Anything But the Holidays Blog Hop

 

Holiday Catalog Detailed Gate Thinlet Die Friendship Card

 

 

Welcome to the Anything but the Holidays blog hop! If you have been following along, you have arrived from Candice Fields’ blog. Wasn’t her project simply wonderful? It’s always tough to follow after a super talented person has blown everyone away with their gifts, so I am hoping my project is up to par! For my project, I wanted to do a friendship card with the Detailed Gate Thinlet die set in the Holiday Catalog

For this project, I used Silver Foil paper for the Detailed Gate Thinlet Dies in the Holiday Catalog and stamped the floral images and the sentiment from the Lovely Friends stamp set in the Annual Catalog. The flowers are stamped in Powder Pink, Blushing Bride and Soft Sky and Marina Mist.  I cut the flowers from the Lovely Laurel Thinlet Dies, which is available with the Lovely Friends stamp set in a bundle for 10% off. The card base is from Powder Pink, one of the newest In Colors, followed by Marina Mist and Whisper White cardstock.  The leaves are from the new Leaf Punch in the Holiday Catalog. I embellished with Basic Pearls and Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon. I decided to tie the card closed with the ribbon.  I wanted something feminine and sparkly for my friendship card, and I hope you like it! Here is the inside of the card:

The Holiday Catalog was release last Friday, September 1 and you can download and view it by clicking here or my emailing me to request a copy be mailed to you. I would love to be your Demonstrator and answer any questions you may have about the products or help you host a Stampin’ Up party to explore all the wonderful new products in the Holiday Catalog. 

The next step on the blog hop is Teri Wells . If you ever get lost or wonder where you are in the blog hop, you are at Jen Tribue – Stampastical.com’s site, and you should be headed to Teri Wells site. Below is a list of all the blog stops for you and I want to thank you for stopping by! I’d welcome your comments or feedback on my project, including constructive criticism. 🙂

Blog Hop List

1.  Janet Wakeland    
2.  Annette Sullivan    
3.  Melody Tess Rollins    
4.  Tamra Davis – USA    
5.  Pip Todman (UK)    
6.  Jan Musselman    
7.  Lea Denton – UK    
8.  Debbie Dutchess    
9.  Joanne Cantrell – USA    
10.  Bev Gerard    
11.  Georgia Gaydos    
12.  Carly Middleton    
13.  Betty Bickford    
14.  Liz Holloway (CANADA)    
15.  Susan Timchack aka Stampin Sue Creates    
16.  Rachael Rife Rachthestamper    
17.  Cindy Fodor    
18.  Debbie Henderson    
19.  Sandra Collett    
20.  AngĂ©lique Nederpel/Stempelkeuken – Netherlands    
21.  Dawn Thomas (USA)    
22.  Hannah McCurley – UK    
23.  Rick Adkins    
24.  Arden Dougan    
25.  Tamra Davis – USA    
26.  Stamp-Patty’s – Patty Chenail – USA    
27.  Ginger Rabesa – Stamping the Cape    
28.  Tricia Butts – Tricia’s Stamping Creations U.S.A.    
29.  Chris Slogar (USA)    
30.  Susan Murphy – Susan’s Craft Room    
31.  Fiona Stanton    
32.  Maria Pane (USA)    
33.  Claudine Delaunay (Canada)    
34.  Jackie Noble – CreativeJax (New Zealand)    
35.  Nature Gibner    
36.  Sara Levin    
37.  Karie Beglau    
38.  Sarah Cade    
39.  Claudia Perry    
40.  Katherine Cartwright    
41.  Sue Craig    
42.  Beth McCullough    
43.  Lisa Pretto    
44.  Stesha Bloodhart    
45.  Amanda Dickson    
46.  Nichole Loe    
47.  Sherry Roth – Canada    
48.  Sharon Jacobs    
49.  Frances Wagner    
50.  Candice Fields    
51.  Jen Tribue – Stamptastical.com    
52.  Teri Wells    
53.  Michele Reynolds    
54.  Christina Walker USA    
55.  Candy Ford    
56.  Diana Eichfeld    
57.  Geschtempelt – Gesche PreiĂźler    
58.  Sue Patrsyk – InkandSparkleStamping.com  

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Sneak Peek: NEW Holiday Catalog Snowflake Sentiment Card

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek of Snowflake Sentiment Bundle Available Starting Tomorrow!

 

Tomorrow is the launch of the new Holiday Catalog and to celebrate, all this week I’ve been offering sneak peeks and some of the products and projects you can make from items in the new catalog. Today wraps up the series with this Christmas card that uses the Snowflake Sentiment bundle with gorgeous snowflake stamps from the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set and matching Swirling Snowflake Thinlit Dies that are so intricate and gorgeous! I also used the new Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper. To make this project, I started with a card base of Whisper White Thick Cardstock for the card base and I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment in Versa Mark on a scrap of Whisper White. Next is a layer of the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and then I ran Gold Foil paper through the Big Shot with the Snowflake SEntiment Thinlit Dies twice to make the gold foil “borders.” I decided to place a layer of Vellum to tone down the images a bit so that the Foil Snowflake and sentiment would really stand out. I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder and cut it out with an oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and assembled. 

To make this project, I started with a card base of Whisper White Thick Cardstock for the card base and I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment in Versa Mark on a scrap of Whisper White. Next is a layer of the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and then I ran Gold Foil paper through the Big Shot with the Snowflake SEntiment Thinlit Dies twice to make the gold foil “borders.”  Then I decided to place a layer of Vellum to tone down the images a bit so that the Foil Snowflake and Merry Christmas sentiment would really stand out. Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder and cut it out with an oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and assembled. 

Here is a video that highlights the Snowflake Sentiment bundle: 

The products featured this week are just the tip of the iceberg as far as what is offered in the new catalog. If you would like a copy, just email me and I’ll drop it in the mail for you. Be sure to check back here tomorrow to get your first look at the new catalog online! 

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Sneak Peek: Halloween Card Featuring NEW Spooky Cat & Labels to Love

 

This week we are highlighting new items in the Holiday Catalog that goes live THIS Friday. So excited!!! This card features two different stamp sets and some new patterned paper! The tree image is actually from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper and then I stamped the Owl from the Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set in Basic Black ink. It matched the tree image on the patterned paper perfectly and then I highlighted the Owl eyes and the Happy Owl-oween sentiment in Whisper White ink over the Basic Black. The Spooky Cat stamp set is part of a bundle and includes an adorable cat punch which I really wanted to include with this card, but it didn’t seem to work. The Owl hat is cut from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper as well. 

The black and white layer behind the Owl is actually Basic Black cardstock and I used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Embossing Paste to create some texture. While the Embossing Paste was drying (which only took two minutes, max), I stamped the striped background in Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie paper and stamped the sentiment from another new stamp set, Labels to Love, in Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie as well. I punched out the sentiment with the Everyday Label Punch. So handy to have and with the new stamp set called Labels to Love that works beautifully with the punch and features tags and sentiments for every holiday, it is definitely a must-have! 

After that, it was a matter of putting the card together with a Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock base, a layer of Basic Black, then Pumpkin Pie and Embossed Basic Black and the stamped Owl layer. I used some Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine and the new Vintage Crochet Ribbon to embellish the stamped sentiment and the new Black Rhinestones to embellish the Owl’s hat. So fun to put together and making this card got me super excited for Halloween! 

The new Holiday Catalog comes out this Friday and I will post it online here for you to download or view online. Also, if you would like a copy mailed to you, click here to request one or email me.  I guarantee you will be blown away by the new goodies in this catalog! 

 

 

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Video Sneak Peek: NEW Painted Harvest Bundle in Holiday Catalog

Get Exclusive Look at the NEW Painted Harvest Set in Holiday Catalog Available Sept. 1!

 

Welcome to the Stamptastical Holiday Catalog Preview Week! This week we will be showcasing some of the exciting new stamps, dies, bundles, papers and embellishments in the new Holiday Catalog that is available this Friday, September 1!  Today’s featured stamp set is the Painted Harvest stamp set. You can view the new Holiday Catalog online starting this Friday, September 1 so check back here and I’ll have it for you then. If you would like a copy mailed to you, click here and I’d be so happy to send you one! 

The Painted Harvest stamp set is a wonderful watercolor floral image that uses a technique called two-step stamping.  The sentiments are perfect for thank you cards, Thanksgiving or just because, and the images allow you to play with a variety of floral colors and combinations for all season. Even though this stamp set is in the Holiday Catalog, the images really work all year long.   Scroll down to check out the video below to get a closer look at the Painted Harvest stamp set and learn how two-step stamping works:


 

 

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August Paper Pumpkin – Giftable Greetings! Save 50% Off First Month!

We are celebrating Fall with a Fall Into Savings event for Paper Pumpkin! New Subscribers save 50% off their first month when they sign  up by September 11! If the savings don’t get you excited about signing up, check out August’s Paper Pumpkin and then click below to find out how to sign up and save! 

What is Paper Pumpkin?  Just think of it-a Stampin’ Up! surprise delivered to your doorstep every month (wahooo!) Paper Pumpkin offers a simple, creative experience each month. Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, we send an all card kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. Other times, it’s home dĂ©cor, giftables, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right! What’s more-sometimes, your monthly kit features some exclusive products you can only get through Paper Pumpkin. Try it and see what you think. You can cancel your membership anytime. You’ll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories, and more! All the cutting is done, the adhesive is included, all you have to do is put the project together following the color, step-by-step instructions or watch the detailed video showing you how. Think of it as a 30-minute creativity spa just for you each month! 

With Paper Pumpkin, you’ll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you’ll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won’t repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you’ll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you’ll use every month.

This is part of Stampin Up’s Fall Into Savings Season, so be sure to sign up today to take part! 

HOW TO SAVE:

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.

Sign up today and we’ll surprise you with projects like cards, gift packaging, home dĂ©cor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included) after the first month. Talk about happy mail! Click here to sign up! 

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As a crafter, creative, and maker, you want to be “that person” who always has cards and gifts on hand for every occasion. You’ll always be ready—armed with lots of pretty, perfectly put together projects. In other words, we do the hard part, leave the fun to you, and make you look good. (Don’t worry; your secret is safe with us.) What do you have to lose? Sign up today! 

 

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CARD: Orange Blossoms Friendship Card

Hey Friend! I love the sentiment on this card featuring the Orange Blossoms Photopolymer Stamp set from the Annual Catalog. This card is a great example of just how far a great stamp set can get you. For instance, this project doesn’t have any patterned paper beyond what is stamped, the sentiment is stamped, and the Pool Party background is embossed with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I added a Lace Doiley for some glamour and finished it off with some Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine and White Perfect Accents. This is a great stamp set for all occasions, birthdays, anniversaries, or my favorite, just because. Hey Friend indeed! 

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CARD: Jar of Love

The Jar of Love card is a continuation of a concept featured in the 2017 Occasions catalog and it was so popular that it appears in the Annual Catalog as well. It’s such a cute stamp set and can be used in soooo many ways! In this project, I used Vellum to simulate the inside of the “jar” and water, but I’ve seen it done with clear window sheets and a shaker card, or a regular mason jar, etc.  This card also features the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, another new favorite. This embossing folder is fantastic for adding texture and variety to a project and can be used for just about any theme or occaision. 

Also in the Annual Catalog is Sharing Sweet Thoughts (below right) another stamp set that also works with the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies. (below left). Center is the Jar of Love stamp set.  

 

Everyday Jars Framelits DiesJar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetSharing Sweet Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set 

Contact me today to order all three! 

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NEW Clearance Items On Sale!

Save up to 60% off clearance items!

One of the many, MANY perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is a discount off Stampin’ Up products, along with early access to products, amazing inspiration and friendships and a wonderful and supporting environment. I tell you this so you understand how excited we get when there is a new catalog that comes out because that means MORE products are added to the Clearance Rack and we all get to save! Stampin’ Up! announced today that they have updated their Clearance Rack and I wanted to share with you so you could pick up your favorite items at the lowest prices of the year! Seriously, up to 60% off! Can you believe it?? Here they are:

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Fall Into Savings! Save 50% Off First Month of Paper Pumpkin

Save 50% Off and Get Crafting Goodness Delivered Monthly Right to Your Door!

Have I got a deal for you! Starting today through September 11, new Paper Pumpkin month-to-month subscribers can save 50% off their first month!  What is Paper Pumpkin?  Just think of it-a Stampin’ Up! surprise delivered to your doorstep every month (wahooo!) Paper Pumpkin offers a simple, creative experience each month. Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, we send an all card kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. Other times, it’s home dĂ©cor, giftables, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right! What’s more-sometimes, your monthly kit features some exclusive products you can only get through Paper Pumpkin. Try it and see what you think. You can cancel your membership anytime. You’ll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories, and more! All the cutting is done, the adhesive is included, all you have to do is put the project together following the color, step-by-step instructions or watch the detailed video showing you how. Think of it as a 30-minute creativity spa just for you each month! 

With Paper Pumpkin, you’ll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you’ll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won’t repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you’ll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you’ll use every month.

This is part of Stampin Up’s Fall Into Savings Season, so be sure to sign up today to take part! 

HOW TO SAVE:

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.

Sign up today and we’ll surprise you with projects like cards, gift packaging, home dĂ©cor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included) after the first month. Talk about happy mail! Click here to sign up! 

When Does It Ship?

Treat yourself to a crafting surprise every month. Because sometimes the best way to get creative is inside the box—the little red box that arrives at your door around the 20th of the month. We make it fast, easy, and fun for you to enjoy your favorite hobby—creating! Subscribe by the 10th of any month to get your first kit delivered that month. We can’t wait to craft with you!

 

FAST. EASY. FUN!

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Beautiful Bouquet Bundle Brings A Beautiful Bunch of Blessings

Beautiful Bouquet Bundle Features 58 Items and Countless Possibilities

This card was a swap card I made using the Beautiful Bouquet Photopolymer Bundle in the Annual Catalog. If you love flowers or want a bundle with a lot of versatility, this is a great one to have. The bundle features the Beautiful Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set with 37 images to choose from AND the Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies with 21 pieces as well. With sentiments for any occasion and countless ways to combine the floral images, this set will help you create beautiful bouquets that live on forever. So you get a ton of sentiments, gorgeous floral images that you can combine in a variety of lovely ways and this is a photopolymer stamp set! 

I am often asked what I prefer, wood block, clear mount or photopolymer stamps. While I believe the choice is up to your personal preference and perhaps the type of project, here is a list of reasons why I choose photopolymer stamps whenever possible:

  • They are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
  • They have just enough “give” to create a perfectly stamped image every time. 
  • They cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about slipping.
  • They save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
  • They come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

To sum it up, I guess it comes down to your preference. I tend to want complete control, to know exactly where my stamped image is going to be, so I like Photopolymer. I have seen some stampers who create absolute perfection with wooden mount stamps and others with clear mount stamps. Thankfully, Stampin Up offers all three types, so we never have to do without our favorites!

For this project, I played with a color combination that I wasn’t sure I’d like but I really learned to love. It features two of the newest In Colors, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist. I paired those two colors with Pool Party and a color palette was created!

Finally, I stamped some of the images straight onto the Whisper White card front and others I stamped on a scrap of Whisper White and cut them out with the Bouquet Bunch Framelits. The framelits perfectly outline the stamped images and offer a wide variety of floral possibilities! I can’t wait to play with this bundle again! I wanted the colors to really be the main thing to catch the eye, but I do love sparkle, so I added some Basic Rhinestone Jewels for a little bling. 

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