Monday, April 15, 2019

Beauty Abounds Bendi Card Trio - April Card Club

Hello everyone!  I have a very special card to share with you today.  This is one of the cards we are making at my Card Club this month.  It is called a Bendi Card.  I've seen several versions of a Bendi Card lately and I thought it was time for me to give it a try!  To be honest, I didn't know what a Bendi Card was so I researched and watched some video tutorials.  Then I came across to a gorgeous card created by Charlet Mallett (click HERE to see her card).  I knew I had to try her card!!!  After casing her card, I made some changes to mine to make it work better for my workshops because it has many critical steps that need to be done together in my class and also how much material I had in stock to make enough kits for my workshops.

Basically a Bendi Card has two front flaps that open and interlock to create a rounded bend fold.  It can be closed flat and mailed in a standard envelope.  For my card I changed the card base size to 4" x 5-1/2".

For my front flaps I used the Crackle Paint Background Stamp to add a soft pink color image (Powder Pink ink used here) since my butterfly die-cuts are made with 2 layers of Shimmery White Card Stock.  I thought I needed to add a little bit of soft color in the background.

Can you believe this card can be flat and put in an envelope?  Notice that my butterfly die-cuts are very dimensional.  I only applied a tiny bit of the Tombow Liquid Glue to the center of each butterfly so that the top wings can be lifted up to make them more dimensional.

This shows how you can open the front right panel and how the front left panel interlocks to the card base.

And here is a small section for a special message!

April Card Club Workshops
Would you like to come and learn how to make this gorgeous Bendi Card and one more project?  I have a few spots available at upcoming workshops (Sequim, Washington).  Class fee is $15 or FREE with a minimum order of $15 (before shipping and tax) at the workshop.  You don't have to be a member to attend this workshop when space is available.  Please select one of the following class times and register.  Space is very limited. Please bring your basic tools, adhesive and paper trimmer with you.
  • Tuesday Night Card Club - April 16th at 6:30 pm (Click HERE to register)
  • Wednesday Morning Card Club - April 17th at 11 am (Click HERE to register)

Supply List
Stamps - Beauty Abounds, Crackle Background
Ink - Memento Black, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime, Grapefruit Grove, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather
Paper - Whisper White Thick (Card Base), Whisper White, Shimmery White, Botanical Butterfly DSP (SAB)
Tools and Accessories - Butterfly Duet Punch, Detailed Trio Punch, Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Iridescent Sequins, Organdy Ribbon Pack (SAB)
Big Shot - Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Last-Chance Products Released Today

Hello Stampers!  Can't believe it's that time of year!!  Select products from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and 2018-2019 Annual Catalog are retiring - this is the last chance for you to get them!!!  Check out all the details below:

Promotion Details

Promotion Dates:  April 15 -  June 3, 2019
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 3.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Due to high remand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets may be purchased using Stampin' Rewards from a qualifying party only.
  • Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 9.
  • These discounts will not be preannounced.
  • If you buy a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin' Up! will not refund the difference.
  • Order Deadlines:  Phone - June 3, 2019, 6:50 pm (MT), Online - June 3, 2019, 11:50 pm (MT)

Retiring Products Lists

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

NEW Storage by Stampin' Up!

Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, your creative space should be tailored to you!  Our new product line, Storage by Stampin' Up!, provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize and customize YOUR SPACE YOUR WAY!!!

Features and Benefits
Storage by Stampin' Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin' Pads, Stampin' Ink Refills, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories.  Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin' Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin' Pads, Stampin' Write Markers, and Stampin' Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically and flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

Click HERE to see the Storage by Stampin' Up! Product Line.

Click HERE to see the Configuration Chart.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I've been waiting so long to get these storage products for my new ink pads!  I think I'm going to feel "organized" once I get mine set up!  Can't wait!!!

Happy Stampin'

Monday, March 25, 2019

Party Time!!! 10th Anniversary Open House - March 29th

WOW!!!  Can you believe it's been 10 years since I said "YES" to my Upline Peg???  Remind you....she had to wait 5 years for me to say that and I only wanted to enjoy the demo discounts and benefits when I signed up.  Sounds familiar?  Well, I can tell you though this is the BEST job I've ever had besides being a mom to my wonderful boys.  The best part is I get to work from home and schedule my work.  Raising a very busy boy in multiple sports, my work schedule needs to be flexible.  So this job of mine works very well in my life.  Love it!!!

10th Anniversary Open House
Please come and join us celebrate my 10th anniversary with Stampin' Up!  I appreciate all of you helping me achieve this milestone!  There will be fun Make & Take projects, door prizes, yummy food, fun time with friends and family, and more!!!  Stop by anytime between 1 pm and 8 pm.  Please RSVP by Thursday, March 28th.

  • Date - March 29th (Friday)
  • Time - 1 pm to 8 pm
  • Place - Meg's Stampin Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • RSVP - Click HERE to register online.  

Event Special Offer
As part of my 10th Anniversary I am offering my favorite Take Your Pick Tool for FREE when you place a minimum order of $40 (before shipping and tax) at my Open House.  Please use this Hostess Code N3TU6FFK if you are not able to make it and would like to place your order online.  I will be happy to mail your Take Your Pick Tool to you since you won't be able to add this free item to your cart.

Here is one of the Make and Take projects we will be making featuring the Beauty Abounds Bundle in the Occasions Catalog:

Supply List
Stamps - Beauty Abounds
Paper - Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Ink - Basic Gray, Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, Smokey Slate
Stampin' Blends Markers - Soft Sea Foam Dark & Light, Balmy Blue Light
Tools and Accessories - Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon
Big Shot - Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope to see many of you at my Open House!!!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Botanical Butterfly Hello Friend Card - Quick & Easy

Hello Stampers!  Here is a beautiful card from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure (First Release).  If you are looking for a quick and easy card, take a look at this card!

These gorgeous butterflies are punched out of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  This beautiful paper is one of the Sale-A-Bration promotion.  Spend $50 (before shipping and tax), choose a FREE product featured in the Sale-A-Bration brochures.  Remember we now have three Sale-A-Bration releases and the coordinating products that are available for purchase during the month of March.

For the greetings I paired it with the Well Said Bundle (Well Said Stamp Set and Well Written Framelits Dies) which is one of my favorite products in the Occasions Catalog this year.  I stamped "Hello" in Tuxedo Black Memento Black on a scrap piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  To die cut "friend" I adhered a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to Basic Black Card Stock first before running it through the Big Shot.  So easy and pretty!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Well Said
Paper - Highland Heather, Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum Card Stock, Botanical Butterfly DSP (SAB)
Ink - Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Tools and Accessories - Butterfly Duet Punch, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Iridescent Sequin Assortment
Big Shot - Well Written Framelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Friday, March 1, 2019

NEW Sale-A-Bration Third Release & Sale-A-Bration Coordination

Starting today there are a bunch of NEW Sale-A-Bration items to choose from including some items from the Annual Catalog.  In addition, the awesome Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper is now available to be earned separately!!!

2019 Sale-A-Bration Third Release Items:

  • NEW Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper - #149574
  • Share What You Love Embellishment Kit - #152832 (Annual Catalog)
  • Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder - #152833 (Annual Catalog)
  • Mini Pizza Boxes - #152836 (Annual Catalog)
  • Pearlized Doilies (x2) - #152837 (Annual Catalog)
  • Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon (x2) - #152838 (Annual Catalog)
  • Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper - #152839 (Annual Catalog)
  • Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper - #152840 (Annual Catalog)

Important note:  The Sale-A-Bration item codes provided in the flyer must be used in order for the items to be redeemed for the Sale-A-Bration promotion.

Click HERE to download the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Third Release Flyer.

NEW Sale-A-Bration Coordination
And more good news!!!  Starting today you can purchase any of these brand-new Sale-Bration coordinating products!  There are four sets of framelits that match up with four of our Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.  In addition, there are two other new items - More than Words Stamp Set and Story Label Punch.

  • More than Words Stamp Set (#150069, $17)
  • Lily Framelits Dies (#150071, $27)
  • Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies (#150072, $27)
  • Hop Around Framelits Dies (#150073, $27)
  • Four Seasons Framelits Dies (#150074, $28)
  • Story Label Punch (#150076, $18)

Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Flyer.

Happy Stamping'!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder Thank You Card

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a beautiful card I made using the new Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder which is one of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release products.

Can you tell how I colored the embossed images?  I was impressed how Stampin' Blends Markers worked well and how easy it was to color each design.  The embossing folder is so called "dynamic" and it has deep impressions.  So pretty!

These wooden butterfly embellishments are also one of the Sale-A-Bration products.  They are fun and easy to be added to any projects!

Supply List
Stamps - Butterfly Gala
Paper - Petal Pink, Whisper White
Ink - Pumpkin Pie
Stampin' Blends - Balmy Blue Light, Granny Apple Green Light, Petal Pink Dark, Highland Heather Light, Daffodil Delight Dark & Light, Pumpkin Pie Dark
Accessories - Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon, Butterfly Elements (SAB)
Big Shot - Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder (SAB), Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Happy Stampin'

Friday, February 15, 2019

Sale-A-Bration Second Release

Happy February 15th everyone!!!  Today is another BIG DAY for our biggest promotion of the year "Sale-A-Bration"!!!  Second release Sale-A-Bration goodies are now available for you!!!  More products to earn every time you spend $50 (before shipping and tax)!

2019 Sale-A-Bration
Second Release
Please click HERE to download the Second Release Brochure.

Sale-A-Bration Second Release Products:

  • All Adorned Stamp Set (Level 1, #149728)
  • Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Level 1, #149698)
  • Painted Seasons Bundle (Level 2, #150349) - Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper

Created with the All Adorned Stamp Set
Created with the Country Floral Embossing Folder
Created with the Painted Seasons Bundle
(Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper)
This Painted Seasons Bundle is amazing!  The stamp set is so called "distinktive" and you can see so many layers of image in each stamp.  It's meant to be for all four seasons and very versatile.  I love the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper!!!  So pretty!  Here is a video from Stampin' Up!  Enjoy!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Dear Doily Kindness Card

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a beautiful card that I just "had to" CASE (Copy And Share Everything) in the Occasions Catalog (see page 47).  Isn't it gorgeous?

The Doily Builder Thinlits are amazing and you can do so much with them!  Use them to create peek-through elements or backgrounds just like my card.  So fun!

To create my card I stamped images using the Dear Doily Stamp Set which is available as a bundle with the Doily Builder Thinlits (SAVE 10%).  The sentiments included in the stamp set are very nice and I am sure this will be one of my "go-to" stamp sets!

Supply List
Stamps - Dear Doily
Paper - Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla Thick
Ink - Fresh Fig
Tools and Accessories - Stampin' Write Markers (Fresh Fig, Old Olive), Linen Thread, Fresh Fig 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon
Big Shot - Doily Builder Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Love You to Pieces Valentines Card

Hello everyone!  I am sharing a Valentines card we made at my recent Team Meeting featuring the Love You to Pieces Stamp Set and Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies.  You can find these products in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (see page 113).  I've had this bundle for quite some time and finally made a card with it!!!  I had so much fun designing it and am glad how it turned out!!!

These pretty hearts are made using the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and All My Love Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalog.  So pretty!!!

How about the puzzle background for a fun element?  It is a thinlit die and will cut the puzzle pieces. However for my card I used the Embossing Mat instead of the Cutting Mat to emboss the puzzle pattern.  Love it!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Love You to Pieces
Paper - Lovely Lipstick, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, All My Love DSP
Ink - Lovely Lipstick
Tools and Accessories - All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack
Big Shot - Puzzle Pieces Thinlits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Embossing Mat

Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, February 11, 2019

SAB Hello Cupcake & NEW Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies

Hello everyone!  I have two cute cards to share with you today featuring the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  These cards make me happy for some reason?!  I'm thinking maybe these beautiful bright colors are giving me a reason to be happy?  Speaking of the colors.... I love this color combination!!!

I had so much fun designing this card!  And I am so happy to tell you that you will have an opportunity to purchase new products that coordinate with select Sale-A-Bration items in March!!!  I'm sure you will love them!!!

To make my card I used the new Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies which will be available for purchase on March 1, 2019 to die cut my stamped images.  I also die cut other coordinating shapes from the die set to add more embellishments.

Here is another card I created using Highland Heather as a card base.  I stamped the small flower and sprinkle images randomly on my card front in Highland Heather ink.

I love the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalog!   It is packed with fun and delicious images in bright colors!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Hello Cupcake (Sale-A-Bration)
Paper - Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Melon Mambo, Shimmery White, Brushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, How Sweet It is, Vellum Card Stock
Ink - Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Tools and Accessories - Melon Mambo Write Marker, Lovely Lipstick Dark Blends, Glitter Enamel Dots, Silver & Petal Pink Baker's Twine
Big Shot - Call Me Cupcake Thinlits

Happy Stampin'!!!