Friday, September 30, 2022

World Card Making Day Blog Hop

World Card Making Blog Hop

To celebrate World Card Making Day, I am participating in Kathryn's World Card Making  Day Blog Hop of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from All Around the World to share a card. 

Kathryn challenged demos to post our cards within a week to someone special, as we all forget sometimes to send cards that we make and they just sit in a box. 

As an avid card maker and enjoyer of papercrafts, I was happy to join such a wonderful group of blog hoppers to celebrate World Card Making Day. 

To go to Kathryn's Blog and the start of the hop Click Here:

Here is my card! 

I'm continuing to make cards with the Hues of Happiness 12 x 12 Designer Paper, which I totally love.  Originally I just bought the paper, but I decided to purchase the stamp set last week and I can't wait to get busy with it when it arrives.  

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: 

  • Perennial Birthday (Retired) 

Card Stock:  

  • Coastal Cabana card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" and scored at 5 1/4"
  • Night of Navy mat for cover 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White sentiment mat front cover 1" x 3 7/8" and inside mat 4 x 5 1/4"


  • Hues of Happiness 3 7/8" x 5" 


  • Flowers fussy cut from Hues of Happiness Paper for card front and interior.
  • Basic Jewels Rhinestones coloured with Starry Night Blends
  • This card is being sent to my good Aussie friend Cheryl in Brisbane. A little late but hope to post this afternoon.

How about you want to join in a fun event?  If so Stampin' Up! is hosting a Happy World Card Making Day crafting event.  Here's the details.  
If you get lost on the Kathryn's World Card Making Day Blog Hop or one of the links are broken here are a list of the participates, they would love to receive some stampin' love, so if you have time please leave a comment that you have visited.  Thanks for dropping by:

Stampin' Up!s 2022

Who can attend:     Anyone!
When:                     1 October from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (MT)
Where:                     Online
Price of Event:         Free
Registration Dates*: 11 August–1 October (Registration is not required)
Language of Event:  Most of the event will be presented in English with language interpretation voiceover and subtitles in English, French, German, and Dutch. One bundle presentation will take place in your market’s language.

*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding event details.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event! There will be three cardmaking presentations and we’d love to have you craft along with us. If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway! It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be


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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Get Ready for September 15th 24 Hour Stamp Sale!


September 15th is a stamp-tacular sale day for Stampin' Up and a great opportunity for you.    If you’ve had your eye on a certain stamp set or two (or ten) from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, then we have some exciting news! 

On 15 September, these stamps will be 15% off for 24 hours! You heard right, most of the stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale! And, no discount code is necessary—the 15% off discount will be applied automatically.  Note: this sale does not apply to hostess sets. 

Whether you're looking to expand your own collection or want to do some early Christmas shopping and stock up on favorite sets to give as gifts, you won't want to miss out on this stamp-tacular sale and opportunity! 

Check out the available stamps sets on the 24 Hour Stamp Sale Flyer by clicking here: 

The sale starts at 12:01am September 15th and ends at 10:00pm MT.   Look for "Stamp Sale" on my blog to click to the catalogue links (but not before the 15th).  

Happy Stamping!
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Monday, September 12, 2022

Ho, Ho, Ho - Paper Pumpkin Kit


‘Tis the season to make your own Christmas cards with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday d├ęcor and look great on mantles everywhere. 

Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 festive cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit. 

And word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! 

With so much coordination between products, you’ll have a breeze at creating a cohesive look for all your holiday gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself!


Name of Kit: Ho Ho Ho

This kit includes:

  • Ho Ho Ho Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed die cuts
  • Die-cut labels
  • Iridescent foil die-cut snowflakes
  • Vellum
  • Vanilla epoxy dots
  • Adhesive dots
  • Mini Dimensionals

Finished Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm) 

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: 

Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

How Do I Get It:

If you aren't subscribing to Paper Pumpkin already, here's your chance to join in the fun and you'll be all set for the holiday season.  These holiday kits go fast so  don't wait too long, or you'll miss out on this fun kit.  

Use my link to join, it's that simple:  

Penny Hanuszak Paper Pumpkin Link

Once you're signed up let me know so I can add you to my PDF information for Alternate ways to use this kit. 

Note:  The Promotion for this kit ends on October 10th, 2022.  

Happy Stamping!
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Friends & Family Christmas Wish

I haven't had much stamping time this past week, and I'm falling behind on my Christmas card making so I decided to get my creative juices going by doing a sketch challenge. 

I found a sketch on the Freshly Made Sketches site that was a bit of a challenge for me, as I'm not into layered pieces that much.  Once I got busy with the design, my card came together pretty quickly.  

 Freshly Made Sketches challenge #552

Here's My Card:

Use your imagination and create a scene when you're working on a sketch.  It will give the card more life and meaning.  For this one I was imagining a couple spending time together at a winter lodge or some other family gathering place like a cabin in the woods. Their children or grandchildren are ice skating, and they are watching from a bench or wall and enjoying the family time and creating memories.

I stamped the image of the family holding hands in Smokey Slate and then stamped the sentiment Family & Friends in Poppy Parade.  I had a left over piece of the Poppy Parade DSP so added it to the bottom of the card layer.  The Whisper White layer measures 4" x 5 1/4".  

The garland around the die cut is from the Window Wishes Stamp set and is stamped in Mint Macaroon and highlighted with Shady Spruce. The trees are from Trees for Sale and stamped in the same colours. The outfits on the man and woman were coloured with Stampin Blends and the Balmy Blue sky was applied with a blending brush. The beautiful little bow is a die cut from the Window Wishes Dies. I stamped and coloured the couple on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and then fussy cut the image before mounting it with dimensionals at the bottom of the die cut. The sentiment from Family & Friends was stamped with Versa Mark on a scrap of Poppy Parade cardstock and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Materials Used:

Stamp Sets: Family & Friends and Trees for Sale, Window Wishes 

Family & Friends - Red Cling Rubber Stamp Set 

Window Wishes Stamp and Die Bundle 

Trees for Sale 

Card Stock:  Whisper White for A2 card base, 4 x 3 piece for die cut, and 4 x 5 1/4" for inside layer; Mint Macaroon 4 x 5 1/4 for mat; scrap of Poppy Parade for Bow

Designer Paper:  Poppy Parade DSP, 4 x 3 piece of plaid from Sale-A-Bration Rings of Love DSP.

Blends:  Smokey Slate, Mint Macaroon, Shady Spruce, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Crumb Cake

Ink:  Mint Macaroon, Shady Spruce, Versa Mark, Balmy Blue, Smokey Slate

Accessories:  Stamp Cut & Emboss machine, Window wishes Dies (bow), Basic Rhinestones, Red Rhinestone, White Embossing Powder, Blending Brush and Dimensionals.

Well that's another Christmas card finished, and although it wasn't my typical card style I enjoyed doing something different.  I'm looking forward to making a few more cards with the Family & Friends stamp set, and mixing it again with the Trees for Sale set. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and my interpretation of the Freshly Made Sketch #552.  I'd love to hear your comments, so drop me a note and make my day!  Cheers.


Penny Hanuszak, CDN Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Faux Step Card

In mid-August one of my wonderful stamping friends, Debby Evoy, came for a day visit. What fun we had!  After catching up on our lives, and looking at lots of card samples, Debby showed me a new card technique she learned from one of her stamping groups.  This fancy fold is called a "Faux Step Card".  

This card was made using the Wonderful World bundle of dsp and stamps from the recent Sale-A-Bration promotion in July and August.  OMG after working with this bundle I regret I didn't get it before the sale ended as the floral images are simply stunning and full of detail.

This weekend my dear brother and wife are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.  Even though a 30th anniversary is very special all on it's own, it's extra special for them, as my brother has Alzheimer's Disease.  I felt their continuing love story deserved a very special and meaningful card.  

To achieve this I dissected one of the beautiful envelopes from August's Sweet Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit for the designer paper panels. Generally I'm not fond of bright colours but when I paired Melon Mambo with Evening of Evergreen for the base and mats I was really pleased. These combined colours really were the perfect choice for highlighting this artistic envelope paper. 

I combined a retired stamp set called Embrace Each Moment with a terrific new alphabet/number set called Alphabest for the focal point of the card face.   

Alphabest is a 73 piece Photopolyer Stamp Set that includes, letters, numbers and symbols and come with a coordinating punch called Best Label when you purchase the bundle.  So worth it.  

Because I'm currently working on de-stashing my Christmas supplies my third sample features a retired designer paper called Christmas Time is Here and a Cherry Cobbler base.  I haven't added sentiments to this card yet, as I'm trying to make up my mind 


Card Step Base: 4-1/4″ x 9″ cardstock scored on the 9″ side at 1-1/4″, 2-1/2″, and 5-3/4″.  Use bone folder to burnish the folds.  Front Mountain, Valley Mountain.

Center Step Panel: 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 5-1/2″, DSP 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″.  This piece is centered and glued flush at the bottom of the front mountain fold step, and to the back panel.  Glue is applied to the inside. 

DSP on bottom step: 1″ x 4″, 

DSP on bigger step: 3″ x 4″, 

Inside or Outside Back Panel: Whisper White 3″ x 4″

Note:  I used mats on the first and second cards so I adjusted all the mat measurements by an eighth of an inch larger than DSP. 

I hope you enjoyed these cards and thank you for visiting my site.  I'd love to hear your comments and whether you've made the Faux Step Card.

For me the Faux Step Card is a much simpler and faster way of creating a "Two Step or Center Step" card which involves some cutting and measuring.  Before you leave, check out this Nautical Card I created several years ago, and one of my all time favourite card samples.  
Two Step Center Step Card.   Click here to see the directions. 

Happy Stamping!

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Perfect Partners Promotion September 1-30, 2022


Stampin' Up! is offering a new promotion during the month of September and it's all about pairs. It's called Perfect Partners.

They've created six great new dies to coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and/or while supplies last and will not be offered in any catalog or other promotion.

Click here to check out the flyer.

If you're interested in these dies but have already purchased the stamp set(s) no worries, the dies are available separately too.  If you're buying as a bundle, you'll save 10% off the retail price so now's the time to put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more papercrafting fun! Order now!

Happy Stamping!
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Welcome to September!  
I don't know how we got here so quickly this year, the last time I looked we were sweltering in summer sun and enjoying beach time.  Now we're looking forward to fall and hopefully an extended sunny weather period (without the extreme heat).  

I have a new Hostess Code to share with you for this month, it is TKSQCAYV 

Any online orders placed in my shop valued between $50 and $199 before S&H and sales tax will qualify for a FREE appreciation gift.  Simply add my Hostess Code before leaving the shopping cart area on your order form and you'll automatically be added to my free gift list.  Gifts are mailed or delivered within two weeks of closing. 

If your order is over $200 no worries you will automatically earn "Stampin' Rewards" based on your total order that can be redeemed for free product.  

Order from me during the month of September using my HOSTESS CODE and you'll receive this beautiful Red and White Glimmer Paper as my gift.  

Click on this link and my September Hostess Code will automatically appear on your shopping cart.  Can't get any simpler than that! 

Click here to go to my 24/7 Online Store 

Happy Stamping!
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