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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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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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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Exclusive Preview: Tranquil Tide Eastern Palace Card

This week I’ve been sharing some projects I made using the newest line of products from Stampin’ Up called Eastern Palace. This is an AMAZING suite that you can purchase EARLY, before the catalog is available to order from on June 1. You have two choices, the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle – perfect for the beginning crafter OR the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle – perfect for the avid crafter! These bundles are exclusive, you can’t get them anywhere else! In the more than ten years I’ve been a Demonstrator, I’ve never known Stampin’ Up to release a suite before the catalog come out but when I heard they were, and then saw what they were offering, I couldn’t wait until it was available to order! If the products aren’t enough to get you excited, you also get your hands on three of the five brand new In Colors as well. These are new colors of ink, ribbon and markers that have never been used before. So you get to play with Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig! Just to recap, here are photos of the bundles and the details:

 

Now, for this project, I decided to use the newest In Color, Tranquil Tide. It’s a nice deep green color. While technology is great and I tried to use the best lighting to take photos and we have great monitors and phones to view images, I can promise you that the photo you are seeing of this color does not do it justice! I also used the Mini Tassels and the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers. They are just gorgeous and you get so many to choose from! I don’t know about you, but when I have crafting supplies that I really love, that I really think are breathtakingly gorgeous, I really struggle to use them because they are so pretty and make me so happy, I cannot bear to use them up! It was like that for me with the stickers but I keep reminding myself that I have so many in just one package and that they are very reasonably priced so I can order more! Problem solved and voila! A project featuring the Gold Vinyl Stickers! 

Next week I will showcase some of the products from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog that will be available June 1. If you would like to receive a copy, please email me with your address and I’ll drop one in the mail for you! 

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Video: Birthday Cards with Shannon

 View the Birthday Cards with Shannon video by clicking above.

This Stampin’ Up! video really shows how you can customize your products, change colors and explore your creativity!  It’s loaded with ideas for birthday cards using products from the Occasions Catalog (view the catalog here).  Amazing how just a change in color creates a whole new look!

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Video: Cupcake & Carousel Pop and Twist Card

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Pop and twist cards are all the rage in Stampin’ Up so I thought I’d give it a try  with the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite and  I was so excited about the result that I had to make a video and share!  This isn’t a “quick” card but it’s so worth the effort. The stamped images, the Designer Series Paper, the ribbon and the embellishments all come from the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite in the 2017 Occasions Catalog. I love, love, love this suite and there are so many ways you can use these products. As an added bonus, the Up & Away thinlets dies that typically go with the Lift Me Up bundle in the same catalog work perfectly to cut out the cupcaStamptastical Pop and Twist card inside viewkes from the Carousel Birthday stamp set. Isn’t that clever? And don’t forget, if you order $50 worth of product by March 31st, you qualify for a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog! Scroll down a bit to see a quick video of this card in action!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Video Tutorial: Sponging Background Lift Me Up Card

I have a video for you today that features the Lift Me Up bundle in the 2017 Occasions catalog. For this project, I created a cloudy background by sponging and masking a cloud from the Up and Away thinlets in this Lift Me Up bundle. I wanted to share how to make the background and hope you find it useful. Please contact me if you would like to order the Lift Me Up bundle as it’s a great deal. You get the Lift Me Up Stamp set with 16 stamps included as well as the Up & Away Thinlits Dies with 15 dies and you can save 10% when you order a bundle! The fun doesn’t stop there because it’s Sale-A-Bration until March 31 and you can earn free products with qualifying purchases. Too good to miss out! Below is a list of the products used in this video as well as a link to download an Inspiration Sheet. 

  • Click HERE to watch the You Tube Video on how to make this project 
  • Click HERE to download the Inspiration Sheet.
 
 

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Birthday Week Day 4: Happy Birthday Balloon Adventures

We are still celebrating Birthday Week at Stamptastical with a quick, easy and elegant birthday card again using Balloon Adventures stamp set and Balloon Bouquet punch. I love the monocrhomatic look of this card with the shades of purple in Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum. Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper and Basic Rhinestone Jewels adds some bling to the project. Quick, easy and elegant! Supplies for this project are as follows:

 Be sure you check back later for the Remarkable Sale-A-Bration Easter Blog Hop going live at 6:00 p.m. CST (7:00 p.m. EST). I will be showcasing Easter cards in the upcoming weeks but for now, I have a classic and beautiful Easter card to share later on, so come on back this evening! 

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