Friday, August 23, 2019

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek: Harvest Hellos Apple Jar

Can you say yum yum to some Caramel Apple candies? I packaged some up in this cute 8oz Mason jar with an apple tag from the new Harvest Hellos stamp/punch bundle coming in the 2019 Holiday catalog.

Wouldn't this make an adorable teacher gift or tag for home made preserves?   


To make the apple, I stamped 4 apples from the Harvest Hellos stamp set on Poppy Parade cardstock, and punched each out with the Apple Builder punch. To create the 3D effect, I scored each apple in half and adhered sides to each other.


I love how the new checkered pattern from the Come To Gather DSP really makes the apple and ribbon "pop" against this fun Pretty Peacock color.


Come explore all the fun holiday crafting you can do with products from the Holiday catalog at my Catalog Kickoff event! We'll have cookies and cider while we make some spooky Halloween Make & Take projects. 

Holiday Catalog Kickoff: Halloween Happenings
Thursday, September 5, 2019
5:30pm-8:30pm CST
NW San Antonio

Advance registration required. Click here for more information and to register. Limited spots available.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

2019 Holiday Paper & Ribbon Shares



Sample each of the new 2019 Holiday Catalog Papers and Ribbons. 

What is a product share? It's a great way to try out a little bit of all the new papers and ribbons without the big upfront cost. I cut the paper and ribbons so you receive a 1/4 package/bolt of each. Try them both and receive a free gift (Snowfall Accents Puff Paint)!
Afterwards, you can order full packages/bolts of your favorite paper packs and ribbon. 
Paper Share: $42 (plus $8 shipping; free local pickup)
What you’ll get…1/4 package pattern sheets from the following Designer Series Paper (DSP): *
* DSP To Go's being shipped will be cut to 6"x6" for maximum protection during shipping.
  • Toile Tidings 6 (6”x12”) sheets
  • Wrapped in Plaid 12 (6”x6”) sheets
  • Let It Snow 6 (6”x12”) sheets
  • Night Before Christmas 12 (6”x6”) sheets 
  • Brightly Gleaming 6 (6”x12”) sheets
  • Mercury Glass Acetate 2 (6”x12”) sheets
  • Feels Like Frost 12 (6”x6”) sheets
  • Come to Gather 6 (6”x12”)sheets
  • Monster Bash 6 (6”x12”) sheets 
    Ribbon Share: $25 (plus $5 shipping; free local pickup)
    What you’ll get…1/4 bolt of each of the following ribbons: 
    • 3/8” Garden Green Double-Stitched Ribbon (2-1/2 yds)
    • 1” Real Red Ruched Ribbon (2-1/2 yds)
    • 3/8” Shaded Spruce Striped Ribbon (2-1/2 yds)
    • 1/8" Real Read Curly Ribbon (2-1/2 yds)
    • 3/8" Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Striped Ribbon (2-1/2 yds)
    • 1/2” Merry Christmas Classic Weave Ribbon (2-1/2 yds)
    • 1/4" Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon (2-1/2 yds)
    • Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack (1-1/4 yds of 5/8” Crumb Cake Ribbon and 2-1/2 yds of Cajun Craze Linen Thread)
    • 3/8” Scalloped Basic Black Ribbon (2-1/2 yds)
    Buy both shares for $67 (plus $8 shipping; free local pickup) and receive FREE Snowfall Accents Puff Paint
    Click HERE to request registration link to order your Share(s)!
    Very limited quantities available. 

    Sunday, August 18, 2019

    Make It Monday: Magnolia Blooms Birthday Card

    Ok. If we're honest about it, who out there has looked at a new product in the Stampin' Up! catalog and (initially) said "No thanks, not buying."? Then...people start posting all these adorable projects with the product, and you have to have it. That is exactly what happened with the Magnolia Lane suite for me, and it has been one of my favorite and most loved stamp sets so far. You know the saying...Never judge a book by its cover. LOL

    Here is a birthday card I made for a friend of mine who has a birthday coming up. For this card, I used the Magnolia Lane DSP and Magnolia Blooms stamp set. Can't find this stamp set in the annual catalog? Nope, it's not in there. It's in our new Experience Creativity brochure for novice stampers. I love how this stamp set makes an awesome companion to the rest of the Magnolia Lane suite.



    I punched out some leaves with the Leaf Punch and added a twine and organdy bow for accents.


    Ideally, I had hoped to use the Corrugated 3D embossing folder, but it is currently out of stock. Instead, I went old school and pulled out my crimper. Not as easy to control the lines, but got the job done. :-)


    I stamped a flower from the stamp set to add a little elegance inside the card.


    Here are just some of the other projects I've done using the Magnolia Lane suite. So many beautiful uses for this product!


    Instructions
    1. Cut a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock. Score and fold in half to create card base.
    2. Cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Petal Pink cardstock and emboss with Corrugated embossing folder (or crimp). Adhere to front of card base.
    3. Cut a 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of Magnolia Lane DSP. Cut a wedge at one end to create a banner. Adhere banner to Petal Pink layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.
    4. Die cut a large circle (2nd largest) from Stitched Shapes dies in Mossy Meadow cardstock. Adhere to banner.
    5. Wrap a 24" piece of Linen Thread around the banner/circle and tie off with bow on right side.
    6. Stamp sentiment from Magnolia Blooms stamp set on a Whisper White punched out Everyday Label in Mossy Meadow ink. Adhere to circle with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
    7. Add 5/8" Petal Pink Organdy bow over Linen Thread bow with Glue Dots.
    8. Stamp large flower from Magnolia Blooms stamp in lower right corner of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock in Petal Pink ink. Adhere inside card.
    9. Finish front of card with a little bit of Rhinestones bling.

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    Holiday catalog launches on September 4, 2019. How can I help make your holiday paper crafting brighter? Just email me with your name and address if you need a Holiday catalog to shop.


    Local in San Antonio, TX? Come join the fun for a Holiday Catalog Kickoff: Halloween Happenings event. We'll have cookies and cider while we make some spooky Halloween Make & Take projects. 

    Holiday Catalog Kickoff: Halloween Happenings
    Thursday, September 5, 2019
    5:30pm-8:30pm CST
    NW San Antonio

    Advance registration required. Click here for more information and to register. Limited spots available.


    Friday, August 16, 2019

    Sneak Peeks: Monster Bash Suite Projects

    Are you anxiously awaiting for all the fun stuff coming out in the 2019 Holiday catalog? The catalog goes live for customers on 9/4/19, but Demonstrators get to order in August!

    Here are some sneak peek projects I made featuring the Monster Bash suite as part of a swap I did with some Stampin' Up! friends. I'll feature some of their projects over the coming weeks so you have more amazing project ideas to look forward to.




    Gate Fold Card 


    Inside of gate fold card...


    Bridge Fold Card

    Coffin Treat Box

    Treat Holder


    Magnetic Bookmark



    Need a Holiday catalog to make your wish list for these amazing Halloween products and more? Just email me with your name and address!


    Local in San Antonio, TX? Join me for a fun Holiday Catalog Kickoff: Halloween Happenings event. We'll have cookies and cider while we make some spooky Halloween Make & Take projects. 

    Holiday Catalog Kickoff: Halloween Happenings
    Thursday, September 5, 2019
    5:30pm-8:30pm CST
    NW San Antonio

    Click here for more information and to register. Limited to 18 registered guests. 


    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    Sneak Peek: Wonderfully Wicked Card

    Want a sneak peek from the 2019 Holiday catalog? The catalog goes live for customers on 9/4/19, but Demonstrators get to order in August!

    Don't forget...you can add Holiday catalog products to your Starter Kit in August! This month only you can select $155 for $99 plus tax. Free shipping, too! Plus, a $10 coupon in September! Win win win!!! Click here to learn more and get started.

    Here is a card I made using the new Monster Bash DSP and Wonderfully Wicked stamp set. I can't wait for you to see how cute this paper is...bats, spiderwebs, and damask designs. Oh my!


    The Wonderfully Wicked stamp set has some awesomely wicked sentiments and images. 


    To have the sentiment stand out, I heat embossed with black embossing powder. 


    Need a Holiday catalog? Just email me with your name and address!



    Monday, August 12, 2019

    Make It Monday: Sailing Home Framed Card

    This past week I was able to get some creative time to play with some of the new Holiday catalog goodies I preordered. Oh yeah, such a sweet perk of being a Demonstrator!

    I'll be posting some sneak peaks of projects using products from the Holiday catalog in the coming weeks. The Holiday catalog officially launches on 9/4/19. If you need a catalog, please email me with your name and address!

    Can't wait for the new holiday crafting goodies? Click here to learn how you can join my team with the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit.

    For this week's Make It Monday project, I used the Sailing Home stamp set with the Subtle Embossing Folder to create this framed card.



    I may be partial since blue is one of my favorite colors, but I really like the Night of Navy in the Come Sail Away DSP. I added a die cut ship's wheel in Silver Foil and a sailboat stamped from the Sailing Home stamp set. 


    The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set with a stamped off compass in Smoky Slate ink. For the frame, I used the Heirloom rectangle frame and embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. 


    Added a lighthouse from the Sailing Home stamp set to finish the card off nicely.


    Now It's Your Turn!
    1. Cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Night of Navy cardstock. Score and fold in half at 4-1/4" to create card base.
    2. Adhere a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock to front of card base.
    3. Adhere a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" striped piece from the Come Sail Away DSP to WW layer.
    4. Stamp sentiment from Sailing Home stamp set in the center of a 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink. 
    5. Using stamping off technique, stamp compass from Sailing Home stamp set in left corner of sentiment layer with Smoky Slate ink. 
    6. Adhere sentiment layer to center of card.
    7. Die cut rectangle from Heirloom Frames. Emboss frame with Subtle Embossing Folder. 
    8. Adhere frame with Stampin' Dimensionals over sentiment layer.
    9. Die cut a ship's wheel in Silver Foil with Smooth Sailing dies. Adhere toward lower right of frame.
    10. Stamp large sailboat from Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy ink. Die cut with large sailboat from Smooth Sailing dies. Adhere to right of ship's wheel with Stampin' Dimensionals.
    11. Stamp lighthouse from Sailing Home stamp set in lower left corner of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink. Adhere inside card.

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    Join Stampin' Up! during August and select $155 in products of your choice (even Holiday catalog items) for $99 plus tax. This is an EXTRA $30 in free goodies (normally $125). Free shipping! And an EXTRA $10 coupon in September. Learn more and sign up here

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