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Birthday Bonanza

I’m so excited about my birthday bonanza projects I’m sharing today.  I love the Party Animal Suite and have 3 projects to share.

Get ready for a great blog hop with the Creation Station team with inspiring birthday projects today!

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Are You a Party Animal?

No doubt I love a good party, and while I’m not so much the party animal, I’m all about having fun.

I do love celebrating birthday’s and funny enough Russ, and I called my uncle on Friday to wish him a happy birthday.  We both struggle with remembering someone’s big day.   As soon as he picked up the phone, we were singing happy birthday.  Unfortunately, we were about five days too early.  Whoops! We all laughed, and we’ll be making the phone call again next week.

The Party Animal Suite is perfect for any age and so many great coordinating products to choose from.

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I pulled out one my favorite cardstock colors, Crumb Cake.  I love how Whisper White Craft ink looks on this cardstock.

Then I pulled some of the colors from the Party Animal Designer Series Papers.

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks 

  • One of my favorite coordinating products in this suite is the Washi Tape.  I love the SKINNY tape.  This was perfect to place along the edge of the card base.
  • Whisper White Craft ink is a pigment ink which takes a little longer to dry.  I use the heat tool to make the drying times faster when I’m impatient.
  • The Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder was a perfect addition to this card.

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The Perfect Box

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Excuse me; I’m a little giddy over this box.  It’s perfect for a birthday bonanza! The colors, ribbon, banner and a peek of doily fit perfectly together.

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You can find the Window Box Thinlits Dies on page 43 in the new Occasions catalog.  I love this box for it’s unique design.

Tips & Tricks

  •  The box was created using Kraft Cardstock.  Kraft cardstock is a fantastic heavy cardstock that keeps shape when creating boxes.  I love the weight of this cardstock, especially when creating boxes.
  • The Party Animal Designer Series Paper was used to create the belly band around the box.
  • I added the Gold 1/4″ Natural Trim with a flowing tail on each side of the box.  I love the small glimmer of gold in this beautiful ribbon.

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YAY, Time to Celebrate!

Because of my love for vintage and fonts, I am completely drawn to the Super Duper stamp set.  I love the marquee look to the fonts and it was perfect for this next card.

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Once again, I relied on my Party Animal Designer Series Paper to pull my color combinations together.  These bright colors are beautiful together.

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Tips & Tricks

  • The ribbons were folded like an accordion, then stapled to the Designer Series Paper to keep in place.
  • While I used the coordinating inks with the cardstock (Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango) don’t forget you can get a similar look using a VersaMark pad.  The tone on tone looks beautiful!
  • I couldn’t get away without using a doily.  I found a perfect place…

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Find all of the products used today in the clickable links below.  


Get Your Party Started!

If you are planning a party, Stampin’ Up! has everything you need to create the perfect cards and favors for the perfect party.

Now lets’s see what the other Creation Station designers have up their sleeve for a birthday bonanza.  Your first blog is Dena and she never disappoints.  Simply click the NEXT button below and be inspired.


Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!



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Love Everywhere-Spread Kindness

Love Everywhere-Spread Kindness

Every year around this time frame as I share Valentines love I can’t help but think of our ability to share love and kindness all through the year.

It reminds me of why I’m a paper crafter.  Love is everywhere and as paper crafters, we can spread kindness ALL year long.

Isn’t that exciting?

Today I have a fantastic project that is perfect to spread love and kindness.  Even better, a blog hop with my Creation Station friends to share more love.  Love is everywhere.

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Perfect Chocolate Box

I was browsing Pinterest trying to get some inspiration for a “love” project.  I love to create treat boxes for valentines so that was on my list to hunt.  The box was originally created by a UK demonstrator named Ann Melvin.

Then I created a fun card to go with the boxes.  Chocolate and a card… YES!


Let’s Create!

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This box is super easy to create.  Below you will find a simple template that’s easy to follow and grab the following supplies!

  • Early Espresso cardstock 10″ x 7-1/2″.
  • Designer Series Paper 1″ x 9-1/2
  • Embellishments of your choice.
  • You will see a complete list of what I used for this project in my tips & tricks and at the bottom of the post in clickable links.


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This box opens up so you can place a few chocolates inside or even a few love notes.

Spread Kindness, Valentines, Stampin' Up!


Spread Kindness, Valentines, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks 

Here is a simple template you can follow to create the box.


Spread Kindness, Valentines, Stampin' Up!

  • The scribbled black lines are areas you will CUT out.
  • Make sure you score each fold very well.  This makes a box nice and crisp.
  • I added an extra score line on the lid so that the lid would tuck into the box.  You can see this in red on the template.
  • Stamp hearts on the box front using the Sealed with Love stamp set and Early Espresso ink.
  • The belly band was created using the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.

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  • Die cut the heart using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits using Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  Then Texture emboss the heart die cut using the Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • The Lace Doilies in the Occasions catalog on page 51 are delicate and perfect for any project.  I simply added underneath the belly band.
  • Lastly, die cut the word Love using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and add to the heart using a few Mini Glue Dots.


Spread Kindness in the Mail

Spread Kindness, Valentines, Stampin' Up!


I couldn’t help but create a card using the same theme as the box.  Let us not forget that sending love in the mail is the BEST.  We need to send more of it.


Be Inspired

One last thing before I go, I was so inspired by the holiday season because of random acts of kindness.  Not once, but TWICE I was in the Starbucks drive thru and my drink order was paid for by the person in front of me.  Honestly, it blew me away.  It’s only happened once before in my life.  This inspired me to keep the random act of kindness continuing.  It feels SO good.

While the holidays may be over, let’s continue to spread the love and continue to spread kindness.  Think big and the entire YEAR, not just Valentines.

Now be inspired by the other great designers from the Creation Station Team.

Simply click the buttons below and hop along and see more LOVE spread.

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12 beautiful projects to inspire your creativity.  Each project has step by step instructions.

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Creating for Baby- Artisan Hop

Creating for Baby- Artisan Hop

Creating the precious cards for a baby can be so fun and easy with Stampin’ Up! products.


One of the things I love to create for a new mom is thank you cards.  They are showered with gifts as they wait for the precious baby to arrive and it’s nice to have a hand stamped thank you card ready to go when you need it.


Normally I create 8-12 thank you cards for the new mom and bundle with a nice ribbon around the cards.  Today I have another way that you can keep the cards together in a fun box using the Gift Box Punch Board.


Gift Box Punch Board

This has been one of my least used punch boards and I had to giggle at myself when I started to use it.  I was totally intimidated by this product.  WHY on EARTH?? It’s so simple.  I should have known because Stampin’ Up! always tries to make things easier for crafters like us.

It was only a matter of pulling the punch board OUT and playing with it.  It’s the perfect addition to a craft room.  I am crazy for not using this sooner.


Get Crafty

Let me share what I created today.


Baby, Made with Love stamp set, Stampin' Up!


The box was created using the Shine On Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalog.  This paper is thick and perfection when creating any type of box.  Plus the designs are fun for any baby project.

The cards are quick and easy using the Made with Love stamp set and Baby’s First Framelits Dies.


Baby, Made with Love stamp set, Stampin' Up!


I made two versions of the card using the colors Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush.

These are created using our White Notecards, however I trimmed them down 1/2″ across the bottom to fit in my box (3 x 5).  Normally the Notecards measure 3-1/2″ x 5″.

Each card is layered with another piece of Whisper White cardstock and embellished using the Made with Love stamp set onesie image and a strip of coordinating cardstock.  I love how these turned out.  Simple but cute.

Baby, Made with Love stamp set, Stampin' Up!


The greeting on the onesie came from the stamp set Happy Happenings.  Awesome greetings included with this set.


Creating the Box

Baby, Made with Love stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Here is a video below on creating the box.  



Supplies Needed to create box:

Optional is the tag I created using the Tags & Labels Framelits attached using Linen Thread.

Ribbon to tie around the box (I used Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon -retiring)

12 x 12 Shine On Designer Series Paper

Cut your DSP down to the following sizes:

  • 8 x 8 (box)
  • 3-1/8″ x 4-3/4″ (inside back piece)
  • 1-1/2″ x 12″ (belly band)


Use the chart on the punch board =  3.25 x 3.25 x 1.75

Your start line will be (L) and your diagonal line will be (S).

  • Edge 1: Vertical, Horizontal
  • Edge 2: Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal
  • Edge 3: Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal
  • Edge 4: Vertical

Once your box template is created, fold on all the score lines using your Bone Folder.  Remember that when you create a box you want to make nice folded creases.  This makes a huge difference in how your finished box will look.

Wrap a 1-1/2″ x 12″  piece of the Shine On Designer Series Paper around the box to create a belly band.

Tie a ribbon around the belly band and create a small tag for the box.


Baby, Made with Love stamp set, Stampin' Up!

You can see all the products I used for this project on the clickable links below.  

You might be asking… What do I do with the envelopes Kimberly? They will not fit into the box.  I bundled the envelopes together and tied ribbon around them.

As crafters we can make it easy for a new mom to send her thank you notes for all the fun baby gifts that she receives.

Time to be Inspired!


Be inspired today by visiting one of my favorites – Krista Frattin.  Her work is always amazing and I can’t wait to see what she shares today.

Artisan Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!



Baby, Made with Love stamp set, Stampin' Up!

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3D Box and Christmas Tags

3D Box and Christmas Tags

I’ve been so excited to share this little 3D Box and Christmas Tags with you. They have been sitting on my desk waiting patiently for me to shoot the video so you could create this right along with me.


This box could be used for many things but today I want to share how I created it to hold Tags.


3D Box of Tags, Festival of Trees, Stampin' Up!

When I was rummaging through my stamp cabinet I noticed I had not used the stamp set Festival of Trees once this Christmas Season.  This set was perfect for this project. This is also a bundle which means you can get a great price for the stamp set and the coordinating punch. Just click on the pictures and you can see it directly.

3D Box of Tags, Festival of Trees, Stampin' Up!

I used the Festival of Trees throughout the entire project and added a few embellishments.  You can see all the products  I used in the clickable links below.

Create It!

How about  you create along with me? See how quick and simple this 3D box is to create and I know you can come up with a ton of other uses for this box.

As I stated in the video I wanted to show you all of the tags so you can re-create these as well.  This would make a great gift for a teacher or friend.

3D Box of Tags, Festival of Trees, Stampin' Up!



Tips & Tricks

Because these tags are a bit bulky they did not all fit in my box.  Because of the added embellishments I maxed out at 3 tags in the box.

The Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon is a brand new ribbon coming out January 5th.  It’s a beautiful ribbon and easy to work with when making bows.

Here are each of the tags below:

Box of Tags, Festival of Trees, Stampin' Up! Box of Tags, Festival of Trees, Stampin' Up! Box of Tags, Festival of Trees, Stampin' Up! Box of Tags, Festival of Trees, Stampin' Up! Box of Tags, Festival of Trees, Stampin' Up!

It’s your turn.  I hope you enjoy the 3D box and the tags created for it.  I can’t wait to hear what you create.  Make sure to tell me.  I love when you share your creativity with me.

Special Gift for Online Orders

This month for all online orders of $25 or more, you will receive a very special gift from me.  I’m pretty excited about it and I know you will be too.  You might squeal a little bit.  Just a little. Okay… maybe a lot.

Make sure to use the Hostess Code given below.

Don’t forget that some of your favorites might be GONE FOREVER.  Check out the products retiring from the Holiday Catalog HERE.

Don’t forget you get my December Customer Appreciation Tutorial with your order as well. YAY YAY YAY!!!

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A Thankful Box

I’ve been super busy here and working on projects that I need for my Cards for a Cure in October.  I am super excited about this event and hoping for a HUGE turn out.  Who really knows how big it will be, but I know we are doing some fabulous planning for it.  Lots of my downline and sidelines are working hard on this event and putting lots of projects together.  Tonight I wanted to share one with you.  This little thankful box is super easy and I think will be a fabulous project for our customers to put together.  Wouldn’t this be a nice little treat box to give to a neighbor or friend during Thanksgiving?  I love little gifties like these. 

Happy TDAY Box






















I used the super cute and new stamp set In Everything Give Thanks.  I love all the images in this stamp set.  Again, had to keep it kinda fast because our customers will be doing 8 super duper projects this special day.  🙂 I also love that new 1 3/4 circle punch.  I think I squeal with delight each time I use it.  Hmmmm… that actually happens all the time when I stamp.  LOL!

Have a fabulous Tuesday.