“Pop” goes the Punch Latch

When a latch from your punch pops out it can be quite explosive – but no worries, there isn’t anything wrong with the punch AND you can pop that latch right back in so you can lock it once again for storage.

I filmed this tutorial a while back and it has gotten “lost” on my computer. Sigh, does that ever happen to you? Oh well, the good news is I’m sharing it with you today!

How to Fix a Stampin’ Up! Punch Latch Video Tutorial

See quick and easy, but know that if you have any problems or this doesn’t work I’m here to help simply contact me by email or phone.

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Succulent Post It Note Holders

I found these cute little post it note holders a while back in the dollar spot at Target and couldn’t resist whipping up some holders using the Succulent Framelits Dies.

So what do you think? These little sticky pads measure 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ and I started my project by using the colors in them to kick off my creativity.

While both pads measure the same the colors were different so I made them a bit differently too.

I chose to go with two succulents for this one.

And a bold Sahara Sand succulent on the other

Check out this quick video to see how I made the Succulent Easel Post it Holder

If you would like to see how I made the 3d succulent you can CLICK HERE to view my How to Make a 3d Succulent Video Tutorial along with a fun frame I made using these dies too!

I’ve got the complete supply list below for you.

Spring Consignment Sale Starts Tomorrow!

On a totally different track – I may not be posting the next couple of days depending on my time since I’m hosting my 6th Annual Spring Consignment Sale – if you are in the area why not stop in? You can learn more about my sale on my Calendar of Events HERE.


Stamp Set: Oh So Succulent (*142992) and Beautiful You (143004/143637)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (126950)

Paper: Sahara Sand (121043), Mint Macaron (138337), Melon Mambo (115320), Tangerine Tango (111349), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Succulent Framelits Dies (*142757), Bone Folder (102300), and Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309)

*Oh So Succulent Bundle (145184)


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Shooting Star Slider Card Video Tutorial

Do you like movement cards? They can be a lot of fun but they used to be a lot of work before Stampin’ Up! introduced the Shooting Star Bundle of products. Now it’s a snap!

Here is a fun card I made using the Shooting Star Bundle. And while this bundle is coordinated to work together you can make all kinds of cards with it, the sky is the limit – Just pick your favorite stamp!

Want to see just how quick and easy this slider card is to make? Why not check out my Getting Started Video below?

Getting Started with Slider Cards Video Tutorial

This card was part of my monthly Team Meeting in which we learned how to create these fun and easy cards. If that sounds like fun to you – Why not check out what all the benefits of joining are HERE.

My team, The Blue Mountain Stampers is very active and we have a lot of fun together too!  Don’t live locally? No problem there is always a Team to Go option each month with tutorials, videos and pdfs too.

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 Stamp sets: Shooting Star (141616/141619*)

Ink: Marina Mist Classic Ink (126962), Emerald Envy Classic Ink (141396), and Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Playful Palette Designer Series Paper  (141657), Peekaboo Peach Card stock (141417), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Sliding Star Framelits Dies (*141820), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), 2016-2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (141393), Blender Pen (102845), and Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), and Foam Adhesive Strips (138995)

 *Shooting Star Bundle 142349/142350)

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Mini Coffee Cup Easter Treats & Video Tutorial

I held my team day of papering a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share the cute little Easter treat that I made for everyone.

These little mini coffee cups were quick and easy to make – and of course I filled them with chocolate so they were well received LOL!

Want to learn how I made the little rabbit? Well I’ve done a quick video tutorial for you so you can make them too!!!

Cookie Cutter Rabbits Video Tutorial

If you live locally and want some, I do have some mini coffee cups on hand. Just let me know.


Stamp Set: Cookie Cutter Christmas (142043)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Pink Pirouette (126956)

Paper: 2015-2017 Envelope Paper (141697), Pink Pirouette (111351), Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396) and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers (100082)

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Double Case Storage Tip & More!

Do you have a hard time keeping those double case stamp sets together? Don’t like keeping track of the rubber band that come with double case sets? I know mine always get lost on in my crafting space.

We’ll if you want a quick and simple tip for keeping those cases together wait no more! My friend Lorraine shared this easy trick with me and I thought it was so great I wanted to share it with you right away! (Yes, I know – this is one of those videos I found cleaning up my computer. LOL!)

Check out my video tutorial below – it’s quick and easy!

How cool is that? All you need to get organized is some clear packing tape and your set!



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Ferrero Rocher Treat Holder Video Tutorial

Do you ever loose things on your computer? Frustrating, right? Good news since I’ve been having some computer issues lately (I’m hoping I’ve got most of them solved now.) I have found a couple of things that I didn’t share with you earlier. Yikes!

Here is the first project that I did a video for. It’s a great little treat holder that holds a yummy Ferrero Rocher candy.

Want to see how it is made? Check out this quick video tutorial.

Ferrero Rocher Treat Holder

So what do you think? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Banners (141614)

Inks: Emerald Envy (141396) and Peekaboo Peach Classic Ink (141398)

Paper: Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (141657), Emerald Envy (141415) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Duet Banner Punch (141483), Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324) and Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon (141427)


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Framelits & Thinlits Organization 101

I love keeping my Framelit dies in easy to open clear mount cases and so I thought I’d share with you the new labels I created for the NEW 2016 Annual Catalog.

Framelits Case Inserts (3)

It’s always fun to freshen up my crafting space and these new inserts are colorful in addition to having the picture on the front so you know exactly where that framelit came from! (Something my old Framelit inserts didn’t have.)

Here is what the case looks like on the inside.

Inside Framelits case insert

What’s that black sheet? Well believe it or not it is a Magnetic Vent Cover that I find in my local Building Supply big box store. They are inexpensive and work great for this.

Magnetic sheets (1)

I simply cut them with my trimmer and add a little of our Tear & Tape to the back and press. (They come in large 8 x 15 sheets so you can get several cases for your Framelits out of a package when you cut them to fit.) Perfect for holding those Framelits!

Want to get organized too? Well you’re in luck because today I’m sharing files for all the Framelits in the 2016 Annual Catalog that will fit into our Clear Mount cases (119105).

Check out this quick video I made showing you how to use the PDFs and cut them down.

Want to start? Order your Clear Mount Cases HERE. They come in groups of 4 and are perfect for organization of our Framelits in addition to other things too.

Then just print out the following files on Whisper White Card stock (100730) and your ready to go!

Here are the files for the 2016 Annual Catalog Framelits –

  • Baby’s First Framelits Case Insert PDF
  •  Balloon Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Banners Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Bear Hugs Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Birds & Blooms Thinlits Case Insert PDF
  • Bloomin Heart Thinlits Case Insert PDF
  • Bold Butterfly Framelits Case Insert PDF (updated 6/28)
  • Botanical Buider Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Bunch of Banners Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Butterfly Thinlits Case Insert PDF
  • Christmas Greetings Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Delicate Ornament Thinlits Case Insert PDF
  • Detailed Floral Thinlits Case Insert PDF
  • Everyday Jar Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Fiesta Time Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Flower Fair Framelits Case Insert PDF
  •  Flourish Thinlits Case Insert PDF
  • Hearth & Home Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Hello You Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Large Letters Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Large Numbers Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Layering Circles Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Layering Ovals Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Layering Squares Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Leaflets Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Lots of Labels Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • May Flowers Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Outdoor Adventure Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Party Pop Up Thinlits Case Insert PDF
  • Perfect Pines Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Popcorn Box Thinlits Case Insert PDF
  • Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Project Life Paper Clips Thinlits Case Insert PDF
  • Rose Garden Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Sassy & Sweet Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Sliding Star Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Snow Friends Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Stars Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Sunburst Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Case Insert PDF
  • Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Case Insert PDF
  • Tags & Labels Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Umbrella Weather Framelits Case Insert PDF
  •  Wish Big Framelits Case Insert PDF
  • Wonderful Wreath Framelits Case Insert PDF


Let me know if you find any mistakes.I may have missed something so just let me know. LOL!

Update 6/21/2016: I’m working on some of the retired Framelits and will be posting them as I get them done. So why not leave me a comment and let me know if there are any retired Framelits you’d like inserts for. That way I can try to post those first.


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Blue Mountain Day Retreat – Spring 2016

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Blue Mountain Day Retreat – Spring 2016

Are you ready to get away from it all? Dust off those winter time blues and get a taste of spring? Why not leave behind the kids, cooking, cleaning and laundry for the day? Or even a few hours? The choice is yours!

Join us for a full day of fellowship and fun. Bring whatever creative projects you would like to work on. You will have table space set up for the whole day– stamp, scrap, Project Life, Paper Pumpkin kits, jewelry, knitting, or whatever you’d like. The choice is yours!

Jini’s Classroom: Saturday, March 5th

What you get:

  • Craft time from Saturday 9 am to 9 pm
  • Your own 6 foot table
  • Make & Takes
  • Goody bag with Make & Take supplies and extras
  • Access to all of my non-consumables – Big Shot, dies, embossing folders, stamps, punches
  • Lunch & Dinner Saturday, plus snacks, water and coffee
  • Other fun surprises throughout the day
  • Use of a full kitchen, not that you will need it.

Cost: $59

Spots are LIMITED – I’m only opening this event up to 8 people. So reserve your spot today!


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Love Blossom Domed Treat Box

A New Catalog is a lot of fun – and of course when it’s Sale-a-bration, it’s even more fun! So to start the New Year off with a bang I held my NEW Catalog Sneak Peek Event on the 3rd of January – two days before the catalog launched! That meant that everyone who attended was able to play with some of the new products and see them before it went live! Whoo hoo! A great way to start off the New Year, right?

In today’s post I’m going to share with you some photos of the event. This first one is a picture of the classroom set up – to show you a bit of what greeted everyone who attended.

Occasions Sneak Peek Event 2016 (1)

And this second one shows you what was at everyone’s spot.

Occasions Sneak Peek Event 2016 (2)

Everyone who attended received a couple of special treats from me – and in today’s Video Tutorial I’ll show you how the little chocolate holder was made.

Love Blossom Domed Treat Box Video Tutorial (1)

I call these Love Blossom Domed Treat Box – I’m so original, not  with names – but well I called them this because they’re domed or treasure box shaped!

I used our new 6×6 paper stack, Love Blossoms since they were the perfect size! I didn’t even have to cut the paper!

Want to see a quick video tutorial on how to make them? Well, here you go. (Sorry about the froggy voice, I’m fighting winter allergies and just couldn’t wait any longer to share this with you.)

Domed Treat Box Video Tutorial:

A great project, huh? And it holds quite a bit so you can put almost any item you’d like inside. Of course, I wanted to pamper my guests with some Valentine chocolate, (before Larry found it!) so this was perfect.

Love Blossom Domed Treat Box Video Tutorial (2)

And of course, our Honeycomb Happiness (Sale-a-bration 1412788/141291) is an item that you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration. I love the images and thought the sentiment was perfect for this project!

I’ve given you a complete supply list for this project below. And I don’t know about you, but I find the Envelope Punch Board a fantastic addition to my stamping supplies and have been finding all kinds of things besides envelopes to make with it! If you haven’t already seen my Getting Started with the Envelope Punch Board Tutorial – why not check it out now?


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Here are some projects made with the Envelope Paper – it’s not just for lining or creating envelopes as you can see.

Stamp Divas July Swaps 2015 Tree Builder Punch and Envelope Paper

Blue Mountain Weekend with Jini and Anna Sprinkles on Top Make n Take


Stamp Set: Honeycomb Happiness (141288/141291 Sale-a-bration Set)

Ink: Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad (126975)

Paper: Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (140548), Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (140550), Crumb Cake (120953), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Envelope Punch Board (133774), Large Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787), Candy Dot Brad Bases (132293), Neutrals Candy Dots (130934), and Paper Piercing Tool (126189)

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Acorny Thank You & Video Tutorial

The Acorny Thank You Bundle (140841) was one I knew I had to have for my fall cards. I thought it was cute and love the bold images and of course it had great possibilities and since it has the coordinating Acorn Builder Punch. After all  who can resist a punch?

Coffee & Cards September 2015 (2)

Today’s card was made using the bundle and the acorns were quick and easy with my Acorny Punch Tip!

Want to learn more about making punching easier with this fun bundle? Why not check out my short video tutorial – Acorny Punch Tips?

So what do you think? This tip can be used with all your photopolymer sets and coordinating punches. And it’s so easy. I just keep my little template in the case. Check out my quick tip for storage of the punch templates and Stamp-a-ma-jig imaging sheets HERE. Easy, right? I love easy things that make stamping more fun!


Stamp Set: Acorny Thank You (139718)

Inks: Cajun Craze (126965) and  Mossy Meadow (133645)

Paper: Crushed Curry (131199) and Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)

Accessories: Acorn Builder Punch (139681), 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140), and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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