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Just had my first play with the new products available in the 2020 Spring Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues. This lovely bundle with coordinating free product jumped right out at me! It’s so fun!

You can find links to the new catalogues right here on the right hand side of my blog, but please contact me so that I can get an actual real copy into your hands. I would love to help you find the perfect fit for your crafting needs. While you are there think about joining my team. There is never a better time than during Sale-A-Bration and this year’s deal does not disappoint! I look forward to hearing from you!!

Back to the honey bees! A little patience with the honey comb die and you could build yourself an entire hive! The winter hasn’t been too harsh yet, but I can wait until the bees are buzzing again!

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Hey There Pumpkin

Got a little cutie that needs to know you are thinking of them? Send them a little “Hey There, Pumpkin” with this fun fall card. An all occasion card that can send the right message to anyone on your list! I just love how the vine comes off the card and brings the image to life! Tone on tone watercolouring makes this a fairly quick and easy card.

All instructions can be found by following the Tams link!

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It’s Your Day – Fall Birthday

The fall weather is upon us and my backyard is covered in falling leaves. Our iconic maple leaf 🍁 is by far the favourite for fall colours. Using a baby wipe and reinkers to create your very own custom ink pad is a great way to capture the beauty of our leaves. Every leaf will be different!

The Colourful Seasons stamps and Seasonal Layers dies are a great combo for year round creating! I think these colours bring this stamp to life. Do you agree?

Follow the tams link below for instructions on how to create this card.

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This or That with the Host Set Soft Spring

Well, summer flies by and before you know it months have gone without a blog post! It’s not that crafting and card classes don’t occur but there is too many other things to do that aren’t sitting at my computer!

This lovely host set is so simple and elegant. It can be added to orders of $200CDN or more. That amount can be from items on your wish list (trust me there’s lots to love in our catalogue) or from the gathering of orders you get from a home party! Perhaps I can inspire you to get your friends together for a workshop and have a fun night together!

Contact me to pick a time and place 🥰

The Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus makes lining up this two-step set a breeze. To allow the colour of the flowers come through I inked up the stamp and then pressed paper towel on the stamp to soak up most of the ink leaving just a light outline image. When you come back in with the flower colour the blooms can really shine! Put a little wink-of-stella on the dragonflies to make them come alive.

When I cut paper for my card classes I usually cut a few extras. Makes it easy to grab an already prepared piece if one of my participants has an oops! After class, I put together the left overs for my stash. I had my own oops during this process so added extra colour to cover it up. Which do you prefer?

In Canada? Shop with me to get any of these or other Stampin’ Up! supplies for your crafting needs! Follow the tams link for more detailed instructions of how to create this on your own. Consider signing up for a class to learn more techniques!

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Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

In the past couple of catalogues Stampin’ Up! has offered some truly beautiful laser-cut paper for us to work with. The details are so fine and pretty that they make it easy to create a beautiful layer on a card.

The question is how to make sure that this beautiful paper is adhered to your card so that it keeps its glory all the way to the recipient.


For me it was an old school art class name that gets brought back into my adult crafting life. Elmer spray adhesive makes this card a breeze. Using a cardboard box lined with scrap paper, simply lay the DSP with the wrong side up, give it an even spray of glue and gently place the 12×12 colour of your choice on top. After a gently press lift the two pieces together and turn over. You don’t want the cardstock to stick to the scrap paper underneath. Make sure everything looks good and then set aside to dry.

Once the sheet is dry you can carefully cut to the desired size. Depending on which trimmer you use and how well you glued the paper, creating a frame with dies is a great way to hide any pulls or imperfections 😉

For the accents on this card I clear embossed and fussy cut around a couple of butterflies and used some rhinestones on a couple of the flower centres. With so many pages in the DSP pack you could create a rainbow of wonderful card fronts in a short period of time!

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Welcome Baby!

This fun card was cased from a lovely demo, Esther Howard. If you would like to see more of her card she has a YouTube video. Isn’t it so much fun how the babies spell the word BABY?

You need to colour a lot of babies for this card – 7 (3 whole babies and 4 just for their legs) plus two blankets and the jumper baby. The background was stamped tone on tone putting the onesie, the pin and the bottle on one block. 2.5 inch piece of DSP to frame the babies! Thank goodness for the dies or there would have been a LOT of cutting! Also, I love that we are having more word dies now!

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Retiring Product and May Paper Pumpkin

Hello everyone!
Spring has sprung and Stampin’ Up! has released the products retiring from the catalogue.
Hopefully the following points will make understanding these lists a little easier:
  • Bundles always retire.  That means that the bundle will always appear on the list but the stamps and dies could be carrying over.
  • All wood mount stamps are retiring.
  • All clear mount stamps are retiring. However, the stamp set could be carrying over in the new cling mount format.
  • The Carry Over Cling flyer is the list of stamps whose mount is changing to cling.  Hopefully this list will help… photos of list below.
The items that are retiring are on a “while supplies last” status.  If there is something on these lists that you must have don’t delay!
Please visit the online store to see images of the sets that are going.  There are separate listings in the store for retiring products just make sure you compare with the Cling Flyer…. photos of this flyer:Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 8.17.17 AMScreen Shot 2019-04-16 at 8.17.26 AM
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This May, you’re in for a treat. Paper Pumpkin has teamed up with Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder, to deliver you a very special Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s exclusive, collectible, and one of a kind. Die-hard Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! fans won’t want to miss this special edition.

The look and feel of this kit is all Shelli. It’s elegant, feminine, and so full of springtime details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit. And the box it comes in? We predict that you’ll be keeping it . . . like . . . forever. Wait and see.

Watch the inspiration video!  Subscribe before May 10th HERE!
Current subscribers will automatically get this kit! YAY!

As always, I am here to help you with your crafty questions!  I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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