Ice Cream + Color Challenge

The Global Design Project color challenge was just too cute to pass up:

They look like a scoop of sherbet, so I grabbed my Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and made a floating frame card that would be yummy for Valentine’s Day, too:

Don’t lick the screen!

Product List
Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch
$18.00
Heart Punch Pack
$34.00
Polished Pink 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
2021–2023 In Color Jewels
$7.00

Awesome Otters Slimline Card

Next week is Cody’s birthday and it’s time to make him a card!

I used a new Sale-a-Bration stamp set called “Awesome Otters” (which you could choose free with a qualifying purchase during January & February) and the Slimline cards from the January-June mini catalog. This is a BIG card ~ finished size is 8.5″ x 3.5″ ~ and if you want to see how to make it, you can watch my Facebook Live video from 1/10/22.

Next step: Find a gift to go with it!

Product List
Awesome Otters Cling Stamp Set (English)
$0.00
Slimline Envelopes
$10.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Stitched Rectangles Dies
$35.00
Playful Alphabet Dies
$34.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Misty Moonlight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

Hugs and Kisses January Paper Pumpkin

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin - Kits in the Mail

Paper Pumpkin – Paper Crafting Kits in the Mail

The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin kit will help you express your love and caring in style this Valentine’s Day and all year long! Gold accents, heart-shaped cards, and stylish details will delight Cupid and your loved ones.

Plus, as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you have access to exclusive access to add on the Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes (#160147). With 20 sweet boxes you’ll have enough to share the love!

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What’s Inside?
With a monthly Paper Pumpkin craft subscription box, you’ll save time and money . . . and eventually build a collection of versatile Stampin’ Up! crafting supplies.

Design
The Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes (item 160147) are an exciting add-on to this month’s kit! This is a chance to create stylish treat boxes to match the heart-shaped cards in the kit. While these boxes are small, they make a big impact that shines with gold foil printing. The Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes are sold separately starting 25 January and only available while supplies last, so don’t wait too long to snag them!

Project Type
Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes

Coordinating Colors
Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla

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Tab Topper for a Tied-Up Card Closure

The TGIF Challenge last Friday got me brewing up an idea to share, and today I did a live video on my FB page to demonstrate this unique card fold using the Delightful Tag Topper punch to tie it closed!

As long as I was crafting, I wanted to use some new products from the January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration that both start tomorrow (January 4, 2022), so here’s the first card I demonstrated using the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper:

You can make this card with just a little space to write in under the top flap, or add a card that opens inside so you can compose a long love letter.

Then I flipped the card to a side closure and showed off the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper that you can choose as a free Sale-a-Bration product with a $50 order. This cheerful paper coordinates with the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set in the J-J Mini Catalog, so of course you’ll want both!

This one is also a gift card holder, which would make anyone’s day more sunny:

I’ll post the supplies here tomorrow once the catalogs go live, but meanwhile, you can watch the video tutorial below or on my page:

Have a Simply Elegant New Year!

Annual Catalog -Simply Elegant Suite

New Year’s Eve is all about the bling, right? 

The Simply Elegant Suite is rich in luxurious details and textures that you just have to see in person to really appreciate. The Specialty Designer Series Paper combines the elegance of Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Very Vanilla with the shimmery luster of Gold, Copper, and Silver – it’s simply gorgeous!

Often, stamp and punch combinations are designed to punch out a specific image, but in this case the Elegant Tag Punch works with several images and greetings in the Elegantly Said stamp set. The bonus of this design is that the punch works with lots of other images and greetings from other sets, too!

The tutorial below shows a soft and sweet alternate to the colors highlighted in the Simply Elegant Suite. Here’s to a CRAFTY NEW YEAR!

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Annual Catalog -Simply Elegant Suite

Coordinating Products

Simply Elegant Suite Collection (english)
Elegantly Said Bundle (english)
Elegantly Said Cling Stamp Set
Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper
Elegant Tag Punch
Simply Elegant Trim
Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack
Metallics Embossing Powders

Simply Elegant Card

Annual Catalog - Simply Elegant Card
Simply Elegant Card
INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut Petal Pink cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ along the 8-1/2″ side.

2) Cut Petal Pink cardstock to 3-1/4″ x 5″. Create the look of your own Designer Series Paper by stamping the floral image from the Elegantly Said stamp set all over the cardstock. Start by stamping the image twice, near the center, with Flirty Flamingo ink. Clean the stamp and then stamp around the first two images, using Petal Pink ink, until the cardstock is covered. Rotate the stamp a quarter turn each time to create a varied pattern.

3) Adhere near the left edge of the card front with Stampin’ SEAL. Add gold leaf and berry stalk die cut pieces from the Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack near the right edge of the layer with Mini Glue Dots or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

4) Use the Elegant Tag punch to punch Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper. Adhere to card overlapping the gold ephemera with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

5) Stamp greeting on 2″ x 1/2″ Mint Macaron cardstock with Mint Macaron ink. Adhere to tag with Stampin’ SEAL or Mini Glue Dots.

6) Use Linen Thread to gently tie a bow around the finial detail on the punch.


SUPPLIES
BUNDLE

#155753 Elegantly Said Bundle
(#155095 Elegantly Said stamp set & #155762 Elegant Tag Punch)

PAPER

#138337 Mint Macaron, #146985 Petal Pink, #155605 Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper

INK

#147052 Flirty Flamingo, #147108 Petal Pink, #147106 Mint Macaron

TOOLS

#151298 Water Painters, #129053 Heat Tool

ADHESIVES

#103683 Mini Glue Dots, #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue, #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, #152813 Stampin’ SEAL

EMBELLISHMENTS

#104199 Linen Thread, #155465 Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack

TIPS: Create your own Designer Series Paper in your choice of colors and patterns using your favorite stamps! This can be done using one or a few coordinating stamps and your choice of one or more ink colors, depending on the look you want to create. Start by stamping your selected image near the center and working out from the center towards the edges until the cardstock is covered. Rotate the stamp a quarter turn each time to create a varied pattern.

Free Shipping & Kit Alternates

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Stampin’ Up! has a special gift for you:

It’s a FREE Shipping 24-Hour Flash Sale happening TODAY, December 8th only!

Take advantage of this opportunity to get free shipping on orders over $50~  With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.

Sale ends at midnight on December 8th. Visit my online store for more details and to shop and save!

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During my Lunchtime Live video on my Facebook Page on Monday, I demonstrated two fun alternate cards which started with kits. This Faux Shaker tree card started with the “Love, Santa” Project Kit:

When you give a kit, you are gifting a creative experience, and the best way to improve that is to plan a time to get together with the recipient and stamp TOGETHER.

Shop Paper Pumpkin Kit and subscriptions HERE (subscribe by December 10th for December kit).

Shop current Kit Collections options HERE (Last day to order gifts to arrive in time for Christmas is December 13th)

Cabin in the Woods: A Peaceful Place

August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - PEACEFUL CABIN SUITE

PEACEFUL CABIN SUITE


A cabin in a snowy meadow, surrounded by trees, is an iconic peaceful scene! 

The Peaceful Place Suite features Specialty Designer Series Paper in a soft monochrome style with silver accents and the Peaceful Cabin stamp set is a DistINKtive set, which means it creates detailed, shaded images. You’ll love creating with this set for the holidays and the winter months that follow.

The tutorial below features a diorama-style, that layers down to the focal image, instead of up like most cards we create. 

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August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - PEACEFUL CABIN SUITE

Coordinating Products


Peaceful Place Suite Collection (english) Peaceful Cabin Bundle (english) Peaceful Cabin Cling Stamp Set (english) Peaceful Place 12 X 12 (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper Cabin Dies Timber 3d Embossing Folder Silver Foil 12 X 12 (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Pack Subtle Shimmer Sequins White 3/8 INCH (1 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon Snowy White 12 X 12 (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Velvet Sheets

Peaceful Diorama Card


August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Peaceful Sweet Stockings Card

Peaceful Place Diorama Card

INSTRUCTIONS:


1) Cut Thick Basic White cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ along the 8-1/2″ side.


2) Stamp cabin image on the card front just a bit right of center with Smoky Slate ink. Stamp smoke above the chimney with Smokey Slate ink.


3) Stamp fence with Smoky Slate ink on scrap Basic White cardstock. Die cut with coordinating die.


4) Ink tree images with Pear Pizzazz ink. Use a Sponge Dauber inked with Garden Green to sponge darker ink onto the stamps in a few places. Huff on stamp to re-moisten the ink. Stamp on scrap Basic White cardstock. Repeat and stamp again.


5) Die cut trees with coordinating die. Use Paper Snips to cut the bottom of the trees away from the ground portion of the die cut.


6) Cut Basic Black cardstock and Kraft Paper to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. Die cut each with Layering Diorama dies as shown.


7) Emboss the Basic Black and Kraft Paper with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.


8) Adhere the Kraft layer to the card front. Layer the Basic Black cardstock over the Kraft layer with Foam Adhesive Strips.


9) Layer on trees and fence with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


10) Die cut Pear Pizzazz cardstock with Picture This die.


11) Stamp greeting with VersaMark ink. Cover wet ink generously with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Tap off excess powder. Heat emboss with the Heat Tool.


12) Fold 10″ Black & White Gingham Ribbon in half and adhere to bottom of card front with Mini Glue Dots.


13) Layer greeting over ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


14) Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere Subtle Shimmer Sequins to card front.



SUPPLIES:

BUNDLES
#156816 Peaceful Cabin Bundle
(#156395 Peaceful Cabin, #156404 Cabin Dies)


PAPER
#159276 Basic White, #121045 Basic Black, #131201 Pear Pizzazz, #159229 Basic White Thick, #156325 Kraft 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Paper Pack


INK
#102283 VersaMark Pad, #147089 Garden Green, #147104 Pear Pizzazz, #147113 Smoky Slate


TOOLS
#156406 Timber 3D Embossing Folder, #155559 Picture This Dies, #155565 Layering Diorama Dies, #129053 Heat Tool, #149653 Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, #133773 Sponge Daubers


ADHESIVES
#103683 Mini Glue Dots, #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue, #138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive, #141825 Foam Adhesive Strips


EMBELLISHMENTS
#155554 Basics Embossing Powders, #156485 Black & White 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon, #156407 Subtle Shimmer Sequins


TIPS: Stampin’ Up! DistINKtive stamps are designed to give a detailed, shaded, 3D-like effect. An ink pad with too much ink will create a blotchy, blobby image with these stamps. This is a real case of less is more. Use a Bone Folder or the back of a plastic spoon to push the ink away from the center of the ink pad and towards the edges. Then ink and stamp.


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New at SU! Merry Melody Embossing Folder

Tis the season for Christmas Carols and Christmas Cards! Welcome to our New at SU! November blog hop, we hope you are inspired to stamp holiday cards to bring cheer this holiday season to mailboxes around the world. It’s exactly what the world needs!

This card is a very quick one to make in multiples, and oh, so pretty and festive:

As a former piano teacher, the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder (which features the carol “Joy to the World”) was a MUST have for me, but if you aren’t a musician, you may need to know that there is a right side up:

All this means for you is that after you run it through your Cut & Emboss machine with the embossing folder hinge-first, you’ll need to turn it right side up to put on your card.

A few helpful tips for this card:

  • Cherry Cobbler Layer: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Very Vanilla Layer: 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • 12″ of ribbon – Both the Gold and the Cherry ribbon work, so you can choose your favorite. Just fold it flat in thirds and adhere to the card before your greeting
  • Add a little Crumb Cake ink to the edges of your embossed music and to the edges of the Label Me Lovely punch with a sponge dauber OR blending brush BEFORE you stamp the greeting, for Cherry Cobbler ink is notorious for bleeding, thus you’ll want to stamp “Hark” after sponging the edges. I found that using the Stamparatus and a template to set the punched out/sponged piece back into for stamping the greeting was very effective.
  • Emboss the flap of your envelope for a WOW! #nonakedenvelopes

I’ll list the supplies needed below for my customers to make it easy to “add to cart” (especially if you are wise enough to order them during the Seasonal Sale going on through November 18th to save on card stock and ink)

…and now it’s time to hop on over to the crafty blizzard happening on Joni’s website, where she’s going to teach you a masking technique!

Happy Holidays! New at SU! Roll Call, November 2021

Stamping the Cape: Pretty Pumpkins

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Be Jolly

The Flying Stamper: Eden’s Garden

Dekijkkast: Peaceful Cabin

Carterie Plus: Sparkle of the Season

Creative Juice by Loni: Merry Melody. >>>>> YOU ARE HERE <<<<<

Joni in the Spotlight Stamping: Snowflake Wishes

Stamping Flair: Happy Holly Days

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Encircled in Warmth

Scraphexe: Momente der Ruhe (Peaceful Cabin)

Stamping With the Copper Cropper: Sweet Little Stockings

24/7 Inkspiration: Sweet Stockings Suite

Product List
Merry Melody 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
For Unto Us Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
$7.50
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Label Me Lovely Punch
$18.00
Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2'' (1.3 Cm) Metallic Ribbon
$8.00
Gold 3/8" (1 Cm) Shimmer Ribbon
$8.00
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Stamparatus
$49.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Shake & Shine at Christmas Time

The first idea that came to mind was a shaker card when I saw the #tgifc342 sketch, and the second idea was that it would be lovely in the #gdp317 color challenge:

I am participating in Stampin’ Up!’s virtual convention #onstageathome so as I was listening to a class, I had time to put my ideas to paper, so to speak!

I used Faux Snow from Dollar Tree inside my shaker and colored the white seam binding ribbon with my dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend marker. Sometimes you have to pull pieces from multiple stamp sets to create what you imagined in your head, so the. sentiment is from the Banner Year stamp set (all supplies listed below) and stars came from the beloved Seasons of Fun set (remember to choose it as part of your host rewards when your order is over $150).

A heartfelt THANK YOU to all my stamping friends who have supported my business. I earned the following awards this year and it’s all courtesy of your friendship and loyalty. YOU are the best reward I could ever ask for!

Product List
Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Banner Year Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Seasons Of Fun Host Cling Stamp Set
$12.00
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Whimsy & Wonder 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Window Sheets
$5.00
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Opal Rounds
$7.50
Foam Adhesive Strips
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00

Pumpkin Thank You Card

It was hard to sleep last night, so I imagined crafting with the colors from the #tgifc341 challenge: Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Pale Papaya. To be honest, it didn’t help me sleep, but it did make me excited to create this card for my FB Live today!

Can’t get enough pumpkins for the fall, and the daisies were a whimsical touch paired with my polka-dot pumpkin, don’t you agree? The background was hand drawn with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends markers. Don’t be afraid to make your own plaid!

Mixing up all your stamps and supplies can expand your creativity!

One of the best ways to get most of the supplies for this card is to take advantage of a November-only special for the Starter Kit: Choose $125 in products for just $75!

Not only do you get a great savings on your supplies, you’ll get a discount on future purchases and a chance to see if being a demonstrator works for you!

Product List
Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Detailed Pumpkins Dies 
$29.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Checks & Dots Embossing Folders
$8.00
Medium Daisy Punch
$16.00
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$6.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00