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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a fun and simple card with the Berry Blessings bundle. This is a Level Two reward item from your Sale-a-Bration brochure, meaning you can earn it free with your $120 purchase from the annual or Spring Mini catalogue – but only until February 28th!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
DSP: 4 x 5.25”
Mat layer: 4.25 x 2.25
DSP: 4 x 2″
And a white circle (or other shape) for stamping your sentiment.

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!

Remember that the Berry Blessings Bundle is a Sale-a-Bration reward that you can earn for FREE with your $120 purchase! Don’t wait to place your order, Sale-a-Bration products are only available until February 28th or while supplies last!

Happy Stampin’!

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The new Spring Mini catalogue is now live! And wow oh wow, I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a new catalogue. I think Stampin’ Up! has really outdone themselves this time!

Here are some of the products I’m excited to get my hands on. Will this help you narrow down your wish list, or perhaps add a few more items you hadn’t considered?

Best Item for Beginners Sweet Strawberry stamp set

I love that this stamp set has a charming variety of sentiments, a whimsical collection of images, and two co-ordinating punches you could add on if you wish (Strawberry Builder and Small Bloom). That makes this the perfect item to start your stampin’ collection – all you need is paper and ink, and you’re ready to start creating!

Best Sentiment Stamp SetHappy Thoughts

Inspired by Million Sales Achiever Jackie Bolhuis, this stamp set is a versatile collection of thoughtful, kind greetings ready to be paired with any other product to customize your creations. This stamp set is simple, striking, and indispensable!

Best Graphic Stamp SetPretty Perennials

Inspired by Million Sales Achiever Dena Rekow, this stamp set includes a delightful collection of blooms you can layer, customize, and enjoy! I’ve chosen this as the Best Graphic stamp set, but it also includes a terrific set of sentiments that will have you reaching for it again and again. Bundle with the co-ordinating dies and/or the FREE Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper, “Paper Blooms“, for even more fun!

Best EmbellishmentGilded Leafing

This new embellishment is as stunning as the name suggests! Gilded Leafing offers a truly luxe feel at a very affordable price. You will love dressing up your projects with this gorgeous new product!

Best Designer Series Paper Fine Art Floral

Imagine an artist, delicately painting individual canvases in a classic impasto style… that’s exactly how Stampin’ Up! created this paper! First, an artist hand-painted canvases with beautiful florals and textures in classic Stampin’ Up! colors. Then the canvases were photographed and turned into this unique designer series paper, including florals, patterns, colour variance, and all the touches of professional paintings.

Runner Up: Love You Always Specialty DSP

Not just for Valentine’s Day, this elegant paper is striking yet subtle. Don’t believe me? Look at this gorgeous Christmas card I received from fellow demonstrator Heather:

Thanks to Heather, I’m completely sold on this stunning paper!


Best Punch BundleSweet Ice Cream

I love that Stampin’ Up! has offered us this adorable, versatile stamp set with a handheld punch, making it affordable and accessible for every level of crafter. The stamp set includes ice cream cones, sprinkles, birthday greetings, sweet sentiments, and more, that will make everyone’s heart melt. The bundle is fabulous on its own, and the co-ordinating Ice Cream Corner paper is perfect for punching out those frozen treats!


Best Die BundleSimply Succulents

If you can only buy one die bundle from this catalogue, it should be this one! The gorgeous ‘negative image’ background is absolutely stunning, the stamp set offers a great combination of sentiments and images, and the rest of the die set includes not just dies for the stamped images, but lovely label pieces for these and many other sentiments as well. This bundle has it all!

Here are some beautiful hand-coloured samples of this set from my teammate, Dianna!

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Best New Tool – Blending Brushes

These brushes are a game changer! It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the blending surface is not foam or sponge; instead, it’s thousands and thousands of velvety soft bristles that blend ink perfectly. You can apply extremely light shades of ink, create soft gradient backgrounds with no lines, use them with Decorative Masks or stencils, and so much more!

My first time playing with the Blending Brushes!

Kits

The Spring Mini Catalogue has three terrific kits for you to enjoy. Stampin’ Up! kits offer choreographed crafting experiences, expertly designed with precut pieces, instructions, and co-ordinated products for you to have a stress-free, successful crafting session!

Hello, Dear Friend is an all-inclusive card kit that makes 12 cards. Everything you need to complete the project, from beginning to end, is included.

You Are Amazing is a project kit that makes 16 cards and a decorated box to hold them. You will need to purchase the co-ordinating stamp set and inkpads separately, or use your own supplies to complete the cards.

The Flowering Cactus Product Medley includes stamps, paper, dies, and accessories that you can use to create whatever you want – cards, scrabooking/memory keeping, decor projects, gift packaging, or anything else you can imagine! Let your creativity run free, with the confidence that your end projects will co-ordinate flawlessly.

In Case You Missed It:

Imagine being able to stamp 18 messages with one stamp … and then flawlessly cut them out with one co-ordinating die! Make cardmaking quick and easy with the amazing Many Messages bundle. Prepare your sentiments ahead of time and be ready for any occasion at any time!

The much-anticipated Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is now available!  The mini machine comes with all the plates you need to get started. With a compact footprint and a price tag of just $82, it’s both affordable and convenient for crafters at any level!

I’ve had my new (standard size) machine for a few months now and I love it. It is steadier than the Big Shot, easier to use thanks to the numbered plates, and beautifully sleek and compact (did I mention the platform folds up when not in use?).

Remember that you’ll also earn a free Level One Sale-a-Bration reward item with your purchase of the fabulous new “Mini Machine”! This product is also available as a half-price item with a qualifying party of $550 or more!

Speaking of parties, the exclusive hostess set this season is “Suite Sampler“. As you might guess, the set includes a variety of stamps that coordinate with the suites in the Spring Mini – Dandy Garden, Fine Art Floral, Hydrangea Hill, Sand & Sea, Love You Always, and Ice Cream Corner.

Best Deal in the Catalogue: The Starter Kit on page 89
The Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalogue! Choose up to $165 in product for only $135, AND free shipping, AND free business supplies, AND access to amazing online resources to help you succeed and build your business your way. PLUS, if you join before February 28th, you’ll also receive a beautiful assortment of 6×6″ Designer Series Papers – absolutely free!

You can learn more about becoming a demonstrator by reading my Starter Kit FAQ, and if you still have questions, please email me! I’m excited to help you learn about this opportunity!

It wouldn’t be right for me to end this post without mentioning Sale-a-Bration, or as we seasoned stampers like to call it: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! If you’re new to Stampin’ Up! and don’t know what Sale-a-Bration is all about, I’ll give you a quick explanation: this gorgeous little brochure full of awesome products should have landed in your mailbox recently (if it didn’t, let me know and I’ll send you one!). As usual, Sale-a-Bration offers terrific rewards for those who Shop, Host, or Join. There are exclusive free products to be earned with your purchase from either the annual catalogue or the new Spring Mini catalogue; even the Clearance Rack on the Stampin’ Up! website! You’ll see there are two levels of rewards available: Level One rewards are earned with a $60 purchase, and Level Two rewards are earned with a $120 purchase. Sale-a-Bration items are only available until February 28th (or while supplies last) and will not be offered again.

Thanks for reading my Top Picks post today! What do you think – do you agree with my choices, or did I leave your favourite product off my list? Comment and let me know!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a really quick and simple yet stunning card using two of our free Sale-a-Bration products: Corner Bouquet stamp set and Oh So Ombre DSP.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
DSP: 4 x 5.25”
White cardstock: 3.25 x 4.5”
DSP: 3 x 4.25”

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So what do you think – which of these Sale-a-Bration products are you excited to get your hands on, for FREE? Don’t wait to place your order, Sale-a-Bration products are only available until February 28th or while supplies last!

Happy Stampin’!

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I think we’re all pretty glad to be saying goodbye to this year …. but even with all the challenges 2020 offered, there were some wonderful memories and moments to be proud of, as well. For my last blog post of the year, I thought it would be fun to look back on some of my most popular blog posts. Is your favourite on the list?

Tutorial: Double Wonder

Tutorial: Double Fan Fold card

Tutorial: Split Card Technique

Tutorial: Bay Window Card

Video Tutorial: Paper Piecing

Video Tutorial: Teabag Fold Christmas Tree

Blog Hop: Pride 2020

StashBuster Cards!

Video Tutorial: Offset Triple Time Stamping

Video Tutorial: Double Easel Card

Tutorial: 6×6″ One Sheet Wonder

Video Tutorial: Painters Tape Technique

Tutorial: Double Gatefold Card

Video Tutorial: Triple Accordion Card

Tutorial: Scrappy Strips Technique

 

 

 

 

And my very most popular blog post of 2020: Blog Hop: Christmas in July!

Honourable Mentions:
These two blog posts weren’t written in 2020, but they sure got a lot of views this year!
Tutorial: Post-it Note Holder
Product Spotlight: Perfectly Plaid

Happy Stampin’… and Happy New Year!!

 

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Have you heard of Mystery Stamping? It’s one of the best ways we can create “together” while staying socially distanced. I’ve been holding Mystery Stamping Sessions once a month for the past few months. This month, as a gift to my customers and followers, I’ve decided to do Mystery Stamping EVERY MONDAY IN DECEMBER. That’s right – I’ll be holding Mystery Stamping sessions on December 7, 14, 21, and 28!! I hope you can join us for one or more of them – maybe even all four!

Here’s how it works: prepare the supplies as noted below, then meet on Zoom and we’ll assemble the cards together. It’s a ‘mystery’ because you don’t know yet what the finished project will be … and it’s extra fun because everyone will have different papers, stamps, etc. and we’ll get to see so many different interpretations of the same project. Hope you can join us!

Here are the supplies you’ll need for the December 7th session:

Here’s the live link to join the meeting: https://tinyurl.com/yyjpsyex  Be sure to watch my Facebook page or my website to see the info for the following weeks’ Mystery Stamping!

Hope to see you there!

 

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In preparation for the upcoming January-June Mini Catalogue, I decided to use up the last bits of some of my Designer Series Paper packs. Here are the last cards with Ornate Garden:

 

 

And the last cards with Brightly Gleaming – which is NOT just for Christmas cards!

The last cards with now-retired papers Parisian Beauty, Peaceful Poppies, and Flowering Foils:

I absolutely love the Forever Greenery paper, and I bought an extra pack of it during last month’s DSP sale. This isn’t the last of that pack – I’ve got lots left still, which is why I felt I could make these lushly layered cards. I made 20 of each!

Then my Product Purchase Premiere arrived (that’s an exclusive pre-order open to demonstrators who attended OnStage). I ordered the gorgeous Fine Art Floral paper and whipped up some of these handy post-it note holders.

Thanks for stopping by to see my projects! If you’re interested in buying any of the supplies needed to create your own, have a look at the shopping list below. Take care and Happy Stampin’!

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Have you heard of Mystery Stamping? It’s one of the best ways we can create “together” while staying socially distanced. Here’s how it works: I’ll post a list of the supplies and tools you need to prepare, and then we’ll all meet on Zoom and assemble the cards together. It’s a ‘mystery’ because you don’t know yet what the finished project will be … and it’s extra fun because everyone will have different papers, stamps, etc. and we’ll get to see so many different interpretations of the same project!

I’ve been hosting Mystery Stamping once a month, and the next session is coming up next Monday, November 9th at 7:30pm.

Click here to see the supplies you’ll need, and then plan to join us on Monday night! Here are the Zoom details:
Meeting ID: 641 3073 2376
Password: 129792Link: https://viu.zoom.us/j/64130732376?pwd=UkdxdjJxcHJLYjNadjhKYjlPd0JIUT09

Happy Stampin’!

 

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a fun, Autumn-themed card with the Harvest Hellos stamp set and co-ordinating Apple Builder punch.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Crumb cake mat: 4 x 5.25”
Early Espresso: 3.75 x 2.5″
and some scraps of Granny Apple Green, Bumblebee, Cherry Cobbler, and white.

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Once you’ve made your own card with the Harvest Hellos stamp set, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video features a showcase of the lush Forever Greenery suite, including how to make a simple yet stunning card using products from the suite!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Soft Seafoam layer: 4 x 5.25″
2 pieces of DSP: 5 x 1″
and scraps of white + coloured cardstock for stamping and die-cutting.

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!

Once you’ve made your own Forever Greenery card, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Hello and welcome to the monthly blog hop of the Seashore Stampers! Today our theme is Christmas (which is only 62 days away … but who’s counting?)

For my project, I chose to use ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper (on sale for 15% off until the end of October!) and the “Christmas Means More” stamp set. I loved this stamp set as soon as I saw it, as it features quotes from some of my favourite Christmas movies! As this stamp set is not part of a suite or bundle, it’s easy for it to be overlooked, but the beauty of it is that it can be paired with so many of our other products to create simple or elaborate cards.

‘Tis the Season DSP was perfect for this project as it is packed with gorgeous holiday designs in traditional colours. I tried to choose the papers that most reminded me of Dr. Seuss’ original book and animated movie, which is a favourite in our household!

Dr. Seuss (How The Grinch Stole Christmas) Part 1 of 2 - YouTube

After creating the card, I felt inspired and wanted to add something more to my project … so I decided to try my hand at creating that old Grinch himself! I used the Mini Curvy Keepsake dies, which quickly and easily create a gift box suitable for holding those yummy Christmas treats.

It’s definitely not perfect, but then again the Grinch’s “quick Santy Claus hat and a coat” weren’t perfect either 😉 It’s amazing what you can do with a Tulip Builder punch!

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other Christmas creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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