Above the Clouds (+ 3 for Free)

Still on my bucket list: Ride in a Hot Air Balloon.

At least I can stamp some balloons with the Above the Clouds bundle from Stampin’ Up! until I can check the adventure off:

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On Monday I demonstrated this card during my Lunchtime Live broadcast from my Creative Juice Facebook Page:

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I announced that during August 2019, anyone who ordered the Above the Clouds bundle from my Stampin’ Store will get 3 exclusive card tutorials via email PLUS I will mail them the paper goods to create those 3 cards at the end of the month!

Here’s a peek at the cards…and one of them is a fabulous fun fold:

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While you can use any colors of ink you’d like, here are the ones I used in the tutorial (you can add them to your order if you don’t have them): Pacific Point, Melon Mambo,  Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green and Seaside Spray. You will also need an Aquapainter OR Blender Pen and a Stampin’ Sponge.

Don’t miss the opportunity to get your 3 Above the Clouds card supplies and tutorial FREE: Order the bundle by August 31st from my Stampin’ Store!

A Bright Welcome to Magnolia Lane

There are iconic sights all over the world: The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the pyramids of Egypt, a great wall in China and now, the Magnolia Lane Suite by Stampin’ Up!

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This collection of products has made such a mark on the crafting world that it’s becoming instantly recognizable on the shelves of discerning makers around the world! It’s certainly one of my all-time favorites.

I wanted to use the dies to create something a little different: A piece of home decor that is bright, animated and welcoming!

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This was also a masterpiece we created at my Stamp Club in July. It was worth all the cutting (and the fact that I finished season 6 of “Call the Midwife” as I was cutting out hundreds of flowers for my club members).

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If you want to make your own, you’ll need to cut two of the large and medium flower pieces for each of the flowers and one of the smallest flower pieces from the Magnolia Memory Dies, then simply curly them with your bone folder and layer using multipurpose liquid glue (the best adhesive for these flowers). The leaves are punched using the crafters essential Leaf Punch and the Stampin’ Up! card stock colors used are: Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green I finished it off with two of the center starburst die cuts and a “welcome” from the Well Written Dies 

We put the flowers in a frame with a 4″x7″ opening so it bursts forth with joy:  I’m setting it on my piano by the front door for the rest of the summer!

Thanks for ordering the supplies for this project from my Stampin’ Store~ I appreciate your support of my business and hope I’ve inspired you to make one of your own.

Storage by Stampin’ Up!

 

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All our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are currently back in stock just in time for Bonus Days!

Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, your creative space should be tailored to you.

These simple, modular storage solutions are designed to keep your Stampin’ Up! supplies organized, at hand, easy to view, and perfect are for your space – big or small. From Classic Ink Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor Pencils, Ink Refills, and more you’ll love how you can organize and customize YOUR SPACE. YOUR WAY.

Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

– Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.

– Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.

– Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.

– This system grows with you and your collection.

– Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.

– Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.

– Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

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Stop to Smell the Roses

Gardening is NOT a talent I possess. My husband is the green thumb and loves getting his hands in the dirt…and I let him. When it comes to the roses (and the last three homes we’ve lived in have multiple rosebushes), they are the exception: I do enjoy pruning and cultivating the bushes to keep them healthy and producing blossoms that grace my table as long as it’s blooming season.

To a Wild Rose stamp set was designed by Million Dollar Demonstrator Mary Ellen Byler and is a Distinktive 2- or 3-step stamp set, enabling you to get many different looks with one stamp set, so we can enjoy roses all year long!149452g

This set has a coordinating set of Wild Rose dies. Through June 2, 2020, you save 10% when you buy the bundle (stamps and dies together)

One night I played around with color combinations for these flowers: You can see that I stamped the boldest rose image in the lighter color with the highlights in a darker color over the top. When you add the outline image, it gives it a completely different look. Which do you like best: With or without the outline? savingPNG 5

I needed some new birthday cards for my team, so I started with just the first two images and stamped these cards (added the outline on the envelope): savingPNG 6

If you are part of my team…pretend to be surprised when your birthday card arrives!

Then I decided that it would look gorgeous on Very Vanilla card stock, too so I tried it with the detail image and they both are abso-bloomin’-lutely gorgeous cards:

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If you would like to make some of your own, I’ve got the instructions, supplies and measurements for you in a .pdf HERE

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You can click either of the two photos above to download the tutorial! Thanks for shopping in my store for your supplies and keep some “fresh” flowers handy with this stamp set!

Extra! Extra!

 

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Extra, Extra! Starter Kit Promotion

If you love creativity and Stampin’ Up! products, then chances are you have a wish list a mile long and visions of the projects you want to create floating through your head or pinned to your idea boards.  I have a newsflash on an awesome deal for you:  Join my team and you can get Extra, Extra!

What’s that mean? It means, from July 1 until August 31, when you sign up as a new demonstrator you will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in your Starter Kit. PLUS, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.

One of the unique and cool things about Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is that it’s completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get:

* Your choice of up to $155 (normally $125) worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!
* A business supply pack

That’s a total value of $205 (normally $175)!

Whether you want a discount on products you love, want to share your creative side, or earn a paycheck, you can make Stampin’ Up! work for you! Find out more at my web site or contact me to chat about it.

 

Wildly Happy to Craft!

It’s Fri-YAY because sketch challenges make me WILDLY HAPPY! It’s a creative exercise I look forward to as often as I have a moment to create. If you need to strengthen your imagination, sketch and color challenges are the best “strength training” you can do.fb_img_1560993860054

Something else that makes me WILDLY HAPPY is babies: Grandbabies, baby animals, whatever! And stamps make me giddy, of course, and the Wildly Happy stamp set is the first one that came to mind when I saw the #tgifc220 sketch.

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This was also a great excuse to use the Rectangle Stitched Framelit dies: What’s not to love about that adorable little detail? wildly happy

I added just a bit of light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend marker to the bunnies and grounded them with light Crumb Cake. If you don’t have the polka dot tulle ribbon, make sure it’s on your next order: It will be your favorite accessory for your cards, and you don’t even need much to give it a little pizzazz.

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What’s New at SU! ~ Bird Ballad Lanterns

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Greetings, friends: I’m glad you are here for our “summertime stamping” themed blog hop! The What’s New at SU! group is comprised of demonstrators from around the world who are excited to share the latest Stampin’ Up! ideas with you, and I know you’ll find inspiration to create your own versions (or borrow one of ours).

I love thinking of ways to use my paper crafting supplies for projects that are unusual, and when I think of summer, I think of barbecues and picnics with family and friends! So why not a little tabletop decor?

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The beautiful new Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP) was a fine choice for these paper lanterns and they were super simple to make!

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For the small round lantern, you’ll need a piece of 6″ x 12″ DSP. Score it at 1″ along the top and bottom, then cut vertical lines at every inch between the two score lines. Cut two strips of contrasting DSP 1″ x 12″ to reinforce the top and bottom edges, if desired, and a 1″ x 10″ strip for the handle. Wrap the paper around and attach the sides together at the back.  I inserted the handle between the lantern and outside reinforcement strip using Tear & Tape adhesive. I also curled the paper with my bone folder a bit to keep the round shape. Then I set it over a small jar with a battery-operated candle!

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This tall lantern is easier (if possible)! It’s a piece of 9″ x 9″ DSP and you score it at 1″, 4.5″ and 8″, then fold at the 4.5″ line and cut at 1″ from the fold just to the edge of the score lines:

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When you unfold the paper, it looks like this:

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Follow the same instructions for finishing this lantern. You could make them any size: I simply suggest measuring the jars you are going to wrap them around and cut the width to 1″ longer.

Now you are ready to party on to the next blog which is Terry’s (or back to Margriet’s blog)!

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Your comments are welcome and appreciated! You can order the supplies to make your own lanterns from your demonstrator, or if you don’t have a demonstrator, please shop from my Stampin’ Store!

Bonus Days are Back!

 

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EVERY $50 SPENT EARNS $5

We all love to be rewarded, so I’m excited to announce that Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend in July Stampin’ Up! will email you a coupon for $5 off in August. That means you can get awesome stamps now and get rewards to use later, too.

This is a great time to pick up our must-have tool, the Stamparatus. A must-have tool for all stampers, the Stamparatus helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage. VIEW THE PRODUCT LINE

All our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are currently back in stock just in time for Bonus Days! Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, your creative space should be tailored to you. VIEW THE PRODUCT LINE

Bonus Days Coupons are sent to you via email right after your order has been completed.

With rewards you can use how you choose, its easy to see why this deal is so popular!

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Crazy for Daisies: Get 3 Free Cards!

Did you know:

  1. Daisies are found on every continent except Antarctica?
  2. Daisy leaves are edible (they are high in vitamin C and can be added to a salad)?
  3. Daisies represent purity and innocence
  4. They are actually 2 flowers in one: The (usually) white petals count as one flower and the cluster of (usually) tiny yellow disc petals that form the ‘eye’ is technically another.

The beauty of stamping a daisy is that you can make them ANY color and with the addition of the Daisy Lane bundle to the Stampin’ Up! catalog, we now have 2 sizes of Daisy punches to play with…and they look fabulous in layers, as I demonstrated today on my Facebook Lunchtime Crafting LIVE:

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This card opens like an overlapping gate and the 3-D flower curls back onto the card, making it feel ALIVE.

SPECIAL OFFER: 3 Free Cards!

I know you’ll love playing with the bundle (stamps + punch = save 10%) so I’m offering a BONUS to my customers: Order the Daisy Lane bundle from my Stampin’ Store (through July 22, 2019) , I’ll send you the supplies* and instructions to make 3 cards!

*Card stock and embellishments included. Ink pads and adhesive NOT included. You may use any colors, but the coordinating ink pads are Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Night of Navy if you would like to add them to your order.

Here’s a sneak peek:

 

So go CRAZY for daisies and get ready to make some beautiful cards!

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Good Morning, Magnolia: What’s New Blog Hop

Whats new (2)Welcome to our first “What’s New at SU!” Blog Hop through the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! As an international group of demonstrators, we look forward to sharing ideas to inspire you to get out your rubber stamps to create something special in your own craft room.

I’ve chosen to showcase the Magnolia Lane Suite~ an absolute stunning collection of coordinating products that would make Chip & Joanna Gains drool.

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This card came together so perfectly with very basic stamping, a bit of DSP, a punch, and the coordinating Magnolia Memories Dies. Using the decorative edge die on both the top and bottom of the Petal Pink panel left room for the stripes to peek out.

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The Story Label punch isn’t part of the suite, but gave the sentiment a focal point, and by punching two holes on the ends, I could thread the Mossy Meadow twine through to secure it to the card.

Mimicking the elegant edge on the inside gives extra attention to your hand-written expression of appreciation and finishes off the greeting card with style:

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Now it’s time to hop on over to the next blog where Joyce is spotlighting the Bloom & Grow bundle or if you missed it, jump back to Tricia’s post and work backwards through the hop.
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Tricia Butts (Triciastampingcreations)
Loni Spendlove (Creative Juice by Loni)
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Diane Browning (24-7 Inkspiration)
Heather Cooper (playingwithpapercrafting)
Anke Heim(Scraphexe)
Margriet Siekman (CreatiefMarsie)