Thursday, March 25, 2021

Snailed It projects! Who doesn't love snail-mail?

Lots of requests for project dimensions for the Snailed It Class (I had a short video showing you the mailbox card and these projects)  click here to see the video!

Project 1, 2, 3, all come from a 6 x 6 piece



Project 1

The mustached snail horizontal card

Base 4 1/4 x 11, trim 1" from the front flap

Patterned Paper 4 ¼ x 4

Strip of contrasting Paper ¾ x 4

2 shapes from the Hippo Dies

Snail die cut with the die cut letters

Inside this card, stamp the snail and add a die cut envelope.


Project 2

Mini Envelope Cards with the "hello" letter

Base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half

Patterned Paper 4 ¼ x 1

Coastal Cabana Cardstock 1 ½ x 4 ¼

Die cut square shape, patterned paper 2 x 2, die cut envelope with die cut “hello”

Add a resin heart

3 You Melt My Heart Card

(with the Sweet Ice Cream set for the sentiment)

Base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half

Basic White 1 x 5 ¼, 2 ¼ x 5 ¼

Love you foils 1 x 5 ¼

Patterned Paper ¾ x 5 ¼

White heart, foil heart


Layer the patterned paper on the foil.  Add to the base of the card. Add the Basic White to the left and right with dimensionals. Add the hearts. Add the resin heart. Decorate the envelope.


I hope you make these projects, these cute snails will make you smile and I'm sure your recipients will love getting "snail mail"

Happy crafting, MaryKate

PS if you need the snail set, it's in my online store! Don't forget the host code and I'll send you free bling!

Video Mailbox card with envelopes using Snailed It from Stampin Up!

Big Mailbox Card - how fun is this!

Here's a video

click here to see a quick how-to video!


Dimensions and Details

Real Red 4 ¼ x 11

Background Patterned Paper 3 ¾ x 5


Mail box is Bermuda Bay 4 ¼ x 3, round the corners at the top. Cut out the “legs” with a trimmer ¼” from each edge and then ½” up from the bottom.


Make slit 1” from the top (to hold the envelopes) cut this about 2 ¼” long


Die cut 3 envelopes and fold them.


Add a “letter” die cut with a heart


Die cut the square and add die cut hearts and the die cut snail.


The greeting is stamped and cut up.

Inside is Basic White 3 ¾ x 5

Questions? please reach out, I'd love to connect

Happy crafting, MaryKate

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Easter Baskets - 4 fun ideas with a video

 I created a short video and show you how to quickly and easily put these 4 Easter baskets together

Click here for the video


Tulip Easter Basket for the Easter Duckie

Base (Granny Green) 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ scored at ¾ on all 4 sides

Handle is ½ x 6

Need 4 tulips and 8 leaves



Berry Basket

Base is 5 ¼ x 5 ¼ scored at 1 ¾ on all 4 sides

Handle is ½ x 6

Small flowers are a nice finish


Sheep basket

Base 4 ½ x 4 ½

Handle is ½ x 6


Handbag with window

Base (you need 2) 4 ¼ x 4 ¼ scored at 1 on 3 sides, and the top is scored at ½

Handle is ½ x 6

Happy crafting, happy Easter!


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Make a list and check it twice! Free shipping for 24 hours 3/17

Today's news is a list maker's dream! 

Stampin' Up! is ofrering FREE SHIPPING for one day only, tomorrow Wednesday, March 17th! So that means it's time to make your list and check it twice and get ready for the big free shipping day! There hasn't been a free shipping offer in AGES, so don't miss it! Remember it's only for 24 hours, so make that list and be ready to shop tomorrow!

Don't forget the host code, JECCY6SD

I have free stamp sets for all orders (til they are all gone!)  I'll put a free set in the mail to you as soon as I see your order (or email me so you can pick your set!)

Happy list making...happy shopping!


Monday, March 15, 2021

Easter baskets and Treat Packaging coming here Mar 17

Join me right here 7pm or on 6pm March 17 to see a short video on how to make these 4 easy Easter packaging!

I promise, quick and easy! And yes I'll have all the how-to, tips, and dimensions for you right here!

Let's get ready for Easter - it's early this year!  I'll be posting some pretty Easter cards too, later this week!

Easter is such a special time, let's celebrate,

Happy crafting MaryKate

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Paper Pumpkin - last day to signup for the Mountain / Nature inspired crafty kit


Last Day to Order the March Paper Pumpkin Kit


Wednesday, March 10th, is the last day to order this fun kit. This kit Includes:

  • Supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Includes 4 FREE stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box.
Here's a 30 second video so you can see what you'll get Click here to see the video

You can purchase a single month, 3 months (or more) or be a subscriber (and you can hit pause any time). Paper Pumpkin is a fun way to have a crafty experience, delivered to your door for under $30 including shipping.  

And here a link to take you to the Paper Pumpkin site to sign up.

Happy crafting MaryKate

Thursday, March 4, 2021

A Paper Handbag and Matching Triple Fold card

I have 2 fun projects for you today - both are easy but have a wow factor!  You can make both from 1 sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper.  I chose to use 2 different patterns.  Click here for the video to quickly put these 2 projects together.

The Handbag (which easily holds 4-6 cards and envelopes), perfect for Easter, May Day or Mother's Day

You’ll need 4 brads and if you wish some twine and or decoration for the bag.

DSP Cutting instructions.  Start with a 12 x 12 sheet

TTrim 2 pieces 12 x 1 – so you are left with a piece 10 x 12 – cut this to 10 x 8. Set aside the 4 x 10 and use this for cards.

2Score the handbag on the long 10” side at 4 and 6”

3Cut into these score lines 1 ¾ (all 4), now fold these 2” pieces onto the bottom of the bag and adhere down.

4Add tear n tape to the 2 side edges.

5Fold the side edges to form a bag.

6Create the 2 handles from the 12 x 1 by folding in half (but only in the middle of the handles)

7Round the corners of the bottom of the handles

8Punch a hole at the bottom of 4 handles and holes to match on the bag.

9Use the brads to secure the handles

1Add a bow and or a tassel if you wish

And the Triple Fold Card

Front DSP: 3 ¼ x 4 ½

Layer behind Front DSP 3 3/8 x 4 5/8

White 10 x 3 ¾ score at 5”

White 3 ¾ x 2 ¼

DSP 4 x 2 ½, 4 x ½, 4 x ½

Navy 8 ¼ x 4 ¼ and score at 5 ½

White for greeting – depends on the size of the greeting – mine above is 3 ¼ x ½, layer is 3 ½ x 3 5/8 in the video is 3 1/2 x 1 1/2, layer is 3 5/8 x 1 5/8

I hope you make these projects! email me if you have questions,

I'm guessing you have plenty of paper in your stash that would be perfect... but if you're looking for paper, ink, stamps, my online store is always open, just click on the shopping cart.

Happy crafting, MaryKate


Monday, March 1, 2021

IDEAS Blog Hop March 2021 with Travel and Adventure



Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for March 2021. We are 12 international Demonstrators with a 50 page full color tutorial bundle for you.  This month the theme is Travel and Adventure.  You will get 12 detailed tutorials with a range of projects including a mini album, cards, scrapbook pages, photo cards, Beach cards... so many fun ideas to let you "travel" with your crafting. The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.  

Here is our sneak peek collage for the March IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.  Each photo represents one designer's tutorial in our bundle.

I used the Memories & More cards in both the Dragonfly series and the Beautiful World.  You will get instructions to create this as a vertical card and horizontal, and as an easel card. You'll also get some ideas for other cards using these M&M cards.  I have about 10 photos so you can see how easily it goes together along with options.

All the details, how-to, dimensions and tips are in my tutorial. Lots of photos to make it easy to follow along.

I hope you like these projects and the projects from my fellow IDEAS demonstrators.  It's really a great bundle of inspiration for crafters or demonstrators looking for new ideas or workshop ideas.  Keep hopping so you can see all the creativity.   The bundle is about 55 pages of detailed full color instructions with 15+ projects (cards, 3D, and more!)

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me at Free to customers who purchase $35, or Free to my team members, or $15 by PayPal.  

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Thanks for stopping by. Please click on NEXT and visit Elizabeth in Canada the next talented IDEAS demonstrator! 

Happy Hopping! MaryKate

#Memories&More #StampinUp #Beautiful World #Dragonfly