Open House 2019

When the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog comes out in June, it’s time for Open House! A lot of planning and preparation goes into those few hours of fun such as what will we do for make & takes, the display table samples and ideas, the door prizes and raffle basket and of course the refreshments. The retired table is always a hot spot as well.

I couldn’t do it all without help from my downline girls, friends and family. I was blessed to have my daughter Abby helping this year as well. We all work together to make Open House a successful and fun time for all my customers.

I include a thank you card in the orders when they come in. I am very grateful for my customers and their support of my business. I used the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack and the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards and Envelopes for the thank you cards.

These card packs make card making a breeze. You can mix and match the cards, use coordinating cardstock or ribbons and you can make many cards from one card pack. Check out all the pieces still left after making a bunch of thank you cards.There are many more cards that can be made from the pieces left over from my card making.

Don’t forget to save your Bonus Codes if you placed a $50 order during the month of July. You can spend them In August. You still have until July 31 to earn more Bonus Codes. Each code is worth $5 off your order in August.

I look forward to stamping with you soon at a workshop or class. Why not schedule a workshop so you can earn free merchandise from the new catalog. Contact me today to book your date!

Sheila Rudnicki

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Beautiful Friendship

When you get the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog in your hands, what is the first thing you look for?  Usually, I go to the back and look at all the new accessories. This year, however, looking through the new catalog, I fell in love with a bunch of new stamp sets. The Beautiful Friendship stamp set really stood out to me. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and start playing! I needed a few thank you cards so this is the card I created.

The main card is Rococo Rose with a layer of Smoky Slate. First I stamped the Birch stamp on a layer of Whisper White cardstock.  Doesn’t the Birch background stamp make the perfect layer (stamped with Smoky Slate) behind the flowers from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set?  Then I stamped the Beautiful Friendship flower layer with Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzaz and Rich Razzleberry (for the center of the roses and stamped off once for the floral spray randomly stamped to fill in). The sentiment is from the set Parcels & Petals (another favorite! but more on this set later). The Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon finishes this card off just right don’t you think? I stamped the bottom corner of the envelope with the flowers because a stamped envelope is a nice way to finish off your cards.

This Beautiful Friendship stamp set has wonderful detail which makes it very easy to make beautiful cards. Pick your three colors and start creating! All supplies to make the card is listed below.

DON”T FORGET!!! Open House is June 27 from 5-8 pm. Come have a fun night out with friends. Get the new catalog, see samples and new products. There will be 2 make & takes, door prizes and a raffle basket worth $100.00  RSVP by June 22 to or respond to the event on my Facebook page Stamping With Sheila. I hope to see you there!

Sheila Rudnicki


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First Steps

I love going to baby showers. I love seeing the excitement and anticipation of the mom-to-be. She is usually tired and happy at the same time as she talks about her little one. Here is the card I made for a baby shower I recently attended using the First Steps stamp set .

The First Steps stamp set is so cute with the baby hands and feet.  The foot stamps are individual stamps which makes it easy to do patterns and backgrounds. The hand stamps are the same. There are also word stamps in the set which means you can easily complete your project with one set. Below you can see another card from the same set using the hand stamp.

Enjoy making all these special moments even more special with a handmade card. They will truly be appreciated! I’ve listed all the supplies below for the card I made.

Sheila Rudnicki

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2-1/2" Circle Punch
2-1/2" Circle Punch


Happiness Blooms Suite

I am so ready for Spring aren’t you? Flower stamps are some of my favorite stamps. This Happiness Blooms Suite was a must have for me. I love all the bright colors in the designer papers. Here is a birthday card created for a swap I recently participated in.

As you can see in the image below, there are so many options with this Happiness Blooms Suite.

I used the Dot To Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the birthday card above. It’s easy to miss in the Occasions catalog if you’re not looking for it. It is located on page 25. Its just the right background for this suite and also looks great with the frog set So Hoppy Together in the Sale-A-Bration catalog on page 13.

See below for all the supplies used for the birthday card shown above.

Sheila Rudnicki

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All My Love Designer Series Paper

Doesn’t Stampin’ Up! carry the most beautiful designer papers? They take paper crafting and card making to a whole new level. The All My Love Designer Series Paper is a set of those gorgeous papers.

The patterns in these designer papers coordinate nicely with each other. You can use the busier designs paired with a more muted pattern design and have a quick easy card that looks great!

My Tip – Remember to check the coordinating colors listed on the back of the All My Love Designer Series Papers. Choosing these colors helps to tie your project together nicely. All supplies for this project are listed below.

 Sheila Rudnicki


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Meant To Be Bundle

Have you seen the new Occasions catalog yet? If you don’t have one, let me know and I will certainly get you one along with the Sale-A-Bration catalog. During Sale-A-Bration when you spend $50 in merchandise you get a FREE item in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Spend $100 and you get 2 FREE items and so on. There are so many new things to explore!

The Meant To Be Bundle is the first set I played with from the new Occasions catalog. All the different heart stamps in the set have various designs with many different shaped hearts. My favorite is the heart with the design all along the inside edge. And how cute are those little hearts?

The Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies are part of this bundle. My favorite die so far is the detailed heart shown above cut out in the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets (a freebie in the Sale-A-Bration catalog). There is a tiny heart at the very bottom of the point of the heart. I was looking for a little something to put around the words and this tiny heart was just the ticket. It was just Meant To Be. This die set also has many different size hearts and edging dies to make some really beautiful cards for that special someone for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, weddings or to let someone know you care and are thinking of them. The All My Love Designer Series Paper goes well with this bundle. I pulled the colors from the designer series paper for the coordinating cardstock.   A couple of tips in making this card – The Powder Pink cardstock is embossed using the new Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. When using these Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folders, be sure to lightly spritz the cardstock with water. It helps to break down the cardstock fibers a bit so the cardstock does not crack when embossed and gives better detail from the folder. Also use glue dots to adhere the cardstock layers on top of the embossed cardstock layer. The snail adhesive does not hold as well as the glue dots on the uneven surface.

All supplies are listed below for this project.

Don’t miss out on all the excitement of the New Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.

Contact me today to get yours!

Sheila Rudnicki

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More Christmas Card Ideas

Here are the last few Christmas cards I am sharing this year. They are some of my favorites. This first card I wanted to use up Christmas designer papers I had from the Holiday catalog. I also used glimmer paper with the Sprig punch to make the swag embellishment. I always use glue dots when putting glimmer paper together. There is dimensionals behind the sentiment for added texture. The bow is also adhered with a glue dot.

The next card is actually a gift card or money holder. I got the idea from Patty Bennett. I changed up the designer papers. I wanted to make it look like a present. The sentiment inside actually came from two different stamp sets.

This next card uses the Dashing Deer Bundle from the Holiday catalog. I love the dies in this bundle.

This last card is simple but elegant. I like to use embossing during the Christmas season. I used copper embossing powder on this card. The inside words are also embossed. The sentiment on the front is actually two stamps put on the same block.

I hope you all have a happy, healthy new year and I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Sheila Rudnicki

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Pretty Poinsettia

Today I’m sharing another Christmas card I’ve made this year. When I want to create a card, I pull the papers, stamps and embellishments that coordinate for the particular card I have in mind to make. I have really enjoyed using the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper in the annual catalog on page 95. This is the second card I’ve posted using these beautiful papers.The colors and patterns are very versatile for many different looks for your papercrafting projects.

Because the paper was very busy, I was able to use a large sentiment. Layering the sentiment with the colors in the designer paper helps to pop out the sentiment. I usually like some kind of embellishment on my cards like a bow, jewels, or in this case, I cut out a poinsettia and leaves to add dimension to the card. I listed the items used in the card below.

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Under The Mistletoe

Don’t you just love the designer papers in the Stampin’ Up! catalogs? They make beautiful quick cards all on their own. Stamp a sentiment and possibly add an embellishment and you have a beautiful card. It’s my go to when I need cards quickly.

That’s exactly what I did here with the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. The designer papers always have a busier pattern and a muted pattern that coordinate nicely. The coordinating colors are listed on the back of the designer paper packaging to make things even easier. Put some dimensionals under one of the layers and taa daa you have your card! I love these easy WOW cards!

I have listed all supplies used for this project below.

Sheila Rudnicki

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Joyous Noel Snowflake

While it’s great to CASE (copy and share everything) a card on Pinterest, I love when I have time to be creative on my own. I pull out the designer paper I want to use. On the back of the designer papers the coordinating colors are listed. I pull out the coordinating cardstock, ribbons, etc and go from there. 

The Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper is a gorgeous set of papers with copper foil accents. These papers allow for many different creative ideas for cards, home decor, scrapbooking and other paper crafting. I used Merry Merlot to accent the paper I chose from the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. The copper snowflake is from the Snowfall dies. This set was offered during the month of November. The luscious ribbon is Merry Merlot & Copper reversible ribbon. It’s a great addition to the copper accents on the card.

Tip on cutting the copper foil – place the foil side down so the cutting side of the blade cuts through the back of the foil first. There’s a thin film that will cut through better if you cut it this way.

I’ve listed all the supplies used for this card below.

Sheila Rudnicki

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