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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  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
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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

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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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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.

Kitchen Table Stamper Colorful Seasons Card Class

Kitchen Table Stamper Colorful Seasons Card Class
Hey Guys! It’s time to share what’s cookin’ at the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom!  Check out the Colorful Seasons Card Class for July.

This class is happening right here in my Chicago area home studio on Monday, July 10th at 7pm.

At the in person event, we will make the four cards featured here PLUS you will have lifetime access to the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom where you will find the Colorful Seasons Card Class handouts and video tutorials.

Don’t miss this one of a kind in person experience, register now. Space is limited.  Registration closes June 28th or when class fills up.





SO you don’t live in the Chicago area, right?! That’s ok! You can now take my stamp classes online and to go.


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Option One: Buy the bundle! $71 plus $7 priority shipping

This option includes the clear polymer Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies ($54.00 value), four make and take packets PLUS access to the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom Colorful Seasons Card Class handouts and video tutorials.  Registration closes June 28th.

CLICK HERE to Pre-order the Colorful Seasons Bundle + Colorful Seasons Card Class

Option Two: Just the make n takes please! $18 plus $7 priority shipping

This option is for those of you who already own the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the Seasonal Layers Framelits dies. Your kit will include all four make and take packets PLUS access to the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom Colorful Seasons Card Class handouts and video tutorials.  Registration closes June 28th.





Option Three: Virtual Class ONLY! No physical product, just great teaching and inspiration for $15.

This option is for those who have all the products featured and just want access to the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom Colorful Seasons Card Class handouts and video tutorials. Just click the Paypal button below and your access will be granted by email in the second week of July.





This option is always free for my downline! Please don’t pay if you are a member of my team.

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Stampin Up Silver Elite
Hey Guys! I got this Silver Elite Certificate of Advancement in the mail this week for my promotion in April. This certificate acknowledges four titles in just six months.

I debated whether or not to share.  I decided to take a pretty picture and share with a simple word of thanks.

Thank you to a good God from whom all blessings flow.

Thank you to my loving and supportive family!

Thank you to my AWESOME team. I am so honored to have each one of you with me. I hope that you know, in everything I do, how much I care and want you to succeed at YOUR goals, whatever they might be.

Thank you to my customers. It hasn’t escaped my notice that you can choose to be ANYONE’S customer, but you choose me. I am blessed. I hope I can always measure up to your expectations. I care deeply about pleasing you!

Thank you to my biggest fans and best friends. You know who you are – you encourage me with your words and actions every day. I am not worthy. You have carried me through and I love you.

I am overwhelmed with emotion today as I count my blessings. Thank you.

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?

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

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin Save 25%

2017 NEW Stampin Up Catalog PLUS $35 bonus on qualifying orders!

2017 new Stampin Up Catalog
The new Stampin Up catalog is here, you can click the image or link to view it instantly.

Click to view the new Stampin’ Up! catalog

Do you want your very own copy of the new Stampin Up catalog? If you are a US resident you can order your copy from me here.

  • Is your wish list LONG? I mean, really really long…
  • Do you love to share the catalog with friends?
  • Would you like to get the girls together and entertain with a girls night in?

If so, the Stampin’ Up! We {heart} Hosts bonus is for you!

Orders of $350 or more receive a $35 Stampin’ Rewards bonus that you can spend on catalog product of your choice. The best news is anyone can qualify, not just hosts!

  • We can have a gathering in my Chicago Area home studio
  • We can gather your friends and family on Facebook
  • You can pass the catalog around collecting orders
  • OR you can place a qualifying order yourself!

The choice is yours – I {heart} that!! Contact me to set up your event or place a qualifying Stampin Up order here.

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Final 2016-17 Retirement Series Cards – Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe #4

Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe #4
Hey Guys! This is it! Today is the last day of the 2016-17 Stampin Up! Catalog and the 2017 Occasions Catalog and this is the final video tutorial in my retirement series. It is also a brand new Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe. I know it’s been a while since I have done a Wonder Recipe for you!

What is a Wonder Recipe? It’s a One Sheet Wonder for 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Wonder Recipe #4 will produce three cards from one sheet of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Here are the three cards I made with the Wonder Recipe, one of this design:

Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe #4

And two of this design:

Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe #4

Kitchen Table Stamper Wonder Recipe #4

I featured Stampin’ Up Perfect Mix stamp set and Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack. Both of those items are available at a discount through about midnight tonight. There is still time to cash in on the bargains. Enjoy the Retirement Sale and Clearance Rack savings!

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

Get your Perfect Mix Wonder Recipe #4 Project Sheet HERE.

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