Muslin Bag Advent Calendar


Combine a treat and a teaching moment all at once, with a sweet Christmas Advent Calendar. You could stamp right on the muslin bags, or make tags as shown here. Inside, tuck a bit of candy and a tag with an act of kindness for the day. Stamps Morning Post Numbers Stamp Set #131841 Ink […]

Pop-Up Tutorial: Meet Karen Buniston

The designer who created the Stampin' Up! pop up dies is Karen Buniston. Karen has graciously shared some templates and video tutuorials to take your use of the pop up dies up several notches. The Pop-Up dies were introduced in the Spring Catalog, just a few weeks ago. The Card Base Pop 'n Cuts die […]

Door Busters Sale: Today Only!

Save big with three Doorbusters you won't want to miss!   DOORBUSTER #1 First, the most popular die-cutting machine ever made…the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine #113439. Create the die cuts you've always wanted…with the ease of a Big Shot! This great machine comes with Standard Cutting pads and Multipurpose Platform so you can get started […]

Wedding: Love & Laughter in White

Elegance made easy! The stamp set is Love & Laughter (Wood #125475; Clear #125477). This is an 8-piece set that makes it easy to create elegant and fresh engagement and wedding cards, gift tags, scrapbook pages, and placecards…all you need for that special day for that special bride and groom. Love & Laughter is paired […]

How to Save Paper Die-Cutting Autumn Accents Leaves

Today's cards come in two variations — one is in portrait view and one is in landscape view. You might prefer to call it vertical or horizontal. Whatever you call it, I've used the amazing Autumn Accents Bigz Die to make leaves. I just love cutting the leaves with my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, dry […]

Card Ideas: Framelit Openings

We had such a good time at our Stamp Divas meeting last night! (My team meets to talk business, learn techniques, share ideas and create projects once a month — just a perk of being in my downline.) We did four projects based on the very first presentation last Saturday at the Chattanooga Regional meeting. […]

Rhapsody in Blue

In honor of George Gershwin's birthday today, I thought I'd show you my favorite "Rhapsody in Blue." This is a card by Mary Kay Molnar I recently received in a Holiday Wow Swap. It features a sparkly piece of handmade designer glitter paper that my photo just does not adquately capture…it's gorgeous! StampsSnowflake Soiree (Wood […]

Convention 2012: Legacy Hall

  Be prepared to drool over Stampin' Up! products used in a home setting to create fabulous home décor. Look closely in the first picture at the chandalier — it's made of paper! Click on each thumbnail to see a larger display.  If you dream of creating one-of-a-kind interiors, I'd love to chat with you […]

Mention Convention

Stampin' Up!'s annual Convention starts Wednesday in Salt Lake City. Don't you wish you were a demonstrator attending four days of demonstrations, classes, make 'n takes, and FUN???? You may not be in attendance, but stay tuned to this blog for the rest of the week…not only will I be reporting on the exciting Convention […]

Heartfelt by Jini

My friend, Jini Merck, is a demonstrator in Clarkesville, GA. Jini brought this great card to swap at this week's demonstrator meeting. StampsLayered Labels (Wood-mount #127070; Clear-mount #127072)  InkCajun Craze Classic Stampin' PadMidnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad  PaperComfort Café Designer Series Paper (#126898)Cajun Craze card stockMidnight Muse card stock AccessoriesBig Shot Die-Cut Machine (#113439)Apothecary Accents […]

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine: Let’s Fly A Kite

Step outside of cardmaking and scrapbooking with this cheery 3-D birthday bag. StampsBring On The Cake Stamp Set (Wood #121899; Clear #121958; MDS #124015) PaperBaja Breeze Card StockCajun Craze Card StockMore Mustard Card StockPear Pizzazz Card StockVery Vanilla Card Stock InkBaja Breeze Classic Stampin' PadCajun Craze Classic Stampin PadMore Mustard Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic […]

Reason To Smile

Spend $50 on any current Stampin' Up! products to get the exclusive Reason to Smile Set for just $5. The Reason to Smile Set is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after July 31, 2012. Reason to Smile Wood-Mount Set #130826 $20.95To get it for $5, enter #131274 when your shopping cart […]

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine: Happy Birthday

Sometimes all you need is a frame to make a beautiful sentiment really stand out. This one was made using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and the Labels Collection Framelits Dies. Add stitching for extra sizzle and pop. StampsFabulous Florets Stamp Set (Wood #123025; Clear #123027; MDS #124110) PaperTangerine Tango Card StockWhisper White Card StockFan […]

Hot Weather Solution

Baby, it is HOT outside! How hot is it? Check out this scene… With record-breaking temperatures in Atlanta — a high of 106, yikes! — I'm looking for any way to stay cool. So my mind, naturally, turns to Christmas. This Christmas card leads me to thoughts of chilly nights, candy canes and snowflakes. I […]

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine: Easy Rosettes

Have you ever attempted to cut, score and assemble a rosette by hand? Yeah…endless scoring, cramped fingers and an hour or two I'll never get back. Enter Stampin' Up!s Designer Rosette Bigz XL die (#125594) for the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. Now we have an easy and guaranteed-to-work tool for producing gorgeous rosettes! This die […]

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine: A Love Story

Butterflies, rosettes and doilies combine for a charming framed collage. Who needs a photograph when color-coordinated art is so easy to create with Stampin' Up! products? Rosettes are quick and easy with the Simply Scored tool, but it's the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine that is the star of this project, making cutting out doilies, flowers […]

World Treasures: Internatonal Bazaar Peacock

I just cannot leave this peacock alone! Tomorrow –I promise — something different. This card started out with the peacock from World Treasures (Wood #126765; Clear #126767) embossed in silver on a piece of Midnight Muse card stock. I used an Aqua Painter filled with bleach to paint in the area around the peacock's body. […]

World Treasures: White Peacock

This peacock from the World Treasures stamp set is very special to me. I am a member of the Periwinkle Peacocks…a group of nine women who travel twice a year for extended weekends, camp in the summer, celebrate the holidays, and attend an annual scrapping/cardmaking retreat each spring. These are the friends I can call […]

Celebrate the New Catalog!

Oh, my — I'm just downright giddy! Who cares about champagne and singing Auld Lang Syne???? THIS is MY "New Year's!" So there I was at noon placing my first Stampin' Up! order of the new stampin' year. Have you seen the cool new punches? Embossing folders for your Big Shot? And, for those of […]

Valentine’s Day: It’s A-Maze-ing!

Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!'s founder, is a favorite presentor at demonstrator events. At the Leadership Conference in San Antonio, she told us she was working on a Valentine treat bag for the kids in the Gardner family. Shelli has now shared her completed Girl and Boy bags on her So Shelli blog. This is such […]

Big Shot Die “Blossom Box”

The 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! catalog has a new Big Shot die that is bloomin' beautiful!  You can easily create party favors and one-of-a-kind gift boxes with the new Blossom Box die. The sample here would make a lovely thank you for a friend's kindess. Stamps Kindness Matters (122900 Wood; 122867 Clear) Paper Crumb Cake CS […]

We’re Having A Baby!

My daughter Katelyn's due date was September 8th, but her water broke late Tuesday night and she is in a labor room in Washington, D.C. at this moment. I'm leaving my house in an hour to get on the first plane out of Atlanta to D.C. I should be at the hospital by 9 a.m. […]

Convention 2010: 3Ds (Dreamy, Darling & Delightful)

One of the samples posted in Stampin' Up!'s Convention display section was this sweet, vintage scrapbook. (My apologies to the demonstrators who created the projects featured today for not being able to share their names. If you are one of these talented artisans, I'll be happy to add credits.) Isn't this a wonderful example of […]

Big Shot Die Cut Machine: Sweet Hearts

Did you know you could create a 3D heart from Stampin' Up!'s Petal Die? Start by die cutting a petal using the Big Shot die cut machine. Crease two adjacent tabs as shown above. Turn the petal over and place sticky strip on the two tabs. Stamp a greeting as shown and punch out a […]


Oh, what fun we had on Saturday at Joy's workshop! The girls loved the new Clear Mount stamp sets and all our new great punches. Here are the projects. Lots of 3D items…you know they're my favorite. Joy was especially excited about the adorable birdhouse. Both the milk carton and birdhouse use the new Mini […]