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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day September 27th!

Hey there! Today's the day I share a collection of fun swaps! To swap, I create a card and make 21 all alike. I mail them to the "swap mom", who trades my swaps for 20 different ones made by other stampers. The swap mom mails us each the  2o different swaps. The swap mom keep one of everyone's swaps as her "pay" for swapping and taking them to the P.O. It's fun!

First, Janace Charbonneau's creation with Everything Essential:


She used a sentiment from Tag Buffet:


Press On with Warm Hugs by Rhonda Bassler:


Press On with Gilded Autumn Specialty paper by Janet Johnson:


Warm Hugs and Heartwarming Hugs Designer paper by Linda Pagel:


Press On, Warm Hugs and Heartwarming Hugs Designer by Rhonda Bassler:


Warm Hugs by Audra Moncur:


Wrapped in Christmas by Robyn Scherzer:


Wrapped in Christmas with Snowflake Splendor Designer by Audra Moncur:


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Order any amount online in September, receive the Card-of-the-Month!


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 The Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion is only $99! Receive two additional stamp sets (Queen Anne’s Lace, page 135, and So Much Love, page 53 of the Annual Catalog), a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, AND enough pre-cut card kits to make 16 cards along with the $125 worth of product YOU CHOOSE! Never any obligation to buy or sell, just ask me questions! Go to my online store to sign up:   Click "JOIN" in the middle at the top!


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Call me:  618-237-6281
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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Playful Penguins Gift Card Holder!

Hey there! As promised, today I'm sharing the second gift card holder I created with the "Twisted Gate Fold". The one I shared with you yesterday will not fit in a medium 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" envelope, but this one today will!

I used Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper again, along with the Playful Penguins stamp set for this smaller version:


How adorably cute is this little fellow?!!!


After heat-embossing the greeting with white powder on Real Red, it fit perfectly inside the Classic Label Punch! I accented it with a few Snowflake Sequins.


Inside I used the "to: from:" again from Snowman Season, as well as the snowflakes stamped with Pool Party ink.


I accented the snowflakes with a few more Snowflake Seasons.


Free instructions with measurements and tips to download:

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Online orders through October 31st receive this Nature’s Beauty card:

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When your order is at least $50, in addition to the Nature's Beauty card, you will receive the supplies to make 6 of these Christmas Cardinal wreath ornaments:


Call me:  618-237-6281
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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Let It Snow Gift Card Holder!

Hey there! I found this "Twisted Gate Fold" that I decided to turn into a gift card holder with the Let It Snow Suite!

I used Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Snowman Season stamp set, and Snowman Builder Punch to create this cute gift card holder!


There's a print in the Let It Snow Specialty that has sparkly snowmen that fit perfectly into the Snowman Builder Punch, so I used them to create the embellishment focal image for these!


When you punch out the snowman, you are also punching out this hat and arms, so I simply flipped them over to the Real Red side for this project!


Inside I simply added a strip of 1 1/4" wide Let It Snow paper to make the pocket to insert the gift card.


The dimensions for the base of the gift card holder:

5 1/2" x 7 1/2", scored at 2 1/2" and 5" creates the three equal sections. Then you score diagonally on the two end sections to create the fold.

I have included more detailed instructions to make this project at the bottom of this post.


Tomorrow I will post a smaller version of this project that will fit in a Medium Envelope and include the measurements and directions!

Free instructions for today's project with measurements and tips to download:

  Download Let It Snow Gift Card Holder                                                        

To order click the picture links:

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Online orders through October 31st receive this Nature’s Beauty card:

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Place an order of at least $50 during October I will send you the supplies to make 6 of these Toile Christmas Cardinal Wreath Ornaments:


Call me:  618-237-6281
Email me: [email protected]

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Gift Card Holder Inspiration Day #5!

Hey there! Today is the final installment of gift card holders I have to share with you for awhile. Are you glad? Are you tired of them? I'm not, but I do have a few other Christmas projects to share with you before the big day gets here, so I think it's a good idea to be done for now.

Are you ready for Christmas? I'm getting closer, almost all of my shopping is done, thanks to online free shipping and a marathon shopping trip yesterday afternoon! Now to just get the rest of my wrapping done and to finish readying the house for the kids to come home!

The gift card holders I'm sharing today are not Christmas themed, so they can be used for anyone anytime of the year!

First, an anonymous creator used the Coffee Cafe' stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies with Sahara Sand, Garden Green, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla:


A belly-band keeps this wallet-style gift card holder together.


This batch of gift card holders seems to be without their creators' names, because this one using the Merry Little Labels stamp set, Layering Circle Framelits, Starburst Punch, and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper is also nameless:


This adorable little pocket/pouch is secured by a miniature Velcro dot!


Finally a card with a name! Laura Milligan used the Wood Words stamp set with Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and Smoky Slate 1/2" Gingham Ribbon  to create her versatile holder.


Laura's extra touches of Delicate White Doily, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, and a 1" Circle-punched greeting are all simple but effective.


To make any of these projects, use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a thank you card (un-signed so YOU can send it to someone else!) and a little embellishment gift from me when you place your order in my online store:

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive your thank you card and embellishment gift from me!

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!


Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

If you prefer to not use my online store but would still like to place an order, you can always give me a call or a text:  618-237-6281

Or send me an email: [email protected]

That's all for now. until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe' Gift Card Holder!

Hey there! Yesterday afternoon the clouds finally broke, the sun came out, and the wind died down, so I was able to get outside to take pics of new cards. I LOVE using natural light! The colors come out more true. I try to do this before sundown, when the light is soft but not too dusky. Of course, I have to have freshly fed our 9 barn cats or they will mob me, but an extra-large can of pate' and a big cup of dry cat food patted on top usually buys me enough time!

The card I want to share with you today is similar to a couple of others I've shared over the past few months, but I used the Merry Cafe' set and the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper to dress this one up!


Did you know the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper is part of the Buy3Get1Free Special Stampin' Up! is offering this month? You can check out the whole line-up of paper packs when you visit my online store to shop:

This sale only lasts through October 31st, so don't delay!

I've always loved plaid, so this card came together really quickly once I decided to use this print! Here are my dimensions for cutting and scoring:

Old Olive card base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 2" and 5 1/2"

Basic Black for front: 4" x  31/4"   and for inside layer: 4" x 5 1/4"

Christmas Around the World Designer Paper for front: 3 3/4" x 3"   and 4" x 3/4" strip for inside right side

Whisper White for inside layer: 4" x 3 5/8"

Old Olive, Real Red, and Crumb Cake scraps for coffee cups

After stamping and cutting the cups (there's a tiny one on the inside coming up in the next pic) with the Coffee Cups Framelits, I assembled with liquid glue and adhered to the card with dimensionals. I added a heart from the Corrugated Elements pack.



To create the gift card pocket, I partially punched the 4 1/4" end of the base with the Pretty Label Punch, and adhered the 2" scored end to the inside with Tear & Tape Adhesive. I added the tiny "perk up" cup with a dimensional.


I finished the inside with a greeting from Merry Cafe' and snowflakes from the same set, stamped in Basic Black. I know black snowflakes might seem weird, but I liked them for my color scheme. Snowflakes are actually colorless, and snow reflects many colors, which just means you can stamp your snowflakes any color you want!


Want to hear a confession? I love smell of freshly ground coffee, love the smell of coffee perking, but can't really drink it because it gives me terrible heartburn, even when I load it with lots of creamer! I love stamping with both the Coffee Cafe' and Merry Cafe' stamp sets anyway!

If you enjoyed this project, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store:

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 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards!

Don't forget, the B3G1F Designer Paper Sale ends October 31st!


That's all for now. until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life Mini-Treat Bag!

Hey there! I had a super-busy weekend with my New Catalog Open House on Saturday. LOTS of stamping friends came by to pick up their spiral-bound catalog, do a little Make & Take, sign up for classes, and shop my BOGO sale!

Today I have a new project for you using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets Die. This project is part of the June Online Class:

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I decided to use the Cherry On Top Designer Paper to help me decide my color choices for the ice cream scoops: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, and Watermelon Wonder. It's so easy to punch out the scoops with the Tree Builder Punch!

Three scoops on the front, then when you pull the fourth  scoop out of the bag you find an easy gift card holder:

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The die cuts two separate sections for the bag, so I used two different prints from the stack:

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See this copyright stamp on the back? It's from the Better Than E-mail photopolymer set that is only available for a little while longer. All the stamps in the set have the Stampin' Up! copyright symbols on them so you can stamp them on the back of the cards and creations you want to sell. Check out this set in my online store:

Here's today's full supply list:

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me.

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 80% off:

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3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!


That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!


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Stampin'Up! Yes, Mam's Downline Meeting Swaps!

Hey there! I had a fun but busy Sunday! First, I helped in the nursery at church during the morning service. I do this once a month, partnering with my daughter, Jessica. It's always fun, but right now there's a bunch of little guys in there, including two of my grandsons, Jaxon and Liam, that make it even better!

After Sunday dinner at my house with 4 of my kids in attendance, I went back to my church to set up for the quarterly meeting of my Yes, Mam! Stampers!

I set up my display of my Leadership Board and more samples:


Our main activity was a Shoebox Swap:



Everyone is concentrating (and enjoying!) making each other's cards!

Here's a few of our creations of the day:


Michelle Daschka's "By the Seashore" creation, complete with a real sea shell!


Michelle also brought these little treat cup favors for everyone! She found the cups in the grocery store, then used her Owl Builder Punch to create coordinating little tags for a festive look!


Angie Lisk used the Chalk Talk stamp set and Framelits Bundle, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder, and the colors of Crumb Cake, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, and Whisper White!


Inside she used the Envelope Liner Framelit Die to create a gift card holder with more stamps from the Chalk Talk set.


Martha Swift created a card with two options using the Regarding Dahlias stamp set, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Encore Gold Metallic ink, and Gold Foil Paper. You could make this portrait version using the Starburst Framelits to cut the flower layers.


Or you could make the card landscape, hand-cutting the dahlia with Paper Snips, then punching Basic Black flower layer with the Blossom Punch, the next dahlia layer with the Pansy Punch, the next Basic Black layer with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, and the final dahlia layer with the scallop circle Itty Bitty Shapes Punch.


Linda Reaney's creation uses a bunch of stamps with Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke ink: Flower Shop, Petite Petals (Occasions), En Francais background, and Thoughts and Prayers! The "happy Birthday wishes" is from Petite Pairs. All the stamping is on Naturals Ivory, then layered on Always Artichoke and finally a Rich Razzleberry card base. She added a bit of Victoria Crochet Trim for the perfect final touch!

That's all I have for you today. There are a few more swaps to share, but I'm saving them for tomorrow! Oh, and in case you are wondering, the Tangerine Tango Stampin' Up!  Inspire, Create, Share bag is from the Make & Take Session at Leadership. All attendees received one! Stampin' Up! is so good at giving little perks like these!

You can go to my Online Store to shop for the supplies to make these cards by clicking HERE.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day! Giftcards Galore!

Hey there! Hope you are enjoying the time between Christmas and New Year's. We have our nephew, Nathan, and his sweet wife, Laura Beth, with us from Murfreesboro, TN, for a few days, so we are enjoying their visit!

After showing you all of the Christmas gift card holders, I still have a few non-Christmas ones left. Today's post is all about gift card holders!

This first one was created with the Monstermaniacs stamp set( #134972 $14.95):


Monstermaniacs is not shown in any catalog, but you can download the flyer with all of the zany images here:

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The Pop 'n Cuts Bigz L Die was also used to create the gift card holder, along with Bermuda Bay cardstock and Birthday Basics Designer Paper. "Happy Birthday" is from the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set.


This masculine gift card holder was made with the Remembering Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (and only available for a few more days! After January 2nd, it is gone, maybe forever.)


The Woodgrain Textured Impressions folder was used on the Early Espresso cardstock, and the "thinking of you" is from the Wetlands stamp set. Susie Wood is the creator of this card. She used the Envelope Punch Board in a different way to create a card instead of an envelope!


Speaking of Wetlands, this card is a beautiful example of the use of that set!

Marina Mist, Baked Brown Sugar, and Very Vanilla come together with  Midnight Muse and Baked Brown Sugar ink to create a masculine but very attractive card.


The Painter's Tape technique was used for the background behind the goose.


Inside the slot for the gift card was punched with the Word Window Punch.

Here's another gift card holder using the Remembering Your Birthday stamps and Birthday Basics Designer Paper again:


The bow was created with the Gift Bow Bigz Die from the Holiday Catalog. If you were waiting to order this die later, DON'T WAIT! As far as I know, this die will no longer be available after January 2nd! It might come back in the new catalog in June, but there's no guarantee!


The Word Window Punch was used again for the gift card slot.

Here's a couple more that are not gift card holders, but I just couldn't resist including them for you today:


Lots of punches used to create the clown, along with Chalk Talk stamps and framelits, Polka Dot Parade Designer Paper, and the Stripes Textured Impressions Folder!

Lastly, this cute card was created using the Zoo Review stamp set, Soft Sky, Whisper White, and Basic Black cardstock, Circle Collection Framelits, and Soft Sky 1/2" Seam Binding.


The penguin stamp in Zoo Review is actually just one single penguin. The creator of this card stamped the center bird first, then covered it with a mask before stamping the same stamp on either side of it. "You Can Never Have Too Much Happy" is from the Yippee-Skippee! stamp set.

There you go! SIX cards for today! How do you like that?

To order any of the products used, including the soon-to-be-retired ones, click HERE

to go to my Online Store!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! One Last Christmas Giftcard Holder with Perfect Blend!

Hey there! Christmas is almost here! Merry Christmas Eve eve! My kids are all coming in this afternoon/evening and I am in a flurry of last-minute preparations. I still have to get out and grocery shop, with a few last minute additions to the gift list, so this post has to be quick!

I found I one last Christmas Gift Card Holder to show you, this time made with Perfect Blend, Beautifully Barouque Textured Impressions Folder, and the Christmas Ornament punch!


Very sweet and simple. The Small Heart was punched first, then the Christmas Ornament punched around it, then both were used to accent the front.


The slot for the gift card was punched with the Word Window Punch! Genius!

That's all for now! I will be sharing more of my projects for the Stampin' In the New Year Stamp-a-Stack over the next few days, so check in when you can!

Only 11 days left to order your favs from the Holiday Catalog, then the Occasions Catalog starts on January 3rd!

Shop my Online Store anytime:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day! Perfect Blend!

Hey there! Yesterday was a crazy day! My three daughters and I went shopping for our annual Christmas Shopping Day! It was fun, but because of all the snow and ice we've been having, we had almost ALL of our shopping still to do. We hit Babies R Us, then Toys R Us, then lunch, then  the Mall, and then Target! I think I am almost all done, but still have to take inventory and then probably make one more short trip to finish up, then wrap! Does that sound like your Christmas shopping? I do a bit of it all year long as I see things, mostly for the grandchildren, but my three sons usually shop what they call "mom-mart" and wipe out my stash before we take the big shopping trip. Yesterday we started at 8:30 a.m and didn't get home until 12:30 a.m.! Whew!

Today I just have a quick swap to share:


Perfect Blend, Season of Style Designer Paper, Itty Bitty Banners, and Merry Minis Punch Pack!


That's all for now. Sorry I don't have time to share more, but I'm helping out with my grandkids this morning, getting them to church and Sunday School, while Jessica & Johnny take Maddie Kate to her Cheer Competition!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



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