Stampin’ Up!s #simplestamping challenge for January was to create a Valentine themed card. The rules were similar to last time (only using cardstock, stamps and ink) with the added option of using a punch if you wanted. So for my project I used the Jars of Love stamp set with Powder Pink and Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes. I also punched out two Powder Pink daisies using the Daisy Punch and placed them on top of each other, slightly bending the top petals to give an extra layer of depth to the card. I’m really happy with how this turned out and this may be what I give out this Valentine’s Day!
I’ve got another swap coming up with my team (two actually). This card swap was a colour challenge, meaning we were only able to use the four listed colours; Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.
At first I wasn’t too sure how it was going to turn out, but I’m quite happy with the results. I made this #simplestamping card with the Incredible Like You stamp set from the Occasions catalogue.
The official card swap happens this weekend so stay tuned and I’ll even look at sharing them live on my Facebook page next week!
This card was one of the great Make & Takes that were part of OnStage this past November in Orlando. It features the all new Needlepoint Nook Suite and uses just about every product on the page (pg. 39 of the Occasions catalogue); the stamp set, the framelits, the Designer Series Paper as well as the mini buttons and Old Olive linen thread.
An important tip that I learned at OnStage with this stamp set in particular is to stamp off first onto another piece of paper before stamping on your cardstock. This is especially important if you are using a brand new inkpad, otherwise you do not get to see the fine detail that gives these stamps the look that they have actually been stitched.
So this past weekend I had my official Catalogue Launch party to celebrate the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues. We had fun stamping, checking out all the awesome new products and hanging out! This was our Make and Take and the treat boxes that I made for everyone who came.
If you haven’t checked out the new catalogues yet, make sure to head over to my website ( www.stampinup.com/inkspirationcards) or if you like to have a copy in your hands like me then send me an email at email@example.com and I’ll mail them out to you!
I had someone join my team recently (Welcome Cheryl!) and so I decided to create a card for her, just something simple with a little something extra added. So of course I went with the Crafting Forever stamp set… I love this set!! It’s great for some #simplestamping and goes great with either the Watercolour Pencils (which is what I used here) or Stampin’ Blends. To get the pot a little closer to the terracotta colour I actually coloured first with the Pumpkin Pie and then the Early Espresso. If you want you can also go over your Watercolour Pencils with your Blender Pen to smooth out the lines.
Just like many of you, I’m always looking for ways to store all my crafting and stamping supplies so they don’t completely take over my craft space. I also get extra excited when the storage looks good too! So I decided to re-purpose a couple of old Paper Pumpkin boxes and used some old Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper to make them look pretty. Now they’ll hold my adhesives and Stampin’ Blends. All they need now are labels!
Today is the day that the Occasions catalogue launches and Sale-a-bration kicks off!
What makes Sale-a-bration so special you may ask.
Here’s the low down…
- For every $60 you spend you can choose a Sale-a-bration product for FREE! (e.g. $60 spent means 1 free Level 1 product, $120 means 2 free Level 1 products or 1 Level 2 product and so on)
- Earn $30 more in Stampin’ Rewards (choose products from either the Occasions or Annual catalogue up to the amount earned) with a $300+ order/party.
- Purchase the Starter Kit and join my team for the best deal around!
- Choose $225 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for only $135 (no tax or shipping) OR
- Choose $225 work of Stampin’ Up! products AND get the exclusive Craft & Carry Tote (worth $68) for only $175 (no tax or shipping)
Let me know if you have any questions about Sale-a-bration, if you’d like to host a party with your favourite crafters or if you would like to have me mail you the catalogues!
I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope that 2019 brings you and yours lots of wonderful things!
A fellow demonstrator posted pictures of a New Year’s Hat that she had created (I wish I could remember their name) and it inkspired me to create some of my own to ring in the New Year.
Happy New Year!