Kitchen Table Stamper Camp Wanna Stamp – Oceanography Badge Mermaid Version

Hey Guys! There has been some talk about Camp Wanna Stamp but there has been no official announcement until today. Spaces are already filling fast! I am so excited about all the fun things we are going to make this year.

Camp Wanna Stamp Oceanography Badge Mermaid

Here is a peek at what we will be doing on August 26th OR this year, for the first time ever, TO GO at Camp Wanna Stamp. These are two projects that you will complete in order to earn your Oceanography Badge.

Spaces are limited in person and the total number of kits is set. If you are interested in attending or if you want a kit TO GO please register as soon as possible.

Camp Wanna Stamp Details:

Camp Wanna Stamp is coming August 26th 10am – 3pm for here or to go. FIVE badges – 10 projects (maybe 12…I have a lot of ideas!) $50.
Badges included.

Campers for the in person event will also enjoy lunch and snacks. *Please bring your favorite picnic side dish or salad with the printed recipe if you are so inclined.

To Go Campers pay postage of $14 Flat Rate USPS or free scheduled pick up.

I have a limited number of kits – please RSVP asap.

Firm limit, I am sorry. Late RSVPs will be turned away.

Your payment secures your spot or your kit. First paid, first served. Checks, Cash, Chase Pay or Paypal all welcome.

Register your spot for Camp Wanna Stamp HERE on August 26th using this Paypal link.

Register for your To Go Camp Wanna Stamp Kit using this Paypal link.

Get your Camp Wanna Stamp Oceanography Mermaid Project Sheet HERE

Shop HERE – use the host code: 6AEKJTEB for a special thank you gift from me.

Carols of Christmas In July plus Coffee and a Card this Wednesday

Carols of Christmas Coffee and a Card
Hey Guys! Coffee and a Card is this Wednesday! This is the card we will be making. Please text me if you are planning on joining us. (847) 922-6795

Coffee and a Card

We will be using Carols of Christmas in Coffee and a Card on Wednesday, July 26th at 10 am to noon in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio.

Do you live in the Chicago area? Are you an adult paper crafter? Then you are WELCOME, please bring a friend. Drop in when you want, make a card, have a warm beverage, leave when you are all done. This class is open house style. Great for beginners!

This card project and coffee, tea or cocoa is just $5. Your project and beverage are free with a $35 Stampin’ Up! order.

Carols of Christmas is a BRAND NEW stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Stampin Up Demonstrators can order it now BUT new Stampin Up Demonstrators are getting Carols of Christmas FREE in their Starter Kits this month!

Click HERE to learn more about joining my Stampin Up! team, the Kitchenettes.

Enjoy this Carols of Christmas card making tutorial video. Thank you for stopping by today and spending a little time with me!

Get your Carols of Christmas Coffee and a Card Project Sheet HERE.

Shop HERE – use the host code: 6AEKJTEB for a special thank you gift from me.

Stampin Up Wood Crate with Candy Fruits and updates from Kitchen Table Stamper


Hey Guys! I have a really cute Stampin Up Wood Crate with Candy Fruits project tutorial for you today!

I love this farmers market style wooden crate. The crate, made with Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits, is about 3 1/4 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches deep and tall. It’s got a large capacity and can hold a lot of treats. I wanted to find something that filled the wood crate and was a nice scale to the size of the crate. Because the crate can hold so much, it can get pricey to fill. These Au’some Candy Fruits were the perfect find! I am so pleased with them! I included an Amazon link below if you are interested, check them out.

August Class Update

It continues to be quiet on the blog – I am starting to get back on track after a few weeks of family stuff.

Garden In Bloom Stationary Set

The cards are all made for the August 14th card making class, however the ribbon for the card box is on back order. The set isn’t complete…yet. I will share the project without the ribbon soon if I have too. I want to give you all ample time to get registered. Keep an eye on the blog for the video and registration links.

Camp Wanna Stamp

I am working on Camp Wanna Stamp! If you have been with me for awhile you know, Camp Wanna Stamp is EPIC. I am going to be holding Camp Wanna Stamp on Saturday, August 26th from 10am to 3pm. Save the date! There will be FIVE merit badges to earn at Camp Wanna Stamp this year.

  • Cooking
  • Oceanography
  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Animal Science
  • Insect Study
  • TEN total projects for here or to go! Lunch is included in the in person class.

    I will only have 22 Camp Wanna Stamp kits for here and to go so RSVP as soon as you can! More details are coming very soon!

    Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy the Stampin Up Wood Crate with Candy Fruits tutorial and don’t forget to check out the Candy Fruits, they are PERFECT for the Stampin Up Wood Crate.

    Get your Wood Crate with Candy Fruits Project Sheet HERE.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: 6AEKJTEB for a special thank you gift from me.

    Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Covered Note Pad Tutorial

    Colorful Seasons Covered Note Pad
    Hey Guys! I have a fun Stampin Up Colorful Seasons covered note pad tutorial for you today. I made some of these with the new Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper to send. They are a quick craft to make a very cute to give.

    I included an Amazon link to the 5 in 1 note pads I used. They are 5 35-sheet tablets in one. You just tear them apart at the chipboard backing and cover them. The 3 1/2 x 5″ size is nice for a purse or a bag.

    I need to get out to the grocery store so I can get dinner done. I volunteered for a meal train for a friend who is fighting breast cancer.

    It continues to be a very full and busy summer. I need to move my caboose. I will be back next week with a couple of tutorials for you if all goes to plan.

    I am thinking the next 4 weeks will be two a week blogs so I can spend some time with the kids before they go back to school. I continue to be just a call or text away (847)922-6795. Thank you for spending some of your summer day with me!

    Click here for the Colorful Seasons Covered Note Pad Project Sheet

    I used these Amazon products in my project today:

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    Stampin Up Bonus Days

    If your Stampin Up wish list is long, Bonus Days is a good way to get more products for your money! For every $50 you spend in July you earn a $5 coupon to spend in August. BONUS, right?

    • For every $50 you spend July 1–31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days Coupon to use in August.
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    Stampin Up Message in a Bottle – Coffee and a Card tomorrow!


    Hey Guys! Here is the card making tutorial that I promised you for today! This is the card we are going to make tomorrow at my drop in card making session. Coffee and a Card is every other Wednesday in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio.

    Coffee and a Card is a drop when you can, leave when you are done drop in from 10 am to 12 noon. We make a cute card, chat over coffee and just enjoy the company of crafters while crafting. It’s FUN! All Chicago area adult crafters are welcome. Call or text for directions (847)922-6795

    Enjoy the video tutorial and printable project sheet. Thank you for stopping by today.

    Click HERE for the Message in a Bottle Octopi My Thoughts Project Sheet

    PROMOTIONS and SPECIALS

    Stampin Up Christmas in July
    Have you been thinking about joining the Kitchenettes? Well, NOW is a great time! Join my team in July and get a Essentials Gift Pack with a $72 value PLUS your free Paper Pumpkin plus your starter kit $125 product of your choice and FREE SHIPPING!

    Join my team in July and receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack that includes:

      • *Carols of Christmas Stamp Set
      • Paper Snips
      • Snail Adhesive
      • Grid Paper
      • TWO D Blocks
      • Bone Folder

    *The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set will be featured in the 2017 Stampin Up Holiday Catalog and by joining in July you get it FREE!

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    Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Cable Knit Thinking of You Card Making Tutorial


    Hey Guys! Here is fast and easy thinking of you card tutorial featuring the Stampin Up Colorful Seasons bundle. Colorful Seasons is the focus bundle at Kitchen Table Stamper for July card making class. I thought another idea for the bundle might be nice. I was, however, going to save this card for closer to fall.

    Today, I actually had a fun fold card featuring the Stampin Up Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight Stamp Set but unfortunately the Daisy Punch is on back order again. It is going on stop sell in the morning.

    All that being said, I really love today’s card. It’s right in time for all the ladies who will be receiving their Colorful Seasons bundles next week for the Colorful Seasons Card Making Class. I hope you enjoy the cozy cable knit thinking of you card tutorial. Thank you for stopping by today.

    Get Your Colorful Seasons Cable Knit Thinking of You Project Sheet HERE

    Shop HERE – use the host code: V9HER2GZ for a special thank you gift from me.

    Lemon Zest Glassine Treat Bag

    Lemon Zest Glassine Treat Bag
    Hey Guys! Here is the Lemon Zest Glassine Treat Bag tutorial that I promised.

    I mentioned in this post that things are going to be a little quiet around here. It’s wild busy here getting ready for our 18th Annual Independence Day Bash. Now I am also preparing for some out of town company from July 7th through July 11th. It’s crazy town here! I am so looking forward to my Indiana family coming to visit. I don’t see them often enough. Next week will be light too, but I AM HERE just a text away!

    Now on to the Lemon Zest glassine treat bag tutorial. I made these bags for the girls on my Stmapin Up team who participated in my 2017-18 Stampin Up Catalog Designer Series Paper Sampler. I run a paper sampler when new catalogs are released. It’s a good way for my customers, and for demonstrators on my team, to get an up close look at all the new Stampin Up Designer Series Paper before committing to buying a whole pack of any one design. Awesome. When you are a member of my Stampin Up team, you get a discount on the paper sampler! Double awesome.

    Join my Stampin’ Up! team HERE – wait til July 1st though, trust me.

    These are the treat bags I sent as a thank you. They would make great DIY Party Favors, thank you gifts or would be a nice way to present a gift card.

    Thank you for stopping by today! Have a happy and safe Independence Day.

    Printable Lemon Zest Galssine Treat Bag Project Sheet

    PROMOTIONS and CLASSES


    Hosts, Customers and Demonstrators who place orders of $350 or more, in June, earn a $35 Stampin’ Reward Bonus in addition to the already generous Stampin Rewards. 

    Promotion Details:

    • Promotion dates: June 1–30
    • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
    • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
    • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
    • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order

    Shop HERE – use the host code: V9HER2GZ for a special thank you gift from me.

    Coffee and a Card tomorrow June 28th – Chicago Area Paper Crafters are welcome!


    Hey Guys!  Here is the peek I promised at the card we will be making at Coffee and a Card tomorrow.

    June 28th – Coffee and a Card

    Please join me for coffee and a card on Wednesday June 28th from 10 am to 12 noon.

    Do you live in the Chicago area? Are you an adult paper crafter?  Then you are WELCOME, please bring a friend.

    Coffee and a Card is open to all Chicago Area Paper Crafters and Rubber Stampers! I would love to see you here in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio.

    Drop in when you want, make a card, have a warm beverage, leave when you are all done. This class is open house style. Great for beginners!

    The card project and coffee, tea or cocoa is just $5. Your project and beverage are free with a $35 Stampin’ Up! order.

    Bike Ride Coffee and a Card Project Sheet

    PROMOTIONS and CLASSES


    Hosts, Customers and Demonstrators who place orders of $350 or more, in June, earn a $35 Stampin’ Reward Bonus in addition to the already generous Stampin Rewards. 

    Promotion Details:

    • Promotion dates: June 1–30
    • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
    • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
    • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
    • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order

    Colorful Seasons Card Class

    36 hours left – registration closes tomorrow!

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

    Shop HERE – use the host code: V9HER2GZ for a special thank you gift from me.

    Emboss a Multi-Color Background Card Making with Happy Birthday Gorgeous

    emboss a multi-color background
    Hey Guys! Tonight, I have a birthday card making video tutorial featuring Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. This video tutorial demonstrates a fun technique that allows you to emboss a multi-color background for your handmade birthday cards.

    The bright colorful stripes of color embossed with the starburst texture are a cheery way to wish anyone a very happy birthday! Emboss a multi-color background for your next birthday card because it’s FUN!

    Enjoy the card making video tutorial and printable project sheet below. Thank you for stopping by today! Please let me know how I can help you stay crafty.

    Happy Birthday Gorgeous Balloons Birthday Card Project Sheet

    PROMOTIONS and CLASSES


    Hosts, Customers and Demonstrators who place orders of $350 or more, in June, earn a $35 Stampin’ Reward Bonus in addition to the already generous Stampin Rewards. 

    Promotion Details:

    • Promotion dates: June 1–30
    • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
    • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
    • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
    • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order

    Colorful Seasons 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.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: V9HER2GZ for a special thank you gift from me.

    May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project Idea featuring Coffee Cafe

    May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project Idea
    Hey Guys! I have a really festive May 2017 Paper Pumpkin alternative project idea to share with you today.  The May 2017, Sprinkled with Love, Paper Pumpkin kit thrilled both me and my daughter Violet. Did you see our Paper Pumpkin craft along video?  You can check it out here, if you missed it.

    We made all the Sprinkled with Love cards together and gave them to teachers on the last day of school with Dunkin Dounts gift cards.

    Paper Pumpkin has been a fun and useful gift! My husband bought me a one year Paper Pumpkin subscription for Christmas 2016. I even got to enjoy the Stampin Rewards host benefits on the prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription. Paper Pumpkin has been the gift that keeps on giving!

    Would you like to give the Paper Pumpkin a try?

    Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin HERE

    May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative with Coffee Cafe Project Sheet

    PROMOTIONS and CLASSES


    Hosts, Customers and Demonstrators who place orders of $350 or more, in June, earn a $35 Stampin’ Reward Bonus in addition to the already generous Stampin Rewards. 

    Promotion Details:

    • Promotion dates: June 1–30
    • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
    • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
    • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
    • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order

    Colorful Seasons 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.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: V9HER2GZ for a special thank you gift from me.

    Mixing Textures with Kitchen Table Stamper – A Little Wild card making video

    Mixing Textures with A Little Wild
    Hey Guys! I have a fun card making video for you tonight! It was fun mixing all these great die cut, embossed and stamped textures for very CUTE results!

    I love the combination of the Hexagons 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder, the brand new Burlap Background stamp and the die cut vine from the Little Loves Framelits. Each of these amazing Stampin Up products adds another layer of fabulous texture!

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

    A Little Wild Bee Hive Mixing Textures Project Sheet

    PROMOTIONS and CLASSES


    Hosts, Customers and Demonstrators who place orders of $350 or more, in June, earn a $35 Stampin’ Reward Bonus in addition to the already generous Stampin Rewards. 

    Promotion Details:

    • Promotion dates: June 1–30
    • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
    • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
    • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
    • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order

    Colorful Seasons 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.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: V9HER2GZ for a special thank you gift from me.

    Paper & Ink Sketches #6 with Message in a Bottle

    Paper & Ink Sketches #6
    Hey Guys! Introducing Paper & Ink Sketches #6, it’s a brand new card sketch for you to play with and enjoy. I made my first card with it this morning. After a long weekend packed with a wedding, a birthday and hosting Father’s Day, I woke up READY to STAMP!!

    Paper & Ink Sketches #6

    I just got Stampin’ Up Message in a Bottle in my last Stampin’ Up order. It was crying out for some ink and love! I hope you like the sample I created for the Paper & Ink Sketches #6.

    Grab a copy of the card sketch below, with or without measurements and give it a go! I would love to see what you create with your Stampin’ Up supplies and the card sketch, so join me in the Kitchen Table Craft Social and share a picture.

    Join the Social HERE

    Message in a Bottle You Float My Boat Project Sheet
    Click HERE for the Paper & Ink Sketches #6 with measurements
    Click HERE for the Paper & Ink Sketches #6 without measurements

    PROMOTIONS and CLASSES


    Hosts, Customers and Demonstrators who place orders of $350 or more, in June, earn a $35 Stampin’ Reward Bonus in addition to the already generous Stampin Rewards. 

    Promotion Details:

    • Promotion dates: June 1–30
    • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
    • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
    • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
    • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order

    Colorful Seasons 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.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: V9HER2GZ for a special thank you gift from me.

    Paper & Ink Sketch #5 with Stampin Up Coffee Cafe

    Paper & Ink Sketch #5 Coffee Cafe
    Hey Guys! Enjoy the Paper & Ink Sketch #5 card I made for you today. It features the BRAND NEW Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe bundle and Tabs for Everything bundle.

    Paper & Ink Sketch #5

    It’s been one of those Life Happens, Coffee Helps kinda weeks. I need some craft therapy! A couple of little orders from Stampin’ Up arrived this week. I hope to spend Saturday in the office crafting! Next week I will share some of the creative goodness I come up with.

    I hope you have some time for card making this weekend too. If you have some time, grab your Stampin Up supplies, get a copy of the Paper & Ink sketch, then make a card or two and share them with us over on the Kitchen Table Stamper Craft Social!

    Join the Social HERE

    You can check out the Paper & Ink Sketches #1 through #5 on the Craft Social in the files section. I hope to see in the Kitchen Table Stamper Craft Social.

    Coffee Cafe Paper & Ink Sketches Project Sheet
    Click HERE for the Paper & Ink Sketches #5 with measurements
    Click HERE for the Paper & Ink Sketches #5 without measurements

    PROMOTIONS and CLASSES


    Hosts, Customers and Demonstrators who place orders of $350 or more, in June, earn a $35 Stampin’ Reward Bonus in addition to the already generous Stampin Rewards. 

    Promotion Details:

    • Promotion dates: June 1–30
    • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
    • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
    • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
    • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order

    Colorful Seasons 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.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: V9HER2GZ for a special thank you gift from me.

    Cool Treats Popsicle Bubble Treats Tutorial

    Cool Treats Popsicle bubble treats
    Hey Guys! I have a fun Cool Treats Popsicle Bubble Treats tutorial for you today.

    These would make fun DIY Party favors or table favors. They are such a cute little gift for the small people in your life too! Summer is here, time for bubbles!

    I used Stampin Up Cool Treats Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelits to make these cute Popsicle Bubbles. They were SO EASY. I made about a dozen and a half of them Monday in no time at all!

    Would you like to make some of these cute bubble treats? I included a link to the Popsicle Bubbles on Amazon. The link is below with the video tutorial and printable project sheet.

    Cool Treats Popsicles Bubble Treats Project Sheet

    PROMOTIONS and CLASSES


    Hosts, Customers and Demonstrators who place orders of $350 or more, in June, earn a $35 Stampin’ Reward Bonus in addition to the already generous Stampin Rewards. 

    Promotion Details:

    • Promotion dates: June 1–30
    • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
    • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
    • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
    • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order

    Colorful Seasons 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.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: V9HER2GZ for a special thank you gift from me.

    How to use Embossing Paste with Kitchen Table Stamper

    How to use Embossing Paste
    Hey Guys! I have a clean and simple card to show you how to use embossing paste. Embossing Paste is a brand new Stampin’ Up product that is available now from the 2017/2018 Stampin Up Catalog.

    We are going to play with Embossing Paste tomorrow at Coffee and a Card.

    If you live in the Chicago area, please feel free to join us! You are WELCOME.  Please bring a friend. Drop in when you want, make a card, have a coffee, tea or cocoa, then leave when you are all done. This class is open house style and informal, therefore it’s great for beginners!

    The card project and coffee, tea or cocoa is just $5. Your project and beverage are free with a $35 Stampin’ Up! order.
    Call or text me if you need directions: (847)922-6795

    I hope I will see you tomorrow for some informal card making fun! If you can’t make it, I understand. Enjoy the how to use embossing paste video tutorial and printable project sheet.

    Thank you for stopping by today.

    Get your Pieces & Patterns Embossing Paste Project Sheet HERE.

    PROMOTIONS and CLASSES


    Hosts, Customers and Demonstrators who place orders of $350 or more, in June, earn a $35 Stampin’ Reward Bonus in addition to the already generous Stampin Rewards. 

    Promotion Details:

    • Promotion dates: June 1–30
    • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
    • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
    • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
    • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order

    Colorful Seasons 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.

    Shop HERE – use the host code: V9HER2GZ for a special thank you gift from me.