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Sweetest Christmas Cards

Filed under: Projects — November 21, 2022 @ 10:33 am

The Sweetest Christmas Suite has it all for Christmas crafting – even candy canes going in both directions. I had a bit of fun with these products making Christmas Cards at our last craft retreat.

If you love a traditional Christmas look, shop below for these coordinating products by Stampin’ Up!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Swaps and Seasonal Sale

Filed under: Projects — November 16, 2022 @ 11:24 am

We had such a great time at OnStage last weekend. One of my favorite parts of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is attending events and swapping. So here are some of the beautiful cards I received, many are part of the Seasonal Sale (Nov 15-18) – check them out in MY SHOP .

Some #simplestamping with these stamp sets: A Little Cheesy, Campology, Lighthouse Point

Tip: Use a piece of copy paper and ink dauber or blending brush to get the Retiform Grid technique on the second card.

Here are some cute fun fold ideas. Stamp sets are: Bamboo Beauty, This Birthday Piggy and By My Side.

Tip: Use Designer Series Paper with Fun Folds to make them extra special. Select patterned paper is also included in the Seasonal Sale HERE.

All Dies in the Annual Catalog are included in the sale! Here are a few that I added to my own shopping list: Designer Tags, Artisan Editions, Beautiful Shapes.

Tip: Place colored cardstock beneath the die cut panels to make the texture pop.

And more stamp sets, dies and papers included in the sale.

Tip: Sending Smiles (last 2 cards) is a top seller in the annual catalog – get an entirely different look with different color combos and Designer Papers.

You can get all the elements of the HAPPY FOREST FRIENDS Suite at a great price by purchasing the stamp set, dies and paper separately during the Seasonal Sale.

Tip: Use up your scraps by making a background.

And last but not least: Embossing Folders, my favorite way to add texture – you need them all, right?

Tip: See my VIDEO for some fun ways to add ink to your folders to make the embossing pop.

I’ll close with a peek at the upcoming minicatalog cover. Being a demonstrator is the best way to get the best products FIRST! Check out how to JOIN MY TEAM.

Happy shopping and happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Thanks,Thanksgiving and a Turkey Card

Filed under: Projects — November 9, 2022 @ 5:07 pm

It’s always a good time to send a thank you card, but this month we especially think of reasons to be grateful. How about a few card ideas for you?

For these cards I used the Fond of Autumn bundle and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper. Whether in black and white, colored with Stampin’ Blends Markers, or layers in front of colored cardstock, this beautiful bundle of stamps and dies is sure to impress. See below for product links.

Again with the Rustic Harvest paper, I used an old technique called spotlighting in a couple ways. The top 2 cards use a traditional layer of cardstock to back the colored segment. For the last card I simply embedded the colored circle right into the paper. The sentiment is from Cottage Wreaths.

Another card using the Cottage Wreaths bundle and a favorite layout from my last Card Class (instructions and video in my private FB group for team members and customer).

This diamond fold card was an alternate idea from my last Card Class. More Cottage Wreaths cards in THIS POST and THIS POST.

The Rustic Harvest Designer Paper is the star of this quartet of cards using the Hello Harvest bundle.

And what do you think about a punch art turkey? I got this cute idea using the Ladybug punch from our Stampin’ Up! demonstrator group. To get access to ideas like this from over 40,000 crafters – JOIN MY TEAM for the discount and the fun.

Flash Sale – Paper Pumpkin Past kits and refills 50% off November 9-10, 2022 – it’s at the store HERE

But wait, you must be a subscriber – take care of that HERE

If you missed the sale, oh drat, better sign up for my newsletter HERE.

I’m grateful to you my readers for keeping me crafting and supporting my business! As you can see, I earned a few achievement awards (not typical) from Stampin’ Up this week after a year of both hard work and fun. I am so thankful to be part of this amazing company.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Card Making with Coordination

Filed under: Projects — November 2, 2022 @ 5:52 pm

Stampin’ Up! has product coordination at it’s best. I’m in love with the new Flitting Florets Collection. It’s about time we had some new oval frame dies and these do not disappoint. Including both simple and ornate oval dies, the possible projects are endless. And of course the Designer Paper (always my favorite) is so pretty. Check out the entire collection HERE and this VIDEO.

I played with the new Flitting Florets Collection at our craft retreat and was able to create one card after the other. I love it when the products are this versatile.

For the first card, I edged the ovals with some of the die cuts and a bit of twine. And in the second, I die cut the flowers from the Designer Series Paper and used one of the subtle patterns for the inside of the oval. I love the embossed etching on the outer ovals. The second card uses the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder for the background.

WOW, there’s a coordinating Christmas sentiment set called Framed & Festive (links below). I love the largest oval frame with the Distressed Gold paper. The first card has some of the coordinating Swirl embellishments while I added a few pearls to the second one.

Instead of the Designer Series Paper, I used the Stitched Greenery Die as a background for these 2 cards. Again the flowers are die cut or fussy cut right out of the Designer paper.

I hope these projects give you some great crafting ideas for Christmas and all seasons. More Flitting Florets projects next time. Check out the links for all the products below.

For the first time ever, I hit the 150 top US demonstrators (sneaking in at 144). I couldn’t have done it without your support and encouragement!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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I’m Celebrating! 30 classes, 30 cards

Filed under: Projects — October 28, 2022 @ 11:24 am

I have produced more than 30 Card Classes since 2020 – all with pdf instructions and videos in my private Facebook group (for my customers and team members only please). I’m celebrating by mailing 30 cards – see the group or my most recent newsletter for details. By the way, this is the last week to get extra goodies in your demonstrator starter kit – no obligation just lots of fun crafting in our Stampin’ Up! community.

Hi friends! A few great papers are still available in the CLEARANCE RACK, so I wanted to show you some past projects. You know I love Designer Series Paper!

HERE and HERE are posts about Ever Eden. This paper has beautiful gold accents and is great for Christmas or any occasion. If you want the large pdf of all these Eden’s Garden projects from last year, just make any purchase from my store and ask me for it. The stamp set and dies are still currently available!

Blackberry Beauty is another gorgeous paper with metallic accents, perfect for fall and thanksgiving cards. Here’s an easy card I found from last year.

I love it when paper hits the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack. I can’t resist getting a bunch of my favorites!

Happy crafting

Kim Wilson

Easy Layouts – Fall and Winter Cards

Filed under: Projects — October 26, 2022 @ 2:21 pm

I had such fun at our recent Craft Retreat. I even got some projects done to share with you. This is another Twofer layout – use the extra piece from one card to make a second.

For this fun Halloween card, I die cut a partial circle and used it on the other card, adding a spider and Boo! from the Cottage Wreaths stamp set.

I repeated the same layout with this pair, but flipped the circle to the other side of the paper because I love both patterns on this sheet from the Celebrate Everything paper.

The Celebrate Everything paper also made a great background for the Aspen Tree Dies, a favorite from the Stampin’ Up! mini catalog.

Another easy layout featuring the Soft Seedlings stamp set and some fun coloring techniques. I made this card in a VIDEO.

I hope these projects give you some good ideas for your fall crafting. More next week!

Oh, and this is the LAST WEEK to get extra goodies OF YOUR CHOICE in your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Starter Kit. No obligation except to have fun! You can look into it HERE.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Tags and Cards

Filed under: Projects — October 19, 2022 @ 8:22 am

The Handmade Wishes bundle is perfect for making tags and adding tag elements to your handmade cards. It’s easy to pass over in the mini catalog because it’s not flashy, but take a closer look at this versatile bundle.

I used it twice to make multiple cards. First a swap card for Stampin’ Up! Backstage. I made around 50 and it was so easy with the Stamparatus.

I used a full pack of the Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper, even some of the scraps. I am crazy about the Gold Distressed paper, so I tried that with the Deer punch to add a larger focal point. And if you look closely, there is a dot of red pearlized enamel effects on the top of the tiny Christmas tree.

I made a punched out template for the Stamparatus to stamp the 50 punched labels. By positioning the outline stamp on one plate and the sentiments and tree on the other, I was able to quickly stamp all the tags and in exactly the right place every time.

My second card was for my team to celebrate the new Stampin’ Up! year that began October 1. Again I used the Stamparatus for all the tags.

Isn’t it cute? The paper (Celebrate Everything) is a host set and covers Halloween, Fall, Christmas and New Years with fun designs.

Products are posted below. I hope you enjoyed the tips on how to make multiple cards. I may just have to use this idea again for my Christmas cards!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Free Virtual Card Making Event

Filed under: Projects — October 12, 2022 @ 3:21 pm

Stampin’ Up! put on a great event for World Card Making Day. If you are reading this before Oct 18,2022, you can catch the replay HERE (click ENG for English). They showed some fun techniques, but the cards were still easy enough for beginners to enjoy. Here are my finished cards:

If you go to the Resource tab in the virtual platform, you can find the handouts with instructions. I hope you enjoy these projects as much as I did. I’ll post the products below – you just might want to add some to your shopping cart or to your demonstrator starter kit (just $99 for a great discount)!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Halloween and Fall Cards

Filed under: Projects — October 7, 2022 @ 11:42 am

I thought this would be a great time to share some more of my swap cards from Stampin’ Up! BackStage.

Such cute Halloween Cards! The legs on the witch actually swing back and forth! She left a tab on top and cut a circle in the tab. It’s mounted over a mini dimensional so it can swing freely. Then the hat was mounted on top of the mechanism. Note the fun stripes of glitter tape. Products used are listed at the bottom of this post.

These beautiful fall cards were made with the Rustic Harvest Suite. I love the different colors used on the pumpkins.

Three of these swap cards were fun folds. Can you match them up with the fronts above? I love all 3 and can’t wait to CASE these designs. I hope they gave you some good ideas too.

Want to swap like I do? And see even more amazing products? Becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator might be the best thing you do this year! And there is an extra bonus for joining in October – check it out HERE.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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World Card Making Day

Filed under: Projects — September 28, 2022 @ 9:46 am

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is holding a free virtual event on October 1? Here’s the link to sign up. Or you can check out all the details at my store header.

To celebrate World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up! is giving away a FREE package of Iridescent Pearls to anyone that purchases the Warm Welcome, Cottage Rose or Cottage Wreaths bundle. Be sure to add item #158987 to your shopping cart to get your freebies (links are also at the bottom of this post).

Here’s a card using the Warm Welcome bundle that I sent to a new team member. October 4-31 will be a starter kit promotion so check back here during that time.

Here I made a card looking from the outside in, and one from the inside looking out. There are so many possibilities for the Warm Welcome bundle. I love the little kitty. And also how you can personalize the card with your own house number (I used Copper Foil Sheets to cut the numbers and the door handle).

I embraced the vintage look with these Cottage Rose cards and the coordinating designer paper.

There is an interesting die in the bundle that cuts out a series of blossoms that match one sheet of the paper. Or on the first card I just layered it over a subtle design.

The last bundle for the special, Cottage Wreaths we are using for the September Card Class. Due to vacation and subsequent illness, this class will be filmed in early October, so it’s not too late to contact me and order your kit for $15. I love the designer paper for this suite. It was so much fun to play with. I hope you enjoy crafting this weekend!

Happy World Card Making Day!

Kim Wilson

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