Tutorial

Filed under: Projects — April 7, 2017 @ 2:36 pm


You can use the Window Box Thinlit Dies by Stampin’ Up1 to make a really fun Pop Up Card – AKA Hexagonal Base Pop Up Card.  I got the  idea from Mitosu Crafts in the UK.

Here is how I made mine for an OnStage WOW swap.


1. Die cut 2 of the box shapes.

2. Cut off the tabs marked with an x.

3. Fold well on score lines except for very top flap.

4. Score on dotted lines as well – you will be folding the top in half.


5. Adhere tabs together on the 2 sides.  Adhere the outside halves of the hexagonal tops together.  Here I used Liquid Glue, but I think Tear & Tape would hold better.


6.  I added a card panel that is 3-3/4″ square to the upper top piece with some balloons and clouds from the Lift Me Up bundle.  You can add any size card or just add die cuts to float up when the card pops up.  Mine will fit in a medium envelope – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 when it is collapsed.  I just added one card to the front, but you could add a second to the back if you want the back to look nice too.


7.  Decorate the side panels too.  If you are die cutting the windows, you will want to do this before you adhere the two halves of the box together.  I jusst used 1-3/4″ square stamped pieces. For the angled piece, I used the die to make a template.


8.  Here is what the card looks like when it is flat and then when it is collapsed.  Be sure to test it out before you embellish the card and sides.  Just push down on the top so it slides into the base all the way flat so it will fit in a medium 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2 ” envelope.


I can’t wait to see my friends (and the other swap cards) at the Richmond session of #OnStage2017 .

To view the products used, click on the images below.  Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter at my website.  You can check out the Join the Fun tab if you want to go to the next OnStage in November.


Color Combo
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Stampin’ Up! Swaps

Filed under: Projects — April 4, 2017 @ 10:11 am

One of my favorite things to do at a Stampin’ Up! event is swapping.  It’s a great way to meet people and come home with some new ideas.  This weekend I will be attending OnStage in Richmond.


Do you think I signed up for enough swaps (LOL)?  Some are for general swapping while we wait for the event to begin.  I like to arrive early to get a front row seat, chat and just acclimate.

Super Duper Stampin Up Swaps

Today’s Tip:

For double duty on multiple projects, use the same stamp set and colors to save time.

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