Bottled Happiness Gate Fold

Happy Monday! I hope the day finds you well!

Today’s card is a gate fold with a belly band, and I used the Bottled Happiness stamp set, Tea Boutique Design Series Paper, Deckled Rectangles Dies and the Stylish Shapes Dies to create this card. I also used four of the five new In Colors on the card and I love how the new In Colors play so nicely together!

The sentiments included in the Bottled Happiness stamp set are upbeat and combined with the cheerful In Colors and the beautiful Tea Boutique DSP, this card is sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face!

You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the icon below.

Wishing you a good day this Memorial Day as we remember and honor service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Products used to create today’s card are included below:

Another Sneak Peek – Sweet Songbirds / Last Chance and Retiring Products Sale Going on Now! / May Paper Pumpkin Surprise

Sweet songbirds card project

Here is another sneak peek from the new Annual Catalog – the Sweet Songbirds Bundle which includes the Sweet Songbirds stamp set and Songbirds Builder Punch. How cute is this little bird! I had so much fun playing with this bundle and already have another card idea using this set…I can’t wait to show you. By sharing these sneak peeks, I hope to inspire you to purchase some of the new items from the upcoming catalog. I promise you won’t be disappointed and if you’re like me…you’ll want it all.

Today’s card sits on a Sweet Sorbet card base – one of our new In Colors…and it’s gorgeous! I stamped the branches, leaves and flowers on a white panel, punched the cute little bird using Sweet Sorbet, white and Daffodil Delight cardstock, then used Stampin’ Blends to enhance the shading on the stamped images. The sentiment label on the card uses the wood plank stamp and a greeting from the stamp set and is hanging from a tree branch! I used a sponge dauber to ink in some sky in Balmy Blue and I wasn’t worried about getting the ink completely smooth. This card is meant to be playful so have fun with it!

The new catalog launches on May 3 for customer orders. I’ll be sharing some additional projects using new items from the catalog over the next several weeks so be sure to check back often. You won’t be disappointed. The new catalog is packed with some amazing new items!

You can view the project sheet for today’s card by clicking on the icon below.

You can view items used to make this card that are available now by scrolling to the bottom of this post.

Happy crafting and have a wonderful day!



If you had your heart set on any of the items on this list you’ll want to order very soon! When the items are gone, they are gone.

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the linked pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

If you’re ready to start shopping, click on the image above. Happy shopping!


May’s Paper Pumpkin kit celebrates the new 2022-2024 In Colors plus offers an added SURPRISE..the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25!

Create magic with the NEW 2022–2024 In Colors with this Paper Pumpkin kit! With vivid pops of green and red and a range of blues, these colors are perfect for fun festivities. Send your best wishes or happy moments with the large bold lettering and gorgeous gold foil details. Plus, you can also send gift cards with the included coordinating gift card holders! You must subscribe no later than May 10th to secure the May kit.

As an added bonus, every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will get the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25 in Stampin’ Up! products! The winners will find their Golden Voucher in their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin box. This is the perfect time to snag coordinating In Color products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog that will go live on 3 May 2022 in the online store!

Watch the video below as Sara, Stampin’ Up! CEO, talks about the May Paper Pumpkin kit.

Coordinating colors for the Celebrating In Color kit include Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, and Tahitian Tide. Kit contents include:

  • Celebrating In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed In Color envelopes
  • Printed In Color gift card holders
  • Foiled die cuts
  • Printed die cuts
  • Adhesive-backed In Color embellishments
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • dimensionals

If you’re not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, why not give it a try. Subscribe and each month, around the 20th of the month, you’ll receive your project box delivered directly to your home. Everything you need for your project is included in your monthly art box. All you have to do is open it up and get started. You’ll be able to make cards, treat bags, gift boxes and so much more with your monthly art box subscription. Click on the image below if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

Click image to subscribe!

You can access a flyer for the May “Celebrating In Color” Paper Pumpkin kit, which includes all the details by clicking here.

Items used to make this card that are available now are included below. Items from the new catalog are listed on the project sheet.

Wisteria Wishes Sneak Peek / Special Share Hope Paper Pumpkin Offer

Wisteria Wishes sneak peek

Here is a sneak peek at the Wisteria Wishes stamp set and dies, along with two of the beautiful 2022-2024 In Colors – Orchid Oasis and Parakeet Party! I also used the Stylish Shapes Dies and 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper on this card. These products will be available to customers on May 3 in the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. I can’t wait for you to see these products up close!

As usual my photography skills (or my laptop monitor) aren’t showing the true colors. The Parakeet Party is close, but the Orchid Oasis is showing darker than it actually is. I would describe Orchid Oasis as a purplish-blue – along the lines of a periwinkle. It is one of my favorite all time colors.

I first and second generation stamped the wisteria flowers which provided dimension. The vein details on the wisteria vine die cut is amazing! The In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP is awesome! And the metallic woven ribbon is beautiful. I’m running out of adjectives…suffice it to say that I really enjoyed playing with my new goodies!

You can access the project sheet for this card by clicking on the icon below.

Products used and which are available now have been included to the bottom of this post.

special Share hope paper pumpkin offer

Stampin’ Up! is offering a discounted price on the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin kit and refill in honor of National Month of Hope. Be sure to read my pledge and challenge at the end of this article. Let’s share hope together!

Part of our mission at Stampin’ Up! is to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We all have the desire and intention to share positivity and hope, but we sometimes need motivation or a reason to get started. Wait no more! We’ve been inspired by the National Month of Hope, first observed in 1991 to help spread hope around the world, spring is all about celebrating the power of hope. With the little buds starting to bloom and green sprouts peeking through the grass, there is no better time to find ways to reach out to those who need a ray of sunshine in their lives. Help us make a difference and spread hope with this two month offer! 

Starting 12 April through 14 June 2022, the August 2021 Paper Pumpkin Hope Box, inspired by Shelli Gardner, will be available to everyone for a special limited-time discount. 

Here are the details:

  • Offer available while supplies last between April 12 and June 14, 2022.
  • Special exception: a Paper Pumpkin subscription is not required.
  • 50% discount on single kits.  Regularly $19.00.  Discounted price $9.50.
    Item 158541 Hope Box Past Kit
  • 50% discount on refills.  Regularly $10.00.  Discounted price $5.00 USD (Note: Ribbon not included in refill.)  Item 159345 Hope Box Refill Kit
  • Block not included in past kit.
  • Order deadline:  June 14, 2022 at 11:50 PM

My pledge: I pledge to order two Hope Box kits, create the cards in the kits, and send them to residents of a local hospital for the chronically ill. The residents at this hospital have no family to care for them and on a regular basis me and a group of friends make and provide cards for the residents. They really look forward to receiving these cards. It lets them know that there are people that care about them! The challenge: I challenge my readers to purchase a kit or two and complete the cards and send them out to someone who needs a little hope or donate the kit(s). The kits do not include stamping blocks, so you’ll need a block if you’re donating the kit. Together we can spread love and hope to others!

You can view the kit and refill details at the link below in the online store by clicking on the image links below.

Available Products Used in Today’s Card:

Ranunculus Romance All Occasion Card / New Annual Catalog Coming Soon!

ranunculus romance all occasion card

Have you ever grown Ranunculus? I’ve tried but never had any luck. They sure are beautiful, though. For today’s card I used the Ranunculus Romance and Soaring Swallows bundles.

The card sits on a Blackberry Bliss card base with a Very Vanilla panel which was embossed using the Gingham Embossing folder (which is beautiful, by the way…great texture). I die cut the large Ranunculus flower, several leaves, a flower sprig, and several Fleur de leis to complete the card. Stampin’ Blend markers were used to color the background of the Ranunculus, the leaves and flower sprig, just because coloring is fun! I used a sponge dauber to blend Crumb Cake ink around the edges of the embossed panel as well as the sentiment label – giving the card an old-world charm look. Lastly, a soaring swallow is swooping in front of the Ranunculus.

You can access the project sheet for this card by clicking the icon below.

If you are interested in creating this card, I’ve listed the products used at the bottom of this blog post. Or, you can click on the “Shop with me” button located at the top right of the screen.

Happy crafting!

new annual catalog coming soon!

I’m excited to see the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and I can hardly wait! The products from the new catalog will be available for customer orders on May 3, 2022. I will be ordering catalogs as soon as they are available and will be mailing them to customers as soon as I receive them.

Demonstrators will be able to pre-order items from the new catalog beginning in April (just a few weeks away). Yay! If you’d like to receive a 20-25% discount on Stampin’ Up! items and have the ability to pre-order products, head over to my Join My Team! page. I would love to have you join with me. Of course, I’m always available if you have any questions. You can email me any time at

Products Used in Today’s Project:
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