A Stamper To Remember

More Country Home

Filed under: Projects — September 20, 2018 @ 9:29 am

The Country Lane Product Suite continues to be my favorite from the Holiday Catalog.

Country Lane, Stampin Up

Here’s another card I made, this time trying the new Gray Granite for my card base and a leftover scrap of the Galvanized Metallic Paper for a backsplash.

Stampin Up, Country Home

Today’s Tips:

Stamp the pitcher on a scrap of Cajun Craze, distress and cut then add braided linen thread for the handle.

Wood Textures DSP makes a great countertop.

3 options for coloring the cotton:  Chalk Marker, Shimmer Paint or White craft ink.  Or see what I did in the last post.

Check out the products I used by clicking on the thumbnails at the bottom of this post  If you want my Country Lane CardClass pdf (3 cards below), just be a new newsletter subscriber or make a purchase from my shop.

September Craftdoc Card Class

Don’t forget – there are new things on the Clearance Rack!  If you missed something that sold out, or missed out on the September Frights & Delights Paper Pumpkin kit, contact me – I have a couple extras of almost all the items.


Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack!

Filed under: Projects — September 17, 2018 @ 9:08 am

Are you a bargain hunter like me?  It’s always a happy day when the Clearance Rack is updated.  Now is your chance to grab some retired cardstock for your stash.  Or perhaps a punch or die set that you missed.

You can see the clearance items here.  Some will sell out fast, so don’t miss out on these last chance items.

I would grab some of the Fast Fuse.  The manufacturer had some leftover, so they gave Stampin’ Up! a great deal that they are passing on to you.  There are lots of refills left, but only a small number of the applicators.  This is the SAME item as Tombow Extreme, a very strong adhesive.  I use it all the time.


And who knew that Chocolate Chip would ever retire?


I would grab this window die (Hearth and Home) and the Bow Builder Punch.  Those I used a lot when the were current.



I’ll let you get to shopping.  More projects from the Country Lane Suite in my next post!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

BTW, if your shopping list is over $99, you might want to check out the Demonstrator Starter Kit – it’s the best deal of all.


Country Lane

Filed under: Projects — September 12, 2018 @ 1:57 pm

The Country Home stamp set is my current favorite.  It’s amazing how on trend the Country Lane Suite is.  I snapped this photo of a new fall display in Wegmans.  Sure enough – cotton decor and galvanized metallic tins – just like our suite.

Did you know?  Cotton on the plant in its protective case is called a cotton boll.  (As opposed to a processed cotton ball that we use for all sorts of crafty purposes).

craftdoc cotton and galvanized

So here is an easy card I made with the Country Home Suite.  I love this fresh color combo for fall. Mmm – Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron –  I’m so glad to have these colors back.  Thank you Stampin’ Up!

Country Lane

Stampin up, Country Home

Today’s tips:

Take a tiny bit from a cotton ball, tease it to be thin, and adhere to the cotton spray with a dot of Multipurpose glue.

Paper piece the tin using the new galvanized paper.  Yes, I was able to stamp in Memento ink – this paper is not shiny like the Stampin’ Up foils.

Remember, you can get my free CardClass pdfs of Country Home projects if you are a new subscriber to my newsletter or with any purchase at my shop.  The chicken wire elements are currently backordered until Oct 8, but I would get them ordered right now so you get them in time for your fall projects.

Be on trend too, and pick up the whole suite here.  You can see the individual items and some other coordinating products below.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Could autumn be around the corner?

Filed under: Projects — September 7, 2018 @ 2:42 pm

It’s been so hot here in PA – but we are promised some cooler temperatures tomorrow.  Fall is my favorite season, so I am ready with my craft supplies for some fun projects.

Here are my September class cards.  Did you know that each month, my instruction pdfs are free if you are a new subscriber to my newsletter or make an online purchase at my shop?

September Craftdoc Card Class

All three cards use the Country Lane Suite of products – my favorites (for the moment).  Check them all out here.  Everyone has been going wild over the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  Use it with the Galvanized or any Stampin’ Up foil paper or any cardstock.  You can easily sand and distress the paper for even more depth.

There are still a few spots open at OnStage in Orlando this November.  Why not join the fun and come along with us for the Stampin’ Up! 30th Anniversary celebration?

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson


Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Filed under: Projects — September 5, 2018 @ 11:43 am

Yippee!  The new Holiday Catalog went live today.   There are so many new products – cute, beautiful, useful, amazing and something for everyone.

Here’s a cute one minute peak at some holiday fun.  Don’t you wish your crafting happened like this?

You can see all the new products at my shop.  If you would like a paper copy of the new catalog, just let me know.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you don’t already have one that meets your needs.


The Stampin’ Up! special for September is for hosts.  Why not contact me today and I’ll set you up a host code so friends and family can order from you this month?


The Dashing Deer bundle will probably be a favorite this holiday season.


But if it’s too early to be thinking Christmas for you with this hot weather, check out some of the beautiful fall stamp sets and accessories.


And speaking of hosting, here are some samples from a brand new host-only set called Warm Hearted with sentiments for all the fall and winter holidays.  You can get this set by hosting or simply by placing an order over $150 at my shop. Expect a fun surprise in the mail from me too.


And if you are a Halloween enthusiast, or just want some little treats to have on hand (24 to be exact), the next Paper Pumpkin kit is for you.  Sign up here by September 10th.


Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Stampin’ Up! Anniversary

Filed under: Projects — August 31, 2018 @ 10:04 am

It’s my 20th Stampin’ Up! Anniversary today!!!  I’m overwhelmed with joy thinking about the fun and friendships that Stampin’ Up! has brought to me over the years.  I’ll be celebrating all year, but for this Labor Day weekend, I have a giveaway.  From my abundance of  crafting supplies, I have made up some grab bags that are currently strewn all over my family room floor!  I’ll give one away for free to one person who comments on this blog or on my facebook page.

20th anniv grab bags

The other bags I would also like to give away, so I have set up a host code at my shop.  For each $20 in online orders using the host code EVZRJVRC at the bottom of your shopping bag, I will send you a grab bag.  For example, if your order is $20, you get 1 bag.  If $100, you get five.  And yes I have plenty more crafting supplies to make up more bags!

thanks Stampin Up

I’ll share more about my 20 wonderful years with Stampin’ Up in future posts.

Happy Labor Day weekend and

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson


Last Chance – Blended Seasons

Filed under: Projects — August 30, 2018 @ 5:44 pm

I better share my last couple cards using the Blended Seasons bundle (COLOR YOUR SEASON PROMOTION) before it is gone for good this weekend.  Check out my other projects posted earlier this month to see how versatile are the stamp set and dies.  Don’t miss the limited set of new Watercolor Pencils too.

Stampin Up, blended seasons

Today’s Tip:

Use 3 colors of Stampin’ Up! foil for this gorgeous fall wreath.  Background is the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up Blended Seasons

Today’s Tip:

This is the new glimmer paper from the Holiday Catalog (goes live Sept 5), but you can use the colors from the Annual catalog as well.

To glue down the wreath pieces for both cards, I used a piece of Seal-n-Press to pick up the arranged die-cuts.  Then you can add some dots of glue and place back down.  Perfect placement!

Stampin Up tip

It’s also the last chance for Bonus Days, so why not check out my store today!


Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson


Craft Retreat

Filed under: Projects — August 27, 2018 @ 3:14 pm

It’s always fun to get away for a crafting day or even a whole weekend.  We have lots of opportunities in the Erie PA area, including a Craft Retreat held by my team at Edinboro Camp.  Here are some highlights from last weekend:

craftdoc retreat

Table gifts:

craftdoc retreat table gifts

Inside were markers and a sweet notebook:

craftdoc retreat Rooted in Nature

We had lots of space, lots of food and maybe even a little sleep:

craftdoc retreat

This table of friends crafted some awesome albums and pages:

craftdoc retreat

We even squeezed in a short team meeting to play with the new Timeless Tidings project kit (Holiday Catalog):


craftdoc retreat Timeless Tidings

When it was all over we packed up and started planning for the next Craft Retreat!

craftdoc retreat

I hope you can enjoy a creative outing away from home too.  Or find a day for a crafting “intreat” at home.

The products I used to make the table gifts are linked below.  BONUS DAYS and Specials end soon!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Blended Seasons and Heat Embossing

Filed under: Projects — August 23, 2018 @ 2:29 pm

The Blended Seasons bundle is only available for a few more days (while supplies last)!  Besides the watercoloring (this post), Heat Embossing is my favorite technique using with this beautiful stamp set.

Stampin Up, Blended Seasons, Embossing

Today’s Tip:  This card couldn’t be easier.  Just emboss in white on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and mount on an Early Espresso card.  Done!


Stampin' Up!, Blended Seasons, Embossing, Copper

Today’s Tip:  This card isn’t much harder – this time emboss with copper on Basic Black Cardstock.  Then cut with the 2 smaller Stitched Seasons dies (included in the bundle).  Adhere all 3 pieces to the Cajun Craze card, but use dimensionals on the narrow inside piece.  Wow!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Techniques with Blended Seasons and Watercolor Pencils

Filed under: Projects — August 21, 2018 @ 9:31 am

The Blended Seasons stamp set (only available in August) lends itself to many fun techniques for you to try.  First I used  Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paper and an aquapainter.  It’s so nice to have Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green in Watercolor Pencils – these may not come back after August either, so don’t wait to get the new set of pencils.

Stampin' Up, Blended Seasons

Tip:  Using a lighter hand than I did, add color to the shaded portion of the petals and half of each leaf.  Then blend and pull the color into the white spaces.  This layout can go in either orientation too!  Remember to stamp in StaZon ink if you are using aquapainters to blend.

Next, I tried no line watercoloring.

Stampin Up, Blended Seasons

Tip:  Use a light color stamped off to make subtle lines – here Sahara Sand.  Pencil around the edges and shading lines before blending with an aquapainter.  And after all that work – use your Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment to get it just right!

There’s a fun layout in the Holiday catalog (p. 44) that we had to try with the Blended Seasons set.

Stampin Up, Blended Seasons

Tip:  Lightly pencil in the color on Watercolor Paper and then blend with an aquapainter for a nice rainbow background.  Dry before stamping.  Tear the top and bottom of the layering panel and add some twine.  So simple.

I took this idea one step further to make some watercolored die-cut leaves.

Stampin Up, Blended Seasons

Tip:  Scribble in a more irregular pattern, blend with aquapainter and then die cut leaves.  Add sequins with the new Take Your Pick tool (available in September or in your demonstrator starter kit now).

And last but not least, I did a variation on the smooshing technique to make this stunning background using the new color Granny Apple Green.

Stampin Up, Blended Seasons

Tip:  Every card is different with this fun technique.  Smoosh your inkpad onto a piece of plastic.  I used a clear envelope, but you can use a plastic bag, cellophane bag or whatever is handy.  Spritz once with water (don’t get it too drippy).  Then place your watercolor paper onto the ink, remove and dry.  Some die cut Daffodil Delight leaves are just the right touch for this simple but dramatic card.

You can get the Blended Seasons stamp set and the Stitched Seasons dies (with the leaves and the cool lable framelits) separately, or together as a bundle at a 10% discount.  But they and the Watercolor Pencils are only available in August or while supplies last.

***Don’t forget to add the Granny Apple Green ink pad to your shopping bag!  (Links below).

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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