Monday, August 29, 2016

Cards for September Classes

In September I will be hosting two classes!  Here are the details and the cards for the classes.

Friday, September 9th 10am-Noon - Christmas Card Class
It’s holiday catalog kick-off time!  Have you been dreaming of creating your own handmade Christmas cards to send to family, friends, coworkers, & neighbors but always run out of time in December?  This class is to get a jump start on making your Christmas cards. In this class you will create 10 cards (5 each of 2 different designs from the same stamp set) for a total of 10 cards (& envelopes) for $20. Each month will feature a different stamp set.  Cost is $20 and RSVP is due Wednesday, September 7th at noon. 

Friday, September 16th 10am-Noon – Shaker Card Class
During this class we will be making 3 shaker cards.  These are super fun to make!  Cost is $10 and RSVP is due Wednesday, September 14th at noon. 


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Paper Pumpkin BOGO Offer!

Stampin' Up! is offering our Paper Pumpkin kit for the first month for $19.95 and get your second month free for all new customers.  Paper Pumpkin is a paper crafting surprise in your mailbox.  Sometimes it's cards, sometimes it's gift bags, sometimes it's 3D items, or any combination of these.  You never know what it is going to be for the month!  If for some reason you don't like that particular month there are always lots of alternative projects posted online. The Paper Pumpkin includes a stamp set, paper crafting project supplies, and ink spot(s).  

To sweeten this deal - those that sign up for Paper Pumpkin with me are going to get a few gifts!  You will receive your choice of a Paper Pumpkin reusable tote or pen AND also get to choose 2 ink spots from my stash of Stampin' Up! inks.  You will also receive a few sample projects from previous months' Paper Pumpkins. 

Comment below if you are interested and I will get it in touch!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Fabulous Framelits

Welcome! It's ICS blog hop time! Our theme is ‪Fabulous Framelits!  I had to use my most favorite new framelits from Stampin' Up! the Everyday Jars!!  Here in the lower midwest we are in the middle of peach season.  Just last week I went to an orchard to pick some, and now I need to find some great recipes for peaches.  Peaches & canning were the inspiration for my card!

The card base is one of the new in colors, Emerald Envy.  The next layer is Whisper White cardstock with the peaches in Peekaboo Peach & Tangerine Tango.  The peaches were inked in Peekaboo Peach and then the Tangerine Tango was added with a sponge dauber.  The other wonderful combination for peaches I found out from another demonstrator is Peekaboo Peach with an accent of Flirty Flamingo.  The leaves were inked in Emerald Envy.  For the jars I stamped a bunch of just the peaches on Whisper White cardstock.  The jars were stamped in Tempting Turquoise on top of the cardstock of peaches and then cut out with the framelits.  The lids are Pacific Point ink on Pacific Point cardstock.  The sentiment is from Sheltering Tree and stamped in Emerald Envy on Peekaboo Peach.  It was cut out with the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlets.  The inside of the card needed a jar of peaches too!

Thanks for stopping by my post in the ICS blog hop!   
The next stop in your hop is the fantastic, Andrea!

Card Supply List from Stampin' Up!:
Framelits: Everyday Jars, Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlets
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Peekaboo Peach
Inks: Peekaboo Peach & Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy
Stamps: Fresh Fruit, Jar of Love, Sheltering Tree
Adhesives/Accessories: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals,Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform & Cutting Pads

Monday, August 1, 2016

Schedule for August Stamping Classes

Hope you will join us for one of my upcoming classes!  If you are unable to attend in person you can order the stamps and materials to make on your own.

Wednesday, August 3rd 10am-Noon or 7:00-9:00pm – Just Cards – Fresh Fruit & Fruit Stand
During this class we will be making a few cards with the new stamp set & designer series paper – Fresh Fruit & Fruit Stand.  We will be using watercolor paper and a new technique called orange peel.  Not only will you take home your cards but some extra watercolor paper and a stamp spritzer.  Cost is $15 and RSVP is due by noon on Monday, August 1st.  Attached is a photo that showcases the suite.

Friday, August 19th 10am-Noon – Projects – Mini Magazine File Card Holders
In this class we will be making mini magazine file card holders.  You will make 5 of them – 1 for Christmas, 1 for Birthdays, 1 for other holidays, and 2 for any occasions.  They will all be the same kraft paper color, but the accents and designs will be different.  Attached is a photo that shows an example for Christmas.  Cost is $10 and RSVP is due by noon on Wednesday, August 17th.  Attached is a photo that shows an example.

Sunday, August 21st 1:00-3:00pm – Mini Magazine File Card Holders or Fresh Fruit & Fruit Stand Cards
Are you unable to come to the card or project class earlier in the month?  Come on Sunday afternoon to do either the project or cards!  Cost is $15 for the cards or $10 for the project.  RSVP is due by noon on Friday, August 19th.   

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fresh Fruit Cards

I was needing a thank you & birthday card, so I wanted to use a summer stamp set.  I was inspired by the layout in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.
The multiple fruit set used these inks....
Peach - Peekabo Peach & Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzaz
Flowers - Daffodil Delight & Crushed Curry
Strawberry - Watermelon Wonder & Real Red, Cucumber Crush

For the peach only card the peach was in Peekabo Peach & Tangerine Tango with leaves in Cucumber Crush.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Fresh Fruit stamp set
Inks - Peekabo Peach & Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight & Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder & Real Red, Cucumber Crush
Cardstock - Peekabo Peach (card base), Whisper White (front layer & sentiment)
Washi Label Punch (Thank You card), Paper Snips (Happy Birthday card)
Adhesives - Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

OSAT Blog Hop - Shabby Chic

Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop for July with a theme of Shabby Chic!  If you are hopping along with us, I hope you enjoyed the great projects from Lori!  

This is definitely not my style of stamping, so it was fun to get out of my comfort zone with this theme.  I decided to create a card and a coloring book for my project.

After a lot of time figuring out my colors this card was finally put together.

This card features the Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelit Dies.  The card base is Soft Sky.  The Stampin' Up! Hardwood stamp was stamped in Soft Sky ink, and then an Aquapainter was used in Pear Pizzaz for the lines between the boards.  A sponge dauber was then used to add Crumb Cake ink around the edges.  The jar (and water in the jar) is Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky cardstock. I used a small piece of adhesive to stick the jar to the background in order to stamp the stems and leaves in Pear Pizzaz. The jar was carefully removed from the Hardwood piece and the additional stems (Pear Pizzaz ink on Pear Pizzaz cardstock were adhered using Fine Tip glue).  The jar was then permanently adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The bow is Blushing Bride ink on Blushing Bride cardstock.  The flowers also our in the same stamp set.  The flowers are made out of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The base part of the flowers are Blushing Bride and the accents are in Flirty Flamingo.  The flowers were attached with Glue Dots.  The jar, stems, and flowers were all cut out by their respective framelits.  The whole piece is then popped with Stampin' Dimensionals against the Soft Sky card base. 

A little stamping was needed inside the card as well.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Words stamp set.  It was stamped in Crumb Cake ink. 

It was a challenge to figure out what to do for a project this month because I wanted to do something totally different & unique.  A friend and fellow demonstrator recently showed me a coloring book that she created.  Here's her video about it. 

The cover was very similar to the card.  The only difference is I stamped the Hardwood stamp on Whisper White and then matted it in Soft Sky.  The book itself is 6" x 6" and then the inside pages are 5 13/16" x 5 13/16".  I used my Bind-It-All for the first time for this project to make the holes and then bind it.  I only have about 12 pages in this book so I used 1/2" binding coil.  The front & back covers are made from the Designer Series Paper (DSP) cardboard cut at 6"x6" and using Tear & Tape I adhered Whisper White cardstock to the back and front of each cover.  

Here's a couple of the inside pages where I stamped the images to be colored in Memento Black ink.

I hope you have enjoyed my card & project!  Your next stop in the hop is from my friend, Tina!
  1. Alisa Tilsner -
  2. Justin Krieger -

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used for Card:
Stamps: Jars of Love, Watercolor Words
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzaz
Embellishments: Everyday Jars Framelits, Sponge Dauber, Aquapainter, Big Shot, Cutting Pads, and Magnetic Platform
Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue, Glue Dots

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used for Project:
Stamps: Jars of Love, Grateful Bunch, Flower Shop, Butterfly Basics
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzaz, Memento Black
Embellishments: Everyday Jars Framelits, Sponge Dauber, Aquapainter, Big Shot, Cutting Pads, and Magnetic Platform
Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue, Glue Dots

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bonus Days Promotion!

For every $50 USD you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August, so spread the word. This is the first time we have offered this type of promotion, and it’s a deal everyone will want in on!
Note: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.
*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 USD they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax