Video Tutorial: Penguin Playmates DSP

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to to make a quick and cute card using the adorable Penguin Playmates paper. You can get this paper FREE with your $60 purchase until September 30th!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

DSP: 3.75 x 5″
Plus additional pieces of DSP and co-ordinating cardstock.

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Once you’ve made your own card with this adorable paper, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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Video Tutorial: Distinktive Delicate Dahlias

Learn all about the different possibilities with the gorgeous Distinktive stamp set, “Delicate Dahlias” – which you can get FREE with your qualifying purchase until September 30th!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25

White: 3.75 x 4″

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Once you’ve made your own card with the Delicate Dahlias, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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All About Sale-a-Bration

Do you love free stuff? Then you’re going to LOVE Sale-a-Bration! It’s Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year and it’s all about getting free product into your hands. Read on to find out how!

First, you need to know the dates. Sale-a-Bration happens twice a year for two months each: our first one was in January-February, and now it’s back for August-September.

So, the real question is … how much free stuff do you want?

I Want A Medium Amount of Free Stuff! Okay, great news! There are exclusive free products to be earned with your purchase from either the annual catalogue or the new Autumn Mini catalogue. You can choose a Level One item with every $60 purchase….

… or a Level Two item for every $120 purchase!

I Want A Large Amount of Free Stuff! With all these exclusive rewards available, it’s a great time to host a party! Your guests will be excited to order and earn rewards for themselves, and that means free product credits for you, the hostess! If you host a party that reaches $375 in sales, you’ll receive rewards three ways! First, you’ll get to choose your free Sale-a-Bration items based on your own order. Then, you’ll get your hostess rewards (product credit) of 12% of party sales (minimum $45). And on top of all that, you will receive an exclusive hostess gift for FREE: the very versatile sentiment stamp set “In Your Words”.

I’d love to host a virtual or in-person party for you this month. Be sure to contact me soon – my calendar fills up quickly! We’ll play games and get to know each other, and I’ll share information about Stampin’ Up! products and specials. Guests can place orders at any time during the party; we’ll use a hostess code to ensure that all the rewards go to your account. There will even be prizes for participating in the party!

I Want An Enormous Amount of Free Stuff! Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE being a demonstrator. Let’s start with the most obvious reason: demonstrators get a 20-25% discount on all their orders, which translates into 20-25% commission when they start to build their business! Let’s face it, we could all use a little extra income – and income earned for doing something you already love is a win-win!

If you’ve ever thought about joining my team, Sale-a-Bration is a GREAT time to do so! Not only will you get to choose $165 in product for only $135, but this month you will ALSO get to choose one of the bundles below for FREE. That’s in addition to free shipping, free catalogues, and additional free business supplies – all delivered right to your door. Amazing!

The Autumn mini is FULL of terrific items that you’re going to be so excited to get your hands on – why not join my team and get them all at a discount? 😉 If you’d like to know more about how to work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out – or, if you just want more information (and no pressure to sell) – let me know! I’d love to answer your questions!

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Video Tutorial: Beauty of Friendship

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple yet striking autumn-themed card with the Beauty of Friendship stamp set.

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
Strip of white cardstock: 1″

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Beauty of Friendship is the featured product for September’s Creativity to Go! For just $37, you’ll receive this stamp set PLUS prepared supplies and tutorials to create five cards with your new stamp set. You can also choose to join the optional Zoom crafting class, where we’ll meet and assemble the cards together! Sign up here by September 10th!

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Tutorial: Shadow Box Card

I learned how to make this simple shadow box card a few years ago and decided to revisit it and show you all how to do it, using products from the new Autumn Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogues. To make this fancy fold card, you’ll just need two pieces of white cardstock, cut to 5.5 x 8″, and 5.5 x 4.75″.

Score your larger piece along the short side at 3.75 and 0.75″.
Score the smaller piece along the long side at 0.5″ from each side.

Die-cut a circle (or other shape if desired) in the smaller piece of cardstock, as shown.

Line up the scorelines of the two pieces as shown below, and slide into place so that the top and bottom of the cardstock pieces are lined up.

Use a pencil to mark the outer boundaries of the circle on your larger piece. This will act as a guide to show you where to stamp.

Stamp your image on your larger piece of cardstock, using the pencil marks as a guide.

Put your larger piece aside, and stamp a sentiment on your smaller piece, under the die-cut window.

Burnish all your folds, and erase your pencil marks.

Apply Tear & Tape adhesive as shown below.

Remove the backing from your Tear & Tape, and line up your small cardstock against the centre scoreline of the larger piece as shown below. Close the left flap of the card to attach the two pieces.

Open up the flap with the die-cut window, and hold the piece with the Tear & Tape as below. Close the right side of the card in order to attach the pieces.

Now your card looks like this!

And yes, it still fits in an envelope!

You might also want to add a piece of DSP on the inside to decorate.

Decorate the front of your card as desired.

Have you made any projects with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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Video Tutorial: Beautifully-Penned DSP

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a lovely, simple card using the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper. You can get this paper FREE with your qualifying purchase of $60 during Sale-a-Bration, which runs until September 30th. The paper pack includes 12 sheets, 4 each of three double-sided designs. I CASE’d this card from Julie Petrie.

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25”
DSP: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8”
Strip of DSP: 5-1/8 x 1”
A strip of white, 5-1/8 x 1”
and then some additional pieces of black cardstock and DSP for die-cutting.

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Once you’ve made your own card with this beautiful paper, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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Video Tutorial: Shaded Summer

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a striking yet simple card with the Shaded Summer stamp set, and the EXCLUSIVE co-ordinating dies that you can get FREE for a limited time!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Same colour cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
White cardstock: 2.75 x 4″
Additional pieces of coloured cardstock (three different colours) to stamp and die-cut

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What kind of card would you make with this stamp set? Feel free to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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Video Tutorial: Peaceful Deer

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a simple no-stamping card with new products from the Autumn Mini and SAB2 catalogues!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Designer Series Paper:
4 x 3.5″
4 x 2.5″
Specialty Paper: 4 x 1″

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These products will be available via my online store starting August 3rd. Just a few more days to wait!

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Tutorial: Inlaid Floating Technique

I learned the Inlaid Floating technique recently! I hope you’ll give it a try. This technique has many steps, but I think the end result is well worth it!

To start, you will need the following supplies:
Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5″, scored in centre
Two pieces same colour cardstock: 4 x 5.25″ and 2-7/8 x 3-7/8″
Contrasting colour cardstock: 3.75 x 5″
You’ll also need several strips of either cardstock or DSP (I used the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper).


Then you’ll need a piece of window sheet and a die of your choosing. The window sheet should be sized to be a little larger than your die.

Similarly, your strips should be the same length as your window sheet. They can be different widths, in fact that makes it look more interesting – I found my preference was between a quarter-inch and five-eighths of an inch.

Run the contrasting cardstock layer through your machine with an embossing folder, or as I did, the Stitched Greenery die (I love the effect it creates!). Assemble the first three layers onto your cardbase as shown.

Lay out your strips of DSP in the order you want to attach them. Line up your window sheet on your grid paper so you can use the lines as a guide to make sure you attach your strips straight!

Attach your strips to your window sheet, leaving small spaces between the strips.

Next, use your die to cut this piece on your die-cutting machine. Window sheet is very strong, so you’ll have to run it through the machine 3-4 times to cut it all the way through.

Use the same die to cut a white piece of cardstock.

Choose a detailed die to be your cut-out piece. You’ll cut two of these: one from black cardstock, and one from your window-sheet piece.

TIP: Use adhesive sheets on the back of your black cardstock before cutting out, to make it easy to attach.

TIP: Run your window sheet through the machine several times to completely cut the intricate piece. I found it was helpful to run it through 2-3 times in one spot, then move it to a different place on my cutting plate before running through another 2-3 times.

Even then, you may need to use your snips to add the finishing touches.

Use Dimensionals and mini dimensionals to attach your window sheet piece to the white cardstock you cut. The dimensionals will go on the back (the window sheet), with the paper strips in the front.


TIP: Before removing the adhesive sheet backing from your intricate shape, roll the die-brush over it. This will help some of the small pieces stick to the tape when you peel it off. Use your pokey tool to poke out any stray pieces.

Now you can attach your die-cut piece to the white cardstock. This is what creates the floating effect: while the strips are attached with dimensionals, the die-cut piece will attach directly to the white circle behind the strips.


Finish your card as desired.

Have you made any projects with this technique? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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Video Tutorial: Pop-Up Book Fold

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a pop-up book-fold card! I learned this fold from Dawn Griffith.

You’ll need:
Cardbase 5.5 x 8.5, scored in centre
Contrasting cardstock 5 x 8”

For the inside of the card, all same colour:
eight pieces cut to 1-3/8 by 7/8”
two pieces cut to 4-7/8 x 7/8”

Two pieces of Designer Series Paper:
2.25 x 2.75”.
Two pieces of cardstock:
2-3/8 x 2-7/8”.
Two additional pieces, same colour as above:
3/8 x 2-7/8”

Outside of the card:
Cardstock 4 x 5.25”
DSP 3 x 4″
Cardstock 3-1/8 x 4-1/8″
and two pieces cut with Layering Circles dies.

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