Succulent Garden Special Fold

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Check out this M fold Mothers Day card using the Succulent Garden designer series paper.  Oh so pretty!  I love a special fold card for those special occasions!

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Here's the inside!  I love how this design really showcases the designer series paper and creates a keepsake that will be proudly displayed on someones desk for a long time to come!


I love the new Powder Pink color and the coordinating designer series paper stack - be sure and add it to your wish list for the 2017 Annual Catalog!  Oh and the Daisy Delight bundle too!

In case you missed them on the video, here are the measurements;

  • Cardbase 5 1/2" x 11"
  • Score at 1 1/4", 4" and 6 3/4"

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Eastern Palace Special!

Let me highlight an amazing opportunity for you for a limited time.  Customers can get their hands on specially created bundles from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog May 1-31 only!  The product suite is called Eastern Palace.  I will tell you it is THE most versatile product suite I have ever worked with!  

Eastern Palace, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Medallions, #easternbeauty, #easternpalace, #easternmedallions, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #stampinupsale, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupspecial

 There are 2 bundle options.  Each bundle comes with free product.  Download Eastern_Palace_Flyer_NA.  

  • Eastern Palace Starter Bundle #147196 $60.50
    • Eastern Beauty stamp set
    • Eastern Palace designer series paper
    • Eastern Gold vinyl stickers
    • Lemon Lime Twist stamp pad
    • Tranquil Tide stamp pad
    • Fresh Fig stamp pad
    • Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes FREE
  • Eastern Palace Premier Bundle #147207 $103.50  (my recommendation)
    • All of the above PLUS
    • Eastern Palace yardstick pack
    • Mini Tassels Assortment
    • Eastern Medallions Thinlits
    • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE
    • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock FREE


In addition to the FREE products available from Stampin' Up! when you purchase one of the limited time bundles, I have a fabulous gift for you!

  • A FREE tutorial with 25 amazing ideas and project sheets! (can you believe it!)
  • an option for an amazing Eastern Palace class.  Details on my Events & Tutorials page

I already have orders stacking up - get yours in and I will order on May 1!


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  Tutoring with BJ, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinuptutorials, #cardtutorials

Welcome to Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays!   Today I am featuring the Pop of Paradise and the You've Got This stamp sets!  Flamingos are oh so fun! 

Pop of Paradise, You've Got This, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #you'vegotthis, #popofparadise, #stampinupdemonstrator, #diy, #pinkflamingocard, #diy, #hello, Tutoring with BJ, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinuptutorials, #cardtutorialsI'm ready for a Pop of Paradise in Minnesota!  Come on Summer!  This card brings the color and the whimsy that certainly puts a smile on my face and I hope yours too!  And for you that know me really well, you know that I am not a fan of Emerald Envy - just don't like that color - and it was one of my high school colors (Villard Mallards). 

You could make this card in a different color scheme with the background from the stamp set You've Got This and the Flamingo using a masking technique.  I've shared 2 videos recently highlighting the masking technique.  See them on my You Tube channel here

Enjoy this weeks free tutorial!  Download Pop of Paradise Tutorial.

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Celebrating in 2017?

Do you have a graduation this year or some special celebration that the year 2017 needs to be highlighted?  Check out this card from my May Card Buffet menu.

Love Sparkles, Large Letters, #lovesparkles, #largeletters, #mediumstar, #congrats, #graduation, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #diy, #handstampedcard

I used the Love Sparkles stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  Remember this sample I posted a while back?  It was a favorite! - Did you download the free tutorial with that card?

Anyway, I love the pairing of the "celebrate" with the Large Numbers framelits.  This makes a perfect graduation card?  You could create this in any number of color schemes to match school colors.

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I love the accent of the silver foil cardstock behind the letters.   Check out how the Layering Squares framelits create a great base for the numbers.  

The medium star punch is retiring. . . but the silver glimmer paper isn't!  Yippee!  

What colors would you make this card in?


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Tips & Tricks with BJ on Tuesdays - Reverse Masking

Tips & Tricks

I'm super excited about this super cool card that is part of my May Card Buffet line up!  It uses the retiring Flower Patch stamp set.  This great bold image stamp set has been a favorite of many for a couple of years.

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Super duper cute!   I'm also sad the Color family designer series paper stacks are retiring. . . but, there is a fabulous replacement on the way!  

Here is the new In Color card I created on the Tips & Tricks video.  Which color scheme do you like better?

  • Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Delightful Dijon, Wild Wasabi
  • Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Fresh Fig

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As I mentioned in my video, the new Annual Catalogs will be available to customers starting in mid May!  If you have ordered over $50 from me in the last 6 months, I will have a catalog mailed to you (local customers please pick up).  If you want to order from me and need a new catalog, send me an email and I will get you on my list!



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Customer Service Announcements

April's Paper Pumpkin kit was amazing!!!!   Refills are now available for $9 each.

Paper Pumpkin, a Sara Thing, #paperpumpkin, #asarathing, #stampinup,, #craftkitinthemail, #stampinupdemo, #diyDid I tell you that this has been my most favorite kit ever!   I love the watercoloring and the acrylic flowers.  Oh and the colors too!   To order these refill kits, sign into your Paper Pumpkin account.  Item # is 144478  If you don't have a Paper Pumpkin subscription (a monthly kit of fun delivered to your home), you can sign up here. For my Paper Pumpkin subscribers. . . . your free tutorials will be emailed to you on May 1!  You will LOVE the ideas I have for you!

Clearance Rack, #clearancerack, #stampinupsaleThe Clearance Rack has been updated!   Whoa!  Some great deals!

  • Tin of Tags project kit from Holiday Catalog - $9.00 (originally $22!)
  • designer series paper stack $4!
  • Glimmer paper $2!


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Biggest Birthday Ever

What a FABULOUS weekend!  Spring is in the air - the weather was awesome and my creative juices were flowing and I got a BUNCH of ideas done!  In fact, the May card buffet menu is already posted! 

image from also celebrated the 1 year adoption of this little gal.  Her name is Prince (long story).  Yes, I adopted her on April 23 last year from a shelter.  She was a puppy then and now is a beautiful 1 human year old companion.  We celebrated by taking a 5 mile walk along the river - she LOVES it.  I can't tell you how many times she would run and jump in.  We also had to go to the Dairy Queen for a bit of ice cream - a favorite treat of hers.

Biggest Birthday Ever, Wish Big Framelits, #biggestbirthdayever, #wishbigframelits, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #birthdaycard, #icecreambirthdaycar, #stampinupdemo, #diy, #handstampedcardsThis is one of the cards for May's card buffet.  It falls into the super cute but quick & easy category.  Who wouldn't have a smile on their face when they received this card?  It even has a cherry on top! 

Check out the May Card Buffet menu here - make your selections!


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