Is it too early for Christmas?

I don't think so!

I make about 200 cards each year, so I like to start early and make MULTIPLES of them.

It allows me to enjoy the Holiday time with less stress!

Last month we did two Card Kits in the Mail.

One that was all birthday card ideas and the second one was Christmas card ideas.

So, YAY! I'm thinking about Christmas already.

I know, it's still summer!

I know, there's no rush to the cold and snowy weather that is typical here in Wisconsin.

But, if you're like me and want to have a less stressful Holiday season then I suggest you get started early too!


Let me share a project idea that uses items from the Annual Catalog!

Beauty of Friendship

Simple elegance is how I describe this card.

I was inspired by a card I saw on cindyleebeedesigns Pinterest post.

The color scheme is similar. You'll notice similarities but there are differences as well.

Her card is horizontal and I chose to go vertical with my card.

She used the Inspired Thoughts bundle for her card and I didn't have that die set so I used the Beauty of Friendship bundle instead to cut out my tree and the red birds.

Pro tip:

Use inspiration where you get it. Cindy Lee inspired me, now I'm hoping to inspire you!

I used some retired (hoarded) Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. It is an all time favorite of mine, so I like to use small splashes of it, so it will last longer.

If you aren't a paper hoarder like me, you could use Basic White cardstock and add some sparkle with Wink of Stella OR you could pick up some of the pretty Shimmery White cardstock that has the sparkle built in already!



The card shown is a standard size. It's 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".

Fold it in half for a left side hinge card front and done in Basic White cardstock.

Pro tip:

If you like your card front to be a little more sturdy you could consider using Basic White Thick Cardstock.


The pretty paper piece is cut in the Quick Cut size of 4" x 3" and from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper Pack.

This is a 12"x12" piece of paper, so you'll be able to get 12 pieces from each of the two papers in this style.

That's 24 cards if you want to make multiples all at once!

Since there's a second Saleabration this year that just started on Tuesday, you might consider getting all the THINGS in the nBeauty of the Earth Collection which includes the bundle, the paper, and a cool wood bark embossing folder AND will earn you a Level One freebie.

Add in the other bundle and you could earn a Level Two freebie!


More card details:

The accent piece is 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" and I used Night of Navy for it.

After layering and attaching the pretty paper onto the accent piece you will adhere the combined piece to the center of the card front.

Leave an equal space top and bottom as well as side to side.

Next attach your Basic White die cut tree onto the combined piece. Keeping the top of the tree close to the top of the pretty paper piece.

The snow piece is a 4 1/4" wide x approximately 1 1/2" high piece of cardstock (or glimmer paper) that has been cut using the Curvy die or you could use the die the Inspired Thoughts Bundle like Cindy used.

This is laid over the combined piece with the tree. I have equal spacing on the sides and bottom.

You can make your birds any color you'd like, but I wanted mine to be cardinals so I used scrap pieces of Real Red cardstock.


Pro Tip:

You can run both birds, the snow piece, and the tree through your die cutting machine at the same time to sped up the die cutting process.


Finishing up details:

The greeting is stamped onto a piece of Basic White cardstock that is 3 3/4" x 3/4" high.

I stamped my greeting using Real Red ink, but Night of Navy ink would look good on this as well.


Your last steps are to stamp a sentiment and write a message inside the card and get the card ready to mail once you start your Holiday card mailing!

One of my favorite things with this card, is it could be used for thinking of you, happy birthday, happy anniversary, or so many other occasions if your STILL not ready to start your Christmas Cards!

July is Birthday month!

My birthday is in July!

For the last couple of weeks, I've been sharing the pretty birthday cards I've been receiving!

Today is no different!

I'm showing a beautiful card in a beautiful style, different than my own.

Hope you like it as well as I do!

Brilliant Wings

The first card I'm showing is from my friend Pat M!


She makes amazing cards!


There are so many beautiful areas of interest that all blend together to make an outstanding card!


She started the card off with one of the gorgeous In Colors that was introduced in May.


The cardstock is Evening Evergreen. It is a rich spruce color.


She did exactly as I do when I use a dark colored cardbase; she added a neutral piece of cardstock inside the card for the greeting.


The gorgeous Expressions in Ink paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4" was used as the background.


This paper is so popular that they are having trouble keeping it in stock.


At the moment the paper isn't orderable until another shipment comes in. The most current information says it is suppose to be available the first week of August.


This paper is special because it has gold foil accents printed directly on the paper.


Another feature of the background is a 1 1/2" X 5 1/4" panel of Pale Papaya cardstock that has been die cut using a retired floral border die.


This gives a crisp cut-out floral pattern for the right side of the card.


Pat tied a delicate bow using Pale Papaya sheer ribbon.


The feature on the card front is a butterfly cut from copper foil paper using a Brilliant Wings dies and the circle swirl from the Painted Labels dies


There are sparkly sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack on the paper piece for an added touch of shine.


She stamped a simple Happy Birthday greeting in Evening Evergreen ink on Pale Papaya cardstock panel that is 2" x 1/4".


So many beautiful features! All I can say is:

Wow! What a card!

Christmas in July - Card Kit in the Mail part 2


We'll have a second round of Card Kit in the Mail this July! We'll be doing Christmas in July!


All Christmas cards! 8 designs! All using current or coming soon Christmas products!

Cards shown aren't the actual designs. They are merely an example of the types of cards!

This kit will have  8 card designs for $25!

Get a double set (2 of each) 16 cards for $40!

or really fill your stash with triple set (3 of each) 24 cards for only $65!

The kit prices include shipping directly to your home!


The kits will include cardbases, accent layers, die cut or punched pieces, embellishments (such as ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, etc), speciality adhesives such as Stampin' Dimensionals or Mini Glue Dots, and envelopes!


You will assemble the cards and add your own sentiments and inside greetings using your own stamp sets (as we can't stamp for you). You'll receive color photo project sheets with instructions and tips for assembling.


You'll also need your own took kit (adhesive, bone folder and scissors).


Envelopes will be included so that you can decorate them as well!


Kits must be ordered no later than Sunday July 26 at 9 pm!


Kits will be mailed no later than Saturday July 31! 


Payments must be made before the kit will be mailed out.

Join us this month for stamping fun brought right to your door!

Pretty Paper Sale - July only!


One day only! 


Thursday June 24!

free shipping

This is the BEST DAY to stock up on your most used product!

Cardstock! Envelopes! Embellishments!

Or grab those bundles to get the most savings possible!

Don't forget you can get your Cut and Emboss Machine without added shipping!

Stampin Cut and Emboss


That's like getting 10% off! 

This is only for ONE DAY (Thursday June 24) from 12:01 am MT until the sale ends at 11:59 pm MT

Kits to the rescue

Card Kit in the Mail have been popular!


We've been going strong with our Card Kit in the Mail for well over a year now.

We are getting closer to opening up for in person events too, but not quite yet.

Wanted to let you know that we're not going to do our own card kit this month.

We are planning two spectacular kits for July, so we are hopeful you'll use your "kit money" from this month to get both of NEXT MONTHS kits!


Kit one will be Birthday Card Bash!


There will be more information later this month, but for now we'll share that the first kit in July will be all birthday cards (but since you do your own stamping you can make them for any occasion really).

Both my stamping partner Cheryl and I have birthdays in July, so traditionally we've always done a Birthday Card Bash in July.


July is the start of the second half of the year, so it seems to be the perfect time to restock your birthday card stash.


Kit two will be Christmas in July!


We LOVE designing and making Christmas cards!


July is a great time to get a jump on the cards you'll need for the Holiday Season in five short months!


We'll have designs using the products that are available in the annual catalog.

As Demonstrators Cheryl and I will be seeing the new Holiday Catalog soon too!

Hope you'll be able to join us for one or both of the kits in July!

I wanted to show you another all-inclusive kit available in my online store!

This one is perfect for MAN CARDS!

Man cards

For the Guys Card Kit

Celebrate the men in your life with the For the Guys All-Inclusive Card Kit.

Create DIY outdoor-themed cards that celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and express gratitude.

You can customize the cards for the special men in your life with the included sentiments like brother, uncle, nephew, etc.

All greetings are interchangeable on the printed and die-cut card elements so you can create the kind of card you need when you need it.

Once your kit is complete, keep the stamp set for future creative projects.

Take at look at what's included in the stamp set!

For the Guys Card Kit

Next let's look at what come in the kit:

* For the Guys Photopolymer Stamp Set

* Acrylic stamp block

* Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’™ Spot

* Designed projects

* Step-by-step instructions

* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)

* Makes 10 cards: 5 each of 2 designs

* Folded card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)

* 10 printed envelopes

* Adhesive to complete projects

* Printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go: 9-7/8" x 6-1/2" x 2-3/4"

Included product colors coordinate with

Crumb Cake Gray Granite, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, and Soft Sea Foam

For the Guys Card Kit

Kits by Stampin’ Up! are perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters who want quick and easy projects.


All-inclusive project kits have everything you need in one box!


Give as a gift or try them yourself.


Kits are while supplies last.


Order today!

Opportunity for so much more

There is an amazing opportunity available right now!

The opportunity for fun!

The opportunity for creativity!

The opportunity for friendship!

The opportunity for many, many more things!

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I've made amazing friendships!

Below is a photo of myself with two friends from a couple years ago when we attended a conference in Minneapolis!

Who do you know that loves Stampin' Up! products?

They are top quality, always coordinating, industry leading materials, tools, and designs.

Who do you know that loves to get a great deal?

Where else can you get $125 in product and only pay $99? 

Not even the Big Box stores can beat that!

Who do you know that loves to craft and wouldn't mind getting a discount on all their supplies?

When you purchase a Starter Kit, you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and as part of the perks you will get at least 20% off all your future orders (as long as you stay a Demonstrator). 

Who do you know that wants to be the FIRST to see new products, new catalogs, and get lots of ideas?

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you will get to see the new catalogs and products before they are available to the public. You will get see ideas from Stampin' Up! that aren't available to customers, and you can join several Demonstrator only Facebook Groups where other Demonstrators (who will become some of your best friends) will share ideas with you!

Who do you know that would love the freedom to set their own hours and be their own boss?

When you say Yes to a Starter Kit you are an Independent Demonstrator, this means you can decide if or how you want to run your stamping business.

Get together with friends and family. Collect a few orders. Reach out to others and hold parties with them. 

Maybe you decide you don't want to do any of those things. The business end just isn't right for you.

No problem! You get to keep the great products you purchase. There is no penalty. It just means you don't get a discount anymore and you go back to being a customer!  Nothing wrong with that!

Want more information?

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If you have questions, click here and email me!

I'll be happy to answer any questions that you have.

May Card Kit in the Mail

SOLD OUT! Everything New!

Our May Card Kit in the Mail SOLD OUT!

The kits will include all new In Colors, papers, and other products!

Here's your chance to see all the NEW THINGS!

May sample card set

Cards shown are from a past kit and are only intended to show the quality of the cards in the kit.

Use our Card Kit in the Mail to help you get a quick start on your card making needs!

The cards are designed to be versatile and could be made for almost any occasion!

You'll get a complete kit with instructions with color photos of the 8 card designs!

The kit will be pre-cut and will include all the embellishments, specialty adhesives, and an envelope for each card.

You just need to stamp your own greeting for the outside and something for the inside if desired!

You can order a single kit, one of each of the 8 designs for $25!

A double kit, gives you two of each of the designs for $45!

A triple kit will include three of the eight designs and your cost is $65!

For those of you who have your own product, and are a little more experienced at making cards, you could just order the instructions for $10.



Kits are no longer available to order u.

Kits will be mailed out no later than Wednesday May 26