Jun 152015

Clearance RackSorry no card samples today, but I want to share something different.

Have you ever explored the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack?  You can find some amazing deals on all sorts of discontinued products .  If you find something you need to include in your craft room, be sure to snap it up right away or it may be gone.  You can also check out my Retired Stampin’ Up! page.  If you are looking for a specific stamp set or punch, Email Me.  I may have it in my private stash.

Check back on Wednesday for the i Love Card Sketches card design.  In the meantime, happy stamping!

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Mar 122014

The Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper is available FREE during Sale-A-Bration when you purchase $50 in Stampin’ Up! products.  Today’s card shows off just one of the patterns.

Once I chose the pattern I wanted to use, the color scheme was set.  I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do and got started putting the card together.  I was so intent on designing the front of the card, that I didn’t notice my mistake until the front was complete and I opened the card.  The front of the card was either upside down or it has to be opened backwards.

Happy Birthday cardHave you ever done this?Happy Birthday card inside

After laughing at myself, I decided to go ahead and use the card.  I know my friend will get a chuckle out of my upside down/backwards mistake.  The moral of the story:  check to be sure the fold of the card base is on the left when making a portrait style card.

Paper:  Sahara Sand card base 5 ½” X 8 ½” (121043)
Summer Starfruit 2 ½” X 4” and 1 ¾” X 2 ¼” (126839)
Whisper White 1 ¾” X 2 ¼” and 2” X 4” (100730)
Basic Black  2” circle and 1 ¾” X 2 ¼” (121045)
Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (SAB 133521) 2 ¾” X 4”
Stamp Sets:  Petal Parade (SAB 133602)
Cycle Celebration (130273)
Ink:  Basic Black (126980), Summer Starfruit (126991), Calypso Coral (126983), Soft Sky (131181)
Markers:  Summer Starfruit (from 2012-2014 In Color collection 126856)
Soft Sky and Calypso Coral (from Subtles collection 131263), Sahara Sand (from Neutrals collection 131261)
Accessories:   2 ½” Circle Punch (120906), 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch (127811), Decorative Label Punch (120907)
Summer Starfruit ⅜” Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846) ~ 12”
Crystal Effect (101055)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Adhesive of choice


  • Cut and score the card base.
  • Adhere the Summer Starfruit card stock to the bottom of the front of the card base and the Sweet Sorbet DSP to the top of the card base.
  • Adhere a piece of ribbon across seam.
  • Punch out Basic Black circle and attach to left side with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp flowers from Petal Parade stamp set onto Whisper White card stock (2” X 4”): 1 each, Soft Sky ink, Calypso Coral ink, and Summer Starfruit ink.
  • Punch out the flowers with the scallop circle punch.
  • Adhere to the Basic Black circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Tie a bow and attach with Mini Glue Dots to the right of the Basic Black circle.
  • Stamp “Happy Birthday to You!” from Cycle Celebration in Basic Black ink to the bottom of the card front.
  • To complete the inside of the card:
    • Color “Celebrate a Sweet Birthday” stamp with markers and stamp onto Whisper White card stock.
    • Punch out the message with the Decorative Label punch
    • Punch out a second Decorative Label from the Summer Starfruit card stock
    • Cut the second label into quarters diagonally.
    • Mat the pieces to the back of the first label with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then adhere to the inside of your card.
  • The last thing you want to do is add a little Crystal Effects to the center of each flower on the front.  Be sure to let this dry thoroughly before handling.

Here is a sketch to work from.  Change up the colors, designer series paper, and embellishments to create your own look.


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Nov 292013

Black Friday/Cyber Monday SALE!


I am offering Gift Certificates at 20% off. When you order a $25 Gift Certificate you will pay only $20 and receive a FREE tutorial as well. The Gift Certificates are good for Stampin’ Up! products purchased through Donna Watts only. They cannot be used for online orders.  Once you have purchased a Gift Certificate, I will receive an email.  I will mail the Gift Certificates as well as email a link to the FREE Tutorial.

This offer is only good from
Friday, November 29 through Monday December 1.

Oct 312013

Holiday Wish List

All  of us have a Wish List – those paper crafting tools we would love to have.  Things like favorite stamp sets, paper, ink, punches, die-cutting machine or special ribbon we just have to have.  Wouldn’t it be great to find some of those paper crafting “essentials” under the Christmas tree this year?

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As a way to help your loved ones find the “perfect” gift for you this holiday season, Paper Crafts Obsession is launching a Holiday Wish List Program. If you want to be a part of it, all you have to do is send me an email with your phone number and the best time for me to call you.  Once we talk, I’ll get you set up so your dream paper crafting gifts will be there when you start opening gifts this year.

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Oct 222013

Looking for just the right gift for the paper crafters on your gift list? 

Paper Crafts Obsession now has available Gift Certificates in any denomination.  These can be used for Stampin’ Up! catalog product.  

Get a head start on your gift list.  Email me today.

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Oct 142013
Since Christmas is coming faster than we always realize, it is never too early to start  planning for Christmas.  To help you out with planning, crafting and giving this year, I am giving away 12 weeks of Christmas ideas including cards, gift ideas, wrapping and tags.  The only way to receive the 12 weeks of Christmas is to join my mailing list. 
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