Your craft room might be busting at the seems but there is always room for more, right?!?! Never enough craft supplies for the projects you have pinned on Pinterest or in your mind! So, now is the time to shop Stampin’ Up’s Seasonal Sale!!!
Now till midnight on Thursday, November 16th, you get to shop Stampin’ Up’s Seasonal Sale with items up to 20% off!!! Papers, Inks, Markers, Ribbons and Trims are all on sale.
Do you buy the ink pad but not the ink refill?!?! Now is the time to get that ink refill while it is on sale so you can stamp with that ink pad for YEARS to come! Are you going back and forth on whether you want those In Colors or not?! Get them now while they are on sale! Need Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Garden Green.…or whatever colors you are using for your Holiday Cards this season?! Now is the time to stock up!
These items make great stocking stuffers or gifts for the crafty friend or family member on your shopping list!
Stampin’ Up! has an amazing offer this month and I really think it’s the best deal ever! You have options too! We all love options because then we feel like it’s tailored to us! AND THIS IS!!!!
This month Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 35 Years in Business! They are offering an amazing “35% Off or 35% More Product” Special! You get to pick which one fits you the best. Spending less money or getting more product in your Starter Kit! So let’s see the details….
Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.
Those who select this option will receive $125 worth of product for only
Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with their Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $168.75 worth of product by spending $99.
But wait there is more! You also get FREE Registration to Stampin’ Up’s Virtual OnStage Event in November! That’s a $77 value! Joining this month with this amazing offer, getting your goodies in the mail, and then celebrating and being inspired by the Stampin’ Up! event all within 30 days is AMAZING!!!
I’m so excited about this offer and just want to share with everyone because who doesn’t love a good deal. We tell our friend about good deals so I’m telling you all! PLUS, I would love to have you in my Fabulous Friends Stamp Family.
Just this past weekend, one of my stamp family members from Delaware was coming to Illinois for a visit. She let me know and asked if I would meet up with her and I 100% said YES! So on Sunday I drove 2 hours to Casey, IL to meet her and it was fabulous! We walked around town and enjoyed lunch together while chatting stamping and life! My heart was fun and I can’t wait stamp and chat with her again in person! Near or far, I love my Stamp Family and the connections we make.
I said it and I’ll say it again….Momming Is Hard! So I want to give a big shout out to all the moms out there! You are amazing! You are doing a great job! I see you!!!
I wish I could make a million of these cards and mail them to all the Moms out there or for nurse to hand out. Being a mom for a little over 5 years has been crazy hard so far and I can only imagine there is more to come.
The roller coaster of emotions that we go through each day or week or month. We love our children so much but geez sometimes we need to jut get away from them. Hearing their laughter and sweet baby words is amazing but Momma, Momma, Momma a million times before 8 a.m. is enough to make anyone go insane. The mental overload of schedules, snacks, activities, laundry, friendships, and did I remember to say I love before they fell asleep. Trying to find me time and time to work my business is so hard.
I’m so thankful for healthy, amazing children and being able to spend so much time with them growing up. I love that my job is flexible and I have been able to scale up or down when needed. All of that has been amazing and I am forever grateful! I also LOVE each and every one of you. Throughout the years, you have been here for me and that means a lot! This Momma needs you and has loved knowing I have a bit of an “out” even if it’s on my computer, in front of my camera, or at my classes!
So let’s all take a deep breath, pat ourselves on the back and say, “I AM AMAZING!” You truly are! And Momming is hard! Love and hugs to all of you!
What is the Stampin’ Up Kit Collection? I’m glad you asked because it is AMAZING for everyone. I love these kits…and so does Claire! These kits make amazing gifts, rainy day projects, and something to keep your hands busy while hanging out with family or friends!!! There is a kit for every occasion and style! Here are just a few.
Kits are pre-designed, pre-cut, and all-inclusive, which means that anyone can have a successful crafting experience with them. No need to have tons of supplies and the directions walk you through it all.
Crafting kits make great gifts for friends and family—think birthdays, Christmas, etc. Perfect price point and great for anyone….of any age!
Busy? No craft space? Kits are a perfect way to enjoy a bit of creativity in a small little box.
With so many kits to choose from, there’s something for everyone!
New kits are released regularly, so there’s always something to look forward to for the next holiday or season.
Kits are portable. You can take them anywhere and start crafting in minutes. Great for vacations, family gatherings, etc.
For card emergencies, having a kit or two on hand means quick access to beautiful, easy-to-make cards.
Need something to re-start dwindling crafting mojo? Kits can be the answer because the color combinations and easy crafting is perfect to inspire you again!!
Kits give anyone an easy way to test-drive card making/paper crafting and the Stampin’ Up! experience!
The boxes are cute and easy to reuse for shipping or gift giving!
The September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – With Love & Gratitude was stunning! I loved the color combination and the amazing greetings!
How cute is this little card?!? The sentiment is super fabulous for a just because card. I do wish the size of the card was mailable but not all cute cards are! Just means I need to hand deliver some kindness. A friend, neighbor, teacher, mailman, etc. would be the perfect recipient for a card like this!
Treat Bags…..not my favorite thing as I never know what to do with them. BUT not this time. I have been wanting to give a little card or treat to the car line workers at the kid’s school and the teachers and helpers. They are very kind and cheery and I’m so thankful for everything they do. I thought a little note of thanks would be perfect! These are just that! I was going to get some candy but honestly I think I’m going to wait for Halloween and use some of the kid’s candy because we all know they get way to much! Perfect!
What are you doing with your With Love & Gratitude Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below!
I am all for a simple card design that can be used with many different colors, patterns, stamp sets, etc. This one is just that!!! Pick your favorite colors and designer paper! Grab a stamp set and your favorite punch/die and let’s get started!
I started with a Boho Blue card base. Next, I took a 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of the 2023-2025 In Color Designer Paper and layered it onto Pebbled Path cardstock (1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″). This strip can be added in the middle of the card front or towards the bottom like mine above! Then I took the Circle Saying Stamp Set and the coordinating Circle Punch for the greeting! Add this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture! To finish it off, I added some ribbon and dots!
For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Basic White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. On opposing corners, I stamped the floral image in Boho Blue! I love how the flowers frame this piece and add a little bit of decoration! Don’t forget to stamp your envelopes as well!
Check out the supplies listed below so you can recreate this card. I challenge you to at least try out this simple card design with your stamping supplies! It’s simple and fabulous!!!
The August 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit was called Meaningful Flowers and I loved it! The flowers were a lotus and a forget me not. You all know how much I love flowers so this kit didn’t disappoint.
The beautiful shades of blue and yellow are stunning. It makes me think of a sunrise and I love it. The instructions didn’t say to use the clear little dots but there were plenty leftover so I added them to the 5 flowers up front.
The card front is only a half sheet so you get that peek-a-boo effect on the top half. This does make it more difficult to write a message on the inside but you can use the inside of the card front which is white. The back of the card is not an option really because there is a beautiful flower description. Although you could always use the upper portion of the back of the card!
How amazing is this message on the back?!?! I love it! It’s beautiful and it’s different.
Lotus Flower – Paper Pumpkin Kit!
The second card in the kit is this stunning lotus flower. This card was super easy to put together. All you need to do is create a pocket with the vellum lily pads, stamp the greeting and add the clear dots! You can see the clear dots much easier in this card photo than the card above. The greeting “You are capable of amazing things” is so powerful and uplifting. I love it!
I’m not sure if the recipient would do this, but you could always take the little flower and greeting out and put it in your car or on your mirror. It’s the perfect little message to brighten your day!
The inside of this card is all white and perfect room for writing a message. The back of the card does have the beautiful flower description as well!
Which card is your favorite from this Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit?? I think I’m going with the forget me not card! Leave me a comment below!
Cupcakes are my favorite! When I saw the Circle Sayings Stamp Set with a cupcake in it, I got excited! Here I created a card using the same concept but did one more feminine and one more masculine! Cupcakes For All!!!
This card can be created simple or stepped up! In the sample above, I used a Thick Basic White card base. Then I added a layer of cardstock that was embossed with the polka dots from the Basics Embossing Pack! You could also just do a colored cardstock base and no embossing for a simpler version!
Next, I die cut a rectangle with the Deckled Dies and stamped the cupcake all over it! Again, if you wanted a simple version, you could just cut a rectangle. The colors I used were Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia for the card on the left. The card on the right uses Pool Party and Lost Lagoon! Finally, I stamped the cupcake and greeting on Basic White and used the coordinating Circle Punch to punch it out! Simple and quick with a punch which is why this card is fun to make multiples of! The placement of the pieces on the card front is all up to you! Have fun with it! On the purple card, I added some Wink of Stella to the cupcake and some Iridescent Rhinestones!
On the inside of the cards, I decorated with some more stamping! First, I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting in the darker color and then stamped off once for the cupcake so it was a lighter shadow! Don’t forget to stamp the envelopes too!!
What color combination would you use to create this card? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you create a card like this one! After all, cupcakes for all!
The July 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Fun in the Sun was just that!!! This kit included 3 each of 3 designs that were bright and fun beachy theme! They were the perfect summer card to create right now!
I honestly don’t know which one is my favorite because they all were super cool. The greetings were cheery and fun for these cards but also great to use again and again all year long!
All of these cards used the stair step technique which is really fun for creating a scene with you card. You can really add depth by adding a new layer on each of the steps. Just be sure when you place your adhesive on the image that it stays low enough to only hit the stair step and doesn’t adhere your card together.
This one might be my favorite only because I love Adirondack Chairs. Also, the greeting is amazing and I feel it to my core! Which one is your favorite from this Fun in the Sun Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below!
I realized I never shared the May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Exploring In Color! There have been many times I come back to my blog to look at a past kit so I thought I would still share this one even though it’s long overdue!
This kit was very masculine and full of nature scenes. Honestly, the cards were so beautiful as is, I didn’t want to cover the scene! A simple greeting and some Linen Thread was perfect to create a quick and simple card. Many of the colors used in these cards are the NEW 2023-2025 In Colors – Wild Wheat, Boho Blue, Moody Mauve, Pebbled Path, and Copper Clay!
This kit came at the perfect time because I created many of them with a Father’s Day greeting! I like to send out Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards to lots of men and women in my life so this kit was perfect for adding to my stash to send out!
I am not sure that I have a favorite from this kit. All of them were about equal! Which one is your favorite?!?! Did you use them for Father’s Day Cards or just masculine cards?! Let me know in the comments below!
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