Monday, July 31, 2017

Carols of Christmas Bundle

Yes, you'll be able to pre-order the Carols of Christmas product bundle (or the stamps and dies separately). Use your July Bonus Days Coupons. You can view the items here.

Also, next month I'll be giving you sneak peaks and samples of products from the upcoming 2017 Holiday catalog, so be on the lookout for some new shares from me. I can't wait! The 2017 Holiday catalog will be available Sept. 1st. If you would like a catalog send me an email, I would be happy to mail you one.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Thoughtfulness Card and Daisy Delight

Hello, hope you're enjoying your Sunday. I'm doing a little catching up today after spending my Saturday in Orange with my cousin. I love looking at antiques and collectibles. This time I had to resist buying, I have way too much stuff as it is.

I just completed this thank you card this morning. I was inspired by one of Stampin' UP!'s project sheets. Mine is a little different, but not by much.

Daisy Delight Stamp Set 143669
Old Olive 126953, Dapper Denim 141394, and Daffodil Delight 126944 Classic Stampin' Pads
Whisper White 100730 and Garden Green 102584 Cardstocks
Coffee Break DSP 144155
Daisy Punch 143713
5/8" Burlap Ribbon 141487

  1.  Stamp the large sentiment repeatedly on the right side of the card front in Old Olive ink.
  2.  Adhere a piece of Coffee Break DSP to the front as shown.
  3.  Adhere a strip of 5/8" Burlap Ribbon to the card. 
  4.  Stamp the sentiment in Dapper Denim ink on another piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Cut a notch in the left side of the cardstock and adhere it to the card.
  5. Stamp two daisies on Whisper White Cardstock in Daffodil Delight ink. Stamp off and stamp the flower center on one of the daisies in Soft Suede. Punch out both daisies using the Daisy Punch; offset daisies and adhere together using a Stampin’ Dimensional. Adhere the flower to the card.
  6.  Stamp off and stamp three solid leaves in Old Olive ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the outline images in Old Olive ink without stamping off. Cut out the leaves and adhere them to the card, peeking out from behind the daisy.

Bonus Day are almost over. Earn $5 for every $50 you spend this month. Or join Stampin' UP! this month and receive $72 gift! Click here for all the details!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy crafting!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Pick A Pattern Card and Envelope

Good afternoon, I have another project for you. I used Pick a Pattern DSP to make a 4"x 4" card with a matching envelope. I love this paper! Having a matching envelope makes it more special. I used the stamp set Layering Love (141965) and Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper (144163).

  1. Fold a piece of Whisper White cardstock (8" x 4"; 20 x 10 cm) in half to create a card base. 
  2. Adhere a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock (3-3/4" x 3-3/4") to the card front.   
  3. Adhere a piece of Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper (3-3/4" x 1-1//2") to the card front.
  4. Die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Layering Circles Framelits.
  5. Stamp the sentiment with the matching In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad. 
  6. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the starburst to the card.
  7. Tie a piece of 1/4" Sheer Ribbon in a bow, trim the ends, and adhere it to the card. 
  8. Create a coordinating envelope using the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper and the Envelope Punch Board with a 4" x 4" card as the starting point.
  • Layering Love stamp set
  • Pick A Pattern DSP
  • Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White cardstock
  • Flirty Flamingo stamp pad
  • Sheer Ribbon
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Layering Circle Framelits Dies
  • Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Only a few more days left to earn Bonus Days Coupons!

Happy crafting!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tutorial: Carols of Christmas Mini Gift Bag

Hello, thought I would come on here and post the instructions on how to make this gift bag, which is very easy, you probably don't need a tutorial. The size is approx. 3" x 4-1/2", 1 3/4" deep, enough room for a small gift or treats.

Stampin' UP! July Specials

Bonus Days - earn $5 with every $50 you spend, you'll receive a coupon that you can use Aug. 1-31

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Carols of Christmas mini gift bags

Good morning! I'm back home and I can't wait to get stamping and making new projects. I had a really nice time with my mom, we ate out and did some shopping. But now it's back to my projects at home. Today I have the Carols of Christmas mini gift bags that I didn't finish before I left. I used the Gift Bag Punch Board, which makes it so easy to make gift bags in assorted sizes.

  • Carols of Christmas stamp set
  • Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso inks
  • Be Merry Designer Series Paper
  • Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White cardstocks
  • Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
  • Layering Circles Framelits Dies
  • Gold 1/8" ribbon
  • Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon
  • Gold Library Clips
  • Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Gift Bag Punch Board
  • Big Shot Die-cutting Machine

Would you like to become a demonstrator, or even a hobby demonstrator? There is no better time than during the Christmas in July promotion.

Until the end of July you can join and receive a $72 gift. Click here and read about all the benefits of being a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator. Oh yeah, you will also receive Carols of Christmas stamp set for FREE!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

If Life Gives You Lemons ...

Here's another card share with instructions while I'm still on vacation. I wish I brought some stamps and ink with me, because I'm starting to miss it. This one is a cute one using the Lemon Zest Stamp set and Lemon Builder Punch.

PDF instructions here.

Current Promotions:

Happy crafting!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Vacation and sewing with Mom

Yesterday, was a long day. We started making a slipcover that my mom has been wanting for her headboard. She had it in her mind what she wanted, but it took us a few hours how to cut the fabric and what the measurements would be. I don't know why I didn't go on youtube, because I might have saved us a little time.

My daughter's cute, little sewing machine makes a great travel sewing machine. I thought I was going to run into problems because I was sewing on thick fabric, but it worked out fine. A great little workhorse!

We did a little  fitting to see if our measurements were right. We realized we need to take a few inches off the bottom, which you can't tell. Actually we cut off 12 inches and we ran elastic through the bottom.

And here's the finish product. Looks pretty good and we saved a ton of money! Of course, my Mom's kitty, has to make herself at home

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thankful Thoughts

Hello! I'm here with a quick card share with instructions to make this beautiful thank you card.
I love the bright new in-colors Lemon Lime Twist and and Berry Burst. The stamp set is Thankful Thoughts.

PDF instructions here.

Don't forget it's still Bonus Days. $5 for every $50 spent. You will receive a coupon code good for $5 off in August!

. . . . and it's Christmas in July. Receive bonus products with your Demonstrator Starter Kit! More details here!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Travel update and projects

Well, after a long drive to Sacramento, I made it safely to my Mom's house. I was exhausted and since I didn't have very much sleep the night before, I fell asleep at 7 last night! Haha, so here I am up early writing this. Today we have plans to go out to lunch and then Joann's to buy fabric to make pillow covers. I brought my daughters adorable mini sewing machine. It's pretty hot here, in the 90's, so I don't think we'll be doing much outdoors. 

Positively Picturesque

I have a Paper Pumpkin video share called Positively Picturesque. I received mine on Saturday, so I'm looking forward to making these cute cards when I get back home, because I have a few I would like to send out.

If you are interested to trying it out for just a month, the link is above labeled Monthly Kits. You can cancel anytime. Everything is included in these kits except for scissors and adhesive, plus they're really fun to receive in the mail and make something creative.

I can't believe this month is flying by and there are less than two weeks of Bonus days left.Yes, you can receive $5 coupon to spend in August for every $50 you spend in July.

Join the Fun

During the Christmas in July promotion you have the opportunity to receive the Carols of Christmas stamp set, plus a free Essentials Gift Pack with your starter kit. More details here.

Okay, I'm off to get ready so we can have busy day of shopping, eating and then creating something fun! 

Happy crafting!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas in July

Hello, I have another card for you. This is the new stamp set, Carols of Christmas that I've been playing around with this morning. Customers will be able to purchase this stamp set and dies, separately or in a bundle as part of the early release in August!

Anyway, I have all the measurements for this card listed on the project sheet posted below. I'm going to start listing the measurements and products used when I post my projects. Hopefully, it will be helpful.

The Carols of Christmas stamp set is one of the free gifts given during our Christmas in July recruiting program.

If you like to join the fun click here for more details.

Join during the month of July and you will also receive the products below with your starter kit.

I've also made some some gift bags with Carols of Christmas stamps, hope I can post them today. It's been a busy day, I'm getting ready for a road trip to visit my Mom and yes, today is my birthday! Ugh, they come so soon! Anyway, it's dinner out tonight and I also need to start packing! 

Have a great day and happy crafting!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday morning

My desk may be messy, but I'm being productive. I made bookmarks to add to my stationery collection. I used Crafting Forever stamp set (143958), and another that is retired, Tote-ally Tess. I love the quote "The best things in life are made, not bought".

Happy crafting!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Coffee Cafe cards

Good afternoon. I have another card share that I made this morning. My Mom's birthday is this weekend and instead of buying another card (which sometimes I do) I made one to send in the mail today. Plus I made another card last night, because I really love this stamp set. 

Products used are:

Coffee Break Bundle: Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee
Stylized Birthday stamp
Cups Framelits
Cardstocks: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Layering Circles Framelits
Corrugated Elements
Metallic Foil Doilies
Burlap Ribbon

TBT: Wedding cards

My friend and I wanted some new wedding cards and she loves this stamp set from a couple of years ago, I think maybe three or four years ago? Not sure, but luckily I still have the stamp set, Best of Brides and Babies. So I made some to share and we can make these the next time we get together. I know she will be happy to make these.

Products used are:

Best of Brides and Babies (retired)
Cardstock and ink: Perfect Plum, Soft Suede, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky and Blushing Bride
Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock
Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (retired)
Petal Burst and Falling Petals embossing folders
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Layering Ovals Framelits
Jewels Basic Rhinestones
Silhouette Studio Labels svg

I can't believe I almost missed this one! Yes, Bonus Days are back! For every $50 USD you spend July 1-31 (before shipping and tax), you'll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1-31.

If you would like to order Stampin UP! products please click here.

See you tomorrow for more card shares!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bonus Days in July and a sneak peek

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 USD you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

An email is required. Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.

Here's a sneak peak at the Carols of Christmas stamp set.

Also, during the month of August, you will have an early opportunity to purchase this stamp set bundle in the upcoming holiday catalog! Plus, this special early release comes during the Bonus Days promotion—earn $5 coupons with July orders, then use them on the Carols of Christmas in August! 

Hello, I'm Back

and no longer a Stampin' UP! demonstrator. It's a good thing, as much as I like sharing papercrafting and products, I found it hard ...