Monday, July 19, 2021

Artistic Expressions

This is the final post (at least for a few weeks) using this fabulous set. The paper is stunning, and the stamp/die bundle is versatile and beautiful!

Card top left uses a die from from the Contours set for hello, but otherwise it's all from Artistic Expressions.  The card top middle shows you a sneak peek of the big leafy die.  The card to the right has lovely gold accents with the foil and the ribbon.  Love all these bright colors!

If you need tips, dimensions of the cards or layers, just reach out to

I'll let you know when the paper comes back in stock!

Happy crafting MaryKate

Friday, July 16, 2021

More (peachy) Expressions in Ink

 Following on from yesterday's post, 2 more "Expressions in Ink" cards, these using the Papaya focused paper. 

They both feature the paper with the peachy look - the color is Pale Papaya - can you see the gold in the paper? I love the Pear Pizzazz coordination.  

Card on the left uses shapes from the Epherma pack, along with Gold Shimmer ribbon. The greeting on the left is from the set Biggest Wish.  There are 1/16" strips of gold foil, to create a focus for the paper. 

Card on the right has the matching Pale Papaya ribbon with the greeting from the Artistic Expressions set die cut with the Contour dies.  Simple cards but I love this look. 

I'll be putting on another class soon using this fun set and great paper, email me with questions on tips, dimensions etc!

happy stamping MaryKate

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Expressions in Ink with Gold Accents

 Finally this gorgeous paper is back in stock, it's the Expressions in Ink! Click on the shopping cart if you are interested... rumor has it, it will sell quickly!

Lots of different ways to add gold accents.

Above I layered gold foil below the paper, used gold embossing for the hello greeting and added 5 gold shimmer dots.  The envelope uses the big stamp with the "swirling" image.

This card uses gold leafing.  Gold leafing can be applied with Heat and Stick powder or other adhesives. I used liquid Tombow glue with a toothpick, drawing fine lines of glue on the image (created with the big "swirling" stamp.  Let the glue dry about 5-10 min so there is no white glue showing (it will still be sticky).  Then press on gold leafing and remove excess leafing with a dry sponge.

This card uses the gold leaves from the Ephemera pack and the gold 6 sided figure. I also used gold shimmer ribbon on the card.  The back of the pink paper is the fun gold-striped paper.  The pink flowers are make with Shimmer vellum with a gold dot in the center. 

I added gold with this card using the large die from this Artistic Expression bundle - the dies are super. This big flower image and a big leaf are some of the fun elements.  You'll see vellum underneath the gold.

Of course all the cards used the paper with the gold element "shot through" the pattern. I hope you can see this through the vellum.

An amazing stamp and die set, I highly recommend this and the paper.  Click on the shopping cart and search for "expressions" to see it all.

Happy crafting MaryKate

PS. Christmas in July is July 25, 30 and 31 lots of options for capacity, email me for details of this fun, big event with 10+ projects, prizes, stamp sets, dies and so many giveaways!!

Or email me if you have questions, need dimensions of the paper for any of the cards -- or hey -- just to chat!!

Monday, July 5, 2021

July 2021 IDEAS Blog Hop

 Welcome to the IDEAS Blog Hop for July 2021 - our Favo(u)rite Suites


Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for July 2021. We are 10 international Demonstrators with a 50 page full color tutorial bundle for you.  This month the theme is our favorite suites (or favourite for our Canadian, Australian and UK demos!) with projects featuring many suites.  You'll want to make them all.  You will get 10 detailed tutorials with a range of projects.  The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.

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

I made "a Peachy Day" card with matching box.   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 Sara in the UK the next talented IDEAS demonstrator! 

Happy Hopping! MaryKate

#Peach #StampinUp 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Designer Series Paper sale starts today!

The Designer Series Paper Sale Is Here!

It’s the middle of the year and are you itching to revamp your paper collection without breaking the bank? Fortunately, the Designer Series Paper Sale this July will help you (and me!) do just that.

During this promotion (1 July–2 August), you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the Annual Catalog! It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper. Let me know if you’d like take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale. I’d be happy to place an order for you and if you wish combine with mine to save on shipping!

Or feel free to click on the shopping cart (to the right) and browse the online store.  Don't forget the host code to get a gift from me in the mail!

Let me know if you need anything

Happy shopping, MaryKate