For the Love of Honey

Hi!  Welcome to the New Occasions Catalog!  I LOVE this catalog!  So many great products and loaded with inspiration!

I’ll admit, I wasn’t in love with this suite when I first skimmed through the catalog, but after seeing a few creations, I knew I had to get it.  On Tuesday, I shared this bundle in my Facebook Live for these two cards.

Bees, Hello, Honey Bee, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

This layout may look familiar as I did share it last year during Sale-A-Bration featuring the Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  I couldn’t resist, since I had a few scraps laying on my table to make it again with this new suite.  The Designer Series Paper is a Sale-A-Bration item that you can earn FREE when making a $50 minimum purchase (prior to S/H and tax) in my on-line store.  The Bee is stamped in StaZon Jet Black ink and die cut using the coordinating dies.  I used Daffodil Delight Dard Stampin’ Blend to color the bee and then Wink of Stella Clear on the wings.  The sentiment is from the set as well – and punched using the Classic Label Punch.

Bees, Honey Bees, Thinking of You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

For this card, I used a few more of the dies to cut the honeycomb, hive and bees.  Crushed Curry Ink, JetBlack StaZon and the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend are my colors.

You will find both cards in this video:

If you purchase the bundle and add in cardstock or the Stampin’ Blends, you can select the Golden Honeycomb Designer Series Paper FREE!

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Happy New Year!!

Hi! Welcome to 2020! Wow, did 2019 go by quickly! I hope 2020 is starting off with a bang for you! No card for you today, just some updates to kick-off the year while I get back into the swing of things.

The 2020 Occasions Catalog is LIVE today! How exciting! Everything you need for the Spring in one awesome catalog!

Just click the link on the right to see all the goodness it contains.  If you’d like your own hard copy, let me know – I’ll be happy to mail you one!

The other exciting news for today – it is time for Sale-A-Bration!  What is that you ask?  Well, it is Stampin’ Up!’s most favorite time of year!  There are 3 ways you can take advantage of Sale-A-Bration:

Shop – For every $50 (prior to S/H and tax) you earn 1 FREE LEVEL 1 product from the Sale-A-Bration brochuse (click on the brochure on the right to see what this year’s offerings are).  If you spend $100 (prior to S/H and tax), you can choose 2 LEVEL 1 products or 1 LEVEL 2 product!  There are no limits to the amount of FREE goodies you can earn!!

Host – Host a $300 workshop (or place your own $300 order) and you will automatically receive the Little Ladybug Stamp Set FREE!!  This set is adorable and ONLY AVAILABLE to Hosts during Sale-A-Bration!  So, book your party with me today!!

Join – Join my Stampin’ Up! team and not only do you get to choose $125 worth of product for just $99 plus tax, you also get the following products FREE:

  • Mini Table Top Paper Cutter
  • 48 6″x6″ Designer Series Papers representing different Designer Series Paper packs featured in the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalogs!
  • Any stamp set of your choice!

This is a great deal!!  If you have questions about being a Demonstrator, please let me know!  Ready to sign-up?  Click HERE to Join!

I am also hosting 2 Kick-off Parties next weekend.  If you are local to Northboro, MA, join me at my home on Saturday, Jan 11 from 10am-Noon to see the products in person!   Not local or can’t make it?  Join me on Sunday, Jan 12 from 8-9PM in this Facebook Group for an on-line party!

I can’t wait to share all the awesome goodness of these 2 Catalogs!

 

I am working on getting back to my more frequent posts, Facebook Lives and enjoying sharing my creativity with you!

Thank you so much for supporting my business!!

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Let It Snow Tag

Hi!  Today I have a darling tag for you made with the Let It Snow suite.

Snowman,Let it Snow, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Holiday2019

As you probably guessed, I am having tons of fun with this suite!  These tags are cute and simple and leave plenty of room on the back for a message if needed.

The snowman is stamped in Jet Black Stazon Ink and colored with markers – Basic Grey, Real Red, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie.  his arms were punched from Soft Suede cardstock.

The tag itself is Coastal Cabana and the top is created using the Delightful Tag punch – this is a fun punch – as you can get 3 different looks on the top depending on the width of your paper.  A scrap of Designer Series Paper is layered near the bottom from the Let it Snow Specialty Paper pack.

Here’s a look at the back of the tag:

Let It Snow, Snowmen, Tags, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Holiday2019

For the sentiment, I stamped in Real Red ink and punched opposite corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.   The Real Red braided ribbon finishes it off.

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s Let It Snow Suite projects.  I do have more – but I will move on to something different next time!

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Boxing Day?

Hi!  Ok, so I am a little early for Boxing Day – but I do have a great box to share with you today featuring the Let It Snow Suite!

Let It Snow, Box, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Holiday2019

This box measure 8″x6″x2″ – so a pretty good size box to gift gloves, cards and tags, socks or other fun item!

Here are the dimensions:

  • Bottom – Whisper White Cardstock – 10″x12″
    • Score at 2″ and 8″ on the 10″ side
    • Score at 2″ and 10″ on the 12″ side
    • Designer Series Paper:
      • 2 pieces 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
      • 2 pieces 7 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Lid – Whisper White Cardstock – 8 1/16″ x 10 1/16″
    • Score at 1″ on all 4 sides
    • Coordinating Solid Cardstock – 7 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
    • Designer Series Paper – 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Form tabs on both the bottom and lid by cutting from the edge to the score line on the long sides of the Whisper White Cardstock.   Fold on all score lines and use Tear & Tape to attach tabs to form box.  Decorate with the Designer Series Paper.

Pretty simple!   What would you place inside?

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A Little Winter Inspiration

Hi! This week I am featuring the Let It Snow Suite in the Holiday Catalog!  I hope you enjoy it!

To kick it off, I have this adorable Kisses Gift Card Holder for you!

Gift Card Holder, Kisses, Snowmen, Let it Snow, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Holiday2019

I truly fell in love with this suite in the Holiday Catalog and I believe you will, too!  Who couldn’t use a cute way to present a gift card!  (And a little chocolate!)

The snowmen are from the Let it Snow Designer Series Specialty Paper.  The sentiment and snowflakes are from the Snowman Season Stamp Set.  The beauty of this bundle – it comes complete with stamp set, punch, specialty paper, and embellishments!  So many uses for this suite with the upcoming holidays.

The base of this project measure 6 3/4 x 9 3/4″.  Here’s where to score:

On the 9 3/4″ side, score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/4″, 6 1/4″, 7 1/4″, 8 1/4″, and 9 1/4″

On the 6 3/4″ side, score at 1″ and 5 3/4″.

Cut off the sides from the top to the 5 1/4″ score line.

Cut off the two small bottom tabs.

Cut in on the 6 1/4, 7 1/4 and 8 1/4″ score lines.

Here’s a template to show you what your card stock should look like when you are done, and the placement of the Tear & Tape to make the box:

Kisses Gift Card Template, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Holiday2019

And here is a video showing how I made this project.  It is the second project – the first is a card that will coordinate with this adorable gift card holder:

I would love to hear your thoughts on today’s project!  If you need any of the supplies for this project, simply click on the product link below to shop in my store!

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Happy Birthday Deer

Hi!  How are you!  Hope your weekend is going well!  Today I have a card for you featuring the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set.

Birthday, Masculine, Deer, Natures Beauty, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Holiday2019

Did you know that for every set sold, Stampin’ Up! is donating $3 to Mental Illness organizations around the world?  Here in the US, the funds raised will support the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI).    During the month of October, I was matching that amount and have decided to continue to match it through the end of the year.   So, if you purchase this set through my on-line store, $6 of your $21 purchase will be donated to NAMI!

Ok – on to the card.  I used Crumb Cake Cardstock for my base.  The trees from the set are stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink.  I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Old Olive inks to lightly sponge on color.

For the deer, I once again used Jet Black Stazon ink.  I then used Watercolor Pencils – Early Espresso and Cajun Craze along with a Blender Pen to color him.  A touch of Old Olive for the grass finished off the panel.

The Stitched Nested Label framelits were used to cut the deer and Early Espresso  mat behind it.

The card is finished by stamping the sentiment  from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set in Jet Black Stazon ink.

If you would like to help me reach my goal of raising $75 for NAMI by the end of December, simply click on this link to purchase the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.

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Have You Seen Snow?

The temperatures are starting to drop and today’s high will be 32.  While I have yet to see snowflakes (my daughter has), they are not far behind and I know that some areas have already seen the fluffy white stuff.   So, today, I am sharing the first card I made with the Let It Snow suite of products:

Snowman, Christmas, Let It Snow, #Holiday2019, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I love snowmen – they are adorable!  So I couldn’t resist the Let It Snow Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  This year’s snowman set comes with a coordinating snowman builder punch, so you can accessorize as you like

The snowman is stamped with Jet Black StaZon Ink.  His nose is colored with a Pumpkin Pie marker.  The hat is stamped in Jet Black StaZon as well – and is colored with Basic Gray, Garden Green and Real Red markers.  The arms are punched from Soft Suede cardstock.

The “Snowfall” is from the Let it Snow Designer Series Paper Pack and is a great background for him.  This is mounted on a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  The base of the card is our Thick Whisper White.

  • Base:  Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score at  5 1/2″ and fold.
  • Basic Black:  3 3/16″ x 3 3/16″
  • Let it Snow Designer Series Paper: 3″ x 3″

The sentiment is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink.

This is a quick card that would be easy to mass produce if you are looking for a design.  There are at least 2 different “snowfall” patterns in the Let It Snow Designer Series Paper pack that would allow you to make 64 cards similar to this from the suite.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

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Fun With Masking

Hi!  Sorry I’ve been MIA this past month – I was focused on one aspect of my business and let this one slide – and that just isn’t right.  So, I am back today – and will hopefully do a better job of posting more regularly for you.

Today’s card features masking!  I love to create different size/shape masks using my framelits.

Thanksgiving, Friendship, Gather Together, Masking, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this one, I started with a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 piece of cardboard cut from a piece that comes in the Designer Series Paper packs.  Ran this through with the Rectangle Nested Dies.   I then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock the same size and laid the cardboard over the top.  This allowed me to sponge my background using Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks.

I stamped the Wheat from the Gather Together Stamp Set and die cut the leaves from Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  To get the coloring in the leaves, gently push the die into the coordinating color ink pad prior to laying it on the cardstock.   I also die cut one leaf in Basic Black.

Given that Thanksgiving is approaching at the end of this month, I think this is a perfect Fall Card to let a special someone know how much I appreciate them.

Here is a video showing how this card is made:

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Happy Birthday Remake

Hi!  Today I have an update to a pocket card I shared a while  back.  You can see that one here.

I love pocket cards – so had fun using new product to make this version:

Birthday, Daisy Lane, Pocket Card, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

I was playing with the gorgeous Noble Peacock Designer Specialty Paper and Designer Peacock Foil Papers.  The daisy is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and punched with Medium Daisy flower.  I also punched a daisy from the Pretty Peacock Foil sheet and from Whisper White cardstock and layered the three together for the flower.

The pocket is made from the Pretty Peacock Specialty Paper.  The base is Whisper White thick.  Besides the Happy Birthday that pulls out of the pocket, the card does open as well so you can write a full message.

I hope you enjoyed my updated version of this card!

You’ll find all supplies in my on-line store- just click the product link below.

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Do You Love Sunsets?

Hi!  I LOVE sunsets – the colors of the sky lately have been gorgeous and I’ve been taking quite a few pictures with my phone.  After a few gorgeous nights, I decided to make a card – here’s my attempt:

Sunset, Friend Like You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

While I didn’t quite catch all the colors in the sky – and will keep playing with a few other techniques, I am pretty happy with how it came out.

To make the background, I dragged the following ink pads across the paper from bottom to top – masking with a scrap piece where needed:

  • Old Olive
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Cajun Craze

I then stamped the images from the Friend Like You stamp set in Jet Black StazOn ink.    I love the Silhouette look to this stamp set – and if you aren’t in to stamping, there are coordinating dies that you could use instead for the images.

The measurements for the pieces are:

  • Base – Whisper White Thick – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ score at 4 1/4″ and folded in half
  • Basic Black – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4″

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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