Hi there! Thanks for dropping in for inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! July-December 2021 Mini Catalog~ our International demonstrator design team will delight you with the projects we’ve created and we hope you’ll “try this at home” 😄
Here’s the template for creating this gift box card~ start with a piece of 8-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ card stock:
Tip for window: After scoring the template (and before cutting the tabs), fold both 1″ sides in and and use washi tape to hold the stitched rectangle in place to cut the window on your Cut & Emboss machine. This is the best way to fit it through your machine and the inch on both sides helps you center the window.
These would also be cute to sit at a table for a fall event as place settings! I’ll list the supplies used below if you want to add them to your basket in my store (or jot them down if you have another demonstrator), then scamper over to the next project at Tricia’s Stamping Creations!
Pine cones and Holly Berries Popcorn for you, apples for me Red striped candy, nut cracker handy Kettle a-bubbling hot as can be. Snow clouds hang low and threatening Maybe in won’t, praying it may The brightest fireplace glows in every face Waiting for Christmas day.
You don’t need to wait for Christmas to immerse yourself in all 5 senses of the holidays! Turn on the holiday Pandora station (hear), pop the popcorn (taste) and craft with the The Painted Christmas mega-suite which includes two stamp and die bundles (see), luxurious coordinating ribbon (touch), Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper (see), and Gold Holly Leaves (you can almost smell)!
The Christmas Season Bundle (#156801) features two-step stamp images of pine cones, holly leaves, and other greenery in a soft watercolored look. The coordinating dies include many of the stamp images plus an assortment of labels perfect for adding greetings or creating Christmas gift tags.
The Christmas to Remember Bundle (#156806) is all about thoughtful holiday sentiments that feature mixed fonts and handwritten scripts. The coordinating die set is a unique, layered background image of pine branches, plus an assortment of coordinating pine cones. Each is great on their own, but even better together!
Blue Painter’s Tape or similar for holding mask in place.
TIPS: When using Embossing Paste, don’t worry about perfection. Having varying depths and textures adds to the overall effect. Clean up tools right after using, as the paste dries quickly, and is much easier to clean off the masks and tools while wet. Clean masks and tools with tepid running water and mild liquid dish soap. A soft damp cloth can also be used, but be careful not to bend edges of detailed mask images.
Do you feel like you make the same style of card over and over again? The best way to STRETCH your creative muscles is with a SKETCH!
For my Lunchtime LIve Crafting on my Facebook page today, I started with the #TGIFC329 sketch challenge and the Feels Like Home Sale-a-Bration stamp set…I’m having a ball using these freebies in my Monday videos to help inspire YOU on ways to use the gifts/supplies you earn for each $50 spent through September 30th, and if you want to watch today’s video tutorial, click here!
This is the TGIF sketch challenge and here are my finished card(s):
When you buy the supplies to create this card, you could choose the stamp set FREE!
I thought it was fun to flip the embossed layer over so the mortar is squeezing out between the bricks. It feels very “Mediterranean Seaside” to me… like an armchair vacation to Greece.
My stampin’ friends and I plan a day of creative play twice a year and it’s a labor of love for our customers and teams! We call it StampFest we present it twice: Once in Southern Utah and again in Utah County. We plan and prepare multiple crafting projects for our guests to assemble, stamp beautiful display boards, find gifts to give, prizes to disperse and create cards to swap… and while it’s labor intensive, it’s worth the smiles the day brings!
Friends come together and meet other like-minded crafters, and many wonderful relationships have been formed from these events. Mothers & Daughters love attending together too ❤
Registration is OPEN for our Fall StampFest events and we invite you to play with us!
Our Southern Utah event will be held at the Hurricane Rec Center on Saturday, September 25th and the Utah County event is on Saturday, October 9th at RK Creative Studio in Spanish Fork.
What to expect: Paper crafting projects, door prizes, card swaps, sweet treats and friendships!
What to bring: Scissors and adhesive (adhesive will also be available to purchase at the event)
Registration: Early Bird price is $50 until two weeks before each event. Regular price is $60.
**Cancellation policy**: You may request a refund if cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to event. Registration may be transferred to another person at any time.
Register by clicking the buttons below each banner, or click the pictures to go to the Facebook event pages, where you will get updates and can invite friends to attend with you!
As you begin the transition to Autumn, it’s hard to leave Summer behind…the Harvest Meadow suite helps you straddle the seasons with craftivity!
The Nature’s Harvest stamp set blooms with both beautiful flowers, and sentiments you’ll cherish. The coordinating Harvest Die set includes dies that match the stamped images, plus additional coordinating images and labels.
Enjoy the feeling of earth beneath your fingers as you create with the beautiful crafting tools in this collection:
(#155475) Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, (#155816) Pale Papaya & White 1/2″ (1.3 Cm) Woven Ribbon
TIPS: Create custom ribbon with Stampin’ Blends. Start with a white ribbon or a light color ribbon similar in tone to your chosen color. Color the ribbon using the brush tip of a Stampin’ Blends marker. You can create a solid color, ombre, or rainbow effect. Because Stampin’ Blends are alcohol-based the colored ribbon dries quickly and is ready to use without a long drying time.
JOIN – Choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for only $99! We’ll also throw in a bundle of your choice FROM OUR CURATED LIST.
From August 3 through September 30th, when you join my Sprinkled Ink team, you can choose a bundle from our curated list from the new August-December 2021 Mini Catalog to your Starter Kit for FREE…it the icing on the cake!
The NEW August-December Mini Catalog also goes LIVE today, giving you more options for all the crafting you’ll want to do as the events of the fall come along! Click on the links to browse both catalog online or reach out and request a hard copy from me:
Today I opened and played with the Be Dazzling Designer Series Paper that is going to be a free product to choose with a $50 (US) order for Sale-a-Bration (starting tomorrow, 8/3/21) and let me tell you, I’ve looked around my studio for anything else I can “Be Dazzle”!
Until I took this paper out of the package, I didn’t realize how the faceted pieces caught the light and reflected it! It’s a lovely champagne color and coordinates with gold, so I embossed the greeting in gold embossing powder for the first card and used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut a “frame” from the Be Dazzling paper. The sneak peek of the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set is from the Aug-Dec mini catalog which goes live tomorrow as well!
You can also add COLOR to this sparkling paper: I used a blending brush with the Pumpkin Pie ink pad on this pumpkin and it took the color beautifully. Then I tried a Stampin’ Blends marker to color the leaf, and it worked too! HOWEVER: I would use OLD Stampin’ Blends markers if you want to color the paper, as it’s very rough and may cause the tip of your marker to fray.
This simple card would be a lovely invitation for a fall party or Thanksgiving feast!
When you purchase the supplies to make these cards (list below), you could choose the Be Dazzling paper FREE (while supplies last) for Sale-a-Bration and may even qualify for more than one S-A-B reward!
Whenever a new catalog debuted, my demonstrator friends participate in a card swap. I’ve been a part of many swaps, and I think our group (the Stitched Stampers~ a society of stampers including my Sprinkled Ink team and other demonstrator friends) has the BEST crafters! Even new stampers expand their creativity and abilities by exchanging cards and seeing how to improve.
Each person designs one card and makes multiples of the same card to trade. These were the fabulous creations from our last swap:
(My swap was the 🍑 Peach card I shared in this post)
It’s a nice perk that demonstrators get to order before a catalog goes live, and our stamping friends truly enjoy exchanging ideas! There is always room for you: Would you like to join us?
In true re-cycle fashion, tie dying is back on trend! And it seems a bit more classy than the first time around, don’t you agree?
Naturally, Stampin’ Up! saw this coming and created the Spiral Dye stamp: It creates GROOVY backgrounds for cards (at 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, it covers a standard A2 size card front).
The COOL thing about this stamp is that when you spin the stamped image 180 degrees, you can stamp it a second time with another color and get the Tie-Dye effect! The Stamparatus tool makes it SUPER easy:
Looking at the spiral, it reminded my how often my “well-laid plans” get changed and I have to make adjustments. It happens to you, too, right? Learning to pivot and change directions is a skill that takes practice, but will help us learn to deal more smoothly with life’s unexpected challenges. Which is where I got the inspiration for this card:
Using Magenta Madness and Granny Apple Green as my colors, I stamped the Spiral Dye on a 4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White card stock, then used my trimmer to cut it into 6 random pieces before adding it to my card front. Demonstrators call it the “Scrappy Strip” technique.
To get a perfect edge around the word PIVOT (cut from the very versatile Playful Alphabet Dies), use an old fashioned compass drawing tool on the smallest width and lightly trace around the letters glued to white card stock with a sharp pencil. After fussy cutting, erase any leftover pencil marks.
The Lighthearted Lines had the perfect sentiments to go with it (PLOT TWIST!) and on the inside of the card I used another quote from the set:
Another Lighthearted Line sentiment that would have worked says, “When nothing goes right, go left”
Next I wanted to try embossing with the Spiral Dye and it worked out spectacularly:
It’s even more shiny in person!
I made you a tutorial for this one which you can download by clicking the button…and BTW, if you don’t have Silver Foil Sheets from last year’s catalog, there will be some in the August-December mini catalog coming 8/3!