Music Box Dancer: Beautiful You Stamp Set

The first time I saw this set, I was reminded of a music box I had as a young girl.  It was shiny black, pearl flowers and when I opened it, there was a dancer in a pink dress that popped up and twirled to the music.


That’s what inspired this suspension card using the Beautiful You stamp set. This was one of my displays back in November for the Atlanta On Stage event for SU.  (see my original post here of all the samples 


It’s a larger card, 5×5, so I made a coordinating envelope from the Pop Of Pink designer paper from Stampin’ Up and the Envelope punch board.


I needed a circle big enough for my window so I used my Sliding Star framelit, since it cut a 3-1/2″ hole.  I layered the DSP on the card stock first, then cut the hole.


I aligned the cut hole over my card, traced my circle and then cut the same size hole in the card.


I added some twine with Tear Tape (strong tape!)  and attached 2 stamped circles (about 3-1/4′ size) to each side of the twine string.


For her pink dress, I stamped her on the Pop Of Pink paper and fussy cut her out by hand then glued her dress and hat onto the stamped image.

I hope you give it a try!


Here are the main supplies I used:



Product List

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Quick & Easy Cards: Beautiful You Stamp Set

You can whip up several cards in an hour with the Beautiful You stamp set!  Sometimes it’s useful to have a quick and easy layout on hand.

Just simple stamping

Just simple stamping

I showed several techniques using this set at the Stampin’ Up On Stage event in Atlanta, GA back in November.  I posted all my samples in one post back then and told you I would post them in more detail once the catalog went live.  (You can see my original post here with all the samples 

I was inspired by the sample in the Occasions catalog, page 24.  I just switched out the rectangle for our pretty label framelits, added designer paper and a solid card stock card.



The stamp set has 2 ‘scribble’ stamps that create a fast watercolor-like wash over the images so you don’t have to color by hand if you don’t want to:


The smaller scribble stamp fills in the skirt, umbrella and also over phrases:


I added a little bit of white twine, curled it with my scissors, and popped it up on dimensionals.

I love how all of our papers and inks coordinate so it takes the guess work out of choosing colors. When it doubt, use monochromatic color schemes!    I used the Subtles inks, card stock and the Subtles patterned paper stack.   The cards are A2 size, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 for a side fold card. The patterned designer paper is 4 x 5-1/4.

Here’s the ingredient list to make the cards:

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Free Gift with Purchase starts today!

Here we are at 2017 already!  ’16 flew by, didn’t it?

January is always an exciting time for us paper crafters when we can enjoy a free gift with every $50 Stampin’ Up order!  Sale a Bration means you get extra perks between Jan-March  for ordering and also for joining Stampin’ Up as a discount shopper or a demonstrator.  There are $25 extra host dollars at the 250.00 order mark, too!

If you haven’t seen the Sale a Bration (SAB) brochure yet, here it is! Click on the catalog to view the PDF.   This catalog has 12 items – choose 1 for every $50 you spend!


Then there is the new Occasions Catalog, filled with birthdays, Valentines, Easter, Mother and Father’s Day and more!  Click the catalog below to view:


Just to recap the perks during Sale a Bration:

Order $50 and choose a free item from the SAB brochure.  (spend $100, get 2….)

Order 250 or more and get an extra $25 free on top of the 10%


Sign up as a demonstrator during SAB to teach classes OR be your own discount shopper to place your own orders and save around 20%.   This is the best deal for those that have a larger order!  Choose 125.00 worth of products from the Occasions and annual catalog and you pay only 99.00 plus tax and get FREE shipping!  During SAB,  Stampin’ Up will also give you TWO free stamp sets of your choice, any price!

To read my FAQ article about being a demo, go here

Here are some Stampin’ Up home office videos showing some of the new bundles!


Create pop up balloon cards or fun shaker cards with these dies.


Fun hot air balloon rides on your papercrafting projects!



Someone would love to receive this kit that makes a paper succulent wall hanging piece of art!


A quick how-to for using the watercolor pencils with a blender pen or an aqua painter


Use this gradient ink pads as one pad or watch how they come apart to use separately.


How to use these 2 new folders and coordinating stamps together!


Love the versatility of these stamps and coordinating dies!


New twist on gift giving with this unique box die!


For the Project Life memory keeping fans!


Weddings, showers and more!  Lovely dies!



2 stamps layered on one image to create dimension

It’s going to be a fun new catalog!   If I can help you with questions about the new products, ordering or ideas, just ask!


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A few leftovers…

January 4th is coming up and that’s the day the new, Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog begins.  It’s also the day that our annual “gift-with-$50 purchase promotion” starts, Sale-A-Bration!   If you need a copy of either catalog, please email me with your address and I can pop one in the mail for you.


Before the new catalog begins, we still have a few Holiday catalog items that will be retiring and some are still on sale until end of day, January 3rd.  Some of you like to get a jump on next year’s cards and buy things after the season ends.  For those of you deal seekers, here are my picks of some retiring products on sale:

Candy Cane Christmas Suite- The designer paper is sold out but the stamp set, twine and washi tape are fun and coordinate together nicely!

Warmth & Cheer Suite… 

If you love winter sweaters, this suite is perfectly plaid and toasty!  The cable knit folder is carrying over for a few more months.

Presents & Pinecones… Great deal on  12×12 paper at only 7.70 and the pine bough folder is a must have:

3 of my favorites….  The 3 pack of twine with the Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold was my most used accessory. I added it everywhere!  The Merry Mice were cute and were so fun to color.  And if you already own the Everyday Jar framelit dies, then having a holiday set to go with them is really smart!

And a surprise retiring item is the Paisley folder!  While the Paisley Suite is carrying over til the end of May, the coordinating folder is not.  Get it if you love it…. 

Here’s a list of Holiday Retiring items….items on sale marked.  These will be gone by end of day on January 3rd.  You can email me if you ‘d like to order any of these by Jan. 3 or click on any item to view in my store.

To see a list of what is carrying over, click HERE


All the year end closeouts can be found HERE

Go Stamp Something!


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Linda’s 2017 Occasions Paper Share/Samplers

January 9th update:  My shares are now closed.  Thanks to all of you who participated again this year!  Linda


It’s that time of year!  The Stampin’ Up Occasions NEW catalog will begin on January 4th and I’m offering my paper and ribbon shares for those that like a little sampling of everything.  I’ve been doing them for over 10 years and still love mailing them out in their pretty boxes!

A “share’ is a sampling of all the designer papers and ribbons in the new catalog.  Round 1 begins December 28th – January 4th.  I will place round 1 order on January 4th.  (I keep track for every 8 people that sign up for the paper and every 5 people for the ribbon)   I cut the paper up into 6×6 pieces and the ribbons up in 1 or 2 yard pieces depending on how they come on the roll (see my descriptions)


Here are the descriptions of the new paper. You will get 48 6×6 sized sheets and 4 3×6 specialty sheets.  I also include a list of the papers with their coordinating colors for reference!

Party Animal  (6 sheets)

Cupcakes & Carousels (12 sheets)

Sending Love (8 sheets)

Succulent Garden (6 sheets)

Falling in Love (6 sheets)

Tasty Treats Specialty (5 sheets plus 2-3×6 specialty glossy sheets)

Urban Underground Specialty (5 sheets plus 2- 3×6 metallic designs)


The Tasty Treats (above) and Urban Underground have 2 specialty sheets that are glossy or metallic.  There is only 1 sheet of each specialty paper in the packs so you will receive each in 3×6 so it will share with 8 people.


Ribbons are wrapped on my ribbon cards.  (I won’t be offering just the ribbons, just in the paper & ribbon bundle)

2 yards 1/8″ Taffeta Emerald Envy (Party Animal suite) ,

1 yard 1/8″ grosgrain Whisper White (Sending Love Suite)

1 yard 1/8″ grosgrain Real Red (Sending Love Suite)

1  yard 3/8″ soft Whisper white (Succulent Garden suite)

1 yard 3/8″ soft Sweet Sugarplum (Succulent Garden suite)

2 yards 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin (Falling in Love Suite)

Click here to EMAIL ME to ORDER – I will send you the link to pay and complete your order. 

I offer 2 ways to order – a bundle with both ribbon and paper OR just the paper:

 Paper & Ribbon Bundle for  $23 and FREE shipping and free accessory packet sampling! 

OR just the Paper for $17 and FREE shipping and 4 Free Doilies!

 Order the Paper and Ribbon Bundle for $23 before January 4th in Round 1 and receive a free accessory sampler  from me in your box!


(US addresses only per SU policy)

  If for some reason a paper is back ordered, I will email you immediately to let you know of the delay.  I always work fast with these paper orders so I can get them to quickly as long as they are all in stock and I get them from SU on time.

 I will always respond back the same day so if you don’t get a reply, email again just in case it got lost in cyberspace!

Linda Heller
Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, Platinum Elite


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Holiday Show & Share 


Matt and I are sitting in a very sparse airport this am!  We are heading to snowy New Hampshire today to spend time with family.  (yes, I’m wearing my parka and boots! ) I’m smiling as I look through the beautiful cards that arrived this week!  I thought you’d like to see some and might inspire you to work on next year’s cards, too….

(I’m giving only first names because some are from customers)


Marsha (L)  I love the layered label with the designer paper

Connie (R)  I really like the Smokey Slate and blue together – I wouldn’t have thought of that and love that it’s different.

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A really fun fold by Betsy!  I’ll have to try this new ‘twist’!

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Claire always goes over the top on her cards and this one is pretty special!  The camera cannot do it justice but in person it’s super sparkly.


Janis (L) used gold embossing for her pretty card, layered on foil paper.

Stephanie (R) has the perfect balance and love the cherry banner!


Jennifer (L) used my favorite Woodland embossing folder and the red birds are sweet!

Pat used some metal leafing over an embossed image which looks elegant


Linda Callahan (L) added the sweetest, little wooden trees

Helen (r) I love the tag layout on the card


Janet (L) cut a metal foil deer and I really like that one tree is DSP

Ginger (R)  Pretty glimmer paper under a silver foil ornament!


Trish (L) used our Stitched with Cheer Kit – looks great!

Brian (R) stepped up a classic layout by adding the Emerald Envy striped DSP behind the main image!


Pam  (L) added some strips of glimmer and DSP and I really love the card!

Jackie (R) used my favorite Merry Mice and I can’t imagine how it long it took to color all her cards this year but they came out adorable!

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Deb sent me a beautiful layered frame card in Navy and Silver.  She sent it in a padded envelope so it would stay looking nice.  So pretty!

Whatever you are doing today or how you are celebrating the season, find some time to stamp a little and enjoy friends and family!




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Easy Treat Boxes

Hi!  I know many of you are giving little gifty treats this season so I thought I’d pop in and share what I made today.  We had a neighborhood luncheon and so I made 25 of these clear treat boxes.

I had fun going through some embellishments I had left from last winter and each one was a little different. If I had kept them the same, I would have been done in one hour but it was fun digging thru my ribbons:) 
I cut a 1-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ strip of paper to wrap around. I only used one glue dot in front center under the paper band and glued the 2 ends together in the back.

The 2×2 clear treat boxes come flat and have a plastic, protective film to be removed. It just peels off and keeps the boxes from getting scratched before use.  Stampin’ Up sells them in the annual catalog, 16 food safe boxes for 7.99.

I found a bag of Russell Stover individually wrapped chocolates to put inside. I should have made some shred for inside but ran short on time

Here is a list of some of the SU supplies I used – click on photo to view in my Stampin’ Up shopping cart. 

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