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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Plaid Tidings: 3 for Free Class Kit

When a stamp set works for more than one season, it’s a great investment. When you can get it in a bundle with dies that could be used for ANYTHING, it’s as good as if you had invested in ZOOM in 2019.

I’ve chosen this collection of products to be my “3 for Free” class in September 2020: When you purchase the Plaid Tidings Suite from my Stampin’ Store, I’ll send you the consumable supplies to create 3 projects and the tutorial for the projects will hit your email inbox before the supplies arrive in your mailbox!

It was delightful to invent this new fun fold~ calling it the Label Flap Card:

Here’s the video tutorial…count it as ANOTHER card you can create with your new supplies!

The Christmas version of the same card:

There are a few things you’ll need to complete the 3-for-Free class kit. You may substitute ink colors or adhesives you already have in your craft studio as well as a compatible die cutting machine (like the Big Shot). If you need any of these supplies, you may add them to your order at the same time.

Suggested Supplies:

Ink pads: Memento Black, Cinnamon Cider, Pretty Peacock, Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce.

Stampin’ Blends: Pumpkin Pie Combo

Other: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Simply Scored ~or~ Stampin Trimmer, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Seal Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Small circle punch, stapler

Click the image below to order the Plaid Tidings Suite and get the 3-for-Free Class Kit in the mail!

Year-Round Home Frame

 

The August–December 2020 Mini Catalog Inspiration

PLAID TIDINGS SUITE

Following up from my last post: The Celebration Tidings stamp set is part of the Plaid Tidings Suite in the August-December Mini Catalog and I think you need to see MORE of it because it covers so many things!

Use the products for bag toppers (see last post), greeting cards and home decor like this interchangeable, multi-season, decor frame. With an interchangeable “O” for each season, wouldn’t it be a lovely gift to enjoy all year round?

Multi-Season Decor Frame:
Multi-Season Decor Frame

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OTHER

4″ x 6″ picture frame or larger with a mat to 4″ x 6″, small strong magnets or hook and loop dots

TIP: Grab some scrap paper and practice stamping the script words (“sweet home”) that use the individual Make a Difference alphabet stamps or use the Stamparatus for more precise placement.

Coordinating Products

PLAID TIDINGS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH) CELEBRATION TIDINGS BUNDLE (ENGLISH) CELEBRATION TIDINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH) PLAID TIDINGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER CELEBRATION LABELS DIES 3/8

Plaid Tiding Suite

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The August–December 2020 Mini Catalog

Starting the Holiday Season Now!

August-December 2020 Mini Catalog

It’s hard to imagine the crisp air of Autumn or the warm cocoa that warms you in winter, but Fall is just around the corner and the first sign of the change in seasons is the arrival of the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog!

This not-so-mini is packed with festive goodies and inspiration you can view it online now. Contact me if you haven’t received your personal copy yet!

Enjoy the new and improved store as you are shopping, and don’t forget to use any Bonus Day Coupons you may have earned in July!

 

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August December Mini Catalog

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BUNDLE & SAVE 10%

Did you know that Bundles of stamps and punches or dies are available at a 10% discount? Here’s an important tip: Look for coordinating stamps and tools bundled together!

Dog Days of Summer

We are in the “Dog Days of Summer”, but do you know what that means?

It refers to a period of particularly hot and humid weather occurring during the summer months of July and August. In ancient Greece and Rome, the Dog Days were believed to be a time of drought, bad luck, and unrest, when dogs and men alike would be driven mad by the extreme heat. This heat wave coincides with the rising of Sirius, the Dog Star toward dawnThe name “Sirius” even stems from Ancient Greek seírios, meaning “scorching.”

For the ancient Egyptians, the dawn rising of Sirius (known to them as “Sothis”) also coincided the Nile River’s flood season. They used the star as a “watchdog” for that event.

Of course, the appearance of Sirius does not actually affect seasonal weather, but because it rises near dawn during the hottest part of summer, the star lends it’s lore to the hot and humid season.

Now you know the history, let’s make a fast and simple card using the Dog Builder punch!

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Download the Tutorial Here

Order the Dog Builder Punch here

The best way to stay cool during these “Dog Days of Summer” is to craft in your air-conditioned craft room. Take my advice and make something to mail to a friend 🙂

 

Retail Therapy Escalated!

 

New Online Store

Have you visited my new Stampin’ Store?

There are quite a few improvements that make your shopping better than ever:

  • It works seamlessly on desktops, smartphones, and tablets
  • Larger images for products and samples
  • More intuitive navigation and searches
  • BEST OF ALL- you can create a wish list and favorites!

Your account information and password will work with the new site, but because this is a new site you will need to sign in the first time you shop. If you had your browser remember your email and password, it won’t be saved anymore.

If you are unsure of your login ID and password, I recommend using the Forgot Password link to reset your password as soon as possible (see steps below)

Would you please visit my store, sign in, and select me as your demonstrator ASAP so I may continue to serve your creative passions?

VISIT MY STORE

New Store - Sign-in

See the picture with the Sign In steps above.

1. Click Sign In

2. Sign in with email and password

3. Click the Forgot Password link if you need to reset your password.

Improved Navigation

It’s easier to find what you are looking for with navigation menus that expand. For example, the image shows what happens if you select “Stamps” from the Featured Products section. You can then narrow down your search by Season, and then refine it even more with a specific season.

New Store - Navigation

Improved Filtering

When you are shopping you’ll see “Filter By” in the menu on the left.

You can filter by several options including size, price, product type, occasion, color, etc.

New Store - Filter

Wish List & Favorites List

You can also add items to a new list or Wish List from the quick view page, not just the individual product page. You could track product you already have on hand.

New Store - Wish List

Filter & Sort by Color

If you click on the Shop By Color link you’ll see every color listed. Click on the color to see the products available in that color.

New Store - Colors

I hope you enjoy all the new features.  I appreciate your business and want to continue offering you amazing products and my personal service, so please be sure to update your preferred demonstrator selection.


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Theater Card: Whale of a Time

This is a card you send to someone you really *really* REALLY love… and they are going to love it, too!

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We made this at our July stamp club so you don’t need to be cautious to try it: It’s easier than it looks and the trick is to cut the basic pieces first.

Once you’ve made one Theater Card, you’ll want to make another. I’m here to make it easier for you with a video tutorial and cutting guide (see below).

Before I give you the cutting instructions, I wanted to tell you that today is World Day against Human Trafficking: Did you know we have more people enslaved now than ANY other time in the world?  And of the 30 million current slaves, 10 million are children? I’ve supported Operation Underground Rescue as my primary charity since I learned about this pernicious plague 3 years ago, so I’m linking arms again today and tomorrow with O.U.R. to help make a difference and your order will help!

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Thank you for considering how to help make a difference and Rise Up for the children. Now on to the instructions for your Theater Card pieces.

Cutting Guide:
Cut the following pieces from the same color of card stock:

  • (2) 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • (2) 4” x 5-3/8” scored in landscape position at 1-1/16” and 2-5/8” (watch video for instructions to cut slits)
  • (2) 6-1/4” x 3/4” strips, scored on each end at 1”
  • (1) 1-1/4” x 4-1/4” trimmed to an i-Beam (see video)

Designer Series Paper (DSP)

  • 5-1/4” x 4” for front of card
  • 3” x 4” for back of “stage”
  • 3/4” x 4” for front of I-Beam (optional)

Tips:

  1. Layer the largest piece of DSP on the front of a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” panel (don’t adhere them together yet). Use the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a window in the front of both
  2. Adhere the DSP frame to card stock frame, and cut the piece of DSP from the inside of the frame in half to use for the “curtain” later.
  3. Use the Multipurpose liquid glue: It has some “wiggle room” while it is wet, then a firm bond once it dries.

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Playful Pets Suite

The purr-fectly whimsical Playful Pets suite includes stamps that capture the cute personalities of some of our favorite 4-legged friends, while the dies make crafting with the stamps or Designer Series Paper fast and fabulous.

I’m showing one layout done two ways. The first is a simple stamping card using stamps, ink, and paper. The second is a stepped up version that adds in die cutting, 3D embossing, and heat embossing.

Playful Pet Cards

SUPPLIES:

BOTH CARDS:

STAMPS

Stamp Set Cling Pampered Pets (#152520)

PAPER

Whisper White cardstock (#100730)

Basic Gray cardstock (#121044)

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (#152489)

ADHESIVE

Mini Glue Dots (#103683)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)

Stampin’ Seal (#152813)EMBELLISHMENTS

Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack (#152466)

SIMPLE STAMPING CARD:

INK

Jet Black Stazon Pad (#101406)

Watercolor Pencils (#141709)

Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (#149014)

Real Red Ink Pad (#147084)

Basic Gray Ink Pad (#149165)

OTHER

Sticky Note

STEPPED UP CARD:

PAPER

Real Red cardstock (#102482)INK

VersaMark Pad (#102283)

TOOLS

Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder (#149643)

Stitched Rectangles Dies (#151820)

Heat Tool (#129053)

EMBELLISHMENTS

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109132 )

Playful Pets Trinkets (#152465)

TIP: When creating a mask, stamp the image over the sticky section of a sticky note so that the sticky will help the mask stay in place while stamping.

Coordinating Products

Playful Pets Suite Collection

Pampered Pets Bundle

Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper

 Playful Pets Trinkets

Watercolor Pencils

Blender Pens

Stampin' Seal

Playful Pet Suite

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Playful Pet Suite

 

Watercolor Wash: Wild Rose

July is World Watercolor Month and the new Water Painters from Stampin’ Up! will have you feeling like an artist in minutes.

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Wondering how they work? Watch the video tutorial on my Facebook Page! This is one of the cards I showed you how to make:

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The layout follows the #GDP250 sketch challenge250

I love watercoloring over embossing because the raised edges keep the colors in place, or in the case of the watercolor wash, the image appears like magic.

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Have fun trying this technique yourself!

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G.O.A.T. Greatest of All Time

For a short while, we raised a goat. He was a curious little creature, and the kids really enjoyed his antics. They are funny four-legged animals with tons of personality…kind of like the Way to Goat stamp set: goat set

As I was playing with these stamps I happened to have a Melon Mambo frame laying on my desk that I had already cut from the Ornate Layers dies and the idea for this simple card was born:IMG_6143-(W2)

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Making cards with the Way to Goat stamp set will make you laugh out loud! Thanks for ordering the necessary supplies from my Stampin’ Store and keep on crafting every day!