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

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Stampin Up Christmas in July
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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

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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

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  • 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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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?

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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.

Pieces & Patterns and 6×6 One Sheet Wonder – make a stack of cards FAST!


Hey Guys! What is a Wonder Recipe? It’s a 6×6 One Sheet Wonder. I have designed a series of cutting diagrams for a 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.

Last week, I shared a brand new Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe. Wonder Recipe #4 will produce three cards from one sheet of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. I love how quick the cards came together and cute they were! You can check out last weeks cards HERE.

I was so inspired, that I had to make another Wonder Recipe #4 card set for you today. This Wonder Recipe makes one of the bear card, above, and two of this happy hello design.

I used Stampin’ Up Pieces & Patterns stamp set and Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper. Both of those items are now available from the 2017-18 Stampin Up Catalog.

Enjoy the video tutorial and the printable project sheet below. I would love to see what you do with the Wonder Recipe.

Gather your Stampin Up supplies and give this 6×6 One Sheet Wonder a try. If you feel like sharing, join me in the Kitchen Table Stamper Craft Social on Facebook.

Join the Social HERE

Get your free Pieces and Patterns Wonder Recipe 4 Project Sheet HERE.

Get your 6×6 Wonder Recipe #4 Cutting Diagram HERE.

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

Stampin Up This Little Piggy Standing Z Fold Tutorial

This Little Piggy Standing Z FoldThis Little Piggy Standing Z Fold
Hey Guys! I have a really cute card for you today with a fun fold. This Little Piggy Standing Z Fold is a great way to send greetings fit for display anywhere!

This Little Piggy Standing Z Fold

It’s been a really long day! I had some technical difficultly on the blog today and it just keeps getting later! The technical difficulties here made it impossible for me to send my newsletter today. Tomorrow is another day, right?!

That gives me a chance to talk to you who visit but are not yet getting the newsletter. I am sending the CUTEST, and totally EXCLUSIVE tutorial out to my subscribers tomorrow at 10am Central Time. If you don’t already get my newsletter, join now and you will get tomorrows free gift.

You can join my free newsletter list right HERE.

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

Get your This Little Piggy Standing Z Fold Project Sheet HERE.

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

2017-19 In Color Club Happy Birthday Gorgeous Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Handmade Birthday Card
Hey Guys! I made this a quick handmade birthday card for my 2017-19 In Color Club. I decided to make a video tutorial and project sheet to share with everyone (look below) – in the club or not.

This birthday card features Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die. I love how these brand NEW Stampin Up products coordinate with the current favorites like the Balloon Bouquet Punch.

I am really loving my 2017-19 In Colors. This color combo of Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Tempting Turquoise is so energetic. What is your favorite 2017-19 In Color?

I love the Lemon Lime Twist because there is no other Stampin Up color like it.

Lemon Lime Twist is the first color in the Kitchen Table Stamper 2017-19 In Color Club! Would you like to collect each color, over time, while earning Stampin’ Rewards? Join the CLUB!!

2017-19 In Color Club

The Kitchen Table Stamper 2017-19 In Color Club will run June through October. Each month you will receive:

  • One 8 1/2 x 11″ Cardstock 24 sheet pack
  • One Stampin’ Pad
  • One Stampin’ Pad Reinker
  • One Spool of Finely Woven Ribbon
  • One Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Four Bitty Bows
  • One handmade card featuring an inspiring In Color combination.

Each 2017-19 In Color Club will consist of 5 members for 5 months. The club is $38 per month + $7 priority shipping. Each member will act as hostess in her given month. Members will rotate the host rewards. What a fun way to collect all of the In Colors!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE 2017-19 IN COLOR CLUB

Get your Happy Birthday Gorgeous Birthday Card Project Sheet HERE

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

Kitchen Table Stamper Paper Pumpkin Craft Along – May 2017

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin
Hey Guys! It’s time for the Kitchen Table Stamper Paper Pumpkin Craft Along! This month I decided to Craft Along with my daughter Violet. It was fun spending time with her in the craftroom. After we made the video, she finished the kit.

We gave the donut cards to the teachers with Dunkin Donuts gift cards as end of the year thank you gifts. What a handy kit!

My husband bought me a one year Paper Pumpkin subscription, it’s the gift that keeps on giving! Each month there is a box of crafty goodness at my door. What a guy right?!

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?

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin
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


Let’s craft together through my May 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit, then if you still have questions, email me. No questions, ready to subscribe?

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