Stampin’ Up! Stitched Lace Dies

Stitched Lace Dies

It’s very easy to make the beautiful lace background on my card today using the Stitched Lace Dies and a die-cutting machine.  

Stitched Lace Dies


Once the background was cut out, I used Multipurpose Glue to add dots of glue all around the back.  I’ll be honest, I was a little intimidated at first wondering how I would adhere it the cardstock but it worked out well.  Lots of little dots of glue equals a card front that isn’t going to fall off! 

The base of the card is Blueberry Bushel, one of the 2018-2020 In Colors.  I used that color again for the sentiment and the piece the sentiment sits on, both of which were cut out using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. Three Noble Peacock Rhinestones in Blueberry Bushel were the finishing touches! 


Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to the homepage of my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

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Measurements for Today’s Card

  • Blueberry Bushel:  11″ x 4-1/4″ & a scrap for the piece underneath the sentiment
  • Whisper White:  5-1/4″ x 4″  &  a scrap for the sentiment


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Tracy’s Tuesday Tutorial

Tracy's Tuesday Tutorial

It’s Tutorial Tuesday but before I share my free tutorial, I wanted to remind you that the Starter Kit promotion is still going on! If you like getting a discount on products you buy, then you’ll love what you’ll receive when you purchase the kit! Here’s just a few of the perks you’ll receive when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit if you purchase it by August 31, 2019:

  • $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (that’s $30 more than usual).  You pick out what YOU want! 
  • $10 Product Coupon Code to use the month after you purchase the kit
  • Free Shipping on the Starter Kit
  • Early access to the Holiday Catalog! You’ll be able to preorder products in just a few days beginning on August 1, 2019.  The catalog goes live for everyone else on September 4, 2019.
  • At least a 20% discount on everything you purchase
  • Quarterly Stampin’ Success Magazine filled with stamping ideas

It is such a good deal that it would be wrong if I didn’t tell you about it! It’s absolutely risk free.  I always get asked if you have to start selling Stampin’ Up! products once you buy the kit.  My answer is, only if you want to! If you don’t, then you can just buy for yourself AND get a discount.  

I have more information here which includes some frequently asked questions if you’d like to take a look.

If you want all the perks that come with purchasing the Starter Kit, click here!


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Tuesday Tutorial

This week’s free tutorial is the card I posted last Thursday.  If you missed that post, you can see it hereThis is a fun layout because you can change up the colors and Designer Series Paper and get a different look!


Free Tutorial


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Bonus Days Are Almost Over!!

Happy Monday!

I’m feeling nostalgic because today is the first day of school! For 22 years I was an elementary school teacher. I retired seven years ago and in some ways it feels like a lifetime ago that I had a classroom full of children and at other times, it feels like just yesterday. My life has completely changed since the day I left my classroom for the last time. Months after retiring, our first grandchild was born and now we have three! We moved 400 miles away from a home we lived in for 28 years so that we could see our grandkids regularly and so that they’d know who we are. Several years before retiring, I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I remember very clearly, drooling over the catalog and wishing I could craft all day long and be a full time demonstrator. My wish came true and I love it!  I can craft whenever I want (in between babysitting those precious grandchildren of mine).  Life is good! 

So as today begins, I’m thinking of my school teacher friends and all the kids with their new lunchboxes and new school supplies as they get ready to start the school year. To anyone starting school today or in the next few weeks, have a wonderful first day and a school year full of fun and new memories! 

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Onto Stampin’ Up! news!

There are only days left until Bonus Days are over.  This promotion only happens once a year and it will end on Wednesday.  

What are Bonus Days? For every $50 you spend this month, you will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon and there’s no limit to how many you can earn! Once you place your online order, you’ll immediately receive an email from Stampin’ Up! with your Bonus Days coupon codes (one for every $50). Keep these in a safe place because in August (later this week), you’ll be able to use them but you’ll need those codes! 

It’s a great time to get ink pads, dies or stamps you’ve had your eye on.  Or stock up on cardstock you regularly use. Plus you’ll receive a card kit from me with all the paper and embellishments needed to make the card below (your kit will be in either Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray or Purple Posy). Click here to place an order today and start earning Bonus Days coupons! Use my host code below and you’ll receive an extra card kit! 



Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 


Fall Crafting with Paper Pumpkin

paper Pumpkin August

You can now sign up to receive the Paper Pumpkin kit for August but you must do so by August 10th. After the deadline of August 10th, Stampin’ Up! will start shipping the kits. 

With this kit Stampin’ Up! will be offering a special add-on bundle but only for Paper Pumpkin subscribers. The video below will explain all the details but the add on bundle will include card fronts and envelopes. The regular kit includes gift bags but if you prefer cards, you’ll have that option with the add on bundle.  Be sure to check out the video below for a sneak peek of the kit and what’s included in the add-on bundle. 

You will be able to purchase the add-on bundle beginning on August 1st. It will only be available while supplies last and only for Paper Paper Pumpkin subscribers. I will be ordering the add-on bundle on the 1st (I love the envelopes that are included)!  The cost of the add-on bundle is $10.00 (#152885) and you’ll receive 24 card bases in 2 different designs and coordinating envelopes. 


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me! Look for the Email Me button on the sidebar. 


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Glitter Queens Blog Hop – Red, White and Blue

It’s time for the Glitter Queens Blog Hop! In honor of the 4th of July, our projects are all about Red, White and Blue! I hope you’ll visit all the Glitter Queens in the hop today! 

At first I wasn’t sure what to create for this month’s theme but then inspiration hit and I created two cards! This first one uses the stamp set Ride with Me.  I don’t think I’ve ever purchased a truck stamp before but when I saw this stamp set, I just had to have it. So cute and so versatile! 

I actually did two versions of the card. Which one do you prefer? The one with the red mat or no mat? (more…)

Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow

Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with cardmaking ideas! The inspiration for today’s card came right from the catalog on page 131.

I used the Bloom & Grow Bundle which includes the Bloom & Grow stamp set and the Budding Blooms dies. Did you happen to notice the scalloped edge above & below the sentiment? That was done using the two top dies in the picture below.  I love that I can do both edges at the same time! 

Bloom & Grow Bundle



Directions for Today’s Card

All the products I used are in the Supply List below. Simply click any of the images and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

  • Cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock that measures 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″ and fold in half.  
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Place inside the Tufted Embossing Folder and run through a die-cutting machine.  Adhere to the front of the card using Snail.
  • Stamp (2) flower images from the stamp set Bloom & Grow onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento Ink.  Color both images using Stampin’ Blends:  Light & Dark Pool Party and Light & Dark Granny Apple Green.  Cut both out using the Budding Blooms Dies.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento Ink.  Place the two scalloped dies above and below the sentiment and run through your die-cutting machine.  Snip off at the ends. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
  • Using Snail, adhere both sets of flowers to the front of the card.  Attach the sentiment between them. 


Budding Blooms Dies



Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to the homepage of my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, please let me know!

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