Easy Teacher Gifts

Hi friends! How are you?

Here is a fun and easy gift idea, perfect for all the teachers on your list! Tart green apples, sweet caramel dip and a fun thank you die help these go together quickly and say thanks to the wonderful teachers who work so hard to educate our little ones.

Want to make some of your own? These items are all retiring, so be sure and grab the supplies before they are gone for good! (And what’s even better, the ribbon is on sale for $5.60!)

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Gift Box Punch Board on Sale!

Hi friends, how are you today?

This week I’m featuring some past projects to highlight some of the amazing deals on the Stampin’ Up! Retiring List, including the Gift Box Punch Board (135863), which is down to $12! This little punch board is so handy and perfect for creating the perfect sized box every time!

In addition to the Gift Box Punch Board, the Made With Love Stamp Set (138662) and the Circle of Spring Stamp Set (138964) are both retiring. The baby shower gift box above features both of those adorable sets and the card below features the wreath and a sentiment from Circle of Spring.

Lastly, one of my all time favorite paper stacks is still available and marked down to $3.20! Don’t miss out on the Pretty Petals (138442) Paper Stack. Here is one last project for today made with a pattern from that stack.

Thanks for stopping by today! The Stampin’ up! Retiring Products are going fast, so don’t miss out on your favorites!

Also, be sure to come back tomorrow for a quick and easy Teacher Gift idea and more retiring product highlights!

Happy stampin’ friends!


Favorite Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products

Hi friends! How are you today?

Have you had a chance to see all the amazing products from Stampin’ Up! that will be gone soon? Some of my all time favorites are on the list, so I’ve decided to share some previous projects to highlight retiring items before they’re gone for good!

And what’s even better, many of these items are on sale! Whoot whoot!

The tag above features a few of my favorites from the Affectionately Yours Suite, including the gorgeous Designer Series Paper (141632) and the Washi Tape (141635). The sweet little butterfly was created with the Botanical Blooms (140625) flower (simply remove a petal) and Affectionately Yours Washi Tape. The green leaves are also from the Affectionately Yours paper and the Botanical Blooms die set.

In case you are not convinced you need the Affectionately paper and washi tape, here is another project that uses them:

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And another! (The project below also features the Love and Affection Stamp Set (141545) Which is not on sale, but is such a beautiful set!

For a complete supply list you can see my original posts here and here. (Some items my be sold out already, but as of this post the ones I highlighted above are all still available!)

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stop by tomorrow to see more past projects using some of my favorite retiring Stamping’ Up! products. (Better yet, click follow in the sidebar above so you’ll never miss a post!)

Happy stampin’ friends!






My son continues to recover from autoimmune encephalitis at home. He has long bouts of being unable to swallow or talk, mixed with altered mental status and muscle tremors, which are very very hard, but today is a good day. He ate some eggs and has been talking. We also celebrate the fact that his symptoms are not severe enough to put him back in the hospital.

Last week, on one of his best days yet, he said to me, “I sure am happy to still be alive!”

To all who have supported us during this very severe, drawn out illness of his, thank you! Your kind words, prayers and support have truly been an anchor in the storm and I appreciate you so much!




Easy, Last Minute Valentine Boxes


Hi, friends! How are you today?

Do you need an easy, last minute Valentine Day gift? If the answer is yes, these sweet little boxes, created with the envelope punch board, are just for you!

My good friend and fellow demonstrator, Jessica Walker, taught me how to make these last year, and I’ve been making them ever since.


Created with a six by six piece of paper and perfect for holding a few piece of chocolate, these little boxes are ready in no time!

For step by step directions on how to make them, click here.

Thanks for stopping by today- I love sharing ideas with you. Have you been inspired to create something you’ve seen here at Stampin’ 365? Leave me a comment- I would LOVE to hear form you!

Happy stampin’ friend!




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A Trio Of Treats With Jar of Haunts~ Artisan Blog Hop


Hello, friends, and welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! Today we have the fun of featuring the Jar of Haunts stamp set.

One of the things I hear the most from my customers is how they have a lack of time to create, and let me tell you, I can relate! Preparing this blog hop was a prime example. My to do list was long enough to fill a 48 hour day and I was a woman on the run. I needed some Halloween treats, and I needed them fast. That’s where Stampin’ Up! came to the rescue. I pulled out the Jar of Haunts stamp set and got to work.


On a recent trip to our local home store, I had grabbed some adorable, sugar coated candy corn and a box of spooky eyeball gumballs. For the candy corn, I used the gift sack from the Perfectly Wrapped kit and stamped the tag with Jar of Haunts. Then, I grabbed a mini box, filled it with the eyeballs, added the spooky treat tag with baker’s twine, and I had two treats done in no time at all!

Next, I grabbed some mummy cake pops my hubby had brought me from Starbucks (he’s sweet like that) and added the fun candy corn tag. They were quick to color using blender pens and ink pads, and my third treat was ready to give to someone special.


That’s one of the many things I love about Stampin’ Up!  They make it so easy to be creative in a hurry. Nothing shows you care like a homemade gift or treat. Speaking of caring, a big thanks to all of you for the love and care you have shown me regarding my son. He is still sick and has a series of tests at the hospital this week. Your love, prayers and support have meant the world to me!

Thanks for stopping by today. Now it’s time to go and see what the lovely Rachel has created for us. I can’t wait!

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Until next time,

Happy stampin’ friends!



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Thoughtful Banners~ Artisan Blog Hop


Hello, friends, and welcome to another Stampin’ up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! Whether you just came from my dear friend Marisa, or this is your fist stop, I hope you will be sure to visit all 20 designers for lots of crafty inspiration!


This week, we had the fun of working with the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and the Duet Banner Punch, which come together as a money saving bundle. In addition to the Thoughtful banners bundle, we also had the fun of working with the luscious Moroccan Suite. The rich colors and coordinating washi tape are just gorgeous.


The Thoughtful Banners stamp set is amazing. You get 46 choices of sentiments in two different fonts, along with four different banners and a shaded stripe. Such a great combination to add to you collection and give you endless possibilities!


For this project, I was rushed and stressed because my oldest son, who has been very ill since August 1st, was in the hospital. So, being in a hurry and a creative fog, I turned to an old favorite of mine, the envelope punch board box. I learned how to make these quick and easy boxes from my wonderful friend, and fellow demonstrator, Jessica Walker. For easy instructions on how to make these fun little boxes yourself, click here.


Thanks for stopping by today! I love sharing ideas with you, so if you are not already a follower, I hope you will click the follow box at the top of the left hand column so you don’t miss a thing! Also, leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Hearing from you always makes my day!

Now it’s time to hop on over and see what my talented friend Rachel has created. You are guaranteed to be amazed!

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Happy hoppin’ friends!



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Pillow Boxes~ Artisan Blog Hop

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Hello friends and welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

Recently, a friend posted an amazing video showing how to make a pillow box using a CD and I just knew I had to make one. Well, they were so much fun I couldn’t stop at one! Using the envelope paper, I made one in each of the 2015-2017 In Colors and embellished them with the beautiful Flourishing Phrases Bundle.

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Not only were these so much fun to make, but they would make lovely little gifts for a dinner party or little pillow gifts for overnight guests. They are perfectly sized to hold a decadent chocolate or some other little treat to show someone just how much you care.

The envelope paper is thinner and light weight, so I placed a piece of coordinating cardstock in the bottom of the box and added a little doily, trimmed down to fit. Now it’s ready for what ever little treat I decide to give my guests. I can’t wait!

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Sadly, I had provided you with the video to make these cute little boxes, but it is no longer available. I am currently at the hospital with my son who has been very ill and here for two weeks now. I can not make any promises as to when I will get the instructions to you, but I have added it to my list of to dos when all is well and I get my precious boy back home.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Be sure to hop through all 20 designers so you won’t miss any of the fabulous inspiration for the Flourishing Phrases Bundle and the In Color Envelope Paper.

Now it’s time to go see the lovely and talented Rachel. I can’t wait to see what she has made!

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Happy hoppin’ friends!




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Christmas In July~ Artisan Blog Hop

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Hello friends, and welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop!

This week we have the fun of bringing you Christmas in July with the beautiful “This Christmas” Suite by Stampin’ Up!

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I started out by making a large star ornament out of the music note paper from the This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper. This paper is thinner than other designer series paper and absolutely wonderful to work with, and these ornaments are quite simple to make with the star framelits. Simply cut out the star and score the center of each point.

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Next, I decorated a glassein bag with the beautiful new Peace This Christmas stamp set. I fussy cut the boughs and pinecones and added some gold ribbon for the finishing touch. I then created a coordinating card.

This set has the perfect sentiment for the inside of your card, too.

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Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to create lovely gifts for everyone on your list, and Christmas in July helps you get a jump start on the busy holiday season.

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So, how about you? Do you enjoy getting a head start on your Christmas projects? Have you started anything special yet? Please leave me a comment and let me know- I love hearing from you!

Now it’s time to go see what Rachel has created for you with this beautiful suite. You won’t want to miss it!

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Happy hoppin’ friends!



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Easy Cupcake Toppers

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Hi friends, how are you today?

Today I thought I would share the quick and easy cupcake toppers I made for my mom’s birthday.

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With the help of the pansy punch and my glue gun, these went together in a jiffy and helped to make her celebration extra special. Thanks for stopping by today. It means so much to me when you do!

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Copper and White~ Artisan Blog Hop

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Hello friends, and welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop!

Have you had a chance to see the new Affectionatley Yours product suite by Stampin’ Up!? It’s on pages 44 and 45 in the new catalog, and it is so pretty!

For this project, I created a piece of wall art with the Floral Affection embossing folder, the Love and Affection stamp set and copper embossing powder. I just love how the copper catches the light.

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The stamp set matches the embossing folder perfectly, so you can stamp you embossed flowers, and the little sprigs of leaves add the perfect touch. I kept this piece very clean and simple by using only shimmery white cardstock and copper.

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As always, Stampin’ Up! suites are so much fun to create with. What is your favorite product in the new Floral Affection suite by Stampin’ Up!? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Now it’s time to go see what my talented friend Rachel has created for us. Click on the button below, and be sure to check out all 20 Artisan blogs for lots of beautiful project ideas with the Affectionately Yours suite.

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