Monday, September 9, 2019

Monster Bash Halloween Floating Frame Card - September Card Club

Hello everyone!  I have a set of fun cards to share with you today.  By now you've probably seen cards online using this unique floating frame technique.  Well, it had been on my "things-to-try" list for a long time and finally I tried it!!! I absolutely had so much fun creating my cards.  I wanted to share this technique with my monthly card club members and thought the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper would be perfect!  Here they are!

Isn't this so cute?  Just in case if you don't know...using the Floating Frame technique you can actually make 2 cards.  Here is my first one using the outer frame die-cut.  I chose Basic Black card stock for my card base for my first card.  There is not so much else to finish besides making your floating frame.  To finish my card I die cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie Card Stock with one of the Ornate Frames Dies and stamped a sentiment from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set.  These two products are available as a bundle (SAVE 10%).  The Monster Bash Enamel Shapes are "must-have" in my opinion!!!

Here is my second card.  I added a black outer frame to the inner frame die-cut to embellish my card. The sentiment and die cut are from the same bundle (Spooktacular Bash Bundle).  I also added a spider die-cut from the Wicked Die Set.

These cards are my sample cards for the club workshops.  I used two different die-cuts from the Stitched Rectangles Die Set in order to make the class flow better.  Now you can see the difference - the one on the right has more black space compared to the card on the left.

Now this picture of my second cards shows you two different sizes for the outer frame.  It depends which look you prefer.

September 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 these floating frame cards (and one more project).  I have limited space available in each workshop listed below:

  • Wednesday Night Card Club - September 11th (6:30 pm). Register HERE.
  • Tuesday Night Card Club - September 17th (6:30 pm).  Register HERE.
  • Wednesday Morning Card Club - September 18th (11:00 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 - Spooktacular Bash
Paper - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Monster Bash Designer Series Paper
Ink - Memento Black
Accessories - Monster Bash Enamel Shapes
Cutting & Embossing - Stitched Rectangle Dies, Ornate Frames Dies

Happy Stampin!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Holiday Catalog is LIVE! & Designer Series Paper Sale Starts TODAY!

Hello everyone!  It's a big day for Stampin' Up! fans!  Your wait is finally over and you can start ordering your favorite products from the new Holiday Catalog!  Plus, Stampin' Up! has brought back one of their popular promotions, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE DSP Sale, for the month of September.  Creativity is calling!!!

The Holiday Catalog
This year's Holiday Catalog is packed with amazing products!  I think it's the BEST holiday catalog EVER!

  • Sale Period:  September 4, 2019 - January 2, 2020
  • Holiday Catalog PDF:  Click HERE to download

Cup of Christmas Bundle 
Cup of Christmas Stamp Set and Cup of Cheers Dies (page 34) Bundle and SAVE 10%
Item #153025. $47.50

Here is a video from Stampin' Up! to introduce the Reversible - images you can reverse and stamp on both sides!  The stripe and polka-dot mugs in the Cup of the Christmas Stamp Set are reversible.  Simply stamp the image, clean it, and turn it over.  Enjoy!!!

Designer Series Paper Sale - Buy 3 Get 1 FREE 
We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, Stampin' Up! is  bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale.  During September 4 - 30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE!  Take advantage of this excellent opportunity and get your holiday gift giving rolling!!!

List of Select Designer Series Paper (Annual Catalog pages 166-167)

  • Perennial Essence DSP, #149100, $11.50
  • See a Silhouette DSP, #149443, $11.50
  • Come Sail Away DSP, #149481, $11.50
  • Magnolia Lane DSP, #149484, $11.50
  • Garden Lane DSP, #149488, $11.50
  • Follow Your Art DSP, #149489, $11.50
  • Woven Threads DSP, #149497, $11.50
  • Dinoroar DSP, #149589, $11.50
  • Bird Ballad DSP, #149592, $11.50
  • Pressed Petals Specialty DSP, #149500, $14.50

Happy Stampin'!!!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tasteful Textures Happy Petals Card - August Stamps & Treats Class

Hello Stampers!  Here is one of the projects we will be making at my Stamps & Treats Class this month using the Tasteful Textures Bundle (Tasteful Textures Stamp Set and Tasteful Backgrounds Dies).  This card offers two great techniques and is featured in the Stampin' Success Magazine by Stampin' Up!  I knew I had to try it when I saw it for the first time!

I love how these colorful petals turned out!   In my class I will show you a trick that you can easily change the color of the petals instead of having all in one color.  It was actually fun to change up the different colors!

Another technique is something you all need to know in order to stretch your investments in your dies!  I will show you how to change the size of your die-cutting piece by simply repositioning your die.  You can use this technique with other dies!  In my class we will be using the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  It's really cool!

Stamps & Treats 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:  August 27th (Tuesday)
  • Time:  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Place:  Megumi's Stampin' Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Class Fee:  $10 per person or free with a minimum order of $10 (before shipping and tax).
  • What to bring:  Please bring your basic tools and adhesive.
  • RSVP:  Please click HERE to register online.  You will receive a confirmation via email once your reservation is complete.  

Happy Petals Card Supply List
Stamps - Tasteful Textures 
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Vellum Card Stock
Ink - Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry
Tools & Accessories - 3/8" Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Marker
Cutting & Embossing - Tasteful Backgrounds, Stitched Nested Labels

Happy Stamping'!!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Over the Moon WOW Card Class

Hello Stampers!  I am excited to share my new class today.  I can't seem to put away my Over the Moon Stamp Set just yet:-). This is going to be a fun class!  By popular demand for the Triangle Pop-Up Card from my July Card Club, I created two more cards to offer you a technique class this time.  Don't miss out on this fun class!!!

Here is a short video clip of the class:

Over the Moon WOW Card Class

  • Date - August 12th (Monday)
  • Time - 6:00 pm 
  • Place - Meg's Stampin Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Projects - Triangle Pop-Up Card, Wobble Card, Peekaboo Card
  • Class Fee Options - $30 per person including the Over the Moon Stamp Set OR $20 per person for projects only.
  • What to bring - Your basic tools and adhesive
  • RSVP - Click HERE to register online.  Please note space is limited.

To learn more about this Triangle Pop-Up Card, please click HERE.

Here is my favorite card!  You can't tell by looking at it in this photo but the cow's head wobbles!  It's super cute!!!

These clouds are made with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste using the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  I used Seaside Spray Card Stock as a base.  After the paste was dry, I fussy cut the clouds with Paper Snips.  Super fun!

Here is a simple and easy Peekaboo Card.  Adorable!

Supply List
Stamps - Over the Moon, Abstract Impressions, Above the Clouds, Love What You Do, Country Home
Paper - Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Basic Black, Pretty Peacock, Flirty Flamingo, Seaside Spray, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, 2019-2021 In Color 6" x 6" DSP
Ink - Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Daffodil Delight
Tools - Twinkle Builder, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Silicone Craft Sheet
Accessories - Gold/Silver Faceted Gems, Pretty Peacock 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon
Stampin' Blends Markers - Smoky Slate Combo, Petal Pink Combo, Light Rococo Rose, Light Flirty Flamingo, Dark Daffodil Delight, Bronze
Cutting & Embossing - Layering Circles, Layering Ovals, Stitched Labels, Springtime Impressions, Stitched Shapes

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Over the Moon Triangle Pop-Up Card Trio - July Card Club

Hello everyone!  Here is one of the projects we did at my Card Clubs this month featuring the Over the Moon Stamp Set.  Aren't these cards so cute?  Ever since one of my downline members shared a photo of a similar card with our team, I knew I had to make one.

I had so much fun designing this card!  All the cows are colored with Stampin' Blends.  The triangle sections of the cards are stamped using the two small solid patterned stamps in Memento Black.  I placed both of stamps on a clear-mount block for quick stamping.

For the background I wanted to make a flower field, so I used the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set for the grass and flower images with 2-step stamping.   I also used the new Above the Clouds Stamp Set for the clouds.  Make sure to use a Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199) for better impressions.  As you can see, this card can be flat so that you can put it in a Stampin' Up! Medium Size Envelope.  

Here is how I made the card base:

  1. Start with a 8" x 8" Whisper White Card Stock, score at 4" and then turn your paper and score at 4" again.  
  2. Cut the bottom half section at 4" up to the center of the card base where the two score lines meet.  
  3. For the top triangle sections score between score lines from the left to the top and then the right to the top.
  4. Fold your card stock as shown below.  

The Abstract Impressions Stamp Set coordinates with the Springtime Impressions Dies so the pretty floral die-cut you see under the pop-up section is from the die set.  I just used a 4" x 4" Rococo Rose Card Stock to die cut the corner section of the die.  After die cutting, I trimmed off an extra portion with my Paper Snips.

It's fairly easy to make a pop-up.  Starting with a piece of 3" x 6" card stock (Pear Pizzazz used here), score at 3" and fold in half.  Place one of the Layering Scallop Circles on the folded card stock exposing 3 scallop circles on fold (so that this section will not be cut) and run it through your die cut machine.  Now fold the top circle in half (valley fold) matching the scallops.  Die cut a 3" x 3" card stock with the same Layering Scallop Circles.  Adhere the back of this piece to the valley hold half circle (outer circle) with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).  Use Dimensionals to adhere this to your card as shown.  Tip:  Make sure to use Dimensionals to adhere your sentiment piece so that that your cow sections will stand as shown.

I hope you can find my instructions helpful.  Since I've received many requests for this card, I'm planning on offering another class so stay tuned!  Make sure to let me know if you are interested!  

Supply List
Stamps - Over the Moon, Abstract Impressions, Above the Clouds
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Rococo Rose, Daffodil Delight
Ink - Memento Black, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, Daffodil Delight
Stampin' Blends Markers - Smoky Slate Combo, Light Old Olive, Light Pool Party, Petal Pink Combo, Light Rococo Rose, Light Flirty Flamingo, Dark Daffodil Delight 
Accessories - Clear & Gold Faceted Gems
Cutting & Embossing - Layering Circles, Layering Ovals, Springtime Impressions, Stitched Shapes

Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Wish For It All Cupcake Card - NEW Stamps & Treats Class

Hello everyone!  We are back from our trip of a lifetime to the beautiful Greek Isles!  Thank you to all who support me in my Stampin' Up! business!  We had a wonderful time and felt so blessed throughout our trip.  I had great visits with our fellow demonstrators all over the world and got awesome ideas that I can't wait to share with you!  Thank you again!!!

Now let's get back to stamping!!!

Here is one of the cards we will be making at my new Stamps & Treats Class this month. This class is held monthly and is similar to my previous Big Shot Class that I offered last 10 years.  Since we do not carry any Big Shot products, I made some changes to the class structure.  It does not require a monthly membership.  The class fee is $10 per person but will be waived with a minimum order of $10 (before shipping and tax).  We make 2 projects and they are fairly easy.

This card was made using the Wish For It All Bundle  (Wish For It All Stamp Set & Doily Wishes Dies).  It's so cute!  Trust me, it looks a lot better in person!  I heat embossed the sprinkles in gold and the little flower is also heat embossed in white.  I was very impressed with the Doily Wishes Dies for its quality and pretty design.  I've made 4 different cards using the bundle and they all look totally different.  Possibilities are endless!

Stamps & Treats 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:  July 30th (Tuesday)
  • Time:  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Place:  Meg's Stampin Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Class Fee:  $10 per person or FREE with a minimum order of $10 (before shipping and tax)
  • What to bring:  Please bring your basic tools and adhesive.
  • RSVP:  Please click HERE to register online.  You will receive a confirmation via email once your registration is complete.

Supply List
Stamps - Wish For It All
Paper - Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Shimmery White, Vellum Card Stock
Ink - Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Gold Emboss Powder, White Emboss Powder, Basic Rhinestones
Cutting & Embossing - Doily Wishes Dies, Stitched Rectangles

Happy Stampin'!!!

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'!!!