Monday, July 31, 2017

Customer Technique Card

Happy Monday!

At my last stamp class, Judy shared a card she made, along with her new technique that she accidentally discovered! I thought her card was pretty and her technique fun, so I told her I would like to feature it on my blog.

Let's take a look at Judy's card:


So, what about Judy's new technique? Judy stamped the first flower in Wisteria Wonder. She decided she wanted the second flower to be lighter, so she stamped off on a piece of paper towel, then stamped the flower. The texture of the paper towel created a pattern on her stamp, which stamped a patterned flower!

Thank you Judy for sharing your card and new-found technique.

Happy crafting!


Monday, July 24, 2017

Fancy Fold Summer-Themed Card Class

Happy Monday!

I held a Fancy Fold Summer-Themed card class on the 11th and again on the 15th, and today I am sharing the cards we made.

First up is a Z-fold card:



Ice Cream sure says Summer, though I must confess, I eat it year-round! The Frozen Treats Framelits were used to create a yummy sundae. Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist make a fresh color combo. The card base is 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2.

Here is the Z-fold opened:



The only stamping is the sentiment on the front of the card and the envelope. I thought this was the easiest of the four cards, but it took the longest to complete.

Next up is a front step card:



A summer class would not be complete without using the hot Daisy bundle. The Daisy punch is the best selling punch in recent years. The daisies were stamped, punched, and layered off-set with dimensionals. The card base is 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 4 1/4, 6, and 8 1/4, with an additional 4 1/4 x 5 1/8 piece.

Here is a side view:



Daffodil Delight is bright and summery. The sentiment is from the Watercolor Wings stamp set.

I always like center step cards, so that is the third fancy fold:



OMGosh--I LOVE the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set. One, two, three, four steps to a beautiful flamingo. Of course, Flirty Flamingo was used for the flamingo, along with Powder Pink and Tuxedo Black.You can see a previous center step card, along with the directions, here.

The back of the card:



The sentiment is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

We finished the class with a card in a box:



Everyone liked the swimming Seaside Shore fish. A lot of fussy cutting was done for this card, though it did come together quickly. There are three sets of sea grass adhered at varying heights. It really is fun having a pop-up card that folds flat for mailing. It is a Wow card that is easy to create. The card base is 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, and 8 1/4 on the long side and at 1 3/4 from the first score on the short side. Cut up on these scores.  A piece of 1 x 2 1/2 CS, scored down the middle at 1/2 was used to attach the box together. The fish were adhered with glue dots to three pieces of 1/2 x 3 1/2 CS, scored at 3/8 on both ends.

Delightful Daisy DSP is not just for flowers--it was used for all four cards! How versatile is that?!?!?

I always give my class attendees a table gift:



The Wood Crate Framelits and coordinating Wood Words stamp set were used to create these cute (and quick) gifts.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!



Supply list:

Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, and Whisper White CS, Delightful Daisy DSP, Silver Foil Sheet, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Peekaboo Peach Ink, Medium White Envelope, Frozen Treats Framelits, and Cool Treats Stamp Set

Daffodil Delight and Whisper White CS, Delightful Daisy DSP, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, and Old Olive Ink, Medium White Envelope, Gold Faceted Gems, Daisy Punch, and Daisy Delight and Watercolor Wings Stamp Sets

Pool Party and Whisper White CS, Delightful Daisy DSP, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Powder Pink, and Tuxedo Black Ink, Medium White Envelope, and Fabulous Flamingo and Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Sets

Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide, and Whisper White CS, Delightful Daisy DSP, Crumb Cake and Tranquil Tide Ink, Medium White Envelope, and Seaside Shore Stamp Set

Soft Suede and Whisper White CS, Soft Suede Ink, Delicate White Doilies, Linen Thread, Wood Crate Framelits, and Wood Words Stamp Set


Friday, July 7, 2017

Display Stamper

Happy Friday!

Today's post is a compilation of my cards and projects that I am submitting for consideration to be a display stamper at OnStage in November.  Following are my three cards, two 3D projects, and scrapbook page:











Tuesday, July 4, 2017

March Thank Yous - Bunny Buddies

Happy Tuesday and Happy Fourth of July!

Today I am sharing what my customers received as thank yous for placing an on-line order during the month of March. Rather than thank you cards, I made Easter baskets and 3x3 note cards.


The bunny faces were stamped with the stamp set from the Bunny Buddies Paper Pumpkin Kit. If you missed that kit or would like an additional one, there are currently a limited number of kits available for Paper Pumpkin subscribers to purchase. 

The Sweet Sugarplum basket is what each of my customers received, and those that placed two orders during the month of March, also received the Peek a Boo Peach basket. Linen Thread was my thank you gift for March, so it went in the basket along with a coordinating 3x3 note card.

The DSP for the baskets measures 6x6, scored at 2 all around. The CS for the handles measures 2 x 9.


The 3x3 note cards and envelopes are included in the Bunny Buddies kit.


Of course, the little envelopes were stamped too.

Happy crafting!


Supply List: Peek a Boo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, and Whisper White CS, Playful Palette DSP, Basic Black Archival Ink, Layered Circles Framelits, and Bunny Buddies Paper Pumpkin Kit

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Online Order Code and More!

Happy Saturday! 


The July on-line order code is TB9KVAJC and the thank you gift is a choice of Clear Faceted Gems (#144142) or Gold Faceted Gems (#144141). Both items are in the 2017-2018 AC on page 197. If your order is $150 or more, you do not need to use the on-line order code, though you will still receive the thank you gift. Once you have placed your on-line order, please E-mail me with your choice of thank you gift. You will receive your thank you gift in August along with your thank you card. 


Bonus Days are back! For every $50 (before tax and shipping) you order during the month of July, you will receive a $5 coupon to redeem during August! There is no limit to the number of coupons you can earn or redeem.

Once you place your on-line order, you will receive an E-mail from Stampin' Up! with your redemption code. Multiple codes from one order will be sent in one E-mail. If you place multiple orders during the month, you will receive a separate E-mail for each order. Please ensure you save your E-mail(s) as Stampin' Up! cannot reissue the redemption codes. You may redeem your codes any time during the month of August.


Ho, ho, ho! Stampin' Up!'s Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. The starter kit costs $99 (plus tax) and includes your choice of $125 in Stampin' Up! merchandise. Plus, business materials and printed matter are included to help you get started in your Stampin' Up! business. 

During the Christmas in July promotion, Stampin' Up! will include a Gift Essentials Pack in each new demonstrator's starter kit. 


The Gift Essentials Pack includes 2 D Blocks, Grid Paper, Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Bone Folder, and the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog).

Please contact me if you have any questions or if there is anything I can assist you with.

Thanks for stopping by!