Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Peony Garden


The Annual Catalog Inspiration 

Peony Garden Suite Some images are timeless and endure through the changes of years and styles. The Peony Garden Suite is a perfect example of timeless elegance. From simple stamping to over-the-top, this suite covers all the bases. Use traditional colors, stamping and die-cutting to create a peony that looks like it came right out of grandma's garden or create a simple modern, monochrome look with the flower stamped in a neutral color on Whisper White. I think you'll find yourself reaching for this suite for many occasions. This lovely tutorial includes two ways to watercolor and uses the Peony Dies to build a gorgeous 3-D flower. Let's make something beautiful! Sincerely,
Diane
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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS Prized Peony (#152504) 
PAPER Whisper White (#100730) Whisper White Thick (#140272) Gorgeous Grape (#146987) Soft Sea Foam (#146988) Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (#149612) Neutrals 6 X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper (#152485) 
INK Jet Black StazOn (#101406) Old Olive (#147090) Gorgeous Grape (#147099) 
TOOLS Blender Pens (#102845) Water Painters (#151298) Peony Dies (#152701) EMBELLISHMENTS Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (#153620) 
ADHESIVES: Stampin' SEAL (#152813) Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430) Stampin' SEAL+ (#149699) Mini Glue Dots (#103683)
TIPS: Create depth and shading in watercoloring by painting on a light wash layer and then adding light layers of color to the area you want darker. Allow the paper to dry a bit between layers so it can absorb more ink, but not completely to avoid harsh lines.

Coordinating Products

Peony Garden Suite Collection Prized Peony Bundle Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set Peony Garden Designer Series Paper Square Vellum Doilies Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder Elegant Faceted Gems https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/152463/gray-granite-1-4-6-4-mm-shimmer-ribbon 

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Playful Pets So Cute


The Annual Catalog Inspiration 

Playful Pet Suite Pet lovers are howling with excitement over the purr-fectly whimsical Playful Pets suite. The Playful Pets bundle of stamps and dies are a must-have for anyone with a fur-baby. The Playful Pets Designer Series Paper is a great accent and some of the designs coordinate with the dies to create fast and fabulous pet cutouts. In this tutorial I'm showing one layout done two ways. The first is a simple stamping (#simplestamping) card using stamps, ink, and paper. The second card is the stepped up version that adds in die cutting, 3D embossing, and heat embossing. Sincerely,
Diane
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Playful Pets Simple Stamping and Stepped Up Cards Playful Pet Cards

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SUPPLIES:

BOTH CARDS: 
STAMPS Stamp Set Cling Pampered Pets (#152520)
  PAPER Whisper White cardstock (#100730) Basic Gray cardstock (#121044) Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (#152489) 
  ADHESIVE Mini Glue Dots (#103683) Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) Stampin' Seal (#152813)EMBELLISHMENTS Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack (#152466)
  SIMPLE STAMPING CARD: INK Jet Black Stazon Pad (#101406) Watercolor Pencils (#141709) Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (#149014) Real Red Ink Pad (#147084) Basic Gray Ink Pad (#149165)
  OTHER Sticky Note 

STEPPED UP CARD: 
PAPER Real Red cardstock (#102482)INK VersaMark Pad (#102283) TOOLS Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder (#149643) Stitched Rectangles Dies (#151820) Heat Tool (#129053)
 EMBELLISHMENTS White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109132 ) Playful Pets Trinkets (#152465) TIP: When creating a mask, stamp the image over the sticky section of a sticky note so that the sticky will help the mask stay in place while stamping.

Coordinating Products

Playful Pets Suite Collection Pampered Pets Bundle Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack Playful Pets Designer Series Paper Playful Pets Trinkets Watercolor Pencils Blender Pens Stampin' Seal   Playful Pet Suite


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Monday, July 27, 2020

August Paper Pumpkin World's Greatest


Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin - Kits in the Mail 

Paper Pumpkin - Paper Crafting Kits in the Mail With Paper Pumpkin, subscribers are provided with everything they need to explore their creativity and discover new ways to craft. As we navigate a “new normal” in today’s world, there’s plenty of opportunity to papercraft! And, more importantly, there’s no better time than now to create something that’ll show the essential people in your life just how awesome you think they are.

Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions! 


For the World's Greatest 

WATCH VIDEO  What's Inside? With a monthly Paper Pumpkin craft subscription box, you'll save time and money . . . and eventually build a collection of versatile Stampin’ Up! crafting supplies. Design While the elements of the August kit can be used to show appreciation for anyone, the masculine card designs are perfect for the men in your life! Project Type 9 Cards & Envelopes size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” Coordinating Colors Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede,White 

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin - Kits in the Mail

Sincerely,
Diane
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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Forever Fern Sample Cards

The Forever Greenery Suite is one of my favorites in the new annual catalog.  You will find it on pages 108-110.  Yesterday's post was on the whole suite - you can see it here.

Here are two cards that I received from my most recent swap. Are they spectacular? 





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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Forever Greenery Suite

Forever Greenery


The Annual Catalog Inspiration 

  Forever Greenery Suite When you think of leaves you may think of autumn, but the Forever Greenery Suite is here to change your mind! This gorgeous collection of leafy images and greetings is one of my top must-have items from the new Annual Catalog. The detailed images are timeless and work with a variety of styles from rustic to modern. Use them alone for quick and simple cards or add the dies and coordinating embellishments to really create that wow effect. These leaves won't fall behind in autumn, I'll be reaching for them to create all year-round. This shabby chic card tutorial is just one example of the colorful creations you can make with this suite! Sincerely,
Diane
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-------------------------------------------------- Colorful Forever Fern Card Forever Greenery Cards

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS Forever Fern (#152559)
  PAPER Whisper White (#100730) Crumb Cake (#120953) Bumblebee (#153077) 
  INK Tuxedo Black Memento (#132708) Garden Green (#)147089 Pear Pizzazz (#147104) Petal Pink (#147108) Crumb Cake (#147116) Rococo Rose (#150080) Just Jade (#153115) Bumblebee (#153116) TOOLS Forever Flourishing Dies (#152714) Simply Shammy (#147042)  
 ADHESIVE Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) Stampin' SEAL (#152813) Glue Dots (#103683) EMBELLISHMENTS Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (#152475) 
  TIPS: Use the Simply Shammy with water to clean stamp thoroughly between colors. It's easy to clean, reusable, and stores perfectly in a Standard Stamp Case (#119105).

Coordinating Products

Forever Greenery Suite Collection Forever Fern Bundle Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack Gold Hoops Embellishments Greenery Embossing Folders Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set Forever Greenery Suite

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Using Stampin Seal Video

Good morning! Today I watched a video about using the new Stampin Seal.  I ave been having trouble breaking it off at the end.  I liked her method about twisting at the end to break the adhesive. This adhesive holds really well but there is this learning curve. Watch this ladies video and try out her methods.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJxtOJzcmFM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2WNRRFj9Z7LT_FDknpkltbZL7Z9kTiYv4reB_AhqalMkg-mRKXpi9nGLo


You can see all about the Stampin Seal in an earlier here. Now might be a good time to try out this product.







Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between July 1 and August 3, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 30. How fun is that?! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Win! Win!

For every order you place, you will receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August. Yay!

The promotion begins on Wednesday July 1st. Don’t miss out!


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Friday, July 3, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Lovely You Fun Fold and Bonus Days


Lovely You card made using a fun fold that I learned from some presentations on the NC Demo site last weekend.  It looks super complicated but it is not hard at all. You can comment if you would like the directions for it. You can see the supplies used at the bottom of this post.

















Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between July 1 and August 3, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 30. How fun is that?! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Win! Win!

For every order you place, you will receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August. Yay!

The promotion begins on Wednesday July 1st. Don’t miss out!


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