Feb 072016
No?  Well, how about some stampin’?!?

Build a Bouquet KitPlace an order of $40 or more (before s&h and tax) through my online store at www.Stampin4Joy.com during the Super Bowl using the HOSTESS CODE EG2BE2EP and you’ll receive a grab bag of retired goodies! Buttons, ribbon, stamps, who knows! Add another $10 to bring your order to $50 and you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration item, too!

The first person who places a qualifying order will receive this brand new, unopened Build a Bouquet Kit, valued at about $20. Will it be you?

Your order must be placed through my ONLINE STORE and must be placed before the confetti drops at the end of the game! :-)


Jan 262016

Every Tuesday Stampin’ Up! offers awesome deals on a few choice card making supplies. You can pick up the Weekly Deals shown below at a 25% discount through next Monday.  Sweet!

Click on a photo for more information or to purchase.

Supply List

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Jan 252016

Handmade Easter Card - blog.Stamp4Joy.comToday’s handmade Easter card features the delightful little chick from Honeycomb Happiness.  Did you know you can pick up this adorable set for FREE with a $50 order?

I used the second smallest oval framelit from the Ovals Collection to cut out the “egg,” and then my Paper Snips to cut the broken edges.  The designer paper used for the egg and the background banners is from the Have a Cuppa Designer Paper Stack, and I used words from the Crazy About You stamp set.

Handmade Easter Card Closeup - blog.Stamp4Joy.comI’ll show how to watercolor the little chick (and other images) with no lines in a video at Papercrafts Toolbox later this week.  You can try it out free for 7 days!





Jan 232016

Thank You Card Ideas - What I Love - blog.Stamp4Joy.comDesign elegant thank you card ideas using the What I Love stamp set which you can PICK UP FOR FREE with any $50 order.  I love two and three-step stamp sets because you can really get detailed with your images without much effort.

For these flowers I used Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Smoky Slate inks for the varying shades.  You can get the same effect using one color of ink and stamping off on scrap paper once or twice before stamping on your project.

The designer paper that peeks out from around the border is from the Neutrals Color Collection Designer Paper Stack.  I added a little color with a few Subtles Candy Dots.

What sort of  handmade thank you cards will you create?  Pick up your favorite free Sale-A-Bration item today with your qualifying order in my Online Store!

Jan 192016

Flowering Fields Handmade Thank You Card - blog.Stamp4Joy.comCreate clean and simple cards in a jiffy!  Here’s a really easy handmade card design I created for our Virtual Facebook Stampin’ Up! Party this past weekend using the Flowering Fields stamp set.  It’s a set of seven beautiful images that you can select FOR FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

I added some  color by using a “swipe” image from the Work of Art set (w-134111, c-134114), and the greeting came from the Tin of Cards stamp set.

Place your order in my Online Store anytime during Sale-A-Bration
and select one free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 ordered!
Jan 182016

A Nice Cuppa Birthday Card for FriendThis handmade card would make a nice birthday card for a friend who loves tea, or even a Mothers Day greeting card.  It’s not too early to think about that.

I cut out the teacup and teapot with the Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies, and then stamped them with a flower image from Mother’s Love.  The greeting is from the coordinating A Nice Cuppa stamp set.

The colors were selected from the Have a Cuppa Designer Paper Stack, which is where the background paper came from, and the little hearts were punched out using the Confetti Hearts Border Punch.

You can pick up the Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies, A Nice Cuppa stamp set, and the Have a Cuppa Designer Paper Stack in a bundle and save 15%.  Add one or two other items and you’ll qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item, too.  Sweet!

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Jan 162016

Just One More DayUntil My Virtual Stampin' Up PartyAre you ready for some inspiration and shopping?

Our FREE Virtual Stampin’ Up! Facebook Party kicks off tomorrow! Will you be there?

Drop in anytime between noon and 5:00 p.m. Sunday and Monday, but YOU MUST REGISTER! The more the merrier, so be sure and tell your friends, too!

With loads of project ideas and tips,, what could be more fun?  I hope to see you there!

(no demonstrators, please)
Jan 152016

Going Places Mini Album Collage 2In this online class you’ll make this cute scrapbook mini album, perfect as a travel scrapbook.

In the first video you’ll learn how to assemble the basic structure of it, while the second video shows you how to decorate it using the Going Places Designer Paper Stack and the Going Global and Sky is the Limit stamp sets.

A complete supply list with all cutting dimensions is provided in the PDF tutorial.

NOTE:  Tutorials and instructional videos take a lot of time to create.  Please do not share with anyone or sell to others.  If you know someone who is interested please direct them to this post to purchase.

If you are a demonstrator you have my permission to use it for in-person classes, but you may not sell my tutorials in any form, either in person or online.  If you post a picture of your creation, please give credit to me and link back to blog.Stamp4Joy.com.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Purchase the Going Places Scrapbook Mini Album Online Class below, and I will e-mail the PDF document and links to the videos within approximately 24 hours.

Going Places Online Mini Album Tutorial w/Videos

Jan 132016

Here’s the new Weekly Deals.  Check ’em out!

Jan 122016

2016 Occasions Facebook Collage

I’d like to invite you to my FREE Virtual Stampin’ Up! Facebook Party, which begins on Sunday January 17th at noon and ends Monday January 18th at 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Feel free to drop in any time!  Everyone had a blast at the last one, and this one should be tons of fun, too!

If you attended the last one, please let everyone know what you thought by leaving a comment below.

This is a closed group and, although it’s free, you must register to attend (no demonstrators, please). There will be peeks at some of the new products, project ideas, drawings, shopping, and more!

Don’t miss out.  Sign Up Now!

I hope to see you there!

Jan 112016

Night and Day Lost Without You - blog.Stamp4Joy.comI can’t seem to stay away from the Sky is the Limit stamp set!  Paired with the Going Global you can make Valentine cards, create birthday cards, and much more!

I used the Tree Builder Punch to create the clouds on the left by punching out the tree topper/cloud part out of copy paper and used as a mask.  Then I sponged a little Lost Lagoon ink around it randomly.

The Sky is the Limit set is available for a limited time FREE with a $50 purchase.  See what’s new in my Online Store!



Jan 092016

Handmade Card Designs -Cups and Kettle - blog.Stamp4Joy.comWith the new Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies you can create adorable handmade card designs like the one shown here.  As you can see on the magnetic card in the picture, it comes with a variety of teacups, a mug, a teapot, and even silverware — everything you’ll need for your next tea party! :-)

I selected the bright color palette from colors used in the coordinating Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack, which is where the paper patterns for the teapot and Melon Mambo border came from.  The greeting came from the photopolymer stamp set A Nice Cuppa, of course.

You can pick up the stamp set and framelits as a bundle and save 15%!  And if you add the Have a Cuppa Paper Stack and Have a Cuppa Cardstock Pack you’ll be able to select one FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

Of course, if you’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! and starting your own business, you can select these items when you customize your Starter Kit.  During Sale-A-Bration you’ll receive an extra $30 to spend on your kit — for a total of $155 in Stampin’ Up! products – for only $99!  Plus you don’t pay shipping!


What are some benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!?
  • Save 20% or more on all your future purchases as long as you’re a demonstrator!
  • See and buy from the new catalogs before anyone else!
  • Earn free stamps and other products of your choice just for doing your job!
  • Receive a free demonstrator-only magazine full of project ideas!
  • Lots, lots more!

All it takes is yourself and one or two crafty friends to stay active.  What are you waiting for?

Contact me for more information or Join The Fun Now!
Jan 082016

Lost Without YouThis handmade card idea features some of the paper patterns from the Going Places Designer Paper collection.  I paired it with a greeting from the coordinating stamp set Going Global.  I love this whole collection!  You can find everything on Page 39 of the Occasions Catalog, which just came out.

Depending whether you select the wood or the clear stamp set, if you add the World Traveler Embossing Folder and the Going Places Cardstock Stack you’ll either qualify or be close to qualifying for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

Contact me if you’d like more information about any of our products or want to schedule an in-home party.  I’d love to bring some of the new toys for you and your friends to try!

Jan 052016

2016 SAB

Today’s the day that both the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration begins.  Not familiar with Sale-A-Bration?  It’s where you can select a free item for every $50 you spend before s&h and tax!  Check out the catalogs below.

Occasions Catalog

Sale-A-Bration Catalog

And that’s not all!  Host an in-home party or a catalog show that totals at least $250, and you’ll receive an extra $25 in free Hostess Dollars to spend on whatever you want in the current catalogs, which means at least $50 free!

Ready to start your business?  Join during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll be able to select an extra $30 in Stampin’ Up! product in your customizable kit!

They didn’t leave Paper Pumpkin out of the Sale-A-Bration, either!  Sign up for a pre-paid 3-month subscription for only $55, which is enough to qualify you for one free Sale-A-Bration item.

The party’s just starting!  Contact me today to book your party or if you have questions,

Jan 042016

Make Valentine Cards - blog.Stamp4Joy.comIt’s time to begin thinking about what you’re going to use to make Valentine cards.  Well, tomorrow marks the beginning of the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration, and you’ll have lots of new toys to choose from!

Today’s Valentine card idea uses the stamp set Sky is the Limit (w-141282, c-141349), which you can pick up for FREE with a $50 order!  It’s only available as a free selection until Feb. 17th, though.

You’ll find the designer paper patterns in the new Occasions Catalog.  They’re from the new Going Places Designer Paper Stack (140581).  I cut out the heart using my Big Shot and the Circle Card Thinlits (133480).

Do you take pictures of your projects for your blog or to sell? Great photographs are a must!  Check out this new tool which eliminates the hassle of setting up lighting and makes great picture taking so much easier!

Jan 032016

New Copic Alcohol MarkersI’m so excited because my newest Copic markers have arrived!  I didn’t have a lot since Stampin’ Up! came out with the Blendabilities, but once they were discontinued I’ve really missed using them and wanted to pick up some more. Thank you, Santa! Well, actually, thank you to my sister and my nephew.  My sister gave me a package of six, and my nephew gave me a gift certificate for more. Of course, I had to add to my collection, too.  :-)  Woohoo!

I’ll still use my Blendabilities until they run dry, but I want to build up my Copic marker collection so I’ll be ready when the time comes.

Now to find something I can stamp and color… to be continued.

COPIC Intermediate Certified Designer

COPIC Standard Certified Designer

Dec 312015

Helping Me Grow - blog.Stamp4Joy.comToday I decided to make a thank you card featuring another sneak peek from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. This time I’m making flower greeting cards using the new stamp set Helping Me Grow (140764).  It’s a large set of line images perfect for spring.

I stamped the images and greetings in Tuxedo Black ink and then used my alcohol markers to color them in.  The Wild Wasabi Seam Binding Ribbon was used to wrap the focal piece and make the double bow.  I hit the bow with the Heat Tool to scrunch it up a bit.

Today is the last day to get a discount on my favorite photography tool.  If you sell anything on Etsy or eBay it’s imperative that you have really good photos.  Or maybe you just want to preserve family documents, old photos, and other memorabilia. This tool is perfect for all of those things!  I love mine. :-)


Dec 302015

Homemade Wedding Cards - blog.Stamp4Joy.comI decided to create some homemade wedding cards using the Botanical Builder Framelits (140625) from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  They also come in a bundle with a coordinating stamp set and designer paper, but here I’ve just featured the framelits.  I absolutely love these and they’re quickly becoming one of my very favorite things from the catalog, which you’ll be able to order from beginning January 5th.

You’ll notice there’s very little stamping on this card.  I did pull the “LOVE” from Crazy About You.  On the inside I grabbed the greeting from the Hostess-only stamp set Best Thoughts.

It’s always a challenge photographing my handmade card designs in a soft and Homemade Wedding Cards Inside - blog.Stamp4Joy.compale palette, so I hope you can appreciate it.  Trust me when I say it’s much prettier in person.

I’m excited about my new photography studio tool that makes taking great pictures so easy, too!  It’s brand new, and my son got it for me for Christmas.  Thank you!  If you sell your projects on Etsy or have any other reason to take photographs of your artwork or memorabilia, heirlooms, etc., you’re sure to love it.  I love mine!

Dec 292015

Check out the new Weekly Deals for this week below.  And don’t forget about the Year End Sale going on now, too!

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