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Posted on July 13, 2018

Many Ways To Emboss – Two of my Favorites Today!

Online Stamp Club/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Videos

I just love to emboss! It always adds such a beautiful dimension to my handmade cards. Did you know there are tons of different ways to emboss? Watch this short video below that shows Brandi, from the Stampin' Up! Home Office, demonstrating a faux metal embossing technique.

Doesn't that look like fun? Ready to see another embossing technique?

Here's a video of me demonstrating another embossing technique, embossed foil. This was a card I did with my stamp clubs and it was a big hit.

If you're ready to give embossing a try but need a little more instruction or tips, please reach out!

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Posted on April 3, 2018

April Hostess Code and Online Club Projects

Announcements/ Big Shot/ Online Stamp Club/ Samples

Hey Stampers! We dodged a big weather bullet here today and the sun is now shining…whew! So thankful no hail arrived.  I wanted to share my April Hostess Code and Online Club Projects. In case you are new to my blog, I have an online club as well as local stamp clubs. This means if you don't live near me, you can still stamp with me!

Each month, for a minimum $40 order at my online store, you receive PDF tutorials AND card kits for my monthly projects. The kits include all the consumable products to make the cards, including cardstock, die-cut pieces, embellishments, and envelopes. No images will be stamped. You can order the stamp set/s I use or substitute any you might have. Orders must be placed using hostess code VAGY4PBW no later than April 15th.

Once I see your order I'll email you your PDF tutorials. The kits will be sent out priority mail by the end of the month. Here are this month's card projects; notice the  flower theme. I'm ready for Spring!

April Hostess Code and Online Club Projects

These cards use the following products; just click on an image to order.

You can order ANY items of at least $40 (before tax and shipping) in order to get your free PDF Tutorials and card kits. BE SURE to use hostess code VAGY4PBW if your order is less than $150. If you have a really long list and your merchandise totals more than $150, don't use the code. Why? You'll get to choose at least $15 in Stampin' Rewards AND I'll still send you my club goodies.

If you're not sure what to order, let me suggest a three month pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription! Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit that arrives right to your door with everything you need (except for regular adhesive and scissors) to complete the projects. This is a great way to have a “creative escape” OR gift to a friend who loves crafting. I've been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber since this program started and I look forward to my orange box each month!

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Posted on March 27, 2018

SALE-A-BRATION ends on Saturday!

Announcements/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Stamp Club/ Sale-A-Bration

SALE-A-BRATION ends on Saturday! That's only 4 days away! Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year. Don't miss your chance to earn exclusive, free gifts including, stamp sets, die-cuts, paper, and more! If you have a giant wish list  the demo kit special is the best way to go! It's truly the best!

WHAT CAN I GET FOR FREE?

Click here to see all the product choices.

SHOP ONLINE: For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.Let’s break it down:
• If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
• If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
• If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

Learn more about the demo kit special.

JOIN STAMPIN UP: Get 2 extra FREE stamp sets in your demo kit, anything you’d like (excluding bundles and SAB stamp sets) from either of our current catalogs. This benefit alone has a value of up to $104. AND, this is on top of the $26 extra free merchandise (for the $99 kit price you choose $125 in product). Lastly, you receive  free shipping on the kit. This is absolutely the best deal!

STAMPIN” REWARDS: Orders (including workshops or catalog parties) over $250 receive an additional $25 in free Stampin” Rewards.

Note: The retiring products list will be officially announced on April 9. The retiring InColors usually sell out almost immediately after the list is released. Be sure to stock up on your favorites now before it's too late.

At the end of this post I'll also show you some samples from my project gallery. If you'd like complimentary project sheets for any of the samples you see, just email me and I'll be happy to send to you.

Anne's Calendar

  • March 28: Facebook LIVE Class
  • March 31: Last day of Sale-A-Bration
  • April 2: Anne's online club projects made available and hostess code released (be sure you've subscribed to my newsletter to be first to receive project info)
  • April 6, 7: Stampin' Up!'s OnStage Event in Ft. Worth (I'm presenting-wish me luck!)
  • April 9: Retiring List revealed

SALE-A-BRATION ends on Saturday!

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Posted on February 7, 2018

FAST FUSE FIVE DAY SALE STARTS TOMORROW!

Announcements/ Online Stamp Club/ Paper crafting/ Product Information

FAST FUSE FIVE DAY SALE STARTS TOMORROW! This 5-Day Sale only lasts from FEBRUARY 8th – FEBRUARY 12th! This would make the perfect Valentine gift for…YOU! 🙂 As you may remember, the response to Stampin’ Up!’s Fast Fuse promotion last fall was phenomenal. In fact, enthusiasm was so overwhelming Stampin’ Up! simply didn’t have the inventory to keep the deal running! So, as promised, they’re bringing back the Fast Fuse Adhesive deal for five days only—while supplies last! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this promotion, here’s how it works: When you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE! ($15 Value!)

Fast Fuse is my adhesive of choice for most projects. This super strong adhesive is great for 3D projects, like gift card holders and treat boxes.  I also use it to adhere cardstock when making cards. Here’s a quick video with some great tips for using Fast Fuse.

https://youtu.be/gdZ6-hB_VbUhttps://www.youtube.com/user/stampinupvideo/search?query=fast+fuse

Here’s how to get your Fast Fuse adhesive:
1. Pre-order – If you are local  to me and want to add your adhesive to my order, email me (anne@stampmaven.com) your order by 11:30 PM tonight!  (I plan to order as soon as the sale goes live!) You may add more than adhesive to your order to qualify for Sale-A-Bration items if you wish.
2. Order at my online store. Click HERE to shop & don’t forget to use the host code N34SH2RH  and you'll also receive my monthly card kits in the mail for free!
 
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Posted on September 1, 2017

Join The September Online Club – Stamp With Me!

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Online Stamp Club/ Stamping

Join The September Online Club – Stamp With Me!

Hey Stampers! Today is the day the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog goes live AND I introduce my Online Club projects for the month of September! This month you will get consumable product kits for THREE projects!

The two cards are made with the Spooky Cat Stamp Set; don't you love the little owl? He is just too stinkin' cute! The treat container is made with our 2 inch clear boxes, Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Spooky Cat Punch. All of these products, along with a few other embellishments, coordinate perfectly!

My in person clubs will be making these projects. AND, you can, too! What? You live in Alaska? How about Florida? Maybe New Orleans? Plano, TX? No worries! No matter where you live, you can join in the fun. Here's how it works!

Each month, I offer 2 project kits (3 this month because I couldn't choose!), with PDF instructions, to anyone who places a minimum $35 product purchase on my website. What's the catch? You MUST place your order before September 15 AND use this hostess code: S3CUFR6D. Once you place your order I will email you the two project PDF's. Around the 25th of the month I will send you a packet via Priority Mail that includes all the consumable supplies you need to create the projects. (stamp sets and inks are not included). You'll find my supply lists below so you can order project supplies or anything else you might need. Just remember to use hostess code S3CUFR6D.

Project Supplies:

  • Spooky Cat Bundle (includes photopolymer stamp set and Cat Punch): 146014-$31.50
  • Black Rhinestone Jewels: 144639-$5.00
  • Vintage Crochet Trim (144611)-$6.00
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610)-$11.00
  • Everyday Label Punch (144668)-$18.00
  • Jute Twine (144625)-$5.50
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650)-$9.00
  • Basic Black Cardstock (121045)-$8.00
  • Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (143704)-$9.00
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)-$5.00
  • Pumpkin Pie Ink (126945)-$6.50
  • Gold Metallic Thread (138401)-$3.00
  • 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon Gold (144146)-$7.00
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751)-$33.00
  • Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (141699)-$7.50

If you haven't received your personal copy of the new holiday catalog, I would love to send you one if you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Email me and I'll get one out to you right away! Here are just a few project samples featuring some of the new products. I'll have full instructions next week!

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Pick a Pumpkin Bundle

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Painted Harvest Bundle

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Merry Little Labels Stamp Set, Everyday Label Punch, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Quilted Christmas Suite

 

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Posted on August 31, 2017

Join The September Online Club – Stamp With Me!

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Online Stamp Club/ Stamping

Join The September Online Club – Stamp With Me!

Hey Stampers! Today is the day the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog goes live AND I introduce my Online Club projects for the month of September! This month you will get consumable product kits for THREE projects!

The two cards are made with the Spooky Cat Stamp Set; don't you love the little owl? He is just too stinkin' cute! The treat container is made with our 2 inch clear boxes, Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Spooky Cat Punch. All of these products, along with a few other embellishments, coordinate perfectly!

My in person clubs will be making these projects. AND, you can, too! What? You live in Alaska? How about Florida? Maybe New Orleans? Plano, TX? No worries! No matter where you live, you can join in the fun. Here's how it works!

Each month, I offer 2 project kits (3 this month because I couldn't choose!), with PDF instructions, to anyone who places a minimum $35 product purchase on my website. What's the catch? You MUST place your order before September 15 AND use this hostess code: S3CUFR6D. Once you place your order I will email you the two project PDF's. Around the 25th of the month I will send you a packet via Priority Mail that includes all the consumable supplies you need to create the projects. (stamp sets and inks are not included). You'll find my supply lists below so you can order project supplies or anything else you might need. Just remember to use hostess code S3CUFR6D.

Project Supplies:

  • Spooky Cat Bundle (includes photopolymer stamp set and Cat Punch): 146014-$31.50
  • Black Rhinestone Jewels: 144639-$5.00
  • Vintage Crochet Trim (144611)-$6.00
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610)-$11.00
  • Everyday Label Punch (144668)-$18.00
  • Jute Twine (144625)-$5.50
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650)-$9.00
  • Basic Black Cardstock (121045)-$8.00
  • Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (143704)-$9.00
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)-$5.00
  • Pumpkin Pie Ink (126945)-$6.50
  • Gold Metallic Thread (138401)-$3.00
  • 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon Gold (144146)-$7.00
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751)-$33.00
  • Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (141699)-$7.50

If you haven't received your personal copy of the new holiday catalog, I would love to send you one if you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Email me and I'll get one out to you right away! Here are just a few project samples featuring some of the new products. I'll have full instructions next week!

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Pick a Pumpkin Bundle

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Painted Harvest Bundle

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Merry Little Labels Stamp Set, Everyday Label Punch, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Join The September Online Club - Stamp With Me!

Quilted Christmas Suite

 

Thanks for popping in today for my Join The September Online Club – Stamp With Me!

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Posted on June 8, 2017

June Online Club – Label Me Pretty

Classes / Events/ Online Stamp Club/ Paper crafting

It's not too late to join in my June Online Club featuring the new Label Me Pretty Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Label Me Pretty

These cards feature the new cardstock, inks and ribbon in the new 2017-2019 In Colors, and the Label Me Pretty Bundle (see picture below) found on page 27 of the Annual Catalog (comes in both clear and wood mount). As a part of my local and online clubs, you'll get all the consumable products to make all five of these fabulous cards. What a great start you'll have for summer birthdays!

The hostess code for the Online Club is WT6CWEXH; here's the scoop if you've never participated in my Online Club or need a refresher about how it works:

Place any order of $35 or more, (before tax and shipping), at my online store by JUNE 15. Once I see your order, I'll email you a PDF with all the instructions, including measurements to make the 5 cards. By the 28th I will Priority Mail a packet that has all the cardstock, envelopes, and other consumables to create the cards. The pieces won't be stamped so you can use the stamp set of the month OR any you prefer.

If you want to order the supplies I used, here is the list and you can just click on any picture below to go right to the store and shop:

    • Label Me Pretty Bundle (wood-143858, clear-143861)
    • 2017-2019 In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (144081)
    • 2017-2019 In Color 8 1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Cardstock (144247)
    • Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
    • 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in 2017-2019 In Colors:
      • Berry Burst – (144133)
      • Fresh Fig – (144132)
      • Lemon Lime Twist – (144135)
      • Powder Pink – (144134)
      • Tranquil Tide – (144136)
    • SNAIL Adhesive – (104332)
    • Stampin' Dimensionals – (104430)

I hope you'll join in the fun…my Online Club lets you stamp with me…no matter where you live! Remember, you can order ANY $35 you wish, including the Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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Posted on April 24, 2017

Eastern Palace Sneak Peek – Order It May 1!

Announcements/ Mojo Monday/ Online Stamp Club

Eastern Palace Sneak Peek – Order It May 1!

Today’s card is a sneak peek of the Eastern Palace product suite from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog which goes “live” on June 1.

This suite of products is so elegant yet versatile! My card features two of the new 2017-2019 In Color Collection: Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig. Notice the gold circles? They look embossed don't they? Guess What! They are…stickers! I've already used almost all the ones I ordered in my demo pre-order.

Speaking of pre-order, Stampin' Up! is offering YOU the opportunity to pre-order products from this suite starting on May 1! There will be two bundles, a “starter” bundle which would be great for a beginning crafter and the “premier bundle” which is perfect for a more experienced crafter OR a beginner who'd like to jump in with both feet!

Both of the bundles will be loaded with products; here is a flyer that will show you everything that comes in both bundles!

Eastern_Palace_Flyer_NA

In case you don't know, I offer an online stamp club each month and May's club will feature cards from these bundles. I've been doing my online club for a couple of years now and this online club option gives out of town customers a way to stamp with me and get two free card kits full of consumable products each month! If you'd like to get in on the fun starting in May, just click here and put your name and email in the big coral circle at the top…you'll also get a cool free gift and a series of short video tutorials just for subscribing to my newsletter.

Don't forget to set a calendar reminder so you'll be ready to order your Eastern Palace bundles at my online store on May 1.

I hope you enjoyed my Eastern Palace Sneak Peek. Have a great week and I'll see you soon!

p.s. I had some fun samples on the blog last week; if you missed them, click here.

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Posted on March 7, 2017

Spring Inspiration from Oh So Succulent

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Die Cut/ Online Stamp Club/ Online Stamp Clubs

Hey stampers! JUST when I thought spring was here and started playing around with all my fun flower stamp sets and dies…cold and rain came back today. Oh well, I'm still in a spring mood so my clubs, both my local and online clubs will be doing “spring” focused projects.

My in person clubs will be making these tags for their block sets. We started these back in the fall when my Girls, INK tam had our annual Pampered Stamper events and our guests made 2 sets, Fall and Christmas. I continued on with a set for Valentines Day, done at my January clubs.

The blocks themselves are made from 2 x 4's cut into 5 1/2″ pieces, sanded, then spray painted black. You could even use chalk paint and then no sanding is necessary! The tag bases are all 4 7/8″ x 3″. You can use solid colors or Designer Series paper and then embellish as desired. The letters are all cut using the Large Letters Framelits (141712).

Now they aren't cheap mind you ($99.00) but once you have the set you'll be able to cut letters for cards, banners, home decor…anything!

Here are the cards for my online clubs:

Did you know you can be a part of my monthly online clubs no matter where in the U.S. you might live? Here's how it works:

Each month I set up a hostess code and publicize it in my monthly newsletter and here on the blog. If you don't get my newsletter, you might want to subscribe-just put your info into the big, coral circle above. I share different ideas and projects on my various social media sites so be sure you follow me on all of them so you don't miss anything!

This month's hostess code is: HVVV9R37. Place any order of at least $35 at my online store and you'll be in the club. You'll receive a PDF Tutorial with detailed measurements, supply list and instructions for each card. Later in the month (I usually mail out the kits around the 25th of each month), you'll receive a kit for each card in the mail, complete with all the cardstock, die-cut pieces, embellishments and envelopes. You can purchase the stamp sets and dies to create the cards exactly like mine, or use any stamps you like. This month's cards use the following stamp sets, dies and paper:

Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Bundle (145184-$48.50)
Timeless Textures Stamp Set (w-140514-$23.00, c-140517-$17.00)
Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set(w-141531-$$49-2 part set, c-141534-$37.00)
Birds and Blooms Thinlets Dies (141477-$27.00)
Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778)

Just click on any picture below to go right to my online store and place your order.

 

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Posted on February 21, 2017

Lovin’ My Watercolor Pencils!

Online Stamp Club/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips

Well hello stampers! Today's post is all about Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Pencils…I love them! My clubs and classes this month have featured cards with fun techniques using this great new product. I'm going to share my favorites with you today!

Our watercolor pencils (in a selection of our fabulous Stampin' Up! colors) can be used with both Blender Pens and Aqua Painters depending upon personal preference. My favorite paper to use is the Shimmery White Cardstock, but, of course, watercolor paper works well, too. Watercoloring takes a little time to “master” but the results are worth it! Here are some tips that I think will really help you and maybe give you some new ideas for using your pencils as well.

You will want to use Archival Black, Grey, or Staz-On Inks for watercoloring. This will prevent your image from bleeding. If you are going to emboss your image, any colored ink may be used.

APPLYING/BLENDING WATERCOLOR PENCILS:
When using watercolor pencils start with lighter colors first and add the darker shades. Try mixing colors and blend for interesting shades. It is more effective to apply several light coats of pencil shadings, adding more until the desired shade is reached, rather than one very heavy application. Try putting a dark line of color on one side of your stamped image and then “pulling” the color towards the center with your Blender Pen or Aqua Painter.

When using your Aqua Painter, a brush that is barely wet gives much brighter color. Adding more water will blend the colors more and “soften” the look. You don't want to saturate your image, as that will cause your paper to buckle.

Using a Blender Pen eliminates the need for water altogether. The blending solution is in the pen itself.

WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES:

  • Use with a palette: rub a pencil tip on a piece of paper, building up pigment. Use a damp brush or blender pen to pick up pigment and then color your image. This is a great way to mix colors.
  • For bright bold colors, take the pigment directly from your pencil tip. Dip your brush in water and press to the tip of the pencil. This will give you undiluted pigment for strong colors. You can also use the Blender Pen directly on the pencil tip
  • A thick opaque look can be achieved by dipping the pencil tip in water and applying the color wet.
  • You can also use the pencil to color directly on your stamped image.

To see more about the watercolor pencils, click here. There are also THREE new Sale-A-Bration freebies starting today…my favorite is the 6″ x 6″ Gimmer Paper Stack!

SAB_2017_2nd Release_US

For every $50 in product merchandise you order, you can pick any of the Sale-A-Bration freebies!

Place your order anytime at my online store; questions? Please email me!

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Posted on January 30, 2017

Do You Get My Newsletter?

Mojo Monday/ Online Stamp Club/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

Hey stampers! My question for you today…do you get my email newsletter? I sure hope so because I have a lot of great content that you're missing if you don't! For instance…

My email newsletter subscribers will be getting three exclusive project sheets on February 1 with instructions to make this project and 2 others. AND…they will be the first to get my monthly online  hostess code and projects. Did you know if you place any merchandise order of $35 or more by the 15th of each month you will get:

  • detailed pdf instructions, including measurements for at least two projects
  • kits to make each project sent to you via priority mail-kits include cut cardstock, die-cuts, embellishments and envelopes so you can re-create the projects at home

This month's hostess code is: 9JS7NGSR

As a new subscriber you'll also receive a free tutorial for one of my exclusive projects, a video series, exclusive one time offer and much more. Just put your name and email info into the large, coral circle above and you'll start receiving all the latest and greatest!

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