Archive | November 2014

Christmas Joy Card

I promised I’d post the first of my Christmas Cards today so here I am at the last minute again.  I’m sure those of you who are preparing for the big feast tomorrow can understand that I got a little busy today with last minute things. After the silver was polished and table set I realized I didn’t have the matching napkins. Well, they must be in one of the MANY boxes in the garage that are STILL not unpacked. This is the Never Ending Move! Guess we’ll either be using paper napkins or some that sort of match!  🙂

I love this card and it was a big hit with my card classes. Hope you like it. I got the directions for the Tri-Shutter fold from Julie Davison.

Here is the front view as you would take it out of the envelope. That Joy just makes the star pop.

Christmas Joy #1


Here is the card starting to open up.

Christmas Joy #2

Here is the inside sentiment.

Christmas Joy #3


Last one is a close up of the inside. Check out how nicely the house tops match up with the bottoms.

Christmas Joy #4

Well, this is the first of four Christmas Cards (so far). Hoping you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for in our country.

Happy Eating and Stamping!  🙂




Weekly Deals November 25 to December 1

Yikes, with all the AWESOME Stampin’ Up! promotions going on I almost missed posting our Weekly Deals. Well, it’s still Tuesday in CA so I made it.  🙂

Just click on the image below to go directly to my site to order.

I must tell you that the Dazzling Details are a steal. I love to use it to add a little glitz without adding bumps to my cards (to save on postage with big mailings – like Christmas cards). If you’ve never tried Dazzling Details now is definitely the time – you can’t beat the price!

Weekly Deals 11.25 to 12.1


Tomorrow I will post one of my Christmas Cards from class…see you then!

Happy Stamping!

Special – Today ONLY!

Check out these amazing DOORBUSTERS! On Monday, November 24th ONLY – get
  • 30% Off Gift Box Punch Board, #135863: Reg: $19.95; SALE: $13.96
  • 30% Off Card Kit Bundle, #140350: Reg: $49.90; SALE: $34.93
  • $2.95 Off Select Embossing FoldersOnly $5
  • Watch the brand new Gift Box Punch Board in action and snatch up this deal from the Holiday Catalog before it sells out! Just click on the image below.


Don’t miss out on all the GREAT deals for this week only…check out the post before this one.

Happy Stamping & Happy Shopping!

WOW…you won’t believe this…

You have ONE week to get two fantastic deals!  Both campaigns start TODAY November 24 and end on Tuesday, December 2.

#1 Build Your Own Bonus:  


Take your passion for paper, stamps and SAVINGS to a new level!

  • For a limited time! Sale runs one week only!  November 24 – December 2
  • 25% off! $99 Starter Kit will be discounted 25% to $74.25.  You can order it through me HERE!
  • You decide! Choose up to $125 in product for your kitThat’s over $50 in FREE product!!!
  • Free Shipping! The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.
  • Stock up! Once you join, you receive a one-time 30% off discount on a product order of $150 or more placed within 45 days.
  • 20% discount! Enjoy a minimum of a 20% demonstrator discount every day.
  • 5% BonusEXCLUSIVELY this special!  Receive 5% cash back on all purchases and outside sales placed in December.  Cash back is in addition to your discounts and will be paid in January.
  • Be first! December marks your chance (with your demonstrator status) to see and pre-order products from the NEW Occasions Catalog and earn Sale-A-Bration gifts (also new)!
  • No risk! You’ll have through April 30, 2015 to “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits.
  • No penalty! If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter, you will renew your demonstrator benefits for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales (frankly, you don’t need to spend another dime), you “drop” with no penalty.
  • No catch! There’s no catch–no need to host workshops, purchase anything further or get outside sales.

THE BEST NEWS OF ALL!  I welcome hobby stampers!



#2 Online Extravaganza:


You MUST check out the list of items that are on sale! Just CLICK on the image to see.

Don’t hesitate…act now…you only have ONE WEEK!!!

Please call or email if you have any questions. I look forward to having you join me in the “Paper Cuts” group.

November Paper Pumpkin, Part 2

Have I already told you how great the November Paper Pumpkin is?  Well, not only did the kit have 8 awesome cards but 12, yes, one dozen fantastic Gift Tags!

PP Nov Tag.1

Here is what it looks like closed. Great, huh! The directions suggested putting the To and From on the right but that didn’t seem correct to me since there was no room to write the names. Well, you can see a tiny bit of From on my version because I stamped To From on the left. It doesn’t bother me.  🙂

PP Nov Tags.2

Here is the tag open. Cool!  I love them!

Seriously think about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin. You can ask for the subscription as a gift!

I’ve been busy making Christmas Cards…lots of CASEing going on. Why reinvent the wheel when there are sooooo many ideas out there.  Watch for future posts of Christmas Cards!

Happy Stamping!

Christmas Crackers & Weekly Deals

Christmas Crackers!

Here’s an adorable idea for favors or stocking stuffers. CASEd this from Connie Stewart. They were a hit at the craft fair.



My empty Paper Pumpkin box came in handy for transporting these little gems. 🙂  I put 4 Chocolate Nuggets in each one.

Weekly Deals

I have the Oval Accent BIGZ die and love it.  Also love the Deco Labels Framelits.  This is a good week to get those items on your Wish List.  Click here to place your order

Weekly Deals 11.18 to 11.24Happy Stamping!


November Paper Pumpkin is AWESOME!

I just received my November Paper Pumpkin yesterday and I am totally in love with this set. Stampin’ Up hit it out of the park with this one. I made the cards first thing this morning because I thought I’d sell them at the Craft Fair tomorrow but now I’m thinking they are so cute I just might want to keep them!


Here’s what the card looks like and the matching snowflake punch out for the envelope. Tip: The punch outs for the envelope do not have adhesive so I ran them through my Xyron…super easy and no glue mess.


Close up of this super card. There are a lot of steps but so worth it.


Here’s a view peeking inside. All the stamps were included with Lost Lagoon ink.


This shows the inside and sentiment attached with Washi Tape 🙂  Large Rhinestones were included but I decided to use stars punched out in Silver Glimmer Paper to make the mailing easier.

I followed the directions pretty much as pictured and I’m quite happy with the results.

If you have been thinking about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin – do it!  The kits have improved greatly since they were first introduced. I actually dropped my own subscription after the first few months then I saw the huge improvement and started back up again. Haven’t been disappointed at all.

Paper Pumpkin would make a wonderful gift for someone you know. Click on the image for enlargement and some details.


The great thing is that you manage your own Paper Pumpkin account once you sign up through me. Once you place your order you will receive an email to guide you through the set up with your redemption code. If you are giving a subscription as a gift then you give the redemption code to the recipient.

Give Paper Pumpkin a try – I’m sure you will be pleased. A craft surprise arrives in your mailbox every month!

Happy Stamping!