What’s New at SU! Birthday Dies

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Paper crafters love nothing more than Co-ordination: We swoon for ribbon in Stampin’ Up! colors, we sigh over designer series papers that match our punches and we are head-over-heels when we have dies for stamped images so we don’t have to cut them out!

It’s February and our group of demonstrator friends from around the world are showcasing the NEW SU! Product Coordination release items and we are hoppin’ with excitement to share these projects with you!

The Birthday Dies were designed to coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You Sale-a-Bration Stamp set (which you could choose free with a $50 order before March 31, 2020). Notice the leaf dies: There are TWO leaves on ONE die! This is a great improvement, as tiny dies are too fiddly for me and having two of them together makes them much easier to use!

IMG_4637-(W)My project is a remake of one of my favorite gift packaging because our Acetate Card boxes are perfect for holding a mug cake mix. It’s sort of a “bake-your-own-birthday-cake” gift!

IMG_4640-(W)It’s a pretty, frilly & feminine project, and even though I did end up fussy cutting the sentiment, the dies helped the rest of it come together quickly.

IMG_4639-(W)These are products you will NOT want to wait to order because they are only available while supplies last and since they match some of our most popular items from the current Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration 2020, they are sure to fly off the shelves.

The supplies I used are listed below, and I’d love to hear what you think of this birthday box so before you hop along to the Anke’s blog next (or back to Diane’s project),  leave a comment then keep hoppin’ for more product coordination inspiration!

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Blog Hop Roll:

Joyce Whitman- Stampin’ Scrapper

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Please contact your demonstrator if you have questions or to make a purchase. I’m happy to answer questions about the products and techniques shown.  If you don’t have a demonstrator,  you can use the links below to order the supplies from my Stampin’ Store: 

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What’s New at SU! Peaceful Poppies Suite

Whats new (2)Hi there, crafty friend! With the NEW January – June Mini Catalog, our international group of demonstrators are coming together to showcase the Peaceful Poppies Suite, and trust me when I say, they are irresistible (the stamps, the projects AND the demonstrators!)

JAN_JUNE MINI“I don’t need any more floral stamps,” I told myself when I went to OnStage last November, when Stampin’ Up! released the mini catalog to demonstrators. “I’ve got plenty, so I’m NOT going to buy any more.” Then I saw THAT COVER, and my willpower went about as far as Dorothy across the poppy field in Oz…

Today I’m sharing a photo frame project using the Peaceful Moments bundle. You can order this bundle and save 10% when you get the stamps and coordinating dies together ~OR~ you can let the poppies work their magic on you and succumb to the entire Peaceful Poppies SUITE (like yours truly).

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I found this adorable wooden photo frame at Dollar Tree (only a buck!) and used the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to cover the front – I demonstrated how to do it on different frame in my Monday Lunchtime Crafting Live on my Facebook page.

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The dies make these stunning layered flowers and leaves and I just couldn’t stop adding layers!

A 3/4″ strip of copper foil sheet (stamped with StazOn ink) made a perfect “name plate” for the bottom of the frame: IMG_4344-(W)

To create the ends of the faux plate, just stick it into your Everyday Label Punch like this:

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The photo is from our trip to OntarioCanada to visit Ed & Carolyn Helder last September. I met Carolyn through Stampin’ Up! years ago and we’ve become dear friends and this was certainly one of our most enjoyable vacations OF ALL TIME! How grateful I am for the connections created through crafting. (Carolyn, if you see this, pretend to be surprised when it comes later for your birthday)

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I’ll share the supply list below if you happen to pick up a frame from the dollar store, but if you are ready to pop along our blog hop, enjoy Judi’s poppy-themed project next, or back up to Brenda’s Blog.

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January 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call

Judi Anderson- Judi Stamps

Diane Browning- 24-7 Inkspiration

Cynthia McQueen- A Crowning Creation

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Cheryl Hamilton- Create With Cheryl

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Joyce Whitman- Stampin’ Scrapper

Linda Moore- Moore Fun Stampin’

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Heather Cooper- Playing with Papercrafting

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

 

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What’s New: Toile Tidings for Christmas

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This creative group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the globe are back to showcase CHRISTMAS creations and we appreciate you hopping along with us!

A gorgeous crimson cardinal along with the pastoral print of a countryside Christmas combine to make this card a keepsake:

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It’s really a lovely combination when layered on a Soft Seafoam card base, isn’t it? Stampin’ Up! really provides the best coordinating products to help take the guesswork out of your crafting. I used the Toile Christmas stamp set and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, along with the Stitched Nested Label Dies to provide a background for the bird.

To color the cardinal, I simply used the Watercolor Pencils (White and Daffodil Delight) to color the bird after stamping it in black ink. No need to add water, just start coloring lightly and layering the color.

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It’s a simple card to create, and conveys a beautiful wish for a holiday of happiness!

Flutter back to Diane’s blog or fly forward to Brenda’s blog but don’t miss any of the merry crafts we have shared to inspire you to MAKE the season bright!

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Here are the other blogs: Make sure to visit them all!

Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Pia Gerhardt-Scraproomboom
Pat Ertman-Giftedhandsink
Anke Heim – Scraphexe
Judi Anderson – Judistamps

Diane Browning – 24-7 Inkspiration

Loni Spendlove – Creative Juice by Loni

Brenda Copper – Stamping with the Copper Cropper

What’s New at SU!- Harvest Hellos

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Falling leaves, pumpkin spice, cool weather, apple cider and a Fall-Themed Blog Hop with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the globe who love sharing ideas with you: Does it get better than this?

I’m using the Harvest Hellos bundle from the 2019 Holiday Catalog today, with a twist on traditional Halloween colors: I like the CUTE part of the holiday, so Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and Calypso Coral comprise my basic color palette:

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Betcha can’t look at that pumpkin without smiling!

If you think all white card stock is the same, you haven’t tried our ULTRASMOOTH card stock!! I stamped the pumpkin on that amazing Whisper White card stock in Calypso Coral ink, then used a blender pen to add more of the ink to color him in.

IMG_2942-(W)The Stitched Rectangle Dies make the layers on this card in a snap, add a little vinery by way of the Sprig Punch, and you’ve got a pumpkin patch!

I love it when you say “Hi” and leave me a comment, then hop on over to Diane’s blog for another happy fall project or back to Judi’s Country Home project page:

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The Complete September Blog Hop Roll Call:
Margriet Siekman – Creatiefmarsie
Pat Ertman – Gifted Hands, Ink!
Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Terry Montgomery – Terryficcards
Judi Anderson – Judistamps
Loni Spendlove – Creative Juice by Loni
Diane Browning – 24-7 Inkspiration
Anke Heim – Scraphexe
Sharon Burkert – As the Ink Dries

What’s New: Birds of A Feather

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You must be as excited about holiday crafting as I am, since you are joining our blog hop with this creative group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world! We are hoppin’ with ideas to share with you from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!

I’m giving you a “sneak beak” at one stamp set you’ll certainly want in your crafting “bag of chicks”: the Birds of a Feather stamp set.

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The colors are Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze with Very Vanilla. It was fun to use the Stampin’ Blends to color the cook, too.

This could be the (tur)KEY to a lovely Thanksgiving table setting: Simply replace the greeting with the name of a guest and set it above their plate to indicate where they should sit for the meal of the year!

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The perfect complimenting stamp to the Birds of a Feather set is the All Wired Up background stamp from the annual catalog, don’t you agree?

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Before you fly on to Anke’s blog (or back to Margriet’s), feel free to leave me a comment or message~ It always makes my day to know if you liked what I shared! And here’s a bonus alternate card using the same layout and stamp set, with different colors and images for sending a little love any day of the year: IMG_2776 (W)

What’s New Blog Hop Roll: