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On the weekend I attended another fun and busy meeting of the Vancouver Island Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, and once again it was a delightful day full of crafts, friends, and learning. I participated in a Christmas card swap (stay tuned to see the beautiful cards I received!), and as usual there were several make-and-take projects – in fact, I even stepped out of my comfort zone to provide one of the projects myself! It was a little nerve-wracking to present in front of experienced demonstrators, but everyone made me feel very welcome, and my project was very well-received. Here it is (if you watched my most recent video, it may look familiar!).

This project uses items from my very favourite suite in the new holiday catalogue, “Christmas Gleaming”. The Designer Series paper is absolutely gorgeous, featuring copper foil accents on every sheet, and I love that the bundle comes with not one but TWO fantastic co-ordinating punches to cut out those ornaments! This bundle makes it so easy to create simple yet stunning cards, perfect for mass production!

And here are the other make-and-take projects I got to make at the meeting!

If you’ve been using Stampin’ Up! for a while, you may remember the now-retired Curvy Keepsakes die. This new Tiny Keepsakes die is the same style, but tinier – a huge advantage, since it now cuts an entire box from one piece of 6×6″ DSP. You can just imagine all the awesome creations to be made with this charming die! This project was created by Barb Tripps, who also chose the Feels Like Frost DSP – one of my favourites. Every piece of this paper features gorgeous photographic images on one side, and stunning silver foil designs on the other side. Pretty sure I’m going to need to order two packs of this, so I don’t need to choose between these two gorgeous sides!

Karen from Parksville walked us through how to do some amazing heat-embossing, waterwash painting, and other inking and colouring techniques for this card. I think mine turned out pretty well for a first try, and I’m excited to practice these techniques more!

Miran Briggs always seems to have an awesome 3D gift item for her make and take. I love this adorable little post-it note holder using the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper!

The Perennial Essence DSP is one of the most popular in the catalogue, and this pocket card by Lynne Williams shows it off beautifully. To finish the flower, I coloured a pearl with my Blackberry Bliss Blends marker.

Sue Philip created this awesome accordion-fold pop-up card starring the new Snowman Season bundle. The snowman stamps and builder punch are just too cute, and I’m in love with the colour combination of Coastal Cabana and Real Red on the Let it Snow Designer Series Paper!

Which one of these cards is your favourite? Drop me a comment below and let me know!


A reminder that the Extra, Extra promotion ends this Sunday, August 31st! I would love for you to join my team so we can attend the next demonstrators’ meeting together! Being a demonstrator is awesome – you get to work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out. You can read more about it here!

Until August 31st, new demonstrators will earn TWO amazing perks just for joining!

  • New demonstrators will receive an additional $40 that they’ll be able to put towards their Starter Kit (pay $135 and choose $205 in products).
  • New demonstrators will receive a $14 coupon code, which they may use the following month.

Yes, you read that right …. your starter kit now includes $84 in free products!!!  Get more details here, then follow this link to my website and click “Join Now” – or, if you have questions, email me.

If these fabulous cards inspire you to order any of the products shown, you can shop 24/7 at my online store. Please note that many of these products won’t be available until September 4th – one week from tomorrow, yippee!! Don’t forget to use the current hostess code (over on the right-hand side of my website) to get a free gift from me as well! Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video features a simple yet stunning card using products from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! holiday catalogue.

You’ll need:

Very Vanilla card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Night of Navy cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
Very Vanilla cardstock: 3.75 x 5″

Scraps of Night of Navy and Mossy Meadow cardstock, Christmas Gleaming DSP, and Copper Foil sheets

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Thanks for tuning in today! Happy Stampin’!

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Welcome back to another month of blog hopping with the Seashore Stampers! How appropriate that our theme this month is 3D projects. As you know, I’m teaching a class on 3D projects this very day! (Thank goodness for the wonders of technology, allowing me to schedule this post ahead of time!!)

I love making 3D projects and small gift items. I often give them to my workshop guests and hostesses, and they are great sellers at the seasonal craft fairs I do as well. As we head into the autumn and winter season, there are so many occasions for gift-giving: welcome back to school gifts for students and teachers, hostess gifts for when we attend parties, stocking stuffers, table favours, trick-or-treat goodies … the list goes on! Here’s the gift I made for today’s workshop attendees.

The bag is made with a single sheet of 6″x 12″ DSP. I’ve used the beautiful Mosaic Mood specialty paper. It’s hard to see from a photo, but this amazing paper has a raised texture to it, and shiny accents.

Along the short side of the paper, score at 4″, 5-3/4″, 9-3/4″and 11-1/2″. Rotate and score along the long side at 1-3/4″.

Cut each short score line up to the 1-3/4″ score line to create flaps as below. Assemble your bag by adding Tear and Tape as shown, then decorate as desired.

I learned how to make this project from Nancy Forsberg at Stampin’ BAE (BAE stands Before Anything Else – how clever is that?!) who used the beautiful Come Sail Away paper for her project.

To finish off the bags, I added a shape cut from the Stitched Labels dies, and a stamped image from the Memorable Mosaic stamp set. I filled the bags with all the items my attendees will need for their workshop this weekend, plus a few extra treats!

If you love making 3D gift items like this one, you might want to purchase my 3D Tutorial Package! You can purchase the written tutorials, complete with colour photos, for $12. Or, you can purchase the tutorial package plus supplies – meaning, a pack of Designer Series Paper of your choosing, and co-ordinating cardstock, all cut, scored, and prepared for you – for $30. Just email me to make arrangements! Here are the projects you’ll get to make:

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this fun and simple gift bag! Thanks so much for reading. Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other 3D projects! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created! These ladies are super talented and creative so I know you will love their projects!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

 

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As usual this month I bit off more than I could chew and overcommitted myself, craft-wise. Not only am I teaching a class at my home this Saturday, I am also attending a demonstrator meeting on Sunday, for which I volunteered to teach a make-and-take project AND participate in the card swap. It’s going to be a hectic week to get everything ready, but if I’m going to overcommit myself, it might as well be doing something I love, right??

So, here are the swap cards I designed for this weekend. Card swaps are great fun: all the participants make a set of the same card, equal to the number of people participating (in this case, 14 people). Then the cards get sorted and organized by the amazing swap fairies, so that each participant goes home with 14 different cards, including one of their own. The theme for this swap is Christmas or Birthday, and I just had to go with Christmas.

This card features the wonderful new bundle, Perfectly Plaid, and the co-ordinating Designer Series Paper, Wrapped in Plaid. I’m crazy about this paper! Every sheet features gold foil accents, and the reverse side has delightful holiday designs that remind me of Christmas sweaters. This paper is fantastic and I’m excited to use it on cards, gift packaging and tags, and even items beyond the holiday season! Once I started playing with this paper, I wanted to make cards featuring all the different patterns … which one do you like the best??

The Perfectly Plaid bundle is one of several new stamp-and-punch bundles in the holiday catalogue. I’m so thrilled to see so many punches, because not every customer has (or wants) a die-cutting machine! If you’re a punch fan like me, you’re going to love the awesome versatility coming your way!

The holiday catalogue launches on September 4th, which is when you’ll be able to order the products used on today’s card. If you’re one of my customers, you may already have received your catalogue in the mail – if not, drop me a line and I’ll get one to you!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a “Buckle” card. This fold reminds me of the doublefold card, but with a fun twist. The only special item you need is the Classic Label punch!

You’ll need:

Petal Pink cardstock: 8.75 x 4.25, scored at 5.5″
Petal Pink cardstock: 8.5 x 3, scored at 4.25″
Old Olive cardstock: 3.25 x 4.5″
Whisper White cardstock: 2.75 x 4″ (2 pieces)
Perennial Essence DSP: 3 x 4″

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Happy Stampin’!

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I held my second Fancy Folds class on the weekend and it was terrific!! Technically, I held the class twice, because what I learned from the first round of Fancy Folds is that a small class size is key – so I split the group of eight attendees into two groups of four, and held the same class on both Saturday and Sunday. Safe to say I am now super familiar with all these fancy fold cards!!

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The Pop Up Slider card is one I’ve been wanting to learn for a long time. The stitched rectangle framelits make it really easy to do, using the partial die-cutting technique to create the flap on the front of the card that slides up to reveal the stamped sentiment underneath.

Pop Up Stage Card

How gorgeous is the Pop Up Stage card? And yes, this magnificent creation folds flat to mail! This card comes together really quickly and is beautiful in person.

Shutter Card

This is the Shutter Card, definitely a challenging card to create. It took a bit of experimenting to make it look the way I wanted it to. However, the amazing effect is well worth it!

swing arm

And finally, the swing arm card. I first saw this card at a demonstrator meeting earlier this year. Again, it’s one that takes a bit of effort to create, but it’s worth it!

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the Fancy Folds class, don’t worry! You can purchase the written tutorials, complete with colour photos of each step, for $12. Or, you can purchase the tutorial package plus supplies – meaning, a pack of Designer Series Paper of your choosing, and co-ordinating cardstock, all cut, scored, and prepared for you – for $30. Just email me to make arrangements!

Have you made any projects with these fancy folds? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video is a little different because we are going to unbox my holiday catalogue pre-order. You’ll be able to order from the holiday catalogue starting September 4th, and it’s packed with wonderful goodies to help us celebrate autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, and of course – Christmas. Today’s video will give you a few sneak peeks at what’s coming up, and you’ll also learn how you can get $84 in product absolutely free.

If your device/browser doesn’t allow videos, click here to watch on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe while you are there!

Do you have your holiday catalogue yet? Drop me a line if you need a copy!! And if you want to get these awesome items at a 20% discount, let me know! I’m always looking for new people to join my team!

Happy Stampin’!

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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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