24-Hour Flash Sale Coming on Wednesday!

Stampin’ Up! has announced a 24-hour flash sale on Wednesday, October 23rd from 12:01AM MT until 11:50PM MT.  Selected stamps will be sold at 15% off, so if you have any sets on your wish list now is the perfect time to purchase them at a discount, as SU seldom offers a sale on current stamp sets!  Click here to download a PDF list of stamp sets that are included in the sale.

Here are additional details:

  • All selected stamp sets can be applied to Starter Kits.
  • Discount applies to select stamp sets only when purchased individually during the 24-hour promotion period.
  • Bundles featuring stamp sets from the promotion will not be discounted.
  • If you purchased a stamp set prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits.
  • In the event that we run out of any item offered, promotional pricing will be honored on items backordered, up to the point it reaches the backorder limit. Once an item reaches the backorder limit and is not orderable, it will no longer be available during the promotion and will not be available to order until additional inventory arrives in your market.

You can place your orders on my online store or by contacting me directly at rhondastamps@verizon.net if you’d like me to place the order for you.

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The Raven – Another Idea

Hello! Today I’m sharing another card using the awesome The Raven stamp set. This was another one of the cards that we made recently in my Halloween card class. It is a gatefold and features the Monster Bash Designer Series papers and the new Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Crushed Curry cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 3 1/4″ and 8 3/4″ on the long edge. Fold on both score lines and run bone folder along both edges.
  • Cut two pieces of DSP at 3″ x 4″ and two pieces at 2″ x 4″. Adhere to front and inner flaps of the card.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting of your choice from the stamp set With Memento black ink. Stamp tree branch with black ink in corner. Adhere to center of the card.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. When I looked at the raven and branch stamps I thought that the shimmer embossing powder would work great on these images and I love how it it looks! Run the Embossing Buddy over the cardstock and then stamp the raven and branch with Versamark. Pour the embossing powder over the stamped images, shake off excess powder and use a heat tool to emboss. Use the 5th largest Stitched Rectangle die and run through your die cutting machine.
  • Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. Use the 6th largest Stitched Rectangle die and run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to embossed piece. Apply glue to the left side only on this piece and adhere to left front card flap.
  • Stamp “Beware” greeting with Memento black ink on scrap piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. Select one of the dies from the Ornate Frame Dies set and run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to the embossed piece.

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15% Off on Everything is Rosy Product Medley

The Everything is Rosy Product Medley was introduced as a limited time offer this past May and it was very popular, so if you missed out on purchasing it then, now is your chance to take advantage of this 15% off limited time offer, while supplies last. This medley is packed with gorgeous products, including the rose gold foil papers and accents! The coordinating colors are Melon Mambo, Night of Navy and Whisper White. Here is what is included in the medley.

Here are some beautiful samples created for you by the talented Stampin’ Up! artists.

This medley can be found in the Clearance Rack in my online store. Click here to place your order.

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Toile Christmas -Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

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

Today’s card features the Toile Christmas stamp set. The Toile Tidings Suite was my top pick when I placed my holiday catalog pre-order. I thought the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Card would make a beautiful background and it didn’t dissapoint! I originally planned on using one of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Papers to place under the lace cut-out, however after auditioning all of them I decided to go with a plain piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, which makes the bird stand out more.

Here’s how I made the card.

  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to fit under the front of a Bird Ballad Laser-Cut card, apply liquid glue lightly around the edge and adhere.
  • Stamp image of cardinal and tree branch with Memento Black Ink on piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Color the cardinal with the light and dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends markers. Color the beak with the dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends marker. Color the tree branch with the dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends marker. Color leaves with the dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends marker and the berries with the dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends marker.
  • Die cut images with the coordinating Christmas Cardinal dies. Adhere to front of card with liquid glue.

Stamp the Christmas Wishes greeting with Real Red ink on piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut with coordinating die. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a Red Rhinestone jewel to the banner.

For the inside of the card stamp the greeting with Real Red ink and a flourish in Shaded Spruce ink.

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World Card Making Day

Hello! Today is World Card Making Day. The first Saturday of October was designated as World Card Making Day around 10 years ago.  While Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have any official customer events planned, they set a goal this year of getting demonstrators and customers to send out 50,000 cards next week in what they are calling World Card Sending Week.  They will be asking us to let them know how many cards we sent out during this time.  If you send out any handmade cards during this time please let me know how many by email or text, and send photos of your cards, as I’d love to see your creations!  I will enter you in a drawing for several packages of holiday-themed Designer Series Papers and will announce a winner during the week of October 14th. I have a bunch of cards going out next week, including a stack of cards from an event I recently held at my home. I am a member of a local chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and we host several mini-mixers throughout the year. I hosted one a few weeks ago and the attendees each made two fall-themed cards that I will be sending to the organization, Cards for Soldiers. I hope you will all make a card and send a card to someone you love. It is a way more powerful gesture than sending an email message, as recipients of my cards have told me over and over again through all my years of card making!

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Slice of Happiness

Today I’m featuring a card I made to send to my friends and relatives for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. It has been many years since Stampin’ Up! has had a Jewish holiday stamp set, except for a few occasional Hanukkah greetings, so every year I take on the challenge of using SU products to create my holiday cards. It is amazing what you can come up with! When I received the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, as soon as I spotted the pomegranate image in the new Slice of Happiness stamp set pictured on page 129, I knew it would be perfect for my cards. The pomegranate is a symbol that is frequently used in Jewish imagery as it signifies fruitfulness, knowledge, learning, wisdom and has special meaning for Rosh Hashanah because it is said that the pomegranate has 613 seeds, which is the exact number of commandments that are found in the Torah so it is customary to eat the fruit on this holiday. While I created this as a holiday card, you can substitute any greeting to the front and inside of the card and use it for another occasion. One note: I used a set of Jewish holiday greetings from Papertrey Ink that were designed specifically for this holiday.

Here is how I made the card.

Cut piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 11″ and fold in half.

Cut piece of Rococo Rose cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″and die cut with the 5th largest die from the Stitched Rectangle die set. Cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3″ x 4 1/2″ and die cut with the 6th largest Stitched Rectangle die.

Stamp pomegranate image with Merry Merlot ink. Stamp dewdrops with Delicata Celestial Copper ink in opposite corners of the rectangle . Adhere this piece to the Rococo Rose piece.

For the decorative border cut a piece of copper foil at 1 1/2″ x 6″ and run it through your die cutting machine with the floral die from the Delicate Lace die set. Use a light layer of liquid glue to adhere to bottom front of card. Snip off ends at each side of the die cut piece. Center the image above the foil piece and adhere to card front.

For the inside of the card cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting. Stamp dewdrops at bottom left of piece with the Delicata Celestial Copper ink. Adhere to card.

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Gather Together Double Z-Fold Card

Today I’m sharing a double Z-fold card featuring the Gather Together bundle in the Holiday Catalog. This was another one of the cards we made at my stamping club earlier this month. I CASEd this idea from Susan LeVasseur, WOW NOLA Creations and also changed up some of the card dimensions.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ and fold. For the smaller Z-fold base cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock at 3″ x 9.”  Score at 3″ and 6″ and fold.
  • Select one of the papers from the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper. Cut one piece at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and two pieces at 2 1/2″ x 4″ and adhere them to the card base.
  • Cut three pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2 3/4″. On the first piece stamp the speckles with Pretty Peacock ink around all four sides. Stamp the wheat sheaf with Crushed Curry Ink on the second piece. Stamp the greeting of your choice with Pretty Peacock ink. Adhere pieces to Mango Melody base. Adhere this base to the larger card base. For the front flap only apply glue on one half of the Mango Melody base in order for the card to open and close properly.
  • Stamp one leaf with Early Espresso ink on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock. Stamp another leaf with Crushed Curry ink on piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. Cut with coordinating die from the Gathered Leaves die set. Cut two Gold Foil leaves using the medium and large leaf embossing dies. Spray Early Espresso leaf with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. To use this paint add 70% rubbing alcohol to a Stampin’ Spritzer, filling halfway. Add 3-5 drops of the Shimmer Paint and shake it up so that the paint mixes thoroughly with the alcohol. Sponge Celestial Copper Metallic Ink on tips of the Crushed Curry leaf, Arrange leaves and adhere to front of card.
  • Tie a bow with a thread of your choice. I used a gold thread that has been retired. Attach with a Mini Glue Dot to the base of the Early Espresso leaf.

I really enjoyed creating this card and hope you like it! Please feel free to leave me a comment.

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