Love It, Chop It

Hi!  Today I am sharing my creations using the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  If you Love your Designer Series Paper, Chop It – so you can use it!

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I LOVE this paper!  It is so pretty and really doesn’t need much more added to it.  I shared these quick and easy cards with those who qualified for the Sale-A-Bration Celebration party this past month.  They were each given 4 4″ x 5 1/4″ pieces of Designer Series Paper, 2 sheets of solid color card stock coordinating with the paper and 1 sheet of Whisper White card stock to make their own versions.

For this set, Calypso Coral is the base for the card stock.  On two of the card Tranquil Tide is used as a mat behind the sentiment.  Given the prettiness of the paper, the other purpose was to showcase larger sentiments.  The Happy Birthday is a single stamp in the catalog.  Thanks Kindly is from One Big Meaning and hello is from  Hello, Friend stamp set.

I also used the coordinating Daisy Delight stamp set on two of the cards.  In both instances, the daisies were stamped in Smoky Slate ink and punched with the coordinating punch.  The centers are circles punched from Tranquil Tide card stock.  A touch of ribbon and linen thread finished off the two outside cards.

Here’s a closer look at a few of the cards:

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#loveitchopit, Hello, Hello Friend, Stampin' Up!, DSP, Delightful Daisy, SU!  I am having quite a bit of fun using up Designer Series Paper – it feels good to use it up!  New papers will be coming out soon – and this is a great time to finish up paper and make room for new!!

I hope this inspires you to #loveitchopit and use that gorgeous patterned paper in your stash!

Don’t forget the retired lists are out and some items have already sold out!  Get those orders in before you lose out!   There is also a color revamp happening and 13 current colors are retiring!  Get those reinkers and card stock soon!  Here’s  a list of the current retiring colors:

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In Color Blooms

Hi!  Today I am showcasing the Sale-A-Bration set Heartfelt Blooms with the 2016-2018 In Colors!

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This stamp set is just gorgeous and I had  fun using the Triple Time Stamping Technique to make these cards.  If you aren’t familiar with the technique, see below for some pictures to help you.

The 2016-2018 In Colors are retiring at the end of May.  I highly recommend stocking up on card stock and re-inkers soon!  Take advantage of Sale-A-Bration and earn FREE products while you can!

Here is a closer look at each color:

Dapper Denim:

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The ribbon for this card was colored using a sponge dauber and the Dapper Denim ink pad.  I hold one end of the ribbon with one hand and drag the ribbon across the pad pushing down with a Sponge dauber.  I then flip the ribbon over and repeat on the other side.  This Silver trimmed ribbon is just gorgeous and love that I can color it to match my card.

Emerald Envy:

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For this card, I only stamped in the two corners – leaving a little bit of white space on the card.  The ribbon was colored with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends!  It is so easy to color AND you only need to color one side as it goes all the way through!  Not much drying time needed either!

Flirty Flamingo:

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For this card, I aligned the top edge of all three white pieces before stamping.   I didn’t add ribbon to this one as I didn’t like any of the placements I had tried.

Peekaboo Peach:

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Back to the standard panel layout for this card.  I did use the sponge dauber and ink pad technique to color this ribbon in the Peekaboo Peach ink pad.  The ribbon is a bit darker as I was having a hard time evening out the color.  I do like the contrast for it.

And lastly, Sweet Sugarplum:

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I had some fun on this one by skewing the three white panels prior to stamping.  I once again used a Stampin’ Blends marker to color the ribbon – in this case I used Light Rich Razzleberry.   I’ll be ordering more of this ribbon for sure!

Ok, so here is how to do Triple Time Stamping:

White Layers: 2 x 3 1/4″, 3 x 4 1/4″ and 4 x 5 1/4″

Lay all three layers one on top of the other like this – use a small dab of repositionable tape to hold them in place if need be.

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Stamp your image.

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You will see some white space where the image didn’t stamp due to the edges of the layers.  That is ok – as once you add the mat layers, you will not notice it.

Mat layers:  2 1/4 x 3 1/2″, 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

Base layer: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at  4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side and folded on the score line.

Attach the top two white layers to the mat layers and then attach to each other.  Add ribbon at this point around these layers.

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Attach the largest white layer to the base card stock.

Once you have the dimensions for the stamped layers and mat layers, it is a pretty easy technique.

Just a reminder, Wednesday, Feb 28 is the last day to place your $50 order (US, prior to S/H and tax), and receive this FREE tutorial:

Shop my on-line store and use Hostess Code NYGZFRDW to earn your tutorial today!  You’ll also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration Level 1 as well!

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Spring Fling Blog Hop

Hi!  Welcome to the Team Stamp It Spring Fling Blog Hop!  I am happy to share with you my Spring creation using the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog!

For my project, I created this card set complete with box and 4 cards and envelopes.

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For the cards, I stamped the daffodils on a piece of 2 1/2″ x 3″ piece of Thick Whisper White using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.   These were colored with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends markers.   The corners were rounded using the Corner Rounder on the Envelope Punch Board.  Black Baker’s Twine was tied around the bottom of the panel.

This was mounted on the leaf print pattern from the Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper pack that is 2 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ with the corners rounded.

The Base of the card is Thick Whisper White 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ and folded with a bone folder.   The sentiment is stamped in the lower right corner in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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I did 2 of each sentiment.  I think I prefer the longer bow on the birthday card.

Now the box.

To make the box top:

  1. Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 7 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.
  2. Score at 1 1/4″ and 7 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  3. Rotate 90 degrees and score at 3 1/8″ and 4 3/8″ on the 7 1/2″ side.
  4. Cut on the 3 1/8″ and 4 3/8″ score lines on the 7 1/2″ side to form tabs.
  5. Stamp the front panel with the Daffodils in Memento Black Ink.
  6. Color with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.
  7. Fold on all score lines.
  8. Adhere the tabs to the back panel using Tear & Tape.
  9. Place Tear & Tape on the front tabs and adhere to the back tabs to make lid.

For the Bottom:

  1. Cut a piece of Old Olive Card Stock 8 3/8″ x 9″.
  2. Score at 1 1/4″ and 7 1/8″ on the 8 3/8″ side.
  3. Rotate 90 degrees and score at 3 and 4 1/4″ on the 9″ side.
  4. Cut on the 3 and 4 1/4″ score lines to the score lines on both sides to form tabs.
  5. Use Tear & Tape to adhere tab to back (longer panel).
  6. Use Tear & Tape to adhere the front tabs (short panel) to the back tabs.
  7. Use Paper Snips to cut at an angle the side tabs from the front panel to the back panel.
  8. Place lid on top.

I love how this project turned out!  What do you think?

Leave a comment below to be entered to win this great kit!

Congratulations to our January winner!

Visit these blogs to see more Spring Awesomeness!

New Sale-A-Bration items were released Feb 16th!!  Love the new Blossoming Basket Bundle for a $100 (US, prior to S/H and tax) order – it is fabulous!  And the Springtime  Foils Designer Series Paper is GORGEOUS!!

You’ll find these items in the brochure to the right!  Shop my on-line store to get your FREE goodies today!  Hostess Code: NYGZFRDW

Also, all orders $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) placed between Feb 15-Feb 28 will receive this tutorial featuring the adorable stamp set – We Must Celebrate!

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You’re the Best

Hi!  How are you today?  I’ll be busy selling Girl Scout Cookies with my daughter this morning and then at dress rehearsal for their competition dance team this afternoon.  I thought today I’d share with you the project attendees made at my Stampaversary party last Saturday.

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This idea came from fellow demonstrator, Mary Bush.  The box is made using the Lots to Love Box Framelits and holds 4 of the new Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper pack.  The colors are Basic Gray and White.  The sentiment is from Label Me Pretty and the coordinating punch found in the Annual Catalog.  I added Rhinestones to the sides of the labels for a little bling.  These are quick and easy to make if you are looking for a little gift for someone special.

Today is the last day to earn your FREE Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes with a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax).  This offer is good only through Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Teresa Howe.  Just place an order in my on-lines store using Hostess Code:    AWRFCDQY

You will also receive this FREE Tutorial with your $50 order.

 

We are still Sale-A-Brating with Stampin’ Up! and there are three ways to play along:

  1. Shop: For every $50 USA (prior to S/H and tax) you can choose a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!  There are two Level 2 items which are available with a $100 USA (prior to S/H and tax) purchase.
  2. Host:  Host an Online, Facebook, Catalog, In-home Party or place a single $250 order and you will earn an additional $25 FREE in product of your choosing!  Contact me soon to set your date!
  3. Join:  Join my Stampin’ Up! Team and choose an additional 2 Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit FREE!!  The kit is already a great value at just $99 (plus tax) – where you choose $125 in merchandise plus get business supplies to get you going.  Now you can add any 2 stamp sets of your choosing (excluding Sale-A-Bration products) FREE!   Ready to sign up?  Click here to join!

Whatever plans you have today, I hope you enjoy it!

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Lots of Love – Stamp It Blog Hop

Hi!  Welcome to the Team Stamp It Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!  Today is all about the love!  My project features the Painted with Love Suite.

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I am so happy with how my box and card turned out!  The box uses the Lots to Love Box Framelits!  So cool to get multiple projects from one die set!  The Designer paper for both projects is from the Painted with Love Specialty Paper – I love the gold foil touch to this paper!   My colors for both projects are Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Gold Foil.

For the card, I added a Basic Black mat behind the Designer Paper- I felt it helped make the card pop.  I used both the Layering Squares and Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the frame behind the heart.  While it is a little hard to see, there is gold thread behind the frame.  I wound the thread loosely around my spread fingers a few times then twisted it to make an 8 and taped it to the center of the card.  The frame is popped up with mini dimensionals.  I embossed the heart with one of the Petal Pair TIEFs.  The sentiment for the card is stamped in Melon Mambo ink.  I added two metallic enamel hearts to match the box.

Now, for the box!  The box itself is made using the Lots to Love Box Framelits.

Die cut 4 of the sides, remove the side tabs from 2 of them and then score 2″ from the bottom (the flat end) for each piece.

Next, remove the two little top tabs and the bottom tabs below your 2″ scoreline on the two pieces that still have tabs.

Place Tear & Tape on the back side of the remaining tabs:

Adhere tabs to side pieces and attach together:

Fold in the middle to attach the last tab to form the box.  Use Tear & Tape seal the bottom flaps.

For the sides, use Designer Series Paper mats that are 2 3/4 x 2 3/4″ square.

 

For the top, I used the 3rd largest Oval Framelit from the Layering Ovals bundle and cut in half to cover two of the top flaps.  You will also need a 2 3/4 x 1/2″ strip to cover the space between the flap score lines.

Fold in the top flaps like this:

Decorate as desired!

You will find all products used in my on-line store here!  Shop with Hostess Code:  7HSFZ3GP  All orders over $50 will receive a FREE tutorial from me!

Time for a Give Away!!  Leave a comment with #stampitcontest and you’ll be entered to win this set!

Congratulations to last month’s winner!

Make sure to check out all the other great projects!


Don’t forget Sale-A-Bration is here!  Three great ways to take advantage!

  1. Shop: For every $50 USA (prior to S/H and tax) you can choose a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!  There are two Level 2 items which are available with a $100 USA (prior to S/H and tax) purchase.
  2. Host:  Host an Online, Facebook, Catalog, In-home Party or place a single $250 order and you will earn an additional $25 FREE in product of your choosing!  Contact me soon to set your date!
  3. Join:  Join my Stampin’ Up! Team and choose an additional 2 Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit FREE!!  The kit is already a great value at just $99 (plus tax) – where you choose $125 in merchandise plus get business supplies to get you going.  Now you can add any 2 stamp sets of your choosing (excluding Sale-A-Bration products) FREE!   Ready to sign up?  Click here to join!

 

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A Quick Gift Idea

Hi!  Today I am sharing a quick gift idea if you are like me, and haven’t finished those gifts for teachers, neighbors, family members and friends.

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This is one of the projects attendees made at the Gift Class last week.  They are very quick and easy.

  1. Cut Basic Black card stock at 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″ and fold.
  2. Cut Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to the inside.
  3. Cut Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink card stock at 4 x 5 1/4″.
  4. Stamp sentiment across the bottom – this one is from the Floral Phrases coordinating stamp set.
  5. Run these panels through the Big Shot with the Details Floral thinlets.  Use the Big Shot brush and foam pad to remove the little pieces.
  6. Adhere panels to front of cards.

We did 2 of each color for a total of 6 cards.  The sentiment on the second set was from the Dragonfly Dreams “To a wonderful friend….”   These were then boxed with 6 envelopes in the clear card cases found in the Holiday Catalog.

If you need to make multiple sets, cut all your card stock, stamp your sentiments, then die cut.  Adhere all your layers and package with envelopes.

I am off to The Nutcracker with my daughters – they only have 3 shows left this weekend.  Hard to believe we are at our final weekend already.  I’ll show you what we made for the cast members in a future post.

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Country Crate

Hi! How are you today?  Today I am back with the favors and cards that guests received and made at my New Catalog Kick-off Event last Saturday.

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I made the crates using the coordinating framelits and filled them with Hershey Kisses and Ghiradelli Chocolates.  The guests made the 3 little 3×3 cards that fit inside the crate.  The cards feature the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper pack as well as the Wood Words stamp set.  I love how cute they are and think they are perfect for handing out as a quick thank you or a just because kind of gift.

So many ideas for using these crates – I’ve seen wagons and baby cribs!  If you don’t have this bundle yet – what are you waiting for?  You’ll find it in my on-line store here.

If you live in or around Northboro, MA, I am holding a class on Glossy Paper techniques on Friday, June 23rd.  Cost is $25.   If you are interested, send me an email to register.  One of the cards we are making can be found in this post.

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For the Love of Dance

Hi! Today I am sharing a gift that I am making for some very special dance teachers.  Thanks so much to Kelea Nevis for the idea!

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I just LOVE how these turned out.  The coasters were purchased at the Dollar Tree store and are sandstone.  The background three colors are already on the coaster – making these quick and easy to mass produce.   The ink is Basic Black Archival ink and the image and sentiment are from the Beautiful You stamp set.

Here is a closer view of one coaster:

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I hope they like them!

Next I am going to try to make some with a different tile and the High Tide stamp set.  With Father’s Day next month – I think they’ll make a nice gift.

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Ring in the New

Hi! Thanks for the love on the Hershey Kiss Gift Card box.  I am so happy you liked it so much!  Today, I have a practical gift that would be great for just about anyone.  A desktop calendar and Post-It note holder.

SU! Lovely As A Tree These would be great for teachers and are easy to put together.  The base is a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Marina Mist card stock folded in half.  While you cannot see it in this picture, there is a support piece in the bottom. It measures 3 x 4 1/4 and is scored on the 3″ side at 1/2″, 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″.  Valley fold the ends and mountain fold in the middle.  Attach the flaps to both the inside front and inside back of the base.

The pocket for the Post-It Note holder measures 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Score the 5 1/2″ side at 1/2, 1″, 4 1/2″ and 5″.  Score the bottom at 1/2″ and 1″.  Trim off the 3 little outer squares on the bottom and use the inside square for a tab.  Place adhesive on the outer most flaps on all 3 sides to adhere to the base.

To decorate, I decided to make a scene using Lovely as A Tree.  Stamp the trees in StaZon ink and then sponge with Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Sky.  To get a better sunrise, create a mask using the 1 1/4″ circle punch (I did mine free-hand – should have used a mask.)

There you go – less than 1 sheet of card stock, a mini calendar and a Post-It Note pad and you have a beautiful gift for a co-worker, friend, teacher or anyone else you can think of!

FYI – if you haven’t checked it out (and even if you did) the Year-End Close Out sale is awesome!  But – did you see ALL of it?  There are many pages to the “Everything Else” category – so make sure when you are visiting my store here you click on “All” in the little pull down shown in the picture below so you don’t miss anything!

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A Kiss & A Gift

Hi!  Last night I held my annual Gift class where attendees made 4 gifts for the upcoming holidays.  This was one of the favorites from the class:

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Is this not just the sweetest?  Thanks to Dawn Griffin for her video on how to make these.

For my version, I used Very Vanilla for my base and the snowflake sheet from This Christmas Designer Series Paper pack.  I used the Classic Label punch to create my window.  The sentiment is from the Oh, What Fun! stamp set.  A little Real Red ribbon, and there you go.

Did you notice the little notch in top?  You can slide a Gift Card into the opening!

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These are pretty easy to make, too!  I’ll be making more as I think these are perfect for bus drivers, teachers, the mail man and of course the UPS person who delivers my Stampin’ Up! goodies!

I hope you’ll give these cute boxes a try!

Thanks for stopping by!

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PS – Don’t forget about the Year End Closeout Sale!  You’ll find tons of great deals in my on-line store.

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