Country Home Fun Fold

Country Home Fun Fold

Country Home Fun

Fall is in full swing here in Indiana. The season change was somewhat bipolar this year. We were in the nineties a week ago and now in the mornings we are in the thirties. The swing has my sinuses screaming and my need to hibernate in full swing. Crafting takes up my free time and I love it, especially when it is so cold outside.


The Country Home stamp set is growing on me and this is the first of many cards I am making with it. My fun fold card was so fun to make and very easy, let me tell you how:

I started out with a regular folded Crumb Cake card base (5-1/2 x 4-1/4). I trimmed a 1/4″ off the right side. I gathered all my additional elements together and then I built my card.

  • 1 Soft Suede mat for the inside, measuring 5-1/4 x 4″.
  • 1 Whisper White piece to write my message on, measuring 5″ x 3-3/4″. I decorated that piece using stamps from the Falling for Leaves stamp set, in Blackberry Bliss and Gray Granite Classic Ink.
  • 1 Soft Suede mat for the front of the card measuring 5″ x 3-3/4″ and embossed using our Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder (Gasp! It’s amazing!)
  • 1 Soft Suede ban to create the fun fold flap, measuring 1″ x 3-1/2″ and scored at 1″ to create the fun fold.
  • 1 Blackberry Bliss piece measuring 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ for the front flap.
  • 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 2-5/8″ for the front and the middle flaps.


That might seem like a lot of prep but I promise you it isn’t. Once you have all your pieces together you can start creating. I, of course, stamped my bucket and floral arrangement in Tuxedo Black and colored using my watercolor pencils. I stamped my other stamps just as I wanted them and I went to work assembling.

FIRST I adhered my 1″ ban to the base of my card, aligning it with the score marks and the soft suede mat. I use the Tear-n-Tape that Stampin’ Up! sells. I love it for anything that needs a strong bond. This is the only tricky part because you want to make sure it works properly. The rest of the card comes together piece by piece and very quickly. Snail adhesive will work fine on the rest of the card.



Is that not just the best sentiment? One of the reasons I said this stamp set it growing on me. I know several people I could use this for.

Overall, I made a very happy card, which also made my day happy. I hope you’ve enjoyed this card as much as I have and will try to recreate this fun fold yourself!


Have a happy day and I’ll see you soon!


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Happy Birthday, Stampin’ Up!

Happy Birthday, Stampin’ Up!

Put on your party hats, and get ready to save. It’s time for It’s Our Birthday Stamp Sale! For 24 HOURS ONLY, you and your customers can save 15% on select stamp sets. This sale will be gone in a flash, so reach out to your customers and invite them to celebrate with us!



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The Details:

  • All selected sets are offered at a 15% discount.
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  • If you purchased a stamp set prior to the sale, Stampin’ Up! will not be offering exchanges or credits.
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Thanks for stopping in today! Please reach out if you have any questions regarding this sale or how to shop online with me. Remember to use the hostess code at the bottom of this post for an additional gift!!


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October's Hostess Gift

It’s My Stampiversary!!

It’s My Stampiversary!!

3rd Stampiversary!

Three years ago today I joined Stampin’ Up! and I haven’t looked back. I love working alongside of a company that values the relationships of their demonstrators and helps us on our journey! There is never any pressure to do more or to buy more, I just meet the minimum every month and do as I please with the time I invest.

Help me Celebrate!

This month I am celebrating by offering a FREE stamp set with any $25 purchase.

My Stampiversary!

Have a terrific week!


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Do Something Creative Everyday!

Do Something Creative Everyday!

Do Something Creative Everyday!

This card comes at a wonderful time for me. I have made some amazing changes in my personal life that strongly benefit my creative life. Sometimes you have to reevaluate your goals and change a little to make it all work out. I am not perfect but I believe that I am headed in the right path. This stamp set, Crafting Forever is wonderful and I had lots of fun playing with it.

How did I make it?

I started with a scrap piece of shimmer whisper white. I stamped my pot in archival black ink and let it dry really well. I used my aqua painter next and colored in my pot and brushes. I set it aside to dry before fussy cutting it all out.

I took another piece of shimmer whisper white, the piece for my mat, and made streaks of color running up and off the page. I used poppy parade, mango melody, gorgeous grape and granny apple.

I also made a Gray Granite spot for my pot to live. That way my pot wouldn’t look like it was floating.

I stamp my sentiment and added it all together. Adhering my pot with dimensionals so it popped off the page.

Side View of My Card

It’s an adorable card and can be used for really anything. I might just keep it and put it on display to remind myself of what’s important.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a terrific Labor Day.


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What’s New: 

  1. Paper Pumpkin is going to be bring us treats this September. Subscribe by the 10th to take part of this spooky mailing.


2. BONUS DAY Coupons. If you earned bonus day coupons in August, redeem them in September. You have until the 30th before they expire.


3. Our holiday catalog goes live on Wednesday, September 5th. Please reach out if you need one. I would be happy to get one to you.

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4. September is my Stampinversay. If you shop with me in September you will receive a free gift. Contact me for more details.

My Stampiversary!

Blooming SALE with Paper Pumpkin

Blooming SALE with Paper Pumpkin


50% OFF your first month if you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. That’s $10.00……woohoo!!! This promotion is good from NOW until August 10th.
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Kindness Changes Everything ~ Using Garden Impressions DSP

Kindness Changes Everything ~ Using Garden Impressions DSP

Greyscale Lights Photo Invitation Poster

The Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is the star of this beautiful card, and I absolutely love it. The prints are bold and busy – and they grow on you the more you stare at them.


I chose to only use a piece about 3 inches wide because this print was bold. But, I find that it pairs beautifully with the saying “kindness changes everything” ~ New in our annual catalog, from a stamp set called Abstract Impressions. I added a stripe of Petal Pink behind it as a background. I also used a few of the flower stamps in the same ink and decorated the white circle shape. Tiny details can really add to any card.


With the July sale of buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one FREE ~ I have been highlighting some of the beautiful papers.

Paper Sale Meme

I used the circle shaped framelits to cut out and mount the saying and I used some retired Night of Navy Baker’s Twine. I had it so I used it but really you could use whatever you have on hand. I added some quick rhinestones to jazz it up and the finished result is perfect.

Upclose Kindness changes everything

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my sweet, simple card.

I’ll be seeing you,


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If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button above. 


If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at:

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Join My Team! ~ The PC Addicts

Join My Team! ~ The PC Addicts

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Is creating paper crafts a big part of your life?
Wouldn’t you love to earn money while doing something you enjoy?
How about the convenience of setting your own hours?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the perfect opportunity for you. Doing what I love, and sharing what I love with others are just a few of the benefits that made me decide to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I love sharing my passion for crafting, stamping and scrapping with family and friends, meeting new people, and having the chance to build a great business doing so.
love setting my own schedule! It’s fun to go to work and play!
But, honestly, joining my team is so much more then this! You would be joining a team that is passionate about crafting! A network or people who encourage each other and their customers. Who strive to make a difference right here where they are. The PC Addicts is a community of stampers who inspire each other and everyone around them.
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During the Stampin’ Pad Family Promotion, which runs July 1 through July 31, all new demonstrators will be able to select a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads in addition to their Starter Kit! If you were waiting for the perfect time to join Stampin’ Up!, that time has arrived. Join now, and start your new business off on the right foot!


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