Tipsy Tuesday – Well, Duh

Yes, we are so way overdue for a Tipsy Tuesday Tip. Do you ever hear one of those tips and think, well, duh, why didn’t I think of that? Some of the best tips are the ones that are right in front of your nose, but, it took another genius to come up with it. (You know, like the tip about not running your ceiling fan when you’re playing with glitter, unless you like that overall glow look.)

Stampin’ Up! has always been known for such excellent color coordination (paper matches ink matches ribbon matches eyelets and brads). This year they’ve really stepped it up a notch so that their punches are coordinating even more with their images and accessories. Here are just a few examples:

  • SNOW BLOSSOM PUNCH works with "In the Spotlight" and the "Snowfall" stamp sets
  • THREE FOR YOU PUNCH works with "Punch Pals" (3 poinsettias) and "Sweet Thing" (small flower)
  • STAR PUNCH can be used with the "Sporting", "Labelicious," "Wanted," and other Boho products
  • WORD WINDOW PUNCH – There are 55 sets to use with this punch!

Some smart person at the recent Stampin’ Up! convention came up with this idea.


Make little index cards of each of your Stampin’ Up! punches. I used scrap pieces of paper that I cut down to 4" x 2 3/4" – that was big enough for the biggest punch shape. Then, with my handy-dandy crop-a-dile, I punched a hole in the top of the sheets and put them all together with a binder ring. Now, I have an inventory of all my punch shapes (I love punches). Because it’s on a binder ring, I can add or delete my index sheets as my inventory changes. And, since the stamp images in the catalog are actual size, I can also overlay my index cards to see which punches work well with the individual stamp images. Genius. Wish I’d thought of it.

I color coded my index sheets so that Sky Blue is for circle shapes, Wild Wasabi for square shapes, Purely Pomegranate for miscellaneous shapes like the star, and River Rock for flowers, etc. It took me all of about 30 minutes to make my inventory index cards. Don’t you just love easy tips like this?

Today is my adorable twin sister’s birthday. Well, you know what that means. It’s my birthday, too, and she won’t let me forget it. So she sent me that great card in the picture. Here’s the inside sentiment:


Wha, ha, ha! I about peed in my panties. Yes, that’s me, glitter gas. Buy, that’s because I’ve played with glitter under the fan! That’s my niece’s disclaimer on the bottom: "I am not responsible for the actions of my mother." Here’s a shout out to my adorable sister, and a song in her honor.

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday you crazy loon!
You’re freakin’ 49 years old today . . .
Hey, that’s okay, I am too!

I love you, sis! May all your birthdays be glittery!


Sweet Comments

  1. Sharon Murray says:

    Hey Sweet Old Fart.. Ya done good. Your tips are so original and helpful. I just think this is going to be a fantastic year for the both of us. Hear’s to being freakin 49 – together.
    The Crazy Loon – Your Twin

  2. Oh how very funny. I just love a good ole funny card! Happy Birthday to the both of you!