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Mother’s Day Blog hop, Stampin’ Up! April

Hi stampers! Welcome to our Stamp It demonstrators group Mother’s Day blog hop!

I would love to say I was prepared, but this is another project, strike that TWO projects I created for this blog hop…….AT THE LAST MINUTE. Insert sad face here 😦 it seems I cannot get my behind in gear these last few weeks, however this is a testament that you can create absolutely anything , and a quite beautiful anything with minimal effort. That is what is so wonderful about all of the Stampin’ Up! products: they coordinate and compliment effortlessly, blend with each other beautifully, and keep your stress levels to a minimum :-D.

I did find the gift bag idea in the 2016-17 Annual catalog and  came up with the card inspiration from Pinterest. BUT the color combo was all on my own. It is such a pretty combo and even though we have the retirement list that came out, and the 2015-17 In Colors that are retiring, at least we still have POOL PARTY right!?!?!? If we could bring back Coastal Cabana, I may never leave my stamp room.

I did videos below for both projects, but I will still give out a quick instruction for each, and as always the measurements for the card!

Just a few notes, the 2016-17 Annual catalog retirement list is going and fast….so make sure you get what you want before the price goes up……..on eBay that is:/

The NEW 2017-18 Annual catalog will be coming to a mailbox near you very soon, and if you don’t have a demonstrator, feel free to drop me an email with your full name, and mailing address and I will send you one free of charge.

The Occasions catalog will be coming to a close as well on May 31, 2017, OR while supplies last. Please get what you have been waiting for now, once it is gone, all I can do is cry with you and pat your back 🙂


As always be sure to follow all the way through the hop and see all the beautiful cards, these ladies have created, and while you’re there, leave a comment, along with your name and #stampitcontest to bantered to win the super pretty Watercolor Wishes Kit!


Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!



Card Base: 4 1/4″ by 12″ card stock base ( I used Kraft card stock)

Layers: Whisper White

Butterfly: Pool Party

On the 12″ side, score at 2, 4 ,8 & 10″, then turn and line up the 4 1/4″ side edge  at the 1″ mark, and score from 2″ to 10″ ( in-between the score lines), flip and repeat on the other side.

You will then do a mountain/valley fold  for an”M” shape to the card when it stands up.

You will need five pieces to layer and I did them in  Whisper White

Two measuring  7/8″ by 3 7/8″

One measuring 1 7/8″ by 3 7/8″

Two measuring 1 7/8″ by 3 3/4″


Gift Bag: Glassine gift bag

Layer: Whisper White

Butterfly: Pool Party

And the winner is……..Congrats to Pauline Vaughn, she won last months blog hop prize!

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Next month maybe it will be Y O U !

Leave your first and last name, a comment of course and #stampitcontest to be entered to win! One entry per person  on each blog hop page.

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138816 Butterfly Basics stamp set

143080 Everyday Hero

137360 Butterfly Thinlits

141700 Glassine bags

138315 Kraft Tag A Bag

135826 PetiteCafe Gift bags

133694 Kraft card stock

122924 Pool Party card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

126982 Pool Party ink pad

126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

120907 Decorative Label Punch

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

143263 Big Shot

139684 Precision Base Plate

140603 Die Brush

113475 Cutting pads

104332 Snail Adhesive

104430 Dimensionals

118491 Clear block bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist

126189 Paper Piercing Tool

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Gift card holders from Paper & Glassine bags, Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers! I know I am a tad bit behind on my blogs, so as a promise to myself and you all, I got caught all up right before my little vacation so you would have some fun things to create and be inspired by while I was away!

These two were super fun to create, and I think they make a fun way to give your gift, and an even better way to receive one.

You can change the DSP used, change the sentiment , change everything or you can make it just as it is.

What will you create? Send me a picture on Facebook and let me see too!!


You will want to score your bag (either one) at 3″, (on both sides) to get a better crease.

Cut a piece of DSP to measure 3 1/4″ by 12″. Then you will lay the DSP down( with the side dow you want to facing out) and fold to meet the sides. Then overlap the back, and add Snail to close the ends together.

If you want to add the Whisper White insert it will measure 4 1/2″ by 2 3/4″.

You can do a little background stamping for interest, and this will be the perfect spot to add your greeting. Also, make sure you tell them to enjoy the gift card, so they know to look for it inside!

You can stamp any sentiment you would like, and punch it out with the 2″ circle punch, add a second 2″ circle punch in Silver foil to add some zip. (How often do you hear that not related to Miracle Whip;))

You could stamp any sentiment, and punch it out with the Sweetheart punch, and then layer onto a 2″ circle punch with Dazzling Diamonds or the Blushing Bride glimmer paper too!

Wrap a little ribbon around it for added flair, or leave it more plain if you want to, it’s all up to you.

Hope you like this cute little treat holder as much as I do 🙂

Until next time…….

Stay Crafty!



138315 Kraft Tag A Bags

141700 Glassine Gift bags

142971 Suite Sentiments clear mount stamp set

140517 Timeless Textures clear mount stamp set

135315 Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

138437 Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack

138434 Brights Designer Series Paper Stack

100730 Whisper White card stock

132178 Silver Foil sheets

131171 Bermuda Bay ink pad

131172 Blushing Bride ink pad

100082 Black Stampin’ Write markers

142794 Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon

143601 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo pack FREE W $50 SAB purchase

133786 Sweetheart Punch

133782 2″ Circle Punch

104199 Linen Thread

126199 Silicon Mat

141897 Wink of Stella

103683 Mini Glue Dots

103579 Paper Snips

141337 Stampin’ Sponges

129026 Fast Fuse

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes

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