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Posted on July 6, 2017

Marbled Hello Friend

Join My Team/ Samples/ Stamping

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.

 

 

 

 

Posted on June 30, 2017

Are You in Love with Lemon Lime Twist?

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Paper crafting

Lemon Lime Twist

Whether you are in love with Lemon Lime Twist or you're still on the fence with this new Stampin' Up! In Color, I think you'll love today's projects!

Which is your favorite? Please tell me in a comment below!

Card instructions, supply lists and measurements follow.

If I've inspired you and now you are in love with Lemon Lime Twist, just click on a picture at the end of my post to order any supplies you might need for these projects.

Thinking of you Card

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsColorful Seasons (143726)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Rich Razzleberry (115316); Old Olive (100702)
  • Stamp Pads – Rich Razzleberry (126950); Old Olive (126953); Lemon Lime Twist (144086)
  • Misc. – Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White:     5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (scored at 4 1/4″)         2 3/8” x 4”        1/2″ x 2″
  • Rich Razzleberry: 2 7/8” x 4 1/2″              2” x 2 1/2″        5/8” x 2”
  • Old Olive:              2 5/8” x 4 1/4″

Instructions:

  1. Use Lemon Lime Twist ink to stamp the detailed leaf image onto the Whisper White card base starting on the outside edges and working towards the middle.
  2. Adhere the Rich Razzleberry mat at an angle onto the stamped card base.
  3. Using Rich Razzleberry ink stamp off once onto scrap paper and then stamp the solid leaf image in the center of the Whisper White rectangle.
  4. Use Lemon Lime Twist ink to stamp the solid leaf image angled onto either side of the Rich Razzleberry leaf.
  5. Use Old Olive ink to stamp the detailed leaf image over the solid Lemon Lime Twist leaves.
  6. Adhere the fully stamped piece onto the Old Olive mat.
  7. Use Rich Razzleberry ink to stamp the sentiment onto the strip of Whisper White and then adhere this onto the Rich Razzleberry strip of cardstock.
  8. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the art piece to the card base. Use Dimensionals to also adhere the sentiment.
  9. Using the detailed leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits cut out one Rich Razzleberry leaf and adhere this with Multipurpose Liquid Glue over the stamped Rich Razzleberry leaf.
  10. Finish with 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Happy Birthday Card

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsN/A
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730) Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Paper (144145) Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock (144124)
  • Stamp Pads – N/A
  • Misc. –Layering Circle Framelits (141705) Happy Birthday Thinlits (143700) Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon (144135) 2017-19 In Color Bitty Bows (144217)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White cardstock 11” x 5.5”
  • Foil Frenzy Specialty Paper 4” x 5.25”
  • Scrap Foil Frenzy specialty paper 3.5” x 3.5”
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 3.5” x 3.5”

Instructions:

  1. Score and Fold the 11” x 5.5” piece of whisper white cardstock
  2. Cut piece of Lemon Lime Twist foil frenzy specialty paper to 4” x 5.25”
  3. Die Cut the 3.5” x 3.5” inch piece of Foil frenzy with largest circle in the layering circles collection
  4. Die Cut the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with the Happy Birthday Thinlit
  5. Wrap length of Lemon Lime Twist finely woven ribbon top to bottom as seen in photo on the 4” x 5.25” piece of Foil Frenzy specialty designer paper
  6. Adhere the 4” x 5.25” piece of Foil Frenzy specialty paper to front of scored and folder whisper white cardstock
  7. Add die cut circle foil side down to cardfront
  8. Add die cut Happy Birthday to circle
  9. Add lemon lime twist bitty bow to Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are now in love with Lemon Lime Twist.

Posted on June 29, 2017

Crafting Forever! Do Something Creative Every Day!

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Crafting Forever! Do something creative every day…great words by which to live, don't you think? 🙂

This card (supplies, instructions and product links are listed at the end of this post) showcases all the latest Stampin' Up! In Colors: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. I just love the names of the colors in this collection. Have you picked a favorite yet?

My favorite (at least for today) is Fresh Fig and of course I had to own everything in that color!

If you have lots of the In Color products on your list, you'll want to take advantage of Bonus Days coming in the month of July!

For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), Stampin’ Up! will email you a $5 coupon to use in August! 

Print and fill out this Wish List so you'll be ready to shop!

Stampin_ Up! Wishlist 2017-2018

Demonstrators get to take advantage of this promotion (and with our discount, that means I can buy more…woo hoo!). If you missed yesterday's post, I gave you all the scoop for our Christmas in July promotion, geared towards new demonstrators. That means, if you decide to join Stampin' Up! you can “double dip” and take advantage of BOTH promotions!

PROJECT INFO:

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets Crafting Forever (143955 Wood)(143958 Clear)
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst (144243); Powder Pink (144246); Whisper White (100730); Lemon Lime Twist (144245)
  • Stamp Pads – Crumb Cake (126975); Tuxedo Black Memento (132708); Berry Burst (144083);Fresh Fig (144082);Lemon Lime Twist (144086);Powder Pink (144084); Tranquil Tide (144085)
  • Misc. – Layering Circles Framelits (141705); Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (141468); Stampin’ Dimensionals; Aqua Painters (103945)

Measurements:

  • Berry Burst (base) 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Whisper White: 4 ½” x 2 ½”; 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Powder Pink: 4 ¾” x 2 ¾”
  • Lemon Lime Twist: 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Instructions:

    1. Emboss the front of the Berry Burst card base with the Sparkle Folder and the Big Shot.
    2. Stamp five pegs in Basic Black ink on the Whisper White cardstock.
    3. Colour each peg with a different In Color using Aqua Painters – Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lim Twist and Tranquil Tide. Color the pegs with Crumb Cake and Aqua Painters.
    4. Mat the stamped piece on the Powder Pink and glue both to the front of the card.
    5. Stamp the sentiment on the Whisper White small piece and cut out with the corresponding circle die.
    6. Add some swipes of Berry Burst, Powder Pink inks across the sentiment with the Aqua Painter.
    7. Cut a Lemon Lime Twist mat for the sentiment with a larger circle die. Glue the sentiment to this piece.
    8. Cut a 4” piece of Berry Burst ribbon, cut in from one end and pull a thread to crinkle the ribbon.
    9. Glue the ribbon to the back of the circles and pop up on the lower right side of the stamped Whisper White piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope today's sample inspires you to do something creative every day and remember my motto…CRAFTING FOREVER! 🙂

 

Posted on June 28, 2017

Christmas is Coming in July!

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Join My Team/ Paper crafting

Christmas is coming in July and I want you to get the gift!

I'd like to ask a favor. Please read this post all the way to the end and watch the short video. If you see something that might fit for you, let's chat!

Have you ever asked yourself if the Stampin' Up! Opportunity is right for YOU? If you've been involved in papercrafting you have most likely been to a Stampin' Up! party or class and maybe have even been asked if you'd like to become a demonstrator. I'll bet you have no clue what a “demonstrator” does.

We have an awesome promotion starting on July 1 and I would hate for you to miss it if the Stampin' Up! Opportunity IS right for you. The paper Snips and SNAIL Adhesive are only two of the “Christmas in July” gifts that come with the Starter Kit during the month of July.

The Starter Kit already includes:

  • $125 of any catalog product for $99 plus tax
  • FREE shipping
  • $65 in business supplies

From July 1 – 31 Santa Claus will also be bringing a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52. The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog will also be included ($20 value).

I've been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for 15 years, the last ten of which I have been a “career” demonstrator. What's that you might ask?

As a career-minded demonstrator, I am in this to MAKE MONEY, not just SPEND MONEY. When I first joined Stampin' Up!, it was purely to get the discount. There is nothing wrong with that; I have lots of “hobby” demonstrators on my team. But the truth is, if this is your hobby I would bet more money is going out the door than is coming in. Again, if this works for your situation that's great. That is exactly what I did for the first few years. After awhile though I found myself wondering if I could really make money with this. I saw other demonstrators making money, having fun with their customers and teams, setting their own hours, going on great trips, and so much more. If they could do this, why couldn't I?

I started asking questions and getting more information. Within a short time, I was actually MAKING money! My husband started paying attention and when I earned our first incentive trip, he was sold! He has actually been my business partner now for years and is a big part of my successful stamping business.

I absolutely LOVE what I do and today I'd like to share a little bit about my team, Girls, INK,  and see how we might be a fit for you and your needs.

Now…one last thing…watch this short video about one of our awesome Stampin' Up! events.

OK, I've just got one question. If you love to have all the latest in papercrafting supplies, would like to make extra money, meet new friends, , and set your own hours, don't you think it would be worth an investment of $99?

Let's chat soon so you can celebrate Christmas in July!

 

 

 

 

Posted on June 27, 2017

Tarnished Foil Technique – You MUST Try This!

Big Shot/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips/ Videos

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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