Peaceful Cabin

Happy Friday! Continuing the theme this week of featuring projects made using one of the qualifying bundles you can earn for free if you sign up to be a Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. Peaceful Cabin bundle is $54, and one of the more expensive ones in the Mini…and could be yours free on TOP of the $61 in free product in your join kit (plus the $22 in free shipping)…so many freebies! Contact me if you want to learn more about that or visit this link to learn more.

The Peaceful Cabin bundle is part of the Peaceful Place Suite Collection. This suite is simply stunning. The bundle itself is so versatile. While the intent is to use for holiday cards, it can be used year-round for various occasions, including birthday (masculine birthdays too), thank you, thinking of you, and encouragement. that it can be used for all year-round occasions including Christmas. The stamp set has 11 cling stamps, 6 images and 5 sentiments–both inside and outside sentiments, which is nice to have in your collection.


The die set is amazing with 13 (!) dies – some that cut an image out out completely, and others that perforate for a “peek-a-boo” look. These dies are fabulous for layering and I especially love the unique cut of the silhouette of the trees and cabin, rather than simply cutting them out.


The card made below doesn’t use any stamps except the greeting and this is a super simple card – using the dies to do all the work! Also used is the Be Dazzling 6” X 6” Specialty paper, a Sale-A-Bration freebie if you spend $50. I love how this paper makes the night sky!

Card design from fellow demonstrator, Nancy Sutton


  • Peaceful Cabin Bundle
  • Timber 3D embossing folder
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Early Espresso
  • Be Dazzling 6 x 6 Specialty Paper (SAB offering)


  • Cut Very Vanilla CS 6” X 4.25”
  • Cut Be Dazzling Specialty Paper 5.25” X 4”. Using this specialty paper gives the effect of a sparkly night sky.
  • Emboss the Basic Black piece with Timber 3D Embossing Folder
  • Die cut the solid cabin out of Early Expresso
  • Die cut the detailed cabin image out of Basic Black
  • Die cut one tall pine, two med pines and three short pines and one solid tree image out of Basic Black
  • Assemble as per the sample card.

Join Special – Bundles!

This week’s Blog Posts will be centered around Sale-A-Bration, freebies from the SAB catalog, and highlighting some of the bundles that would be FREE if you signed up to join Stampin’ Up! before September 30 (truly, the best deal going right now in the stamping world! Visit this post for more info.)

The first bundle I want to highlight is the Penguin Place bundle. Usually these kind of stamps/punches don’t appeal to me, but I have been seeing the CUTEST projects with this little guy and with the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (free SAB item). I decided it would be fun to add to my collection and I was even able to purchase it with some extra income I had from being a Demonstrator–bonus!

Now, this is not at all the most expensive bundle on the “Free Bundle” list if you sign-up, but if you were planning on buying the others anyway and you weren’t sure you wanted to spend your own $ on it, it might be a fun this stamp set and punch for “free.”

Okay, okay, enough talking…here’s the sample:

So cute! But wait, there’s more! Here’s the inside: an “explosion” to add another element of fun to this adorable card.

Quick tutorial on how to make it:

  • Cut a square of DSP 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 (small pattern, multi-direction works best)
  • With the pattern you want facing up, fold square in half, turn and fold in half the other direction, then fold corner to corner on one diagonal. On that same fold, fold in the opposite direction so that you crease that diagonal fold the other way.
  • You will be left with two squares that have no fold lines. Position the square on your work surface where those “blank” squares are in the top and bottom position.
  • Push the triangles on the left and right inward while you close the top square to the bottom square:
  • Add Tear and Tape to the top and the bottom squares. Position on the inside of your card with the top corner of your square coming down about 1/8″ from the fold (you don’t want it directly on the fold):
  • Open the card while holding down the square, remove the adhesive strips and smoosh the card closed. Flip card over and repeat from the back of the card, so that your “explosion square” is adhered to the inside top and bottom.

Have fun with this fun fold–and with the Penguin Place bundle…it’s hard to not smile when you see it.

Happy stamping! Kelly

One More Harvest?

Happy Labor Day weekend y’all! Before I turn the page on a new week (since I have an extra day this weekend) I wanted to share one more project using the Harvest Meadow Suite Collection. With this post I’m also starting a new series: Case the Catalog Sunday.

Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs are chock full of beautiful projects and I often start right with the catalog for inspiration. CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything or I’ve also heard Copy And Slightly Edit (because if you didn’t change it a little bit it would just be “copy” right?) Anyway, I cased the card on page 54 of the new catalog:

It isn’t really the same…but I loved the idea of the using the Diamond Weave Ribbon on a slant. I also like that you can use refills to dye that ribbon any color you wish. I was short on time, so rather than using refills and “dyeing” the ribbon, I used Misty Moonlight Blends to color the ribbon. I also used two pieces of DSP scraps rather than a full quarter sheet.

The cone flower was die cut in Basic White and I used blends to color it. And, of course, there is more of the Cork 12 x 12 Specialty paper! Love it…

Get creative this weekend and happy Stamping! Kelly

More Harvest Meadow – Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed my blog hop last weekend. The group of Demonstrators I “hopped” with the past three months are so talented. If you haven’t already, please click through the whole Hop so you can see all the amazing projects.

You saw that my card in the Hop featured the Harvest Meadow suite, highlighting the Cork paper. This suite is so pretty, and the cork paper makes for a really special card.

Here’s another project using this beautiful set.



  • Nature’s Harvest Bundle
  • Card Stock and DSP: Crumb Cake, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Basic White, Harvest Meadow 12 x 12 DSP, Cork 12 x 12 Specialty Paper
  • Inks: Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Pad, Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill, Just Jade Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • Other Dies, Embellishments, and Tools: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots, Water Painters, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots


  • Crumb Cake Base: 4 ¼” x 11”, score at 5 ½”
  • Harvest Meadow DSP: 3 strips measuring 1 ¼” x 5 ¼” each
  • Cork Specialty Paper: 3” x 4”
  • Scrap of Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Basic White


  1. Prep your watercolored pieces: Using your water painters (I used the broadest tip) wet your Fluid 100 Watercolor paper with water, only getting about 2 ½” x 5” wet. Dip your water painter into Cajun Craze ink refill and go back over the 2 ½” x 5” section of the watercolor paper to make a watercolored Cajun Craze rectangle. Clean your water painter and repeat that process using Just Jade ink refill. Set aside to dry. Once dry, cut out the wildflower silhouettes using the Harvest Dies. See photo—note: I took two pieces of watercolor paper and made a bunch of wildflowers in different colors. The Bumblebee Cone Flower negative you see in the photo was used for another card (but wanted you to see what I did). You’ll want a total of two wildflowers cut out of the watercolored paper
  1. Cut your other die pieces out:
    1. Twig – Early Espresso
    2. Larger label – Misty Moonlight
    3. Inside label – Basic White
  2. Stamp Thank You on inside white label
  3. Assemble your card:
    1. Fold card in half and burnish with bone folder.
    2. Add three strips of DSP
    3. Adhere Cork layer
    4. Adhere Early Espresso Stick and one of your wildflowers with adhesive – I used Tombow multipurpose glue
    5. Adhere the 2nd wildflower (in this sample it’s the Cajun Craze piece) with Mini Glue Dots
  4. Adhere the inside Basic White layer onto the Misty Moonlight Layer and adhere to your card front using dimensionals.
  5. Add Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Silver Blog Hop With Mini Catalog

Hello, welcome to the Journey to Silver Elite Blog Hop – month #3! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators with a common goal to support each other as we build our businesses. This month our theme is “New Holiday Mini / Sale-A-Bration.” If you’re following the blog hop, you arrived here from Amanda Howard’s blog — aren’t her projects amazing? Enjoy my post, and click the arrow at the bottom of the post to keep “hopping” along to Nedine DuPree’s Blog (and the full line-up of all the projects can be found at the bottom of this post as well). –

My projects feature the Harvest Meadow Suite of products in the July-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog. This suite collection features the Nature Harvest Bundle (Nature’s Harvest stamp set + Harvest Dies):


The suite also features a 3D Embossing Folder called Timeworn Type, beautiful 12 x 12 DSP called Harvest Meadow, Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Baked Dots that come in 3 metallic colors: bronze, copper, and gold, 3/8″ Diamond Weave ribbon, and the star of the suite, 12 x 12 Cork Specialty Paper. Holy! This Cork paper is so so cool!

CORK 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY PAPER

I made two cards using this beautiful suite of products:

I made a Cork frame using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and used the cutout to make a 2nd card using the same products. The Bumblebee die in the background is made by die cutting the DSP. Colors used: Misty Moonlight, Cajun Craze, Just Jade. I finished off both using the weave ribbon and the metallic dots.

You’ll love these products! I hope you are inspired by my projects and those of my fellow Demonstrators. At the end of this post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from blog to blog, or you can click the arrow below to move to the Nedine’s blog.

Be sure to check my blog the rest of this week too — I’ll be posting a few more projects using this beautiful suite throughout the week.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Journey to Silver Elite Blog Hop Line-Up

Blog Hop CreatorTheir Fabulous Blog Entry
Eva DietzEva’s Blog
Amanda HowardAmanda’s Blog
Kelly TarantoKelly’s Blog You are Here!
Nedine DuPreeNedine’s Blog Next up!
Tracy ByersTracy’s Blog
Nancy ReynoldsNancy’s Blog
Sue KremerSue’s Blog
Julia QuinnJulia’s Blog
Tricia ButtsTricia’s Blog
Xenia StanfordXenia’s Blog
Terry MontgomeryTerry’s Blog
Janice PiechowiakJanice’s Blog

More Sweets

Before the week is out, I wanted to post one more entry about the Sweets & Treats stamp set. I am not done playing with this adorable set, and while I didn’t use the Cloche dies in these samples, it still goes with Cloche week!

For these samples, I used a similar layout and the Penguin Playmates 12 x 12 DSP that is free with a $50 order through Sale-A-Bration. This paper is adorable.


You might be wondering where the penguins are in my samples? Well, the best part of this paper, in my humble opinion is the B side. It’s all fun and playful patterns and I love the color combination: Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Soft Sea Foam.

Here’s a closer look at each of my cards:

Other Products Used:

  • Cardstock: Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Crumb Cake, Fresh Freesia, Night of Navy, Real Red, Basic White
  • Inks: Momento Black, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Fresh Freesia and coordinating blends
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies and Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Linen Thread

Be sure to check out my blog tomorrow–a Blog Hop I’m participating in goes live at 9am and it will launch a week of samples using the Harvest Meadow Suite!

Sweet Cloche!

In my last post I teased there was another stamp set that coordinates with the Classic Cloche products. Here it is! Sweet & Treats is an adorable whimsy set that coordinates with the Cloche Dies.


This stamp set has 12 stamps: 7 line-art images that are perfect for coloring, especially using your Blends, and 5 adorable greetings in a whimsy casual font. I love “Bring on Christmas” and also love the pie stamp and the greeting about being thankful–perfect for Thanksgiving! While some of the images (the candy apple and Christmas cake) are seasonal, you can definitely use this set all year. The cupcake is so sweet, as is the whimsy heart.

Here’s a card I made with this set and Cloche dies — and of course, it’s perfectly paired with the Be Dazzling Sale-A-Bration paper!

Other products used:

Cloche Shaker!

This week’s blog posts will feature the Cloche products from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. This line of products might get overlooked because there are so many beautiful things in the Mini (plus it’s Sale-A-Bration!), but anytime Stampin’ Up! offers a stamp set (or two–see Thursday’s post for more on that), plus coordinating dies, PLUS, an item like a shaker dome that fits in the shape of the main image…well, sign me up.

Cloche Shaker Domes

The Cloche shaker domes put the final touch on your project. They are $7.50 for a pack of 10. Fill them with images from the stamp set, or really anything? Flowers,  trees, panoramas, and more– your imagination is the only limit.

Here’s a card I made using the Classic Cloche bundle (stamps and dies), Misty Moonlight cardstock and Misty Moonlight patterned paper from the Whimsy & Wonder 12 x 12 Specialty DSP. The back of my Cloche snowy scene uses Garden Green snow pattern, also from Whimsy & Wonder.

Other Products used:

Happy stamping! Kelly

Classic Cloche

Cloche: /klōSH/ noun

  1. a bell- or dome-shaped cover:
    • a glass or plastic cover used to protect small outdoor plants from frost.
    • Also: a similar cover used indoors to display or protect ornamental objects
  2. a woman’s close-fitting hat usually with deep rounded crown and narrow brim

Yes, I had to look this up…mainly to learn how to pronounce it. The definition was obvious, but I didn’t know it was also a hat. How fun! Putting the dictionary aside, let’s take a couple of days to look at this group of products.

The Classic Cloche stamp set is a set of 13 with two- (or three-) step stamping to fill in a winter scene or wintery bird scene. There are three sentiments that are beautifully designed. And of course, a glass dome stamp, bottom, knob, and snow. Love it!


Pair this stamp set with the Cloche dies and it takes it to a new level. The dies are a set of 12, but cut out a total of 22 images: a bell-shaped cover, some pieces to create a snowy scene (including one that outlines the house stamp), two birds to cut out the birds from the stamp, and tree limbs and Christmas trees.


Here’s a card I made with this bundle. LOVE!

Product Used in Samples:

  • Classic Cloche stamp set, Cloche Dies
  • Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Basic White, and coordinating inks, and Garden Green Ink
  • Peaceful Prints 12 x 12 (from Sale-A-Bration offering)
  • Linen Thread

More ideas and coordinating products coming tomorrow!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Happy New Mini!

Happy Launch Day y’all! Today is launches the new July-December Mini Catalog offered by Stampin’ Up! For the past few days I’ve been showing sneak peaks of products from the new Sale-A-Bration catalog that is also being offered, and for the next couple of days I’ll be sharing some cards featuring new products from the new J-D Mini Catalog, otherwise known as the Holiday Mini.

First up – pumpkins! This gorgeous bundle is called Pretty Pumpkins and includes a stamp set and set of 10 dies. The dies are what sold me–especially the tall lacey one. So pretty!

Other products used:

  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, and Basic White Cardstock; Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper.
  • Ink: Cajun Craze
  • Other: 3/8″ Fine Art Gold Ribbon

Such a simple card, but oh, so pretty!!

If you don’t have a catalog, contact me and I’ll pop one in the mail to you. Happy to pop one in the mail. In the meantime, you can start viewing both immediately on my online store: 

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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