Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Toil & Trouble Mini Pizza Box and Card

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamps Set:

Cauldron bubble - 147710


 Gorgeous Grape 146987 
Whisper White  100730
Pumpkin Pie  105117 
Basic Black 121045
Very Vanilla  101650

Designer Series Paper:

Toil & Trouble  DSP 147531 


Tuxedo Black Memento 132708
Pumpkin Pie ink 147086

Other Supplies:

Big Shot 143263
Stampin' Dimensionals  104430
Mini Glue Dots  103683
Stampin' Trimmer  126889
Nature’s Twine  147897
Embossing Folder Swirls & Curls  147923
Mini Pizza Box  144645
Shimmer Paint   Champagne Mist  147044
Multipurpose Liquid Glue  110755
Basic Rhinestone Jewels -Clear  144220
Snail Adhesive  104332  

Cutting & Scoring:
DSP – 5.25" x 4"  
Whisper White Mat (card) - 4-75" x 3.5"
Black Mat - 3.5" x 3.5"
Card Base  - 8.5" x 5.5", scored at 4.25"

Whisper White - 3-1/2 ” x  4-1/2”  & 1"x 5"
Gorgeous Grape - 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"

Happy Harvest Season!

I live in Michigan and this is the time of year where there are falling leaves, football games, chili and crock pot meals, fall decor - and at the height of the decor - pumpkins. I love taking our family trip to the pumpkin patch, walking around searching for the "perfect" pumpkins for my porch decor. We watch the apples slide down into the mill, then we stop to eat and hot cinnamon sugar donuts and drink extra sweet apple cider.  We take a ride through the apple orchard on a horse drawn wagon, take the haunted train ride and end our day with a wagon ride to the fields of pumpkins to begin the search before going home. 

It's such a pleasant kickoff to my favorite time of year.  Attitudes change, people start to get friendlier as we enter the season of thanksgiving and gratitude.  

It's also a the time of year that crafty people love to craft.  Crafts are everywhere!  And I intend to do my share of paper crafting and stamping, lending to the overall warmth and nostalgia of the season.  Won't you join me?

If you are local and you are able to, join me in the class room for live classes.  I'll be updating my class schedule soon.  Also, you can always join me online as well. I invite you join my email list so you don't miss out!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Country Home Fun Fold Card


Country Lane Card

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamps Set: 

Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set 147678, clear

 Blackberry Bliss  133675 

Whisper White  100730

Crushed Curry  131199

Old Olive  100702
Very Vanilla  101650
Country Home DSP  147804 

Blackberry Bliss 147092

Other Supplies:
Big Shot 143263
Stampin' Dimensionals  104430
Mini Glue Dots  103683
Stampin' Trimmer  126889
Nature’s Twine   146342

Cutting & Scoring:
DSP – 5-1/4 x 12,  Score at 4 & 8

Whisper White - 3-1/2 ” x  4-1/2”  & 1"x 5"

Crushed curry - punched shape

Old Olive Paper 3 x 3 cut with Scallop Thinlit
Blackberry Bliss cut 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
Very Vanilla –1/4" x 5" 
and 5x3 3/4 for inside mat


Fold DSP on score lines.  Cut the panel on the far right at a diagonal by placing the top corner and the score line on the cutting line of your paper trimmer.  Adhere to 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 card base.  Emboss the Old Olive die cut circle. Punch shape from the Crushed Curry.  Stamp sentiment on the 3/4” Whisper White Cardstock and inside mat.

Assemble layers as shown.


Saturday, September 8, 2018


I love fall time. Everything about it. Crisp afternoons, cool nights, warm delicious foods, pumpkins and harvest foods, hoodies and sweaters, changing colors - you know all of the things.  For me, those same changes take place in my crafting projects - deep earthtones and jewel tones, leaves, pumpkins and the like.  Creating this kind of stuff makes me just as happy as the season.

Below is a card and simple treat holder created using the Daisy Delight Bundle - Pickled Peppers feature product of the week from the Stampin’ Up annual catalog.  I supplemented with die cut leaves from the Colorful Seasons Bundle, also in the annual catalog.  A list of the supplies I used is below the picture. 

See a brief Facebook Live Tutorial for how I made these projects here:

Of course you can hop on over to Facebook, like and join my Pickled Peppers Creative Cafe Facebook Group for more fun and information.  

Here are the products I used to create the projects featured in the video:

Cardstocks: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry for 
the card on the left.

Very Vanilla, BlackBerry Bliss, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and 
Crushed Curry for the card on the right.

Regals DSP (designer series paper) for the treat holder and Joyous Noel 
glimmer paper for the small gold leaf.

Embellishments: Faceted gems - clear and gold.

Inks: BlackBerry Bliss, Tuxedo Black Memento, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie,
 Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake

Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, glue dots, snail adhesive.

All images copyrighted by Stampin’ Up! (c)

If you’re local, join us for our monthly card and scrapbook classes.  For more details, visit us on (Awesome Lansing Crafting Group)  @ 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Looking for some spooky papercrafting fun? Well, October is on it’s way and Stampin’ Up has just what you need - Paper Pumpkin!  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft kit that comes right to your door.  Our next release has just what you need—a frightfully delightful kit in a scary-cute, special edition box.
If you’re looking for something cute, easy to create with just the “right amount of crafty”, let me introduce you to Paper Pumpkin. Sign up this month to get the handmade Halloween look without a lot of the fuss in an exclusive special Halloween box!
The monthly kits feature a photopolymer stamp set, stampin’ Spot ink pad(s) and everything you need to complete the enclosed projects.  Projects range from greeting cards, tags, bags and other papercraft projects.
Paper Pumpkin is the “right amount of crafty” delivered to your doorstep monthly for just $19.95 and shipping is included! 
To receive the September Special edition box, subscribe by September 10.  Want to try it out? Follow the link below:

Sunday, August 5, 2018

August at Pickled Peppers Creative Cafe

August 6, 2018

Hey Everyone!

We're getting into fall season and there’s LOTS going on at Pickled Peppers Creative Café!

First, the August Happenings.  BONUS Days at Stampin’ Up is back! The way it works is for every $50 you spend during the month of August, you'll get a $5 coupon to spend in September.  You’ll receive an email from Stampin' UP! with your special Bonus Days coupon codes AFTER finalizing your order in August. Be sure to KEEP THAT EMAIL to redeem your coupons. If you spend $100, you will get two $5 codes in your email, if you spend $150 you will get 3 codes, etc. No Limit! 

Speaking of September…the new Holiday Catalog is coming out in September!  Woo Hoo! Bonus Days coupons are just in time!  There is lots to see in the Holiday Catalog that will inspire you to create!  Stay tuned for it!

Also in August, the Color Your Season Limited Edition Bundle is now available to customers until August 31, or while supplies last.  Check out the bundle below.  It’s very versatile! This bundle can be used to create something for every season and includes:

• The Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (also available in!

• The Stitched Season Framelits Dies set that coordinates with the stamp set. It’s  stitched on  both the positive and negative images!

To enhance the versatility of your bundle, Watercolor Pencils in TEN new colors are also available (not included in the bundle).

Check them out or Shop HERE

Don't forget while you're shopping to use my August monthly order code DHFTN9D3  when checking out!

When you place your order of $50 or more, you'll receive a FREE card kit, (including all the consumable products), to make these three cards along with the step by step PDF tutorials! Just place your order by August 20, using the monthly order code for August -  DHFTN9D3 . You'll receive your PDF tutorials via email and your card kits will be sent out around the 25th of the month, (please note that you kit will contain no stamped images in keeping with Stampin Ups’ policy).

If you are local, craft with me in August at my Open Craft Studio, Scrapbook and Card Classes.

-    At Monthly Open Craft Studio, bring your craft projects and work independently for the day. There is no fee to craft or crop. This is unstructured time to craft at no cost. Work independently on your own projects at your own pace with other crafters; coming and going as you please.

     At card class, you'll make 2 each of 4 pretty cards.  It's free with a minimum order of $25 or pay just $15 at class.  

-    Bring a friend and you both get to pick out 5 free cards from my card rack!  


At scrapbook class - make three cute - 12x12 scrapbook page layouts (2 coordinating pages & a single page layout) that will match a page for next month.

***RSVP by Thursday, August 16th to attend.  Or contact me to see if I have cut extra packets.

Must use monthly order code for August - DHFTN9D3 when placing order.
Each class is FREE with a minimum $25 order per class, in my online store (link below) or a $15 flat fee.

Class Space LIMITED to the first 8 to register.

Online store:

Register for class by emailing me at -

Happy August!

~ Dee

Monday, April 23, 2018


Bundle Pricing is Going Bye-Bye

Our little birdie happens to be the 10% bundle pricing that you get when you purchase  select coordinating stamps sets and tools. And...the bundle pricing is going away for products currently bundled in the Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog and the Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog.

This is the last opportunity to save on these bundles. The items will carry over to the new Catalog, but the bundle pricing will be gone forever after May 31, 2018. Many of these products are while supplies last. Soooooo...hit the gas and jump in the Maserati; speed off to get your bundles while they're still hot!

Annual Catalog

Item #
19Eastern Beauty Stamp Set & Eastern Medallion Framelits Dies145308
20Bike Ride Stamp Set & Build a Bike Framelits Dies145314
21Climbing Orchid Stamp Set & Orchid Builder Framelits Dies145334
27Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and Pretty Label Punch Wood145304
27Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and Pretty Label Punch Clear145305
31Coffee Café Stamp Set & Coffee Cup Framelits Dies145331
43Tabs For Everything Stamp Set & Circle Tab Punch145364
54At Home With You Stamp Set & At Home Framelits Dies145351
64Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set &  Pockets Framelits Dies145345
90Lemon Zest Stamp Set & Lemon Builder Punch Wood145359
90Lemon Zest Stamp Set &  Lemon Builder Punch Clear145360
97Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set  Wood & Support Ribbon Dies145341
97Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set Clear & Support Ribbon Framelits Dies145342
108A Little Wild Stamp Set Wood & Little Loves Framelits Dies145327
108A Little Wild Stamp Set Clear & Little Loves Framelits Dies145328
127Daisy Delight Stamp Set & Daisy Punch145361
133Oh So Electric Stamp Set  Wood & Electric Layers Thinlits Dies145355
133Oh So Electric Stamp Set Clear & Electric Layers Thinlits Dies145356
147Colorful Seasons Stamp Set & Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies145348
159Wood Words Stamp Set Wood & Wood Crate Framelits Dies145315
159Wood Words Stamp Set Clear & Wood Crate Framelits Dies145316
                      Bundle Apron of Love Stamp set and Framelits Dies          145986

2018 Occasions Mini Catalog

Item #

7Let the Good Times Roll Stamp Set & Thrill Ride Pop-Up Thinlits Dies145959
12Cake Soiree Stamp Set Wood & Sweet Cake Framelits Dies145816
12Cake Soiree Stamp Set Clear & Sweet Cake Framelits Dies145817
23Petal Palette Stamp Set Wood & Petals and More Thinlits Dies145973
23Petal Pallet Stamp Set Clear & Petals and More Thinlits Dies145974
27Hold On To Hope Stamp Set Wood &  Cross of Hope Framelits Dies145969
27Hold On To Hope Stamp Set Clear & Cross of Hope Framelits Dies145970
32Bubble Over Stamp Set & Bottles and Bubbles Framelits Dies146082
43Barn Door Stamp Set Wood &  Sliding Door Framelits Dies145989
43Barn Door Stamp Set Clear &  Sliding Door Framelits Dies145990

These are fantastic savings. 
Order today using Hostess Code SEMMBECF.

This hostess code is good for the month of April,
through April 30th, 2018.
A new hostess code is assigned each month,
so there will be a new code for the month of May. 

Any questions?  Feel free to ask away!

Pickled Blessings!
Dara Walter

P.S. The products above are bundles that will be carrying over to the new catalog.  
There are also bundles that are retiring as well, that are not listed above.  
Don't forget to check out the retiring list!