Cute Fruit Class July 2020 - Sneak Peek and Details

Hi friends!  Here is a sneak peek of my Cute Fruit July class.  This is my favorite new set, check it out in the Beginner Brochure on pg. 7.  I just love the happy fruit with smiley faces. 

20200718 Cute Fruit sneak peek

You will be making 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).  Your kit will include envelopes, paper, embellishments and dimensionals to make the cards.  I will be modifying the format of my classes to “stamp and go”.  Here is how it will work:

  • Sign up for a time slot to stamp (up to 4 people each)
  • Come to my house to stamp your images, pick up your kit, and pay for class. Please wear a mask.
  • Finish your cards at home. You will need your own adhesive/glue.

The class fee is $25.  You can also choose add-ons at a special price (I will order them for you):

  • A for $15: #153301 Cute Fruit stamp set ($18 value after shipping and GET)
  • B for $31: #154957 2020-2022 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle ($39 value after shipping and GET)
  • Select both add-ons and get a Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad FREE ($7 value after shipping and GET)

Here are the time slots available, up to 4 people each.  You will be able to finish stamping within a half hour--the 15 minute buffer is for me to clean and reset.

  • Saturday, July 18th – 9 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:00 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm
  • Sunday, July 19th – 9 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:00 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm

Please email me to reserve your spot to stamp and specify if you would like any of the add-ons (A, B or both).  Note: For the add-ons, please notify me by July 9th  so that your items will arrive in time for class.  Looking forward to Cute Fruit “stamp and go”!

Thank you.

Featured items used for class (not an all-inclusive list):

Cute Fruit Note Cards

My new favorite set is Cute Fruit--the name just says it all!  It has these great smiley faces that I will be using on many of my cards.  It is in the Beginner's Brochure on page 7 (below).  Clicking on the brochure image on the right side of this page to see the full brochure.

Cute Fruit

Here are the note cards that I made with this set and the new 2020-2022 in-colors.  These cards are the "take and makes" for my new catalog drive and pick-up event this weekend, June 13th and 14th.  Please go to my blog post from June 4th to check out all of the details!

20200611 Cute Fruit

And here is a closer look at each card.

20200611 Pineapple Card

2200611 Banana card

20200611 watermelon card

All of these cards use the whisper white note cards and envelopes plus the In Color 6x6" 2020-2022 DSP.  So much cuteness :)  Recipes are as follows:

  1. Pineapple Card
    • Whisper White cardstock 2 x 3 1/4"
    • Bumblebee cardstock 3 1/4 x  3/4"
    • DSP 2 x 3 1/4" (note: to save paper, you can make it 2 x3", then cut it in half so that there is a gap under the pineapple which you don't see; this is how I cut the "take and make" version)
    • Ink: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Tuxedo Black
  2. Banana Card
    • Whisper White cardstock 2 x 2"
    • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/8 x 2 1/8"
    • DSP 1 3/4 x 5"
    • Ink: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Tuxedo Black
  3. Watermelon Card
    • Whisper White cardstock 2 x 2 3/4"
    • Just Jade 2 1/4 x 3"
    • DSP 1 3/4 x 5" (or Magenta Madness cardstock)
    • Ink: Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Tuxedo Black

Product Details:


Thanks for visiting!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is here!



I miss seeing all of you!  Instead of having my usual new catalog open house event, I’m changing it into a drive and pick-up format.  On the weekend of June 13th and 14th between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm you can drive up to my house and pick-up your new catalog packet (free).  It will include a “take and make”.  This is a socially distanced version of the “make and take” 😊  Please let me know the date and approximate time you will do your pick-up, this will help with traffic control. 

PLUS, you can also purchase retired products by making your selections in advance so that I can package your items with your catalog and let you know your total.  Here is how it will work:

  1. Review the order form in Excel ( Download 20200612 Retired products list Excel) that lists all of the retired products I have available. Check off what you would like and email it back to me by June 12th.  Remember, the sooner you return it the better as it is first come, first served!
  2. If you are unable to open the Excel file, then open this PDF file ( Download 20200612 Retired products list).  View the list and then email me with the numbers you would like (see the blue number in the last column, numbered from 1-97 and newly added items 98-218).
  3. I will process the retired orders in the order that I receive them.
  4. I will notify you of your total and if there were any items no longer available.
  5. Bring your payment with you to the pick-up and we will do a contact-free exchange. Please pay in cash (exact change please) or check.

AND I will be having a drawing for 2 special product bundles (* items were exclusive to the mini catalog or SAB and are now retired):

  • Painted Poppies Bundle ($75 value) - Painted Poppies Stamp Set, Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper*, Sending You Thoughts Stamp Set*, Poppy Parade Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Clear Block D
  • Best Dressed Bundle ($85 value): Dressed to Impress Stamp Set, All Dressed Up Dies, Designer Paper (48 sheets 6x6”)*, 3x3 Note Cards and Envelopes (24)*, Clear Block D

Here is how to qualify for tickets for the drawing:

  • Drive to my house to pick up your catalog = 1 ticket
  • For every $10 spent on the retired sale = 1 ticket
  • For every $10 in product on a new order placed between June 13th and July 31st = 1 ticket (you can order on-line via my website or I can place the order for you)
  • For signing up as a demonstrator with me between June 13th and July 31st = 12 tickets (see special below for June)
  • Donate to the FoodBank, for every $10 donated = 2 tickets (please give your donation to me when you do your pick-up or you can mail it to me)
  • There is no limit to the number of tickets you can get through July 31st. I will keep track and put them in the basket for you with your name.
  • I will draw and announce the 2 winners on August 1st!

If you would like to pick-up your catalog and any retired product purchases after June 14th, please contact me and we can make arrangements.  You can continue to purchase retired products until July 31st  or while they last.  I will send out an updated list after June 14th.  You will still qualify for tickets as described above through July 31st.

AND finally, here are the specials happening from now to June 30th to kick-off the new catalog:

  • Place an order of $250 or more and earn an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards
  • When you join Stampin’ Up!, the starter kit of $99 includes $125 of product of your choice PLUS pick any stamp/tool bundle from the 2020-2021 catalog for FREE!

Looking forward to seeing you in drive and pick-up!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

808.384.5122 cell


Cute Koala's

Happy May!  Have you been finding more time for crafting these last six weeks?  I spent some time in my craft room this weekend making birthday and mother's day cards using the Bonanza Buddies stamp set.  Sadly, it is on the retired list, so after June 2nd it will no longer be available.  Yikes, get it while you can!

Birthday Cards

To create the Koala, it involves 2 step stamping--one for the body and 1 for the face.  For precise placement, I set-up the images on the stamparatus, one plate for the body, and one plate for the face and balloon strings.  I stamped the hat separately.  The Birthday Bonanza DSP really dressed up the card and kept the layout simple.  Happy birthday!

20200511 Koala Birthday Card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Bonanza Buddies
  • Daffodil Delight 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 x 2 5/8” for peacock, cut out with die
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/4 x 2 7/8”
  • Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral cardstock for balloons and hat
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP 2 1/4 x 5 1/4"
  • Ink: Smoky Slate, Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Stamparatus


Mother's Day Card

I used the same Stamparatus set-up for the Koala and a similar layout as the birthday card. Then I cut out the flowers from the Best Dressed DSP so that the little koala is holding a special bouquet for mom.   You can change the sentiment to make it fit any special occasion.

20200511 Koala Mother's Day Card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Bonanza Buddies, Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Petal Pink 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 x 2 5/8”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/4 x 2 7/8”
  • Best Dressed DSP 1 3/4 x 5 1/4", plus extra for flower cut-outs
  • Ink: Smoky Slate, Tuxedo Black
  • Stamparatus



Below are the supplies used for all the projects.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Birthday card:


Mother's day card:


February 2020 "Peacock Parade" Class

We used an assortment of new stamp sets from the Mini Catalog plus the featured peacock from the Annual Catalog.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for visiting!

20200229 Feb Class Cards


Card 1: Peacock

The Royal Peacock stamp set and coordinating dies, rhinestones and embossed foil are from the Annual Catalog.  We used the Stamparatus to layer on the colors for the peacock using Blueberry Bushel and Old Olive.  And dressed up the peacock with Wink of Stella Clear and matching rhinestones.  Lots of sparkle!

20200229 Peacock card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Royal Peacock
  • Seaside Spray cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 3/4 x 5 1/2” for peacock, cut out with die
  • Noble Peacock specialty designer paper 5 1/2 x 2”
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones (Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock rhinestones)
  • Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Detailed Peacock Dies
  • Stamparatus


Card 2: Chinchilla with Flower

The main image in this card is from the Witty-Cisms stamp set and the flower is from the Special Someone stamp set.  This little chinchilla is so cute and bound to bring a smile to the recipient of this card.

20200229 Chinchilla card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Witty-Cisms, Special Someone
  • Highland Heather cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Basic Gray cardstock 4 1/4 x 2 1/4 "
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/4 x 3”
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 x 2 3/4”
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones (Gorgeous Grape rhinestone)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Highland Heather
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate (light and dark), Calypso Coral (light)
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder


Card 3: Strawberry/Taco/Cactus

These three images are also from the Witty-Cisms stamp set.  Chances are that you can find a sentiment for the occasion you are celebrating--there are more images in the set too.  The gingham pattern is from the Buffalo Check, this is one of my favorites, up there with polka dots!

20200229 Berry card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Witty-Cisms, Buffalo Check
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock 2 3/4 x 4 1/4"
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 1/4" circle
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones (Melon Mambo rhinestones)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Flirty Flamingo (light and dark), Granny Apply Green (light and dark); Mango Melody (dark)
  • 2 1/4” Circle Punch
  • Wink of Stella Clear


Card 4: Lipstick and Perfume

The products used in this card are from the Best Dressed Suite—the colors, florals and images are so pretty.  The inspiration for this card came from a friend and fellow demonstrator, Zeny.  She made a swap with the perfume bottle where the flowers were coming out of the bottle like a scent.  Thanks, Zeny, for the great idea!

20200229 Lipstick cardHere is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Dressed to Impress
  • Petal Pink cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock for lipstick and perfume images, cut out with dies
  • Highland Heather cardstock for flower
  • Best Dressed 6x6” designer series paper
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones (Gorgeous Grape rhinestone)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Petal Pink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Petal Pink (light), Lovely Lipstick (dark)
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • All Dressed Up dies



Below are the supplies used for all the projects.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Peacock Card:


Chinchilla Card:


Strawberry/Taco/Cactus Cards:


Lipstick and Perfume Card: