Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday and a giveaway!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday and a giveaway!

"Hello friends! I am so excited to share a few fun projects using the Moments Like These Card Collection and Accessory Pack and a few new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Idea Book & Catalog. I’m a huge Project Life fan and my albums are being filled with tons of precious memories. While Project Life has a traditional way of using it, I love to explore other ways I can use these fun products.

One of my favorite handmade gifts to give to my friends is a mini album of our time spent together since we all live miles apart.  Not only was this album fun to create, it was fun to remember all the fun we’ve had creating these memories together.   

Photo 1

I started this Mini Album using two pieces of Kraft cardstock (133674) 12 x 4”.  The cardstock was then scored every 4”, accordion folded and the two pieces of Kraft cardstock were glued together end to end to make one long accordion fold. Once the base of the album was made, it was time to embellish. 

Photo 2

While most of the album was created using the Moments Like These Card Collection & Accessory Pack, I added a few more products to embellish the book.  

  • Painter’s Palette stamp set #141657 for the front page of the book.
  • Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper #141648 used as 4 x 4 panels throughout the book.
  • Layering Squares Framelits #141708
  • Hearth & Home Thinlits #139666

Photo 3

All of the photos used in the album are 2 x 3 in size and changed to Black & White for a consistent look throughout the book. Tabs were created using the Hearth & Home Thinlits on pocket pages giving me more room for photos in the mini album. 


Many of the titles I used for the pages were created by cutting words from the Project Life cards. 


For the back of my book I used a 4 x 4 Project Life card and the words summarized my entire book.  Hooray for everyday moments! 

Another great use of Project Life cards by Stampin’ Up! is creating quick and simple cards.

Photo 6

Snuggled inside the Moments Like These Project Life Accessory Pack are these fun 2 x 2 cards.  They are a mix of words and patterns and worked perfectly to create this 4 panel card with only a few accessories added including the sweet heart sticker- Lovely! 

Photo 7

Another quick card I created used a 4 x 6 Project Life card that I cut down to 4 x 5-1/4 and layered onto another piece of cardstock. The words were embossed using White Embossing Powder onto Basic Black Cardstock using the Crazy About You stamp set.  I loved that I was able to create my own greeting for this simple card. 

Whether you are scrapbooking or want to create cards, Project Life by Stampin’ Up! can make the process seamless when creating.  Thank you so much for letting me share a little of my creativity with you." 

~ Kimberly Van Diepen  - Artisan Design Team, 2015-16

Thank you so much Kimberly for sharing the versatility of Project Life by Stampin' Up! through these great projects! We too love the Moments Like These Project Life cards and accessories! Of course, our sweet friends at Stampin' Up! would love to share both of these items with one lucky reader too…

Moments Accessory Pack

Moments Card pack

If you would like an opportunity to win the Moments Like These Project Life collection, be sure to leave a comment below. Want a little bonus? Follow this link to the Stampin' Up! Product Suites and tell us which is your favourite! Hands down I can tell you I have a favourite one! Please leave your comment by June 30th! Good luck!

Last month our friends at Stampin' Up! offered a the Party with Cake clear mount stamps for one lucky reader. The winner is…

Party with Cake Bundle SU

Love the cards, I am starting to build a nice collection of stampin up dies to make cards and this would be a great addition! HIP HIP HOORAY 🙂 Posted by: Debbie Rollins | May 14, 2016 at 10:11 PM

Congratulations Debbie! Be sure to send us your address and telephone number to and put "Stampin' Up! winner" in your reference line.

Thank you for joining us today and thank you again to Kimberly for these great projects! Have a wonderful weekend and remember to mark your calendars for this Friday's release of our brand new summer issue! We are excited to share it with you!

~ Catherine

2016-06-11T10:10:01-04:00June 11th, 2016|Giveaways, Stampin' Up! Saturday|


  1. Tammy Lever June 11, 2016 at 11:01 am

    OMG! I just got my new catalogue and my wish list is like 3 pages long! The top of that list is the Swirly Birds bundle! I’ve been seeing it all over Pinterest and I know I need to have it!
    I loved your cards with the PL cards! I have so many of those PL cards I wasn’t sure I’d be able to use them up. Honestly never even thought of that but will definitely be doing it now!

  2. lisa808 June 11, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I love making mini albums. tfs your fun album.

  3. Marge Guthrie June 11, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I would LOVE to make a moments like these album – especially since I have SO many “moments like these” spent with my twin grandchildren! This album is SO cool, and the materials are gorgeous!

  4. Alma D June 11, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Each new SU amazes me. Thanks for the giveaway! Thanks for always inspiring us.

  5. barb macaskill June 11, 2016 at 11:32 am

    LOVE the Painter’s Palette! I have a friend who could really use a pick me up this time of year and I would make her a Mini Album of her family including their 7 year old son, Joseph, who left us too early in May 2003! He truly was an Angel on Earth and he is missed every day!

  6. Denise Turner June 11, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Love this collection and especially the dies. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Jean Marmo June 11, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    So very cute! Love the colors! We just got back from a week long family vacation. I need to get started scrapping those photos and memories!

  8. jennifer reynard June 11, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Love all these cool ideas and new inspiration! Would love to win as I just love Stampin Up!

  9. MaryAnn N June 11, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Wonderful collection
    Thanks for the inspiration

  10. Tona June 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    What a great mini & giveaway!
    I love the tree framelits in the foxy suite.

  11. Deborah Rikard June 11, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I have a friend who has been my best friend since we were 14, we are 61 now, and I would love this kit to make her a mini album. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Nita K. June 11, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    This is a really great set!

  13. Misty Murphy June 11, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I’ve been perusing my new catalog and somehow I missed the Playful Palette stamp set. That is certainly my favorite of the suite products.

  14. Amy Cooley June 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for showing how to use Project Life in different ways. Your mini album is so sweet. All of the suites from Stampin’ Up are amazing, but I think Pops of Pink is my favorite.

  15. Mary Holshouser June 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Since it’s summer – the fruit stand would be a great suite to
    have right now.
    Christmas is always a favorite – it was hard to pass it up.

  16. Helen Van Daalen June 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I like the foxy suite. The punch is cute. SU demonstrators are very talented. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Janice B June 11, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    What I great idea and wonderful gift for a special friend. Thanks for sharing.

  18. LC June 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    How versatile is the Moments Like These Project Life collection!?! It’s always fun to see products used in creative ways. My favorite Product Suite has to be Irresistibly Floral. I especially love the accompanying large flower dies. So pretty!

  19. Linsey June 11, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Yah, pretty much love and want everything from the new SU! catty!!! Amongst my faves—the entire Pop Of Pink suite–I’m in love with the color combo with pops of gold and blk/white along with the pretty pineapples and fabulous flamingos–oh, so much summery awesomeness!!! And this Moments Like These Project Life collection is so lovely and I see much versatility with it!! Thanks for another super inspiring post!! Cheers!!

  20. Sue D June 11, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Fabulous album. My favorite Product Suite is A little Foxy.

  21. Dawn Skene June 11, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Wonderful mini album! Thanks for the chance to win the Project Life items! I always love anything Christmas, but I think my favorite Product Suite is Floral Boutique. They all look great!

  22. Kimberli Bean June 11, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Love that Project Life collection, such fun colors! And it’s so hard to pick a favorite but I guess Blooms & Bliss, they’re all so great!!

  23. theCook June 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Absolutely love the mini album!

  24. theCook June 11, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    My favorite product suite is A Little Foxy, closely followed by This Christmas.

  25. Lynn Ekstrom June 11, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I love the mini album. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Chris Cross June 11, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Dies are always a favorite for me!!

  27. Manda June 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    What a fabulous mini album! I love the different ways it folds out and the pinks and gold! I think By the Shore would be my favourite Product Suite – love the beach and swimming!

  28. BunnyD June 11, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    What a great album design. Love the colours! Great use of the PL cards for greeting cards also.
    I love lots of the Stampin’ Up suites but I think my favourite is By the Shore.

  29. Sandy June 11, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    What a generous gift from Stampin Up! Some really cool ideas with their goodies! That would be fun!
    Thanks for the generosity for whoever the lucky person is!

  30. Maye M.L. June 11, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    This mini album is absolutely precious. What a way to honor friendship and love. Grand kit by SU. Cheers.

  31. super stick chick June 11, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Love this collection. My favorite is the wood embellishments.

  32. Debbie Rollins June 11, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Stampin Up project life kits and accessories are so adorable! Love the colours used in this little album – so much fun!! Thanks for teaming up with Scrapbook and Cards to offer such generous prizes 🙂

  33. Debbie Rollins June 11, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Oops forgot to tell you my favourite PS. – that would be A Little Foxy – so cute!!

  34. Janet Sisk June 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Love your mini album! So fun. As for my fave of the product suites, it has to be “This Christmas”. I know it’s a little early, but I am always want new products to use for my Christmas cards every year. This one looks like a winner! Thanks for the chance to win, too. 😀

  35. Mel H June 11, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Love the floral blooms suite. The stamps and dies are perfect.

  36. Theresa Riggs June 11, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    The album is gorgeous and I love the card! Thanks for sharing. The Project Life collections look really great!

  37. Kelly Massman June 11, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    great album. love the colors!

  38. Cynthia B. June 11, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Wonderful set – love the mini album! Another great Project Life collection – so many goodies! Thanks for the chance.

  39. Mel June 11, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    what a great gift away! I love the embellishments and can think of how to use this set for my next project!
    I love the colours of the Fruit Stand series! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  40. Cynthia B. June 11, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Hard choice for the favorite Stampin Up suite! The colors of Affectionately Yours are my favorite, and the stamps and dies for Serene Scenery are my favorite! 🙂

  41. Nina June 11, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    that mini album is so darned adorable 🙂

  42. Taunya Butler June 12, 2016 at 12:13 am

    This is awesome – I love how cool this mini album is!!

  43. Elisabeth B June 12, 2016 at 12:43 am

    What an inspìring mini album. Would love to win this collection to give it a try.

  44. Margaret R June 12, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I just love the little 2×2 cards – they would be handy in so many places! And the colors and designs in this collection are just great!

  45. Margaret R June 12, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Forgot to say that my favorite of the Product Suites is By the Shore – since I live by the shore!

  46. Lynne in NI June 12, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Wow, fab project! Great giveaway too!

  47. Gabriella June 12, 2016 at 7:05 am

    That die is just awesome. Love that it is elegant yet could still be used for a kids card. What a useful die to add to your collection

  48. Melinda Wilson June 12, 2016 at 11:16 am

    This is such a cute album and I would love to win!!

  49. Cheryl Schuessler June 12, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I love Stampin’ Up and Project Life…such wonderful products. This is an awesome mini album idea.

  50. Helen Gullett June 12, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Wow! Fabulius mini album! Love the idea and the giveaway 🙂 Thank YOU!

  51. Joann H June 12, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Love this album

  52. Amber M. June 12, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Really cute projects! Stampin’ Up! Is easily one of my top three favourite companies in the paper crafting industry. I am SO EXCITED to get my hands on the new catalogue!!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win some awesome kits!

  53. Indy June 12, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    What a fabulous mini album! Love the colors and designs!

  54. Marjorie Pinne June 13, 2016 at 1:01 am

    What a fun project! I love that mini album! Would love to win that project life giveaway and use it try to make one of those albums. Thanks for the opportunity!

  55. Mai June 13, 2016 at 1:14 am

    What a fun mini-album. Love the contrast of black and white with the funny photos and the pops of color. Thanks for the chance!

  56. Tara W June 13, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  57. Angela A June 13, 2016 at 8:34 am

    What an adorable album! I really love the “affectionately yours” suite! The colors in it are some of my favorites!

  58. Becca Yahrling June 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I have been wanting to do a mini album of my parents – this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

  59. Shannon June 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Stampin’Up does it again! I just had a quick peek at the new catalogue; it is chock full of beautiful products again. I love the simplicity of the mini album and the Moments Like These project life pack is so perfect for it. Would love to win this!! Thanks SU!
    I would have to say that my favorite product suite is This Christmas.

  60. heather W June 13, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I am in the process of creating an album for my friend’s 50th birthday next year and the mini album is really great- would love to win this for her album.

  61. Anastasia M. June 13, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I love mini albums, this one is so cute.
    Ps. they all look great, but POP OF PINK is the most eye-catching.

  62. Maria Miller June 13, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Beautiful! 🙂

  63. Wendy Orme June 13, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I love A Little Foxy…so cute!

  64. Irma June 13, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Love how Stampin Up is giving us so many more options! I have always loved the stamp sets and ink now this set would be an awesome addition for quick cards & loved the mini album!

  65. Kendra June 14, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    So many choices! But I love Floral Boutique. It’s so beautiful.

  66. ava gavloski June 14, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I like that pop of pink suite… Although many are really rock’in it

  67. Carmen N June 14, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I like the IRRESISTIBLY FLORAL set

  68. Valerie Breingan June 15, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Such a hard choice.Irresistibly Floral is so very Beautiful. I’m in love with the versatility.

  69. Denise Bryant June 15, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Looks like a fabulous collection! My favorite product suite is A Little Foxy! I am partial to foxes… had a stuffed animal fox when I was growing up that I took everywhere with me!

  70. Beverly Jordan June 15, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    SU is always on the cutting edge and have the best products!! That’s why I just love buying them!! My fav’ is “Pop of Pink” because I would love to make party favors with the Pineapple and gorgeous Pink Flamingo for my daughter’s 21st birthday!!! Can you see all the ideas with just the drinks alone??? Love it!

  71. HeatherH June 15, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Great project. I enjoy mixing project life pages in with my traditional scrapbook pages or using the cards on other pages. In terms of the product suites, it’s hard to choose but I would say the Thankful Thoughts one because I really like the new in colours.

  72. Sheila H June 15, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    I’m loving A Little Foxy. That’s my kind of stamp set. Cute, fun and versatile.

  73. Pam Kubala June 16, 2016 at 2:14 am

    What a generous prize. Thank you Stampim Up. The colours are gorgeous. My favourite of the ‘moments like these’ project life collection is the ‘pop of pink’. Thanks for offering such a nice prize.

  74. Barbara Slater June 16, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I love the Floral Thinlits and the whole Floral Boutique suite!

  75. elly b. June 16, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Irresistibly floral is my favourite!!!!
    I would love to win it … my passion is flowers.

  76. Terri Burson June 16, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Holy smokes, I’m loving the Poppin Pink Suites collection! Flamingos and pineapples? YES!

  77. Leanne S June 17, 2016 at 3:36 am

    Beautiful mini album. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love the irresistibly floral suite.

  78. Janet June 17, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Love the mini album idea!

  79. Cara Feeney June 18, 2016 at 7:06 am

    I love all the project inspiration. Now I just need to find the time to get some cards and albums done!

  80. Janet Swofford June 18, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I love Kimberly’s mini album! Love the black/white with pops of pink color scheme! Kimberly is a rock star! I have followed her blog for years!
    The new Stampin’Up product suites are awesome! Floral Boutique and Irresistibly Floral are tied for my favorite! They are both a wow and definitely on the top of my wishlist!!!

  81. Giorgia Rossini June 18, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for the chance to win

  82. Jeanette Y June 18, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Love how you added more pages for the mini album!! Will have to remember this for my next album!!
    thanks for the chance to win!

  83. Cheryl June 18, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I love it all, especially the stamp and die sets.

  84. Karen June 20, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    This mini album is great. You are so creative and definitely create a spark in me to make one. Thanks!

  85. Cheryl June 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Very neat album – love the colour scheme.

  86. Katherine Wallis June 21, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I think my favourite is the Irresistibly Floral, but it was close … so many of them are fabulous! Would love to win this – I love Stampin’ Up products.

  87. Cindy P. June 22, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I love the mini-album. Thanks for a chance to win such fabulous product suites. My favourite product suite is Christmas. The best time of the year! I frequently make Christmas items during the summer months for my church bazaar.

  88. Heather Arsenault June 22, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Awesome projects as always Kimberley! You’ve shown the versatility of this PL kit. Love it!

  89. Karen Carvell June 24, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Love this album. So hard to choose a favorite from the new catty….so many great products, but for me it’s the swirly bird…so versatile!

  90. Sheri Waddell June 28, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I LOVE the A Little Foxy set!

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