Quick and Easy Card Making with the “Looking Up” Card Kit!

What cute cards and made in a quick minute! This kit is a great value to make 15 cards in just a few minutes for each. In my video below, I am going to unbox it for you and make one of each these cards!

My goal is to show the new stamper how to make great looking cards easily, show you how to recover from an “oops” and step these cards up with dimension!

Everything comes in this kit including:

  • 15 Card bases with matching envelopes. The liner matches the card
  • Tags
  • Copper embellishments
  • Stamp set with great every day greetings
  • Bermuda Bay ink spot
  • D Block
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots (Pick up some a snail tape runner for additional flexibility)

Watch the video below to see the unboxing AND how the cards are put together with some tips and tricks.

Want to get this great kit for only $27.00? That’s $1.80 per card….you can’t get that value by buying that in the store!!! See the products below. Clicking on the product will take you directly to my online store.

Any questions, please reach out using the Contact Me form.

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Looking Up Card Kit

Looking Up Card Kit [149651] $27.00

Snail Adhesive

Snail Adhesive [104332] $7.00

Paper Snips

Paper Snips [103579] $10.00

August Paper Pumpkin +++

Wow, Stampin Up is really taking care of their customers!!! They know that you all love to create alternatives with the Paper Pumpkin kit pieces/parts that you get on a monthly basis.

With August being a gift bag and tag month, Stampin Up KNEW that some of you wanted to create cards with your goodies.

Soooooooo, they have a create an Add On Bundle to make it easier for you to create cards rather than the bags or tags…..See the cards that can be purchased for just $10.00!

152885 Use the Code to order in my online store

Hurry Up and Order while supplies last…..and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

August Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek!!!!

Wow…Paper Pumpkin has really stepped it up their game with add on’s for the August Kit! Treat bags and for an extra few bucks, get all you need to make the ever so popular “Paper Pumpkin Alternatives!”

Take a look a the Sneak Peak Video and use my personal online store link to purchase this kit: https://bit.ly/2NOW0Vp

The 2019-20 Catalog is Here!!!

Hi There Stampers!

The new catalog has been out for a few days now!  What fun products and the new In Colors—Oh la la!!!

Check out the video below for a quick snap shot of the fun you can experience with the 2019-20 Stampin Up product releases!

Join me in the fun of creating projects that can be used for all occasions…..And…if you are interested in products or any instruction/classes, feel free to reach out to me!

Thanks and enjoy Stampin!

Mary Beth “MB” Guzzo





DSP Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale!!!

It’s that time of year again when Stampin Up has their Designer Series Paper sale in September! Go to the Shop Now section to get to my personal Stampin Up Store and take advantage of a great time to pick up some beautiful DSP!

Available Sale DSP

Paper Pumkin August 2019 Unboxing and Alternatives!

Well, did I ever have a lot of fun unboxing the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin! Not only did I have the kit, but I also purchased the add on card bases and envelopes! This made the kit so much more versatile and smack full of wonderful possibilities…..

Take a look at the video below for the unboxing and alternatives:

August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Unboxing and Alternative Projects

See the projects up close and personal below:

If you want to purchase Paper pumpkin for September, use my Shop Now link using the Paper Pumpkin URL.

Have a blast!

What The HECK is Paper Pumpkin????

What is Paper Pumpkin? Let me fill you in!

You may not think you are creative, and you may not know how to get started…but this video shows you the who, what, when and how to get your crafty mojo on!

Paper Pumpkin is designed to make creativity easy! Each month you’ll get a professionally designed kit filled with fun projects you can make and share with friends. When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, you’re always prepared with perfectly put-together projects for every sharing occasion—from birthdays to holidays and everything in between. You’ll feel like it’s your birthday every time your Paper Pumpkin kit arrives!

Watch the handy, dandy video to see what it is, what past kits have looked like AND how to order so that you can become a paper crafter in no time!

Oh………….You say you already are a Stampin Up or other paper crafter zealot…! Here are some reasons for you to buy Paper Pumpkin:

  • Projects that travel easily
  • Building your Stampin Up stash of goodies for paper, ribbon, embellishments
  • Projects you can do with kids
  • Creating Paper Pumpkin Alternative cards

Order Paper Pumpkin from my personal online store: https://bit.ly/2NOW0Vp

Paper Pumpkin—Another Easy Way to Create Cards and Projects!


Want to make amazing projects without the prep work? Meet Paper Pumpkin—Stampin’ Up!’s crafting subscription program. Because sometimes the best way to get creative is by thinking INSIDE the box.

Paper Pumpkin is delivered straight to your door every month and comes with all the stamps, ink, and paper you need for a fun crafting project.

This is a “Quick and Easy” way to skip to the fun part of crafting with everything precut and ready to go so you can jump right in and start having fun.

Kits are $22 a month with enough goodies to make at least 8-10 cards or little projects. You can make all of the kit by following the bouncing ball instructions OR you can create your own alternatives. You decide what your fancy is.

To order 1 month or more, use the following link to go directly to Paper Pumpkin to order your first kit: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2164793

Take a gander at the hints for July’s Paper Pumpkin kit below. The kit coordinates with a couple of Stampin Up annual catalog suites. Don’t have a catalog??? Contact me and I would be happy to pop one in the mail to you!

Quick and Easy Stamping with Celebrate With Cake!

I have a passion………………………….

That is to show you how to get comfortable with things you aren’t comfortable with.

I am a trainer at heart….I also am an avid stamper. Put those 2 things together….and poof! You have the start of my series…Quick and Easy Stamping!

This cut little card and some of her friends were made with the Stampin Up Celebrate With Cake Bundle. The bundle gets you the stamp, the inks, the cards bases and envelopes (20 of ’em!) as well as the block to put your stamp on….and ink/stamp away!

The instructions to make this adorable card can be viewed in the video, or follow the written instructions below.

You also can enjoy the alternative cards made here, using the very same bundle! On some of the cards I added layering with some Granny Apple Green or Flirty Flamingo card stock…

If you like these cards, like the ideas, hit the pictures below to order this cute bundle!

Products and Link to Print Instructions

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Come Sail Away

What a quick and fun card to make with minimal stamping….


Minimal stamping? Yep, you got that right! Sometimes we don’t have enough time for full blown FANDABULOUS card making. StampinUp gives us an array of tools to make cards on the fly (like the one I will show you) OR a 3D birdhouse that magically flips open with 100 different folds….

Hate to read? Watch the video on how I created this simple card!


Add first Whisper White to Sahara Sand Base

Adhere first bottom Memories and More layer—to the upper left

Wrap Bakers Twine around the 2nd Memories and More layer (twice) and make a bow; snip ends so that they are even (I used a navy in the card but suggest the current Night of Navy/Sahara Sand striped bakers twine)

Wrap Bakers Twine around the 2nd Memories and More layer (twice) and make a bow; snip ends so that they are even (I used a navy in the card but suggest the current Night of Navy/Sahara Sand striped bakers twine)

Adhere 2nd layer over the first layer aiming for the lower right

Use some multi-purpose glue to attach the trinket of your choice

Stamp “Congrats” on Whisper White scrap in Soft Suede

You can fussy cut the Congrats into a rectangle with a “flag” at he end OR use the optional Smooth Sailing Die to cut out the greeting (as shown)

On the 2nd Whisper White layer, stamp the rope image to the left (I turned the card for easier stamping AND started with the center image)

Stamp the greeting of your choice in Night of Navy

Stamp the greeting of your choice in Night of Navy

THEN you can adhere that layer to the inside of your card

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