Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Introducing the Wisteria Wishes Stamp Set

 Have you ever grown Wisteria? I haven't, but I have always admired those that can. So when Stampin' Up! placed the Wisteria Wishes stamp set in the new Annual Catalog, I had to get it. That way I can "grow' some beautiful Wisteria cards instead! You can "grow" some too!

Cutting and Assembly Directions:
1. Basic White cardbase 5.5" x 8.5" scored at 4.25"
2. 4" x 5.25" Gorgeous Grape cardstock embossed with the Pretty Flowers folder. Adhere to cardbase.
3. Die Cut Basic White cardstock 3.5" x 4.25" with Scalloped Contour Die as shown. 
4. With Pear Pizzazz ink stamp branch.
4. With Highland Heather ink stamp triple flower stamp.
5. With Gorgeous Grape ink stamp triple flower stamp over just a smidge.
6. With Memento ink stamp greeting.
7. With Dimensionals raise Scalloped stamped layer on Gorgeous Grape layer.
8. Add gold bow and butterfly
9. Decorate envelope flap with 2-3/8" x 6" piece of matching Designer Series Paper.

One thing I learned is you have to pay attention to stamp the leaf branch so the wisteria stems hang vertically. Stamp  the triple floral image first in Highland Heather, then again moved just a bit to the right in Gorgeous Grape ink.

Products Used to Create this Card:

159434 Wisteria Wishes $18.00 

159276 Basic White Cardstock $10.25

146987 Gorgeous Grape Cardstock $9.25

155428 Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder $7.50

155560 Scalloped Contour Dies $35.00

132708 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink $6

147099 Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin’ Pad $8.00

147103 Highland Heather Classic Stampin’ Pad $8.00

147104 Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad $8.00

158136 Brushed Brass Butterflies $10

Retired – Fine Gold Cording

159236 Basic White Medium Envelopes $7.50

Envelope Flap paper is retired


104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $4.25

144108 Mini Dimensionals $4.25

152803 Stampin’ Seal Adhesive $8.00

152814 Stampin’ Seal Refill $5.50

103683 Glue Dots $5.25


152392 Paper Trimmer $25.00

152391 Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00

103579 Paper Snips $11.00

149653 Cut & Emboss Machine $125.00

150673 Mini Cut & Emboss Machine $63.00

144107 Take Your Pick Tool $10.00

147042 Simply Shammy $8.50

Clear Stamp Blocks various sizes on page 149 of Annual Catalog

Please contact me anytime if you have an questions 

With love and gratitude,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post, you've made my day!

Monday, May 23, 2022

Father's Day Card Using He's the Man Suite

At stamp class this past weekend we made this manly card.  I'm still crushing on the He's the Man Suite with this latest creation. Super easy to make with very few pieces, the result is simple yet striking! Your guy would love this for Father's Day or his Birthday, I bet. 

If you would like to revisit a similar blog post about these products, click the link below:

Current Products List available at my Online Store (see link below):

121043 Sahara Sand Cardstock $10.25

159068 He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper $15.00

119684 Cajun Craze Cardstock $10.25

159276 Basic White Cardstock $10.25

159071 He’s All That Cling Stamp Set $22.00

147085 Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad $8.00

 159078 All That Dies $28.00

159082 Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots $8.00

159236 Basic White Medium Envelopes $7.50


104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $4.25

144108 Mini Dimensionals $4.25

152803 Stampin’ Seal Adhesive $8.00

152814 Stampin’ Seal Refill $5.50

103683 Glue Dots $5.25


152392 Paper Trimmer $25.00

152391 Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00

103579 Paper Snips $11.00

149653 Cut & Emboss Machine $125.00

150673 Mini Cut & Emboss Machine $63.00

144107 Take Your Pick Tool $10.00

147042 Simply Shammy $8.50

Clear Stamp Blocks various sizes on page 149 of Annual Catalog

Please contact me anytime if you have an questions 

With love and gratitude,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post, you've made my day!

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Very Sour Cherry Filled Sweet Favor Box

At every Stamp and Chat class, I  provide a little table favor for my customers. They love being surprised with what they find at the table. I usually forget to take a photo and post about it, but this month I remembered!  

I combined the new Sweetest Cherries Bundle with the "You're the Sweetest" sentiment from the retired Little Ladybug stamp set for a darling result.

Using 2" acetate cubes I had on hand (but can be purchased from Amazon), they were filled with Sour Cherry Candies I purchased at my local Safeway store. 

A  belly band strip 1-3/4" x 12" of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (retired) wrapped the box after it was filled. (It can be slipped off to eat the candies.) It was hand creased at each box edge and overlapped at the bottom and adhered with Stampin' Seal adhesive to itself, but not the acetate box.

Using the two stamp sets above, the Cherry Builder punch, Basic White cardstock, Real Red ink, Parakeet Party ink, and Memento Black ink, plus Amazon purchased Glitter Glue (the best glue ever with a fine tip applicator) these cherries went together pretty quickly. They were attached to the belly band with dimensionals.

Here's a few hints to share:
1) Stamped the greeting prior to gluing the two cherries together.
2) I used the whole cherry stamp twice, so when they were punched out, I'd have something to glue together. (Notice the stamp set above has a partial cherry, I didn't use that one.)
3) I ended up fussy cutting some of the cherry stems because it was hard for me to see the ink color inside the punch. I should have used brown ink for "normal" stems.
4) The stems were sandwiched between the two leaves to hide them.

Current Products List linked to my Online Store for purchase:

This favor idea can be adapted for a variety of party occasions. I encourage you to give it a try!

Please contact me anytime if you have an questions 

With love and gratitude,
Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post, you've made my day!

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Don't Miss Out on the InColor Starter Kit Offer

This InColor Starter Kit Promotion is INCREDIBLE. It will end on May 31st. The value you will receive is over the top! Let me answer some questions you may have about joining the Stampin' Up! family.

One of the most common questions I get asked is about the Stampin' Up! sales requirement. Maybe you were wondering too! So here's the deal without any fluff!

The minimum retail sales to stay active is $300 per quarter. So yeah, about a $100 per month for the budget if you'd like to join for the discount only. However, I recommend planning two orders of $150 each so you can earn an additional $15 worth of Stampin' Rewards for more FREE products with each order! Or if you'd rather save up and do a $300 order once per quarter, your Stampin' Rewards would be $30 in products free!

It's not hard to meet the minimum at all, especially if you know just 1-2 friends who would like to order regularly.

Some other cool stuff about the minimums:

Everything YOU personally buy (except catalogs or business supplies) counts towards that minimum. So you can be your own (and only!) customer if you want. I currently have two teammates, one is happily building her collection and and enjoying all the perks just ordering for herself. The other is holding classes with friends a couple times a month and has no problem meeting her minimums and enjoying all the perks.

You never have to place another order or recruit unless YOU want to. So you wouldn't stick out if you joined us just for the fun and discount.

And as for what happens if you don't sell or buy $300 in a quarter? You have a "grace" month to fix that and stay active. If after the month is out and you are still short, you drop as a demonstrator, but there's no penalties and you never have to return anything.

I know this is a lot of info, but there's one more tidbit you should know about Stampin' Up!s minimum sales requirements. The quarter in which you join us is free! So your first $300 doesn't have to be sold/bought until the end of the next quarter. 

Say you decide to join with this month's amazing InColor Starter Kit offer in the April-May-June quarter. You'd want to make sure your totals were at least $300 by the end of the July-August-September quarter. It's awesome to have a little more time to get your plans together and work on your shopping list. Not to mention you would get to see the July-Dec. Mini Catalog and second Sale-a-Bration offerings in June, a month early! 

I'm here to help you every step along the way! This $99 deal will give you over $200 worth of value!

Come join the fun right here!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

New Item - Masking Paper - Learn the Technique

This great video will show you about a new product Stampin' Up! has available in the new Annual Catalog and how to use it. 

I got some to try, if you'd like to too, shop here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Learn about Stand Alone Dies from Stampin' Up!

I don't know about you, but I love NEW products!. Stampin' Up! has come out with three new dies, that they are calling "stand alone" because they can be used in a variety of ways and with many of their stamp sets. Check out the 2 minute video below.


Here's some closer up photos and links to my online store to purchase them.

Can be cut with the Mini Cut and Emboss Machine.

What can your imagination create with these three new products? I see some fabulous possibilities ahead in my cardmaking.

Have a lovely day!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Fun Summer Sampler Project You Can Make

I love Home Decor pieces, especially Samplers. I enjoyed designing this Summer Sampler for my customers who are participating in our Year of Samplers classes.

It's a blast to be able to dive into my stamp/die/punch collection to find just the right pieces needed for this sampler. 

I thought about the following things that happen in the summer: blowing pinwheels in the wind, visits to Grandma's house, baseball games (youth or professional), licking dripping popsicles, outdoor barbecues, sunny weather for the most part, visiting the beach and celebrating 4th of July.  My list of ideas was actually longer, but these images had the best scale of size to work together in this piece.  

Do some of these squares resonate with you?

Here's three of the ladies who took the class - (L to R) - Mary Ann, Barbara and Beth. They kept saying "This is so cute!" as they were creating their samplers. They will be putting their sampler into a shadow box frame that has already held the Valentines and Spring samplers we have made together.

The "Craftermath" when the class was finished.  Lots of Stamps, Ink and Paper!

The Current & Retired Products used were:

Each Basic White cardstock block was 2-3/4" and the Summer one was 2-3/4" x 6-1/4".

Bermuda Bay cardstock was the main color throughout. Those blocks were 3" square and 3" x 6-1/2".

Provided a variety of 12" x 12" "Summery" Designer Series Paper sheets that the ladies could select from to mount their finished blocks on.

SUMMER block - Sophisticated Serifs stamp set, Waterfront stamp set, Balmy Blue ink put on with a blending brush, Bermuda Bay ink, Pool Party ink, Gray Granite ink, Crushed Curry ink, Soft Suede ink, Old Olive ink, Melon Mambo ink, Memento ink and April 2018 Paper Pumpkin stamps " Seagulls".

Patriotic block - Kite Delight stamp set, Star dies, Red- White-Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, Cloudy Day embossing folder, Real Red ink, Pacific Point ink, and non SU shiny star embellishment attached with glue dot.

Hello Sunshine block - Sharing Sunshine stamp set, June 2020 Paper Pumpkin stamps - "Hello", Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper, Cloud Punch, Daffodil Delight ink, Melon Mambo ink, and Glossy Dots embellishments.

Barbecue block - Apron of Love, Apron Builder Dies, Wrapped in Text embossing folder, Memento Ink, Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper, Black and Silver Foil, and Basic White cardstock. 

Popsicle block - Sweet Ice Cream stamp set (dots), April 2021 Paper Pumpkin stamp set (popsicle), Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper, Daffodil Delight ink, and Bronze Stampin' Blends pen.

Baseball block - hand ruled "Base" with Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, sponge dauber with Crumb Cake ink for base edges, Baked Brown Sugar ink for bat from May 2021 Paper Pumpkin stamp set, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, Very Vanilla cardstock, 1/2" Circle punch, Bermuda Bay cardstock and Hat Builder Die.

Going to Grandma's block - Grandma's House stamp set, Memento ink, Driving By stamp set, scrap of Basic White cardstock for car, Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends, Tahitian Tide Stampin' Blends, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, Real Red Stampin' Blends, SU500 Stampin' Blends, and Basic Black Stampin' Blends.

Pinwheels - 2" square of Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay Designer Series Papers (your choice of patterns), Glue Dots, Candy Dot on top, and non SU drinking straws in coordinating colors. Hint- I used a glue dot with each blade of the pinwheel to secure it.

Watermelon accents - April 21 Paper Pumpkin stamp set, Memento ink, Real Red Stampin' Blends, Just Jade Stampin' Blends, and mounted with dimensionals.

Other Tools Used - Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Cut and Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick tool, Stampin' Seal, dimensionals, glue dots, and liquid glue.

(Forgive me if I've forgotten anything on the list above. As you can see there was a lot to keep track of.)

If you want to make something similar for your home, you have the basic ingredients used listed above. Feel free to be creative and substitute other summer favorites of yours. If there is anything unclear please ask a question in the comment box below.

June 21 is Summer Solstice so be sure to hang up your Summer Sampler on that day!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

He's the Man Pop Up Front Step Card

Do you ever have one of those creative times where you think you might have come up with a new way to do something? I think I might have improved upon the Pop Up Front Step Card design by using a piece of Window Sheet to give the appearance of a "see-through" scene. 

I'm still creating with the He's the Man Suite and I just couldn't resist to have that VW Bus appear like it was on a road! What do you think? Did I succeed?


On the card base diagram below you will be placing two strips of Tear and Tape in the far right section to build your foldable base.  Refer to photo below.

Stampin' Seal adhesive will be used on the Window Sheet at the left edge and the far right section.
Crease the plastic sheet well on the score lines, but don't crack the plastic.

Cutting Dimensions for the rest of the card:
Top Panel - Early Espresso - 3" x 4"
Designer Series Paper - 2-7/8" x 3-7/8"
VW Bus is attached to Window Sheet with Stampin' Seal

Lower Panel - Early Espresso - 2" x 4"
Designer Series Paper - 1-7/8" x 3-7/8"
Soft Succulent - 1-3/8" x 3-1/4" is meant to cover up the Window Sheet.
Punch Out from Designer Series Paper raised on Dimensionals. 
Finished with two punch out stars and the Rustic Metallic Dots.

Basic White Layer - 4" x 5-1/4"
Stamped sentiments in Early Espresso ink.

I've made my card to be for Father's Day but the He's All That stamp set has a lot of great manly occasion sayings.

All these items are available at my online store here. It is very easy to use the search box and enter He's the Man and all the related products will pop right up. 

I'd love to read your comments about this card. Please post below!

Have a great day!

Friday, May 13, 2022

He's the Man Easy Quick Cards

I am loving the He's the Man Designer Series Paper and He's All That Stamp set from the new Annual Catalog. These products make masculine cards so easy and quick to create. Here's a couple cards to inspire you! I have made mine Father's Day cards but they can be for any occasion!

Hint for the diagonal pieces - cut the Designer Series Paper 3.75" x 5" and slice diagonally and you'll get these nice sized borders around each piece.

Hint - to get the tag behind the Awesome punch out, I die cut the rounded rectangle die twice and spliced the two pieces until they would fit behind the tag.

He's All That Bundle 159079  $45.00 (save 10% off individual products!)

Sahara Sand Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock
Basic White Cardstock
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic White Envelopes 

Plus the usual tools and Adhesives - Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick Tool, Dimensionals, and Stampin' Seal.

To shop the remaining list of products, it is fastest to just use the search feature in my online store. 
I'd love to know what you think of these easy guy cards in the comments!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

He's the Man Suite Video & More to Check Out!

 Enjoy another video of masculine products in the new Annual Catalog. 

I've been having fun creating with this Suite. Check out the cards below!

He's the Man Designer Series Paper is fabulous!

In case you missed these two cards I shared recently, here's the link.

Thursday and Friday here on my blog will be a few more masculine cards made with this Suite. 

These products are available to order at my online store at evadietz.stampinup.net

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Hues of Happiness Suite Video

Enjoy this short video sharing about this new Suite!

Come back tomorrow, I'll have a Pop Up Front Step card to share with you made with these products.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Pop Up Front Step Card with April's Paper Pumpkin Kit

 Here's the last card I made to share with you from the April Paper Pumpkin Kit "Change is Beautiful."  I was inspired by a similar card by Tami White, but I changed it up with slightly different measurements.

I love the Pop Up Front Step Card because it fits in an envelope so well, when folded flat.

Front view above.

Cut this piece from one of the provided card bases 4" x 5-1/4" and glue to Bermuda Bay base. 
On the back, space to write your message.

Use these cutting and scoring diagrams for your Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo card base pieces.

The Assembly Process:
1. Use two strips of Tear and Tape to make the standing Bermuda Bay base. My recommendation is to fold the base flat like it is going in an envelope so you can see where the Tear and Tape will end up. When you remove the protective tape portion on the Tear and Tape, flip the card base over so the Tear and Tape portion is laying flat and you can press the back of the card down on top of the Tear and Tape and the score lines will all turn out perfectly!

2. Upper Back Portion of Base
Cut Basic Black Cardstock 3" x 4"
Cut a piece from the envelope shown 2-7/8" x 3-7/8"
Glue layers together, then glue on base as shown in photo.

3. Lower Front Portion of Base
Cut Basic Black Cardstock 2" x 4"
Cut a piece from the envelope shown 1-7/8" x 3-7/8"
Glue layers together, then glue on lower front of base as shown in photo.

4. Now take the Melon Mambo front panel piece and attach the two layers first.
Cut Basic Black Cardstock 2-5/8" x 3-5/8""
Cut a leafy piece from the kit  shown 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"

5. Add the Tear and Tape as shown in the cutting/scoring diagram above but you ALSO need two more Tear and Tape pieces that will go on the back side of the Melon Mambo for securing to the lower front panel. My recommendation for this assembly is to secure the lower portion of the Melon Mambo piece to the lower panel so you can get it centered and up just a bit from the base as shown in the photo. 

6. Then remove the Tear and Tape in the upper front section and sitting the open step card on the table gently press the top section in place with the goal of the card closing and laying flat.

7. Add dimensionals behind the caterpillar and butterfly. Close the card flat so you can position the butterfly without it hanging outside of the card's edges. Place the caterpillar as shown. Add some of the included embellishments to the printed flowers.

If you aren't already a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, I recommend you consider it by reading my blog section here. I'd love to have you as a subscriber!

I'll be making some other Pop Up Front Step Cards this week, so be sure to come back for more.