Stampin’ Up! Delicate Details Treat Box in Hues of Happiness

Good Monday, y’all!  Hope your weekend was great and that your week ahead is smooth and easy!  We had a very good visit with my friend Sally and I was sad to see her leave yesterday.  She’s that friend that, no matter how much time goes by between visits, it’s like no time has passed at all.  I hope each and every one of you has just such a friend! 🙂

My card today isn’t a card at all – it’s a sweet treat holder!  I made it with the new Delicate Details Treat Boxes and some pretty die cut flowers from the Hues of Happiness DSP.

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Stampin’ Up! Kraft Treasured Kindness Note Cards And Gift Box with Video Tutorial

Good morning and Happy Mother’s Day to all!

So – I have for you today what would be a wonderful gift to give to someone special!  And – it needs a pack of new Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes, the lovely Treasured Kindness stamp set and….ink!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Heart & Home Memories & More Note Card Gift Set

Good morning on HAWWWMP DAY!!  We’re on the downward slide of the week and heading into the weekend!  And we’re barreling head first into the end of my Double Peppermint Ordering Special AND the end of the Savings Are In Bloom Special!  And…we’re like…48 hours from when I’ll be pre-ordering from the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog AND ordering my packs and packs of the new catalogs to send out to all my customers!  Busy – and FUN!! – times ahead!  I LOVE new catalog time, don’t you?!?

My card today is actually….THREE cards!  Three sweet little thank you notecards from the Blessings of Home stamp set and bundled Flowers of Home Die set. And check out the handy Heart & Home Memories & More Cards & Envelopes – they’re pre-printed and gorgeous!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Last Minute Gift Ideas!

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope your countdown to Christmas Day is going well.  Our friends and I have narrowed down the menu for Saturday.  The conversation went something like this:

Jan: So…what should we do for Christmas Dinner?

Me:  Well, Thanksgiving worked pretty good, so…same but with our Prime Rib instead of turkey and ham?

Jan:  Sounds like a plan.

Done!  I mean – a round wheel is awesome.  No need at ALL to re-invent it, right??  🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤙

We also reconfirmed that we wouldn’t be exchanging gifts – we always get for the kids but not each other – in favor of going to dinner in the new year.  Which we ABSOLUTELY WILL be doing this year!

Speaking of gifts…if YOU need a last minute gift – I’ve gotcha covered!

We’ve got an amazing new catalog coming out in a couple of weeks and any card maker would be tickled sideways to have a little mad-money to spend.  So…maybe a Gift Certificate from me – in any amount! – would be an awesome option! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Heart & Home Note Cards and Gift Box

Good morning and HAPPY HAPPY HAWWWMP DAY!!  I hope your week is going well!

Before we get going, I’d like to remind you about my Fundraiser for the folks so dreadfully impacted by this week’s tornadoes in AR, KY and IL.  Scroll down to see how YOU can help – and see how to maybe win a brand spanking new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine!

So for today, I’ve got a sweet little gift set for you – with a gift box and three little notecards & envelopes.  I used the Heart & Home Memories & More Card Pack and the coordinating Heart & Home Memories & More Cards & Envelopes for the note cards.  And I made a gift box for them by decorating a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box with a Blessings of Home Bundle image, sentiment and some foliage atop Heart & Home DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Gingerbread & Peppermints Square Gift Boxes with Video Tutorial

Well – November is winding down FAST, huh?  It’s already the LAST Sunday of the month.  Wow.

Just.  WOW!  😳😳😳 Hope the long weekend went well.  Tell me….do you have your Christmas tree up yet??  I do not.

Yet! 😉

If you were able to join me for my Facebook live video last evening, I appreciate you spending part of your holiday weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay…here ’tis!

I had a friend – and Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team member! – ask me to help her figure out how to modify a little gift box that she’d seen over at Nigezza Creates.  She wanted something a little bigger that would fit some chocolate.  You KNOW I am all about MORE chocolate, so…I stuck my engineer hat on and…came up with a 1 1/2″ Square Treat box with the fun and Christmas-y Gingerbread & Peppermints 6″ x 6″ DSP – plus…a few little tags and sentiments here and there.  Take a look-see:

While I was making it, I thought…wonder if I couldn’t just give y’all (and myself!) a handy formula so that you could create whatever size box you needed (within the constraints of your cardstock size, of course!).  And…so I did.  And made a 2 3/4″ Square Gift Box, too!


The basics are the same for any size – and the Box Size you WANT is the starting point for all the calculations!

For the 1 1/2″ square, I started with a 5″ x 6 1/4″ piece of Real Red cardstock.  Using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool, I scored along the long side at 1 1/2″, 3″, 4 1/2″ and 6″.  Then I rotated the cardstock to put the short side up and scored at 1/4″, 1 3/4″, 3 1/4″ and 4 3/4″.

I used scissors to cut flaps and tabs… you can see here (and at about the 7:45 point in the video!).

I used my Paper Snips to trim rounded corners on the large tabs.

In the video, I matted the small DSP squares on Basic White and then adhered them to the square panels of the box base.

I selected my “top” and used the very top of the head on the Snowman Builder Punch to cut a “thumb” hole.

Then I added Liquid Glue the small tab on the right side of the base in the picture above.  I closed the box together – check the video at about the 19 minute mark to see how!

I used a sentiment from the Peaceful Cabin stamp set and stamped it in Old Olive on Basic White.  Then I cut it with a small tag die from the Ornate Frames die set.  I also cut a Real Red tag.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the two little tags together – slightly offset but with the tiny holes lined up.

I ran a piece of white Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essential Pack thru the hole and tied a little bow.  I adhered the tag with a Glue Dot.

Using the small circle die in the Gingerbread Die set, I cut a small Basic White circle.  Then I cut the coordinating “peppermint swirl” die cut in Real Red.  I adhered the swirl to the circle with Liquid Glue, then popped it on the end of the tag with a Stampin’ Dimensional – and the box was done!

The large box has some Real Red 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon and a tag made with the Giving Gifts and Tailored Made Tags die sets.

I adhered the  Basic White Tailored Made Tag to the back of the Real Red detailed cut with Liquid Glue – adhering “bad” side to “bad” side.  That left the nicer “front” side visible on the back – where I stamped an Old Olive sentiment from the Festive & Bright set.

Et Voila!  I love this little Square Gift Box – whether it’s 1″, 1 1/2″ or a “huge” (😉) 2 3/4″!  Note:  2 3/4″ is about as big as you can get with 12″ x 12″ cardstock!

While I’ve used the Gingerbread & Peppermints DSP here – you can use whatever DSP suits your occasion!  Look thru your stamps and dies (although you NEED the Ornate Frames, Tailor Made Tags and Giving Gifts Die Sets – just saying!) and use the sentiments that you’ve got! 🙂

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!






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I’ve created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!


Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The November Tutorial features the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle!  

Just TWO More Days!! 

The Start with Savings Starter Kit promotion is a super opportunity to purchase your Starter Kit at a great deal!  Instead of the standard $99 Starter Kit—which is already a steal of a deal—you can pick up a completely custom Starter Kit for only $75!!!  What an absolutely unbeatable bargain for a box with a value of $125!

There’s no better time than November for you to join as a demonstrator!  From 4 – 30 November, you’ll be able to purchase your Starter Kit with big savings!


  • Promotion Period:  4 – 30 November 2021
  • When a new demonstrator orders their custom Starter Kit, they will be able to redeem $125 of qualifying products for only $75 (normally $99).
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 4 November or after 30 November will not be eligible for this promotion.  Starter Kit orders must be placed between 4 November and 30 November to receive the discount.
  • Joining Deadline:  November 30, 2021; 11:50 PM (MT)

I would LOVE to have you join my awesome Critters-N-Creatin Krew (CNCK) team!

WHY be a Demonstrator?

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products. That’s on….EVERYTHING!
  • While there’s no requirement to sell, there is the opportunity to do so!  You can earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much or as little or even….NONE at ALL… time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Get early looks at new products – and the chance to add them to your tool chest before anyone else!
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

There’s NO commitment and NO penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  The CNCK has a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and share our projects (you can even win fun prizes!).  And – we gather up via Zoom once a month, too, for folks that want to do that!  Have I mentioned we’re a pretty fun group of folks?  No??  Well – we totally are – and we’d love to have you join us!

Got questions about joining?  Drop me a note at!   I’d be happy to chat with you more about it!  You can also get more deets about being a Demonstrator here and then head here to get started and pick up that great deal on the Starter Kit!

Will YOU be the next to join my CNCK Team?  I sure hope so! 😉

Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale!

Starts on 1 Dec 2021!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!


Starts: 1 December 2021 at 12:00 AM (MT)
Ends: 3 January 2022 at 11:50 PM (MT)


  • Each Last Chance Products promotion typically includes a Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) and a Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires).
  • The Carryover List will be available online until the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog launches.
  • Look for discounts up to 50% on SOME (not all) of the items on the Retiring List.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.

See which products will be on their way out once the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog retires.

DOWNLOAD SORTABLE EXCEL SHEET– modified for you, removing non-English sets
DOWNLOAD PDF – this is the full list, including non-English sets

See which products will still be available after the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog retires.

DOWNLOAD SORTABLE EXCEL SHEET – modified for you, removing non-English sets
DOWNLOAD PDF – this is the full list, including non-English sets

Stamp-N-Storage Holiday Sale Ends Soon!

Shop now through Monday, 29 November, and you’ll receive 15% OFF STOREWIDE, plus FREE SHIPPING is available for all domestic U.S. orders over $100.

Regardless of what you need – now’s a great time to get it! 15% off is nothing to sneeze at!! Whoo-hoo!!
Here’s the deets:

  • 🎉🎉🎉🎉15% OFF ANYthing and EVERYthing!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉
  • Ends Monday, 29 Nov 2021 at 11:59pm CT.
  • No coupon code is needed.
  • Discounts are automatically applied during the checkout process.

If you want to see the S-N-S products that have a spot in my craft room, check it out right here! 🙂  And – you’ll also get to see a fun little surprise that they’ve got for us this year!

Hint: it COULD win you a $25 Gift Certificate from S-N-S!

And – there are EXTRA special savings starting right after Thanksgiving!

Get ready for….CYBER MONDAY!!


PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Real Red Cardstock: Box – cut to dimensions as shown in the template; Giving Gifts die cut (for large box); Ornate Frames Die cut (smaller box); Gingerbread die cut (peppermint on smaller box)

Basic White Cardstock: 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (x6 – mats for large box); Tailor Made Tags die cut (for large box); Ornate Frames Die cut (smaller box); Gingerbread die cut (peppermint on smaller box)

Gingerbread & Peppermints DSP: 1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″ (x6 – for smaller box); 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (x 6 – for large box)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix 

Wayne was sitting on the end of the couch yesterday afternoon watching the UGA/GT game (or…was it a game or a schooling? 😉  GO UGA!) and made the mistake of getting up to go to the bathroom.

As soon as he cleared the hallway – the Man took advantage of the newly opened “spot” on the sofa.

Wayne returned to find…

…that necessitated some pooch-pouncing!

Finny loves a good pooch-pouncing!

…but they never last NEAR long enough!

Come back, Dad – I’m in your spot and I need pounced!



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Stampin’ Up! Whimsy & Wonder Joy Fold Gift Card Holder with Video Tutorial

Well – good morning, it’s Friday again!  House cleaning day (whoo-hoo!) and Day 1 of OnStage!  Last night was fun and we saw a lot of Top Performers recognized for their achievements this year!  🙂

And speaking of…I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to ALL of you!!  I was tickled sideways to find myself at #34 in the Overall Demonstrator ranking in the US for the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! year!!  I owe ALL of that to my amazing customers and Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Team!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! 🙏🏻🥰🙏🏻🥰🙏🏻🥰🙏🏻

If you were able to join me yesterday afternoon for my YouTube video, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me!  If not – but you’d like to watch the replay and see how to make this fun fold (with a hidden bonus!) – here’s ’tis!

I know.  I know.  HOW many times will I use the Whimsical Trees bundle and pretty Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP this week?!?  I’m sorry (not sorry!).  I just love it – and when I saw the sketch that I used…it was too perfect!  Just to mix it up a little, I DID use the Christmas Season stamp set for the sentiments – and it’s a fun fold.  AND a gift card holder.  So…totally different!  Take a look-see:

And here’s that sketch I was talking about – from the SugarPea Mix It Up challenge for November!

So – I saw the idea of using a Joy Fold card to make a Gift Card Holder somewhere on Facebook.  I carefully saved the post so I could give credit where credit is due but…it’s been disappeared!  🙁  Just know I wasn’t nearly clever enough to come up with this by my ownself!

I started with a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock that I scored at 3″ on the long side to make the large card base.  A 3 5/8″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″ on the long side, created the small card base.

I matted some of the snowflake paper from Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on Mint Macaron and adhered them to the front small panel and the large back panel of the large Misty Moonlight card base.

I cut a piece of Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP – in silver-foil stripes – and adhered it to the inside of the small card base using Liquid Glue.  I cut a smaller piece and used the scalloped oval in the Double Oval Punch to cut a half-circle out of one long edge.

I used a thin line of Liquid Glue  – right at the very edge! – to adhere that piece to the small card base to create the gift card holder.  Note: I only put glue on the two short sides and the non-punched long side.

I matted a piece of Misty Moonlight Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on Mint Macaron to create the card front for the small card base.

On some Mint Macaron paper from the DSP pack, I stamped the tree image from Whimsical Trees in Mint Macaron.  Using a second stamp in the set, I added Misty Moonlight lights to each of the trees and cut them with the matching die in the bundled Christmas Trees Die set.  I also cut the cool “open” tree die from the same Mint Macaron DSP.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the three trees to the small card front.  Then I fussy cut a bunch of Christmas gifts from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP.  These are “piled” under the trees with Liquid Glue.

I tied a small silver bow from a piece of Simply Elegant Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the Christmas Season sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and fussy cut it – roughly following the shape of the words.

I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the sentiment, then used double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the small card front.

I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and then adhered the card front to the front of the small card base.  Note: the small card base opens OPPOSITE a “normal” card, so make sure you’ve got it oriented correctly! 😉

For the inside of the small card base, I stamped the second Christmas Season sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a Basic White panel.  In the corner, I added the Whimsical Trees images in Mint Macaron and Misty Moonlight – then I added a medium Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel by the sentiment.

I matted the panel on Mint Macaron and then adhered it inside the small card base.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the small card to the back panel of the larger card base – and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Whimsical Trees images on the front…

…and more of the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I can’t overstate how much I love love love the entire Whimsy & Wonder Suite!  The colors in the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP are so much fun for the holidays and the images and die cuts in the Whimsical Trees and bundled Christmas Trees die set are perfect.  I borrowed a couple of the sweet Christmas Season sentiments to just slightly change up my message.  And…yes.  How cool is it to use a Joy Fold card as a Gift Card Holder?!?  🙂

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!




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Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread Easel-Treat Box Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning and Happy Friday!  Wanna hear something REALLY scary!?  Hang on to your hat.

There are 93 days until Christmas.

Yes.  Ninety.  Three.

Less than 100.  Three months.

In other words…it’s TOMORROW!!!! 😳😳😳😳😳

To that end, I have a fun stocking stuffer for you today!  If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube Live then you were able to watch me make it.  If not but you’d like to watch the replay here ’tis!  I highly recommend that you watch it – this isn’t a terribly difficult box – but…it’s a LOT easier to see how to make it from a video than it is from reading!!

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Stampin’ Up! Notes Of Cheer All-Inclusive Card Kit!

Morning, all!  Hope you had a great weekend!  We did a lot outside – got some more plants planted and…got a new water feature going!  Yep – we got a couple of half-whiskey barrels (from Lowe’s on Saturday) and have got it all laid out and ready to plumb.  It’s going to look awesome!

I was glad when I finally got in the house last night to have an amazing All-Inclusive Card Kit – called Notes of Cheer – waiting for me to put together!  I’d been hanging on to it – knowing I’d need a quick card (or….cards!) to share with you one day.  And…this was the day!

You know that Stampin’ Up! has launched their Kits Collection…

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Stampin’ Up! Last Minute Gift Ideas!

Need a last minute gift?  I’ve gotcha covered!

Opt for a Gift Certificate from me – in any amount! – redeemable thru me….

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