Mini Catalog Product Shares

It’s time for the release of the January – April 2024 Mini Catalog, which means it’s time to reserve your product shares!

Product shares are the perfect way to get a bit of all the new products from a catalog, without the investment of a full package of everything! If you like to create with a variety of products, this is definitely for you!

Time to Reserve your Share

Last day to reserve your share: January 1, 2024

I am currently accepting reservations for the following:

  • Ready to Craft Share (complete collection – includes gift)
  • Designer Series Paper Share (includes gift)
  • Ribbon & Embellishment Plus Share
  • Mini Catalog Paper Samplers

Share Options

Designer Series Paper Share (1/4 each pack) $38

  • Lighter Than Air (12 – 6×6 sheets)
  • Bee Mine (6 – 6 x 12 sheets)
  • Forever Love Specialty (6 – 6 x 12 sheets)
  • Just Kiddin’ (6 – 6 x 12 sheets)
  • Nature’s Sweetness Specialty (6 – 6 x 12 sheets)
  • Perennial Lavender (6 – 6 x 12 sheets)
  • Poetic Expressions (6 – 6 x 12 sheets)
  • Rock & Roll (6 – 6 x 12 sheets)
  • Three Color Glimmer (3 – 6 x 12 sheets, Online Exclusive – FREE Gift)

Ribbon & Embellishment PLUS Share $42

  • Sweet Sorbet 1/4″ Bordered (1/4 spool)
  • Pretty Peacock & Gold 3/8″ Metallic (1/4 spool)
  • Gold 1/8″ Faux Leather (1/4 spool)
  • Baker’s Twine Three Color Pack (1/4 pack)
  • Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers (1/2 pack)
  • Adhesive-Backed Lightening & Stars (1/4 pack)
  • Adhesive-Backed Cork Rounds (1/5 pack)
  • Champagne Iridescent Dots (1/5 pack)
  • Iridescent Foil Gems (1/5 pack)
  • Petal Pink & Pretty Peacock Gems (1/5 pack)
  • Purple Fine Shimmer Gems (1/5 pack)
  • Rainbow Adhesive-Backed Dots (1/5 pack)
  • Paper Butterfly Accents (1/5 pack)
  • Square Pillow Boxes (1/5 pack)
  • Gold Foiled Flowers Cards/Envelopes (1/2 pack)

Paper Sampler Set $22

  • 8 collections – each with a piece of each pattern in the collection
  • either 6″ x 6″ or 4″ x 6″, depending on collection size
  • can pull apart and use paper to create once sampler no longer wanted

Ready to Craft Bundle $102

  • Designer Series Paper Share with gift
  • Ribbon & Embellishment PLUS Share
  • Paper Sampler Set
  • Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set thank you gift!

Thank you for reserving your share!



Color Fusers December 2023 Beautiful Balloons

Welcome to another fun Color Fusers blog hop where I am featuring the Beautiful Balloons Bundle from Stampin’ Up! for the December 2023 color challenge.

This month’s color challenge is a great wintery color combination, which I thought would be great for a birthday card. Any color could easily be substituted on this card, making it a great layout to use all year long.

Orchid Oasis was used for multiple elements to pull this card together, and the other colors were used for balloon elements. It is clean and simple.

beautiful balloons bundle, rhinestone basic jewels

Silver accents were the perfect choice to sprinkle in. I used Rhinestone Basic jewels and some Silver 1/8″ Ribbon. This ribbon is part of the Online Exclusive offering, which can be found in my online store. It comes as a 2 pack with gold as well!

To Create this Card

  • Thick Basic White card base cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Front layer of Basic White 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • 4 1/4″ 5 1/2″ Basic White for stamping

Stamp streamers across top of front layer, and sentiment along the bottom, in Orchid Oasis ink. Adhere to card front. Stamp balloons in all 3 colors on Basic White cardstock. Stamp confetti on the 2 larger balloons in Orchid Oasis ink. Die cut and adhere to card font. Die cut a tassel from Orchid Oasis cardstock and adhere to bottom of large balloon. Tie a ribbon bow and adhere to largest balloon. Add Rhinestone Jewels as desired. Stamp front sentiment on Basic White cardstock, and a sentiment inside card, in Orchid Oasis ink. Stamp sentiment a second time, and trim ‘celebration’ down small enough to adhere over the stamped sentiment with dimensionals.

Thank You

Thank you for joining us today for the Color Fusers blog hop where I am featuring the Beautiful Balloons Bundle for the December 2023 color challenge. I hope it has inspired you to try creating one of your own!

Now hop along with the other Color Fusers designers. Next up is my talented friend, Brenda Nelson.

Or you may go back to Tami Hewlett. I know you will love her project.

If you would like any supplies to create a card of your own, please click on any of the mages below to visit my online store.



12 Days of Christmas Day 12 Sending Cheer

It’s day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas! Can yo believe it? Brenda and I are sharing our last projects with you today, and my share uses the adorable Sending Cheer Bundle with a reminder – no peeking!

12 Days of Christmas Day 12 with Brenda Nelson from Stamps & Stretchy Pants featuring the Sending Cheer Bundle and A Walk in the Forest designer series paper and Holographic Specialty Paper. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

This card is just simple and cute! The images in the Sending Cheer Bundle are clean and simple. It allows the colors and patterns to pop through, and the the coordinating dies add detail and fun.

The A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper is once again a hit, with this whimsical tree pattern. This paper is one of my favorites! I have used it a lot, and featured it on several of our 12 Days of Christmas projects. You can see those projects here and here. Purchasing this paper raises money for those in need during the holiday season as the Stampin’ Up! give-back product for this catalog.

12 Days of Christmas Day 12 with Brenda Nelson from Stamps & Stretchy Pants featuring the Sending Cheer Bundle and A Walk in the Forest designer series paper and Holographic Specialty Paper. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

I decided to add some shine to the gifts by using Holographic Specialty Paper for the bows. This paper is so cool! PLUS – it is on sale! Stampin’ Up! has all cardstock, designer series paper, and specialty papers on sale right now!

12 Days of Christmas Day 12 with Brenda Nelson from Stamps & Stretchy Pants featuring the Sending Cheer Bundle and A Walk in the Forest designer series paper and Holographic Specialty Paper. Card designed by Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers.

And I didn’t leave the details out of the inside. It was finished with colored cardstock and a small strip of designer series paper.

To create this project:

  • cut a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Real Red card base, score at 5 1/2″
  • (2) layers of Granny Apple Green cut 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Designer Series Paper layer cut 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, plus a scrap strip cut 4 7/8″ long for inside

Adhere designer series paper to a Granny Apple Green layer, then add to card front with dimensionals. Stamp (3) presents using Real Red and Granny Apple Green ink. Fussy cut. Cut one present in half. Die cut (3) bows from Holographic Specialty paper. Trim one down to fit small present. Arrange presents on card front and adhere in place. Die cut a white banner using second smallest Nested Essentials die. Stamp sentiment on banner in Garden Green ink and adhere to card front. Embellish with pearls. Add second Granny Apple Green layer inside card. Add a scrap strip of designer series paper. Stamp sentiment in Garden Green ink.

Thank You

Thank you so much for joining Brenda and I for our 12 Days of Christmas! Today’s card features the Sending Cheer Bundle, and is just one of many products featured throughout our 24 project shares! We hope you have loved the projects as much as we enjoyed sharing them! And remember – no peeking at your presents!

If you have been inspired, we would be grateful if you click on the products shown at the bottom of our posts, and shop with us to get supplies to create your projects. It allows us to continue to do what we love, and share inspiration with you! Now hop on over to see Brenda’s day 12 share. Happy holidays!

12 Days of Christmas 2023 blog hop with Melanie Hockin of Mel's Inky Fingers and Brenda Nelson of Stamps and Strechy Pants sharing Christmas crafting projects.