Coffee Break Gift Set

One of the things I love to have on hand is little gifts for friends and family.  My mom always had a drawer with gifts ready to go as you know these things typically come up last minute.   I love the Clear Mount stamp cases filled with 4 notecards & envelopes, a notebook and coordinating pen.

Coffee Cafe, Coffee Break, Coffee Cups, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters

For this gift set, I used the Coffee Break Product Suite (p 30-31).  The bundle in this product suite is the Coffee Cafe Stamp set bundled with the Coffee Cup framelits (10% savings on the bundle).  I added the Coffee Break designer series paper and the Corrugated Elements which are a perfect fit!

Coffee Cafe, Coffee Break, Coffee Cups, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters

I used the Whisper White Notecards & envelopes as my base – these come in a pack of 20 and are of great quality and are inexpensive in my humble opinion.  Check out how I have cut one of the Coffee Cups from the Coffee Break designer series paper on this notecard.

Coffee Cafe, Coffee Break, Coffee Cups, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters

If I need to add a little more to the gift, I can add a coffee gift card!   Or if my friend receiving this gift needs to send the notecard to someone, they can add a gift card inside the notecard!  Easy peasy – not much thinking involved!

Coffee Cafe, Coffee Break, Coffee Cups, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters

This one might be one of my favorites!  I love the Coffee Break designer series paper!

And here’s the clear stamp case with the Coffee Break designer series paper inserted into the sleeve and the coordinating pen.    I have done these gifts in a class in the past.  A tutorial is still available.  Click here for more info. 

Would you agree this is a sweet sweet gift?

Beautiful Bouquet for a Friend

Stampin' Up!, Beautiful Bouquet, BJ PEters,, Lovely Words thinlits

You’ll enjoy this simple one layer card when you have the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set!   That stamp set brings sooo much.  There are 37 stamps in this set.  Fifteen of which are greetings.  And the greetings are unique and just seem to have that perfect sentiment.   I think you’ll agree when you go check it out!

In addition, there are 22 flowers, stems, bows and other coordinating stamps in the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  You’ll find very unique combinations and multiple types of flowers to combine in various and unique ways.

Stampin' Up!, Beautiful Bouquet, BJ Peters,, Lovely Words Thinlits

For this simple 1 layer card, I added a little dimension by die cutting and using a Stampin’ Dimensional on the largest flower.  I also die cut the bow (such a fun little accent).  I also found that the Lovely Words thinlits were a perfect complement to the Happy Birthday greeting!

Such an adorable card – and only a single layer!

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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays

Welcome to another week of Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays!   I hope that you are enjoying this series!  Let me know what you think!

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Colorful Seasons, Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays

Here is another feature from the Color Theory product suite.  I know that I have featured this suite multiple times but, it seriously lends itself to a wide variety of cards!    And if you have been following my blog, you know that Stampin’ Up! is offering it’s Bonus Days promotion.  Get the details of that promotion here.

I have sweetened the pot by adding in my VIP rewards as well as a set of Color Theory Product Suite tutorials for all of my customers who order over $50 in products this month!  You are going to LOVE them!

I love the scallop framelit in this bundle.  Remember that when you purchase the stamp set and the framelits together, you get an automatic 10% savings.  I can see using the scallop edge framelit for multiple purposes.  I encourage you to give it a try!

Download your Colorful Seasons Tutorial


Another Floral Statement

Yesterday, I shared my Tuesday Tips & Tricks using bleach with this stamp set.  I briefly showed this card on the video and thought you would enjoy a closer look.

Yes, I stamped the Floral Statements stamp and then embossed it with Black embossing powder.  Then I used bleach on the Soft Suede cardstock to allow me to add in color to the flowers and leaves.  I don’t think that I waited until the bleach was completely dry and thus it created the two toned effect that you see on the flowers here.  I used the Berry Burst and Wild Wasabi stamp pads with a blender pen to add the color.

I love the variegated effect that happened.  Turned out gorgeous in my humble opinion!

I mounted this on Rose Red cardstock, I know I used the Berry Burst color but with the bleach, the Rose Red cardstock seemed to match the best.  I hope that you enjoyed this technique and video yesterday.

Which of the 2 bleach cards do you like best?
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Tips & Tricks with BJ on Tuesdays – Bleaching

Hey everyone!  Happy 4ith of July – American Independence Day!  Since it’s Tuesday, I still have my Tip & Tricks series for you but coming to you from a different place – you’ll see that in my video!

Stampin' Up!, Floral Statements, BJ Peters,, Tips & Tricks with BJ on Tuesdays

Hello to the Floral Statements stamp set!   WOW!   I love this card!   And you have to watch the Tips & Tricks video to see how it was done as well as a little inside information about it’s creation.

The Technique I used on this card is a bleaching technique.  Then I added color back in with a Blender Pen and ink from the stamp pad.  I think Berry Burst is my favorite new In Color of all time!  I love the Pool Party, Basic Black and Berry Burst color scheme.

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Floral Statements, TIps & Tricks with BJ on Tuesdays

Just simply a stunning card!   Check out my video for all the Tips & Tricks needed for this card.


Thanks for watching my Tips & Tricks with BJ on Tuesdays video.  Please consider supporting these videos by purchasing products from my online store.

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Colorful Theory is a Sweet Suite

As I announced on July 1 with the Bonus Days Promotion announcement.  Bonus Days with BJ as your demonstrator give you a triple bonus!   Here’s how;

  1. Get your $5 bonus coupon for every $50 in merchandise purchased in July.  (redeemable in August)
  2. Get your VIP rewards from me with your purchase
  3. Each customer spending at least $50 with me in July will receive a Color Theory product suite set of Tutorials.

This card uses products from the Color Theory Product Suite.  The Colorful Seasons bundle which includes the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies at a 10% savings are a great buy for all seasons!  And the Color Theory Designer Series Paper pack is super fun with these paint chip like prints.
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Daisy Delight Continues to Amaze

I continue to be amazed at the easy but super cute creations with the Daisy Delight bundle.  It certainly has to be the top selling bundle in the Stampin’ Up! catalog so far – and I’m super happy it is back in stock.

And based on the number of Daisy Delight card kits I have mailed out, I am guessing everyone is loving this class in the mail.  I will be making a bunch more before I head to Thailand next week!  If you missed this class, you can check out the class and the details here.  (order soon as I won’t be mailing out class tutorials while I am away in Thailand!)

Daisy Delight, Delightful Daisy, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters,

The Delightful Daisy designer series paper with the Night of Navy background is perfect for this card.   Gives it kind of a homemade – down home feel.  Then with the Night of Navy gingham ribbon – it’s a perfect combo.  I love that gingham ribbon!

Check out the Gold faceted gem in the middle of the flower – another great new accessory!   They come with glue dots attached to the back so they are super easy to use!  They are another popular item from the new catalog and they were on back order but they are available now.  Be sure and add them to your next order.

Don’t forget about the Bonus Days promotion!  Details here.

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July Steals and Deals!

Stampin' Up!, Bonus Days, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up! Special,

Bonus Days are back!!!!   Yea!   Last year this promotion was wildly successful!!! I am sure this year will be no different.   Here’s the scoop on this deal;

  • For every $50 in merchandise you purchase in July, you will receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase in August!   It’s just that simple!   Spend $100 – get two $5 coupons, etc!   It’s the perfect time to take carde of a few things on your wish list!
  • Once you place your order, you will be emailed a code – remember to save that code to use in August!
  • You can place your order online or I can place it for you!
  • This is one of those promotions where you can double up!  With a $50 merchandise order, you get the coupon AND BJ’s VIP rewards! AND. . . .
  • During July if you qualify for the Bonus Days, you will receive a set of Tutorials from the Color Theory Product Suite (p146-147) from me!  Now that’s a Bonus Plus Plus!!!!



Stampin' Up!, Join Stampin' Up!, Christmas in JulyHo, ho, ho! Stampin’ Up!’s  Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! As a new demonstrator you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52! And to give you a taste of one of the many perks of being a demonstrator, you will also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)! With so many basic items provided for you, I know you’ll be off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories from the amazing new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog!    Remember that you can customize your starter kit with $125 in merchandise of your choosing!

This special is for new demonstrators and former demonstrators.  It is for customer who want to be a discount demonstrator (or buyer) and those that want to build a business. . . or anything in between.

There are sooo may perks – check out the “join my team” page for a listing of some of the perks as well as info as to why you should join my team!

The way I see this is simple;  Spend $99 and get $177 in return PLUS a 20% discount on your Stampin’ Up! purchases!  That math makes sense!

Want a sneak peak of what Demonstrators can order in July?  And the Carols of Christmas stamp set?  Here you go!

Carols of Christmas, BJ Peters,, Stampin' Up!

Act Now! $5 Deal!

Who wouldn’t want a complete craft kit in the mail for only $5!!!!!   Everyone should!   It’s perfect to take to the cabin for those rainy days.  Perfect to have on the shelf when you feel the need to be a little crafty.  And it’s a PERFECT gift!!!!  It’s a $19.95 value and you get it for only $5!

This sale is for 24 hours ONLY!   You must subscribe by 11:59pm Tonight!  June 30!  MST.  You need to enter the code;  ONEDAY0717 to get the deal!    Click here to subscribe! 

Check out my Paper Pumpkin page on my website here.   Check out the cute projects I made with this months kit here.

Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays – Ribbon of Courage

Welcome to another week of Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays!   I have one for you that you are going to love!   This stamp set is called Ribbon of Courage.

Ribbon of Courage, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters,

While this Ribbon of Courage is decked out in Pink, which represents Breast Cancer, there are a number of other colors that you can use the Ribbon of Hope for.  I had an eye opening experience when I googled Awareness Colors.  There are TONS of colors that represent like everything! That makes this a great stamp set to have on hand when you need to send a card expressing your compassion.

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Ribbon of Courage,

The Cooper Foil cardstock and the Copper embossing really make the card super special.  And then coloring the ribbon in with a Stampin’ Write marker is easy peasy!

Download your Ribbon of Courage tutorial here.