Fall Pumpkin Curvy Keepsake Box

I LOVE the Curvy Keepsake box… it is like punch art in a box!  I showed a quick pic of this project last week but I thought I would share a little bit more about how to make it today!

The base part of the box and the tag are all created using the pieces that come with the Curvy Keepsake box.  And all it took was a few bits of stamping and inking and I suddenly had a pumpkin!

Tips for making this box

  • AFTER you die cut out the pieces for the box but BEFORE you assemble them, stamp each side with the long skinny stamp from the Work of Art stamp set using the same color ink as the paper (I used Tangelo Twist from the new In Colors).
  • Make sure when stamping you let some stamped images wrap onto the bottom of the box.
  • To make the “stem”, I tapped my Early Espresso ink pad directly onto to the handles to make them a dark brown BEFORE pulling them through and making the box.

  • Stamp and die cut the leaves using the Fall Fest stamp set and framelits and then adhere to the handle using liquid glue or glue dots.

I finished out my tag using the new hostess promotion set – Good Greetings.  I just took the “Thankful for You” and only stamped the Thankful!


Now until Oct. 31,  you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your order reaches $300 – that’s in addition to the other benefits you receive ($50 in free product as hostess rewards plus you’ll get at least 7 punches towards a free stamp set from me as part of my Northwest Stamper Rewards program!)  You can do this as a catalog party (where you share your catalog with friends and collect orders), a private class, a home party, an online/Facebook party, or just fill a lot of your wishlist in one big order!  Email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com for more details.

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Supplies Used:

Santa Boxes & More with the Curvy Keepsake Die

With the Holiday Catalog released yesterday, one of the things that you find with any catalog are those products that you see and think, “eh, sure that is cute enough but I can’t imagine really using it”.  Well, I decided to go out on a limb and get one of those items – the Curvy Keepsake Box thinlit die.  I thought it looked kind of interesting but I didn’t know if I would use it… turns out, it is going to be one of my most used holiday catalog purchases!  So-many-cute-boxes-to-make!!!  All thanks for Lynn Starzl for getting me hooked on the possibilities including this box:

This was the thank you gifts I made for my Stamp & Share event last weekend.  I gave them to each presenter and inside the box were little variety packs of embellishments from the Holiday Catalog plus the Dazzling Details bottle with a tag made from the Curvy Keepsake Box die and one of the new All is Calm Snowflake embellishments.  Here is what the die set looks like:

Curvy Keepsake Box die

Curvy Keepsake Box die set

So when the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration girls did Friday Favorite’s today, I knew what I was going to pick!

Tips for this project:

  • You will need to cut two pieces of cardstock to make these boxes, use Fast Fuze or Sticky Strip to adhere them together to make sure you don’t have your box falling apart later!
  • Do you embellishing and/or stamping on your box AFTER you cut out the shape but BEFORE you assemble your box
  • Tie your handles together with a box so it is easy to get into and out of the box without cutting or ripping anything
  • Use the magnetic platform to make sure your die doesn’t move when cutting out the box sides

Holiday Weekend Special!

** All orders through 9/1 using the hostess code PA6NRD4S will receive a FREE project kit with all the supplies you need to make one of those Santa boxes plus a cute Pumpkin box as well!   Start shopping here **

Want a sneak peek at what the pumpkin looks like?

See!  I told you!  Totally cute and versatile.  And I have even more projects planned with this box and a class to go with it!  I’m not kidding there are a bunch of different ideas out there. Smile

Oh!  And you see the sentiments on each of the tags?  That is using the new Good Greetings stamp set that is available as part of the new Host Promotion that runs now through the end of October. Get this stamp set for FREE and in addition to your regular hostess benefits.  Yup, totally free bonus stamp.  Whoop whoop.

What do you need to do to get it?
Get your friends together for a stamping night with qualifying orders, host a qualifying online Stampin’ Up party, get some friends and start a Stamp Club with me, or just place a $300 order and it is yours!  email me to get you started!

Well, it is the kick off to the holiday weekend!  I hope you have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend.  I may be away from my email off and on throughout the weekend so if you email me me, know I will get back to you but it might take slightly longer than normal.

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Santa Box Supplies Used:

A Christmas Card with a NEW Tree Punch for the NEW Holiday Catalog!

Yay!  Today is the day!  The new Holiday Catalog is here!  Over at the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration blog, we are sharing some of our favorite new items from the Holiday Catalog.  Did I mention – Yay! It’s here!?  ha ha!


View the Holiday Catalog here

Shop Online for all the new Goodies here
(PS – I have some very special project kits using the Curvy Keepsake box that I’ll be sending out to anyone who orders from me using hostess code PA6NRD4S through 9/1!)

But I don’t want to just tell you that the catalog is here… how about I share a project made from the catalog as well?

This card uses a lot of new products from the holiday catalog and actually comes together really easily!  I was inspired by a card created by Rita Wright for this sample. :)

Tips for making this card:

  • Use the new Stars mask from the Annual catalog and sponge over Smoky Slate cardstock with Whisper White craft ink.  I recommend using a Sponge Dauber because it helps your ink go on very solidly and smoothly.

  • When using a mask, make sure you “daub” – just tap down over the mask!  If you try to rub side to side, you risk bending up part of your mask and/or getting ink under the outline shape you want to be coloring.
  • Add some faux stitching with your white gel pen around the edge of the card to keep all those stars in Smile
  • Use the new stars embossing folder from the Holiday catalog to emboss some Real Red cardstock for your banner to tie into the masked stars
  • The Festival of Trees stamp set is AWESOME because (1) there is a PUNCH to match the tree!  And you know I’m a sucker for punches.  And (2) because this is a photopolymer set, you can stamp your main tree image in green & brown, and then it is super easy to stamp the red ornaments in the holes.  Seriously!!  I thought it was going to be a pain to line up but it was cake.  Ahhh, sometimes photopolymer is exactly the right way to go!

So if you are thinking at all about holidays (halloween, fall, Hannukah, Christmas, etc) check out the Holiday Catalogand have fun!

Shop online here & don’t forget!
Use hostess code PA6NRD4S through Labor Day and I’ll be sending out adorable Santa and Pumpkin project kits using the new Curvy Keepsake boxes to everyone who orders.  I’ll have a peek at those tomorrow!


Just a reminder that today is the last day for the Starter Kit special as well! I would love to have you be a member of my stamping community and join our fun swapping, sharing, chatting group as a demonstrator.  Whether you are looking to get a great deal on a chunk of your holiday catalog wishlist or want to earn extra money for holiday gift giving, now is a great time to do it!

Photo: Just a reminder, only 2 more days of the starter kit bonus promotion!  I'd love to have you join my demonstrator family.  Have questions?  Post them here and I'll make sure to answer them all!

Get $150 in products for only $99 and FREE shipping!  Get started picking your goodies now. Smile

Have questions, I’m here to help!  Just email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com and I’ll get back to you asap.

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Card supplies used:

Joyful Christmas Blendabilities Card–LAST DAY for these Stamps!

Last night I held my Blendabilities technique class and it was a lot of fun chatting, stamping, and sharing with everyone who came out!  I wanted to share one of the cards I used as a sample in the class last night:

This card uses the Joyful Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Carryover List – which ENDS TODAY!  So, make sure you’ve checked it out and let me know ASAP if you would like anything.  I’ll be putting in a group order today and can add you to the list.

Tips for this card:

  • Stamp your image on a window sheet using Stazon Ink.  Then FLIP the window sheet over and color with your Blendabilities marker on the other side to give you the color you want.  DO NOT color on the same side that you stamped on
  • Use a thin mat of Glimmer Paper to add just the right amount of sparkle to your project
  • Adhere your colored image with glue dots to your paper

Like I said, this stamp set is one of the many great sets going away TODAY, so check out the Carryover List and let me know ASAP if you would like anything.



Also, you CAN get these Carryover items as part of your Starter Kit if you would like to join my team and get $150 in product for only $99 and get all the discounts and perks of being a demonstrator.  Get started here.


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Card Supplies Used:

Samples from the Stamp & Share

Whew!  What a fun but busy weekend.  I’m working on getting everything together for my Tuesday Technique Night on Blendabilities so I thought I would share a few of the awesome ideas that were on display at the Stamp & Share this weekend!

If you didn’t catch what this event was, it was a demonstrator event that I’ve been putting together where we can get together and share ideas, stamping techniques, projects, and just have a great time with fellow demonstrators.  For this event we had two stamping presentations:

Stacey Lane showed us how to make CUTE ornaments using the Simply Pressed clay and our stamps!

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And Kathy Thisted shared tips and information on Blendabilities.

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And of course there were lots of samples to look at as well.

These were some of the cards in the card contest for the event:

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My photos turned out terribly of the boards but this was some of the Holiday Catalog cards on display:

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My presenter gifts were these fun Santa boxes made with the upcoming Curvy Keepsake Box (I’m totally doing a class with this box to show you all the AMAZING people and animals you can make with this!)

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And more ideas on display including a canvas from Ikea colored with Blendabilities (did you know this started out as Black and White from the store??)

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A fun card using the Banner punch created by Karen Trainer:

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And awesome card by Sandra Alonzo and amazing ornament by Nichole Smith using the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and star framelit (still available as a free bundle when you buy a Big Shot or at 15% off if you just want the bundle!  Only through the end of the month!)

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It was a super fun afternoon and thank you so much to everyone who was able to make it!  I look forward to making the next one even better. Smile 

Want to join me for our next event?  Don’t forget, you can join my team right now and get $150 in product including Holiday Catalog items for only $99!  (get started here) or if you are already a demonstrator, email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com and I’ll put you on my email list to let you know when the next one is scheduled!

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Muslin Birthday Treat Bag with Amazing Birthday

It’s Stamp Set Focus day over at Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration and today everyone is playing with the Amazing Birthday stamp set!  I had so much fun using it for the convention display boards this summer and I love it’s versatility! 

So today I’m going to shake things up a bit… I’m not sharing a card!  Gasp! I know, what is wrong with me? Winking smile  I don’t often do 3D projects but I do have to admit I love embellishing some of the premade treat bags and boxes.  Especially these Muslin Bags from Stampin’ Up because they are so soft and have such fun textures to work with.  What do you think?

Tips for this project:

  • You can stamp on the Muslin Bags with any of your Stampin’ Up inks, but for longer and more solid staying power, grab your Stazon Ink for best results – like I did with the cake images.
  • If you are really crafty – aka have a sewing machine, which I do not – you can sew your ribbons together and even onto the bag.
    If you are like me and DON’T own a sewing machine, I attached the Melon Mambo 1/8” taffeta ribbon to the Chevron Natural ribbon using Sticky Strip.  Then I used hot glue to attach the Chevron ribbon to my bag.  I made sure to put a piece of cardboard inside my bag while glueing just in case any glue oozed through (none did, but I wanted to be extra sure).
  • I used the Banner Framelit to cut out the Thankful sentiment.  Then I took that same framelit and traced the outside of the framelit shape on a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock and cut it out with scissors to create the mat piece.

  • For the gold foil, layer a long strip of foil onto your banner shape and then just use your snips to cut out the banner end to match the cardstock piece underneath.
  • Add subtle sparkle by dotting Dazzling Details all over the front and back of the bag.  Just make sure to give it enough time to sit out to dry!

These bags would be perfect for goodie bags or thank you gifts for a birthday party or other celebration!  Just mix and match your colors and you are good to go!

One Week Only!

Join my crafty crew, the Fun n’ Crafty Stampers and receive an EXTRA $25 in free product with your Starter Kit!  That is $150 in goodies for only $99! If you’ve been considering starting your own business, making some money to cover your craft supplies, or just want to get your supplies at a discount, this is a great deal and an awesome time to become a member of my stamping group from across the US!  Learn more here

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Short & Sweet Promotion! Get $150 in your Stampin’ Up Starter Kit for only $99!

They changed the dates on me!  I had shared on my Facebook page that this promotion was going to be starting tomorrow but they decided to start it early!

Join the fun of the Stampin’ Up! family and get a BONUS $25 of product in your starter kit

As I’m betting you can tell, I love my job.  But what makes me really love it is all the people I meet through Stampin’ Up!  From my customers and the friendships we’ve made, to the other demonstrators that we share our excitement (and I’ll admit, obsession) with each other!  But I especially love my group that continues to grow and support and inspire each other.  I can’t imagine doing this without them – we really are Fun n’ Crafty stampers. Smile 

The best part is, you can do as much or as little as you want with your demonstratorship.

  • I have some folks who are working their business and earning extra money from their love of stamping.
  • I have some folks who are a demonstrator because they love getting 20% or more off everything they purchase
  • I have some folks who are demonstrators because they love the community and inspiration they get

Get started by picking out $150 from your wishlist and get it for only $99 + tax…shipping is FREE!

Why is now an awesome time to go for it?

  1. You can pick anything from the Holiday Catalog in your starter kit right now!  Get going on your holiday wish list!
  2. On your next order of $150 or more (share the holiday catalog with some friends or plan a fun event using one of the project kits for a craft night) you’ll earn 30% commission on everything people buy or just use that as a 30% discount for yourself.
  3. With the holiday catalog about to launch and fall craft fairs getting started, this is a perfect time to save on your supplies and earn some money on the side when everyone wants to get the supplies to make these cute things for themselves.
  4. You know shipping on the starter kit is free, right? 
  5. If you join now, you have until the end of December to make your minimums which means buying a few holiday gifts (or having family buy Stampin’ Up gifts for you) and you are good to go through March!
  6. We have lots of great demonstrator events happening with Stampin’ Up and within my Fun n’ Crafty stampers group and we’d love to have you join us!
  7. And I’m here to help you get the most out of your Stampin’ Up experience too!  Let me know where you want to go with this and I’ll help get you connected to the resources to do it. Smile 


This Short & Sweet promotion only runs through next Thursday – 8/28 so don’t delay!  Get started here.

Have questions or just want to chat?  I’d love to talk.  Email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com.

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Quick & Easy Monochromatic (ish) Card for In Color Club

Over on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration blog today, everyone is sharing a Quick & Easy project for you to try.  I thought that the card I created for July’s In Color Club by mail fit perfectly into this theme!  Though there is a lot to look at, this card uses minimal supplies and comes together remarkably quickly.

Tips for this card:

  • Keep your projects quick and easy by sticking to a simple color scheme!  In this case, I was trying to show an idea that used the new Hello Honey supplies they received in their In Color Club kit and didn’t want to assume they had a bunch of other supplies.  So, all we needed was the Hello Honey ink pad, cardstock, and ribbon; plus a contrasting color of ink and cardstock for an accent.
  • Use your Dazzling Details glitter glue  over a stamped image to add some sparkle without the mess of actual glitter.  If you smear it around with the tip of the glue applicator shortly after stamping, it will let the ink color bleed just a little bit giving you a more sparkly filled in look.

  • That Hardwood background stamp isn’t just for brown wood fences. Smile  Try other colors for a pretty background that blends in with the rest of the card!

  • Tie your “bow” by adhering the ends of your ribbon around the back of your White piece of cardstock.  Then take a second piece of ribbon and tie it around the first piece of ribbon you attached, pulling the knot tight.  You will get a snug ribbon and an easier time tying a nice looking knot!
  • The sentiment and flower are from the Bloom with Hope hostess stamp set.  See a hostess set you want but can’t place a $150 order to earn it by yourself?
    Consider hosting a private class or craft night with your friends and by the end of the night you could earn that set for free!  Or make it even easier for your friends and we can do an Online Party with Facebook.  It is a fun way to let your friends be inspired and shop and no one has to get out of their pjs!  Email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com if you’d like to give it a try!

And for those of you curious about my In Color Club, this is a great way to collect a little bit of everything from the In Colors including a couple card ideas to get you started over the course of 5 months.  To help those folks who missed starting right away, this is something I’ll be running each month.  When you join, you’ll get the kit for the color of that month and I’ll just keep cycling the colors until everyone has gotten all 5 of their color kits!  So, start anytime and you can be sure you’ll get all of your color kits by the end!

Learn more about In Color Club here

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