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Posted on August 14, 2017

Lovely Words Thinlits Friend Mini Crate

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Hey stampers! Today's project is a Lovely Words Thinlit Friend Mini Crate. I actually whipped this up when I got home from work today. Seriously, it took me less than 30 minutes, start to finish.

I love the Wood Crate Die for making little gifts for my friends, customers and downline. I am over the moon excited that Stampin' Up! will be putting  packages of 3″ x 3″ Whisper White envelopes into the upcoming holiday catalog going live on September 1. It is so easy to create a special notecard using our paper and embellishments. Adding a coordinating envelope is the perfect finishing touch for this Mini Wood Crate Die project.

Let me share how I put this project together.

First, I chose my paper for the little notecard. I picked the Daffodil Delight/Old Olive flower piece from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack for the top layer. I cut a 6″ x 3″piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock for my base, a 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ piece of Old Olive Cardstock for the next layer, finishing with the DSP on the top. I used a 3″ piece of Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched ribbon (I used the side with little lines; the other side has little x's…TWO choices with one roll of ribbon!) and incorporated the “friend” die from the Lovely Words Thinlits. I cut “friend” out of Dazzling Diamonds Paper and used a Stampin' Sponge to add a little pop of Old Olive ink on top. I used my Paper Snips to cut out the word, rather than leaving it in the frame. These little dies are so versatile! I'm working on a video to show you different ways they can be used.

For the finishing touches to my notecard I found a button in my voluminous collection (yes, I am a button hoarder!) to pop onto the front of the crate and I added a piece of coordinating DSP to the inside of the envelope.

To order any of the supplies used for this project, just click on a picture below.

ps: if you aren't currently using a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours and to send you the new Holiday Catalog. Just shoot me an email with your contact info and I'll get one out to you right away!

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Posted on August 1, 2017

Tuesday Tip – Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons

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Hey stampers! Today, in addition to a video and sample, I wanted to share all the buzz about Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Coupons! In case you might be wondering

  • How do I redeem my Bonus Days Coupons?
  • What products should I use for my coupons?
  • When do my Bonus Days Coupons expire?
  • Can I redeem my coupons all at once?
  • Is there a special offer from Stampin' Up! in August?

I've got you covered with answers to all of the above questions!

You may redeem your Bonus Days Coupons on ANY Stampin' Up! product. BUT, I might suggest the brand new Carols of Christmas bundle, which includes the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and coordinating Card Front Builder Dies).

This is the August special offer–an early release from the upcoming Holiday Catalog (goes live in September). Here are a few samples:

This short video shows you even more!

If you are redeeming your coupon codes with an online order, read these instructions first:

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There is no limit to the number of coupons you may use during the redemption period, August 1-31. You cannot use your coupons towards a starter kit but you CAN use them towards a new prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Coupon codes are not case sensitive. However, you MUST include the dash in the middle of the code.

I hope my post today gave you some useful info about redeeming your Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Coupons. If you are ready to shop and redeem your coupons, click here.

 

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Posted on June 27, 2017

Tarnished Foil Technique – You MUST Try This!

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Oh my,  I am in love with the tarnished foil technique. I created this card over the weekend. My local and online July clubs will be making this card for one of our projects.

I didn't make it specifically as a masculine card, but I think it is perfect for any of our guys.

I recorded a video to show you the steps in the tarnished foil technique and also written instructions, supplies and measurements below.

If you need any of the supplies to make this project, just click on any picture below to order.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsGreat Big Greetings (143685), Sharing Sweet Thoughts (w-144048, c-144051)
  • Card Stock – Basic Black (121045), Cajun Craze (119684), Very Vanilla (101650)
  • Stamp Pads – Archival Black Ink (140931); Archival Gray Ink (140932), Versamark (102283)
  • Misc. – Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (143704), 1/4” Copper Trim (144179); Silver Metallic Thread (138402); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Sponges (141337), Copper Foil Sheets (142020), Copper (141636), Gold (109129), Silver (109131) Embossing Powder, Heat Tool (129053)

Measurements:

  • Cajun Craze:                8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 4” x 2 ½”, 3” x ¼”
  • Basic Black:                 5 1/4” x 4″
  • Very Vanilla:                 3” x 1 1/4”
  • Copper Foil:                 4” x 2 ¼”

Instructions:

  1. Fold Cajun Craze Cardstock in half to create card base.
  2. Run Basic Black Cardstock through the Big Shot with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and attach to card base,
  3. Drag black ink across foil paper. Using Versamark, randomly stamp butterflies from Sharing Sweet Thoughts on top, pour Gold Embossing Powder on top and heat with Heat Tool. Stamp a few more butterflies with Versamark and heat using Silver Embossing Powder. Run through Big Shot using Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.
  4. Tap Versamark onto some of the raised leaves, pour copper embossing Powder on top and heat. Repeat using Silver Embossing Powder (tip: if you get too much powder in one area, just lightly brush off using your finger before you heat).
  5. On small Vanilla piece, stamp I Heart You sentiment from Great Big Greetings using Versamark. Pour Copper Embossing Powder on top and heat. Using sponge and black ink, distress vanilla piece and flag the right end.
  6. Attach the small Cajun Craze piece on the bottom of vanilla piece and then run several lines of SNAIL across the back. Using the Silver Metallic Thread and Copper Trim, create loops as desired and attach this piece to card front using Dimensionals.

Leave me a comment once you try this awesome tarnished foil technique! I'd also love to see your project if you'd like to email me a picture.

 

 

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Posted on June 13, 2017

NEW Dragonfly Dreams Online Class

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Today's the day I roll out my NEW Dragonfly Dreams Online Class to my newsletter subscribers:

I am so excited to offer this class! You'll find three amazing projects with a video tutorial and PDF for each, plus lots additional tips & techniques for using the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set/ Thinlit Dies. These are such versatile products allowing both the beginner and seasoned crafter many creative options. Your imagination will run wild; of course, there's always Pinterest! 🙂

If you haven't seen the stamp set or dies, here they are:

You can see these and other coordinating products at my shopping page by clicking on any picture below.

Knowing so many of my local customers absolutely love these products,  I wanted to offer an online class to share with everyone!

This class will be available to anyone, BUT I'm offering a 72 hour early-bird pricing special only to my newsletter subscribers. If you aren't yet a subscriber, just fill out the info in the right sidebar above. In addition to this new class offer, you'll receive a FREE project tutorial and other special gifts just for you!

If you missed yesterday's post, I feature another Dragonfly Dreams project…enjoy!

Stampin' Up! has so many other products; Our 2016-2017 Annual Catalog was just release June 1. If you haven't seen it yet and don't have your own Demonstrator I'd love to send you a catalog! Email me and I'll get back with you right away.

 

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Posted on June 6, 2017

In Color With Berry Burst and Label Me Pretty

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For today's project I am sharing an In Color with Berry Burst and Label Me Pretty Card.

I am seeing this new In Color used a lot. It pairs very nicely with so many Stampin' Up! colors.

In case you've missed seeing the new 2017-2019 In Color Collection, here are the five new colors:

With the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set, you'll get several sentiment choices, so you'll be ready for any occasion. The coordinating punch will make putting together your cards a breeze! This bundle comes in both wood and clear mount so whichever you prefer, we've got you covered!

Card instructions, including measurements, follow below. If you want to add this bundle to your collection (and I know you will!), just click on a picture below.

I'm using this bundle in my Online Stamp Club this month, so be sure you've subscribed to my email newsletter so you can get in on those projects, too! Just fill in your info up top. You'll even get a free project tutorial just for signing up!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsLabel Me Pretty Bundle (wood mount – 145304), Label Me Pretty Bundle (Clear Mount –  145305), Touches of Texture  (Wood Mount – 141934), Touches of Texture (Clear Mount – 143251)
  • Card Stock – Pool Party Cardstock (122924); Crushed Curry Cardstock (131199); Berry Burst Cardstock (144243)
  • Stamp Pads –Berry Burst (144083); Pool Party (126982)
  • Misc. –1-3/8” Circle Punch (119860); Big Shot (143263); Oh My Stars Embossing Folder (143710); Glitter Enamel Dots (144200); Crushed Curry 3/8” Mini Chevron Ribbon (144197); SNAIL Adhesive (104332) or Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Pool Party Cardstock: 11” x 4-1/4”; 3” x 2” Scrap
  • Berry Burst Cardstock: 4-1/4 x 1-3/4”
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock: 3” x 2” scrap
  • 14” Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon

Instructions:

  1. Fold 11” x 4-1/4” Pool Party Cardstock in half and crease with bone folder to form card base. Stamp the large paint spatter image from Touches of Texture stamp set with Pool Party ink at top left and bottom right of card base. Stamp inside bottom right card base as well.
  2. Run Berry Burst Cardstock through Big Shot with embossing folder and adhere to card base with SNAIL or Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Take length of ribbon and tie around the front of the card base in knot on left side of card. Trim ends.
  3. Stamp background label image on Pool Party scrap using Berry Burst Ink.   Punch out with Pretty Label. Stamp Thank You greeting on Crushed Curry scrap using Berry Burst ink and punch out with circle punch. Adhere together with SNAIL or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Adhere label to front of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Scatter some of the Glimmer Dots across front of card.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope this In Color With Berry Burst and Label Me Pretty card inspired you to get creative! 🙂

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