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Posted on October 16, 2017

Fall Inspiration With Colorful Seasons

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Product Information/ Samples

Hello stampers! What a great weekend I had! The weather here in Texas was nice and I got to spend yesterday afternoon working on a Homecoming Mum. Now, I'm from California and we did not have anything remotely like this. A “mum” was a real flower mum and went into a small corsage on your wrist or dress.  I can't post a picture yet because we are keeping it a surprise from my grandson's girlfriend. Let me just say it is BIG! When I asked another mom who has made plenty of these if it is too big she said oh no; go BIG or go home! So, there you go, a learning opportunity! But, I digress, let's get back to the main reason for my post today. I want to share some fall inspiration with Colorful Seasons.

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This stamp set is another one of my personal favorites in the Holiday Seasonal Catalog; the images and greetings are charming and offer cardmaking versatility for every occasion year round.

Fall Inspiration With Colorful SeasonsFall Inspiration With Colorful Seasons

Notice on the card just above, some of the little pieces were poked out with a paper piercing tool and some of the pieces remained in the leaf. This gives a fun, unique look.

Fall Inspiration With Colorful Seasons

To see complete project instructions, including cutting measurements and supply lists, just click on PDF's below.

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Thanks for stopping by today for some Fall Inspiration With Colorful Seasons.

If you do need to order any supplies, my online store is only a click away. Until October 31, you can still grab a free pack of Designer Series Paper, when you order 3. You can choose from these thirteen gorgeous styles:

Fall Inspiration With Colorful Seasons

Here is a PDF with page numbers, pricing and item numbers: Paper_Information

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Posted on October 6, 2017

12 Weeks Of Halloween – Week Seven – Hometown Halloween

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

12 Weeks Of Halloween – Week Seven – Hometown Halloween. Purple is my favorite color and I've always thought purple is a great “add-in” for Halloween themed cards. The gold on this card adds just enough “bling”.

12 Weeks Of Halloween - Week Seven - Hometown Halloween

The black neighborhood scene on this card is done with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits. These versatile dies can also be used on Christmas cards so that makes them a “more for your money” type of product! 🙂

12 Weeks Of Halloween - Week Seven - Hometown Halloween

I think this would also be perfect for making a “welcome to the neighborhood” card; I'll have to try that next!

Here are the instructions for the Halloween card and, of course, you can order any supplies at my online store.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetSpooky Cat (144749p)
  • Cardstock – Whisper White (100730); Fresh Fig (144243); Basic Black (121045); Pumpkin Pie (105117)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad (140931)
  • Misc. Gold Glimmer Paper (133719); 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (119861); Popcorn Box Thinlits (141473); Hometown Greetings Edgelits (144671); Big Shot (143263); Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon (144174); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements:

  • Fresh Fig: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Whisper White: 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
  • Pumpkin Pie: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Basic Black – 2-1/4″ x 4″

Instructions:

  • Slide the 1-1/4″ circle punch into the edge of the Gold Glimmer Paper and punch. Slide it in again in the same spot and crop out a moon.
  • Use the row of stars framelit from the Popcorn Box dies and crop five stars from Gold Glimmer Paper.
  • Run the black layer through the Big Shot with the row of houses edgelit and add to the bottom of the Pumpkin Pie layer. Trim to fit.
  • Ink greeting in black and stamp where shown. Add the moon and stars where shown.
  • Add this layer to the white mat.
  • Wrap a strip of ribbon around this layer and adhere to the back. Tie a bow with same ribbon and add it to the front with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Add this layer to the card base with dimensionals.
  • We do have a couple of specials going on right now, so you might want to check them out!

We do have a couple of great specials going on right now, so please do check them out!

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Posted on October 3, 2017

What’s Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder?

Big Shot/ Customer Q & A/ Die Cut

Hey stampers! In today's post I wanted to answer a question I've been getting a lot from my customers. What's Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder? The answer is NOTHING! Let me explain the question and I'll give you my answer.

Customer Question: Anne, I just opened my new Stampin' Up! Quilt Top Embossing Folder (EF) and noticed that the design inside the folder is not centered (side to side). On the left side of the EF there is about 1/8″ open space before the design starts.  However, on the right  edge of EF, the design ends right up on the edge of the folder. Because the design is not centered, you have to fiddle with the CS to get it lined up before running through the Big Shot when using a larger piece of paper. Is there something wrong with my folder?

Answer: NO, there is definitely nothing wrong with your Embossing Folder! It was designed so you could get a continuous pattern on larger paper without the creased edge that happens when it is centered. Simply run the paper through, then rotate the previously embossed paper 180 degrees and run it through the Big Shot a second time. You'll get a continuous pattern without the creased edge. (You won't have this problem when embossing a regular-sized card or card layer.)

Here are pictures to show you what I explained above.

Run first time through Big Shot like this:

Is There Something Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder?

Rotate paper 180 degrees and run through second time:

Is There Something Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder?

Voila! A perfect patterned piece to use on a larger card or project, with no pesky ridge in the center:

Is There Something Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder?

I hope this answer to “What's Wrong With My Quilt Top Embossing Folder?” has helped you today! If you have a question about any technique or stamping “challenge” you are having, please email me or post your question in the comments section below and I'll be glad to help!  I don't want to just sell you products. I want to help you get the most out of them! 🙂

 

 

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Posted on September 28, 2017

Fresh Eyes On Crafting Supplies – Double Duty Letters

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Today we're talking about Fresh Eyes On Crafting Supplies – Double Duty Letters. I'm sure cost is a factor when you are choosing your crafting products; me too! When I find products that can do “double duty” so to speak, those rise to the top of my list!

Fresh Eyes On Crafting Supplies - Double Duty Letters

In this card the “negative” part of the die-cut letters is used as well as the letters themselves. At a cost of $99.00, the complete set of Large Letters Framelits Dies IS an investment, not just a purchase. Part of my joy as a demonstrator is to help you discover new ideas and new ways to use your “stuff”.

This set of dies includes 37 pieces and the largest one measures 1-3/16″ x 2-5/16″. Whether you are a stamper, scrapbooker, or other crafter extraordinaire, these letters give you so many choices to personalize your projects.

Fresh Eyes On Crafting Supplies - Double Duty Letters

The absolute BEST way to get your hands on these versatile dies and put money in your pocket for holiday shopping, is to purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit. For only $99 plus tax (FREE shipping is included), you can choose $125 in product; you'd still have $26 left after you selected these Framelits Dies! And, the best part? You would get all the other “perks” of being in the Stampin' Up! Family AND a member of my Girls, INK team.

Fresh Eyes On Crafting Supplies - Double Duty Letters

Here are some of us at a recent event. If I haven't met you yet, I'm the one in the blue shirt in the middle of the photo! I invite you to read more about my team how Stampin' Up! might help you achieve some of your dreams! Questions? Give me a shout on email, phone (214-293-4461) or Facebook; I love to talk about Stampin' Up! and my fifteen year journey of fun, friendships, and financial blessings.

Here are the instructions for today's project.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Season Like Christmas (p 144860)
  • Inks: Pear Pizzazz (131180), Old Olive (126953), Early Espresso (126974)
  • Paper: Old Olive (100702), Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730)
  • Other: Big Shot (143263), Large Letters Framelits (141712), Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Snail (104332)

Measurements:

  • Old Olive: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Early Espresso: 5 ½” x 3 3/4”
  • Whisper White: 5 ½” x 3 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Old Olive card base in half.
  2. Attach the Early Espresso mat to the cardstock front.
  3. Stamp the trees as shown at varying heights. Stamp some of the greenery, with Old Olive ink and some Pear Pizzazz ink. Stamp the tree trunk with Early Espresso ink. For the Pear Pizzazz tree, stamp off the tree trunk. Do not stamp the 2-step layer on the top of the tree (it makes the trees too dark to see the letters).
  4. Cut out the letters on the Big Shot from the stamped piece of cardstock. If you are not using the Magnetic platform for the Big Shot, you will want to use a Post It note or Washi Tape to hold the letters in place. Cut out one letter a time.
  5. Attach the stamped white strip to the Espresso mat.
  6. Re-attach the letters to the front of the card using Mini Dimensionals.
  7. Paint the letters with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

 

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Posted on September 16, 2017

Two Stampin’ Up! Embossing Videos You Will Love!

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Happy Saturday stamping peeps! If today is a lazy kind of kick back day, take a peek at Two Stampin' Up! Embossing Videos You Will Love! Brandy and Andrea from the Home Office share some great tips and techniques.

Embossing Techniques

 

Faux Metal Embossing Technique

Being a “visual learner, I love watching videos that teach AND inspire my own creativity.

Here are the products shown in the Faux Metal Embossing video.

Below are the products shown in the Embossing Techniques video.

Finally, here are two projects which use heat embossing. I hope they inspire you to start creating today!

Two Stampin' Up! Embossing Videos You Will Love!Two Stampin' Up! Embossing Videos You Will Love!

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Posted on September 4, 2017

My Three Favorite “Non-Paper” Things to Stamp

Die Cut/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips

Happy Tuesday friends! Do you every get in a rut of stamping the same ‘ol cards and maybe gift tags? Today I wanted to shake things up a bit and give you some new inspiration by sharing My Three Favorite “Non-Paper” Things to Stamp.

My Three Favorite "Non-Paper" Things to Stamp On

Stamped Coasters make a lovely gift for any occasion and you can make them with minimal supplies.

  • 4 x 4 natural stone tiles, tumbled would be best since the edges will be soft and rounded.  You can find these at any home improvement store for about $.25 apiece
  • Permanent ink; StazOn works great. You can also use regular die ink but it can be tricky to seal.
  • Stamps
  • Modge Podge or a sealer made for natural stone.
  • Felt or rubber “feet”

Instructions:

1. Clean the tiles with a damp paper towel, and let dry completely.

2. Ink up your stamp and press firmly to the tile. You can do multaiple layers like shown above, but be sure to let each layer dry completely.

3. Once the ink is dry, apply the sealer, following the product’s directions. You may want to do multiple coats.

4. Add the felt or rubber feet to the bottom of each tile.

5. Once your tiles are done, place in a pretty gift bag or just tie some fancy ribbon around the set, add a gift tag and your gift is ready to give!

My Three Favorite "Non-Paper" Things to Stamp On

How about an altered Composition Notebook with a matching pen? Most “big box stores” have these notebooks and they are often on sale for $.50 apiece. In this example, the paper is cut by tracing around the cover and then adhering to the front using Tombow Multi-purpose glue. You definitely want to use an adhesive that won't come apart. The notebook “spine” is not altered here, but you can cover it with paper or even ribbon. Mulberry paper also works well. The pen is an “RSVP” brand. Cut a piece of matching paper to fit inside the pen (usually 4″ x 2″ or so). Unscrew the barrel of the pen and insert the paper (you'll need to roll it up tightly). Take a roll of sticky tape and tightly wrap around the decorated part of the pen. Roll in clear micro beads. You will have to roll more than once to make sure entire surface is covered.

My last idea is to create a piece of framed art.

My Three Favorite "Non-Paper" Things to Stamp On

My camera wasn't cooperating today, but I think you get the idea. I incorporated lots of images from the Holiday Catalog, along with some of my retired favorites. I use a 12″ x 12″ display frame so that I can have 3D items, not just flat, stamped images. When you create framed art, make sure you allow for the edges around the frame when cutting your paper. One of my stamp clubs spent a day creating these and we had so much fun! Nothing better than crafting with friends!

I hope I've inspired you today by sharing My Three Favorite “Non-Paper” Things to Stamp.

 

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Posted on August 31, 2017

Carols of Christmas Sampler – Great Gift Idea

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Carols of Christmas Sampler – Great Gift Idea!

Hey stampers! I have a great gift idea for you today.

Carols of Christmas Sampler - Great Gift Idea

This Carols of Christmas Sampler would make such a perfect handmade gift! It's easy to assemble and, if you get started now, BEFORE the holidays sneak up on you, you'll have much more time to ENJOY the season! 🙂

The Carols of Christmas Bundle is available as an “early release” Holiday Catalog item so why not grab it today and save 10%.  The stamp set and thinlits dies are also sold individually.

I've included instructions, including measurements, and a supply list. Everything is available at my online store.  In addition, don't forget there are still lots of items in the Clearance Rack, with discounts up to 60%!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsCarols of Christmas Stamp Set (w-144801, c-144804); Bundle (w-146036, c-146037)
  • Card Stock – Marina Mist Card Stock (119682); Night of Navy Card Stock (100867); Soft Sky Card Stock (131203); Chocolate Chip Card Stock (102128); Shimmer White Card Stock (101910); Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Marina Mist Ink (126962); Night of Navy Ink (126970); Soft Sky Ink (131181)
  • Misc. – Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315); Silver Glimmer Paper (135314); Silver Foil (132178); Big Shot (143263); Precision Base Plate (139684); Card Front Builder Thinlits (144674); Starlight Thinlits (141840); Softly Falling Embossing Folder (139672); Sponge Dauber (133773); Aqua Painter (103954); Rhinestones (144220); Night of Navy 5/8” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (144189); Dimensionals (104430); Mini Dimensionals (144108); Mini Glue Dots (103683); 8”x8” frame (non Stampin’ Up!)

Measurements:

  • Marina Mist Card Stock:            8” x 8”; 2¾” x 3¾”
  • Night of Navy Card Stock:        3” x 4”; 3” x 3¼” (2); 3¼” x 4¼”; 1¼” x 4”
  • Soft Sky Card Stock:     2¾” x 3” (2); 1” x 3¾”; 1½” x 3¾”
  • Shimmer White Card Stock: 3” x 4”
  • Whisper White Card Stock: 1½” x 2” scrap
  • Chocolate Chip Card Stock: 1” x 1” scrap
  • Silver Foil:  3” x 4” scrap
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: 3” x 4” scrap
  • Silver Glimmer Paper: 1½” x 2” scrap

Instructions:

Star

  1. Emboss Shimmer White with Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
  2. Watercolor wash a background. Use Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Night of Navy inks in that order. Allow to dry.
  3. Adhere Shimmer White to Night of Navy (3¼” x 4¼”).
  4. Cut the detailed star from Silver Foil. Use the Precision Base Plate to avoid “bumps” on the star. Keep scrap to die cut other items.
  5. Use Mini Dimensionals to adhere star.
  6. Add rhinestones.

Peace on Earth

  1. Ink stamp with Marina Mist. Use Sponge Dauber to add Night of Navy to the edges. Stamp on Soft Sky (3” x 3¼”).
  2. Stamp sparkles in the background with Soft Sky ink.
  3. Adhere to Night of Navy (3¼” x 3½”).

Snow Scene

  1. Cut moon and stars from Marina Mist.
  2. Adhere Marina Mist to Night of Navy (3” x 4”).
  3. Tear the Soft Sky (1½” x 3¾”) strip. Adhere to bottom of Marina Mist.
  4. Cut trees from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. Keep scrap to die cut other items.
  5. Cut deer from Chocolate Chip.
  6. Adhere pieces to the scene. Use Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals to pop up a tree and the deer. 

Ornaments

  1. Stamp ornaments with Soft Sky on Soft Sky (1” x 3¾”).
  2. Adhere Soft Sky to Night of Navy (1¼” x 4”).
  3. Stamp ornaments with Night of Navy on Whisper White scrap. Cut out with die.
  4. Cut out one set of ornaments from Silver Glimmer paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.
  5. Adhere ornaments to background. Adhere some with Mini Dimensionals. Some may need to be adhered after the sampler is all adhered in order to overlap. 

Deck the Halls

  1. Ink stamp with Night of Navy and stamp on Soft Sky (3” x 3¼”).
  2. Adhere to Night of Navy (3¼” x 3½”).
  3. Cut holly leaves from scrap Silver Foil.
  4. Adhere holly leaves to Soft Sky. Use Mini Dimensionals to pop up one of the leaves.
  5. Add rhinestones as holly berries.
  6. Dry fit all pieces onto the 8” x 8” Marina Mist piece.
  7. Stamp sparkles at the bottom between the star piece and the Deck the Halls piece.
  8. Adhere all the pieces as shown in the photo. Add any additional ornaments to overlap.
  9. Tie Night of Navy ribbon into a bow. Adhere to the project with Mini Glue Dots.
  10. Add to the frame.

Of course, feel free to change up the colors and use my instructions and measurements to create your own sampler!

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Posted on August 24, 2017

Today in History: August 24 and Happy Fall

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Today in History: August 24

First of all, Hurricane Harvey is barreling towards our southern Texas coast. Hopefully it will lose some steam when it hits land. The weather folks are saying there is nothing to push it up or eastward so it might hang around for awhile. I'm sure my customers and downline will seize the opportunity to stay inside and craft!

As a result of being a bit of a history buff I looked up to see Today in History: August 24 for other years. What I found was pretty interesting!

Today in History: August 24

This is the 1992 Hurricane Andrew at peak intensity over the Bahamas on August 23. It hit landfall in South Florida on August 24. Some interesting facts I found:

  1. Hurricane Andrew had humble beginnings, starting as a tropical wave off the west coast of Africa on Aug. 14, 1992. Hurricane Harvey also started as a Tropical Storm.
  2. The hurricane made landfall near Homestead in the early morning hours of Aug. 24, 1992. Hurricane should make landfall in the early hours of Saturday, August 26.
  3. Warnings of Hurricane Andrew’s arrival led to massive evacuations across Florida, Louisiana and Texas. In South Florida, 55,000 left the Florida Keys, 517,000 abandoned Miami-Dade County, 300,000 left Broward County, and 315,000 fled Palm Beach County.
  4. Hurricane Andrew’s winds were thought to be 145 miles per hour at its height, but the data was revisited in 2002 and determined to be 165 miles per hour. This bumped the hurricane’s previous ranking from a Category 4 to a Category 5. The storm is now expected hit the central Texas coast with a combination of winds of 115 miles (185 km) per hour and heavy rains
  5. The morning of Aug. 24, 1992, a storm tide of 4 to 6 feet was measured in Biscayne Bay. Heights as high as nearly 17 feet were measured at the waterfront Burger King International Headquarters.
  6. In Florida, almost 8 inches of rain came down in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. The most rainfall from Hurricane Andrew was in Hammond, La. with almost 1 foot of rain. Harvey will cause a storm surge that will flood parts of the Texas coast as it makes landfall and linger for days over the state, dumping up to 30 inches (76.2 cm) of rain in some areas

Seems like there are so many similarities here;  perhaps I should have been a meteorologist…lol!

Even though we are several hours from hurricane season in south Texas, our weather here in Dallas is definitely showing signs of Fall. So, I thought today's project needed an autumn theme. In addition, I surely do love my Pumpkin Spice Lattes, how about you?

Today in History: August 24

The Merry Café Stamp Set coordinates beautifully with the Coffee Café Photopolymer Bundle in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I love suggesting products that work well together, saving my customers money! If you missed yesterday's  “Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies” post, click here to read helpful tips on using (and even saving money with) your ink pads.

Instructions, including supplies and measurements for today's card follow. Everything can be purchased online at my Stampin' Up! store. Happy shopping! 🙂

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Merry Cafe Stamp Set [144965]
  • Ink : Garden Green [126973] , Cajun Craze [126965] , Early Espresso [126974]
  • Card Stock : Crumb Cake [120953] , Early Espresso [119686] , Very Vanilla [101650] , Peekaboo Peach [141417] , Garden Green [102584], Painted Autumn DSP [144613]
  • Tools & Adhesive : Coffee Cups Framelits Dies [143745], Linen Thread [104199], Stampin' Dimensionals [104430], Glue Dots [103683]

 

Cutting Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake: 4 ¼ x 11” card base; 2 x 2 for sentiment
  • Early Espresso CS: 3 x 4 ”
  • Vey Vanilla CS: 2 ¾ x 3 ¾ ”
  • Peekaboo Peach: 2 ½ x 3 ½ for coffee cup
  • Garden Green: scrap for straw toper
  • Designer paper: design with squares -2 x 4 ¼ “ for card front, early espresso design – scrap for die cutting the lid, design with pumpkins – scrap to cut pumpkins

 

Instructions:

  1. Create card front from Crumb Cake CS by scoring at 5 ½”.
  2. Lay down designer paper on top of the card front, do not adhere yet, just mark approximately where it will be. Stamp outlined leaf in Garden Green ink on top and bottom of the marked lines. Repeat the same with flourish image using Cajun Craze ink. Randomly stamp splatter image with Early Espresso ink. Adhere designer paper to the stamped Crumb Cake card front. Set aside.
  3. Stamp “Happy fall” image into scrap of crumb cake and cup image on peekaboo peach CS with Cajun craze ink. Die cut both imaged. Die cut cup lid from early espresso designer paper. Dies cut straw toper from garden green paper.
  4. Adhere Very vanilla piece to Early Espresso piece.
  5. Stamp outlined leaf in Garden Green on the die cut cup. Adhere cup to the center of very vanilla piece, adhere sentiment to the cup front. Add lid with dimensionals and straw toper with glue dot. Adhere everything to the card front with dimensionals.
  6. Fussy cut the pumpkins from designer paper. Adhere them with dimensinals to the bottom right corner of the card.
  7. Make a bow from linen thread, adhere to the pumpkin with glue dot folded in half.

Thanks for stopping by today and if I can help you at all, please do give me a shout!

 

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Posted on August 18, 2017

Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Die Cut/ Paper crafting/ People/ Projects

Happy Friday stampers! I love the name of the stamp set for today's project; Sharing Sweet Thoughts. If you turn your 2017-2018 catalog to page 223, you'll find this cute set.

I think the images in this stamp set are adorable. Beyond that, it is the Ronald McDonald House Charities set for 2017-2018, so that makes it especially near and dear to me. Each time the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set is purchased, $3.00 is donated by Stampin' Up! to the RMCD Charities. To date, $1.5 million dollars has been donated. I am beyond proud to be associated with such a philanthropic-minded company!

I love the simplicity of this card. The small touches of black really set off the Pear Pizzazz.

Something else to note, there is another product, Everyday Jar Framelits,  that coordinates perfectly with this stamp set. In fact, the Everyday Jar Framelits has coordinated with quite a few stamp sets, making it “more stamp-ING for less cha-CHING! 🙂

I'll share the products and measurements used for this card below and a link to our Artisan Blog Hop. I hope after seeing my project and all the ideas at the blog hop, you might consider adding this stamp set, and maybe even the framelits to your collection. You'll get some fun new “toys” and your contribution from the sale of the stamp set will help some very deserving children and their families! If you click on the stamp set picture below my instructions you'll easily be able to order Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Sharing Sweet Thoughts C (144051); W (144048)
  • Card Stock –   Thick Whisper White (140272); Pear Pizzazz (131201); Basic Black (121045)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Momento (132708); Pear Pizzazz (131180); Real Red (126949)
  • Misc. – Everyday Jar Framelits (141490); Big Shot (143263); Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder (143231); Blender Pens (102845); Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Linen Thread (104199); Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Card Stock: Thick Whisper White 4 1/4” x 11”, folded in half
  • Scrap of Whisper White to run thru the Big Shot for jar and lid
  • Pear Pizzazz 3 x 4”
  • Basic Black ½ x 3” and 3 ¼ x 4 ¼”

Instructions:

  1. Score and fold the Thick Whisper White
  2. Stamp the jar and lid on scrap piece of Whisper White
  3. Run the jar and lid through the Big Shot
  4. Stamp the images in the jar
  5. Color the images with ink and blender pen and add Wink of Stella
  6. Run the embossing folder through the Big Shot
  7. Attach the ½” layer to the embossed layer
  8. Adhere the embossed layer with Dimensionals to the Basic Black layer and adhere to the card
  9. Add Linen thread to the lid and attach to the jar

Artisan Blog Hop

 

 

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Posted on August 15, 2017

BIG Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack SALE! Save up to 60%!

Announcements/ Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days

BIG Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack SALE! Save up to 60%!  This really is BIG! The Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack was JUST updated with bunches of additional products. Fabulous die sets, punches, holiday accessories, pretty paper, ribbon and more. Discounts to 60% off.  Don’t delay. These discounted products sell quickly and are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  

Here are just a few of the new items:

Click HERE to see all available items.

It's not too late to add the early release Carols of Christmas Bundle to your order and save 10%.

If you haven't seen the great projects you can make with this fabulous stamp set and Thinlits Dies, watch below.

Here's a new sample I haven't shared before:

My project supply list follows. Click product pictures to shop on-line!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsCarols of Christmas (144804 c, 144801 w), Bundle –save 10% (146037 c 146036 w), Santa’s Sleigh (142057)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730) Night of Navy (100867); Silver Glimmer (135314)
  • Stamp Pads – Night of Navy (126970)
  • Misc. – Card Front Builder Framelits (144674), Big Shot (143263); Softly Falling Embossing Folder ( 139672) dimensionals ( 104430); Paper Snips (103579)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White: 5 ½” x 8 ½ ”, scored at 4 1/4”; 3” x 4 ¼”, ½” x 3
  • Night of Navy: 3 1/8” x 4 3/8” , small scrap for deer
  • Silver Glimmer: 2 ½” x 2

Instructions:

    1. Fold Whisper White cardstock in half to create card.
    2. Emboss the White panel with the Big Shot and the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
    3. Use the single tree framelit and the deer framelit with the Big Shot and cut out.
    4. Stamp “Merry Christmas Wishes” onto the small piece of Whisper White and use Paper Snips to flag both ends.
    5. To assemble the card – layer the embossed White panel onto the Night of Navy panel. Attach to card front with dimensionals.
    6. Use dimensionals to attach the Tree and the deer.
    7. Attach the greeting banner with dimensionals.

 

 

 

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Posted on August 14, 2017

Lovely Words Thinlits Friend Mini Crate

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Projects/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips

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 9, 2017

Peace On Earth Night of Navy and Dazzling Diamonds Card

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days

Hey guys! Today's project is a Peace on Earth Night of Navy and Dazzling Diamonds card. I am having so much fun playing with my Carols of Christmas Bundle each night when I get home from work.  I only have 138 days until Christmas to get everything done!

While I think navy and white are just beautiful for Christmas cards, you might prefer a different color combo. That's the fun of stamping your own handmade cards!

Supplies:

  • Carols of Christmas (wood mount 144801 or clear mount 144804)
  • Stamp Pads: Night of Navy (126970)
  • Paper: Thick Whisper White (140272), Night of Navy (126970), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315)
  • Misc.: Card Front Builder Dies (144674), Night of Navy 5/8” Crinkled Seam Binding (144189), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Mini Dimensionals (144108), Bone Folder (102300), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Big Shot (113439)

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White:                    5 ½” x 8 ½” for card base, 2 ¾” x 2 ½”, scrap for deer
  • Night of Navy:                                  3 ¼” x 3”
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer:      2 ¾” x 3”, scraps to cut trees
  • Night of Navy Ribbon:                   14”

Instructions:

  1. Ink up the “Peace on Earth” stamp in Night of Navy ink and stamp it on 2 ¾” x 2 ½” piece of thick Whisper White cardstock.
  2. Ink up the deer stamp in Night of Navy and stamp it on the scrap of Thick Whisper White.
  3. Use the Card Front Builder Dies to cut out the deer.
  4. Lay the scraps of glimmer paper glimmer side down on the Big Shot platform. Cut out the set of 2 trees and the single tree. Tip: to save glimmer paper, you can cut one of the tree dies out from the 2 ¾” x 3” layering piece – the cut out tree in the center will be covered by the Peace on Earth piece.
  5. Adhere the navy paper to the card with SNAIL adhesive.
  6. Layer the 2 ¾” x 3” piece of glimmer on top of the navy. Tip: place the SNAIL adhesive on the front of the navy piece instead of the back of the glimmer paper – it adheres better to the regular paper.
  7. Place dimensionals on the back of the Peace on Earth piece and attach it to the glimmer paper.
  8. Place mini dimensionals on the back of the trees and the deer and adhere them to the card.
  9. Tie a bow with the navy ribbon and attach it to the card with a glue dot.
  10. Write a greeting inside and give this gorgeous holiday card to a special friend or make many of them and give them to all of your family and friends this Christmas season.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you've enjoyed today's Peace On Earth Night of Navy and Dazzling Diamonds card.  Tomorrow I'll be showing a masculine birthday card that uses a fun stenciling technique. There are just so many different way to use the stamp sets and die-cuts in this awesome new bundle.

If you need any supplies for this project or any others, just click on any picture below and you'll go right to my online store.

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Posted on July 31, 2017

Confetti Celebration Simple Birthday Card

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Join My Team/ Mojo Monday

Hey stampers! Its seems like most of the cards I've been creating lately are for birthdays. Today's sample, Confetti Celebration Simple Birthday Card, is easy to put together and Stampin' Up!'s Large Letters make personalization a breeze! I love our Lemon Lime Twist In Color, especially with this Night of Navy Background.

Did you know that you can get these for free along with a ton of other stuff. How?

The CRAZY INSANE sign up special that runs only through July 31. Sign up for $99 and you get $125.00 worth of merchandise, at LEAST $100 worth of business supplies (if you want to try it out – includes eight brand new catalogs!), an Essentials Kit with five terrific tools valued at $52 and a sneak peek stamp set from the Holiday Catalog – worth $20. It costs you more NOT to get this deal than it does to get it! 🙂

If you do grab up this offer, you will be an official demonstrator on August 1 which means…………wait for it………….…………you get to preorder available products from the Holiday Catalog ON August 1 right along with all the other demos!

Yes, I have had a lot of people sign up – the deal is just too TIGGERIFFIC to pass up . In case you are wondering, NO, you do NOT have to start a business if you don’t want to.  Many people sign up  “just for the discount”  (did I mention that you get 20% off everything in the catalog as long as you are a demo?)  but decide later to actually run a business..  I was actually one of those “kit-nappers” but now I am a proud Stampin' Up! business owner and I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Grab this deal before it goes away at midnight tonight!

Here are the instructions for today's project…happy stamping friends!

Supplies

  • Stamp sets: Confetti Celebration (clear 142034, wood 141510)
  • Ink: Versamark (102283)
  • Paper: Night of Navy (100867), Lemon Lime Twist (144245)
  • Accessories: SNAIL adhesive (104332), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622), Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon (144135), Multipurpose Adhesive sheets (144106), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements

  •    Night of Navy: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 1 1/2” x 5 1/4”)
  •    Lemon Lime Twist: 4” x 5 1/4”; two pieces 1 1/4” x 2 1/4”
  •    Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon – 15”
  •    Multipurpose Adhesive sheet: two pieces 1 1/4” x 2 1/4”

Instructions

  1. Fold Night of Navy cardstock in half and score to create card base.
  2. Ink ‘let’s celebrate’ stamp using Versamark and stamp several times over Lemon Lime Twist card front. Adhere to card front.
  3. Adhere Night of Navy strip across card front.
  4. Adhere each Multipurpose Adhesive piece to the matching piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock.
  5. Die-cut the two numbers from the Lemon Lime Twist layers. Adhere to card front.
  6. To complete, tie bow using Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon and attach to card front using two Mini Glue Dots.
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Posted on July 24, 2017

Monday Morning Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte Sample

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting

Hey stampers! Thanks for popping in today to see my Monday Morning Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte Sample. I'll be sharing projects with our new Coffee Cafe Suite of products all week! Today's card features Stampin' Up!'s Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Coffee Cafe Bundle.

 

One thing I love about this bundle is that everything coordinates so beautifully. The colors in the DSP are Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, and Whisper White. This gives you endless choices for creating fun projects like my sample today. Here are the instructions and if you need to order any of the products, just click on any picture below.

Supplies:

  • StampsCoffee Cafe stamp set-143677
  • Stampin' Up Paper–Coffee Break Designer Series Paper-144155, Whisper White cardstock-100730, Pear Pizzazz cardstock-131201, Crumb Cake Cardstock-120953
  • Stampin' Up Ink–Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Pad-131180, Early Espresso Stampin' Pad-126974
  • Other Stampin' Up Supplies and Tools–Coffee Cups Framelits-143745, Stitched Shape Framelits-145372, Stampin' Dimensionals-104430, SNAIL Adhesive-104332

Measurements:

  • Coffee Break Designer Series Paper to 4.25″x11″ and score at 5.5″
  • Whisper White cardstock to 3.75″x 5″, plus scraps for die cutting
  • Crumb Cake- scrap for die cutting

Instructions:

    1. Cut and score the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.
    2. Cut the Whisper White cardstock, stamp the hearts from the Coffee Cafe stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink and then adhere the sheet to the inside of the card.
    3. Die cut the Crumb Cake cardstock with the largest oval Stitched Shape Framelit.
    4. On some scrap pieces of Whisper White cardstock you will stamp the following, all from the Coffee Cafe stamp set:
      1. Stamp the wood grain cup with Early Espresso ink
      2. The greeting ‘Thanks A Latte' with Early Espresso ink
      3. Stamp the cup lid with Pear Pizzazz ink
    5. Then, die cut all the cup pieces with their matching die from the Coffee Cups Framelits dies.
    6. Die cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the cup sleeve die.
    7. Assemble all the coffee cup pieces to the Crumb Cake oval die cut using SNAIL Adhesive, add the greeting oval with some Stampin' Dimensionals.
    8. Adhere the oval ensemble to the cardfront using SNAIL Adhesive.

I really wish we could sit down and have a cup of coffee and get to know each other better. One thing I love about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is all the new friends I've made. When I do a party or teach a class, there's always someone new who might never have heard of Stampin' Up! or even had the opportunity to create a handmade card. It's so much fun to see the sense of accomplishment when they do a make and take and realize their creativity was inside all along, just waiting to come out!

If you might like to meet some new friends while doing something you love, take a peek and see the extra value to our already fabulous starter kit in the month of July. Only one week left to grab all the extra treats! If you have any questions, we can each grab a cup of coffee and have a phone chat. Just give me a shout at 214-293-4461. If you live near Wylie, TX just shoot me a quick email. We can meet in person for our coffee, my treat!

I hope you enjoyed today's Monday Morning Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte Sample. See you tomorrow for another project sample using this awesome suite of products.

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Posted on July 8, 2017

Mini Crates Taking Over – Stampin’ Up! Framelits

Die Cut/ Projects/ Stamping

STAMP FLASH: Mini crates taking over; my stamp room today, that is.  The Wood Crate Framelit, new to our 2017-2018 catalog, has quickly become one of my favorite dies. Since it's been raining here all day, I've been able to stay in my jammies and create bunches of these fun little crates. I used the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper for these:

You can use any paper or colors to create the perfect party favor or gift. Here are some of the ones I created using the June Paper Pumpkin Kit for an upcoming team party to celebrate our best sales month ever:

These little crates are so easy to put together. You'll need to cut out 2 of the crate pieces. For the ones where I used Designer Series Paper, I cut my 12″ paper into 4″ strips and cut two crate pieces out of each strip. You'll get three crates out of a full sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper.

Of course, with Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper (DSP), you can choose either side to use for your crate! You can also use solid cardstock as I did with the watermelon crates above.

It's quite easy to put your crate together. You start as shown in the picture on left, then layer one crate piece over the other, as shown on the right with the blue crate. Since the DSP is fairly thin, regular SNAIL Adhesive works just fine to assemble. If you use our regular, solid colored cardstock, Tear & Tape Adhesive is a better alternative for assembling.

Tip: it's easiest to cut a bunch of crate pieces out all at once and then you can assemble later.

To order the Wood Crate Framelits or Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, just click on a picture below.

I hope you, too, will soon be gleefully shouting in your stamp/craft room…mini crates are taking over! 🙂

 

 

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