Packaging a problem?

BOXESDid you know that Stampin' Up! has lots of answers to packaging problems?  Page 137 in the Annual Catalog can answer many of the questions that you might have about gifting/wrapping.  Yes it is a little too late to order any of these boxes and bags but I seem to have collected quite a few over the years and I am happy to share.  Let me know if you need a special little box to make your gift purrrrfect.  I will let you know if I have what you need!  (And, I have ribbon & paper too!)

2022 Calendar Class

MARCHWednesday, November 3, 6 PM


Saturday, November 6, 1 PM

These calendars make great gifts for the upcoming holiday ~ or, for someone's birthday!

$25 for one calendar, $15 for additional calendars, 5th one is FREE.


let me know how many you would like to make.

2022 Calendar Class

OCTOBERMy second 2022 Calendar Class was this past weekend & here's a sample of one of the 12 months for next year.  Each month is different and each month has it's own basket of supplies ~ ready for you when you arrive.  Next class ~

Wednesday, November 3, at 6 PM

Class fee is $25 for one calendar, each additional calendar is $15 with the fifth one FREE.  The case is included.  You bring your adhesive if you have one you particularly like, if not, I have Stampin' Up!'s Multipurpose Liquid Glue for everyone to use.  EMAIL ME if you would like to join this class.  The next class will be the following Saturday and I still have room for one more stamper!

2022 Calendar Classes

The gift giving holidays are coming soon and they so easily sneak up before we are ready!  One of the gifts that my stamping friends seem to enjoy giving are handmade calendars for the next year.  And, from what I hear, their friends enjoy receiving them!  My very first 2022 CALENDAR GIFT CLASS is TODAY for Katy and her friends.  This is my January 2022 calendar ~


You can sign up for my 2022 CALENDAR GIFT CLASS, choose the one that is best for you!






Backstage @ Home 2.0

241045442_10223386510268592_1586041258636802827_nI wanted to make sure that I didn't forget to tell you a little more about last weekend's virtual Stampin' Up! 'convention'.  I think that I mentioned that one of our keynote speakers was Carey D. Lohrenz who is the Navy's first female F-14 FIGHTER PILOT!  So impressive!  

240845514_10226608700422640_3922942172387367500_n (2)One of the things that she talked about in her presentation was our obsession with 'perfect' and the time we take to strive for 'perfection' and that 80% IS ENOUGH!!!!  Perfection is not necessary!  I pass this on because I think if we remind ourselves of this on a daily basis our life will be easier, more fun and less stressful.  What do you think?

CUTE Halloween!

You can find all of Stampin' Up!'s CUTE, not scary, Halloween products on page 50 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  This Halloween Treat Box is easy peasy with the Tombstone Treat Boxes (156486) on page 51.  The boxes go together easily ~ the adhesive is on the box so you don't have to worry ~ it will stay together.  And, it is a nice size for some chocolate treats ~ I wrapped HERSHEY'S miniatures with a little of the Cute Halloween DSP.  I put six in my box but you may be able to get more!


Download Cutest Halloween.Treat Box

Butterfly Shadow Box

This is the Butterfly Shadow Box that I made yesterday.

IMG_5953 (2)I used one of the sheets of designer series paper ( 6" x 6", Butterfly Bijou, #156824), the one that the design matches the die.  I also cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".

IMG_5956 (2)This die ( one of twelve dies in the Brilliant Wings Dies), fits the paper perfectly and cuts out the six butterflies with one pass through the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653).

One little butterfly remains on the paper ~ held by a small piece of washi tape to secure the die.

I took each one of the butterflies and curled their wings with my bone folder.  Then I added a Dimensional under the body &  added some Wink of Stella.  I glued the DSP that I cut with the die to my Basic Black square using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755) which allows some movement to get your margins just right.  The easy peasy part is matching each butterfly to it's previous location and adhering with the Dimensionals.  Done.  Easy Peasy.  Questions?

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Easy Peasy Shadow Box

I found a brand new shadow box in my craft closet this afternoon.  I have no idea when I bought it, or where, but it turned out to be purrrfect to use to create with the new Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the Butterfly Bouquet Bundle.  This DSP, Butterfly Bijou, is 6" x 6" and is available "while supplies last".  There are 48 sheets of paper ~ 8 each of 6 double sided designs.  I used the matching die to make the design below.  Check in tomorrow for a little more information on my new shadow box!


Butterfly Bijou DSP (156824)
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Brilliant Wings Dies (155523)