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Friday, April 28, 2017


Today's post is a cute and easy little folded Ghiradelli Candy holder.  I made this as a little thank you for the physical therapist who has helped me with my shoulder.  Wednesday was my last day for PT and now I will do my exercises at home.

Here is the finished project and then I will show you the steps to create one yourself.

These are the pieces you will need and the measurements:
  • 1 piece of cardstock at 8 5/8 x 2 5/8 - score at 2 7/8, 3 5/8, 6 1/2, 7 1/4.  Use your Corner Rounder Punch to round the corners of the short end.
  • 2 pieces of cardstock at 3 x 2 7/8, scored every half inch with the 3" side at the top of your Score Pal.  Fold on the score lines like a fan, back and forth, with the first fold being a mountain fold.  Go over creases with your bone folder.
  • 2 pieces of DSP - 1 at 2 5/8 x 2 3/8, the other at 1 1/8 x 2 3/8.  Round two corners of the small DSP piece.

After folding your two smaller card stock pieces, attach them to the edges of the middle section of your large piece with Tombow. The accordion piece "flap" should be heading to the inside of the holder. 

Now put Tombow on the top accordion fold and bring the front of the holder around to attach to the accordion pieces.  I put glue on both at the same time because it is hard to get back in to glue one once you have already glued down the other side.

Put a Velcro dot on the lid and holder to keep closed.  Add two Ghiradelli candies.
This holder was actually made to hold tea bags, but this candy is also a perfect fit.
I got this idea from Carol Barr who got it from Liebe Grube Isabella.  At least I think that is her name.  I went to her blog and it is in German, I believe, so I'm not sure if I got the name right or not.  But thank you to her for this cute idea.

Here is a side view of the holder:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The rain is ending and warmer weather is here for quite a few days.  I'm ready.  When you have a warm day you need something to cool off - like an ice cream treat.  Today's card is made with the Cool Treats Stamp Set and matching Framelits found on page 32 and 33 of the Occasions Catalog.  It is one of the sets that will be returning.  Yea!

We made this card at our set sampler day at one of our Proverbial Stampers Team Meetings.  See what fun things you get to do when you are a demonstrator!  You can be part of the fun by contacting me and becoming part of an awesome team.  I would love to have you join us.

Clearance Rack
The Clearance Rack has been updated and there are more fun items at a good price
for you to enjoy.  You can place an order when you visit the Clearance Rack.  Enjoy
the deals!


Monday, April 24, 2017


Today's card is one I made for a card shower for a sweet lady turning 90 from our church.  I had the heart cut out for something else and decided I needed to use it instead of looking at it all the time.

Other than the Falling in Love DSP, everything else is returning.  I wish I would have done some embossing on the banner piece but it was already down with Tombow so there was no way to change it. 
Using the Precision Plate on your Big Shot is very helpful for this very delicate Die.
Colors are Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, and Blushing Bride.
I also used Clear Wink of Stella on the numbers and the flowers, but it is hard to see here.
The card design was inspired by Diane Barnes.

Friday, April 21, 2017


A quick post before I head to bed - it's been a long day!
Today's card uses several retiring items:

Retiring items: both butterfly punches (boo, hoo), the Succulent Garden DSP, and the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon.  After checking the discontinued list, I see that all of these are still available for you to order.
Returning items:  Triple Banner Punch, White Perfect Accents (center of butterfly)

I did not put a message on the banner strip yet so that I can use it for whatever occasion that might come up.

Come back on Monday when I will give you all the information for the Joyful Heart Stampers June Stamp Fest.  It's always a blast as we celebrate the unveiling of the new Annual Catalog.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


For today's post I used that same retiring In the Meadow Stamp Set.  So sorry to see this go!  I created the card for our Proverbial Stampers' April Sketch Challenge.

The Woodgrain Embossing Folder is also retiring.  The Burlap Ribbon and the Stitched Framlelits will remain.  I used Old Olive and Crumb Cake for my colors with a little Pink in the trees.
Don't forget to check out the retiring list.
Click here to see the items that are now discontinued.  You might want to plug the product number in anyway on your order because it seems that they are getting a few things in to fill the supply.  You might as well try and see what pops up on the order.
All stamp sets should be available through May 22, even if now on backorder.  Other supplies are "while supplies last".
Click on the Retiring Products pic on the right side panel to see all retiring products.

Monday, April 17, 2017


Today's post is a favor I am making for my sorority sisters for our spring banquet.  I have 30 done.  I might need a few more.  I used the Glassine Bags (which are on the retiring list), the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit, Bloomin' Love Stamp Set, Duet Banner Punch, Falling in Love DSP (retiring and GONE), Pearls (retiring, but coming back in a different format), and Blushing Bride and Soft Sky Ink.  I wrote the message with a Crumb Cake Marker.  This was our theme for the past year.

I will be filling each bag with a large heart cookie.  Hope they eat the cookie and save the bag!

Friday, April 14, 2017


Two Easter cards today that we made last week at stamp camp.  We used some old and new products to create a couple of cute cards.

I'm not sure which one is my favorite, but I made some for my grandchildren also, even though they aren't little anymore.
I pray that each of you will have a blessed Easter as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. We are blessed with the continuing gift of love and redemption He has given to us - new each day.  May God Bless All of You!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017



The Retirement List is out and products are already jumping off the shelf - some are already gone!
Click here to see the items.  This link will not tell you what is gone.  You will have to plug it into your order and if the item is gone, the site will let you know.-

One of my favorite sets is leaving - In the Meadow.

I liked this set because it was male friendly.  Here is a card I created earlier as a thank you card for my husband to send for his surprise birthday party gifts.

Even though some of our favorites are leaving, you know there is always something new that you will love.  I happen to know for a fact that there are some great new sets.  Check out the retirement list and order what you want before it is gone.  Stamp sets will remain into May, but embellishments are on a "while supplies last" status.

Monday, April 10, 2017


I was at On Stage Local in Richmond Virginia on Sat and had a great time!  I now have the new Annual Catalog, but can't share it with you yet!  WOW! Your'e gonna love it!  I will share a little more later in the week, but want to make sure I post this timely information TODAY. 

If you are looking for a great monthly stamping craft, you need to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.  And, in April, there is a special kit.


The kit has been designed by Sara Douglas, the Stampin' Up CEO and I got a sneak peek at convention.  The other cool thing about this kit is that it contains a special free surprise that even I don't know about!  In order to receive this kit you must sign up for the Paper Pumpkin program by the end of today, April 10th.  The kit will be shipped to you on April 15th.  You can save money by signing on for a 6 or 12 month subscription.  If you click on the Paper Pumpkin link from the side panel of the blog, it will take you to the site, where you can learn all the details about the program and sign up.  These kits are so much fun - a surprise each month.  Buy one for a friend, a grandchild, or for yourself and have fun putting it together each month.
I want to show you the adorable March Paper Pumpkin Kit and what I created:

There were 9 darling bunny bags and all the supplies (except candy) to complete them.  There were also nine bunny note cards that you could create and attach to the bags.  I chose to change mine into Ghiradelli candy holders instead. . .  and that is one of the other great things about Paper Pumpkin.  You don't HAVE to create exactly what they tell you - you can be creative and do your own thing with what they send for the projects or with the leftovers you have after creating.

These are the bunny bags, front and back - see the cute little tails?!

I changed the note cards by first making the note card and then attaching it to the envelope with Fast Fuse and placing a Ghiradelli Chocolate into the envelope as the candy holder.

You always have supplies left over in your kit.  Here is what was left over.  I will be using my brain to create some other projects with the supplies - an added bonus!

So - don't miss out on getting your own Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

Friday, April 7, 2017


Here is a new fold we used at stamp camp this week.  I like trying different folds for a unique look.

For this card I used the Best of Birds Stamp Set and Thinlits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, and Affectionately Yours DSP from the Annual Catalog.
Here is what the card looks like when you open it up:
The dimensions for the card are:
  • Base - 4 1/4 x 9, scored at 3 1/2 from the end
  • Inside piece - 8 1/2 x 3, scored at 3 3/4 from the end
  • Layered piece on front - 3 1/2 x 2 3/4
Try one of these yourself and let me know what you create.  Happy stamping!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Today's post is another card we made at stamp camp.  I used the So Detailed Thinlits from pg 52 of the Occasions Catalog.  Love this beautiful die!

I also used the Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper that was a FREE SAB item.  I matched it with Sweet Sugarplum card stock and a piece of DSP from the Falling in Love Pack in the Occasions Catalog.  You know how I LOVE this DSP!
Since this Glimmer Paper is now gone, you could substitute the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper from the Annual Catalog.  It is very close in color.
This card was very simple, but pretty, and can be used for any occasion by changing the message.  My message is from the retired Sincere Salutations Stamp Set.
Come back Friday for a fun fold.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


I am so sorry about not posting on Friday or Monday.  I was at a scrappin' weekend starting Friday and completely forgot.  No excuse for Monday - just tired.  So I am posting today AND Wednesday to fill in.  I got lots done at the scrappin' weekend and will share some of that later.  Today's post is a card we are making at Stamp Camp this week.  I found a similar one on Pinterest and changed it up a bit to add some bling.
This card uses the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set and several thinlits from the Balloon Pop-up Thinlit Dies.  I also used the beautiful SAB FREE Glimmer Paper.  Remember, even when this paper is gone, you can use your ink and color Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and make it the color you need. I have seen several different ways to do this.  You can use your Stampin' Write Marker and just color the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, you can spritz the front and the back of the DD glimmer Paper with a spritzer mixture of ink and alchohol, or you can do a much more intensive way as seen here. Try and see what you like best.  You can view these different ways by searching on Pinterest.
 I also used the Enamel Shapes on pg 177 of the Annual Catalog as the embellishments.  Aren't they cute?  Love them!

I believe this is going to be my grandson's birthday card.  I need to get it in the mail.