Shoebox Swap Card Ideas!

On January 18th, I held my first ever Customer Shoebox swap in my studio and WOW – what great ideas these women came up with!  Would you like to see them?!!  Post your comments below – I know they would love to hear them!!!!!!!!!

stampin' up! honeycomb embossing folder



Created by:  Tammy Ekstrom

Big Shot

Honeycomb embossing folder

Labels collections framelits


stampin' up! backyard basics stamp set

Created by:  Wendi Morse

Backyard basics stamp set/bundle

Itty bitty banners stamp set

Big Shot

Honeycomb embossing folder

Itty bitty banners framelits


stampin' up! beautiful wings embosslit die

Created by:  Maryon Kellar

Teeny tiny wishes stamp set

Big shot

Elegant Lines embossing folder (retired)

Beautiful wings embosslit die

Modern label punch

1" circle punch

Flower punch (retired)

stampin' up! lacy and lovely stamp set

Created by:  Wilma Stroh

Big shot

Perfect polka dots embossing folder

Lattice bigz die

1 3/4" circle punch


stampin' up! perfectly penned stamp set

Created by:  Marcia Nelson

Perfectly Penned stamp set

Big Shot

Beautifully baroque embossing folder

1" square punch


CLICK HERE to order your favorite Stampin' Up! products and have them shipped direct to your door!  Stay tuned tomorrow for the details of Sale-a-bration!!!!!

Weekly Deals!

Here are this week's weekly deals!  Please use the following hostess code when placing your order online: CA39SD4J

Click HERE  (then click on "SHOP NOW") to order online 24/7 and have your favorite stamping products shipped direct to your door!!






Floral Frames Framelits Dies

Item # 127012 

Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Peekaboo Frames Bigz Large Die

Item # 124587

Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad

Item # 131181

Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN

Regals Stampin' Write Markers

Item # 131262

Regular Price: $28.95 US/$37.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.71 US/$28.46 CAN

1" Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon

Item # 130012

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/9.38 CAN

Beautifully  Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 130917
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Compilation of Recipes Designer Template

Item # 127755

Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

A Beautifully Baroque Christmas!

It has been a great day creating in my stamp room today on this cold and gray day in Minnesota!  It really is a quick and easy Christmas card and you still have some time to create your own for Christmas.  Here is what I came up with – what do you think?  Please post your comments below – I would love to see you what you think!

beautifully baroque stamp set


Supplies needed:


  • Whisper white card stock – #100730
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock – #119685
  • Beautifully Baroque stamp set – #130895 (wood only)
  • More Merry Messages – #126400 (wood) #126402 (clear)
  • Cherry cobbler ink pad – #126966
  • Cherry cobbler marker – #119681
  • 3/8" whisper white taffeta ribbon – #109070
  • 2 way glue pen – #100425
  • dazzling diamonds glitter – #102023
  • stampin' dimensionals – #104430
  • mini glue dots – #103683


Cut card stock:


  • whisper white – cut one piece at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half for base of card
  • cherry cobbler – cut one piece at 5 1/4" x 4""
  • whisper white – cut one piece at 5" x 3 3/4"
  • scraps of whisper white card stock


Step by Step Directions:


  1. Stamp "Merry Christmas" on the bottom, center of the 3 3/4" x 5" whisper white card stock.  Attach to the 4" x 5 1/4" cherry cobbler card stock.  Attach all to the 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" whisper white – base of card.
  2. Stamp the "Beautifully Baroque" stamp using the cherry cobbler card stock and stamp onto a scrap piece of whisper white card stock.  Cut out with scissors to make it look like an ornament.  Put 4 dimensionals on the back of the image and put into the center of the card.  Using a straight edge (ruler), using the cherry cobbler marker, draw a straight line on the whisper white card stock – just above the ornament.
  3. Using the 2 way glue pen, dot glue on the ornament where you want the glitter to stick.  Sprinkle dazzling diamonds glitter over the glue and shake off excess.
  4. Tie a bow in the 3/8" whisper white taffeta ribbon and secure to the top of the ornament using a mini glue dot.
  5. Your card is finished and ready to send!




Click HERE to be re-directed to my Online Store – 24/7.   Then click on "SHOP NOW".   All orders will be shipped direct to your door!  Woo Hoo!

Beautifully Baroque!

Well, snow has arrived in my neck of the woods – not a lot, just a little!  (Did I mention I hate snow?!)  I was busy in my stamp room creating and fell in love with this stamp set "Beautifully Baroque".  I got my inspiration from Deb Valder, but changed it up a bit by using my new favorite stamp set!!!  What do you think?  You can post your comments at the end of this post – I would LOVE to hear them!  This stamp set is featured on page 113 of the Idea Book and Catalog.   Stay tuned tomorrow for another take on this card – but it is for Christmas!!!


beautifully baroque stamp set



  • Beautifully Baroque Stamp Set
  • Eastern elegance dsp
  • Smoky slate stamp pad
  • Big Shot
  • Vintage wallpaper embossing folder
  • Ovals collection framelits
  • Occasions Paper Piercing Pack
  • Paper piercer
  • pearls
  • crushed curry chevron ribbon
  • stampin' dimensionals


Cutting Directions


  • whisper white – cut one piece at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half for base of card
  • crushed curry – cut one piece at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • whisper white – cut one piece at 3 3/4" x 5"
  • eastern elegance dsp – cut one piece at 2" x 3 3/4"
  • smoky slate – cut one piece at 4" x 4"
  • whisper white – cut one piece at 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"


Step by Step directions:


  1. Run the 3 3/4" x 5" whisper white through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Attach to the crushed curry card stock.  Attach the eastern elegance dsp to the bottom of the whisper white card stock.  Wrap a piece of crushed curry chevron ribbon around the paper (where the seams meet) and secure on back with tape.   Attach all to the whisper white – base of card.
  2. Cut out an oval using the 2nd largest oval from the Oval collection framelit using the Big Shot and the 4" x 4" smoky slate card stock. 
  3. Using the occasions oval template that matches this, punch holes around the perimeter of the oval.
  4. Stamp using smoky slate ink and the Beautifully Baroque stamp onto the 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" whisper white card stock.
  5. Cut out an oval using the 3rd largest oval from the Oval collection framelit collection using the Big Shot and the 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" whisper white card stock.  Attach to the smoky slate card stock from #2 above. 
  6. Put 4 dimensionals on the back of smoky slate (make sure the piercing/bumps are face up!) and attach to the center of your card.
  7. Adhere pearls on the stamped image as shown.
  8. Your card is finished!

25% Off 25 Stamp Sets!

25% off 25 Stamp sets


Stampin' Up!'s 25th has been celebrating their anniversary all year long, but from today, October 22nd through Monday, October 28th they are pumping up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

Dates: October 22-28, 2013

Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets – Woo Hoo!


How do I order?!

  1. You may call me at 952-894-2450 and I will place your order for you!
  2. Email me your order!
  3. You can CLICK HERE and place your order online! 

          When ordering online, please follow these steps

  • Create a customer profile with a user name and password
  • Once you have entered the first item on your order, please enter the following hostess code in the box on the left* to proceed:  CSCJVBDY


  •         This is what the box will look like*:



Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply:


  • Continue shopping until you are ready to check out!
  • All online orders will be shipped direct to your door from Stampin' Up!

Interested in some of this at a further discount?  Click HERE to view more about the $25 starter kit, obtaining a 20-40% discount, and more FREEBIES!!!!  Last day is today to take advantage of this special!!