01. September 2017 · Comments Off on Merry Patterns Host Promotion · Categories: Cards, Promotions


Have you been waiting for just the right time to host a Stampin’ Up! party? Do you love adorable Christmas stamp sets? If you said “Yes” to both questions, this may be the perfect time for you to contact your demonstrator (or click (US l CA) to find a demonstrator near you). What’s the occasion? Right now if you host a party with $300 USD/$375 CAD in sales, you can earn the exclusive, oh-so-cute Merry Patterns Stamp Set. This offer ends on October 31, so don’t wait! Get ready to take advantage of this exciting offer today!


  • Promotion period: September 1–­October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 USD/$375 CAD (before shipping and handling)
  • One stamp set may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many stamp sets can be earned
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set


31. March 2017 · Comments Off on Sale-A-Bration (Last day to get this FREE) · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , ,

Isn’t this the cutest little treat holder?  I created this with the SAB set, Tasty Trucks, page 12 of the SAB Catalog.  I used the colors Mint Macaron and Daffodil Delight.  I fussy cut the image out and double backed it to make it stronger for both sides.  The center part to create the box is 1 1/2″ x 5 1/8″, scored at 1 1/2″ from each end (long side) and 1/4″ from each side (short side). There are several patterns to make this on You Tube, just put “Tasty Trucks Stampin’up” in the search box and you will find many.

If you spend $50 in merchandise you can get this set.  You can place an order on my site 24-7 but make sure it is before midnight tonight.

GO HERE:  www.pattispad.stampinup.net


08. February 2017 · Comments Off on Valentine Surprise! · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , , ,

We made this 3D  item at Stamp Camp.  It was cut out with the  Window Box Thinlits dies, page 43 of the OC.  I used real red card stock and the doilies on page 51.  I cut whisper white card stock out with our new stitched layer dies and the sentiment is from the set Sealed with Love on page 15.  Hearts are punched out from red glimmer paper found on page 175 in the AC.


11. September 2016 · Comments Off on Sweet Home · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , ,

Hey Stampers, so sorry you have not heard from me in a few days.  I have been sick but back to my old former self now, and starting to post daily again.  Sure hope you missed me because I missed you!

This project was made using the Stamp set Sweet Home and the Thinlits, page 40 of the HC.  It is almost like the sample on the same page except that I changed it around a little.  The DSP is Halloween Night Specialty on page 51.  Love this suite.  You can get a discount on the bundle if you buy both the set and thinlits together.






31. August 2016 · Comments Off on Trick or Treat · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , , , ,

From the HC, this 3D item is what we made at Camp on Saturday.  The DSP is Halloween Night Specialty paper and I cut the bag out with our Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, page 191 in the AC.  I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, page 186 to make the tag and decorated it with the stamps from Sweet Home.  The Bow is made from the new Halloween Night Baker’s Twine and fastened with the Gold Binder clips, page 177.  Imagine how cool this would be filled with candy for that special little Trick or Treater.





14. August 2016 · Comments Off on Sneak Peek of Christmas package · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , ,

This is a stamp from the new Holiday Catalog (HC).  Y’all are going to love this new catty.  It is better than ever.  If you thought that nothing could be better than the last one, think again.  You should be getting yours by September.  I will be posting samples of new sets until it comes out on September 1st.  That way you will have a good idea of what interests you.  Now, you know, I am not going to have all the sets and embellishments but enough to keep you going.  This little moose is from the set is Cookie Cutter Christmas.  The DSP is from the AC, This is Christmas Specialty on page 172.



29. May 2016 · Comments Off on For Father · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , ,

If you came to my camp yesterday, you would have made this as our 3D item for Dad, Son, Grandpa, Brother.   Several choices to pick from.  The sentiment is from this month’s Paper Pumpkin set.  The images are from the stamp set, Swirly Bird, page 152 in the new AC.  I used Real Red and Pacific Point on the muslin bags.  These bags are being discontinued so if you want them, make sure you purchase them before the end of the month.

10. March 2016 · Comments Off on Diorama · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , ,

My awesome Wednesday morning group wanted to make a diorama so I designed this one for them.  It was so much fun putting it all together.  I used the stamp sets, By the Tide, AC page 82 and From Land to Sea, page 83.  In addition, Wetlands, page 116, also AC.  The backround papers are from the DSP stack, Going Places, page 39 of the OC.  If ever they carried over a DSP I wish it would be this stack.  I have used it so much and I love it.  I also used the set Gorgeous Grunge from the AC, page 123 for the sand.  I used our Oval Framelits, page 173 AC, and the embellishments, bird and fencing (non SU) were miscellaneous chip board that I had hoarded a long time ago.

29. February 2016 · Comments Off on Playful Pals · Categories: 3D Items, Cards · Tags: , , ,

We did this little frog at Saturday’s camp and he came out so stinkin” cute.  You can make these from the set, Playful Pals, page 45 in the OC.  On page 44, they have the matching Pyramid Pals thinlits.  You could go on forever making these adorable little animals.  You can even put little treats or a piece of jewelry in them.   Right now you can get the bundle of both for a reduced discount of 15%.

15. February 2016 · Comments Off on SU cookie stamps! · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: ,

My Daughter and her family, from TN, were here for the long weekend and she found some confetti box cake mixes in the pantry and made us Valentine cookies with Stampin’Up’s© retired cookie stamps.  How clever is this girl, that she even remembered I still had them.  I used them just once myself and that was when they first came out with them.  They were a big hit!  I guess I will have to start using them more often.

08. February 2016 · Comments Off on Product based Kit Class · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , ,

I recently held a product based class for this darling little item, Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit, page 33 in the OC. We were all pleased at how they came out.  Great to keep and change with the seasons, a special occasion or give as a gift to a loved one.  The little fold out easel board is black board so you can even use it with chalk if you want to say something special.  So much fun to create.

23. January 2016 · Comments Off on Camp 3D Project · Categories: 3D Items

This is what we made at camp today.  It contains Tootsie rolls for Valentine’s Day.

01. November 2015 · Comments Off on Table favors double as place card · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , , ,

Looking to do something different for Thanksgiving dinner?  Why not put these on every plate?  So easy to make with our DSP, Into The Woods, page 43 of the HC and the Square pillow box Thinlits die, page 41 HC.  These we made at last month’s camp and filled with Twix bars.  I used Daffodil Delight card stock and cut the leaves out with our Leaflets Framelits, page 172 of the AC.  We then sponged the leaves with Old Olive, Watermelon Wonder, and Tangelo Twist inks.  We used Wild Wasabi 1/2″ seam binding to tie the box closed and finished it off with White Bakers twine and Into the Woods wooden Elements.

27. September 2015 · Comments Off on Paper Pumpkin Surprise! · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , ,

This little goodie bag is from this month’s Paper Pumpkin especially for Halloween.  Although you could change the sentiment and use it for just about any occasion.  Everything to make this and 7 more come in the package, including the glue and the most awesome stamps ever!  We did this for our 3D item at Camp yesterday, filled with Dove Chocolates of course!

17. September 2015 · Comments Off on Red Foil Beauty · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , ,

I used the Festive Flower punch, page 31 HC, to punch out the petals on the red foil paper, page 26 HC, the green leaves were stamped with Reason for the Season set on page 31 of the HC.  I used the stylus to score the petals and gold foil paper for the center of the poinsettia.  The sentiment is from Seasonal Fame Thinlits, page 40, HC.  I really like this against the Mint Macaron card stock, don’t you?

22. August 2015 · Comments Off on Pillow box project · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , ,

Here is another sneak peek at the new SQUARE pillow box thinlits dies found in our new Holiday catalog.  What is special about this pillow box is that it is large enough to hold both candies and a gift card.   Perfect for giving this Holiday season.
I used Mint Macaron card stock for the box.  The window was cut out with dies included with the pillow box die.   You will soon be receiving your new HC, and when you do, you can find this die on page 41.  It has lots of really cool dies that can be used with the pillow die, as well as on cards, scrapbooks, and gift items, etc.

12. March 2015 · Comments Off on Waiting on more warm weather · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , ,

Last Thursday it was 82º and it was so beautiful outside.  I said “Thank You Lord for this beautiful weather.”  However, the next day the temp drop 40º but I know it’s not going to stay cold for very long.  Spring and Summer is my favorite times of the year.  I can’t take the cold weather….I need heat!
I guess that is why I just had to have this new Berry Basket Die, page 21 of the OC, the stamp set, From the Garden, page 20 with the matching Framelits.  I used the DSP Something Borrowed, page 42, Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock and the white gel pen.  This keeps the thought of spring around the corner.

01. March 2015 · Comments Off on Boo Boo Bunny · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , , ,

I was inspired to make this little treat box that was posted on Stampin’Connection by Demo Andrea Brewster.  I changed it up with the sentiment but used her same colors.  Thanks Andrea for your creative use of this die cut.

16. February 2015 · Comments Off on Pretty Paper Beads · Categories: 3D Items

Did you ever roll paper beads with toothpicks when you were a kid? I just rediscovered this fun, little craft—and making them is kind of addictive.

Just wrap a long, triangular piece of paper around a wooden skewer until you have a bead. Adhere the tail-end of the paper to the bead using a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue, then cover the bead using a thin coat of Mod Podge. Let your bead dry.

After making a few dozen of these little cuties I started to think of Easter eggs . . . and one of our new occasions catalog stamp sets—For Peep’s Sake, item # 138557—came to mind.
I used the Ornate Tag Topper Punch (item # 137416) on the top and bottom of this Easter favor to create fancy edges.


3To make the beads, I used Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (item # 137784),Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item # 138633), and the Rich Razzleberry designs from the Brights Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stacks(item # 130134).

Beginning at the top of a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, score every inch on one side; on the opposite side, begin 1/2″ from the top and score every inch. Draw diagonal lines between the staggered score lines to create triangles.


The beads don’t have to be rolled up perfectly; their irregular look is part of their charm!

When my friend, Bonnie, saw my paper beads drying, she said that they reminded her of an insect collection. My immediate thought was: butterflies!


8There are many ways to make paper beads from Designer Series Paper. Just do an Internet search for “paper bead templates” and you’ll find plenty! P.S. If you use elastic cord to thread your beads, put a dot of Crystal Effects (item # 101055) on the knot and allow it to dry. That will help it stay secure.

Have fun!

Cindy B.

Sr. Staff Writer

29. January 2015 · Comments Off on 3D Item at Camp · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , , ,

We made this little bag with the new Thinlits Mini Treat Bag found on page 9 of the OC.  I used the DSP Typeset from the AC and the in-color wide bakers twine also from that catalog.  The stamp is colored with Stampin’write markers, topped off with one of our lovely embellishments, Something borrowed.  The hearts down the side of the bag are cut out with the same thinlits dies above, a combination of very versatile thinlits come in this package, not just the mini bag.  Unbelievable buy for the money.

25. December 2014 · Comments Off on Merry Christmas! · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , , ,

Wishing y’all a blessed Christmas.  If you are driving to be with loved ones, safe travels.

This is a little gift bag made with our new Mini Treat Bag framelits.  You can find them on page 9 of the Spring Occasions catalog!  I made this with our gorgeous wrapping paper found in the Holiday catty on page 10.  This craft paper is so pretty and it’s reversible so you can stamp the other side if you prefer.

20. November 2014 · Comments Off on Table Favors · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , ,

I made this little box with the new Gift Box Punch Board found on page 5 of the Holiday catalog.  You can amke small to very large boxes with this tool.  So easy to use and you do not need any glue.  Isn’t that awesome?  This little box I did not use glue but on larger boxes they suggest a little snail or sticky strip.  These can be used for name cards, filled with little treats, for your Thanksgiving Day table.  You can also change the design and use them for the Christmas table.  So versatile.  SU has a video showing how to assemble the box, go here to see.

10. November 2014 · Comments Off on Easy as Pie Thanksgiving Table Setting · Categories: 3D Items

Creating a fun table setting for Thanksgiving is easy as pie when you make cute, little drumstick favors using our Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags!

Place Setting_crb1Create the frill using a 3-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla Designer Series Paper. Fold and cut every 1/2″.Place Setting_crb2

I fluffed it up a bit by wrapping it around a Stampin’ Write Marker.

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Twist the gift bag shut, tie with ribbons, and wrap the frill around the top.

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We’d love to hear your creative ideas for Thanksgiving table settings! Tell us about them—or send us a link to a picture!

Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer

Supply List

Endless Wishes Stamp Set (item # 136829)

Four Feathers Stamp Set (item # 135053)

I’m Thankful For Stamp (item # 135170)

Designer Series Paper Stacks (item # 130132)

Gold Glimmer Paper (item # 133719)

Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags (item # 135503)

Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad (item # 126945)

Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (item # 134547)

Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (item # 133669)

Gold Sequin Trim (item # 132983)

Mini Metallic Clothespins (item # 133320)

Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item # 119246)

Big Shot (item # 113439)

Feathers Framelits Dies (item # 135852)

06. November 2014 · Comments Off on Gobble gobble · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , ,

If you came to my Wednesday morning club you would have made these cute little turkeys.  We had so much fun making these this morning.  You can use them to hold favors, sweets, or name cards at the Thanksgiving table.


27. October 2014 · Comments Off on Christmas Ornament · Categories: 3D Items · Tags: , , , ,

I cased this ornament from Ilina Crouse, a very creative demonstrator.  I did change mine around a little but the main idea is from Ilina.  This, believe it or not, was not as much work as it looks.  I guess the hardest time I had with it was keeping it glued together long enough so the glitter and flakes stayed put.  I apologize for the reflection of light on the top of the bulb but that is almost impossible to remove while photographing.  I think I could have had better luck if I shot the picture outside in daylight.  The backgound in the bulb is stamped with the set White Christmas.