Thursday, August 25, 2016


I got a chance on the weekend to play with some Paper Pumpkin Kits.....Here are a few cards that I created using items in the the laser- cut card bases and the corrugated orange paper!!!!!
I was using three kits- May June and July are the stamp sets that came with those kits: 

Here are close up images of the cards: 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


I wanted to share this sketch challenge card submitted by one of my card class gals....Carole.  Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful fall card!!!!

Here was this weeks sketch challenge why don't you give it a try: 

Sunday Sketch Challenges. . . with a flagged banner theme!

Hey Girls!  

It's time for a Sunday Sketch Challenge!  

Here are a couple of sketches I found while surfing the for a square card: 

And one for a scrapbook page:  

Gotta love those flagged banners!!  

I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!   Send me your creations and I will post them on my blog to help inspire others! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Here is a card I made last week....with a bit of a different twist. 

 I took a standard 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base and scored and folded it at 4 1/4"/  Then I scored it again at the 2 1/8" mark.  

Next I grabbed my envelope punch board and punched the halfway mark....see how it made the little indented areas for the twine?  Cool huh? 

The leaves were stamped from the Vintage Leaves stamp set and cut out with the coordinating leaflet framelits. 

The Acorn is from the Acorny Thank You set and cut out using the coordinating punch.  

Here is a look at the card folded flat for mailing: 

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Little Foxy....Multi Layer Celebrate!

Man oh man this little fox makes me smile!  Adorable! 

I made this card for a tween birthday card....but it could be used for any occasion and any age.....sure to put a smile on their face! 

Here is a list of products and supplies I used: 

Whisper White Card Stock
Cajun Craze Card Stock
A Little Foxy DSP
Memento Black Ink Pad
Layering Circles Framelits
Black Bakers Twine
Foxy Friends Stamp Set
Cajun Craze Ink Pad
Tombow Liquid Glue
Glue Dots

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Sketch Challenges. . . with a flagged banner theme!

Hey Girls!  

It's time for a Sunday Sketch Challenge!  

Here are a couple of sketches I found while surfing the for a square card: 

And one for a scrapbook page:  

Gotta love those flagged banners!!  

I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!   Send me your creations and I will post them on my blog to help inspire others! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tone on Tone....Wedding Glimmer Card

I made this beautiful tone on tone wedding card....sorry but I could not photograph this card properly to show the beauty of it....take my is GORGEOUS! 

Here is a list of the products and supplies I used: 

Tip Top Taupe Card Stock
Tip Top Taupe Lace Trim
Better Together Stamp Set
Floral Phrases stamp Set
Sahara Sand Ink Pad
Tip Top Taupe Ink Pad
Flourish Thinlets
Wink of Stella
Scotch Tape

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Double Z Fold....Happy Birthday!

I made this sweet Double Z-Fold card following a YouTube tutorial by Kelly Acheson. 

I absolutely LOVE this card and it is so super easy to make....deceiving huh?

Here is a list of the supplies and products I used to make this card: 

Melon Mambo Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Melon Mambo Ink Pad
Crumb Cake Ink Pad
Mint Macaron Embossing Folder
Lattice TIEF (retired) 
Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set
Cupcake Cutouts Framelit 
Chocolate Chip Ink Pad
Sponge Dauber
Tombow Adhesive Liquid Glue

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Swirly Bird Product Video

Shel's Stampin News- August 9, 2016

Hello Ladies!  

Here is your weekly news!!  



Holiday Catalog is coming September 1st......attend my August 18 card class to get a sneak peek of some of the new products and an advanced copy of the catalog!!!

Thoughtful Branches- Limited Time 

  • All exclusive items associated with this promotion will be available until August 31 or while supplies last.
  • Customers may use Bonus Days coupons on the stamp set, Thinlits, or bundle.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. No minimum purchase required.

144328Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG)$66.50 CAD
144329Thoughtful Branches Bundle (FR)$66.50 CAD
143539Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG)$33.00 CAD
144264Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (FR)$33.00 CAD
143538Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies$41.00 CAD


  • Promotion period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Promotion Deadlines:
    • PHONE/FAX/MAIL: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/ONLINE: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)


Customers can now use their Bonus Days coupon codes on orders they place now through August 31

Special Offers Coming Soon
Savings are coming to you and your customers September 1 through 21 during our Special Offers promotion! This is the first time we’re doing Special Offers.

For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month FREE!
Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
Offer Details: When your customers use promo code “BOGO” at, they’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get their second month for FREE! It’s ALWAYS a good time to share Paper Pumpkin, but this amazing deal will give you an extra boost to meet your Paper Pumpkin Rewards Promotion goals before September 10! Make it to a new level and earn even more flex points. You have two months to share this deal with as many people as possible. If they subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, they will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If they subscribe between September 11 and October 10, their first kit will be the October kit and they will get the November kit free.

The Fine Print:
  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void. Make sure your customers know that they can’t put their subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Monday, August 8, 2016

Card Class Aug 18- reserve your seat now.....special bonus to attendees!

I have just two seats left for my card class on Thursday August 18 @ 6:30 pm...cost is $20 flat fee or FREE with a minimum  $30 catalog order. 

Come out and join the girls for an evening of card making fun!  

BONUS....those who attend this class will get the Holiday Catalog for FREE!!!!  

Can't attend the class?  You can purchase a catalog for just $2.50- email me to reserve your copy.  

 Remember, once you receive a confirmation email that your seat is reserved, you are committing to either the $20 fee or a $30 catalog order, even if you cannot attend the class. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Our Dear Friends Birthday.....the big joke gift....

Our dear friend David had a birthday recently, and Mike and I  decided to get him a big joke is the story: 

Here is his huge gift:

 With a birthday card on top: 

Here is the card I made him: 

and the hilarious message we wrote inside: 

A note on top of the first small box: 

I somehow did not get a picture of him opening the small was a diaper.. . . 

And here is the note on top of the big huge box: 

And here is a picture of him with his gift: 
 It was sooooooo funny.  Good thing he is a good sport....and to be honest was fun to see the joke on him for once cause he is always ribbing me. 

One last pic.....looks like he is planning his revenge....LOL! 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Just For You....a Pocket Card with Masking Technique!

This is a card we made in my July card class.  It features the beautiful line images from the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  The greeting is from the Watercolor Words stamp set. 

The surprise with this card is that it is a pocket card...when you open it there is an inside pocket that can hold a gift card, a treat or a special note! 

And here is the tutorial for you.....enjoy!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Create Your Own Custom DSP. . . A beautiful sympathy card using Stampin' Write Markers. . .

I taught this card in my July card class.  

We learned how to make our own custom designer series paper by stamping our own and coloring it in with Stampin' Write Markers.  

We used the beautiful images from the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  

The greeting is from the Rose Wonder stamp set. 

And. . . here is a tutorial so you can make one for yourself: 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

FIVE Sneak Peak Videos from the Holiday Catalog . . .

Today I have FIVE sneak peak videos for you showcasing new products from the Holiday catalog coming September 1st

Monday, August 1, 2016

Clear Block Stamping with Vintage Leaves. . . a gender neutral birthday!

This is a card I taught in my July card class.  

It features the clear block stamping technique and we used the wonderful image from the Vintage Leaves stamp set.
The greeting is from Watercolor Words stamp set. 

And here is a tutorial for you on how to make this card yourself: 

Friday, July 29, 2016

From the "waste" comes a thing of beauty. . . and a tip!

Remember yesterday I told you I was going to show you what I made from the waste from yesterday's card.....well this is it!  

I took the waste piece of whisper white where I had cut out the flourish for yesterdays card, and used the negative cutout by layering it on colored card stock.  No waste!  

Here is a close up again of these two GREAT bundles! 

Seriously check out these greetings.....oh yes and I have a tip for you......if you purchase the banner set....stamp your banners on vellum....cut them out with the dies and store them in your stamp case. 
 That way you can increase the versatility of these banner dies by using them with other stamp sets.....simply place the vellum image over other greetings to ensure they will fit!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Flourishing Phrases Bundle and Banners for You Bundle. . .

I recently made this card using the new Flourishing Phrases  Bundle and the Banners for You Bundle. 

Here are close ups of both bundles:  

You are going to LOVE the wonderful greetings in both of these sets!  

Come back tomorrow to see what i did with the "waste" from this card. . . 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

June Thank You Cards. . . Touches of Texture and Sunburst Sayings. . .

These are some of the thank you cards I made for June orders.  

I used the "OH SO AMAZING" new stamp set called Touches of Texture which I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!  

Here is a closeup of the images in this set.....

I am sure I am going to be using this set a lot and in combination with Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge.  

Now here is a close up of one of my cards:  

And here is a close up and a tip for you....see the little bee image......I colored his body with a gold wink of stella pen and his wings with the clear wink of stella pen.....cute!!