An Apple A Day

…keeps the boredom away! The Apple Harvest bundle is sure to inspire your creativity as it has mine; To be honest, the stamp set from the July-December catalog wasn’t really on my radar at first, but when the Perfect Partners Promotion introduced coordinating dies for the Apples, I perked up and paid attention! Fair warning: You may be feasting on many apple-inspired projects over the next few weeks.

Thanks to the #tgifc385 sketch, this was an idea that woke me up at 3 am:

Aside from the dies that cut out the apple images, there are LOTS of leaves (making it easier to cut out many at one time), a branch, different sizes of flowers that can be used on their own, a long label (I cut mine down to fit the THANKS sentiment), and my favorite: A double scallop! The scallop can cut a scalloped edge or a fine detail…like I used on my card.

Also being used a LOT in my current projects are the Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels…they pick up whatever color you stick them on and add a rainbow sparkle. Who can resist that?

There’s my inspiration – and to get you inspired, check out ALL the Perfect Partners pairings…but don’t hesitate! The coordinating dies (and thus, the bundles at a discount) are only available during September 2022 (or while supplies last).

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Start with a Sketch: Sweet Candy Canes

If your stumped about how to start a card, start with a sketch!

On my Facebook Live Lunchtime Crafting video today, I followed the #tgifc381 sketch:

And here is the card I created, using the Sweet Candy Canes bundle:

Following a sketch really gets me excited because you can start with what you have and make something completely unique!

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Polaroid Picture Card: Reverse Masking Technique

It’s easy to miss the Masking Paper in the Stampin’ Up! catalog, and you may not even know why you NEED it, so I’m here to tell you why you do.

It’s like a full sheet of thin post-it note stickiness that allows you to do some pretty cool things with your ink and blending tools. For this card, I made a reverse mask for both the sunset background and the tree with the Masking Paper, then used the Tree Lot Dies from Sale-a-Bration pt. 2 to create the cute little Airstream camper:

Here’s the video tutorial:

The Tree Lot dies are wonderful to use by themselves, and the coordinating stamp set “Trees for Sale” extends the creative possibilities through the holiday season and beyond! Just remember that they are free (while supplies last) through August 2022.

Have a good time trying this technique in your stamping studio and share your version in my Creative Juice Crafter’s Corner Facebook Group!

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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!

Coloring On Vellum, the Easy Way

Vellum is beautiful, but a few of the challenges with it are:

  1. Stamping and coloring on it (because of the coating on the paper, it takes forever to dry), and
  2. Adhering it so you can’t see the adhesive.

For this card, I die cut a frame to adhere the vellum to and colored it on the back side with Stampin’ Blends, which don’t leave streaks and dry quickly because they are alcohol based:

As paper crafters, we hate wasting paper so I have another tip: Make TWO cards at a time to most effectively use your card stock. You can cut the frame from the center of one color and use the outside edge as a matte for your Designer Series Paper for the other card (watch video below):

The In the Moment stamp set works perfectly with the New Horizons Designer Series Paper and with these sentiments, I can imagine sending it to a friend to encourage them to take some time off from the hustle-and-grind. They are excellent reminders that self-care is also taking time to unwind!

Here’s a short HOW-TO video and you can order the supplies from my Stampin’ Store by clicking the links after that:

I’d love to hear how you liked this tutorial…leave me a comment below!

Product List
In The Moment Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
New Horizons 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Stitched Rectangles Dies
$35.00
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends Collection
$45.00
Polished Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Night Of Navy Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Evening Evergreen Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Tab Topper for a Tied-Up Card Closure

The TGIF Challenge last Friday got me brewing up an idea to share, and today I did a live video on my FB page to demonstrate this unique card fold using the Delightful Tag Topper punch to tie it closed!

As long as I was crafting, I wanted to use some new products from the January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration that both start tomorrow (January 4, 2022), so here’s the first card I demonstrated using the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper:

You can make this card with just a little space to write in under the top flap, or add a card that opens inside so you can compose a long love letter.

Then I flipped the card to a side closure and showed off the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper that you can choose as a free Sale-a-Bration product with a $50 order. This cheerful paper coordinates with the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set in the J-J Mini Catalog, so of course you’ll want both!

This one is also a gift card holder, which would make anyone’s day more sunny:

I’ll post the supplies here tomorrow once the catalogs go live, but meanwhile, you can watch the video tutorial below or on my page:

Participate in a Paper Share!

The January-June 2022 Mini Catalog should be arriving in your mailbox soon (if you’ve shopped with me in the past 6 months)… OR …get one free when you participate in the Mini Catalog Paper Share!

What is a Paper Share?

So you don’t have to buy a full pack of every Designer Series Paper in the catalog (unless you want to), I have organized a share, where you will receive a piece of each design paper from the new mini!


This is what you will receive in the Designer Series Paper Share:

(6) 6″ × 6″ Sheets Of:

  • Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper
  • Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper
  • Heart & Home Designer Series Paper
  • Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper
  • Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper
  • Symbols of Fortune

(12) 6″ × 6″ Sheets of:

  • New Horizons Designer Series Paper

(12) 4″ × 6″ Sheets of:

  • Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper

TOTAL for a Single Designer Series Paper Share: $19+ $8 Priority shipping to you

TOTAL for a Double Designer Series Paper Share (all 12″ x 12″ paper will be cut 6″ x 12″): $38 + $8 Priority shipping to you


HOW TO ORDER A PAPER SHARE

Fill out the form below by Jan 7, 2022 and a PayPal invoice will be emailed to you (you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay the invoice). Payments must be completed by January 7th.

Please note, per Stampin’ Up! policy, only residents in the United States may participate in this Product Share.

**In the case product is unavailable for order on Jan 7, 2022, you will be refunded the cost of the item(s) and NOT mailed them.**


No Need for Art Class

Annual Catalog - HAND-PENNED SUITE

You don’t have to be able to draw to be artistic: Rubber stamps are the tools that give you the creativity without the time and commitment of becoming a master!

The Hand-Penned Petals suite has stamps that appear hand-drawn, with two step-stamping images to “fill in” colors and hand-penned greetings. 
Pair the stamps with the coordinating dies and Designer Series Paper and you’ll be creating keepsakes your friends will treasure for years to come. When you choose the suite of products, it includes the stamp set, dies, Designer Series Paper and Genial Gems embellishments! 
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Annual Catalog - HAND-PENNED SUITE

Coordinating Products


Hand-penned Suite Collection (english)
Hand-penned Petals Bundle (english)
Hand-penned Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set
Hand-penned Designer Series Paper
Penned Flowers Dies
Genial Gems
Hand-penned Memories & More Card Pack
So Saffron Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

Hand-Penned Banner Card


Annual Catalog - Hand-Penned Banner Card

SUPPLIES:

BUNDLE
#155492 Hand-Penned Petals Bundle
(#155492 Hand-Penned Petals stamp set & #155557 Penned Flowers Dies)

PAPER
#105118 So Saffron, #115316 Rich Razzleberry, #146981 Shaded Spruce, #153077 Bumblebee, #121045 Basic Black, #149612 Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, #155426 Pattern Party Designer Series Paper

INK
#101406 Jet Black StazOn, #102283 VersaMark, #147088 Shaded Spruce, #147091 Rich Razzleberry, #153116 Bumblebee, #154905 So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

TOOLS
#151298 Water Painters, #129053 Heat Tool

ADHESIVES
#103683 Mini Glue Dots, #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, #152813 Stampin’ SEAL

EMBELLISHMENTS
#152477 Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins, #155475 Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, #155554 Stampin’ Emboss Powers-Basics

TIPS: Create Customized Designer Series Paper to go with any project! Color areas or patterns of the paper with Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, or watercoloring. This works especially well with black and white patterned papers

DOWNLOAD OUR LATEST CATALOG

2021-2022 Annual Catalog
Add an extra package of Hand-Penned 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper to your order for 15% off in July so you can keep crafting with easy coordination all year long.

New at SU! Designer Series Paper

We’re back with project ideas from around the globe to help you use your favorite Designer Series Paper! And what perfect timing, as many of our pretty patterned papers are ON SALE this month (July 2021) for 15% off:

While the Expressions in Ink paper is a SPECIALTY paper (and not on sale), I wanted you to see how gorgeous it is with the gold veins running through the watercolor images, so take a look:

This is a fancy fold that shows off BOTH sides of your DSP and you can use as a card (portrait) OR a pocket card (landscape).

To make the card, begin with a 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper and score it along the long side at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″ and 7-3/4″. Next, accordion fold it so that you have the piece you want on top, then adhere the back of the largest panel to a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of card stock for a sturdy matte around your paper.

Here is the card open. I did tie the ribbon around the smallest panel and adhere it down so the ribbon won’t slide off, but you can leave the front flap free, if you’d like.

The Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper also coordinates with the 2021-2023 In-Colors, so you can mix and match the designs and colors!

For this version, the measurements are the same, but I tied the ribbon all the way around all the layers of DSP before attaching it to the card stock matte, creating two “pockets” where you can slide the card you’ll write in in the top pocket and a gift card into the shorter pocket.

The photos really don’t do the sparkle justice, but I hope you get the feel for what you could create with it! I’ll list the supplies used at the bottom of this post.

Now it’s time to hop over to Linda’s blog to see what she’s created with the Hand-Penned paper~

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Expressions In Ink 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Fresh Freesia 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Fresh Freesia 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Polished Pink 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Polished Pink 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Pale Papaya 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Label Me Fancy Punch
$18.00
Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Heat & Stick Powder
$6.00
Gilded Leafing Embellishment
$9.00

July 2021 New at SU!: Designer Series Paper

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Tidings of Christmas DSP

Stamping the Cape: In Good Taste DSP

De Kijkkast: Hand-Penned DSP

Creative Juice by Loni: Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP << YOU ARE HERE!

Moore Fun Stamping: Hand-Penned DSP

The Flying Stamper: Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Simply Elegant Specialty DSP

Joni in the Spotlight Stamping: Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP

Stamping Flair: Sweet Symmetry DSP

Mamie & Papyrus: You’re a Peach DSP

Playing with Papercrafting: Hand-Penned DSP

Scraphexe: In Color DSP

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP

24/7 Inkspiration: Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP