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Glow In The Dark


One of the new products that you can find in the Sept. ~ Dec. Mini Catty is GLOW IN THE DARK 6" x 6" SPECIALITY PAPER.  My card doesn't show the actually property of the paper glowing (too much light in the studio) but I stamped the owl on the paper ~ he is a white winter owl.  You can find the Winter Owl on page 26 and the paper on page 49 in the catty.  This unique paper also comes in the shapes of bats and ghosts ~ of course!

A little more info about your new mini...

So many of you have shared with me that you have found your SEPT - DEC MINI CATALOG in your mail box this week that I thought I would share a little more information with you.  What's your favorite bundle???  Leave me a comment and I'll send you a card!




Notes of Cheer Card Kit

Kit notes of cheer

Send some cheer with the Notes of Cheer All-Inclusive Card Kit. DIY craft kit includes delicate and gorgeous kaleidoscope of butterflies. All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The butterfly-shaped card is sure to surprise and impress your recipients. Love and support themed greetings come printed in Dutch, English, French, and German.  You make 9 cards and the envelopes are colorfully lined.  The kit is 30% off this month ~ you pay $11.70 for 9 cards.  You can find other kits too ~ go to to order.

Four in One Card Technique

4 in 1 cards


The 4 in 1 card is stamped on a full sheet of card stock, using just the center for images. When stamped as you desire, cut the card stock 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” or 4" x 5 1/4" to add to your base card with a small margin all around.

Decide what you want the layout to be for each card. Stamp the desired greeting on the blank area of each and then adhere to the card base. A very quick and easy technique for 4 cards. 

The cards above are created with the stamp set, GO TO GREETINGS, for the sentiments and CHEERFUL DAISIES (page 111 AC) for the flowers.  This technique makes four easy-peasy cards!  Please show me what YOU create with this technique!  I'll be happy to post your creations right here!





With Love & Gratitude


Express your love and gratitude in elegant style with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit inspired by Shelli! This kit includes eight treat packages (you can also use for small gifts) and eight miniature note cards with matching envelopes and specialty gold foil embellishments. Whether you’re needing a hostess gift, a sweet surprise for dinner guests, or have another reason to give love and thanks, this kit has you covered.

Plus, don’t miss the Thoughts of Thanks Journal! It matches both the design and intent of the kit, giving you an even more personal way to document and express your gratitude. It’s available as an add-on, but only while supplies last!

Subscribe and get your kit today! 




Guest Artist: Linda Manning

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You know that I love the ZOO CREW SUITE on pages 46 & 47 in the annual catalog.  Obviously, Linda does too!  She created this darling card (yes, it does fit in our regular envelopes) using the darling dancers from the Zoo Crew dancing designer series paper (161304, $12.50).  She describes this as a HEXAGON POP-UP CARD and found a video on YouTube to learn how to make it.  Here is the same card ~ from the top!

IMG_0116Thanks so much for sharing Linda!  And, if you like this and want to make your own ~ google it!

Faux Tearing Technique

Faux Tearing Card

Faux Tearing Technique


Faux Tearing Technique

Do you look for ways to create easy cards with an unusual technique? The Faux Tearing technique is quite simple even for beginner stampers.


Color & Contour 154994

Ink: Memento Black 132708, Basic Gray 149165, Soft Sea Foam 147102.

Stampin’ Blends: Poppy Parade 154958, Old Olive 154892, Highland Heather 154887.

Paper: Poppy Parade (119793) 5 ½ X 8 ½ sc 4 ¼, Basic Black (121045) 4 x 5 ¼, Basic White (159276) 3 ¾ X 5, Masking Paper (155480).

Accessories: Blending Brushes (153611), Paper Trimmer (152392), Silicone Craft Mat (127853), Multipurpose Glue (110755).


1. Tear two pieces masking paper for width of Basic White cardstock and apply. See pic.

2. Stamp images between and on top of masking paper.

3. Color as desired using your Stampin’ Blends.

4. Using Blending Brush and Sea Foam ink lightly apply ink over image to give the background a soft color.

5. Remove masking tape and stamp sentiment using Basic Gray ink.

6. Add adhesive and apply above to the Basic Black cardstock and then to Poppy Parade card base.

7. Add embellishments if you desire.