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Card Mailing Tips

Filed under: Projects — December 14, 2018 @ 1:49 pm

I shared some Card Mailing tips the other day on my facebook page.  Here’s just one:  If you are like me, and like to use embellishments on your cards, this tip is for you.  I sent out a large stack of various Christmas cards and was surprised how many of them had rhinestones or a bulky knot or bow.

Run a quarter sheet of cardstock through the Corrugated Embossing Folder (I did 2 at once since I needed a bunch).  Lay it over the cardfront and your rhinestones will no longer poke through the envelope when the card is machined at the post office!

Another tip:  If you hate licking envelopes – try using your aquapainter!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Farmhouse Christmas

Filed under: Projects — December 12, 2018 @ 8:02 am

This just may be my last post using Farmhouse Christmas.  I just couldn’t put it down this year!  I made this fun diorama card with a snowy scene.

Stampin' Up!, Farmhouse Christmas

Stampin' Up, Farmhouse Christmas


I have seen these cards done with different measurements.  I chose mine to fit folded in a medium envelope.

Cut Whisper White and Balmy Blue cardstock  5-1/2 x 5 – 1/2,  score at 1/2 and 1″ from each side.

Add some of the die cut pieces behind the front panel and some to the back as pictured.  The white scrap is for snow behind the fence.

Adhere the ends with Tear & Tape.  Pretty easy!

Try your own diorama card with a fun scene.  Don’t forget – the Farmhouse Christmas bundle is retiring soon!

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Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson


Farmhouse Christmas again

Filed under: Projects — December 11, 2018 @ 8:53 am

I’ve been sharing a lot of projects with my favorite bundle this season:  Farmhouse Christmas.  I almost forgot to show my class card from September.

Stampin' Up!, Farmhouse Christmas

The Buffalo Check background looks great in lots of color combos.  Here I used white and Sahara Sand to keep it subtle.  My favorite of course, is the classic red and black from yesterday’s post.  The supply list is also on that post.  The Stampin’ Blends in Cherry Cobbler are crucial to get the nice bright colors.

And don’t forget to add checks to the envelope flap.  It’s easy, just add a large piece of scrap paper under the flap to protect the rest of the envelope.

Stampin' Up!, Buffalo Check

Another fun technique you can do with the Buffalo Check stamp is to create a plaid design.  Can you tell which paper is the Farmhouse Christmas DSP and which are the panels that I stamped with Buffalo Check and made lines with a straight edge and Stampin’ Blends?

Stampin' Up, Buffalo Check

My grandpa used to sell Christmas trees at a roadside stand at his farm, so this brings me back to old times.  Farmhouse Christmas is one stamp set that will stay in my collection.  I hope you enjoy it too!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Farmhouse Christmas

Filed under: Projects — December 10, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

Have you seen the red truck with the Christmas tree EVERYWHERE this year?  Well Stampin’ Up! was right on trend with the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set and also the Buffalo Check background stamp.  I couldn’t resist these items at the Christmas Tree Shops, although there were similar fun decor pieces in almost all the stores I visited this season.

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I wrapped up a few of the towels as gifts for my Stampin’ Up! silver team members.  And the candy dishes I will use as gifts for my husband to take to work.

Of course I had to make some Farmhouse Christmas tags for my gifts.

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Today’s Tip:  Add an edge of Buffalo check by inking up one edge of the stamp with Memento Black ink and pressing the Real Red cardstock tag on top.  (Cover with scrap paper to protect your fingers).

I shared more Farmhouse Christmas cards in this post and more will post this week.

The Farmhouse Christmas bundle is RETIRING soon.  It’s one I will keep for my collection.  If you don’t have it, better grab it quickly before it’s gone for good.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Christmas Traditions

Filed under: Projects — December 6, 2018 @ 11:27 am

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The Christmas Traditions punch box by Stampin’ Up! is 40% off for the Year-end Closeout Sale.  I have a few fun projects using the punch and stamp set.  It comes with a block and 2 ink spots too!

ChristmasTraditions, Stampin' Up

ChristmasTraditions, Stampin' Up

Christmas Traditions Punch Box

Christmas Traditions gift card holder

This is a gift card holder we are making at my December Card Class.  If you miss class, you can still get the instruction pdfs for all the projects!  Just make any purchase from my online store and I’ll email the tutorials to you.  Below are the 3 projects included for December.

December class

Tip:  The punched sentiments from Christmas Traditions are great for tags or layering on cards.

Christmas Traditions tip

Tip:  You can make a longer tag of any size by inserting a strip of cardstock from the bottom of the punch.  I used a strip 1-1/4″ wide.  It’s also a great way to layer the tag.

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Traditions projects, and this great tin of crafting goodies!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Painted Glass Christmas and more

Filed under: Projects — December 4, 2018 @ 9:40 am

I can’t wait to shop the Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout Sale tomorrow at the online store.  It’s always sad to see the Holiday products that are retiring, but who doesn’t love a sale!

Today I’m featuring a stamp set from the Annual Catalog that is perfect both for Christmas and for all year long.  The Painted Glass set has 4 ornate sentiments appropriate for lots of occasions.   This is a versatile suite of products for your crafting arsenal.

Stampin Up, Painted Glass

I used a Christmas color palette for some holiday Birthdays and Thank you notes that I needed.   I colored the Graceful Glass Vellum with Blends to give vibrant color.

Stampin' Up, Painted Glass

Painted Glass

How about some glitter to add sparkle?

Today’s Tip:  To add a layer of glitter over a project,  ink with Versamark directly from the inkpad.  Then cover with Clear Embossing Powder mixed with glitter (formerly known as Irridescent Ice).  I used my silicone mat to protect my surface.

Stampin' Up, Painted Glass

I tried 2 different embossing folders on the navy panel.

And the final result is stunning:

Stampin' Up, Painted Glass

Click on the photos below to see the products used.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Craftdoc CardClass Instructions

Filed under: Projects — December 3, 2018 @ 5:57 pm

Purchased a Craftdoc CardClass Tutorial?  Please allow 48 hours for me to email the downloads to you.  Contact me if they do not arrive (check your spam folder first).

My monthly CardClass Instruction pdf’s are free to my team members and to those that purchase from my Stampin’ Up! website during the month as my gift.

But what if you are a demonstrator or already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and would like to purchase my tutorials?

Let’s see if this will work.

snowflake showcase cards

My November tutorial is now available.  This is a special edition, longer than usual,  11 page pdf with bonus projects – totaling 18 cards.  If you purchased the Snowflake Showcase products (the November Stampin’ Up! Special) you will want these fun ideas to try.  They include some fun techniques and cards for the winter holidays and for all – year occasions.

Stamp sets used:  Snow is Glistening, Happiness Surrounds

Dies used:  Snowfall Thinlits Dies

Special Introductory Cost is $5.

Click below or – contact me for a paypal invoice.

Please allow 48 hours for me to personally email the downloads to you.  Contact me if they do not arrive (check your spam folder first).

I hope you enjoy my projects!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson



Stampin’ Up! Sale – Part 3

Filed under: Projects — November 27, 2018 @ 8:11 am

Today starts the last part of the Stampin’ Up! Online Sale – Tools and Ink!  I can’t wait to see what tools are included.  If you are in for aquapainters, paper snips, adhesives, dies, punches and other tools – grab them today at my shop as supplies are limited.


The tree card below uses stamps and dies from the Snowflake Showcase – this is also a limited special.Stampin Up Christmas Cards

Stampin' Up Christmas Cards

Winter Woods  used in 3 of the above cards has been a very popular bundle this year.

I hope you have enjoyed these beautiful swap cards as much as I have.  Thank you fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators for the great ideas.  If you want to travel and swap with us, why not join the fun?  You can add the sale items to your kit too and double dip the discounts!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson



Stampin’ Up! Cyber Monday Sale starts today

Filed under: Projects — November 25, 2018 @ 8:57 am


Today starts the second part of the Stampin’ Up! Online Sale.  All stamp sets in the annual catalog are included and some of the kits – check them out at my shop.

And here are some more of my Christmas Card swaps from Stampin’ Up! OnStage.

Stampin Up Christmas Cards

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I hope you enjoy these card ideas.  The punch bundles (click below) shown in the last few posts have been very popular this year.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Black Friday

Filed under: Projects — November 23, 2018 @ 8:49 am

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Today is the first segment of the Online Extravaganza.   I’m excited to stock up on my cardstock and envelopes.  I can’t wait to see what else is included – check it out at my shop!


Here are some more of my Christmas card swaps from Stampin’ Up OnStage.

Stampin Up, Christmas Cards

I love how you can do both a negative and positive with this die set.  Check out the bundle here.

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These swap cards feature some more products from the Holiday Catalog.  I hope they give you some ideas.

If your shopping list is long, consider joining Stampin’ Up! and you can put whatever you like in your starter kit – I love double dipping on discounts and maybe you do too!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson


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