Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sneak Peek - Carols of Christmas

You can create beautiful Christmas cards without all the stress using Stampin' Up!'s Carols of Christmas Bundle. The bundle contains the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies--all at a 10% discount! In the video below, Stampin' Up! trainer, Brandi, shows you how easy it is to make beautiful creations you can be proud to share with your friends and family this holiday season. 

These products will be available September 1st.  If you do not have an existing relationship with another Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like a Holiday Catalog leave a comment below or send me an e-mail and I will be happy to get one to you.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New items added to the Clearance Rack!

Stampin' Up! just released some new items to the Clearance Rack.  These items are available while supplies last so don't wait too long to grab some great savings on items up to 60% off.  If you earned any Bonus Day coupons last month they can be used to also earn you more savings. 

You can go to the Clearance Rack here to shop at my Online Store.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rudolph "Spares"

I know it might seem early to be posting holiday items, but when you do fall craft fairs it takes awhile to get everything ready.  The item I worked on yesterday was Rudolph "Spares".  I was really happy to see the test tubes in the holiday catalog and I will make sure to keep a nice supply on hand for projects like this.

Really simple to make and should be a nice addition to the other items I will be creating.  

The sentiment was found online and the reindeer is from a retired stamp set.  Some current punches really made it easy to put together, and I filled the tubes with Cinnamon Imperial Candies.

The following were used:  Note - test tubes can be ordered September 1st unless you are a demonstrator.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Sale!

New subscribers who sign up between August 11th and September 10th will receive their first month of Paper Pumpkin at 50% off.  After you get your first month you can continue to get paper pumpkin at the regular price of $19.95 a month, or cancel if you are not satisfied, or skip a month but stay active.   I love the kits and love the surprise each month.  Your first kit will come with a clear block that you can use on all of your future kits, and each kit comes with a different color ink spot each month too.

Fine Details: Fall into Savings Promotion

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD (price includes shipping).
  • New subscribers must visit to join and if you do not have an already existing relationship with another Stampin' Up! demonstrator just click the Paper Pumpkin link in the left hand column of my blog to sign up.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at to subscribe.
If you want to continue receiving a kit each month you can also upgrade to a 3, 6, or 12 month prepaid subscription.  E-mail or leave a comment below if you have any questions.  

If you would like to look at past kits you can see past videos I posted on my blog.  Look for the tab in the right hand column of my blog and scroll down to Paper Pumpkin.  A lot of great kits and once you are a member you can purchase past kits as well.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wood Crate Thanksgiving Favors

The Wood Crate Framelits are just the perfect size for my Thanksgiving favors.  As soon as I saw the Fall candy arrive at my grocery store I knew I wanted to get started on my holiday craft fair items, and when I received my Wood Crate Framelits in June I knew I wanted to use them for Thanksgiving favors.  I filled them with pumpkin candy and hershey miniatures, added a retired sentiment to the front of the crate, and placed them into a clear cello bag.

The crates are really easy to make, and since I am using them for a fall favor I used the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper to make them.  The designs on the paper make my crates look authentic, and are just what I was looking for.  I put the crates together using Fast Fuse Adhesive for strong hold.

The following current products were used:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Christmas Kit Sneak Peek!

I love Stampin' Up! card kits.  They are great for the beginner stamper, as well as people who have been stamping for a long time.  The Watercolor Christmas Project Kit that will be in the Holiday Catalog which goes live on September 1st is great.  I can't wait to get my preorder and put the kit together to show the ladies who come to my stamp class.  I plan on holding a class so we can put our kits together and have a fun time doing it.

You can do this kit on your own and use just the materials that come with it, using previously owned holiday and Christmas stamp sets.  Or you could buy the coordinating stamp set that goes with the kit.  Either way you will be able to create a lot of Christmas cards in no time at all.

Watch the video below to get a sneak peek!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Star of Light

While I anxiously await my new holiday products, I still wanted to make some holiday cards for my August stamp class.  The ladies like to have a few months to work on their cards so thankfully there are some really nice Christmas stamp sets in the Annual Catalog that we will use this month.

 I used the Star of Light Stamp Set and coordinating Starlight Thinlits to make my Christmas card.  The swirls added a nice background and Gold Glimmer paper really makes the star shine.  In the center of the small star I added a Gold Faceted Gem for even more sparkle.

The following were used:

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Holiday Catalog - Sneak Peek!

The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st, and as a demonstrator I was lucky to be able to do my preorder yesterday.  I can't wait to get it delivered and start creating with so many new products for the holidays, and one of the product suites I purchased was the Quilted Christmas Suite.

The video below shows you the products and some projects and Stampin' Up! has released several holiday videos for customers to enjoy while they wait for their catalog to arrive.

I hope you enjoy the video!

If you do not have a relationship with another Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of the Holiday Catalog, please e-mail me or leave a comment below and I will be happy to send you a catalog.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tranquil Tulips

For today's card I used the hostess stamp set Tranquil Tulips.  To earn this set at a great discount, you can have a workshop with some friends, or order $150 in products for yourself.  That might sound like a lot of product for yourself, but with the holidays upon us in just a few short months, if you have any stampers or crafters on your list why not start doing some early shopping and this set can be yours for only $10.00.

This is a two-step stamp set and the colors I used for my flowers are Berry Burst and Powder Pink.  You get a nice shaded look, and for a bit of color under my layer I added a small piece of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

Adding lots of layers give your cards a nice look and just make them large enough to fit your stamped images.

The following were used:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Early Release - Carols of Christmas

One of the great perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is being able to preorder new products a month earlier than everyone else.  Today is the day that demonstrators get to order from the new Holiday Catalog which will become available to everyone else on August 1st.

However, today Stampin' Up! is releasing the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Thinlits Dies a month early for everyone.  Now you can start your holiday cards a month early!  

You can go directly to my online store here to purchase these products!  Below are a few samples, and a video  made by Stampin' Up!.  Both the video and at my onlines store you can see all of the products.  And don't forget your can use any Bonus Day coupons you might of earned last month to help you save!

Sample cards made by Stampin' Up!

Below you will find a video made by Stampin' Up! that shows you the products in more detail. 

Carols of Christmas Bundle 

Save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Thinlits bundled together! You may also buy each item singly.

146036Carols of Christmas Bundle (wood-mount)$52.00
146037Carols of Christmas Bundle (clear-mount)$45.00
146038Lot Cantiques de Noël Bundle (French; clear-mount)$45.00
144674Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies$30.00
144801Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (wood-mount)$28.00
144804Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (clear-mount)$20.00
145028Cantiques de Noël Stamp Set (French; clear-mount)$20.00

Monday, July 31, 2017

Last Day to earn Bonus Day Coupons!

Just a reminder -  Bonus Days end today so you have until 11:00 PM Mountain Time today to earn your $5.00 coupons.  Read below for all of the information on this promotion:

What are Bonus Days?  They are a great way to save money on your wish list of new products.  For every $50 you spend July 1-31 (before shipping and tax), you will get a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can use anytime in August.

There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop for just a few things, or make one big order and qualify for Stampin' Rewards as well.  You can see how Stampin' Rewards are earned on page 219 of the Annual Catalog.

Note -  an e-mail address is required to Receive Bonus Days coupon codes.  If you do not use e-mail, notify me to help you get your coupon through me.  

Once you qualify you will be given a coupon code.  Hold onto it because that is what you will need for the redemption in August. 

Leave a comment below or e-mail me if you have any questions.  You can click the Shop Online shopping card in the left hand column of my blog to start shopping at my Online Store.  Clearance Rack items can also be used to earn your coupon.  

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July Paper Pumpkin tips and alternate cards

Just a few tips on making the cards in this month's Paper Pumpkin Kit.  You may have figured it out for yourself, but just in case you weren't sure how to place the pieces for the mountain landscape on your card here is how I did it.

First, place the wooden mountain piece onto your card.  Next place the dark green hill, then the light green hill.  On my first card I did it the opposite way and had to take it apart and start over.

And, here is an alternate card for the hooray card.  The card on the right was made to follow the sample.  I wasn't really crazy about wrapping the Washi Tape all around my circle, so for the second card I placed some of the Washi Tape onto my card front and stamped my sunbursts onto the circle instead.

When you get your Paper Pumpkin kits you might love the way it was designed, but don't forget you can always alter it to fit your personal taste.  

Note:  I will be taking a few days off from blogging to spend the next few days with my grandchildren.  I will be back with more posts on Monday.  Have a great week and don't forget that you can still earn your $5.00 coupon by spending $50 before shipping and tax, but the promotion ends July 31st.  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Simple Birthday

Want to make a quick but stylish birthday card, just use the large Happy Birthday Thinlit and pair it up with some Designer Series Paper, add a few pieces of sparkle (retired embellishments) and your card is finished.

When adhering thin pieces like the cut birthday the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets are perfect.  Just cut an adhesive sheet the same size as your card stock, peel one of the layers off of the adhesive sheet, adhere it to your card stock, and cut away.  Then peel the final layer of the adhesive sheet and place the cut piece onto your project.  

The following were used: