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.

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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:

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!

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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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)

Download the Tutorial HERE

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!

 

Split Panel Shaker Card

Combining unique techniques to create a one-of-a-kind card is so gratifying– This is one I shared on my Facebook Lunchtime Live Crafting a few Mondays ago and I finally edited the video tutorial to share with you!

IMG_6035-(W)-2-(W)It’s a Split Panel card with a Mason Jar Shaker Dome and you can make it in many colors~ I used the 2020-2022 In Colors. 

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You may have noticed the second one ISN’T a shaker card…I gave the one from the video away!

You can watch and follow along in the video to create your own:

You can order all the supplies to create this card from my Stampin’ Store. Let me know if you try it and how you love it!

Meanwhile, join me each Monday at 12:30 pm (MT) for live crafting on my Creative Juice by Loni Facebook Page.

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Pot of Tulips to Help You Heal

How I love a punch that coordinates with a stamp set! And tulips! And teaching you a fun fold card! It all comes together with my pot of tulips to brighten the day of someone who is recovering from a health challenge:

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The flowers pull out so you can write a message below, and still fits inside an envelope:tuliploni

Download the Tulip Pot Card Tutorial

Tip: As you are adding the tulips to the top of your white card stock, lay it on top of an envelope so you adhere the flowers within the dimensions of the sides of the envelope.

When placing an order in my Stampin’ Store, please don’t select “no contact”: I want to send you a hand-stamped thank you card and can only do that if I can see who ordered!

Will you try making this card? Let me know in the comments!

The Gang’s All Meer for Sale-a-Bration

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Sale-a-Bration 2020 is is FULL SWING and today I’m sharing a few projects made with the coolest Kats: The Gang’s All Meer stamp set was the first stamp set I chose for free with my initial S-A-B order! meer.jpg

Yesterday I demonstrated this card on my Lunchtime Crafting Live that happens each Monday on my Creative Juice Facebook Page:

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Isn’t that adorable? And it’s super simple to make.

I though it would also be fun to make a gift pouch from the Stampin’ Up! Pillow Boxes with these cute kats:

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It’s the right size for a gift card and candy bar, or jewelry and other small gifts!

Download the Stand Up Friend Birthday Pouch tutorial here

The Gang’s All Meer stamp set is only available during Sale-a-Bration 2020 and is FREE with a $50 purchase from my Stampin’ Store. There are many options for S-A-B rewards in addition to this stamp set, and remember that they are while supplies last, or until March 31, 2020! It’s the perfect time to stock up on your stamping supplies.

Thanks for visiting and take the time to create something beautiful today!

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Dressed to Impress

 

The Mini Catalog Inspiration

“And the winner for Best Dressed is…Stampin’ Up!”

This fun and flirty Dressed To Impress stamp set includes images and sassy greetings to help you create the ultimate in fashionable paper crafting – The All Dressed Up Dies include dies that coordinate with the stamp images, plus dies to make an awesome 3D purse! Bundle them together and add them to your spring fashion collection.

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Dressed To Impress – Mother’s Day Note Card

Dressed To Impress - Mother's Day Note Card
This note card project highlights an unexpected use for the purse handle die: Use it as stripes for your card!

Heat emboss the flowers and perfume bottle, then stamp off the colors once on scratch paper before using them to “color in”: The soft colors and fashionable floral and stripe design are perfect for spring occasions such as Mother’s Day, bridal showers, birthdays, and much more!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Dressed to Impress (#151666)

CARDSTOCK: Whisper White (#100730), Coastal Cabana (#131297), Grapefruit Grove (#146972), Petal Pink (#146985)

PAPER: None

INK: VersaMark (#102283), Granny Apple Green (#147095), Bermuda Bay (#147096), Coastal Cabana (#147097), Grapefruit Grove (#147142)

ACCESSORIES: Stampin’ Emboss Powder Gold (#109129), From My Heart Faceted Gems (#151154)

ADHESIVES: SNAIL (#104331), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Mini Glue Dots (#103683), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309) or Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)

TOOLS: All Dressed Up Dies (#151665), Heat Tool (#129053), Embossing Buddy (#103083)

TIPS: Rub the Embossing Buddy over paper before heat embossing to reduce static. This helps prevent stray bits of embossing powder from sticking where you don’t want them.

VIEW SUITE ONLINE

BEST DRESSED SUITE VIDEO

DOWNLOAD THE CATALOG

Best Dressed Suite

Pink for October

Updated 10/29/19: Marni Maxwell is the winner of the giveaway! Hurrah!

The most frightening things in life aren’t monsters, witches and goblins. The scariest things are more personal and realistic, like loneliness, human cruelty and illness that can lead to loss of life. If you or someone you love is/has gone through cancer, you know how truly scary that can be.

Let’s pause the Halloween parade for a moment and find a way to give support to those who are struggling with cancer. Sometimes we don’t know what to say or do when a friend is going through illness: a card can be a tangible reminder that you are loving and praying for them always.

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While I made this Tri-fold card pink for Breast Cancer awareness, you could easily change the colors to support the challenge you are consoling. IMG_3441-(W) 2

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The internet is good for some things: When I was looking for what to write to someone with cancer, I found this article (from the cancer.livebetterwith website) had the best advice. Here’s a tidbit from Alison & Brian, who were interviewed for ideas:

” ‘Anecdotes of everyday life connect the reader back with the real world’ – and this can be a pleasant change for people who are spending lots of time at home in bed, or traveling to and from the hospital… Even small observations can really help to draw your reader out of their day-to-day routine and give them pause to think and reflect.”

Download card tutorial here

Let’s make someone’s day: If you have a friend going through Breast Cancer now (October 2019), please leave a comment and tell me why they are special to you. I’ll draw a winner at random for the Support Ribbon Framelit Dies (for you to keep and make this card) and a lovely Breast Cancer Crusade Ribbon bracelet (for you to give to your friend)!

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Winner will be drawn on October 28th.