The new Stampin’ Up Catalog is coming out June 1st and I can hardly wait! I’m hosting a kickoff party and BOGO Sale for my local peeps!
Save the date! My 2nd Annual Catalog Kick Off Party and BOGO sale is Saturday, June 9th from 10am-1pm. Stop by to see lots of new products, make a project and shop my BOGO sale! A BOGO sale means that you will get free merchandise from the new catalog equaling the amount you purchase from the retired selection! This is also your chance to pick up your new catalog, sign up for clubs and see the new In Colors.
I’ve got a super cute treat box to share with you that I made at a Valentine’s class this weekend. It’s super cute and super easy. It features the mini pizza boxes which are the perfect size for some candy or a homemade cookie (the inside is food safe). The background paper is Berry Burst Cardstock and the strip in the middle is Painted with Love Designer Series Paper. So pretty! I heat embossed the heart with gold embossing powder and then fussy cut the heart out.
Today is a perfect time to place an order for your valentine supplies. Sale-a-Bration is still going on and you can earn free product with every $50 purchase. The hostess code for February is G9FMVTK7. If your order is less than $150, please use the hostess code!
I love the Weather Together stamp set with it’s umbrellas! As promised, here are two more cards I made using this set. Both ideas came from pinterest!
I copied this card exactly like it was from pinterest but I didn’t have the striped paper so I made my own by using the Diagonal Strip Background stamp with Basic Grey Ink. Then on the first mat, I used Versamark Ink to stamp the umbrellas. Love how it turned out!
The next card was inspired by pinterest but not an exact copy. Love that this set comes with clouds! I used my Stampin’ Blends to make the shadows on the clouds using Smokey Slate Light and the Color Lifter.
I used an aquapainter with Pool Party Ink to create the rainy background. Then with the Umbrella framelits I cut out the umbrellas in different colors of card stock. I attached them to the umbrella handle using snail. I popped some of the umbrellas up using dimensionals and some I glued directly on to the card.
It’s suppose to rain today and I don’t mind. It seems like we are always needing the rain here and something about clouds and rain makes me smile. 🙂
This stamp set, Weather Together, also makes me smile. It’s in the Annual Catalog and I’ve overlooked it several times but I started playing around with it the other day and I love it! There are stamps and a matching thinlet set.
I made several cards with this set that I will be sharing over the next few days. Remember during Sale-a-Bration you can order stuff from the Annual Catalog and earn free stuff thru the end of March (for every $50 in product). This is a super simple card using Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper.
When I CASE a project I take what I like from the design and make it my own. It might be the stamp set – the colours, the layout, the theme, the images – whatever inspires me to make a card of my own. I love the clean simple design layout of her card and the colors. I based my card of those two things, the layout and the colors. I chose a color combination that is simple but makes an impact Crushed Curry and Smokey Slate. I’ve been playing around with the Weather Together Stamp set from the annual catalog, so I knew I wanted to incorporate it as well. Here’s my card:
Hope you are having a good day! The stamp set I’m featuring today is called A Good Day and it’s from the New Occasions Catalog. These images make a cute card to give someone a “good day”!
And they coordinate perfectly with these tiny embroidery hoops!
The embroidery hoops come in a pack with two sizes and both coordinate well with the 1 3/8″ scallop punch. I have two cards for you to show off this cute set.
The first card uses Daffodil Delight Card Stock and I ran it thru the Big Shot with a embossing folder. This folder is a retired product but any polka dot folder would work to recreate this card. I stamped the image with Memento Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. Also used tiny rain drop from the stamp set Weather Together for the background on the tag. I used glue dots to adhere the embroidery hoop to the card.
Hi everyone! Hope your January is in full swing! My house is back to it’s regular routine and it feels great!
I’ve got some more great news…it’s Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration! That means there is a new Occasions catalog that just came out with lots of fun new stamps, paper, etc! AND the Sale-a-bration Brochure with all the free stuff is out too! (Both catalogs are on the right had side of my home page). For every $50 you order in products from any of the current catalogs you earn something from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure. Isn’t that fun? I love this time of year to stock up on supplies and earn free stamp sets at the same time.
If you really enjoy coloring, the one thing I recommend ordering, if you don’t already have them, is the new Stampin’ Blends! I recently played around with them on the Orchid Builder Bundle (annual catalog) and I loved how easy they were to use. Two things I like the most about them:
1. No marker lines! I hate when I try to color with regular markers and it leaves all those streaks. These markers do NOT do that!
2. Blending and shading. These markers come in two shades for each color (light and dark) and allows you to easily add shadows, highlighs and dimensions.
The first release of these markers will include 12 colors, two shades each plus a single ivory, bronze and color lifter. They are dual tipped, one side has a nub and one side has a brush tip. The complete set of markers (27) is $121.50. You could earn up to 2 free items from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure. Also, if your purchase the whole set of markers during Sale-a-Bration (Jan. 3-March 31), I will send you 3 video tutorials. Each video will focus on different ways to use your markers, how to shade, how to use the Color Lifter and how to use them to make your work of art look amazing. Yay!
The January host code is: JZYGFANU Use this code if your order is less than $150. Thank you!
I used a new stamp set called Barn Door that will be in the New Occasions Catalog coming out Jan. 3rd. I love this stamp set so much because it’s a slider card and makes it interactive. 🙂 I knew I wanted the red on my card to be the barn door.
The stamp set comes with a precious little wreath and the flowers can be cut out separately using a coordinating die. I also added some little twig pieces using Pretty Pines thinlets. I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the barn door and I love how it turned out. And did you know you can use the Stampin’ Blends to color rhinestones? It works perfectly!
Christmas is almost here! I’m so excited! It’s one of my favorite holidays and I love to give little gifts! I think this one of super cute, maybe to give to a co-worker, teacher, or leave in the mailbox for your mail person. It’s super easy to put together too!
Here is your free tutorial:
Cut a piece of Garden Green card stock to 2″ x 11″.
Score at 4 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.
Use Scallop Topper punch on both ends.
Cut a 3 15/16″ square out of Garden Green card stock and score at 1″ all the way around.
Then trim tabs as shown below. This will make the box close easier.
Score square piece on score lines and use Tombow Liquid Glue to close. You can also use tear and tape to close. Snail will not be strong enough to hold it closed.
Then glue it to the base using liquid glue.
I created the little coffee cup using the Merry Cafe Stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits. The Paper is Be Merry Designer Series Paper.
I used VersaMark ink and stamped small snowflakes on the front of the treat holder. The stamp is part of the Merry Cafe Stamp set.
Close the top with a binder clip and add a ribbon. I added the silver snowflake using the dies from Colorful Seasons Bundle.