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NC Demos June Blog Hop – New Beginnings

Welcome to our monthly NC Demos Blog Hop!  It’s really hard for me to grasp that we’re at the end of June and knocking on the door of July!  I think we should request a general “do-over” for this year, because it’s been a real mess!  But one of the constants that have helped me through the stress is stamping.  I can lose myself for hours in my craft room and it does allow me to clear my head of all the noise that’s going on.  I think that is true for many of us crafters.  And speaking of, you may have just hopped over from Tina Lesson‘s blog and I know she had a wonderful project that she shared!

This month’s theme was interesting!  It is something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue!  And this is what I designed based on that criteria.

So, here’s the breakdown:

Something Old – Tailored Tag Punch 

Something New – Indigo Boho Medley

Something Borrowed – I saw this card layout on one of our Dutch Demonstrators Blog – Janneke Dijkstrade Jong (Happystampin.nl) – and borrowed it!

Something Blue – I used Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight inks, as well as the various DSP patterns from the Indigo Boho Medley.

I knew as soon as I saw this Medley in the new Annual Catalog that I was going to be at the top of my wish list.  Blue is my favorite color so this was right up my alley!  Medley’s are a great way to start off your stamping experience.  The only things you need to add are acrylic blocks to mount the stamps and adhesive.

As I mentioned above, the inspiration for the card layout came from one of our demonstrators in the Netherlands.  I loved how she used the Tailored Tag but modified the width of the cardstock she was using to produce a different looking tag.  She used a 1 1/2″ width of DSP to get the result.  It’s always fun to find new ways to use the tools we have on hand!

When I purchased the Boho Indigo Medley I knew that at least one of my projects was going to incorporate yellow because I just love the pairing of blue and yellow.  And when I placed a piece of the Bumble Bee In Color DSP next to the DSP found in the medley, I knew I had a winner!  I’ve included a PDF Tutorial for my card at the bottom of this post 🙂

Inside of Card


Just a reminder that there are a few days left to take advantage of a couple of amazing specials going on.  The first is the Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration where you can earn additional rewards with a qualifying order.

The second special is the Pick A Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion!  For a limited time, when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can choose any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. There could not be a better time to make your dreams of having your own Stampin’ Up! business come true, OR, just join for the discount!  There’s no pressure to make this a business, many demonstrators sign up simply to keep their stash full of amazing products at a discounted cost. 🙂

Please continue through our hop and enjoy the amazing creativity of our next blogger, Jo Anne Hewins.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


Instructions – Boho Indigo Card – Toni Mari’s Creations

NC Demos

Tina Lesson
Toni CampanaYOU ARE HERE!
Jo Anne Hewins
Ariel Matera
Laurie Meier
Amy Kinler
Tracy Lewis
Sue Root
Tracie Evans Langley
Libby Foreman
Martinette Horner


Product List


Beginner's Brochure, Card Stock, Cards, Kits, Stampin' UP!, Toni Mari's Creations

Beginner’s Brochure – Help for the brand new stamper!

Getting into paper crafting can be overwhelming—and expensive—at times, and if you are new to it you might not know where to start. That’s why we created this brochure for those who are new to crafting. The Beginner Brochure features high-quality products with coordination, versatility, coloring, easy to accomplish techniques, and card kits that are easy to get started.  If you’ve been following my blog (and I hope you have!), you may recall a post I made previously about our Beginner’s Brochure.  It included info about our 2019-2020 brochure and you can find it here .

Today I’d like to introduce you to the new 2020 Beginner’s Brochure.  There are some great fun and simple projects that will help you begin your stamping journey!    And you can order from this brochure until May 31, 2021!

Here are several project ideas featured in the brochure along with a short video for each of them.  Just click on the photo to see the video.  Once you’ve seen how cute these projects are, I know you’ll want to join in the fun and create some projects of your own!

Zany Zebras


Four Season’s Floral Card


Cute Fruit Cards and Tags


Hooray To You Cards and Envelopes


Simply Citrus All-Inclusive Card Kit

You can go directly to the Beginner Brochure products in my online store by clicking HERE.  And don’t forget to use the appropriate month’s Host Code to be eligible for my Monthly Mystery Host reward (total cumulative online sales for the month much reach a minimum of $150 to for Myster Host Rewards to be activated).  The current Host Code can be found in the sidebar of this blog 🙂


Happy Stamping!





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SU! Kits and Medleys on Sale

Kits & Medleys on Sale

Creativity comes easy when you’ve got amazing coordinating products. We don’t want to brag, but coordination is one of our strong points.

The artists at Stampin’ Up! have curated collections of exclusive coordinating products that give you the materials you need to create something amazing. These unique collections are called Product Medleys. As part of the Retirement List, two Product Medleys are currently available, only while supplies last, up 60% off. Talk about a huge value!

Happy Stamping!!


Botanical Prints Product Medley #151301

The Botanical Prints Product Medley is a perfect example. The medley includes stamps, paper, dies, and accessories for creating cards and more. This product medley is also available in French.  Click on the photo above to see a great video to better explain the Medley. 

And here are a few examples of the beautiful cards you can create.


SAVE 40%

Everything Is Rosy Product Medley #150059

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is a perfect example. Products in this medley are exclusive to this medley and cannot be purchased anywhere else. You’ll love the happy, rosy feeling you get as you create with these fun and flowery products. Available for a limited time. Get them while you can! Also available in French.

SAVE 45%

Here are a few samples using the Everything is Rosy Medley to help inspire you!

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Happy Birthday, Paper Pumpkin!


Cheers to seven years!

I began subscribing to Paper Pumpkin right when it started, and I can’t believe that next month it will be celebrating its 7th birthday!  How time flies!  It’s amazing to see the progression of this product over the years.  I really love getting my box each month and opening it to see what the project is.  And the great thing that has happened since PP has grown in popularity, is that there are specific Facebook groups where you can see how to make alternative projects if you want to really stretch your imagination!

If you aren’t familiar, Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.  If you do month to month or subscribe to 3, 6, or 12 months, you can choose to skip a month anytime you want.  You just have to log on to your Paper Pumpkin website BEFORE the 10th of each month and choose to skip that month (you need to do this each month if you want to skip multiple months).

And since this March signifies an exciting milestone, SU! wants to thank everyone who has helped us along the way, they are including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!  The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.  So it’s really a great time to jump on board with Paper Pumpkin!

Here’s a little more info for you.


What’s Inside?

Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, we send an all card kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. Other times, it’s home décor, giftables, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right!  And your very first kit will include an acrylic stamping block that you will use with any additional boxes that you subscribe to.


When does it ship?

Treat yourself to a crafting surprise every month. Because sometimes the best way to get creative is inside the box—the little red box that arrives at your door around the 20th of the month. We make it fast, easy, and fun for you to enjoy your favorite hobby—creating! Subscribe by the 10th of any month to get your first kit delivered that month.

How do I subscribe?

There are two ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.  First, we offer a monthly subscription where you pay as you go for ONLY $22.00 A MONTH (SHIPPING INCLUDED!)

Secondly, we offer prepaid subscriptions that allow you to pay ahead or give as a gift. Prepaids can be purchased on my website.  After you purchase a subscription, SU! will email you a prepaid code to redeem HERE to set up your subscription to start receiving your kits.

Paper Pumpkin


And there’s one more thing that sweetens this deal!   If you choose a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription between now and the end of March, you also earn FREE Sale-a-Bration rewards, so that’s a big WIN-WIN!

Paper Pumpkin

So, head over to my online store to purchase the subscription that works best for you!

Purchase Paper Pumpkin HERE!

After you’ve received your redemption code from Stampin’ UP!, you can sign up HERE!

And to help you through the sign-up process, here are instructions to make it easy 🙂


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Looking Up All Inclusive Card Kit

Yesterday I attended a class by fellow demonstrator, Patricia Todd.  She featured the all-inclusive card kit, Looking Up.  If you aren’t aware, SU! offers several all-inclusive kits.  They have every single thing that you would need to create multiple cards, as you can see from the picture below.  They even include a storage box for your finished cards.  One of the things I love about kits is that you can follow the instructions exactly as they are, or use your own creativity to come up with different designs.  They are great for the beginner through advanced crafters.  And they are a great value as well.   With this kit, you would make 15 cards for just $27!  That’s less than $2 per card.  And after you use the materials in the kit, you would still have the stamps, ink and acrylic block so that you could continue to make additional cards with materials you may have at home.   And if this kit just isn’t your style, we have other all-inclusive kits available as well. You can see those kits here

AND, I am considering offering this kit for my April class! It would be a pre-paid RSVP so that the kits could be purchased and ready for the attendees. Would this be something that interests you?  Drop a response on this post and I’ll randomly draw a lucky winner to receive one of the cards I created yesterday 😊

Here are just a few of my finished cards from the class.  Trish had some extra cardstock that matched the colors used in the kit, along with some extra stamps and dies for us to use so that we could “go off the page” so to speak, for our own creations 🙂


Did you know that you can have a kit party?  You could plan a fun crafting night (or day!) with your friends using these kits.  Just decide on which one you’d want to make, or have your friends pick their favorite.  Then we can schedule a time to get together to assemble the kits.  I would bring along some extra stamps, dies, cardstock and inks for you and your friends to use.   Contact me for more information!

Thanks for stopping by!