Birthday

Cactus Cuties-Oh My!

Sorry it has been a while! The Christmas season was a little more hectic than I thought! Plus, me and a couple friends went on a craft retreat the first weekend of January! It was so nice to just create, laugh, eat (what I probably shouldn’t have), and watch RomComs!! Perfect for a tired mom!

But you want to know about this adorable card, right? I saw this set in the NEW Occasions Mini catalog and put it on my wish list. I admit that it wasn’t on the top of the list until I started seeing such cute ideas floating around the internet! So, it popped into my last order and here we go!

The Stitched Greenery die is a lovely background for many projects!!

To make this card start with a Gray Granite card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) folded in half and creased with your bone folder. Then you will take a piece Just Jade and run it through the Stamp, Cut, & Emboss Machine (SCEM) with the Stitched Greenery die. This die is amazing! The texture reminds me of a quilted top or a cross stitch! It’s a must have! Adhere the Just Jade to the card base and then you can adhere the Brick DSP from the Bloom Where You are Planted DSP (1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″) to the Just Jade.

Next you start to build on the Scalloped Rectangle die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and Basic White. Stamp the taller cactus with Just Jade towards the upper right-hand side of the die cut piece. Follow that with Smoky Slate for the planter.

The Cactus Builder punch is a little different for me. I found it easier to punch the pieces out and stamp on them after. The stamps overlap the paper, so there is an even coverage. Once you punch the pieces out and stamp them, use dimensionals to pop them up. All that is left is a sentiment of your choice and a little Wink of Stella to the cactus flower!

This bundle has so much potential to make amazing projects, pages, and cards! Why not get one for yourself! And earn FREE items in the process!

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** You customize your kit to your fit your needs up to $125 for just $99-add the extra 2 sets for free and that is a lot of bang for your buck. And you get to be part of our crazy and creative team!

This is a great way to utilize your new stamp set and dies! Three designs/consumable items plus a PDF tutorial to put them together!

Other items to have on hand or add to your order: Die cutting machine with plates for cutting dies. INK: Polished Pink, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Poppy Parade Marker/Blends/Ink Pad with Blender pen for the yellow and green inks used in these cards) Scissors, adhesive, and dimensionals.

You will receive your very own stamp set bundle and the consumable supplies (needed to make 9 cards & envelopes (3 each of 3 designs) mailed to you via first class. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  


Your stamp set will ship to you from Stampin’ Up!.  I will mail consumable project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and first-class postage.

(If you order more items and it goes over $150, don’t order with the hostess code.  You can redeem the hostess rewards with your own order!)


* Remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately. Dies require the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine.
 
Creative Kit Order due no later than January 30th, 2022. I will mail class packets the first week of February.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $5.95)

Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.

What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just order a set of equal or lesser value by January 30th, and I will send you the card kit via mail and email the PDF!

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Thank you for stopping by today! You can also access the items used to make this card by clicking on the images below! I would be honored if you shopped under me, and I love to spoil my customers!

Product List
Cactus Cuties Bundle
$31.50
Cactus Builder Punch
$18.00
Cactus Cuties Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Stitched Greenery Die
$32.00
Bloom Where You're Planted 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Birthday

Delicate Daisy Garden

Don’t you just love a stamp set that is all in one and can make such an impact on your finished project? I fell in love with the Daisy Garden background stamp when I saw the sneak peek of the Annual Catalog! And it coordinates well with our daisy punches and the Daisy Lane stamp set perfectly! Just imagine all the cards, pages, and other creative projects you can dream up!

This card was simple to make, it just took a little bit to color with the Watercolor Pencil Assortment. It was soooo worth it too! I first stamped the daisies on the 4″x 5 1/4″ Smoky Slate piece using Basic Gray ink. Then I took out the Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive watercolor pencils and colored the images. I will tell you these are my favorite watercolor pencils! They blend and make gorgeous watercolor wash backgrounds! You have to have both assortments in your stash!

To make the image look more like a watercolor, I used the Blender Pens to blend the colors on the images. I used a pair of Paper Snips to rough the edges of the cardstock. The sentiment was cut out using the very handy Dual Oval punch! I chose a Birthday sentiment from another set and tied the Whisper White crinkle ribbon around the card mat before adhering it to the Basic Gray card base. (5 1/2″x 8 1/2″) . The finishing touch was using my Basic Black Dark Blend and tapping it on my Bone Folder to create the splatter! Such a fun card to make and simple enough to make several!

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  •  FOR $99 (plus tax), YOU GET:  Up to $125 in products of your choice plus business supplies.
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  • ORDER NEW PRODUCTS FIRST!  View catalogs and pre-order new products a month before their release (and at a discount)! Our Holiday Catalog pre-order is July 1!
  • DO IT JUST FOR YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!
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Product List
Daisy Garden Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Watercolor Pencils
$16.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Double Oval Punch
$18.00
Basic Black Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
Paper Snips
$10.00
Birthday

Expressions in Ink

The Expressions in Ink suite is jam packed with absolutely stunning water color images that you can stamp and coordinate with the vibrant Expressions in Ink 12×12 Designer Series Paper! This suite is soooo pretty that it is on the cover of the catalog!

I had to get it when I was able to pre-order and I made this beauty at our retreat last month! It will be used for one of our club cards this month too! I used the Expressions in Ink DSP to discover my color scheme for the inks on this card. I love how the Polished Pink and Pale Papaya pop off one another! And the Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave ribbon grounds the focal point!

To make this card: Thick Basic White 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″; Basic White Regular paper 3 3/4″ x 5″; scrap pieces of Basic White to stamp on and use the Artistic Dies to cut out. Painted Texture 3d folder, 7″ of Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave ribbon, Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, and Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya ink pads.

Once you stamp the images, they are easily cut out using the Stamp Cut and Emboss machine an the Artistic dies. Then you can run the regular piece of Basic White through the SCEM with the Painted Texture 3D folder. I wrapped the ribbon around the base of the card and then used Dimensionals to pop up the card background from the card base.

I did use some Wink of Stella clear on the centers and petal edges for some extra sparkle. There are these adorable adhesive backed sequins in the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack. I used the Take a Pick tool to easily place them using the sharp stylus end. (this is a MUST have tool!!)

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Product List
Expressions In Ink Suite Collection (English)
$75.00
Artistic Dies
$35.00
Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set
$24.00
Expressions In Ink 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Painted Texture 3 D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack
$7.00
Evening Evergreen (3/8" 1 Cm) Chevron Weave Ribbon
$6.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75

Birthday

Just Peachy

I have an obsession with fruit themed stamps and Designer Series Paper! I went to our Mother’s Day retreat and ended up making several projects with this super sweet bundle!

Today we drove an hour away to check out our friend’s new peach farm in East Texas! I miss the fruit trees we had when I was growing up, so this was an amazing day trip! They had fresh produce, homemade ice cream (YUM!), and baked goods! We got a quick tour of the orchard too! Soon they will have blackberries ready to pick!

But, you want to know how to create super cute peaches with the Sweet as a Peach set!

I used the new Pale Papaya to stamp the peaches and then I took a sponge dauber with Calypso Coral to dab on the side of the peaches.

A great feature of this bundle is that you can stamp then cut out 3 peaches at a time! I added the peaches after I stamped two of the greenery stamps. I did over lap in the center a little, but I knew I was going to cover it with the sentiment and ribbon.

To finish off this card, I stamped the tiny flowers with Pale Papaya and then added Champagne Rhinestones. Such a sweet and adorable card to brighten someone’s day!

I made an easel card too using the bigger peach and the coordinating DSP!

I still love to send out cards. It’s a gesture that needs to be taught and continued! I cherish all the cards my mother sent me over the years. I have them tucked in places and run across them some days. It’s always the perfect message from her in the card for that day. It’s almost like she wants me to find the cards to speak to me! Miss her dearly!

Be sure to take advantage for the Join+ special before May 31st! Here are some great reasons to join my team!

  • FROM  MAY 4 – May 31, 2021! STARTER KIT + PROMOTION!  FOR $99 (plus tax), YOU GET:  Up to $155 in products of your choice (that’s $30 MORE than usual) & the kit ships for FREE (another 10% savings).
  • HAPPY SHOPPING!  Enjoy 20 – 25% off your favorite Stampin’ Up! inks, paper, stamps, tools and more when you place personal orders. (or your friends want some goodies)
  • ORDER NEW PRODUCTS FIRST!  View catalogs and pre-order new products a month before their release (and at a discount)! Our Holiday Catalog pre-order is July 1!
  • DO IT JUST FOR YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!
  • I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit thru me,  you’ll receive access to my private Crafting Corner Team page where we share ideas and just enjoy one another!
  • JOIN RISK-FREE!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter, fantastic!  You automatically renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  To continue, you will need to reach $300+ in sales (includes personal purchases) to renew from quarter to quarter.  If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty
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Have a blessed Memorial Day as we remember those that served to keep our freedom!

Product List
Sweet As A Peach Bundle (English)
$36.75
Sweet As A Peach Photopolymer Stamp Set
$18.00
Peach Dies
$23.00
You're A Peach Suite Collection (English)
$57.25
You're A Peach 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pale Papaya 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00

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