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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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Posted on June 5, 2017

Mojo Monday – Oh So Eclectic Card

Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting

Today's project for Mojo Monday – Oh So Eclectic Card.

This stamp set can be purchased by itself or in a bundle to save 10%. If you missed my recent post showing some videos on all the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! bundles, click here to check it out.

I love this card because you could change the sentiment and use it for any occasion; why not stamp a bunch and give as a gift to some of your favorite people! This sample is a regular sized greeting card but you could also use Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White or our NEW  Very Vanilla Notecards to create gift sets.

Instructions, including measurements, follow. If you need any supplies, just click on a picture below to go right to my online store.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Oh So Eclectic (143937 wood, 143940 clear); One Big Meaning (138788 wood, 139420 clear)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Watercolor Paper (122959)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival (140931); Tempting Turquoise (126952); Melon Mambo (126948); Lemon Lime Twist (144086); Tangerine Tango (126946)
  • Misc. – Aqua Painters (103954)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Card Stock: 4 ¼” x 11”, folded in half
  • Watercolor Paper 4” x 5 ¼”

Instructions:

  • Stamp the blossom using Basic Black ink in the lower left corner of the Watercolor Paper. Stamp the stemmed blossom using Basic Black ink next to the first one. Repeat across the bottom of the Watercolor Paper as shown. Let dry.
  • Wet the Watercolor Paper with the Aqua Painter. Pick up color from the inside of the Tempting Turquoise ink pad and color in the blossom in the lower left corner of the Watercolor paper. Repeat this process on each flower, moving to Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist and Tangerine Tango. Let dry.
  • Stamp the greeting on the Watercolor Paper using Basic Black ink above the three blooms on the left. Let dry.
  • Adhere the Watercolor Paper to the card base.

Hope this Oh So Eclectic card gets your “Monday Mojo” off to a good start! 🙂

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Posted on April 24, 2017

Eastern Palace Sneak Peek – Order It May 1!

Announcements/ Mojo Monday/ Online Stamp Club

Eastern Palace Sneak Peek – Order It May 1!

Today’s card is a sneak peek of the Eastern Palace product suite from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog which goes “live” on June 1.

This suite of products is so elegant yet versatile! My card features two of the new 2017-2019 In Color Collection: Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig. Notice the gold circles? They look embossed don't they? Guess What! They are…stickers! I've already used almost all the ones I ordered in my demo pre-order.

Speaking of pre-order, Stampin' Up! is offering YOU the opportunity to pre-order products from this suite starting on May 1! There will be two bundles, a “starter” bundle which would be great for a beginning crafter and the “premier bundle” which is perfect for a more experienced crafter OR a beginner who'd like to jump in with both feet!

Both of the bundles will be loaded with products; here is a flyer that will show you everything that comes in both bundles!

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In case you don't know, I offer an online stamp club each month and May's club will feature cards from these bundles. I've been doing my online club for a couple of years now and this online club option gives out of town customers a way to stamp with me and get two free card kits full of consumable products each month! If you'd like to get in on the fun starting in May, just click here and put your name and email in the big coral circle at the top…you'll also get a cool free gift and a series of short video tutorials just for subscribing to my newsletter.

Don't forget to set a calendar reminder so you'll be ready to order your Eastern Palace bundles at my online store on May 1.

I hope you enjoyed my Eastern Palace Sneak Peek. Have a great week and I'll see you soon!

p.s. I had some fun samples on the blog last week; if you missed them, click here.

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