Most of my demonstrator friends try to sell their retired products on eBay or through private means after our catalog retires and although I encourage that practice every once in a while I have a stamp set that is worth keeping.
This year I decided to hang on to Your Perfect Day because my colleagues at work often ask me to sell them a wedding card and I really like the images in this set and find it very easy to create with. Here's a card I made this week to sell at work. My friend who requested the card asked me to use blue, silver and white:
Inside the card I added the larger Congrats phrase, a strip of Night of Navy card stock and two Silver glimmer paper hearts. I know she will love this card!
What stamp set(s) do you hang on to?
Do you recognize kindness in others? If not, I encourage you to start as kindness can make a difference in so many lives.
Here's a perfect card to thank someone for being kind:
So Kind Card
Stamps: Watercolor Wings
Paper: Soft Sky; Whisper White; Subtles paper stack
Ink: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crused Curry, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Sof Sky, Tangelo Twist
Accessories: Gold Metallic Thread, Subtles Designer buttons, Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits dies
HI stamping friends! I am away on vacation this week so am taking a quick break from my Sundays with Sizzix video tutorials but if you are taking the time to visit my blog then I have a real treat for you!
Introducing the Cutie Pie thinlits dies!
And to help you with inspiration I found some samples that are awesome!
Ready to add the Cutie Pie thinlits to your Big Shot collection? Head here!
Hi stamping friends! I am away on vacation this week and so there is no video tutorial to share but I won't let you down with a beautiful project idea!
Are you looking for a different gift idea, one you can make without a lot of effort? I have the perfect solution using your Cutie Pie thinlits die and an amazing kit from Stampin' Up!
Love You to Pieces Cake Slice
Stamp set: Sweet Stack
Paper: Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder
Accessories: Sweet Stack Project kit, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Big Shot, Cutie Pie Thinlits
All you have to do is die-cut the cake slice and decorate! The next time you are looking for a unique gift idea (think wedding, birthday, retirement and more!), create a slice of love for that special person!
This past year has been filled with amazing adventures through travel and with new friends I have made, one of which was attending the second day of the Tour de France 2015! I had a great place to stand and took these photos as the bicyclist whizzed by:
I know that years from now I will have forgotten the details of these special moments and even where I was and who I was with, so I happy that Stampin' Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins to create Project Life by Stampin' Up! And I have started a Project Life Virtual Club to help you get started on a Project Life 2015 album.
Have you heard about my Project Life Virtual Club?
Join this club if you:
This is a month by month OR six-month club and you can join in anytime! And as a special bonus, when you complete your final month of my Project Life Virtual Club you get an Ah-mazing thank you bonus!
Want to learn more about my Project Life Virtual Club? Click here!
Beautiful cards don't have to take a lot of supplies or cost a lot of money. Here's a fun idea that is so quick and easy to create:
I have a super easy but stunning thank you card idea for you to make today and it includes a really cool background idea too:
One Big Meaning Thank You
Do you know somebody remarkable? Then why not honor her/him with special card acknowledging how remarkable that person truly is. Here's a fun and easy card idea:
Here's how you make this card:
Want to order the Remarkable You stamp set and other products to make this card? Click here to head on over to my Online Store!
Today I have a fun and amazingly easy 'just because' card for you to try at home, using a brand new paper stack called Pretty Petals:
Stamp sets: Tin of Cards (138946), Papillon Potpourri (123759)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Old Olive - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Mint Macaron - 3 3/8 x 2 6/8"; scrap for butterfly
Basic Black - 2 3/4 x 3 1/2"
Pretty Petals (138442) - 5 1/4 x 4; 1 1/4 x 3 3/8"
Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Circles Collection framelits, SNAIL adhesive, Bitty Butterfly punch (129406)
And now for the video tutorial: thanks for watching
To place an order for products used to make this card, click on any of the photos below. And if you want to see other cards created using this same layout idea, click here to head on over to the Paper Craft Crew website - we'd love to see your card using the same layout!
Are you an organization-crazy person? Do you have trouble with inspiration because your crafting room is too unorganized and distracting?
Here's a great idea for organizing your ink pad refills, thanks to one of Stampin' Up!s senior concept artists! Angie writes:
For a long time I stored my Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills on the top of my Color Caddy. Makes sense—the bottle colors were supposed to be in the container above the row of corresponding ink pad colors. However, when I needed one I would end up looking through many (if not all the bottles in that section)—twice—to find the one I wanted to use. Sometimes I wouldn’t find it at all because I didn’t return it to the proper location the last time it was used. (It seems like a silly thing to be frustrated over, but there you go!)
So, a while back I decided that it was time to reorganize my refills! My thought process . . . will I organize them by spectrum? Where will I put them? How can they be easily accessed?
Here was my solution!
Each color family is in its own placon box—and to my surprise, they all fit together . . . nice and snug! They don’t slide around, turn upside down, or end up out of order (heaven forbid)! And— because the cute factor IS important—I added labels to the boxes with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and my favorite cardstock color from each color family. (Tip: To protect the label from getting dirty, die cut a label Window Sheet piece to attach over the top.)
Of course, with the new storage boxes coming out, and new colors, I knew it was already time for an update. And, wouldn’t you know—MDS is here to help me, too! There is a new download called “Label This Craft Room.” It is a great tool for organizing your craft room/space supplies. This time, I made the font my favorite color and printed on Whisper White Cardstock:
I hope this little tidbit has helped—and that when you can buy the new storage boxes on May 31, you’ll be just as excited to organize. I have certainly wanted to use my refills more often now that I can find the one I need in a jiff!
What additional organization tips and tricks would you like to read about? I'd love to hear your answers!
I have always felt that a home-made gift shows how much you care about the person receiving the gift - that you took the time to create something just for him or her.
A home-made gift doesn't have to look that way! Here's a beautiful gift idea using the Market Fresh stamp set and designer paper:
Stamps: Market Fresh
Paper: Whisper White, Farmers Market, Metallic Foil Doilies
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, 2015-17 In Color markers, Neutrals markers, Subtles markers
Accessoires: 4x6" Cellophane bags, Gold Metallic Baker's Twine, Gold Sequin Trim, 2 1/2" Circle punch
What Stampin' Up! home-made gifts have you made and given away?
The One Big Meaning stamp set was on my first order from the Annual Catalog, yet sad to say, not many of my friends ask to purchase thank you cards from me. Why have we stopped saying thank you to each other?
I know if you thought about all the kind deeds out there there is somebody you could say thank you to so today's card provides you with an eye-catching idea to try:
To create this card I used the Bohemian designer series paper, some Bermuda Bay ribbon, three banner embellishments and one Basic Metal button. Quick easy and oh, so stunning!
Why not try making a thank you card and giving it to someone deserving? It's all about kindness!
If you want to learn amazing thank you card ideas, hop on board my Creative Express Catalog Tour for August - it's all about thank you projects!
Summer has arrived and I know you want to be outdoors enjoying the sunshine and holiday fun with friends and family, who wouldn't! But we also know there are thundery days and days where it is just too hot to be outside so today I have time-saving tips for your summer stamping.
Paper Pumpkin. A unique monthly kit comes to your door ready for an afternoon of crafting fun. If you have children who love crafts these kits can provide a couple of hours of fun for everyone (think Grandma and me time or Mommy and me time!). Learn more about Paper Pumpkin here.
Project Kits. We have several in the Annual Catalog: Hello Life, Perpetual Birthday, Sweet Stack and Tin of Cards to mention a few of the great ones. I love our kits because they come with almost everything you need and you can work on them as you have time and then tuck them away until your next crafting day.
Project Life by Stampin' Up!. I just know you are taking tons of photos this summer to remember all your great adventures so don't leave them in your camera or on your computer. Create some fun pocket pages, add your journaling and then develop your photos and slip them into the page pockets when the time if right for you. Our Project Life card collections and accessory packs make memory making a breeze! And if you need help getting started with ideas, join my Project Life Virtual Club.
No, that's right. You don't have to use stamps to create an amazing card. I have a great idea that uses one pack of thinlits and some cool paper, along with a fun and easy technique.
Here's the card I created:
To make this card I used my Circle Card thinlits, a strip of Go Wild designer series paper, and a piece of Color Me Irresistible Specialty paper.
And here's the technique:
1. Cut your Color Me Irresistible Specialty paper to size.
2. Choose your ink pad (I used Tip Top Taupe).
3. Sponge the ink color across the specialty paper in a circular motion:
4. Let the specialty paper dry for a bit then attach to your card where needed.
And your card is done and with not a stamp in sight!
Want to try this technique at home? Purchase the Color Me Irresistible Specialty paper (138439) here at my Online Store - and don't miss out on the Clearance Rack items and Weekly Deals!
There are so many people in our lives that we want to celebrate so why not have a stack of cards ready and waiting for those moments? Here's a fun card that's easy to create using your Big Shot and Stars framelits:
Stamp Set: Remember This (135786)
Ink: Tip Top Taupe
Paper (and cutting dimensions)
Watermelon Wonder: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"; 1 1/2 x 3"
Tip Top Taupe: 2 1/2 x 6 1/2"
Whisper White: 4 x 5 1/4"
Delightful Dijon: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8"
Accessories: Big Shot, Platform, Lucky Stars embossing folder (135817), Magnetic Platform, Stars framelits (133723), Rhinestone Jewels, SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestone Jewels
And now for the video tutorial: enjoy!
To place an order for the products used to make this fun card, click on any of the photos below to take you over to my Online Store. And don't miss my Clearance Rack and Weekly Deals to save $$!