Back to School for Maddie

Hey Girl !st day of School for Maddie


Tuesday was my granddaughter’s first day back to school.  The report from my daughter-in-law when she got the kids up, was that Maddie exclaimed “this is ridiculous – it’s still dark out”!  I don’t blame her – I don’t like to get up when it is still dark out either!

I sent a card to both of my grandchildren and included a little treat for them.  This is the card for Maddie; you will have to wait to see Jack’s card, because it is also the design I am doing for an upcoming swap and don’t want to spoil the surprise.

Card Recipe

Stamp Set – Hey, Girl
Cardstock – Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink – Archival Basic Black, Rose Red, Soft Suede
Accessories – Aqua Painter, Washi Label and Word Window Punches, Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Paper Snips Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

You might be wondering where I used the Rose Red cardstock….I stamped the girl’s head on Rose Red and cut out the bow for her hair.  Then it was adhered to the card – paper piecing!  I also paper pieced the girl’s dress using Perfect Plum cardstock.  Her hair was colored in with the Aqua Painter and Soft Suede ink.  (My granddaughter is brown haired and loves purple so I incorporated those things into her card.)

Back to School treats for Jack & MaddieThe treat bags were filled with trail mix and I made quick tags using a retired stamp set – All in the Family.  I want to point out that the treat bags are a Stampin’ Up! item – I think they often get overlooked in the catalog.

These Cellophane Bags are 4″ X 6″ and you get a pack of 50 for only $4.50!  You can find these bags, along with other packaging materials like boxes, and both paper and muslin gift bags on page 151 of the Annual Catalog.


One more thing….tomorrow, September 10th is the last day for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers to get 1/2 off their first two month’s of the monthly craft subscription.  Check it out now.  Skip a month or cancel at any time.   Paper Pumpkin is a complete craft kit ready for you – no planning or prep!  Just grab your scissors and glue so you can craft in the comfort of your home, when the time is right for you!

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Happy Stamping!


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Make a Wish for “Your Presents”


Just Presents


Stamp Set – Your Presents, Perfect Pennants
Cardstock – Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink – Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red
Accessories – Brights Sequin Assortment, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

“Your Presents” is a new stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.  I used it to make a birthday card instead of a holiday card.  Bright and fun, don’t you think?

When you browese through the Holiday Catalog – don’t forget to check out the Fine Tip Glue Pen (every crafter needs one) and Woodlands Embossing Folder.  These are 2 of my favorite things!

Place an on-line order  by September 15th using the host code 49ZNNTJP  and receive a FREE gift from me.

Time is running out for new subscribers to take advantage of the 1/2 off Paper Pumpkin promotion.  Use the promo code HALFOFF.  It’s a great monthly craft subscription and for only $10 for the first 2 months you can’t go wrong.

If you like it, do nothing and they will continue arriving in your mailbox.  Not crazy about them?  You can skip a month or cancel at any time.  Try it, you might like it!

I have been making some alternative projects with one of the Paper Pumpkin kits and will showcase them soon.  Experienced stampers will love the exclusive stamp sets.  Beginning stampers will be amazed at how easy the projects can be.  Everyone will  like that the kits contain everything you need for a project and that the projects are planned out for you.

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Vintage Leaves, a Mason Jar, and PPA 266

PPA 266

I saw these mason jar candle holders on Pinterest and wanted to try my hand at them.  The Pals Paper Arts color challenge were the exact colors I had in mind for this project!  Of course, you can make these jars for any holiday just using a different shaped stencil.

PPA 266


Here is my project recipe:

Stamp Set – Vintage Leaves, Truly Grateful
Cardstock – Delightul Dijon, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink – CajunCraze, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories – Leaflets Framelits,  Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  (non-Stampin’ Up! supplies: quart canning jar, chalk craft paint and paint brush)

For my jar, I used the Leaflets Framelits Dies to make the stencil.  I had some sheets of washi tape so my stencil stuck to the jar but you can apply any paper stencil with temporary adhesive, too.   The jar was painted with the chalk paint and then the stencil was removed and the decorations attached.

My jar is filled with popcorn but you can add dried beans, rice, etc.

I have had some interest in doing these at a class.  If you want to attend a class and make a jar like this, please leave a comment below and let me know if a weeknight or weekend class would work better for you.

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Happy Stamping!


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