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New Sale Items From Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 2 comments

New Sale Items From Stampin’ Up!

New Sale Items from Stampin’ Up!

Been on the fence about the Label Card Thinlits?  Now is THE time to get them!!!

 

Paper Crafts Idea: Handmade Thinking of You Card

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Cards, Thinking of You | 4 comments

Paper Crafts Idea:  Handmade Thinking of You Card

Paper Crafts Idea:  Handmade Thinking of You Card

Stop for two seconds, think about the people in your life, can you come up with at least one name of a person that you need to send a Thinking of You card to?  That’s what today’s paper crafts idea is all about.

Card making is fun.  It can be a fun escape, a fun job, a fun hobby, a fun outlet, etc – but it is not just fun for you.  It’s fun for the people that you send the cards to as well.

How long has it been since you mailed out a handmade card?  Well, that’s too long!

What I love about this card is how crazy easy it is to make, and yet it looks like so much more.  The patterned paper does most of the work here adding some beautiful colors and images.  A simple sentiment stamped with little flowers stamped around it.

Let’s dive in by starting from the bottom going up.

I love texture, no doubt about it.  I really cringe when I stop and think about not having embossing folders, how did we ever create without them?  I went with the Argyle embossing folder (all the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post).  For both the Whisper White and Mossy Meadow layers you can see that Argyle.  Before these layers went onto the card base of Blushing Bride, we need to add our patterned paper.

Paper Crafts Idea:  Handmade Thinking of You Card

The paper comes from the All Abloom patterned paper.  Both patterns, one little awesome paper stack.  Once those were added to the embossed pieces, then the strip of ribbon was wrapped around.

Then I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow from the Sassy Salutations set and the little flower from the Flower Patch stamp set (that set has matching framelits that I did not use).

That crazy cute double loop bow comes from the 10 Second Bow Maker and the Hello Honey satin ribbon.  If you want to tie amazing bows every time, I highly recommend you get yourself a 10 Second Bow Maker.

Paper Crafts Idea:  Handmade Thinking of You Card

For easy online shopping of any of the products used to create this Handmade Thinking of You card, simply click on the items below and add them to your shopping bag.  Orders are shipped right to you.

Here is the complete card:

Paper Crafts Idea:  Handmade Thinking of You Card

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin' Up!

Thank you so much for joining me today, be sure to check back later this week for more paper crafting ideas!  And send someone a handmade Thinking of You card today!

 

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Cards, Christmas | 2 comments

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin’ Up!

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin’ Up!

It’s Friday!  And that means a new Friday Flip video tutorial!!!

The Friday Flip is all about taking one project idea and FLIPPING it into a new design.  You can change the theme, the colors, the anything and make it new again.  Just like you can flip a house, you can flip a card!

It starts with this card as our inspiration card.  This is a card I made quite a while back.  I pulled it out today to pop in the mail to someone, and thought it would make a perfect Friday Flip inspiration card.

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin' Up!

We are taking a Thinking of You card and flipping it into a Christmas card.

Using very little supplies, (that are all listed at the bottom of this post) see how this is done with today’s video tutorial:

 

Here is the finished project for you:

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin' Up!

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin' Up!

Thank you for joining  me for this week’s Friday Flip using the Wondrous Wreath bundle from Stampin’ Up!  Keep checking back to iTeach Stamping for more fun project ideas!

Stampin’ Up! Sale For One Week!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

Stampin’ Up! Sale For One Week!

Stampin’ Up! Sale

How did I miss that we have a 2″ Circle Punch now?  For one week only, grab these awesome sales! Click the items below to order them before these sales from Stampin’ Up! are over!

Stampin’ Up!’s Wondrous Wreath & Festival Of Trees – Paper Crafts Idea

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Cards, Christmas | 1 comment

Stampin’ Up!’s Wondrous Wreath & Festival Of Trees – Paper Crafts Idea

Stampin’ Up!’s Wondrous Wreath with Festival Of Trees  - Paper Crafts Idea

Today’s paper crafts idea is a handmade card using Wondrous Wreath with the Festival of Trees sets from Stampin’ Up!  I promised to share with you some Christmas card ideas as I work to pick which one(s) I will be sending out this year.  Even though there are a lot of supplies used, don’t worry, the entire supply list is at the bottom.

Whether you are a new paper crafter/card maker, this card is an easy one to make.  There are places that you can scale it up and add more, or keep it very simple.

Let me show you what I am talking about…

For the focal point, I used the Festival of Trees stamp set and the Tree Punch from Stampin’ Up!  These two items are available as a bundle and I love bundles – that means more money freed up to buy ribbon and other fun accessories.  The tree was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink and punched out with that fab Tree Punch.  It was layered onto a Real Red 2-1/2″ Circle that I dry embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  (This is something you don’t have to do if you don’t have the Big Shot!)

wondrous wreath, festival of trees, stampin up, paper crafts ideas

Here is the Festival of Trees stamp set and Tree Punch – aren’t they gorgeous?!?!?

festival of trees bundle stampin up

That circle was attached to a strip of Whisper White card stock that has the sentiment from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (We will use this set again in a moment.)  The sentiment is also stamped in Mossy Meadow ink.  The Wondrous Wreath stamp set is also available in a bundle.  And since I am about saving money, I listed as a bundle below but did not use the framelits for this set.

Check out this stamp set/framelit bundle:

wondrous wreath bundle

Behind that strip of Whisper White you will find two rows of Hello Honey card stock that I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch on.

wondrous wreath, festival of trees, stampin up, paper crafts ideas

Those layers were then added to a piece of Whisper White that was dry embossed using the new On Point embossing folder, also from Stampin’ Up!  (Again, this is a step you can eliminate.)

Add some Mossy Meadow satin ribbon around the top and attach a double loop bow tied with the 10 Second Bow Maker – and you are all but done!

10 Second Bow Maker

When you order the 10 Second Bow Maker, you get access to training videos that will teach you how to create fun bows like the double loop bow.

Another bow was added to the project, this time it was a single loop bow tied with Baked Brown Sugar Baker’s Twine and again, the 10 Second Bow Maker was used.

Finish off the front of your card by adding it to a Real Red card base.

wondrous wreath, festival of trees, stampin up, paper crafts ideas

For the inside, it is time to stamp the remaining sentiment from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set – and I also stamped the poinsettia in Real Red ink next to the sentiment.

wondrous wreath, festival of trees, stampin up, paper crafts ideas

Look at all the layers and textures of this card – you get so much oomph by adding some dry embossing, the baker’s twine, the satin ribbon and dimensionals!

wondrous wreath, festival of trees, stampin up, paper crafts ideas

Here is a list of all supplies I used to create this card.  To order any of the supplies, simply click on the items below and add them to your cart:

Thank you so much for joining me today for this paper crafts idea using both the Wondrous Wreath and Festival of Trees stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  Be sure to check back later this week for a new Friday Flip, new specials and another fun project idea!

The Friday Flip – How to Make a Greeting Card

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 0 comments

The Friday Flip – How to Make a Greeting Card

The Friday Flip – How to Make a Greeting Card

Today’s How to Make a Greeting Card Your Own aka The Friday Flip features the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and the Petite Pairs stamp set, both from Stampin’ Up!

We are going to start with this card here:

The Friday Flip - How to Make a Greeting Card

And remake it with polka dots and leaves + a few butterflies as well.  So say goodbye to the thank you card…

First up is deciding our sentiment.  The one I chose is the from the Petite Pairs stamp set.  This is one of my most loved stamp sets, it is never out of arms reach.  It has such great variety, let me show you what all it has for you:

The Friday Flip - How to Make a Greeting Card

Then it was time to pick our colors.  I went with the colors from the Flower Pot patterned paper.  That meant Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Blushing Bride and then I through in some Old Olive.  All the supplies are listed at the bottom of this page so you can see them all in one spot.

Then came the elements of the card.  I debated between the Stippled Blossoms and the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  Both would have been great, but I opted for the stamp set with the coordinating punches to make my morning just a bit easier.  There will be some hand cutting, but not a lot :)

Check out this awesome set:

The Friday Flip - How to Make a Greeting Card

Then it was time to pick out our background paper.  You know I love me some polka dots and that is exactly what I went with for this Friday Flip project.  There is NOTHING like a good polka dot paper!  The paper is from the Flower Pot paper.  When the Flower Pot paper arrived in my stamp room, it was like the heavens parted, the bird of happiness landed on my shoulder and the unicorn of all things right in the world gave me the thumbs up.

I am not at all embarrassed to say that I am on my second package of this awesome paper.  What does amaze me is that I still had some of this polka dot pattern left!

Now let’s turn to the video and see it all come together.  I present to you, The Friday Flip:

 


So the base of the card flipped and then so did the rest.  It completely changes the look and the feel for this card, doesn’t it?!?!

The Friday Flip - How to Make a Greeting Card

I love flipping cards!  If you are enjoying this new Friday Flip, leave me a comment below and let me know!

Here is a complete list of the supplies used for this flipped project.  To order any of the supplies, simply click the items below:

Product List

Thank you so much for joining me for this How to Make a Greeting Card Friday Flip project – see you soon with more paper crafting inspiration!

New Stampin’ Up! Sales Items!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

New Stampin’ Up! Sales Items!

New Stampin’ Up! Sales Items!

For one week only, snatch up these deals!  If you have the new style of ink pads, you will need the refills.  While you won’t use as much ink to re-ink, you will re-ink more often.

Paper Crafts Idea Using Stampin’ Up!’s Four You & Project Life

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Cards, Thank You | 2 comments

Paper Crafts Idea Using Stampin’ Up!’s Four You & Project Life

Paper Crafts Idea Using Stampin’ Up!’s Four You & Project Life

This paper crafts idea is a card friend from our running group, and it uses Stampin’ Up!’s Four You stamp set and the inspiration came from Project Life cards.

Now, if you just spit out your drink as you read “running group” together with the word “our” – I don’t blame you.  For the past 30+ years, I have believed in the philosophy of only running when being chased – and by someone bigger or faster than me.

My sweet friend, Karen, started running in a group for about 6 years now.  She refers to it as “fun”.  And I refer to her as “crazy”.

Then another friend of mine, Cassie, joined the group and describes it as “doable”.  This is much more my speed with it.

So when they sat me down, intervention style, and let me know of a running group that was starting right down the street from me and that it ONLY goes up to 5 miles, I said I would consider it.  (Intervention style might not be at all how it went down, but in my mind, that’s what it felt like.)  And then Emily overheard it, and decided she really wanted to do it, so I caved.

Fast forward three months and our celebration run is this Saturday.  We graduated from our 5 miles a few weekends ago.  This weekend is a 10K, so a little over 6 miles.  And I am excited to be able to say that I have done a 10K, but also thinking that there must be something crazy going on with my coffee to think that I will be running a 10K.

ALL OF THAT STORY is to get you caught up.  The race this weekend is the Frozen Hot Chocolate race.  And we are all dressing up (which is an entire other topic) like Olaf from the movie Frozen.  All except for Emily, who will be Princess Elsa.  (and Matt, who is supposed to be Sven – hahahhahaaha!!!)

So who is this friend and why is she getting this card?

Her name is Jill and she made Emily’s Elsa costume for the race.  It’s not like we could just go to Party City and pick out a costume, cuz this is still Texas, and it will be hot, and it needs to be appropriate for running.

We got the costume yesterday and it is awesome!!!   I will share pics of it on my Facebook page this weekend.

She deserves a card for sure – I cannot believe that she made a moisture wicking race appropriate Princess Elsa costume!  Complete with a cape no less!

(This is what happens when I have two cups of coffee before I do my Monday morning blog posts, I tend to ramble!)

So for this card, the inspiration comes from a Project Life by Stampin’ Up! kit.  What I love about the Project Life cards is that no two are exactly alike.  What I don’t love about the Project Life cards is that no two are exactly alike.  I love the variety, but I had already used this particular PL card.

Could I make my own paper like the card?  Sure!  And that’s exactly what I did.

Starting with a little circle stamp, I stamped a lot of circles more to the left side of a piece of Whisper White card stock, and had less as it moved to the right side.  The colors used are:  Hello Honey, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, & Tangelo Twist.  The actual stamp I used was from a Paper Pumpkin kit, but you can use any little circle you have – OR – make your own using pencil erasers.  One for each color, and you can probably get a great deal on pencils right now.

(The list of supplies below won’t have the circle stamp listed.)

Paper Crafts Idea Using Stampin' Up!'s Four You & Project Life

A layer of Hello Honey had two of the four corners rounded to make a base for my sentiment.

Then it was just ovals – Whisper White, Old Olive and Whisper White using the Oval Framelits.

The sentiment is one of my favorite stamps ever.  I LOVE the font, I love the size, it’s girly, it’s pretty, it’s fun.  And it comes from the Four You stamp set from Stampin’ Up!   It was stamped in Melon Mambo.

Using the 10 Second Bow Maker and the Tangelo Twist ribbon, I was able to create this adorable double loop bow for the bottom right hand corner.  When you order the 10 Second Bow Maker, you get access to five different training videos teaching you how to do all kinds of bows, including this double loop bow.   If you don’t have one, click here to learn more about it and order yours.

Paper Crafts Idea Using Stampin' Up!'s Four You & Project Life

Then it came down to putting it all together, I knew I wanted to bring in that Bermuda Bay color.  It started with just being a Bermuda Bay card base, but I decided to add another layer.  So after getting it all made, then I decided to bring in some texture.  I took it all apart and added a little chevron pattern with an embossing folder to the Bermuda Bay layer.

My card is now complete!  And I love how it turned out, but then the inside was nekked – ick!

I decided to repeat the stamped polka dots all over the bottom of the inside of the card.  Same ink colors, same stamp, yet big wow!

Paper Crafts Idea Using Stampin' Up!'s Four You & Project Life

Now all that’s left is writing a note to Jill thanking her for making my daughter into a princess for a 10K race that could actually kill me.  (I keep saying that it will kill me, Karen keeps saying it won’t – one of us will be right!)

Below are the supplies used to create this paper crafts idea.

To order any of these supplies, simply click on the item and add it to your shopping bag!

Thank you so much for joining me for this paper crafts idea using the Four You stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and Project Life!  Be sure to join me throughout the week for more paper crafts ideas!

Using Stampin’ Up!’s Merry Everything for The Friday Flip

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Cards, Other, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Using Stampin’ Up!’s Merry Everything for The Friday Flip

Using Stampin’ Up!’s Merry Everything for The Friday Flip

Welcome to this week’s Friday Flip – we are using Stampin’ Up!’s Merry Everything for this flipped card.

With this new series, we are taking paper crafting ideas that are already out there, from a catalog, a magazine, a previously made project and FLIPPING it into another creation.

Today’s card inspiration comes from page 116 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog:

Using Stampin' Up!'s Merry Everything for The Friday Flip

So this card could be for any occasion, right?  Does it make you think of Fall though?  It does for me, let me show you how…

We are going to take two stamp sets,

Flower Patch

Using Stampin' Up!'s Merry Everything for The Friday Flip

and the Merry Everything Bundle, both from Stampin’ Up!

Using Stampin' Up!'s Merry Everything for The Friday Flip

With these stamps, we are going to use more fall colors.  The color palette started with the new in colors, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, & Tangelo Twist.  When I was first creating this card, the Mossy Meadow ink was a bit dark for this project, so it got replaced with Old Olive.  Remember that you can always change your color palette!

There is a video walking you through how to create this week’s Friday Flip, I was just wanted to give you the inside scoop on how this card got started.

The entire supply list is at the bottom, simply click on any of the products you would like and you can order them right away.

Here is the flip image:

Using Stampin' Up!'s Merry Everything for The Friday Flip

Our finished project:

Using Stampin' Up!'s Merry Everything for The Friday Flip

And The Friday Flip video tutorial:

To make it easy for you, here is the supply list for this project.  Simply click on any image and have it shipped to your front door!

Thank you so much for joining us for The Friday Flip!  If you like it, please leave me a comment about it, and feel free to use the social media sharing buttons below this post.  I personally love the new Merry Everything stamp set and punch bundle from Stampin’ Up! – and I hope you do too!

My Favorite Things From the New Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 4 comments

My Favorite Things From the New Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

My Favorite Things From the New Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

With the new catalog going live today, I am going to share not only my favorite things, but also my predictions on what will sell out quickly and sit on backorder.  (I am usually pretty accurate with these predictions, but of course, these are predictions not guarantees!)  To order any of these items, click on the images or the links.

1.  Wondrous Wreath Bundle

You can buy the stamp set separately from the framelits, but when you bundle them, you save 15%!  I love the “Noel” and “Joy” thinlits that are with this framelit set!  This set is just too fun!

wondrous wreath bundle

2.  Festival of Trees Bundle

If you like punches like I do, then this is a sure thing!  How easy is this to create a entire forest.  Perfect for your Christmas cards!

festival of trees bundle stampin up

3.  Frightful Wreath

If Halloween is your thing, I would not wait to get this wreath.  Since people won’t really order it after October 31st, everyone will be grabbing this up right away.  If you want to add the stamp set to it, it is a photopolymer and is 136816 for $14.95.

frightful wreath stampin up

4.  Snowflake Card Thinlits

If you like the Label Card Thinlits or the Circle Card Thinlits, then you are like everyone else.  And fans of those are going to flock to this thinlit set.  This fun set of 9 includes the words “joy”, “snow”, and “brrr”.

snowflake card thinlits stampin up

5.  Merry Everything Bundle

Why did I pick this one?  It’s a bundle with a PUNCH.  And those are my favorites and those are hot items!  This one is fun with the variety of uses for it.  Click here for the Wood Mount BundleClick here for the Clear Mount Bundle.

Merry Everything bundle stampin up