Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Stampin' UP Sweet Soiree Projects


Oh, how sweet it is!  The new Sweet Soiree Suite is absolutely beautiful. Today's post will just barely touch on all of the great projects you can make with the products from this suite.  At the center of it all - at least in my opinion - is the Specialty Designer Paper.  The silver foil adds an elegance to the hand painted designs and is suited to almost any occasion.  

The framed sampler was designed by my daughter, Julie Davison.  In addition to the designer series paper, she used elements from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  This project really showcases the different designs in the paper.


The silver gable box was one of the make and takes from On Stage last month.  And the Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon is a perfect compliment to the designer series paper.  The flower and greeting on the tag is from the Cake Soiree stamp set. 

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Product List
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper
$13.00
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Silver Mini Gable Boxes
$8.00
Cake Soirée Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$35.00
Silver Baker’S Twine
$4.00
Berry Burst 3/8" (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon
$7.00
Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit
$11.00

Monday, December 11, 2017

Video Tutorial Stamping Basics The Different Stamp Styles

When I first started stamping I learned by trial and error....lots of error!  And believe it or not, there are still folks out there who have never stamped before.  For more than 15 years I have helped dozens of new stampers discover their creative side.  Recently a new stamper inspired me to start a series of videos that cover the very basics.  Today's video shows the different kinds of stamps offered by Stampin' Up! and getting started with the basics of how to stamp, using Stamps, Ink and Paper (aka S.I.P.)

Stay tuned for more videos in the series! Click the link to start watching Stamping Basics, Different Stamp Styles

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Stylized Birthday Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$10.00
Party Pandas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$0.00
Clear Block D
$8.50
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
$7.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Stampin' Scrub
$17.00
Stampin' Mist
$4.50
Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
$6.00
Many Marvelous Markers
$110.00
Whisper White 3" X 3" (7.6 X 7.6 Cm) Envelopes
$9.00
Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
$10.00
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Stampin' Pierce Mat
$5.00
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00

Sunday, December 10, 2017

FREE SHIPPING!



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Woo-Hoo!  Stampin' Up! has just announced FREE shipping tomorrow, December 11.  It starts just after midnight MT and ends at 11:59 MT.    Shop in my Online Store and be sure to check out the end of year deals!  If you prefer, I would be happy to place your order for you.  Just give me a call.  

This is the perfect time to shop for the paper crafters on your list - or let your "santa" know what you would like!  Need some ideas?  How about a Paper Pumpkin subscription.  See page 9 in the Annual Catalog for Paper Pumpkin options.  All inclusive kits are also great gifts.  Check out pages 8-17 in the Annual Catalog.  Memory Keeping supplies are great for the Scrapbooker in your life.  Check out pages 190-193 for those products.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Making Gift Bags

How many of you are done with your Holiday Shopping?  Sending cards?  I wish I could say I was done.  I am getting there.  I think I'm at least halfway done.  Then there is the wrapping and writing out gift tags.  And I will confess I am no way near ready to send out cards.  It will all get done, of that I am sure!

I find myself using more and more gift bags.  It's just easier and faster.  And I love decorating the gift bags.  My last class of the year will be a Bags, Tags and Gift Card Holder class next Tuesday, December 12.  

I thought I would post the bags today and will post the tags and gift card holder in the next few days.  

  I love the Be Merry ornament kit in the Holiday Catalog.  They make great gift toppers as well as gift bag decorations.  A simple To - From tags and you're all set.


I wasn't going to get this Good Tidings Stamp set until I saw all of the beautiful cards being made with it.  It is perfect for bags and tags as well!  It has become one of my favorites!



This one is a little hard to see and I apologize for that.  The greeting, Merriest Christmas Wishes, is from Watercolor Christmas and is embossed in Silver on a large die cut circle.  Peeking out from under it is one of the silver Metallic Foil Doilies.  The bow at the top is the silver Mini Tinsel Trim with a couple of Green Sprigs and a Mini Ornament, all from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Stampin' Up! Boxwood Joy

My mom has a wonderful group of friends that live in her old neighborhood.  They love to get together every so often and make cards. I love helping them and seeing my mom stay connected with her friends. Let me know me if this sounds like something your friends might enjoy and we can set something up.

Here is one of the cards we will be making.  It is a simple card but turned out so pretty. 
I cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to 4" x 5 1/4" and embossed it with the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  After adhering it on an A-2 sized whisper white card, I die cut the "J" and "Y" out of Gold Glimmer paper. Then the Boxwood Wreaths stretched out a bit to create the O.  I adhered all of these pieces to the front of the card and added a bow made from the red tinsel ribbon. 

By the way, Red Tinsel Ribbon will be retiring at the end of this month and will only be available while supplies last!

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Product List
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Gold Glimmer Paper
$5.00
Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$7.50
Large Letters Framelits Dies
$99.00
Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments
$6.00
Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
$9.00

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Stockings

I always like to give a little gift to my Hostess Club members on holidays.  In addition to a small gift, everyone received one of these cute muslin stockings filled with candy.  These are from the November Paper Pumpkin kits.  I ordered extra kits this month to make sure I would have enough for everyone.  Paper Pumpkin is so much fun!  I love it when my kit comes - I drop what I am doing to open it up and see what it is!

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z 12-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$215.00

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Stampin' Up! Thoughts & Prayers with Petal Passion



As much as I love making cards, I don't like making sympathy cards.  It seems I have made a lot of them this past year.  A friend of mine lost her mother last week and I made her this card.  

The designer series paper on this card is from the Petal Passion Suite in the upcoming Occasions catalog.  It's hard to see but I used the Powder Pink marker and colored the flowers a bit.  I matted a piece of Whisper White on Powder Pink cardstock on the inside of the card to give it a finished look.  

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Product List
Powder Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
$7.00
Thoughts & Prayers Clear-mount Stamp Set
$19.00
2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
$15.00
Powder Pink 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon
$7.00