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Sale- A- Bration and New Occasions Catalog, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die and Bow Builder Punch #2

mini bag with belly bandThe launch of the 2015 New Occasions Catalog and beginning of Sale-A-Bration begins January 6th.  It is hard to stop talking about the brand new Bow Builder Punch and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits  Die highlighted in the new Occasions Catalog.

How cute is this bow featured on the belly band that surrounds the new Mini  Treat Bag Thinlits die?  The bows are so simple to assemble and add so much to any project. With this punch you can build a baby sized bow from cardstock or Designer Series Paper . Their finished size is 2 1/4″ x /7/8″. This card uses the new Designer Series Papers,  Birthday Bash and Sweet Dreams. It is time to begin making that wish list. For every $50 order, you can choose a free Sale-A-Bration item.

Some of the materials used in creating this bag include:


Get 50% 0ff your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin

Get 50% 0ff your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin At Convention we got a Sneak Peak of the next few months of Paper Pumpkin.  WOW,  I can’t wait to get them!!

Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You and your customers need to visit to join.  Please use me as your Demonstrator! 
  • Enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2” when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

Here is a picture of some  ideas for the July Pumpkin! If you are interested go to and ask that I be your demonstrator.

July paper Pumpkin DisplayCome to my Paper Pumpkin Open House! Iam lovin’ the new and improved Paper Pumpkin and want to share it with you.  Don’t miss out on the fun. We’re throwing together a little Paper Pumpkin party on Tuesday, August 19 from 6:30 – 8:30.

July Altered Paper Pumpkin Samples
July Altered Paper Pumpkin Samples

Come and learn more about Paper Pumpkin and make a beautiful make and take project.  Cost is $5.  This event will be held at 3333 Viewpoint Drive off of Delta Waters.  Of course, we will serve drinks and snacks.  Let me know soon.  Space is limited.  In case you are unable to access my contact information through my website, you can reach me at or my  phone, 541-6643744.

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All Boxed Up: Making Gusseted Bags that Stand Alone or on a Card!!

Gusseted Bag
For You Gusseted Bag stand on its own for a little treat, gift card etc!

Want a new spin on an old technique? How about making some small gusseted bags that can be used on their own or added to a card . People on the receiving end will be quite surprised to have a different use for their little bags .

This fun project can begin with one piece of the Moonlight Paper Stack that contains 48 , 12 double-sided designed sheets of 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ , acid free lignin paper or from your own DSP paper choice cut in the same dimensions.

Making a gusseted bag  is very simple. Follow these simple directions and embellish to your liking.

Template for Gusseted Bag
Template for Gusseted Bag

How to Make a Gusseted Bag: 

Begin with a piece of DSP paper of your choice and cut at 4 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ .

Score on the long side at 1″, 1 1/2 “, 2″ ,4″, 41/4″, 5”. (Hint when a tutorial says long side it means you place the paper with the long side at the top of your scoring board which means the short side is adjacent to the left hand ruler on your board.)

Score the short side at 1″ on one side.(Hint: that becomes part of your closing tab. )

Once every score line is in place, cut up one inch on the ends and leave the middle to apply tape that will eventually close your bag when folded.

The folds are Valley , Mountain, Valley on the left and Valley Mountain, valley on the right. These folds become the gusset. Make your folds and adhere the bag together .

To add a little pazazz , you can use an edge punch to create a decorative edge to the  top of the bag.

You can get a wow card effect when adding a little bag to an actual card.

Gusseted bag added to a cardbase
Adding a gusseted bag to a card
Supplies Used Include:
STAMPS: Everyday Wishes

INKS/ Markers:  Crushed Curry,  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Jet Black Stazon Ink

PAPERS: Hello Honey Very Vanilla,  Moonlight DSP, Lost Lagoon

ACCESSORIES: Hello Honey,   Satin Ribbon, Subtles Candy DOts

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Mini Cup Valentines Filled With Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans!

I just love the little mini coffee cups and lids. It is so easy to turn them into the cutest favor, mini  thank you, happy day, thoughtful appreciation gifts!Teacher gifts for valentine's Day

My three grandchildren will be giving their teachers these chocolate covered coffee beans in these adorable little cups.

Supplies needed: Mini Cups and lids from a Restaurant Supply House

 STAMP SET: Hearts  a Flutter

INKS: Primrose Petals, Marina Mist

PAPERS: Whisper White Primrose Petals,  Marina Mist Polka Dotted DSP



  • Earn a FREE Stampin’ Up! product gift for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 28 – March 31).  View Sale-A-Bration Brochure and gift choices!
  • Place an on-line order of $300 or more (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a bonus of $30 in additional Hostess Rewards.  Stock up for yourself or team up with a few friends to place one on-line order and qualify.  For example, if you normally would earn $50 in hostess rewards (free Stampin’ Up! product) with a $300 order, you’ll bump up to $80 (includes the $30 bonus) during Sale-A-Bration.  You’ll earn Sale-A-Bration rewards (see bullet point above) as well.  Love it!  Ends March 31.

WEEKLY DEALS  for February 4th – February 10 th

603Look and see what is new for you to personalize your envelopes and cards.


THE CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ continues!  Save up to 80% on lots of new products added to the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack. Products are available only while supplies last! Lots of new papers, ribbons, punches and tools.


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All boxed Up

Need some quick but adorable little gift boxes for those chocolate Hershey Nuggets? Afterall, who does not like a little chocolate in their life?

These boxes are so easy to make and give your receiver a lot of bank for the buck. How about teacher gifts, your hair dresser, mailperson, and the list goes on . . . Thanks to Connie Stewart for creating this how to Video!hershey long gift boxes

To see how to make this easy box go here!

Supplies Used:

Papers: Season of Style DSP (132340)

Stamps: A Banner Christmas (130255),  Best of 25 (134384), Tags 4 You (131823)

Inks:Gumball Green (126861), Cherry Cobler (126966)

Accessories: Pretty Presents Designer Tags (132179), Pretty Presents Designer Bows (132186), Label Bracket Punch ( 132153)

Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

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Thankful for . . . A Holiday Transition Week

I look forward to this week every year, as it is time to finish up my Thanksgiving cards and begin my Holiday Helper for friends, family and customers.

Tablescape Thankful

These tutorials will continue to be posted here for the next few weeks to help get your mojo running. In between will be other tutorials for your holiday needs.

I am so blessed to have so many supportive people in my life and hope that you do as well. This Transition takes me from the earth tones to the holiday colors that bring out the joy in all of us. Good bye to the beautiful earth tones of fall and onward to the colors of the winter season.

First idea is to get those gift cards all wrapped up nice and pretty. Oh What Fun!

Gift Card Holders Oh what fun


PAPER: Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Gumball Green (126840), Silver Glimmer Paper(124005)

INK: Real Red (126949)

STAMPS: Christmas Messages (131793)

ACCESSORIES: Pretty Presents Designer Bows  (132186),  Pretty Presents Designer Tags (132179), Basic Pearls (119247), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Construction of gift card here. Thanks to Lorri Heilling!

Thankful for . . . Surprise Stampin’ Up Announcements

WEEKLY DEALS:  Stampin’ Up will offer a weekly deal in my online store that will change every Tuesday.  Just click “shop 24/7 on my home page“go to Products, shop now and place your order right away for these great discounted prices. These weekly deals will be offered while supplies last!  The discount will appear  in your shopping bag when you check


The FESTIVE FLURRY ORNAMENT KIT (135813) is a great go to kit!

Just imagine all the things you can do with this kit like, top off a present, embellish a card, create a wintry garland, or even add to the trimmings of your tree. The sky’s the limit to your imagination. Whatever floats your boat. You will be good to go!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including: 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon, Printed cardstock – die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper), Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

festive flurry

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Thankful for . . . Thinking Out of the Box!

No doubt you’ve heard the term to “think outside the box”.  Perhaps you’ve wondered what that meant in actual fact, or you know what it means but you’re so firmly “inside the box” that you don’t even notice that you’re in the box. Regardless of the fact, here are some boxes you need not give much thought to.
dsweater weather treat boxes

Tips for Mini Treat Tote Box

Uses only 1/2 sheet of cardstock (5-1/2″ x -8-1/2″)
Score at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5″ & 6-3/4
Turn and score at 1-1/2″ & 4″
Only needs two Glue Dots!
Holds at least 2 “fun size” candy bars

Supplies for this card:

Sweater Weather DSP (132184),  Very Vanilla (101650), Pumpkin Pie (126945),

soft Suede (126978)

Gorgeous Grunge (130517)

Wood Grained Embossing Folder (127821),  Autumn Accents Bigz Die (127812),  Various Ribbons

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Whoooooooooooo’s on First?

Whooooooo's on First

Tag a Bag Gift bags (131370} are a fun way to give a treat to someone special. Kraft bags with White chevron ombre print.

* 10 bags, each 5-1/4″ x 8-1/4″
* Food safe

Combine these with the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit (131371 in one bundle and you can’t go wrong! It has everything you need to make treats extra-special. Coordinates with Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango. Includes:

* 10 food-safe Kraft bags with White chevron ombre print, each 5-1/4″ x 8-1/4″
* 10 large base tags
* 10 medium builder tags
* Baker’s Twine, 20′ each of 3 colors: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay
* 10 mini clothespins
* 5 Smoky Slate self-adhesive strips, each 12″
* 40 Stampin’ Dimensionals