A Stamper To Remember

Gourd Goodness

Filed under: Projects — October 23, 2017 @ 5:34 pm

Gourd Goodness is a stamp set that you will love for your autumn creations.  Here I used it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and some of the Designer Series Papers on sale in October.  Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers make for some easy but impressive cards, so be sure you are stocked up this month.

IMG_1269 Gourd Goodness

IMG_1317 Painted Harvest

And you’ve seen this photo before during my notecard series.  The other 2 cards use the Painted Harvest stamp set, also great for the entire fall season, including Thanksgiving.

Today’s Tip:

For the top right card, I ran the DSP strip through the Big Shot to add the extra texture.  Click on the product list below to see them all.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Half Full

Filed under: Projects — October 19, 2017 @ 12:20 pm

If you are, or know a wine lover – this gorgeous stamp set is a must have.  Designed by my friend Linda Bauwin along with a Stampin’ Up artist, it is a beautiful testimony to her and to the wine country along Lake Erie where we live.


Here is Linda unveiling the stamp set and her projects in Thailand.


half full SW

This was in our weekly newsletter for demonstrators.

Linda Bauwin reached her million sales achievement in March of 2016 and as part of her million sales celebration, she collaborated with one of our designers on the creation of the Half Full Stamp set we’re featuring this week.
This gorgeous set has a bit more to it than meets the eye. Linda’s beloved husband, Jay, passed away before this stamp set was completed. The year of their wedding, 1975, is included on one of the stamps, as a tribute to his love and support. A beautiful memento we can all appreciate!
On the 2017 incentive trip to Thailand Linda demonstrated her stamp set and showed a really creative technique where she mixed the Stampin’ Ink Refill with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to create a beautiful glossy look that you can see on the Merry Christmas card above.



Half Full Stamp Set; Berry Burst, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White Cardstock; Be Merry, Naturally Eclectic, and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper; Watercolor Paper; Berry Burst, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Tuxedo Black Memento Pad; VersaMark® Pad; Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill; Stampin’ Blends; SilverStampin’ Emboss® Powder; Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon; Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon; Whisper White Baker’s Twine;Linen Thread; Pearl Basic Jewels; Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Clear Faceted Gems; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Big Shot™, Stitched Shapes Framelits™ Dies,Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder;Scalloped Tag Topper Punch


The above projects were created by  Stampin’ Up artists.   More details on how Paula did the watercoloring are on the Stampin Up blog.  I hope you enjoy them and are inspired like me to get this beautiful stamp set and start creating.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Bridge Cards

Filed under: Projects — October 18, 2017 @ 10:37 am

I had fun last weekend designing bridge cards.  These are really quite easy to make – so I might make a bunch more!  I used 3 of the bundles in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  The long dies are perfect to use as the bridge, or you can just use a cardstock strip  and add a sentiment, die-cuts and/or embellishments.

IMG_1340 Hearts come home

IMG_1341 snowflake sentiments

IMG_1339 Bethlehem

When you fold in one side, the card fits in a standard medium envelope.

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I made a handout this morning with the photos, instructions and measurements which I will include with any online orders at my shop this month or if you are a new subscriber to my newsletter.  Click on the photos below to see the 3 bundles and the Designer Paper that I used for these cards. I like the snowflakes on the back of this paper better than the other side.   The paper is on sale this month too!

Happy crafting,


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October Card Class

Filed under: Projects — October 16, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

As a home business owner, I have my classes when it is convenient for me – and that’s during the day and at my home.   In fact tomorrow Oct 17th, I have sessions at 10am and 1pm in Erie, PA.  If you can’t make my monthly card class, whether due to time or to distance, my class handouts are free to anyone who orders in that month.   For October, you will get an email with 3 Craftdoc CardClass pdfs – each with a picture,  some alternate ideas, instructions, color combo and product list.  So hop on over to my website store and then check out these 3 cards.

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I love the flexibility of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, besides all the other perks like the friendships, the discount, our magazine and lots of available ideas for these great color-coordinated products.  Check out the Join the Fun tab at my website if you are ready to make some cash for the holidays, or just get all your crafting supplies at a discount.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

that cat keeps disappearing

Filed under: Projects — October 13, 2017 @ 10:43 am

The cat punch that is.  It keeps flying off the shelves at Stampin’ Up!  The next shipment comes in soon and all but 200 are already spoken for.  If you are still on the fence (with the cat) better get it purchased today.

Here are 2 more cards I made this week.  The layout is CASED from a card I love by Susan Campfield using the Night of Navy Ginham Ribbon.  I usually try to change up the cards that I CASE to make them my own.  But because I used a punch instead of dies in this eclipse card, the placement had to be pretty much the same as hers.  I did make a second card using the Smokey Slate gingham ribbon, sponging it with Cherry Cobbler ink.  See previous posts for more cat projects.

IMG_1338 cat punch wood words

Today’s tips:  I have instructions on making an eclipse card in this post.  Using a dark background under the punched cat and popping it up with the thick Foam Strips are my best tips to make the eclipse effect 3D.  You can stamp first and then punch, but make sure the flowers are not too high so that they cover the cat’s face.

I recommend getting the bundle with the stamp set so you get the cat face stamp (and the bundle is 10% off too).

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Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Stampin’ Blends

Filed under: Projects — October 12, 2017 @ 9:32 am

Introducing Blends

I’ve been having lots of fun playing with my new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  I wish you could get them too.  If you don’t want to wait until later this year, there is a way!  Until October 15, demonstrators can purchase the entire set of markers (#147475), or 2-packs of each color, at the demo discount.  If you are not a demonstrator, you can add them to a demonstrator starter kit and get free shipping too!  You can join the fun here, or contact me for more information.


I just mailed all my team members this note card using the Stampin’ Blends and a new stamp set called Color Me Happy.  I just may have made a few extra cards if you would like to take advantage of this preorder to join my team.  Fall is the perfect time to work on holiday projects and make some extra cash.

IMG_1332 Stampin Blends

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Cat Punch Shaker Cards

Filed under: Projects — October 9, 2017 @ 4:46 pm

I’m still getting lots of use out of my Cat Punch.  This time I tried a couple Halloween shaker cards – what fun!

IMG_1331 cat punch shaker card

Today’s Tips:

To make the shaker card – punch, then stamp the top panel.  Then attach the window sheet underneath – I did put the black cat  between the white panel and the window sheet, so the sequins wouldn’t get hung up.  Form the foam strips closely around the punched out shape.  Make a pile of sequins on the base and then add the top panel.


As of today, the Cat Punch is backordered and new stock is scheduled to arrive on October 16.

You can still order the punch and the bundle, but don’t expect it to ship until around that date.  It will still arrive to you a few days before Halloween if you order now.

I do have 2 brand new Cat Punches to GIVE AWAY for a $100 purchase – which I can ship priority to arrive in 2-3 days depending on your location.  Please contact me by email if you would like to reserve one so I can give you the details and the host code to use.


Tomorrow is the last day to stock up on stamp sets and Note Cards on sale at my shop.  See my previous posts this month for lots of ideas for using the Note Cards.


October 10 is also the LAST DAY to sign up for the Holiday Paper Pumpkin Kits.  Get a 3 month subscription and I’ll send you a free Paper Pumpkin tote bag!


And only a few days are left to get your new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers in your Demonstrator Starter Kit.  If you want the entire set, the code # is #147475 and the link is at the “Join the Fun” tab at my website.  It’s a great time to join!


The first 13 papers below are the ones for the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale for October.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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World Card Making Day

Filed under: Projects — October 7, 2017 @ 7:23 am

Happy World Card Making Day!

I am continuing my series using the Note Cards and Envelopes that are on sale for World Card Making Day.  These sweet little cards are so easy to use for a quick greeting.

IMG_1327 Paper Pumpkin Layered Leaves

Here I used the Layered Leaves stamp set from the last Paper Pumpkin kit and some Old Olive Baker’s twine.  The first card is colored with a blender pen and Cajun Craze ink. Then I added some Wink of Stella.  If you are quick, after stamping in Cajun Craze, you can use the Wink of Stella pen directly for coloring, pulling color from the stamped image before the ink dries.  I punched a tiny hole next to the leaf to thread the Baker’s twine.

In the second card, I use the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  Starting in Old Olive, I added Daffodil Delight, then layers of Pumpkin Pie then the lightest Cherry Cobbler.  I love the vibrancy of the new markers.  They will be available before the end of the year, but if you want them now, you can add them to your Demonstrator Starter Kit.  You can get the entire set for just $99 with free shipping too!  Or purchase just a few of the colors and some other items of your choice such as the new Color Me Happy stamp set and kit bundle.  Or maybe you want the Big Shot at a discount…Or ?   Contact me to get the code numbers for the Blends.

IMG_1328 Stampin Blends

Here’s a sneak peek of a few Stampin’ Blends and the new kit.  I just love the vibrant colors and the metallic edged envelopes.

Stampin Blends

And for World Card Making Day, here are some more Note Cards, all ready to color with my Stampin’ Blends.  You can use them also to color the Just Add Color Designer Series paper which is included in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale.  (Add it last, since the last one added is free regardless of price and it is a specialty paper so the most expensive on the list).

IMG_1329 Stampin Blends

We will be going away for the day..Hmm.. wonder if I can color in the car?  Good thing we have the Color Lifter too.

Anyhow.  Today.  #MakeACardSendACard #WorldCardMakingDay

Make a card and be sure to send it.  It will bless both you and the recipient.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Check out the World Card Making Day Sale at my website shop.  Don’t forget to add a 3 – month Paper Pumpkin Subscription to get the Holiday Kits.  Both these offers end on October 10.  The Designer Series Paper sale goes until the end of the month.
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Holiday Crafting

Filed under: Projects — October 6, 2017 @ 10:15 am

Holiday Crafting craftdoc

Just at the time that you want to do more crafting (the holiday season) you have less time to do so.  I’ll share some quick and easy holiday crafting ideas for you today and in other blog posts.


Paper Pumpkin has all your crafting and giving needs covered for the holidays. No need to shop or plan your crafting projects. Just subscribe for Paper Pumpkin and enjoy the holidays!  The October and November kits cover coordinating card making and gift giving projects and come right to your mailbox with everything you need.  You can see from the boxes above that they will have a fun plaid theme.

If you purchase a 3-month subscription to Paper Pumpkin at my website before October 10, I’ll mail you a cute Paper Pumpkin Tote bag as a gift from me.  I know you will love these kits.  I take them when traveling and visiting my mom.  They are a fun get-away if you need alone time or great to make with friends and family.

There are some other holiday kits available from Stampin’ Up! such as the ones below.  There is also a planner and other kits great for Christmas gifts.



Be sure to check them out at my website shop here.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson



Memories & More Mini-Album

Filed under: Projects — October 5, 2017 @ 8:15 am

I’m on a Stampin’ Up! Note Card & Envelope kick while they are on sale for World Card Making Day.  But they are not just for cards – I’ll show you how to make some tags and a mini-album too.

Merry Little Christmas Stampin Up

I used the Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack for all of these projects.  Since we are going with the quick and easy theme with the note cards this week, they seems a perfect match.

On the Silent Night card, I added a strip of Merry Music Designer Series Paper.  For the others, I just used strips cut from the Merry Little Christmas card pack.

For the Tags (right) I cut the card in half and used the stickers that come in the Merry Little Christmas card pack.  I added a hole and some silver ribbon.  So simple!

IMG_1324 Merry Little Christmas album 1

IMG_1325 Merry Little Christmas album 2

Above is the mini-album opened up.  The inside flaps of the note card envelopes are attached to the bottom fronts of the next envelope.  I used 6, but you can use any number.  Then accordion fold and decorate.  I used pieces of Merry Music and Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper, as well as some of the cards from the Merry Little Christmas Memories & More card pack.  You might see the Circle Tab Punch and some pull out cards, trimmed down to fit inside the envelopes.  The stickers at the bottom of the pages are included in the Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Pack.  Closed with a little Jute Twine, it’s all ready for Christmas photos and journaling!

Click on the thumbnails below to see each product.  Order from my website and I’ll send you my monthly CardClass sheets.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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