Time for you to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products! What’s the big occasion? On Wednesday, 8 December 2021, get FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $50 USD!

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The Seasonal Sale is here!

Sorry I’m a day late, but there’s a sale going on and I finally got back online with my blog, so here it is!


  • The sale will run for three days only – it ends on Thursday, November 18th.
  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only. Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.
  • Please note that items available vary by market based on shipping constraints and product availability.

Click here to shop the sale – and as always, please let me know if I can help out in any way!

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Hey, hey!

I got the blog fixed – yay! I have to say, I don’t like change when it has to do with technology, haha.

Here’s a card I made awhile back – no one likes to have to make a card for this occasion, but since it’s made with lots of love and caring, I hope it matters even in a small way.

I used an old sentiment, but most everything else is current. AND the stamp set and dies are from the July-December Holiday Mini catalog! I used the Nature’s Harvest Bundle, item # 156813, but if you only wanted the dies or the stamp set, those are sold separately as well. View page 56 of the catalog for those item numbers. The link is on my right side bar, finally! Or you can just click here.

I took this photo with it just laying on top of my desk, and even though I took some from outside, this one looks more true color-wise, so I went with it. You cannot tell, but I used some Wink of Stella in gold on the stalks of wheat, which look pretty in person. 🙂

I have another post coming that includes a SALE that ends tomorrow, so don’t miss that one! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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A bit of trouble

Hi! Things got a little weird over here at the blog and my right side-bar disappeared, all except for the Archives portion. Not sure how that happened, but I’m trying to get everything back up to snuff. I’ll be adding to the sidebar slowly – it’s a process! And WordPress changed everything and it’s been hard for this old brain to figure it out! As soon as I started, the Archived portion was gone! Yikes.

I have a few projects to add, but am going to have to wait until I get a bit more situated. Hope you can bear with me! In the meantime, use THIS LINK or the one below to view my shopping site.

Thanks for your patience! And please feel free to email me at paper underscore addict at msn. com (type all of that out into your email). I’ll be happy to help!

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Special birthday

My daughter’s birthday is coming up and she LOVES things that are foiled and have sparkle. The Love You Always Specialty DSP has beautifully foiled paper so I knew I had to get that out and get crackin’! Don’t worry – she will not see this post!

Quite a few things on this card are retiring in a week – on 5/3/21 so I wanted to make sure you get a look at the card before they’re gone for good. The supplies I used are linked below. If the link doesn’t take you to the item intended, it means it’s no longer available. But I can assure you there will be lots of other lovely items to choose from!

Edited to correct: the Lovely You stamp set is not retiring as the original post indicated.

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Blushing Bride 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock, item #131198

Rococo Rose 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock, item # (retiring)

Basic White 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock, item #159276

Love You Always Specialty DSP, item #154280 (Mini catalog, ends 6/2021)

Blushing Bride Stamp Pad, item #147100

Sahara Sand Stamp Pad, item #147117

Blushing Bride 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon, item #154283 (Mini catalog, ends 6/2021). This would be a good duplicate for the retired Blushing Bride ribbon I used.

Memento Tuxedo Black Pad, item #132708

Posted For You stamp set, item #152621 (retiring)

Lovely You stamp set, item #152525

Rectangular Postage Stamp punch, item #152709

Tasteful Labels Dies, item #152886

Many Medallions Dies, item #153584 (retiring)

Woven Threads Sequin Assortment, item #149498 (retiring)

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, item #149653

Stampin’ Dimensionals, item #104430

Multipurpose Liquid Glue, item #110755

The Tulip Magnolia tree is such a pretty tree. It has pink to purple flowers instead of white or yellow – what a gorgeous site to behold in the spring here in the south. Luckily I can see these each spring, but I will miss the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set with coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies when they retire!

But that’s not the only thing on my card that is retiring! The Many Medallions Dies and the Purple Posey Stampin’ Blends, which I used to color the blooms, will also be retiring. I also used the Peony Garden DSP to stamp the sentiment on. All these items, plus many more great choices are only available until 5/4/21 or until supplies last.

Check out the retiring items here.

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The stamp set Rooted in Nature is one of my favorite stamp sets. It’s the first one I ordered when it came out and sadly is now retiring. I mean, I’m keeping it of course, but it I won’t be as apt to showcase it again on my blog because of that fact. There is also a coordinating die set, too! The sentiment is from a long retired set, but this simple layout allows for many different sentiments to be used. 🙂

You can view all the retiring items by clicking here – be sure to get them before they are no longer available or sell out, but for sure no later than 5/3/21. The items in the new catalog will be available to order on 5/4/21 , so check back soon!

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Here’s a rare offer from Stampin’ Up! – on Wednesday, 3/17/21 you will receive free shipping on any order $50 or more!

  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 USD or more (before tax).
  • Free shipping is good for 17 March 2021.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion. 
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping, too!
  • Sorry, Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help placing an order!

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Paper Blooms DSP

Here is a card I made using a free item out of the new Sale-A-Bration 2021 catalog – a 12″ x 12″ pack of Designer Series Paper called Paper Blooms. I love that this paper pack is double-sided with a great mix of beautiful florals as well as neutral patters to choose from. This paper pack coordinates with the Pretty Perennials Bundle from the new Jan. – July 2021 mini catalog, too. Click on my right side-bar to view any of the catalogs.

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2021 brings you all much health and happiness!

And Happy New Catalog! There are so many things to love about the new seasonal catalog. It covers so many important occasions for celebration and includes a variety of stamp sets, paper, tools, and embellishments for you to use to shine a spotlight on whichever celebration (or more!) you choose!

Just take a look at the beauty right here. And then click here to shop around if you like. I’ll be here for you if you have any questions or need any help.

And I know many of you already know, but for those who don’t, today starts the BEST promotion of the year!

During Sale-a-Bration, you can earn exclusive items from the Sale-a-Bration brochure for purchases from the Annual Catalog, the new 2021 Mini Catalog, the Clearance Rack or other Online items (like Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions). Like last year, Stampin’ Up! is offering two levels of Sale-a-Bration items this year:

  • Free with $50 Purchase. For every $50 you spend, you can select one Level One item to add to your order. Here are the items included in the Level One offering:
    • Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper (#155222)
    • Darling Donkeys Stamp Set (#155264)
    • Approaching Perfection Stamp Set (#155282)
    • Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (#155225)
    • Corner Bouquet Stamp Set (#155273)
    • Heal Your Heart Stamp Set (#155291)
    • Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (#155223)
  • Free with $100 Purchase. For every $100 you spend, you can select one Level Two item to add to your order. Here are the items included in the Level Two offering:
    • A Touch of Ink Stamp Set (#155233)
    • Berry Blessings Stamp Set + Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (#157613)

Click here to view the 2021 SAB Catalog.

I’ll be back soon with a little something I made using one of my favorite stamp sets from the new catalog.

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People are so creative!

Look at this adorable and timely card my friend Amanda D. sent to me! And how did she know this was one of my favorite paper packs of all time? I don’t think she did – we just happen to share similar tastes, I discovered. I miss you too, Amanda! Miss our stamping together. 🙂

I just had to share with you all. It looks like this type of card will be relevant for quite some time.

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I know a lot of you have been waiting for this sale and it’s finally here! During the whole month of October you can get 15% off as many qualifying packs of Designer Series Paper (DSP) that you want…or uh, need!

CLICK HERE to view the flier and see what papers are available. You can also go to the previous post to view the names and item numbers, etc. for each paper pack that is on sale and what catalog to find it in. Please click on my right sidebar to find the catalog links, etc.

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Here are 2 cards using the Plaid Tidings DSP in the Holiday Mini catalog. I LOVE plaid and these papers come in 6″ x 6″ so are perfect for creating cards. This above card uses a fall color palette and I just love it! The Plaid Tidings DSP doesn’t list the new In Color Bumblebee as one of the colors, but I used it and I think it works. I wanted to use the adorable Bumblebee ribbon and cardstock, so I just went for it!

The one above has a bit of a mistake on it – I used 2 different grays – oops! But I don’t mind, and actually in person it looks better because the white isn’t as pronounced as it appears here in the photo – it just evens it out I guess.

Now for the information on the paper sale!


  • Order online or through me – just shoot me an email (see right side bar)
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.

Here are the paper packs that will be on sale:

  • ARTISTRY BLOOMS DSP, Item # 152495, pg 148 Annual Catalog
  • TIS THE SEASON 6″ X 6″ DSP, Item # 153489, pg 31 Holiday Mini
  • FOREVER GREENERY DSP, Item # 1521492, pg 148 Annual Catalog
  • POINSETTIA PLACE DSP, Item # 153487, pg 15 Holiday Mini
  • TRIMMING THE TOWN DSP, Item # 153491, pg 25 Holiday Mini
  • PLAID TIDINGS 6″ X 6″ DSP, Item # 153527, pg 57 Holiday Mini
  • TOILE TIDINGS DDSP, Item #150432, pg 34 Annual Catalog
  • PEONY GARDEN DSP, Item # 152483, pg 149 Annual Catalog
  • WHALE OF A TIME 6″ X 6″ DSP, Item # 152460, pg 150 Annual Catalog
  • HEARTWARMING HUGS DSP, Item # 153492, pg 9 Holiday Mini
  • MAGIC IN THIS NIGHT DSP, Item # 153517, pg 53 Annual Catalog
  • SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR DSP, Item # 153512, pg 37 Holiday Mini
  • IN GOOD TASTE DSP, Item # 152494, pg 148 Annual Catalog
  • PLAYING WITH PATTERNS 6″ X 6″ DSP, Item # 152490, pg 149 Annual Catalog
  • PLAYFUL PETS DSP, Item # 152489, pg 149 Annual Catalog

I’ll be touching base once the sales starts as a friendly reminder!

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You are the best

Here’s a card I made using some items from the In Good Taste Suite, found on pages 122-124 of the 2020-2021 catalog.

I love everything about this suite. While this card has a feminine feel, the suite really has great options for masculine projects as well, mostly due to the amazing In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I just love how everything coordinates. And the paper is a dream! There are also twice as many sheets in this pack than regular DSP packs. You can save 10% by ordering the Tasteful Touches Bundle, which includes the Tasteful Touches stamp set and Tasteful Labels Dies!

Since I don’t yet have the Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, I just stamped the flower in Rococo Rose ink, then very carefully added more color with the Blender Pens dipped in some ink. I either push the ink pad lid down to get some ink on the inside of the lid and use that, or it’s actually easier to just put a drop of ink from the ink refill inside the lid, then use the Blender Pen to pick up some of that ink. You do have to go easy on applying with the Blender Pen so as not to rough up the Whisper White cardstock. Prolonged rubbing will start to erode the paper a bit. A great alternative would be to use some Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper to stamp the flower on and then color it with regular ink.

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Smoky Slate cardstock, item #131202
Basic White cardstock, item # 159276
Night of Navy ink pad, item # 147110
Gray Granite ink pad, item # 147118
Rococo Rose ink pad, item # 150080
Rococo Rose ink refill, item # 150089
Blender Pens (pack of 3), item # 102845

Tasteful Touches Bundle, item # 154098 (use this for a 10% savings on both the stamp set & die set below!) OR buy one or the other below

Tasteful Touches stamp set (cling), item # 152562
Tasteful Labels dies, item # 152886
Stampin’ Dimensionals, item # 104430
Multipurpose Liquid Glue, item # 110755

Witching time already?

The first thing my son said when I showed him this card was, “Isn’t it a little too early for Hallowe’en?” It’s really my fault – I shouldn’t have shown him the card. He doesn’t get it! He likes video games and he’s also super smart. What I didn’t get in smarts – I got in the need to create. Different strokes!

I used two stamp sets for the first time on this card – the Festive Post stamp set from the new mini catalog and the Buffalo Check background stamp, which has been around for awhile but I had never inked it up. The Festive Post stamp set ALSO has images for Christmas/Holiday/Winter and LOVE! It has several images that work perfectly with the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch, definitely one of my very favorites from the new 20-21 catalog!

The trees are from the Snow Front stamp set. I had used that stamp set last year – it’s a great set for winter. I also used a retired color, Delightful Dijon, for the brooms and cardstock with the sentiment. I just didn’t want a bright yellow and there isn’t a current color that I liked better. The bats look a bit blue in the photo, but they are indeed black! The card measures 4 3/4″ x 4″. Supplies used are below.

Anyway, this one came together quickly and now I have time to mail it out to get to the recipient on time! Yes, that’s a thing!

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Basic Gray cardstock, item # 121044
Basic White cardstock, 159276
Delightful Dijon cardstock (retired)
Delightful Dijon ink pad or marker (retired)
Pumpkin Pie ink pad or marker, item # 147086 OR
Regals markers, item # 147155
Basic Gray ink pad, item # 149165
Early Espresso ink pad or marker, item # 147114 OR
Neutrals markers, item # 147158
Soft Suede ink pad or marker, item # 147115 OR
Neutrals markers, item # 147158
Black Memento ink pad or marker, item # 132708 OR
Basic Black marker, item # 100082
Buffalo Check stamp (cling), item # 151372 OR
Buffalo Check stamp (wood), item #147797
Festive Post stamp set (clear), item # 153460
Snow Front stamp set (clear), item # 150483
Rectangular Postage Stamp punch, item # 152709
Stampin’ Dimensionals, item # 104430
Multipurpose Liquid Glue, item # 110755

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