Know that Today

Know that today a friend is thinking of you.  Isn’t that such a nice thing to say?  You could use it for so many different things.  It happens to be one of the stamps in the Part of My Story Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  And I’ve used it here on this card.

I made these cards as a swap for my January team meeting.  It’s full of some beautiful products that I love but a pretty simple looking card.  I’ve actually used three different Sale-A-Bration products on here – the Part of My Story stamp set for the greeting, the Organdy Ribbon, and the wood butterfly elements.  The Organdy Ribbon has turned out to be the most popular Sale-A-Bration item I think in all of Stampin’ Up! History and quickly sold right through the full supply plus two back up orders!  I’m still hoping that we might be able to get some more near the end of the Sale-A-Bration promotion so I’ll be keeping my eye open and post on my Facebook  page if that happens.  If it does it will sell out quickly again. 

One of the Occasions catalog product that I used was the cute Gingham Designer Paper which comes in five different colors.  And they match all those ribbons in that Organdy Ribbon pack.  You can could switch up the colors for this card and make a rainbow of them.  Another favorite new item I used was the Stitched Rectangle framelits.  I actually cut out a bunch of rectangles for a different card but the neat thing about these dies is they also add stitching on the outside part that creates the frame.  Nobody wants to waste cute frames so they became part of this card.

Supply List

  • #149719 Part of my Story stamp set (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #149711 Butterfly Elements (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #149623 Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #148554 Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • #148551 Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies
  • #115318 Soft Suede Card stock
  • #147115 Soft Suede ink
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #143263 Big shot Die Cutting Machine
  • #103683 Mini Glue Dots

I’ve just returned from a trip to Michigan where I spent the weekend with some of the top demonstrators in the company.  We stamped and listened to several demo’s share their stories and business tips.  There are a ton of notes in my book and I’m excited to bring some new ideas to my team and my business.  If you have ever considered signing up as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator or you have a really long wish list – this is the perfect time to join my team.  You get extra FREE products in your kit AND have the option to add this cute tote bag.  Visit my JOIN page to learn more and be a part of the PAWS team today!

We are growing a lot this year – with 8 new team members in the past month!

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Fun Background Technique

Sometimes when you start playing with the parts and pieces of the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit you just can’t stop.  I ended up with a lot of alternate ideas for the January 2019 kit – Be Mine Valentine.  As you know I like to pair up the kits with the Note Cards & Envelopes because it makes a quick card.  Here is another one that I created for this month.

What you might notice on this card is the background.  Now where did that come from?  It’s easy and you have the supplies that you need right in your monthly Paper Pumpkin box.  It is the blue tissue paper!  I just crumpled it up and dipped it in my ink pad and then tapped it on my note card.  Keep repeating until you get the amount of color that you want.  I used Pool Party ink on this card. 

The other things that I added for this card is the Memento Black ink and then a couple of my Stampin’ Blends markers to color the bird.  The scalloped circle, the heart, the kangaroo, and the stamps are all from the kit.  Let me know if you try this background technique – I’d love to see what you do with it. You can see how I did it by watching my Facebook Live video of alternate ideas from the January Be Mine Valentine kit click ==> HERE.  You can see this project along with my other alternate idea projects.

Supply List

  • Paper Pumpkin Kit January 2019 – Be Mine Valentine
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Memento Black ink
  • Pool Party ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pool Party, Calypso Coral

Did you see the sneak peeks of February’s Paper Pumpkin Kit?  It looks like it is going to be a good one.

Be sure to sign up by February 10th if you want to receive it.  Here are a few clues on what to expect:

  • An all card kit
  • Makes 9 full-sized cards in 3 unique designs (3 of each design)
  • Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Mint Macaron, Fresh Fig
  • Fun, earthy elements – potting soil, succulents, bold, vintage tea cups, letter planters, photographic design

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Just for You with Lovely Foil

I shared one more card in my FB Live video from Jan. 21, 2019 that used the same suite of products as the projects in the Made to Love Class.  You can see the video here.  This card was one of the cards available in my Quick & Cute card class this past week.  It has a glimpse of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets that are available through the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  Don’t miss out on these foild sheets – they have been very popular already and are likely to sell out before we get to the end of March!

One trick on this card was that I mounted all three of the little hearts from the Meant to Be stamp set on one block.  Then I could stamp the whole group at the same time on the Crumb Cake layer of my card.  I just randomly stamped the grouping all over to create this layer.  Next I added the piece of Lovely Lipstick Foil sheet and then a strip of the All My Love Designer Series Paper. 

To finish the card I tied some of the 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White ribbon on my layer before adding it to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The greeting is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and adhered with dimensionals over the ribbon. This card doesn’t have to be for Valentine’s Day even though the colors and hearts suggest that.  

Supply List

  • #148626 Meant to Be stamp set
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series paper
  • #148578 All My Love Card stock pack (use Crumb Cake)
  • #147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147140 Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #144172 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White Ribbon
  • #144108 Mini Dimensionals
  • #149712 Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets (FREE Sale-A-Bration choice)

Here are a few other samples from Stampin’ Up! that use the foil sheets. Place your orders in my online store – order $50 in product to get the foil sheets for free.  Each pack include 4 each of the two colors in 12 x 12 sheets. 

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Tons of Hearts

The last project from the Made with Love class was a Valentine’s Day card featuring the Meant to Be Bundle.  Included in the bundle is the Meant to Be stamp set and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  When you see this set of dies in real life it is a huge difference from seeing them in the catalog – it makes a ton of different hearts.  There are so many possibilities with this die set.  There are a total of 16 different dies including two stitching dies to add stitching to a background or the cut out dies. You are going to want to order this set of dies – just look at the tons of different hearts you can get from it!

If you would like to see all the projects from the Made to Love class watch my FB live video from Jan. 21, 2019.  You can see it here.  Today I’m sharing more details about the Valentine’s Day card.

Happy Valentine’s Day

I used a 4″ square piece of the All My Love Designer Series paper and cut off a 1″ strip to give me two pieces.  One was for the front of the card and one was for the inside of the card.  Adhere both pieces to a layer of Whisper White card stock.  Use the 3″ piece on the top for the front of the card.  Add the 1″ piece (using the opposite side) to the bottom for the inside of the card.  Next on the front layer stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink – I used Happy Valentine’s Day, but there are others in the set that you could use. 

Cut a long piece of Linen Thread – about 36″ – and wrap it around the layer 3 times and tie in a knot.  After that add the Balmy Blue scalloped heart on the Linen Thread before tying a bow.  Then to anchor the bottom of that large heart I added the small scalloped heart (cut from Lovely Lipstick card stock) with mini dimensionals. Be sure to watch my video you will see exactly how I did this.  

Supply List

  • #150587 Meant to Be Bundle = stamp set + Be Mine framelits
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series paper
  • #148578 All My Love Card stock pack (use Crumb Cake & Lovely Lipstick)
  • #147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #146982 Balmy Blue card stock
  • #104199 Linen Thread
  • #144108 Mini Dimensionals
  • #143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

 

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Yum – Truffles!

I had a fun class earlier this month that I called Made with Love!  My friend Heather, who is a Pampered Chef consultant and I paired up to make it a fun event.  She showed us all how to make a couple of sweet treats and then I showed everyone how to package them up and we made a Valentine card to go with them.  It was a yummy and fun event!

I showed everything we made on a FB live video yesterday (Jan. 21, 2019).  You can see it here.  And now I wanted to share with you the details and some photos of each project.  Today is the Truffles!

First of all we made our truffles and then we needed to package them up.  You’ll find the recipe for the truffles themselves down below.  The little truffle package was made with the 3×6 Gusseted Cellophane Bags.  You can fit two small truffles or one larger on easily in the bag.  Once the bag is full tie it shut with ribbon – we used the Lovely Lipstick ribbon.  To make the tag use a strip of Whisper White card stock punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Then decorate it with the Meant to Be Bundle – stamps and the little heart die.  Finish it up with the heart epoxy droplet which was colored with a Stampin’ Blends Marker. 

Supply List

  • #141704 – 3″x6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags
  • #150587 – Meant to Be Bundle = Stamp set + Be Mine Stitched Framelits (used on all the projects in the video)
  • #100730- Whisper White card stock – 3″ x 2″
  • #146952 – Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • #147140 – Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #133324 – Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • #148583 – Heart Epoxy Droplets
  • #147026 – Lovely Lipstick Dark Stampin’ Blends

 

Here is the recipe for the truffles.  We rolled them in some coconut and valentine sprinkles.

 

Check back to see the rest of the projects – I’ll be posting them the rest of this week. 

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Black & White with a Pop of Color

A long time favorite is when Stampin’ Up! has a pack of patterned paper that is black & white.  It’s easy to add just one color to it and have it work for so many things.  There’s a new pack of paper that has all black and white prints on one side but the other side is colored.  That’s even better because it gives you the option to work with the color palette that Stampin’ Up! created for the paper OR to use the black and white side with any color that you want. It’s the new Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  And what makes it even better is that you can get this paper for free with a qualifying order!

The Black & White patterns allow you to highlight what you want by adding color to just that portion.  For this note card I used the Stampin’ Blends to color in just the butterflies so they pop of the page – almost like they are flying.  This is a quick card using the Whisper White Note cards and envelopes.  I cut a piece of the Designer paper 3″ wide and 5″ long and attached to the front of the card aligned with the right hand edge.  Then tied some Basic Black Baker’s Twine around it.  There isn’t even any stamping on this card.  Just coloring with the Stampin’ Blends.

Supply List

  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration)
  • Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes
  • Basic Black Bakers Twine
  • Stampin’ Blends: Lovely Lipstick combo or other color of your choice
  • Stampin’ Trimmer
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Here is a look at the full pack of paper.  One side is colored and the other is the black & white. There are 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. Place a $50 product order to receive this paper for free.  The list of products above is $52.50.  And each pack of note cards includes 20 cards & envelopes. Colors in the paper include: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, and Basic Black.

 

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