Eastern Palace Suite Bundles

During the month of May Stampin' Up! is offering an early release for customers to purchase the Eastern Palace Suite bundles.  These bundles will NOT be available after May 31.  The items in the bundles will be available separately but you won't get the savings of the bundles.  There are two different bundles to choose from:




I have set up a Pinterest board with loads of samples of these bundles.  There are cards as well as other items (boxes, bags, and 3-D items!)  There are samples of the many ways the dies can be used so you can see at a glance what they look like.  I am so loving this Eastern Palace Suite!  Here is a sample of the dies (created by Jenny Moors)



Here are a few cards I've made combining the Moroccan Designer Paper with the Eastern Palace.  I love how you can use things from last year's catalog with the new!


And finally, I'd like to share a video made by Stampin' Up! on this suite!


Stampin' Up! has released some new videos on items in the new catalog and I will be featuring them in the future so be on the lookout!

Just a couple of cards

I just wanted to share with you a couple of cards I've created this week.

First, is this one using one of the card bases from the May 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I loved those bases (not so much the orange insert it came with).  For this card, I added an insert of Rich Razzleberry.  The daisy is also stamped in Rich Razzleberry and is punched out using the new, upcoming Daisy punch (143713).  The sentiment is from the Daisy Delight stamp set (143669).  The center of the Daisy uses the Gold Faceted Gems (144141). I am mailing these out as "thank you's" to my customers who ordered from me this month.



Next, I wanted to make a card to share with my fellow colon cancer warriors (I am a 15 year survivor of Stage 3 colon cancer).  My thanks to Patty Bennett, who designed this stamp set (million dollar sellers get to design their own stamp set!), Ribbon of Courage (143855).  I stamped this in Pacific Point, since blue is the color for colon cancer awareness.  I plan to make multiples of this card to take to my former (YAY!) chemotherapy center for them to give out to patients.


I love that we now have a stamp set that can be used for any cancer type!


Thanks for looking!

Happy Stamping!

Delightful Daisy Mother's Day card

I went to bed last night and woke up about 1 am with an idea for a card.  Daisies are my absolute favorite flower (my wedding flowers were all daisies).  Does this happen to you?  It seems that I get my best ideas late at night.  I just had to get up to see if what I envisioned would work.  I didn't make it last night but mistakes were made because I was so tired this afternoon.  Booboos happen all the time and are just another way to be creative in covering them up!  This is not exactly how I imagined it but it is close.  We'll be making a similar card for my Mother's Day card class on May 4.


This card uses a lot of new products which will be available to you on June 1 when the new catalog comes out.  Directions and printable instructions can be found here  

I'm pleased with how this card finally turned out.  Enjoy!

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NEW Items added to Clearance Rack




Stampin' Up! has added new items to the Clearance Rack--some up to 60% off!  These are "while supplies last" so don't delay if you want to purchase any of them.  You can see (and purchase) them here

They have also added items to the Past Paper Pumpkin kits.  If you are a subscriber, you can purchase past kits and refills here.





Day at the Beach Birthday Swap

On the beach swap

The second of my OnStage Savannah swaps. I wanted to do a summery birthday card and I do love to watercolor!

OnStage Savannah Pillow Gift

OnStage Savannah pillow gift

When we go to Stampin Up! events, staying overnight, we generally give gifts to our roommate.  This is the gift I made for my roommate and downline, Susanne.  


I wanted to make something that she could use on her desk and this is what I came up with.  I took Designer Paper that was available during Sale-a-Bration and covered an empty Project Life box.  I used Tear and Tape to adhere the paper on the sides of both the top and bottom.  I love these Hot Air Balloons!  And I'm happy that this set is carrying over to the new catalog coming out June 1.

Here is the top of the box


I layered cardstock to cover the top and made the Stitched Shapes squares into rectangles.  I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy from the stamp set that came with the Watercolor Wishes kit (retiring).  I stamped the clouds in Smoky Slate and cut out them out using the Up & Away thinlit dies.The hot air balloons were stamped in Basic Black archival ink and then cut out using those same framelits.  The large hot air balloon was cut out using the dies in Night of Navy and then using watermelon wonder, peekaboo peach, mint macaron and dapper denim cardstock.  Making these are so easy using the framelits and its a great way to use scraps.  I used the fine tip glue to adhere those smaller parts to the large balloon.  The two smaller balloons were colored in using ink and blender pens in those same colors.  You can also color the balloons with markers or with an aquapainter.

For the inside of the box:



I cut up some heavyweight printer paper to fill the back space with note paper.  I took a RSVP pen (available at Staples, Walmart, etc) and took a small strip of the same paper and filled the clear body of the pen with it to make the pen match.  I then added some post-it notes and flags.

This was a fun and easy project to do and a great way to use up those empty Project Life boxes!

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