Healing Hugs

The card today is using the stamp set Healing Hugs.


Materials used:

Highland Heather Cardstock

Whisper White – cut 5″ x 3 3/4″ to stamp and cut out largest stitched oval framelit

Inks: Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Memento Tuxcedo Black

Subtle Embossing Folder; Frosted Clear Epoxy Droplets; Oval Stitched Framelit; Snail tape runner; mini glue dots; stampin’ dimensionals; Whisper White Sheer Ribbon; Big Shot die cut machine: Stampin’ Up Scoreboard; stampin’ Up Paper Trimmer

Steps to make the card:

  • Cut Highland Heather cardstock  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″;  5″ x 3 3/4″  Score at 4 1/4″
  • Run the 5″ x 3 3/4″ piece through the Subtle Embossing Folder using the Big Shot
  • On Whisper White cardstock stamp the rose using Highland Heather ink and the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink and then fussy cut them out
  • Cut out the largest Oval Stitched Framelit also in Whisper White
  • Using Memento Tuxcedo Black ink stamp the saying Get Well Soon on the right hand side of the oval
  • On the embossed piece adhere the stitched oval with snail
  • Put stampin dimensionals on the back of the rose and the leaves and add them to the right side of the oval
  • Make a bow using Whisper White ribbon and adhere using a mini glue dot
  • Add the 3 Frosted epoxy drops on the oval

I hope you have enjoyed making this card today.  You can purchase all the products used today on my shopping page. Remember we are still in Sale-a-bration time till the 31st of March.

You still have time to join my team and get in on the two different ways to join and get more products for your stamping pleasure.  Check out my earlier blog entries to see the good deals.

Remember if you spend less than $150.00 use the hostess code for this month of

F9WDHJ39.  If you spend more than $150.00 you be the hostess and get the Stampin Rewards.

I hope you enjoy my first video on how to make this card.


Basket Raffle items

This is a picture of my Stampin’ Up basket for the Houston Choral Society basket raffle that we had this past Saturday after our Music from the Movies concert. It included a free class for the winner and 5 of their friends, 28 All Occasions cards, two different card kits, and misc. gifts that I make for my craft fairs. The box I got at Tuesday Morning which I think caught their eyes because it wasn’t a basket!


till next time a big Hug!!



Joining my team

Now is the best time to join my team and get this bag to carry all your supplies in.  There are two ways you can join right now.  For $99.00 you will get to choose $175.00 in products.  Another way is spend $129.00 get the bag and also $175.00 in product.  It is a win win for you either way!




Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Time

This is a great time to check out Stampin’ Up products and join my team! The Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs are out now and what great free items you can earn!! For every $50.00 you spend either from the Occasions or Annual Catalog you get to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog!What’s more, there are now two ways to join my team not just one!!

  • Option 1 is for $99.00 you get $175.00 worth of Stampin’ Up products.

Option 2 is $129.00 you get $175.00 in Stampin’ Up products plus the bag that you can see on my Stampin’ Up site. The picture is showing you how your items can fit in it!!

If interested send me a text or go to designsbypennynelson.com and check out my Stampin’ Up site.

Had January Hostess Club gathering last Tuesday night.  Each person used the same materials but designed their own cards.

The stamp set and accompaning dies is Meant to Be   #150587 which is the bundle. We also used the die that goes with Climbing Roses for the message.

If you are in need of catalogs please let me know so I can get them to you.

Supplies used:

Join Paper Pumpkin

I love Paper Pumpkin kits this time of year. Fun, holiday designs and the November kit will give you a solution for your holiday crafting needs. Get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin’s one-Stop Box for holiday paper crafting fun.

When you subscribe by November 10, you’ll receive the specially designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly handmade holiday.

Hard to find time for paper crafting fun during the busy Holiday season? Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin is just what you need. A kit where all the prep work is done for you! And, subscriptions to Paper Pumpkin make great Holiday gifts. Purchase a prepaid code and give them to your crafting friends/ family members as gifts. But you’ll want to give them their gift code now so they can order the special holiday kit by November 10.

Every kit includes:

– an exclusive stamp set that you can use over and over
– at least one classic Stampin’ Spot arrives with every kit
– new subscribers receive a Paper Pumpkin clear block (size D)

Paper Pumpkin is an incredible value! In addition to sending you an exclusive stamp set and ink spot, everything you need to make awesome projects is included. Just grab your scissors and glue. Some months the kits make cards; next month it might be home decor; then gift packaging, and more.

Its flexible. You can order a subscription for one month, 6 months, or 12 months. And you can suspend for a month or cancel at anytime.

Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect for on-the-go crafting.

Heading to the doctor? Grab a kit to put together while sitting in the waiting room. Each monthly project fits in one little box so you can take it anywhere.

Stampin’ Up! shares a video on its Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit, in addition to detailed pictorial guides included in your kit. The YouTube video is published about the time your kit arrives in your mailbox. Don’t care for the projects in your kit? Check out alternative ideas for using your kits on YouTube or Pinterest. You’ll find an active online Paper Pumpkin community who love to share their ideas.

Don’t wait. Order your Paper Pumpkin Kit by November 10 2018. You’ll look forward to your new Paper Pumpkin Kit arriving in your mailbox each month!

Put my name in as your consultant so I will know you have ordered the kit and I can send you a little thank you from me for becoming a Paper Pumpkin subscriber!


Penny Nelson

Craft Fair Time

I’m going to be this coming Sat. at Westland Baptist Church in Katy, TX.  as a vendor showing my Stampin’ Up products and things I have made other than cards. Please come out and see all the new Stampin’ Up products. This is my first time being there so I hope to see a lot of my friends there. I will have a lot of retired stamps and dies you can purchase. You will be able to sign up for classes and also have the opportunity to win a free class for you and 5 of your friends! There will be sign ups to become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber along with signing up to be on my team. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Also, look at the discounts Stampin’ Up if offering for World Card Day.


If you spend $50.00 or more up to $149.99 use this hostess code 3ENYVJXX and receive a free gift from me of  SU pearls.  If you spend $150.00 or more you become the hostess and get the Stampin Rewards.

Till next time,



Join my team!!

Come join my team Designs by Penny!! Looking for a way to meet new people or just be able to get your products at a discount I would love to have you join my team.

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator you’ll teach others how to be creative using high quality stamps, ink, and paper, as well as embellishments, specialized tools, beautiful project kits, and more. We take the guesswork out of coordination so you and your customers can have an amazing crafting experience, no matter your skill level.

Can sharing creativity really be a job? Yes! And you can begin right away. Starter Kits are a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products, and we throw in business supplies and free shipping as an added bonus.

If you would like more information on how you can enjoy a fun experience for not only yourself but others let me know 

Setting a goal to get 3 new team members by end of September, so come join me in helping me to make my goal! You don’t even have to live here to join my team and still get all the perks for being a team member!


New Classes

Hi All,

If you live in the Katy/West Houston area I would love for you to come and join us.

Here’s my new class schedule:
Sept. 6th – Thursday 10:00 am
Sept. 7th – Friday at 7:00 pm
Sept. 9th – Sunday at 2:00 pm

Will be 4 cards for $20.00 or FREE with a $25.00 or more order.

Class using the Notes of Kindness kit to make 20 cards. It will include ink and stamps used for the cards.
Sept. 21st – 7:00 pm
Sept. 22nd – 10:00 am

The cost is $40.00 for the class and I will need this to be prepaid by the 13th of Sept. to give me time to order the kits. The kit can be found on page 7 of the Annual catalog. This also comes with the option to but a card kit refill.

Looking forward to seeing all of you and excited for you to see my new classroom!!


Stampin’ Up Bonus Days!

Hi Everyone,

Where has the summer gone!!  I’m finally back in my house after all the redoing of carpet to laminate, and painting 🙂

I’m ready to start getting back into the groove of classes and posting on my BLOG!!



Color Your Season promotion Blended Seasons bundle just the month of August.

Every $50 you spend August 1-31 (before shipping & tax) earns a $5 coupon code that can be used September 1-30! There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn, so earn away!

For every $50 you spend August 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30, 2018. Learn more about earning and redeeming during Bonus Days by going to my site designsbypennynelson. com.

I also have a hostess code for this month if you spend less than $149.99 which is 4U6NQPWF If you spend more than $150.00 you will become the hostess and receive the Stampin Rewards.


Till next time 🙂