How to Use the Envelope Punch Board to Make Envelopes

Thank you for joining me on the first day of my Envelope Punch Board series! The Envelope Punch Board is a tool that just like the name implies, allows you to make envelopes but that’s not all you can do with it! All week long I’ll share lots of different projects you can create but today it’s all about the basics!

The video today will show you how to:

  • Use the Envelope Punch Board
  • Create an envelope for a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card
  • Make an envelope for a gift card
  • Show you how to make a custom envelope

All of the supplies I used can be found in the Supply List (scroll down) but here I’ve separated the products used for each project.  All of the products can be purchased at my Stampin’ Up! online – simply click an image in the Supply List.

Brighton Gift Card Envelope – 6-7/8″ x 6-7/8″     Line up at 3-1/2″

  • Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
  • Emerald Envy 5/8a’ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

Amazon Gift Card Envelope – 5″ x 5″     Line up at 2″

  • Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Hedgehugs Stamp Set
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Pacific Point Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock

Card Envelope – 8″ x 8″      Line up at 2″

  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon (currently on backorder; estimated availability February 26, 2018)
  • Party Pandas (FREE with a $50 order before shipping/tax)
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! I hope you’ll join me tomorrow for Day 2 of my Envelope Punch Board Series!

For orders over $150, don’t use the host code so that you’ll get Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up! You’ll also receive my February Thank You gift.  Click here if you aren’t sure how to use the host code.

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Are You Ready to Create Using the Envelope Punch Board?

All next week I’ll be sharing projects using the Envelope Punch Board! It isn’t just for making envelopes, you can do so much more.

On Monday we’ll focus on the basics:  how to use the board and how to make envelopes the exact size you need.  The rest of the week I’ll share six projects that will make you want to pull yours out and start creating. And, hold on to your hats, I’ll be posting a video each day of the series!

I hope you’ll join me on Monday! Have a great weekend!

Floral Statements & Stampin’ Blends

As a child I loved getting mail and nothing has changed now that I’m an adult. A few days ago I received this beauty from my team member, Linda. Opening the package from her was so much fun and along with her gorgeous card, she included another goodie but I’ll save that for another day! (more…)

Petal Passion & Flying Home

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have a fun day whether or not you have a special someone to spend it with. My husband is out of town on business so I’ll play in my craft room, eat a little chocolate and have a happy day! Later today I’m babysitting my grandchildren so I’ll get to give them some Valentine’s Day hugs.

Today’s card combines Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and the oh so cute, Flying Home stamp set.  I’m loving all of the bird stamps in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.  A cute little bird just makes me smile and then when you combine it with flowers, . . . . love it!

I used Memento Ink to stamp my bird, birdhouse & flowers and then colored it in with Stampin’ Blends using:  Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Bronze and Ivory. I cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Berry Burst square it sits on with the Layering Squares Framelits. The Flying Home stamp set doesn’t include sentiments so “Thinking of You” came from the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts and it was cut out using the Petals and More Thinlits dies.

Here’s the same card but I switched out the sentiment to say Thank You.  This sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set. and when you purchase the stamp set and the Petals & More Thinlits dies together, you save 10% (I’ve included the bundle at the bottom of the supply list).

All of the supplies I used are below.  For easy shopping, just click any of the images to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Price: $110.00

Bird Banter Friends

Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing another Bird Banter card and aren’t these two little birds so cute? I’m very pleased that Stampin’ Up! included a bird each direction so that they can sit on a branch together.   This is the third card in my February Thank You gift when you place a minimum $50 order using the host code 2GWMTTXZ. You’ll receive all of the paper and ribbon you see on today’s card (along with the supplies for two more cards).  You’ll just need to use your own adhesive, ink and stamps (per Stampin’ Up!, I cannot send stamped images).

In addition to the three cards in your kit, you’ll also receive a Paper Sampler that includes (8) sheets of 5″ x 3-3/4″ paper, the perfect size to create a card – it’s the size I used to create two of the cards in the kit.

Don’t forget that with each $50 order, you can pick a free Sale-a-bration gift and this year there are gifts you can choose with a $100 order! And to make it all even better, on February 16th, three new items will be available! Click the catalog below to take a peek inside! To see what’s available today, click here.

  • Attach the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper to the piece of Basic Black.  Then wrap the ribbon around both sheets and attach the ends to the back with Snail.
  • Attach the large scallop to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

  • Lemon Lime Cardstock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black:  5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper:  5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Thick Whisper White:  scrap for birds and sentiment
  • Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon:  approximately 5″

All of the products used for today’s card are listed below.  For easy shopping, click on any of the images and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you aren’t sure how to use the host code, click here

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Have a wonderful day!

Bird Banter Thank You Card

Today I’m sharing another card included in my February Thank You and it features the stamp set Bird Banter and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.  With a $50 minimum order using my host code, you’ll receive all the materials to make this card along with two additional cards.  Everything will be cut, scored, die cut and ready for you to assemble (you’ll need to provide your own ink, adhesive and stamped images). In addition, I will send you a paper sampler featuring Petal Passion and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  It’s my way of saying thank you for placing an order through me!

Here’s what you’ll receive with your minimum $50 order:

  • A Sale-A-Bration gift – see all the selections here
  • 3 Card Kits
  • A Paper Sampler
  • Bradley Points
  • Handmade Thank You card
  • Handmade Thank You gift

ALL Orders receive a Happy Mail package from me with a handmade thank you card and handmade thank you gift.

Click here to place an order and don’t forget to use the host code 2GWMTTXZ.  If you aren’t sure how to use the host code, click here and I’ll show you how easy it is!

Below are all the products I used to create today’s card. You’ll find all these Stampin’ Up! supplies in my online Stampin’ Up! store by clicking on any of the images.

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  • Thick Whisper White cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock:  5″ x 3-3/4″      scrap for bird and sentiment
  • Real Red:  5-1/4″ x 4″     scrap for scalloped circle
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper:  3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″

Have a wonderful day!

Fast Fuse Sale Begins Tomorrow

EDITED on 2-8-18:  The Fast Fuse sale is over! My apologies to those of you who were unable to purchase any! It ended much earlier than expected as the supply ran out.

Several months ago Stampin’ Up! had a Fast Fuse Sale and all of their stock was depleted before the sale was over.  They promised us another sale and it starts on Thursday!  The sale is planned for five days but it’s while supplies last!!  Purchase one Fast Fuse and receive 2 refills FREE (that’s a $15 value)!!!

Fast Fuse Sale

I’m guessing this sale won’t last five days so please, get your order in as soon as you can once it begins on Thursday! I don’t want you to be disappointed!

Bird Banter Thank You

Bird Banter

Bird Banter is quickly becoming one of my favorite stamp sets in the Occasions catalog! It comes with 5 cute birds, a branch, party hat, heart, balloon and cute sentiments. Because the stamps are photopolymer, which means you can see right through them, it’s easy to get perfect placement of the heart. I used Stampin’ Blends to color the bird and heart but you could easily use colored pencils or Stampin’ Write markers.  I like using the Stampin’ Blends because you can’t see your coloring lines.  That’s a big plus to me! My card also uses Petal Passion Designer Series Paper which is a very popular item in the Occasions catalog.

This card is included in my thank you this month! Place a minimum $50 order using my host code (2GWMTTXZ) and you’ll receive all of the materials to make today’s card along with two other cards and you’ll receive a paper sampler! All of the paper in your kits will already be cut, scored, embossed and die cut.  Pull out your own ink, adhesive and stamp set and you’ll be all set to create!  Don’t have Bird Banter? Purchase it for $17.00 (see supply list below) or substitute with a stamp set of your own. Don’t forget that with every $50 purchase, you can choose a Free Sale-A-Bration gift.

Here’s what you’ll receive with your minimum $50 purchase using the Host Code:

From Stampin’ Up!

  • Your choice of a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift(s)

From Me

  • 3 FREE card kits
  • Paper Sampler pack
  • Handmade Thank You card
  • Handmade Thank You gift
  • Bradley Points

It’s the most fun time of the year to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase! Click here to place your order online!

Below you’ll find all of the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used to create today’s card! Click on any of the images and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Lots of Happy Card Kit

I was instantly drawn to the Lots of Happy Card Kit the first time I saw it at On Stage in November. It was one of my first purchases from the Occasions catalog and when it arrived, wow!  I was shocked at how much product was included!  There are card bases, envelopes, vellum leaves, ribbon, four full-sized Watercolor Pencils, a clear block, 7 photopolymer stamps, a Black Archival Stampin’ Spot and so much more. You’ll have enough materials to make 20 different cards.  All you need to provide is adhesive (although it does include Stampin’ Dimensionals). How great is that??

A refill is also available which comes with everything except the stamp set, clear block, ink spot and watercolor pencils (#145605).

This video from Stampin’ Up! shows you exactly what you’ll get in the kit and tips for assembling the cards.  As mentioned in the video, a blender pen (not included in the kit) can be used to make your coloring look more even.

If you’d like to purchase the Lots of Happy Card Kit, click here and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! Online store.

With a $50 purchase, you’ll be able to choose a Sale-A-Bration gift right when you place your order. Use my February Host Code (2GWMTTXZ) and you’ll receive my February Thank You – 3 Card Kits and a Paper Sampler.  You’ll just need to supply ink, adhesive and the Bird Banter stamp set (or something already in your stamp collection). Click here to place your order today!

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Have a great day!

Glitter Queens Blog Hop – Treat Holders

Are you ready for the Treat Holders Glitter Queen Blog Hop?  We have some treat holders that are sure to send you rushing to your crafting area! My project is small and holds a little something for someone special.

I used the beautiful Painted with Love Speciality Designer Series Paper.  Although the paper is on a page in the Occasions Catalog associated with Valentine’s Day, it could really be used for any occasion.

My sentiment comes from Seasonal Chums which is a carryover stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  You can’t find it in a current catalog but it is available here!

I made a video showing how to make these cute little holders and I have to apologize for the abrupt end of the video (although the project is finished when it stops).  Every single problem that you could have while filming, happened.  The final product was about my tenth try and I just went with it.  Sometimes you just have to laugh rather than get upset! So please scroll down to the end of the post for the video and you’ll also find a supply list there as well!

I hope you’ll continue through our hop!  Next up is Davette, who always has the most gorgeous projects!Here’s the list of all the hopping Glitter Queens!

Dawn Griffith

Michelle Veller

Tracy Bradley – You are here!

Davette Strange Miller

Dee Slater

Beth Bolinger

Cheryl Pierce Smith

To purchase any of the products used to make today’s treat holders, simply click any of the images and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store.


Have a wonderful weekend!

New Host Code and Thank You Gift

It’s a brand new month which means a brand new host code and a brand new thank you!

But before I tell you about my February Thank You, I’d like to announce a winner!  Several times throughout January, I announced that anyone who left a comment on my blog would have their name entered in a contest to win some Stampin’ Up! goodies.  The winner is:  Lesa (I don’t have a last name)! Congratulations Lesa! Please email me your address and I’ll send your goodies out to you! (Find the rose on the right hand side of my blog that says Email Me).

February Thank You

Place a minimum $50 order this month using the host code 2GWMTTXZ and I’ll send you all the materials to make the three cards below.  Everything will be all ready for you to create and you’ll just need to supply ink, adhesive and stamped images (per Stampin’ Up!, I cannot send stamped images).  I used the adorable stamp set Bird Banter to create all three cards.  You can purchase the set if you don’t already have it or use what you already own.  Click here to place an order!

In addition, when you place a $50 order, you’ll also receive a Sale-a-Bration gift from Stampin’ Up! Simply add your choice at the bottom of the order form.

As a way to thank everyone who places an order through me at my Stampin’ Up! website, all orders will receive a handmade thank you card and handmade gift.  Happy Mail!

Another Glitter Queens Blog Hop will take place tomorrow!  We will actually post tonight (Thursday) but we work on any broken links that we might have so by the time you visit Friday morning everything should be up and ready! I hope you’ll join us!

Have You Earned a Free Sale-A-Bration Gift?

Sale-A-Bration is so much fun because with each $50 purchase (before shipping/tax) you earn a FREE gift. This year there are $50 AND $100 rewards.  If your order reaches $100, you can choose two $50 items or one $100 item.  The two $100 items are the last two products in my list below:  Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and Happy Wishes stamp set.  The Celebrate You Thinlits are a product that WILL be in the new 2018-2019 catalog but you can now earn them free! You can see a project I made with the Thinlits here.

It’s always nice to see products in action so be sure to check out the videos below!