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Winter Woods Birthday Card

I recently demonstrated the Stamping Off Technique in one of my weekly Facebook Lives. If you missed it, you can check it out here: http://bit.ly/2ZmBn8d

Below are photos of one of the cards made at the end of that Facebook Live plus one that shows how I switched out Soft Suede Card Stock with a Copper Foil Sheet to die cut the deer. A very small change it is, but one that has a noticeable impact.

Metallic Foil Sheets are a great addition to your paper crafting. They add elegance and richness to all your projects. See the entire Stampin' Up! collection of Metallic Foil Sheets at https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/search/foil%20sheets.

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Detailed Deer Dies by Stampin' Up!

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Detailed Deer Dies

Can you spot the change I made in the card below???

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Detailed Deer Dies

I switched out the Soft Suede deer for a Copper Foil deer.

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Detailed Deer Dies

Stampin' Up! products used:


Winter Woods with Stamping Off Technique

Whether you are a very experienced stamper or brand new to the stamping world, the Stamping Off Technique is easy to learn and makes a huge impact on your cards. Create dimension on your cards by adding lighter shades of color by stamping off. Watch my video to learn how today! 

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Everyday Label Punch by Stampin' Up!

Download Project Sheet - Winter Woods Thinking of You

 

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Everyday Label Punch by Stampin' Up!

 

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Everyday Label Punch by Stampin' Up!
a few variations of my original card

 

Stampin' Up! products used include:

 


Paint the World with Happiness

I made this card created by my new friend and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Ashley Herman for a demonstrator shoe box swap I participated in last month.  The Follow Your Art Suite has products celebrating what we all love to do - stamp & craft! Images of craft supplies and bright colors make it fun to create for yourself and/or your fellow crafters. So consider purchasing the Follow Your Art products and use your gift of creativity to paint our world with happiness!

Download Project Sheet - You Paint My World with Happiness

It Starts with Art Stamp Set & Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper

Stampin' Up! products used: 

Paper Snips
$10.00

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright!

Stampin' Up! makes holiday paper crafting fun, easy, and exciting. Our 2019 Holiday Catalog has something for everyone from traditional holiday themes and colors to some more "out of the box" ideas and colors schemes and everything in between. Holiday Catalogs have been sent, and from what I'm hearing many people received theirs last week. If you did not receive one from me or if you do not currently shop with another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am happy to send you one. (Email me your catalog request with full name and mailing address.) The Holiday catalog goes live on September 4th! I have loads of cards and projects in the works to share with you here on my blog and on my other social media sites, in-person classes & events, Classes to Go, weekly Facebook Lives, and Stampin' Peace Newsletter.

Toile Christmas Designer Series Paper was designed with traditional scenes and prints to celebrate the holiday season. It's color scheme is simple and traditional as well, Real Red, Garden Green, and Very Vanilla.

Enjoy a free project sheet I've written for this card. It's easy to duplicate or change it up a bit and make it your own! Either way, your hand stamped Christmas cards are sure to make your family and friends' days merry & bright. For hand stamped cards are a gift from the heart.

Download Project Sheet - Toile Christmas May Your Christmas Be Merry & Bright

Toile Tidings Bundle & Toile Christmas Designer Series Paper

 

This card was also featured along with several others in my Christmas in July Facebook Live last month. See it here now.



 Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Paper Snips
$10.00

Follow Your Art...It's good for you...body, mind, and soul!

This Follow Your Art card I received in a demonstrator card swap was created Stampin' Up! demonstrator Lynn Feldkamp. It's filled with fun elements including many things I use in my Stampin' Up! business regularly...ribbons, baker's twine, buttons, and of course, stamps, ink, and paper. The colors are bright and cheery. Want to make this card too? Great because I've made it easy for you to do so with my free PDF Project Sheet.

Download Project Sheet - Follow Your Art with Ribbons Card

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Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
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$6.50
Blender Pens
$12.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

Singing Our Praises for Hand-Lettered Prose Dies!

Check out this video introduction of the Praiseworthy Prose Bundle by Stampin' Up! Then be sure to watch my Facebook Live Video for inspiration and helpful tips for using this bundle. The bundle includes the Praiseworthy Prose Stamp Set & Hand-Lettered Prose Dies and can be found in the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Use these products individually or together. The possibilities are endless. What will you create with the Praiseworthy Prose Bundle?


Hand-lettered Prose Dies & Garden Lane Designer Series Paper

 

Hand-lettered Prose Dies & Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaf Punch
$16.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

3 Tips, Greece Pillow Gifts, & Holiday Sneak Peeks

Tuesday evening's Facebook Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe included 3 tips for easier paper crafting, a look at all the Pillow Gifts I received from Stampin' Up! on the Greek Isles Incentive Trip, AND a sneak peek at a few of the 2019 Holiday Catalog products. Watch the video, then create a collage of your own using the downloadable PDF Project Sheet I created for you.

Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper, Path of Petal Bundle, and Everyday Label Punch all from Stampin' Up!

 

I've created a PDF Project Sheet of my Pressed Petals Collage in case you would like to make one too. Happy Stamping and Collage Making!

Download Project Sheet - Pressed Petals Collage

 

Paper Snips
$10.00


A Good Man with Seaside Spray

Here's another card featuring A Good Man stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I received this card created by Melissa Thomas in a recent demonstrator card swap. It's fresh and fun and makes me think SUMMER! What a perfect card for a man's summer birthday, to say thank you for being a hard worker, retirement, and more. I know you all probably have ideas of your own too.

How about a free PDF Project Sheet for you to make this card? Yes? Okay, you got it!

Download Project Sheet - A Good Many - It's Your Day in Seasid Spray by Melissa Thomas

A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Stitched Nested Labels are great for making "window cards".
A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Add a little love to the inside of your card too.

 

Thanks, Melissa Thomas for swapping your wonderful creation! I love it.

Take a break from the heat and humidity this weekend to enjoy some creative time!

Happy Stamping!

 

Paper Snips
$10.00

We are Sailing Home!

After visiting Rome and then enjoying the 2019 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip Cruise to the Greek Isles, we are sailing back to Rome and will be heading home to Ohio tomorrow. What an adventure this trip was! I'm grateful Andrea and I could spend a couple extra days vacationing as Andrea had never been to Rome. I'm grateful to Stampin' Up! for the many opportunities I am given to work hard at doing what I love, to earn free products, to meet new people and build countless friendships, and to earn such wonderful trips. I am very grateful to my stamping family, customers and team members alike, who encourage and motivate me everyday to keep learning and growing and supporting me on my Stampin' Up! journey and life's ventures. I could not accomplish all of this without you. Special thanks to my daughters Andrea and Emily whose own drive and determination and love of life drive me to be the best me I can be...which includes living in the moment while going after my dreams. 

As Andrea and I sail the big sea and then fly home, I hope you are inspired to create and share with another card I created. The Sailing Home Suite is so very popular. It makes great cards for everyone who loves life on the water and it's great for making masculine cards too. 

The card reminds me of the many sailboats I see on the Hoover Reservoir in the Westerville suburb of Columbus, Ohio, where I live. 

I hope you'll use and enjoy this downloadable PDF to create fun sailing cards!

Download Project Sheet - 2 Sailboats Sailing Home Card

Sailing Home Suite by Stampin' Up!

 


Pressed Petals Sympathy Card

Well after a couple days sightseeing in Rome, Italy, this is the day my daughter Andrea and I set sail on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip, a Greek Isles Cruise. We are both very excited but also a little sad as my younger daughter Emily isn't able to go with us this year as she is in now in Graduate School on her way to becoming a physical therapist. We'll bring her back a special gift!

This is the card I created to swap with other Incentive Trip Achievers. The swap cards from this group are typically WON*DER*FUL. I can't wait see them all, and I look forward to sharing many of them with all of you!

For now, I hope you like this sympathy card I made for swapping. I've prepared a downloadable PDF for you to recreate this card or to CASE (Copy And Share Everything).  Download Project Sheet.- Pressed Petals Sharing in Your Sorrow docx

Path of Petals Bundle & Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Path of Petals Bundle & Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper

Path of Petals Bundle & Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

 

Paper Snips
$10.00