Do You Struggle….

with keeping track of birthdays for family and friends?  I know I do! Stampin’ Up! had designed the perfect solution with the Birthday Card Organizer Kit!

Birthday, Organizer, Kits Collection, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This kit comes with the pocket organizer – just add the months on each page!  AND – 12 cards – 6 each of 2 designs (the one in the middle and the one on the right).  There is no stamping required to assemble the kit and it comes complete with adhesive and dimensionals for easy assembly of the cards!

If you have a hard-to-buy for friend, neighbor, co-worker, or family member, consider purchasing the kit and either put it together for them before gifting it, or wrap it as is and let them have some crafty fun!  Better yet, purchase a few kits and get together with those friends and family members and assemble them together!  The instructions are easy to follow AND you’ll have fun crafting together!

You can also expand the contents of the kit as I did – the middle card has a water color backing – simply cut this card in half at the fold and use the back for another card – as I did with the card on the left.  You’ll need to add Basic White cardstock for your base and decorate with stamps on hand.

The Kit Contains:

  • One 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

Purchase your kits today and cross off family and friends from your gift giving list!  Shop Birthday Card Organizer Kit.

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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!

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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FREE SHIPPING – 1 DAY ONLY!

 

Hi!  Stampin’ Up! just announced they are offering Free Shipping on orders over $50 (prior to tax, after coupons) placed on June 24th!  The offer starts at Midnight MT (that’s 2AM EST) and ends at 11:59 PM MT (that’s 1:59AM EST).

This would be a great time to grab those last chance must haves from the January-June Mini catalog such as the adorable Snail Mail Bundle used to make this double slider card (I’ll post the directions for this one tomorrow):

Snail Mail, Hello, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

Or the ever versatile Happy Thoughts sentiment stamp set used with the gorgeous Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper:

Happy Thoughts, Birthday, Hydrangea Hill, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

And let’s not forget that the Hey Chick stamp set and dies are also leaving!  These were a special offer outside of the Mini Catalog:

 

So many fun products to snag before they are gone on June 30th!  And now you can get them and save on Shipping!

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Sunshine on A Rainy Day

Hi and Good Morning!  It is a rainy Saturday here for me and I could use a little brightening up – so decided to share with you today this fun interactive card featuring one of my favorite sets that is sadly retiring on May 3.

Just Because, Friendship. Under My Umbrella, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

The images for this card are from the Under My Umbrella stamp set.  The set along with the coordinating Umbrella Builder punch are both leaving us on May 3.    I die cut squares using the two largest stitched squares from the Stitched Shapes Dies (also retiring on May 3).

The boots and flowers are stamped with Black Memento Ink and colored with the following Stampin’ Blends:  Real Red, Pool Party, Old Olive and So Saffron.

I did mention the card is interactive – if you pull on the ribbon, the boots flip open to reveal this:

Just Because, Friendship. Under My Umbrella, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

Isn’t that so cool?  These are so easy to make!

You will need the following supplies to make this card:

  • Base Pool Party – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half
  • Layer Basic White – 5″ x 3 3/4″ – I embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder (A favorite that is also retiring)
  • Strip Pool Party – 2″ x 6″ – score at 2″ and 2 1/2″
  • Tag Topper Punch (also retiring)
  • Classic Label Punch (also retiring)
  • Tear & Tape
  • Dimensionals
  • Whisper White Crinkled Ribbon
  • Scraps of Pool Party – to die cut largest square
  • Scraps of Basic White – to die cut second largest square – need 2

You can see how to make this fun interactive card in this video:

Please let me know if you have any questions – I’m happy to answer them!

Just a reminder, the following items used in this card are retiring and are available while supplies last – so if they aren’t a part of your crafting supplies – click on the link below the item to head over to my store to get them before they are gone.

Retiring Products

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Oh So Sweet

Hi!  How are you today?  Did you see yesterday’s post about all the new products?  What are you most excited for?   I love playing with new products and had some fun yesterday with the new Sweet Strawberry Bundle in the January-June mini catalog.

Birthday, Sweet Strawberry, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJune2021Mini

I had made this card for a swap and used a layout from the August-December Mini for my sketch.  The set is very versatile and has sentiments as well as images.  There are outline images as well as solid images, so you can color or just do 2-step stamping as I did on this card.

I recommend stamping the solid image first in Real Red ink.  Then stamp the outline image on top with Cherry Cobbler.  These are then colored with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen (hard to see in this picture).   The leaves are also 2-step stamping using Pear Pizzazz for the solid stamp and Old Olive for the outline.  Both images are punched with the coordinating punch.

The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive as well.  The Everyday Label punch provides the common element for all three panels.

I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock  2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  This is layered with a piece of Whisper White measuring 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and die cut with the Ornate Border dies.   A piece of stitched Real Red ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo pack finishes off the card.

I already sent a few of these beauties to some January birthday ladies.

If you would like to recreate this card, the supplies and links to my store are listed below.  Don’t forget, you can pick a FREE Sale-A-Bration item if your purchase reaches $50 prior to S/H and tax.

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Not Just For Tags

Hi!  How are you today?  How are your holiday preparations coming along?  Need a little help?  Have you checked out the Tag Buffet Project Kit in the August-December Mini?  It can be used for so much more than just tags!  Take a look!

Christmas, Tags, Cards, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDec2020Mini

By adding Shaded Spruce and Whisper White cardstock, I used the elements in the kit to make quick Christmas Cards and to decorate Rectangle Tins for Gift Card holders!

Lets take a close look:

Christmas, Tags, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDecMini2020

The Tags used the kit and the coordinating stamp set Tag Buffet with Shaded Spruce ink.  The kit itself contains enough components to make 30 tags – BUT, there are an additional 15 die cut pieces that you can turn into cards or more tags by just adding some cardstock.

Still need to crank out some Christmas cards?  The tags are the perfect size for a card front as well!

I paired the cards with a sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas found in the Annual Catalog (so, you don’t need to buy the coordinating set if you have Christmas sentiments on hand already).  The base is Shaded Spruce cardstock with a layer of Whisper White.  Want to spruce it up a bit more?  You could place some of the gold cord that comes in the kit behind the oval.

And lastly, the elements can be used to create Gift Card holders!

Christmas, Gift Card Holder, Tag Buffet, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDec2020Mini

I used a strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock to wrap around the Rectangle Tin.  Then cut down a tag to decorate the top along with the cardinal die cut from the kit.  The sentiment on the left is from the Tag Buffet stamp set and the one on the right from Itty Bitty Christmas.

The Tag Buffet Project Kit is perfect for so many uses!  AND – even better, it is now 50% off!!  You can pick up this kit for just $15!!  Already done with this years tags, cards and gift giving?  Consider picking up a kit or 2 for next year!   Hurry!  At this price, this kit won’t last long!

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You Make Life Better

Hi!  Today I am participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights for October.  I decided to share this card using the Faux Woodburning Technique I saw done by France Martin.

Nature, Friendship, Thanks, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #FacebookLive, Faux Woodburning

I think this is a great technique for masculine cards.  The tree is from Rooted In Nature while the sentiment is from the Field Journal stamp set.

You’ll need Watercolor Paper, a water painter, Early Espresso ink and a Stamparatus.  That’s it!

Use the Stamparatus to align your image on the Watercolor paper.  Ink with Early Espresso and stamp.  Repeat this 2-3 times to make sure you have a good amount of ink on your paper.

Run the water painter back and forth (side-to-side, left-to-right or right-to-left) over the image to cover your watercolor paper. This pulls some of the Early Espresso ink over the paper giving that Woodburning look.

Here’s a video where I share this technique:

If you are so inclined, I’d love your vote for my card in Kylie’s Highlights.  Simply head over here and click on the heart in the upper right hand corner of my card to vote for it. It is Number 48.  Make sure you check out all the other entries!

Don’t forget, the Designer Series Paper sale that is happening this month!  You’ll have 15 different papers on sale in my on-line store. Hop on over and pick up your favorites!

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