A Good Day…For Candy!

A Good Day!

Today’s project is an adorable candy box that anyone would love to receive for Valentine’s Day, or any occasion for that matter, using some great products from the Occasions Catalog…namely, A Good Day stamp set!


If the “A Good Day” stamp set from the Occasions Catalog isn’t already on your wish list, it would be a great one to add.  It has the most adorable images…and so perfect to punch out with the Scallop Circle Punches for a quick addition or main focus to a card.  It would make a great $50 bundle, and then you can take advantage of a Sale-A-Bration level 1 FREEBIE!


Two-Tone Sentiment

In case you’re wondering how the “Just for you” sentiment words are in black, but the pointed fringe is Melon Mambo, just stamp the sentiment on two separate pieces of Whisper White; one in Memento and one in Melon Mambo.  Now, you’ll punch the Memento one out with the 1″ circle punch and then the Melon Mambo one gets punched using the 1-3/8″ scallop circle punch.  Layer one on the other and you’ve accomplished the two-tone look!  Add a little more pop by running a gold sheet through the Big Shot using 1-3/4″ layering circle framelits and layer the sentiments on top using dimensionals.


The Box

Now let’s take a look at how the box was made.  I’ll take you step-by-step with pictures so hopefully you can go straight to your craft room and create one yourself!

First, you’ll need 2 pieces of Melon Mambo cardstock; one cut to 6-1/2″ x 11″ and the other cut at 2-5/8″ x 4-1/2″.  Cut off the two 5/8″ pieces and the 1/4″ x 5/8″ on the opposite corners as shown.


Next, Make a mark with a pencil 2″ down from the top.  Align the Painted With Love DSP at the top of this piece.


Using your Stampin’ Trimmer, align the 2 from the score line to the 2″ mark along the groove of the Trimmer as shown.  Cut off the wedge.




Now, adhere 1-3/8 x 5-1/8 to the second panel as shown.


Next, you need to cut a window out leaving a 1/4″ frame around the cut.  Do this by using the Trimmer and aligning  on the 1/4″ mark (on the right side) and cut 1/4″ down and stop 1/4″ from the DSP end.


Adhere tear tape to inside of frame and adhere window sheet.


Next, we close the wedge flap.  This makes the pocket for the card.  Adhere the “box” right at the 4-1/2″ score line and then close one end with adhesive.

Next, if you haven’t already eaten all the chocolate while making your fun box, wrap 5 chocolate nuggets with 1″ x 3-1/5″ strips of DSP and insert into the box and then close up the other end.

Finally, punch a hole in the top of the card and finish off with Powder Pink Shimmer ribbon and bow.


Hope this inspires you to try something new if you haven’t made something like this before!

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Petals, Bubbles & Sequins…Oh My!

Petals, Bubbles & Sequins…Oh My!

Petals, Bubbles & Sequins

What do petals, bubbles and sequins all have in common?  This gorgeous card, that’s what!



This card uses the gorgeous Petal Palette stamp set (in the new Occasions Catalog) along with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies.  Of course, you can save 10% by buying the Petal Palette Bundle!  There are so many beautiful images and great sentiments in this stamp set!  Here’s a closer look:


However, for this card, just one of the sentiments is used.  It’s sitting on top of one of the intricate lace-type dies that was run through the Big Shot on a Multipurpose Adhesive sheet for quick and easy assembly! Be sure and check out all the great samples that are shown on page 22 of the Occasions Catalog using the Petal Passion Suite HERE.


The great pop of color comes from the Sale-A-Bration freebie, Bubble & Fizz Designer Series Paper!  It’s so fun and versatile!  And it’s FREE with a $50 purchase.  It’s layered on top of Calypso Coral cardstock to make it pop even more!



Take a closer look at that Vellum Cardstock layer.  It was run through the Big Shot using the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Occasions Catalog).  And the sequins keep coming with those fun Tutti-frutti Adhesive-backed Sequins scattered on top of the velum for added color and fun…another great find in the Occasions Catalog!


Additionally, if you want to get your hands on some FREE Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-backed Sequins, simply use my January Hostess Code with your order!  You will get these adorable sequins for free with a $75 order!

Also, don’t miss out on the NEW Reward Levels this year with Sale-A-Bration.  Check out my post talking about it HERE!

Hugs & Smiles,


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Occasions Catalog 2018 is Here…Let’s Sale-A-Brate!

Have you heard?

THE Occasions Catalog for 2018 is here…and you’re going to LOVE IT!  Check out this cute stop-motion video (I love these videos!) to see highlights of some of the awesome Occasions products!

Got Occasions Catalog?

I know you’re DYING to see the whole catalog, so if you have not received one from me (or another demonstrator) and would like one, please let me know and I will get one in the mail to you ASAP.  In the meantime, you can download it simply by clicking the image to the right!

But wait, there’s more…check out this video that features fabulous stamps perfect for using with the new Stampin’ Blends:

Something to Sale-A-Brate!

Is it not enough that we have new products to drool over and purchase in the Occasions catalog?  Let’s add in some FREE new products to sweeten the deal!  You know it, Sale-A-Bration is back and better than ever!

Check out this quick video highlighting a few of the products!

In case you’re not quite familiar with what Sale-A-Bration is, it’s only the biggest sale of the year where you can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order.  But this year something new has been added…Reward Levels!

SHOP – Reward Levels

In the past, for every $50 you spent, you received a free Sale-A-Bration product.  But this year, they’ve sweetened the pot!  Check out these reward levels:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!

If you need a Sale-A-Bration brochure, please contact me and I’ll be happy to get one in the mail to you.  In the meantime, check out all the goodness HERE online!


There are also added benefits to hosting during Sale-A-Bration!  Did Christmas or post Christmas bills drain the wallet?  Have no fear!  I’ve got a way for you to get your hands on our awesome Stampin’ Up! products for FREE!!!

Host a party with $250 in sales (kinda easy during Sale-A-Bration) and you’ll get $25 more in hostess rewards!  Seriously… for just $250 sales, you’re looking at $50 in FREE Products (of your choice!)  Hello?  Email me to book your party NOW!  Before everyone else gets your date!

Contact me today to book your party!  Catalog parties count too as do your own personal order for $250 or more!

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Colorful Sunsets…I mean Seasons

I see a Sunset?  What do you see?  This card reflects the name of the stamp set used on it perfectly…colorful!  If you really want to brighten someone’s day, get out your ink and stamping sponges and let’s get started on this beautiful card idea, courtesy of my stamping co-op!

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  • The oh so colorful focal point of this card is created using a piece of Whisper White cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Using Stamping Sponges, pounce Sahara Sand ink along one long edge to at least ½” from the bottom.  Follow with Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and end with Melon Mambo at the top.  Blend colors at “seam” where they both meet.
  • On a piece of 2-3/4’ x 2-3/4” Whisper White, stamp the “Life is Beautiful” sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in the center with Basic Black Archival ink.  Die cut with the round 2-3/8” Stitched Shapes Framelits to center the sentiment.  Using Daffodil Delight and a sponge, pounce ink over the sentiment to create a sun.
  • Next, we’re going to use those fabulous Seasonal Layers Thinlits to die cut the Adirondack chair (using a piece of 2″ x 2-1/2″ Whisper White) and the beverage cup with the straw (using a piece of 1″ x 3/4″ Whisper White). You’ll want to stamp the beverage first with Pumpkin Pie ink, then die cut.

Wasn’t that fun?  Now all we have to do is assemble our card!

  • Adhere sun/sentiment to colorful background using SNAIL.
  • Adhere chair and beverage to colorful background using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Set aside to dry.
  • Once dry, adhere the colorful piece to the Daffodil Delight cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) using SNAIL.
  • Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere Daffodil Delight piece to card base of Whisper White cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″.
  • Take about a 6″ piece of Daffodil Delight ¼” Double-Stitched Ribbon, tie into a tiny bow, trim ends and adhere to side of sentiment piece with Mini Glue Dot.
  • Sprinkle a few Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dots on the card front and your colorful creation is complete!


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Happy Birthday Gorgeous

It’s Monday!  What better way to start (or end) what’s usually considered the worse day of the week than by stamping.  It’s time for a “Make It Monday!” using one of my favorite new stamps – Happy Birthday Gorgeous!      I’m excited to bring you this gorgeous card from our project sheet co-op group!  It’s easy to make…and it incorporates a little technique too!

StampinUp Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Florals Designer Paper Stack ,#StampAfterSunrise, DYI cards, paper crafts

I’m excited not only because it’s such a pretty card, but because we get to use the *new* Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets!  Have you tried these sheets yet?  They’re such a time saver!

SaA Few Tips:

  • Adhere the Lemon Lime Twist card stock (love this new In Color!) to the adhesive sheet then run through the Big Shot using the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.  Peel off the adhesive sheet and adhere the Happy Birthday to a Whisper White Scallop Circle Framelits (used by cutting with the Big Shot).

Now let’s do a little assembly!

  • Start with your Lemon Lime Twist card base.  Layer on top of that with a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White.
  • On top of that you’ll adhere 2 pieces of 2 different designs of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.
  • Now you’ll take your Happy Birthday scallop circle and adhere it with Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center of the card.

Easy enough!

Next, we’re going to use the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set to stamp the sentiment on scrap  Whisper White card stock and punch out using the Classic Label Punch.  We’ll adhere this under the “happy birthday” using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Of course, you can always stamp a sentiment on additional Whisper White card stock and adhere it inside the card as well.  This stamp set has so many great sentiments to choose from!  If you haven’t invested in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle yet, you might want to reconsider.  In fact, add a couple more items to make it $50 and earn those July Bonus Days coupons!  Here’s a great $50 bundle idea:

Don’t forget to use my July Hostess Code for a free gift from me when placing your $50 (or more) order!StampAfterSunrise-July-Hostess-Code-VAESKZ3R-Mini-Dimensionals-FreeYou’ll be all set to make quick, cute and easy birthday cards.  And don’t we always need more birthday cards on hand?  I know I do!

Hugs & Smiles,


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2017-18 Annual Catalog is here..

..and I’m loving it!  The Annual Catalog is always ‘a book’ and there’s no exception this year either!  Its pages (all 233) are filled with fabulous stamp sets.  More samples than ever (it must be cause I’m wanting it ALL – even sets I already own!);  And lots of NEW Ribbons and Embellishments (Yay, I love to accessorize!)!  If you haven’t gotten your hands on a copy yet (and you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator), I’d love to send you a copy.  Just email me and request your copy (if you live locally to Nashville, let’s meet for coffee or a cooling beverage)!

2017-2018 Annual Catalog Facts

  • 5 New In Colors
  • 75 New Stamp Sets
  • 56 New Ribbons
  • 15 New Designer Series Papers
  • 16 New Embellishments
  • 7 New Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (includes 3 new Dynamic folders)
  • 20 New Framelits/Thinlits (many bundled with coordinating stamp sets)
  • 24 New Bundles (who doesn’t love a savings!)

Where’s the “I Want It All Button”, right?   If you are not convinced yet, Check out this fun video Stampin’ Up! created showcasing new products from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.. Enjoy the show!

Would you like a list of all the Bundles included in the Annual Catalog?  Click this link to download your list: Bundles 2017-2018

So what has caught your attention already in the Annual Catalog?  Leave me a comment!   Ready to order?  When placing your order, be sure to use my June Hostess CodeEGM4U4DK   to receive a small gift from me.  NOTE:  If your order is > $149, do not use the Hostess Code – you will receive Stampin’ Rewards for your order AND a small gift from me.  Not sure where the Hostess Code goes? It is just below the Coupon Code (on bottom left side):



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Have a Happy Day… Hugs & Smiles,


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