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Posted on March 15, 2018

The Stamp Maven St. Patrick’s Day Limerick Contest

Contests/ Holidays / Special Days

Hello Stampers! Happy Friday Eve! 🙂 I want to tell you about The Stamp Maven (that's me!) St. Patrick's Day Limerick Contest. I did this as part of a coaching group I'm in and I thought it would be fun to do here on my blog.

The Stamp Maven St. Patrick's Day Limerick Contest

I want to give away  FIFTEEN handstamped cards with envelopes. These are not any ordinary cards. They are beautiful works of art stamped by leaders in Stampin' Up! A group of us do swaps whenever a new catalog unveils and I always have a giant stack that I can't bear to send out…lol. Anyone else keep many of the cards you stamp instead of mailing/giving to family and friends?

All you have to do to have a chance at winning these cards (no purchase necessary!) is to come up with a limerick (stamping-related) and either post here as a comment or leave a comment on my Facebook site on the post you see about this contest. Here is one I wrote so you can get an idea if you've never written a limerick!

There once was a fair stampin' lass
Who needed fresh faces for her class
She got out the phone and dialed and dialed
Her class registrations have simply gone wild.

That's it…pretty simple. It can be longer than this, whatever you like.

Contest ends at midnight on March 17, 2018 (St. Patrick's Day).  Dave, one of my customers (she's not participating),  and I will pick the winner. Our judging is final and, in case of a tie, winners will each get eight cards.

Email me with any questions. HAVE FUN! We can't wait to see what you come up with!!

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Posted on March 4, 2018

Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies Easter Style

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hi stampers! Today's project is a Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies Easter Style! I saw this idea from UK Demo Monica Gale and changed it up to make it my own.

Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies Easter Style

Aren't these fun? I did a Facebook LIVE today and you can see how I made these cute little critters.

The Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies are in our current Occasions catalog. Don't forget, you can still get free Sale-A-Bration products until March 31 when you spend at least $50…and there's no limit on how many free gifts you can earn!

Now is also a great time to check out all the benefits of joining the Stampin' Up! family; there is an extra perk of any two stamp sets out of any of our catalogs as an extra freebie.

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Posted on February 23, 2018

Happy Friday from the Magical Day Unicorn!

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days

Happy Friday! My youngest grandcherub is obsessed with these magical creatures. I'm sure she is just waiting for the day one appears on her doorstep to take her on an adventure! Sometimes I think we adults need to get back some of the “magic” from our childhoods. Like, laying in the front yard, looking up at the clouds and finding all sorts of creatures romping around in the sky…maybe even unicorns!

Have you seen the whimsical images in the Magical Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!?

Happy Friday from the Magical Day Unicorn!

Aren't these fun?? My share today uses the unicorn and I can't wait to stamp some of these with my little grand!

The Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper adds a bit of “pop” and I think  sets off the unicorn perfectly! The  Whisper White square, cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies adds another little bit of detail on this whimsical card.

In addition to the stamp set and glimmer paper, this suite of products also has Washi Tape, Designer Series Paper, and Framelits (the framelits can be purchased as part of a bundle, in wood or clear mount, for a 10% savings!).

If you have any unicorn lovers in your home, here are the instructions so you can make some magical cards, too!


  • Stamp Sets – Magical Day Bundle (wood 145984, 145985 clear); Thoughtful Banners (141614)
  • Card Stock – Bermuda Bay (131197); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708); Bermuda Bay (131171); Pumpkin Pie (126945)
  • Misc. – Picture Perfect Party 6”x6” Designer Paper (145559); Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper 6”x6” (145601); Big Shot (143263); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo (144599); Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (131259); 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (144033); Duet Banner Punch (141483); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


  • Bermuda Bay (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Designer Paper (triangle pattern): 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”, 3” x 3” plus scraps
  • Glimmer Paper (turquoise): 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”


  1. Adhere the designer paper to the 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” Whisper White cardstock. Adhere these layers to the card base.
  2. Die cut the 2nd largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits using the 3” x 3” piece of Whisper White cardstock. Adhere the square to the Glimmer Paper using Dimensionals.
  3. Stamp the unicorn image using Memento ink on Whisper White scrap cardstock. Color in the unicorn’s body using the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo. Color in the unicorn’s mane and tail using the Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist markers as shown. Die cut the image using the coordinating framelit. Adhere the unicorn to upper portion of the stitched square using Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp the banner image using Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White scrap cardstock. Curve the photopolymer greeting “Oh Happy Day” on your clear block. Stamp the greeting inside the banner using Pumpkin Pie ink. Punch the banner image using the Duet Banner Punch. Adhere the punched banner to the lower portion of the stitched square using Dimensionals.




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Posted on February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope all of you have a day filled with love, laughter, and…chocolate! 🙂 Thank you all for supporting me and my business! Today's share is a project you can use but also expresses my thanks to all of you!

Many of the products used in making this card are “valentine” related. But, I wanted to show how you can take holiday-themed stamp sets and paper and use them for other occasions.

Happy Valentine's Day!


  • Paper – Powder Pink (144244); Fresh Fig (144242); Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (145580)
  • Stamp Pads – VersaMark Ink Pad (102283)
  • Misc.- 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows (144217); 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (144033); Fresh Fig 1/8” Sheer Ribbon (144174); Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109129); Heat Tool (129053); Sweet & Sassy Framelits (141707); Big Shot (143263); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)


  • Fresh Fig 5 ½ x 8 ½, 5 1/8 x 3 7/8, 2 ½” x 7/8”
  • Powder Pink 3 ¾ x 5, 3 x 3, 2 ½ x ¾”


  1. Adhere the pieces of DSP to the Powder Pink layer.
  2. Wrap a 7” piece of ribbon around the long seam and secure to the back.
  3. Add a 2” piece of ribbon to cover the short top seam, secure the one on the front with a Glue Dot.
  4. Ink heart image and sentiment in Versamark, stamp on the pieces of Powder Pink, cover with Gold Emboss Powder and heat set.
  5. Crop heart image with the coordinating heart framelit and add to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Color the flowers with the Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.
  7. Snip the left end of the sentiment and add to the strip of Fresh Fig and mimic the banner end on the fig layer.
  8. Add DSP layer to the piece of Fresh Fig and then to the card base.
  9. Add the Fresh Fig bow to the heart where shown.


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Posted on January 31, 2018

Sure Do Love You Notecard Box

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting/ Sale-A-Bration

Do you need a special Valentine gift for that friend who always goes above and beyond? She's there with food when you have a family tragedy. Her shoulder is available when you need a good cry. She always answers your phone calls, even if you're just calling to have a good laugh. Today's Sure Do Love You Notecard Box will let her know she's #1 in the friend department!

Sure Do Love You Notecard Box

The Painted With Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! makes this a total WOW…don't you think?  This paper is double-sided and the patterns are yummy!

Sure Do Love You Notecard Box

Notice the inside of the envelopes. These are circles of the DSP punched with a 2 1/4″ Circle Punch; easy way to jazz up the envelopes.

Enjoy the instructions below. Everything is available at my online store; remember it's Sale-a-Bration time so you can get in on free stuff with a minimum $50 order…woo hoo!

Project Instructions

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