Party Pandas Fun Fold Card and Personal Update

Party Pandas Fun Fold Card

Hi Stampers!! Long time, no see! I have been super busy with some personal things that I will post below after I show you this fun fold card I came up with for my recent class! Isn’t it fun?! I love this sale-a-bration stamp set and thought I could do a great fun fold card with it. Fun folds are my favorite kind of cards to make. I’ve got a video tutorial for you as well.

If you are having trouble viewing the video above, you can click here to view it on youtube.

Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
2 pieces cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White Cardstock
1 piece cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″
1 piece cut at 5-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ – score at 4″ and 8″

Party Pandas
Picture Perfect Birthday

Lemon Lime Twist Marker and Ink Pad
Basic Black or StazOn
Bermuda Bay Marker
Berry Burst Marker

Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Picture Perfect Party Paper Pack

Where have you been, lady?!! Personal Life Update:

I have been missing my craft room lately, but for a very good reason! 6 months ago, I had a brand new baby boy that I named Gabriel! He is our first child, and my husband and I have been over the moon for him. He has taken a lot of energy and I’ve been left at the end of the day dreaming of crafting rather than actually doing any crafting. My son was born with a rare condition called Prune Belly Syndrome (aka Eagle Barrett Syndrome). It affects about 1 in 40,000 people and can vary in severity from deadly to rather mild.

So far, my son has been on the milder side of the spectrum, but it has still been a very emotional and scary journey so far. Prune Belly Syndrome gets its name from the prune-like appearance of the affected person’s abdomen. People with this condition are boon with or very little or no abdominal muscles. It also causes kidney problems. So far, my son’s kidneys are doing fairly well, but will have to undergo some surgeries and be watched closely by nephrologists and urologists throughout his life.

If you, or someone you know has a child or is expecting a child with this condition, feel free to contact me with any questions. I will do my best to answer what I can. It’s not a journey that is easy to take alone and we are blessed to have a child with such a great prognosis.

Baby Gabriel

Twinkle, Twinkle Moon Baby Slider Card

Moon Baby Slider Card

Today’s card is a fun fold slider card! The idea is one I originally found on Dawn Griffith’s blog when she created an adorable Easter card.

I decided to make a baby card because I have a friend expecting a baby boy this month AND because I have babies on the brain. I don’t think I have announced it here yet, but I am expecting my first baby on September 1! It’s been a rough pregnancy with the baby having some complications, but I am hanging in there and am very excited about the arrival of our own baby boy in just a few more months.

This is still a fun slider card to create for any occasion even if you don’t know anyone with a baby on the way. Just swap out the stamp set for birthdays, thank yous, thinking of yous, or anything you may need a card for.

If you are having trouble viewing the video below, click here to view it on YouTube.

Slider Card Measurements

Soft Sky
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Score at 4″ and 8″

So Saffron
3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″

Whisper White
3″ x 3″
5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
1″ x 2″

Slider Card Supplies

Moon Baby Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad

Soft Sky 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

So Saffron 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Blender Pens

Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon

Stampin' Dimensionals

Tear & Tape Adhesive

Wishlist booklet with a free PDF download!

Wishlist Booklet

Today I have a free download for you! The new annual catalog is about to come out, and everyone is sure to need a wishlist to keep track of all the new items they can’t live without! A single piece of paper as a wishlist is great, but I thought there must be a way to make a cute wishlist that can hold lots of items and is less likely to get lost. So, I created a little booklet with pages inside that you can fill with all of the items your heart desires. Make one for yourself, or if you are a demonstrator, make up a bunch for your customers.

Click here to download the wishlist booklet pages.

Click here to download the matching “wishlist” embellishment document.

Wishlist Booklet Video Tutorial

Here is a video showing how to put the project together. If you are having trouble seeing the video below, click here to view it on youtube.


Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad

Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Oh My Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Twine Baker's Whisper White

Tranquil Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set

Clear Faceted Gems

Cardstock Measurements:

Berry Burst
• 9-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
With long side at top of scoring tool, score at 4-3/4 and 5
• 3/4″ x 2-1/4″
Lemon Lime Twist
• 4″ x 3″
• Scrap
Whisper White
• 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
• Scrap

I’m featured on Splitcoast Stampers!

I was so honored and excited to be asked to write a guest post for Splitcoast Stampers. I designed and created a project I’ve been thinking about for a while. It is a mani/pedi gift box. It’s a fun gift for teachers, teenagers, moms, daughters….pretty much any lady in your life. If you want to make this box for a man, or someone that isn’t in to doing their own nails, you could fill the box with mini note cards or candy or a variety of other things.

Check out the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers here and please let me know if you make this project! I’d love to see what you come up with!

Reindeer Christmas Card

This is a simple reindeer Christmas card we made in one of my classes recently. It’s a simple card, but it is so pretty. It’s even prettier in person.

reindeer Christmas card

reindeer Christmas card

reindeer Christmas card

Click here if you can’t view the video above.



Pool Party cut at 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Pop of Pink cut at 2 x 5-1/2Pool Party cut at 3-1/2 x 3-1/2
Glimmer Paper cut at 3-1/4 x 3-1/4
Whisper White Card Stock cut at 3×3

Nail File Holder

Nail File Holder by Stamp with Stephanie

This is a finger nail file holder I made to sell at my craft fair. I think it would be a great stocking stuffer for Christmas! I sold out of them at my craft fair and will definitely be making more for my family and friends.

The original idea came from something I saw on pinterest by Kersten Kreis, and her blog post can be found here:

Here are a couple of other colors and designs I made.



And here is a video how-to tutorial.

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Crushed Curry
Cut at 1-3/4 x 11
Score at 7-1/2 and 7-1/2

Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper
Cut at 1-5/8 x 2

Whisper White Card Stock
Cut at 3/4 x 2-1/2


Product List

Magic Gift Card Holder

I got to go to OnStage local yesterday in Kansas City. I had a blast and learned a lot of new ideas that I am excited to try. We got to see the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs that are coming up in January. There are tons of cute and trendy things coming soon!

Stampin Up Gift Card Holder with Video Tutorial

Like with any Stampin’ Up! Event, there was a lot of swapping going on. I came up with a “magic” gift card holder for my swap project. It was inspired by Brandi Barnard’s Magic card she made earlier this year. The video, supplies and measurements are listed below. Thanks for visiting!

Click here if you can’t see the video above.

Melon Mambo Card Stock
Cut at 2-2/4 x 11
Score at 3-3/8, 6-7/8, 10-3/8

Whisper White Card Stock
Cut at 3-1/4 x 10
Score at 4, 8

Window Sheet
Cut at 3-1/4 x 4

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper
Cut at 2-3/4 x 3-1/2

Other Supplies: gold glimmer paper, melon mambo ink, staz-on ink, melon mambo 1/8 inch stitched ribbon, big shot, layering squares framelits, hello you thinlits, celebrate today stamp set

Sweetheart Candy Heart Box – Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project

The idea of a candy heart box for a Valentine’s Day project has been swimming around in my brain for a while. When I got this month’s My Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail, I knew exactly what I would attempt to make with it!

Candy Heart Box from My Paper Pumpkin Kit

There are a ton of paper hearts in this kit, and they are the perfect size for a candy box. After some experimenting, I found a way to make, what I think, is a super cute version of the traditional candy heart box. Below is a video tutorial for how to make this box.

Click here if you can’t see the video above.

A 3 month subscription to My Paper Pumpkin is available at a discounted price of $55 through the end of Sale-a-bration. This means that you can pre-pay for a 3 month subscription and ALSO get a free Sale-a-bration item! Click here to learn more or to purchase a 3 month My Paper Pumpkin subscription.

If you subscribe now, your first kit will ship next month. That means you won’t get this valentine’s kit. However, when you subscribe, you will have the opportunity to purchase past kits, so it’s very possible you can still order the January 2016 kit if they are still available. At the time of this blog post, the January kits are still available as “past kits” to purchase.

Sweetheart Valentine Candy Heart Box

Candy Heart Box Supplies and Measurements:

January 2016 My Paper Pumpkin kit
4 strips of card stock measuring 8 x 2
– Score each strip of card stock at 1/2″ on one long side, and 1/2″ on one short side
Glue dots, snail, tear-n-tape, paper snips
Mini cupcake liners

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did creating it! Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about it. Thanks for looking!

How to use the Precision Base Plate and Die Brush

I have a video for you today that shows you how to use the Precision Base Plate and Die Brush from Sizzix and Stampin’ Up! I really like using these tools and think they make cutting out intricate dies a lot easier.

Click Here to view the video on YouTube if you don’t see it above.

Precision Base Plate –
Die Brush –

2015 Freaky Fridays – Halloween Pencil Holder


Here is the final project for my 2015 Halloween video series! It is an idea for a non-candy treat for Halloween. But if you need candy, you can fill it with pixie sticks instead.

(Click here if you can’t see the video above)


Start with a 12 x 1-1/2 piece of DSP. With the 12″ side at the top of your scoring tool, make a small mark at 4-3/8. Score at 8 and 8-1/8. Turn the paper so that the small side is at the top of your scoring tool and score at 3/8 and 1-1/8. Assemble box, then adhere to a 8-1/4×1 piece of black card stock for stability and extra decoration.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Halloween series. Check back soon for my Christmas video series!