Colourful Seasons Frame

Over my summer vacation, I finally set about creating a photo gallery wall in my staircase. I’ve been wanting to do this project since we moved to this house two years ago, but I also knew it would be a big project and I wanted to do it right, so I took my time in preparation – and I’m glad I did! It was a lot of fun choosing just the right photos and arranging everything in the available space. As I write this, the project is not quite completed yet, but so far it looks terrific!

As soon as I saw the Colourful Seasons Bundle in the new annual catalogue, I knew I wanted to add those amazing die-cut elements to some framed family photos.  I chose some photos from each season – some professionally taken, others not – and then added some die-cut shapes to embellish them. In addition to Colourful Seasons, I also used the Jar of Love bundle and the (retired) Itty Bitty Butterfly punch.

I am so pleased with the result! Just one more example of how versatile these products are!

Tutorial: Mini Cards

Tutorial: Mini Cards
   I wanted to give my Stampers’ Club members a thank-you gift for supporting my business this past year, and decided to make them all a pack of mini cards. There’s just something about 3×3″ cards that is so adorable, don’t you think?

Start by cutting your coloured cardstock to 6 x 3″ and scoring in the centre. I used Powder Pink, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Tangerine Tango. For each card, cut two squares of white cardstock at 2.75 x 2.75″ – one for the front, and one for the inside of the card.

Stamp your card fronts with the desired images. I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set for these!

The Envelope Punch Board makes it easy to create custom envelopes. I used pages from the recently retired 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! catalogue, cut to 5 1/4″ square.

After scoring, punching, and folding, the envelopes are ready and look adorable!

As a finishing touch, I like to package a set of four cards and envelopes together in a clear sleeve.

Happy Stamping!

Stampers’ Ten FAQ

What is a Stampers’ Ten Club?
A Stampers’ Ten Club is a group of ten people who meet once a month to craft together and place a minimum order of $20 in Stampin’ Up! product.

Who hosts the craft nights?
I do all the work (planning the projects and prepping the supplies), but each member of the group gets a turn to earn the hostess rewards for one of the monthly parties.

How long does the club run?
The club runs for ten months, so that every member has a chance to host.

Can I invite friends and family to craft night?
Definitely! Just make sure I know how many people are coming, so I can prep supplies.

How much free product can I earn?
Each hostess will earn a minimum of $25 in free product. Some hostesses have earned up to $120 in free product!

Can I earn a half-price product?
If your party reaches $550 in sales, you will earn a half-price product (in addition to your free products!).

I’m just starting out in crafting. Is a club right for me?
Yes! You’ll get to build your stampin’ stash a bit at a time, while you try out a range of products and techniques to find out what you enjoy.

I’ve been crafting for ages. Will I enjoy your club?
Yes! You’ll experiment with different techniques and ideas, while enjoying a fun monthly night out with lots of laughter and camaraderie.

I think my friend/relative/neighbour would be interested, can they join?
Of course! Send them a link to this post so they can check out all the details!

Are there any extra perks that come with joining your club?
In addition to a free gift from me at the beginning and end of the year, my club members are welcome to borrow my stamp sets and thinlits for up to two weeks to work on their own projects at home.

When does the club start?
It starts in September, so you should contact me now if you’re interested in joining!

I have more questions about joining your club!
Email me today and ask! I’m always happy to answer your questions!

Carols of Christmas Available Today!

I love this gorgeous bundle! The two large stamps make it easy to quickly create a whole stack of cards, while the detailed thinlits add beautiful dimension and interest. This bundle is part of a mega-suite from the new holiday catalogue, which will be available for ordering on September 1st – however, the Carols of Christmas bundle is available today!

Stampin’ Up! has put together a lovely video tour of this bundle – watch it here.

Just look at some of the beautiful cards people have created with this bundle:

Dani's Thoughtful Corner: Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Carols of Christmas

iloveminialbums: Carols of Christmas Cards

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I’ll be ordering my set today, so I can start creating beautiful cards like this too!

You can order Carols of Christmas directly from my online store. Be sure to use Hostess Code XPM7NRX9, and apply your Bonus Days coupon codes from your July purchases. Then comment below and show me what you’ve created!

Happy Stampin!