Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bonus Days are Back!


Ho, ho, ho! Stampin' Up's Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! Your will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, SU will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN)! Search my name in the demonstrator directory and click on this link to join for only $99: http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/join

Saturday, July 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop - July Step it Up


Welcome to our July Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version on the first of every month.  We use current Stampin' Up! products in our designs. I'm so happy you stopped by.
Featuring . . . Wood Words and Jar of Love. To create this simple card, I used Soft Sky for the base and made a top fold card. The first layer is a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. The next layer is a piece of Watercolor Paper which I sponged with Soft Sky, spritzed with water and dried with my Heat Tool. The crate was cut out with the Wood Crate Framelits Die and I just cut off the front. You can save 10% when you purchase the Wood Words Bundle (145315) which includes the stamp and die. All of the flowers are created from the Jar of Love stamp and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits. I used Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzaz, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky for the flowers.
Here is the stepped up version. Whaaat? It looks the same? Well, it's a top fold card turned on it's side. But, that's not all! Check out the pop up goodness on the inside! It even folds flat to put in an envelope to mail. I had Stamper's Block all week. I recently read Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. She said, so what if someone has already done it - you haven't. So I went to Pinterest for some inspiration. I'd like to give a shout out to a few of my Pinterest favorites who inspired these cards: Lori Pinto, Paula Dobson and Rachel Wollard.
How's that for stepped up! This was not hard. Just assemble your crate and cut off the bottom. Decorate you crate with the flowers before you glue it into the card. When you are all done with your floral goodness, put the crate flush against the inside of the card at a 90 degree angle. Glue the left side of the crate to the left side of the card and glue the back to the right side of the card. When you close the card it will fold flat. Create the longer side fold style card so that the crate won't stick out when you fold it. I stamped the sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.
This is a photo of the card turned upside down so you can see inside the crate. I cut two strips of scrap paper 4 1/2" long and folded 1/2" in on each end as shown. Those two strips are attached inside the crate to glue your flowers and stems onto. Fold the pieces as shown so that they will fold flat with the movement of the crate when the card is closed.

As always, thank you for stopping by! We love comments too! To see what the other bloggers' stepped up cards look like, hop on over to See Julie Stamp by clicking below:
http://www.seejuliestamp.com/2017/06/WCBH7-1.html
You can order any of the supplies to make this card directly from me by clicking on the order button on the right, or by visiting www.stampinup.com and choosing me as your demonstrator. Check out all of the new stamps and 23 new bundled sets! For a list of all of the bundles, which save you 10% just click HERE.

Supply List:

  • Stamp Sets: Wood Words, Jar of Love, Dragonfly Dreams
  • Colors & Ink:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzaz, Wild Wisabi and Early Espresso
  • Embellishments: Watercolor Paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Linen Thread
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Stamping Sponge, Stampin Spritzer
  • Big Shot: Everyday Jars Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Patriotic Retired Set Sunday

 
Happy Father's Day! Welcome back to Retired Set Sunday - where I combine something retired with something current from Stampin' Up! Remember rocket pops from the Ice Cream Man! This icy cool technique is super easy. I colored directly onto the Popsicle stamp with Stampin' Write markers in Real Red at the top and Pacific Point at the bottom. Then I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. I cut out the Popsicle with the coordinating Frozen Treats framelit die, then colored the Popsicle stick in Crumb Cake. 

The card base was created by sponging onto Watercolor Paper; a line of Real Red; Whisper White Craft Ink; Pacific Point; Whisper White then Real Red again. I taped this piece, using painter's tape to a clip board and spritzed with water. Once dry, I used my retired star mask/stencil (from the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks). Stampin' Up! calls these masks instead of stencils. If you haven't used masks or stencils you are in for treat. It's a must have if you love any kind of mixed media crafting. And, believe me these masks are quality! Place the mask flat on top of your card base. Using a palette knife, spread Embossing Paste through the mask. Remove the mask to reveal the pattern. Once dry, I colored the stars with Clear Wink of Stella. 

Purchase the NEW Pattern Party Decorative Masks by shopping at www.stampinup.com and choose me as your demonstrator. These four masks are only $6. 

Pattern Party Decorative Masks
Pattern Party Decorative Masks 144103
Supply List:
  • Stamp Set: Cool Treats
  • Colors & Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Watercolor Paper, Embossing Paste, Palette Knife, Wink of Stella, 
  • Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks (retired)
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Heat Tool
  • Big Shot:  Frozen Treats Framelits Die, Layering Circles Framelits

Thursday, June 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop - June Step it Up and New Catalog Premier

Welcome to our June Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who love to create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version.  The new Stampin' Up! Catalog goes live today, so enjoy the premier. I'm so happy you stopped by.
Simple Version

Featuring . . . Touches of Texture. This simple card was created with a Crumb Cake base and a piece of the NEW Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. The flower is stamped in Old Olive and Crushed Curry. The background splatter is stamped in Soft Sky. "Hello" was cut out with the Hello You Thinlits Die in matching wood texture DSP. 

Stepped Up Version
The stepped up version was created by first stamping the flower image onto Watercolor Paper. I inked the flower stamp (from Touches of Texture) with Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive and Crushed Curry. Then carefully, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I re-stamped over the flower image with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder directly over the image. This sets the image so that it won't smear when I do my watercoloring. Next, I stamped the splatter image from Touches of Texture using Versamark directly in the middle of the watercolor paper and clear embossed. I then sponged on Old Olive and Soft Sky. I spritzed generously with water and used the heat tool to dry the watercoloring and move the colors around. I just love all of the textures! 

As always, thank you for stopping by! We love comments too! To see what the other bloggers' stepped up cards look like, hop on over to See Julie Stamp by clicking below:


You can order any of the supplies to make this card directly from me by clicking on the order button on the right, or by visiting www.stampinup.com and choosing me as your demonstrator. Check out all of the new stamps and 23 new bundled sets! For a list of all of the bundles, which save you 10% just click HERE.

Supply List:

  • Stamp Set: Touches of Texture
  • Colors & Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Soft Sky
  • Embellishments: Watercolor Paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Linen Thread, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Heat Tool
  • Big Shot:  Hello You Thinlits Die


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Retired Set Sunday Pop Up Card: Blooming Flower Garden


Welcome back to Retired Set Sunday - where I combine something retired with something current from Stampin' Up! I hope this inspires you to dust off your old Stampin' Up! supplies and get creative. This week I created this beautiful pop-up z-fold card using the flowers from the Jar of Love Bundle. The tutorial can be purchased from the talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Bronwyn Eastley. Purchasing the tutorial helps her with her crafting business and it's inexpensive and easy to follow. So worth it! Here's the link: http://addinktivedesigns.com/2016/08/15/the-stamp-review-crew-jar-of-love/ My card varies from hers because I created the fence with the retired Woodgrain background stamp and Modern Label Punch. Her tutorial will show you how to create it with current supplies. My colors and flower arrangements are different too. The possibilities are endless. See how versatile this stamp set is!
What I love about this card is that it folds flat and will fit in a standard size envelop! Amazing! I used the sentiment from Cottage Greetings on the second panel that says, Wishing You Ridiculous Amounts of Happiness.  When you peer down into the card, the flowers are glued to hills decorated with the Sheltering Tree Stamp. The background panels were created on watercolor paper washed with Island Indigo and an Aqua Painter. I used lots of water to get a feeling of the sky. 

Supply List:

  • Stamp Sets: Jar of Love, Sheltering Tree, Cottage Greetings, Woodgrain (retired)
  • Colors & Ink: Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Night of Navy, Garden Green, Basic Black (to draw the seeds inside the yellow flowers)
  • Embellishments: Watercolor Paper
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips
  • Big Shot: Everyday Jars Framelits Dies
The Jar of Love bundle may be purchased with a 10% discount before the end of the month. The stamp and dies are carrying over to the new catalog in June, but they will no longer be available as a discounted bundle. If you'd like to order online just click HERE and please choose me as your demonstrator. 
Jar of Love Photopolymer Bundle
Jar of Love Photopolymer Bundle 142342

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment or ask any questions. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Updated Color Chart in SU Catalog Font

Updated Color Chart with New In Colors
Click Photo to Download Chart
Hello Friends! I've updated the blank color chart featuring the new Stampin' Up! In Colors for 2017-2019; Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist; Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide. It even matches the font from the new Stampin' Up! catalog. Feel free to download and share. The idea is to help you organize your papers and ink. You can also use it to coordinate colors. There are spots for you to punch out a color sample, scribble with the coordinating marker and stamp any image of your choice. For best results, print the pages on Whisper White card stock. You will be able to order all of the new In Color papers and ink starting June 1st! Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop - May Step it Up

 
Welcome to our May Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who love to create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version.  It’s so fun to connect with each other and share creative ideas.  I'm so happy you stopped by.
Simple Version
Featuring . . . the Cool Treats bundle along with the Tasty Treats Designer Paper from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. My simple card was created with a Pool Party cardstock base. The Tasty Treats DSP includes 12 different sheets of five 12" x 12" double sided designs. The circles were cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits in Pool Party and Peekaboo Peach cardstock. Now for the fun part! All of the ice cream parts were cut out with the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies. The little strawberry on top was cut out twice in Watermelon Wonder and Pear Pizzazz. I cut the stem off of the Pear Pizzazz strawberry and glued it to the top of the Watermelon Wonder strawberry. Last, the sentiment from Cool Treats was stamped with Chocolate Chip onto Whisper White Cardstock.

Stepped Up Version
The stepped up version is a slider card. When you pull up the ribbon, the inside of the card moves up along with the embellishment on the front. There are lots of tutorials for slider cards online. I found this YouTube video by Dawn's Stampin' Thoughts to be easy to follow. In the photo above, you can see three different pieces of the Tasty Treats DSP. I am in love with this paper!
Slider Card

If you love this set as much as I do, be sure to order it before the end of the month. May 31st is the last day to order from the Occasions Catalog. The Cool Treats Bundle saves you 10%. 

As always, thank you for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers' stepped up cards look like, hop on over to See Julie Stamp by clicking below:
http://www.seejuliestamp.com/2017/05/WCBH5-1.html

Supply List:

  • Stamp Set: Cool Treats
  • Colors & Ink: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
  • Embellishments: Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Handheld Stapler

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Retired Set Sunday and a Sketch Challenge CPC70

Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge CPC70
Welcome back to Retired Set Sunday, where I pair a retired set with something current from Stampin' Up! Today's layout inspiration came from Craft Project Central's Sketch Challenge. I paired the Jar of Love stamp set and framelits with the retired stamp, Mother of Mine, for a happy Mother's Day Card!

Supply List:
  • Stamp Sets: Jar of Love, Mother of Mine (retired)
  • Colors & Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Shimery White, 2015-2017 In Color Paper Stack
  • Tools: Aqua Painter, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Sponge Dauber, Linen Thread
  • Big Shot: Everyday Jars Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Tip Top Taupe is retiring in June, so be sure to purchase your retiring paper while supplies last. Please shop Stampin' Up! and choose me as your demonstrator. Stop by tomorrow for the We Create - Step It Up Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by!


  

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Retired Set Sunday: Featuring Paper Pumpkin Alternatives for A Sara Thing

 
April's Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing
Welcome back to Retired Set Sunday, where I pair a retired set with something new! These cards were created from April's Paper Pumpkin kit, Stampin' Up's monthly subscription kit in the mail. I decided to do something a little different with my kit after watching a You Tube video from the adorable
Danica Ferrante where she added the butterfly to her card base. Well, I didn't care for the geometric heart shape that came with the kit, so I decided to glue the butterfly to the heart and cut it out.

I used the retired Stampin' Up! set, Sassy Salutations for some of the sentiments because I love the whimsy look of the font. These kits are great! The card bases and mats are precut and it comes with everything you need, except for a stamping block. But hey, I've used the back of my iPhone as a block before. True story! 

Supply List:
  • Stamp Sets: A Sara Thing, Sassy Salutations (retired)
  • Colors & Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, 2015-2017 In Color Paper Stack
  • Tools: April's (2017) Paper Pumpkin Kit, Washi Tape, Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencils, Paint Brush, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips
  • Big Shot: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, Butterflies Thinlits Dies 
Order online at Stampin' Up! and please choose me as your demonstrator. Paper Pumpkin subscribers have access to past kits and refills! Thanks for stopping by and please leave a happy comment!
 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Have you Heard? Stampin' Up's Retiring List is Here

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2017_NA_RetiredList/Retiring_List_US.pdf
Click the Photo Above for the Retiring List Link
Stampin' Up! just released the 10 page retiring list! Select retiring products have discounts up to 50% off. These items will only be available while supplies last through May 31st. Why do items retire? To get ready for new items which will come out with the new July 1st catalog. 

Some items to note from the list:
Regals 12" x 12" paper stack (131188)
Brights 12" x 12" paper stack (131186)
Subtles 12" x 12" paper stack (131189)
Neutrals 12" x 12" paper stack (131187)
Gold Wink of Stella (141898)
Adhesive Remover (103684)
Big Shot Die Brush Noooooooo! (140603)
Handheld Stapler (139083)

Place your order soon to get retiring products before they are gone! Order online by clicking HERE and please choose me as your demonstrator. Your orders make my day and I so appreciate you!  Be sure to check out the retiring bundles!

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