2018-2019 Annual Catalog Feed

First Steps - Baby Boy & Girl

These sweet baby cards... I fell in love with those little toes!  Very cute set.  Check out the full set to see all the phrases and Hand Prints too. My supply list is below. 

I used the Rectangular Stitched Framelits.  These are great and they mat each other so no guessing on cutting your paper the correct size.  Just chose two framelits and cut. 




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Emboss Resist Technique

I had another fun card challenge put before me, so I accepted.  Although the theme was using Abstract Impressions, (I am in the New Occasions and Sale-a-Bration mode...),  I decided to join in. 

Besides a specific stamp set, my other challenge was to use the colors of Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, and So Saffron. What a great combination!


So Saffron Card Base is cut 11" x 4-1/4" then scored at 5-1/2

Granny Apple Green mat is 5-5/16" x 4-1/16"

Whisper White is 5-1/4" x 4"

Using the largest flower stamp and VersaMark ink, randomly stamp around the edges of the Whisper White.  Cover VersaMark with Clear Embossing Powder (you could use White powder too),  and then heat emboss. 

Next, using a Sponge Dauber with Melon Mambo ink, I rubbed over the floral images.  Next, take a baby wipe or slightly damp paper towel and wipe off the excess ink from the clear embossed flowers.  Water-based ink does not dry well over embossing powder so you need to wipe it off.  

Stamp a few leaves, a word or two.... and you have created the background of your card. 

Die Cut two (2) butterflies from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits (bundled with Abstract Impressions).  The bottom butterfly, I again used sponge daubers to add Melon Mambo, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green ink.  Lay the plain white butterfly over top, flex their wings and add some Rhinestones. 

Oh!  My Strips of paper for added interest:   whisper white 1/2" x 4"    and So Saffron 3/4" x 4"

Hope you enjoyed!  Let me know if you would like to see a video on this.   Leave me a comment. 

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The Swirls of Christmas with Stylish Christmas

Are you in the heart of your Christmas festivities?  I sure am.  Did a lot of shopping this weekend and the community concert band I play in had another concert tonight.  A local church was gracious to give us a rehearsal space this year as our former location went under renovation.  We decided to stay at the church so we offered their congregation a free concert to say thank you.  Actually, we did a summer fanfare and now Christmas.  It is nice to play for a larger audience.  Our mission is playing for rehab and assisted living facilities in the area and sometimes there are only 10 people listening. 

Today's card features the stamp set, Stylish Christmas.  I am in love with the swirls that come in the set.  It is in the Annual Catalog so you will be able to get this one for at least six more months. Which I like because poinsettias can be for general winter themed cards, not just for the holidays.


Make sure to check out the following pictures to see close up details.  Those swirls are embossed in silver and the mat paper is Silver Foil.  We stamped the poinsettia in Pool Party on Whisper White then on a scrap piece of Whisper White.  The poinsettia on scrap white was fussy cut with Stampin' Up! Paper Snips scissors (the best!) and adhered with Dimensions.  

I've included a photo of the stamped inside so you have a complete card sample.

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Online Extravaganza Starts Nov. 23, 2018


Don't miss out on these deals!  Here is the schedule of items and when they are on sale. 

SHOP and use Hostess code QHHKFRHJ.  If order is $150+ in product do not use this code and earn your own Hostess dollars!


  • bags
  • brads & buttons
  • cards and envelopes
  • cardstock
  • designer series paper
  • embossing material
  • glitter
  • ribbons
  • twine
  • specialty paper
  • tags
  • washi tape

November 25-26:  STAMPS & KITS

  • stamp sets
  • project kits
  • card kits
  • kit refills
  • memories & more
  • punch box kits

November 27-28:  TOOLS & INK

  • adhesives
  • applicators
  • cleaners
  • cutting tools
  • embossing folders
  • framelits & thinlits
  • ink pads
  • ink refills
  • markers
  • punches
  • scoring tools
  • stamp blocks and cases

Sales items are from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog only.  Items excluded are Paper Pumpkin, Big Shot, Stamparadas, hostess stamp sets, and bundles

NOTE:  Even though bundles are excluded... you can get 10% off the stamp set one day and 10% off another day on the dies.  That is like getting the 20% bundle discount!!!

Stylish Christmas with a Tip or Two

Christmas is coming so boy, I better start posting all my card projects.  With just returning from OnStage (Stampin' Up! convention) in Orlando, the prep before hand, I am behind. 

I love this card, from the Flap Fold to the color of Merry Merlot, it just says Christmas to me!   Be sure to check out my Events Calendar for my upcoming class featuring this set.  Not local or cannot make in-person class, let me know and I will mail you the stamp set and all pieces for the 9 cards.  Include $7.00 for postage.  You can add on any items you may not have like ink or embossing folder. 

 The Copper Foil sheet is embossed with the Swirls & Curls Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder really pops and adds that needed shine. 

I have made a printable PDF so that you can download and save.  The possibilities are endless for this Folding Flap Card.  You can make it for any occasion.  

Download Stylish Christmas Folding Flap Card

Don't have a Big Shot?  #simplestamping technique.  Use a piece of Designer series paper in place of the Copper Foil Sheet and Embossing Folder or stamp your own background like I did on the inside of the card. 

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