July-December Mini Catalog Paper Share

The Designer Series Paper in the upcoming mini catalog (July-December) is going to make choosing your favorite paper difficult…so don’t! Choose a little bit of ALL of it when you join my Mini Catalog PAPER SHARE!

When you join the paper share, you will receive 75 (yes, that’s SEVENTY-FIVE) 6″x6″ pieces of Designer Series Paper – one of every pattern in the Mini Catalog (page 82) EXCEPT Celebrate Everything Host-Only paper.

You may order 1 or 2 sets, and you’ll have enough paper to craft throughout the fall and holiday season!

The cost for one set is $24 (what a deal!) and you may pick it up from me for no extra cost OR I can mail it to you for $8. Need a July-December Mini Catalog? I can include a complimentary copy in your paper share!

To reserve your paper, click the button below to fill out the form, then remember to submit your payment by July 10th. Shares will be shipped the week of July 11-15th.

Remember to share the cards and projects you make with your Designer Series Paper in the Creative Juice Crafters Corner Facebook Group…I want to see what you make! Not a member yet? Join us!

Torn Paper Window Card and Free Shipping Day

Yep! Today (Tuesday, June 21st) is a Free Shipping Day!

But first, learn how to make a “Torn Paper Window Card” using something old and something new:

These greeting cards are made easy with just layers of card stock and beautiful Designer Series Paper! Here’s the video from my Facebook live last week teaching you how fun they are to create:

While the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper is brand new, the Symbols of Fortune Designer Series Paper and is about to retire and is half price in the Last Chance sale for retiring items in the January-June Mini Catalog. And if you loved the font in the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set used on the first card, it’s also retiring in just a few days!

The Last Chance Sale is just one reason you will want to check your list and shop today during the Free Shipping Day – If you have kids complaining of boredom this summer, grab a few craft kits from our Kit Collection BOGO 50% off sale to pull out for a few hours of creative fun for anyone!

Remember to check your basic supplies (adhesives, card stock, ink refills and envelopes), too. Then call a friend and combine orders, if needed, to meet the minimum $75 order.

Order online in my Stampin’ Store and if your order is less than $150, use Host Code BQDYCMJP …If your order is over $150, don’t use my host code, but choose Stampin’ Rewards for yourself immediately!

With You I’m Never Lost

Cody and I recently returned from a 6+ week road trip back to see our kids and grandkids in Maryland. He joked that we planned to drive out together, but if things didn’t go well, one of us could fly home 😂 Luckily, we did remarkably well, and enjoyed discovering so many amazing places across the US:

It seems fitting for our relationship that he’s the person I love to “get lost” with– but with him, I’m home.

This week’s #gdp346 sketch from the Global Design Project blog was perfect for a card I’m going to save for our Anniversary:

Cody teases me that “every day is an adventure” together, so the compass stamp was fitting. I LOVE the die cut pieces in the Designer Series Paper and I used one of them as the focal point.

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Sunshine and Songbird Mashup

Often I get stuck on trying to ONLY use the stamps in one stamp set, but this card was inspired by the sensational Rays of Light background stamp and a few extra songbirds I had left over from cards I had made for a swap with my team…it’s a MASHUP of 3 different new products and just makes me smile!

The Opal Rounds embellishments add just the right amount of light-catching sparkle.

Do your part to brighten the world…mail a hand-stamped card just because!

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Watercolor Inspired by Charlet

The saying, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” is true for the card I created today, inspired by a card from demonstrator Charlet Mallett on the Global Design Project #344:

I really loved her watercolored image and knowing that some of you are intimidated by watercoloring, I wanted to make it really simple. This is simple enough that ANYONE could do it:

I stamped the flower image from the Blessings of Home stamp set in opposite corners of a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Watercolor paper (the key to a beautiful watercolored background), then used ink pads from the Subtles color family as my palette to pick up the color (from the inside of the lid, see example here) using Water Painters.

What I love about watercoloring is: It’s MESSY and BEAUTIFUL!

TIP: Keep a piece of scratch paper and a paper towel at hand to “practice” on and wipe off your Water Painter when you move to a new color…just squeeze the barrel to run the water and wipe the brush until no color transfers to the towel.

Mounted on a piece of Basic White card stock as a frame (3-3/4″ x 5″) and then attached to the front of a Pool Party card base, it’s a simple card that makes you feel like Picasso and the sentiment embossed in white on black card stock really stands out against the watercolored background.

Give this technique a try soon!

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Summer Sampler & Stamp Club

The forecast shows SUNSHINE and STAMPING are in your future!

My friend Sue & I are hosting the next class for our year of seasonal home decor and the Summer Sampler one is sure to be a fun one! The class is just $12 and doesn’t include the frame.

Summer Sampler Class

Thursday, June 2nd –  10 am OR 7 pm

350 S. 400 W. Hurricane, UT

Since I’ve moved (back) to southern Utah, I’m starting a new stamp club that meets every other month, with each member taking turns to earn free products! The clubs will be held in my home (so you won’t have to clean your house!) and club members will make 2 projects for free. Wouldn’t it be nice to join with a friend so you had something creative to look forward to together? You could go to dinner before the club and make it a whole evening out!

The first club will be June 16th in Hurricane and is limited to 6 people, so learn more and join the club by clicking on the button below!

Heart & Home Quick Cards

While on vacation, I took the Heart & Home Memories & More Cards & Envelopes and the coordinating Card Pack along with a few pieces of ribbon to create 20 fast cards while visiting family. There is no stamping involved because the card pack has die cut stickers along with the sentiments on the cards!

There are 10 large striped cards (6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) with coordinating envelopes and 10 small cards with a wood grain finish on the front and Cinnamon Cider envelopes (3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card size):

I turned some of the cards inside-out (patterns on the inside with an added panel of card stock to write on, in the case of the Misty Moonlight stripes) and here are my 10 large finished cards:

And the 10 smaller note cards, which I plan to keep in my purse and use to #CelebrateEverydayHeroes during May and June as we recognize and thank those who do simple kind acts each day…

Find out more about the Celebrate Everyday Heroes campaign, along with another quick card or tag idea, in this short video:

Share how you are recognizing the people who serve you in small and simple ways over in the Creative Juice Crafters Corner Facebook Group as well as your own social media with the hashtag #celebrateeverydayheroes – We want to see what thoughtful ways you are using to make a difference!

If you are in the Southern Utah area, set a reminder in your phone to come to my NEW CATALOG CARNIVAL and BOGO SALE this Saturday, May 21st from 1-3 pm at 350 S 400 W in Hurricane, Utah. It’s open house style and free, so bring a friend!

New at SU: Beautiful Day for Love

It’s the New at SU! Design Team “Moms, Dads, Brides and Grads” blog hop!

Our international design team wants to help YOU get ready for all the big events coming in the next few months, so visit all the posts and PIN your favorites to try. I had fun creating this card for brides (and grooms) on a wedding day using the Blessings of Home Bundle…and BONUS, it’s perfect for gifting money to the newlyweds as it’s a large slimline card that fits in our coordinating Slimline envelopes

For this size of card, start with a piece of 8.5″ x 7″ card stock and score it in half at 3.5″ (finished card is 8.5″ x 3.5″).

Have you ever tried Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils? They are easier than you’d think to use and they give this card a soft effect, different than my usual preference for Stampin’ Blends. This is literally how I started…just by scribbling color onto my Watercolor Paper:

I do TRY to follow the lines and details of the image, then I use the Water Painters to blend the colors out, working from lightest to darkest. A tip for watercoloring: You will have MUCH better success when using Watercolor Paper or SU! Shimmery White paper, as they hold up to the moisture best and won’t “pill up” when you add water.

Once dry, use the dies to cut out the image for the front of your card. I’ve layered it onto some lovely Designer Series Paper.

I’m also practicing (but not proficient, yet) the art of the double bow, which I call “The Tammy” in honor of fellow demonstrator Tammy Wilson, whose cards are immediately identifiable by her lovely bows. Luckily for you AND me, she’s made a video, which I’ve watched and attempted numerous times on the Stampin’ Up! Facebook page. With enough practice, I’m confident my double bows will get better.

All the supplies I used are listed below, and you are ready to travel on to the next post in our Blog Hop:

Moms, Dads, Brides & Grads: New at SU! April 2022

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Blessings Of Home Bundle (English)
$51.25
Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
2021–2023 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Heart & Home 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Watercolor Pencils
$16.00
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
$12.50
Water Painters
$12.00
Basic Borders Dies
$29.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad
$10.00
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Soft Succulent 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
$11.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Slimline Envelopes
$10.00

Ladybug Wish Come True

I don’t enjoy bugs crawling on me, but there is a soft spot in my heart (and on my fingers) for ladybugs. They are just the friendliest little creatures, so I don’t mind walking them to the door (if they’ve found their way inside) and giving them a lift to the nearest plant outside. I may even talk to them and tell them how pretty they are.

This little ladybug is adorable on a card:

Here’s a tutorial to get started, and of course, all the supplies can be found in my Stampin’ store!

A Rainbow Through the Clouds

This unique card idea started with a color challenge and the piece of Vellum card stock sitting on my desk!

The #tgifc362 color challenge was vibrant and got me thinking about a rainbow:

Why not a rainbow through the clouds? The Vellum card stock gives the illusion of a rainy, cloudy day and the card almost put itself together!

It’s simple stamping anyone can succeed in creating, as you can see from my video tutorial:

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