Friday, August 14, 2020

Envelope Dies Gift Card Holder-VIDEO

Another fun gift idea I shared with my team was this super cute gift card holder featuring lots of new products from the new Mini Catalog.  First let's talk about the new Envelope Dies in the new catalog.  They are awesome!!!!  They have scallop borders and fit on our Stampin' Up! envelopes perfectly!  If you're looking to dress up some envelopes these are the dies.  But I wanted to try them in a different way by making a simple gift card holder.
For this holder you're essentially making your own mini envelope but sized to hold a gift card and it's stinkin' cute!  To make it you'll need a piece of cardstock that is 4 3/4" x 6 3/4".  On the long side score at 2 1/4" and 4 1/2" .  Simply take one of the envelope dies and trim off a scallop border on each end.  Fold one side up to be the gift card pocket and staple closed.  You can also just add glue to the sides if you don't want to use a staple.  Make sure to add any DSP or stamping to the inside before you adhere or staple it closed.  This makes your pocket and securely holds your gift card.  Embellish the outside as you want.  I used a belly band to hold the holder closed.  My ornament is die cut with the dies from the Envelope Dies and it's stamped using the Tree Angle Stamp Set.  Super cute and easy!  I have a full shopping list below.

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Supplies:
Tree Angle Stamp Set
Old Olive Cardstock
Night Of Navy Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Trimming The Town DSP
Night of Navy Ink
Night of Navy Stampin' Blends
All The Trimmings Embellishments
Playing With Patterns Ribbon
Envelope Dies

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Team Spotlight! Cindy

I'm so excited to share this special series with you.  Over the next month or two I'll be showcasing some of my team members.  I asked everyone to send me some of their work to share on my blog.  Those that did will have a featured post coming up this month and possible into September too! I have an amazing team, I hope you enjoy this fun series!
Today is Cindy. Now Cindy is not only my team member but she's also my mom/class assistant/whatever else I need done or borrowed.  She was my very first customer too.  Moms are great like that right.  She's been stamping up a storm in her time at home and has been mailing cards like crazy too!  Don't forget that's an important step of card making.  She used the new Celebrate Sunflowers bundle to make a bunch of cards.  Aren't they beautiful?  I love the pink sunflower one the most!

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Monday, August 10, 2020

While I'm Away Ordering Special

Hi Friends!!!
Well I have some news.  I'm having surgery today and will be out of commission for the rest of the month.  I'm hoping to return to business in September but I won't be rushing my healing progress so we'll be playing it by ear.  Don't worry though, I've worked really hard and I have tons to share while I'm out.  I'm spotlighting some of my amazing team, I have a guest blogger coming in and I have lots of projects to share featuring some of the new August-December Mini Catalog Products Yay!!!!  While I'm out though I won't be able to offer classes to go or in person.  I'm asking for your help to help out my small business with your order in my Online Store.  Every time you place an order through me, no matter the size of the order, you help me and my small business succeed!  As a THANK YOU for ordering this month while I'm out I have some amazing rewards for you!!

To earn these free gifts you must place your order in my online store.  
Orders under $150* must use the host code below.  Orders without the host code will NOT receive the gifts.  Exception if you order is over $150* don't use the host code.  Orders over $150* will receive the gifts free.  
All gifts will ship in September.  I'll email you when they're on their way.  
*dollar amount before tax and shipping

HOST CODE FOR FREE GIFTS  
AWWVDQTQ

When your order in my Online Store is $50* you'll receive the Artistry Blooms Sequins FREE!!!  These have been my go to accessory.  I love them!!!  I know you will too!!! 


When your order in my Online Store is $100* you'll receive the Artistry Blooms Sequins PLUS the Elegant Faceted Gems FREE!!!  A very close second these are my 2nd most love accessory right now!! 



When your order in my Online Store is $150* you'll receive the Artistry Blooms Sequins PLUS the Elegant Faceted Gems PLUS the Dainty Diamonds Folder FREE!!!  In addition to my free gifts you'll also get Stampin' Rewards with your $150+ order!  That's free dollars you can spend on anything in the catalog-including those exclusive hostess sets!  




BUT WAIT THAT'S NOT ALL!!!  EVERY ORDER PLACED WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN A MINI STAMPIN' UP! TRIMMER!!!  These trimmers were only available to new recruits during Sale-a-Bration.  But now YOU can win one FREE!!! Earn an entry for every $50* you spend! Winner will be notified in September.  

To earn these free gifts you must place your order in my online store.  
Orders under $150* must use the host code below.  Orders without the host code will NOT receive the gifts.  Exception if you order is over $150* don't use the host code.  Orders over $150* will receive the gifts free.  
All gifts will ship in September.  I'll email you when they're on their way.  
*dollar amount before tax and shipping

HOST CODE FOR FREE GIFTS  
AWWVDQTQ

Friday, August 7, 2020

Velveteen Paper Cat With Menagerie Mix Up Bundle-VIDEO

I have the cutest card to share with you today!!!  Plus it features a product you probably haven't played with too much.  I'm using the Color Velveteen Paper to create my cute cat.  I've struggled with how to use this paper.  It's soft and velvety but it's in unique colors.  When I saw the Menagerie Mix Up Bundle in the August-December Mini Catalog I instantly thought of the velveteen paper.  But could you stamp on it? YES!!!  But you do need to allow some drying time.  The ink doesn't dry instantly to the velveteen so make sure to leave plenty of drying time.  


Once they were nice and dry I die cut everything and assembled it as usual.  It's so cute!  I pulled in my must have stamp set Peace and Joy for the background and greeting of the card.  I love the holly's.  To finish the card I used some dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies and some Linen Thread.  Check out the video for all the details on this card.  I have a full shopping list below.

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Supplies:
Menagerie Mix Up Bundle
Peace and Joy Set
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock
Cinnamon Cider Cardstock
Highland Heather Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Color Velveteen Paper
Gold Foil
Gorgeous Grape Ink
Soft Suede Ink
Pear Pizzazz Ink
Linen Thread
Gold Glimmer Dots
Forever Flourishing Dies
Stitched Shapes Dies

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Team Spotlight! Gina

I'm so excited to share this special series with you.  Over the next month or two I'll be showcasing some of my team members.  I asked everyone to send me some of their work to share on my blog.  Those that did will have a featured post coming up this month and possible into September too! I have an amazing team, I hope you enjoy this fun series!
Today is Gina!  Gina does amazing work and is very detail oriented.  I love her thoughtful choice of colors and how they work beautifully together! This card is simply beautiful!  Plus it's a fun fold, you know I love a fun fold!
But not only is it a fun fold but a gift card holder too!  Amazing card!  Thank you Gina for sharing your work!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

New August-December Mini Catalog Launch!

Today is the day!!  Our August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Launch!!!  You might recognize this catalog as the Holiday Catalog!  If you love to create for the holiday's this catalog is full of amazing products!!!  

If you don't have a demonstrator and you live in the USA I'd be happy to send you a catalog.  Send me an email at stamperrdn@q.com to request one.  

You can begin shopping from the new catalog today!!!  Shop in my Online Store!  
You might notice a facelift in my Online Store.  The Stampin' Up! Online Store is updated with amazing features easier search functions, pop ups that let you know when you've earned Stampin' Rewards or 50% off items, easier shopping experience, sharable wish lists and more!!!  I'm so excited for this new change and I hope you are too.  Because this is a new site if you have your password saved to auto fill it won't recognize you the first time.  If you don't know your password you can easily reset it. If you encounter any problems feel free to reach out to me. 

When you're shopping in the new store, make sure you're shopping with me.  
My name should be at the top.  
Use this host code when you're shopping for even more benefits.  Make sure you check my blog on August 10 for HUGE ordering specials!!!   

Monday, August 3, 2020

Rainbow Zebra

I have another quick and fun card for you today.  This one is another card that you could easily mass produce and it's soooo cute!!!  I broke out my Rainbow Glimmer Paper again for this card (surprised?).  I also pulled out the Zany Zebras Set.  I can't believe how much I love this set.  Now if you think that the zebras are just for kids or baby cards you're wrong.  I've made soooooo many project with this set and every single one of them could be used for an adult.  This one included!  I cut stripes of the glimmer paper at 1/2" each and then adhered them on the card in a diagonal pattern.  I then stamped and punched out my zebra, added a greeting and boom done!  Call it a day!  I have a full supply list below. 

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Supplies:
Zany Zebras Set
Massive Thanks Set
Just Jade Cardstock 
Whisper White Cardstock
Rainbow Glimmer Paper
Black Memento Ink
2 1/4" Circle Punch
Frosted Epoxy Droplets

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box Gift Card Holder-VIDEO

In my Facebook Live yesterday I shared this really cute gift card holder.  I used our new Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes for this.  I've been wanting to use these boxes for a while and just haven't had the time. When I had this gift card holder in mind I knew that the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes were the ideal candidate for this box.  I wanted to make a box similar to this box that I made years ago.  I love the way the gift card pops up when you open the box.  For the box I used the Flowers For Every Season DSP and Memories and More Cards.  There's zero stamping on this card.  Everything is from the Memories and More Kit and DSP.

The liner on the inside of the box is super easy.  You'll need a piece of cardstock that is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" on the long side score at 3 1/4", 4 1/4", 5 1/4".  You'll need to cut a slot for the gift card.  I used my Paper Trimmer to do that but you can use an craft knife if you're more comfortable with that.  I've done it both ways.  In the video I used my paper trimmer.


After that assembly is super easy as you'll see in the video.  In addition to the gift card you could throw in lots of candy, chocolates or other treats.  I have a full shopping list below. 

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Supplies:
Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes
Flowers For Every Season DSP
Flowers For Every Season Memories and More
Poppy Parade Cardstock
Gold Gilded Gems
White Seam Binding
Paper Trimmer




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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Rainbow Vellum Squares

Did you see Monday's card that featured the Best Plaid Die and the Rainbow Glimmer Paper.  If not head over there to check it out.  It's so pretty!!!  On that card I used vellum for the larger plaid die and I was left with a bunch of perfect vellum squares.  I didn't want to just toss them.  So I started by coloring a few of them with my blends.  I went for an ombre of color, dark on top, light on bottom.  After I did a couple I LOVED them and had to die cut more vellum squares.  All in all I die cut the vellum die twice.  Once for the card on Monday and for this card.  I'm saving the actual die cut vellum piece for another card later.  I just wanted those perfect squares.  I continued to color them in rainbow order, in an ombre fashion with my blends.
Once I was done coloring I started to lay them out in a pattern.  I used some DSP from the In Good Taste DSP pack and started adhering them down to the DSP.  Adhering vellum is tricky because you don't want it to show.  If I were to make this card again I would use our Adhesive Sheets and make them stickers to stick down.  For this card though, because I didn't think of that in advance I used my sticker maker to turn them into stickers.  The beauty of that kind of adhesive is that if the entire piece is covered with glue you can't see it.  But you can save time and skip a step if you go with the Adhesive Sheets to begin with.  I finished the card with a gold embossed greeting, on vellum and some gold twine from the Forever Greenery Pack.  I mounted the DSP on some Gold Foil then on my White card base.  It's so stunning and gorgeous.  I love the colors!!  I have a full supply list below.  
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Supplies:

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Glimmer Rainbow Plaid

I can't stop using the Rainbow Glimmer Paper!!!  I knew I'd be a fan of it, but I didn't know how deep this obsession would go!  Full confession.....I just bought like 5 more packs of it!  I decided to try out my Best Plaid dies for this card and die cut the Rainbow Glimmer Paper with the plaid dies.  OMG!!!!  You guys!!!!  It's. So. Pretty!!!!! I wanted to use as much of it as I could and I knew I didn't want a flashy greeting to take away from that glimmer paper so I used a set from the Best Year Set.  Pro Tip! You can bundle the Plaid dies and the stamp set and save 10%.  Yay!!  I cut the plaid at a diagonal and attached a greeting with some ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Pack.
I used the other layering plaid piece and die cut it from vellum.  I added a dot of Tombow glue behind each of the intersections to hold it down.  Then to hide the glue I added a sequin from the Artistry Blooms Sequins.  There's so much sparkle and shine on this card to make anyone happy!!!!  I have a full supply list below.  

Thank for looking, see you soon!!!


Supplies:



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Friday, July 24, 2020

Mickey and Minnie Bookmarks-VIDEO


Did you catch my weekly Facebook Live yesterday?  If not you can catch the reply on YouTube.  Every Thursday I go live to share a fun and cute project.  Yesterday was no exception, this project is CUTE!  Make sure you like and follow my Facebook page so you never miss a video.  In our house we have a summer routine for the kids and every Monday is craft day.  Well a couple of weeks ago we made some Mickey and Minnie bookmarks.  Both kids love to read so they're always looking for fun bookmarks.
After we made the bookmarks and I saw how cute they had come out I had to throw them onto some cards.  Our summer schedule is usually better planned then this year.  I normally have the kids in school in the spring to plan our summer we'll this year that wasn't the case and I've been planning our summer activities last minute.  I had no idea how these would come out.  I had a sketch in my head but sometimes that doesn't work.  So I was really pleasantly surprised when they were super cute!!!

The bookmarks are held closed with some magnetic tape and just hook onto each card.  They measure 8 1/2" x 2 1/2" scored in half at 4 1/4".  This would be suck a cute gift to give anyone!!!  I have a full supply list below for details on the bookmarks check out my video.

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Supplies:
Blossoms In Bloom Set
Real Red Cardstock
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Melon Mambo Ink
Daffodil Delight Ink
Daisy Punch
Detailed Trio Punch
Layering Circles Dies
Home Together Dies-Coming in the new 2020 August-December Mini Catalog
Dainty Diamonds Folder
Old World Paper Folder
Retired 1/2" Circle Punch
Magnetic Tape


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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Wild About You

Today is the last day to RSVP for my Zany Zebra Stamp A Stack.  You can check out all the detail on that here.  I wanted to share one more quick example of how stinkin' cute these Zany Zebras are.  This card is not featured in my stamp a stack but just another example of what you can do with the zebras. This card is super simple but so impactful.  I love Red and Black together.  It's a pretty stunning combo.  There's no accessories on this card just cardstock and ink.  Isn't this sweet zebra so cute!!!  I adhered black and white stripes on my card base.  Each stripe is 1/2" wide. I stamped my zebra and greeting on a piece that is 2 1/4" x 5 1/2" and added some hearts to finish.  Soooo cute!!  You could make 100 of these in no time!!  I have a full supply list below.

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Supplies:
Zany Zebras Set
Poppy Parade Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Poppy Parade Ink Pad
Black Memento Ink
Dog Builder Punch
Be Mine Stitched Dies


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Monday, July 20, 2020

July Stampin' Blends Club

I'm sooooo excited to announce my July Stampin' Blends Club!!!  This is going to be sooooo much fun!! Stampin' Blends are my favorite way to color, I love how seamless they look when you color and the variety of colors that they come in!!  Read on to find out how my Stampin' Blends Club will work.  
Every month I'll post a Stampin' Blends Host Code, when you purchase a minimum of $40 (before tax and shipping) using that host code you'll receive the class kit mailed to you FREE!!!!  It's that simple!  Only orders that use the host code will receive the project kit. What comes in your class kit? 
Your class kit will contain:
  • Supplies for 4 make and takes (you will need to provide stamps, ink and adhesive)
  • Surprise Thank YOU gift
  • Private video demoing all 4 projects and lots of tips and tricks on getting the most from your Stampin' Blends
Every month I'll focus the projects in the kit around 4 sets of Stampin' Blends and one stamp set.  You can choose which months you want to participate in.  Opt in every month with your $40 minimum order or skip a month.  Participate in 3 consecutive months and you'll get a FREE combo set of Stampin' Blends!  You choose the color and I'll mail them to you as a free gift!!!  Do you have to order Stampin' Blends to get the kit?  NO!!! Your $40 minimum order can be anything you need!  Maybe you already have all the Stampin' Blends but you want some new ideas.  Your order can be anything you want!!  You can add on the featured stamp set if you don't have it too! I won't be checking what you order, just as long as your order is at least $40 AND you've used the host code!  You will only receive one kit per qualifying order (example: if you order $80 you will NOT receive kits).
Sounds great right?!  I'm soooo excited about this club!  In July I'm featuring the Prized Peony Bundle!!!!  This bundle is gorgeous and I have some beautiful cards for you!  Stampin' Blends featured in June will be Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Magenta Madness and Just Jade.  I have a full list of supplies below you'll need to complete July's kit below.   
Orders must be in by July 31, 2020 to receive the kit.  Kits will ship no later than August 4, 2020.
To get June's Stampin' Blend Club Kit head to my online store and order using this host code G3JYADA9

Questions?  Please reach out to me and I'll be happy to answer them stamperrdn@q.com

Supplies needed to complete the cards.  Any other supplies you'll need will come in your kit.

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