Monday, March 18, 2019

Stampin' Up! Happy Tails stamp set and punch bundle

  • Stampin' Up! Happy Trails Stamp Set & Punch
  • Crackle Paint Background Stamp
  • Country Floral and Petal Promenade Sale-A-Bration Selections

Stampin' Up! Gray Granite & Country Floral


With all of the exciting free Sale-A-Bration selections introduced as part of the second and  third Sale-A-Bration releases, its easy to forget about other wonderful Occasions catalog items that will help your earn these free Sale-A-Bration selections.

One of my favorites from the Occasions catalog is the Stampin' Up! Happy Tails bundle.  The bundle includes the photopolymer stamp set and coordinating punch.  Purchasing these two items as a bundle saves you 10% over purchasing the stamp set and punch individually.  I'm also using another Occasions catalog favorite, the Crackle Paint background stamp. See the item numbers below and add them to your Wish List today. Purchase them before March 31 to earn free Sale-A-Bration selections for each $50 you order.  But don't wait!  Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up!s best and busiest sale of the year, and items are only available until they sell out.  This year's sale has been one of the best yet, and with the final weeks of Sale-A-Bration coming to a close, many items have already sold out.  Stampin' Up! has added even more selections in the final month of Sale-A-Bration, so don't miss your favorites!



The basecard for today's card is Basic Gray.  Then a Smoky Slate layer is die cut using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and then stamped with the Crackle Paint Background stamp in Smoky Slate ink.  Then the hearts are die cut using the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies out of Smoky Slate cardstock.     

  

The paw prints are from the Happy Tails Stamp set and are stamped on Smoky Slate hearts in Smoky Slate ink.  The sentiment -- also from Happy Tails -- is stamped in Versamark ink,sprinkled with White Embossing Powder, and then heat set with the Heat Tool.          

Order the Happy Trails stamp set and punch bundle (150632)
and save 10% over purchasing them separately


The puppy is stamped in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White and then punched out with the Dog Builder Punch, and mounted on dimensionals before adding it to the card.  The heart is punched out of Lovely Lipstick cardstock and it is part of the Dog Builder Punch.    



Want to make this project plus earn the Country Floral Embossing folder as a free pick from the Sale-A-Bration selections?  Order the stamp sets and punch used in today's card for a free Level 1 pick. 


Happy Tails Bundle (Stamp & Punch)  150631       US$31.50
Crackle Background Stamp                148752       US$16.00
F Clear Block *4-7/8" X 6"                 118483       US$17.00
C Clear Block  2" X 2-1/4"                 118486        US$ 7.00
Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies         148527        US$35.00

                       Total                                          US$106.50

Qualifies for 2 Level 1 free Sale-A-Bration picks



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Recipe


  • Stamps: Happy Tails Photopolymer Stamp Set (148682), Crackle Paint Cling Stamp (148752)
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate
  • Paper:  Dog Builder Punch (148543), Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick
  • Accessories:  Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (148551), Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (148527), White Embossing Powder(109132), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (129053),  Big Shot, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Country Florals Embossing Folder


One of the most exciting, free Sale-A-Bration selections is the Country Florals Embossing Folder.  You'll find my recent blog post have covered several techniques for using this versatile new folder including:


  • Inking the folder with an ink pad before adding your cardstock and running it through the Big Shot
  • Coloring the raised areas of the embossed cardstock with Blends Markers or Daubers
  • Using the embossed cardstock as a background for a beautiful sentiment
  • Embossing a lighter shade of cardstock with the embossing folder and backing it with a darker shade of cardstock from the same color family for a monochromatic look for your card.


There are so many different techniques you can use with your Embossing Folder, and the Country Florals is a beautiful addition to your collection of Embossing Folder.  The wonderful Country Floral Embossing Folder is free with a $50 USD order (before Tax and Shipping).  Be sure to place your order for this Sale-A-Bration item before Sale-A-Bration ends, on March 31, The folder is available while supplies last.  



Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (149698)



Looking for ideas for using your free Petal Promenade Sale-A-Bration Selection?  Check my Tutorial Page.


Another great free Sale-A-Bration selection is the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (152839) from the Final Release of Sale-A_Bration selections.  


Use Sale-A-Bration item number 152839 when ordering
the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper free selection.
 It is different than the Annual Catalog number.



Visit the Tutorial tab on my blog and scroll down to see the Petal Promenade Tutorial for making projects using your free Petal Promenade Sale-A-Bration selection.  It's located about half way down the Tutorial page.  You'll find cutting dimensions and recipes for making an assortment of cards with this wonderful addition to your free Sale-A-Bration picks.  Order your paper, then order your tutorial.  You'll love having these cards on hand for sending to family and friends to let them know how much they mean to you.






Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site and you'll receive notification of my upcoming classes.



Enjoy!



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Stampin' Up! Amazing Life

  • Stampin' Up! Amazing Life
  • Seats remain for the March 17 card class, register below
  • For $99 get $175 starter kit selections by joining as a demonstrator before March 31

Stampin' Up! Amazing Life

The Amazing Life Stamp Set was one of those sets that I just couldn't get my head around when I first saw it in the catalog.  Stampin' Up! always gives us a couple of Birthday sets with each new catalog, and when the Occasions Catalog previewed to demonstrators during OnStage in early November, I have to admit that this set wasn't high on my list.   However, after seeing many wonderful samples over the past few months and working with it on my own, I'm now totally in love with this set and can't wait to see what I can create next.  

For today's card, I decided to use the Blossoms Elements-- small resin flowers in three colors--from the Annual Catalog as an accent on my card.  You're going to love these little resin treats that come in Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, and So Saffron!  They add so much to a simple card. 
   




The basecard for today's card is Daffodil Delight.  Then a layer of Basic Black.  And next is a layer of Whisper White with a 1" strip of Gingham Gala 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper at the bottom.  
  

The sentiment is from the Amazing Life set.  It is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  This is such a large image that I grabbed my Stamparatus instead of a large, clear block to stamp this image.  I was worried that the stamp might now stamp fully the first time I inked it and I wanted to be able to stamp the image again with the Stamparatus if I needed to rather than discarding a bad stamped image.  Not to worry.  This image stamped beautifully the first time, and, again, the second time I tried it.  Clean, beautifully, crisp image.              


Stampin' Up! Amazing Life Stamp Set


Then I grabbed a piece of Basic Black and stamped the banner in Versamark ink, covered it with White embossing powder, and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I fussy cut it and mounted it on mini dimensional before adding it to my card.  I tied a piece of Organdy Ribbon from the sold-out Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack onto the bottom of my card, and then added the small Blossoms Elements --resin rose--onto the side of the card with a glue dot.   




This is such an uplifting card, and so easy to make.  I can't wait to make more to add to my card stash to have on hand when I want to send a quick message to someone special to me.   



Recipe

  • Stamps: Amazing Life
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Versamark
  • Paper:  Whisper white, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Gingham Gala 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:  Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sold Out SAB item), Blossoms Elements (146330), Embossing Buddy(103083), White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Mini Dimensionals

Join us for the Embossing Folder Techniques Class - March 17


Seats remain for the March 17 Embossing Folder Techniques Class.  The new Country Floral Embossing folder has sparked interest from so many of you that I'm doing another class highlighting Embossing Folder techniques.  This will be my final class for March, and it will be my final class before the end of Sale-A-Bration. 

Live classes fuel creativity.  And this is a great opportunity for you to master several techniques with embossing folders that will help you extend the usefulness of your embossing folder investment.  There are so many ways to use these folders to emboss your papers, cards and envelopes.  You'll love using these techniques to add a "wow" factor to your next handmade card.  You'll see how fast and easily you can dress up your cards, and how much fun you'll have sending these stunning cards to friends and family.



Join us for a relaxing afternoon creating these 6 beautiful cards.  You'll have the opportunity to use products from the Occasions catalog and the second and final release of Sale-A-Bration selections.  You're sure to want to add the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as a free selection with your next $50 order after seeing the different looks you'll achieve with this wonderful new embossing folder.  

For a closer look at each project we'll make, take a look at the Meetup Photo album for this class, and register for the class while visiting my Meetup registration site.  The Meetup photo album includes individual photos of each project we'll make.

Class size is limited, so register for this class now.  Your class fee of $28 for these   projects will include pre-cut materials, and embellishments.   Can't make the class?  If you already have the stamps, just order the precut kit and stamp on your own. Register and use your PayPal account to pay.  Or, if you prefer, message me through my Meetup site, and ask me to issue you a PayPal invoice for the class.   
  

Just two weeks remain for you to join Stampin' Up! and earn the Sale-A-Bration signing bonus


This spectacular offer is in its final weeks.  Join by March 31, 2019, and your $99 starter kit allows you to select $175 worth of merchandise from any of the current Stampin' Up! catalogs.  And your starter kit picks ships free!  That's one of the best joining bonuses ever offered by Stampin' Up!  If your next order is over $99, you'll love picking out another $76 worth of free merchandise by taking advantage of this offer to join my team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators. It pays for you to explore this offer.  Sorry.  starter kit orders do not earn Sale-A-Bration selections.




Enjoy!



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
Current Promotions
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Stampin' Up! Country Livin' stamp set

  • Stampin' Up! Country Living with boots and guitar
  • Seats remain for the March 17 card class, register below
  • Follow the money. For $99 get $175 starter kit selections

Stampin' Up! Country Livin'

I needed some quick Birthday cards today, so I reached for a stamp set that I haven't given much love recently, -- Country Livin'. It's a well used set; one of my last remaining wood sets, but one of my all-time favorites.  It's Simple, Pared down. Timeless.

I broke out an Aqua Painter and used ink pad ink to color the guitar and boots images. 
   




The basecard for today's card is Crumb Cake, then another layer of Crumb Cake dry embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  I then used a sponge Dauber and enhanced the embossing with Crumb Cake ink.  
  

Then I built a layer for the sentiment area using dies from The Stitched Shapes Framelits Set for a Very Vanilla layer, the I used the Wonderful Floral Framelit Die Set for a Rich Razzelberry layer.  Then, the Stitched Framelit Dies to create another Very Vanilla layer for the stamped sentiment.            




I created a light wash with an Aqua Painter and Rich Razzelberry on the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies before stamping the sentiment in Rich Razzelberry ink.  The edge of the sentiment oval includes a small, Gold Faceted Gem.   




The guitar is stamped in Soft Suede and then painted with an Aqua Painter and Crumb Cake ink.  The boots are stamped in Rich Razzelberry and then colored with an Aqua Painter and Rich Razzelberry ink.   We'll its time to hang up my boots for today.  Have a great evening. 


Recipe


  • Stamps: Country Livin', 
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories:  Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147906), Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (148529), Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (146832), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Gold Faceted Gems (144141),  Big Shot, Dimensional, Mini Dimensionals

Join us for the Embossing Folder Techniques Class - March 17


The new Country Floral Embossing folder has sparked interest from so many of you that I'm doing another Embossing Folder techniques class.  This will be my final class for March, and it will be my final class before the end of Sale-A-Bration.  This class is schedule for the afternoon of March 17.

I know live classes fuel creativity.  And this is a great opportunity for you to master several techniques with embossing folders that will help you extend the usefulness of your embossing folder investment.  There are so many ways to use these folders to emboss your papers, cards and envelopes.  You'll love using these techniques to add a "wow" factor to your next handmade card.  

We'll use two different embossing folders to dry emboss the cards we'll make in this class, and we'll use heat embossing techniques as well.  You'll see how fast and easily you can dress up your cards, and how much fun you'll have sending these stunning cards to friends and family.

Show loved ones how much you care by sending these thoughtful, handmade cards to celebrate special birthdays, let someone know your thinking of them, a thank you, or sending them a beautiful Spring greeting.



Join us for a relaxing afternoon creating these 6 beautiful cards.  You'll have the opportunity to use new products from the Occasions catalog and the second and final release of Sale-A-Bration selections.  You're sure to want to add the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as a free selection with your next $50 order after seeing the different looks you'll achieve with this wonderful new embossing folder.  

For a closer look at each project we'll make, take a look at the Meetup Photo album for this class, and register for the class while visiting my Meetup registration site.  The Meetup photo album includes individual photos of each project we'll make.

Class size is limited, so register for this class now.  Your class fee of $28 for these   projects will include precut materials, and embellishments.   Can't make the class?  If you already have the stamps, just order the precut kit and stamp on your own. Register and use your PayPal account to pay.  Or, if you prefer, message me through my Meetup site, and ask me to issue you a PayPal invoice for the class.   
  

Follow the money when you join Stampin' Up! Earn the Sale-A-Bration signing bonus


This spectacular offer is in its final weeks.  Join by March 31, 2019, and your $99 starter kit allows you to select $175 worth of merchandise from any of the current Stampin' Up! catalogs.  And your starter kit picks ships free!  That's one of the best joining bonuses ever offered by Stampin' Up!  If your next order is over $99, you'll love picking out another $76 worth of free merchandise by taking advantage of this offer to join my team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators. It pays for you to explore this offer.  Sorry.  starter kit orders do not earn Sale-A-Bration selections.




Enjoy!



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
Current Promotions
Start You Own Business
Host a workshop
Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs




Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Stampin' Up! Country Floral Embossing Folder

  • Stampin' Up! Country Floral Embossing Folder
  • Make this card in the March 17 card class, register below
  • Join as a demonstrator for $99 and get supplies for this card as your $175 starter kit selection

Stampin' Up! Country Floral Embossing Folder

I'm still finding new ways to use this wonderful Sale-A-Bration free selection; Country Floral Embossing Folder.  The Country Floral Embossing Folder has been one of the most exciting folder to come along during Sale-A-Bration.  This is a free Sale-A-Bration selection from the second release of Sale-A-Bration items.  We actually had three release of free selections this year and all the the selections have been very popular, with several items completely sold out.  As I recommended in earlier posts, you'll want to place your Sale-A-Bration orders as early as possible to ensure your selections don't sell out.  Sale-A-Bration is always one of the more popular sales periods within the Stampin' Up! year, and this year, with the special joining bonus for new demonstrators, (see details below), Sale-A-Bration items are selling out faster than ever!  Don't wait until the end of Sale-A-Bration to place your order.  Order now to ensure your free selection items are still in stock. Selections are available, only until they are sold out.  Read about the free selection here.

Today's card began with a wash of So Saffron made with a stamp pad and an Aqua Painter on Whisper White cardstock.  I caution you to create this wash with a light touch and avoid going over the paper over an over as you will create bubbles if too much water is applies.   Then I ran the Whisper White with the So Saffron Wash through the Big Shot using the Country Floral Embossing Folder.
   




The basecard for today's card is Daffodil Delight.  Then on the left side is the Country Floral Embossing Folder dry embossed piece of Whisper White.  This piece is colored with the Daffodil Delight Blends with the centers of the flowers highlighted with the Mango Melody Light Blends.  On the right side is a 1/1-4" strip of Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  
  

I created a Whisper White border using one of the three borders from the Delicate Lace Edgelits die.  This border is placed under the embossed layer and my samples show it with just a little of the edge of the border showing and my other samples show a large amount of the border show.  I'm not sure which I like best.   I like them both!          




Then, the Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon is tied in a bow and hides the seam between the embossed piece and the border.  The sentiment is stamped on a Whisper White shape die cut using one of the dies from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.    It is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink.  

The flowers are stamped using the little flower from the Wonderful Romance Stamp set, colored with a Daffodil Delight Blends Pen and die cut with the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.  A small So Saffron pearl from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls package was placed in the center of each flower.   Leaves are punch out of Pear Pizzazz, also using Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. 




Want to make this project plus earn free Country Floral Embossing Folder as your Sale-A-Bration Selection with a $50 order? Order the Wonderful Romance Cling Bundle (150592) for US$51.25 and then order Country Floral Embossing Folder as your free gift.  

Need a few more items to complete this project?  See the list below that will get you the items needed for this project, plus two FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Picks.  Get Country Floral Embossing folder as one of your picks, plus pick another Level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration selections.  Order the products below used in today's card for your free picks.

Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies                    147053       US$  29.00
Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon         144153      US$   7.00
Wonderful Romance Cling Bundle           150592       US$ 51.25
Daffodil Delight Light Blends                  144586       US$  4.50
Mango Melody Light Blends                    147943       US$  4.50
Share What You Love Artisan Pearls        146927       US$  6.00



                       Total                                               US$102.25



 Take Me to the Stampin' Up! OnLine Store to Place an Order
   

Recipe


  • Stamps: Wonderful Romance Cling (148632)
  • Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Daffodil Delight Light Blends, Mango Melody Light Blends
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Gingham Gala 6' X 6" Designer Series Paper (148554) - Back ordered with March 18 Estimated Availability, 
  • Accessories:  Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies (147053), Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon (144153), Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (148529). Big Shot, Dimensionals
Find all of the Sale-A-Bration second and third release items and Sale-A-Bration Coordinating Products here.  Sale-A-Bration items and Sale-A-Bration Coordinating items are selling out fast, so don't wait until the last minute of Sale-A-Bration to order your favorites.  Sale-A-Bration event ends March 31 and items are selling out fast.  

Sold Out items include:

  • Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies
  • Hop Around Framelit Dies
  • Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Butterfly Elements Embellishments
  • Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets
  • Precious Parcel Card Kit

You DEFINITELY don't want to miss the new Country Floral Embossing Folder.  Free with a $50 USD order (before Tax and Shipping). 


Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (149698)

One more Embossing Folder Techniques Class


The new Country Floral Embossing folder has sparked interest from so many of you that I'm doing another Embossing Folder techniques class.  This will be my final class for March, and it will be my final class before the end of Sale-A-Bration.  This class is schedule for the afternoon of March 17.

I know live classes fuel creativity.  And this is a great opportunity for you to master several techniques with embossing folders that will help you extend the usefulness of your embossing folder investment.  There are so many ways to use these folders to emboss your papers, cards and envelopes.  You'll love using these techniques to add a "wow" factor to your next handmade card.  

We'll use two different embossing folders to dry emboss the cards we'll make in this class, and we'll use heat embossing techniques as well.  You'll see how fast and easily you can dress up your cards, and how much fun you'll have sending these stunning cards to friends and family.

Show loved ones how much you care by sending these thoughtful, handmade cards to celebrate special birthdays, let someone know your thinking of them, a thank you, or sending them a beautiful Spring greeting.



Join us for a relaxing afternoon creating these 6 beautiful cards.  You'll have the opportunity to use new products from the Occasions catalog and the second and final release of Sale-A-Bration selections.  You're sure to want to add the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as a free selection with your next $50 order after seeing the different looks you'll achieve with this wonderful new embossing folder.  

For a closer look at each project we'll make, take a look at the Meetup Photo album for this class, and register for the class while visiting my Meetup registration site.  The Meetup photo album includes individual photos of each project we'll make.

Class size is limited, so register for this class now.  Your class fee of $28 for these   projects will include precut materials, and embellishments.   Can't make the class?  If you already have the stamps, just order the precut kit and stamp on your own. Register and use your PayPal account to pay.  Or, if you prefer, message me through my Meetup site, and ask me to issue you a PayPal invoice for the class.   
  

Finals weeks to join Stampin' Up! and earn the Sale-A-Bration signing bonus


This spectacular offer is in its final weeks.  Join by March 31, 2019, and your $99 starter kit allows you to select $175 worth of merchandise from any of the current Stampin' Up! catalogs.  And your starter kit picks ships free!  That's one of the best joining bonuses ever offered by Stampin' Up!  If your next order is over $99, you'll love picking out another $76 worth of free merchandise by taking advantage of this offer to join my team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators. It pays for you to explore this offer.  Sorry.  starter kit orders do not earn Sale-A_Bration selections.




Enjoy!



Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
Current Promotions
Start You Own Business
Host a workshop
Download Free Stampin' Up! Catalogs