Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Paper Craft Crew Inspiration Challenge - PCC503


Welcome to this weeks Paper Craft Crew Challenge!

This week we have an Inspiration Challenge, PCC503, for you to play with. Love Is In The Air! I chose
the Adorable Owls, a Sale-A-Bration FREE stamp set (free with a $50 purchase), for this weeks challenge. The sentiment reminds me of the sweet little sayings found in the Valentine's Day cards my mother bought me to take to school when I was a child. So I paired the stamp set with the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Country Bouquet Stamp Set. The card sketch is one of Angie Juda's designs that I cased. I think it turned out so cute. Thank you Angie! And thank you Terri for the inspiration. 

I hope you liked my take on this weeks challenge. You too, can also participate in this fun weekly challenge. Just create a project using this weeks inspiration and post it to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog. We can't wait to see what you will create.

I Would Love To Be Your Demonstrator!

If you are In the United States and need a demonstrator,

 then you can order from me by clicking on the links provided below. 

Thanks for Looking!

Make cloudy days a little brighter with the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine sweet and sunny cards—three each of three designs. If someone you know is weathering a storm, this kit is just what you’ll need to create cards that are sure to brighten their day!

AND for the first time ever, we’ve got a coordinating die add-on! (Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately). Keep reading to learn more!


Name: Sunshine & Smiles

This kit includes:

  • Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. 
  • A sweet springtime photopolymer stamp set. 
  • A Mango Melody Stampin’ Spot
  • A fun peek-through window scene on each card! 
  • Cute precut critters and labels, fun raindrop embellishments, and more!  

Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce

Don’t forget! This kit perfectly coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number: 160556).


Sunshine & Smiles Dies (Available for purchase starting 11 January, while supplies last)

Item number: 162486

$6.00 USD / $8.25 CAD

This add-on includes:

  • One coordinating frog-shaped die: 1-1/8" x 7/8" (2.9 x 2.2 cm)
  • One coordinating flower bouquet die: 1-1/8" x 7/8" (2.9 x 2.2 cm)

Note: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

January New at SU! Hop: Sale-a-Bration + Matching Envelope


Welcome to the New at SU! Hop!

This month we are sharing some Sale-A-Bration inspiration with you. A card using a FREE Sale-A-Bration product that you can earn with a $50 or $100 purchase. And a hand made or decorated envelope. I fell in love with the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper (DSP) when I saw it in the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog. The colors are amazing, not to mention the beautiful floral images. In fact, I had to place another order for an up coming class  and was excited I would be able to earn another pack of this gorgeous paper. If you follow my blog, you will have noticed how much I enjoy creating these Mini Slimline Cards and Envelopes. I have even been able to extend a couple of my Stampin' Up! dies to fit these measurements. The other very important thing I want to point out is how genius I think Stampin' Up! is to match up their dies to some of this gorgeous designer series paper. So today I am sharing my die cut flowers from the Favored Flowers DSP. 

The Fragrant Flowers Bundle, which is the coordinating stamp set & dies, is available in the new Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog on page 21 with some lovely samples for you to case. 

My card & envelope bases are Fresh Freesia & Pale Papaya Cardstock. I wanted a strong contrast behind my Split Card Textures Dies so I chose the Blackberry Bliss & Evening Evergreen cardstock. I die cut the card fronts with the Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya cardstock. Next, the large and small floral images were die cut from the DSP using the Fragrant Flowers Dies. The sentiments were stamped with Evening Evergreen and Blackberry bliss ink on Basic White Cardstock and Die cut using the same  Fragrant Flowers Dies. I adhered a few of the Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins to finishe this card design. You will find the measurements for the mini slimline card & envelope at the bottom of this post.

I hope you enjoyed your  stop here on my blog and will consider the Favored Flowers DSP for your next Sale-A-Bration choice when you make a $50 Purchase during Sale-A-Bration. Now I will send you along to your next blog hop stop.

Product Listing

Mini Slimline

Mini Slimline Card - 3 1/4" x 6 1/4" - 

card base - 6 1/4" x 6 1/2" score @ 3 1/4" on 6 1/2” side

card front - 3" x 6"

card front mat - 3 1/8" x 6 1/8"

inside layer - 3" x 6"

Envelope - 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" - 

envelope - 8" x 8 1/2" score the short side @ 2"& 5 1/2", Score the long side at 1" & 7 1/2"

liner - 5 1/8" x 6"