Monday, July 1, 2019

BONUS DAYS & Extra, Extra! Promotions

Hello everyone!  Good news!!!  I have 2 promotions (Bonus Days and Extra, Extra!) to share with you today!

Stampin' Up! has brought back their popular promotion "Bonus Days" for the month of July.  If you need a refresher on this promotion, here's how it works:  For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend in July, you earn a $5 Bonus Days Coupon Code that can be redeemed in August.

Bonus Days Promotion Details:

  • Earning Period - July 1 - 31, 2019
  • Redemption Period - August 1 - 31, 2019
  • An email address is required to participate.  Bonus Days Coupon Codes can be delivered only via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. 
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.  
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes.  If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.  

Extra, Extra Promotion (July 1 - August 31, 2019)

If you've been thinking about becoming a Stamping' Up! demonstrator, now is the time to turn that thought into action!  Here is how you can get lots of extra value by signing up today!

New demonstrators who sign up between July 1 and August 31 will receive an additional $30 that they will be able to put toward their Starter Kit.  Pay $99 and choose $155 worth of products, plus enjoy FREE SHIPPING!!!

NEW demonstrators will receive a $10 coupon code which they may use the following month.  Coupon code will arrive between the fifth and seventh business day; they will expire on October 31, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding joining Stampin' Up! family, please feel free to contact me.  I'm about to go on my 8th incentive trip and this time is to the Greek Isles!  I LOVE my job (I might add it's the best job ever!) and can't believe I get paid for what I love to do - stamp, share and be creative!!!  I'd love to hear from YOU!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Magnolia Lane DSP One Sheet Wonder Trio - June Card Club

Hello everyone!  I am super excited to share my June Card Club project today!  My inspiration for this project came from Ronda Wade, who is an amazing Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and I believe she is a mentor/trainer for many demonstrators.   She recently shared her project on Facebook Live and I just had to try her idea.  I've always wanted to make multiple projects using only one sheet of our designer series paper.  I've created many projects using the One Sheet Wonder Technique to create many cards but I thought this was a great idea to make a card with a matching envelope, and a beautiful gift box!

Thanks to Stampin' Up!'s new offering of Magnolia Lane Bulk DSP, I was able to put this project together easily for my Card Club workshops this month!  I am super excited and hope you like my project!!!  And if you live in the neighborhood of Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend or other wonderful places on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, I hope you can join us at one of my Card Club workshops this month.  Use the link below to register!

Gift Box
I love this box!!!  It is so pretty and super easy to make!  The finished size is 5-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2".  To make this box you need to cut your DSP to 12" x 9-1/2" and score as follows:
  • 9-1/2" side - 2" and 7-1/2"
  • 12" side - 1", 3", 6-1/2" and 8-1/2"
To assemble your box, follow the following simple steps:
  1. Cut off the small corner section of 1" x 2" on both sides.  This becomes a front flap that overlaps to the front of your box making it easier to stay shut under the rectangle embellishment.  
  2. On the 12" side of your paper,  cut the 2" sections (up to where the two score lines meet) starting at 3", 6-1/2" and 8-1/2".  Repeat on the other side.  
  3. Use Tombow Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape to assemble your box.  

Card and Envelope
To make a card and an envelope, use the left over DSP (2-1/2" x 12") from the box.  For the card cut your DSP to 2-1/2" x 5".  Use the rest of your DSP to adhere to the envelope flap with Tombow Liquid Glue and trim off the excess.  Stamp the Magnolia flower image on your envelope if you like!

My card design is different from Ronda's card and she used a different stamp set and DSP for her projects.  I kept my card very simple and clean.  I love the silver foil flower accent behind the sentiment.  And the new 5/8" Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon is absolutely beautiful!  No wonder it's been so popular and is already hard to order!  The Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins are perfect to add small embellishments.  My Whisper White layer is embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder for additional texture.  And don't let me forget to tell you about one of my favorites from the new catalog - the Stitched Nested Labels Die Set!!!  This is a must-have item in my opinion!!!

Card Measurements:

  • Petal Pink - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Basic Black - 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
  • Whisper White - 3-3/4" x 5"
  • Magnolia Lane DSP - 2-1/2" x 5"

June Card Club Workshops - Limited Space Available!
Would you like to join us at one of my Card Club workshops this month to learn how to make this One Sheet Wonder Trio (and one more)?  I have limited space available in each workshop listed below:

  • Wednesday Night Card Club - June 12th (6:30 pm). Register HERE!
  • Tuesday Night Card Club - June 18th (6:30 pm). Register HERE!
  • Wednesday Morning Card Club - June 19th (11 am)  Register HERE!

The workshops will be held at my Stampin' Studio located in Sequim, Washington.  You are welcome to attend one of the workshops as a guest.  Please note space is limited.  Please register in advance using the link listed above.  Class fee is $15 for the projects or FREE with a minimum order of $15 (before shipping and tax).

Supply List
Stamps - Good Morning Magnolia
Paper - Petal Pink, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Silver Foil, Whisper White, Magnolia Lane DSP
Ink - Memento Black, Petal Pink
Tools and Accessories - Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow), 5/8" Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Die-cutting and Embossing - Magnolia Memories Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stitched Nested Labels Die Set

Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, June 10, 2019

NEW Catalog Open House - June 15th

Hello Stampin' Up! Fans!!!  Have you had a chance to take a look at our NEW CATALOG yet?  Would you like to get your hands on some of the new products in person?  Come play with me at my New Catalog Open House on Saturday, June 15th at my happy place - my Stampin' Studio)!!!

NEW Catalog Open House
My open house is open to anyone who would love to come join us for a fun crafty time!  It includes easy make & takes, new product display to get you inspired for your projects, a chance to win one of the door prizes, yummy food, friendship and more!!!

If you are in the neighborhood of Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend or other wonderful places on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State and would like to come, please RSVP by Friday, June 14th so that I can prepare your make & take kits in advance.  I promise will be FUN!!!

  • Date - June 15th (Saturday)
  • Time - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (stop by anytime between 10 am and 4 pm)
  • Place - Meg's Stampin Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • RSVP - Click HERE to register online.  

Here is one of the Make and Takes I am planning for my Open House featuring the Come Sail Away Suite products.  I LOVE this collection!  It is a beautiful collection and I immediately had my eyes on it when I saw it in the new catalog for the first time!

Have you seen the new 2019-2021 In Color Collection?  I'm still trying to remember all five color names but they are all beautiful!!!  For my card here I paired the new Seaside Spray with Night of Navy and Real Red.  Isn't that pretty?  Love it!!!

Have you received a copy of the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog yet?  I will have them available at my Open House for $5 each or you can get one for free if you do one of the following:

  • Join one of my monthly Card Clubs.   I offer exclusive perks to my monthly club members throughout the year.  
  • Place a minimum order of $35 (before shipping and tax) at this event.  
  • Can't make it to my open house?  No problem!  Place a minimum order of $35 (before shipping and tax) online using this Hostess Code (XY7Z3XJE). Click HERE to go to my Online Store.  
  • You can also contact me to place a minimum order of $35 (before shipping and tax) if you wish to pick up your order and receive your annual catalog.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope to see you at my Open House!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Sailing Home
Paper - Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Come Sail Away DSP
Ink - Night of Navy, Seaside Spray
Tools and Accessories - Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine (149483), Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels (146924)
Cutting & Embossing - Smooth Sailing Dies 

Happy Stampin'!!!

Friday, June 7, 2019

NEW 3D Embossing Folder Plate Now Available

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate (item 149658) is now available to order!  It's designed to work with our new-style 3D embossing folders (which are thinner than our old-style Dynamic folders).

How to Use the New Plate

The new plate makes up the difference in measurement between our old-style Dynamic Folders and our new-style 3D Folders in 21 mm gap machines (similar to the machine we used to offer).  The 3D Embossing Folder Plate replaces the Standard Cutting Pads in your 3D embossing folder sandwich for continued high-quality emboss results.  

To create your emboss sandwich:

  • use a die-cutting & embossing machine platform as a base; no matter which machine you are using, use the standard platform which comes with your machine.
  • Use the 3D Embossing Folder with your paper in the middle.
  • Then use the 3D Embossing Folder Plate on top.

  • Given the differences in machines and platforms, you may still have to add a shim to get your desired embossing results.  You can also spritz your paper before embossing to maximize your embossing impressions.  
  • Without the new 3D Embossing Folder Plate, you will need to use several shims with the Standard Cutting Pad in your 3D embossing folder sandwich depending on the die-cutting & embossing machine you use.  Most machines will need between three to five sheets of cardstock to shim.  Please be careful in how you shim; start out with fewer sheets, then add sheets to get your desired results.  

Make sure to add this new 3D Embossing Folder Plate to your order today!  Available NOW!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

NEW 2019 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!

SO EXCITING!!!  The NEW 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is finally live!  I hope you are as super happy as I am!

Check out these great catalog resources to help you dive into the new catalog:

Meet the TOP Selling Bundle - Daisy Lane Bundle from the Catalog Launch Day!

Important information to share:

  • Sail Away Trinkets (item 149482) and Petal Pink 5/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon (item 149441) will be available the week of June 24th.  
  • Stampin' Up! Storage Units will be available July 1st.
  • Due to quality issues, Botanical Tags Dies (item 146824), Purple Posy Classic Stampin' Pad (item 150084) and Purple Posy Classic Stampin' Ink Refill are temporarily unavailable for order.  

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Best Catch Polished Stone Technique Cards & Baskets - May Big Shot Class

Hello everyone!  I have super fun projects to share with you today!  We will be making these at my Big Shot Class next week.  Please read the class information below and register online using the link if you are interested in attending.   Don't wait too long because it's already popular!!!
Best Catch Polished Stone Technique Card
Have you tried this cool technique called "Polished Stone" using the Stampin' Up! Glossy White Cardstock (144240)?  This technique has been around for years.  Since the Glossy White Cardstock is sadly retiring soon, I thought I'd demo it for the last time.  If you don't have any, I highly recommend to STOCK UP!!!

Supply List for Polished Stone Technique:

  • Stampin' Up! Glossy White Cardstock
  • Classic Re-inkers (Pear Pizzazz & Crumb Cake)
  • Rubbing Alcohol 
  • 2 Cotton Balls

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Take one cotton ball and soak with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Add about 4 drops of Pear Pizzazz Re-inker and 2 drops of Crumb Cake Re-inker onto your soaked cotton ball.
  3. Dab the cotton ball over your Glossy White Cardstock.  The rubbing alcohol will cause the re-inker to blend together.
  4. Take the second cotton ball (clean) and dab all over your cardstock to pick up any excess ink.  
  5. Allow your cardstock to dry.  
  6. Stamp your image with StazOn Ink.  

Aren't these adorable?  I was inspired by one of the projects featured in the Stampin' Success Magazine that Stampin' Up! demonstrators get quarterly - one of the great perks Stampin' Up! offers. I sure look forward to getting mine every quarter!

I love the way these baskets turned out!  They are so fun to make.  Having the entire basket embossed with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder make them more dimensional look.  I also sponged the entire basket with Soft Suede Ink for a rustic look.  I really like the Burlap Ribbon accent too.

May Big Shot Class
If you are local and would like to attend the class, please register below.  Online registration is now open and will automatically close when it reaches the capacity.  Please note space is limited.  Hope to see you there!!!

  • Date - May 28th (Tuesday)
  • Time - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Place - Meg's Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Class Fee - $5.00 per person
  • What to bring - Basic tools and adhesive
  • RSVP - Please click HERE to register online.  You will receive a confirmation via email when your registration is complete.

Supply List for the Card:
Stamps - Best Catch, Well Said (Happy Retirement)
Paper - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Shimmery White, Glossy White, Wood Textures DSP, Copper Foil
Ink - Soft Suede, StazOn Jet Black, Re-Inker (Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake)
Tools and Accessories - Watercolor Pencils, Sponge Daubers, Sponge
Big Shot - Catch of the Day Thinlits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits
Non-Stampin' Up! - Cotton Balls, Rubbing Alcohol

Supply List for the Baskets:
Stamps -Best Catch
Paper - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Real Red, Copper Foil
Ink - Soft Suede
Tools and Accessories - Classic Label Punch, Sponges, Burlap Ribbon, True Gentleman Buttons, Old Olive Linen Thread, 3/8" Real Red Cotton Ribbon, 1/8" Grapefruit Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4" Copper Trim
Big Shot - Basket Weave Embossing Folder, Subtle Embossing Folder

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Best Route Scrapbook & Card Class

Hello everyone!  I am excited to share my new class today!  I've been wanting to make a scrapbook and cards using the Best Route Suite products ever since I saw the entire collection for the first time in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (oh well, it's been almost a year.....).  So this is your first and LAST CHANCE to make these fun projects since all the products are retiring very soon.

I had so much fun creating these projects using the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack.  I paired with the coordinating En Route Stamp Set which is a fun stamp set to have.  Possibilities are endless!!!

Class Information:

  • Date - May 16, 2019
  • Time - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Place - Meg's Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Class Fee - $45.00*
  • RSVP - Please register by May 10, 2019.  Click HERE to register online.  

*Class fee includes the following:

  • Kraft 6" x 8" Album (144764)
  • Variety Pack 6" x 8" Photo Pocket Pages (144205)
  • Best Route Memories & More Card Pack (147036)
  • Best Route Enamel Shapes (146900)
  • All other materials to make 4 cards/envelopes, scrapbook elements and album cover.  

Happy Stamping'!!!