Bonus Days 2019

Hello Everyone,

 

This summer has been incredibly busy as my son and his family moved to Oklahoma and my husband and I helped move them. My grandchildren also begin school this Thursday and I am so excited for them and the new experiences that they will be having.

Bonus Days have been going on since the beginning of July. If you are new to Bonus Days let me explain them then. If you spend $50 in July then you will receive a $5 coupon to spend in August. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn during Bonus Days.

Bonus Days

Bonus days end on July 31st and you can start redeeming your coupons on the 1st of August.

Paper Pumpkin

August’s Paper Pumpkin Kit makes fall-themed gift bags (6) and gift tags (12). The kit also has ten coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede.

August’s kit also has a Add-On Bundle (item number 152885) which is not included with Paper Pumpkin subscription. The price for this add on is $10. This add on includes 24 card bases of 2 different designers with coordinating envelopes of note card size.

Dimensions

    • Cards: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
    • Envelopes: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

The Add-On kit is available August 1 while supplies last. You can purchase this via OEX or at stampinup.com

 

To purchase August’s Paper Pumpkin kit visit this website.

 

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Karen

 

Everything is Rosy Kit

Hello Everyone,

I have been so busy with my grandchildren this month. Summer is approaching so that means it is time for me to garden and make up some fun summertime activities. Here in Southern Arizona, the weather has been beautiful and not to hot so it has been really nice to spend time getting my garden back up and running.

It is that time of year again where we have to say goodbye to some of Stampin’ Up!”s products with the retired lists. So click on the link below to see what items remain.

Retiring Items as of May 18, 2019

Things have been flying off the shelves so do not hesitate when making a purchase as things are running out of stock quickly.

Everything is Rosy

This kit is only available while supplies lasts or until May 31st

This is such a gorgeous kit that is available right now! This kit is indeed rosy with its Rose Gold accents, paper, and shimmer paints.

Everything is rosy kit insides

I love the limited edition items that are in this kit!

This kit comes with a stamp set, dies, special Designer Series Paper, Rose Gold metallic sheets, Rose Gold embellishments, shimmer paints and die cut paper. This kit also comes with two ribbons.

The Everything is Rosy kit is for a beginning stamper as it comes with product that all coordinates together. This kit is also the perfect addition to any seasoned stamper as it is a collector’s item from Stampin’ Up! and beautiful elevates any crafters collection.

This kit makes beautiful cards for any occasions.

If you love to scrapbook as well the Everything is Rosy kit helps to make unforgettable pages

With the paper in the kit you can easily customize 3D item such as boxes for any occasions.

 

Paper Pumpkin Spread the kindess

June’s Paper Pumpkin is beach themed. This kit is also part of spread kindness in which this kit will enable you to brighten anyone’s day whether you leave a handwritten note on a platter of freshly baked cookies or giving a card to a coworker.

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Retired List 2019

Hello Everyone,

The NEW catalog is out are you as excited as I am?

It is that time again when the retired list is out and we must say goodbye to certain products. During this time we also are saying good-bye to the 2017-2019 In Colors. These colors will go fast so make sure to pick up inks, markers, reinkers, cardstock, and embellishments sooner rather than later.

Annual Catalog Retiring List 2019

Occasions Catalog Retiring List 2019

2017-2019 In Colors

Don’t delay these will go fast

Paper Pumpkin

The Shelli Kit

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The founder of Stampin’ Up! has created her very own Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit is the perfect kit if you are new to stamping and/or want to see what Paper Pumpkin is all about. This is also a perfect Stampin’ Up! collectible item for anyone who already loves Paper Pumpkin or Stampin’ Up!. Make sure to subscribe by May 10th to get the special edition of Paper Pumpkin.

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What is the Stamperatus?

Hello Everyone,

This week my grandchildren are back to school as Spring Break is officially over. With the boys home I was able to start work on my garden in which we will plant strawberries, tomatoes, and onions to name a few items.

This week I wanted to demonstrate how to stamp using the Stamperatus. This is a good tool for anyone to have in their crafting arsenal. This tool provides individuals with the ability to get the perfect ink coverage on a stamp, due to the fact that you can reline up the stamp to match an already stamped image. The Stamperatus also provides two plates which gives you the ability to have four surfaces to put stamps on. This will help with layering stamps.

Stamperatus

$49.00 plus tax and shipping

The stamperatus comes with a base for stamping, two stamping plates, a foam mate, and two magnets. The magnets are very strong and can break if they are to close together. A tip for anyone with or thinking about getting the stamperatus is by covering the magnets with duck tape. I even left a little lip on mine so that I can easily reposition them.

The Craft and Carry Tote costs $29 plus tax and shipping

The Craft and Carry Tote perfectly carries your stamperatus and all of its accessories.

Stamparatus® Accessories Pack151049 Price: $24.50

Stamparatus® Accessories Pack 151049 Price: $24.50

The stamperatus accessories pack allows an individual two more plates for an additional four surfaces to hold stamps, an extra foam pad and customized grid sheets that make stamping a breeze.

Paper Pumpkin

Distinktive Stamping

Paper Pumpkin is great for an individual growing their stamping collection. This all-inclusive kit just needs Snail Adhesive or Tombow Liquid Glue and your projects are complete. If you want to get to know distinktive stamping check out this kit!

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Sale-A-Bration

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It has been a little while since I have been on. I am sorry to say that I came down with a nasty case of Pneumonia and have been taking care of sick grandchildren. However, everyone is feeling better and that means that I can get back to crafting!

Sale-A-Bration 2019 is in full swing and if you do not know what Sale-A-Bration let me explain it to you. Sale-A-Bration is when you can purchase $50 or $100 worth of product and receive FREE product with the purchase!

Sale-A-Bration

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If you see something that you like that is offered during Sale-A-Bration make sure to act fast as March 31st is the last day to purchase. Several items have been discontinued so make sure to grab items quickly before they are sold out.

Sale-A-Bration Coordination

This year Sale-A-Bration is offering coordinating framelits and stamps to go with select Sale-A-Bration items.

Paper Pumpkin

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Paper Pumpkin is turning 6!!! To celebrate in every March Box, there will be an additional FREE stamp set!

When purchasing monthly installments of Paper Pumpkin you will be eligible for Sale-A-Bration items.

  • When pre-paying for three months an individual can receive a $50 item from Sale-A-Bration
  • When pre-paying for six months an individual can receive two $50 items from Sale-A-Bration or one $100 items.
  • When pre-paying for 12 months an individual receives four $50 items from Sale-A-Bration or two $100 items.

Joining Perks during Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is always a good time to join Stampin’ Up! This month you can earn FREE products and the option to get the limited addition Craft and Carry tote bag in your starter kit!

Sale-A-Bration Joining Perks

This tote bag holds SO MUCH from your Stampin’ trimmer to punches, catalogs, blends, or ink pads and stamp sets this tote has you covered.

If you are interested in learning more about this AMAZING deal click on this link to contact me.

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The Never-Ending Card

Hello everyone,

How is your week going? Mine is going well, my family and I were able to get Christmas decorations up and I have to say I love how the tree came out. My grandsons took over decorating the tree this year. They loved putting the ornaments on the tree and asking questions about where they came from. The baby has been really good about not pulling the tree over, although she does have her own Little Tykes Tree. With the tree, she can put up or take down her own ornaments.

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It is the year-end closeout and many things are selling out so you do not want to wait to purchase anything.

The Stamparatus bag is also available for purchase and it holds ALL of the Stamparatus, its accessories, and so much more. Plus I just love the navy and turquoise together. To learn more about the Stamparatus accessories check out this video below.

 

Another bag that is currently available is the Craft & Carry Tote! This a shallow tote bag and holds SO much product.

The tote bag can also hold a Stampin’ Trimmer! I absolutely love mine for transporting my product. This bag is only available for demonstrators and those who are signing up in January through March or while supplies last. So if you are interested, contact me at [email protected] and we can talk about how you can get yours.

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Valentines Day is on its way and the Be Mine set is a perfect addition for anyone wanting to make Valentine Day crafts. Make sure to purchase this by January 10th in order to get it during the month of January so that you won’t have to rush making Valentine Day goodies.

This set is set to correspond with the Animal Expedition Set. Which is a suite that is currently available in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual catalog!

Animal Outing Clear-Mount Bundle148324 Price: $45.00

Animal Outing Clear-Mount Bundle 148324 Price: $45.00

 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper146902 Price: $11.00

Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 146902 Price: $11.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Frames Elements 146906 Price: $6.00

Frames Elements 146906 Price: $6.00 for 72 pieces

 Leaf Ribbon146905 Price: $8.00

Leaf Ribbon 146905 Price: $8.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This suite is just so adorable. I love how the everything coordinates and the Designer Series Paper features hippos and alligators. Here are some examples of crafts using this suite.

This suite is perfect for any animal lover.

This suite is perfect for any animal lover.

I love the suite and cannot wait for the January Paper Pumpkin.

Weekly Project

An easy project that easily wows is the Never-ending card which is so easy to make.

For this week we made a 6″ x 6″ card in which we used a strip of 6″ x 12″ piece of paper to get four strips of 3″ x 6″ strips score each strip at 1 1/2″ vertical and on both horizontal ends. If you are planning on mailing this card you can use the envelope punch board to make your envelope. To learn more about the punch board and how to make envelopes check out the video below.

To learn how to make the Never-Ending card check out this prerecorded Facebook Live video! We show you how to score and fold so that you make your own Never-Ending card.

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Updates and Treat Holder

Hello Everyone,

Year-End Closeout Last Chance for Retiring Items December 5, 2018- January 2, 2019 or while supplies last

Year-End Closeout Last Chance for Retiring Items December 5, 2018- January 2, 2019 or while supplies last

It is that time of year again it is Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout! We sadly must say goodbye to our holiday catalog but it is time to say hello to new deals! Here is a list of products that are retiring. It is important to note that the products on the list are only available while supplies last. So if you would like to add something to your collection act now before the item is gone.

Year End Closeout-US

I just love the navy with the turquoise color on the bag! I think it makes it look so professional and beautiful!

I just love the navy with the turquoise color on the bag! I think it makes it look so professional and beautiful!

The Craft and Carry Stamparatus Bag is now available for purchase! This bag holds EVERYTHING and I mean everything! The bag holds the stamparatus as well as all of the accessories plus extras. I love how the bag has two handles as well, one for over the shoulder carrying and the other for easy toting around.

Here is a video on five things you need to know for your stamparatus! This is a fun video that can help even the most seasoned of stamparatus stampers.

 

Because the stamparatus can hold a lot of the stamparatus accessories here is a video detailing the accessories.

Weekly Project

This week’s project was inspired by a treat/Gift Box that was made by StampingwithAmore. I just love how this little treat box holds candy as well as a gift card. This fun treat box is the perfect little gift for year round gift giving because you can easily change out the colors to match seasons and festivities. Here is a prerecorded facebook live in which we make a festive Christmas gift/treat box!

Here is an example of the treat box that can hold a gift card.

Here is an example of the treat box that can hold a gift card.

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Holiday Joy Sign

Hello Everyone,

This week is the last week for the Snowflake Showcase! This is such an awesome showcase! We are so sad to see it go. Our favorite framelit is the giant snowflake, it is the perfect addition to any card or home decor as you can see down in our weekly project. I do not feel like we have been able to use the showcase enough this month. This fun showcase has such beautiful stamps and dies that are perfect for holiday and everyday occasions crafting.

Happiness Surrounds 149744 $17.00 plus tax and shipping

Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set 149744 $17.00 plus tax and shipping

You can use this stamp set year round as it is prefect for transitioning into Spring.

Snow is Glistening 149742 Price: $21.00

Snow is Glistening 149742 Price: $21.00

 Snowfall Thinlits Dies149692 Price: $39.00

Snowfall Thinlits Dies 149692 Price: $39.00

Note that the thinlits dies match both stamp sets, and includes dies that will frame your stamping or stand alone on a craft.

This showcase is only around for a few more days so if you want to add this limited addition item to your collection contact me soon because you only have until midnight on November 30th.

Here are some examples of what you can do with this showcase:

Snowflake Showcase Examples Click image to enlarge

Weekly Project

This fun holiday sign is the perfect gift to give to someone or to help decorate the office or house. You can easily customize the sign to fit your decorations. We just love how versatile this sign could be. You can even change up the word to Noel, Merry, or Jolly. We even used the large snowflake from the Snowflake Showcase on the sign to give the Joy sign a glittery and winter feel.

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Joy Sign

To find out how to make this fun and seasonal home decor sign you can watch this previously recorded Facebook Live video:

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Shop online with me to find items to help decorate your own sign

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Updates from Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage Convention

Hello Everyone,

I am pleased to announce that I was able to attend Stampin’ Up!’s 30th-anniversary convention this November.

Because I am a Silver Elite I was able to attend Center Stage. It was such a fun night and I was able to meet so many new people and reconnect with old friends. For Center Stage, we were treated with fun desserts and company updates.

Here are some of the images I took from the goodie box that I received!

For the first day, my team and I went to Epcot because that is where Center Stage happened. It was so much fun to walk around an spend time seeing all of the different countries that are there.

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Updates and New Information

Stamparatus Bag will be available Dec. 5 or if you sign to be a demonstrator you can preorder it now!

Stamparatus Bag will be available Dec. 5 or if you sign to be a demonstrator you can preorder it now!

New with the upcoming catalog is Cling Stamps!

New with the upcoming catalog is Cling Stamps!

The Craft and Carry Tote is only available to demonstrators for a limited time. If you would like to own one contact me on how to become a demonstrator.

The Craft and Carry Tote is only available to demonstrators for a limited time. If you would like to own one contact me on how to become a demonstrator.

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Snowflake Showcase

Hello Everyone,

The Snowflake Showcase is only available until November 30th or while supplies last. This fun showcase is the perfect addition to your stamping collection as it adds to a holiday or year-round card or craft.

Snow is Glistening 149742 Price: $21.00

Snow is Glistening 149742 Price: $21.00

Happiness Surrounds 149744 Price: $17.00

Happiness Surrounds 149744 Price: $17.00

The showcase has two stamp sets. Happiness surrounds can be used for a holiday or Christmas craft and the Snow is Glistening stamp set is the perfect addition for winter or holiday cards or crafts.

 

The stamp sets both coordinate with a framelit set that is also part of the showcase.

Snowfall Thinlits Dies 149692 Price: $39.00

Snowfall Thinlits Dies 149692 Price: $39.00

I used the Snow is Glistening for this winter card. I love snowflakes and this stamp set has such pretty snowflakes and sentiments to work with any project.

I used the Snow is Glistening for this winter card. I love snowflakes and this stamp set has such pretty snowflakes and sentiments to work with any project.

This week’s Project

This fun project uses Bermuda Bay and generational stamping to create a perfect holiday blizzard.

This fun project uses Bermuda Bay and generational stamping to create a perfect holiday blizzard.

To learn how to make this fun Christmas Card make sure to watch my prerecorded Facebook Live video using items from the Snowflake Showcase.

 

Reminders

 

To find the items used in any of the cards make sure to visit my store!

To find the items used in any of the cards make sure to visit my store!

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Snowflake Showcase

Hello Everyone,

I am excited to announce that Stampin’ Up! has released a limited time product showcase called Snowflake Showcase! This fun showcase is comprised of two stamp sets, coordinating thinlits dies, Snowflake trinkets, and White Velvet Sheets. This fun showcase is perfect for this holiday season as well as perfect for year-round stamping.

Happiness Surrounds 149744 $17.00 plus tax and shipping

Happiness Surrounds 149744 $17.00 plus tax and shipping

Snow is Glistening 149742 $21.00 plus tax and shipping

Snow is Glistening 149742 $21.00 plus tax and shipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both of these stamp sets coordinate with the Snowfall Thinlits dies.

Snowfall Thinlits dies 1496902 $39.00 plus tax and shipping

The set comes with two fun products that really make this showcase special.

White Velvet Sheets 149619 $5.00 plus tax and shipping

White Velvet Sheets 149619 $5.00 plus tax and shipping

Snowflake Trinkets 149620 $8.00 plus tax and shipping

Snowflake Trinkets 149620 $8.00 plus tax and shipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The white velvet sheets are amazingly soft and velvety to the touch, it provides a special addition to any craft project. If you want to run the sheets through the big shot, run a white piece of cardstock over the velvet sheet to keep the paper clean.  The trinkets provide a unique and fun element to any card. An added bonus of these fun trinkets is that they are low profile which means that they do not have an additional cost to mail them.

 

Examples of cards using the Snowflake Showcase

Weekly Project

This week I wanted to showcase the new product and the inspiration for this week’s Prerecorded Facebook Live.

Updates

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Holiday Moving Cards

Happy Wednesday!

Alex has had some fun creating for you this week. I love watching her work. You can see the wheels spinning when she creates and she is so fast at what she does. She creates two to three cards to my one!  She will also be showing you these cards on the Facebook live tonight. Let me tell you how grateful I am to have her here working with me and in my life! She is just amazing.

 The product of the Week

 

This card is a pull tab card which can reveal hidden messages.

This card is a pull tab card which can reveal hidden messages

This fun fall card is so useful because you can change up the colors used and it will match the season! We used Calypso Coral and Tranquil Tide!

This fun fall card is so useful because you can change up the colors used and it will match the season! We used Calypso Coral and Tranquil Tide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This card uses our product of the week which is the Falling for Leaves Photopolymer Bundle! I just love the detailed stamps and thinlits that are part of this bundle.

Falling For Leaves Bundle 149938 Price: $44.00 plus tax and shipping

Click the image to purchase Falling For Leaves Bundle 149938 Price: $44.00 plus tax and shipping

Useful Information

Stampin’ Up! even made it so that the leaf images have inside stamps so that you can add detail into your leaves if you want! The lace thinlit is so pretty, however, it is important to note that the scalloped side is the only side that cuts out.
Examples of Falling For Leaves

Examples

Here is an example of the lace thinlit on a card. To cut this lace strip out, I suggest to place it on a scrap piece of paper with the scalloped edge closest to the egde of the paper. Then after running it through the Big Shot use your trimmer to cut it out.

It is also important to note that with these detailed thinlits it is most helpful to use Stampin’ Up!’s Precision Base Plate! This is the perfect tool to use to cut the detailed images. I would also recommend using the Big Shot Die Brush to get out all of the little pieces. Simply run the brush over the die cut piece and itty bitty pieces of die cut pieces will come flying out! This brush does wear over time but it also lasts a long time.

 

 

 

Precision Base Plate $25.00 plus tax and shipping 139684

Click the image to purchase Precision Base Plate $25.00 plus tax and shipping 139684

Big Shot Die Brush - New Configuration 144262 Price: $12.50 plus tax and shipping

Click the image to purchase Big Shot Die Brush – New Configuration 144262 Price: $12.50 plus tax and shipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween is coming!

Halloween is almost here and I am so excited because that means Halloween cards and Crafts!

Happy Halloween, hidden message in a pull tab card!

Happy Halloween, hidden message in a pull tab card!

This is such a fun and interactive card because it moves! In this card, the witch' s broom seems to fly through the night as you pull the tab to reveal a hidden message.

This is such a fun and interactive card because it moves! In this card, the witch’ s broom seems to fly through the night as you pull the tab to reveal a hidden message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video

To find out how to make fun hidden messages card here is a prerecorded Facebook Live video in which Alex and I show you how to create these fun cards.

Video

 

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Takeout Treats Bundle Crafts Idea

Hello Everyone,

Today was a nice cool day here in Southern Arizona, it was almost to cool to play outside with the grandkids, however, we did manage some play time in the afternoon. They love playing outside even if there is a chill in the air, but I constantly have to remind them to wear their jackets. We recently went to the pumpkin patch and were able to pick all of the pumpkins we want to carve for Halloween! We even picked up a zombie pumpkin that my husband wants to carve.

My granddaughter with the pumpkins. The zombie pumpkin is on the right!

My granddaughter with the pumpkins. The zombie pumpkin is on the right!

All of my grandkids picking out their pumpkins!

All of my grandkids picking out their pumpkins!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week we are focusing on the Takeout Treat Bundle!

Takeout Treats Bundle Save 10% when purchasing the bundle 149990 $49.50 plus tax and shipping

Takeout Treats Bundle Save 10% when purchasing the bundle 149990 $49.50 plus tax and shipping

This bundle is perfect for year round crafting as there is something in there for every occasion. You can make Valentines’ Day, Halloween, and Christmas plus you can create crafts perfect for thank yous or just because. Notice how they provide a framelit which allows you to make a window or layering piece onto the front and back of you treat box. This is so handy in elevating your treat box to a more professional level.

This weeks’ project

For this week’s project, we created two items using the Takeout Treats Bundle.

The card and the takeout treat box uses the same supplies so that they perfectly match.

The card and the takeout treat box uses the same supplies so that they perfectly match.

If you would like to know how to make these, here is a Prerecorded Facebook Live video,

Notice how we changed up the card? Leave a comment to let us know which one you liked best.

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Tips and Tricks using the Blends

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share some tips and tricks with you in regards to Stampin’ Up!’s alcohol markers known as the Blends. These markers are artist quality and are easy to use. They turn any project into one of professional quality.

The blends come in two shades of the same color, which allows for easy shading. A single marker is $4.50 and a combo pack is $9.00 plus tax and shipping.

The blends come in two shades of the same color, which allows for easy shading. A single marker is $4.50 and a combo pack is $9.00 plus tax and shipping.

There are NEW colors available for a limited time in the Holiday Catalog so be sure to check that out.

There are NEW colors available for a limited time in the Holiday Catalog so be sure to check that out.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Lay a grid sheet or computer paper underneath your workspace to protect it from the bleed through that occurs with alcohol markers.
  2. For best results stamp image on Thick Whisper White or Very Vanilla.
  3. Stamp image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad to prevent bleeding and allow for this to be fully dry before you color to protect your image and coloring from smearing.

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  4. Break down the image into smaller sections so that you can blend while the ink is still wet as this gives the best results.
  5. You can blend coloring from dark to light or light to dark.
  6. Store horizontally so that ink is evenly distributed.
  7. For a quick storage solution use the Acetate Card Boxes on page 193 in the Annual Catalog boxes on page 193.

    To make simply cut off the flaps on one side and stack together using tear tape to keep it in place.

    To make simply cut off the flaps on one side and stack together using tear tape to keep it in place.

  8. Lids are nestable so that you do not have to set lids down on the table to lose.
  9. Use the Color Lifter to add highlights or shadowing around or on an image.
  10. If you accidentally colored outside of the lines run the color lifter beside it and gently move the color back to where you want it.

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Coloring with the Blends

Hello Everyone,

With the weather cooling down it is the perfect time of year to just stay in and color. There is just so much to do this time of year with all of the holidays coming up. One of the things on my list is creating holiday cards to send out. I love to make my Christmas Cards and this year I am so excited to use the blends in my projects! I am so grateful that Stampin’ Up! has so many colors that coordinate with all of their items (including their papers, ink pads, and ribbon).

Here are all of the blends from the Annual catalog! Note that there are NEW colors in the Holiday Catalog.

Here are all of the blends from the Annual catalog! Note that there are NEW colors in the Holiday Catalog.

These are the perfect coloring tools because they are alcohol markers which means they are perfect for blending and building color. The pay off of these markers are beautiful, rich, and smooth coloring.

These are perfect for coloring images and making backgrounds.

I featured this card on a previous blog post a few weeks ago. Notice how the coloring adds dimension to the stamped image? By coloring using the dark and light shade, the colorer can create an image with incrediable life

I featured this card on a previous blog post a few weeks ago. Notice how the coloring adds dimension to the stamped image? By coloring using the dark and light shade, the colorer can create an image with incredible life

Weekly Featured Item

The blends are a duel tipped alcohol-based ink marker. These markers are sold in a combo pack which means that you can have a light shade of the color and the darker shade of the color.

The package of the blends helps to make it easier to color with. Notice that the dual tips are embossed with a thick and thin line. As well as an image of the brush type. This way you do not have to guess at which one you are opening up.

The lids have a press-fit seal which means that no air can get into the maker to dry up the ink.

There are many fun things that you can do with these blends including coloring a stamped image or making your own background.

We did a mystery card for our Facebook Live and came up with this cute and festive card perfect for Halloween. We used the Blends to create a custom Designer Series Paper. To learn how to make this card watch the video below.

We did a mystery card for our Facebook Live and came up with this cute and festive card perfect for Halloween. We used the Blends to create a custom Designer Series Paper. To learn how to make this card watch the video below.

 


Here is a prerecorded Facebook Live video of us making the mystery card.

Thank you for stopping by my stamping place,

Signiture

 

Spooky Sweets Stamp Set and Halloween Treat Packaging Ideas

Hello Everyone,

This is the first post in October can you believe it? Only two more months until the New Year! This is also Stampin’ Up!’s New Year as Stampin’ Up!’s year runs October 1st through September 30th. It’s time for pumpkin patches, apple cider, and sweater weather! I cannot wait to break out my mittens and enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate, although it might take a while for the weather to cooperate because in Southeast Arizona we are still in the 80s and 90s most days! Well even though the weather is not cooperating my family and I are planning a trip to the pumpkin patch this Saturday, there is no better way to spend the day than with family and pumpkins.

 

 

Celebrate World Card Making Day by carfting with your friends.

Celebrate World Card Making Day by crafting with your friends, and us! We will be having a Facebook Live at 4:00 PM. On Saturday, October 6th. We will be making projects and giving away prizes. So don’t miss out.

Click on the image to see what is on sale for World Card Making Day!

Highlighted Product

For this week I am highlighting the Stamp set Spooky Sweets Bundle

Spooky Sweets Clear-Mount Bundle (149973) is $30.50 plus tax and shipping and can be bought at my store by clicking on the image. If you would prefer the Wood-Mount Bundle (149974) it is $35.00 plus tax and shipping.

Here is some example of cards that I made using the bundle.

This card uses Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, Crushed Curry Cardstock, as well as Whisper White Cardstock to help give it a spooky feel. You can add texture by using Gallery Grundge (Clear Mount 146673, $19.00 plus tax and shipping).

This card uses Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, Crushed Curry Cardstock, as well as Whisper White Cardstock to help give it a spooky feel. You can add texture by using Gallery Grundge (Clear Mount 146673, $19.00 plus tax and shipping).

I love how spooky and sweet the card looks using wink of stella on the bats I punched out.

I love how spooky and sweet the card looks using wink of stella on the bats I punched out.

 

Weekly Project- Spooky Sweets

Hand Sanitizer Holder

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To see how to make this weekly projects here is a Facebook Live video showing how to make the craft. If you would like updates on when my Facebook Live events you can like my facebook page to keep updated.

Reminders

I am having a special Facebook Live Event on Saturday the sixth of October at 4 P.M. where I will be crafting with some of the items on the sale list.

I am having a special Facebook Live Event on Saturday the sixth of October at 4 P.M. where I will be crafting with some of the items on the sale list.

Flash Sale! Get your first Paper Pumpkin Kit for just $5! Click on the image to sign up!

Flash Sale! Get your first Paper Pumpkin Kit for just $5! Click on the image to sign up!

Class Update

October, November, and December Class List

Click on the image to see about the Creative Getaway that I am hosting. You can RSVP to me at kabouchikas@msn.com

Click on the image to see about the Creative Getaway that I am hosting. You can RSVP to me at [email protected]

Thank you for stopping by my stamping place,

Signiture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wintry Card using First Frost

Hello Everyone,

Today I thought we would talk about the First Frost Bundle. This is one of the most beautiful Suites in the Holiday Catalog. None of the pictures will do this Frosted Florals Designer Series Paper any justice. It is so silky and shimmery the set is versatile as well. It can be used for Christmas as well as any time of the year. This bundle is the perfect stamp set for stamping florals as we transition into winter and again when we transition from winter into Spring. Plus the font is a beautiful addition to any card.

First Frost Bundle

Price: $49.50 149943

This bundle comes with nine rubber stamps and 11 dies.

This framelit set is unique because it contains multiple framlites to make your cutting images faster.

First Frost Card Ideas

You can purchase everything to make this card at my store

Click the image so you can purchase everything to make this card at my store.

Here is one of the cards I made while playing with the bundle. I really love the color combination of Mint Macaron and Merry Merlot. The two colors together really make the card into a festive holiday card. I also cut out leaves using the framelits in Stampin’ Up! vellum. This gave the card such a professional look and just popped the shimmery designer series paper.

This card and the card above uses the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper which has been printed on to shimmery white paper. This makes the paper appear frosted and shimmery.

This card and the card above uses the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper which has been printed on to shimmery white paper. This paper perfectly coordinates with the First Frost bundle but can stand alone on any card. This makes the paper appear frosted and shimmery.

Due to the watercolor aspects of the stamps, I used a sponge and sponged ink onto the stamp to help pick up the detail. I also cut out leaves and the rectangle shape from the framelits set in Tranquil Tide. To finish the card I added rhinestones.

Weekly Project

 

This is a prerecorded Facebook Live where we show how to make this card.


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Class Updates

Creative Getaway flyer

Click on the image for details. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to [email protected] I will then contact you for payment.

I have also updated my class schedule for October, November, and December for rest of this year. Click on the highlighted link to see my schedule.

October, November, and December Class List

Reminders

Contact me if you are interested in hosting a party to earn a FREE gift. This limited time exclusive Designer Series Paper is only available for a limited time. This is a beautiful set of Designer Series Paper perfect for contemporary cards or classic cards.

Contact me if you are interested in hosting a party to earn a FREE gift. This limited time exclusive Designer Series Paper is only available for a limited time. This is a beautiful set of Designer Series Paper perfect for contemporary cards or classic cards. Click the image to visit my store.

Examples of cards using the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper.

Examples of cards using the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper.

September is approaching its end and with it the Bonus Days Coupons. Make sure to use your $5 coupons that you earned in August before the end of the month. Contact me at kaboucikas@msn.com to learn more.

September is approaching its end and with it the Bonus Days Coupons. Make sure to use your $5 coupons that you earned in August before the end of the month. Contact me at [email protected] to learn more.

Thank you for stopping by my stamping place,

Signiture

 

Tips and Tricks on Signs of Santa

Hello Everyone,

Today I thought I would come on and share some tips and tricks about the Signs of Santa stamp bundle and Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper. This is such a fun and useful Christmas set because there are so many endless possibilities to what you can do with it.

If you look at my blog post from Wednesday you can find an easy Christmas Card tutorial using this set.

 

Santa's Work Shop Designer Series Paper

Santa’s Work Shop Designer Series Paper

The backs of Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper

The backs of Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper

Signs of Santa Bundle

Signs of Santa Bundle

Tips and Tricks

Here are few tips and tricks that I have for this bundle!

  1. The framelits match the images on Designer Series Paper so you can cut out images from the paper
    See how easily the framelits fit over all of the images

    See how easily the framelits fit over all of the images.

  2. If you are making a bunch of cards; you can stamp a bunch of images in memento ink and color them before cutting them out using the framelits.

    Stamp the image and color using the blends before cutting the images out using the Bigshot.

    Stamp the image and color using the blends before cutting the images out using the Bigshot.

  3. The images are easy enough to fussy cut out of the Designer Series Paper; look at the card ideas below as they have images that have been fussy cut.
  4. If you want to add snow to your card use Shimmery White Embossing Paste, this will add a 3D effect to your card.

Card Ideas

 

If you want a tutorial for this card, subscribe to my mailing list and you will receive tutorials of my cards.

If you want a tutorial for this card, subscribe to my mailing list and you will receive tutorials of my cards.

Reminders

Contact me to learn how to earn a free gift with your qualifying party.

Contact me to learn how to earn a free gift with your qualifying party.

Remember to use your coupons from Bonus Days in August! You have until September 30 to use your coupons.

Remember to use your coupons from Bonus Days in August! You have until September 30 to use your coupons.

Thank you for stopping by my stamping place,

 

 

Santa’s Workshop

Hello Everyone,

This week has been so busy and with fall beginning just around the corner, I wanted to get a jumpstart on making my Holiday Cards.

If you want to send someone a card after Christmas this would be the perfect bundle and paper set.

Signs of Santa stamp bundle was released with the new Holiday catalog on September 5, 2018. This set is so cute! I thought it was the perfect bundle to send out Christmas cards.

Signs of Santa Bundle

By clicking the image you can purchase this bundle at my store $47.50 149967

The set even comes with the seal of the North Pole! How adorable! If you love to color than this is the perfect stamp set bundle because you can choose to color them or leave them as is. This provides the cuteness needed for the holiday season.

This Designer Series Paper is called Santa’s Workshop and is flocked. The sheets of Designer Series Paper has white flocking on one side of four sheets. So what is flocking? Flocking is a term used to describe the texture that pieces of fabric particles make when they have adhered to a surface. The texture that is a result of this process can be described as touching velvet. This paper is the perfect addition to any holiday card or craft because the subtle texture elevates it to the next level.

This week’s Project

This week’s project uses the Signs of Santa Bundle and Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper. This is a quick and simple Christmas card idea, which allows you to be able to make your Christmas cards quickly and without a lot of product.

Santa’s List card

Click on the tutorial to learn how to make this simple and easy Christmas Card.

Here is a prerecorded Facebook Live video on how to make this card

 

 

Video

Reminders

Dashing Along Host Promotion

Contact me to find out how you can earn your free gift.

Remember to use your coupons that your earned last month with Bonus Days

Remember to use your coupons that you earned last month!

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Tips and Tricks for Playing with Shimmer Piant

Hello Everyone,

Shimmer Paints are a returning item from a few years ago and are in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  There are many ways that you can use these wonderful, beautiful paints. You can use them on paper as well as fabric.

You can purchase these items at my store.

Tips and Tricks

  1. You can use saran wrap. Put some shimmer paint onto a clear block and take a piece of balled up saran wrap and dip it into the paint. Then dob it all over a plain whisper white piece of cardstock. Once dry you can stamp your images. This gives your card a mother of pearl effect.Mother of Pearl Effect
  2. Take a plain stamping spot and pour shimmer paint over it, then take a plastic knife and work it into the spot until it is all absorbed. You can now use this colored spot to stamp an image or sentiment. Take a plain stamping spot and pour shimmer paint over it, then take a plastic knife and work it into the spot until it is all absorbed. You can now use this colored spot to stamp an image or sentiment
  3. Pick up ink in any color on a stamp, then take a sponge dobber and pick up the desired color of shimmer paint and stamp image. This gives you a multi-colored shimmer effect.
  4. Run your cardstock through an embossing folder and sponge over the raised edges with any color ink. Take a plain dobber and pick up some shimmer paint on a clear block before running it over the embossed image.
  5. Using a spritzer add Frosted White Shimmer Paint and few drops of reinker in any color you chose, then spray your cardstock to turn it into an extra shimmer background layer piece. Using a spritzer add Frosted White Shimmer Paint and few drops of reinker in any color you chose, then spray your cardstock to turn it into an extra shimmer background layer piece. 

Weekly Project

For this week’s project, I thought I would show off the returning shimmer paint.

To make this card I used blends and Frosted White Shimmer Paint

To make this card I used blends and Frosted White Shimmer Paint

This fun card showcases the Frosted White Shimmer Paint.

Watch a pre-recorded Facebook lIve to see how I utilized tips and tricks to make this fun card. This video is in two parts. Feel free to fast-forward or rewind.


Part two

A close up of the card showcases the reflective and shimmery nature of the Shimmer Paints.

A close up of the card showcases the reflective and shimmery nature of the Shimmer Paints.

Class Reminder

Technique and Fun Fold Class will be held at 2 o’clock on Sunday the 23rd of September.

Reminders

Dashing Along Host Promotion

To earn this free gift you have to have a party of $250 or buy $250 of product.

Examples of Stampin' Up cards using the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper

Examples of Stampin’ Up cards using the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper

Remember to use your coupons

Remember to use your coupons

 

Thank you for stopping by my stamping place,