Friday, April 19, 2019

Stampin' UP! retiring products

Hello, crafty friends. Today, I am sharing a card which highlights some retiring products.  Dragonfly Dreams is a great set and I have made a lot of projects over the years with it.  Here's one  and here's another one and another one I found in past posts using this set.
The Dragonfly Dreams as well as the Beauty Abounds Bundle pairs perfectly with the Natures Poem DSP- which is also retiring.

Retiring products are the first 8 items listed below:

Do you have the Painted Seasons Bundle?  I have a PDF Card Class with 12 beautiful projects for only $13.00!  Details are HERE.

Local: Monday is the deadline to sign up for my April 24th Make and Take Class. Details are HERE.

Place a $50 order (before shipping/tax) using Host Code: PJCKQHVK and receive the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins for FREE as my thank you gift.

Place a $75 order (before shipping/tax) using my Host Code, and receive the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins and 12 sheets (2 each of 6 designs 6" x 6" size) of the Bird Ballad DSP from the new annual catalog!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Stampin' UP! Free as a Bird sneak peek

Hello, crafty friends.  I had so much fun at Onstage in Minneapolis, Minnesota with 1300 other fellow Demonstrators, and it took me a day or 2 to recuperate. lol!  Today, I am sharing one of the cards we made (well I took my supplies home because I could and wanted to walk around and visit with other people).  Here's a sample of one of the new stamp sets that will be available in the new 2019-2020 annual catalog called Free as a Bird.  It is part of a suite called Bird Ballad and has matching dies called Stitched Nested Labels, Bird Ballad DSP (on this card), 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim (on this card) Bird Ballad Trinkets, and a Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Card Tin Set.  It's  so exciting!
The line art imagery in this stamp set was so fun to color with my Stampin' UP! Blends!  The DSP has a watercolor wash look in spring/summer colors.  It's very pretty and easy to CASE when you are coloring as you can see from the stamped flower and leaf I added next to the sentiment to match the Bird Ballad DSP.

Here's a picture of the suite that was on display at Onstage:

Would you like to get your hands on some of the Bird Ballad DSP before  the catalog goes live on June 4th? I am offering 12 sheets (2 each of 6 designs in 6" x 6" size) of the Bird Ballad DSP FREE along with a package of Gingham Gala Adhesive Sequins to the first 12 orders of $75 (before shipping/tax) that use my current Host Code: PJCKQHVK now thru the end of April!  Woot-woot!  

The retiring products have been posted!  Don't forget to stock up on your favorite 2017-2019 In Color products before they are gone!
Note: The Last Chance Products list is CONFUSING!  Not all stamp sets listed are actually retiring!  Some are being carried over as the new "cling" version.  Please contact me should you have any questions regarding a stamp set or product and I will help you as soon as I can! 

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Painted Seasons PDF Card Class

Hello, crafty friends.  Today, I have  a new card class to share with you.  This card class contains 10 (yes ten!) different projects using the Painted Seasons Bundle.  Each card highlights a different pattern from the matching Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.
Plus, if you throw in the 2 cards I have already shared on my blog in the past, I have a total of 12 card ideas in my Painted Seasons PDF Card Class!  Woot-Woot!!  I can't wait for you to see the cards I made and especially the ones using the pine cones. The last card in the PDF is my favorite of the bunch. 
I used the ink and cardstock colors listed in the Painted Season DSP and added a few additional dies and embossing folders to complete each project.  I would recommend using the Stamparatus as I did use it for EVERY single project.  To be successful, you will also need to use the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker- or another similar brown color marker to color the centers of the large petal flowers. 

This Card Class is FREE to all of my customers who purchased this bundle during the 2019 Sale-a-bration as my thank you gift for your business with me, but I am also offering this class to anyone who wants to get the most use out of this beautiful bundle for only $13.00 HERE! 

Note: I am out of the office today attending Onstage in Minneapolis (woot! woot!)and there may be a delay in me sending the Painted Seasons PDF Card Class. I will be checking in on Friday and Saturday night, otherwise I will send it to you soon thereafter. Thank you for understanding.

Place a $50 order (before shipping/tax) using Host Code: PJCKQHVK and receive the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins for FREE as my thank you gift.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday Stamps! #202

Hello, crafty friends. Today, I have a floral card to share with you following the new sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps!.
The Petal Promenade DSP is so pretty that I had a hard time deciding what stamp set to use as I didn't want to cover too much of it up! lol
Finally, I decided that the stemmed flowers from First Frost set would match perfectly, so I started from there. Of course the greenery from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits was an easy choice to complement my flowers. And just for fun I added a butterfly from the Beauty Abounds Bundle.

Grapefruit Grove is my top favorite 2018-2020 In Color and doesn't it look great with Mossy Meadow?
Of course, the Artisan Pearls match the subtle colors in the Petal Promenade DSP, so that was an easy accessory item to add for the final touch.  I would love to see these pearls carry over to the next catalog. :)

Here's this weeks sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps! created by Melissa.

A super fun sketch to follow that will work with many of our designer series papers that are bold, busy and/or just plain beautiful.  We would love for you to challenge yourself and play along with this weeks sketch challenge.  Creating a card following a challenge is a great way to get those creative muscles working!  The deadline to submit your entry is Friday, April 19, 2019.  Note: Did you know that you can create an account for free at Splitcoast Stampers and then post your card there.  Once its posted, you can grab the link to paste in the Sunday Stamps! linkup tool. Do you need help linking your card up? Please email me and I can help you with the link up! :)

I used the Stamparatus (love) to help me get perfect stamped flowers using my Mossy Meadow, Grapefruit Grove and Blushing Bride markers.

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Place a $50 order (before shipping/tax) using Host Code: PJCKQHVK and receive the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins for FREE as my thank you gift.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

March Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Hello, crafty friends. Today, I am sharing a few alternative ideas for you using the March Paper Pumpkin called Poppy Birthday.  This fun kit contains supplies to make 8 birthday cards that have cool pop-up inserts.  The colors in the kit are: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade.
Paper Pumpkin kits are awesome, in that you can assemble the projects very quickly and not worry about being creative.  Plus, with all the needed adhesive provided in the kit, you can assemble the projects just about anywhere at any time. But I think what I love most is that I can be creative and change up the projects to suite my crafty needs/wants. 

Here are a few alternative ideas for you.  The first one uses the striped gray and white card base.  I cut it in half and made a card and a matching gift card holder with the remaining 1/2 piece.

I wrapped a 5/8" x 8" Bermuda Bay belly band around to hold the flap of the gift card closed.  Here is a picture of how I cut and scored the gift card holder:
I took the leftover 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" gray striped card base and scored it at 1", 3 1/2" on the long side and 1/4" on the left and right side of the short side as shown above.  I then cut up the 1/4" line to the center panel as shown above.   You will add adhesive to the outer 1/4" flaps and fold the panel on the bottom up to assemble it.  I used a corner rounded on the 1" flap and also punched a partial circle on the bottom flap before assembling.

Here's another idea using the other patterned card base:
Again, I cut the speckled card base in half and made a full sized card using one piece and then I cut the other in half (2 3/4" L x 4 1/4" W) and used one piece for another card and the other piece for a small card that could be used as is or as a money/gift card holder again.
For this card, I did use the balloon image from the bonus FREE stamp set in the March Paper Pumpkin kit.  To avoid fussy cutting, I used the Balloon Bouquet punch and then added some White Bakers Twine for the balloon's string.

For the second card, and sticking with the theme colors, I added a Poppy Parade piece to the top that was embossed with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder and a Daffodil Delight circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  To make the smaller card, I simply took a 7 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock and scored it at 3" and 6" on the long side.  This left a 1 1/2" flap that I used for the inside of the card.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these super simple alternative ideas for the March Paper Pumpkin. 
And soon there will another cool Paper Pumpkin to stamp with.

The April Paper Pumpkin kit will contain a Distinktive stamp set in it.  Distinktive stamps are photo-realistic that show depth and detail in the stamped image.  Don't delay, sign up by April 10th, to get your own Distinktive Paper Pumpkin kit!
Or you can also purchase a pre-paid subscription to add to an online order HERE.

Place a $50 order (before shipping/tax) using Host Code: PJCKQHVK and receive the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins for FREE as my thank you gift.
Happy Stamping!