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Posted on February 22, 2019

So Hoppy Together Sale-A-Bration Gift

Paper crafting/ Sale-A-Bration

Happy Friday Stampers! Today's share is this adorable little froggy project made with the So Hoppy Together Sale-A-Bration gift.

So Hoppy Together Sale-A-Bration Gift

Isn't he just the cutest thing? Don't forget that you can't buy this stamp set but you can get it for FREE when you order $50 from any of our current catalogs. If you don't have the catalogs, you can click HERE to see them. If you don't currently work with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like to receive the catalogs in the mail, just shoot me an email with your mailing address and phone number,  and I'll make it happen! 🙂

While this card was created using a stamped image, in March you will be able to purchase the coordinating thinlits dies that will allow you to cut out all the adorable images in the stamp set!

Here are all the instructions for the card.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsSo Hoppy Together (149725 cling)
  • Card Stock & Paper – Tropical Escape DSP (146916); Soft Sea Foam (146988); Granny Apple Green (146990); Shaded Spruce (146981); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • Misc. – Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo (147274); Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends (146866); Flirty Flamingo Light Stampin’ Blends (147031); Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins (146933); Dot To Dot Impressions Folder (148533); Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372); Big Shot (143263); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Optional: Hop Around Framelits (150073, available in March 2019 only while supplies last)

Measurements:

  • Soft Sea Foam: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” card base; 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Granny Apple Green: 4 ¼” x 2”
  • Tropical Escape DSP: 1” x 5”
  • Shaded Spruce: 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White: 3” x 3” scrap

Instructions:

  1. Embossed Granny Apple Green cardstock with Dot To Dot Embossing Folder. Adhere to Soft Sea Foam card base with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  2. Adhere Tropical Escape DSP to card front.
  3. Die-cut Whisper White cardstock with 2 5/8” square from Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  4. Stamp the frog, butterfly and sentiment from So Hoppy Together onto white piece using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  5. Color the frog and butterfly with Stampin’ Blends Markers, the brush on Wink of Stella on the frog’s spots and butterfly wings.
  6. Adhere the white square to the Shaded Spruce square with SNAIL adhesive, then pop up with Dimensionals onto the card front.
  7. Add a single Basic Adhesive Backed Sequin in Petal Pink.
  8. Optional alternative: Stamp frog & butterfly on scrap Whisper White, die-cut with Hop Around Framelits, color and pop up with Dimensionals onto square.

Have a TIGGERiffic weekend and if I can help at all, please reach out!

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Posted on February 21, 2019

How Do I Use Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper?

Paper crafting/ Uncategorized

Hey Stampers! I'm here today to share a tip that stems from a customer question I get asked all of the time. How do I use Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper? I have so many peeps who buy the paper packs and then just hoard it. They tell me, “I can't bear to cut it up”! While I totally get that sentiment, I want them to not just buy, but to USE it! So, my tip today is to use the Designer Series Paper (DSP) as a layer on your project.

I personally think that black  and white can be used with just about any other colors and really sets apart your stamped focal point.

This sheet is actually from a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift, the Botanical Butterfly DSP. Just look at the pretty patterns on this paper. My project today could use the black polka dot or striped black and white patterns as well.

How Do I Use Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper?

Here are a few more samples using the same free paper pack. It is so versatile…and free with a $50 order (before tax and shipping)! If you'd like to purchase products so you can get this paper free, please click HERE to go to my online store.

How Do I Use Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper?

 

I've included the instructions and product list for today's project below.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsVibrant Vases (148656);
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Thick (140272)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Tuxedo Black (132708); Pool Party (147107); Granny Apple Green (147095); Gorgeous Grape (147099)
  • Misc. –SAB Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (149622); Silver Metallic Thread (138402); Glitter Enamel Dots (146934); Big Shot (143263); Stitched Labels Framelits (146828); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Vases Builder Punch (147040); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Mini Dimensionals (144108)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” (score 4-1/4”); & 3” x 4” – (x2)
  • SAB Botanical Butterfly DSP: 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Metal Thread Ribbon: 20”

Instructions:

  1. Score Whisper White card base at 4-1/4”, fold in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere the DSP to the card base.
  3. With the 2nd largest Stitched Circle and the tag from Stitched Labels and the 3”x4” piece of Whisper White, run through Big Shot and die cut both pieces.
  4. With Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the greeting image on the white tag.
  5. With the 3”x4’ piece of Whisper White, ink the vase with Pool Party, the leaves with Granny Apple Green. Ink the outline image of the tulips with Memento Black and then the inside tulip image with Gorgeous Grape. Punch all shapes with the Vase Builder punch.
  6. Adhere the Silver Metallic Thread to the circle with adhesive.
  7. Assemble the vase and flowers and tulips with mini glue dots and Mini Dimensionals; then adhere to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the greeting tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a few of the Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots.

If I can help at all, please let me know!

 

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Posted on February 8, 2019

Sneak Peek – February Paper Pumpkin

Paper crafting/ Paper Pumpkin

I'm here today to share a quick video that our Stampin' Up! concept artists made to introduce the February Paper Pumpkin creativity kit. If you watch the video, you’ll get a taste of what you can expect to see in the February kit.

We don't always get to see a kit in advance but when we do, I want to share! I've been a subscriber to this monthly crafting kit ever since Stampin' Up! first introduced these orange boxes of fun…five years ago. This is a one stop box of crafting fun! At only $19.95 (including shipping), the all-inclusive kit has everything you need to have a short, creative escape in your own home. You can even work in your PJ's! 🙂

Every Paper Pumpkin kit is uniquely created by Stampin’ Up! designers and concept artists. The video gives an inside look at the creative process and what goes into developing a Paper Pumpkin kit.

I encourage you to subscribe, remain subscribed, or reactivate their subscription by February 10 in order to receive the February kit. I know you won't be disappointed!

Even better, right now during our Sale-A-Bration promotion, you can purchase a three month pre-paid subscription AND get a free Sale-A-Bration item of your choice! Click HERE to see all the scoop. Once you're a subscriber, you get an extra perk, the ability to purchase past kits! Sometimes the kits have all the materials to make 8-10 cards and sometimes there is a single project, like the monthly calendar in December's kit.

Sneak Peek - February Paper Pumpkin

These kits even make great gifts!

 

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Posted on January 24, 2019

Stampin’ UP! Product UPDATE!

Paper crafting

Hello Stampers! I'm here today to give you some important Stampin’ UP! product information!

Stampin' UP! Products at sold out or nearing sold-out status!

Due to popularity here is updated info on the availability of the following items:

Stampin' UP! Product UPDATE!

1. Butterfly Duet Punch #148523: Selling out FAST! Available only until 10am MT Friday, Jan. 25. The item code will be turned off after that and hopefully available again soon, but no date yet. Order the Punch HERE, or the Butterfly Gala stamp set & Punch Bundle HERE.

2. Cake Builder Punch #148525: Temporarily sold out. If this is on your wish list,ou can add it to your order”HERE (or the bundle HERE) and it will ask you if you want an email when it is back in stock.

3. Organdy Ribbon Combo pack #149623: Temporarily sold out. Should be available again in March.

I always try to keep you  in the loop on the latest and greatest from Stampin' Up!

I also wanted to share a fun project today that uses the Butterfly Gala suite of products; enjoy!

Stampin' UP! Product UPDATE!

Supplies:

  • Butterfly Gala Stamp Set
  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Paper: Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Inks – Memento Black
  • Tools, etc. Butterfly Duet Punch, Gingham Gala Sequins, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Measurements

  •             Basic Black Card Base – 5 ½ x 8 ½
  •             Basic Black 2 ½ x 3 7/8, 2 ¾ x 3 ½
  •             Whisper White – 4 x 5 ¼ (2 of these), 2 ½ x 3 ¼
  •             DSP – 2 ¼ x 3 5/8

Instructions

  1. Fold 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of basic black and crease.
  2. Attach DSP piece to 2 ½ x 3 7/8  black panel.
  3. Stamp image on lower corner of 2 ½ x 3 1/4 white panel.
  4. Attach to 2 ¾ x 3 ½ black panel. Attach to white panel with dimensionals.
  5. Punch out butterflies from DSP paper.
  6. Attach butterflies to white panel.
  7. Stamp antenna on butterflies.
  8. Attach panel to basic black card base.
  9. Attach sequins.

 

 

 

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Posted on January 4, 2019

Keep Your Stamps From Falling Off Clear Blocks!

Announcements/ Paper crafting

Happy New Year Stampers! I'm here today with some exciting news! I'm going to share how to keep your stamps from falling off clear blocks. The solution…CLING stamps!

Keep Your Stamps From Falling Off Clear Blocks!

I'm sure you've experienced the same thing I have, when I've inked up a stamp and then just before stamping on the paper…poof…off falls the stamp and lands on the paper in an unplanned spot! This is so frustrating, right? Well, I've got some great news for you!

With the release of Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog comes the release of our NEW Cling Stamps. These new stamps were tested in our Japan market and I've also had the chance to use them for about a month. They truly are a game changer!

Please watch this short video so you can see why I'm so excited to share this news:

Awesome, right? Our classic red rubber stamps are now better than ever! They are the same high quality rubber material you've always loved but now they come with an adhesive image label that will cling like crazy to your clear blocks (annual catalog page e206) OR Stamparatus clear plates (annual catalog page 207) each and every time you use them!

From now on, our stamps will either be “cling” or photopolymer; our large background stamps will also come with a wood option.

You can check out all the new stamp sets in the occasions catalog at my online store OR open any of our catalogs by clicking on the sidebar here on my blog.

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Posted on November 15, 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday and New Stamparatus Tote Coming!

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Hello Stampers! Today I'm here with a new Picture Perfect Birthday project. Whenever I can, I like the cards I send to reflect the season of the recipient's birthday month. I just love the Designer Series Paper, Country Lane, used on this card.  It fits in perfectly for my fall birthdays! This DSP also has two of my very favorite SU colors, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron!

Picture Perfect Birthday and New Stamparatus Tote Coming!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsPicture Perfect Birthday (145519)
  • Card Stock – Blackberry Bliss (133675), Whisper White (100730), Mint Macaron (138337), Crushed Curry 131199)
  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Mint Macaron (147106)
  • Misc. – SNAIL adhesive (104332), Country Lane designer series paper (147804), Paper Snips (103579), Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Country Lane: 4: x 5 1/4”
  • Whisper White: 2 1/4” x 3 1/4”
  • Blackberry Bliss: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 1/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Crushed Curry:  2 6/8” x 3 6/8”
  • Mint Macaron: 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Fold Blackberry Bliss card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere Country Lane paper to card base using SNAIL adhesive.
  3. Adhere Mint Macron layer to Crushed Curry Layer. Adhere to card front.
  4. Using paper snips, cut banner ends to Blackberry Bliss strip.
  5. Ink phrase using Blackberry Ink and stamp into Whisper White layer. Add Mint Macaron stars above and below Blackberry Bliss phrase.
  6. Adhere Blackberry Bliss banner to Mint Macaron layer. Add phrase layer on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. To complete, add one Artisan Pearl on each side of the Blackberry Bliss banner.

If you need any supplies for this project, just click on any picture below to order.

One more thing I wanted to tell you about today! Coming in December, is a brand new tote for your Stamparatus stamp positioning tool!

Isn't this awesome! I just pre-ordered mine (pre-ordering is only one of the awesome perks Stampin' Up! offers to demonstrators!) This bag will be available to customers on December 5. Shoot me an email if you'd like a reminder when it is available for you to order!

If you aren't familiar with the Stamparatus, here's a short video about this must-have tool!. I cannot be without mine; makes repetition stamping so, so easy!

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on October 9, 2018

Toil and Trouble Halloween Project

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers! Halloween is just around the corner and, in case you're still looking for a fun project, I have an adorable card for you today!

Toil and Trouble Halloween Project

Notice the whispy trees in the background? These are actually from an image in the “Winter Woods” stamp set. This set is found on page 27 of our Holiday Catalog. Come back to the blog on Thursday and I'll show you a Fall thank you card project using this same stamp set. I love showing you different projects and looks using one set.

Below you'll find all the supplies, measurements and instructions for today's card…enjoy! If you need any items to make this card, just click here to go right to my online store.

Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Winter Woods Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 147661, Winter Woods Wood-Mount Stamp Set – 147658
  • Cardstocks: Lemon Lime Twist– 144245, Basic Gray– 121044, Basic – 121045 Whisper White – 100730, Toil & Trouble 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper – 147531
  • Stampin Pads: Smoky Slate– 147113, Crumb Cake– 147116, Pear Pizzazz – 147104
  • Misc.: Spooky Bats Punch – 148014, Stamping Sponges – 141337, Stampin' Dimensionals – 104430, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals – 144108, Paper Snips – 103579, Mini Glue Dots – 103683

Measurements

  • Lemon Lime Twist 8½ x 4¼ score at 4¼
  • Basic Gray 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper White 5 x 3¼

Instructions

Sponge Smoky Slate ink over the top portion and Pear Pizzazz ink over the bottom portion of the Whisper White cardstock..

Stamp the trees using Smoky Slate ink.

From the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper hand cut 5 pumpkins, one cat, one frog and one hat (the hat is from the girl)

Adhere 2 pumpkins with adhesive of your choice, the 3 in the front using dimensionals.

Adhere the cat and hat using dimensionals.

Out of Basic Black cardstock punch out 3 bats and adhere onto the top of the card.

Adhere all layers together.

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Posted on October 3, 2018

It’s Countdown to 12 Weeks of Christmas

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers! Just a quick reminder so you don't miss out on my 12 Weeks of Christmas emails this year! At 1:00 pm CST TODAY the first card project goes out to all of my newsletter subscribers. The first 6 weeks will feature card projects, similar to the one below, that will make designing your perfect card so much easier.

It's Countdown to 12 Weeks of Christmas

Each project will come with supplies list, measurements and step by step instructions. I love giving this free gift to my newsletter subscribers during the holiday season!

To make sure you don't miss out, simply provide your name and email at the top of this post. We'll take care of the rest!

P.S. You'll also get a free Paper Cone Christmas Ornament video tutorial (along with PDF instructions) as my gift to you, too! 🙂

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Posted on July 30, 2018

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

Paper crafting/ Stamping

Happy Monday everyone! Boy, it's been a whirlwind week. We spent a glorious week in Alaska on the Explorer of the Seas as a guest of Stampin' Up! on our annual incentive trip. We crammed so much fun into those 7 days. Here are just a few pictures of our adventures.

Here we are arriving into port at Skagway, Alaska.

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

We took a helicopter ride to Chillkat Glacier and breathtaking doesn't even begin to describe the beauty.

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

In addition to the gorgeous scenery, we were pampered beyond belief by Stampin' Up! Here are a few of our pillow gifts.

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

Had a bit of a sad end when we returned home. A dear friend lost her battle with cancer and went home to be with the Lord on Sunday. We will all miss her terribly but at least she is suffering no more. As I was thinking about a project for today's post, this “enjoy life” card seemed to fit the bill. We never know when our time on earth is over so I do want to enjoy life, just as my friend Tami did until cancer took her. It is indeed a precious privilege to be alive!

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

Here are the instructions, including measurements and supplies.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsEnjoy Life (148190)
  • Card Stock – Soft Suede (115318), Grapefruit Grove (146972), Whisper White (100730), Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (146338)
  • Stamp Pads – Grapefruit Grove (147142), Soft Suede (147115)
  • Misc. – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104330), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Paper Snips (103579)

Measurements:

  • Soft Suede:  5 ½” x 4 ¼”, scored at 4 ¼”;  4 ½” x 3 ¼”;  3 1/8” x 2 3/8”
  • Whisper White:  3” x 2 ¼”
  • DSP:  5 ¼” x 4”;  5 ¼” x 1”;  4 ¼” x 3”
  • Grapefruit Grove:  ½” x 4 ¼”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the image of the person onto the whisper white cardstock using Grapefruit Grove ink.  Stamp a bit to the left of the cardstock.
  2. Stamp sentiment in the center, using Soft Suede Ink.
  3. Using Paper Snips, cut banner tails in both ends of Grapefruit Grove strip.
  4. Assemble the card as shown – adhering the DSP to the card base first.  Then assemble the smaller panel. Attach this to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals – placing the dimensionals only to the left side of the panel.

Just a quick reminder today, too! The awesome sign-up special ends tomorrow, as well as the Designer Series Paper Sale. Check them both out HERE.

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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

ItemDescriptionPagePrice (USD)Price (CAD)
146338Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper189$11.00$15.00
146284Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper189$11.00$15.00
146921Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper189$11.00$15.00
146902Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146897Best Route Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146913Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146331Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper190$11.00$15.00
146289Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper191$11.00$15.00
146916Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper191$11.00$15.00
144177Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper191$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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Posted on July 9, 2018

Animal Outing Sample – Cuteness Overload!

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

Animal Outing Sample - Cuteness Overload!

Isn't this little rhino just the cutest?? Animal Outing is one of my favorite stamp sets in the new Annual Catalog and the Animal Expedition paper coordinates perfectly!

The Animal Expedition paper is part of the Buy 3 Get One FREE Designer Series Paper (DSP) promotion happening right now!

See more info about the sale HERE

Shop the sale HERE

It's amazing how just a little bit of DSP adds the perfect touch! With two sheets of every pattern you don't have to worry about “wasting” one of the sides!

Here are the instructions for today's card, including measurements.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsAnimal Outing (CM 146600 or WM 146597)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Whisper White (100730); Basic Gray (121044)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Ink (132708)
  • Misc. – Animal Expedition (DSP) (146902); Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (145058); Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144597); Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144603); Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Dark (144577); Dimensionals (104430); 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch (146139); 1 ¼” Circle Punch (119861); Leaf Ribbon (146905)

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White:    8 1/2” x 5 1/2” – scored at 4 ¼” – this is your card base
  • Whisper White:   3 ¼” x 5 ½” and scrap for greeting
  • Basic Gray:          scrap for scallop circle
  • DSP:                                1” x 5 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the rhino using memento ink onto the lower right corner of the smaller white cardstock.
  2. Color in using Stampin’ Blends
  3. Add DSP strip down the left side of the card base
  4. Add the stamped and colored white panel to the card base, using dimensionals and lining it up with the left side of the card base.
  5. Stamp greeting using black ink onto the scrap of white cardstock and punch it out using the 1 ¼” circle punch.
  6. Add this to the gray scallop circle.
  7. Trim off three leaves from the leaf ribbon and add them to the back of the greeting using mini glue dots.
  8. Add greeting to the card front using dimensionals.

Be sure to give me a shout if I can assist in any way; I'll be glad to help!

 

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Posted on June 28, 2018

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Announcements/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers!  Is there a new little “star” coming into your world soon? Maybe a friend's baby, maybe a grandchild? I'm so excited to share this adorable card made with the Sweet Baby stamp set and Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. While this card is for a baby boy, just stamp/color the baby image with Petal Pink and use Petal Pink Cardstock and you've got a baby girl card! The Soft Sea Foam circle works just fine for either, too!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Of course, you could easily slip a gift card into the opening instead of cash.

Twinkle Twinkle is one of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) packs that will be part of Stampin' Up!'s July sale. During the entire month, buy 3, get one free of the DSP shown below.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

You can mix and match with any of these papers, OR you can get 4 of the same one; it's up to you!

I know a lot of you print off my projects and save, so I've included everything you need below to make this project. Don't forget to set a reminder and bookmark this post so you can grab some DSP from my online store on July 1 and save some money, too!

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets Sweet Baby (146456-w, 146459-c)
  • Card Stock – Soft Sea Foam (146988); Whisper White (100730); Pool Party (122924); Night of Navy (100867)
  • Stamp Pads – Night of Navy (147110); Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708
  • Stampin’ Blends – Ivory (144606); Pool Party Combo Pack (144605); Smoky Slate Combo Pack (145058)
  • Misc. – Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper (DSP) (146284); Classic Label Punch (141491); Starburst Punch (143717); 1¾” Circle Punch (119850); Big Shot (143263); Bouncing Baby Framelits (146322); Sunshine Wishes Thinlits (141489); Envelope Punch Board (133774); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755); Tear & Tape (138995)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Card Stock:      2¾” x 4¼” scrap
  • Night of Navy Card Stock:                    7” x 8-3/8”; score at 2¼” and 5-3/8”; 1½” x 7” scrap
  • Pool Party Card Stock:              1½” x 7½”
  • Soft Sea Foam Card Stock:     2¾” x 4¼” scrap
  • Twinkle Twinkle DSP:               2¾” x 6¾”; 2” x 6¾”; 9” x 9”

Instructions:

Fold Night of Navy on score lines.

Punch half of a 1¾” Circle in the larger flap.

Adhere DSP to front flap and large flap.

Punch half circle again in the larger flap; adhere only the short sides of the larger flap to the card to form a pocket for money.

Punch a Starburst from Soft Sea Foam.

Stamp “it’s a boy” with Night of Navy on Soft Sea Foam; punch with Classic Label Punch.

  1. Punch Night of Navy with Classic Label punch; cut in half.
  2. Cut “congrats” from Soft Sea Foam and Night of Navy.
  3. Layer “congrats” under the half circle.
  4. Wrap Pool Party strip around card to create a belly band.
  5. Adhere starburst.
  6. Stamp baby and bear hat on Whisper White with Memento Ink.
  7. Color using Stampin’ Blends:
  8. Cut with framelits.
  9. Adhere to starburst.
  10. Create envelope using the Envelope Punch Board – use 7½” x 3½” card measurements

 

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Posted on June 27, 2018

What’s Inside My Mystery Boxes?

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Paper crafting

Hey stampers! Would you like to know what's inside my mystery boxes? Take a look below:

What's Inside My Mystery Boxes?

My local BOGO shoppers left some bargains on the table, so it's your turn to score some great stuff! Here's how it all works:

I have two different sizes of boxes, medium and large. The medium sized box will sell for $50 and will include at least $80 of product. The large sized box will sell for $100 and will include at least $150 of product. Each box will also have 5 hand-stamped cards inside.

I will stuff each box full of stamp sets, ink pads, embellishments, ribbon, cardstock, patterned paper, die-cuts, punches, and other crafting items. As with my BOGO, some items will be used, some will be new. Most will be Stampin' Up! but I also have some Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, and other brands!

Each box will have different items and I only have a limited supply. Once they are gone, they're gone!
All sales are final and SHIPPING IS FREE!! Just click on link below to order your box. Questions? Please email me at anne@stampmaven.com.

http://bit.ly/2018_MedMysteryBox

http://bit.ly/2018_LargeMysteryBox

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Posted on June 22, 2018

Today’s Color Combo is Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black

Paper crafting/ Stamping

Happy Friday Stampers! Hope everyone had a great week and are looking forward to some fun weekend days! I know I sure am. I am lucky to be able to wear jeans to work, and I am a little or no makeup kind of a girl. But, I sure do love one of the new Stampin' Up! Colors, Lovely Lipstick. I wonder if I could use a q-tip and reinker and USE it for lipstick…NOT! Anyhoo, today's color combo is Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black. For some reason, I've always thought pinks and blues look fabulous on cards with just a pop of black!

Today's Color Combo is Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black

I think this weekend I'll make up a few sets of this card in different colors. Put 6 with matching envelopes into a clear acetate box, tie up with some ribbon, and you've got a great gift! Instructions below in case you'd like to make some, too!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsVaried Vases Stamp Set (146644)
  • Card Stock (CS) – Whisper White Cardstock (140272); Basic Black Card Stock (121045); Lovely Lipstick Card stock (146970)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708)
  • Misc. – 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper (DSP) (146963); Vases Builder Punch (147040); Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372); Lovely Lipstick 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (146952); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Tear & Tape (138995); Paper Snips (103579)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock:       8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, scored at 2 1/8” and 6 3/8”
  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock:       2 1/8” x 1 1/2” (2 pieces)
  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock:       scrap for sentiment
  • Basic Black Card Stock:                         scrap for die cut oval
  • Lovely Lipstick Card stock:                   scrap for flowers
  • DSP:                                                           1 7/8” x 5 1/4”
  • DSP:                                                           scrap for two vases

Instructions:

  1. Fold the card base along the score lines and burnish with a Bone Folder.
  2. Glue the two DSP pieces onto the two front card base panels.
  3. Adhere a piece of ribbon to each of the two 2 1/8” x 1 1/2” pieces of Whisper White CS, and wrap it around to the back, using Tear & Tape. (I like to fold the tape in half, or twirl it into a string, for something skinny like this ribbon.)
  4. Tie a small piece of ribbon in a bow around the ribbon on one of the Whisper White CS pieces.
  5. Glue the two pieces of Whisper White CS over the two DSP layers.
  6. Cut an oval from the scrap of Basic Black CS using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
  7. Cut two vases from the scrap of DSP using the Vase Builder Punch.
  8. Stamp the sentiment in black ink onto the scrap of Whisper White CS, then cut it using Paper Snips.
  9. Stamp 3 small flowers in black ink onto the scrap of Lovely Lipstick CS, then cut them out using Paper Snips.
  10. Glue the vases, flowers, and sentiment onto the Basic Black CS oval.
  11. Glue the left half of the oval onto the left front panel of the card base.

 

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