Saturday, August 19, 2017

Stampin Up Giftable Greetings Card

Stampin Up Giftable Greetings
Stampin Up Giftable Greetings
Happy Saturday! I hope you had a fantastic week and have some time this weekend to be creative. I have been busy preparing for September events and will have some sneak peeks for you starting next Saturday. Today's card is timely as I had a coworker lose a dear family member this past week.

My card is from the August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit Giftable Greetings. The kit included supplies for 8 cards and included a gift box to package them in. It would make a beautiful gift. How often do you make cards and package them for a friend or loved one as a gift?

Things I loved about this kit

  1. The colors are beautiful 
  2. The cards and envelopes were pre-printed (the card base, stripes and navy flower buds on this card)
  3. The stamping was simple (hello if you follow my blog I am a simple stamper!)
  4. Oval sentiment shape - I seem to be addicted to ovals lately
  5. Flower die cuts are easy to pop out and add to my project
There is an amazing promotion now through September 10th on Paper Pumpkin. You can find all the details over on my Paper Pumpkin website here.

I'll be back on Tuesday with another project and Tuesday Tip video tutorial for you. Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be checking out the Salem Jazz & Soul Festival if you are local. Hubby is an alumni to this festival from many years ago and we always try to check it out.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps & Paper: August 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit Giftable Greetings

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Stampin Up Daisy Delight Thank You Card

Stampin Up Daisy Delight
Stampin Up Daisy Delight
Happy Thursday! Quick post for tonight. I used the Delightful Daisy suite of products on today's card. When you purchase the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch bundle of products you can save 10%. Here is a photo of the bundled products:


Card Measurements:
Daffodil Delight card base: 5.5" by 8.5" scored in half at 4 1/4"
Whisper White layer: 3" by 4"
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper: 3" by 4"

I stamped off on the flowers, flower center, and sentiment. The flowers were colored with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

If you would like to place an order check out my Online Store by clicking here. There are lots of new items added to the Clearance Rack if you are looking for a bargain. If you place an online order over $25 in the month of August using the hostess code UW7X67MR I will send you a thank you package including 5 handmade cards and a package of Stampin' Dimensionals.

I'll be back on Saturday with another project to share.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Daisy Delight
Ink: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Whisper White cardstock, Daffodil Delight cardstock, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Other: Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Daisy Punch, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse Adhesive

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stampin Up Coffee Café Card & Video Tutorial

Stampin Up Coffee Cafe
Stampin Up Coffee Cafe
Happy Tuesday! Today’s post features the Coffee Café Bundle. I am including a link below to my Tuesday Tip video tutorial for this week showing Watercoloring with an Aquapainter and Watercolor Pencil.

The Coffee Cafe bundle features the Coffee Café stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies. Buy the bundle and save 10%. Here is a photo of the bundled products.


Card Measurements:
Early Espresso card base: 5.5" by 8.5" scored in half at 4 1/4"
Whisper White layer – 4” by 5 ¼”
DSP layer – 2.5” by 5 ¼”

Here is a link to my Tuesday Tip video for this week:


If you would like to place an order check out my Online Store by clicking here. There are lots of new items added to the Clearance Rack if you are looking for a bargain. If you place an online order over $25 in the month of August using the hostess code UW7X67MR I will send you a thank you package including 5 handmade cards and a package of Stampin' Dimensionals.

I’ll be back on Thursday with another project to share.

Happy Stampin’,
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Coffee Cafe

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Fall into Savings Promotion!

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Hi there! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I have been busy enjoying the summer sunshine in Massachusetts while we have it. I also got a huge head start on creative work for the next few weeks. I promise to share some sneak peeks towards the end of August.

Quick post for tonight to share the current Paper Pumpkin special offer. Here are the details:

  • New subscribers get a 50% off introductory discount for one month
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions
  • Use promo code: HALFOFF0917
  • Subscribe by September 10th at 11:59PM (Mountain Time) at my Paper Pumpkin website
Paper Pumpkin is a subscription box that arrives in your mailbox each month. It is great for busy people who like to craft, but have little time to prepare. The box is a surprise each month. All the supplies are included so you can take it on the go with you. It is even great for kids over age 10. Some months the projects are cards (July kit pictured above) and some months the projects are 3D items.

Do you love a great deal? Don't miss out on this opportunity to save on your first month. You can even purchase a monthly subscription for a friend or a loved one.

Let me know if you have any questions about today's post.

I'll be back on Tuesday with a project and video tutorial to share.

Happy Stampin',
Christine


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Peace on Earth Card

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas
Stampin Up Carols of Christmas
Happy Thursday! Today’s post features the Carols of Christmas bundle. I’m trying to get a hard start on making some holiday cards this year so I’m not so rushed heading into the holidays. Have you started your holiday cards yet?

Thursday, August 17th is my monthly card class featuring the Carols of Christmas bundle and this card is one of the projects we will be making.

The bundle features the Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies. Here is a photo of the bundled products.


Card Measurements:
Night of Navy card base: 5.5" by 8.5" scored in half at 4 1/4"
Whisper White layer: 4" by 5 1/4"

If you would like to place an order check out my Online Store by clicking here. If you place an online order over $25 in the month of August using the hostess code UW7X67MR I will send you a thank you package including 5 handmade cards and a package of Stampin' Dimensionals.

I’ll be back on Saturday with another project to share.

Happy Stampin’,
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Paper: Night of Navy cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, Silver 1/8” Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Fast Fuse Adhesive

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Stampin Up Watercolor Words Card & Video Tutorial

Stampin Up Watercolor Words
Stampin Up Watercolor Words
Thanks for stopping by today. My card today is based on the sketch challenge at the Stampers with Heart group this week. Here is the sketch:

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I used the Watercolor Words stamp set for today's project. The stamp set is available in Photopolymer and includes 11 stamps. It's a versatile set great for many occasions. Here is a photo of the stamp set:


I have a Tuesday Tip video tutorial to share with you on how I colored the stamped image. Check it out here:


Card Measurements:
Fresh Fig card base: 5.5" by 8.5" scored in half at 4 1/4"
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper layer: 4" by 5 1/4"

I hope this card inspires you to add the Watercolor Words stamp set to your wish list. If you would like to place an order check out my Online Store by clicking here. If you place an online order over $25 in the month of August using the hostess code UW7X67MR I will send you a thank you package including 5 handmade cards and a package of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Let me know if you have any questions about today's post. I'll be back on Thursday with another project to share.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

Supplies:

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Card

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas
Stampin Up Carols of Christmas
I know its the middle of summer, but Christmas card making season is official here! Stampin' Up! has released the Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies as an early release in August. This bundle will also be featured in our holiday catalog starting September 1st.

Remember if you purchase the Carols of Christmas bundle you will save 10%. The stamp set has 13 images and the thinlits dies has 11 dies. This bundle is an incredible value.


Card measurements:
Real Red card base: 5.5" by 8.5" scored in half at 4 1/4"
Whisper White layer: 4" by 5 1/4"

If you would like to place an order check out my Online Store by clicking here. If you place an online order over $25 in the month of August using the hostess code UW7X67MR I will send you a thank you package including 5 handmade cards and a package of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Let me know if you have any questions about today's post. I am headed to my happy place of Cape Cod for some r&r today until late Sunday night. I hope you enjoy your weekend and you find some time time to be creative.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Ink: Real Red marker, Garden Green marker
Paper: Whisper White cardstock, Real Red cardstock
Other: Big Shot, Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Classic Label Punch, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Stampin Up Daisy Delight Sketch Challenge

Stampin Up Daisy Delight
Stampin Up Daisy Delight
Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well. As this post goes live I'll be in Boston at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick off dinner. I'm excited for this event as it starts the planning for our annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer fundraiser in October.

For today's post I am playing along with the Stampers with Heart sketch challenge for this week. I used the Daisy Delight stamp set, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and circle focal points. I followed the sketch pretty closely this week. Here is the sketch:

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For the navy daisy after I stamped the image in Night of Navy ink I colored it in with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush. Here are the card measurements:

Calypso Coral card base: 5.5" by 8.5" scored in half at 4 1/4"
Whisper White layer: 3 3/4" by 5"

Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back on Saturday with another project to share.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Daisy Delight

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Stampin Up Sharing Sweet Thoughts Swap Card & Video Tutorial!

Stampin Up Sharing Sweet Thoughts
Stampin Up Sharing Sweet Thoughts
Happy Tuesday! Today's share is my card from our team meeting swap this past Sunday night. The theme of our swap was summer and I knew immediately I wanted to use the strawberries from the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set. There is a well known farm just minutes from my house called Parlee Farm and it is a must place to visit for strawberries when they come in season.

I want to take a minute to talk about the stamp set. It is a special set on the last page of the 2017-2018 annual catalog. Every year Stampin' Up! designs a stamp set for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. For every stamp set sold they donate $3 to the charity. This year's set coordinates with the Everyday Jar Framelits Dies too. Here are the images in the set:


I also wanted to share how I colored in my strawberries. I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen. With limited supplies you can have gorgeous results. I even made a video tutorial to show you the technique.


Measurements for the card:
Old Olive card base - 4 1/4" by 11" scored at 5 1/2"
Whisper White layer - 3 3/4" by 5"
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper - 1" by 5"

I hope this card inspires you to add the Sharing Sweet Thoughts to your wish list. If you would like to place an order check out my Online Store by clicking here. If you place an online order over $25 in the month of August using the hostess code UW7X67MR I will send you a thank you package including 5 handmade cards and a package of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Let me know if you have any questions about today's post. I'll be back on Thursday with another project to share.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Sharing Sweet Thoughts
Ink: Basic Gray Archival, Old Olive & Real Red markers
Paper: Old Olive cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Other: Big Shot, Everyday Jar Framelits Dies, Classic Label Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Post-it note


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sneak Peek! Stampin Up Carols of Christmas

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas
Stampin Up Carols of Christmas
Stampin’ Up! has a special Christmas in July offer ending tomorrow! If you join my team by purchasing a starter kit ($99.00 plus tax) by 11:59pm (Mountain Time) on 7/31 and you  will receive the Carols of Christmas stamp set for free. But that’s not all! They are also including an additional Essentials Gift Pack free! 

Let’s break that down for a second:
$99.00 Starter Kit - you get to pick any products totaling $125.00 
$20.00 value for Carols of Christmas stamp set - Free
$52.00 value for Essentials Gift Pack - Free - includes Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive, Grid Paper, Two D Size Stamping Blocks, and a Bone Folder
$197.00 is the total value of the Starter Kit for only $99.00 (plus tax)

The Carols of Christmas stamp set is in our holiday catalog coming out September 1st, but it will be available to order starting August 1st. Here are the images in the set:


As a member of my stamping team you will receive a 20% discount on stamping products, invited to attend monthly team meetings in Massachusetts, participate in weekly and monthly challenges, ability to see sneak peeks of new products and place pre-orders.

Measurements for today’s card:
Whisper White card base - 4 ¼” by 11” scored in half at 5.5”
Night of Navy layer - 3 7/8” by 5 1/8”
Whisper White layer - 3 ¾” by 5”

Let me know if you have any questions about today’s post.

I’ll be back on Tuesday with another project to share. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! I’ve been checking out the Lowell Folk Festival with 5 stages of amazing music all over my city. 

Happy Stampin’,
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Carols of Christmas (available 8/1/17)
Other: Big Shot, Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (available 8/1/17), Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Multipurpose Liquid Glue