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Sweet Cutie Pie!

Yesterday’s post featured the Sweet Stack Project Kit but did you know that you can repeat or replenish this project over and over again? With the Cutie Pie Thinlits 138273 you can make boxes for individual treats or create a whole cake!


You can cut out these boxes in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot—we’ll show you how.

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Sweet Stacks for All

Annual15_p152_aCreate a sweet addition to a birthday bash, wedding gathering, or welcoming party for baby and send your guests home with a favor. The Sweet Stack project kit makes a two-tier cake, with enough cake box favors for 20 guests. The Small Boxes on the upper layer measure: 3-1/4″ x 2-18″ x 2″ and the Large Boxes on the lower layer measure: 4-14″ x 2-3/4″ x 2″. Watch how to make your own cake box décor.

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You can also purchase the new Cutie Pie Thinlits 138273 which makes boxes for individual treats or create a whole cake over and over again!


Celebrations…Entertaining Kits to Celebrate Any Occasion!

Watch how easy it is to get your party started. Begin with some printed invitations, choose some color and embellishments, and you’ve got yourself a party! Make a banner, place cards, gift bags . . . the pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to personalize. It’s simple, fast, and still totally you.

Bows, Bows and More Bows!

We want to show off this amazing Gift Bow Bigz L Die. This die is so easy to easy and the end result is beautiful! To use the die build your regular sandwich using the Standard Cutting Pads, and run it through the Big Shot.

This die is different from our other dies — it’s a steel roll die and that means it can cut three to four pieces of paper at a time. It can also cut fabric!

When you have cut your paper you will have five bow pieces. Now you can get to bow making. You will need a bone folder, and SNAIL Adhesive. Run your bone folder over the paper and break up the paper fibers and then assemble!

To make the large bow you will need the large piece, the two bow end pieces and the wrap piece. Put a little bit of SNAIL in the middle of the large piece, and fold the ends of the large piece in on its self. Then bend the wrap piece around the middle to create a finished look. Then adhere the end pieces onto the bow.

To make the smaller bow you will need to cut out two pieces of paper on the Gift Bow Bigz L Die. Take two of the bow pieces and fold them in half. Adhere them to each other in the middle and assemble the same way as large bow.

You can play with the pieces to create as simple or as elaborate bows as you want!

Don’t have a Big Shot? We’ve still got you covered, check out our new Pretty Presents Designer Bow Kit. It comes with enough to make ten paper bows, and it looks fabulous on our new Extra-Large Gift Box.

Bows are so much fun! If you want to take your holiday gift wrapping to the next level contact me, or visit my online store.

Newest Digital Downloads and May Sale

MDS Logo BannerBelow are the latest downloads for My Digital Studio and it looks like the “Be Yourself May Kit” Digital Download is going to be one of my favorites with all the vibrant colors and awesome embellishments. Then you have the “Hello Word Ensemble” Digital Download with so many options for a Baby Shower Invitation, Banners, and Water Bottle Wrappers, basically all you need to plan a shower start to finish!

Don’t forget the FREE “Be Yourself May Wallpaper” Digital Download, every month Stampin’Up! will release a FREE Wallpaper Digital Download. You can try it and all you have to do is download the FREE 30-day My Digital Studio trial. You can get all of these wonderful Digital Downloads from my Stampin’Up! Website just click on “Shop 24/7” widget on the right or click right Here!

Be Yourself May Kit - Digital Download   133426 ~  Price: $9.95

Be Yourself May Kit – Digital Download
133426 ~ Price: $9.95

One of the vibrant Designer Series Paper from Be Yourself Digital Download

One of the vibrant Designer Series Paper from Be Yourself Digital Download, see some more below

Be Yourself May DSP 4

Be Yourself May DSP 2

Be Yourself May DSP 3

Here is the 10-piece stamp brush set from the Be Yourself Digital Download
Here is the 10-piece stamp brush set from the Be Yourself Digital Download
Hello World Ensemble - Digital Download  133528  ~ Price: $19.95

Hello World Ensemble – Digital Download
133528 ~ Price: $19.95

Hello World Banner

Hello World Sign

Designer Typeset Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download  134597  ~ Price: $9.95

Designer Typeset Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download
134597 ~ Price: $9.95

Be Yourself May Wallpaper - Digital Download  133427  ~ Price: $0.00 FREE

Be Yourself May Wallpaper – Digital Download
133427 ~ Price: $0.00 FREE

Now get ready for the BIG sale starting in May-25% off tons of digital downloads and print products. Wahoo! Time to get downloading and designing.




Mother’s Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because.

Bloomin Bouquet

Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There’s no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.

As if that weren’t enough, the kit contains a “baker’s dozen”! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn’t normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you’d like to give a little “thank you”!

Ordering information: Item 134542 $12.95

Available starting April 29, while supplies last.

Kit contents:

  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12″ X 12″ cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems

Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)


  • This kit makes a great gift, both assembled and unassembled. You may want to give it as a fun do-at-home project, or create it yourself to give.
  • Add your own finishing touch to the bouquet: place it in a vase, wrap it up in tissue paper, decorative ribbon, or twine.

Love is in the air!

Love is in the air-let the season of bridal bliss begin! If you’re planning a shower for a special bride-to-be, let My Digital Studio do the work for you.

The new For the Bride Ensemble comes complete with:

  • Invitations
  • A gift record book
  • Two game templates
  • Treat toppers
  • Banner
  • Menu
  • Napkin holders

And it is customizable so you can coordinate with your event. Check it out along with all of our other new downloads this week (PDF).

Bride Ensemble

Stay tuned, I am going to download this kit and customize it so that you can see the many options you have.

What is the Best Way to Add Glitter to Any Project?

Glitter Technique

Q: I really like glitter but I’m never sure about the best way to add it to my projects. Any suggestions?

A: Got to love glitter! But using the right adhesive for the job is important so that you get the best effect for your project without having glitter everywhere! We have several great adhesive options for glitter depending on the look you want to achieve.


If you are looking for fast glitter, the 2-Way Glue Pen (#400425) along with Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), Fine Galaxy (#114286), or Fine Supernova (#114287) Stampin’ Glitter will be your quickest drying option. The fastest glitter in the west, though, is Glimmer Paper. This heavy-weight paper is available in Silver (#124005) and Red (#121790). Cut strips or use punches to create the ultimate in glittery accents with no glue required!

Silver Glimmer PaperDazzling Diamonds Glitter


When you want precise glitter placement, say when you are outlining an image or creating a row of small dots, you’ll love using Dazzling Details Glitter Glue. Dazzling Details is a bottle of super-fine glitter pre-mixed in a clear liquid glue. You simply squeeze it from the narrow tip of the bottle to add fine glittery lines, dots, highlights, or accents. Dazzling Details comes in the traditional iridescent glitter (#124117) or Cherry Cobbler (#125585). You will want to give projects with Dazzling details an hour or so to dry depending on how much you add. You can also use Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), Fine Galaxy (#114286), and Fine Supernova (#114287) Stampin’ Glitter with the 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425) or the fine tip of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755) to add glitter details.


Large Areas

There are three great options for adding glitter to larger areas. Sticky Sheets (#114300) and Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (#120805) are 12” x 12” sheets that are great for cutting out, punching, or die-cutting, and then adding glitter. Or you can heat emboss a stamped image or cover a piece of card stock covered with VersaMark ink (#102283) using Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#101930). Another option for adding glitter to larger areas is to use Heat & Stick Powder (#100625) and the Heat Tool (#100005). Simply stamp your image with VersaMark ink, apply Heat & Stick Powder, heat with the Heat Tool, add your glitter, and then heat again.

Sticky PagesSticky Pages

Glass Glitter

Glass Glitter is available in Champagne (#120997) and Silver (#120995). It is beautiful and chunky and has great texture. But, because of the size, it needs a strong glue to keep it where you want it. Sticky Strip (#104294), Sticky Sheets (#114300), Crystal Effects (#101055), and Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755) are all good options for adding Glass Glitter to projects. Just note that, since Glass Glitter is actually glass, you may not want to use it on projects for children or projects that will be handled a lot. I think Glass Glitter really shines on décor projects where it will actually age and develop a bit of tarnish over time – beautiful!

Champagne Glass Glitter101055

Be Dazzling

Now that you know some of the basics of glitter and adhesives, you are ready to create dazzling projects! Whether you are adding super-fine Dazzling Diamonds, bright Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Glass Glitter, or heat embossed Iridescent Ice images, your projects will really shine. Have more questions? Contact me today, I’m always happy to help with your creative process!

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Q&A: Easter Treats and Decorations

Q: I’d like to make some treats and decorations for Easter, but I’m not sure what. Do you have any suggestions?

A: Spring and Easter are coming up quickly! This time of year we think about the weather warming up and start looking forward to spring flowers. Spring also brings to mind holidays like Easter and Mother’s Day, and small gifts for teachers at the end of the school year. Stamping and paper crafting have virtually unlimited possibilities, but some of the most popular are tags, treats, and baskets. Read on to get your creativity blooming this spring!

Tags & Décor
Tags are a quick and easy way to personalize gifts, holiday tables, and Easter baskets. Tags can be made for:
• Spring themes with small stamps like Spring Sampler (#125510 wood, #125512 clear).
• Floral themes with the Secret Garden stamp set (#129141 wood, #129144 clear) and coordinating Secret Garden Framelits Dies (#129372). You can save when you bundle the stamps and framelits together in the Secret Garden Bundle (#131100 wood, #131099 clear)!
• Easter themes with the A Little Bit of Spring stamp set (#126009 wood, #126011 clear) or use punches to create punch-art bunnies, chicks, eggs, and more!
• Family events with the Amazing Family stamp set (#129189 wood, #129192 clear).

DIY Easter

A little special packaging makes even a simple and small gift feel special and heartfelt. Try creating a quick and pretty small box using the Fancy Favors Bigz XL die (#115965) and the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (#129311). Fill it with homemade candy, small gifts, or seasonal candy like jelly beans or chocolate eggs. Or fill a Small Cello Bag (#102757) with homemade cookies and make a quick topper by folding the tag from the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (#131395) in half. Decorate the tag topper with one of the beautiful flowers from the kit and stamp “just for you” using the stamp included in the kit and you have a very special gift!

basket sample

Store-bought baskets can be decorated with stamped embellishments, torn fabric bows, ribbon, and tags. Or create your own basket using card stock. This small basket features the Mixed Bunch stamp set (#125535 wood, #125537 clear) and the coordinating Blossom punch (#125603). The Dragonfly is created using Vellum card stock (#101856) that has been stamped and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#101930). The body is created from the Word Window (#119857) and 1/2” Circle (#119869) punches.

basket sample

Let Your Creativity Bloom
I hope some of these ideas for tags, treats, and baskets have given you a few seeds to help your ideas grow and bloom into beautiful handmade gifts and décor this spring! As always, I love to brainstorm ideas with you and can demonstrate some spring-themed projects for you and your friends. Just get in touch with me!

Tea Bag Holder Favor

Tea Party Favor

Tea Party Favor

Tea Bag Holder

Tea Bag Holder

All the stamping and printing was done with My Digital Studio