Weekly Deals

There are some terrific packaging items on sale this week!  These prices are good until Monday, March 9th or while supplies last.

Sorry I don’t have a project to share.  As I mentioned before, I’m throwing a baby shower for my daughter on Saturday so I’ve been busy making making things for it.  I promise to share next week what I’ve been creating.

Have a wonderful day!

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Hello There

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a nice weekend!  I’m throwing a Baby Sprinkle (fun name for a shower for a second baby) for my daughter this weekend.  I spent this past weekend making some things for it.  I will share those projects with you after the shower!

Last week my friend, Cheryl, who also happens to be on my Stampin’ Up! team, came over to my house.  She had commented on the notepads I made during the blog hop (click here to see them) so I pulled out a notepad for her and this is what she created! Isn’t it pretty!?!!

Cheryl's Notebook

Cheryl used the Designer Series Paper, Best Year Ever, which you can earn FREE with a $50 order.  It pairs nicely with Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral cardstock.  The sentiment is from the stamp set, Hello There, which is a hostess set.  There are two ways to earn this set:

1.  Place your own personal order of $150 and you’ll receive $25 in Hostess Dollars.  This set can be purchased with those free dollars!  You would also earn  THREE Sale-a-bration items!  Sale-a-bration is over on March 31st, so if you have a long wishlist, you can receive many freebies with your $150 order.

2.  Host a party and once the sales hit $150, you as the hostess will earn Hostess Dollars.

If you have any questions about Cheryl’s notepad cover, don’t hesitate to ask!

Have a great day!

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Wild Wasabi Butterfly

Wild Wasabi Butterfly

I made a card very similar to this one the other day.  My card today is all about a beautiful shade of green – Wild Wasabi!  I paired it up with a sheet of paper from the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper pack.   This card was given to a customer who placed an order this month!

My sentiment comes from the set And Many More.  If you are looking for a versatile stamp set, this is it!

And Many More Wood #134273 Clear #134276

And Many More
Wood #134273
Clear #134276


Tip: When making this card, make several at a time.  When you cut out your butterfly, you will use that same piece you cut it out of, for the front of the card.  Your butterflies and card fronts will be ready when you are to create a card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Go create!

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Ghirardelli Candy Box

As I was walking through the grocery store the other day, I saw a new product, Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Eggs.  I quickly knew I had to make a project with them!  I am from the San Francisco Bay Area where they make Ghirardelli chocolate so I have an immense fondness for their candy.  I’m a an expert on chocolate and it is delicious!  :)

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Ghirardelli box

side view Ghirardelli Box

I thought that Daffodil Delight would look nice next to the blue foil eggs  so I used the Brights Designer Series Paper Pack which includes Daffodil Delight.   Here are the box dimensions that I came up with:

Bottom of the box:  5″ x 7″    Score each side at 1-1/2″

Top of the box:  4-1/8″ x 6- 1/8″  Score each side at 1″

Once your paper has been scored, there’s some cutting and trimming to be done.  It is hard to see the score lines in my picture below, but I have cut on a score line, up to a score line.  If you are making this while reading, you will understand what I mean.   Then cut about half of each tab off (it does not need to be exact) and cut a very small notch. These two steps will help as you assemble the box.

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I decided to add a window to the top of my box, so I used the smallest oval in the Oval Framelits and then covered it with a small piece of a Window Sheet.  I used glue dots to attach it to the box.

The next step is to add Sticky Strip to each of the places I’ve shown.  Be sure it is right next to the score line.  If you have Fast Fuse, that will work too!

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The last step is to peel the Sticky Strip off and assemble your box.  I finished it off by adding a cute little chick from the set For Peeps’ Sake.  I masked off the chicks legs as I stamped him in Daffodil Delight.  I took the tape off and colored his legs with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write marker, huffed on the stamp to reactivate the Daffodil Delight and stamped him onto Whisper White cardstock.  My sentiment comes from the set From the Garden which I just stamped across the chick with Memento Ink.  I colored his eyes and beak with Stampin’ Write markers.  Not all of the Stampin’ Write Markers can be purchased individually, but the Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie are available this way.

As I mentioned, I used Designer Series Paper.  The eggs are a bit heavy so I added a 2″ x 4″ piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to place at the bottom of the box for a little more stability.  Next time, I think I would make the bottom of the box using cardstock and DSP for the top.

This really is a pretty easy box to make.  Give it a try and you’ll see what I mean!

Thanks for stopping by!


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New Products and Weekly Deals

Starting on March 1st, there will be FOUR new Sale-a-bration items to choose from! This is the first time that Stampin’ Up! has introduced new products once Sale-a-bration has begun.  As always, with each $50 purchase (before shipping/tax), you can pick a Sale-a-bration item.  Spend $100, choose 2 items.  There’s no limit!

For Being You

Sheer Perfection Vellum Stack

Nature's Perfection Stamp SetIn Color Accessory Pack

Here are some cute projects with these new products.

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I think my favorite is the big THANKS in the set For Being You!  Can’t wait to color it in with my Blendabilities!

It’s Tuesday and that means new Weekly Deals! Click on any item and you’ll be taken to my online store!

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One More Dahlia Card

Blackberry Bliss Dahlia

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I had so many nice comments last week when I showed my Dahlia card during the Glitter Queens blog hop that I decided to make one more.  They are actually quite addictive so I can guarantee that you’ll see more in the near future.

I used another sheet from the Painted Blooms DSP pack.  One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper is that you’ll always know what colors coordinate with it.  In the catalog, below the description, it lists all the color that will work beautifully.  The colors can also be found on the back of the paper pack.  I use this as a reference, all the time. In this particular pack it states that Daffodil Delight is one of the coordinating colors.  I did try that for my card base but I wasn’t happy with it so instead opted to use Crushed Curry.  I think both colors would work just fine though.

My cute sentiment cannot be purchased as it came in my Paper Pumpkin kit this month.  I love getting new sentiments in my kit each month!

If you’d like to try your hand at making one of these flowers, I made a  picture tutorial in a previous post that you can access here!  If you make one, please feel free to email me with your creation.  I would love that!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

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And the Winner Is . . .

Thank you so much to everyone who left a comment on my blog during the blog hop.  I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate every comment that I receive.  Thank you!

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And now on to the winner of the stamp set Best Day Ever and the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  I put all your names into a bag and had my husband pull out the lucky name:  The winner is:

Lynn Gauthier

Lynn said, “All your projects and cards are awesome. I really enjoyed learning the dahlia fold. I love flowers and I am going to try this technique this weekend. Your post it notes are awesome too!
Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!!”

Lynn, please email me (tracy@stampingwithtracy.com) your mailing address and I’ll mail your goodies off on Monday.  Lynn will also receive the Dahlia card I posted!

Have a wonderful weekend!  I hope you’ll stop by on Monday!

Irresistible Butterfly

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The other day I saw a pretty card by Mary Fish using the Butterfly Framelits so I decided to try my own version! The paper underneath my butterfly is the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper which is free with a $50 purchase!  This paper comes with a glossy white pattern that is revealed when you apply color to it! I sponged Soft Sky ink over the leafy pattern.  (You can watch the video below to see the different ways to color the paper).

Using my Big Shot and Butterfly Thinlit, I cut my butterfly out of  Whisper White cardstock.  I used that same piece to place over my Irresistibly Yours paper once I sponged color on it. I could have left it plain but I wanted to emboss it.  I added Stampin’ Dimensionals down the center of my butterfly to adhere it the open space.  It really was a very easy card to make!


Irresistibly Yours

Irresistibly Yours is free with a $50 purchase!


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With every $50 purchase you can earn free gifts! View the Sale-a-bration catalog and see what you can earn with an order!

Paper Pumpkin & Weekly Deals

I received My Paper Pumpkin in the mail yesterday!  Again, I wasn’t disappointed by the contents!! Watch the video below to see what’s in the kit and what you can create!


If you would like to sign up for Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up! is offering $5.00 off on the prepaid 3 month subscription and you would be eligible to receive a Sale-a-bration free gift!  Of course, you can always go month to month.  Click here to see the details on my Stampin’ Up! online store.

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There are some great Weekly Deals this week!!  These prices are good until Monday, February 23rd or while supplies last. Click on the pictures below to be taken to my online store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don’t forget that I’m offering blog candy. Check out yesterday’s post for all the details!

Glitter Queens Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to the last day of the Glitter Queens Blog Hop! We’re so glad that you are joining us today!  If you happened to visit my blog yesterday,  you might have been unable to access it.  I apologize for that.  I had a few problems with my server but all is well now!

On to my project – a paper covered notepad.  I found these 3 x 5 notepads on Amazon and thought they would be so cute covered with Stampin’ Up! cardstock and DSP!  Who wouldn’t enjoy receiving one of these??

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notepad opened

The cover of the notepad is a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock that extends up and over the notepad to about 1-1/2″ on the back.  My sentiment is from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, You Brighten My Day.  Did you know that with a $50 purchase (before shipping/tax), you can receive this set absolutely FREE? Sale-a-bration is still in full swing and with every $50 purchase, you can pick a free product.  Place a $100 order and you choose 2 products.  Click HERE to see the Sale-a-bration catalog.

I used the Note Tag punch for the sentiment and the Glimmer paper.  I finished it up with flowers using  the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and a pearl in the center of each one.

Here’s one more!  So quick and easy!  The paper is so beautiful all by itself that you don’t need to add much by way of embellishments!  All of the products I used for both notepads can be found at the end of the post.

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Blog Candy!!!

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I haven’t participated in a blog hop in quite some time so I would like to celebrate!  Leave a comment telling me which of my projects over the last three days was your favorite and your name will be entered to win the Sale-a-bration stamp set Best Day Ever and the Lucky Stars embossing folder (click on the picture to enlarge it).  I will also send the winner the project that was their favorite!  You have until  Friday, February 20th at noon Pacific Time to leave a comment.  I will announce the winner on Saturday!  The winner will have 24 hours to email me their address.  Good luck!

Thanks again for joining all of us!  It is time to move on so please click HERE to continue to Kris Miller’s blog or click the Next button below.


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Here’s the list of Glitter Queens participating in the blog hop!

1.  Dawn Griffith

2.  Jennifer Kay

3.  Dee Slater

4.  Sue Novick

5.  Tracy Bradley  You are Here!

6. Kris Miller

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