Masculine Cards Part 3

May 19th, 2015 by craftdoc

Here is the third card in our series from the May Card Class.  Again, this would make a great graduation card.

Today’s Tips:

-Tear a piece of Vellum Cardstock and use White Embossing powder and the Adventure Awaits stamp set (RETIRING THIS MONTH).

-Attach 2 panels to a scrap panel that is 4″ by 5-1/4″.  Here I used a 1-1/2″ piece of Adventure Bound DSP (also retiring) and a 2-1/2″ piece of Early Espresso cardstock, run through the Big Shot with the woodgrain embossing folder.

-Now you can attach the vellum with the silver mini brads and the back will be hidden when you adhere the panel to the card base – Here Basic Gray.


All supplies are by Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased at my website SHOP.

Masculine Cards Part 2

May 18th, 2015 by craftdoc

Here is the second card from our series – metallic tire tracks.  This would make a great masculine graduation or birthday card.  Following is floral card made with the same technique.

Today’s Tips:

-Cut a scrap of cardstock the size of your metallic panel.  Wrap a piece of aluminum foil around the panel, taking care to make nice corners. Run through the Big Shot with the Zig Zag embossing folder.   Use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the panel.

– I used the Circle Framelits to cut the large circle and stamped the scooter image from Today & Everyday (RETIRING THIS MONTH) on Smoky Slate Cardstock.  I put a Stampin’ Dimensional behind the top of the circle to bring it to the same level as the metallic panel.


This card uses the Tiny Triangles embossing folder and the Fun Flower punch.


All supplies are Stampin’ Up! (except the tin foil) and can be purchased at my website SHOP.

Masculine Cards Part 1

May 16th, 2015 by craftdoc

Here’s the first card we did at the May Card Class – the etch-a-sketch card that has been popular on Pinterest.

Today’s Tips:

-Prepare card base with an 11″ x 4-1/4 piece of scored Real Red Cardstock.

-Using your Stampin’ Trimmer, cut 3/4″ around the inside of the front to make opening.

-Stamp the From the Herd (RETIRING THIS MONTH) image on a 5″ by 3-3/4″ panel of Smoky Slate Cardstock.

-Run SNAIL adhesive around the top edges of the panel and add a same size piece of Window Sheet.

-Use your Silicone Mat, if you don’t want to get adhesive on your work surface.

-Run SNAIL around the top and adhere inside the opening.   You can add another piece of Real Red to cover the back of the Gray Panel, but I just stamped some balloons on it.

-Add controls with 1″ and 3/4″ circle punches and Stampin’ Dimensionals.



All products are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased at my website SHOP.

May Card Class

May 11th, 2015 by craftdoc

I know April showers bring May flowers, but instead we are going for masculine cards this month.  Class is Tues May 10 in Erie, PA – details on my Stampin’ Up! website calendar.  I’ll post tips for each card later this month.  See my previous post for sneak peeks from the upcoming catalog.


Catching Up

May 9th, 2015 by craftdoc

I’m catching up my blog with some cards I made a while ago.  Card class is next week – so stay tuned for some fun masculine cards posting soon!

I made this card in February for the second Birthday of Paper Pumpkin, using the February kit.  At that point over 600,000 kits had been mailed out.  You can get yours here  There is a great promotion going on for new subscribers – use the promo code SAVE50 to get your first 2 months at half price.  You can cancel at any time.


And here are a few easy cards I made with the Banner Blessing stamp set and the grid cards from Project Life.

Today’s Tip:

-Use some scraps of Designer Series Paper across the top or bottom of the grid card and add some twine for a sweet card layout.  The mat is embossed with the Big Shot and various embossing folders by Stampin’ Up!

-All supplies can be purchased at my website SHOP.


24 Hour Flash Sale

May 8th, 2015 by craftdoc

I just had to share this great deal from Stampin’ Up! –

***If you missed the 24 hour Flash Sale, you can still get a great deal with Promo Code  SAVE50 – new customers get 50% off for the first 2 months ****

I saw the May kit and it is really cute – it makes 4 gift bags and 6 cards with a birthday/celebrate theme. Regular price is $19.95.  Scroll down to see a sneak peek of the kit.

Here is my link

And the promo code is SAVE50 for new subscribers.

It makes a great gift! Get one for yourself too.

Regular price is $19.95 and you can cancel anytime.

Flash Sale

May Paper Pumpkin

Sneak Peek!

May 4th, 2015 by craftdoc

Would you like to be among the first to get your hands on this exciting new Stampin’ Up! catalog and these new products?


The catalog goes live on June 2, but you can get some select items in your new Demonstrator Starter Kit starting May 5.

Here are some of my suggestions from the pre-order list:

1.  Sprinkles of Life stamp set plus Tree Builder Punch.  This darling set and punch make trees, clouds, baskets and ice cream cones!


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tree builder punch

2.  Of course you will want all the new In Colors!  If you get the bundle of ink pads and assorted cardstock, it’s like getting the CS for free.


3.  Here’s another peek at the new In Colors along with another new stamp set – You’ve Got This.  Note the bit of Sheer Lace Trim behind the sentiment – also on the pre-order list.

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4.  Here’s another fun project with the new In Colors and the Layered Letters Alphabet set – also on the pre – order.  And note the perfect banner tail – we have a new punch that will fit 1″, 1-1/2″, and 2″ strips.  The Triple Banner Punch is also on the pre-order list.

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Triple Banner Punch

5. The line-up of new Designer Series Papers and Paper stacks are the best I’ve seen in a while.  I can’t wait to get them.  Two are available on the Pre-order – Bohemian DSP and Cherry on Top Paper Stack – both with matching Washi Tape.



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For only $99 plus tax you can choose $125 in product of your choice from the pre-order list, the annual catalog, the clearance rack and/or the weekly deals.  Besides the discount, you get free shipping too!  Whether you want to start a business or just get the discount, I’m here to help you get started.  The kit is super easy to order at my Website – at the JOIN THE FUN tab.  When you get to the customizable kit, pull up the “Sneak Peek” to choose from the new products.

Here are a couple of scenarios to help you choose your kit.  The product total must be over $99 and under $125.  Entirely your choice!

My favorites:

139971 Sprinkles of Life $21

138295 Tree Builder Punch $18

138358 In Color Kit $32.50

And this:

139575 You’ve Got This (Clear Mount) $28

(add blocks  c -118486 and e -118484 if you don’t have them)

OR 139572 You’ve Got This (Wood Mount) $39

OR this:

138692 Layered Letters Alphabet $27

138292 Triple Banner Punch $23

Then,  pick some of the new In Color Sheer Lace Trim for $6 each  if you have any room left (you can’t go over $125)

138423 Cucumber Crush

138426 Delightful Dijon

138424 Mint Macaroon

138422 Tip Top Taupe

138425 Watermelon Wonder

Other new pre-order items to consider: In Color Markers,  DSP, Washi Tape, Project Life Bundle, Gift Bag Punch Board, Cotton Paper, Envelope Paper.

******YOU CAN ALSO PICK UP TO 2 HOSTESS SETS in your kit**********  The preorder period is the only time that demonstrators are able to purchase host sets – otherwise we have to earn them just like everybody else.

Can’t fit all your wish list in your kit?  You can order the rest with your demonstrator discount as soon as you receive your demo id number.

If you don’t have a Big Shot  (113439) like my newest team member Dawn, you could pick that instead – and add some embossing folders and cardstock or the Stampin’ Scrub and Mist like she did.

Let me know if you need some help planning your kit.  I can’t wait to have you join our Stampin’ Up! family!






Mother’s Day Card

May 1st, 2015 by craftdoc

Mother’s Day will soon be here!

Choose path 1 or 2.

1.  If you got the April Paper Pumpkin in your mailbox – Open it up and follow the instructions to make a quick and adorable card for that someone special.  Then  go to my website shop and purchase a Paper Pumpkin gift subscription (under kits).  And add this gift card.

2.  If you did not get the April kit –   go to my website shop and purchase a Paper Pumpkin gift subscription (under kits).  And add this gift card.  I’ll send you a hand-made card in the mail that you can use to enclose your gift card.

Here is my card straight from the kit.

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And here is one I made adding some extra cardstock and a flower stamp from the retiring Mixed Bunch set.


Today’s Tip:

-Be sure that your subscription code is redeemed by May 10th at so your special someone will receive the May kit.

-For my stampers in the Erie, PA area, check out my Taste of Paper Pumpkin event (May 12 at noon) at my website calendar and facebook page.

Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

April 28th, 2015 by craftdoc

Project Life by Stampin’ Up! has changed the way I scrapbook.  A couple of tote bags came with me to the last crop instead of a carload of supplies.   I completed these pages about a family vacation in no time and just have to add the journaling and maybe a few embellishments.   Here I used the Let’s Get Away Collection from the Occasions Catalog.

Today’s Tips:

– Photos and cards are easy to rearrange in Project Life. And I tend to change my mind a lot!  That’s why I complete an event and then go back and add my journaling.  I use sticky notes on the pages to remember place names so I can add them later.

-A few of  the Project Life Card Collections are being retired and are half-price at my website SHOP!

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Contest!  Post your favorite Project Life by Stampin’ Up! layouts on Pinterest using #NationalScrapbookDay with #PLxSU and the collection hashtag (for example, #LetsGetAway) in the description. On Monday, May 4, we’ll pick 20 winners from the new tags to receive a Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection by Stampin’ Up! (item # 135307) signed by Becky and Shelli!

Weekly Deals

April 28th, 2015 by craftdoc

Some fun Deals this Week at my website SHOP.  Check out all the different heart punches!  And the fry box is my favorite big die.

weekly deals

I made these bunnies for Easter.



These darling boxes are posted on the soshelli blog and were gifts for her twin grandkids.

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