Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Stampin Palooza Projects


So it's been a couple weeks since my last post.  First I was very busy getting ready for Stampin' Palooza check out the details here for the next one. Then I spent some time cleaning my craft room before putting everything away.  It seems to always be a work in progress.

So at the Jan. Stampin Palooza we made a total of 6 cards.  Today I am going to show you 3 and 3 on the next post.

So we did a Retiform or (Retro as I call it) card using the Petal Pallet Stamp set.

  • Take Post It notes and tape off a section of the card.
  • In the taped off section start sponging lighter to darker with the sponge daubers (Keepin mind Island Indigo can get really dark)
  • Stamp desired stamp with Island indigo on top of section.
  • Cover the area you just stamped with post it notes and tape off a new section.
  • Repeat sponging and stamping.
  • Repeat these steps until whole paper is complete.
  • You have an option of leaving a white space between each section, or no space at all.
  • Attach ribbon.

The next project I am going to show you is the Daffodil Card, but I kept calling it a Lily, using the  your Inspiring Stamp set. My mistake I guess I don't know my flowers.

  • Take the piece of printer paper and tear it in half.
  • With the easy release tape, tape down each half about an inch from each side of the Shimmer paper.
  • Start sponging from lighter to darker in the open area.
  • Remove the printer paper and stamp Lily stamp in Basic Black.
  • Color inside of Lily with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers.
  • Attach Ribbon to Shimmer Paper.
  • Attach all layers together.

This was a simple quick and easy card to make.

The next one is The Pop up Box, or (Invisible Box) That is what Julie DiMatteo @ The Paper Pixie refereed to it as.

Along with the instructions I am attaching the link to The Paper Pixie.  Julie has a great video on haw to make this box.

  • On the long side of the card stock score @ 2”, 4”, 6”, 8”.
  • On the short side score @ 2”, 5”,6”,7”.
  • Fold down to the second score line on the 8 ½” side and put a tick mark on 1”, 3”, 5”, 7”.
  • Cut away areas per the diagram on the right.
  • Fold down the 1st score line before burnishing all folds.  This will help the box form up and be able to do the up and down slide.
  • Attach Tear & Tape to the tab and to the bottom and fold up the box.
  • At this point you will be able to slide the box up and down and you want to do this a few times.
  • Put the box in the closed position and glue the last tab in place.
  • Stamp phrase on Whisper White and punch with 1 1/8” Scalloped Circle Punch.
  • Punch 1 3/8” Scalloped Circle Punch out of Powder Pink or Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Stamp Flower and die cut.
  • Attach flower with glue dots.
  • Attach Ribbon and attach Scalloped Circles with dimensionals. 

 This is a diagram of what you need to cut away.

I hope you enjoyed 3 of the 6 projects from Stampin' Palooza. 

Remember if you have not received the 2018 Sale-a-Bration or Occasions Catalog let me know and I can get one to you.

Happy Stampin',

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Friday, January 12, 2018



Today I wanted to share a few videos from Stampin Up about some of the new products in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

This is the  Heartfelt Blooms stamp set:

I am waiting for this stamp set to come in, but looking forward to making some very simple, but elegant cards with it.  This set is free with a $50.00 purchase.(before S&T)

Next is the Mixed Medallions Card Set:

Also free with $50.00 purchase. (before S&T)

Next is Amazing You Stamp Set:

This is also free with a $50.00 purchase but you can also get the die cuts that coordinate with it free with $100.00 (before S&T) I love this set, so versatile.

Next is Happy Wishes Stamp Set:

This is a big set, unfortunately I do not have it yet 😀  It is free with $100.00 purchase (before S&T)

The last one is the Bubbles and Fizz DSP:

This paper coordinates with the Bubble over Bundle in the Occasions catalog.  Also free with $50.00 (before S&T)

Want to earn 2 free stamps?

Sale-a-Bration is one of the best times to sign up, because of the extra stamp sets you get.  I am offering something as a bonus!  If you sign up during Sale-a-Bration with me I will also give you a free stamp set from my retired set of stamps. (bundles not included)  If you choose a set that has coordinating punch or dies with it we can work out a reasonable price.

Along with getting 2 free additional stamp sets you have until June 30th to meet the $300.00 quarterly minimum. 

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This makes it a perfect time to try it out.  Maybe you just want to do it for the discount, or maybe you want to pursue it a little further. You have extra time to work on it.

Let me know if you have any questions about some of the new products or joining my team.  If I don't have the answer I will find it.

Come join my team!  Let's stamp and create together!

Happy Stampin'.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Lots of Lavender


Today I wanted to share something from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  The Lots of Lavender set is free during Sale-a-Bration with $50.00 purchase before S&T.

On a piece of Glossy Card stock (2 1/4" x 4 3/4") Sponge with So Saffron, Powder Pink and Rick Razzleberry.  Keep in mind Rich Razzleberry is a very dark color, so sponge off before sponging on your piece of glossy paper.

Stamp the Lavender bundle and the Happy Birthday in Memento Black add ribbon and the new bling from the Occasions catalog.  Emboss the Basic Black piece with the new Petal Pair Embossing Folder.

Attach all the layers and your finished.

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Let me know if you have any questions.

Remember if you don't have a Sale-a-Bration of Occasions Catalog, let me know!

I mentioned last week that I was also using Mail Chimp.  I have tweaked it a little, so let me know if you have issues. 

Happy Stampin',