Pen pals

Remember when having a pen pal was a big deal? How much fun it was to send off a letter and to find one in the mail box from your friend that lived far away? Stampin’ Up! created an opportunity to connect with crafty friends around the world through Paper Pumpkin, the monthly, all inclusive paper crafting subscription!

Here are the details:

Have you heard about the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook Group? Let me tell you a little about it.

The Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook Group was created so that demonstrators and customers can establish sort of “pen pal” relationships and connect with/exchange cards across our global community during the holidays. This group was inspired by The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Global Kit. This kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, Paper Pumpkin fans can send holiday cheer to their fellow Paper Pumpkin fans across the globe—in their language!

You can join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook Group through this link:

Subscribe today to receive your October Paper Pumpkin (special holiday edition) at:

Happy crafting my friends,

Tammy ❤️

In The Pines

Do you ever have something speak to your heart? For me, the In The Pines Bundle and Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder did just that. We are an outdoors family, my husband is a fourth generation logger and living on the edge of the woods in SW Washington State, I just knew as soon as I saw this set I had to have it.

My card inspiration came from Ronda Wade and I put my spin on it with a little (okay a lot!) of Wink of Stella to add that sparkle factor.

Card Recipe:

Crumbcake card stock card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

Crumbcake card stock 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″

Crumbcake card stock scrap at least 5 3/8″ long

Early Espresso Ink

Old Olive Ink

Wink of Stella

Emboss the 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Crumbcake using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere to the card base.

Using the 2 stamp technique stamp the medium tree image onto the scrap Crumbcake using Early Espresso Ink and the fill in image with Old Olive Ink.

Using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Pine Woods Dies, die cut your stamped tree image and use the snow bank die along the 5 3/8″ edge.

Use dimensionals to make the 3D effect adhering the tree and the snow bank over the top of the embossed image. Liberally paint Wink of Stella onto the embossed trees abc the snow bank and lightly on the stamped tree. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso.

All items can be purchased from my online store, or contact me and I am happy to help! When creating your shopping profile be sure that I am listed as your demonstrator.

Stay crafty my friends!

Tammy ❤️

Slimline Cards!

Many of you know that I am an outdoor girl and married to a logger so anything woodsy speaks to my heart.

When I saw the In The Pines stamp set, I knew it was to be a must have.

These darling, trendy slimline cards are fun to make and lend themselves to a stampscape very well. While this card isn’t a stampscape, it is simple stamping, just requiring paper, ink and adhesive. I used a punch and dimensionals to cover my stamping error 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

Card Recipe:

  • Card base is Old Olive 7″ x 8 7/8″ score and fold at 3 1/2″ #100702
  • 2 Whisper White panels 3 1/4″ x 8 5/8″ #100730
  • In The Pines Stamp Set #153448
  • Old Olive Ink Pad #147090
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad #147083
  • Gray Granite Ink Pad #147118
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
    Lovely Labels Pick a Punch #152883

The tree images are a 2 step stamping technique using first and second generation stamping with Old Olive Ink, the snow Gray Granite Ink, stamped off 2-3 times for the effect desired.

The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on a 3/4″ strip of Whisper White with ends trimmed using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and popped up on dimensionals. (Scissors work just as well if you don’t have a punch, just cut a banner end or at an angle for the desired effect)

These slimline cards fit right into a business sized envelope, so no need to worry about making a special envelope!

All the supplies used are found in my online store at

The store has an all new design so be sure while shopping, I am your designated demonstrator. Need assistance? I am happy to help, send me a message or give me a call/text.

I hope you enjoy this card, give your own version of a slimline card a try and share it to my Facebook page.

Stay crafty,


Bonus Days Are Back!

Bonus Days are here again and there is no better time to place an order than now.

For every $50 you spend in my online store by 3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax) you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code (e-mailed to you from Stampin’ Up!) that can be used between August 4-31 2020 (just in time for the new Holiday Catalog!)

Place a $50 order through my online store and use Host Code: YCMUVCGQ through July 30th and you will receive a free gift from me!

Happy crafting!


Summer Nights

I just love beautiful clear summer nights, twinkling lights or fireflies casting their light filled with sweet wishes. We live in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Southwest Washington and do not have fireflies, but they have always fascinated me!

At $22, the Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up!’s answer to an affordable, monthly, all inclusive paper crafting kit is an excellent way to grow your stamps and ink collection.

July’s Paper Pumpkin theme is aptly named, Summer Nights and the sneak peaks are sure to please if you too, love summer nights, twinkle lights or fireflies. The kit includes all the supplies to make darling postcards and luminaries or gift bags! This month there is also a bonus add on available to order through my online store. For $10 you get additional coordinating products to make full sized cards. With these items you can create what ever speaks to your crafting heart or follow the instructions in the kits and spread some Summer Nights to your family and friends.


Summer Nights

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects. 


Summer Nights Add-On

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

Note: During demonstrator product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.

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I hope you enjoy your Summer Nights!



24 Hour Stamp Sale – ends 1200 AM MT

Who doesn’t love a good sale? Stampin’ Up! has done it again, 15% off all of these stamp sets. Well you might think they have discounted over stock or slow movers. This is not the case, all stamps are made at Stampin’ Up! in Riverton Utah, so they are easily made on demand.

These stamps are some of the most popular images, this is a gift from Stampin’ Up! For every order placed today (sale items or not) I will send you an additional gift from me! Use Host Code: ZECETPPK at check out and I will mail you a gift of thanks!

If you are local to me and wish to save on shipping costs, call me to place your order!

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Happy savings,



Paper Trimmers are not all the same!

Does your paper trimmer leave you frustrated, or you don’t have one at all? One key component to Paper crafting is a good clean cut. Stampin’ Up! had a paper trimmer but struggled with poor quality cutting blades from the manufacturer, so they cut ties (hehe) and went back to the drawing board. I am excited to share that the new Stampin Trimmer is here! My trimmer is on its way and the reviews from my teammates all say it is fabulous!

Available November 1st (available to Demonstrators now)

Paper Trimmer Details:

Item: 152392 | $25.00 usd/$34.00 cad

15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)

Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.

Includes imperial and metric measurements.

Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.

Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.

Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.

On November 1st:

-Paper Trimmer (item 152392); $25.00 usd/$34.00 cad

-All order types qualify (e.g. customer, demonstrator, workshop and online).

-No order limits apply.

-Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.

-Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00 usd/$16.25 cad

-Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

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Happy crafting!


Time For Tags

My neighbor is hosting a women in small business gathering this evening. This is an opportunity for business networking, seeing friends, forging new friendships and most importantly a fundraising raffle for a child in need.

So I have been busy at my craft table making these darling gift tags for each attendee with my business card attached, it can easily be snipped off and use the tag for a sweet gift. I have 2 inclusive card kits to add to the raffle.

The stamp set I used is a Host only set, ask me how to earn it!

Tag Recipe:

  • Time For Tags Host Stamp Set
  • Pool Party Card Stock 2″x 3.5″, stamp background words in Pool Party Ink
  • Stamp image in Momento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock
  • Color image with Stampin Blends, LightLovely Lipstick, Light and Dark Balmy Blue, Light and Dark Granny Apply Green, Light and Dark Crumb Cake
  • Punch Tags with Timeless Tag Punch
  • Punch top of Pool party Cardstock with Scalloped Tag Topper
  • I used Retired Daffodil Delight Organdy Ribbon, but any ribbon will look great.
  • All items can be purchased in my online store:
  • Happy Stampin!


    Last Chance for Bonus Days!

    Who doesn’t love a good coupon? Bonus Days are winding down so don’t miss your chance to receive a $5 coupon, redeemable in August, for EVERY $50, before tax and shipping, you spend in my online store. Did I mention you will also receive an assortment of RETIRED Designer Series Paper, FREE. From me!

    The Holiday Catalog is coming! Here is a sneak peak of the catalog cover! Look at those fabulous colors. I have placed my order for these beauties and expect them to arrive within the week. As always I will have catalogs available at A Place to Create in Washougal or message me to get yours.

    Happy crafting my friends,


    Drizzly Days

    So what is a couple of friends supposed to do on a drizzly day when my husband, Todd is sleeping after working night shift? Why stamp of course! In the loft of our shop as to not wake up Todd.

    Paper Pumpkin made it so easy, just grab the box and go. The kits are easy to assemble and are all inclusive, they even have adhesive!

    July’s kit coordinates with 3 different suite of products in the annual catalog if you wish to change them up.

    contact me for questions or sign up today for your subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

    541-912-5316 talk/text

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    Stay Crafty my friends!