When a member of my team promotes to a new title, it’s time to make a fuss over their accomplishment, and I needed a special card for my promoting demonstrators. I’ve also been mulling over the #tgifc282 inspiration challenge:
I pulled out my Stitched Stars dies along with the Strong & Beautiful stamp set to create a circle of STARS:
I can’t wait to pair this card with a little gift to celebrate my team promotions and hope it will remind them that they are making a difference by sharing their creativity. I’m always welcoming new team members who want a discount, need a delightful way to make extra income or crave adult connection…and you could even choose a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine ($120) in your starter kit ($99)! What a great discount!
Now is a great time to make something adorable and make a difference! The Coming Home stamp set (#153500) is part of the popular Trimming The Town suite and is the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Making a Difference stamp set.
When you purchase the Coming Home stamp set you’ll be a part of supporting adoption, foster care, and infertility charities.
The Home Together Dies coordinate with both the stamps and the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper (#153491) and makes it simple and fast to create layered scenes on card and decor projects.
Trimming the Town Treat Boxes
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Coming Home (#153500)
*these coordinating stamps are optional for this project but are great for accents and coordination PAPER
Old Olive (#100702), Whisper White (#100730), Poppy Parade (#119793), Bumblebee (#153077) TOOLS
Home Together Dies (#153515), Paper Trimmer (#152392), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334) ADHESIVE
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755), Mini Glue Dots (#103683) EMBELLISHMENTS
All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack (#153541)
TIPS: You can make the house treat box longer to fit bigger candies or gifts. Keep the 1-1/4″ width the same and increase the 2-1/2″ length to your preferred size. The score lines measurements will remain the same at 1/8″ along the long sides and 3/4″ along the 1-1/4″ sides.
Are you switching gears in your craft studio with the change of the season? We are certainly doing that today in our New at SU! Blog Hop! You’ll find inspiration for your paper crafting from the change in season WHEREVER you live thanks to this talented group of international demonstrators!
We can feel a bit of fall creeping into the final days of summer in Utah, and my card reflects that transition:
By combining something OLD (the Country Home stamp set) with something NEW (Jar of Flowers stamp set) and adding some pinewood planks, it feels like I’ve just picked the last of the summer sunflowers to enjoy in a farmhouse!
May it be CRAFTING season all year long~ Now hop along to Cynthia’s blog, where you’ll be in for a treat!
Have you ever looked at a color combination and have a stamp set jump into your mind? It happened to me today when I saw the #TGIF280 Color Palette:
So Much Love is a delicate and feminine cling stamp set, and in my imagination, this card appeared…I think it turned out even more lovely than I had hoped:
I wanted it to be a #simplestamping card with just stamps, ink and paper. It always astounds me that with just 3 ingredients, you can make such beautiful things!
GOOD NEWS: The So Much Love set is actually one of 2 FREE sets that are included in the Get & Go Starter Kit promotion this month (September 2020)! Along with the free stamp sets come 2 packages of ready-to-go card kits that can be used for your first party!
It’s a wonderful opportunity to get the best deal AND start off strong for the holiday season!
Now you have another SIMPLE card idea to create with your new supples:
And it didn’t take long to make the card: Maybe 8 minutes? 4 of those minutes were fussy-cutting out the flower! This is a card ANYONE can make in a moment…and you’ll get one from me in your welcome package when you join my Stampin’ Family in September,.
The magnetic cutting plate is optional, but makes cutting with dies SO MUCH EASIER! It’s a thin, fully magnetic sheet with self-healing cutting surface. Magnetic Cutting Plate (Plate 5) holds dies securely in place, even nested dies.
When a stamp set works for more than one season, it’s a great investment. When you can get it in a bundle with dies that could be used for ANYTHING, it’s as good as if you had invested in ZOOM in 2019.
I’ve chosen this collection of products to be my “3 for Free” class in September 2020: When you purchase the Plaid Tidings Suite from my Stampin’ Store, I’ll send you the consumable supplies to create 3 projects and the tutorial for the projects will hit your email inbox before the supplies arrive in your mailbox!
It was delightful to invent this new fun fold~ calling it the Label Flap Card:
Here’s the video tutorial…count it as ANOTHER card you can create with your new supplies!
The Christmas version of the same card:
There are a few things you’ll need to complete the 3-for-Free class kit. You may substitute ink colors or adhesives you already have in your craft studio as well as a compatible die cutting machine (like the Big Shot). If you need any of these supplies, you may add them to your order at the same time.
Have you noticed that the Stampin’ Up! catalog(s) aren’t just “catalogs” to shop through, they are actually INSPIRATION books ~ and you can find ideas on every page for your crafting?
Take this page (p.95) of the Annual Catalog…you don’t need to have the same stamps, ink or paper to make a cute card inspired by these:
The #SUOC256 challenge this week encourages stampers to use catalog samples as sketches and create something inspired by them. This is my version:
Can you see how I followed the Whale Done card sketch? You will NEVER lose your mojo as long as you have an idea book to get your juices flowing!
Speaking of juice, the Cute Fruit photopolymer stamp set is only in our “Getting Started” brochure, so you may not have seen it yet, but it is my “stamp set of the summer”, even as summer comes to a close.
To add shading to the pineapple, ink it up in the lightest color (Bumblebee in this case), then add some darker color ink (Cinnamon Cider) to the stamp using a sponge dauber BEFORE you stamp it. The colors will blend together beautifully.
Embrace your catalog as your IDEA BOOK and you’ll never run out of ideas!
Following up from my last post: The Celebration Tidings stamp set is part of the Plaid Tidings Suite in the August-December Mini Catalog and I think you need to see MORE of it because it covers so many things!
Use the products for bag toppers (see last post), greeting cards and home decor like this interchangeable, multi-season, decor frame. With an interchangeable “O” for each season, wouldn’t it be a lovely gift to enjoy all year round?