It’s Sale-A-Bration Time at Stampin’ Up!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…No its not Christmas but you can get some FREE presents.  It’s Sale-A-Bration time at Stampin’ Up!

When you shop from the Annual Catalog, or the Holiday Catalog you will earn free Sale-a-Bration gifts with your $50 and $100 orders 🙂

Take a look at these awesome products that you get to choose:

Just think of all the beautiful cards & gifts that you will be able to make with these great Free product.

They will be available through September 30, 2021, so don’t hesitate to place an order from either the Annual Catalog or the Mini Catalog.  You don’t want to miss out.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂



Birthday Card and Gift Box Idea using Stampin’ Up!s Pansy Patch

Happy Wednesday and Happy Summer!

I’m happy the calendar now says its summer because living in Florida it kinda feels like summer arrived a few months ago already.

Before I get into my birthday card and gift box idea I need to share with you that Tomorrow Only June 24th Stampin’ Up! has FREE Shipping on all orders over $50 for products before shipping and tax would be calculated.

OK, so now that you know about tomorrows free shipping, Today I want to share with you a birthday card and gift box that I created using the Pansy Patch stamp set with coordinating dies and Designer Series Paper.

Stampin’ Up! has this awesome Pansy Patch stamp set with coordinating dies and designers series paper.  You can purchase these products separately or the entire suite called Pansy Petals.

The box is a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box that I decorated using everything in the Pansy Petals suite along with Pacific Coast, Fresh Freesia and Basic White cardstock.

There are so many different ways to use this set.  You can stamp each image with any color from our classic Stampin’ Ink Pad (since flowers come in all colors) then using the die just cut one image or in this card example I used the dies and cut each piece out in basic white cardstock then sponged the colors for a shaded look.  I also used this same technique in a post last month called Pansy Patch Garden.


I love using the new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, it doesn’t take up a lot of room on your work area which makes it so easy to make these cute pansy flowers.

I will also be showing you examples of just stamping with this wonderful stamp set in my next post.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Ice Cream Card Idea

It’s getting really warm here in North Florida and nothing tastes better on a hot day than ice cream.  Sunday before going to the beach with my girlfriend we made a quick stop to Dairy Queen for an ice cream cone.

So when I got home after a great day, I decided to create this cute card using the Sweet Ice Cream Stampin’ Up! Bundle along with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

You can use this stamp set for so many kinds of cards, Birthday, Thank You, and just to send someone a little hello because you are thinking of them.

Since you can’t send ice cream in the mail I think sending someone “cool” ice cream wishes with a handmade card will definitely put a smile on there face, or make them go out for some ice cream with friends or family.

I will be sharing a few more card ideas using the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set along with the coordinating Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch and Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.

This Designer Series Paper is so super colorful and with the images of ice cream cones and Popsicle sticks and the fun sprinkle paper, you can just cut this fun paper or you can use some dies from another set such as Hippo & Friends which has so many different shaped frames that you can stamp your sentiment on and maybe even add some layers as I did for a simple fun card.


Just a reminder – This bundle and all coordinating stamps, punches, papers and sprinkles is available in the Mini Catalog on pages 48 and 49.  This Mini  catalog sales period ends on June 30th.

So, If you want to purchase this fun stamp stamp and punch as a bundle you have until June 30th to save 10%.  After that time the 10% savings in no longer available but you will still be able to purchase separately.

***If you love this Designer Series Paper called Ice Cream Corner you should get it while it is still available in the Mini Catalog.  This item will not be available in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy The SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Sneak Peek ~ Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Bundle

Happy Monday!

Today I am giving you a sneak peek of the Pansy Patch stamp set and dies, that will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog next week May 4, 2021

I created this paper Pansy Patch garden with the new bundle that is going to be released next week.  This bundle puts such a smile on my face since I love pansies.  These flowers always look so happy to me – am I the only one who thinks they look happy?

Another great thing about this bundle is that all the dies in this set can be used with our Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

I cut the parts of the Pansy using the Pansy Dies in the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine on Basic White cardstock.

Then the real fun was coloring the flowers using Sponge Daubers with some of the New 2021-2023 In Colors.  These New In Colors are gorgeous, and of course they all intertwine perfectly with all of our other beautiful colors Stampin’ Up! offers.

You will be able to find this Pansy Patch Suite on page 28, the New 2021-2023 In Colors on page 123 of the New catalog, along with another 176 pages of the most awesome products ever.  I know that you are going to love the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog just as much as I do.

To finish my Pansy Garden, I also used the **Butterfly Gala stamp set with coordinating **Butterfly Duet punch, and the sentiment from **Country Home stamp set.

I have made many Birthday and Thank You cards using the **Butterfly Gala stamps with and without the punch.  Creating cards with the **Country Home stamp set is a great for Thanksgiving or a pick me up card just to make someones day a little brighter.

** Both of these stamp sets and punch are on the Last Chance Products Sale/Retiring List, so if you don’t have these great products, and you love them, you have to order them today! I don’t want you to miss them when they are gone.

Stay tuned for more Sneak Peeks from this wonderful New Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

Until next my friends,

Enjoy The SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Happy Easter

Happy Easter My Stamping Friends,

Just wanted to share an Easter Card that I created using the Hey Chick and Friend Like You stamp sets.

The inside of the card was created using the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set and the grass from Friend Like You.

Happy Easter From My Craft Room To Yours


Enjoy The SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick Card Idea

Today I’m sharing a card that I made with the Hey Chick bundle which is the cutest stamp set and coordinating dies. I also used Designer Series Paper called Playing With Patterns.


These Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles are super cute and can be used for so many different kind of cards.  Just look at these images, they make me happy.

With all that is still going on in our world with social distancing and so many people feeling isolated I think this would be a fun card to create and send to someone just say Hi and to put a smile on there face.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Hey Birthday Chick Card Idea

Happy March Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend. We ended February with the most awesome warm weather which was perfect for washing the car, hanging outside with our neighbors and relaxing with sand in our toes at the beach.  The entire weekend was filled with lots of laughs.

Today I want to share two new stamp sets & die bundles.  The Hey Chick and the Hey Birthday Chick .

This card was made with the Hey Birthday Chick bundle with the 2020-2022 In-Color Designer Series Paper Magenta Madness and colored with Stampin’ Blends.

These two bundles are only available until June 30th.  So get yours today and start creating some Hey Chick cards.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Paper Pumpkin is Awesome!

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

I know that I’ve mentioned this not too long ago but here I go again, Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin is awesome for all age groups.

Look at this card I received from a young friend of mine.  I sent her January’s Paper Pumpkin to see if she would enjoy rubber stamping and look at this beautiful card that she made.

The best part was she had a Crafting Day with her favorite Cioci.  The smiles in this picture says it all and makes me super happy 🙂

The March Paper Pumpkin Here’s To You looks like it’s going to be really fun too, especially since there is an additional free gift enclosed.


Encourage your friends and family to find joy in the journey. With fields of wild-flowers, scenery of mountain majesty, and sentiments of celebration, you’ll let your loved ones know that the views from the hilltop are always worth the hike!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future.

About the kit:

• Contains enough supplies (which always includes a stamp set, and Stampin’ Ink spot) to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes.

• Includes four FREE stencils and a stamping sponge! Embrace a new, exciting technique with this set of reusable stencils that can be stamped for any season.

• Comes in a cute and collectible box!

Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

A Stampin’ Up! Snailed It Hello

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a nice weekend its been rainy in my part of Florida which made it perfect to stay in and create some more cards.

I wanted to share another cute card idea using the Snailed It bundle which includes stamp set and dies.

This little envelope that you can make using the dies in this bundle is perfect for making a simple card.

And the new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine makes it super easy to cut out the die images.

With all of the restrictions on how we can get together now days, I think a family member or a friend would love to get this little hello in the mail.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Snailed It Card Idea

Have I told you how much I love all the new stamp sets in the Mini Catalog?

Well there is another great Bundle called Snailed It

I have been making some pretty cute cards with this set and I will be sharing them with you this week.


Look at these cute images.  I think everyone deserves some Happy Mail these days.

What is great about this stamp set is that it comes in a bundle and you get coordinating dies, which means no fussy cutting Yahoo.   And with the dies there is the cutest mini envelope that you can make. (I will share the envelope in my next post)

Also, the Snail Mail Designers Series Paper is so much fun and colorful.

This Snail Mail Suite Collection includes the Stamp Set, Dies, Designer Series Paper, Twine Combo Pack and Resin Red & White Hearts.  You can purchase the entire collection or each piece separately.


I am sure you can tell that I really love this stamp set and coordinating embellishments.  I can’t wait to share more projects with you this week.

Until next time my friends,

Enjoy the SUnshine!

Joan 🙂