Let’s Eat Cake

It’s time for cake!  The Cake Builder Punch is back in stock and you can order it now!  That means the Piece of Cake Bundle is also available to order.  Did you know that when you order as a bundle it saves you 10%?  And we only have bundles when the items are introduced in the catalog.  Meaning that once this catalog ends even if the products carry over (and the punch is for sure) they won’t be a bundle any more.  So save your money now and order the bundle.

I used the Piece of Cake Bundle and the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper for my Bingo event at the end of February.  It was a birthday theme and we made some fun cards.  This one is Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and Whisper White.  I randomly stamped the Happy Birthday all over the white panel.  What I do is take the stamp – ink it – stamp, stamp, stamp – and then repeat.  That gives you the varying degrees of color in the background. 

Supply List

  • #148610 Piece of Cake stamp set
  • #148525 Cake Builder punch
  • #150579 Piece of Cake Bundle 10% savings
  • #148795 Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper
  • #148802 Happiness Blooms Cardstock Pack
  • #148805 Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
  • #100730 Whisper White Cardstock
  • #147110 Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #132178 Silver Foil Sheets
  • #146336 Medium Night of Navy Baker’s Twine
  • #141897 Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

The inside is finished to match with a coordinating strip of the Designer Series paper.  The cake plate on the front is punched from the Silver Foil. 

There is a little bit of Wink of Stella on the candle flames but I don’t think you can really see it in the photo. 

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Love You February 2019 Scrapbook layout

Let’s take a look at the scrapbook layout I created for February.  It’s a love, heart themed page but doesn’t actually say Valentine’s Day so it could be used for any number of things.  My monthly stamp club created the left page and then I added the right page and showed them both in my Facebook Live. Be sure you watch my Facebook Live video from Sunday, March 10th and you can see both of these pages plus some bonus tags. 

Watch the video here – Facebook Live March 10th

The Meant To Be Bundle and All My Love Designer Series Paper were perfect for a February scrapbook page.  I used strips of paper in varying widths and lengths.  This is a perfect way to use up scraps left from other projects.  The hearts stamped in the background are 3 different ones from the Meant to Be stamp set and I mounted all three on one block so they could be inked and stamped together. 

Supply List

  • #147003 Neutrals 12×12 Card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White Card stock
  • #46970 Lovely Lipstick Card stock
  • #150587 Meant to Be Bundle (Meant to Be stamp set + Be Mine Stitched Framelits)
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • #148583 Heart Epoxy Droplets
  • #147116 Crumb Cake classic ink
  • #143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • #148534 Well Written Framelits Dies

The Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies have so many different elements and they even fit perfectly on some of the hearts on the Designer Series paper.  You also have the option to add stitching on some of the solid hearts with the stitching dies. 

I scattered the little hearts from the die cut and the epoxy hearts in with the background stamping on each page.

With some of my left over scrap pieces I also made tags.  These go on the orders that customers pick up from my house.

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Sweet Birthday Wishes

Did you hear the news?  The party just heated up with new, limited-time products that coordinate perfectly with select Sale-A-Bration products.  What does that mean you might ask.  Well for the first time Stampin’ Up! is releasing 4 sets of dies, a punch and a new stamp set all designed to coordinate with products from Sale-A-Bration that you can earn for free.  These new products will only be available during the month of March while supplies last.  Don’t wait – there won’t be more of them ordered so once they are gone they are gone.  I’ll be sharing more in the coming days.  Today I’m going to show you the new stamp set .  But here is a full list of products that are coming.

  • More Than Words stamp set
  • Hop Around Framelits Dies
  • Lily Framelits Dies
  • Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies
  • Four Seasons Framelits Dies
  • Story Label Punch

Now that you had a look at the products that are coming March 1st.  Let’s take a look at a project I made with the More Than Words stamp set.  You can use this set by itself or pair it up with the other Sale-a-Bration sets to give you more options for them. 

When you look at the stamp set it might be confusing to see the Wishes stamp and then see half of the word in another stamp.  They are designed to layer together.  I used my Stamparatus to line mine up perfectly and then I was able to stamp a whole stack of these cards.  My base Wishes is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink and then the bottom layer is stamped in Bermuda Bay.  It gives an ombre effect to the word Wishes. 

Supply List

  • #150069 More Than Words stamp set (available March 1 – 31, 2019)
  • #48569 How Sweet It Is Cardstock pack
  • #100730 Whisper White Cardstock
  • #148568 How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper
  • #147097 Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147096 Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147051 Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #146276 Stamparatus
  • #146281 Candle Embellishments

The little silver candle embellishments finish it off.  They are self-adhesive so super easy to add to this card.  I’d consider this a #simplestamping card – stamps, ink and paper.  Peel and stick embellishments don’t change how simple it is.

Gather your wish list and get ready to order on March 1st.  I’ll be leaving the February Host code open for the first few days in March so you can continue to use that code.  I send a little surprise in your thank you card when you do. 

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Healing Hugs & Tips for your Fine Tip Glue Pen

Today I’m sharing a card that combines the stamp set Healing Hugs from the annual catalog and the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog.  I thought they paired up well together.  The paper is beautiful and has printed vellum sheets that are perfect for layering. The stamp set has some great sentiments for sending well wishes and hugs to those that need some. 

This card uses the printed vellum over a piece of Whisper White card stock.  And I added some of the fine tip glue pen behind the printed leaves and you can’t see it through the vellum.  By the way I have a few tips for you on the Fine Tip Glue Pen – read about them below the card supply list. 

Supply List

  • #146530 Healing Hugs stamp set
  • #148586 Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • #148776 Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon
  • #148782 Frosted Flower Embellishments
  • #147111 Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #138309  Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #131201 Pear Pizzazz card stock

Fine Tip Glue Pen Tips

Here are a few photos that I took of the cap of my Fine Tip Glue pen.  I found that it was full of dried up glue and I needed to get that out.  Then I used hot water to help soften the remaining glue and get the tip cleaned out until the needle would go back inside.  This has helped me get several bottle flowing again.  And if you can’t get the tip clear or the needle is broken or bent what I do is use the top from a new bottle – but don’t open the new bottle keep it sealed.  And just finish the bottle I’ve already started. The Fine Tip glue works well on vellum.

  • The brand new bottle has a seal on it – so take off the top and remove it before use.
  • Keep the needle in the tip when not using.  Which means you have to work with just a small bit at a time and keep sticking the needle back in.  Don’t let it sit open.
  • When you are finished tap the bottle on the table hard to knock down any glue remaining in the tip before closing it up tightly.
  • Check the cap for fried glue – sometimes it isn’t the tip that is clogged but the cap.
  • You can carefully clean the lid in hot water and pull out bits of dried glue – you’ll want to cover the open bottle while doing that.
  • I filled the cap with very hot water and would let it sit and then slide the needle in.  Repeat until I finally got the needle through.  And then filled it and let all the hot water go through the needle to clean it completely.


Hopefully these tips will help save some of your fine tip glue pens.  The most important thing is not to let the bottle sit open and let the glue dry inside that fine tip!

This week is Quick & Cute Card Class and this card will be one of the choices that you can make.  Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Know that Today

Know that today a friend is thinking of you.  Isn’t that such a nice thing to say?  You could use it for so many different things.  It happens to be one of the stamps in the Part of My Story Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  And I’ve used it here on this card.

I made these cards as a swap for my January team meeting.  It’s full of some beautiful products that I love but a pretty simple looking card.  I’ve actually used three different Sale-A-Bration products on here – the Part of My Story stamp set for the greeting, the Organdy Ribbon, and the wood butterfly elements.  The Organdy Ribbon has turned out to be the most popular Sale-A-Bration item I think in all of Stampin’ Up! History and quickly sold right through the full supply plus two back up orders!  I’m still hoping that we might be able to get some more near the end of the Sale-A-Bration promotion so I’ll be keeping my eye open and post on my Facebook  page if that happens.  If it does it will sell out quickly again. 

One of the Occasions catalog product that I used was the cute Gingham Designer Paper which comes in five different colors.  And they match all those ribbons in that Organdy Ribbon pack.  You can could switch up the colors for this card and make a rainbow of them.  Another favorite new item I used was the Stitched Rectangle framelits.  I actually cut out a bunch of rectangles for a different card but the neat thing about these dies is they also add stitching on the outside part that creates the frame.  Nobody wants to waste cute frames so they became part of this card.

Supply List

  • #149719 Part of my Story stamp set (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #149711 Butterfly Elements (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #149623 Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #148554 Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • #148551 Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies
  • #115318 Soft Suede Card stock
  • #147115 Soft Suede ink
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #143263 Big shot Die Cutting Machine
  • #103683 Mini Glue Dots

I’ve just returned from a trip to Michigan where I spent the weekend with some of the top demonstrators in the company.  We stamped and listened to several demo’s share their stories and business tips.  There are a ton of notes in my book and I’m excited to bring some new ideas to my team and my business.  If you have ever considered signing up as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator or you have a really long wish list – this is the perfect time to join my team.  You get extra FREE products in your kit AND have the option to add this cute tote bag.  Visit my JOIN page to learn more and be a part of the PAWS team today!

We are growing a lot this year – with 8 new team members in the past month!

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Easy Heart Treats

I kept seeing these adorable heart shaped treat holders on Pinterest but everyone linked to a foreign demonstrator with instructions in french.  Unfortunately for me I don’t know any french.  I finally found one with some photographs with measurements in centimeters so I started with that and tried to convert to inches and round it up to make it even.  Played around with it a little bit until I got measurements that worked for me. They are much easier to make than they might seem.  So let’s get to it.

I started by creating this version for my Stamper’s Club.  This was one of their February club projects and uses the All My Love Designers Series paper.  The stamp set I used for my words is Petal Palette. The little box on the inside holds a Lindor Truffle – the strawberries & cream version for Valentine’s Day.  Cut your strip of Designer Series paper to be 1-1/2″ wide and 12″ long.  Fold it in half.  Then put some tear & tape on the end on the outside and curl the two ends together to form the heart. 

To make the box I used a 3-1/2″ square of card stock – Lovely Lipstick for this one.  Score all four sides at 1″ and snip two sides and fold to form a box.  The tear & tape is perfect for this project.  Use it to create the box and then use it on the bottom and one end to add the box inside the heart. 

Supply List

  • All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Petal Palette stamp set
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape

After my stamp club made these I decided to make another one as an alternate project for my January Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper – which coordinates with the kit and the Baker’s twine to make some of these hearts out of the kit contents.

The box for this project comes from the pillow box in the paper pumpkin kit.  The stamp set, ink spot and white label are all part of the kit too.  If you’d like to see a Facebook Live video of this project and my other alternate projects from the January Be Mine Valentine kit go here.

Supply List

  • Be Mine Valentine January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape (or use the tape in the kit)

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