Monday, February 24, 2020

Make It Monday: Card Case Peaceful Poppies

One of the fun things we often do as Stampin' Up! demonstrators is get together as a team and do Make & Take projects. I thought it would be fun to C.A.S.E. (copy and share with everyone) one of the cards we made recently at a team meeting.  

Ever get stuck for an idea? Try! It's a great way to get the ideas flowing. 

For this C.A.S.E., I used the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Elements. 

Here is one of the Make & Take cards we made at a recent team meeting for this C.A.S.E.

One of my favorite new products in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog is the So Sentimental bundle. The Stitched So Sweetly  dies is a definite must-have! Great selection of scalloped stitched rectangles and labels. 

Check out all the variety of pieces in the Peaceful Poppies Elements pack. 

"Make It" Instructions

  1. Score and fold a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Basic Black cardstock to create card base.
  2. Emboss a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock with Pinewood Planks embossing folder; adhere to card base.
  3. Die cut a large scalloped rectangle from Stitched So Sweetly dies (largest) in Basic Black cardstock. 
  4. Adhere a 2-1/2" x 3-5/8" piece of striped paper from Peaceful Poppies DSP to rectangle.
  5. Wrap a Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon around rectangle and tie off with bow on left side. 
  6. Adhere assembled rectangle to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  7. Die cut a medium label from Stitched So Sweetly dies (2nd largest) in Whisper White cardstock. 
  8. Stamp (Black Memento) sentiment from So Sentimental stamp set on label.
  9. Adhere assembled label on DSP with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  10. Adhere a pre-cut flower from Peaceful Poppies Elements in upper right corner of label.
Shop these and other fun paper crafting products in my online store. Receive a FREE Sweet Stampin' Friends PDF tutorial (emailed) of fun projects with your order of $30 or more when you use Host Code 2UX6RUCA by 2/29/20. Add a little more and also receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item with an order of $50.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tropical Oasis Retreat

Join us for a fun day of crafting at the Tropical Oasis Retreat! 

Come relax and join us to make a home decor sampler, 10 cards, and 2 treat holders...all featuring the Tropical Oasis suite.

Supplies used: adhesives (Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots), Timeless Tropical stamp set, In The Tropics dies, stamping blocks, inks (Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow, Lovely Lipstick, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry). If attending the local event, you can use our supplies...just bring your adhesives and scissors.

Can't make it? Get the Retreat To Go! (You'll need to provide your own supplies listed above or contact me to include to your retreat box as an add-on order.)

Costs listed below are for General Registration by 3/8/20. 
Late registration incurs a $10 late fee.

Option 1: Retreat Bundle
$118.50 ($128.50 To Go, mailed) 
  • Timeless Tropical stamps and dies
  • Precut project supplies (you'll need to stamp/cut some pieces) 
  • Swag bag of goodies
  • Full-color PDF tutorial (emailed) 
  • FREE Level 1 Sale-a-Bration product of your choice
*Level 1 Sale-a-Bration item

Included in Option 1...Timeless Tropical stamps/dies bundle.

Option 2: Retreat Projects
 $65 ($75 To Go, mailed)

This option is for those who already own the 
Timeless Tropical Bundle, as you 
will need these stamps and dies to create the projects.
  • Precut project supplies (you'll need to stamp/cut some items) 
  • Swag bag of goodies 
  • Full-color PDF tutorial (emailed) 

Local event will have some light snacks. Lunch is own your own or bring a sack lunch.

Email me for registration link!
Limited spots available

Registration Deadlines
General Registration: 3/8/20
Late Registration: 3/11/20 (incurs a $10 late fee)

Prepayment required to reserve your kit. Supplies will be ordered and prepared after registration closes. To Go kits will be mailed by 3/21/20. Local To Go will be notified to schedule a pick up time.

Cancellation Policy: Because supplies will be ordered, cancellations are nonrefundable but will still receive selected project kit supplies.


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Make It Monday: Peaceful Poppies No Stamp Card

I try to challenge myself at times to do something different with my crafting. Sounds easy, right? You would think, but for this girl with so many stamping goodies to play with, the challenge can be difficult. However, this week I thought I would try "no stamp" cardmaking. The Peaceful Poppies Elements pack made it super easy! Whew! :-)

The pre-cut images in the Peaceful Poppies Elements have a beautiful watercolor effect. Just pop the images out of the sheet and adhere with glue or Dimensionals. 

Because my (self) challenge required no stamping, I cut out a sentiment from the Well Written dies in Mint Macaron cardstock. 

To add a little more dimension, I colored some of the vellum leaves from the package with Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends and adhered them under the pre-cut flowers.

A Mint Macaron double bow adds a fun touch and ties in the color of the leaves and sentiment. 

To carry the colors and theme inside the card, I added a coordinating strip of the Peaceful Poppies DSP and another die cut image from the Elements pack. 

Love all the pre-cut patterns in the Peaceful Poppies Elements...glue and go, add accent pieces, or color for some cool dimension. 

"Make It" Instructions

  1. Score a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Poppy Parade cardstock. Fold in half to create card base. 
  2. Adhere a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock to card front.
  3. Adhere a 1" x 4" strip of Peaceful Poppies DSP to bottom of card front.
  4. Adhere a scalloped black strip from the Painted Poppies Elements to the top of the DSP layer.
  5. Adhere a black circle from the Peaceful Poppies Elements to the middle of the card base. 
  6. Die cut sentiment from Well Written dies in Mint Macaron cardstock; adhere to center of circle.
  7. Adhere 2 pre-cut flowers from Peaceful Poppies Elements to opposite edges of circle with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  8. Adhere double Mint Macaron bow in lower right corner with a Glue Dot.
  9. Embellish with Rhinestones. 
  10. Adhere a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock inside card. 
  11. Adhere a 1" x 4" strip of Peaceful Poppies DSP at bottom.
  12. Adhere a long-stemmed flower from Peaceful Poppies Elements in lower right corner, overlapping DSP. 
Shop my online store for these and other fun paper crafting products. Receive a FREE Sweet Stampin' Friends tutorial of 7 projects with your order of $30 or more with Host Code: 2UX6RUCA. Increase your order to $50 and also receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Shoe Shelf Pop-Up Card

Life is the shoes. Such a great reminder to cherish each day!

I'm not usually a frilly girl, but just love the playfulness of the Best Dressed suite. Of course, the shoes were crying for a shoe I happily obliged for this week's Make It Monday project.

Each pair of shoes is offset from each other with Stampin' Dimensionals to give the appearance they are sitting on a shoe box. wouldn't be fancy dress shoes without some fun Wink of Stella sparkle and Rhinestones. 

The mixture of bright and subtle colors in the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper make coordination easy and fun. 

"Make It" Instructions
  1. Score a 4-1/4” x 8-3/8” piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock on long side at 3/8”, 1-3/8”, 2-7/8”, and 3-7/8”.
  2. Burnish and fold over flaps, adhering small 3/8” flap inside. 

  3. Adhere a 2-7/8” x 4-1/8” piece of Petal Pink print paper from Best Dressed DSP to upper section.
  4. Adhere a 1-3/8” x 4-1/8” coordinating striped piece of paper from Best Dressed DSP to lower section.
  5. Die cut a narrow label with All Dressed Up dies in Thick Whisper White cardstock. 
  6. Stamp (Memento Black) “Life is short, buy the shoes” sentiment from Dressed to Impress stamp set on label. 
  7. Adhere label to striped DSP layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Die cut 2 narrow and 2 rounded large labels from All Dressed Up dies in Crumb Cake cardstock. Cut ends off each narrow label and hump off each large label. 
  9. Adhere large labels to “shelf” of upper section. Adhere narrow labels on top of large labels with Stampin’ Dimensionals to create “box” lids.

  10. Stamp (Memento Black) 2 shoes on Melon Mambo cardstock and 2 shoes on Purple Posy cardstock with Dressed to Impress stamp set.
  11. Embellish shoes with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
  12. Stamp (Memento Black) flower with Dressed to Impress stamp set. Color in with Highland Heather, So Saffron, and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. 
  13. Die cut shoes and flower with All Dressed Up dies. 
  14. Adhere one of each shoe on top of each box. 
  15. Adhere each corresponding shoe overlapping other shoe with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  16. Embellish Purple Posy shoes with Rhinestones. 
  17. Adhere flower to left edge of sentiment label with Stampin’ Dimensional.
  18. To mail, gently press down on shelf section to lay flat.     

Live in the San Antonio area? Join us for Stampin' Bunco!

February 18, 2020 
6:00-9:00pm CST 
Local: NW San Antonio, TX 

Register HERE! Limited to first 12 registered players.

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