Birthday Chick All Wired Up

I miss my chickens.

Consoling myself with stamped chickens is (only) slightly less messy and time consuming, but there aren’t any delicious eggs to look forward to. It’s all good though, because these hens from the Birthday Chick stamp set make me laugh as much as the live versions did!

This greeting card started with the TGIF Challenge on Friday to use our background stamps: The All Wired Up background had been on my mind since the chicks arrived!

By using the new Blending Brushes to add a little extra Granny Apple Green ink at the bottom of the background, it added on Ombre element that helps Chunky Clucky really pop off as the focal point!

You may be asking…where did the picket fence come from? Did you fussy cut Chunky Clucky? Well, my friends, I have good news for you: On February 2nd, customers will be able to order coordinating dies (and that’s not all, so stay tuned)!

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New at SU!~ Treasures of Life

Welcome to our January 2021 NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who LOVE sharing Stampin’ Up! paper crafting ideas with you, and today that love takes center stage with all the 💚🧡 HEARTS ❤️💜

I chose the Treasures of Life stamp set to use for this card~ this image of the granddaughter with her grandfather reminds me so much of my husband’s tenderness with his grandchildren, and it makes me fall in love with him in ways deeper than I had ever imagined:

The card uses the Oh, So Ombre Designer Series Paper that you could choose FREE during Sale-a-Bration (January-February 2021) with a $50 order. Coloring in the image with the Stampin’ Blends was a lovely way to make the people come to life!

This fun fold card base is 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 1.5″ and 7″, and there is a tender message on the inside from the stamp set, as well.

As you hop along, leave us a comment to tell us what you like so we can continue to share what you love! You can order the supplies to create our projects from your demonstrator, or if you don’t have a demonstrator, choose one of us (in your country) and we’ll be happy to help you get started!

All the supplies for this project are listed below, and when you are ready, you can move to Nicole’s project…

Product List

January 2021 New at SU! Hop: Love & Hearts

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Kangaroo & Company

Creative Juice by Loni – Treasures of Life YOU ARE HERE

Sugar & Scraps – Heartfelt

Gifted Hands, Ink! – Love Always & Many Hearts Dies

As the Ink Dries – Lots of Hearts

Stamping Flair – Always in My Heart

Carterie Plus – Heartfelt

Scraphexe – Lots of Hearts/Ganz viel Herz

A Little Kinder – Lots of Hearts

24/7 Inkspiration – Love You Always

Stampin’ Scrapper – Forever & Always

Sweet Strawberry: 3 for Free

I have a thing for FRUIT (Creative JUICE, after all) and I love a coordinating punch, so it comes as no surprise that the FIRST thing on my list from the January-June Catalog was the SWEET STRAWBERRY bundle:

Stampin’ Up! made it SWEETER when they offered the Berry Blessings Bundle as a FREE choice during Sale-a-Bration for a $100 order…a coordinating stamp set to my beloved strawberries AND matching Designer Series Paper? YES THANK YOU!

Naturally, I’ve been playing with it night and day since I got it. I dream about berries! Yesterday, I made this card so I could see both sides of the Designer Series Paper and you can watch the tutorial to make your own version.

If you are as obsessed with these beautiful berries as I am, you’ll be happy to know that the Sweet Strawberry bundles is my 3 for Free kit in January 2021: When you order the bundle from my stampin’ store, I’ll send you the consumable supplies to create 3 projects with your new bundle ~OR~ you can come to my JAM-BERRY class in Utah County on January 23rd and stamp your projects in person with me for free!)

You will need a few items on hand to complete the projects. These items will not be included in the kit:

  • Ink Pads: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Tuxedo Black Memento, Whisper White Craft ink -OR- Versamark pad.
  • Heat Tool
  • White Emboss Powder

If the Sweet Strawberry bundle is on your list for “later”, move it to the top so you can take advantage of the opportunity to get the Berry Blessings bundle during Sale-a-Bration AND my 3 for Free projects!

Love You Always Suite

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

Love You Always Suite

Love is always in season and this suite is always in style. It’s perfect for when you are sharing a Valentine with your sweetheart, creating treats for the kids, or sending wedding or anniversary wishes.

Create a beautifully detailed card perfect for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary. The subtle details of pattern, shimmer, and texture combine to make a special card that you need to create and see in person to truly appreciate!
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Always in My Heart Card

Always in My Heart Card

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SUPPLIES:


BUNDLE
Always in My Heart Bundle (#156194)
Always In My Heart Photopolymer stamp set (#154337)
Floral Hearts Dies (#154306)

PAPER
Old Olive (#100702), Basic White (#159276), Pool Party (#122924), Granny Apple Green (#146990), Vellum Cardstock (#101856), Pearlescent Specialty Paper (#154291), Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (#154558)

INK
Poppy Parade (#147050), Calypso Coral (#147101), Petal Pink (#147108), Pretty Peacock (#150083), Bumblebee (#153116)

TOOLS
Floral Heart Dies (#154306)

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

EMBELLISHMENTS
Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (#152155), Pool Party 3/8″ (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon (#152462)

TIP: When adding Vellum Cardstock to projects, place adhesive where it will be covered by other layers of cardstock, ribbon, or embellishments, so that you don’t see the adhesive through the translucent vellum paper.

Coordinating Products



January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite


 

Love You Always Suite

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Love You Always Suite

Mini Catalog Paper Share

There are so many jaw-dropping Designer Series Papers in the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog that I think you’ll want a piece of them all, so I am offering a paper share where you can get a 6″ x 6″ piece of every pack (57 pieces total!)

These are the papers included in the share:

  • Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper (3)
  • True Love Designer Series Paper (6)
  • Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (6)
  • Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper (12)
  • Fine Are Floral Designer Series Paper (6)
  • Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper (6)
  • Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (6)
  • Snail Mail Designer Series Paper (6)
  • Well Suited Designer Series Paper (6)

The total cost (including shipping to you) is just $22!

Fill out the form below to reserve your paper share by January 12th and I will contact you for payment.

NOTE: There must be at least 6 participants for me to be able to offer this opportunity. If there are any delays in product, you will be notified in a timely manner. Shares will be mailed on or before January 19th.

Boundless Potential: New Year, New Craft Supplies!

January-June Mini Catalog

My creative heart feels like it’s truly a New Year when the Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration make their happy debut. It’s like fireworks go off in my head with the unlimited possibilities of new projects!

Take a peek and see for yourself: 


January–June 2021 Mini Catalog


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Sale-a-Bration!

Sale-a-Bration (January 5 – February 28) is our most popular sale. You’ll love the bonus goodies you receive when you shop, host, or join.

** SHOP **
Choose exclusive reward stamp sets or other items with each qualifying purchase of $50.

** HOST **
Place your own order or host a virtual party with friends and you can earn a bonus Host Exclusive stamp set that coordinates with 3 popular punches!

** JOIN **
Choose your custom selection of $125 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99 and we pay shipping! Plus, you’ll receive an exclusive gift – an assortment of five 6″ x 6″ stacks of our newest Designer Series Paper.

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Because Sale-a-Bration is only 2 months this year (don’t worry…there is a SECOND party planned for later in 2021), you won’t want to wait to schedule a party: In fact, if you’d like to host a virtual party, my team has one planned for January 26-30 and being one of our hosts will be as easy as falling out of bed! Just say the word and I’ll get you a host code and you can be a part of it. 

On Beyond Christmas

Wait! Don’t put away your holiday stamps yet! Often there are uses BEYOND Christmas when we look at our crafting supplies!

I love that Stampin’ Up! *usually* includes a generic pattern on the back of each piece of Designer Series Paper to expand the possibilities for paper crafting, and the same can be found in our rubber stamps! Take the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set, for example:

Don’t think this is just for Christmas: Imagine “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” on a card for a teacher at the end of the school year, or “A Little Something for You” on a tag with a freshly baked loaf of banana bread to take to a neighbor…but that’s not all:

Click image to download card tutorial

This may be Christmas colors, but why not a Valentine? Change up the colors (if you’d like) to make a really sweet heARTfelt card!

Can’t stop using these stamps for Valentines:

Click image to download card tutorial

This slimline card uses the Warm Hugs Designer Series Paper and carries us into the next holiday with the same Wrapped in Christmas stamps!

Coming Home for Holidays & EVERY Day

“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I shouldn’t look any further than my own backyard.” – Dorothy of Oz

Since there is “No Place Like Home”, I have two fun fold (and fairly simple) cards to share with you today using the Stampin’ Up! Coming Home bundle (which is retiring SOON!):

Use the tree and hill die (shown below) to cut off the top third of the front of your side-fold card, then stamp the houses in black on various colors of card stock, cut out and layer on the front of your card.

Coming Home Bundle

The second card is the same layout with different colors for a thoughtful welcome home card for a new neighbor:

The card opens to reveal the message, so you could change the sentiment and say “Welcome Home” for a missionary or someone coming home from a long time away.

I’ve created a .pdf tutorial for you to download with instructions and the supplies listed:

Curvy Celebrations: December 3 for Free

Introducing my December “Three for Free” kit: Featuring the Curvy Celebrations Early Release Bundle! When you order the Quite Curvy Early-Release bundle (from the January-June Catalog) OR the Quite Curvy Variety bundle (which includes the limited-release Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper), I will send you a .pdf tutorial for THREE fabulous cards AND the supplies to create those cards in the mail!

Whether you are a “simple stamper” or a “sensational stamper”, you’ll find yourself reaching for these new stamping supplies when you want to send a sweet card or greeting! These are two extra ideas for you:

This next card is a mash-up of card elements I borrowed from other cards I had seen:

  • The label (from the Wild Rose Dies) was a lovely background for the spray of flowers
  • Embossing the flowers on colored card stock
  • Taking the colors from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper
  • Using two of the curvy edge dies brings a lot of movement
  • Wrapping the ribbon around the top layers in the center of the card made me happy

I hope this Curvy Bundle ends up on your list in December…or put it on your wish list for Santa!

New at SU! Warm, Cozy & Wildly Happy

Welcome to our “Warm & Cozy” Blog Hop: The best way to view these projects from talented demonstrators around the world is wrapped in a blanket with a warm cup of cocoa!

Once you have hopped through all the blogs, you may either feel like crafting, OR having a nap. Either way, we’ve got you covered:

My project is a sign to hang from your door when a baby (or yourself) are sleeping! If you are a new mom, you should take this advice: “SLEEP WHEN YOUR BABY SLEEPS”. You need the rest, and during the winter, we need more sleep. Let this notice keep it quiet during that important time.

The photo-realistic textures of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper felt cabin-cozy for my Naptime Door Sign and with the Playful Alphabet dies, you can say what you want to say! TIP: If you happen to drop a die in the garbage can while crafting, grab a magnet to fish it out (not saying that happened or anything…)

I made it the same size as a card (5.5″ x 4.25″) so you can mail it to a friend who just had a baby.

I’ve been really enjoying the new Water Painters for watercoloring…it’s so relaxing to color! Doesn’t the mother and baby fox from the Wildly Happy stamp set just make you want to curl up for a snooze?

All the supplies I used for this Warm & Cozy project are listed below and please leave me a comment before following the hop over to Terry’s blog to see what she’s cooking up with the Heartwarming Hugs bundle!

Product List

December 2020 Warm & Cozy New at SU! Hop

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Freezin’ Fun

Carterie Plus – Coming Home

Stampin’ Xime – Nothing Better Than

Stamping Flair – Wrapped in Christmas

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – Lots to Celebrate

As the Ink Dries – Fireside Trimmings

Stampin’ Mak – Warm Hugs

Creative Juice by Loni – Wildly Happy

Terrific Cards – Heartwarming Hugs

A Little Kinder – Menagerie Mix Up

247Inkspiration – Press On