Occasions Catalog Window Box

Looking for a fun box to make for a special occasion?  Here is a beautiful Window Box (found in the Occasions (Spring/Summer) Stampin' Up! Catalog link on the right side of my blog, page 83) to put a special treat in for a wedding favor, Valentine's day, or to simply give someone special a birthday treat.   You need the Window Box Thinlits Die to create this fun project.

Window Box Thinlits

If you would like to try making one for yourself, contact me for a personal class, or you can host a workshop to earn free stamping supplies that could include this thinlet die.  The stamp set Window Shopping is a great coordinating stamp set that creates a finishing touch for your box as well.

Below is a video showing you how to create a box of your own.  This video was made at the Stampin' Up! head office and is very helpful walking you through the steps to complete a beautiful finished box (similiar to the one you see here on the right).





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Happy Stamping,



Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration are here!

Happy New Year! Do you have a new year resolution that includes scrapbooking or making cards?

Stampin' Up! has a new Occasions Mini Catalog to help you with your crafting needs.  Sale-A-Bration is also a fantastic time to get FREE merchandise for every $50 you spend on stamping and scrapbook items.   

Check out these new catalogs: (Click on the image at the right to see the new products available)

*Occasions Catalog (January 4-May 31, 2017)  

*Sale-A-Bration Catalog (January 4 - March 31, 2017)

 I look forward to hosting a workshop for you during Sale-A-Bration.  Let me know when you'd like to host a show!

Happy Stamping!



Earn Stampin' Up! $5 Bonus Day Coupons

Do you have everything you want from the new annual catalog yet? Now is the perfect time to shop now! Stampin' Up! is offering a wonderful promotion THAT STARTS TODAY, July 7, 2016,....don't miss it!


Since it only came out a month ago, I am sure you have many more things on your wish list, and I have some great news for you!

For every $50 you spend in between July 7 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2–31.


  • Promotion Period: July 7–31, 2016

  • Redemption Period: August 2–31, 2016

  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email. Please make sure that I have your current email address to make sure you will receive your coupon codes.

I strongly recommended that you save emails containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.

Upcoming classes and workshops:

  • *Monday, July 18: Mystery Hostess Workshop (hostess code 76U6NGKR)
  • *Monday, July 25: Christmas in July Class

Contact me with any questions you may have about this promotion! Happy Stamping!

Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up!

Mary BeersWho doesn't love to get a beautiful card that is created just for you?  I remember receiving hand crafted cards at my wedding.

Weddings are such a fun event to make your own card to give the happy couple!  Here is a beautiful example of a card by Mary Beers.  (She is a member of the Diva & Dude Stampers and attended the Stamp & Share that I attended June 18!)

I have this and many other great card samples to show you from the new Stampin' Up! 2016-17 Catalog.  Contact me to set a date for your own workshop or to attend my next card class, July 22, 2016.

Card Created by Mary Beers.  Images © Stampin' Up!


If you would like to know how this card was created using the Detailed Floral Thinlit Die (pg. 194 of the catalog), watch this video from Stampin' Up!   (Click here if the link below doesn't work!)



Happy Stamping!


Stamping Fun with Balloon Celebration

Do you love creating cards to share with your family and friends? I do and really love using new stamps from the new Stampin' Up! 2016-17  Catalog.  Here is the card that I created for my Diva & Dudes Stamp and Share "shoebox swap". 

Card created by SueEllen Bailey, Images ©Stampin' Up!

  Balloon Celebration Swap

We get together on a quarterly basis and share business ideas and then spend time stamping cards!  We each create a card to share with other demonstrators and I came home with some awesome new card ideas. I will be posting new card ideas every week so be watching for the latest post!










Chantal de Kaste (1)



As a kid, I loved to draw and color.  Now as an adult, I love to add art to my cards and projects using the Watercolor Technique.  (Click on Watercolor Technique to take you there!)  This is a sample of the technique that was shown on the Stampin' Up! website with a tutorial showing you how to do this at home!

The watercolor technique is such a great way to add some fun to your cards.  I found this video on the Stampin' Up! blog (www.stampinup.com) and wanted to share it with you.  Click here to watch the video if the video link below won't work.




                                                                                                                                                     Card created by Chantal de Kaste. Images © Stampin' Up!


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