It’s in the Mail Class Kit October 2020!

“It’s in the Mail!”


Announcing the October 2020 “It’s in the Mail!” card kit class.

This month’s card kit class features the 2020-2022 In-Colors!

You will receive all 5 Classic Stampin’ Pads

(Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight & Cinnamon Cider)


A 10 sheet sampler of the 6”x 6” 2020-2022 In Color DSP

Now, because it’s a CARD CLASS, you will receive 5 pre-cut card projects as pictured above (envelopes included).  Because it is Stampin’Up! policy that I cannot send stamped images, you will need to add your own sentiment to the cards.  It’s so easy-peasy!

All this for just $45

Class Price includes tax and shipping!

Order deadline is October 15, 2020.

Reserve your class kit HERE

Slimline Cards & Envelopes

This fun Slimline style card features the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin’Up!  The coordinating envelope is the finishing touch to this elegant Anniversary card.

I have a quick & easy video showing how you can make these beautiful envelopes!  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to get in on all of my project tips and tricks.  Comments are welcome and appreciated😊.  Thanks for stopping by…

Remember…create something beautiful today.

My Heart is Grateful

This is a fun little card that is both cheery and heartfelt.  I used a couple stamp sets for this project, Celebration Tidings along with  Beautiful Autumn.  I think the Beautiful Autumn stamp set just might be my favorite set in the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog (formerly the Holiday Catalog).  The color combination is Mint Macaron with the new In-Color Just Jade💕

Here is a demonstration video from my YouTube channel at Create with Brenda.  Be sure to subscribe for all post updates.  I also love, love comments.


Whisper White Card 8.5” x 11”, scored at 5.5”

Mint Macaron Card stock , 2 pieces, 3.75” x 5” and 3.75” x 2 5/8”

Just Jade Card stock cut at  4” x 2 7/8”

Stitched so Sweetly die using Whisper White card stock

Fold the card base and burnish using the bone folder tool.  Emboss the Mint Macaron 3.75” x 5” using the Tin Tile embossing folder.   Adhere to card base using the Stampin’ Seal adhesive.  Layer the Just Jade and Mint Macaron rectangles.  Stamp the pumpkin swag stamp from the Celebration Tidings Set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the lower portion of the Stitched So Sweetly die in the landscape orientation.  Stamp the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set using the new In-Color Cinnamon Cider.  Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere to the layered rectangles and add to the card in the lower right corner.  Tie a bow using the gingham scalloped edged ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo pack.  Adhere to the card using a Mini Glue Dot.  Color the pumpkin swag using the Cajun Craze and Just Jade Stampin’ Blends. Finish with the Champagne Rhinestones.

This is a complete list of supplies used for my project.  Place an online order with me during the month of September 2020 using my host code TNWJRFEN and with a $75 minimum product order you will receive the “ Turnovers” stamp set FREE.

Remember… create something beautiful today.




























Snowflake Splendor Suite Photo Presentation

This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the Creative Connections 2020 Virtual Event.  The organizers of this event Terri Gaines, Susan Campfield and Georgia Giguere were amazing and did an awesome job!  Thank you ladies, you are the best of the best.

As you can see in the picture above, I volunteered to make 8 projects using the Snowflake Splendor Suite.  I am always willing to share my projects, however it is a bit nerve racking when it is your peers and colleagues who are immensely talented that you are presenting to.

Here are the projects I presented.  I hope you find inspiration and interest in this beautiful Snowflake Splendor Suite from the 2020 August-December Mini by Stampin’Up!

The first project uses a Whisper White Mini Pizza Box (144645) layered and wrapped with the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (153513) , topped with the filigree snow flake from the So Many Snowflakes die (153560).  Of course you always have to add some more glimmer using the Whale of Time sequins (152461).  The bow is from the Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ ribbon (153548), and is really hard to capture the beauty of this ribbon in pictures.  It is an iridescent ribbon with metallic thread woven throughout.  Gorgeous!

A perfect treat bag for the holidays!  The second project uses the Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bags (153509).   These bags are a really great size measuring 4″ x 7″ with a whopping 25 per pack!  I should also mention these are food safe, so perfect to fill with holiday baked goodies.

I lined the bag using a piece of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (153512) measuring 3 3/4″ x 12″ and added the arrangement of the Snowflake Splendor Dies using Whisper White and Balmy Blue cardstock an added sparkle to the center using the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems (153547).  To finish the bag I punched two holes to thread the Faux Linen Ribbon and tied with a bow!  You will love how crisp and easy this ribbon is for tying.

Next up is project number 3.  This card was super fun and easy and uses a very versatile fun fold.

For the fold, I simply started with an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4 1/2″.  Cutting 1″ from the right side of the front flap.  The Whisper White matting measures 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and 1 1/8″x 5 3/8″.  The beautiful Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 1″ x  5 1/4″.  The sentiment is stamped using Pool Party ink with the sentiment from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and die cut using the Tasteful Labels Dies (152886).  The snowflake medallion was added with a sprinkling of the rhinestone basic jewels and tied with a piece of the Pool Party 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon (152462)

Project number 4 was probably the most fun and challenging in that I used the Shimmery White  Embossing Paste (145645) colored with a few drops of the Highland Heather ink refill (147167) and stenciled through a die cut piece of cardstock.  I love the effect!

I stenciled onto a Whisper White notecard (131527) allowing it a 30 minute dry time.  The purple Tricolor Ribbon (149708) was the perfect compliment.  I then decorated one of the Whisper White Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes (153069) adding another sparkly stenciled snowflake backed by the beautiful Square Vellum Doilies (152484) for the win.  Filled the box with 4 of the note cards and envelopes and can’t wait to give it to a friend,

The next card, project number 5 is very similar to the Mini Pizza Box except I used the Rainbow Glimmer Paper (153056) as the backing for the filigree snowflake die.  The colors are Pool Party for the matte and sentiment with another snowflake cut from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper for embellishment.

Project number 6 has LOTS of snowflakes and I used the snowflake cut-out die and then die cut again using the largest of the Stitched Nested Label Dies (1496380).  The die cut piece is them popped up on dimensionals and adorned with many snowflakes in coordinating colors and sprinkled with the Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Sequins (153545) and the Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems.  I think this is my favorite….  Sentiment was stamped with Misty Moonlight ink.

Project number 7 is a card that rates right up there also in the “fav” category.  The vellum and Whisper White alternating snowflake medallion is stunning when centered  with the die from the Painted Labels Dies (153827).  I really like the matted DSP layers using the Misty Moonlight cardstock and ink for the sentiment.  Quick and Easy with a lot of dimension.

And finally, at project number 8!  Thank you Snow Much for visiting my blog today and I hope I was able to inspire you with the many creating possibilities of the Snowflake Splendor Suite by Stampin’Up!

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle

Fall is coming soon and what better way to express the beautiful colors of the season.  The Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (stamp set and coordinating dies) is featured in the 2020-2021 Stampin’Up! Annual Catalog on page 13.  Remember when products are bundled…. you save 10%!

If you do not have a die/embossing machine, well let me tell you what is coming.  The all new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is truly the BOSS.  The standard size machine is available to order starting September 1st.  Also,  if you have been thinking of joining the Stampin’Up! family, the machine can be added to your $99 starter kit.  That’s right $125 in product PLUS if you join my team during the month of September, you will receive 2 stamp sets and 16 packages of make-n-takes to share with family and friends!  Oh and did I mention the shipping on this order is absolutely FREEJOIN NOW!

I have published a quick demonstration video for you on my YouTube channel.  Be sure to like, comment and SUBSCRIBE!  If you tap the bell, you will be notified of all of my upcoming projects.  Enjoy!

Supplies needed for this project:

Flowers for Every Season Punch Card









Here is a quick and easy card that takes just minutes to make, but will be sure to keep the recipient thinking of you for quite a while…..

This card features the Rectangular Postage Punch and right now the Rectangular Postage Punch is bundled with the coordinating Posted For You stamp set.  As you may not know… when products are “bundled” you save 10%.  There is also another coordinating stamp set in the August-December 2020 Mini.  Check it out on page 63, Festive Post stamp set with lots of cheer for the upcoming seasons.

I have published  a short and sweet demonstration video for you.  Be sure to like, comment and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel to see all of my upcoming  projects.

Supplies needed for this project:

It’s In the Mail! Card Kit Class August 2020

   August 2020 Harvest Hello! Card Class Kit

Hello Stampers!

I am so super excited to share the new August 2020 card class kit pre-order with you!!  You are going to absolutely LOVE the eight projects in this kit!!

My card kit classes are for all level of crafters from beginner to advanced!  PLUS you can add this beautiful stamp set to your stampin’ collection…..

The Harvest Hello stamp set is an A+!  Use the apples for teacher or student gifts.  Then, like the autumn colors shifting from red to orange, the apple becomes a pumpkin with a spooky, yet smiling face.  Harvest Hello set can be found in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and is a Cling style stamp, meaning it is red rubber and fits on clear blocks A,B,D & G.

The Plaid Tiding designer series paper is from the NEW 2020 August-December Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Holiday catalog).  These classic all-season plaids will brighten your holidays and are fitting all year long, and are great for all your scrap-booking, card making and 3-D projects.

Remember…. create something beautiful today!

Harvest Hello Class Kit Reservation Options

*reservations must be made by 8pm on August 31st

Option #1     $50 (includes tax and shipping)
  • Harvest Hello Stamp Set
  • Plaid Tiding Designer Series Paper 6″ x 6″  (24 sheets)
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (20 count)
  • Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad
  • Step-by-Step picture tutorial for the 8 projects pictured above
  • Die cut, embossed and punched pieces to complete the 8 projects.
Option #2    $30 (includes tax and shipping)
  •   includes everything listed above EXCEPT the Harvest Hello Stamp Set
Option #3      $10 (includes shipping)
  • includes the step-by-step picture tutorial ONLY


  • Pre-order payments can be made at * NOTE please include your current mailing address in the “add a note” for kit mailing purposes.
  • Any questions you can email me at







Happy Birthday Deby!

Peony Garden Suite Collection


Today I want to share with you a card I created using products from the Peony Garden Suite.  This is a birthday card for my very dear friend, neighbor and crafty team member.  Deby has the most beautiful flower gardens, so of course this set was perfect!

Here is the card, using the Prized Peony Bundle, the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper and of course the 1/4″ Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon.  I did use some of the Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon to offset the Shimmer ribbon.  All supplies used will be listed below for your to add to your shopping cart!

The background technique is the #scrappystriptechnique that was launched by Bruno Bertucci.  This technique is very simple yet adds a stunning background to your project.  Starting with a Petal Pink A2 cardbase, I cut the DSP into 1.5″ x 4″ strips and them cut them at varying angles using my mini-trimmer.  Seriously, NO MEASURING NEEDED.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere them to a remnant piece of Gray Granite cardstock that measures 3″ x 5″.  After the strips are adhered and the glue is dry, trim excess edges using a pair of Snips.  Matte the strip piece to onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock measuring  3 1/8″ x 5 1/8″.   Then add to the card base.

The shaded peony was die cut from Whisper White card stock and using a sponge dauber with Petal Pink ink, lightly blush the edges of the petals.  Assemble the peony matching the bottom curves, so easy!  The leaves were cut from scrap pieces of Gray Granite and Basic Gray.

The little “happy birthday” sentiment is from the Posted for You stamp set.

It’s In the Mail! Card Kit Class July 2020

The Gorgeous Posies Card Kit Class

Create with Brenda is taking pre-orders for the new monthly addition of  “It’s in the Mail!” card class kits.  This month’s class features the Gorgeous Posies by Stampin’ Up! 

The Gorgeous Posies Stamp Set is a great stamp set for basic card making with greetings from celebrations, get well to sympathy. The soft floral images can be layered to create a variety of blossoms in your favorite shades.  This is a Distinctive** stamp set; it has a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step, creating photo-realistic images.

Hello Stampers!

I am so super excited to share a new class kit preorder with you today!! I cannot wait to share these 8 card projects with you!! You are going to absolutely LOVE them!!

My card kit classes are for all level of crafters from beginner to advanced!  PLUS you can add this beautiful stamp set to your stampin’ arsenal…..

Remember…. create something beautiful today!

The Gorgeous Posies Card Class kit will have 3 pre-order options
Pre-orders will be accepted through July 31, 2020.
Kits will be mailed out by August 15, 2020.

OPTION #1    Pre-order price $50

  • Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial (printed version sent with kit)
  • Gorgeous Posies Cling Mount Stamp Set **Distinctive
  • 8 Card bases and pre-cut papers and dies with envelopes
  • 5 Coordinating Ink Spots: Blackberry Bliss, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
OPTION #2   Pre-order price $35
  • Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial (printed version sent with kit)
  • Gorgeous Posies Cling Mount Stamp Set **Distinctive
  • 8 card bases and pre-cut papers and dies with envelopes
* Please note this option does NOT include the coordinating ink colors and per Stampin’Up! policy stamped images cannot be included in the kits.
OPTION #3  Pre-order price $15
  • Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial ONLY (printed version mailed to you)
  • Pre-order payments can be made at * NOTE please include your current mailing address in the “add a note” for kit mailing purposes.
  • Any questions you can email me at

It’s the Last Week to Reserve your Share Bundle Deals!

The 2020 August-December Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog is set to go live on 
August 4 

I am offering catalog shares!  What is a catalog share?

When you purchase a share, I will order the products from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog and cut them to size if needed, package and label them and mail each person a sample of ALL of the products they purchased!!  This usually costs you about 1/3 of the price of buying ALL of the new products. Then you have a sample of everything and can purchase your favorites from the new catalog!  Payment MUST be received by July 31, 8 pm CST.  I will place the order and ship the items out by August 14th!
* Please note there may be some delay due to availability through Stampin’Up! Be assure that I will ship as quickly as I am able.

You can build your own share bundle or get the I Want It All option.

You will receive 10% off when you purchase two or more shares.  

The I Want It All share options have a 15% discount built into the price and you will also receive a free gift.

Make Your Share Reservation by clicking HERE

Embellishment Product Share – $45
(See bundle details HERE )

Ribbon and Trim Share – $30
(See bundle details HERE)

6×6  DSP Stacks & 12×12 DSP cut into 6×6  pieces- $70
(See bundle details HERE)

12×12 DS & 6×6 DS Paper Share-$115
(See bundle details HERE)

“I Want It All” 6×6 DSP Product Share- $124
(See bundle details HERE)

“I Want It All” 12×12 & 6×6 DSP Product Share- $162
(See bundle details HERE)

Deadline to sign-up for the share bundle deals is July 31
PLEASE NOTE: July Host Code Gifts are not included with the purchase of these share bundles.  ***some items in the share may not be available or may be back-ordered at the time I am able to place this order. Items will be shipped as soon as I am able to obtain product from Stampin’Up!

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