Another Dozen Thank You Cards - Wild About FLowers

Tuesday, May 31, 2016





Hello Again Everyone!

I'm entering another challenge, and want to get it posted today even though I've already posted a card for you today. I don't have to worry about linking everything later if I just do it now.

I've chosen Global Design Project again because I love the CAS sketch challenge (GDP#038) for this week. There are already some wonderful submissions from participants, and of course the design team always inspires.

With the Thank You card spree I'm on, this design layout is ideal to make another dozen.



I used  Marina Mist, Sweet Sugarplum with Wild Wasabi & Olive Green for these wonderfully Summer-like Thank you cards. Of course you can just change the sentiment for another occasion.


If I hadn't made a dozen of these cards I would of fussy cut out another set of blossoms and popped them up over the stamped ones.

I wanted a light texture behind the stamped image so I used Water Colour Paper and sponged on the Wasabi Green, Sweet Sugarplum, and Marina Mist ink from my ink pads to create the coloured backdrop for the stamped piece of Whisper White which was also given a hint of sky by lightly sponging a little Marina Mist behind the stamped flowers.


This little tiny tag was fun to make, and I was glad that it went well. The tag measures 1" x 3/8". I just cut the two corners off and punched a 1/16" hole at that end. Then I stamped the 'Hello' from the 'Thoughtful Banner' stamp set.


The only think popped up this card is that entire section strip, as you can see in the side view photo below.


This is an ideal layout of a quick and easy card or to make multiples with! It's always great to have a stack of cards to go to that are already made and waiting to be given away.

Thank you for stopping by again today, to view my entry for the GDP #038 Sketch Challenge. Be sure to check out the others, too.

DON'T FORGET THAT YOU CAN ORDER FROM THE NEW CATALOGUE TOMORROW!

Happy Stamping!








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For the month of June, you can get $40 in Extra Stampin' Rewards when you host a stamping event with $400 or more in sales. That’s more money you can use for products in the new annual catalog, and you know there are PLENTY of new products you’ll want to bring home. Remember, Stampin’ Rewards can be used on a Starter Kit, so this is a great time for you to sign up with me!


 Details
  • Hosts who have qualifying events with $400 CAD or more in sales during the promotion period (June 1 - 30) will receive $40 CAD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.
  • Hosts may participate in this promotion multiple times by hosting multiple events, but each event must qualify on its own.
  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify for this promotion.
  • Qualifying orders must qualify with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.


Water Colouring & Water Colour Stamping Using an Old Favorite - Butterfly Basics

Whoops, I thought I scheduled this post for yesterday.


Hello everyone! Looks like today is going to be an absolutely beautiful day again. I've been thinking for a while now that I should make multiples of my Thank You cards since I use so many. I was in the mood for water colouring and thought that might be too much for mass production, but went with the idea anyway. I was also feeling that I wanted to use a stamp set I haven't used in a while, my Butterfly Basics. I'm glad that it is still available in the new catalogue. So here are the dozen cards I made.


I love how the frame turned out. I used my paper trimmer to create them and stamped the sentiment from the new "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set in Tip Top Taupe. And rather than work with all the dimensionals for the frames, I used the new Foam Adhesive Strips that are available in the new catalogue. It raises the frame up higher than I would like, but it was so much easier to use.


For the water colour background I used Water Colour Paper, my Aqua Painters and Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride, and Tip Top Taupe using a lot of water to get that very light airy look. To stamp the water colour image, I used the same colours in the Stampin' Write Markers on a clear block, lightly misted with water, inked my stamp image on that, and then stamped on the water colour background.


I did the same for the butterflies and when dry punch them out and wrapped Linen Thread around the body of the butterfly before attaching it to the card.


You can see the layering in this next photo.



I love how these turned out, and want so very much to try this in another set of colours. Maybe another  time. Hope you are inspired to give this technique a shot. It is quite fun to do.

Happy stamping!






Extra Stampin’ Rewards!

For the month of June, you can get $40 in Extra Stampin' Rewards when you host a stamping event with $400 or more in sales. That’s more money you can use for products in the new annual catalog, and you know there are PLENTY of new products you’ll want to bring home. Remember, Stampin’ Rewards can be used on a Starter Kit, so this is a great time for you to sign up with me!


 Details
  • Hosts who have qualifying events with $400 CAD or more in sales during the promotion period (June 1 - 30) will receive $40 CAD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.
  • Hosts may participate in this promotion multiple times by hosting multiple events, but each event must qualify on its own.
  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify for this promotion.
  • Qualifying orders must qualify with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.


VanIsle Stampin' UP Meeting Make & Take - Double Business Card Holder

Sunday, May 29, 2016


Hello everyone!

Hope your weekend is a good one whether your are busy, relaxing, or having fun.

Yesterday I attended our VanIsle Stampin' Up! meeting in Nanaimo. Since I became a SU Demonstrator  a year and a half ago, I have never volunteered to create a Make & Take for this meeting, so I thought it was about time I did.

As a Demonstrator I like to keep business cards on me at all times, but it's hard to fine a business card holder that holds a lot of cards or doesn't cost too much. So I decided to see if I could create one myself. I figured that if I created a deep pocket for my cards they would inevitably end up loose and shaking about. So to solve that problem, I thought that two narrower pockets for cards would work better. And, if a Demonstrator has business cards for work as well as for Stampin' Up! then there are two pockets that can hold each.

Here is a collage of the holder that I made for myself.



So for the meeting yesterday I made 35 kits in seven different colours and showed everyone how to assemble their business card holder.

Everyone wanted to know where to get the brass metal corner protectors. I get them from ButterBee Scraps . Here is the direct link to the corners, and the direct link to the small disc magnets I use.

If you do not wish to use metal corner protectors you can strengthen your corners using cardstock as you see in this next photo showing the corner done both ways. How to do this is also included in the instructions.


I also promised to have the instructions with measurements on today's blog post. They are listed under my instructions tab at the top of my blog, but if you click here you can access the link and print out your FREE PDF instructions as well.

I should have taken some photos of everyone working on their business card holder to share with you today, but I didn't think of it at the time.

Hope that you will enjoy working on this little project!





Your Instructions in PDF File format


SALE STAMP SETS NOT IN THE CURRENT CATALOGUE!





Hello everyone!

Did you know that there are stamp sets on sale that are not in the catalogue? Are you interested in seeing them? Below is a snap of the items...


...and here is the link to the PDF file if you need to see it a little larger.

Just email me and let me know the name and codes to the stamp sets you are interested in ordering before the end of May!






Extra Stampin’ Rewards!
For the month of June, you can get $40 in Extra Stampin' Rewards when you host a stamping event with $400 or more in sales. That’s more money you can use for products in the new annual catalog, and you know there are PLENTY of new products you’ll want to bring home. Remember, Stampin’ Rewards can be used on a Starter Kit, so this is a great time for you to sign up with me!


 Details
  • Hosts who have qualifying events with $400 CAD or more in sales during the promotion period (June 1 - 30) will receive $40 CAD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.
  • Hosts may participate in this promotion multiple times by hosting multiple events, but each event must qualify on its own.
  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify for this promotion.
  • Qualifying orders must qualify with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.




Sneak Peek - Pun Intended - Bee - Hostess Stamp Set

Saturday, May 28, 2016



Today I'm showing you the last three Sneak Peek cards for the series of cards I made using one of the new 2016-2017 Hostess Stamp Sets, "Pun Intended".  We've seen three cards made with the 'Camera', and three cards made with the 'Edison Light Bulb'. The last image in this set is the 'Bee', and here they are!

For this first card I used Tip Top Taupe, Pear Pizzazz, and the new In-Colour Peekaboo Peach. These three colours are also incorporated using one of the Gorgeous Grunge stamps to create the wide boarder on the side. The leaves are from the stamp set "Remarkable You", and the 'Tag punch' is no longer available after May 31st.



The bees are stamped onto Peekaboo Peach with Tip Top Taupe and their chevron stripes coloured in with the Tip Top Taupe Stampin' Write Marker. They were also stamped onto vellum with Archival Basic Gray. The wings were cut as one piece with the head and bottom cut off and then attached to the back of the bees cut out without their wings. (I did this will all the bees for these three cards, in different colours of course)


Using the colours of the bees, yellow and black, I created this layered card, using all the yellows except Hello Honey as it will no longer be available after May 31st. The edges of all these layers are adhered together with Tear & Tape, but the die cut circle edges are popped up with dimensionals.


You can see some more details in the collage image below.


For the third and last card for the 'Bee' series of this stamp set, I used Smoky Slate, So Saffron, and the new In-Colour Sweet Sugarplum. I have to laugh whenever I look at this card because I so carefully lined up everything with Washi Tape, but I suppose the cardstock moved anyway because the stamped arrows from the "Pun Intended" set ended up crooked/uneven. The flourish from First Sight looks great on the die cut heart.



I love the dangley little hearts that I attached to the larger heart, and it works well with the Falling Snow texture folder too. It's fun to shake the card a bit to watch them shake about.

Below you can see the details in the collage.


Well that's it for the Sneak Peek of the Hostess set Pun Intended. I do plan on using this set again for non-card projects in the future, so watch for them!

Thank you for stopping by today to have a look.

Happy Stamping!






SALE STAMP SETS NOT IN THE CURRENT CATALOGUE!




Hello everyone!

Did you know that there are stamp sets on sale that are not in the catalogue? Are you interested in seeing them? Below is a snap of the items...


...and here is the link to the PDF file if you need to see it a little larger.

Just email me and let me know the name and codes to the stamp sets you are interested in ordering before the end of May!






Extra Stampin’ Rewards!
For the month of June, you can get $40 in Extra Stampin' Rewards when you host a stamping event with $400 or more in sales. That’s more money you can use for products in the new annual catalog, and you know there are PLENTY of new products you’ll want to bring home. Remember, Stampin’ Rewards can be used on a Starter Kit, so this is a great time for you to sign up with me!


 Details
  • Hosts who have qualifying events with $400 CAD or more in sales during the promotion period (June 1 - 30) will receive $40 CAD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.
  • Hosts may participate in this promotion multiple times by hosting multiple events, but each event must qualify on its own.
  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify for this promotion.
  • Qualifying orders must qualify with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.



 
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