Last Chance to Party (with select products)

Did you miss the opportunity to get the coordinating dies for This Birthday Piggy, Yeti to Party or Apple Harvest stamp set?

Are you a savvy shopper and love stocking up for next year early?

TODAY IS YOUR DAY!

New items have been added to the CLEARANCE RACK **and** the Last Chance list from the July-December catalog is up, with many holiday items on sale up to 60% off. This is not the time to dilly-dally, because when they are gone, they are gone.

I’ll be sharing some projects on social media all day (follow me on FB & Insta), but just for you here, this is a big tag I created a few months ago to go on the dishwasher we replaced for my Mother-in-Love for her birthday & Christmas gift…and if you know Launa, you know she love PIGS and I love having dies to cut out the images from “This Birthday Piggy” stamp set:

I forgot to take a picture of the finished tag on the dishwasher, so all you get is the video!

These coordinating dies will go fast, along with Designer Series Paper and embellishments from the current mini catalog that are deeply discounted, so fill your cart and craft for Christmas.

Have Yourself a CHERRY Little Christmas

It’s jolly good fun to wander through the aisles of Dollar Tree and imagine ways to use some of the festive treasures they carry as home decor or gifts! When I saw these cute little packages of 3 Cherry Cordials (which evoke Christmas memories from my childhood), I remembered my Stampin’ Up! Cherry Builder punch and the creative juice started flowing…

It was KISMET that I found the perfect sentiment in the Framed & Festive Limited Edition stamp set, and the idea was taking shape! In fact, I created this simple “dress up” project in my Monday Live video, which you can watch quickly here:

You can alter the design just a bit and put it on a larger box of Cordial Cherries, as well:

PSSST…tomorrow (December 1st) is the beginning of our LAST CHANCE sale on items from the July-December mini catalog (along with NEW things added to the clearance rack) and the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper that I used on the small cherry boxes will be on sale for 60% off, while supplies last, so set an alarm to shop the sale early!

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New at SU: This Piggy is Giving a Gift Card

Giving a gift card makes everyone happy: It’s easy for you to buy, and the recipient gets to choose what they want. But if it seems “impersonal”, the New at SU! design team is here to show you how to make gifting (and getting) a gift card EXCITING!

This Birthday Piggy is scooting in on a gift box that doesn’t even hint at what’s inside:

It’s a charming surprise when you open the box and a gift card pops up:

Don’t worry…it’s a simple box to make and the mechanism is a piece of (birthday) cake! Let me show you how:

This is my fancy project sketch and dimensions (bold lines are where you will cut). It may help as you follow along with the video tutorial (feel free to pause the video as you learn). You can get both pieces from one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ card stock.

Once your box is assembled and decorated, simply attach your gift card to the front panel of the pop-up piece using a few glue dots!

I’ll list the supplies below and am happy to serve you if you are in the U.S. and don’t have a demonstrator. Now make sure you hop along to see the other clever gift card holders our International creative team are sharing…click a link below:

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IF GIFT CARDS ARE YOUR JAM, DON’T MISS SUBSCRIBING FOR THE DECEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN KIT!

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit includes:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size: 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″ x 1/2″

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors for the December Kit: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Tahitian Tide

Plus, you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on: Give a gift card box and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes…while supplies last!

Sweet Candy Cane Stand-Up Step Card

Here’s a taste of Christmas Cheer in greeting-card form, and while it stands up to display, it folds FLAT to mail!

Crafters at the Kane County Crafter’s Convention also made this card using the Sweet Candy Cane suite last weekend. It’s one of my favorite fancy folds, and it’s easier to make than you would imagine! Here’s how:

For the card base, you’ll need:

  • 10.5″ x 4.25″ Real Red card stock, scored at 1/2″, 1.75″, 3.75″ and 5″
  • 5.5″ x 3″ Real Red card stock, scored at 1/2″ and 1.75″
  • 4″ x 5.25″ Pool Party card stock: Die cut stripe background from the center of this piece
  • 4″ x 1.75″ piece of Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper
  • 3.5″ x 2.75″ Pool Party card stock (optional: emboss with Wintry 3D embossing folder)
  • 5.5″ x 4.25″ Basic White: Stamp candy canes, leaves and sentiment, cut out with coordinating dies
  • 4″ x 5.25″ Basic White for back of card, where you can write a message when sending

A quick video on how to assemble:

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Sweet Candy Canes Bundle (English)
$51.25
Sweetest Christmas 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$12.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$6.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$125.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$7.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.25
Wintry 3 D Embossing Folders
$10.00

Santa’s Delivery: Holiday Decor

Over the weekend, I participated in the First Annual Kane County Crafter’s Convention in Kanab, Utah and had so much fun playing in the “Location for Creation”, as my friend Seana Johnson coined it! Seana coordinated a wickedly wonderful 1st event with Create Room, Stampin’ Up! and the Kane County Office of Tourism as sponsors, and it was an dream escape for all who attended:

My teammate Sue Stratton and I designed and prepared 8 paper crafting projects for the guests, and this was the Holiday Decor piece I created as a project for the event participants:

You can find the tray at Dollar Tree, and it makes the ideal frame for a holiday scene! Because the Santa’s Train dies can die cut the stamped images OR the images from the Santa’s Express Designer Series Paper, I demonstrated a slightly different version in my video today:

While I’m still working to get the WHOLE video to post correctly on YouTube, you can catch a second version on my Facebook Page Video, if needed.

It’s just as cute when using the Designer Series Paper:

If you choose to create this version, here’s what you’ll need (and thanks for letting me supply your creative needs!):

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Floating Circle Card

When you have thin strips of Designer Series Paper you don’t want to throw away, just glue them to a window sheet and die cut a “floating circle”! Want to see more? Watch my Facebook Live video from 10/17/22 and see how easy this card was to create!

We stampers love a little shine and shimmer, and that’s just what you’ll get in the Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper pack…this angle shows how each double-sided paper has one metallic side and one pretty printed side, and you really can’t bear to let any go to waste:

Pick a small sentiment to stamp on one of your non-metallic strips. Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals are easy to hide behind the strips, and lift your circle off the card to make it look like it’s floating! Add a floral image and you have a simply sensational card.

While this DSP was created to coordinate stunningly with the Splendid Thoughts bundle (see my original card below the supply list), I used the Sending Smiles bundle for my video demonstration – the sentiments in the Sending Smiles stamps fit on the strips perfectly.

This is one to try immediately in your stamp studio!

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Same card, with the Splendid Thoughts bundle (sentiment still from Sending Smiles stamp set):

Hinge-Step Happy Birthday

The Stamparatus is the right partner to do the “Hinge-Step” with 💃🏻🕺🏽

The right tool always makes the job easier, and to get your stamps lined up perfectly, you’ll love dancing (and stamping) with the Stamparatus tool:

This card was inspired by a card created by German Demonstrator Madeleine Mrotzek for the #gdp364 challenge:

I turned the slimline card on the side (3.5″ x 6.25″) and used the Stamparatus to get perfect placement: Just take out the plate with the stamp on it and move it down to the next hinge, then ink up your stamp with a different color (watch video, top).

It’s a fast & fabulous technique to try in your craft room! Don’t forget to stamp the envelope, too!

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“Witching” You a Happy WCMD!

Today, card makers all over the world are observing World Card Making Day by making – and mailing – handmade greeting cards! YOU are welcome to create along with Stampin’ Up! from 2-5 pm MT virtually HERE!

Maybe you’ll want to break out of the traditional card style and try something new, like a fancy fold! This little lady “witches” you a fun day…it’s in the cards!

Once you slide the belly band off, here’s how it opens:

This type of card suits almost every stamp set and Designer Series Paper combo! Give it a try.

Just a reminder: Tomorrow (10/2/22) is the last day to register for the Utah County Fall StampFest on Saturday, October 8th! Click to get your ticket:

World CardMaking Day: An Open Door

Did you know that October 1st is WORLD CARDMAKING DAY?

This year, Stampin’ Up! is hosting a virtual craft-along event…and it’s FREE!

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, we’ll walk you through several projects, and you’ll create the cards right along with us. You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

What you need to know:

Who: Anyone!

When: 1 October from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (MT)

Where: Online

Price of Event: Free

*You don’t have to register for this event but registering will keep you informed of all the fun crafting in store!

Supplies You Need: To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle, which you can get early from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog!

When you order one of these three bundles (Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreaths Bundle or Warm Welcome) you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Depending on the bundle you are using, there are measurements for the cardstock and/or ribbon you’ll need:

Are you registered? Will you be attending virtually with me? Comment and let me know!

Now that you are ready to craft along with us, here’s a look at a card I created with the Warm Welcome pre-release bundle. You can print out the tutorial for this card below!

New at SU!: Cast a Spell With a Magic Card

We are back to inspire you to try fancy fold & fun interactive cards! The International New at SU! Design Team is going to ignite your imagination…try copying one of our creations, or use what you have to make something similar. You’ll have so much fun trying something new!

While a “Magic Card” isn’t a new idea, it felt like the new Best Witches stamp set was a perfect one to use:

If you’ve never made a Magic Card before, give it a go…it’s immensely fun to pull it out and watch the image magically become colored before your eyes! I’ve created a video tutorial, and you can pause it as you craft along with me:

I’ve listed all the supplies you’ll need at the bottom of the page. Go ahead and pin this post to remind you to try a magic card, then hop on over to the other ingenious card ideas from the other design team demonstrators:

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