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Succulent Garden Spring Frame

Succulent Garden, Oh So Succulent, Dragonfly Dreams, Jar of Love, Sunshine Wishes, Sheltering Tree, #succulentgarden, #ohsosucculent, #jaroflove, #dragonflydreams, #shelteringtree, #beautifulyou, #botanicalbuilderframelits, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #3d, #springframe, #frame, #stampinupframe, #stampinupdemo

GORGEOUS!   Yes!  Here is what I have been promising to my awesome customers who love the frame classes!   Here is your insert for spring!   Super happy with how it turned out!  I used some of my favorite stamp sets and framelits of all time!  I can't wait to start shipping this beauty!  

Succulent Garden Frame

Here's one of my favorite collages in the frame.  Sunshine Wishes and the Botanical Builder framelits create this collage on top of the Succulent Garden designer series paper.  

I often get asked how I decide on the colors for the frames.  It's easy - I pick a designer series paper and use the colors in that to guide me.  When you use that color scheme - you can't go wrong!  

You can make this frame at my next product based class time - April 26 or 27.  Check out the details on my Events & Tutorials page.


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Basket Bunch Easter Frame

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder, Easter Frame, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframe, #easterdecor, #easterframe, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #Easter3d, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

 Here's another customer favorite, a seasonal decor for the 9" x 9" (or 10" x 10" with a mat) frame.  I found that the Basket Bunch stamp set bundled with the Basket Builder framelits was a perfect bundle to use for this beauty.  It will sure be a fun Easter Decor!   

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder, Easter Frame, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframe, #easterdecor, #easterframe, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #Easter3d, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

The large square mat is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".  The outside of the smaller squares (white) is 2 1/4".  The inner squares are 2" square.  I simply use the same frame over and over and just add new seasonal insides - depending on the season.  

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder, Easter Frame, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframe, #easterdecor, #easterframe, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #Easter3d, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

I love the cute little bunnies!   This stamp set has 29 images in it and most of them are all cut out with the 22 piece Basket Builder framelits.    And frankly those cute little bunnies would be great for a baby card too!  

MAKE THIS FRAME!   - class details on my Events & Tutorials page.  


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The Sky's the Limit!

Up & Away thinlits, Lift Me Up, Carried Away, #stampinup, #liftmeup, #carriedaway, #up&away, #overtherainbow, #frame, #3d, #bjpeters,, #homedecor

Do you ever have so much fun making a project that you want to make another?  Well that happened to me after I made the Valentine's frame for my team meeting.  (if you missed it, you can check it out here).  I had the Carried Away designer series paper on my crafting table and decided to make a frame with it.   As I was making it, I was thinking of my youngest daughter who just wrote on amazing article for her job. . . don't know where she got her writing talent but the "sky's the limit" for her!

  Up & Away thinlits, Lift Me Up, Carried Away, #stampinup, #liftmeup, #carriedaway, #up&away, #overtherainbow, #frame, #3d, #bjpeters,, #homedecorOne of the features I love most about the Lift me Up stamp set bundled with the Up & Away thinlits is how you can change the colors behind the hot air balloon with the thinlits.  So cute.

Yes, the saying is a perfect fit and it comes from the "Over the Rainbow" stamp set.  What a great message for everyone. . . the sky is the limit when you go after your dreams!


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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Let's Sale-a-Brate!

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Welcome to this month's Blog Hop with a Theme of Sale-a-Bration!  Today I am featuring not one but TWO of the stamp sets available for FREE during Sale-a-Bration and the awesome free Carried Away designer series paper!  (if you need a refresher on the best sale of the year, click here


Avant Garden, Delicate Details, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #avantgarden, #delicatedetails, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #bloghop, #giftset,, #birthdaycard, #thankyoucard, #papercrafting, #rubberstamping, Let me ask you this;  Do you ever need a quick gift?  Not too big but a little something something that is clearly something that the recipient will love, value and use?  I have your solution!  An easy gift set that includes 2 beautiful cards and a pouch holder!

Avant Garden, Delicate Details, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #avantgarden, #delicatedetails, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #bloghop, #giftset,, #birthdaycard, #thankyoucard, #papercrafting, #rubberstamping,

Check out this gorgeous card!   There are 2 cards in the packet, one in Peekaboo Peach and the other in Watermelon Wonder.  Both are equally gorgeous!   As you can see, I used the Delicate Details (Sale-a-Bration free set) on the left hand side and the Avant Garden stamp set with the flowers and words.  

I highlighted the cards with a small strip of the Carried Away Designer series paper which coordinates with the pouch.  The Carried Away designer series paper has an awesome color scheme and coordinates with a customer favorite bundle in the Occasions Catalog (Up & Away).  Now doesn't that just scream of versatility and bonus deal!  

Avant Garden, Delicate Details, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #avantgarden, #delicatedetails, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #bloghop, #giftset,, #birthdaycard, #thankyoucard, #papercrafting, #rubberstamping,Check out this cute pouch!  Made so easily with the Carried Away freebie designer series paper and the Envelope Punch Board.  Trust me - it's easy peasy!  

If you like my projects, I provide great customer service, rewards and a VIP rewards group!  Please visit my online store. 


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Occasions & Sale-a-Bration 2017 Debut!

It's HERE!  The Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs are LIVE!   Yippee!!!!  If you have been a customer in the past year, you would have received both catalogs in the mail in December.  If you want to get copies mailed to you in the future - just order from me and I will gladly gift you catalogs delivered to the comfort of your home!  Of course, you can download them as well.



The Occasions catalog is LIVE!!! And if you don't already, you're going to LOVE it!  I can't wait to show you some VERY exciting samples! 

So in Love, So Detailed Thinlits, Succulent Framelits, #soinlove, #sodetailedthinlits, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #handstampedcard, #papercrafts, #rubberstamping


First we have the "So in Love" stamp set and the "So Detailed Thinlits".  I paired this one with flowers from the Succulent Garden product suite.  Love the flower! 

  Happy Celebrations, Celebrations Duo embossing folders, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #happycelebration, #papercrafts, #birthdaycard, #handstamped, #rubberstampingBirthday cards are the most frequently sent & needed card.  "Happy Celebrations" will help you be prepared for all of those birthday and frankly other celebration needs.  I LOVE the brightness of this card.  Check out this stamp set on page 40.

Sunshine wishes, Falling Petals, #sunshinewishes, #fallingpetalsembossingfolder, #lacedoilies, #stampinup,, #bjpeters,The Falling Petals textured embossing folder and the lace doilies are several of my favorite new accessories.  Oh, and the Very Vanilla Satin ribbon is pretty cool too!  The "love" comes from the Sunshine wishes thinlits.  Great Valentine, Anniversary or Wedding card.

Large Letters, Falling in Love paper, #largeletters, #fallinginlovepaper, #valentine, #banner, #lacedoilies, #stampinup, #homedecor, #stampinup, #stampinbj.comThis might be one of my most favorite projects!  I used the Falling in Love designer series paper - you HAVE to see this paper in person!  I'm just sayin'.  The letters come from the Large Letters framelits.  Check out the falling in love embellishments hanging in between the banners.  Note, I just had to use the Lace Doilies again too!  Yummy!

Beautiful You, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #beautifulyou, #frame, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #papercraftingHere is a stunning sample of The Beautiful You stamp set.  It rivals the Seaside Sketches stamp set from a few years ago.  Love the look. Here I have used our awesome new colored pencils - they are phenomenal!  Soft, not too waxy.  Easily blended AND in Stampin' Up! colors!   You are going to LOVE these! 

Lift me up, Love Notes Framelits, Sending Love paper, Up & Away Thinlits, #liftmeup, #up&awaythinlits, #sendinglove, #lovenotesframelits, #sunshinewishes, #stampinup, #bjpeters,, #scrapbook, Check out this scrapbook page celebrating our wedding anniversary.  I have combined the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away thinlits.  Plus the sending love designer series paper stack and the Love notes framelits. 

Check out the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs - you'll LOVE them!   Check out my events page for samples and my upcoming events calendar. 

If you have fallen love with some of these papers and ribbons, get a sampling of all of them!   Details here.



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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Homemade Holidays

Stampin' up!, BLog Hop, BJ Peters Santa's Sleigh, Snow Place, Snow Friends, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #snowfriends, #snowplace, #santa'ssleigh,
Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop for November.  This month's theme is Homemade Holidays.  When I saw this theme, I immediately thought about gifts.  I love to make homemade gifts for they are one of a kind and cherished by those that receive them.  One of my favorite things to make is a frame as I find it easy to create a scene.   This one was inspired by a painting I saw at a craft fair yesterday.

Santa's Sleigh, Snow Place, Snow Friends, Christmas, #santa'ssleigh, #snowfriends, #snowplace, #christmasdecor, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI used the Santa's Sleigh bundle as a start.   I layered Garden Green, Always Artichoke & a Warmth & Cheer dsp pine tree on my Soft Sky background embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I added the reindeer.  As an afterthought, I wish I would have put a bow or the wreath from the bundle around his neck.  The reindeer is prancing on Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

Santa's Sleigh, Snow Place, Snow Friends, Christmas, #santa'ssleigh, #snowfriends, #snowplace, #christmasdecor, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comThen I used the Snow Place stamp set with the coordinating Snow Friends framelits to add the cute little snowmen.  I added a greeting from the Tin of Tags stamp set to finish it off.   Do you wish you were getting this frame?  Why not make one of your own! 

Online Extravaganza, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #stampinupsale, #bjpeters,, #onlinestampingsaleTomorrow is a BIG day - the start of the Online Extravaganza from Stampin' Up!   ONE DAY Only deals on Monday, November 21 and November 28.  Check out the deals here and be sure and watch my blog for inspiration and updates! 


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Now hop on over to Amber's blog and check out her handmade inpsiration.

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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Happy Holidays

Blog Hop, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersWelcome to this month's Stampers Dozen Blog Hop with a Happy Holidays theme.   For my inspiration, I didn't want to overlook Thanksgiving so, I am sharing my annual table decor for my Thanksgiving table this year.

Vintage Leaves, Table Decor, Stampin' Up!, Petals & Paisleys, #petals&paisleys, #vintageleaves, #tabledecor, #tablesetting, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #bloghop, I love this simple place setting.  It's simple enough to make a bunch, although my Thanksgiving dinner guests are typically small in number.  Let me share a few hints as to how simple this project is;

  • Using the Tag a Bag gift bags, emboss with Woodlands embossing folder. 
  • Cut a 2" x 12" strip of Petals & Paisleys designer series paper and adhere around bag as shown being careful to not have it too tight that the napkin and silverware won't fit inside.  Add a 3/4" strip of a contrasting paper that has a pennant end as shown.
  • Stamp 3 leaves using the Vintage Leaves stamp set and die cut with the leaflets framelits.  My leaves are in Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon.  I adhered the leaves with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Vintage Leaves, Table Decor, Stampin' Up!, Petals & Paisleys, #petals&paisleys, #vintageleaves, #tabledecor, #tablesetting, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #bloghop,
  • I added a button with linen thread tied through it.
  • The greeting is from the Acorny Thank You stamp set and is punched out with the Classic Label punch. 
  • The best finishing touch is the coordinating dessert peppermint chocolate you will add!

Thanks for stopping by!   Now be sure and continue on the blog hop! 


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Christmas Pines Banner

Christmas Pines 5In my stamp room, I have a window from my Grandma's house hanging on the wall.  I thought it needed a Christmas decoration, so here is my new Christmas banner.  I LOVE IT!!!!   I was finishing it up while my card buffet ladies were here and well, they thought for sure we needed a class on this beauty - and yep, we'll be doing that!

Christmas Pines, Large Letters, Stitched Shapes, Christmas, #stitchedshapes, #christmaspines, #christmasbanner, #banner, #largeletters, #stampinup,, #christmas, #christmasgift,, #bjpetersI know you'll want to make one of these banners so let me give you some hints;

  • The pine branches in between each banner are actually adhered to a strip of Early Espresso cardstock that has been stapled over the rope trim. 
  • The banner base is the Kraft 12 x 12 cardstock.  It has been die cut with with the largest Banner Framelit and then texturized with the Holly embossing folder and sponged with Crumb Cake ink.
  • The Large Letters have been stamped with the Letters For You stamp set and die cut with the large letters framelits.  The letters are on dimensionals on Stitched Shape Ovals.
  • The Stitched Shape Ovals are part of the Stitched Shapes framelits. I used the Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker to highlight the stitched shapes. 
  • I added Holly and Berries to each banner from the Holly Berry Happiness bundle. 
  • The Kraft Rope Trim is a perfect finishing touch.

Let me know what you think about this banner!


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Cookie Cutter Christmas Gift Set

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #cookiecutterchristmas, #stampinup, #bjpeters,, #classinthemail, #cardgiftsetWhat?   BJ, you forgot to publish and schedule the Cookie Cutter Christmas gift set?  Oopsies!   It's not too late though. . . the class is ready.  Tutorial is done.  It frankly has been sent all over the United States - just not advertised locally.  So sorry.  Here's the scoop. 

Come and make this wonderful gift card set on October 29 between 10am and 2pm.  Come. Make and Go.  You want to do this class as it is one that can easily be repeated with most any bundle from Stampin' Up!   And it is easy to put together for that handmade gift for birthdays or as a hostess gift. 


  • Basic - includes tutorial & class packet  $15  + shipping
  • Economy - includes tutorial, class packet & Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle   Cost $50 + shipping
  • Best Value - the kit you need to make multiple card gift sets!  Includes tutorial, class packet, Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle, Candy Cane Lane designer series paper, Read Red 12 x 12 cardstock (for box), package of Crumb Cake cardstock $80 + shipping


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Creative Inking Blog Hop Thankfulness

Blog Hop, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #bloghopWelcome to this month's Blog Hop with a theme of Thankfulness.  The Holidays are fast approaching and it is a season when we need little Thank You gifts.  My project today will give you a great idea for a quick and easy Thank you Gift.

Candy Cane Lane designer series paper, Cookie Cutter Christmas, Suite Seasons, Clear Tiny Treat Box, #cookiecutterchristmas, #cleartinytreatbox, #candycanelanedesignerseriespaper, #suiteseasons, #bjpeters,, Check out this Cookie Cutter Christmas Card showcasing Candy Cane Lane designer series paper (on sale currently!).  The card perfectly coordinates with the Clear Tiny Treat box filled with a K cup!   That's right a cute, simple and tiny gift!

Candy Cane Lane designer series paper, Cookie Cutter Christmas, Suite Seasons, Clear Tiny Treat Box, #cookiecutterchristmas, #cleartinytreatbox, #candycanelanedesignerseriespaper, #suiteseasons, #bjpeters,,This gingerbread man glimmers with fun as he is highlighted in Gold Wink of Stella plus he has the cutest Red Glimmer paper bowtie!   The greeting comes from Suite Sayings stamp set and is perfect greeting to accompany this little treat!

Candy Cane Lane designer series paper, Cookie Cutter Christmas, Suite Seasons, Clear Tiny Treat Box, #cookiecutterchristmas, #cleartinytreatbox, #candycanelanedesignerseriespaper, #suiteseasons, #bjpeters,,These Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are so darn easy to make stinkin' cute!  Just like this one!   A K cup fits perfectly.  What a great little treat!   In this pic, you can see the Gold Wink of Stella on the Gingerbread man.  Such a cute and easy accent. 

Be sure and check out the Designer Series Paper Sale this month - this Candy Cane Lane designer series paper is part of the sale and has been VERY popular.  Be sure and get yours!   Check out the details of the sale here.

 Now, check out the rest of the blog hop for more Thankful inspiration. 


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Floral Boutique (it's on sale!)

Floral Boutique, Sunshine Sayings, Botanical Builder, Stampin' Up!, #sunshinesayings, #floralboutique, #botanicalbuilder,, Floral Boutique designer series paper is one of my all time favorite papers that Stampin' Up! has ever produced.  I think I may have to hoard this one!  It's one of the designer series papers on sale this month - can you believe it!  By the way, I still have 2 Floral Boutique Class kits available - the last 2! 

I love the combination here with the Blushing Bride Botanical Builder flower and Baker's Twine.  It's really a creative combination don't you think?  What other colors would you pair with Floral Boutique?

Floral Boutique, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #floralboutique, #stampinbj.comI encourage you to check out the designer series paper sale here! There are more fabulous papers to choose from too! 

Here's another idea using the fabulous Floral Boutique designer series paper and the 3" gusseted cellophane bags.  A perfect (and quick) treat or gift to make! 

One Big Meaning , Floral Boutique, Stampin' Up!, BJ PEters, #floralboutique, #candytreat, #thankyougift, #onebigmeaning, #stampinbj.comI love how the 2 sided designer paper makes this simple bag gift look so great!  Imagine giving this card and bag of chocolates (my fav!) together.  Your friend will be sure to give you a big ol hug after the squeal of delight! 


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Holly Jolly Gift Card Holder

Holly Jolly Layers, Gift Card Holder, #hollyjollylayers, #giftcardholder, #christmasgiftcardholder, #stampinj.comDuring the Holidays, I am always looking for easy gift card holders.  Especially easy for those last minute gift cards that you forgot about for that neighbor, teacher, etc.  The bonus is that this gift card holder is mailable!   And it still falls into that super easy (and quick) category!   So, don't loose these directions!

I started with our Kraft Tag a Bag gift bags.  I scored 2 1/4" from the bottom and folded the bottom up.  Then I wrapped a 1 3/4" x 12" strip of Presents & Pinecones designer series paper around the gift bag.  This creates the pocket to set the gift card in.  The Presents & Pinecones designer series paper is currently on special.

  Holly JOlly Layers, Presents & Pinecones, Gift Card Holder,, #presents&pinecones, #giftcardholder, #christmasgiftcardholder, #hollyjollylayersAfter adding a ribbon with the Emerald Envy Ruched ribbon, I used the Holly Jolly Layers stamp set to create the focal point.  I used the Layering Circles framelits and the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" punches.   Finally add some cardstock inside the bag to write your greeting and well wishes. 


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Cookie Cutter Halloween

Cookie cutter halloween, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #cookiecutterhalloween,, #bjpeters, #stampinuptutorialCheck out this super cute selection of Cookie Cutter Halloween items!   I love the coordination of these items with the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle!  Yesterday, I posted a super cute card set idea with the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle.  As part of that class, I promised a free tutorial for the coordinating  Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.  The free tutorial will include these items! 

Cookie cutter halloween, Stampin' Up!, bj peters, #cookiecutterhalloween, #bjpeters,, #halloweencardsThis cute vampire kid is complete with a Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper bow tie and is featured on top of the Halloween Night Specialty designer series paper. 

Cookie cutter halloween, Stampin' Up!, #cookiecutterhalloween,, #bjpetersThe mummy man stand out in front of another design in the Halloween Night Specialty designer series paper.  What a fun print!

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #cookiecutterhalloween, #bjpeters,, #halloweencardAnd then there's the cute scarecrow!  I love the "hang in there" saying which is from the Here for You stamp set.

Cookie cutter halloween, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #cookiecutterhalloween,, #bjpeters, #candytreat, #halloweencandytreatAnd finally the skeleton man decked out in a Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper bow tie adorning a cute treat bag filled with a favorite Halloween candy! 

Check out the Cookie Cutter Christmas Class here and get your

Free tutorial with a class purchase. 



Cookie Cutter Christmas

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #stampinupclasses, #stampingclass, #classinthemail, #cookiecutterchristmas, #stampinbj.comDid you see the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle in the Holiday catalog?   I love the figures - and to have the punch also punch out the reindeer is genius!   This 5 card gift set is a new class I am offering in person or by mail! 

This is the perfect handmade gift for friends, co-workers and family this Holiday season!  The Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle is available in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday 2016 catalog.  The bundle is complete with stamps, greetings and a punch!  Who can resist the cute Reindeer, Santa, Eskimo and Gingerbread man!  Here’s why you need to purchase this class;

  1. It makes a perfect handmade gift for friends, family and co-workers. Handmade gifts are the best way to convey heartfelt holiday greetings! 
  2. You’ll receive a tutorial and first cardstock packet from me!
  3. You’ll find it easy to make several of these card boxes making your holiday gift giving an easy and fun activity!
  4. Want to add to the versatility of the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle? You’ll receive a free tutorial for 4 Cookie Cutter Halloween projects that use the same punch you’ll get when you purchase the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle!  This tutorial comes free with the Best Value and I Want it All classes!

Here’s how you can get started.  Choose which class you would like and let me know!

Basic  – includes Tutorial and cardstock packet ready for you to use your own stamp set and punch.  Cost is $15*.

Economy – includes tutorial, class packet and Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle. Cost is $50*

Best Value – the kit you need to make multiple card gift sets!  Includes tutorial, initial class packet, Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Real Red 12 x 12 cardstock (needed for box), package of Crumb Cake cardstock.   $80*

I Want it All! – Halloween & Holiday!  Includes everything in the Best Value class PLUS the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set!  $95*clear  $100* wood  Remember you’ll get 2 stamp sets, 1 punch, 2 tutorials and tons of fun! 

*add $3.50 for shipping

In Person Class Dates;  September 28 4-8pm or September 29 12-8pm. 

Class in the Mail option available while supplies last. 


Jar of Love Tags

Jar of Love, Gift Tags, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersAren't these cute?   The Jar of Love bundle makes awesome tags!  So stinkin' cute!    These projects are bonus projects for my club members this month!   (If you are in my clubs from a distance, these beauties will be mailed to you!)  I just think they are so so cute!

Jar of Love, Gift Tags, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #jaroflove, #bjpeters,, #gifttagsTo make the tags, I stamped the jars on a folded piece of Soft Sky cardstock with the top of the jar stamp just off the top of the folded edge.  Then when I used the framelits to cut the jar out, I made sure that the top of the framelit was off the edge of the fold so the stop stayed folded and uncut. 

I added the jar top in Basic Gray.  The flowers were stamped in Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.  The leaves are Wild Wasabi.  The finishing touch is a hanger using linen thread.  Super easy and super cute!



Floral Boutique Purse Party

Floral Boutique, Botanical Builder framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #floralboutique, #botanicalbuilderframelits, #stampinup, #bjpeters,, #stampinuppurses, #pursesRecently a friend of mine posted some gorgeous purses and I thought about how beautiful they would look in the Floral Boutique designer series paper.   And I was right!!!!   The purses turned out gorgeous!   Stampin' Up! friends are the best.  And I am grateful for my friend Becky that shared the pattern.  I know I've said it before, without Stampin' Up! I would truly have missed out on meeting many awesome people!   This is one of the perks of joining the Stampin' Up! family. . . . let me know if you want to join the fun!  But, let's get on with the Purse Party!

Floral Boutique, Timeless Textures, Sweet & Sassy framelits, #floralboutique, #timelesstextures, #sweet&sassyframelits, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comHere's another beautiful purse inspired by Becky.  I love the little tassle!  And if you look closely, the Night of Navy is stamped with the Timeless Texture stamp set.  It really creates awesome faux texture. 

Floral Boutique, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #floralboutique, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI think this one if my favorite!   I love the gel pen detail stitching.   I know you are feeling inspired right now.  I want you to head on over to Becky's blog and check out her tutorials. As you can see they are absolutely amazing!  You know you want them. . . and what a great little gift.    I can't wait to see what you create with them - be sure and share with me! 


Open House Goodies

Playful Palette, Swirly Bird, Perfectly Wrapped, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters,, #bjpeters, #swirlybird, #perfectlywrapped, #playfulpaletteDay 1 of my New Catalog Open House was a hit!   Lots of customers got steals of deals!   Primarily, the BOGO sale had customers using their wish lists to fill out their order forms for free!   Yes, only 1 time a year, I have a BOGO sale with the newly retired stamp sets.  Buy 1 of them and get that amount to spend in the new catalog for free!  Yep - only during my New Catalog Open House!   Don't worry, there's one more day - TODAY 2-8pm!

And if you stop on by, these are 2 of the gifts you could receive!   The new Popcorn Thinlits die on the right side is filled with goodies and is the all attendee gift.  Decorated in Swirly Bird with the new gold binder clips and Playful Palette designer series paper.

If you are a club member - or join one of my hostess clubs, the gift on the left is yours!  It is filled with a sampling of new products including some of the new enamel shapes and some chocolate!   If you are a long distance club member - or join as a long distance club member, your treat box will be mailed to you!  Yea! 

Make sure to stop on by today - there are still deals to be had! 


Stampin' Up! Classes

Painters Palette, Love & Affection, Class in the mail, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #love&affection, #painterspalette, #bjpeters, #stampinupclass, #stampinbjCheck out this beauty from the first monthly specialty class I am offering from the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog!   It's a One Sheet Wonder class using the Love & Affection  stamp set along with the Painters Palette.  The beauty of a One Sheet Wonder class is that once you have the pattern, it's super easy to recreate in any color combination or stamp set(s)!


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The color palette features 3 new colors!   Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and the Copper embossing powder.   And check out the beautiful layering created with the Layering Squares framelits!   Note how I have used one and cut it apart to adorn the left edge of the One Sheet wonder piece!   Now that's thinking outside the box - or square in this case! 

Make sure to RSVP for your spot at the in person class or reserve your class packet to be mailed to you! 


Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Friends Are Forever!

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog Hop, FriendshipFriends are Forever!  That's the theme for this month.  I chose to focus on a friend - the 4 legged kind.  Here's my Mercury that we had to put to sleep in December - bone cancer.  So, in honor of my friend I miss, here is this month's inspiration.

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I chose the Playful Pals stamp set and Pyramid Pals thinlits - an awesome bundle in the Occasions catalog.  You are going to love the possibilities with this bundle! 

Playful pals, Pyramid Pals, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #stampinbj, #bjpetersThere are so many possibilities with this bundle.  There are over 50 stamps and 18 dies.  You have a full scope of creativity at your fingers.  With a little imagination and perhaps a little help from my blog and pinterest, you are all set!  Here's a video to get you started!


Thanks for stopping by the blog hop!  Now make sure and finish the rest of the hop for more inspiration.  I've posted the ingredients and ordering list for this project at the end of this post.

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Easter Inspiration Day 2 - Bunny Basket

Easter Basket, Envelope Punch Board, Punch Art, Stampin' Up!, BJ PeterWhoa!  Check out this super cute bunny!  It's a cute little treat basket ready to fill with  Easter treats!  You aren't going to believe where the carrot comes from!   Check out this video for how to make this cute little basket! 


I hope you think he is just as cute as I do.  Love how you can use the Botanical Builders stamp set and framelits can be used for more than just leaves!  If you follow my at all, I keep telling you that punches are a gift that keeps on giving.  There are so many uses for them - they just keep being used over and over!  The punches I have used on this guy are ones that are very frequently used. 

There are so many uses for the Envelope Punch Board as well.  Here is another project I made with the punch board.  And perhaps you'll see another project with the punch board later this week! 

Be sure and check back for Day 3 of my Easter Inspiration tomorrow!



A Tea Bag - literally!

A nice cuppa, Gift Bag, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Have a Cuppa designer series paperStampin' Up!'s Petite Cafe bags made a perfect bag for a quick gift of some tea.    Last weekend, I needed a quick gift and had the A Nice Cuppa stamp set on my stampin' table.   I love how it turned out!   The bag contains a few K cups with tea in them.  Then I needed a little decor.  The tag was the perfect finishing touch.

A nice cuppa, petite cafe gift bag, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI stamped the tea cups in Early Espresso.  The words were colored in with the Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write marker.  Cuteness!

A nice cuppa 1I topped the tag off with a couple of strips of Birthday Bouquet designer series paper.  It just adds a little pop of color and interest.  The greeting punched out with the Washi label punch finishes it off - well almost. . . .

Botanical Garden Jewels, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe Botanical Garden jewels certainly adds just a perfect finishing touch don't you think?   I love the touch of a jewel. 

Who would you give a "tea bag" to? 


Botanical Garden Specialty Fold Class

Botanical Gardens, Botanical Blooms, Botanical Builder Framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Class By MailYou are going to LOVE this new class!   Two Big Reasons;  1)We all love to learn new Techniques and Fun Folds to incorporate into our repertoire 2) The Botanical Gardens product suite is FABULOUS!  Love the 3D flowers! 

This class features 4 Fun Fold techniques while using the Botanical Gardens product suite from the Occasions 2016 catalog.  As a bonus you'll get instructions for this cute little treat box!  The Botanical Gardens bundle includes the Botanical Blooms stamp set, Botanical Gardens designer series paper and the Botanical Builder framelit dies at a 15% discount!  Plus you'll receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice! 

Botanical Gardens, Class in the Mail, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Botanical Builder, Botanical BloomsClass in the Mail available starting January 16.  Class Dates in my studio;  Feb 24 4-8pm or Feb 25 12-8pm. 

Cost;  $63 (plus shipping for mailed classes)  Includes Botanical Gardens Bundle, It's My Party Enamel Dots, Pre-cut pieces, Full Color instructions and Sale-a-Bration set of your choice.   As a bonus, you'll receive instructions for this cute little treat box.

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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Metallics

Stampin' UP!, BJ Peters, BLog HopWelcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop for December.  I always think of Metallics during the holiday season. . . there's just something about silver and gold that makes things extra special.  This year, I am using it as my theme for my neighbor gifts - make sure you let me know what you think about them.

Embellished Ornaments, Blog Hop, WInk of Stella, Berry Basket, Winter WonderlandI had a great time playing with a new item from the upcoming Occasions catalog making this gift set, can you pick out what it is? 

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Winter Wonderland designer vellum stack, Wink of StellaCheck out this gorgeous card!   I used the vellum from the Winter Wonderland Designer Series vellum one of the items in the Year End Sale.   Do you see the new item I'm in love with yet? 

Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe Wink of Stella Glitter pens!  YES!!!  No muss, no fuss!  Gold and Clear in the Occasions catty!  I used the gold to color in some of the parts of the ornaments.  You are going to have to have these babies!  Catalogs are on the way to my customers! 

Berry Basket, Winter Wonderland, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Holidays Fancy Foil VellumHere's my Berry Basket all decked out in Gold.  I added hot cocoa, candy canes and of course a little chocolate.  I used the Holidays Designer Series vellum to wrap the Hot Cocoa packets together.  Note the little accents with the Gold cording.  The silver and gold cording are also on the year end sale.

So, what do you think?   Would you be my neighbor? 

Now, take the rest of the blog hop and check out the other Metallic inspiration. 

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Snow Place Gift Bag

Snow place, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Mini Treat BagMini Treat Bag Thinlit to the rescue!   Thursday night, a friend of mine called and said she needed 9 gift bags for some necklaces asap - like the next day!    I immediately thought about the Mini Treat bag thinlit.  It was the PERFECT solution!   Check out how cute this gift bag is!  

For the bag I used the Real Red Envelope paper from the Holiday catalog.  (it's on the retiring list)  It's a little thinner than cardstock - but sturdy enough for gift bags.  And since it matches our colors, I could stamp the snowflakes on it - tone on tone and have it look great. 

Snow place, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, I added a strip of Season of Cheer designer series paper (DSP).   Securing with a staple.  Then I used the Snow Place stamp set and the Snow Friends framelits to create a cute little accent.  I love the possibilities with this bundle (Snow Place stamps & Snow Friends framelits) - and since it's a bundle you get an automatic 15% off! 

Don't forget about the Year End sale - so many of my customers have taken advantage of it already. . . a few things are flying off the shelves.  Make sure you get your favs on your wish list.  Download Dear Santa wish list and make sure to give it to the big guy in red.   


An Advent Story

Advent tree, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersToday I was again reminded about why I love my job as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  My customer Molly and her daughter Brooke made the advent tree today.  Molly was excited about this project from the moment I posted it. . . . I believed she thought it was a super cute project.  Come to find out, it was more than that. . . .

The Advent Tree they made was a Christmas gift for Molly's mom who has had a tough year.  Her husband passed away and she has had some heart issues.  Molly and most of her siblings made a plan for this Christmas gift, each person was in charge of 2 boxes.  There were things like haircut, gift cards, and more.  The final gift will be money for a recliner.  What a wonderful, heartwarming plan!  Now, there's more to the story, you see, Molly's mom always made Advent Trees of some kind for the grandkids every year.  Awww!   How sweet. 

If you want to make someone's day like this, I hope you'll consider joining the Stampin' Up! family. . . . it is a gift for yourself and for others.  :)

Build a Birthday, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersHere's a quick bit of inspiration, one of the cards for the December card buffet. It uses the Build a Birthday stamp set and the 2014-2016 In Color Washi Tape - which is on sale through Monday, November 30 for 50% off!  Yes, tomorrow is the last day for the Online Extravaganza! One Day Deals tomorrow only!



Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop - Seeing 3D

Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersWelcome to Stampin' Up!'s Grand Vacation Achiever's Blog Hop.  The theme for this month is Seeing 3D.  I'm sure you are going to have see some incredible inspiration on this hop. 

You may be just starting the blog hop here on my blog;  BJ Peters or you may have come from another blog.  If you get off track at any time, check the list on the bottom of this post. 

Did you know it's your lucky day?  For this hop, I'm sharing a couple projects.  In the United States, we are approaching winter and the Christmas Holiday season.  It's a time where we all think about gift giving.  Enjoy my inspiration and think of your Holiday Gift giving list - which projects will make your gift giving easy? 

Snowman Gift BagHere's a Snowman Gift Bag - this cute little guy sports a gift card pouch in the front and of course there's room for a little gift in the bag!   This snow man uses the circle framelits and a few punches.  He was shared with my by my friend Jill H.  Customers ordering from me in November received a free tutorial on how to make him. 

Flurry of Wishes, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersHere's a quick and easy candy treat - full of Hershey Nuggets wrapped with Merry Moments designer series paper (DSP).  The tag is stamped using using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set on a tag punched with the Note Tag punch.  Easy Peasy.

Nugget Tree, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersIf you want more Hershey Nuggets, this cake is made of them using Nuggets wrapped from the Home for Christmas DSP.  Nummy.  My customers loved this class earlier this fall so, I'll be repeating it on December 5 with this Christmas version. 

I could keep going with more inspiration but, I know there's more awesome inspiration waiting for you on the other stops of this blog hop - so after you are done checking out the supply list for my projects, make sure you check out everyone on the blog hop list below! 




A Special Friend

Snow Place. Gift Bag Punch Board, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters

OMG - isn't this gift box stinkin' cute!   I love my friend Kelly who gifted me with this cute box made from the Gift Box punch board.  Soooo cute!  You are going to want to take a close look and make one yourself!  Imagine giving this to a friend - they are going to LOVE it!

First check out this video on how to make the box using the Gift Bag Punch Board. 


The body of the Snowbuddy is made from the Circles Collection framelits - you'll want a 3 1/4" circle.  Check out the hands and feet - they are small hearts from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

Snow Place, Circles framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersKelly added a Scarf with the 2014-2016 In Color Backgrounds DSP, used a journaler to add the face and a small piece of cardstock for the nose. 

I love the accent of the silver glimmer paper stapled on.  The greeting is punched with the Note tag punch from the Merry Everything stamp set.  Perfecto!

If you are wishing you had some of the same awesome friends I do, join my team. . . I have met so many forever friends and have treasured memories from fellow demonstrators I have met through Stampin' Up!  You can have that too! 


Making Spirits Bright

Among the Branches, Holiday Gifts, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters

Tis the Season of Gifting and Cheer!   Well, and craft fairs too!   I love doing craft shows and meeting people.   Plus I guess I love making the crafts!   This is one of the newest for sale items that I made for this month's craft fairs.  They've been a hit so far! 

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I had purchased the Emery Boards a couple of years ago.  I made a sleeve with Garden Green cardstock and used the Ornate Tag Topper punch for the top edge.  I added a layer of DSP from the Regals Collection backgrounds DSP.  You may be wondering how I adhered the edges and they aren't giving way - FAST FUSE!   It truly is my new favorite adhesive!   I'm so over those little red plastic peel away pieces from Sticky Strip!  So easy to use once I got used to it.  And it has fabulous sticking power! 

The greeting is from the Among the Branches stamp set, highlighted with a Gold Glimmer Paper scallop circle.  And the project wouldn't be complete without a little fu fu stuff!   The Real Red Pom Pom trim hits the spot! 

Now who wouldn't like to receive this cute little gift!   Available at my craft fairs while supplies last! 


Snowman with a Gift Card

Gift Card, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersSuch a cute Gift Card holder inspired by my friend Jill!   I love him!   If you want to know all the details about making this cute guy, place your order with me this month using a hostess code and you will be receiving a free tutorial just in time for Holiday gift giving!   Click here to read more about using a hostess code

He's actually quite simple. . and full of punches which you probably have in your crafting stash.  OMG - he is just sooo cute - he is going to make someone very happy this Holiday season, and it won't only be because of the gift card! 

I also want to give you a heads up about placing your order. . . .

Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI have received a large number of "no contact" orders lately.  I honestly respect your choice to not receive emails or free tutorials from me.  But, I want you to realize what you are missing out on.  I typically send 2 emails a month.  Free Tutorials are sent out monthly. 

In addition, several of my "no contact" orders have missed out on hostess benefits.  I think the ordering system can sometimes be at fault for that, but I can help you receive the benefits you deserve if I see one of these types of orders come through. 

Thank you for visiting my blog, attending my classes and being my customers.  I love you! 


Sparkly Seasons Treat Bag

Sparkly Seasons, Boo to You framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlit, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersCheck out this Sparkly Season Mini Treat Bag!   The Mini Treat Bag Thinlit is on the weekly deals this week - so it's the perfect time to buy!  The Mini Treat Bag is perfect for giving treats, note cards and gift cards.  Such a perfect size!  I die cut the treat bag from the Happy Haunting DSP from the Holiday catalog - love the little stars!  And the Hello Honey star is actually cut from a framelit included in the Mini Treat Bag thinlits!   There are actually 12 framelits total when you purchase the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. 

Sparkly Seasons, Boo to You Framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Mini Treat Bag, Candy Treat, HalloweenI stamped the pumpkin from the Sparkly Seasons stamp set.  Silver Glimmer paper was used to die cut the hat from the Boo to You framelits.  I added a strip of black glimmer paper to accent the hat.   The finishing touch is the greeting from the "And Many More" stamp set.    Well, actually the finishing touch is the candy that's inside! 

Be sure to check out this week's Weekly Deals!  This Mini Treat Bag thinlit is a great deal.  What my customers tell me is that they love this thinlit for the size and the multitude of ways it can be used.  Try it for yourself!


Gift of Definately Dahlia

Definately Dahlia, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Silver Glimmer Paper, Everyday Chic DSP, metallic ThreadCheck out this beautiful Gift I received!   My friend and downline Tatiana gave it to me.  Definately Dahlia is one of the best stamp sets in the Stampin' Up! catalog - in my humble opinion.  Check out the details that she put into this gorgeous but easy to make frame.

Definately Dahlia, Silver Glimmer paper, embossing, frame, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe silver frame combined with the sentiment done in silver embossing along with the tiny strip of Silver Glimmer paper is stunning.  So coordinated!   Oh, and did you see that the silver glimmer paper is part of the weekly deals this week? 

Definately Dahlia, Metallic Thread, Vintage Faceted Button, Everyday Chic, Stampin' uP!, BJ PetersTatiana brought in a little Black through the use of the DSP.  The crowning touch is the Vintage Faceted button with the silver metallic thread behind it.  It makes the frame 3D and is just perfect! 

I hope I have inspired you to go out and create a simple frame like this as a gift.  Frames can be inexpensive. . . . and the components Tatiana added could be tweaked to match most any larger stamp.  Be sure to share what you have created.

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Gift Card Framelit to the Rescue

Gift Card Framelit, Silver Foil, Red Glimmer, Winter Wonderland vellum stack, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersOur daughters best friend was married on Saturday.  Jim and I love how so many of our kids friends treat us like parents and Chrissy's friend Sarah was no exception.  She is a special lady and now a special wife to Peter.  With someone so special getting married, you want to have the perfect gift and the perfect gift presentation.  Thus I spent a little time getting this one right. 

Gift Card Framelit, Silver Foil, Red Glimmer, Winter Wonderland vellum stack, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, Color Me IrrestistibleI had a decorative serving spoon and a gift card for Sarah and Peter.  I wrapped the spoon in tissue paper and then used some of the Color Me Irresistible paper to wrap around it.  Then I added a red ribbon.

 Gift Card Framelit, Silver Foil, Red Glimmer, Winter Wonderland vellum stack, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersFor the gift card, I used the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlit.  I added a belly band of Silver foil paper covered with a band of from the Winter Wonderland designer vellum stack.  I punched a heart from Red Glimmer paper with the Sweetheart punch and a tail of silver sequins.  It sure turned out beautiful - just as I wanted. 

Chrissy at Sarah's wedding

Here's our beautiful daughter.  She did a fabulous job as the Maid of Honor.  It was fun to meet more of her friends and friends parents.  Proud mom and dad moments when you hear from her friends parents what a wonderful lady she is!

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Howl-o-Ween Treats!

Howl-o-Ween Treat, Candy Treat, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, Happy HauntingAs I promised you yesterday, here are a couple of "treats" using the Howl-o-Ween Treats stamp set and coordinating Boo to You Framelits.  (They're a bundle - so 15% off!). 

This treat is 8 Hershey Nuggets covered in Happy Haunting DSP and slipped into a clear box.  The tag is from the Howl-0-Ween stamp set.  The tag is from the Ornate Tag Topper punch secured with the Black Satin ribbon and Black Baker's twine (on the weekly deal, just sayin!)

Howl-o-Ween Treat, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Boo to You, Petite Cafe Gift BagHere's treat #2 in the Petite Cafe Gift Bag, covered in stars using the Hearts & Stars mask.  I love these bags!  A tin tie closure and inside coating allows you to put anything into the bag and close - and re-close it many times!

Howl-o-Ween Treat, Boo to You framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Gift Bag, Candy TreatI love this guy!   He's sooo cute!   Imagine giving this treat bag to your favorite trick or treaters this year!   Or - make it an adult trick or treat bag - fill with - well more adult things of your choice!  LOL.  This guy is so easy with the framelits!   Yep, you need to have him.


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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Birthday Bash

Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersWelcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop.  This month's theme is Birthday Bash!   Enjoy the hop!

Spiral Flower, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Packaging, Bouquet Bigz DieI have a special gift to give to a friend and I wanted a special way to package it so, I created this box.  I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!  I know my friend will treasure the box as much as the gift.

Spiral Flower, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, Bouquet Bigz, PackagingThe flowers were made from the Spiral Flower Die.   You roll the spiral together, add a little hot glue and you have a beauty.  For a variation, you can also use an embossing folder to add some really fun texture and interest!  The die is easy to use with just a wee bit of practice.  I used the spiral flower die for this cute treat.   Here's another sample on one of our boxes.  

Spiral Flower, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Bouquet BigzHere you can see how I have just covered the lid of the box with the Neutrals Background DSP stack paper in Black. 

Can you imagine giving this gift to a special friend or sister?  You know in your heart they are going to cherish it forever!   So, what are you waiting for?  As you can see, you can use the spiral flower die to decorate a big or small box - you just need to make one (or more)!   Check out the ingredient list below.

Now, hop on over to Amber Swifts blog for her Birthday Bash inspiration.

 Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersOr, hop on back to Susan Campfield's blog for her amazing inspiration.

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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - All About Babies!

Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersWelcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop this month!  You will be treated to awesome projects this month - don't miss one blog!  The theme is Babies.  Even without babies in your future, you can apply any of these ideas to other card and gift ideas. 

Baby, Nugget Cake, 3D, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Banner BanterIsn't this a beauty?  We have a neighbor who will be having their first baby any day.  This cake holds a gift card that can be used by any new parent - plus a few chocolates to manage through those tougher days of new parenthood.  Everything's better with chocolate, right? 

Baby, Gift card holder, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Banner Banter, Nugget CakeThe color combo is Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Gold Glimmer.  The new Blushing Bride sequins are a perfect bling add to the Nugget cake don't you think?

Stampin' Up!, Bj Peters, Banner banter, Nugget Cake Gift card holder.  17 Nuggets line this cake - nummy!  I used the Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper (DSP) to wrap the nuggets.  The bottom layer of nuggets is actually wrapped around an empty Stampin' Up! embellishment container.

Baby, Banner Banter, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Nugget CakeI used skewers to hold the banner.  Baker's Twine holds the banner made from the Banner Banter stamp set.  Blushing Bride Sequins adorn the skewers.  Don't you love this project?  My friend Connie inspired this project as well as these.  

If you want to make one of these nugget cakes (careful, they are addicting to make - and it isn't just the chocolate!), join me on August 25 at 4:00pm or 6:30pm.  RSVP's required. 

Now, hop on over to Sharon Burket's blog:

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 Or if you missed Kristin Kortonick's blog - hop on back here. 

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Gorgeous Vintage Leaves Tag

Vintage Leaves, Tag, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Woodland embossing folderI needed to make a tag for my niece's wedding shower today.  She is having a September wedding - outdoors and vintage themed.  So, I turned to the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  This stamp set with the coordinating Leaflets framelits was the perfect solution!  I actually had these all stamped and cut out for another project - you'll see that later! (you don't want to miss it!)

Vintage Leaves, Woodland embossing, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersCheck out these gorgeous leaves!   Mossy Meadow, Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe and Lost Lagoon stamped with Early Espresson!   I tied them together with some linen thread around the stems and fanned them out.  The "congratulations" is from the And Many More stamp set. 

Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Woodland embossingHere you can see the new Woodlands embossing folder.  It is from the Holiday catalog which is available to demonstrators on August 4 and Customers in September.  I sponged Sahara Sand on top of the trees to make them stand out a bit.  A great effect!  Check out the backing for this tag - I used the circles framelits to create the backing and the central tag.   Adding the paper piercing around the edge gives it just a nice added detail. 

Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, WoodlandThe ribbon hanger for this card is a perfect match for the theme.  It is 5/8" cotton striped ribbon in Lost Lagoon - stapled to the circle tag.  Like I said - a perfect match for the theme and style. 

Remember that Vintage Leaves and the Leaflets framelits come as a bundle - that saves you 15% right up front.  I guarantee that you will use this set a TON this fall!  It's a great value and a great buy!  Remember to watch for upcoming projects!

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OMG - Tag Talk Gift Cake!

Go Wild, Tag Talk, Nugget Cake, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, gift cardIsn't this stinkin cute!    I was soooo inspired by my friend Connie S who created a nugget cake that I had to make one (or more) too!   I was actually surprised at how easy it was.  I love the details.

Go Wild, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Nugget Cake, Gift Card Check out the details.  Rhinestones, Sequins, ribbon and more!   The DSP stacks are perfect to use to make this project - many contrasting patterns that help bring this project to life.   Look closely at the rhinestones.  They were colored with a red sharpie marker to match the colors for this project.

Go WIld, Tag Time, Stampin' Up!, BJPeters, Gift card holder, nugget cakeThe top of the cake holds a flameless candle.  This can be turned on because the top part of the cake is removeable to access the switch.  Next focus on the gift card holder.  It was made using the handpicked framelits.  I used the 2 way glue pen to create - a little sticky - that is repositionable - holding the gift card in place. 

Pretty Petals, Nugget cake, Gift holder, Tag Time, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersHere's one with the Cherry on Top DSP stack.  So cute!!!   Love these nugget cakes!  Would you like to know how to make them too? 


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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Favorite New Accessory

Stampin' UP!, BJ Peters, Blog Hop Market Fresh, Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersWelcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop.  The theme this month is favorite new accessory.  I pondered on this one for awhile. . .cuz there are so many favs.  I settled on this one - can you see it?  Hint:  It's inside the box. Let's pull it out and check it out;
Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog Hop, Market Fresh, Natural elementsThis Basket and cards features the Market Fresh DSP AND the Expressions Natural Elements - which are my featured accessory.  These elements are a great way to add 3D greetings to projects.  This one is "Thanks".   These elements are a great 3D accessory for only 33 cents.  And they are still mailable!

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog Hop, Market Fresh, Natural ElementsThere are 3 words;  Congrats, Thanks and Celebrate.  In the package, you receive 5 each of the 3 words.  In this sample, you can see that I colored it.  I simply pressed it onto the stamp pad to color it.

Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, Market Fresh, Natural ElementsThis one is colored in Cherry Cobbler.   The ribbon on this one is the Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker's Twine (love it!). 

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And here's the last card in this set.  Have you been noticing the 5/8" Striped Cotton ribbon too?  It's available in the 2014-2016 In Colors.  And what are you thinking of the Market Fresh DSP?  Wouldn't this Market Fresh Basket and 4 cards make a great gift?  Check out the Market Fresh Class here.   It's available in person or by mail.

Now how about more new accessory inspiration.  Keep going on the blog hop! 


Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersOr hop on back to Linda Bauwin's blog. 

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All About Sugar

All About Sugar, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersAll About Sugar is what's for dessert!   At least is was what was for dessert last night when I had a stamping evening with my downline.   We played with new things and of course I had to make sure they had a sweet treat and dessert!   I received this stamp set while I was on the Hawaii Grand Vacation last month.   (I like it even better when it' a freebie!)  It's a super cute stamp set. 

All About Sugar, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI used the Sweet Lil Things DSP for the background in this sample.  Then I stamped the "sweet treats" greeting twice - once in pool party (which is the color of the Fry Box)  and again in Watermelon Wonder.  I added the starburst circle in Hello Honey.  (these are the colors in the Sweet Lil Things DSP).   Finishing with a couple of dimensionals and rhinestones for a little bling. 

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I added a bag of Swedish Fish in my Fry Box. .. with an "enjoy" tag.   If you haven't yet checked out the Fry Box die - it's a quick and easy.  And great for any occasion or gift - bonus it fits Gift Cards!!!

If you'd like to join my team and have stamping nights and treats like this. . . you can!  Whether to get a discount on your own purchases or to make some $.  This month you can get up to $205 worth of Stampin' Up! products in your kit that you choose for $99.  Give me a call for more info.


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Gift Box Punch Board

Gift Box Punch Board, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI'm continuing to play with so many fabulous new items in the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! catalog and today's post brings me to the Gift Bag Punch Board.  I was thrilled with the result - what a super fun way to package a little gift!  I was surprised at how easy it really was to make these bags.  The Bohemian DSP bag is actually the first one that I made. 

Gift Box Punch Board, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersYou can make bags 2" deep up to 3 5/8" wide.  And 4"-10" tall.   Here you can see the side of the smallest bag.  (Small, Medium and Large Bags refer to the size of the bottom of the bag).  You can use cardstock or DSP.  On this sample, I folded over the top of the DSP to showcase the beauty of our 2 sided papers.

Amazing Birthday, Gift Box Punch Board, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersHere is the tallest bag - I started with 12" x 10" DSP.  This paper is the new envelope paper found on page 149.  I added a tag with the Amazing Birthday stamp set. 

Instead of buying bags for small treats and gifts, easily create them in a variety of sizes with this punch board!


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Tin of Cards

Tin of Cards, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersHave you seen that awesome tin of cards on the front of the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog?  Wow!  I am very impressed with this kit.  The tin itself is fabulous!  And the dividers and decorations - oh my!  Love it! 

It's my guess that this tin is a HOT item for customers and I strongly recommend purchasing it early.   You can purchase the Tin of Cards kit by itself  #138378 for $27.00 or purchase as a bundle with the Tin of Cards stamp set #138946 for $16. 

Tin of Cards, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe tin includes all of the makings - including some pretty snazzy 3D accents to make 4 each of these cards.  Love the different textures, greetings, and available accents. 

Tin of Cards, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersAnd you also get to make 4 each of these cards - yes that is 16 cards total!  And when you use all 16 up you can replenish your tin with more gorgeous cards from my monthly card buffets! 

Class Details;

  • June 25 4-8pm
  • June 26 10am-8pm
  • Cost;  Tin of Cards $30,  Tin of Cards with stamp set $48
  • To RSVP, send payment and your choice of class dates and times to me no later than June 17.



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English Garden Card Box - Heartfelt Sympathy Preview

Heartfelt Sympathy, English Garden class, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI am super excited to announce my first Card Box class from the 2015-2016 Catalog.  It uses the gorgeous English Garden DSP.  Check out the class here.  Make sure you sign up soon to hold your spot and assure your class materials are ready for you.  If you want to do the class by mail, info on that is on my Class Samples page as well. 

Now, onto this card.  Heartfelt Sympathy is a lovely new stamp set.  It's a perfect name (heartfelt) for the greetings for the outside and inside of sympathy cards.  I love how the English Garden DSP sets a perfect backdrop for this card. 

Heartfelt Sympathy, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, English GardenI cut the greeting out with the new Lots of Labels Framelits.  I added a couple of new accessories;  Metal Rimmed Pearls and Metallic Foil Doilies.  What a perfect finishing touch!

Heartfelt Sympathy, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, English GardenHere's the inside.  Check out what I mean about the "heartfelt" greeting.  I added a simple strip of DSP from the English Garden DSP and voila and super gorgeous card! 

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Hawaiian Grand Vacation Blog Hop

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog Hop, Grand Vacation, HawaiiWelcome to the Blog Hop!  This blog hop features Stampin' Up! demonstrators from Austrailia, New Zealand and the United States that have earned the Grand Vacation to Hawaii in May of 2015.  You are sure to enjoy the creative explosion you will see if you take this hop!

Hawaii, Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersMy name is BJ Peters and I am from Minnesota in the United States (near the Twin Cities).  I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 12 years.  Like many, I started to get a discount and have fallen in love with the company, creative outlet, new Stampin' Up! friends, and more! 

This notebook will be traveling with me to Hawaii and is my travel journal. 

Hawaii, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog Hop, Grand VacationI used the Flower Patch stamp set and the coordinating Flower Fair framelits.  The "adventurebound" word is from the Project Life Remember This stamp set. 

Hawaii, Stampin' Up!, Blog Hop, BJ Peters, Grand VacationI added a few layers to the large Melon Mambo flower and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Other colors I used are;  Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, StazOn Black.  The strip of DSP is from Confetti Celebration collection.  This DSP is one of the retiring collections.  See retiring info here.

Now head on over to Selene Kempton's blog.

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  Or you can hop on back to Shannean Moncrieff's blog.

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Blog Hop List
1. Brian King  
18. Bec Ross 
19. Ann Craig 
 26. Betty Button 
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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Mother's Day

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Welcome to April's Creative Inking Blog Hop!  The theme this month is Mother's Day.  While my mom is with the Angels, I have a new mom in my family to celebrate - my daughter Mandy.  Check out what I have for her!

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Gift Card Holder, Scallop Tag Topper It's a Gift Card holder!   I learned this idea from a fellow demo - Terri Gaines at a Creative Connection event this past weekend (oh what fun!).  It uses the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, a strip of DSP and an accent.  How much simpler can it get?

Scallop Tag Topper, Gift Card Holder, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!The DSP I used is from the Lullaby collection.  Since my daughter had a baby a month ago, I thought it was appropriate - and the gift card inside can be to treat herself!  I inked up just the word "MOM" from the "Mother's Love" stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  I love the font.  And if you act quickly - as in today - April 20, that stamp set is on sale!  Weekly Deals here.

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Scallop Tag TopperHere you can see the gift card that is inside and easily pulled out when you pull on the ribbon.  Here are some of the dimensions I used;

  • Pool Party cardstock 2" x 9 1/4"
  • DSP 3" x 5 1/4"
  • Ribbon 16"

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Bouquet Bigz dieThe flower is made from the Bouquet Bigz die in the Occasions catalog.  Also learned from Terri Gaines.  3 layers, crumpled and hot glued together.  The stem is from the bird builder punch. 


  • Retired list posts tomorrow - check in early.  Get your 2013-2015 In Color and other retiring products ASAP!
  • See below for a list of products used today.

Blog Hop, BJ Peters, Stampin' up!Hop on over to Amber Swift's Bog - or hop on back to Linda Bauwin's creative offering.

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Painted Blooms Gift "Bag"

Painted Blooms, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, 3D, Card SetsThe first time I saw this DSP (designer series paper) in the Occasions catalog, I knew it was one of my very favorites!   I love the colors and the print!  I had wanted to make a "gift bag" from this DSP for weeks and yesterday in between helping my card buffet customers, I finished this beauty!  It didn't photograph the best but everyone who saw it loved it and wanted to know when this class will be!

Why is it a gift bag?  Well, because it holds notecards and envelopes of course! 

Painted Blooms, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!, 3D, Gift card setsIn this one I have put 4 of our notecard and envelopes.   What a perfect gift! 

Painted Blooms, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!, NotecardsHere are the first 2.  I added some Blackberry Bliss Ribbon and the sentiments are simple and versatile.  They are from the "A Dozen Thoughts" stamp set.

Painted Blooms, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, 3D, gift setsIn this one, you can see that I used the coordinating Painted Petals stamp set.  How easy is this?  Well, since I was on a roll, I had to make at least 1 more!

Balloon Bash, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Birthday BashLove them!  So easy.  What do you think?  Do you think I should schedule a class? 

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Easter Bunny is hopping in!

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Berry Basket, Easter, 3D, BunnyCheck out this cute Berry Basket all decorated up as a Bunny for my Easter table!   So stinkin' cute!   I am loving the Berry Basket die - there is more that I can do with it than I thought!   (Looking forward to May baskets!)   This bunny is made of punches and the Oval framelits. 

Stampin' Up!, Berry Basket, BJ Peters, Easter, BunnyCheck out these cute little feet!   You'll need the extra large oval punch, small oval and the Owl builder punch for these!   I have them popped up on dimensionals. 

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Berry Basket, Easter, BunnyAnd of course then there is the cute face!   The base is from the ovals framelits.  Ears are the Extra large oval again and the large oval punch.  The eyes are from the largest circles on the owl builder punch and the 1/2" circle.  The cheeks are the 3/4" circle.  The heart is from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.  Check out the detail with the sponging and the whiskers made with the Basic Gray marker.   

Of course it is all finished off with the Bow Builder punch!   (LOVE it!) 

Check out how easy it is to make the Berry Basket!!



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Hoppin' for Easter

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Curvy Keepsake box, Easter, BunnyAre you ready to hop into Easter?  This cute little curvy keepsake box would hold a few treats for your Easter table and is quick to make.  Did you know the top just pops open? 

Stampin' Up!, Curvy Keepsake box, BJ Peters, Easter, BunnyHere's a list of punches that I used to make this little guy;

  • Oval,
  • small oval
  • Owl punch
  • 1/2" circle

You can see from this pic how I folded the "ears" back just a bit and secured with glue dots. 

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Curvy Keepsake, Easter, BunnyHere's the face... like I said, pretty easy.   For the nose, I put a little adhesive on the back of the 1/2" circle nose and added 3 strips of White Baker's Twine.  Then I placed a stampin' dimensional over the top of that.  Perfect to stick right on the bunny face! 

I have a few other bunny things in production so stay tuned to my blog for more inspiration! 


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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Home Decor

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  This month's theme is Home Decor.  I had a hard time deciding what to share this month.  Make sure to read the full post and check out the links to the runner up Home Decor items - you'll have to leave me a comment it you think I picked wisely!

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Frame, Flowers, Bouquet Bigz DieFor this frame (which is 12 x 12), I added a magnetic chalkboard insert that I found at my local craft store.  Then I took the Bouquet Bigz Die and started making flowers!  Each flower has a magnet on the back so that I can move them around on the board depending on what message I put on the board. 

Bouquet Bigz Die, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!, FrameHere you can see the detail of a couple of the flowers.  The colors I used are Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Blushing Bride.  As you can see from this pic, I used a combination of cardstock and the Designer Series paper stacks. 

Bouquet Bigz Die, BJ Peters, Stampin' up!I found the best way to put these flowers together is to use hot glue.  But, here's Stampin' Up!'s version of how to use this die.



Wow, now, think of all the ways you can use the leaves and flowers from this die.  Soooo very many possibilities!  So I promised that I would share links to a couple of projects, I thought about sharing, Check them out Here and Here. 

Well, we're not done with the inspiration, check out the rest of the blogs on this blog hop starting with Sharon Burket's Blog; 

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, BLog HopOr Hop on Back to Jodi Reinert's Blog

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Love is Kindness for a Friend

Love is Kindness, Frame, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!Today, I needed a quick gift for a friend and nothing I had on hand seemed right.  As I was pondering, I remembered a frame I had purchased and hadn't done anything with.  Since time was running out, what I put in it, had to be quick.   I pulled out the Love is Kindness stamp set - it's a single stamp from the Occasions catalog. 

Love is Kindness, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!, FrameI started coloring with markers, added a few layers with the Stampin' Write markers and called it good.  I wanted the newsprint wrap to stand out a bit so, I stamped it on Very Vanilla and cut just that part out and taped it over the original image.  After I put it in the frame, I added a couple of pearls on top of the glass.  The finishing touch was a bow made from our Cotton Ribbon. 

I popped it in a gift bag, added a tag and a ribbon and off I went.  You don't see the bag because I forgot to take a picture of that!  :(  It was cute though!  

Make sure to check back tomorrow because it is blog hop day - and the theme is Home Decor! 


You Make Me Happy

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Lovely Amazing You, Moonlight, Nature's PerfectionI'm sooo happy!   Want to know why?  Well, I didn't swallow a canary (a funny saying I hear).  But, here's a couple of reasons;

  • New grandbaby due this week!  Can't wait!  Yes, it's another boy but, I'll survive.
  • The weather is warmer - and thus signs of spring are around the corner!
  • My Lenten journey is filling my heart. . . and just so you know - my goal to send 40 cards or RAK's (random acts of kindness) is going well.  I am up to 28!  Over halfway!  It feels so great!
  • Lastly, I love this card box - it's my March product based class!  (March 26)

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Lovely Amazing You, Moonlight, Nature's PerfectionYou will be amazed at how simple this card box made from the envelope punch board and the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer set is to make!   I used the DSP from the Moonlight DSP stack (only $6.95).

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Lovely Amazing You, Moonlight, Nature's PerfectionThen I added stamps from the newest Sale-a-Bration free stamp set - Nature's Perfection.  I love the combination of this free stamp set along with the font and words from the Lovely Amazing You stamp set.

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Lovely Amazing You, Moonlight, Nature's PerfectionAnd then I added some lovely accessories from the In Color Accessory Pack - yes it's another Freebie from Sale-a-Bration!  The Thick Baker's Twine and buttons are in the 2014-2016 In Colors.

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Lovely Amazing You, Moonlight, Nature's PerfectionCost of the class is $20 with the Lovely Amazing You stamp set or $10 without.  RSVP early to save your spot.


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