Flurry of Wishes

Just like snowflakes, Christmas cards can be one-of-a-kind when you make them yourself.   If you have always wanted to make your own Christmas cards — here’s your chance!  Send a flurry of warm Christmas wishes with snowflake-adorned cards using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets, and the coordinating Snow Flurry Punch is on clearance for 40% off (regularly $18, now $10.80).  This Snow Flurry punch will add interest and depth to your projects by punching out snowflakes and popping them up with dimensionals.

Believe me, there’s no better or easier way to cut out stamped images than using a punch!  Just stamp on cardstock or specialty paper.  Next, hold the punch upside down (so that you can see the hole punch) and insert the stamped image into the punch.  Align image with the hole, and slowly squeeze to keep the cardstock from moving.  Then snap the punch closed and the stamped image will pop out in your hand.  Easy Peasy!

Here are some gift packaging and card making ideas for using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and the coordinating Snow Flurry Punch.


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And look how delicate the snowflake images are when heat embossed on watercolor paper or on vellum.

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Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!



Tag, You’re it!

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This is the perfect craft for this giving time of year:  gift tags!  With left over scraps of paper, cardstock and ribbon, some great Stampin’ Up! punches and Merry Little Labels stamp set — you are in for some fun crafting time.  This stamp set says all the right things for your holiday gift giving!

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Merry Little Labels

Merry Little Christmas tag punches

Crafting without punches? Inconceivable! Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects.  And there’s no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches.  Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Everyday Label punch and Banner Triple Punch — these punches are one’s that I absolutely use all of the time for stamping and crafting projects.  And the Everyday Label punch is available as part of the Merry Little Label bundle — so you can save 10% when you purchase both the stamp set and the punch together.

And, another great thing about making tags — its doesn’t take a lot of time and it is something that you can do watching TV or visiting with a friend.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Cyber Monday – Free Shipping All Day

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Hey everyone!  Just a gentle reminder.  Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING today only.  That’s everything in the annual catalog, the holiday catalog and on clearance. 

Stock up on the basics like adhesive and cardstock.  Purchase those items on your wishlist.  This is a great time to purchase those more expensive items that you’ve been wanting like the Big Shot Machine or the Stampin’ Blends — because you’ll save 10% on shipping.  

And, if you purchase more than $150, you will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards — and earn more free stuff in the catalog.  That’s pretty sweet deal!

Click here to visit my on-line store, and Happy Shopping!  Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!





Floral Statements

floral statements sample 3Large detailed images will give a big impact with a delicate softness or bold color. The Floral Statements stamp set provides you with a large image, that is perfect for trying all the different coloring tools Stampin’ Up! has to offer.  For example, watercolor pencils can be used dry or wet for delicate softness, and the new Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection can be used for  lots of bold color to add that WOW factor.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Free Shipping – Mon Nov 27th

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Stampin’ Up! just announced that on Monday, November 27th…

they are doing something that they RARELY DO…..

and that is FREE SHIPPING for all orders!

I’m so glad so many of you have been having fun buying sale items during the Online Extravaganza sale this week.  The sale ends on Sunday so make sure you take advantage of the 10-40% off offers on the sale list itmes.  Click here to see the sale list items.

But in case, you were waiting to get everything else on your Wish List… why not take advantage of FREE shipping on November 27th?  This is a great time to stock up on basics — like adhesives and cardstock — and also to purchase anything from the holiday and annual catalogs and/or clearance rack and pay NO shipping!  That’s a 10% savings on your total order — large or small — because there are NO minimums.

Free shipping runs from November 27th 12:00 am to 11:59 pm Mountain Time

*******That’s 2:00 am to 1:59 pm Eastern Time for us!*******

Are the new Stampin’ Blends on your wish list?  If you purchase a couple of additional items such that your total is $150 or more, you’ll qualify for Stampin’ Rewards, too!  Now, that’s a sweet deal!

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Have fun shopping on Cyber Monday and enjoy free shipping.  Click here to visit my on-line store.  

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!

May your holiday be filled with perfect balance of faith, family, friends and food!

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Thank you for taking the time on this very special holiday to connecting with me via my blog.  Sending you hugs of appreciation, love and friendship!


Beautiful Bouquet

The “Beautiful Bouquet” bundle can be used for many different occasions — its beautiful sentiments combined with many different floral images provides you with countless design choices to brighten someone’s day.   While the stamp set and coordinating die can be purchased separately, you save 10% when they are bundled together.

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This lovely card was made with Whisper White and Soft Sky cardstock, and stamped and with Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate inks.  The floral pieces were die cut and popped up with dimensionals.

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The sentiment piece was die cut using straight edge and scallop edge squares from the Layering Square Framelit diesThe card base front was dry embossed using the new Polka Dot Basics embossing folder.  And a piece of one of the Delicate White Doilies and White Perfect Accents were used as soft embellishments.

All of these items are available for purchase from my on-line store, just click on the links or the SHOP tab above.  If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to assist you in your stamping adventure.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Santa Paws

Animal lovers are going to love getting a card made with Santa Paws stamp set.  A cat on a dog on two cats and a dog on a dog on two dogs and a cat on two cats and a dog next to a dog on a cat and a kitten—perfect, right?

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Here are some more examples that are sure to please.

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And, can you hear these fur babies singing “Bark, the hairy angels sing!”  Okay, maybe that is not one of my better puppy puns, but this card is sure to bring a smile to some cat lover or pup parent. 

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Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!




Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza starts Monday, November 20! This amazing promotion includes exclusive deals and sales available for a limited time. I know you’ll want some of these items, so I don’t want you to miss this!  

There are 3 parts to this sale:

  1. Monday Nov. 20th, 24 hour stamp sale: 20% off selected sets
  2. Nov. 20 – 26: Exclusive deals priced at 10% to 50% off stamps and products!
  3. Nov. 27:  24 hour flash sale… check back soon for all the details

This week-long promotion runs from November 20 to 26.  It kicks off with a 24-hour stamp sale on Monday.  Select stamp sets will be 20% OFF for the first 24 hours only of Online Extravaganza.  There are some great stamp sets in this collection that you’ll find you will use over and over again!  The rest of the week, there are amazing deals on paper pumpkin kits, ribbon, embossing folders, cellophane bags, punches, framelits and thinlits.

Click here for a complete list stamps and products offered for a limited time during this Online Extravaganza.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Lovely as a Tree

If you need a simple and quick Christmas card, then grab one of my favorite all-time stamp sets, Lovely as a Tree.  These timeless tree images will fill any landscape and keep you in tune with Mother Nature.   Besides, the beautiful fir tree image is a classic, that will never go out of style!

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This stamp set is probably the oldest and dearest stamp set running in the current Stampin’ Up! Catalog.   It debuted in 2001 and was the very first stamp set that I purchased.  Lovely As A Tree is the equivalent of the little black dress in your wardrobe.  It is perfect for every occasion and you receive compliments every time you wear it.

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This card, created for my last Christmas card class, is no different.  Everyone loved it – so simple, so elegant.  Nothing says Christmas like a fir tree that is silver embossed on Whisper White cardstock.  While this card can be re-created in any color and for any occasion, I chose to sponge a halo around the tree in Tempting Turquoise ink, and mat the image in silver foil paper and Dapper Denim cardstock.  The 1/2″ wide banner is also silver embossed using “Merry Christmas” sentiment from retired Come to Bethlehem stamp set and popped up with mini dimensionals.

Do you have this stamp set already?  Is it on your Wish List?  If not, here are some cards to encourage you to purchase this stamp set.  



Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!