Occasions Mini Catalog!

The Occasions Mini Catalog order period starts today!  There are so many wonderful new products inside that I know you are going to love.  Click on the image above to see for yourself.

I'm sharing the final card from my upcoming Birthday Bash Stamp-a-Stack.  Wednesday, January 5th is the deadline to sign up for Friday's class, so email me at [email protected] if you would like to attend.  All of the cards feature the new Bring On The Cake Stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I think this card is my favorite!

I just love the bright colors and simplicity of this design.  If you would like to order any of the products used to create these cards, just visit my Stampin' Up! website.

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Happy Numbers

Birthdaybash1 Here is another fun & bright card from my upcoming Birthday Bash Stamp-a-Stack.  The main image stamp features numbers from 0 to 9, plus "st", "nd", "rd", and "th".  You can simply highlight the number for any birthday, as I have done here for a 5th birthday.  I stamped the image with Black Staz-on ink, then colored the numbers with Bashful Blue and Real Red markers.

This would be a great card to have on hand for upcoming birthdays.  I plan to keep a couple for those last-minute parties that my children always get invited to.  :0)

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Birthday Mojo

This is one of the cards we"ll be making at my upcoming BIRTHDAY BASH Stamp-A-Stack.  Each card features the Bring on the Cake stamp set and Celebrations Designer Series Paper.  The colors are so bright & colorful.....perfect for birthdays!  I used the Mojo Monday sketch to create this simple design.  Finished card size is 4" x 4".


Stamp Set:  Bring On the Cake (Occasions Mini catalog)

Ink:  Black Staz-On

Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzaz, Bashful Blue, Celebrations DSP

Accessories:  Markers (Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Real Red), 1-3/8" circle punch, linen thread, Daffodil Delight button, dimensionals


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Bring on the Cake!

It's the first class of the new year!  We'll be making 8 Birthday cards, 2 each of the 4 designs shown above.  The cost is $20 per person and includes all supplies except adhesive.  Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, January 5th.  Payment is required to hold your spot.

WHEN:  Friday, January 7th

TIME:  7:00 PM

WHERE:  The Stamp Shack, 118 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN


Birthday Bash Stamp-a-Stack

Class kits are available and will ship within 10-14 days after payment is received.  Cost is $25 and includes shipping.  You'll receive pre-cut cardstock, envelopes, and embellishments plus a pdf file with the instructions for completing each card.  You will need the following items to complete the cards as shown.

  • Bring On The Cake stamp set
  • Black Staz-on ink pad
  • Stampin' Write markers:  Blush Blossom, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzaz, Real Red, Bashful Blue
  • Adhesives:  mini glue dots, SNAIL, and dimensionals recommended
  • Scissors

 I'll be sharing each of these cards in more detail this week.

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Holiday Stamp-a-Stack

A downside to being a Doctor of Chiropractic is that you know when something is really wrong with your own body.  A few weeks ago, I started having trouble with my right elbow.  I've had minor problems with it in the past and have jokingly called it "stamper's elbow."  However, this time it was bad and I knew that I had an ulnar nerve entrapment.  I also had a Stamp-a-Stack coming up and was worried that I would not be able to cut card stock for my guests.

With some rest and therapy, I was able to help my elbow pain.  However, I didn't want to irritate it more by cutting tons of paper.  You'll see that the cards I designed for this class are super simple.  Almost all of my guests were finished within 1 hour.  We made 2 each of 4 designs.  The other card was featured in this previous post.


The picture above may give you some indication of why my elbow was hurting.....so, the first card was a simplified version of one of my recent swap cards.


Stamp Set:  Christmas Postcard

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Kraft (sponged around edges)

Paper:  Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Sticky Strip, Champagne Glass Glitter, Sponges


The finished size of this card is 3" x 6".  The main question everyone asked is if we have envelopes to fit this size of card.  The answer is "yes!".  Item # 107286  Small Open-End Envelopes. 

Stamp Set:  Word Play

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive markers

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot, Ovals Originals die, Dimensionals


And I just had to throw one Halloween card in the mix.  My customers LOVED the Spider Web embossing folder, but are wanting ideas for using it at other times of the year.  We decided it would be good for an "Over the Hill" birthday.  If you've got a creative idea, share it by adding a comment at the end of this post.

Stamp Set:  Wicked Cool

Ink:  Basic Black

Paper:  Wicked Fun Specialty, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Accessories:  Big Shot, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Raven Lace Trim

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Cute Mojo 155

Well, I obviously like the sketch from Mojo Monday this week, because I used it again....this time on a holiday card for my first Holiday Stamp-a-Stack tonight.  (You can see my wicked Halloween card here)


The card features A Cute Christmas stamp set and the Candy Cane Specialty Designer Series Paper.....check out the red glitter stripes!

A Cute Christmas (Set of 9)

120825  Wood Mount    $25.95

121133  Clear Mount     $18.95

I also used the Big Shot to cut the circles:  Scallop Circle #2 for the large scallop and Circles #2 for the large white and small white circles.

One of the reasons this sketch is so great is that you can use up small scraps of coordinating papers to create a beautiful card.  Here are the measurements I used for the Candy Cane paper:

Blue Snowflakes:  1-1/4" x 3-1/4"

Dots:  1-1/2" x 3-1/4"

Green Mittens:  1" x 3-1/4"

Glitter Stripes:  2" x 4"

There is a contest on Mojo Monday this week, so if you use this sketch, be sure to enter before 8PM MT on Sunday.

As I stated earlier, this is one of the cards for tonight's Stamp-a-Stack.  We'll be making 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs.  (I'll be sharing the other cards with you soon!)  If you live near Kokomo, Indiana, I'd love to have you join us at an upcoming class.  You can view all my events here.

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Got More Treats

Last Friday was the Got Treats Stamp-a-Stack.  I've already shared the cupcake card, so it's time for you to see the other 3 cards.


This card would be great for an anniversary or a fun wedding/engagement card.  It uses the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, and a little bit of the Play Date designer series paper.


I am soooooo holding back on sharing all of my Halloween projects with you, but I was able to sneak this card in.  Wouldn't this stamp image be perfect on the Pumpkin Poop boxes?  I've got your wheels turning, don't I?  The designer paper is called Wicked Fun Specialty and it features black flocking.  Some of the black circles are fuzzy....love it!


And last but not least, GINGERBREAD MEN!!!  Something about these little guys just makes me smile.  The large stamp image is from the Got Treats stamp set, but the smaller gingerbread man image is from a Holiday Mini stamp set called Jolly Bingo Bits.   The designer paper is called Jolly Holiday.

On all of the cards, I used the 1-3/4" circle punch and the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch.  I just changed the layouts and the designer paper choice to fit the occasion.  Most of the stamp images were inked with markers. I just love it when you can create many different cards with one stamp set and a limited number of supplies.

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Got treats

Got Treats Stamp Set (Set of 10)

119114     $24.95 Wood Mount

120627     $17.95 Clear Mount



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If you are a follower of my blog, you could probably tell that I have taken a bit of a break from stamping.  The summer months have been so busy & chaotic, so I've had to put a a few things on the back burner. 

However, my new stamps and accessories from the new catalog have been begging for me to play with them.  One of my first purchases was the Got Treats stamp set.  I love that it can be used for so many different occasions and the Mojo Monday sketch this week was great inspiration.



Stamp Set:  Got Treats?

Ink:  Early Espresso, Blushing Bride

Paper:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Big Shot, Embossing Folders (Square Lattice, Perfect Polka Dots, Vintage Wallpaper), Markers (Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso), Punches (2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, Corner Rounder), Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon


After I finished this card, I need to simplify the design so that I could use it at my monthly Stamp-a-Stack.  This is just one of the cards we'll be making at Friday's class:


There is still time to RSVP for the Stamp-a-Stack if you would like to attend.  Here are the details:

Got Treats? Stamp-a-Stack

Friday, August 13th at 7pm

118 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN

We'll be making 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs, using the new Got Treats stamp set.  Cost is $20 per person and  includes all supplies except adhesive.  RSVP by Wednesday if you would like to attend.

Got treats

Got Treats Stamp Set (Set of 10)

119114     $24.95 Wood Mount

120627     $17.95 Clear Mount

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Flower Power Card Class

WHEN:  Friday, April 16th

TIME:  7pm

WHERE:  The Stamp Shack, 118 S. Buckeye, Kokomo, IN

COST:  $20 per person

RSVP:  Reserve your spot with payment by Monday, April 12.  No late registrations will be accepted

We'll be making 10 cards, 2 each of the 5 designs you see above.  All supplies except adhesive will be provided.  You'll be learning these 5 fun & simple techniques to use with the new Awash with Flowers stamp set:

  • Poppin' Pastels
  • 2-Step Stampin'
  • Stamping with Markers
  • Paper-Piecing
  • Watercoloring with Watercolor Crayons


If you are unable to attend this class, there will be class kits to go available.  Kits must be ordered by April 12th and will include pre-cut card stock, ribbon, and step-by-step instructions.  You will need the Flowers Awash stamp set and some basic supplies to complete the cards as shown.  See the supply list for details.

Kits will be shipped on Monday, April 19th.


If you would like a copy of the PDF instructions for the Flower Power cards, you may purchase the tutorial only for just $5. 

The tutorial will be emailed to you on Monday, April 19th.

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It's all in the details


If you flip through the Occasions Mini catalog, you might just miss a hidden treasure on page 23....the Eggcellent Eggs kit (item #117179   $9.95).  This kit features die-cut flowers, leaves, and egg stands, as well as rub-ons and adhesive-backed rhinestones.  There are enough supplies to decorate up to 2 dozen eggs!

But what if you don't plan to decorate 2 dozen eggs for Easter?

How about whipping up a few cards?

This week I'll be sharing those card ideas with you and you are going to love them all.  Trust me...it's all in the details.


The first card is very simple.  The card base is So Saffron card stock, layered with Whisper White and Certainly Celery card stocks.  And by the way, I can make cards without using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  :0)

The chick image is from the Eggcoutrements stamp set.  I stamped it in So Saffron ink onto Whisper White card stock and trimmed it with scissors.  The image was layered onto a 1-3/8" circle of Certainly Celery and a Scallop circle of So Saffron. 

Now look closely at the details:


See the So Saffron printed strip....that is one of the die-cut egg stands!  And the white floral border.....cute rub-ons!   

Don't you just love it?  These kits are only available while supplies last, so you'll want to order early.  Visit my Stampin' Up website anytime to place your order.

I've got more cards made with this kit to share with you this week and I'll have details about my upcoming Easter Stamp-a-stack featuring these cards.

Happy Stampin'





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