Does your workspace get overwhelmed with little bits of beauty that are too pretty to toss? I finally spent a couple of hours cleaning off my workspace and ended up with 4 fast cards from the pieces and parts lying on and under my desk. And my space is now clean, not sticky, and ready for another mess!

Lots of butterflies. LOL!

Here is a manageable pile that I found scattered around my workspace from previous projects completed or abandoned. I decided to challenge myself to make some cards.

My parameters were

  • do not create new pieces and parts (frames and sentiments were ok!)
  • use any stamp set that I can easily reach (no digging in boxes set aside to sell)
  • use only backgrounds that I had in my trash tray of backgrounds and large die-cuts
  • embossing folders could be used (because who doesn’t like texture?)

And here are the 4 fast cards created while cleaning off my workspace.

Does this inspire you to use those abandoned pieces and parts from your workspace or trash tray? I hope so. I would love to see your creations. Please feel free to post your Stampin’ Up! projects on my Facebook page Murray Stamps.

These cards came together pretty quickly. I may have to spend some time cleaning my workspace and creating cards from the bits more often.

What’s NEW at Stampin’ Up!


Kits are a perfect way to introduce paper crafting. They are portable and include everything you need to be successful and creative. Here are  2 kits that I think are absolutely fabulous. Perfect for birthday gifts, crafting with family/friends, and great rainy day projects.


The Nourish & Flourish Kit is made of your spring picnic dreams. With a deliciously bright color palette, you’ll love creating the springtime cards while knowing your crafting is making a difference! 

  • Kit includes 9 embossed card bases—3 each in 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Includes sticker sheets, die cuts, and die-cut labels
  • Includes an insulated 9″ x 6-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ (22.9 x 16.5 x 15.9 cm) lunch bag
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce


This is my favorite. Make a Memory Notebook of camp, vacation, and backyard fun with family & friends. NOTE: My granddaughters made a little Memory Notebook of the fun they had with my daughter over the past 2 years and gave it to her for Stepmother’s Day. Brought tears to my eyes at their thoughtfulness. You will need several of these kits.


Kit Includes:

  • one 8-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (21.6 x 13.3 cm) kraft notebook
  • sticker sheets, washi tape, and printed cards to decorate with
  • the exclusive Love This Photopolymer Stamp Set and a Parakeet Party Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive to help finish your project
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Parakeet Party, Pumpkin Pie, Tahitian Tide


The entire month of June 2022, the Kits Collection will be having a sale! Buy one kit and get the second kit 50% off—this is the perfect time to stock up on summer fun projects and birthday gifts for friends and family! Kits are all-inclusive projects and make great creative gifts.

Here is the link to SHOP for Stampin’ Up! EXCLUSIVE KITS. These are not in any catalog. ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE.

Here is a QUICK VIEW of the other KITS in the COLLECTION

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