Friday, October 30, 2020



Rustic Glam Snowflake Wishes Card
 

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Cut Crumb Cake cardstock to 5-1/2" x 8". Score at 4" along the 8" side. Fold on the scoreline. (NOTE: This card is slightly more narrow than the standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card, but the overall size will be standard since the banner label extends out to 4-1/4"). 

2) Create your own snowflake Designer Series Paper by stamping at least 5 different sizes of Snowflake Wishes snowflakes onto the card front with Whisper White Craft ink. Set aside to dry or speed drying time with the Heat Tool. 

3) Cut Real Red pinstripe 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper to 4" x 1-1/4". Adhere to the top of the 4" x 5-1/2" card front. 

4) Use the Triple Banner Punch to punch one end of a 5-1/4" x 1" strip of Whisper White cardstock. 

5) Stamp greeting on the centre of the strip of cardstock with VersaMark ink. Cover generously with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. Tap off excess powder. Heat emboss with the Heat Tool. 

6) Add greeting to card with Stampin' Dimensionals so it is just covering the bottom edge of the Real Red patterned paper. 

7) Die cut Gold Foil Sheet with the second, third, and fourth smallest So Many Snowflakes Dies. 

8) Adhere snowflakes to the card with Glue Dots. 

9) Add the clear Wonderful Gems with their gold flecks to the centre of each stamped and each die-cut snowflake. 


SUPPLIES:
BUNDLE
Snowflake Wishes Bundle (#155172)

PAPER
Crumb Cake (#120953)
Whisper White Thick (#140272)
Gold Foil Sheets (#132622)
'Tis The Season Designer Series Paper (#153489) 

INK
Whisper White Uninked Pad & Refill (#147277)
VersaMark Pad (#102283) 

TOOLS
Banner Triple Punch (#138292)
Heat Tool (#129053) 

ADHESIVES
Mini Glue Dots (#103683)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
Stampin' SEAL (#152813) 

EMBELLISHMENTS
Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109129)
Wonderful Gems (#153536) 


TIPS: The Whisper White Craft Ink is a nice thick, opaque pigment ink that gives excellent coverage. It takes more time to dry than Classic ink. The Heat Tool can be used to speed up drying time and prevent smearing. The ink pad comes uninked so you can adjust how juicy you make the pad. Ink the Uninked Whisper White Craft Pad with the included Whisper White Craft Ink Refill. Use a Bone Folder or Palette Knife to smooth the ink into the pad. It will need to be reinked frequently and almost every time you use it.



 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

What will YOU Create with this Bundle?



I’m sure you’ve seen the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set and the Love You More Than Dies, but did you know they’re available at a 10% discount when purchased together? By using the special bundle item number, you’ll receive both products in the Nothing’s Better Than Bundle!

This warm, friendly bundle includes 26 photopolymer stamps with light-hearted greetings and tasty treats you can use to let your loved ones know they’re on your mind. Inspired by a Stampin’ Up! Million Sales Achiever, Connie Stewart, this cute ‘n’ clever set can be used to create a variety of fun projects! Use the chocolate-shaped stamp images to embellish a box of chocolates, the cookie dies to accent a container of cookies, and of course, the greeting stamps to add personality to a card. There’s no limit to what you can create with this bundle!

Monday, October 26, 2020


SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR SUITE
 

Hello , 

You may want to grab a cup of cocoa and a cozy sweater before you sit down to create with the Snowflake Splendor Suite! This stamp and die bundle will help you create a blizzard of snowflakes for the perfect storm of winter crafting. 

The Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper complements the stamps and dies with hand-painted, watercolour snowflakes in lots of icy purples and blues. 

View this suite collection online

Friday, October 23, 2020

IN THE PINES BUNDLE


 

With forest-inspired imagery, the In the Pines Bundle helps you create easy projects with a woodsy, nature theme. While lending itself to Christmas projects, the In the Pines Stamp Set also includes a multi-occasion “Thinking of you” greeting. Use its timeless natural elements all year for masculine projects and more. The Two-Step Stampin’ images combined with the Pine Woods Dies to make this bundle a must-have for creating quick cards any day of the year.


Monday, October 19, 2020

LITTLE CHANGES, BIG IMPACT

HAVE A HOOT STEP-BY-STEP


 

BASIC
We kept things simple on the first version of this cute card. A few simple layers, a splash of colour, ribbon, and a sentiment popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. This cheerful, little project takes just minutes to make and would be the perfect solution for a casual crafter workshop.
STEP UP
Step up the charming second card by running the tag through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Peek-A-Hoot Dies for a stitched-edge look. Fold the gold-trimmed satin ribbon in half, insert the ends through the hole in the tag, then pull them snugly through the loop at the end of the ribbon. We added a little extra pop to this card with a layer of Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper, some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, and heat embossing.
STEPPED-UP 
Our fanciest card is a real hoot. We embossed the card front using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder, adhered die-cut branches, and added a strip of Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. Perfect!
Whoo wouldn’t love to have a Christmas cardmaking party featuring these cute, outdoorsy cards? We certainly wood . . . er . . . would!

Friday, October 16, 2020

Simple Stamping



Simple stamping is fun for everyone. 
Whether you’re brand new to papercrafting or you just want to stamp a greeting to add to a plate of cookies, we all need ideas for quick cards. 
To make simple cards with a touch of pizzazz, use the “stamp-off” technique as we did here with the Love of Leaves Stamp Set. 1) Ink the stamp. 2) Stamp the image. 3) Re-stamp the image one or more times without re-inking it. This technique gives your card sophistication and depth without a lot of effort—and you get several shades of ink from one ink pad. Just add a bow and a sentiment and you’re done! 
You can always add a touch of colour to a card using a simple Blender Pen trick. (We used the wheelbarrow image from the Autumn Goodness Stamp Set.) Stamp the image, then go over the stamped lines with the Blender Pen to colour in the wheelbarrow. So fun! Plus, you’ve added a touch of artistry that doesn’t require a lot of effort. 
We used the stunningly beautiful Autumn Greetings Stamp Set to create our final example—and to show you how stamped cardstock layers can add visual complexity without requiring a ton of work. Stamp one layer with a large stamp and adhere it to the card front. Then add a stamped tag—popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional. It looks sophisticated, yet it’s easy to do. Simple stamping at its finest!




Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Scrapbook Wednesday

 Boho Indigo Scrapbooking Page



I was looking through old photos the other day and came across a photo of my late Grandmother ~ May Harrison, and thought of the Boho Indigo Product Medley would go well with this image.  



Product List

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Bruno and Kylie Bertucci"s Demonstrator Support Program Blog Hop



Hello,

Today I am joining the Bruno and Kylie Bertucci"s Demonstrator Support Program Blog Hop.  
The Card I have made today is the Thank You Card all my Customers will receive at the end of the month for placing an order with me.


I started this project today by choosing three Colours Soft Seafoam, Just Jade and Pretty Peacock.

I was looking through the catalogue and saw the Forever Greenery Suite Collection #154143 and thought I would use the Stamp Set and Dies from that collection. I then added the Ornate Foral 3D Embossing Folder #  152725. 



Blog Hop List: 


Monday, October 12, 2020

Paper Pumpkin's Box of Sunshine


Inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s CEO Sara Douglass, this Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. When you’ve made all the cards, fill the box with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

Friday, October 9, 2020

Designer Series Paper Sale





We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogues! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

Save 15% on 15 Designer Series Papers! 

Plus, 8 of those discounted paper sets are from the August-December Mini Catalogue. Which means, now is the perfect time to stock up for all your holiday cards, projects, d├ęcor, and gift-giving. I'd love some Plaid Tidings in my stocking, wouldn't you?

Papers of all Kinds are on SALE!

No limits, but don't delay, because backorders could occur! Sale runs through October 31st only.

Monday, October 5, 2020

October Card Layout ~ Masked Embossing Paste Card

Today I'm sharing an elegant card tutorial featuring the Boho Indigo Product Medley. This gorgeous collection includes stamps, dies, paper, ribbon, die-cuts, and more! It's packed full of supplies that will inspire your creativity. In this tutorial, I used this card layout template today for inspiration as well you will also learn how to create a masked Embossing Paste background. 


The Annual Catalogue Inspiration

Masked Embossing Paste Card

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Cut Mint Macaron cardstock to 4" x 8". Score at 4" along the 8" side to create a 4" x 4" card. (Note: If you prefer a standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card, you can easily layer this card front onto a standard card or replace the 4" x 4" card with a standard card base.)

2) Die-cut 3 of the rounded palm leaves and one small leafy branch from Very Vanilla cardstock.

3) Use Old Olive Stampin' Blends to colour the leaves. Colour the entire leaf with the light Old Olive Blend, then add detail with the dark Old Olive Blend. Use the light Old Olive Blend to blend the light and dark areas.

4) Die-cut at least 3 of each leaf pattern from scrap cardstock to use as masks. Add a small amount of Stampin' SEAL to the back of each leaf. Press the adhesive onto your fingers or scrap paper to make it a bit less sticky. The leaves will be used as masks so they are only being adhered temporarily.

5) Randomly place the die-cut leaves onto the card front.

6) Place a dollop of White Embossing Paste onto a Silicone Craft Sheet using one of the Palette Knives. Add a couple drops of Mint Macaron Ink Refill and mix with a Palette Knife to create coloured Embossing Paste. Make the paste as dark as you prefer by adding more ink drops.

7) Place your card with the mask leaves onto Grid Paper or scrap paper. Use a Palette Knife to spread the Embossing Paste over the entire card front. Smooth out the paste into a think layer that is the thickness of the leaf masks. Work fairly quickly as the Embossing Paste dries rapidly. Don't worry about perfection, having variations of thickness and texture looks best.

8) Once the entire card front is covered, and while the Embossing Paste is still wet, use the spatula or piercing tip of the Take Your Pick Tool to carefully lift the edge of a mask leaf and remove it from the card. Repeat to remove all the mask leaves.

9) Set aside the card to allow the Embossing Paste to dry and clean your Silicone Craft Sheet and Palette Knives right away. They are much harder to clean if the Embossing Paste dries on them.

10) Stamp the flower vase image from the Boho Indigo Medley on Very Vanilla cardstock with Misty Moonlight ink. Die-cut with coordinating vase die.

11) Use Old Olive Stampin' Blends to add a bit of colour to the leaf and vine portions of the stamped vase.

12) Stamp the small decorative vase image onto Soft Suede cardstock with Soft Suede ink. Centre the image in the vase die with the holes at the top.

13) Stamp greeting on 2" x 3/8" Very Vanilla cardstock with Old Olive ink.

14) Once the Embossing Paste is dry on the card add the coloured leaves with Glue Dots and the vases with Stampin' Dimensionals.

15) Add a 2-1/4" piece of the gold ribbon from the Boho Indigo Medley near the top left of the card with Glue Dots or Stampin' SEAL+. Add the stamped greeting with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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TIPS: Embossing Paste dries quickly so it's best to work with it quickly, and clean your tools while it is still wet. Don't worry about perfection, variations in depth and texture improve the effect of Embossing Paste.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Boho Indigo Product Medley

 The Annual Catalogue Inspiration


Boho Indigo Product Medley

Do you ever have times you want to make something, but you just aren't sure where to start? It's the blank canvas dilemma of having too many choices. Often, when I'm not sure how to start, I let the artists at Stampin' Up! help me.

Suites, kits, and medleys - oh my! These artist-designed sets of coordinating products are a great place to get your inspiration flowing. Start with a simple kit project and step it up. Or look for a colour combination or a whole design theme. I hope this tip helps you the next time you are looking for inspiration!

I'm sharing this elegant card tutorial with my newsletter subscribers featuring the Boho Indigo Product Medley. This gorgeous collection includes stamps, dies, paper, ribbon, die-cuts, and more! It's packed full of supplies that will inspire your creativity. 

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