There are sad times in our lives when we need to make a sympathy card. And this was one of those weeks for me.
This time, however, I needed to make a sympathy card for a male colleague and most of the sympathy stamp sets I have include floral designs. I decided to take a hard look at all of my stamp sets and come up with something different.
I chose three stamp sets for this card: By the Tide, The Open Sea and Awesomely Artistic:
One stamp from each of the sets above, along with the 'with sympathy' stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes and here's what I created:
Colors used: Whisper White, Basic Black and Crumb Cake
Add some Linen Thread and the card is complete.
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I am so excited that the Holiday Catalog is live I can fill you up with sample ideas to spark your creativity! And since the first major event is Halloween I have a super cute idea to share using the Six Sayings stamp set:
And here's how you make this cute card!
Faboolous Halloween card
Measurements in descending order of card stock size
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Today I am excited to announce a BRAND NEW rewards program designed to thank my customers for their loyalty!
My Loyalty Rewards Program is my way of saying THANK YOU to my returning customers. You will earn a FREE stamp set of your choice (maximum value of $25.00) from ANY current Stampin’ Up! catalog.
Here's how my loyalty program works:
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Today is the BIG DAY!
Why am I so excited?
- 51 pages of new crafting supplies!
- 4 crafting kits!
- new accessories
- 5 new designer series paper packs AND 1 new designer series paper stack!
- 15 new BUNDLES! (Save 15%)
- a new Big Shot Precision Plate!
- 4 new punches!
- 3 new Project Life bundles!
- and so much more***!
This is a must-have catalog for the fall season: it oozes project and products for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! These product will be available from today, September 1 - January 4, 2016 so grab your wish list and a pen and plan your purchases and gift suggestion ideas!
Think ahead to fun days as the weather turns cooler. Think about projects to make with your kids. Get a jump start on the crafting season so you can enjoy the holidays when they arrive.
If you are one of my preferred customers, you should be receiving your catalog any day now so watch your mailbox closely!
If you want a Holiday Catalog mailed directly to you, contact me at: email@example.com. If you prefer an electronic copy you can have it today! All you have to do is click on the Holiday Catalog photo above and download the PDF to your desktop right now.
***Come on back tomorrow to learn all about my brand new Customer Loyalty Program!
Today is the final day to get a deep discount on several Stampin' Up! products on this Weekly Deals list:
Save 25% on select Stampin’ Up! products. Discounted prices on these
Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals end August 31!
And here's my pick of the week!
Here's a couple of ideas using the Pansy Punch and the Flower Shop stamp set. This first sample also uses shimmer paper:
And here's a second sample, using Flower Shop and the Pretty Petals paper stack:
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Today I am going to feature some new products in the upcoming Holiday Catalog (the catalog goes live September 1st!) to make this fun and super cute greeting card:
Stamp set: Acorny Thank You (139718)
Ink: Crumb Cake
Paper and cutting dimensions:
Go Wild paper stack (138441) - 1/2 x 4"
Very Vanilla: 4 x 5/1/4", scrap piece 2 1/4 x 1 3/4"
Crumb Cake: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"; 2 3/4" scrap for die-cutting
Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Woodland embossing folder (139673), Circles Collection framelits (130911), Decorative Label punch (120907), Into the Woods elements (139636), SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots
And now for the video tutorial - with a great tip included: enjoy! (this video does work - press play!)
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When a new catalog comes out I try to purchase stamp sets that will give me a lot of value for my dollar - like Sheltering Tree:
I love the four different phrases in this set - they add versatility for a variety of occasions. In the card below I used the 'thinking of you' phrase (which also has many uses) to create this sympathy card:
I also used the fabulous and fun Go Wild designer series paper stack and three Neutrals Candy Dots to complete the card.
The next time you shop at my Online Store, consider choosing sets that offer you great value to help you get the biggest bang for your buck!
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Today I have another Paper Craft Crew challenge for you - this time it's a super duper fun challenge using this unusual card map:
I decided to use one single stamp set for this challenge: Gorgeous Grunge (one of the top 10 stamp sets sold!) and only for the background. The rest of the card was created using my Circle Card thinlits and my Mini Treat Bag thinlits along with the Pretty Petals paper stack.
Here's my card:
Now it's your turn - try the above card map and see what you can create. And check out what the rest of the crew created using the same map.
We value our good friends but do we let them know how much they mean? Here's three fun ways:
1. Send a 'just because' card! You know how depressing it is to get bills or junk mail in your mailbox and I am sure your good friends feel the same way. Imagine how they will feel when they see a card made especially for them with a nice note written inside?
2. Give them a little treat! Sweets for the sweet I always say. It only takes minutes to make a beautiful container and add a yummy little something inside.
3. Give them a gift of Paper Pumpkin - an amazing crafting kit that will come to their door each month - they will love you for this gift and think of you while creating each month's unique projects! Try it for two months at 50% off each month - this discount is only available until September 10th. Go here for this great gift offer and remember to subscribe with Terri Walker! (and you can cancel anytime, no penalties)
Today I have taken on not one challenge but two - one of them a color challenge and the second a map challenge. That makes two card challenges in one!
First, have a look at the color challenge. The Proverbial Stampers is a group that I belong to as part of the Stampin' Up! family. The team leader of this group is one of Stampin' Up!s million dollar achievers! She is such a kind person and offers amazing trainings and support for her team - I am lucky to be part of this group.
When I saw these three colors I knew right away that I wanted to use the In The Woods designer series paper - a new offering in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.
Next I spotted the card map:
Put the color challenge together with the card map challenge and here's what I came up with, using the new Acorny Thank You stamp set soon to be available to order from the Holiday Catalog too:
And I had so much fun with this map that I made a second card just to show you that one card map can create many different ideas:
And now it's your turn! Try this card map and/or color challenge and see what you can create. Then send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and show me what you made!
I know your life is super busy and I know you'd love to have the time to craft but maybe the thought of choosing what to make and how to make it is overwhelming right now. Don't let that thought stop you!
Introducing Paper Pumpkin!
- every month a box of amazing craft supplies arrives at your door
- each box contains a crafting kit with ALL the supplies and instructions needed to make super cute projects
- each month is unique and won't appear in Stampin' Up!s catalog for at least a year (and quite possibly never!)
Sounds too good to be true? No way! All you have to do is go here to register your interest and then watch your mailbox!
And to sweeten the deal, subscribe between now and September 10th and you get 50% off your first two months! What a super savings that is! Remember to use the code HALFOFF when subscribing.
Don't forget that this holiday season is great time to consider Paper Pumpkin as a gift idea for someone special - what about for grandma so she can have some special crafting time each month with your children while you have a special date night out? Or get your crafty friends together, each of you subscribe and then have a 'girls night in' crafting time together each month!
Here's a peek at the August Paper Pumpkin kit - just so you can see that value you get each month!
Today I am going to feature a card that uses And Many More (available in French too!), a stamp set that offers great value: 23 phrases for a variety of occasions!
Each time a new Annual Catalog goes live I look for sets that have many different phrases to add value to my crafting projects.
Here's the card I created, also using the Butterflies thinlits, Pretty Petals paper stack (love this pack!) and Woodgrain embossing folder:
Card like these are so easy to create - just match the paper stack colors, change the phrase and make more more to tuck away for all your special occasions!
Want to purchase And Many More to add variety to your crafting projects? Click on any of the images below to hop on over to my Online Store:
Today I have a rather unusual idea for using your Big Shot and Vintage Leaves bundle - create a Project Life by Stampin' Up! page for your upcoming fall photos and memories! And if you love Project Life ideas, consider joining my Project Life Virtual Club.
Vintage Leaves Project Life page
Stamp sets: Day to Day (135785), Vintage Leaves bundle (140235)
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso
Paper and cutting dimensions:
Early Espresso: three pieces 4 x 6"; 1 1/4 x 4"
Whisper White: 4 x 6"; 1 x 4"; 3 x 3 3/4" (for die-cutting leaves); 4 x 4
Into the Woods (139586): two pieces 4x4"; 1 x 4"
Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic platform, Into the Woods elements (139636), Glue Dots, SNAIL adhesive, Variety Pack 12x12 Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (135294)
And now for the video tutorial: enjoy!
To place an order for the products used to make this beautiful Project Life page, click on any of the photos below to head on over to my Online Store! Don't forget you can save 15% by purchasing the Vintage Leaves bundle (140235)
Every once in a while I spot a paper project that makes me gasp with amazement and usually it is one made by Stampin' Up!s CEO, Shelli, or by one of the Stampin' Up!s Artisan team members.
Today was no exception - I stumbled across this amazing paper bird cage:
Here's what Krista had to say:
The birdcage itself was created using Whisper White card stock (item # 100730) and a Candy Dot brad case (item # 132293)! In the spirit of upcycling, the base of the cage was created using scrap packaging paper from the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper packages. You will need a 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch (item # 134363) and the Circles Collection Framelits dies (item # 130911).
And if you would like photo instructions for how to make this cage, click here to head on over to the original blog post.
You know how much I love embossing folders and the 2015-16 Annual Catalog has introduced some amazing new folder in new sizes, perfect for so many fun ideas. The card below uses the Brick Wall folder, one of my new faves, to make this great circle card:
And here's how to make this card.
Paper: #138336 Tip Top Taupe, #138337 Mint Macaron, #131203 Soft Sky, #100730 Whisper White
Other: #133480 Circle Card Thinlits, #138275 Greetings Thinlits, #138135 Bold Butterfly Framelits (detail butterfly), #137360 Butterflies Thinits (solid butterfly), #138288 Brick Wall Folder 6x6, #120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch, #138394 Metal Rimmed Pearls
Tip Top Taupe: 5-1/2 x 6
Mint Macaron 2-1/2 x 1-3/4
Soft Sky 2-1/2 x 1-3/4
Whisper White 3 x 3, 2 ea 1 x 3-1/2
1. Run the Tip Top Taupe piece through the Big Shot with the Circle Card Thinlit.
2. Run your Circle Card piece through the Big Shot with the new Brick Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This folder is a larger size, 6x6, so that makes it easy to emboss the entire Circle Card in one pass.
3. Fold the card like a Z
4. Punch a 2-1/2 Circle from your 3x3 piece of Whisper White and add it to the center circle area on the main card.
5. Run the pieces of Mint Macaron and Soft Sky through the Big Shot with the detailed and open butterfly dies. Fold and layer the butterflies together. Remove the paper backing from ta Large Metal Rimmed Pearl and add it to the center of the butterfly. Add the butterfly to the center of the white circle.
6. Run each 1 x 3-1/2 piece of Soft Sky card stock through the Big Shot with the "thanks" die and glue them together for more stability. Attach this to the left panel only on the front of the card.
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