February 7, 2016

Scalloped Tag Topper Closure Card Fold & New Video!

I have been creating YouTube videos for one year now and I've learned a lot in that one year. If you've never completed a video, here's how it works:
  • Planning and brainstorming a project
  • Creating the project
  • Compiling a list of supplies used and notes for video
  • Arranging all products and supplies at your fingertips for easy access while video-ing the steps to the project
  • Saving the video to a file
  • Taking photo's of project
  • Editing and watermarking photo's
  • Loading the video and photo's to a movie creator
  • Editing video for processing (add files, photo's, text)
  • Loading video to YouTube (can take hours to load)
  • Publishing completed video to YouTube
  • Blogging about video, Pinterest about video, Facebook about video
  • Take a deep breath....and "check"...you're done! Phew!
Sometimes I run out of ideas in trying to think of what you as a viewer would like to learn. I've been stamping for SO LONG that I sometimes forget that a lot of you are new to stamping. If you have something in mind that you've always wanted to learn by video, shoot me a message and maybe I can make a video for you and my viewers! And don't forget to click on the "Subscribe" button when you are on my YouTube Channel!

The card I am showing you today was a special request from a very good customer of mine...Hi Kim! Kim had seen a card on Pinterest and asked if I could show her how to make it. It's the melon one on the left:



I decided to create that one and then added a 2nd card using the Botanical Gardens Suite of projects. So the card below is the one you will see in the video:


Both cards use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to create the two tabs to insert the ribbon into. Once the ribbon is inserted, the ribbon is tied into a bow so the recipient can untie it to see the sentiment on the inside.


Since I show you how to make card #1, I thought I would show you the inside of card #2 to give you a better idea as to what this card looks like. Pretty neat huh?


Watch my video below or click on the download link below the video:



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February 6, 2016

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

Love Is In The Air is our theme this week for our Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. We have so many new products in both the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Catalog that would serve that purpose so I chose the "Sky Is The Limit" stamp set. It was first on my list because I love to create masculine cards. Here's my card for this week:



I love how the tiny airplane banner came out. I scored & folded it twice on each end, a mountain fold and a valley fold and glued the banner in place using Stampin' Dimensionals:


Before I give you all the steps to creating this card, did you know it was sign-up time for our February Mini Session


FEBRUARY 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US
Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects...THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items...perfect for your club or stamp camp!

What I Love
Easter Lamb
Balloon Celebrations
Party Wishes
Playful Pals

  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Did you purchase our 2-month VALENTINE BONUS SPECIAL in January? Remember the February Mini Session was included, you already have the password in that Welcome Letter!
 

Card Directions:
  • Card Base: Soft Sky Cardstock measuring 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score and fold at 4-1/4". Stamp the airplane image from the Sky Is The Limit stamp set using Early Espresso Ink to the far right and at the top. Stamp the cloud images repeatedly using Soft Sky Ink.
  • Layer #2: Love Blossoms Designer Paper Stack measuring 5-1/2" x 1-3/4". Glue to the bottom front of the card base. Stamp the sentiment from the Bloomin' Love stamp set using Early Espresso Ink to the right onto the designer paper.
  • Ribbon: Glue a piece of the Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon at the top of the designer paper.
  • Banner: Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 1/2" x 5". Stamp the sentiment from the Project Life Memories In The Making stamp set in the center using Early Espresso Ink. Score at 1/2" & 3/4" on both ends. Trim the ends into a "V" and fold on score lines. Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back and press in place on the card front. Tie a bow at the end of the White Baker's Twine and glue in place to the bottom of the airplane using Glue Dots. Measure and cut the twine so it fits under the banner fold. Add a Glue Dot to secure the end of the twine in the fold of the banner.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps:  Sky Is The Limit, Bloomin' Love, Project Life Memories In The Making
  • Inks: Early Espresso, Soft Sky
  • Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White
  • DSP: Love Blossom Paper Stack
  • Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon
  • Tools: Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Now you can click on the links below to visit my talented teammates,  Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole, or Melissa at RubberFunatics:





 
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

February 5, 2016

First Friday PDF and My Stampin' Friends!

Good Morning Blog Readers and TGIF! I have many projects to show you today. First off is my brand new card kit that I send everyone that orders from my Online Store. Place an order for the month of February and receive all the parts & pieces to assemble your own card. For those of you that are current customers, an email will show up today with the full instructions on how to create this card:


You may have missed the Easter Lamb stamp in our Occasions 2016 Catalog. This is a solo stamp and isn't it the cutest! I paired it with Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron colors:


Today I am also featuring a few cards from some of my team members. How do you become part of my team? First and foremost, now until March 31st is the best time to join. Why?



Because you can receive $155 worth of product & FREE shipping for a total of $99 plus your own state's sales tax. WHY WOULD YOU NOT? And you get me as your Upline....even better!

So here's a great card from my Downline Deb Clark. Aren't the colors she used spectacular? And I love that the Brick Wall Embossing Folder was used for the background:



Deb used Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, and Delightful Dijon inks.  The cardstock is Smoky Slate, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White.  The Whisper White Cardstock layer was cut in the center using 2 layers of the Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies. Once the hole was cut in the center, the cardstock was embossed using Brick Wall Embossing Folder. The Sale-A-Bration stamp set used is the Flowering Fields which can be earned for FREE!

Next up is my Downline Janet Bagnall. So pretty how she coordinated the stamp set to the Wild Flower Designer Paper. Her stamp set of choice for today's Sale-A-Bration theme is also Flowering Fields:


Here are all of the supplies Janet used on her card:

Inks & Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, Lost lagoon, Hello Honey and Old Olive. She watercolored the flowers using the ink pads. The other stamp sets used are Balloon Celebration, Timeless Texture & Gorgeous Grunge. 

Norma made two cards for today. Her first card also uses the Flowering Fields stamp set along with the addition of the Botanicals For You stamp set. I like the way Norma used the stamp set to create her own designer paper:


Both of these stamp sets can be earned for free during Sale-A-Bration. Norma used the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies for the center panel after she stamped the background using various colors.


For her 2nd card she used the Sky Is The Limit stamp set and created a Diorama card fold:



I think she used Lost Lagoon & Whisper White for her cardstock and Basic Gray & Lost Lagoon for her ink colors.

Thanks girls for all of your projects today. I enjoyed viewing them and writing about them!

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Great News! We at Create with Connie & Mary, have launched our FEBRUARY MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures! Here are the details:

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects...THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items...perfect for your club or stamp camp!

* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)

*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the February session:
  • What I Love
  • Easter Lamb
  • Balloon Celebrations
  • Party Wishes
  • Playful Pals
Here's a little teaser of the projects we are doing this month:


Visit Create with Connie & Mary today to sign up! Did you purchase our 2-month VALENTINE BONUS SPECIAL in January? Remember the February Mini Session was included, you already have the password in that Welcome Letter!

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February 4, 2016

Botanical Gardens Beauty!

I let the designer paper do all the work for me today. Don't you love it when you can do that? I have to fess up to you though and I know a few of you will probably be like "no way". I'm not a designer paper hoarder and I don't use designer paper all that much. There, I said it!
 

I feel like I am cheating when I use too much designer paper. I like to come up with my own color schemes and layers. If you scroll through my blog, you'll see what I mean. I actually HAVE TO MAKE MYSELF use it.

So when it comes time for a new catalog to debut and I have to go "out with the old", I really do not have a lot of designer paper on hand to get rid of. I know, I know...gasp!


 
The Botanical Gardens Designer Paper really does have some pretty designs. The one I am using today actually coordinates with the Botanical Blooms stamp set. If you take a peek at all of the leaves and flowers, you'll see where I stamped the detail. All I added was a circle stamped with a sentiment from the Apple Of My Eye stamp set. To finish off my card, I add a solo Botanical Gardens Jewel

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Great News! We at Create with Connie & Mary, have launched our FEBRUARY MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures! Here are the details:

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* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects...THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items...perfect for your club or stamp camp!

* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)

*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the February session:
  • What I Love
  • Easter Lamb
  • Balloon Celebrations
  • Party Wishes
  • Playful Pals
Here's a little teaser of the projects we are doing this month:


Visit Create with Connie & Mary today to sign up! Did you purchase our 2-month VALENTINE BONUS SPECIAL in January? Remember the February Mini Session was included, you already have the password in that Welcome Letter!
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Today's Project Supplies:


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February 3, 2016

You're Just The Sweetest!

Today I have a quick & easy card for you that is "Clean & Simple". Even though there are 4 layers, you can whip this card up rather quickly:


The Apple Of My Eye stamp set is available in the Occasions 2016 Catalog and look at all the beautiful images. Some of the stamp images are "Two-Step" stamping which means the images are layered together when you stamp:



Apple Of My Eye
Item #140736   $21.00

I stamped some of the fruit directly on my Whisper White Cardstock piece and I also stamped some on scrap white and used the 1-3/4" Circle Punch to cut them out and layered using Stampin' Dimensionals:


Card Recipe:
  • Card Base: Cajun Craze Cardstock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Score and fold in the center at 4-1/4".
  • Layer #2: Cucumber Crush Cardstock 4" x 5-1/4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 3-3/4" x 5". Stamp the fruit using Cajun Craze Ink. Add the sentiment using Cucumber Crush Ink. Add leaves around the fruit and sentiment using Cucumber Crush Ink.
  • Layer #4: Stamp 2 more fruit using Crushed Curry and a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Cut them out using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch. Snip one of the fruit in half. Glue one half to the card front. Glue the other half and the other full piece of fruit using Stampin' Dimensionals.


Project Supplies:
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February 2, 2016

Sunburst Die meets Cupcake Builder Punch!

Hi to all of my Blog Readers! I hope you are having a great week so far. I'm so glad you stopped in to visit. Today I am showing you an alternative way of using the Sunburst Die:
Stampin' Up! Sunburst Thinlits Die
Item #140617 $29.00

DON'T FORGET TO USE THE FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE WHEN PLACING AN ONLINE ORDER THIS MONTH:


Look at the shape of the die above and see what I did to it below on my card. Without scrolling down, can you guess what I used?



I'll list all of the steps to my card below. Just keep on a scrollin'......


This is how I laid my cardstock onto my Big Shot Clear Plate to prepare for cutting. I used the Circles Collection Framelits Dies and centered the middle of the starburst inside my circle and cut:


How easy was that? Now it's your turn to try this:
  • Card Base: Soft Sky Cardstock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score in the center at 4-1/4" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Basic Black Cardstock 4" x 5-1/4". Glue to card front.
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 3-3/4" x 5". Stamp the background using Soft Sky Ink and the stamp image from Timeless Textures. Glue to card front.
  • Layer #4: Cut (1) starburst using the die and Daffodil Delight Cardstock. Cut the circle shape with the circle that measures 3-5/8". Stamp the sentiment from the Sky Is The Limit (Sale-A-Bration 2016) using Memento Black ink. Glue to card front on the right-hand side.
  • Clouds: Cut (3) Vellum Cardstock and (2) Soft Sky Cardstock clouds using the Cupcake Builder Punch. Glue the clouds to the card front.
  • Bling: Complete the card by adding Rhinestone Jewels to the background
Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used:


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February 1, 2016

Merry Monday #190!

It's Merry Monday Challenge time! How are you coming along with your Christmas cards? I know it's not even close to Christmas but if you join in each week by creating one Christmas card per week using our challenge, imagine how not-so-stressed you'll be come December!

This week Kathy is our hostess and she wants to see a Santa on your card:


Can you believe I created a card with absolutely zero stamping? Yes I did! I dug out my punches and dies and created this funny but cute Santa:


I used Kraft Cardstock for the card base and Kraft Corrugated Paper that looks awesome against the red & white:


Please come join us at Merry Monday and make sure you visit our blog to check out my teammates fabulous projects this week!



New Hostess Code for February Online Orders for order of at least $50 (before tax & shipping). Please use this code to receive a gift from me once the month has ended:


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