Category Archives: Holiday

Easter is Coming – Packing Ideas

Some crafters create simply because they love the creative process. Others love creating but need a reason to do it. Which one are you?  Well, if you are someone who needs a reason here’s some gift and treat packaging ideas.

Making packaging for gifts and goodies gives you a creative outlet AND a practical end result. Stampin’ Up! offers a variety of options that you can customize your favorite colors and styles. Please note some coordination with other products, makes it easy to get beautiful results.

The samples show how adding a few creative touches to packaging basics can make any gift beautifully better. They can be simple, like the tag on the Congratulations treat box. Or elaborate, like the Just for You gift tin with its masked doily.

You can create anywhere in between, depending on what you want. Would you like me to hold an event  that’s all about packaging.   Please contact me.  If you want to try it on your own, here’s the detail to make these on your own.

Congrats Box

CONGRATULATIONS TREAT BOX Butterfly Gala and Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Sets; Darling Label Punch Box; Daffodil Delight and Whisper White Cardstock; Watercolor Paper; Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pads; 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim; Linen Thread; Clear Tiny Treat Boxes; Iridescent Sequin Assortment; Butterfly Duet, Decorative Ribbon Border, and 1/8″ Circle Punches; Stampin’ Spritzer

For You Tin

JUST FOR YOU TIN Dear Doily Stamp Set; Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, and Whisper White Cardstock; Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad; Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers; White Embossing Paste; Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon; Copper Tea Tins; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Big Shot; Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies; Doily Builder Thinlits Dies; Palette Knives

Please use Host Code (see front page left corner)  when shopping online and your order will come directly to you.

Order by clicking this link, email me ( and I can place the order for you, or give me a call (651-260-6884). I would be happy to help you!

Happy Stamping!


2018 Holiday Catalog Launch

Today’s the day!  The Holiday Catalog is live.

Here’s a great video featuring the Designer Series Papers.

Please use Host Code (see front page left corner)  when shopping online and your order will come directly to you.

Order by clicking this link, email me ( and I can place the order for you, or give me a call (651-260-6884). I would be happy to help you!

Happy Stamping!


Holiday Catalog 2018

The unveiling of any Stampin’ Up! Catalog is a highly anticipated event.  With that in mind, this post contains information about our Holiday Catalog and how to obtain your FREE copy which becomes active on September 5. 

Here’s the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Cover


Shop the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog while you wait!

Check out the beautiful cover.  Like all our other catalogs you will find unique stamps, dies, punches, papers, ready to assemble kits, and fun embellishments to help your create and deliver beautiful cards and packages to all your family and friends!

In addition, the Holiday Catalog is also filled with gorgeous samples to inspire you with “Quick & Easy” projects for stress free holidays and “You Can Make It Projects” that feature a shopping list of all the products you need to recreate them!

Best thing about the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs is the Bundle & Save items.  These items are paired items at a 10% discount!  Who doesn’t like a bargain?  However, the Bundle & Save 10% discount is only available in the catalog that the product debuts in – so be sure to get in on the Bundle & Save before it’s gone!

How to get your FREE copy of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

You can download your FREE PDF by clicking the image on the right side of this page.

If you would like a FREE copy of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog sent directly to you, you have options:

  • Send me an email (  I will need your name and address to complete this request.
  • Send me an email to place an order through me after the Holiday Catalog goes live September 5th and I will add a FREE copy to your order when I place your order
  • Place an online order (go to header and click on SHOP) and I will send you a FREE a catalog.  Please be sure to NOT mark your order “no contact” or I will be unable to fulfill my promise!

Happy Stamping!


RUDOLPH DAY – July 25, 2018

Rudolph Day is celebrated the 25th of each month ending the year with December 25th, Christmas Day.

The purpose of Rudolph Day is to prepare throughout the year so that Christmas is less hectic. For Rudolph Day you might do a bit of shopping, listen to carols, wrap gifts, or sip some hot chocolate.

Whatever you do, try to do a little preparation for Christmas and have a little fun. Rudolph Day keeps the Christmas spirit alive all year long!

More specific information about the monthly activity can be found at Rudolph Club. Thank you Cynthia Ewer for your work.

This month’s project is to review your craft projects that need to be completed by Christmas.  Do you need to schedule a meeting with yourself to complete all things on your crafting to do list?

My craft project ideas for this month are A Blast From The Past.  Don’t worry about the retired materials listed below.  Just change everything out with new products and colors to create similar last minute gift ideas.

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All Through the Year set; Old Olive and Whisper White card stock; Bashful Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad; twill tape; silver brads; Earth Elements & Neutrals buttons; White Circle Aluminum Metal Edge tags; White Square Aluminum Metal Edge tags; 1/8″ and 1-1/4″ Circle punches


Glad Tidings set; Very Vanilla card stock; Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad; Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware; candle


Glad Tidings set; Holiday Thyme doublesided Designer Series paper; Confetti White & Kraft tag sheets; Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad; Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter; twill tape; Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware; 1-1/4″ Circle punch


It’s a Date, Many Merry Messages, and Snow Flurries sets; Bashful Blue and Confetti White card stock; Confetti White & Kraft tag sheets; Bashful Blue, Bravo Burgundy, and Old Olive Stampin’ Write markers; Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter; Burgundy grosgrain ribbon; Natural hemp twine; Silver eyelets


Glad Tidings and It’s a Date sets; Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla card stock; Holiday Thyme double-sided Designer Series paper; Bashful Blue, Bravo Burgundy, and Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pads; Jet Black StazOn pad; True Thyme stitched grosgrain ribbon; Ivory narrow organdy ribbon; Rustic Retreat Ribbon Originals; Silver eyelets; Large Square White Vellum envelope; On Board Accents; Crafters’ Tool Kit; Small Corner Rounder punch; sanding block; sewing machine and thread; staples

Please use Hostess Code 4HHXG7MY for orders less than $150 when shopping online and your order will come directly to you.

New products may be ordered by clicking this link, email me (   and I can place the order for you, or give me a call (651-260-6884). I would be happy to help you!

Happy Stamping!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Don’t forget that this week their is specials galore at Stampin’ Up! 

Here’s the link

A little background about today’s holiday:

It wasn’t until the Civil War, in 1863, that Thanksgiving was set as an annual National holiday. In response to a number of letters written by Sarah Hale, Abraham Lincoln declared that the final Thursday of November would be a National day of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving remained on the last Thursday of November until 1939 when, in an attempt to revive the economy during the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved it to the fourth Thursday. The idea behind this strategy was that retailers would be able to sell more of their merchandise if an extra week was added to the holiday shopping season. Some members of Congress and parts of the nation were upset that the day was being changed from the last Thursday to the fourth or third Thursday. In a compromise made in 1941, Congress and the President agreed to hold Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of every November.

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Happy Stamping!