Birthday Chick All Wired Up

I miss my chickens.

Consoling myself with stamped chickens is (only) slightly less messy and time consuming, but there aren’t any delicious eggs to look forward to. It’s all good though, because these hens from the Birthday Chick stamp set make me laugh as much as the live versions did!

This greeting card started with the TGIF Challenge on Friday to use our background stamps: The All Wired Up background had been on my mind since the chicks arrived!

By using the new Blending Brushes to add a little extra Granny Apple Green ink at the bottom of the background, it added on Ombre element that helps Chunky Clucky really pop off as the focal point!

You may be asking…where did the picket fence come from? Did you fussy cut Chunky Clucky? Well, my friends, I have good news for you: On February 2nd, customers will be able to order coordinating dies (and that’s not all, so stay tuned)!

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New at SU!~ Treasures of Life

Welcome to our January 2021 NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampinā€™ Up! demonstrators from around the world who LOVE sharing Stampin’ Up! paper crafting ideas with you, and today that love takes center stage with all the šŸ’ššŸ§” HEARTS ā¤ļøšŸ’œ

I chose the Treasures of Life stamp set to use for this card~ this image of the granddaughter with her grandfather reminds me so much of my husband’s tenderness with his grandchildren, and it makes me fall in love with him in ways deeper than I had ever imagined:

The card uses the Oh, So Ombre Designer Series Paper that you could choose FREE during Sale-a-Bration (January-February 2021) with a $50 order. Coloring in the image with the Stampin’ Blends was a lovely way to make the people come to life!

This fun fold card base is 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 1.5″ and 7″, and there is a tender message on the inside from the stamp set, as well.

As you hop along, leave us a comment to tell us what you like so we can continue to share what you love! You can order the supplies to create our projects from your demonstrator, or if you don’t have a demonstrator, choose one of us (in your country) and we’ll be happy to help you get started!

All the supplies for this project are listed below, and when you are ready, you can move to Nicole’s project…

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January 2021 New at SU! Hop: Love & Hearts

Triciaā€™s Stamping Creations – Kangaroo & Company

Creative Juice by Loni – Treasures of Life YOU ARE HERE

Sugar & Scraps – Heartfelt

Gifted Hands, Ink! – Love Always & Many Hearts Dies

As the Ink Dries – Lots of Hearts

Stamping Flair – Always in My Heart

Carterie Plus – Heartfelt

Scraphexe – Lots of Hearts/Ganz viel Herz

A Little Kinder – Lots of Hearts

24/7 Inkspiration – Love You Always

Stampinā€™ Scrapper – Forever & Always

Sweet Strawberry: 3 for Free

I have a thing for FRUIT (Creative JUICE, after all) and I love a coordinating punch, so it comes as no surprise that the FIRST thing on my list from the January-June Catalog was the SWEET STRAWBERRY bundle:

Stampin’ Up! made it SWEETER when they offered the Berry Blessings Bundle as a FREE choice during Sale-a-Bration for a $100 order…a coordinating stamp set to my beloved strawberries AND matching Designer Series Paper? YES THANK YOU!

Naturally, I’ve been playing with it night and day since I got it. I dream about berries! Yesterday, I made this card so I could see both sides of the Designer Series Paper and you can watch the tutorial to make your own version.

If you are as obsessed with these beautiful berries as I am, you’ll be happy to know that the Sweet Strawberry bundles is my 3 for Free kit in January 2021: When you order the bundle from my stampin’ store, I’ll send you the consumable supplies to create 3 projects with your new bundle ~OR~ you can come to my JAM-BERRY class in Utah County on January 23rd and stamp your projects in person with me for free!)

You will need a few items on hand to complete the projects. These items will not be included in the kit:

  • Ink Pads: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Tuxedo Black Memento, Whisper White Craft ink -OR- Versamark pad.
  • Heat Tool
  • White Emboss Powder

If the Sweet Strawberry bundle is on your list for “later”, move it to the top so you can take advantage of the opportunity to get the Berry Blessings bundle during Sale-a-Bration AND my 3 for Free projects!

Coming Home for Holidays & EVERY Day

“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I shouldn’t look any further than my own backyard.” – Dorothy of Oz

Since there is “No Place Like Home”, I have two fun fold (and fairly simple) cards to share with you today using the Stampin’ Up! Coming Home bundle (which is retiring SOON!):

Use the tree and hill die (shown below) to cut off the top third of the front of your side-fold card, then stamp the houses in black on various colors of card stock, cut out and layer on the front of your card.

Coming Home Bundle

The second card is the same layout with different colors for a thoughtful welcome home card for a new neighbor:

The card opens to reveal the message, so you could change the sentiment and say “Welcome Home” for a missionary or someone coming home from a long time away.

I’ve created a .pdf tutorial for you to download with instructions and the supplies listed:

One Day Only!

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

TODAY Tuesday, November 24th ONLY! Get an early start on holiday shopping and take advantage of the 10% discount on select Annual Catalog items during the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza!
With almost everything in the Annual Catalog on sale at savings of 10% it’s the perfect time to get your hands on year-round and holiday crafting supplies.

Stock your stash for the New Year with extra savings on many bundles that are already discounted by 10% are included in this sale so enjoy a double-discount! Here are a just a few examples:  
Birds & Branches Bundle
Nothing’s Better Than Bundle
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle

New at SU!: Be Merry Card & Bag

Warm Holiday Wishes~ We are a group of Stampinā€™ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppinā€™ with Holiday Crafting ideas to share with you!

During GIFTING season, use your stampin’ supplies to package a pretty present:

Adding a card to the outside of a gift bag dresses it up and this one really rings with good cheer.

Did you know Stampin’ Up!’s “Tis the Season” Designer Series Paper (DSP) has patterns that match many of the stamps in our Holiday Catalog that don’t have their own coordinating papers? While the jingle bell paper is perfect for the Cherish The Season bundle, I paired it with the Banner Year bundle and it’s petite holly image.

To make the tab to hang the card from: you’ll need a piece of 2-1/2′ x 5-1/2″ Designer Series Paper and the Classic Label Punch: Push the paper all the way into the punch (with the edge of the punch lining up with the short edge of the paper) and punch all the way across until the other edge of the paper lining up with the other side of the punch. Adhere the *top* of the Designer Series Paper to the bag with Tear & Tape, leaving the punched side unattached so as to slide your card through.

NOTE: The card needs to open from the top hinge to be able to hang from the tab!

Hop along to Rochelle’s post for MORE MERRY crafting, but before you go, tell me what you learned here!

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November 2020 New at SU! Roll

Triciaā€™s Stamping Creations – Christmas Means More

Sugar & Scraps – Merry Moose

Carterie Plus – Snowman Gift Tower

Moore Fun Stamping – Gift Wrapped

Creative Juice by Loni – Banner Year

Stamping Flair – Wishes & Wonder

Gifted Hands Ink – Snowflake Splendlor

Playing with Papercrafting – Pine Woods

Stampinā€™ Scrapper – Snowman Season

247Inkspiration – Coming Home

Scraphexe – In the Pines

Place for Poinsettias

The Augustā€“December 2020 Mini Catalog Inspiration

POINSETTIA PLACE SUITE

The ICONIC flower of the holidays, a poinsettia looks as elegant on your cards as it does on your table! 

Special touches like the flocked vellum in the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper (#153486), the dazzling Beaded Pearls (#153534), and the elegant Real Red Sheer Ribbon (#153535) make this suite stand out and shine. I also love that the Poinsettia Dies (#153522) have duplicates of several dies. That means when you stamp the layering poinsettia and leaf images from the coordinating Poinsettia Petals stamp set (#153475), you can save time by cutting out two of each at one time. We all love to save time!

From traditional colors to modern, monochrome elegance you’ll be amazed at all the different styles you can create with this suite

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Poinsettia Petals Rustic Heat Embossed Card

Poinsettia Petals Rustic Heat Embossed Card

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SUPPLIES:
BUNDLE
Poinsettia Petals Bundle (#155148)

PAPER
Very Vanilla (#101650)
Crumb Cake (#120953)
Mossy Meadow (#133676)
Merry Merlot (#146979)
Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (#153520)
Brushed Metallic Cardstock (#153524)

INK
VersaMark Pad (#102283)
Mossy Meadow (#147111)

TOOLS
Heat Tool (#129053)
Paper Snips (#103579)

ADHESIVE
Stampinā€™ Dimensionals (#104430)
Stampin’ SEAL (#152813)
Glue Dots (#103683)

EMBELLISHMENTS
Stampinā€™ Emboss Powder Clear (#109130 )
Stampinā€™ Emboss Powder White (#109132)
Wonder Of The Season Ribbon Combo Pack (#153537)

TIPS: Use the Scoring Tip of Take Your Pick Tool (#144107) to hold cardstock in place when heat embossing to avoid burning your fingers or smudging the image.

Coordinating Products


POINSETTIA PLACE SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)


POINSETTIA PETALS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)



POINSETTIA PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)


POINSETTIA PLACE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

POINSETTIA DIES


REAL RED 3/8 (1 CM) SHEER RIBBON



PLUSH POINSETTIA SPECIALTY PAPER


BEADED PEARLS

 

The Augustā€“December 2020 Mini Catalog Inspiration

 

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Peace & Joy: 3 for Free Class

With a new month comes a new class in the mail: November’s 3 for Free class showcases some fancy typography in the Peace & Joy Bundle!

When you order the bundle from my Stampin’ Store during November 2020, you’ll receive 3 tutorials via email along with the consumable supplies to make the projects in your mail box!

What else will you need to make the cards this month?

  • Stampin’ Up! Ink Pads: Versamark or white craft ink, Highland Heather, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple, Poppy Parade and Cherry Cobbler (some other colors can be substituted if needed)
  • Adhesive and scissors
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss (or compatible die cutting machine)
  • Clear or white embossing powder and heat tool.

I demonstrated this card as a bonus idea yesterday! It’s a good overview of what is included in the bundle, so take a moment to watch:

You are really going to enjoy creating the projects I’m sure there will be some you want to make in multiples, so grab your Peace & Joy bundle and message me with your favorite project!

Give Me Plaid!

The coziness of plaid is made for Autumn…and fall crafting!

When your stamp table is covered in scraps, grab a punch and start punching shapes…you’ll find ways to use them! That’s the origin story of this greeting card.

Try the color combination for your own Autumnal stamping: Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze and Bumblebee.

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Oh My Stars!

When a member of my team promotes to a new title, it’s time to make a fuss over their accomplishment, and I needed a special card for my promoting demonstrators. I’ve also been mulling over the #tgifc282 inspiration challenge:

I pulled out my Stitched Stars dies along with the Strong & Beautiful stamp set to create a circle of STARS:

If you’d like to see me make this card in action, you can see it on my Lunchtime Live Crafting FB Live video.

I can’t wait to pair this card with a little gift to celebrate my team promotions and hope it will remind them that they are making a difference by sharing their creativity. I’m always welcoming new team members who want a discount, need a delightful way to make extra income or crave adult connection…and you could even choose a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine ($120) in your starter kit ($99)! What a great discount!

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