Friday, January 21, 2022

You Can Make This Bridge Card Easily

 Do you ever have one of those days where you have such good intentions to get something accomplished in the morning, but you finally get it done by late afternoon. That was me today.

When I got up this morning I went straight to my stamp room in my jammies to get busy cutting 70 card kits for tomorrow's three sessions of classes in my home. Breakfast was Hershey's nuggets and I kept on slicing, scoring, gathering, and putting the pieces in the envelopes for each stamper as the minutes ticked by.

I listened to a mix of Facebook - Dry Bar Comedy and my direct sales coach Brenda Ster continuing with her valuable advice on making my business better every day.

By 11 am I was getting hungry. So downstairs I went to grab a couple of slices of pizza from the other night. I sat at my desktop computer munching my pizza when I realized, "Oh no, today's blog post posted an hour ago with nothing in it but a photo and my signature stuff at the bottom.  Yikes! 

It's embarrassing to admit this isn't the first time this empty posting has occurred. So I quickly deleted that post and set up a new one for late this afternoon at 5 p.m.

I finished my pizza, took a shower, then went back to slicing and dicing for a couple more hours. I'm 98% done with all the prep work.

At 3 pm I needed to buzz to the grocery store for the munchies I needed for class tomorrow. That took an hour because I kept running into people I knew. It was good to see them, just bad timing for me.

So here it is 4 pm and I'm back at the desktop computer in my office to write about the last card I'm sharing with you from the Friendly Hello Stamp Set and matching Designer Series Paper this week.

A Bridge Fun Fold Card!


I hope you've loved seeing all the beautiful designs that are part of this Designer Series Paper (DSP). I absolutely LOVE that bold "Hello Friend" stamp too.

The best part about a Bridge Fun Fold card is it folds down to fit in the standard A2 envelope that Stampin' Up! sells.

Here's how to create this card:

Cutting Directions:
Petal Pink Card Base 4-1/4" x 8", score at 1-1/4", 2-1/2, 5-1/2", and 6-3/4" 
2 pieces of Side Panel DSP - 1" x 4"
Center back DSP with Bird Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - 3" x 4"
Petal Pink Bridge piece - 1" x 5-1/2"
DSP for Bridge 3/4" x 5-1/4"
Pool Party Tag 1-5/8" x 3"
Basic White Tag with greeting Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - 1-3/8" x 2-3/4"

Assembly:
With a bone folder crease all the score lines.
Adhere the center back section DSP with bird image.
Adhere the two side panel DSP pieces.
Adhere the Bridge DSP to the Petal Pink Bridge piece (don't attach it yet!)
Stamp and Assemble your tag.
Tag is glued to the bridge starting about 1/2" from the left end of the bridge.

Now is the time to attach the bridge piece, but you MUST fold the left side in so it lays flat. 
See Diagram below:
The bridge piece is attached 1/2" from the bottom of the card and lines up with the sides of the base as shown in the above diagram. You only put glue on each end of the bridge. Approximately a 1" square area on each end. Press firmly to the folded card base.

You are welcome to add embellishment if you desire.
As always add a 2-3/8" x 6" piece of DSP to the envelope flap. Glue well, When dry, trim off excess.

Stand up and admire your beautiful card!

Now if you have loved all the card designs this week, now is the perfect time to place a $100 online order with me before shipping and tax, so you can receive this bonus reward set for free! A value of $28!

Just click on the yellow box below and you'll go straight to my online store. Stock up on cardstock, adhesives, a new Memento Inkpad, some blades for your paper trimmer, envelopes, and whatever else your stash needs to be replenished with. Even check out the Clearance Rack. There are always some great deals there! Then when you are checking out, you can add #159990 to your Sale-a-bration Rewards area and the Friendly Hello stamp set and DSP will be arriving in your order box with all your other products right to your door. 

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I'd love to be yours!

Thank you! Phew - made it by 5 pm!


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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Pretty Friendly Hello Book Binding Card

Want to make a very easy card design? Yes? Then this one packs a fun fold into an easy card to create.

This design is called Book Binding Fun Fold. It looks extra pretty with the Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper from the current Sale-a-Bration brochure with its matching envelope. 

You can receive this stamp set and Designer Series Paper by making a $100 qualifying order before shipping and tax at my online store link below my name at the end of this post.


Here's how you can create this card:

Cutting:
Petal Pink Card Base - 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 4-1/4" and  5-1/2"
Two pieces of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) 1" x 4" strip and 4" square piece
Basic White inner layer - 4" square
Scraps for tag of your choice
I used Granny Apple Green ink.
Any ribbon that coordinates with DSP. The ribbon I used is retired but 5/8" wide.

Assembly:
With your bone folder or fingernail, crease your score lines. 
With strong adhesive adhere just the narrow section to the card back, so it will open like a book.
Adhere the DSP to both front sections.
Prepare and stamp your tag, then mount on a cardstock piece. 
Apply to the card front with dimensionals.
Wrap matching ribbon completely around the end of card, tying with a bow. Secure bow with glue dot.
Add embellishments of your choice.

There is one more card project to go tomorrow using this Sale-a-Bration product set. I'll be showing you how to make a Bridge card. Another pretty but easy card to make.

See you tomorrow!


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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Two Friendly Hello Sectional Card Ideas

Hey there, thanks for coming back to see the next couple of card designs I have for you. Today's theme is Sectional cards, meaning more than one piece of paper makes up the card front. The Friendly Hello stamp set and Designer Series Paper (DSP) works so nicely with this style of card.


Three Piece Sectional!

Cutting Dimensions & Directions:
Card Base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
2 pieces of Basic White layer 4" x 5-1/4" (one is for card liner)
Striped piece 1-7/8" x 5"
Pool Party floral  1-3/4" x 2-1/2"
Fresh Freesia dot 1-3/4" x 2-3/8"

The gap between the sections is approximately 1/8" around each piece. Adhere the Basic White and DSP layer directly to the card front.

Wrap Fresh Freesia Ribbon around the entire front of the card, thread on your stamped tag, and finish tying the bow. Use a glue dot to secure the bow. I added a dimensional under the end of the tag to secure it to the card front.

No embellishment is needed this DSP does all the work!

Adhere the Basic White inner layer to the inside of the card.

Decorate your envelope flap with a coordinating piece of DSP 2-3/8" x 6" adhered securely. 
Trim off excess.


Coordinating Triple Panel Card

Cutting Dimensions & Directions:
Card Base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Basic White layer 4" x 5-1/4" for inner card layer
Three coordinating pieces of DSP each 1-3/4 x 3-3/4"
Scotch Tape those three pieces on the reverse side.

Basic Black cardstock 4" x 5-1/4" and adhere to the panel letting an even amount of black show on the top and bottom. 

Wrap a 6" piece of Fresh Freesia 3/8" Organza Ribbon across the front and secure ends with scotch tape on the reverse side. Then adhere the entire front layer to the card base. 

For "Hello Friend" tag - cut Basic White 1-3/8" x 2-5/8"
Stamp greeting with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Adhere Basic Black to back of tag 1-5/8" x 2-5/8" to mimic the card front. Attach to card front with dimensions at an angle.
Finish with Tied  Bow attached with glue dots. Embellish with Matt Black Dots, one in each corner.

Adhere the Basic White inner layer to the inside of the card.

Decorate your envelope flap with a coordinating piece of DSP 2-3/8" x 6" adhered securely. 
Trim off excess.

I hope you love today's designs. Invite your stamping friends to visit my blog. If you haven't subscribed to my email list yet, please do at the tinyurl link below my name. You'll receive a free 14 card One Sheet Wonder tutorial that can be used any time of year!

Tomorrow's post will be a Book style fun fold. See you then!



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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Friendly Hello Easy Horizontal Split Cards

Welcome back! In yesterday's blog post I shared with you two easy cards using the Angle Cut technique. Today's post shows the fun you can have when you cut one piece of the Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper horizontally wherever you'd like. Then you have the hard decision of deciding where the smaller section will go when you flip it over. Top or bottom of the card front? Decisions, decisions!


Cutting Dimensions:
Card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Basic White or Basic Black depending on the color combination you want to achieve - 4" x 5-1/4"
Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper (DSP)- 3-3/4" x 5"
On the 5" side of the DSP decide where you would like to cut it into two pieces. My cut is 2", so that way I have a piece 2" x 3-3/4" and a flipped over piece 3" x 3-3/4". Scotch tape them together on the reverse for ease of applying to the black or white layer.

Assembly:
Next, decide if you will be stamping the greeting of your choice directly onto the DSP with Memento Black ink, or onto a tag/shape of your choice.

After adhering the  DSP to the next layer, then cut a 6" piece of your choice of coordinating ribbon. Wrap the ribbon ends around to the backside and scotch tape down. Then you can decide if you want to adhere the two layers directly to the card front (like the above card) or raise the layers with dimensionals (like the lower card).

Tie a bow and attach it to the flat ribbon with glue dots. Attach your greeting if it is a separate piece.
Embellish as desired.

Decorate your envelope flap with a 2-3/8" x 6" piece of matching DSP and trim off the excess around the flap edges.


The beautiful colors in the Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper are amazing! I'm loving everyone I've worked with so far. 

Be sure to come back tomorrow where we will be making card fronts with three pieces of DSP. It's a great way to use up scraps! 

Thanks for stopping by!


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Monday, January 17, 2022

Make Easy Angle Front Cards Using Friendly Hello

Do you love getting something for free? I sure do! I always love the Sale-a-Bration months throughout the Stampin' Up! year. Last year and this year Stampin' Up! is having a total of 4 months of extras! That's one-third of a year of extra value!

Sale-a-Bration is the months of January and February, and then again in July and August. These timings coincide with the release of the two Mini Catalogs. There is always something new to want from these catalogs so why not get another new product for free too!

We, paper crafters, are always needing to resupply something in our stash (like cardstock or adhesives), so if you plan ahead a bit and accumulate your shopping list to equal either $50 or $100 increments before shipping and sales tax, you can select additional "rewards" from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. 

This week I'll be focusing on the BIG Reward of the Friendly Hello Stamp Set and matching Designer Series Paper. I hope you'll be inspired by some easy and quick cards to make with this set.


Here's the set that you can receive for FREE with a qualifying $100 order.
The value of these items are at least $28! A 13 piece photopolymer stamp set and 12 sheets of 12" x 12" double-sided Designer Series Paper That's a great reward for you!

The colors in this set are Basic Black, Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Shaded Spruce.

        




The two cards I'm sharing today use the angle cut technique to create two patterned card fronts. The cool part about this cut is all you have to do is cut two pieces of 3-3/4" x 5" Designer Series Paper. Stack them together and cut them at your desired angle at the same time with your paper trimmer. Voila! Then switch two of the four pieces and you get two card fronts from that. I chose to do one landscape and one portrait mode. Just scotch tape the two angled pieces together before adhering to your next layer.


Have you ever tried stamping directly on Designer Series Paper?  Don't you think the greeting above and the bird on the branch below look good?  All you have to do is to make sure your stamp is well inked and HOLD it down to the Designer Series Paper with EVEN pressure for at least five seconds. That gives the ink a chance to absorb into the printed paper. Gently lift the stamp away from the paper.

Don't forget to add a 2-3/8" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper to your envelope flap. Glue securely, let dry, then trim off the excess. That way to get a stylish set to give to a friend or family member!


Cutting Instructions: 
Pool Party cardstock - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Basic Black cardstock - 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper - 3-3/4" x 5" 2 pieces for angle cut
Basic White card liner - 4" x 5-1/4"

Supplies:
Clear Stamp Blocks
Paper Trimmer
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Adhesives of your choice plus glue dots
Dimensionals
Ribbons of your choice
Scotch Tape for ribbon ends on the card back
Your choice of tags (I used an extra one I had leftover from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit.)

Set a reminder to come back to my blog all week to see the rest of the cards I've designed for you!



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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sale-a-Bration Fun!

Hey Friends, give this short video a view to see how wonderful Sale-a-Bration is!

 

Starting on Monday I'll be sharing card ideas using some of these products I've received free with my preorders when I spent $50 before shipping and tax. 

I hope you will be inspired.

Don't forget to subscribe to my email list here and receive your free 14 card One Sheet Wonder tutorial from me. If you don't have your own Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I'd love to be yours!



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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sweet Talk and Ladybugs Oh My!

Over the last couple of days, I've been designing, making, and planning for my monthly card class later this month. It is happening later than usual this month due to my Family European Vacation in the second half of December, serious jet lag upon returning home, and working four mornings a week training the new gal who will be taking over for me at my church bookkeeping job which I've resigned from as of Jan. 31. After 5-1/2 years there part-time, which I took to decompress after my teaching career, I realized I am decompressed enough and ready to focus solely on my Stampin' Up! business. The hubs would also like to travel to more National Parks and such, so I need the flexibility to do that.


The Hubs loves to take panoramic photos, so here is one of our Viking River ship docked in the town of Decin, Czech Republic. If you have never taken a Viking River Cruise, I highly recommend it. I have loved every trip we've taken with them!

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Are you one of those crafters, who loves to shop for beautiful products to make cards with? Well, you have come to the right place. Let me introduce you to two of my most favorite bundles
 in the Jan.-June 2022 Mini Catalog.

My first LOVE is the Sweet Talk Suite. The colors (Real Red, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party and Highland Heather) are so vibrant and the stamps and paper are so fun. These products will definitely make anyone's Valentines the sweetest yet! And you'll not have any trouble mixing and matching the stamps and papers to create some beautiful cards as shown in the catalog images below.


The Suite Collection costs $86.25 with order # 157629


The Sweet Conversation Bundle costs $42.25 (a 10% savings) with order # 157624


12" x 12" Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper costs $11.50 with order # 157616

Sweet Conversations Stamp Set cost is $18.00 and order # is 157618




Some fun card ideas above and below



Now my next favorite new products are the Hello Ladybug Bundle. Stampin' Up! is so smart to make a ladybug punch for this darling stamp set. Assembling the ladybugs with their wings are super easy.


Hello Ladybug Bundle is $32.25 (10% savings) and order # 157699


The Ladybug Builder Punch is $18.00 and order # 157698

Hello Ladybug stamp set is photopolymer which makes it so easy to line up your images. This set costs $18.00 and the order # is 157693


Here's a couple fun card designs you can case from the catalog.

Be sure to come back to my blog here on Jan. 24 as that is when I'll be showing my card class designs complete with measurements and products used.  You'll still have plenty of time to make some Valentine's for your family and friends.

You can get a head start and order any of these products at my yellow link below. With every online order over $50 before shipping and tax, you'll earn Loyalty Points with me PLUS a free gift if you use January's Host Code of  MHCYEERS (Visit my page tab above "Shop Online Today" to read all about the special gift) PLUS Sale-a-Bration rewards now through the end of February. 

Now that's how you make your money go farther these days. 

If you don't have your own Stampin' Up! Demo, I'd love to be yours! You can be anywhere in the USA and we can be friends!



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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Let's Go on Safari with Paper Pumpkin

 Do you have friends that could use some encouragement? Children or Grandkids you would like a project to make with them? Do you want to expand your crafting fun?  Well, a monthly subscription to Paper Pumpkin is the perfect answer! Check this out!




Did you see that? It’s a mischievous monkey swinging from tree to tree! What about that elephant marching through the mud? Can you catch an antelope galloping in the grass? Grab your binoculars, buckle up, and hop into our off-road truck—there’s so much to see on this safari!

Answer the call of the wild—and your creativity—with the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. This playful, party-themed kit includes all the goodies and gear you need to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes in safari-inspired shapes and patterns you’ll go wild for! Make every occasion a celebration with this month’s amusing animals, beautiful botanicals, and celebratory sentiments.

Don’t monkey around and miss this amazing adventure! Unleash your creativity with February’s wildly fun kit.



Details:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is an uplifting one! Make every occasion a celebration with sentiments that say “yay!”, “fantastic!”, and other fun phrases.
  • Explore each of our current In Color collections with this colorful kit! Discover designs and paper pieces in Bumblebee (a 2020–2022 In Color), Fresh Freesia (a 2021–2023 In Color), and Soft Succulent (a 2021–2023 In Color).
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede


Now is the best time to subscribe because you can receive extra Sale-a-Bration rewards with a prepaid subscription.  Order here
Once you've purchased, Stampin' Up! will email you a coupon code to enter here 
Set up your online account and add the coupon code and you'll be receiving your first kit before the end of February!

Then share the fun of making your kit with your friends. Start a kindness movement!





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Monday, January 10, 2022

Don't Miss Out on January Paper Pumpkin

Hey Friends! Today is the last day to sign up for January's Kisses and Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit. It looks so cute for Valentines', but it will also be awesome for weddings, anniversaries, and surprise gifts.


We have heard that this kit will be a little delayed in it's shipping due to supply chain issues, but that means if you sign up today you won't miss a thing!

On Jan. 25th the darling little boxes that are shown above are an add-on item you can purchase through the online store only if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.

Watch this short video to see more about this cute kit!



ABOUT THE KIT

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes
  • Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
  • Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/2" x 4-1/4" (11.4 x 10.8 cm) heart-shaped cards; folded
  • Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla

    ADD-ON

    Name: Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes 

    Item number: 160147 | $10.00 USD | $13.75 CAD

    Details:

    • Contains 20 mini treat boxes and 20 heart tags
    • Gold cord: 10-1/2" yards (9.6 m)
    • Finished size: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" (4.4 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
    • Printed with gold foil

    These coordinated treat boxes are not included in this month’s kit and are only available for purchase separately as an add-on online starting 25 January. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase and they are only available while supplies last.

    For a by the month subscription:

    If you purchase a prepaid 6-month subscription in my online store - you can also qualify for two Sale-a-Bration rewards! Following check out, you will be emailed a code to enter in the sign up link above to start your subscription. This is the best time to sign up! Who doesn't want some free product?!

    Once you sign up, you'll be invited to join my Paper Pumpkin Facebook group where I share alternative ideas each month with the kit. You should could also join the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook group to get lots more great alternative ideas!



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    Thursday, January 6, 2022

    Grab this Offer! Two Free Stamp Sets!

    Everyone loves a deal, right? Check out my story below...


     
    I had never considered joining Stampin' Up! until November, 2010 when the demonstrator I'd been attending classes with for several years said to me, "Hey did you know the Starter Kit is a really good deal right now?" "No," I said. However, I was having a particularly hard year in my teaching career, and I needed something to take my mind off it, so I thought "Why NOT!"  

    Gosh, that has been one of the best decisions I've made. Stampin' Up! holds a very treasured spot in my heart after 11 years. It got me through my final five years of teaching, now after retiring 5-1/2 years ago, it has been such a blessing in my life. I love being my own boss! Who's retired? Not me really!

    Stampin' Up! is such a great company, they have the absolute best customer service, and products that are the best in the business. I love their color-coordinated "families" of cardstocks and inks. They make creating cards and more so easy! 

    My life has been so enriched by all the wonderful people I've met, the conventions I've attended around the county, the card swaps I've signed up for, and the collection of wonderful products I have accumulated. I have grown as a leader, learned a ton about technology, become empowered in my creativity and confidence. All done in a setting of positivity and encouragement. 

    I am currently at the Silver Level within the Stampin' Up! family? The requirement for Silver is to have at least one team member and a certain level of sales in a year which I have. I am very thankful for my two current team members, Anne and Heidi. They have been with me quite a while. I invest time and offer training to help them along. We go to events together. I've adopted another demo when she needed support. The four of us enjoy Zoom team meetings monthly to connect and share.

    Maybe my story will help you make your decision...

    Let's add up the Value of this Opportunity:
    Your cost - $99 Kit plus sales tax - value of items you choose $125
    Two Free Stamp Sets from $32 - $52
    Free Past Paper Pumpkin Kit $22
    Free Kit shipping $20 value
    Total Value nearing $200

    After you receive your kit:
    Demo Discount of 20% minimum on every order you and your customers place.
    Small quarterly sales requirement of $300 (that's two $150 demo orders 
    and you get more free products with Stampin' Rewards $15 per order when you order $150 or more in one order before shipping and tax.) But you get 20% back on those orders, so it's not really a full $300 that you are spending!

    You can also sign up for two free months of Stampin' Up!s Demonstrator Website - that's another $25.90 value!

    You are receiving more Value every day with the ability to place a preorder when new catalogs begin ahead of the general public, receive training from Stampin' Up! and me, meet new people, make social media connections, have creative therapy me-time, enjoy recognition when you achieve certain milestones, and so much more!
    THIS OPPORTUNITY IS REALLY PRICELESS!

     I'd really love to advance to Silver Elite with a team of five or more, would you consider joining my team? I'd love to have you be part of our group of stampers. We are a fun bunch! It doesn't matter where you are in America, we can still be a team. I will support and encourage you however you want me to.

    All you need to sign up is a credit or debit card, and a bank account to 
    receive your earnings, and an email address!
    Just click this LINK!

    I can't wait to team up with YOU!



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