Friday, May 22, 2015

Gift Bag Punch Board with Sprinkles

Here's a quick sneak peek at the new Gift Bag Punch Board and what it can make.  I'm going to really enjoy this, once I work up some stronger muscles.  Actually, it's not that hard to do, but I do recommend standing as you punch - much like using our other punch boards.  They do need some leverage behind them.

Mix with your favorite stamps and you can make a gift bag for any occasion!

I just love this cute stamp from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  I love the whole set because a portion of each sale of this set goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  

Isn't this a great sentiment to add some fun to any card?

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.  I plan to enjoy it, especially with the holiday (Monday) falling on my birthday!!  Wooo hooo!  Love it when I get the day off for my birthday.

Stay safe and have a piece of cake (or in this case, a cup cake) to celebrate!

Thank you for looking in!

~ Donna

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

2015 - 2017 In Color Bookmarks

My Annual Bookmarks are finally completed!  I was so excited when my shipment arrived on Wednesday with the last of my In Color goodies (ribbon and markers).  Now I can share these with my customers!  Wooo Hooo!

These are so easy to make.  2" wide and 8 1/2" long - minus the Scallop Tag punch at the top.  I still had a few of my vinyl holders, time to order more!  With or without the vinyl, they are awesome and so much fun to make and share.

Are you ready for a new catalog?  If you don't have one lined up yet, please let me know!  I'd love to send you one if you don't already have a Demonstrator.  Just email me at

Thank you for looking in today!

~ Donna

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper Item # 137783
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Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack Item # 137779
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Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.38 CAN

Bright & Beautiful Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 135029
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Stacked With Love Designer Washi Tape Item # 137789
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Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 137365
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Maritime Designer Series Paper Item # 133696
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Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Chalkboard Paper Item # 137786
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Rose Coral Colorbox Chalk Ink Pad Item # 138091
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party - party - party

I'm planning my first New Catalog Open House and wanted to make some fun invites for my regular customers so they can mark the date!

What better way than showing off the 2015-2017 In Colors?  

For these cards I used our Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.  

I used Work of Art and Cupcake Party for stamping on the front of the cards.  Inside will be my typed invite with all the details.  If I were brave, I'd attempt to feed the cards through the printer to print the details inside, but the last thing I need is to jam up the printer!

What do you think of the newest In-Colors?  They're growing on me.  My favorites are Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder.

Thank you for looking in today.  

Happy Tuesday!

~ Donna

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Sprinkles of Life Birthdays

So sorry I went missing the last couple of days.  I just had no crafting mojo in me!  I did get some organizing done though marking my retiring stamps, ribbons, dies and folders. What an undertaking!

Next is working through the DSP's.  That will be huge because I cut them into 6" x 6" squares easy to package up for quick cards or my BOGO sale.

So, today I got out my pre-order papers, stamps and punch and made some cute birthday cards.  I just love the Cherry On Top DSP stack that will be available to you all on June 2nd.  Sooner if you sign up as a Demonstrator - then you can order from the Demo-Only pre-order too!  I'd love to have you on my team.

This first card base is Watermelon Wonder (it looks so much prettier in real life).  DSP is 2" x 5 1/2" and Bermuda Bay is 2 3/8" x 5 1/2"

I stamped the cupcake base onto Delightful Dijon and cut it out with my paper snips.  Then stamping the cupcake top onto a piece of Cherry On Top with tiny little hearts and punched it out with the new Tree Builder Punch.

Then, see those little teeny tiny candles?  Yeah, well I cut them out of the Cherry on Top DSP also, right before I realized the Sprinkles of Life stamp set has a larger candle that would have been so much easier to cut!  ha ha - Jokes on me!  But hey, they are cute! Right?

The sentiments are from two stamp sets.  One that will be retiring June 2nd - Yippee Skippee and the other one is from Big Day, which was a Sale-a-Bration set.  They go so perfectly together.


This card used a base of Bermuda Bay.  The first layer from there is Watermelon Wonder cut at 5 1/4" x 4 and embossed with Large Polka Dot embossing folder.

Then cut one piece of DSP 4" x 2" and two pieces of DSP 4" x 1".  Center the two inch piece on the embossed piece and then add the two one inch pieces on the outside.

The Whisper White is 2" x 3 1/2" piece that was punched with Scalloped Tag Topper.

Thank you for looking in today. 

Remember, if you don't have a Demonstrator and would like to have a catalog, please get in touch with me and we'll work out a way to get one to you.

Happy Monday!

~ Donna

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Butterflies Thinlits Birthday with Blooms

Isn't it wonderful that the Butterfly Framelits are available?  Have you picked up yours yet?  Even better news is that they carried over into the 2015 Catalog along with the Butterfly Basics stamp set!  Yayyy!

Today's cards are super simple and so beautiful!  You may think these are both the same, but they are just a little different.

For this one, the Painted Blooms Designer Series is cut 5 3/8" x 4 1/8", Whisper White is 5 1/8" x 3 7/8".  Stamp your sentiment across the bottom before doing anything else.

I also placed Stampin' Dimensionals under the Whisper White, being sure to also put some randomly around the butterfly cut out so it doesn't sag.

Die cut the medium butterfly from the framelits, carefully removing it and leaving the perfect space behind.  Attach just the body of the butterfly down the middle and let the wings pop up a bit.

On this  one the DSP is 5 1/4" x 4" and the Whisper White remains the same.

Thank you for looking in today.  Have a great Friday!

~ Donna

To see the products used, be sure you're on my blog to see the list.  The stamp set used is a preview offer for Demonstrators only, but you will be able to purchase it beginning June 2nd - or sign up to be a Demo with me and you can order it in your starter kit!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Birthday Bash - Use Those Scraps

With new paper and colors in the very near future, it's time to start using up some of those Designer Series Papers (DSP).  So that's just what I did with this card, with a little tilt to the layout too.

Simply gather those scraps from your DSP stash and put them to use on matching card stock.  Stamp a sentiment, on a scrap of Whisper White of course, and you are all done!

How about adding a little color to the inside with those smaller pieces?  Cut them to fit, give them a little banner tail, and you have a great looking card!

Remember the envelope too, if you have a big enough piece of scrap paper.  Add some adhesive of choice to the envelope flap and put some DSP there as well.  

Don't forget, if you use balloons, be sure they are attached the right way for when the envelope is closed.  Been there, done that!  

Thank you for looking in today.  Have a fabulous Thursday, or like some people call it... Friday Eve.

~ Donna

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I'm totally addicted to rubber stamps and making cards. When I first started scrapbooking, I said, "Oh I'll never buy stamps..." Oh boy was I ever wrong there!! And now here I am, enjoying the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the collection just grows and grows!!!