Everyone Loves Cupcakes!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m featuring Hello Cupcake, Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration item of the week

Mmm . . . cupcakes. This Distinktive stamp set makes it easy to create projects that look good enough to eat. Top with sweet wishes, and your project’s complete. It comes with 10 photopolymer stamps in the set.  Here are the suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c

Hello Cupcake is too delicious to pass up. The whimsical shading in the cupcakes adds a fun element to birthday cards that your friends and family are sure to enjoy.

How cute … Create a coordinating gift bag with your card. Perfect for baby showers, birthdays and just to send a little cheer (with a cupcake of course).

Thank you for stopping by today ~

Hope your day is a good one.


Banners & Butterflies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute little project that I wanted to share that comes directly out of our annual catalog. This is the best place to gather ideas and get inspired, you’ll always find the hottest trends.

Trending now are banners & butterflies, both of which you will find on today’s project …


The bag for our project is a “Kraft Tag a Bag” Gift Bag found on page 176. Just insert your gift (these are also “food safe”… how cool is that!) and begin layering & embellishing.

Let’s begin with our banner cut from our “Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate” … it’s new this year and really fun to work with.  Next you’ll see a ribbon layer cut from our new “Mini Striped” Ribbon – adds a nice pop of color. Layered on top of that you will find the “Delicate White Doilies” also new this year!


Now comes our butterfly die cut from our “Butterflies” Thinlits … I use these with the new “Big Shot Platform” and the “Precision Base Plate”. They work great together when using these detailed dies. “Precision Base Plate” – Not to be used with the open face die like the small butterfly, circles, ovals, etc.

Of course I used the “Die Brush” to help me get all those little pieces out of my delicate butterfly. Such a time saver … you no longer have to pick or push the pieces out of your die! I simply love it!!

A cute embellishment to top off your package and to draw out the gold dots on your “Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate” are the new “Gold Binder Clips”. They are so cute and really draw your eye to your project.


Last but definitely not least is our greeting! It comes from the stamp set “Suite Sayings” … you’ve seen me use this stamp set a lot! And … it’s done in that banner style! You can trim this yourself, use a square punch or use our new “Bunch of Banners” Framelits… Perfection every time!

So … next time you need some inspiration, just pick up your Stampin’ Up! catalog or check out my archives, either way … you’ll get some great ideas.

Thank you so much for stopping by today … Hope yours is a good one!


TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … You can click on any item for more information about it, or to begin your shopping experience. Thank you! Linda

Sweet Treats …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I come to you from the beautiful shores of Green Lake and our 1930’s English Tudor Manor where we’re hosting our annual Spring Retreat.

I am so excited because we have a guest that hails all the way from Oklahoma!! I am so grateful for all the interest and enthusiasm my stampin’ friends have for our stamping retreats.

I must admit, I love to spoil them … it’s a retreat! Time to relax, have fun, make some great projects and discover little treats!

Last night our retreat guests got to make some little treat bags, little did they know that when they retired to their rooms for the evening … they would find these!


A simple box to create … I just added a sweet little tag from the “You’re so Sweet” stamp set, the Triple Banner Punch and some beautiful 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (Some of these colors are retiring so you might want to get yours now before it’s gone).


I have been blessed to share these stampin’ retreats with some of the most wonderful ladies, it has been such a joy.

So I guess you are wondering what we put inside these cute little goodie bags!  Well, I said, I like to spoil them …


Inside each bag was a bag of fine chocolates: Two chocolate Artisan Truffles, a Sea Salt Caramel, and an English Toffee (we are staying at an English Manor) lol.

When I decided to host retreats, I wanted my guests to feel the way I did on a Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip … it is after all, my stampin’ friends who help me earn these wonderful trips.  So the idea of the “Pillow Gift” was paying it forward!!


We are off to the stampin’ room for a full day of cards! Thank you for dropping in and sharing a piece of your day with me.

Have a wonderful Saturday ~


OH WAIT … Here are the instructions!!


  • Begin with a 6” x 9-1/2” sheet of cardstock
  • Place the cardstock horizontally (9-1/2” is across top of Simply Score board)
  • Score at 3” – 4-1/2” – 7-1/2” and 9”
  • Turn cardstock quarter turn (6” is across top of Simply Score board)
  • Score at 1-1/2” /  Fold & burnish score lines
  • Cut off ½” X 1-1/2” piece at score lines. This creates your tab for securing box.
  • Use cutter or scissors to cut the score lines that measure 1-1/2” then trim edges.
  • Using a strong adhesive on your tab, secure your bag together.
  • Fold in the 2 small bottom flaps then the 2 larger flaps. Put a strong adhesive on the last flap before folding it together.

Decorate as desired 🙂