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World Card Making Day October 6


Did you know October 6 is World Card Making Day! Put it on you calendar and get together with friends to make a stash of cards!

Stampin’Up is offering select items at a reduced price for this day. Click here to see the list of products sold at a discount. This sale is in effect October 1-October 7!

October Host Code

I have updated the Host Code for October orders! The code you should enter is CRK4HQNY. More information can be found here on my monthly Host Code Specials. This month I will send you a FREE Light Mint Macaron Stampin’Blend Alcohol Marker with a qualifying order of $50 (before shipping and tax) if you enter the Host Code when you place your order. If you order is $100 (before shipping and tax) and you enter the Host Code when you order I will send you the combo pack of Light and Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’Blend Alcohol Markers.

Remember, I have a Papercraftingtime Rewards program. Your host code order would also count toward 1 Papercraftingtime Point for a $50 order and 2 for a $100 order. When you have 10 Papercraftingtime Points you earn a $50 shopping spree on me! More information on my customer reward program can be found here.


There are accessories available now for the wonderful Stamparatus stamp positioning tool. You can view these in my online store here.  The accessories include grid paper sized for the Stamparatus, extra plates, magnets, and foam pad.

Spooky Sweets Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Images copyright Stampin’Up! Spooky Sweets Stamp Set Wood mount #147719 or Clear mount #147716

It is time to thing about fall projects, and one of my favorite projects to do is to make treat holders for Halloween. Isn’t the above samples by the Stampin’Up! home office just darling!! The stamp set coordinates with the Spooky Bats Punch and the Twinkle Builder Punch.

Spooky Bats Punch
Spooky Bats Punch #148014 Images copyright Stampin’Up!




Twinkle Builder Punch
Twinkle Builder Punch #146321 Images copyright Stampin’Up!


I hope everyone takes time to CREATE! Be sure to take advantage of the discounts for World Card Making Day!

Happy Papercrafting,


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Stamping with the Stamparatus

I wanted to show you guys how to use the Stamparatus! Believe me once you use this fabulous tool you will wonder how you ever survived without it! You can place your images precisely with this tool, or easily stamp multiples ( like Christmas cards or swaps).

Below are photos showing the steps I took to create my card. I used Sheltering Tree stamp set from the Annual Catalog


The Stamparatus comes with two plates, two magnets, and a foam pad. Use the foam pad when using photopolymer stamps.


Since I find the photopolyer stamps need even more height than the foam cushion supplies, I put a magnet card on top of the foam pad. The photo shows how to place your cardstock in the Stamparatus.


I placed my tree image face down on my cardstock where I want the image to be. Note my stamp is stained and looks like I had already inked it up but it is not inked.


In the above image I closed the lid (you can see the grid lines on the plate) to pick up the stamp on the lid.


You can see the image adhered on the lid. It sticks great! You do not have to push hard on the plate to get it to stick.


I am inking the image with Early Espresso Stampin’Pad. You will get a little ink on the plate but it will not transfer to your cardstock so no worries.


View of image inked

I lowered the lid and gently pushed on the lid to stamp my image.


I am satisfied with my stamped image, but if I wasn’t happy with it I could just re-ink the image and stamp again and the image would be darker. No need to worry the placement is spot on every time.


I place the leaves image where I wanted it, boy that is what I like about photopolymer stamps, you can see through them!!


I purposefully only partially inked the leaves with Old Olive Stampin’Pad.


I cleaned off the stamp and re-inked the image with Crushed Curry Stampin’Pad.


I have a look of leaves changing color.


I wanted to add the grass image, so I placed the image face down and picked it up by lowering the lid and inked it up with Old Olive Stampin’Pad


I wanted to add the rake and falling leaves image so I placed it in the same manner as above and picked it up on the lid by just lowering the lid onto the images. I inked the rake with Early Espresso Stampin’Pad and the leaves with the Crushed Curry Stampin’Pad. It would be easier to use the Stampin’Write Markers in those colors but I did not have them handy.


Here is the completed scene built with the Stamparatus!


Here is my completed card! I used Early Espresso, Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped the greeting with the Early Expresso Stampin’Pad. I added twine that I made from Burlap Ribbon.


If you enjoy papercrafting I hope you consider buying the Stamparatus! Compared to other stamp positioning tools on the market the Stamparatus by Stampin’Up! is much more reasonably priced! It is high quality and you have 2 stamping surfaces that comes with the original Stamparatus purchase as well as a foam pad to use with photopolymer stamps. If using clear mount red rubber stamps you do not need the foam pad as these stamps have a foam cushion already adhered to the image.

Happy Papercrafting,



Stamparatus Reservation Window Starts Today!


Today starts one of the Reservation Windows for the new Stamparatus! You can reserve yours in my online store. Just click on the Reserve Now button on the Stamparatus page. For more information on how to order click here.

Here are the Reservation Dates and Shipping Dates

November 16-30     Aprox Ship date February 1, 2018  CLOSED

December 5-30        Aprox Ship date March 19, 2018 Reservations accepted starting at 2 pm MT

Stamparatus Details

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

Remember you will reserve your Stamparatus with a credit card but your card will not be charged until it ships!

Happy Papercrafting,


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Annoucing Stamparatus!


Stampin’Up is releasing a new exciting product that we all have been waiting for a long time! It is called “Stamparatus” a new way to stamp! It is a stamp positioning system that makes stamping multiple images (like 2-3 step stamping) a breeze. It also insures correct placement of your image just where you want it! Below is a video on this new product.


Due to the expected popularity of this product Stampin’Up! is taking reservations for the Stamparatus! The first window for placing reservations is November 16-30. You can reserve yours in my online store just click on Stamparatus Reservation. Expected shipping date for this reservation window in Februray 1. You will be reserving yours with a credit card but you will not be charged for it until the Stamparatus ships. This item also will be available in the new annual catalog which will be released in June 2018. You will be able to order at that time without making a reservation. The cost for this product is just $49!


Happy Papercrafting!


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At Home With You Photopolymer Stamp Set and Framelits by Stampin’Up!

at home with you crumb cake card by stampin'up

Don’t you just love this card? I know I do! This card is made by the Stampin’Up! home office and I thought I would share it. They used a stamp that comes in the stamp set to make the background. What a great idea! The cardstock used is Crumb Cake and it was stamped with Crumb Cake Stampin’Pad. The door as well as the other images were colored with the new Stampin’BlendsThe door was colored with the Crumb Cake Stampin’Blends duo (light and dark marker).

Now here is a card I made with this bundle


I really like how this turned out! The picture doesn’t do it justice.  I used the Stampin’Blends in Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler to color the door. I then removed some of the color with the Stampin’Blends Color Lifter for an aged look. The greenery was colored with the Old Olive Stampin’Blends duo. The door handle was colored with the Smokey Slate light Stampin’Blend marker.


I cut the window out with the matching framelit and just backed the window with Daffodil Delight cardstock for the look of light.


When you are ready to stamp the holly image for across the top of the door, put the framelit on the table, put the stamp in the framelit and then press the block on the stamp. This way your stamp will align perfectly with the framelit and your cut image with the perfect.


At Home With You Photopolymer Bundle #145351

Save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and framelits as a bundle!

Items may be purchased separately.

I hope you enjoy my project with this bundle.

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Introducing Stampin’Blends and At Home With You Card

stampin blends photo

If you love paper crafting like me, you will be thrilled with these new alcohol markers! They make such an impact in coloring your projects. They blend effortlessly for a smooth look. Too much color, just lift some of the color with the Color Lifter.


Pictured above are the available colors. There are two markers for each color, light and dark. There is an Ivory and Bronze shade that are singles. The other shades you can purchase as a single or combo. They are very reasonably priced compared to other alcohol markers on the market. You can view them in my online store .here


Here is a card I made with the Stampin’Blends. Doesn’t the door look weathered! That was my goal anyway. I used the Bronze and Crumb Cake Light and Dark markers to color the door. The flower pot was colored with Pool Party light and dark markers. The pumpkins were colored with light and dark Pumpkin Pie markers. The wonderful brick wall is Designer Series Paper from years back so it is retired. I used the At Home With You Bundle to make this card.


I used the Color Lifter to remove some of the color on the door to get the weathered look.

I hope you like my card. Be sure to try these new alcohol markers. You will love them.

I am so excited about these markers that I will be giving one of the markers for the November Host Code special offer. More details on this offer here.

Happy Stamping,


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