Seashore Blog Hop: Valentine’s Day

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I’ve got a fun Valentine-themed project that just happens to include products from the Spring Mini catalogue, the annual catalogue, and the Sale-a-Bration brochure. And I think it’s pretty adorable, if I do say so myself!

I made this card for my recent virtual catalogue launch party, to show off the fantastic stamp set “Punch Party”. This stamp set is an exclusive gift available to hostesses during the months of January and February. Anyone who hosts a qualifying party of $375 will get this stamp set FREE – it doesn’t even count against your stampin’ rewards product credit!! 🤩 (By the way, your free product credit with a $375 party would be $45 … just sayin’!)

There are so many fun images and sentiments in this stamp set, and they co-ordinate with a variety of punches from the annual and Spring Mini catalogue: the Heart punch pack (which I used to make my card above), the Double Oval punch, and the Rectangular Postage stamp punch. What a wonderfully versatile selection of stamps for use all year round! If you’d like a chance to earn this stamp set for free, please contact me and we can start planning your virtual party! 🥰

I hope you enjoyed my project. Be sure to check out the shopping list below for all the details on the products I used, and then click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other Valentine creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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Seashore Blog Hop: Christmas

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!

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Seashore Blog Hop: Autumn Treat Boxes

Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m hopping along with the Seashore Stampers again today, and this month our theme is Halloween or Thanksgiving.  I decided to create one of each! I rarely create cards for either of these, but I love making little treat boxes and gift items at this time of year! Usually I make items like this with my daughter, and she hands them out to her classmates at school – this year, she is learning at home, so everything is a little different, but we still enjoy crafting together!

I created this simple treat box really quickly and easily with a sheet of Cinnamon Cider cardstock and some matching In Color DSP.

It was easy to use one of the dies from Tasteful Labels and a small piece of window sheet to create a peekaboo window of the treats inside!

I decorated the box with punch art using my Cat Punch and a large circle of Bumblebee cardstock for the moon. The “trick or treat” stamp came from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. That stamp set has EVERYTHING in it!!

BONUS! After creating this little box, I decided to create a second box with a Thanksgiving theme. Wouldn’t these look sweet as Thanksgiving table favours?

These are such simple little projects, but it really makes me happy to know that I can create quick and easy gifts like this, for any theme, with the supplies I have on hand. I didn’t even need to buy a lot of Halloween-themed items in order to create a fun Halloween-themed project! I encourage you to look at the items in your craft room and see what fun ideas you can come up with!

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 creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Bruni’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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Seashore Blog Hop: 3D Projects

Hello and welcome to another blog hop with the Seashore Stampers! So glad you could stop in today.

This month our theme is 3D projects. I always love using our Stampin’ Up! products to create fun and beautiful gift items, which I often use to spoil my club members, workshop attendees, and hostesses. I’ve got a special gift in mind to welcome back my club members for the Fall, but I don’t want to share that with you until after they’ve received it …. so I’ve got a different project to share today.

This project starts with our cute little Mini Pizza Boxes. These food-safe boxes come in a package of 8 boxes for just $8.25, and they are the perfect size for holding a collection of 3×3″ cards, a cookie or other treat, or any other fun (flat) item you can think of! I used the white box, but these handy boxes also come in gold (perfect for the holidays!).

The boxes take just seconds to assemble – no adhesive necessary – and then you can get to the fun part, decorating. I decided to try the herringbone technique with various pieces of Bumblebee DSP from Flowers for Every Season and the 2020-2022 In Color DSP Stack. This was my first try with this technique, and it was easier than I thought! I got so excited about it that I had to try it out again right away with the Rainbow Glimmer paper!

Here’s my finished box, with a sentiment from the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set added. I’ve been playing with that stamp set quite a bit, as it is the featured product for September’s Creativity to Go! When you subscribe by September 10th, you’ll receive this fantastic stamp set AND supplies and tutorials to create five cards. You can join from anywhere in Canada and enjoy a fun crafting experience at your own pace and convenience – click here to learn more, and subscribe!

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

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Seashore Blog Hop: Wedding

Welcome to another blog hop with the Seashore Stampers! This month’s theme is weddings. Summer is wedding season, though certainly this year weddings are looking very different due to the pandemic. Which makes it all the more important to celebrate and connect with those who are getting married under these strange circumstances!

For my card, I used the beautiful new Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. Petal Pink and Gray Granite make such a stunning combination, and the paper is the star of this card (CASE’d from a design by Michelle Miller). The stamped sentiment is from Peaceful Moments, one of my favourite stamp sets – it’s got such a great collection of versatile sentiments for many occasions! I’ve put the shopping list below, so you can see all the products I used on my card.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other wedding theme creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Bruni’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created! And remember – if you feel inspired by this or any other project, take advantage of the awesome Bonus Days promotion this month! 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!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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More Annual Catalogue Swap Cards!

I’ve written here before about attending meetings with the Vancouver Island Stampin’ Up! demonstrators group and participating in swaps. This group met again recently, with a twist … since Covid-19 prevents us from meeting in person, we held a virtual meeting via Zoom! We managed to include most of the important aspects of our meetings in the virtual format (except, of course, the delicious potluck lunch!). Instead of “Make and Take” projects, we had “Create With Me”, where the demonstrators leading those portions let us know ahead of time what supplies to prepare, and then led us through creating the projects; and we had four amazing product presentations where the speakers guided us through suites and products from the new catalogue (I got to present on the beautiful new In Colors). We had a wonderful business discussion on the use of Zoom and other tools that allow us to keep our businesses going during these strange times, and we even got to have door prizes given out to a lucky handful of winners!

One of our leaders, Jan, even figured out how we could do a virtual card swap! Everyone who chose to participate got an invite to a private Facebook group, where we could post a photo of our project, and browse through all the cards submitted by other demos. This turned out to be a really fun way to participate in a swap. Too many times, I will receive an absolutely stunning swap card, but not recognize the name of the person who created it, so I don’t get to tell them how much I love it. In this case, since everyone was posting their cards in the group, everyone could leave comments and reactions on the photos! It was so fun to give (and receive) this lovely feedback, and it really made me feel more connected to the other creators.

Now, without further ado, I’d love to share all these gorgeous swap cards with you. They are all created with products from the 2020 Annual Catalogue. 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!

Now that you’re feeling inspired, remember that you can take advantage of the awesome Bonus Days promotion this month! 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! And don’t forget that I am always looking for new members to join my team and participate in fun events and swaps like these. Learn more here, and then get in touch with your questions!

Happy Stampin!

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Blog Hop: Grayscale Colour Challenge

I’m participating in another blog hop with The Crafty Medic, and this time it’s a Colour Challenge! I was quite inspired when I saw the announcement of “grayscale” and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to play with the painter’s tape technique.

If you haven’t tried the painter’s tape technique before, don’t worry – I’ve got a video tutorial to show you how it’s done.

I hope you’ll follow the link to see the other grayscale projects … and you can even vote for your favourite projects!

If you’re feeling inspired by this project or any other, remember that you can find all the supplies at my online store. Remember to use the current hostess code when you order and you’ll receive a free gift from me! And don’t forget 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!

Happy Stampin’!

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Blog Hop: Pride 2020

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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Video: 2020 Annual Catalogue Tour

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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Stampin’ Queen Swap Cards

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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