Welcome Easter Milk Carton

Hello Everyone,

Easter is well on its way now that we are in the middle of February! I love to create little treat boxes that my grandchildren can find on Easter morning! Now is the perfect time to start planning and creating!

Stampin’ Up! came out with the stamp set ‘Welcome Easter’ it full of cute line drawings and sentiments.

Welcome Easter Cling Stamp Set

Welcome Easter Cling Stamp Set (English) 151559 Price: $20.00 Click on the image to shop!

This stamp set is perfect for Easter and new additions! The set includes a baby chick, a bunny, and a lamb which are perfect line drawings for any spring project or new babies! The sentiments are perfect for Easter and baby showers!


Fun Easter project using the sentiments. Click on the image to shop!


I love how this card is so sweet for anybody on Easter. The color just screams SPRING!
To all of you who love to color and shade or are just looking to learn. this is such a good set! You can practice shading because of how large these line drawings are and color combos! You can use any color combo to make these little guys really pop! I like to color using the blends which are the Stampin’ Up!’s alcohol markers that make for easy blending and layering!

Today’s Project

Today’s project is a milk carton box that you can dress up however you want. I love how easy these boxes are to create and put together! I am using ‘Welcome Easter’ to create an Easter themed milk carton box.

The blends help to give this project two completely different finishes! Plus we used wink of stella to color in the wool on the lamb for added shine!


  • Card stock 5.5″ x 8.25″
  • Score on the long side at 2″,4″,6″,and 8″
  • Score on the shot side at 1.5″,3.5″,5″
  • Designer Series Paper- 1.75″ x 1.75″ (4) and 1.75″ x 1.25″ (2)

Pre-Recorded Facebook Live

Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin

Click on the image to check out Paper Pumpkin

Paper pumpkin is an easy way to get started in crafting. The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you and your subscribers will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe. Plus Paper Pumpkin is celebrating 7 years so to celebrate every kit will have an additional FREE stamp set!


How to Create a Cute Treat Box

Hello Everyone,

I love treat boxes, they are perfect for holding candy and goodies for any occasion. This easy treat box is perfect when crafting with Designer Series Paper or cardstock. This little box is so easy to customize as a party favor and you can add different little candies on the inside. Imagine this box dolled up for a wedding favor with little almonds or chocolates on the inside to say thank you to the guests. This box would also be cute sitting on a table for a little one’s tea party. You could also use this box as a party favor for a dino party with little gummy worms for the treat.

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I love how you can use any stamp set  for any occasion.

This is such an easy box to make! I love how you can mix and match colors to create any unique project. To create this treat box, I used the Little Lady bugs stamp and die sets. This set is a host set that you will receive after a party of $300. Contact me to learn how to get your own Little Ladybug stamp set.

The Littlelady bug dies are available for purchase at my store click on the image to shop.


To make this box score along the horizontal plane at 1 1/2″, 4″, 5 1/2″, 8, and then on the portrait side score on along the 1 1/2″ line. On this side cut along the score lines until the 1 1/2″ score line. Cut the thin small strip off.

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This is the perfect box to hold any Valentine’s day goodies.

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I love the pompom on the mercat’s hat. It gives the project a special 3D effect.

Youtube Live

Check out my first every Youtube Live! I am showcasing the From my Heart bundle. This bundle includes:

The From My Heart Suite Bundle includes
* Heartfelt Photopolymer Stamp Set
* From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Real Red 3/8″ (1 cm) Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon
* From My Heart Faceted Gems
* Heart Doilies
* Heart Foil Tins

This suite uses Flirty Flamingo and Real Red colors to create stunning Designer Series Paper and rhinestones. Click the image to shop

I love how the coordinating items work together to create a cohesive finish to any project.

Thank you for stopping by my stamping place,


How to make an Easy Watercolor Wash Background

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We are two months into Sale-A-Bration! The time is just flying by. I am so excited to share with you an easy Facebook live on how to add a splash of color to any project. The stamp set I used is Happy Birthday to You and it is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set in which when you spend $50.00 you have the option to receive this stamp set FREE.

Happy Birthday To You Cling Stamp Set (English)152308 Price: $0.00

Happy Birthday To You Cling Stamp Set (English) 152308 Price: $0.00

How to watercolor wash a background image 1

This card is the perfect addition to anyone’s birthday card stash.

This is such a pretty and simple card to make. I love how the Melon Mambo ink wash, colors the inside of the cake beautifully. You can add as much ink as you want when creating the water color wash. The wash of color was darkened when I colored over the flowers with the light Flirty Flamingo blend. The dark Flirty Flamingo blend was used to add depth to the shadows and add highlight to the flowers. The combination of the two created a pop of color against the wash of Melon Mambo ink. The other colors used (Light Blackberry Bliss, Crumbcake, and Old Olive) added an extra dimension to the image and showcased the floral arrangement on the cake.

Items used to make this card:

Coordination Product Release

In this release the Birthday Dies perfectly coordinates to the Happy Birthday to You stamp set.

Birthday Dies

I love how you can use the Birthday Dies to cut out the floral arrangement and the cake stand to give any project a 3D look.

Pre-recorded Facebook Live

A tip in making this card is to use the heat tool to dry the watercolor wash. This way the ink will take to the paper.

I had so much fun showing you how to make and color this card. Stay tuned to the end because I show off special albums that my sister made for my assistant Alex and I. I absolutely love them.

Paper Pumpkin

Click the image to check out the February Paper Pumpkin

If you love the Happy Birthday stamp set this is a great Paper Pumpkin to try out if you are new to the subscription box. The February subscription box coordinates with the Happy Birthday Stamp set from Sale-A-Bration!

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Sale-A-Bration is Here!

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Happy New Year!

Sale-A-Bration is here and I am so excited! I absolutely love the NEW Mini catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog! If you are not familiar with Sale-A-Bration is an amazing time of year where if you purchase $50 to $100 you are eligible to receive FREE Product! Also during Sale-A-Bration if you host a party and have $300 in party sales you will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp set!

Little Ladybug Stamp Set

This is an exclusive Host Reward. Contact me to learn how to host your own party!

The Best Deal!

Are you interested in the best deal of the catalog? Let me tell you for $99.00 you get $125.00 worth of product! Also during January, February and March you will receive a mini trimmer, an assortment pack of 6 x 6 Designer Series paper, plus a stamp set of your choice!

Additional to Starter Kit

If you sign up before March 31st you will receive the 6″ x 6″ exclusive mini trimmer, a sampling of 6 ” x 6″ Designer Series Paper which features paper from 6 different packs. You will also receive a FREE stamp set of your choice!

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to take part in the Best deal in the catalog! If you are interested in joining my team either as a happy stamper or as a business when purchasing the Starter Kit you will pay $99 and receive $125 worth of product. During Sale-A-Bration when you purchase the starter kit you will receive additional items.

Painted Poppies

A new set from the Mini catalog is Painted Poppies. I just love this set. It is so pretty and perfect for creating items for spring. I love how the Poppies add the perfect amount of spring time and freshness to any project.

I will be posting cards using this set on my Facebook page starting Monday! Make sure you go take a look! You can find my Facebook page here: @karensstampingplace

Click here to purchase this bundle Painted Poppies Bundle 153827 Price: $52.00

Examples using the Painted Poppies!




It’s Time to Save

Hello Everyone,

Christmas is just around the corner and I am excited to be making Christmas cookies soon and celebrating the holidays. But before we all get busy with holiday fun (trimming the tree, decorating, and sing carols) the Year-End-Closeout sale is happening now at Stampin’ Up!

Year End Closeout Dec 3 2019 though Jan 2 2020

This is the best time of year to shop because of all the great discounts on retiring Stampin’ Up! products which include stamp sets and other items from the 2019 Holiday catalog. This sale only happens once a year so make sure to shop early for the best selection of goodies as this offer is while supplies last.

Check out all of these discounted products!

You can shop at my store by clicking the images above.

Sale-A-Bration is just around the corner. I am so excited to announce that this will be an AMAZING time to become a demonstrator or just to become a happy stamper.


= You can check out my Pre-Pre Order unboxing here:

I cannot wait to make all kinds of cards, tags, and 3D items with all of my new goodies.

The Best Deal in the Catalog Just got Better!!!

Sale-A-Bration is a great time to sign up as a demonstrator or as a happy stamper!

The starter kit is a great way to purchase your favorite items from the Annual and the new Mini Catalog. Along with the $125 worth of product, you will also receive the Mini Paper Cutter, 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set from the Mini or Annual catalog.

Check back in the new year to take part in this AWESOME deal!

Paper Pumpkin

With 13 sentiments to cover tons of occasions from weddings, get well, birthday, and more, this set does it all.

With 13 sentiments to cover tons of occasions from weddings, get well, birthday, and more, this set does it all.









Now is the perfect time to sign up for this subscription box! It is a great addition to any stamper’s collection or for someone just learning.


Thank you for stopping by my stamping place,