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!
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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
I enjoyed making the Accordion Organizer for an upcoming shopping event...I didn't stop there. I made a slightly smaller version for notecards. Stampin Up sells a set of notecards and envelopes so I just used those. If you saw my post on the Accordion file, then the concept is the same. I just adjusted the paper size and score lines to accommodate the smaller envelopes. You can read all about it and get the full directions here.
To make the folder, you will need 4 Stampin Up notecards and envelopes, DSP & 1 piece of paper that measures 5 1/2"x9 1/2".
On the 9 1/2" side, score at 2", 2 1/4", 6", 6 1/4" & 9"
Fold and burnish all score lines. Take the 9" score line and fold it opposite and glue it down.
You will need DSP in the following sizes:
1-5 1/4"x1 3/4" outside flap
1-5 1/4"x2 1/2" inside flap
1-5 1/4"x3 3/8" back
I find it easier to add the dsp before I assemble the folder.
From this point on, you can follow the directions from the Accordion Folder here. Just use 4 envelopes instead of 8
I decorated the notecards using the Lots of Love Stamp set and used scraps of paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
And each card has a little pocket of it's own. After the cards are gone, you can use this for receipts, coupons, embellishments etc whatever you wish
I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for checking it out
Good Morning...well almost afternoon! I am so excited to share my first attempt at an Accordion style organizer/folder. As many of you are aware I working diligently to be prepared for an up coming Pop-Up Shop on Sunday, May 5th. Our theme is Mother's Day/Spring/Father's Day/Grads, you know pretty much the events that happening during these months.
I wanted to make something I've never made before. So I searched the web and came across several of the Accordion folder tutorials. But I wasn't crazy about the styles. But I did take some of the concepts in mind, when I designed mine.
And this was very easy......once I figured it out!!!!!
Ok, so must of the time when I am working on Vendor Prepwork, I try hard to use up my stash ....especially this time of year, when the new annual catalog is just around the corner. So many of the stamps sets I had will retire, so be sure to check out my items for sale in June 2019.
So let's get started I chose to use 2 different retired Stampin Up DSPS, one called Whole Lot of Lovely and the other is Watercolor Wonder. These were once one of my favorite paper packs.....but I felt they worked perfect for this project.
Fold and burnish the score lines and lets decorate. I found it easier to decorate the outside of the folder before assembling. So grab your favorite DSP and lets cut!
You will need 3 pieces:
1-5 7/8"x4 3/8" (back)
1-5 7/8"x2 7/8" (bottom flap)
1-5 7/8"x2 3/8" (top flap)
Now let's set the base aside and work on the accordion part of the folder.
I really like the folders I came across that used envelopes!!! Super easy and takes the guess work of figuring out measures away! Love that.
So my folder is designed to work with the Stampin Up Medium Envelopes in Whisper White.
I used 8 envelopes so that there would be plenty of pockets to use!
So what you are going to do is simple:
So now, the open part of the envelope is your top and each envelope should now be attached to one another.
We need to add adhesive to the top and bottom of one side of the stack and just the bottom of the other side. It doesn't matter which side you choose to do what, but I chose the side that does not have the sealed flap to be the side that will stick to the base of my cardstock, so this side will get adhesive across the top and bottom. See pictures below
In the picture to the left, you can see where I kind of bend the envelope down on that scored edge to line it up. Then I just fold it flat to adhere the bottom flap to the envelope. A small amount of the envelop at the top is exposed but that's OK! Makes it easier to get things in and out.
And that is pretty much it! You've already added the DSP to the outside, the envelopes are in...and the Accordion folder is done!
Well...almost... I needed to add something on the outside to indicate what the folder was being used for. But since I am preparing these for a shopping event. I didn't want to assume what it would be used for. So I made interchangeable label for the front cover.
I just typed it the label names on my computer and printed them on Whisper White. I used retired ovals to punch them out. I left one blank, Notes, Cards, Receipts, Coupons. They can be switch out as the needs change for the folder. I just small Velcro circle
Here is the Watercolor Wonder DSP with Tangerine Tango and Smoky Slate base.
I hope you enjoyed my project. I'd love to hear what you think, so be sure to leave a comment.
Thanks for checking it out. Happy Stampin
Welcome to our April Stampin Friends Blog Hop. This month hop showcases projects that feature Mother’s Day. Be sure to check out all our wonderful crafters and their amazing projects. Did you come from Cheryl Taylor’s blog? Wasn’t her projects wonderful. After viewing my projects you will want to visit Melissa Thomas' blog. Missed someone along the way?? At the end of my blog is a list of all participants, so be sure to select the next inline. You are at #7 Steph Jandrow.
I am working on projects to sell at an upcoming Pop-Up shop for the spring. One of my focuses will be on Mother's Day! Sometimes it is tough when selling papercrafts, we have to be different and appealing for customers. I have always wanted to make tea box dispenser and the up coming shop will be perfect to display. You can search all over Pinterest and the internet to find all different instructions. This is super easy to make.
All products and supplies are Stampin Up! I used the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper on page 188 of the current Annual Catalog. This paper is retiring and is now on the while supplies list. You will need a 12x12 piece of card stock cut to 6x12. I chose Daffodil Delight as the box base. I used the Tea Together Stamp set from the Occasions catalog and the matching framelits. ( this stamp set will be carrying over to the new 2019-2020 Annual catalog. How exciting!!!
Using your Stampin Trimmer or Scoring Tool, and the 6" side of the paper at the top. Score at 1". Turn the paper so the 12" is now at the top and score at 3-1/16, 5-3/4, 8-13/16 and 11-1/2" So now we are going to trim, you have 5 sections that measure 3-1/16, 2-1/16, 3-1/16, 2-1/16 and 1/2". Chose the 2-1/16 *that falls in-between the 2-- 3-1/16, you need to score 3/4" above the 1" score line. Cut out the section once scored. Then, cut the 1" flap at the bottom of the 1/2" score line. Cut up to the 1" score line.
For the lid you need a piece of cardstock that measures 4-1/4x4-5/8" Score at 3/4" on all 4 sides. Cut and assemble. This may sound a little confusing so I have added this link to Heidi Baks who goes into detail on YouTube on to make the dispenser. To make the panels, I just measure 1/4" smaller than the box and lid. And decorated with the Tea Together images. The dispenser holds a small box of tea! Adorable!
My card was nice and simple! My card base is Coastal Cabana. My first layer is Whisper White 4x5-1/4" and for the next layer, I used a piece of Designer Paper from the Tea Room pack that measures 3x3-3/4" I stamp flower and Mother's Day greeting, from the Tea Together set and colored the flowers in with Blends (I used Bermuda Bay and Old Olive), I also stamped the same images on Whisper White cardstock for the inside of the card. Before adhering to the card base, I added the Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon and finished with a bow. At first I wasn't sure how the ribbon would look. But I was quite pleased! Very pretty in person!!!
Thank you so much for joining this month's blog hop. I hope you like my projects and all the other projects you have seen! I hope you were inspired to create as well! Be sure to visit Melissa's blog next and continue on!
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There is so much information with Stampin Up this time of year, it's truly hard to keep up!!
As Stampin Up prepares for the launch of their new annual catalog, they clear out product to make room for the new! I am really excited to seeing the new catalog and I hope you are too!!!
Below is 2 lists of retiring products. One is for the Occasions Catalog and the second is the Annual Catalog. Please note there is a highlighted stamps on the list...these stamps will be carrying over to the new annual catalog in the new Cling Stamp format. I know it's confusing. They are just retiring the current way it's sold and bringing it back in the new cling.....if it's not highlighted on the list then it's completely retired and sold at while supplies last!!! SO if there is something you want...don't wait...Stampin Up has been selling out within hours on products!
Be sure to contact me if you have any questions.
DIE-CUTTING AND EMBOSSING PRODUCT CHANGES
We have some big changes to our die-cutting and embossing product line that will give us a better opportunity to support the long-term vision we have for the line. While we’ve worked with our current supplier for many years, we’ve had the opportunity to reassess this relationship. After extensive research, demonstrator feedback, and evaluation, we’ve decided to move in a new direction and we’re optimistic about this new course.
We strive to provide you with the best papercrafting products and experiences, without sacrificing the quality Stampin’ Up! is known for, all while being mindful of cost and other important considerations, including our Stampin’ Up! value of Innovation: We embrace the spirit of discovery by setting challenging goals, considering opportunities, emphasizing creativity, and having the courage to change as we strive to better our best.
Innovation requires risk, and in our pursuit of a better overall die-cutting and embossing product line, we’re experiencing more significant challenges than we originally planned for. These are not insurmountable challenges, but they are taking time to resolve.
Because of these setbacks, we will not offer a die-cutting & embossing machine in the 2019–2020 annual catalog. We know this will create some challenges for you, and for that, we apologize. Our product development department is moving with responsible haste to work through this issue, and we will share more information as things are finalized.
However, we will offer new dies and embossing folders in the 2019–2020 annual catalog. Since we’re using a new supplier, the dies and folders will be manufactured differently; this means the way you use the new style of dies and folders will be a little different than how you used the old style. Both the new-style and old-style dies and embossing folders can work with any die-cutting & embossing machine (in some cases, adaptations like shims may be required because the gap between rollers on machines may vary slightly between manufacturers; this is explained more in our Q&A PDF below).
One of the significant factors in this decision is that instead of working with a supplier who works with a manufacturer, we are moving to a direct-to-manufacturer relationship. This means that we will work directly with the factories who manufacture our dies and folders instead of working with another company who then works with different factories. This gives us greater control and potential in the manufacturing process. Here’s one example of how that will work: having a direct-to-manufacturer relationship will better allow us to implement die and folder ideas we gather from you, our power users. When we gather feedback and ideas from you, we will now be able to work directly with the factories making the products to implement those innovative ideas.
So while the current situation isn’t ideal, we are setting the foundation for greater die-cutting and embossing opportunity in the future.
Beginning April 9, 2019
Product Name References
In communications, you’ll notice us transition away from our old-style die-cutting and embossing product names and start referring to them in our new-style names. See the Die-
Through June 3, 2019
Die and Folder Supply: While Supplies Last and Interruptions
May 2–June 3, 2019
2019–2020 Annual Catalog Preorder
Product Purchase Premiere for OnStage Attendees
2019–2020 Annual Catalog
Product Training on New Dies and Embossing Folders
Lots of information to take in, so please feel free to contact me with any questions!!
Happy Stampin Steph
THE SHELLI KIT - PAPER PUMPKIN
This May, you’re in for a treat. Paper Pumpkin has teamed up with Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder, to deliver you a very special Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s exclusive, collectible, and one of a kind. Die-hard Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! fans won’t want to miss this special edition.
The look and feel of this kit is all Shelli. It’s elegant, feminine, and so full of springtime details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit. And the box it comes in? We predict that you’ll be keeping it . . . like . . . forever. Wait and see.
Check out this video from Shelli and see all about the new kit. Be sure to subscribe by May 10th to receive this kit!!
Isn't this kit amazing!
I can't wait to receive mine!
EVERYTHING IS ROSY
Let Your Creativity Bloom
We hope you’re ready for a ray of sunshine in your life, because the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating, petal-packed products has everything you and your customers need to let your creativity bloom.
What Is a Product Medley?
Product medleys are new to Stampin’ Up!, and they’re a concept based on demonstrator feedback. In addition to being filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products, we’ve designed our product medleys to provide you with endless creative possibilities.
How Will the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley Be Launched?
The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is our first product offering of this kind, and we’re so excited about it! We are already planning to release more in the future.
This kit is amazing and you can begin ordering on May 1st. This is a kit that will be offered for a limited time. So you will not see this in the future. Be sure to look at the video below to view details!!
Thanks for stopping by and viewing all the new info. Be sure to contact me with any questions!!!
I will post updates to anything I receive information on!
Happy Stampin Steph
Sad neWs announced
Today Stampin Up announced our Trimmer and Big Shot and all accessories (blades, magnetic platform) will be retiring from our current catalogue. Yes, you read that correctly!!!
Stampin’ Up! has made the decision to move away from the current manufacturer due to a faulty batch of blades, and despite best attempts to have the issues resolved!
We have no date at this point as to when a new die cutting machine or trimmer will be with us.
We’ve been informed that we have approximately 6 months worth of blades that are shipped to our warehouse, however, once the retiring list goes live next week you will be able to order packs at a time (currently only 3). I cannot stress this enough do not wait, people are going to jump on this and stock up, this inventory will not last six months I guarantee it!!
The same goes with the cutting plates and magnetic platform for the big shot.
At the moment, the blades are not orderable, but i will strongly urge you to put your email into the box when prompted so that you can get alerted as soon as they’re back.
I love the Stampin Up trimmer and will miss it very much, however, I also love Stampin’ Up! and I believe in the business, Products and mission. I Believe no I have faith that SU is moving with the times, will be working directly with the new manufacturers to bring us modern and innovative products.
I’m will link items affected everything in a picture for you.
When you click on any picture it will bring you to the Stampin Up website!. And as I said, if anything has ‘not orderable’ on it, please please, add your email. It’s only gone for good when it no longer appears on the system.
Once more information is released to the demonstrators I will share it with you immediately
Please contact me with any questions you may have.
Thank you for your patience And I apologize if this causes any inconvenience please believe that Stampin’ Up! always has our best interest at heart.
I look forward to the new products and I hope you do as well.
I am so excited to share with you that the Storage by Stampin Up modular storage system is NOW available for sale! Nope this is not April Fools....this is for real!! This system is perect, because you customize how you want to use it! It's not a big a bulky storage unit. By a sleek modular system that always you to choose the components that work for you current and future needs. And....you do not have spend alot all at once. You can build as your need changes!
Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, your creative space should be tailored to you. Our new product line, Storage by Stampin’ Up!, provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize—your space your way!
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:
Take a look at the video below to see the Storage in action!!!!
Leave a comment and tell me what you like about the new Storage by Stampin Up! I'd love to hear what you think!...And 1 lucky person will win 1 set of ink pad and marker holders!!!
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Happy Storage and Happy Stampin
Your space. Your way.
Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, your creative space should be tailored to you. Our new product line, Storage by Stampin’ Up!, provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize—your space your way! Available April 1st, these modular and customizable Stampin' Up Stamp 'n' Write Markers and Blendables storage are the perfect solution for color organization!! I can not wait until I can get my hands on these!!!
Check out the video below to see all about how the new Storage by Stampin Up works!!!
Be sure to contact me with your order...
Welcome to our Easter or Pastel Stampin Friends March 2019 Blog Hop!
Thank you for visiting my blog from Cheryl's site, thanks so much for continuing with the Blog Hop. Make sure to check out my blog and at the end click the Inlinkz button to continue with the hop. You will be able to view a list of all the hoppers!
My original sampler displays the 4 seasons. I am currently working on 4 holidays. (Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas). The timing of the hop was perfect for me to finish and share my Easter Sampler. The products used are all Stampin Up and the shadow box frame can be found at Wal-mart under $10 also available in black.
Several stamp sets were used to make the sampler. Abstract Impressions, Beauty Abound, Sitting Pretty, Itty Bitty phrases, Picnic With You, Inspired Events and oops a couple that retired All God's Grace and Hey Chic. The DSP is Garden Impressions 6x6 paper stacks. The cardstock is Powder Pink and Soft Sea Foam. I used a 12x12 Whisper White cardstock and arranged squares evenly. The larger squares are 3x3 and then 2 3/4x 2 3/4. There are so many ideas for samplers on Pinterest. You can search to find designs that you like. My main focus was to make sure that Easter was the focus.. since I already have a spring sampler, I didn't want to make another. I am happy with the turnout! What do you think??
My next project for this hop is a card.