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Gift card holder tutorial!


Hey stampers,
I posted a cute gift card holder the other day (June 25th)  and had several requests for directions so I did a tutorial with the help of my daughter Lindsey….she is the hand model holding things so I could snap the pictures.

The original project was done with the Urban Oasis paper and since that is retiring today, I thought I would switch it to the new Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper. I got the original idea from a project on Shelli’s blog. It was a gift she gave to Stampin’Up employees. You can fit 2 gift cards in it or a gift card in one slot and a note in the other one.





This is the finished project and here is how you do it…..






Cut your designer series paper to 4 x 8.









Cut your cardstock in half so that it is 8 1/2 by 5 1/2.









Score the cardstock at 4 and 8 on the long side and at 2 3/4 on the short side.








Fold the flap over at the end and put your snail adhesive down that edge.







Bring the other side over and close it.























Now fold it in half from the bottom.








Leaving it folded, lay the folded piece on the edge of your top note die so that the folded edge is hanging off. You want a little more than half of it hanging off the edge. Make sure you have it centered evenly too.




Run it through with it hanging out like this.










You will be left with this cool looking edge.















Apply your snail adhesive to one side of the project and then flip it over and line it up about 1/8 inch from the top edge of your designer paper.















Now apply the adhesive to the other side and press it down (I have flipped it around in this picture)









Then I used the eyelet border punch along the top edge and then folded that over.





Tie with a ribbon and add your tag and you are all set. Super quick and easy project.

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Blog Candy Winner!!


The winner of this week’s blog candy is Patti Barish! Congratulations Patti on winning the chipboard and pockets and pieces pack. Thanks to everyone who left a comment and I will post another contest this week!


Cute gift card holder…



This is another one of the projects we are doing at stamp camp this weekend. I got the idea from Shelli’s blog. She had made something similar for employees at Stampin Up. It took me a while to figure out how the edges were done and then I finally realized that it is the top note die and you put your paper on the outside edge to get this kind of bracket look. 

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Last chance big coupon sale!


Hey everyone!

It is the last week to order from the current Stampin UP catalog and I am going to offer a 2 Day Only Special! 

From today through Wed at 8pm, I am offering a big coupon sale!

You can pick up to 5 items from the Big catalog or the Occasions mini for 30% off !!!!

So, if you have been saving up for the Big Shot, Big Shot Starter kit, the markers, or anything else big, now is the time to get it. Plus, if your order is over $100, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE set of the new in color markers!!! They are so pretty and are valued at $17.95!

and…if your order is over $150, you can also get the hostess benefits too!

Important note!!! You must email me or call me  757-436-2949 with your orders. If you put them in online, it will not give you the discount price.





Blog Candy giveaway time!



It is time for another blog candy giveaway….my sale basket is overflowing with retired stuff and I am just giving it away.  So, you know the deal. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on my blog. This week’s prize is a pack of our retired chipboard accents and the Pockets and Pieces die cut pack.

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Country Living BBQ Special!


I know I am a few days late in posting this one. I totally forgot about it. I am so used to specials starting on the first of every month, I wasn’t paying attention.  Anyway, here you go!

Country Living Summer Cookout Kit

June 15th to August 31st, 2009

Make your summertime gatherings special with the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit

Spending time with family and friends can make the splendid, lazy days of summer ones you’ll always remember. With the simple and speedy projects in the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit, every occasion to gather becomes a reason to celebrate!

For just $24.95, you’ll have what you need to throw a smashing summer barbecue, including

  • Dig In stamp set
  • Die-cut table tents (two each of four colors)
  • Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create eight shish kabob invitations
  • Die-cut coasters (three each of four colors)
  • Die-cut tags (four each of four colors)
  • 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of two colors)
  • Printed recipe cards (four)
  • Linen thread (five yards)
  • Ruby Red Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot

This offer is only available June 15 – July 31 (or while supplies last).

To place your Stampin’ Up order online  24-7, click here  this is item # 118070

Plus, in a special offer from Country Living, subscribe to a full year of Country Living magazine-12 issues-for just $10! Click here to learn more.


One more stamp camp sneak peek


Here is one more sneak peek project from stamp camp that we are doing next weekend.  This is another one of those cute scallop bags made with the big shot. These are just so quick and easy to make. THey are just perfect for wedding favors, baby shower favors, etc.

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Another stamp camp sneak peek….


I took a couple more pics of my stamp camp projects. This one I copied right off Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts. SHe has some awesome ideas and videos on her site. These little totes are so adorable and make great little favors. THey are made with the box #2 die and you must have the new extended crease pad to use this one.

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Anyone want some S’mores?






This idea came right off the Stampin’ Up website. How cute are these? They would make great party favors at a BBQ this summer and they are super easy to make. All of the supplies you need are listed below but you could make them even simpler by just stamping instead of cutting the pieces out if you want to save time.


Under The Stars
Real Red 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
Earth Elements 12X12 Textured Card Stock
Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
Creamy Caramel Craft Stampin’ Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad
Large Flat Cello Bags
Linen Thread
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Blender Pens
Stamping Sponges

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Bag with Scallops



I am trying to use up all of the extra DSP (designer series paper) I have that is getting ready to retire so I made these boxes using the Big Shot Bag with Scallops die and Good Morning Sunshine paper. This paper goes so well with the Cheep Talk set . These bags are a snap to make too. THe saying on the front is from Great Friend and I layered that onto the scallop circle punch. You can whip out a ton of these as favors in no time.

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