Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Snowflale Eclipse New Year's Card

This New Year's card has lots of shine to it!  The background is handmade using silver embossing powder, and the "Happy" is die cut from silver foil.  It's the perfect pattern for an eclipse technique.

For step-by-step instructions, please click on the video below.  If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used, please let me know!

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Stamparatus is Coming . . . Be Sure to Reserve Yours Tomorrow

This is a quick facebook live video I did about the new Stamparatus that Stampin Up will be offering.  The first reservation window is tomorrow.  Reservations will be taken beginning tomorrow at 4 p.m. Eastern time.  All of the details are in the video.  In order to make a reservation, you will need to have a profile on the Stampin' Up website.  If you've ordered online in the past, your profile is all set;  if not, please click here to set up your profile.

The second video is one from Stampin' Up's home office featuring five must know features of the new Stamparatus.  Be sure to watch it to the end -- especially to see how to make a cool background simply by moving the plate's hinges!

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me, and I'll be more than happy to help!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Snowflake Embossed New Year's Card

This wintery New Year's card is made using the new Winter Wonder Embossing Folder.  The impression is a crisp deep one.  With a little bit of Wink of Stella, it is the perfect shimmery snowflake!

For step-by-step directions please click on the video below.  If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used, please contact me.

Happy Stampin!

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Stampin' Up! Announces the Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool!

Stampin' Up! has just announced that it will be introducing the Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool.  I've checked out the video (see below), and I'm so excited because this product has more features than products that are currently on the market. 

There will be three reservation windows -- the first being THIS Thursday!  Ordering by reservation ensures that you will get yours and not have to worry about backorders.

November 16–30, 2017                  Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017                  Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018                  Approx. April 15, 2018

I'm offering a free gift for everyone who reserves a Stamparatus.  Once your order is closed and the item is shipped, I will send you a free gift as a special thank you for taking advantage of this awesome promotion!

I'm so excited to have you watch this video!  See below for some Q&As about the reservation process as well as instructions on how to make your reservation in just four easy steps!  Of course, if you have any questions at all, please contact me, and I will be happy to help you out.

How to Reserve Your Stamparatus in Four Easy Steps:

Customer Stamparatus Launch Q & A
Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers.
Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store.
Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our
warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.
Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.
Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will
then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.
Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.
Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.
Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your
Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.
Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.
Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?
A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability
depending on demand.
Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
A: Yes.
Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.
Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Hidden Pocket Gift Card Holder

This gift card holder is a full size card with a hidden pocket that holds your gift card.  It's a beautiful card first, then a gift card holder -- the best of both worlds!

When the card is opened, there is a pocket on the left side to hold the gift card.

The DSP is 4 x 6, and it is all used -- even this 1" piece to decorate the inside of the card.

This is the perfect way to present a gift card!

For step-by-step directions, please click on the video below.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wallet Style Gift Card Holder

This is another gift card holder that we made at card class last weekend. This one is wallet sized, and has a great little surprise when it's opened -- the gift card pops up!  What a cool way to give a gift card.  Although this gift card holder is in a holiday theme, it can easily be adapted to any occasion.

When the card is opened, the gift card is standing in the center of the holder.

There's a white panel for you to stamp a sentiment and sign the card.

For step-by-step directions on how to make this adorable gift card holder, click on the video below.

If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used, please contact me.

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Flip Top Gift Card "Present"

I'm pretty sure that everyone on my list who is getting a gift card this holiday  season will be getting the gift card in one of these gift card holders!  Super simple to make, and it's just so darn cute!  Easily adaptble for any occasion.  Picture it for a baby, to hold a coffee gift card, for a bridal shower gift, as a masculine gift holder.   The possibilities are endless!

The gift card holder is A2 size, so it fits into a standard envelope, although it really doesn't neeed an envelope because when it's closed it looks just like a present.

Once the top is lifted, a gift card peeks out and moves up on the inside.

 The bow is made using the Bow Builder punch, and it just makes the gift card holder look so special!

I've done these three in holiday paper, but it can be changed up to fit any occasion.  I have a baby shower to go to soon, and the gift card holder will be adapted for that occasion!

The gift card holder takes minimal supplies.  the card base is 4 1/4 x 11 so you can get two from one piece of card stock. The DSP is 4 x 5, the insert is 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, and the bow and vertical paper ribbon all came out of my scrap stash!

Click on the video below for step-by-step directions.  If you have any questions about this project, contact me by clicking on the "contact" button above.

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Polished Stone Embossed Snowflake Card

Although this isn't a typical polished stone background as it only uses one color reinker, I just love the end result.  Soft Sky is a perfect color for snowflake, winter cards!

For step-by-step directions, please click  on the video below:

If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used, please contact me.

Happy Stampin'!

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Stampin' Blends are Here!

Today's the day - Stampin' Blends are now available! Receive a free gift of coordinating ribbons for every order of Stampin' Blends during the month of November using the Hostess Code UZMBJV4D. You will receive two 12" ribbon lengths in the same color of each marker ordered. Ribbon will be mailed directly from me and will arrive separately from your marker order.

To order your Stampin' Blends, click on the "Shop" button above.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Happy Stampin'!

Polished Stone Thanksgiving Card

It's the first of the month, so that means it's time for a Blogging Friends Blog Hop, and I welcome you!   If you are new to the blog, we are a group of Stampin' Up demonstrators from all over the  country and Canada who share a love of paper crafting.  Our blog hop happens monthly on the 1st and the hops are always LOADED with great projects and inspiration.  I invite you to "hop" from one blog to the next to see all the great projects!  Links to all the other blogs are at the bottom of this post.

If this is your first visit to my site - Welcome!  Please be sure to click on the "Newsletter" tab above to be put on my mailing list to receive notices of sales and promotions as well as to receive monthly  tutorials.  You can also subscribe to my blog by filling in your email address.  If you have a moment, I'd love for you to leave a comment below.  I love hearing from visitors!

Now, onto the hop. . . This month's theme was Thanksgiving.  I went with my new favorite technique - Polished Stone.  I am having so much fun making cards using this technique.  It's super easy, and no two cards are every the same.  I paired the technique with the Sheltering Tree stamp set, which, although it is perfect for all four seasons, I always seem to reach for it for my fall cards.

I'm happy with the ratio of Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  It's the perfect autumn leaf color!

I wanted to stray away from the usual card design, so I cut off a strip of paper on one side and set it off a  bit to hold a simple knotted ribbon.

To see step-by-step directions how to make this card, click on the video below.

If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used, please contact me by clicking on the "contact" tab above.

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In addition to the products listed below, you will  need rubbing alcohol and cotton balls.
To "hop" over to the next blog in the hop, click the icon below or click on any of the blog hoppers' names below.  You won't be disappointed -- there's always a fabulous project on each blog!

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