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Valentine’s Day Cards – Sending Love

Filed under: Projects — January 15, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

It’s time for another series – we better get some Valentine’s Day cards created because it is coming up fast.  Check out earlier posts for some I already shared with the Sending Love Suite, which features the Sealed with Love Bundle (stamp set plus framelits at 10% off).  I love how Stampin’ Up! produces a suite of products that all coordinate.  Click on the thumbnails below to see each item in the store.

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Today’s Tips:

It’s easy to put together these sweet little envelopes.  The framelit dies do all the cutting and scoring.
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Valentine Cards – Sending Love

Filed under: Projects — January 14, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

It’s time for another series – we better get some Valentine’s Day cards created because it is coming up fast.  Check out this post for a few I already shared with the Sending Love Suite, which features the Sealed with Love Bundle (stamp set plus framelits at 10% off).  I love how Stampin’ Up! produces a suite of products that all coordinate.  Click on the thumbnails below to see each item in the store.

Oh- the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (used on the first card) should be back in stock on Monday.




Today’s Tips:

Add a dry embossed background for a real WOW factor.  In these cards I used several different embossing folders.

The free Sale-A-Bration ribbon, metallic enamel dots and 2 colors of glimmer paper add some Valentine bling.
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Cake in a Mug

Filed under: Projects — January 11, 2017 @ 11:07 am

Here’s an easy gift for Valentine’s Day – Cake in a Mug.  I had fun making these to give away at Christmas, but they make a sweet present for any occasion.


Today’s tips:

-I mixed up a batch in a large jar to keep on hand.  I placed 1/4 cup of the mix into  plastic snack bags and added a snack sized nutella cup for my gifts.

– The easy tag is made using the Cheerful Tags Framelits dies, Baker’s Twine and a strip of Washi Tape.  Some of the supplies are now retired, but there are easy substitutes – click on the thumbnails below.

-I’ll include my recipe at the bottom of this post.
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Triple Chocolate Mug Cake

Add 1 bag (1/4 cup) cake mix to a mug.

Stir in 2 Tablespoons of water.

Add a dollop of Nutella before baking for a gooey center, or on top after baking.

Microwave 30 seconds.

Best warm– mmm.


Recipe for Kim’s cake mix (in case you need more).

Mix together and store in a closed container:

1 cup flour

¾ cup sugar

1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder

¼ cup dry milk or dry buttermilk powder

¼ cup cocoa powder (I used dark chocolate)

¼ cup chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate)

Dash salt

Makes enough for about 10- 11 servings.


Filed under: Projects — January 9, 2017 @ 4:59 pm

Before I show the calendars I made, don’t forget to get your Paper Pumpkin subscription on sale here and activate it before tomorrow to get the January kit.  You get Sale-a-Bration freebies too, depending on the length of your subscription.


This 2017 calendar printable is courtesy of Paper Pumpkin.  It fits the calendar from last year’s kit or you can adapt it like I did.   I stamped the month names with the Project Life Date It stamp set, adhered each month to a Project Life card (Seasonal Snapshot  is on the Clearance Rack right now, but any card collection will work) and put in a clear acrylic frame.


Here I added a calendar to our beautiful Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (free during Sale-A-Bration).   And I can’t get enough of the Dragonfly Dreams.  I am making one of these for each of my team members (You can join the fun here).  I used 12×12 paper so the calendar when folded is 6 x 4″.  Each page has 3 months.



Happy New Year!

Click on the thumbnail to view products in the store.
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January Events

Filed under: Projects — January 6, 2017 @ 8:59 am

Are you ready to Sale-A-Brate in January?  It’s our biggest promotion of the year.  There are some fun new products just in time for Valentine’s Day.  You can shop here, or download the new catalogs from my sidebar.

Two local Erie, PA events are coming up soon.


Sale-A-Bration Kickoff

See what’s new with Stampin’ Up! and pick up your free catalogs.

Door Prizes!
Free Make and Takes!
Meet your local Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and get the scoop on upcoming classes.

Special gift for the first 30 people to RSVP.

We have the back room reserved at IHOP on Peach St. Don’t forget to pick up some yummy food while you are there.


January Card Class

You are invited to our January Card Class. Make these 3 Valentine cards featuring brand new Stampin’ Up! products. Cost: $10 or free for club members or with a $20 purchase. Sessions are 10-noon or 1-3. Bring a friend! Please RSVP.  January 17 at 4729 Oakbark Ct, Erie PA

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Filed under: Projects — January 4, 2017 @ 11:41 am

While we are waiting for the Stampin’ Up! website to come back up, and the new Occasions and SAB catalogs to be live, how about a few project ideas instead of this:


Here are two of my favorite bundles from the new catalog:  Dragonfly Dreams and Special Reason.  Which one is your favorite?

dragonfly dreams

special reason ss

To see the PDFs of the new catalogs – click on the sidebar pictures.

I’m getting ready for my Sale-A-Bration kickoff which is Saturday at the Erie,PA IHOP from 3-5 PM.  If you are in the area, stop by, stamp a make &take and pick up your free catalogs!  The event is posted on my Facebook page (see sidebar).

OnStage Display Stamper

Filed under: Projects — December 31, 2016 @ 12:19 pm

It’s time again to apply for Display Stamper for the next Stampin’ Up! OnStage.   We always have a great time at these meetings – seeing new product, learning new ideas and most of all meeting up with old and new friends.  Check out the Join the Fun link at my website if you want to find out more.  You get to choose extra goodies in your starter kit starting January 4th during Sale-A-Bration.

I’m featuring the Sealed with Love bundle for my projects.  It seems like Valentine’s Day sneaks up fast after Christmas so I want to be ready with some fun ideas.


The Pool Party lace is from the Delicate Details stamp set – one of the Sale-A-Bration freebies. The stamps are photopolymer so you can leave them straight, or bend into shapes.  The beautiful new doilies are white on one side and vanilla on the other.


I love the arrow dies.  Here I cut one out of silver Glimmer Paper.  The new wood embellishments are fun too.


The Hey, Chick stamp set is another SAB freebie.  I think this will be a big hit!  To make the chicken wire “stamp”, ink up the top surface of the new Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder and press it onto your card panel.


Each of my 3D projects can be made from one 6×6 sheet of paper.  I used the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack for both, and also on two of the cards.  One stack of 48 sheets goes a long ways. To see instructions for the little box/bag and pouch see this post.


And finally for my scrapbook page I used the Cool Treats stamp set and Project Life by Stampin’ Up! pocket pages and cards.  I think this stamp set will be a top seller for 2017.


Hope you have a Sweet New Year!
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Post Christmas

Filed under: Projects — December 29, 2016 @ 2:28 pm

The snow is falling hard here in Erie and it’s a good time to stay home and start some after Christmas craft projects.

If Santa gifted you some cash this year, here are some favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my website shop.


SALE-A-BRATION – our biggest promotion of the year begins January 4 as well as the new Occasions Catalog.  If you are on my newsletter list and would like hard copies of the catalogs mailed to you, just let me know.

The Year-end Closeout sale is still going on through January 3.  One item that is NOT retiring, but IS on sale is the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit dies.  You have probably seen a lot of projects on blogs and Pinterest using these dies.  Here are some ideas.  The snowman card was a swap I received at the last Stampin’ Up! OnStage meeting.





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Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Filed under: Projects — December 22, 2016 @ 8:49 am

I made lots of these fun gift card holders this year.  They are made from all different combinations of Designer Series Paper.  Of course, this design would make a great gift for any occasion, using different colors.  So have fun making one (or a dozen) and be prepared for a big WOW!



Base:  11×4, score at 4, 5-1/2, 7

Lid:  3 x 4-1/4, score in half at 1-1/2

Belly Band: 8-1/2 x 1

Outside DSP: 3-3/4 square

Inside DSP: 3-3/4 x 2-1/4

Lid DSP: 4 x 1-1/4



Cut and score cardstock pieces.  Fold the base into a W.


Glue together the bottom of the W – this will become the holder – adhere it to the top but just on the very edges so the card will fit.



Add the DSP and wrap the belly band around the holder.  Adhere the bow die cut from the Sunshine Wishes framelits.  I added little tags with Baker’s Twine.  I just realized there is no stamping on my project!  You could at least add a “To” and “From” on the inside.
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Project Life Hello December

Filed under: Projects — December 21, 2016 @ 5:26 pm

I’ve had fun this month with Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Hello December.  I showed my advent calendar in an earlier post.  And my December class was quick and easy Christmas cards with the Accessory Kit, Tin of Tags stamp set and Stampin’ Up! note cards.


And here are some more holiday cards made with this fun little stamp set, 2×2″ cards and embellishments in the kit.  I made these at an event in Atlanta last month.

PL HD cards1 PL HD cards2

PL HD tags

Today’s Tips:

I made the cute tags by cutting the note cards in half.

Stamp the little tree several times without inking to make a fun background.  This little stamp is included in the Hello December Accessory Kit.


TAMS Color Builder(2)

(Well, substitute Basic Black for the Early Espresso).
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Here are some other projects provided by the Stampin’ Up! home office.  The Project Life cards can be used for little notes, gift tags and even memory albums:)







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