Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper & More

The Clearance Rack was updated last week and today I want to share one of my very favorite items that’s still available:  Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper!

This paper is gorgeous and I think it’s my favorite Stampin’ Up! paper of all time.  The colors are vibrant and although it has Autumn in the name, most of the prints could be used year round. With a sale price of $4.40, each sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper is about 37 cents.  Such a great deal!

Here are some projects I featured on my blog last fall when this beautiful paper was first available.


Do Something Creative Every Day

When I first saw the stamp set Crafting Forever, I knew I’d be adding it to my stamp collection.  I especially love the sentiment, Crafting Forever, Housework Whenever.  That is SO me! Once I start crafting, I forget about everything, especially housework!

This card was created out of my comfort zone.  Each week my team leader, Dawn, gives us a card sketch to create from.  I don’t participate each week but thought I’d give this one a try.  You don’t have to create a card exactly like the sketch, it’s simply a starting point.  Sometimes they are really hard for me and sometimes I can create quickly.  This one was hard for me.  Here’s the sketch I worked from and as you can see, mine is different.  

My measurements are different from the sketch.  Here’s what I used:

  • Real Red:  4-1/4″ x 11″  scored at 5-1/2″        1-1/2″ x 4-3/4″    scrap for circle
  • Whisper White:  4″ x 5-1/4″       1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″       2-1/2″ x 3″     scrap for sentiment
  • Bermuda Bay:  2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″    scrap for circle

Two of my panels were run through the Quilt Top Textured Embossing Folder. I used Memento Ink to stamp the paintbrushes and colored them in with Stampin’ Blends.  Because the Blends cannot be ordered at this time (they should be back in stock in May), I haven’t listed them in the supply list.  The colors I used were:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate.

Fun Tip:  I took my  Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend and colored two of our White Perfect Blends.  I also tried a Stampin’ Write Marker to see if I’d get the same results but the color wouldn’t stay on.  The Blends worked perfectly! I did use the Bright Enamel Shapes for my red accents.

If you have any questions about today’s card, let me know.  All the supplies I used are listed below.  For easy shopping, click any of the images and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Supply List

As of this morning at 8:30 Pacific Standard Time, these items are no longer available from the Retiring List.
Click the links below to see what IS still available.  Stamp sets are guaranteed until May 25th.  All accessories (dies, punches, ribbon, embossing folders, etc.) are while supplies last!

Memories & More Love You Very Much

This week I’m making cards using the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack which includes 72 double-sided cards.  They’re used for memory keeping because they easily slip into photo pocket pages,  but they’re also a great way to make a quick and easy card!

I used two cards from the pack for today’s card.  I trimmed them both down, added a Basic Black mat for each and placed them on a Lemon Lemon Lime Twist base.  I love the combination of Basic Black & Lemon Lime Twist! Glitter Enamel Dots finished off the card! Easy!!

Unfortunately the Petal Passion Card Pack & the Glitter Enamel dots are both on the retirement list and are only available while supplies last. As of this morning, the Card Pack is on the low inventory list so if you are thinking you want one, now is the time!! 

Supply List

This is definitely a quick and easy card to make.  You don’t even have to stamp anything since the sentiment is already printed on the card! I used Snail adhesive to attach the panels and added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the small panel.


  • Lemon Lime Twist:  11″ x 4-1/4″  scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black:  5-1/4″ x 4″      4-1/8″ x 3-1/8″
  • Dotted Card:  trimmed down to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Love You Very Much Card:  trimmed down to  3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″

I posted these cards earlier in the week, all made from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.  Click on each card to go to that specific blog post.

Listed below are all of the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create today’s card. For easy shopping, click on any of the images and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Use the host code JRZAGPMG when placing your online order under $150 and you’ll receive an extra surprise from me in your thank you package.  Orders over $150 should NOT use the host code so you’ll receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!  You’ll automatically receive your surprise from me. Not sure how to use the Host Code?  Click here.

There are many items on the Retirement List and the Clearance Rack was updated this week! Click below to see what’s available!

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Bundles

Everything Else Retiring

Clearance Rack

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Memories & More Thank You Card

It’s Day 3 of my Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack series. This Memories & More Card Pack is inspired by the Petal Passion Suite in the Occasions Catalog which also includes the stamp set Petal Palette (I used it for my sentiment on today’s card). Unfortunately the Card Pack is retiring and available only while supplies last, but the Petal Palette stamp set will be returning in the new annual catalog!

This card kit is the perfect way to make a quick and easy card (but it’s also great for Memory Books). Today’s card uses two cards from the kit and the picture below shows one of the cards I used.  Instead of using the card as intended, placing a sentiment in the center, I covered it up with a Basic Black mat and one of the smaller cards.


Here are the measurements I used:

  • Bermuda Bay:  11″x 4-1/4″  scored at 5-1/2″      scrap for base of sentiment
  • Basic Black:  5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″            4-1/8″ x  3-1/8″
  • Memories & More Cards:  4″ x 6″ card cut down to 5″ x 3-3/4″ &  3″ x 4″ card cut down to 3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • Whisper White:  scrap for sentiment

I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the top Basic Black panel and to the sentiment.  The sentiment was cut out using the Big Shot and the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The 15 dies included in this set make it easy to find just the size you need for layering. Glitter Enamel Dots were added to finish the card.

All of the supplies I used are listed below.  For easy shopping, click any of the images and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Memories & More With Petal Palette Video

This morning the Clearance Rack was updated! Treat Tubes, Designer Series Paper, Big Shot dies, punches and so much more! The best part?  It’s all discounted!! Everything is while supplies last so head on over and check it out!

This week I’m sharing cards using the versatile Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack. This pack comes with 72 double-sided cards that can be used for memory albums, cards or even gift tags.  I shared my first card yesterday and today I have another card as well as a video. You’ll actually see a sneak peek at the end of the video of a few more cards that will be on my blog later in the week.  I did have some major technical difficulties with the video.  I finished taping, sat down to edit and only half of the video recorded. What?? So frustrating.  Because there are only two cards of each design in a pack, I couldn’t start over and recreate the card so instead of not sharing the video with you, I added more to the video and explain how I completed the card.   

The Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack is on the retiring list and it’s while supplies last!  If you love it as much as I do, pick it up as quickly as you can! 

Here’s another version of the card.  The only difference is that the Pool Party layer is not embossed.  Which one do you prefer? 


  • Thick Whisper White:   11 x 4 ¼”   scored at 5 ½”
  • Basic Black:   5 ¼” x 4”      3 1/8″ x 4 1/8”      scrap for scalloped circle
  • Pool Party:   5” x 3 ¾”    scrap for scalloped circle
  • Whisper White:  scrap for sentiment
  • Petal Passion Memories & More 3″ x 4″ card – no cutting required

For easy shopping, click on each image and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  

The host code for this month is JRZAGPMG. When you add this code to your order, you’ll receive a surprise from me in your thank you package. Please ONLY use this code if your order is less than $150. Orders over $150 should not use the code or you’ll miss out on receiving Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up! (don’t worry, you’ll automatically receive my surprise thank you). For more information about the host code, click here. If you have any questions, please contact me!

Supply List

So many products are retiring.  Click the links below to see what’s still available.  

Yesterday I shared the Stampin’ Up! Petal Passion Memories & More video where they show each design in the card kit.  If you missed it, you can watch it here. If you’re ready to place an order, click here! Enjoy the rest of your day!