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Bird Ballad 3

Filed under: Projects — August 19, 2019 @ 9:13 am

Bird Ballad is my featured Stampin’ Up! suite this month.  The “Free as a Bird” stamps can become any species you like with some easy coloring.  And the other half of the bundle – the Stitched Nested Labels framelits dies are a versatile choice for many projects.

Here are a few more #loveitchopit style cards (my favorite card layout) with the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

And here’s another mirror image card with some robin friends.

Tips for both of these layouts are in my CardClass pdfs (free each month with any purchase from my shop).

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Bird Ballad 2

Filed under: Projects — August 16, 2019 @ 9:08 am

Bird Ballad is my featured Stampin’ Up! suite this month.  The “Free as a Bird” stamps can become any species you like with some easy coloring.  And the other half of the bundle – the Stitched Nested Labels framelits dies are a versatile choice for many projects. I’ve enjoyed using them with many other stamps including “Sailing Home” (in this blog post).

Here are a few extra cards I made with this product suite:

Stampin' Up, Free as A Bird, Bird Ballad

Bird Ballad, Free as a Bird, Stampin Up

The Scripty 3D embossing folder gave a nice texture for the second and third cards above.  All 4 cards used the matching Designer Series Paper which was lots of fun to play with.   I did #loveitchopit  and the last card used the little bits left when you cut all the pieces  at 4×5-1/4.

Tip:  Whenever you have a lot of empty space – an embossing folder may be just what you need to complete your project.

Remember, my monthly CardClass pdfs are free with any purchase from my store.  And the whole series (going several years back) is free for anyone on my team.  This month just might be the right time for you to join the fun!

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Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Bone Appetit and a Stampin’ Up! Autumn

Filed under: Projects — August 13, 2019 @ 4:54 pm

Just in case you are yearning for autumn, here are some sneak peeks just for you.

Stampin' Up, Paper Pumpkin, Bone Appetit, Halloween, Treat Boxes

The next Paper Pumpkin Kit looks like a real treat!  You can subscribe here.

And that makes you eligible to get this awesome set of 24 note cards.

Stampin' Up!, Paper Pumpkin, cards, fall, add on

These were designed to complement the August Paper Pumpkin Kit, but they would be awesome to go along with just about any stamp set.  Just add a banner with a sentiment to the fall wreath card.  And any large image would look nice on the Watercolor Wash.  And look at the cute envelopes!  So you might want to get more than one set (I did)!

And maybe you’d like a sneak peek of what’s coming for fall in the Holiday Catalog.

My preorder came today.  What fun is in store!

Here are some more projects from Stampin’ Up! to make you smile.

Stampin' Up, Halloween, Holiday Catalog

Stampin Up, Holiday Catalog, Fall, Back to School, Halloween

Don’t want to wait?  You can add new products right now to your starter kit.  What fun it will be to craft together this fall.  Is autumn your favorite season, like it is mine?

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson



Filed under: Projects — August 9, 2019 @ 9:16 am

Stampin’ Up! gives us a #simplestamping challenge each month.  That means just stamps, ink and paper.  For August the theme is birthdays.

Here is my easy birthday card with just one stamp (from Delightful Day) and the scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes.

Stampin Up, Delightful Day, #simplestamping

I turned the card inside out, so the Terracotta Tile color was on the inside.  I stamped in Memento Black ink and used my Terracotta Tile marker to color the shapes and add a few squiggles.  You can’t get any easier than that.

To step it up a bit, I added the Stitched Labels Dies and a strip of Designer Series Paper to make a baby card.

#simplestamping, Delightful Day, Stampin' Up!

I stamped in Old Olive and Terracotta Tile.

Tip:  My ink pad was really juicy and was making the flowers too dark and splotchy.  I just took my acrylic block and pushed the ink down and to the side.  This cleared off a spot to ink up my stamp for a nice image.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Bird Ballad by Stampin’ Up!

Filed under: Projects — August 7, 2019 @ 9:01 am

My Card Class for this month features the Bird Ballad Suite.  This is another Stampin’ Up! favorite (past posts feature Come Sail Away and Magnolia Lane).

Here are the cards for my local class on August 20.  As always, the online class pdfs (with these 3 cards and many more ideas) are free with a purchase at my online store.

Bird Ballad, Stampin' Up, free class pdfs

And here are some more ideas from Stampin’ Up!

Bird Ballad, Stampin' Up!

Bird Ballad, Stampin' Up!

Bird Ballad, Stampin' Up

Stampin' Up!, Bird Ballad

These last projects use the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper – that’s a mouthful!  But the possibilities are endless with this pretty paper.  Here Stampin’ Up! artists used the foam brayer and a spritzer to color the paper.  Or add it behind a window for added dimension.

If the Bird Ballad Suite has you sold, grab the Free as a Bird stamps, dies and paper today (thumbnails below).  Or why not add the entire product suite to your demonstrator starter kit.  For just $99 in August you can pick products of your choice and save over $80 !!!  (That’s $56 free, plus free shipping, plus a coupon for $10).

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Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Come Sail Away 3

Filed under: Projects — August 3, 2019 @ 10:26 am

Here are my last few projects with Sailing Home by Stampin’ Up!  Although I won’t promise not to go back to this favorite product suite in the future!

I made these cards at a scrapbooking retreat.  I love to take an entire Product Suite with me – perfect coordination for crafting in a small space.  Note the cool tone-on-tone wheels in the middle card.  That came out of a fortunate accident as I was laying out the die cuts.

The coordinating High Seas embossing folder did not make it to my supply list below.  Can you see how I used the stitched rectangle die in two ways?

And lastly, I like to find products not in the suite that really fit in.   “A Good Man” was perfect to use with the  designer paper.  I also added the stitched nested label dies.

I hope you enjoying my Come Sail Away series.  Why not subscribe to my newsletter and check out my store?  I appreciate your business!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson


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Come Sail Away 2

Filed under: Projects — August 1, 2019 @ 8:10 am

***Subscribe to my newsletter for a tip on viewing the new Holiday Catalog products today!

Next in my series is watercoloring with the Come Sail Away product Suite by Stampin’ Up!  We did one watercolor card at CardClass (pdfs are free with a purchase from my online store).

Here, I added a second color – both with and without drying between application.  Which do you like best?

I used the Stamparatus to double stamp the Sailing Home set so the lighthouse was nice and dark on the watercolor paper.

Be sure to get the Watercolor paper and Aquapainters which did not make it to my list below.

Now is the perfect time for you to join Stampin’ Up!  Get a head start on your fall crafting by adding Holiday Catalog products to your starter kit.  Be a happy shopper with the discount or earn some cash for the holidays.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Come Sail Away 1

Filed under: Projects — July 30, 2019 @ 1:05 pm

***Bonus Days end soon!

I have lots more projects to share that I made with the favorite “Come Sail Away” product suite by Stampin’ Up.

First, the Memories & More cards are awesome.  They are in 2 sizes – 3×4 and 4×6 and come with a few sticker sheets too.  Look at the gorgeous laser cut cards!  Use for scrapbooking, cardmaking or just frame for some wall art.  Here I added them to Night of Navy cards.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Stampin’ Up! Swaps

Filed under: Projects — July 23, 2019 @ 2:07 pm

Want to see my swap cards from the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip?  I  documented my trip in my last post.  Swaps are an important part of every Stampin’ Up! event, including the upcoming OnStage in multiple locations around the world.  If you love traveling and meeting up with like-minded crafters, we’d love to have you join us on a future adventure.

Aren’t they gorgeous?  I also have photos of all the swaps, but those will be on my Facebook page.

You can check out some of the suites/bundles used on these cards with the thumbnail pictures below.

Remember, there are 2 Stampin’ Up! promotions happening right now:

I’d love to help you join the fun.

Make any purchase at my shop this month and I’ll send you one of the extra swap cards that I made for the trip:

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peaks

Filed under: Projects — July 18, 2019 @ 6:37 am

I’m writing this at 5am, maybe still a little jet-lagged from the Stampin’ Up! Greek Isles Incentive Trip?  The trip was absolutely amazing.  The best part was hanging out with demonstrators from all over the US and the world in fabulous surroundings.

We were so happy to treat our husbands to this trip.  With some planning and hard work, anything is possible!

And we also got some of the new Holiday Catalog products, which you will love.

You will see some bright colors, as in the cover, and also some metallics and blues that I love for the holiday season.  There are 25 new bundles  And fun new accessories such as shimmer crystal effect, snowfall puff paint and ice glitter.

Each day on board the ship, we spun the wheel for a choice of prizes.  Awesome new dies and folders are coming our way!

Each night we came back to our room to a sweet pillow gift – OPA!

We had a make & take session with one of our gifts – a new product medley called Most Wonderful Time.  It’s very similar to the Everything is Rosy medley from a few months ago including some beautiful metallic paper and fun accessories.

We viewed display boards of all the new Holiday Catalog products.

It was fun trying all the different European candies and snacks in the Hospitality Room where the Stampin’ Up! staff hung out with us.

It was great to talk with Shelli, theFounder and Board Chair of Stampin’ Up.  We had several Q&A sessions as well to gain a better understanding of the business.  Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is an industry leader with over $200 million in sales last year?

Stampin’ Up! organized swaps for us, and put one of each on display.  I’ll share closeups in a later post.

We saw beautiful scenery in Rome, Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and Katakolon (Olympia – site of the ancient Olympic games).

If you are wondering how to earn a free trip for 2, check out this post from my first trip.

Stampin’ Up! is a wonderful, caring company to work with.  And demonstrators are just the best people to hang around with, whether at an exotic location or a local crafting event.

I’d love to talk to you about the possibilities.  We have a special right now where you can get extra free product in your demonstrator starter kit this month and then even more with your holiday catalog preorder next month.  Right now is the best time to start your own business and get ready for the busy holiday crafting season.  Just want to be a happy shopper and get all the freebies and discount?  That’s fine too.

Here’s the link for more information.  Or you can sign up for my newsletter or contact me with any questions.

Check out more photos from the trip on my facebook page.

It’s Bonus Days at my store – so check out my Stampin’ Up! store here.

Thanks for supporting my home business and being a part of my adventure!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson




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