Peaceful Cabin Bendi Card

Peaceful Cabin Bundle is my favorite in the July – December Mini Catalog and so perfect for making a Bendi fun fold card. I love that the card lays flat to fit in an envelope but when you stand it up the front portion “bends” outward. 
The backdrop of the card is a piece of the designer series paper which is glued to a piece of white cardstock that is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Score the white cardstock @ 2-3/4″ before adding the DSP.  
The back of the card becomes the place for your sentiment and hand-written wishes. I suggest stamping this before adding the front stamped and die cut pieces.
Adding a battery operated tea light transforms the card into a beautiful Christmas decoration.
You can see the two pieces that “bend” once the card is standing. The front piece is the cabin.
It is stamped on a piece of white cardstock 6-1/2″ wide and scored @ 1/2″ on both ends.
The other piece with the trees is stamped on a piece of cardstock 5-1/2″ wide and
scored @ 1/2″ on both ends.  
I did two versions of the card. One had the addition of Wink of Stella to the ares that would be snow on the cabin and the foreground. The other option was to add silver foil snowflakes instead of white to pick up the silver in the trees from the designer series paper that was used as the backdrop.

Penguin Place – Earn DSP FREE

One of the new stamp sets in the July-December mini catalog is Penguin Place. 


Besides the cute penguin images here’s what I love about it:

  • There is a coordinating punch
  • Can be used for Christmas or birthday cards (thank you Stampin’ Up!)
  • The coordinating Designer Series Paper is FREE with a qualifying order


One of the FREE Sale-a-bration products is the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper which coordinates with the stamp set and punch.

There are only a few weeks left for Sale-a-bration and this paper will not be available after September 30th (or while supply lasts)

During my open house a few weeks ago one of the make and take projects was made using Penguin Place and the Designer Series Paper.  




The cute bag to put the card into is one of the new InColor ombre gift bags. These are often overlooked when going through the annual catalog. And they are such a great buy. 20 bags for only $6.00.


Christmas Whimsy Card Kit Now Available

Christmas Whimsy is an adorably fun Christmas card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work at the North Pole, but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simplicity of this card kit makes it perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple holiday season activity that everyone will enjoy.



All-inclusive project kits have everything you need in one box!

Kit includes:
* Christmas Whimsy Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Acrylic stamp block
* Night of Navy Classic Stampin’™ Spot
* Designed projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 8 cards: 4 each of 2 designs
* Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ 
* 8 coordinating envelopes with gold foil
* Adhesive-backed holographic embellishments
* Adhesive to complete projects
* Printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go: 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4

Product Number: 158166.  Price: $19.00



Beautifully Penned FREE Sale-a-bration DSP

I absolutely love a card that is black and white, sometimes with a pop of color, so when I saw this pack of designer series paper in the Sale-a-bration brochure I knew it was going to be one of my picks for FREE product. The card layout was inspired by another demonstrator, Julie Petrie. You can see her card here. I made a few changes to her card. Added some ribbon, red rhinestones and changed the sentiment.

I colored and fussy cut one of the flowers for the inside of the card.

This pack of DSP has 4 sheets of 3-double sided designs which gives you plenty of paper for making several of the same card or for large classes. And finding a design to use on the envelope flap was easy since they all coordinate. This is my favorite way to dress up an envelope.
The sentiments on my card are from Timeless Tropical. The ribbon is retired.
I hope you are enjoying this weekend.

ARRGH – September CD Calendar

September is not always an easy month to come up with a design for my CD Calendar page. So I did a search for special days in the month and came up with talk like a pirate day. Years ago when I was still working at the hospital I was part of a group who went from department to department dressed like pirates on September 19th giving employees treats. It was fun.



BOGO Retired Products Updated

I have just updated the page listing my retired stamps, dies, and embossing folders. There are almost 200 items, many deeply discounted. I just can’t keep it all (smile).  

You will find all of the details on that page.  The link is on the top menu.

Have a Blessed Sunday


How to get $185 in product for just $99

Want a free bundle? Here’s how you can get one of these new bundles absolutely FREE. 

So many – which would you choose? In addition to getting your pick of one of these when you join for $99 you also get to select your choice of $125 in products and Stampin’ Up pays the shipping! There are no requirements to have parties and you can drop at any time. For more information contact me. I love what I do and I love partnering with Stampin’ Up. 



Mini Catalog & SAB Live Plus a New Card

Ordering has begun for the holiday mini catalog. Round 2 of Sale-a-bration also kicked off which means you can earn FREE product with a qualifying order. If you haven’t gotten the new holiday mini catalog let me know. In the meantime you can view it and the new SAB Catalog by clicking on the images on the right sidebar. 

This round 2 Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Check it out!


There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to choose from with a Level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a Level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!


There’s also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that you can pick up for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+


Whenever you purchase our Starter Kit for $99 + taxes (if applicable), the kit ships for FREE and you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise (that is ANYthing you want!).

BUT – when you purchase the kit during Sale-a-bration (3 Aug – 30 Sep 2021) you’ll ALSO get to ADD an additional FREE bundle  – that you pick from the twelve listed below (with a value up to $60.25!!)!   Hint: check them all out on pages 65 – 71 in the Mini Catalog!

  • Frosted Gingerbread Bundle
  • Christmas Season Bundle
  • Christmas To Remember Bundle
  • Whimsical Trees Bundle
  • Peaceful Deer Bundle
  • Sweet Little Stockings Bundle
  • Penguin Place Bundle
  • Peaceful Cabin Bundle
  • Arctic Bears Bundle
  • Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle
  • Gorgeous Leaves Bundle
  • Nature’s Harvest Bundle

During this round of Sale-A-Bration, some products will only be available while supplies last. This means that once they’re gone, they’re gone for good! The Sale-A-Bration products with limited supply include:

  • 156629 Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Paper
  • 156600 Sheep Dies
  • 156618 Summer Shadows Dies

All other Sale-A-Bration products will be available throughout the promotion. High demand can send these products into backorder and delay shipping, but the supply will not run out; all orders placed will be honored.  So if any of those items are on your “must get” list, be sure to add them to your first order!


There are so many great stamp sets in the new mini catalog it was hard to decide which one to use for a swap with some of my fellow demonstrators. I chose Penguin Place partly because there is a package of coordinating Designer Series Paper as one of the FREE products in the SAB brochure.  I also love any set that has a coordinating punch. The cute penguin on the front of the card is fussy cut from the DSP. 


Flowers of Friendship

Anyone who knows me knows I love a stamp set with a coordinating punch so this set was one I had to get.  I saw a similar card done by demonstrator Kristi Gray and decided I would use her basic template. 



I used a retired DSP for my card but any DSP with flowers would work for this template. I colored the rhinestones with my Stampin’ Blend markers.


Select DSP Paper Sale & July CD Calendar

Save 15% on select designer series paper packs from Stampin’ Up!   Enjoy the Designer Series Paper Sale through Aug. 2, 2021

15% Off Sale Includes: 

Beauty of the Earth paper SALE $9.38

Bloom Where You’re Planted paper SALE $9.38

Hand-Penned paper SALE $9.38

In Good Taste paper SALE $17.85

In the Wild paper SALE $9.38

Pansy Petals paper SALE $9.38

Sweet Symmetry paper SALE $9.38

Tidings of Christmas paper SALE $9.38

You’re a Peach paper SALE $9.38


July 2021 CD Calendar

This was a very easy month to do. I used the stamps from Sailing Home and the coordinating dies for the ships wheel.