Card Designs for World Card Making Day

My sister-in-law and downline, Ashley, are having a World Cardmaking Day event this weekend. These are the cards we designed and CASEd for our event. If you live near Oklahoma City, I’d love to have you come make cards with us Saturday. You can see all of the details on my Facebook event page. If you don’t live nearby, please feel free to use these cards as inspiration to celebrate the day where you live! I’d love to see your creations!

2016-2017 Annual Catalog is Live

The 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is here! As a demonstrator, I was able to see the catalog early and have been poring over it for weeks! I am placing my order today. I am in love with this stamp set:

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Isn’t this mason jar set the cutest?! There is a matching framelit too. I can imagine tons of Summer and Fall projects using this set. There is a bundle deal where you can get the stamp set and framelit for 10% off. As soon as I get my order in, I will be duplicating and making a tutorial on how to make the “spread the love” shaker card below.

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Another awesome thing in this catalog are the all inclusive kits. These kits come with everything you need to make a bunch of cards and INCLUDE the stamp set! My favorite is the Oh Happy Day Card Kit.

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One final highlight of the new catalog that I am so excited about is the foam adhesive strips. Shaker cards are all the rage right now and these strips will make these cards so much easier to put together!

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If you are a local customer, I am having a launch party on June 11 from 1-4. You can come pick up a free catalog that day. If you are out of town or aren’t able to make it on June 11, please contact me and I will make sure you get a new catalog. In the meantime, you can view the catalog by clicking here.

Happy browsing!

Celebrate Today Balloon Birthday Card

I’ve been eyeing this birthday stamp set and thinlets bundle for a while. I was getting ready to order the bundle to make a birthday card make-n-take for an event coming up, but as I was preparing for my event, I discovered that I had 2 stamp sets and a set of the framelits! I guess I wanted this stamp set reaaaaaally bad! More than I even remember! Haha!

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This was a card that was inspired from some I saw on Pinterest. I also stamped the image from #imbringingbirthdaysback on the back of the card. I love making birthday cards and am pretty happy with how this one turned out!

Product List

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Retiring List is Here with Discounts

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A new annual catalog is launching on June 1! That means a whole bunch of items are retiring. Several items are discounted but are only available while supplies last. Click here to view the entire retiring list.

We will also be losing the 2014-2016 In Colors, but we will also be gaining 5 NEW In Colors for 2016-2018. I can tell you that the names of the new In Colors will be: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.

And here is a sneak peek of them!
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I have a feeling a lot of Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach will be in my summer projects!

Upcoming birthday card class – in-person or online!

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Let’s make some birthday cards together!!

I am hosting a birthday card class at my house on Feb. 27 from 2-4, but if you can’t make it or live outside of Oklahoma City, I have an online option too!

In-Person Option:

Join me on February 27 at my home from 2-4 to make 4 birthday cards and 1 birthday gift card holder. The cost to attend is $15.

Online Option:

I will be making YouTube video tutorials on how to create the projects from this birthday card class. If you would like to order the kit to make all of the projects at home on your own schedule, the cost is $15 including shipping.

The Whole Shebang Option:

This option is available to anyone whether you can attend in-person or online. You will get all of the supplies to make the 4 birthday cards and 1 birthday gift card holder, PLUS you will receive all of the following items as well: Cottage Greetings Stamp Set (clear mount), Honeycomb Embellishments, Pool Party Ink, Watermelon Wonder Ink, Mossy Meadow Ink, Archival Black Ink, 1 Blender Pen, AND the new Party Pants Sale-a-bration set (Wood or Clear)! If you already have any of these items, you can swap them out for another product of equal value. The cost of this option is $55.

Please signup and pay by February 21 so I can make sure to have enough supplies for everyone!

Click Here to Sign Up

For You Birthday Blooms Card – Mojo Monday Challenge

I somehow overlooked the Birthday Blooms stamp set the first 12 or so times I looked through this year’s Occasions catalog, and I am not sure how I did it! It is such a pretty stamp set that you could use for a lot more than just birthday projects. I think maybe I am just in the habit of feeling intimidated by images that look like they take a lot of work to color, despite the fact that I do actually like to color!

Birthday Blooms For You

I’ve been thinking about what I could do for this week’s Mojo Monday challenge all week. I finally came up with something using the Birthday Blooms stamp set and am pretty happy with it. I decided to do watercolor with ink pads and the aqua painter to color in the flower.

Here is the sketch for this card:

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It looks pretty simple, but it was a challenge to lay something out that didn’t look too plain!

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Birthday Blooms For You Card Supplies

Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to see a video tutorial on how I made this card. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look!

Sweetheart Candy Heart Box – Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project

The idea of a candy heart box for a Valentine’s Day project has been swimming around in my brain for a while. When I got this month’s My Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail, I knew exactly what I would attempt to make with it!

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There are a ton of paper hearts in this kit, and they are the perfect size for a candy box. After some experimenting, I found a way to make, what I think, is a super cute version of the traditional candy heart box. Below is a video tutorial for how to make this box.

Click here if you can’t see the video above.

A 3 month subscription to My Paper Pumpkin is available at a discounted price of $55 through the end of Sale-a-bration. This means that you can pre-pay for a 3 month subscription and ALSO get a free Sale-a-bration item! Click here to learn more or to purchase a 3 month My Paper Pumpkin subscription.

If you subscribe now, your first kit will ship next month. That means you won’t get this valentine’s kit. However, when you subscribe, you will have the opportunity to purchase past kits, so it’s very possible you can still order the January 2016 kit if they are still available. At the time of this blog post, the January kits are still available as “past kits” to purchase.

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Candy Heart Box Supplies and Measurements:

January 2016 My Paper Pumpkin kit
4 strips of card stock measuring 8 x 2
– Score each strip of card stock at 1/2″ on one long side, and 1/2″ on one short side
Glue dots, snail, tear-n-tape, paper snips
Mini cupcake liners

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did creating it! Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about it. Thanks for looking!

Just for You Card

I made this “Just for You” card using the “Botanicals for You” stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog. It’s one of the sets that you can get free with a $50 order! This card my entry for this week’s Mojo Monday card sketch challenge.

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I used the new Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add some sparkle to the “Just for You” stamped words. I absolutely love this new glitter tool and will probably start adding glitter to everything now! I really love that this method of adding sparkle is mess-free!

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Since this card is a square shape, it will probably cost extra to mail it. I hate having to pay extra postage, but I really do love square-shaped cards!

Here are instructions on how I made it:

– Cut a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock to 5″ x 10″. Score at 10″ and fold in half to form card base.
– Cut a piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP measuring 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 and attach to front of card base.
– Cut another piece of Mossy Meadow card stock to 4-1/4 x 3
– Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4 x 2 3/4
– Stamp Just for You image on Whisper White piece using Watermelon Wonder Ink.
– Layer stamped image with Mossy Meadow piece.
– Cut one strip each of Watermelon Wonder card stock (I was out of Watermelon Wonder CS, so I actually used Calypso Coral card stock) at:
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1-1/2 x 3
– Trim the ends of the Watermelon Wonder pieces to form a banner shape on the ends and adhere to card base toward the bottom.
– Attach the stamped image that is layered with the Mossy Meadow piece to the front of the card, toward the left side.
– Use a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to trace over the words of the stamped image.
– Stamp 1 large flower and 2 small flowers on Whisper White card stock with Mossy Meadow Ink. Cut out flowers.
– Attach flowers to upper left corner of card and place a rhinestone in the center of each.

Here are a couple of other variations of this card using different paper and colors

Just for You Card Blue Variation

Just for You Card DSP Variation

How to use the Precision Base Plate and Die Brush

I have a video for you today that shows you how to use the Precision Base Plate and Die Brush from Sizzix and Stampin’ Up! I really like using these tools and think they make cutting out intricate dies a lot easier.

Click Here to view the video on YouTube if you don’t see it above.

Precision Base Plate – http://goo.gl/QCyIVt
Die Brush – http://goo.gl/oAMZgt

It’s a Big Day! 2016 Occasions Catalog, Sale-a-Bration, Paper Pumpkin Sale, Blog Candy and More!

It’s a big day for Stampin’ Up fans! I am super excited about the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalog launch! In addition to that, there are lots of other things happening today. See below for a summary of everything. Be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the new You’re So Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set!

Occasions Catalog

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This is the annual spring mini catalog. You can click here to view a PDF of the catalog. If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a printed copy, please email me at [email protected] and I will get one in the mail to you!

Sale-a-Bration

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Sale-a-bration is perhaps the most exciting time for Stampin’ Up! fans. If you don’t know what sale-a-bration is, it is a 3-month period of time where you can earn lots of free stamps and accessories. There are 3 ways to earn free stuff:

Shop
For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get one FREE product from the sale-a-bration brochure! It’s the perfect time to purchase products you’ve had your eye on, while earning more for free!

Host
Just host a qualifying party ($250 in sales) during Sale-A-Bration and earn an EXTRA $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward your Starter Kit if you are thinking about joining as a demonstrator. If you are oustide of the Oklahoma City area, I am able to do online parties too! Email me at [email protected] for more info if you are interested.

Join
It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of Free products for your Starter Kit. And the kit ships for free.

You can click here to view a PDF of the catalog. If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a printed copy, please email me at [email protected] and I will get one in the mail to you!

Paper Pumpkin Sale

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If you’ve been thinking about trying paper pumpkin, you can get a 3 month subscription right now for a discounted price of $55. That also means you get to choose a free sale-a-bration item!

Weekly Deals

Blog Candy

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I want to know what Occasions or Sale-a-bration item you are most excited about! Comment with your answer on this post by 10pm (central time) Sunday, January 10th, 2016 for a chance to win the new You’re So Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set! I will post the winner the following Monday on my blog. This blog candy is for USA residents. If you are outside of the USA, I am sorry I can’t ship to you and I still love you! 🙂

Stephanie’s January Bonuses

To add even more excitement to this month, I am offering a few little extras this month for my customers! If you place an order less than $150, please use the hostess code MRV72Z2Y at checkout to receive the bonuses below. If you choose “No Contact” at checkout, I won’t be able to see your name or address, so please email me with your order number and mailing address after you order so I can send your goodies!

Any sized order – You will receive a thank you card handmade by yours truly. 🙂
$25+ order – You will receive a card kit to make a card PLUS a thank you card handmade by me
$50+ order – You will receive a free pack of rhinestone basics, plus a card kit and thank you card, PLUS a sale-a-bration item
150+ order – Don’t use the hostess code because you will receive your own hostess benefits PLUS I will send you a pack of rhinestones, a card kit, and a thank you card. You will also get 3 sale-a-bration items! Oh my!