DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #259-Let It Snow


Hi Stampers,

We are having a sketch pad challenge this week!!! WOOHOO!! My fav!!! This card came together so fast it scared me!!! LOL I used this month's Paper Pumpkin stamp set for the sentiment.


As I live in Michigan we are supposed to get our first accumulating snow this evening 1-3". This weekend we are supposed to get more. I can't wait!!! Time off from work, snowing, drinking coffee and having a craft day. It doesn't get much better than this!!




Gift Bag Punch Board Turkey

Hi Stampers,

I wanted to share with you what I made to put on the table at Thanksgiving. Little bags of roasted peanuts made with the gift bag punch board. I used the gorgeous foil doilies for the turkey tail. I then used the retired Snow Friends framelit dies for the front of the body of the turkey, the hat which I trimmed a little to look more "pilgrim-y" and the feet. The  2-1/4" Starburst punch I used for the back of the body. The DSP is from the Merry Little Christmas DSP which I colored with Cajun Craze! 


My card guts for my Thanksgiving cards:


All put together!!!


A fellow DOStamper Star, Mackenzie Fuchs designed this Thanksgiving card which I CASED (Copy and Share Everything). Isn't it just gorgeous? Thank you Mackenzie!!!


Don't forget!!--Online Extravaganza is going on this week or until supplies last!!! Be sure to place your order today!!!


Happy Stamping!!!



Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza

Hi Stampers,

It's the most wonderful time of the year, finding fun stocking stuffers or goodies to put under the tree. How about gifts for your favorite teacher, neighbor, mailman or the UPS man - he does bring you your Stampin' Up! orders!

There are three parts to the Online Extravaganza

  1. 20 percent OFF select list of stamps Monday, Nov. 20 ONLY
  2. 10 to 50 percent OFF list of selected products Nov. 20-26
  3. Flash sale Nov. 27 Only... we don't know details yet.

Dates:  November 20 - 26

During this promotion there will be exclusive deals available for limited times.

24 - hour Stamp Sale

  • Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.
  • Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here's the Stamp Sets....

Remarkable You Wood
Remarkable You Clear
Bloomin Love
Éclosion d'amour
Celebrate You Wood
Celebrate You Clear
Cool Treats
Souhaits frais
You're so Sweet Wood
You're so Sweet Clear
Juste comme ça
Garden Girl Wood
Garden Girl Clear
Good Vibes Wood
Good Vibes Clear
Super Duper Wood
Super Duper Clear
Heartfelt Sympathy
Des adieux du fond du cœur
Every Good Wish
Every Good Wish
Que de bons vœux
Good Tidings
Bouquet de houx
Milestone Moments
À souligner
More than Chocolate
Number of Years
Au fil des ans
Oh What Fun
Hourra pour Noel
Touches of Texture Wood
Touches of Texture Clear

Other  Deals

  • 142529 Paper Pumpkin Banner Surprise Refill* $4.00
  • 134583 1/8" Ribbon (Gold) $3.00
  • 142001 Gusseted Cellophane Bags$5.40
  • 142648 Paper Pumpkin What A Gem Refill* $4.80
  • 142650 Paper Pumpkin What a Gem Kit* $10.20
  • 140621 Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits $17.50
  • 141347 Paper Pumpkin Pocket Full of Cheer Refill* $5.60
  • 141841 Christmas Stocking Thinlits  $21.00
  • 141843 Holly Berry Builder Punch  $12.60
  • 133756 Stampin' Glitter Silver $3.20
  • 134576 Basic Black Baker's Twine $2.40
  • 134579 Baker's Twine Old Olive $2.40
  • 141709 Watercolor Pencils  $12.80
  • 142760 Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder  $7.20
  • 143231 Hexagons Textured Embossing Folder $7.20
  • 143596 Paper Pumpkin Another Great Year Kit* $13.60
  • 143597 Paper Pumpkin Season of Gratitude Refill* $6.40
  • 143703 Celebration Thinlits  $24.00
  • 143725 Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies  $26.40
  • 143745 Coffee Cups Framelits $24.00
  • 143748 Garden Grown Framelits  $24.00
  • 143752 Welcome Home Framelits  $21.60
  • 144554 Paper Pumpkin Many Happy Birthdays Kit $13.60
  • 140278 Santa's Sleigh Thinlits $27.00
  • 140279 Home Sweet Home Thinlits $34.20
  • 140396 Cookie Cutter Builder $16.20
  • 140619 Rose Garden Thinlits $27.90
  • 140622 Large Numbers Framelits  $27.90
  • 141469 Blossom Builder Punch $16.20
  • 141474 Cupcake Cutouts Framelits  $24.30
  • 141679 Enamel Shapes (Subtles) $8.10
  • 141680 Enamel Shapes (Brights) $8.10
  • 141849 Paisley Framelits $26.10
  • 142748 Up & Away Thinlits  $27.00
  • 142749 Detailed Dragon Fly Thinlits  $27.90
  • 142762 Window Box Thinlits  $34.20
  • 143537 Cable Knit 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $9.00
  • 143718 Ticket Tear Border Punch  $14.40
  • 143727 At Home Framelits $27.00
  • 144033 In Color Stampin' Write Makers $13.50
  • 144124 Balloon Honeycomb Embellishments  $4.50
  • 144127 Mini Gift Bows  $5.40
  • 144167 Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips  $5.40
  • 144214 Metallics Sequin Assortments  $4.50
  • 144218 In Color Acrylic Glitter Shapes  $7.65


Click here to Download Online Extravagana product list US (1)


November 27th - Flash Sale

To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, Stampin' Up! is offering a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th (check back as I do not have this information yet).

*Items offered may vary by market, based on inventory and availability.


Happy Shopping!!!!



DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #257-Smitten Mittens


Hi Stampers,

I just love the above photo!!! I believe it is called buffalo check or buffalo plaid? It is EVERYWHERE this year!!! Very on trend to say the least. It reminds me of flannel shirts and warmth. I went looking through my DSP stack and came upon the Merry Little Christmas DSP from the Christmas catty. The papers are Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White. Well, I chose the black and white buffalo check and grabbed my Real Red sponge and went to town. It worked out beautifully!!


I made my own!!! If you haven't done this--you need to!!! Very cool results. I then reached for my new Smitten Mittens bundle I just received this past week. I am so glad I purchased this set. Absolutely adorable!!! I used the Cut Apart Technique. You basically line the card score line at the 2" inch mark and cut. Move the cardstock over and cut again at 2" inches. Usually you would use the leftover piece of cardstock to bridge the card together but in this case I used the mitten diecuts to achieve this.

Of course, you have to add bling and a little white bow!!!







Introducing the Stamparatus: a new way to stamp!

Hi Stampers,

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here a video from Stampin' Up! to show you everything about the Stamparatus....


11.16.17_GIF_STAMPARATUS (1)

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD




okay. i’ve gotta have one. how do i get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item.)
  • You and your customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018

Approx. April 15, 2018



Don't forget to visit my website to reserve yours this Thursday, November 16!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #256-Santa Box


Hi Stampers,

This week for our challenge we have a Color My World challenge. These colors just SCREAM Christmas to me. I just couldn't get that out of my head probably because when I am crafting I am listening to Christmas music. Our local radio station started playing it November 1 and it is one of my many guilty pleasures. I just LOVE it!!! Instead of making a card this week I thought it would be fun to make a 3D item, hence the Santa Box Treat Holder. I even typed up a pdf for you!!!




Download Santa Box Treat Holder

DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #255-Diorama Card


Hi Stampers,

This week on DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge we have this sketch. I immediately knew what I wanted to do ---  a Diorama card or as some people call it a Shadow Box Card. I used my Night In Bethlehem edgelits and guess what? NO STAMPING!!! I actually went to stamp on the back because I didn't want to take away from the elegant look and busy it up and what did I do? You guessed it ----- I smeared black ink on the back!!! Wouldn't you know it? Oh well, the front is gorgeous in real life. This might be my Christmas card this year that I send out to family. I did use the Layering Circle framelits to cut out the circle and scalloped circle. I chose to use Whisper White because I wanted to focus on the gold. I also used some retired gold cord mainly because the current gold wasn't showing up as well. 




Directions: Cut two card bases 4-1/4 x 5-1/2". With the 5-1/2" side along the top, score at 1/2", 1", 4-1/2" and 5". Die cut the top card base for a "window".  Assemble your card with die cuts, stamping, etcetera. Burnish the fold lines with a bone folder. Remember to use strong adhesive such as tear and tape or fast fuse to adhere the ends together.  I also used the dimensionals strips under the die cut that is on the top to make it pop.

I hope you will give this card technique a try!!!


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #254-Night in Bethlehem Eclipse


Hi Stampers,

Back for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. We are to showcase the Holiday Products. When I first looked at the catalog, the Night in Bethlehem was immediately #1 on my list.  It was a must have for me. The Edgelit dies cut out intricate shapes and in my opinion it is just gorgeous!!! I know this will be a favorite of mine for a long time to come. If you peruse Pinterest like I do, you should have seen the Eclipse Technique. It is where you die cut out words, or in my case, numbers. You then pop them up on dimensionals and put the die cut back in the cut to make an eclipse. I want the letter framelits so bad but I used what I had which are the numbers. I envisioned something different but it turned out okay. I am tired from work and it shows. LOL I was measuring it wrong -- twice!!!; put the die cut on crooked!!; put adhesive on the wrong side of the die cut..... I should have just called it a night but I didn't. I just kept cutting out the same thing. LOL I hope this happens to other stampers!!!

I definitely want to play around with different colors and sketches with this set. Hopefully I will get some time this weekend and be able to post soon.




Remember, if you would like to recreate this card for yourself, you can order all the supplies in my online store.




DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #253-Tootsie Pop Pumpkin Holders


Hi Stampers,

Welcome back to this week's DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. We are having a Home Sweet Home challenge. I drew inspiration from the pumpkins on the pillows. I immediately turned to the Christmas catalog drooling over the Pick A Pumpkin bundle. Since I do not own that set (yet--will be ordered this weekend!!!) Isn't it great that Stampin' Up! offers these in a bundle to save you 10%?

I decided to CASE a project I saw on Pinterest. I know they are simple but I am keeping with the theme of Halloween treat holders on my blog. It is this cute little tootsie pop sucker holder. All you need to do is cut out 6 of the "pumpkins" from the oval and circle layering framelits, fold in half and glue. When you come to your last pair to adhere, slip in your tootsie pop. I then measured the "stick" or "stem" and cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock and glued this around the stem. I cut two punched leaves from the new leaf punch and adhered onto the stem. You could run these through an embossing folder or stamp some great images but I didn't really feel the necessity because basically a child is just going to rip this open. LOL




Easy peasy!!! I hope you are able to make some of this pumpkins for your pumpkins!!!!

Remember you can order off of my website to make your own Tootsie Pop Pumpkin holder (say that 3 times fast) LOL  in my online store.