Bloom All Year

As with many of our catalogs, the Occasions catalog has it’s share of project kits from Stampin’ Up!.  The Made to Bloom Kit makes it possible for you to bloom all year long.  In the kit, you will also receive pre-printed elements which allows you to add beautiful color to your cards.  The kit also contains a stamp set, accents, stamp pad, stamp block, adhesive backed pearls, card bases and envelopes.  Once you complete all the cards, you can store them in the acetate box included or, give them away as a gift.  

I love being able to have a box of cards for any occasion.  Stampin’ Up! adds new project kits to every catalog each year.  When you are new to stamping or have limited time to craft, these kits are a life saver.  Being able to have all the products in one box saves time and helps you improve your crafting skills.  

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Swap Card featuring Sale-a-Bration Lasting Lily Stamp Set

For a recent team meeting,  I made a swap card featuring the Sale-a-Bration Lasting Lily stamp set.  It is a simple card that is perfect for all levels of card makers.  The Lasting Lily stamp set is FREE with a $100 purchase (before taxes/shipping).  The set contains 16 photopolymer stamps.   The beauty of the lilies are the Distinktive style stamp.  This means the stamp is designed to lay down the ink in a way to obtain varying depths of color.  Don’t you love the definition in the flowers?  This is all done with the Distinktive stamp and does not require multiple step stamping.  In addition, there are some wonderful sentiments with the set.  

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily Stamp Set in Highland Heather

A couple of tips when using the Distinktive style of stamp:

  1. To obtain a clear stamped impression, do not use a “juicy” ink pad since it will overfill the impressions.  To solve the problem of a juicy pad, use the back of a spoon to push the ink to one end of the stamp pad.  This will create a drier area to use for stamping.  How can you tell if your ink pad is too juicy?  Ink the stamp and look for ink bubbles or blotches.  If there are bubbles or blotches your pad has too much ink.  After stamping the flowers, use the back of the spoon to move the ink back into the stamp pad.  By pushing the ink to one side of the pad, you will not be wasting the ink in your pad.
  2. You do not want to overfill your stamp and loose the distinktive impression.  To avoid this, try not to press the stamp into the ink pad.  Be sure to tap, tap, tap  the stamp onto the ink pad.  Just by employing this method, I found that the perfect amount of ink was picked up by the stamp creating the desired stamped image.  
  3. To achieve even pressure, use a Stampin’ pierce mat with the photopolymer stamps.

Card Directions:

  1. Card Base: Thick Whisper White Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ to create a top fold card.
  2. Cut Highland Heather Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5-1/4″ x 4″ and attach to Whisper White card base using Snail Adhesive.
  3. For the 3rd layer, cut Highland Heather Cardstock: 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and emboss using the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  4. Stamp the lilies using Highland Heather Classic Ink Pad onto a piece of 4-1/4″ x 3″ Whisper White cardstock.  For the stems, use Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad.  
  5. To attach the flower layer to the embossed Highland Heather layer, use Snail Adhesive.  Finish by attaching to card front with stampin’ dimensionals.
  6. Add the desired sentiment to the card.  For this card, the sentiment is from the Home to Roost Sale-a-Bration stamp set.  Punch using the 1-1/4″ circle punch and attach to card front using adhesive.  
  7. To complete the card, add a bow and rhinestone basic jewels.  The ribbon is another Sale-a-Bration item (Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack).  Note: You can also dye a white ribbon using the Highland Heather ink refill or your ink pad.  

The full list of materials for this card is under Project Materials at the end of the post. To order your stamping supplies for this project,  click on the product links or shop for items through my online store.  And once you reach an order total of $100, you can select the Lasting Lily stamp set for FREE!  Remember, shopping is available 24-7! 

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It’s All About Cling

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It can always be frustrating when your stamp does not stick to the block surface.  It’s been a long time coming, but Stampin’ Up!’s new Cling Stamps are here!  You can find these great stamps in the new Occasions Catalog.  

It will be so much easier to use these Cling Stamps.  I know you will be impressed with them as well. I’ve had the opportunity to try them and it’s such a pleasure to use them.  Just wait til you try them.  I published the video Stampin’ Up! last month announcing the release of these stamps, now you can see their newest video to show you how they are mounted.  Take a look below.

Stampin’ Up!’s classic red rubber stamps are now better than ever!  They are the same quality rubber material that you’ve always loved.  Now they come with an adhesive image label that will cling like crazy to clear blocks (AC p. 206) or Stamparatus plates (AC p. 207) each and every time you use them. So, from now on, our stamps will either be “cling”, or “Photopolymer.” 

Get these and other new products from the Occasions Catalog from my online store. 

If you have any questions about any of the new products, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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New Clearance Items

You can get your hands on some new Clearance Rack items if you act fast.  The Clearance Rack has had some items added to it recently.  It was a surprise to me as well given that we already have a year-end closeout sale in motion.

The Clearance Rack has a fresh face this week.  If you like to save while you shop and plan ahead, this is the perfect time to take advantage of the savings.  I know some of you are focusing on Christmas but sometimes we need a distraction from all the hustle and bustle.  Take a minute to see what’s on sale.
 
Some of the new products added are perfect for the new year and Valentine’s Day.  Take advantage of this wonderful sale and pick up some products to add to your “loving” collection.  
You definitely don’t want to miss these products at these savings. 
 
Combine that with the year-end closeout sale and you can really shop at great savings!
Let me know if you have any questions about this sale.

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First Frost Baker’s Box

Happy Friday!  This week I am sharing another of the recent class projects, a First Frost Baker’s Box.  The Baker’s Boxes are a great size for adding a treats or other small gifts.  One of my favorite embellishments for boxes is to make a belly band and add embellishments so naturally, I decided to use one for this project.  For embellishment, the First Frost Bundle coordinates beautifully with the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

To decorate the Baker’s Box, cut a 1-3/4″ wide strip of Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) to create the belly band.  Since the DSP will not fit completely around the box, cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock using the large Layering Ovals Framelit to connect the DSP and to act as a base for the embellishments.  

The stamped floral uses the Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Markers to color the stamp, then “huff” by blowing your breath over the inked stamp to keep the ink moist and stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Cut using the Floral Bouquet Framelits.  Also use the Framelits to cut Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Vellum images.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Stamp “enjoy” (from the Takeout Treats Stamp Set) using Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad on the right side of the oval.  Attach to the Blackberry Bliss oval on the baker’s box belly band.  Layer the cut embellishments onto the left side of the oval.  Finish by adding a doubled Linen Thread bow and scattering Basic Rhinestone Jewels around the paper.

 

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Frosted Shimmer

First of all, this card I am sharing with you today is a beautiful frosted shimmer. The shimmer does not show through pictures.  It features the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is part of the Frosted Floral Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  The card is also one of the samples that attendees made at this month’s card class.  Furthermore, the paper is “Shimmery” and while you really cannot appreciate it in the photograph, it’s amazing.  Seriously, the photos really do not do it justice and all of the paper in the package is simply gorgeous.  

Frosted Floral

So do you see the frosted shimmer?  Because of the glare, It may be a bit difficult to see.  Create the card using The First Frost Stamp set and Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies.  Both are offered in the First Frost Bundle while saving you 10%.  Do you notice the Soft Suede frame is askew?  Frame is cut using the Frosted Bouquet dies and attached to sentiment layer using dots of multipurpose liquid glue.  It also adds an unexpected dimension to the card.  Remember, all project materials can be found under Project Materials at the end of the post. 

 Also, you will have the opportunity to see so many more samples like this in my 12 Weeks of Christmas holiday promotion.

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