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Posted on June 7, 2018

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin’ Up!?

Paper crafting/ Product Information/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! I'm taking a poll today. Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

Mine is definitely Grapefruit Grove!

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

All of the colors are bold and bright but Grapefruit Grove totally has me over the moon! Hmmm…do you think it could be that it reminds me of a Dreamsickle Bar??? I loved eating those as a kid and still buy them from time to time.

Leave a comment here at the end of this post or email me with your favorite new In Color and tell me why you love it! It will be interesting to see which is the favorite.

Today's share is a simple project using each one of the new colors…enjoy! Instructions follow at the end of the post.

Which is YOUR Favorite New In Color from Stampin' Up!?

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsSwirly Frames (146519); Love What You Do (148042)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White Card Stock (140272); Whisper White Card Stock (100730); Basic Black Card Stock (121045)
  • Stamp Pads – 2018-2020 In Color Classic Ink Pads (147153); Memento Ink (132708)
  • Misc. – Pretty Label Punch (143715); 1-3/4” Circle Punch (119850); Paper Piercing Tool (126189); Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Nature’s Twine (146352); Metallics Sequin Assortment (144214); Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White:    8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White:                scrap for pretty label punch
  • Basic Black:                       scrap for 1-3/4” circle

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the smallest circle frame once in each of the 5 in colors on the card base.
  2. Stamp ‘thank you’ from the Love What You Do stamp set onto the scrap of white cardstock using memento ink.
  3. Punch out using the pretty label punch.
  4. Using the Stampin’ Pierce Mat and Paper Piercing Tool, poke holes along the upper and lower rounded parts of the punch shape.
  5. Add pierced shape to a 1-3/4” basic black circle.
  6. Add this to the card base using dimensionals.
  7. Cut a 6” piece of the Grapefruit Grove twine and separate the threads. Layer together 4 threads and tie a bow.
  8. Add the bow to the corner of the greeting using a mini glue dot.
  9. Add 3 black sequins to the card front.

If you want to purchase any of these yummy new colors, you can get them all at my online store.

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Posted on May 30, 2018

2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Share

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! I hope you've been browsing your new catalog and have seen all the beautiful new Designer Series Paper in the new Stampin' Up! catalog going live on June 1st. I have to say I think SU has really stepped up their game and offered some fabulous new patterns. I'm excited to offer these in my 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share.

If you're not familiar with a paper share, here's the scoop. For one low price, you are able to get a sample of all the new Designer Series Paper in the upcoming 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog. There are so many great, new choices, including: (photos don't do these justice at all).

2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share

In my Paper Share this year, not only will you get samples of ALL of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper (DSP), you'll also get coordinating cardstock! If you purchased full packages of all the DSP you would spend over $200! Instead, why not join my share and you'll get a sample of all the papers . You can then order the packs of your favorites after you've seen them all in person. You'll also get a sample of one of the new ribbons in your paper share package as a little bonus.

By offering coordinating cardstock in the paper share, I hope you'll actually USE your DSP samples instead of just hoarding it!  🙂 Of course, I'll be sending project ideas in my customer emails as well as posting on Facebook, Twitter, my blog, and Instagram to give you some inspiration.

As a member of my paper share you'll receive:

SIX (6) pieces of 4″ x 6″ pieces from each of these Designer Series Papers (60 total pieces)

•Tea Room
•Broadway Bound
•Share What You Love
•Twinkle Twinkle
•Under the Mistletoe
•Nature's Poem
•Petal Promenade
•Tranquil Textures
•Animal Expedition
•Best Route

TWELVE (12) 6″ x 6″ pieces from each of these Paper Packs (24 total pieces)

•Garden Impression
•Tropical Escape

Eighty-Four (84) coordinating card bases

RESERVE YOURS NOW – cost is $48 for paper share and $8 for priority shipping so total of only $56!!

Orders will be taken through May 31st. I have a limited number of paper shares available so order soon before these sell out.

To order, just click the link below to go to Paypal!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

If you don't use PayPal, Email me or call (214-293-4461) to discuss payment arrangements.

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Posted on May 10, 2018

Last Day To Grab Free Card Kits!

Online Stamp Clubs/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers! Just a reminder that today is the last day to grab free card kits! Place any order of $35 or more at my online store and you'll get the kits and PDF tutorials to make these cards.

Last Day To Grab Free Card Kits!

You must use hostess code 3CR4XTFQ when you order to get the kits. Included in the kits are all the consumables, including envelopes! The new Share What You Love Designer Series Paper used in my cards is on backorder but I have enough to include extras in your kits! This is one of my favorite things in the new catalog!

If you need an order suggestion, why not get one of the new Share What You Love Bundles, loaded with new products AND free items but only available during May.

Last Day To Grab Free Card Kits!

When the new catalog debuts on June 1, you'll still be able to order the individual items in the bundles, but you won't be able to get the free products and the “Statement of My Heart” exclusive stamp set is only available in the “Gotta Have It All Bundle”!

Last Day To Grab Free Card Kits!

This is an updated version of our “demo creed” released for our 30th anniversary but I think it really speaks to what we all do as papercrafters. I know I surely loved sharing my creativity long before I actually joined the Stampin' Up! family.

Thanks for popping in today and if you need anything at all just give me a shout!

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Posted on May 7, 2018

Stampin’ Up! Wish List For You

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Product Information

Hey Stampers! Hope you all had a fabulous Cinco de Mayo! We had a party at work on Friday, complete with a pinata and taco bar. I guess that made it Quatro de Mayo! Then hubby and I went out for some Mexican food after work; one can never have too much of that! Now, another thing I don't think you can have to much of is Stampin' Up! products! 🙂 Do you have everything on your wish list? Do you HAVE a wish list? Well, today I just happen to have a Stampin' Up! Wish List For You!

WishList

It's almost new catalog time and guess what that means,

Loads of new products, fun things to be seen!

New paper, new ink pads, new colors galore,

Imagine UPS bringing it all to your door!

 

But first there is something that just MUST be done,

You've got to fill your wish list, c’mon have some fun!

Your catalog is coming, of that have no doubt,

If you are my customer, no reason to pout.

 

I’ve ordered cases and cases a plenty you see,

When they arrive I’ll be overjoyed and filled with glee.

I’ll hop in my car and plan out my route,

At each customer’s house I will hear a great shout.

 

Is your name on my list for a catalog to see?

Already have a Demo? Contact her please, not me.

Don’t have a Demo, then please do reach out,

By phone (214-293-4461) or by email, just give me a shout!

 

Now before I end my fun little rhyme,

A little advice I’ll impart at this time,

Save this wish list or maybe print out one or two,

Then when you're catalog arrives…you know what to do!

Before I sign out for today, here's a card using new products available in the Gotta Have It All Bundle:

Stampin' Up! Wish List For You

You can already order this bundle or one of the other three; check them out here. If you order any one of the bundles from me, I'll email you some PDF tutorials with fresh new ideas!

Have a Tiggeriffic day!

 

 

 

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Posted on April 26, 2018

Why Do We Send Greeting Cards?

Classes / Events/ Join My Team/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers! It is FRIIIDAAY for me! I'm heading off to a stamping retreat with some of my downline and customers. My friend Irene organizes this retreat a few times a year. I so look forward to it; I get lots of things on my crafting “to do” list accomplished at these weekends. I have lots of new products to play with and will be creating my May events projects. I have lots of fun things coming up so, if you don't receive my email newsletter, you'll definitely want to sign up (just put your name and email above)! You'll get a free gift immediately and also I'll send you a video series that you'll enjoy.

Have you ever thought about why we send out greeting cards to our family and friends; how did this tradition start in the first place? I did some research that I wanted to share with you today.

The History of Greeting Cards
(from the Postcard and Greeting Card Museum – www.emotionscards.com)

Sending greeting cards to friends and family is a tradition that goes back about 200 years. They were mostly sent by the elite and wealthy in the early to mid 1800's. Most of the early greeting cards were hand delivered and many were quite expensive, but they soon gained mass popularity with the introduction of the world's first postage stamp issued in 1840 and a few ambitious printer's and manufacturer's perfecting printing methods, hiring artists and designed both elaborate expensive cards as well as simple affordable ones by the 1850's.

As you visit our galleries you will see that cards of the past were fine pieces of art. Manufacturer's used quality artists and many of the large manufacturer's held “art” competitions to generate interest and to get new ideas for cards. Some of these competitions awarded as much as $1,000.00 to the winner!

The oldest known greeting card in existence is a Valentine made in the 1400's and is in the British Museum. New Year's cards can be dated back to this period as well, but the New Year greeting didn't gain popularity until the late 1700's. The Valentine and Christmas Card were the most popular cards, with Valentine's offering us the most “mechanical”, “pop-up” and filigree cards, followed by Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Cards gained their highest popularity in the late 1800's and early 1900's offering us cards with some of the most unusual art. The Victorian age give us the most prolific cards.

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, when lovers said or sang their Valentines. Written Valentines began to appear after 1400. Paper Valentines were exchanged in Europe where they were given in place of Valentine gifts. Handmade paper Valentines were especially popular in England. In the mid to early 1800's, Valentines began to be assembled in factories. Early manufactured Valentines were black and white pictures painted by workers in a factory. Esther Howland (see below) known as the Mother of the Valentine made fancy Valentines with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap”. She introduced the Paper Lace Valentine in the mid 1800's. By the end of the 1800's, Valentines were being made entirely by machine.

Christmas cards were introduced and popularized by John Calcott Horsley, the artist of what is known as the world's first Christmas Card and Louis Prang, known as the Father of the American Christmas Card.

The rest is History. With the exchange of New Year's, Valentine's, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Birthday Cards, just to name a few, there is probably no occasion that doesn't have its own greeting card!

Kind of interesting, ‘eh?

There are lots of amazing new products coming in the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog; they'll make creating your own handmade greeting cards fun and easy! The samples below are made with exclusive bundles that customers can pre-order in May:

Customer Pre-order Bundles

Why Do We Send Greeting Cards?

Oh, one more thing. If you have any interest in saving money, you can get one of the bundles as part of a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit.  You can choose any products up to $125 and pay only $99 plus NO SHIPPING! Whether you are looking for a  business or just want to save money on your favorite products, this might be a great option for you!

HAVE a great weekend and be sure to check out retreat happenings with me on Facebook. I'll be posting LIVE throughout the weekend!

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