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.