Thursday, January 24, 2019

SAB - Precious Parcel Card Kit

So today I'm putting together this adorable card kit that you can get FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 merchandise purchase. 
This kit is soooo much prettier in person, but hopefully the pictures will do it some justice.

The kit makes eight beautiful cards with really precious retro post looking envelopes - four of each color.  I really love how each card has a slot on the front that a beautiful printed piece of cardstock slips in, as well as a little vintagy looking postage stamp image to attach with a little paper clip, and cute little embossed gold corner stickers - all included.  In fact everything is included - I opened the package and made the kit.  The only thing extra I had to do was cut the vanilla twine, so I did need a scissors lol!
Below you can see the cardstock image pulled out, and it could be used for a bookmark or to write a secret note. 
And when you open it up there is another spot for writing.  These would make lovely Valentines, birthday cards - or just thinking of you.
You can check out our catalogs online to see all the great products, as well as what you can qualify for free through March 31, 2019.   Just click HERE and then click on SHOP NOW to see the catalogs.  Or if you'd like an Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog mailed to you, just let me know.  
Thanks for stopping by ~Maureen

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stampin' Friends - All About LOVE! - January 2019 Blog Hop

It's a All about LOVE Hop - and I hope you like all the projects you see.  Be sure to go to the bottom and hop on through the other links after you've checked out my post.  It really is all about love - not sure much else matters.  I have been so blessed with an amazing family and wonderful friends - sometimes I feel like my heart might BURST with all the LOVE!  
My projects today come from the Meant to Be Bundle on page 6 of the SU Occasions catalog.  This suite it lovely, and has so many stamp and framelit options - you're just going to love it!
For my treat holder I started with a 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of the All My Love designer series paper.  The colors of the DSP are Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sea Foam with some Crumb Cake thrown in - and these colors are amazing together.  I put a strip of Tear Tape along the top back edge of the DSP - you can see a tab hanging over on the right.  Then rolled the DSP into a tube securing with the tear tape.  (sorry for the blur - but I wanted you to see what I mean)
Next I squished the tube down a bit and punched with my envelope punch board at the 1" mark on each side and each end of the tube.  Then tied with the Lovely Lipstick ribbon from the All My Love ribbon combo, inserted a yummy Hershey bar and tied the other end.
Next I stamped a heart and sentiment and layered it on this beautiful die cut heart .
And added it to the top of my treat using dimensionals-
For my card I used many of the same products creating a lovely Valentine. In this picture you can see the base of Lovely Lipstick and the Soft Sea Foam layers look wonderful together.  The inter-twined hearts are cut out when I cut out the "You make me Happy" heart above - it frames it during the cutting giving you both pieces to work with; and has beautiful scallops and stitching.  The top rectangle layers are popped up over the ribbon using more dimensionals.
Can't wait to give these to someone I love this Valentine's Day! 
I hope you liked my projects and got some inspiration.  I would love it if you left me a comment below.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more wonderful LOVE Posts.  See you soon! ~Maureen 

Check out all these other Awesome Bloggers -
1. Katja Ettig  
2. Rachael Rife  
3. Jo Blackman  
4. Anastasia Radloff  
5. Sue Vine  
6. Kim Lamos  
7. Maureen Rauchfuss  
8. Steph Jandrow  
9. Melissa Thomas  
10. Cheryl Taylor (UK)  
11. Barbara Welch  
If you'd like to order any of the products shown; or look at all the products Stampin' Up! had to offer -  just go to my website: and click on SHOP NOW - be sure to use the current Hostess Code below~
Products used in my projects - click on any picture to go right to my website -

Friday, January 11, 2019

January Customer/Team Birthday Cards

Yay!  The new Occasions catalog is active as well as Sale-a-bration is on - this is a really exciting time of year for Paper Crafters!   If you don't have these two catalogs and would like them - be sure to let me know and I'll get them out to you!
Today I wanted to Highlight one of the new sets from page 18 of the Occasions catalog.  It's called Piece of Cake and is so cute - plus it has a matching Cake Builder Punch that goes with it.  And if you order the bundle from this catalog you will get both with a 10% savings. 
Each month I send a ton of birthday cards - so I like to come up with a great (but simple) card for the month, and this one fit the bill perfectly.  I made 20 of these, but guess what - it's the 11th and I've used them all, so I'll need to make another cute card with this set lol.  I used Lovely Lipstick and Mango Melody as my colors.  I really love the look of the offset layers. 
The card was simply stamped in Black Memento ink and then colored with matching markers.  I used the punch to punch out the cake and stand and pop up on dimensionals.  Quick, Easy and Adorable - #simplestamping  You need to get your hands on this set to make some of these cards of your own.  
If you are interested in any of these items used to make this card (see below), you can place an order at and click on SHOP NOW.  Be sure to check out all the new items on the Clearance Rack while you are there.

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