Thursday, May 23, 2024

Another Fun Country Birdhouse Card


I made another fun birdhouse card using the Country Birdhouse bundle. You can see the original card I made in this post. For this card, I used different patterns from the Country Woods DSP and I used Bubble Bath and Pretty In Pink cardstock and Stampin’ Blends markers. I just can’t get enough of this cute bundle! It is so much fun to play with!

Monday, May 20, 2024

Country Birdhouse Card


I created this card with the Country Birdhouse bundle which includes the stamp set and coordinating dies and the Country Woods DSP. In fact, if you'd like to make this card as well, you can order the full Country Woods Suite. Adhering the multiple layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals gives this card so much depth and dimension.


Using various papers from the the Country Woods DSP, you can create unlimited varieties of the card. Stay tuned and I'll show you a few other varieties that I created.

 Click the link below to see and order the full supply list to make this card.

FREE Shipping Day!


Get ready for Stampin’ Up!’s FREE shipping day! Tuesday May 21, 2024 you can get free shipping on all of your qualified orders from my website. An order qualifies if  the subtotal is at least $75 (in the US) before tax and is placed on May 21, 2024 from 12am MDT - 11:59pm MDT. 

If you would like to create a wish list so that you are ready for tomorrow, there is an easy way to do it. Simply go to my website and find the items that you like, then click the little heart in the lower left side under the “add to cart” link and it will save the item to your “favorites.” You can even create different lists if you like.


You will need to create an online account in order for the system to save your favorites, but the great thing is that you can do this ahead of time if you haven't already. Once you create an account, you will just need to sign in when you are ready to shop again and everything will be saved for you.

If you do not have a catalog and would like me to send one to you, just let me know and I will get one out to you right away. However, there are a lot of online exclusive items that are not in the printed catalog, so make sure to check those out too.

Place your order here on May 21st to get free shipping.


  • Free shipping will be available on May 21, 2024 from 12am MDT - 11:59pm MDT.
  • Free shipping is for 24 hours only. Orders must be opened and closed on May 21, 2024.
  • Free shipping automatically applies to your cart after the qualifying amount of $75 USD (before tax) has been met.
  • Any additional postage for expedited shipping is not covered by this promotion.
  • Prepaid 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions can contribute to the qualifying amount for free shipping. (Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify.)

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Layers of Beauty Mother’s Day Card

 Wishing all of you Moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!


I created this card for my Mom. It uses the Layers of Beauty bundle. I used the coordinating masks (stencils) along with some blending brushes to create the layers of color. I used the following colors: Bubble Bath, Pretty in Pink, Berry Blast, Granny Apple Green, and Old Olive.

I stamped the image twice and then fussy cut two of the flowers out and added them to the card with some dimensionals to add a bit of depth to the simple card. The sentiment is from a Close to my Heart retired set called With Love. Visit my website here for a full list of the supplies.

Click the link below to order the supplies to make this card.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Country Flowers Card


I am in love with Stampin’ Up!’s new Country Flowers bundle! I designed the card with the bundle to send to my new team members as I like to them a card and a little gift when they sign up. I thought this card would be a perfect way to celebrate them and their new adventure as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. (If you’d like some info on joining my team and the great Starter Kit promotion this month, feel free to visit my New Demonstrator FAQ page here.)


In addition to the Country Flowers stamp set and die, I also used the Eyelet Embossing Folder and the Sentimental Park stamp set for the sentiment. I also used the Stampin’ Blends markers in the new In Colors for the flowers. Visit my website here for a full list of the supplies.

Click the link below to order the supplies to make this card.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Colorful Card using Masking Technique


Today we are celebrating my dear friend Amy McGrew’s milestone of achieving her 1,000th YouTube subscriber with a video collab. Because Amy has a bright and cheerful personality and loves bright colors the 9 papercrafters who are participating are all creating a project with a bright and cheerful theme. 

My project highlights the masking technique to create this cheerful floral card. I walk you through the process step by step to create this card and then show a couple other variations. Be sure to check out all of the other YouTuber’s videos as well. You will find a link to each of their channels in the description section at the bottom of my video.

Watch the video below to see the full process.


Here is a side view of the card so you can see the dimension a little better. You can even turn this type of card into a shaker card by adding some acetate and some confetti or sequins inside!


Here is a card I made using the die cut letters.


Of course I had to use the same technique to make a card for Amy.



Supply List:
“Hi" Card and “Amy” Card
Stamp: D2228 Rain or Shine Stamp Set (CTMH retired) 
Dies: Z3655 Classic Alphabet Dies (CTMH retired) 
Cardstock: White, Black 
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad 
Masking Tape (CTMH Retired) 
Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers: 
  Magenta Blend 
  Dark Red Blend 
  Burnt Orange Blend 
  Gold Yellow Blend 
  Citrus Blend Dull 
  Green Blend Blue 
  Turquoise Blend 
  Hydrangea Blend 
  Earth Brown Shades 

“Hi friend” Card 
Same list as above plus… 
Cardstock: Rosy 
Dies: 
  Z4649 Best Wishes Thin Cuts Dies (CTMH retired) 
  Z3681 Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cuts Die (CTMH retired) 
Spring Blossoms Embossing Folder (CTMH retired)

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Cheerful Daisies Card

Have you ever seen the movie You’ve Got Mail? There is a scene where Meg Ryan who plays Kathleen Kelly, says, “Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?” I love that movie and I love daises. I DO think they are the friendliest flower and they make me happy!

This cheerful card was created using the Cheerful Daisies dies. I love how the multiple layers give the card so much dimension. I also used the Embossed Brick embossing folder for the background. The sentiment is from the Happy labels stamp set, which I believe is now retired. Click here for a full list of all of the products used.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

May Project Kit - Layered Florals 3D Embossed Card Kit

This month's project kit is a set of 10 cards using Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful Layered Floral 3D Embossing Folder, Simply Said stamp set, and the new In Color Stamp Pads. In this class you will learn how to create two different effects using the same technique. 5 cards will be monochromatic and the other 5 will have a fun pop of color.  There will not be a local class this month, but you can order the non-consumable supplies (embossing folder, stamp set, etc) on my website here and then I will send you a package with pre-cut cardstock, (10) card bases and envelopes, and the instruction guide absolutely free!

Watch the video below to see how the cards are made.


Here are a few other photos of this month’s project.





Click here to view and add the supplies needed to your Stampin’ Up! shopping cart. 

I will send out a pre-cut kit which includes a full instruction guide, to everyone who orders the supplies for this project during the month of May. The pre-cut kits and guide will be shipped out by May 31, 2024.

If you would like to place an order for these supplies and/or other products and your order subtotal is less than $150, please use the host code GPSJH4DQ when you check out (or click the link below.) If your order is $150+, then do not use the host code as you will automatically earn rewards on your order that you can use right away!

Use Host Code GPSJH4DQ if your order is under $150 (or click the image below.)


Click below to order the non-consumable supplies needed for the project.



Contact me for more information or if you have any questions.

For more information on my monthly “no commitment” Creative Club, click here.
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May Promotions and Specials

May Promotions and Specials

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New Stampin’ Up! Catalog

The new 2024-2025 catalog is here!



The brand new 2024-2025 catalog is here! It is jam packed with so many incredible new products and tons of creative inspiration! You can view and download a digital copy of the catalog here. If you place an order on my website, I will mail you one for free.

If you would like to place an order on my website for less than $150, please use this host code. If your order is $150+, then don’t use the code as you will earn instant rewards that you can use right away.

Order your new Stampin’ Up! products here.


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Starter Kit Special

Get an extra bundle of goodies for free when you sign up in May!



Looking for a sign that you should join Stampin’ Up? How about getting FOUR In Color products for FREE? That's right! When you join Stampin’ Up! May 1-31, 2024, you will get all five 2024-2025 In Colors in Stampin’ Pads, Designer Series Paper, Cardstock, and Stampin’ Write Markers. It's an $82 value of products included in your Starter Kit at no additional charge!

All together you'll get four In Color products, plus your choice of $125 worth of products, free business supplies, a free Paper Pumpkin kit, PLUS free shipping for just $99! Not to mention all the fun of being part of the Stampin’ Up! community.

Have questions about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? 
Check out my new demonstrator FAQs here.

Ready to sign up?
Visit my website here.

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Paper Pumpkin

Monthly Subscription Box!



Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project. You will be surprised with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $25 a month (shipping included.) Talk about happy mail!

Subscribe by the 10th of the month to receive that month’s kit. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


Coming soon, don’t miss the Best Kit There Is kit! This kit is perfect for father’s Day cards, all occasion cards, and so much more. The wood grain textures and earthy, natural colors provide so many crafting possibilities. And the best part? This kit coordinates with the Country Woods Designer Series Paper (item 163393!) Make sure to subscribe by May 10, 2024 to get this awesome kit.

Sign up to start receiving your Paper Pumpkin subscription here.


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Close to my Heart Products

For former CTMH Makers and Customers



As many of you know when Close to my Heart decided to close their doors, they worked out a special deal with Stampin’ Up! to carry their limited supply of new products. Because they have a very limited supply, they are only able to offer them to former Makers and customers who had a valid email address on file with CTMH!

In order to purchase these limited edition products, visit my website here and make sure that you use the same email address that you used with your Close to my Heart account. 

Each month through September, SU! will release new CTMH products. The May release is a bright and fun collection called Enjoy the Ride.

Visit my website here and search for Close to my Heart to see what products are currently available.

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