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September 2017

Create Cheer, Any Time of Year!

Use the versatile Merry Café Stamp Set to create festive cider or peppermint cocoa images to invoke cozy warmth during the holiday season. Perfectly paired with the Coffee Café Stamp Set, Merry Café can be used to make heartfelt gestures year-round, as there is no seasons’ end to the joy of reaching out and sharing a cup to reconnect and renew friendships.

Merry Cafe SS

What's nicer than having a hot drink on a chilly day in fall or winter? Whether for Halloween, the holidays season, or for cheering up a friend, this set has it all!  Below is the Merry Café Stamp Set that has Fall, Christmas, and generic stamps.

Merry Café Photopolymer Stamp Set

Some people firmly believe that coffee is life. And whether that's you or not, you certainly know someone who feels that way. You should probably get a cup of coffee (or water if that's your thing), buy this peppy set, and start creating.  Pair the Merry Café Stamp Set with the Coffee Café Stamp Set and use it all year long. 

Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp Set

The best thing about the above stamp set is that it's part of the Coffee Café Bundle (bundle and save 10%).  Here are the dies:

Coffee Cups Framelits Dies

I have fallen in love with both the Merry Café and the Coffee Café Stamp set and love creating with them.  Here is the card I created for you today that uses both the Merry Café and the the Coffee Cups Framelits.

10-19-17 Merry Cafe Card

Products Used:

  • Merry Café Stamp Set (HC-144965)
  • Coffee Café Bundle (AC-145331)
  • Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (143704)
  • Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (HC-144613)
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker's Twine (AC-144354)
  • Burlap Ribbon 5/8" (AC-141487)
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla (101650); Cajun Craze (119684); Crushed Curry (131199); Crumb Cake (120953); Early Expresso (119686)

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  If you shop with me online, please use the following Host Code: HZFJBJ7A

Happy stamping!


Fall is coming!

Fall is one of my favorite seasons (next to Spring).  I think I like fall so much because the weather starts cooling down and the leaves start changing colors that make the scenery so beautiful. 

I wanted to copy the changing colors that will happen soon in the card I made today.

Eclipse Fall Card

I've been seeing the Eclipse Technique on Pinterest and have wanted to try it.  I think it turned out great in this fall card...don't you?

Here is how to create an Eclipse Card:

  • Stamp your background design on cardstock of your choosing.  I choose Whisper White and used the leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I created the different colors by adding reinkers to a baby wipe (I used Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist).
  • Stamp the leaves on the baby wipe and then stamp them all over the Whisper White cardstock.  You can use the baby wipe over and over several times.
  • Then using the letters from the Large Letters Framelits, I cut out the word FALL.  I added a slightly smaller piece of Tangerine Tango to the back of the Whisper White cardstock.
  • Using our new Mini Dimensionals, add several to each of the back of each of the letters you just cut out.
  • Fit them back into place on the Whisper White cardstock to create the look above.

Product used:

  • Colorful Seasons Stamp Set (143726)
  • Large Letters Framelits (141712)
  • Ink Refills: Tangerine Tango (111841), Lemon Lime Twist (144092), Garden Green (102059), Crushed Curry (131158).
  • Mini Dimensionals (144108)

I hope you enjoyed the Eclipse Card I created. 

Thank you for joining me today.

Wreath Card using the new Leaf Punch!

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. The Leaf Punch on page 49 of the Holiday Catalog coordinates with the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.  

But wait...our punches are great when you use them on their own too.  They are affordable and easy to use.  The Leaf Punch as shown below will create great projects.

Leaf Punch 144667

Let me show you what you can create with the punch and Silver, Gold and Copper Foil Sheets, and Silver and Gold Glimmer Paper.  I even embossed the flap of the envelope using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.

Wreath Card-Leaf Punch
(Card was cased from Mary Fish.)

Here is another card using the Leaf Punch, but I changed it up a bit.

Card using Leaf Punch

Of course, you could use less leaves, but why would you.

Here is the product used to make these cards:

  • Leaf Punch (144667)
  • Hang Your Stocking Stamp Set (142114)
  • Petal Burst Embossing Folder (141493)
  • Foil Sheets:  Copper (142020); Gold (132622); Silver (132178)
  • Glimmer Paper:  Gold (133719); Silver (135314)
  • Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144146)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (100730)

You can check out all the punches that are available on pages 206-208 in the Annual Catalog.  If you don't have a demonstrator that you work with, I would love to share Stampin' Up! with you and give you a FREE catalog. 

Contact me today if you want to stamp with me. 

Thank you for joining me today.



Creep It Real!

With so many exciting holidays represented in the Holiday Catalog, there’s only a short amount of time to create fun Halloween projects—and that time is now!

Capture the spirit(s) of Halloween with the Creep It Real Stamp Set and create terrific treats for all the monsters, vampires, skeletons, and little monsters in your life!

Creep it Real Halloween Treat Items

Creep it Real Halloween Treat Bags

Try making any one of these treat items.  To keep it quick and simple, just add your treats to a clear cellophane bag and add a tag.

Here are some of the products used for the above projects:

  • Creep It Real Stamp Set (144768-Wood; 144780-Clear)
  • Treat Tubes (144612)
  • Black Rhinestones (144639)
  • Vintage Crochet Trim (144611)
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610)
  • Layering Ovals Framelits (141706)
  • Basic Black Baker's Twine (134576)
  • 3" x 6" Gusseted Cellophane Bags (141704)

Please use the following Host Code when ordering online:  HZFJBJ7A

If you need product to make your favorite Halloween Treat projects, click on the shop button that will take you directly to my online store.



Halloween Treat Tote!

Summer is winding down so my mind switches to fall and, of course, Halloween.  I thought I would share a cute Halloween Treat Tote (cased from Dawn Griffith), that will hold lots of different candies of your choice. 

Here is the tote:

Halloween Tote-1 Spooky Night DSP

For this Halloween Treat Tote, I used the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610) and the Spooky Cat Stamp Set (144749)

Halloween Tote-Spooky Night DSP

Here are the dimensions for this tote:

  • Cut a piece of the Spooky Night DSP 2 3/4" x 9".  Add Tear and Tape to the top and bottom of this DSP.
  • Cut two pieces of cardstock 1/2" x 9 1/4" and add this to where you put the Tear and Tape.
  • Cut one piece of cardstock 1/2" x 8" for the handle.
  • Cut one piece of cardstock at 3" x 4" for the base and score at 3/4" on each side.  Clip the ends and use Fast Fuse or Tear and Tape to form the base.  Add Tear and Tape around the base and add the DSP piece around the base to form the purse.  You will need to add another piece of Tear and Tape on the 2 3/4" side to close the end.
  • You can use Fast Fuse or Glue Dots to adhere the handle.
  • Decorate as you wish!

This treat box could be used for any holiday.

Contact me if you want to learn more about projects like this one.


Push Your Crafting to the Limits!

Sometimes you just need some projects that when you see them, you go WOW!

Well get ready for a creative challenge?  The projects below are designed for the avid stampers and crafters.  Don’t let the pictures intimidate you, newer crafters! You can make these great projects by pushing yourself outside your artistic comfort zone.  You can easily create a watercolor look by using the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper which has that hand-painted look.

Painted Autumn-Avid Stamper

Sometimes fussy cutting is needed and I know anyone can create projects like these and with the help of great product in the Painted Autumn Suite on pages 48 and 49 of the Holiday Catalog.

Stay tuned for another treat holder coming soon.

Painted Harvest Gift Cards!

Over the weekend, I worked on some gifts for new customers and for customers who stamp with me for the first time.  These cute gifts were made using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and the Wood Crate Framelits Dies. Check them out...

Painted Harvest gift card set

The crates are so easy to make...just add a little fast fuse and voila!  I made several gift cards using different colors.  I used Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry on one set, Tempting Turquoise on on the second and Melon Mambo on the third set of cards.

Here are the supplies I used to make these great gift boxes:
Painted Harvest Stamp Set (144783)
Wood Crate Framelits Dies (143730)
Whisper White 3" x 3" Envelopes (145829)
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177)
Jute Twine (144625)
Eastern Beauty Stamp Set (143675)

Chocolate Chip (126979)
Crushed Curry (131173)
Daffodil Delight (126944)
Tempting Turquoise (126952)
Melon Mambo (126948)

If you would like to earn one of these free gifts, sign up for one of my events.  Click on the Events/Classes Tab above that will take you to my website and you can join there.

Happy stamping!



Holiday Catalog Sneak Peak #4 using the Painted Autumn Suite!

Over the last week, I've shown you two cards that were made using product out of the Painted Autumn Suite. 

Now I want to show you the third card using the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and the Leaf Punch
(and bundled together you save 10%).

Painted Harvest Card
All three cards were so much fun to make and easy with the help of the Painted Autumn Suite provided by Stampin' Up!  (on pages 48-49 in the new Holiday Catalog).

But I need something to hold all three cards...and yes you guessed it...Stampin' Up! offers clear Acetate Card Boxes to store
those great projects.

I pulled one out and decorated the front of the box.  Check it out below.  The second box is a picture of the clear box with all three cards tucked inside.  Wouldn't these make great gifts?

Painted Harvest Suite w-Box

Products Used:

  • Painted Harvest Stamp Set (144783) (Bundle - 146021)
  • Leaf Punch (144667)
  • Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613)
  • Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Folders (143704)
  • 5/8" Burlap Ribbon (141487)
  • Acetate Card Boxes (144628)
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle (Wood-146024; Clear-146025)
  • 2" Circle Punch (133782)
  • Layering Circles Framelits (141705)
  • Lots of Labels Framelits (138281)
  • Glitter Enamel Dots (#144200)
  • 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon-Old Olive (144196); Crushed Curry (144197)
  • 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon-Soft Sky (144160)
  • Medium Very Vanilla Envelopes (107300), Medium Whisper White Envelopes (107301)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Inks:  Garden Green, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze

The holidays are coming whether we want them to or not. 
Why not get started on some great projects like these to add
to your gift list.

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great projects.  Happy Stamping!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is here!

Finally, the 2017 Holiday Catalog is here!

You can start ordering out of this great catalog today!

2017 Holiday Cat Cover
If you don't have a demonstrator, I would love to work with you.  Please contact me and I will send you a FREE copy in the mail.  Just send me your address and subscribe to my email list.

I can't wait to share great projects working with the new Holiday product.

Thanks for stopping by.