Bonus Days are Coming Back!

Woohoo! Bonus Days are coming back! 馃檪聽

Bonus Days are Coming Back

How It Works

For the 2nd year in a row, Stampin’ Up! is rewarding you for shopping during July! 聽For each $60 spent between July 1st – 31st, you’ll receive a Coupon Code for $6 OFF any order placed in August!

This reward is cumulative, and there’s no limit to how many Coupons you can earn! 聽That means if your order is $120, you’ll receive 2 – $6 Coupons! 聽If you place 3 – $60 orders in July, you’ll receive 3- $6 Coupons!

When To Redeem

You’ll be able to redeem your Coupons starting August 1st through August 31st. 聽That’s a whole month to redeem your discount! 聽Now, I don’t want to spill 聽any beans, but I know of a very special reason you’re going to want to order in August…. 聽If you want more details than that, you’re just going to have to Join my Team! 馃檪

Stay Tuned

If you’ve been thinking about joining 聽my team as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, stay tuned for more exciting news for July! 聽I’ll be posting it soon 聽– so check back! 馃檪


Are You Up For a Challenge?

Are you up for a challenge?

Then come along and join the Paper Craft Crew Design Team in this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!

Are you up for a challenge

Talk about a lot of design options to choose from! All you have to do is choose one line; either horizontal, vertical or diagonal; and include each of the 3 elements in your design. 聽I chose to go diagonal, from the bottom left. 聽So my design includes Add a Little Sparkle, Summer Celebrations, and Cake.

Birthday Memories Suite

Are you up for a challenge

This is my first time using products from the Birthday Memories Suite! 聽I was so happy when it became available to order; I just love all of the fun images in the Birthday Delivery stamp set, and on the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. 聽There’s 2 awesome bonuses in this suite; first, you can purchase the Bundle, which includes the stamp set, Birthday Friends Framelits, AND the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper! 聽All that at a 10% discount off the combined prices! 聽The 2nd awesome bonus is that the Framelits also match images in the DSP – which means you’re life just got easier and cuter – cutting the images!


I stayed with the primary colours in the DSP. 聽My card base is Pacific Point and the layered cardstock is Real Red and Whisper White. The baker is stamped in Memento Black ink, and coloured using Blender Pens and ink pads in Pacific Point and Real Red. 聽Then using my Big Shot and the Birthday Friends Framelits, I die cut the baker, then die cut the cake – from the DSP! 聽The panel behind the cake is also from the Birthday Memories DSP.

I stamped the banner from the Birthday Delivery stamp set in Pacific Point, then layered the sentiment inside it in Real Red ink. 聽It’s terrific how the sentiment stamp is already curved to fit inside the banner 馃檪 After die cutting the banner, all the pieces are layered onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So obviously, my ‘summer celebration’ is a birthday (actually, the cake could be for any celebration), and you can see the ‘cake’! 聽For the ‘add a little sparkle’, I used the Glimmer Enamel Dots.

Are you up for a challenge?

I also added some Wink of Stella Clear onto the baker’s buttons, candle flames and shoes, but you can’t really see it in the picture. 聽I had a lot of fun layering all the pieces on this card.

Are you up for a challenge?

Join The Challenge!

Now it’s your turn to show us that you’re up for the challenge! Check out what the rest of the Design Team has created on the Paper Craft Crew blog, then link up your project! I just LOVE seeing what 聽you come up with – you’re so creative!

Order Your Supplies

Click on the images below to order the supplies needed to make this card – or your own version! If you prefer, contact me directly and I’ll place your order for you 馃檪




He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not…

Do you remember gathering up the wild daisies, and playing the ‘he loves me, he loves me not’ game, by picking the petals off one by one? 聽Now that I think about it – what a terrible waste of 聽pretty flowers! LOL! 聽But we were just kids back then. 聽We thought wildflowers would always be around.

Well, the new Daisy Delight stamp set is perfect for bringing back memories of those carefree childhood days! We won’t go to the angst of the teen years – nobody needs to go back there! 馃槈 To make it even easier to enjoy, there is also a Daisy Punch, which you can buy as a Bundle with the stamp set, and save 10%! 聽And you’ll want to save on the bundle, because you WILL want the entire Delightful Daisy Suite of products, trust me.

Delightful Daisy Suite

The stamp set and punch have beautiful coordinating Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, and you can also get the Delightful Daisy cardstock pack for only $10. 聽It has the coordinating Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Pool Party colours that are in the DSP. 聽The beautiful Faceted Gems in Clear and Gold are perfect for the flower centers. 聽And finishing off your project is the 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon, in Daffodil Delight. To view the entire Delightful Daisy Suite of products, you can CLICK HERE for the page in my online store.

A Trio of Daisies

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not..How is this for a cheerful card?! I love the Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy colour combination.


This card came together very quickly – which is perfect when you have a lot of thank you cards to make! The card base is Daffodil Delight cardstock, with a panel of Whisper White on top. 聽Next, I layered the top 1/2 with a piece of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. 聽The ‘thank you’ sentiment is from the Daisy Delight stamp set, inked in Night of Navy on the bottom of the card.

With Daffodil Delight ink, I stamped and punched a total of 6 daisies, and added a Night of Navy ink center to each one. Each daisy was punched using the Daisy Punch. 聽Layering 2 daisies for each flower, I took my Bone Folder and using the edge of it, gently shaped the petals for dimension. 聽Each flower was then added across the middle of the card front.


He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not...

You can see how much dimension you can create by layering and shaping the petals!

Ordering Your Daisy Delight Bundle

Ordering your own Daisy Delight Bundle is super easy! Just click on the images below, and you’ll be taken to my online store. You can order from there, or if you prefer, contact me directly & I will place your order for you. 聽This bundle is super popular; in fact it was not orderable for about 3 weeks due to being out of stock! But we’ve got more in stock now, so order yours before they’re gone again!




Daisy Delight Bundle Now Available!

BEST. NEWS. YET! 聽The Daisy Delight Bundle now available for you to order!!

Daisy Delight Bundle Now AvailableDelightful Daisy Suite

This Bundle – the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy Punch proved so popular, that no sooner was the Annual catalogue released – and it went on back order! This set a new record for punches selling out so quickly, at Stampin’ Up!

Well, I guess you can see why; it’s such a cute set! Not only that, but there is an entire Delightful Daisy Suite of coordinating products. 聽Of course, that means that your projects look ah-may-zing!!

Along with the Bundle, you can purchase the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, Delightful Daisy Cardstock Pack, 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon in Daffodil Delight, and gorgeous new Faceted Gems in Clear and Gold! You can see the pictures at the end of this post – or grab your catalogue and flip to page 126-127 for the gorgeous projects and products!


When I had my New Catalogue Kick Off Party at the end of May, I 聽had no idea that this Bundle was going into backorder, so I shared several projects that I made using it. 聽Well, after the backorder notice came out, I thought it wouldn’t be nice to show off a great product, only to say you can’t order it!

The good news is that now, there are some back in stock! 聽The bad news is, so many people have been waiting to order, that it’ll probably go into backorder status again soon! 聽So – if you want your Bundle – ORDER IT NOW!! 聽Click on the images at the end of this post, and order directly from my online store. 聽Or, contact me & I’ll order for you. 聽I’ve already order 2 today! 馃檪

Daisy Delight Card

Here is one of the cards I made for my display:

Daisy Delight Bundle Now Available

Is the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper gorgeous, or what?! 聽Customers are buying multiple packages of it, because it’s so beautiful! The gorgeous flower designs on one side are complemented by softly coloured patterns on the other. 聽All of it with a soft, white-washed watercolour look.


Even though Wisteria Wonder is 聽listed as one of the colours in this DSP pack, that’s what I used for my cardstock panels and ink! I think that the watercolour look of the Tranquil Tide (or maybe it’s the Night of Navy?) looks just like Wisteria Wonder – and you can see, it goes together really well!

The daisy is created by stamping it 3 times in Wisteria Wonder onto Whisper White cardstock. 聽The middle of the daisies are Daffodil Delight ink. 聽Each daisy was then punched with the Daisy Punch. 聽I layered 2 of the daisies for the one at the top. 聽For the daisy on the side, I cut the single daisy in half, then layered the halves behind the panels.

Wisteria Wonder ink is used for the sentiment; the little dots are stamped in Daffodil Delight.

Daisy Delight Bundle Now Available

Inside Look

I just had to use the small daisy stamps to add to the inside:

Daisy Delight Bundle Now Available

The outline of the flowers are stamped in Wisteria Wonder ink; the filler colour stamp is in Daffodil Delight. I 聽hadn’t decided who this card was going to yet, so I didn’t put a sentiment on the inside.

Don’t Miss Out – ORDER NOW!

This Bundle is sure to sell out quickly again, so get 聽your order in now! #youvebeenwarned ! 聽Click on the images below to order directly from my store (it’s open 24/7), or contact me to place your order. 聽I’ll share some more cards I made with this bundle in the next couple of days 馃檪




More Coffee Please!

Oh my gosh – I had such fun playing with the new Coffee Cafe stamp set and the new Embossing Paste that I just had to make another card! 聽You’ll always hear me ask for more coffee please!

If you missed my post for the Paper Craft Crew challenge yesterday, you can SEE IT HERE. 聽I can’t stop talking about how much FUN the new Embossing Paste is to use 馃檪

Embossing Paste

More Coffee Please

This is how you receive the Embossing Paste – it comes in a 4 oz jar, ready to use. 聽You can either use it as is, white – or add some ink from your ink refill bottles to colour it! I like to use my Silicone Craft Mat when mixing ink into it. 聽If you don’t have one of those, you can always use one of your Clear Blocks.

Pattern Party Decorative Masks

More Coffee Please

These masks are made from heavyweight acetate, so they can stand up to repeated use. They are perfect for using with the Embossing Paste, as well as for use with Sponge Daubers, Sponges and Brayers for creating patterns on your projects. 聽It’s an awesome way to add extra texture and depth to your card, without adding another physical layer of cardstock! 聽And you get all 4 masks for only $8!

When using the masks with the Embossing Paste, the thing to remember is that IT DRIES QUICKLY – so to keep your tools in tip top shape, make sure you clean them immediately after use! As my Dad (the carpenter) always said; ‘take care of your tools, and your tools will take care of you!’ 聽Wise man, my Dad!

More Coffee Please!

I had mixed some Crumb Cake ink with my Embossing Paste for my Paper Craft Crew Design Team card, and had some left over. 聽Well – that meant I got to have more fun, and make another card! Waste not, want not! (another saying from wise ‘ol Dad! 聽Scottish people don’t waste, you 聽know! 馃檪 )

More Coffee Please

This time I used a card base of Berry Burst, and made myself a frappucino! The only thing better than a cup of coffee is a cup of coffee with a good friend 馃檪 聽I love the sentiments in this set.


Again I used the brick pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set for the background. 聽I stamped a few random coffee beans in Soft Suede ink, then added a length of 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst. 聽After stamping the cup, lid, sentiment, straw and whip (using Soft Suede, Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Berry Burst ink and Whisper White cardstock), I used the Coffee Cup Framelits and Big Shot to die cut.

Layering them over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I then added an Itty Bitty Bow (these are so stinkin’ cute!) also in Berry Burst. 聽This card came together very quickly.

More Coffee Please

Order Your Supplies Now!

It’s super easy for you to get your hands on the supplies you need and create this cards yourself. 聽Click on the images below, go directly to my online store, or contact me and I’ll place your order for you!



How Do You Like Your Coffee?

How do you like your coffee? 聽My answer would be ‘strong, and often!’ 聽I love my coffee, so when I saw the new Stampin’ Up! Coffee Break Suite, I thought I’d gone to heaven!

This week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge PCC249 gave me a great idea to combine this suite, plus another of my new favourite products.

PCC249 Sketch

How Do You Like Your Coffee

It’s very faint behind the focal image (circle), but can you see the texture behind it? 聽I immediately knew that I wanted to incorporate the new Embossing Paste into my project!

How Do You Like Your Coffee?

How Do You Like Your Coffee?

EEK! 聽I just love it!! (sorry – I’m usually much more humble – but I love this set!) 聽That sentiment suits me to a ‘T’ (or rather – to a ‘coffee’) 馃槈


First I created my background, using a panel of Whisper White cardstock. 聽I put a dollop of Embossing Paste onto my Silicone Craft Mat, and added 1 drop of Crumb Cake ink from the Ink Refill bottle. 聽Using the Palette Knife, I mixed the ink into the paste until the colour was consistent throughout the paste. 聽It was really quick & easy – the embossing paste is very light & fluffy; not hard to mix at all!

I placed the brick pattern Pattern Party Decorative Mask on top of the cardstock, and applied the embossing paste. 聽I didn’t want the entire panel covered, so I just applied it where I wanted it to show. 聽I love how you can achieve entire coverage, or leave ‘partial’ bricks, like I did on my panel.

While the embossing paste was drying (it dries within minutes!), I stamped the rest of the images onto Whisper White cardstock, in preparation for die cutting. The cup outline is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, the wrap outline and coffee beans in Soft Suede; the sentiment, lid and heart (for the spill stopper) were stamped in Dapper Denim ink.

The Coffee Cups Framelits Dies make cutting out all the pieces so fast! My Big Shot is really getting a work-out with all the fabulous Bundles in this catalogue!

Close Up

How Do You Like Your Coffee?

You can see how easy it is to layer the pieces of your coffee cup together. 聽Before attaching the cup, wrap a length of Linen Thread around the panel, and tie it off with a bow. 聽The cup pieces are layered using Stampin’ Dimensionals, including the coffee beans and the cute heart from the Corrugated Elements. There are so many pieces to use with this Suite!

Can you see the length of Soft Suede cardstock behind the cup? I use the cup wrapper die, which embosses the corrugated look at the same time it cuts! 聽Then I just add a piece of it behind the cup.

Your Turn!

Now it’s your turn to join in the challenge! First, check out what the rest of the Design Team have created, over on the Paper Craft Crew blog. 聽Then, link up your own card for the challenge.

Order Your Own Supplies

Want to make your own card like mine? Click on the images below to order the products I used to create my card. Then you’ll be ready to create your own!




A Little, A Lot, or All of It?


Hey stamper – which describes you best? 聽A little, a lot, or all of it? 聽Of course I’m talking stamping!

A Little

You’re a happy go lucky, stamp a little when I can kinda person. 聽Your little stash keeps you happy. 聽Perhaps you have a Paper Pumpkin subscription, that supplies you with what you need, when you need it. 聽Having everything provided for your projects in the Paper Pumpkin kit keeps you happy! Coming to my monthly card classes gives you new ideas, a social break, and extra cards.

A Lot

You like to have choices! When the new catalogue comes out, you gotta have a Party, because you KNOW you want LOTS of the new products 馃檪 聽Coming to card classes is fun; you like the social aspect and holding parties give you both – fun times and free product with your Host Rewards!


Not content with a bit of this, a bit of that – you WANT IT ALL! 聽I’m not saying that like it’s a bad thing – quite the opposite! You know what you like, you love to share your ideas with other people and help them create, and you’d like have all the tools & products to do it with.

Whatever type of crafter you are – A Little, A Lot, or All Of It – I have a solution for you!

A Little – join my card making classes for the social aspect! Get yourself a Paper Pumpkin subscription to get your all-inclusive kit to go. 聽You don’t have room for everything, so this is the perfect solution. 聽SIGN UP HERE for your Paper Pumpkin!

A Lot – CONTACT ME NOW to book your party! There’s only 10 days left in June for you to benefit from Extra Host Rewards in June!聽

All Of It – JOIN MY TEAM! By becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you get the best bundle ever – a.k.a the Starter Kit! For only $135, you choose $165 in products, and get FREE SHIPPING, along with a whole host of other freebies! 聽Plus, you’ll get an ongoing minimum 20% discount on your future product orders! CLICK HERE TO JOIN – you’ll be glad you did! 馃檪

A Little, A Lot, or All of It?


New Embossing Paste!

Hello again stamping friend! 聽I hope you had a great weekend; we enjoyed some decent weather, and a nice Father’s Day. 聽Today I’ve been playing with the new, best thing since sliced bread in the catalogue – the new Embossing Paste!

When I first found out that Stampin’ Up! was going to carry embossing paste in this new catalogue, you could probably hear my screams of joy! 聽I admit it – I have in the past purchased embossing paste from a different supplier; simply because we didn’t carry it. 聽But, 聽I chose not to share it here because – well, because you couldn’t order it from me! 聽What fun is it to see something you want, only to find out you can’t get it? 聽None!

But now – that’s all changed, and you can have fun creating with the new Embossing Paste!

What is the New Embossing Paste?

Embossing paste is a light, malleable material that you use to create texture and depth on your projects. 聽You spread it onto your project with a palette knife. 聽It can be used as is, in it’s white colour, or you can add re-inker to add colour. 聽It dries very quickly, which is great for your projects. 聽On the other hand, it means that you have to be very quick to clean up your tools, for easy clean up. Just warm water and a little bit of soap is all you need.

Tools to Use

Stampin’ Up! also carries the Palette Knives for applying the Embossing Paste. 聽They come in a 3 pack; 1 offset trowel, 1 offset diamond, and 1 scotty knife. 聽You can also use the Pattern Party Decorative Masks to create a pattern with your Embossing 聽Paste, as well as using them to apply patterns using Sponge Daubers or Spritzers. 聽The best way to add colour to your Embossing Paste,聽is to put a dollop of paste onto your Silicone Craft Sheet, add a drop of reinker one drop at a time (to determine how dark you want the paste), then use a palette knife to mix it in.

How To Use

Here are some pictures of me using the Embossing Paste and one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. 聽I used the offset Palette Knife to apply the paste. 聽I had cut my Whisper White cardstock to 6″ x 6″, and used painter’s tape to hold the mask and cardstock in place while applying the paste.

New Embossing PasteI taped down the cardstock and mask to my work surface, to keep it in place while I applied the embossing paste.

New Embossing Paste

You can see that the embossing paste is quite light & fluffy looking in the jar.

New Embossing Paste聽The embossing paste is easy to apply. 聽Just take a bit onto your palette knife, then drag is slightly on an angle across the decorative mask.

New Embossing PasteCover as much of the mask as you want. I covered the entire mask for this design.

New Embossing PasteLift the mask off gently, removing it from one side upwards, towards the other side. This design, with聽the white-on-white, reminds me of gorgeous patterns in the snow!

New Embossing Paste

Look at the depth of this design! It’s just gorgeous!! 聽Next time, I’m going to add some colour to it 馃檪

How to Order

Just click on the images below to order your own supplies! Trust me – you WANT this! It is so easy and fun to use 馃檪 聽I’ll be posting a card on Wednesday for the Paper Craft Crew Design Team, which features the Embossing Paste. 聽On that card, you’ll be able to see what it looks like coloured, as I used some reinker on that project.



Inspiration Challenge

Hello stamping friend! Welcome to a new challenge with the Paper Craft Crew Design Team. 聽This week we have something new for you – an Inspiration Challenge!

Inspiration Challenge

What is an Inspiration Challenge

Isn’t this gorgeous? Our Paper Craft Crew founder and coordinator, Pam Staples, was visiting a friend, and this is one of the throw pillows that was there! Of course, artist that she is, Pam sees inspiration everywhere, and thought this would be perfect for a challenge.

The idea is that you use anything from this pillow to inspire your project for this challenge. 聽It can be the colours, the pattern, the pillow itself – whatever inspires you, dear stamper, 聽to create your project!

Eastern Palace Suite

I immediately saw our new In Colors – the Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist, as well as the beautiful new Eastern Beauty stamp set. So that’s what I used for my card:

Inspiration Challenge


I started with a card base of Tranquil Tide cardstock. 聽Cutting a panel of Whisper White cardstock, I used the Eastern Medallion Thinlits to die cut the middle. 聽I love how the middle flower like die lifts each of the petals, allowing you to see the cardstock underneath.

Using Lemon Lime Twist ink, the details were stamped in each corner of the panel. 聽On a small piece of Whisper White, the middle piece was stamped then die cut again using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits. 聽The 14 piece die set lets you create almost endless combinations and patterns of cuts! 聽Talk about getting ‘the most bang for your buck’ – and you benefit even more by purchasing the Bundle – saving 10% off the combined price of the stamp set and thinlits!

After attaching the middle die cut piece with a Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the panel to the top 3/4 of the card base, using more Dimensionals. 聽A strip 聽of the coordinating Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper聽is聽added across the bottom of the card.

Close Up of Die Cuts

In this photo below, you can see what I was referring to about the petals ‘lifting’ up:

Inspiration Challenge

This is such an amazing set – I’ve been using it a LOT, and I know I’ll be using a lot more!

Join the Challenge!

Now it’s your turn! 聽What inspiration do you get, from this gorgeous throw pillow? 聽Check out what the rest of the Design Team created on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog. Then link up your own project for the challenge. 聽I know you won’t disappoint! 聽Have fun creating 馃檪

Order Your Supplies

Order what I used to create this card by clicking on the images below. 聽You’ll be taken directly to my Online Store.




I’m In Ribbon Heaven!

Have you checked out the amazing selection of ribbons in the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue? There are 2 pages!! Check out pages 198 and 199 of the Annual Catalogue. 聽Ribbon in practically every colour, different textures and finishes. 聽I’m in Ribbon Heaven 馃檪

I'm in Ribbon Heaven

Ribbon Shares

I received my ribbon order, and was dividing it up for my Ribbon Shares. 聽Did you get in on this order? 聽I still have some shares left; you can check out my shares information in THIS POST. 聽 It’s the best way to get a sampling of a lot of ribbons, without spending a fortune. The picture of the 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon just does not do it justice – you can see a bit of the shimmer on聽the black ribbon in the picture above.

Itty Bitty Bows

Did you see the Itty Bitty Bows?! 聽They are AH-DOR-ABLE!! 聽For you people who don’t like to tie your own bows, or just want some bows in the new In Colors – you NEED THESE! 聽They’re made from felted material, and are very sturdy! The little bows even come with adhesive backing, so they’re ready to place onto your project.

Step Up Your Projects

Adding ribbon to your projects is a great way to step them up, without adding a lot of bulk or cost. 聽A simple length of ribbon, whether tied off with a bow or not, adds texture and depth to your project.

Order Your Ribbon

To see all of the amazing ribbon offered in our new catalogue, CLICK HERE to go directly to that section of my online store. 聽From there, place your order directly, or contact me if you’d like to join in the Ribbon Share.