Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday and a giveaway!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday and a giveaway!

We are excited to share Stampin' Up! Inspiration Saturday with you in 2016! Each month our friends from Stampin' Up! will join us to share a creative tutorial showcasing a new product from their catalog! Today we have Artisan Design Team member Sue here to share a brand new Thinlets Dies and stamps bundle AND three ways to use them!

"Good morning! I’m super excited to show off a fun bundle available in the current Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog! The Playful Pals Stamp Set and the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies are designed to create darling little “pals”, but the options available in this bundle are endless!   I want to share with you today three projects to use them in very different ways. 

For my first project, I used the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies only with Designer Series Paper and a few accessories to create these adorable Pals!   I simply die cut the pyramid box using Shine On Specialty paper and applied adhesive to create the box.  I also die cut other (legs, eyes, ears, etc.) and added them; and then I then grabbed some embellishments to finish my Pals…or in this case my Gal Pals!




For my second project I combined the stamps and dies to make tags for Easter treat bags.  Using VersaMark ink I stamped the images needed to create a bunny face on a black cardstock tag and heat embossed the images with white embossing powder.  I also smudged the tag with a bit of white craft ink to create a chalkboard look.  I repeated those steps with the small bow/bow tie image and die and added them to the tags.  Then I simply added a sentiment to each tag and attached the tags to the mini treat bags.



For my final project I used only the smallest open triangle die in the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies set to cut Whisper White Thick Cardstock to get six triangles.  I placed them on a white note card in an interesting pattern and used VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder to add an image and a sentiment.  



Check out page 44 of the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog for more Pals inspiration!  Without a doubt you’ll find the Playful Pals Stamp Set and Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies Bundle perfect…for tons of creative fun… for any need or style!"  ~  Sue

 Thank you so much Sue for sharing this fun bundle and some great versatile ways to use it! Our friends at Stampin' Up! are always so generous and would love to share this bundle with one lucky reader! 

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For an opportunity to win this Playful Pals Bundle, be sure to leave a comment below by February 29th! Good luck!

Last month our friends at Stampin' Up! offered the beautiful Sunburst dies and stamps to one lucky reader…

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And the winner is…

I use the Stampin' Mist stamping cleaner every time I stamp – I was a dem in the 90's and have never used anything else BUT that cleaner : ) Oh and an ancient bone folder ~ Christi  Posted by: Christi Conley | January 03, 2016 at 03:28 PM

Congratulations Christi! Please send your mailing information to us at and put "Stampin Up! winner in your reference line. 


Thank you again for joining us today! Enjoy a creative Saturday! 

~  Catherine

2016-01-30T08:05:16+00:00January 30th, 2016|Stampin' Up! Saturday|


  1. Lynn Gauthier January 30, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Cute little animal boxes, adorable tags and the plane is out of this world amazing. Love you you pieced it with the triangles. Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. Janet Cobb January 30, 2016 at 9:27 am

    The boxes and treat bags are adorable…but I am awe over the plane! I love what you did with the triangles!

  3. Marlene O January 30, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I love making boxes for little treats for the grandkids and this die would be perfect as it could be decorated in so many different ways.

  4. Jean Marmo January 30, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Aren’t these the cutest?!? Fantastic cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Annette Allen January 30, 2016 at 9:39 am

    those little boxes are SO CUTE.. what a fun post.. thanks for sharing

  6. Amy Cooley January 30, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for showing how versatile these products can be! All of your projects are wonderful!

  7. Denise Coulter January 30, 2016 at 9:46 am

    What an Awesome die set! It would mama,e making children’s treat bags so easy! ?

  8. Pam Young January 30, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I love this set and would love to be the recipient!! Those boxes are so stinkin cute!!

  9. MaryAnn N January 30, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Cute projects. Thanks for the inspiration

  10. Tammy paul January 30, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Very neat die set. Could have lots of uses. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win

  11. Bevb January 30, 2016 at 10:01 am

    What a fun cute project this looks like and the giveaway is awesome and would make this project a cinch for anyone….even me. I have 2 small grandchildren and know that these adorable boxes would be a hit. Thanks for this chance to win this giveaway.

  12. Kimberli Bean January 30, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Great projects!!

  13. Sue D January 30, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Fabulous projects made with this bundle!

  14. Joan January 30, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I am a big fan of Stampin Up products looking forward to trying these great ideas. Thanks for all your support.

  15. Maye M.L. January 30, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Very creative kit, it would be so much fun to play with it. Have not had the opportunity to keep up with SU products in some time. Thanks for introducing new products. Cheers!

  16. Leslie McGhee January 30, 2016 at 10:38 am

    What great products and ideas. Thanks.

  17. Tara W January 30, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Love the plane card!! Always great ideas!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Mary Holshouser January 30, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I’ve used both of these dies and stamps.
    Love them.
    Thanks for more ideas for using them.
    If I win these my daughter will be the recipient.

  19. Gramma Dee January 30, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Those playful pals look like a hoot to create and to give! I am sure my grandkids would LOVE them!

  20. lisa808 January 30, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Cute boxes.

  21. Debbie Peysen January 30, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Awesome triangles. Lately I just love triangles, dies or stamps. The bags are so cool. The boxs are unique. Thanks so much

  22. Donna Sue January 30, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Adorable boxes and cute bunny bags!

  23. Chris Baker Cox January 30, 2016 at 11:23 am

    These are awesome!! Love the bags!

  24. Kelly A. Crowl January 30, 2016 at 11:32 am

    awesome examples!

  25. Karen Carvell January 30, 2016 at 11:44 am

    What a versatile set! Such great examples.Love the bunny bags!

  26. Linda Tupper January 30, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Ohh those boxes are just simple adorable, as are the treat bags! How so perfect to make these for Easter. I’d love to make them. Awesome stamp and die set! Thanks so much for the chance to win these.

  27. Cindy Pearce January 30, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I love these projects! The bunny bags are so cute!

  28. barb macaskill January 30, 2016 at 11:59 am

    What a fun and versatile set of dies! So glad you showed three ways to use them! I am in love with your airplane card!! Would love to win these to create with! I know my 3 year old granddaughter would love the Pyramid box animals! We could create a whole zoo of animals for her to play with! She has such a vivid imagination that I am sure she would come up with some crazy animals. Thanks for the chance to win these and Congratulations to Christi on winning the Sunburst stamps and dies! Enjoy your goodies!

  29. Amber M. January 30, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I have been eyeing up the Playful Pals bundle since the new catalogue came out … those critters are adorable!!! Thanks for the inspiration and for showing both intended and other interesting ways to use the products. Love, Love, LOVE Stampin’ Up!!!

  30. Tona January 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Those little boxes are so cute & I love the way you used the triangles on a card too. That’s quite a versatile die set.

  31. Alma D January 30, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    What a fun stamp set. Love sending smiles on the mail.

  32. Heather H. January 30, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    The pyramid pals and the Easter bags are adorable!! Love how sophisticated the airplane card looks with that technique. I’d love to win this bundle!! So fabulous!!!

  33. Carol Lucas January 30, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win these adorable set. I know my grandkids would love helping me use it.

  34. Janice B January 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Adorable Easter gift bags.

  35. Janet Sisk January 30, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    What cute projects! Love the critter bags! I would love to win this great bundle from Stampin’ Up. Thanks for the chance!

  36. Charlotte January 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Love all of Stampin’ Up products and especially the unique boxes and treats that can be made from this Playful Pals Bundle. The airplane card is so simple yet so amazing! I would love to win this set to use with my senior center card making class and watch them create all sorts of cute boxes and treats for their Grandchildren

  37. Kim Innis January 30, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    The box animal projects are so cute. The tags are VERY creative, and the card is STUNNING!

  38. Dana January 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Fabulous projects! Creative use of this bundle

  39. Birgit January 30, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    These little treat boxes are so adorable!! What a fun way to pack a treat!!

  40. Suzi Metcalfe January 30, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I’m overdue making favors for some of my doctors’ offices. These would be perfect!

  41. jengd January 30, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Cute stuff! We used this set the other night at an SU club meeting and made some adorable frog boxes. I’d love to have the bundle to make these for myself. Thanks for the chance!

  42. Tami B January 30, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I love making boxes and these are so cute!

  43. Chris Cross January 30, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    I love giveaways! And this is a great one! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Carla Hundley January 30, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    How darling these
    gal pals are! Look
    fun to make.
    Carla from Utah

  45. Carla Hundley January 30, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    How darling these
    gal pals are! Look
    fun to make.
    Carla from Utah

  46. Debbi Vasel January 30, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    What a versatile set! Can make so many different unique items. Well done!

  47. Jane Z. January 30, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Such cute projects! Love the stamps and dies! SU has such great products…who wouldn’t want them all! Thanks for sharing the awesome airplane card! Love it!!! 🙂

  48. Gabriella January 30, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    What a cute project, thanks for sharing

  49. Linda E January 30, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Love this set! Thanks for the chance!

  50. Robin Buchholz January 30, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    What a cute stamp and die set! I love the prjoects that were made with them. Thanks for the giveaway.

  51. Evie W January 30, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win Stampin Up products! Luv Stampin UP!

  52. Carmen N January 30, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Those “pals” are adorable and would make great little gifts for my daughter’s classmates!

  53. Nina Oelke January 31, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Such cute little projects. I have been a fan of Stampin’ Up for many years now. I love the fact that they now have thinlits to go with their stamps 🙂

  54. Lynne in NI January 31, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Wow, great projects! Especially love the airplane card!

  55. bette January 31, 2016 at 5:23 am

    A winner, no doubt!

  56. Sandy Ross January 31, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Fabulous little projects…the kids and adults alike would love them. Adorable!!!

  57. Janice January 31, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Adorable projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

  58. Rebecca Yahrling January 31, 2016 at 9:24 am

    What a fun, fun bundle! Love your cow box – too cute! And the bunny tags are adorable (& Easter is right around the corner!).

  59. theCook January 31, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Those pyramid pals are fun!

  60. Alexandra Meffert January 31, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I just saw these at my Stampin Up card class! The possibilities are endless, they are so adorable! Thank you for the chance to win!

  61. Karen Lingel January 31, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Oooh, I hope you can make the box into a chicken — my nephew loooovvveees chickens. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  62. Heather Arsenault January 31, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    What fun ideas! I really like the mini treat bags with the animal chalkboard faces.

  63. Vianna January 31, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Love all the creativity inspired by triangles – my kind of shape.

  64. Kendra January 31, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    How cute are those dies! What a fun idea.

  65. Fay Jeffcoate January 31, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    What a fun bundle! I would love to be able to create some critters for my grandchildren and friends!
    Thank you Stampin’Up and SCT for the chance to win!

  66. Carey Nusbaum January 31, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Cute boxes! There is such versatility with this set! The possibilities are endless! Thanks for the opportunity to win and for the inspiration!

  67. lisascreativeniche January 31, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    These are awesome! LOVE the sunshine die!

  68. Manda January 31, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I love the Gal Pals – so cute!

  69. Memoriesbymanda January 31, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Adorable pyramid boxes. How have I missed seeing this product in the catalog. I better go take another look!

  70. Maureen January 31, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    What an adorable set! I know that my kids would love to receive these…or even give these out with treats in them!

  71. Sandy January 31, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Great projects!

  72. Karen Lai February 1, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Oh my super cute treat boxes!

  73. Arianna Barbara February 1, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Wow! I love all of these projects!!!! Beautiful!!!!

  74. Dorina D February 1, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Oh my goodness!!! This has to be the cutest die/stamp set ever. Love the versatility shown with this set. A definite MUST HAVE. Every Christmas I make special treat bags/boxes for socks and these would be so perfect for that as well as Easter, Valentines, Halloween and more. Love this set.

  75. Jenny Kozar February 1, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    You have shared so many awesome ideas here! thanks for the inspiration.

  76. Laurie Black February 1, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    What a darling set! So versatile, too.

  77. Carrie February 1, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I have never used Stampin Up products, but they are all so cute! I love the dies.

  78. Carolyn Winne February 1, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    the boxes and pets are so cute 🙂

  79. Lisa Cuevas February 1, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    This set like so much fun to use and design with for cards. I can’t wait to try it out!

  80. Angela A February 1, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    What great inspiration! The playful pals set is super cute! Love stampin up!

  81. Beth Williams February 2, 2016 at 1:58 am

    I love making boxes and the Pyramid Pals are adorable. I can see myself making them to put out around the house just to make my smile!

  82. PamB February 2, 2016 at 3:45 am

    Thank you so much for sharing all these great ideas! My creative gears are moving cant wait to see what I can come up with too
    Ive taken some time off and now Im ready to get started crafting again
    keep the ideas coming

  83. Lorna February 2, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Just got into Stampin’ up. These ideas sure make me smile.

  84. D.Ann C February 2, 2016 at 10:19 am

    These are too stinkin’ cute!!

  85. KT Fit Kitty February 2, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    These are so adorable! I love animals! The little bags are so sweet! I like the other projects too!

  86. Laura February 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    love the versatility of this set! such great projects!

  87. Tonya Dull February 2, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Cute projects! I am in love with the little frog legs. Adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

  88. Maria Miller February 2, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Love the cute and adorable adaptations for the set!

  89. Deborah Smart February 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    The bunny tags are adorable, and I get such a kick out of the animal pyramid boxes! Perfect for treats at a kids party 🙂

  90. Sweet April February 2, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Lovely projects,so cute,sweet,special! Love that marvelous giveaway!

  91. Crafty Math Chick February 2, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Oh I just love this Pyramid Pals set! Did you see the puppy they created in the catalog? ADORBS! I love your sweet little cow too – those ears! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  92. Crafty Violet February 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Very interesting set and very creative projects. I would love to have a try experimenting with it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  93. Cara Feeney February 2, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    These are so stinkin’ cute!

  94. judy February 2, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    What great projects. Stampin’ Up is my “go to” company. I’m a Girl Guide leader and the boxes would be fabulous for my Sparks (5 and 6 year old girls). Looking forward to seeing my name in the “winners circle”.

  95. Shannon February 2, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Love Stampin’ Up products and these set is sure to be another winner. thank you for the chance to win these!!

  96. Mary Ondic February 2, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    This is a really cute set so many possibilities

  97. Pam Kubala February 3, 2016 at 1:47 am

    What a lovely prize! I love the Pyramid Pals thinlets and the Easter treat bags are really darling. Thanks for offering a great prize.

  98. Lara read February 3, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Adorable! Looking forward to Saturday! Thanks for sharing!

  99. Paige February 3, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Too cute! I think my kids would really love giving those pals as Valentine gifts for their friends.

  100. Lucy February 3, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    What great ideas! Love the little triangle boxes – too cute 🙂

  101. Judy February 3, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Very sweet projects for Valentine’s day or birthdays also. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  102. Ann February 3, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    great examples 🙂 they would be lots of fun to make & share 🙂

  103. Laura Gauthier Turcotte February 3, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    wow—that set looks awesome!!

  104. Sandy Chamberlain February 4, 2016 at 6:59 am

    So cute!!

  105. Mary Hicken February 4, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I saw these cute little critters on Pinterest, and thought they’d make a great addition to things I make for the kindergarten kids I work with at school. I’d love to win this set for my birthday on February 29th.

  106. SuzanD February 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    These make the cutest party favours.

  107. Helen Van Daalen February 4, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    What a cute bundle! It would be perfect for making Easter treats.

  108. Lisa February 5, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Great ideas for this set. I would love to have a play! Lisa

  109. Ava Gavloski February 5, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    the thinlet dies are cute…………. thanks for the inspirational projects!!! whoo wooo

  110. Denise Bryant February 5, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Such fun ideas! Always very innovative products from Stampin’ Up! Love the samples!

  111. Katherine Buchanan February 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    It’s such a lovely kit! Thanks for sharing this!

  112. Charmaine February 5, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    The Playful Pals Stamp Set and Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies Bundle was the thing that made the top of MY WANT List when I read browsed through the catalogue. Don’t know if I can wait until Feb 29th….

  113. Lynda James February 5, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    This is an amazing use for these dies and stamps.
    I have looked at them in the catalog and wondered what to do with
    these. Would love to win these so I could try some of the lovely
    items shown above. Thanks Stampin’ Up! for sharing creativity and
    for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize.

  114. shartl February 6, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I have two little girls who would LOVE it if I won this bundle. Party favors, holiday favors, table decorations etc….it would be loads of fun!

  115. terriavidreader February 6, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win. Looks like could be used in a variety of ways, and that’s what I like best!

  116. KellyL February 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Love the cards!

  117. Charlene Becker February 8, 2016 at 11:44 am

    So creative and verstile!! I love this set, it’s so cute, and I don’t have it yet!

  118. Kim February 8, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Very cute projects! Thank you for the chance to win!

  119. Sze Kaye February 10, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Such fun projects!:)

  120. Sherisse A. February 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

    The pyramid pals are super adorable!!!

  121. Rissa Aw February 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I’m in love with these eye candy!!

  122. Cara Stone February 10, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Such cute creations!!!

  123. Freyah Li February 10, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!:)

  124. Beverly Jordan February 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    So many clever ways to use this one dynamic set!! I loved the card the best because the triangles really did add interest and was so unique! Thank you for the idea!

  125. Therese H February 26, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Cute! So many things to make. Love it!

  126. jennifer reynard March 11, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Oh my gosh, you could build a zoo or a farm with all of those neat shapes! Would love to win and make that adorable frog and pig! Well done!

  127. Roberta Denham March 26, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Those are such cute little treat boxes. My grandchildren would love them!

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