Video Tutorial: One Layout, Two Cards with Penguin Place bundle

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make two different – yet equally adorable – cards with the Penguin Place bundle!

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

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Gilded Leafing

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to use the beautiful Gilded Leafing from the annual catalogue to create a simple, striking card!

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Have you tried the Gilded Leafing embellishment? Please share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Product Spotlight: Blackberry Beauty

I fell in love with the Blackberry Beauty suite as soon as I saw it in the Autumn Mini Catalogue. The colour palette of deep Blackberry Bliss, lush gold accents, and the warm tones of Cinnamon Cider grabbed me right away, and the more I have played with this suite the more I enjoy it! In addition to the stunning specialty Designer Series Paper, the suite includes a stamp set and die bundle; an ephemera pack for embellishing your projects; gold shimmer ribbon; and gold shimmer vellum. This suite brings the bling to your autumn projects!

Since I love this suite so much, it’s no surprise that the featured product for October’s Creativity to Go is the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set, for a cost of $37 (including tax and shipping). Sign up here by October 10th to get the stamp set AND prepared supplies and tutorials to make five cards like the ones shown here!

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Video Tutorial: Blackberry Beauty Suite

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a stunning card with items from the Blackberry Beauty suite in the Autumn Mini Catalogue!

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Beauty of Tomorrow is the featured product for September’s Creativity to Go! For just $37, you’ll receive this stamp set PLUS prepared supplies and tutorials to create five cards with your new stamp set. You can also choose to join the optional Zoom crafting class, where we’ll meet and assemble the cards together! Sign up here by October 10th!

Happy Stampin’!

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Tutorial: Pinwheel Card

Pinwheel cards are a new trend that crafters everywhere are trying out! They are very impressive, and actually quite simple to make. I even found a version that fits in the usual medium envelope from Stampin’ Up!

You will need the following cuts of cardstock, all the same colour:
5.75 x 4.25”
Scored at .75, 1.5, 2.25, 3” along short side
3 pieces 2.75 x 4.25”

Burnish all the score lines on your large piece of cardstock. Apply a strip of Tear & Tape to the very last panel, as shown below.

Fold the cardstock so that the four small panels create a box as shown below. Remove the backing on the Tear & Tape to attach. This is the centre of your pinwheel – and already has one ‘arm’ attached!

Apply another strip of Tear & Tape as shown below.

Peel off the backing of the Tear & Tape and attach another piece of cardstock going in the opposite direction of the first ‘arm’. Now your pinwheel has two arms!

Repeat the previous steps to add the third and fourth ‘arms’ to the pinwheel.

Now it’s time to add your Designer Series Paper!
You’ll need
four pieces 1.75 x 4”
four pieces 2.5 x 4”

Start laying out your DSP pieces to decide where they will all go. Each of the arms will have a piece of DSP on each side.

Choose one segment of the card to be the ‘front’ (i.e., what the recipient will see first when the open the envelope). Attach the DSP to this part of the card first; then, wrap some ribbon around from the back, at the left.

The picture below shows the back of the panel with the ribbon on it. Attach your DSP overtop of the ribbon.

Finish attaching all the rest of the DSP. You might want to add a piece of white cardstock to write your message.

Then, finish decorating the front of the card.

If you make a pinwheel card yourself, be sure to share a photo with me! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Showcase: Textures & Frames stamp set

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video is full of inspiration using the FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Textures & Frames! There are only a few more days to get this stamp set for free!

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What else could you create with this incredibly versatile stamp set? Be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Retreats and Events and Free Bundles – Oh My!

Last weekend, I got to attend a 3-day crafting retreat here in Nanaimo, put on by a couple of fellow demonstrators. It was my first ever crafting retreat and NOW I AM HOOKED.

I knew that our registration fee included the Tidings and Trimmings bundle, but what I didn’t know was that there would be all this extra swag included, and that every attendee ALSO received at least one prize – usually an additional stamp-and-die bundle, sometimes with specialty paper and/or embellishments added as well. We were so, so, so spoiled!

Here are the four projects we got to make as part of the event, with our new bundle and the beautiful co-ordinating paper, Tidings of Christmas.

I took all my retired DSP to the event, and spent most of my time cutting and assembling cards to use up all my paper. I managed to make 105 cards! They just need a bit of stamping and embellishing to finish them off. What a great addition to my stash!

I used up all of my Whale of a Time, Snail Mail, and Fine Art Floral paper. Next up: Snowflake Wishes and Ice Cream Corner.

In addition to making my own projects, I also wandered the room to check out what other people were working on. There was lots of inspiration to be found!

It was also such a valuable opportunity to connect with other demonstrators in the area, learning from each other and offering support. I’ve never met a nicer group of people than Stampin’ Up! demonstrators! They are always willing to share advice, supplies, or a project tutorial.

After such an amazing weekend away, I’m already looking forward to my next event – OnStage! OnStage is a great perk of being a demonstrator – you get to see upcoming products, learn new techniques, get business training, receive free goodies, and have the opportunity to pre-purchase items before they are available to the public. This year the whole event is online, so you don’t even have to get out of your jammies to participate!

For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is offering an awesome perk to brand new demonstrators, so they don’t have to wait a year or more to attend OnStage. Even though registration is closed for current demonstrators, new demonstrators can still register to attend! Join my team by October 12 to take advantage of this awesome offer!

As an OnStage attendee, you’ll get to enjoy all the content and classes, giveaways, and access to the Product Purchase Premiere offer, along with the catalogue and brochures that come with that order. You’ll also be able to order brand-new products for the Stamp & Share Experience!


And don’t forget, the Sale-a-Bration offer of a free bundle is still in effect for one more week! Until September 30th, purchase your $135 Starter Kit – containing $165 in your choice of products – and add one of the bundles below absolutely free.If you have any questions about joining my team, please contact me, or click here to sign up now!

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Video Tutorial: Peaceful Prints DSP for a NON-Christmas Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to use the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper – which you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration – to make a non-Christmas, masculine birthday card!

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 4 x 5.25″
Black cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
DSP: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″
Plus some additional pieces of cardstock for die-cutting and stamping.

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I love that Stampin’ Up!’s papers are so versatile, so I can use them all year round! Do you have your pack of Peaceful Prints DSP yet? Don’t wait – Sale-a-Bration ends on September 30th!

Happy Stampin’!

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Swap Card Show Off – Autumn Mini Catalogue

It’s time for another swap card show off! This time, I’m showing off cards created with products from the autumn mini catalogue. There are cards to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and so much more!

If these cards have inspired you, be sure to check out the product list below to see all the items that were used to create them!

And by the way – if you love holiday crafting, don’t forget to register for the upcoming Christmas cardmaking mega-class, happening Saturday November 20th! Find all the info here!

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Video Tutorial: Penguin Playmates DSP

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to to make a quick and cute card using the adorable Penguin Playmates paper. You can get this paper FREE with your $60 purchase until September 30th!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

DSP: 3.75 x 5″
Plus additional pieces of DSP and co-ordinating cardstock.

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Once you’ve made your own card with this adorable paper, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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