Holiday Frame Embossing Folder

I love our Holiday Frame Embossing Folder in the Holiday Catalog.  It makes a great card front. Here are two quick and easy cards that I received in a swap.

This first card from Carol Gatton uses the Joyous Celebrations stamp set and Dazzling Details on the Holiday Frame Embossing folder. Can you see the glimmer?

Holiday Frame

Colleen Dewey gave me this next card I love the “bling” that the Champaign Glimmer Paper gives it! Do you love our Champaign Glimmer Paper (item #127885 $4.95) in the Holiday Catalog? I know I do and it’s a great addition to the Red (item #121790) and Silver Glimmer (item #124005) Papers from our 2012 Catalog (page 160).

Remember items in our Holiday Catalog are only available for a limited time. So why not get your favorite Holiday Catalog items now before its too late. Items are only available until January 2nd.

Holiday Frame


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Chock-Full of Cheer Mittens

Mittens always make me think of my Grandma since she was always bundling me up for those cold winter days in Wisconsin where I grew up. As she wrapped the scarf around my neck I was always worried I wouldn’t be able to move.  The memory makes me smile every time I think of myself and my siblings waddling out of the house to go play.

So when I saw the Chock Full of Cheer stamp set with its cute little mitten and the matching Mitten Builder Punch it made me think of those childhood memories. How about you? Do you have a special memory that includes mittens?

Here is a great card made with the Chock Full of Cheer stamp set that I received during a Regional swap from Karen Paramore during the Chattanooga Regional earlier this fall.

Chock-Full of Cheer

And another card that uses our Mitten Builder Punch. Remember when your mittens were attached like this with a cord so you wouldn’t lose one? Hmm…maybe I’m dating myself. Maybe Beth Siegel who gave me this card remembers them too.

Mitten Builder Punch

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Full of Blessings

Full of Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving everyone – I hope that everyone will have a wonderful day. It has been a tough year around here at times but I’m so thankful for my husband and children. They can be frustrating, but they are the best part of my personal life.

Stamping is also a big part of my life and I wanted to say thank you to all of you for being part of it. I never thought when I went to my first Sale-a-bration Stamp a Stack with my girlfriends, Michelle and Becky, that stamping would enrich my life so much. So I am also very grateful for my customers, TEAM members, and for all of the friendships that I have made through my stamping business! Without you I couldn’t have continued my journey with Stampin’ Up! and been able to share what I love with you.

Although our family will celebrate our Thanksgiving on Saturday this year since my husband is working today and can’t be with us. My children will be home and I’m looking forward to spending some time together with them decorating the house as a surprise for Larry. He is a bit of a Grinch when it comes to the decorating of the house – not his cup of tea per say. Johnathan loves to decorate and bake with me during the holidays – so he’ll be my partner in crime! Since Kaitlin is a senior this year and Johnathan 20, I know that this time together is precious.

Today’s card, Full of Blessings, is one that I received during Regional in Chattanooga this fall from fellow demonstrator Bonnie Duncan and I thought you might enjoy it.


Stamp Set: Full of Blessings

Inks: Jet Black StazOn Ink and Pumpkin Pie

Paper: Orchard Harvest DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers, Always Artichoke ½” Seam Binding Ribbon, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, and Stampin’ Sponge


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MDS Spooky Bingo Bits Treats

Need a quick and easy idea for Halloween treats? How about these great little treats made with our MDS Spooky Bingo Bits Download and the Petite Pocket die!

I received these quick and easy treats at the Chattanooga Regional last month from Joyce Fisher in a swap. Aren’t they fun and sooo quick and easy to make and of course who doesn’t like Pixie Sticks!  Crank up your computer and you can make scores of these little goodies.

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Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White

Accessories: MDS, Spooky Bingo Bits Download, Big Shot, Petite Pocket Die, Spider Web Embossing Folder, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, and 1 ¾” Circle Punch

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Halloween Petite Purse

I love the Petite Purse Die and really like its versatility, so when I saw this cute little punch art cat purse I couldn’t resist. Isn’t it just too stinking cute!

What a great treat for your Halloween trick or treaters! One of the best things about the Petite Purse Die is you can fill it with sooo many great little goodies – Quick hide the chocolate from my husband – He’s always saying he’s “safety testing” it!

I’m sorry to say I can’t tell you who make this darling Halloween treat since the swapper didn’t include her information.


Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray, and Pretty in Pink card stock

Accessories: Big Shot and Petite Purse Die

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Two Tags Googly Ghouls Treat

The Two Tags Die, oh how I love thist Die. It makes projects so easy to do and you can use it sooo many different ways. It’s not just for tags. How about these cute little Halloween treats that were made by Karen Paramore recently for the Regional swap in Chattanooga – Aren’t they cute?

How quick and easy to make. Cut out the larger of the Two Tag Die images decorate, and add a piece of candy – voila! A Googly good treat to tempt any little Ghouls this Halloween. Don’t you love our little self adhesive Googlies in the Holiday Catalog this year – they add a little fun to any of the cute Googly Ghouls images!


Stamp Set: Googly Ghouls

Inks: Basic Black and StazOn White

Paper: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die;  Googlies, Extra Large Oval and Decorative Label Punches, and Daffodil Delight ½” Seam Binding

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Bootiful Occasions

Bootiful Occasions is one of those fun sets that you can use all year round. And ladies, it’s a set that highlights footwear – something that I love to shop for, how about you?

Karon Brown, gave me this swap for Halloween at Regional last month using the Bootiful Occasions stamp set. What fun – I think this card would bring a smile to anyone’s face.


Stamp Set: Bootiful Occasions

Inks: Basic Black

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Polka Dot Parade DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Spider Web Embossing Folder, and the Tasteful Trim die, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and 2 ½” Circle Punch

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Toxic Treats Fun

Toxic Treats is one of our new sets available in our Holiday Catalog. When I saw this set I could all kinds of great possibilities for techniques. Here is a card that I received from Dawn Cutter at Regionals. I love the color combination she used when creating this card.


Stamp Set: Toxic Treats

Inks: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delights and Basic Black

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP

Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips and Sponge Daubers

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Googly Ghouls Regional Swaps

Halloween is right around the corner and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite swaps that I received from the Chattanooga Regional over the next few days.

I’m sorry to say I don’t know who made these two cards since they didn’t sign the back.  Both of these cards use the Googly Ghouls stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  The little characters in this set are just so sticking cute! And when you add our coordinating Googlies self adhesive googly eyes they are a lot of fun.

This first one I thought was really different and striking. It uses our Big Shot and the Tasteful Trim Die along with the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit. I love the way Boooo sentiment has the Googlies added to it.

This second card also uses the Goggly Ghouls bat image along with one of my favorite sets, Wicked Cool from the 2012-2013 Catalog. Notice the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP she used?

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Frightening Feline

Want a great stamp for just $8.95 – why not take a look at the single stamp Frightening Feline from our Holiday Catalog? I love the unique way that the words make up this image.

Here is a great swap using the Frightening Feline stamp that I received from Pamela Kroeger during the Chattanooga Regional last month just in time for Halloween. Don’t you just love it – I think the little Googlies in the hole of the tree are just too stinking cute!



Stamp Set: Wicked Cool and Frightening Feline

Inks: Night of Navy and Versa Mark

Paper: So Saffron, Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Basic Black

Accessories: Basic Black Marker, Googlies, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder and Heat Tool, Big Shot and Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

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