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Pretty Pockets Mini-Album Tutorial

Filed under: Projects — March 11, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

The Pretty Pockets Card Kit is one of the Sale-A-Bration freebies – only available while supplies last.  A German Stampin’ Up! demonstrator showed how to make the pocket cards into a mini-album here.  I love mini-albums and this one is so fast and easy.  I made mine in about 5 minutes!  Now I just have to add some photos and journaling.  Either the kit, or the finished album would make a great gift too.


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The pockets already have adhesive.  Put together the sides (top of the album) of 4 envelopes.  Insert the flap of one into a second, removing the strips to adhere.  Repeat until all 4 are connected, folding on the score lines.  I alternated the colors or you could use 4 of the same color.


Make a binding for the album.  Here I used a 2 x 4-1/4″ strip of Pool Party Cardstock and scored it at 7/8 inch from each end to leave a 1/4 inch edge to the album.  Adhere with Tear & Tape.

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Insert the lined cards.  Use these for more photos or journaling.

There is white Baker’s Twine included in the kit, but I used a piece of Pool Party Stitched Satin ribbon to tie it together.  I attached the ribbon to the back using SNAIL, my favorite adhesive for ribbon.

You will have enough supplies to make two of these quick and easy albums out of one kit!  There will also be 8 regular envelopes left.  You can use these to make a traditional envelope minialbum – again by inserting the flaps together.

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The Pretty Pockets card kit is free with a $50 purchase at my website shop (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST).  While you are at my website, sign up for my newsletter too!

Happy crafting!

Kim Wilson


Dragonfly Dreams Glimmer

Filed under: Projects — March 10, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

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Dragonfly Dreams is a popular new bundle of stamps and framelit dies by Stampin’ Up!  You can even add it to your demonstrator starter kit order and get free shipping in addition to the 10% discount on bundles.  The other nice thing about bundles is that on regular orders, they are close to qualifying for free Sale-A-Bration items like the Glimmer Paper and the Make a Medallion stamp set that I used in these cards.


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Today’s Tips

-Use small strips of the glimmer paper – it really goes a long ways!

-A dry embossed background will add some dimension to your project.

-To build the medallion, just ink the larger stamps in 2 different colors – they layer perfectly.  I added one of the sentiments from the set, but you could also fill in the center with the smaller stamp that looks like a semi-circle.  Just stamp it twice in a third color.  These cut out perfectly with the Layering Circles framelits.

Color Combo

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March Card Class

Filed under: Projects — March 9, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

I just posted the Facebook event for my March class in Erie, PA.    My facebook page is here you want to check it out.  Here are the 3 cards we will make, featuring That’s The Tag bundle – with more glimmer paper of course!

And I just reopened my ETSY shop with some cards and Tip Sheets from my classes.  If you can, click on this link or put craftdoc in the search box to check out my shop.  If you can’t make my local class, you can purchase the download for just $5.  Or, I will send it to you FREE, along with a sampler of the products used in these projects, if you purchase the That’s the Tag bundle.  I also have a sampler and Tip Sheet if you purchase the Lift Me Up Bundle from my store.

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More Glimmer

Filed under: Projects — March 8, 2017 @ 3:56 pm

Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my 10 year blog-iversary.  The winner of the giveaway is Maureen – a small gift is heading her way.

Don’t procrastinate in getting your Sale-A-Bration order in.  The Card Tins are already gone.  Stamp sets are made in house, but the glimmer paper pack and the ribbon that I used on these cards could run out later in the month.

I’m still using my first pack of the glimmer paper – it goes a long ways!

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Stampin Up, Stylish Stems, All things thanks

Today’s Tips

-The Stylish Stems framelits are unusual because they remove the petals  (second card) and then if you want a separate flower you add the frame and cut again like I did in the first card.

-You can’t tell from the photo, but the metallic ribbon is very soft and ties nicely.  You can also fray the ends for a fun look.

-Click on the thumbnails to see more about the products.  I have the bundle listed because it is 10% off, but you can purchase the framelits and stamps separately as well.

Color Combo

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Glitz, Sparkle, Shimmer – Glimmer Paper

Filed under: Projects — March 6, 2017 @ 2:40 pm

I promised some more projects with the Stampin’ Up Glimmer Paper Pack. Here’s one using my favorite hot air balloon from the Lift Me Up bundle.  Remember, the glimmer paper is free and only available this month!


Today’s Tips

-Use an embossing folder to make a fun background for the balloon.

-Make everything pop with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

-I numbered my dies 1-6 so it is easy to order the “filler” pieces for the balloon.

Color Combo

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Window Shopping

Filed under: Projects — March 4, 2017 @ 10:31 am

Before I show any more Stampin’ Up! glimmer paper projects, here is another card made with the Window Shopping bundle.  The framelits make a darling box with window cutouts.  But I have to admit, I have used it mainly to make cards.  It is versatile for many occasions.

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Today’s Tip

-Strips of Crushed Curry and Pacific Point cardstock behind the candle diecuts make the second card a snap.

Color Combo

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Window Shopping

Filed under: Projects — March 3, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

Before I show any more Stampin’ Up! glimmer paper projects, here is another card made with the Window Shopping bundle.  The framelits make a darling box with window cutouts.  But I have to admit, I have used it mainly to make cards.  It is versatile for many occasions.

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Today’s Tips:

-Back the cutout panel with Vellum Cardstock.  Then color the back of the vellum with Stampin’ Write Markers.  Use markers again to omit part of the sentiment and to get different colors on the “Thanks”.   A few sequins from the Sprinkles Embellishments will finish off this stunning but easy card.

-Click on any of the products below to visit my website shop, or here to sign up for my newsletter.

Color Combo

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SAB Glimmer Paper

Filed under: Projects — March 1, 2017 @ 8:03 am

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Happy National Craft Month!  I have really been enjoying the free Glimmer Paper from Stampin’ Up!  (only during Sale-A-Bration) and have a bunch of projects to share with you this month.


Today’s Tips:

-This card is almost a direct copy (CASE) of one in our demonstrator magazine (one of our great perks).  I just attached 1 x 3″ strips of the glimmer paper behind the die cut opening instead of watercoloring.  The beautiful diecut opening is from the Window Shopping Bundle.

-Did you know that you can become a demonstrator without selling or having parties?  It’s a great way to get a discount on all your purchases and make new friends too!  And you just might discover that a home business is for you.   Find out more here.

-Add speckles to your paper with ink and an aquapainter.

-The glimmer paper pack is free with a $50 purchase during SAB at my website shop.  Click on the thumbnails below to see details of all the products that I used.  Don’t forget to pick up your Mint Macaron ink refill – it is retiring soon!

Color Combo

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Happy Floral Design Day

Filed under: Projects — February 28, 2017 @ 9:14 am

Happy National Floral Design Day! What better way to arrange flowers – a cheerful thank you card.

I used 3 SAB products on this card:  Metallic Ribbon, Avant Garden and So Very Much stamp sets.

Stampin Up, Avant Garden, So Very Much, Metallic Ribbon, Thank you card

Today’s Tips:

Gold Emboss the sentiment to add some pop and coordinate with the gold ribbon.

Don’t forget to purchase your ink refills for retiring In Colors – these are my favorites.

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My Splitcoaststampers 10 year Blogiversary

Filed under: Projects — February 27, 2017 @ 10:03 am

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It’s the 10 year anniversary of my Stampin’ Up! blog this month.   Ten years ago, Splitcoaststampers set up blog hosting for the website staff and moderators (I was a moderator for 10 years on the best stamping/papercrafting website in the world).  Who knew I would still be steadily blogging 10 years later!

Thanks to Splitcoaststampers and to my loyal readers, fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and customers for taking this journey with me.

Now for a blast from the past – my very first post.

And my most popular post – Easter Side Step Card. Hmm, that card template from 2014 would be cute using the Sale-A-Bration set Hey, Chick.

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And now for the Blogiversary Give-Away.  Add a comment below and let me know which is your favorite Sale-A-Bration item.  Check back on March 7 to see if you are the winner.  AND – everyone who places an order at my website shop using host code FEVXVQWQ is automatically a winner.   GIVAWAY ENDS MARCH 7.    Here are the Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Clicking on the thumbnail photos will also take you to my shop.  You can sign up for my monthly newsletter here.

Thanks for reading my blog and supporting my home business.  I have been greatly blessed by my Stampin’ Up! friends throughout these 10 year of blogging and 18 years as a demonstrator!

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