Whether you are giving a little something gift or a really special gift, I have easy gift wrapping solutions for you.  The Decorative Window Box and the Extra Large Gift Box are great bases for gifts and easy to decorate. Check out the Decorative Window Box I decorated at Christmas with a bow made with the Gift Bow Die

Gift Bow Bigz Die

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Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Make a flower from the Filter Paper to decorate your boxes. The Natural Filter Paper is on sale this week. The flower pictured below is made with the white paper, but you could make the same flower with the Natural Filter Paper. 

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Check out the new Bonus Sale-A-Bration products available. Click here.

Don’t forget about the great Sale-A-Bration products you can earn FREE right now. It is a great day to purchase your paper crafting products when you get Free products for each $50 purchased. You can do that at www.ShopWithMyStampLady.com. Click on the image of the catalog below to see the Sale-A-Bration products.

2015 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration

Don’t miss any of the great new sets from the Occasions catalog. You can even get a kit to make the beautiful flowers on the front. Click here to go to where you can request a catalog.

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How do you use the new Sale-A-Bration choice printed vellum? Check out this card made with the A Happy Thing stamp set, another sale-A-Bration choice, and a fun envelope made from the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum and the Mini-Treat Bag die.

handmade Card Sale-A-Bration Vellum Stack A Happy Thing

Sheer Perfection Printed Vellum

This printed vellum stack comes with 2 6″X6″ sheets of each design. See all the designs pictured below. The 6″X6″ is the perfect size for the Mini-Treat Bag die. Use the vellum just like it is without adding and stamping or coloring and it is perfect!

handmade Card Sale-A-Bration Vellum Stack A Happy Thing

A 3 1/2″ X 5″ Cute Card

This card is such a fun size! It measures 3 1/2″ X 5″ and fits perfectly in the Mini-Treat Bag. I added just a little accent to the bag with a butterfly punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and a little bow from the Mini-Treat Die set.

handmade Card Sale-A-Bration Vellum Stack A Happy Thing

I can’t wait to work with some of the other patterns included in this vellum stack and will be sharing over the next few days. You can get your own Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack(#138639) when you make a purchase of $50 of Stampin’ Up! product.

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack

Here are all the Special Bonus Sale-A-Bration Products only available from March 1st through March 31st. Click on the picture below.

2015 Bonus Sale-A-Bration products Stampin' Up! Free special SAB

You can find all of the supplies used here in my Online Store or click on the picture of the product below.

Don’t Miss the biggest Stampin’ Up! Sale of the year! Sale-A-Bration. Click on the image below to download your copy of the catalog.

Don't miss the biggest Stampin' Up! Sale of the Year Sale-a-Bration

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So you think you have seen all the FREE 2015 Sale-A-Bration Products? Think again! Just for the month of March Stampin’ Up! has released 4 more new bonus Sale-a-Bration choices. This is the first time in the 16+ years I have been a demonstrator they have ever released additional products. Check out samples made with some of the new stamps and accessories below.

2015 Sale-A-Bration Free Stamps Stampin' Up!

“Thanks” With The Bokeh Technique

Here you can see the word “Thanks” from the For Being You new bonus Sale-A-Bration Stamp set stamped on a window. The word is floating over a panel inked with the Bokeh technique. This is the first time doing this popular technique for me so I took a few pictures to show the steps below.

2015 Sale-A-Bration Free stampin' Up! Stamps Bokeh technique

Transparency stencil with 4 circles

First I took a piece of thin window sheet or transparency and used the 4 smallest dies from the Circles Collection Framelits and cut out four holes. Leave enough space between the die cut circles so you can sponge ink without going over 2 holes. You cannot see the transparency sheet, but it is between the dies and acrylic plate. You could also use various sized punches.

2015 Sale-A-Bration Free stampin' Up! Stamps Bokeh technique

First I sponged a piece of paper with Pool Party ink and let it dry. With the circle stencil I made, I sponged Whisper White Craft ink on to the Pool Party piece. I made sure some of the various sized circles where overlapping. Let dry.

2015 Sale-A-Bration Free stampin' Up! Stamps Bokeh technique

2015 Sale-A-Bration Free stampin' Up! Stamps Bokeh technique

The word “Thanks” is stamped on to a piece of Window Sheet with Black Stazon ink. I cut the front of the card base to 3 1/2″ and then affixed my stamped window sheet to the inside of the card front. I used another small piece of Whisper White card stock to cover from the bottom of the window sheet to the bottom of the card.

When the card is closed you can see the Pool Party Bokeh piece peeking through the window under the stamped word. The bottom picture shows the inside bottom of the card.

Here are all the Special Bonus Sale-A-Bration Products only available from March 1st through March 31st. Click on the picture below.

2015 Bonus Sale-A-Bration products Stampin' Up! Free special SAB

You can find all of the supplies used here in my Online Store or click on the picture of the product below.

Don’t Miss the biggest Stampin’ Up! Sale of the year! Sale-A-Bration. Click on the image below to download your copy of the catalog.

Don't miss the biggest Stampin' Up! Sale of the Year Sale-a-Bration

Click on the Occasions catalog below to download your PDF copy of the catalog.

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I love stamping products (Stampin’ Up! in particular) and I became a demonstrator so that I could purchase my products at a discount. I am very thankful that my business now does more than support my hobby and in fact I usually can purchase most of the products I want, but didn’t choose to purchase the Bow Builder Punch at first. As I started seeing the options with this punch I knew I had to give it a try.

Handmade Tag With Celebrate Today and The Bow Punch

I am surprised how much I like the Bow Builder Punch

I don’t know why this punch did not catch my attention at first because it was very popular right from the start with others, but now that it has been in my hands I love it! It is so easy to use it and such a cute addition to tags, cards, and projects.

Handmade Tag With Celebrate Today and The Bow Punch

Using Patterned Paper With The Bow Builder Punch

It is really easy to use either Designer Series Paper (patterned paper) or card stock with the Bow Builder Punch, but in these tags I used the Birthday Bash paper with the birthday tag and the Lullaby paper for the baby tag. .

Handmade Tag With Celebrate Today and The Bow Punch

To make the bow you punch the paper twice so you have to sets of the pieces. There are directions included, but it is very easy to form the two loops with the larger pieces and then assemble with the tails. The little rectangle is wrapped around the center. I see a video coming on!

All of the supplies I used in this card are listed below and you can click on anyone to find it in my Online Store. You can find all of the supplies used here in my Online Store.

Don’t Miss the biggest Stampin’ Up! Sale of the year! Sale-A-Bration. Click on the image below to download your copy of the catalog.

Don't miss the biggest Stampin' Up! Sale of the Year Sale-a-Bration

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This week you can save on 3 different twines and 2 ribbons. I love adding baker’s twine to my cards and projects when I need just a little something more. You can also make the fun pom poms that are so popular right now with the twines.  See all the items here by clicking here.

Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, Baker's Twine, ribbon Sale

Don’t forget about the great Sale-A-Bration products you can earn FREE right now. It is a great day to purchase your paper crafting products when you get Free products for each $50 purchased. You can do that at www.ShopWithMyStampLady.com. Click on the image of the catalog below to see the Sale-A-Bration products.

2015 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration

Don’t miss any of the great new sets from the Occasions catalog. You can even get a kit to make the beautiful flowers on the front. Click here to go to where you can request a catalog.

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When creating this chalkboard paper tag with the Big Day stamp #139112 (Sale-A-Bration catalog) set I made 2 mistakes you never have to make. Use the following tips so you will never have to waste your Chalkboard Paper.

My Stamp Lady Sale-A-Bration Big Day Handmade Birthday card

Tip to do with the Chalkboard Paper

You will want to use either the White Craft ink or the Chalk ink with your Chalkboard paper and both take longer to dry so do not touch your paper too soon. I used the White Craft ink when making the tag below and you can see what happened when I picked it up too soon. You will need to give it a lot of time to air dry or you can use the heat tool to speed up the drying time. After I smudged this first one, I used the heat tool to dry my second tag.

My Stamp Lady Sale-A-Bration Big Day Handmade Birthday card

Stamping Tip For The Tag Topper Punches

This tip is actually a Tag Topper Punch tip, but it will still save you paper. Punch the top of your 2″ strip of paper before you stamp. I have stamped my 2″ strip several times and figured I left enough room at the top for the punch, but instead I have punched the top of my image like I did below.

My Stamp Lady Sale-A-Bration Big Day Handmade Birthday card

After 2 tries I did get my tag right and made this fun birthday card for my son to give to his friend. The star balloon and the striped background are done with the Irresistibly Yours paper #138635 from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

My Stamp Lady Sale-A-Bration Big Day Handmade Birthday card

My Stamp Lady Sale-A-Bration Big Day Handmade Birthday card

All of the supplies I used in this card are listed below and you can click on anyone to find it in my Online Store. You can find all of the supplies used here in my Online Store.

Don’t Miss the biggest Stampin’ Up! Sale of the year! Sale-A-Bration. Click on the image below to download your copy of the catalog.

Don't miss the biggest Stampin' Up! Sale of the Year Sale-a-Bration

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What do you do when you need to just add a little something to your handmade card?  Use your patterned paper scraps for handmade cards. Every paper crafter will end of with narrow pieces of patterned paper and if you are like most crafters, you hate to throw them away. I had some narrow (1/2″ to 3/4″ wide) scraps left in my Best Year Ever (Sale-A-Bration Product) paper file and thought they would go perfectly with the new Lovely Amazing You stamp set.

Use Your Patterned Paper scraps for handmade cards

Stamping Tip: Pull your colors from your patterned paper.  One of the reasons I like Stampin’ Up! products is because they are all color coordinated. So I was able to pull the ink colors Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, and Crushed Curry from the strips of Best Year Ever paper I was using to make this handmade card. You can create such nice cards when your ink and paper tie together.

Use Your Patterned Paper Scraps For Handmade Card

Don’t miss the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Lovely Amazing You just released from Stampin’ Up!. This set has so many possibilities.

Lovely Amazing You Stamp set

All of the supplies I used in this card are listed below and you can click on anyone to find it in my Online Store. You can find all of the supplies used here in my Online Store.

Don’t Miss the biggest Stampin’ Up! Sale of the year! Sale-A-Bration. Click on the image below to download your copy of the catalog.

Don't miss the biggest Stampin' Up! Sale of the Year Sale-a-Bration

Click on the Occasions catalog below to download your PDF copy of the catalog.

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