A Day Without Chocolate

Have you ever heard of such a thing?  Yeah, me either!  Lol!  I admit, I love chocolate – and probably have a little every day.  When I saw this bundle in the Annual Catalog, I knew I had to get it!  Here is the first card I made with it:

The Nothing’s Better Than bundle is so much fun!  Whether you prefer chocolate, coffee, cocktails or cookies – it covers it all.   The sentiments in this set are cute,whimisical and sometimes, right on point.     I can see using this set quite a bit.

For this card in particular, I did a watercolor wash with Pool Party for my background.  It is very easy to do if you’ve never tried it.  Just put a drop or two of ink from a reinker into the lid of the coordinating ink pad or on a plastic lid or clear block and pick it up with your AquaPainter.  Then brush it over your cardstock.

This is a two-step stamping set, so the outside of the chocolates are stamped with Jet Black StaZon and the insides with Early Espresso for dark chocolate and Soft Suede for milk chocolate.  The word chocolate is die cut with the coordinating die set.  The remaining sentiment is stamped with Pool Party ink.

To finish off the card, a few of the Artistry Blooms sequins are added.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

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Mixing the New and the Old

Hi!  How are you today?  Today I have a card for you that pairs the new and the old.

Forever Fern, Sympathy, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Kindness and Compassion, #2020AnnualCatalog, #2020InColors

The new:  Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade In Color Ink

The old: Kindness and Compassion (Retired)

My mom passed away back in June and I wanted to make thank you cards for those that reached out with food, donations to her charities and expressions of sympathy.  I love the Kindness and Compassion set – it will forever be in my collection.   The Forever Fern was the first bundle I bought from the new catalog when it was available.   I just recently purchased the new 2020-2022 In Colors and decided to give Just Jade a shot – OH.MY.GOODNESS – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color.   It is gorgeous!

After a few different attempts at color combinations, I finally settled on this one – Flirty Flamingo, Just Jade and Gray Granite.    I also loved Highland Heather, Just Jade and Gray Granite – but my mom hated the color purple, so I went with Flirty Flamingo for these.

If you are looking for a set that can be used for pretty much any occasion and any gender, take a good look at the Forever Fern bundle.  It is one of my Top 10 must haves in this new catalog.

The base for this card is Very Vanilla, I liked the softer look for this card.

If you have any questions, let me know!

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Ready For Fall?

Hi!  Today is the start of a new week and I hope the beginning of a good one for you.  As most people who have followed me for a while know, fall is my favorite time of year.  I know its still a little ways off, but I couldn’t resist pulling out the Rooted In Nature stamp set and dies for this card.

Rooted in Nature, Fall, Thank You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

I love the colors for this card – Terracotta Tile, Pear Pizzazz and Gray Granite.  The fun in this card comes from the two leaves at the top – this is the Faux Suede technique.  It is very easy, you simply take a bone folder to break the fibers in your card stock and separate the cardstock into 2 layers.   Here’s the video for that – the technique starts at around 9:30:

The sentiment is from the Free as a Bird stamp set.  The card is finished off with the Braided Linen Trim.

I hope you give this technique a try – and see how a little bit of dimension can be added to spice up your card.

Just a reminder, Bonus Days Redemption is this month.  If you earned $5 coupons during July, you have until August 31 to redeem them.  Also, if you live in a state offering a tax free weekend today, there are Stampin’ Up! products that qualify as follows:

There’s still time to get in on the August-December Mini Catalog Suite Shares!  Check them out here:  Suite Shares

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Sending Sunshine

Hi!  Today I am sharing with you the cards I made using the June Paper Pumpkin Kit!  I LOVE this kit – and it is a great way to send a little happiness and brighten someone’s day.

Paper Pumpkin, Sunshine, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #SendingSunshine, #PaperPumpkin

The kit came with the colored card bases, the die cut lemons and leaves, the black polka dot paper, blank sentiment pieces and the sequins.   The sentiment was part of the stamp set as well.  The ink spot for this kit was Basic Black.  The only stamping for this card is the sentiment.

Have you heard of Paper Pumpkin?  No?  Well, let me give you some details.  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit that is delivered right to your door!  The cost of the kit is $22 plus tax.   Shipping is already included in the price!    The Kit comes complete with stamp set, ink spot, adhesives (dimensionals or glue dots), embellishments and the consumables to create the project.  Some times it will be a card kit – like June’s and sometimes it may be treat packaging or a home decor item.   You just don’t know!  Tho I can give you hints if you like!

What else?  There is ZERO obligation to continue your subscription – you can drop at any time!  Or, if you need a break, you can suspend your subscription for a month.   I have a few subscribers who prefer card kits only – so I give them a heads up when I see a kit coming out that may not be cards (or one that is a mix of cards and treat holders) so they can decide if they want to get it or suspend their account for that month.

AND, wait there’s more!  Each month I host a Paper Pumpkin Zoom Party!  We get together on the last Thursday of the month and work on putting together Paper Pumpkin kits – either the current one that just arrived, or a past one from the pile.  It is a fun night and it is FREE to just chat and create with Paper Pumpkin.

Here is another  card from the June Kit:

For this one, I stamped the Sun, dashed lines and the sentiment.  This kit came with plenty of extra pieces, so I can make a few more cards by just adding card stock for the bases.  A very good deal for just $22 a month!

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to try it out!  Here’s a link to sign-up:

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin

If you subscribe by August 10, you’ll be able to get the World’s Greatest Kit which is a card kit.  Watch this video for a glimpse into the August Kit:

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It’s as Easy As This

Hi!  How are you?  Sorry I’ve been MIA for the past 6-7 weeks.  Life threw some curve balls and I had to let my blog sit during that time.  Well, I am back and I wanted to catch you up with some of the cards I’ve been making.

This first one – while it looks complicated, is so easy to do!  Thanks to Sandy’s Craft Studio for this fun Angle-Cut Designer Series Paper technique.

Angle Cut DSP, Ornate Garden, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

Does this angle cut Designer Series Paper look hard?  Well, I’m here to show you how easy it is to make 4 cards from one piece of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.   For this card, I used the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment is from Lovely You and the flowers from Daisy Lane.

Start with a 6″ x 6″ piece of your favorite DSP and a 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ of coordinating cardstock.

For the DSP, make a small mark at 1 1/2″ on all 4 sides.   Then, watch the video below to show you how to cut.

For the Cardstock, make your marks at 1 5/8″ and follow the same cutting instructions.

I made 2 of the card above and 2 of this card with the four pieces:

Angle Cut Cards, Ornate Garden, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

This sentiment comes from the Butterfly Wishes Stamp set and the flower from the Lovely You stamp set.  The colors are Terracotta Tile, Crushed Curry and Old Olive.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.

Here’s the video showing you how to cut the DSP and cardstock:

You’ll find all the products used in my On-Line store.  Just click on the product picture below and you’ll be taken straight there.

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August – December Mini Catalog Suite Shares!!

I am once again offering Suite Shares!!  This time for the August-December Mini Catalog!!

7 Different Suites to choose from!! 2 different prices!  Sign up for your favorites!  All orders must be placed by August 14.  Paypal invoice will be sent and must be paid by August 14.  Suite Shares will ship early September!

Order your shares today:  Suite Shares

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August Happenings!

Hi!  Lots going on in August!


First up!  The new August-December Mini Catalog is now LIVE in my On-Line Store!  You can also download a copy by clicking on the link to the right.  Want your own hard copy and live in the US?  Simply send me an email at teresasstampinspot@gmail.com and I’ll get one in the mail to you!


Second!  A new look to my On-Line Store!!  Stampin’ Up! released a new On-Line store yesterday.  Your existing login and password will still work. If you’d be so kind to check your account information and make sure I am your preferred Demonstrator, I’d really appreciate it! You will find this under My Account    To find the category list of products,   simply click on the Menu box in the upper left hand corner.

Third!  Did you earn Bonus Day coupons in July?  Well, now is the time to redeem them!!  One change you will note, you will need to enter each code and apply it individually before entering the next.

Shop:  https://teresasstampinspot.stampinup.net/

My August Host Code:  TMHUMPPY

Whew!  That’s quite a bit!  But I wanted to make sure you have all the latest news.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment or drop me an emai and I’ll be happy to help!

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