February 17, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Sweet Strawberry Meets Quite Curvy


Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you showcasing products from the the brand new January to June 2021 catalog and the Sale-A-Bration January to February 2021 brochure. You many have arrived from Terri's blog. I always love her projects!

This Little Strawberry Notecard is Super Sweet

Our theme is Sale-A-Bration this month so I've included some of the fabulous BERRY DELIGHTFUL Designer Series Paper into the design of this sweet little note card. This DSP and the Berry Blessings stamp set are a Level 2 bundled item that you can get for free with a qualifying product purchase during the January - February 2021 Sale-A-Bration event. 

I also wanted to show this design using the BERRY BLESSINGS stamp set.

Here's the major items used to make my note cards: SWEET STRAWBERRY Bundle, QUITE CURVY Bundle (stamps not shown), SMALL BLOOM Punch, BASIC WHITE Note Cards & Envelopes, PEARL BASIC JEWELS (the smallest size) and the BERRY BLESSINGS stamp set + BERRY DELIGHTFUL Designer Series Paper Sale-A-Bration Jan-Feb 2021 Level 2 bundled item.

Thanks so much for hopping with us! Now click on the next image to hop over to Sandra's blog and see the fun project she has designed. 

Joy 🌹

Here's a list of hoppers just in case you get off the trail...🐇

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sandy Ward

Maureen Rauchfuss

Terri Stewart

Joy Nelson YOU ARE HERE!

Sandra Roberts 

Julia Mazur

Nancy Reynolds

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For the full list of items used in my note card project above, click here. And don't forget that between now and February 28, 2021 you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration items (like the BERRY BLESSINGS stamp set and BERRY DELIGHTFUL Designer Series Paper I used in my note cards in this post). Every $50 and $100 (U.S.) gets you a Level 1 or a Level 2 FREE item. 

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to be yours! 

Are you ready to get your products at a discount? Here's what you can expect in your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit. And now through February 28, 2021 you get 5 packs of 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (an additional $57 in value) in your Starter Kit. I would love to welcome you as part of my Paper Poets Team!

February 14, 2021

Little Box of Neighborly Love


Happy Valentine's Day to All of My Virtual Neighbors!

This adorable little box idea is not original to me, I've seen it on Pinterest and a couple of other places. I also CASE'd the basics of the design (I don't know who and I can't find the post). But I just had to show you what I made and gave to several of my neighbors and friends to show a little love this Valentine's Day. 

And since it doesn't have a Valentine's sentiment on it, you could CASE (Copy And Share Everywhere) it for a fun treat just about any time of the year. The strawberry really makes me think of summer! 

This side view shows the box a little better.

The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch works really well to make a cute little box that holds 4 heart-shaped chocolates. I even added the strawberry stem outline stamp and punch from the Sweet Strawberry Bundle. 

Topping it off with about 16"-18" of Real Red 3/8" Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon makes a special little gift. 

I started with a 2" x 8-1/2" strip of Bermuda Bay Cardstock, scored at 3-1/2" from each end and then punched each end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. 

I used the same Bermuda Bay Cardstock for the box part of my treat box. This piece is 2-1/8" x 5" and then scored at 3/8" from each side and scored at 1-1/2" from each end. Little notches as shown in the picture will help cut down on bulky corners when you adhere them. 

The gusset of your box should be 1-1/2". Use a really strong double stick tape like Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere the box together. 

Click here for a list of all of the items used to make this project. (Don't forget to add some clear blocks to mount your stamps if you don't already have them).

And don't forget that there are 14 more days (February 28th, 2021) left of the first Sale-A-Bration event during January & February of this year (2021). By buying the Sweet Strawberry Bundle, and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, you will qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Add the Heartfelt Bundle and the Real Red 3/8" Double-Stitched Ribbon and you will qualify for even more from the Sale-A-Bration brochure

You get these limited edition Sale-A-Bration FREE ITEMS with a qualifying product purchase. When you purchase $50 (U.S.) you get one level 1 Sale-A-Bration item. When you purchase $100 (U.S.) you get a level 2 Sale-A-Bration item, or two level 1 items. In fact, every $50 (U.S.) in product purchase gets you FREE ITEMS. Plus at $150 (U.S.) you also get FREE Stampin' Rewards! (So don't use the February Host Code shown below if you have $150 in product order) Click here to see the list of limited edition Sale-A-Bration items. 

Please remember to use the Host Code of the month (shown in the side bar of this blog and here next to the text) if your order is less than $150 (U.S.) to get a complimentary gift in the mail from ME! (Be sure to let your contact info show on your order so that I know where to send it).

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Joy 🌹

February 4, 2021

Suite of the Month - NEW - Starting February


I hope you have seen the new January - June 2021 mini catalog 

It’s filled with lots of awesome paper crafting products that you will need! This is not about wants, it is needs! 😁 

If you are a current customer of mine, and have ordered in the past year, you should have gotten your copy of the Jan-June 2021 mini catalog in the mail. If you haven’t received your catalog yet, please let me know and I will arrange to get one to you. If you haven’t seen it, and want to browse now, you can view the online version here. Make yourself a cup of your favourite drink (hot or cold) and get your wish list started.

I have chosen 4 product Suites that are on my shelves because of their unique punches and dies, cute images, splashes of color or because ice cream is the theme. Yes, ice cream has its own suite! I don't know about you, but ice cream is a staple in our house all year long.

I am highlighting one product suite each month starting in February. I hope these suites are on your shopping list because you will earn a free make-n-take kit when you purchase the designated suites. Then meet me in Zoom to assemble the kits while I demonstrate where all the pieces go. If you miss the Zoom social, a Youtube link will be sent to you so you can assemble the kits at your leisure.

In addition, I am collaborating with other demonstrators across the globe that will be sharing 2 projects each using the same product suite. We are anticipating that there will be at least 5 demonstrators participating each month. This means that you will get a minimum of 10 different ideas to use with the rest of your product suite by watching these videos. Although you will only get the kit for my make ‘n takes, you will be able to make all the other projects because you have purchased the suite! There will be at least 10 videos each month. These are all exclusive to this group and won’t be available anywhere else.

Please order early in the month if you want to participate in the Zoom socials since I will be holding my socials on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 11:00am to 12pm and 6:00 to 7:00pm, MT. February classes will be on Tuesday 23rd of February, 2021. 

I will need some time to prepare your make-n-take kit and mail it to you. When I see an order come through with the designated Suite of the Month, then I’ll send your make-n-take kit to you for that month via regular USPS mail.

You are welcome to order any and all of the suites on the same order so you can earn and spend all the host rewards. During February, you will also earn Sale-A-Bration rewards on your orders. 

See the Sale-A-Bration Jan-Feb 2021 brochure here. For each $50 that you spend you will earn a level 1 reward, and $100 get you a level 2 reward (or 2 level 1 rewards). Reach $300 in sales (excluding shipping and tax) and you will also earn the Sale-A-Bration host only stamp set, Punch Party

If your order stays under $150 (excluding shipping and tax), please use the February HOST CODE:QA6XDFUH when ordering.

Here are the Suites being featured each month. The link to my online store to order these products is in the menu bar at the top of my blog page, just click MY WEBSTORE. All page numbers refer to the January-June 2021 catalog.

February – Ice Cream Corner Suite, pages 48-49, a bright and warm color palette and ice cream cone punch!

March – Hydrangea Hill Suite, pages 18-20, 2 shades of purple pearls and purple acetate sheets!

April – Dandy Garden Suite, pages 24-27, a dragonfly punch in 2 sizes! I'll be using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle (stamp and punch), the Dandy Garden 6"x6" DSP, the Mossy Meadow 3/16" Braided Linen Trim, and the Ladybug Trinkets (not included in make-n-take packet).

May – Oval Occasions Bundle, page 65, 2 sizes of ovals in one punch! Build your own suite to reach a minimum of $50 in orders (excluding shipping and tax). I'll be using some Subtles and Brights colors with coordinating ribbon and possibly an embossing folder and DSP---pick what YOU like to go with this bundle.

To start participating in the Suite of the Month club, you can purchase the Ice Cream Corner Suite by clicking here. This link is for you to buy this month’s suite and only if your order is less than $150. (Remember to redeem your FREE Sale-A-Bration item before you finish checking out).

If you want to buy additional items and your order is going to be $150 or more, please click here, or on the ‘Shop’ button on the right column of this blog.

I am looking forward to catching up with you and sharing my projects later this month! 

February 3, 2021

Global SU Share Fair Blog Hop - Heartfelt Bundle

Welcome to the Global Stampin' Up! Share Fair Blog Hop

We have an awesome group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators sharing their talents in our private Facebook group called the Global SU Share Fair. We broadcast "live" videos about every other month. The videos are available on replay if you miss it "live". There are many demonstration videos available on replay as we've been doing this since April 2020. The next live day is on February 12th with short 10 minute bonus videos. Save the date! This Facebook group is an exclusive group for our customers. If you are a customer of mine, and are not part of the group, please contact me and ask for an invitation. 

Today we are CASE-ing the August 2020 Share Fair projects. I decided to CASE Maureen Rauchfuss' Fun Fold Card from the  August 2020 pdf tutorial bundle.

Here is Maureen's card using the HALLOWS NIGHT MAGIC bundle that was in the Aug-Dec 2020 mini catalog.

Next, for MY take on this triple fold card... 

Hearts Aren't Just for Valentines

I love the vibrant colors in the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper that is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a qualifying product purchase ($50 before tax and shipping in the U.S.). And this DSP looks great paired with the Heartfelt stamp set / Heart Punch Pack bundle! 

The From My Heart To Yours sentiment is wonderful for any time you want to send a hug in the mail to someone. I also stamped hearts and punched the larger ones out for both the outside and the the inside of the card. I used POOL PARTY, FLIRTY FLAMINGO and BASIC WHITE for the punched hearts.

The inside of this card looks just as pretty as the outside. 

Several patterns were used for the panels. I also stamped hearts on the Basic White panel, leaving some white space for a short handwritten note.

I'm not a big fan of fussy cutting, but cutting out two daisies (one for the front heart and one for the inside heart) wasn't too much. And it gave a little extra embellishment. 

Before I assembled my card, I attached the ends of my 
BUMBLEBEE GINGHAM ribbon to the back of the DSP used on the front folded panel on this card. Then I started attaching all of the DSP strips and stamped pieces to my folded POOL PARTY cardstock base. 

Don't forget to click to the next blog in the hop to see more projects! 

Get the list of all the items I used to make my CASE'd Fun Fold triple fold card shown above HERE

You can get this bundle of tutorials (17 great card "how to's") for FREE with a $50 (U.S.) product purchase from me, or your participating demonstrator who invited you to the Global SU Share Fair. Be sure to use the HOST CODE: QA6XDFUH, by February 27th, 2021, if you are my customer. 😀  (Or you can purchase the tutorial bundle for $20)   



Plus, you get a FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item with your qualifying order! (Through February 28, 2021) 

You can read all of the instructions for this fun triple fold card in the group of pdf tutorials which you can get for FREE with a $50 qualifying product purchase (in the U.S.) using the host code shown above by February 2th, 2021. Don't forget to pick your FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item with your qualifying order. (Through February 28, 2021)
A list of all the items I used to make my CASE'd Fun Fold triple fold card can be found HERE

The great news is that when you purchase the HEARTFELT Bundle and the BUMBLEBEE GINGHAM ribbon, you reach the first level for Sale-A-Bration and you can get the FLOWER & FIELD DSP for FREE! (For a limited time as shown above).

If you happened upon this blog by doing a search and you don't already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (and live in the USA) I would love to have you shop with me!  Click "MY WEBSTORE" in the top menu bar of my blog to be sent to my online store. There you can buy all the products I, or any of the other hoppers, used that you just have to have! Happy Stampin' Everyone and thanks for joining us on our blog hop! 

February 2, 2021

Hey Chick - These Sets Are a Crack Up!

Have you seen the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles? 

They crack me up! 


Check out this fun fast motion video from Stampin' Up!

So many great samples



If you’re looking for fun and unique images and sentiments for your crafting projects, you’ve got to take a look at these sets/bundles.

Contact me or visit my store to see them now. 

Order from 2 FEBRUARY to 30 JUNE 2021.

Hey Chick stamp set (158190) and Chick dies (158199).  Save 10% by buying the bundle (158627).


Hey Birthday Chick stamp set (154464) and Birthday Chick dies (158200).  Save 10% by buying the bundle (158631).  


Use February's HOST CODE: QA6XDFUH for orders that are less than $150 and get something special in the mail from me!  --- use this link during the month of February 2021. (Ask me for the HOST CODE for March, April, May and June 2021).

Orders starting at $150, qualify for Stampin' Rewards --- use this link.