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Last of my Stampin’ Up! birthday cards

Two more gorgeous cards given to me on my birthday.  I love these cards!

by Janice

by Janice

by Lynda

by Lynda


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Birthday Card

And another birthday card from my friend Ruth.  Don’t you love the color combination on this bright and beautiful card!

By Ruth S.

By Ruth S.

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Do you like to make your own envelopes?

Then you have to have one of these Envelope Punch Boards from Stampin’ Up!  This is the easiest way I have ever seen on how to make an envelope.

or watch it on Youtube:

133774   Envelope Punch Board   $19.95

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Birthday Cards

Here are a couple more cards that I got for my birthday.  Can you believe how beautiful they are!

by Barbara Hutton

by Barbara Hutton

by Carol B.

by Carol B.


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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Cards

Well, as promised, here are the first couple of Stampin’ Up! cards I got for my birthday.  They are perfectly gorgeous and I hope you get inspired by them like I did!  I’ll post a couple of them each day so check back tomorrow.

by Marlena Luka

by Marlena

by Rosalie Smith

by Rosalie

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Stampin’ Up! Best of Aug.—Halloween stamps!

Oh, these are the cutest stamps for Halloween in this special set called Best of August.  Stampin’ Up! has gone to all previous stamp sets and has chosen these as the best—plus one new one!  Can you guess which one is the new one?

Best of AugDon’t worry if you have these stamp sets from the past because these stamps are smaller than the originals (I’m guessing about half the size of the original ones).

You won’t find these in the catalog so copy this number to add to your order or order online and add these.  This is a special also because a different set will come out every month and if you purchase 6 out of the 12, you get to choose a FREE stamp set up to $14.95.  See all the current sets here at ‘Best of 25 Years’.


Best of Aug–Halloween Set–#134381–$14.95

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NEW Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

It’s here and ready to order from—the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  Get your holiday stamps and supplies now.

Holiday Catalog

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Stampin’ Up! Thinlit Dies/ Flip Cards!

Available August 1st!  Stampin’ Up! has just unveiled their new die that makes a flip card–just lay the thinlit die and cardstock on the Big Shot and it does it all for you!  The die also comes with several little dies.  Check out the flyer.

Thinlit Card Dies

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Glittered Lace Technique

Here is an video I made some time ago on how to do the Glittered Lace Technique.  The technique can be used on many kinds of craft projects and cards and is amazingly beautiful.  It is also very easy to do and looks so professional.  Try it!

You can see the Glittered Lace Technique on my YouTube Channel also at:

For other video classes, click on the tab at the top of the page:  Video Classes

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Stampin’ Up! Best of Greetings stamp set

Look at this stamp set called ‘The Best of Greetings’!  It has all the by-gone favorites from stamp sets in the past.  They are generally a size or two smaller than the old original (if you have the old one, don’t worry–this won’t be an exact duplicate).

Best of GreetingsThese will be available along with the other monthly sets until the end of the year.  And don’t forget to save the sticker that comes with the set.  If you buy any six of the twelve sets in the collection this year, you get a free $14.95 stamp set of your choice.  All you do is read the directions of the offer and send the six stickers you collected to Stampin’ Up!

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Stampin’ Up! New Color Markers for Sale!

Because you may have some of the new colors, Stampin’ Up! is offering the new colors singly or in a package to update your colors!  They will be for purchase from 26 June until 31 October so get them soon.

New Color Markers and Cardboard Insert

New Color Markers and Cardboard Insert


 130034  $28.95 Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899  $3.50 Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker
 131265  $3.50 Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker
 131902  $3.50 Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker
 131901  $3.50 Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker
 131905  $3.50 Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker
 131266  $3.50 Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker
 131904  $3.50 Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker
 131898  $3.50 Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker
 131900  $3.50 Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker
 131903  $3.50 Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker
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Don’t have time to make cards?

Stampin’ Up! has come to rescue you….they made the cards for you!

Ready Set Send Cards

Ready. Set. Send. is a package of ten premade cards (five each of two handmade designs–shown here) and ten envelopes.  Supplies are limited so make sure you get these while supplies last.

Ready. Set. Send. Cards  Item  #133384   $19.95

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Stampin’ Up! new Designer Paper

Combining the old and the new with the newest in Designer Paper, new color of cardstock and a very old 1999 stamp set ‘Meow Meow’ in this birthday card for my friend Rosalie.

Meow MeowThe scalloped edging around the cat circle image is the same border punch that is used at the bottom of the card.  I just clipped it with a v-shapes down the straight side of the border and keep turning it to fit the outline of the circle.

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New Stampin’ Up! Wood Mount Cases

Great new clear plastic boxes for the wood-mounted stamp sets are in the new catalog!  If you have ordered a wood-mount stamp set recently then you know since all the current sets will be in the new cases.

Wood Mount CasesYou can also purchase the cases by themselves:

  1. Full-size case  #127551 – 4 cases for $7.95
  2. Half-size case #127552 – 4 cases for $4.95


Look how nicely they fit on the shelf…and they are the same overall dimension as the thinner Clear Mount cases.

You can make your own insert cover by going to these PDF sites and print them:

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Stampin’ Up! Get Well Cards

Jim is so proud (and rightfully so!) of his Get Well cards that he received from Rosalie, Barbara and Lynda.  He has them setting out on the dining room table.

Get well cards

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Stampin’ Up Best of Flowers stamp set

Can you believe that I have started stamping again!  Since my hubby Jim’s knee replacement surgery 4 weeks ago, I have been too busy to go in the craft room.  He’s up and around now and the best news is that he is back to preparing most of our meals like he used to do.  Yeah!!!

So here is a cheerful little card using the new Stampin’ Up! Designer Paper along with The Best of Flowers stamp set.  The directions are below.  Try it–it was fun to make!

Best of FlowersDirections:

  1. Cut the card body from Island Indigo cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and fold in half.  Cut a piece of Designer Paper Gingham Garden tiny red triangles 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ and another of the flowers piece (it is on the reverse of the triangles) 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″.  Tape these on as shown for the background.
  2. Cut a Whisper White piece of cardstock 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamp the flowers three times on it with Midnight Muse or Night of Navy ink.  Let it dry and sponge a bit of Island Indigo ink at the top and some Melon Mambo ink at the bottom of the image.  Use a Melon Mambo marker to scribble in some flowers between the blue stamped ones and add a few pink stems.  Cut a 2-3/8″ x 51/4″ cardstock of Melon Mambo and trim with the Finishing Touches Edgelits die (used here) on the bottom edge.  Tape the image onto this mat.  Add a yellow ribbon across under the flowers or as I did, a 1/4″ strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock that I embossed with the Big Shots and the Petals A’Plenty embossing folder.
  3. The 3D flowers on the left side are stamped with the flower from the same set using Melon Mambo ink and punched with the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch with a little sponging added.  The ribbon I used is 3/8″ Stitched Primrose Petals.  Stamp a greeting using Stazon Black ink and assemble the card as shown.


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SALE…on 3 Greeting Stamp Sets!

From now until the 30th of June, these Stampin’ Up! greeting stamp sets are ON SALE for 25% off!  Add them to your new order from the new catalog.

 Greeting sets on sale

Sale Price Retail Price Description Item
$17.96 $23.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132070
$13.46 $17.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
$14.96 $19.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
$11.21 $14.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
$21.71 $28.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
$15.71 $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497


There is another item too that is now available—the Best of June stamps—and it has some cute words in it too.  

Best of June


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Stampin’ Up! New Catalog is here!

Oh my!  The new Stampin’ Up! Catalog is ready and you can start ordering from it!

SU new CatalogJust CLICK HERE to see the new catalog and to start ordering.

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Stampin’ Up! Secret Garden

The Designer Paper and the coordinating punch are in the NEW Main Catalog that you can order from on 31 May!  The stamp set is Secret Garden and it has coordinating framelits to cut out the flowers and leaves–how cool is that.*

Secret Garden*You can save 15% by buying the bundle
which includes the stamp set and the framelit dies!

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