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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

How Many Days Until Christmas?

As I prepared to show you a quick holiday card we did last week at my downline meeting, I pulled out a calendar to count up the days until Christmas. Then I thought, "Hold on, girl. This is 2012. I can just google it!" So I did. Turns out there are all kinds of holiday […]

Leadership: More Samples

What a paper crafter's dream to see creative projects everywhere you look! These are some great samples from Stampin' Up!'s recent Leadership Conference. Bear Bigz Die #117977 Fun Flowers Bigz L Die #121812 Up, Up and Away Stamp Set (Wood #122755/Clear #122757) Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die #114507; Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder #11564 Sweet Cake Stamp […]

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 […]


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 […]

Big Shot Die Cut Machine: Die Sale

Add to your die collection or start off a new collection with a new Big Shot and add dies and vinyl sheets at a great price! This sale runs through December 22 but if you want it before Christmas order by December 15th to ensure delivery. Save up to 25% on select dies & vinyl […]

Thanksgiving Treat Box Tutorial

  Not going to be at your own home for Thanksgiving? Take along this treat box as a gift for your dinner hosts. Or make several and have them as take-away favors for YOUR Thanksgiving dinner guests. In Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive, this treat box has its own handle and can hold […]

A Butterfly on Your Blouse

Here's a remarkable brooch created and worn by a convention-goer. It's a good sample of some of the wonderful dies available for the Big Shot. Here's more samples of 3D items from convention…can you spot the ones made with Big Shot dies?   There are brand new Big Shot dies in the Mini Holiday catalog, […]

Just For You

Here's a cute card using one of Stampin' Up!'s new Big Shot dies, the Lattice Bigz die (item #115958).   This next card also uses the Big Shot, but only for the textured background. The snowflakes are punchouts from our new Jumbo Snowflake punch. (Item #116628)   And here's another creative use of dies and […]

Deal of the Week: Bag This Bag

Big Shot Bag   Regular Price: $69.95 This Week Only: $49.99   Item #113474  Save $19.96!  This offer is only good starting today through Monday, July 13th at 9:50 a.m. Hurry — order now at my website. You've got the Big Shot, now get the too-cute bag to go with it! Email me if you have questions.

The Catalog Is Live!

It may be the middle of the year for mere mortals, but for those of us who love Stampin' Up! products it's a new year. Click on the catalog photo and then on Products–>Catalogs to download the new 2009/2010 Catalog. Or just click on the photo and choose Shop Now to start browsing online. If […]

One More Purse

Can a girl ever have too many purses? I think not! This mini purse is made using the Top Note die – surely it's Stampin' Up!'s top-selling die for the Big Shot.                                                                                                                                                                      There are so many ways to use the Top Note die. If you need more ideas, check […]

A Tisket, A Tasket

What the heck is a Tasket, anyway? This was my swap for our monthly demonstrator meeting.   Ingredients Used Box #2 XL die Big Shot die cut machine Large oval punch So Saffron card stock Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit White gel pen Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive This is one of the projects in […]

Happiness is…

…a Big Shot, a stamp set and some stolen moments to stamp. This is a design my upline, Susan Barron, featured at her recent Big Shot class. Stamps Heard from the Heart (item #111644) Paper Ballet Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Pink Passion, Whisper White Ink Ballet Blue Accessories Big Shot die-cut machine Birds & […]

Tango Trio

Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White make a terrific trio. Paper Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White Ink Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red Stamps Upsy Daisy, Curly Label Accessories Curly Label Punch Bundle Top Note die Big Shot die-cut machine Dimensionals And here's another trio…three affordable installments pays for your Starter Kit. […]

Top Treats

Need a quick end-of-the-year party treat or small thank you gift? These Top Note packets are quick and  cute. Cut two Top Note die shapes out of card stock. Attach them together and fold the bottom one up over the front. Cut one Top Note die shape out of designer paper and cut all the […]

Scalloped Quad Box

Mmmm….what do you get when you combine a Bigz die, a Sizzlits die and an Embosslits die? A sweet box! Start by cutting six Scallop Envelopes out of Riding Hood Red card stock, two Little Leaves from Kiwi Kiss card stock, and three Flower Burst pieces from Candy Lane Designer Series paper. Sand the Flower […]

Flowers for Mama

Demonstrator Lorraine Day has been having a good time with her Big Shot…and with the Eyelet punch. We've all got Big Shot fever, so if you haven't yet been "infected," well why the heck not? LOL! Order a Big Shot from me before May 31st and attend one of my Big Shot ABCs classes – […]

Carolyn’s Posies

Carolyn Hassall is having too much fun with the Big Shot dies. See what she made! Carolyn is especially fond of the leaf die and used it to good effect in her Mother's Day card. What's your favorite? Share your favorite Big Shot die by leaving a comment.

Bend Me, Shape Me

Mary Robinette is clearly feeling summery with this bright and perky card. Mary did something unusual in the construction of this Mother's Day card. She bent the top die-cut flower over the top of the front and attached it to the piece underneath, forming a hinge. Clear as mud? Here's a photo: Mary is certainly […]