You Are Amazing

I hope the title of this post has made you smile, because really, doesn’t everyone need to hear “You are amazing”? This is a strange season we are in…the personal connection we all crave has been diminished…and we are all feeling it. That means that now more than ever, it is SO important to reach out to people with a written note or card.

Do you have a supply of cards on hand that you can just grab when you need one? I keep mine organized by theme which makes it easy to see when I’m running low on a certain type of card. Coincidentally, I have a section I call You Are Amazing. It has cards that will uplift and encourage and bring a smile to someone’s face.

If you need to replenish your card supply, I have a solution for you. There is a card kit in the new Stampin’ Up! mini catalogue entitled You Are Amazing.
You-Are-Amazing-KitIt has 4 different designs and I love the bright and cheery colors. You do need to purchase the You Are Amazing Stamp Set separately and the ink colors are listed in the photo. If you don’t have those, you will want to add those to your order.
You-Are-Amazing-3I made up my kit the other day while I was crafting on zoom with my 4-yr. old grandson. He facetimes me regularly and says “Nona, you want to traft with me?”  He can’t say his c’s yet :) He has rules though…I have to be trafting and not cleaning my desk while he trafts. LOL! He always makes me show him what I’m making. So this is what I made.
You-Are-Amazing-1Then they all fit in this box. It would make a great gift for someone! You can make a set for you and a set for someone else. It doesn’t take long at all because instructions are included and all the pieces are die-cut and ready to go.
You-Are-Amazing-2The supplies for this kit are as follows:
#155370 You Are Amazing Project Kit $41
#154534 You Are Amazing Stamp Set $29
Additional products needed…Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody and Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pads, and adhesives

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Choose a FREE Sale-a-bration product with every $60 or $120 you spend (before tax and shipping).

BONUS free gift:
As a thank you, when you purchase this You Are Amazing Project Kit and the coordinating You Are Amazing Stamp Set, I will send you one other card design and a package of dimensionals.
You-Are-Amazing-5When placing an order online this month, please use this hostess code at checkout.

Hostess Code: Z46GFEEW

(Unless your order is $200 or more…at that point, you will be able to choose your own free product!)

You can go to my online store HERE and set up a customer profile if you haven’t already done so. (Please make sure you always double-check to see that my name is at the top and it shows you are shopping with Winona Semler.) If you have any problems, please contact me and I’d be happy to help you.

Thank you for checking in today. And don’t forget…You are amazing!

Fun Fold Card – Arrow Fold

Today I have a fun fold card idea for you. My friend and fellow team member Lorna Raczynski created her take on an arrow fold card. My Stamp Club ladies were lucky enough to make one at their class this past week and they all loved it!
Love-of-Leaves-7Again…I’m just loving the fall colors. I’ll talk a bit about the product she used, but first let me show you how to make an Arrow Card. This is what it looks like on the inside.
Love-of-Leaves-7aCut a card base (5-1/2″ x 8″1/2″ …scored at 4-1/4″). Grab a pencil and a ruler and follow this template. Mark the center point of your card front (2-3/4″) and score from the middle score line on each side to that point. Then, measure 2″ up from each side, and score to that same point. Erase your pencil marks and fold along those lines.  Use a bone folder to really sharpen the creases.
Love-of-Leaves-7bFor the colored mat, cut a piece of cardstock 4″ x 5″.  Mark the center of that (2-1/2″) and this time cut from each corner down to that point. Love-of-Leaves-7dThose 3 pieces will now fit perfectly on the front of your card. (sorry…this photo is a bit blurry.)
Love-of-Leaves-7cIt’s that easy. Now you just decorate the rest of your Arrow Fold card.

Stamp Set: Love of Leaves and Gather Together
Ink Colors: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Color Velveteen Paper (Cinnamon Cider),  Copper Brushed Metallic, Very Vanilla Thick
Additional Tools: Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Autumn Essentials Dies, Stitched Leaves Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, sponges
Embellishments: Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and Elegant Faceted Gems

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You can order anytime through my online store at
Use the September Hostess Code 3Y42YFDW at checkout.
If your order reaches the $200 threshold…then you will receive free hostess dollars!!

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What is on your wish list? Have you totaled it up?
A starter kit is choosing $165 of product and only paying $135. PLUS you get all the extra product this month (including 2 pre-selected stamp sets).

Have you had your eye on that new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine? Guess what? It’s $163…the cost of a starter kit!!
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Happy Monday everyone,

Fall Flip Card

Just popping in quickly to post the video I promised. This fall flip card was a lot of fun to make and it’s super easy.

Bumblebee     4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Basic Gray    3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (plus a strip that’s about 3/4″ x 11″ for the top of the envelope)
Crumb Cake    2-3/4″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White    2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (3)
Crumb Cake splattered piece of DSP     2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″
Orange/Yellow Plaid piece of DSP    2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″

 Hope you have a great weekend everyone!