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Everything is (Still) Rosy

Filed under: Projects — May 15, 2019 @ 2:34 pm

And… here are yet more cards that I made with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

The rose gold paper is so gorgeous, I wanted to use every scrap!  For the first card, I just grabbed some of the 3×3 pieces from yesterday and cut them in quarters.  And the second card has the scraps leftover from the set of 12 cards I made in this post.  I swiped the Rose Gold shimmer paint across the navy card base using a sponge dauber.

I love these cards with a different shape.   I cut Whisper White cardstock at 6-1/2 x 6-1/4 and scored in half at 3-1/4.  I cut one piece of the 6×6 DSP at 3″, 2″ and 1″.  The one inch piece is flipped over on the first card to mat the banner.  Or you could make 3 of the second card from one piece.   Again, the border piece is die cut from a 1″ strip of the rose gold foil included in the product medley.

Anyhow, they fit in a regular letter sized envelope – perfect for a money card for birthday or graduation.

And last, but not least, some #simplestamping on note cards with just the stamp set and ink.  Try some different color combos for different seasons.

The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is only available in May while supplies last.  Check out everything included HERE at my shop.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Rose Gold Love – Everything is Rosy

Filed under: Projects — May 14, 2019 @ 11:18 am

Yesterday I showed you 12 easy cards to make with a few 6×6 sheets of Designer Series Paper.  And here are some more using the Everything is Rosy Product Medley by Stampin’ Up!

These 2 easy cards feature the gorgeous ribbons that come in the medley.

Don’t you love the beautiful font in the stamp set too?

And you are just using  3×3 pieces of the metallic paper, so imagine how many you can make!

These cards measure 4-1/2 square, so still fit in a medium, invitation size envelope, but with a fun shape.  And again, you are only using 3×3 pieces of the designer paper!

You’ll want to grab the EVERYTHING IS ROSY Product Medley before it is gone, and I’ll send you this gift by mail so you can make the cards from yesterday’s post.  More projects tomorrow!

Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson

Everything is Rosy – make the most of it!

Filed under: Projects — May 13, 2019 @ 2:31 pm

I’m soooooo glad I decided to get the limited release “Everything is Rosy” product medley!  Last time I showed you some mini-albums made by Stampin’ Up! artisans.  Now I’ll share how I maximized the gorgeous rose gold papers on some easy, but elegant cards.

All 4 cards use just one sheet of 6×6″ paper.

Instructions:  Cut at 4″, then cut the 4″ piece again at 4 so you have a square.  Cut the square in half diagonally.  You now have the 4 pieces you need to make these 4 cards plus a tiny scrap (that will be used in a future post).

Here’s another set of 4:

Tip: Cut the Rose Gold metallic paper in 1″ strips to make the die-cut borders.  This border die is my favorite one in the bundle.

The ribbons are also included in the product medley.

Here’s the last set of 4:

The first card also has a swiped background of shimmer paint (I used a sponge dauber).

The lovely tags are also included in this medley, or you can use a punch as I did with the first card in this group.

This special product medley is only available while supplies last at my store here.

And my gift to you will be this set of card mats in coordinating colors!

So all you need is some white card bases to make these 12 cards – and you’ll have lots more of the gorgeous designer paper and the rose gold foil…

for more projects…

that I will show later this week!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson







Trimmer Blades

Filed under: Projects — May 7, 2019 @ 1:40 pm

A new shipment of Stampin’ Up! cutting blades for the retiring trimmer just hit my store.  Hurry!

EDITED:  Sold out in 2 hours – next shipment is July 1.

And on a similar note, the Made to Bloom card kit is in low inventory, so you might want to grab it too!

Now might be the time to include a Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription in your order.  You won’t want to miss the long awaited Shelli kit – Hugs for You.  Be sure to enter your emailed code before May 10th.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson


National Scrapbooking Day

Filed under: Projects — May 4, 2019 @ 7:46 pm

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I had a family get-together, so no scrapbooking today, but will have some fun photos and memories for later.  I shared a mini-album I made earlier this week in this post.  And here are some gorgeous albums and a page made by some our Stampin’ Up! Artisans using the “Everything is Rosy” product medley.

This first one is by one of our European demonstrators.

This gorgeous album is by Lauren Alarid.  The instructions are here on the Stampin’ Up! blog.

And if those don’t make you crave the “Everything is Rosy” Product Medley, I don’t know what will.  See this post if you are a card maker – it’s great for that too!

Get it here before it is sold out!

And be sure to subscribe to my newsletter here for your free CardClass pdf.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Everything is Rosy

Filed under: Projects — May 1, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Not to brag, but Stampin’ Up! does coordination best. Today this gorgeous rose gold product medley will be available at my online store. How soon do you think it will sell out?

The Everything is Rosy Product Medley contains:

* Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c
* Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
* 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 6″ x 6″ rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
* Printed die cuts—2 sheets
* Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
* Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
* Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
* Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
* Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

These exclusive products are only available together, and only while supplies last.

Order #150059, $80 US for well over $100 worth of product

Plus anyone who orders using host code Q6TN6F97 will get an assortment of coordinating cardstock card panels as a small gift to you. (If your order is over $150, take the host benefits for yourself).

Here’s a closer look at the stamp set:

Here’s the video and some fun projects for you to make.

I can’t wait to get mine to play with!  If you want an even greater discount, why not add the medley to your Demonstrator Starter Kit today and for $19 more, get $44 more in product, plus additional demo perks to support your hobby and/or business.  Your kit has free shipping for an additional savings!

Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson

Happiness Blooms

Filed under: Projects — April 29, 2019 @ 11:33 am

I love the Memories & More Card Packs by Stampin’ Up!  Not only are the cards and sticker sheets great for scrapbooking, but they make delicious cards too.   And they usually coordinate with a Stampin’ Up! product suite which means endless opportunity for coordinated creativity!

And a yummy color combo:

Perfect for the Memories & More albums:

I decided to make a set of birthday cards with the 4×6 cards.  The cards and envelopes are sold separately, and fit the 2 sizes – 3×4 and 4×6.  I added a punched birthday sentiment and a little flower made with the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack.  So simple!  Some of the cards have a bright shiny coating for extra fun:

The envelopes for the smaller cards are not mailable.  They are still great for gift tags and fun little notes.  But I wanted to make them larger so I added to a dry embossed piece of Call Me Clover mat and then a  piece of 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 thick white cardstock to fit in a regular invitation sized envelope:

But now, what to do with my extra small envelopes?

How about a mini album?


I usually glue the flaps to the back of the previous envelope.  But since the flaps had the nice stripe, I added the flap to the front.  I put together 4 envelopes and added cards and stickers and a belly band. Plus an insert for the envelope.  How fun and easy with the Memories & More cards.

The Memories & More card packs and Happiness Blooms Suite products are retiring SOON and only available while supplies last – click on the photos below.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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New Stampin’ Up! Catalog

Filed under: Projects — April 26, 2019 @ 12:49 pm

I’m ordering my new catalogs very soon.  If you haven’t seen a Stampin’ Up! catalog in a while, or no longer have an active demonstrator – contact me and include your address (US only please).  I’d be happy to get one mailed to you.

On the cover you can see a sneak peek of 2 of my favorite new suites – Come Sail Away and Magnolia Lane.

Think about joining Stampin’ Up! on May 2.  You can put these 2 suites of products (or anything you like) in your starter kit at a great discount!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Best Catch

Filed under: Projects — April 25, 2019 @ 5:59 pm

The Clearance Rack was updated this week at my store.  Something for all seasons, but especially Fall and Winter if you like to work ahead.  Here is just one screenshot of a few of the items.

Fishing is big in my area and I believe the season started recently.  The Best Catch stamp set and matching framelit dies were not on my radar until my friend Brenda made some gorgeous masculine cards.  So I had to CASE, and then make a card of my own from the leftover pieces (top right).

Today’s Tips:

-Color the fish with blends:  We used Old Olive, Soft Seafoam and Calypso Coral.  We colored the cattails with Soft Suede.

-I inked up the Seaside folder (RETIRING) with Balmy Blue ink before running it through the machine to get the darker waves.

– The Wood Textures Designer paper is retiring too.  It makes a great background for many projects (top left).

A few of the retiring products have sold out, so I would check out the list at my store.  The Best Catch bundle is carrying over, but not at the discounted price, so I would grab that soon too.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Needle & Thread Bundle

Filed under: Projects — April 22, 2019 @ 11:21 am

The Needlepoint Nook product suite is retiring soon:(  I really enjoyed the DistINKtive stamps and the stitching dies from this bundle.

Look at how real the DistINKtive stamp looks!


Here’s a tip for using these photorealistic stamps:  Take an acrylic block and slide across a small section of the ink pad, pushing the ink down into the pad.  That clears a slightly less inky spot which is ideal for stamping – you don’t want too much or too little ink for the best impression.











And I’m always a fan of coordinating Designer Paper.  Someone actually embroidered these pieces before they were photographed for the paper!


And here’s another fun card design using the 2 matching punches.  This card is included in my April CardClass pdfs, which are free for any order from my website shop this month.  Or click on the photo below to purchase the instructions.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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