Grateful Bunch Butterflies

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This is the first time I've inked up this stamp set. I won it in a prize drawing last April at Stampin' Up's OnStage event, and it's not a set I would normally use. I wanted to make some thank you cards for co-workers who'd given me gifts at Christmas. Looking through my sets, this greeting from Grateful Bunch really caught my eye. In the end, it really worked best with images from the same set (guess Stampin' Up! designers know what they're doing, huh?). At that point, this card came together pretty quickly. I looked in my craft room and saw that I still had a stash of the retired 3x6 envelopes and decided to make cards to fit in them. I used Basic Gray archival ink to stamp everything, and Soft Sky and Calypso Coral ink with blender pens to color the butterflies. I was pretty happy with the end result.

Beautiful You Meets Playful Palette

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I was lucky enough to get the new Beautiful You stamp set for free at Stampin' Up's OnStage event last November. I've become obsessed with paper piecing the dress on this stamp with Designer Series Papers. I must have made a dozen different cards with this stamp and various paper patterns. And this card is one we'll be making at my Bringing Birthdays Back card class on January 24. If you're local to the McHenry County Illinois area, I'd love to have you join us. Getting a hand-stamped card in the mail always feels wonderful. Imagine giving that feeling to your friends and family this year. That's the goal with the Bringing Birthdays Back movement.

Dragonfly Dreams in Copper

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This card started when I wanted to play with this set and watercolor paper. I stamped the solid dragonfly wings & body on watercolor paper, then I spritzed it with water so the ink would bleed. A quick shot of the heat tool, and it was ready for the detailed dragonfly to be embossed in copper. When I started to add the strip of copper foil paper, I realized it needed something. A quick trip through the Big Shot with the Woodlands embossing folder did the trick.

Star of Light meets Candy Cane Lane

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I CASEd this card from one by Claire Daly that I found on Pinterest. I used a different sentiment/banner and no twine, but otherwise it's identical. I love it because it looks so intricate, but it's really quite easy to make - just many steps.

Holiday Extravaganza - Monday November 21

Why wait for black Friday when you can shop great deals online with Stampin' Up! starting Monday, November 21? I'm so excited to tell you about our Holiday Extravaganza. Here's what will be on sale for 10-40% off from November 21 - November 28. DON'T WAIT to shop, since many products will be retiring and are only available while supplies last!

24-Hour Flash Sale - Monday, November 21st Only:

  • Bundle of ALL Color Families of Enamel Shapes: $27.95 (instead of $43.00)
  • Bundle of ALL Ombre Ink Pads: $31.50 (instead of $45.00)
  • Bundle of Embellished Ornaments stamp set and Delicate Ornament framelit dies: wood mount $45.60 (instead of $57.00), clear mount $39.20 (instead of $49.00)
  • Gift Bag punch board: $14.00 (instead of $20.00)
  • Gift Box punch board: $14.00 (instead of $20.00

Click here on November 21st to get the sale prices.


And there's more! These great deals are available all week from November 21 - November 28!

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