Saturday, November 18, 2017

Stamping Fun!!

Pick A Pumpkin, Painted Harvest
Card Stock
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Garden Green Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper
Lemon Lime Twist, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango
Jute Twine
Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits

  1. Crumb Cake card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. On the 2-3/4 x 3 Very Vanilla stamp the following: squash and leaf stem in Lemon Lime Twist, large pumpkin in Tangerine Tango, small pumpkin in Peekaboo Peach.
  3. Take the piece you just stamped to Big Shot and cut the above along with taller stem and curly cue in 3 x 1-1/4 Garden Green, open pumpkin in 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 Cajun Craze.
  4. Stamp greeting on 2-3/4 x 4 Very Vanilla
  5. Adhere 1-1/2 x 5-1/2 strip of DSP to card base, then Vanilla stamped Greeting, then 2-1/2 x 2-1/2square brown DSP.
  6. Arrange and adhere pumpkins as shown, attach bow with glue dots
  7. Stamp a couple pumpkins on the envelope and on the 4 x 5-1/4 Very Vanilla inside.
  8. There is no message on the inside.
Colorful Seasons
Card Stock
Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Painted Harvest and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry
Mini Sequin Trim, Glitter Dots
Seasonal Layers Thinlits, 2" Circle Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch
1. Wild Wasabi Base calendar: cut 4-1/4 x 11 score at 5-1/2
2. Wild Wasabi easel mechanism: cut 4-1/4 x 5 score at 1, 2-1/2, 4 inches
3. Fold the center line of the easel mechanism in mountain position, then the two score lines on either side are valley folds. (It looks like a tent with side flaps.) Miter edges.
4. With the base calendar in the mountain position, stand it over the easel mechanism. Adhere the flaps to the inside of the base calendar to make it stand.
5. To line the flowers up on the branch, refer to the diagram below. Look at just three flowers. 

6. Stamp the branch on the left side of 3 x 5-3/4 Whisper White card stock in Chocolate Chip, and the flowers in Crushed Curry, then punch out with 2-1/2" Circle Punch.
7. Stamp sentiment on the other end of the Whisper White then punch out with 2" Circle Punch
  8. Use thinlit to cut chair from 2 x 2-1/2 Wood Textures DSP then adhere to circle
9. Adhere 4 x 2-3/4 DSP to top portion of calendar card. Adhere calendar to bottom portion
10. Adhere two stamped circles to card top, along with die cut chair.
11. Attach sequin bow with glue dot, and add THREE glitter dots.

Colorful Seasons, More Merry Messages
Card Stock
Real Red, Whisper White, Gold or Silver Foil
Real Red
14" Gold or Silver-edged Ribbon
Swirly Snowflake Thinlits
  1. Thick Whisper White card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Apply Adhesive Sheet to 2 x 5-3/4 Whisper White. Place wax paper on the side with no adhesive, then place Snowflake Thinlit on top and run through Big Shot.
  3. Peel backing of snowflakes and adhere to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 Real Red Layer
  4. Place the scalloped edge thinlit on the bottom of Real Red card stock aligning with bottom of snowflakes
  5. Adhere Gold or Silver Foil 1-3/4 x 5-1/8 on top portion of Real Red card stock
  6. Stamp Greeting on 1-1/2 x 4-7/8 Whisper White and adhere over gold foil
  7. Tie knot in ribbon around glue bottle. Cut ends.
  8. Secure ribbon over Real Red card stock.
  9. Adhere decorated piece to card base
  10. Stamp message and snowflakes in Real Red on the inside, and on envelope

Monday, November 13, 2017

Introducing the Stamparatus

Exciting NEW stamping item; the Stamparatus!!!!!

Stampin' Up! has done months of research and came up with the most amazing, innovative tool to get perfect stamp placement! It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease Consistently stamp crisp, clean images 
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over 
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money 
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates 
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement  
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp 
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps 
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring 
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper 
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with 2 magnets to hold the paper in place 
  • Magnet storage areas Retail Price–$49.00
**Note; you cannot reserve one until November 16th.
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

Customer Stamparatus Launch Questions & Answers: 
Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers.

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account? A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store.

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets?
A: Yes.

Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.

Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.

Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?
A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Church Festival, Craft Booth

These are the things I made to sell at our Church's Apple Fest. It's quite a big event with all the proceeds going to three local charities.

Filled with Christmas gift tags

Sets of 4

A set if 25

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Crafting for Charity

I'm creating like crazy for "Apple Fest," our Church fundraiser for three local charities. Here are some I just finished. The horses are not from Stampin' Up!, but we live in an equestrian community, so I just had to have these images. The Father Christmas stamp set is in the big catalog this year.

Stampin' Blends Alcohol Ink Markers

Here are some videos to answer all your questions and show you how to use this fantabulous coloring tool. One of the nice things about Stampin' Blends, is the price of course. They are much cheaper than other popular brands. The other thing is the ease of use! There is no complicated numbering system to learn for choosing colors that blend, and instead of a chisel tip which is not practical for stampers, there is a bullet tip along with a brush tip.

Features and Benefits
Basics of Blending
Color Me Happy Kit
Using the Color Lifter and Skin Tones

Alcohol Ink Markers Are Back and Better Than Ever!!

Click to view the brochure
Stampin' Blends Features
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • We have done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and are really happy with the results, so you can feel confident sharing them with your customers.

PIck a Pumpkin

I just got this bundle and it's so much fun! Who knew I was a Pumpkin lover? lol
I'l make some fall birthday cards, thinking of you and of course Thanksgiving from this set.

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