Friday, November 17, 2017

Gourd Goodness

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I would post an easy Thanksgiving card.  I used some Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper for my background, stamped my two gourds, added some Burlap Ribbon and my card is done.

We are all so busy this time of year, so I like to do some quick cards, that still express my sentiments, but don't take up a lot of time.  The inside is stamped with the Happy Thanksgiving from Teeny Tiny Wishes, my go to stamp set for every occasion.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stamparatus Preorder starts today at 4 PM Eastern Time

Just a reminder that the first preorder period for the new positioning tool, Stamparatus, starts today at 2 PM Mountain Time, and for me that would be 4 PM Eastern Time.  You can go directly to my Online Store by clicking the Shopping Cart that appears in the left hand column of my blog.

Once you are there look for the Stamparatus Preorder section.  You will then fill out your information to reserve your Stamparatus.  If you want to wait, there will be another preorder period December 5th, and then again on January 15th. 

You do need a credit card to preorder but it will not be charged until your product ships.  The first preorder products are expected to ship in February.

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about this tool you can watch the video I posted Tuesday, or send me an e-mail or leave a comment below.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Stampin' Up! is introducing a new tool called "Stamparatus".  This product will help you in so many ways when it comes to creating your cards.  Watch the video below that explains how the product works and read below for some ordering information.

So to sum it up this tool will:
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement.
In addition it is compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp, comes with a foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps, and has rulers and gridlines for quick measuring.

It has 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper as well as 2 reversible plates for a total of 4 surfaces to work with.  It also comes with 2 magnets to hold your paper in place and has a magnet storage area on the back.  The retails price is $49.00.

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, Stampin' Up! is trying something different and is testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and they will guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in their warehouse. You can place your reservations during 3 reservation windows listed below, and receive your product in a specific time frame that goes with your reservation window. This system will allow Stampin' Up!  to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Reservation WindowsAvailable to Ship
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018
If you have any questions about the product, or need more information or clarification on the preorder system, please send me an e-mail or leave a comment below.  

Monday, November 13, 2017

Christmas Quilt

The Christmas Quilt stamp set and coordinating Quilt Builder Framelit Dies that were used in today's card can be purchased together in a bundle to save you 10%.  The whole suite also comes with Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper, a Quilted Top Textured Embossing Folder, a Quilted Christmas Card Stock Pack and Stitched Felt Embellishments.  A lot of great coordinating for your holiday projects, and all occasion cards as well.

I cut one of the large star quilt pieces with a piece of the Designer Series Paper, and then other one was stamped and then cut out and layered so you could see both pieces.  I also added a piece of Garden Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon behind the layer, and a Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the piece for a bit more embellishment. 

The following were used:

Friday, November 10, 2017

Merry Music

For all the music lovers in your life, the Merry Music Designer Series Paper is perfect.  What better way to say Merry Christmas than a layer of traditional Christmas Carols used as a way to send your holiday greetings.

To my layer of "We Three Kings" I added my sentiment cut out with a stitched oval framelit, then added another oval cut out with coordinating black card stock.  For a bit more embellishment I tied on my silver bow, and my musical Christmas card is done!

The following were used:

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Painted Autumn

The pattern and images were so pretty that I didn't want to cover them up with a lot of layers and other designs.  So I just stamped and punched out a few leaves, tied on my ribbon, stamped my sentiment and then cut it out with a Bunch of Banners Framelits.

I love when a card comes together so quickly!

The following were used:

Monday, November 6, 2017

Foil Snowflakes

The large Foil Snowflakes that come in a pack of 24 with 12 gold and 12 silver metallic foil snowflakes are so pretty paired up with the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper and you can make a beautiful Christmas card in no time at all using these products.

I added a piece of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon to the layer, embossed my Merry Christmas sentiment and cut that out with a Bunch of Banner Framelit to really make the card sparkle.

The following were used: