What’s New at SU! ~ Bird Ballad Lanterns

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Greetings, friends: I’m glad you are here for our “summertime stamping” themed blog hop! The What’s New at SU! group is comprised of demonstrators from around the world who are excited to share the latest Stampin’ Up! ideas with you, and I know you’ll find inspiration to create your own versions (or borrow one of ours).

I love thinking of ways to use my paper crafting supplies for projects that are unusual, and when I think of summer, I think of barbecues and picnics with family and friends! So why not a little tabletop decor?

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The beautiful new Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP) was a fine choice for these paper lanterns and they were super simple to make!

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For the small round lantern, you’ll need a piece of 6″ x 12″ DSP. Score it at 1″ along the top and bottom, then cut vertical lines at every inch between the two score lines. Cut two strips of contrasting DSP 1″ x 12″ to reinforce the top and bottom edges, if desired, and a 1″ x 10″ strip for the handle. Wrap the paper around and attach the sides together at the back.  I inserted the handle between the lantern and outside reinforcement strip using Tear & Tape adhesive. I also curled the paper with my bone folder a bit to keep the round shape. Then I set it over a small jar with a battery-operated candle!

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This tall lantern is easier (if possible)! It’s a piece of 9″ x 9″ DSP and you score it at 1″, 4.5″ and 8″, then fold at the 4.5″ line and cut at 1″ from the fold just to the edge of the score lines:

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When you unfold the paper, it looks like this:

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Follow the same instructions for finishing this lantern. You could make them any size: I simply suggest measuring the jars you are going to wrap them around and cut the width to 1″ longer.

Now you are ready to party on to the next blog which is Terry’s (or back to Margriet’s blog)!

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Your comments are welcome and appreciated! You can order the supplies to make your own lanterns from your demonstrator, or if you don’t have a demonstrator, please shop from my Stampin’ Store!

Good Morning, Magnolia: What’s New Blog Hop

Whats new (2)Welcome to our first “What’s New at SU!” Blog Hop through the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! As an international group of demonstrators, we look forward to sharing ideas to inspire you to get out your rubber stamps to create something special in your own craft room.

I’ve chosen to showcase the Magnolia Lane Suite~ an absolute stunning collection of coordinating products that would make Chip & Joanna Gains drool.

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This card came together so perfectly with very basic stamping, a bit of DSP, a punch, and the coordinating Magnolia Memories Dies. Using the decorative edge die on both the top and bottom of the Petal Pink panel left room for the stripes to peek out.

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The Story Label punch isn’t part of the suite, but gave the sentiment a focal point, and by punching two holes on the ends, I could thread the Mossy Meadow twine through to secure it to the card.

Mimicking the elegant edge on the inside gives extra attention to your hand-written expression of appreciation and finishes off the greeting card with style:

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Now it’s time to hop on over to the next blog where Joyce is spotlighting the Bloom & Grow bundle or if you missed it, jump back to Tricia’s post and work backwards through the hop.
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Product List

Tricia Butts (Triciastampingcreations)
Loni Spendlove (Creative Juice by Loni)
Joyce Whitman (Stampinscrapper)
Diane Browning (24-7 Inkspiration)
Heather Cooper (playingwithpapercrafting)
Anke Heim(Scraphexe)
Margriet Siekman (CreatiefMarsie)

Your Chance to Craft

Carving out time to be creative is the only way it’s going to happen in this busy world: If something is important to you, you’ll make time for it. Here are a few upcoming events you will want to put on the calendar so you can tell everyone else you are already booked!

Celebrations Card Class

Saturday, February 9th at 1 pm

Spanish Fork, UT

Create 8 greeting cards (2 each of 4 different designs) for everyday celebrations. Bring your scissors and adhesive (SNAIL adhesive and refills available for purchase at class) and all other products will be provided for you. Includes envelopes.

Cost: $16  Reserve your spot by February 5th via Paypal or Venmo to Loni-Spendlove

Also coming in February, Spring StampFest  in St. George, Utah on February 23rd! We only do this event twice a year, and it’s most enjoyable when you plan to come and spend the day crafting with a friend. Save $10 by registering before February 9th!

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We offer the same event just a few weeks later in Spanish Fork…and hope you’ll be able to come to one or the other. It’s such a lovely day to escape and play with us!

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Finally, Valentines Day is a perfect excuse to stamp a lovely card, and this one is a perfect chance to use the GORGEOUS Forever Lovely stamp set and All My Love Designer Series Paper…and it’s simple enough to complete quickly! Don’t forget to mail your parents or kids a Valentine, too:

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Download the .pdf tutorial

 

Valentines Aren’t Just for Lovers

The season of love doesn’t have to be limited to one single significant other. This is a wonderful time to recognize friendships as well, and I’d submit that your girlfriends might appreciate hearts and flowers much more than your man would!

This is a Valentine that you could add photos, notes or gift cards to, and is part of an envelope banner you’ll create at my “Craft Your HEART Out” class coming on January 26th, but it’s perfect by itself:

It’s an accordion fold that spills out when opened, with spaces to write personal notes, add photos, or insert gifts or gift cards into smaller envelopes:

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Download the Tutorial HERE

The “All My Love” Designer Series Paper in the NEW OCCASIONS Catalog is richly romantic and you’ll think of so many ways to use it: For wedding cards, gifts, home decor, etc. And don’t miss the coordinating All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack.

You’re invited to attend my Craft Your Art Out class: Check out the details HERE!

You may fall in love with the whole suite of products!

Fold-Flat Box

I have a great excuse for being MIA over the past 6 weeks: WE MOVED! Just to a new house in the same city, but downsizing was a big effort (one that we are continuing to work at…hoping I will be able to park in the garage before Halloween!)

July has TWO awesome promotions ~ I’ll share them with you just in time to take advantage of either or both:

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Each Monday in July, I’ve been sharing ways to use Designer Series Paper in your crafting on my Facebook Live Lunchtime Crafting broadcast! Today I showed how to create this amazing Flat-Fold Box:

WARNING: You won’t be able to stop with just one box: These are addicting to make and you’ll want to make a whole bunch to have on hand to pop open and put together when you need them!

Along the long side, the score lines are at 1-3/4″, 5″, 6-3/4″ and 10″
Along the short end, score at 1-3/4″ and 6-3/4″

I used the Tropical Escape DSP for the top of the box and the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set:

You can mix and match Designer Series Paper during the sale so you can stock up on pretty patterns to compliment all your paper crafting.

Finally, how would you like to choose $192* in Stampin’ Up! products for just $99?

That’s what you get when you join my Stampin’ Team in July!

* $125 in products plus a collection of 10 ink pads

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Come join me: BOTH offers end at 11:59 MST on July 31, 2018 so there’s no time to waste!

Get to the Point

There are plenty of good men in the world, and the best are awesome dads! I decided to use the Truly Tailored bundle from the Occasions Catalog and the #tgifc159 sketch challenge to create a tri-fold card befitting those great guys:tgif2bchallenge2bbuttons2b2018-021

Here’s my card:

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Then you open up the card a fold-at-a-time to see this:

Here are a few tips to create your own: I started with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ Crumb Cake card stock base scored at 5″ and 10-1/2″. Next I put the Tailored Tag punch all the way in on one end and punched (keep the tag you punched out for the front!):

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Use a 4-1/4″ x 5″ piece of Designer Series Paper for the pointed flap (True Gentleman DSP used here, but sadly sold out…a good reminder not to procrastinate now that the retired list is out). I cut a 2-1/8″ square of card stock in half diagonally and adhered half on each bottom corner: Cut them off with your scissors for a perfect point!

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Then you’ll adhere the DSP to the 1/2″ top of your card base that was scored. Stamp the sentiment on the punched out piece of card stock and use the Bow Builder punch to create a bow tie (which also retires at the end of May- order it soon if you don’t have it!) and attach it with a mini Stampin’ Dimensional or glue dot to the end of the pointed flap:

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I stamped and punched out another greeting from Very Vanilla card stock to attach to the inside of the card, letting it peek through the window of the second flap:

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You can use strips of DSP to add anywhere you feel needs a finishing touch. Finally, when you open up the second flap to the inside of the card, I added the “Happy Father’s Day” sentiment from the Guy Greetings stamp set:

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Wish your dad a Dapper Day and

What’s the Occasion? Part TWO

I have a few more of my favorite cards from the Occasions Catalog card swap to share with you today!

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How cool is this bottle?! The Bubble Over Bundle (stamps and coordinating framelits) are such fun to play with~ just wait until you see the awesome bottle tops in it! And do NOT miss the coordinating Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper that you can choose FREE for Sale-a-Bration with a $50 order.  (Card by Tamra Davis)

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Have you sent a card “just because” recently? Remind someone that you care with a card using a heart with the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper: The gold foil accents are heart (and eye)-popping! (Card by Renee Watson)

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This was the card I created for the swap! When it comes to masculine cards, the True Gentleman Suite is going to be a life-saver. This one makes me want to go to Disneyland on their Dapper Day!

Want to view the full Occasions Catalog? Click HERE

Ready to Shop? Click HERE

Order $50 or more and choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration Product! Click HERE to view choices

Card in a Box

If you have a passion for paper, you’ll be thrilled to know that during October, you can buy 3 of select Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! and you’ll get one FREE! You can mix and match as you stock your paper pantry, too.

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Today on my Facebook Page, I demonstrated how to create a “Box in a Card”:

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You’ll be seeing these adorable cards (with a box inserted) popping up all over the place! I used the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper and Birthday Delivery stamp set to embellish the card, but my favorite detail is the Mini Bow on the top of the box.

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I’ve been wanting to find a reason to use these bows, so I’m tickled to find that they are perfect for this box-in-a-card.

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Happy coincidence: If you happen to be reading this between October 1st-10th of 2017, we are also celebrating World Card Making Day with a sale on Fast Fuse and stamp sets that match our Designer Series Paper Sale:

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Click on the images to shop in my Stampin’ Store and thank you for letting me serve your creative needs. Then watch your mailbox for a thank you card when you order!

Designer Series Paper Takes the Spotlight

Remember when I said the only paper products Stampin’ Up! offered 25 years ago were white? It makes me grateful for all the amazing choices we have in 2017! Especially when they are as sumptuous as the “Whole Lot of Lovely” Designer Series Paper pack:

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This paper (DSP) popped into my mind when I saw the #GDP102 sketch:

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Plus, I’m crushing on the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon right now (it’s on SO MANY of my latest creations, but it just makes the *loveliest* bows…), so here’s my take on the sketch:

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The sentiment (stamped and die cut from the Lovely Friends bundle) just pops off the card, but the paper definitely is the star of the card!

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