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Video - Tiny Treat Bag

Looking for a cute Christmas table favor or stocking stuffer?  How about classroom treats or Secret Santa gifts?  These Tiny Treat Bags are quick and fun to make with the help of this video tutorial, template, and dimensions I prepared for you. Grab your Simply Scored scoring tool and your favorite Designer Series Paper (I used 'This Christmas'  DSP from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog) and make a Tiny Treat Bag along with me. 

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Video - Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

Let me teach you how to make a Pop-Up Gift Card Holder just in time for your holiday gift giving.  This does fit in a standard A-2 size envelope for easy mailing, just like your 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cards. Give it a try!  You'll want to use this for Christmas, birthdays, graduations, and more.


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More cards featuring Fancy Folds & Creative Creases

Here are the last of my August card swaps from members of my Stampin' Up! team, Mary's Merry Stampers.  Want to be a part of monthly card swaps and gather and make friends with others who share your love of stamping and paper crafting?  Why not purchase a Starter Kit and find out what Stampin' Up! can do for you with the support of me and the Merry Stampers.  Contact me or go to my website to get more information on Joining Stampin' Up!  You simply can't go wrong by purchasing the Starter Kit for $99 where you get to choose $125 of Stampin' Up! products and have it shipped free.  That's a $26 savings in product costs plus an additional savings of $12.50 because, it's true, shipping is free on your starter kit purchase. Wow, $125 of product for just $99 plus tax and no shipping.

Garden in Bloom Stamp Set, Moroccan Designer Series Paper
Created by Amelia Smith


Hello You Thinlits Dies, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper, Medium Star Punch
Created by Edith Hulsmann


Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set
Created by Jaime Seiter


Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set, Snow Flurry Punch
Created by Sharon Shreve


Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper, Pansy Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch
Created by Judith Plott


More Fancy Folds & Creative Creases from Mary's Merry Stampers

Here are two swap cards I received from Stampin' Up! team members Debby Price and .  They both created z-fold cards with an added z-strip for even more dimension.  These cards certainly have the "WOW" factor.  I can't wait to CASE these for some upcoming stamp classes and probably share one or two on future blog posts too!

Seaside Shore Stamp Set & By the Shore Designer Series Paper
Created by Debby Price


Flower Shop Stamp Set, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch
Created by Jackie Mayer

Flower Shop Stamp Set, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch

Here, Merry Stampers Team Member Beth Jones puts a different twist on the z-fold card.  I love the whole card, but the basket of apples inside was a delightful surprise.

Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, Hearth & Home Framelits Dies
Created by Beth Jones


Merry Stampers Team Swaps - Fancy Folds & Creative Creases

What a wonderfully talented and fun group of demonstrators I have on my team, Mary's Merry Stampers.  Take a look at some of the fabulous card swaps I received from them at our August gathering.  They are all wonderful, a bit difficult to photograph, but I wanted you to be able to see the "fancy folds" and "creative creases".

If you enjoy creating and sharing and/or would like to do more of it, please consider joining my team.  Near or far, big business or small or simply a hobby, we have something for everyone!  Contact me to start getting a discount on all your Stampin' Up! purchases and so much more including new friends who love to do what you do...stamping, memory keeping, and paper crafting!

Playful Palette DSP Stack with Peekaboo Peach
Created by Sandie Blessing
Playful Palette DSP Stack with Peekaboo Peach


Layering Love Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! in Peekaboo Peach
Created by Jenny Gilbert
Lots of Love Stamp Set with Peekaboo Peach DSP
Created by Vicki McFarland
Flower Shop Stamp Set & Pansy Punch
Created by Tracy Dahling


Red, White, and Blue Tri-Fold Card

Today, I'm featuring a Tri-Fold card created by Stampin' Up! Demo Diva, Bobbye Goetz.  What a great gift card enclosure to send a loved one in the military!  Simply use a little snail adhesive to the back of the gift card and adhere to the inside of your card.  You can use a little silver trim or ribbon to secure the tri-fold card shut.

Bobbye's card base measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and is scored at 2" and 5 1/4" on the long side.  The small flap is the top.  Her Real Red strips are 1/2" wide.  Bobbye used the 3 smallest stars in the Stars Framelits Dies to embellish this card.  The sentiment inside Bobbye's card is from The Wilderness Awaits stamp set and is perfect for a veteran or military person.

Stars Framelits Dies The Wilderness Awaits stamp set & Stars Framelits Dies IMG_5548

Book Box for Standard A-2 Size Cards

You may have seen my April 25th post showing you how to make a Book Box to hold 3 1/2" x 5" note cards and envelopes. In the You Tube video below, I show you how to make a Book Box for standard A-2 size cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and envelopes.  It's just as quick and easy but with different dimensions.  Templates are included.  My next few posts will show the 6 different cards I included in my book box along with dimensions and supply lists.  I featured the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and Birthday Blooms stamp set.  I can't wait to make more book boxes and card sets featuring new Stampin' Up! designer series papers, colors, and more!  Just wait until you see the new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog with products being available to order beginning June 1st.  You will love it!

I hope you give this project a try.  I'd love to see yours.  Feel free to send me a photo.  I love hearing from you and seeing your projects too.  



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My Stampin' Up! On Stage 2016 Stampin' Presentation

The Stampin' Up! You Tube video of my New Stamp Set Showcase presentation at On Stage Live 2016 is here!  What an honor it was for me to be asked to be a presenter at this Stampin' Up! event held last month in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I was sent the brand new Every Occasion stamp set that will be available to order June 1st and simply told to create some projects that Stampin' Up! demonstrators could implement in their business.  What fun I had creating, and then came the presenting. The excitement and energy among my Stampin' Up! family was HUGE and helped tame my nerves, and I had a blast!  I would very much welcome the opportunity to present to Stampin' Up! demonstrators again.  They are fun and energizing.  It's a wonderful experience to gather with so many creative, supporting, and encouraging Stampin' Up! demonstrators to share project ideas and business tips and learn and grow together.  I will be having classes this summer on many of my presentation projects with the brand new Happy Occasion stamp set.  The video also shows Meg Loven's New Stamp Set presentation as well.  

Please consider joining my Stampin' Up! family and sharing your love and passion for paper crafting with others just like you while enjoying a discount on all your Stampin' Up! orders as well as other demonstrator benefits.  Join now, and you too can be a part of the SU! demonstrator pre-order this month.  We don't have to wait until June 1st to get our hands on some of the new catalog products.  You can check out details on my website by clicking on the JOIN link or contact me directly to discuss the Stampin' Up! opportunity.  My team and I welcome EVERYONE...from hobbyists who just want a great deal on their Starter Kit (you choose what you want) and enjoy a discount on their future purchases to people who want to make extra $ by building a business (large or small) and everyone in between.


Again, be looking for announcements on classes with many of the projects (or similar) you see in this video. 

Book Box for 3 1/2" x 5" Note Cards & Envelopes

Learn to make a quick and easy Book Box.   The Book Box in this video tutorial is sized to hold a set of 3 1/2" x 5" Note Cards & Envelopes.  The video contains templates and how to information making it easy for you to make this box at home.  In addition, I also show you in the video 4 cards decorated with the beautiful Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and Birthday Blooms Stamp Set.  This project is a great hostess gift, birthday gift, Mother's Day gift, etc. or give it to a family member, co-worker, or friend just because.


Please note that the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper is Retiring soon.  It is available only while supplies last through May 31st.  The Birthday Blooms Stamp Set is being carried over to the new Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog which goes live June 1st. 

I've included here a link to the updated Retiring List.  A selection of retiring products are discounted.  Those items that have already sold out are marked with an "X".


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