Stampin’ Up! Nothing’s Better Than Cookies

Good Saturday morning my stamping friends.  How is everyone doing today?  I have the whole weekend off, YAY!!!  I needed off tomorrow for our in person (virtually) team meeting, so I thought I’d give myself today off too.  I have an advantage, I’m the one who makes up the monthly schedule at work so if I need a weekend off I get first dibs.

Today’s card is one I did a video tutorial on Facebook live Wednesday.  I’ve also uploaded it to my YouTube channel so you can view it there also.  Here’s my card.

I started by stamping the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Nothing’s Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I embossed the panel using my Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I randomly stamped the outline cookie image from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  I stamped the cookie fill image over the outline image in Crumb Cake Ink, stamping off once.  I randomly stamped the small star image from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set in Real Red Ink around the cookies.  I adhered the artwork to a Crumb Cake mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the Love You More Than Dies I cut the word ‘cookies’ out of a panel of Early Espresso cardstock adhered to a Foam Adhesive Sheet.  I adhered it to the card front  between the 2 sentiments.  I added a few Real Red Wonderful Gems to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the outline cookie image from the Nothing’s Better Than stamps set in Early Espresso Ink on the top and bottom of the panel.  I stamped the cookie fill image in Crumb Cake Ink, stamping off once.  I stamped the star image from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set in Real Red Ink around the cookie images.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Crumb Cake mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the outline cookie image from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on the envelope front and flap.  I stamped the cookie fill image in Crumb Cake Ink, stamped off once, over the outline image.  I stamped the little star image from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set in Real Red Ink.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  The list of supplies is below along with the measurements.  If you’d like to stamp along while watching the video, you can watch it on my Facebook page Here.

You can also view the video on my YouTube channel Here.

To celebrate my victory of getting over doing Facebook Live videos, I’m giving away a pack of Wonderful Gems to everyone who places a $50 or more order on my Online Store until Monday September 14th. Please remember to use my current Host Code G39RYMEX.  Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I am only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding.

Happy Stamping!!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 


Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!


Joy To The World 

Subscribe September 11 – October 10

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

With October’s magical kit, not only will you get a head start on your holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! After you receive your kit,  join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this month’s kit.

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit has been thoughtfully released in preparation for the season of spreading joy. October’s Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, subscribers can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.

To connect and spread joy with international customers and demonstrators through the Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit, join our Facebook group: Joy of Paper Pumpkin! When connecting with your new friends, don’t forget to share your experience with the #joyofpaperpumpkin hashtag.

Subscribe to the October 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 September to 10 October at

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (Standard Size) is now available for you to order!!!
Here are the details:

The standard machine comes with all the plates you need to get started. The preorder will not include the replacement plates, but they will be available beginning with the customer launch on September 1.

Note that the Cutting Plates and Adhesive Sheets are already available to order. The optional Impression Mats are not be available; I’ll keep you updated on their availability.

So what sets our machines apart from the rest? Here are some of our favorite features:

  • Durable machines with high-quality results. The solid steel construction frame and rubber feet that securely grip the work surface produce crisp, clean, precise cutting and beautifully detailed embossing.
  • Easy to use. The machines and tools are designed for an intuitive die-cutting and embossing experience. For example, all plates are labeled with a number and are color coded for easy reference and use when building your sandwich. And just like the name suggests, our Magnetic Cutting Plates have fully-magnetic surfaces to make it easy to securely position your dies and keep them in place.
  • Simple to store. The platforms on both machines fold for space-saving storage and they look pretty too–the sleek, clean design suits any crafting space.
  • Portable. You can use both machines at home or on the go with their folding platforms and ergonomic carrying handles.


Stampin’ Up! Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion – Sept 1-30!

Have you thought about joining our Stampin’ Up! team?

Now is an awesome time to join.

The Get & Go Starter Kit promotion gives those who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator additional products to help get started right away!  In addition to the already great valued Starter Kit, you will receive precut paper, stamps, and embellishments!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion Dates: September 1–30, 2020
    Joining Deadline:  September 30, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 1 September or after 30 September will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products), if you join between September 1 and 30, you will also receive enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!!
    • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes).
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

This is such a great deal!  For $99, you get to pick $125 merchandise of your choice for your Starter Kit plus you’ll get the Queen Annes’ Lace and So Much Love stamp sets, card kits to create 16 cards and a pack of Rhinestones for free!!

Drop me a note at if you have questions about joining, I’m happy to talk to you about it.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Here


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 2 1/5″ X 5 1/2″ (artwork mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Early Espresso Cardstock 1″ X 2 1/2″ (sentiment)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (artwork), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)


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