Grateful Card Collection from the Card Shop

I’m happy to let you know that there is now a brand new Card Collection ready for you from my Card Shop!

Newly designed kits are available every month.  Here’s a look at the current designs!

These designs are available until November 20th.

My card kits include pre-cut, pre-punched and pre-die cut cardstock pieces, along with all of the consumable accessories (ribbon, buttons, epoxy accents, etc.) needed to duplicate the 8 featured cards.

You will receive an eight-page PDF tutorial, including full colored photos of each of the 8 cards, along with cutting dimensions, supply lists and step-by-step instructions for assembly.

Pay for your kits or earn them free by placing a Stampin’ Up! order with me.  Ordering Code for the Grateful Card Collection through my Stamp Shop is UPSXSUYQ.

To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Host Code UPSXSUYQ into your Shopping Cart. You’ll find the place to enter it in the lower left-hand corner of the Shopping Cart (not at checkout, just the Shopping Cart).

If you’d prefer, you can purchase the card kits rather than earning them free.  These kits are $20, and you can use the button below to pay with any bank card.  (The “Buy Now” button sometimes doesn’t work on certain browsers.  If you have any trouble selecting that option, please email me and I’ll send you an invoice.)

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Vintage Leaves and Leaflets Framelits

vintage leaves

It’s cooling down here this week in Central New York, and I have one tree in the back yard that’s actually dropping leaves already – a sure sign that Autumn is just around the corner.  I love the Vintage Leaves stamp set by Stampin’ Up! because it reminds me of all the beautiful colors of the autumn leaves in my area.  And this perfect autumn stamp set comes with coordinating Framelits – Leaflets Framelits – so that you can cut out each one of the leaf shapes.  This duo is a must have for the fall, and you’ll save 15% when you bundle them together and purchase both at the same time.

  • My color scheme is Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive and Very Vanilla – such rich, vibrant colors!
  • I kept this card simple so as to show off the leaves and my favorite accessory for the fall – our Burlap Ribbon.
  • Using two Circle Framelits I stacked the smaller one inside the larger one and cut the thin Rich Razzleberry cardstock circle.  And you’re going to fall in love with a brand new product that you can order on September 1st – the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  This is idea for adhering small embellishments and small paper cutouts to your projects, and it’s designed so that the tip will stay open and flowing freely.  And once the Holiday Catalog goes live, go to to watch a short video on how to use this wonderful addition to the Stampin’ Up! adhesives.
  • The beautiful sentiment on my card is another sneak peek product from the Holiday Catalog – the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set.  This too coordinates with the Leaflets Framelits, but the leaves are more . . . well . . . “lighthearted”!  I think combining all three products will give you lots of options.

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  • A Linen Thread double bow held in place with a Glue Dot gives the illusion of tying the leaves together at the stems without all the work.

Don’t Forget!

Get free card kits from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Big Shot

Glue Dots


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Stamping with Baby Wipe Technique

Seasonally Scattered baby wipe

I just love using the Baby Wipe Technique with Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills!  And this technique works really well with Seasonally Scattered, a fun stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.  Here’s how you’ll begin:

  • Choose about 4 colors for your palette.  I wanted this to be a Fall look, but I also wanted it to look just a little different than the usual colors, so I chose Crushed Curry, Rose Red, Garden Green and Eggplant Envy.


Regals Ink Refills

  • Fold a baby wipe in half and lay it on a surface that won’t bleed through.  I use my old-style stamp case.  This way, I can shut the lid and my inks stay wet for quite some time.
  • Squeeze about 10 drops of each color ink onto the baby wipe, being sure not to leave white spaces between the colors.

Baby Wipe Technique

  • Press your stamp into your homemade ink pad then stamp.  Be sure to clean your stamp each time you use it so that your colors don’t get muddy.

Seasonally Scattered baby wipe closeup

  • I used a thin border of Elegant Eggplant cardstock between the two layers of Very Vanilla.  My accessories are the Hello Honey Ribbon (close enough to the Crushed Curry ink) with an Autumn Wooden Element.


Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my November classes – please use 6H32C3WF when checking out to receive November Stamp Shoppe, Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Bundle and Save 15% on Fun Fall and Fall Fest

Fall Fest and For All Things

Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits have been my favorite new Stampin’ Up! products this Fall!  I love all of the interchangeable components in the stamp set, making it great for Halloween and Fall all in one set.  And when you purchase both at the same time, you’ll save 15% on the set!

Remember when we were “all over” the new In Colors when they were introduced in June?  And then I sort of forgot about them for a bit.  Well, now is the time to pull them out and use them like crazy!  Look at this beautiful Fall pallette – Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey.


2014-16 In Color Stamp Pads

  • I really wanted to highlight these beautiful colors that look so great together, so I used some color blocking as my backdrop.
  • A Whisper White Cardstock oval was cut using the Oval Framelits and Big Shot.  All of the images were stamped on Whisper White Cardstock then cut out using the Fun Fall Framelits.
  • I tied a piece of Linen Thread around the larger pumpkin and slipped on an Autumn Wooden Element.  You’ll find these sweet little accents being used over and over again on your Fall projects.
  • Dimensionals are important with any card, but this one in particular to achieve the realistic overlay of the various pieces.  The smaller pumpkin and leaf are brought to the foreground to give the scene some nice depth.
  • “Grateful for You” is stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink on the Hello Honey Cardstock.  You’ll find this sentiment in another terrific Stampin’ Up! Fall stamp set called For All ThingsAnd you’ll find another card using different elements of the For All Things stamp set HERE.


Fall Fest and For All Things closeup

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my November classes – please use VU26XFCR when checking out to receive November Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store

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For All Things

For All Things

Fall card making and stamping has never been more fun than with the For All Things stamp set and coordinating Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up!  These are “my colors” – Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow team up with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.  And the designer paper is so versatile – nice prints to work with on one side and beautiful neutrals on the other.  Take a look at all of the prints:

Color Me Autumn

  • This card came about by wanting to show off this pretty paper, so I kept things simple.  I stamped the watercolor image on Very Vanilla Cardstock using a Sahara Sand stamp pad, then used Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Markers to color direct to the rubber stamp to create the sentiment.
  • I punched the sentiment out using the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch and adhered it to the front using Dimensionals.
  • The fiber decoration to the left comes from several different Stampin’ Up! accessories.  First I cut the selvage of both sides of the 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon to make it narrower and also to let the edges fray naturally.  I used the new Stampin’ Up! adhesive Fast Fuse to adhere the burlap to the cardstock.  Think Sticky Strip only in a dispenser!  Next came the gorgeous Mossy Meadow 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon then some Venetian Crochet Trim.  Finally I unwound some of the Natural Old Olive Two-Tone Trim and used just some of the vanilla trim through the center of the Gold Basic Metal Button.  Button is attached to the card with Glue Dots.

For All Things closeup

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my October classes – please use ZCGJH9W9 when checking out to receive October Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.  AND check out October’s Stamp-A-Stack Christmas card choices, too!  You can find all of the card class information HERE and HERE.

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Stampin Write Markers - Regals Collection


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Thankful Tablescape Cards

Have I got a treat for you today!  I am loving all of the new crafty kits in the Holiday Catalog.  One of my favorites is the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit – but not for the reason you might think!  I'm just not a person who decorates the table for the holidays – I'm lucky if the food gets on the table much less decorations!  But I loved so many of the components in this great set.  So I went to work on creating cards from all of the great parts and pieces.


Everything for this card is contained in the Thankful Tablescape kit, except for the sentiment, which is from Truly Grateful stamp set and the Basic Black card base. You'll receive all 3 designer papers, the leaves and the linen thread.


Again, everything for this card is contained in the Thankful Tablescape kit, except for the sentiment, which is from Truly Grateful stamp set and the Basic Black card base.  I love the chalkboard look you can get with the black pieces in the kit and stamping and sponging with White Craft Ink.


The Thankful Tablescape kit contains the great birch paper background, as well as the Tangerine Tango herringbone; image comes from Truly Grateful, and sentiment is from Sassy Salutations.


Everything but the Early Espresso button and stamped sentiment are contained in the Thankful Tablescape kit.  I stamped the greeting in Versamark Ink, poured on some Early Espresso Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.

Can someone help me with where in the world I got the "you made my day" sentiment?  I've looked over my stamp shelf and the catalog and I can't remember which set it comes from!  Be the first to comment to this post and tell me which stamp set this came from, and I'll send you a little prize for helping me out!


Item No. 133463 Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit $19.95
Item No. 131730 Truly Grateful wood $27.95 OR
Item No. 131;733 Truly Grateful clear $19.95
Item No. 132070 Sassy Salutations wood $23.95 OR
Item No. 126707 Sassy Salutations clear $17.95
Item No. 130031 Neutrals Designer Buttons $7.95
Item No. 128980 Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder $4.75
Item No. 129053 Heat Tool $29.95
Item No. 102283 Versamark Pad $7.50
Item No. 101731 White Craft Ink Pad $7.50
Thankful Tablescape
Item No. 133463Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit $19.95

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Good Ole Lovely as a Tree


Here's a card that features the new and the old.  The new is our beautiful Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, with a wonderful Fall palette of Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, and Tangerine Tango.  I added a sliver of Smoky Slate cardstock behind the tree image.  The old are two stamp sets that have been around a very long time – Lovely as a Tree and Teeny Tiny Wishes.  In fact, I think Lovely as a Tree is the oldest stamp set in our Annual Catalog!  Both sets have been updated to be available in clear mount if you choose.

  • I love that I can use different coordinating sheets of designer paper all in one card, and Stampin' Up! has done the work of matching them up for me.
  • Linen Thread is the perfect fiber for Fall.  And I've added a simple Tangerine Tango Candy Dot from the Brights Candy Dots along with a Candy Dot Brad Base.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED: Clovelycloseup
Item No. 128655 Lovely as a Tree wood $27.95 OR
Item No. 127793 Lovely as a Tree clear $19.95
Item No. 128748 Teeny Tiny Wishes wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 127802 Teeny Tiny Wishes clear $26.95
Item No. 132184 Sweather Weather Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 130931 Brights Candy Dots $5.95
Item No. 132293 Candy Dots Brad Bases (25) $2.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread $4.50

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Holiday Catalog 12 Card Class

This class is all about introducing you to the Holiday Catalog!  I've designed 12 cards all using new stamp sets, designer paper, accessories – even embossing folders – from this beautiful new catalog.  Try out all of the new products to see what you like best.
Here's what you'll be making!
Holiday Card Class
Cost is $38 and includes all of the supplies to make the above 12 cards, plus:

1 pkg. Regals Candy Dots
1 pkg. Candy Dot Bases
1/2 spool of Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon
1/2 spool Silver 1/8" Ribbon and
12 coordinating envelopes

Use some of these products to create your cards and take the rest home.  Now, that's a deal!

Attend class Saturday, August 24th, at my home stampin' studio.  Open hours are from 10am to 6pm.  You'll need around 4-6 hrs. to complete your cards.  Please bring SNAIL adhesive and Dimensionals or you may purchase some that day.  I'll have a few snacks, but if you'd like, you may certainly bring your lunch!

 Pressed for time?  Just come and stamp then assemble your cards at home.
Can't attend?  No problem!  Get your class "on the go" and simply assemble at home. 

Registration and pre-pay deadline – Monday, August 19th, so that I can order all of your goodies!

To attend class, use the link below.
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To receive your class "on the go" and pick it up locally, use the link below.
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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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Seasonal Classes are a hit – either “on the go” or “in person”

It's time for ROUND #2 of the Customized, Seasonal, Stamp-A-Stacks!  A


Additionally, there is also a "THANKSGIVING GOODIES & CARDS" class going on at the same time that you can opt to take instead of or in addition to the Stamp-A-Stacks!


These classes are BOTH are available "On the Go!" if you can't attend.  This way, you never have to miss out on fabulous Goodies & Cards or Stamp-A-Stack designs. Pay the same price as local attendees plus $3 shipping and get your packet shipped to you with all of the punching and die cutting done. The PDF instructions and full colored photos get e-mailed to you!


  • Click HERE for Stamp-A-Stack On the Go Details
  • Click HERE for Thanksgiving Goodies & Cards On the Go Details


Please Note: On the Go pricing includes direct shipping. If you are local and simply can't attend, you can register with standard pricing and pick up your class packet at any time. 


Live Locally? For complete details on attending Creative Tuesdays, click HERE.

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