Honor Flight Card October 2018


Our team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators called the Song of My Heart Stampers headed up by Lyssa Zwolanek and based in Watertown, WI has been providing cards for the Badger Honor Flights from Madison and Milwaukee, WI for the past many years. Kathy Van Duser brought this worthy cause to our group and heads up the project every month. This month we decided to do a work night instead of holding a team meeting. Several of us prepped cards and brought them for everyone to put together. The card is based on a design I saw on Pinterest, but I changed some things up to use products that I had on hand. Take a look at the supply list and the step by step instructions.

Cute Halloween Card from Kari H


Celebrate with a cute birdie trick or tweeter! I'm not big on Halloween, but when my stampin partner Kari presented this cute card at our last card making party I fell in love with the stamp set "Trick or Tweeter". There are lots of cute critters in the set and they are sure to be a cute part of your non-scary Halloween items!

Sometimes you just need a little time to yourself

I am the one who crafts projects for other's to make and to give them ideas of projects that they might want to do. So when I need to relax and want to craft, I pull out my Paper Pumpkin kits.

Paper Pumpkin Sept 2018

They are fast to put together, projects are designed to take 15 to 45 minutes. Everything that is needed comes in one little box and it arrives like clockwork every month! If you have tried it before, I suggest you try it again! The projects and the quality of materials are far superior to the early days! If you haven't ever given it a try, I suggest you try it. You can bring the kits with you when you travel.

The most recent kit was treat holders. Maybe you don't pass out treats at home, or make something for your co-workers? You can always use the kits with other supplies you have at home  to make cards (or pick up some notecards with envelopes) or banners or scrapbook pages! 

Alternate ideas for the kit

Do you know someone who is on a fixed income but likes to craft? This could be the perfect gift for them. You can subscribe and have the kits sent to another.  Such an awesome gift idea for someone you love!

Beautiful card ideas

Each month the kit is a surprise. Some times it makes cards and some times treat holders, home decor, or gift ideas. You can postpone a kit if you aren't going to be home and resume when you are ready. You can cancel at anytime or add more kits ahead if you know you will have company coming over! It is a versatile program and might just be your cup of tea!

Sign up today!

Nothing Sweeter Catalog Case


One of the things I love best about the Nothing Sweeter stamp set and bundle is the ease to make treat holders, cards, or add little embellsihements to gifts. This was the first set I purchased out of the Holiday Catalog this year. I used one of the samples shown for the card set to inspire a project I presented at a recent card making party.

Grab Bags Anyone?

Do you just love the thrill of surprise?

Do you love an incredible deal?

Do you love an exclusive offer?

Get ready for my first ever Retired Product Grab Bag Extravaganza!

Here are the details:

Some of the product is brand new, never been used, perfect condition! Some of the product is slightly used, but in great condition! Some of the product has been heavily used and will have staining on the wood blocks or if it's a photopolymer stamp set they will be permanently stained. These products were used in local cardmaking events, but are still high quality product.

The Grab Bags items will ship to you in either a Medium or Large Flat Rate box. See more information below!

Retired product Grab Bags

There are five categories of GRAB BAGS:

  • Stamp Sets - Wood Mount which sell for $50 and include the shipping. There will be a minimum of $90 in product in each box!
  • Stamp Sets - Clear Mount or Photopolymer which sell for $50 and include the shipping. There will be a minimum of $90 in product in each box!
  • Bundles - Big Shot or Punches which sell for $50 and include the shipping. There will be a minimum of $90 in product in each box!
  • Paper Mania Grab Bag includes all cardstock and 12"x12" pretty papers for $75 and will include at least $125 in product!
  • Mad Mix Grab Bag includes items all the categories for $100 and will be packed full with over $150 in product!

You must send an email to lori@duchessofdesign.com telling the quantities of Grab Bags you would like, and which categories you prefer. If choosing Stamp Sets - Clear Mount or Photopolymer please let me know if you have a preference between Clear Mount or Photopolymers. Also, let me know if you want a Big Shot Bundle or a Punch Bundle (again choice of stamp set preferred or if flexible on product).

You will be sent a PayPal Invoice and you will have three days to pay the invoice. 

These Grab Bags are limited quantities. Once they are gone, they are gone. Grab yours today!