Chocolate, Coffee, Cookies

The card tutorial below was my latest episode of Simply Saturday (seen on my YouTube channel). If features a stamp set that is SO fun to use when creating projects. The simple theme of “Nothing’s Better Than” can go the distance when making cards and treats. Enjoy this short video. Be inspired to create something fun. And as always, if you’d like to purchase these products, they are available through my online store:

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New Catalog Coming/EVENT

On May 3 the new catalog goes LIVE. If you do not have a new catalog, and want one, there are at least 2 ways to get one. If you live far away, please contact me and I’ll arrange to send you one. If you are local, please come to my Open House/ Catalog Launch Party!!

May 7 is the day. It’s a Saturday and my home will be open from 11am – 3pm. Drop in any time. There will be Make & Take stations (where YOU can stamp projects). There will be door prizes. There will be a SALE table with gently used stamp sets AND hand-made cards that are 3 for $10. I will also teach some advanced techniques on every 1/2 hour during the day beginning at 11:30.

If you RSVP that you are coming, I’ll have a goodie bag ready for you as well.

Simply Saturday

“Simply Saturday” is a video series found on my Youtube channel. You can watch and learn how to make quick and easy cards! A new episode airs each Saturday. Below is just one of my videos. Be sure to visit and see ALL the videos. Subscribe to my channel so you never miss an episode!

Stamp Club Review – January 2022

Hearts! Robots! Gorgeous patterned paper and beautiful colors!! That is what we experienced at January Stamp Club. Project 1 was this Mini Paper Pumpkin Box. These boxes come in a 10-pack! They are easily assembled with no adhesive necessary. One side is matte and the other is a glossy food-safe surface. The Designer Series Paper, used to wrap around it, is called Sweet Talk. (all products are listed at the very bottom of post)

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

These adorable tiny notes make the perfect mini valentines! Each one is created out of 1/2 of a notecard and envelope (#159232), sold in packs of 20. The envelope gets resealed (after cutting it in half) with a 1″ x 3″ strip of DSP.

Mini Notes & Envelopes

Begin with Notecards & Envelopes (#159232 white Or #144236 vanilla) and cut each notecard and each envelope in half.  (Alternatively, use Thick Basic White cardstock cut 2 ½” x 7” and scored at 3 ½”.)

Stamp each mini notecard as Desired. We used:

            Sweet Conversations stamp set (#157618). Also available as a Bundle (#157624). Ink pads: Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black

Sweet Talk DSP (#157616).  Cut 1 strip per envelope of a variety of patterns.  1” x 3”Use adhesive and 1 strip to “seal” the side of the cut envelope.

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes (#153069). Sweet Talk DSP (#157616) cut to 5 ¾” x 5 7/8” .  Attach paper to box lid. Sweet Conversations Bundle (#157624).

Decorate as Desired.  We used: Highland Heather cardstock – stamp design and cut out tag shape from Tasteful Labels (#152886) White cardstock – stamp in Real Red and black ink the Heart outline, center and “luv U”. Die Cut heart. Real Red Faux Linen ribbon (#158129) – 22-24” needed for wrapping around box and tying bow. Linen Thread (#104199) – 5” needed to attach tag to ribbon/bow.

Robot “Bridge” Card Nuts & Bolts stamp set (#157650) Highland Heather Cardstock (#146986) cut 4 ¼” x 11”, score at 5 ½” Real Red cardstock (#102482) – scrap Basic White cardstock (#159276) – 1 piece cut 5 ¼” x 4” plus scrap for stamping robot and for tag Sweet Talk DSP (#157616) – 1st  pattern cut (1) 1 ¾” x 4”,  cut (1) 1 ¼” x 4”.  2nd pattern, cut (1) 3 ¼” x 1 ½” Delightful Tag Topper Punch (#149518) Stamparatus – optional (#146276) Tasteful Labels Dies (#152886) Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#158130) Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#146924) Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (#132708) Stampin’ Blends: Real Red, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon  (#158140) – about 6”

To make Bridge card – place the score line at 2” mark on a trimmer.  Cut.  Take that piece (that you cut off) and cut it at 2”.  You will use all the pieces.

Take the piece that is 2” wide and insert and punch with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Adhere pattern #2 piece of DSP to this.  This is your Bridge.   Attach ribbon. 

Adhere the other 2 strips of DSP according to size, to the front flap of card and to the remaining piece of Highland Heather cardstock. 

Adhere the 4” x 5 ¼” white cardstock to inside of card.

Stamp Robot on scrap, in black ink (we used the *Stamparatus).  Color and fussy cut.  

Cut a tag shape from Tasteful Labels Dies (#152886) in Real Red cardstock.

Stamp sentiment/words on white scrap in black ink. Fussy cut so it fits inside your Red tag shape.

Assemble all components on the “Bridge”.  Then use “Bridge” to assemble the card front. Take care when placing your strong adhesive on the Bridge so you don’t accidentally glue your card shut.

Add Red Rhinestone to top of Robot and Iridescent Rhinestones as desired.

What IS Paper Pumpkin?

Surely you have heard about or read something on Paper Pumpkin. You might even know that it is a Subscription Box, delivered to your mailbox every month. A secret, creative project packaged and ready for you to open, and complete on your own time and in your own space.

But do you want to know more? Below is a video showing the Paper Pumpkin box that came last month called Lots Of Pun. In this box, there are 3 punny cards for your to make (multiples of each design). Enjoy watching how it works and how EASY it is to complete the projects. You’ll be so Satisfied! And then you can spread the joy by sending out some of your hand-made cards to friends and family.

For only $22, including shipping, your Paper Pumpkin Kit comes to you each month. Some kits will have card projects and some are non-card projects (like treat boxes or home decor). Cancel anytime. Gift subscriptions also available.

**Subscribe by January 10 if you want your next kit to be a Valentine/Love theme kit!!**

Coffee & Kits

January 15 is Coffee & Kits. 10:00am at my home. Email me to register. This is going to be SO much fun! Experienced crafters will enjoy the challenge of putting their cards together. Beginners will have a simple experience and learn many basics of crafting with ink, stamps and paper. There are 2 ways to purchase your kit and participate in the class:

Register by email, and pay by Venmo/Zelle. Cost is $25 and your Kit will be ordered for you and will be waiting at class. With this method, your Kit will be pre-selected for you. OR

Register by email, to let me know you are coming. Go to my online store and you select and purchase any kit of your choice. (Kit prices are $12 and $19, pre tax & shipping). Your Kit will ship to your address. BRING your Kit with you to class. Link to my online store:

DEADLINE to order a kit in time for class, is January 1, 2022.