Harvest of Blessings for Thanksgiving Day!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and, since I make a point to not being online that day, I want to take a moment now to thank you for being an important part of my life!

stampin up harvest of thanksI am re-posting the same card I did last year, because I love the words.

We really do experience a
“harvest of blessings” in so many areas of our lives…

and the more we look for those blessings, the more they abound!


My heart also go out to any of you who are struggling right now. Whether its family or other relationship problems, financial health concerns, or the loss of a loved one, holidays can seem empty. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

..and if you are celebrating with family or friends, take time to truly be grateful for all of them!

…and to all us, let us practice gratitude daily!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving from Tim and me!


P.S. in case you want to watch a video….

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What a Crafter Really Wants for Christmas!

Dear Santa,

What I really really want for Christmas is …

stampin up christmas gift


1. Stampin’ Stuff (over $100 worth is on my list!)

stampin up shopping list


2. Unending ideas of what to do with all that stampin’ stuff!









3. A bunch of handmade cards to get me inspired


4. A fun facebook group to share ideas with …. and party with …. and become good friends with …..

online pajama party







5. Someone who will send me a card each month when I have sold $1000 or promoted or gotten a recruit or …… just a little recognition!

handmade card
















6. Opportunities to travel – either to learn more about stampin’ stuff and have fun with friends …. or maybe free trips that I could earn. (Did you say “Mediterranean”?)

7. Discount on all the stampin’ stuff I know will be added to my list.

…What was that you say? I can have it all?

$74.25 gets me $125 in stampin’ stuff and all the rest besides?

….Just a minute … there is someone I  need to call!

Operators (one – that would be me) are standing by to take your call! Call 612-929-1277 now while this offer is good! (this week)

I had fun writing this post – but I am serious about this amazing opportunity! I would love to talk with you. Call me at 612-929-1277 or email me. Let’s talk!

Karen Titus

P.S. The above article is a combination of what SU! offers (the kit and travel) and what I offer (the rest) as an upline to the Fine Line group of stampers. We would love to have you join us.

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SU! Online Extravaganza is Open Now!

It’s here!!! All of these items 20 – 50% off! Check out the TODAY ONLY list below too.



Click here to see the list!

Before I share my favorites – I just want to remind you that when you purchase through me (either through my online store at http://karentitus.stampinup.net or by emailing or calling me), you automatically receive my extra three projects for the month. Each includes both a video and a PDF. And by snail mail, you also receive some cards! Let me know if you have any questions.

Use Host Code VFYGZHM3 to get an extra gift in the mail!



Today Only ... are some blockbuster specials!

You won’t want to miss these!!!

135863        Gift Box Punch Board 30% Off     reg 19.95$    now 13.96$ HC 5

handmade boxes


Look what you can make with this! (of course, this is just the beginning of what you can do with the Gift Box Punch Board)

All these boxes ready to be filled and decorated!
Gift this to yourself and use it for others!
This will encourage you to “think small” when do your Holiday shopping. (gift cards always fit!)
140350      Card Kit Bundle – 30% OffEveryday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (134797)
                              plus Hip Hip Hooray Cardmaking Kit (134998)
regular price together $49.90   today only$34.93    196-197
stampin up kit    hip hip hooray card kit
That makes 2 gifts for $34.93! These would make a perfect gift for anyone who hasn’t tried card making yet, for anyone living in a small space, for someone traveling, for a grandparent who use that as an activity with her grandchildren, for us when we  need a cards ASAP …… and the list goes on! I love these kits!!!
All of the Embossing Folders – regularly $7.95, today only $5.00
(I know … its not quite all of the folders on sale for this price today … but I will give you that price on any and all. You just have to let me know!)
One Last Thing! The Best Deal of All!
The starter kit itself is on sale – from regular price of $99 down to $74.25!
With this, you get to choose $125 worth of SU! product – you can even choose the items on sale today! (the three blockbusters and/or any of the other items on sale for the week)
*You don’t even pay shipping on this – so save yourself another 10%
*Join the Fine Line and our fabulous online community!
To find out what I can offer you…..
—–email me or call me at 612-929-1277 with any questions. I would love to chat!
If you know you want to go ahead and do this, just go to http://karentitus.stampinup.net  and click on “join the fun”. (Make sure it says Karen Titus on the top of the page)
When you place your order today, remember to use Host Code VFYGZHM3 to receive an extra gift.

Handmade Gift Box with a Circle Template!

Your pattern for this lovely Christmas box is right in your kitchen cupboard!

handmade gift idea

Yes, its that dish or bowl or anything round! I took a set of three bowls from my cupboard, traced around each of them using the Trim the Tree Specialty DSP, and cut them out. That is the pattern!

stampin up gift box


All of the instructions are in the video below, but I just wanted to share the pictures first.

circle gift box handmade


The tags I added are all from the Merry Everything stamp set and punched out with the Note Tag Punch.

This photo will show that they really are different sizes – actually all three will nest inside of each other.

stampin up boxes


The largest box is from a 10″ circle, scored at 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, turned 90 degrees and scored at 2″ and 8″.

The middle sized box is from an 8 1/2″ circle, scored at 3″ and 5″, turned 90 degrees and scored at 1 3/4″ and 6 3/4″.

The smallest box is from a 7″ circle, scored at 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, turned 90 degrees and scored at 1 1/2″ x 5 11/2″.

The nice thing about these boxes is that you can choose different score lines, depending upon what you are going to put inside.

How to Make a Gift Box from a Circle!

I came up with idea when Tim had baked some cookies and wanted to take some over to a friend. Since I love papercrafting, I decided to try dressing it up a bit. The Trim the Tree DSP is great for boxes because it is thicker than other papers and will hold a gift item easily.

Have fun with this idea … and remember … Monday is coming! The start of the Online Extravaganza Sale with special doorbusters just on Monday!!!!!

On that day, go to my online store karentitus.stampinup.net

Make sure it has my name on the page as the demonstrator and use the Hostess Code VFYGZHM3 and you will get a fun surprise gift in the mail from me!

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Get Your Santa On! Christmas is Coming…


Get Your Santa On stamp setIt’s time to play Santa with this cute card using the Get Your Santa On stamp set.

Who plays Santa at your house?

Are you almost finished with your shopping or do you do the last minute “standing in line forever” thing?

Does anyone actually dress up and play Santa for your family get-together?

We never did that, but we did have a fun tradition later on Christmas Day. When all the food was eaten, games played, stories read ….. there would come a loud knock on the door! All the kids would run to the door – but no one was there, just a package. We always said it must have fallen off the sleigh! Inside the package they would find candy canes for all!

FMS Final 163-001Today’s card is made for the Freshly Made Sketches 163.






Stamping Tip for using Punches!

stamping tips for punches


Any time you are going to use one punch inside of another (like a flower and its center), punch the inside piece first. Then you can easily put the larger outside punch exactly where you want it!



However and whenever you do your shopping, I hope you can relax and enjoy this busy season ahead… and remember … there is some great shopping right here at my Stampin Up! online store. Let me know if I can help you.

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Weekly Deals

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1″ Square Punch

Price: $15.95 $11.96
1/4 Handheld Punch by Stampin' Up!
1/4″ Circle Handheld Punch

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Autumn Spice Digital Kit -- Digital Download
Autumn Spice Digital Kit – Digital Download

Price: $9.95 $5.97
Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die
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Price: $21.95 $16.46
Deco Labels Framelits Die
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Price: $24.95 $18.71
Early Espresso Cut & Ready Card Bases by Stampin' Up!
Early Espresso Cut & Ready Card Bases

Price: $4.95 $3.71
Silver Basic Metal Buttons
Silver Basic Metal Buttons

Price: $7.95 $5.96
Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder
Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Price: $4.95 $3.71

Visions of Santa’s Paper Pieced Moose!

‘Tis the season to get your long red underwear out in Minnesota!

visions of santa(if only I could look as cute as this adorable moose from the Visions of Santa stamp set)



Today’s card is brought to you by Mojo Monday 372!






Paper Pieced Moose Card Tutorial:

stampin up moose


Stamp the moose on a 2 1/2″ punched out circle and again on Santa & Co. DSP.

Cut out the long underwear out of the DSP.




paper piecing technique

Color the moose with Crumbcake and Baked Brown Sugar.

Add the long underwear.






stamping technique

Layer the moose on one of the Starburst Framelits.

Layer that on a piece of 3 1/2″ x 3″ of Baked Brown Sugar card stock.

Add free hand white lines along the edge of the Baked Brown Sugar to coordinate with the lines on the long underwear.



washi tape on a card

With the Santa & Co Washi Tape, lay down three strips along a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.

Layer that on a base card of Real Red.





visions of santa

Assemble all the pieces, add the stamp “’tis the season to be fancy”, and there you have it: a cute and funny Holiday card for that special person who is going to get a good chuckle out of it!!!!




Let’s start this coming Holiday Season with a little laughter!  … and, by the way, you will see this moose again when I send you the next two projects from my 12 Weeks of Christmas this week. Be sure you have opted in to get those. (on the top right hand side of this page)


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Fix that Ink Pad Cover in Seconds!

Has this ever happened to you? You are working on your project and suddenly, the ink pad cover comes off! You try and try to remember how you put it on the last time ….

this 42 second video is for you!

Just a Minute: Fix That Stamp Pad Cover!

I know that I would often try too hard to figure out how to fix this. I would angle it this way and that and, while my inky hands would show the results of my labor, the ink pad would not.

My real problem was that I was afraid to push the ink pad hard enough to get it to pop back in.

If you can relate to this, you will now remember this quick tip!

That’s it for today. I’m heading out for a retreat for the weekend but wanted to leave you with a quick post first. Have a wonderful weekend however you are spending it.

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All the Pretty Boxes…

… waiting to be “dressed up” for the Holidays.

handmade boxes


All of these have been made with the Envelope Punch Board and the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Papers!

Look at the variety of shapes and sizes! Each of these was made with the directions right on the Envelope Punch Board … and these aren’t even all of the sizes.

Stay tuned for ideas on decorating them … and …



Tomorrow is the start of my 12 Projects for Christmas!

Be sure you have opted into the box on the top right of this page so you will receive them! Each week for the next six weeks you will receive two projects complete with directions and supply lists. I hope you will enjoy them!

Be sure to email me with any questions and if you need any help with ordering! My online store is here.

Did you know that when you order, you receive a card in the mail from me as well as some special projects (including PDFs and videos) online? That’s the way I thank you!

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