24 Hour Sale Today!

Hello stampers and  happy Tuesday to you. Today there is a 24 hour sale with ten percent off almost everything that Stampin’Up! sells. This is the perfect time to stock up on your cardstock and inks as they rarely go on sale. It’s also a great time to get the Heartwarming Hugs suite so that you can play along with me on December 15 for my #itsallaboutthetreats event.

I am going to make this sale a little bit more memorable in two ways. First of all you will get two, yes TWO free pdf tutorials with your online purchase if you use the host code. Second, you will receive a package of All The Trimmings embellishments if you place a $50 online order provided you use the host code which is SS6VVFCF.


Free All The Trimmings Embellishments for 24 Hour Sale



Free embellishments with purchase today



Card Samples using Embellishments



It is always nice to see actual examples of a product being used. I used these for my Cozy Christmas online retreat and they are  also great with the Gnome set. It is amazing what a cute little star does or those adorable red and white enamel circles. Check out these Coming Home cards with Trimming the Town paper. Yes, these products are also ten percent off during the 24 hour sale.


24 hour sale


24 hour sale also on Trimming the Town suite


The Best Deal Ever


If you have been following my blog for a while, you probably know what is going to come next. Yup. The very best deal in the catalog is the starter kit. If you combine it with this ten percent off sale, you will be able to get even more stuff in your starter kit. Did you know that you get to choose what goes in the kit? In Canada you get to pick out $165 in product but you pay only $135. NO shipping and no tax. You will also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit and 8 catalogs and mini catalogs to hand out to your friends. Once you have the kit you are entitled to your own 20% off discount for up to six months.

A nice little extra surprise? You will get to preorder from the new Occasions catalog on December 1 AND you get to already earn free saleabration sets with your purchase. I love this perk!! If you want to indulge in this amazing opportunity and you live in Canada, then you can by clicking here. Let me know if you have any questions.


Happy Mail in Holland Contest


I am thrilled to share another happy mail in Holland contest card to you today. This one is from Jennifer Plaat from St. Louis Missouri. Jennifer made a beautiful clean and simple card using whisper white and blueberry bushel. She used a contraband die and strategically placed some dimensionals to give it just the right feel. Let’s take a look.


Happy Mail in Holland contest card


If you look carefully you can se that the basket and the chain box have been popped up with dimensionals. When you have a clean and simple card it is those little details that make all the difference. Thanks Jennifer for this very Dutch card, I love it.


St. Louis, Missouri


I have to confess that I have never been to Missouri so I am about to learn something as well. This is one of the things I like so much about this happy mail in Holland contest. This city named after Louis 15th from France has a population of close to three million people! It was based on the fur trade with the Osage and was first called the City of Mounds because of the mounds of earth built by the Osage on either side of the MIssissipi River where St. Louis is located. St. Louis is famous for its Gateway Arch and for its medical research facilities as well as several major sports teams.





Thanks again for joining me today. I hope that you take the time to leave a comment. Lately I have been surprising people who comment with a free tutorial, so you might get lucky too! I hope you have a super day. Christmas music is playing in my stamp room in Holland and I am overlooking an overcast sky above the greenhouses. What is your view?


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Wrapped in Christmas

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today’s card features a saying from Wrapped in Christmas but the focus is really the very fun Trimming the Town paper. This card was a result of the leftovers from the card I made on last Friday’s blog post.


Wrapped In Christmas


Wrapped in Christmas is a beautiful 10 piece cling stamp set with all Christmas sayings that is part of the Heartwarming Hugs suite. I love how this particular saying is long and narrow with a nice bold “JOY”. It really fits the mood of this card.


Wrapped in Christmas


Z-Fold Card


I thought that a Z-Fold Card would be the perfect way to showcase this mountain paper with the skaters on the pond. The house is perched right on the fold and I used a pretty neat trick to make it work. Simply fold a punched circle in half. Adhere one half to the card with the straight edge of the fold along the fold of the card. Put adhesive on the other half of the circle and adhere to the house die cut.


Wrapped in Christmas -Fold Card


The measurements for this card are base:  5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″. The patterned paper is 5 3/8″ by 2″ with a red strip of patterned paper tucked in behind the last panel. That strip was 5/8″ by 5 3/8″.


The New Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine


On Friday I will blog about this awesome new machine. To say that I am in love with it is an understatement. Today the magnetic plate came in and I am super impressed with all the thought that went into it. I just want to leave you with this thought. The starter kit is a super special deal right now and you could just put this machine into it. No tax, no shipping AND two bonus stamp sets, a package of rhinestones and 16 card kits PLUS a coupon for a FREE Paper Pumpkin. What are you waiting for? Here is the link to get yours today. Only catch? You have to be a Canadian to join with me. You do not need a host code, so click “no” to that question.





Thanks for joining me today, I appreciate it when you stop by and read my posts. We had a great first video on my Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper today. The video was an hour and fifteen minutes. If you want to join in, it’s not too late. It is only $10 a month and you get a free 16 project pdf tutorial each month AND a weekly video tutorial. Here is the link for that. I hope you have a super day!

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Trimming the Town with Felt

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. I am giddy with excitement about my new discovery. Today I have a great, simple card for you using Coming Home with Felt! Yes, we have new festive felt sheets and they cut like a dream with our new Cut & Emboss machine. What I am really excited about though is the snow that I created! Take a look with me.


Coming Home With Felt


Coming Home is of course a great stamp set with a great cause. Did you know that $4 will be donated to adoption, foster care and fertility charities with each sale of this stamp set? Another great reason to order it today. I found that the felt cut really well with the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. It even worked great without having to turn it sideways!! That meant that I did not have to trim the felt at all to run it through. It comes 6″ wide so that you can run it through the machine easily.


Trimming the Town Card


The suite and the paper are both called Trimming the Town. My cute little house was cut using the dies from the bundle right from this super cute paper. The mountain scene in the background is also cut from the paper. This piece measures 4″ by 5 1/4″. I was sure to not cut into any of the cute houses!


Trimming the Town with Felt


The Pieces


One crucial piece of information is that I put a piece of whisper white in behind the felt, otherwise the Misty Moonlight would show through and that wasn’t very nice. You can see how I did it in the next picture. The cute little saying is also cut right out of the Trimming the Town paper.


Trimming the Town with felt


Close-Up with my Little Trick


This close-up photo isn’t perfect but it does let you see the adorable snow spatters. This little touch makes all the difference! Do you know how I did it? Well, you can watch my Facebook live video at 3pm EST today but I can tell you about it now.

You simply put a few drops of whisper white reinker on a block and using your water brush, mix it up till it is a little runny. Then tap the brush so that it spatters on your card. Repeat until you are happy with the coverage. Many thanks to Jana Müller for this tip.


Trimming the Town with Felt


New Machine in the Starter Kit


I have a brilliant idea for you. Do you need a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine? It is beautiful and it works like a dream. It is also priced just right so that you can add it to your starter kit and by doing so save both the shipping and the tax. You will also get two free stamp sets, 16 card kits and a package or rhinestones as well as a coupon for a free Paper Pumpkin kit. There are no strings attached. After purchasing the starter kit you will also get a 20% discount on any orders you place either for yourself or for others until the end of January. If you want to keep your discount then you need to sell $400 every three months. Click here if you want this amazing deal. Questions? Please message me!



Get & Go Promotion


If you want to see the stamp sets and the card kits included in the Get & Go starter kit promotion, just check out this blog post. Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you have a super day. (PS, I posted a new pdf tutorial and it features the Gnomes! It is only $5US but FREE if you sign up for the online Bingo. Check it out in the tutorials section here.

There are all kinds of things to check out in the blog header that you might have missed. Just sayin’.


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Making a Difference with Trimming the Town Suite

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you! Did you know that Stampin’Up! is making a huge difference with the Trimming the Town suite? Well, actually it is the Coming Home stamp set in this suite that is the fundraiser. This makes me so very happy! If you purchase the Coming Home stamp set Stampin’Up! will donate $4 to charities devoted to adoption, foster care and infertility. Together we can make a difference today.


Trimming the Town Suite


Trimming the Town Suite


Let’s Raise Money for Families!


Here is a look at the stamp set that is the actual “vehicle” for the fundraiser. If you purchase this adorable stamp set you will help raise money for adoption, foster care and fertility. This is the most Stampin’Up! has ever donated to a charity, $4 per set! I would love to encourage people to ALL buy this great set. I think it is the perfect set for this cause. Do you know why?

What is one of the first things that you ever drew as a child? I think the top three are 1. a sun, 2. a tree and 3. a house! These images are perfect for colouring for all ages. Are you going to buy this set?


Trimming the Town Suite


Some Cute Cards with Trimming the Town Suite


This cute card comes straight out of the catalog and uses both our new festive felt sheets and the adhesive backed snowflakes. I accidentally bought the snowflake sequins instead of these beauties. I love the convenience of having them be adhesive backed already. No need to struggle with glue dots!


Trimming the Town suite


My Card!


Finally you get to see my card. It is an amazing surprise gatefold card that I  showed in my Facebook live video which I will also share here. I hope you subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you don’t miss any of my videos. When I am finished my quarantine I will be getting a new phone so that I can do my live videos in landscape mode. Won’t that just be fantastic!!


Trimming the Town surprise Gatefold card


Here is the inside of the card, but the best thing will be watching the video to see all the surprises inside!


Trimming the Town gatefold card inside


Trimming the Town paper for inside card


Trimming the Town Video Tutorial


If you want to see how to make this surprise gatefold card, just watch this video. We will also be making this style of card in my Online Christmas Bingo which is going to be so much fun!! I hope you consider joining in too, you have until September 15 to register for this event on October 8 at 7pm. You can read all the details here.





Thanks so much for joining me today, I had a lot of fun playing with this fun Trimming the Town suite, but more than that, I really, really hope you get on board with the fundraiser. I love it when I can use my business to help with an important cause. Families are everything! I hope you have a super day!!


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Trimming The Town Suite Collection


Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper


Coming Home Photopolymer Stamp Set


Coming Home Bundle


Stitched Shapes Dies


Layering Circles Dies


Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Paper Trimmer


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