More Stampin’ Up! Displays

September 30th, 2014 by craftdoc

Sharing ideas is one of the best parts of a Stampin’ Up! event.  Tomorrow is the beginning of a special promotion for all new demonstrators.  If you are not currently a demonstrator, I hope you give a thought about joining my team.  We have so much fun together!  Here are some more displays from the recent Unite&Excite event we attended in Ohio.   Oh, and a special 6 day promotion called Stamp Stock and Save begins tomorrow as well!  Check everything out starting Oct 1 HERE

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World Card Making Day in Erie PA

September 29th, 2014 by craftdoc

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Let’s join the rest of the world and make a few cards…
Bring some friends and celebrate World Card Making Day Stampin’ Up! style.

Boston Pizza – 8071 Peach St.

Door Prizes! Basket Raffle to benefit Operation Christmas Child.

Saturday October 4, 10am-1pm
Come and go as you like. Food available for purchase starting at 11am.

Come by yourself or share a card kit (makes 15 cards pictured above) with friends and family.  Children 10 and up are welcome. Cost is $20 per kit.

Please make RSVP for #seats and payment to:
Kim Wilson, 4729 Oakbark Ct. Erie, PA 16506
or as paypal to

Can’t stay and create with us?  Just stop by for a few minutes and see what we are up to – enter the prize drawing and do a quick make & take.

Free Paper Pumpkin make and take:


#stampinup #paperpumpkin #worldcardmakingday

Work of Art

September 28th, 2014 by craftdoc

I pulled out a few more cards swaps from Convention.  This time all are using the Work of Art stamp set.  This is an amazingly versatile set.

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A Stampin’ Up! Fall

September 27th, 2014 by craftdoc

I pulled out some Convention swaps for some more fall color.  A bit of Blackberry Bliss hits the spot!   The Bloom with Hope Hostess set in the second photo is great for using the Blendabilities markers.



More Paper Pumpkin Treats

September 26th, 2014 by craftdoc

Here are some more treat holders I made with the stamps from the September Paper Pumpkin kit by Stampin’ Up!

Today’s Tips:

-cut cardstock 2″ x 5-1/2″ and score at 3-1/2″ from each end before punching with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

-The ghost is cut with the Fall Fun Framelit dies.

-You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin HERE.  I heard a rumor that the October kit will be Thanksgiving themed.


Here is the original Paper Pumpkin project – 6 Boo-tiful bags.


Paper Pumpkin Bat Tutorial

September 25th, 2014 by craftdoc

I love the September Boo-tiful Bags Paper Pumpkin kit.  I have been using the stamp set and Tangerine Tango ink spot on several Halloween projects, besides the burlap treat bags that come with the kits.

Here’s the video for the cute treat bags: 

And here is the bat treat holder that I made with the stamp set:




1.  Make a template from scrap paper and punch the bat shape with the wide oval punch.  Trace onto a half sheet of Basic Black Cardstock that is scored at 2-3/4 and 5-3/4″.  Use the punch or scissors to cut the bat shape on the cardstock.

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2.  Use your Simply Scored tool to make some veins in the bat wings.


3.  Make a 1″ belly band and stamp with the greeting.  The stamped inside panel is 2-1/2 x 4″.

Here are a couple more bats made with the Good Greetings and Holiday Invitation stamp sets.  Thanks Barb and Kathie for the inspiration!  This truly was a CASE of a CASE of a CASE of a CASE.  Or is that a CASE to the 4th degree?

Current Paper Pumpkin subscribers can order the bag refill kits.  If you are not a subscriber, check it out HERE.





Choose Happiness

September 24th, 2014 by craftdoc

I added the Choose Happiness stamp set bird to my scheme from yesterday.  Hint:  This stamp set will be on sale Oct 1-6 so check back on my website store that week.  I also used the Four Feathers stamp set and framelit dies.  I don’t usually do collage style cards, but I like how this one turned out.  The second photo is mainly swap cards from the Stampin’ Up! Convention along this theme.  The 2 left most cards use the Choose Happiness stamp set.  I made the bottom one in a pre-convention event I attended.  The banner panel is cut with the Party Pennants die – a Weekly Deal Sept 23-29!  Check it out in my online store.

Today’s Tips:

-dip a wet aqua painter into Cajun Craze ink and flick with your thumb and index finger to get the speckles.

-just press down your closed ink pad to get a puddle of ink inside the lid.

-The last photo shows our Kinda Eclectic make & takes from the Stampin’ Up! Convention 2014.  On the stepped up card, I added a background by just inking up the honeycomb embossing folder and pressing by hand onto the card in several spots.

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Kinda Eclectic Fall

September 23rd, 2014 by craftdoc

I was in the mood for Cazun Craze and Crushed Curry the other day so I created these cards based on some layouts on my Pinterest board.  I used the Kinda Eclectic Stamp set along with Holiday Home and For All Things.

Todays Tips:

-For the first card, I just cut a 5-1/4 x 4″ panel of Color Me Autumn DSP at an angle, moved it 1/2 inch and cut again.  This leaves a gap for the sentiment.  A bit of Washi Tape and a butterfly cover up the ink smudge:)

-On the second card I did a little rock and roll to get 2 colors on the leaves.

-On the third card I laid the 2 vanilla panels on top of each other, stamped and then added the mat.  You get a little halo around the edge, but it is covered by the mat.

More on this theme tomorrow.  And stand by for a great promotion Oct 1-6.  You can contact me for details or check my demo website on Oct 1.  New weekly deals start every Tuesday.  I appreciate your business!




More Swap Cards

September 19th, 2014 by craftdoc

Here are some more beautiful swap cards from our Stampin’ Up! Unite&Excite demonstrator event last week.

First the yummy treats:


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Swap Cards

September 18th, 2014 by craftdoc

Swapping cards is one of the fun ways to meet people at a Stampin’ Up! event.  Here are a few of the swaps I got at the Unite & Excite event I attended last week in Jefferson, OH.  We brought a carload of demonstrators from Erie, PA and had a blast.  Here is our group of presenters at the event.  I am 3rd from the left. #uniteexcite

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