Craft Fair Project

Happy Friday!  Hope you have plans for a fun and relaxing weekend.  Today I am sharing a project from last year’s 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter.  Newsletter recipients received a variety of holiday project and gift ideas.  This project, stamped tile coasters,  is perfect as a craft fair project and is not holiday specific.  The coasters are stamped with the flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set.   We’re approaching the time of year when crafters are planning projects for fall and winter craft sales.  This is a quick, easy project and would be great for a craft fair or just as a gift.  Even better, you can make multiple sets at the same time.

Stampin’ Up! Project Materials:
  • Beautiful Day Stamp Set (#151257)
  • Stazon Jet Black Pad (#101406)
  • Stazon Jet Black refill (#102566)
  • Stampin’ Blends: Flirty Flamingo Light (#147031); Rich Razzleberry Light (#144584); Real Red Light (#147933); Highland Heather Light (#146881); Shaded Spruce Light (#147936); and Mango Melody Dark (#147983)
Other Materials:
  • 4″ x 4″ marble tumbled tiles
  • adhesive backed felt or adhesive backed cork for bottom of tiles
Directions:
  1. Wipe tiles with damp cloth to remove dust. Allow to dry.
  2. Ink stamp with Stazon Jet Black – be sure that ink pad is well inked.
  3. Stamp the image onto the tile using even pressure and hold for approximately 30 secs. to ensure that ink adheres to the tile.
  4. Allow to dry for approximately 5 minutes before coloring with Stampin’ Blends.
  5. Select desired Stampin’ Blends colors and color image. (refer to tips below before coloring)
  6. Put tiles into 250F oven for 20 minute (note: I put in oven, turned it off and left in overnight). Let cool before applying the adhesive tabs to bottom of tile.

TIPS:  Since Stazon ink is not recommended for use with Stampin’ Blends below are tips for coloring onto the tiles using the Blends:

  • Keep a paper towel handy to wipe the tip of the Blends often to remove any Stazon that may transfer to the tip of the Blends, especially with light colors.
  • In small areas (such as flower center), stipple with the tip of the Blends to color. Do not brush the
    image to color.
  • For the larger sections of the stamped image, use short strokes to color and color just up to but not over the Stazon ink.
  • Remember to wipe blends tip on paper towels.
WANT MORE SAVINGS ON YOUR ORDERS?  WOULD YOU LIKE EARLY ACCESS TO THE HOLIDAY CATALOG?

Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  Plus, as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you will have online access to the Holiday Catalog and can even select items for your Starter Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  The coupon code you receive is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering products from the Annual or the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to read more details and join the fun!

Have a great weekend and check back next week for more fun project ideas! 

You may purchase supplies for this card by clicking the links under the Project Materials or visiting my online store.  I appreciate your business!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)The Host Code for August is: CZ9HMVB2.   

Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

 

Rare Blessings

Can you believe it’s August already!  Where is time going?  Currently here in middle Georgia, we’re experiencing the hot, humid days of summer.  So, it’s the perfect time to stay indoors and craft!

Today’s card features the Rare Blessings Stamp Set and if you’re looking for a simple card to create, this one has you covered.  Recently, a friend had asked if I could make a simple, blank card (no sentiment) for them to use.  The Rare Blessings set was on my desk, so I thought it would be perfect to use.  Since the flower in the stamp set is delicate in appearance, I decided to use a soft color scheme of Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam.  The flower image was first stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored using the Soft Sea Foam and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Sets.  The Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends highlights the center stamen petals of the flower.  Using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, a frame is created from the Soft Sea Foam cardstock to highlight the flower image.

A Rare Blessing

The interior of the card could not be completely blank!  So, the small flower from the stamp set was stamped and colored to add an extra touch.

Add a comment and let me know what color scheme you’d like to see used with this stamp set.  I’ll use it on a future post.

WANT MORE SAVINGS ON YOUR ORDERS?  WOULD YOU LIKE EARLY ACCESS TO THE HOLIDAY CATALOG?

Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  Plus, as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you will have online access to the Holiday Catalog and can even select items for your Starter Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  The coupon code you receive is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering products from the Annual or the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to read more details and join the fun!

Check back next week for more fun project ideas!  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!  

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for August is: CZ9HMVB2.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

On To Adventure Birthday Card

Today is my husband’s birthday so I decided to use the On to Adventure stamp set stamp set to create his birthday card.  Since his retirement, he spends several days a week playing golf.  So when I saw the On To Adventure stamp set, I knew the golfer would get lots of use.  The Well Written Dies provide the birthday greeting and help keep the focus on the golfer.  If you’ve not seen the set, be sure to check it out in the Annual Catalog on page 28.  In addition to the golfer, there are three other stamps that can be combined with other sets to create fun cards.  And the Well Written dies provide a variety of sentiment options.

Masculine Birthday Card

Card Details:
  • Night of Navy cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-12″, scored & folded at 4-1/4″) creates the card base.
  • A 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of  See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper is the second layer.
  • Card front layer is Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4″ x 5″).
  • With Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the golfer onto a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Color, as desired, with Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends colors used for this card are Ivory, Dark Night of Navy, Dark Balmy Blue, Light Granny Apple Green,  Light Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Crumb Cake.  Cut using the medium circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies.  With Snail Adhesive, layer onto a Night of Navy cardstock circle cut using the Layering Circles Dies.
  • Cut sentiment from of Night of Navy cardstock using the Well Written Dies.  To adhere to the card front, lightly sponge Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto the back of each word and place on the card front.  TIP: use a sponge dauber.  Rinse after use then label the dauber to use specifically for applying liquid glue.
  • Crisscross Braided Linen trim across upper portion of card.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the golfer to the card over the crisscross.  

Be sure to check out all of the stamps in the On To Adventure stamp set.  The stamp designs with the shaded areas make coloring easy to do.

Just a reminder – BONUS DAYS are here!

For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1-31.  There is no limit to the number of Bonus Days coupon codes you can receive.  The coupon codes are sent via email.  If you earn multiple coupon codes in a single order, all of the coupon codes will be in one email.  

WANT MORE SAVINGS ON YOUR ORDERS?

 Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  What’s great is the coupon code is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering product from the soon to be released Holiday Catalog.   Click here to read more details and join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for July is: 9HRS3HHQ. 

Please use Host Code only if your order is less under $150.   You will receive the host rewards if your order exceeds $150!

 

Christmas in July with Lots of Cheer

The Hallmark Channel recently released the dates for the start of their Christmas in July holiday movies.  One of my favorite things  during the holidays is watching the Hallmark Christmas movies and this July, I plan to get an early start by watching some of the Hallmark Christmas in July movies.  So in honor, I am celebrating Christmas in July with Lots of Cheer.  The Lots of Cheer is a new holiday stamp set released in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog (page 69).  What better way to forget the warm, muggy weather than to watch Christmas movies on Hallmark in July!  Plus, you can get a head start on your holiday cards and ease the last minute rush in December.  Christmas in July with Lots of Cheer

Card Details:
  1. Create card base using Whisper White Thick cardstock ( 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score & fold at 4-1/4″).  Add a layer of 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Real Red Designer Series Paper (from the 6″ x 6″ Regals Designer Series Paper pack).
  2. Stamp the stack of presents onto a 3-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Cut the shape using the 3rd largest Stitched Nested Labels die.
  3. Color the stamped image with Stampin’ Blends.  The light Balmy Blue stampin’ blend adds a hint of color along the outline edges of the presents.  Additional Stampin’ Blends colors on the project includes Call Me Clover (light & dark), Daffodil Delight (light & dark), Real Red (light & dark), Smoky Slate (light & dark) and Pumpkin Pie (dark).  If desired, use the Color Lifter to lighten the center area of the hat.
  4. Use the 2nd largest Stitched Nested Labels die to cut the Call Me Clover cardstock.  Layer the image piece on top and adhere with snail adhesive. 
  5. With Call Me Clover Classic Stamp pad, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings onto a small scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the Classic Label Punch.  If desired, use the punch to cut one end to create a “v” pennant tail as seen in the card photo.
  6. Attach sentiment label to the back of the Call Me Clover layer.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card base.  
  7. Tie a double bow using 2 strands of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  Attach to card with mini-glue dot.  Complete embellishing by placing a red rhinestone on the knot of the bow.

Don’t delay, order the Lots of Cheer stamp set and check the Hallmark Channel for Christmas in July showtimes so you can get in the holiday spirit with me!  Throughout July, I’ll be adding a few more Christmas projects so make sure you’re registered to receive my posts.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials (click on photo to order)
The Host Code for July is: 9HRS3HHQ.  Please use Host Code only if your order is less under $150.  

 

New Wonders

One of the stamp sets in the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is the New Wonders Distinktive Stamp Set.  This stamp set is available for Hosts to purchase. When I saw the set in the catalog, I knew it was one to add to my collection.  It has three fairies (at least, that’s what I’m calling them) and some great sentiments.  The Distinktive Stamps add dimension and photo quality to the fairy images.  Fortunately, I was able to pre-order the stamp set.  You can order from the catalog starting on June 4.  Since this set is exclusive for hosting a party, gather your friends and schedule an online stamp party with me.  With qualifying sales, you can purchase the set plus earn Stampin’ Rewards to spend on other products. 

Today, I have note card with a sneak peak of a couple of the stamps from the New Wonders set.  Since I am trying to deplete my stash of retiring designer series paper, I am using the 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper pack.  Since the Designer Series Paper pack is retiring, order it now while it’s still available.  The note card’s base color is Soft Sea Foam.  For the note card below, I am using the fairy with the ink pen and the “Just popping in to say…Hi” sentiments.  The sentiments are actually two different stamps with the Hi as a separate stamp.  The stamp set contains are other sentiments to complete the phrase.  A variety of Stampin’ Blends colors bring the fairy to life!   

New Wonders Popping in to Say Hi

Card Details:
  1. Attach a piece of 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Soft Sea Foam Designer Series Paper to a Whisper White Note Card using Snail Adhesive. 
  2. Use largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut Soft Sea Foam Cardstock
  3. Stamp fairy image onto a 3-1/4″ square of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The following Stamping Blends are used:  Dress – Light & Dark Soft Sea Foam, Light & Dark Highland Heather;  Hair – Light Soft Suede, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight; Face/Hands/Feet – Ivory; Ink Pen – Light & Dark Smoky Slate; Hearts – Light Real Red.  Use the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter to add highlights.  Or select your favorite Stampin’ Blend colors!
  4. To highlight the wings on the fairy, color them with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
  5. Cut using the Layering Circles Dies.  After cutting, adhere to the Soft Seafoam stitched circle with adhesive.  
  6. Adhere to front of card with adhesive.
  7. Stamp sentiments onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Note:  use the Stamparatus for ease in placement and stamping of the phrase.  Cut the sentiment with the label die from the Perfect Parcel Dies (this is also in the 2019-2020 Catalog).  
  8. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card.
  9. Color a strip of 1/8″ Whisper White Sheer Ribbon using the Dark Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends.  Let dry for a few minutes before tying into a bow.  Attach bow to card using mini glue dots. 

The full list of project materials is at the end of this post. 

Note: The last day to order the 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper is June 3 or while supplies last so don’t delay.   The New Wonders Distinktive Stamp Set and the Perfect Parcel Dies are available starting on June 4.  

Contact me if you wish to host a party and add the New Wonders stamp set to your collection. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Questions welcomed.

Happy Crafting…

Project Materials (click to order)

 

 

 

Accented Blooms

Do you like to color?  The Accented Blooms set is the perfect stamp for coloring!  Since  graduation season is nearing, Congratulatory cards seem to always be in need.  So, today’s card showcases the Accented Blooms stamp set transformed into a congratulatory card.  Though the stamp set does not include a congratulatory message, it is easy to select a sentiment from another stamp set.  The Congratulations sentiment on this card is from the Lilypad Lake stamp set.  After stamping, the sentiment is cut with the coordinating die to create a banner.   Since the floral stamp resembles a field of wildflowers, a variety of Stampin’ Blends colors are chosen to color the flowers.  Notice the Whisper White edging along the card layer panel?   It is a small touch that adds additional visual interest.  Read the card details below the photo to find out were to find the edging die.

Congratulations using Accented Blooms

Card Details:
  1. Card base is Daffodil Delight cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″ to create a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card).
  2. Stamp the Accented Blooms bouquet onto a 4″ x 4″ square of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  
  3. Color the blooms on using Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends colors for this card are: Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Mango Melody, Light Balmy Blue, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light Mossy Meadow, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Petal Pink, and Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo.  Since the card base is Daffodil Delight, touches of the Daffodil Delight blends is colored on the centers of each flower.  Remember – blending different colors of the Stampin’ Blends creates visual interest! 
  4. With the lace edge die from the Be Mine Stitched Dies, cut two strips to add along the side edges of the 4″ x 4″ panel.  Attach to the back of the panel using desired adhesive.
  5. Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut a tag from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock. 
  6. Stamp the congratulatory sentiment in the Lilypad Lake stamp set using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Afterwards, cut with the coordinating banner die from Lakeside Dies.  
  7. Assemble the card as follows: center and attach panel to card front.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the Daffodil Delight tag in the tag area of the blooms.  Next, use mini glue dots to attach the Congratulations banner across the Tailored Tag.  
  8. Embellish the tag with the Daffodil Delight sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins package.
Today’s Tips!
  • Mix it up with other stamps to create another design.  The beauty of the Accented Blooms set is the tag area. There are a variety of sentiments that will fit the area. This enables you to utilize more of your stamp sets for a variety of occasions.
  • Look at all of your die pieces to see if there is a die that will add a “little something” to your card.  The lace edge from the Be Mine Stitched Dies is a perfect example.

Remember to check the Last Chance retiring products list.  We’re midway through May and you’ll want to get your favorite products before they are gone!  Plus if you prefer wood mount stamps, order now as they are retiring.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I would love to receive your comments.  Just add them in the comments section below.

Happy Crafting…

Project Materials: (click on item to order)