Wednesday, October 16, 2019

October Paper Crafting Blog Hop

Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the October Paper Crafting Blog Hop! Once again I am participating in this blog hop with several fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the United States, Australia and United Kingdom. You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Sue Boerner's blog. Welcome one and all.

This month's theme is Fall or Thanksgiving so I have chosen the Country Home stamp set (AC p. 95). This beautiful floral arrangement showcases the Stampin' Blends. See a full list of the colors below.
Paper Crafting Blog Hop Stampin' Up! Country Home #simplestamping #sandee904
The crosshatch effect in the background was created by swiping Balmy Blue ink across the Subtle 3D embossing folder and running it through the die cutting machine twice - once in portrait mode and once in landscape. PS: I did mask the finished milk jug image first.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I sure hope you have enjoyed my card featuring Country Home Stamp Set. Leave a comment below with a trail to find you so I can see your creations. Do not forget to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Sue McDonald.
This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links in case you find yourself off track:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Sandy Ward
 [YOU ARE HERE]
Sue McDonald
Sandra Roberts
Katie Johnson
Terri Stewart


Stamp On!!

Sandy

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Stamps:
Country Home Stamp Set (AC p. 95)

Ink:
Brights Mango Melody Classic Ink Pad (AC p. 162)
Subtles Balmy Blue Classic Ink Pad (AC p. 164)
Neutrals Smoky Slate Classic Ink Pad (AC p. 162)
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (AC p. 180)
Stampin' Blends (AC p. 179) 
-Including Dark/Light Smoky Slate, Dark/Light Mossy Meadow, 
 Light Crumb Cake, Dark Cherry Cobbler, Dark Rich Razzleberry, Bronze

Paper:
Neutrals Smoky Slate Cardstock (AC p. 162)
Neutrals Night of Navy Cardstock (AC p. 162)
Basics Whisper White Cardstock (AC p. 163)
Brights Mango Melody Cardstock (AC p. 162)

Tools/Accessories:
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (Item# 151775, AC p. 199)
Tailored Tag Punch (Item# 145667, AC p. 186)


BUSINESS/UPDATES:

All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store. I would appreciate it if you use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store, however, Do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $20 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed instructions this card, please send me an email with a request for the Country Home PCBH10 Instruction Sheet.
Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the October Paper Pumpkin kit. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Not a subscriber already? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by November 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more! November's kit will create some fantastic holiday tags and coordinates with the October kit.
Add this to your Tuesday To Do list:  Check for new products added to the Clearance Rack. You will not believe what was added to the clearance rack!! The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is back and available for purchase at 15% off (while supplies last). I highly recommend that you do not delay in placing your order. If you need more information on Stampin' Up!'s product medley, message me for the flyer showing everything that is included.
If you placed an order from me over the past year, you likely have already received a copy of the new 2019 Holiday Catalog in the mail. If you did not receive one, please contact me immediately and let's fix that. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and send you a copy of your very own. Chock full of inspiration and ideas. As always, if you have any questions, or need  assistance whatsoever, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :) 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Easy Handmade Card Using Free as a Bird Stamp Set


Hello, my crafty friends. Saturday was World Card Making Day and the first card for my private class on World Card Making Day was this beauty using the Free as a Bird Stamp Set.
Easy Handmade Card Free As A Bird #WCMD World Cardmaking Day Sandee904
This quick and simple card features coloring techniques using several Stampin' Blends and the Stitched Rectangle dies to create the frame. The sentiment (We're the best of friends) is from the Free as a Bird Stamp Set. The embellishment is the Leaf Punch and the 2018-20 ribbon.

Stamps:
Free as a Bird Stamp Set (AC p. 92)

Ink:
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (AC p. 180)
Stampin' Blends (AC p. 179) 
-Including Light Calypso Coral, Light Crumb Cake, Light Cherry Cobbler, Light Mossy Meadow, Bronze

Paper:
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (AC p. 166)
Subtles Balmy Blue Cardstock (AC p. 164)
Regals Shaded Spruce Cardstock (AC p. 163)
Basics Whisper White Cardstock (AC p. 163)
Neutrals Soft Suede Cardstock (AC p. 162)
Vellum Cardstock (AC p. 169)

Tools/Accessories:
Leaf Punch (AC p. 187)
Stitched Retangles Dies (AC p. 196)
2018-20 In Color Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/8" (AC p. 164)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I sure hope you have enjoyed my card featuring the Free as a Bird Stamp Set. Leave a comment below with a trail to find you so I can see your creations.


Stamp On!!

Sandy

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BUSINESS:

All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store. I would appreciate it if you use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store, however, Do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $20 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed instructions this card, please send me an email with a request for the Free as a Bird WCMD Instruction Sheet.
Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the September Paper Pumpkin kit. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Not a subscriber already? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by October 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more! October's kit coordinate with November's kit to create some fantastic holiday projects.
Add this to your Tuesday To Do list:  Check for new products added to the Clearance Rack. You will not believe what was added to the clearance rack!! The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is back and available for purchase at 15% off (while supplies last). I highly recommend that you do not delay in placing your order. If you need more information Stampin' Up!'s product medley, message me for the flyer showing everything that is included.
If you placed an order from me over the past year, you likely have already received a copy of the new 2019 Holiday Catalog in the mail. If you did not receive one, please contact me immediately and let's fix that. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and send you a copy of your very own. Chock full of inspiration and ideas. As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :) 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Easy Handmade Holiday Card Using Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set Bundle

Hello, my crafty friends. Hope everyone is having a "perfectly" fantastic day today. It is the first Wednesday of October and, as promised, I am featuring a holiday card to help inspire you to get started on your holiday cards. My quick and simple card today features the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set and coordinating Pine Tree Punch introduced in the new 2019 Holiday Catalog (pp. 13, 14).

Once again this is a fairly basic design concept. The square is Shaded Spruce (cut 3" x 3") and topped with two gold foil pine trees and the tree punched from the center of a 3" x 3" piece of the new Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper (HC p. 14). If you carefully punch the tree, you can make a beautiful second card. 



Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set coordinating Pine Tree Punch Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set coordinating Pine Tree Punch Stampin' Up!

Stamps:
Perfectly Place Stamp Set (HC p. 13, 14)

Ink:
Regals Classic Stampin' Ink Shaded Spruce (AC p. 163)

Paper:
Neutrals Crumb Cake Card Stock (AC p. 172)
Regals Shaded Spruce Card Stock (AC p. 163)
Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper (HC p. 14)

Tools/Accessories:
Pine Tree Punch (HC pp. 13, 14)
Classic Label Punch (AC p. 186) or Tailored Tag Punch (AC p. 187) for the sentiments/flagging the ends of the sentiment
*or you could just snip the ends with the Paper Snips (AC p. 189) whatever suits you best
Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, 5/8" (AC p. 175)
Linen Thread (AC p. 173)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I sure hope you have enjoyed my card featuring the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set Bundle. Leave a comment below with a trail to find you so I can see your creations.


Stamp On!!

Sandy

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BUSINESS:

All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store. I would appreciate it if you use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store, however, Do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $20 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed instructions this card, please send me an email with a request for the Dashing Deer Instruction Sheet.
Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the September Paper Pumpkin kit. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Not a subscriber already? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by October 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more! October's kit coordinate with November's kit to create some fantastic holiday projects.
If you placed an order from me over the past year, you likely have already received a copy of the new 2019 Holiday Catalog in the mail. If you did not receive one, please contact me immediately and let's fix that. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and send you a copy of your very own. Chock full of inspiration and ideas. As always, if you have any questions, or need assistance whatsoever, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :) 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Easy Handmade Card Using Around the Corner Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Hello, my crafty friends. This week I thought I would share a greeting card for a celebration of any kind. This card uses the cutest stamp set, Around the Corner (AC p. 157). I think you should add this stamp set to your wish list!

Easy Handmade Card Around the Corner Stamp Set sandee904

In creating this card I decided to use Stampin' Up! colors Night of Navy and Crumb Cake so the card will easily work for celebrations for male or female recipients. There is just a hint of Mango Melody which could be changed to your favorite accent color. The Crumb Cake layer is embossed using the Subtle 3D embossing folder (AC p. 199)

For embellishments, I opted to use a piece of the new 3/8" (1 cm) Denim Ribbon (AC p. 174) behind the stack of images and three of the versatile Clear Epoxy Droplets (AC p. 178) in a row right above the ribbon on the right hand side.

You could make a stack of these pretty quickly. Leave the stamping of the inside sentiment for later -- save them for a future emergency card situation for any occasion!

Stamps:
Around the Corner (AC p. 157)

Ink:
Neutrals Classic Stampin' Ink Night of Navy (AC p. 162)
Neutrals Classic Stampin' Ink Crumb Cake (AC p. 162)
Brights Classics Stampin' Ink Mango Melody (AC 162)

Paper:
Neutrals Night of Navy Card Stock (AC p. 162)
Neutrals Crumb Cake Card Stock (AC p. 162)
Whisper White Card Stock (AC p. 169)

Tools/Accessories:
Layering Squares dies (AC p. 194)
Stitched Shapes dies (AC p. 196)
Subtle 3D embossing folder (AC p. 199)
3/8" (1 cm) Denim Ribbon (AC p. 174)
Clear Epoxy Droplets (AC p. 178)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I sure hope you have enjoyed my card featuring Around the Corner. Leave a comment below with a trail to find you so I can see your creations.


Stamp On!!

Sandy

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BUSINESS:

All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store. I would appreciate it if you use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store, however, Do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $20 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed instructions this card, please send me an email with a request for the Around the Corner 190925 Instruction Sheet.
Love the gorgeous Designer Series Paper? As if we need an incentive to purchase Designer Series Paper (DSP), this month for every 3 select packages of DSP purchased, you will receive a 4th package free. Not every package of DSP is part of the promotion so message me and I will send you the flyer.
Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the September Paper Pumpkin kit. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers and alternate project ideas. The October and November kits coordinate so you won't want to miss those. Not a subscriber yet? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by October 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more!
Have you received your own copy of the new 2019 Holiday Catalog? If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and let me send you a copy of the catalog chock full of inspiration and ideas. As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance whatsoever, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :) 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Colorful Seasons Papercrafters Blog Hop

Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the September Paper Crafting Blog Hop! Once again I am participating in this blog hop with several fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the United States,  Australia and United Kingdom. You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Sue Boerner's blog. Welcome one and all.

This month's theme is any kind of fall project. I have chosen Colorful Seasons (AC p. 56) to show off Stampin' Up!'s beautiful fall colors. The colors used include Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.
Colorful Seasons Seasonal Layers Adirondack
The Colorful Seasons Stamp Set coordinates with the Seasonal Layers Dies (AC p. 195), Don't you love those adirondack chairs!! And, there is the Buffalo Check Background Stamp (AC p. 156) again.

I am terribly lacking in fall sentiments since it is not such a "hot" theme here in Florida. I chose the word "welcome" from the Well Written dies (AC p. 197) and created "fall" combining letters from two other dies. (Well Said Stamp Set, AC p. 47 - not used on this card front, but coordinates with the dies.) Hard to tell, but the "fall" sign is hanging from the top sentiment flag using the linen thread. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I sure hope you have enjoyed my card featuring Colorful Seasons. Leave a comment below with a trail to find you so I can see your creations. Do not forget to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Sue McDonald.
This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links to keep you on track:
Stamp On!!

Sandy

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Facebook: stampinwithsandee
Instagram/Pinterest/Twitter: sandee904


BUSINESS:

All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store. If you are interested in a detailed instruction sheet with measurements, please send me an email or contact me on Facebook after placing your $20 or more order through my online store. Do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD) -- you are still eligible to receive the detailed instruction sheet if your order was placed through my online store.
As if we need an incentive to purchase Designer Series Paper (DSP), this month for every 3 select packages of DSP purchased, you will receive a 4th package free. Not every package of DSP is part of the promotion so message me and I will send you the flyer.
Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the September Paper Pumpkin kit. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers and alternate project ideas. The October and November kits coordinate so you won't want to miss those. Not a subscriber yet? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by October 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more!
Have you received your own copy of the new 2019 Holiday Catalog? If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator). Let me send you a copy of the catalog chock full of inspiration and ideas. As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance whatsoever, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :) 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Easy Handmade Holiday Card Using Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Stamp Set

Hello, my crafty friends. It is September so you might be feeling a crisp breeze in the air. Or, perhaps you may live along the Florida coast and are feeling a strong, balmy breeze accompanied by driving rain from Hurricane Dorian! - and if so, I hope you and your family and friends are safe and sound. 

The first Wednesday of the month for September, October and November, I will be featuring a holiday card to help inspire you to get started on your holiday cards. If you are like me, I have a very LONG holiday card list so I need to start early with multiple designs to keep from burn out. I also need quick and simple to get the job done.

My card today features the Dashing Deer Stamp Set and coordinating Detailed Deer Dies introduced in the 2018 Holiday Catalog. It is a current stamp set found in the Annual Catalog (p. 71, the die is on p. 192).
Easy Handmade Holiday Card Using Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Stamp Set
This is a fairly basic design concept with one layer of DSP for the background (cut 4" x 5 1/4" and cut in half, or maybe another dimension, say 2 1/2 and 2 3/4) to use the reverse side as an accent piece. I did hide the seam with a 1" wide strip of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock, topped with a piece of 5/8" Burlap Ribbon. [Edited: Oops, this picture shows the retired Striped Burlap Trim; I had a spool of this ribbon in my holiday box and forgot this ribbon did not carry over. The Burlap Ribbon looks just fine here as well.] Then embellish with one of the cutest deer, stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut using the dies. You will notice that the DSP is the Dashing Along DSP from last year -- it is currently on the Clearance Rack for $4.40. (Do I need to say, Hurry!)


Stamps:

Dashing Deer Stamp Set (AC p. 71)


Ink:

Regals Classic Stampin' Ink Cherry Cobbler (AC p. 163)
Regals Classic Stampin' Ink Shaded Spruce (AC p. 163)


Paper:

Neutrals Crumb Cake Card Stock (AC p. 172)
Regals Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (AC p. 163)
Whisper White Card Stock (AC p. 169)
Sparkle Glimmer Paper (AC p. 169)
Dashing Along DSP (Item # 149903, Clearance Rack)


Tools/Accessories:

Detailed Deer Dies (AC p. 192)
Banner Triple Punch (AC p. 186) or Tailored Tag Punch (AC p. 187) - for flagging the ends of the sentiment 
*or you could just snip the ends with the Paper Snips (AC p. 189) whatever suits you best
Burlap Ribbon, 5/8" (AC p. 175)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I sure hope you have enjoyed my card featuring Dashing Deer. Leave a comment below with a trail to find you so I can see your creations.


Stamp On!!

Sandy

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BUSINESS:


All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store. I would appreciate it if you use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store, however, Do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $20 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed instructions this card, please send me an email with a request for the Dashing Deer Instruction Sheet.
Love the gorgeous Designer Series Paper? Stampin' Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper (DSP), and get one FREE! Message me for the flyer listing all the available DSP.
Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the August Paper Pumpkin kit. Don't forget to get your add on pack of cards and envelopes. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Not a subscriber already? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by September 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more!
If you have placed an order from me over the past year, you likely have already received a copy of the new 2019 Holiday Catalog in the mail. If you did not receive one, please contact me immediately and let's fix that. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and send you a copy of your very own. Chock full of inspiration and ideas. As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance whatsoever, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :) 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Simple Stamping Using Broadway Birthday Stamp Set

Hello, my crafty friends. As you may recall, last week I participated in the Paper Crafters Blog Hop. The theme was Happy Birthday! If you missed it, click HERE to take a look. 

When I am designing a card, I usually start with a pencil drawing of my initial thoughts. Sometimes an idea comes to me while I am riding the train on my way to or from work so I will use the Notes app and the cool "S Pen" on my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (did you know you can take long distance selfies with the S Pen, honest!) to sketch out the basics of the card. The next step is a trial run of the card front with just the images in black ink, or I might already have a color in mind and include some color. In designing this month's blog card, I had a LOT of different ideas and finally chose the card featured last week.

Today I thought I would share with you my runner up card. I thought it was a great example of a Simple Stamping card.
#simplestamping

Stampin' Up! is challenging demonstrators to show how easy it is to get started with just the basics: stamps, ink and paper!  I had so much fun just stamping!! Don't you love it! So therapeutic. You will see - just try it! The following are some details about my #simplestamping card.

Stamps:

  • Broadway Birthday Stamp Set (AC p. 67)

Ink:

  • Brights Classic Stampin' Ink Coastal Cabana (AC p. 162)
  • 2018-20 In Color Classic Stampin' Ink Lovely Lipstick (AC p. 164)
  • Stampin' Write Marker Basic Black (AC p. 163)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black (AC p. 180)
  • Craft Stampin' Ink Whisper White (AC p. 180)

Paper:

  • Note Cards & Envelopes (AC p. 168)

Now with this card I had challenged myself to add some techniques. How many can you find?

1. Kissing technique - I used the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder (AC p. 199) on the balloons instead of adding another stamp set to keep the supply cost down for replicating this card.

2.  Masking technique - I used a thin scrap of computer paper for masking the banner to:

a) split the balloon string to give dimension to the banner,
b) allow only the tassels of the party hat to line the top and bottom of the banner, and 
c) fill in gaps on the banner with the smaller shape

3. Mystery technique (There must be a name for this, but I have not found it) - I inked the party hats along the bottom of the card in Coastal Cabana and the tassels of the party hat in Lovely Lipstick.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I sure hope you have enjoyed my card featuring Broadway Birthday. Leave a comment below with a trail to find you so I can see your creations.


Stamp On!!

Sandy

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BUSINESS:

All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store. Do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD) -- you are still eligible to receive the detailed instruction sheet if your order was placed through my online store.

Bonus Days are back!! If you are unfamiliar with this promotion, for every $50 USD purchase before July 31 (before shipping and tax), you earned a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31. (NOT MUCH TIME LEFT. PLEASE HURRY!)
Extra, Extra! The promotion so nice, we named it twice. From July 1 until August 31, join my team - members will receive an additional $30 to put toward products in their Starter Kit. Then you will receive an EXTRA BONUS -- a $10 coupon code the following month. (AGAIN, NOT MUCH TIME LEFT. PLEASE HURRY!)
Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the August Paper Pumpkin kit. Don't forget to get your add on pack of cards and envelopes. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Not a subscriber already? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by September 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more!
If you placed an order from me over the past year, you likely have already received a copy of the new 2019 Holiday Catalog in the mail. If you did not receive one, please contact me immediately and let's fix that. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and send you a copy of your very own. Chock full of inspiration and ideas. As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance whatsoever, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :) 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Easy Handmade Birthday Card for the August Paper Crafting Blog Hop

Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the August Paper Crafting Blog Hop! I am participating in this blog hop with several fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the United States, Australia and United Kingdom. You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Amy Seigler's blog. Welcome one and all.

Happy Birthday! is the theme this month and I have chosen Broadway Birthday stamp set (AC p. 67) which was introduced in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog with the gorgeous Broadway Bound DSP featuring lots of gold, the now retired Lemon Lime Twist, and the 2018-20 in color Lovely Lipstick (and coordinated with the June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit). Some really cute cards have been made with that collection so I thought we should show this set some new love.
The marquee die cut is from the coordinating Broadway Lights die collection (AC p. 191) and popped up with several Stampin' Dimensionals for height and stability. I picked this small gingham print in Coastal Cabana from the Brights 6x6 DSP pack (AC p. 162) for the background. Love the sparkly, adhesive-backed Glitter Enamel dots in graduating sizes. 
I really spiced up the inside of my card with the birthday hats and candle. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is a combination of the Well Said stamp set (AC p. 47) and the Well Written dies (AC p. 197).

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I sure hope you have enjoyed my card featuring Broadway Birthday. Leave a comment below with a trail to find you so I can see your creations. Do not forget to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Terri Stewart.
This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links to keep you on track:


Sandy Ward  [YOU ARE HERE]


Stamp On!!

Sandy

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BUSINESS:

All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store. If you are interested in the detailed instruction sheet with measurements, please send me an email or contact me on Facebook after placing your $20 or more order through my online store. Do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD) -- you are still eligible to receive the detailed instruction sheet if your order was placed through my online store.
Bonus Days are back!! If you are unfamiliar with this promotion, for every $50 USD purchase before July 31 (before shipping and tax), you earned a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31.
sandee904.stampinup.net
Extra, Extra! The promotion so nice, we named it twice. From July 1 until August 31, join my team - members will receive an additional $30 to put toward products in their Starter Kit. Then you will receive an EXTRA BONUS -- a $10 coupon code the following month.
sandee904.stampinup.net
Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the August Paper Pumpkin kit. Don't forget to get your add on pack of cards and envelopes. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Not a subscriber already? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by September 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more!
If you placed an order from me over the past year, you will receive a copy of the new 2019 Holiday Catalog in the mail soon (if you don't have it already). If you did not receive one, please contact me immediately and let's fix that. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and get a copy of your very own. Chock full of inspiration and ideas. As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance whatsoever, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :) 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Daisy Delight Handmade Card for PCC346 Color Challenge

Hello, my crafty friends. This week I thought I would go outside my comfort zone and give a color challenge a try. If you follow my Facebook page with any regulatory, you know that I follow the weekly sketch challenges by Paper Craft Crew, and this week's challenge (PCC346) is a color challenge to use 3 of 4 colors: a bright yellow (Pineapple Punch), a bright green (Granny Apple Green), a blue (Blueberry Bushel) and a reddish orange (Poppy Parade).
PCC346
As soon as I saw these colors, I knew that this was the card that I would create, and that I would use all 4 colors!
Daisy Delight Handmade Card for PCC346 Color Challenge
This card features the large daisy from the Daisy Delight stamp set (AC p. 96) in Pineapple Punch and a splash of Poppy Parade for the center and punched using the coordinating Daisy Punch (AC p. 187). The Stitched Oval (#1, largest of the 4 dies) embellishment is framed with the Oval Scallop (#1, largest of the 7 dies) in Blueberry Bushel. I stamped the small trio of flowers in Pineapple Punch, layered on a strip of Granny Apple Green, topping a strip of the Buffalo Check background stamp (AC p. 156) in Blueberry Bushel to create the bottom border.

I opted to use the Scripty 3D embossing folder (AC p. 199) for the background instead of flowers or leaves, and I decided to leave off the sentiment on the front to allow for an any-occasion sentiment on the inside.

This is really a simple card and I hope my paper crafty friends will give it a try! I would love to see your creations. Thanks to the Paper Craft Crew for the opportunity to go outside my comfort zone in creating a card from a color scheme before selecting the stamp set!


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Sandy

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All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean  Stampin' Up! demonstrator).  Please use the August Host Code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store. If you are interested in the detailed instruction sheet with measurements, please send me an email or contact me on Facebook after placing your $20 or more order through my online store. Do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD)  -- you are still eligible to receive the detailed instruction sheet if your order was placed through my online store.
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If you placed an order from me last year, you are all set to receive a copy of the upcoming 2019 Holiday Catalog in the mail.  If you do not receive one by the go live date of September 4, please contact me immediately and let's fix that. Chock full of inspiration and ideas. As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance whatsoever, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :)