Archive | August 2014

Creative Floral Slider Card

I found this very creative slider card & measurements on Julie Davison’s blog and knew I had to make this basic card with my own colors and design. We also made this card in our August class. The creativity of the attendees was fantastic. Each participant made two cards of this design and each one was unique.

Here is the card I showed them:

Floral Slider Card

And when you pull the little Pear Pizazz peeking out at the bottom this is what you see…

Floral Slider Card 2


Isn’t this the cutest card? I see this format being used A LOT with different colors and designs.

I imagine you would like the directions…so here you go:


Color #1 (BASE)                    5 ½” x 8 ½”

Score at 4” and 8”

In ¾” from score lines, cut two slits from ¾” to 4 ¾” in the center panel.

Color #2 (Slider)                  3 ¾” x 4 ¾”

On the 4 ¾” side, cut at 2” almost all the way down.

Color #3 (Message)            2 3/8” x 4”

  1. Stamp the front side of the card base (or…use DSP)
  2. Stamp the message – top & bottom
  3. Glue the message in place
  4. Punch with circle punch on bottom of base
  5. Put slider over message through the slits and tape together on back (be sure the slider still moves)
  6. Decorate the part of the slider that shows

Products I used to decorate:

Cardstock – Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzaz, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party & Whisper White

Ink – Lost Lagoon

Punches – 1 3/4 Scallop Circle, 3/4 Circle, Itty Bitty Accents

Embellishments – Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Happy Stamping!


The Holiday Catalog is LIVE!

Holiday Cat image

If you don’t want to scroll down page by page in the new Holiday Catalog (on the right margin)- just click on the image above to see ALL the new products at a glance.

Keep checking for new creations using products from this exciting catalog.

Happy shopping and stamping!



Daydream Medallions Card

Now through August 31, you’ll receive your choice of one of five FREE exclusive Stampin’ Up! stamp set and framelits bundles when you purchase a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. That’s up to a $60 value absolutely free!  If you already have the Big Shot then take advantage of 15% off on one of these bundles.

BIG SHOT FREE bundle choices are below.

Bundle Name Item # Stamp Name Framelit 15% OFF PRICE

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words

Clear-Mount Bundle

138920 Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Word Bubbles  $ 31.25

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words

Wood-Mount Bundle

138923 Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Word Bubbles  $ 33.75

Decorative Goodies

Clear-Mount Bundle

138921 Oh My Goodies Deco Labels Collection   $ 35.95

Decorative Goodies

Wood-Mount Bundle

138924 Oh My Goodies Deco Labels Collection  $ 42.25
Celebrating Chalk TalkClear-Mount Bundle 138922 Day of Celebration Chalk Talk  $ 37.25
Celebrating Chalk TalkWood-Mount Bundle 138925 Day of Celebration Chalk Talk  $ 43.25
Flowery DaydreamClear-Mount Bundle 138910 Daydream Medallions Floral Collection  $ 45.75
Flowery DaydreamWood-Mount Bundle 138911 Daydream Medallions Floral Collection  $ 54.25
Bright & Beautiful StarsClear-Mount Bundle 138200 Bright & Beautiful* Star  $ 43.95
Bright & Beautiful StarsWood-Mount Bundle 138644 Bright & Beautiful* Star  $ 50.75

I chose the Flowery Daydream bundle to make this card.  We also made this in my August Stamp Class.

Daydream Med Bundle 1


This shows the front as well as a peek at the inside.  I made this one flat but encouraged my class attendees to experiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals and make the medallion “pop”.  They did and the cards looked great.

Daydream Med Bundle 2

Here is a close-up of the front only. Of course, we had to add a touch of bling with the large rhinestone in the center.  🙂

Daydream Med Bundle 3

This is a close up shot of the inside…we couldn’t just leave it plain you know.  There were many different designs done by class attendees that were just outstanding.  This card is easy to CASE and can be “jazzed up” in so many ways.  I have found that this particular bundle has so many variations.

The Stampin’ Up! products used:  Flowery Daydream Bundle Clear SS, Hey You CLear SS, Mosaic Madness SS, Whisper White CS,  Blackberry Bliss CS,  Blackberry Bliss Stamp Pad and a large Rhinestone.

Happy Stamping!


Weekly Deals Aug. 26 – Sept. 1








Check out the great items on the Weekly Deals this week.  Blossom Punch, Circle Framelits, and two Chevron ribbons…oh boy!

Just click on the image above to check out all the deals this week!

Don’t forget:

short & sweet offer



Scroll down to see the details about these two terrific promotions.  Contact me at with any questions or concerns about these promos.  Short & Sweet ends August 28th and the Paper Pumpkin offer ends August 31st.

Also…don’t forget the new Holiday Catalog goes live on August 28th.  On that day you will be able to click on the catalog cover along my side bar and view the contents as well as place an order.

This is truly a very exciting time to get involved with Stampin’ Up!  So many great deals, products and absolutely superb customer service.

Enjoy shopping and Happy Stamping!

Short & Sweet Starter Kit Offer

short & sweet offer

SHORT & SWEET STARTER KIT OFFER!  Aug. 21 – 28 ONLY!  Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and get $150 in product.

YOU CHOOSE:  Up to $150 worth of Stampin’ Up! products (any current catalog, clearance, specially priced bundles–if we sell it, you can include it) in your kit.  That’s $51 in FREE product.

BONUS!  You can add items from the new 2014 Holiday Catalog RIGHT NOW!

(The Holiday Catalog will be available on August 28, 2014 for all but I can give you a catalog early!)

FREE SHIPPING:  The kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings

FILL YOUR WISH LIST:  Enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days).  Stock up and save on your favorite paper, stamps, inks and tools.

EVERYDAY DISCOUNT:  You’ll receive a minimum of a 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active.

Receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and PURCHASE NEW PRODUCTS IN ADVANCE–one of my favorite things.

EARN EXTRA MOOLA!  Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income.  The choice is yours!

TEST DRIVE.  Take advantage of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits through January 31, 2015.  If you reach $300 in purchases and/or sales, you’ll renew!

  There’s no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further, no requirement to host workshops or parties and no penalty to drop!


Perhaps the best part about purchasing the kit through me is that you’ll become a member of the nationwide Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community.  My up line, Mary Fish, (and yours too if you purchase the Starter Kit ) offers a friendly, virtual, no pressure environment which includes access to exclusive resources, virtual webinars with guest speakers, daily updates on products and promotions and a private stamping chat area filled with ideas, inspiration, friendship and fun. You can participate conveniently at any level you want (even “quietly lurk” if that’s your preference).  The demonstrator you join through REALLY matters!


Please email me at if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

IT’S EASY!  Click on the Join Now button to purchase your Starter Kit through me.

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Weekly Deals August 19 – 25

A new week and new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! Check these items out.  Remember…they are available only while supplies last. Just click on the image below to see these exciting deals. 🙂


Note Pad Cover – part 2

Yesterday I posted the measurements for making these adorable Note Pad Covers so if you are looking for the “how to” then scroll back to yesterday’s post.

I promised I’d give more details today so here you go:

Note Pad Cover

This is the cover of the sample I used for our Pals Event.

Note Pad Inside

Here is a photo of the inside.  Notice there is a little pocket on the left for cards, notes, etc.  This is a fun project and would make a great little gift.  I’m also planning on selling these at a craft fair.  The Pals really liked this project and each one put their own little twist to the design as I’m sure you will do.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used:

I also used one retired punch because it was just perfect for the little bitty circle flower – Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Have fun making these great note pad covers!

Happy Stamping!

San Diego Pals Stamp, Chat & Snack Day!

Eleven of the Pals met today at a beautiful club house for a great day of stamping, chatting and eating. Linda Foster, Peggy Noe, Shannon Jaramillo and I each had a project for all participants to make. This is my project. I am using a photo of the one Mary Fish made since it is too dark now for me to take a good photo of mine and several Pals want the directions on how to make the Note Pad Cover. I got the measurements from Brandy Cox and I wrote up all the directions and created my own design.

Note Pad Cover with flourish

I’ll try to get some other photos of my version tomorrow so you can see different angles. There is a pocket on the inside left you can’t see.

Here are the directions:

Cover for 5” by 8” Note Pad

1. Start with piece of cardstock (CS) 8 ½” by 11”  Score on 11” side at 5 ¼” and 5 ¾”

2. Fold on the score lines and your outer cover is done.

3. To make the pocket:

Use a 4 ¾” by 6 ½” piece of matching CS.  Score on the 6 ½” side at ½”   ¾”     5 ¾” and 6”

Turn one quarter and score at ½” and ¾”

Burnish score lines and cut the square formed in each corner of the bottom.

Use Sticky Strip or Multipurpose Liquid Glue (MLG) on the bottom of each side fold and fold bottom up to glue in place.

Put Sticky Strip or MLG around the three edges and stick to the inside left of the cover at the bottom.

4. The binding cover (over the top of the note pad) is made from the same CS cut to 2” by 5” and score on the 2” side at 1” and 1 ¼”

5. Use a lot of MLG on the back of the note pad and stick it to the right inside of the cover.

6. Decorate the front, pocket and binding as you like.

Tomorrow I’ll include all the products used so check your email tomorrow.

Happy Stamping!

Pals August Blog Hop

Aug Blog Hop logo

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August. This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools – those Stampin’ Up! tools that we just can’t live without. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kim Jolley #30 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Since I love Heat Embossing my favorite tools are the Heat Tool, Embossing  Buddy and of course, Embossing Powders. Everything stamped on this card was embossed except for the sponging around the edges of the little flowers. By the way, don’t those little flowers look like peppermint candies?

Embossed Flowering Flourishes 1

The “Wish Big” and little flowers were done in Real Red and since we don’t have Real Red Embossing Powder I used the actual stamp pad and quickly sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over it then heated it.

Embossed Flowering Flourishes 2


To get the embossing around the Curly Label I smudged the Versa Mark pad around the edges and then dipped the edges into the Black Embossing Powder. It was a bit tricky and you can see that I have some stray grains of embossing powder but I kind of like the little specs of black.


Embossed Flowering Flourishes Close Up


In this close up you can see the shimmer of the heated embossing powder. I really like that look.

The next stop is Katy McGloin #32 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

Aug BackAug Next

  1. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter 
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner 
  10. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  11. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  12. Amy Williams at Stamp and Spice
  13. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  14. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin’ Mojo
  15. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. September Gray at
  18. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasy Cards 
  19. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin 
  21. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  22. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  23. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  26. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  27. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creatons
  28. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  29. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  30. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  31. Donna Kopenski at     <<<<<< You Are Here
  32. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  33. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  34. Jane Knudsen at
  35. Candy Ford at Candy’s Blog
  36. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  37. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  38. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  39. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty


These are the Stampin’ Up! products I used…as you can see…there are a lot of tools used!


It’s Tuesday so it must be time for Weekly Deals!

Stampin’ Up! has been offering some really terrific deals every week with the Weekly Deals. If you have been on the fence about the Envelope Liners Framelits and/or the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder…NOW is the time to purchase them.


Just CLICK HERE to see what new deals are available until August 18!

Oh…watch for tomorrow’s August Blog Hop.  We are all sharing our favorite tools.

Happy Stamping!