Get Excited about the Holiday Catalog!
It’s almost that time of year for our holiday catalog, and I am so excited to share it with you! Just one of the perks of being a Stampin Up Demonstrator is we get to see the catalogs early! On July 23, Stampin Up will launch the holiday catalog PDF for Demos to view ONLY!! We will be able to make our wish lists ahead of time. We will not only will you get to see the entire holiday catalog, but we get to enjoy videos about cross-selling and product training, as well as a special video by Sara and Shelli! How awesome is this??? Great right? But that's not all!
On August 1, Stampin Up will allow Demonstrators to be the first to preorder. Why?? So we can shop and try out the new products to create classes workshops and much more for you to see before the catalog goes Live!!!
I can’t wait to help you make your holiday season the most wonderful time of the year!
If you lose your way while hopping, you can scroll down and see the list of hoppers! Did you just come from Chery's blog? Wasn't her projects amazing!!! Be sure to continue to Anne Marie's after you finish!
Today I am certainly taking advantage of the anything goes theme with a little Christmas in July!! It's never to early to start planning cards and gift packing! I have prepared for you a Christmas card and a little treat bag. I found these adorable bags at Walmart on clearance! They a good size!!! The rest of products used are all current through Stampin UP.
I used the Dashing Deer Stamp set from Stampin Up on both the giftbag and card.
I stamped the deer in Shaded Spruce, the greeting in Real Red and I colored the little holly strip with Real Red and Shaded Spruce markers and cut this out using the Layering Circles dies.
I wrapped the bag in the Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon and finished it with a bow!
For the card I added the matching Detailed Deer dies and cut out a deer. The card base is Shaded Spruce layered with Whisper White. I used the Layering Squares dies to cut out the 2 squares. I also stamped a deer in Real Red and cut it out with the matching die. I used the Woodland Embossing Folder and embossed on a piece of vellum and then sponged over the images with Sahara Sand ink. I also added a little Wink of Stella over the trees to make them glitter, unfortunately you can't see it in the pictures!.
I hope you enjoyed the projects I have prepared for you! I'd love to hear what you think, so please be sure to leave a comment below!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Christmas in July!
Cozy fall crafting
What’s the old saying? Variety is the spice of life? At Paper Pumpkin, we like to mix things up and keep your crafting experience fresh and fun. We plan each kit carefully, allowing you to check as many creative boxes as possible while keeping our projects simple—so you can explore the world of papercrafting with confidence. With this in mind, we are bringing an elegant fall gift packaging kit to Paper Pumpkin fans this August. Be sure to subscribe or have your subscription current before August 10th to receive this kit.
And don’t forget about The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle this a separate purchase for those who would like to convert their August Paper Pumpkin kit into cards. The price for the add-on bundle is $10.00 and is available for Paper Pumpkin subscribers only. This add-on is available beginning August 1, while supplies last!
View the video below to see a sneak peak of the August kit and then click on this link to subscribe https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2127355
Please contact me if have any questions!!
Flowers for days
THE ESSENCE OF FLORALS
Can’t get enough florals? Neither can we! With the Floral Essence Bundle, you can give the joy of floral to everyone! These stamps and punches are beautiful for any project, whether it’s creating a watercolor project like we did in the Blissful Future sample, or adding some punches and embellishments as in the All Days Are Beautiful sample. Or if you really want to get into the flower power, you can recreate the tin in the sample with one of our copper tins, Organdy Striped Ribbon, and the Perennial Flower Punch—and all of these are included in the Perennial Essence Suite!
HAND-PAINTED AND TIMELESS What’s the next best thing to having one of Claude Monet’s paintings hanging in your home? Our Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper! One of our product designers, Julie Alusa, went to New York and was so inspired by Monet’s works of art, she decided to paint her own masterpiece. In her own words: “While I was admiring Monet’s massive water lily paintings at the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan, I was inspired to do a Monet-esque page in the Designer Series Paper of impressionistic water lilies.”So now you can have a little taste of Monet with this beautiful Designer Series Paper. Hand-painted and gorgeous, this paper will go great with any project—even if it’s just for yourself!
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Now is the perfect time with our Extra Extra signup bonus
THE PROMOTION SO NICE, WE NAMED IT TWICE!
From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in your Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 usd coupon code the following month. Sounds great right??? Do you know someone who may be interested, also?? Share this post and contact me for more if for more information !!!
Welcome to our Stampin Friends June Summertime Blog Hop. I am so excited to share this month! School is out and sports are over! So I was able to design a little more this month, than I normally have time for!
As you can tell, this month's hop showcases projects that have a summertime theme! Be sure to check out all our wonderful crafters and their amazing projects. Did you come from Maureen Rauchfuss's blog? Her projects were awesome! Be sure to continue to Barbara Welch's blog once you have finished viewing mine!!!
I am really happy with my project this month and I hope you enjoy! I made a travel album from brown paper lunch bags. Super easy! The projects feature products from the Come Sail Away Suite! Brand new in our Stampin Up Annual Catalog. I used coordinating cardstock colors; Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Soft Suede and Whisper White.
The first thing you need to do is figure out how many bags thick you want to make your album. I used 5 brown bags.
Then fold each bag in half and make sure you burnish the folds so the bags sit flat! Lay them one on top of the other alternating top and bottom of the bags. Once they are stacked and folded (make sure they all line up on edges or when you punch your holes the bags will be off), use a heavy duty hole punch or Cropidile. I measured from the top and bottom about 1" in and punched.
Now for decorating I used the Come Sail Away Memories and More Cards, as well as the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. I basically looked through the cards to see what I wanted to use and then just went from there creating photo & journal layouts!
Now, let's not forgot that with the bags folded in half, the top of the bags (the open ends) become a pocket. You can leave them empty, but what fun is that! I created 5 cards for the 5 pockets. Each card is a 5x5 piece of cardstock. I used the Circle Tag Punch to create the tabs on the ends so the cards can slide in and out of the pocket easily! Again, some of the cards have parts that flip up or out!
You may have noticed on 3 of the cards there are pockets. I thought since this was to be a keepsake from traveling, you may want to have a place for some memorabilia. Creating the pockets was super easy.
Lets start with the black card.
To make the pocket, I took a piece of transparency (you can find these at office supplies stores) and cut it to 4 1/2x4 3/4. I cut a half circle at the "top" of one side. The reason I didn't cut it square is that you have a little more room to add things in and out. I added Tear N Tape to 3 sides and adhered to card.
To make the pockets on the Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow cards;
2- 3x6 Gussetted Cello Bags
2- small Velcro dots.
Fold each bag, on the opened side, about 1"-1 1/4" down. Cut along the fold, be sure to leave 1 side still on (this is the closure to the pocket)SEE PICTURE 2 BELOW. Add the velcro dots. I then took a different color cardstock than the card base and cut it to the size of the pocket (you could skip this step and just adhere it right to the pocket.
Some of the decorating throughout the album is from the Memories & More cards as well as a few stamped images from the Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set cut out with the Smooth Sailing Dies. The album is bound together by Binder Rings, you can find these at Walmart and other office supply store. The size you need will depend on how thick you made your album. I tied on some retired ribbon scraps to the binder rings to add a little more embellishment.
Thank you so much for viewing my projects for the Stampin Friends June Summetime Blog Hop! I hope you liked what I made for you to share! PLEASE, leave a comment so I know you were here and I'd love to hear with you thought!
Be sure to continue with the hop and visit on the list. If you missed a blog along the way you can see all the participant's blogs below!
Thank you again for stopping by
Happy Hoppin' and Happy Stampin'
Today the brand new Stampin Up 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is live! Ordering begins at noon Mountain Time!
You can view the online digital copy by clicking on the picture!!!
Let me know if you need a copy!
With Teacher Appreciation being celebrated and the end of the school year around the corner, it's time to think about what to give!
Most of the time I plan a gift card! I feel the teachers really appreciate that, and they can choose what ever they really need or want rather than receiving 20 novelty gifts that they may not have use for year after year! But I like to dress it up! Recently, I had the opportunity to display my projects at a Spring Pop-Up shop event. I worked on several projects for Mother's Day, Spring/Summer and Father's Day, I am hoping to post so more as the days go by. But this is the spa set I put together!
I found the boxes, lavender tealights and 2 types of bath soaks on Amazon. I was able to plan my project, order the supplies and have them here in a day! PERFECT! They are the perfect sizes for this project. And...teachers are their feet all day and dealing with germs! The definitely need some relaxation!!!
Cold & Allergy Relief
Aches & Pain Muscle Relief
To make the wrap of the box, you will need a piece of paper 4 1/2"x10 1/2" and you will score on the 10 1/2" side at 1", 2 1/8", 8 1/8" and 9 1/8". I used a little bit of adhesive to hold the paper in place as I wrapped it around the box. Make sure you add your candles and soaks to the box before wrapping.
The paper I used is called Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series. It's now retired! Are you like me, I buy paper and I have to save it until I find the perfect project to use it on??? I felt this project was just right! I added the leaves from the Leaf Punch in Soft Suede, greeting from the Eastern Beauty stamp set was stamped in Soft Suede and then punched out with a 1 1/4" circle punch.
Then finally I wrapped the box with a piece of Metallic gold or silver ribbon. The ribbon was about 30" long but you can probably go a little bit shorter, depending on the size of the bow you'd like to finish with.
I am very pleased with this project and so happy have come across it! I feel like with a project like this, the possibilities are endless on what they can be used for!!! What do you think?? Feel free to leave a comment!
Thanks for stopping by
Welcome to our May Stampin Friends Blog Hop. This month hop showcases projects that feature Father’s Day. Be sure to check out all our wonderful crafters and their amazing projects. Did you come from Cheryl Taylor’s blog? Her projects were awesome! Be sure to continue to Barbara Welch's blog, you can click on her link at the end of my blog.
I had fun preparing my projects for this month. I used all Stampin Up products. Primarily the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set, Geared Up Thinlits and DSP. The cardstock used is Basic Gray and Whisper White
The first project I made in my set is a card in a box. I have always wanted to make one, and I finally sat down to give it a whirl! I did search Pinterest and found this video by The Serene Stamper. I found her tutorial very easy to follow! I am so pleased with how it came out and I know it will make an adorable display for the kids to give their dad.
I then made this super easy gift card holder! It's the perfect compliment to the card in a box. Sometimes it's perfectly fine to give a gift card as a gift, when the person has all they need!
So for this project, you need a piece of cardstock cut to 3 1/2" x 8 1/2". This is a great size too and you can make 3 gift card holders from 1 piece of Cardstock. On the 3 1/2" side, score at 2 1/2" on one end and 2" on other end. Round the corners if you want to give a more finished look.
You will need 3 pieces of DSP, I just measure 1/4" less the front, bottom and back. I chose the shorter flap to be the top closer. Add tear n tape to the edges of the bottom flap to create a pocket.
And for the last but not least is a card suitable for any dad!!! I used Real Red as the card base, and layered with Whisper White and DSP. I stamped the images in Black Momento Ink. I cut the out with the Thinlits. I decided to not color the images. I feel they popped more against the DSP.
I hope you enjoyed the projects! Be sure to continue along the hop. Leave a comment and tell me what you think! 1 lucky person will receive the material to make all 3 projects!
Thanks so much