From All of Us

One of my regular card class attendees recently had a fall and was injured.  Since she had to miss the last class, I made a note card for the class group to sign so it could be sent to cheer her up.  The Gang’s All Meer stamp set with the “from all of us” greeting along with the gang of meerkats made the perfect note card.  Aren’t the meerkats and their expressions cute?  They certainly guarantee smiles!  The Gang’s All Meer is in the Sale-a-Bration brochure and is available for FREE with a $50 purchase (before tax & shipping) until March 31, 2020.   From All of Us

Details on making the card:

The base is a Whisper White note card from a package of the Note Cards & Envelopes in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Stamp the “gang” and the “from all of us greeting” onto a 4-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Use the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends  to color the meerkats.  With the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend color the ground.  Cut a 15″ piece of Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon.  Color the ribbon with the Dark Pool Party Blends.  Allow ribbon to dry for a few minutes, then tie the around the card front.  Attach the card front to a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Pool Party cardstock.  To complete the card, attach the Pool Party layer to the note card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

The good news is Deborah has recuperated and will be stamping with the group at our upcoming class.  We’re excited for her return!

Just a reminder…

Sale-a-bration continues until March 31, 2020.  With qualifying purchases of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you can order FREE product.  Check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure under the Catalog link.  Note: the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo Pack (Item #152314)  and the Kerchief Card Kit have sold out.  As a reminder, Sale-a-Bration brochure product quantities are limited and may run out before the end of the promotion.  

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The Host Code for February is ATS2GYY2 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  

NEW 3D Tutorial Bundle and Blog Hop

Welcome to 2020! It’s January, a New Year, and to celebrate we have a fantastic New offer for you!  It’s the launch of our 3D Tutorial Bundle!  Today, we’re celebrating with a blog hop!  In addition to the 3D Tutorial Bundle, we’re each sharing a second project created using the same stamp set or bundle that has been used in our Tutorial Bundle Project.  The theme for this month is Valentine’s Day.

The projects designed for the 3D tutorial bundle aren’t available elsewhere online.  Therefore, you’ll receive EXCLUSIVE projects in the tutorial bundle.  In addition, you’ll receive both Imperial and Metric project measurements.

By the way, have you checked out the amazing line up of designers for this round?  Yes, they are pretty amazing and talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!


Time for a Sneak Peek of the projects created for the month of January:

If you want to see the full projects and receive the tutorials for each, you will need to get the 3D Tutorial Bundle.

It was so much fun creating with the Honey Bee Bundle that I decided to create a quick and easy note card to use for Valentine’s Day.  I am in love with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper!  It is a Sale-a-bration FREE item so you can get it with an order of $50 or more (before taxes & shipping).  Check out the card photo below. How cute is the Designer Series Paper?!  

Cover the front of a note card with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper. Then stamp sentiment using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set in the Annual Catalog.  Cut the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  A piece of Gold Foil Sheet is also cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Attach the Gold Foil stitched rectangle to the card front and layer the sentiment atop the gold foil using Stampin’ Dimensionals.   Stamp Happy Valentine’s Day from the Meant to Be Stamp Set to the card interior with the Real Red ink.   

To complete the card, add Real Red Basic Rhinestones to each side of the sentiment.  With the honey bee from the Honey Bee Stamp set, stamp two bees onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Black ink.   Cut the honey bees using the coordinating Honey Bee Dies. Attach one of the honey bees to the card front (refer to photo for placement) and one to the card interior.  Tie a knotted bow using a piece of the 3/8″ Real Red Ribbon and attach to sentiment layer using mini glue dots.  Also, don’t forget the envelope! 

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and January 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  Note: be sure to register and allow me to contact you so I receive notice of your order and can send the tutorial. 

2. Purchase January’s  3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at and I will send you a PayPal Invoice and upon receipt of payment, will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  (Plus during Sale-A-Bration is a great time to join Stampin’ Up!)  

You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

Thank you for stopping by!  For the next several weeks, I will be traveling with my husband on a “bucket list” trip.  Therefore, I appreciate your patience awaiting my response due to limited internet that we may experience. Follow me on my Facebook page as I’ll being sharing photos of our travels!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for January is 6QHPCCUD.  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 


We Have Cows!

Yes, in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, we have cows!  The Over the Moon stamp set will have you smiling.  The set is so darn cute, you can’t help but be happy.  I have had lots of fun using the set.  For the open house, I made a couple of cards and a tag to attach to a mini-milk carton filled with milk duds.  

Card #1 Details:

In addition to highlighting the Over the Moon stamp set on this first card, it also features the new In-Color Terracotta Tile.  The card base is Terracotta Tile cardstock with a layer of Whisper White cardstock.  The top layer is the coordinating gingham check from the 2019-2021 In-Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Pack.  A strip of coordinating Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon tucked below the cow layer adds that “little extra something”.  Stamp the cow onto Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends.  The colors on the cow’s spots below are Smoky Slate Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends with a touch of Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blends.  To create the shadow effect, use the light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  The Ivory Stampin’ Blend highlights the nostrils of the cow.  Stamp the sentiment with the Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  Lastly, cut the shape using the large circle Stitched Shapes Die.   Doesn’t this cow make you smile?

Over the Moon Stamp Set featuring Dream Big and Terracotta Tile In-Color

Card #2 Details:

For the second card, one of the new Scalloped Note Cards creates the card base along with another of the Over the Moon stamps.  The Scalloped Note Cards and coordinating envelopes help simplify card making.  The set contains 5 each of four colors: Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Light Pink and Terracotta Tile.  To recreate the card below, stamp the cow onto Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Color using the cow spots using the Light and Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.  Complete the coloring using Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends for the boots, Old Olive for the leaves and Daffodil Delight for the daisy center.  Oh don’t forget, color the cow’s horns and nostrils using the Ivory Stampin’ Blends.  Cut using the Layering Ovals Dies.  Finish by stamping the sentiment onto a strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock and tying a bow with Whisper White Baker’s Twine. 

Stampin' Up! Over the Moon  stamp set and Scalloped Note Card

Last but not least…

 are the milk cartons with the cow tag.  Talk about a fun project!  Several of the items for this project are retired product but the cows just scream to be added to a milk carton!  The milk cartons are cut using a retired Milk Carton die but you can find ready cut milk cartons available on Amazon.  The clothes pins to hold the tag are also retired but the new Mini Library Clips would work wonderfully.  Of course, I forgot to add them to my order!   The Love What You Do stamp set has the perfect stamps to create the “cow spots” on the milk carton!  The cow was colored as in card #2 and cut using the 2″ circle punch.  The Starburst Punch creates the base of either Terracotta Tile or Pretty Peacock cardstock which showcases the cow.  All attendees at the Open House were able to take a milk carton home with them.

I hope these cows make you smile too!  Be sure to order the Over the Moon stamp set and have fun creating a variety of projects.  Contact me ( if you need assistance placing your order.  

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

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