New for 2016

I am going to try to blog every day in 2016. This is the planned schedule for posting that I am going to be using in 2016.

SHARE SUNDAY: As many of you know that follow my paper crafting blog or my facebook page, I am actively involved with Steeped Tea as well as paper crafting. Each Sunday I will be bringing a brand new feature where I will merge my paper crafting and Steeped Tea life. I will share about tea and how it inspires my paper crafting.

MARVELOUS MONDAY: Each Monday will be a posting on a paper crafting project.

TEAM TUESDAY: Every Tuesday information will be provided that promotes Stampin Up, ways to host a paper crafting party and information about the opportunities available with the company.

WINNER WEDNESDAY: Wednesday will provide blog readers an opportunity to win card or paper crafting project that I have created. I will pick a blog reader who leaves a comment on the post. The winner will be posted the following Wednesday on the Give away Page. The winner will simply need to claim the card or paper crafting project by providing a mailing address.

TUTORIAL THURSDAY:Thursday will be a tutorial about a paper crafting project.

FABULOUS FRIDAY:  Fridays will feature a paper crafting project.

SUPER SPECIAL SATURDAY: Saturday will provide an opportunity to know what specials are available for the week from Stampin Up to assist in placing orders.

What do you think of this schedule for blog posts in 2016? Are there any special paper crafting postings you are interested in seeing?

Resolution: Send More Cards

Resolution: Send More Cards Stampin’ Up!® to the resolution rescue! Start off 2016 with a stash of cards ready to use for any occasion by attending Cottage Greetings Card Kit class—I have already done all the planning for you! Come enjoy a Saturday afternoon making 15 cards: 5 each of 3 designs using my stamp set and ink.. The kit will include card bases; envelopes; silver foil envelope liners; die cut paper and foil images; baker’s twine, sequins, wood veneer sheets; enamel dots; Stampin Dimensionals. Happy New Year, indeed!

WHEN: January 23, 2016 1 pm – 4 pm
WHERE: Call for directions
COST: 20 dollars to purchase kit
MUST RSVP NO LATER THAN January 6, 2016 in order to purchase required number of card kits for arrival for this fun filled Saturday afternoon. RSVP to or 585 698 7649

cottage greetings

Stampin Up Christmas Terrariums

Christmas Terrariums

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If you need a last-minute décor idea or Christmas table centerpiece, this mason jar terrarium comes together quickly using items found around the home.

The Basics

  • Mason jar or other glass container
  • Rock salt
  • Greenery of your choice

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Tips to step it up:

Add a little bling by mixing in some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (item 133751) into the rock salt and sprinkling some sequins on the top. Sparkly snow!! Such fun!

The Real Red Pompom Trim (item 139617) makes cute “Christmas lights.” It sticks easily to the sides of the jar with a Glue Dot (item 103683) on each end.

I used a leftover I had on my desk—an embossed tree from the Peaceful Pines Stamp Set (item 139728). A list of other items you could add would be endless. I’m thinking Glimmer Paper stars, tiny boxes made to look like presents, a paper gingerbread house . . .

To finish it off, tie some gold cording around the rim and dangle some Snowflake Elements (item 139638) as if it were really snowing. Add a bit of Venetian Crochet Trim (item 134581) and a Christmas greeting. And “‘Love, Peace, Joy” from the A Little Something Stamp Set (item 139830) worked perfectly to capture the Christmas vibe I want for our home.

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Hope you have fun with this idea. I’d love to see your variations! Merry Christmas!

Watercoloring Using Stamps and Spritzer

Learn how to use stamps and spritzer to create a beautiful water coloring effect.

Creating Watercolor Backgrounds Using a Clear Stamp Block

Learn how to create a watercolor background with markers and a clear stamp block.


Stampin Up Thinlit Dies Ideas

Great ideas for Stampin Up Thinlit Dies!

Stampin Up Jingle All the Way Bundle and Mini Album

Make your holidays jingle all the way with cards and projects you make yourself. With an assortment of holiday sayings and images, the Jingle All the Way stamp set will be your go-to set for Christmas. Combine it with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies to create custom layered scenes. Buy one, or buy both at a 15% discount. Watch and learn how easy it is to create dimensional holiday scenes.

Check out the mini album and box I made with this set! What do you think?

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Stampin Up Tin of Cards Project Kit

Still in need of a gift for that hard to shop for individual on your list? Who says organization has to be boring? This fun printed tin gives you plenty of room to store the cards that you make in this kit, plus room for more. Watch this video to learn how.


Stampin Up Masking Technique

Create a beautiful look of layers and colors easily with the masking technique.


Stampin Up Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

Still need a last minute gift for someone on your list? This all-inclusive kit includes preprinted cards for the perfect artistic look without the mess. Includes supplies for 20 unique cards in 3 sizes and an exclusive stamp set. Make one when you need it, or make them all and use them later. Learn more about the kit in this video.

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