Oh Happy Day Card Kit

Oh Happy Day Card Kit Oh happy day!  That it is!  It’s June 1st, which means TODAY IS THE DAY that you can begin ordering all of the wonderful new stamp sets, 2016-18 In-Colors, embellishments, and project kits from Stampin’ Up!  First thing on my list?  The wonderful Oh Happy Day Card Kit!  I love absolutely everything about this fantastic kit, from the colors, to the stamp set, to the embellishments, to the price!  Take a look: Don’t you love how the colors just jump off the page and make you happy?  The coordinating colors for this kit are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White.  When these yummy Stampin’ Up! colors are combined they just scream “tropical paradise” to me!! ALL OF THIS for only $35 plus tax/shipping.  What a wonderful price!  The kit includes: * Set of 13 photopolymer stamps * 20 card bases and coordinating envelopes * Giftable kraft box * Die-cut glittered chipboard shapes * Embossed sheets * Printed die-cut images * Die-cut gold foil sheet * Die-cut white sheets * Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot * Printed color doilies * Baker’s Twine * Glittered dots * Stampin’ Dimensionals * Acrylic stamp block This is the perfect item to buy if you are new to stamping or if you have been stampin forever.  The kit contains everything a new stamper needs.  For the experienced stamper, it’s fun to have everything all in one place.  Either way, you can assemble the kit all at once so you have a card when you need one, or take your time and make a card as you go.  The Oh Happy Day Card Kit comes with an instruction sheet, but feel free to use your imagination and mix things up to create your own unique cards and projects. Ready, set, GO!!!!  Click HERE to order the Oh Happy Day Card Kit and to view the brand spankin’ new 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Catalog!!

Paper Pumpkin Kits Are Perfect For Kids!

Paper Pumpkin Kits Are Perfect For Kids! Did you know that Paper Pumpkin Kits are perfect for kids?  I wanted to see just how easy and convenient Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin Kits really are, so I put the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit to the test.  I enlisted my six-year-old nephew to help me assemble two cards from the kit and as you will see in the video we recorded, he enjoyed every minute of making cards with me.  It was a wonderful experience that he keeps talking about and wants to do over and over and over again! You have to pay close attention to what he says around the 8:45 mark when I show him that one of the pieces in the kit is a sticker.  I died!  Also, listen to the story he tells at the end of the video and you will see and hear for yourself what a wonderful little boy he is. I can’t wait until we can film our next video!  Be sure to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin so you can make the kits over the summer with your kids!  What is so wonderful about the Paper Pumpkin Kits is that each box contains everything you need to complete the project.  It is a perfect activity for long car rides and rainy days. Click HERE to subscribe and find out for yourself that Paper Pumpkin Kits are perfect for kids!  (Remember that the kits contain small parts that could be choking hazards for small children and Stampin’ Up! has not officially announced that Paper Pumpkin Kits are perfect for kids.  This is my personal opinion based on my own experience. Be sure that you provide adult supervision.)

My Top 5 Picks from the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack

My Top 5 Picks From the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Take a look at my top 5 picks from the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack.  New items were added today from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  Be sure to order the items right away, because once they sell out, they are gone for good.  Be sure to also check out the slideshow at the bottom of this post to view ALL of the Clearance Rack items.  There are many more items than just my top 5 pick. #1:  To You and Yours Shaker Card Kit  was $24.00 | now only $9.60 #2:  Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit  was $21 | now only $8.40 #3:  Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack was $15 | now $6 #4:  Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection was $16 | now $6.40 #5:  Real Red Pom Pom Trim was $6.00 | now $2.40 Before you freak out and say to yourself, “All of this is Christmas stuff!” just think back to the start of the Christmas season and remember how excited you were when you promised yourself that THIS would be the year when you would get everything done without being stressed.  Then think back to the middle of Christmas season when panic set in and you realized that your plan failed.  You can conquer the failure by ordering my top 5 picks from the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack.  Why?  Let me tell you. You can read about the features and benefits of the To You & Yours Shaker Card Kit HERE, and see examples of cards you can quickly assemble with the leftovers HERE, HERE, and HERE.  You will be a rock star when your friends receive these cards in the mail.  You can also give the kit as a gift to the card making lovers in your life. Who doesn’t want to open a present with the a tag from the Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit?  What I love most about these fun Christmas tags is that you can add them to small gifts and gift bags that otherwise wouldn’t make a great first impression and turn what at first glance looks like an underwhelming gift into the first gift your friends want to open. I have included both the Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack  (just cut out the “2015”) and the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection for the same reason.  Each kit provides enough materials for you to quickly assemble not only scrapbooks, but also fun greeting cards.  It takes no time to cut and score card stock and use the items in both of these kits to put together cute Christmas cards. Do I even need to explain why you need the Real Red Pom Pom Trim?  I mean just look at how adorable it is!  Use it to wrap presents, string it up and use our Mini Metallic Clothespins to hang up your Christmas cards, or use it as an embellishment on your cards.  And hey, its’ red, so you can also use it for Valentine’s Day and Fourth of July projects! Here is a look at ALL of the Clearance Rack items.  Have fun shopping!!

Tin of Cards Project Kit

Tin of Cards Project Kit It’s March…already!  I’m already thinking ahead to Mother’s Day!  I’m going to be making a bunch of the Tin of Cards Project Kits to give to the special women in my life.  Luckily for me AND FOR YOU, the wonderful Tin of Cards Project Kit is on sale as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals from today until next Monday, March 7th! The Tin of Cards Project Kit makes a fabulous gift because it is an all-inclusive kit that contains everything you need (except adhesive) to create sixteen greeting cards,  PLUS you also receive the dividers and the tin to keep your cards organized into categories.  Look at how beautiful! If you live in the area, click HERE to read the details on my Upcoming Events page to see how you can join me in making this beautiful project at my upcoming event on March 11th.  I will have a kit just for you, plus you can use my Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set to complete the cards as show.  I’ll also be throwing in some additional designs that I come up with on my own. The Tin of Cards Project Kit normally sells for $27.00 PLUS shipping and handling; however, you can join me at  my class and pay only $25!  If you don’t live locally, you can order the Tin of Cards Project Kit until Monday, March 4th for only $20.25 plus shipping and handling.  Be sure to add the Tin of Cards Stamp Set to your order, too, so that you’ll be able to complete the project.  The Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set is only $17 and includes 20 stamps. That is such a great value!  Add in some adhesive and a Black Archival Ink Pad and you’ll be at $50, which means you can order a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  Such fun!! Tin Of Cards Project Kit – 138378 Price: $27.00 Tin Of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set – 138946 Price: $17.00 Fast Fuse Adhesive – 129026 Price: $10.00 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad – 140931 Price: $7.00 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink Refill – 140928 Price: $5.50 Supply List

October 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternate Idea Number Two: Add Some Texture

I like to make projects that are out-of-the-box, especially when I can use my creativity to come up with alternative uses for the contents that come in each month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit.  However, for one of this month’s cards, I didn’t need to go too crazy.  All I did was add some texture to the background of the “Thanks” card.  Take a look: I used the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Background Folder and then assembled the card according to the wonderful instruction brochure that is included with every Paper Pumpkin Kit. The Paper Pumpkin Kit for October 2015 also includes envelopes that are specially sized to fit the three different sizes of cards that are included in the kit.  I used the Envelopes Liners Framelits Dies to cut fun coordinating envelope liners from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack available in the Annual Catalog. Aren’t these color combinations fantastic? Did you know that you can order previously-released Paper Pumpkin Kits and their respective refill kits?  You can!  Click HERE for the details.  It’s never too late to get in on the Paper Pumpkin action. Be sure to check back Monday for a fun tip on how to use Stampin’ Up!’s clear acrylic blocks to make your stamping projects go much faster.  I’ll be showing you the fun tip and how you can use it to make the card below from the October 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit.  See you then!

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October 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit: Alternate Idea Number One

Is fall in the air where you live?  I can’t believe that Halloween is this Saturday because as usual, it is 79 degrees and sunny outside.  I live in south Florida in the land of eternal summer.  I can’t look outside and easily be reminded of what season it is.  My mind usually plays tricks on me.  I know that a holiday is approaching, but because it is always warm outside and the palm trees are always green, I have to picture a calendar in my head to know what holiday it is. Another way to be reminded of what holiday is approaching is to work on the current Paper Pumpkin Kit.  One of the many reasons why I love Paper Pumpkin is because the kits are timely.  Remember last month’s Halloween treat bags?  I have the bags displayed around my house serving as decorations while I await the spooky holiday’s arrival.  The October 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit is no exception.  As I describe in the reveal video here, the colors used in this month’s kit are perfect for fall.  They aren’t what you would initially expect to see as fall color combos (old olive, watermelon wonder, hello honey, crumb cake) but they work! After I assemble one of each of the contents of the Paper Pumpkin kit the way the kit is intended, I like to let my creative juices flow a little bit and come up with alternative ideas.  Here is a pic of the way the note card is intended: My first alternate idea for the the October 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit is this little 3″ x 3″ butterfly note card: It’s great to be able to have the basic elements that are included in the kit and then add to them if you so desire.  That is why I love what I do so much!  There is no end to the creative possibilities!