Bonus Days & Free Shipping!

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Today is a BIG DAY!!!! Stampin’ Up! is having Bonus Days & Free Shipping today only – Tuesday, July 23rd!!!! Get your shopping list ready!!!

Bonus Days & Free Shipping,

Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on Tuesday, July 23rd on orders of $75 or more!!! Woot Woot! You also will earn Bonus Days Coupons with the order too! If your order is $100, you will earn Free Shipping and $10 in Bonus Bucks! But wait there is more… will also get my Free Gift with a $75 order. This month it is the Iconic Celebrations 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper Pack!!!

The Iconic Celebrations Designer Paper is one of the NEW Online Exclusives that was launched this month!!! So many amazing products for the upcoming holidays – Fall, Halloween, Christmas, New Years, etc!!!

You can always order online at or you can message me your order and I would be happy to place it for you! 🙂  If you are local and just need a few items, I can always add it to a group order and get you free shipping as well! Those orders will come to my house. Do be sure to enjoy Bonus Days & Free Shipping today as I will be too!

Happy Tuesday!!! Happy Stampin’


July Online Exclusives!!!

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Have you heard?!?! Stampin’ Up! launched July Online Exclusives this month! Not only is the launch of new products kind of like Christmas but the items that were launched are perfect for the upcoming holidays!!!

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Here are just a few of the July Online Exclusives that launched that I’m loving so far!!!! EVERYONE needs Everyday Greetings because that is just a fabulous all occasion stamp set! I am loving it already and know I’ll be grabbing for it all the time! The embellishments are fabulous and perfect for Fall and Winter for sure! The Satin Ribbon is so elegant and beautiful. I will say I struggle with a wider ribbon so I have been using this across a card and secured on the back or tied into a bow and popped onto a card! Check out this post for ribbon tips! Stay tuned for more samples using these products.

It is so crazy to be working with holiday and winter stamps when I have a Heat Advisory dinging me on my phone but yet here we are! These hot days when it’s safest to stay inside, why not get started on those upcoming holidays. This way you can enjoy yourself more during those busy holiday times.

July Online Exclusives & Bonus Days,

Let me know your favorite July Online Exclusives! And don’t forget that you will earn BONUS BUCKS this month for every $50 you spend!!! WOOT WOOT! or click the photos above!

Happy Stampin’


Z Fold Fun!!!

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Stampin’ Up’s Designer Series Paper is just something else in my opinion. The prints, the colors, the designs are all just amazing. Most of the time I don’t want to cut them up or sometimes even use them because I question if the project is good enough for this piece. Surely I’m not alone here?!? I created this Z Fold fun card to really showcase lots of the stunning paper!

Z Fold Fun Card,

The Thoughtful Journey 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper is so fun to create with. It includes the following colors Blackberry Bliss, Boho Blue, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow, Peach Pie, Petunia Pop, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Wild Wheat.

Thoughtful Journey Designer Paper,

I created this Z Fold card as you can see in the photo above. The card base is Pretty Peacock Cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″ and it is scored at 1-1/2″ and 5-1/2″. This creates the Z. Then using 1 piece of the 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper, cut the focal point measuring 4″ x 4″ and 2 additional strips measuring 2″ x 4″. These side strips could be thinner if you wish or if you would like a specific print.

The focal point designer paper was added to a piece of Mossy Meadow Cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and then added to the top Z fold, centered on the card front. Then simply add one strip of the Designer Paper to the left hand side on the Pretty Peacock Cardstock. The other strip of Designer Paper is added to the Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″) Cardstock for the inside of the card.

Stampin' Up! So Sincere Stamp Set,

Here is the inside of this Z Fold Fun card! I used the So Sincere Stamp Set for the greetings. This style of card and even this exact design could be used for so many different occasions. I think it’s a great masculine card too and we all know how I struggle with those!

Check out the supply list below and you can shop directly from the photos for quick and easy shopping!

Happy Stampin’


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Life is Sweet

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The June 2024 Paper Pumpkin is called Life is Sweet! This kit was fruity and full of sooooo many goodies. Die cuts, glimmer die cut words, pearls, vellum, and so much more!!! It also included the NEW In Color Shy Shamrock! Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that you can enjoy a craft kit sent right to your door. These kits include everything you need to make the project (except scissors). Many of the kits are greeting cards but occasionally they are treat boxes, gift packaging, etc.

Life is Sweet June 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit,

I think my favorites were the oranges! Something about that detailed Shy Shamrock die cut really grabbed my attention! I didn’t end up using the pearls on this card. Honestly, I didn’t like the pearls because I felt like they were a little peachy/vanilla looking and the glimmer greetings were very white/shimmery. To me the two looks clashed but that’s just my opinion. Let me know in the comments below if you thought it worked and liked it or you felt the same as me.

Lemon Cards June 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit,

You all know I love lemons so this is my second favorite card style! Of course, I also have to mention that the envelopes were super fun with the scallop flap and gorgeous coordinating colors! LOVE IT!!! I really struggle with Congrats cards because I feel like the greeting is super specific. Wedding, new job, retirement……I just feel like I don’t know how to use a congrats card. Feel free to give me suggestions!

It is just crazy how bright white the glimmer greetings are and apparently my lighting. You can hardly see the Miss You that is on these cards. I have many friends and family members who live all over and I just don’t get to see them as often as I would like so this is a card style I can use a lot of. Perfect for a random #happymail card which I love sending out!

Be sure to get signed up for the July Kit before the 10th so you can enjoy the fun of Paper Pumpkin! Perfect thing to do indoors on a hot summer day! Great for taking over to a friend or family member’s house too!

Happy Stampin’


Catalog Helper!

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You all know how I love organization and lists. When the New Stampin’ Up! Catalog came out, I loved it for all of the samples and information on creating! The one thing I did not like was the layout of products though! So I created this Catalog Helper – a nice little layout list of die cuts, punches, ribbons, and designer paper!

Catalog Helper,

Here is the PDF Catalog Helper that I created for you to enjoy as well if you love organization like me. It is also great to shop with too! You can a complete snapshot of the items all in one spot!

If there is a category that you wish I did, let me know! Again, I want to make shopping easy and help out a fellow list/organizational person! 🙂

Happy Stampin’


The Best There Is

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The May Paper Pumpkin Kit was called The Best There Is. I totally should have posted these weeks ago but #summerschedule. Things are crazy nowadays! I’m just glad I got it completed so I had Father’s Day cards ready to go!

The Best There Is Paper Pumpkin Kit,

You all know how much I struggle with masculine cards so I love it when kits help me out! I also love it when Paper Pumpkin Kits prepare me for upcoming holidays! The woodgrain look of these cards is super fabulous and that tree stamp will be perfect for many occasions and seasons!

May 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit,

I used the Father’s Day greeting on all of these cards so I could use them for friends and family! Again, the colors, woodgrain, and simplicity of these cards are nice and fun!

Father's Day Cards,

These cards were all fairly easy to create. Claire and I had lots of fun creating them! It was nice that she then had a card to give Brad as well! I had Alex sign one of her cards as well! Just perfect! Now I need a refill kit so I can do birthday cards! LOL

Which card is your favorite from The Best There Is May 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit?!? Be sure to sign up for Paper Pumpkin so you can get the August Kit!!! If you want a kit sooner than that, be sure to check out the Stampin’ Up! Kit Collection which has LOTS to pick from!!!

Happy Stampin’


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Additional 10% Off!!!

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Happy June!!!! Summer is officially here and we are having fun. Remind of this in a few weeks maybe. LOL I have been playing a little bit more than I have been working so bare with me if I seem a little quiet and MIA. After all you know that’s totally not like me to be quiet! 🙂 I have to let you all know of the amazing special Stampin’ Up! is having this month those – an Additional 10% Off Bundle!!!! WOOT WOOT!

Additional 10% Off,

That means that you save an additional 10% on all stamp and die bundles! When I say additional that means 20% off now because they are always 10% off! Woot Woot!!! All month long, add some new bundles to your collection with this great deal. You can shop all qualifying bundles here.

But wait there is more!!! Save 10% on the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and mini machine too. If you have been wanting to jump into die cutting but waiting for the right time, NOW IS THE TIME! Or if you have the big one, it’s time to grab the Mini because that thing is just so cute and handy! I love my Mini soooooo much and use it like 95% of the time! It’s just light weight, small, and easy to have right there on your crafting area. There is also a fun Boho Blue one!!! No need to wait—the sale has already begun so grab them now!

Summer Fun

Summer Fun,

Here are just a few pictures of our summer so far! We have played in the water A LOT! Whether it’s the city draining a fire hydrant, the neighbor’s pool, our kiddy pool, or the creek at my parents, my kids are loving it all! We take multiple daily walks where I am the only one who typically walks! The kids ride on scooters, bikes, the ziggle, or the jeep! One more, Alex insisted on wearing his shark robe. It was like 75+ degrees outside. It wasn’t a battle I thought was worth fighting! Claire loves the monkey bars and could do them for hours on end. Afternoon snuggle time/nap time happens so we can get through the day with late evenings at VBS! This week it goes to 8:45 p.m. I signed up to volunteer so I have been able to attend the rallies and they are just AMAZING!

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far! As the temps go up, we tend to spend afternoons inside so grab your stamps and enjoy some crafting alone or with friends and family! Don’t forget that the Kit Collection launched 2 new kits this month too! So many great options at different price points and stamping levels! I’ll post a few below but you can check out all of them here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura Borchert

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This year I am having a BOGO Sale with my retired items and it’s set for Tuesday, June 4th at 6:00 p.m. CT!!! This will be a LIVE event on Facebook but no worries if you can’t watch then, you can always shop any time afterwards too!!!


What is a BOGO Sale you might ask?!? I will be showing off my retired products (some have been used and some are new) and there will be a price and a number with each item. You will comment SOLD #5 if you would like to get #5. Then rather than just paying for those products, you GET ONE! After you are done shopping, I will get your total to you with a Hostess Code. Next, you will then shop the New Stampin’ Up! products in the same amount. After you place your online order, I will release the retired items to you! If you are local, you can pick it up. If you live farther away, shipping charges will apply! All of this will take place in my BOGO Sale Facebook Group!


So for example if you would like 4 of my retired items for a total of $45. Next, you will receive an email from me after you are done shopping to verify the items and total of $45. Then you also will use a Hostess Code that I provided for your online order! Once you have placed your $45 or more online order, you are welcome to pick up your 4 items or I can ship them to you once shipping fees are paid! This means that you get to enjoy new products and get retired products for FREE!!!!

Be sure to get into the BOGO SALE Facebook Group and feel free to invite your friends who would like to participate as well!!! This will all take place Tuesday, June 4th at 6 p.m. CT!

Happy Stampin’


Ephemera Packs!

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I’m just going to say……a different word would be preferred! I think I know how to say Ephemera Packs now but bare with me. LOL I think it’s E-FEM-ER-A. No matter what you call them, these packs are amazing and make for quick and simple card creations!

Ephemera Packs,

Here I used a Note Card & Envelope, stamped a greeting from the Simply Said Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink and then decorated with a few flowers from the Fully Flowering Ephemera Pack. Next, I finished it off with some In Color Resin Dots!

Fully Flowering Ephemera Pack,

TIP: Don’t stamp the greeting first like I did. When I was creating these cards, I thought I would stamp one in the middle and one in the lower corner. Then as I was deciding on my flowers, I struggled with the placement. I recommend playing with the different flowers/images first and then when you get it figured out, stamp and adhere!

Girls Night Out Cards,

This was one of the cards I offered at my Girl’s Night Out Event and here are 2 more cards that guests made at the event. I wish I could have seen what everyone created because I love these!!! So beautiful and so easy!!!

Whether you are a beginner card maker or not, check out these Ephemera Packs for creating cards, scrapbooking, or even creating home decor or party decorations!

Happy Stampin’


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BEEP BEEP! Free Shipping!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! It’s a fabulous day because Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING!!! Beep Beep UPS is bringing fabulous goodies to your house for Free! This offer is today only though!!!

Beep Beep Free Shipping,

All orders of $75 or more will earn FREE SHIPPING today only! This is like a 11% savings. I know I walk away from an online shopping cart due to shipping costs so I totally get it. Today is your day to enjoy though. You can always ask a friend if they need anything too so you can combine your orders and earn the Free Shipping! If you are local to me, send me your order and I can put them all together so everyone can enjoy Free Shipping too!!! Click here to shop and enjoy!

Best Offer This Month,

Don’t forget that if your wish list is over $100, you might want to think about joining Stampin’ Up! This month you get to $125 in any product you would like and it’s just $99 and free shipping! BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE…..this month only you also get $82 worth of NEW In Color Products too – ink pads, cardstock, markers, and designer paper!!! Woot Woot! I’m telling you, these In Colors are stunning! I’m loving them soooo much!!! No obligations, just a great deal with fabulous perks! Click here to join now!!!

We all love seeing the UPS truck pull up with that Stampin’ Up! box and now it’s even better with Free Shipping!!! Beep Beep! Order today and get your goodies with free shipping!

Happy Stampin’