Wednesday, January 12, 2022

In the Wild Card for my Class Participants


This past Saturday, January 8th, I held an In-Person card class for kids.  What fun!  We created 20, yes 20, note cards in just three hours.  The kids were fantastic and their parents/grandparents were wonderful helpers and cheerleaders too!  I'm looking forward to bringing more kids classes soon.

After each class, I always send a thank you for participating.  Here is the card that I am sending.  So appropriate using Special Moments stamp set, FREE with a $100 product order during Saleabration, along with the fun In The Wild Designer Series Paper!

Here are the measurements:

Cajun Craze 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored 4 1/4

In The Wild 4 x 5 1/4 and 3 x 4, and your favorite animal fussy cut out

Evening Evergreen 3 1/8 x 4 1/8 and a 2 1/2 inch circle, embossed with Bark 3D

Basic White 4 x 5 1/4 for inside panel and Ornate Frames die cut

You can make this card too!

Click here for my video instructions, plus all the details to the product and the Host Code information to earn the Matte Black Dots for free with a qualifying order.  Host Code 3APTPJJV from January 1-31, 2022.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Click on the links below to see the products used in this tutorial.  To shop at on online store, click here.

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Friendly Hello Saleabration Ordering Special


Friendly Hello Ordering Special
January 7-13, 2022

Host Code RYVUGB4G

Sale-a-bration is back!  Earn free, exclusive products for ever $50 and $100 spent!

Place a minimum online Stampin’ Up! order from January 7 – 13, 2022 using the Host RYVUGB4G and receive the following:

$50 minimum order (before tax and shipping):  I will mail you the pieces to make one each of my Friendly Hello Note Card Class shown in my YouTube video on January 7, 2022.  Please note I cannot send stamped images so you will need to use your own stamp sets and inks or you can select the Friendly Hello Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper, Item #159990 as your FREE Saleabration reward with your $100+ product order. 

$100+ orders will get you all of the above, plus a full package of Opal Rounds.

Please do not use the host code for $150+ orders so you can receive the host rewards.  You will still receive the perks above.

All orders UNDER $150, please use Host Code RYVUGB4G.

If you would like to watch my replay, click on the video image below.  

To place an online order, click here.

Thank you so much for shopping with me!  I appreciate you.

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

January Card Club Featuring Heart & Home and Blessings of Home Bundle


I’m very excited to release Heart & Home / Blessings of Home card designs for January Card Club. The floral designs are captivating, while the gray/white woodgrain designs take the cards to a new level. Linen Thread is thin and light to add a simple softness. Classic Matte Dots are a new embellishment option from the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. The black, white, vanilla, and gray options of the Matte Dots bring it all together.
To learn more and to register, please email for the informational and registration link. Registration closes at 8pm on January 20th.
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Monday, December 27, 2021

Flowing Flowers Swap Card

I'm starting to break out the stamp sets from the upcoming 2022 Mini Catalog plus Designer Series Paper from the Saleabration brochure.  If you need a catalog, please email

I had a lot of fun creating this card using some wonderful Stampin' Up! colors.  Here are the products I used:

Stamp Set:  Flowing Flowers

Cardbase:  Granny Apple Green 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored 4 1/4
Basic Black:  3 7/8 x 5 1/8
Friendly Hello DSP:  1 x 5 
Basic White:  2 5/8 x 5
Basic White:  4 x 5 1/4 for the inside
Basic White sentiment strip:  1/2 x 3 cut down after stamping
Highland Heather & Granny Apple Green for the die cut flowers
Medium Basic White Envelope

Highland Heather
Daffodil Delight
Balmy Blue
Granny Apple Green

Flowers of Home Dies, which come from the upcoming Mini Catalog

Video Instructions from my Facebook Replay can be seen by clicking on the video below.

How I Created The Card:
To create this card, I first stamped the flowers and sentiment with the ink colors listed above,  Make sure you stamp the inside panel and envelope to coordinate the entire project.

I then adhered the DSP and stamped panel onto the Basic Black panel, making sure I had about an 1/8 of an inch in-between the two panels.  I wrapped around the Glittered Organdy Ribbon, securing on the backside of the panel with Stampin' Seal +.  Next, I added five Stampin' Dimensionals and adhered the panel to the card base.  The sentiment is popped up with more Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added the two die cut flowers adhering with Liquid Glue.  The inside panel is adhered with Stampin' Seal and I finished the card off by embellishing with Polished Dots, which come from the new Mini catalog!

I made a total of 20 card for a team card swap that I am in.  I hope everyone likes the card as much as I do.  

If you are interested in joining Stampin' Up! and the Inspired Daisies team of stampers, please feel free to call or text me at 802-338-7890.  I would be happy to speak with you.  You can also email me at

Have a great day!

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Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry & Bright from The McNall's


Merry Christmas from The McNall's
From the McNall's to you and yours, we would like to wish you a very special Christmas. May your time with family and friends be Merry & Bright.

Today we are spending time with our youngest son, and in late January our CT family will be visiting. We miss them on this special day, but know they are also celebrating with their families closer to home.

Take time to call a friend or family member that you haven't spoken to in a while. Send a card in the mail to spread the joy of Happy Mail. Go for a walk and take in nature that surrounds you.

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you for making my year with Stampin' Up! a fabulous one. I enjoy bringing paper crafting to your inbox and social media My goal in 2022 is to bring you lots more because it's what I like to do, and liking what you do, makes it so much fun. Take special note of my Designer Series Paper giveaway by clicking here.

Merry Christmas, Happy 2022, and Be Well,

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Friday, December 17, 2021

Blessings of Home


Tonight, I am showcasing a cased card design by Claire Daley of Australia, which I found on Pinterest.  The measurements for this card are:

Cardbase:  4 1/4 x 11, scored 5 1/2

Fresh Freesia:  3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Heart & Home DSP:  1 7/8 x 2 7/8 (2)

Heart & Home DSP:  1 7/8 x 2 1/8 (2)

Vellum Cardstock Scrap for floral die cut

Garden Green Scrap for foliage die cuts

Basic White for Stitched So Sweetly die cut

Basic White 4 x 5 ¼

Medium Basic White Envelope

To watch a replay of my YouTube live, click on the video below.

Visit my website to be added to my email list and to learn more about my In-person Classes, along with Retreats, Kits in the Mail, Joining Stampin’ Up! & Inspired Daisies Team of Stampers

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Monday, December 13, 2021

Make It Monday with a Quick Card


Make It Monday with a Quick Card
Well I am challenging myself to take on the world of Facebook Lives and will be featuring quick cards you can make on Monday nights. These quick card classes will be a fun way to craft together making it simple and easy to mass produce card designs.

Tonight I shared Artistically Inked and and Expressions in Ink. Turn the heat up with Magenta Madness. It's a super bright and bold color.  To learn more, click here.

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

2022 Designer Series Paper Share from the Mini Catalog Now OPEN!


Paper Share Reservations Now Open!

Click HERE to Reserve yours today!

2022 January-June Mini Catalog Paper Share Includes:

96 pieces of Designer Series Paper from 8 packs of Designer Series Paper from the 2022 Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalog

Cost: $33 per paper share plus $8.25 Priority Shipping (includes tracking)

Your Designer Series Paper Share of 96 pieces includes the following:

  • Abstract Beauty Specialty DSP 4” x 6” (12 sheets) – this is a new size 4x6 from Stampin’ Up!
  • Artfully Composed DSP 6” x 6” (12 sheets)
  • Flowering Fields DSP 6” x 6” (12 sheets)
  • Heart & Home DSP 6” x 6” (12 sheets)
  • Hey Sports Fan DSP 6” x 6” (12 sheets)
  • New Horizons DSP 6” x 6” (12 sheets)
  • Sweet Talk DSP 6” x 6” (12 sheets)
  • Symbols of Fortune Specialty DSP 6” x 6” (12 sheets)
  • Daffodil Afternoon Saleabration DSP 6” x 6” (12 sheets) – added BONUS for FREE

RESERVE your Designer Series Paper share NOW!

IMPORTANT: If you do not receive an email confirmation from me within 24 hours of signing up, please email me here. With this busy world we live in, I do not want to miss any registrations.

Once I have your reservation form, I will put you on the list and email a PayPal invoice on December 28, 2021. Deadline to Pay is January 2, 2022. PLEASE double check your address on your PayPal account. I am not responsible for misdirected shipments due to wrong addresses or names on your account. 

Designer Series Paper Share is for U.S. addresses only.


December 28, 2021: PayPal invoice will be sent from Karen (Inspired By Gram) to those individuals reserving a Designer Series Paper Share

January 2, 2022: Deadline to Pay – this offer is closed on January 2, 2022

January 4, 2022: Karen will order your Designer Series Paper

January 10-15, 2022: Karen will cut, label, bag, and package all Designer Series Paper Shares

Week of January 16, 2022: Karen will ship your Designer Series Paper Share assuming there are no backorders from Stampin’ Up!

IMPORTANT: If there are significant backorders of Designer Series Paper, Karen has permission to substitute as needed (of equal value or higher)

Looking forward to sharing all the lovely paper with YOU!
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