Tuesday, April 24, 2018

You Are My Anchor 8x8 Sampler & Tuesday Tip Video Tutorial


You Are My Anchor Stampin Up

Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start. I’m still digging out from being away for a week, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. While I was away my April Paper Pumpkin kit arrived. It screams summer in New England to me so I knew I wanted to make a project I could enjoy during the summer months.

The project I designed is an 8x8 sampler also referred to as framed art. Once you make one you get the bug to make them for different holidays or seasons. This is the first one I have made in the 8x8 size and I will definitely be making more this size.

Measurements:
Whisper White Cardstock - 8" x 8"
Island Indigo squares – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”
DSP squares – 2” x 2”

In my video I give you tips on my designing my project. For my finished project I only added one piece of Whisper White cardstock and one piece of Island Indigo cardstock. Otherwise all the supplies were from the April 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit besides a few tools noted below.


If I inspired you to make a sampler please share a photo of yours with me! I think this would be great in a bedroom, office, living room, or bathroom. You could even make one for a gift.

Interested in giving Paper Pumpkin a try? You can subscribe here. New subscribers can save 50% off your first two months with code SAVEFIFTY0418. Sign up by May 10, 2018.

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

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

Happy Stampin,
Christine

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Just Add Text Card


Just Add Text Stampin Up

Hi there! I am having a really hard time readjusting back to work this week. I am excited to have the weekend to hopefully get myself back on a regular eating and sleeping schedule. Over the next few weeks I will be featuring mostly retiring stamp sets and bundles.

Today’s feature is the Just Add Text stamp set. This stamp set is scheduled to retire next month. I admit I overlooked this stamp set in the catalog, but we used it for our 2017 Stamp Out Breast Cancer event and I fell in love with the projects and the sayings in the stamp set. Here are the images:


Want to make this card? Here are the measurements:
Lemon Lime card base - 4 ¼” x 8 ½”, score in half at 5 ½”
Whisper White layer – 4” x 5 ¼”
Fresh Florals DSP layer – 1 ¾” x 5 ¼”
Ribbon – 6” piece

Are you wondering where the background behind the sentiment comes from? It was colored with a dry Aquapainter and Lemon Lime Twist reinker. Put a few drops on a paper plate and pick it up with your Aquapainter to make a light watercolor wash background. I’ll feature this in an upcoming Tuesday Tip video tutorial.

Have you checked out the all retiring products yet? Head on over to my Online Store to check out the products retiring and place your order. Accessories are while supplies last!

I’ll be back on Sunday with another post to share.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Rose Wonder Card & Tuesday Tip Video Tutorial


Rose Wonder Stampin Up

Just got home from vacation at 4:30am today so my Tuesday post is going up on Wednesday. You may recognize this card if you have seen my April class marketing. Since I was vacation bound I decided to create the card for my video and monthly card class.

The Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits are part of the retirement list. Have you checked out the products retiring? Check them out here.

Here is the Rose Wonder stamp set:


In my video I show you how I got the faux embossed look using the thinlits dies.



Measurements:
Marina Mist card base: 4 ¼” x 8 ½”, score in half at 5 ½”
Whisper White cardstock: 4” x 5 ¼”
Silver Baker’s Twine: 25”

I’ll be back on Thursday with another post.

Happy Stampin’,
Christine

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rose Wonder Card Class



The stamp set Rose Wonder and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits are retiring on May 31, 2018. I decided to give them some love by showcasing them in monthly April card class.

Thursday, April 19th 6:30pm $15 per person (class fee waived with a qualifying order that evening)
Card packets are pre-cut so all you have to do is stamp and assemble!
RSVP by Tuesday, April 17th for in-person class
Bring a friend and you can both pick out any 5 cards from my card rack for free!

Can’t make it April 19th? You can purchase my class To-Go (shipped to your door)
Order to-go class here
·         Pre-cut class kit and bundle (stamp set and thinlits) for $75.00 (retail $67.43)
·         Pre-cut class kit and stamp set only for $39.00 (retail $31.39)
·         Pre-cut class kit for $15.00
·         PDF tutorial only for $10.00

Kits and tutorials will be sent on Monday, April 23rd

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Thursday, April 12, 2018

2018 Color Revamp


Hello from New Orleans! I am so excited for the color revamp. Stampin’ Up! is hitting the ball out of the park and doing it in their 30th anniversary year. So here is some information for you:

The details
  •         Moving from 50 colors to 53 colors
  •         Four color collections with 10 colors each
  •          New Basics colors – Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
  •          Still two sets of in-colors that stay for 2 years each (5 colors each)
  •         New ink pad design – they open like a compact!

On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.
·   Always Artichoke
·   Chocolate Chip
·   Elegant Eggplant
·   Island Indigo
·   Marina Mist
·   Perfect Plum
·   Pink Pirouette
·   Rose Red
·   Soft Sky
·   Tangerine Tango
·   Tempting Turquoise
·   Wild Wasabi
·   Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:
·   Dapper Denim
·   Emerald Envy
·   Flirty Flamingo*
·   Peekaboo Peach
·   Sweet Sugar Plum
*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.

Returning Core colors:
  •         Mossy meadow
  •         Poppy Parade
  •         Flirty Flamingo
  •          Coastal Cabana
  •         Mint Macaron
  •         Blackberry Bliss

New 2018-2020 in-colors:
  •          Lovely Lipstick
  •          Grapefruit Grove
  •          Pineapple Punch
  •          Call Me Clover
  •          Blueberry Bushel


10 Brand New Core Colors:
  •         Merry Merlot
  •          Gray Granite
  •          Mango Melody
  •          Granny Apple Green
  •          Gorgeous Grape
  •          Petal Pink
  •          Soft Sea Foam
  •         Balmy Blue
  •          Highland Heather
  •         Shaded Spruce


Did you get all that? Here is a pretty graphic for you of the new core color collections:


Please let me know if you have any questions. Disclaimer I am currently in New Orleans so may be a little longer in answering emails.

I’ll be back on Sunday to share my upcoming April card class featuring the retiring Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating thinlits.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Label Me Pretty Thank You Card & Tuesday Tip Video Tutorial


Label Me Pretty Stampin Up

Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start. I am currently on vacation (hopping on a plane tomorrow) and it has been so relaxing already. I am so excited to be heading into warmer weather. It has been such a long winter here in Massachusetts.

My project today is a sweet and simple thank you card. I am behind in mailing a few out to customers so needed something quick. I used the coordinating Label Me Pretty Bundle. Please note if you buy these products in a bundle now you can save 10%. Here is a photo of the stamp set:

Label Me Pretty Clear-Mount Stamp Set

For my video tip this week I am showing the omitting technique of just inking a partial spot of your stamp. Check out my video below and if you haven’t already please subscribe to my YouTube channel.


Measurements:
Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock - 4 ¼” x 8 ½”, score in half at 5 ½”
Petal Passion Designer Series Paper – 2 ½” x 5”
Whisper White Cardstock – 3” x 4”

Products in this card that are retiring and available while supplies last:
  •         Sweet Sugarplum is a retiring in-color and is expected to sell out quickly. If you love this color and have the ink pad don’t forget to grab the reinker now
  •      Petal Passion DSP
  •         Metallic Enamel Shapes

Please let me know if you have any questions about today’s post. I’ll be back on Thursday with a color revamp post.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

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