Creative Fold, Handmade Cards, Winter

I WISH I made this card!

There isn’t anything I don’t love about this card, the colors, the design, the birds- yes everything. Sadly I can’t say I was the one who designed/made it. Happily it did arrive in the mail from my friend Linda Bauwin as a thank you for her Christmas gift.

Want to see the gift that deserved such a great card? It comes with a story.

After years of saving pallet boards to make this accent wall in our bedroom we found that we OVER estimated how much we would need. (Not to toot my own horn but didn’t this turn out awesome!!)

Every now and again I have a good idea on how to use “left overs”. Marc and Sidney don’t always appreciate being drafted into these moments of brilliance but are generally good sports. They cut up and created over 25 of these boards and I painted them- with the help of a stencil of course. Most of our friends and family got the the OH home boards for Christmas but a few wine loving special friends got the design on the right. Below is the set I kept for myself.

Now you might be saying DANA why are you showing us someone else’s card and talking about Christmas gifts?! It’s simple, use what you have! Remember that Stampin’ Up Designer Series paper has two sides, one very patterned and one not so much. In this case it might have been easy to look at the birds and branches bundle and say… oh well that’s only for spring or the snowflake splendor paper and say well that is only for Christmas.

I say break open those precious packs of designer series paper, stamp images outside the box and create beautiful cards- you’ll be happy you did.

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If you haven’t heard already, Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a wide variety of unique papercrafting projects for subscribers of any skill level! These themed, all-inclusive craft kits encourage new crafters to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting or experienced crafters quick easy and coordinated projects.

Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!

With the add-on to January’s sweet and sentimental kit, there’s even more love to share! The add-on—called Little Love Boxes—includes 20 tiny, printed boxes and 24 die-cut, heart-shelled snails and sentiment labels. When combined with the remaining components from the Sending Hearts kit, you can create treat packaging, additional cards, and so much more!

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• Includes 20 printed mini boxes and 24 decorative die-cuts and labels.

Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple for so long. We love it and we know you love it, too. We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

We know Whisper White has a huge fan base; we’re big fans, too! And we are crushed that it’s going away. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. We are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White! 

The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by our quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. We believe in the quality of the new Basic White cardstock and we know it will become your new crafting staple! 

What does this mean for you?

With Whisper White going out of production, this means a number of Whisper White products will be affected. We know preorder is a time for you to purchase new items to prepare for the upcoming months of your business so we wanted to give you this information before Whisper White products sell out and before all Basic White products are fully ready so you can include it in your business planning. Below is a list of all products that will be replaced with our new Basic White cardstock. These items are now available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order.

  • Whisper White 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock (124302)
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149710)
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527)
  • Whisper White 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Envelopes (145829)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (100730)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock (140272)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301)

Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. This means that some Whisper White and Basic White productsmay be available at the same time. Additionally, due to the nature of sourcing, some Basic White products may not be available before the Whisper White products sell out. Please know that we are working on getting these products available to you as fast as possible.

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LOOK FOR THE MINI COMING SOON!

Creating die cuts and embossed designs is easy, thanks to Stampin’ Cut & Emboss! Our die cutting and embossing products do the work so you can have the fun. SERIOUSLY THIS MACHINGE CUTS LIKE BUTTER!!

Our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines offer multiple die cutting and embossing options for you to share with all types of stampers from beginners to seasoned crafters. Stampin’ Up!-exclusive machines offer the highest quality and make precise cuts and detailed embossed images every time. They’re also simple to store and easily portable, which makes packing for your events a cinch! They come with all the tools needed to get started right away, making it easy for you to have a fantastic die-cutting and embossing experience from the start.

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THE NEW ANNUAL CATALOG IS HERE, AND THAT MEANS YOU’VE GOT A NEW SOURCE OF CREATIVITY TO EXPLORE!

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Creative Fold, Fall, Handmade Cards, Masculine Cards, Technique

Gilded Autumn Gate Fold Card

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OOH fall, oooh Mint Macaron, ooooh this card- they all make me happy! It is silly but really there is not anything I don’t love about now, except how fast it seems to go :(.

Fancy folds are not really my thing but this one is not too far out of my comfort zone and it has a little trick to make the technique work. It was a challenge card so cross your fingers for me but even if it doesn’t net me 1st place it is a winner in my book!

The steps below will walk you thru how to make the card and the design is super easy to repeat on other holidays… think balloons for a birthday, cake for an anniversary, flowers for sympathy, and animals for kids.

  1. Cut  a sheet of cardstock in half on the short side of the paper to create a 4 1/4 x 11 piece to create the card base.

  2. Score at 2 3/4 from each edge and fold so the sides meet at the center.

  3. From the remaining cardstock cut a 1 x 11 belly band. The width can be increased if the sentiment is larger.  Wrap belly band around the wide portion of of the card    ** the ends will not meet** so that the opening is where you wish to place the largest cropped piece.

  4. Cut 2 pieces measuring 2 1/2 x 4 of designer series paper and adhere to the card base with Stampin’ seal.

  5. Crop the shapes (leaves in this card) that adhere the belly band together. For example here I used Stazon to stamp a leaf design on Brushed Metallic cardstock and cropped. Then I placed Stampin’ Seal on the belly band edges before placing the leaf to connect the edges. Here is where the technique comes in.

  6. Make sure to arrange your pieces so there is enough room for the sentiment to be stamped. Stamp the sentiment

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You earned it! It’s time to use those Bonus Days coupon codes. Hurry they are only good until August 31 2020.

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As you browse through this catalog to plan your holiday projects, you’ll find lots of new products to love. You’ll also see that some favorite holiday products from previous catalogs are back just in case you missed them before

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Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers fun ‘n’ easy papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these themed all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set. As the subscription continues, subscribers will have a collection of cards and other creations for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies!

As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

Don’t miss out on all the fall fun, subscribe to the Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 August and 10 September HERE.

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STRETCH YOUR DOLLARS EVEN MORE!  Save 10% when you purchase product bundles.  See ALL product bundles by clicking here.

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Follow these steps:

Step 1: Click the JOIN NOW button below.

Step 2: Read and agree to the Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA).

Step 3: Choose your Starter Kit items from your wish list. In addition to the standard $125 worth of products for $99 you’ll also receive FREE shipping (a 10% value), 20-25% off of all future orders while being a demonstrator and early access to new catalogs/special promotions. All of this without committment to sale, hold parties or penalty for dropping.

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STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS PRODUCT LINE:

Creating die cuts and embossed designs is easy, thanks to Stampin’ Cut & Emboss! Our die cutting and embossing products do the work so you and your customers can have the fun.

Our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines offer multiple die cutting and embossing options for you to share with all types of customers–from beginners to seasoned crafters. Both of our Stampin’ Up!-exclusive machines offer the highest quality and make precise cuts and detailed embossed images every time. They’re also simple to store and easily portable, which makes packing for your events a cinch! They come with all the tools needed to get started right away, making it easy for your customers to have a fantastic die-cutting and embossing experience from the start.

SO MUCH TO LOVE:

So what sets our machines apart from the rest? Here are some of our favorite features.

  • Durable machines with high-quality results. The solid steel construction frame and rubber feet that securely grip the work surface produce crisp, clean, precise cutting and beautifully detailed embossing.
  • Easy to use. The machines and tools are designed for an intuitive die-cutting and embossing experience. For example, all plates are labeled with a number and are color coded for easy reference and use when building your sandwich. And just like the name suggests, our Magnetic Cutting Plates have fully-magnetic surfaces to make it easy to securely position your dies and keep them in place.
  • Simple to store. The platforms on both machines fold for space-saving storage and they look pretty too–the sleek, clean design suits any crafting space.
  • Portable. You can use both machines at home or on the go with their folding platforms and ergonomic carrying handles. This makes it easy to showcase the product line in your classes and workshops! It’s also convenient for your customers who like to attend crops or other crafting get togethers.

Available Sept 1st!

 

Birthday, CASEd with Class, Creative Fold, Free PDF Tutorial, Handmade Cards, Retired Gems, Spring, Sympathy, Technique

Great Cards I Forgot to Post… Part 3

  1. Did you miss Part 1? Find it HERE. Find Part 2 HERE.

So here is Part 3 of the great cards I made from the bundle Timeless Tulips. As a special BONUS some of these cards have a FREE tutorial you can download. My way of appologizing for taking sooo long to post all the cards I have made. Guess I was just too wrapped up in Corona Cleaning (my house/yard are looking great though!)

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Down load my PDF Tutorial by clicking below.

Timeless Tulips-Beautiful Difference PDF

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Down load my PDF Tutorial by clicking below.

Timeless Tulips-Get Well Card Tutorial copy PDF

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Down load my PDF Tutorial by clicking below.

Timeless Tulips-Card Tutorial PDF

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Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect to expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

Start your Paper Pumpkin subscription by clicking hereOrder by the 10th of the month to receive this month’s kit!

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The 2020-21 annual catalog is here! Need one? Just contact me at DanaDavis@stampinup.net or click the image above to be directed to the digital copy.CM1016000B.jpg

STRETCH YOUR DOLLARS EVEN MORE!  Save 10% when you purchase product bundles.  See ALL product bundles by clicking here.

  ***If your Catalog wish list is over $100 join the Stampin’ Up! family and get the best deal available with Stampin’ Up!***

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Click the JOIN NOW button below.

Step 2: Read and agree to the Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA).

Step 3: Choose your Starter Kit items from your wish list. In addition to the standard $125 worth of products for $99 you’ll also receive FREE shipping (a 10% value), 20-25% off of all future orders while being a demonstrator and early access to new catalogs/special promotions. All of this without committment to sale, hold parties or penalty for dropping.

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I can’t wait to welcome you to my family!

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STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS PRODUCT LINE:

Creating die cuts and embossed designs is easy, thanks to Stampin’ Cut & Emboss! Our die cutting and embossing products do the work so you and your customers can have the fun.

Our Stampin’ Cut & Emboss and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines offer multiple die cutting and embossing options for you to share with all types of customers–from beginners to seasoned crafters. Both of our Stampin’ Up!-exclusive machines offer the highest quality and make precise cuts and detailed embossed images every time. They’re also simple to store and easily portable, which makes packing for your events a cinch! They come with all the tools needed to get started right away, making it easy for your customers to have a fantastic die-cutting and embossing experience from the start.

SO MUCH TO LOVE:

So what sets our machines apart from the rest? Here are some of our favorite features.

  • Durable machines with high-quality results. The solid steel construction frame and rubber feet that securely grip the work surface produce crisp, clean, precise cutting and beautifully detailed embossing.
  • Easy to use. The machines and tools are designed for an intuitive die-cutting and embossing experience. For example, all plates are labeled with a number and are color coded for easy reference and use when building your sandwich. And just like the name suggests, our Magnetic Cutting Plates have fully-magnetic surfaces to make it easy to securely position your dies and keep them in place.
  • Simple to store. The platforms on both machines fold for space-saving storage and they look pretty too–the sleek, clean design suits any crafting space.
  • Portable. You can use both machines at home or on the go with their folding platforms and ergonomic carrying handles. This makes it easy to showcase the product line in your classes and workshops! It’s also convenient for your customers who like to attend crops or other crafting get togethers.

***Available Sept 1st!***

 

Anniversary/Love/Valentine's/Wedding, Creative Fold, Handmade Cards, Video Tutorials

Love “Z” Fold Card and Video

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Learn to make this card from the Cards of Love Class. Want to make your own Valentines? Get your hands on my Special Offering: DIY Valentines Kit and qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration items as well as a generous amount of other FREE coordinating items from the All My Love Suite.

The Stars of the Show:

  • Stamp Set: Meant To Be
  • Die Set: Be Mine Stitched Framelits
  • Base: Lovely Lipstick and for large heart
  • Cardstock: Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 and for small heart
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP): All My Love  4 x 2 1/2
  • Ink/Marker: Lovely Lipstick Classic Stamp Pad & Dark Stampin’ Blends
  • Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet & Snail
  • Tools & Accessories:  Big Shot, Bone folder, Clear Blocks D,  Heart Epoxy Droplets, Stampin’ Trimmer

Watch the video below to see how I made it!

Click on the link or any product below to be directed to my online shop and be sure to enter the JANUARY HOST CODE MVAB9YPS to be eligible for the special offering and for monthly giveaways!

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Remember it’s Sale-a-bration time. Earn FREE product gifts for every $50 or $100 (total before shipping and tax) you spend.  I love how many of the gifts coordinate with Occasions Catalog products for even more paper crafting mileage.  Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration brochure and product gifts with purchase on-line.

Shop the Occasions Catalog for this year of birthdays and holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and all those special events in between even for your fur babies. Get your hands and blocks on newest stamps CLING STAMPS where gone are the days of dropping your freshly inked stamp right where you didn’t want it.

STRETCH YOUR DOLLARS EVEN MORE!  Save 10% when you purchase coordinating product bundles.  See ALL product bundles.

If your order is over $150* please don’t use the code because there are Stampin’ Rewards waiting for you! Stampin’ Rewards start at $15.

Host a Party and get even more rewards.Host a Party and get even more rewards.   Who doesn’t love a bonus?  Stock up or build an order with a friend.  When you reach $250 or more in products (total before shipping and tax), you earn a $25 product bonus in addition to Stampin’ Rewards.

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Or go ALL IN and join my stamping family with the best deal I have seen in years. Take your pick of starter kit options with NO further obligation. If your wish list is at least $100 (and really who’s isn’t?) sign up and get $75 worth of free product and free shipping (a 10% discount). The perks don’t stop there, demonstrators are eligible for special prizes, project guides, early ordering and drum roll please… 20-25% discount on all future orders.

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Anniversary/Love/Valentine's/Wedding, Contest Entries, Creative Fold, Handmade Cards

Love Is In The Air

And so is the snow but don’t worry anyone who gets this card will be feel warm inside! This is my second challenge submission where the challenge item is the super fun All My Love Designer Series Paper and some die cut hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. Love the paper? Get your hands on a FREE yard with my Special Offering: DIY Valentines Kit as well a generous amount of other FREE items.

The Stars of the Show:

  • Stamp Set: Lift Me Up
  • Base: Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • Designer Serier Paper (DSP): All My Love
  • Cardstock: Lovely Lipstick, Crumb Cake, Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo
  • Ink: Flirty Flamingo
  • Dies: Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Up and Away Thinlits
  • Stampin’ Write Markers: Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick, Soft Sea Foam
  • Adhesive:  Snail
  • Tools & Accessories:  Big Shot, Bone folder, Clear Block G, Precision Base Plate, Stampin’ Trimmer, Take Your Pick Tool

Make It Yourself: 

  1. Cut Whisper White at the 4 1/4 mark along the 8.5 inch side, fold in half, burnish with the bone folder, fold one side in half again (to create a Z fold) and burnish.
  2. Cut Lovely Lipstick to 4 x 2 3/4 and 4 x 5 1/4.
  3. Cut DSP to 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 and 3 3/4 x 4 3/4.
  4. Cut Whisper White to 3 3/4 x 2 1/4.
  5. Die cut the ballon from Lovely Lipstick and underside pieces from cardstock scraps with the Big Shot and Precision Plate, attach with snail or glue preference.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick on a Whisper White scrap strip and adhere to the basket.
  7. Smaller balloons in Lovely Lipstick, color with Stampin’ Write markers, adhere to the inner flap along with the Flirty Flamingo hearts.
  8. Adhere the Whisper White piece to the inner left side of the inside along with the Flirty Flamingo hearts.

Click on the link or any product below to be directed to my online shop and be sure to enter the JANUARY HOST CODE MVAB9YPS to be eligible for the special offering and for monthly giveaways!

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Shop the Occasions Catalog for this year of birthdays and holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and all those special events in between even for your fur babies. Get your hands and blocks on newest stamps CLING STAMPS where gone are the days of dropping your freshly inked stamp right where you didn’t want it.

Host a Party and get even more rewards.

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Or go ALL IN and join my stamping family with the best deal I have seen in years. Take your pick of starter kit options with NO further obligation. If your wish list is at least $100 (and really who’s isn’t?) sign up and get $75 worth of free product and free shipping (a 10% discount). The perks don’t stop there, demonstrators are eligible for special prizes, project guides, early ordering and drum roll please… 20-25% discount on all future orders.

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