Stampin’ Up! Turns 30!

During the past few weeks, I’ve posted a few things relating to Stampin’ Up!’s 30th year in business. Last week I was in Orlando for the annual convention and celebration of 30 years. What a great time! Fun and exhausting! Often times at convention, demonstrators make little gifts for one another. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t in my schedule this time. However, two of my down line got together and created a darling gift! It’s clear they know that Stampin’ Up! Turns 30!

Stampin' Up Turns 30, stampin' Up!, pizza box,


I love those little pizza boxes.

Stampin' Up Turns 30, pizza box, stampin' Up!,

And inside were some adorable note cards/ gift enclosure cards.

Stampin' Up Turns 30, stampin' Up!,



Right Now:

There are some things from the Holiday Catalog that have been so popular that they are selling out. If you’ve had your eyes on any of these things, GET THEM NOW! They are selling out and when they are gone, they will NOT be restocked.


Coming up:


Online Extravaganza is coming next week! Deals start November 23 (Black Friday) through November 28. Check back on November 20 for more details.

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Tea Tins Time

The Holiday Catalog features adorable Tins that will be perfect for holiday gifts or cards (see page 13 ). It occurred to me the other day that I had just ordered some of the Tea Tins from the regular catalog and hadn’t used them yet. We went to a lovely party this weekend and I decorated one to use as a hostess gift.

Copper Tea Tins, Accented Blooms stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Tea Tins:

Heat embossing – one of my favorite things to do! I used some Copper Heat Emboss Powder and then used some Stampin’ Blends to color in the design. I also heat embossed the “Thank You” from the Accented Blooms stamp set. it was pretty easy to use my Paper Snips and cut out the flower piece. The “Thank You” was popped up on some Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off, I added some of the Copper Thread behind and around the design. Just enough.

Copper Tea Tins, Accented Blooms stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!,


I put some tea bags in the tin and then placed the tin in a cello bag. The Copper Trim finished off the packaging.

Copper Tea Tins, Accented Blooms stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!,

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This ‘N That:

Paper Pumpkin, September kit, Stampin' Up!,

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Bonus Days Redemption

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Celebrate July 4th with Red, White and Blueberry Bushel!

Over the weekend, we had a houseful of company for an early July 4 celebration. It was all very “Americana”. We cooked out, saw fireworks, and participated in a golf cart parade. (Scroll to the end for pictures.) I even made a blueberry cake and cherry turnovers for desserts. So of course, I made little gift boxes for everyone with red, white and blue (Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White and Blueberry Bushel.) Here are some of the boxes I made.

Beautiful YOu stamp set, Balloon Celebration stamp set, Blueberry Bushel paper, ink, ribbon, July 4th, boxes, Stampin' Up!,

I later added the names under the “Celebrate” sentiment.

Design Notes for Blueberry Bushel Boxes:

I first saw Ronda Wade make these boxes on one of her weekly videos. So easy! It’s a one piece box that is made from one piece of card stock. I’ve written up a tutorial for you with lots of photos. All you need to do is click on the title here. Directions for Treat Box.

Beautiful You stamp set, Balloon Celebration stamp set, Blueberry Bushel paper, ink, ribbon, July 4th, boxes, Stampin' Up!,

When you create your treat box, you can decorate it however you like. I used a 2″ wide strip of Whisper White Card Stock. To create the stars, I used a stamp from the Balloon Celebrations stamp set and Versamark ink. Some heat and Silver Embossing Powder gave it a little sparkle. More sparkle was added with the Silver Glimmer Paper. The “Celebrate” sentiment is from the Beautiful You stamp set. The circles are Starburst Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and 1 1/2″ Circle Punch. After I put the band on, I added some Lovely Lipstick or Blueberry Bushel ribbon. Easy, right?


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So Many Good Things in July!

If you are like me, you want to have all the ink colors! Well, do you want to get a whole set of colors for FREE? That’s 10 ink pads! In-Colors, Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, Your choice! This is in addition to the fabulous deal for getting the starter kit – $99 for $125 in merchandise (with FREE shipping on that!) ,

Recruit incentive

On Sunday, the sale on Designer Paper began. Please email me ([email protected]) with your order. Or you can go to my 24-7 on-line store.

DSP Sale


Also, don’t forget that you can now purchase the new colors of Stampin’ Blends! Just add them to your order.

Blends from catalog, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!,


Thanks for stopping by today!


Oh, here are some pictures from the Golf Cart Parade.

Broadway Birthday Gift Bag and Card!

Confession time – when I first looked at the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, Broadway Birthday was not on my Wish List. And believe me, my Wish List was pretty long! But, for the month of June, the Paper Pumpkin kit featured stamps and projects that coordinate with the Broadway Bound Suite. (See my cards and scrap book projects here.)  That was all I needed. The Broadway Bound Suite items moved to the top of my list! I recently saw a video that Ronda Wade made where she demonstrated how to create a gift bag and card from two pieces of designer series paper. It seemed perfect for this paper. What a fun project.

Broadway Birthday stamp set, Broadway Bound Suite, Broadway Lights Framelits, Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series paper, Birthday, Stampin' Up!,


Design Notes for Broadway Birthday Gift Bag:

The bag went together so quickly! There was a piece of paper left over for a card. I saved it for another time and used a different paper from the same package, Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper. The coordinating Framelits, Broadway Lights,  made it easy to cut out the “Wish” and marquee pieces. I finished off the “Wish” with the stamped  “Make A” and one of the Candle Embellishments. The Candle Embellishments are so cute and even have adhesive on the back.

Broadway Birthday stamp set, Broadway Bound Suite, Broadway Lights Framelits, Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series paper, Birthday, Stampin' Up!,

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Big News:

There are two things you need to know about

New colors of Stampin’ Blends are now available!

Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s a list of all of the Blends available. The ones with the Red “N” are new.

Blends from catalog, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!,

The other big news is that starting tomorrow, there is a SALE on Designer Paper. Buy 3 packages, get 1 for FREE!

DSP Sale

Order on line at my 24-7 on line store or email me ([email protected]) with your order.

Hope you are having a great day.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



A Cute Box to Share What You Love

I love boxes. When I started thinking about today’s project, I decided was going to make a box. Make a box? Then rational thought took over. “Use a Mini Pizza Box.” All I needed to do was cover it with some Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.

Mini Pizza box, #GDP140, Share what You Love DSP, Stampin' Up! ,

I created this project for this week’s Global Design Project Challenge. It was a “Case the Designer” challenge. This week’s designer was the ever so clever, Brian King.

Design Notes for Share What You Love Box:

The Share What You Love Designer Series Paper is beautiful. You really need to see it for yourself. Each piece has one side that has a pearlized effect. Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and they have added a few pearl things as part of the celebration.

I decided to add a little extra touch to the box by adding some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon all around the sides. Easy to do with a little SNAIL Adhesive.

Mini Pizza box, #GDP140, Share what You Love DSP, Stampin' Up! ,

I also wrapped a little of the ribbon around the paper for the top of the box and tied a few knots to add some texture. The tag was made with the new Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. Next, I added some flowers that I cut from a different piece of the Designer Paper. I added some stamped flowers from the Love What You Do stamp set. The flowers were colored in with a little Grapefruit Grove ink and an Aqua Painter before I sponged that piece a bit with the Grapefruit Grove ink.


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It’s Not Too Late, But It’s Close:

Yes, there are just a few more days to order from the Retirement Lists. If there is something you want, get it today!

Here are the lists:

Annual Catalog: AC Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog: OCC Retired List-US