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Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek
Watertown, WI
Lyssa is a blessed and blissful "stamp at home mom" of two adorable kids and wife to the best husband on the planet. A 10+ year demonstrator for Stampin' Up, she loves Jesus, world travel, black & white movies, her Keurig, decorating for any kind of party, and Doctor Who.
Interests: Stampin' Up Awards: 12-time Incentive Trip Achiever: 2009-2020 Top 100 Demonstrator of the Year: 2011-15 Global Top 100 Demo of the Year 2017-19 #23 United States Demonstrator Overall 2019 Stampin' Success Magazine Featured Artist: October 2010 Advisory Board Member: 2013-2014 Regional Conference Presenter: 2010, 2012, 2014 National Leadership Conference Presenter: 2010, 2013, 2014 National Convention Presenter: 2011, 2012, 2015 Heart of Stampin' Up Award Recipient 2019
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"Ready to Make It?" cards from Song of My Heart Stampers are designed to be created with limited supplies, in 15 minutes or less. All supplies available from Stampin' Up! Try one today! #simplestamping Supplies: In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set [154380] (greeting) Pierced Blooms Dies [154312] (die cut leaf and bow) Flower & Field 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [155223] Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock [159229] (card base) Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [121045] (scraps) Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [153079] (scraps) Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad [153118] Mini Stampin' Dimensionals [144108] If you... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
I've got a great little gift box that's perfect for 6-10 handmade cards and envelopes. Your friends and co-workers will LOVE receiving such a thoughtful and USEFUL gift! Grab your prettiest papers and a couple sheets of coordinating cardstock, and let's play! Quick Measurements: 1 piece 8.5 x 9 inches cardstock, score at 1, 2, 6.5 and 7.5 inches on the long side and 2 & 3 inches on the short side (body of box) 1 piece 2 x 5.25 inches cardstock, score at 1/4 inch from both ends (envelope holder) 1 piece 4.5 x 8.5 inches cardstock, score at... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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There's just three more days to get Berry Blessings as your Sale-A-Bration freebie with any $100 ordered! I'm hoping these card ideas will help you agree with me that Berry Blessings needs a place on your stamp shelf. I'm busy using up every last scrap of my paper pack! Can't get enough of that gorgeous Pacific Point BLUE... although all kinds of red and purple berries are featured in the pack's artwork, I have used up all the blueberry bits first!I just feel like the Stampin' Up artist really outdid herself on these designs. So, speaking of berries... guess what?... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Oh friends, the Suite Sampler for March 2021 is one I have been waiting for! Based on the absolutely STUNNING Boho Indigo product medley from page 9 of the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up catalog, it includes half of the 6x6 paper stack PLUS both 12x12 and 8.5 x 11 cardstock and a variety of rich trims and glimmered embellishments to coordinate. In one box you'll have everything you need to make totally gorgeous cards and pages in this elegant, trendy look. My Suite Sampler subscribers also enjoy a free monthly password to My Layout Library, where you can access EVERY past... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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"My cardmaking world just got bigger and better with these Cheat Sheets. I love how you explain the why's of design and how to make your card stand out. Those are the things you carry in your "tool bag" from card to card." Mary J "I wish I would have found this seller several years ago! She has wonderful ideas and they are perfectly put to paper and are easy to follow and duplicate! I will definitely be a repeat customer and will share your shop with my crafty friends!" Willow D "If I could give this 10 stars, I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Quick tips to make your shopping experience as smooth as possible: Sale-A-Bration rewards are calculated on the total BEFORE shipping and tax Most SAB choices are free with $50 spent, but there's some BIG stuff free with $100 spent. There's no limit to the number of rewards you can earn in a single order! Knock yourself out. There's no limit to the SAB rewards you choose. Pick out duplicates if you want! Great for gifts. There's no additional shipping or tax on the free item(s) you earn. Whoo hoo! Hostess rewards start at just $150. Have your own party by... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Oh my friend, if you love paper like I do, you're in LUCK! The Sale-A-Bration special on the Starter Kit this year comes with 200 sheets of patterned papers! I about dropped my teeth when I heard the news--you'll get 4 sheets in EVERY COLOR in our four color families PLUS 8 sheets of each of the new In Colors!!! Can you imagine? No matter what your color combo, you'll have cute coordinating papers to match it. This is a fantastic offer! It's even cooler when you think that these papers won't be available to anyone else until the next... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Ready for a new fancy fold to get addicted to making? Here's my most recent obsession! It LOOKS like an ordinary card on the outside... But when you open it, you realize it's not open YET! Because inside are two gate fold doors to open. How fun is that??! My friend Mellissa sent me a card like this and I had to sit down that very evening and figure out how to make it. I made a quick video for you, too! It really is super simple, and once you've done it you won't even need the measurements anymore! I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Are you just loving the free printables? I really like tucking them inside the back of my stamp cases and knowing I'll never lack for easy layouts when I get the time to sit down and play with my Sale-A-Bration stamp sets! You can earn Heal Your Heart and/or Corner Bouquet or any of the other exclusively Sale-A-Bration stamp set for 2021 ONLY through February! So we're nearing the end of the freebies! You get a free choice with every $500 or $100 spent--no limits. Shop here! I love the genuine sentiments in the Heal Your Heart set... no one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I've been having fun with my free new stamps! Corner Bouquet is a lot more versatile than I realized. I thought I'd use it mostly to stamp my envelopes! But after playing with it--oh wow, there's lot of fun layouts you can make! Enjoy this free printable I've created for you to have four EASY designs at the ready next time you get a moment to sit down and stamp. Download SAB 2021 Corner Bouquet idea sheet Corner Bouquet can ONLY be earned for free, not purchased! It's exclusive and free with any $50+ order during Sale-A-Bration 2021. Click here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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This card is one of six layouts included in the February 2021 Class of the Month club projects, featuring the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and matching Berry Builder punch! Click here to see more samples. If you're interested in my Class of the Month Club, here's the complete details. It's a fantastic way to stick to a crafting budget and build your collection in a sustained and systematic way. In a nutshell, you can participate any month you want to, just by using that month's club code to order at least $35 or more Stampin' Up supplies at http://bit.ly/shopwithLyssa Join... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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"Cute Fruit" notecards designed by Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek for Song of My Heart Stampers. All supplies Stampin’ Up! "Ready to Make It?" cards can be created in fifteen minutes or less, with limited supplies. Try one today! #simplestamping Stamps: Cute Fruit (NEW!) Inks: Banana card: So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider Watermelon Card: Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede Citrus Card: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Soft Suede Papers: Basic White Notecards & Envelopes (20 pack) Accessories: In Color Enamel Dots; Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Resin Hearts If you have 15 minutes, you can make a set of handmade... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Ready for a box full of FUN in frosty February? I can't wait for everyone to get their Suite Sampler this month! I really enjoyed myself making 8 scrapbook pages and ten different cards from the February 2021 box. The color combos in the Hydrangea Hill 12x12 papers are soooo gorgeous, it was easy to make fabulous projects in no time using the luscious blues and purples. Here's a little sneak peek of just a FEW of my favorite creations from February's Suite Sampler box! For the full gallery plus samples uploaded by subscribers each month, click here (it's free!)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Looking for something different for your treats this year? I created a fun double-decker box last week that will be adorable and easy to make! The size makes it perfect to sit on someone's desk or counter at work, but it's not soooo huge that it costs fortune to fill it with goodies. Best of both worlds! Look at this cute Valentine version I made! I shared these boxes live on Facebook last night--here's the video! Let's make it together! To make the Double-Decker gift box you'll need three half sheets of cardstock, measuring 5.5 x 8.5 inches each. Score... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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The hilarious set Hey Chick is back! And this time she brought backup. Did you get this cutie the first time around? No worries if you missed it--it's back and better than ever, with matching dies! But it gets even better--she brought a friend! Hey Birthday Chick is a brand new stamp set from the Stampin' Up Spring 2021 Mini Catalog. Exclusively during February 2021, coordinating dies are available for this set as well. Together, Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick cover all the occasions you could need to send a card to your fellow chicks. Product List Hey Chick... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Did you play with Strawberry Shortcake dolls when you were a little girl? I can still remember the way they smelled! All those little scented accessories! That's what I was thinking about when I used this adorable new punch bundle from Stampin' Up, called Sweet Strawberry. Something about strawberries is just summer condensed into a single perfect bite. And the juicy red color is so energizing to me, the tiny white blossoms are pure and promising, the dark leaves signs of good green things coming in my garden this spring. I had so much fun putting together this Sweet Strawberry... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Do you need ideas for that adorable birthday stamp set you just got for FREE during Sale-A-Bration 2021? Approaching Perfection is a great set with lots of funny sayings you will love putting on your friends' cards this year (and you can't beat free!) I've created a free printable idea sheet you can print out and tuck inside the back of the stamp case so it's handy next time you have a minute to sit down and play with your new toys! You will love the easy layouts--and put them to use with other stamp sets and color combos, too!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I planned to share a special card fold with you, and while I was making the samples I came up with two more variations on it! So you are going to be SO glad you clicked on this fancy fold idea. So here's the basic card fold: score a piece of 5.5 x 12 inch double-sided patterned paper at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches. Put the four-inch score mark in the "gutter" or cutting track of your paper trimmer. Angle it so that the outside corner (right hand side of the cutting track) of the paper is at the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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You guys, it was so great to stamp with these amazing tropical colors this week! It's been super chilly and snowy here in Wisconsin and while I do love a fresh dusting of white to brighten everything up, it's fun to think about warmer climes and summery fruits right now. If you're wondering why you haven't seen this cutie-pie stamp set before, well, you're not alone! It's hidden pretty well, tucked into our Beginner Stamper brochure (new to stamping? request one at Lyssa@songofmyheartstampers.com!) The name is Cute Fruit #153301and it is truly adorable. These five cards are from my first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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I know you don't believe me! So grab your favorite ink color, 10 pieces of Basic White 4 x 5.25 inches, and a little heart stamp, and let's make 10 different backgrounds for easy cards in just 10 minutes! I originally shared this idea in a Facebook Live. Later I finished them off with embellishments to make them a little fancier. Here's some closeups of some of my favorites out of the many this background session made. The supplies I used were Bermuda Bay cardstock and ink pad, Basic White cardstock, and the heart is from the Valentine Keepsakes stamp... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Welcome back to our third post in this year's crafty BFF blog series, Penni & Lyssa's Valentine Adventures! Today we're sharing cute ideas for the Sweet Little Valentines notecards & envelopes pack, a new item in the 2021 Spring mini catalog (page 16.) Seriously cute, hey? I love the soft color scheme and artwork of this DIY Valentine pack. The kit comes with 10 card bases, 10 envelopes and 10 preprinted cardstock layers, which you can stamp or not, depending on the level of effort you feel like putting in this year. There is a coordinating stamp set called Valentine... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Oh I had so much fun last night playing with the brand new Berry Blessings stamp set! I just love the colors you use for the various berries. I had not played with Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry for a long time. Plus, it was just "sweet" getting to stamp and play with green growing things here in wintery Wisconsin where we just got a fresh six inches of snow overnight! I created another free printable idea sheet for you to tuck in the stamp set case for the next time you get a minute to play! I hope you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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Welcome back to part two of Penni & Lyssa's Valentine Adventures, 2021 Edition! We're bringing you another crafty BFF blog series from super COLD Wisconsin to brighten your week and give you some quick and easy holiday ideas.Be sure to look back at yesterday's part one post, and click here to see other "Misc Holidays" projects & past blog series! Today's theme is CHOCOLATE! Hot chocolate, anyone? What better way to send off your loved ones or meet them at the door after school than to hand them a cute decorated cup of cocoa. Use punched hearts on glue dots,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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We're back! My crafty BFF and I are back with another blog series for your enjoyment! This time we're focusing on Valentine's Day (which is coming up fast!) and what you can make just with things you probably already have on hand. Let's get started! Our first project today doesn't use a Valentine set at all! The Silhouette Scenes set and dies combined with the Brick Wall embossing folder and an oval window give us a vignette that gets the message across even without a holiday-specific stamp set. If you have some heart-patterned paper, you can do a lot with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers
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The Suite Sampler for February 2021 is based on the new Hydrangea Hill suite in the spring mini catalog. Featuring springy blues and purples with both 12x12 and 8.5 x 11 cardstock included, plus a variety of gorgeous trims and fun embellishments to coordinate, you'll have everything you need to make elegant wedding, anniversary and spring pages and cards.Some of the handpainted patterns even work for masculine cards--bonus! Suite Sampler subscribers also enjoy a free monthly password to My Layout Library, where you can access EVERY past cardmaking class, cutting guides, Cheat Sheets Collections, one-sheet wonders, and scrapbook sketch I've... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at Song of My Heart Stampers