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Posted on August 1, 2016

Tomorrow’s the Day!

Die-Cut/ Papercrafting

Tomorrow's the day you can order the exclusive, limited time bundle, Thoughtful Branches; you can also order the stamp set and Thinlits Dies separately.

Today's project features images from this stamp set…enjoy!


There are lots of great images in the stamp set and the coordinating thinlits make die-cutting a breeze! Check out all the images in the pdf : thoughtfulbranches_flyer_jul0516_us

Instructions for today's card and supply list follows. Just click on any image following to order.


  • Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip 126979, Cajun Craze 126965 reinker 119790, Always Artichoke 126972 reinker 105232, Crushed Curry reinker 131158,  Versamark 102283
  • Paper: Crumb Cake Notecards & Envelopes 133766, Early Espresso 119786, Very Vanilla 101650
  • Accessories:  SNAIL 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Embossing Buddy 103083, Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder 141636, Heat Tool 129053, Paper Snips 103579, 5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199
  • Non-Stampin’ Up!: Baby wipes


  • Early Espresso layer:  3 3/8” x 4 7/8”
  • Very Vanilla layer: 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”
  • Very Vanilla for greeting: 2” x 2 ¼”
  • 5/8” Burlap Ribbon: about 3 ½”


      1. Adhere Early Espresso layer to front of Crumb Cake Notecard with SNAIL.
      2. Fold a baby wipe on a non-porous plate. Starting with Crushed Curry, add drops of reinker randomly on baby wipe. Add Cajun Craze reinker drops, then Always Artichoke reinker drops until the baby wipe is covered about the size of the tree foliage stamp.
      3. Press the tree foliage stamp into the colors on the baby wipe. Stamp on vanilla layer with the “tab” on the stamp pointing down.
      4. Stamp tree trunk directly under the foliage using Chocolate Chip ink.
      5. Stamp the grass lines and grass stubble around the bottom of the tree with Always Artichoke ink.
      6. Sponge edges with Crumb Cake ink. Adhere to Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
      7. Fray the edges of the burlap ribbon. Adhere across the bottom of the vanilla layer with SNAIL.
      8. Ink leaf with Cajun Craze. Stamp off before stamping on vanilla scrap. Rub with Embossing Buddy. Stamp greeting with Versamark. Sprinkle with Copper powder. Heat with Heat Tool. Cut around greeting and leaf with Paper Snips, leaving a little edge of vanilla around it to give the edges a smooth look. Adhere over the ribbon with dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by today, and…..

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Posted on April 13, 2016

Project Sheet for Happy Home Stamp Set

Papercrafting/ Projects

Today's share is my project sheet for the Happy Home Stamp Set. The paper used is Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper. While this COULD be a birthday card, it doesn't have to be! This paper is so versatile; that's why I love it for my cardmaking. You'll find complete instructions below.




Stamp Sets: Happy Home Stamp Set (140500w or 140503c)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)

Markers:  Soft Sky (131263), Mossy Meadow (133654), Watermelon Wonder (138333), Basic Gray (131261)

Paper: Whisper White Thick (140272), Watermelon Wonder Card Stock (138224), Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (140557)

Other: Buttons Neutral (130031) Bakers Twine Whisper White (124262) Watermelon Wonder 1” Stitched Satin Ribbon (140580)


Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”

Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 x 3 3/4”

Birthday Bouquet DSP 1 ½” x 5, cut with snips to make the “v”

2” piece of Watermelon Stitched Satin ribbon, cut with snips to make the “v”

Watermelon Wonder 2 7/8” x 2 3/8”

Whisper White Thick Card Stock: 2 ¾” x 2 ¼”

Neutral Designer Button, Basic Gray, with Whisper White Bakers Twine, tied in a bow



  • Start by inking up the stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers. Begin with the soft sky marker to ink the clouds, then add the Watermelon wonder marker to the flowers. Next, use the Basic Gray Marker to ink the bench and the Mossy Meadow marker to ink up the grass.
  • Once you have the 4 colors added to the back of your stamp, huff on the back of the stamp to remoisten the ink, then stamp it on the smallest layer of Whisper White Thick Card Stock.
  • Using a pair of paper snips, ribbon layer and the designer paper layer so that there is a “V” cut into the bottom of both layers, as shown in the photo above.
  • Next, run the whisper white bakers twine through the holes in your button, and tie a bow.

TIP: Mossy Meadow is one of the retiring In Colors; I'm telling all my customers to go ahead and order their faves now BEFORE the retiring list comes out later this month. Re-inkers, markers, and cardstock always disappear quickly! Order Now;Use hostess code 9YGWXY6S and order at least $35 and you'll receive two free card kits AND a special surprise.

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Posted on January 7, 2016

Enabler Alert!

Announcements/ Die-Cut/ Product Information


This little tool will totally change the way you look at your intricate Big Shot Dies. You know, the ones that have all those teeny, tiny little pieces that stay in the die once you've rolled your paper through your Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

This amazing new tool from the Stampin’ Up! Handmade From the Heart Occasions Catalog 2016, is something you will definitely want to own. Here's how it works:

Cut out your paper with your framelits/thinlits die using the Big Shot as you normally would. Lay the cut paper, with the die still embedded in it, on the foam pad, with the die side up. Run the brush several times over the die’s surface. When you pick up your piece, the die will peel easily off and all the small bits of paper will fall right out. No more poking with your paper piercing tool or using waxed paper!

One TIP: Use gentle pressure when rolling the brush. You may have to run it over the die several times, but with the lighter touch you're less likely to poke through thin paper and ruin your piece.

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