A Simple Elegant Card Perfect for a Birthday, Wedding, or White Christmas!

Today is my Birthday and I am so excited for an afternoon where I don’t have to do anything except kick back with some great music and pull out all my preorder goodies and craft, craft, craft!  But before I got elbows deep in paper and ink, I wanted to share with you a card I put together for Stamp Club this month!

I had had someone ask about a birthday card and I had seen a card that used white embossed paper over a white cardbase that I loved and so I set out to replicate and tweak that idea using my Stampin’ Up supplies I had at home.  I just love how elegant it turned out and I was so excited to share it with everyone at my events this month!  I made mine be birthday but switch out the sentiment and it would be great for just about any occasion!

Tips for making this card:

  • Emboss a smaller piece of cardstock (in this case 2-3/4”x 3-3/4”) with your favorite embossing folder.  I liked the Mosaic embossing folder because it was a simple repetitive design that felt elegant and gave the card some visual structure.) and then mat it on a 3”x4” piece of white cardstock.
  • Since everything is based in white, pick a contrasting ribbon to anchor your color.  I love Black & White and so this Black Chevron ribbon was just the thing!
  • Punch 6 Petite Petal flowers and crumple each one up into the smallest ball you can in your hand.  Don’t worry if the petals are smashed in all the wrong directions, that is good!  The important thing is getting them extra wrinkled and textured.
  • Adhere the flowers together using glue dots and add a rhinestone to the center for sparkle amongst the texture.
  • Need extra sparkle?  Add a strip of Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper for a mess-free glitz on your card.

You don’t need a lot of supplies to make a card that will wow them everytime. So, grab some paper and a flower punch, and have fun creating!

My Birthday Gift is a Gift for You!

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I love celebrating birthdays… all the fun, cheer, and even a few presents!  I’ve been so amazed to receive some very sweet gifts this year (some fun crafty goodies, some shopping money to get more, and even some pampering by my hubby!) So I wanted to share the joy by giving you all a gift as well!

I’m giving YOU a $5 gift certificate to be spent starting January, for every $25 you order today and tomorrow!
This even counts if you order gift certificates from me or Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions!
So you can finish up your holiday shopping and get a little something fun for you as well. Smile

Shop online or email me your order to jennifer@nwstamper.com and I’ll get your certificate emailed out to you right away!
If your order is less than $150, then please use hostess code XMUM7PJZ.
To purchase a gift certificate
, email me so I can make sure I have all the details.  If you are interested in giving a Paper Pumpkin Subscription, you have the option to order them online here.

And can I just brag about my super hubby today?  In the past we haven’t done much for birthdays but he has been amazing today including this yummy breakfast in bed!  Eggs, sausage, and the oh so delicious Orange Rolls!  Talk about spoiling a girl! 2014-12-18 08.01.11

So I hope you all have a wonderful day too!  Until tomorrow!

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Weekly Deals and Reminders!

Oh my goodness, did you realize we have just over a week until Christmas!?  I keep forgetting as I try to get my Christmas cards finished and in the mail (thank goodness for last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit to give me a few extra Christmas cards quick!)

It also means we are at the end of our guaranteed delivery by Christmas window!  TODAY is the last day to place an order and be sure to receive it before Christmas!  So if you were planning on getting any more gifts that require shipping, make sure you get shopping today! Smile   There are lots of great deals and here are a few ways you can get great gifts and save big at the same time!

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This sale is going on now and items are while supplies last – and we are seeing a lot of things selling out.  So check it out and maybe check a few more things off your shopping list!  Here are a few ideas for you:

For the scrapbooker or someone who just wants to get their holiday photos in an album before NEXT holiday season!  This is what I used for my December album last year, only I didn’t get the crazy deal you can get this year Smile

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See these in the Year End Closeouts

Or if you just want some stocking stuffers or fun gifts for people who want to be crafty but don’t have a ton of supplies — or, gift idea— get these card kits, and stamp them up yourself and then give them away as a pre-made card set!  Perfect for relatives who love sending handmade cards but aren’t as inclined to make them themselves.

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See these in the Year End Closeouts

And then on top of that, they’ve come out with new weekly deals this week.

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All of these are 25% off and there is some fun stuff… for example, check out these projects by Patty Bennett which made me love the Ticket Duo Builder Punch just a little bit more!

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Or the fact that the Vintage Faceted Buttons are so CUTE as the centers of flowers!

Shop the Weekly Deals Here

 

 

 

Don’t Forget!  Gift with Purchase right now!

Shop online and use the hostess code XMUM7PJZ and I’ll get them in the mail to you ASAP or you can purchase a set or just the instructions.  Check out this post for more details.

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Brushed Gold Bright and Beautiful Star Christmas Card

Yesterday I started sharing some of my Christmas cards from classes and today I’d thought I’d share another.  This was my first chance playing with the Brushed Gold cardstock, and let me tell you, it is Fabulous!

I was playing with different ideas when I came up with this card, but in the end, I loved the simplicity of it with lots of pretty touches.

Tips for making this card:

  • Die cut the larger star using the Star Framelits from Stampin’ Up directly from your card base.  Then fill the hole by gluing a piece of pretty cardstock (like this Brushed Gold) to the inside of your card.  It makes it pretty inside and out!

  • Tie around some glitzy baker’s twine and then fray the edges after you knot it to give it a softer touch.
  • Use the Bright & Beautiful stamp set to stamp and cut out with the Star Framelits, a central focus point to layer inside your star cutout in the card base.
  • Add a simple rhinestone to the center of the star and color it with Blendabilities for some subtle sparkle that coordinates!

See, easy peasy!  But lots of shimmer and sparkle.  Oh, and I forgot to mention, the Brushed Gold cardstock is heavier weight than I was used to with cardstock, which makes it great as a layer or even a card base.  Really adds some feel good heft to your cards!

Shop online and use the hostess code XMUM7PJZ and I’ll get them in the mail to you ASAP or you can purchase a set or just the instructions.  Check out this post for more details.

Happy Monday!

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Christmas Card Kit including a Festival of Trees Christmas Card in Blue

See, I told you I’d be back with more projects to share! Smile Today’s card is one that I put together for a Christmas Card stamp-a-stack last month.  We were making a bunch of Christmas cards and I had seen this one on Pinterest and thought it was so pretty.  It was created by Amy O’Neill and I had to make a few tweaks to get it to fit with the supplies I had but I think it turned out rather cute!

One thing that is a bit hard to see from the first picture is that I made the silver garland on the tree especially shiny thanks to silver embossing powder.  Awww… once again, totally forgetting about heat embossing until I do it and am reminded how fabulous it looks on a project!

You can also see that pretty All is Calm designer paper and the coordinating Lost Lagoon ribbon – both from the Holiday Catalog.  Don’t forget, that catalog is only good for another couple weeks and than most of the items (including this paper and ribbon) will no longer be available!

Now, as I mentioned, this was for my Stamp-a-Stack and while I’ll be sharing photos from most of the cards from this class over the next week, I also have made the class available at a discount or even FREE to folks starting today!  Check it out:

2015 Christmas Card kit

After my last Stamp-a-Stack Christmas Card class, I realized that I had accidentally cut too many card supplies!  Whoops!  And since I have enough Christmas cards ready for this year, I thought I would offer them up to you all at a discount.  You get all the precut cardstock, die cuts, and embossing folder work done for you for 9 cards – 3 each of each design, plus the envelopes.  You can either get the kit:

  1. Mailed to you FREE with a $40 order when you use hostess code XMUM7PJZ
    (note – if your order is over $150, don’t use the hostess code – I’ll make sure you still get your card kit!)
  2. Mailed to you for only $18
  3. Instructions only emailed to you for $2.95

Supplies are limited!  So, don’t delay if you’d like your own set. :)  I hope you enjoy them as much as my class did!

Purchase the full Christmas Card Kit ($18 shipped)




Purchase the Christmas Card Kit – Instructions Only ($2.95)




 

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I’m Back! With Sneak Peeks and More!

Ahhh…back to the blog.  Its funny, I looked at my blog and I really haven’t been that way behind on my blogging, but I guess when you go from blogging pretty much everyday to having 5 day gaps in blogging – mostly about super fabulous sales –, it feels like its been forever.  Especially because I can look at my Edited Blog Pictures folder on my computer and see that I have a BUNCH of projects that I really really want to share with you.  Just means we are in good shape to hop back on the proverbial horse, huh?

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See, I have just a few projects to share. Smile

But I was talking to another great demonstrator, Ronda Wade, and she reminded me that yes, we are all human and life sometimes gets crazier than we would like.  Thankfully I don’t have any big sad stories about anyone getting seriously sick or damage and destruction (though we did have a frustrating bout of kids tummy bugs for days)… just that turns out sometimes momentum in your life takes over and it is a little hard to keep up with the pace you set for yourself.  So, I had to step back for a minute, get life a bit more in balance (you know like actually have a room in the house that was CLEAN… just ONE would do!)

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This was before it was at it’s worst… though now I can almost see my desktop again and I can actually see floor!

I’m pretty darn blessed to have wonderful customers who kept coming to my classes and were so patient when I was a bit frazzled, and my amazing downline who kept chatting and sharing and INSPIRING each other and me when I was posting as often.  Seriously, how cool is it to have a hobby and a business that you can pause to take a breath and then come back feeling so much better and pick up where you left off?

The one thing I did keep up on, was my Northwest Stamper Facebook Page and in doing so, shared a lot of sneak peeks from the upcoming Sale-a-bration and spring Occasions Catalog!

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Yes, that is a project coming in the spring!  If you are local to me in the Seattle/Bellevue area, we’ll be doing this together as a class later in the spring!

2015 Sale-a-Bration catalog cover

And look at that!  Sale-a-Bration is starting on January 6th!! That is WAY earlier than usual and awesome because I’m actually pretty excited about a lot of the items you can earn free during Sale-a-Bration… from cute paper and stamps that are only available during this promotion, to picking out those extra Blendabilities sets you may not have gotten yet. Smile  And a GREAT bonus for hostesses as well (extra $25 to spend in hostess benefits anyone?)  If you are interested in setting up a date for a private class, card night with your friends, Facebook online party, or just extra catalogs to pass out to your friends, let me know and I’d LOVE to set something up for you to help you get all the extra goodies you can get! Email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com

For example, here are a few cuties you can get:

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See MORE sneak peek photos over at my Northwest Stamper Facebook Page since I was sharing them in real time during the New Catalog Kickoff event for demonstrators.

So, to finish catching you up, here are a few of the recent releases and deals you may want to know about:

Gift Certificates Available!

Need a perfect gift?  Or want someone to get YOU the perfect gift?

Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate

Email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com and I can get you set up with a Stampin’ Up Gift Certificate that you can use to get whatever goodies are still sitting on your wishlist.  It is quick and easy and I can either send you a certificate by email or mail you out a physical copy in a handmade card holder!

See the details here.

New Weekly Deals

Some super fun stuff is up this week on the weekly deals.  Grab it while it is on sale, now through Monday.

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See Weekly Deals online here

New Photopolymer Stamp Set – Snuggles and Smooches

And there is a new photopolymer set if you are ready to move off Christmas and start thinking about Valentine’s Day!

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It makes really cute projects, like these:

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 See it online here

So, there you have it… and you are a little more caught up than you might have been before. Smile  So thanks for checking back in and I’ll be back with more projects tomorrow!

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Year End Blowout–up to 80% off NEW Clearance Rack and Holiday items!

See all the deals here!

Items in the sale are while supplies last and I’m already seeing some items selling out, so make sure you check it out ASAP!
Not only are there past favorites back in the clearance rack including paper, dies, stamps, and accessories; but items in the holiday catalog are on sale too!
Here are just a few of my favorite deals:

One idea using the watercolor wonder notecards, see more here.

One idea using the Fresh Prints paper,see more here.

One idea using the Beautiful Butterflies die, see more here.

One idea using the Winter Frost paper,see project details here.

 

One idea using the Merry Little Christmas kit, see lots more here.

One idea using the stamp without the matching kit, see project details here.

 Shop online to score these & more deals

or email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com if you are local and I can try to put together a group order

Psst- did you know that you can get these deals in a new demonstrator starter kit?  If you purchase your starter kit today, you can add these discounted items and get even more bang for your buck!  Plus, you can add Occasions catalog preview items to your kit now too! email me for details

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The Convention Swap that Made Me Need the Alphabet Rotary Stamp


~~ LAST DAY to Shop the Holiday Extravaganza ~~
~~ Join Stampin’ Up with me & pick out $125 in any catalog or sale items to receive for only $74.25!~~


With all the hub bub about the Online Extravaganza, I was looking through the list and seeing the things I loved and the items I totally wanted to grab.  For example, the Alphabet Rotary Stamp.  I had seen it in the past and didn’t think much of it, but now that it is 50% off Today ONLY, I thought I would share the card that got me super excited about it.

This was a convention display board card by Jeanna Bohanon that I received as a swap card this last summer.  I’ve totally been meaning to share it but thought now would be a great time.  Can’t we all use a little sunny rainbow in our day?  I also love how complicated it looks, but how simple it is to create!  My kind of card!

Tips for making this card:

  • Heat emboss your image (in this case the LOVE from Seasonally Scattered) with white embossing powder.  Then do some quick coloring with your Stampin’ Write markers over the top of the embossing powder.  The dye-based ink will not stick to the embossed image, letting the white show through.
  • Add your own sentiment touch by using the Alphabet Rotary stamp!  It gives you 13 spaces for numbers, letters, or characters including these cute hearts.  You can add spaces too so you could make it be more than one word.  It is a perfect way to add your own touch to sentiments on your card.
  • Add some scraps from your craft table, like some Black Chevron Ribbon (or pick one of the colors that is on sale today for 50% off too!), some Brights buttons, twine, or even that cute 1/8” Silver Taffeta ribbon.

I can’t wait to play with my rotary stamp and have fun making lots of customized sentiments for my cards and scrapbooking! 

Reminder – Today is the last day for the starter kit deal and the chance to get 25% off all your purchases in December including new Occasions Catalog items and Sale-a-Bration 2015 items!

I’m excited to welcome new folks to my group of Fun n’ Crafty stampers – from hobbiest looking for great deals to folks wanting to earn free stamps and extra money – and we’d love to have you join us.  You only have through today to get in on the $75 starter kit deal which also gets you an extra 5% off all your purchases in December.  And you have until March 2015 to make your first set of minimums!  Email me if you have any questions (jennifer@nwstamper.com) or get started picking out your starter kit here.

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One Day Doorbusters and a Great Starter Kit Deal!

It’s official!  We are kicked off into the holiday season!  I for once am actually almost completely done with my holiday shopping… and now need to focus on finishing up my Christmas Cards and also putting together my December Scrapbook album.  Every year I’ve ended up putting together a scrapbook of just the happenings in December.  And with 3 birthdays in our family (mine and both my kiddos) plus Christmas, there is always a lot of photos and lots to talk about. 

This year I’m trying out an idea I heard from the December daily style albums.  Basically, I’m putting together the basic skeleton of my album together in advance using the Stampin’ Up 6×8 Project Life Album and Hello December Card Collection & Accessory Pack.  That way, I can add in my pictures as I go and then add in extra pages as needed along the way. Smile But I don’t have to start from scratch at the end of the month!   You know, something like this:

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So, while I’m working on that, don’t forget about today’s Doorbusters from the Online Sale!  (See ALL the sale items listed here)



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Project Life Bundle Gift Box Bundle


Shop the Online Extravaganza Sale Here

As of very early this morning, the Blendabilities bundle is sold out. 
I know, total bummer, but if you had your heart set on that deal, email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com
and I’ll give you the best deal I can with my demonstrator discount!  Or check out another awesome option below:

Another great option!
Not only can you get in on the doorbusters on Monday, but you can turn those into an even better deal when you combine it with the starter kit special! 
Get $125 in your choice of items for $75 PLUS get at least 25% off anything you order in Decemberincluding NEW Occasions catalog items and free Sale-a-Bration items!
BLENDABILITIES STARTER KIT:
The Blendabilities doorbuster may have sold out, but you can make your own with the discounted Starter Kit!

  1. Visit the Join The Fun page on my website to get start picking out your starter kit
  2. When you get to select your $125 in items for your kit, you can pick either:
    - 10 Packs of Blendabilities + the Color Lifter Marker = $124.45 value for $74.25
    or
    - 9 Packs of Blendabilites + the Color Lifter Marker + Memento Ink pad + 20 Notecards & Envelopes = $124.40 value for $74.25
    That is a 60% SAVINGS!
  3. You’ll pay tax but your shipping is free!

You will receive an email once you check out giving you your password for the demonstrator website where you can start checking out all the inside scoop and demonstrator forums.  Plus, any order you place in December will give you at least a 25% discount.

Get Started on Your Kit

A few FAQ I’ve been asked:

  • What are the requirements if I sign up?
    None!  This is a no obligation, try it and see if you like it kind of thing.  If you buy/sell $300 by March 2015, then you will continue to receive the perks of being a demonstrator for the following 3 months.  At that point, you just need to sell/buy $300 each quarter to maintain your active status.
  • What if I don’t meet the minimums in a quarter?
    Your active demonstrator status is dropped and you keep everything you’ve earned or purchased and just continue crafting and creating however you;d like.  There is no penalty at all!
  • What are the perks of being a demonstrator?
    Get 35% off your first order of $150 or more, get 25% off all your purchases in December, earn money on anything anyone orders from you, be connected with other enthusiastic stampers through the Stampin’ Connection demonstrator forum, my team’s Facebook group, see the spring catalog and sale-a-bration promotion first and even order from it in December with your discount, be the first to hear about Stampin’ Up news and share your excitement with others and be inspired in your crafting.  Plus I’m here to help you navigate it all and get what you want out of your experience.

Don’t need Blendabilities?  Pick anything you want for the $125 value!
Plus, get 25% off all your orders in December if you get your starter kit during the sale.

Join Here


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