Kicking off the New Year with the January to June Mini Catalog, Saleabration and Basic White cardstock!

Live today!

I believe we were all saddened to hear that Stampin’ Up!’s beloved Whisper White cardstock, envelopes etc. retired in late December, I know I was! The mill that manufactured that fabulous cardstock and envelopes went out of business thanks to the shutdowns related to COVID-19.

I am happy to share that Stampin’ Up! Has worked diligently to source new products for us and after a lot of testing, are happy to report the new Basic White products are a fabulous replacement.

What does this mean for you? Well, first of all, there is an ever so slight slight difference in color, I know, in white you say?? Yes, in white! Secondly and most important, is there are new ordering numbers for these products!

Here are the details:

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES (159233)

In addition to the new Basic White, the January to June Mini Catalog is live along with Saleabration!! Earn free products with each $50 (before tax and shipping) spent. Have you seen the Darling Donkeys? Yep, they are FREE with your $50 purchase and so much more to choose from!

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Need the new catalogs? If you don’t have a demonstrator I would be happy to send one out for you.

Christmas is almost here – are you ready?

As I am scrambling to finish Christmas gifts I find myself in need of some small boxes. I came across the template I had for a self closing box (sorry, I do not remember who yo credit as I made the template several years ago)

Self Closing Box

I used the Wishes & Wonder Stamp Set, Mossy Meadow cardstock, measuring 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, a scrap of white cardstock to stamp the sentiment onto. 2 pieces of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper, measuring 3 3/4” x 4”

Cut and score the cardstock as indicated on the template seen here. Cut lines are solid and broken lines are scoring.

Cut 2 of the Designer series Paper as shown in the DSP cutting template.

Stamp the sentiment from the Wishes & Wonder Stamp Set on a scrap of white cardstock, I used Momento Black ink but Mossy Meadow or Real Red would also look great as well. I used the scalloped circle die to cut the layering piece for the sentiment out of Mossy Meadow and after the fact realized the matching dies called North Pole Wonder Dies had a perfectly sized scalloped die for the sentiment backing.

I hope you give this project a try, it is easier than it sounds! All products can be purchased from my online store:

Here is the link for my Facebook video:

Happy crafting!

Tammy ❤️

Small Business Saturday

I became an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for the discount. I love paper crafting and the Stampin’ up! products are great quality, it all coordinates (one of my pet peeves is trying to match colors, they do the work for you!)

I am coming up on my 3rd year as a demonstrator, I have become more than a discount shopper. I love sharing these products, creating, sharing and inspiring others with the art of paper crafting. Stay tuned, I will be scheduling Facebook live crafting classes and in this time of social distancing, creating product based classes to go.

Today is touted as small Business Saturday, but everyday is a small business day. Remember as you are doing your holiday shopping, the face behind small businesses are people, bringing their dream to life.

I want to earn your business, please reach out if you are shopping for a crafter this holiday season or if you just like paper crafting in general, I am here to help!

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Happy crafting!


Thankful For You

I am writing this, on the eve of Thanksgiving, reflecting on my tiny crafting business and how grateful I am for you all.

Tomorrow I will working my “day” job as Charge Nurse of a new unit with new coworkers. I am grateful for my family who never complain when it is my turn to work a holiday, I love you. I am grateful for those who I have worked with over the years, we have spent many holidays together, missed birthdays, anniversaries, plays and children’s sport events. You all are all in my heart.

My message is simple, enjoy each other and reflect what you are thankful for.

With a grateful heart I share these simple cards I created using the Gilded Autumn Suite.

Card Recipe

Cut 4 card bases from Early Espresso cardstock, two are 4 1/4” x 11” score and fold at 5 1/2”. The other two are 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” score and fold at 4 1/4”. Cut 4 pieces of Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper 4” x 5 1/4” (if using directional paper, pay close attention to not have your paper upside down) cut 2” off the 5 1/4” side on all 4 pieces of DSP and flip the 2” piece over to the other side of the paper. Taking the two pieces that make a 4” x 5 1/4” piece and adhere to the card base, repeat this process for all 4 cards. Cut 4 pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock 3” x 4”. Using Early Espresso Ink stamp the outlines of the maple and oak leaves as well as the acorn in a whimsical pattern on each of the 4 pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock. Using the fill in stamp to color the leaves with Cajun Craze ink, Crushed Curry Ink and the acorn with Early Espresso for the cap and stamp off once for the body. Using Mint Macaron Ink, stamp off once and fill in the spaces between the leaves with the leaf cluster stamp. Stamp the sentiments in Early Espresso. (Stamp 2 in portrait orientation and 2 in landscape) All stamps are from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set. Using 1/2” x 4” ribbon or strip of Cardstock, cover the seam between the two sides of DSP. Repeat for all 4 cards. Adhere the stamped cardstock to each card base, add a decorated Very Vanilla panel, measuring 4” x 5 1/4” to the inside of each card. Remember to decorate your envelopes.

All items can be purchased from my online store:

I hope you enjoy these cards, did you notice the cuts are the same for the DSP, just change the card orientation and you get a different look!

Happy Thanksgiving to all and happy crafting

Tammy ❤️

With Sympathy

A sentiment no one wants to think about or use, but it is a part of life that hits close to home for all of us at one point or another.

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle

Recently we lost a former coworker and friend. She was a beautiful soul, radiated sunshine and joy, gone too soon. I knew this card for her family to embody her spirit. I immediately knew the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle would do that!

Card Recipe

Powder Pink Cardstock 4 1/4” x 11” score 5 1/2” Shimmer White Cardstock 4” x 5 1/4” Watercolor wash on shimmer white with Powder Pink ink and allow to dry. Stamp large sunflower image with Blushing Bride ink onto Blushing Bride Cardstock, die cut the stamped image, die cut the sunflower skeleton from Flirty Flamingo Cardstock. Die cut leaves from Old Olive and Garden Green Cardstock and the center of the sunflower from Early Espresso. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink. The sentiment I used is from a long ago retired set, but there are so many options in the current catalog! I adhered all the layers with liquid glue, not feeling the need to add dimensionals at all.

All the items used can be found at my online store. Happy crafting!

Tammy ❤️

Feels Like Frost

There is something about frosty or snowy mornings that invokes a sense of peace for me. The Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper is photo realistic made using photographic images of frosty, snowy nature scenes. Quite simply, stunning images and many can be used for other themes, not just winter or Christmas cards.

Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, pared with Pretty Peacock cardstock, ink and Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set.

Card Recipe: Cut card base from Pretty Peacock 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”. Score at 4 1/4”, fold and burnish using a bone folder. Take the 6” x 6” piece of Specialty Designer Series Paper, centering the image as you wish, trim down to 5 1/4” x 4” and adhere to the card base. Stamp the sentiment, from Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set directly onto the Specialty Designer Series Paper, using Pretty Peacock Ink. Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/4” x 4” for the inside of the card and decorate. Pair with a Whisper White envelope, remember to decorate it too!

Stamp your envelope to coordinate
Decorate the inside of your card

This beautiful paper makes it easy to create many cards quickly and if you can bear to turn it over the other side has fabulous foil images great for backgrounds!

Feels Like Frost 6” x 6” Specialty Designer Series Paper

I hope this card gets your creative juices flowing! All items used can be found in my online store:

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Happy crafting,

Tammy ❤️

All products used are linked here:

Online Extravaganza!

Do you love a deal? Shopping for a crafter? Wanting more supplies, but you are on budget? Shop our online extravaganza 24 hour sale! Tuesday November 24th save 10% on most items in our Annual catalog. Really, like the exclusion list is SHORT 😄 I have cardstock and re-inkers on my list!

24 hours only, Tuesday November 24th

Use this link to place your order and receive a free 4 card tutorial from me with your $40 or more order.

Online ordering:

Exclusion List 1 of 2
Exclusion List 2 of 2

Happy crafting!

Tammy ❤️

Sweet Little Gifts – Featuring the Snowflake Splendor Suite

One of my favorite memories of Christmastime as a child was wrapping little things like a pack of Dentine gum for my dad or a Mr. Goodbar candy bar for my mom. We did lots of little every day essentials with a sprinkle of sweet treats to fill the space under our tree.

Today’s project was CASE’d from my dear friend Colleen Light, I just loved the darling wrappers she made for full size Hershey Bars and just knew I had to make some myself.

Card Recipe:

I used Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 4” x 9 1/2” Score on the long side (each side) at 1/2” x 3/4”. Score on short side at 3” x 3-1/4”. Cut down each side of the base on the 3/4” score line until you hit the 3” score line (on both sides) Start by cutting along the 3” score line up to the 3/4” score line on both sides so when cutting down the length of the 3/4” score lines you don’t cut too far! Ask me how I know! 🤷🏻‍♀️

I love the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, so I cut a piece 2-1/4” x 5-3/4” and used liquid adhesive to adhere. Then I cut the piece for the smaller flap 2-1/4” x 2-3/4”. Pro tip, if you are using a patterned paper, make sure you line those images up. That is another ask me how I know 🤪 Using Tear & Tape, it has great hold for these type of projects, fold over the scored flaps and adhere to the card base.

Then I created a tag from Whisper White card stock 2” x 3”, used the Scalloped Tag Topper to punch the decorative top. I then used Pacific Point Ink to stamp the sentiment and stamped off once for the snowflakes and added ribbon to the top of the tag and wrapped around the holder to add stability to the candy bar and a dimensional at the bottom of the tag to hold in place.

All supplies can be found in my online store. Need help or have questions? Feel free to message me or call ❤️

Happy crafting, I hope this inspires you when thinking of those sweet gifts for your loved ones!

Tammy ❤️

Easy Card Layout Using Designer Series Paper

Are you in a crafting rut? Do you need a source of inspiration? These are issues I deal with regularly. I find that following other demonstrators live videos, blog posts, Pinterest, Facebook posts and flipping through the catalog can get my creative juices flowing.

I follow Debbie Henderson of Debbie’s Designs, a New England area Demonstrator regularly. Her crafting style is quick and easy, but looks fabulous. Her Designer Paper 4 – Way Set was my inspiration today, I coupled it with the Guilded Autumn Suite to create these fun cards.

Card Recipe:
featuring the Guilded Autumn Suite

4 Card Bases in Early Espresso:
(2) 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” score and fold at 4 1/4” and (2) 11” x 4 1/4” score and fold at 5 1/2”

Guilded Autumn Designer Series Paper:
(4) pieces 5 1/4” x 4” cut 2” off the length and flip the paper over to use the reverse side.

(4) strips of card stock measuring 1/2” x 4”
Or use a piece of coordinating ribbon

Stamp sentiment and embellish as desired onto a 4” x 3” piece of Very Vanilla Card stock. I used Early Espresso Ink for the sentiments, acorn and veining outline of the leaves, Poppy Parade ink for the maple leaf, Crushed Curry for the oak leaf and Mint Macaron (stamped off) for the scattered leaves.

Adhere layers as desired, add a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 5 1/4” x 4” inside the card and embellish as desired.

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The DSP Sale Is Here!

Starting today through the end of October (while supplies last) Stampin’ Up! has chosen 15 of their Designer Series Paper packs on sale, 15% off! So many beautiful options to choose from, including holiday prints just in time for making those Christmas cards.

Click to access 10.01.20_FLYER_DSP_SALE_US.pdf

For the best selection place your order today!

As always I am happy to help you with ordering, just send me a message, text or call.

Happy Crafting,