Hey, Birthday Chick: 3-for-Free!

Remember the Hey, Chick stamp set from Sale-a-Bration a few years back? They were the “must-have” set of the year and those same chicks are BACK (and ready to PARTY!) in the January-June mini catalog. It’s fitting that my February 2021 3-for-Free class features the new Hey, Birthday Chick! bundle:

In addition to their new stamp set, the original set is available AGAIN – ICYMI – and there are coordinating dies to keep them farm-fresh. “CHICK” out what all the cluck is about HERE!

Starting off with a simple card, I created this one on my Facebook page last Monday:

There is also an edited version of the how-to video on YouTube:

When you order the Hey, Birthday Chick bundle from my Stampin’ Store in February, you’ll receive a tutorial for 3 projects via email with the paper goods to make those projects coming to you in the mail.

Supplies you will also need to complete the 3-for-Free projects:

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I listed the mini Cut & Emboss machine for those who don’t have a machine yet, but a regular Cut & Emboss machine will work too (or a Big Shot).

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.

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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!

3 for Free: Banner Year

Yes, I know it’s half-way through October…and I’ll let you in on the 3 for Free virtual classes for November and December at a the end of this post, but for now, here’s my 3 for FREE offer for this month:

When you order the Banner Year Bundle from my Stampin’ Store in October, I’ll email you a .pdf with 3 tutorials and send you the consumable supplies in the mail to make one of each!

Other supplies you will need to complete these projects (you can order them at the same time or substitute with what you have on hand):

  • Ink Pads: Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Seaside Spray, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso and Terracotta Tile
  • 1-1/2″ circle punch, small circle punch (1/8″)
  • Scissors, Adhesive and Dimensionals

This bundle is very versatile and covers 6 months of holiday (Halloween through Valentines) with the stamp set and Banners Pick-A-Punch which can punch banners 1/2″, 3/4″ or 1″ wide:

You’ll enjoy getting your bundle and completing 3 lovely cards for 3 different seasons right off the bat!

Here’s another card you can create with your bundle and the 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper:

As promised: My 3 FOR FREE offer for November will be for the Peace & Joy Bundle and December will be for the Curvy Celebrations Bundle – a pre-order opportunity you are going to turn cartwheels over!

Plaid Tidings: 3 for Free Class Kit

When a stamp set works for more than one season, it’s a great investment. When you can get it in a bundle with dies that could be used for ANYTHING, it’s as good as if you had invested in ZOOM in 2019.

I’ve chosen this collection of products to be my “3 for Free” class in September 2020: When you purchase the Plaid Tidings Suite from my Stampin’ Store, I’ll send you the consumable supplies to create 3 projects and the tutorial for the projects will hit your email inbox before the supplies arrive in your mailbox!

It was delightful to invent this new fun fold~ calling it the Label Flap Card:

Here’s the video tutorial…count it as ANOTHER card you can create with your new supplies!

The Christmas version of the same card:

There are a few things you’ll need to complete the 3-for-Free class kit. You may substitute ink colors or adhesives you already have in your craft studio as well as a compatible die cutting machine (like the Big Shot). If you need any of these supplies, you may add them to your order at the same time.

Suggested Supplies:

Ink pads: Memento Black, Cinnamon Cider, Pretty Peacock, Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce.

Stampin’ Blends: Pumpkin Pie Combo

Other: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Simply Scored ~or~ Stampin Trimmer, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Seal Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Small circle punch, stapler

Click the image below to order the Plaid Tidings Suite and get the 3-for-Free Class Kit in the mail!

Dog Days of Summer

We are in the “Dog Days of Summer”, but do you know what that means?

It refers to a period of particularly hot and humid weather occurring during the summer months of July and August. In ancient Greece and Rome, the Dog Days were believed to be a time of drought, bad luck, and unrest, when dogs and men alike would be driven mad by the extreme heat. This heat wave coincides with the rising of Sirius, the Dog Star toward dawnThe name “Sirius” even stems from Ancient Greek seírios, meaning “scorching.”

For the ancient Egyptians, the dawn rising of Sirius (known to them as “Sothis”) also coincided the Nile River’s flood season. They used the star as a “watchdog” for that event.

Of course, the appearance of Sirius does not actually affect seasonal weather, but because it rises near dawn during the hottest part of summer, the star lends it’s lore to the hot and humid season.

Now you know the history, let’s make a fast and simple card using the Dog Builder punch!

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Download the Tutorial Here

Order the Dog Builder Punch here

The best way to stay cool during these “Dog Days of Summer” is to craft in your air-conditioned craft room. Take my advice and make something to mail to a friend 🙂

 

Theater Card: Whale of a Time

This is a card you send to someone you really *really* REALLY love… and they are going to love it, too!

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We made this at our July stamp club so you don’t need to be cautious to try it: It’s easier than it looks and the trick is to cut the basic pieces first.

Once you’ve made one Theater Card, you’ll want to make another. I’m here to make it easier for you with a video tutorial and cutting guide (see below).

Before I give you the cutting instructions, I wanted to tell you that today is World Day against Human Trafficking: Did you know we have more people enslaved now than ANY other time in the world?  And of the 30 million current slaves, 10 million are children? I’ve supported Operation Underground Rescue as my primary charity since I learned about this pernicious plague 3 years ago, so I’m linking arms again today and tomorrow with O.U.R. to help make a difference and your order will help!

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Thank you for considering how to help make a difference and Rise Up for the children. Now on to the instructions for your Theater Card pieces.

Cutting Guide:
Cut the following pieces from the same color of card stock:

  • (2) 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • (2) 4” x 5-3/8” scored in landscape position at 1-1/16” and 2-5/8” (watch video for instructions to cut slits)
  • (2) 6-1/4” x 3/4” strips, scored on each end at 1”
  • (1) 1-1/4” x 4-1/4” trimmed to an i-Beam (see video)

Designer Series Paper (DSP)

  • 5-1/4” x 4” for front of card
  • 3” x 4” for back of “stage”
  • 3/4” x 4” for front of I-Beam (optional)

Tips:

  1. Layer the largest piece of DSP on the front of a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” panel (don’t adhere them together yet). Use the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a window in the front of both
  2. Adhere the DSP frame to card stock frame, and cut the piece of DSP from the inside of the frame in half to use for the “curtain” later.
  3. Use the Multipurpose liquid glue: It has some “wiggle room” while it is wet, then a firm bond once it dries.

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Watercolor Wash: Wild Rose

July is World Watercolor Month and the new Water Painters from Stampin’ Up! will have you feeling like an artist in minutes.

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Wondering how they work? Watch the video tutorial on my Facebook Page! This is one of the cards I showed you how to make:

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The layout follows the #GDP250 sketch challenge250

I love watercoloring over embossing because the raised edges keep the colors in place, or in the case of the watercolor wash, the image appears like magic.

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Have fun trying this technique yourself!

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G.O.A.T. Greatest of All Time

For a short while, we raised a goat. He was a curious little creature, and the kids really enjoyed his antics. They are funny four-legged animals with tons of personality…kind of like the Way to Goat stamp set: goat set

As I was playing with these stamps I happened to have a Melon Mambo frame laying on my desk that I had already cut from the Ornate Layers dies and the idea for this simple card was born:IMG_6143-(W2)

Download the Tutorial HERE

Making cards with the Way to Goat stamp set will make you laugh out loud! Thanks for ordering the necessary supplies from my Stampin’ Store and keep on crafting every day!

 

Split Panel Shaker Card

Combining unique techniques to create a one-of-a-kind card is so gratifying– This is one I shared on my Facebook Lunchtime Live Crafting a few Mondays ago and I finally edited the video tutorial to share with you!

IMG_6035-(W)-2-(W)It’s a Split Panel card with a Mason Jar Shaker Dome and you can make it in many colors~ I used the 2020-2022 In Colors. 

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You may have noticed the second one ISN’T a shaker card…I gave the one from the video away!

You can watch and follow along in the video to create your own:

You can order all the supplies to create this card from my Stampin’ Store. Let me know if you try it and how you love it!

Meanwhile, join me each Monday at 12:30 pm (MT) for live crafting on my Creative Juice by Loni Facebook Page.

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