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Posted on August 7, 2017

Carols of Christmas Sneak Peek Inspiration Sheets

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I am loving the new Carols of Christmas Bundle and today I am sharing two Carols of Christmas Sneak Peek Inspiration Sheets to get your creative juices flowing. I am so excited that my customers can purchase this bundle now! Normally when Stampin' Up! releases a new seasonal catalog only demonstrators enjoy the perk of pre-ordering products. BUT, during the month of August, anyone and everyone can get this fabulous Christmas bundle which will make its appearance in our Holiday Catalog being released on September 1.

When you order this bundle now, you'll have plenty of time to finish your holiday cards before the hustle and bustle of this busy season arrives! These cards showcase totally different styles to highlight the versatility of this bundle.

The first card uses several touches of gold to provide elegance and shimmer. The second card uses a more traditional red and green color combo. I paired one of my favorite reds, Cherry Cobbler, with one of our new 2017-2019 In Colors, Tranquil Tide. This card also has touches of gold in the ribbon and gold foil acetate layer.

You can find supplies, measurements and instructions for both of these cards below.  It's so easy to order these products; just click on any picture following the card instructions.

 

Merry Christmas Card

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsCarols of Christmas Bundle (146037); Star of Light (142110)
  • Card Stock – Thick Very Vanilla (144237); Wild Wasabi (108641)
  • Stamp Pads – Versamark Ink (102283)
  • Misc. – Gold Foil Paper132622; Card Front Builder (part of the bundle)(144674); Foam Adhesive Strips (141825); Gold Embossing Powder (109129); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Heat Tool (129053)

Measurements:

  • Thick Very Vanilla:        8 1/2” x 5 1/2”                        4” x 5 1/4”
  • Gold Foil:                         4” x 5 1/4”                           scraps for deer
  • Wild Wasabi:                   3” x 4”                                 scraps (banner)

Instructions:

  1. Use your Vanilla Mat to use the frame builder part to make the edges around your card. Make sure to line up at the top so it’s square but as close as you can so they both fit.  Turn and do the other end.
  2. Cut out trees in Wild Wasabi. You’ll need two of the double tree and one of the single tree.
  3. Cut out two deer using the Gold Foil
  4. I used the swirl image from Star of Light set and Versamark across the trees and sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with my Heat Tool.
  5. Add trees and deer to the card using Tombo Multi Glue
  6. I stamped the Merry Christmas from Star of Light in Versamark after I build my card so I could see where to add the sentiment
  7. I added a few Stars from the Carols of Christmas Set and embossed in gold as well.
  8. I attached the Thick decorated Mat to the gold mat and made sure it was straight. Then attached to the card using the Foam Strips.

Deck the Halls Card

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set Carols of Christmas (w-144801, c-144804)
  • Cardstock – Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650), Tranquil Tide (144246)
  • Stamp Pads – Cherry Cobbler (126966); Tranquil Tide (144085)
  • Misc. – 3/8” Metallic-Edge Ribbon Gold (144146), Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (141653), SNAIL Adhesive (104331)

Measurements:

  • Cherry Cobbler:              8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Tranquil Tide:                 5 ½” x 2 ¼”, 2 5/8” x 4 1/8”
  • Very Vanilla:                    2 ½” x 4”
  • Foil Acetate piece:          3” x 5 ½”
  • Ribbon:                            6 ½” piece

Instructions:

    1. Fold Cherry Cobbler Cardstock in half to create card base.
    2. Using Cherry Cobbler ink, stamp “Deck the Halls” on Very Vanilla piece and layer onto Tranquil Tide mat piece.
    3. Using Cherry Cobbler ink, stamp small flower and small dots on each side of sentiment. Using Tranquil Tide ink, stamp 2 sets of leaves around flower on each side of sentiment.
    4. Using SNAIL, adhere the foil acetate to card base. Be sure to run your SNAIL in the middle of the piece so once you put the next layer on top the SNAIL will not show through.
    5. Using SNAIL, attach ribbon to the long Tranquil Tide piece and attach to card base, on top of foil acetate.
    6. Attach stamped sentiment unit to card base.

Don't forget about a service I offer every year for the holidays. I will help you design your holiday cards and we'll start with a complimentary one hour design session (in person if you live near me, or on the phone or via skype if you live away) to help you figure out exactly what type of card you would like. Sometimes it just takes verbalizing your thoughts and ideas with someone else to put it all into perspective. I'd love to help you achieve the perfect card so please do email me and let's get the ball rolling!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you've enjoyed my Carols of Christmas Sneak Peek Inspiration Sheets!

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Posted on July 31, 2017

Confetti Celebration Simple Birthday Card

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Join My Team/ Mojo Monday

Hey stampers! Its seems like most of the cards I've been creating lately are for birthdays. Today's sample, Confetti Celebration Simple Birthday Card, is easy to put together and Stampin' Up!'s Large Letters make personalization a breeze! I love our Lemon Lime Twist In Color, especially with this Night of Navy Background.

Did you know that you can get these for free along with a ton of other stuff. How?

The CRAZY INSANE sign up special that runs only through July 31. Sign up for $99 and you get $125.00 worth of merchandise, at LEAST $100 worth of business supplies (if you want to try it out – includes eight brand new catalogs!), an Essentials Kit with five terrific tools valued at $52 and a sneak peek stamp set from the Holiday Catalog – worth $20. It costs you more NOT to get this deal than it does to get it! 🙂

If you do grab up this offer, you will be an official demonstrator on August 1 which means…………wait for it………….…………you get to preorder available products from the Holiday Catalog ON August 1 right along with all the other demos!

Yes, I have had a lot of people sign up – the deal is just too TIGGERIFFIC to pass up . In case you are wondering, NO, you do NOT have to start a business if you don’t want to.  Many people sign up  “just for the discount”  (did I mention that you get 20% off everything in the catalog as long as you are a demo?)  but decide later to actually run a business..  I was actually one of those “kit-nappers” but now I am a proud Stampin' Up! business owner and I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Grab this deal before it goes away at midnight tonight!

Here are the instructions for today's project…happy stamping friends!

Supplies

  • Stamp sets: Confetti Celebration (clear 142034, wood 141510)
  • Ink: Versamark (102283)
  • Paper: Night of Navy (100867), Lemon Lime Twist (144245)
  • Accessories: SNAIL adhesive (104332), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622), Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon (144135), Multipurpose Adhesive sheets (144106), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements

  •    Night of Navy: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 1 1/2” x 5 1/4”)
  •    Lemon Lime Twist: 4” x 5 1/4”; two pieces 1 1/4” x 2 1/4”
  •    Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon – 15”
  •    Multipurpose Adhesive sheet: two pieces 1 1/4” x 2 1/4”

Instructions

  1. Fold Night of Navy cardstock in half and score to create card base.
  2. Ink ‘let’s celebrate’ stamp using Versamark and stamp several times over Lemon Lime Twist card front. Adhere to card front.
  3. Adhere Night of Navy strip across card front.
  4. Adhere each Multipurpose Adhesive piece to the matching piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock.
  5. Die-cut the two numbers from the Lemon Lime Twist layers. Adhere to card front.
  6. To complete, tie bow using Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon and attach to card front using two Mini Glue Dots.
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Posted on July 24, 2017

Monday Morning Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte Sample

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting

Hey stampers! Thanks for popping in today to see my Monday Morning Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte Sample. I'll be sharing projects with our new Coffee Cafe Suite of products all week! Today's card features Stampin' Up!'s Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Coffee Cafe Bundle.

 

One thing I love about this bundle is that everything coordinates so beautifully. The colors in the DSP are Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, and Whisper White. This gives you endless choices for creating fun projects like my sample today. Here are the instructions and if you need to order any of the products, just click on any picture below.

Supplies:

  • StampsCoffee Cafe stamp set-143677
  • Stampin' Up Paper–Coffee Break Designer Series Paper-144155, Whisper White cardstock-100730, Pear Pizzazz cardstock-131201, Crumb Cake Cardstock-120953
  • Stampin' Up Ink–Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Pad-131180, Early Espresso Stampin' Pad-126974
  • Other Stampin' Up Supplies and Tools–Coffee Cups Framelits-143745, Stitched Shape Framelits-145372, Stampin' Dimensionals-104430, SNAIL Adhesive-104332

Measurements:

  • Coffee Break Designer Series Paper to 4.25″x11″ and score at 5.5″
  • Whisper White cardstock to 3.75″x 5″, plus scraps for die cutting
  • Crumb Cake- scrap for die cutting

Instructions:

    1. Cut and score the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.
    2. Cut the Whisper White cardstock, stamp the hearts from the Coffee Cafe stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink and then adhere the sheet to the inside of the card.
    3. Die cut the Crumb Cake cardstock with the largest oval Stitched Shape Framelit.
    4. On some scrap pieces of Whisper White cardstock you will stamp the following, all from the Coffee Cafe stamp set:
      1. Stamp the wood grain cup with Early Espresso ink
      2. The greeting ‘Thanks A Latte' with Early Espresso ink
      3. Stamp the cup lid with Pear Pizzazz ink
    5. Then, die cut all the cup pieces with their matching die from the Coffee Cups Framelits dies.
    6. Die cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the cup sleeve die.
    7. Assemble all the coffee cup pieces to the Crumb Cake oval die cut using SNAIL Adhesive, add the greeting oval with some Stampin' Dimensionals.
    8. Adhere the oval ensemble to the cardfront using SNAIL Adhesive.

I really wish we could sit down and have a cup of coffee and get to know each other better. One thing I love about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is all the new friends I've made. When I do a party or teach a class, there's always someone new who might never have heard of Stampin' Up! or even had the opportunity to create a handmade card. It's so much fun to see the sense of accomplishment when they do a make and take and realize their creativity was inside all along, just waiting to come out!

If you might like to meet some new friends while doing something you love, take a peek and see the extra value to our already fabulous starter kit in the month of July. Only one week left to grab all the extra treats! If you have any questions, we can each grab a cup of coffee and have a phone chat. Just give me a shout at 214-293-4461. If you live near Wylie, TX just shoot me a quick email. We can meet in person for our coffee, my treat!

I hope you enjoyed today's Monday Morning Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte Sample. See you tomorrow for another project sample using this awesome suite of products.

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Posted on July 17, 2017

Soft Sayings Kit with Color Theory Memories and More

Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting/ Samples

Hey stampers! I spent part of my weekend crafting with friends and did a bunch of cards pairing the Soft Sayings Kit with Color Theory Memories and More. I actually added additional products to some of the cards and I mention these in the instructions below.

I'm a big fan of kits! Kits are a great way for new stampers to get started and test drive some products. “Seasoned”crafters can use kits on road trips, retreats, or when they just feel creative but don't want to drag out a ton of supplies. All the kits can be used following the instructions included or you can wander “outside the lines”, coming up with your own designs. You can even add in other coordinating Stampin' Up! products as I did on some of my cards.

I posted these cards on my Facebook Page (I hope you follow me on Facebook!) and one of my friends asked me to post some instructions…here you go Carol! 🙂

Happy Birthday: I actually cut the card from the Soft Sayings (SS) kit in half and used a 1/2 sheet of Whisper White Thick Cardstock for the card base. I used one of the adhesive backed strips from Memories and More (MM) card pack, cut down to peek out on the side. I used flower and leaf adhesive backed diecut pieces from the kit and added a few glitter enamel dots. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a photopolymer stamp included in the SS kit.

Love you lots: This is done exactly according to the SS kit instructions, but I added 3 clear faceted gems at the bottom of the card.

I think you are wonderful: exactly as outlined in SS kit instructions: the gold glimmer, tranquil tide and lemon lime leaves are adhesive backed, basically peel and stick…easy peasy!

I'm happy you are in my life: this is a printed note card from the SS kit. I added extra color around the stamped sentiment piece by using a baby wipe I had dabbed in my ink pads. Another way to use baby wipes is to put 2-3 drops of ink refills onto a baby wipe and then use the colored wipe as your ink pad. Ideally use a drop of one color reinker and 2 drops of another. If you add too many you will end up with a muddy color that does not look good!

To my dear friend: I used a SS kit notecard and then layered with a Crushed Curry piece from the MM card pack. The white banner piece also came in the SS kit and I stamped sentiment using the Archival Basic Grey Ink spot, also included in the kit. I am using Basic Grey more often to stamp sentiments on my cards when I want a softer look than Archival Black provides. You'll notice the gold glimmer paper leaves from the SS kit and s small yellow striped accent adhesive backed piece from MM kit. I finished this card with a few more Glitter Enamel Dots (LOVE THESE!)

Just a Note: done according to SS kit direcitons with one Glitter Enamel Dot added…just because I love them!

If my Soft Sayings Kit with Color Theory Memories and More projects have inspired you today, just click on a picture below to order yours today!

 

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Posted on July 10, 2017

When Pigs Fly with Stampin’ Up!

Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting/ Projects

When Pigs Fly; if you have any doubt they do, check out my project for today!

This little guy is only one of the adorable images in This Little Piggy stamp set, new to our 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

When I saw this stamp set I knew I would be adding it to my collection right away! I love the sweet sentiments and the flying pig is just too cute!

Have you ever wondered how the expression “when pigs fly” came to be? I did a little research and found a few thoughts. I don't think anyone knows for sure, but these are kind of fun to consider!

One source claims this expression is derived from a very old Scottish proverb, although some other references to pigs with wings or flying pigs are more famous such as this one from Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland:

“Thinking again?” the Duchess asked, with another dig of her sharp little chin.
“I've a right to think,” said Alice sharply, for she was beginning to feel a little worried.
“Just about as much right,” said the Duchess, “as pigs have to fly….” — Alice in Wonderland, chapter 9.

Wikipedia says “When pigs fly” is a way of saying that something will never happen. The phrase is often used  to scoff at over-ambition. There are numerous variations on the theme; when an individual with a reputation for failure finally succeeds, onlookers may claim to see a flying pig (“Hey look! A flying pig!”).  Other variations on the phrase include “And pigs will fly”, this one in retort to an outlandish statement.  

If you've found any others, please share in a comment so we all can enjoy!

For now, here are the instructions, including supplies and measurements for this project. To order any of the supplies you might need, just click on a picture below.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsThis Little Piggy (143919–Wood mount; 143922–Clear mount); Banners For You (141710–Photopolymer)
  • Cardstock – Whisper White (100730); Basic Gray (121044); Powder Pink (144244); Shimmery White Cardstock (101910)
  • Designer Series Paper – None
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad (140932); Powder Pink (144084); Soft Sky (131181)
  • Misc. – Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372); Bunch of Banners Framelits (141488); Oh My Stars Textured Embossing Folder (143710); Powder Pink 1/2” Finely Woven Ribbon (144134); Delicate White Doilies (141701); Aqua Painters (103954); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263)

Measurements:

  • Basic Gray Cardstock – 4-1/4” x 11”
  • Powder Pink Cardstock – 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
  • Shimmery White Cardstock – 3” x 3”
  • Powder Pink Cardstock – 3-1/2” x 1-1/4”
  • Powder Pink ½” Finely Woven Ribbon –12”
  • Delicate White Doilies – 1/2 doily cut in half

Instructions:

    1. Dry emboss the Powder Pink cardstock using the Oh My Stars embossing folder and the Big Shot.
    2. Wrap the Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon around the embossed cardstock and tie into a bow. Adhere to the front of the Basic Gray card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
    3. Cut a Stitched Circle (2-7/8” sized circle) and randomly stamp the cloud image with Soft Sky Classic ink. Add to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
    4. Ink the Little Piggy with wings image with Basic Gray Archival ink and stamp onto the Shimmery White cardstock. Use Paper Snips to cut out the image.
    5. Use the Aqua Painter, color the image with Powder Pink and Basic Gray ink that has been smooshed into the lid of the ink pad. Attach to the Stitched Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    6. Ink the single banner image with Powder Pink ink and stamp onto the strip of Powder Pink cardstock. Die cut the banner image using the coordinating framelit from the Bunch of Banners die set.
    7. Ink the Welcome sentiment with Basic Gray Archival ink and stamp onto the die cut banner.
    8. Offset the 2 quarter-cut pieces of Delicate White Doilies and attach to the back of the banner die cut. Set in place using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thanks for popping in today! Hope you enjoyed a little Monday fun about “When Pigs Fly”!

 

 

 

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