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FLASH SALE – Fall crafting – Stampin’ Up kit

Filed under: Projects — October 8, 2018 @ 7:32 am


Can you believe it?  A fun fall craft kit with stamps, ink and paper from Stampin’ Up for just $5?  Better grab your promo code – FLASH1018 and get to my special Paper Pumpkin link before they are gone!

The actual kit will be a fun surprise, but it will be fall themed.  Postage is included too – right to your mailbox.  This offer is for new subscribers only.  So share with a friend!  You can cancel at any time.


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Be sure to mail the cards today that you made for World Card Making Day.  Here are 2 of mine going out – a sympathy and a birthday.  The first one is from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  The second one used the Falling For Leaves stamp set and dies.

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Today’s Tip (and confession):  Do you have a TV tray?  I sometimes make my Paper Pumpkin kit while watching House Hunters.

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Here are some of the finished treat bags from the September kit ready to give away at  my open house.  You can see my stamping (aka dining room) table in the background.  I have a feeling that this next kit will be cards, or at least include cards, since that is a favorite for Paper Pumpkin.  There are only a limited number of kits available at the $5 price, so head on over here right now if you have never subscribed before.  And even if you have, run there too and make sure your subscription is up to date so you don’t miss this fall and also the upcoming holiday kit.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

World Card Making Day

Filed under: Projects — October 6, 2018 @ 8:37 am

Happy World Card Making Day!  I hope you get a chance to craft some handmade cards today.  And even more importantly – get them mailed on Monday to bless someone with the gift of your thoughtfulness.

Kits are a great way to make beautiful cards fast.  (There are several on sale this week)!


Paper Pumpkin Blissful Blooms

I made up a recent Paper Pumpkin kit while I was traveling this week.  Blissful Blooms is one of my favorite past kits, especially for the sentiments.  The above 2 cards I made from extra pieces.  I just stamped the flowers on Stampin Up note cards (on sale through Oct 7) and added the extra vellum pieces, twine and tags from the kit.

There will be a flash sale on a fall themed Paper Pumpkin kit starting October 8 through the 10th while supplies last.  Just $5 if you are a new subscriber. Here is my special link and the promo code is  FLASH1018  Put October 8th and the code on your calendar!

World Card Making Day Calligraphy Essentials

Since Calligraphy Essentials is one of the stamp sets on sale (and since my own set had never seen ink), I brought it out to play.  Again I used the note cards from the sale, and made a simple no-layers card. Doesn’t it almost looks hand-painted?

Today’s Tips:

For a no-line look, choose your lightest color to stamp with and/or stamp off.  Then fill in with Stampin’ Write Markers.  I used the Regals Collection markers for a fall look.  I stamped flowers from the Petite Palette stamp set (also on sale).  There is a good video here showing the calligraphy, but basically – use the brush ends and go up (the narrow portions) lightly, giving more pressure on the downstrokes to fill in the thicker portions of the script.

Check out all the Sale items (October 1-7)  HERE including some KITS,  ADHESIVES and 12×12 CARDSTOCK.



Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

World Card Making Day Sale

Filed under: Projects — October 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am

Happy October!

(Yes it’s time to work on those Fall and Halloween projects).

Happy World Card Making Day!

(Celebrate a few days early with a sale).

Happy New Stampin’ Up! Year!

(with a brand new chance to earn a trip – Maui in 2020!)

Stampin' Up, Birthday card, bat punch,batman card

My daughter informed me that yesterday’s card would look better with this bat.  What do you think?  Good thing there are 3 bats on the punch for more Halloween and batman fun.  She did approve of the birthday belt!

Spooky Bats punch

I have never before seen Stampin’ Dimensionals go on sale.  I so stocked up!!!

Stampin' Dimensionals

Check out the World Card Making Day sale at my shop.  Adhesives, cardstock, card kits….oh my!


You just may want to stock up too!

I had my husband take this picture for me as a reminder of our goal for this Stampin’ Up year.  We have never been to Hawaii and I would so love to treat him to another amazing trip.  Is this something that you would want to work towards with me?  Join the fun today!


Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Toil and Trouble – Halloween and Fall Cards

Filed under: Projects — October 1, 2018 @ 6:18 am

I wasn’t going to get the Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper, but then I did.    Because it is so cute.  And it is not just for Halloween.   And it has the colors Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green.  Need I say more.


 Toil & Trouble DSP, Stampin Up, Spooky Sweets, Halloween cards

I used several different stamp sets with the paper since I do not have the coordinating Cauldron Bubble.  I used some sentiments from Spooky Sweets above.  See this post for how to stamp just a portion of a sentiment like I did with the spooky card.

Today’s Tip:  The cat punch, the bat punch and the Farmhouse Framelits fence are some great accessories for Halloween projects.

Toil & Trouble DSP, Stampin Up, Labels to Love, Many Blessings, Halloween cards, Thanksgiving cards

This set of cards are more fall oriented but still use the Toil & Trouble paper.  Stamp sets are Labels to Love and Many Blessings which both have great sentiments for fall and Christmas.

And last but not least – same bat time, same bat channel – It’s a birthday card for your super hero!

Batman card, birthday card, Stampin' Up

Today’s Tip:  Punch the bat from the Black Foil paper for extra shine.  Sentiment is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween and fall cards.  And thank you for supporting my home business with your Stampin’ Up! purchases!  Thanks to you, I earned the Stampin’ Up! cruise to the Greek Isles for next July, and starting TODAY I can start working towards Maui!  If that is something that interests you too, contact me and we’ll chat about how you can start your own Stampin’ Up business for just $99, right at the beginning of the Stampin’ Up! year.

Click on the photos below to see more about the products I used, and the fun Toil & Trouble Suite.

Shoppers at my website store and New subscribers to my newsletter get my most recent CardClass pdf as a thank you from me!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Country Lane

Filed under: Projects — September 28, 2018 @ 3:08 pm

It’s time to share my last  cards using the Country Home stamp set.  I wish I could create some more with the Country Lane Suite, but it’s time to move on to a new favorite from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

Stampin' Up, Country Home

This card evolved after I tried to cut the embossed piece and it tore.  But that just gave me an opportunity to be more creative.

Today’s Tip:  Be sure your cardstock panel is the right size BEFORE dry embossing.

Stampin' Up, Peaceful Noel, Country Home

Here I added a Christmas Designer Series Paper (Joyous Noel – it is gorgeous) and stamp set (Peaceful Noel).  You can put any type of foliage in the milk can to change the season!  The bundle also includes the Sprig punch which I haven’t tried yet, but looks promising.

Today’s Tip:

Mask off the sides of the milk can to stamp the patterned background.

Cover any unwanted part of the sentiment with scotch or washi tape, ink up, then remove tape before stamping.


Stop by on October 1 for some fun Halloween projects!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Country Lane

Filed under: Projects — September 25, 2018 @ 8:06 am

And here are some more cards from my favorite Country Lane Suite featuring the Country Home stamp set.   This suite is on trend and perfect for fall.

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Gray Granite is the star of this card.  I just added a little color with Stampin’ Blends.

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This card didn’t turn out quite as nice as I planned.  But I still wanted to show you how to add a brick background with the Embossing paste.  Tint the Embossing paste with a couple drops of Cajun Craze ink refill on a scrap of waxed paper mixing with your palette knife.  Using the Decorative Mask, spread some of the tinted paste across the stamped card and let dry.

Have some fun with the Country Lane Product Suite!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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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


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