Who Doesn’t Love Grandma’s House?

Stampin’ Up has done it again, and this time with a stamp set that’s all about GRANDMA! It’s called “Grandma’s House.”

Grandma's House Sample

Here are the stamps you get in the stamp set.  Seriously, are these sentiments just the sweetest? I love the font, and I love the two cute graphic images.

Grandma Stamp Set

Think of the ways you could use this set.  Not only would this stamp set make a wonderful card for a NEW grandma, or to thank your mom for something nice she did for you and your kids, but if you are a grandma yourself, YOU could make tags, gifts, and cards to your OWN grandchildren as well.

Don’t forget, make an online purchase with me of at least $50 in July and receive a new embellishment treat in the mail!  You need only to use this online Host Code (enter at the bottom left of your Shopping Bag — this code is for non-club members only!)  H3KTDMMS

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Summer Bonus Days Coupons Are Back!
Bonus Days have become an annual Summer Savings tradition!  For EVERY $50 you purchase…you’ll receive a $5 Bonus Coupon that you can redeem on any current merchandise in August!  Woohoo!  There is no limit to the number of Bonus Coupons you can collect throughout the month!  When you place an order, Bonus Coupon codes will be sent to the email address on file and you’ll use that code (or multiple codes) to redeem them with a separate order in August. Good for orders placed in July 2019 only. Coupons cannot be redeemed on Starter Kits or Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
Extra Extra Twice as nice promo
Extra, Extra! It’s The Perfect Time To Purchase A Starter Kit!
Breaking news!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a demonstrator…NOW is the time!  Purchase a $99 Starter Kit in July or August and you’ll receive lots of Extra Value!  Spend only $99, plus tax, and select up to $155 in products of your choice—that’s $30 in bonus products PLUS Free Shipping!  Plus, you’ll also receive a $10 Bonus Coupon that you can redeem on an order placed the following month!  It’s double the bonuses…twice as nice! That’s TWO COOL!
This promotion lasts for two months, July 1 thru August 31, but why wait?
Sign up today to start enjoying the awesome benefits of being on my Up North Stampin’ Team:
  • DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS OF JOINING:
    • Create your own kit!  Choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (including bundles) to fill your kit.  Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.
    • Happy shopping & SAVINGS!  Purchase the starter kit in July and receive a 20% discount (up to 25%) on additional demonstrator purchases thru a minimum of December 31, 2019.  This window of time includes enjoying your discount on the new 2019-2020 annual catalog AND the upcoming HOLIDAY catalog, available to demonstrators in August — I can’t wait!
    • Perfect timing!  You will have the same amount of time (through December 31, 2019) to reach your first $300 sales minimum and renew for the Stampin’ Up! January – March quarter.  Renew with $300 in sales and/or personal purchases for each additional quarter.
    • Test drive demonstrator discounts and benefits with no risk and no penalty to drop.
    • Be first!  View new catalogs and pre-order products a month (or more) before their release (and at a discount) – one of my favorite benefits.
    • A good fit!  I welcome hobby stampers to my Up North Stampin’ Team! You don’t have to sell a THING!
    • Be a part of a national stamping Facebook group called The Pals — Get ideas, inspiration, sell and buy stamp sets, get door prizes, post your work…..It’s the BEST, believe me!
    • Do it just for YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!

Let me know if you want to pull the trigger on the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle.  I’d LOVE to have you on my team!  HERE is the link to get started on a GREAT stamping adventure!

I’d love for you to join our growing, nationwide Up North Stampin’ family.  I know that you’ll fit right in!

Questions?  Feel free to contact me…absolutely no obligation!

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So Excited for the August Paper Pumpkin!

Oh! I’m very excited for the upcoming August Paper Pumpkin kit!

It’s no secret that most subscribers love cardmaking. So when Stampin’ Up! offers treat or gift packaging in a kit, many subscribers generally like to make a few card alternates with the kit contents. That’s why THIS month Stampin’ Up! decided to bring us the best of both worlds! The August 2019 kit includes supplies to make 6 autumn-themed gift boxes and 12 gift tags. AND once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the Gift of Fall optional add-on bundle (available August 1st and purchased separately) to make 24 cards (with coordinating envelopes) without having to purchase additional kits. This coordinating product will allow us to turn our Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way! Click here to see Natalie White share more about the August 2019 kit and the add-on option.

 

The coordinating colors are: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede. Subscribe for the August kit at paperpumpkin.com from July 11–August 10. (Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.)

Sign up by August 10th to get this next exclusive Paper Pumpkin Kit! The August 2019 kit includes supplies to make 6 autumn-themed gift boxes and 12 gift tags. AND Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the Gift of Fall optional add-on bundle (purchased separately) to make 24 cards (with coordinating envelopes) without having to purchase additional kits. #onestopbox #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Details

  • The August kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags. To receive this kit you must subscribe (or have an active account) by August 10.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is a separate purchase for those who would like to convert their August Paper Pumpkin kit into cards.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle card designs offer a great sneak peek of the designs and elements to come in the August kit.
  • Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the add-on without having to purchase additional kits.
  • Just as you would with any other Stampin’ Up! product, you will need to purchase the add-on bundle through your demonstrator or the online store. You will not be able to add it to a Paper Pumpkin subscription purchase.
  • The price for the add-on bundle is $10.00 usd/$13.00 cad and is available for active Paper Pumpkin subscribers only. This add-on is available beginning August 1, while supplies last!
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is not needed to complete the August kit projects.

 

Pals July Blog Hop: Mixing it Up!

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Welcome to the Pals’ July  Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects that are “Mixing It Up” –  adding texture that will really take your projects up a notch – or two! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I may sound like a broken record, but I will reiterate what a GREAT source our catalogs are.  As you page through the catalog, carefully look at each project and ask yourself what you might take as inspiration from that project.

Sweetly Swirled 3 - Leaf Trinkets - Embossing Paste - Grapefruit Grove - Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I was looking for inspiration on texture, and since I already owned Embossing Paste, and had just purchased the “Sweetly Swirled” stamp set, I honed in on the project found on p. 57 of the 2019-20 Annual Catalog, the photo on the upper right of the page.  Instead of the Copper Tin, I decided to try my hand at a card!  Many of the elements are CASE’d exactly, but I will point out some differences.

Instead of the tin, I started with a card base of Crumb Cake measuring 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, onto which I adhered a panel of Vellum Card Stock 1/4″ smaller — I wanted the plain Vellum cardstock as a base so the So Saffron Vellum would show its true color.

From there, I cut a panel of the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  I mixed a TINY bit of Grapefruit Grove Ink Refill and added it to some Embossing Paste.  I used one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks to create a background of little diamonds. I love the texture it creates!

Sweetly Swirled Woven Background - Leaf Trinkets - Embossing Paste - Grapefruit Grove - Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

While that vellum panel dried, I took the super cute Sweetly Swirled Stamp Set and stamped numerous flowers in Grapefruit Grove on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, and some leaves in Old Olive, and fussy cut them all out. You can create any kind of bouquet you’d like!  Here is that sweet stamp set, new in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog:

Sweetly Swirled Stamp Set I then punched out some leaves in the Old Olive Vellum and some sprigs with the Sprig punch in Soft Suede.  I then stamped the smaller oval design from the stamp set onto Whisper White, using Crumb Cake ink, stamped off once.  I cut it out using the Layering Ovals Dies.

Sweetly Swirled Close Up - Leaf Trinkets - Embossing Paste - Grapefruit Grove - Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I took a scrap of the Grapefruit Grove Vellum and heat embossed the ‘Thank You’ sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder. I cut banner ends using the Triple Banner Punch.  Inside the white oval, I used a small bit of adhesive to adhere the vellum sentiment to the middle.

Once the Embossing Paste panel was dry, I adhered it to the card panel, attached the white oval with the vellum sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then built my flower sprays.  I added two copper Leaf Trinkets to keep the copper accents going, added some Basic Sequins, and finally tied two lengths of Linen Thread about the top of the card.  There you have it!

 

Sweetly Swirled 4 - Leaf Trinkets - Embossing Paste - Grapefruit Grove - Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I hope you enjoyed my textured project!  The products I used can be found at the end of this post.  Have fun CASE-ing your own projects from our great catalog!

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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 14, 2019, when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Special Occasions” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

  1. Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’      YOU ARE HERE!
    4. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
    5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    6. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    12. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
    13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
    14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
    16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
    18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    19. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
    20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    21. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
    22. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping

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You’re Going to LOVE the new Dinoroar Suite! Fun Ideas & A Bookmark!

What’s not to love about DINOSAURS?  We have a brand new suite in the new SU! Annual Catalog that is pulling on a lot of people’s heartstrings.  The Dinoroar Suite consists of a photopolymer stamp set, dies, designer series paper, as well as some cute ribbon and embellishments.  Take a look!  Here’s the stamp set:

DinoRoar stamp set

I love all the sentiments — they’re just awesome!  Here are the dies that accompany this set:

Dino Dies

And here are the sweet Designer Series Papers.  Each is cuter than the next.  I LOVE the colors!

Dinoroar paper

Together, these make the sweetest projects, for baby cards, kid’s birthday, or any other occasion.  Here are just a few samples:

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Don’t feel you want the whole suite?  Here’s what I did with just the darling Designer Series Papers in a bookmark!

Dinoroar Designer Series Paper - Daisy Lane - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I cut out one of the little dinosaurs, stamped a sentiment from the new Daisy Lane Stamp Set and punched it out with the Timeless Label, then popped it on a two-inch wise piece of DSP.  I punched the end with the Triple Banner Punch, and then attached a few fun little embellishments from the last June Paper Pumpkin kit.  How fun!

The products below will help you find anything in the Suite, and by the way, look at the first item below.  It is the one-price, one-number way to get THE WHOLE THING.  I love the “I want it all option!”

Product List

Dino Dies

$35.00
Dinoroar - Clear-Mount Stamp

Dinoroar – Clear-Mount Stamp
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$17.95

July Class: For the Love of Felt!

Hello, Stampers!  I have a new July class for you!

Have you seen the For the Love of Felt Kit?? It’s a great kit filled with lots of elements to create a bouquet of gorgeous floral cards! Take a look — and those floral elements?  They’re little FELT flowers — so detailed!
Felt 1
Here’s what you get in the kit!  It includes the darling storage box you see in the photo!
Felt kit
I will order a kit for you, and have it waiting when you get here.  At our class, we will assemble these cards using my stamp set — OR you can add your own personal sentiments using other sets of mine!
You get the entire kit — enough to make 12 cards with 12 printed envelopes with some extra elements for you to take home! Use MY stamp set, inks, and adhesives.
ALL FOR $35!!  That includes tax, shipping, and the use of my supplies and stamp set.
Look how easy and fun!  Get a friend, and sign up together!
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THREE CLASS TIMES:
Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 am
Monday, July 29 at 10:00 am
Monday, July 29 at 6:30 am
Lastly, you must sign up by Saturday, July 13th!  Just email me HERE or call 218-280-1559.  Hope to you see you my class!

Pressed Petal Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Hi, friends! I hope your Fourth of July holiday was spectacular!

If you haven’t seen the Pressed Petal Suite yet, you need to check this out! Gorgeous pressed flowers that are so realistic, they look like they are just lying on top of your papers! See the inspiration behind this suite as well as some details on other products in the suite. You can create some truly one-of-a-kind feminine cards and gifts from this!

Watch this delightful video!

I’d love to be your demonstrator! To start shopping with me, click HERE!

Also, make an online purchase with me of at least $50 in July and receive a new embellishment treat in the mail!  You need only to use this online Host Code (enter at the bottom left of your Shopping Bag — this code is for non-club members only!)  H3KTDMMS

Welcome to the Team with a Scalloped Notecard!

We recently found out that one of our teacher colleagues is leaving to teach at a different school, which is bad for us, GREAT for her new school.  She’s got a teacher’s heart, and we’ll miss her.  Here is the card I’m sending her:

Scalloped Notecards - Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper - Welcome to the Team - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I used a new stamp set from the Annual Catalog called Welcome to the Team.  Here are the stamps you get in the set:

Welcome to the Team

Aren’t they awesome?  So many different work situations that you can cover in one stamp set!  I started out with a card base from the Scalloped Notecards.  You get four different colors of these cute note cards with scalloped envelopes.

Scalloped notecard

I then stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and then punched it out with the new Timeless Tag punch.  I then stamped two petal stamps onto the new Perennial Essence Vellum card stock in white ink.  The ink needs to dry before you can handle it, but I do like how quick and easy it is, and it looks like you heat embossed it.

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I adhered the two vellum petals together with glue dots and attached a Gold Faceted Dots.  I then adhered a couple of cute wooden butterflies to the card and used a little gold sequin trim that I had in my ‘stash.’  I like the sparkle it adds. All the products I used are found below.  Click on any of them to start shopping with me!

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Check Out These AMAZING July Specials & July Host Code!

07.01.19_BONUS-DAYS_DEMO_SHAREABLE-1_ENSummer Bonus Days Coupons Are Back!
Bonus Days have become an annual Summer Savings tradition!  For EVERY $50 you purchase…you’ll receive a $5 Bonus Coupon that you can redeem on any current merchandise in August!  Woohoo!  There is no limit to the number of Bonus Coupons you can collect throughout the month!  When you place an order, Bonus Coupon codes will be sent to the email address on file and you’ll use that code (or multiple codes) to redeem them with a separate order in August. Good for orders placed in July 2019 only. Coupons cannot be redeemed on Starter Kits or Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.

Also, make an online purchase with me of at least $50 in July and receive a new embellishment treat in the mail!  You need only to use this online Host Code (enter at the bottom left of your Shopping Bag — this code is for non-club members only!)  H3KTDMMS

Extra Extra Twice as nice promo
Extra, Extra! It’s The Perfect Time To Purchase A Starter Kit!
Breaking news!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a demonstrator…NOW is the time!  Purchase a $99 Starter Kit in July or August and you’ll receive lots of Extra Value!  Spend only $99, plus tax, and select up to $155 in products of your choice—that’s $30 in bonus products PLUS Free Shipping!  Plus, you’ll also receive a $10 Bonus Coupon that you can redeem on an order placed the following month!  It’s double the bonuses…twice as nice! That’s TWO COOL!
This promotion lasts for two months, July 1 thru August 31, but why wait?
Sign up today to start enjoying the awesome benefits of being on my Up North Stampin’ Team:
  • DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS OF JOINING:
    • Create your own kit!  Choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (including bundles) to fill your kit.  Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.
    • Happy shopping & SAVINGS!  Purchase the starter kit in July and receive a 20% discount (up to 25%) on additional demonstrator purchases thru a minimum of December 31, 2019.  This window of time includes enjoying your discount on the new 2019-2020 annual catalog AND the upcoming HOLIDAY catalog, available to demonstrators in August — I can’t wait!
    • Perfect timing!  You will have the same amount of time (through December 31, 2019) to reach your first $300 sales minimum and renew for the Stampin’ Up! January – March quarter.  Renew with $300 in sales and/or personal purchases for each additional quarter.
    • Test drive demonstrator discounts and benefits with no risk and no penalty to drop.
    • Be first!  View new catalogs and pre-order products a month (or more) before their release (and at a discount) – one of my favorite benefits.
    • A good fit!  I welcome hobby stampers to my Up North Stampin’ Team! You don’t have to sell a THING!
    • Be a part of a national stamping Facebook group called The Pals — Get ideas, inspiration, sell and buy stamp sets, get door prizes, post your work…..It’s the BEST, believe me!
    • Do it just for YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!

Let me know if you want to pull the trigger on the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle.  I’d LOVE to have you on my team!  HERE is the link to get started on a GREAT stamping adventure!

I’d love for you to join our growing, nationwide Up North Stampin’ family.  I know that you’ll fit right in!

Questions?  Feel free to contact me…absolutely no obligation!

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How Do You Share a Smile? And the Special July Paper Pumpkin!

So I recently finished my June Paper Pumpkin Kit, and wanted to share with you our challenge from Stampin’ Up — to SHARE a SMILE with one of these delightful little cards.  We received ingredients to make SIXTEEN of these, with lots of extra fun embellishments left over for more creativity!

The stamps in this kit are so cute – just right for thanking all those people in your life who do things for us — the cashier, the bus driver, the mail carrier, the carry-out person at the grocery store — you name it!  These small enclosure cards came with darling envelopes, and even a little carrying case for my purse so I can quickly hand one to the next helpful person I meet!

June PP

Look at all the ingredients!

PP June ingredients

And here are some alternate projects Stampin’ Up! posted.  Fun, Fun!

June PP Alternates 1

So what’s up for the July Paper Pumpkin?  Something very exciting!

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Providing an easy path to creativity is what Paper Pumpkin does best. And we’re always thinking about ways to improve.  Sometimes we kick things up a notch to maximize a kit’s potential. After all, everyone wants to make as many cute things as possible with their super-fun Paper Pumpkin kit. Right? That goes without saying!

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit.  This threefold coordination gives you the opportunity to expand your creative experience from crafting with a single kit to creating with a full range of products offered by Stampin’ Up! And the best part is that the coordination focuses on the most current products Stampin’ Up! has to offer.

July Kit + 3 Coordinating Suites (below) = SO many fun projects! 

Here are the coordinating bundles!  Click on these gorgeous PDF’s to see more!

Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14 (US | CA)

Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41 (US | CA)

Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145 (US | CA)

What does this mean for you?

You can expand your creative possibilities with a coordinating Paper Pumpkin kit. You can . . .

  • Step up your projects.
  • Discover new ways to use your July kit.
  • Get even more variety with their cards and alternate projects; plus, you’ll get new ideas to spark creativity.

Remember, you don’t HAVE to own any of the coordinating products.  You can just enjoy your July Paper Pumpkin like I do — AS IS!

We don’t know everything about each month’s kit, as it’s a fun surprise.  HOWEVER, we DO know that this month’s kit:

– Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs) that include a nautical theme. (Do you want to make awesome masculine cards? This kit is for you!)

– Coordinates with THREE suites in the new annual catalog. Mix and match with the Come Sail Away, Garden Lane, and Woven Thread suites and you’ll have projects for days. Long summer days, that is!

– Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile

Go HERE to order — remember you can Unsubscribe any time, or SKIP or SUSPEND.  No risk!!

 

 

Perennially Romantic!

This new bundle by Stampin’ Up! called Perennial Essence is, indeed, the ESSENCE of ROMANCE!  Check out the gorgeous products in this suite bundle!

Perennial Essence Suite Bundle

And here’s my project!

Floral Essence Bundle - Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper- Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Isn’t that Designer Series Paper scrumptious?  Each paper is more beautiful than the next.  I put a panel of the DSP onto a Blackberry Bliss card base.  I then stamped six (two for each flower) petal stamps in white craft ink directly onto the beautiful colored vellum cardstock.  I set them aside to dry.  I punched out three leaves from the green vellum cardstock with the Leaf Punch.  Love this punch!

Perennial Essence Bundle - Close up - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I then made a banner with Petal Pink cardstock and Meadow Moss ink using one of the sentiment stamps from the stamp set.  Once the flowers were dry, I punched them out with the Perennial Flower Punch.  I assembled the flowers (two per flower) with glue dots, off-setting the petals to make a full flower.  I placed them onto the card panel, placed my leaves underneath, and then popped some Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins onto each flower center.  They’re so so pretty!   I tied a bow with the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and adhered it with a glue dot.  (Don’t you just love glue dots?  I use them ALL the time!) And there’s my card.  All the products I used are found at the end of this post.  Just click on an item to start shopping with me!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack HERE!  Lots of Christmas stamp sets were just placed on the rack, at great sale prices!

Remember, if you make an online order of $50 or more (total before tax and shipping) you will receive a free set of Pretty Peacock Rhinestones from me!

YOU MUST ADD the JUNE HOST CODE: KCK4JPUT

on the SHOPPING BAG page at the bottom left of the page of your online order!

Product List

Leaf Punch

$16.00