Order from the Holiday Catalog TODAY!

Today is the day YOU can order from the NEW Holiday Catalog.  Since my computer and I are separated, for the time being, click on the picture for a PDF of the catalog for you to enjoy.

Something NEW:
Have you ever wished you could get everything to make the cards shown on the catalog page?

NOW YOU CAN!!

Check out these “You Can Make It” pages in the Holiday Catalog:
Page 7 Making Christmas Bright Cards #150094
Page 21 Santa’s Workshop Cards #150095
Page 35 Wishing You Well Cards #150096
Page 44 Pleasant Pheasants Cards #150097

Look at the pages above to see what is included as they include a variety of supplies.

Check out My Online Store to order from the NEW Holiday Catalog and also the Annual Catalog.

Love Your Stamps Challenge #2

Do you have stamp sets where you have only used 1-2 of the stamps and the rest of the stamps are uninked?  Let’s show those stamps some love and ink them up!  I decided to exclude sentiment and word stamps for this challenge.  You can include them if you want.
Love your Stamps Challenge #2-Use Uninked stampsSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wood Words.  Rubber Wood-Mount #143925, Clear-Mount #143928
Inks:  Old Olive
Lovely Lipstick
Pineapple Punch
Crushed Curry
Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Pear Pizzazz
Old Olive
Big Shot:  Wood Crate Framelits #143730
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pear Pizzazz card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp with the Flower stamp all over with Old Olive ink.  I stamped around the edges trying not to overlap the images.  Yes, there is some blank space left on the card front.  Stamp your sentiment in that blank space in Early Espresso ink.
3.  Stamp your images on Very Vanilla cardstock.
~Heart:  Lovely Lipstick ink
~Star: Pineapple Punch ink
~Moon: Crushed Curry ink
~Rooster: Early Espresso ink
~Die cut each image with the coordinating Wood Crate Framelit.
~Glue each image onto the card front.
4.  Attach your card front to your card base.
Your Card is finished.

Need more inks and papers for your Card Making?  Get them from My Online Store.

Sunflower Card with Painted Harvest

I remember Sunflowers from my Grandmother’s garden and my youngest daughter also loved planting them in her garden plot when she was at home.  So I made a Sunflower card with the Painted Harvest stamp set.  It was pretty quick and easy.  I love the detailed look you get with this stamp set!  Make your OWN Sunflower Card today and start celebrating Autumn early!
Sunflower CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painter Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Inks:  Pineapple Punch
Crushed Curry
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Pear Pizzazz
Adhesive:  SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pear Pizzazz card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Now do your stamping.
~Sentiment in Early Espresso ink
~Large Flower stamp in Pineapple Punch ink.  I put the stamp on a D Block.  I stamped the image once, then rotated the Block 180 degrees and inked and stamped again.  This made both sides evenly colored.
~Small Flower stamp in Crushed Curry. Try matching up the center circle hole.  It won’t be perfect, Don’t worry.
~Circle Stamp for the center of your Sunflower in Soft Suede ink.  If there are white edges around this stamped image, just reink your stamp and stamp to cover up the white lines.  This will also give a darker center.
~Stamp two more flowers as shown in the card photo.
~Leaves in Pear Pizzazz.  I inked the leaf stamp at the edge of the ink pad so I could leave off the stem when stamping the leave to come out from a Sunflower.  Stamp leaves to fill in the white spots.
~Run the Soft Suede ink pad over the edges of your cardstock to outline it.  It does not matter if it is perfect.
3.  Attach stamped card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.

Get your Sunflower Card Supplies from My Online Store and make some Sunflower cards for your family and friends.

Reinking Stampin’ Up! Markers and Ink Pads

Are your Markers drying out?  Is the ink from your Ink Pads getting lighter or uneven in color?  Watch this Video and learn to reink both your Markers and Ink Pads.  It is pretty quick.

I made this video two years ago.  One of my Markers needed reinking at a recent event and I could not remember how to reink it.  So here is the video so we can all take care of these coloring tools and get great results every time.

This video is about 8 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad with ink refill in the same color
Stampin’ Up! Marker with ink refill in the same color
Tweezers
Needle Nose Pliers
NOTES:
~I laid printer paper on top of a Silicone Craft Sheet to keep the ink from soaking through to my desktop.
~You use the same technique to reink the 2018 NEW Ink Pads.
~DO NOT reink Stampin’ Blends Markers with regular ink refills.  Blends are Alcohol Markers.  Stampin’ Up! does not sell ink refills for them.  You will just need to buy a new marker. Luckily they are sold individually.

Check out all the Ink Pad Colors, Ink Refills, and Markers in My Online Store.

Case the Catalog Challenge #2

This Card is CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from page 45 of the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  Sorry, I am not allowed to show you a picture of a catalog page until September 5th when the Catalog goes live.  I again gave my helper Kiev the challenge to pick and CASE a card.  She chose one using the NEW Falling Leaves Bundle from page 45.  I think she did a great job!
CASE Challenge #2 Falling Leaves
Three Falling Leaves CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Falling Leaves  Photopolymer stamps + Detailed Leaves Thinlits #149938  (Available September 5, 2018)
Inks:  Cajun Craze
Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Cajun Craze
Rich Razzleberry
Punch:  3/4″ Circle #119873
Embellishments:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon #141487
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106  OR Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL
Silicone Craft Sheet

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Randomly stamp the Leaf Vein stamp in Shaded Spruce on the card front.  (If you are also a computer programmer, please forgive my use of the word “random”.  Figure out the algorithm to make it work.)
3.  Leaves.  Put part of a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock for each Leaf, then cut with the Big Shot.  This will turn your Leaves into Stickers for easier assembly.  Or attach with Tombow Glue.
~Cajun Craze Leaf.  Stamp first with Cajun Craze ink then cut out with only the outer Large Leaf Framelit.
~Rich Razzleberry die cut Large Leaves.  Die cut two Large Leaves each of Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry.  You will notice the Large Leaf Thinlit has two pieces.  Use both at the same time when cutting out the Leaves.
4.  Lay out the Leaves in the position you want, then attach them to the card front.  Notice how the Rich Razzleberry stems are on top of the Cajun Craze Leaf.
5.  Cut a 3-1/2″ piece of Burlap Ribbon with the ends cut diagonally.  Attach to your card by putting two rows of SNAIL on the back.  Watch This Video to learn the details.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on a 5/8″ x 3″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  You can round the ends with a 3/4″ Circle Punch if desired.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

Get all your Fall Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.  Buy from the 2018 Holiday Catalog starting September 5, 2018.

August Paper Pumpkin Cards

I Love Paper Pumpkin Kits like this when I have a lot going on.  I can quickly make beautiful cards in just a few minutes.  I used the Baker’s Twine differently than shown in the directions as I am not very good at getting Twine to stay in place under labels.  I only used what was in the Kit except for Memento Black ink on the envelope.

CARD 1-THINKING OF YOU INSTRUCTIONS:
August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Card1.  Choose the card base that has white around the edges.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on the small narrow Label in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Attach two small Vellum Leaves at opposite corners on the back with Glue Dots.  Attach Label to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
3.  Tie your Baker’s Twine in a bot close to the fold.
Your Card is finished

CARD 2-YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY CARD INSTRUCTIONS:1. Choose the card base with white in the center.
2.  Choose a large Label.  Stamp your sentiment and optional smaller images in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Tie a piece of Baker’s Twine around the Label with the bow over to one side.  Attach three Vellum leaves of different sizes along the top back of the Label with Glue Dots.  Attach Label to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

ENVELOPE:
August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Envelope1. Stamp a Flower in the bottom left corner in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Stamp the flower center in Memento Black ink.  The flower in the upper right corner shows the flower enlarged so you can see more detail.

You can get either a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription or a Monthly Paper Pumpkin Subscription and have some creative fun with all the cutting done for you.  Each Kit includes all the supplies you need to complete the projects and usually has pieces left over to use on other projects.  You get a Stamp Block with your first kit.  You can choose to follow the instructions OR have fun making your own projects with the Kit supplies.  I usually do one of each thing following the directions, then have fun with the rest – usually with my grandchildren.

 

Three Things Challenge #1

Here is our FIRST Three Things Challenge!  Use the Three Things listed below to make a card.  You can also add whatever else you want to make your card.  I turned this challenge over to my helper Kiev.  We joked about what fun it is to get to come to work and make cards!  I really do enjoy having some play time every day!
Three Things Challenge #1The Three Things used on this card:
Garden Impressions DSP
Shaded Spruce cardstock
Stitched Shapes Oval Framelits
Beautiful You - Three Things Challenge #1SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Beautiful You  Rubber Wood-Mount #143004, Clear-Mount #143637
Ink:  Memento Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Calypso Coral Combo Pack #144045
Crumb Cake Combo Pack #144601
Ivory #144606
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Shaded Spruce
Garden Impressions 6×6 Designer Series Paper #146289
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Detailed Leaves Thinlits #147921  (Available September 5, 2018)
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS: 
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper:
~Yellow:  4″ x 5-1/4″
~Print: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.
~Attach to card base as shown in the photo.
3.  Cut your Shaded Spruce strip with both parts of the Detailed Leaves Thinlits.  Glue onto the card front.
4.  Now for the fun coloring part.
~Dress: Calypso Coral.  You can see where she used the Light and Dark Markers.
~Hat:  Crumb Cake.
~Skin:  Ivory (or choose a different color of Blends Marker for the skin tone you want)
~Cut out your lady with the Stitched Shapes Oval.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

Get your Card Making Supplies from My Online Store to make your OWN Three Things Card.

Which Three Things will you choose to make your Card?

Happy Anniversary Card

My kids had their 11th Anniversary!  So I made this Happy Anniversary card for them with lots of flowers and the Happy die cut that is available September 5th when the NEW Holiday Catalog goes live!  They LOVED the card!
Flower Anniversary CardSUPPLIES: 
Stamps:  Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink: Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blueberry Bushel
Garden Impressions 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146289
Big Shot:  Merry Christmas Thinlits # 147912 (Available September 5, 2018)
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Embellishments: Glitter Enamel Dots #144200  (These must have retired as the current ones have different colors.  Choose any Enamel Shapes, Faceted Gems, Pearls, or Rhinestones for your flower centers.)
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut
~Blueberry Bushel card base at 5-1/2″ x 8=1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to inside so you have someplace to write.
2. Label:
~Cut the “Happy” from Blueberry Bushel cardstock using the Merry Christmas Thinlits
~Cut the largest Stitched Shapes Oval from Whisper White cardstock.
~Glue the Happy onto the top part of the Stitched Shapes Oval.
~As you can see, the word ‘Anniversary’ is not straight.  Straighten it out as you put it on your “D” Stamp Block.  Decide where to stamp it on the Label, then stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink.
~Cut out one flower from the leftover DSP and attach to your label.
~Attach Label to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
3.  Add your embellishments to several flower centers.
Your card is finished.

Do you need supplies to make Anniversary and Birthday cards for your family and friends?  Get all the coordinating supplies from My Online Store.

Blended Seasons Christmas Card

This Blended Seasons Christmas Card uses the Blended Seasons Bundle (Available while supplies last through August 31) plus the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper available starting September 5th.  I am LOVING the Blended Seasons Bundle and I am sad it is available only this month.
Blended Seasons Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
*=Available While Supplies Last through August 31st.
**=Available starting September 5th
*Bundle: 
Blended Seasons stamps + Stitched Seasons Framelits  Wood-Mount Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894
Ink:  Memento Black
Real Red
Stampin’ Blends Markers:  Cherry Cobbler Dark #144575
Call Me Clover Combo Pack #147282
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
**All is Bright 12×12 Designer Series Paper #147892
Big Shot:  *Stitched Seasons Framelits #149013
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~Cut out the medium Stitched Seasons Framelit from Whisper White cardstock with your Big Shot.
2. Stamp and Color:
~Stamp your Holly Leaves and Berries image in Memento Black ink at the top and bottom of your die cut Stitched Seasons.
~Stamp Merry Christmas in Real Red ink in between the Holly Leaves and Berries images.
~Color all the Holly Berries with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker.
~Outline one side of each Holly Leaf and down the center line of the leaf with your Dark Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends Marker.
~Now color & blend each Holly Leaf with your Light Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends Marker.
~Use your Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker to outline the edge of your die cut.
3.  Attach your colored label to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

Love Your Stamps Challenge #1

I needed some new challenges for myself.  I used the Lilypad Lake Bundle for the first Love Your Stamps Challenge.  I did not use any of the word/sentiment stamps.  Which stamp set are YOU using for this challenge?  Share your project on my Facebook Challenge Thread for this Challenge or leave a picture of your project in the comments section.
Love Your Stamps Challenge #1

Love Your Stamps Challenge #1 CardSUPPLIES: 
*=part of the Bundle
*Bundle:
Lilypad Lake Rubber stamps + Lakeside Framelits  Wood-Mount Bundle #148365, Clear-Mount Bundle #148366
Stamps:  *Lilypad Lake Wood-Mount stamps #146493, Clear-Mount stamps #146496
Inks:  Memento Black
Pacific Point
Crushed Curry
Pineapple Punch
Coloring:  Color with Stampin’ Write Markers or Stampin’ Blends or Watercolor Pencils.  I used Stampin’ Blends.
Pineapple Punch Dark #147030
Bermuda Bay Light #144580
Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack #144598
Night of Navy Light #144036
Call Me Clover Combo Pack #147282
Calypso Coral Light #144042
Pumpkin Pie Light #144578
Lovely Lipstick Light #147026
Bronze #144607
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Lakeside Framelits #146351
Adhesives: Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8=1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Stamp:
~Water in Pacific Point ink
~Boats and Flamingo in Memento Black ink
~Sun in Crushed Curry ink. There was a Crushed Curry ink spot in the center of my Sun.
~Lily Pad on a small piece of Whisper White in Memento Black ink.
3. Color with Stampin’ Blends:
~Sun with Pineapple Punch Dark.  I colored a little too long trying to get my center ink spot blended in so my cardstock started to peel.  I guess it adds some texture.
~Boats in Bronze
~Right Sailboat Sails:  Cherry Cobbler-one sail Light, one sail Dark
~Center Sailboat Sails: Light Cherry Cobbler, Light Night of Navy
~Left Sailboat Saily: Dark Bermuda Bay
~Flamingo: Use the Calypso Coral Light for your Dark Marker.  Color the left side of the neck, the Wing Line at the top of the body, Feather Tips, and top of legs with the Calypso Coral Light Marker.
~Flamingo: Finish coloring in with the Pumpkin Pie Light.
~Lilypad Flowers: Lovely Lipstick Light
~Lillypads: Color all the Lilypads with Call Me Clover Light.  Make shadows by using the Call Me Clover Dark to color under the Flower edges and under the top two Lilypads as shown.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelit.  Attach to your card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Need Stamps, Stampin’ Blends, and or other paper crafting supplies in coordinating colors?  You can get them from My Online Store any time 24/7.

Springtime Impressions

The Springtime Impressions Thinlits are part of the Abstract Impressions Bundle.  I am loving the Monochromatic Color Combination of Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Coastal Cabana, with Melon Mambo for the accent color!  Choose your favorite monochromatic color combination and add an accent color.
Springtime ImpressionsSUPPLIES:
Stamps: Abstract Impressions  Photopolymer #147513
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Cardstock:  Soft Sea Foam
Mint Macaron
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Springtime Impressions
Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots #146934
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue OR Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sea Foam card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die-Cutting:
You have two choices:
~Put some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of your cardstock BEFORE you die cut.
~OR just use Tombow Glue to attach your die cuts to your card base.
Now to die cut:
~Cut the large triangle flowers & leaves die cut from Mint Macron cardstock.
~Cut three flowers from Melon Mambo cardstock.
~Attach the large triangle flowers & leaves shape to your card base.
~Attach your flowers to your flowers and leaves die cut.  Add Glitter Enamel shapes to the flower centers.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink.
Your card is finished.

Take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s Bonus Days:  Buy $50 in August and earn a $5 Coupon Code to spend in September!

Get all your crafting supplies in your favorite colors from My Online Store.  Please use the Host Code for the month if your order is under $150.  You get a FREE Tutorial for every order you place with me.

Fall Blended Seasons Card

I used the Blended Seasons Bundle for a Fall Card this time.  I am really enjoying this Bundle.  If you want one for yourself, please get it soon.  It is only available in August while supplies last.  Same with Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2.
swirling leaves Blended Seasons cardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Blended Seasons Rubber Stamps + Stitched Seasons Framelits  Wood Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894
Ink:  Memento Black
Crumb Cake
Coloring:  Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 #149014 While supplies last
Blender Pens #102845
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Big Shot:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder #143708
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lightly run your Crumb Cake ink pad across your embossing on the side where the straight lines poke up.  Add your cardstock and run through your Big Shot.  Remember to skip the bottom cutting plate.  Glue your embossed card front onto your card base.
3.  Cut the smallest Stitched Seasons Framelit from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp your sentiment over to the right side in Memento Black ink.
4. Stamp your leaves in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Color with the Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencils.  I used two colored pencils on some of the leaves.  Color out the pencil lines with your Blender Pen, cleaning after each color.  Fussy cut out the leaves.
5.  Lay out the leaves on the Stitched Seasons die cut.  Attach leaves to die cut with Glue Dots or Glue.  Attach the label to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Glue the last leaf on the card front.
Your card is finished.

Get your OWN Blended Seasons Bundle from My Online Store before time runs out!  It is only available until August 31 or While Supplies Last!

NEW Case the Catalog Challenge

I am changing my Challenges some.  This Challenge is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) Challenge.  As usual, I make a few tweaks.  I left off the ribbon under the Blushing Bride DSP, and I changed the sentiment.  I also added Clear Wink of Stella around the DSP, on the Flower centers, and on the punched sentiment.  When making your version you can change the stamps, colors, anything you want.  Have fun!
Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Page 18 picture

My version of the card.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases  Rubber  Wood-Mount #141531, Clear-Mount#141534
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Gorgeous Grape
Highland Heather
Daffodil Delight Marker
Call Me Clover
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Coastal Cabana
Tropical Escape 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146916
Punch:  Pretty Label #143715
Tools: your favorite fussy cutting scissors.  I used Paper Snips #103579
Clear Wink of Stella #141897
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTiONS:
1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Stamp the large Flourish stamp in Coastal Cabana ink on both the left and right card front.
2.  Cut your DSP at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach to card base about 3/4″ from the left side.  Use Wink of Stella to color around the DSP edges about 1/4″ wide.  You may need to use two coats.
3. Stamp:
~Stamp the large flower twice in Gorgeous Grape ink on Whisper White cardstock. Clean stamp.
~Stamp the large flower twice again in Highland Heather ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Clean stamp.
~Color the large flower center in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White cardstock.  Clean stamp.
~Stamp the leaves three times in Call Me Clover Ink on Whisper White cardstock.
~Stamp your sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White cardstock.
4. Cut & Punch:
~Cut out the Gorgeous Grape flowers along the outside edge.
~Cut out the Highland Heather flowers cutting only the inner flowers.
~Cut out the Daffodil Delight flower centers.
~Cut out each leaf separately.
~Punch out your sentiment with the Pretty Label Punch.
5. Put it all together:
~Layer your flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals or Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the backs of two parts: inner flower, and flower center.
~Attach Leaves as desired with Glue Dots to the back of the Large flower.  Now put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Large Flower covering where the leaves are attached.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched sentiment.
~Lay out the flowers and the punched sentiment where you want them.  Attach.
Your Card is finished.

Stitched Crafting Forever

This Crafting Forever stamp set combined with the Stitched Seasons Framelits popped into my head and turned out pretty close to what I pictured which is an unusual occurrence.  Things usually turn out way different than the way I pictured them.  This is a pretty quick card to make.
Paintbrushes and pens cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crafting Forever: Rubber  Wood-Mount #143955, Clear-Mount #143958
Ink:  Memento Black
Coloring:  Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1 #141709
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 #149014
Blender Pen #102845
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Stitched Seasons Framelits #149013
Ribbon:  Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon #144173
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cajun Craze card layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Whisper White stamping layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″
2. Stamp, then Color with Watercolor Pencils:
~Stamp your Paintbrushes Planter Pot image in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.
~Color the Planter Pot with your Cajun Craze Watercolor Pencil. Color darker where the lines are on the sides and under the pot lip.  Use the Blender Pen to blend out the pencil lines.
~Color all the paintbrush tips with the Crushed Curry and Early Espresso.  I just lightly colored the tips.
~Color the Cutting Blade with Smoky Slate.
~Color the Pencil with either Crushed Curry or Daffodil Delight.
~Color each Paint Brush Handle a different color.
I only used the Blender Pen on the Planter Pot.
3.  Cut out your stamped and colored image with the Stitched Seasons Framelit.  Get your Cajun Craze card layer and cut the next larger Stitched Seasons Framelit from the center.  Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp the Pen image in Memento Black ink on your 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White Stamping Layer.  Rotate the way the stamp faces:  up & down, or sideways.  They don’t have to be perfectly straight.  Just basically fill the card front with pen images.
5.  Put it all together.
~Attach your Cajun Craze card layer to your Whisper White card base.  Yes, this is the piece you die cut from the center.
~Put some SNAIL across the Whisper White Pen card front where you want your Ribbon to go.  Wrap the ribbon around the card front piece twice attaching it to the SNAIL to hold it in place.  Tie a bow off to the side.
~Now attach your Whisper White Pen layer to the Cajun Craze layer.  See you covered up the die cut hole.
~Attach your layered Paint Brushes in a Pot layered die cuts to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.

Swirly Scribbles Card

I made this Swirly Scribbles card using some pieces from my craft table and adding others.  You can choose the colors the person you are giving the card to will like if you want.
Swirly Scribbles and Foliage Frames CardSUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Soft Sea  Foam
Mint Macaron
Coastal Cabana
Big Shot:  Embossing Mats #146327
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Foliage Frames Framelits #146353
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sea Foam Card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die Cut:
If you remember, you can put Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock you are cutting your Swirly Scribbles pieces from.  Then these pieces will attach like stickers you have to peel the back off.  Otherwise, just use Tombow Glue.
~Swirly Scribbles lines in both Mint Macaron and Coastal Cabana
~Swirly Circle with leaves in Melon Mambo
~White Foliage Frame will need to be die cut and embossed.  Die cut as normal, just leave the cardstock inside the die to emboss.  Recommended Embossing sandwich:  Big Shot Platform without Thin Die Adapter plate (OR Multipurpose Platform with at least tab 1 open), Standard Cutting Pad, Die with cardstock still in it and cutting edge and cardstock facing up, Thick Gray Silicone Mat,  White Impressions Pad.
3.    Put it all together.
~Lay our all your pieces where you want them.
~Attach the Mint Macaron Swirly Scribble Lines first, the put the Coastal Cabana Lines on top so some of the Mint Lines show underneath-like a shadow.
~Put the Melon Mambo Swirly Circle on the Foliage Frame.
~Attach the Foliage Frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Box with 6×6 Designer Series Paper

Would you like to make a pretty Treat or Gift Box from just two 6″ x 6″ pieces of patterned paper?  Well, now you can!  Just follow the simple instructions on this video!

This Video is almost 13 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Two 6″ x 6″ pieces of patterned Designer Series Paper.  I used Tropical Escape #146916
Paper Trimmer with Score Blade #126889 OR Simply Scored #122334
Paper Snips or scissors
Tear & Tape
Something to Decorate it:
Label Me Pretty stamp set  Wood Mount #143858, Clear-Mount #143861
Pretty Label Punch #143715
Ribbon
SNAIL

TIPS:
1.  You might want to try this first using cardstock so you can see the score lines better.  You can stamp designs on the cardstock to make it look nice, or just leave it plain and enjoy the decorating process.
2.  Scoring Measurements:
~3/4″ on the top side.
~1-1/2″ on the other three sides.  (Two sides and the bottom)
3.  Choose on 6″ x 6″ piece to be the Front of your box.
~Fold down the Top 3/4″ Flap.
~Trim the Score Lines on the Bottom up to the intersecting Score Line.
~Put Tear & Tape on the back side of the Center Bottom Flap next to the Score Line and next to the edge.
4.  The other 6″ x 6″ piece is the Back.
~ Trim off all four corners.
~Use SNAIL to keep the Top 3/4″ Flap folded down.
~Put Tear & Tape on both Side Flaps AND the Bottom Flap next to the Score Line and next to the edge.
5.  Attach one Back Side Flap onto the inside of the Front Side Flap.  Repeat with the other Sides.  Add Glue Dots to the corners of the Top Flaps.
6.  Now for the Bottom Flaps.
~Fold up the Back Bottom Flap first.
~Now fold up the Side Flaps and attach to the Back Bottom Flap making sure your Box Corners are squared.
~Now fold up the Front Bottom Flap.
7.  Decorate as desired with a sentiment that has been punched or die cut and some ribbon or Twine.

Bonus Days And Blended Seasons

Two Promotions start today August 1st and end Aug 31st.

1-Bonus Days.

Earn August 1-31. Spend September 1-30~For every $50 in merchandise you buy, you will receive a Coupon Code worth $5 in your email.  An email address is required to participate.
~You will need to keep track of your own Coupon Codes.  So save the emails and copy the coupon codes so you will know where they are in September when you use them.
~There is no limit on the number of Coupon Codes you can earn.
~Excluded Items:  Starter Kit, Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
~All your Bonus Days Coupons must be redeemed on the same order September 1-30.

BONUS DAYS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q:  Are the coupon codes case sensitive?
A: No, but make sure and include the dash in each code for it to work.

Q: Can participants earn multiple codes on a single order?
A: Yes. There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order.  You will receive a coupon code for each increment of $50 in merchandise. (Tax and shipping don’t count towards your $50.)  You can also place more than one order and get coupon codes for each $50 in merchandise.  You will receive an email for each order placed.

Q: When can I use my coupon codes?
A:  Use them September 1-30.  They expire after September 30.  You MUST use all your coupon codes in one order during September.

Q: Can coupon codes be given away?
A:  Yes.  The codes are not specifically tied to the person who earned them.  The person redeeming the coupon code given to them must use it along with any other coupon codes they received.  All coupon codes must be used on the same order in September.

Q: What if I earn coupon codes but don’t receive an email?
A: With so many email providers, it is possible that the email may have been sent to a spam folder.  Check there first.  If you still cannot find the email, contact the Demonstrator you ordered from (hopefully me) or call Demonstrator Support for help.

2-Color Your Season Limited Edition Bundle and Watercolor Pencils in 10 NEW Colors!

Color Your Seasons Limited Time ProductsThese Exclusive Limited Edition items are available ONLY August 1-31 OR While Supplies Last! 
Blended Seasons stamp set~Blended Seasons 10 piece Rubber Stamp Set with images and sentiments for every season  Wood-Mount #149019, Clear-Mount #149016
Stitched Seasons Framelits~Stitched Seasons Framelits #149013 includes 3 Label Framelits with stitching on BOTH sides of the cut line! A total of 10 dies is in this Framelit set.
~Bundle and save 10% when you get the Stamp set and Framelits together!  Wood-Mount Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2~Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 #149014 in 10 NEW Colors. These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a later catalog.  I love the intensity of these colors!

Here is a copy of the Demonstrator PreOrder Flyer you can print to see the stamp set images, the Framelit set, and the NEW Watercolor Pencil set away from your computer.  Customer Ordering Dates are August 1-31, 2018 OR While Supplies Last.

Beautiful Birthday Card

Need a quick and easy Beautiful Birthday Card?  Choose a piece of Designer Series Paper, coordinating cardstock, some ribbon, a label punch or Framelit, and a sentiment stamp.  This card took me less than 5 minutes to make.
Quick & Easy Beautiful Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Glass  Rubber  Wood-Mount #147458, Clear-Mount #147461
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Garden Impressions 6×6 Designer Series Paper  #146289
Punch:  Pretty Label #143715
Ribbon:  Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon #144631
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Melon Mambo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch This Video if you need more help.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Wrap your Ribbon around it and tie a Bow.  Watch this Video about attaching Ribbons to your project.  (If you noticed, I forgot to tie the ribbon around until AFTER I had attached the DSP to the card base.  Either way works well.)
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Melon Mambo ink.  Punch out with the Pretty Label Punch.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
See!  Quick and Easy!  Your Beautiful Birthday card is finished.

Choose from the Beautiful Designer Series Papers available to make your OWN Quick and Easy Cards!  Most also have a coordinating Cardstock Pack to go with them.

Easy Stained Glass Card

I have been wanting to use my Stained Glass Thinlits along with the Painted Glass stamp set.  I LOVE the font used for the sentiments in this stamp set.  I decided to keep it simple this time and just feature the die cuts and the sentiment.  Choose your own color.
Simple Stained Glass CardSUPPLIES:
*=part of the Bundle available until June 2019
*Bundle:  Painted Glass Rubber stamps + Stained Glass Thinlits.  Wood-Mount Bundle #148361, Clear-Mount Bundle #148362
Stamps:  *Painted Glass Rubber  Wood-Mount #147458Clear-Mount #147461
Ink:
   Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel
Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Stained Glass Thinlits #146347
Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets OR Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die Cut your Thinlits from Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  You can put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back before cutting if you want.  Die cut two Stained Glass half circles and one rectangle Thinlit.
NOTE:  Watch this video to get great results every time with your Detailed Thinlits.  If using your Big Shot Platform with the Thin Die Adapter, run through 6 times instead of 4 as shown on the video.
3. Lay out your die cut pieces on your card front in the position you want them.  Attach to your card front.
~If using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet just peel off the backing and hold it over where you want it and attach.
~If using Tombow glue, use just tiny dots at line intersections and around the edges.  Carefully figure out the position you want it in before letting it touch the card base.  Line up the edges of the Half Circles and the Rectangle.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink.
Your Card is finished.

Check out My Online Store to get your Stained Glass Card Making supplies.  Want a great deal? Check out the Clearance Rack for Framelits, Punches, Papers, and Embellishments.  There are some great things for Christmas available there.

July’s Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin

The July Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin Kit is super cute and fun to make.  I will admit that I was intimidated by all the pieces and the vague instructions.  I watched the official video, but they went way too fast for me to figure out how to actually make the projects.  I figured if my 7-year-old granddaughter could make it, so could I !!  So here are some detailed instructions.  It was easier than I thought!
July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Basket and CardINSTRUCTIONS:
I did use SNAIL instead of the Kit Glue Dots.  I also used my Blueberry Bushel ink pad and some paper snips.
Basket

July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Basket1. Get the Basket Parts:  Basket Base, Basket Handle Sheet, Long Brim Sticker Sheet, Short Brim Sticker Sheet, and the bag of Brads.
2.  Fold the score lines on the Basket Base.  You can choose to have the brown side showing or the white side showing.  I chose to have the brown side showing.  My granddaughter chose the white side.
3.  Punch out one Handle piece.  Remove the punched holes with something small like a Paper Piercing Tool.  I used the tip of my Paper Snips after bending the handle piece when using my fingers.
4.  Put together half of your Basket.
~Now peel off one of the Long Brim Stickers.
~Put the brad through the hole of the Long Brim Sticker, then through one of the Handle Holes.
~Bend the Brad tabs flat.
~Straighten your Handle and trim the end even with the Long Brim Sticker.
~Fold the score lines on the Long Brim Sticker.
~Match up the Long Brim Sticker fold with one wide Basket Brim end.
~Lightly position the Long Brim Sticker between the score lines with the Basket Wide Brim.
~Make sure the top of the sticker lines up with the top of the Basket brim.  Smooth down the Sticker.
~Now match the Basket Brim edges with the Sticker flaps, making sure the top is even.
~Repeat with the other Basket Brim side.
~Cover the side brim stickers with the seam in the middle with the Short Brim Sticker.
5.  Repeat Step 4 using one more Long Brim Sticker, one more Short Brim Sticker, one more Brad, and the Handle piece already attached to the other side of your basket.
Wahoo!!!  Your Basket is assembled!!
July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Basket6.  Choose a piece of the Gingham Tissue Paper making sure you only have one layer.  Keep it folded in half and slide it under your Basket Handle.  Press the center of the Gingham Tissue Paper to the center of the Basket bottom.  Fold each Tissue Paper corner over the Basket corner next to it.  Work with it until you like it.
7.  Choose which Large Tag color you want.  Stamp your sentiment and lines or other images on your tag.  Tie the Tag to the Handle with the White Baker’s Twine from the Kit.
8.  Fill with some goodies or treats to give away.
Card
July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Card1.  Choose a card base and fold the score line.  Also, punch out a small square of the pale Gingham Vellum Square, a small white tag, and your fruit:  1 Apple, 2 Strawberries, 3 Blueberries.  Also, get your Leaf Sticker Sheet.
2.  Attach the Gingham Vellum Square to the card front.
3.  Stamp the Stitch Lines on the card base around the Gingham Vellum.
4.  Attach the Fruit on the Gingham Vellum.
5.  Wrap 24″ of Baker’s Twine around the card front.  Tie in a bow.  I moved the Baker’s Twine “X” close to the bow.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on the small White Tag.  Add 3 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and attach to your card front.
Your Card is finished!!

Complete the rest of your Baskets and Cards.  Or use the supplies to make other cards and projects.

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