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December 2013

Perfect Pennants-Occasions Catalog Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak at a couple of the new stamp sets and new ribbons from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.


The stamp sets are Happy Watercolor (paint splotch behind the greeting) and Perfect Pennants (greeting) which is designed to coordinate with a new set of Framelits.

The Natural Chevron Ribbon and Gold Sequin Trim add a bit of bling and interest and tie in perfectly with the strip of Gold Foil Paper.

I also used a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder that will be available in the upcoming Sale-a-bration Brochure.  Details on how you can earn the folder FREE will be coming next month.


Don't forget about my Occasions Catalog Product Shares.
The Early Bird Pricing of $31.38 ends December 31st, please add $5.95 if you need it shipped to you. Email me at  to get on the list.  The share includes thirty two 6x6 sheets of Designer Series Papers, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and Foil Sheets, one sheet in each of the twelve patterns in the Designer Series Paper Stack, fifteen total yards of ribbons, twines and trims, twenty four embellishment pieces, card and envelope sets and a quarter of one of our Celebration Add-On Kits. 

Stamp Sets on the Clearance Rack!

There are stamp sets on the Clearance Rack right now and they are priced at 40% off the original catalog price.  Here are a few of my favorites. 

Check out all the Clearance Rack items in my store at 

Rain or Shine Wood Mount stamp set
Clearance Rack Price $12.59

#126775 order it ONLINE HERE.

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Card uses Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540 $3.29 and Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812 $5.59 both items are also on the Clearance Rack.

Mouthwatering Clear Mount stamp set
Clearance Rack Price $10.19

#125677, order in ONLINE HERE.

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Bordering on Romance Wood Mount stamp set
Clearance Rack Price $16.79

#125480, order it ONLINE HERE

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Card also uses the Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon which is also on the Clearance Rack
Rose Red Seam Binding #121884 only $2.79 per roll




While you are shopping the Clearance Rack, don't forget about the Weekly Deals, lots of current items at 25% off through Monday.


Mix & Match Washi Tape

A break from Christmas projects today. Here are some Note cards I made using three of our Designer Washi Tape Collections. Two of the collections are in the Holiday Catalog and are not on the Carryover List.  The Season of Style Designer Washi Tape (Old Olive pattern) and the Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape (Pumpkin Pie Chevron) will not be available after January 2nd.

Download NEW_Holiday_Carryover_List



I also used the Flower Shop Bundle and stamped the flower images in the same three colors as the Washi Tape and punched them out using the coordinating punch Pansy punch.


You can purchase the Flower Shop stamp set in a Bundle with the coordinating Pansy Punch and save 15%

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Don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals, these 14 items are only on sale through today, Monday, December 23rd.








Holiday Printer's Trays and Book of Birthdays for sale

I have these Holiday Printer's Trays available for sale, They will make a beautiful addition to your holiday decor or would make a wonderful gift item. 

The tray is completely assembled and is $34.99 shipped to your door.

Holiday Printer's Tray


I also have this Book of Birthdays for sale.  I created it with My Digital Studio.  The book measures 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 so it is the perfect size to keep in your pocket or purse.


Purchase the Book of Birthdays for $11.50, add $2 for shipping.
Order your Paper Crafting Supplies in my Online Store at:

Don't forget to shop the Clearance Rack for some tremendous bargains!!

Holiday Catalog Carryover List

Stampin' Up! has posted the carryover list from the Holiday Catalog. 

Download NEW_Holiday_Carryover_List

There are a number of items in the Holiday Catalog that are "must haves" in my opinion and here they are:

Here are some of the projects I have created using these items:


 Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171 


Gift Bow Bigz L Die #129977 


Season of Style Designer Washi Tape #132155 (includes Old Olive Pattern) 
Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156 (includes Pumpkin Pie Chevron)
Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape #129314 (includes Daffodil Delight Checkered)


Don't forget about the Weekly Deals, fourteen items to choose from this week!!






Christmas Collectibles

I love the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack. You get 24 sheets of two different papers for a total of 48 sheets.  This makes it so easy to create multiples of the same card. This is one of the cards I am sending out for Christmas this year.


I used the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with some Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock to get the raised and slightly lighter snowflake images.  This card stock is on the Clearance Rack for only $2.79.  You get twelve 12x12 sheets in the package making each sheet less than .25 can't beat this price!!

Order the supplies to create this project in my online store at


The Holiday Catalog Carryover List  Download Holiday_Carryover_2014_US

If you have had your eye on items in the current Holiday Catalog but haven't purchased them yet, get them now.  If they aren't on this list or in the upcoming Occasions Catalog, they won't be available after Jnauary 2nd. 

Santa's List Thank You Card

Here is a quick card you can make to say thanks for the wonderful Christmas gifts you will receive this year.


I cut a piece of Crumb Cake to 7 x 5 and folded it in half so it would fit in our Crumb Cake Notecard Envelopes.  I added a 3-1/4 x 4-3/4 panel of Old Olive that was embossed with our Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The Santa image was stamped in Crumb Cake and punched out with the 2-1/2 Circle Punch and then a Cherry Cobbler layer was created with the Circles Collection Framelits. 

The greeting is from Petite Pairs and it is punched out with our Scallop Oval Punch and paper pierced with the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack.  A bit of Burlap Ribbon peeks out from the back of the circles to add some dimension.

Order the supplies to create this card in my online store at 

Some great finds on the Weekly Deals page - check them out at


While you are shopping the Weekly Deals, check out our newest sets of Photopolymer Stamps, Countless Sayings 1 and Countless Sayings 2 - what greetings can you come up with?

Angels from the Gift Bow Die

I participate in a monthly swap with some local friends and a holiday magnet is one of the items we swapped earlier this month. I have seen adorable angels created with the Stampin' Up! Gift Bow Bigz L Die and knew that it would make the perfect magnet.


I only had to make five but I was having so much fun that I decided to make a few more to use a gifts for some of my family. 


I took the latest school photos of the kiddos and punched out their sweet faces to make them into angels.


You could also turn these into Christmas Ornaments by simply adding some Baker's Twine to the back.  I used some SNEAK PEAK Twine from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  It is gold!!!


Order the supplies to create these angels in my store at 

Check out these offerings:

Whole Lot to Love Promotion - Great ideas for your Valentine Projects
Last Best of 25th Anniversary set - Best of Sale-a-bration
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit - while supplies last
December1th-16th - Weekly Deals 
Clearance Rack Blitz - savings up to 80%

Snow Flurry Bigz Die on the Clearance Rack

This beautiful snowflake die is on the Clearance Rack for only $13.19 while supplies last. Here are a few projects I created with mine.

I have a video on my YouTube Channel showing you how to use our Bigz Snowflake Dies to create fun snowflake accents with emply soda cans.

View it  - Pop Can Snowflakes 




Barb's Reminders:

CRsmallClearance Rack Blitz is still going strong, lots of great deals to be had some up to 80% off!!

Countless_sayings_2Two New Photopolymer sets - Countless Sayings 1 and Countless Sayings 2 - available while supplies last.

November Paper Pumpkin

I am anxiously awaiting my December Paper Pumpkin Kit.  While I am waiting, I thought I would show you the November Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I had so much fun putting these cards together. The kit included strings of stitched stars and all I had to do was attach a few to my card with Glue Dots. Easy Peasy. These kits are so much fun and don't take much time to put together.  Paper Crafting in minutes.


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Barb's Reminders:
CRsmallClearance Rack Blitz is still going strong, lots of great deals to be had some up to 80% off!!

Countless_sayings_2Two New Photopolymer sets - Countless Sayings 1 and Countless Sayings 2 - available while supplies last.

Glitter Striped Mini Muslin Bag

How cool is this?  It is one of our Mini Muslin Bags with Gold Glitter Stripes!!  I got the idea after seeing some wrapping paper while I was shopping last week.


I took one of my Mini Muslin Bags (Holiday Catalog page 36) and applied Sticky Strip on the diagonal.  You do need to burnish the ends of the Sticky Strip with your Bone Folder for easy removal of the protective red liner.


After I removed all the protective red liner strips, I poured Gold Stampin' Glitter (Holiday Catalog pg 29) all over the Sticky Strip.  I gently tapped the bag over a large Powder Pal to catch the excess glitter and funneled it back into the container.  I was pleasantly suprised that the glitter didn't stick to the open spaces of the bag that weren't covered with the Sticky Strip.


My greeting is from the Christmas Messages set (Holiday Catalog pg 34) stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I ran the greeting through the Big Shot with one of the framelits in the Chalk Talk Framelits Collection and attached it to a strip of Burlap Ribbon with a safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets.

Pretty simple project that packs a WOW!!

Order the supplies to do this in my store at  

Barb's Reminders 
CRsmallClearance Rack Blitz is still going strong, lots of great deals to be had some up to 80% off!!
Countless_sayings_2Two New Photopolymer sets - Countless Sayings 1 and Countless Sayings 2 - available while supplies last.

Holiday Notepads

Quick and easy gift item. I purchased the smaller legal pads (5-1/2 x 8) at my local store and cut them in half with my paper cutter. I have a pretty heavy duty cutter but if you don't, your local print shop should be able to cut a stack of these notepads for a nominal fee, I think ours charges $2.

ChristmascollectibelsnotepadgroupThe Textured Smoky Slate base piece is cut to 6-1/4 x 8 1/4 and with the 6-1/4 edge at the top of the Stampin' Trimmer, I scored at 3" from each edge.

The Textured Island Indigo layer is 2-1/2 x 7-3/4 and I did a little trick with my piece of Winter Frost Designer Series Paper.  I purchased the Paper Stack and it has 48 sheets that measure 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 not long enough to cover it right?  I cut one of the sheets in half creating a piece that is 2-1/4 x 6 1/2 and then cut that piece on the long side at 2".  I added the cut pieces to the top and bottom of the Island Indigo layer and then covered my gap with a 2-1/2" Circle punched from more Smoky Slate. Pretty clever right. :-)

Christmascollectibelsnotepad1This was a class project last month and since it is Christmas, we had to use some bling!  I always keep my small scraps of our Glimmer Papers and then use our smaller punches to finish up the scraps.  I keep the punched images in empty brad and button containers so they are handy when I need them.  This project uses the stars from the Merry Minis Punch Pack and the flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.

ChristmascollectibelsnotepadoutThe "notes" greeteing is from the October Paper Pumpkin kit and I stamped the ornaments from the Christmas Collectibles set in Island Indigo and Coastal Cabana and punched then out with the new Christmas Ornament Punch.

These two items are available in a bundle and you save 15% when you order our bundles.  (See all our current bundles HERE) The "notes" greeteing is from the October Paper Pumpkin kit. 

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CRsmallWhile you are shopping in my store, don't forget about the Clearance Rack Blitz with discounts up to 80% off!!  

Expression Thinlits and the Wonderful Wreath

This is a copy of the card shown on page 11 of the Holiday Catalog.  Thanks to my friend Joyce for bringing it to my attention.  I made one and gave it to her.


The Stampin' Supplies List for the Holiday Catalog says that the designer used Old Olive ink for the wreath but I found it was a bit too dark for me so I opted to stamp the wreath in Pear Pizzazz.

It is a bit hard to see in the photo but I ran my Whisper White Pennant through the Big Shot Machine with the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.  The word was cut from the Gold Foil Sheets and I always use a piece of Waxed Paper between the paper and the die.

Merry Minis Punch Pack again!

Here is another card using the Merry Minis Punch Pack.  I punched the little trees out of our Gold Foil Paper and attached them to a piece of Card stock Vellum with Glue Dots to create my background.


I used the Greetings of the Season set from the Holiday Carryover List and inked the stamp in Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  The greeting is punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch and another circle was punched out of Gold Foil Paper, cut in half and placed behind the greeting.

You may be wondering where the Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape and Gold Sequin Trim came from?  Well, they are BRAND NEW products from the upcoming Occasions Catalog!!  WOO HOO!!! I love new toys to play with. :-)

Supplies can be ordered in my store at