Joyful Holly Christmas card
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Joyful Holly

July 24, 2020 By

It’s never really too early to start making your holiday cards and I have done just that with today’s Joyful Holly card.  My goal was clean and simple for this year.  What do you think? I used the new and fun two-step stamping set, Joyful Holly, for today’s card.  It’s actually a sneak peak of a set you’ll be able to purchase from the Stampin’ Up! Handmade for You…

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Card two, hey, friend
In All Occasion/ Big Shot/ Birthday/ Blythe's Stamping Business/ Cards/ Designer Series Papers

Let’s Stamp….at the Avimor Community Center

July 18, 2020 By

Finally, after being in Idaho for seven months now (yes, really!), still with a garage full of boxes, I got myself organized enough to offer my favorite monthly class at the Avimor Community Center in the subdivision where we live.  This favorite class is the one I taught (more like facilitated) at the Little Library in the Woods in Mi Wuk Village, CA for fourteen years before moving to…

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We can all fit together
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We All Fit Together

June 16, 2020 By

In light of all that’s going on in our country (U.S.A.) I had an epiphany about a card I wanted to make using the recently retired Puzzle Pieces Thinlits.  Then add the opportunity of having my 11 year old grandson, Landen, spend the night with me a few days ago.  We played Quirkle, prepared crepe batter and then started a crafting project that he caught onto right away:  I…

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Boise PIe Co gift card holder
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Pop-Up Holiday Card

June 9, 2020 By

Yes, I said Holiday Card.  A pop-up holiday card.  On April 25th I attended an all day virtual stamping retreat.  Oh my!  If you can’t get together to stamp as a group, doing a virtual online retreat/learning experience is amazing.  No, (or yes?) I hardly had a chance to breathe all day long.  The retreat started at 8 a.m. my time and the last demonstration/class/project was at 9 p.m.…

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Beautiful World hand stamped greeting card
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Beautiful World Cling Stamp Set

June 8, 2020 By

My very first, gotta have it, stamp set in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog was the Beautiful World cling stamp set.  Actually I had to have the entire World of Good Suite of products.  Since I was in elementary school I have loved geography.  Everything about it, cultural and physical but especially maps.  And globes. My major in college was Geography.  Had I gone on into a career I…

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4 finished magazine files
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Magazine File Gift Pack

June 7, 2020 By

I’m looking forward to making a collection of Magazine File gift packs for sale in the near future.  Stay tuned for details.  In the meantime, the files I’ve made in the last few days will be given as gifts for local folks who have been giving so much to our community.  It’s going to be hard to determine which grocery clerk will been the one (or two or three)…

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Back side of magazine file
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It’s About the Magazine File

June 6, 2020 By

A few days ago I posted about re-finding an old post about Magazine Files.  Actually mini magazine files.  I also suggested a link to a 2017 tutorial I made for one of the files.  Oh my gosh!! The making of the file is so much easier than that tutorial.     Here’s a fresh and far superior revision, sketched as I was trying to interpret the 2017 tutorial!  The outline…

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Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper
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Three Designer Series Papers Pieces…..20 cards

June 3, 2020 By

A few weeks ago Stampin’ Up! announced there would be a Day of Service throughout the company.  All who work at either the corporate offices or the distribution center in Kanab Utah had time off and the gift of necessary supplies, to create twenty cards. Demonstrators were offered a PDF to take part in that Making A Difference project.  The PDF included a cutting template for the pieces of…

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Magazine file type card holder
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A Flash from my Past

May 23, 2020 By

I’m guessing it was 4-5 years ago that I was on a roll making little magazine file boxes that held our finished hand stamped cards.  (actually it was 11 years!)  And then bye-n-bye they just fell by the wayside.  Well….in my unpacking of many boxes in our garage I came upon a smooshed box. Enter light bulb flashing. I’ve been wanting to create sets of hand stamped cards for sale…

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Tri-panel birthday card
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Multi-Paneled Birthday Cards

May 22, 2020 By

A few posts ago (here) I shared with you a fun fun fun multi-paneled card that I learned to make at the Creativate Retreat I attended at the end of April. I decided to make a few more of these to celebrate the birthdays of two long time friends.  I love how just changing the Designer Series Paper pattern totally changes the card.     And here’s the second…

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16 yr old boy birthday card
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Happy 16th Birthday

May 21, 2020 By

My grandson will be (sweet) sixteen in a few days and I just have to share the card I’ve made for him.  Let me preface the viewing by saying my young man has taken a fancy for aloha shirts over the past few years and I’m honoring his fancy.   Supplies Used for today’s card:  Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set [149252] $22.00 Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set [148618]…

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June '20 Paper Pumpkin Kit
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#ShareSunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit for June

May 12, 2020 By

OK Stampers!  Now is the time to join the Paper Pumpkin Gang by signing up for June’s Kit before June 10th.  During this time of social isolation, distancing and quarantine this gigantic splash of sunshine is sure to make (almost) anyone’s day!   The upcoming June 2020 exclusive Sara (Stampin’ Up!’s CEO)-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine.  It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is…

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Follow Your Art Mother's Day card
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Any Occasion Multi-Paneled Handmade Card with Pizzazz

May 11, 2020 By

ON April 25th I attended an online retreat presented by the Creativate Team, five Stampin’ Up! demonstrators located around the U.S.  The retreat was held on FaceBook Live and it was amazing.  More about the retreat and team at the end of this post. When it came time to make my daughter’s Mother’s Day card yesterday, I decided that I would adapt one of the fun projects we made…

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Covid - 19 Giveback
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Stampin’ Up! Covid-19 Giveback Fund Raiser

April 28, 2020 By

Stampin’ Up!® is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of SU!’s Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.       When we purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download, Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.  The Share…

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Peaceful Poppies 12 x 12 DSP
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Simple Card using Designer Series Paper

April 22, 2020 By

The other day I came upon an idea that inspired my cards below.  It used a solid piece of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (DSP) enhanced with a die cut label, an added greeting and piece of twine. This is the piece of DSP I used.  When I first saw this print I thought hmmmmm….how will I used this piece?  Upside-down?  Upside-right?  I would have no problem using the…

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