Today Only – Online Extravaganza!

Are you just about ready to start your Christmas countdown?  The big day is only weeks away, which means you might be starting to think about your holiday paper crafting plans!  Maybe you’d like to make an advent calendar, some handmade decor, or a few holiday cards for those special loved ones.  The possibilities are truly endless!

The Merry and Bright Online Extravaganza is today and for today only!  You will receive 10% off almost everything in the Annual Catalog.

If you’re not sure, my suggestion would be to take a look at pages 6 through 9 in the Catalog.  These are All Inclusive Card Kits, Project Kits and the Boho Indigo Product Medley.

The All Inclusive Card Kits have everything you need to create beautiful projects.  They are perfect for new or busy crafters.  

  • Simply Citrus All Inclusive Card Kit   Makes 15 cards, 3 each of 5 designs, using the included Simply Citrus Photopolymer Stamp Set. Folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Includes 9-1/4″ x 9-1/4″ x 1-7/8″  printed cardboard box.  Colors: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Just Jade, Mango Melody, Night of Navy, white.

  • Looking Up All Inclusive Card Kit  Makes 15 cards, 3 each of 5 designs, using the included Looking Up Photopolymer Stamp Set. Folded card size: 4″ x 6″. Includes 9-1/4″ x 9-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ printed cardboard box.   Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, pink, Pool Party, white

You can download a PDF of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog here, or click on the Catalog picture below.

BUT… there are a few exclusions to the sale. Click here for a PDF of the Exclusions.

Other than the exclusions, you get 10% off everything else. 

So, browse the catalog, take a look at the All Inclusive Kits and treat yourself to some paper crafting fun!

…the only inspiration is your imagination

Curvy Splendor – November Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!  This month our Design Team’s theme is “Pile It On” – showcasing their card/project with layers of DSP and/or embellishments for any occasion.  We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments!  We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

This was another fun card.  I used the Curvy Dies, Quite Curvy Stamp Set and Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper.  The patterned paper is beautiful but I say that about all of the Designer Series Paper.  Stampin’ Up! artists design, draw, sketch and sometimes photograph the DSP. The patterns truly are works of art.

My card base is Night of Navy and the card layer is Whisper White.

  • I cut five 5″ strips of varying heights from the DSP and ran them through my cutting machine with the Curvy Die.
  • To avoid having the cut out circles from the Curvy Die in this project I made sure the solid cutting line on the underside of the die was facing me as I cut.
  • I arranged the strips in the order I wanted and glued them to a Whisper White card layer.
  • With the underside of the Whisper White layer facing me, I cut the strips with my paper snips.
  • Then I attached the Curvy layer to my Night of Navy card base.
  • The birthday sentiment is stamped with Night of Navy ink.
  • Just for fun, I scattered a few Frosted Epoxy Droplets for a little embellishment. I usually stick with a maximum of three embellishments but I couldn’t resist adding the fourth to the bottom of the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.


More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on December 9th when our theme is “Goodbye September Mini Catalog and Hello January Mini Catalog.” Participants showcase their favorites from the retiring holiday catalog or new products from the new mini catalog. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  7. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  21. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  22. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

Christmas Means More!

Happy Saturday!  It’s been quite a week.  As they say, all is well that ends well!  Today, I have a clean and simple and quick and easy card for you.

I’ve always loved this quote from How The Grinch Stole Christmas. 

The Christmas Means More stamp set has large images making it easy to create a quick card.  I love plaid anything for the holiday season and chose the Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler plaid pattern from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper pack.  The sentiment, stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock, is bold and can stand alone.  I thought a little shimmer would give this card that extra “something” so I added a few Gold Metallic Pearls.

So, pull out your favorite plaid pattern, cut a few layers, add a bold sentiment and some shine and create something simple and sweet.





Celebrate Sunflowers… Thank You!

Happy Saturday!

Today’s post is simple and casual.  This is a thank you card I created for one of my customers.  I hope the sunflower and the colors will make her smile.

I’ve been putting a lot of mileage on the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle lately. This is just another sample of how versatile this Bundle is.

The “Thank You” sentiment stamp is from the Love of Leaves stamp set.  I wanted something small so not to take any attention from the patterned paper and sunflower medallion.

Now, I want to talk about this Designer Series Paper. It gives the card a certain degree of “casual” and that’s what I wanted to accomplish.  This is a good example of how color and pattern affect the “mood” of your project.  I know I’ve talked about this before, but you have no idea what I think about when I’m creating a card. I go in all sorts of directions with an idea and when I eventually get that “Aha” moment, I go with it. Since I’ve created a new craft studio, I don’t throw my DSP on the floor to search for inspiration any more, but I do toss it all over my crafting table. As soon as I saw this Misty Moonlight pattern, I knew I had my card design.

This DSP is one of those patterns that has lots of texture which can really set the tone of the project.  To me, it looks like a patch of denim.  The Bumblebee dotted layer works well with the “denim” look since there is a pattern repeat.  I’m sure the artists over at Stampin’ Up! knew that way before me!

Both the Bumblebee dotted layer and the Misty Moonlight layer are from the 2020-2022 In Colors 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper pack.  Each year, when Stampin’ Up! releases their new “In Colors” I’ve always purchased the Designer Series Paper. It becomes a “must have” staple in my paper stash.

So, grab your patterned paper, crop a large sunflower and create something simple and casual.

The only limitation is your imagination!



We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time save on some of our most popular paper designs!  There is no limit to how many you can order. You can click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.


Poinsettia Place Gleaming in Real Red!

Happy Friday and I have a surprise today!

One of my Team members, Georgia Egan, designed and created today’s project.  It is stunning and once again, pardon my photography.

What amazed me most about this card is that it looks as though Georgia toiled for hours to get this look.  Well, she didn’t!  This is a quick and easy card if there ever was one.  The Poinsettia Petals Bundle, the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and Red, Green and Gold Foil Sheets did all the work.  The textured Plush Poinsettia Special Paper background layer gives this card even more elegance. Notice the embossed details in the poinsettia flower and leaves.

Georgia attached the poinsettia petal layers meticulously with Multipurpose Glue. The leaves and berry twigs are perfectly placed and tucked under the flower with Mini Glue Dots.

When you look closely at Georgia’s card, you see how balanced her elements are.  She kept the gold foil berry sprigs pretty close to both the top and bottom edges of the card.  By doing that, the Poinsettia flower is perfectly placed.  The Merry Christmas sentiment banner is also nicely placed with just about the same distance from the bottom of the card as it is from the right side of the card. Georgia used the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Brightly Gleaming stamp set and stamped it in Real Red ink.

I would love to be the recipient of this beautiful card.

So get out your Poinsettia Petals Bundle, add a few gleaming sprigs and some plush paper and create something classically Christmas!

The only limitation is your imagination!


We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time save on some of our most popular paper designs!  There is no limit to how many you can order. You can click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

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