When looking through the stamp sets for a birthday idea for a stamping friend, I found the perfect set – or sets!  What is better than It Starts With Art and Crafting Forever.  A win / win.


Stampin' Up!, It Starts With Art, Crating Forever, Jackie Beers


This card does not scream “Birthday” so it could be for any occasion needed for a crafting or stamping friend.  I was thrilled with how the two stamp sets paired so well together.   I may have even gone a bit overboard on all the cuteness.

I used the It Starts With Art Bundle (stamps and dies), along with stamps from Crafting Forever.  I used the Button Embossing Folder as the background.  The embossed and die cut button is from the bundle and has a bow from Baker’s Twine as the string.  The ribbon looking strip across the bottom is from the bundle as well.



Before I go, I wanted to give you my thoughts on the New Paper Cutter.  I LOVE IT!!!!  And I am not just saying that because I want you to purchase it when it becomes available to customers.  The cutting blades are awesome.  They are very sharp and require no pressure when sliding the blade.  I have had to work on that part.  The only thing to get used to is the bar itself.  It locks into place when it is closed.  I had to play with it a bit to figure out how to easily open it.  But I think it gets easier the more used and as I get used to the proper way to open it.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you are having a good start to your week.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.



My October Host Code is BD2FGFTK.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  There is not a date yet as to when it will be available for customer orders.  However, you can place it on a Starter Kit!!  Hint, Hint !!



CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.