Saturday, November 27, 2021

Painted Season Bundle

 Christmas Season Bundle

OMGee! I am enthralled with the beautiful products in the Painted Christmas Suite! The stamp set is nostalgic and beautiful, featuring pine cones, holly leaves, and more. The Designer Series Paper features traditional Christmas colors

The other lovely feature of this bundle is the dies.  There are large dies and label dies. Also dies for the pine cones and greenery. The dies are versatile enough to use with various stamp sets.

I also used the Merry Melody embossing folder with Very Vanilla cardstock, and used our blending brushes with Crumb Cake ink to distress the background. I can almost hear the harps.

See the directions below for this lovely Christmas card.

Cardstocks and paper:

Base - Evening Evergreen: (#155574) 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"

Very Vanilla (embossed):  (#144239) 3-3/4 x 5"    

Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper (#156292) 5.25 x 4"

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock die cut

Evening Evergreen Cardstock die cut

Very Vanilla Cardstock die cut

Pine cones, holly and leaves die cuts


Evening Evergreen  (#155576)

Cherry Cobbler (#147083)

Early Espresso (#147114)

Crumb Cake (#147116)

Embellishments and supplies:

Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set (#156541)

Christmas Season Bundle (#156801)

Merry Melody 3D embossing folder (#156392)

You can see the Christmas Season Bundle and other holiday products here:

Online Shop

Thank you for looking!

Dara Walter

Friday, November 19, 2021

Well Defined Christmas Card

Well Defined Stamp Set

The Well Defined Stamp Set is one of the overlooked gems in the Seasonal Mini Catalog.  I love words and just adore the definitions.  I am also like the versatility of this set.  It covers the season and it's holidays, so this one carries a quite a bang for the buck.

See the directions below for this lovely and simple card.

Base - Soft Succulent Cardstock: (#155776) 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"

Basic White Cardstock:  (#159276) 3-3/4 x 5"    

Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper (#155718)  2" x 5"

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock Banner 1/2" x 4-1/4" (#119685)  

Sahara Sand Circle die cut (#121043)

Evening Evergreen Scallop Circle Die cut (#155574)

Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

Red Rhinestones (#146924)

Cherry Cobbler Ink  (#147083)

Well Defined Stamp Set (#156532)

Sprig Punch (#148012)

You can see the Well Defined Stamp Set and other holiday products here:

Online Shop

Thank you for looking!

Dara Walter

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Peaceful Cabin Cards

Peaceful Cabin

When the August through December Mini catalog by Stampin' Up was released, the Peaceful Cabin Suite was the first that I fell in love with.  It grabbed my heart. I squealed with delight when I saw it. I 
knew I had to have it.  And while I have been playing with it, alas, I'm no where near done. There's plenty more coming. The Specialty Designer Series paper, dies and stamps are simply exquisite!  

This suite reminds me of being in a cozy cabin tucked in the woods with the snow gently falling, moonlight dancing upon the glistening snow - revealing animal prints trailing off towards the woods. Light plumes of smoke billowing from the chimney, escaping the fire in the fireplace below. Warm furry pajamas, a good book and a cup of hot cocoa,  Can we go now? Of course we can. Let me take you there.

See the dimensions for each card below the picture.

Peaceful Cabin Bundle (#156816)
Base - Basic Black Cardstock:  (#121045) 5-1/2 x 8-1/2",   scored @ 4-1/4  
Basic White Cardstock: (#159276) 5 x 3-3/4
Basic Gray Cardstock (#121044) 5-1/4 x 4"
Designer Series Paper Peaceful Place (#156394) 4-3/4" x 3-1/2"   
 Basic White Cabin die cut 
Basic Gray pine tree die cuts
Basic White scallop rectangle die cut - Scallop Contours (#155560)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Basic Grey Ink (#156408)

Some of the Designer Series Paper has silver foil accents, though it's difficult to see in the photos.  And the greys can be accentuated with most any other color, so there is so much room for creative expression. 

Peaceful Cabin Bundle (#156816)
Base - Basic White Cardstock:  (#159276) 4" x 11", scored @ 5-1/2"
Basic Gray Cardstock (#121044) 3-1/2" x 4-1/2"
Designer Series Paper Peaceful Place (#156394) 2-1/2" x 4"   
 Basic White stitched Rectangle die cut (#151820)
Basic Gray stitched Rectangle die cut
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Basic Grey Ink (#156408)
White Glittered Organdy (#147897)

Peaceful Cabin Bundle (#156816)
Base - Basic Gray Cardstock (#121044) 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored @ 4-1/4
Highland Heather (#146986) 3-1/4 x 4-1/4"
Designer Series Paper Peaceful Place (#156394) 2" x 5-1/4" and 3" x 4"   
 Basic Gray tree die cut
Highland Heather tree die cut
Layering Circles die cut (#151770)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Basic Grey Ink (#156408)
Basic Rhinestone jewel (#144220)

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Mark your calendars!

  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads - e.g., (Memento), and 20% off of dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only. Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.

Our Seasonal Sale starts next Tuesday and is only three days long - starting on November16, 2021 and ending on November 18, 2021, 
Act fast to snatch up the savings!

  • Make sure to flip through the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog to find your favorites and create your wish list ahead of time. 
  • Is there a set of dies that coordinate with a stamp set you already have?
  •  Have you completed your color families of ink pads and cardstock? Which colors do you use the most?  Now's a good time to stock up and save.  
  • Get prepared ahead of time for next year's projects.  You'll want to start shopping the first day the sale!

  • These prices also include the starter kit sale that's going on.  You can choose $125 in product and pay just $75 plus tax. And the shipping is free!

    • Follow this link to buy the starter kit:
    • Complete the sign up form
    • You will receive an email with your new Demonstrator ID which will allow you to place orders and get your 20% discount

    Follow the link HERE to purchase the kit.


Thank you for stopping by!
Dara Walter

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Sweet Treats Cards

How cute are these simple to recreate cards?

I made these quick cards focusing on the Sweet Treats Designer Series Paper.  Aren't the animals so fun and adorable?  

I wanted small simple sentiments, so I paired the cards with the Banner Year Stamp Set, so as not to compete with the Designer Series Paper.  I wanted to show as much paper as possible.

I love that the main color for this card is non traditional for Christmas - Pool Party.  It also uses my favorite die set, Stitched So Sweetly.

Below each card are the dimensions for each card.

Base - Pool Party Cardstock: (#122924) 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"   
Basic White Cardstock:  (#159276) 5-1/4 x 4"    
Designer Series Paper Sweet Treats (#156281) 5-1/4 x 4" and 2" x 4  
Basic White die cut
Pool Party die cut
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Holiday Rhinestones (#150457)
Memento Black (#132708)
Banner Year Stamp Set (#158239)

Base - Basic Black Cardstock:  (#121045) 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"   
Basic White Cardstock: (#159276) 5-1/4 x 4"    
Designer Series Paper Sweet Treats (#156281) 5 x 3-3/4"   
Basic White die cut
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Memento Black (#132708)
Banner Year Stamp Set (#158239)
Black Glittered Organdy (#147897)
Tasteful Labels Dies (#152886)

Base Cherry Cobbler Cardstock:   (#119685) 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"   
Basic White Cardstock: (#159276) 5-1/4 x 4" and 1/2" x 3-1/2"   
Basic Black Cardstock: (#121045) 3/4" x 3-3/4"
Bumble Bee Cardstock: (#153077)
Designer Series Paper Sweet Treats (#156281) 
Cut DSP to 5 x 3-3/4" - cut 2" off top, use both sides
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Memento Black (#132708)
Banner Year Stamp Set (#158239)
Christmas Trimmings Dies (#155561)
Holiday Rhinestones (#150457)

November Special

Orders over $50 will get a massive PDF tutorial with over 20 projects - absolutely FREE!

Use link here to for this special:


Thank you for stopping by!
Dara Walter


Thursday, November 4, 2021

Eden's Garden & Starter Kit

 Happy November, Crafty Friends!


Starter Kit Sale

I mean, seriously, this is really almost unbelievable. If you have ever considered buying the starter kit, or even if you haven't previously, this is an amazing offer to get things on your wish list.  You don't have to do anything special to buy the starter kit. Literally all you have to do is choose $125 in product and pay just $75 plus tax for it. That's right - $75. The end. Even the shipping is free! 

The deets:

This offer is only good from November 4 - November 30! Here what you'll get:

  • 20% discount on all of your orders
  • Access to my PDF card class FREE every month
  • Monthly Creative Team event with free stamping demonstrations, awards and recognition
  • Creative drawing every month
  • Creative challenges with prizes
  • Early product previews with purchase opportunities
  • Meet new stamping friends and much more
What to do:
  • Choose $125 in product; anything from any current catalog
  • Follow this link:
  • Complete the sign up form
  • You will receive an email with your new Demonstrator ID which will allow you to place orders and get your 20% discount
  • Is there a minimum I have to order?  If you would like to continue your discount beyond the initial period, yes, but there is no obligation to do so. In this case, you've lost nothing and gained $50 in free product
  • Do I have to be a "demonstrator"? No, you can simply be a part of the Pickled Perfect Stampers community and enjoy the discount. There is no requirement to sell products or have a business.  
  • Can I choose anything I want for my kit?  YES, choose any current products, even products from the Clearance Rack. 
Follow the link HERE to purchase the kit.


Also, Eden's Garden products are now available for purchase! The Designer Series Paper and the Cotton Paper are amazing!

See the products here

Better yet, add them in your starter kit!


If you have questions, please email me at:

Have a great week!
Butterfly Blessings!

Dara "Dee Dee" Walter
Pickled Peppers Creative Cafe

Monday, November 1, 2021

Ideas Blog Hop - Punch It Up

Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') blog hop!  Our team is a group of international demonstrators who contribute collectively to a creative tutorial to bring creative inspiration to our customers monthly. I'm so excited to be a new member of this team!

Our theme for this month is called: Punch It Up!  We are focusing on Stampin' Ups! awesome punches! 

This month, I decided to work with the In Symmetry Bundle by Stampin' Up!, which includes the Symmetrical Stems border punch.  I focused on the punched out stems but it can also be used as a border punch by using the negative space after punching.  

I have created a sweet, simple and easy to recreate card that can be used for most any occasion.  The tutorial is equally as simple to follow along with.

Our collage is a sneak peak from each designer in this edition of the tutorial bundle.  See it here:

Here's an alternate of my design using some of the same products:

Each tutorial features at least one card or sometimes a 3D project, some include multiples. Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me to find out how to purchase the tutorial bundle or earn it for FREE!  

If you would like a copy of the written tutorial, here are some ways to get it:

1.  Place a minimum order of $50 in my online store during the month of                         November. You must use the host code: 6272H294 (it's also shown in the                 sidebar to the left) and you will receive the tutorial for FREE!  The PDF tutorial         will be emailed to you within 48 hours of receipt of your order. 
2.  You may purchase a copy of the tutorial                                                                       here:

3.  My team members get a copy of the tutorial for FREE every month to create the       projects or to use for hosting classes.   Not a team member yet, but would like         to be?  Click HERE to get more information or to join my team.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  You can get more inspiration from the amazing and talented Debbie Green by clicking the NEXT button below.

*Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.