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Customer Q & A: Stampin' Up! Fringe Flowers and Video Tutorial


Stampin' Up! Fringe Flower on a Handmade Card

A You Tube viewer posted a question regarding the fringe flowers in a Stampin' Up! video tutorial posted previously. 


The question from Janis is "how to use these fringe flowers on handmade cards" since the base of the flower is rather large.

As a result of several trials, here's a solution in the video tutorial below that may be helpful when using these beautiful blooms created with Stampin' Up! Fringe Scissors on your handmade cards. 


Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial-
Using Fringe Flowers on Handmade Cards

Watch the video tutorial below or if you prefer, on You Tube HERE.

If you'd like to see the original video tutorial for creating fringe flowers using Stampin' Up! Fringe Scissors, CLICK HERE.


Stampin' Up! MDS Projects and Guest Digital Crafter, Lisa S.

Stampin' Up! MDS Bookmark

Sharing some delightful MDS digital creations today from one of my local club members and friend, Lisa S.

Lisa has just recently entered into the digital crafting world and she is enjoying using MDS (My Digital Studio) from Stampin' Up!

As one of my stamp club members that participates in a club swap each month, Lisa's first share of her digital talent was created with the trial version of MDS! She designed and printed from home this precious Birthday card...

Stampin' Up! MDS Birthday Card Idea

Lisa then purchased the full version of the MDS software and this past month, she created the beautiful bookmark seen above and added an elegant top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and a handmade tassel created from yarn.  Everyone loved it!

Want to start creating your own digital crafting projects?  Choose your software format!

 MDS Software Download...Only $19.95!


 MDS Software On Disc...Only $19.95!

Express yourself and impress your friends when you create projects using MDS, My Digital Studio’s digital design software.

With this disc/download, you’ll get:
* Full access to the software and design tools to create cards, photobooks, calendars, and more
* The chance to buy additional content
* Ability to order your projects from our professional print services

Give it a try and see all the fabulous My Digital Studio digital downloads available for your digital scrapbooking needs!

Stampin' Up! Life in the Forest Easter Box and Video Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Life in the Forest Easter Box
and Video Tutorial

The Life in the Forest stamp set (wood, clear) from Stampin' Up! is so cute so I had to get busy and use the bunny from the set for my 3D project and video tutorial this week.

This Easter project goes together quickly with relatively few supplies.  Other than  some Stampin' Up! paper crafting supplies, you'll need 8-10 inches of craft wire.

Stampin' Up! Life in the Forest Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial below or, if you prefer,on my You Tube channel HERE.

Someone will be chosen to win the supplies here to create this little Easter box so be sure to leave a comment here below this post.

Thank you for visiting and watching this Stampin' Up! video tutorial!

New Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and a Card Idea for Your Bestie


Stampin' Up! Card Idea for your Bestie!

How about a handmade card idea for a bestie?  Here's one with a fun sentiment created with one of the Hostess Sets in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog--Making A Point! It's one of my favorite hostess sets EVER!
Want to know how to get this set for FREE? E-mail me and I'll fill you in!


Stampin' Up Hostess Set - Making a Point


See the new Weekly Specials HERE in the Online Store.



AND...there are still some great selections in the CLEARANCE RACK HERE!...While Supplies Last!

Shop now and earn a FREE Gift! 

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration continues and you'll receive a FREE gift with your $50 in product purchase!  Choose one for each $50 in purchase!

Take advantage of all these Stampin' Up! specials and savings today!

Want An Easy Nugget Wrap for Party or DIY Wedding Favors?

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial

While working on different ideas for DIY wedding favors, I decided to pull out my Envelope Punch Board (133774).  The plan was to use silver wrapped chocolate nuggets so the wrap needed to be small but also really cute!  

These tiny envelope wraps started out as a 2 3/4" square of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper (132993). The colors in this collection are beautiful and perfect for spring and Easter but would also work with solid card stock and ribbon to match any DIY brides wedding decor.

Take a look at the video below or over on You Tube, then take out your Envelope Punch Board and have fun!

Thank you for watching this video tutorial using the Envelope Punch Board for a DIY Wedding or Party favor!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Life at Home and Giveaway Announcement

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I enjoy the luxury of working from home (or, wherever I am!) and flexible hours.  Yesterday morning, I decided to work a bit and "the hubs" was up and out the door early to see what treasures he could find at local flea markets and yard sales.  Although there was a temporary regretful feeling for not joining him, it quickly subsided when I emersed myself in "working" on something I love.

Within an hour, he surprised me with a couple of finds!  Take a look:

Wooden Stool for Work Table
Children's Art Easel=Future Card Display

Total price for the two items: $3.50!
The top of the easel opens for storage.  There is a chalk board on one side and white board on the other as seen in the photo. Neither is in great shape.
Have any ideas for these treasures?
Chalk Paint on both?
Restore chalkboard on one side of the easel?
Cork board to display cards?

Now for the giveaway announcement...
Congratulations to Tina Galeana!  Tina will be receiving the supplies to create a basket like one of these...

Stampin' Up! Mini Easter Basket

Tina, please e-mail me with your mailing address and I'll put your project supplies in the mail next week!

Thank you all for stopping by today and be sure to visit my blog next for more Stampin' Up! project ideas and another giveaway!

DIY Card Making- Stampin' Up! Happy Watercolor

DIY Card Making- Stampin' Up! Happy Watercolor

DIY Card making is a fun way to express your creative side and share a bit of happiness and love with others.  Try this idea using the Stampin' Up! Happy Watercolor set (wood, clear). Making two of the same style at once is a time saver!  One to send now and one for later!


  • The card bases were made from a left over piece of another project measuring at 5 x 7 each and scored in the middle at 3 1/2.
  • Happy Watercolor DSP provided the back drop...2 strips cut at 5 x 1 1/2.
  • The bottom strip was stamped and embossed with the floral stem from the Happy Watercolor set.
  • A cut piece of Tea Lace Doilies was adhered at the "seam" of the two dsp pieces to add as a backdrop for the main image. 
  • Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon creates the border along the "seam".
  • The large bloom from Happy Watercolor set was stamped and embossed on Watercolor paper, colored with ink and an Aqua Painter then punched with a 1 3/4 Circle Punch.
  • A complimentary piece of the DSP was punched with the Decorative Label punch.
  • Both punched pieces were sponged around the edges with a coordinating ink color and mounted on the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The "hi" sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration set "Banner Blast" and punched with the Sale-A-Bration Banner punch. 
Stampin' Up! Happy Watercolor DIY Cardmaking

Find the supplies you need for your DIY Card making including the Stampin' Up! Happy Watercolor set in the Online Store here ... and remember, there's a FREE gift with each $50 product purchase!

Customer Q & A: Stampin' Up! My Paper Pumpkin

Stampin' Up! My Paper Pumpkin February 2014

  This precious bag project is courtesy of the February kit for My Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up! This kit contains the supplies needed to create 5 of these bags...loads of crafty goodness!

After posting pics of the kit here and on Ink and Inkspirations on Facebook, Nancy C. posted a question...

"Do they give you ideas on how to use the products?"

Watch the video below or over on You Tube for my response.

Thank you for tuning in for this Customer Q & A for My Paper PumpkinClick here to find out more about this monthly kit of crafting fun!

The Cutest My Paper Pumpkin Ever!

stampin up my paper pumpkin
Stampin' Up! My Paper Pumpkin

Stampin' Up! has done a revamp of the My Paper Pumpkin kits and this one for February is awesome! 
I am really hesitant to show you...I know you'll be sorry you haven't subscribed yet! 

Each month, it's like getting an awesome crafty surprise in your mailbox!  And, right now when you subscribe (as new subcriber), you'll get a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Markers with your Welcome Kit.  The Welcome Kit is the first kit for all new subscribers and has the supplies to make some really cute cards and includes a clear mount block that you'll use with all your Paper Pumpkin kits.

After breaking the seal on the tissue, this is what I found...

Photopolymer Stamps!

Photopolymer stamps in the My Paper Pumpkin kit!!! I was so excited that I forgot to take a picture of the little Stampin' Spot!

Next...a bag full of fun!

A bag full of embellishments!

Lots of ribbon and twine and cute little clothespins!

Great little bags...5 bags!

Five great bags and... die cuts including an alphabet to spell out a name or a greeting!

Alpha Die Cuts
More die cuts for the bag banner

And, with all of these supplies, you can create 5 of these!

Stampin' Up! February My Paper Pumpkin

With all the cute-ness in this kit, I'm excited to get started and can't wait to see the March Kit.  Sign up now and you'll be talking about the cutest My Paper Pumpkin ever!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Mini Easter Basket 2014 and a Giveaway

Stampin' Up! Mini Easter Basket 2014

It's time to start your spring creations so here's a video tutorial for my first Easter project for 2014...a cute, mini Easter basket!

This Easter basket is created with the Petite Purse die from Stampin' Up! Actually, it's what I like to call the Petite Purse Reversed also seen here in one of my Stampin' Up! video tutorials from 2013.

It's an easy Easter project to create and with just a couple of alterations, your Petite Purse becomes a basket!


Stampin' Up! Mini Easter Basket and Video Tutorial


Watch the how-to in the video tutorial below or over on You Tube, if you prefer.

Leave a comment below and just let me know if you're ready for Spring!  One of you will be receiving the supplies to create one of these little baskets!

Thank you for watching my first Easter project of the season in this video tutorial using the Stampin' Up! Petite Purse die.

New Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, a Fun Card Idea, and More Savings!

Stampin' Up! Geometrical- Hooray for today's Specials!

Hooray for Tuesday and the announcement of the New Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and even more savings as you shop for your paper crafting needs!

First, a bit about our "Hooray for" today card idea comes by way of my attendance to the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in January.  The tag was one of the make and takes for Leadership attendees as well as the gift the Geometrical stamp set (wood bundle-134941, clear bundle-134942) for all in attendance!  Love the bright colors and the use of the Essentials Wooden Elements as seen in this video tutorial on my blog yesterday.


Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

New Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

See details on all these Weekly Specials HERE in the Online Store! sure to take a look at all the new additions to the CLEARANCE RACK HERE!...While Supplies Last!

Shop now and earn a FREE Gift! 

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration continues and you'll receive a FREE gift with your $50 in product purchase!  Which gift will you choose?

Take advantage of all these Stampin' Up! specials and savings today!

Stampin' Up! Birthday Card and Video Tutorial- Starburst Sayings

Starburst sayings birthday card stampin up
Stampin' Up! Starburst Sayings Birthday Card

The star of our Stampin' Up! video tutorial today is the Starburst Sayings birthday card!  I love this set and the coordinating framelits.  And, these are available as a bundle in the Occasions Catalog.

Starburst Sayings and Framelits Bundles:

wood mount- 134817

clear mount- 134818


Stampin up card idea video tutorial starburst sayings birthday
Starburst Sayings and Essentials Wooden Elements from Stampin' Up!


Also featured are the Essentials Wooden Elements (132258) fun and easy to stamp! There are some starburst pieces in that little collection that are the perfect size for three of the images in the Starburst Sayings set. Watch the video below for the how-to or if you prefer, on You Tube HERE.

Thank you for visiting and watching the Stampin' Up! video tutorial for this Starburst Sayings birthday card!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Life at Home: Stamp Club and a Surprise for Janet

Stampin' Up! Stamp Club
Stampin' Up! Stamp Club

It's been a busy weekend in the life of this Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Church activities, stamp club prep, and a day long Valentine date on Friday have all blessed my life!

On Friday, the "hubs" took me out to eat for breakfast, lunch, and supper!  We saw a movie and he even took me to a local craft store so that I could browse and get ideas for upcoming projects. That's my valentine!

Now, enough of the mushy stuff!  I want to announce that Janet Tedrow will receive the supplies to create one of the bags seen HERE and in this photo.


Janet, be sure to e-mail me with your mailing address.  

Thank you all for visiting today and let me know if you need anything.  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator!

A Tried and True Stampin' Up! Stamp Set, Lovely As A Tree

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree Card Idea


Whenever I need to create a handmade card and I have a block about what to use or how to create, I have a tried and true Stampin' Up! stamp set that never lets me down...Lovely As A Tree.

This set has been in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog for years and is probably the most versatile set I own. It can work for any occasion including "Praying for You" cards and sympathy cards.  (The sentiment is from Thoughts and Prayers (wood, clear). And, I can't tell you how many Christmas cards I've made using this set.

Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree

So, if you need one set that is going to be a "go-to" tool that can work for anything with a change of the sentiment, go with the tried and true Lovely as a Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up! found here in the online store in both wood mount and clear mount.

Happy Valentine's Day! -Stampin' Up! Valentine Card Idea

Stampin' Up! Valentine Card Idea

Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day and sharing a final Stampin' Up! Valentine card idea for 2014!

This card features the dip dyed look using strips of card stock rather than ink. The card is a top fold measuring 4 1/4" and 5 1/2". The strips of card stock measure 1" x 4 1/4". The strips were placed on the card front before adhering to get spacing.  The top and  bottom strips were adhered first and the three other strips were spaced in beween.  The card front was run through the Texture Boutique to tie it all together with an all over texture.

Stampin' Up! Valentine Card Hearts A Flutter

The focal point consists of Hearts A Flutter images and framelits and a "love you" sentiment from a past My Paper Pumpkin kit.
If you'd like to see more Stampin' Up! Valentine projects from Valentine Week on ink and inspirations, take a look HERE, HERE, and HERE!