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Detailed Dragonfly and Petite Petals – Alternative Paper Pumpkin for April 2017


Hey Guys! I am dropping in late tonight with the promised second alternative project for April 2017 Paper Pumpkin. This is the other alternative project for April 2017 Paper Pumpkin that I promised.

You can see the first April 2017 Alternative Paper Pumpkin card in this post from last week.

Enjoy today’s handmade card featuring these great products from the Stampin’ Up Retirement List:

  • Petite Petals Clear Mount Stamps
  • Petite Petals Punch
  • Jar of Love BUNDLE DISCOUNT
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack

Get them while supplies last!

This alternative project for April 2017 Paper Pumpkin also features a few 2017-18 Stampin’ Up Catalog Sneak Peeks, keep an out for them.

Enjoy this handmade card video tutorial and free printable project sheet. Thank you for stopping by today!
Stay Crafty!

Get your Petite Petals Dragonfly Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project Sheet HERE.

Shop the Stampin’ Up! Retirement Sale


Get the the Annual Catalog Retiring List (Excel) HERE
Click to download the Occasions Catalog Retiring List (Excel) HERE
Click to download the Retired List – includes both catalogs (Excel) HERE
Retiring Product PDF List HERE

Shop HERE – use the host code: 4WJPBKWR for a special thank you gift from me.

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin, subscribe and save 25% through June 10th

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Hey Guys! Let’s craft along with Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin! Have you thought about what it might be like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin? Does any of these describe you?

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin is the answer! First time subscribers can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin now through June 10th and SAVE 25% on their June, July and August kits!
As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you will look forward to:

  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Something new and different every month

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin Save 25%

Let’s craft together through my latest Paper Pumpkin kit, then if you still have questions, email me. No questions, ready to subscribe?

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin HERE, be sure to use the code “STARTHERE”.

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin Save 25%

Shop the Stampin’ Up! Retirement Sale


Get the the Annual Catalog Retiring List (Excel) HERE
Click to download the Occasions Catalog Retiring List (Excel) HERE
Click to download the Retired List – includes both catalogs (Excel) HERE
Retiring Product PDF List HERE

Place a Stampin Up order HERE – use the host code: PWBWYQNN for a special thank you gift from me.

Current Kitchen Table Stamper Class:

Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom June

Cool Treats Summer Cards Class

Did you know that you can now take my classes in person, To Go or online? For more information and to register, click HERE.

Stampin Up Retirement Sale + Sneak Peek = a Perfect blend


Hey Guys! I have a perfect blend of best of the Stampin Up Retirement Sale and a hot new 2017-18 catalog sneak peek for you.

Don’t miss these hot deals on the Stampin Up Retirement Sale:

  • Lift Me Up Bundle – Save 10% with the bundle discount. Both items will be available in the in the new catalog, but the bundle discount will be GONE!
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack – regularly $10 on sale for only $6
  • Sprinkles Embellishments – regularly $5.50 on sale for only $2.75
  • Bermuda Bey 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon – regularly $6 on sale for just $3.60

Keep an eye out for these brand new Stampin Up product sneak peeks:

  • Eastern Beauty Stamp Set – available in the Eastern Palace Bundles May 1st through May 31st on Customer Pre-Order Special. Check out this post for more information.
  • Label Me Pretty Bundle – available June 1st.

Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy this thank you card making tutorial and printable project sheet.

Get your Lift Me Up with Label Me Pretty Project Sheet HERE.

Don’t miss out on these PROMOTIONS:

Shop the Stampin’ Up! Retirement Sale

Get the the Annual Catalog Retiring List (Excel) HERE
Click to download the Occasions Catalog Retiring List (Excel) HERE
Click to download the Retired List – includes both catalogs (Excel) HERE
Retiring Product PDF List HERE

Place a Stampin Up order HERE – use the host code: PWBWYQNN for a special thank you gift from me.

Current Kitchen Table Stamper Class:

Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classes
Nailed It Masculine Card Class – Did you know that you can now take my classes in person, To Go or online? For more information and to register, click HERE.

Stampin Up Retirement List Highlights

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Hey Guys, Today I want to touch on the Stampin Up Retirement List highlights with you! There is so much good going away, don’t miss out! Let me run you though the highlights before you place your Stampin Up order.

Here are my Stampin Up Retirement List Highlights TOP TEN:

  • 10: Reinkers – They are not retiring but the price is going up 50 cents each in the new catalog.
  • 9: 2015-2017 In Color EVERYTHING – Ink Pads and Cardstock especially. Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder specifically.
  • 8: Bundle Prices!! All current bundle discounts are gone in the new catalog EVEN if the stamps and dies are carrying over. If you want it anyway, buy the bundle now and SAVE 10%
  • 7: Endless Thanks – I didn’t get enough time with this set.
  • 6: Writing Notes Background – It was a go to stamp for added interest!
  • 5: Petite Petals and the Petite Petal Punch – I will miss making embellishments in any color any time! The punch is on SALE for $9.10. Trust me, these will earn their keep!
  • 4: All Project Life – Enjoy the discounts and GET READY for something new and FUN!
    3: 12×12 Cardstock Assortments – 12×12 Cardstock seems to be getting few and far between. It might be a good time to stock up.
  • 2: 12 x 12 Designer Paper Series Stacks! – UGH it’s a basic, a staple, the In Colors as well as the Brights, Regals, Subtles and Neutrals are all going. There will be only ONE new In Color stack with different floral patters to replace all of these GEMS.
  • 1: Die Brush – what a frustration saver! On Sale for $7 from $11 – It’s returning in the new 2017-18 Catalog for $12.50
  • There it is, my top ten Stampin Up Retirement List Highlights. As of the writing of the post all the products I am featuring on the list are available to order, however the products on Retirement List are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Be sure to place your Stampin Up order soon for best selection!

    Get your Writing Notes Endless Thanks Project Sheet HERE.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: PWBWYQNN for a special thank you gift from me.

    Kitchen Table Stamper Catch Up Day


    It’s Kitchen Table Stamper Catch Up DAY!! Today is a much needed day for me to catch up! I am so behind on my correspondence. Today, I am in thank you mass production mode. I had a wonderful March because of all of you!

    Thank you for your Stampin Up orders in March. I am so grateful to you, my customers, for the way you have supported me in my Stampin’ Up! business endeavor. I have had goals to make this business a job, an income, to help my husband as he works so hard to support us. You are making it possible. Your support, and your business, means so much to me! Today is a day for me to put together a little happy mail to spoil you.

    Thank you for joining Stampin Up on my team in March. Thank you for remaining on my team and achieving so much in March! Lemme just brag on my girls for a minute because they are killin’ it! Everyone, whether in it for the hobby or the business, is achieving their goals! No one is in pending, all my hobby demos are making their minimums and keeping their discount. My Stampin Up business builders are doing AMAZING things! I am so proud of my team! Today is a day for me to recognize them and to welcome the new members.

    Today, I am crafting thank you notes and packing envelopes. I am writing personal notes of gratitude. April has been a crazy busy month with OnStage the weekend before last, and with the Easter celebration in my home yesterday. I need a little time to catch up.

    I will be back soon with some more tutorials for you. There might even be some peeks at new 2017-18 Stampin Up catalog products coming your way. Thank you for stopping by today and thank you for your support and involvement in my business. I am so filled with gratitude.
    Love,
    Marisa

    2017 Stampin Up Retirement Sale meets Dragonfly Dreams

    Hey Guys! The 2017 Stampin Up Retirement Sale is on! There are tons of products retiring from the Stampin Up 2017-18 Annual Catalog as well as from the 2017 Occasions Catalog, some products are up to 50% off! Things are selling out everyday. I can’t believe how fast. This is my first Stampin Up Retirement Sale, as a demonstrator, and I am surprised.

    There are lots of items on this card that are on the 2017 Stampin Up Retirement Sale. Those products are only available while supplies last, so shop early for your best selection.

    Check out the Stampin Up Retirement List in an Excel Spreadsheet HERE.

    You can also download the Stampin Up Retirement List as a PDF HERE.

    Now on to today’s card, it is the second card in a series of two. It features Dragonfly Dreams from the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Dragonfly Dreams is carrying over to the 2017-18 Stampin Up Annual Catalog, but like most current bundles the bundle discount is not. Get them as a bundle while supplies last and save 10%.

    Get your Dragonfly Dreams Retirement Series Card 2 of 2 Project Sheet HERE.

    Shop Stampin’ Up! HERE – use the host code: 3ZVWZEXR for a special thank you gift from me.

    Dragonfly Dreams Meets Stampin Up Retirement List

    Stampin Up Retirement List
    Hey Guys! The Stampin Up Retirement List has been announced! There are tons of products retiring from the Stampin Up 2017-18 Annual Catalog as well as from the 2017 Occasions Catalog, some products are up to 50% off!

    Today’s card is the first card in a series of two. It features Dragonfly Dreams from the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Dragonfly Dreams is carrying over to the 2017-18 Stampin Up Annual Catalog, but like most current bundles the bundle discount is not. Get them as a bundle while supplies last and save 10%.

    Come back tomorrow for another beautiful Dragonfly Dreams thank you note card video tutorial.

    There are lots of items on this card that are on the Stampin Up Retirement List. Those products are only available while supplies last. Things are selling out rather quickly, so shop early for your best selection.

    Check out the Stampin Up Retirement List in an Excel Spreadsheet HERE.

    You can also download the Stampin Up Retirement List as a PDF HERE.

    Get your Dragonfly Dreams Retirement Series Card 1 of 2 Project Sheet HERE.

    Shop Stampin’ Up! HERE – use the host code: 3ZVWZEXR for a special thank you gift from me.

    place a Sale-a-bration order, sale ends in just over 24 hours


    Hey Guys! It’s not too late to place a Sale-a-bration order and get the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper free!

    Today, I have a card inspired by a gift from my Stampin’ Up! team leader. I got the happiest mail, you will have to watch the video to see what it was. I was so excited about the gift, I made my self a notebook to match. With the scraps I made this greeting card. Best part?

    The Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper, which I used on both the card and notebook, is free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration!

    Place a sale-a-braiton order soon, there’s just over 24 hours left.

    Shop Stampin’ Up! HERE – use the host code: 3ZVWZEXR for a special thank you gift from me.

    Here is a picture of the notebook I made to match the awesome gift. Sorry the pictures are not the best. It was storming here in the Chicago Area.

    I am taking my fancy notebook to OnStage in next week! I can not wait to go meet with and stamp with my Stampin’ Up! team. I can’t wait to get the new Stampin’ Up! catalog in my hands!

    Have you ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up!? If you have, it’s a great time to join! The new Stampin’ Up! catalog is coming!

    If you have any questions about what it’s like to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please call me. (847)922-6795. I would love to talk to you. Maybe you are ready to join, it only takes a few minutes and there is nothing to lose!

    Join my Stampin’ Up! team HERE

    I have swaps to make and so much to do with the end of Sale-a-bration here! Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to stop in. Enjoy the card tutorial and project sheet.

    Get your You’re Sublime Toadally Awesome Card Project Sheet HERE

    Shop Stampin’ Up! HERE – use the host code: 3ZVWZEXR for a special thank you gift from me.

    How to use your Stampin’ Up! Popcorn Box Thinlits to make a CUTE Easter pouch basket


    Hi Guys!
    I have two matching projects in one video tutorial for you today! I hope it’s not to hard to follow along as I craft both a Popcorn Box Thinlits pouch basket and matching mini card featuring the new Basket Bunch Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog.

    Do you have your own copies of the 2017 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog? If you don’t, and you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please fill out the catalog request form and I will send them out to you right away!

    Enjoy the tutorial! Thank you for stopping by today!

    Get your Basket Bunch Popcorn Box Framelits Basket and Mini Card Project Sheet HERE.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: FVKPVZ66 for a special thank you gift from me.

    Make more cards to send with the Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe #3

    Wonder Recipe #3
    Hey Guys!
    It’s a two candies (stamping Easter treats), three cookies (those evil girl scouts) and eight ice cream cones kinda day today. At least these ice cream cones have no calories!

    Today, I have another Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe #3 for you! It’s a totally different layout then this one, so it should liven things up! You can make 4 and 4 of the two different layouts. Try it and share on the Kitchen Table Stamper Craft Social.

    Join the Social HERE

    make more cards, faster

    My card today features Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats Bundle and the coordinating Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper, both are now in the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Grab some of your Stampin’ Up! supplies and give it a try! See ya at the Social.

    Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy the video tutorial and printable project sheet with full color photo, cutting diagram, measurements and supply list.

    Cool Treats Wonder Recipe #3 Project Sheet HERE.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: FVKPVZ66 for a special thank you gift from me.

    Chicago Area Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator March Class Sample – Lift Me Up

    Hi Guys!
    Stampin’ Up! Stamp Class is always the second Monday night at 7pm in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio.

    Currently we are doing four (or more) cards or projects and refreshments while rotating the hostess rewards. Class is $18 and everything you need is provided.

    Don’t worry if you’re not local to the Chicago Area– online workshops are coming.

    This card featuring Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up Bundle and Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper is just one of the cards we will be making on March 13th.

    It’s not too late to join us! RSVP via paypal here:





    THank you for stopping by today! If you craft in the Chicago area I hope you will consider a class, it’s tons of FUN.

    Enjoy this Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up thank you card video tutorial and printable project sheet.

    Get your free printable, saveable Lift Me Up Project Sheet HERE.

    Oh So Succulent Bundle meets Paper & Ink Sketch #4


    Hey Guys!

    It’s time for the Paper & Ink Sketches #4! Whoop! I can’t wait to see what you do with it. Grab your Stampin’ Up! supplies, make a card and share with us at the Kitchen Table Stamper Craft Social.

    Join the Social HERE

    My card was a challenge from some regulars at my second Monday card class. They wanted me to use the Delicate Details stamp set that is free for Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase. I did it, and if I do say so, it looks great! 😀

    I combined with the Oh So Succulent Bundle and a sentiment from another free Sale-a-bration stamp set, Avant Garden.

    Can you believe we are about to enter the final month of Sale-a-bration?! have you gotten all the freebies you want?

    Shop HERE – use the host code: C4K7JP7Q for a special thank you gift from me.

    Enjoy the newest Paper & Ink Sketch, printable project sheet and video tutorial. Thank you for stopping by today!

    Get your Oh SO Succulent Paper Ink Sketches #4 Project Sheet HERE

    Get the Paper & Ink Sketches #4 without measurements HERE

    Get the Paper & Ink Sketches #4 with measurements HERE

    Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats Speedy Quick Clean and Simple Card Making Tutorial


    Hey Guys!
    I have so much to share today!

    First, beginning today, you can choose from three additional FREE Sale-a-bration products!

    That’s right! While supplies last, you can get Stampin’ Up! Reverse Words, Make a Medallion or the 6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment FREE with your $50 Stampin Up! purchase. More choices, more fun, more FREE!

    Shop HERE – use the host code: C4K7JP7Q for a special thank you gift from me.

    Next I have a Cool Treats Clean and Simple card making tutorial for you!

    Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats, Frozen Treats Framelits and Tasty Treats Specialty DSP really shine in this SWEET greeting card.

    Enjoy the card making video tutorial and the printable project sheet.

    Get your Cool Treats Speedy Quick CAS Card Project Sheet HERE

    Lastly, did you know that Kitchen Table Stamper email subscribers get more ideas and tutorials FREE! Subscribers get stuff that you never see!

    More Cool Treats, like this one, for subscribers only!

    Get in the know, subscribe today.

    Stampin’ Up! Just Keep Swimming + FREE Avant Garden Wonder Recipe #2


    Hey Guys!
    I can not wait to do some card making and stamping! I have set aside most of this weekend, starting as soon as I am done with this post, for paper crafts. Squee!

    Today I have a Wonder Recipe #2 card for you featuring Stampin’ Up! Just Keep Swimming (2017 Occasions Catalog), Avant Garden (FREE with a $50 order for Sale-a-bration) and Writing Notes Background Stamp (2016-17 Annual Catalog).

    Sale-a-bration is ON now! Don’t miss your chance to receive products like Avant Garden FREE.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: C4K7JP7Q for a special thank you gift from me.

    TRUE STORY:

    Monday I needed a quick card that was smaller than 4 1/4″ wide because I was sending it with a project kit in an A10 envelope.

    It had to be quick because I didn’t realize that A10 envelopes wouldn’t accommodate the 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ cards I had already made!

    I really wanted to get the project kit out to my customers that day! How was I going to do that if I had to design (and make bunches of) an entirely new thank you card??

    WONDER RECIPE #2, that’s how!

    I grabbed my 6 x 6″ Playful Palette DSP and cut a sheet according to the Wonder Recipe #2.

    I gathered stamps, cardstock and ink. Stampin’ Up! supplies all coordinate perfectly with each other.

    This card came together so quickly, and with the Wonder Recipe, I was able to make it in multiples of six with no waste.

    I had plenty of cards to send and some to save for later. AWESOME.

    Enjoy the video tutorial and the printable project sheet with cutting diagram, measurements and supply list.

    THank you for stopping by today! May you make many cards this weekend too!

    Get your Just Keep Swimming Wonder Recipe #2 Project Sheet HERE

    Egg-stra Special Stmapin’ Up! Basket Bunch Easter Card

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    Hey Guys!
    I have another version of the Paper & Ink Sketches #3 card sketch in the Egg-stra Special Easter card.

    I used Stampin’ Up! Basket Bunch Bundle and Tasty Treats Specialty DSP from the Stmapin’ Up! 2017 Occasions catalog and Avant Garden from the Sale-a-bration Catalog to make this punny Egg-stra special card. Isn’t Sale-a-bration the best time of the year?!

    I am really enjoying all the free Stampin’ Up products I have earned. If your Stampin’ Up! wish list is long, Sale-a-bration is a wonderful time to treat yo’self.

    Shop HERE  – Remember if your order is less than $150, use the host code: C4K7JP7Q for a special thank you gift from me.

    Get your Basket Bunch Egg-stra Special Card Project Sheet HERE

    Get your Paper & Ink Sketches #3 with Measurements HERE

    Get your Paper & Ink Sketches #3 HERE