Fall Festival Card Kit

Our August Card Kit in the Mail is ready to order!


The weather outside is starting to feel a little cooler and it's starting to get darker sooner!

Soon the leaves will start to change colors and we'll be pulling out our sweaters!

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year!

That's why I'm excited to offer our Fall Festival Card Kit in the Mail!

The cards in this kit will use pretty fall paper and other products that will make you think of Autumn and will be perfect to use for all your birthdays, anniversaries, or thinking of you cards!

Since you do the stamping with your own stamp sets and your own ink, you can make the cards for any occasions you'd like!

Our kits are your short cut to pretty cards done quickly!


The August Card Kit in the Mail is being offered from today until August 21 and it will mail out on August 28!



We'll be using products from the all new Holiday Catalog and returning favorites from the Annual Catalog.


Just like our past kits there will be three options for obtaining your Fall Festival Card Kit in the Mail:


Option One

You will place a minimum $50 order for any supplies you'd like from

my online store and you'll be sent the Fall Festival

card kit in the mail FREE!


The kit includes pre-cut cardstock, pretty paper,

ribbon, envelopes, and specialty adhesives (if needed)

plus step by step instructions with color photos.


You will still need your own tool kit

(adhesive, scissors, and bone folder)

and will need your own stamp set(s)

and ink to complete the cards!


Let me know if you need ideas for stamp sets to add to your collection!


Cost is Free with a $50 order

(before shipping/handling and tax)!



Option Two


Just the Kit! Full kit of supplies to make 8 cards.


The kit includes pre-cut cardstock, pretty paper,

ribbon, envelopes, and specialty adhesives (if needed)

plus step by step instructions with color photos.


You will still need your own tool kit

(adhesive, scissors, and bone folder)

and will need your own stamp set(s)

and ink to complete the cards!



Single Kit is $25 (including shipping)

You can use the PayPal button below

to order a double or triple kit too

(just scroll the choices to make your selection)!



Option Three


You will receive a step by step instructions

including color photos that will be emailed

to you upon receipt of your payment.


You will use all your own products to create the cards!

You can use the instructions over and over

to create groups of 8 cards at a time!


Cost is $10



Get your Kit today

Order Option 2 or Option 3 below!

Option One will be mailed to you after your qualifying order is placed.



The kits will include cardbases, accent layers, punched pieces, ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, and envelopes.


You will need to add sentiments and inside greetings with your own stamp sets or with the stamp sets you choose in Option One. We can't stamp for you. You'll receive color photo project sheets with instructions and tips for assembling.


You'll work in your own home at your own pace with your own took kit.


Envelopes will be included so that you can decorate them as well!


Kits must be ordered or qualifying purchases made no later than Friday Aug 21 at 9 pm!


You will use the PayPal button below for Option 2 or Option 3!

Kits will be mailed no later than Fri August 28!



Card Kit

June Card Kit in the Mail

June Card Kit in the Mail is full!

We'll have one more round of Card Kit in the Mail starting in July! We'll be doing Birthday Bash! All birthday cards!


We're going to feature NEW In Colors and NEW products from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog! There will be lots of flowers this month!

There will be 4 designs and you'll make two of each but the twist is each will be in different color combinations! Take a look at how Maria put together last month's kit which was done in the same format!


Maria has been enjoying our Card Kits in the Mail since our launch!

She says, "Ta! Da! Pretty cards made in a flash!"

Choose 8 card designs for $25!
Get a double set (2 of each) 16 cards for $40!
or really fill your stash with triple set (3 of each) 24 cards for only $65!
Easy way to pay! You can use the button below.
The kit prices include shipping directly to your home!
The kits will include cardbases, accent layers, die cut or punched pieces, embellishments (such as ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, etc), speciality adhesives such as Stampin' Dimensionals or Mini Glue Dots, and envelopes.
You will assemble the cards and add your own sentiments and inside greetings using your own stamp sets (as we can't stamp for you). You'll receive color photo project sheets with instructions and tips for assembling.
You'll also need your own took kit (adhesive, bone folder and scissors).
Envelopes will be included so that you can decorate them as well!
Kits must be ordered no later than Thursday June 18 at 9 pm!
Kits will be mailed no later than Thursday June 25! 
Payments must be made before the kit will be mailed out.
Join us this month for stamping fun brought right to your door!

Two ways to save in June

Start of new catalog!

You probably already know that the new catalog started on June 3. What you might now know, there is a promotion that is only available until June 30.

Normally you get $25 free when you reach $250, but until June 30 you'll get $50 FREE! WOW!

Anyone who places or collects orders of $250 or more will get an extra $25 in FREE product of their choice.

If you've been looking at this catalog you know $50 in free product will be easy to select!

If you'd like your own copy of the catalog request one and I'll get it mailed out to you this week!

It's a great time to purchase your Starter Kit!

Normally, I don't like to promote two things in the same blog post, but if you're considering placing an order or $200 or more, you should look at the great deal with the

Starter Kit is this month!

This is the DEAL of the year!

Normally the Starter Kit gives you $125 in product for $99! That's a good deal, but even better until June 30 you get that $125 in product PLUS you get to add a stamp set/tool bundle of your choice!

Bundles are valued at $31.50 to $61.00.

Here are the details:

June is your month for GREAT DEALS!

Choose the opportunity to get an extra $25 in Free Product with your qualifying order (collect orders from friends to help you reach at least $25).

Consider purchasing your Starter Kit this month and get an extra $31.50 to $61.00 on top of the $125 you normally get to choose!

You can email any questions to lori@duchessofdesign.com.


Extra Special FREE stuff in June

Happy June! Happy New Catalog!


Stampin' Up! is kicking off the new 2020-21 Annual Catalog with an amazing special just for the month of June.

First, if you place a $250+ order you'll get an EXTRA $25 in free Stampin' Rewards to spend on exclusive host stamp sets or anything you want from the new catalog.

You DON'T have to host a party to take advantage of this special. You can stock up on stamping supplies for yourself or combine orders with friends. Just note that the $250 all has to be on one order OR you can talk to me about getting a host code to share with your friends.

Get a little extra just for getting the things you LOVE!


Goodbye to Music from the Heart

Music from the Heart


Music is its own language.


It makes people happy and can take them through their sorrow.


There are several songs that bring to mind fun events in my life.


Celebration by Kool and the Gang takes me to Duluth 1984.


But just as easily there are those songs that bring us to tears.


The Dance by Garth Brooks brings memories of a loved one gone too soon.


I bet there are some songs that do the same for you!


Today I want to share some card ideas using the Music From the Heart stamp set.


This set is on the Last Chance list and it's perfect for the music lovers in your life.


Lets take a look at three ideas!

Stamping Tips:


Use the stamps to create a background.


The card on the left and the one on the bottom both use stamps from the Music From the Heart stamp set to create an interesting background.


On the left they used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the treble clef and then the heart is colored in using an accent color (Calypso Coral) with a watercolor technique.


One of my favorite watercolor techniques is to use the ink from an ink pad with a blender pen. I find I have the best control with this method.


The card on the bottom uses tone on tone stamping.


This is achieved by using the same ink color as the cardstock base.


Another cool technique is used on this card. The staff lines are done by stamping off. This is when you ink up the stamp, then lightly press it onto a scrap piece of paper to take some of the ink off the stamp and then stamp the remaining inked stamp onto the card. It creates a lighter version of the full strength ink. It can actually create the look of two different colors.


The musical note are stamped with full strength ink.


Make a card! Be the reason someone smiles today!


The card on the top uses pretty paper to pack a punch!


The cardbase on this card is covered completely with a piece of paper.


This adds interest with very little effort.


All Stampin' Up! paper packs lets you confidentially mix colors and patterns because each sheet in the pack goes together so well with the other sheets in the pack.


The stamping on this card is very simple in the tone on tone technique mentioned above.


This time the Crumb Cake ink is stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock.


The guitar is made using two stamps from the set a treble clef and the neck of the guitar.


There are a couple of die cuts used to add interesting edges.


On the accent paper is cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and the square white piece is cut using the Stitched Shapes dies.


Both of these dies are MUST HAVES for your collection!


Here is the complete product list for the top card on the photo:


Let these cards inspire you!


Pick out some of your favorite colors and stamp sets and create your own versions of these cards!


Share Sunshine Covid19 Relief efforts

share sunshine covid19 relief efforts

I love the way my friend Patricia used the Share Sunshine PDF Download to add greetings to the April Card Kit in the Mail that my stamping partner Cheryl and I put together last month.

This partnership is a match made in heaven.

The Card Kit contains pretty cards that just need greetings added and a print your own copy pdf download have a variety of greetings to be used on your favorite projects.

The #ShareSunshine download is part of Stampin' Up!'s Making a Difference program. 

100% of the proceeds from the sale of the download will go to COVID-19 relief efforts through these organizations:

  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

You can help make a difference doing what you love to do most - crafting! 

Get more information or to order and download your own copies check out the Share Sunshine PDF Download right away!

Share Sunshine sample cards

Let's all come together to help those protecting us and those affected by COVID-19.

Get your Share Sunshine PDF Download today!