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Incentive Trip Swaps

I thought that you might like to see all the cards that were swapped by Stampin' Up! demonstrators on the Norway Cruise incentive trip that ended on Sunday.  As you know I earned the trip (thanks to all of you) but we couldn't go because Alan has been 'under the weather'.  I had signed up to swap but, of course, didn't.  The wonderful video was done by Stampin' Up! demonstrator Irene Wendlandt from Germany.



Stampin' Up! requires that we include this statement ~ less than 1% of demonstrators earn this incentive trip.

Tuesday Project Sheet ~ Opps-a-Daisy!

You can find the FRESH AS A DAISY SUITE on page 110-111 in the annual catalog.  I know you may have daisy stamps from previous catalogs in your collection.  I think what makes this one different is the set of dies (page 156).  There are 14 different dies which layer easily for a 3D effect.  There are four sentiments ~ the one I like best is "Opps-a-Daisy ~ so sorry"!

Cheerful Daisies (2)

Download Cheerful Daisies Wild Wheat

If you were at the Cat/Art Studio Open House on Saturday, and you completed the 2023-24 SCAVENGER HUNT you've probably been waiting to see who the prize winners are.  Right?  And, the prizes (2) are the FOREVER FRIENDS CARD KIT.  And, the winners are Tammy Poole and Dena Cooper!  Congratulations!  Thank you everyone who came to the Open House ~ it was such a fun day!

What a fun stampin' party!

Below you will see the three cards from yesterday's stampin' party/open house in the Cat/Art Studio.  Everyone made all three.  The first one is using a stamp set, INKED & TILED, on page 95 AC.  We used three of the new IN COLORS ~ Moody Mauve, Boho Blue and Wild Wheat.  I still need two more stampers to join my IN COLOR CLUB ~ let me know if you are interested in the best way to get all of these color products in an easy peasy way!



WM2The second card is from the BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL SUITE on page 14 AC.  Here is the PROJECT SHEET if you would like to make this celebration card.

Download Open House Balloon Bundle

WM1The third card uses my stamp set, SEASIDE BAY, on page 101 in the catalog.  I am so proud to have my name on the stamp set and in the catalog.  I celebrate each time I use it.  It is so nice of Stampin' Up! to recognize the million dollar achievers in this way! 

Stampin' Up! = a great craft company!!!

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Join me today ~ Open House in the Cat/Art Studio

Stampin' Up! 2023-25 In Colors


Here’s a fun card idea using the new In Colors that can easily be multiplied. Tip: did you know that Stampin’ Up also sells envelopes for your gift cards?  Check out the 3" x 3" Basic White envelopes on page 135 in the annual catalog.

Irresistible Blooms Gift Cards (2)

Here’s how to make these gift cards. Tip: they make a great gift idea too – bundle 5 together with matching envelopes and gift them to friends and family.


Stamp set: Irresistible Blooms (161140)

Ink: Copper Clay (161647); Wild Wheat (161651); Boho Blue (161650); Moody Mauve (161649); Pebbled Path (161648)

Paper and cutting dimensions:
Basic White: (5) 6" x 3" [base]; (5) 2 1/4" squares
In Color Designer Series Paper: (5) 2 6/8" squares
Solid Color cardstock: (5) 2 1/4" squares

Misc: 2023-25 In Color Dots (161620); Multipurpose Liquid Glue; 12" x 12" In Color Assorted Cardstock (161712); In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (161646); Stylish Shapes Dies (159183); Basic White 3” x 3” Envelopes (159233)


1. Fold each gift card base in half and burnish.

2. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere In Color layer to gift card base.

3. Ink flower using In Color ink and stamp onto Basic White square. Die-cut using Stylish Shapes circle die.

4. Die-cut solid In Color circle using Stylish Shapes die.

5. Adhere stamped circle to In Color solid circle, then adhere to matching card base.

6. Add In Color Dot to center of each In Color flower to complete each gift card.


Crafting with You ~ scrapbook page

IMG_9714You can find the CRAFTING WITH YOU BUNDLE on page 91 in the annual catalog ~ it's great for cards and scrapbook pages too!  What pictures would you add?

Crafting with You Scrapbook Page


Crafting with You Scrapbooking Page


· Stamp Sets: Crafting with You (161219)

· Card Stock: Blueberry Bushel (146986); Boho Blue (161724); Basic White (159276); Basic Black (121045)

· Stamp Pads: Blueberry Bushel (147138)

· Misc: Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper (161467); Best Label Punch (158885); Crafting with You Dies (161225); Something Fancy Dies (160424)


· Blueberry Bushel 6 ½” x 4 ½”; 7 ¼” x 1”; 4 ¾” x 1”; 4 ¼” x 1”; 2” x 3 1/8”

· Boho Blue 6 ¼” x 4 ¼”; 2 pieces 2 3/8” x 1 ¼” (for cutter); 2 pieces 2 ¼” x ¾” (for scissors)

· Basic White 2 pieces 6” x 4”; 2 ¾” x 1 ¾”; small pieces for 27 letters

· Basic Black small scrap for cutter

· Countryside Inn Designer Series 12” x 12”; 2 pieces 2 ¼” x 1 ½”


· Adhere the Basic white 6” x 4” to the Boho Blue 6 ¼” x 4 ¼” and then to the Blueberry Bushel 6 ½” x 4 ½”. Do it for both pictures. Adhere them to the 12” x 12” Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper.

· Cut out and apply the letters to the Blueberry Bushel pieces. Adhere these to the right side of the page.

· Cut out 2 Paper Trimmers using Boho Blue Cardstock. Also cut two of the cutting blades using Basic Black scraps.

· Cut out the two pieces of the Country Inn Designer Series Paper 2 ¼” x 1 ½”. Insert these into the cutter. Add the black cutters with a dot of glue. Adhere to the page.

· Stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel on Basic White and cut out using the middle Something Fancy die. Also cut out the largest size in Blueberry Bushel. Adhere the sentiment on the Blueberry Bushel piece and to the scrapbook page.

· Cut out two pairs of scissors. Adhere the pieces together and add to the page.

· Add your pictures and you have a scrapbook page ready to go.

· For a double page spread, just reverse the pictures.


A little more daisy information....

This is one of the 12" x 12" pieces of designer series paper in the Fresh As a Daisy suite.  Right away you notice the delicious variety of patterns and colors and the fact that the paper can easily be cut to layer on your cards!  What a treat!

Cheerful Pic 1

How much easier can card making be???

Cheerful Pic 2

Cheerful Pic 3

Fresh As a Daisy

The FRESH AS A DAISY suite includes a stamp set, dies, embellishments and designer series paper using the new in-colors ~ Copper Clay, Wild Wheat, Boho Blue, Moody Mauve and Pebbled Path!  You can see it on page 110 in the annual catalog. Erica is here to tell you all about it!