Oh gosh, has it really been that long since I’ve posted? Time flys when you’re having fun, at least that’s what someone said that obviously gets confused easily. Yes i am still a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, and that’s one of the things I love the most about being my own boss. Summer is always slow, so I traditionally don’t do a whole lot, but my customers all know and have contacted me whenever they need anything. You too can contact me at any time and I’m always here for you. Stay tuned, I’ll get the new Holiday Catalgue uploaded tonight, we can be excited together, because can you even believe I have not been able to sit down and look at it myself??
On a personal level, mom has started radiation treatments again, and hubby is still plugging along with his issues as well. Thankfully he seems to be on the mend, so fingers crossed. My girls are great, and grandchildren are thriving. 2 of them started JK this year, where the heck does the time go???
Okay fabulous people, no more procrastinating for me, off I go. I have workshops booked for this month, and have to get this web page functional again. Thanks for checking in, and thanks for all your emails wishing my family well, it means a lot.
I was at a recent demonstrator swap, and saw these cards. They were so similar to the one I created, yet were done on 4×4 cards instead. They make perfect gift tags, or card enclosures. Thank you Kathy for the idea!
I saw this technique using a different stamp set, but that’s the beauty, it doesn’t matter what stamp set you use( blooming with kindess used here). Use any framelit to stamp the image on, and then just cut in 4 pieces. I think it looks a bit nicer if the pieces are not equal in size. I used dazzling diamonds on the flower, and it really just dazzles!!
I also used World Map stamp set in the background. The gold bakers twine is also new. Because there is a gold element in the twine, I used gold embossing powder for the greeting. The greeting is from teeny tiny wishes, which is one of the most used stamp sets I have. I sponged the edges with early espresso ink, and then used scissors to distress the edges of the one layer (I used natural ivory cardstock)
You can be sure I will be sharing other ideas that you can do with this stamp set.
I am hosting a very special event soon for all my customers and hostesses that have supported me during the last year, and needed a card. I wanted to use the new stamp set from the new Stampin’ Up 2014-2014 Idea Book and catalogue “Flower Patch”, but unfortunately it was on back order at the time. So I used Daydream Medallions instead.
The card is constructed as follows:
Background cardstock is 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 Basic Black
Whisper White is 8-1/4 x 5-1/4 and folder in half
Use the 2-1/2″ circle punch to punch a hole out of the front of the Whisper White
Stamp 3 of the Daydream Medallions using black ink
Punch another 2-1/2″ circle using black cardstock
Use different scallop punches to punch out stamped images
Punch out black circles to mount behind each stamped image
Adhere the stamped images to the black circles
Use dimensionals behind each piece of black cardstock, to pop up your images
Don’t use a dimensional on the largest black, just tape that one directly to the inside of the white cardfront within the pre-punched 2-1/2″ circle
All your images pop up through that circle
Adhere the folded white cardstock to the black cardstock backing.
Tie White bakers twine around the white front and knot. Make a separate bow using white bakers twine and glue over top of the knot.
Adhere a large pearl to the center of the top medallion image.
Don’t you just love this card? I saw it recently on Pinterest, from Susan Itell and just loved it, so of course had to make one.
I chose to add the new twine on mine using same colours as in. I used Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Blackberry Bliss, and Daffodil Delight. Use the heart framelit dies to cut out the heart shape on the top layer of your card. On a smaller piece, and using your stamp-a-ma-jig use the zig zag image from the Work of Art Stamp Set,. After stamping, adhere this piece behind the first layer, so that the zig zags peek through. Use your piercing tool, and the heart template to pierce around the framelit die cut,
Paper Pumpkin is an awesome package that gets delivered to your very own door, once a month! Each month is a new surprise. It contains everything you need to complete a new project each and every month. It might be cards, or a scrapbook, festivities package. It includes the necessary ink, and stamp set to complete each project. If it’s cards for the month, then you get all the envelopes as well for each card.
There is absolutely NO obligation. You are not committed to subscribing for any length of time. If you want to try it for one month you can, if you like what you get, you can subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months at anytime. There is a small savings if you do subscribe for 6 or 12 month period.
I decided to use the Circle Card Thinlit Die for this card. It’s a cute card for kids. The stamp set is NEW of course, and is called Sea Street. The Thinlit die cuts the card stock for you so that you are left this unique fold. The top pic is the card in the closed position, and the bottom, is the card in the open position. I know it’s really hard to see, as I have yet to learn how to take a decent photo. It’s NOT for lack of trying!!!
You may have noticed that I am showing a lot of the same stamp set ideas, but there is a reason of course! One of the perks about being a demonstrator, are the events you get to attend. Recently Stampin Up had a “live broadcast” . All around the US and Canada theatres were all filled with us crazy demonstrators while Stampin’ Up broadcasted the new catalogue. There was so much excitement in the air, and as always was a First Class night. At the event we received the Work Of Art Stamp Set which explains why I am focusing on it. Not only that, but when my customers purchase the stamp set, it’s nice to have a lot of different ideas. I really do have other stamp sets to use, and those samples will be forthcoming.
Nuts About You is another stamp set from Stampin’ Up’s new catalogue. I’m still playing around with this stamp set, it’s soooo cute. My sister Katrina thinks this makes a cute masculine card. I was happy that Stampin’ Up is keeping the Fringe Scissors in their line up, gives me more time to play with them as well.
One of the newest additions to the Stampin’ Up line up are Blendabilities. Blendabilities are Stampin’ Up’s version of Copic Markers. They are an alcohol based marker that make them perfect for blending. In this Sneak Peek, I have used the NEW stamp set Blended Blooms and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites. The greeting and the ink splashes are from Work of Art. I can’t wait to get my hands on more colours and practice some more.
The new catalogue is AWESOME!! I am so excited to share it with you, but unfortunately I can’t let you see it until June 2nd. Don’t be sad, I’ll share with you some “SNEAK PEEKS” with you over the next few days.
DO YOU WANT YOUR OWN CATALOGUE? I am having an open house on June 2nd for all my customers, new and old. When you come, you will get your very own copy, and be able to see some of the new products first hand. In addition I will have all my retired products out for sale, and while you are here, you will get to stamp your own card, using brand new stamps, and brand new colours!!!! Contact me today if you live in the Brantford area, and want to be a part of the festivities.
If you have ever thought of joining my team, Stampin’ Up is offering you the chance to join for $60.00 From now until June 30, 2014. Then after you join, within 60 days you can place an order to give you more of a kick start and receive 30% discount on your wish list.
For the next month, new recruits that join Stampin’ Up! can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $125 ($155 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $60 ($65 product value.)
A Free paper-pumpkin kit will also be included in the starter kit.
I put it out there for you to send me your card with embossing techniques, and by random draw our winner is Linda Watsch. Linda used the Petals-A- plenty embossing folder and the Labels Collection Framelit Dies. It’s hard to tell here but she used dimensionals to pop up the one layer of the Labels Die.
Congratulations Linda! You have won the Mosaic Madness Bundle, which includes stamp set and punch.
Have you checked out Stampin’ Up’s Photopolymer stamp sets yet? They are not available in the current catalogue, but click here for the link. They are great stamp sets to use! Watch this quick video for a quick and easy glance at how to use, the ease of use and of course a few sample ideas.
Lori Ribotti, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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