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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a lovely card with the Ornate Thanks stamp set and Ornate Layers dies. I love that you can use these stamps in different combinations to customize exactly what sentiment you want to express! It’s so versatile.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Layer: 4 x 5.25”
DSP: 3.75 x 1-5/8” (3 pieces)

You’ll also need some scrap white and coloured cardstock to create the die-cut shapes for the front of the card.

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Did you hear about Bonus Days? For every $60 you spend in July(before tax and shipping), you’ll earn a $6 coupon to use in August. What a great deal! Check out the product list below for this project …. if you bought the dies and the stamp set, you’d qualify for a coupon!

Happy Stampin’!

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I’m very happy to be participating in a blog hop with fellow Canadian demonstrator Stefanie Pletscher, The Crafty Medic. The theme for the hop is PRIDE!

This is an important topic for me and my family, as we strive to be good allies and uphold the rights of all – regardless of skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, or any other factor. This past month has shown all of us that we need to do more: not just show acceptance and tolerance, but stand up to bigotry and prejudice in al its forms. My family and I will keep working toward this goal, now and always.

My daughter Gwen (12) absolutely loves rainbows, so I enlisted her help in creating this card. I blogged here about how to create a rainbow background just a few months ago, but I knew Gwen would take it in a whole different direction … and she didn’t disappoint! She is a true artist. Just look at all the amazing backgrounds she created… no two are the same!

All I had to do was choose one, and overlay the die-cut from Detailed Hearts on top of it for a bold Pride card.

I’m not even sure this card needs a sentiment – it seems to have a message on its own, doesn’t it?

Warning for those who would like to try the rainbow background technique: it will stain your bone folder. But then again, if you’re a rainbow fan like Gwen and me, you might just find that to be a benefit!

Now be sure to click the links below and visit the other blogs to see more wonderful Pride projects! Happy Stampin’!


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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video is a little bit different. As we all know, the new annual catalogue started on June 3rd. And since I obviously couldn’t hold an in-person catalogue launch party, I struggled with how to celebrate and share this catalogue with all of you in a fun and safe way. This video is what I came up with! It’s a catalogue tour with fun and prizes along the way …. kind of like we’re all attending a launch party together, but apart?! And of course it wouldn’t be a launch party without prizes, so be sure to leave your comments below for a chance to win!

Grab your annual catalogue, get comfy, maybe have a favourite beverage nearby, because we are going to do a deep dive into this awesome catalogue!

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I hope you enjoyed the catalogue tour! Don’t forget to leave me some comments for a chance to win a prize!

Happy Stampin’!

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My Stampin’ Up! team members, the Stampin’ Queens, did a card swap recently with products from the amazing new 2020 Annual Catalogue. Because there was just a small number of us participating, we decided that we could each choose to contribute more than one swap card and show off more than one product … and then a couple other demonstrators decided to join the fun as well, and before I knew it, each member was receiving 25 gorgeous cards! Today I’m going to show them all off to you!

As usual, I’ve labeled the photos with the main products used and the names of the makers, and I’ve added a shopping list below so you can get any of the supplies you need to recreate whichever cards you fall in love with. Enjoy!

Don’t forget that you have a few more days to take advantage of the amazing Bundle Bash when you join Stampin’ Up! Until June 30th (that’s next Tuesday!),  join Stampin’ Up! and choose any stamp-and-tool bundle from the 2020 Annual Catalogue absolutely free. That’s on top of the already amazing Starter Kit deal, which includes $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. Then you can join the Stampin’ Queens and participate in swaps like this! Learn more here, and then get in touch with your questions!

Happy Stampin!

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Thanks for visiting my blog today! This post is all about the five beautiful new In Colors that were introduced in our 2020 annual catalogue (also featured in my recent video). As you know, Stampin’ Up! introduces a collection of five fabulous on-trend colours each year, and those colours will be with us for two years. Want to know how on-trend this year’s colours are? Well, here’s a pair of running shoes I ordered online a couple of months ago, with three of the new In Colour inkpads next to them:

So we have one collection of In Colors that were introduced last June, and those will be with us for another year; and this new collection of colours that will be with us for the next two years. As shown in the photo below, the five new colours are (left-right): Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, and in the front row, Bumblebee.

You can find these colours and the assorted product collections on page 143-144 of your annual catalogue.

The above notecards are the first project I made with the new colours and I learned some things along the way. These cards feature the In Color cardstock and the In Color 6×6 DSP stack. I always buy that stack of paper because it’s a great way to show off the new colours; you get 4 each of 2 double-sided designs for a total of 40 sheets.  But I noticed right away that when you layer the DSP on top of the cardstock, it disappears completely; there’s not enough white on the DSP to create contrast. So I recommend putting a layer of white in between your DSP and cardstock when you are making these monochromatic cards.

Did you notice that The Flowers for Every Season suite features all the new In Colors? What a terrific product – now, you can enjoy all the gorgeous new colours in paper that features beautiful floral designs, not only with monochromatic papers as with the In Color DSP stack. In addition to the Flowers for Every Season DSP, you can also get the co-ordinating Memories and More card pack. This includes a terrific collection of double-sided cards in two sizes and some sticker sheets for embellishing, and all of it can be used for either scrapbooking or cardmaking. These cards come together so quickly, and you don’t even need ink for some of them! I’ve used some of the included sticker embellishments to add dimension, and the Forever Gold specialty paper as well.

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The below set of cards shows off all the different patterns on the 6×6 In Color DSP stack for a quick and easy collection of cards. These large words here are stickers from the Memories and More card pack, and I used my Triple Banner punch to create these banners. The only ink on these cards is where I’ve stamped one word on each of them, in black ink.

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Another great way to show off the colours even if you don’t have the inkpads is with white embossing on coloured cardstock. I used the large flower stamp from Ornate Style to create these cards, and as a bonus – now you don’t have to colour in this image! Look at how striking these cards are. The DSP on the side is from the Flowers for Every Season DSP stack.

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So, collections of monochromatic cards are great for showing off the new colours… but you can also show all the colours in one card.

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And of course, you can use these colours for products other than cards! Samplers, chocolate sleeves, bookmarks, even calendar/post-it holders … I love getting super creative with these products!

 

Z-fold cards are a great way to show off our DSP and they are so simple to make, so I whipped up a set of these using a stamp from So Sentimental and the Layering Squares dies. Notice again I’ve got the white cardstock in behind the DSP so that it will pop, and I also used my sponge dauber on both the white layer and the scalloped layer here.

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And finally my last project is this cute collection of 3×3” cards. Perfect hostess gift!

Our gorgeous new colours can be used with our existing colours, too. Here are some hints on how to do that:

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And if you love to shop by suite, look below to see which suites feature our beautiful new In Colors:

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So, now that you’ve had a good look at all the new In Colors – which one is your favourite? Drop me a comment to let me know! And if you’re ready to place an order, you can contact me, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

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Learn how to make a bright and colourful card with the new 2020 In Colors and the Lovely You bundle, and see a helpful demonstration of the incredibly versatile Pick a Punch!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5″
White mat layer: 3.75 x 5″
Strips of cardstock cut to 3.75 x .75″

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Once you’ve made your own project with the beautiful new In Colors, 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 will show you how to do the reverse masking technique, a lovely way to make a striking #SimpleStamping card!

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
2 pieces of white cardstock measuring 4 x 5.25”
Strip of cardstock .75 x 5.25”

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Once you’ve made your own card with the reverse masking technique, share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen my big announcement recently (I even posted a live video to announce it, which I NEVER do!!). I decided to honour Stampin’ Up!’s annual Day of Service (May 21) by giving back in a big way and starting a 100 Card Challenge!


My pledge: I’m going to send out 100 cards to send joy to those in my community, and I kicked it all off with a donation of $100 to Nanaimo FoodShare. And that’s not all …. for however long it takes me to send those 100 cards, I’ll be donating 50-100% of my proceeds from every Stampin’ Up! order to the Nananimo Foodshare, as well! For every kit sold, including Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, I’ll be donating 100% of my proceeds. For all other orders, I’ll be donating 50% of my proceeds!

Nanaimo Foodshare is an amazing local non-profit that connects the community with resources, skills, and knowledge to create change that increases healthy food for everyone. They have a huge variety of programs for a wide range of community members, and work to support sustainable food sources, food security, and so much more. You can learn all about them here on their website.

The 100 Card Challenge wouldn’t be complete without me inviting all of my customers, friends, and followers to get involved, so here’s how you can participate along with me:

  • Send cards to the people in your life – people need joy!
  • Donate to Nanaimo Foodshare or any charity of your choice
  • Help me raise more money by placing Stampin’ Up! orders (I’m donating 50-100% of my proceeds to the cause, until I complete the challenge)
  • And of course …. win prizes! I’m doing two draws every week for people who join the fun on my Facebook page. So make sure you Like and Follow that page today to play along!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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This week I’m featuring the beautiful new Ornate Style bundle. This bundle is part of the Ornate Garden Suite, which is in the new annual catalogue coming out on June 3rd – but this whole suite is available right now, you don’t have to wait! The suite includes two gorgeous stamp-and-die bundles, one of which we’re going to use today, stunning specialty designer series paper with gold foil accents, an embossing folder, ribbon pack, and gold gilded gem embellishments.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
DSP: 4 x 2”
Cardstock: 4 x 4”
White: 1 x 2.5″

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If you love the Ornate Garden Suite, don’t forget to sign up for my Ornate Garden Online Retreat, happening July 25th! Get all the details here!

Happy Stampin’!

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I really love the So Sentimental stamp set from the Spring Mini catalogue, and the co-ordinating Stitched So Sweetly dies that go with them. So, it was terrific fun to design my most recent Class by Mail around these products!

Customers who ordered this stamp set in May received the supply kits and tutorials to make five cards with their beautiful new stamp set, using it in a variety of ways. All the pieces were cut, embossed, and punched for them so all they needed to do was stamp and assemble.

I really love the range of sentiments available in this set – from lighthearted to serious, and with gorgeous fonts that are perfect for masculine and feminine cards. Using the co-ordinating dies to layer in a variety of ways means that putting together a card for any occasion is quick and easy, with bold sentiments that are sure to make a big impression on the recipient.

Happily, both the So Sentimental stamp set and the Stitched So Sweetly dies are continuing into the new annual catalogue, so if you don’t have them yet, don’t worry! You’ll still be able to buy them after June 3rd when the new catalogue starts. In fact, Stampin’ Up! has even extended the discounted bundle price into the new catalogue! If you buy the stamps and dies together, you’ll save 10%.

Here are some close ups of the beautiful cards I made with So Sentimental. Which one is your favourite?

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Next month’s Class by Mail is going to feature a brand new bundle from the new annual catalogue, Jar of Flowers. Here are the first few cards I have made with the new bundle – with lots more fun projects to come! You can learn all about the Jar of Flowers class on the Class by Mail page!

Contact me today to order, or shop 24/7 at my online store. 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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