Note Card M 2
Naturally Gilded DSP, Silver



 CLASSIC LETTERS & NOTE CARDS ~ a wonderful gift to give a friend ~ just change the monogram!

Stamp Set:  Classic Letters (161267)

Cardstock:  Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes (159232); Thick Basic White cardstock (159229)

Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Gilded 12" x 12" (161639, ONLINE EXCLUSIVES)

Stamp Pads:  VersaMark (102283)

Other:  Metallics Stampin' Emboss Powders (155555); Silver 3/8" Metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon (159193); Something Fancy Dies (160424); Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (149653); Heat Tool (129053)


* Naturally Gilded DSP:  2" x 5"

* Ribbon:  16"

* Thick Basic White:  scrap for the letter


  1. Choose the letter for the monogram ~ yours or a friends.  A set of note cards makes a great gift!
  2. Stamp the letter using Versamark, add Silver Embossing Powder & emboss on a scrap of thick basic white cardstock.
  3. Cut the letter out with the six-sided die.
  4. Adhere the DSP to the notecard using the Miltipurpose Glue.
  5. Tie the ribbon around the front of the card and tie in a knot.
  6. Add the monogram letter using Dimensionals.


Note Card M 3
Naturally Gilded DSP, Copper
Note Card M 4
Naturally Gilded DSP, Gold

Wreath of Blooms

Available TODAY, 1 February 2023, the Wreath of Blooms Kit is such a fun way to try new crafting techniques and create something special for your home! You’ll get an 8" (20.3 cm) diameter wreath to fill with blossoms. Roll and shape the precut paper pieces to make three-dimensional flowers. Pin them together with brads and glue them to the wreath (a hot glue gun is not included in this kit). Then hang it for all your friends and family to see!  Or, gift it for Valentine's Day!


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This month’s kit includes: 

  • One 8" (20.3 cm) diameter chipboard wreath.
  • Precut paper pieces that can be rolled and shaped into three-dimensional blossoms.
  • Multicolored brads to keep everything together.
  • Thick twine to hang your wreath.
  • Enough adhesive* to complete the project.
  • Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, So Saffron, white.

*Please note that you will need a hot glue gun for this project, which is not included in the kit.


What a great idea!!!

The paper I used yesterday for my 'silly goose' card is a part of the SALEABRATION FREE products (Day At The Farm DSP, #160835).  I saw this project on the Demonstrator Planning Place FB page and had to share.  The demonstrator that created this fabulous counting book is Catherine Proctor and you can find more information here.  I love this idea!  What do you think?




Thank you Gourmet Stampers!

I  received  lovely Christmas  cards  last  week  from  the  members  of  one  of  my  stamp  clubs.  I am  so  proud  of  all  of  them  ~ wonderful  cards  ~ wonderful  techniques!  I was  so  excited  that  I decided  to  share them  with  my  family  when  I was  wrapping  their  gifts  this  weekend!  (I  hope  y'all  don't  mind!)  THANK  YOU  SO  MUCH!

Beachy little Christmas tree by Susan Tran
Merry Christmoose by Agnes Leach
So many scallops by Barb Raliski
Christmas Lights by Abby Geddes

Kits ~ A great holiday gift!


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Stampin’ Up’s range of All Inclusive Kits are perfect for different groups of people, for different reasons. These all-inclusive kits arrive packaged in their own sturdy box. Inside is everything you need to create the projects – except for possibly a pair of scissors. This makes them perfect for crafting on the go whether in a waiting room; in hospital; watching children in their out of school activities or perhaps on holiday.

They are also just the thing to gift to family and friends who would enjoy some crafting time. The styles and contents of the kits vary and mean that there is something for everyone, regardless of their age or interests.

One of the groups of people Stampin’ Up specifically had in their mind when they launched the Kits Collection, were people new to Paper Crafting. They give the recipient everything they need to create beautiful projects that they can be proud of. Alongside all the elements for the project, there are simple to follow step-by-step instructions and links to videos for the specific kit and more general stamping basics.

New kits are regularly being added to the collection and you can see all the available kits in the online store. If they are showing in the store, then they are available to order. If you can’t find a kit listed there, then unfortunately it is no longer available.

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The latest kit to be added to the collection is the Timeless Greetings Kit. This allows you to celebrate the people in your life who mean the world to you. It is an all-occasion card kit you can use year-round! This unique kit features an elegant pocket watch and globe design in neutral colours, along with heartfelt sentiments that are sure to inspire lasting memories. These cards are perfect for wishing happy birthday, saying thank you or sending a friendship note in style.

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The two cards feature printed card bases and envelopes with black printed layers. The globe stand and watch case are both pop out die cuts in silver foil. Both the globe itself and the watch face need stamping, but the stamp set, ink spot and block are all included and the pictures in the instructions demonstrate exactly where to stamp.

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The sentiment strips are also pop out die cuts and there are spares in case of any stamping mishaps. There are a variety of sentiments, so this allows for variety when creating the cards.

Like all kits, all the adhesive you need is included, and this kit has dimensionals and glue dots. The instructions even illustrate where to position your adhesive.

Kits Pic 5If someone is feeling a little more confident with their kit, there is no reason why they can’t use the components of their kits and experiment with different layouts. Of course, once all your cards are created you will still have your stamp set and ink spot left to play with and probably other spare pieces. A pack of notecards and envelopes is always a good addition to your kit order, because these are perfect for creating more cards with your leftover supplies.

Easy Gift Wrap

Stampin' Up! has easy gift wrap bags for small gifts so I thought I would give you some ideas to use with some of the Christmas DSP that you have on hand.  You can find these boxes and bags on page 140 in the annual catalog.

Gift Wrap 1
Kraft Gift Boxes #156569 10 boxes for $10


Gift Wrap 2
Embossed Treat Bags #159251 10 bags for $7.50


Gift Wrap 3
Peekaboo Treat Bags #159252 10 bags for $6

This bag would be good for candy or a baked treat.  All the bags are food safe so you don't have to worry about that.  This bag does not hold much but would make good table favors.  The bags come in white and kraft.

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Delicate Details Treat Boxes #159248 8 boxes for $11.50

This is decorated with the Boughs of Holly DSP.  The flowers are fussy cut (sorry Abby).  It is tied with Evening Evergreen ribbon.

I know that it would be easy for you to decorate with designer paper and some of your embellishments and I know the 'giftee' would appreciate your lovely presentation.

Sweetest Christmas Gift Card Holder



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· Stamp Sets – Handmade Wishes Bundle (159691, page 21 Mini Catalog); Sweet Candy Canes (159560, page 10 Mini Catalog)

· Cardstock – Real Red (102482); Basic White (159276)

· Stamp Pads – Real Red (147084); Garden Green (147089)

· Misc. – Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper (159559, page 9 Mini); Handmade Tag Punch (159690); Stylish Shapes Dies (159183); Tear & Tape (154031); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


· Real Red Cardstock 5 ½” x 4 ¼”

· Basic White Cardstock 9 ¾” x 4 ¼”; 2 ½” x 2 ½”

· Sweetest Christmas DSP 5 ¼” x 4”; 4” x 3”; 4” x 2”


· Adhere the 5 ¼” x 4” DSP to the Real Red Card Base.

· Score the Basic White card at 3 ¼” x 6 ½”; accordion fold it.

· Stamp the sentiment from Sweet Candy Canes on the middle section of the Basic White in Real Red ink.

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· Adhere the Basic White piece to the card base.

· Add the 4” x 3” DSP to the top section of the basic white.

· Stamp the outline of the punch in Real Red Ink on Basic White 2 ½” x 2 ½”. Stamp the Happy Holidays in Real Red ink inside the outline. Stamp the holly leaves in Garden Green ink. Stamp the berries in Real Red ink. Punch out using the Handmade Tag Punch. Adhere to the front piece with  Dimensionals.

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· Using the 2nd to the smallest stitched circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies, cut out a semi-circle. Adhere the piece down with Tear & Tape, placing the adhesive just along the two sides and the bottom.  Adhere to the bottom section of the Basic White piece.  Add a gift card and GIFT to a friend!

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2023 GIFTING..........

My 2023 CALENDAR CLASSES are coming soon and, if you have come to class in the past, or not, you many want to join us.  Why?  My calendar-making-friends create for themselves and/or to give to others for holiday gifts or, just 'love you enough to make this for you' gifts.  Classes are $25 of one calendar, $20 for the second & third one, the fourth & fifth are FREE.  Here are pictures of the calendars we made for 2019 ~

2023 CALENDAR 1 2023 CALENDAR 2 2023 CALENDAR 3 2023 CALENDAR 4CALENDAR CLASSES:  Saturday, October 22, 10 AM; Monday, October 24, 2 PM and Saturday, November 5, 10 AM. EMAIL ME NOW TO SIGN UP!






Birthday Boxes.......

While we are thinking about birthdays I thought you might be interested in a pretty treat box.  You could use this for gifting something special or for a secret surprise to leave with a friend.  You can find the DELICATE DETAILS TREAT BOXES (159248) on page 140 in the annual catalog.  The price is $11.50 for 8 white, food safe boxes.  Print the project sheet below & enjoy surprising your friends!

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