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Stampin’ Up! Happy Hedgehogs Sunshine & Rainbows

Happy Happy Hawwwmp DAY!!  The week is marching on – and I’ll be marking mid-week with a trip to the dentist for a crown prep!

Yes.  I know.  You’re envious, right?  Hard not to be, really!  Not everyone can be lucky like that, though – sorry!  😉

My card today is so bright and cheery and features a hedgehog.  Yes.  It’s a Happy Hedgehog.  And he’s happy cuz he has a bundled PUNCH! 😉  I figured I’d use another happy-inducing  product – and added some Sunshine & Rainbows DSP.  Know why THAT is “happy-inducing”?  Cuz…you can get it for FREE right now during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase (before shipping & tax).  Free stuff ALWAYS makes me happy.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is based on the sketch at the Global Design Project this week.

I started by adhering a piece of Granny Apple Green paper from the FREE Sunshine & Rainbows DSP to a So Saffron mat using Liquid Glue for the card front.

I cut a circle from a piece of Basic White cardstock using a Layering Circles Die – diameter of the circle is 2 5/8″.  Then I placed a square of So Saffron Sunshine & Rainbows DSP in my Stamparatus and stuck the circle on top of it – using a little repositionable tape runner to hold the die cut in place temporarily (a little tiny bit of Stampin’ Seal would also work if you don’t have repositionable tape handy).

I stamped the flower from Happy Hedgehogs in Granny Apple Green ink.  Then I picked up the circle and stamped the square again.  This took care of the weird little “gap” in the image between the die cut and the DSP.  I matted the square on So Saffron using Liquid Glue.

I used my Light Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers and leaves.

Using Glue Dots to secure it in the back, I ran a length of Bumblebee 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon around the matted panel.

I popped the circle back into place – lining up the stamped image – using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from Happy Hedgehogs, was stamped in Polished Pink on a strip of Basic White.  I snipped a banner end and adhered the strip to the die cut circle with Liquid Glue.

I cut out a hedgehog “body” from Crumb Cake cardstock using the bundled Hedgehog Builder Punch.  I also cut out the second shape – which is the “back” of the hedgehog.

I embossed the “back” shape in the leafy Greenery Embossing Folder – then brushed Crumb Cake ink over the raised portions using a Sponge Dauber.  I also lightly sponged the second piece that I had punched (the body).  Note: don’t be all impressed – I totally CASEd this idea from the sample in the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog – thanks SU! 🙂

I adhered the embossed back piece to the little body with Liquid Glue.  Then I added his face with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker – with cheeks from a Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil.  Then I adhered him to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I tied a little bow from the ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.


On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the little butterfly from Happy Hedgehogs in Crumb Cake ink.  I colored him with my Light So Saffron and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends – with a little help from the Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil.  Then I fussy cut him and popped him onto the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I colored a Rhinestone Basic Jewel with the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend and adhered it to the sentiment – and the card front was done. 🙂

On the inside, I stamped a second Happy Hedgehogs sentiment in Polished Pink on a Basic White panel.  I added the little butterfly and flower in Crumb Cake and Granny Apple Green – coloring everything as I’d done on the front.  I added a single Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend-colored Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Polished Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Happy Hedgehogs flowers and butterfly on the front…

…and more of the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I dare you not to smile when you see these adorable little Happy Hedgehogs – and their butterfly and bird friends in the set!  I know you guys like punches, too – and this one is really fun!  I loved being able to make him a two-parter!  And – there’s no denying that Sunshine & Rainbows DSP is so cheerful and bright and pretty – you have to love it!  Oh.  And it’s… FREE!!

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

And…I’ve also 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!




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Stampin’ Up! Sunshine & Rainbows of Happiness Sneak Peek Thank You!

Good morning!  And…happy last day of November 2021.  Can.  You.  Even.  Believe.  That?!?  Sheesh – the days are just flying by!!

Besides November – there’s ANOTHER thing that ends today!  And that’s the amazing Start With Savings Starter Kit Promotion.  In which you pay $75 plus tax and GET $125 in Stampin’ Up! product, free shipping and the keys to 20% off on EVERYTHING you buy!  What do you NOT get?  You won’t get a contract – you won’t have a commitment – you won’t get a hard-sell to sell.  Sorry – if that’s what you’re after…this isn’t the place!  Give me a holler if you’d like more deets – or…click right here to get started!  But…do it by 11:50 PM (MT) tonight before this great Starter Kit price goes away!

I pulled out another new couple of goodies – coming to you on 4 Jan (oh – that whole joining thing?  Join with me today and…order this TOMORROW! 🎉🎉🎉) in the Jan – Feb 2022 Mini catalog.  This bright, fun card features the new Rainbow of Happiness stamp set and bundled Brilliant Rainbow Dies!  And…some FREE paper!  The Sunshine & Rainbows 6″ x 6″ DSP will be FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration (4 Jan – 28 Feb).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the sketch side of the Sugar Pea Designs Mix-It Up challenge.

…and the bright color palette is thanks to the Inspire. Create.  Challenge.

I started by embossing a piece of Basic White cardstock in the Hive 3D Embossing Folder (new in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini and available on 4 Jan) and adhering it with Liquid Glue on the front of a Basic White cardstock.

I selected some likely DSP designs from the Sunshine & Rainbows 6″ x 6″ DSP (Sale-A-Bration!) and matted them on Flirty Flamingo, then adhered them to the card front – all with Liquid Glue.

I used the smaller rainbow die in the Brilliant Rainbow die set to cut out a rainbow printed on one design in the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP.  The die lines up perfeclty with the DSP – and cuts 4 perfect rainbow arcs!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere each piece of the die cut rainbow to a piece of Basic White cardstock.  Then I fussy cut around the complete rainbow.

I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the cloud dies to cut a few Basic White clouds and then discovered that the Thank You sentiment in the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set fit them PERFECTLY – so…I stamped three of them in Misty Moonlight!

I adhered one cloud (no sentiment) to the rainbow with Liquid Glue – then popped all three sentiment clouds on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some new Brushed Brass Butterflies (these are ALSO new – and super super cool!) and the card front was done!

On the inside I stamped a second Rainbow of Happiness sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a Basic White panel.  I used another of the stamps to stamp a rainbow over top – I stamped it three times (offsetting it a smidge each time) – in Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green.  Then I added one more Brushed Brass Butterfly! 🙂

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and then into the Thick Basic White card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the three-color rainbow on the front…

…and more of the Sunshine & Rainbows 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila! This new Rainbow of Happiness stamp set – with the bundled Brilliant Rainbow Die set is so bright and cheerful – and I love the sentiments (and the fun fonts!).  I am a HUGE fan of dies that cut images from Designer paper – and the Sunshine & Rainbows 6″ x 6″ DSP lets you do just that!

So – the Rainbow of Happiness bundle will be $44 in the new catalog.  Pick that – the Hive 3D Embossing Folder ($9) and a pack of the uber-awesome Brushed Brass Butterflies ($10) – and you can pick the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP for…FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!!

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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P.S.  STILL time to get entered to win some Blog Candy!! You’ve got until 5pm Eastern Time on TONIGHT – Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021 – to get entered to win a  Gifts Galore November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit from me!!  Head over to THIS blog post and tell me your favorite Holiday tradition!! 🙂

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!  

Today is Your LAST Chance to Snag a $75 Starter Kit!

And STILL get to select $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products of your choice!

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!


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

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat behind blue DSP panel); 1 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat behind narrow DSP panel); 2″ x 3 1/4″ (mat behind light blue DSP panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed card front; Fussy cut shape behind Rainbow;  Brilliant Rainbows die cut clouds; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Sunshine & Rainbows 6″ x 6″ DSP: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (blue DSP panel); 1″ x 3 5/8″ (narrow DSP panel); 1 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ (light blue DSP panel); Brilliant Rainbows die cut rainbow; 3″ x 6″ (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!

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Finn Fan Fix 

On Friday – Sonya picks up Finn’s toys and piles them in the “toy-bed”.  He has a…plethora…of toys.

As she walked out of the living room she asked Finn how long it would take for him to go start digging them out.

I said…about 30 seconds.

I was wrong by 3 seconds.

Mr. Turtle NEEDED to come back out.

No turtle-time-out today!




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