Design A Treat So Very Merry

Today, I want to call attention to the Design A Treat Bundle on page 61 in the Holiday Mini. I’ve seen so many amazing samples of inspiration done with this Bundle that I had to showcase it again today.

My card is a catalog CASE. The sample I CASE’d is on page 74. A whimsical card like this one is a fraction of what you could do with this Bundle. The Design A Treat stamp set has a few photopolymer images that coordinate with the Design A Treat Dies. The possibilities for the holiday season are enormous. This is a fun one to own.

Let’s talk about today’s card.

Today’s Card Pieces and Parts

In my “Pieces And Parts” photo, I stamped a Basic Whtie layer with the polka dot stamp from the Design A Treat stamp set. While I was putting my card together, I changed my mind (which I often do), and decided to go with a plain Basic White top layer. Both would work. I preferred the “cleaner” version.

Also in my “Pieces And Parts” photo, I added a sample of one of the little treat boxes you can make with the die. Halloween is coming and these little boxes go togther in a flash and are a perfect wrap for a sweet treat!

Make Your Cuts

  • I cut a Shaded Sp-ruce card base 11″ x 4 1/4″ and scored at  5 1/2″.
  • The Basic White layer measures 5 1/2″ x 3″.
  • The Poppy Parade layer is 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″.
  • Each of the “gift box” squares is 1 1/4″.
  • The “ribbon” on my gift boxes is 1/4″ wide and the length is 1 1/4″.
  • I die cut the bows on the boxes with one of the Design A Treat Dies.
  • I attached the die cut reindeer antlers to a 1 1/4″ Crumb Cake square and stamped his face with an image from the stamp set.
  • I punched the reindeer’s red nose with an older cup cake punch I have in my stash.

The Sentiment

  • I stamped the sentiment (from the Trees For Sale stamp set) with Shaded Spruce ink.
  • The Basic White sentiment layer is 2 3/4″ x 3/4″.
  • “Rudolph” and the stantiment are attached with Dimensionals.

Don’t forget about the inside of your card. I cut a DSP stripo 3/4″ x 4 1/4 and added two punched dots to the inside of this card.

So, get yourself the Design A Treat Bundle, cut a few squares, add some ribbon and a pretty bow and create something “so very merry”!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Product Details



This is the last week of the “Weekly Deals”. You can click on the banner above or photos below for this week’s Deal details.



This Birthday Piggy – Weeee

Oh, so cute! Part of the current Perfect Partners promotion, the “This Birthday Piggy” bundle is so much fun to use. The This Birthday Piggy stamp set is in the current Annual Catalog. Stampin’ Up! created a coordinating die set, the Playful Piggy Dies. The stamp set alone is adorable, and paired with the dies, you’ll create with it smiling all the way!

The Playful Piggy Dies have 18 separate dies. There are lots of little detail dies and larger dies to cut the piggy images in the stamp set. There’s an adorable little wagon die that will surely get your creative mojo going. Fill it with flowers, apples, and possibly a sweet little piggy!

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • Today’s card showcases the dies – the large die cut the piggy on the motorbike and smaller dies cut the grass, confetti and the bandana on this adventurous pig.
  • I cut a Basic White card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The Granny Apple Green horizontal banner is 3/4″ x 5″. I used the Banner Pick A Punch to cut the flagged ends.
  • I built my focal point piggy on the largest stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
  • If you were going to duplicate this design, the circle measures about 3″ in diameter.
  • I shaded the piggy with a Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend, and used the light shades of Tahitian Tide, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Real Red to color the rest of the stamped image.
  • I stamped all the images with Basic Gray ink and the sentiment with Tahitian Tide ink.
  • The little bandana is my favorite detail. I stamped the gingham stamp from the Christmas Scottie stamp set with Basic Gray ink and used the little bandana die to die cut it.
  • I used the same large piggy stamp for the inside of the card, masking off the piggy on the motorbike and stamping only the confetti.
  • I added a little color to the confetti with Blends.

Although there was lots of die cutting to complete this card, it came together quickly. I made one sweep through my die cutting machine for all the die cut elements. Cutting the grass took an extra sweep.

So, grab your piggy stamp, add lots of color and a gingham bandana, and create something fun!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Product Details


Stampin’ Up! Notes & News – September, 2022 

Perfect Partners Promotion

Click the image below to download the detailed flyer.

  • Stampin’ Up! created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion. These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle.
  • You can download the flyer for all the details. Click the image above or you can click here.

Weekly Deals

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Celebrate A Biggest Wish With Christmas Scottie

Let’s start a new week with a “big” birthday wish!

I’m calling this post a classic “product blend” card. I had something completely different to showcase today, and my project evolved into this Christmas Scottie birthday card. It’s because I wanted to use the Pacific Point Grid Designer Series Paper from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper pack. It’s on page 87 in the July – December Mini Catalog. The “Celebrate Everything” title is spot on. It celebrates everything!

Along with the Designer Series Paper, I used the Christmas Scottie Bundle, the Celebrate With Tags Bundle, and the Biggest Wish stamp set. Lots of “product blending” which is a fun, creative process. I started with the DSP, then the Scottie dog, then the big birthday wish, and finally the balloon. What you see results from mixing and matching supplies.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • The Pacific Point cardstock card base is 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I cut two Basic White layers 4″ x 5 1/4″. One for the card front and one for the inside.
  • The Pacific Point grid patterned paper is 3 7/5″ x 5″.
  • I used the large circle die from my Stitched Shapes Dies. It measures about 3″ in diameter. You can use the large circle die from Stylish Shapes, as well to die cut the circle from the polka dot patterned paper.
  • The Scottie dog is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and punched it out with the coordinating Scottie Dog Punch.
  • His collar bow is punched using Sweet Sorbet cardstock.
  • I stamped the balloon with Daffodil Delight ink. The stamp is from the Celebrate With Tags stamp set.
  • I used sponge daubers and my Stamparatus to ink the balloon with Daffodil Delight and Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • It’s die cut using the matching die from the Bundle.
  • The “happy birthday” sentiment is from the Biggest Wish stamp set. It’s stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • I attach Scottie and the balloon to the card layer with Dimensionals.
  • I embellished with a few white Classic Matte Dots.
  • The inside sentiment is from the Christmas Scottie stamp set.

So, look at your supplies, find some great patterned paper, mix and match stamps and sentiments and create something with a Biggest Birthday Wish!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Product Details



  • The Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam Notes And Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure are no longer available.
  • Stampin’ Up! has made more products available for FREE with a qualifying purchase so we all can continue to enjoy the benefits of Sale-A-Bration.
  • Click the flyer below for details.











Sale-A-Brate Hippest Hippos FREE PDF

Time for another Mini Slimline design. I so enjoy creating a Slimline card. The card measures 7″ x 3 1/2″ and is so easy to create.

The Hippest Hippos stamp set and Hippo Dies are FREE now through August 31st, during Sale-A-Bration. Your total product order has to be $100 to get these adorable products free. You can click the images in the Product Details Section of this post to imagine all the projects you can create with this stamp and die set.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • I love this color combination – Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sorbet and Coastal Cabana. Three vibrant colors that work beautifully together to create a “happy” and fun design.
  • The Daffodil Delight card base is a 7″ square, scored at 3 1/2″.
  • The plaid patterned paper covers the front of the card base. It measures 3 1/2″ x 7″. It’s from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper pack. There are 48 sheets of amazing Designer Series Paper in the pack with designs for all occasions, including fun holiday patterns.
  • Click on the button below to download and print the Tutorial. The measurements and a “how to” are there.

So, download the PDF, pull out your Hippest Hippos stamps and Hippo Dies, and create something fun and “On Pont”!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Product Details



  • From today through July 31st, 2022, for every minimum order of $50.00 through my online store, you will receive a FREE package of Festive Pearls from me.
  • Please use the July Host Code QUHMHEFX.
  • Click the shopping bag below and the Host Code will automatically come up.

  • If your order is $150.00 or more, do not use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! and you will also receive the Festive Pearls from me.







The Biggest Birthday Wish

Hello Friends! Happy Saturday!

Today’s  card is a simple and colorful way to send a “big” birthday wish.  I’m showcasing the Biggest Wish stamp set.  The larges, bold sentiments in the set  are so much fun to use.  There are nine sentiments and a small image stamp.  The sentiments are mixed fonts that make it easy to create your own messages… “happy birthday”, birthday hello”, “hello friend” and on and on. This card can be used as a masculine birthday wish or a birthday wish for a child.

I kept the design simple, adding a few quick and easy details – an embossed layer, a little ink splatter and punched circles as embellishments.

Today’s Card Pieces and Parts

  • So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Poppy Parade is today’s color palette.  Love these colors together.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Night of Navy ink. (It looks black, but I just re-inked my Night of Navy and it was pretty juicy so the image stamped darker than usual).
  • The card base is a Basic White A-2 tent fold that measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The So Saffron card front layer is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and embossed with the Hive 3-D Embossing Folder.
  • The So Saffron card front is attached to the card base with Multipurpose Glue.
  • I fine that glue is a better adhesive when working with layers.  You have some time to slide your layers exactly where you want them.
  • The Basic White sentiment layer is die cut with one of the Rectangle Stitched Dies and attached to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • I cut two strips for the banners.  One is Bermuda Bay and the other is Poppy Parade.  They’re each 3/4″ wide.
  • The hand cut flagged banners are attached to the back of the sentiment layer.
  • My sentiment layer needed a little something more… I found an ink splatter stamp in the Color & Contour stamp set and “splattered” a little Bermuds Bay ink around the sentiment.
  • The ink splatter is stamped off once.
  • I used my Cupcake Builder Punch to punch a few small circles from Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade and So saffron cardstock.
  • They work well as embellishments.

So, find that fun “big” stamp, emboss a card layer, add a little ink splatter and create a “big” birthday wish.

…the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Card Product Details



  • Latest addition to the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection:  
  • The Robot Buddies Kit contains everything you need to create adorable robot themed cards and projects.
  • There are 9 card bases and envelopes along with sticker sheets and die cuts.
  • The Kit also includes a photopolymer stamp set,  two Stampin’ Ink Spots and a clear block .



  • Savings Are In Bloom  Promotion:  This is a good time to purchase the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  It’s 20% off the regular price.
  • There are 13 fabulous Bundles that coordinate with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Each Bundle is 20% off.



  • Waves Of The Ocean Collection Early Release.
  • Check in on a beautiful new product collection with stunning colors and canvas created art designed patterned paper. It’s stunning!
  • This new collection will certainly make you want to head to the beach, even to just take a walk and enjoy the ocean.