Kits! Kits! and More Kits!

Are you looking for creative fun?  Projects that have everything needed to complete?  If so, Stampin’ Up! has you covered with kits, kits and more kits!  The Looking Up Card Kit, Notes of Kindness Card Kit and Lots of Happy Card Kit are on pages 202-203 in the Annual Catalog.  And of course, Paper Pumpkin is another all-inclusive kit option.  Project kits are designed to make crafting simpler. The project design, pre-cut supplies and project materials are in one convenient kit.  This makes crafting easier and more fun.  The videos and photo below highlights the three kits.  

In addition, the following video provides a peek into the August Paper Pumpkin kit.  This project kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags.  Even better, there is an add-on kit!  So after completing the kit, you can use the extra components in the kit to make additional projects.  Click here to place your order for the kit before August 10.  Note:  the add-on kit is available for order starting August 1st.  Place your order for it in my online store.

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!

Scalloped Note Cards Set

One of the projects for this month’s card classes includes a Scalloped Note Cards set.  The 20 card package of Scalloped Note Cards and Envelopes comes in four colors.  The colors are Terracotta Tile, Balmy Blue, Light Pink and Old Olive.  Each attendee will receive one of each color so they can create a four card Scalloped Note Cards set.  Using components from the Magnolia Lane Suite as the main decor theme, each card coordinates yet differs slightly in appearance and with differing sentiments.  For details on the cards, scroll below the card photo.

Details for Scalloped Note Cards set:
Materials:  
  • Scalloped Note Cards and Envelopes – one of each color
  • Designer Series Paper – Magnolia Lane; Bird Ballard (Color Stripe – cut 4 at 1/2″ x 5″)
  • 3D Embossing Folders: Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder and Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  • Cardstock: Whisper White and Mossy Meadow
  • Dies: Magnolia Memory Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Bouquet Bunch Dies
  • Circle Punch: 2″ Circle Punch and 2-1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Stamp Sets: For The Love of Felt, A Little Lace, Beautiful Bouquet, Love What You Do
  • Ink pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Mossy Meadow and Terracotta Tile
  • Ribbon:  Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (part of the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack) , Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine, Braided Linen Trim
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Adhesives: Snail, Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Assembly: (refer to card photos for layering and placement)
  • With Snail Adhesive, add one stripe to the bottom interior edge of each of the Scalloped Note Cards.
  • Light Pink Note Card:

Stamp the sentiment from For the Love of Felt using Memento Black Ink Pad onto a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use Stitched Nested Label Die to cut the shape.  Attach to the front center of the Scalloped Note Card with Snail Adhesive.  Fussy cut a Magnolia Flower from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper. Attach to the corner of the sentiment layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie a bow using Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon bow and use mini glue dot to add to the card.

  • Balmy Blue Note Card:

For added dimension, texture emboss the front of the note card with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  Use the 2-1/4″ punch to cut a circle of Mossy Meadow cardstock. With the 2″ circle punch, cut a circle from a small floral print in the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.   Layer the floral print onto the Mossy Meadow cardstock circle.  Then, attach to the front of the card using Snail adhesive.  Stamp the sentiment from the A Little Lace stamp set onto a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White cardstock using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad.  With paper snips, cut a pennant tail on the right side of the strip.  Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, attach sentiment strip to the front of card.  Finish by embellishing with a Mossy Meadow Linen Thread bow.  TIP: tie a bow using two pieces of the string, creating a double thread bow.

  • Terracotta Tile Note Card:

Texture emboss the front of the note card using the Magnolia 3D embossing folder.  Wrap a piece of the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the card and tie into a bow.  Stamp the sentiment, For You, from the Beautiful Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Terracotta Tile.  Cut tag using the die from the Bouquet Bunch Dies.  Tie onto the polka dot bow using Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  TIP: to hold tag in place, add a Stampin’ Dimensional to the back of the tag.

  • Old Olive Note Card:

Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the sentiment onto a 4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  Attach to the front of the card with Snail adhesive.  With the Magnolia Memories Dies, cut three of the coordinating magnolia blossoms from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  Add around the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie a bow using the Braided Linen Trim and with a mini-glue dot, add to the card.  For an extra touch, brush Wink of Stella across the magnolia blossoms.  

A set of the Scalloped Note cards would be a perfect gift when you want to give “just a little something”.  

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!

 

Another Christmas in July Project

Yay! The Hallmark Christmas in July movies kickoff this Friday so I’m celebrating with another Christmas in July project.  Since the heat definitely makes it the dog days of summer, it’s wishful thinking that thoughts of Christmas in July will make it seem cooler (yes, wishful thinking!)  Today’s project again uses the Lots of Cheer Stamp Set.  Since my first Christmas in July project was a card, I decided on a small gift packaging project.  An oval label stamped with the Lots of Cheer snowman packages embellishes the Kraft Pillow Box.  The pillow boxes make great gift packaging.  They are 5″ x 3″ and a package contains 10 boxes to use for gifts and goodies.

Christmas in July gift package

Below are the steps to create this quick and simple project.
  1. Use Real Red Classic Ink Pad and a Sponge Brayer to color the Kraft pillow box.  TIP: take the ink pad and pat it directly onto the pillow box.  Then use the sponge brayer to evenly distribute the ink on the pillow box.  Allow the ink to dry on the pillow box.
  2. While the pillow box dries, make the label.  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 large oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
  3. Color the stamped image with Stampin’ Blends.  The light Seaside Spray 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. With the Layering Ovals Dies, cut an oval from a 4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Call Me Clover cardstock.  Layer the stamped image onto the oval using Snail Adhesive.
  5. Use the Banner Triple Punch to cut an angles tail on a 1″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then, stamp the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Attach to the back of the oval label using Snail Adhesive.
  6. Open pillow box and add gift or treats.  Close ends and wrap a piece of Call Me Clover 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon around the box.  TIP: wrap so that the ends meet under where the label is to be placed.  Use Snail Adhesive to hold the attach the end of the ribbon to the pillow box.  
  7. Add the oval label to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP:  Due to the curvature of the box, it’s best to add the dimensionals to the center area of the box and add the label to the dimensionals versus adding the dimensionals directly to label before adding to the pillow box. 
  8. Tie a bow with the ribbon and add to top with mini-glue dot.
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!

 

Noble Peacock Make ‘n Take

Happy Friday!  Hope July 4th Celebrations were fun and safe.

Today’s post is a Noble Peacock Make ‘n Take from the Luv 2 Stamp team meeting last Saturday. The Luv 2 Stamp team leader is Patty Bennett and I am in one of her three levels. Though I live many states away, I was able to participate via Facebook and order the project kits for the meeting.  The kits arrived before the meeting so the long-distance members could assemble during the meeting.  The beautiful Noble Peacock Make ‘n Take was designed by fellow team member,  Kurstan del Rosario (Kurstan’s Crafting Corner).  Isn’t the card gorgeous?

noble peacock make 'n take

Do you notice there is no stamping on the card?! 

The beauty of the paper and peacock creates a beautiful card not requiring a stamped sentiment on the card front.  Of course, you can easily add a stamped sentiment if desired.  Plus, you can add the sentiment to the card’s interior.  The peacock is cut using Detailed Peacock Dies from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  It’s difficult to see in the photo but the Glimmer Paper is sponged in an ombre’ effect using Pretty Peacock, Blueberry Bushel and Old Olive inks.  Although I must note that the die cut peacock looks great without any coloring. 

The coordinating Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Paper and Noble Peacock Foil Sheets add more elegance to the card.  The Noble Peacock Foil Sheet is cut using the Stitched Nested Labels dies. More items on the card from the Nobel Peacock Suite includes the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon and the Noble Peacock Rhinestones.  The card base is Blueberry Bushel cardstock with an Old Olive cardstock layer.  The rich colors combine to create a beautiful project.  

Thank you Kurstan for the beautiful card design!  Be sure to check out her blog to see other make ‘n takes from the meeting.

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. 

 

 

Pressed Petals Covered Notebook

While sorting craft supplies, I found a 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ notebook and immediately decided to create a Pressed Petals Covered Notebook.  The Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper has beautiful photographic images. Since the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is light weight, I knew it would work perfectly to create cover the small notebook.   Plus, the coordinating Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape would make a perfect embellishment.  As seen in the photo, the Linen Ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack covers the front seam.  I went back and forth whether to add a phrase on the notebook or not.  But as you see, in the end “A Little Note” was added.  The phrase can be found in the Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set

The photo also shows the notebook back is finished with the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Additionally, Merry Merlot cardstock is cut to fit the interior panels and covers the overlapping DSP.  

Tips for creating a Pressed Petals Covered Notebook: 
  • Measure the front of your notebook starting where the binding meets the cardboard.  Add  1/2″ to the top and bottom measurements plus 1/2″ to one side measurement.  This is the size you will cut your paper.  This provides you ample paper to fold and cover the notebook edges.
  • Use multipurpose liquid adhesive to attach the paper to the front of the notebook. I put the glue on the notebook and not on the paper. Start by abutting the paper along the binding edge and work out toward notebook edges. 
  • To create a neat fold at the corners, use paper snips to clip the paper so sides and fold over one another on the inside of the cover.  Glue to hold in place.
  • Measure the inside panel of the cover and cut ensuring it will overlap the designer series paper.
  • Repeat for back cover.
  • To embellish the front, wrap ribbon around the front at the seam of the binding and the designer series paper. 
Pressed Petals Washi Tape Flower:
  • Peel 8 petals from the washi tape roll.
  • Punch a 3/4″ circle of cardstock to use as a base for the petals.
  • Arrange four of the the petals around the cardstock base.  After attaching, use the Embossing Buddy on the exposed back of petals to prevent stickiness.  
  • Add the next layer of four petals by offsetting them on the first layer of petals.  Lift edges and dust with the Embossing Buddy.  
  • For the flower center, add a Perennial Essence Floral Center.  Glue to front of the notebook.
  • Optional: Punch 2 sets of leaves from Mossy Meadow Cardstock with the Leaf Punch.  Spritz lightly with water, pinch leaves between fingers and after it dries, attach around flower using mini glue dots.
  • Also optional: Stamp the sentiment and cut with the Classic Label Punch. 

The notebooks are the perfect size to place in one’s purse.  Plus, the notebooks are a great craft fair project!  Since I found more than one mini notebook in my craft supplies, I’ll be covering them so be on the lookout for another covered notebook post.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks for stopping by!

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. 

Daisy Lane “Stepped Up” Card

Last week, one of my blog posts featured a make ‘n take card using the Daisy Lane stamp set.  Today, the project is a Daisy Lane “stepped up” card.  As you see, I have added some pizzazz to the basic card design.   It’s easy to take a simple card and make it a “stepped up” card with just a few extra embellishments.   You can see the original simple stamping card design here.  

  

Card details: 

The colors and stamping are the same as in the Simple Stamping with Daisy Lane card details.  So, refer to the link to review the general instructions and project materials.

  1. To create the additional center on the daisy, punch a 1″ circle of Melon Mambo cardstock for each daisy.   With paper snips, cut small snips toward the center of the circle punch, leaving a circle in the middle approximately 1/4″ diameter.   Use eraser end of a pencil or the end of the Take Your Pick, press onto the circle center so that the circle cups and the snips separate.  With mini glue dots, attach to the daisy center and add the Perennial Essence Floral Centers to each.
  2. Cut a piece of 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon.  Snip between threads on each end and slightly fray.  Attach to card using Tear & Tape adhesive.  Refer to photo for approximate placement.  
  3. To the sentiment label, add pearl white sequins from the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins package.  Place one on each side of the label.  In the center of each, add a Basic Rhinestone Jewel.
  4. For the bow, pull threads from a piece of the flax ribbon.  Use two of the threads to tie into a bow.

See how easy it is to “step up” a card design by adding a few embellishments?  

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!