August Paper Pumpkin

By | August 22, 2016

August Paper Pumpkin


Today’s project starts with a sketch from Mojo Monday. You can see that sketch by clicking on this link.

I wanted to show you an option for the August paper pumpkin. I really like this stamp set mostly because of the fonts.  I also like how the leaves accent the fonts. You can make really cool looking circles out of these stamps.

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Take a look at what I’m talking about. These are some of the cards from the August kit.

August Paper Pumpkin

Now take a look at the card that I have for you today. I use the Affectionately Yours designer series paper. I used the matching embossing folder for that paper called Floral Section. The stamp set went perfectly with all of it.

august paper pumpkin

Stamp the sentiment in Navy and  the leaves in Crumb Cake.

august paper pumpkin

And if you’ve been on the fence about describing to our monthly craft kit called paper pumpkin, then I suggest you get in on the BOGO  event that’s going on now.  Purchase one kit, get the second free.  You can read more by clicking on the “BOGO” picture below.

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Paper Pumpkin BOGO!

By | August 19, 2016

It’s a First! A Paper Pumpkin Bogo!

NOW, first time subscribers can grab a a free month of Paper Pumpkin- the monthly crafting kit delivered to your door!

I love a great BOGO deal! Right now you can buy one month of Paper Pumpkin and get the second month FREE!  #PaperPumpkinBOGO

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

This offer is valid through: October 10, 2016

Subscribe HERE and use the code BOGO.  You will pay for your first month ($19.95) and get your 2nd month free.

When you use promo code “BOGO” at checkout, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and then will get the November kit free.

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void. You cannot put your subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Subscribe now!

Join Stampin Up

By | August 16, 2016

Hi Friends!  I just want to share some cards today that came from my Team meeting this past weekend.  It was a great time, with great food and lots of great folks!

So once we fill our bellies with yummy food, we sit down to learn something new in Stampin’ Up! world.  Then prizes and awards are given and we exchange swaps before working on our Make-N-Takes.  Our theme this month was “summer”.

These are some of the swaps from the girls on my team:

Peggy's Card

Peggy’s Card

Kim's Card

Kim’s Card

 

Jeanne's Card

Jeanne’s Card

 

Chris' first card ever!

Chris’ first card ever!

Shirley's Card

Shirley’s Card

Didn’t they do a great job?  You can see my swap card here on this previous post.

In addition to swaps, they were able to create some cute stuff from the new Holiday Catalog that comes out September 1st. Here’s what we made:

Reindeer Stampin Up

This candy holder below holds small Kit Kat’s.

Candy Holder Stampin Up

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If you are interested in joining my team, I would love that!  Please email me today to get started!

That’s all for today folks!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Jar of Love Class

Jar of Love

Live class or purchase the kit to go with stamp set!

Deadline to register: August 30th

In this class, create 6 gorgeous cards using the Jar of Love stamp set (included).

Click here to see all the details on this class.

For my complete class calendar click here.

 

 

Jar of Love

By | August 14, 2016

Jar of Love


Jar of LoveJar of Love Class  with “Kit To Go” Option

RSVP By: August 30th

Early Bird August 21st, 2016

Welcome to the “Jar Of Love” card class!  Not only am I featuring the stamp set in this class-the stamp set is included! (stamp set is included in the “kit to go”)

 

In this class, you will make 2 of each card.  There are 3 card designs all using your new stamp set!

Early bird registrations will make these two BONUS cards (Grab kit to go by the Early Bird deadline (8/21) and it will include these bonus cards). 

Jar of Love

Early Bird Cards

The class kits will mail in a USPS Priority Envelope and will be ready to ship by September 10th (or earlier!) I prepare all the classes at once after the deadline and will ship them as quickly as possible. (Most kits ship the Monday after the live class)
If you already own the product, you can substitute for another product (please email me any changes.)

Thank You Card

By | August 12, 2016

Thank You Card


It really doesn’t get much easier than this folks.  This card is a no-brainer.  Simple and elegant.  Easy to create and mass-produce and yet still looks so elegant.  If you are in the mood for a Thank You Card, then look no further than this one right here!

thank you card

I used Whisper White card stock for the base and then cut another layer 1/8″ smaller all the way around.  This is also way cool if you are worried about messing your stamped images because you can just turn it over and use the other side and you still haven’t ruined your card base!  Tada!

thank you card

The leaves are from the Garden in Bloom Stamp set.  Stamped in Cucumber Crush and then Emerald Envy to create the lines in the leaves.

The sentiment comes from the Sheltering Tree stamp set and is stamped in Emerald Envy on Crumb Cake card stock.  Then, using paper snips, just cut out a pendant on each side and adhere using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The ribbon is retired but you can use any ribbon you have on hand.  I hardly ever use ribbon and you should SEE the massive amount of ribbon I have in stock.  I have to start using it up! LOL

The Washi tape is from the Affectionately Yours Washi tape pack and I just LOVE it.  It’s hard to tell, but the dots on the gold tape are copper colored.  It’s stunning.

You can see all the products I used below and even click on them if you are inclined to purchase one or two.

thank you card


 

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Tangelo Twist 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon

Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon

Swirly Bird

By | August 8, 2016

Swirly Bird


Welcome friends.  In today’s post, I’m going to show you an adorable card using the Stampin’ Up! set or bundle called Swirly Bird.

I will tell you right now that when it first came out, I scrolled right on by.  I saw a bunch of cool geometrical shapes but had no idea what to do with it.  That is, until I saw what creative folks were doing with it.  OH. MY. WORD.  The creations are endless.  From kites, to sailboats, birds and eggs, flowers, etc.  There is so much you can create with this set and matching thinlits!Swirly Bird

I started by choosing the colors I wanted.  I used the Foxy DSP as a starting point.  Even though I chose the grey side of the patterned paper, I took the color combination from the rest of the paper pack.  You see, when you flip the paper over, it’s all these colors: Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Smoky Slate.

I honestly wanted to do a black card base, but didn’t have enough on hand. GASP!!!  I KNOW- right?  How did I let that happen?  OMG.  So, I went with Basic Grey instead and I think it works just as nice.

Then, I moved on to the stamping and cutting.  The only thing die cut on this page is that adorable nest-looking thing, for lack of a better word.  I think it’s so pretty and so modern.  Gorgeous.  I wanted a non-traditional nest, so I went with the coral color.

Swirly Bird Stampin Up

Now, even though I didn’t have enough black to make the card base, I still have a TON of scraps going on in this mess of a craft room.  So I grabbed a slice and stamped the sentiment on here with Versamark ink.  I then poored the embossing powder over it and melted it using the heat tool.  I think this just makes it pop off the paper.  What do you think?

Swirly Bird

Below is a list of all the products I used in this card.  You will notice that I added the swirly bird stamp and thinlit sets separately, but also included a link to the bundle since it’s cheaper to buy both at the same time.  Also, make sure you scroll down farther to see all the goodies in the clearance rack this week and stock up!

Swirly Bird

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August Host CodeHEADS UP!   All of these items below are in the clearance rack right now!!  Grab them while supplies last!  And when you place an order using this host code, you’ll get a free gift in the mail from me!  The gifts change every month.

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Next Class:

Jar of Love

Jar of Love

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Thoughtful Branches

By | August 6, 2016

Thoughtful Branches


This month Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive stamp set and matching die cut called Thoughtful Branches.  You can choose just the stamp set or save some moola and grab the bundle.  It’s only available until August 31, 2016.

Thoughtful Branches

I’m going to shoot you straight.  I used to hate having to pick all those little pieces out of the intricate dies like this one.  I mean, what a pain in the neck, right?  That’s why I absolutely love and cannot live without 2 things right now.  The Big Shot Die Brush and the Precision Base Plate.  LIFE SAVERS!  When you use these two things together, you will save SO much time and don’t have to worry about your images not coming out.  It makes it so easy!

This is a great stamp set for making Thank You cards.  It’s got some really great sayings in addition to a curly font, which I love.  I admit it, I am a font junkie.  Anything that looks handwritten or “cursive” as us old school folks say, is my type of font!

Some of the sayings  in the Thoughtful Branches stamp set include, “I hope you feel appreciated”, “You’re kindness makes a difference” and more.

If you are leaning toward grabbing this stamp set, just remember 2 things.

1.  It’s only here until August 31st.  2.  It’s less expensive as a bundle!

Check out Pinterest too for more super ideas!
Thoughtful Branches

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Balloon Celebration Stampin Up

By | August 5, 2016

Balloon Celebration Stampin Up


Back on this blog post, I showed you how to use catalogs to get a start on your card making.  Whether it’s to create the exact same card, or use it as a starting point.  Today’s post is another example of that.  I am using the stamp set Balloon Celebration from Stampin Up on page 24 of the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.

 (If you do not have a catalog yourself, please click here)

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Isn’t this card adorable?  I took it straight from the catalog.  The only difference was the background gold foil polka dots.  I didn’t have the newer paper so I used my retired stash.  I’m sure you all have tons of paper laying around just waiting to be used, right?  Use it up, I say!

The balloon was stamped using the gold Wink of Stella pen.  I just colored directly onto the stamp using my pen and then stamped it.  Isn’t that a cool idea?  It really makes it stand out and sparkle in person.  Then I took that same pen and went over the word “Champagne”.

If you really want to make your life easier, I highly suggest the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  And who doesn’t need more balloons in their life, right?  I find myself using this punch ALL THE TIME (as you will see below) not just with the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set.

This is the awesome stamp set!  Balloon Celebration Stampin Up

This is the punch that coordinates!  Isn’t it awesome?

Balloon Bouquet Punch

Below are more card samples using this same stamp set.  I did a live broadcast on Facebook, creating these stinking cute cards that you can watch below.

Balloon Celebration Stampin Up

Balloon Celebration Stampin Up

Balloon Celebration Stampin Up

Balloon Celebration Stampin Up

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Nautical Theme

By | August 1, 2016

Nautical Theme


Today’s card has a nautical theme.  Actually, I created 2 cards because I couldn’t decide which I liked better, so you can let me know what you think towards the end, ok?

A little background… SHOCKINGLY… I am ahead of the game this week.  (That almost never happens)  A friend invited us to stay with their family for a few days on Cape Cod. (SQUEEL!)  Our favorite vacation spot.  So,  I wanted to make them a card to thank them for so graciously hosting us.  I started with a sketch from MOJO.  You can see that sketch here.

Then, I picked up my Designer Series Paper “By The Shore”, since it was by the beach, I needed a Nautical Theme after all, right?  I chose my 3 designs and got to work.

Nautical Theme

Guy Greetings Stampin Up

Guy Greetings Stampin Up

The layers are as follows, going from the base to the smallest piece:

  • Card Base: 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Vanilla c/s: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Strips of Designer Series Paper: 1 1/4′ X 5 1/8″
  • Calypso Coral c/s:  2 15/16″ x 3 1/8″
  • Vanilla c/s (stamped images on this layer): 2 1/8″ x 3″

This is the alternate Nautical Theme card below. I made it smaller with my leftover scraps from this card and decided to make the base of the card and the envelope with Dapper Denim Card Stock and Ink.  To make the envelope, I used a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper and the Envelope Punch Board.

Nautical Theme

 

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Envelope Punch Board

 

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I hope you enjoyed checking out this card! If you would like to see all the class projects, just hop on over to the Stamping Factory today! There’s lots more to see!

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Magazine Card Holder

By | July 28, 2016

Magazine Card Holder

Hi there.  This is a super duper cute project!  It’s a Magazine Card Holder.  Let’s take a look.

Magazine Card Holder

Magazine Card Holder

See?  It looks just like one of those Magazine Holders!  Only this one is for your hand made cards!

Magazine Card Holder

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Check out the video below that was created on Facebook on how to put this together, or you can download and print the tutorial here!

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Paper Pumpkin

By | July 22, 2016

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It’s been awhile since we chatted about Paper Pumpkin. If you are unfamiliar with these, they are craft kits put out by Stampin’ Up! every month with the stamp sets and supplies to make either cards or home decor projects.  It’s a subscription service so you don’t even have to think about them.

If you are short on time like most of us these days but LUUUV to craft- it’s really the ideal solution. Stampin Up! designs the project(s) and sends you all the coordinating goodies.

I’ll be frank. (no- don’t call me FRANK). Ok, I’ll be honest.  I was super excited to get these kits when they first rolled out.  Then when I opened the packages… well, not so much.  They kinda stunk.  Peoglinda-the-good-witchple complained.  It wasn’t a “slam dunk” as they say.

But THEN…. apparently the good witch came to town and hit Stampin’ Up! people over the head with her magic wand.
SU! changed them up.  Now, I can honestly say they rock.  And while I like each kit differently, the best part is the stamp set. EVERY SINGLE MONTH you get a new stamp set that you can’t get anywhere else.  And they kinda kick butt.  For real.

This video is from the kit we received in July:

Let’s take a look at some of the cards I just created with these kits.  I used the stamp set from the June 2016 kit to create both of these cards.  The one on the bottom used all products exclusive to that month while the one at the top here, just used the stamp.

I used Washi tape that I accidentally ordered.  Yep- I typed in the wrong product number but I was so excited to receive it!!  I never would have ordered it and I love it.  It’s called Affectionately Yours.  Cute background!!  I am using washi tape more than ribbon now to save on postage and prevent my cards from getting destroyed at the post office!!

Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin

 

If you want to roll the dice and get all wild & crafty, I highly suggest you take another look at these freaking adorable kits. (They also make a really cool gift for Christmas too)  We offer 3 month subscriptions to try out and guess what- you no likey- that’s okay.  It’s commitment free (like my brother).  You can cancel or put your account on hold at any time.

Grab one!

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Create A Birthday Card

By | July 20, 2016

Create A Birthday Card

Hey guys- I am so excited to share with you how I create a birthday card using the new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  To begin with, I find a project that I like and circle it. You see the picture below of page 13 where I circled a few projects that really hit me.

Create A Birthday Card

Sometimes I have all the “ingredients” to make the card and sometimes I don’t.  I may like the color combination, or the design and layout of the card.

SO… I try to re-create the card.  Sometimes it’s identical, sometimes I change a few things.

Okay, so I wanted to begin with the card on the bottom right hand side.  ADORABLE right?  AND.. bonus, I have this set called “Birthday Blooms”.  Now, it’s time to create a card.

I’m not really a “purple” person.  Ask anyone who knows me.  I don’t think I even own anything purple.  So, I changed this card to “pink”.

Birthday Blooms Stampin Up

Now you can see that I changed the colors from Purpleand Yellow of the card in the catalog to Pink and Brown on my card.  I also didn’t have the ribbon from the card in the book, so I used some retired ribbon I had on hand.

Create A Birthday Card

I know we all sometimes get stuck on how to start to build our card, so I wanted to remind you to use your catalog!  Even older ones- save those- they are a great resource!

I am going to work my way through the entire catalog so be sure to keep an eye out on this blog for more cool card creations!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions about this project!

 

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Garden In Bloom

By | July 10, 2016

Announcing our next class… Garden in Bloom!  This class also INCLUDES the stamp set.

Let’s see what it’s all about.

Garden in Bloom

Garden In BloomWelcome to the “Garden In Bloom” card class!  Not only am I using the Garden In Bloom stamp set in this class- the stamp set is included with your class! (stamp set is included in the “kit to go”)

In this class, you will make 2 of each card.  There are 3 card designs all using your new stamp set!

Early bird registrations will make these two cards (You will get these in the kit to go if you register by July 17th). 

Garden In Bloom

 

The fine print:

A portion of the proceeds go to the Southbridge Relay for Life!

**BRING A FRIEND THAT’S NEW TO ME AND pick 5 free cards from my card rack.  You AND your new friend!

This class will also include a pamphlet with directions for each project to take home with you so you can re-create it!

Saturday,  August 13th

Doors open at 11 a.m.

Where: Southbridge Savings Bank- STURBRIDGE, MA (not Southbridge)

Early Bird Sign up is  July 10-17th

Registration ends August 30th!

I provide coffee and lite snacks.  You are welcome to bring your breakfast/lunch- we don’t mind.  There are a few eating spots nearby (Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)  We also have a kitchen with coffee, a microwave and refrigerator.

Space is limited, so only class attendees please.

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***This is not a “Bring Your Own Project Day”!    The next one is in October. 

Refunds are not issued, nor will credits be carried over, for missed classes as all the supplies have been ordered, cut and prepped for you.

In the event that you are not able to make it to the class you registered for, your card kits will be held for you for either pick up or I can invoice you for the shipping amount.  You will receive an email with the photos of the finished projects and you will be able to create your cards using the stamps and inks you already have.  Thanks for your understanding!

 

 

Stampin Up Bonus Days

By | July 7, 2016

Stampin Up Bonus Days

Stampin Up Bonus Days

You guys!!!  This is the first time Stampin Up has ever done this!  Stampin Up Bonus Days start today.  What is it? Well, let me tell ya my friend… it’s a super awesome promotion where you earn free goodies everytime you shop!

For every $50 you spend between July 7-31, you get a $5 coupon.  

Then, you can use those coupons to spend on orders between August 2-31st!  No limits.

This is a great time to pull out that wish list of yours and start to shop.  You are getting rewards for shopping with us and I think it’s awesome sauce! Woohoo…

Okay, here’s what you need to know:

  • Shop between July 7-31 
  • Spend $50 and get a $5 off coupon EMAILED TO YOU.  (you must use a valid email)
  • Don’t delete that email!  You are going to need that coupon and the email CANNOT be re-sent!!!  WHOA- make sure you are saving the email and maybe writing that code down somewhere to keep it safe!
  • You can use these coupons on any orders between August 2-31st, except Paper Pumpkin subscriptions and Starter Kits.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a great day and remember to…

Think It!  Ink It!

Hugs,

Angela