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Pressed Petals

Filed under: Projects — September 13, 2019 @ 12:12 pm

My favorite Specialty Paper is Pressed Petals.  You get 24 sheets to play with!  And I’ll give you a tip below on how to get it for free.

My class this month features this gorgeous paper – you can see 5 of the patterns in this photo, plus both of the coordinating Washi tapes.  Yes, the flower is made from Washi Tape!

We are doing a fun fold, a favorite layout with a Washi Tape flower and a fun technique to add depth to your die-cuts.  The local class is September 17 in Erie, PA.  But the online instructions will be sent as FREE pdfs with any purchase this month from my website shop.

Here are a few more projects by Stampin’ Up! artists using the entire Pressed Petals Product Suite.  Do you see that it includes a lovely little journal?

And, only in September you can get this gorgeous paper for free.  Usually, when a company does BOGO, the least expensive paper is free.  But with this promotion by Stampin’ Up!, you can get the most expensive specialty paper (Pressed Petals) free.  Just add 3 other papers from the sale into your cart.  When you add this one, it will register as $0. Use this link to see all the papers that are included in the sale.

Happy shopping and Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson


Perennial Essence

Filed under: Projects — September 12, 2019 @ 11:48 am

There is a fun story to this Designer Series Paper.  The artist wanted to create Monet like designs.  And she succeeded beautifully.  In fact, for this project I just added 3 pieces of the Perennial Essence Paper to this folding frame home decor piece.  Yes, that’s it!!

You can also add some Shimmery Embossing Paste to a few of the flowers for a more dimensional hand painted look.

Here are some more projects by Stampin’ Up! artists:

I hope you can grab some of this beautiful paper to use in your own projects!

My store is here – thanks for supporting my home business.  I’m so close to earning a trip that I am sending out gifts for ever order in September.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Follow Your Art

Filed under: Projects — September 11, 2019 @ 11:45 am

Follow Your Art is a whimsical Product Suite, designed just for the crafter.   There are paintbrushes and scissors for the artist and the hairdresser too.   These could easily be thank you, birthday, congratulations or any occasion cards so I’m glad I made a bunch.  The Designer Series Paper is on sale only until the end of September.

I used Watercolor Pencils and the Ribbon Punch to complete these easy cards.

Here are some more projects by Stampin’ Up! artists with this fun Product Suite.

My demonstrator website is currently under construction, but the online store is working perfectly.  I appreciate your order this month – I’m almost there to earn the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Hawaii!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson


Come Sail Away

Filed under: Projects — September 10, 2019 @ 11:21 am

I’ll be featuring some favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers this week.  Top of my list is Come Sail Away.

I did a whole series on this Product Suite in July, so just scroll back to see even more projects.  These 2 cards and purse were made with leftover pieces from my July CardClass (pdfs are FREE with any purchase from the Come Sail Away suite at my shop).

And the instructions for the cute purse are in this post – I originally made it with Magnolia Lane which is also on sale.  The gems at the purse handles are the Clear Faceted Gems.

Here are some more projects by Stampin’ Up! artists:

These favorite papers are only on sale in September, so grab them today at the shop.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Most Wonderful Time

Filed under: Projects — September 7, 2019 @ 2:12 pm

Most Wonderful Time

One of the new Holiday products that I am most excited about is the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  It’s a complete suite of Christmas crafting coordination.  It was one of my pillow gifts on the Greek Isles Incentive Trip, so I’ve had quite a while to play with it.  I have made over 50 projects, so far.  All my photos and tips are stored in an online class in a Facebook group for my team members and customers that purchase this wonderful Medley.

Most Wonderful Time by Stampin' Up!

You get this:

And can make this:  over 50 different projects.  Includes tips and cutting guides!

The Facebook group has photos and tips for all 50 projects, but be sure to purchase the Medley first, because you will be asked a few questions before being able to join the closed group.

I’ll also be sending a gift to everyone that purchases the Medley from me.  This add-on kit of cardstock, vellum and gold foil will help you complete many of the projects.  I do recommend also purchasing a package of Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Real Red, Old Olive and Memento Black Inkpads.  The Gold Delicata Ink pad is optional, but it will coordinate nicely.

The Most Wonderful Time Medley is a great way to make a large number of easy Christmas cards, tags and treat holders, while enjoying the creative process.

I’m hoping to sell 15 of the Medleys this month – I am so close to earning the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Hawaii.  That’s why each one of you that buys the Medley will also receive the free add-on kit as a grateful gift from me.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Happy September

Filed under: Projects — September 3, 2019 @ 2:51 pm

and Happy Back to School!  Where did the summer go?  The weather is still beautiful in Erie and it’s hard to be indoors.  But business continues and here are some more projects for you.  I only have this month of September to earn the next Incentive Trip and it’s to HAWAII – a place my husband and I have always wanted to visit.  So… any purchases you make this month are greatly appreciated.

The Holiday Catalog goes live  September 4th and the Harvest Hellos bundle should be at the top of your shopping list.  Not only is the stamp set cute, but it is bundled with a punch that can be an apple or a pumpkin!

Harvest Hellos, Stampin' Up

The first card I crosshatched with Watercolor Pencils (appropriately featuring Granny Apple Green) and the second was colored with Stampin’ Blends.  I better start on some pumpkin cards next!

You will be happy to see that the popular Designer Series Paper Sale returns on September 4th as well.  I’m going to be stocking up on my favorites, how about you?

Here’s the link to my store.  And here is the list of papers that will be on sale.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Join the Fun


Filed under: Projects — September 1, 2019 @ 3:25 pm

It’s my 21st Stamp-iversary!  I can’t believe it’s been decades that I’ve been crafting with Stampin’ Up! products.  Before blogging, before online ordering, I was stamping with new friends that brought this fun company to Erie.  And then when they moved away, I had to sign up to get my stamping fix!  I thought you might like to see some photos.

Last year at OnStage, there were giant boards for each of the 30 years of Stampin’ Up!  And 1998 was my year!

And here I am 20 years ago at my first convention.  Note the bangs and big glasses!

We are in a holding pattern for a few days until the Holiday Catalog goes live on September 4.  If you didn’t get your paper catalog, contact me.  The pdf will be available on the 4th and of course everything will be visible in my online store that day as well.  And the popular Designer Series Paper Sale begins too.  Here’s the list in case you want to have your shopping list planned out.

And if there is something you need in the meantime, hop on over to the shop.  I’m trying to earn a trip to Hawaii, so I will have a special gift to anyone who makes a purchase on September 1, 2 or 3.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Bird Ballad 4 – Mirror Image

Filed under: Projects — August 21, 2019 @ 1:43 pm

The Mirror image technique was a big hit at my local class yesterday.  We used it to make the birds from the “Free as a Bird” stamp set face each other.  It’s also easy to make water reflections with this technique.

Stampin' Up, Bird Ballad, Mirror Image

It’s so easy – all you need is a silicone sheet and the Stamparatus.  Use your grid paper to find the center of your cardstock.  Position the stamp where you want the image.  When you stamp the image onto the silicone sheet (multiple times for a darker image), the ink stays wet so you can pick it up on the cardstock – that becomes the reverse image.  Remove the silicone sheet, flip the cardstock over and stamp again for the normal image.

Another card we made with the Bird Ballad suite was this gate fold card.

Measurements for the single (top) and for the double gate fold card (bottom) are on my CardClass pdfs for this month.  I have a set of pdfs for each of these new suites:  Magnolia Lane, Come Sail Away and Bird Ballad.  I’ll email one to you after your purchase, or join our team and have access to several years of  files.

Join the Fun

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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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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