With the excitement of OnStage still lingering, the fun of seeing new upcoming products also means that it is time to make room on the warehouse shelves for them – so the Stampin’ Up retirement list has come out to let us know what is being discontinued. It is always hard to see some of our favorites go, and I always have to debate on if I stock up on favorites or call it good with what I have. (there are always some that end up on both sides!)
What to get now & what you can wait on a bit
GET IT NOW –In Color Ink Refills. Make sure you are stocked up on ink refills for the retiring in colors!
As of Wednesday afternoon, they are all are backordered with what looks like their final shipments coming in at the end of April (on avg about 700 are left up for grabs)
GET IT NOW – Retiring dies, designer paper, and In Color items. We already have a few dies from the Occasions Catalog that are sold out and with our change in working directly with the manufacturer for all dies sold in the new catalog, there are some inventory bumps during the transition. So, if you have one you like, you may want to get it sooner rather than later.
These are the items that are low inventory or backordered that look to be most at risk of selling out soonest:
GET IT NOW – Bundles! As a reminder, all bundle discounts go away when the catalog they launched in is done – even if the individual items carry over. That means this is your last chance to get these items at a discount. SEE ALL THE LAST CHANCE BUNDLE DISCOUNTS
YOU CAN WAIT – Stamp Sets. Stampin’ Up has told us that they will guarantee stamp sets until May 24th due to high demand. So, you have some time to figure out which stamps you will be sad you missed.
Shop the retirement lists to make sure you get your favorites!
PS – did you know? If you join my team today, you can get $125 in your choice of products, including the retiring items you were thinking about getting anyway for only $99…. AND …. you will get to see a digital copy of the new 2019-2020 annual catalog right away?! And get 20% off your future purchases to boot!
Just wanted to make sure you knew about that sweet deal. 🙂
Whew! It has been a whirlwind weekend thanks to the Stampin’ Up OnStage 2019 local event on Saturday. I traveled with 5 of my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers to Vancouver BC, Canada on Friday and spent the weekend having a blast with my friends from all over as we reconnected and then got giddy checking out the new products and special promotions coming soon from Stampin’ Up!
I was posting throughout the day from the event over on my Northwest Stamper facebook page, and shared some project and product sneak peeks. But by the time the event was over and I had driven back over the US/Canada border – and got my event new product preorder in – sorry, a girls got to have her stamp priorities! 😉 I was too tired to get this blog post up yesterday. But, I’m trying to redeem myself and get a new post up for you today to share with you a little of the excitement of the event and lots of sneak peek product pictures!
And yes, one perk of driving up was that I got to finish up swaps on the drive. You know me… I never have my swaps actually done before the last second. ha ha!
Why I Love OnStage Events
One of the things I most love about going to Stampin’ Up events is the people that I meet and see there. From the staffers to the other demos around me, I always connect with such wonderful people. And I love when I get to see them again and again at future events. Being in Canada, I got to see some of my Canadian friends that I don’t typically get to visit with. Totally worth the drive to me!
Wanna see some goodies?
So, aside from hanging out with all the awesome people, there are 2.. ok, maybe 3 big reasons people like to attend OnStage.
Getting free new product! (because, um, who doesn’t?!)
Getting to see sneak peeks at the newest catalog
Getting to actually order some of the items we saw at the event!
And OnStage 2019 didn’t disappoint! So, shall I share some of that with you today? 🙂
Free New Stampin’ Up Product!
When I laid it all out, I was impressed with the amount of goodies I came home with from a one day event (plus a leadership dinner friday night). Check it out:
And in case you are wondering, why the shammy (that purple rectangle in the stamp case) is all inky. That is because they had a brand new one on the table for us to use with our make & takes; and at the end of the day they let us divide up our goodies amongst the table and so I got to go home with a practically new, and oh so soft Stampin’ Shammy!
Sneak Peek of new Products!
I’m not confused… I know you are here to see what is new and cool and coming soon! 🙂 Here are some of the product suites and new products we got to see in person at the event. I didn’t get to play with all of it, but I got to see it all and play with some.
PSST-Want to see lots of product sample pictures? Check out my post over on my facebook page HERE
Isn’t it exciting stuff?
These will be available in the new Annual Catalog in June, though if you are a demonstrator or join my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers group before then, you’ll get to order in May AND get a discount to boot! #DemonstratorPerks!
I’ve placed my first early preorder, so I hope to start creating and be able to sprinkle some sneak peek project ideas here on the blog for you over the next month and a half!
In the meantime – don’t miss out on the Retiring Products!
Right now is a time of transition for Stampin’ Up – more so than normal! We are moving away from our partnership with Sizzix and so will be moving to a new die cutting machine sometime after the new catalog comes out. That means a lot of the current Big Shot accessories are retiring and may go quickly.
We also are discontinuing our Stampin’ Trimmer and there will be a transition time when we are no longer selling replacement cutting blades but don’t have our new paper cutting tool available yet.
If you aren’t a subscriber on my mailing list – I shared the full scoop in my last email and you can check it out ***HERE***
***The Retirement List comes out Monday 4/15 at 1pm MT *** Products will be while supplies last and may be discounted!
When Stampin’ Up released the new style of ink pad last year, I was excited to try it out. The compact and stackable shape was great, however, with inks – storage is important. I had mine in my ink spinning rack, but the new shape slides around a bit. So I’m super excited to share that they are launching the NEW Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad and Marker Storage today – and it looks even better than I expected!
Customize Your Stampin’ Up! Ink and Marker Storage to just what you need – just when you need it!
So, I’m not going to lie, I’ve looked at other storage systems before; but one of my challenges was trying to figure out how many slots I needed not only for the supplies I have now… but for what I planned to buy in the future. Because they come in fixed number of slots. Mix in the challenge of trying to figure out how much space I had for said storage (do I go vertical or horizontal, on a shelf or my desk) – and well, it could get complicated.
That is why I was so pleasantly surprised with the solution that Stampin’ Up! is releasing today. It lets you pick out exactly the pieces you need now… and you can mix/match/and add on later and know that everything is going to fit and everything is going to go together!
Here are your options to mix and match with:
Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays – comes in a set of 5 trays that hold a new style ink pad and the option to store a Stampin’ Write (or round barrel) marker. Total storage= 5 ink pads + 5 markers
Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays – comes in a set of 5 trays that hold 6 Stampin’ Blends per tray. Total storage = 30 Stampin’ Blends or other similar sized alcohol ink markers
Open Storage Cube – comes in a set of 1 cube that you can use to store punches, at least 7 standard sized spools of ribbon, or it appears 3 of the half-sized wood-mount stamp cases that you can fill with embellishments, scraps, or stamps!
Storage Lid – comes in a set of 1 that you can use this to make a finished look to the top of your stack of storage cubes or trays. It works with any of the pieces!
Storage Topper – comes in a set of 1 that you can use to top of any stack you create of storage cubes or trays. It is sized to hold ink refills but I may use it to hold extra ink pads like my Stazon or Memento ink. Total storage = 20 ink refills
Some important things to know about this Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad & Marker Storage
Can’t wait to design your perfect storage configuration? Let me make sure I’ve answered some of the important questions first so you can dive right in.
–Will this hold the old style ink pads? No. This compact mix and match design was created based around the dimensions of the new style of ink pads.
–How tall can I stack my Storage Trays? Stampin’ Up was able to stack 50 ink & marker trays in a single tower and have it work! However, while the Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are sturdy, the higher you stack them, the less stable they’ll become. So, I would recommend trying out stacks of 10-15 at first. You can play with stacking them taller and see how well it works with your table.
–Can these be mounted on the wall? No. They are designed to be stacked together and sit on a table.
–Do I need to worry about them sliding around or scratching up my table? We got you covered! Each tray set comes with silicone feet that you can attach to the bottom to protect your surfaces and keep them from sliding.
So how can you save on your Storage Configuration?
While Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have any bundles as of right now for these new Storage pieces, there are a couple ways you can save:
Get some free with Stampin’ Rewards when you host a party or place a $150+ order.
Order your storage as part of the Demonstrator Starter Kit! The starter kit gives you $125 of your choice of product for only $99 plus tax (shipping is free). So you can get extra pieces for your preferred configuration for free!
If you are a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, you automatically get 20% or more discounted off the retail price of each component! Yay!
*** BONUS GIFT FROM ME! ***
Order $30 or more of Storage by Stampin’ Up from me this week and I’ll send you a bonus Storage Lid for free. To get this gift, please use host code7YTHWE6W for orders less than $150 (if your order is over $150, you do not need to use the host code, your bonus will be sent to you automatically)
I love when you find a stamp set and coordinating patterned paper that work for a wide range of seasons and sentiments; and that is what the Painted Seasons bundle turned out to be for me this Sale-a-Bration! So, since we only have 2 days left of Sale-a-Bration 2019, I thought I would share with you some of the projects we have been making in my classes in the Seattle area over the last few months with this bundle.
I got the Painted Seasons bundle (free stamp set and paper pack – with your $100 purchase) because I loved the paper, and thought the stamp set was ok. Turns out, I love the stamp set just as much as the paper because it stamps beautifully every time for me!
Take the same idea of the first card and change the orientation of the layout and switch up the images from the Painted Seasons designer paper and stamps. The base supplies are all the same, so with just a change of colors and images you can get another beautiful card.
See what I mean? Really pretty cards! And you could change up the images but leave the colors the same in the first card and turn it into a Christmas Card! But, still need convincing with more ideas? Check these out:
This is one when you are feeling fancy and want to go for all the layers! Use Vellum to mellow out one of the brighter patterns in a designer paper pack, and then let your favorite bold pattern shine front and center.
And finally, a sweet and simple card that uses a single stamp and just some basic coloring for a bold statement.
They are all a bit different and all totally fun! I hope they gave you some inspiration for making projects for yourself at home.
*** Don’t miss out! You only have through tomorrow night (3/31) to get your favorite exclusive items as a free gift with purchase for every $50 or $100 in your Stampin’ Up order. You can see all the exclusive options available (and they’ve added a lot!) HERE
If you have more than $99 in product in your wishlist, don’t forget you can sign up for the Demonstrator Starter kit and get all that up to $175 in product for only the $99 as part of the Sale-a-Bration bonus***
Wow! Can you believe we made it to another year?! I’ve been spending a lot of my time focusing on family needs and in person classes and events – and haven’t had as much posting on my blog here. But I promise – I haven’t disappeared for good! 🙂
As I’m getting myself organized behind the scenes with new projects and classes to share with you here. I wanted to share about the new Occasions Catalog Product Samplers! I have had multiple people asking me if I was going to be offering them again with this catalog and the answer is yes!
I’m back with 4 options to give you the ultimate in versatility, but if you want a combo of just 2, feel free to email me at email@example.com and I’ll get you a custom invoice.
Product Samplers Available:
Choose from the following 3 options or select the I Want It All option and get all of them plus a free bonus gift from me!
OPTION 1- Paper Sampler:
Get 51 sheets of designer and specialty paper – that is one of every new pattern in the catalog! All for only $17.00!
What is Included: (click any image to be able to see close ups of any of the papers
You’ll get the following:
All My Love Designer Series Paper (6 – 6×6 sheets)
Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (2 – 6×6 printed vellum sheets, 2 – 6×6 double sided sheets)
How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (6 – 6×6 sheets – white flocking on some designs)
Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (6 – 6×6 sheets)
Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (5 – 6×6 sheets)
Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (6 – 6×6 sheets)
Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (12 – 6×6 sheets)
Get tons of paper in this bundle with labeled dividers so you know what paper pack each sheet is from along with the colors used in each paper pack.
Paper only sampler – $17.00 (plus shipping if needed)
OPTION 2 – Ribbon Sampler
Get 8 yards of ribbon and have a little bit of all the different styles. This is a perfect way to try them out and see which colors and materials best fit with your style of projects. All for only $9.00!
What is included:
You’ll get the following:
All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack (2 – 1 yd ea of 2 colors)
Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon (1 yd)
Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon (1 yd)
Calypso Coral 3/8″ Satin Ribbon (1 yd)
Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon (1 yd)
Old Olive Linen Thread (1 yd)
Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon (1 yd)
All ribbons are wrapped and tapped around a small card to help make it easy to see all your options and keep them from tangling up!
Ribbon only sampler – $9 (plus shipping if needed)
OPTION 3 – Embellishment Sampler
Get 96 fun and cute embellishments and have a little bit of all the different styles. This is a perfect way to try them out and see which will be perfect for your next projects. All for only $11.00!
What is included:
You’ll get the following:
Heart Epoxy Droplets (12 droplets – 4 ea of 3 sizes)
Frosted Flower Embellishments (6 – 2 ea of 3 colors)
Floral Romance Seals (2)
Sweet Pins & Tags (1 ea of 3 tag designs plus 3 hangers)
Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (15 – 3 ea of 5 colors)
Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins (50 – 5 ea of 5 colors of circles, 5 ea of 5 colors of flowers)
Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons (3 – 1 ea of 3 colors)
Classic Garage Metal Elements (2 – 1 ea of 2 designs)
Embellishment only sampler – $11 (plus shipping if needed)
Can’t decide or excited for everything?
Get the I Want It All Bundle w/ FREE gift!
With this bundle you will get everything listed above – that gives you everything you need to be ready to make the latest, cutest cards and projects!
Plus – I’m even giving you an extra gift for going for the whole kaboodle – 6 more sheets of paper and 5 yds of ribbon! Get a sampler of the Botanical Butterfly designer paper and 1 yd each of the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack! The ribbon coordinates perfectly with the Gingham Gala designer paper in the paper sampler.
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I Want It All Ultimate bundle- $37.00 (plus shipping if needed)
Order your 2019 Product Sampler by emailing me at Jennifer@nwstamper.com
Please include which samplers you are interested in and I’ll send your invoice to the email you provide. 🙂
If you have any questions, leave a comment or email me at Jennifer@nwstamper.com
I created this class for my Northwest Crafty Escape Weekend this fall and loved the cards so much that I’ve been wanting to share it as a class by mail. Well, time raced by and I realized that if I wanted to share it with you it had to be NOW otherwise we would miss the beautiful Frosted Floral designer paper as it retires at the end of this month! This set makes beautiful cards for the holidays, new year, and really any time of the year. I’d love to share these ideas with you and help you make them at home.
First Frost Class by Mail
Ok, so how do my classes by mail work? Well, I try to make it easy for you to have fun creating beautiful cards and try to give you a little extra so you can keep playing after you finish the kit cards. I do any die cutting or embossing for you – with the exception of die cuts that need to be stamped first (so like in this case, there are a couple flowers you would need to stamp before die cutting. In those cases, I give you the cardstock so you can stamp and cut yourself.
You also get all the precut paper and accessories needed to complete your kit. All you need is your adhesive, stamps, and ink.
You can purchase the project kit, or I offer a discount if you add-on the coordinating stamps & dies.
Class by mail options:
First Frost Class by Mail kit – $37 shipped priority mail
All card bases and envelopes including one silver edged and one gold edged card base to make one each of the 6 cards
All precut cardstock
Die cuts out of the Black Foil paper
Precut Frosted Floral designer paper for the cards
1 6×6 piece of each pattern in the Frosted Floral designer paper pack
I can’t believe World Card Making Day snuck up on me already this year! This coming Saturday – October 6th – is World Card Making Day. A day to remind us to create something handmade and special to send to someone who could use that smile and pick me up from you.
As paper crafters, we love to create cards and other projects; but we don’t always either (1) set aside the time for ourselves to actually relax and create – I know there are many out there who get inspired and buy the craft supplies and then lovingly look at them as you walk by your craft storage on the way to your next thing 🙂 – or (2) we make cute cards, but don’t actually send them or give them to anyone!!!
Well, this is your week! Join me in committing to taking that time to sit down for ourselves and enjoy the moment creating something special. And then commit to giving it away! That is right! Share the love and the joy, and give it to someone else and brighten their day. 🙂
A Special Flash Sale for Supplies!
Stampin’ Up has put together a flash sale that is good through Sunday night that gives you a discount on lots of basics and super cute kits to help restock your stash or kick start that creative feeling. Check them out:
Didn’t I tell you there is lots of cute and useful stuff?!
PS – If you didn’t hear, today was the kick off of the 2018 12 Weeks of Christmas exclusive email series! Each week I’m sending out a free holiday tutorial that will only be found in email – not on the blog or facebook page. Make sure you are on the list so you can get your weekly dose of inspiration right in your inbox! www.nwstamper.com/newslettersignup
So, the 2018 Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog launched yesterday and I’m still trying to whittle my wishlist down since there is still so much from the catalog I really want to play with and try! 🙂 I love how this catalog does a great job at having a variety of styles and themes. So you have rustic, classic, cutesy, vintage, trendy… personally, I love some of the new cute stamps and papers. But at the same time, I love some of the more traditional and elegant suites too.
This is also why I love offering Product Samplers, so you don’t feel like you have to buy the entire catalog to get a chance to try out and play with all the new amazing papers and embellishments in the new catalog! Its a discounted grab bag and I have more info at the bottom of this post or on the Holiday Catalog Product Sampler page.
In the meantime, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the Holiday Catalog:
Right now, I’m crushing on the Santa’s Workshop Suite, Dashing Deer Bundle, and Country Lane Suite the most. What are your favorites?
Specials this Month!
There are two things happening this month at the same time as the Holiday Catalog release… well, kind of three, but still….. 🙂
Dashing Along Designer Paper Promotion
Stampin’ Up is releasing a designer paper pack only for the month of September. It is a free gift with any party or personal order that totals $250 or more. So, if you and a few of your friends are thinking of ordering some items from the Holiday Catalog, let me know and I can get you a host code and you can combine your orders into one party and not only get extra free host credits, but you can get this pack of paper and share it! You get 4 sheets each of these 3 double sided designer in 12×12.
Use those Bonus Days coupons
If you earned a Bonus Day coupon in August, now is the time to use them! You have from Sept 1-30th to use those coupons and get extra goodies with your order. You just need to find your bonus days coupon email and then use the long number/letter voucher code at checkout to get $5 in credit per code.
If you have multiple, you can use them all at once or across multiple orders. There is so much cute stuff in the new Holiday Catalog, that it won’t be hard to find something (or many somethings) to use your coupon on!
Need Help Deciding What to Get? Try a Product Sampler!
It never fails, a new catalog comes out and I love so many different papers, ribbons, and embellishments but I know it isn’t economical to purchase ALL the papers or ALL the embellishments, and it is even harder to use up all those papers and embellishments when you have all full packs. So, I started offering Product Samplers. This is a way to try out a little of all the new goodies in small amounts so you can see which items you love and need more; and which you may want to make that one card you saw online but wouldn’t use a full pack.
This catalog I’m offering Paper only, Ribbon & Embellishments only, or the I WANT IT ALL bundle that comes with a free gift. I have photos and a list of all the items you will get in your sampler packs. I package them so you can use them all completely in projects at home.
It is the first day of the new Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog and I’m here with a few of my team members to share with you some really cute ideas from the new catalog.
I mean, gotta kick it off right with some inspiration for you!
Don’t forget! If you earned Bonus Days certificates in August, you are now able to use them! You have until the end of September to use your certificates. You can use them on any order and as many as you want in the order! So, if you see something you love from the ideas we share, take advantage of those $5 credits to get a deal on them in September!
Ok, now back to today’s project. One of the things I love doing with my group is swapping when a new catalog is being released. Many of us preorder some of the new product and then create cards to swap with each other so we have more ideas and samples to share. So, my project I’m posting today is the card I created for our swap. I know this is the “holiday” catalog and so there are lots of great Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving/fall sets. But I spotted this Mean So Much stamp set and love how it is unique and perfect for any time of year.
Mean So Much Faux Watercolor Lettering
One of the things I love about this stamp set is how neat the sentiment looks with all the different colors of ink. I’ve seen this type of coloring – Watercolor Lettering – before and it often takes inking a stamp partially, cleaning it off, inking it up in a different area stamping again, rinse and repeat. Or you can brush the lettering with an aqua painter and then tap in liquid ink. However, this stamp set breaks it up for you and makes it much easier!
Here is what the stamp set looks like:
You see those strange faded partial letters? Well, they actually layer surprisingly easily to create this sentiment! So you end up with Faux Watercolor Lettering!
Tips for getting the letters to line up
Use the Stamparatus! With the Stamparatus, you can place all 4 images on the 2 clear plates included with it and this allows you to place each stamp and try it out on scrap paper so you can make sure you like your alignment before stamping your final project. Because once you like it, you know the stamps are always going to stamp in that same spot.
Start with stamping the last part of the sentiment first (“uch to me”). If you stamp the last part first, it will leave a large enough image on your paper, that you can easily see where you need to position the next part of the sentiment (“u mean so uc”).
Work your way from right to left on stamping the sentiment. Stamp the first image, and then set the next stamp over your first image. Since these are photopolymer stamps, you can see through to know exactly where to line up your image.
Play with color combinations. I spent a while trying out different color sets until I found the combination I liked best for this card. Start by looking at patterned papers or embellishments to see which colors go together well and then branch out into what calls to you.
For this card I used the following colors:
Add Other Fun Accents like WoodGrain Textures paper, sequins, and ribbon!
So, once I had the sentiment how I liked it, I pulled together the rest of the card. I cut out the heart from the same stamp set and added one of the small stars from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins. And because one star or sequin is never enough, I added more to the upper left corner as well!
Finally, for the bottom, I used scrap strips of the Woodgrain Textures designer paper and layered a bit of the Powder Pink Mini Ruffled Ribbon underneath so a hint peeked out.
So I hope you enjoyed the idea I shared with you today. Remember, just because it is in a holiday catalog doesn’t mean it isn’t useful all year round! Now, I invite you to check out even more fun ideas from more of the Fun n’ Crafty Stampers:
I’m super excited to be traveling to OnStage Live for the Stampin’ Up 30th Anniversary party! Almost 10,000 demonstrators from around the world are going to be descending on Orlando, Fl in November for 3 days of celebration and excitement as we see the newest upcoming spring releases. This year, they are inviting some number of demonstrators to be display board stampers and design ideas and inspiration for all those demos coming to OnStage. I would love to have the chance to create and share for OnStage, so I wanted to pull together some of my favorite cards & projects from recent classes and my own craft room playing. 🙂 Those of you stopping by from Stampin’ Up’s home office, thank you for your consideration!
A lot of my cards lately have been about mixing and matching different project supplies from my craft room so you can see how they go together. The cards are a bit more clean and simple (I tend to either go lots of layers or clean and simple).
This last card was showing how mixing and matching embossing makes for awesome effects! I stamped some and heat embossed extra of the background dots from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. Then we layered over it some circles that had been embossed with the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder. Add on a glittery die cut and simple sentiment and you have a card that wows in person!
(See all the details for this dragonfly card HERE)
Scrapbook Layout 12×12
I love using patterned paper to create scrapbook layouts and layering them to make my photos really stand out! I wasn’t too sure at first about the Tranquil Textures designer paper but it was just the right look and colors to go with this photo of Caitlin at the beach. The extra embossing with the sneak peek Corrugated Dynamic Embossing folder was a fun touch. Plus it is soooo easy to make longer than 6″ pieces look continuous with this embossing folder. It is going to be a must-have from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.
Though I just have to show you a close up of the page title! I did gold foil backed die cut words from the Sunshine Wishes thinlits. And even created my own “my” by cutting up another “sunshine” and gluing them together!
And a gussied up Silver Mini Gable Box. I did this at an event to show people how the Support Ribbon dies and matching Ribbon of Courage stamp set are for more than just support cards. Most people didn’t even realize these flower and leaf dies were in the set! An easy way to make a perfect favor box.
I hope you enjoyed my projects I shared today. I’d love to hear what you think by having you leave me a comment and sharing which is your favorite!
Some of these projects are new and I’ll be sharing full details soon on the blog, so please stop back by or leave me a comment and I can share more! I hope to see some of you at OnStage in November as well!
It’s been fun popping back onto the blog for the last 10 days to share projects and promotions – and to giveback to my friends and followers!
At the end of each of the last 10 blog posts, I had a giveaway item and a question you needed to answer in the comments. I pulled up Random.org to help me draw winners and check the list below to see if it is you!
**If you are a winner, please make sure I have your correct mailing address so I can send your goodies to the right place**
Giveaway Prizes (click on any photo to learn more about any of them)
Alright, we’ve reached the last day of my 10 days of Celebration of my 10 years of being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator! I have been sharing projects and ideas over the last few days and hopefully you’ve found some fun ideas to try. Now, since this post was supposed to go live yesterday (whoops!) I’m extending the deadline to enter all the giveaways until 9pm pst tonight. So, make sure you have followed the links near the end of this post to enter all of the prior days by leaving comments on the blog and then leave a comment for todays as well.
I am also offering a free gift with purchase on all orders today – you get to pick your favorite gift that I offered over the last 9 days to be your freebie! If you round your order up to $50, don’t forget you’ll be earning a bonus days coupon to boot! So, stack on the extras while making a dent in your wishlist. 🙂
Today’s Project – Gold & White Friend Card
I was blown away by the card I’m sharing with you today. It was created by my friend Breelin Renwick – who is an amazing stamper – for a swap. It is such a good example about how little touches of gold can really make a huge impact on the finished look of your card! This card mixes and matches the gold foil in the doily, punched out leaves using gold foil paper, and the gold mini sequins.
The sentiment and stamped flowers is from the Love What You Do stamp set and it goes so perfectly with the rest of the items from the Garden Impressions suite. I will admit, the watercolor impressionistic flowers and designs from this suite doesn’t call to me when I see it all together like in the pictures in the catalog; but changing out the stamp set and using the designer paper and the dies as a pop of texture and color really works for me! It makes for a stunning, soft background that lets your shinier elements really stand out, don’t you think?
But the hidden amazing touch is the *embossing* using a thinlit die! Can you see it in the picture above? The large, corner die that cuts out flowers and leaves was instead used to emboss the paper, making a pretty raised texture without the need for fussy gluing. To get this effect, you need the Big Shot Embossing Mats. They come with a guide that tells you how to use ANY of your dies for embossing instead of cutting. The embossing mats are a mix of silicone and thin plastic sheets that allow you to get just the right shim where your dies can be pressed into your paper to give the raised impression but not pressed so hard that they cut your paper. So awesome, right?!
I’ve used the embossing mats before in class, so I promise I’ll post more project ideas with them soon!
Make it at home! Here are the supplies you’ll need:
Its the last day of my 10yr Anniversary Celebration! I was a little behind on getting day 10 out, so you have until 9pm PST TODAY (8/9) to get your comments and orders in before I draw winners tonight!
Quick links to enter for the first 9 giveaway gifts here:
DAY 10 GIFT– Free gift with a $40+ order – YOUR CHOICE!
Pick any of the gifts from days 1-9 and you can choose which you would like with your order TODAY ONLY!
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DAY 10 GIVEAWAY – WIN A SPOOL OF BERRY BURST METALLIC EDGE RIBBON!
TO ENTER – Leave a comment on this blog post sharing what type of project you think you’ll be working on next to be entered to win! Winner drawn randomly on 8/9/2018.
Don’t forget – you can go back and enter all 9 of the previous days giveaways. You have until 9pm PST tonight to get your comments in. 🙂 Good luck!