A Day Without Cocktails?

I love the tongue-in-cheek and light-humored sentiments in my all-time favorite bundle called “Nothing’s Better Than.” Take a look at the fun you can have with these sayings:

“Today’s Plan: Consume Cookies.” or “Today’s Plan: Consume Chocolate.” “Or…A Day without Coffee is like….umm…just kidding, I have no idea.” How fun are they? And the large word dies are just as fun. “Love you more than Chocolate,” Or Love you more than Cocktails.”


Here’s the bundle with dies:

I had fun creating this card for a recent Pals Card Swap. I used a wood grain paper along with the bright Magenta Madness ink accents.

How fun is this card? All the materials are below — just click on any item to start shopping with me.

There are so many fun possibilities with this bundle – it’s one you will use all year long – with loved ones, friends…..you name it! Here’s a Paper Pumpkin box I created for fun:

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free package of new embellishments from the January-June Mini Catalog!

C4PFBM3Y

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is host-code-mary-1.png
Product List
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
[135315]
$5.00

Stampin’ Up!’s Whisper White Paper Products Are Being Discontinued!

We have just been informed that SU!’s Whisper White paper products are being discontinued and are only available while supplies last!  Stampin’ Up! does have a new Basic White that they will be offering as soon as their new supplier is able to get them the products.  You can see more details about Basic White below!

Stampin’ Up! announced this information related to the Whisper White paper products:

Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple for so long. We love it and we know you love it, too. We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

We know Whisper White has a huge fan base; we’re big fans, too! And we are crushed that it’s going away. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. We are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White!

The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by our quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. We believe in the quality of the new Basic White cardstock and we know it will become your new crafting staple!

What does this mean for you?

With Whisper White going out of production, this means a number of Whisper White products will be affected. Below is a list of all products that will be replaced with our new Basic White cardstock. These items are now available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order.

  • Whisper White 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock (124302)
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149710)
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527) – SOLD OUT
  • Whisper White 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Envelopes (145829)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (100730)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock (140272) – SOLD OUT
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301)

Stop by the online store to get the following Whisper White products that you love before they’re gone forever!  The Thick Whisper White card stock and Note Cards & Envelopes have already sold out! Click on any product below to start shopping with me!

Product List

New Basic White Paper Details!

Stampin’ Up!’s new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as they have them in stock.  Please know that Stampin’ Up! is working on getting these products available to you as fast as possible.

Here is a quick video showing you the new Basic White Paper:

And here is a flyer detailing the new Basic White Paper Products.  Click on the image below to open the flyer as a full-size PDF:


Rest assured that Stampin’ Up! will be providing with a beautiful new set of white paper products!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free package of new embellishments from the January-June Mini Catalog!

C4PFBM3Y

Pals’ December Blog Hop: My Favorite Things

Hello, and welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects showing “My Favorite Things” from any of the two current catalogs or the upcoming catalog in January. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My project today was designed using one of my favorite bundles from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-21 Annual Catalog, the Arrange a Wreath Bundle. It is such a versatile bundle, something I can pull out all year long. The multi-seasonal little objects with coordinating dies are all so fun!

I decided to create a wintery post-Christmas thank-you card, something to carry me into January. I tried a new fun fold card by Lisa Curcio called the Arrow Flap Greeting Card. Lisa’s instructional video can be found HERE.

Here are the measurements for the card:

  • Pacific Point (base): 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Mint Macaron (inside): 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Balmy Blue (gate fold): 4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 2 5/8″ & 7 7/8″
  • Thick Whisper White (layer): 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Thick Whisper White (inside): 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Thick Whisper White: scrap for sentiment
  • Designer Paper: 6″ x 6″, cut on the diagonal, score at 1/2″ on longest side

The ‘arrow flap’ of this card is made from folding the triangular-shaped “Let It Snow” DSP at the score line, as specified, and then adhering the flap over the gatefold and then attaching the gatefold to the Pacific Point card base. Once you make one project following Lisa’s instructions in the video, you’ll have it down!

I then cut out two wreath shapes from the Wreath Builder dies: one in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, and one using Mint Macaron cardstock. I also cut out a number of flowers from the dies using Pacific Point, arranging the whole thing on the arrow part of the flap.

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, stamped onto the smallest Stitched Nested Labels Dies using Pacific Point ink. When you open the gatefold, there is room for a sentiment and writing inside.

I hope you liked my tribute to the Arrange a Wreath bundle. If you haven’t invested, it’s worth it! This bundle will be a staple in my craft room for years to come! Just look at the possibilities in this great duo!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on January 13th when our theme will be Time to Sale-A-Brate.  Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  9. Jeanie H Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  20. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  21. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  23. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
  24. Lisa Milligan at Stamp a Rainbow
Product List
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
[135315]
$5.00
Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine
Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine
[124262]
$3.50

And We are a GO! Stampin’ Up’s Year-End Closeout Sale Starts TODAY!!

Our Year-End Closeout has started! It’s your last chance to grab your retiring favorites before they’re gone with discounts up to 50% off! Here is a PDF that you can print to review side-by-side with your Mini Catalog and make your shopping list so you’re ready to go! The sale starts at 12:00am MT and items are while supplies last!

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PDF

Notice that in some cases, it is cheaper to buy the items in retiring bundles  INDIVIDUALLY rather than bundled. The only bundles that are cheaper to purchase as a bundle are the Dove of Hope Bundle and the Merry Moose Bundle! Product lists below are sorted descending by Retail Price, so simply calculate the discount on each item as you make your shopping list!

50% OFF – 31 ITEMS!

Product List

40% OFF – 5 ITEMS!

Product List

30% OFF – 17 ITEMS!

Product List
Joy Dies
[153530]
$32.00
Round Tins
[153544]
$12.00

I will tell you that in past sales like this, items disappear quickly, as these deals are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Have your list ready to go, and shop as early as you can tomorrow in order to get everything on your list!

Clicking on any of the items above will start you shopping with me! If you make an order of $50 or more with me, you will be receiving a FREE set of embellishments from the NEW Mini January-June catalog, coming out on January 4! Unless you are a monthly Club members, please USE this Host Code in order to qualify for the free embellishments!

C4PFBM3Y

Happy Shopping!! Mary

Stampin’ Up’s Year-End Closeout Sale Starts Tuesday!! Are you ready?

Tomorrow kicks off our Year-End Closeout! It’s your last chance to grab your retiring favorites before they’re gone with discounts up to 50% off! Here is a PDF that you can print to review side-by-side with your Mini Catalog and make your shopping list so you’re ready to go! The sale starts at 12:00am MT and items are while supplies last!

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PDF

Notice that in some cases, it is cheaper to buy the items in retiring bundles  INDIVIDUALLY rather than bundled. The only bundles that are cheaper to purchase as a bundle are the Dove of Hope Bundle and the Merry Moose Bundle! Product lists below are sorted descending by Retail Price, so simply calculate the discount on each item as you make your shopping list!

50% OFF – 31 ITEMS!

Product List

40% OFF – 5 ITEMS!

Product List

30% OFF – 17 ITEMS!

Product List
Joy Dies
[153530]
$32.00
Round Tins
[153544]
$12.00

I will tell you that in past sales like this, items disappear quickly, as these deals are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Have your list ready to go, and shop as early as you can tomorrow in order to get everything on your list!

Clicking on any of the items above will start you shopping with me! If you make an order of $50 or more with me, you will be receiving a FREE set of embellishments from the NEW Mini January-June catalog, coming out on January 4! Unless you are a monthly Club members, please USE this Host Code in order to qualify for the free embellishments!

C4PFBM3Y

Happy Shopping!! Mary

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Stampin’ Up!’s Year End Closeout Sale Starting December 8!

Woohoo!!!  If you love great deals, Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop! You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog!  The Year-End Closeout happens only once a year, so get your shopping lists ready for Tuesday, December 8!

Year End Closeout Sale Details:

Sale Dates:  December 8, 2020 through January 4, 2021

Click on the image above for the PDF of all the items on sale!



  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items will not be discounted.
  • Due to increased shipping times and possible shipping delays during the month of December, we can’t guarantee delivery before Christmas.

Click HERE to see the PDF of all the retiring items and what is for sale!

And click HERE to start shopping with me on December 8!

If you make an online order with me and spend at least $50, just use this HOST CODE to qualify for a set of EMBELLISHMENTS from the brand new January-June Mini Catalog, orderable in January! HOST CODE:  C4PFBM3Y

December Paper Pumpkin Kit: A Hug in a Box!


How about starting the new year with a big, uplifting bear hug? We all know lots of people that could use a bit of cheer, comfort, and love this year – so we are making it easy to share a the love with the “Beary Comforting” December Paper Pumpkin kit!

If you haven’t heard already, Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a wide variety of unique papercrafting projects for subscribers of any skill level! These themed, all-inclusive craft kits encourage customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.

The great thing about Paper Pumpkin Kits is that they they contain EVERYTHING you need to create beautiful, high quality handcrafted projects. You don’t need all the ‘stuff!’ it’s all there! Subscribe with a credit card, and you always get free shipping.

Each month, we get hints about what our kit will be, before it’s sent out. Sometimes, the projects are cards; sometimes, they’re a 3D project, gift card holders, or treat containers! If you’re so inclined, you can skip a month, or even suspend your kit! Cancel anytime! It’s ALL up to you!

Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions make great gifts! Both of my daughters receive Paper Pumpkin kits each month, and they love the crafting and creative time the kits provide. Sometimes we even get to create them together!

Subscribe Before December 10th by simply clicking here!

How Paper Pumpkin Works
What’s Inside? With a monthly Paper Pumpkin craft subscription box, you’ll save time and money . . . and eventually build a collection of versatile Stampin’ Up! crafting supplies.

Design Card size: 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches

Project Type: This month, the kit contains enough supplies to create 12 cards and coordinating envelopes.

Coordinating Colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

Just let me know if you have questions, or if you want me to order the subscription for you! Email me HERE or call me at 218-280-1559!

Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Coming Soon!

MERRY & BRIGHT ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

Are you just about ready to start your Christmas countdown? The big day is only weeks away, which means you are starting to think about your holiday papercrafting plans. Perhaps you’d like to make an advent calendar, create some handmade décor, or prep some scrapbook pages. The possibilities are truly endless! Stampin’ Up! is doing an Online Extravaganza event on Tuesday, November 24 only and you’ll be able to save 10% on nearly all items from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog!

Sale details:

  • Sale starts at 12:01 AM MT on Tuesday, November 24
  • Sale ends at 11:50 PM MT on Tuesday, November 24
  • Nearly all 2020–2021 Annual Catalog items are eligible for the 10% discount. Exclusions apply, see the exclusions list below.

Get your lists ready and order early on the 24th so that you don’t miss out!  This is a one day only sale!!  Now is a great time to pick up gifts for your crafty friends and family (and a few for yourself too!!) for the holidays AND get them on sale!

Click here to open a printable PDF of the excluded items list.  Otherwise ALL other items from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog are included in the sale!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun getting your lists ready and hop online on November 24 to get some great deals!

If you make an online order with me and spend at least $50, you will receive, from me, a free pack of Holiday Rhinestones. Just use this HOST CODE to qualify for your free embellishments:

V3ZN6QYT

Here’s a reminder of how to add your host code:

Happy Holiday Stamping! Call me at 218-280-1559 with any questions — I’ll help you get your order in. Or email me HERE!

“A Merry Hello” To You, Take 2!

I’m back today to feature another cute little card from one of my favoite stamp sets, called “A Merry Hello,” found in the Stampin’ Up! August-December Mini Catalog. I just love the art and sentiments!

For this little fun fold, I used Old Olive and Real Red Stamp Pads, and the darling Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Papers for this project. These 12 X 12″ papers are super fun! The Stampin’ Up! coordinating colors are Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, and Whisper White.

Here are the measurements for this card:

Cut Whisper White Base at 4 ¼” x 8 3/4”,  score at 5 ½”

Cut (2) Designer Series Papers at  3” x 4”

Cut Whisper White Thick Cardstock at 2 ¼”  x 3 ¼”

This little Stamp Set is a Host Set, and is only $10.00 if you host a party with a minimum of $150 sales total, OR if you purchase $150 in product yourself! I just love it!

Shop for any or all of these products by clicking here! If you make an online order with me and spend at least $50, you will receive, from me, a free pack of Holiday Rhinestones. Just use this HOST CODE to qualify for your free embellishments:

V3ZN6QYT

Here’s a reminder of how to add your host code:

Happy Holiday Stamping! Call me at 218-280-1559 with any questions — I’ll help you get your order in. Or email me HERE!

Order these products HERE! Or just click on any of the items below to shop with me!

Product List
Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon"
Old Olive 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon”
[111368]
$4.95

“A Merry Hello” To You!

You know how it is when something just calls to you? Well, this darling little stamp set called “A Merry Hello” appealed to me from the very first time I saw the Stampin’ Up! August-December Mini Catalog. I just love the art and sentiments!

I had some fun trying a couple of projects. My first was a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) directly from the catalog, shown below:

And here are my cards! The first is very similar to the catalog sample.

I love how Stampin’ Up! has so many projects from which to gain inspiration! I used Old Olive and Pool Party papers, with Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, and Coastal Cabana ink pads. I also popped a sparkly piece of Coastal Cabana glimmer paper (retired) underneath the stamped image.

And here’s a second one, this time with a shot of Real Red ink, cardstock, and rhinestones. I love how the Real Red adds a bit of traditional feel to the card. I used two different greens – Old Olive, and Shaded Spruce as well.

Which do you like better? This little Stamp Set is a Host Set, and is only $10.00 if you host a party with a minimum of $150 sales total, OR if you purchase $150 in product yourself! I just love it!

Shop for any or all of these products by clicking here! If you make an online order with me and spend at least $50, you will receive, from me, a free pack of Holiday Rhinestones. Just use this HOST CODE to qualify for your free embellishments:

V3ZN6QYT

Here’s a reminder of how to add your host code:

Happy Holiday Stamping! Call me at 218-280-1559 with any questions — I’ll help you get your order in. Or email me HERE!

Order these products HERE! Or just click on any of the items below to shop with me!

Product List
Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon"
Old Olive 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon”
[111368]
$4.95