What’s New at SU!- Harvest Hellos

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Falling leaves, pumpkin spice, cool weather, apple cider and a Fall-Themed Blog Hop with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the globe who love sharing ideas with you: Does it get better than this?

I’m using the Harvest Hellos bundle from the 2019 Holiday Catalog today, with a twist on traditional Halloween colors: I like the CUTE part of the holiday, so Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and Calypso Coral comprise my basic color palette:

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Betcha can’t look at that pumpkin without smiling!

If you think all white card stock is the same, you haven’t tried our ULTRASMOOTH card stock!! I stamped the pumpkin on that amazing Whisper White card stock in Calypso Coral ink, then used a blender pen to add more of the ink to color him in.

IMG_2942-(W)The Stitched Rectangle Dies make the layers on this card in a snap, add a little vinery by way of the Sprig Punch, and you’ve got a pumpkin patch!

I love it when you say “Hi” and leave me a comment, then hop on over to Diane’s blog for another happy fall project or back to Judi’s Country Home project page:

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The Complete September Blog Hop Roll Call:
Margriet Siekman – Creatiefmarsie
Pat Ertman – Gifted Hands, Ink!
Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Terry Montgomery – Terryficcards
Judi Anderson – Judistamps
Loni Spendlove – Creative Juice by Loni
Diane Browning – 24-7 Inkspiration
Anke Heim – Scraphexe
Sharon Burkert – As the Ink Dries

Fall StampFest: Gather to Create!

Twice a year a few of my demonstrator friends and I plan an all-day stamping extravaganza and we LOVE inviting our crafty buddies to join the fun! We present the same event twice: Once in St. George, Utah and a second time in Spanish Fork, Utah.

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You’ll swap cards, make a bunch of gorgeous projects, enjoy scrumptious lunch, learn hands-on, win prizes and make something that means something.

All you need to bring scissors and adhesive (adhesive will also be available to purchase at the event) and greeting cards to swap (optional) ~ we’ll provide everything else!

Event fee: $60 (Save $10 if you register more than two weeks in advance!) Click on the pictures below to go to the Facebook Event pages for the StampFest you are interested in attending:

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Plaid Tidings for Christmas

Starting your holiday greeting cards? Create cozy when you use the Wrapped in Plaid  suite to create cards, gifts, tags and holiday decorations that evoke all the comfort of being snowed into a cabin in the woods! 2019_HOL_P12_A.jpg

Here’s a quick and easy card that you could create from all of the Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper and some foil sheets, and the trick is to punch out the gold tree before you adhere the DSP to the gold layer!

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You can even use the plaid tree you punch out for the inside of the card:

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I’ve created a tutorial for you: Download it below and order the supplies from my Stampin’ Store.

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MAKE your holiday merry by getting an early start!

From Boos to Boughs: Holiday 2019

2019 Holiday Catalog is HERE!

Our 2019 Holiday Catalog is Here…

…and we have everything from ghouls to gobbles and (snow) globes!

I just know you are going to love every stamp set and punch and paper in the Holiday Catalog! Whether you are creating spooky treats for kids, thoughtful Christmas cards or heartfelt gifts for friends and family you’ll find the perfect supplies and inspiration to get your projects started in style.

Don’t have the 2019 Holiday Catalog yet? Contact me to get your copy or checkout our online version now.

NEED A LITTLE HOLIDAY HELP? Make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter as I’ll be emailing 12 special holiday tutorials to my subscribers over the next few months!

 

Start with DSP for Creativity

Designer Series Paper Sale

I’ll share a secret – Designer Series Papers (DSP) are one of my top time saving and creative resources.

Need a quick card? Start with Designer Series Paper, add a stamped greeting and a bit of embellishment you can create a lovely card in a snap!
Need a new color combination? Look at the colors used in a Designer Series Paper and use them as your palette!

Purchase three Designer Series Paper (from the flyer) in September and choose one free!

Whatever you are creating, Designer Series Paper makes any project pop. Download the promotional flyer and take advantage of this amazing Buy 3 – Get 1 FREE sale September 4th – 30th!

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Just a few DESIGNER SERIES PAPER project samples: 

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Birthday Bash with the (big) Girls

Who said getting older isn’t fun?

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This group of my long-time crafty friends know how to party! It was Sarajane’s birthday and she wanted to spend time creating with her friends, so I was pleased to oblige and planned a celebration that centered on CAKE!

“Those who craft together, stay together” and these ladies prove it: They have stamped, scrapbooked, quilted and crafted for MANY years.

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All their projects used the Piece of Cake stamp set and Cake Builder Punch…I think the piece de resistance was the cake push pop: It was a show stopper!

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Thanks for letting me celebrate your SWEET LIFE, Sarajane!

If you want to plan a birthday party with me, contact me the month before your big day and let’s make it FUN!

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What’s New: Birds of A Feather

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You must be as excited about holiday crafting as I am, since you are joining our blog hop with this creative group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world! We are hoppin’ with ideas to share with you from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!

I’m giving you a “sneak beak” at one stamp set you’ll certainly want in your crafting “bag of chicks”: the Birds of a Feather stamp set.

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The colors are Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze with Very Vanilla. It was fun to use the Stampin’ Blends to color the cook, too.

This could be the (tur)KEY to a lovely Thanksgiving table setting: Simply replace the greeting with the name of a guest and set it above their plate to indicate where they should sit for the meal of the year!

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The perfect complimenting stamp to the Birds of a Feather set is the All Wired Up background stamp from the annual catalog, don’t you agree?

With a cute bird for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas AND Valentines (and a corresponding greeting for each), you’ll FLY to this set when you need to make something adorable this holiday season: Put it on your wish list for September 4th, when the Holiday catalog goes live!PREVIOUSNEXT

Before you fly on to Anke’s blog (or back to Margriet’s), feel free to leave me a comment or message~ It always makes my day to know if you liked what I shared! And here’s a bonus alternate card using the same layout and stamp set, with different colors and images for sending a little love any day of the year: IMG_2776 (W)

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Stampin’ Spotlight: Follow Your Art Suite

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

Follow Your Art Suite Spotlight

We follow our hearts when we create handmade cards and gifts that bring us and those around us joy.

The Follow Your Art Suite is a celebration of tools and images from our stamping and paper craft hobbies and is stashed full of fun stamps, paper, dies, and an embossing folder. The Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit is an accessory lovers dream combination of stitched felt accents, linen thread, mini paper clips, and silver charms all packaged in a sturdy designer storage box.

It’s hard to choose, but my favorite part of the suite might just be the adorable custom Stampin’ Up! branded Washi Tape and mini Stampin’ Up! logo boxes. They are too cute to resist!

Check out the tutorial below for just one of many projects you can create. What will you create when you Follow Your Art?

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PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut Whisper White cardstock to 3″ x 6″. Score at 3″ along 6″ side to create a 3″ x 3″ mini note card.
  • Cut yellow striped Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper to 3″ x 3″ and add to front of card.
  • Cut Coastal Cabana washed Follow Your Art paper to 2″ x 3-3/4″. Adhere across card diagonally from bottom left to top right. Trim off excess paper at edge of card.
  • Wrap Pacific Point Linen Linen Thread from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit around your fingers 4-5 times to create loops that are about 2-1/2″ across. Adhere to card with a few Glue Dots. Layers you’ll add on top will also help hold the thread in place.
  • Cut Vellum Cardstock 1-1/8″ x 4″. Adhere diagonally across the first diagonal strip with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals near center of strip where they will be covered with other layers. Trim off excess vellum parallel to the edge of the card leaving about 1/4″ past each side.
  • Punch Calypso Coral scissor Follow Your Art paper with Starburst Punch. Add to card slightly right of center.
  • Stamp stacked ribbon image with Basic Gray ink on scrap Whisper White cardstock. Die cut with coordinating Arts & Crafts Die.
  • Watercolor image with an Aqua Painter using Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry ink pads. Adhere to starburst layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting on scrap Whisper White with Pacific Point ink. Cut out around image and banner cut left edge with Paper Snips.
  • Adhere greeting overlapping the top edge of the Calypso Coral stitched, die-cut felt scallop from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Use just a bit to avoid running. Use the glue to adhere the greeting and felt embellishment to the card.
  • Add Gingham Gala Sequins. This adorable mini note is ready to share with any of your crafty friends!

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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.