Project Kits

Stampin’ Up! July Paper Pumpkin Peek and…My Retired Products Store has been Updated!

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well!

So – to start with – I wanted to let you know that I have – FINALLY! – gotten my Retired Products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and some miscellaneous here’s and there’s – all up in my Retired Products Store!  It’s a GREAT opportunity to get some of your faves – gently used! – at great prices (like…half off!).  So be sure to head over there and snag your goodies. 🙂

Now – let’s talk Paper Pumpkin!  I got my July Paper Pumpkin the other day – all three copies!  It’s called the Sending Good Thoughts Kit and I was pretty excited its seaside theme!  So out it came and I put together the 9 pretty cards in just about an hour!

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Stampin’ Up! Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale & BOGO50 Kits Special Are Live!

Good morning, y’all!  Happy Last Chance Sale Day!

Yes – that’s a real day.  Look it up! 😉

The Last Chance Sale is LIVE!  Now thru 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 June 2022, you can save up to 50% on essential craft supplies.

Everything in the Last Chance Sale is ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  So – if something you love is on this list…best get after it.  Cuz…when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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Stampin’ Up! Love, Santa Tag Kit Alternative Card Project and…Blog Candy!!

Well – Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!!  What do you call a camel with no humps?

Humphree, of course! 😉

That joke has absolutely positively NOTHING to do with the project I’m sharing with you today!

Stampin’ Up! has some amazing kits and they recently released a brand new All-Inclusive Kit called the Love, Santa Tag Kit!  And – it has matching treat bags, too.  Cuz…tags and treat bags just go together like peanut butter and jelly!

I picked up a couple right away and they arrived over the weekend.  So I pulled one of the kits out and put it together quick as a bunny.

No.  Really – it went together really quickly and it is UBER cute!

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Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies Project Kit Revealed!

Hey guys!  Hope your week is going well!  I mean – it’s HAWWWWMP Day – so…at least you’re topping the hill, right?!? 🙂

Been busy times here – Stampin’ Up!-wise and all!  Pre-order for the new 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog for us demonstrators.  Whoo-hoo!!  I also ordered lots of copies of the catalog to send out to all my customer peeps!  If you’re a customer of mine (ordered at least $50 in the past 12 months) then one of my copies already has your name on it.  I’ll turn them back around and get them mailed out just as soon as they get to me!  If you’re not my customer, but would like to be, then head on over to my Online Store and let’s get started! 🙂

Other big news – and more evidence that timing is everything!? BONUS DAYS!!  Yep – it’s back and it means it’s time to start earning bonus coupons!  You spend in July and you SAVE in August!  All the deets are down the way a bit.

You might decide to get started with…one of the awesome kits in the new catalog.  This group of kits is really wonderful y’all – with gorgeous images, useful sentiments and stunning colors!  One of them – the Gorgeous Posies Project Kit – is particularly wunnermus!  I put it together quick-like-a-bunny the other day – and…wow.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Seriously the Best Ornate Layers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I wanted to make a card to send over to Stamp-N-Storage for their Bee A Blessing Card Drive – so I needed a not-too-sappy/lovey sentiment – but one that still said what I wanted to say.  Enter…Seriously the Best!  Now this is a stamp set that coordinates with the Seriously the Best Project Kit.  I didn’t use the kit for this card – instead, I called on Ornate Layers and some… Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our sketch – I laid it down on its side.

I started with some Terracotta Tile paper from the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP that I matted on Mint Macaron for the card front.

Next up is a Mint Macaron die cut frame – from the Ornate Layers Die set.  I adhered that directly to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the big sentiment from Seriously the Best in Mint Macaron on Whisper White.  Then I cut it with a Rectangle Stitched Die.  On each corner, in Mossy Meadow, I added the leaves image from Seriously the Best.

I popped the sentiment panel over the Ornate Layers die cut with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a small bow with the Terracotta Tile ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack and adhered it in the corner with a Glue Dot.

I added a few Gilded Gems and the clean-and-simple card front was done!

On the inside, I added the perfectly-perfect second sentiment from Seriously the Best in Mint Macaron on Whisper White.  In the corners, I added the leaves in Mossy Meadow.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Mossy Meadow leaves image on the front…

…and more of the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  SUUUUUper quick and easy to make multiples of right quick – think…Stamparatus!  The Seriously the Best set is pretty awesome – multiple sentiments and a couple of simple images…

…and, while I didn’t use it for this card, the set coordinates with the fun Seriously the Best Project Kit – which I am totally going to pull out SOON!

I hope you like – and will add the Seriously the Best stamp set (and Project Kit!) to your stash!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!







Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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 Rewards page for full details.

YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!

Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:

Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Ornate Layers Die cut frame

Whisper White Card Stock: Rectangle Stitched Die Cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);  envelope flap

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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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No FFFs on Blog Hop Days!


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Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Kit and Ordering Specials Ending TODAY!

Hey y’all – happy Tuesday!  Happy look-what’s-ending-today day!

The first big thing ending today is my Double Peppermints Ordering Special!


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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Countdown Project Kit with Video!

Mornin’, y’all!  I hope you had a great World Card Making Day WEEKEND!  I know we did!

On Saturday, we spent much of the day on Facebook – with demonstrations and giveaways and a rockin’ good time!  Speaking of giveaways – Amy has sent an e-mail to all the folks who won one of our prizes, so…if that is YOU…CONGRATS!  And – be sure to let Amy know your mailing address so we can get them sent to you, okay?

I did two videos on Saturday.  The evening video featured the new Christmastime is Here Suite (coming on 1 Nov) – and you can see that video and all the card cuts right here!

In the other video, I shared the awesome Christmas Countdown Project Kit!  I figured I’d give you a little more of the deets – and post that video here for y’all today!

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Stampin’ Up! Joy of Giving Tags and The 2019 Holiday Kits!

Good Friday, y’all!  The week has gone again and the weekend is upon us!

I’m expecting my 2019 Holiday Shares order to arrive today so I’ll spend the weekend cutting and chopping – all things being equal it all ought to go out on Monday.  Unless I messed something up in my order – which I’m not going to say has never happened, cuz it totally has! Fingers crossed, y’all!! 😉

So – one of the cool things – well THREE cool things, really! – in the 2019 Holiday Catalog are some amazing kits!  We’ve got the Joy of Giving Tag Kit, the Christmas Countdown Project Kit and the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley!

Yesterday I sat down and spent about an hour with the awesome Joy Of Giving Tag Kit – and at the end, I had thirty (yep – you read that right…THIRTY!) wonderful gift tags!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! For the Love of Felt Project Kit

Hey, y’all – it’s Tuesday so we’re 2/5th of the way thru the work week.

I mean – if I tracked things like that.

Which I don’t.


My card today is actually cardS.  Cards made using a seriously cool Project Kit from the Annual Catalog called…For the Love of Felt.  Check it out!

This is a Project Kit – which means…you need to grab the For the Love of Felt stamp set separately.


Other than that, bring your inks (Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce) and adhesive – Liquid Glue, SNAIL and Dimensionals.  The Kit includes the rest of what you need to make 12 really pretty cards – 4 each of 3 designs, each with super cute felt embellishments!

Oh – and it has a seriously sweet box to contain your creations when they’re done!

I pulled my kit out on Monday and put it together.  Here’s the cards – and the envelopes are all decorated on the front and the back flap.  You know how much I like a decorated envelope!

Now – I’m going to show you a mistake.

Bad demonstrator?  Maybe.  But…I seriosuly WANT you guys to buy this kit – cuz it’s totes adorbs – and I seriously want you to end up with 12 cards that you LOVE!

So.  Here’s my mistake.

See the problem?  Know why I messed up?

I didn’t read the directions.  And I got in a bit of a hurry.  So…on this last design, I stamped the leaves first.

The directions CLEARLY tell you to stamp the sentiment first.  If I had done that…the leaves would be where they belong and not on top of the sentiment!

So.  Read.  The.  Directions.  And…heck – I’d even FOLLOW them! LOL!

For The Love of Felt would be a really cool gift for someone – an entire set of wonderful note cards and envelopes, ready to send, in a perfectly decorated box

Check out this quick video and then….get it for yourself! 🙂

I hope you like!






Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT:  TENNESSEE is next up – your weekend is 26 – 28 July!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).

Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!

EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?


Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!

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

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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Stampin’ Up! Last Day to Sign Up for Shelli’s May Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Time is Running Out to Get The Very-Special May Paper Pumpkin Kit!


Shelli has worked with the Stampin’ Up! design geniuses….geniusi?….to come up with a quintessentially “Shelli” all-inclusive kit!  It’s filled with earthy and organic images that will bring a vintage flair to your spring!

Check out the sample from OnStage!

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