Cards for A Cause

Hi!  I am excited to offer a Cards for A Cause Class to Go!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month here in the US and I am offering this class in support of Breast Cancer Research.  As someone diagnosed with the disease last year, I wanted to do something to help further finding a cure.

The class features the Count on Me stamp set.  I love this stamp set and find it easy to make cards to support others going through a rough patch.  You will receive a PDF with how to make each of the 4  cards, the consumable supplies and the stamp set in the full class.  There are two other options as listed below:

  • PDF Tutorial – $20
  • PDF Tutorial + Consumable Supplies – $35
  • PDF Tutorial + Consumable Supplies + Count On Me Stamp Set – $55

$20 of each offering will be donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation in October.

Register today by sending an email to:  teresasstampinspot@gmail.com with your class option.    A Paypal invoice will be sent.

Class supplies will be mailed by October 18th.  PDF only orders – the PDF will be emailed on October 19th.

Register by October 2!

You Are A Blessing

Hi!  I just wanted to let you know that you are a Blessing to me!  I thank you so much for supporting my Stampin’ Up! business – whether it is by leaving a comment, a like, reading my post, my newsletter, or making a purchase.   I hope I have inspired you along the way.

I created this card using the Rustic Harvest Suite in the July-December Mini Catalog.  The only stamping is the sentiment.  That is stamped in Jet Black StaZon ink on a scrap of Basic White and punched with the Double Oval punch.  That is attached to the larger oval from that punch on a piece of Mossy Meadow scrap.

I love the look of the pumpkin – there are slight impressions in the die – which can be seen better in this picture:

 

I love the texture that adds to the card.

To make it easier to attach the curly vines, apply a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Mossy Meadow scrap before die-cutting.  This way, the adhesive is already on the vine and you can just peel it off and attach.

Here are the dimensions:

  • Base – Mossy Meadow – 4 ¼” x 11”, score and fold at 5 ½”.
  • Basic White – 4” x 5 ¼” – 2 pieces
  • Designer Series Paper –  3 ¾”” x 6 ½”, score at 5” and fold up
  • Basic White scrap for sentiment
  • Cajun Craze scrap for pumpkin die cuts
  • Mossy Meadow – scrap for vine and stem die cuts and oval punch

Yes, the Black and White piece is the backside of the Designer Series Paper – allowing you to score and fold up to see both sides.  Conversely, if you’d rather not use that much DSP, you can cut two separate pieces – the first measuring 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, the second measuring 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″.  This should allow a 1/4″ overlap of the two pieces which is covered by the ribbon.

The second piece of Basic White is used for the inside of the card – as this is a dark color base, it is good to use a piece of Basic White on  which to write your message.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, Stampin’ Up! has announced Weekly Deals for the month of September -the first set of deals is available now with the next being released on Sept 8.  My favorite this week is the Kraft Note Card & Envelope set which includes 20 note cards and envelopes AND comes in a Kraft box!  This is perfect for creating a card set to gift this holiday season.  Check them out and all the rest before the new deals release on Sept 8.

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Special Note

Hi!  Happy Hump Day!

Today I have a card I made using the Splendid Day suite in the July-December Mini Catalog.  I love how it turned out.  Stampin’ Up! offered a virtual crafting day featuring this suite and this card was inspired from that.  I made a few minor tweaks – but not many.

Special Day, Brick Wall, Just A Note, Just Because, Friendship. Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2022JulyDecMini

The background for the card is created using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  After running it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine, use a Blending Brush and White Craft ink to rub ink in some spots.

Before die cutting the Basic White leaves, attach a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back – this will make it so much easier to attach to the Calypso Coral cardstock.

Stamp the leaves and flowers in Jet Black StaZon ink on Soft Seafoam and Petal  Pink cardstock respectively.  Die cut with coordinating dies.  Use the half-circle die from the set to die cut a piece of the Designer Series Paper – pick your favorite pattern.

Stamp the sentiment in Jet Black StaZon on a scrap of Basic White and punch with the Double Oval punch.

The base is a piece of Basic White Thick cardstock, cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.

Wrap a piece of Soft Seafoam Seam Binding ribbon around the Calypso Coral piece and tie a knot.

Attach the Calypso Coral embossed piece to the base.

Arrange the die cut pieces and attach using Seal or dimensionals.

Attach the half circle near the middle and offset the sentiment to the left.

A simple, but elegant card to brighten someone’s day!

Today is also the last day of Sale-A-Bration – so if you haven’t placed your order yet, get it in so you don’t miss out on the FREE goodies you can earn with a $50 or $100 order (US, prior to S/H and tax).  Just click on any product below to get to my store.

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Fancy Fold with DSP

Hi!  How are you today?  We are winding down with Sale-A-Bration – as it ends on August 31, so I wanted to share with you one last card featuring the Wonderful World Bundle.

This one uses both the Designer  Series Paper and the coordinating Stamp set that you get in the bundle.  You still have time to earn this bundle FREE with a $100 purchase (US, prior to S/H and tax) in my on-line store.

Wonderful World, Very Best Occasions, Stampin' Up!, DSP, SU!, #SAB2022

Ok, so I did say that this was a Fancy Fold. what makes it that?  The Designer Series Paper is actually  4″ x 12″, so when you open the card, here is what you see!

Wonderful World, DSP, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #SAB2022, Fancy Fold

Isn’t that pretty?  Now you don’t  have to worry about which side of the paper to showcase!  This card showcases both!  You could use the entire pack to make 36 cards (you would just have to forgo the strip inside the card).

Here’s what you need:

  • Base – Mossy Meadow – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 12″, score at 5 1/4″ and 10 1/2″ – fold down on the first score and up on the second.
  • Inside – Basic White – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Strip (optional) – 1/2″ x 5 1/4″

Attach the back flap of the Designer Series Paper to the Base Mossy Meadow.  Adhere the bottom flap of the Designer Series Paper to the front using Seal adhesive.  Wrap the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Thread (on the Clearance Rack for $2.80!) around the front and tie in a knot.

Use the Stampin’ Write Markers – Melon Mambo and Mossy Meadow, to ink the flower right on the stamp, and then stamp on a scrap of Basic White.  Die cut with the Stylish Shapes circle die.  Stamp the sentiment from Very Best Occasions (found in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog) in StaZon Jet Black ink over the flower.   Attach the circle to the card front using dimensionals.

I highly recommend the Very Best Occasions Stamp Set – the sentiments are prefect for card fronts – or insides, and covers Birthday, Christmas, Sympathy, Thinking of You, Thank You and just because.  I love when a sentiment set covers many different purposes.   With 3 kids out of the house, the sentiment above will be getting lots of use this coming year.

Just a reminder, I am offering a Double Down for every $50 and $100 purchase made with this link through Monday, August 29th.   You can get a FREE, new in package, stamp set or bundle when you place a $50 or $100 order.   Link to store: https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=ATHJQUSR

DOUBLE DOWN  $50 purchase (prior to S/H and tax): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=TeresasStampinSpot&set=a.456580756483643

DOUBLE DOWN  $100 purchase (prior to S/H and tax): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=TeresasStampinSpot&set=a.456607623147623

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No Ink Required

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope today is a good day!  I’ve had a chance to play with the Wonderful World Sale-a-Bration Bundle – which you can earn FREE through August 31 with a $100 purchase (US, prior to S/H and tax).

I wanted to share how easy it is to make a card using the pretty Designer Series Paper in this bundle – with no stamping required.  (You could, tho, if you wanted to add a sentiment).

Wonderful World DSP, 2022SAB2, Stampin' Up!, SU!

The flowers in this Designer Series Paper are perfect for use on their own.  For this card, I punched 3 of the flowers using the Postage Stamp punch.  The layers for the card are:

  • Base – Thick Basic White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.
  • Basic White – 5 1/4″ x 4″, run through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss with the Stripes and Splatters 3D Embossing Folder (just the top of the piece.
  • Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″

I am using  Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim which is on the Clearance Rack for just $2.80, behind the punched flowers.  As I said, it was quick to put together and required no stamping.

I hope this helps you take a look at your Designer Series Paper in a whole new light!

You have until August 31 to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration.  Shop my on-line store  with Host Code ATHJQUSR to grab your FREE items!  I am also doubling down through August 29th.  You can get a FREE, new in package, stamp set or bundle when you place a $50 or $100 order using the host code above.   Link to store: https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=ATHJQUSR

DOUBLE DOWN  $50 purchase (prior to S/H and tax): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=TeresasStampinSpot&set=a.456580756483643

DOUBLE DOWN  $100 purchase (prior to S/H and tax): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=TeresasStampinSpot&set=a.456607623147623

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Wonderful Watercolors

Hi!  As I mentioned previously, it is National Watercoloring Month!  One of my favorites techniques is the Watercolor Wash – it is fun, easy to do, and every card looks a little bit different.  I shared this technique at a recent workshop I did and so today, am sharing it with you.

Quiet Meadow, Charming Sentiments, Watercolor Wash, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #watercoloring

To create the background, add a few drops of reinker to the lid of its coordinating ink pad.  Use a Watercolor Brush to pick up the ink and paint it onto Watercolor Paper measuring 3 3/4″ x 5″.  My colors here are all from the 2022-2024 In Colors and start from the top – Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis and Starry Night.   Set aside to dry.

For the flowers, die cut a piece of Watercolor paper using the Meadow Dies.  Using the same technique as above, add color for the flowers and stem.  Set aside to dry.  Die-cut the same flower from a piece of Basic Black cardstock as well.

On a scrap piece of Basic White, stamp a sentiment in Orchid Oasis ink from the Charming Sentiments stamp set.  Die cut with the coordinating die.  I truly LOVE this bundle.  I do not have an electric die-cutting machine, and have loved the look of the die-cut sentiments so was super excited when I saw this bundle in the new catalog.

The base of this card is Orchid Oasis – cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  A piece of Basic Black measuring 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ is adhered on front.

Tie a piece of the glittered Orchid Oasis ribbon around the Watercolor paper and adhere to the Basic Black mat.

You can give the flower a little bit of sparkle with the Wink Of Stella glitter brush as seen in the picture above.  (It shimmers a bit more in real life).  Attach the watercolor flower to the die cut Basic Black – shifting it slightly so that you can see just a bit of the Basic Black flower behind it.

Tuck the flower stem behind the ribbon and attach to the Watercolor background.  Use dimensionals to attach the sentiment over the ribbon.  Finish the card by adding a few of the 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots.

If you are like me and love the look of watercolor, I hope you’ll give this technique a try.

You’ll find all the supplies to make this card in my on-line store – simply click on any of the products below and you will get there.  Don’t forget that we are also Sale-A-Brating and you earn FREE products when your purchase is $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax).

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July Happenings!

Hi!  Wow!  Lots going on this month – new July-December Mini Catalog, 2nd Round of Sale-A-Bration and it’s National Watercoloring Month!

Let’s start with Sale-A-Bration!  During Sale-A-Bration – there are 3 ways to participate!

SHOP – For every $50 spent (US, prior to S/H and tax), you can choose a select Sale-A-Bration product for FREE!  There are also a few products available with a $100 purchase.  See the Sale-A-Bration brochure in the right side bar to see what you can earn.

HOST – Host a catalog, virtual, or in-person party – or spend $300 yourself, and you will earn the Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set FREE!

JOIN – Join my Stampin’ Up! team during Sale-A-Bration and get the Making Plans Collection FREE in your starter kit!  The collection includes a 2022-July through 2023-December Making Plans Planner, the Making Plans Notebook Trio and the exclusive Making Plans Stamp Set.  If you love planners – then don’t miss out on this great deal!    Join my team today!

Are you ready to get started with your holiday crafting?  Then check out all the new products in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!  Your go-to catalog for all papercrafting needs to make fall and winter themed cards and projects!  You’ll find a link to the catalog in the right-hand side bar.  I am also offering a Designer Series Paper Share for the new papers in this mini catalog.  Orders are due by July 10.  Cost is $32 (plus $9 priority shipping for long-distance folks).  You get 113 6″x6″ sheets which includes the Host Designer Series Paper and 2 Sale-A-Bration papers!  Email me at teresasstampinspot@gmail.com to order your share.

Lastly, July is National Watercoloring Month!  Check out this video for some fun Watercolor Techniques!  Don’t have what you need, you’ll find the products used in my on-line store-  just click on the Shop Now button over to the right to get to my store.

I love watercoloring, and will post a few of my creations as the month goes on.

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This Or That – CAS Style

Hi!  Today I am sharing 2 cards with you to see which one you prefer – This or That – Clean and Simple Style.

THIS: Textured Background

Squared Away, Floral Squares, Expressions in Ink, Love of Leaves, Thank You, CAS, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2021AnnualCatalog

THAT:  Score Lines

Squared Away, Floral Squares, Expressions in Ink, Love of Leaves, Thank You, CAS, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2021AnnualCatalog

I am finding that I love the Clean and Simple look  and finding that it doesn’t have to be boring – you can add interest with the use of a 3D Embossing Folder – such as the Tasteful Textile folder used in THIS – or by just adding some score lines as seen in THAT.

For both cards, I used the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper – my favorite in the Annual Catalog and the Floral Squares dies – such a fun set of dies (they are bundled with the All Squared Away stamp set which makes cute backgrounds for these die cuts as well).  I cut each floral frame twice and attached them together to give the image some dimension.

To make a frame for my image, I chose the Stitched with Whimsy dies.

The sentiment is from the Love of Leaves stamp set – I wanted a small font and this was perfect for the Thank You cards I needed to send for the end of September orders I received.

The main colors for the card are:

  • Basic White – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score at 5 1/2″ and fold, mat layer 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Evening Evergreen – 5 1/4″ x 4″ for the mat

The Floral Squares measure 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ when cut, so I cut the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper the same size.

So, which look do you like better?  THIS or THAT?  Leave a comment and let me know!

By the way, I am so close to hitting my $200K career sales milestone!  Thank you so much to those who shop with me!

October ordering special:  Purchase the Peaceful Place Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalog by October 21st and receive this tutorial FREE!

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Summer Shadow Pocket

Hi!  How are you?  I was playing around with some Sale-A-Bration products – which are sadly going away at the end of the month and came up with this pocket card to share with you.

Birthday, Pocket Card, Summer Shadows, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2021SaleABration

Pocket cards are fun to make and relatively quick, too.  The base for this card is Basic Black and measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I chose to use just one piece of the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper (FREE with a $50 purchase until Sept 30 or while supplies last).  The back piece measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ and the front piece measures 4″ x 4 3/4″ – score at 1″ on the 4 3/4″ side and fold down.

Place Tear & Tape on the other 3 sides (not the edge with the score) and adhere to the 4″ x 5 1/4″ DSP.

A piece of Fresh Freesia ribbon – darkened with the Highland Heather Dark Stampin’ Blend is wrapped around the flap and attached on the back.  A smaller piece is then used to create the knot on the front.

The flowers are die cut using the Summer Shadow Dies (Sale-A-Bration item with a $100 purchase) from Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape card stock.  The leaves are die cut from Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green.  The sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape and die cut with the Rectangle Stitched dies.

The insert is a piece of Basic White measuring 3 1/4 x 4 1/2″.

If you haven’t tried a pocket card, give it a shot – I think you’ll find them fun to make.

As I mentioned above, we are winding down Sale-A-Bration – less than 2 weeks to go.  So, head on over to my store, and once you spend $50 (prior to S/H and tax), you’ll get to add a FREE Sale-A-Bration product to your order.   UPDATED:  The Be Dazzled and Summer Shadow Dies have SOLD OUT!

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More Fun With Scraps

Hi!  Back today with another great way to use up Designer Series Paper scraps!

Expressions In Ink, Scraps, Hello, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2021AnnualCatalog, #usehtosescraps

I wish I had been able to get a better picture – this card is stunning in real life.  The gold accents in the Designer Series Paper just pop with the Gold die cut.

The scraps measure 3/4″ x 3″ – so a 3″ x 3″ scrap is what you would need.  The scraps are staggered on the card front and attached with dimensionals.

The base is Pale Papaya measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  The Basic White measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ and is embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

This Designer Series Paper is the Expressions in Ink Specialty Paper -and truly can stand on its own.  For this card, I paired it with a die from the Birds & More die set and Gold Foil.

The sentiment is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and is from the Forever Fern stamp set.

A few Metallic Pearls finish off the card.  If you have not yet checked out the Expressions In Ink Designer Specialty Paper in the Annual Catalog, I highly recommend it!

There are just 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration!  So don’t delay in getting those orders in.  The Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ paper has sold out and is no longer available.

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