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Posted on June 4, 2019

Stampin’ Up! New Catalog Excitement

Announcements/ Samples

Have you been awaiting the new 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog? Well…wait no more, it's LIVE today!

Stampin' Up! New Catalog Excitement

There is so much nestled into the 212 pages. Here are just a few things I'd like to highlight for you:

  • all the bundles are listed in the front so you can see them all in one place
  • each product suite has one ordering number if you want all the products in the suite; of course you can still order by individual product numbers if you don't want to order everything all at once.
  • all new product samples and tips throughout
  • brand new stamp sets, dies, accessories and colors

You can see all the new products HERE If you haven't yet received your own copy of the catalog and you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to get a catalog into your hands! Just shoot me an email with your mailing address and phone and I'll mail out to you!

Here are a few project samples featuring some of the new products. If you'd like any of the instructions, please ask!

Stampin' Up! New Catalog Excitement

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Posted on May 30, 2019

Last Chance Items – Discounted TODAY!

Announcements

Last Chance Items - Discounted TODAY!

 

Hello Stampers! I've just gotten notice that Stampin' Up! is going to be offering discounts on some of the retiring Occasions and Annual Catalog products! This is your chance to save some money on the products you'd like to own before they disappear!

Below are lists of the discounted items being offered in both catalogs.

AC 18-19 Retiring List_US_Discounts

OCC 19 Retiring List_US_Discounts

Starting at noon MT, you can grab any of these items at my online store. As usual, discounted items tend to sell out quickly so I'd jump on it!

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Posted on May 28, 2019

Magnificent Magnolias Facebook LIVE Class

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes

Hello Stampers! I am excited to announce my newest Facebook LIVE Class, Magnificent Magnolias, coming on June 25, 2019!In my class I'll be teaching you three projects with two fancy folds. The first fold you'll be learning is the “arrow” fold, as shown below.  These cards use the NEW Garden Lane and Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, coming on June 4 with the debut of Stampin' Up!'s 2019-202 Annual Catalog.

Magnificent Magnolias Facebook LIVE Class

The second fold I'll be teaching is the popular “buckle” fold.

In the third project I'll show you some coloring techniques using our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

To find out more about this class and get in on the early bird price, click HERE.

 

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Posted on May 24, 2019

Do You Need an Easy Gift Idea?

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Paper crafting/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Happy Friday Stampers! Those of you moms, students, and just busy peeps,  I have an easy gift idea to share with you today! This card folder which holds six cards with envelopes,  can be made with minimal supplies. To save time since you would have all your supplies out, you could even make several at one time to have on hand. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't need a set of cards organized in a cute folder! Heck, why not make a couple for yourself and put birthday cards in one, sympathy in another, Thinking of You, and so on!

I purposely designed this to be a simple project. Now, if you are the Glitter Queen or lover of any embellishment, you can certainly “glam” it up!

Do You Need an Easy Gift Idea?

For my supplies I used:

1 sheet of Designer Series Paper (I used our new Garden Lane DSP coming June 4 in our Annual Catalog)
6 sheets of neutral CS, I prefer using Whisper White or Very Vanilla THICK CS – depending upon which is in your DSP
3-4 sheets of coordinating, colored CS, depending upon how many layers you want (for my project I used Mint Macaron, Garden Green, and Mossy Meadow)

I did this class in a Facebook Live video and you can watch it below. In addition to showing you how to make the folder and cards, I also share a few extra tips that I think will help you in your papercrafting:

easily cut your layers AND mount to your card base straight every time
save time mounting your cling stamp sets
stamp your sentiments perfectly straight every time.

Posted by Anne Brown – The Stamp Maven on Thursday, May 23, 2019

If you have any questions, please do give me a shout!

I'm also sharing the links to other blog posts that might be of interest!

2019-2020 New Catalog Paper and Ribbon Shares

Everything is Rosy Product Medley

Last, but not least, if you are interested in Stampin' Up! Products and don't currently have a demonstrator, I'd love to get you a catalog; email me and we'll take care of you!

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Posted on May 14, 2019

Life is Grand Birthday Card – SU Retiring Stamp Set

Die Cut/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Today's project features some retiring products from Stampin' Up! This birthday card is so bright and cheery and lends itself perfectly to assembly line stamping. If you're going to take out all your supplies to stamp one card, why not stamp a bunch and save time!

Life is Grand Birthday Card - SU Retiring Stamp Set

I've included the instructions below so you can see just how quickly this project comes together.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsLife is Grand Stamp Set (148744)
  • Cardstock (CS) – Gorgeous Grape Cardstock (146987); Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
  • Ink Refills – Granny Apple Green Ink (147095); Melon Mambo Ink (147051); Coastal Cabana ink (147097); Pineapple Punch ink (147141); Gorgeous Grape ink (147099)
  • Misc. – How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (148568); Uninked Spectrum Pad (147048); Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (148551); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (148805); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Measurements:

  • Gorgeous Grape CS:     5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored in half at 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White CS:        2 pieces for die cutting
  • How Sweet It Is DSP:    1 piece for die cutting

Instructions:

  1. Ink the spectrum pad using the 5 ink refills.
  2. Stamp the outside sentiment in the 5 colors onto a piece of Whisper White CS.
  3. Stamp the inside sentiment in the 5 colors onto another piece of Whisper White CS.
  4. Die cut the sentiment using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.
  5. Die cut the DSP layer using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.
  6. Glue the inside sentiment onto the inside of the card base.
  7. Glue the DSP layer onto the front of the card base.
  8. Adhere the outside sentiment onto the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Apply 3 enamel dots (Melon Mambo and Pineapple Punch) onto the card front.

To order the products, simply click on any picture below!

 

 

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Posted on May 14, 2019

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

Memories & More/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Let's face it. We are all long on to do lists and short on time these days, especially where our fun hobbies are concerned. There are jobs to go to, kids activities, meals to prep and cook, the list goes on and on. When we have to slash the list, our “fun” activities are usually the ones to go.

Today's project features a card that has NO stamping! How's that for time-saving?

It uses our Memories & More card pack; and not just any card pack. This one is coming in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog that goes “live” on June 4.These cards are part of a wonderful suite of projects that is perfect for casual AND avid stampers.

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

The card pack includes 50 double-sided cards, 6 single-sided printed vellum specialty cards , and 4 sticker sheets, all for $11.00! In addition, if you scrapbook in addition to cardmaking, these products are acid and lignin free.

Here are the instructions and supply list for today's project. I think a set of these note cards, using different designs from the card pack would make a lovely gift!  No driving to the mall, no thinking up designs, totally easy peasy! Once your cards are put together, just pop them into one of our acetate card boxes and decorate with a ribbon bow or belly band and you're all set!

Supplies

  • Paper: Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149487)
  • Other: Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack (149445); Stitched Rectangles Dies (148551); SNAIL adhesive (104332; Die Cutting Machine

Instructions

  1. Cut down one of the card bases in the Memories & More Cards & Envelopes to 8 ½” x 5 ½”; fold to create card front.
  2. Adhere one of the 4” x 3” Memories & More Cards to the left side of the card front using SNAIL Adhesive.
  3. Cut out the sentiment from the Memories & More Card using the 3 ½” x 2 1/8” die from the Rectangle Framelits using a die cutting machine.
  4. Adhere the rectangle piece onto the card front.
  5. Add one magnolia blossom and two leaf stickers from the Memories and More Cards to the top right corner of the rectangle.

See how easy?!

Here are a few other samples using the Magnolia Lane Suite.

No Time To Stamp? Want a Beautiful Card?

If you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demo, I'd love to work with you. Need a catalog? Email me with your mailing info and phone number; I'll get one out to you.

Oh, don't forget that in order to make room for wonderful new products like Magnolia Lane, we must bid farewell to others. You can see retiring (and clearance rack!) items at my online store, HERE.

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Posted on June 26, 2017

Monday Morning Muse from the Stamp Maven

Classes / Events/ Stamping/ Videos

It's Monday Morning Muse from the Stamp Maven! I had a fabulous Saturday with stamping friends and I wanted to share it with you guys!

Doesn't this look like a blast? Well let me tell you, it sure was! We stamped six projects (the first picture here was one that I created, in it's “early stage” stamping by one of the Ruth's Chris servers), had a great meal, door prizes, but most of all…FUN! Here is a pdf with the two projects I designed.

June 24 project sheet

I used the new Daisy Delight Bundle from Stampin' Up! and another fun new stamp set, Great Big Greetings.

We design our projects so anyone can be successful, whether you've ever picked up a rubber stamp before or not! Feel free to print these out and give them a try.If you need to order any of the supplies, my online store is just a click away!

To see a short video as our event was starting, visit my Facebook page. I'd love for you to like my page and become a follower. I post different projects and info on all my social media sites and you don't want to miss anything now do you?! 🙂

My Stampin' Up! journey started 15 years ago and all I wanted was to save money on my hobby. Can you relate? Now that I'm down the road a bit, the discount is still nice, but it is the friends and events like the one above that mean the most. I can honestly say that so many of my customers and team members are true friends and when we gather to stamp and create, the magic happens. I almost can't explain it but I am so energized after one of our large events I cannot wait for the next one!

We had quite a few new stampers at this event; one flew in from Hawaii and one drove from Arizona! Many of us were strangers at the start but after a day of laughter and stamping, we are strangers no more!

If you might be at a point where this type of friendships and fun piques your interest, here's a little bit more about my team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Girls, INK.

I truly am grateful for all the Stampin' Up! has provided for my family and me. In addition to the friendships, my husband and I have gone on quite a few exciting all expenses paid trips; the next one will be to Alaska in 2018!

We earned this cruise in 2011, too and we can't wait to go back! My dream is to have some of my team with me on one of these trips…maybe it will be you! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my Monday Morning Muse from the Stamp Maven. I've been at work creating some new projects and video tutorials so I'll be sharing those soon!

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Posted on January 13, 2017

Friday Fun – How Well Do YOU Know The Stampmaven…ME!!

Contests

Ok stamping peeps! It's Friday and I thought we should have some Friday fun in the form of a game: how well do YOU know The Stamp Maven  (that's ME)?!

Some of you might not follow me on Facebook so I wanted to post here (but of course you should follow me on ALL my social media platforms!), too, so you all could play and maybe win a prize! We all like prizes, right?

Here's the game. Below you'll find a series of questions. Put a comment here on the blog with the answers you think I would make. I'll be awarding a few fun prizes. Iin case of a tie, Stamp Slave will draw for the winners from the group who answered the most questions correctly!

You must post your answers no later than Saturday night at midnight to be eligible for a prize…have fun!

  • What is your favorite craft (crochet, flower arranging, cardmaking, scrapbooking, etc)?
  • How long have you been stamping?
  • Do you have a favorite stamp company?
  • Favorite embellishment?
  • Favorite type of stamp (wood, foam mount, photopolymer, other)?
  • Prefer cardmaking alone or with others?
  • Most often do you create from scratch, sketch or CASE?
  • Do you still use punches?
  • Do you like to fussy cut?
  • Do you mail your cards?
  • Do you typically use black or colored ink?
  • Sell your cards?
  • Do you ever foresee giving up stamping?
  • Dedicate room? Shared room? Kitchen? Living room? Basement?
  • What do you use most often on your projects/cards/scrapbooks?
  • What is one crafting item you don't own but am considering purchasing?
  • Given a choice you would rather create a card with no layers, one layer or multiple layers?
  • If you had to give away all my crafting supplies except one thing, what is the ONE item you would keep?

Remember, you want to comment answers you think I would make!!

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Posted on August 4, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Hydrangea

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Paper crafting/ Product Information

A pink “Thoughtful Branches hydrangea” to share today; can you tell I am digging this limited edition bundle?!

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Stampin' Up! makes things so easy by pairing a versatile stamp set with framelits or thinlits dies…the dies do most of the work! You can either stamp the coordinating image and cut out OR use a coordinating Designer Series Paper; a win win in my book!

Remember the Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only available in August. If you've accumulated any Bonus Days coupons, use them on this bundle to save even more! (bundles save you 10% right off the top!)

Instructions and supplies are below-click on any picture to order right now.

Supplies:

    • Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle (144328)
    • Paper: Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Basic Black (121045), Pear Pizzazz (131201), 2016-18 In Color Envelope Paper (141698)
    • Ink: Versamark (102283)
    • Other: Big Shot (143263), Precision Plate (139684), Big Shot Die Brush (140603), Heat Tool (129053), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Subtles Enamel Shapes (141679),2016-18 InColor Enamel Shapes (141410), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Measurements:

  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Basic Black cardstock – 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Pear Pizzazz Scrap
  • Sugarplum Scrap from the 2016-18 In Color Envelope Paper

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink on the bottom right of the Basic Black panel. Sprinkle on and tap off the excess Whisper White Embossing Powder, then use your Heat Gun to set it. Adhere the panel to the Sweet Sugarplum card base as shown.
  2. Run the flower and the stem through the Big Shot Machine with the aid of the Precision Plate using the scraps of paper Then, use the Die Brush to remove the pieces from the die.
  3. Adhere the stem and flower to the card as shown with tiny drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Select a few Enamel Shapes from the 2016-18 In Color and the Subtles Enamel Shapes packs and adhere them to your card as shown.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying these Thoughtful Branches Bundle samples. Click here if you missed yesterday's post and sample.

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Posted on June 24, 2016

Moroccan Lantern Card

Paper crafting/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Uncategorized

I have to say, Moroccan Nights was not my favorite new stamp set…but, I love the way this Moroccan Lantern Card looks! The “splatter technique” really makes the lanterns pop, don't you think?

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If you need a refresher on this technique, please email me and I'll be glad to help! Supplies and instructions shown below. Just click right on the product to order….easy, peasy!

Supplies:

Stamp SetsMoroccan Nights (w-141715, c-141718); One Big Meaning (w-138788, c-139420)

Card Stock – Emerald Envy (141415); Dapper Denim (141414); Very Vanilla (101650)

Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival (140931), Crushed Curry (131173), Cajun Craze (126965), Dapper Denim (141394), Emerald Envy (141396)

 

Misc. – Moroccan Designer Series Paper (DSP) (141645); Sponge Daubers (133773); Aqua Painters (103954)

 

Measurements:

  • Emerald Envy: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”
  • Dapper Denim: 4” x 3 3/8”
  • Very Vanilla: 4” x 3”
  • DSP: 4” x 5 1/4”

Instructions:

  • Stamp Lanterns and Thank You in Black archival ink on Very Vanilla card stock and allow to dry.
  • Sponge Crushed Curry ink starting inside lanterns (darkest) out across the card stock (lighter as it moves away from the lanterns) using sponge daubers.
  • Start at the top edge sponging Cajun Craze (darkest) moving to blend with the Curry color (lighter)

 

    1. Start at the bottom edge of the card stock sponging Dapper Denim ink and getting lighter as you move up the card. Leave room for the Emerald Envy and blend from the Denim side (darkest) into the Curry above (lighter).
    2. Splatter water from your aqua painter onto the ombre background. Allow to sit for 15-25 seconds and blot excess water off. Let it dry.
  • Stamp star around lanterns with Crushed Curry ink.
  • Layer and assemble the Moroccan Lantern card as shown.
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Posted on April 22, 2016

Easy Card Tutorial

Announcements/ Projects/ Stamping/ Videos

Hey stampers! For today, I wanted to share an easy card tutorial I did on my YouTube Channel. I think you'll enjoy this easy, peasy birthday card.

Birthday card ideas are what my customers need all the time; I'm guessing you might, too!

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If you enjoyed this easy card tutorial video and want more great ideas, subscribe to my channel so you don't miss anything. Be sure to check out the punch repair video done by my hubby, THE Stamp Slave!

 

 

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Posted on April 20, 2016

What’s on the Stampin’ Up! Retiring List?

Announcements/ Product Information/ Projects

I'm sad to say there are many of my favorites (and probably yours) on the Stampin' Up! Retiring List; but, that just means there's a lot of great new stuff coming!

Everything Eleanor has been a favorite of mine since it came on the scene a few years ago.

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Ideas for sympathy cards always seem to be in demand from my local customers; hopefully this will inspire you as well!

If you need the complete list of everything retiring, click here. All the system glitches from Monday have been worked out so you should be able to order your retiring items without any problems today.

So, let's not be too sad as we say goodbye to all the Stampin' Up! retiring items…there is SO much great stuff coming! If you don't have a demonstrator and would like to be on my new catalog mailing list, just email me and we can chat about that!

Oh, one more thing…if you aren't receiving my monthly email newsletter, you're missing some great stuff! Just put your info in the big coral circle up top and you can start receiving my free tutorial videos and other great stuff right away!

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Posted on April 14, 2016

How Do I Do the Ombre Technique?

Product Information/ Samples/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

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It might LOOK difficult, but if you've ever asked yourself “how do I do the ombre technique”, you've come to the right place today!

I chose this card to teach the technique because very few supplies are required and the instructions below are simple and straightforward. This card was created to support the idea that you only need a few supplies to make a beautiful card: ink pads in only three colors and one black; white card stock and one stamp set.  Framelits are used for the squares, but you could easily cut the squares with a trimmer instead.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Sheltering Tree (137163)
  • Ink: Daffodil Delight (126944), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Melon Mambo (126948) and Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White (#100730)
  • Other: Squares Collection Framelits (130921), Stamping Sponges (101610), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439), Magnetic Platform (#130658), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), and SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White card base:4-1/4” x 11”, scored in half plus two scraps each about 4” x 4”

Instructions:

  1. Using one of the 4” x 4” scraps and a stamping sponge (works well if you cut one sponge into quarters that look like a pie slice and use 1 slice per color), begin sponging/pouncing Daffodil Delight ink horizontally so you have a section about 1” high and 4” wide. Sponge repeatedly until you get the richness you desire. Repeat with Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo working the meeting points into one another so there is no white showing through.
  2. Stamp tree with Tuxedo Black ink onto ombre piece keeping in mind its placement so you get a range of the three colors and so when it is die cut out, the tree image is positioned how you want it to appear on the card. In the sample, the tree is stamped to the left.
  3. Using the Squares Collection Framelits choose two that would nest and fit on the card as shown. Use the larger die just for the white “frame” on the 2nd Whisper White scrap and use the smaller square to carefully position it onto the ombre piece (using the Magnetic Platform) so it frames the section of the tree you want to see then die cut.
  4. Using SNAIL, attach ombre piece on top of white frame piece.
  5. Using Stamp-a-ma-jig figure out where the ombre piece will go once adhered (don’t adhere it yet) and stamp sentiment onto white card base so it is beneath where the ombre piece will go.
  6. Using Dimensionals, adhere ombre piece to card.

I hope I've answered the “how do I do the ombre technique” question for you today. PLEASE  email me if you need any help or have additional questions!

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Posted on April 5, 2016

You’re So Vintage-Masculine Birthday Card

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Paper crafting

Yesterday I showed you a card that would be perfect for your favorite guy's birthday.  I wanted to share another one today.

When I think of “vintage”. I don't usually think of masculine birthday cards; rather fun fabric, lace, and grandma's buttons. Today's card gives the word vintage a whole new meaning.

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Stampin' Up!'s” Guy Greetings and “That Thing You Did” Stamp Sets are the perfect combo for creating your guy a vintage card of his very own, no lace needed!

Just click on any picture to head on over to my online store and order your supplies.

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