Hello Stamping Friends,
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Joy is our hostess this month and the hostess code is: 9YGY2BAX
We made a spur of the moment trip to Estes Park last weekend and it was so worth it, even though I am now far behind on my to do list.
The fall colors were exceptional and there had been a river site cancellation at Manor RV park just minutes before we called! Saturday was picture perfect!
That would have been fun, Sal, but the neighboring RV had plenty of decorations to enjoy. (By the way, Sal is referring to Jasper, our motorhome, it’s a Jamboree, so of course, being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, we needed to have alliteration in the name just like all our Stampin’ Up! colors). Here’s Paul and Jasper on the river site.
So let’s get down to business!
Yes, we must! Select Designer Series Papers are on sale- click on the image to view:
And we have a sneak peak of the November Paper Pumpkin- I see a gingerbread house stamp, I hope, and what looks like a house we can decorate and candies…. oh my!
Click on the Jolly Gingerbread image to join or visit page 71 of the Holiday catalog to get a prepaid subscription with the benefit of adding other supplies from your wish list! Use hostess code: 9YGY2BAX and our current hostess, Joy, will be on her way to earning free products.
Last year the Paper Pumpkin had tags and I made cards out of all the tags, click to view that post, and I have heard the sales of gift cards are expected to go up this year! I am certainly running out of ideas and may send a few myself.
FYI: There is a “Joy to the World” Facebook page for those of you who purchased October’s kit.
Event notice: If my kit arrives I will have a ‘Take A Break Tuesday’ Facebook Live next Tuesday, October 20, 9:30AM to look at the October Joy To The World kit and create cards.
Oh no, Sal, not yet! But we do want to get a head start on Christmas Cards, so today’s post includes two cards representing Sights and Sounds of the Season. We love looking at poinsettias and hearing the silver bells!
Click here to view the Facebook Live:
Cherish The Season
This layout started with the picture in The Mini Catalog, page 33.
- ‘Cherish The Season’ stamp set
- ‘Sounds of the Season’ dies
- ‘Garden Gateway’ Dies for arch
- ‘Peony’ Dies Border
- ‘Toile Christmas’ stamp set for the greeting
- ‘Christmas Cardinal Dies’ to cut the banner
- Real Red Sheer Ribbon 10″
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 3 small, one large
- Inks: Garden Green, Versa Mark, Cherry Cobbler
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Base: Real Red, 4 1/4 X 11 scored at 5 1/2
- Front Sides: Designer Series Paper: Tis The Season, 1 X 5 1/2 (make 2)
- Middle Layer Background: Red Foil, 2 1/2 X 5 1/2
- Swag Base: Whisper White, 2 1/8 X 5 1/2; Die cut the top with the arch from Garden Gateway Dies, and die cut the bottom with the Peony edge die
- Pine Boughs: Garden Green, 1 1/2 X 6; Make 4 little and 4 large boughs
- Bells: Silver Foil, 2 1/4 X 4 1/2 Make one set of four bells and and an extra little bell for the inside; cut the 4 strips (all on one die) for the front four. Use Scotch Tape on the back of the two bells you will color before die cutting and then another piece after cutting. Color the holly leaves with Dk Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends and the berries with Lt Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends – color twice for depth of color.
- Front Greeting: Whisper White, 4 1/4 X 1 1/4; stamp Christmas Wishes from Toile Christmas, first in Versa Mark and then in Cherry Cobbler. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, then heat and cut it out with the Cardinal Die Set. Tip: with clear embossing powder, you have the ability to emboss in any ink color you have.
- Inside Layer: Whisper White, 3 3/4 X 5
- Strip on Inside: Tis the Season DSP, 1/2 X 5
- Stamp set for inside: For Unto Us stamped in Garden Green
In the video, I use Shaded Spruce for the back of the swag instead of the red foil, and I had another card made with Garden Green. Which color do you like the best?
Layout cased from Vincenza Montereale on Demonstrator Planning Place.
- ‘Poinsettia’ Dies
- ‘Poinsettia Petals’ stamp set
- ‘Ornate Layers’ Dies
- ‘Stitched Rectangles’ Dies
- Beaded Pearls
- Shimmer Paint
- Stampin’ Spritzer
- Ink: Balmy Blue, Versa Mark and White Embossing Powder
- Base: Thick Whisper White, 8 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4
- Large Ornate Layer: Balmy Blue, 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
- Flocked Vellum Specialty Paper Layer: 5 X 3 5/8, cut with the 2nd largest rectangle die
- Small Ornate Layer: Balmy Blue, 5 X 3 1/2 , cut both the ornate layer and the center cut out at the same time using the 3rd smallest rectangle die
- Blue Sprigs: Balmy Blue rectangle cut out from the previous step
- Poinsettia and white sprigs: Whisper White, 5 1/2 X 6 1/4; make two each of the medium poinsettia and two each of the medium large poinsettia and cut three sprigs in white
- Small poinsettia and the Leaf: Balmy Glue Glimmer Paper, 2 1/4 X 2 1/4, Die cut one small leaf and two small flowers.
- Inside Layer: Balmy Blue, 4 X 5 1/4
- Strip: Balmy Glue Glimmer Paper, 3/4 X 4
Thank you for spending some time with me here on the blog and thank you to those who created their club cards with a Facebook Live instead of meeting here at home. The positive side is that there is no waiting as we share the tools, so we accomplished in two hours what normally takes four hours at the house.
Would you like to be part of club? You can pay $5 for the club cards and be our guest! We swap with each other, those who can, and we meet by Zoom on the last Tuesday of the month to share our swap cards, visit with each other and do a Mystery Card challenge.
I would be honored to be your demonstrator and support you however I can as I bring “a pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world!”
So true and let us all be SALs in this crazy world bringing Salt And Light to everyone we meet!
Click on Sal in the computer to go to the online shop and be sure and use the hostess code 9YGY2BAX if your order is under $150 (at $150 you earn the hostess dollars yourself).
Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Remember to click on the header to go to the full website where the view is better!
Select stamps in the Annual Catalog will be on sale for 24 hours this Wednesday!
Here is a list from Deb Snyder (thank you, Deb) with page numbers and only the English versions, though the French versions are available as well:
Here is the above list in pdf format so you don’t have to click on three screen prints:
Here is Stampin’ Up!’s list with the French included:
And finally, for all of us who use Excel and sort and search:
US market_24 hour stamp sale in Excel
Wednesday morning there will be a link on the online store and you can quickly look at images of all the stamp sets.
The Hostess Code for September is: UVPPR6YT click on Sal in the computer to go to the new online store.
Have a wonderful day!
SAL, Sales A Lurking in the future
Hello Stamping Friends,
You are invited to a Facebook Live event tomorrow morning at 9:30. I will be using the Sweetest Time Bundle to CASE (copy and share everything) this bundle from the new mini catalog and to case a beautiful red and white candy cane card created by the very talented Deb Hoicks of Deb Hoicks Crafty Cottage.
That is true, Sal, and once again the mini catalog is full of amazing products, some of which I will be using tomorrow morning. Here is a sneak peak.
So join me tomorrow at 9:30 and spend the rest of your morning letting me bring a pinch of creativity to spice up your crating world! There will be a prize drawing for those commenting by 9:40 and another for those who are still with me at the end. Hint: Prize patrol will be something from the new mini catalog! The event is recorded and recipes will be posted here on the blog on Wednesday.
Contact me if you need a catalog or have questions about anything. email@example.com
SAL, See A Little of the new mini catalog then buy a lot to make a lot of Christmas cards!
Karen (Hostess code is HKVNWPPX)
Hello Stamping Friends,
Be sure and click on the title to go to the full website if you are on a mobile device. I have some product videos to share and they don’t seem to work unless you click on the email and then click on the header. It’s like going through a secret portal!
Hostess Code for August: HKVNWPPX Use this when your order is under $150.
The New Mini Catalog Is Live!!
Click above on the catalog cover for a pdf of the entire catalog that you can scroll through at your leisure. It will also be posted in the “Catalog” tab so you can go to that tab and plan your parties or gift giving when you are sitting and waiting for an appointment or getting out of the hot sun and drinking tea on the deck – at Maui or a cruise ship or……
Yep! So you’ll never leave your catalog behind if you have Stampalosopher on your phone. You do have us bookmarked don’t you?
Click on each of the following screen shots to see a Youtube intro to the new product suites:
Me too, Sal, and I ordered enough to do neighbor gifts and coworker gifts for my husbands crew! I will fill them with the mini chocolate pretzels that I make:
- Square pretzels
- Hugs candies (one package has about 75 pieces)
Preheat oven to 200*. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and then carefully line up your square pretzels on the pan. (Just eat the broken ones; you need the whole ones.) Place one hug candy on each pretzel and place in the oven for 2-5 minutes. Time varies depending on the temperature of your candy; if it was frozen it will take longer; if it has been setting out it will take less time. Watch for the tip to start melting down. Remove and promptly put an M&M in the center of each hug. Place in the refrigerator to cool. Here is a picture of some I made in Thanksgiving colors and mixed with a batch of Rice Krispie treats for neighbor gifts.
Contact me if you need a catalog – the annual or the mini. If the catalog got thrown out with the junk mail I will get you another. email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 303-815-0838.
I need orders by tomorrow if anyone would like card kits for the August 11 Facebook Live. Club Members receive them automatically. We will make two cards for club and two extra projects to celebrate products from the new catalog. Kits are $10.
These are the products I will be using on August 11th. The kits won’t have stamped images but I will give you die cuts that you can stamp with your own Christmas greeting. You do have a stash don’t you?
We will play with decorating the envelopes:
And make cards with fun cutout borders:
And make a little gift box: (I have seen five different ways to make this little box)
Mark your calendar for August 11 at 9:30 and join us for a Facebook Live.
SAL, Showing A Little of what is available in the new catalog
PS Today the new online store goes live so things will look a bit different.
PPSS Today you can redeem your coupons from July.
Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Join me today at 9:30 for a Facebook Live event where we will create two beautiful cards using the Prized Peony stamp set and Peony Dies and the Hand Drawn Blooms stamp set and Banner Blooms Dies.
The recording will remain on the Facebook page so you can view it later if you can’t attend this morning. Later I will add a blog post with the detailed directions so you can create your own Tri-Fold card or Easel card.
Here is a sneak peak!
See you in at 9:30!
SAL, Save A Link
Hello Stampin’ Friends,
(Click the title to go to the main blog if you are viewing in your mobile device)
Hostess Code for June: 2KNDJXFN Use this code if your order is under $150 and our monthly hostess will get the hostess rewards so no free dollars are left unused. If your order is over $150 you will have earned the hostess rewards. You will get a little thank you gift from me for any order outside of club! Club members receive the special reward of receiving card kits.
To all the wonderful men in our life that we need to celebrate and those we will always remember this Father’s Day: Happy Father’s Day!
I used the Enjoy Life stamp set (retired) and the Silhouette Scenes (pg 136) to make three Father’s Day Cards:
The greeting: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
I did three different inside greetings as well using the “A Good Man” stamp set on page 32.
For my son-in-law, Tyler, with two little boys, Jaxson & Emmitt:
For my son-in-law, Jonathan, with a little girl – Emma:
Here they are at the Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo in Colorado Springs:
Such a great dad and such a great grandpa!
Well, Sal, it isn’t hard. Let me take a picture of the tools I use:
It is a piece of window sheet with several different sizes of circles punched in the sheet. (I placed the window sheet on black for the picture so you could see the different circles.) The largest circle is 1 1/2″, then 1″, 3/4″, and 5/8″ punched circles.
First, I used the Sponge Brayer (#141714 on pg. 147) and Mint Macaron ink and lightly sponged the entire front whisper white piece.
Then I placed the window sheet on that front sponged piece, held it in place with washi tape, and sponged several times over all the circles. I moved the window sheet to a new place on the front piece, secured it with tape, and sponged the circles again.
Sure, let me zoom it a bit:
The circles overlap giving the out of focus bokeh look!
I cased this layout from one at StampinSavvy.com. She used a watercolor wash for the background and added long hair to the image of the silhouette. I wanted a masculine silhouette instead so I used our Take Your Pick tool’s pointy end and removed ink from the neckline before stamping so it didn’t have any hair on the neck. I also increased the arm and leg sizes with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
We still sell the Basic Black marker individually -pg 147, #100082. I used the black marker to color the edge of the front piece by using the side of the marker- not the tip -to color all around the edge. The Just Jade base was stamped at the bottom with Versa Mark and the grass stamp in Enjoy Life.
For the inside greeting, I used the black marker once again to color the “to be a” of the Enjoy LIfe greeting stamp – see above in red. This brought the same font from the front to the inside. Remember – only use the Stampin’ Write Markers to color the back of your stamps, if you use the alcohol Stampin’ Blends they will stain your stamp.
I used the retired Guy Greetings set for the dad, grandpa and Happy Father’s Day words and the Make A Difference stamp set for a nice exclamation point.
And “voila” we are done!
Of course, it is a great layout that would work with dozens of stamps.
- Base: Just Jade 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- First Layer: DSP (designer series paper) Forever Greenery 5 1/2 X 1 3/4
- Top Layer: Whisper White 3 X 4 1/4 sponged with Mint Macaron- bokeh technique
- Inside Layer: Whisper White 4 X 5 1/4
- Inside Strip: DSP Forever Greenery 1/2 X 5 1/4
- Stamp Sets: A Good Man, Enjoy Life, Guy Greetings, Summer Days for the tiny butterflies, Make A Difference for the explanation mark
- Ink: Mint Macaron, Tuxedo Memento Black, Versa Mark
- Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
- 61/2 Black Twine to wrap DSP and 2 1/2 to tie knot
- Three black jewels for corner
Thank you for stopping by and visiting! I hope you have learned something and will come back. Next week I will post a card with the Summer Days stamp set. If you add your email address at the top right of the page, you will receive an email each time I post. Leaving a comment lets me know there is someone out there and I am not just talking to Sal and myself! I love hearing from you.
Hostess Code for June: 2KNDJXFN Use this code if your order is under $150 and our monthly hostess will get the hostess rewards so no free dollars are left unused. If your order is over $150 you will have earned the hostess rewards. You will get a little thank you gift from me for any order outside of club! Club members have the special reward of receiving card kits so contact me if you are interested in being a part of a club: 303-815-0838 or email@example.com.
If you are part of club and my faithful followers – THANK YOU for your support. If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to earn your business!
SAL, Sharing A Love of the wonderful Dads in my life
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