Saturday, July 29, 2017

STAMPIN' UP! VIDEO - You Move Me

The set I'm showing you this week is a unique stamp set with a coordinating die that creates a card with motion! Imagine making butterflies and hummingbirds seemingly flutter on your card.

You'll find the YOU MOVE ME set on page 170 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Watch the magic happen then click on the catalog image on my side bar to order your set to amaze your friends!


Friday, July 28, 2017

FAST FIVE FRIDAY - Christmas In July - Day 13


Note: Rather than repost the One Sheet and dimensions, I'll be referring to THE FIRST POST in the series for the remainder of the OSW card posts.








Five Fabulous Quick and Easy Cards with the One Sheet Wonder using Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Remember, you can get the coordinating cardstock pack that includes the Thick Whisper White. I've also used the Cable Knit and Softly Falling  textured embossing folders.

Let's see how these five cards came together:





 
There are so many sketch options to choose from when using One Sheet Wonder cuts. I'd love to see what you do!

While we are talking about Christmas, I have to let you in on a little secret. If you've ever thought about being a Stampin' Up demonstrator, NOW is the perfect time!  What they are offering new demonstrators in the month of July is just ASTOUNDING!

You get to choose your own kit - $125 in Product for $99
PLUS..
You receive these BONUSES absolutely FREE!
      Paper Snips
      Grid Paper Pad
      Snail Adhesive
      Bone Folder
      D- Acrylic Block (2)
      PLUS....
      Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the new Holiday Catalog!

Have I mentioned, that stamp set is not available to the general public yet? That's CRAZY!

What does that mean for you? 
This amazing BONUS collection means you get a jump start on kicking off your Holiday Shopping Season with your customers. PLUS as a demonstrator, you'll begin earning 20% on your very first order (20% discount on personal orders) PLUS be able to order from the Holiday Pre-Order. Again, getting Holiday product in your hands before anyone else. 

What are you waiting for? Have questions? Please drop me a note on my contact form and I'm happy to answer them.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly


Thursday, July 27, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Day 12 - Cookie Cutter Christmas






Note: Rather than repost the One Sheet and dimensions, I'll be referring to THE FIRST POST in the series for the remainder of the OSW card posts.


I used the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing folder on Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the largest piece from the OSW.  This card is pretty simple. With all that is going on here at the house, simplicity is the key for keeping the blog up and this one fits the bill.

See you tomorrow with our second installment of One Sheet Wonder on Fast Five Friday. In the mean time:

While we are talking about Christmas, I have to let you in on a little secret. If you've ever thought about being a Stampin' Up demonstrator, NOW is the perfect time!  What they are offering new demonstrators in the month of July is just ASTOUNDING!

You get to choose your own kit - $125 in Product for $99
PLUS..
You receive these BONUSES absolutely FREE!
      Paper Snips
      Grid Paper Pad
      Snail Adhesive
      Bone Folder
      D- Acrylic Block (2)
      PLUS....
      Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the new Holiday Catalog!

Have I mentioned, that stamp set is not available to the general public yet? That's CRAZY!

What does that mean for you? 
This amazing BONUS collection means you get a jump start on kicking off your Holiday Shopping Season with your customers. PLUS as a demonstrator, you'll begin earning 20% on your very first order (20% discount on personal orders) PLUS be able to order from the Holiday Pre-Order. Again, getting Holiday product in your hands before anyone else. 

What are you waiting for? Have questions? Please drop me a note on my contact form and I'm happy to answer them.

Creative Blessings!

Kelly

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Day 11 - Cookie Cutter Christmas







Note: Rather than repost the One Sheet and dimensions, I'll be referring to THE FIRST POST in the series for the remainder of the OSW card posts.


I used the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing folder on Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the largest piece from the OSW.  I added Gold 1/8" ribbon trim. 
This card is pretty simple. With all that is going on here at the house, simplicity is the key for keeping the blog up and this one fits the bill.

See you tomorrow with another one from the One Sheet Wonder. In the mean time:

While we are talking about Christmas, I have to let you in on a little secret. If you've ever thought about being a Stampin' Up demonstrator, NOW is the perfect time!  What they are offering new demonstrators in the month of July is just ASTOUNDING!

You get to choose your own kit - $125 in Product for $99
PLUS..
You receive these BONUSES absolutely FREE!
      Paper Snips
      Grid Paper Pad
      Snail Adhesive
      Bone Folder
      D- Acrylic Block (2)
      PLUS....
      Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the new Holiday Catalog!

Have I mentioned, that stamp set is not available to the general public yet? That's CRAZY!

What does that mean for you? 
This amazing BONUS collection means you get a jump start on kicking off your Holiday Shopping Season with your customers. PLUS as a demonstrator, you'll begin earning 20% on your very first order (20% discount on personal orders) PLUS be able to order from the Holiday Pre-Order. Again, getting Holiday product in your hands before anyone else. 

What are you waiting for? Have questions? Please drop me a note on my contact form and I'm happy to answer them.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Day 10 - Cookie Cutter Christmas






Good morning, everyone!

Today, I'm continuing the Christmas in July series with that One Sheet Wonder (OSW) we worked with last week. All this week, I'll finish up those pieces but I've switched the stamp set to Cookie Cutter Christmas polymer stamp set. I didn't use this set much last year when it was released so I thought while I wait to see what Stampin' UP! has in store for us this Holiday season, I'll pull this one out and play.  So here we go!

Note: Rather than repost the One Sheet and dimensions, I'll be referring to THE FIRST POST in the series for the remainder of the OSW card posts.


I love how the Cookie Cutter Christmas folks fit perfectly within the 2nd to largest of the Stitched Framelit Dies.  I used Cherry Cobbler (found in the Regals Stampin Write Marker Collection)  and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers as well as Memento Tuxedo Black for the sentiment.

The background is Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder on Garden Green. 

While we are talking about Christmas, I have to let you in on a little secret. If you've ever thought about being a Stampin' Up demonstrator, NOW is the perfect time!  What they are offering new demonstrators in the month of July is just ASTOUNDING!

You get to choose your own kit - $125 in Product for $99
PLUS..
You receive these BONUSES absolutely FREE!
      Paper Snips
      Grid Paper Pad
      Snail Adhesive
      Bone Folder
      D- Acrylic Block (2)
      PLUS....
      Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the new Holiday Catalog!

Have I mentioned, that stamp set is not available to the general public yet? That's CRAZY!

What does that mean for you? 
This amazing BONUS collection means you get a jump start on kicking off your Holiday Shopping Season with your customers. PLUS as a demonstrator, you'll begin earning 20% on your very first order (20% discount on personal orders) PLUS be able to order from the Holiday Pre-Order. Again, getting Holiday product in your hands before anyone else. 

What are you waiting for? Have questions? Please drop me a note on my contact form and I'm happy to answer them.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly





Monday, July 24, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Day 9 - Carols of Christmas


Yes, I'm still featuring the Carols of Christmas. Why not? It's a versatile set. Aside from that, I'd already made today's card before making the Fast Five I showed on Friday. 
Let's see what I did with this set:


If you can use markers and a die cutting machine, this card is as easy as it gets. I started with the 4.25" x 5.5" Whisper White card base.  This card would be great to do an entire set of in an assembly-line cutting, gluing session for a quick batch to use or give as a gift.



1) cut a piece of green tree background print from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper 5.5" x 3". Make sure to position the pattern going horizontal on your paper trimmer to cut the 5.5" otherwise your trees will be sideways (don't ask how I know.  ;-)  )

2) Cut a piece from a red pattern of the designer series paper at 5.5" x 3/4".  Use a piece of the Silver 1/8" Ribbon cut approx. 6.25" long. Use Multi-Purpose Glue to attach the ribbon to the center of the red strip (step 2) , wrapping the ends around the back of the mat and secure in place.  Next, cut a piece of the same ribbon to tie a bow. Trim the tails and use a Mini Glue Dot to set in place.

3) Adhere this over the top of the green pattern paper about 1/2 way -running your adhesive strip down the center of the back of the strip. This allows you to tuck the tree die cuts in Step 5.

4) Using the largest circle from the Stitched Framelits dies, cut one from Whisper White cardstock.
Use the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green markers to color the stamp Peace On Earth. Notice how the lines with 'on' kind of blend together with the red and green, transitioning from one color to the other.  Set aside.

5) Cut the trees from Garden Green cardstock using the double tree and single tree dies from the set. use the Multi-Purpose glue to set them in place, tucking them in behind the red DSP paper layer as shown in the picture above. Then use the Mono Adhesive to attach your sentiment circle.

There you have another Christmas card (or several of this one) in your stash.

While we are talking about Christmas, I have to let you in on a little secret. If you've ever thought about being a Stampin' Up demonstrator, NOW is the perfect time!  What they are offering new demonstrators in the month of July is just ASTOUNDING!

You get to choose your own kit - $125 in Product for $99
PLUS..
You receive these BONUSES absolutely FREE!
      Paper Snips
      Grid Paper Pad
      Snail Adhesive
      Bone Folder
      D- Acrylic Block (2)
      PLUS....
      Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the new Holiday Catalog!

Have I mentioned, that stamp set is not available to the general public yet? That's CRAZY!

What does that mean for you? 
This amazing BONUS collection means you get a jump start on kicking off your Holiday Shopping Season with your customers. PLUS as a demonstrator, you'll begin earning 20% on your very first order (20% discount on personal orders) PLUS be able to order from the Holiday Pre-Order. Again, getting Holiday product in your hands before anyone else. 

What are you waiting for? Have questions? Please drop me a note on my contact form and I'm happy to answer them.

Creative Blessings!

Kelly




Saturday, July 22, 2017

STAMPIN' UP! VIDEO - Oh So Eclectic!

BUNDLE ALERT!

WOW! 
What an incredible line of color! The Naturally Eclectic DSP is perfect for any occasion.There's also great crinkled seam binding ribbon, overlays and an unusual Thinlits Die.
You can see all of these products on page 132-133 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

The BUNDLE is for the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set & Thinlits Dies. 

You get 2-step stamping. When I look at the background for the full-face flower I see the glazing on a donut. Maybe that's because I've just finished showing you the May Paper Pumpkin as I type this. I have donuts on the brain.

And the die is great for creating your own stencil/ mask to use the Embossing Paste I showed you on June 24th.

I look forward to showing you what I have in mind for this set. In the mean time, check out the video from Stampin' UP!


Friday, July 21, 2017

FAST FIVE FRIDAY - Christmas in July - Day 8


This Fast Five is coming to you over the next few days. I chose to do a One Sheet Wonder, using a pattern for 12x12 I designed several years ago.


When I had finished cutting out all of the pieces, I modified some of them as they were auditioned against the card front. I still wound up with 18 cards but some of the pieces were trimmed to fit the 4.25" x 5.5" rather than the 5x7 they were initially designed for.

We are winding up our week with the Carols of Christmas:


After cutting the One Sheet, I cut 18 card bases from Whisper White in a combination of side fold (scored at the 4.25) or top fold (scored at the 5.5) 

Then I then chose the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstock that coordinate with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.  You can buy the coordinating cardstock pack that includes both the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green as well as the Thick Whisper White.  I cut half of the mats (4" x 5.25") from each of the Cherry and Green. You'll see I turned some vertical and some horizontal. 



Then I auditioned all of the One Sheet pieces to the mats to see how best to utilize all of the pieces and trim where needed. I kept the Carols of Christmas sentiments in mind... as to which Stitched Framelits I would use where.  


Once I was finished, here's the five cards I came up with for this week:






Each of these cards could be tuned up by adding any of the die-cuts from the Carols of Christmas die set but Fast Five Friday is all about simplicity. I'd love to see what you do with the one-sheet. I don't have a PDF but I think the dimensions are clear enough in the picture above. If not, email me and I'll see what I can do about conversion. 

While we are talking about Christmas, I have to let you in on a little secret. If you've ever thought about being a Stampin' Up demonstrator, NOW is the perfect time!  What they are offering new demonstrators in the month of July is just ASTOUNDING!

You get to choose your own kit - $125 in Product for $99
PLUS..
You receive these BONUSES absolutely FREE!
      Paper Snips
      Grid Paper Pad
      Snail Adhesive
      Bone Folder
      D- Acrylic Block (2)
      PLUS....
      Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the new Holiday Catalog!

Have I mentioned, that stamp set is not available to the general public yet? That's CRAZY!

What does that mean for you? 
This amazing BONUS collection means you get a jump start on kicking off your Holiday Shopping Season with your customers. PLUS as a demonstrator, you'll begin earning 20% on your very first order (20% discount on personal orders) PLUS be able to order from the Holiday Pre-Order. Again, getting Holiday product in your hands before anyone else. 

What are you waiting for? Have questions? Please drop me a note on my contact form and I'm happy to answer them.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly















Thursday, July 20, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Day 7 - Carols of Christmas



CAROLS OF CHRSITMAS!


Today's card is a top fold. 

I've used Be Merry Designer Series Paper and Garden Green cardstock.


1) From an 8.5 x 11" sheet of Garden Green cut on the 8.5" at the 4.25. Score one of them on the 11" side at 5.5". Fold on the score line and firm with your bone folder.

2) Cut a mat 4" x 4.25" from the deer patterned paper in the Be Merry DSP. Set aside

This next step uses a non- SU product. Utilizing tools from our supplies is always a good idea. If I'd owned the Layering Square Framelits, I would have used the largest one and pieced the edges together.

3) Cut 2 strips from Whisper White 3-7/8" x 1/2".  Create a scalloped or other decorative edge on one side of each strip. Layer behind the designer series paper at the top and bottom. 

4) From a strip of the green tree background paper from the Be Merry Designer Series paper, cut a strip 11" x 1". Find center then fold 1/4" on either side of that center mark with the tree pattern up to create a ribbon. Adhere this to your card base, then layer the mat from Step 3 on top, centering on the card base.

5) Cut a piece of Whisper White using the largest square in the Stitched Framelits. Round the corners.  Then stamp Peace On Earth in Versa Mark and emboss with the Gold Embossing Powder.

6) Use Whisper White cardstock scraps to stamp three poinsettia flowers and three of the holly leaves. I used Cherry Cobbler for the flowers and Garden Green for the leaves. Die cut these pieces out.  

7) From two of the holly leaves, trim them out so that you have a 2-leaf and a single leaf from each.
Adhere the flowers and leaves as shown using the mono liquid glue. Adhere this mat to the center of the one from Step 4 using dimensionals. 


This does come as a Bundle - meaning you save 10% when you buy both.... Beginning August 1!

As we did with the Eastern Beauty Suite in the Spring, this set will be available for Early Order beginning August 1 - before it is released in the Holiday catalog (launching Sept. 1) 

Not only that, but you can get this stamp set early - before August 1 - as part of your kit when you choose to become a demonstrator.

Remember, back on Day 1 of this series I mentioned this stamp set....

While we are talking about Christmas, I have to let you in on a little secret. If you've ever thought about being a Stampin' Up demonstrator, NOW is the perfect time!  What they are offering new demonstrators in the month of July is just ASTOUNDING!

You get to choose your own kit - $125 in Product for $99 
PLUS..
You receive these BONUSES absolutely FREE!
      Paper Snips
      Grid Paper Pad
      Snail Adhesive
      Bone Folder
      D- Acrylic Block (2)
      PLUS....
      Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the new Holiday Catalog!

Have I mentioned, that stamp set is not available to the general public yet? That's CRAZY! 

What does that mean for you?  
This amazing BONUS collection means you get a jump start on kicking off your Holiday Shopping Season with your customers. PLUS as a demonstrator, you'll begin earning 20% on your very first order (20% discount on personal orders) PLUS be able to order from the Holiday Pre-Order. Again, getting Holiday product in your hands before anyone else.  

What are you waiting for? Have questions? Please drop me a note on my contact form and I'm happy to answer them.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Day 7 - Carols of Christmas

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS

This week is a simple layering card using Be Merry Designer Series Paper

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

The two separate layers using dimensionals are what give this card the pop factor while keeping the steps easy. 

1) The striped DSP is matted on a 4.25x5.5 Whisper White card base. Then the white background mat is cut at 3.5 x 4.75  Stamp the ornament images (there are 2 variations in the set, I used both) in Pear Pizzaz. 

2) On a separate piece of Whisper White, stamp Deck the Halls in Basic Black then trim out close around. The banner is 3/4" x 2.5" from Cherry Cobbler then notched at either end. I used Mono glue to adhere the banner then the whole piece is set with dimensionals. 

3) Cut 2 strips 3/4" x 5.5" from Cherry Cobbler. Cut each one at a diagonal on both ends to create a ribbon end. Layer these on top of the Be Merry DSP background then adhere the full mat from Step 2 on top with dimensionals.

This does come as a Bundle - meaning you save 10% when you buy both.... Beginning August 1!

As we did with the Eastern Beauty Suite in the Spring, this set will be available for Early Order beginning August 1 - before it is released in the Holiday catalog (launching Sept. 1) 

Not only that, but you can get this stamp set early - before August 1 - as part of your kit when you choose to become a demonstrator.

Remember, back on Day 1 of this series I mentioned this stamp set....

While we are talking about Christmas, I have to let you in on a little secret. If you've ever thought about being a Stampin' Up demonstrator, NOW is the perfect time!  What they are offering new demonstrators in the month of July is just ASTOUNDING!

You get to choose your own kit - $125 in Product for $99 
PLUS..
You receive these BONUSES absolutely FREE!
      Paper Snips
      Grid Paper Pad
      Snail Adhesive
      Bone Folder
      D- Acrylic Block (2)
      PLUS....
      Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the new Holiday Catalog!

Have I mentioned, that stamp set is not available to the general public yet? That's CRAZY! 

What does that mean for you?  
This amazing BONUS collection means you get a jump start on kicking off your Holiday Shopping Season with your customers. PLUS as a demonstrator, you'll begin earning 20% on your very first order (20% discount on personal orders) PLUS be able to order from the Holiday Pre-Order. Again, getting Holiday product in your hands before anyone else.  

What are you waiting for? Have questions? Please drop me a note on my contact form and I'm happy to answer them.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

PAPER PUMPKIN - July

AS IS & WITH A TWIST


Paper Pumpkin hasn't posted their July unboxing yet so I'm sharing this video from one of my favorite SU dems on YouTube - 


There are some really cute elements to this kit. They have almost a Spring quality to them. But I figured out how to turn one into a Christmas card. I'll show you that in With A Twist at the end of this post.




At first I wasn't sure I'd like these little wooden mountain pieces but they are pretty cool when you're finished. To position them within the circle opening, after putting the mountain scene according to the directions included in the kit, I turned the circle mat over and worked from the back:


I swirled a bit of the mono liquid glue below the circle opening then positioned the mountain scene accordingly, leaving a bit of space above the highest peak. The mom glue dries pretty quick. I also used the dimensionals for the sentiment tab.


I liked this springy card so much, I made two of them. Just changing the sentiment and it's position:


This next card was the absolute easiest card with a unique technique. I have to tell you, I have approximately 200 rolls of Washi Tape. So when I unboxed this kit yesterday, I had to get all excited and show Bob they'd included two rolls of washi. We have this thing when I'm shopping. If I'm anywhere near washi table displays he will say 'Step away from the washi'. 

The watercolor background is pre-done. Just stamp the little star burts in Tranquil Tide.



When I first looked at the picture, I could not figure out what I was missing. I could not find this printed circle in the kit anywhere!  Well, all else fails read the directions...


Use your washi to make a BACKGROUND!  The circle is punched out from the circle frame in Card 1. 

This final card uses the heart punch out from Card 2 & 3 as well as sticker strips from the kit.


Okay.. while this might not be the most ingenious Christmas card, it works. 


I stamped around the circle opening with the sunburst in Tranquil Tide. Then applied Real Red Enamel Dots for accent. The sentiment from At Home With You fits perfectly on the provided sentiment strip. Next week, I'll show you an alternative to this design.

We're still doing Christmas in July and I have cards lined up for the rest of this week including a One Sheet Wonder for the Fab Five Friday. All the cards this week showcase the Carols of Christmas stamp set.... an Early Purchase available in August. 

Paper Pumpkin is the easiest way to add to your All Occasion Card Stash. Never be left without a card for those last minute mailings. For $19.95, Paper Pumpkin will arrive in your mail box somewhere around the 17th of the month. You can sign up and cancel at any time. To receive the August Paper Pumpkin you must be signed up before August 10th. Go to Paper Pumpkin and select me as your demonstrator when prompted to receive a bonus gift from me.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly