Trim the Town, Make a Difference

The August–December 2020 Mini Catalog Inspiration

TRIMMING THE TOWN SUITE

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.
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Trimming the Town Treat Boxes

Trimming the Town Treat Boxes

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS
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.

Coordinating Products


TRIMMING THE TOWN SUITE COLLECTION #155105COMING HOME BUNDLE #155144COMING HOME PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET #153500TRIMMING THE TOWN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER #153491ALL THE TRIMMINGS EMBELLISHMENTS #153540ALL THE TRIMMINGS RIBBON COMBO PACK #153541

The August–December 2020 Mini Catalog Inspiration

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Giveback and Connect

 

COVID-19 Giveback

Physical distance doesn’t have mean we are disconnected: We can always connect with each other through creativity!

Stampin’ Up! has created a digital stamp set that is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your papercrafting, cardmaking, gifts, and memory keeping projects.

Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. The download includes 15 pages with over 60 greetings and images, each with multiple color options, instructions for use, and a list of colors used for each image to make coordination easy for you.

The extra-bright part of this digital stamp set is that it’s part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program! 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund and the United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

How to order:

1. Click here & select the Giveback language of your preference

2. Add to cart and complete payment

3. Download from confirmation screen or the email you receive in your inbox

Here are a few samples I’ve been making:

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Ideas for using the digital stamp images:

  • Add the images to your journal, planner, and memory keeping
  • Keep things light by adding a square of the hottest new crafting supply, toilet paper, as a cheeky accent on your project
  • Bring a smile to a 2020 graduate by using a funny and relevant image or phrase along with your card or gift
  • Kids love to create and these images make it easy for kids express their creativity and fill time with a useful activity
  • Create thinking of you, hello, and sympathy cards to send to friend, family, or elderly who are isolated
  • Make gifts or cards for healthcare workers
  • Hang a quirky, fun sign on your door to give a lift to hardworking delivery people

    ORDER YOUR COPY AT covid19.stampinup.com

Pink for October

Updated 10/29/19: Marni Maxwell is the winner of the giveaway! Hurrah!

The most frightening things in life aren’t monsters, witches and goblins. The scariest things are more personal and realistic, like loneliness, human cruelty and illness that can lead to loss of life. If you or someone you love is/has gone through cancer, you know how truly scary that can be.

Let’s pause the Halloween parade for a moment and find a way to give support to those who are struggling with cancer. Sometimes we don’t know what to say or do when a friend is going through illness: a card can be a tangible reminder that you are loving and praying for them always.

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While I made this Tri-fold card pink for Breast Cancer awareness, you could easily change the colors to support the challenge you are consoling. IMG_3441-(W) 2

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The internet is good for some things: When I was looking for what to write to someone with cancer, I found this article (from the cancer.livebetterwith website) had the best advice. Here’s a tidbit from Alison & Brian, who were interviewed for ideas:

” ‘Anecdotes of everyday life connect the reader back with the real world’ – and this can be a pleasant change for people who are spending lots of time at home in bed, or traveling to and from the hospital… Even small observations can really help to draw your reader out of their day-to-day routine and give them pause to think and reflect.”

Download card tutorial here

Let’s make someone’s day: If you have a friend going through Breast Cancer now (October 2019), please leave a comment and tell me why they are special to you. I’ll draw a winner at random for the Support Ribbon Framelit Dies (for you to keep and make this card) and a lovely Breast Cancer Crusade Ribbon bracelet (for you to give to your friend)!

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Winner will be drawn on October 28th.

Lean on Me

“When you meet someone, treat them as if they were in serious trouble, and you will be right more than half the time.”  – Henry B. Eyring

So many times we struggle alone, but it is our duty and privilege as human beings to “comfort the weary and strengthen the weak” (an excerpt from one of my favorite hymns). When I wrestle to know what to say or how to help, I turn to crafting to help  express what I cannot adequately convey, and the love just flows out of my hands.

This striking line art Artfully Aware stamp set is a blessing to have in your collection because it allows you send a hug made from card stock to someone who is hurting or fighting a battle:149447G

Here is a simple card I created that I know I will mail often:

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Isn’t our burden lighter when we know someone else is there for us? Even if they can’t do anything, prayers and love are tangible in our lives.

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Click on either image above or HERE to download a .pdf tutorial 

I used the same design to create another card for any cause you wish to support as this set also coordinates with the Support Ribbon Framelits. I used Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for these cards, you could easily change the colors to match the ribbon color of any disease. Watermarked2(2019-04-12-0937)
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Your Turn to Share What You Love

To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! we have FOUR spectacular early-release bundles (from the 2018-2019 catalog) that will help you share your love of stamping: My last post gave you a sneak peek of the sneak peek, but today can see and order the bundles for yourself:

04.01.18_CMAIN_SHAREWHATYOULOVE_NAEach of the “Share What You Love” bundles includes one (or more) free items and these offers will NOT be available once the catalog is released in June!Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 10.16.08 PMScreen Shot 2018-04-30 at 10.16.22 PMOnly the “Gotta Have It All” bundle has the exclusive “Statement of My Heart” stamp and it won’t be available after the promotion ends:Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 10.16.34 PMIn addition, you can pre-order the new In-Color Collection Ink Pads~ The updated pad design opens like a makeup compact and you are sure to adore the vivid hues:

 

Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 10.16.46 PMIf you are an avid “COLOR COLLECTOR” you’ll want to join my 3 Month COLOR CLUB!

To help you get those creative juices flowing, I’ll share 16 exclusive project tutorials with you via email when you order your “Share What You Love” bundle from my Stampin’ Store!

swylThese are created with the supplies from the  “A Little More, Please” bundle, but could be stepped up with the additional supplies from the “Gotta Have It All” bundle.

Want a closer look at each product? Check it out:

 

In a Small Way…

Part of the Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart reads, “…in this we make a difference” and a beloved scriptures reminds me that even when my contribution is small, the Lord can use it for great good: “And thus we see that by small means the Lord can bring about great things.” (1 Nephi 16:29)

Wanting to do something to help those affected by the recent storms in the United States, I’ve donated to the Red Cross a portion of my August Commissions and I was grateful that Stampin’ Up! would match my donation (up to $50,000 from demonstrators and customers) so that means our efforts are doubled! This was a perfect opportunity to make a small donation much greater and one more way to celebrate and share the blessings I’ve received from my business over 25 years.