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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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 

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Happy Eclipse! Pocketful of Sunshine Card!

Happy Eclipse Day! I hope you all get to enjoy this historic event and if you do watch, that you have safe eye shields! While the sunglasses in this project are cute, I guarantee they will NOT protect against eye damage from the eclipse! This is a bundle called Pocketful of Sunshine and features the Pocketful of Sunshine Photopolymer Stamp Set and Pocket Framelit Dies. This fun and sassy stamp set is sure to dazzle you as it features a pocket which is the perfect size for giftcards, cash, or other treasures. You’ll love this as much as the jingle jangle sound of coins in your pockets! The Pocketful of Sunshine Photopolymer Stamp Set features 20 stamps and the Pocket Framelits Dies includes 19 pieces, so this is a huge bundle! Create die-cut accents in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting. Creates a 3D pocket, perfectly sized for money, gift cards, etc. 

For this project, I used Dapper Denim cardstock for the pocket and distressed it with Night of Navy Ink. The sunglasses are on Tip Top Taupe with Early Expresso Ink. The “money” is on Garden Green cardstock with Old Olive Ink and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper round out this card that is perfect for birthdays, or students heading off to college, gift cards, etc. 

 

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CARD: Live With Zest

Lemon Zest Bundle Card

Check out this super cute and easy-to-make card featuring the Lemon Zest Bundle!  The Lemon Zest Bundle in the Annual Catalog is one of the top three bundles I see everywhere and you can see why. Not only do you get the Lemon Zest stamp set but you also get the Lemon Builder Punch at a 10% discount when you order the bundle. The images in this stamp set are so stinkin’ cute, you have such a variety you can use for colors when you stamp with this! Speaking of colors, this project features the Lemon Lime Twist ink and cardstock, which is one of the newest Stampin UP In Colors! A match made in heaven! As you can see from this project, you can stamp your own background images and then stamp an image and punch it out for your sentiment. The possibilities are endless! 

 

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Happy Birthday Feathery Friends!

Create your own coloring pages with this hostess stamp set! 

This card is a quick, easy and fun one to make and features two stamp sets from 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, Feathery Friends hostess stamp set and Hello Color. Each of the stamps sets allows you to combine images to stamp your very own coloring images that you can fill in with watercolor pencils, markers or Aqua Painters. Imagine giving a card to a “coloring” person that they can color in later! Talk about a gift that keeps on giving! 

As I mentioned, the Feathery Friends stamp set is a hostess set, which means that you can earn this stamp set when you host a Stampin’ Up class or party. Spending time with friends and family is a reward all by itself. But when you host a Stampin’ Up! party or become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, the rewards are even greater! You can enjoy friends, fun and FREE products! 

 

HOW TO HAVE A PARTY

A Stampin’ Up! party is a creative event you host at your home, where you invite your friends to enjoy an evening of creativity and stamping-all provided by me, your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! When you host a party, you’ll see new project ideas, learn different techniques, make a project, and have fun with people you enjoy-plus earn free products based on your party’s sales. Get your own party started with a just a few easy steps:
 

1. Choose a date (check out my calendar to see when I’m available!).A Stampin’Up! party is a creative event you host at your home, where you invite your friends to enjoy an evening of creativity and stamping-all provided by me, your Stampin’Up! demonstrator! 

2. Create your guest list and give it to me.
 
3. Relax and have fun while qualifying for discounts and free product!
 

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STAMPIN’ REWARDS

We don’t need to say more, do we? Party on! It’s easy peasy.

Host a Stampin’ Up! party! Here are just a few of the many perks:

  • You’ll enjoy some quality time with friends
  • You’ll create projects that are playful and useful
  • You’ll get free stuff that’s beyond awesome

Take a look at my calendar to see which day works best for you, then contact me to schedule your party! I would love to be your Demonstrator and enjoy stamping!

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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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Oh So Eclectic Card Friendship Card

Here Is a Cute Way to Say Hello! 

The Oh So Eclectic Bundle really is aptly named. The 16 stamped images in the Oh So Eclectic stamp set include flowers, a diamond shape, foliage, several sentiments and interesting textural pieces for backgrounds, etc. and the matching Eclectic Layers Thinlit Dies  contain 13 die cut shapes that allow to perfectly cut out the stamped images. If you are just starting to stamp and want to purchase a set that will cover a variety of seasons or occasions, this would definitely be on your list! You can see the flowers in this set as well as the foliage and the cool background cut out shapes. I love how versatile the set is and when you order the Oh so Eclectic stamp set and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies as a bundle, you save 10%! I have listed all the products used to make this card below and if you have any questions or would like to learn how to make this card, please let me know because I would love to be your Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and craft with you! 

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