Sunday, October 22, 2017

Twist and Pop and Birthdays

Birthday cards are a special gift for birthdays.  Inside you write something heart felt and let a person know that you were thinking of them on their day.  I try to get birthday cards out to all those that fill my life and heart but sometimes the best intentions get washed away with distractions and obligations (especially those fall birthdays when we are all trying to get used to the back to school routines!)

Anyhow, one of the most extraordinary women in my life was born 80 years ago today.  My mother-in-law is a woman of stories, of love, of support, and of laughter.  She had to wait a long time to get her grandbabies but she never pressured me to have them or has ever asked more of me than I could give.  She is creative and loving and always makes time for her family.  I'm extremely lucky that this woman is in my life!


For her birthday, I thought she needed something special in the way of a card so I went out on a limb and found this tutorial for a Twist and Pop fold.  This woman does a great job demonstrating how to do the card and all the dimensions and scorelines so I'll let you watch the video for all that jazz!


For my card, I used the Painted Autumn stamp set (which is truly a must have) and the Painted Autumn DSP.  I chose the sunflower images because they are a very happy flower that stands bold and bright and makes you smile whether you want to or not.  Plus, it's a beautiful watercolor looking image that you get by using the same color of ink on two different stamps - so it's easy!  To finish it off, I also added the Number of Years stamp set which I only seem to remember that I have when a milestone birthday comes up but has the best stamp my collection ("the number of years the world has been a better place because you're in it").


I chose this type of card because I wanted to put her family into it - because really that is her biggest legacy and one I'm most grateful for.  If she wasn't born, not only would I miss her companionship, but I wouldn't have my husband, my children, my life.


Happy Birthday Sylva - may this 80th year bring you more cuddles, laughter, and playdoh in your carpet!


Supplies:
  • Cardstock/DSP: Very Vanilla (12 x 4, 10 x 3 1/2, 8 x 3 1/2, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2, 2 x 3 3/4), Soft Sky (2 @ 5 3/4 x 3 3/4), Painted Autumn (5 3/4 x 3 3/4, 4 x 2 1/4, 4 @ 3 1/4 x 2 1/4)
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry
  • Stamp Set: Painted Harvest, Number of Years
  • Big Shot: Magnetic Platform, Cutting Mats, Large Numbers Framelits
  • Accessories: Tear and Tape, Label Punch (retired), Heart Punch (retired), Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Adhesive


From October 1st - October 31st, you can purchase three packs of designer paper included in the promotion and get a fourth for free!  Check out my Web site for images of all the included papers!

Catalog
Item
Description
Price
Annual (p. 189)
144180
$13.00 USD
Annual (p. 189)
144137
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 189)
144118
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144111
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144163
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144155
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144185
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144110
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 187)
144168
$10.00 USD
Annual (p. 187)
144193
$10.00 USD
Annual (p. 187)
144177
$10.00 USD
Holiday (p. 29)
144629
$11.00 USD
Holiday (p. 49)
144613
$11.00 USD


If you place an order of $300 or have a party that totals $300 between September 1st and October 31st, you can earn this exclusive Merry Patterns photopolymer stamp set for free! This set is great for tags and cards and more to bring in the holidays.  Contact me today if you are interested in earning it.



The best Paper Pumpkin kits of the year come during the holidays, in my opinion!  This year, Stampin' Up! is trying something new and giving us TWO months of holiday kits in October and November and they will coordinate.  If you didn't order by October 10th, you won't be able to get the first kit at your door but you can still subscribe by November 10th to get the second one.  These kits will help you get your card and gift making started off right!  

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  Plus I try to send one of the alternative ideas out to everyone in the mail so you get two fun surprises in the mail each month!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit! 

There are two ways to sign up.  

Subscribers can also have access to all my past project sheets!


To purchase these products, please visit my Online Store and use hostess code 7NCUYJZ4 when checking out through October 31st.

JOIN MY TEAM


Joining Stampin' Up! was one of the best decisions I've made in life.  I have met some wonderful people who offer incredible inspiration and I believe in the quality of the product. Plus there is always something special about making and receiving homemade cards or décor from people.

If you are interested in joining my team, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with. 

Being a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to have parties – it means you can buy from yourself at a discount!  And if you don’t hit your minimums, there is no penalty!  Contact me today if you are interested in trying this out or sign up directly at https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=80380.

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Grateful for Demonstrators

While not a big user of YouTube at this point in my SU! career, I am always grateful for all those demonstrators out there that manage to do some great tutorials for things that I never would have thought of.  Today is my first Christmas in October class and those that registered and paid by the deadline are making a bonus project, inspired by Dawn Griffith.  My mom saw this great video on a box card that she made for her team of demonstrators and ask if we could do one at her workshop.  Since we are doing 8 other projects, we landed on a simple but fallish card that would work great for place setting at Thanksgiving or for teachers or co-workers for the holidays.

Watch her awesome video here for the steps to making the base of the card.


For my card, we used a Tangerine Tango base and the Painted Autumn DSP.  The saying is from the Painted Harvest stamp set in matching ink.  Then they just layer it together and cut out the pumpkins from that great watercolor fall paper!


Of course, if they don't want to put it in the box, they can just stuff it with crimped shreds and leave it on the side.


Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Tangerine Tango (8 1/2 x 5 1/2), Very Vanilla (4 1/4 x 1), Painted Autumn DSP (5 1/2 x 1, 2 x 1/2, scrap)
  • Ink: Tangerine Tango
  • Stamps: Painted Harvest
  • Accessories: Paper Cutter, Tiny Treat Box, Triple Banner Punch, Scissors, Dimensionals




From October 1st - October 31st, you can purchase three packs of designer paper included in the promotion and get a fourth for free!  Check out my Web site for images of all the included papers!

Catalog
Item
Description
Price
Annual (p. 189)
144180
$13.00 USD
Annual (p. 189)
144137
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 189)
144118
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144111
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144163
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144155
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144185
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144110
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 187)
144168
$10.00 USD
Annual (p. 187)
144193
$10.00 USD
Annual (p. 187)
144177
$10.00 USD
Holiday (p. 29)
144629
$11.00 USD
Holiday (p. 49)
144613
$11.00 USD


If you place an order of $300 or have a party that totals $300 between September 1st and October 31st, you can earn this exclusive Merry Patterns photopolymer stamp set for free! This set is great for tags and cards and more to bring in the holidays.  Contact me today if you are interested in earning it.



The best Paper Pumpkin kits of the year come during the holidays, in my opinion!  This year, Stampin' Up! is trying something new and giving us TWO months of holiday kits in October and November and they will coordinate.  If you didn't order by October 10th, you won't be able to get the first kit at your door but you can still subscribe by November 10th to get the second one.  These kits will help you get your card and gift making started off right!  

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  Plus I try to send one of the alternative ideas out to everyone in the mail so you get two fun surprises in the mail each month!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit! 

There are two ways to sign up.  

Subscribers can also have access to all my past project sheets!


To purchase these products, please visit my Online Store and use hostess code 7NCUYJZ4 when checking out through October 31st.

JOIN MY TEAM


Joining Stampin' Up! was one of the best decisions I've made in life.  I have met some wonderful people who offer incredible inspiration and I believe in the quality of the product. Plus there is always something special about making and receiving homemade cards or décor from people.

If you are interested in joining my team, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with. 

Being a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to have parties – it means you can buy from yourself at a discount!  And if you don’t hit your minimums, there is no penalty!  Contact me today if you are interested in trying this out or sign up directly at https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=80380.

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy

Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Hanger

Since it's Friday the 13th, it seemed only appropriate to post one more Halloween project this week.  After this, I'm focusing in on my holiday classes and Halloween costumes and treats for the kiddos' school parties.

When I do Creative Conventions Online, I'm always inspired by the training and the projects.  I've mentioned before that I love Paper Pumpkin because it gives me what I need in a little box without having to go through my craft room to develop a creative plan.  Taking classes from other demonstrators does the same thing - it lets me focus on one stamp set and ink without being overwhelmed by all my goodies!

This project was designed by Erica Cerwin.  I love the idea of this project even though I had to change my images to use Spooky Cat instead of Creep it Real like her sample.  Dimensions and instructions for my version are below.  I cannot wait to make these for other holidays and put them on the kiddos doors.  Callie said she wanted to make one for Santa but was afraid we'd have to put the milk on the table next to it since it would be too heavy.  I love her little brain even more than this awesome project!


First you make the box.  To do this, you will cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 Pumpkin Pie and score at 4” and 6 3/4” on the long side and at 2 3/4” and 5 3/4” on the short side.  Cut up the score lines on the long side until you hit the horizontal score line.  Then fold up the bottom and adhere to make the box. I adhered mine with Tear and Tape.

Next, we make the hanger piece.  Starting with an 8 1/2 x 3 piece of cardstock, punch a 2 1/4 circle in the top.  Slide this into your box and adhere using Tear and Tape.  Punch out a 2 1/4 circle from a piece of Basic Black cardstock and then run through the big shot with the 2 7/8 Scallop Circle.  Add to the hanger using adhesive and add a few black rhinestone jewels.


Finally, we will decorate the front of the box.  Attach a 2 3/4” x 3 3/4” piece of DSP to a 2 7/8” x 4 7/8” piece of Basic Black cardstock and hook to the front of the box using Tear and Tape.  Layer the black circle from the Scallop Punch on the center of the DSP using dimensionals.  Create banner ends with the strip of DSP and add to the box with dimensionals.  Stamp the Wicked Treat and the Happy Halloween in Memento Black and punch out using the Everyday Label Punch.  Layer on the banner using dimensionals and add the black rhinestones.  Than stamp the hat on the circle scrap and cut out.  Add to the project with even more dimensionals!


Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Spooky Night DSP
  • Ink: Memento Black
  • Stamp Set: Spooky Cat
  • Big Shot: Layering Circle Framelits, Cutting Mats, Magnetic Platform
  • Accessories: Banner Triple Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Black Rhinestone Jewels, Scissors, Dimensionals, Adhesive, Tear and Tape




From October 1st - October 31st, you can purchase three packs of designer paper included in the promotion and get a fourth for free!  Check out my Web site for images of all the included papers!

Catalog
Item
Description
Price
Annual (p. 189)
144180
$13.00 USD
Annual (p. 189)
144137
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 189)
144118
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144111
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144163
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144155
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144185
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 188)
144110
$11.00 USD
Annual (p. 187)
144168
$10.00 USD
Annual (p. 187)
144193
$10.00 USD
Annual (p. 187)
144177
$10.00 USD
Holiday (p. 29)
144629
$11.00 USD
Holiday (p. 49)
144613
$11.00 USD


If you place an order of $300 or have a party that totals $300 between September 1st and October 31st, you can earn this exclusive Merry Patterns photopolymer stamp set for free! This set is great for tags and cards and more to bring in the holidays.  Contact me today if you are interested in earning it.



The best Paper Pumpkin kits of the year come during the holidays, in my opinion!  This year, Stampin' Up! is trying something new and giving us TWO months of holiday kits in October and November and they will coordinate.  If you didn't order by October 10th, you won't be able to get the first kit at your door but you can still subscribe by November 10th to get the second one.  These kits will help you get your card and gift making started off right!  

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  Plus I try to send one of the alternative ideas out to everyone in the mail so you get two fun surprises in the mail each month!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit! 

There are two ways to sign up.  

Subscribers can also have access to all my past project sheets!


To purchase these products, please visit my Online Store and use hostess code 7NCUYJZ4 when checking out through October 31st.

JOIN MY TEAM


Joining Stampin' Up! was one of the best decisions I've made in life.  I have met some wonderful people who offer incredible inspiration and I believe in the quality of the product. Plus there is always something special about making and receiving homemade cards or décor from people.

If you are interested in joining my team, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with. 

Being a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to have parties – it means you can buy from yourself at a discount!  And if you don’t hit your minimums, there is no penalty!  Contact me today if you are interested in trying this out or sign up directly at https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=80380.

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy