Posted on August 16, 2018

New Holiday Catalog – Don’t Wait Until September 5 to Order!

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WHAT? I don't have to wait until September 5 to order from the new Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog?

New Holiday Catalog - Don't Wait Until September 5 to Order!

That's right! Santa can come early for YOU! How?

Join my Girls INK team of demonstrators from all over the country so you can order right now!

Here is a sneak peek of just a few of the product suites. There is something for everyone in this catalog, no matter what your style or tastes!

New Holiday Catalog - Don't Wait Until September 5 to Order!

You get to choose $125 of products from either our Annual Catalog or this seasonal one AND it only costs you $99 plus tax, no shipping! You also get one of our rockin' past Paper Pumpkin craft kits as an extra freebie. Where else can you get a lot of your favorite stamping supplies AND business tools for this price! The holidays are coming and, seriously, who doesn't need a little extra money?! No pressure, no commitment, your initial kit contents are yours to keep regardless and you've got 3-6 months to purchase at a minimum 20% savings.

Honestly, when I joined Stampin' Up! sixteen years ago, I wasn't looking to build a business; I just wanted to get a discount on products I loved. But, boy am I glad someone thought enough of me to talk to me about the opportunity. I'd love to tell you more or you can click here and check it out for yourself.

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Posted on August 14, 2018

On the Outside Looking In – Blended Seasons Stamp Set

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

Hey Stampers! I know it's “technically” still summer but here in Texas kids are heading back to school and, for the last few days, our weather has been rainy and cool, like fall. Today's project uses fall colors and shows you a technique using framelits that gives you an “outside looking in” effect!

On the Outside Looking In - Blended Seasons Stamp Set On the Outside Looking In - Blended Seasons Stamp Set

Isn't this cool? Kind of like a “card inside a card” Here are the instructions if you'd like to try. Also, Be sure to read all the way to the end of the post to see a couple of reminders. I don't want you to miss out on a couple of things! 🙂

Supplies:

  • Blended Seasons (149019 Wood Mount, 149016 Clear Mount), Blended Seasons Bundle (149893 Wood Mount, 149894 Clear Mount)
  • Stamp Pads: Early Espresso (147114)
  • Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Early Espresso (119686)
  • Misc.: Stitched Season Framelits Dies (149013), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (149014), Blender Pen (102845), Crumb Cake 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon (144162), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

 

Measurements:

  • Early Espresso:     5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Cherry Cobbler:    3 ¼” x 4 ½”
  • Crumb Cake:         2 ½” x 3 ½”

 

Instructions: (This card shows the inside of the card from the outside).

  1. Fold the Early Espresso card base in half. Stamp the leaf image in Early Espresso in each corner on the INSIDE of the card.
  2. Open the Early Espresso card, lay the largest frame die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits in the center of the card front (the part that does NOT have the leaves stamped on it). Cut out the frame with the Big Shot.
  3. Layer the Early Espresso frame on the inside of the card over the stamped leaf images using Dimensionals.
  4. Cut out a medium size label from Cherry Cobbler using the medium frame die from Stitched Seasons.
  5. Layer the Cherry Cobbler frame on to the Early Espresso frame using Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the words “Thank You” in Early Espresso ink on the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  7. In Early Espresso stamp a portion of the leaf stamp image below the word Thank You.
  8. Cut out the greeting and leaves with the smallest frame from the Stitched Seasons Framelits.
  9. Color the leaves using the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry used here). Blend the coloring with the Blender Pen.
  10. Adhere the Crumb Cake frame on to the Cherry Cobbler frame using Dimensionals.
  11. Tie a bow with the Crumb Cake ribbon.
  12. Attach the ribbon with a mini glue dot.

Reminders:

  • Blended Seasons Bundle only available through the end of August OR while supplies last. ORDER NOW and I'll send you some PDF tutorials to give you extra ideas!
  • You can still earn $5.00 bonus coupons for every $50 product purchase, no limits! Earn these in August and redeem in September. Here's a PDF with the most common Q & A's: Bonus Days FAQ

 

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Posted on August 9, 2018

Join me tonight at 7:00 PM CST on Facebook LIVE!

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Hey Stampers! I hope you'll be able to join me tonight at 7:00 PM CST on Facebook LIVE! Why? It's Thursday so I thought a fun “Technique Thursday” would be in order! Several of you have been asking to learn (or re-learn) some new ways to make your handmade cards stand out! Tonight I'll be teaching the “spotlighting” technique, shown below.

Join me tonight at 7:00 PM CST on Facebook LIVE!

Our swap challenge this month was to make a tag using this technique. There is more than one way to do this and I'll be sharing a couple of ways tonight AND I'll be making this card. I colored my flowers using our new Stampin' Blends so I'll be giving you some tips for using this fabulous coloring tool as well.

Come and join the fun! Right here at 7:00 PM CST. (use link or sign into Facebook at 7:00 and search “stampmaven”).

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Posted on August 7, 2018

Why Should I Buy Stampin’ Up!’s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

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Hey Stampers! Today I wanted to tackle a question I've been getting from some customers. Why should I buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?  This product is only available for one month so why do I need it? This is such a great question and I've got a couple of answers.

First, while this stamp set is only available during August, you will be able to use it for years to come. This stamp set was designed to be versatile, perfect for more than one season and occasion.

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

You'll notice there are floral, fall foliage, and winter/Christmas images. There are six sentiments, covering any occasion or event.

Another reason you might want to add this to your collection is there is a coordinating set of framelits dies so you can create beautiful layers in a snap.

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

The best value would be to purchase the stamp set and dies as a set or “bundle” and save 10%! The bundle is available in both clear and wood mount.

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

Now, last, but not least, here is the best reason you need this stamp set and/or bundle. You can color purple flowers! You DID know my favorite color is purple, right?! 🙂

 

Why Should I Buy Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons Stamp Set?

This sample was colored with the new assortment of Watercolor Pencils, which are only available while supplies last. I can see so many different sentiments for this card. As a matter of fact, I think I'll make several sets of these, with sentiment pieces, put together in one of our acetate card boxes. What a great gift!

If you'd like the PDF tutorial for this card, just click below, and save to your computer.

Blended Seasons watercolor card

That's all for today! Please do email me if I can help you at all! Need any Stampin' Up! supplies? Shop HERE.

 

 

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Posted on August 2, 2018

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin’ Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

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  • Hey Stampers! It's now officially August and you can get your hands on our Limited Edition Blended Seasons Bundle! You are going to love the versatility of these products!

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition ProductsTwo NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

The seasonal images will have you creating special cards all year long! The Watercolor Pencils are brand new,  featuring colors not found in the other collection we offer, and…don't forget! You'll save 10% when you order the stamp set and framelits “bundle“!

Enjoy today's projects. The first one features Watercolor Pencils and the second uses Stampin' Blends!

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

Supplies

  • Stamp SetsBlended Season (C-149016) (W-149019)
  • Card Stock – Granny Apple Green (146990); Shimmer White (101910);                     Vellum (101856)
  • Stamp Pads – Stazon Jet Black (101406)
  • Misc. – Blender Pens (102845); Stitched Seasons Framelits (149013); Dimensionals (104430); Twinkle Adhesive-backed Sequins (146287); Big Shot Machine (143263); Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (149014)

Measurements

  • Gable Green Card Stock:                     8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • Shimmery White Card Stock:             5 1/4” x 4” , 2” x 2”
  • Vellum Card Stock:                               2” x 2” , 4” x 3”

Instructions

  1. Fold 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” of Granny Apple Green card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Cut a ‘hole’ out of the center of the front of the card using the largest label from the Stitched Seasons Framelits pack. Set aside.
  3. Stamp the floral image and sentiment onto the large piece of Shimmery White card stock and one flower onto the 2” x 2” piece using Stazon Jet Black ink.
  4. Using the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 pack color the flowers as desired and smooth the design using a Blender Pen.
  5. Fussy Cut the individual flower from Step #3.
  6. Cut a ‘hole’ out of the center of the front of the card using the largest label from the Stitched Seasons Framelits pack and the Big Shot Machine.
  7. From the Vellum Card Stock cut the flower swag and leaf/flower combine using the Big Shot and the dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits.
  8. Adhere the large piece of Shimmery White card stock to the card front from the inside the images show through the hole created in step #2.
  9. Adhere the vellum pieces from Step #7 to the card front.
  10. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the fussy cut flower over the vellum pieces.
  11. Randomly adhere 5-7 Twinkle Adhesive-backed Rhinestones as desired.

Two NEW Project Sheets Using Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Limited Edition Products

Supplies

  • Stamp sets: Blended Seasons (149016)
  • Stampin’ Blends: Poppy Parade Combo Pack (147275); Granny Apple Green Combo Pack (147274)
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black (101406); Granny Apple Green (147095)
  • Paper: Whisper White (100730); Granny Apple Green (146990)
  • Other: SNAIL adhesive (104332), Layering Ovals framelits (141706), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements

  • Whisper White: 4” x 5 1/4”; 3” x 1 3/4”
  • Granny Apple Green: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”

Instructions

  1. Fold Granny Apple Green card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Ink flower stamp using StazOn ink and stamp onto Whisper White layer
  3. Color flower image using Stampin’ Blends. Adhere layer to card base.
  4. Ink phrase image using Granny Apple Green and stamp onto Whisper White piece.
  5. Die-cut phrase oval using Big Shot and Layering Ovals framelits.
  6. Attach phrase to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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