Friday, August 31, 2018

More Blended Seasons Cards & Last Chance Bonus Days Coupon Offer

Hello again!  I have more cards made with the Blended Seasons Bundle to share with you!  Honestly I am not ready to say goodbye to this amazing bundle!  I wish Stampin' Up! would bring back at least the Stitched Season Framelits, don't you???

To make this card, I stamped and embossed the floral image with Gold Emboss Powder on a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  And then I colored the images with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers (Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive).  I love this coloring technique!

I took the smallest frame die to cut out the stamped piece.  I adhered the negative piece onto my card front with Tombow Liquid Glue.  The positive piece is adhered with some Dimensionals to give a dimensional look.  I embellished with a piece of 5/8" Burlap Ribbon underneath the sentiment.  I also added two Petal Pink pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.  So pretty!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Blended Seasons
Paper - Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures DSP
Ink - Versa Mark
Tools and Accessories - Gold Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers (Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive)
Big Shot - Stitched Seasons Framelits


Here is a gorgeous Thank You card made with the Blended Seasons Bundle.  As you can see this bundle is so versatile and has a great value.

To make this card I stamped the leaf images in Jet Black StazOn and then colored them using Watercolor Pencils (Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Garden Green and Granny Apple Green).  Did you know you can blend different colors of our Watercolor Pencils together on one image?  Color a little bit of two colors near each other or even over each other and then blend them together with a Blender Pen or Aqua Painter.

To embellish my card, I die cut three leaves using our Copper Foil Sheet and secured them under the positive piece of the frame die-cut.  I also adhered some Burlap Ribbon and Copper Trim underneath.  The sentiment piece is adhered using Dimensionals and some Copper Metallic Sequins are added as a final touch.

Supply List
Stamps - Blended Seasons
Paper - Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil Sheets
Ink - Versa Mark
Tools and Accessories - Gold Emboss Powder, Watercolor Pencils Assortment #2, Blender Pens, Metallic Sequin Assortment, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Copper Trim
Big Shot - Stitched Seasons Framelits

Here is another Thank You card made with the Blended Seasons Bundle.  This was one of my Big Shot class projects.  I paired it with the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper from the 2018-2019 Annual Book.

I just love the stitching on the frame die-cuts!  My Soft Saffron layer is embossed with the Tufted Embossing Folder which has been really popular ever since it debuted in June.

Supply List
Stamps - Blended Seasons, Abstract Impressions
Paper - Night of Navy, Soft Saffron, Whisper White, Garden Impressions DSP, Gold Glimmer
Ink - Night of Navy, So Saffron, Mango Melody, Gray Granite
Tools and Accessories - Gold Faceted Gems
Big Shot - Stitched Seasons Framelits, Tufted Embossing Folder

Don't forget about the Bonus Days Coupon Offer!!!  Ends TODAY!!!

Get a $5 coupon for each $50 you order before shipping and tax
 in August and then redeem in September!!!   


Happy Stampin'!!!


Farewell to the Blended Seasons Bundle & Watercolor Pencils Assortment #2

Hello Stampers!  It's hard to believe today is the last day to take advantage of the limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set - an exclusive 10 piece stamp set with images for every season.
  • Stitched Season Framelits Set - a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images.
  • Watercolor Pencils Assortment #2  (#149014, $12.50) - 10 new colors in a set and may be available in a future publication.   (New Colors - Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy). 
  • Please note:  The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only.  It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.  

Did you know you can use Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils on a dark colored card stock and you can enjoy their gorgeous colors?  This is a great card to showcase them.  I used Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencils to color the stamped images on a piece of Basic Black card stock after heat-embossing the stamped images with the White Emboss Powder.

I also wanted to try a different color combination so this card was colored with Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencils.  These colors will make a great addition to our Watercolor Pencils (#141709, $16, 13 colors) available in the 2018-2019 Annual Book.

Supply List
Stamps - Blended Seasons
Paper - Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Flirty Flamingo
Ink - Versa Mark
Tools - White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Watercolor Pencils Assortment #2
Big Shot - Layering Ovals Framelits 


Happy Stampin'!!!


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Dandelion Well Wishes Card - August Card Club

Hello Stampers!  I hope you are enjoying these final days of summer.  I am back from my vacation in Ontario, Canada, to visit my family and now I am excited about getting back to my stamping routine!

Today's project was inspired by Monica Gale, Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator featuring the Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set.  When I saw Monica's card, I instantly fell in love and had to give it a try.  For my cards I chose a different sentiment and embossed my card front with the new Subtle Embossing Folder.

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends 
I made four sample cards with four different colors - Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, and Mint Macaron.  They are all pretty!

Pool Party Stampin' Blends
I love Monica's technique to heat emboss the flower images with White Emboss Powder and then color them with Stampin' Blends.  What a clever idea!  You do need both light and dark shades of Stampin' Blends.

Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends
I am so happy that Stampin' Up! brought back my favorite Mint Macaron!!!  How about you?

Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends
I absolutely love Stampin' Blends markers!  They are so easy to use!  And I am so excited to tell you there are MORE colors coming out in the new Holiday Catalog!!!  Oh, yes.... I already have them. Love being a demo to be able to purchase before a new catalog debuts!  Did you know if you join Stampin' Up! now, you can pick items from the new Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit?  It ships FREE too!!!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!


Supply List
Stamps - Dandelion Wishes
Paper - Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo
Ink - Versa Mark
Tools and Accessories - Stampin' Blends, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch, Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Big Shot - Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Subtle Embossing Folder


Happy Stampin'!!!


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Blended Seasons Merry Christmas Card - August Card Club

Here is one of the cards we created in my Card Club workshops this month featuring the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Seasons Framelits which are only available this month, while supplies last.  Also, I paired with the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper from the 2018-2019 Annual Book.

I made three sample cards using various patterns from the Under the Mistletoe DSP pack.  My card front is die-cut with the medium size of the framelits and then a piece (4" x 5-1/4") of designer series paper is adhered inside to close the opening.

Thanks to my BF Stamparatus, the center piece of my card is perfectly stamped.  I chose to use the Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Granny Apple Green) to color the image.  So simple and pretty!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Blended Seasons
Paper - Whisper White Thick Card Stock, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil, Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler
Tools and Accessories - Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green), Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Big Shot - Stitched Seasons Framelits


Happy Stampin!


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Blended Seasons Alaska Cruise Swap

Here is my swap I made using the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Seasons Framelits for the recent Alaska Cruise incentive trip.  I LOVE this bundle!!!  I have made many projects using the bundle and I am still having a lot of fun:-)

I used the Gold Emboss Powder and Gold Foil Paper to add an extra fancy look on my card.  It's really gorgeous!   The Stamparatus was my BF to perfectly align stamp images, especially I had to make 30 cards!

One of my favorite techniques is using a negative die-cut as a template on the platform of the Stamparatus instead of stamping first and then die-cutting each time.  This is a time-saving technique when you have to stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely.  To use this technique you want to die cut your pieces first and then stamp.


For my Early Espresso layer piece, I stamped the image in VersaMark once as shown, and then turned the piece around to stamp the bottom part of the die-cut in the same manner.  And then I heat embossed it with the Gold Emboss Powder. 

To stamp the Whisper White die-cut piece, I inserted an outer frame of the smallest framelit into the same template I used for the Early Espresso piece.  This way I can stamp the same image precisely and my layer pieces will match exactly.

For this piece I used the VersaMark and Gold Emboss Powder to heat emboss.  I also stamped "Merry Christmas" in Real Red ink using the Stamparatus (not pictured here).

I chose to use Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green) to quickly color the stamped images.  So pretty!!!

For the background, I adhered 3 strips (1-1/4" x 4" each) of the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.  To finish the card, I embellished with some die-cuts from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and the Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon and Gold Mini Sequin Trim.  Hope you like my card!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Blended Seasons
Paper - Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Under the Mistletoe DSP
Ink - VersaMark, Real Red
Tools and Accessories - Gold Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green), Granny Apple 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim
Big Shot - Stitched Seasons Framelits



Happy Stampin'!!!


Friday, August 3, 2018

Color Your Season Promotion & Blended Seasons Alaska Cruise Swap

Get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons!  Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these products!!!  I have made many projects ever since I got them during the demo preorder period.  And I even made my swap cards using the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Season Framelits for our recent Stampin' Up! Alaska Cruise Incentive Trip.  Let me tell you it was a fantastic trip!!!  Stampin' Up! has done an amazing job once again!!!  Oh yes, they spoiled us and we LOVED it!!!  Cant' wait till next year's trip - Greek Isles!!!  

Here is a photo of my swap cards.  Aren't they pretty?  Make sure to come back to my blog soon for more detailed information on my swap.  

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (also available in French).
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors!  Please note that these Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.  
  • Blended Seasons Bundle - Bundle and SAVE 10%.  Please note that the bundle includes the stamp set and dies only.  It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.  

Color Your Season Promotion Details:

Dates:  August 1 - 31, 2018
  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018.  This means products will only be available until August 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first.  If a product's supply is depleted before August 31, it will be made unorderable and will no longer be available for purchase.  
  • New colors of Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
  • No limits apply during the promotion sales period.  
  • Items may be included as part of a new demonstrator's Stater Kit.  
Project Samples






Happy Stampin'!!!


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Bonus Days are BACK!!!


Bonus Days are BACK!!!

For every $50 USD you spend before August 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1 - 30.  What a great deal!!!

Details:

  • Earning Period - August 1-31, 2018
  • Redemption Period - September 1-30, 2018
  • An email address is required to participate.  Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.  Print it and save it until you are ready to redeem in September.
  • 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. 
  • 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.  
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.  
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).  
  • New Prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy Stampin'!!!