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Posted on July 8, 2017

Mini Crates Taking Over – Stampin’ Up! Framelits

Die Cut/ Projects/ Stamping

STAMP FLASH: Mini crates taking over; my stamp room today, that is.  The Wood Crate Framelit, new to our 2017-2018 catalog, has quickly become one of my favorite dies. Since it's been raining here all day, I've been able to stay in my jammies and create bunches of these fun little crates. I used the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper for these:

You can use any paper or colors to create the perfect party favor or gift. Here are some of the ones I created using the June Paper Pumpkin Kit for an upcoming team party to celebrate our best sales month ever:

These little crates are so easy to put together. You'll need to cut out 2 of the crate pieces. For the ones where I used Designer Series Paper, I cut my 12″ paper into 4″ strips and cut two crate pieces out of each strip. You'll get three crates out of a full sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper.

Of course, with Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper (DSP), you can choose either side to use for your crate! You can also use solid cardstock as I did with the watermelon crates above.

It's quite easy to put your crate together. You start as shown in the picture on left, then layer one crate piece over the other, as shown on the right with the blue crate. Since the DSP is fairly thin, regular SNAIL Adhesive works just fine to assemble. If you use our regular, solid colored cardstock, Tear & Tape Adhesive is a better alternative for assembling.

Tip: it's easiest to cut a bunch of crate pieces out all at once and then you can assemble later.

To order the Wood Crate Framelits or Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, just click on a picture below.

I hope you, too, will soon be gleefully shouting in your stamp/craft room…mini crates are taking over! 🙂

 

 

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Posted on July 6, 2017

Marbled Hello Friend

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Today I'm sharing a marbled Hello Friend card made with Berry Burst ink.

This card is so simple to create yet delivers a WOW! I'm still having so much fun using Stampin' Up!'s 2017-2019 In Colors. Have you picked a favorite yet?

The stamped matching envelope totally completes this project and will surely bring smiles to both the mail carrier and the card recipient! Here are the supplies and instructions:

  • STAMPS – Hello Friend (144059 clear, 144055 wood), Marbled ( 143772 clear, 143755 wood)
  • PAPER – Berry Burst (144243), Whisper White (100730),
  • INK – Berry Burst (144083) Black Marker (100083)
  • OTHER – Fast Fuse (129026), Delicate Doilies (141701) Whisper White Envelopes (107301)

Cutting & Scoring:

  • Berry Burst 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” Scored at 4 1/4”
  • Berry Burst 4 x 5 ¼” and 3 7/8 x 5 1/8”
  • Whisper White 1 ½ x 4”

Instructions:

  • Stamp Marbled Background on smallest Berry Burst Panel with Berry Burst Ink
  • Adhere to larger Berry Burst Panel
  • Stamp Hello onto white strip in Berry Burst Ink. Stamp Friend in Black Ink.
  • Adhere a small section of a doily behind white layer. Adhere to Berry Burst Panel
  • Spritz with Black marker (place tip of marker in cap of marker and “flick”)
  • Adhere to Berry Burst Card.
  • Stamp flap of envelope with Berry Burst Ink and Marbled Background for a coordinated look.

Speaking of cards, I'm expecting some fun postcards from Thailand in my mailbox soon! Several of my demonstrator friends are either there or enroute for the annual Incentive Trip. I qualified for this trip but due to the extremely long flight and my hubby's back issues, we had to pass on this one. I know everyone will have a fabulous time. Stampin' Up! always spoils on these trips!

Stamp Slave Dave and I have already qualified for the 2018 trip to Alaska; we can't wait to cruise the Inside Passage and see the sights above! We went on the 2011 trip to Alaska and that has been the one we've enjoyed most out of all the trips we've been blessed to achieve.

Incentive trips, lifetime friendships, product pre-orders, income, free stamps, creative conferences…do any of these make your ears perk up? If so, you might find this is the perfect time to start your own Stampin' Up! business and get this new Carols of Christmas stamp set for free!

That's right, for only $99 plus tax (and you pay zip, zero, nada for shipping!) you get to choose $125 of any products in our catalog. During the month of July,  you also receive the following stamping essentials kit:

118485D Block – you get 2 of these, one to keep and one to share with a friend!
130148Grid Paper
103579Paper Snips
104332SNAIL Adhesive
102300Bone Folder

I honestly don't know of another business opportunity where only $99 gets you started. Just like Santa on Christmas Eve, this promotion will disappear on August 1st so don't miss it! If you have any questions, please do give me a shout.

p.s. if you enjoyed this marbled Hello Friend project, here are two more samples using the new In Color collection.

 

 

 

 

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Posted on June 26, 2017

Monday Morning Muse from the Stamp Maven

Classes / Events/ Stamping/ Videos

It's Monday Morning Muse from the Stamp Maven! I had a fabulous Saturday with stamping friends and I wanted to share it with you guys!

Doesn't this look like a blast? Well let me tell you, it sure was! We stamped six projects (the first picture here was one that I created, in it's “early stage” stamping by one of the Ruth's Chris servers), had a great meal, door prizes, but most of all…FUN! Here is a pdf with the two projects I designed.

June 24 project sheet

I used the new Daisy Delight Bundle from Stampin' Up! and another fun new stamp set, Great Big Greetings.

We design our projects so anyone can be successful, whether you've ever picked up a rubber stamp before or not! Feel free to print these out and give them a try.If you need to order any of the supplies, my online store is just a click away!

To see a short video as our event was starting, visit my Facebook page. I'd love for you to like my page and become a follower. I post different projects and info on all my social media sites and you don't want to miss anything now do you?! 🙂

My Stampin' Up! journey started 15 years ago and all I wanted was to save money on my hobby. Can you relate? Now that I'm down the road a bit, the discount is still nice, but it is the friends and events like the one above that mean the most. I can honestly say that so many of my customers and team members are true friends and when we gather to stamp and create, the magic happens. I almost can't explain it but I am so energized after one of our large events I cannot wait for the next one!

We had quite a few new stampers at this event; one flew in from Hawaii and one drove from Arizona! Many of us were strangers at the start but after a day of laughter and stamping, we are strangers no more!

If you might be at a point where this type of friendships and fun piques your interest, here's a little bit more about my team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Girls, INK.

I truly am grateful for all the Stampin' Up! has provided for my family and me. In addition to the friendships, my husband and I have gone on quite a few exciting all expenses paid trips; the next one will be to Alaska in 2018!

We earned this cruise in 2011, too and we can't wait to go back! My dream is to have some of my team with me on one of these trips…maybe it will be you! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my Monday Morning Muse from the Stamp Maven. I've been at work creating some new projects and video tutorials so I'll be sharing those soon!

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Posted on June 22, 2017

Daisy Punch Back in Stock!

Announcements/ Big Shot/ Product Information/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Daisy Punch Back in Stock! Oh happy day! 🙂

Stampin' Up! totally missed the boat on how popular this would be with the 50,000 global demonstrators during our new catalog preorder period! It went on backorder soon after our 2017-2018 Annual catalog debuted. 🙁

BUT 🙁 faces can now be 🙂 once again!The shelves are stacked with a new supply of the stamp sets and punches in this bundle (products can be purchased separately but you score a 10% discount if you purchase the bundle):

Look at some of the fun ideas using these products:

One way to make your daisies “pop” is to use a bone folder to curl the ends of your punched daisies. This really gives a life-like quality to your paper flowers!

Today I'm sharing the instructions for the second card pictured above. I love using fun folds like this one in my cards; what fold is your favorite? Leave a comment and maybe even a photo to share with my followers.

Supplies:

  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730), Gold Foil (132622), Calypso Coral (122925), Daffodil Delight (119683), Delightful Daisy DSP (144137)
  • Stamp Pads – Tranquil Tide (144085)
  • Misc. – Daisy Delight Bundle (145361),Big Shot (143263), Layering Circles Framelits (141705), Stitched Framelits (145372), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Dimensionals (104430), Gold Faceted Gems (144141), 1/2” circle punch (119689), Petal Burst Embossing folder (141493)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White 5 ½ x 8 ½” (score and fold at 4 ¼”), 5 3/8 x 4 1/8”, 3 x 6”
  • 3 x 3” Gold foil
  • 3 x 3” Calypso Coral
  • scrap of Daffodil delight
  • 2 x 5 3/8” Delightful Daisy DSP

Instructions:

  1. Stamp Thank You with Tranquil Tide on bottom center of card base.
  2. Emboss the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8” Whisper White with Petal Burst Embossing Folder.
  3. Attach the DSP to the backside of the embossed cardstock. Have the side that you want to show on the outside of the card facing up.
  4. Cut up 1 5/8” from the center of the Whisper White layer (2 11/16”). Score and fold from the top of the cut to the bottom corners of the card. Fold these up and attach with  dimensionals. Use snail to attach this layer to the card base.
  5. Using framelits – cut a 2” scallop out of gold foil, 1 7/8” stitched circle out of Coral Calypso cardstock. Punch ½” circle from Daffodil Delight cardfstock.
  6. Punch 2 daisies from Whisper White cardstock. Use snail adhesive to attach the 2 daisies. Attach Daffodil Delight circle to center of daisy.
  7. Layer Calypso Coral circle onto gold foil scallop. Use dimensionals to attach to center of card. Add Daisy with a dimensional. Add a Faceted gem to center of daisy.

If the daisy punch is on your wish list, I would purchase it today. The punch is so popular it could become unavailable again soon and Stampin' Up! won't receive another shipment until late July.

Click on a picture below to order any of the products used in today's project.

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Posted on June 21, 2017

Colorful Seasons

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Stamping

One of the things I miss most about living in Connecticut is the colorful seasons. We lived in a wooded area so the trees took on a different look with the changing of the season.

Stampin' Up!'s “Colorful Seasons” stamp set is the perfect choice, no matter what the time of year or season. Today's sample uses different shades of yellow and I hope reminds you of a recent trip to a sunny beach!

Notice the yellow gradations on the left side of this card. Using Stampin' Up!'s new Color Theory Designer Series Paper, you can easily add different splashes of color to your projects with one slice of your paper trimmer!  Each 6″ x 6″ double-sided sheet is acid and lignin free. Stampin' Up! colors featured are Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Whisper White. Mix and match for endless possibilities.

One of my favorite things about this stamp set is the font used for the greeting images:

Lest you think there would be a lot of “fussy cutting” for all these images, not to worry! There is a coordinating set of thinlits dies:

I've included the measurements and instructions below in case you want to create a stack of cards for yourself. When you need one you can just go to your stash instead of heading out to the store! 🙂

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsColorful Seasons (143726)
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake (120953); Basic Black (121045); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black (140931); Crumb Cake (126975); Crushed Curry (131173)
  • Misc. – Color Theory Designer Series Paper (145348); Delicate White Doilies (141701)       

Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake: 8 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black: 2 7/8” x 3 3/8”
  • Whisper white: 2 ¾” x 3 ¼”
  • Color Theory DSP: 5 ½” x 2”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp “thinking of you” on DSP and attach to left side of card front
  2. Stamp the frame of the chair in Crumb Cake
  3. Stamp the seat of the chair in Crushed Curry
  4. Stamp greeting in Basic Black
  5. Adhere stamped layer to Basic Black
  6. Adhere doily to back of Basic Black, and then attach unit to card front with Dimensionals

Need any supplies? just click on a picture below to order.

I'd love to see what you create using the Colorful Seasons stamp set! Email me a picture and, who knows; you just might be asked to be a guest blogger and share your project with all my readers. 🙂

 

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