Here’s a beautiful card that is great for new stampers. I did use a lot of colors, but only one stamp set and it has some great sentiments. You can create a beach scene with palm trees, a mountain lake scene, or a winter wonderland. My card is a near copy of the one on page 48  of the Occasions 2018 catalog.

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Such a lovely card. It looks fancy, but it’s really quite easy. If you already have a greeting stamp, blocks, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and a Stampin’ Pierce Mat, all the card stock, Designer Series Paper, ink, and envelopes comes to $62.95. You could then select the Lots of Lavender stamp set as your Sale-a-Bration item and get that free!

Click here for the free printable directions.

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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!


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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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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Don’t you just love the colors on this card? I used three of the new In Colors that will be available June 1st when the new 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog goes live. I also used the Label Me Pretty bundle which includes the stamp set and a wonderful new label punch. I admit sponging the flowers from the Floral Phrases stamp set took a bit of extra time, but the rest of the card is very quick and easy. You could always just stamp with just one color to make it easier.

These are the “Swaps” I’m taking to a local event with other demonstrators. Let me know what you think.

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There is so much you can do with this stamp set, but I just used the swan and two of the greeting stamps from the set. I just love the look of the water and the reflection. It’s so quick and easy!

Here are the free directions.


Don’t Miss Out!

Free Early Release bundle. All the products will be in the new catalog, but the complete bundles end May 31st!

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