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This is such a wonderful offer from STAMPIN' UP! and it is limited ~ it ends on Halloween ~ two days from now.  If you love crafts and have been a customer of mine, or another demonstrator, it is time to try out this offer.  And, if you have been a demonstrator previously, this offer is open to you also.  Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 35TH ANNIVERSARY by offering you a choice ~ see below ~ and, decide which way you would like to join ~ either way has benefits ~ lower price or move craft products!!!  Think about it!   I would love to help you ~ text or call ~ 757-641-9354!


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It gets better! Those who sign up for a Starter Kit during this offer will also be automatically registered for FREE* to our virtual OnStage event on 11 November—a $77 USD | $102 CAD value!

  • Those who sign up for this offer have the opportunity to watch the event independently, gathered together with other demonstrators, or with their Team Leader.
  • Demonstrators who join during this promotion will be automatically added to the OnStage attendees; they do not need to register separately.
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Modern Grid Technique


Modern grid (1)


The Modern Grid Technique includes the creation of a hand-drawn grid behind images that are already stamped on cardstock. The grid only looks this way as its vertical and horizontal lines are drawn across the paper stopping whenever part of a stamped image gets in its way. The line is then continued at the other side of the image.

Using two or three medium-sized stamped images are perfect for this technique.


Stamps: Circle Sayings (161355), Whale Watching (162276)

Ink: Memento Black (132708), Stampin’ Blends: Calypso Coral (154881), Lost Lagoon (161680), Poppy Parade (154958), Tahitian Tide (159221), Pebbled Path (161658).

Paper with measurements: Tahitian Tide (159261) 5 ½ X 8 ½ sc 4 ¼ , Basic White (158276) 2 @ 4 X 5 ¼

Accessories: Double Oval Punch (154242), Small Blending Brushes (160518), Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack (155475), Non-Stampin’ Up!-Black Journaling Pen, Ruler.


 1. Stamp approximately three images using Memento Black ink with the 4” side of paper at top and color as desired. Make sure to leave room for sentiment.

2. Using a journaling pen start with Basic White 4 X 5 ¼.

3. You can use grid paper to help with line placement. Use a removable tape to hold the Basic White in place allowing you to create your grid.

4. Start with 4” at top-come down ¾” and draw a horizontal line from left to write. Repeating every 1 inch. When You come to an image stop at the edge of image, lift the pen and place it on the opposite side to continue with your line.

5. At top of Basic White (4 in.) draw four vertical lines 1” apart. Doing the same as above stopping at the edge of an image and restarting on the next side.

6. After the grids are completed color the squares as desired. I would color-in a few blocks and then move to creating dots, lines, wavy lines or small circles in the other squares. This would also be known as a form of Zentangle. Make sure to leave at least three to four squares blank for balance.

7. Color the above using your choice of Stampin’ Blends to coordinate with your project.

8. Fold your Tahitian Tide CS using Bone Folder to make a crisp fold.

9. Attach your grid using your adhesive to the card front.

10. Stamp your sentiment on a scrap of Basic White and punch using the Double Oval punch. Using the coordinating Tahitian Tide CS cut the scallop using the Double Oval punch.

11. Adhere the two sentiments together. Turnover, add adhesive, and your Black Bakers Twine.

12. Add Dimensionals to the above and attach to your image.



Abundant Beauty Sympathy Card




Abundant Beauty Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, there are times when we need a sympathy card to send to friends and family. In the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks set (page 47 Mini Catalog), there is the perfect mask for fall sympathy cards.

162331 Abudant Beauty Decorative Masks

When designing a sympathy card, think about the current season and try to match multiple (but soft) colors or go with a single color, whichever you prefer.

Try this card idea for a fall sympathy card or switch up the phrase for any other occasion you may need.


· Stamp SetsSomething Fancy (160416)

· Cardstock –Basic White (159276); Crushed Curry (131199); Basic Black (121045); Basic White (159276)

· Stamp Pads – Crushed Curry (147087); Pumpkin Pie (147086); Parakeet Party (15208)

· Misc. – Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks (162331); Blending Brushes (153611); Adhesive-backed Glitter Sequins (162029); Country Wreaths Dies (160238); Something Fancy Dies (160424); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104330)


· Crushed Curry: 8 ½” x 5 ½”; 2” x 1 ¼”; 3 ¼” x 1 ¾”; ¼” x 3 ¾”

· Basic Black: 5 ¼” x 4”; 3 ¼” x 2”

· Pumpkin Pie: 2” x 1 ¼”

· Parakeet Party: 2” x 1 ¼”

· Basic White: 3 ¾” x 5”; 3 ¼” x 1 ½”


1. Fold Crushed Curry cardstock in half and crease to create card base. Adhere Basic Black layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

2. Adhere leaves mask to Basic White layer and, using Blending Brushes, apply Parakeet Party, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie ink. Adhere to Basic Black layer.

3. Die-cut leaves from Parakeet Party, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

4. Ink phrase using Memento ink and stamp onto Basic White. Die-cut phrase and Basic Black cardstock using Something Fancy dies. Adhere together.

5. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere Crushed Curry strip across card front. Attach phrase to card front using Dimensionals.

6. Add leaves using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

7. To complete card, add 2 Glitter Sequins.




Technique: CARD SKETCH



Card Sketch with Sending Cheer Bundle by Kelly Taranto

 There are so many wonderful products in the current Mini Catalog including the new Sending Cheer Bundle on page 32. This bundle includes a stamp set and a coordinating die set – both with 18 pieces. It does have Christmas images (stocking, gingerbread, holly, Santa hat) but it also has images that could be Christmas or any occasion. To demonstrate the versatility of this bundle, I am using a Card Sketch I found on Pinterest.

Before I show you the projects, let’s talk about why to use a card sketch. Are you ever crafting and need a little inspiration? My first go-to for inspiration is the Stampin’ Up! catalogs themselves. They are chock full of beautiful projects that really get your creative juices going. If you’re really experiencing a creative block, copy one of the projects that they display next to the stamp set or bundle you’re using. Copy it exactly, and then make it a second time using different colors. Bam! Creative block lifted.

The other remedy for a creative block? A blank card sketch! Sometime “CASEing” a card from the Stampin’ Up! catalog or website might be hard if you can’t “unsee” the exact products they used in that sample. This is where card sketches come in handy! Simply go to Pinterest and search “Stampin Up Card Sketches” and you will see a ton of sketches pop up. One of my favorite sketch producers is Mojo Monday. You can even google “Mojo Monday Card Sketches” and click on “Images” and you will see tons of different card sketches to choose from. You may consider searching “Mojo Monday Card Sketches with Measurements” to make it even easier.

Mojo Sketch

Okay, back to my projects. So for this set of cards, I used this Mojo Monday sketch. [link to “mojo sketch.jpg”] and as mentioned, I’m featuring the Sending Cheer bundle. Of course, my projects feature new designer series papers…all are gorgeous – designer series paper is hands down my favorite Stampin’ Up! product. I made 3 Christmas cards, 1 Valentine, and 1 birthday. Which one is your favorite!?

Hope you love these and can’t wait to see your creations with this fun and easy sketch!

Happy stamping!

Sending Cheer Christmas (1)

Sending Cheer Christmas (2)

Sending Cheer Christmas (3)

Sending Cheer Valentine

Sending Cheer Birthday