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Posted on September 20, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming October 3!

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days

Hey Stampers! I really can't believe I am saying this but, 12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming October 3! You might ask, what is 12 Weeks of Christmas and why should you care it's coming October 3?

12 Weeks of Christmas is something I've done for quite a few years and it is one of my most popular promotions. And, best of all, it won't cost you a penny! This is a free, weekly email with a project tutorial for a card, bag, tag or gift item. This will help you take the frazzle and stress out of getting ready for the holidays! Here's a sample of a project you might expect.

12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming October 3!

Isn't this so cute? The best part? Here are the instructions, complete with supply list and measurements!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsSigns of Santa (147690); Signs of Santa Bundle (149967)
  • Card Stock – Poppy Parade (119793); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Black (132708); Garden Green (147809)
  • Misc. – Stampin’ Blends – Dark Poppy Parade (146879); Ivory (144606); Dark Daffodil Delight (144585); Light Smoky Slate (145054); Light Crumb Cake (144582); Cable Knit (143537); Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Big Shot (143263)

Measurements:

  • Poppy Parade – 4 ¼” x 11”; score at 2 ¾” x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White – 2 ½” x 4”, 4” x 5 ¼”, scrap

Instructions:

  1. With the 11” edge across the top and 2 ¾” score line to the left, fold first section back. Then fold on the 5 ½” score line in the opposite direction creating a “Z” fold card.
  2. Using the 2 ¾” x 4” piece of Whisper White card stock and the Cable Knit Embossing Folder, emboss for front panel of card. Adhere.
  3. Stamp both the compass and sign images in Memento Black ink onto the scrap of Whisper White card stock.
  4. Stamp the words “North Pole” onto sign image in Memento Black ink.
  5. Color sign with Stampin’ Blends.
  6. Cut out compass and sign using the Santa’s Signpost Framelits. Adhere both to the front of card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the Santa image and both sentiments onto the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White card stock as shown in Memento Black ink.
  8. Color Santa image using Stampin’ Blends and adhere panel to the inside of card.

If you currently receive my weekly emails, there's nothing for you to do. Starting on October 3, for 12 weeks, you'll receive the free tutorials as my gift! If you aren't a subscriber, just click HERE. You'll receive a free tutorial just for joining AND we won't spam you, ever! Our goal is always to deliver awesome content like free videos, project tutorials, tips, techniques, and, from time to time, special offers to help you be the most fabulous papercrafter ever! 🙂

 

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Posted on September 4, 2018

Take Your Pick Tool by Stampin’ Up!

Announcements/ Product Information

Hello Stampers! I hope you all had a relaxing “Labor Day”; kind of seems like it should be “Un-Labor Day” instead! 🙂 I got to spend most of the weekend stamping and planning projects for my upcoming events. Of course, that meant I was playing with all sorts of new products, like our new Take Your Pick Tool!

Take Your Pick Tool by Stampin' Up!

Every so often, Stampin' Up! comes up with a tool that is a game changer. We demonstrators have been asking for this sort of tool for awhile and now we've got it!

The last “game changer” type (in my humble opinion) was the stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus. It made two, three, and four step stamping SO easy for my customers. If you're not familiar with that tool, I'll have a video farther down in this post where you can check it out. But, back to the Take Your Pick Tool.

This little gem is designed to make working with small embellishments so much easier. The “putty” end is perfect for picking up sequins and placing them perfectly on your projects. The flat, spatula is designed to easily slip under adhesive backed elements such as rhinestones, pearls and enamel dots. There is also a paper piercing tool AND two sizes of stylus tips. Seriously, this is A-MAAAA-ZING! I grabbed a video done by one of our product specialists in the home office. Check it out:

You can order this tool starting tomorrow at my online store.

And…here's a quick video about the Stamparatus!

Remember, our Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow and you can see it online at my store. IF you need your own copy so you can look at all the fabulous new products no matter WHERE you are, just email me! Iif you aren't currently working with another awesome demonstrator, of course!)

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Posted on August 2, 2018

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

Announcements/ Product Information/ Stampin' Blends
  • 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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Posted on July 16, 2018

Green With Envy – LOVE the new Stampin’ Up! Green Hues!

Announcements/ Join My Team/ Paper crafting/ Paper Pumpkin

Green With Envy – LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Green Hues! Hey Stampers! My stamp clubs and classes this month used several of the new Stampin' Up! “greens”. I thought I would carry that green theme onto the blog for a few days this week.

Today's green is Mossy Meadow. If you've been around Stampin' Up! for awhile, you might remember this color from one of our In Color collections a few years back. I was SO happy to see this color return (along with Blackberry Bliss, from the same IC group)!

Green With Envy - LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Green Hues

The delicate image front and center on this card was cut with the Stitched Labels Framelits; another winner!

Instructions for this card follow at the end of the post. But first, I have a couple of reminders for you about the super UH-MAAAZING specials we have going on right now AND about my upcoming trip!

Stamp Slave,  Dave,  and I leave for Seattle on Thursday. We are spending the day with my brother and his family and then on Friday we're departing on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas for our Stampin' Up! Inside Passage Cruise.

If you'd like to see the itinerary, click here. I'm hoping to do postings on all my social media sites when we're in port so be sure to check often!

Second, remember there are several current specials that are too good to miss, no matter where you are in your Stampin' Up! journey!

Green With Envy - LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Green Hues!

NOW is the perfect time to join Stampin' Up!, whether you are hobby or business minded. The current special gives you over $200 of products for only $99…FREE SHIPPING! Click HERE to check this out.

For the month of July, you can also purchase 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get a 4th pack for free. Details HERE.

Last, but not least, have you wanted to give Paper Pumpkin, our monthly “crafting in a box” kit a try but just haven't gotten around to it yet? WELL, this is for you! From now, through August 10, for new subscribers you can get 50% off your first month! Just click HERE and use code BLOOM0818.

That's all I've got for today. Be sure to check back tomorrow for a new “green with envy” sample! 🙂

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsStitched All Around (146632);
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272);
  • Stamp Pads – Mossy Meadow Ink (147111);
  • Misc. – Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) (146926); Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (146828); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Snail Adhesive (104332); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)

Measurements:

  • Card Stock 1:      11” x 4 1/4”                            Card Base
  • DSP:                                 4” x 4”                                     Designer Series Paper
  • Card Stock 2:     3 1/2” x 3 1/2”                        Whisper White Scrap for Die Cut

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Thick Whisper White card stock in half creating your card base.
  2. Stamp the ‘Enjoy your special day’ sentiment on your Whisper White scrap card stock.
  3. Die cut your sentiment using the Stitched Labels Framelit die.
  4. Layer your DSP onto the Thick Whisper White cardstock base centered.
  5. Stamp your border on the top and bottom of the card front.
  6. Add the stamped die cut to the top of the card front with dimensionals.
  7. Add your rhinestone embellishments to taste.

 

 

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Posted on July 12, 2018

July is HOT HOT HOT…Miss It NOT NOT NOT!

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Join My Team/ Paper crafting

I kind of sound like Yoda there, don't I? 🙂 But, the temperature IS hot as Stampin' Up! has a few great offers during July!

First, let's talk about the Colorful Season Bundle and Watercolor Pencils in new colors!

July is HOT HOT HOT...Miss It NOT NOT NOT!

There are two ways to get this new product:

!. NOW, as part of your $125 in free product for just $99 PLUS free shipping AND your choice of a free ink pad family! This option is available to you when you join my team by July 31st.

If you want to choose this bundle and/or Watercolor Pencils as part of your starter kit, here are the codes.

1. Blended Seasons Bundle (Save 10% – Stamp Set & Framelits – #149894
2. Watercolor Pencils (10 new colors) – #14014
(Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy)
3. Blended Seasons Stamp Set – #149016
4. Stitched Seasons Framelits – #149013

2. In August, these products will be featured as part of our customer special and you can purchase at that time (while quantities last).

There are so many other bennies available to you as a member of my team and I'd love to tell you more…let's chat! Email me or call (214-293-4461) and we'll find out if this might be a right fit for you.

The other HOT offer is our Buy Three Get One Free Designer Series Paper Sale, happening now through July 31. Below are the packs available in this promotion.

Designer Series Paper Options

Item Description Page Price (USD) Price (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

See all the designs and/or purchase HERE.

Since Stamp Slave Dave and I will be leaving next week for our all expenses paid trip to Alaska (just one of the awesome benefits that can be yours as a demonstrator!), I wanted to be sure you know about these specials.

Here is a quick peek at our itinerary.

July is HOT HOT HOT...Miss It NOT NOT NOT!

Depending on the ship's internet, I hope to be posting a lot about our Alaskan adventures. We will be whale watching, helicoptering to a glacier and taking a train through the Yukon. That's in addition to all the pampering by Stampin' Up! onboard the ship.  Stay tuned…we're excited to share with you all!

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