Celebrate With Me!

By | August 31, 2016

Birthday Special - blog.Stamp4Joy.comToday is my birthday, and I’d love to celebrate it with you!

Place an order of $40 or more today in my Online Store using the Hostess Code H4DD9TUX and I will not only send you a blank handmade card that you can reuse, but I’ll also send you a sampling of my very favorite embellishments from the upcoming Holiday Catalog, six antiqued Mini Pinecones (p. 20, 141990)


Handmade Christmas Card – Christmas Magic

By | August 29, 2016

Handmade Christmas Card - Greetings - www.Stamp4Joy.comToday’s handmade Christmas card features a sneak peak at a few items from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  Yes, it’s almost that time of year again!

The directional sign to the North Pole and the holiday greeting below it come from the whimsical Christmas Magic stamp set.  I pulled out a Blender Pen to do a little coloring of the image.

The “Greetings from the North Pole” comes from Greetings From Santa, which is bundled with the awesome Detailed Santa Thinllits Dies.  Just wait until you see it, you’re going to love it!

The paper patterns are from Presents & Pinecones Designer Paper collection, which coordinates with another bundle of stamps and thinlits… I think this one might be my favorite!

I just received more catalogs, so if you haven’t received a Holiday Catalog yet and want one, just drop me a note with your phone number and address.  Once we chat I’ll get one right out to you!

And don’t forget, today is the last day to order my “5 Creative Cards That Move” online video class and still receive the free BONUS PROJECT.

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5 Creative Cards That Move

By | August 28, 2016

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Tomorrow is the last day to pick up your FREE BONUS TUTORIAL with my new class, “5 Creative Cards That Move, Part 1.”

In this class you’ll receive 13 videos (over 100 minutes!) demonstrating the secrets to creating fun and beautiful movable projects your friends & family won’t be able to put down! And if you act fast you’ll receive a sixth BONUS PROJECT with three bonus videos ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Be sure to check it out and GET YOUR BONUS TUTORIAL while you can!


Moroccan Nights Handmade Thank You Card

By | August 6, 2016

Moroccan Nights Thank You Card - blog.Stamp4Joy.comI’m featuring the Moroccan Suite in today’s handmade thank you card.  Full of a variety of beautifully exotic paper patterns, the Designer Paper in the suite coordinates splendidly with the Moroccan Nights stamp set (wood mount or clear mount).

For my card sentiment I used one of the phrases from One Big Meaning (wood mount or clear mount), a set of various ways to say thank you… you can never have too many! 🙂

With Stampin’ Up!’s designer paper you never have to guess what colors will coordinate because it’s listed right on the package.  I pulled the Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy colors from the patterns to use for my ink colors.

Below is my color combo:

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Make your own handmade thank you cards using the beautiful Moroccan Suite of products.


Just a Quick Question

By | August 5, 2016
© Peter Weber | Dreamstime Stock Photos

© Peter Weber | Dreamstime Stock Photos

I have just a quick question for you. Respond with a comment to this post, and if I receive enough comments you will be entered into a drawing for a free stamp set of your choice from my Retired Rubber Stamps page!

PLEASE NOTE:  I will need to have at least 20 different people leave comments to hold the drawing.

While I’d love for my international readers to participate — please do! — I can only send stamp sets to those living in the U.S.  Sorry!

So, my question is:  When is your favorite time to make Christmas cards?

Please leave a comment with your answer.  If there’s enough participation I will do the drawing on Saturday, August 13th at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

No demonstrators, please!


July 2016 Paper Pumpkin Craft Reveal

By | July 30, 2016

5 Fun Facts About Paper PumpkinPaper Pumpkin craft is a wonderful way to fit a bit of creativity into your life each month.  A surprise gift you can give to yourself, you never know what will be in the kit.  And you’ll be using the exclusive stamp set and ink pad that are included long after you’ve completed the projects.

You can join just for a month to test it out, or you can sign up as a subscription.  If you need to you can suspend your subscription for a month, and you can cancel at any time… it’s completely up to you!  And you won’t be charged until your kit ships.

Here’s a look at what was included in the July 2016 Paper Pumpkin craft kit-of-the-month.

Be sure and sign up before the 10th of August to receive your very own personal Paper Pumpkin craft getaway next month.  Finally, you’ll have something to look forward to in the mail besides bills!  🙂

Join Paper Pumpkin Today!



Holly Jolly Greetings Christmas Card Making Idea

By | July 17, 2016

Christmas Card Sunday - Holly Jolly Greetings - blog.Stamp4Joy.comThe Christmas card making idea for today’s Christmas Card Sunday is using the Holly Jolly Greetings (wood mount or clear mount) along with the snowflake pattern from  the This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper collection.

I like the neutral color palette.  And the card is so simple to create, it’s perfect if you’re looking for one design to send out to a lot of people.  And with the variety of Christmas card sentiments included in the set that you can mix and match, they can all still be unique!

It’s really not too soon to get a jump on making those holiday cards.  Let’s make this be the year you get them done!  Let me know how I can be of help.


Christmas Card Sunday Crew on Vacation

By | July 10, 2016

Christmas Card Sunday Crew on Vacation - blog.Stamp4Joy.comWe’re taking a break this week on Christmas Card Sunday from rubber stamping Christmas cards. It is summer, after all, and our hiatus this week is because the Christmas Card Sunday crew is on vacation.  It seems they ran off to Paris without me!

This card was inspired by a couple of cute “selfie” cards I saw by Amy Lee on Splitcoast that reminded me of the Polaroid cards I used to make (you can see one here).  The selfie/Polaroid cards haven’t changed, but I thought the theme of being out and about was very clever.

The “crew” of course is from Snow Place, which is still available for all of your holiday (or vacation – lol!) cards.  The card sentiment was made using the Brushwork Alphabet… love it!

I created a cloud mask using the cloud/treetop portion of the Tree Builder Punch, and the textured background was made using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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The Eiffel Tower for this card came from the retired Artistic Etchings stamp set.  That and the Say Cheese set for the Polaroid card both can be found for sale on my Retired Rubber Stamps page.




The color theme for this funny greeting card is shown below.

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Bonus Days Are Here!

By | July 7, 2016

BonusDays_demo_July0716_USStampin’ Up! is introducing a brand new promotion, Bonus Days!  For every $50 you spend between July 7th and July 31st, 2016, you’ll receive a $5 coupon you can spend in August!  Talk about stretching your dollars!

Here are the details:

  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.
  • We strongly recommend that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, and we cannot recover lost codes.
  • You will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 you spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There’s NO LIMIT to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.  And there is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during the redemption period.
  • Coupons can be redeemed for any product on any order type except Paper Pumpkin subscriptions and Starter Kits.
  • The redemption period runs from August 2nd through August 31st, 2016.

So if you haven’t started your shopping from the catalog yet or still have things on your Wish List, or even just want to stock up on supplies for the upcoming holiday, now is a great time!

Contact me if you have any questions or to place an order.
Order directly in my Online Store at www.Stampin4Joy.com.

Sale on Thinlits and Framelits Storage Solution

By | July 4, 2016

Magnet Card SaleYou’ve heard me rave about them.  Well, today they’re having a sale on my favorite storage solution for thinlits and framelits.  If you need a better way to organize your framelits and thinlits you won’t want to miss it!

Check it out!

And if you’re looking for other craft room organization ideas you can see what else I use here.


Christmas Card Sunday: Jingle Bells

By | July 3, 2016

Christmas Card Sunday Jingle Bells - blog.Stamp4Joy.comToday’s Christmas Card Sunday project is pretty simple.  I combined a background texture image from Touches of Texture (wood-mount or clear-mount) with a few word images from the retired Joyful Season, which you can find for sale on my Retired Rubber Stamps page.

I found these Mini Jingle Bells in my retired stash, so I thought I’d add a few to this week’s holiday card.   I threaded some Linen Thread through them before tying a bow and attaching them to the card front. Don’t they just make you smile?

The color combo I used for this Christmas card making idea is shown below.

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Christmas Card Sunday: Sheltering Tree Greetings of the Season

By | June 26, 2016

Sheltering Tree Greetings of the Season - blog.Stamp4Joy.comI pulled out my Heat & Stick Powder today.  I don’t think I’ve used that in years!  And it showed, too, it was all lumpy.  🙂 But it still works fine.

For today’s Christmas Card Sunday project I used the tree and snowflakes from Sheltering Tree, along with a greeting from the retired stamp set Greetings of the Season, which you can find on my Retired Rubber Stamps page.

The trick for Heat & Stick Powder is to heat it from underneath to melt, and then apply your glitter.  Super simple!

You’ll find the color combination used on today’s Christmas Card Sunday project below.

And don’t forget, tomorrow is the last day to get the bonus included with my new online class, “5 Creative Ways to Use Embossing Powders.”


Learn to Use Your Embossing Powders in Creative Ways

By | June 23, 2016
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5 Creative Ways to Use Embossing Powders, Part 1

Do you love to try new things?  I’m so excited to announce my new online class, “5 Creative Ways to Use Embossing Powders, Part 1.”

In this class you’ll receive nine videos (over 75 minutes!) with step-by-step instructions to complete five beautiful & unique cards using five different techniques that beg to be touched!  And if you act fast you’ll receive a sixth BONUS PROJECT WITH VIDEO ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Check out the video and read more HERE!