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Coffee & Create with Brenda-Episode #384

Let’s get a little “zany” with the Zany Zoo Bundle by Stampin’ Up!  I come to you LIVE each Saturday morning at 9am central on Facebook with a card layout or fun-fold card featuring the current catalog and online exclusives from Stampin’ Up!  If you are not on FB, you can catch the replay over on YouTube following the live.

Here’s a look at today’s card with a demonstration video if you would like to give it a try and follow along.

The measurements for today’s card are as follows:

  • Card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Basic White Cardstock cut at 3″ x 4″ and another at 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the insert.

The supplies are listed below and I’ve made it very easy for you to shop with me by simply clicking the add to cart.


Fun-fold with “Scenery” Designer Series Papers

Welcome to episode #382 of Coffee & Create with Brenda.  I come to you live each Saturday morning at 9am central time on Facebook.  Not on Facebook?  that’s okay!  I upload to my YouTube channel following the live or you can catch it here at

This week’s fun-fold works perfectly with the “scenery” style Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!  Here’s a peek at today’s project and be sure to scroll down to see the additional cards ideas.

Here is a demonstration video for you to follow along:

And… more samples using some of the “scenery” style papers!


Card base 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″, scored at 4 1/4″

Light colored cardstock for the inside cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″

Cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ square -same color as card base, scored at 1″

Scenery style paper cut at 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″, another cut at 3″ x 4″

Scraps for stamping and embellishing the front flap.


Thank you for stopping by and I hope to hear from you!



Coffee & Create with Brenda-Episode #378

Wanted to Say Dies by Stampin’ Up!

Hello stamping friends! I am so glad you are here and did you check out the Wanted to Say dies on page 167 in the 2023-2024 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. Still need a catalog? Click the link below to request your copy. All products used in today’s demonstration are available for purchase in my online store. Happy stamping and shopping…


  • Card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Designer Series Layer 1 cut at 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Basic Black Layer cut at 3″ x 4 3/4″
  • Designer Series Layer 2 cut at 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Scraps for die cutting



Keeping it REAL at Coffee & Create with Brenda

Coffee & Create with Brenda- Episode #374

Hello stamping friends.  This week I kept it “real” with lots of cutting and punching errors.  It happens to all of us at times, but WHY when I am LIVE?  Oh well, I just love each of you and thanks for putting up with my silliness at times…

Here is a glimpse at today’s card featuring the Just My Type stamp set and the beautiful Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up!  Did you know that the Designer Series Paper is 15% of for the month of June?  Get it while it’s hot and SAVE!  Click HERE to start ordering and be sure to use my June 2023 Host Code- P96ANXGC at checkout to earn FREE product with qualifying purchase.


If you would like to give this card layout a try, here is a demonstration video as well so you can just follow along without all the re-do’s!


  • Card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Basic White insert cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper cut at 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White scrap for stamping and die cutting.



SUPER-EASY Layout for Superbowl Weekend!

Hello stamping friends,

It is Saturday and that means another episode of Coffee & Create with Brenda.  I am LIVE each Saturday morning at 9am CST with a card layout featuring the current products from Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card is a SUPER-EASY yet super versatile layout.  I hope you’ll give it a try and I’d love to see what you create!

Here is a demonstration video if you want a look and see.


  • Card base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. scored at 4 1/4″
  • Layer one: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Layer two: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Cut six squares that measure 1 1/4″


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ll stop back soon!





It’s a Paper Pumpkin Thing!

Today and Tomorrow ONLY!  SAVE 50%

You can subscribe today and get the SALE prices through tomorrow and you will be in time to receive the November 2022 North Pole kit too!

Subscribe HERE

All current Paper Pumpkin subscribers will save on the following items:

Sale: $5.00

Price: $10.00

Sale: $6.50

Price: $13.00

Sale: $2.00

Price: $4.00

Get your list READY! The retiring List is coming!

Still have items on your wish list?


The retirement list will be published here tomorrow!  Be sure to check back to find out what is going away besides the 2020-2022 In Color collection of products.  Be sure to get your re-inkers and cardstock while you can.

Here is a fun and FREE PDF for you to print and try.  It’ features two of the retiring In Colors, Bumblebee and Just Jade.  The Sweet Symmetry designer series paper and Bundle which can be found on page 112 of the annual catalog posted above.  The items could very well hit the retiring list, but we will know all the details as they are released tomorrow.

CLICK HERE for your FREE printable tutorial.

SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin!


Do know that when you purchase a 3month, 6 month or 12 months pre-paid subscription to Paper Pumpkin during Sale-a-Bration, you earn FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure?  Yes, with the 3 month pre-paid, you choose 1 product, with the 6 months you choose 2 products. But, with the 12 months you choose 4! that’s right 4 level one products or 2 level 2 products.  Check it out and don’t delay because Sale-a-Bration ends on February 28th!

Hugs & Kisses January 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit

This kit was adorable!  Perfect for any love you note you want to send.  Lot of extra pieces too, which means alternative cards to make using the stamp set and embellishments.  What’s not to love…

Here is the link to the printable January 2022 stamp case insert.

Be sure to check out my alternate project boards each month on  Pinterest

More FREE layering Templates!

FREE 1/8″ increment Layer Templates

These 1/8″ increment layering templates are the perfect complement to 1/4″ layering template set.  These two sets make it so easy and fun to design your layout with the measurements at your fingertips.

Also, here is a simplified ruler.  Oo-La-La measuring is made easy…

Here is the FREE template for the 1/8″ increment layering templates.  I can’t wait to see what you create using these templates.  Remember you really only have to measure once when making the templates and then it is simply tick marks and cutting!

Trouble figuring out layering sizes?


Today I am here to tell you that I have a simple way to figure out the sizes for layering your projects!

Here is a FREE PDF that works with the Avery 8160 labels.  Simply print, cut and attach to either paper or cardstock.  Then when creating, you can lay the pieces on your project to determine the size.  This set of labels is created using 1/4″ increments.  Be sure to check back later this week for a set of 1/8″ sizing labels too!

Check back on Thursday for some special cards that used these fun layering templates.  Enjoy!