Showing posts with label Big Top Birthday Quick Accents. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Big Top Birthday Quick Accents. Show all posts

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Clean, Simple, Fast Cards

  • Fast cards with Stampin' Up! Big Top Birthday Quick Accents
  • More quick cards with Simply Sent Kits
  • Last few hours to take advantage of Texas Tax break
 During the Stampin' Up! Convention last month, one of the main stage demos showed how to make a large stash of cards that were simple, clean, and fast.  I wanted to see for myself how fast it really took to make 20 cards.  While I was at it, I also broke out a couple different packs of the Simply Sent cards kits. Click for a closer look. 

I made 24 cards in about 1-1/2 hours from the Big Top Birthday Quick Accents kit!!  For the Big Top Birthday Quick accents I used only Whisper White backgrounds cards and envelopes, one stamp pad--Real Red, and the one sentiment sets; Perfectly Penned.  Double click to enlarge the image.

I also made two different cards from the Simply Sent Everyday Elegance and two cards from the Simply Sent Sweet Moments sets...again, very simple and very easy. 

Above is a look at the cards I made with the Quick Accents kit and the Simply Sent kit.

Of course with any of these cards you can dress them up with more layers and different embellishments, but that would defeat the purpose of quickly making a large stash of cards to have on hand or to give as a quick gift. 

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Card Recipe:
  • Stamps:  Perfectly Penned
  • Paper:  Whisper White
  • Ink:  Real Red
  • Accessories:  Big Top Birthday Quick Accents Kits (122368)
 Big Top Birthday Quick Accents Kit - 122368

Quick Accents are heavy-weight, self adhesive die cuts and paper ribbon sheets that come 2 sheets to a package.  1 ea. of 2 designs in 12" X 12"size.  At convention they showed these cards using as base cards the Stampin' Up!  5" X 3-1/2 note cards and envelopes (107311), which save you even more time since you don't need to cut the Whisper White cardstock.  However, I wanted to make mine standard 5-1/2 X 4-1/4 size cards.  Both on stage at Convention and my experience at home was that you have plenty of left-overs from one Big Top Birthday Quick Accents kit to make more projects than just the 24 cards.  Below is what the two design sheets in the kit look like.

Next, I went to work on the two different Simply Sent kits.  This year's catalog includes three of these kits.  I'm showcasing two of the three.    Both kits include everything you need, including the envelopes.  Both kits include eight cards; 4 each of two different cards, labels for your stamped sentiments, and lovely die cut boarder edges.  The Simply Sent Everyday Elegance set also includes embossing on the borders, and the Sweet Moments kit includes ribbons and adhesive-backed pearls for embellishing the cards. While you can also purchase matching sentiment stamps for both cards, I found I had sentiments from existing stamp sets that worked perfectly. Click for a closer look at each card.

See the contents of the Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Kit - 122377

Then on to the Sweet Moments Simply Sent Kit.  Again, the cards simply fold together, stamp the label and adhere the accent ribbons and attach the labels

Here's a closer look at what's in the Sweet Moments Simply Sent Kit - 122376

These kits are perfect for new stampers, with limited supplies; or for experienced stampers without a lot of spare time.  These cards went together so fast that I'm going to do a class next week end.  If you're from the Houston area, check here for class details and registration.


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Free $40 Christmas Memory Box Project if you purchase the $99 Starter Kit by July 31

  • $99 to Join Stampin' Up...and order your new catalog merchandise at a 20% discount
  • Sneak Peek of a new Aug 28, fast-and-easy card class opening soon for registration.
  • Free Post-Convention Open House August 7.  Registration now open.
FREE Christmas Memory Box project if you join Stampin' Up! By July 31.  Take advantage of the $99 sign up special to purchase a few new supplies and stamps sets and then continue to purchase Stampin' Up! products at 20% discount. You'll receive the Free kit when you place your first order at a 30% discount between Aug 1 and Sept 30, after purchasing the $99 Starter Kit*.  You can sign up on line, here, at the Join Now button.

I was so excited to see samples of the FREE-for-new-Demonstrators Christmas Memory Box project earlier this month at the Stampin' Up! Convention.  See Convention video highlights, here.

They had two versions of the box on display.  The one above and the one below.  If you are on my blog, click on the photos to make them larger. 

The kit comes with one of the new stamps from the Holiday Mini catalog.  It's called Pines & Poinsettias.  Also from the new Holiday Mini, the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper from the Holly Berry Bouquet Product Suite is  used to make this kit.  The Holiday Mini will be available to customers Sept 1. 

Learn more about joining for $99 and enjoy amazing perks when you become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Join now to take advantage of the 20% discount on your holiday craft items!  Or perhaps you'll want to join just to earn a little money before the holiday.  Either way is fine. No penalty to stop enjoying your discount. 

You can see a few more details on the front and sides of the samples in this photo.  Click photos for larger images.

I love making three-dimensional projects along with cards.  Imagine being among the first to receive products from the new Holiday Mini that only Stampin' Up! demonstrators will be able to purchase early.   As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator you'll receive the Free Kit AND be able to order from the Holiday Mini catalog a month early (Aug 1) to get a jump on your holiday season craft projects.  Customer will need to wait another month until Sept 1.  For me,  there never seems to be enough time to do all the hand-crafted projects I want to make between September and Christmas, so I'm putting in my Holiday Mini catalog order August 1! 

The Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit--a $40 value--contains the following products (quantities are 1 unless otherwise noted):
  • Pines & Poinsettias Set (wood-mount)
  • Keepsake box
  • Scallop borders (cut from Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die)
    • First Edition Designer Series Paper (3)
    • Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6)
  • First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
  • Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece*
  • Real Red Top Note (cut from Top Note Bigz Die)
  • Real Red Decorative Label (cut from Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
  • Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
  • Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric
  • Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
  • Linen Thread
  • Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
  • Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
  • Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons*
    • Large Wild Wasabi
    • Small Real Red
  • Mini Vintage Tags
I know I'll be using some of the new holiday designer buttons and new 3/8" velvet stitched Ribbons from the Holiday Mini catalog that each demonstrator received at Stampin' Up!s convention earlier this month.

I'm so happy Stampin' Up! is helping me get an early start with this wonderful Christmas Memory Box Idea.  And even more fun, Shelli Gardner, CEO and Founder of Stampin' Up! is going to show us, personally, how to make this wonderful box in a special video.  Here's a preview from Shelli showing you even more details of this sparkly, Christmas Memories kit.

And, before signing off, here's a sneak peak at a few of the cards from a new, fast, easy-cards class I'm hosting in August 28.  Be sure you're signed up to receive updates to my bog (sign up in the right hand column) and watch for registration to open soon. 

We will make over 20 cards using one stamp pad color, one stamp set, and a package of the Big Top Birthday self-adhesive Quick Accents and still had left over materials.  Then I’ll show you how to make more fast-easy cards using your acrylic blocks and your stamp sets.

Also, don't forget to sign up for my fun, Post-Convention Open House, Aug 7


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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  • The $175 Standard Starter Kit contains over $310 worth of stamping and business supplies!
  • The $175 Digital + Starter Kit contains over $320 worth of stamping and business supplies, including the all-new My Digital Studio software.
  • The $99 Starter Kit contains over $185 worth of stamping and business supplies.