A Little Box of Affection

This box with four 3″ by 3″ notecards and envelopes makes a great gift — something for a co-worker or friend that would just make their day a little brighter. The Designer Series Paper is from the Affectionately Yours set.  I love the warm tones of Watermelon Wonder with the Copper Embossing Powder.  I used the Flourishing Frames Thinlits to makes coordinating ‘flourishes’ for each notecard, and of course on the box.  The box is super easy to make.  I’ve attached the instructions from Susan Wong’s blog, where I got the inspiration for this cute little set!CopperNotecardsFlourishThinlitsCopperUpNorthStampin'StampinUp!ThoughtfulBranchesBox

Sympathy with a Copper Flourish

I played the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 308 this week, using a beautiful sketch designed by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Ann Schach.  I used Tip Top Taupe cardstock for the base, and then added a layer of textured Pumpkin Pie card stock from the May Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I love the added dimension!  I embossed the large floral design from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set with my FAVORITE Copper Embossing Powder on Chocolate Chip card stock.  Doesn’t it add a rich finish to this earth-toned card? The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases set as well.  I finished the card with a combination of copper metallic thread and twine.




Bonus Days!



  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend, you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 2 – 31, 2016.
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
    • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
    • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.



  • You will be able to order the Thoughtful Branches exclusive, limited-time bundle between August 2 and 31 (while supplies last).
  • IMPORTANT!  All exclusive items associated with this promotion will be available until August 31 (or while supplies last).
    • See the Thoughtful Branches Bundle here!
    • You may use your Bonus Days coupons on the Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer stamp set, Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Thoughtful Branches Bundle OR ANY Stampin’ Up! products (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions – new prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed).

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Something “Fishy” Here!


Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, and Mint Macaron once again provide the perfect combination for this nautical and fun card! Seaside Shore Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! is so fun to play with! Anchors Aweigh!

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Awesomely Copper!

I have always loved the rich look of copper.  I even use it for decorative accents in my home.  That’s why I was so excited to see the Copper Heat Emboss Powder in the new 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  This card uses the dragonfly and “Friend” stamp from the stamp set “Awesomely Artistic.”  I embossed those accents and then added the copper thread to ‘tie’ it all together.  I stamped and embossed one more dragonfly on scratch paper and then cut out the wings to make the dragonfly a little more 3-D.   The paper is from the Botanicals Designer Paper Series.  Old Olive ink is still one of my favorite greens!

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