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Washi Winter Wonderland

Merry Little Labels Washi Card

Washi Winter Wonderland

The Colorful Seasons Bundle is definitely one of my favorite things from the Annual Catalog.  I decided to use the winter themed die to create an unusual combination of snowflakes using Washi tape.  Paired up with the Merry Little Labels Bundle, which includes the stamp set and matching punch, the little sentiment makes a wonderful winter card.

Most people really don’t know what to do with Washi tape other than to hold dies in place on your big shot. It really can be a versatile element in scrapbooking and card making.  It is a simple way to add pattern and color.  But did you know that you can stick it down to a piece of whisper white card stock in any pattern you like, and then place your die over it and cut it on the big shot?

The result is a die cut with a thicker texture and some fun color to boot! Try it out! I set my washi snowflakes on a background of more washi tape as well as stamped snowflakes and rhinestones.

Fun Color Palette 

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These fun colors were pul right from the Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape in the Stampin’ UP annual catalog.  It had a lot of great patterns and they reminded me of winter time.

Washi Basic 3 Pack from Stampin' UP

Washi Tape is really a great buy too.  It is $8 for this pack of 5 different designs.  If you would like to try out the technique but don’t want to spend even that much, check out the Clearance Rack.  Currently, Stampin’ Up has a few different 5 packs of washi tape for $3.20 each! Hurry, quantities are limited.

 

Clearance Rack

 

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Father Christmas Tag

Father Christmas Tag

Annual Catalog

It seems that when Stampin’ UP’s holiday catalog goes live we, as demonstrators, tend to forget the great resource that the annual catalog offers all year.  This Father Christmas tag features products from the annual catalog and goes together rather quickly so you can make several.

Traditional Color Palette

This nostalgic tag features the traditional colors that we are used to seeing at Christmas time.  I have also colored the image with Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip and Blushing Bride.

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To color the Santa image, stamp him using Black Stazon ink on Whisper White card stock.  Press the lid of your stamp pad several times while it is closed to get ink on the inside of the lid.  Then using your aqua painter, fill in the colors that you like to give Santa a watercolored look.

Be Merry DSP

Be Merry DSP by Stampin' UP

The traditional colors of the Be Merry DSP by Stampin’ UP add to the Christmas cheer of the tag.  To get the layered look of the tag, I used the Lots of Labels framelits.  Santa was cut out with the smaller size one, the DSP was the next largest and finally, the largest was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock.

I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut it out with the smallest of the framelits and then sponged the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink.

To finish the tag, I punched a hole in the top with a standard notebook hole punch.  I then looped an 8 inch piece of Double Stitched 1/4″ ribbon through the hole.

Don’t forget that through October 31st, the Be Merry DSP is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP sale.  So you can stock up before Christmas on these great patterns.

Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched 1/4

I hope that you enjoyed today’s project.  Please like and share my project to your favorite social media! Have a great day!

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Price: $110.00

 

In Color Bouquet

Stampin' UP Beautiful Bouquet Bundle

Beautiful Bouquet Bundle

I designed this card for my friend’s birthday and had a lot of fun combining the In Color’s from the annual catalog and the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle elements.  I used a Basic Black card base and framed the bouquet with Berry Burst card stock.  It was then set on a Whisper White ruffled background.

The sentiment was from the coordinating stamp set in the bundle and was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and punched out with the Duet Banner punch.

Stampin' UP Beautiful Bouquet Bundle

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World Card Making Day

World Card Making Day

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin’ UP!. For ten days (October 1–10), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.

Get 15% off these Note Cards & Envelopes and stamp sets!

ITEM DESCRIPTION COORDINATING DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (NOT PART OF THE WORLD CARD MAKING DAY SALE. GET DETAILS HERE.)
131527 (Whisper White)/ 144236 (Very Vanilla) Note Cards & Envelopes N/A
143931 (W)/ 143934 (C) Just Add Text Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper
143669 Daisy Delight Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
143660 Birthday Delivery Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
143650 (W)/ 143655 (C) Merry Mistletoe Be Merry Designer Series Paper
143840 (W)/ 143843 (C) Pieces & Patterns Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
143677 Coffee Café Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
143937 (W)/ 143940 (C) Oh So Eclectic Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
143799 (W)/ 143802 (C) Lots Of Love Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
143846 (W)/ 143849 (C) Graceful Garden Petal Garden Designer Series Paper
143726 Colorful Seasons Color Theory Designer Series Paper
143925 (W)/143928 (C) Wood Words Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
144807 Brightly Lit Christmas Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
  • Promotion period: October 1–10, 2017
  • The Fast Fuse Adhesive deal will not work when ordered on a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards. All other items may be added to a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards at the sale price.

Designer Series Paper Sale Buy 3 Get 1 FREE

  • Sale period: October 1–31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this sale.
  • Participants can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper they will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Designer Series Paper Sale Items

CATALOG ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE
Annual (P. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00 USD/$17.00 CAD
Annual (P. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144163 Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144155 Coffee Break Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144193 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 29) 144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD

The Cat’s Meow Giveaway

The winner’s were randomly drawn for the Cat’s Meow Giveaway.  Congratulations to:
K. Nagy (OH)
D. Conway (NY)
Your package of Glitter Enamel Dots is on it’s way.  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Don’t forget my online shop is open 24/7!

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Price: $110.00

 

Colorful Seasons Summer Card

Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' UP!

Stampin’ UP DSP Stack

Stampin’ UP makes coordination for card making and scrapbooking so easy.  Check out the video below to see all the wonderful paint chip, crackled and watercolor ombre effects in the Color Theory Stack.  So many fun combinations.

I used two on the above card for the banners behind the sentiment.  I also added a touch of the gold foil outlined with the stitched framelits.  This card was CASEd from the annual catalog’s sample.  I love the mini chevron ribbon in this suite.  It is so soft and easy to work with. I added a touch of it tied off with white twine.  The Glitter Enamel dots add a touch of sparkle.

Don’t Forget to Enter to Win a package of Glitter Enamel Dots…

Stampin' UP! Mini Chevron Ribbon

Color Theory Suite

This video that shows additional samples that can be made with this suite of products.

Don’t forget to bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%. Get the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Seasonal Layers Framelits Thinlits Dies and enjoy this discount!  You get 24 photopolymer stamps and 17 coordinating dies.
It doesn’t matter what season it is: Summer, spring, winter, autumn…we can stamp for all of them with this set!

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Price: $110.00

 

Colorful Seasons Spring Card

Colorful Seasons Bundle by Stampin' UP!

Color Theory Mega Suite

The Color Theory Suite in the Stampin’ UP Annual Catalog is one of the most versatile sets in the catalog.  It works for all the seasons and has coordinating products for memory keeping as well.  I included the Memories and More Cards in the supply list.  The DSP 6×6 stack has lovely tonal papers that have an ombre effect like in the card pictured above.

The card above also uses the Glitter enamel dots. You can enter to win a package of them.

ENTER TO WIN GLITTER ENAMEL DOTS!

Stampin’ UP has made it so easy to find matching paper and embellishments.

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Are you someone who is not ready to turn stamping into a full-time hobby, but would love a simple, fun creative experience? Now is a great time to take advantage of very special invitation to join Paper Pumpkin at an amazing introductory rate during our Fall into Savings promotion.

If you subscribe from August 11–September 10, we will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make adorable, shareable projects—all for 50% off!  Sign up using promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com by September 10.

So don’t wait! Start thinking now about gifts for friends you know who would love to get September’s kit at an outstanding introductory rate.  They won’t want to miss out on October and November’s kits, either! Think: supercute and VERY festive!

Plus, choose me, Renee Daley (demo id: 2112798), as your demonstrator and receive a handmade card and FREE snail adhesive as a gift from me!

PAPER PUMPKIN PROMO

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The Cat’s Meow

Self Criticism 

How many times in our own heads have we sabotaged ourselves by saying, “It’s too hard, I can’t do it?”.  All too often, we judge and criticize ourselves so much that it brings us to a halt.  So just for today, let’s stop being so critical of ourselves. Just let the creative juices flow and see what happens.

The Cat’s Meow

For a crafting challenge, try CASEing the card I made today.  I will post the cards in another blog entry.  Please make sure to use current Stampin’ UP products.  Email your name, email address, blog link (if you have one)  and picture to:

Stampknowhow@verizon.net

Fun Bonus Giveaway

Just for fun, enter my CAT’S MEOW Giveaway.

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Fill out entry form
  • Contest begins September 3, 2017 and ends September 30, 2017
  • 2 winners will be chosen at random
  • Please only one entry allowed per name and address
  • No purchase is necessary to win
  • All entrants must live in the USA to be able to claim a prize

From the entries I receive, two winners will receive a package of Glitter Enamel Dots for FREE (shipping included).  Winners will be notified by email that their package is on the way.  Please share this post with your crafting friends.

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Holiday Catalog is now live!

Cat Punch Card

The Cat’s Meow card is a simple design using the new cat punch from Stampin’ UP!  The kitty sits on the sentiment with a Champagne foil paper moon.  I used the Labels To Love Halloween sentiment and the coordinatingh Everyday Label Punch to punch it out.

To purchase the products for this card, click on any item in the Supply List to go to my online store. Don’t forget about the challenge and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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Price: $18.00

Santa Paws Towering Tree

Pets

“Animals are such agreeable friends ― they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” ― George Eliot

Animals hold a special place in our hearts.  When I lost my family dog, Lucky, in 2014, I wasn’t sure that I would ever get another one.  It was so difficult watching him get old.  The last two years of his life were spent sleeping and turning his nose up at the special diet that he had to eat for his bad kidneys.  I don’t blame him.  That food smelled awful.

My children had grown up with him.  We got him when my youngest son was just three.  He was a curious and very hard to train puppy.  At one point, he ate a hole in the drywall! Westhighland terriors are stubborn. But gosh, how we loved that dog.  Lucky lived to be fifteen.  Saying goodbye was really difficult.

Flash forward to January 2017.  My husband and I decided to take the plunge and get a new puppy.  We named him Buddy.  He is the cutest ball of energy!  There is nothing better than this little ball of fur snuggling on your lap or chasing one of his toys.

Do you have a special animal in your life?

Buddy Picture
Happiness is a warm puppy. -Charles M. Schulz

Santa Paws

This towering tree of pets in the holiday catalog really caught my eye.  It just reminds me of all the joy our furry friends give us.

Santa Paws Stamp Set

For this card, I chose a base of Tranquil Tide highlighted by the panel of Lemon Lime Twist embossed with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The tree image was stamped using Stazon ink and colored with the Many Marvelous Markers.  The sentiment was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and fussy cut with paper snips.  To top off the towering tree of pets, I chose a felt bow in the Tranquil Tide color from the 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows. 

Let me know what you think of my card in the comments section.  Cheers to our pets!

Santa Paws Stamp Set

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Berry Burst Baby Bear

Berry Burst Baby Bear

Baby Bear Color Palette

Fabulous Foil

One of the biggest trends in paper crafting is foil.  Stampin’ UP has made it easy with the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  There are no machines or glue involved here.  This paper pack has three foil patterns printed on heavyweight Kraft paper and includes 1 of each 3 single sided designs in 4 colors.  The colors included are Berry Burst (used on this card), Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.

Here is a link to Stampin’ UP!’s video featuring the beautiful foil.

Stampin’ UP! Speciality Paper

Baby Bear Stamp Set

Baby Bear Stamp Set by Stampin' UP!

This adorable stamp set features 3 step stamping with the see through photopolymer.  Simply stamp the solid image in Powder Pink ink on very vanilla card stock.  Next use the semi-detailed image and stamp it on top of the previous image with Flirty Flamingo ink.  To finish it off, use the detailed image stamp and finish your bear with Berry Burst ink.Holly Berry Punch

The small bow was stamped with Flirty Flamingo and finished with Berry Burst.  Did you know that the bow fits perfectly in the Holly Berry Punch? So easy! I love the coordinating products.

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Say Hello to the Merry Patterns Host Promotion!

What could make the holiday catalog more fun? How about the chance to earn a FREE, exclusive stamp set? We’re calling it the Merry Patterns Host Promotion—and anyone can join in the fun. With any purchase of $300 or more in my store, you’ll earn the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE.  It is photopolymer 2 step stamp set that is only available as a hostess set for a short time.  This promotion starts September 1st and ends October 31st.

Merry Patterns Hostess Set

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Case This Sketch #234

Best birds Stamp Set by Stampin' UPColor Palette for CTS234

Case This Sketch Challenge 234

Today’s card was inspired by a sketch challenge from Case This Sketch.  The bird image from the Best Birds stamp set is set upon the Burlap background stamp.  The simple color palette sets off the image nicely.  I flipped the sketch to a horizontal format to accommodate the larger sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set.

The circle is punched using the 2 1/2″ circle punch and dry embossed using the Pinewood Plank dynamic embossing folder.  Pop the circle up on dimensionals as well as the little bird. Finish the Card with the 1/4″ Copper Trim.

Check out the Case This Sketch blog entries for this challenge HERE.

Case This Sketch #234 image

Fall into Savings Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Are you someone who is not ready to turn stamping into a full-time hobby, but would love a simple, fun creative experience? Now is a great time to take advantage of a very special invitation to join Paper Pumpkin at an amazing introductory rate during our Fall into Savings promotion. Simply subscribe from August 11–September 10, we will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make adorable, shareable projects—all for 50% off!

Make sure to add me – Renee Daley (demo id: 2112798) as your demonstrator and I will send you a FREE thank you gift of Snail Adhesive. That’s an additional $7 value.

Stampin' UP Snail Adhesive
Your Free Gift
  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.

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Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card features Carols of Christmas and Santa's Sleigh Stamp Sets

Christmas in July

Stampin’ UP made it Christmas in July by letting demonstrators get their hands on the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set before the Holiday Catalog even came out.  Become a demonstrator before July 31st and you can get this stamp set included in your demo kit for FREE!

Here is what you receive in your Essentials Gift Pack for FREE:

ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION
118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Even better, Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get:

* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!

* A business supply pack valued at $50!

* Free Essentials gift pack

There is no better time to sign up to be a demonstrator and take advantage of this great offer.

JOIN THE FUN! Sign me up…

Card Challenges

This card was made from the inspiration of three challenge blogs.  Take some time and visit these fabulous blogs for ideas for your next creation.

Stamp Ink Paper

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Christmas Card Throwdown

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TGIF Challenges

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Emboss Resist Technique

The background of this card uses the emboss resist technique with the Sheet Music background stamp.  The image is stamped using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder.  Using sponges, various ink colors were daubed in a diagonal pattern across the cardstock.

The sentiments were also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

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Price: $110.00