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Eastern Palace

Filed under: Projects — May 4, 2017 @ 9:23 am


**Visit this post for a givaway**

I have been going crazy creating with the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle by Stampin’ Up!.   If you think this bundle is “not your style”, I want to show a couple cards I made that are a totally different style just by using different colors or using the stamps and framelits in different ways.  The first 2 cards were inspired by Brenda.

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The next 2 cards were inspired by Cheryl (using Sweet Sugarplum) and Lyssa (double stamping on last card).   The circle stamps and white accents add additional interest.

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Eastern Palace

Filed under: Projects — May 1, 2017 @ 8:10 am


Starting today, Stampin’ Up! is offering a special bundle of sneak peek products from the new catalog.  You’ve seen it all over Pinterest – the Eastern Palace Suite.  There are two bundles you can purchase – each includes a freebie from Stampin’ Up!  You will want the Premier Bundle because it has the amazing Eastern Medallions thinlit dies.

Eastern Medallions Thinlits

Here is a display photo of the single die cuts with images from the stamp set.

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And then, the medallion pieces nest together for dozens more combinations.

The bundle also includes ink pads in 3 new In Colors:  Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon-Lime Twist.  And finally – thick Very Vanilla cardstock – and it’s free!!!

Purchase the bundle from me and I’ll email you the instructions to these 6 cards (3 designed by Stampin’ Up! and 3 by me).

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And for everyone that purchases the premier bundle using HOST CODE 26JA9K93 by May 31, I will send you this host set:

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If your order is over $150 – you take the Stampin’ Rewards and I’ll still send your gifts as long as I am listed as your demonstrator and I have your contact information.


Today’s Tips:

***You can add this bundle to your starter kit and get free shipping and a copy of the new catalog too – Join the fun. ***

-A touch of gold ribbon is the perfect addition to all 6 of these cards.

-Check back all month for more project ideas.

-Click on the photos below to see details.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Timeless Tags

Filed under: Projects — April 28, 2017 @ 7:43 am

Once of my favorite retiring thinlit sets, Timeless Tags by Stampin’ Up! is now on the low inventory list (It’s 30% off too).   Here is an easy card I made with the matching stamp set and retiring paper Bliss & Blooms (also in low inventory).  And don’t get me started on my favorite retiring color Mint Macaron.  If you missed out on the glimmer paper that I used for the butterflies, let me know and I can send you a bit from my hoarded stash if you place an order from me.

Here are some more projects I posted earlier with the Timeless Tags dies.  And more here.

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Today’s Tips:

-The butterflies make a nice negative image, or as here, use the cut pieces.  Adhere with a dot of Tombow glue and bend up the wings.

-Be sure to purchase the stamp set and dies separately, as they are at a greater savings than the bundle.

-Click on the images below to see the products.

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack

Filed under: Projects — April 26, 2017 @ 9:55 am

Just a note on the new Clearance Rack items.  Some of my favorites are linked below.  Many are products for fall or Christmas.  But some of the whites and pastels would be pretty for weddings too.  One of my favorite paper stacks is the “It’s My Party”.  You get 48 sheets of fun double sided patterns.  Here are a few projects I made with it last year.


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Today’s Tips:

-Top photo is a stamp case with a hardware handle glued onto it.

-Second photo uses the mini treat bag thinlit dies

-Third photo – the stamp set is no longer available, but the punches are also in the clearance rack.  And the paper matches the CELEBRATE! postage stamps.

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack

Filed under: Projects — April 25, 2017 @ 9:15 am

We woke up this morning to a surprise update of the Clearance Rack.  Some great Fall and Christmas items are on sale up to 60% off.  The Cardstock Packs and Designer Series Paper will sell out quickly.  There is also some fun ribbon, Washi Tape, punches and more.

Speaking of sales, the Retiring Products list also has some sale items.  Right now the Succulent Garden and Tasty Treats Designer Series Papers are both on Low Inventory, so they will be gone soon.

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The Oh So Succulent Stamp Set and matching framelits are also on sale.  Be sure to get these separately as they are reduced more than the bundled price.  The Cool Treats stamp set and framelits will go into the next catalog, but will not be bundled at 10% off as they are now.

Click on the thumbnails below to see these products.

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson
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New Catalog Time

Filed under: Projects — April 20, 2017 @ 6:51 am

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The unveiling of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is always an exciting time.  I got my copy at OnStage and can’t wait to show you some of the new products.  If you want your own copy of the catalog mailed to you in May, please fill out this form.

And, if you would like to get your hands on the new In Colors, new bundles and new product suites at a discount, consider purchasing the no-obligation starter kit – info is here.  Not only will you be among the first to get the new product, but you will also be first to see the new Holiday Catalog when it is released in late summer.

Here is a card I made with one of my favorite new sets – Crafting Forever.  Can you see 3 of the new colors?

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Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

Beautiful You

Filed under: Projects — April 19, 2017 @ 9:11 am

Here are some gorgeous swap cards I got at #OnStage2017 using the Beautiful You stamp set by Stampin’ Up!  This set will carry over to the new catalog, but some of the products used on these cards are retiring and some are on sale.  Check them out at the bottom of this post.





The catalog photos do not do justice to the Designer Series Paper Stacks.  These papers are beautiful, readers.   You get 40 12×12 sheets in different color assortments. And they are retiring (sadly).

Thanks card creators for swapping with me at OnStage.  Contact me if you want information on how you can attend the next fun Stampin’ Up! meeting.

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Dragonfly Dreams Bundle

Filed under: Projects — April 15, 2017 @ 8:40 am

One last post for Dragonfly Dreams.  These photos are by Stampin’ Up! staff and artisans.  Wouldn’t you love to be paid (or even to get free boxes of new product each month) to create?  This bundle of stamp set and dies is 10% off in my online store – here.

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Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set; Basic Gray, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Shimmery White, Vellum, and Whisper White Cardstock; Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper; Gold Foil Sheets; Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush; Blushing Bride Solid and Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine; Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape; Stampin’ Dimensionals®; Aqua Painters®; Big Shot™; Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits™ Dies

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Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set (item 142924) stamped with Mint Macaron (item 138326) and Tip Top Taupe ink (item 138325) on a layer of Whisper White Cardstock (item 100730). The square was die cut with the Big Shot (item 143263) and the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (item 145372). For the sentiment banner, I took Sweet Sugarplum ink (item 141395), added the dotted background on Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock (item 141418), and finished with the sentiment stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink (item 126950). The background is from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (item 142778) finished off with Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon (item 141656).

*******Retiring Products Alert*********

The Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper used in the second photo is retiring AND it’s on sale here.

If you missed out on the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper used in the first card, I have a sampler from my hoarded stash to mail out for online orders this month.  Just let me know if you would like Serene Scenery or Falling in Love – both favorites are sold out and I have a little bit left of each.

Dragonfly Dreams

Filed under: Projects — April 14, 2017 @ 9:14 am

Here are a couple more cards I have made with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.  I am so happy that it will carry over to the new catalog, BUT it will not be at the bundled savings as it is now.



Today’s Tips:

-For the second card, I used a special Sizzix plate that has a gap so that the center of the dragonfly was not cut.  You can achieve the same effect by partially running through your carstock from each side.  Or by making stacked chipboard “plates” for each side.

-I colored the dragonfly by sponging ink on the wings.

-The Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and Lace Doilies are retiring, and on sale while supplies last.  The Falling in Love Designer Paper used in the first card is sadly already sold out.  I am giving away samplers of this paper for online order this month at my shop.

Here are a few swaps I received at #onstage2017 Richmond using the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.

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And a fancy folds card that my roommate received:

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Discover Your Creativity!

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Falling in Love

Filed under: Projects — April 13, 2017 @ 2:15 pm

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Sadly, the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper was one of the first retiring Stampin’ Up! products to sell out.  This lovely paper and its color scheme will be featured in my class next week.  This suite of products is on the retiring list and on sale too – so check them out while supplies last – here.  I didn’t use the coordinating stamp set in my class, but it is also beautiful and great for weddings and anniversaries.

You can purchase the Class Tip handout at my etsy store.  If you make a purchase from me this month at my shop, and would like the handout, just contact me and I’ll email it to you.  I’ll also send you a  sampler of this beautiful Designer Series Paper while my hoarded supply holds out.

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Here are a couple swap cards from Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Richmond also using the Best Birds bundle.  More swaps are on my Facebook page.


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