Beautifully Penned Treat Bag

These adorable treat bags were so quick to create. I used the Sale-a-bration Freebie – Beautifully Penned DSP to make the base and the decoration for the tag. I’ve got dimensions listed below and you can check out my video below for even more details.

To make this bag you will need a piece of 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper – for your first make it’s probably easier to use a pattern that has no specific direction!

You will need to score the DSP as follows:

  • Score at 1 3/8″
  • Turn paper clockwise
  • Score at 1 3/8″ (only to the score line)
  • Score at 2 3/4″
  • Score at 4 1/8″ (only to the score line)
  • Score at 5 1/2″

As you can see below the bag will be quite small – just big enough for 2 Halloween sized chocolate bars. Perfect as a table favour, small thank you to give someone, or school treats for holidays.

The label just has a small flower fussy cut from the Beautifully Penned DSP as decoration and a simple sentiment.

For a quick how to and some other tips watch my video – don’t forget to subscribe to my channel while you are there.

Here is the full shopping list – remember you earn the Beautifully Penned DSP for FREE with a $60 order. Or if you want to get Stampin’ Up!’s BEST deal check out the Starter Kit. https://stampinwithleah.ca/benefits-of-joining-the-ink-pad-pals-team/

You can actually get a FREE bundle from now until September 30th!!

Product List
Simply Scored
$41.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Peaceful Prints Puppy Card

The FREE Sale-a-bration reward – Peaceful Prints DSP – is amazing! All of the patterns are beautiful and create such unique card designs. Here I have paired it up with the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set.

To add a bit of bling tot he card I used the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper to mat the circle and some Holiday Rhinestones as the holly berries.

You can earn your own Peaceful Prints DSP with any purchase over $60cdn or even better – buy the Sweet Stockings Suite (minus the felt) to earn the DSP and FREE entry into my upcoming Sweet Stockings Stamp Camp. See all the details and register by clicking the image below.

Deadline to RSVP is August 23, 2021
Use Host Code: 7V9CMY2T to be registered for the Stamp Camp

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What’s Cooking? handmade Card

When I saw this stamp set I immediately thought of about 10 friends who cook well, sell Epicure and Pampered Chef and who just like good food. The imagery of this stamp set makes it so easy to use, the shading/colouring is already done for you. My kind of stamping – maximum artistry for minimal effort.

The actual design of this card was inspired by two challenges:

I LOVE challenges because sometimes they give inspiration and sometimes they create a puzzle to solve. Either way it gets the brain working 🙂

The only embellishment on this card are a few well placed ribbons. If you’ve seen me stamp before, I’m not a fan of loose ribbons or bows. This card is no exception. I used the twine to keep the ribbon secured in it’s loop and then I tied a bow in the twine. The whole thing is secured to the card by a mini glue dot and the label itself holding the bundle in place. To see exactly what I did – check out the video below.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$12.00
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
What's Cookin' Cling Stamp Set
$30.00
Label Me Fancy Punch
$24.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Paper Snips
$13.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Versamark Pad
$13.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$8.25
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$41.00
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim
$9.50
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
$15.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$10.25

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Hello! Kangaroo & Company Card

I LOVE this Kangaroo & Company stamp set and die bundle – the kangas are so sweet! However, today’s card shows how you can use the other element sin the set to make fun creations as well. I am going to be mailing out some random hello cards to friends, family and customers soon – so here is one of the cards I’ll be sending.

The layout for this card was inspired by one of my favourite sketch sites – Freshly Made Sketches ( FMS475).

To start I stamped the cute envelope on the Thick Basic White background using Smoky Slate ink. Then I used Blending brushes to apply Magenta Madness ink (on the left) and Balmy Blue ink (on the left) to a Basic White shape cut using the largest die in the Stitched So Sweetly set. As I applied the ink I covered 2/3 of the shape with each colour – creating the Misty Moonlight – ish colour in the center. I then used the matching inks to stamps the hearts. I used the matching inks to colour the hearts on the envelopes and to ink JUST the hello on the Hello Baby stamp. I wrapped twine around the scallop shape and tied a bow on the right. Then I put everything together with Dimensionals. A fairly quick card with a soft but stunning look.

To order the product need to make this card ( and many more) you can click the links below or go straight to my shop.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Kangaroo & Company Bundle
$50.25
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$44.00
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
2020–2022 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Assortment
$20.00
Subtles Stampin' Write Markers
$40.00
Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack
$9.50
Blending Brushes
$16.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

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Hey Chick! Crafty Collaborations Blog Hop

This is my first time joining a Craft Collaborations Blog Hop!  This one features the hilarious Hey Birthday Chick Bundle!!  Hop around and see all the amazing cards created by some amazingly talented crafters! 

Here is my fun birthday card. The dies make using this set so simple – and I even remembered to use adhesive sheets on the back of the Basic White cardstock before I cut out the Happy Birthday sentiment.

To create the colourful background, I used strips of paper adhered to a Window Sheet and then die cut the whole layer with a circle. A great way to use up paper scraps!

Let’s Hop!

1.Stefanie Pletscher – The Crafty Medic (Canada)
2.Dana Sullivan – The Stampin’ Chic (USA)
3.Tracie St Louis – For The Love of Stamping Canada
4.Sue Allen – (Australia)
5.Melissa Faust – Stamp with Melissa – USA
6.Glenda Mollet – Craft Room Stamper, Canada
7.Danielle Bennenk – Mrs. Brightside (Netherlands)
8.Angie McKenzie – Nature’s INKspirations (USA)
9.Diane Evans – Stampin With Diane – Canada
10.Chris Smith – from my ink pad to yours (US)
11.Nina McMillan Nina’s Southern Accents (US)
12.Mary Bush – Stampin’ In The Sand (USA)
13.Ashley Fifer – stampedAF (Canada)
14.Sara Sayers – KISS Kreative (UK)
15.Narelle Fasulo – Australia
16.Gillian Long – Gillybean Crafting (Canada)
17.Leah Dixon – Stampin with Leah (Canada)
18.Julie Davison – Julie’s Stamping Spot (USA)
19.Marieke Bart – De Stempelcoach (NL)
20.Laura Mackie (UK)
21.Sandra Roberts – Sandra’s Craft Studio – UK
22.Fiona Whitten – Oakfield Crafts (UK)

The Hey Birthday Chick stamp set can be found in the Stampin’ Up! Jan- June Mini Catalogue, however the rest of the products featured in this blog hop are out of catalogue offerings. Here are all the details:

Don’t forget you can also earn Sale-a-bration items right now for every purchase over $60 (before taxes & shipping). Click the SAB catalogue image on the sidebar to see all the offerings.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Window Sheets
$6.75
Hey Birthday Chick Bundle (English)
$59.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Layering Circles Dies
$48.00
Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack
$9.50
Pastel Pearls
$8.75
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$9.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Adhesive Sheets
$13.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$163.00
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$10.25

Live in Canada, don’t have a demonstrator? Contact me to get a catalogue or find out why right now is the best time to join our team.

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Hey Birthday Chick!

You may have noticed the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set in the Jan – June Mini (p. 52) and thought Gee that’s fun! You may have even thought it looked familiar – because it is. During Sale-a-bration 2017 a set called Hey Chick was the most popular stamp set, so Stampin’ Up! created this new birthday version. Even better, they are bringing back Hey Chick and they are offering coordinating dies to go with both sets!! These two bundles are only available from Feb 2nd – June 30th.

The advantage to ordering the bundles is that you save 10% and you can earn FREE sale-a-bration items with every $60 order.

I loved this stamp set the first time around – so I am THRILLED to have more pieces to play with. Here is the card I created today. We did a little bit of masking and used the amazing Blending Brushes.

To see more samples using these bundles – follow my facebook page – I’ll be posting cards daily this week.

The video below goes into some details about how I made the card – you may want to layer up the front piece – I got lucky and my Blends did not bleed into the inside of my card. Phew!

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Hey Birthday Chick Bundle (English)
$59.25
Hey Chick Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Blending Brushes
$16.25
Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Pastel Pearls
$8.75
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Paper Snips
$13.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$163.00

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Darling Donkeys – FMS469

This week’s sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches (FMS469) was exactly what I needed to use up some paper scraps on my desk. I grabbed 3 different 4″ X 1/2″ strips, added some details by stamping and embossing them and voila, perfect background.

I love this little donkey – he is so fun and cute! It is also so nice that I got this stamp set for free – and you can too! Right now Sale-a-bration is happening, which means for every $60 or $120 you spend you can earn a free SAB item.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Darling Donkeys Cling Stamp Set
$0.00
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
$12.25
Stitched Shapes Dies
$41.00
Layering Circles Dies
$48.00
Matte Black Dots
$9.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

If you have a big wish list and would like to become a discount shopper, I recommend purchasing some of what’s on your wish list in the Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit. That’s how you’ll be able to get your hands on 200 sheets of this pretty monochromatic 6×6 patterned paper, too. (That paper is the free gift that is in the Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit available through the end of February. Click here for more details about Sale-a-Bration.)

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
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Approaching Perfection Splish Splash Challenge Card

I am so happy with how this card turned out! You never know what you are going to get when you start splashing a smooshing inks. This card was inspired by The Spot Creative Challenge #145.

I started by splattering ink using my water painters and ink refills onto a piece of watercolour paper. Then I splattered some Wink of Stella. When I create backgrounds like this I tend to work with multiple papers so that I can use up all of the water colour that I create. It is also nice to have ready to go water coloured backgrounds for other projects. Next I stamped the Happy Birthday from the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set Approaching Perfection in Bermuda Bay and a row of candles from the same set in Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Pacific Point. I punched those out using the Label Me Lovely Punch and mounted the whole image on a 2-1/4″ black circle. After that, I embossed a strip of 1-1/4″ X 3-1/2″ Bermuda Bay cardstock with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and snipped the ends with the Tailored Tag Punch. I tied a double strand of white twine and made a bow. The black and white DSP I used is from the True Love 12X12 DSP pack in the new Jan – June Mini Catalogue. The rest is pretty straight forward gluing, adhering with Dimensionals and embellishing with a dash of sequins. You’ll find a full list of supplies below.

Product List
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
True Love Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Approaching Perfection Cling Stamp Set
$0.00
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Label Me Lovely Punch
$24.00
2 1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch
$24.00
Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack
$9.50
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
$12.25
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$12.25
Water Painters
$16.25
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$11.00
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
$5.00
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$5.00
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$5.00
Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$5.00
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$5.00
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$5.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Artistry Blooms Sequins
$9.50

Happy Stampin’!

Leah Dixon – Canadian Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

leahdixon41@gmail.com

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Any purchase from our Annual or Mini Catalogue of $60 or $120 qualifies you to earn the FREE stamp set used in this card ( or a wide variety of other Sale-a-bration items). Check out the catalogue by clicking here.

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