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Stampin up 2016 retired list 

Stampin up is getting ready to launch the catalog for 2016-2017. What does that mean?



It means that there are many products that will be retiring.

Click on this link:  Retired items to take a look at what is going away, the never to be seen again stamp sets and other stamping products.

There are also many items that are 50% off….. Now is the time to take advantage of the special offers.

Here are a few cards we made in our ” bringing birthdays back ”  stamp class,  recently.

All products used to make these cards are available on my website. Or you can click on the individual products below or link above and shop stamps.

Fancy fold.


Tri-fold and gift tag :


Four fun cards using the same stamp set. Endless Birthday Wishes.


Be happy … and have a happy life crafting!


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A nice cuppa

A quick peek into our card class from last week…

The featured stamp set  from Stampin up was “A nice cuppa”. We also used the matching dies to cut out the images using the big shot.


We made a card that says “you are tea-riffic” …..filled a cup with embellished goodies; the result was a giftable treat. If you look close you can see the cute charms that are attached to the cup, card and tag. The tag reads  ” there is always time for tea” the little tea bag tag reads ” and you” .

A sweet gift for the tea drinker in your life.


The individual, items were a double sided teabag holder, 2 paper cylinders filled with lemon drops, and a gift tag. After all, what’s tea without lemons.

Imagine the different ways to decorate and package up a quick gift, using this creative stamp set. No limits!


Thank you Janice, Jeanette, and Debbie for sharing in the fun…

be happy….and have a happylife crafting.

Janette Boas

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 Allergies got you down?

Here is a simple duo sure to make someone feel better. With pollen season here, many of us are fighting off allergies. This little Kleenex  holder and matching card  is the perfect way to say I hope you feel better soon.

This was a fun project to make and share.

I was inspired to make this tissue holder by Dee Slater, another stampinup demonstrator. You can find her tutorial on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/P0cducd4pcw

Below is a list of products I used to create the card and Kleenex  holder. All the products can be found in my online store just click:  Here or click on the individual items below.

Be happy, and have a happy life crafting,

Janette Boas

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Serendipity  challenge

Here is a fun Easter card I made for the  serendipity card challenge. The challenge was to incorporate circles and dots in the design of the card and to use a serendipity image.

With Easter around the corner,  I decided to use this cute bunny pulling a wagon  of eggs, stamp. I also chose buttons and  a dots embossing folder to meet the challenge requirements . The buttons added  some dimension and interest.

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I enjoy coloring stamped images with Prisma pencils, water colors and copics. Here I chose copics. The bright vibrant ink, colors compliment the bright paper choice.

You can learn more about the serendipity challenges at this link: http://serendipitystampschallengeblog.blogspot.com

I hope this card inspires you to create with circles, bright colors and serendipity stamps.

Be happy, and have a happy life crafting,

Janette Boas

Holiday cheer 

A quick share of what we worked on in our last stamp class. All products are from the Stampin up holiday catalog  and/or the 2015-2016 catalog.

Burts Bees lip balm holder using the ” snow place ” stamp set.

Poinsettia gift tag and Carmel corn snack using the “Reason for the Season”stamp set and festive flower punch bundle pack and the fry box die.

Christmas greeting card using “winter wishes” stamp set.

A group picture….. They were fun projects. 

I certainly hope that you can find time, to stamp a little festivity, into your schedule for the holidays. 

Be happy and …Have a happy life crafting


When plan A fails

I am so excited about the sneak peek items from Stampin up. I made a few cards today ……it’s always relaxing and enjoyable creating cards. The featured card on today’s blog Is a combination of current product and upcoming release.  I know many people are disappointed that the Blendabilities are no longer available, I too feel disappointed…… But when plan A doesn’t work out, you move on to plan B.

Stampin up has some beautiful water color images being released on June 2nd.  Not only can you water color them, but you can alcohol color them…..I heard a tip at the last Stampin up meeting I attended…..I’m going to share it here: Plan B…….. instead of putting water in the aqua pens, you add 91% alcohol and color as usual. Isn’t that a great idea? I tried it, and I love it!

Here is the setup for alcohol coloring. I used an acrylic stamping block as my paint palette, and selected two water based ink refill, colors that I liked. You only need a drop of each color. The more you dilute the ink with the alcohol the lighter the color will be. I suggest that you layer the colors and let the paper dry in between layers. You’ll want to highlight with more ink where the shadow areas are. You may need to practice on a couple images to get the hang of it. Have fun with it, and as my Son, Joseph always says, “anything you create is art”…..so there is no wrong way. Make it original.  If you are wondering what ink I used to stamp the image, it was momento tuxedo black. It must be a non alcohol ink. The paper I used is whisper white card stock from stampinup. It worked great. The image I used is from the “Best thoughts” stamp set which is the new hostess stamp set, being released on June 2nd. The flower is a  hydrangea and it is stunning. 

In this image the colors are very light….now it’s time to add layers of color, to highlight.  


Here is another layer of color.  


 This is my finished hydrangea…..I added the white dots with a white uni-ball, signo, jell pen …which is also available through stampinup.  

This next image is the completed card.  The rest of the materials to make this card are listed below the image.  


Cardstock colors: hello honey, old olive, and rich razzle berry designer series paper (DSP). The button is from the  brights collection of designer buttons. The bow is linen thread. I used the heart border punch to create the top and bottom borders.

All of the items on this card are from Stampin up….if you would like to purchase any of these items please visit my Stampin up store, by clicking the menu tab at the top of my blog. It will take you straight there. Or click on this link: http://www.janettespapercrafts.stampinup.net

One of the awesome things about Stampin up is that the materials are color coordinated. When people ask me ” where do I start? ” when it comes to buying Stampin up product, I always  tell them to start with the season of colors that are happening now, and pick out a stamp set that works with that season. Slowly but surely, you will build your supplies and be able to to whip up cards for any occasion.

Be happy… And have a happy life crafting.


A busy Stamping day

We arrived home, after a long drive from Kentucky, at midnight. It is always such a treat to be in your own bed. I always tell Steve, that I can here the angels sing once my body hits the mattress. 

Rise and shine! Lots to do today….. First things first…..As I shared on an earlier post, my Hunky is a Woodturner. We travel to different states throughout the year, to various fiber festivals selling our wares.  During the month of May we went to Maryland and Kentucky. Needless to say our Etsy store suffered with very little to no merchandise. So, I spent the morning posting much needed inventory, in our shop. You can view our shop at: http://www.whisperingwoodturner.com

Once the basics of the day were In order, I locked myself in the craft room to satisfy paper and stamping  withdrawals. I needed to make six, masculine, swap cards for my upline, stamp meeting this evening. I have also been chomping at the bit, to create a few new cards for some upcoming classes. I wasted no time pulling, paper, stamps, inks and embelishments out to design a few cards. Before long, I came up with these:  

    The stamp set I used is Guy Greetings, by Stampin’ up. It is a very fun and versatile stamp set to make masculine greeting cards. It is available now in the occasions catalog and will be carried over in the new  Stampin’ up 2015-2016 catalog, which launches on June 2. If you are interested in the stamp set or any stampin’up product please visit my Stampin store at: http://www.janettespapercrafts.stampinup.net

It’s been a great day….I hope you enjoy the cards….. Feel free to “CASE”…..copy and share everything!

Be happy…and have a happy life crafting