Season of Thanks SIP Card

Today I have a SIP card (Stamps, Ink, Paper), #stampsinkpaper, that features the Gather Together stamp set. I’ve been a long-time member of a local chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and recently hosted a mini-mixer at my home for a small group of members. In addition to the socializing and refreshments, I designed two cards for the women to make that will be donated to the Cards for Soldiers organization. One card is for the recipient to keep and the other is for them to send to a friend or loved one back home. Since not everyone knew how to stamp and there was a limited amount of time to do the projects I had to keep the cards easy to make. I think it turned out to be simple yet elegant. I also used this project at my stamping club last week. All of the club members are avid crafters and they loved making this card too!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Cajun Craze cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of the woodgrain paper from the Come to Gather Designer Series Papers at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card base.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Using the leaf image from the Gather Together stamp set, stamp two leaves with Cajun Craze ink and then fill in the blank spots by stamping the leaves with Blackberry Bliss. Attach to a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock cut at 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ and attach to card front
  • Stamp greeting with Blackberry Bliss ink on piece of Whisper White cardstock and use circle punch or circle die to cut out. Punch a larger circle with a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and adhere to the greeting. Attach to the card.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside of card. Stamp leaf in left corner and stamp greeting of your choice or leave blank.

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September Specials

The Clearance Rack has been refreshed with lots of new items and discounts up to 60%. Select from Designer Series Papers, ribbons, dies and punches, markers, embellishments and more. Products are available while supplies last. Shop the clearance items through my online store by clicking here.

Save on select Designer Series Papers Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

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Gather Together – Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for September! I’m part of a group of amazingly talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie Bertucci’s program for building our businesses.

Today’s card features the beautiful new Come To Gather suite from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. Each year I look forward to making autumn-themed cards, especially because I love working with the rich hues of the season.

Here is how I made the card:

  • Card base: Merry Merlot cardstock cut at 4 1/2″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of Merry Merlot paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ from the Come to Gather Designer Series Papers and adhere to card base.
  • Emboss a piece of Copper Foil with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder and then die cut using largest circle in the Layering Circles Dies. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp leaf image from the Gather Together stamp set on piece of Cajun Craze cardstock with Early Espresso ink. Die cut with Gathered Leaves Dies. Die cut two more Cajun Craze leaves with the small and medium size leaf dies in the set. Sponge Early Espresso ink on leaf veins.
  • Die cut two Grapefruit Grove springs from the die in the Butterfly Beauty die set.
  • Arrange die cuts around embossed circle and adhere to card. Adhere large stamped leaf image with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add linen thread bow.
  • For inside of card cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp sentiment with Early Espresso ink. Stamp leaf image in lower left corner with Cajun Craze ink.

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2019 Holiday Catalog is Live

The 2019 Holiday Catalog is now live and you can begin to place your orders! There are 25 bundles and 8 suites this year! As always, there are so many fabulous products to choose from for all of your seasonal and holiday crafting needs.

To view the catalog you can either click here or use the link on the sidebar. If you would like to receive a copy of the catalog please contact me at rhondastamps@verizon.net and I would be happy to mail it to you. If you do not currently have a demonstrator I’d love to have you as a customer!

Here are few videos featuring several products from the new catalog. Enjoy!

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Healing Vibes

Hello and for those of you in the U.S. Happy Labor Day! Today I’m participating for the first time in Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights. Readers get to vote on their top five favorites in the gallery and the top 10 ten winners will get to participate in an International Blog Hop later this month. The theme is encouragement and I hope you like my card.

I chose to work with Healing Hugs, a stamp set in the Distinktive line of photo-realistic stamps. I love the sentiments as well as the type fonts in this set. A group of women that stamp with me a few times a year recently asked to make some get well and sympathy cards and this was one of the cards we made. As it turns out, I needed two cards shortly after we made them so they came in handy.

Here is how I made the card:

  • Cut a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of the handwriting paper from the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card base.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp flowers with Merry Merlot and Rococo Rose inks, slightly overlapping them. Stamp leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink. Stamp cross-hatch design with Soft Suede ink. Adhere to a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock cut at 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″. Adhere to card.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock stamp sentiment with Soft Suede ink. Cut with the stitched label die from the Smooth Sailing dies. You can use any other similar dies or punches. Add a small Rococo Rose faceted dot. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Please vote for my card by clicking here: http://bit.ly/InternationalHighlightsSept2019VoteForMe. To give a vote click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture when the hearts appear.

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September Paper Pumpkin – Bone Appetit

Get an early start on your Halloween crafting with the September Paper Pumpkin kit, Bone Appetit. This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. These easy projects are fun and quick to make! The coordinating colors are Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. You can subscribe for the kit from now until September 10th by going to my Paper Pumpkin website. The kit will be delivered to your mailbox by September 20th.

The 2019 Holiday Catalog goes live on September 4th! If you would like a copy please contact me and I would be happy to send one to you.

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Noble Peacock Trio

Hello! Today I have a trio of cards I made for a recent class I gave using the gorgeous Noble Peacock Suite of products pictured on pages 24-26 in the annual catalog. I previously posted a fourth card here.

The first card is 4 1/4″ square. Card base is cut at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ from a piece of Old Olive Noble Peacock Specialty DSP. Cut piece of Old Olive cardstock at 3 1/4″ square and run through Subtle 3D embossing folder to give the piece some texture. Attach to card base with dimensionals. Cut two peacock feathers from a piece of copper foil using the Detailed Peacock Dies and adhere to the textured piece. Stamp greeting from the Floral Essence set in Old Olive ink on scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut with a rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Attach to card with dimensionals. Add green Noble Peacock rhinestones to the feathers.

For the next card cut piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half. Cut piece of Blueberry Bushel paper from the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card base. Cut two pieces of cardstock, Highland Heather at 3 1/2″ x 5″ and Whisper White at 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and run through the Beads & Baubles embossing folder. Adhere Highland Heather piece with Snail Tape and the Whisper White with dimensionals. For the peacock cut a piece of Shimmery White cardstock at 3″ x 5″ and using sponge daubers, first add a patch of Blueberry Bushel ink across the piece, followed by Pretty Peacock and then Highland Heather until the piece is covered entirely. Cut a piece of an adhesive sheet and adhere to the back. SU no longer sells these sheets so if you do not have them you can use the fine tip adhesive or other glue of your choice. Cut out with the filigree peacock die from the Detailed Peacock Dies. Cut three leaves from the die set with Pretty Peacock cardstock and trim the stems. Peel adhesive backing off the peacock and lightly glue leaves to the back of the peacock. Adhere peacock to the Whisper White embossed piece. Stamp greeting in Highland Heather ink, cut with one of the small Stitched Nested Labels, attach with dimensionals and add purple rhinestone to the greeting.

For the last card I wanted to use my favorite Designer Series paper, Perennial Essence. I thought that some of the blue and green papers would work well with the peacock image and I love how it looks! Cut piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half. Cut one piece of DSP at 4″ x 5 1’4″ and adhere to card base. Cut two pieces of Old Olive cardstock, one at 3″ x 3 1/2″ and the other at 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″. Cut piece of DSP at 2 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ and adhere to larger piece of Old Olive cardstock. Tie piece of reversible ribbon around this piece and adhere to card. Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/8″ x 2 5/8″. Stamp top part of peacock in Old Olive ink on left side. Stamp tail feathers around peacock in Bermuda Bay ink. Adhere to smaller piece of Old Olive cardstock and then adhere to card. Stamp greeting in Bermuda Bay ink and die cut or punch out circle. Cut Bermuda Bay circle with die from the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhere to greeting. Adhere to peacock image with dimensionals.

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