Gingham Gala Meets Daisy Delight

Hello! Today I’m featuring another treat box made with the Window Box Thinlits. It has been so dark and dreary for the last few weeks so I wanted to make something bright and cheerful to remind me of spring. What better than the Gingham Gala Designer Series Papers in Daffodil Delight, paired with the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch! I haven’t shown these products some love in a long time so it was fun working with them again.

Here is how I made the box.

  • Die cut two Window Box pieces from Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala paper and put box together using either Tear and Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Stamp two of the daisy images in Daffodil Delight ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Daisy Punch. Adhere the daisies together in the center with a Glue Dot. Using a bone folder, gently curl the petals up.
  • Stamp greeting in Lemon Lime Twist ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut using the oval tag die from the Window Box Thinlits set. I used a greeting from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. Cut a piece of Old Olive Linen Thread and tie through the hole in the tag. Adhere to box. Stampin’ Up’s Linen Thread is one of my favorite threads because it is so versatile. The Old Olive thread is new in the Occasions Catalog and you are going to love it too!
  • Adhere daisies to top of box using a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center. Punch small Daffodil Delight circle with the 1/2″ Circle Punch and adhere to center of daisies. Adhere a Gold Faceted Gem to the circle.
  • Die cut two leaves from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. I used one of the leaf thinlits from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits set however you can use any leaf thinlit or punch that would fit nicely on the top of the box. Arrange leaves on top of box and adhere.

If you’d like to order any of the products used in this project click here to shop my online store. Thanks for stopping by today!

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Window Box Thinlits Dies

Window Box Thinlits Dies [142762]

Gingham Gala 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Gingham Gala 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [148554]

Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set

Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set [143669]

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set [143675]

Daisy Punch

Daisy Punch [143713]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock [100730]

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock [119683]

Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [144245]

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad [147094]

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad [147145]

Old Olive Linen Thread

Old Olive Linen Thread [148811]

Gold Faceted Gems

Gold Faceted Gems [144141]

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals [104430]

Glue Dots

Glue Dots [103683]

1/2" Circle Punch

1/2″ Circle Punch [119869]

Tear & Tape Adhesive

Tear & Tape Adhesive [138995]

Big Shot

Big Shot [143263]


Meant to Be

Hello!  Today I have two cards made with the Meant to Be bundle to share with you.  This bundle is one of two in the All My Love mega-suite.  Both cards are 4 1/4″ square.

Here is the first card, which is a collage made with several pieces from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  I love heart images and was bummed when the Sweet and Sassy Framelits dies were retired last year, so am delighted that we now have a beautiful new set of hearts!

Here are the steps to make the card.

  • Cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of All My Love Designer Series Paper at 4″ square and adhere to front of card base.
  • Use the large scalloped edge framelit to die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Run through Big Shot.
  • Use the smallest scalloped edge framelit to die cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  Run through Big Shot.
  • Use the heart edgelit die to cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  There are two options for adhering this piece to the card.  You can cut a piece of a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet and adhere to the Lovely Lipstick cardstock before running it through the Big Shot or you can use the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  • Arrange die cut pieces on card front and adhere.  Cut a length of Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon, tie into a bow and adhere to card using a Mini Glue Dot.

  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ square for the inside of the card.  Stamp with a greeting of your choice.  I used the “Happy Valentine’s Day” greeting. from the Meant to Be stamp set.  I also randomly adhered a few of the little hearts that popped out after die cutting with the edgelit.  Be sure to save these pieces so you use use them to add a little extra something to your cards!

Here is the second card I made.  I had an idea in mind when I started out and it took some twists and turns however I was happy with how it ended up!

Here are the steps to make this card.

  • Cut a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of All My Love Designer Series Paper at 4″ square.
  • Use the ornate heart from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits to die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Run through the Big Shot.
  • Use the medium scalloped die to cut a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  Run through the Big Shot. You will use the inside heart piece from the Flirty Flamingo and can save the frame for another project.  To adhere the  hearts together line up the bottoms of the two hearts.  I used Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue or you can also use the Fine Tip Glue Pen and lightly dot along edge of Flirty Flamingo heart piece. I added a few pearls for a little bling.

 

  • Stamp the “You Make me Happy” greeting with Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White cardstsock. Die cut stamped greeting with smallest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and cut a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock with the coordinating scalloped edge framelit.  Adhere together.
  • To finish off the card front, cut a piece of white ribbon to fit around the piece of Designer Series Paper.  Adhere with snail tape, wrapping both ends of ribbon to back of DSP.  I used Whisper White Sheer 1/8″ Ribbon, which is now retired.  Adhere the greeting over the ribbon.  Adhere the ornate heart piece to the top of the card.  Make sure that you only apply adhesive to the bottom piece of the heart.  You also need to make sure that once the heart is attached that the height of the card doesn’t go past 5 1/4″ so that it fits nicely into the standard medium size envelopes.

 

  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ square for the inside of the card.  Stamp with a greeting of your choice.  I used the “Wishing You a Lovely Day” greeting from the Forever Lovely stamp set.  I also stamped the little floral image in the center, using Flirty Flamingo ink.

You can shop my online store to purchase any of the products used to make these cards.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Gingham Gala Card and Gift Box

Today I”m sharing a card and gift box I created with products from the Gingham Gala Suite pictured on pages 34-35 in the new Occasions catalog.  I love the Gingham Gala Designer Series Papers – the colors are so bright and cheery! For today’s projects I’m working with the Highland Heather paper.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Cut a piece of Highland Heather cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and attach to card base
  • Select one of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using black Memento ink.  You will note that each image has both a large and small butterfly on the same stamp.
  • Color butterflies with Stampin’ Blends.  For this card I used the dark and light Highland Heather and Pool Party markers and the light Old Olive marker.  It is very hard to see in the photo but I added clear Wink of Stella to both butterflies.  Stamp the middle part of the butterflies with black Memento ink.  I used the Stamparatus to line up the small stamps.
  • Punch both butterflies out with the Butterfly Duet punch, which includes both the large and small image on the same punch.  Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs of both butterflies
  • Cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″.  Cut piece of Highland Heather paper from the Gingham Gala at 2 3/8″ x 3 1/8″ and attach it to the Pool Party cardstock.  Cut a piece of Highland Heather ribbon and tie around piece.  This ribbon is in the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.
  • Cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″.   Attach butterflies to Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the “a little note” greeting in Heather Highland ink.  Attach to Pool Party cardstock.  Add a few of the smallest size of the Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots.
  • Attach the gingham piece to the bottom right of the card and then attach the butterfly piece on top of the gingham piece.

  • For the inside of the card I cut a 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ strip of the Highland Heather Gingham Gala paper and attached it to the left side.  I carefully inked up just the small butterfly with black Memento ink and stamped it in the lower right corner.

 

Here is the coordinating gift box that I created using the Window Box Thinlits on page 232 of the annual catalog.

 

Here are the steps to make the box.

  • Cut a sheet of Highland Heather cardstock at 8 1/2″ x 11″ in half to give you two pieces at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Using the Window Box framelit cut two pieces for the box.  This framelit cuts and scores at the same time.  Put the box together, folding at the score lines and adhering pieces together with either Tombow Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape.  Watch this video for complete instructions on how to put the box together.

  • Cut six 1 1/2″ squares of Highland Heather Gingham Gala DSP.  For the top of the box, trace the hexagonal shape of the framelit onto a piece of the DSP and cut out with a scissor.
  • Select one of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock using black Memento ink.  For the box I stamped and colored two large butterflies and one small one.  I chose a different stamp for the box than what I used for the card.
  • Color butterflies with Stampin’ Blends.  I used the dark and light Highland Heather and Pool Party markers and the light Old Olive marker and added clear Wink of Stella.  Stamp the middle part of the butterflies with Black Memento ink, using the Stamparatus to line up the small stamps.
  • Punch the butterflies out with the Butterfly Duet punch.  Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs of the butterflies
  • Stamp a greeting of your choice with Highland Heather ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I used the “you are amazing” greeting from the Amazing Life stamp set, pictured on page 28 in the Occasions catalog.  Punch out greeting using the Classic Label punch, pictured on page 210 in the annual catalog and add a few Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
  •   Adhere gingham pieces to box, adhere the two large butterflies to the top of the box, along with the greeting.  Adhere the small butterfly to the front of the box.

To purchase any of the products used in these projects click here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

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It’s Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Time!

The sales period for the Occasions catalog has begun and runs through June 3, 2019.  It is also Sale-A-Bration time!  From now until March 31, 2019 you can earn free limited-time only products for every $50 or $100 you spend.  To view the catalogs and download PDFs, click on the images that are pictured on the right side of the home page.  I know you are going to love all the new products!  There are some amazing product suites and bundles and if you love flowers and butterflies as much as I do you won’t be disappointed.  I think that this Sale-A-Bration catalog is the best one ever in the 11 years I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  A few products in the SAB catalog have been specially designed to coordinate with products in the Occasions catalog: Butterfly Elements, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Tea Time Framelits Dies.  I have lots of products that I pre-ordered last month but due to a crazy schedule I had in the last six weeks of 2019 they sat untouched.  Now that I’m all caught up I’m beginning to work on samples so starting this week I will finally be able to post new projects – yay!

To whet your appetite, here are a few Stampin’ Up! video tutorials featuring products from the Occasions and SAB catalogs – enjoy!

All My Love Suite – Includes Forever Lovely and Meant to Be Bundles – Pages 4-6

Incredible Like You Project Kit – Page 21

Tea Time Framelits Dies – Sale-A-Bration Page 17

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper & Butterfly Elements-
Sale-A-Bration Pages 8-9

Thanks for stopping by today!

It’s a Wonderful Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

This is an exciting time as the 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs go live on January 3rd!  There are some awesome new bundles, stamp sets, dies, papers and accessories in the Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration offerings keep getting better and better every year.  This year there are a several items that specifically coordinate with products in the Occasions catalog and they can be yours for free, most with a $50 purchase.

The Sale-A-Bration sales period, which runs through March 31st, is a wonderful time to join Stampin’ Up!  There are two options this year.  First option is $99 and you get $175 worth of products.  Second options is $129, you get $175 worth of products and the exclusive  Craft & Carry Tote (a $50 value) that is only available as an incentive when you join.  Normally you would get $125 worth of products in the starter kit, however during this period you get to choose an additional $50 worth of products!

Check out this video for further details about the tote.

What are the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!

  • Who doesn’t love a discount?  If you are already a happy shopper, by joining you will receive a 20% discount (rising to 25% when you reach a certain level)  on every order you place. You have until June 30th to meet your first quarterly sales minimum of $300.
  • You get to create your own starter kit, including bundles.  When you join during Sale-A-Bration, between January 3rd-March 31st, you can select from two great options.
  • You get to view new catalogs and place pre-orders one month before new catalogs go live so if you join during this period, you will be able to place pre-orders for the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. You also get to pre-order other promotional products that are introduced during the course of the year.
  • Receive many resources from Stampin’ Up! including access to the demonstrator website, weekly online updates, quarterly Stampin’ Success magazine
  • Become part of my team and receive additional training and perks directly from me.
  • You do not have to make this a business!  You can continue to be a happy shopper and be in it only to receive the discount!  If you do not reach your $300 sales minimum by June 30th you will be given a one month grace period and will then be dropped without any penalties.  There is no obligation to make any further purchases beyond the kit.

To join my team click here.

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Year-End Promotions

Hello and happy holidays to you!  I’m finally back after being MIA for the last few weeks.  This month turned out to be crazy for me so I had to put Stampin’ Up! on the back burner.  I took a week-long trip to Appleton, Wisconsin to help my brother out after knee replacement surgery.  This also involved taking care of his two large dogs, Ramsey, a 10-year old German Shepherd and Triton, a 2-year old Belgian Malinois, both of whom are taller than I am when they stand – what a handful!!   This was my second trip there this year, as I was there for his first knee surgery back in March.  His recovery is going very well so I’m happy for him.  For those of you that might not know, I have been a business reference librarian for over 35 years and have had my own consulting business since 2012.  Right before I left for Wisconsin I got a research project from a client and the deadline was the day after Christmas.  When you are in business for yourself, you take the work when it comes your way, so when I got home, I dropped everything and glued myself to my computer until I sent the completed project off to my happy client!  This meant dropping everything else, including making my own holiday cards, which I finally got in the mail yesterday, just in time to wish everyone a Happy New Year!! Sometimes a girl just has to do what she has to do!!

My brother Mark (with Buck, his first Shepherd, who is no longer with us)

Triton, left and Ramsey, right

 

Now on to these Stampin’ Up! end of year specials and promotions.

It’s almost time to say goodbye to the 2018 Holiday Catalog as we get ready for the Occasions Catalog sales period beginning on January 3.  You can still order items  from the Holiday Catalog, while supplies last, until January 2nd.  Click here for a list of retiring products, some of which have discounted prices.  Click here for a list of products. On the list are the First Frost and Winter Woods bundles.  These products will be carried over, however, they will no longer be sold as bundles, meaning that the stamp set and coordinating framelits dies must now be purchased separately.  Other items carrying over are the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim, and the Wishing You Well Stamp Set.  A number of items have already sold out and are now discontinued.  Click on this link to view a list of Discontinued Items Holiday Catalog 2018.

Stampin’ Up! has just refreshed the Clearance Rack and there are some deeply discounted items, including dies, punches, ribbons, ink, designer series papers and embellishments, while supplies last!  You can shop the Clearance Rack on my online store by clicking here.  Here are some of my favorite items.

Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies

Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies
[140621]

Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies

Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies
[138135]

Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies

Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies
[145653]

Picture Perfect Party 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Picture Perfect Party 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
[145559]

Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper

Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper
[145564]

Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit

Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit
[145578]

Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" (1 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon

Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ (1 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon
[145611]

Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon

Bermuda Bay 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon
[144198]
I’m sitting on a large pile of brand new products from the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs that I received at OnStage and through pre-order that I’ve been itching to play with.  With all of this past month’s craziness out of the way now, I can now begin posting projects featuring some of them in the days and months to come – better late than never!
 Thanks for stopping by today and Happy TGIF!

Happy Chanukah!

Today I’m sharing the Chanukah card I sent out this year.  It’s been quite a few years since Stampin’ Up! has offered a Chanukah stamp set so each year I try to find creative ways to use retired sets, or to use current sets that have images that might be suitable.  This year I decided to go back into my retired stash and pulled out my favorite Jewish holiday set, Festive Hanukkah, which was available in the 2004 and 2005 annual catalogs.

I used Night of Navy cardstock for the base and ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4″ x  5 1/4″  through the Big Shot with the Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which is available in the current holiday catalog.  I stamped the image with Versamark onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock cut at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ and heat embossed the image using Copper Embossing Powder. Next, I cut a piece of copper foil at 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and adhered it to the stamped image.  I cut a 12″ piece of Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (retired), folded it in half, centered it in the middle of the card, and attached the image on top of the ribbon using Tear and Tape.

I attended a community Chanukah dinner this past Sunday and will attend another one on Friday evening.  For me, the highlight of the dinner is always the potato latkes – so yummy!

Wishing you a happy holiday.  May the glow of the candles burning brightly in your menorah bring warmth to your heart and home!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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