A Stamper To Remember


Filed under: Projects — January 12, 2018 @ 12:06 pm

Valentine’s Day creeps up fast on the calendar and there are too many fun projects to make!

Here’s an early peek at the latest Paper Pumpkin kit that arrived in my mailbox yesterday.  I was honored  to be recognized with some goodies by the Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin staff.  I contributed some ideas on the demonstrator Facebook group and was surprised to be picked for a prize package.  The rest of my goodies will arrive next week.

I can’t tell you how many times through the years I have been surprised and delighted by Stampin’ Up!  The staff are amazing and it’s been a pleasure to meet them at events and see how they genuinely care for the demonstrators.  Right now is the best time to become a demonstrator (no obligation – we love happy shoppers too).  Not only is it Sale-abration time (biggest promotion of the year), but it is the 30th anniversary of Stampin’ Up and I expect many more surprises.   I want to personally invite you to check it out here and Join the Fun.

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Here’s an easy card that we will be making at my next class.  Clean & Simple is my favorite style and this card fits the bill.

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I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement of the 3 images.  If you didn’t reserve your Stamparatus, be sure you are subscribed to my newsletter and I’ll let you know when it is available again for purchase.

Be sure to check out the products below by clicking on an image, and don’t miss the Sale-abration freebies and Clearance Rack too.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Filed under: Projects — January 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am

I took the #redboxchallenge and made the Paper Pumpkin Positively Picturesque kit with a Valentine twist. I added some scraps of the new Painted With Love Designer Series Paper to the bottom card of each pair. Get your subscription TODAY during Sale-abration to get fun freebies – only available now!

Paper Pumpkin, Positively Pictuesque

The Positively Picturesque kit (still available in my shop for subscribers) comes with  “Love” and “you” stamps and 2 woodcut “love” pieces.  Plus 2 ink spots!  A Paper Pumpkin subscription is a great way to start your collection of ink spot colors and fun stamp sets.  Purchase a 3 or more month subscription and not only do you get to choose Sale-abration freebie(s), but you will be getting the March 5-year Paper Pumpkin anniversary kit plus a gift from me!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Hedgehugs and Sale-abration

Filed under: Projects — January 9, 2018 @ 11:08 am

The new stamp set Hedgehugs caught my eye – it’s so cute!  It can be used for all sorts of occasions, but the 2 little hedgehogs are begging for Valentine’s Day creations.  There’s a little squirrel and bird too.  And the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (free during Sale-abration) is a perfect background for these cute critters.  This card layout is easy for multiples.  Or use the smaller note cards and envelopes (linked below) for even greater ease.

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Today’s Tip:  Cut the DSP in 4×4 pieces and you can get  9 cards from each sheet.  Add a strip of Early Espresso cardstock to tie in with the color of the hedgehogs and sentiment.

I’d like to invite you to join my Stampers To Remember Team during Sale-A-Bration.  Not only do you get to pick 2 additional stamp sets in your no-obligation kit, but it’s the 30th anniversary year of Stampin’ Up!  You will want to be a part of all the fun!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Sale-abrate in 2018!

Filed under: Projects — January 3, 2018 @ 12:11 pm


Happy New Year and Happy Sale-abration!

The big dig continues after about 7 feet of snow in one week in Erie, PA.  Our record breaking total for December was over 10 feet!  Hopefully, you received the new Occasions and SAB catalogs that I mailed out just before Christmas to everyone that ordered from me in 2017.  If you didn’t get one – please let me know before postage goes up (yet again) on January 21.  Better yet, you can download the catalogs TODAY from my website and also see all the new things right in my online store.

Sale-abration (SAB) continues to be the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year – featuring 13 products that you can only get FREE with a $50 or $100 purchase (NEW).  I predict that Party Pandas will be the top choice.  Aren’t they cute?



I made some easy panels to send with my catalogs mailed in December:

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Just add a panel of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and a Calypso Coral folded card:

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The Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper  is absolutely bright and shiny and gorgeous.  I used only a tiny strip on these cards, along with the heart from “Sure do Love You”.

Today’s Tip:  Using small pieces of Designer Paper makes it go a long ways but still adds some real class.

As always, the best deal is our no-obligation Demonstrator starter kit.  For just $99, you get to pick $125 in product with free shipping.  And during SAB, it is doubly nice with 2 free stamp sets from either the annual or occasions catalogs.  We have a great team, I’d love to have you join the fun!

I’m here to help you with your crafting needs for 2018.  And thanks for your support of my home business!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Happy New Year!

Filed under: Projects — January 1, 2018 @ 3:03 pm

Happy New Year! Cozy Cottage is a cute new host set from Stampin’ Up. The bottom house is mine in Erie PA (ha). We are up to 121 inches for the season, most within the past week!  It sure has been an adventure!

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I used Stampin’ Blends to color and embossing paste for the snow.  The new Spring Catalog goes live on January 3.  You can get this set free with $150 order, and also 3 free Sale-A-Bration items!  And there are more specials for hosts and for joining Stampin’ Up!  What a great start to the New Year!

SAB are you ready

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

The Stamparatus is Here!

Filed under: Projects — December 27, 2017 @ 9:48 am

I am excited to be one of the first people to have the new Stampin’ Up stamp placement tool.  My history in the development of this fabulous tool and some FAQs can be seen in this post.


At my house, we are still digging out after a Christmas storm that has laid down over 5 feet of snow in 2 days.  The good news is that my Stamparatus arrived before Christmas.  We are in a snow emergency – so no mail, newspapers or UPS deliveries have been made since before Christmas.  The bad news is that most of my free time has been spend shoveling, and my hands are too sore to do much stamping.

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But I did get this card featuring the Smitten Mitten stamp set quickly made before the storm hit.  How appropriate!  My mittens have had a good workout this week.  This stamp set is great for winter and Valentine’s Day.  It is retiring soon and in low inventory, so you better grab it today if it is still available.  There are darling matching dies as well.  With the Stamparatus, you can align multiple stamps exactly where you want them.  And if your image is not dark enough, you can ink and stamp again in perfect alignment.

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In the photo below you can see how the Stamparatus was key in getting the hearts in a line.  Hinge jumping (moving down one notch at a time) is just one of the fun techniques you can do with your Stamparatus.

Stamparatus Smitten Mitten

Do you want your own Stamparatus?  December 30 is the last chance to reserve one before the next annual catalog in June.  You will need to create an online account and enter your credit card number, but you can cancel anytime because it will not be charged until it ships in the spring.  Here is my direct link to reserve yours today!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

These products are all available while supplies last and are in low inventory – click on each picture to see details in the store:
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Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack

Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack
Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Paper Pumpkin Meets Party Pandas

Filed under: Projects — December 19, 2017 @ 2:50 pm

My December Paper Pumpkin kit arrived this week. I used the 4 “oops” die cut elements to make 4 birthday cards. (The correct die cuts were added as a separate packet in my box).  The Party Pandas stamp set cannot be purchased, it’s a Sale-a-bration freebie.  Right now demonstrators can get it with a $50 purchase, and customers starting January 3.

 Party Pandas, Stampin' Up, Sale-a-bration

Here is the Flora & Flutter Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Don’t you love the bright colors and fun die cuts?  I have a few extra kits – contact me if you would like to purchase one.


Stampin Up Clearance Rack

Don’t forget about the Year End Sale (lots of retiring Holiday catalog products) and the updated Clearance Rack – punches, dies and more at my shop.

Merry Christmas!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Stampin’ Up Clearance

Filed under: Projects — December 18, 2017 @ 9:40 am

Stampin Up Clearance Rack

It’s always an exciting day when the Stampin’ Up Clearance Rack is refreshed.  I’m a bargain hunter so I like to grab a bunch of the cardstock early because that is the first thing that sells out.  Discounts this time are up to 70% off – so you will want to run to my shop right now!

Did you know you can add Clearance Rack products to the Demonstrator Starter Kit and get an additional discount and free shipping? What a great Christmas gift to yourself and to everyone you touch with handcrafted thoughts!  I love all the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  There is no obligation, so you can be yourself as a demonstrator!  Check out the fun here.

At the last Stampin’ Up meeting, I participated in a swap of welcome cards for new Team members.

This was the one I designed:

Welcome swaps

And these are the cards I received:

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My personal theme for this coming year is “Better with TWO”.   So I’d be so happy to send you TWO of these welcome cards if you join my team.  TWO are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.  Eccl. 4:9


Me and You Stampin Up

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Gift Giving Time

Filed under: Projects — December 12, 2017 @ 1:09 pm

Here’s one more gift packaging idea.  These mini pizza boxes from Stampin’ Up! have been very popular.  The insides are coated so you can add some homemade candy or a cookie.  They also fit a gift card, a mini sewing kit….anything small and fun!  And they are so easy to decorate.

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Here I just added a 3×3 piece of Designer Series Paper, a mini bow and tag.  In an earlier post I added a paper quilted piece to the top.   Stock up on some for Valentine’s treats too!

Be sure you reserve your Stamparatus if you want to get it before next June!


Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Gift Giving Time

Filed under: Projects — December 11, 2017 @ 7:00 am

SURPRISE!  Free shipping at my shop – MONDAY ONLY!


Continuing on my series, here is a favorite gift packaging project of mine.  Mixed metallics are really on trend this year and who doesn’t love getting a shiny little package filled with something fun!  The metallic look is also great for upcoming wedding and Valentine’s Day projects.  The Foil Snowflakes are retiring – available while supplies last.

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Here are all sorts of shiny things to add to your shopping list – some are retiring and available only while supplies last:

Be sure you reserve your Stamparatus if you want to get it before next June!


Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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