Monday, April 22, 2019

Needle & Thread Fun Fold Card - April Big Shot Class

Hello everyone!  Here is a pretty fun fold card we are making at my Big Shot Class this month featuring the Needle & Thread Bundle (Needle & Thread Stamp Set and Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies).  Unfortunately this bundle is retiring soon so hope you can make it to my class to learn how cool it is!

I paired it with other products from the Needlepoint Nook Suite in the Occasions Catalog.  The Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper is amazing!  It offers photographic imagery of hand-stitched embroidery and richly colored, beautifully detailed designs.

The Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies offer a variety of die-cutting pieces and one beautiful stitched floral design which is very unique and adds a nice hand-stitched image on your project.

You can actually see the stitched image on the back of front flap when the card is open.  It's very pretty!

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

  • Date - April 23rd (Tuesday) 
  • Time - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Place - Meg's Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Class Fee - $5 per person
  • What to bring:  Basic tools and adhesive
  • RSVP - Please click HERE to register online.  You will receive a confirmation via email once your registration is complete.  

Here is a video featuring the Needlepoint Nook Suite from Stampin' Up!:

Supply List
Stamps - Needle & Thread
Ink - Night of Navy, Berry Burst, Old Olive, Balmy Blue
Paper - Whisper White Thick Card Stock, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Needlepoint Nook DSP
Tools and Accessories - Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons, Old Olive Linen Thread
Big Shot - Needlepoint Elements Framelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Layering Alphabet Happy Easter Card

Hello everyone!  Here is a cute card I made using the Layering Alphabet Edgelits and my favorite Fable Friends Stamp Set.  I am happy to tell you that these products are carrying over in the 2019-2020 Annual Book!  Yay!!!

I had fun making these letters pretty with the flower stamp and grass images.  If you like to know how I stamped the letters perfectly using the Stamparatus and the Imaging Sheet from the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig Tool, click HERE to visit my earlier post.

The Well Written Framelits Dies are a must-have product in the Occasions Catalog!  You can create die-cut sentiments and ornaments in record time!

Supply List
Stamps -Fable Friends, Hello Cupcake (SAB)
Ink - Memento Black, Smokey Slate, Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper - Whisper White, Highland Heather, Blushing Bride, Lemon Lime Twist, Gingham Gala 6" x 6" DSP
Stampin' Blends Markers - Light Crumb Cake, Light Highland Heather, Light Flirty Flamingo
Big Shot - Layering Alphabet Edgelits, Well Written Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Fable Friends Easter Fun Fold Card & Sweet Cup

Happy Easter everyone!  Hope you are having a wonderful Easter Sunday!  Here are adorable Easter Fun Fold Card and Sweet Cup featuring the Fable Friends Stamp Set from my recent workshops.  These are easy and fun to make!

To color this cute bunny I used Stampin' Blends Markers (Light Crumb Cake, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Flirty Flamingo).  The small flowers are made using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack.

The grass image is from the Home to Roost Stamp Set in the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  I just have to say there is something about this grass stamp..... It's pretty cool!!!

We made this Easter Sweet Cup at my 10th Anniversary Open House a few weeks ago and was popular!  To figure out paper size for the cup, I took apart one cup and traced it around on a scrap paper.  I added 1/2" to one end for my template and tested it around a cup.  I made some adjustments till I was happy for a perfect fit.  I then traced it onto a heavier paper (I just used a backing material which comes with a pack of designer series paper) to be used as a template at my workshop.

The Bitty Blooms Punch Pack is a set of four small punches including flower center and leaf shapes to complete your flowers.  I find it handy to have!  You can create cute flowers and leaves in a snap using them.  It is unfortunately retiring so grab it before its gone!

One of my favorite Sale-A-Bration products this year was the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.   I particularly loved to pair that mushroom design paper with the bunny!  So cute!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Fable Friends, Home to Roost
Ink - Memento Black, Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper - Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie, Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight, Painted Seasons DSP
Tools and Accessories - Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, Pretty Label Punch, Story Label Punch, 3/8" Mini Ruffled Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon, 3/8" Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Sweet Cups
Stampin' Blends Markers - Light Crumb Cake, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Flirty Flamingo, Light Pool Party
Big Shot - Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles, Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Happy Stampin'!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Layering Alphabet Easter Scrapbook

Hello everyone!  Here is a fun scrapbook we made at my recent workshop featuring the Fable Friends Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog.  I love this stamp set!!!  Ever since I saw it in the Occasions Catalog for the first time, I couldn't wait to get it!!!  Sounds familiar?

The bunny is so adorable!  I have made several projects using this stamp set and will share them here on my blog this week.  So stay tuned!
Here is another sample I made using Highland Heather for my class.  The blue one is using Balmy Blue.  They are both so pretty and perfectly paired with the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.

Let's talk about the base of this scrapbook.  I used the Layering Alphabet Edgelits to make the first six pages (Easter) and the last page is a piece of 4-1/4" x 11" card stock (Highland Heather/Balmy Blue).

Paper Measurements (Whisper White Thick Card Stock used) for the first 6 pages before die cutting:

  • Letter e (Cover Page):  4-1/4" x 7-7/8"
  • Letter a:  4-1/4" x 8-1/2"
  • Letter s:  4-1/4" x 9-1/8"
  • Letter t:  4-1/4" x 9-3/4"
  • Letter e:  4-1/4" x 10-3/8"
  • Letter r:  4-1/4" x 11"
Here is a great video from Stampin' Up! to show you how to use the Layering Alphabet Edgelits:

After die cutting these pages, I used the Stamparatus and the Imaging Sheet from the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (currently available on Clearance Rack) to perfectly stamp each letter.  

Here is how I used the Imaging Sheet with the Stamparatus:
  1. Position your stamp on the Stamparatus plate.  Make sure to place it where your page will nicely stay on the Stamparatus base.  
  2. Insert the Imaging Sheet on the Stamparatus base making sure that your Imaging Sheet is inserted all the way into the corner so that it will not move.
  3. Ink your letter and then stamp directly on your Imaging Sheet.
  4. Remove your Imaging Sheet and place your page on the Stamparatus base and bring your Imaging Sheet back to align the stamp with your letter.  
  5. Remove your Imaging Sheet carefully and secure your page with magnets.
  6. Ink your stamp and carefully stamp on your letter.  

Supply List
Stamps - Fable Friends, Lined Alphabet, Hello Cupcake (SAB)
Ink - Memento Black, Basic Gray, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove
Paper - Whisper White Thick Card Stock, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride, Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP
Stampin' Blends Markers - Light Crumb Cake, Light Balmy Blue, Light Highland Heather, Light Flirty Flamingo
Tools and Accessories - Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB)
Big Shot - Layering Alphabet Edgelits, Well Written Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Hope you liked my Easter Scrapbook!

Happy Stampin'

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'