Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Double Wonder Cards to Make & Share

Do you ever run out of cards to have on hand for that quick need or surprise occasion? The Double Wonder template solves that problem quickly and easily by using what you already have in your stash. The template (below) allows you to make 11 cards quickly. You can stamp your choice of sentiment with whatever stamp you have in your collection. Then embellish however you'd like. You don't have to run to the store and spend big bucks when you can whip up a card with a little love added in.

The cards above use the new Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper which coordinates so great with Just Jade, Pear Pizazz, Garden Green, and Shaded Spruce cardstocks. The labels come from Stitched So Sweetly Dies and Tasteful Labels Dies. The Whisper White ribbon and Shaded Spruce ribbon are retired. The Just Jade 1/4" ribbon is current. The rhinestone bling is also retired.

The cards above used retired Designer Series Paper called Lily Impressions from the spring's Sale-a-Bration offering.  Cardstock used was Pool Party, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, and Petal Pink. The die cut tags are from the same sets mentioned in the top photo.

Special Thanks to Shannon West of the Stampin' Up! Home Office for creating this Double Wonder layout. It was modified by another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator LeeAnn Greff. I appreciate their sharing of this layout.

Have fun being creative!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Original Father's Day Card

Every year since becoming a demonstrator I make my husband's Father's Day card. Here is this years creation. Maybe you can use it as inspiration for a masculine birthday card? The majority of the products are retired, but the new Jar Punch and Mason Jar Shaker Domes were fun to fill with all the loose screws we had in our junk drawer. 

Here's a hint: I glued the entire piece of polka dot paper to a Whisper White piece the same size (4" x 5-1/4"), then I needed to cut across the double layer just below where the woodgrain paper was going, so I could punch out the jar shape easily.  Be sure to take into consideration the margin needed for the adhesive edges of the Mason Jar Shaker Dome prior to punching the jar out. Then I saved the punched out jar and glued it to a 1/4" larger scrap of Whisper White all around. So when I put the jar punch-out back into position after filling the jar with the collected screws, the adhesive portion of the shaker dome had a secure spot to adhere to. I scotch taped the edges of my extra piece to the back of the whisper white original layer. Then I taped the lower piece of Whisper White I had cut off back in place to be ready for the card base. (By doing this the screws wouldn't fall out when I put the Early Espresso card base in place.)

Products Used:

Stamp Set:  Nailed It (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock, Neutrals Designer Series Paper (very retired), Silver Foil, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (retired)
Dies:  Build It (retired)
Tools:  Jar Punch (Order # 152703 $18), Mason Jar Shaker Domes (Order #153100 $6.50 for 10 shaker domes), Stampin' Blends in Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Gray Granite and Smoky Slate, Big Shot.
Adhesives: Dimensional, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thanks for visiting. Happy Summer!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Beginner Brochure - Cute Fruit Stamp Set

Since I LOVE Watermelons, my eye's were attracted to this darling stamp set in the new 2020 Beginner Brochure. Take a peek at the video below.

If you'd like to order this set, you can do so at my online store with the page tab at the top.  Thanks for taking a look!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Have You Ever Wanted to Know About...

Have you wanted to know how a specific card is made in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog? Well, now you can! Stampin' Up! has made available to demonstrators to share with their customers/followers the 227 page document that tells just what product was used to make the card samples in the catalog along with some simple instructions. Click on the link, then download and save the recipe book to your own computer for future reference. It is amazing!

2020-21 Annual Catalog Card Recipes

Enjoy and happy to share with you!

Moon Baby with May Paper Pumpkin Cloud Stencil

When my May Paper Pumpkin kit arrived last week, there were clouds as part of the kit. When I punched out the paper clouds, I saw a cloud stencil before my eyes!  I knew exactly what I wanted to try it out with. My retired but never used Moon Baby stamp set! I also wanted to experiment with two techniques with the clouds (Unfortunately my photos don't quite do the clouds justice.)

I had fun creating these original designs and maybe they will inspire you to do something similar!


Products Used on "Moon" cards above:

Retired Stamps: Moon Baby, star from Tin of Tags for boy card, heart from Heart Happiness for girl card.
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink for cloud base. Frost White Shimmer paint or retired Illuminate Ink to enhance cloud. Versamark Ink to give background some interest with the star or heart stamp,
Paper: retired Bashful Blue and Pink Pirouette cardstock, plus Whisper White, and Gold Foil.
Accessories: Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Stampin' Blends in Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light Balmy Blue, and combo of Daffodil Delight. Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, and Metallic Enamel Shapes.
Tools: Paper Snips, retired small Star punch.

Products Used on "Umbrella" cards above:

Retired Stamps: Moon Baby, star from Tin of Tags for boy card, heart from Heart Happiness for girl card
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink for cloud base. Frost White Shimmer paint or retired Illuminate Ink to enhance cloud. Versamark Ink to give background some interest with the star or heart stamp.
Paper: retired Bashful Blue and Pink Pirouette cardstock, plus Whisper White. Also retired Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper that was stamped and fussy cut for umbrella and sleeper.
Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Metallic Enamel Shapes and leftover raindrop enamel shapes from the April Paper Pumpkin kit.
Tools: Paper Snips for fussy cutting and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The envelope flaps were also covered with matching but retired Designer Series Paper, but I wanted these cards to be a lovely way to welcome a new little one into the world!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Learn About the Lovely Labels Punch

This new punch is amazing! Six different choices and you can make them as long or short as you need. If you can't live without this punch, you can order it at my online store. 

Product List

Friday, June 12, 2020

Check out the New Adhesives!

If you would like to try the new adhesive, you can order it at my online store.

Product List

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

New 2020-21 Annual Catalog Goes LIVE TODAY!


A Few Details to be aware of:

*Starter Kits do not quality for this promotion.
*Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase, 
but month-to-month subscriptions do not.
*You must reach the $250 retail amount before shipping and sales tax. 
*So for $250 in sales, you will double your Stampin' Rewards to have $50 to spend! 
*The extra $25 in Rewards will only be awarded once per order, 
no matter the size of your order past $250.

Feel free to order at my online store tab above and have your order shipped directly to you!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Welcome to my NEW 2020 Annual Catalog Preview Video

I hope you enjoy my short preview tour through the new 2020 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up! This catalog has lots of wonderful features to enjoy. From amazing card designs for the beginner, casual and avid stampers to an incredible array of products that coordinate! Start your Wish List now! You can shop online at my demonstrator website - click on the tab at the top!

Free Bundle of Your Choice with Starter Kit

IT'S BIG AND IT'S COMING JUNE 3-30, 2020! PICK A FREE BUNDLE WITH THE $99 STARTER KIT! Not only will you get a Starter Kit - already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of your choice of products and FREE SHIPPING! - you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog for FREE!

AMAZING SELECTION! There are so many amazing bundles to choose from! 8 PUNCH BUNDLES (page 168-169) and 26 DIE BUNDLES (page 173-179), a total of 34 bundles ranging in price from $31.50-$60.25 USD!

Check out the STARTER KIT DETAILS under my STARTER KIT OPPORTUNITY tab above. Learn about the discounts and benefits you can enjoy when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit. 
I welcome all types of Stampers to my team.

If you have more questions, send me a message through the CONTACT ME tab above.

I hope you'll consider this amazing opportunity. I joined 10 years ago and haven't regretted my decision one bit! Stampin' Up! is a fantastic company to be part of.