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Stampin’Up! News and Coffee Cafe Cards


Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe it is 2018! With the new year, comes new products from Stampin’Up! and their BEST promotion of the year! SALE-A-BRATION!

I am mailing the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-bration brochure Tuesday January 2. So if you are a customer of mine and have ordered from me in the past year you will be getting these in the mail. It’s not too late to get your copy simply place any size order in my online store and I will be happy to send you one.

Sale-a-bration starts January 3 and ends March 31. You can earn FREE product for every $50 in purchases.

I have seen some great samples made with the Sale-a-bration items! Demonstrators can pre-earn these products before customers so we can get them ahead of time. You will not be disappointed in these high quality FREE products!

I have been stamping today and want to show you what I made using the COFFEE BREAK SUITE of products!


I really enjoy this suite of products that includes the Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Stamp set, Coffee Cups Framelits, and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. The stamp set and framelits are sold as a bundle too for a savings of 10%.


I always like to use the little left over strips of Designer Series Paper, don’t want to be wasteful you know! So one idea is to add a strip to the inside of your card.

This is a great set to use for gift card holders.  I have given coffee shop gift cards plenty of times and it is nice to put them in a home made gift card holder. It is a nice touch!

Here is my idea


This gift card measures.4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. To make this holder cut a strip of cardstock 3 1/2″ wide by 11 1/2″ long. Score at 4 1/2″ and 9″. Fold at the 9″ score line and tape the edges up using Tear and Tape adhesive (you need a strong hold)!


So much fun to make!  I just fussy cut the branch with the coffee beans using the paper snips. I just love the coffee beans! There is a coordinating framelit to cut them out! Click here to see this bundle of products in my online store.

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I hope you like my projects and they INSPIRE you to CREATE!

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Happy papercrafting,


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Tasty Trucks Cards

I just love the Tasty Trucks set! I received it FREE during the Stampin’Up! Sale-a-bration promotion! This promotion ended March 31 and it is a very good deal! They do this every year. You can receive FREE select merchandise for every $50 in purchases. The FREE products are all high quality!

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On the above card I stamped the truck image on Designer Series Paper and then cut out the image with Paper Snips. The card stock is Whisper White Thick and Crushed Curry. The Crushed Curry was embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing folder using the Big Shot.

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I used Island Indigo, Calypso Coral and Whisper White Card stock for the above sample. The Designer Series Paper is currently retired.  The Truck image was stamped with Basic Black Archival Stampin’Pad on Whisper White card stock. I then stamped the truck image again on DSP and cut out the strip and applied it to the side of the truck. I did the same for the awning on the truck. To add some dimension to the image I applied the awning image with Stampin’dimensionals.

The new Annual Stampin’Up! Catalog will be released June 1! I can’t wait to see all the new Stampin’Up! goodies!!! With the new catalog coming soon, Stampin’Up! will be releasing the Retiring Products List soon. Get your favorites before they are gone for good.