A Stamper To Remember

Valentine Box – Lots to Love

Filed under: Projects — January 25, 2018 @ 10:02 am

I have a few tips for assembling the Lots to Love Box and for making some adorable Narrow Note card Valentines.  The Painted with Love suite of coordinating products is one of my favorites in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.

Sure Do Love You

The box is so easy to cut and assemble.  You need 2 die cuts of the box and you can get 3 out of one sheet of cardstock by cutting 4-1/4″ off the bottom and then cutting the remainder in half at 4-1/4″.

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If you want a heart opening in your box, just cut with the die at the same time.  There are also some dies perfect for a latch or a gift card holder.

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You just need 2 strips of Tear & Tape to close up the box.  I covered the heart cutout with a scrap of the Painted with Love DSP.

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Here’s another tip – if you don’t want the sentiment on the banner stamp from Sure Do Love You, just cover it with the same color Stampin’ Write Marker (Powder Pink) and stamp your new sentiment with a darker color (Rich Razzleberry).

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The finished box – Emboss the large heart in gold before assembling the box.  Remember – you save 10% by purchasing the bundle – Sure Do Love you stamp set and Lots to Love box dies.

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And another tip – the 2-1/4″ circle punch and Painted with Love Designer Paper makes perfect envelope liners for the Narrow Note Card Envelopes.

I hope you enjoy making lots of boxes and narrow note cards for Valentine’s Day, and for other occasions just by changing out the Designer Paper and stamps.  Click on the thumbnail photos below to see further information on the products used.  And don’t forget – it’s Sale-abration so check out all the freebies you can earn!  The best deal, of course,  is to join my team and purchase the no obligation demonstrator starter kit at a discount, with free shipping and 2 free stamp sets.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Heart Happiness Brusho Valentine

Filed under: Projects — January 23, 2018 @ 3:21 pm

Brusho Crystal Colour is a new offering by Stampin’ Up for a fun splash of vibrant color.  Here I used 2 of the colors along with the Sale-abration freebie notecards to make an easy Valentine’s Day card.  The ribbon is carried over from the Holiday Catalog and is perfect for Valentine’s Day.  The sentiment is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.

Heart Happiness Brusho


  1.  Spritz the watercolor paper with water to wet.
  2. Sprinkle a bit of the red and yellow Brusho in separate areas.  They will blend slightly when you
  3. Spritz lightly again.
  4. Dry.
  5. Stamp.

Today’s Tips:

You can also use an Aqua Painter to wet the Watercolor Paper.

Get your 5 pack of Brusho and the Heart Happiness stamp FREE- double host dollars with a $250 order at my shop.  Get a 6 or 12 month Paper Pumpkin subscription and you are almost there.   You will get lots of Sale-abration freebies too!  Or better yet, for just $99 get the demonstrator starter kit for free shipping and a discount.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Eclipse Card Valentine Tutorial

Filed under: Projects — January 18, 2018 @ 3:10 pm

Eclipse Cards are all the rage right now and you can’t get any easier than this one.  No stamping – just use a pretty Designer Series Paper to get this fun look.  We made this card at my class this week.  I’m making extras to send to everyone that orders online from me this month!  Sale-abration is the perfect time to pick up the letter dies, because you get SAB freebies (like the Celebrate You framelits used in this card).  See the thumbnails below for product details.

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  1. Die -cut letters out of Painted with Love DSP panel.  Use a ruler or piece of chipboard to even the letters.
  1. Adhere black panel to card. Adhere DSP panel to black panel.

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  1. Place the “O” back in place without adhering. Glue the center in and pop out the letter.  Attach all the letters with foam strips. I cut my strips to 1-1/2″ for ease of use.

4.  Add the “you” diecut from black cardstock.

5. If you really must stamp:) then stamp on the inside and the envelope.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Filed under: Projects — January 12, 2018 @ 12:06 pm

Valentine’s Day creeps up fast on the calendar and there are too many fun projects to make!

Here’s an early peek at the latest Paper Pumpkin kit that arrived in my mailbox yesterday.  I was honored  to be recognized with some goodies by the Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin staff.  I contributed some ideas on the demonstrator Facebook group and was surprised to be picked for a prize package.  The rest of my goodies will arrive next week.

I can’t tell you how many times through the years I have been surprised and delighted by Stampin’ Up!  The staff are amazing and it’s been a pleasure to meet them at events and see how they genuinely care for the demonstrators.  Right now is the best time to become a demonstrator (no obligation – we love happy shoppers too).  Not only is it Sale-abration time (biggest promotion of the year), but it is the 30th anniversary of Stampin’ Up and I expect many more surprises.   I want to personally invite you to check it out here and Join the Fun.

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Here’s an easy card that we will be making at my next class.  Clean & Simple is my favorite style and this card fits the bill.

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I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement of the 3 images.  If you didn’t reserve your Stamparatus, be sure you are subscribed to my newsletter and I’ll let you know when it is available again for purchase.

Be sure to check out the products below by clicking on an image, and don’t miss the Sale-abration freebies and Clearance Rack too.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Filed under: Projects — January 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am

I took the #redboxchallenge and made the Paper Pumpkin Positively Picturesque kit with a Valentine twist. I added some scraps of the new Painted With Love Designer Series Paper to the bottom card of each pair. Get your subscription TODAY during Sale-abration to get fun freebies – only available now!

Paper Pumpkin, Positively Pictuesque

The Positively Picturesque kit (still available in my shop for subscribers) comes with  “Love” and “you” stamps and 2 woodcut “love” pieces.  Plus 2 ink spots!  A Paper Pumpkin subscription is a great way to start your collection of ink spot colors and fun stamp sets.  Purchase a 3 or more month subscription and not only do you get to choose Sale-abration freebie(s), but you will be getting the March 5-year Paper Pumpkin anniversary kit plus a gift from me!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Hedgehugs and Sale-abration

Filed under: Projects — January 9, 2018 @ 11:08 am

The new stamp set Hedgehugs caught my eye – it’s so cute!  It can be used for all sorts of occasions, but the 2 little hedgehogs are begging for Valentine’s Day creations.  There’s a little squirrel and bird too.  And the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (free during Sale-abration) is a perfect background for these cute critters.  This card layout is easy for multiples.  Or use the smaller note cards and envelopes (linked below) for even greater ease.

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Today’s Tip:  Cut the DSP in 4×4 pieces and you can get  9 cards from each sheet.  Add a strip of Early Espresso cardstock to tie in with the color of the hedgehogs and sentiment.

I’d like to invite you to join my Stampers To Remember Team during Sale-A-Bration.  Not only do you get to pick 2 additional stamp sets in your no-obligation kit, but it’s the 30th anniversary year of Stampin’ Up!  You will want to be a part of all the fun!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Sale-abrate in 2018!

Filed under: Projects — January 3, 2018 @ 12:11 pm


Happy New Year and Happy Sale-abration!

The big dig continues after about 7 feet of snow in one week in Erie, PA.  Our record breaking total for December was over 10 feet!  Hopefully, you received the new Occasions and SAB catalogs that I mailed out just before Christmas to everyone that ordered from me in 2017.  If you didn’t get one – please let me know before postage goes up (yet again) on January 21.  Better yet, you can download the catalogs TODAY from my website and also see all the new things right in my online store.

Sale-abration (SAB) continues to be the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year – featuring 13 products that you can only get FREE with a $50 or $100 purchase (NEW).  I predict that Party Pandas will be the top choice.  Aren’t they cute?



I made some easy panels to send with my catalogs mailed in December:

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Just add a panel of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and a Calypso Coral folded card:

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The Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper  is absolutely bright and shiny and gorgeous.  I used only a tiny strip on these cards, along with the heart from “Sure do Love You”.

Today’s Tip:  Using small pieces of Designer Paper makes it go a long ways but still adds some real class.

As always, the best deal is our no-obligation Demonstrator starter kit.  For just $99, you get to pick $125 in product with free shipping.  And during SAB, it is doubly nice with 2 free stamp sets from either the annual or occasions catalogs.  We have a great team, I’d love to have you join the fun!

I’m here to help you with your crafting needs for 2018.  And thanks for your support of my home business!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Happy New Year!

Filed under: Projects — January 1, 2018 @ 3:03 pm

Happy New Year! Cozy Cottage is a cute new host set from Stampin’ Up. The bottom house is mine in Erie PA (ha). We are up to 121 inches for the season, most within the past week!  It sure has been an adventure!

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I used Stampin’ Blends to color and embossing paste for the snow.  The new Spring Catalog goes live on January 3.  You can get this set free with $150 order, and also 3 free Sale-A-Bration items!  And there are more specials for hosts and for joining Stampin’ Up!  What a great start to the New Year!

SAB are you ready

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

The Stamparatus is Here!

Filed under: Projects — December 27, 2017 @ 9:48 am

I am excited to be one of the first people to have the new Stampin’ Up stamp placement tool.  My history in the development of this fabulous tool and some FAQs can be seen in this post.


At my house, we are still digging out after a Christmas storm that has laid down over 5 feet of snow in 2 days.  The good news is that my Stamparatus arrived before Christmas.  We are in a snow emergency – so no mail, newspapers or UPS deliveries have been made since before Christmas.  The bad news is that most of my free time has been spend shoveling, and my hands are too sore to do much stamping.

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But I did get this card featuring the Smitten Mitten stamp set quickly made before the storm hit.  How appropriate!  My mittens have had a good workout this week.  This stamp set is great for winter and Valentine’s Day.  It is retiring soon and in low inventory, so you better grab it today if it is still available.  There are darling matching dies as well.  With the Stamparatus, you can align multiple stamps exactly where you want them.  And if your image is not dark enough, you can ink and stamp again in perfect alignment.

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In the photo below you can see how the Stamparatus was key in getting the hearts in a line.  Hinge jumping (moving down one notch at a time) is just one of the fun techniques you can do with your Stamparatus.

Stamparatus Smitten Mitten

Do you want your own Stamparatus?

***The reservation period is past.  You will need to wait until June when the new Annual Catalog goes live.  Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to find out all the details!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

These products are all available while supplies last and are in low inventory – click on each picture to see details in the store:
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Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack

Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack

Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Paper Pumpkin Meets Party Pandas

Filed under: Projects — December 19, 2017 @ 2:50 pm

My December Paper Pumpkin kit arrived this week. I used the 4 “oops” die cut elements to make 4 birthday cards. (The correct die cuts were added as a separate packet in my box).  The Party Pandas stamp set cannot be purchased, it’s a Sale-a-bration freebie.  Right now demonstrators can get it with a $50 purchase, and customers starting January 3.

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Here is the Flora & Flutter Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Don’t you love the bright colors and fun die cuts?  I have a few extra kits – contact me if you would like to purchase one.


Stampin Up Clearance Rack

Don’t forget about the Year End Sale (lots of retiring Holiday catalog products) and the updated Clearance Rack – punches, dies and more at my shop.

Merry Christmas!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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