Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - February 28, 2017 - Carried Away Designer Series Paper

Today I would like to show you a closer look at the Sale-A-Bration item Carried Away Designer Series Paper.  I really like this Designer Series Paper and it looks so much better in person.  It coordinates with a few stamp sets in the Occasion Catalog, like Balloon Adventures and Lift Me Up.  You know what the best part is?  It is free when you put in a $50 order.

Well would you like to see this great Paper up close?

Here goes.





Price: $0.00
So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Each sheet is double sided for double the creative options.

* 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free


Coordinating colors: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White

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Happy Stamping
Mary



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Grandma's Rocking Chair - February 26, 2017 - Oh So Succulent

OK  so I was not going to get Oh So Succulent Bundle.  But with all the cute things I have been seeing I decided to go ahead and get it.

Price: $48.50
Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Stamp Set
These various stamps are optimal for creating any kind of garden-inspired craft. Your love for this set will grow and grow and never die! This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to create the final image you want in the colors you want.
* Quantity: 30 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c

Succulent Framelits Dies
Create die-cut succulents, flowers, and accents in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot.
* 17 dies
* Largest image: 3-1/16" x 3-1/16" (7.8 x 7.8 cm)

* Use with Big Shot

I know it doesn't look like much and I have a ton of flower sets and even framelits, so it was not on my must have list.  

I saw so many great projects that I said I have to try it.  I know it takes a long time to make a flower, or at least I thought. Still had to try it.

So it came last Thursday but I was busy getting some classes ready so couldn't play with it until yesterday.  My first 4 cuts of the flowers were with Old Olive because that is the first one I saw.  I sponged on Old Olive, Early Espresso and Rich Razzleberry.  Now the sponging was the most time consuming.  I will have videos on this in the future sponging and then making the flowers.  I put one together with the petals up and one with them down.  I like the down ones better but I think the up one is a good look.  There are a few things I need to keep trying but I am hooked.  I just cut out 20 more flowers of different colors I am on my way to sponging them now.  Here is what I have don so far.



I think some of the big projects will take a while to do, but these are so much fun.  I will be making videos soon for Tips & Techniques Tuesday.  If you haven't gotten this bundle yet you really need to get it.  I know it is $48.50 but then add a clearance item and you get a free Sale-A-Bration item, you have to get this bundle.  Click here to get it now.  I tell you it will be worth every penny.  They are so fun to make and they do look so real.


Well I have to run and start doing some new colors.

Happy Stamping
Mary






Thursday, February 23, 2017

There's A Card Thursday - February 23, 2017 - Embellished Ornament Christmas Card

We start our Christmas Cards Early so we have them all done by Christmas and no rushing around to get them done ( ya sure, if you believe that I have  a Bridge to sell you), at least we try.  My Christmas Card class is every other month starting in February.  We do 10 cards 5 each of 2 designs.  We start out easy and then build to more complex ones.  So let's look at the first card in this series.

It is a pretty easy card to start with and it is pretty fun to make.  Also it goes through USPS for just one stamp.  I had a lot of cards come back needing more stamps even though they were not over 1/4" thick.   Let's make this one.






Product List


Instructions
  1. With Emerald Envy Stamp the Ornament in a pattern on the Whisper White Card.  With the Real Red Marker fill in some of the berries on the ornament.
  2. With Emerald Envy stamp the saying on the Real Red Card Stock and punch out with the Decorative label Punch
  3. With Stampin’ Dimensionals attach the saying to the card front.

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Happy Stamping
Mary



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - February 21, 2017 - Feb Paper Pumpkin Many Happy Birthdays

So guess what cam in the mail on Saturday.  YUP Paper Pumpkin.  I love this month's Pumpkin.  It is cards that you can put a gift card in or include an invitation.


Do you love Paper Pumpkin?  I do there is so much you get in the kit.  I know some I really don't like but at least 90% of the kits I just love and this is one of them.  Would you like to see this month's?

Here goes.


I just love the look of the card.  You make 9 cards.  

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Happy Stamping
Mary

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Grandma's Rocking Chair - February 19, 2017 - Some Help Needed


Hi,  I just wanted to ask you a favor.  Stampin' Up! would like to ask all of their customers to fill out a survey for them. It won't take long.  They do not collect any information from you other than the answers to the survey questions.  It is just to help make Stampin' Up! and myself a better company.

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Mary

Thursday, February 16, 2017

There's A Card Thursday - February 16, 2017 - By the Shore Note Card

Today I would love to show you a quick and easy card you can do.  I call this By the Shore Note Card as I am using By the Shore Designer Series Paper.

I really like easy card for doing Birthdays and Thank You cards as I do so many of those in a month.  Sometime I just like simple.  Here goes a real simple one.


How simple can this one get.  Love it.  Let's Take a look at this.




Product List


Instructions:
  1. With Glue Dots Attach the Designer Series Paper to the Note Card Front.
  2. With Dapper Denim Stamp Thank You on the Designer Series Paper.


 So it was a quick card.  I hope you really like it.  If you do please purchase your Stampin' Up! products from me by either clicking the photos above or clicking here


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Mary







Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - February 14, 2017 - One Sheet Pouch

I did some card back a few weeks ago, they went with a card pouch and I wasn't able to get the pouch done and I promised you the pouch well I found the lost video so here is it.  I will also post the card video again after the pouch video so you have them together.


 So let's Look at how to do this pouch.



The listing of supplies are for my Christmas one but you can choose any Designer Paper and any Stamp sets.


Product List


Instructions:
  1. Cut the 12 x 12 to 7 ½ x 12, with the rest of the Designer series Paper cut pieces 2 ¼ x 5 and 2 ¼ x 3 ½ you should have 3 of each save these for the cards.
  2. Take the 7 ½ x 12 Designer Series Paper and with the 7 ½ at the top of the simply scored score at 1 7/8 and and 5 5/8. Then With the 12 at the top score at 5 5/8 and 6 3/8.
  3. Fold all score lines totally unfold.
  4. With the 7 ½ at top pinch closed the first score line ( 5 3/8 ) so the inside is together now fold over and fold so that score line meets the outside  1 7/8 score line It makes a triangle.  Do this to all four score lines two on each side.  Both 5 5/8 and 6 3/8 lines will be brought up or down to the 1 7/8 and 5 5/8 score line.  You will form a pocket.
  5. Take your  3 ¾ x 4 ¾ coordinating Cardstock With the 4 ¾ at the top score at 2 and 2 ¾. Fold over.  Stamp or decorate the front.
  6. Put Tear & Tape on the back side bottom half and attach to the top inside of the Designer Series Paper. Make sure you line up the score line with the top of the Designer Series Paper
  7. Place Tear & Tape on the inside of the 4 side edges from the top to the newly folded triangle fold. Adhere this will form your pocket.
  8. Take a Velcro Dot and attach the hook end to the card stock lip and then close and attach the other side to the front of the Box.
  9. Decorate the box.
  10. Now with the left over Designer Series Paper Stamps Ribbon Bakers Twine you can decorate your note cards.  I sued stamps on some and then I used Framelits on some.
  11. Once your Cards and Envelopes are decorated place them in the pocket and close the box.  Great Gift to give. 


Here is the Card Video that goes with the pouch.



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I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for 12 years now.  I have had my blog starting 5 years now. During that time I have presented you with free videos twice a week.  EIther cards or Techniques and Tips I have had over 1018 posts.

I hope you have enjoyed all the free cards, and Tips & Techniques.  I was hoping that the videos would make you want to to purchase your Stampin' Up products from me.  I have been working very hard to make it to the next demonstrator level and finally made it to Silver elite last year.  Now I would love to make it Gold, but I need to sell more Stampin' Up!  In fact I need to sell at least $200 more every month to make it. I don't get a lot of sales from my blog for all the work I put into it so I would like to ask you a favor Can you please make a purchase from me to help me make my goal.  This is a great time to do it as it is Sale-A-Bration where you get a free item for every $50 you order.
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I really want to thank you for your help.  I really hope you enjoy all my videos and I hope I can continue to off them for free to you.


Happy Stamping
Mary