Floral Phrases Wedding Card

It’s nearly June and that means WEDDING SEASON! I made this card thinking about wedding season, or engagements or perhaps an elegant congratulations card. I don’t know if you can tell from the photo but it’s an easel card, so the bottom folds down and the centerpiece stands on it to form an easel. Just a little different take on a traditional card or it can also be a gift card holder. The “congratulations” is stamped in Versa Mark and then I heat embossed it with Gold Stamping Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool. The ink color, cardstock, and ribbon are one of the newest Stampin’ Up colors to come out starting June 1, called Powder Pink. It’s such a soft and delicate pink, I love it! 

It’s also an exciting time for we who love stamping because this Thursday is a brand new catalog! I cannot wait! As a demonstrator, I’ve been able to get a sneak peek of the new catalog and it’s amazing! I can tell you that this set is in our 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and it will be in the new one, but not as a bundle. Bundles, if you haven’t yet gotten sick of me saying this, means you can get the Floral Phrases stamp set and the Detailed Floral die set combined and save 10% off. You have until Thursday to save 10% and I highly recommend this set. The cuts are so intricate and the stamp set perfectly matches. Even better, the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper has an image that perfectly matches the stamp set! The paper will be available on Thursday in the new catalog. If you would like to get this bundle, please email me and I’ll be happy to help. Photos truly don’t do it justice!

 

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RemARKably Creative Blog Tour: Anything NEW!

RemARKably Creative Team Blog Tour

Welcome to the May edition of RemARKably Creative Blog Tour – Anything NEW! I hope you are enjoying each stop along the blog tours that feature projects created with the newest products from Stampin’ Up’s 2017-2018 Annual Catalog that launches June 1. If you have been following along the blog hop, you might have come from Leonie Schroder‘s blog. Wasn’t her project AMAZING? Such talent is a challenge to follow! 

Not to get too personal, but it’s been a crazy three weeks, hence the topic of this card. My husband’s car was totaled, my car had a hit and run, my dad’s cancer is back, and then yesterday I visited my sister in the hospital and took my daughter to the ER! Talk about a nutty month! So when I was trying to figure out what to make for this hop, I saw the sentiment and voila! A card was born. 

This card is made with the Colorful Seasons bundle. If you want to get a bundle, this is it because it covers all the seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter. You will get a whole year’s worth of cards out of this bundle, I promise! I also used two of the newest Stampin’ Up colors, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst. The card base is Fresh Fig, then a layer of Early Expresso and then Watercolor paper. After painting the paper with an Aqua Painter and water, I squeezed the ink pads of Elegant Eggplant, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst so that ink was on the lid and then dipped my Aqua Painter in the ink and painted sections that I had dampened with each of the colors. Set that aside to dry and die cut the branch out of Early Expresso cardstock and the flowers out of Watercolor paper as well. Once your background is dry, stamp Just Breath in Versamark and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. The flowers are colored at the center with Berry Burst and an Aqua Painter and then Basic Pearls are placed in the centers. Embellish with some Gold Metallic Thread and put the card together! A detailed list is below and f you would like to make this card yourself, please email me and I’ll help you as I would love to be your Demonstrator! 

The next stop on the blog hop is Annette Sullivan  but if you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of all the talented Demonstrators that are participating:

 


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We Don’t Have to Say Goodbye to Cool Treats!

The 10% Off Bundle Price Ends May 31, But the Cool Treats Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelit Dies Available In New Catalog!

The Cool Treats bundle is another one that was a HUGE hit in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and when the retiring list came out, we worried that it would be on that list and not carry over into the new catalog available on June 1. I am pleased to report that the Cool Treats stamp set and the Frozen Treats Framelit Dies that make up the Cool Treats Bundle WILL be available in the new Annual Catalog BUT they won’t be sold as a bundle. What that means is that if you want to order these, you should do it before May 31 so you can save 10% off the bundle price. Click here for details about the Bundle.  Another reason to order now is that the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper (featured on the bottom half of this card) will no longer be available after May 31 AND it’s on sale for only $7.50 right now! So you get 10% off on the bundle and the paper for 60% off. Sounds like a deal to me!

 

Other details about this card:

  • The circles are cut with the Layering Circles dies. The chocolate chip die was embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder.
  • I am in love with the Lace Doilies. I could seriously use them in every project! They add a nice accent to just about anything!
  • The ice cream cone is stamped in Watermelon Wonder on Whisper White cardstock. The Cool Treats stamp features a technique called two-step stamping that allows for depth and almost a 3D appearance. To create the look, ink up your stamp with the shape of the ice cream and then stamp the image once on a piece of scrap paper (hence the technique name, stamping off) and then without re-inking your stamp, go ahead and stamp the image as needed. Stamping off gives you a more variety in your ink because you can have a lighter hue or shade of color and create more depth in your images without needing tons of ink colors in complimentary hues. For even more contrast, stamp off twice for and get a much lighter shade and now you have three variations of the same color you can use in projects.
  • Next, you simply ink up the second image, in this case, the swirls of the cone, in the same ink color and stamp as normal. Cut out the cone with the Frozen Treats Framelits dies and embellish with some pearls as sprinkles. 
  • The cone is stamped using Crumb Cake ink and cut with the FrozenTreats Framelits as well.
  • The Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper has a wide variety of patterns and colors but one of my favorites is the one featured int his project that is embossed and glossy. Such a nice finish and it adds gloss to this card! 

 

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Thinking Of You Retiring Hostess Set – Iconic Occasions

Stampin’ Up is all about fellowship and sharing. Indeed, their motto or Statement the Heart is ” To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference!” To that end, they offer many ways to share the love of stamping and creating, either through clubs, classes or Stampin’ Up demonstration night parties. Stampin Up loves to reward a hostess who invites her friends over for a night of Stampin’ Up fun, or for hosting an online event by offering certain hostess sets that can only be earned, not purchased. As such, they are pretty special stamp sets. This card features a hostess set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog that will retire on May 31. It’s called Iconic Occasions and here is a photo of the set:

 

This card is simple yet elegant. Often times, we can get so caught up in making sure we have lots of layers or embellishments and forget that as in fashion, so with cards and less sometimes can be more. Another thing that struck me about this project is the usage of the same sentiment three times. Who says just because you stamped an image once, you are done? Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box and you just might surprise yourself while stretching your supplies even further than ever! If you are interested in learning how to qualify to get this set for FREE, please email me at jen@stampastical.com. After May 31, this set is gone forever so don’t wait! 

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Super Savings on Paper Pumpkin – Creativity Starts Here!

Have I got a sweet deal for you! Yeah, you! The one who reads the blog, looks on Pinterest or Instagram, would love to make cards and learn techniques but you aren’t sure where to start. Perhaps you worry that you have to spend a fortune in supplies just to get started. Or you worry that you have no talent or skill at paper crafting (Ha! We’ve all worried and I have YET to meet someone who cannot do it). Maybe you don’t have time to shop for project supplies or your life is so busy that you would be lucky to sit down for just 30 minutes a month to create, let alone figure out what to make, hunt down supplies, drag them out and actually do it. YOU are the one I want to talk to. 

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

If you relate to any of what I just shared, you are not alone and I have a solution for you. Two words, Paper Pumpkin.Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up is a monthly paper crafting kit that arrives at your door and includes everything you need to create gorgeous cards, calendars, gift bags, treat holders, etc. All the hard work is done already. The projects are planned out, the papers are cut and scored, you have the stamps and ink you need in the perfect colors, the embellishments that match perfectly, even the adhesive. Seriously, you don’t even have to hunt down glue! If you worry that you won’t know how to put the projects together, never fear. Each month, you will receive step-by-step instructions WITH PHOTOGRAPHS that details how to create the project and if that isn’t your style, there is also a video that shows you how to put the projects together as well. All you need is just 30 minutes and a willingness to relax, enjoy and create. 

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up is a monthly paper crafting kit that arrives at your door and includes everything you need to create gorgeous cards, calendars, gift bags, treat holders, etc. All the hard work is done already. The projects are planned out, the papers are cut and scored, you have the stamps and ink you need in the perfect colors, the embellishments that match perfectly, even the adhesive. Seriously, you don’t even have to hunt down glue! If you worry that you won’t know how to put the projects together, never fear. Each month, you will receive step-by-step instructions WITH PHOTOGRAPHS that details how to create the project and if that isn’t your style, there is also a video that shows you how to put the projects together as well. All you need is just 30 minutes and a willingness to relax, enjoy and create. Just think of it:

  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!

To sweeten the deal, Stampin Up is offering first-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers 25% off if they sign up by June 10. This special offer is only for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions. You can always prepay for one, three, six or twelve months and enjoy paper crafting Paper Pumpkin bliss. However, to take advantage fo the Creativity Starts Here promotion, you can also subscribe monthly for just $19.95 including shipping and save 25% off that price each month for three months when you sign up by June 10. There is no contract, no hassle, you can sign up online and cancel whenever you want. Just click here to sign up and enter the promo code STARTHERE. You can view past kits at PaperPumpkin.com. 

Here is a video that highlght’s April’s Paper Pumpkin kit, so you can get a sense of what is included:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ve been a subscriber since the beginning and I just love it! I am here to help and I would love to be your Demonstrator!

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Stamptastical Masculine Card – One Wild Ride

This is a masculine card featuring One Wild Ride, a custom designed stamp set from Stampin’ Up. I recently participated in a card swap where the theme was masculine cards. I have to admit, I struggled. I like pretty, floral, lacey, sparkly, frilly, pastel, girly-girly type projects, so the challenge really got me outside of my comfort zone. I WISH I could say I was the super talented individual who created this card, but I am not. This wonderful piece of creativity was created by Belinda Fairbanks. I do not have her web address or location of city, sadly but if you see this post, Belinda, please let me know so I can give you all the credit you absolutely deserve! She is so amazing that she included a list of supplies used to make this card, which I have listed below.

What struck me about this card is that yes, it’s masculine, but it still has some bling and I loved the color combination. The stamp set was actually designed by and created for a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator who reached $1 million in sales! If you flip through the Stampin’ Up catalog, sometimes you will see a little $1 million sales icon next to certain stamp sets, and they are the ones that an actual Demonstrator helped to design. One Wild Ride is one, Bella & Friends is another one and in the new catalog available starting June 1, there is a gorgeous breast cancer awareness stamp set designed by a Demonstrator who wanted to honor her mother.  I just thought that was a nice touch and a wonderful way to celebrate and commemorate a Demonstrator’s hard work! 

To create this project, it appears that the talented Belinda Fairbanks stamped the motorcycle image in Versa Mark on Very Vanilla cardstock and then heat embossed with Gold Stampin Up Embossing Powder. To create the badge, she used a technique called masking. She stamped the badge text in Basic Black on Very Vanilla and then she separately stamped the word Journey from the same stamp in Versa Mark and heat embossed it in gold as well. She cut the word Journey out and mounted it on the badge. What a clever idea to jazz up the sentiment! She also sponged the Very Vanilla cardstock in Sahara Sand ink around the edges to give it an aged look. Simple yet stunning!

 

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The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop: Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Blog Hop for May 2017 and Happy Mother’s Day! This month our theme is Sneak Peek. You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Stamptastical.com or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Jen Tribue – Stamptastical.com. My post features a modge podge of several new stamp sets, colors, punches, ribbon, paper and die cuts. 

So obviously the theme of this blog hop is Sneak Peek and sharing a small selection of the amazing products that are featured in the upcoming Annual Catalog. This project actually uses two bundles, Lovely Friends and Wood Words. The Lovely Friends bundle has a die set that features a gorgeous laurel die set that raises as you open the card and a matching banner. Here is the inside:

 

Check back later this week for a video that shows how to put together this card so that the laurel pops up. The sentiment and the lovely laurel inside and the flowers are from Lovely Friends. The wooden crate is from the Wood Words bundle which is too cute for words! That bundle not only includes dies that allow you to cut out and score an adorable crate shaped box, but it also features images and text you can use for labels, for decor, etc. For this project, I just used the crate die cut from that particular bundle. 

The Lemon Lime Twist background to the label on the treat holder is our newest punch, the Lovely Label Punch. This project also highlights three of the five newest In Colors – Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  All of these products will be available to order on June 1, so be sure you jot down what you like as you travel through the blog hop and make your wish list! At the end of the blog post, you will find a list of products used.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and be sure to request a catalog and I’ll drop one in the mail. I would love to be your Demonstrator! 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog –Jen Tribue, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.



 

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Retiring Set: Succulent Mother’s Day Card

The So Succulent suite used to make this card is retiring as of May 31, which means it won’t be available after that date as Stampin’ Up prepares to launch the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. While we are sad to see this suite go, I can promise you exciting new products are coming soon and are worth the sacrifice! Last week I shared a So Succulent Mother’s Day card and this is another Mother’s Day card made with the same suite. I wanted to share it to show that you don’t have to have a ton of stamps, or die sets, or Designer Series Paper in order to make a bunch of different projects. With a little creativity, you can make unlimited projects with just one set! 

As we get closer to May 31, some of products are selling out or are only available while supplies last. If there is something that you would love to order but  you aren’t sure if it’s available, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or email me and I”ll be happy to look it up and let you know. That’s what I’m here for and it’s my honor to be your Demonstrator.  Click here to get a list of all of the retiring products in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. Stampin’ Up will keep producing and guaranteeing stamps sets until May 22, and from May 22 – 31, it’s while supplies last. For paper, embellishments, etc. it’s while supplies last. On the bright side, many of the products featured in the current catalogs are on sale up to 60% off! It’s a great time to shop and an exciting time as we finish one catalog and gear up for a new catalog filled with exciting new products! As a Demonstrator, you are able to get a sneak peek of the new catalogs and pre-order products before they are available to the public, which is one of the many perks! If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Demonstrator, please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer all your questions! 

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Stamptastical Cool Treats & Celebrations Card

This is a project I made for a swap I did last month and it features the Cool Treats stamp set and the Celebrations Duo Textured Embossing Folders. It’s a simple looking card but actually, has two different stamping techniques involved.  I am not sure if you can tell from the photo, the word “Celebrate” on the card is debossed, not embossed. What that means is that typically when you emboss, you are pushing the paper up, almost like a braille or raised texture that you can feel. When you deboss, you push the paper in. To make this card, I actually ran the  Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot using the Celebrations Duo Textured Embossing Folders and then I had a card front where the word Celebrate was pushed in. If I flipped the cardstock over, it would be backward but the text would be raised. After that, it was a matter of stamping the images and adding embellishments. What is nifty about this technique is that you can still stamp over the embossing and you get a resist effect as the ink won’t appear where you’ve embossed. 

I also played a  bit with one of the brand new In Colors called Lemon Lime Twist. I must admit, that color is growing on me. I wasn’t too crazy about it at first and thought it was just some neon yellow-green but it’s really more a spring green in my opinion. It works great with several colors and I’m rapidly becoming a fan. The other colors I used were Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry for the popsicles and Tip Top Taupe for the handles. To get the different shades the popsicles, I stamped off on a piece of scratch paper and stamped the shape of the popsicles and then for the stripes or lines, I straight stamped. It’s a great technique to get variations of a shade of ink and to stretch your supplies and the second stamping technique featured in this project. Some Bermuda Bay ribbon and Metallic Sequins to embellish and a card is born….or created?! I hope you like it regardless! 

 

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2017-2018 Catalog Sneak Peek: Lovely Friends Bundle

Shhh! This is a sneak peek of one of the bundles in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog going live on June 1! I just got my catalog in the mail and as a Demonstrator, I can preorder certain products before they are available to our beloved customers. That’s one of the many, many perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Anyhoo, this bundle I just fell in love with and HAD to have. It’s called Lovely Friends and it features really beautiful large sentiments that fill up that card front with color and sweet sayings as well as some floral images and pretty labels. But wait, because it gets better when you bundle it with the Lovely Laurel Thinlit dies and voila! Perfect coordination and gorgeous cards.

 

What is super neat is that the laurel that you die cut from the Lovely Laurel Thinlits actually pops up when the card is opened and the die set features a banner shape that is scored and perfectly created to fit the laurel wreath and still pop up when it’s opened. I plan on doing a video about it in the upcoming week. I hope you like this card even though it’s a bit simpler than what I usually do. I was so busy trying to create the pop-up part and understanding how it all fits together that I didn’t bling it up as much as I usually do. The floral images were stamped and cut out from this bundle as well. It just has it all! This bundle is available to order starting June 1 but if you can’t wait, sign up to be a demonstrator and get this bundle, and up to $125 worth of product for only $99! If you would like more information, click here to email me. 

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