Fall is my favorite time of the year – even if I live in an oak woods and have to rake leaves almost every day!  And I love the coordination of our fall products in this card.  I've used Wonderfall stamp set that coordinates with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die for the Big Shot, as well as our yummy fall designer paper called Orchard Harvest.  The sentiment comes from Day of Gratitude stamp set in the Annual Catalog. This card measures 5-1/4" square.

  • Lucky Limeade card stock zig-zags are created using the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die and the Big Shot
  • Sentiment is punched out with the Decorative Label Punch
  • Tiny tag is created using Tiny Tags stamp set and coordinating Jewelry Tag Punch held on with tiny safety pin from Vintage Trinkets

Item No. 128084 Wonderfall wood $24.95 OR
Item No. 128087 Wonderfall clear $17.95
Item No. 127812 Autumn Accents Bigz Die $21.95
Item No. 126895 Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 120835 Day of Gratitude wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 121148 Day of Gratitude clear $18.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die $42.95
Item No. 120907 Decorative Label Punch $16.95
Item No. 117190 Jewelry Tag Punch $12.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread $4.50
Item No. 118764 Vintage Trinkets $5.95
Item No. 118091 Tiny Tags wood $22.95 OR
Item No. 118592 Tiny Tags clear $16.95


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Cute Gingerbread Man

Here's a sweet gingerbread man made by my friend Phyl Lyons.  This is a small 3" x 3" card perfect for a gift enclosure.

  • Stamp the gingerbread man from Scentsational Seasons stamp set in More Mustard, then use Sponge Daubers to apply Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler ink directly to the rubber and blend in to get the gradation of colors.
  • The gingerbread man cuts out in a jiff using the coordinating Holiday Collection Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.
  • Sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and is punched out with the Word Window Punch.
  • Background is Early Espresso Core'Dinations card stock run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.
  • The More Mustard card stock piece is cut with the Big Shot and one of the frames from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.

Item No. 121026 Scentsational Seasons wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 121190 Scentsational Seasons clear $14.95
Item No. 127814 Holiday Collection Framelits Dies $24.95 OR
Purchase both the stamp set and framelits in a bundle and save:
Item No. 129945 Scentsational Season Bundle wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 129946 Scentsational Season Bundle clear $32.95
Item No. 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 127802 Teeny Tiny Wishes clear $26.95
Item No. 127848 Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock $6.95
Item No. 127821 Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 102892 Sponge Daubers $10.95
Item No. 122941 1/8" Silver Mini Brads $5.50
Item No. 127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits $24.95

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Moving Forward Hello Dear Friend

Oh, how I love this fun stamp set!  Moving Forward has a little something for everyone.  And help us make a difference!  Purchase this year's exclusive Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set and Stampin' Up! donates $3 to this wonderful cause.

  • I took this great color scheme loosely from the front of the Annual Catalog – Rose Red, Summer Starfruit and Early Espresso.
  • Our new Finishing Touches Edgelits created the pretty Very Vanilla border.
  • A touch of designer paper from the Comfort Cafe package adds a lot!
  • Square scallop piece comes from Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die and the Big Shot.
  • Rose Red Seam Binding looks so pretty!
  • Two Rose Red Brads set off the bicycle's wheels
  • I popped up the sentiment on Dimensionals for some added interest.

Item No. 126320 Moving Forward wood $19.95 OR
Item No. 126322 Moving Forward clear $14.95
Item No. 127010 Finishing Touches Edgelits $9.95
Item No. 119738 3/16" Subtles Brads $6.95
Item No. 121884 Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 126898 Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 120903 Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die $21.95
Various Stampin' Write Markers

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Blossom Punch Birthday

Here's a pretty birthday card featuring the new Blossom Punch, used as the focal point of the card with Beau Chateau Designer Paper.  I've also stamped 3 additional Blossom Punch pieces then run them through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder and used them as a background image.  Color scheme is Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso.  Not a lot of stamping on this one, just the sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes, a hostess-exclusive stamp set you can earn with an order or a workshop of $150 or more.  Something fun to try is layering two different colors and styles of ribbon on your card – in this case, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta and Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbons.

Item No. 122615 Happiest Birthday Wishes wood $21 Hostess OR
Item No. 122617 Happiest Birthday Wishes clear $15 Hostess
Item No. 125603 Blossom Punch $16.95
Item No. 122357 Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119868 1" Circle Punch $10.95
Item No. 119880 5-Petal Flower Punch $16.95
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 119743 Neutrals Designer Buttons $8.95
Item No. 124262 White Baker's Twine $2.95
Item No. 119959 Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 122977  Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon $9.95

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We're gearing up for our very first Creative Tuesday of the New Year! And just like The Stamp Shoppe, we have exciting new enhancements to this mid-week stamping break!
  • NEW Bring a Friend Perk! Bring a friend with you to Creative Tuesday who has never stamped with us before and you'll get to make FOUR extra cards and receive FOUR envelopes to go with them! That's right! The "Bring a Friend" incentive that has been so popular at Shoppe is being brought into the Creative Tuesday format!
  • Introducing…. Stamp-A-Stack Express!  We have a NEW option just for people attending a Stamp-A-Stack session for the first time! To "sample" Stamp-A-Stacks and see what they're like, you and/or a friend may opt to take this mini version! You'll make 6 cards, 3 each of 2 designs. This option does not include envelopes or the full accessory — it DOES include all of the supplies you need to complete the 6 cards. You may only take advantage of this option the first time you and/or your friend participates in a Stamp-A-Stack.

We'll continue offering:

  • A Standard Monthly Stamp-A-Stack — come and make 12 cards, 6 each of 2 designs!
  • A "Creative" class showcasing something trendy and/or new!

I'm so excited about Creative Tuesdays in the New Year! And I'm SUPER exciting about our January "creative" class…. "SO MANY SMOOCHES!" It's going to be so fun…. be sure to check it out below!




This Month at Stamp-A-Stack (at Creative Tuesday)…


January 31st from 6:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN Hours

Pre-Pay Registration Deadline: January 22nd

at 1000 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609  


Here's a look at the Stamp-A-Stack line up for January!


Standard Stamp-A-Stack Includes: 12 cards, 6 each of 2 designs; 12 envelopes and 1 bolt of Real Red Satin Ribbon. Cost: $25 or $15 with an order of $25 or more placed at Stamp-A-Stack.
Stamp-A-Stack Express Includes: 6 cards, 3 each of 2 designs. Cost: $15
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This Month's Creative Tuesday Specialty Class…
"So Many Smooches!!!"


January 31st from 6:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN Hours

Pre-Pay Registration Deadline: January 22nd

at 1000 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609  


Here's a look at what we'll make at this fabulous class!

This class is going to be so much fun!  You'll learn all sorts of different ways to use the new Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz! You'll splatter it on designer cut cards, watercolor with it on a pocket treat, stamp with it on a punch, emboss with it on a trinket and die wood sheets with it!


So Many Smooches Class Includes: 2 Designer Cut Cards, 2 Treat Holders, 1 "Grand" Valentine Card, 1 bottle of Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz and 1 package of Heart Trinkets. Cost: $25 or $20 with an order of $25 or more placed at Creative Tuesday.


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Snowy Thank You

Now's the perfect time to make up a bunch of winter-themed thank you cards to send to those thoughtful friends and family right after Christmas.  Don't have a lot of time?  Here's a really quick and easy card that I'm sending out this year.  Simply layer together Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry card stocks.  The Whisper White card stock was run through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry Textured Embossing Folder.  I placed one of each of the three sizes of Jewel Basic Rhinestones in the centesr of three snowflakes and stamped the sentiment from Sincere Salutations.  Voila – done and in the mail!

Item No. 120902 Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestone (150) $4.95
Item No. 115068 Sincere Salutations $23.95

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Paper Flower Arrangement

I was so excited about having made this beautiful paper flower arrangement, and then I forgot to show it to you during Christmas.  But I got to thinking that it would be beautiful any time of the year by just changing a few things.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful for Valentine’s Day?  This is another project from our demonstrator-only magazine Stampin’ Success.  I pretty much copied the beautiful bouquet that the Stampin’ Up! home office showed in that publication.  Everything except the gold ornaments and the pine cones were made with just card stock and some Big Shot Dies!

The first flower I started with were the roses.  Using Real Red card stock, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Island Floral Die.  The center is just a small piece of card stock wadded up into a ball.  The glue gun was definitely my friend with this project!  Just use a bone folder to shape the petals and glue everything together.

Next are the lilies.  This is actually my favorite flower in the bouquet – I love real-life lilies, too.  I cut Whisper White card stock using the Big Shot and the Island Floral Die.  The center is Old Olive Stampin’ Pastels sponged lightly along with Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker and the Color Spritzer Tool to make the speckles. 

These are the chrysanthemums – actually the most fun to make!  Just die cut a bunch of Real Red card stock from the Flower Daisies #2 and shape them into flower petals with the bone folder.  So pretty!  This picture also might be better of the tiny little filler flowers in the lower right corner than the next picture I took.

These little flowers were so quick to make!  Just die cut Old Olive card stock with the small flower from the Island Floral Die, snip one petal off then fold them so that two petals overlap.  Punch Whisper White card stock with the Boho Blossom Punch then wad it up and adhere it with hot glue to the center.  I made lots and lots of these to fill in the gaps.  Also a good filler is the green “grass” card stock sliced really thin with the Tabletop Paper Cutter. You can check Artificial Grass Vancouver cost for grass we usually use for all our needs.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my bouquet – I had so much fun making it!

Item No. 118871 Island Floral Bigz Die $21.95
Item No. 114520 Flower, Daisies #2 Die $19.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 106959 Tabletop Paper Cutter $45.95
Item No. 119858 Boho Blossom Punch $16.95
Item No. 107066 Color Spritzer Tool $12.95
Item No. 119680 Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
Item No. 120962 Stampin’ Pastels $24.95


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Merry Winter

Here's a cute winter-themed card that doesn't have to be Christmas.  We've done this card for several workshops, and people seem to love it!  The beautiful blues of Pool Party and Island Indigo are perfect for those "snowy" cards.  I used the Snow Burst Textured Embossing Folder with the Big Shot for the white background.  The Big Shot also came in handy for cutting the scallop circle with the Scallop Circle #2 Die.  Next I stamped the three images – 2 snowmen and the sled – on Whisper White card stock then punched the image out with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch.  Be sure to stamp first – it's much easier!  Adding some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter using the 2-Way Glue Pen, plus a couple of Rhinestones and a piece of Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, really stepped this card up.

Item No. 124096 Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Item No. 113469 Scallop Circle Die #2 $19.95
Item No. 122700 Merry Winter wood mount $19.95 OR
Item No. 122702 Merry Winter clear mount $14.95
Item No. 122975 Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon $9.95
Item No. 119246 Basic Rhinestone Jewels $4.95
Item No. 102023 Dazzling Diamonds glitter $4.50
Item No. 100425 2-Way Glue Pen $3.50
Item No. 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch $16.95

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Snow Much Fun

Everybody loves Snow Much Fun stamp set!  I don't think I've ever sold so many of one stamp set!  Here's another idea for all you Snow Much Fun lovers!  Base of the card starts out with Pool Party card stock and the Big Shot with the Polka Dot Textured Embossing FolderCherry Cobbler backs the main image and creates the banner in front.  Love stamping on dark card stock with the Whisper White Craft Ink Pad!

The card opens a little bit differently than most for some additional interest.

And inside I've used the Happy Holidays greeting from Four the Holidays stamp set.

Item No. 122560 Snow Much Fun wood $27.95 OR
Item No. 122562 Snow Much Fun clear $19.95
Item No. 116921 Four The Holidays $13.95
Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 101731 Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad $7.50

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Veteran’s Hospital Cards of Encouragement

I was asked by a women's group to prepare a stamping class for 40 women to make cards of encouragement to give to veterans at the the local Veteran's Hospital.  They're actually delivering their cards today!  These cards had to be fairly easy, since we had to get through 40 cards in 1-1/2 hrs. with mostly brand new stampers!  The first card is using some Spice Cake Designer Series Paper paired with Autumn Splendor stamp set.  Colors are Pool Party, Early Espresso and More Mustard.

The second card features Autumn Days for the main image and Sincere Salutations for the sentiment.  I've added two pieces from the Big Shot (that were pre-done for all the ladies!).  Not Quite Navy card stock uses the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Old Olive card stock uses the Tasteful Trim Die.

Item No. 115452 Autumn Days wood $23.95 OR
Item No. 120000 Autumn Days clear $17.95
Item No. 116503 Autumn Splendor $20.95
Item No. 115068 Sincere Salutations $23.95
Item No. 124003 Spice Cake Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 120931 Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 125058 Not Quite Navy 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95
Item No. 104336 Silver Brads $6.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Die $42.95

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