My Favorite Stampin’ Up! Products

My Top Five Favorite Stampin’ Up! Products & Why.

I love lots of our Stampin’ Up! products but I have to say my top five favorites right now March 8th 2018 are:

The big shot: I would not want to not have a big shot as it adds s much to your paper crafting projects. You can add dry embossing to cards, die cuts to your scrapbooks, make boxes, bags and much more. Here are the big shot details as described on the Stampin’ Up! Website. Say hello to your crafty friend—the Big Shot. It’s a manual, multipurpose die-cutting system that you can use to quickly and easily create die-cut or embossed shapes, envelopes, tags, and 3D items.
* Portable; no electricity required
* Includes Standard Cutting Pads and Multipurpose Platform
Cuts a variety of materials depending on the die used
Therefore I think the big shot is number one in my book.

2. Stampin’ Trimmer: This trimmer is my second favorite product
at Stampin’ Up! There are many other trimmers out there on the
market, but I find this trimmer to be superior over all the
pthers. I like that it has a lock down arm for traveling, a wide
six inch base and it includes a scoring and cutting blade. Here
are the details according to the Stampin’ Up! website:
I would recommend this trimmer to everyone because it can
be used as a trimmer as well as a score board.

This is the paper trimmer that all other paper trimmers want to be! This lightweight, portable trimmer is specially designed to make stable and straight cuts.

* Full 12″ cut or score
* 1 cutting and 1 scoring blade included
* Extra-wide, 6-1/4″ cutting base for most projects; 14-1/2″ extendable ruler for large projects
* Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover
* Point on cutting handle for precise measuring
* Right-side grid for cutting thin strips
Includes storage compartments for Bone Folders and more

3. Another product that I feel is an essential in paper crafting is
our snail adhesive. This adhesive is strong yet you can
reposition it and if you get some any place it should not be,
you can rub it off very disillusioned. Stampin’ Up! describes it
as follows: SNAIL is double-sided, permanent adhesive. It
applies a controlled amount of adhesive directly to your
project, so your hands and work area never get sticky.
* 13.1 yards (12 m) of adhesive
* Easy to apply and refill
* Refills available
There only $7.00 and they are refillable, so why not grab a few
and try them.

4.My next favorite item for paper crafting from Stampin’ Up! is our
Stampin’ ink pads. These ink pads are the best I have ever
seen, the are large pads, refillable, and they store up side down
so the ink stays at the top. Stampin’ Up! Discribes them on
their website as follows:
Make a colorful impression with our signature ink. Classic
Stampin’ Pads come in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, grouped
in collections to take the guesswork out of product
coordination. The innovative ink pad design has a patented
flip-top lid and a firm foam pad to give you a superior stamping
* 10 pads, 1 each of 10 colors: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight,
Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real
Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise
* Fast drying, dye-based ink
* Acid free
* Flip top for upside-down storage: pads stay inked during
* Firm foam pad lasts longer than felt pads and provides
exceptional ink coverage, especially with solid-image
* Can be re-inked with matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
* Coordinates with Stampin’ Up! cardstock, markers, and
These inks are the best like I said befor, the lids are attached so
they don’t fall off. Try yours today.

5. And last but not least is our Stampin’Up! card stock. When I
first started paper crafting I used to use regular card stock
from the big box craft stores. Then when I was introduced to
Stampin’ Up and their card stock, oh my goodness, what a is think and colored all the way through to the
core. Stampin’Up! describes it as follows: The best projects
start with the best products. Start your projects with our high-
quality cardstock, formulated especially for discerning
crafters. The ultra smooth surface is ideal for stamping, so you
get clean, crisp images. And it’s dyed with pure color all the
way through so there’s no white core. Each assortment
includes 20 sheets, 2 each of 10 colors.
* 8-1/2″ x 11″
* 20 sheets, 2 sheets each of 10 colors: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil
Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie,
Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Therefore in my book it is the best card stock you can get.

Hope you enjoyed my top pick and if you are ever interested in any of these products you can visit my website at
Or visit my blog at
Happy Stamping Brenda

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Hedge Hog Treat Holder

Bring Joy with Stamping
Created by Brenda


Hedge hogs may not be this cute in person but these two little hedge hogs are so adorable. Make this treat holder for any occasion and give it to a loved one.

Paper sizes:
Wood grain designer series paper 6” x 6”
Scraps of whisper white and chocolate chip card stock

Materials needed:
Toilet paper roll


Product List

Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker

Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker

1. With the wood grain paper cover the toilet paper tube using tear and tape. Be sure to adhere the top and bottom ends inside securely with tear and tape.
2. Punch out 2 or 3 2 1/2x scalloped circle and adhere together. Glue the toilet paper tube onto the scalloped circle and let dry.
3. Stam the bird, mushrooms and the two hedge hogs on whisper white card stock and cut out. Color them in the colors you wish and adhere them to the trunk of the treat holder.
4. Lastly add wink of stella to the hedge hogs if you wish. For the birds I stamped 2, one of which I stamped a mirror image, I glued them together and stuck the ends to the trunk.
Be sure to visit my blog at
Brenda Wilkinson
Your independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrater
[email protected]

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Thought you might like to have a few resources on places to go to buy products get ideas and just for fun. Here is a list for you.

My blog: Great projects, ideas, tips, Classes and more. www.bjstampingtreasures

My website: Where you will find Stampin’ Up! products I use in all my projects.

3. Facebook: projects, ideas, tips, Classes, articles.promotions
and more.

4. Twitter: You will find short posts, links and ideas.

5. Pinterest: My Pinterest board has lots of paper crafting projects that
may inspire you.

6. Instagram:tips, projects, classes etc
7. Replacement Stampin’ Write marker tips:

8. Stamp n storage: Great stamping storage supplies.

9. Holidays and special events: a great resource for holidays
and silly days.

10. Personal and business coach, Brenda Crawshaw.

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Hedge Hog Purse

Bring Joy with Stamping
Created by Brenda

Hedgehogs are so cute, try making this easy purse for a special kid or adult in your life.

Paper sizes:
12” x 12” garden green card stock
2 Chocolate chip card stock cut 3 3/4” x 3 3/4”
Designer series paper of your choice cut 4” x 6”
Scraps of whisper white, and garden green.
Whisper white ribbon cut 15”

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Garden Green 12" x 12"" Card Stock"

Garden Green 12″ x 12″” Card Stock”

Fringe Scissors

Fringe Scissors



1. With piece of 12” x 12 “ card stock, put it in the simply scored scoring tool. Score at 4” and 8” turn and repeat. With the paper still on the score board make a 1” mark at 6” on both sides. Set aside the scoring tool.
2. Next with the same piece of card stock fold in one side and crease from the middle score to the outer point. Repeat this on all four sides. Where you made the 1” score fold that and then fold from the end of that Mark to the corner score. Now do this or the other side so it looks like the side of a milk carton. Repeat for the other side and fold in the purse.
3. Now with the piece of designer series paper score it with he long side at the top at 3” and 3 1/2”. Fold score lines and then punch two holes in between the two scores.
4. Add ribbon through the two hole and secure on the inside. Adhere the designer series paper to the base of the purse with tear and tape.
5. Add velcro to the flap to secure the purse. Now cut a piece of garden green card stock 4” x 1 1/2” and fringe with the fringe scissors. adhere to the front of the purse.
6. Lastly stamp the Stump and two hedge hogs and color in. Add these to the front and use wink of stella to give them some bling.
Be sure to visit my blog at
Brenda Wilkinson
Your independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrater
[email protected]

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March 2018 Paper Crafting Classes

March 2018 Paper Crafting Classes

March 3rd Card Buffet 12pm
Join us for our card buffet class, where you will make 5 cards on your own. If you need help I will be there to help but this class allows those that are more advanced card makers to work at their pace and the rest of you to work at your own pace. Hope you will try our class. Cost is $10.00 and all you have to do is bring a tape runner, your $10 and a smile. Call or email me to let me know you are coming at [email protected] or 413-203-5196
Hope to see you there.

March 10th Scrapbooking Crop 12pm
Please join us for our monthly scrapbooking crop, where you bring all your scrapbooking projects you have been working on or want to work on and we get together and get lots done. This crop includes the space to work, a snack, and lots of fun. It is four hours but you can stay as long as you wish. Class is open to all ages 8 and up, and would be great for a mother and daughter or even you and your grandchild. The crop is $10.00 and you need to call or email me at least 2 days prior. 413-203-5196 or [email protected]
Hope to see you there.

March 31st Stamping 101 12pm
Please join us for our stamping 101 class where you will learn all about basic stamping. This class is designed for the person who has never stamped before or those who have just started stamping. This class is great for one or up to 10 people and for ages 8 and up. We ask that you bring a few favorite stamps if you have them, a tape runner and a smile. Please register early so we know you are coming, and you can do this by calling me at 413-203-5196 or emailing me at [email protected] Class Cost is $10.00
Hope to see you there, it will be fun!

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Three Panda’s Birthday Card

Bring Joy with Stamping
Created by Brenda



These cute little panda’s are coming your way to wish you or someone special in your life a happy birthday. The best thing about this card is that it is easy to make and for a $50 order from now till March 31st you can get it for free.


Paper sizes:
Whisper white card stock cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”
Basic black card stock cut 5 1/4” x 4”
Designer series paper cut 5” x 3 3/4”
Whisper white card stock cut 3 1/2” x 4”
Scraps of whisper white card stock



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With piece of whisper white that measures 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” score it in half at 4 1/4” and crease the fold line. Next add the basic black piece with snail to the whisper white base. Add the designer series paper on top of that with snail and lastly add the whisper white piece on top of that with snail.
Now on a separate scrap piece of whisper white stamp the three panda bears in memento black ink. Color in their the balloon, hat and then cut them out.
Add the three panda bears to the cards and then add clear wink of stella to the hat and balloon.
Wow what an easy card, now go to my blog and see what else you may want t make to bring joy to others.
Happy stamping Brenda

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Sour cream container birthday suprise

Bring Joy with Stamping
Created by Brenda


This cute little sour cream container is easy to make and can be made for any occasion. Try making a bunch for a birthday paper, anniversery party or even a baby shower.


Paper sizes:
Designer series paper cut 6” x 6”



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Cut a piece of designer series paper 6” x 6” and then add tear and tape to three sides of the inside. Take off one side that only has the one strip and one of the other two. Fold over the side with only one strip to the side with no tape, forming a tube.
Next adhere together the part where you took the tape off, this will be the bottoms. (If you have a crimper you can crimp the end).
Now fill the container with a treat like kisses or any other candy and take the tape off and seal. Use the Crimer on the top if you wish.
Punch a hole into the top and tie a bow with the red ribbon. Now on a scrap a whisper white chard stock stamp the panda with the balloon and color it in with markers of your choice. Adhere it to the container and you are done.

Now that your are done, check out my blog for more grea idea’s at
Brenda Wilkinson
Your independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrater
Email; [email protected]

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