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Quick and Easy Leaf Print Greeting Cards

Quick and Easy Leaf Print Greeting Cards

I’m cheating with my quick and easy leaf print greeting cards for today’s project!  (whew!  I feel better now I’ve come clean…😚)  But I don’t feel toooo bad about cheating. 

Wanna know why?

  • It saved me a ton of time (maybe even hours!)
  • I got to play with my beautiful Nature’s Poem designer series paper (which you can get FREE right now!)
  • I experimented with a colour combination I’m pretty sure I never would’ve even tried

And guess what?  I want YOU to cheat too and make a card just like this guy with YOUR patterned papers!

quick and easy leaf print greeting cards

So let’s get to the nitty-gritty.  How exactly do I want you to cheat?  

Let’s not go gather leaves and let them sit in a solution to turn them into little skeletons. Don’t mix up the paper pulp and run it through screens.  And I especially don’t want you waiting hours for it to dry.  In fact, I don’t even want you to grab your inks and create your own background paper today.

Now don’t get me wrong.  Making your own paper – and backgrounds – is fun and rewarding, not to mention environmentally friendly.  But it could also be a teensy bit time-consuming.  That’s where patterned paper comes to your rescue! 

Quick and easy leaf print greeting cards go together so quickly when you have a nice package of paper like this one just begging to be used!

quick and easy leaf print greeting cards

There’s a wonderful mix of colours in the Nature’s Poem selection.  And this one I’m pretty sure I never would’ve tried.  What do you think?quick and easy leaf print greeting cards The three colours in the leaf print paper are Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove and Blackberry Bliss.  And while I think of fall when I look at some of the sheets, I’m planning to use this card right now for a male (yes, despite the “pink”).  I don’t think it screams feminine at you does it?  After all leaves work for just about anybody, anytime, any occasion! 

Take another peek.

quick and easy leaf print greeting cards

And the bonus for you?  You can choose this package (or maybe another one from a selection of 10) absolutely FREE right now when you order three others.  

This is my favourite sale!  I stock up on my designer series paper for the whole year!  Check out Stampin’ Up!’s video to see all the ones you could choose from.


Quick and Easy Leaf Print Greeting Cards

What else do I have going on with this card?

quick and easy leaf print greeting cards

  • Two punched leaves with the Leaf Punch peeking out from the tag sentiment, one gold foil and one Blackberry Bliss
  • A simple and generic calligraphic greeting from the Painted Glass stamp set (don’t you love blackletter handwriting?) punched with the Everyday Label punch
  • Lovely gold metallic-edged vanilla ribbon which catches the light
  • Three simple little faceted Blackberry Bliss dots

So now it’s time to get you started cheating!  Stock up on your designer series paper.  This sale is half over!

quick and easy leaf print greeting cards

Looking for other ideas that are quick and easy and use up some of your safely-stored-away patterned paper?  This Christmas one is fast and this pretty floral notecard goes together in a flash too.  What a great way to double down on your crafting time.

So save yourself a ton of time, grab some Nature’s Poem paper during our Buy 3 Get 1 FREE sale and try out a colour combination you might never have thought of!  You’ll be glad you did when you can cheat at creating quick and easy leaf print greeting cards.


New Stampin Up Pre-Release Bundles

New Stampin Up Pre-Release Bundles

Today is a perfect opportunity to get in on the new Stampin Up pre-release bundles!!

This beautiful suite was designed in honour of Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary.  And it’s such an awesome suite, they want you to enjoy it now – with FREEBIES!

From now until May 31st, you can select any – or all – of four awesome bundles designed with every crafter in mind.  Take a peek!

Share What You Love with the Stampin Up Pre-Release Bundles

Unsure which one is right for you?  Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! to give you more info on picking yours.

Download your own flyer here to see the FREE items you can get with each bundle.

You could make this simple beauty with the “Just Getting Started Bundle”.

new stampin up pre-release bundles

Or you might want to step it up a bit more with the “A Little More, Please Bundle”.

new stampin up pre-release bundles

Or maybe you’re a “Gotta Have it All Bundle” person (I LIVE here!)

new stampin up pre-release bundles

And EXCLUSIVE to the “Gotta Have it All Bundle”?  This beautifully designed single stamp with our Statement of the Heart.

new stampin up pre-release bundles

No matter which one you pick, you’ll enjoy free items and tons of beautiful paper crafting.  Simply click on any image to take you directly to my online store and it will be on its way to you immediately!

As a demonstrator I’ve had my own bundle for a couple weeks.  I love it!  Check back on Thursday when I’ll share a beautiful – and simple – project using the new Stampin Up pre-release bundles.


Year End 2017 Savings Event on Now

Year End 2017 Savings Event on Now

It’s the Year End 2017 Savings Event! Stampin’ Up! has announced the items retiring from the Holiday Catalogue (and some of my favourites are going 🙁 ).  See if the one you’ve been waiting for is going to be gone for good!

The sales event starts today and ending January 2nd, items will be available while supplies last.

You know you’ve seen lots of samples on my blog and Pinterest with many of these sets just like this Dog Lover’s card I shared a few weeks ago.  They’ve quickly become some of your favourites, just like this one with the Year of Cheer suite papers and foil snowflakes.

year end 2017 savings event


But how about that greeting? The Snowflake Sentiments set and matching thinlits are staying so will be around in next year’s Annual Catalogue!  YAY! I love the bold sentiments in this set and have used it SOOO much this holiday season. But you know what?  The bundle IS beging retired so why not save 10% now on it?  So make sure to check out all the bundles that are being retired so you can save $$$ now!

But you won’t want to delay.  Items will sell out quickly and experience says some of these won’t last long! Discounts on lots of items…check here for the full pdf list of items on the chopping block arranged by catalogue page number and click on the button below to get your online order in now!


We Have An Online Extravaganza Raffle Winner

We Have An Online Extravaganza Raffle Winner

I’m excited to announce we have an online extravaganza raffle winner!  Remember my raffle for the Snowflake Sentiments bundle?  Today, you find out who won and I share a super fast and fun card to make with these fabulous stamps and dies which just might be my favourite from the Holiday Catalogue…maybe.

But first things first.  Our winner is…(drum roll please)



Congratulations Karen!  Here’s another peek at what Karen will soon be playing with in her studio!

online extravaganza 2017 starts today

Or maybe you’d rather see a triple pretty card made with it?

It’s triple pretty since it’s pretty:

  • easy
  • quick
  • darn eyecatching!

In fact, Karen might like to make it with her new stamps and thinlits!

we have an online extravaganza winner

Can you tell I love the sentiments in this set?  You’ve seen it quite a lot this fall and winter from my blog posts.  I used the exact same one yesterday with my easy and classy Christmas patterned paper greeting cards.  Same colour even!  It’s just the right size to stand alone and carry the card.

And don’t you love the font?  But that’s not the only good-sized classic greeting in that set.  Did you see the two others for Merry Christmas and Wrapped in the Warmth of Christmas?  Plus there’s a to/from for your tags, three awesome snowflakes, a pretty swirl, and two verses.  There’s lots of life in this set for only $29!

HINT: Did you see my quick tip above?  It’s a little hidden, but it’s one way I make cards quickly and easily.  I stamp the same greeting, same colour on a variety of papers while I have my stamp and ink pad out.  Then they’re ready for me to cut out with my Big Shot – or not (like in this beauty).  All it takes is one punch, some ribbon or a die cut, like this absolutely beautiful detailed snowflake trio, to finish a card in a flash.

we have an online extravaganza winner

And I couldn’t stop myself from adding a shiny metallic enamel shape into the centre of each of the snowflakes for the final touch.  You can JUST see them in this shot.  But I really wanted you to see how beautiful and intricate those snowflakes are.  And they’re a cinch to make with a precision base plate and your Big Shot machine.

Here is everything I used to make this quick card…you know, just in case I didn’t announce we have an online extravaganza winner with your name at the end of that phrase!


we have an online extravaganza winnerKeep your eyes peeled for another raffle give-away in December!  You might be the next lucky winner!

In the meantime, whip up a few of these quick cards with your detailed dies and you’ll have your Christmas greetings in the bag.  My little way to give you more time for sipping eggnog and stringing cranberries!  You’re welcome!

Online Extravaganza 2017 Starts Today!

Online Extravaganza 2017 Starts Today!

Online Extravaganza 2017 starts today!  You won’t want to miss this!  All kinds of stamp sets, dies, accessories and Paper Pumpkin on sale now!  10, 20, 30, 40, 50% off!

But don’t delay!  Some deals are only available today, November 20th.  And here they are!  Just click on the image to take you to my online ordering page.

And there are MORE deals too!  All the way to November 26th!  To see them all, download your copy of all the deals here.

But Stampin’ Up!’s not done yet!  There’s another fantastic day of specials to come November 27th!  We don’t even know what they are yet, but I bet they’ll be worth waiting for!

How about just a little extra incentive?

To sweeten the pot even more, place your $85 online order for any of these fabulous deals between Nov 20th and Nov 26th and get my exclusive November Bonus Gift  – a Wink of Stella – next month!  To qualify, you must enter the hostess code FT6ESYNK when you order.  See how here.

Plus, I’ll enter your name into a draw for the Snowflake Sentiments clear stamp set with the matching Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits!  The draw winner will be announced right here on my blog on November 27th!

online extravaganza 2017 starts today

Online Extravaganza deals AND free stuff?  What could be better?

Place your order now by clicking on the button to have your items delivered right to your door.

With fabulous deals like this, your 2017 Online Extravaganza starts today!

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