by ktstamps, 10:29 AM


Any self-respecting paper hoarder can tell you there is one certainty in life… If you have spent any time paper crafting; you know the one undeniable truth is SCRAPS HAPPEN!

Every card – every project – every cut you make eats away at your once beautifully whole piece of paper while your stack of remnants grows bigger and bigger with each snip!

When dealing with those remnants (aka SCRAPS) the question of how small is too small to keep is a personal one…

The cards I’d like to share with you today will help use up those SCRAPS… but you don’t have to wait for scraps to make these.

Cut Designer Series Paper into strips of various widths – you want them slightly longer than the base paper you are putting them on – you can make your strips all straight cuts or triangles. You are only limited by your imagination – stick your strips to a base sheet of cardstock and you have now transformed your SCRAPS into a beautiful project!

Here are some more cards that use scraps.   Have fun!

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Kindest Gnomes – Birthday Wishe

by ktstamps, 9:18 AM

Kindest Gnomes – Birthday Wishes


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· Stamp Sets – Kindest Gnomes (159616); Kindest Gnomes Bundle (159626); Peaceful Moments (151595)

· Card Stock – Basic White (159276); Sahara Sand (121043)

· Stamp Pads – Balmy Blue (147105); Tuxedo Black Memento (132708);

· Misc. – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Bone Folder (102300); Gnomes Dies (159625); Basic Borders Dies (155558); Painted Labels Dies (151605); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653); Paper Snips (103579), Paper Trimmer (152392); Blending Brushes (153611); Sparkle Adhesive Backed Gems (159967), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake (154882), Pale Papaya (15519), Petal Pink (154893); Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper (DSP) (159633); Storybook Gnomes DSP (159615)



· Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 ¼” x 11”, scrap for Mushroom House

· Rustic Harvest DSP: 4” x 4” of the Mossy Meadow swirl design

· Basic White Card Stock: 2 pieces 4” x 5 ¼”, scrap for sentiment, scrap for cloud template

· Storybook Gnomes DSP: piece containing gnome of choice



1. Fold the Sahara Sand card base in half and use a bone folder to flatten the fold. Set aside.

2. Die cut a cloud template from a scrap of card stock using the cloud-shaped die in the Basic Borders Dies. Use a blending brush and Balmy Blue ink to create clouds on one of the 4” x 5 ¼” pieces of Basic White.

3. Use the rounded edge border piece from the Basic Borders Dies to create grassy hill-like pieces from the swirly green Rustic Harvest DSP piece. Adhere these to the lower edge of the cloud piece.

4. Stamp a mushroom house on a scrap of Sahara Sand card stock and die-cut shape. Apply color with Stampin’ Blends: Dark Papaya to the mushroom top, Dark Petal Pink to the underside of the top, and Crumb Cake (dark and light) to the window trim and door. Apply Fine Tip Glue to the window panes and the doorknob and allow to dry.

5. Stamp Happy Birthday (from the Peaceful Moments stamp set) on a scrap of Basic White with Black ink. Die cut the shape using the Painted Labels sentiment die.

6. Die cut a gnome from the Storybook Gnomes DSP.

7. Adhere cloud piece to the center of the card front. Adhere the mushroom house, gnome, and sentiment using dimensionals. Add adhesive-backed gems.

8. Stamp the remaining piece of Basic White card stock as desired and adhere to the inside of the card.

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Time for the Mini Catalog and SAB!

by ktstamps, 6:44 PM

Today is the start of Stampin' Ups! July-December Mini Catalog.   It is beautiful with lots of Holiday Celebrations!   Please click here to see the beautiful stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, and cards that have been created.   Sit down and allow yourself some "ME" time to browse!   

But there’s more! The second Sale-a-Bration of 2022 begins today, July 1,
and runs through August 31, 2022.

Sale-A-Bration is one of the BEST times of the Stampin’ Up! Year. Why? Because ANYONE can benefit! 

  1. Those that purchase products,
  2. Those that placed party or personal orders of $300+,
  3. Those that join the Stampin’ Up! family (purchase the Starter Kit),
  4. And those who are already demonstrators (including those who join early during SAB)!

Yep! Everyone can earn fabulous free products!!

CLICK HERE to access the online version of this 2022 Sale-A-Bration brochure.

If you don't know by now...I am a Hippo Lovin' Girl!   These Hippo stamps and Die cuts ROCK MY WORLD!   I can't get enough of them.   

Please take time to look through the Annual and Mini Catalog to see what is missing from your stamp room!   Both are located on my sidebar!   

Thank you for stoppin' by!  

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