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DIY Monogrammed Card Keeper

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Great for holding my outgoing mail, this monogrammed card keeper was simple to create and fun to embellish.  For the structure, I used a template from Craft Gossip.

PAPER: Riding Hood Red Cardstock, Midnight Muse Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Glossy White Cardstock.

INK: Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Everything Eleanor Clear, Morning Post Alphabet Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Stitched Satin Ribbon Midnight Muse, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Designer Frames Folders for Big Shot Embossing, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.



Patio Party Greeting Card Organizer

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To organize my greeting card stash, I created this adorable card organizer box – complete with occasion dividers! I found the template on Craft Gossip.


PAPER: Patio Party DSP, Early Espresso Cardstock, Marina Mist Cardstock, Regal Rose Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Early Espresso Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood, Itty Bitty Bits Wood.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Tafetta Ribbon Marina Mist, Tafetta Ribbon Regal Rose, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Snail Adhesive, Sticky Strip.



Valentine’s Day Purse with Heat Embossed Details

Valentine's Day Purse Heat Embossed 3D Gift1Back by popular demand! After the rave reviews of my Sparty Purse (Click here for Instructions), I resolved to use this template again to hold a special Valentine’s Day surprise for my little sister.  Happy Valentine’s Day, Makayla!

This pattern is so awesome – no trimming involved! Just score and fold, then glue and embellish!  I modified by pinching the sides and adding the lid (made with a Label Collection Framelit, then trimmed).  Incredibly versatile way to create a standard box or purse.

PAPER: Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper, Love Impressions DSP (CLEARANCE for $4.79).

INK: Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Flowering Flourishes Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Crop-A-Dile, Silver Grommets, Stitched Satin Ribbon Raspberry Ripple, Label Collection FramelitsSimply Scored Scoring ToolSimply Scored Diagonal PlateSticky StripBone Folder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Emboss Powder Clear, Snail Adhesive.

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Creativity Escape: Your Pumpkin Carriage Awaits!

Just like Cinderella, you can enjoy a magical escape to your creativity zone with the help of Stampin’ Up’s new Paper Pumpkin!  For crafters who are short on time but committed to unleash their creativity, Stampin’ Up has created a monthly subscription to provide a project kit for a 30 minute creativity escape.  For $19.95 each month (shipping included!), you will receive everything you need to create a fun project and seize a much needed creativity escape.  The first kit you receive will even include a special welcome surprise!  Every kit will include all the supplies you need to create unique “pinable” projects (like cards, journals, decor and more) – including: stamps, ink, paper, and accessories!

Visit My Paper Pumpkin to sign up today!

Try It Kit – $16.95


DIY: Keepsake Treasure Chest | TECHNIQUE: One Sheet Wonder Bag

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As a special surprise for my Mom, I created this Michigan State Spartans themed purse to preserve her Sparty keepsakes of ticket stubs and small mementos from excursions to her alma mater.

I used Gumball Green Cardstock for the classic MSU green and embellished with Stitched Satin Ribbon Gumball Green and Silver Glimmer Paper.  It was really fun to add several grommets with my Crop-A-Dile to further the purse-appearance.  I even added a small envelope as an interior pocket made with DSP from Patterns Pack 2012-2014.

For the structure of the bag, I used the 8.5×11 version of Kelly Gettlefinger’s One Sheet Wonder Bag (See Video Link Below – Kelly makes it super easy to understand).  This pattern is so awesome – no trimming involved! Just score and fold, then glue and embellish!  I modified by pinching the sides and adding the lid (made with a Label Collection Framelit, then trimmed).  Incredibly versatile way to create a standard box or purse.  I will definitely make this pattern again!

PAPER: Gumball Green Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper, Patterns Pack 2012-2014.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Crop-A-Dile, Silver Grommets, Stitched Satin Ribbon Gumball Green, Bitty Banners Framelits, Label Collection Framelits, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Sticky Strip, Bone Folder.

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TECHNIQUE: One Sheet Wonder Bag by Kelly Gettelfinger

This video contains instructions to create a standard size card box from 12×12 cardstock and this smaller box from 8.5×11 cardstock.  With Kelly’s design, you can whip up this 3D gift in a few minutes!


Make Your Own Christmas Keepsake


Christmas Ornaments are a fun way to break out of your “flat” crafting rut!  Bust into 3-D projects with an ornament like this one.  Using the Holiday Ornaments Framelits and Ornament Keepsakes Wood Stamp Set, I created this one-of-a-kind Christmas decoration.  I embellished with Tulle Ribbon and lots of Stampin’ Glitter!








PAPER: Very Vanilla Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock.

INK: Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Perfect Punches Wood / Perfect Punches Clear, Ornament Keepsakes Wood / Ornament Keepsakes Clear.

TOOLS: Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Hot Glue Gun, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Scalloped Tulle Ribbon Crumb Cake, Scalloped Tulle Ribbon Cherry Cobbler, Scallop Dots Ribbon Cherry Cobbler, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Glitter Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue Pen, Taffeta Ribbon Very Vanilla.


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Now, I wish I would have discovered the official Stampin Up – DIY Ornament Kit sooner!  Create an ornament super quick with the Ornamental Elegance Kit – get enough supplies to make 10 heirloom ornaments for $14.95.   Click on the hyperlink for more information about this incredible project kit!


DIY Ornament Kit – Available Now!










The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you! Just in time to Deck the Halls with terrific trimmings you’ve made yourself! We’ve simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive.

Take advantage of this amazing offer–just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments–or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.

The Ornamental Elegance Kit <== click here to order

This project kit is priced at $14.95 and includes:

Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting–or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Wood / Ornament Keepsakes Clear Stamp Set gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter!


Happy Thanksgiving!

What a wonder-FALL time of year!

Last night I created this 3D autumn decoration for my entryway as a festive greeting for Thanksgiving.  I am so excited to share it with you.  I used the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper and followed the same design as the ornament from the Holiday Catalog’s front cover.  I sponged the pieces to add dimension and even created an acorn embellishment (stamp from Wonderfall Wood Stamp Set).  The Scalloped Tulle Ribbon Crumb Cake and Linen Thread were also great accents.  On the back, I used the Tweet Leaves Wood Stamp.  So cute! Don’t forget to check out these items from the 2012 Holiday Catalog before the season flies by!

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Holiday Catalog’s Cover Ornament

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STEP 1: Stamp and cut 20 of each ornament.


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STEP 2: Set aside 5 of each ornament, then score down the center of all of the remaining ornaments.

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STEP 3: Create each starlet with 3 scored pieces and 1 non-scored piece. Flip over the non-scored piece and use liquid glue to attach the scored pieces.






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STEP 4: Glue green starlets to a circle base with hot glue gun.  Add bunches of Ribbon Tulle between each starlet.























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STEP 5: Add red starlets on top of the Ribbon Tulle. Then create a Lollie (12″x1″) and adhere with hot glue to the center.






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STEP 6: Add baker’s twine, vintage button and large pearl. Embellish with Dazzling Details.














Whisper White Cardstock, several sheets
Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper, 12″x1″ for the Lollie
Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Pad
Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Pad
Ornament Keepsakes Wood / Ornament Keepsakes Clear (Holiday Catalog)
Holiday Ornaments Framelits
Hot Glue Gun
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Simply Scored Scoring Tool
2 1/2 Circle Punch for the base
Hole Punch or Paper Piercing Tool to create the hole for baker’s twine hanger
Dazzling Details
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Pearl Basic Jewels
Baker’s Twine Whisper White
Scalloped Tulle Ribbon Cherry Cobbler

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DIY Pad-folio Gift



For a special I-love-you surprise, I created this padfolio cover for my Mom.  She loves to use the over-sized Post Its with lines.  This padfolio will help her keep a pen handy and remind her how much I love her!

Wisteria Wonder Cardstock pairs nicely with Silver accents and Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Pad ink on Whisper White Cardstock.  Dazzling Details make this flower sparkle!

The best part: Projects like this can be used again and again! When the post-it pad runs out, a little Sticky Strip is all it takes to add a new pad.  Reuse and reuse! Another way to extend the life of a crafting project.

Whisper White Cardstock
Berry Blossom Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Pad 126985
Affection Collection Wood / Affection Collection Clear (HOLIDAY)
Everything Eleanor Wood / Everything Eleanor Clear
Labels Collection Framelits
Sticky Strip
Ruffled Ribbon Wisteria Wonder
Dazzling Details

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