Saturday, December 9, 2017

Snowflake Tri-fold

It has been awhile since I have posted and I hope that you think this one was worth the wait. Just one of the wonderful things I love about Stampin' Up is the willingness of the customers and demonstrators, to share their projects. This is one of those ideas from a fellow demonstrator. I will post her video, because why should I rewrite her wonderful instructions.

Now for my version. I was done with creating Holiday cards, but still wanted to create this one. I looked for a "let it snow" stamp in my mass collection, but none to be found, so I think this one worked from the retired Vintage Verses collection. I think this would make a lovely winter birthday card also! And the inside:

I used Marina Mist for my base and to ink the sentiment. The panels are Whisper White and the extra snowflakes and flourishes are from Marina Mist and Silver Glimmer paper. I am still debating with myself on if I should add more bling to the center of the snowflakes...... What do you think?

I, of course, had to figure out how to make this project from 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock! Here are the measurements I used:

Base card stock: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2, cut at an angle from 3 1/2" on one end to 5 1/2" on the opposite, then scored at 3 1/2" and 7"
Panels are cut the same then trimmed an 1/8" on each side. I didn't trim the bottom, just lined it up 1/8" from the bottom when I positioned the die.

Cut the snowflakes from the small dies, plus cut out some of the strip and trim the large snowflakes from that. Don't throw away the piece that is cut off the strip as I am sure the unique shape can be used on something!!!

Now for Sue's video and a great big THANK YOU to her for sharing!

AND if you don't already have this wonderful bundle, remember if you order it soon, you will receive 10%  off!!!!! It isn't just for Christmas!!!!

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 27, 2017


Been feeling a bit rough but had to let you know the exciting news for TODAY ONLY!

FREE SHIPPING!!!! Want a little something or a lot...... free shipping!!

If your order is less than $150 before taxes, please use the host code W2W4QXDQ.

If it is $150 or more, do not use the host code and you will qualify for the host rewards. Please list me as your demonstrator. I would so appreciate your business.

Have a great day and enjoy the FREE SHIPPING!!!!!

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Okay, so you have seen lots of stamp positioner products out there. What makes this one so great? I am sooooo  glad that you asked, cuz "You haven't seen anything yet!" Check out this video from Stampin' UP:

See what I mean?????

Still have questions? Let me know and here are answers to some of them:

Customer Stamparatus Launch Q & A

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers.

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store.

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets?

A: Yes.

Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?

A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?

A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?

A: Yes.
Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?

A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.

Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?

A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.

Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?

A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?

A: Yes.

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?

A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.

Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.

Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked block or die or other instrument

Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose

Pre-order begins today at 2pm MT.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

It's all about the Blends!!!!!!

Have you heard??? Stampin' Up has their NEW alcohol markers, called Stampin' Blends! And they are available to our customers TODAY!!!!!

These can be ordered as a full set, sets of two (light and dark), or as singles. They are also at a great price point!!! AND in Stampin' Up colors!!!

There is even a great new stamp set to try them out on:

Or do you prefer a kit? We have one of those, too,

Here is a great VIDEO to watch them in action!

So, I head on over to the SU customer site HERE and place your order!

PLEASE use the November HOST code, W2W4QXDQ when placing your order unless your order is$150 or more before shipping and tax. If so, enjoy all of the host rewards for yourself! So you might even want to join orders with your friends.

Have a GREAT day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NEW Stampin Blends!!!!

Couldn't wait any longer to share the great news with you! Stampin' Up is releasing their NEW alcohol markers, Stampin' Blends, on NOV 1, 2017! These are sooooo great to color with and a wonderful selection of colors!!! You have to check them out!

Watch the video HERE!

So mark your calendars, NOVEMBER 1, 2017!!!!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Glimmer Carols of Christmas

I am sure I have enough Christmas cards created, even with making some for my Mom, but there is always that one idea that sticks in your head that you have to create. This is one of those ideas.

The base card is Night of Navy, then using the frame from the Carols of Christmas Bundle (saving 10%) and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, cut from a 4x5 1/4". You will have to "piece" the frame by cutting one side, then adjusting the die for the other side. You will see that mine isn't perfect. I was so busy lining up the top, I forgot to check the side, but it worked for me. Another tip is to cut the glimmer paper from the paper side, not the glimmer side. This works better for me anyway.
The Night of Navy panel is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4. Check to make sure that it fits inside the glimmer frame and adjust as needed. Using the sky framelit, cut it out of the top. Cut the trees from the glimmer paper and three small stars, using the star in the middle of the frame, from the glimmer paper, also. The deer is cut from Gold Foil paper. (Don't have any???? You really need to purchase the foil papers. They are GORGEOUS!) Gold heat emboss the sentiment close to the sky.
Now to put it all together. I used dotted adhesive around the frame, then Fast Fuse in the center to attach it to the card base. The adhesive sheets would work great for this, too. For the Night of Navy panel, I used liquid glue around the sky and Fast Fuse to adhere on top of the glimmer panel. Now position your trees. Glue down the pair and add mini dimensionals to the single tree and the deer. Add the stars with a spot of glue.
I created another frame from Whisper White for the inside of the card.
This one is so pretty. I wish my picture did it justice. But hope you like it and will give it a try.
Now for one more note. See these tiny strips in the bag? They are from the frame panel and out of glimmer paper so I COULDN'T just throw them away! This is kept in the case with the Bundle.

Does that make me a hoarder??????

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sooooo Simple Carols of Christmas

This idea came from Kate Martin's beautiful layered card, but I decided to try something similar with a single layered card.

I know this one looks a bit warped, but that is the trick of the camera. Or maybe it is my camera skills. Anyway, on with the important stuff.

The Whisper White card base is masked on the top and sides by 1/4". Stamp the ornaments from Carols of Christmas one set at a time with VersaMark. I embossed the first set in silver, the second set in gold, etc. Pull the pieces of masking off and pull out the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape. (I sure hope this carries over to the next season, but will order extra, just in case!)

Create the frame with the gold washi, overlapping the ends for a clean look. Burnish with the Bone Folder to make sure it sticks well.

The sentiment is actually gold embossed on a scrap piece and cut out with the Paper Snips. It comes from the Seasonal Bells set. Decide where you want to position it and lie down a strip of the silver washi tape, burnishing again. Add mini dimensionals to the flag ends and a regular dimensional to the center of the sentiment and position over the silver washi tape.

That is it!!! You have a simple and elegant card. I continued the gold and silver to the sentiment on the inside, too.

Hope you enjoyed your visit. Thanks so much for stopping by!