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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Hey Chick! More Coming to the Coop!

Hey Chick! Have you seen the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles? They crack me up! These are super-fun images and sentiments for your crafting projects. They are available for purchase beginning on February 2, 2021. Be sure to tune into my Tuesday Night Stampin' Club LIVE video at 6:00 pm on my Facebook Page @SimplySheStamps that day so see these cute chicks in action!                    Use the HOST Code: 3394DU2P to help me Craft for a Cause in February!

      • Craft at a virtual EVENT

When the Bouquet of Hope February Paper Pumpkin Kit was revealed, it was the perfect opportunity to offer this kit as a fundraising event for Bright Pink. I learned about Bright Pink through my fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha’s philanthropy as we partner to educate our communities about breast cancer prevention and early detection. 

I will be donating $5 to Bright Pink for every Bouquet of Hope kit purchased!

Please consider Crafting for a Cause with me.  For more details click here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Paper Blooms Slide and Lock Fun Fold

I love the Sale-a-Bration Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper!  And when you pair it with the coordinating Pierced Blooms Dies you get a beautiful stitched effect!  

This Fun Fold card is called a Slide and Lock Gate Fold card.  It's actually pretty simple to create!  I have some how-to tips and photos below, but you can see me making the Slide and Lock Fun Fold during my Tuesday Night Stampin' Club Facebook Live from earlier this week on my @SimplySheStamps page.

Slide and Lock Gate Fold instructions:

To create the "locking" mechanism, you'll need four 2-1/2" squares in Basic White cardstock.  Take two of them and score in half at 1-1/4" and fold.  Now you'll make a sandwich.  Lay a square down.  Adhere one side of a folded square, with the fold in the center of the "sandwich" and the long edge flush with the edge of the first square.  Take the other folded square, add adhesive to one side, and adhere to the bottom square making sure that the fold is flush with the other fold in the center.

Now adhere the last square...the top of your sandwich... to both of the flaps...just like you did with the first square you laid down.  Decorate the front of the square.  I used a 2-1/2" square piece of the Paper Blooms DSP and added some flowers.  
To make the Gate Fold: cut your cardstock to 4-1/4" x 11" and score at 2-3/4" from each short side.  Fold those towards the center to create your card base.  Adhere Paper Blooms DSP panels (4" x 2-1/2") to each side of the front of the card.  SLIDE the LOCKING mechanism (a.k.a. the sandwich) down the center of the card so that the edges of the card base are between the top and bottom layers of the sandwich.  

If you need to see these steps in my Facebook LIVE replay.

Being a seamstress and avid crafter, I do adore the stitched effect of the Pierced Blooms Dies!  Can you see the difference between the two cards above?  The top one has fussy-cut flowers and the other used the Pierced Blooms Dies.

Here are the other cards I featured during Tuesday Night Stampin' Club using the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper and the In Bloom Bundle, which includes the In Bloom stamp set and Pierced Blooms Dies.  

If you purchase the In Bloom Bundle, you're so close to receiving the DSP for FREE as a Sale-a-Bration reward!  See below for more information about Sale-a-Bration and all the supplies used to create these cards.  

                                                                            I used more of the Paper Blooms paper to die-cut the bloom and leaves.  It uses the sheet that has watercolored circles made specifically to die-cut Pierced Blooms...and more!  I am so very happy that the dies include a beautiful label for greetings.  This card to the left includes Denim Ribbon, Seaside Spray cardstock, and our new Basic White cardstock.  This one was inspired by a project designed by one of Stampin' Up!'s concept artists.  

This card to the right is cased from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  The blooms are die-cut from Shimmery White cardstock, but my photo doesn't do the shimmer looks a bit pearl-like in person.  The addition of some Whale of a Time sequins adds some more sparkle.  And yes, the cute paper bow is a die that is included in the Pierced Blooms Dies.

All of the supplies used in the projects above are listed below and they can be purchased in my online store.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Bright Pink Bouquet of Hope Fundraiser

We lost my sister Lucy to breast cancer last February.  She was a talented artist and very crafty.  We loved to craft together and share crafting ideas. When the Bouquet of Hope February Paper Pumpkin Kit was revealed, it was the perfect opportunity to offer this kit as a fundraising event for Bright Pink. I learned about Bright Pink through my fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha’s philanthropy efforts as we partner to educate our communities about breast cancer prevention and early detection. 

The kit’s exclusive Bouquet of Hope Stamp Set features supportive sentiments centered around comfort, care, hope, and love. Such a versatile stamp set can be used throughout the year. We all know someone who could use a heartfelt, handmade card that gives strength during a difficult time. 

The Bouquet of Hope kit provides supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. It’s an all-inclusive kit that includes: patterned card bases, die-cut floral elements, ribbon, embellishments, a stamp set, an ink spot, adhesives, a clear acrylic block, and envelopes that all arrive directly to your mailbox in a cute box. No additional supplies are needed.  You’ll also get a Zoom link to create the kit along with me and others during a Zoom Make and Take Party on March 5th. If you can’t make the Zoom party, there are directions included and a YouTube assembly video will be provided.

Craft for a Cause - Instructions on how to get your Bouquet of Hope Kit

The easiest option to Sign up for the Bouquet of Hope kit for $22 (shipping included) is by clicking on this link.  Subscribe by February 10th, although supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription sign up right after you read through this post!  FYI...this method has you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and it is easy to cancel the month to month subscription after you receive your February kit featured in the fundraiser.

I will be donating $5 to Bright Pink for every Bouquet of Hope kit purchased!

Another option is to subscribe to a monthly kit for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months, please click the appropriate link below. After your purchase, you will be emailed directions to activate your subscription. Please look for this email and finish the sign up process right after your purchase so you get this kit! 

·        1-month subscription (additional $6.95 in shipping applies)

·        3- month subscription (earn 1 free Sale-a-Bration item, item selection at online store)

·        6- month subscription (earn 2 free Sale-a-Bration items, item selection at online store)

·        12- month subscription (The Best Deal… buy 11 months get the 12th one free, plus earn $22 in Stampin’ Rewards and 4 Sale-a-Bration free items too!)

And there is a coordinating product that you can earn for FREE with a purchase of $50 during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion… Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (item 155223).  The Sale-A-Bration promotion will run until 28 February. To learn more about Sale-A-Bration, click here!

Please make sure you are shopping with me by verifying my name is in the upper left corner of the online store. If the system asks you to select a different demonstrator, 
please decline at this time so your purchase benefits this fundraiser. 
If you have any questions about the ordering process, please contact me.

A portion of ALL sales will be donated to Bright Pink that use host code 3394DU2P

If you opt to purchase a 12 month subscription, don’t use a host code so you can redeem all the host rewards. Please click the CONTACT button in this case and let me know you'd like a portion of your purchase donated to Bright Pink. Thanks!

It will be fun to meet some new people and papercraft while we are chatting. So let’s meet through Zoom on Friday, March 5th, 6:30-7:30 pm. I’ll email you the Zoom link closer to the date.  Click here for more information about 

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate your consideration to Craft for a Cause with me!

You may visit my fundraising page directly through this link:


Sunday, January 24, 2021

Virtual Valentine Stamp Camp

What happens when Stamp Camp needs to go virtual?  Use those die-cut and punched images!  I grabbed the Wreath Builder dies to create this beautiful valentine wreath.  There is a coordinating stamp set, Arrange a Wreath, and even a bundle available with a 10% discount.  This bundle was one of my first purchases back in June when the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog came out.  I love how you can use it throughout the year!

Sticking with the Love You Always featured color combo of Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, and Sahara Sand, I added some Pear Pizzazz.  The card base is Sahara Sand (my favorite neutral) with a Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper layer and a wreath die-cut in the Love You Always Foil.
The Pear Pizzazz wreath is popped up with Mini Dimensionals...alternating on inside/outside wreath leaves.  And pearls are always a good idea!

We also made a cute 3x3 candy box which was "cased" from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog using some Love You Always suite products: True Love Designer Series Paper, Always Dies, and Blushing Bride 3/8" Metallic Ribbon.  The adorable Heart Charm is tied on with Blushing Bride twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack.   You may notice just a hint of color that we added to the DSP with our new Blending Brushes and Blushing Bride Classic Ink.  Adhesive sheets work great when you add it to your cardstock BEFORE you die cut the word LOVE.

Of course, we needed a coordinating card for our Valentine!  Luckily I had the perfect one that was shared with us Demonstrators by Linda Cullen during our Stampin' Up! OnStage@Home event in November.  Her projects showcasing the Love You Always suite were so inspiring!

I did make extra valentines to send to Midwest Veterans Closet for their 7th Annual Valentines 4 Vets initiative.  Please consider making some extra valentines this year as well to share the love and express gratitude to those that serve/served our country.  You can click on the links above to find our more information.

Follow me on my Facebook Page to be notified when I post my Tuesday Night Stampin' Club Live videos and more.  If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would LOVE to be yours. Would you like to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my team, The INK Crowd! Click here for details.

All the supplies used to create these projects can be ordered through my online store here. To receive a special thank-you, please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the Host Rewards.

Thanks for stopping by!  Julia Mazur @ SimplySheStamps

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