Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Coordination Products--Coming February 4th!

Look what's coming February 4th...Coordination Products!

These exclusive "out of publication" products coordinate with items in either the 2020 Spring Mini Catalog or 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure. Available for a limited time while supplies last. Don't wait too long, though, to order! Several of last year's coordination products sold out quickly.

Remember, your purchase of these products counts toward your minimum $50 qualifying order for a FREE Sale-a-Bration.

Make your wish list and shop my online store on February 4th to order these awesome Coordination Products. 

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Make It Monday: Love You More Treat Box

Oh, my gosh! The Mini Curvy Keepsake Box makes the most adorable and easy treats.

I'll admit I was a hold-out on using the Mini Curvy Keepsake dies. Can't believe I waited so long. I love it! This is one die set you'll enjoy having in your stash of crafting supplies.  

The box is the perfect size to hold a Ferrero Rocher, 5 Hershey's Kiss candies, or whatever small little treat you like. 

Check out all the fun and beautiful patterns in the "From My Heart" DSP!

"Make It" Instructions
  1. Die cut the box with the Mini Curvy Keepsake die in Flirty Flamingo cardstock. 
  2. Gently curve each flap and assemble 3 panels of box. 
  3. Insert treat(s) and close last flap.

  4. Punch out a label with Pretty Label Punch in From My Heart DSP.
  5. Stamp (Lovely Lipstick ink) "Love You More" tag from Tags Tags Tags stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  
  6. Die cut tag with Trio of Tags die.
  7. Die cut circle inside tag with Layering Circles dies (smallest). 
  8. Adhere remaining cut out tag to DSP label. 
  9. Adhere cut out circle in original spot with a Stampin' Dimensional. 
  10. Die cut a solid heart from Trio of Tags in Flirty Flamingo cardstock; adhere on tag.

  11. Embellish heart with a Rhinestone.
  12. Tie a 7" strand of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to box. 
  13. Punch small hole in assembled tag and adhere to box with Whisper White Baker's Twine. 

Shop my online store for all the supplies you need to make this box and other cute projects this Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Valentine's Day Hearts Card

Do you like getting together with your friends to play games? If you live locally in the San Antonio area, come join us for Stampin' Bunco! We enjoy crafting and playing Bunco for Stampin' Up! product prizes. Our next event is coming up on Tuesday, January 28th. Click here to learn more and register.

One of this month's Stampin' Bunco projects is a Valentine's card, featuring the Meant to Be stamp set and From the Heart Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

By combining the Meant to Be stamp set and coordinating Stitched Be Mine (heart) dies with the new From My Heart DSP and Stitched So Sweetly dies, I was able to create this sweet and simple card.


I love the simplicity of colors in the DSP, making coordination easy.

Just a few simple hearts stamped with coordinating colors adds some fun to the inside of the card.

The "From My Heart" DSP has so many great Valentine's patterns with several sheets having fun foil accents.

"Make It" Instructions
  1. Score and fold a 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock for card base.
  2. Emboss a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock with Subtle Embossing Folder. Adhere layer to card front.
  3. Cut a 2” x 5” strip of striped paper of From the Heart DSP. Notch one end with Triple Banner Punch. Adhere toward left of card.
  4. Die cut a medium scalloped rectangle with Stitched So Sweetly dies (3rd largest) in Whisper White cardstock.
  5. Stamp (Black Memento ink) “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment from Meant to Be stamp set on right side of rectangle.
  6. Adhere rectangle on card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, overlapping DSP banner.
  7. Die cut a medium stitched heart from Stitched Be Mine dies in printed heart paper of From the Heart DSP. Adhere at angle to left of rectangle.
  8. Die cut a small scalloped heart from Stitched Be Mine dies in Flirty Flamingo cardstock. Adhere at angle to lower right of DSP heart with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  9. Embellish small heart with a Rhinestone.
  10. Stamp a striped heart (Flirty Flamingo) and randomly small hearts (Lovely Lipstick) from Meant to Be stamp set on a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Whisper White cardstock. Adhere inside card.
Shop my online store for all the supplies you need to make this card and other cute projects this Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Honey Bee Projects Class

Honey Bee Projects Class
Saturday, February 15th 
2:00pm-5:00pm CST 

Email me for registration link! 

Make 5 "bee"-utiful projects featuring the Honey Bee suite of products. Projects include...3 cards, a granola bar holder, and honey jar box (granola bar and jar of honey included). 

Can't make the local class? 
Get it To Go--local or long distance!
(Just want the PDF tutorial? Click HERE!)

Class supplies needed: adhesives (Tombow Glue/Tear Tape, Dimensionals, Glue Dots), Honey Bee stamp set, Detailed Bee dies, stamping blocks, inks (Black Memento/Daffodil Delight inks, Dark Daffodil Delight/Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends). 

Option 1: $72 (savings of $7 + FREE L1 Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Honey Bee stamp set
  • Detailed Bee dies
  • Precut project supplies (you'll need to stamp/cut some items)
  • Granola bar and honey treats
  • 10-Yd roll ribbon (see note below)**
  • Package of Rhinestones*
  • Package of Stampin' Dimesionals*
  • Full-color PDF tutorial

Option 2: $30
  • Precut project supplies (you'll need to stamp/cut some items)
  • Granola bar and honey treats
  • 10 yd roll ribbon (see note below)**
  • Package of Rhinestones*
  • Package of Stampin' Dimesionals*
  • Full-color PDF tutorial

Option 3: $15 PDF Tutorial Only

To Go Shipping: $8.50 USPS Priority Mail (U.S. shipping only) 
To Go Local Pickup (San Antonio, Tx area): Free 

*The Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals can be substituted for Dark Daffodil Delight and Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends. Just email me if you would like to substitute. Otherwise, the Rhinestones and Dimensionals will be provided.

**Despite the best planning, things happen. Unfortunately, the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon (shown in projects) is currently on backorder until mid-February. Therefore, I plan to substitute the ribbon with the Crushed Curry Ribbon which also looks adorably cute and coordinates well. However, if you wish to wait on the Daffodil Delight ribbon or want to swap out for another product up to $7, I'm happy to make that accommodation. 

NOTE: Prepay by 2/6/20 to preorder your kit. Class kits will be ordered and prepared after the deadline. Per SU policy, I do not have these kits on hand. Therefore, it will take approximately a week to order, cut, and prepare each kit. To Go kits will be available for local pickup or mailed by 2/15/20. (If choose to wait on the Daffodil Delight Ribbon, your kit will be available once I receive the ribbon.) 

Cancellations after 2/6/20 are nonrefundable but will still receive selected project kit supplies.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Make It Monday: Tropical Oasis Hibiscus Card

Have you seen the new 2020 January-June catalog? I can't decide which is my favorite. So many fun crafting possibilities! If you need a catalog, let me know!

This past week I played with the Tropical Oasis suite. I love the vibrant, vintage look of this set. And who doesn't love that magnificent pineapple die?! For today's project, I decided to try a more pastel color approach with this elegant Hibiscus gate-fold card.

The embossed Coastal Weave layer is attached to the upper half of the card so it can be opened to write your note. 

Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends provide color and depth to the hibiscus flower.

Just one of several great sentiments in the Timeless Tropical stamp set. And, of course, a little bling with Rhinestones to add some birthday sparkle.

The hibiscus on the inside of the card was created using the "masking" technique. The best way to learn this fun technique is to watch Stampin' Up!'s video tutorial. However, below are pictures of how I did the masking for this particular card. 

First, I stamped the hibiscus in the corner of the card then again on a post-it note. I closely cut around the edges of the image from the post-it note. 

Next, I taped the cut out flower directly over the stamped image, using Washi tape to hold it in place. I then stamped the leaf where I wanted it positioned. Tip: make sure to put a little extra pressure on your stamp that is close to the post-it note edge since it will sit up a smidge higher. 

Remove the post-it note to reveal your beautiful image!

"Make It" Instructions
  1. Cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2” piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock. Score and fold on long side at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8" to create card base.
  2. Adhere two 1-7/8" x 5-1/4" strips of flamingo paper from the Tropical Oasis DSP on the front panels. 
  3. Die cut a large scalloped rectangle from Stitched So Sweetly dies in Petal Pink cardstock. 
  4. Emboss rectangle with Coastal Weave embossing folder. 
  5. Adhere only the upper half of the embossed rectangle to card front.
  6. Stamp (Old Olive ink) sentiment on a 1" x 3" strip of Whisper White cardstock. Angle cut right end and adhere on right side of rectangle layer.
  7. Stamp (Calypso Coral ink) hibiscus flower on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and color in with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends.
  8. Stamp (Shaded Spruce ink) 2 leaves on Old Olive cardstock. 
  9. Die cut flower and leaves with In The Tropics dies. 
  10. Adhere flower to left side of rectangle layer with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  11. Adhere leaves under flower.
  12. Embellish front with Rhinestones.
  13. Use masking technique above to stamp hibiscus in lower right corner of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Color in with Light/Dark Flirty Flamingo and Light/Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends.
I would love to be your creative coach and help you select the right products for your tropical creation!

Shop these and other Tropical Oasis products in my online store. Use January's Host Code: CJQJG7H9 with your order of $35 or more to receive a handmade card from me. Your order is greatly appreciated!

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