Monday, July 4, 2022

Hippos Dies - It's Sale-a-bration time!


Sale-a-bration time is here and there are SO MANY great things inside.  See Catalog HERE.

I think this is one of my favorite SAB catalogs that I've seen in a long time and I can't wait for you to earn your favorite freebies inside!

Today I just have to show you one of my favorites.  I cased this from Simone Breu from Germany.  She posted it on our private Demonstrator's Page on Facebook and I fell in love with it immediately.  

This is made using just the Hippo Dies (that match Hippest Hippos - each are free with a $50.00 purchase during Sale-a-bration).  The sentiment used is from This Birthday Piggy (159107) in the Annual Catalog.


Basic White Thick Cardstock - 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2"

Basic White Cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4 (cut two)

Hippo Dies

Stampin' Blends - you choose - I used Granny Apple Green Dark, Real Red Dark, Daffodil Delight Dark, Bermuda Bay Light, Night of Navy Light.

This Birthday Piggy - for sentiment.

Place your dies on 4" x 5 1/4" cardstock where you'd like them to be on the card.  With a magnetic plate, it's easy to cut them all at the same time.

Save the little pieces, you'll want them to go on top after you've finished your coloring and are ready to attach to the colored piece.

Decide the colors you want under each opening and color enough of an area so that when the die cut piece is popped up, all you see is color underneath.  See my sample below but DO NOT COLOR ON YOUR CARD BASE.  See my "Lesson Learned" at the end of this post.

After you're happy with the coloring and that the die cuts line up, stamp your sentiment if you want it on the main piece (I forgot and had to stamp and punch my sentiment), Then use Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the die cut piece.  Be sure to put some near the die openings so they stay popped up nicely.  Attach this to the colored piece.

Glue the colored piece of cardstock to your 2nd piece of matching cardstock so that you don't have any bleed through and then glue it to the front of your card.

I used the marker end of the Stampin' Blends and just made about 10-12 dots of each color on the front piece staying near the die cuts and not all over the card.

Lesson learned... learn from my error... I colored directly onto the card front, not even thinking about it bleeding through.  Silly me!  SO, color on a 2nd piece of cardstock that is the same size as your top piece (4" x 5 1/4")

Thank you for looking in today!  I hope this inspires you to earn the Hippo Dies - AND the Hippest Hippo's because they are adorable!  More cards to come with them.

Have a great week and if I can help you find anything, please let me know.


Sunday, June 19, 2022

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Four More Days! Join My Team?

Just FOUR More Days... to grab a great deal by signing up to join my team of stampers! Offer Ends May 31, 2022

Here are some great reasons to join:
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  • The July-December holiday catalog and the new Sale-a-bration catalog is now available to Demonstrators, and WOW! There are some great new dies, stamps, tool kit, and more...
  • Earn Sale-a-bration products in June based on the retail amount of your June purchases!
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tea Boutique Fun Fold

I have to admit, when I first saw this set I was just... eh... maybe, but then I saw some of the wonderful projects being made with it and fell in love!

Just take a look at this first one.

Tahitian Tide – 4 ¼” x 11”, scored and folded at 5 ½”
Basic White – 3 ½” x 4” (front panel), 4” x 5 ¼” (inside panel)
Box Section – Tahitian Tide – 4” x 6 ½”, scored at 1”, 3”, 4” and 6”
Small Box – Basic White – 2 ¼” x ¼”, scored at ½”, 1”, 1 ½”, 2”
Tea Boutique DSP – 1 ¾” x 4” and ¾” x 4”

Tea Boutique Suite – 158670 - $67.00 includes:
Cup of Tea Bundle (Stamps and Dies) / Tea Boutique DSP / Tea Boutique Cards and Envelopes.

Stamp lower edge of front panel using Parakeet Party and bundle of leaves.
Stamp greeting of choice in upper right hand corner adding leaves or flowers if desired then attach to front of card leaving equal border on top and sides.
Stamp TWO teacups onto lightly striped DSP, cut out with dies and Big Shot.
Fold large box and adding liquid glue to smallest fold, attach to make an open box.
Fold small box (white) doing the same.
Place doily over edge of box, folder over to the top and cut off any excess.  Heart & Home Doilies 157956 are available until the end of June in the 2022 Spring Mini Catalog, so grab them fast!  Attach with adhesive of choice.  My doilies were retired (it was all I had).
Attach large box to bottom edge of card (this will overlap the white panel just a bit).
Attach small box as shown in from the left side of card.  
Attach one cup to the front of the white box and attach second cup to the front of the larger box on the doily.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Happiness Abounds

Just look how pretty these papers are in the Happiness Abounds Suite!  So beautiful and so versatile with some great greetings and lovely flowers.


Daffodil Delight – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored and folded at 4 ¼”

Hues of Happiness DSP – 2 ¾” x 5 ¼” and the reverse side 1 1/8” x 5 ¼”

Basic White – 2” x 4 ¼” (die cut bottom to look like spiral pad)

Mango Melody – ½” x 2 ½” 

Hues of Happiness Suite – 158828 - $69.50 includes:

Happiness Abounds Bundle (Stamps and Dies) / Hues of Happiness DSP / Glossy Dots

The dies match SO MANY of the flowers and leaves on the DSP – no coloring needed!

Add large piece of DSP (flowers) to the left side of the front of the card leaving equal borders on top, bottom and left. / Add small piece of DSP (+) to the right side of the card leaving a small gap between and with a matching outside border.

BEFORE you stamp your greeting, use the border die to cut the bottom, be SURE it is facing the right way (ask me how I know this!).

Stamp your greeting onto the Basic White piece (most will fit).

Add small strip of Mango Melody above greeting (or below if you prefer)

Die cut your flowers and leaves of choice using the matching dies.

Pop up your flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) and glue the leaves down under the flower.

Add 3 Glossy Dots (158827) to front of card.

In the samples below, you can see that if you prefer, you can stamp your flowers and color them with Stampin' Blends and they look beautiful that way also.

Thank you for looking in today!  Please let me know how I can help you with any of your stamping needs!

~ Donna

Sunday, May 1, 2022

FREE 2022-2024 In Color Collection - May 3-31, 2022


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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Last Chance Products!


The 2021–2022 Annual Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. 

What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.