Cute as a Carrot Could Be

Have you earned free products from Sale-a-Bration yet? Today’s project features two SAB exclusives: the Thanks a Bunch stamp set (free choice with a $50 order) and the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (free choice with a $100 order). The card design would work beautifully with other stamps and supplies as well.

If you count ink on your fingers, then I am a green-thumb…and these carrots prove it, right?

Here’s a quick video tutorial:

Along with the special products created just for this time of the year, SU! has released MORE products you could choose from our current offerings as free products with qualifying orders through February 28, 2023:

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Rain or Shine- a Fancy Fun-Fold Card

Faux (pronounced FO) means “an imitation” and in my own way of thinking, it also means “a better idea than the original”. This is certainly true of this unique card fold, because this “fake” version is so much easier than the one with a lot of tricky cuts and scores!

While I used the Rain or Shine suite for my card, I look forward to seeing how YOU use this easy tutorial:

Did you catch that the February Paper Pumpkin craft-kit-in-the-mail “Sunshine & Smiles” coordinates with the “Rain or Shine” Suite that is full of the cutest critters? Make sure you are subscribed by February 10th for this kit that will create 9 radiant cards with a peek-through component!

PLUS, there is a coordinating add-on die duo you can pre-order for the February Paper Pumpkin kit…while supplies last:

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Love- and So Much of It

One of the designs for my last card class was so versatile, I wanted to share a tutorial! This card using the new Love for You bundle could be a Valentine for a cherished friend, an anniversary celebration, a thank you or a congratulations.

Was it serendipitous – or cleverly designed by Stampin’ Up! – that the Design a Daydream host-exclusive Designer Series Paper coordinates beautifully with the Love For You bundle in the Jan-April Mini Catalog? Using the colors from the paper – Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight (I substituted So Saffron) gave me a starting place for the theme.

REMEMBER to always check the products that are only available for “hosts”- or when your order is over $150 US – that you can choose as STAMPIN’ REWARDS! The paper is especially beautiful and usually a wise choice, because it matches so many of our favorite stamp images. Look at the colors when ordering to make sure you order the same ink pads.

In the video tutorial, there are a few tips to making this 2-step stamping set easy and fun to craft with, and how to get different shades of color with one ink pad:

The bold greeting reminds the recipient that they are adored and appreciated!

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New at SU! Coming Up Carrots for Sale-a-Bration

It’s Sale-a-Bration time at Stampin’ Up! and everything’s coming up CARROTS!

The New at SU! design team is back to show you some creative ways to use the products you can collect FREE during January-February 2023 (with your qualifying orders). We will show you CARDS & COORDINATING ENVELOPES with Sale-a-Bration products, and I’m showcasing the “Thanks a Bunch” stamp set AND the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper!

First, did you know carrots come in different colors?

Okay, maybe not Balmy Blue, but while we mostly see orange carrots in grocery stores today, that color only emerged in the 1600s. Purple and yellow were originally the most prevalent colors, and heirloom carrots are making a big comeback in gardens!

For this card, I grabbed the complimentary color across the color wheel from orange (= blue) and used the grid pattern from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper to use as my background (and on the flap for my coordinating envelope):

To make space on the front of your envelope for an address, just use a post-it note (cut to 1-1/4″) wide to mask off the center of the envelope and stamp your images over the top, then remove the post-it note:

I couldn’t stop with just one…there are 24 different patterns (48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs) in the mega-pack of the Designer Series Paper, so I wanted to show you a few more:

I just had to add the bunny from the “Playing in the Rain” stamp set on that one! It’s a simple card with stripes of the patterned paper as the background and on the envelope. For the bunny’s rain coat, I stamped on a scrap of Mango Melody card stock and fussy cut it out, then glued it on. You could order the Playing in the Rain BUNDLE or SUITE and choose the Thanks a Bunch stamps as your free Sale-a-Bration reward!

All the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post, and if you don’t currently have a US demonstrator, I’m happy to serve you!

Now don’t miss the other Cards + Envelope projects from our talented demonstrator design team:

January New at SU! Hop: Sale-a-Bration + Matching Envelope

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P.S. In case you didn’t hear, The Rain or Shine Suite coordinates with the February 2023 Paper Pumpkin kit! Subscribe by February 10th to get this cute craft kit in the mail:

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Ride On Birthday Card

Often I am pleasantly surprised by a suite of Stampin’ Up! products that I didn’t expect to love. The Ready to Ride Suite is a perfect example!

While my single motorcycle riding experience didn’t endear me to riding the big bikes, I can see where the wind-in-your-hair-open-road-big-sky kind of day could be very appealing. This collection of products: Legendary Ride stamps and coordinating Dies, Metal Plat Embossing Folder and most spectacularly, the Ready to Ride 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper…all come together in SUCH an AWESOME way for some revved-up greeting cards like this one I demonstrated today:

There are a few tricks I wanted to show you about easily cutting and adhering the pieces to create a very detailed motorcycle…and the video begins with an unboxing of a LIMITED EDITION Boho Blue Mini Cut & Emboss Machine (with details on how you can get it!):

To help you put it together, I made this Motorcycle piece guide. You can change colors and “chrome” as desired…on my card, I used the gunmetal silver foil sheet and the bright silver is shown below. Feel free to print off the picture and slide it into your die envelope or stamp case to refer to when building your bike!

If you are “Ready to Ride”…these are the supplies you’ll need:

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Did that Boho Blue Mini Cut & Emboss call your name? Join my team during Sale-a-Bration (January-February 2023) and you could choose Starter Kit option #1 to receive this Limited Edition machine PLUS choose $175 in products for just $129!

If you have questions about the starter kit or any of the products/techniques used here, shoot me a message and I’m happy to help!

Framed Pop-Up Shadow Box Card

When you want to mail something a bit fancier than a regular birthday card, try this very versatile design: It folds flat to fit into an envelope, but pops open to stand up and the frame makes it feel like a piece of art:

It’s simple to create and I made the video to help you step-by-step:

Just push in the folded sides to slide it into an envelope:

While the Framed Florets bundle (stamps and dies) are also in the Stampin’ Up! 2023 January-April Mini Catalog which goes live for customers on January 5th, THE BEAUTIFUL Designer Series Paper is a preview exclusive only through January 4th, so DON’T MISS IT.

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Glad you stopped by…Hope you are in your stamping studio EVERY DAY of 2023!

When You Want ALL the Pretty Paper

When it’s too difficult to choose only ONE, choose them ALL!

For all my paper-addict friends and customers, I’ve got you covered with a 6″ x 6″ piece of EVERY Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Up! 2023 January-April Mini catalog (excluding Host paper and Shimmer Paper): That’s 83 different pieces of pretty patterned paper, including specialty and vellum. You’ll get a piece of every paper from these new paper collections:

  • By the Bay
  • Country Floral Lane
  • Country Gingham
  • Delicate Desert
  • Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty
  • Enjoy the Journey
  • Fancy Flora
  • Like an Animal Specialty
  • Rain or Shine Specialty
  • Ready to Ride Specialty
  • Regency Park
  • Vellum Basics Specialty

ONE SET (or share) is just $30 (if you pick it up from me in Hurricane, UT) or $36 shipped to you!

To reserve your Paper Share, click the button below BEFORE JANUARY 5th and follow through the form to finalize payment:

You’ll have such a marvelous time in your creative space using all the paper, and I look forward to hearing which set is your FAVORITE, Post your paper creations in the Creative Juice Crafters Corner Facebook group so we can see how you used it.

Fitting Florets & Christmas Card Class

Starting TODAY, the Fitting Florets Collection (a pre-release from Stampin’ Up!’s 2023 January-June Mini Catalog) is ready to add to cart – with some of the limited time products only available while supplies last! The BUNDLE will be available through June 2023, but you’ll want to get the whole collection ASAP to use through the holiday season.

Let me show you two versions of a simple “fancy fold” card using some of these pretty products from my live crafting video “sneak peek” yesterday!

To make this fold, you need a piece of 8.5″ x 5.5″ card stock and score at 3″ and 7.25″ along the longer side with the Simple Scored board (or your paper trimmer and scoring blade). Layer on a piece of 5.25″ x 2.75″ Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (available only while supplies last) on the front left side of card and a 1″ x 5.25″ piece on the front right flap.

The Framed & Festive stamp set could be combined with ANY Christmas paper, stamps and accessories and the font makes is playful and perfect.

One way to play with this new collection will be to attend the Christmas Card Class THIS SATURDAY, November 5th at 3 pm in Hurricane, Utah:

You’ll create 8 gorgeous greeting cards for the holiday (2 each of 4 different designs, including envelopes) for just $20, and one of the cards is designed with the Fitting Florets collection. Remember to bring scissors and adhesive, but if you forget or need more, we’ll have both scissors & adhesive + refills available for purchase at the class.

Reserve your spot by November 2nd by clicking the button below, or send Venmo to Loni-Spendlove

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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