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3D Embossing

Filed under: Projects — November 22, 2021 @ 1:05 pm

I enjoy the easy 3D embossing that I get with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. These are my 2 favorite folders for Christmas – Evergreen Forest and Merry Melody. Since the Stampin’ Up! Black Friday special is over, I have my own offer. Purchase the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine through me and get a free 3D Embossing Folder. You can contact me to choose YOUR favorite.

Here are some Christmas Cards that I made with the Evergreen Forest folder.

I used Evening Evergreen ink and a blending brush on the first card. On the second, I used the gold vellum – sparkly! On both cards I pulled (or cut the edge) to fray the Chevron Weave Ribbon.

Here’s a card we did in my November Card Class using the Merry Melody 3D embossing folders. We aged the Crumb Cake Cardstock by again using a blending brush this time with Soft Suede ink.

I hope you find 3D embossing easy too, with Stampin’ Up! folders and the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine! If you already have this great machine, make any purchase over $50 and I’ll send you a pack of Stampin’ Up! embellishments.

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you find some time for crafting or shopping – check out my shop. I’m thankful for you!

Kim Wilson

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Dies, Dies and more Dies

Filed under: Projects — November 17, 2021 @ 2:28 pm

Friends, you are loving the Seasonal Sale today – I counted 74 die sets on sale, plus all the Stampin’ Up! cardstock and branded ink pads. I also had a couple crafters take advantage of the Demonstrator starter kit sale to double dip on the discounts.

Here are a few easy projects I created today and shared on my Lunchtime Live on Facebook.

When I first saw the Picture This Dies, I thought they would work well for the spotlighting technique. This is where you color just part of an image and raise it up with Dimensionals. And yes, check out the second card above! I used Stampin’ Blends to color. The first card has the same idea, but with Designer Series Paper. I cut a different pattern for my popped up pieces or you could just turn around your die cut rectangles. Check out the supply list at the bottom of this post.

The Greenery Die is another favorite. The butterfly card is one I showed here. And the Get Well card uses pieces cut out from the card above, but rearranged in a different layout. For all these cards, I used sentiments from Inspired Thoughts and Many Happenings. The Messages Dies are also on sale right now!

During this month of gratitude, I am thankful for my faithful blog readers, team members and customers. I enjoy sharing my love of stamping and my creations. Happy stamping to you too!

Kim Wilson

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Stampin’ Up! Colors

Filed under: Projects — November 10, 2021 @ 10:36 am

I’m so excited!!! I confess I am a cardstock hoarder. I never want to run out of my favorite colors. It’s a perfect time for you to stock up too – November 16-18 during the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale. Ink pads and Annual Catalog Dies are also included in the sale.

Tip: Check out my shop early in the sale, in case of backorders.

Tip: Or better yet, double dip on BOTH November promotions by adding your sale items to the starter kit for a huge discount.

Here are a couple of small slimline cards that I made with the Eden’s Garden Collection. I just love the pretty paper! I made a 14 page PDF with project instructions, including these. Find out how to get yours here.

Card Class

Instructions and kits are also ready for the November Card Class. Join us in person on November 16th, or any time this month by purchasing the kit from me. See this post for details.

Here are some easy cards that I made with the Christmas To Remember stamp set. This time I used up some leftover pieces from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper. Did you know that one of the designs in that pack is perfect for winter cards? These 4 step card layouts are great for multiple cards and for using up your leftover paper. The 4 steps are: card base, DSP, sentiment and embellishments.

I’ll be at Stampin’ Up! OnStage this weekend. This year we are meeting virtually again, but it will still be lots of fun. I’ll get to see the next catalog and lots of stamping presentations. Over 10,000 demonstrators will “be there”. Thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! during this month? I’d be happy to help you with any questions.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Join My Stampin’ Up! Team

Filed under: Projects — November 4, 2021 @ 6:43 am

*********************Nov. 4-30 – the Starter kit is only $75************************

Purchase the starter kit and become a part of the Stampin’ Up! family and my Stampers To Remember Team.

Whether you join for the discount or to start your own small business, I’m here to help you along the way.

Exclusive demo perks are:

FUN – community, friendship and connection

SAVINGS – 20% (or more) discount on all our coordinating products

Modest INCOME – Opportunity to earn bonuses – free product, cash

Be in the know, and first to get new products

Attend amazing demonstrator only events

From me: Team Facebook group, weekly email, my help and extras throughout the year

No risk or requirements to join! Stay active IF YOU WISH with a quarterly sales/purchase requirement.

The Starter Kit:

  • contains $125 in product OF YOUR CHOICE, plus a free Paper Pumpkin kit and business supplies.
  • ships for FREE
  • regular price is $99 plus tax.

Join now or contact me for more information through my demonstrator website.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Eden’s Garden

Filed under: Projects — November 3, 2021 @ 2:53 pm

Enter the garden. Note that the stamp and die bundle is staying for a while. The gorgeous papers and gems are only while supplies last. Check out the entire collection in my shop.

The projects below I created last month during the demonstrator preorder (DEMO PERK). I have created PDF instruction sheets for all – exclusive for my team members and customers. Be sure to order your Eden’s Garden items from my store, or join my team to get your 14 page copy by email. TIP: The demo starter kit is on sale November 4-30 for the best discount and the most fun!

I added some additional products used in these projects to the list below.

Maybe you just want to purchase the PDF download? Contact me through my website and I’d be happy to help you.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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November Card Class

Filed under: Projects — November 2, 2021 @ 2:10 pm

This month we will make a lovely vintage Christmas Card, a Triangle Gate fold Card and a favorite layout.

Virtual Class – November 15th at 1PM in my private Facebook group or posted later to YouTube plus pdf instruction sheets. Contact me to get your mailed kit ($15) and the link.

In-person Class – November 16th at 10am, noon or 2pm (Erie, PA area). Limit 6 at each session. Contact me to reserve your spot or view the Facebook event.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Suggested for this class:

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Fall Cards

Filed under: Projects — October 28, 2021 @ 2:37 pm

I’ve just returned from another craft retreat – a perfect get-away for a very rainy week. We have some warm weather and fall color today, so here are some seasonal cards to inspire you.

Enjoy the Moment is a great set for spring or fall. It has beautiful images of seeds and pods and some lovely sentiments.

I couldn’t resist the cuteness in Nuts About Squirrels. We have a little red squirrel that darts about our yard. I watch him out the big windows in my craft room.

For both cards, I used the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper. It was the perfect match for a stack of easy fall cards. Check out the products I used at the links below. And yes, you need the Cinnamon Cider ink pad if it’s not already in your collection!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Flash Sale and Pretty Pumpkins

Filed under: Projects — October 20, 2021 @ 5:58 am

Wednesday October 20th ONLY – Check out my shop for an amazing sale on all of the cling stamps from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. The category is “Stamp Sale”. I can’t wait to finish off my wish list!

I’m slowly working my way through my fall stamp sets. This time I played with the Pretty Pumpkins bundle. It has some whimsical solid images plus some more realistic outline images great for coloring. And both styles of dies as well.

Black and White checks are big for both fall and Christmas merchandise in the stores this year. So I grabbed this paper from the versatile host-only pack – Pattern Party. And of course the Black and White Gingham ribbon that has been in and out of stock several times this season. Check the thumbnails below to see if you can get it.

Next I added some color -Pumpkin Pie cardstock and Bumblebee ink. And some Black Matte Dots.

I had a 2″ strip left from my 4″ cut of the Designer paper – perfect to set off this card. Pumpkins were colored with Stampin’ Blends.

I had a few pieces left that I had stamped and die- cut so I added them to the reverse side of the black and white Designer Paper.

What do you think of Pretty Pumpkins? They are a win in my book!

I hope you get a chance to visit my store to stock up on your rubber stamps and other crafting supplies.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Stampin’ Up! Flash Sale

Filed under: Projects — October 13, 2021 @ 5:23 pm

Fall is prime shopping season for gift giving and crafting. Be sure you are signed up to receive my email newsletter to get first notice of any Stampin’ Up! specials. I’ll be having a couple of my own too!

October Card Class – This month we will have fun in my craft room with the baby wipe technique and some fall leaves on October 19. A right angle fun fold and a sparkly Christmas easy layout will round out the class. Limit of 6 per time slot -10am,12pm or 2pm to ensure distancing. Virtual Class will be the previous day at 1pm in our Say it With Color group. (The Facebook group is for my team and US customers). Contact me if you would like to attend and/or purchase a kit – $15 includes shipping. Suggested add-ons are Gorgeous Leaves or Time Of Giving, For Unto Us, Merriest Moments – see photo thumbnails at the bottom of this post.

For these cards I refreshed my baby wipe with a spritz of water for some more fall leaves. I just love the Welcoming Woods stamp set. It creates a beautiful birch tree forest for any season! For the backgrounds, I used the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper – a perfect match.

The baby wipe technique is so simple. Just fold up a baby wipe and place it on a leak proof surface to make your own rainbow ink pad. Drop 5-6 drops each of several colors of ink in rows or in areas. Stamp off between stamping to keep the pad from getting muddy. I hope you give this technique a try – it’s great for fall leaves.

Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson

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New Stampin’ Stuff

Filed under: Projects — October 6, 2021 @ 2:18 pm

There are a few new things in my Stampin’ Up! store for your crafting pleasure.

  1. The CLEARANCE RACK was updated this morning. Papers, Punches and ribbons – Oh yes!!!

2. There’s a new Kid on the Block – I mean Kit in the Collection. The long awaited Thanks, Santa Tag kit is here. Grab it soon – I expect it will sell out quickly. There are treat bags to go along with the kit as well!

3. Paper Pumpkin – Peaceful Christmas card kit before Oct 10. Subscribe here, or add a pre-paid subscription to your cart here.

4. Paper Pumpkin refills and past kits. If you are a subscriber, you are eligible to nab some of them here.

5. And you are not going to want to miss this GORGEOUS brand new bundle and coordinating papers. You can wait until November 2. Or you can join Stampin’ Up! and get them right now in your starter kit.

6. Stampin’ Up! is (and will be) dealing with supply chain issues just like everyone else these days. So be sure you are subscribed to my newsletter to keep up on the latest. Like the Time of Giving bundle which is backordered for a couple weeks but can still be ordered at the moment. I used it here with the Harvest Meadow Paper and Label Me Lovely Punch for some thank you cards for some recent online orders.

I can see the yellow honey locust leaves falling as I look out the window of my craft room. I hope you are having a lovely autumn as well. I appreciate you!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson