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Posted on August 18, 2017

Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Die Cut/ Paper crafting/ People/ Projects

Happy Friday stampers! I love the name of the stamp set for today's project; Sharing Sweet Thoughts. If you turn your 2017-2018 catalog to page 223, you'll find this cute set.

I think the images in this stamp set are adorable. Beyond that, it is the Ronald McDonald House Charities set for 2017-2018, so that makes it especially near and dear to me. Each time the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set is purchased, $3.00 is donated by Stampin' Up! to the RMCD Charities. To date, $1.5 million dollars has been donated. I am beyond proud to be associated with such a philanthropic-minded company!

I love the simplicity of this card. The small touches of black really set off the Pear Pizzazz.

Something else to note, there is another product, Everyday Jar Framelits,  that coordinates perfectly with this stamp set. In fact, the Everyday Jar Framelits has coordinated with quite a few stamp sets, making it “more stamp-ING for less cha-CHING! 🙂

I'll share the products and measurements used for this card below and a link to our Artisan Blog Hop. I hope after seeing my project and all the ideas at the blog hop, you might consider adding this stamp set, and maybe even the framelits to your collection. You'll get some fun new “toys” and your contribution from the sale of the stamp set will help some very deserving children and their families! If you click on the stamp set picture below my instructions you'll easily be able to order Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Sharing Sweet Thoughts C (144051); W (144048)
  • Card Stock –   Thick Whisper White (140272); Pear Pizzazz (131201); Basic Black (121045)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Momento (132708); Pear Pizzazz (131180); Real Red (126949)
  • Misc. – Everyday Jar Framelits (141490); Big Shot (143263); Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder (143231); Blender Pens (102845); Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Linen Thread (104199); Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Card Stock: Thick Whisper White 4 1/4” x 11”, folded in half
  • Scrap of Whisper White to run thru the Big Shot for jar and lid
  • Pear Pizzazz 3 x 4”
  • Basic Black ½ x 3” and 3 ¼ x 4 ¼”

Instructions:

  1. Score and fold the Thick Whisper White
  2. Stamp the jar and lid on scrap piece of Whisper White
  3. Run the jar and lid through the Big Shot
  4. Stamp the images in the jar
  5. Color the images with ink and blender pen and add Wink of Stella
  6. Run the embossing folder through the Big Shot
  7. Attach the ½” layer to the embossed layer
  8. Adhere the embossed layer with Dimensionals to the Basic Black layer and adhere to the card
  9. Add Linen thread to the lid and attach to the jar

Artisan Blog Hop

 

 

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Posted on August 17, 2017

Copper Carols of Christmas

Big Shot/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting/ Projects

Hey stampers! Today's sample is a Copper Carols of Christmas card. Even though it is still summer here in Texas, my customers are already asking for Christmas card ideas! The “busy-ness” of the holidays seems to start earlier each year so it's never a bad idea to start thinking of ideas and purchasing supplies.

I absolutely love all our coordinating copper products and I think they add just the right amount of dazzle to this card.

I've included both Copper Trim and Copper Foil in my supply list. Copper trim is used here, but you could easily use Copper Foil if you prefer! Having choices is one of the things I love about Stampin' Up! products. We offer a wide range of colors and style to suit anyone's taste. Feel free to “case” any project I post. If you like, change it up to fit your particular style!

Every year I offer a free one on one Christmas Card consultation service to get your creative juices flowing. You and I will sit down in person for an hour and discuss ideas to come up with the perfect solution for your needs. If you don't live local to me, we can set up a phone call or skype chat. Please do give me a shout.  Together we'll design the perfect project!

Here are the instructions, including measurements and the rest of the products used for today's card.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsCarols of Christmas (144801–Wood mount; 144804–Clear mount)
  • Cardstock – Whisper White (100730); Garden Green (102584); Cherry Cobbler (119685); Copper Foil Sheets (142020)
  • Designer Series Paper – Be Merry Designer Series Paper (144111)
  • Stamp Pads – VersaMark (102283)
  • Misc. – ¼” Copper Trim (144179); Copper Embossing Powder (141636); Layering Squares Framelits Dies (141708); Pretty Pines Thinlits (141851); Sparkle Textured Embossing Folder (141468); Heat Tool (129053); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Fast Fuse (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Embossing Buddy (103083); Stampin’ Scrub (126200; Stampin’ Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Cardstock – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”
  • Garden Green Cardstock – 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock – 2-1/2” x 1-1/2”
  • Cherry Cobbler Patterned paper – 5-1/2” x 1-1/4”
  • White/Garden Green Patterned paper – 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
  • Copper Trim – 6″ x 1/4”

Instructions:

    1. Run the 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” Whisper White with the Sparkle Embossing folder through the Big Shot. NOTE: Do not adhere to the card front until Step 4.
    2. Adhere the Cherry Cobbler Designer Series paper strip to the Sparkle Embossed layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
    3. Layer the Copper Trim over the Cherry Cobbler patterned paper edge and adhere the ends to the backside of the Sparkle Embossed layer.
    4. Adhere the Sparkle embossed layer to the Whisper White card front.
    5. Ink the Deck the Halls image from the Carols of Christmas set with VersaMark ink and stamp onto the White/Garden Green patterned paper piece. Cover with Copper Embossing Powder and set with the Heat Tool. Let cool. Die cut with a Layering Square Framelits Die.
    6. Die cut the Garden Green cardstock square with the largest scallop Layering Squares Framelits die.
    7. Adhere the copper embossed layer to the Garden Green scalloped square and set with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the card front.
    8. Die cut the largest bow from the Pretty Pines Thinlits using the Big Shot. Adhere to the sentiment layer using a Mini Glue Dot.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my Copper Carols of Christmas project!

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Posted on August 16, 2017

Fresh Eyes On Your Papercrafting Supplies – Cardstock

Paper crafting/ Samples/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Fresh Eyes On Your Papercrafting Supplies – Cardstock.

Let's face it. From time to time, we all get into a rut when it comes to papercrafting. We use the same products in the same way, sometimes very uneconomically. I've been thinking a lot about how I waste or underutilize my supplies and that led to my Fresh Eyes On Your Papercrafting Supplies series that I'll be starting on my blog today! I'll revisit some topics and start a brand new conversation on others. I hope you'll find my topics of interest and value

Today, let's talk about cardstock. How many of you, when measuring for a mat or card layer, just “eyeball it” or, even worse, just take a hunk out of a full sheet, thereby creating ANOTHER scrap piece?  Do you get sick of doing the math over and over again to create proportional matting? Without a doubt, I can say “guilty”!

Here is a template to show you how I cut my card layers and/or scrapbooking photo mats, thereby maximizing cuts in my cardstock and saving time when creating these layers. Each layer is 1/4″ smaller than the next. These are the measurements I use most frequently.

I've also created a short video about proportional matting that I share exclusively with my newsletter subscribers. In the video I actually show you layered pieces of cardstock to give you an actual color visual of this chart.

If you aren't yet a newsletter subscriber, I'd love to have you! Just put your name and email into the box above. You'll get a free gift, in addition to a short series of helpful video tips and techniques. I offer specials, projects, helpful tips and many exclusive features, only for my subscribers!

Don't forget all the August specials going on right now!

Clearance Rack items discounted up to 60%

Carols of Christmas Sneak Peek and Early Release

Monthly Crafting Kit – save 50%

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my first article in “Fresh Eyes On Your Papercrafting Supplies”. If I can help you in any way, please give me a shout!

 

 

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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 18, 2017

Carols of Christmas Coming August 1

Holidays / Special Days/ Online Classes/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

Stampin' Up!'s new Carols of Christmas coming August 1! This stamp set and coordinating framelits dies will be featured in our holiday catalog but is arriving early so you can get a head start on your holiday projects, like this one!

One of the best thing about these products is they look fabulous with any ink and paper combination. You can use more “traditional” Christmas colors of red and green, or choose something totally different, like the blues above. Maybe you like to send different styles of cards so you can make some of each! The bold greetings in the stamp set let you create eye-catching focal points in your handmade cards.

I know you will want some WOW cards to send out to all your friends and family this year! I am hard at work on a brand new online video class tutorial for this fabulous new bundle.  If you'd like to be among the first to see the details be sure you have subscribed to my email newsletter!  Sign up here and you'll also get this free project tutorial.

In addition to this awesome tutorial and early-bird class release notice for my Carols of Christmas Online Class, you'll also get more great projects, tips, techniques and other valuable information to help you with everything crafty!

As a Stampin' Up! business owner, I was able to purchase this bundle in July and start working on amazing samples for you! Did you know that you can still get this stamp set for free in July, along with $72 of extra free products when you join the Stampin' Up! family? I invite you to check out my team page to see if the fun, friendships, early product release purchase opportunities, extra income, and more just might fill some of your needs!

 

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