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Fall Friday Week #5 - Folded Paper Gift Pouch

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter halloween #142255, Halloween Night DSP #142022, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch #140396, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to, Joyce Whitman

When I saw these little pouches made by Deseree Krumm, another talented demonstrator, I immediately asked her if I could make them for my Fall Friday.  These are very easy to make and you can make them any size you would like.  

You are not going to believe what you need to make these!  You need one sheet of paper measuring 6" x 6" inches.  You are going to want to make sure that you are careful to get your cuts straight.  It is easier if you use Designer Series Paper than card stock since it is thinner and easier to fold.  

It is easier for me to show you pictures on how to fold it than trying to explain it.  So here we go!

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter halloween #142255, Halloween Night DSP #142022, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch #140396, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to, Joyce Whitman

You will start with a piece of paper measuring 6" x 6".  You will want to put the side that you want showing on the bottom.  

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Take one corner and fold it over to the opposite corner and form a triangle.  You are going to want to make sure that your sides are as even as possible.  If they are not, this is where you are going to want to trim them.  

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter halloween #142255, Halloween Night DSP #142022, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch #140396, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to, Joyce Whitman

Take the lower right hand corner and bring it over to the left hand side of the triangle.  You want  to make sure that the top of the fold is parallel to the bottom fold.  

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Do the other side the same way.  You are almost done, only one more fold.

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter halloween #142255, Halloween Night DSP #142022, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch #140396, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to, Joyce Whitman

Turn down the flap and you are finished!  Did you realized we did not use any adhesives?  Just one sheet of paper, a couple of folds and you have a little pouch!  You can then decorate them any way you want to.  I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.

Wouldn't these make great gifts to give your coworkers, your childs classmates, friends and family?  I will be making a bunch of these for friends and family members.  

Tomorrow I am having my first Scrap Along and I am so excited!  I have one more layout to create, so I better get stamping!  Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Happy Stampin!


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Awesome October Specials!!!!


October is going to be an awesome month!!!  On October 1st it is National Card Making Day and Stampin' Up! is having a sale to celebrate it!  The following items will be on sale from October 1-5. Some of them are up to 25% off!!!  Yay!

The following items are on sale

Item #138339       2015-2017 In Color Card Stock               $6.80

Item #141413        2016-2018 In Color Card Stock               $6.80

Item #141697        2015-2017 In Color Envelope  Paper      $8.25

Item #141698       2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper       $8.25

Item #133774       Envelope Punch Board                             $15.00

Item #141651        Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit          $20.25

Item #129027       Fase Fuse Adhesive Refill - Buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive (Item #129026) and get a Refill for FREE

Which items are you going to order?  I know I will be ordering some of them!  

There is also another sale during the month of October!  Are you ready for this!  I am really excited about this one!


The following Designer Series Papers are included in this sale:

Item #141663   Floral Boutique DSP

Item #141645   Moroccan DSP

Item #141660   Fruit Stand DSP

Item #141654   Blooms & Bliss DSP

Item #141630   Festive Birthday DSP

Item #141640   By the Shore DSP

Item #141986   Presents & Pinecones DSP  from the 2016 Holiday Catalog

Item #141981   Candy Cane Lane DSP   from the 2016 Holiday Catalog

I am so excited about this sale!!!  I have been wanting to get some more DSP (Designer Series Paper) and thought I would wait until October.  Wow, am I glad I did!  

Here are some cards that I have made with some of the DSP that is on sale.

Floral Boutique Sympathy

Fall Friday Wreath

How To Make A Journal

Floral Boutique Scrapbook Page

This Buy 3 Get one FREE is from October 1st through October 31st!

Grab yourself a cup of coffee/tea and look at what is on sale.  I know you are all going to find something that you just have to have.  I know I have a list already going.  

Tomorrow will be my Fall Friday Week #5!  I better get off here and go start creating!

Happy Stampin!






A Happy Hello


I had a couple of my customers as me to teach them how to make a card like the one above.  How do you get the flowers to line up perfectly on two different pieces of paper.  There is a little, very easy, trick to get that look. 

You are going to put just a tiny bit of snail adhesive on the back of the little piece of white paper.  Then you are going to tap your finger on the adhesive so you get rid of some of the stickiness.  You want the little piece to stick, but not permanently.  You can then stamp your card as if it was one solid piece of paper.  If you don't get around the edges between the two pieces of paper , do not worry because they black piece of paper will hid it.  Yay!

To make this card you will need the following items:

Basic Black Card Stock #121045

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3" x 4 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 4"

I stamped the flowers first and then my sentiment, but you can do it sentiment first if you would like.  I wrapped the ribbon around the small black piece and added dimensionals to pop it up. 

I also stamped a flower on the inside of the card and on the envelope. 

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day!

Happy Stampin!


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Celebrate Scrapbook Page

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Last week I had my scrapbooking class, it was a small class, but a fun class.  One of the ladies who attended my class absolutely loves the Jar of Love stamp set and matching framelits.  I had seen a layout similar to this one and thought of her right away.  I really like how it came out.  Do you like Mason jars?

To make this layout you will need the following items:

12" z 12" Regals Cardstock #131188

  • two 12 x 12 pages of Elegant Eggplant

12" x 12" Neutrals Cardstock #131187

  • cut 2 at 1" x 12" in Smoky Slate

In Color 12" x 12" Cardstock #141412

  • cut 2 at 1" x 12" in Sweet Sugarplum
  • cut 3 at 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • cut 2 at 4 1/4" x 6 1/4"

Elegant Eggplant Cardstock #105126

  • 2" x 4 1/2"

Whisper White 12" x 12" Card Stock #124302

  • cut 4 at 3" x 12" 

Regals Designer Series Paper Stack #138436

  • cut 2 at 2 1/2" x 12" in Elegant Eggplant

The reason you will need 4  3" x 12" pieces of Whisper White card stock is for the following:

  • 2 will be for the bottom piece on the page layouts with the mason jar stamped on them
  • 1 for Celebrate
  • 1 for 4 mason jars cut out with the matching framelits Everyday Jar and the flowers, bow and little tags. 

When you start adhering your paper to the 12 x 12 Elegant Eggplant paper you can put your paper at the following measurements and in the following order to get the same look as I did.  

  • adhere the white card stock even with the bottom of your paper ***
  • adhere the 2 1/2" x 12" Designers Series Paper at 5" from the top of the page
  • adhere the Sweet Sugarplum piece at 7 1/8" from the top
  • adhere the Smoky Slate piece at 8 1/8" from the top

*** make sure you stamp your images before you adhere your paper.  If you make a mistake, just flip your paper over and try again.  

I used dimensionals on the jars that are decorated to make them pop a little off the page.  

Here are close ups of the two pages.  



I hope you like this page just as much as Stacy did!

I am off to start designing my scrapbook layouts for my Scrap Along on Saturday!  Have a blessed Sunday!

Happy Stampin!



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Fall Friday Week #4 - Ghirardelli Box


In February I bought a small box with Ghirardelli chocolate in it and  I fell in love with the box.  The fact that it had chocolate in did not help in my decision to buy it.   LOL  When I started my series Fall Friday's I knew this was one of the projects I wanted to make.  So, here it is!

I took the box apart to see how they made it and came up with my version for it.  I love how it turned out and for sure will be making a lot more of them.  Wouldn't these be great for little treats for your coworkers, friends, family or anyone else you can think of.  Here is a close up of just the box so you can see it better. 


Look how adorable he is!!  I just love the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set!  Wait!  I think I have said that before.  I think you might hear that a lot from me over the next month or so.  

To make this box you are going to need the following materials:

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock #105117

  • cut at 6 1/4" x 8 "
  • score on the 8" side at 2 3/4", 3 3/4", 6 1/2" and 7 1/2"
  • score on the 6 1/4" side at 1" and 5 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • scraps for the vampire and the sentiment

Halloween Night Specialty DSP #142022

  • 2 1/2" x 4"

You are going to be scoring your paper two more times, but I needed to explain it a little bit more.  I took pictures so you could see where you need to put your extra score marks and hopefully understand what I am trying to say better.   


This is what your paper will look like when you have all of your score marks done.  You will notice that there are 2 extra marks with "v" marks on the ends.  These are necessary to make the box fold on the sides correctly.  You are going to score down from the top of your paper to 3 inches.  Then you are going to measure up from the bottom 2 3/4 inches and make a mark on each of the two lines.  Here is another picture so you can see what I mean.


Once you have your two marks on each line you are then going to take your ruler and stylus and create a score line from the mark you made to the end of the 3 inch score line.


Now you have all your score lines done.  Next you are going to have to do some cutting.  We need to get rid of all of the sections we don't need to make the box.   Here is a picture so you can see where you need to cut. 


You can see on my template where I made a mistake in my measuring for where to put my marks.  Thank goodness for white out!  I also included on in this picture where you are going to want to put your tape.  I used Tear and Tape because I wanted to make sure it didn't come apart.  

You will now fold on all of your score lines and be careful when you are doing your diagonal lines.  I did those only with my hands, I did not use my bone folder.  You are going to want to use your bone folder on all your other score lines for a crisp fold.  When you are making a box you want your folds to be crisp and straight.

I then stamped my images on my scrap piece of white paper and used black ink for the vampire and Pumpkin Pie ink for the sentiment.  I used the coordinating punch, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, to the Cookie Cutter Halloween set for the vampire and the Classic Label Punch for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Spooky Fun stamp set.  I just got this set and can't wait to play with it.  

I used the  Pumpkin Pie and Smoky Slate markers to color the vampire's shirt and vest.  The bow was made using the Halloween Night Baker's Twine.  I used both of the colors that you get when you order this twine.  

To hold the flap down in the back, I put a glue dot underneath the flap in the center.  

I have been wanting to start making videos and I am thinking this project would be a good one to start with.  Hopefully soon I will be able to start making videos.  I just have to learn how to do them.

I hope you are enjoying my Fall Friday series.  I am having a lot of fun creating different projects for you.  

Have a wonderful weekend and go create!  Please share your creations with me.  I love to see them!

Happy Stampin!


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Happy Fall!!!!!


Today is the first day of fall!!!!  I am so excited!  I absolutely love this time of year and can't wait to put out my fall decorations this weekend.  Does anyone else decorate this early for fall/Halloween? I don't really have Halloween decorations, mine are fall themed that way I can leave them up for Thanksgiving too.  

I was searching for ideas for the limited time stamp set Thoughtful Branches (this set is still available while supplies last) and found this beautiful card created by Kay Kalthoff.  The trees are Tamarack trees that grow in the northwoods of MN and WI.  They are like pine trees, except they change a beautiful yellow color in the fall and drop their needles.  I had no idea there was a Tamarack tree until I read Kay's blog post.  I love learning new things!  Did you know about these trees?

To make this card you will need the following materials:

Chocolate Chip Card Stock #102128

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Crushed Curry Card Stock #13199

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650

  • cut one at 3" x 5 1/2"
  • cut one at 4" x 5 1/4"

You first begin with stamping your sentiment Thank You or whatever one you would to use.  That way I could tell exactly where I wanted the tree trunks. I used the Early Espresso ink for the tree trunks and the lines for under the trees. The stamp with the lines has a cut out in the middle for you to line up your tree trunk so you aren't stamping over your tree.

Here is a little tip that helped me with these trees.  For some reason it was easier for me if I turned my Very Vanilla piece on its side (so the 5 1/2" side was on the bottom) and I stamped my trees as though they were laying down.  I did it that way for the yellow needles too and even my classes thought it was easier.  Who knew?! 

For the trees I used the Crushed Curry ink and you will stamp each tree three times.  You are going to want to move your stamp, just a tiny bit so that you aren't stamping directly on top of your previous stamped image.  You will notice when you stamp it the first time that it not very full of needles.  By stamping it three times you will get a beautiful, full Tamarack tree.

I used Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip ink with sponges to get the coloring on the bottom.  It is really up to you how much of each color you want to put on it.  This was my first card I made and I used a little more brown than my next card.  I also used the brown to do my edges on the bottom and up on the sides just to where the sky would begin.  For the top of the card I used Soft Sky ink to give my sky some color.  Again, you can use as much or as little as you would like.  If you even wanted a darker sky you could use a darker shade of blue, such as Marina Mist.  

To decorate the inside of my card and my envelope I stamped one tree on the left hand side.  I did not put the lines on these trees though.

I just love this stamp set and I know you will too!  If you want this stamp set order ASAP and all you have to do is click on the picture below and it will take you right to my store.  

I hope you enjoy the first day of this new season!  I know I am excited even though it is suppose to be 88 degrees today.  Luckily it is suppose to cool down next week.  I am so ready for cooler temps so I can open my windows and let the fresh air in!

Happy Stampin!


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Christmas Magic Snowman


This was one of the first sets that I put on my preorder for the holiday catalog.  I am in love with snowmen!  After Christmas I leave mine up until the end of January.  They are just so cute, especially this little guy!

This card we made at my Christmas Card Class this month.  When I designed this card I didn't think too much about how much coloring there was on it.  I thought, not bad, just a little bit on the front and if they want to decorate the one on the inside they could.  What I wasn't thinking was they were making three of these cards and some stamp their envelopes.  So, if they did all three that was 9 of them. Oops!

That wasn't so bad and until they did another card that I will share later with eskimos on it.  I felt so bad that I volunteered to sit there and do as much of the coloring for them that I could.  It probably is a good thing that I love to  color.  LOL  All of them were such good sports about it and we just laughed and joked about it all night.  We had a lot of fun at the classes this month!

To make this card you will need the following:

Marina Mist Card Stock #119682

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

Did you see the beautiful embossing on this card?  It was done using the Pine Bough Embossing Folder.  I then took a sponge and Soft Sky ink and went over the branches.  I took it a step further and went over it with a Wink of Stella Clear pen on the branches and on the snow on the snowman's hat.  I also do it at the bottom of the snowman where it shows the snow on the ground.  

I used the following markers to color the snowman:

  • Dapper Denim - mittens and scarf
  • Emerald Envy - holly
  • Pumpkin Pie - nose
  • Soft Sky - snow on his hat, snow on ground and around the edges of the snowman
  • Tempting Turquoise - ribbon on hat and scarf

Here is a picture of what the inside of the card looked like:


This card puts a smile on my face every time I look at it.  I hope you get some joy out of it too!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Happy Stampin!



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School Bus Card

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Our daughter, Emily, started her first year of teaching this year so I wanted to make her a card congratulating her and to give her encouragement.  I wasn't sure how to make a bus card, so I went to Pinterest, Google, blogs and Facebook.  I found this card and decided this is the one I would make.  Now, a month later, I can't find it back.  I am not sure who designed this card, but I am very appreciative of them sharing.  If I find out, I will update this post to include their information.

You will need the following materials:

Daffodil Delight Card Stock #119683

cut at 6 1/2" x 8" score at 4"

  • scraps for four 1 3/4" circles

Basic Black Card Stock #121045

  • cut three 1" squares
  • cut three 1/8" x 6 1/4" strips
  • scraps for four 1 1/4" circles
  • scraps for four 1/2" circles

Basic Gray Card Stock #121044

  • scraps for four 3/4" circles

Real Red Card Stock #102482

  • scraps for 1 hexagon (I used a retired punch) 

Fold the yellow paper along the score line and measure the left hand top corner at 2" vertical and 1 3/4" horizontal.   Cut that section out and round the corners with the Project Life Corner Punch.  

To decorate the card I did it in the following order:

I used snail adhesive except for the stop sign I used a dimensional.  

  • adhere the black squares for the windows
  • adhere the black strips (for these I used our Multipurpose Liquid Glue)
  • sponge around the yellow circles with the Daffodil Delight ink
  • adhere the yellow circles on the front of the card first, we will be putting wheels on the back of the card also.  Then adhere the ones on the back lining them up with the front ones you have already adhered.  Cut both, the front and back, to line up with the bottom of the card.  Continue doing the front and then the back so everything lines up even.
  • adhere the 1 1/4" black circles
  • adhere the 3/4" gray circles
  • adhere the 1/2" black circles 
  • adhere the red hexagon

For the stop sign I used a white gel pen and drew on the lines and wrote the word STOP.  

You will notice by the size of the card, you will have to make your own envelope for this card.  I used our envelope punch board to make mine.  

This is a great card for a teacher, aide, bus driver or a student. 

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

Happy Stampin!


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Fall Friday Week #3 - Sheltering Tree Card


As I look at this picture it looks like I was looking down at it.  Not sure what I did there.  Hmm.   Today for my Fall Friday I have for you a fall card we made in Stamp Camp this week using the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set.  

When I look at this card it makes me think of apple cider, bon fires, s'mores, sweatshirts, leaves turning colors and so much more.  I absolutely love this time of year!

You will notice on the bottom that we used sponges to make the grass with the Pear Pizzazz ink.  You can make it as light or as dark as you want, it just depends on how much ink and pressure you put on the sponge.  I kept mine a little bit lighter because I wanted the emphasis on the fallen leaves not the grass. 

I did my grass first than I stamped my tree trunk in Chocolate Chip followed by the leaves in Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango.  You will want to off set the second time you stamp it so the colors are not right on top of each other.  The leaves on the ground were stamped with a little stamp that have the same shape as the leaves just a lot smaller stamp.  This stamp is also nice when you have bare spots in your tree to fill it in.  

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Better Together stamp set with the coordinating sentiment stamped on the inside of the card using the Chocolate Chip ink.  

You will need the following measurements:

Whisper White Thick Card Stock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Early Espresso Card Stock #119686

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Tangerine Tango Card Stock #111349

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

Can you believe this is the last weekend of the summer.  Thursday will be the official first day of Fall!  Yay!!!!!  

Have a fabulous weekend!!   

Happy Stampin!


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Pineapple Card and Week Three Special Offers


Did you know that the pineapple is a symbol of good cheer, warmth, family and given to others as a welcome gift?  I knew about people giving pineapples as a welcome gift when someone moves, but I didn't know the other meanings.  This is a new stamp in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.

Did you notice the coloring on the pineapple and how it has darker areas?  There is a fun way you can get the same look.   The first thing you want to do is stamp the pineapple with Delightful Dijon ink.  You will then flip the stamp over, so the ink is up, and take the Chocolate Chip marker and trace all the lines.  You don't have to be exact on this.  I also took the marker all the way around the outside edge of the stamp.  Now is the fun part.  Stampin' Up! has a Stampin' Spritzer that you will fill with water.  While holding your stamp about 8-10 inches away from the spritzer, spray the stamp.  You will then stamp your paper, lift and see the awesome effect on your pineapple.  I just love it!

To make the rest of the card you will need the following:

Chocolate Chip Card Stock #102128

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" for the inside
  • cut at 3" x 5 1/4" for the front

In Color Designer Series Paper Stack 2015-2017 #138432

  • cut at 1/14" x 5 1/5"

One of the things I did with this stamp is cut it.  I used my paper snips and cut the stamp between the pineapple and the top.  It makes it easier to do the two different colors.  If I want it as a one piece they will fit perfectly back together.  

Don't forget tomorrow is Fall Friday!  I have a beautiful card to share with you!


The following products are on the Special Offers from September 15-21, 2016.  Click on the picture if you would like to get any of these great deals!


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Thank you for stopping in and you have a great Thursday!

Happy Stampin!



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