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

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 3 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.

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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

Save on Stampin’ Up! Products!

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

Save on Stampin’ Up! Products!

Save on Stampin’ Up! Products!

Save on some great Stampin’ Up! products this week!   If you like ribbon, or tools, this is the week for you!

Paper Crafts Idea Using Wondrous Wreath From Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Cards, Christmas | 2 comments

Paper Crafts Idea Using Wondrous Wreath From Stampin’ Up!

Paper Crafts Idea Using Wondrous Wreath From Stampin’ Up!

Christmas is in 121 days…. so if you are looking for a paper crafts project for Christmas, why not make your own Christmas Cards?  This idea is from a new stamp set and framelit set that are going to be available starting on August 28th.  It is the Wondrous Wreath stamp set, and it is fabulous.

When you first get the stamp set, you will see extra tabs sticking off some of the stamps.  I thought at first I might have gotten a bad stamp or two.  Then I noticed that the framelits have an extra doohickey sticking off of them too.  AFTER finishing my cup of coffee, it hit me that these extras tabby thingies just might serve a purpose.  And they do!  (The complete supply list is at the bottom of this post.  The stamp set and framelit will be added to the listing on Wednesday when they are available for purchase.)  UPDATED with items!

Today is the first day that I have played with them – and they are a lot of fun.  The doohickey thingies do indeed serve a purpose in helping you line everything up.

There are some things that I think will sell out rapidly and sit on back order for a few weeks from this catalog.  I am usually pretty dead on with these predictions.  And I think that this bundle is one of them.

You don’t have to get the framelits if you don’t have a Big Shot – but if you don’t have a Big Shot, remember that they are on special right now.  You can learn more about that by clicking here.

This card uses a mix of colors I don’t think I have ever used before.  I went with Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry.  I think it’s a fun color combination and one that I will need to remember for in the future!

paper crafts ideas, wondrous wreath from stampin up

Texture plays a big part of this card.  Recently on my Facebook page, I shared a picture of a light blue card that has a ton of texture on it.  And everyone loved it.  That gave me the springboard for the texture on this card.  You have the texture of the leaves in the wreath, and then the polka dots, and then the honeycomb behind that.

paper crafts ideas, wondrous wreath from stampin up

The finishing touch for this card is the double loop bow.  It is easy to make if you have the 10 Second Bow Maker.  When you order the bow maker, you get access to several training videos that walk you through exactly how to make this bow and more!  It will be a real gem to have if you plan on making your own cards for Christmas this year.

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Over the next few weeks, I will probably design about 15 different Christmas cards to give me a nice variety of cards for this year.  And this is number 1!


Here are the supplies I used to create this card.  To order any of the following items, simply click on them and add them to your cart!

 

Thank you so much for joining me today for this paper crafts idea using the new Wondrous Wreath stamp set and framelits from Stampin’ Up!

 

Paper Crafts Idea – New Friday Flip Card Making Video Tutorial

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Cards, Love | 0 comments

Paper Crafts Idea – New Friday Flip Card Making Video Tutorial

Paper Crafts Idea – New Friday Flip Card Making Video Tutorial

Last week I launched a new paper crafting/card making video tutorial series called the Friday Flip.  This new series has received rave reviews on both YouTube and Facebook.  I am beyond excited that you all like the idea as much as I do!

The Friday Flip is all about taking a project you might have seen (from a catalog, a magazine, another card that has already been made) and flipping it!  Just like you flip a house, you can take it – and make it completely new card.

This week’s Friday Flip is a birthday card flipped into a love card.  Taking a bright pink, blue and yellow card and going with a groovy pink and black card.

All the supplies are listed below this project if you find yourself wanted to recreate it and need some of the items.

Here is the original.  The idea came from page 58 of the Stampin’ Up! current big catalog:

Paper Crafts Idea - New Friday Flip Card Making Video Tutorial

The cupcakes became hearts and the words moved under the images.  Subtle changes for a big effect!

Paper Crafts Idea - New Friday Flip Card Making Video Tutorial

Here is this week’s Friday Flip video tutorial:

What do you think?  Both cards are fun and easy to make, you should try them both out.

Paper Crafts Idea - New Friday Flip Card Making Video Tutorial

Here are the supplies for the Friday Flip project, simply click on the link to order any of the products you may need:

Thank you so much for joining me this week for this project.  Please leave me a comment below and let me know if I should keep up this series.  I love finding new paper crafting ideas, and I love sharing card making ideas with you through fun video tutorials!

Save on Stampin’ Up! Products!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

Save on Stampin’ Up! Products!

Save on Stampin’ Up! Products!

For one week only, save up to 25-40% on some great items!  Simply click on the links below to order and save on these items!

 

How to Make A Thank You Card – Paper Craft Ideas

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Cards, Thank You | 2 comments

How to Make A Thank You Card – Paper Craft Ideas

How to Make A Thank You Card – Paper Craft Ideas

Today’s post is all about making a thank you card, another paper craft idea for you all!

This card goes out to my Aunt and Uncle.  They are an honorary Aunt and Uncle, my mom’s cousins actually.  (Both my parents were only children – which makes for an entire family that can fit around one table at this point.)

This extended family only lives about 5 hours away, but I have only seen them probably about 10 times – and most of that is at weddings and funerals.  This was no different – as I saw them at a wedding this past weekend.

Somehow my sister and I wound up at a four person table with this Aunt and Uncle.  I knew we would have a pleasant time visiting, but that was not at all what we had.  We had a blast!!!  They are awesome!  We laughed and laughed as we devoured a Chicago style deep dish pizza.  My sister and I were planning on splitting one, and then they were ordering the same exact thing as us, so we just got a big one.

As our bellies grew miserably full, the laughter didn’t end.  I am one of those people who always want to know how people met.  So I asked.  I had no idea that they started dating right out of high school.  All the way through him joining the Army, rather than him getting inevitably drafted.  Their first apartment, the little town they lived in, and more.

It was great!  I have no idea why I never would have classified these two as funny before.  Nice, great, and cheerful people, but if someone ever asked me to describe them, I don’t think I ever would have said funny.

It was such a highlight of the trip – from unexpected dinner companions to laughing hysterically – and relentlessly teasing Aunt Lucy for not making an apple pie (or 12) to bring with her.  (She is known for her apple pies!)

So this morning, I knew that I had to make them a card and just let them know how much it meant to me to spend an evening really talking to them.

Now that you know the story, let’s move on to the card.

I have a feeling that Uncle David will look at it and say, “That’s nice.”  So I decided to really make the card more with Aunt Lucy in mind.  That is why it is a bit more girly.

The patterned paper gave me the jumping off point for the card.  It is the All Abloom paper from Stampin’ Up!  That gave me my color palette of Strawberry Slush and Mossy Meadow.  The yellow should be Daffodil Delight, but I went with Hello Honey for the ribbon and it coordinates perfectly for this card.

(You can see the entire supply list at the bottom of this post.)

Then it came to the background.  I initially started with Daffodil Delight, moved to Mossy Meadow, and opted for just Whisper White.  That got dry embossed with the new and upcoming Filigree Frame embossing folder that will be available on August 28th.

For my top layers, it came down to shapes.  I tried a circle, I tried a square – and opted for a combination of the two with the Window Frames Framelits.

It’s kinda like a mullet – business and party all in one!

The message was simple.  It was stamped from the Lots of Thanks stamp set from Stampin’ Up! in Strawberry Slush ink.  Add a backing of Strawberry Slush and drop those layers onto another Whisper White square.

How to Make A Thank You Card - Paper Craft Ideas

Then wrap your big layer with the yummy Hello Honey ribbon.  Tie a bow with the same ribbon and attach it to the strip of ribbon.  If you struggle at all with bow tying, be sure to check out the 10 Second Bow Maker.  It helps you tie perfect bows all the time!

For the inside, I went with just another piece of Whisper White that is dry embossed with the same Filigree Frame.

Here is the finished card:

How to Make A Thank You Card - Paper Craft Ideas

Here is the supply list for the entire card minus the embossing folder that isn’t quite available yet.  To order any of these supplies, simply click on the item name below and you can recreate this card for a friend or family member that you really want to tell them that you so enjoyed their company here recently!

Thank you so much for joining me through my story with my family all the way through this card.   I love creating cards for specific people and for specific people, I find it so enjoyable!  I hope that you liked today’s paper crafting idea and learning how to make this card!

How To Make a Card Video – Paper Craft Idea – Friday Flip

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Birthday, Cards | 16 comments

How To Make a Card Video – Paper Craft Idea – Friday Flip

How To Make a Card {Video} – Paper Craft Idea – Friday Flip

Today marks a new day of different paper crafts ideas, and simple How to Make a Card Ideas – it is called The Friday Flip!

Each Friday, I will take an idea from somewhere, a catalog, a magazine, another card I have made, anywhere and FLIP IT!

Just like people flip houses, they take the same structure of the house, change a little here, change a little there and flip it to make it their own.

With this week’s Friday Flip, we will be remaking a card from the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  It starts as a little boy card and it will FLIP into a feminine birthday card.  Here is the original card:

how to make a card video tutorial, paper craft idea, friday flip

The supplies are listed at the bottom so that you can recreate with me.

To begin the card, it was flipped from a pale yellow card base with texture to a plain white card base without texture.  The texture is added on a different layer.

Then we replace the robot of the boy card with floral paper called All Abloom.  And stamp and go from there.

Rather than explaining it all, I have made you a video showing you exactly what to do to recreate this paper crafting idea.

Here is video:

Here is the photo of the completed card and below are the supplies.

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To order any of these supplies for your craft stash, simply click on the links below to get them ordered.

Thank you so much for joining me for this new paper crafting video series, The Friday Flip.  If you like it, leave me a comment below!  There are paper crafting ideas everywhere, this is all about teaching you how to use them!

Simple Hand Made Greeting Card Idea – Paper Craft Ideas

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Cards, Friendship | 2 comments

Simple Hand Made Greeting Card Idea – Paper Craft Ideas

Simple Hand Made Greeting Card Idea – Paper Craft Ideas

Are you looking for Paper Craft Ideas and you would like to make a simple hand made greeting card?  If so, you have come to the right place!  Today’s project is all about a simple paper craft idea.

It starts with choosing your patterned paper.  Being a huge polka dot fan – I chose the patterned paper from the Flower Pot paper pack from Stampin’ Up.  You have several bright patterns from this paper pack:

Simple Hand Made Greeting Card Idea - Paper Craft Ideas

Then chose what other colors you want to go with it.  I opted to chose two neutrals – white and black, and no other colors.

The Basic Black card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.  And the polka dot patterned paper is cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Since the patterned paper is 12″ x 12″, so you can get 6 card fronts from just one piece of patterned paper.

This will give you the basic layout for your card, and so now it is time to personalize it and accessorize it!

Choose your sentiment.  What do you want this card to say?  For me, I just needed a quick card for a friend, so I chose the And Many More stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and stamped that onto Whisper White card stock in Memento Black ink.  This is everything you get in the And Many More stamp set:

Simple Hand Made Greeting Card Idea - Paper Craft Ideas

If you are worried about keeping up with all the supplies right now, don’t worry – there is a supply list at the bottom along with where you can order these items.

Choose any punch to punch out your words – and if you don’t have one, grab a pair of scissors and have some fun.  I went with the Artisan Label Punch.

Now it’s time to decide on the accessorizing.  You might not think of patterned paper as an accessory, but the way that it is used on this card, it sure is.  A strip of black and white polka dot patterned paper that was used could also be a strip of ribbon.

Then the bow came next.  The ribbon is the Hello Honey ribbon and the double loop bow is tied using the 10 Second Bow Maker.   When you order the 10 Second Bow Maker, you get access to several videos teaching you how to do cool tricks like tying double loop bows!

Simple Hand Made Greeting Card Idea - Paper Craft Ideas

When I went to put the bow on the card, it didn’t pop as much as I wanted it too – so out of my scrap pieces of Whisper White I punched a 3/4″ circle.

And just like that, the front of your card is done.

Simple Hand Made Greeting Card Idea - Paper Craft Ideas

Now for the inside…

I wanted to use something to tie in the front of the card to the inside of the card.  But I also wanted a big piece of the Whisper White card stock so that there would be plenty of writing room.   And if I had used the yellow polka dot patterned paper, it would have gotten lost as this particular polka dot pattern has a lot of white space to it.  So I opted for more of the black and white, since it has the black background.

To tie in the yellow, I attached a strip of the Hello Honey that is 1/4″ taller than the 3/4″ tall strip behind that strip.  All that gets attached to a Whisper White piece that is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  And just like that you are done!

Simple Hand Made Greeting Card Idea - Paper Craft Ideas

As promised, here is the list of supplies that were used to create this card.  To order any of these supplies, simply click on the items and add them to your shopping bag and have them delivered to your doorstep!

 

Thank you so much for joining me for this paper crafting idea about making a simple hand made greeting card!  With a few supplies and simple instructions, it is a card that any level paper crafter can create!

New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Cards, Other | 0 comments

New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up!

New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up!

Get great deals on these awesome Stampin’ Up! Products!  Grab these by clicking on the links below:

 

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You – Stampin’ Up!}

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Cards, Thinking of You | 2 comments

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You – Stampin’ Up!}

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You – Stampin’ Up!}

Today’s card is all about making a hand made card to cheer up a friend using the Nuts About You Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!  Normally I make my cards for specific people, but not today.  I like having cards on hand as well and I have been dying to use this new stamp set from Stampin’ Up! ever since it arrived last week.  It’s ridiculously fun to use!

The Nuts About You stamp set is a hostess set – but if you are at all like me, you will agree that it was worth the big order to get.  (You can earn free hostess stamp set by either gathering up orders from your fellow stampers and putting it all in on one order – or you can place an order of $150 and get it that way.)  When you order this stamp set from me – I will send you a free tutorial with the exact step by step instructions on how to make this as a special thank you – AND THIS CARD TOO!

And if you have at all been on the fence about getting the Big Shot – grab it this month with these deals, add some dies to it and snatch up this stamp set!  All the supplies used to create this are listed at the bottom of this post.

We begin with our stamping for this card – and you will also want to do some masking for the tree part.  Let me show you what I mean.  We want the possum tail to really look like it is looped around the branch, right?  So we want to make a mask.

My favorite product for making a mask is either a Post it Note or Post it Tape.  And you want to stamp the base area you are working with both on your card stock and then on your Post it Note or Tape.  Then you cut around your image.

Here you can see that the tree is already stamped on my card stock, and then the mask is laid over the section that I want “masked”:

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You - Stampin' Up!}

Now when I go in to stamp my possum, only the right hand side of his tail will be over the front part of the branch.  And the left side of the possum tail gets stamped on our mask.  When we do that, it looks like this.

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You - Stampin' Up!}

Then it is time to stamp our words.  The “Hang in There” is stamped over and over again onto a strip of Whisper White card stock that is just a bit bigger than 1/2″ tall.  Then the Banner Punch is used to punch out both ends of it.

To get the backing for the words, I punched two pieces of Early Espresso card stock using the same banner punch.  The Early Espresso pieces go behind the Wild Wasabi (the green) layer.  It just looks like it goes all the way across the back!

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You - Stampin' Up!}

Dry emboss your Whisper White background to add some more fun texture to this card.  Then add it to your Early Espresso card base.

Now we do the inside – which was almost as much fun as that precious possum!

I stamped the squirrel first and then added grass on either side of our cute squirrel.

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You - Stampin' Up!}

The finishing touch for this card is the bow.  It is tied using the Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon and the 10 Second Bow Maker.

10 Second Bow Maker

And when that is added with a mini glue dot, we have our finished card:

How to Make a Hand Made Card to Cheer Up a Friend {Nuts About You - Stampin' Up!}How fun is this?!?!?

If you were having a rough time and this arrived in your mailbox, wouldn’t it bring even just a hint of a smile to your face?  If the answer is yes, then I encourage you to make this card for a friend that needs it.  Who in your world needs a smile on their face right now?

Below are all the supplies you need to recreate this card.  Remember, when you order place an order with me that qualifies you to earn this stamp set for free, I will send you this card in the mail along with a tutorial (with supplies/dimensions PLUS a VIDEO walking you through everything – from masking to bow tying!) so that you can recreate it very easily!

Simply click on the items below and add them to your shopping bag:

Thank you so much for joining me today for this fun project!  At the beginning, I said I did not make this card for a specific someone, but maybe I did – maybe it was meant to be for YOU!

I hope you enjoyed this hand made card idea designed to cheer up a friend using the Nuts About You Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!