Wine Lovers – this stamp set is for you!

My husband makes wine here at home, so when I first saw the Half Full stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, I knew I just had to have it.  I finally had a chance to ink it up and here is my first card.

Stampin Up Half Full  wine card idea - Debra Simonis Stampinup

I stamped “Happy Birthday” on the inside of the card.  I’ll be making more cards with this stamp set.

Half Full stamp set wine lover

Half Full stamp set – Item # 144999

Card Recipe

Stamp Set – Half Full
Cardstock – Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
Ink – Tranquil Tide, Sahara Sand
Accessories – Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Corrugated Elements, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Free Gift from me when you use September Host Code VCXATZFC at checkout.


Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!


To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

Start Ordering from the Holiday Catalog

I know you have been waiting patiently (or maybe not so patiently) for September 1st so you can order from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Woo Hoo!  That day is finally here!

You are going to LOVE the new Catalog.  With so many fun, new products available, there is something for everyone!  Here are some videos to see products in action:

Snowflake Sentiments Bundle

Ready for Christmas Bundle

Watercolor Christmas Project Kit

Year of Cheer Suite

Hearts Come Home Bundle

Graveyard Gate Bundle

Carols of Christmas Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack

Quilted Christmas Suite

Smitten Mittens Bundle

When you are ready to place your order, don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack for discounted papercrafting products.

If your order is less than $150, please use Host Code VCXATZFC at checkout.  For orders of $150 and more (before shipping/tax), you will earn Host Rewards that can be used for the Exclusive Host Stamp Sets or any other products in the Catalog.  Either way, you will receive a FREE Gift from me!

AND…if your order is $300 or more (before shipping/tax), you will receive an EXTRA Bonus Stamp Set, Merry Patterns.

Stampin Up Merry Patterns Christmas card idea - Debra Simonis Stampinup

FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set available with $300 order now through October 31st.

You can also gather orders from friends/family so you reach the $300 (before shipping/tax) to earn this FREE Bonus Stamp Set.  You have the option to have a Catalog Only Party or Host and In-Person event.

Questions???  Ready to set the date?

Email me: [email protected]

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Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!

To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

Back to School Pencil Card

Here is a card that I made to send my grandchildren for Back to School.  I’m not sure either of them are excited about their first day of school, but everyone loves to receive cards in the mail!

Stampin Up Back to School Pencil Card - Debra Simonis Stampinup

To create the Card Base, start with a 5-1/2″ x 6″ piece of Kraft Cardstock.  Score the 6″ side at 3″ and fold.  You should have a card that is 3″ x 5-1/2″ when folded.  Cut the pencil point using the guidelines in the template bleow.

This is how I marked the card base to create the pencil point.

Here are the measurements for the card pieces:

  • Eraser – Powder Pink cardstock 3/4″ x 3″
  • Pencil – Crushed Curry cardstock 3″ x 3-1/4″ (Score every 1/2″ to create a more realistic pencil barrel.  I cut the ripples free hand)
  • Lead Point – Basic Black cardstock punched a 1-1/4″ Circle

Adhere the Powder Pink, Crushed Curry and Basic Black pieces to the Kraft Card Base.  Trim the Basic Black circle around the pencil point.  Use a corner rounder to round the corners of the eraser end of the card.

Decorate as desired.  I used stamps from previous Paper Pumpkin kits for my sentiment layer.  Here is where you have the opportunity to make it your own.

  • Add your favorite student’s name to create personalized pencils
  • Stamp with “thank you”  and give a set of cards as a wonderful Back to School Gift for any teacher.

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Join us at our Fall Stamp Camp!

Early Bird Registration Ends on Sept. 1st – —Sign Up Today!!!! RSVP: [email protected]

2 Sessions to choose from:
9:00 AM – Noon (only 3 seats available)
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Plan to stamp and assemble a variety of projects (mostly cards) that we prepare using Stampin’ Up! products.. Bring your choice of adhesive (enough to assemble 8-10 projects) and a scissors. See displays and demonstrations, network with fellow stampers and WIN PRIZES!

Registration Fee – $35.00
Early Bird Registration – $30.00, if paid by Sept. 1st

Comfort Suites Conference Room
300 N. Division St.
Stevens Point, WI 54482

(Hosted by Debra Simonis & Diane Simonick)

Email: [email protected] to reserve your seat for this fun event.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!



To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds