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Magnolia Lane

Filed under: Projects — June 21, 2019 @ 10:39 am

The Magnolia Lane Suite was a big hit at my class last week.  Here’s a quick peek at some projects.

This is a simple layout that you can use with any Designer Series Paper.  I’ve been cutting my DSP at 4 x 5-1/4 inches – you can do so much with this size.  Just cut again at 1-3/4 and flip one piece.  Add a 1/2″ strip of Petal Pink cardstock to finish off the card.

Here’s the same basic layout but with a few added embellishments.  The top piece was run through the Subtle embossing folder for even more texture.

My Magnolia Lane CardClass pdfs are free with any purchase this month.  Click on any picture below to see more about the products.

The blog posts are thin this month, but I have much more to share soon.  I’m busy getting ready for the last day of our annual garage sale and the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles.  Thanks for supporting my home business!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Magnolia Lane

Filed under: Projects — June 14, 2019 @ 9:53 am

Good Morning Magnolia by Stampin’ Up! has been occupying my crafting time.  And a real magnolia and other gardening chores have filled up most of my time, now that we (sometimes) are having good weather for yard work.

My class projects and handouts for Tuesday are ready.  Remember, any purchase you make from my website shop will get you the pdf instructions.

Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson
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Last Chance Retiring Stampin’ Up!

Filed under: Projects — June 3, 2019 @ 9:53 am

Today is the last day to order retiring Stampin’ Up! products.  Some are on sale too!

If you like to make Eclipse Cards or home decor pieces or scrapbook…..the favorite Large Letters Framelit Dies are on sale today only here, as well as some stamp sets, punches etc.

My CardClass pdfs are free with any order.  The current month includes the Abstract Impressions and Tropical Chic bundles – both bundles will be in the new catalog, but not at the current 10% off.  Check out bundles in the store.

Tomorrow, the new catalog goes live at noon mountain time!  Let me know if you don’t have another demonstrator and did not receive a catalog in the mail and I would be happy to send you one (US only).

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Geared Up Garage – Father’s Day

Filed under: Projects — May 27, 2019 @ 10:06 am

With Father’s Day quickly approaching, let’s see some Stampin’ Up! ideas for masculine cards.  Geared Up Garage is my favorite bundle for guys.  And it’s 10% off for a few more days at my shop!  After June 4th, the set and dies will still be available separately.

Or if your guy is a fisherman, check out this earlier blog post for some Best Catch ideas.

I spent one whole afternoon playing with this fun bundle.  And below are a couple of close-ups.

The gear die is fabulous!

Tip:   Die Cut from Silver Foil paper.  Then run through again with the Subtle Embossing Folder for a weathered look.

Click on the photos below to see the supplies I used AND the EVERYTHING IS ROSY MEDLEY which is still available for a few more days (see earlier posts for some great project ideas).

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Stamp Club

Filed under: Projects — May 22, 2019 @ 1:01 pm

Kim’s Stamp Club 2019-20

 The Perks:

-Host benefits one month without having a party (usually at least $25 plus you can choose host sets)!

-You get a free card class EVERY month!  (3rd Tues of the month at my house 10am or 1pm.)

Long Distance members welcome (place your orders using host code and I’ll mail your class cards).

Locals who miss class, can pick up your order (and handouts/class cards) at my house.

It’s simple:

-You purchase at least $15 in product per month from June through May (12 months).

-Orders need to be in on or before class date (3rd Tuesday).

-You can order online with the host code, or call/email me.

-Please bring your own adhesive to class.

****Boost your benefits by getting outside orders on your host month if you choose.


Kim’s Frequent Shopper Card – 2019-20

Don’t want to commit to a monthly purchase?  Then this option is for you.  For this catalog year, get a punch on your card for each $20 purchased.  After 10 punches you get a $20 credit on your next order.  No sign up necessary.

(Punches not available for club orders or parties with a host.)

****If you attend the Tuesday class, your class fee is $5 off if you order that month.


Kim’s Stampers to Remember Team

Join the Fun of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  The discount (or paycheck) starts at 20% whether you are  enjoying the hobby or building a business.  The starter kit is the best deal – just $99 for $125 in product of your choice plus free shipping.  Get to see everything first and be part of a community of crafters.  From me – attend the monthly Tuesday class for free and have access to our files of CardClass project pdfs.   Ask me and I’ll help you get started!

Annual Crafty Garage Sale

Saturday – June 8 – 9AM-1PM  4729 Oakbark Ct. 814-838-0838, [email protected]

Hundreds of retired stamp sets, paper, punches, embellishments and more for sale.


For Club Members and Team Members only

Friday – June 7 – 12PM-2PM or 5:30-7

Food and stamping too!

Can I sell at the garage sale?

Stampers to Remember Team members can sell for cash.  Everyone else for credit.  Drop off your labeled and priced items before the sale.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Last Chance – Retiring Stamps

Filed under: Projects — May 22, 2019 @ 12:09 pm

Friday is the last day that Stampin’ Up! will guarantee availability for retiring stamp sets.  I thought I would list a few of my favorites to say goodbye.  Just click on the thumbnail to see details in my shop.  Remember that any coordinating dies are also retiring.

Customers should have received their new catalogs from me.

If not, send me an email and I’ll get one out to you.

LAST WEEK!!!!  Also Everything is Rosy – see previous posts.
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Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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


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