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Posted on September 22, 2017

Registration is Now Open for my NEW Painted Harvest Online Class

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Drum roll please…registration is now open for my new Painted Harvest Online Class. This Stampin' Up! stamp set is one of the hottest new fall products from our Holiday Catalog. Launched as a seasonal, fall stamp set, all the images can be used for practically any occasion, not just autumn! I'm so excited to offer this class to teach you three projects and loads of tips for using this uh-maazing set!

Registration is Now Open for my NEW Painted Harvest Online Class

I'll be teaching this class on Facebook LIVE on October 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm CST. You can watch it then OR, since you'll have lifetime access once you purchase, you can watch anytime and as many times as you like!

REGISTER FOR THE PAINTED HARVEST CLASS NOW!

Once you register, I'll send you the link to join the secret Facebook group. Click on the link and then “join group”. I'll approve you into the group and that's it! You'll be ready to participate in the fun!

If you'd like to stamp along with me during the class, you can purchase this stamp set by itself or save 10% and purchase the bundle, which also includes a leaf punch. During the class I'll be showing a bonus card that shows you a fun idea for the punch.

Click on a picture below to order any of these products.

Questions? Email me: anne@stampmaven.com. Can't wait to see you “LIVE” on October 5th!

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Posted on September 21, 2017

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Less Is More

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hello stamping peeps! Thanks for popping in. I have a new tip today, Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Less Is More. I don't know about you, but sometimes I forget a rule of thumb I've heard forever about makeup; less is more! Did your mom ever tell you this? Perhaps you've told your own daughter this tip? Well, the same thing can apply to crafting.

Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies - Less Is More

Notice there are three different types of ribbon on the front of this card, but just small pieces of each type. I love ALL my ribbon, but it certainly goes farther if I don't always tie it around the entire card and end with a bow. Same thing holds for Designer Series Paper; sometimes less is more! I think the small piece of paper on this card actually works better than if a much larger piece had been used. Do you agree? Would love for you to leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts.

Here are the instructions, measurements and supply list for today's Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Less Is More project. If you need to order any supplies, click here to go to my online store. There are tons of great new products in the Holiday Catalog!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsGood Tidings (144870)
  • Card Stock –Tranquil Tide (144246); Pool Party (122924); Very Vanilla (101650); Pear Pizzazz (131201)
  • Stamp Pads – Tranquil Tide (144085); Pear Pizzazz (131180)
  • Misc. – Painted Autumn DSP (144613); Everyday Label Punch (144668); Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (144136); Black Mini Sequin Trim (144259); 7/8” Striped Ribbon (144624); Black Rhinestone Jewels (144639); Stamping Sponges (141337); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Measurements:

  • Pool Party: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Tranquil Tide: 1 7/8” x 5 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla:  2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz:  scrap for Everyday Label Punch
  • Painted Autumn DSP: 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (x2)

Instructions:

  1. Stamp sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. Sponge edges with Pear Pizzazz ink using Stamping Sponges. Add Tranquil Tide ink in the lower right corner with the Stamping Sponges. Add Black Rhinestones.
  2. Using the Everyday Label Punch, punch out an image using Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
  3. Assemble the rest of the card.
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Posted on September 20, 2017

12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 5 – Happy Owloween

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Hey stampers! It's hard for me to totally get into the Halloween spirit when it's 90 degrees outside, but I'm giving it a good try! My project for you today is 12 Weeks of Halloween Week 5 – Happy Owloween. I'm going to have to find a way to keep using this adorable little owl after Halloween because he is just too cute to file away!

12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 5 - Happy Owloween

You'll find full instructions at the end of the post, but I wanted to point out a few things. The focal point of this little treat bag is made from our Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP).  There are so many fun patterns and the orange and black cats can be punched out using the Cat Punch; easy peasy!

12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 5 - Happy Owloween

I just took one of the 12 x 12 sheets, chopped it up into 3 x 3 pieces and then simply stamped the owl on top. I used Basic Gray ink (which made the owl lighter than the black tree branch) so I didn't even have to mask the tree. The owl blended right in. If you aren't sure how to mask, click here to see an earlier post where I explain the technique. While there is a image in this stamp set for the beak and feet, I found it easier to use a Pumpkin Pie marker right on the image and color.

I cut little slivers of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock to create the curls inside the top of the bag. The Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer works great for this and then I used the end of a pencil to curl the paper. Another tip; you can make this project as is, or use the design for cards.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set Spooky Cat (P-144749)
  • Stamp Pads – Archival Gray (140932) Black (140931) Stamp Pad
  • Cardstock – Pumpkin Pie (105117)
  • Misc. – Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) (144610), SNAIL Adhesive (104331), Stampin Dimensionals, Big Shot (143263), Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (137547), Magnetic Platform (130658), Black Rhinestone Jewels (144639), 5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread (104199), Wood Textures DSP Stack (144171), Pumpkin Pie Marker (131259-Brights set), Black Marker (131261 – Neutral Set), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

Measurements:

  • Spooky DSP: 3” x 3” of orange piece with black tree
  • Wood Textures DSP: two of the same piece
  • Burlap Ribbon: 10”
  • Linen Thread: 8”

Instructions:

  1. Cut Spooky DSP piece/s at 3” between every tree piece (you will end up with 16 pieces per DSP sheet)
  2. Stamp owl using Gray ink so feet are resting on tree branch.
  3. Stamp“happy owloween” onto owl using black ink.
  4. Using Pumpkin Pie marker, color in beak and feet. Using black marker, color in white around eyes. Attach small black rhinestone into center of each eye. Set aside.
  5. Cut out Treat bag using Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and put together using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  6. Put one Stampin Dimensional on each corner on the back of stamped DSP square and adhere to bag front.
  7. Thread piece of Burlap Ribbon around bag, through owl piece and tie linen thread into a bow around ends of burlap. Trim off as desired.
  8. Attach three black rhinestones to bottom of bag.
  9. Cut 8-10 1/8” strips of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. Roll around end of a pencil to create a curled piece.
  10. Put SNAIL on one end of curled pieces and attach to inside of bag. You might need to re-curl strips once strips are positioned.

I hope you'll give this 12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 5 – Happy Owloween project a try! If you've missed my other Halloween projects,  you can start here for Week 1 and then scroll through. I have lots of great projects, tips and techniques in older posts!

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Posted on September 19, 2017

Painted Harvest With Burlap Background

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The Painted Harvest Stamp Set is certainly one of my top 5 sets in the Holiday Catalog! This Painted Harvest With Burlap Background card would even be perfect as a place card for your seasonal table! Instead of the word “hello”, personalize each card with your guests' name. The Burlap Background Stamp adds just the right amount of “texture” to this card and makes it pop a bit more than just having all the white space.

Painted Harvest With Burlap Background

This stamp set also comes as part of a bundle, along with a unique leaf punch. If you purchase the bundle instead of buying each item separately, you'll save 10%!

Painted Harvest With Burlap Background

I LOVE this stamp set so much that I've designed a class featuring 3 projects (and a bonus card showing you an idea for using the leaf punch!)  The exciting thing is this is going to be a Facebook Live Class. You can join me as I'm making the projects and teaching OR you can watch it later at you convenience. You'll have lifetime access to the class so you can watch it as many times as you like! I'll have the details and a link to purchase my class here on Friday, September 22. If you want to stamp along during the class, go ahead and order the bundle today!

Instructions, including measurements, for today's project follow below…enjoy!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsPainted Harvest photopolymer #144783; Burlap clear #143982. Wood #143979; Hello Friend clear #144059, wood #144055
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake #120953; Cajun Craze #119684; Whisper White #100730
  • Stamp Pads – Sahara Sand #126976; Crushed Curry #131173; Cajun Craze #126965; Soft Suede #126978
  • Misc. –Black Rhinestone Jewels #144639; Snail Adhesive #104332

Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake 8½ x 5½ fold in half card base
  • Cajun Craze 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper white 5-1/8 x 3-7/8

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the big sunflower randomly onto the whisper white card stock, each sunflower stamp twice using the Crushed Curry ink. After you stamped the first image turn your stamp 90° and stamp again using Crushed Curry ink also.
  2. Stamp the smaller sunflower on top the Crushed Curry sunflower using Cajun Craze ink.
  3. Center circle using Soft Suede ink.
  4. Stamp the burlap back ground using Sahara Sand ink.
  5. Stamp the Hello using Cajun Craze ink.
  6. Assemble: adhere the whisper white stamped card stock into the Cajun craze and then onto Crumb Cake card base.
  7. Add the black rhinestone into the center of each flower.

 

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Posted on September 18, 2017

Remarkable You – Masculine Greeting Card

Holidays / Special Days/ Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

Hey stampers! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I got to play in my stamp room AND take my 2 of my grandcherubs on a shopping trip. What could be better! Today's project is a Remarkable You – Masculine Greeting Card. It's so much easier for me to make girly girl cards than to make “manly” ones. I think this one fits the bill quite nicely for any guy!

Remarkable You - Masculine Greeting Card

The Cajun Craze and Early Espresso inks work perfectly to create rich tones in this card. Notice the accent pieces of Wood Grains Designer Series Paper DSP) on the front and inside of the card. When you use smaller pieces, instead of covering up the entire card front, your paper will go SO much farther!

Speaking of DSP, have you heard the great news? Starting October 1 and continuing through the entire month of October, when you purchase three packages of select Designer Series Paper, you'll get another package for FREE! Stampin' Up! has included select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks this year as well! Here are the Designer Series Paper Sale Items:

Remarkable You - Masculine Card

Did you notice the Wood Textures Stack used on today's project is included! Just like our 12 x 12 DSP paper, this 6 x6 stack is double-sided, giving you unlimited choices. One additional feature of our 6 x6 packages is they are no longer attached at the top so it is so easy to pull out a single sheet without fear of tearing it! Why not click here to go to my online ordering site and then bookmark it. When October 1 rolls around, you'll be ready to hit the DSP Sale!

I've included pictures of all the project supplies below and it you would like a PDF with detailed measurements and instructions, please just email me!

Have a great week and I hope today's sample inspires you!

 

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