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Under My Umbrella

Hello Stampers!  I hope this finds you well.  I know we are all going a little stir crazy but I hope you are finding time to craft and send cards to friends and family.  I know heading down to my workshop and creating cards is so relaxing and helps me forget about my worries for a little bit.  I miss all my stamping friends and can’t wait until we can be together again to have some fun.  In the meantime, to keep you crafting, I have created a “To Go” class that you can order and complete from the comfort of your own home.  The class features the new Under my Umbrella Bundle and I think you will love it as much as I do.  Check out the details below.

Order your Under my Umbrella To-Go Class.  Class includes half package of Designer Series Paper, bolt of ribbon,  package of rhinestone gems, and a package of Stampin Dimensionals PLUS all card stock and envelopes needed to complete 8 beautiful cards along with a compete step by step tutorial. Only $33 includes shipping. Add on the Under My Umbrella Bundle (stamp set and matching punch) for an additional $30.50 . RSVP and pay by April 15th.   Class Kits will be mailed by April 26th.  Click on the link below to complete the Google Form to order your TO-GO CLASS today.

https://forms.gle/jJ3QpRdx7gu3L6jK7

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Something Old/Something New

This old saying isn’t just for weddings.  I love it when I can take my “old” craft supplies and pair them with something new!  I absolutely love Stampin’ Up’s Tropical Chic stamp set – it’s just a fun, happy design and who couldn’t use a little fun and happy right now?  I also like Stampin’ Up’s new Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (DSP) and so I decided to pair my “old” stamp set with the “new” DSP.  I also love making fancy fold cards that look difficult but are secretly very easy (SHHHH!  Don’t tell anyone).  This fun double gatefold card is sure to impress your family and friends. See directions and supply list below.  Let me know if you make this card and how it turned out!  Happy Stampin!

PS – You can order all the supplies needed to make this fun card and lots more by clicking HERE to reach my online store.

Double Gatefold card

Supplies:

Tropical Chic stamp set and matching dies

Tropical Oasis DSP

Grapefruit Grove Cardstock

Mint Macaron Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin Pad

Mint Macaron Classic Stampin Pad

Pretty Label Punch

Simply Scored

Snail Adhesive

Glue Dots

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Mint Macaron 1/8” sheer linen ribbon

Paper Snips

Measurements:

Card base  – Grapefruit Grove cardstock cut to 5 ½ x 8 ½ and scored at 2 1/8 and 6 1/8  

1st Layer – 2 pieces Mint Macaron cardstock cut to 4 x 2 ½

2nd Layer – 2 pieces Tropical Oasis DSP cut to 3 ¾ x 2 ¼

Scrap of Whisper White cardstock for sentiment

Scrap of Mint Macaron cardstock for leaf

12 inches of ribbon

Optional – 4 x 5 ¼ piece of Whisper White cardstock for inside of card

Instructions:

1:  Fold cardbase along score lines; use paper bone to crease

2:  Adhere DSP to 4 x 2 ½ card stock; repeat for 2nd strip

3:  Attach one strip to upper left of card base; Attach one strip to bottom right of card base

4:  Stamp sentiment in Grapefruit Grove on scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punch using Pretty Label punch.  Optional:  roll edge of punched label on ink pad to add a touch of color.  Adhere to upper left of card front with Stampin dimenstionals

5:  Tie ribbon in a bow and attach over top of label with glue dot

6:  Stamp leaf in Mint Macaron on scrap of Mint Macaron cardstock.  Use matching die to cut out or fussy cut with paper snips.  Adhere to bottom right of card front with Stampin dimensionals

7:  Optional – adhere a 4 x 5 ¼ piece of Whisper White card stock to inside of card.  Stamp along left edge with one of the background stamps from the Tropical Chic stamp set

Double Gatefold card

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Love at first site

Way back in August, I had the opportunity to pre-order lots of new goodies from the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog (one of the perks of being a demonstrator). One of the items that caught my eye was the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle. I thought this would be a quick and easy way to make treats for co-workers, family, friends, teachers, coaches (get the idea?) so I placed my order for one. As soon as it arrived I knew I made the right choice! From the first time I used the die to make a treat box I was in LOVE with this set.

Item #152390 – $48.50 included 7 cling stamps and 10 dies

I just couldn’t stop playing with this set! It’s so, so easy to use and you don’t even need to stamp! One 6″x6″ of Designer Series Paper is really all you need or you can use cardstock and dress it up! Add ribbon or twine with a small tag and you have an adorable little gift. The box is the perfect size for chocolate – Hershey’s Kisses, Lindor Truffles, or Ferrero Rocher are excellent choices. You can order your bundle today from my website. Check all the different ones I made.

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Do you want to build a Snowman?

Today’s the day! The holiday catalog is now LIVE – let the fun begin. And what’s more fun than building a snowman? The best part about this snowman is you don’t even need snow! How great is that?

Snowman Season bundle
Item #152337 – $32.25

This adorable card was made with the new Snowman Season bundle featuring the Snowman Season stamp set and Snowman builder punch.

The card base is Pretty Peacock cut to 5.5″ x 8.5″ and folded in half. Cut a piece of Noble Peacock Foil sheets in Pretty Peacock to 5.25″ x 4″ place it into the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot. Stamp the Snowman on Whisper White card stock and punch out with matching punch. Punch out hat from Basic Black card stock and twig arms from Early Espresso card stock. Attach to snow man. Use Real Red curly ribbon to tie scarf around snowman and adhere Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to hat. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stamp greeting in Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink and use Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And Voila! You built a Snowman!

The products used in this card are available for sale on my website – just click here to order. If you are ordering less than $150 I would appreciate it if you would please use host code DSC24VXX when placing your order. If you are order over $150 in products please take advantage of the host benefits to earn free products (and if you do over over $150 let’s talk – you may want to join Stampin’ Up! to save money AND take advantage of all the great benefits!). Happy Stampin’.

Products used to make card shown above
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Need a hand this spooky season?

Spooky season is coming up. Are you ready or could you use a hand with prepping goodies for all the little ghosts and goblins on your list? Well Paper Pumpkin has just what you need to get ready!

September’s Paper Pumpkin is sure to be “Spooktacular”

Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy! Knowing you might like “a hand” with your frightful festivities, they designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with you in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

But don’t get left the dark this Halloween. You must subscribe by September 10 to get in on the fun. Click here to subscribe today!

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Who loves plaid?

Well it’s been a while but I am back and determined to keep up to date with my blog! August was a busy month – lots of family fun, activities, and of course the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog pre-order period. The new holiday catalog is just full of wonderful new stamp sets, punches and embellishments and I have been busy playing with all the new items!

One of my favorites is the new Perfectly Plaid bundle. The stamp set and punch make it easy for all levels of crafters to create beautiful, one of a kind holiday cards in minutes. Pair the stamp set with the new Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink and you have a “Wow” card in the making.

To make this card, start with a Shaded Spruce card base cut to 5.5″ by 8.5 ” and fold in half. Next take a piece of Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3″ by 5.5″. Adhere the DSP to the card base. On a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 2.5″ by 5.5″ punch out the tree shape. Stamp the “Merry Christmas ” greeting in Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink and add red rhinestones for a bit of sparkle. Adhere piece to DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Perfectly Plaid Bundle, Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, and Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink will be available beginning September 4th. You can order your own right from my web site by clicking here. If your order is under $150 I would appreciate it if you would use host code DSC24VXX when ordering. If your order is over $150 please take advantage of the host benefits for yourself (and let’s talk about joining Stampin’ Up! so you can save money and enjoy all the benefits of membership! Happy Stampin!

Products used for the card shown above
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The year of #simplestamping

Hello fellow crafters! I hope you enjoyed holidays and found some time to relax.  This year Stampin’ Up! kicks off its #simplestamping campaign – calling on demonstrators to design and create beautiful cards just using stamps, ink and paper. Believe me it’s harder than it sounds! As an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I love to design and create cards using a variety of our wonderful products.  Sometimes it’s difficult to get back to the simple thrill of putting ink to paper. I remember when I put ink to paper to create my very first card. I was so excited – I had actually created something beautiful. It was so easy and I was hooked! As time has gone by I’ve learned so much and challenged myself to create works of art with my stamps, inks, papers, and embellishments. This #simplestamping challenge is giving me a chance to take a step back and focus on simple creativity. Here are just a few of the cards I created with just stamps, ink, and paper.  I am including a supply list in case you to recreate these cards.  If you are not already working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to have you for a customer.  You can shop here for all the supplies shown below.  Feel free to leave a comment or let me know how I can help you create your own beautiful cards.

puppy love

Don’t you just love the simplicity of this card?  Created using the Happy Tails bundle from our new Occasions catalog.  Here’t this list of supplies used to make it.

  • Happy Tails Bundle #150631 (page 33 in the Occasions Catalog)
  • Lovely Lipstick cardstock #146970 (page 183 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730 (page 184 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Crumb Cake cardstock #120593 (page 184 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad #147140 (page 183 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad #147115 (page 184 in the Annual Catalog)

One more example of #simplestamping

hello

I love the colors in this card and the random placement of the stamps makes this so easy – there’s no wrong way to do it!  Here’s the list of supplies for this card:

  • Beauty Abounds stamp set #148726 (page 13 in the Occasions Catalog)
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730 (page 184 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Memento Pad in Tuxedo Black #132708 (page 203 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad #147100 (page 186 in the Annual Catalog)
  • So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad #147109 (page 186 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad #147104 (page 186 in the Annual Catalog)

And right now, you can take advantage of our Sale-a-Bration promotion and earn FREE products for every $50 you spend!  Click here to check out the Sale-a-bration catalog. Are you ready to place your order?  Of course  you are!  If you are placing an order for $150 or more, I want you to enjoy all of the Host Rewards you have earned.  If your order is less than $150, I’d love for you please add this Host Code – ATXRPVSV– when prompted. Thank you!