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Heartfelt Valentine

Filed under: Projects — January 16, 2020 @ 4:17 pm

Valentine’s Day comes so quickly after the New Year.  It’s fun to look at some bright, bold colors and try some new ones.  The Heartfelt stamp set and “From the Heart” suite of coordinating products is the go-to for this Valentine’s Day.  But don’t miss some other options below.

My CardClass pdfs for January are ready to email to you – featuring the Heartfelt bundle.

I couldn’t resist getting on the gnome bandwagon with the Heart punch pack.  The final version of this card adds cute mini pompoms from the Birthday Bonanza suite to the top of the hats.

And this gorgeous From the Heart Designer Series Paper also has a sheet that punches out with the Heart Punch pack.

Don’t miss the heart doilies from the suite.  The faceted gems are cool too.  And the Real Red ribbon is part of the suite too.

Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce make an interesting color combo for Valentine’s Day or other Love’ly occasions.

Tags Tags Tags stamp set and the Large Detailed Heart die make a quick card.

Hinge jumping with the Stamparatus is the best way to get perfect alignment such as these arrows from the Heartfelt stamp set.  The twine and sequins used on this card are FREE during Sale-a-Bration.

And don’t forget the favorite Painted Poppies.  My February class will feature this bundle – instruction pdfs coming soon.

Want all my pdfs?  Join my team – it’s the best deal too – especially during Sale-a-Bration.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Happy Sale-A-Bration!

Filed under: Projects — January 7, 2020 @ 7:09 pm

Welcome to the biggest promotion of the Stampin’ Up! year and lots of fun new products.

Don’t you love the cute little bees in the Honeybee stamp set?  The beautiful metallic, black and white designer paper is a Sale-a-bration freebie.

A prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription is the perfect way to craft all year AND earn lots of Sale-abration freebies.

The popular stamp set from the new 2020 Mini Catalog has to be Painted Poppies.  You will find lots of beautiful projects online with this stamp set.  I’ll be back later this month with some of my own!

My Card Class for January features the “From My Heart” suite.  Check out the awesome new punches.  And who doesn’t love gnomes right now?

You can check out my store at any of the thumbnail photos below.

I’m excited to announce that I was chosen to be part of the 2020 Demonstrator Council.  I’m glad for a chance to give back to my fellow demonstrators who have encouraged and shared ideas over the years.  Our demonstrator family is truly awesome.  There is a special for joining during Sale-abration.  You will be so glad you did!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack

Filed under: Projects — December 18, 2019 @ 11:09 am

Are you busy like me with last minute Christmas tasks? It’s cold and snowy outside so I’m so happy to work from home!  I have a few projects to show you below, but first:

There are over 130 products in the Clearance Rack right now.  I think you better check ’em out!

Don’t forget the Year-end Closeout as well.  And the stamp/die bundle discount is also ending soon for the Holiday Catalog too.

Here are a quick series of note cards that you can make in a flash using the Everything Festive stamp set (retiring) and a little sponging.  These cards would be great for Christmas thanks, a quick New Year’s note or a Valentine greeting.

Just add a few punched shapes and you’re good to go!

*******The Every Season Punch Pack is retiring and discounted right now – click on the photo below.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Still Scenes

Filed under: Projects — December 11, 2019 @ 7:05 am

The Still Scenes is one of my favorite bundles by Stampin’ Up!  The die cuts are so cute! Use this bundle all year long for many occasions.  Get the stamp/die bundle at 10% off only through December.  Both will carry over to 2020, just not at the bundled pricing.


I added scraps of Copper Foil Sheets behind the windows of the church to make them shine.  I just tore pieces of Whisper White cardstock for the snow.  The star paper – (Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper)  is out of stock right now, but it is coming back in the next holiday catalog.  I used Soft Suede cardstock to mat the church panel and the card base is Pool Party, but Balmy Blue or Seaside Spray would also work great.

Measurements:  DSP panel – 3 x 3-3/4″, Soft Suede panel – 3-1/8x 3-7/8″

Card 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4 (the typical 1/2 sheet cardstock)

To layer the church, I used Stampin’ Dimensional bits under each section.

The polar bears in the second are cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper and the other cardstock was textured with the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Here’s a close-up of the church panel:


Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Stampin’ Up! Flash Sale

Filed under: Projects — December 9, 2019 @ 3:33 pm

There’s a great one day sale coming your way with free shipping!

The day – Wednesday December 11

And I sent out some fun project ideas in my newsletter here.

If you don’t already subscribe, better sign up here so you don’t miss anything.

The Christmas Roses bundle is still available, along with the other Christmastime is Here Suite products.  Wednesday would be a perfect time to grab these at free shipping before they are gone.

As you can see, this suite is great for all occasions.   The first card gives you a sneak peek of Heartfelt, a new bundle coming in January.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson


December Card Class

Filed under: Projects — December 7, 2019 @ 2:10 pm

My CardClass pdfs are ready for another fun class.  I like to do a Fun Fold, a Technique and a Favorite Layout each month.  Where do I get my ideas?  Many project ideas are provided by Stampin’ Up! and many are shared by fellow demonstrators.  After adding my own touch, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few, so my pdfs always include extra photos of coordinating projects.

This month we will make a cute gift card holder that fastens with velcro.  We’ll also explore ways to darken and lighten cardstock with Versamark and White pigment ink, adding a cute tag. Make this quick New Year note card or use it as a Christmas thank you card.

The class details are on my website calendar.  Can’t make it?  The pdfs are FREE with any purchase this month from my online shop.


If your order is over $50, I’ll also send the pdfs for these 2 popular classes (October and November):

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

And here’s a clickable smorgasboard of some of the products I used on these classes.

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Year-end Closeout Sale

Filed under: Projects — December 3, 2019 @ 4:09 pm

It’s hard to believe, but the Holiday Catalog period is coming to a close.  It officially ends January 2nd, but already some items have sold out, because it was such a stellar collection of products this year.  Catch the Closeout sale HERE at my shop.

The Toile Tidings wrapping paper is included in the sale.  Wrap a gift or make your own gift bags!

The Wrapped in Plaid Suite continues to be very popular.  The paper is still available while supplies last, but will retire.  The Stamp set and punch bundle will be 10% off only through December, as will all the bundles.

Snowman Season is another bundle that will carry over, but not at the discount.   Unfortunately, the paper is sold out.

Do you have someone asking you for a shopping list?  Here you go!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Christmas Cards and More

Filed under: Projects — November 26, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves with this Holiday catalog.  Sales have been very strong, in fact several items are sold out already.  The tree punch is in low inventory, so I would grab one quickly.

I’ve made so many different Christmas cards this season that I don’t have time to post them all.  I do have pdfs available with a Stampin’ Up! purchase for these projects from my recent Card Classes:

And here are some lovely project photos provided by Stampin’ Up! for demonstrators to use:

And below is where you can find these product suites.   It’s easy to purchase the items separately and even easier to grab the whole suite.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Stampin’ Up! OnStage

Filed under: Projects — November 20, 2019 @ 5:24 pm

I had a fabulous time at OnStage.  It was great to see Stampin’ Up! demonstrator friends and play with new products.  Here are a few quick photos:

We picked up our bags and a gift at CentreStage – a dinner for leaders.

Hmmm, perhaps some meerkat stamps are in our future!

I love this picture of the new catalogs with my friends in the background hard at work on their #OnStage2019 make&takes.

A few of us in Hartford earned a march across the stage for this milestone award. It only took me 20 years to get there, but it was fun to meet some new friends to share the excitement.

Thank you for supporting my home business!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Christmastime is Here

Filed under: Projects — November 5, 2019 @ 2:44 pm

Here are some more Christmas Rose projects.  Of course, I had to make my purse from the new Designer Series Paper.  I’ll fill these with the cards I made – just wait until my next post for my favorites.

Here’s an easy way to make multiples:  Use the gold-edged cards & envelopes.  Just fussy cut or die cut the large rose clusters from the paper.

And here are a few more projects from Stampin’ Up! artists:

Only available while supplies last, you will want to add this fun suite to your collection.  I would at least get the paper – it is so beautiful.  I’m getting several packages myself!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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