Designer Series Paper Sale

July 2nd, 2018 by SMKal

Don’t you love all the new Designer Series Papers in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog?  No worries, July is a great time to purchase all your favorites.

Take a look at this quick video showing all the patterns available:


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  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • Click link below for a downloadable pdf flyer listing all available DSP choices


Thanks for stopping by.

Sending you sunshine & smiles,




Susan Kalantarian *
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Have a Beautiful Birthday with Graceful Glass

July 1st, 2018 by SMKal

Today I’d like to share with you the GRACEFUL GLASS Suite

Painted Glass Stamp Set Item #147461

On the left is a vellum piece painted with Classic Inks and a Blender Pen from the back side of the vellum.  The package of Graceful Glass 6×6 Designer Vellum has 12 beautiful designs, 2 sheets of each.  You will be able to make dozens of cards and have more to spare!

My ink color choices on this card are Granny Apple Green and Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink.

The coordinating set of  Stained Glass Thinlits Dies created the beautiful detailed window design, and also cropped the bird image.

Here are the rest of the details and products used on this project:

Thanks for stopping by.

Sending you sunshine & smiles,




Susan Kalantarian *
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Graceful Glass Designer Vellum-146344G

Graceful Glass Suite Samples from StampinUp (see page 164 in Annual Catalog)


Hello, Accented Blooms

June 26th, 2018 by SMKal

Accented Blooms and Blueberry Bushel – 2 new items from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

I took the new In-Color called Blueberry Bushel for a test drive last week – and I love it.  The bold “hello” image shows off this new blue wonderfully.

The main large floral image from the stamp set “Accented Blooms” is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink, and I chose not to color it in, so the greeting would pop off the page.

One of my favorite things about StampinUp products, is product coordination.  The “Tailored Tag” Punch easily crops the greeting to fit within the floral image.  Pop it up with Stampin Dimensionals for little extra impact.

Inside the card I used one of the sweet sentiments and accent images also from this set.


Here are the rest of the details and products used on this card:


Thank you so much for stopping by.


Sending you Sunshine & Smiles,



Follow Your Dreams

June 22nd, 2018 by SMKal

I am crazy about the Follow Your Dreams Bundle

Follow Your Dream – Graduation Card

The new Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies that coordinate with this stamp set are so much fun to use.

They not only crop most of the images in the stamp set, but also create a beautiful dream catcher, the gorgeous scripted “Dream” and the cut out detailed window you see on the bottom of this card.

My color pallet includes Grey Granite, Soft Seafoam, Highland Heather (new colors!) and Mint Macaron (a returning favorite color).  Highland Heather is one of my new favorites.   A few Faceted Dots accents finish the card off nicely.

Follow Your Dream Card and Envelope



Inside Greeting

Here are the rest of the details and supplies used on this card:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sending you smiles and Sunshine,


Follow Your Dreams Bundle, Item #148370


Happy Father’s Day

June 18th, 2018 by SMKal

I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day.  This card takes advantage of the May 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit called Manly Moments.

The card base, from the kit, is a tri-fold format.  I used the Tailored Tag punched greeting to hold the card closed.

The apron and grilling utensils are from the Apron of Love Stamp Set and matching Apron Builder Framelit Dies.

Here are the rest of the details and supplies for this card:

Fun Tip:  The Tailored Tag was used to punch the greeting and the silver foil mat behind it.  Cut the silver foil punched tag in half and adhere behind the greeting tag – instant mat!  When mounting the tag with dimensionals, overlap the card opening just a tad to keep the bottom flap closed.

How cute are these grilling utensils!  I think they look great from Foil Sheets.

Fun Tip:  Another great benefit of starting with my Paper Pumpkin Kit is I get matching envelopes!

Convenient matching envelopes from the Paper Pumpkin Kit


Apron of Love Stamp Set #145835

Apron Builder Framelits #145661


Thank you for stopping by.

Sending you sunshine & smiles,





The Beautiful New 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is Here

June 3rd, 2018 by SMKal
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2018 Annual StampinUp Catalog

It is easy to get lost in the gorgeous pages of this new catalog. A few things I think may be helpful:

1. If you are new to stamping, I’d suggest an all inclusive kit (see page 6). These kits include the stamps, ink, block and paper supplies needed to get your creative juices flowing.

2. Shop the Suites & Bundles. StampinUp is terrific with coordinating products (stamps sets that match dies and punches, inks that match ribbon and cardstock, etc). “Bundles” will be two items together at a 10% savings (see an example on page 27 – the Animal Outing Bundle).

3. Utilize the Index in the back. There are actually two. Page 230 Stamp Set Index lists all stamps sets alphabetically by name. This is great when you see a great sample on Pinterest perhaps, but don’t know where to find it in the catalog. The other great index begins on page 234 – Greeting Stamp Set Index. This shows a reduced size image of all the sets with greetings so you can easily find a set that has just the words you are looking for.

Here is quick video of a cute little project Varied Vases Sample Project from StampinUp using the new Varied Vases Bundle found on page 45.

Happy Stampin and thanks for stopping by.