Friday, October 15, 2021

Stampin' Up! Sweet Stockings Christmas Card

 Hi Friends!

Here's a simple Christmas card I made for a swap I participated in for the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.  I LOVE participating in swaps!!!!  It's such a great way to get lots of ideas :).

I decided to use a fun fold for my swap this time.  I started my card with a Cherry Cobbler base and scored it at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4".  I also added a piece of Basic White card stock to the inside of the card.

Next, I adhered a piece of Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper to the front flap of the card.  Those little animals popping out of the tops of the stockings are just too cute!

Then, I stamped "May this be a Christmas....." in Cherry Cobbler ink on Basic White card stock using the Christmas to Remember Stamp Set.  The sentiment, along with the Cherry Cobbler label behind it, were die-cut with the Seasonal Labels Dies.

Finally, I added an Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon to the sentiment.

Sweet and simple!!

Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper  156281

Seasonal Labels Dies  156299

Christmas to Remember Stamp Set  156300

Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon  155722

Here's a peak at the inside of the card.....

I hope you enjoyed this card!

I'd love to have you join us at our next Simple, Beautiful Card Class!

 Each month, we make four All-Occasion cards at this fun class and play with LOTS of new products!!

If you'd like to join us at our next Simple, Beautiful Card Class, this class meets on the second Friday of every month from 1-3pm.

Our next class meets on Friday, November 12. 

 RSVPs are due by Thursday, November 11.

Simple, Beautiful Card Class Details can be found here.

I hope you were Inkspired today!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

My October Host Code


 Hi Friends!!



Just place an order online here anytime in October and make sure to use this host code.

I send a handmade card to all of my customers!!

Order over $50 (before tax & shipping), and you'll receive either (1) a FREE embellishment with your thank you card or (2) a 16 project PDF Tutorial (you choose)!!

click here to order!!

Here's a helpful tip....  You can always find this month's host code on my blog on the right sidebar.

Take a peak at what everyone received last month when they used the September host code:
 Matte Decorative Dots  156289
How to Earn My FREE Bonus Surprise Gift this Month:


**$50 - $150 order**


Add host code PBXVDRC9 for orders over $50, but under $150 (before tax & shipping).

  To claim your bonus surprise gift from me, you MUST use this host code.


**$150+ order** 

Please do NOT use this host code.  You will automatically qualify for the free bonus surprise gift, as well as earn Stampin' Up Host Rewards.

Don't forget to take a peak at the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack and 10% off Product Bundles for some great deals!

Deadline to order is October 31.

Important Note:  My FREE bonus surprise gift giveaways are mailed separately from any order and will arrive no later than mid-month (November) following when it was earned.

Make sure to use Host Code:


when you order over $50 to receive a surprise gift from me!!

I wonder what it will be this month??  I'll give you a hint....  it will a fabulous product from our current Catalogs :). 

To start shopping and earning ALL of my freebies today, just click here!!

Friday, October 8, 2021

Facebook Friday - Background Stamps and a HUGE Thank You!!!!!


First of all, I just have to say........

I am humbled and honored that so many of you heard my call for help in reaching my sales goal for the end of the Stampin' Up! year!! 
This not something that I am comfortable doing (at all!!)..... asking for help. But.... It truly made me realize (yet again!!) how many wonderful people I have met thru my Stampin' Up! journey. Many, many of you I would not know otherwise. I LOVE that i can call each of you a friend. 
So, from the very bottom of my heart, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone that helped me reach my goal.... and not just when I asked for your help last week, but all along the way this year!!
I am truly, truly blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful friends!!



And now..... on to our Facebook Live Video (or Frillici Friday Video) I did today...

I broadcast live (most!) every Friday at 11:30am EST on the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio Facebook Group.

If you can't catch it live, I'll upload the recording here and on the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio Youtube Channel.  And...  if you're not already a member of the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio Facebook Group, pop on over and ask to become a member!  

New people are always welcome!

Get your name entered into the drawing to win the....

GENIAL GEMS.....   on our next Facebook Live!!

Genial Gems  155500

Here's how.....

Just Share the Facebook Live Video



You also receive a free tutorial valued at $15!!

Drawing will happen on our next Facebook Live at 11:30am EST on Friday, October 22.

This week, I demo'd 2 fun projects today featuring the Birch and Candy Cane Background Stamps (and.... gave you lots of other great info, too)!!

plus... we drew for the WINNERS of the In Your Words Stamp Sets (4 of them!!) (congratulations to Kathleen C, Rose C, Nikki P and Kaye J) and the Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins (congratulations to Jenny B)!!

Wow!!  What a great day!!

Here are the projects I demo'd today.....

This first project features these great Stampin' Up! products....

Birch Background Stamp  149256
Banner Year Stamp Set 153464
Pretty Pillow Box Dies  156321
Stitched Leaves Dies  153567
Diamond Weave Ribbon  156507
Brushed Metallic Dots 156506
Crumb Cake Ink Pad 147116
Soft Succulent Ink Pad 158406
Misty Moonlight Card Stock 153081
Crumb Cake Card Stock 120953
Soft Succulent Card Stock 155776
Basic White Card Stock 159276

Card stock cuts for this project:

card base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2"
crumb cake card stock = 3 3/4" x 5"
basic white card stock = 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Here's a peak at our next project.....

This next project features these great Stampin' Up! products.... 

Candy Canes Background Stamp 156373
Holly Jolly Wishes Stamp Set  156362
Tailor Made Tags Dies  155563
Blue Gems 153547
Pool Party Sheer Ribbon 152462
Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon 151155
Real Red Ink Pad 147084
Coastal Cabana Ink Pad 147097
Real Red Card Stock 102482
Coastal Cabana Card Stock 131297
Basic White Card Stock 159276

Card stock cuts for this project:

card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
real red card stock = 4" x 5 1/4"
basic white = 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

You can learn more about all of these projects (and the products used to make them, PLUS..... LOTS of other good stuff, too!!) on the Facebook Live video here.....

direct video link:

REMEMBER...  if you put in an order ($30 minimum) by midnight on Wednesday, October 20, I'll send you the projects I demo'd in the video for FREE!!  

And.... your name is entered into the drawing to win the Well Defined Stamp Set!!

Well Defined Stamp Set  156532

You must use Host Code  PBXVDRC9

That's how I'll know you ordered!! 

Bump your order up to at least $50, and you automatically receive A FREE EMBELLISHMENT OR A 16 PROJECT PDF TUTORIAL, TOO (you choose!). 

(Special note..... Only use the Host Code on orders under $150.  If your order is over $150, don't use the Host Code so that you can get your own Host Rewards.  I'll still send you the cards & free embellishment and enter your name in the drawing, too!!


I hope you were Inkspired today!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Encircled in Warmth Class To Go


Let’s make some beautiful projects!!  This class features the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil Sheets, Metallic Mesh Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, and the Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set/Encircled in Beauty Dies.

You can learn more about this great Class To Go here:

direct video link:


You will need the following ink pads:  Smoky Slate




I recommend using Stampin’ Seal to assemble your projects.  You will also need Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots.


You can order ink and adhesive here.


The class kits will include FOUR project kits (2 each of 4 designs) and the full color step by step PDF Tutorial.



Each class kit will arrive at your door sorted and organized by project.  I will do all of the scoring, punching and cutting for you (other than what needs to be done with your new dies).

There are four options for this class to go.  





Option #1 - $92


This is the full Class To Go.  Included are:


-Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set/Encircled in Beauty Dies ($53.00 value)

-1/4 pack of the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper

-1/2 Silver Foil Sheets (FREE!)

-Metallic Mesh Ribbon

-Rhinestone Jewels

-FREE Sale-a-bration Choice (while supplies last)!!  (all except 12x12 DSP)

-Make & Take materials for all eight projects (2 each of 4 designs)

-Full step-by-step PDF Tutorial


When you choose option #1, you are actually getting the Silver Foil Sheets and a Sale-a-Bration choice for FREE!!

*Some items may go on back order or become unorderable, which could cause a delay in shipping.   



Email me for the registration link at





 Option #2 - $36


This is the Class To Go kit for those of you who already own the Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set/Encircled in Beauty Dies.  You will need the stamps and dies to create these projects, so only choose this option if you already own them.   Your class to go kit will include:



-1/4 pack of the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper

-1/2 Silver Foil Sheets

-Metallic Mesh Ribbon

-Rhinestone Jewels

-Make & Take materials for all eight projects (2 each of 4 designs)

-Full step-by-step PDF Tutorial



Email me for the registration link at


Option #1 and #2 ship priority mail for $9. If you are local (Alma, MI) and would like to pick up your class kit, choose "Studio Pick Up" to save on shipping. 


Option #3 - $15


PDF Tutorial only - want to cut your won cardstock and already own the products?  This is the option for you.  If you purchase the PDF Tutorial Only option, you will be emailed the tutorial.  If you do not receive it within 24 hours of purchase, please email me!  Email me for the registration link at  PDFs are always free for my downline!  


Join my team and get all of my PDFs for FREE!! 




Option #4 - $12

Inkspired Stampers Members (my downline) can purchase this option for the make and take kits and PDF Tutorial.  Email me for the registration link at  Want to join my team and get all my class kits at a significantly low price?


Details about purchasing the Starter Kit can be found here


**Substitutions may be made for stamp set used in this Class To Go if you already have the set or would like something else.  Please email me at time of registration with any substitutions.



All class kits and included product will be ordered and prepared after the deadline. This is a preorder only, and per SU policy, I do not have products on hand ready to ship. Because of this, it takes about 10-12 days after the deadline for me to order, cut, prepare and ship all the class kits.  Class kits can only be mailed within the United States. If you live out of the US, you can still purchase the PDF.



Registration will close on Friday, October 22.



Expected shipping date of all kits is no later than November 3.