The Home Sweet Home Thinlits make a very cute little house with decorations for a spooky house, a dog house, or a Christmas gingerbread house. You can use just the front of the house from the set, but I wanted a 3-D house to fold flat and fit in an envelope. I saw one “Crafted by Helen.” Here’s my version.

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This is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards!

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
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I am moving from my tiny craft corner to a little bit larger “craft wall.” The room is small, but I plan to use every inch along that one wall. The room still needs to be available as a guest room with the Murphy bed and a baby room with the Pack and Play and diaper changing for babysitting our granddaughter. All the craft stuff needs to tuck away out of sight for the guests and safely locked up for the baby. And it also needs to be clear and safe for our new Guide Dog Puppy in Training to play while I craft.

There was just no room for my Color Caddy. What to do? I didn’t want to spend lots of money after splurging on the granite counter. I am so happy with what I came up with! I have a great storage solution for the price of one sheet of foam core board, some card stock, and adhesive. It even gave me a place to tuck in my Stampin’ Scrub!

You can make it for just a few stamp pads or for the whole collection like I did. I usually include links for the supplies, but you probably really do have everything you need. I used Fast Fuse to make each stamp pad box, but you could use Tear and Tape. I used Glue Dots to adhere the boxes to the foam core board, but you could use any adhesive.

Click here for the free directions including the dimensions for the Memento, Stazon, and VersaMark pads.

And don’t forget to celebrate World Card Making Day!

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This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), you will get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you and your customers celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

But wait! There’s more!

There is a sale on Designer Series Paper through the end of October!

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Make these cute treat tubes with Spooky Cat and the Cat Punch from Stampin’ Up!  You will want to howl at the moon with either the cat or the owl. Fill the food-safe tubes with small candy or even little gifts.

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I took a box of supplies on our camping trip to the eastern Sierras. I could have made a dozen different cards with the supplies I brought. I think it’s fun to stamp on the go… unless it gets windy! I made this card for my friend Martha who has a birthday the day this posted.

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Make your own Basic Tool Kit to go

I don’t have room to start stamping! This link shows how I’ve packed a card base and layers of every color of card stock, the tool kit, blocks, the Basic Tool Kit, a few stamp sets and 20 stamp pads into just two small boxes. It also has the cutting plan to get a card base, a large layer, and two small layers from a sheet of card stock.


When my husband returned to our campsite after fishing, he took this picture of my camp stamp studio. He thought it was funny to see the hatchet there close at hand. No cards were actually harmed by the hatchet. And yes, my little box is nice and organized, but as soon as I start working I have stuff all over the table.

 

I hope you didn’t lose your coupon you earned in July with the Bonus Days promotion…

 

It’s time to shop now!

 

You can use that coupon for anything, but you may want to choose Carols of Christmas. It will be in the 2017 holiday catalog, but you can order it now.

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I love cards that look difficult but really are not. This “Z-Fold” card is just a standard half sheet of card stock folded in half and then one side is folded a second time. The Old Olive and Whisper White strips are folded the exact same way, but reversed when you add it to the card base. The result is impressive!

The stamp set can be found inside the back cover of the 2017-2018 annual catalog. That spot is reserved for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) stamp set. Each year, Stampin’ Up! offers a special stamp set. You help RMHC when you buy this set because Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 (US) for each set sold. Stampin’ Up! and demonstrators also give time, money (over $1.5 million), and cards to this organization that provides a place for families to be surrounded by love when their children are receiving medical treatments far from home.

Don’t buy the Everyday Jars Framelits just for this card. It’s not difficult to “fussy cut” the jar and the lid. But the Framelits also coordinate with the Jar of Love stamp set. I think you may want to buy all three, so I’m including Jar of Love in the links even though it wasn’t used in this card.

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I hope you didn’t lose your coupon you earned in July with the Bonus Days promotion…

It’s time to shop now!

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I’ve seen quite a few of these cards and I really wanted to try one. My friend Jeanne showed me how and they are not nearly as complicated as they look. I used Just Add Text for the greeting, the gorgeous Layered Leaves Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background, and Flower Shop for the images. I was really pleased with the color combination as well: Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, and So Saffron. Don’t wait as long as I did to try this layout!

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It’s not too late to get in on Bonus Days…

Bonus Days! For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon to use in August. No limits! Shop now.

You can use that coupon for anything, but you may want to choose a new set that will be available in August called Carols of Christmas. It will be in the 2017 holiday catalog, but you can order it soon. Subscribe this blog to get the details when they’re available.

But wait! There’s more! There is a special on the Starter Kit for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who join during the month of July. You will get the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the 2017 holiday catalog and a fabulous Essentials Gift Pack. Click here to learn more about this amazing offer!

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