Last Day for Starter Kit Deal

Today is the very last day to take advantage of the In Color Starter Kit deal!  The Starter Kit is always a great deal but with all these great products thrown in, it's now a super deal!

If you are like me and love the new IN COLORS, you'll love getting them for FREE!  Yes, Stampin' Up! is giving you the new grid paper, 5 new ink pads, matching cardstock and matching 6x6 double-sided pretty papers!

The In Color products are valued at $66.50 and also they will give you a Paper Pumpkin kit ($24) and other supplies.  

Purchase your kit for $99 and get the shipping for free!

Once you purchase the kit, you will receive a 20% discount on future orders.  There is no further obligation on your part unless you want to continue to receive that 20% discount! Win, Win!

You can start a business or just be a happy shopper--no need for classes or videos unless you want to do them.  It's all up to you!

As a member of my team, I and my team will provide all the support you need whether you want to be business-minded or a hobbyist.  There are monthly zoom meetings with prizes; access to exclusive Stampin' Up! groups on Facebook; and free training.  You'll also receive free access to Jessica Taylor's One Sheet Wonder monthly club with new templates, pdf, and video each month showing you how to better use your pretty patterned papers.

Purchase your kit here

Birthday Gift Card Holders

A friend of mine asked me to make her some gift card holders for birthdays.  While some that I made are specifically for birthdays (using the Light the Candles kit), the others can be used as a template for any occasion.  

Here are the quick and easy gift card holder cards I made using the Light the Candles kit:



I took the card bases that were included in the kit and scored the front edge at 1" and folded over to make a place to hold the card.  I cut out a notch using the cloud punch (just found a rounded edge and did that) but you can use a circle punch.  

Once I punched the notch I taped down the edges using Seal+, but Tear & Tape works great too!  

Since I folded down part of the card front, it left a white edge of 1" showing on the card base so I took a 5 1/2" x 1" strip of DSP (using the Rainbows paper from Sale-a-Bration) and put on that white piece to make the card complete.

On the second card above (the one with the green base), the kit has the card horizontal with candles all across the front.  I turned it on it's side and cut the larger candle die cuts in half to make the gift card holder.  Otherwise I put the cards together as the kit directed using the pieces in the kit.

The other cards I made can be made with any paper you have.  Some are with new DSP and others with retired paper.  Use what you have!  

This first card uses the Expressions in Ink paper:


This next one uses the Hues of Happiness DSP:


Here is one using the Hydrangea paper from last year:


The final two use the Strawberry paper from last year:


Now for how I made those cards above.  Take your cardstock and cut at 4 1/4" x 11".  Score at 5 1/2" and at 1 1/4" (to form the pocket for the gift card).  Cut a notch in the gift card pocket.  Decorate the card front however you choose and dont' forget to decorate the envelope too!

Some of the products I used are listed below.

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Hues of Happiness Friend Card

I made this card as a thank you for one of my customers.  The way this card is made you can make 24 cards from 2 sheets of paper from the Hues of Happiness DSP.  I love this paper!  You'll see many more cards made from this DSP.  Just a little paper makes a huge impact!

Here is the inside of the card 


All the details:

The base is Basic White Thick cardstock.  I took a piece of Basic White cardstock cut 5 1/4" x 4" and ran it through the Cut & Emboss machine using the Gingham 3D Embossing folder.  

I cut 1" strips of the DSP (this makes 12 strips) and then cut them to 5 1/4" length (making 24 strips).  I took the sheet of DSP that has the flowers and leaves that the dies will cut out.  I then die cut the flowers and leaves.  You could also fussy-cut them too.  There are a couple of flowers and leaves that there is no die for so I fussy cut those.  I went ahead and did them all and put in a dvd case for future cards.

Using dimensionals I put them on the card front.  I stamped the sentiment on  Basic White and then die cut out using the Stylish Shapes dies (love, love, love these new dies!) and attached using dimensionals.  I then decorated the front using the In Color opal rounds.


The Starter Kit deal ends May 31!  

Get FREE In Color products (valued at $66.50) with your starter kit!  For just $99, you get to choose $125 in products.  All with FREE SHIPPING!  

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The Grove Get Well Card

My husband's first cousin is undergoing treatment for his second cancer and I wanted to make him a card to help cheer him up.  Masculine cards are always a little difficult for me.

This card features the Grove dies in Evening Evergreen on a Soft Succulent cardbase.  I stamped the sentiment on Basic White using Evening Evergreen ink and then die cut it using the Waves dies.  The sentiment is from Speedy Recovery.  I forgot to take a photo of the inside.  I stamped the envelope flap with a stamp from the Limited Edition stamp set.

To stick down that intricate die cut on the card front, I used multipurpose glue but would normally use adhesive sheets on the cardstock first.  I just put the glue on by using a sponge and sponging it on.


Ending in just a few days is the Starter Kit deal!  For just $99 you get to choose $125 in products and Stampin' Up! will give for FREE new in color grid paper, all 5 In Color ink pads, matching cardstock and 6x6 double-sided paper, valued at $66.50.  You'll also receive a Paper Pumpkin kit and other supplies.  All this comes with FREE SHIPPING, saving you another 11%!  This deal ends May 31

You'll get 20% off all future purchases as long as you remain a demonstrator (you'll have until the end of September to decide on that).  You'll also receive free admission to Jessica Taylor's One Sheet Wonder monthly club with new templates, pdf and video each month showing you how to best use your pretty patterned papers.  Have questions?  Please email me at

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday and it's also my daughter's.  She was such a wonderful present!  

In celebration, I am offering a special present to all my customers who order at least $50 in products from now until the end of the month.  I will be sending you a small gift and also will put your name in the hat for a $25 gift card of Stampin' Up! products from me


Hues of Happiness Thinking of You card

Unfortunately I've had to make some sympathy cards lately and here is one of them using the Hues of Happiness suite of products


I always like to use white on the inside of the card and diecut it to make it special.  And don't forget to decorate the envelope by either covering the flap with pretty papers or stamping on it.  We all love to get some pretty cards in the mail and especially when you are trying to cheer up someone!

Here are all the details to make this card:


  • Stamp Sets – Go To Greetings (158763); Peaceful Moments (151595)
  • Card Stock – Gorgeous Grape (146987); Highland Heather (146986); Basic White (159276)
  • Stamp Pads – Gorgeous Grape (147099)
  • Misc. – Hues of Happiness (DSP)  (158822); Blossoming Happiness Dies (158823); Artisan Additions Dies (159172); Stylish Shapes Dies (159183); Deckled Rectangles  Dies (159173); White 3/8” Glittered Ribbon (156408); Sponge Dauber (133773); In Color Opal Rounds (159185); Basic White Envelope (159236); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Dimensionals (104430); Stampin’ Seal (152813)



  • Gorgeous Grape:     8 1/2” x 5 1/2”                        3 ½” x 4”
  • Highland Heather:   4” x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White:                4” x 2” scrap for banner  4” x 5 “                       
  • DSP:               small piece with full flower on it     2 ¼”x 5 ½” for envelope    



  • Score the card base at 4 ¼”
  • Die cut the floral piece on left of card using the Artisan Additions Dies.  You can do this two ways.  You can first put the cardstock on Adhesive Sheets (152452) and then die cut or just die cut.  I die cut and then put small amounts of liquid glue on the back and adhered to the left side of the Highland Heather piece.
  • Die cut the flower from the DSP using the Blooming Happiness die that matches the flower.
  • Since we no longer have Gorgeous Grape sheer ribbon (use if you have it!), I took some (about 5 ¾”) White Glittered Ribbon and colored it using my Gorgeous Grape ink and a sponge dauber. Attach around the Highland Heather piece
  • Die cut the banner from the Stylish Shapes dies and stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Attach over the ribbon using dimensionals.  Attach the diecut flower using dimensionals.
  • Adhere the card front to the card base and decorate with 5 of the In Color Opal rounds
  • Die cut the large piece of Basic White using the Deckled Rectangle Dies for the inside of the card.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the white piece.  
  • Cover the envelope flap with the small piece of DSP using liquid glue


Only 1 week left for the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Deal!  It ends May 31!

You really don't want to miss out on this excellent deal!  Just $99 and you get to choose $125 in products!  That's always a great deal but until the end of the month Stampin' Up! will give you FREE In Color products--new grid paper, all 5 ink pads, matching cardstock and matching 6x6 pretty papers (value of $66.50).  You'll also receive a free Paper Pumpkin kit and other supplies.  All this with FREE SHIPPING, saving you even more!  Get your kit here

There's no further obligation beyond the purchase of the kit unless you want to continue to get 20% off your Stampin' Up! supplies.  You'll receive your discount through September at the very least.  And with a new July-December mini catalog coming out, you'll want to get a headstart on your holiday crafting by ordering early and with a discount!  Purchase your starter kit and join my Ink Spot Inkers team.  I'd love to have you join us!  You'll also get free admission to Jessica Taylor's One Sheet Wonder club as a team member and part of her team too!

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Awash in Beauty Hello Card

One of the cards I made as a thank you to my customers uses the Awash in Beauty DSP.  This paper is gorgeous and makes super easy cards


Here are all the details:


  • Stamp Sets – Nature’s Prints (158793)
  • Card Stock – Polished Pink (155710); Basic White (159276)
  • Stamp Pads – Mossy Meadow (147111)
  • Misc. – Awash in Beauty (DSP)  (158973); Design A Daydream DSP (159161); Lasting Label Punch (158651); Stitched with Whimsy Dies (155314); Old Olive/Sahara Sand Combo Ribbon (158955); Brushed Brass Butterflies (158136); Multipurpose Glue (110755); Stampin’ Seal (149699); Sponge Daubers (133773); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Paper Snips (103579); Basic White Envelope (159236)



  • Polished Pink:          8 1/2” x 5 1/2”                       
  • Basic White:             2 ½” x 1 ¾”           3 ¾” x 5”
  • Awash DSP:            5 ¼” x  4”
  • Design a Daydream DSP:  2 ¾” x 6”




  • Score card base at 4 ¼”
  • Die cut the larger Basic White piece with the Stitched with Whimsy Die (for the inside of the card)
  • Attach the Old Olive ribbon (about 4 ¾”) around the front of the DSP piece and adhere to the back
  • Punch out the smaller Basic White piece with the Lasting Label die
  • Stamp the sentiment from Nature’s Prints with Mossy Meadow ink.  Using a sponge dauber, ink the edges with Mossy Meadow
  • Attach the card front to the card base with Seal or your favorite adhesive.
  • Attach the sentiment piece to the card front with dimensionals.
  • Decorate with the Brushed Brass Butterflies
  • On the inside attach the Stitched with Whimsy piece
  • Cover the flap of the envelope with the Design a Daydream piece with Multipurpose glue and trim around the edges with paper snips


I try to always decorate the envelope in some way--either covering the flap with DSP or stamping on the envelope.  Who doesn't want to open a pretty envelope?  It creates a little excitement before getting to the main event!  And if the card base is a color, I always use some white cardstock on the inside and it's even better decorated in some way!

Don't forget about the Starter Kit deal ending on May 31!  Get your kit here

The kit is $99 and you get to choose $125 in products and Stampin' Up! will give you FREE In Color products:  new grid paper, all 5 of the new ink pads, matching cardstock and double-sided 6x6 papers, valued at $66.50!  You'll also receive a free Paper Pumpkin kit and other supplies.  There is no further obligation or commitment on your part unless you want to continue to receive 20% off all your orders.  You'll have until the end of September to decide if you want to stay.  And the new July-December catalog will be coming out in that time and you'll be able to get a head start on your holiday projects at a discount!  Get your Starter Kit now!

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A Million Thanks Thank You cards

I've been making some thank you cards for my customers.  Some of them are from the "A Million Thanks" card kit.  

I made some as the kit showed and for others I used a different stamp in the included stamp set.  I also added other embellishments.

This really is a great kit!  I love when I can make some easy peasy cards when I am in a rush (we are getting ready to go to the beach soon)

Kit Includes:

  • A Million Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Evening Evergreen 
  • Pre-designed projects 
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Pre-cut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
  • Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs 
  • UV coating on card bases (looks like clear embossing)
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm) 
  • 9 pre-printed envelopes 
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects 
  • Printed die-cut sheets
  • 1 sheet of adhesive-backed black dot embellishments
  • A 9-7/8" x 6-1/2" x 2-3/4" (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Mossy Meadow, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz 

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