Monday, August 2, 2021

Nature's Harvest


Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today was created for a team swap using the Nature's Harvest suite of products found in the July - Dec Mini Catalog that actually goes live on August 3, 2021.  This is an exciting time because Stampin' UP! is having a second round of Sale-A-Bration for August and September.  If you are not familiar with this promotion, it gives you the opportunity to choose free items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure when you make a either a $50 or $100 purchase before tax and shipping.  There is no limit as to how many free products you can earn.

I recorded a video for you that has all of the measurements and steps to put this card together.  I left a greeting off so that it can be used for any occasion.



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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Art Gallery - Thinking of You



Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today is a sympathy card for one of my friends who just lost her Dad.  I am hoping this card brightens her day in this time of sorrow.  I have all of the details for you below.

Measurements:  
Smoky Slate: 4¼ x 11 scored at 5½
Coastal Cabana: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
Basic Gray: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
Basic White: 2½ x 7½,  4 x 5¼

Instructions: 
  1. Using the White Embossing Paste and the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, spread some paste all over the Basic Gray layer.  Using one of the spatulas, scrap the paste over the mask.  You will want to work quickly and rinse off the mask and spatula right away as the paste dries quickly.
  2. Adhere the Coastal Cabana layer to the card base.
  3. Stamp the full flower image in Costal Cabana onto the 2½ x 7½ Basic White piece.
  4. Stamp the line image of the flower in Bermuda Bay.
  5. Stamp the stem and leaves in Granny Apple Green onto the same Basic White layer.
  6. Stamp the greeting onto the Basic White layer with Basic Gray.
  7. Use the coordinating dies to cut the flower, stem and leaves and the greeting.
  8. Make sure the paste is dry on the Basic Gray layer and then adhere to card front.
  9. Adhere the stem and leaves to the card front and then adhere the flower with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  10. Adhere the greeting to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  11. Scatter a few Elegant Gems onto the card front.
  12. For the inside, stamp the flowers and stem image at the bottom left side.  I inked the flower part with Coastal Cabana and the leave side with Granny Apple Green.  Then after I stamped it I used the small line image and stamped all three flowers using Bermuda Bay ink.
  13. For the envelope, stamp the large flower image and stem the same way that you stamped the flower for the front.


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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

July - December 2021 Paper Share


Hello my stamping friends.  I am offering a paper share from the July-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog.  Above is a sampling of most of the paper you will receive.  What's a paper share you ask?  Well it's a sample of all of the paper in the upcoming mini catalog.  This allows you to see all of the paper in person before deciding which packs you need more of.  Each sheet is approximately 6 x 6 and my paper share will include the following:

Gingerbread & Peppermint - 12 sheets
Painted Christmas - 6 sheets
Silver Foil - 3 sheets
Kraft - 1 sheet
Whimsy & Wonder Specialty - 6 sheets
Snowflakes - 3 (not pictured)
Jolly Felt - 1 each of four colors
Sweet Stockings - 6 sheets
Brushed Metallic - 1 each of 3 colors
Red & Green Foil - 1 each of 2 colors
Snowy White Velvet - 1 sheet
Peaceful Place Specialty - 6 sheets
Red Velvet - 1 sheet
Gold Shimmer Vellum - 1 sheet
Blackberry Beauty - 6 sheets (not pictured)
Cute Halloween - 8 sheets
Black Glitter - 1 sheet
Cork - 1 sheet
Harvest Meadows - 6 sheets
Heartwarming Hugs - 6 sheets

**Correction** That's a total of 80 sheets of 6 x 6 paper and 3 snowflakes for a total of $37.50 plus $8.55 for priority shipping.  I am taking reservations now, and will send out invoices through PayPal on July 26th.  To reserve your share, please email me at dartbabe19@msn.com.  If you participated in my paper share from the annual catalog, you know I will separate each of the papers with a divider so that it is easy to tell which paper is which.

Also, Stampin' UP! is offering a designer series paper sale on the following packs of paper: 
Beauty of the Earth
Bloom Where You Are Planted
Hand-Penned
In Good Taste
In The Wild
Pansy Petals
Sweet Symmetry
Tidings of Christmas
You're a Peach

Now is a great time to stock up on your favorites.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Retired Products for Sale - Updated

Hello my stamping friends.  Just a quick post today to let you know that I updated my retired products page.  If you would like to take a look, you can click the page at the top, or HERE to see what I have for sale, or you can click the picture below for all of the details.





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Friday, June 4, 2021

After The Storm stamp set Blog Hop


Hello my stamping friends. I am excited that you joined me today as I am participating in a blog hop with my teammates showcasing the After The Storm stamp set.  My upline, "Frenchie" France Martin, helped to create this set for her Million Dollar Personal Sales achievement.  This is extra special for me as I got to go to the home office with her on her trip and got to see this set come alive.

There are 24 projects that are part of the customer appreciation tutorial, and today I am sharing one of my projects with you.

This set is so versatile and works great with many of the other stamp sets in the catalog.  For this card, I chose to pair it with Mountain Air and the Evergreen Border Punch.  I love how it turned out.  You can see all the details below, as well as a video to go with it.




Measurements:

· Basic White Thick: 8½ x 5½ score at 4¼ card base

· Smoky Slate: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8

· Basic White: 2 pieces of 4 x 5¼

· Evening Evergreen: 1½ x 5½

 

Instructions: 
  1. Stamp the mountains onto one of the 4 x 5½ Basic White layers towards the bottom.  Stamp again without reinking and moving the stamp over and up a little from the first mountains.
  2. Stamp the line of trees along the bottom edge of both Basic White layers with Soft Succulent ink.
  3. On the layer with the mountains, stamp the rays with VersaMark ink diagonally so it shines on the mountains.
  4. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the rays and heat set.
  5. Stamp a large cloud and small cloud with VersaMark and sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  6. With Blender Brushes, sponge Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo over the rays.
  7. Sponge the tops of the mountains with Flirty Flamingo and then the rest of the sky with Balmy Blue.  Wipe the embossed area with tissue to remove the excess ink.
  8. Add three birds with Smoky Slate ink.  Adhere this layer to the Smoky Slate layer and then onto the card base.
  9. Punch the evergreen trees out of the Evening Evergreen layer and adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Snip off the ends to make the trees fit on the sponged layer.
  10. On the inside layer stamp the sentiment with Daffodil Delight ink.
  11. Stamp the line of trees onto the envelope with Soft Succulent ink.

I have a video to show you just how I made this card.  You can view it by clicking HERE or clicking the video below.


There are more After The Storm projects waiting for you. Be sure to hop on to each blog, you surely don’t want to miss any of the amazing projects.


You can also click the names below to go to our blog posts.




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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Last Chance Products

Hello my stamping friends.  I have a quick post for you to let you know that the Last Chance Products from the January - June Mini Catalog go on sale today, June 1st at 1pm MT.  There are some really great deals with a lot of products 50% off.  These will be while supplies last, so make sure you get your order in early before they are gone.

Click HERE for the complete list.

Also, make sure you stop back on Friday, June 4th for a blog hop featuring the stamp set After The Storm

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Customer Appreciation. All orders of $40.00 or more before tax and shipping placed in my online store with Hostess Code VTEABJX6 qualifies for the FREE PDF. This month's PDF is a MEGA file with 24 different projects all using the After The Storm stamp set.  This tutorial includes all of the measurements, instructions and supplies to recreate these projects.  If your order is over $150 DO NOT enter the hostess code.  You will get all the stamping rewards and I will still send you the PDF.  All qualified orders will receive the download by e-mail.  


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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Quiet Meadow bundle Sympathy card




Hello, welcome to my blog.  My share for you today is a card I am using for a sympathy card, but you could use it for any occasion.  I love sparkle and bling and this card definitely has that.  I have had the Rainbow Glimmer paper for awhile as it is a carry-over item from last year's annual catalog.  I don't use it often, but thought I would pair it with a layer of Basic Black.  I love the contrast it provides.

Measurements:
Rich Razzleberry: 4¼ x 11 scored at 5½ for the card base
Basic Black: 4¼ x 5½ (2 pieces) and ¾ x 5
Rainbow Glimmer paper: 3¼ x 4-9/16
Basic White: 3¼ x 4-9/16  
Black Glittered Organdy ribbon: 4¼ and about 8"

Instructions: 
  1. Using the Scallop Contours die, use the largest scalloped rectangle and cut both pieces of Basic Black.
  2. With the Meadows dies cut 2 of the images from the Rainbow Glimmer paper.  On one of them, the stem was too long soi positioned my cutting plate where I wanted the stem to end so that I could have a small border at the bottom of the glimmer paper.  I then used my snips and cut the stem.
  3. Adhere the glimmer paper to one of the Basic Black scallop rectangles.
  4. Cut the long skinny die from the ¾ strip of Basic Black and adhere to the glimmer paper. I used liquid glue, but you could also use adhesive sheets.
  5. Wrap the 4¼ piece of ribbon around the glimmer paper, going through one of the scallops on each side.  Adhere to back of layer, then adhere to card base.
  6. Tie a bow into the 8" ribbon and adhere to card front.
  7. Scatter a few of the Artistry Blooms sequins to card front.
  8. For the inside, stamp the flower bouquet image in Coastal Cabana ink and then the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry.
  9. Adhere inside layer to the other Basic Black scalloped rectangle and then to inside card base.
  10. Stamp the flower bouquet onto your envelope as well with Coastal Cabana.






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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Color & Contour Bundle


Hello stamping friends.  My share for you today uses the Color & Contour Bundle found on page 98 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  I absolutely love this bundle.  The flowers are whimsical and have a great watercolor look.  I think the dies that go with this bundle are amazing!!  There are dies that cut the flowers, but there are also 5 different scalloped rectangles and a large scallop border die.  All of the rectangles have different features about them.  They have open scallops, tiny dots, stitching, open lines you can weave paper or ribbon through and a scallop with open dots.  I used the scallop stitched die for this project.  I love black with a pop of color so my color of choice today is Polished Pink, one of the new In-Colors for 2021-2023.  I have all of the measurements and instructions below, as well as a complete shopping list that will add all items into your shopping cart.

Measurements: 
Basic Black: 8½ x 5½ scored at 4¼ for the card base, 5 x 3¾
Polished Pink: 4 x 5¼
Basic White: 4 x 2¾, 4 x 5¼, 5½ x 2
Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon: 4½ & 8"

Instructions:  
  1. Emboss the right side of the Polished Pink layer with Meadow Moments folder and adhere to card base.
  2. Emboss the right side of the Basic Black layer with the Meadow Moments folder.  Wrap the 4½" piece of ribbon around this layer and adhere to card front.
  3. Cut the Basic White 4 x 2¾ layer with the stitched scalloped rectangle.  Randomly stamp the leaf image with Soft Succulent ink.  Adhere to card front on the left side.
  4. Stamp 3 of the outline flowers onto the 5½ x 2 Basic White layer.  Leave enough room to die cut them.  Stamp the full flower image in Polished Pink over the outline images.   Cut flowers with coordinating die.  Adhere two of the flowers directly onto the rectangle, one at the top and one at the bottom.  Then adhere the final flower to the center with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Tie a bow in the 8" ribbon and adhere to card front with glue dots.
  6. Randomly scatter some Polished Pink In-Color Jewels onto the card front.
  7. For the inside, stamp one flower and two leaves.
  8. Stamp a flower onto the envelope in the left corner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Paper Share - Reminder

Hello my stamping friends.  I just have a quick update today to remind you that I am offering a paper share for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that goes live May 4th.  You can check out all of the details for the paper share by clicking HERE.

I'll be back soon with another crafty project to share.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Split Front Card with Color & Contour


Hello stamping friends.  Welcome to my blog where I like to share hand-made paper projects.  My share today is a card I made with a leftover kit from a class that I did for my sister.  I'm calling this a split front card since the middle is missing.  The stamp set is a sneak peek from the upcoming annual 2021-2022 catalog from Stampin' UP!® and is called Color & Contour (154994).  My card base is Seaside Spray, which is not available as it is an outgoing in-color.  You could substitute a Basic White card base in it's place.  I have all of the measurements and instructions listed below for you, as well as a supply list.

Measurements: 
Basic White (sample shows Seaside Spray): 4¼ x 7½ scored at 5½, 2 x 4¼, 3¾ x 2¼, 3½ x 4¾
Gorgeous Grape: 2 pieces 1¾ x 4, 2½ x 4 (sample shows this piece in Seaside Spray)
Hydrangea Hill designer paper: 4 x 5¼, 2 pieces ½ x 3¾
Ribbon: 6-8"

Instructions: 
  1. Adhere small designer paper pieces to the 1¾ x 4 Gorgeous Grape.  Adhere here one to top section of card base (the section that measures 2 x 4¼)
  2. Cut the 2½ x 4 Gorgeous Grape with largest label die from Hippo & Friends
  3. Cut the 2¼ x 3¾ Basic White with the second to largest label die from Hippo & Friends
  4. Stamp the flower image onto the Basic White label with Basic Gray ink.  Stamp the flowers with Highland Heather ink.
  5. Adhere the stamped layer to the Gorgeous Grape label.
  6. Adhere the large piece of designer paper to the inside of the card.
  7. Lay the remaining layer of Basic White on the inside of the card, but don't adhere it yet. Close the top flap down and position the bottom section of the card front (the 2 x 4¼ section of Basic White) even with the bottom of the inside.  Lay the labels where you want them.  This gives you an idea of where we are going to stamp the Hello with Gorgeous Grape ink.
  8. Stamp the remaining sentiment at the bottom of the Basic White layer that has the Hello on it.  Adhere to the inside of the card.
  9. Put adhesive at the top and bottom of the label.  Line up the bottom section of the card front and add the label so that part is on the top section and part is on the bottom section.
  10. Tie a bow in the ribbon and add to card front.

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Customer Appreciation. All orders of $40.00 or more before tax and shipping placed in my online store with Hostess Code 4UWADCQV qualifies for the FREE PDF. This month's PDF is a MEGA file with 15 different projects.  This tutorial includes all of the measurements, instructions and supplies to recreate these projects.  If your order is over $150 DO NOT enter the hostess code.  You will get all the stamping rewards and I will still send you the PDF.  All qualified                orders will receive the download by e-mail.  


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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Hand-Penned Petals


Hello my stamping friends.  Welcome back to my blog.  My share for you today show cases some new product coming up in the new annual 2021-2022 catalog that features the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle (#155492). It also has Hand-Penned 12 x 12 designer paper (#155499) that is absolutely gorgeous.
It has been a long time since I've inked up my embossing folder so I did that with the Brick & Mortar 3D folder.  Please see below for all of the measurements and instructions for this card.

Measurements: 
Thick Basic White: 4¼ x 11 scored at 5½, 3 x 3
Highland Heather: 4 x 5¼
Basic Black: 6 x 1
Pool Party: 4 x 2¾
Hand-Penned designer paper: 1¼ x 5½
Sheer Pool Party ribbon: 6-8"

Instructions: 
  1. Ink up half of the brick & mortar 3D embossing folder with Highland Heather ink.  Lay Highland Heather layer onto un-inked side, close and run through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss  Machine.  Rinse remaining ink off your folder by running it under some water.
  2. Adhere embossed layer to card base.
  3. Cut the black strip with the stitched, scalloped border die and adhere to the back of the designer paper strip.  Adhere to left side of card front.
  4. Using the Scalloped Contours(#155560) dies, cut the Pool Party layer with the middle rectangle and adhere to card front.
  5. Stamp the flower image with Memento Black ink onto the 3 x 3 Thick Basic White layer.  Color with Stampin' Blends Just Jade, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather.  Cut with coordinating die.  Adhere to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Tie the ribbon into a bow and adhere to card front with mini glue dots.
  7. Randomly add 3 Elegant Faceted Gems
  8. For the inside and envelope stamp the flower image with Memento Black ink.  Color the flowers by stamping the flowers in Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather.  The images don't match exactly, but gives it a watercolor look.




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Don't forget, I am taking reservations for my paper share, which includes the designer paper on this card.  You can go to my blog post HERE for all the details.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I really appreciate it.

  
 
Customer Appreciation. All orders of $40.00 or more before tax and shipping placed in my online store with Hostess Code 4UWADCQV qualifies for the FREE PDF. This month's PDF is a MEGA file with 15 different projects.  This tutorial includes all of the measurements, instructions and supplies to recreate these projects.  If your order is over $150 DO NOT enter the hostess code.  You will get all the stamping rewards and I will still send you the PDF.  All qualified                orders will receive the download by e-mail.  


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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Paper Share Samples

Hello my stamping friends.  I am offering a paper share for the upcoming 2021-2022 annual catalog.  I have all of the details for the paper share HERE.  Today I am sharing with you a sample of all of the paper that I was able to preorder, along with a couple of the carry-over papers.

Beauty Of The Earth - you will receive 6 pieces of 6 x6  double sided papers.  Below are both sides of the paper.




Linen Specialty adhesive backed paper - you will receive 1 piece of 6 x6 



Pansy Petals - you will receive 6 pieces of 6 x6  double sided papers.  Below are both sides of the paper.





Hand Penned - you will receive 6 pieces of 6 x6  double sided papers.  Below are both sides of the paper.




Ombre Specialty - you will receive 1 6 x 6 piece of each color 



Simply Elegant Specialty - you will receive 6 pieces of 6 x6  double sided papers.  Below are both sides of the paper.




Rainbow Glimmer Paper - you will receive 1 piece of 6 x 6 (Colors vary)



Pearlescent Specialty Paper - you will receive 1 piece of 6 x 6 




2020-2022 In-Color - you will receive 10 pieces of 6 x 6, 1 color of each double sided design.  This picture shows both sides of all of the colors.





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