Creep it Real by Stampin’ Up!

Today I wanted to share a card I received in the mail from my team leader, Dawn Griffith. Isn’t it cute?  I don’t have the stamp set, Creep it Real, so I’m glad that I have a card to share with you using this set.

Dawn used three different stamp sets:

  1. Creep it Real – main sentiment
  2. Spooky Cat – the rat
  3. Season to Sparkle – hanging spider


  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper:  (4) squares cut at 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″
  • Basic Black cardstock:  4″ x 4″
  • Smoky Slate cardstock:  4-1/8″ x 5″  tear the bottom 5″ edge
  • You’ll also need Very Vanilla & Basic Black cardstock to cut out squares using the Layering Squares Framelits.

The supply list can be found below.  Click on any of the products and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Select Designer Series Paper packages are on sale, Buy 3 Get 1 Free.  Click here for more information! 

Tool Time Tuesday – Embossing Buddy

It’s Tool Time Tuesday and today it’s all about the Embossing Buddy (it’s on page 201 in the Annual Catalog).  The Embossing Buddy is a MUST when embossing.

It’s quite simple to use but makes a world of difference to your finished project. By simply rubbing it over the surface of your paper, you’ll prevent  small pieces of embossing powder from sticking to your paper.  Once you heat emboss the powder, it can’t be removed.  Sometimes you can’t even see where extra embossing powder has landed on your paper but once you heat it up with the heat tool, it’s too late.

Here are the steps when embossing:

  1. Prepare your paper by rubbing the embossing buddy over the surface.
  2. Stamp your image with Versamark Ink.
  3. Pour embossing powder over the stamped image and shake off any excess.
  4. Even though you’ve used the embossing powder, there’s a possibility that stray bits of embossing powder are on your paper, so use a fine brush to brush them away.
  5. Use the Heat Tool to heat your image and watch the magic happen!

I love to emboss and it never fails to make me say, “Wow!”

If you’re interested in trying out embossing, you’ll need the products below (the embossing powder I reach for most, is white).  Click on any of the products and you’ll head to my Stampin’ Up! online store!

Heat Tool


Today’s the last day of the World Card Making Sale. Click here for the flyer!  Click here to place an order.

The Designer Series Paper sale will continue until the end of the month.  Choose from select papers, Buy 3 and get 1 free! Click here for more information.

Stampin’ Blends Pre-Release

Have you heard about the new alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, Stampin’ Blends, from Stampin’ Up!? These pens are so new, they aren’t even available yet unless you’re a demonstrator.

If you’d love to purchase the Blends during the pre-release, only for demonstrators, Join My Team as a demonstrator before October 15th. You can add them to the Starter Kit or to any of your future orders with a 20% discount. Click here to join the fun!

Frequently Asked Questions About the Starter Kit

Do I have to sell Stampin’ Up! products?  No, not unless you want to.  You can join just to get your discount of at least 20% off everything you personally buy.  But of course, you do have the option to sell to others. When I joined, it was purely for the discount!

How much is the Starter Kit?  The Starter Kit is $99 but when you sign up you can choose anything out of the Annual or Holiday catalog to include in your kit BUT you’ll choose $125 worth of product.  PLUS, and this is a biggie, SHIPPING IS FREE on the Starter Kit.  You can get that Big Shot you’ve been wanting or anything else you’ve had your eye on or the new Stampin’ Blends.  When I joined Stampin’ Up!, everything in my kit was selected by Stampin’ Up!, so I received a few things I didn’t care for.  I love that today you can choose exactly what YOU want.

What are the requirements to continue receiving the discount?  Every quarter your sales (this can be your own personal orders) need to reach $300.  When you first join, you have a complete quarter to meet this minimum so that means that if you join today, your first full quarter won’t begin until January so you’ll have until March to reach that goal. To continue to receive all the demo perks, meet this minimum.  If you don’t want to continue after March, simply stop purchasing from yourself or selling to others and you’ll simply be dropped but you’ll still have your Starter Kit and all of the products you purchased using your discount.

What are the perks of being a demonstrator?

  • At least a 20% discount on everything you purchase from the catalogs including the Clearance Rack.
  • Preorder products before catalogs are released.
  • Stampin’ Success, a quarterly magazine, just for demonstrators.
  • Access to the Demonstrator Only Stampin’ Up! website filled with training and support.
  • Succeed Weekly emails from Stampin’ Up! with training and support.
  • Receive Host Rewards just as customers do with an order over $150 but on top of that, you also receive your demonstrator discount!

I don’t live close to you, can you still help me?

I’m a phone call, text or email away!  We can even FaceTime.

The Starter Kit really has no obligation.  There are four easy steps to joining:

  1.  Click here and you’ll be taken to my Join the Fun page.
  2.  Read and agree to the Independent Demonstrator Agreement
  3.  Purchase the Starter Kit and you’ll be prompted to enter in $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product with free shipping!
  4.  Wait for your Starter Kit to arrive!

Ready to join?  Click here!

Have more questions?  Feel free to contact me!  Click the EMAIL ME button on the right hand side of my blog.  I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.

If you want to take advantage of the pre-release of the Stampin’ Blends, you’ll need to join by the 15th!

I love being a demonstrator and I bet you will too!

Everyday Jars Treat Holder

Welcome to my blog!  If you had a chance to visit yesterday, I participated in the Glitter Queens Monthly Blog Hop and one of my projects featured the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I used those same Framelits to create today’s project – a little treat holder.

It really couldn’t be easier to make!

  • Cut out two jars using the Everyday Jars Framelits and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.
  • Stamp two jar lids in Pumpkin Pie using the Jar of Love stamp set.  Glue the lids to the jars.
  • Make the inside box using Pumpkin Pie (see the measurements below).
  • Add adhesive to the front and back of the box and attach the jars.
  • Add candy or trinket to the box.
  • Wrap Baker’s Twine around the jar lids to hold the box together.
  • Stamp your sentiment in Memento Ink using the Spooky Cat stamp set and cut it out with a 1″ Circle Punch.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and attach it to a scalloped circle using the Layering Circles Framelits.  Add more dimensionals to the back and attach it to your treat holder.

Below are the measurements and score lines.  I notched a very small amount from each of the outer flaps on each side.  I also cut off about 1/2″.  I didn’t measure, just cut it off! This adds less bulk to the box.

This picture shows where you’ll add your adhesive (Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape).  I recommend practicing assembling the box before you add the adhesive just to get a feel for how it will come together.

To create one side of the box, bring up the big flap first.  Then attach the flap that has adhesive to the big flap.  The side without adhesive will be brought up last to form one side of the box.  Repeat on the other side.

I hope you’ll give this a try and if you do, leave a comment or email me!  I love hearing from you!

You can purchase any of the supplies I used to create today’s project by clicking on any of the products below.  I’ll be back on Monday.  Have a great weekend!

Big Shot


There are just a few days left of the World Card Making Day Sale.  Please note:  The Fast Fuse promotion was so popular that in five days, four years worth of Fast Fuse was sold.  Stampin’ Up! realized that if the trend continued, they wouldn’t be able to keep up with the demand so it is no longer being offered.  When they receive enough stock, they will offer five more days of this same sale. I’m so sorry for this inconvenience. Click here for the updated flyer.

Buy select packages of Designer Series in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Sale this entire month! Click here for more information!

Glitter Queens’ Monthly Blog Hop – Halloween

It’s blog hop time!  Thanks for joining the Glitter Queens’ Monthly Blog Hop (formerly known as the First Fridays Blog Hop).  We’re so glad you’re here!

This month we’re all focusing on Halloween and we’ll each have two projects so we hope you’ll  make it around to all of our blogs!

My first project is a treat bag using the Everyday Jars Framelits and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (you’ll find the paper in the Holiday Catalog).  I’ve put a Gusseted Bag inside and although I have candy in mine, a gift card would also fit!


Treat Packaging Day 7 – Mini Treat Bag

Aren’t these little bags cute?? I attended an online stamp convention, Creative Convention, this past weekend and learned how to make these adorable little bags. They couldn’t be easier to make!

  • Score a piece of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper at 1-3/4″, 2-3/4″, 4-1/2″ and 5-1/2″ on one side.  Turn your paper and score at 1″.
  • Remove the small rectangle in the corner.  Cut on the score lines up to the 1″ line.  Add adhesive to the side tab using Tear and Tape and attach it to the opposite side.  Adhere the bottom flaps to create the bottom of the bag.
  • Pinch the sides up at the top of the bag.  Secure with a Gold Library clip or punch two holes using a 1/8″ hole punch.  Thread Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine through the bag and tie it closed.
  • Stamp the sentiment using the stamp set Spooky Cat, onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Memento Ink.  Punch it out with the Everyday Label Punch.
  • Stamp Trick or Treat OR Happy Halloween in Pumpkin Pie ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  Punch it out with the Classic Label punch or cut it to fit in the center of the shape above.  Attach Mini Stampin Dimensionals to the back and attach it to the Everyday Label Punch. Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the main sentiment and attach to the bag.

I’ll be posting another project later tonight for the Glitter Queens’ Monthly Blog Hop.  We like to post in the evening so we can make sure there aren’t any broken links so  I hope you’ll check out our blogs on Friday morning!

All of the supplies I used to create today’s project are listed below.  Clicking on any of the products will bring you to my Stampin’ Up! online store where you can make a purchase or for further information.