Cards, Christmas

Dashing Deer and Detailed Deer Thinlits


This is absolutely the best stamp set and thinlit bundle in the Holiday Catalog! Dashing Deer. You can buy the stamp set and thinlits separately if you want to but you get a 10% discount if you buy them both as a bundle.


I used Merry Merlot Cardstock and Stampin’Pad to create all the cards.


The Copper Glimmer Paper really adds a beautiful touch and coordinates with the copper images in the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. I inserted the Merry Christmas ( which is not included in this stamp set)  in the center of the panel.

I hope you all like my cards. Just had to display them! Below is a list of supplies I used to make the cards.

Just so you know, the purchase of this bundle alone will earn you 1 Papercraftingtime Point! Good towards a free $50 shopping Spree from me! Be sure to keep track of your points and let me know when you have earned 10 points.

The purchase of this Bundle also qualifies you for my Monthly Host Code Offer. In October the code is CRK4HQNY . More info on this offer can be found here.

Dashing Deer Bundle Clear Mount #147728 Wood Mount #147731 Images copyright Stampin’Up!
Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper #147816 Images copyright Stampin’Up!

Happy Papercrafting,


Supply List

  • Dashing Deer Bundle
  • Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper
  • Joyous Noel 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Big Shot
  • Magnetic Platform
  • Stampin’Trimmer
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’dimensionals
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock
  • Merry Merlot Stampin’Pad
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Stampin’Pad

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Christmas, my paper pumpkin

November My Paper Pumpkin


Doesn’t the box just look yummy? This is the November Paper Pumpkin kit! It is just looks so inviting doesn’t it! If you are a papercrafter I am sure you will love the November kit! It will be Christmas cards 5 each of 2 designs. Everything you need is in the kit to make the cards. You will just need scissors. An acrylic block is included (for the stamps) with your first box when you subscribe to the monthly program.

You can subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin here If you subscribe to the monthly program you do have complete control over your subscription. Just log on to your account here and skip a month if you want too, you will not be billed for that month. Just do so by the 10th of the month you want to skip. You can also easily cancel your subscription anytime.

You can also buy a pre-paid subscription (a certain number of kits) from my online store in 1, 3. 6. 12 month subscription. You will be emailed a redemption code so you can redeem your kits on My Paper Pumpkin website. So you can also buy the November kit that way too. Just do so by November 10! More info can be found here about the prepaid subscription.

The Paper Pumpkin kits make great gifts! If you are a monthly subscriber you can order as many kits as you want for the month and give them as gifts. If you buy a pre-paid subscription just give the redemption code to the gift recipient and they can redeem the kit at

Stay tuned, I have made some cards using the Dashing Deer stamp set and framelits and want to share them with you. I will post them to my blog tomorrow!

Happy Papercrafting,


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Cards, Christmas, special offer

Using the Buffalo Check Background Stamp and StampinUp! News


Here is another idea using this wonderful background stamp! This is the new background stamp called Buffalo Check from the new 2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’Up! I stamped the image on Real Red cardstock using the Memento Black Stamp Pad. The stamped panel is then layered on Thick Whisper White cardstock.


Isn’t the reindeer cute! This is an image from the Cookie Cutter Christmas photopolymer stamp set which is in the Annual Catalog.  I simply stamped the image on Crumb Cake cardstock using the Memento Black Stamp Pad. I colored the antlers with the Crumb Cake Light Stampin’Blend Alcohol Marker. I used the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to cut the image out.

Cookie Cutter Builder Punch 140396


I hope you like my project and it inspires you to CREATE!


Clearance Rack
New Items Added
  • The Clearance Rack had been updated! Lots of new reduced items at a huge discount be sure to check it out!
  • Dashing Along Host promotion will end September 30. For orders of $250 you will receive a FREE package of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper designed especially for this promotion.


You can collect orders from your friends! I will give you a Host Code of your own and they can order online. If your sales total before shipping and tax reaches $250 Stampin’Up! will send you this Designer Series Paper for FREE! You would also receive the Stampin’Rewards for that total ($25 in free merchandise) and I will send you a combo pack of Mango Melody Stampin’Blends Alcohol Markers as a gift from me. Please note you and your friends would have to select Shelly Johnson as your Demonstrator for you to receive the  FREE  Stampin’Blends alcohol markers.

If you would like your own Host Code just email me at I will need your name and address for Stampin’Up! order entry to ship to you. The way the host code works is-you give the code to your friends, they shop online and enter the host code you give them Their orders would ship directly to them. You would not have to deliver orders. You receive the host benefits.

Remember this offer ends September 30! All orders would have to be entered by midnight on September 30 for you to receive the FREE Dashing Along Designers Paper.

Happy Papercrafting,


Project Supply List

  • Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147794
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set #142043
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock #100730
  • Real Red Cardstock #102482
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953
  • Cookie Cutter builder Punch #140396
  • Ovals Layering Framelit Dies #141706
  • Big Shot Die Cutting machine #143263
  • Memento Black Stamp Pad #132708
  • Crumb Cake Light Stampin’Blend Alcohol Marker #144582
  • Stampin’Dimensionals #104430
  • Stampin’Trimmer #126889
  • Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels  #146924
Christmas, Retiring Products

Stampin’Up! Holiday Catalog Last Chance

card sample for little drummer

There are some great stamps and accessories in the Holiday Catalog that will be retiring January 2, 2018! I am sad to see them go. There is so much papercrafting fun to be had with this set!. This is one I recommend.  This is the Musical Season stamp set that comes in clear mount or wood mount.


Aren’t the images so cute! And there are coordinating framelits too! They are called Musical Instruments Framelits Dies and you can Bundle the stamp set and framelits for a savings of 10%.

Item # 146049 Clear Mount #146048 wood mount 

muscial season sample

Check out the Holiday Catalog one more time before it retires January 2,2018 and these items are no longer available.

Don’t forget my December Host Code DPJUHC9P Receive a FREE Light Cherry Stampin’Blend Alcohol Marker for orders of $75 or more. More info here.

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Cards, Christmas, Holiday Catalog

Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper


Isn’t this Stampin’Up! Designer Series Paper so cute? I am sorry to say it is no longer available. I bought it last year and didn’t use it all. I am determined to use all of this super cute paper.

I want to show you what I came up with. This is the first card I made, if I am making a lot of cards they tend to evolve as I am making them.


Not much stamping involved in these cards! Just the greeting is stamped. I cut the houses out of the  DSP with paper snips while watching TV. The cardstock color is Real Red and the ribbon is Real Red Grosgrain. I layered the DSP panel on Whisper White cardstock.


In the above sample I decided not to tie the real red ribbon around the panel and just tied a bow and glued it to the card. I like this card better.


And I like this card even better, because the candy design in the paper is so cute! The greeting stamp came from the October My Paper Pumpkin stamp set.



I even tried a different cardstock base. This sample is made with Whisper White Thick cardstock. I think I still prefer the Real Red cards better.

I just love Stampin’Up! products. They are of the highest quality and they stand behind their products too! The Designer Series Paper is double sided! The paper is 12 x 12 and you get 12 sheets, two each of 6 designs.

If you want to make cards similar to this I recommend Christmas Around the World DSP in the current Holiday Catalog ! It is just as cute and fun!

Item #144629

The coordinating cardstock would be Garden Green, Real Red and Pool Party. So much paper FUN! I will provide a supply list below for easy shopping, Just click on the photo of each product to see it in my online store

Don’t forget the November Host Code Special offer ends November 30th!

I hope you enjoyed my cards and they inspire you to CREATE!

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Stampin' Dimensionals


Cards, Christmas, Holiday Catalog

Simple Card with Hearts Come Home Bundle


This is a very easy but cute card idea. I saw this idea on Pinterest and had to give it a try. I just used the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies to make this card as well as the Stitched Framelits Collection to cut the focal point.


It is very striking with the Night of Navy cardstock as the night time sky background.


When making the embossed background, do not emboss your card front as it just warps the front of your card. Emboss a panel instead and adhere it to the front of your card.


  • I have added a rewards program for my online customers. I appreciate your business! See the top of the page under rewards for details
  • The biggest promotion of the Stampin’Up! year is coming soon! It is called Sale-a-bration and will begin in January and end in March. So stay tuned. Let me know if you want a brochure on this promotion I would be happy to send you one. It shows you all of the products you can earn for FREE!
  • The new Occasions Catalog will be released in January and is full of new stamps and accessories! Let me know if you want a copy I would be happy to send you one.

If you are a customer of mine you will automatically get a copy of the Sale-a-bration Brochure and the Occasions Catalog from me.

Have a great Monday and take time to CREATE!


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Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies


Cards, Christmas

Hearts Come Home Bundle


I want to show you another favorite of mine in the Holiday Catalog, the Hearts Come Home Bundle! Here is a card I made with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies that are included in the Bundle offering. The Bundle includes the Hearts Come Home stamp set as well for a savings of 10%. You can buy these two items separately too.


I have been determined to find different ways to use the Designer Series Paper that I already have. I thought this piece of DSP worked great! It is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper!

Pretty summer or springtime paper! But one piece works great as a winter snowy scene. The color is Tranquil Tide. Which I don’t have!!! I had some retired cardstock called Handsome Hunter that is just a little darker than the Tranquil Tide and it worked well with this paper.

hearts come home bundle


These Edgelits are a lot of fun! I have seen a lot of great ideas on Pinterest.


In this card I decided to add some gold glimmer paper behind the church and house image as I had seen other stampers do. I love the look, but it is a little picky to do, especially if you are making a lot of these for Christmas cards. I added a gold enamel star to cover up an ink smudge!


Here is another idea with a different layout. The photo doesn’t do it justice! It photographed a little dark.

I hope you like my projects with the Hearts Come Home bundle and it inspires you to CREATE!



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Supplies used for these projects are listed below