Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jar of Cheer Card

Jar of Cheer Stampin' Up!
Jar of Cheer Stampin' Up!

Quick post for tonight. I made this card earlier tonight when I got home from work. It was made for a fall color challenge. I am loving challenges lately to get the creativity flowing. Three of the colors in the challenge were Real Red, Crushed Curry, and Pear Pizzazz. I immediately thought of the candle stamp in the Jar of Cheer stamp set in the holiday catalog. The stamps are colored with a blender pen. On the tree I blended darker at the top and lighter on the bottom.

Christine's Tip: I die cut jars out of window sheets to go over my stamped jars. I adhered two glue dots at the top of the jar window sheets and hid the adhesive with the lids of the jars.

I linked the products I used to make this card below. This card would be easy to mass produce for holiday cards. Don't forget tomorrow is the last day to save on the Special Offers sale in my Online Store. 
Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Jar of Cheer
Ink: Basic Gray Archival, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: 
Whisper White cardstock & Red Glimmer Paper
Other: Big Shot, Everyday Jar Framelits Dies, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Window Sheets, Blender Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hello December 2016 Advent Calendar

Hello December 2016 Stampin' Up!
Hello December 2016 Stampin' Up!
I hope you have been enjoying your weekend. I just got home from an amazing Holiday Catalog rollout extravaganza where we made 16 holiday cards with 4 stamp sets. I had so much fun! If you live local and want to see the projects we stamped I would love to meet for coffee to show you. There is still plenty of time for holiday card making.

Part of the afternoon includes a challenge to bring a display board to share. I love challenges! It is always wonderful to see what everyone designs and how our styles are different. Well, I happened to receive my Stampin' Success magazine within the past week and a project in that magazine caught my eye and I knew I had to copy it for my challenge project. Luckily I had already had most of the products on hand. Stampin' Success is a magazine sent to every Stampin' Up! demonstrator quarterly with project ideas and business tips. If you join my stamping team it is one of the perks you would receive.

So, a little about my advent calendar. It features the 2016 Hello December card collection & accessory pack. The card collection features 71 cards in two sizes 4x6 and 3x4. The accessory pack features a stamp set, 20 2x2 cards, 7 acetate specialty cards, lots of stickers, tree wood shapes, thread, paper clips, and washi tape. I kept my project simple and only used a few additional products - circle punch, gold binder clips, and clothespins (on sale in the clearance rack!). You could put the cards into pockets or cello bags to add a treat or small gift if you want to keep the advent calendar up for the month of December. I made this project for a display and I am going to put into an album so I did not add the pockets or cello bags. I had made the chicken wire frame awhile ago.

I do have a little confession I need to tell you as you might notice on some of my cards they have a kraft polka dot background. Well, I had started working on another project a few weeks ago. I had adhered all 31 of my beautiful red foil date stickers to the december cards in the kit alternating between kraft & white. Well, in order to use those numbers for this project I had to deconstruct my cards by punching the numbers out with a circle punch. So I now have 25 cards with holes in the middle of them! I thought you might like to see them:


I am holding memory keeping workshops if you are interested in learning more let me know. I am excited to teach you how to get those photos off your phone and computer or out of boxes and into albums to preserve them for years to come. I know I myself am guilty of having lots of family photos on my phone and in boxes as well. So we can go on a memory keeping journey together.

I have linked the products I used on this project below. Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you are inspired to check out our memory keeping products and get started today preserving your every day moments and special events.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Supplies:
Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection, Hello December 2016 Project Life Accessory Pack, 1 1/4 Circle punch, Gold binder clips, Clothespins, Mini Glue Dots, Fast Fuse Adhesive

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Special Offers valid 9/15-9/21

You can shop 24/7 in my Online Store by clicking on the image. I am loving all the Project Life specials this week! I have a Project Life project I will be sharing on Sunday night after a class I am attending. I hope you will come back to check it out!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Clearance Rack is updated!

The Clearance Rack on my Online Store was updated today with lots of sale items. All items are while supplies last! There are stamp sets, embellishments, punches, cardstock, markers, embossing folders, framelits, Designer Series Paper, Project Life, etc.

Clearance Rack September 2016 Stampin' Up!
Clearance Rack Items September 2016 Stampin' Up!
You can shop 24/7 in my Online Store by clicking here. I have a huge personal goal this month and if you place an order by 9/30 you will receive a free gift from me as thank you.

Happy Stampin',
Christine


Monday, September 12, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween Clear Tiny Treat Boxes!

Cookie Cutter Halloween Stampin' Up!
Cookie Cutter Halloween Stampin' Up!

Quick post for tonight. I whipped up these super simple treat boxes over the weekend for a creative challenge. I don't have any Halloween Designer Series Paper, so I used some Pumpkin Pie cardstock to make belly bands. With the belly band the recipient can slide it right off to get to the treats inside. I didn't buy any Halloween candy yet to put inside. These boxes are clear so you can see through them.

Christine's Tip: When making your belly band make sure they are not too tight so the recipient can slide it off & on easily. For these boxes the length of my cardstock was about 9.5 inches and the width 1.5 inches.
I linked the products I used on this project below. You can shop 24/7 in my Online Store. Don't forget about the current Stampin' Up! promotions:

Special Offers through 9/21 - save 25% on items in my Online Store:

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Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription BOGO sale through 10/10:

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Supplies:
Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween
Ink: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Tuxedo Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie Marker
Paper: Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Whisper White cardstock
Other: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Blender Pen, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Stampin Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Happy Grandparents Day! Jar of Love card

Jar of Love Stampin' Up!
Jar of Love Stampin' Up!
I find myself pretty fortunate at almost 40 to have a living grandparent. My grandmother is almost 99 and today I joined some family members to visit her at her place for Grandparents Day. The facility she lives in puts on a huge spread with food, music, face painting, etc. The best gift I can bring is a beautiful handmade card and a visit.

I chose to pull out my Jar of Love stamp set to make a vase of flowers card to bring her today. She loves flowers and usually has quite a few plants/fresh flowers in her apartment at all times. The inspiration in the colors of this card came from a funny item. Hubby & I were getting ice cream at a local place a few weeks ago and I snapped a photo of the cup from his frappe - the colors were green, purple, and yellow. I immediately thought of purple & yellow flowers with green stems! Do you take photos on your phone of items for inspiration too?

Christine's tip: The flower images are two stepped stamped. I found it easiest to stamp the darker/middle section first in full strength and then I stamped off with the larger flower image to get the softer color. This is of course easy to do since the stamp set comes in Photopolymer so you can see through it.

Let me know if you have any questions. I am loving all the stamp sets in the holiday catalog that coordinate with the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies. You can purchase the items I used on this card in my Online Store. I have linked the products below. Don't forget if you purchase the Jar of Love stamp set & Everyday Jars Framelits Dies as a bundle you save 10%.

Don't forget about the current Stampin' Up! promotions:

Special Offers through 9/21 - save 25% on items in my Online Store:

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Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription BOGO sale through 10/10:

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Supplies:
Stamps: Jar of Love
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Smoky Slate
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum cardstock & Whisper White cardstock
Other: Big Shot, Everyday Jar Framelits Dies, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Stampin Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Special Offers 9/8-9/14/16

Here are this week's Special Offers valid on my website from 9/8-9/14/16. If you like to make 3D projects the Gold Binder Clips are a must have! Click the image below to shop in my online store.
Stampin Up Special Offers 9/8-9/14/16
Special Offers Valid 9/8-9/14/16

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Oh Happy Day Card Kit

Sara Douglass, the CEO of Stampin' Up!, and daughter of co-founder Shelli Gardner announced she will be live on Facebook completing the Oh Happy Day Card Kit on Tuesday, September 20th at 6pm Mountain Time. Want to join the fun? Order the kit from my website today! For only $35 (plus tax and shipping) you get supplies to create 20 all occasion cards and the kit includes a stamp set! Here is a photo of the kit projects:

Oh Happy Day Card Kit Stampin' Up!
Oh Happy Day Card Kit Stampin' Up!
You can follow Sara on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/asarathing

Can't join the fun on 9/20? I will be offering this kit as a class for a ladies night/afternoon of stamping. Contact me for available dates and times.

Reminder: Today is the last day to save on the first week of Special Offers. I'll be back tomorrow to share the next week of specials.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Foxy Lady!

Foxy Friends Stampin' Up!
Foxy Friends Stampin' Up!
I made this card last month to mail to my sister for her birthday. I had this idea in my head to stamp a fox and use the Labeler Alphabet to spell out foxy lady so it seemed appropriate to use for a fun happy birthday wish. The Labeler Alphabet stamp set lets you customize your own messages.

 Have you seen all the great samples with the A Little Foxy Suite on Pinterest? Oh my gosh! I am in love with this little guy and all the little creatures the stamp set and punch can create.

Christine's Tips: The suite features a coordinating stamp set & punch that you can save 10% on when you purchase them together. It also features a cute 6x6 designer series paper stack, 8.5x11 cardstock pack, and ribbon. The suite is designed for cute baby critters, but you can use the creatures with any greeting for any occasion. Pulling out all the products from the suite makes creating a card a breeze. I have linked the products I used on this card below.

I hope this card inspires you to make something crafty.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Supplies:

Monday, September 5, 2016

Onstage is two months away!

Onstage 2016 Savings Jar
Onstage 2016 Savings JarIsn't this jar so much cuter than those savings jars you see in the stores? I had the mason jar in my craft closet with some paint brushes inside. I wanted to start collecting change from purchases to set aside for my Onstage 2016 fund. I figure if I put my change in this jar I will be less tempted to spend it at the vending machine at work on snacks. I went food shopping yesterday and bought lots of snacks so this won't happen anymore. 
I am counting down the days so I might have to make myself a calendar to match my savings jar lol! I seriously can't wait to leave for Secaucus, New Jersey. I am going to be a super busy girl until the big weekend away, but I know it will all be worth it in the end.

A few things on my Onstage 2016 to-do list:
1. Promote to Bronze Elite in September so I can be recognized at the event. This is a biggie, but I am within reach so will be working extra hard over the next few weeks.
2. Create 16 display projects for the boards. I have my sneak peek product and gave myself some time to think about the projects I want to create before I dive in. I have two months now so time to start creating.
3. Make gifties for my roomies
4. Make swaps cards to swap with other demonstrators attending the event
5. Save a few extra bucks for the Product Purchase Premiere, hotel, and meals for the weekend. The other big ticket items of airfare & registration are already paid for.

Registration for Secaucus is still open as I write this post so if you have a long wish list and would like to sign up to join my stamping team you can join us at Onstage 2016.

After the event I will have to start a fund for Onstage 2017 in Utah. I am crossing my fingers hoping the dates won't conflict with our New Orleans trip.

I linked the products I used on this project below.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Supplies: