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Coffee & Create with Brenda September 10, 2022

The Alphabest stamp set & Best Label Punch!

Today’s project features the Alphabest stamp set and Best Label Punch from the Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.  This is a great set to personalize your projects, including scrapbooks and memory keeping!

Coffee & Create with Brenda comes to you each Saturday morning at 9am CT via Facebook.  I hope you will join me and share all the fun ideas with friends and family.  Here is the demonstration video from last Saturday.  Enjoy!

The supplies used are available for purchase in my online store be sure to use my monthly Host Code at checkout to earn FREE product with qualifying purchase!  Also, the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper is a Host item, so if your purchase is over $150, you have just hosted your very own qualifying workshop and can add this to your Stampin’ Rewards for just $18! That’s right, $18 for this huge pack of Designer Series Paper!  Includes 48 sheets (four of each design) 12″ x 12″ double-sided papers.  Maybe your order is not a $150, but you have friends or family who would like to place an order with you?  Let me help you set up your workshop.  Virtually, In-person or Book Party only.  Let’s talk!


  • Basic Black Cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, folded in half and then the front cover folded in half again backwards. (z fold style)
  • Using the Stylish Shapes Dies, cut the second largest square from Basic Black Cardstock.
  • Basic White Cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″, attached to the inside of the card base
  • Designer Series Paper 2″ x 5 3/8″ and another cut at 3″ x 3″
  • Scrap of Basic White to stamp the label background and letters.


Just a few more samples using the other designs from CELEBRATE EVERYTHING DESIGNER SERIES PAPER.

Easy Triple Fold Card

Easy Triple Fold Card

Each and every Saturday morning I come to you LIVE via Facebook with a fun card layout featuring beautiful Stampin Up! products available for purchase in my online store.   Click HERE to see the Weekly Deals going on now through September 7, 2022.

This week’s project is a fun-fold using hand stamped background paper created with just stamps and ink!  Here is the demonstration video with directions for stamping and assembly.

Here are just few more samples using Designer Series Paper if stamping is not your “thing”…


Supplies used in the demonstration are available for purchase by clicking add to cart.  Be sure to add my September 2022 Host Code 2Q6MAZBC when placing an order under $150.


Coffee & Create with Brenda (FREE tutorial)



Coffee & Create with Brenda is LIVE every Saturday morning on my Facebook Page at 9am CT.  I bring you fresh product ideas and card layouts.  This week’s project uses the 2022 July-August Sale-a-Bration products.  Remember, there are just 4 days left to Sale-a-Brate and earn BONUS products with qualifying purchase.  Be sure to use my August 2022 Host Code 2WYMKFT4 to earn even MORE FREE product!

You can see how this card was assembled by watching the demonstration video below:


Supplies used in today’s card:

As promised, here is the printable tutorial for this card layout!  I’d love to see what you create.  Please share your cards on my Create with Brenda Crafters Facebook Page for entries into my monthly GIVE-AWAY!  That’s right,  prizes every month just for sharing your cards.

Have a great time creating this layout!  Need supplies?  See something you would like to order?




Coffee & Create with Brenda April 16, 2022

Presenting the Tea Boutique Suite!

This incredible suite of products will be available for purchase May 3, 2022!  The entire 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog will go live for customer orders.  The 5 new 2022-2024 In Colors are so vibrant and pretty.  Be sure to check out my In Color Club offer HERE.

This create-a-stack of cards is so easy.  I call it the “Four in a Flash” layout!  Simply select 4 different Designer Series Paper prints that measure 4″ x 6″.  Create four card bases cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.  Now cut your Designer Series Paper as pictured in the cutting diagram below starting with the 3/4″ slice off the bottom of your stack.  Then continue to cut at 2 3/4″ from the left edge toward the center.

After cutting all of you pieces, you can then shuffle your pieces like a “magic” card trick as demonstrated in my demonstration video here.


Here is the completed set of cards.  As you can see, each card has the same papers, just arranged differently.

I hope you’ll give the “Four in a Flash” layout a try.  Be sure to post your projects on my Create with Brenda Crafters page on Facebook to get in to win my monthly give-a-ways.

Happy stamping!





Coffee & Create with Brenda February 19, 2022

Awesome Otter Fun-Fold!

This fun-fold card is so fun!  The inspiration for this card came from Dawn G, and I just can’t get over how fun the moving sentiment is when you open the card.  Be sure to watch the video to see it in motion!  Also, comments, likes and shares are greatly appreciated on my YouTube channel.

Here is a still photo of the inside:

Measurements for the card are as follows:

  • Basic White Card base 5 1/4″ X 11 1/4″, scored at 4″ and 8″ (you will need to start with a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock
  • Basic White 5 1/4″ x 6 3/4″, scored at 3 3/8″
  • Designer Series Paper 3″ x 5″, 2 3/4″ x 5″ and another piece of coordinating DSP for the edge that measures 1 1/4″ x 5″
  • Basic White cardstock that measures 1 1/4″ x 5″ to die cut the decorative border

Here is the assembly video:

All supplies used for this card are available for purchase in my online store.  The Awesome Otters stamp set, along with the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer series paper are Sale-a-Bration items.  Remember Sale-a-Bration ends on February 28, 2022.  So, place your orders NOW!





It’s Saturday and time for Coffee & Create with Brenda!

Today’s project is a very versatile and easy fun-fold.  There is a lot of variations to this fold, so be sure to stay tuned for more upcoming projects.  I come to you LIVE each and every Saturday morning via my Facebook page at 9am CST.  So, grab your coffee and join me for crafting fun, tips and tricks with all the new and current products from Stampin’ Up!

Here is this week’s card-

Did you know that the Medium Daisy Punch works perfectly with the daisy stamp found in the Hello Lady Bug Stamp Set!

I have linked the Demonstration Video below for you to follow along if you so choose.

Here is a complete shopping list of products used today.  Be sure to add my February Host Code B2JPXZZT, but only if your order is under $150.  I will send you a beautiful card for ordering with me AND if your products total $75 before tax & shipping, you will receive my host gift of the Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels just for shopping with me!


It’s Triple Time!

Triple Time Stamping & Layering

Each Saturday morning, I come to you LIVE via Facebook at 9am CST.  Here is the link to my link to my Facebook business page-Create with Brenda 

Today I showed an “oldie, but goodie” layering technique called Triple Time.  It is a lot of layers, but it is a WOW result.  You will want to grab my FREE layering templates too!  Here are the printable PDF’s for the 1/4″ layering templates and also the 1/8″ increment templates.  

I just love the look this layering technique creates. This spectacular stamp set is the Sentimental Swirls (157996) found in the 2022 January-June Mini Catalog The set was created by Sam Hammond as her 1 million dollars in career sales set.  All supplies used for this card are available for purchase in my ONLINE STORE.

Here is a live demonstration on how to assemble the layers for this card.

Imperial measurements for the layers are:

Basic White Cardstock cut at:

  • 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • 2″ x 3 1/4″
  • 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ for the sentiment
  • 3 3/4″ x 5″ for inside the card base

Mango Melody Cardstock cut at:

  • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ to matte the sentiment




The Calming Camellia Sale-a-Bration Host Set

Coffee & Create with Brenda

Good morning!  Each Saturday morning, I come to you LIVE via Facebook for a fresh, fun and exciting project using the new products from Stampin’ Up!  This week featured the Calming Camellia 2022 Sale-a-Bration Host set.  I would be delighted to help you earn your very own beautiful set too!  Just say the word and we can set up a Facebook party, or a simple book party with a few of your favorite crafting friends.

This color combination is just one of my favorites, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray and Whisper White.  I added a bit of texture to the front panel using the Textured Textiles embossing folder and my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss.  All products used for this project are available for purchase in my online store (exception: Calming Camellia stamp set must be earned with a $300 order or workshop)

Heart & Home Suite Collection

Honeybee Home

This beautiful collection of products makes it so easy to create beautiful scrapbook pages, home decor and greeting cards.  The possibilities are endless with the amazing product coordination of stamps, dies, designer series paper, embossing folders and many embellishments.  Get all the details for this project in my weekly Coffee & Create with Brenda demonstration video.  Be sure to join me each Saturday morning at 9am CST.   Shopping is easy with me. Place your order using my January 2022 Host Code UFKMQ7M3 if your order is under $150.  When you order the entire collection using the easy order number 157959, you earn your own Stampin’ Rewards PLUS it is time to Sale-a-Brate so you can choose 3 level one items!



Coffee & Create with Brenda April 24, 2021

Every Saturday morning post on Facebook at 9am I share a fun and new project video using the great products from Stampin’ Up!  The video post will include a new card layout, product and all measurements so you can try it yourself.  I hope you will hop on for coffee and fresh creative ideas.

This was the project featured in my April 24, 2021 Facebook recording.

This fun fold card is sure to be a favorite.  While there is quite a few layers, assembly is easy and requires minimal stamping.  Enjoy!  I will also post the demonstration video at Create with Brenda on YouTube for all the details and a good look at the layers and inside sentiment.

The final days of the “Last Chance Product Sale” are here.  Get your DSP,  trinkets and Bundle pricing while you can!  Click the Sales & Specials at the top of the page for all retiring products.