Spooky Halloween Gatefold Card

Spooky Halloween Gatefold Card

Join me on YouTube Tuesday September 22nd at 8pm eastern for a fun spooky Halloween gatefold card!  I’ve demonstrated gatefold cards for you before when I made the Timeless Tropical cards.  Look closely at this spooky Halloween gatefold card!  It’s a different variation and you will have a blast making it along with me!!

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DIY Stationery Box

Stationery Box DIY

Join me this Tuesday, September 15th at 8pm on my YouTube channel where we can watch together as I show you how to make a fun stationery box. My stationery box DIY project is really easy and makes the perfect addition to a set of handmade greeting cards.

Template and Tutorial

YouTube Premiere broadcast details:

  • Tuesday, September 15th
  • 8pm eastern
  • Stamping with Charlene YouTube channel
  • Watch with me LIVE, comment, ask questions

The template and measurements will be available on the video on YouTube.  I’ll walk you through how to make the box step by step. For my stationery box, I used the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper so that my box would coordinate with the “So Much Happy” cards I made HERE and HERE.

Let’s Look at the Box

Isn’t it so fun?!  When you see how easy it is to make, you will want to make several!!

The box has a divider inside so you can separate the cards and envelopes, or put cards and envelopes in one part and pens and postage stamps in the other part.

Stampin Up DIY Stationery Box

12 x 12 Cardstock

To make the DIY stationery box, you’ll need two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock. Stampin’ Up! offers 12 x 12 cardstock in color families.  If you are going to use the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper to make your stationery box or if you would like to make more than one box, I suggest you purchase either the Subtles 12 x 12 cardstock or the Brights 12 x 12 cardstock.  These options offer the most colors that will coordinate with the colors in the Playing with Patterns DSP.

See you Tuesday on YouTube!!


The supplies I used to make the stationery box are listed below.

DIY Stationery Box Stampin Up Tutorial

Hallows Night Magic: September Card Class in the Mail

Hallows Night Magic:  September Card Class in the Mail

Let’s make some Hallows Night Magic!  My September Card Class in the Mail includes five different Halloween double easel fold designs (you’ll receive enough supplies to make two each of five designs) using all of the items from the Hallows Night Magic Bundle on pages 52-54 in the Mini Catalog.  The cards are all different but are made with one easy layout.  They are fantastic and they double as gift card and/or candy holders!


I’ll show you how to create this FUN double easel fold card during my “Almost Live Stamping with Charlene” YouTube event. The pre-recorded video will go LIVE on Tuesday, Sept. 8th at 8pm eastern.  I’ll be there LIVE to watch the video along with you and interact with your comments and answer your questions.

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you’ll receive an email reminder about the event. Just click HERE and then click “Subscribe.” Be sure to also click the little “bell” icon. It’s free to subscribe and you won’t receive any spam emails from me.

I’m calling it “Almost Live” because LIVE video broadcasting a tutorial is just too darn difficult! I don’t have a “team” behind-the-scenes to assist me – that’s okay 🙂 – and I’d rather concentrate on bringing you the best free paper crafting tutorials instead of worrying about bringing you the content live. It will happen one day, but for now, we’ll just call it “Almost Live Stamping with Charlene.” Sound good?

For the foreseeable future, I plan on pre-recording my video tutorials and then watching them LIVE along with you. It’s much easier this way for a couple of reasons.  First,  I’ll be able to take care of all of the technical difficulties beforehand and we can just concentrate on the card making together!  Second, I’ll be able to pretty much guarantee that I will be able to post a new video every week without having to worry about my Tuesday night availability.  (I also work as a lifestyle model, and I never know my schedule. By pre-recording my videos, I’ll almost certainly be able to watch along with you without the unpredictability of my schedule.)

Hallows Night Magic Stampin Up Card

What Will Halloween 2020 Look Like?

I have a strong feeling that Trick or Treat 2020 will be either cancelled or radically different this year.  As a result, with my September Card Class in the Mail, you’ll be able to make TEN Halloween cards that double as gift card holder and/or candy holders.  They are perfect for your neighbors, nieces, nephews, grandchildren … you name it!

Hallows Night Magic Stampin Up Card Class in the Mail

Five Cards with One Easy Layout

I’ll show you how to create a really easy “double easel fold” card.  I LOVE this card design because it also doubles as a decoration.  It can be displayed on a desk or shelf and add to your Halloween magic. You can decorate the small center part, insert a gift card, insert a small piece of candy, or even insert a small folded bit of money or coins.  You will LOVE it!

What is a “Card Class in the Mail”?

For the month of September, you can read all about the details on my “Card Classes in the Mail” page and watch my YouTube video on Sept. 8th at 8pm eastern.  Here are some details:

What You Purchase/How to Participate: 

  • Order the “Hallows Night Magic Bundle” (Item #155188) or any other products that total $45 (before tax/shipping) from my online store
  • Enter Host Code JPHTTAMY

Additional Items You Will Need if You Want Your Cards to Look Like Mine:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Tear and Tape Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots
  • Die cut and emboss machine
  • 1-1/2″ circle punch
  • Tailored Tag Punch

What You Receive:

  • Pre-cut, pre-scored cardstock (enough for ten cards)
  • Pre-cut Magic in the Night Designer Series Paper (enough for ten cards)
  • Metallic Mesh Ribbon (enough for ten cards)
  • Iridescent Pearls (enough for ten cards)
  • Pre-cut Black Glitter Paper (cut to fit the Halloween Magic Dies you will need to die cut – enough for ten cards)
  • Pre-cut cardstock for sentiments and other die cut pieces (enough for ten cards)
  • Ten Square Vellum Doilies
  • Ten Whisper White Envelopes
  • Free exclusive private link to the video tutorial for all five cards
  • Free shipping

What People are Saying:

  • “I love your videos and your classes in the mail!  It’s so easy to follow along and make the cards!” – Angie G.
  • “I’m not intimidated to use my Stampin’ Up! supplies anymore!  I just watch your videos and follow along.  I love the pre-cut supplies.  It makes it so easy for me to make cards now!” – Patricia C.
  • “Your cards are gorgeous!  I’m so happy that you’ve made it so easy for us to copy what you do!” – Rose G.


“So Much Happy” Double Easel Fold Card

“So Much Happy” Double Easel Fold Card

September Reward Code:

Hi, Friends!  Happy September!  The Reward Code for the month is

JPHTTAMY.  Read all about my Reward Program so you can earn a free Stampin’ Up! item from me!

You’re Invited:

Join me LIVE on YouTube, Tuesday September 1st at 8pm eastern!  I’ll show you how to create a “So Much Happy” double easel fold card.  I’ve been doing a weekly live how-to tutorial every Tuesday night for two months now, and every week I promise you that I have the technology part of things all figured out.  Wrong!  Every week there has been one calamity after another!  Like I say, come for the fun and stay for the bloopers! 

“So Much Happy” Double Easel Fold Card:

I’ll be using almost all of the same supplies I used for last week’s Shaker Card tutorial and the Easy Fun Fold Card I showed you a few weeks ago. You will love tomorrow night’s video when I show you how to create a completely different card with the same supplies! Take a look, and please join me on YouTube! Once you click on the link and arrive at my channel, but sure to click the “subscribe” button and click the little “bell” icon so you’ll receive an email alert whenever I go LIVE or post a new video. 🙂

"So Much Happy" Double Easel Fold Card
Stampin Up "So Much Happy" Double Easel Fold Card
Stampin Up "So Much Happy" Double Easel Fold Card


Stampin Up YouTube Tutorial "So Much Happy" Double Easel Fold Card

Supply List:

Make a Fun and Easy Shaker Card!

So Much Happy Shaker Card

Join me LIVE on YouTube!

When:  Tuesday, August 25th

Time:  8pm eastern

Hi, Friends!  I’ll be LIVE on YouTube on Tuesday, August 25th at 8pm with the “So Much Happy” bundle from Stampin’ Up! showing YOU how to easily create a fun and easy shaker card.  It’s really easy and really fun! Please join me!  I’ll show you the step-by-step process to make a shaker card that will really wow your friends! Here is a sample of the card I’ll be making:


Make an Easy and Fun Shaker Card

Isn’t it so fun?  I love the happy colors!  Please subscribe to my YouTube channel so you’ll receive a reminder email right before the LIVE video begins.  Hopefully, technology will be on my side this week and I’ll be able to view your comments and answer your questions in real-time.  Cross your fingers!

If you have the following supplies, grab them and get ready to stamp along with me!


How to Get the New Stampin Cut and Emboss Machine for $99 plus Free Shipping

How to Get the New Stampin Cut and Emboss Machine for $99 plus Free Shipping

If you joined me on YouTube LIVE tonight, thank you!  It was a disaster!  However, in spite of all the bloopers, isn’t the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine so cool?  I love how compact it is, making it easy to store and to transport.  I enjoyed showing you how to use the different plates that come with the Cut and Emboss Machine to create the Good Morning Magnolia Cards.  The numbering system on the plates makes it so easy to use the 3D Embossing Folders, the regular Embossing Folders, and the dies. Now I’m going to tell you how you can get the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine for $99 with free shipping!

Watch the video HERE.

Let’s talk again about how you can get the machine NOW for $99, plus free shipping, plus an additional $5 product:



Do you love paper crafts?  If so, join my team and become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  It’s very easy to do by visiting the “Join” page on my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website.  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain! There is no commitment and no obligation to make any further purchases.  But you’ll want to!


  • receive a discount on all future orders
  • be among the first to receive information on upcoming promotions
  • the ability to pre-order products before they are released
  • receive free products
  • attend Stampin’ Up!  events
  • if you choose to never place another order, it is perfectly okay!  The stamping police won’t knock on your door!  Promise!


For only $99:

  • select $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products (this ships free!)
  • you’ll receive business supplies like order forms, etc.
  • receive a discount on the highest quality paper crafting products on the market
  • do as little or as much as you want with your demonstratorship.  Some join for the wonderful business opportunity, while others join for the discount, community of paper crafters, and Stampin’ Up! events
  • my help! You’ll become a part of my personal Stampin’ Up! group!
  • the opportunity to have your own demonstrator business website through Stampin’ Up!


  • I can’t think of a reason! Can you?!?

I would love to help you explore the opportunities that Stampin’ Up! offers. Sign up on your own at charlenestamps.stampinup.net, or email me at stampingwithcharlene@gmail.com and I will guide you through the process of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Do you love paper crafts?  If so, join my team and become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  It’s very easy to do by visiting the “Join” page on my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website.


  • Some demonstrators choose to run their own home-based business selling creative products that inspire people
  • Other demonstrators choose to take advantage of the demonstrator discount, sense of community, and Stampin’ Up! events
  • YOU choose what to do! All that is required is that you meet the quarterly minimum in sales. I can honestly tell you that after eighteen (18) years as a demonstrator, I have NEVER had a problem meeting the quarterly sales minimum.  NEVER!
  • If you don’t meet the quarterly minimum sales requirement, NOTHING will happen to you.  Your demonstratorship will expire, and you can return to placing your orders through me
  • Demonstrators enjoy constant support and ideas from Stampin’ Up!, making their work easier, more beautiful, and … an absolute blast

Here is a slideshow of the supplies I used:

stampin' cut and emboss machine

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine LIVE YouTube Tutorial

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine LIVE YouTube Tutorial

You’re Invited!

Please Join Me!

What:  YouTube LIVE Premiere!
I’ll be showing you the BRAND NEW Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine!
When:  Tuesday, August 18th
Time:  8pm Eastern
Where:  Stamping with Charlene YouTube Channel (HERE)
Important Info: Set an alert reminder by subscribing to my YouTube channel and clicking the little “bell” icon.  You’ll receive an email when I go LIVE and whenever I post a new video.

Join me as I show you how to use the machine with

  • standard embossing folders
  • 3D embossing folders
  • thinlits and framelits
You’ll be able to leave comments and ask me questions LIVE.
We’ll have a great time!! If you can’t join me LIVE, you’ll be able to easily find the video on my YouTube channel and watch at your leisure.As a BONUS, I’ll also tell you how you can purchase the machine for $99 plus FREE SHIPPING, plus add on an additional $26 of product for no extra charge.(Machine is available to order September 1, 2020, but I’ll share with you how you can get it NOW!)Invite your friends, too!

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine LIVE YouTube Tutorial

For more information, email me at charlene@stampinwithcharlene.com

Remember to add the August Reward Code to your orders so you can receive a bonus item from me in September!
Reward Code:  7Q4KNPND

So Much Happy Bundle from Stampin Up

So Much Happy Bundle from Stampin  Up

If you joined me LIVE on Facebook, you saw me create a fun-fold card using the So Much Happy Bundle from Stampin Up.  As promised, I’m posting the video, dimensions and supplies I used.

I wish I knew the name of this fun-fold, but I don’t! What should we call it?

So Much Happy Bundle from Stampin Up

If you missed the video, you can view it here:

It really is so easy to use the “Happy” die. Like I mention in the video, the sentiments included in the So Much Happy stamp set cover a wide variety of occasions. The Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper has just the right amount of pizzazz to make your cards and projects look “HAPPY!”

Here is the list of the supplies I used to create the two cards that I show in the video. I’m always so “happy” when I can come up with a masculine card design, too. Masculine cards are always so challenging for me. How about you?

Next Tuesday, August 18th, at 8pm eastern, (and going forward) I will be doing my LIVE videos on my YouTube channel. YouTube is easier and more reliable than Facebook, so please join me! Come for the fun and stay for the bloopers! I’m sure there will be plenty!

In the meantime, have fun using your Stampin Up products!! See you soon.


Make a Double Point Fold Card

Make a Double Point Fold Card with Stampin’ Up’s “Poinsettia Place Suite”

Poinsettia Place Suite

I LOVE the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and the Poinsettia Dies from the brand new Stampin Up Mini Catalog.  In fact, the entire Poinsettia Place Suite is absolutely gorgeous beyond words! There are several options for you when it comes to ordering items from the Poinsettia Place Suite.

Poinsettia Place Suite Ordering Options

Take a look a the double point fold card I created today.  The double point fold card is easy to make and looks absolutely stunning. Be sure to keep reading for the link to the tutorial on how to make this fun fold!

poinsettia petals point fold card

Look at the fabulous Beaded Pearls embellishment that I used for the center of the poinsettia.  That little embellishment is stunning enough to make into a pair of earrings!

poinsettia petals card

LIVE Facebook Tutorial and Card Dimensions

If you joined me LIVE on Facebook, you saw me create the Poinsettia Petals card.  If you missed it, you can watch it on my Stampin with Charlene Facebook page.  Here are the dimensions for the card:

  • bottom layer = 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • inside layer = 4′ x 5-1/4″
  • designer series paper pieces = 3″ x 4″, score at 1″ along the 3″ side
  • largest stitched nested framelits die
  • any sentiment

poinsettia petals card

(Last week’s Facebook LIVE card.)

Too Early to Make Christmas Cards?

I know, I know! It’s only the beginning of August.  It’s HOT outside, and it’s time to think about eating hot dogs and watermelon.  But … no one ever said they started making their Christmas cards too soon!  You will be so happy to make them now while you’re spending your late summer nights watching TV.  Start now and take your time!  You’ll thank me!

Five Cards – One Easy Layout: Double Gate-Fold Card Class in the Mail


Five Cards – One Easy Layout:  Double Gate-Fold Card 

Hi, Friends! Since we don’t know when we’ll be able to meet again in person, I’m excited to announce that for the next few months, I’m changing up how I offer my regular monthly card classes. Instead of meeting in my home (which we haven’t been able to do for such a long time now because of our kitchen leak) I’m now offering my classes via mail and video. I’ll send you all the pre-cut supplies FREE when you place an order of $50 or more before tax and shipping from my online store and we’ll stamp together on YouTube!! So FUN!!

If you joined me LIVE on Facebook, you saw me create this fun double gate-fold card using the gorgeous items from the Peony Garden Suite on pages 82-84 of the annual Stampin Up Catalog.  I also showed you four additional card designs using the same gate-fold layout. Five cards, one easy layout! (Previews at the bottom of this post.) Now you can make the cards yourself at home with the pre-cut, pre-scored supplies as part of my August Card Class in the Mail.

Be sure to enter code 7Q4KNPND when you place your online order.

.double gate fold card


  • Place an order from my online store for $50 or more before tax and shipping by Wednesday, August 5th at 11:59 pm eastern time
  • Use this hostess code when you place your order from my online store:


    (Please note that the hostess code for this class is NOT THE SAME as my Monthly Reward Code.)

  • IMPORTANT:  If your order totals $150 or more before tax and shipping, DO NOT enter the hostess code.  You will earn your own hostess rewards when your order reaches $150 before tax and shipping, which means you will earn hostess dollars that you can use to order free items!  You will have to email me if you fall into this ordering category so I will know that you would like me to send you the pre-cut supplies.  If you don’t email me, I won’t know that you want the pre-cut supplies. (Tragic!)  charlene@stampinwithcharlene.com
  • You will receive pre-cut supplies to create TEN (10) cards – TWO (2) each of FIVE (5) designs, plus TEN (10) envelopes.  Your pre-cut supplies will ship free to you from me by First Class USPS mail during the week of August 10th.  The supplies will ship to the address you use when you submit your online order. This program is available to USA addresses ONLY.
  • In addition to the pre-cut card supplies, you’ll also receive the private link to my FREE YouTube video tutorial.  Stamp along with me just as if you were at a class in my living room.  (The only thing missing will be the snacks, stories, and belly laughs!) In the video, I’ll walk you through each card step-by-step.  You can watch at your leisure, pause, rewind, and/or fast-forward as you follow me while I demonstrate for you how to make each card.
  • LIMIT:  ONE KIT (you will only receive ONE  kit on any order $50 or above before tax and shipping)


  • To qualify for the free pre-cut supplies, you can order any products totaling $50 before tax and shipping that you want to!  You do not need to use the same supplies that I use.  If you have stamp sets and dies that you haven’t used in awhile, feel free to use them.  The cards all have the same layout, so you can easily use most stamp sets and dies.
  • The supplies I used are in a slideshow at the bottom of this post.  You can order by clicking on the pictures in the slideshow, or you can order directly from my online store.


  • If you order the supplies that I used (shown below) you will need a die cut machine. (Please note that I am not permitted to pre-cut the stamped images for you per Stampin’ Up! guidelines.  Your pre-cut supplies will not include die cuts, die-cut stamped images or any stamped images or stamped sentiments.)
  • Make sure you have adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and ink!!  You’ll need scissors, too, to trim the ribbon.
  • Orders placed for my card kit do not qualify for my Monthly Reward Program.


  • All of the pre-cut card stock, ribbon, embellishments and envelopes to make ten cards
  • Link to the private YouTube video tutorial


prized peony double gate fold card

double gate fold card

double gate fold card

double gate fold card

Supplies I use for my August Card Class in the mail.  Use these or any supplies you have!