Way to Grow caught my eye right away when I saw the new mini catalog. I love it when you can combine stamps to make a complete image. In this stamp set you can combine stamps to make different people but you can also combine stamps to make different potted plants. It really is just so much fun!!
Here are some of the cards that I came up with while playing with this stamp set. I found that it combined very well with the Enjoy the Journey paper. For this first card I stamped the sentiment from Way to Grow in Versamark on Evening Evergreen and white embossed. The die is from Beautiful Shapes dies.
The secret ingredient on the two last cards is the Eden dies. You can find them on page 171 of the annual catalog. Maybe you were lucky enough to get them for free during saleabration? I know that is what I did and it made me so happy. My job as a Stampin’Up! demonstrator is to let you know about all the amazing deals that Stampin’Up! offers.
The best one is available all year long and it is the starter kit. Did you know that you can get the starter kit even if you don’t plan on making a business as a demonstrator? You can get it just for your own discount! Click here to get your kit in Europe, or here in Canada.
Thanks for joining me today and happy stamping! Have a super day.
Hello stampers! Do you love surprises? If you buy this bundle you will definitely get one or two. There are dies in the Lighting the Way bundle that are not shown on the stamp set. First there is a large lantern die and then there is a large dragonfly die in three parts so that you can customize your dragonflies! There are three little embossed dragonflies and two open dies to cut out your stamped dragonfies. Dragonfly heaven!
A Jackie Original and some CASEd Cards
The card above is a “Jackie original” but the other two that I will be featuring are the genius work of other demonstrators that I have CASEd (copy and share everything).
The card on the far left was CASEd from Yvonne Spikmans and the card in the middle was from Natasa Steinke.
The sentiment on this card is from the saleabration set Sending Support. I die cut the lantern also in vellum and the little pieces for the “glass” in the lantern are the vellum pieces to give it a softer look.
Lighting the Way Video Tutorial
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I have tried to make it easy for you to shop with me so that you can also make these fun cards at home. If you live in Canada you can simply click on the product list items. If you live in Europe you can click here. I really appreciate your business and I will send you a free tutorial bundle when you shop with me! Have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Thursday to you. Free shipping today is the big news. Stampin’Up! has also issued a kit challenge to us so I am trying to sell 6 kits to 6 different people and I hope that you will be a part of it. If you read my newsletter you will know why I think this is such a good idea. To encourage you even more I am offering a free draw for the Sweet Gingerbread Bundle which is sold out. See the photos below for some inspiration that I found online.
Here is the link for Martin’s blog so you can read how he made this card. I’m sad that it is no longer available but I am thrilled to offer the bundle as a prize to someone who orders a kit from me. You can find all the kit offerings here.
The Golden Reason Behind a Kit Purchase
Have you ever thought about what “your people” want the very most for Christmas? Most often it is time with you. So many people are lonely and so many people could also use a meaningful hobby that allows them to connect with other people. The answer? A gift of a kit along with a note that says that you will come and craft with them. Today you get free shipping with orders of $100 or more. If that is beyond your budget and you are local, then you can message me your order and I will add it to mine and you can do a porch pickup.
When you place an order of $60 you always get a free tutorial bundle from me. This month there are two to choose from, but you can always request an older one. You can see all my tutorials here. I am also part of a Bundle Focus tutorial group and that tutorial is free with a $35 purchase since it is a simpler format.
I’ll end this blog post with a reminder that the free shipping is for today only, Thursday December 15, 2022 on orders of $100 or more. As a thank you you will also get a free embellishment of your choice, so let me know what you would like and I’ll pop it in the mail for you with a card. Thanks for joining me today and have a super day.
A Personal Note
Yesterday I drove to my mom’s with my oldest daughter Stefanie and her baby August. What a precious day. Mom was such a trooper, filled with joy and not one word of remorse that Pap was not there to celebrate this moment with her. She just focuses on her blessings and has deep joy and peace. What an example she is to me and to all of us!
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Some people think vanilla is boring but today I am going to share with you Very Classy Very Vanilla. I have made a very elegant monochromatic card combining the Festive Florets dies and the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing folder. Add in some gold embossing and the result is rather stunning if I do say so myself!
Very Classy Very Vanilla
Did you know that the oval dies in the Festive Florets collection layer together beautifully? The insides of the detailed ovals cut out for plain ovals on which to stamp your greeting and the detailed ovals can be layered as well with a stunning effect. I was inspired by Gail Ellis to layer these oval over the Merriest Moments Hybrid embossing folder. It’s a little counter intuitive since that folder has a rectangular opening in the middle but it works perfectly as you will see for yourself.
Tone on Tone Poinsettias
For this Very Classy Very Vanilla card I kept the poinsettias monochromatic as well. I stamped the poinsettias in Versamark on very vanilla cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. A few pearls were added to the centre of the flower for a lovely effect.
Prime Time With the Pampered Stamper
When COVID started I began Prime Time as a way to keep my business afloat. Members pay ten dollars a month in three month increments and in exchange they get a weekly exclusive video tutorial and a monthly 16 project pdf tutorial. The videos are posted each Thursday and the supply list and measurements are posted on Wednesdays. Members tell me that this is like a weekly class and because they pay a small monthly fee, they take it seriously and it keeps them stamping and using their supplies. It makes me so happy to hear that! You are also most welcome to join! You can do it here. This was the card that we made this week.
Thanks for joining me today, it’s always nice to see how many people come and read my blog posts each day. Did you know that I also have a YouTube channel? Every Tuesday and Wednesday I post videos there at 10am EST. Teaching the joy of card making is what I love to do and I hope you join me and subscribe! Just click on the red subscribe button on the bottom right hand corner of the video.
Hello stampers. I am SO excited to share with yo the Festive Florets Collection. The collection includes two stamp sets, a set of dies, beautiful 12 x 12 paper and gold gems. What I like so much about it is that with this collection you can make cards for the whole year! as such it is a worthy investment that you will not tire of easily. Shall we take a look?
Festive Florets Card Assortment
Today I made three different cards using this collection. I will also share the video tutorial so you can be inspired to create as well. Two of the cards are Christmas cards and the third one is an all occasion thinking of you card. Together they use all the frames dies included in the set. There is so much more to explore with this collection.
I also made some Christmas cards last week with these stamps and dies. These cards will also be part of my Save Your Sanity Stamp Camp
on December 7, 2022.
More Inspiration from Other Demonstrators with Festive Florets
The following card is by Amy Koenders and you can check out her full blog post here.
This beauty is from Gail Ellis. Gail combined the Merriest Frames Hybrid bundle. You can check out more of her fabulous work here although this card is not featured on her blog just yet.
The last card I am sharing with you caught my eye because of the way she used a pop of red behind her frames. It’s such a simple thing but it makes a huge difference! I also like the addition of the die cut leaves. You can read about all the details on her blog post here.
I am offering a contest this week for two reasons. One is simply because it is a fun thing to do. The second reason is that I want to see if contests actually work as an incentive to buy. This is how it will work and unfortunately it is only open to Canadians. If you order the Festive Florets Collection AND if at least five people do so, then one lucky winner will get Many Marvelous Markers. That is a very significant prize so I hope that I get a bunch of orders. Everyone will get THREE free pdf tutorials if they order the Festive Florets Collection. That makes everyone a winner don’t you think? Contest closes on Friday November 4 at noon EST. Please use the current host code SBEEKQT when you place your order.
Official Photo of Festive Florets Collection
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Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. I know, I know. Blog posts are never on Tuesdays. This one is. Today I am sharing with you some simple cards with Fancy Frames dies. I hope you love them as much as I do!!
Fancy Frames Dies
What makes these dies so special is that they make it so very easy for you to make a stunning card with very little effort. No one will know how easy it was for you to create your masterpiece! No fussy die cutting, no cranking of lots of dies, just some pretty paper, coordinating cardstock and a few pretty gems. Sound unbelievable? Take a look!
Here are a few cards that I have made this week using these lovely Fancy Frames Dies. I also made a video tutorial that I will include at the end of this post.
Here is a closeup of the Abigail Rose card. I love how this card came together with all those subtle tones! The roses on the front were fussy cut from the patterned paper. “You’re always so good to others…” comes from In The Moment stamp set. The brushed metallic dots are the perfect finishing touch.
Do you see the cards above? I found some leftover Hues of Happiness paper and played with them to make these cards. The polka dot paper is one of the free saleabration items which I coloured with blending brushes and Balmy Blue ink. I love the crane turned into a stork for the baby card!
Here is a video showing you how I made some of these cards. Enjoy!! If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my channel. It’s a wonderful to stay in touch with what I am sharing. Lately it seems that Facebook is making it more difficult to find older posts and videos, so YouTube is a great alternative!!
Don’t Forget About Saleabration!
Summer saleabration is in full swing! You can order your Christmas stamps (or anything else!) and get free items as a bonus with each $60 purchase. You can see all the offerings here.
The current host code is 3S2AFM37.
Thanks so much for joining me today! I appreciate that you are a part of my stamping community, have a super day!