Are You a “No Contact” Customer?

When online orders are placed, a customer is given the option of selecting a “No Contact” box.   This means that Stampin’ Up! does not have permission to pass their contact information on to me.  I completely respect anyone’s wish to do this but it makes me sad because I have no way of saying thank you.  After I receive an order, I send a thank you via email and then send a thank you package via snail mail. I also send free catalogs to anyone who orders from me and I have other perks as well because I’m very appreciative of all orders I receive. 

I received an order this morning and the customer selected the “No Contact” box. Because the host code was used I’m not sure if the No Contact box was checked off in error.  If this was your order and you didn’t mean to check the box or it was unclear what it meant, please email me at and include a list of several of the items you purchased so I can send you some happy mail!

As I said earlier, I respect a customers right to check off No Contact, but in case it was done in error this morning, I wanted to reach out. 

Thank you for your support of my Stampin’ Up! business!


Itty Bitty Boxes

For the past several days I’ve shared cards I swapped at OnStage and today I have a little box I made to give to several friends who also attended. Making boxes might seem a bit intimidating but they’re really pretty easy.  The hard part is figuring out the dimensions to make your box but I’ve done that for you!

I filled the boxes with a Vaseline Lip Balm. I always have some sort of lip balm or chapstick in my purse or near my computer.  I shared this box back in July and made a video to go with it that you can see here.  It’s the same exact box and you can change up the paper for any occasion. It’s a small box so earrings would fit inside or a small treat. 

To make my boxes I used Thick Whisper White cardstock for the bottom of the box.  This is a very heavy cardstock and it’s perfect for making a sturdy box. I used our Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper for the top of the box and used the colors Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape.

I used two different ribbons to wrap the boxes.  For the Gorgeous Grape box, I used our 1/4″ Mini Striped Ribbon in Gorgeous Grape.  For the other three boxes, I used our 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Whisper White.  All of the products I used are listed below and if you’d like a closer look, click on the images in the Supply List.

The sentiment is from the stamp set Itty Bitty Greetings which includes 32 different stamps and they’re all super small, which was just perfect for my box.  After stamping the sentiment, I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.  I like using this punch because even if I stamped the sentiment crooked on my Whisper White paper, I can make it perfectly straight when I punch it out.  After I punched it, I cut one end off because I didn’t need it that long. I added a glue dot on the back and tucked it under the ribbon. I finished it off with a sparkly rhinestone! 

Here’s a list of all the supplies I used.

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Have a great day! 

Stampin’ Up! OnStage Swaps

I returned home last night from Orlando, Florida.  I had a great time at OnStage, the Stampin’ Up! convention where we celebrated the 30th birthday of Stampin’ Up!  The convention was at the Orange County Convention Center and IT. IS. HUGE! I looked it up and it’s the second largest convention facility in the United States.  I believe it! My hotel was at one end of the Convention Center and the halls Stampin’ Up! used were at the opposite end! I racked up the steps!

I’m sharing a few pictures from OnStage and a few of the swaps I made to share with other demonstrators. This first picture was the grand finale of the event with confetti everywhere! 

Several days ago I shared all the swaps I made as I laid them out on my bed in my hotel room.  The cards I’m sharing today are all one layout using Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper! Did you know that on the back of each package of Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! lists all the colors that coordinate with it? Knowing which colors match is not one of my strengths so I love this! (more…)

Stampin’ Up! Garden Impressions

This past week I’ve been very busy making cards to swap with other demonstrators while in Orlando, celebrating the 30th birthday of Stampin’ Up! For each card I make, I receive another one in return! I took a picture in my hotel room of almost all the cards I created.  When you find a design you like, it’s easy to start mass producing! Spend a day doing that and you’ll have a nice supply of cards on hand to send or give out to your friends and family! 

Today I’m sharing two of the cards in the pile! Same layout, same package of paper and the same sentiment but I varied the colors I used depending on the Designer Series Paper. (more…)

May Your Christmas Be Bright

Today’s quick and easy card was created using the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and All is Bright Designer Series Paper.  I layered Real Red & Call Me Clover cardstock along with a piece of All is Bright Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the sentiment in Real Red and cut it out with the Layering Circles Framelits.  It’s adhered to a larger Call Me Clover circle made with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I finished the card with Red Rhinestones. They are very petite and pretty.  I’m sorry my picture doesn’t show how sparkly they are.  (more…)

Making Christmas Merry & Bright

I’ve been talking about the Making Christmas Bright Bundle all week and today I have a card that showcases the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. When you purchase these two products together, using the special bundle item number (149947), you’ll save 10%.

I have to give credit to Peggy Noe for this cute design! I googled the stamp set and her card popped up. I made just a few changes but basically it’s her design. Thanks Peggy!  (more…)

Stampin’ Up! Festive Farmhouse

Today I have another card featuring the stamp set Making Christmas Bright.  If you missed yesterday’s card, click here for another idea! 

My sentiment is from Making Christmas Bright and the Designer Series Paper I used is called Festive Farmhouse, both from the Holiday Catalog. I made a second version of the card using the same Designer Series Paper but I changed up the Cardstock colors.  Check it out below.  Which one do you prefer? I definitely have my favorite but I’d love to hear which one you like best!  (more…)

Stampin’ Up! Making Christmas Bright

Welcome to my blog! For the next several days I’ll be featuring the stamp set Making Christmas Bright, currently available in the Holiday Catalog.  This fun stamp set coordinates with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. Although I didn’t use the punch with today’s card, if you purchase both the stamp set and punch together, you’ll save 10%. Be sure to use the special bundle item number 149947. (more…)

Stampin’ Up! All is Bright

When you find a layout you like, do you try using it for all different types of cards?  I did just that for today’s card! You can see this layout here and here for a completely different type of card.

It’s all about the holidays with today’s card where I combined the Stampin’ Up! All is Bright Designer Series Paper, a beautiful velvet snowflake using the Snowfall Thinlits Dies White Velveteen Sheets along with a Snowflake Trinket (more…)

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds

Today’s the day!!  You can now purchase all five new products in the Snowflake Showcase! You may be thinking that everything in this showcase will create snowflakes but to create my card today, I used the Snowfall Thinlits Dies! This versatile set of dies works with both the Happiness Surrounds stamp set (the one I used to create the flowers on my card today) and the Snow is Glistening stamp set, all available starting today!  (more…)

Stampin’ Up! Snow is Glistening

I used the Snow is Glistening stamp set and silver embossing to create today’s card to share with you.  My goal was a clean and simple card.  When I showed it to my husband, he said, hmmm, maybe add some color to it? I had originally made an Early Espresso tree trunk but then thought, what the heck, I’m embossing it all.  I also had a silver embossed sentiment on Real Red cardstock but again, kept coming back to all white and silver.  It’s hard to see the beauty of the embossing but hopefully the picture below captures it. (more…)