October’s Creative Kit to GO!

The Nature’s Harvest was one hot bundle-so hot is was unavailable last month!  I had a Creative Kit to Go all ready for you all to get for free.  I postponed it until this month so you can get the FREE card kit with the purchase of this bundle!  

What is the Creative Kit to GO? 

You will receive your very own stamp set bundle and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by first class. You will need to use your own new stamp set (mailed from Stampin’ Up!) plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  

Creative Kit Order Bundle order due no later than October 30th. I will mail class packets the first week of November.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $5.95) But HURRY! I have limited kits available!

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.

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 October 30th, and I will send you the card kit via mail and email the PDF!

Other items to have on hand or add to your order: Die cutting machine with plates for cutting dies. INK: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Bumble Bee, Old Olive. Marker/Blends/Ink Pad with Blender pen for the yellow and green inks used in these cards) Scissors, adhesive, and dimensionals.

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Subtle Pretty Pumpkins

We just went on our annual Labor Day craft retreat and boy did I get a LOT done!! It is so nice to get away with the girls-meet new crafting buddies-and just get all these card ideas out of my head!

I was actually inspired by some one’s pattern paper that they were using for a fall album! I had to make this card with those gorgeous colors!!! It was a pretty quick card to make too!

I used Mint Macaron for the card base and then placed a piece of Harvest Meadow DSP on the card base. For the focal point, I used a piece of Crumb Cake that I cute a circle out from the Layering Circles dies. Then I ran it through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, and Embossing Machine) with the Timber 3D embossing folder. Then I used a Stampin’ Sponge and Soft Suede ink to distress the sides a bit.

I used Early Espresso ink to stamp the sentiment and the pumpkins. Next, I used Stampin’ Blends to color the pumpkins before cutting them out with the coordinating Detailed Pumpkin dies. (Light and Dark of Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, and Crumb Cake of each color were used)

I finished up the card with some Brushed Metallica Adhesive Backed gems and some Diamond Weave Ribbon tucked behind the sentiment. Oh, and don’t forget a little Wink of Stella on the pumpkin leaves!

Can you believe that Sale-a-Bration is almost over??? There is still time to get your FREE items with qualifying purchases! Check out the links below for get your goodies! I will also e-mail a PDF of the Fun Fold class that we did today! It contains 3 fun fold ideas to get creating now!

Get one of these FREE bundles when you join between now and September 30th!!
Product List
Pretty Pumpkins Bundle
Pretty Pumpkins Cling Stamp Set
Detailed Pumpkins Dies 
Layering Circles Dies
Tasteful Labels Dies
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Cajun Craze Dark Stampin' Blends
Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Timber 3 D Embossing Folder
3/8" (1 Cm) Diamond Weave Ribbon
Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Stamping Sponges

Elegant Evergreen Trees

I have to admit that the Holiday Catalog is always my favorite one of the catalogs! BUT I saw the Evergreen Elegance Bundle, I had to have it! It coordinates so well with the Tidings of Christmas suite! It’s funny that I am playing with this set after getting all the new Holiday sets in last week!.

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class, so it needed to have simple elements that wowed! This card used 2 punches, a stamp set, some inks, and DSP! (Oh and ribbon)

The card base is an A2 card (5 1/2″x 8 1/2″) of Evening Evergreen. I used a sheet of the Tidings of Christmas 6×6 DSP for the background. Next, you will cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler to 3 1/4″x 5 1/2″ and a piece of Basic White 3″x 5 1/2″. The stamping was simple. I used all 3 sizes of the trees and stamped them full strength with Evening Evergreen, THEN I stamped again without inking! You can get more bang for your buck by not reinking your stamp! It gives you a nice lighter hue of your color! I used the Label Me Fancy punch for the Noel from the Tidings & Trimmings set. (I only used the Evening Evergreen ink for this card).

To add some shimmer and pop to the card, I punched some Gold Metallic Specialty paper out with the Evergreen Border! I glued that on top of the Gold Shimmer ribbon and that was it!

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! now has Sale-a-Bration TWO times a year?? The second one started August 3rd with the Holiday Catalog! Soooooo, that means you get FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog when you order the qualifying amount!

It is also a great time to join Stampin’ Up!! They are offering a FREE stamp bundle from the list on the back of the Sale-a-Bration catalog! Or see it here:

For just $99 plus tax….you will get to CHOOSE up to $125 in current product, business supplies (really just catalogs to share with your crafting friends), PLUS the FREE bundle! That is an amazing deal! Try it-there is no obligation or events unless you want to. Hobby demos are highly welcome! Then you can enjoy your personal 20% coupon off your purchases after that! Your first FULL quarter minimum will be due 12/31/21!!! What are you waiting for? We have a great team too!

Product List
Evergreen Elegance Bundle (English)
Evergreen Elegance Cling Stamp Set
Tidings & Trimmings Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
Evergreen Border Punch
Label Me Fancy Punch
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
Tidings Of Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Seal

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!!)

I hope you enjoyed today’s creation! What are you working on in your neck of the woods? Are you needing some of these items?? Just hop on over to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website & use the host code DV9XDDYR at check out! I will send you a thank you gift for shopping with me via mail!

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