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December 2021

New Product Reveal from the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog and Salabration Catalog!

The new January-June 2022 Mini Catalog and Salabration Catalog goes live January 4th - Yay! There are so many beautiful products I know you are going to love!! I made a video today showing some of the new products, so take a peek!



Do you need a January-June Mini Catalog?  If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd be happy to send you a catalog (both). Leave a comment or email me at  Thanks for stopping by!!

Showcasing New Product - Friendly Hello Stamp Set during Monday Mystery Stamping

Wow - there are some beautiful new products that will be available January 4th in the new January-June Mini Catalog (and upcoming Sale-A-Bration)! I'm sharing a couple of them with you in this post - Friendly Hello Stamp Set and Friendly Hello Designers Series Paper. These are paired together as a free choice in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog with a $100.00 purchase.

I love the mixed font style in this stamp set and variety of sentiments! The DSP showcases beautiful soft colors and makes me think of springtime!

We made this flap card tonight in Monday Mystery Stamping in the Meadow:

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I love the layered look with the black card stock framing the DSP.  The black card stock pulls out the black framing of the images in the designer series paper. 

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I've used Stampin' Blends to color in the bird and the branch of flowers on the front. I've left some of the images "not colored" simply so there aren't a lot of different colors on the card, and the main colors of black and (Freesia in this case) are showecased.

Here's what the card looks like when it's open.  There is a 1" piece of card stock attached to the two large pieces of card stock.  

Measurements for the card:

Colored card stock - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4"; 1 x 4 3/4" scored at 1 1/4" on long side; 3 x 5 1/2"

White or Vanilla card stock (sentient pieces) - 4 1/4 x 2 1/4" (two of these)

DSP (designer series paper) - 4 x 5 1/4" and 2 3/4 x 5 1/4" (two of this one).

See the video here:






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    Pre-cut card stock, designer series paper, die cuts, inside sentiment card stock, envelopes and     shipping for the four cards shown in the video and a free PDF tutorial.

Spend $50.00 or more using the same host code BP3D487F and receive all of the above plus a FREE pack of Genial Gems. 

Click on the "Shop" link above to place your order! Order must be received by December 18, 2021 at midnight.

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Watch the video tutorial here:



One of my favorite things to do is send someone an encouraging card. And I know for myself, it's so encouraging to get a card in the mail - especially these days! And who doesn't need a hug, even if it's a virtual hug! I've partnered the bundle with the bright, cheerful Pattern Party designer series paper.  This is a large stack of beautiful designer series paper that you can purchase if you host a party, and it's the bomb!  Not only does it have beautiful bright patterns,  but the back of each side is some gorgeous black print.  There are flowers, polka dots, stripes, and much more!  

Here are the cards I showed in Mystery Stamping tonight:

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The gatefold is such an easy design to create.  When you add your front layer, make sure you only put glue or adhesive on the left side on the back or you won't be able to open your card ha ha.  

Measurements for this card are 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" card base, scored on each end of the 8 1/2" side at 2 1/8."

Card stock for layer on front is 4 3/4 x 3 3/4"

DSP is 4 1/2 x 3 1/2"

Card stock for inside is 5 1/4 x 4"

 Watch the video to see how to make this card:



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International Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop and Customer Thank Yous!!

I'm excited to share my customer December thank you cards with you during Kylie Bertucci's Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! 

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I am so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support. The blog hop is part of Kylie and Bruno Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today - Yay!!

Kylie's International Blog Hop

I've used the new Blessings of Home stamp set to create these cards. It is part of the Heart & Home Suite which is coming out in the new January - June Mini Catalog. This stamp set will be available to purchase beginning January 4th. It is so beautiful! 

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Aren't these pretty?  The designer series paper is part of the suite also and is called Heart & Home designer series paper.

I stamped the image in Smoky Slate and then colored it in with Stampin' Blends markers.  The colors I used are Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, and Mint Macaron. I used the light and dark inks for each of these colors. Here's a view of one of the cards up close:

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I also used my favorite ribbon - the black and white 3/8" gingham ribbon. It pulls in the black layer and card stock base.

Here are the measurements for this card:

Card base: - 4 1/4 x 11" scored at 4 1/4"; 

Designer series paper - 5 1/4 x 4"

Black layer - 4 1/4 x 3 1/4"

White artistic layer - 4 x 3"

I hope this helps you look forward to the new January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration that will start January 4th!

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Reindeer Origami Candy Cane Pouch

Looking for a quick and easy gift to give to friends, or a Christmas gift tag topper? This could be it!  It's so easy to make and cute to boot! It's also another way to use up that Christmas designer series paper. I learned to make this origami pouch from my upline and mentor Missy Shipman from Glad Heart Stampers!  Thank you Missy! I got to thinking it could be a cute "reindeer."  No tracing a face onto card stock - the shapes are punched with the Penguin Builder punch, which makes it so easy!

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If you don't have the Penguin Builder Punch, you could use an oval for the face and then add the eyes and nose.

Here's a picture of one of them up close:

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You need a 6" square of designer series paper to make this pouch. Unfortunately, the black and red check dsp is no longer available.

Watch my video tutorial here:



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Tri-Fold Card With Blessings of Home Stamp Set

The Blessings of Home Stamp Set is going to be in the January - June 2022 MIni Catalog, but because I'm a demonstrator, I was able to get it early and make some beautiful cards! (You can get it early too if you buy the starter kit hint hint :) Here's the card I made tonight:

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The designer series paper is from the same suite and is called "Blessings of Home." It has beautiful wood prints on the back of each piece.  You can see it here on the inside of the card:

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The beautiful doily is part of this suite too!

And here's the tri-fold card laid out:

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The blends I used were Daffodil Delight, Fresh Freesia and Mint Macaron.  The main image for the flowers was stamped in Black Memento Tuxedo ink because it keeps the blends from running. I stamped it off first, so it wasn't so dark black.  I like the look of it.

Measurements for this card:

Base: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4"; and 4 x 3" (same color as base); Large circle.

Basic White: 5 1/4 x 2 1/2; white circle; 3 3/4 x 2 3/4"

DSP 5 1/2 x 12 scored at 3 1/2, 6, and 8 1/2'

You can watch the video tutorial here:

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Special December Sweet Notes Card Club

My monthly Sweet Notes Card club includes supplies to make 8 cards, $20.00 of product, priority shipping, PDF tutorial, and Video Tutorial - all this for $42.00. This month's includes about $10.00 extra in product for the same price as my way of saying "Thank you" and "Merry Christmas!" 

I'm featuring cards made with the beautiful Eden's Garden stamp set!

Edens garden card club ad

In your club packet you will receive:

all of the supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 different designs),


Eden's Garden stamp set ($23.00)

A package of gems ($7.00)

Priority Shipping

You will also be emailed a PDF tutorial and the link for a video tutorial.

All for $42.00!!

This is a special price with about $10.00 extra in product as my way of saying "Merry Christmas."

Registration closes December 11.  Packets will be mailed out around December 23, 2021.

Email me at and I will send you a link to register.

Inky blessings!





Origami Wreath Ornament

You know all of that Christmas designer series paper that's sitting in your craft area?  This is a great way to use it, give it away, and get it out of your craft room! I saw this wreath and just loved it.  It is a little more complicated to fold than other origami wreaths I've seen, but boy is it beautiful!  It would be lovely on a gift, a tree, or just by itself!  Inspiration for this wreath is from watching Ann Melvin of Positively Papercraft on YouTube. 

I've used the Whimsy and Wonder DSP because I love the colors and the flecks of silver foil. But, I plan on using my other holiday dsp also!

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And take a look at how pretty the back is.  I love the woven look!  You could even make it the front of the wreath if you wanted.

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You need eight 3" squares to make this size, but you could use 4" or 2".  

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You also need to use a bone folder to really crease the paper and break down the fibers for a good fold.

Not sure I like the ribbon this way. Instead of tying the ribbon around it, you can punch a hole in one of the star points and tie ribbon through that. I'm gonna try that next.

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