Let’s get this 30th Birthday Party rollin’
TODAY and for TODAY ONLY!…
There are 30 Stamps that are 15% off
(just kick this festive image below and POP…you will go right to the discounted stamps!!!)
Here is a super quick….(like 30 seconds) that is a festive and fun showcase of the stamps offered today! There is just something FUN about Balloons…..enjoy!
Do you have a favorite stamp that is on sale?
I am going to snatch up a couple as believe it or not…there are many that I do not have…..and my 1st SNATCH PICK is….Another Wonderful Year…..
I adore sentiment stamps and I did not purchase this before as I thought it was a little pricy…..but you know what STAMPERS do when they hear the word SALE……yep, HIT THAT BUTTON!!!!
(click on the image…poof – you are in the store!!!)
Speaking of Sentiment Sets….here are 2 more that are fantastic staples that are keepers!
With all of the amazing Designer Series Paper that we all tend to collect….these simple stamps are fantastic to make a quick card that carries a big impact….and to me, are TIMELESS….and that is the name of the game in my opinion!
Just layer some cardstock with a stamped image over a beautiful paper……write a heartfelt message and GET IT IN THE MAIL! Poof….you will feel great and the recipient will love your message!
(click on the image…poof – you are in the store!!!)
(click on the image…poof – you are in the store!!!)
There you go….now go enjoy the sale and have a great day! John and I are off in the morning to the great state of TEXAS to see some AMAZING LADIES….and I am sure he will be more of a hit that I will be!
Hands down, Fall is my favorite time of the year so if it is beautiful where you live…go and grab some of that Autumn beauty!
Hello to all and do I have a FUN post for you today! I know that it has been ages since I have blogged and I have missed you guys…I had shared with you all that this Fall was going to be a super busy time for me with traveling and I have learned one thing…HATS OFF TO THOSE that can travel all of the time and be balanced with daily life!
Don’t get me wrong….it has all been SUPER FUN but I am a pooped stamper and my poor suitcase never gets to make it back to the basement…John and I leave on Wednesday to make a trek to the great state of Texas….to see some very special people….and I do hope to blog about it as I know it will make you smile from ear to ear!
I have not been short of ideas for you and for my blog….it is that darn TIME THING that has stopped me from blogging…..the creating part is the super FUN PART…..it is the taking photos, editing them, typing up the post, linking the products….all of those that are the true timer bandits!
Enough….let’s get to it as I have a C&CKC for you today……yep, that is my new little tag smile maker for you…
Clean & Classic Keeper Card (say that 5 times!)
Holidays always seem to bring out the best of us when we sit to create our cards for our family and friends. Using vellum is always a classic and it instantly will step up the game for you but the one thing that we all seem to have to deal with is…..
How in the heck can we hide the adhesive on the vellum?
Trust me, I GET IT as you know I like to always have a well constructed card with clean workmanship and we all know working with vellum is one of those “special touches” that is fun to implement into our cards but that DARN HIDING THE ADHESIVE GAME can be a challenge!
I do hope that you stay with the length of this post and also the amount of pictures that I have for you today but again, you know me…..I like to make sure that you “get it”
I will be sharing with you tips that YOU DO NOT WANT TO DO…..as well as the TIPS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE! The way that I look at it is….learning from mistakes that I made will save you time in the long run!
I am mainly working with the SUPERSTAR bundle from the Holiday Catalog….the Merry Christmas to All Bundle. It is chocked full of fabulous sentiments to create a classic card but the framelits….yep, to me – they are the show stopper as I am a HUGE FAN of sentiment words. This IS one that will be a yearly staple for you….
Below you will see another keeper, the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder! This is another dynamic folder that leaves that super deep impression that will bring an instant smile to your face. I used this on all cards today and you will see the classic look it gives and the best thing – you can use this all year long as it is not just limited to the Holidays!
This will be your FREE with a $75+ or more with me this month…if you already have this, no worries….I will glad to substitute with another embossing folder….I just want you to be a happy stamper that STAMPS!!!
I know that you will “get this” and chuckle….we are all pretty good…actually GREAT at collecting things/products……but we need to USE THEM! I will say….I have been a stampin’ machine lately and it has felt great to create and send mail…..that is why I started with SU and I will say, going back to the roots of doing what I love is making me smile!
There is really nothing hard about this layout as it is what I love and do best…keeping it simple! Simple Layers of paper and embossing and then using the circle framelits to create an ornament….PRESTO – DONE…..but here are the DO NOT DO’S as well as the TO DO’S
It is all about using the basics….
The KEY to making this work is to use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets and to use MULTIPLE LAYERS OF THE VELLUM CIRCLES before you add the Ornament to the Embossed piece or cardstock!
Keep reading as my photos will be helpful! I heat embossed on the vellum and in the sample below you will see that I used 4 different embossing powders….heck, it’s the holidays and there is nothing like heat embossing and seeing that luscious and rich powder melt to smoothness!
When you heat emboss…..ALWAYS USE the Embossing Buddy….it is the best way to ensure that your end result will be a beauty! Heat Embossing is probably still the biggest WOW that we love to see and do!
Remember when I said that you will need to use MULTIPLE LAYERS OF VELUM CIRCLES WITH THE MULTIPURPOSE ADHESIVE ON THE BACK?…..well….yep – follow that tip but do NOT heat emboss the sentiment with the adhesive on the back…..
Look below…you can see that the result is terrible – the adhesive melted underneath and created bubble……
Now look at this one below……a BEAUTIFUL MELT!!!! After you heat set the sentiment….THEN PUT THE ADHESIVE ON THE BACK and then you can go ahead and add more circles of vellum.
I like to use 3 layers of vellum…..I am being totally honest with you as I think that the 3 layers give you the best end result! In this one below……I did use a white circle under the last layer but I think you get the idea of where I am coming from!
Hopefully you will see the adhesive on the back of this below….I am a HUGE believer of making sure that you have the right products at your fingertips so when you take the time to create….you have everything you need at a reach. Having the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets IS a must have…..(actually I have MANY) as I would never want to be without!
Below you will see another example of what not to do……I ADORE this layout and colors/punch that I used…..but I only had 1 piece of vellum and you can see how the embossing folder shadows peek through.
This would have been TOTALLY AVOIDED if I would have added 2 more adhesive vellum circles underneath the stamped one! I know that O am being super picky….but I am trying to be true! I also loved what I did with the envelope! I really just wanted 2 rows of trees….so adding the 1/4″ strip on the top and on the bottom was a winner!
Look at this beauty…..I love this combo! The copper is just stunning. This would have been PERFECT if I would have added the 2 circles underneath……here is another tip that I always do…I add a bow with a glue dot and then just adhere the anchor to the back of the embossed piece with an adhesive.
I know that some of you might be thinking I am being to type A….but heck – what is it to just add 2 more circles…..
I just love a clean card that the mechanics of it are completely hidden. I know that time is a factor for some of these tips….but trust me, the time you spend to the details is so with it and your style becomes more reflective of workmanship the more you do it.
You know that I adore plaids….and this one I added more of a DSP to the focal of the card but you can still see the classic ornament! To me, this is a great card – I love the colors, I love the style and YEP, there are 3 layers of vellum and then a white circle…..creating a beauty!
I love dimension….and trust me, I have a CA-ZILLION Stampin’ Dimensionals but I also love to use fun foam! It cuts perfectly with the framelits and below you can see that I just used a smaller circle and adhered it!
Why do I like fun foam so much? I love the solid feel it gives to a larger element….if this was smaller, I would have used a dimensional!
Below you will see how I used these products…..all BASICS that created a fun and oh so beautiful of a Holiday Card! This would be a card that would be super easy to MASS PRODUCE and also a great card to use up your DSP…..you could easily use the layout and then just choose the color scheme to what you have on hand!
Well…there you go! I DID IT…I POSTED and I hope that you found this helpful! I know that my posts are so long…but that is the way I roll. It is my goal to make sure that you completely understand how YOU can make this card!
Please feel free to leave a comment and a HUGE CYBER HUG to each and everyone of YOU!!!! Please make sure that you use the HOST code of 76FGF2W6 to get the Embossing Folder with a purchase from me this month!
For those of you that have already purchased from me this month, I will reach out to you as I never changed the offering for this month! You will always find the current host code on the right side bar of my blog!
Go and have a great evening and I hope to be in you “in box” soon……
HHD (Happy Hump Day) to you from beautiful Kiawah Island, South Carolina! I am having a wonderful time away with some amazing women and I just needed to sneak to give you a smile of a post!
I have a super FUN one for you today that will bring a smile to your face and also give you some inspiration to get ahead of the game with a clever way to give the gift that is always….so well received, a gift card…check or good old fashion cash!
We all know that everyone has their own likes and dislikes and a gift card is always a popular option for many so the recipient can pick what they want! Isn’t it amazing that you can get a gift card for just about anything!
I know that one thing that we all like to do is to find clever ways to give these little gift card of love and today I think that I have NAILED IT for you as this is so clean and simple and one that you can use for all times of the year…simple – just change up the sentiment and the paper….POOF – a fun card!
I am excited to add this design that I am sharing with you today to my ever growing ways to showcase a simple gift card, a check or cash! Let’s dive in…cause’ I am using something from the annual catalog that came out 2 years ago (using that STASH again!) and new bundle from the Holiday Catalog that is a sleeper in my simple eyes but honestly one that you simply cannot overlook as it is one of those “practical ones” that always perk me up for its versatility!
Look below, super cute…right!?!? We are working from the Nothing Sweeter Bundle and the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp and matching framelits. I will share with you some tips and tricks that make this a fun and easy project to whip up! This would be one for the masses!
I know that you have hear many times that when you purchase a bundle you will save an instant 10% and there are times that I communicate to you that I just buy one piece of an offering but for this one….BUY THE BUNDLE as this is bundle is a keeper as it goes not only for the Holidays…but it will clearly work for Valentines Day and also Birthdays! You know….it is fun to think out of the box and I am excited to continue to bring you more posts using this bundle!
The other fun piece to this project is using the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set and the matching framelits…..This is NOT priced as a bundle now (it used to be when it first came out)…. so here you can see that this is why it is the best bang for your buck to purchase bundles when Stampin’ Up! offers them.
This again is one that I would purchase the stamp set as well as the framelits as it is a very unique and super clever offering. I have a super important tip for you with these framelits!
This is just an A-2 card out of Thick Whisper White…..something I always do as I am a big fan of a solid card and then I paced a 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ piece of Night of Navy to set the backdrop of todays card!
I am just MAD ABOUT PLAIDS and this gem came from the Holiday DSP from the Annual Catalog, Under the Mistletoe. I knew that the minute I saw this DSP offering it was going to be a favorite of mine and it still is…even after the debut of the Holiday. To me, there is nothing more fun and festive than a good and bold plaid.
Here are the TIPS I have for you….enjoy and please let me know how you like this!
- When you cute your plaid DSP…try to balance the white part on the far right and the far left….I know that this might not seem like a big deal to you but trust me, it balances the eye to make the overall plaid more pleasing.
- Here is one that might surprise you…..used VERSAMARK to stamp the stitches as I just love the tone on tone effect. There are time that I use the same color of ink to do the stamping but I honestly I usually prefer the versamark!
- Use tear and tape to the edges of pocket as this will give the strongest hold!
- Check out the stitches on the Christmas Tree….this an embossed stitch effect and peek again at the image of the framelits that there are also longer rig-rack image and a scalloped….this is just another reason that I adore this bundle!
- Now to the most important tip to using this Bundle….lining up the photopolymer pocket stamp to the framelits for a PERFECT match up each and every time! Watch this video that Mary Fish did as she NAILED IT for a simple and to the point way of lining it up!
- I did not want to do a stark white star….as I did it to be a bit more subtle so I put my thinking cap and POOF – the Twinkle Builder Punch and the “white” of the plaid was to me…..a great option!
OK….there you go and I hope that you enjoy! This is a smile maker for me and I hope that it sparked some interest to you! I will be back late on Friday (hopefully) and please remember to take full advantage of the DEAL that Stampin’ Up! has for us just until the 7th! CLICK HERE to grab a deal of the basics!
HHA (Happy Hump Day) to you all!
I have a cutie for you that is not only going to make you smile…it is going to get your creative juices flowing as the options are just endless! This is one of those kinda posts that I hope settles in with you as I think that these are just ADORABLE Notecards!
Let me share with you the “why’s and how’s” of how these cuties came about! Hopefully you know me well enough by now…there is always a method (or whys) to my crafting madness!
When I create and more importantly to me….when I share something with you on my blog…I do it for one reason…I LIKE IT….I guess this is one of those things that I like about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator….I get to purchase just what I like and will use. The minute that I saw this bundle on my first flip through the catalog I knew that it would have a home on Randall Lane.
Being completely honest with you….when I saw that it was a bundle, I didn’t quite get how the framelits went with this very forgiving and quite whimsical stamp set. I just love this set…and the ideas are just simply ENDLESS….If you have not already done so…I would google and or go to Pinterest and see all of the amazing projects people have made using this gem of a stamp set.
I have shared with you in previous post that there are actually times that I do not buy a bundle…it is rare but there are times that when I know that I am simply not going to use a part of the bundle….I say why buy it? I thought pretty hard on this one but ultimately I did get it as a bundle as that triangular floral image is just stunning.
I did just what I said above to you – I googled it and saw amazing ideas that others made with it and YEP, it made me purchase the bundle. I will share with you in a future post the BEAUTIFUL card I made with this stunning framelit so the moral of this stampin’ story is…..BUY IT as a bundle!
Ok…onward as I have a ca-zillion things to do this afternoon and this is soooo ridiculously easy but it has such a practical and cute impact! This is how I roll….I needed a gift for a Bridal Shower and also for a dear friend that has been ill and asked me if I could just whip up something….HOW COULD I SAY NO????
That darn thing of TIME was once again on my shoulders and I went to my FUN AREA and….kept saying to myself…you can do it…you can do it…and POOF – I did it! Not only did I get my gift mission accomplished…I thought that they were so cute that I made up 20 more for myself as they are just too sweet!
There really is not much to tell you about making them….but you know me, I will share and I do hope that you come back on Friday as there will be a Part 2 to this post with my packaging and another….GREAT TIP!!! You know me, I love to share and I love to inspire!
Now I admit, I do not “get it” why there are some of you that do not embrace the love for the Note Cards & Envelopes? They are such an AMAZING bang for the buck (as the saying goes).…I ask you???….how in the world can you get 20 pre-cut and pre-scored bases in THICK cardstock with envelopes for just $6.50….let me answer this for you….you can and if I were you….I would CLICK HERE to get them in White and then CLICK HERE to get them in Very Vanilla!
These are just one of those Stampin’ Up! staples that you just have to have on hand. Now if it is the size that bugs you….o.k. – but really….this is a super size for a note (5″ X 3 1/2″) but if you insist to do it in an A-2 size…..go for it as we both know it will be beautiful!
There are those darn Basics that I blog about all of the time that made this a BREEZE to do. You will see that I am showing you (3) different color combinations but I thin that you can see that you can do whatever your heart desired. I made up (20) of eash color combination….yep – a total of 60 and it was a fun thing to do!
The Stamparatus made it a breeze as all I had to do was put the paper in….stamp….do all 60….the change to the next stamp…..put the paper in and stamp…..it goes super fast! A stamp positioning tool makes the process a delight to do. I feel SOOOOOOO strongly about a stamp positioner that honestly, if you do not have one….buy the Stamparatus.
Ir is a great tool. I have shared that I have had a MISTI for years as well as a Tim Holtz one….but truly, Stampin’ Up! nailed it with this beauty! It truly is unique with having a (2) door system…I am just very, very happy and also proud of the product!
At the end of the post you will see the list of inks that I used. I think that you will find it pretty easy to see which ones went where…etc but if not, please feel free to leave me a comment and I will clarify it for you!
Here is the SCOOP on how to make them. You will say, NOW EVEN I CAN DO THAT! Well, you know what I am going to say right back to you….OF COURSE YOU CAN DO IT! I am such a FIRM believer that we all can do whatever we want to achieve as long as we take the time to practice and also have the right tools to get the job done!
- Use the Notecards & Envelopes
- Cover the front panel of the notecard with a piece of cardstock (to coordinate with your color palette) to 3 1/2″ X 5″
- Cut a piece of Whisper White to 3 1/4″ X 4 3/4″
- Stamp the Whisper White piece to your liking
- After you have done all of the stamping….take this to your simple scored and score lines as you can see in the pictures…..THIS IS KEY TO ME…as trust me, it is that PERFECT ADDED TOUCH that we have been talking about lately!
- The envelope….same drill as usual BUT because the flap is narrower that our regular envelopes…..you can just make the DSP 5 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ under the 1/4″ strip of paper!
The reason that this is WOOT-WOOT…as you will be able to get (4) envelope flaps per (1) sheet of DSP…..I used the Garden Impressions Stack but then I also used the AMAZING Stacks from each of the color families! You know HOW I LOVE them and this is why I put them BACK ON my Product Share Offerings……as so many of you wanted them again (Add-On #2). It is a GREAT way to get all of these without having to buy them all!
Well…there you go! I hope that I have inspired you today and I also hope that you will come back on Friday to see how I packaged them! I just LOVE to package things up as let’s face it…that is what sets the tone…the 1st impression is how a gift is wrapped!
Enjoy the remainder of the day and I will see you on Friday!!!!
Happy Friday…happy Weekend! I do not know about you but this week has ZOOMED by!
In less than 3 weeks the new Holiday Catalog will be live and that means it is time for another Product Share.
When there is a new catalog the best way to get a taste and feel for it is to take part in a PRODUCT SHARE.
It is as simple as this….you look at the below offerings and decide what you want…email me to save your share and then I get to do the work in ordering, dividing and creating!
I know that this time of the year that life just becomes “crazy”! If you are anything like me we have great intentions to “be on top of it” and not let the calendar get to us….and then IT HAPPENS…(fingers crossed that this year might be different)
That darn calendar turns to September…and we walk around saying…where did the summer go…kids back to school...and then October…yikes – Halloween….and then… the upcoming “biggies” of Thanksgiving and Christmas….CALGON, take me away! It is all in great intentions as we love to create and make things for our family and friend, trust me, I GET IT!
I know many of you are nodding you heads as it happens, each and every year. This new catalog will go live on Wednesday, September 5th and I will have these shares in and out the door in a jif as I know I was in your shoes before…you want the “goods…and you want them now” (kinda like the girl in the Willy Wonka)
The BEST part about this Holiday Catalog is….that the most time consuming part for me with the shares is making up the DSP swatch books (share #1) and as a Demonstrator I have been able to order a wee bit of all of the paper, and trust me, I have been making these up!
Let’s get to it…..here are the Product Shares that I have for you!
All I ask from you is…EMAIL ME and put in the subject line…HOLIDAY PRODUCT SHARE so I can spot it and get the list going! Please let me know what shares you wish to preorder and ALSO your address. I know that there are sooooo many of you that have been ordering shares from me for years (thank you)…but it makes it super easy for me to just copy and paste all of your info…..(thanks!)
Share #1 – DSP Swatch Books – $17.50 – These are a MUST HAVE Stampin’ Aid to have at your work space!
These gems are a VERY VALUABLE piece of Real-Estate in your craft space. These along with below ADD ON OFFERING Share #1 will have you SET and all ORGANIZED. There is no need to DRAG OUT lots of paper to see what will work for you.
These are a true “labor of crazy love” to make but they are sooooo worth it. You will thank me each and every day you use them! They have all of the important information on them to see at a glance – trust me, once you get these….you will always get them each catalog.
There will be 7 swatch-books – all from the collections of paper that I am offering in the next share.
Share #2 – DSP Paper Share – $25.00 (7 DSP paper collections below)…a total of (44) pieces of 6″ X 12″ paper/
- All Is Bright, Festive Farmhouse, Santa’s Workshop, Joyous Noel, Frosted Floral, Country Lane, Toil & Trouble
- (1) 6” X 12” piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper
- (1) 6 “ X 12” piece of Black Foil Paper
Share #3 – Tis’ the Season to Shimmer – $9.00… The fall and Holiday Season lends itself to some glimmer and bling…7 different colors to add that special little touch! In total you will receive (14) pieces of glimmer.
There us no doubt that a bit of glimmer is a perfect “something-something” to jazz our projects and Stampin’ Up! has redesigned the glimmer paper and the “glittery goodness” does not come off!
- (2) 6 “ X 6” of EACH Glimmer Paper in Copper, Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide, Gold, Rose, Silver & Sparkle
Share #4 – Ribbon Shares – $15.00 You will get 2 1/2 yards of EACH of the ribbons below
Stampin’ Up! offers super… classic offerings of their ribbon to coordinate beautifully with our Product Line. I wish that you could be here to see the assembly line we have with ribbon! It becomes a whomever is in the house affair!!!
I take everything off on the kitchen island and put pieces of Washi Tape on our Kitchen Counter….get a pair of Ribbon Scissors for John or my Dad… and say – HAVE FUN! They hang the ribbon on all of the Kitchen Cabinet Knobs for me to separate and package!
- 3/8” Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon
- 5/8” Striped Burlap Trim
- ½” Poppy Parade Textured Weaved Ribbon
- 5/8” Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon
- ¼” Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon
- 3/16” Braided Linen Trim
- 3/8” Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon
Share #5– Embellishments – $20.00
WOWZA – It is always hard for me to pick out the goodies to put in the Embellishment Shares. I have narrowed it down to the “keepers” in my eyes and trust me, I only put products in my shares that I love and stand behind as after all, if I am not a fan of it….chances are you are not going to be happy with it as well!
I think think that you will be supper happy with these picks… again, I tried to pick the must haves in my SIMPLE opinion!
- All is Bright Paper Clips – 5 each of Star and Tree (classic shapes for the classic Holiday we all love!!!)
- 6 Galvanized Buttons – (These super thin buttons will be a perfect accent to adhere a bow without the bulk!)
- Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes – 60 in total (we all love enamel do-dad’s…the colors are Garden Green, Poppy Parade & White)
- Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets – ½ sheet – 48 in total (these will be a GO-TO all year as they are that simple WOW)
- Galvanized Clips – 6 clips (LOVE the thinness of these, a sweet and perfect little accent)
- Chicken Wire Elements – 2 per share (This is NOT wire…actually it is a super fun accent that silver on 1 and the other is white…your choice in how you want to accent a project…a perfect little “something-something” to add to a card, I’m excited to use these!)
- Spider Trinkets – 3 trinkets per share (these are just too sweet as a perfect little accent even for those people that are not a fan of Halloween)
Now for the fun part…what Shares do you want?
If you are like me, how can you not just WANT IT ALL! That FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) gets us all of the time but I am being 100% honest and say…what I am offering are all things that I use in my Clean and Simple way of Crafting. YEP, even those glimmer papers for the Holidays….there is just something about them in “little bits” that works for my style of card making.
I Want It All is $ 86.50
(I always tuck in a sweet treat for those whom get that I WANT IT ALL….and here it is….)
You will receive a 25 yard spool of the NEW Garden Green/White Bakers Twine, it is super and it is practical! It is a thick Bakers Twine and perfect for you to use all year long PLUS (3) 6 ” X 12″ pieces of the limited edition Holiday DSP, Dashing Along…
Shipping: This is always so hard to figure, but please know that I take great pride in the packing and making sure you are getting the best pricing…as I GET IT – shipping is expensive! Feel free to email me if you need further clarification.
- Share #1 only is $4.00
- Share #2 only and also if combined with any other share is $7.00 (because of the length of the paper 6” 12” – it has to go Priority Mail Legal Size which is a flat $7.00)
- Any combination of 2 or more shares NOT including share #2 is $5.50
- I want it all is $12.50 (you will have 2 packages coming to you, one in the Priority Mail Legal $7.00 and also a bubble mailer, $5.50)
- If you want share #1 only it will be $4.00 for shipping
- If you want share #2 and share #4 the shipping is $7.00
- If you want shares 1,3 & 4…the shipping is $5.50
NOW TO THE “ADD ONS” FOR PRODUCT SHARES!!! (hang in there!!!)
I am offering (2) additional Product Shares that have been SUPER HOT and I have had many request for….Please let me know if you would like to add any of these on with your Product share….or perhaps you just want one of these add on’s and nothing from the above offerings….that is PERFECT with me!
ADD ON #1 – Card Stock Swatches on a Ring – $10.00
These are a MUST HAVE in my stampin’ opinion! I blogged and offered them earlier in the month, click here and MANY of you have already ordered them and they are a HIT! You will have ALL of the solid cardstock paper that Stampin’ Up! offers in one handy ring…all labeled for you
I am on BATCH #4 of these gems! People JUST LOVE THEM and trust me, I get it as it is a super practical and handy tool to have! Having all of the paper on a ring makes it a breeze to use different color combinations, The paper color and the color family are all printed on the pieces of cardstock in a super heavy and crisp font taking the guess work out of what color you need for a project!
These make a FANTASTIC gift to give to your favorite stamper…and for those Demonstrators out there…these are perfect for your customers, open houses, downline etc….and if you order 10+ the shipping is FREE on them. I have had many Demonstrators order them and have their team/customers simply reimburse the demo…..and that is totally fine with me….the feedback of how thrilled people are with them makes me smile from ear to ear!
ADD ON #2 – Paper Share – Color Collections – $35.00(6″ X 6″ sheets of the DSP Families) in polka dots and stripes!)
I am just “over the moon happy” that Stampin’ Up! has these!!!. These 6″ X 6″ sheets in each and every color that we have. This new offering from the Annual Catalog that launched in June was one of the KEY ADDITIONS to the Stampin’ Up! Catalog
I also love the basic designs of the stripes and dots….classic all the way – below you can see an image but remember, this offering will include a FULL 6″ X 6″ sheet of each color in each collection – 6 collection in total= a total of (100) 6″ X 6″ sheets!
- Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, In Color 2017 – 2019 and In Color 2018 – 2020
I am still playing catch up on emails, mailings of Cardstock Swatches on a Ring (add on #1) and by the end of the weekend I am hoping to be caught up! I had 17 orders go out yesterday and I was in disbelief that I needed to reorder on them again!
These have been so well received and I bet about every 2-3 orders I hear….why doesn’t Stampin’ Up! carry these……well…I am really not sure – they use to have that wonderful Color Coach but still…I think that there is NOTHING LIKE HAVING AN ACTUAL PIECE OF CARDSTOCK in your hand!
For those of you that are waiting…the wait will be caught up by Mondays mail! I am home for the weekend and getting caught up and actually looking forward to a PJ type of weekend just hanging around!
There you go….I know this was super long but then again, you know that I take great pride on my shares! I truly love to do them and I will say…it brings me joy to package and present them to you….Happy Mail from Maryland!
Email me and let me know what share I can put aside for you!!!!
Have a fantastic weekend and do not forget about the Bonus Days this Month….you will get a $5.00 coupon to use next month for every $50.00 you spend. his is a great time to stock up on the products that you use all year long….paper, adhesives, Inks etc….as you know that they will go to use throughout the year and then next month you can shop for the NEW GOODIES and have some $$$$ to put towards it!
Welcome to the Pals July, 2018 Blog Hop. We’re having a “Pattern Party”. This month our creations will feature our favorite Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments from the new annual catalog from Stampin’ Up!
You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal!
Let’s get started by saying “hippity-hoppity-humpday “ to you and I thank you for HOPPING on and see the fun DSP Pattern Party inspiration that i have for you today! I must say…there are many DSP’s from this new Annual Catalog that make me smile….so I thought that I would pick something that might not be as that “instant wow” to you when you have picked up the catalog to see the new offerings!
The DSP that I am using today come from the Best Routes and the Animal Expedition collection! Being that I am a super clean and simple kinda gal…I love prints like these that are “classics” as I find that they will work for many projects that I might make! The other great thing about both of these is…they are both part of Stampin’ Ups! buy 3 get 1 free offering during the month of July!….
You’ve gotta a lot of hopping to do today so let’s get into the beauty and simplicity of todays card! This is a card that I like to refer to as a “formula” What is a formula? Well…..they are your friends as a formula is a “recipe if you will” that you can pull out time and time again…make some changes with the DSP and/or stamp….and POOF – you have whipped up another masterpiece!
Today’s formula fun is using the Friendly Expressions Stamp as well as the framelits as my accent/embellishment from the Stained Glass Thinlit Dies. This stamp set it just the cat’s meow as the fonts and sentiments hit a grand slam…(a true MUST HAVE for your stamp collection!!!)
I am a stamper that loves to share tips and tricks along the way….always! I firmly believe that this is how we learn. There are so many different ways that we can make it easier for us when we sit and create.
I am all about ease and I know that many of you do not use this secret weapon….the Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheets! Another must have product for your stash!
This is a $10.00 investment that you will be thankful that you have! It is a super thin adhesive that you put on your cardstock BEFORE you run your die through “Mr. Big” and then PRESTO….you have adhesive on your detailed die…that all you have to do is remove the backing and once again, POOF – you are a happy stamper!
The biggest misconception I think many stampers have is the fact that they feel like they need to use the whole darn sheet at one time! NO…NOT AT ALL! I simply take a piece of scrap the size I need…peel the top part of the adhesive sheet back and then place the scrap of cardstock on the adhesive!
Next, I like to re-cover the piece of scrap with the sheet that says Sizzix (see below picture) and then trim away just what I need. This step helps to not get your scissors icky!
The other tip is, use the paper piecing tool after you run the shape through (especially with such a delicate die like this) to grab the release paper and again, POOF – you have adhesive ready for you to give it a good and firm press….with no mess!
I know that many of us find it hard to create a masculine card…but this is a card that I am sending to my middle peep James as he just started a new job! We all know what it is like to get something handmade…something unexpected….and hopefully from “dear old Mom” will even make it that much more special to him!
Because this is going to a “guy” I thought that this BEAUTIFUL die would be the perfect accent for some dimension and interest to this clean and simple card. I snapped a quick picture for you to see that it is as easy as this….just eyeball where you want the “peeking out” to be under the sentiment!
How about the FORMULA for you! Yep, this is another tip that I would do today. I would find some “me time” and recreate this card using whatever you have and then write the formula down on your sample. For me, this IS the easiest way to not only get the feel of creating it…but now you have your very own recipe that you can file away just like you do in your kitchen!
Feel free to email me if you have any questions. To me, you simply can’t go wrong with keeping things super clean and simple. They beauty of this type of a design is…IF you choose to fru-fru it up with either some ribbon, sparkle etc…you can easily do that….but if you want it to go out the door like this….you can do that with pride as well!
- Card Base is a regular A-2 (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) in Thick Whisper White. (I always use the thick weight for my bases) and then I covered the front with a piece of Basic Gray. I love a card that has “substance and weight to it”
- The white matting rectangle is 5 1/4″ X 4″
- The Strips of DSP are 1 1/4″ X 3 7/8″. To make the adhering these easier and straight…I use green glue to place them as I have time to wiggle them around if needed…..but please, do not stress over being perfectly straight…..just do your best – after all, it is – JUST A CARD!
- The sentiment piece is 4″ X 1/2″ and then the mat is a wee bit bigger at 4 1/8″ X 5/8″
- In the last picture you will see that I popped this piece up as I think we all agree upon this….simple dimension makes a huge difference to our projects!
- The envelope…..I do love my envelopes! I made my very own with the help of the Envelope Punch Board! Not only is it super easy, it is a “statement piece” as there just is something special when you see an envelope that is not just white!
There you go my friends – another fun card that will be the win-win for not only you….but for the recipient as well! That is exactly how I like to make my projects….duplicatable and classic. Have FUN today on the hop and please feel free to leave me a comment on how you like this formula card!
Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have chosen as their “favorite”. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
Mark your calendars for August 8, 2018 when we Cut it Out! Participants will showcase projects featuring “cuts” from punches, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits. . Don’t miss the fun.
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Nina King at InkPaperSequins
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Rachael at Bluebonnet Stampin
- Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
I am so glad that you popped by and I must admit, it feels great to do a Blog Hop again (I was afraid I was going to forget all of the in’s & out’s) but now it is time for me to go hopping and see all of the great ideas out there! This is one thing that is just the BEST in what we do…being inspired by others!
Below is the line up of products that I used for todays card! I am super excited to send it and remember, this “formula” for a card is a true blue keeper…just change the DSP used….perhaps the color and/or sentiments and you are good to go! Have a great day and thanks for “hopping in”!