Wednesday, November 17, 2021

November Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Happy Holly-Days Stamp Set and Bundle



Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the December Paper Crafting Blog Hop! I am participating in this blog hop with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the globe! You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Joy Nelson's blog. Great project, Joy! Welcome one and all.

The theme for this month's blog hop is December Holidays. Recently, I have been gearing up my holiday cardmaking to get those Christmas cards ready to mail. The card I am sharing today uses the Happy Holly-Days Stamp Set (p. 27 of the July-Dec 2021 Catalog) and the Holly Border Punch (which is bundle priced during this catalog).

The card base is a top fold, landscape A2 (8 1/2" x 11" sheet, cut in half at 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4") in Shaded Spruce cardstock. On Basic White cardstock (cut 5 1/4" x 4"), punch the row of holly using the Holly Border Punch along the bottom edge twice. (Tip: Line up the outer edges by viewing from the back side of the punch.) Layer onto a slightly smaller piece of Real Red Cardstock. And it is hard to see from this photo, but I punched out the leaves and stems in scraps of Shaded Spruce and paper pieced in the holly leaves and stems. The red berries were too many different sizes for paper piecing, and that is why I used the Real Red cardstock layer. 

The bird is stamped in Early Espresso and the beak is colored with a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker. The 1/2" strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock hides my birds feet. You could move the bird up a "smidge" (a really technical term for just a bit) so the bird's feet rest on the strip, but I felt the bird needed a "resting" place.

A simple Red Rhinestone adds a festive splash!!

How are you doing so far with your holiday cardmaking? Hope you are closing in on the finish line. After the Thanksgiving holiday (U.S.) next week, I plan to move onto gift tags and packaging projects. Come back anytime to see what I am working on.

So, now it is time to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Maureen Rauchfuss.


Here is a list of our blog hoppers this month:
BUSINESS NEWS

MONTHLY WORKSHOP REMINDER
(Date: TBD)
If you follow me on Facebook, I will let everyone know as soon as I figure out when we will be able to get together next.

Keep motivated and crafting this month - I am so looking forward to seeing your creations. Take a picture of the cards you make and share with us all in the comments during my Facebook Live. For everyone that places an order of $25 or more using the monthly host code (see the sidebar), I will send you the following month's (December) workshop card kits in advance of the workshop.

PAPER PUMPKIN
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!
START WITH SAVINGS
(November 4, 2021 - November 30, 2021) 
There’s no better time than November for you to transition into a Stampin' Up!! demonstrator. This program is designed to start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings! If you have been thinking about it, message me for details. 

SEASONAL SALE BEGINS NOVEMBER 16
*f/k/a ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA
Check back next week for more details, but you do not want to miss this 3-day sale of select product - just in time for your holiday shopping.

CLEARANCE RACK
(Shop Now & Save!!)
Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack every week for great opportunities to collect retired/discontinued Stampin' Up! product. New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. If you need more information about the Clearance Rack, send me a message. Here's my pick for the week - Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack!!

2021 MINI CATALOG
(August 3, 2021 - January 3, 2022)
If you have placed an order from me over the past year, should have received a copy of the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog (formerly called the Holiday Mini Catalog) in the mail. Message me for a copy. (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

2021-22 ANNUAL CATALOG
(May 4, 2021 - May 2, 2022)
If you do not already have a copy of the 2021-22 Annual Catalog, and 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! (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :)


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Quick and Easy Holiday Card featuring Candy Canes Cling Stamp

Hello my crafty friends! I think you can agree that now that November is finally here, it is time to begin making our holiday cards - for real. Let's start off pretty simple and easy with the Candy Canes Cling Stamp.


The card base is a side fold, landscape A2 (8 1/2" x 11" sheet, scored at 4 1/4" and cut in half at 5 1/2") in Basic White cardstock. The candy canes are stamped in Real Red ink on Basic White cardstock cut 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and layered on Real Red cardstock cut 3 3/4" x 5".

The "Seasons Greetings" sentiment is from the Time of Giving stamp set stamped in Real Red on Basic White cardstock cut 1 1/8" x 2 1/2" and layered on Real Red cardstock die cut from the Stitched Rectangles (scrap @ least 1 1/2" x 2 3/4").

The bow is a fake bow created by tying a piece of Linen Thread around a scrap of the Real Red Sheer Ribbon. A couple of holly leaves from the Holly Punch is the finishing touch.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope my project has inspired your creativity.  I would love to see what you have created. Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you so I can find your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it.

Also, be sure to check out the Business News section below - there is lots of information and updates to share.

Stamp On!!

Sandy

✂️✂️✂️ #ilovepapercrafts ✂️✂️✂️ 

sandee904@yahoo.com
sandee904.stampinup.net | sandee904.blogspot.com
Facebook: stampinwithsandee | Instagram/Pinterest: sandee904

SUPPLIES/CARD DETAILS
All the supplies used to create this card can be ordered through my online store. Click here for a link to the Candy Canes Holiday Card project.

Stamps:
 
CANDY CANES CLING STAMP SET
Candy Canes Cling Stamp Set • Item# 156373
                                              
TIME OF GIVING CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)
Time of Giving Cling Stamp Set • Item# 156509  

Ink:
Brights Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Real Red • Item# 147084

Paper:
Brights Collection Cardstock Real Red • Item# 102482
Brights Collection Cardstock Shaded Spruce • Item# 146981
Basic White Cardstock • Item# 159276

Accessories/Tools:
Holly Border Punch • Item# 156379 (currently Low Inventory) | Bundle pricing with Happy Holly-Days Stamp Set • Item# 156777 (Not used in the making of this card)
Stitched Rectangle Dies • Item# 151820
Real Red 3/8" Sheer Ribbon • Item# 153535
Linen Thread • Item# 104199

Don't forget your favorite adhesive - Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813 or Multipurpose Liquid Glue • Item# 110755 and Stampin' Dimensionals behind the embellishment build • Item# 104430.

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 Host Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD).
Expiring November 30, 2021

If your order is over $100, you might want to consider taking advantage of the opportunity to become a demonstrator. Click here or private message me in your favorite method of communication so I can relay all the details for you to make an informed decision.
Would you like to receive the recipe with step-by-step directions for today's card? Private message me and ask for the "Candy Canes Holiday Card 1121" Instruction Sheet.

BUSINESS NEWS

MONTHLY WORKSHOP REMINDER
(Date: TBD)
If you follow me on Facebook, I will let everyone know as soon as I figure out when we will be able to get together next.

Keep motivated and crafting this month - I am so looking forward to seeing your creations. Take a picture of the cards you make and share with us all in the comments during my Facebook Live. For everyone that places an order of $25 or more using the monthly host code (see the sidebar), I will send you the following month's (December) workshop card kits in advance of the workshop.

PAPER PUMPKIN
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!
START WITH SAVINGS
(November 4, 2021 - November 30, 2021) 
There’s no better time than November for you to transition into a Stampin' Up!! demonstrator. This program is designed to start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings! If you have been thinking about it, message me for details. 

SEASONAL SALE BEGINS NOVEMBER 16
*f/k/a ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA
Check back next week for more details, but you do not want to miss this 3-day sale of select product - just in time for your holiday shopping.

CLEARANCE RACK
(Shop Now & Save!!)
Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack every week for great opportunities to collect retired/discontinued Stampin' Up! product. New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. If you need more information about the Clearance Rack, send me a message. Here's my pick for the week - Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack!!

2021 MINI CATALOG
(August 3, 2021 - January 3, 2022)
If you have placed an order from me over the past year, should have received a copy of the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog (formerly called the Holiday Mini Catalog) in the mail. Message me for a copy. (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

2021-22 ANNUAL CATALOG
(May 4, 2021 - May 2, 2022)
If you do not already have a copy of the 2021-22 Annual Catalog, and 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! (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :)

Friday, October 8, 2021

Seriously, Just One More Quick and Easy Card Featuring Cutest Halloween Stamp Set

Hello my crafty friends! I know I said last week just one more quick and easy card featuring the Cutest Halloween stamp set, but I thought - why not another! I think you will agree it is totally cute.


The card base is a side fold, portrait A2 (8 1/2" x 11" sheet, scored at 4 1/4" and cut in half at 5 1/2") in Old Olive cardstock. The next layer is a sheet from Cute Halloween DSP, cut 4" x 5 1/4", and then cut across the center a little more than half resulting in two pieces measuring 3" and 2 1/4" across. Adhere the larger piece on the bottom and the smaller on top. Use two scraps of coordinating color strips of varying widths to cover the seam. 

Here's more: I found the spider web and the sentiment from the Banner Year Stamp Set (AC p. 95). Embellishment assist by the Layering Circles Dies and my favorite ribbon! The super cute skeleton is fussy cut from a scrap of the Cute Halloween DSP.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope my project has inspired your creativity.  I would love to see what you have created. Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you so I can find your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it.

Also, be sure to check out the Business News section below - there is lots of information and updates to share.

Stamp On!!

Sandy

✂️✂️✂️ #ilovepapercrafts ✂️✂️✂️ 

sandee904@yahoo.com
sandee904.stampinup.net | sandee904.blogspot.com
Facebook: stampinwithsandee | Instagram/Pinterest: sandee904

SUPPLIES/CARD DETAILS

All the supplies used to create this card can be ordered through my online store.

Stamps:
Cutest Halloween Stamp Set • Item# 156480 | Bundle pricing with the Halloween Punch • Item# 156483
Banner Year Stamp Set • Item# 158239

Ink:

Memento (R) Tuxedo Black Pad • Item# 132708
Basics Collection Stampin' Write Marker Basic Black • Item# 100082

Paper:
Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper • Item# 156479
Regals Collection Cardstock Old Olive • Item# 100702
Basic Black Cardstock • Item# 121045
Basic White Cardstock • Item# 159276

Accessories/Tools:
Halloween Punch • Item# 156482 | Bundle pricing with Cutest Halloween Stamp Set • Item# 156483 (Not used in the making of this card)
Layering Circes Dies • Item# 151770
Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon • Item# 156485

Don't forget your favorite adhesive - Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813 or Multipurpose Liquid Glue • Item# 110755.

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 Host Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD)
Expiring October 31, 2021

If your order is over $100, you might want to consider taking advantage of the opportunity to become a demonstrator. Click here or private message me in your favorite method of communication so I can relay all the details for you to make an informed decision.
Would you like to receive the recipe with detailed dimensions and directions for today's card? Private message me and ask for the "Cutest Halloween 1006" Instruction Sheet.

BUSINESS NEWS

MONTHLY WORKSHOP REMINDER
(Date: TBD)
If you follow me on Facebook, I will let everyone know as soon as I can figure out when we will be able to get together next.
Keep motivated and crafting this month - I am so looking forward to seeing your creations. Take a picture of the cards you make and share with us all in the comments during my Facebook Live. For everyone that places an order of $25 or more using the monthly host code (see the sidebar), I will send you the following month's (November) workshop card kits in advance of the workshop.

PAPER PUMPKIN
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!
Subscribe by October 10, 2021

CLEARANCE RACK
(Shop Now & Save!!)
Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack every week for great opportunities to collect retired/discontinued Stampin' Up! product. New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. If you need more information about the Clearance Rack, send me a message. Here's my pick for the week - Apple Builder Punch!! Remember this also makes a super cute pumpkin.

2021 MINI CATALOG - NOW LIVE!!
(August 3, 2021 - January 3, 2022)
If you have placed an order from me over the past year, should have received a copy of the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog (formerly called the Holiday Mini Catalog) in the mail recently. Message me for a copy. (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

2021-22 ANNUAL CATALOG
(May 4, 2021 - May 2, 2022)
If you do not already have a copy of the 2021-22 Annual Catalog, and 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! (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Just One More Quick and Easy Card Featuring Cutest Halloween Stamp Set

Hello my crafty friends! How about just one more quick and easy card featuring the Cutest Halloween stamp set!! I have a couple of punches lined up to help out.

The card base is a side fold, portrait A2 (8 1/2" x 11" sheet, scored at 4 1/4" and cut in half at 5 1/2") in Highland Heather cardstock. The next layer is a sheet from Cute Halloween DSP, cut 4" x 5 1/4", and then cut in a little more than half resulting in two pieces measuring 2 1/2" and 1 1/2" across. Adhere the wider piece (2 1/2") on the left side of the front panel, then flip the narrow piece (1 1/2") and adhere to the right side of the front panel. A thin strip of Highland Heather (approximately 1/4") will hide the seam perfectly. Don't forget to color the "candy" with various Stampin' Blends.

To decorate the card front, I used the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch to frame the three windows of Halloween cuteness. The traditional Halloween chant of "trick or treat" is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white on a build of the Heart Punch Pack.

I am still gathering everyone's ideas for our holiday card making. Plus this Saturday, October 2, is World Card Making Day. I was thinking about a quick Facebook Live in the morning to stamp a card and chat about what everyone else is making.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope my project has inspired your creativity.  I would love to see what you have created. Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you so I can find your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it.

Also, be sure to check out the Business News section below - there is lots of information and updates to share.

Stamp On!!

Sandy

✂️✂️✂️ #ilovepapercrafts ✂️✂️✂️ 
sandee904@yahoo.com
sandee904.stampinup.net | sandee904.blogspot.com
Facebook: stampinwithsandee | Instagram/Pinterest: sandee904

SUPPLIES/CARD DETAILS

All the supplies used to create this card can be ordered through my online store.

Stamps:

Cutest Halloween Stamp Set • Item# 156480 | Bundle pricing with the Halloween Punch • Item# 156483

Ink:


Regals Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Pumpkin Pie • Item# 147086
Brights Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Daffodil Delight • Item# 147094
Neutrals Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Crumb Cake • Item# 147116
Memento (R) Tuxedo Black Pad • Item# 132708
Assortment of Orange, Yellow, Purple and Green Stampin' Blends

Paper:


Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper • Item# 156479
Subtles Collection Cardstock • Item# 146986
Basic Black Cardstock • Item# 121045
Basic White Cardstock • Item# 159276

Accessories/Tools:


Halloween Punch • Item# 156482 | Bundle pricing with Cutest Halloween Stamp Set • Item# 156483
Heart Punch Pack • Item# 151292
Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch • Item# 152709
Stampin' Emboss Powders Basics (black, clear, white) •  Item# 155554
VersaMark Pad • Item# 102283

Don't forget your favorite adhesive - Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813 or Multipurpose Liquid Glue • Item# 110755.

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 Host Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD).

Expiring September 30, 2021

If your order is over $100, you might want to consider taking advantage of the opportunity to become a demonstrator. Click here or private message me in your favorite method of communication so I can relay all the details for you to make an informed decision.

Would you like to receive the recipe with detailed dimensions and directions for today's card? Private message me and ask for the "Cutest Halloween 0929" Instruction Sheet.


BUSINESS NEWS

MONTHLY WORKSHOP REMINDER
(Date: TBD)

If you follow me on Facebook, I will let everyone know as soon as I can figure out when we will be able to get together next.

Keep motivated and crafting this month - I am so looking forward to seeing your creations. Take a picture of the cards you make and share with us all in the comments during my Facebook Live. For everyone that places an order of $25 or more using the monthly host code (see the sidebar), I will send you the following month's (October) workshop card kits in advance of the workshop.

PAPER PUMPKIN

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!

Subscribe by October 10, 2021

2021 MINI CATALOG - NOW LIVE!!
(August 3, 2021 - January 3, 2022)

If you have placed an order from me over the past year, should have received a copy of the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog (formerly called the Holiday Mini Catalog) in the mail recently. Message me for a copy. (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG - Ending soon!!
(August 3, 2021 - September 30, 2021)

I am sure you all know about Stampin' Up!'s premier promotion -- Sale-A-Bration! Well, this is the Second Sale-A-Bration of the year. Isn't that exciting. If you received the July-December Mini Catalog, you were also on the list to receive the SAB catalog. Of course, if you did not receive these, please message me for your very own copy!

Sale-A-Bration ("SAB") is Stampin' Up!'s way to thank its customers and demonstrators.

  o  SHOP - For every $50 spent on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping), choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. There’s no limit! Choose something amazing for free with every $50 purchase, or spend $100 for access to the fabulous Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set!

  o  HOST - Place a party order or personal order of $300 or more to earn the exclusive In Your Words Hostess Stamp Set for FREE. These sentiments are excellent and the fonts are beautiful as always!!

  o  JOIN - In addition to enjoying discounts and the creativity of many Stampin' Up! demonstrators, build your own Starter Kit by picking $125 worth of products for just $99, and you will also receive for FREE your choice from 12 select Bundles. I would love for you to join my team! Click "JOIN" or message me for complete details.

2021-22 ANNUAL CATALOG
(May 4, 2021 - May 2, 2022)

If you do not already have a copy of the 2021-22 Annual Catalog, and 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! (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Quick and Easy Card Featuring Cutest Halloween Stamp Set

Hello my crafty friends! Can you believe September is almost over? Recently I  have taken some time off from blogging, but I am ready to knuckle down and get cranking on some cards. Let's start with this cute Halloween fun fold card.

The card base is a side fold, portrait A2 (5 1/2" x 11" sheet, scored at 1 3/4", 5 1/2", 9 3/4") in Basic Gray cardstock. These score lines (and following measurements) were shared by fellow SU Demonstrator Dena Rekow in her August video. Be sure to burnish these score lines with a bone folder. The final card size will be 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and fits in our medium envelopes.

The DSP pieces are cut 1 1/2" x 5 1/4", 1" x 5 1/4", 3 1/2" x 5 1/4". I think you will see where these pieces will fit nicely on the card panels, and be sure to watch the direction of the images on your DSP. The belly band is a 1" x 11" strip of Basic Gray, topped with a die panel from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

It is time to start planning those holiday cards my friends! I am going to trying to focus mainly on holiday cards from now until the Christmas.If you need help designing a card with supplied you have on hand, let me know - I would love to help. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope my project has inspired your creativity.  I would love to see what you have created. Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you so I can find your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it.

Also, be sure to check out the Business News section below - there is lots of information and updates to share.


Stamp On!!

Sandy
✂️✂️✂️ #ilovepapercrafts ✂️✂️✂️ 

sandee904@yahoo.com
sandee904.stampinup.net | sandee904.blogspot.com
Facebook: stampinwithsandee | Instagram/Pinterest: sandee904


SUPPLIES/CARD DETAILS
All the supplies used to create this card can be ordered through my online store.

Stamps:
Cutest Halloween Stamp Set • Item# 156480 | Bundle pricing with the Halloween Punch • Item# 156483

Ink:
Subtles Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Highland Heather • Item# 147103
Memento (R) Tuxedo Black Pad • Item# 132708
Assortment of Orange and Yellow Stampin' Blends

Paper:
Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper • Item# 156479
Basic Gray Cardstock • Item# 121044
Basic White Cardstock • Item# 159276

Accessories/Tools:
Halloween Punch • Item# 156482 | Bundle pricing with Cutest Halloween Stamp Set • Item# 156483
Stitched So Sweetly Dies • Item# 151690

Don't forget your favorite adhesive - Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813 or Multipurpose Liquid Glue • Item# 110755.

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 Host Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD).
If your order is over $100, you might want to consider taking advantage of the opportunity to become a demonstrator. Click here or private message me in your favorite method of communication so I can relay all the details for you to make an informed decision.

Would you like to receive the recipe with detailed dimensions and directions for today's card? Private message me and ask for the "Cutest Halloween 0922" Instruction Sheet.


BUSINESS NEWS

MONTHLY WORKSHOP REMINDER
(Date: TBD)
If you follow me on Facebook, I will let everyone know as soon as I can figure out when we will be able to get together next.

Keep motivated and crafting this month - I am so looking forward to seeing your creations. Take a picture of the cards you make and share with us all in the comments during my Facebook Live. For everyone that places an order of $25 or more using the monthly host code (see the sidebar), I will send you the following month's (October) workshop card kits in advance of the workshop.

PAPER PUMPKIN
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 September10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more!
2021 MINI CATALOG - NOW LIVE!!
(August 3, 2021 - January 3, 2022)
If you have placed an order from me over the past year, should have received a copy of the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog (formerly called the Holiday Mini Catalog) in the mail recently. Message me for a copy. (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG - ENDS SOON!!
(August 3, 2021 - September 30, 2021)
I am sure you all know about Stampin' Up!'s premier promotion -- Sale-A-Bration! Well, this is the Second Sale-A-Bration of the year. Isn't that exciting. If you received the July-December Mini Catalog, you were also on the list to receive the SAB catalog. Of course, if you did not receive these, please message me for your very own copy!

Sale-A-Bration ("SAB") is Stampin' Up!'s way to thank its customers and demonstrators.

  o  SHOP - For every $50 spent on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping), choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. There’s no limit! Choose something amazing for free with every $50 purchase, or spend $100 for access to the fabulous Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set!

  o  HOST - Place a party order or personal order of $300 or more to earn the exclusive In Your Words Hostess Stamp Set for FREE. These sentiments are excellent and the fonts are beautiful as always!!

  o  JOIN - In addition to enjoying discounts and the creativity of many Stampin' Up! demonstrators, build your own Starter Kit by picking $125 worth of products for just $99, and you will also receive for FREE your choice from 12 select Bundles. I would love for you to join my team! Click "JOIN" or message me for complete details.

2021-22 ANNUAL CATALOG
(May 4, 2021 - May 2, 2022)
If you do not already have a copy of the 2021-22 Annual Catalog, and 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! (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :) 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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 fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the globe! You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Sandra Roberts' blog. Fantastic project, Sandra! Welcome one and all.

This month our projects will center around punches which was a great choice for me since I have been featuring punches in my weekly cards throughout the pandemic. Here's my card using three (3) punches: Flowers & Leaves punch, Label Me Fancy punch and Banners Pick a Punch. Shhhh, there is also a wee bit of fussy cutting - I hope you don't mind.

The card base is a side fold, portrait A2 (8 1/2" x 11" sheet, scored at 4 1/4" and cut in half at 5 1/2") in Mint Macaron cardstock. The next layer is Basic White cardstock, cut 3 3/4" x 5" and stamped with the large flower cluster image from Flowers of Friendship inked in Soft Succulent. The Designer Series Paper is from the Hand-Penned 12" x 12" DSP cut 4" x 1 1/4". 

Punch #1 - Flowers & Leaves Punch
On a scrap of Pale Papaya cardstock, I stamped the flowers, twice, using Cinnamon Cider ink. I fussy cut one set of three flowers and the second set I punched the center petal of the flower using the small flower on the Flowers & Leaves punch. Just a small amount of trimming to get the petal to look just right and centered on those fussy cut flowers.

On a scrap of Mint Macaron cardstock, I stamped the leaves using Soft Succulent ink. A 1" x 4 1/4" strip is long enough to punch all four leaves following the pattern in this picture.

Tip for punching out the leaves: With the back side of the punch facing you, bring the strip of the small leaves into the punch from the left side, and then the larger leaf into the punch from the right side. Perfect!!

*The second strip in the image shows how the Just Jade looks on the Mint Macaron cardstock. I liked the Soft Succulent better.

Punch #2 - Label Me Fancy Punch
I believe that this is my...Favorite. Punch. Ever. And, I just don't use it enough. It is great for sentiments. This time I am using the punch vertically. The teeny, tiny hole is also part of this punch. For depth, I added two more punches of Vellum Cardstock and a short 1/2" strip of Pale Papaya in the back. String all of these together using the White 1/4" (6.4 MM) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (with a hint of Pale Papaya ink from my fingers - so I just went with it!) and Linen Thread tied at the base of the ribbon to secure it.

Punch #3 - Banners Pick a Punch
The 1/2" strip of Pale Papaya cardstock peeks out of the bottom of the sentiment build and is flagged using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Whew. That is all there is to it! So, now it is time to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Joy Nelson.

This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links in case you find yourself off track:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope my project has inspired your creativity. Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you so I can find your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it.

Also, be sure to check out the Business News section below - there is lots of information and updates to share.


Stamp On!!

Sandy
✂️✂️✂️ #ilovepapercrafts ✂️✂️✂️ 

sandee904@yahoo.com
sandee904.stampinup.net | sandee904.blogspot.com
Facebook: stampinwithsandee | Instagram/Pinterest: sandee904


SUPPLIES/CARD DETAILS
All the supplies used to create this card can be ordered through my online store.

Stamps:
Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set • Item# 154510 | Bundle Item# 155590* includes the Flowers & Leaves Punch 

Ink:
2021-23 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Succulent • Item# 155778
2021-23 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Pale Papaya • Item# 155670 (tiny flower on sentiment tag + to color the ribbon!!)
2020-22 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Cinnamon Cider • Item# 153114

Paper:
Hand-Penned 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper • Item# 155499
Subtles Collection Mint Macaron Cardstock • Item# 138337
Basic White Cardstock • Item# 159276
2021-23 In Color Collection Cardstock Assortment • Item# 155643 (Pale Papaya)
Vellum Cardstock • Item# 101856 

Accessories/Tools:
Flowers & Leaves Punch • Item# 155373 | Bundle Item# 155590* includes Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set
Label Me Fancy Punch • Item# 151297
Banners Pick a Punch • Item# 153608
White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon • Item# 151326 
Linen Thread • Item# 104199

Don't forget your favorite adhesive. I recommend Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813 and Multipurpose Liquid Glue • Item# 110755 for this project. Hard to see, but I did use Stampin' Dimensionals on this project behind the embellishment build • Item104430.

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 Host Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD).
If your order is over $100, you might want to consider taking advantage of the opportunity to become a demonstrator. Click here for more information on joining Stampin' Up! or private message me in your favorite method of communication so I can relay all the details for you to make an informed decision.

Would you like to receive the recipe with all dimensions and detailed directions for today's card? Private message me and ask for the "Flowers of Friendship 08PCM" Instruction Sheet.


BUSINESS NEWS

MONTHLY WORKSHOP REMINDER
(Date: August 28, 2021 @ 11:00 A.M. ET via Facebook Live)
This month we will be creating a quick and easy card with the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch. If you do not have the stamp set or punch, the card design will be simple to transfer to images and papers from your personal collection

Keep motivated and crafting this month - I am so looking forward to seeing your creations. Take a picture of the cards you make and share with us all in the comments during my Facebook Live. For everyone that places an order of $25 or more using the monthly host code (see the sidebar), I will send you the next month's (September) workshop card kits in advance of the workshop.

PAPER PUMPKIN
Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the August 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 September 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more!
2021 MINI CATALOG - NOW LIVE!!
(August 3, 2021 - January 3, 2022)
If you have placed an order from me over the past year, should have received a copy of the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog (formerly called the Holiday Mini Catalog) in the mail recently. Message me for a copy. (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG - NOW LIVE!!
(August 3, 2021 - September 30, 2021)
I am sure you all know about Stampin' Up!'s premier promotion -- Sale-A-Bration! Well, this is the Second Sale-A-Bration of the year. Isn't that exciting. If you received the July-December Mini Catalog, you were also on the list to receive the SAB catalog. Of course, if you did not receive these, please message me for your very own copy!

Sale-A-Bration ("SAB") is Stampin' Up!'s way to thank its customers and demonstrators.

  o  SHOP - For every $50 spent on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping), choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. There’s no limit! Choose something amazing for free with every $50 purchase, or spend $100 for access to the fabulous Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set!

  o  HOST - Place a party order or personal order of $300 or more to earn the exclusive In Your Words Hostess Stamp Set for FREE. These sentiments are excellent and the fonts are beautiful as always!!

  o  JOIN - In addition to enjoying discounts and the creativity of many Stampin' Up! demonstrators, build your own Starter Kit by picking $125 worth of products for just $99, and you will also receive for FREE your choice from 12 select Bundles. I would love for you to join my team! Click "JOIN" or message me for complete details.

2021-22 ANNUAL CATALOG
(May 4, 2021 - May 2, 2022)
If you do not already have a copy of the 2021-22 Annual Catalog, and 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! (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :)

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Simple Stamping Challenge Featuring the Free SAB Textures & Frames Stamp Set

Hello my crafty friends! Hope you have had an opportunity to see the new mini catalog and 2nd Sale-A-Bration catalog. I know!! 2nd Sale-A-Bration!! WOOHOO!! 

I haven't shared a simple stamping card in a couple of months so I thought I would create a card today using the parameters of the Simple Stamping Challenge. August is back to the true basics: stamps, ink and paper. The theme can be anything, but the project must feature a Sale-A-Bration (SAB) item. There are so many awesome free products in the SAB catalog - tough choice. I picked the Textures & Frames stamp set, which may not be at the top of your wish list. I think it is the "sleeper" of the catalog. You should reconsider selecting Textures & Frames stamp set.
#simplestamping

The card base is a side fold, portrait A2 (8 1/2" x 11" sheet, scored at 4 1/4" and cut in half at 5 1/2") in Basic White cardstock. I chose the brushstrokes image to make the pattern along the left side of the card base. The circle image is stamped a little lower than midway on the right side. The sentiment is from one of my favorite holiday stamp sets, Banner Year. You can see I broke up the sentiment so that it would fit inside the circle. Then I scattered a couple leaves around the sentiment circle and one falling leaf. Super cute.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope my project has inspired your creativity.  I would love to see what you have created. Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you so I can find your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it.

Also, be sure to check out the Business News section below - there is lots of information and updates to share.

Stamp On!!
Sandy
✂️✂️✂️ #ilovepapercrafts ✂️✂️✂️ 
sandee904@yahoo.com
sandee904.stampinup.net | sandee904.blogspot.com
Facebook: stampinwithsandee | Instagram/Pinterest: sandee904

SUPPLIES/CARD DETAILS
All the supplies used to create this card can be ordered through my online store.

Stamps:
Banner Year Stamp Set • Item# 158239
Textures & Frames Stamp Set • SAB Item# 156616 (Free with $50 purchase-See details in the Business Section below)

Ink:
2021-23 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Succulent • Item# 155778
2021-23 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Evening Evergreen • Item# 155576

Paper:
Basic White Cardstock • Item# 159276

Accessories/Tools:
*None
You won't even need your favorite adhesive - Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813 or Multipurpose Liquid Glue • Item# 110755.

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 Host Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD).
Expiring August 31, 2021

If your order is over $100, you might want to consider taking advantage of the opportunity to become a demonstrator. Click here or private message me in your favorite method of communication so I can relay all the details for you to make an informed decision.
Would you like to receive the recipe with all dimensions and detailed directions for today's card? Private message me and ask for the "Textures and Frames 0811" Instruction Sheet.

BUSINESS NEWS

MONTHLY WORKSHOP REMINDER
(Date: TBD)
If you follow me on Facebook, I will let everyone know as soon as I can figure out when we will be able to get together.

Keep motivated and crafting this month - I am so looking forward to seeing your creations. Take a picture of the cards you make and share with us all in the comments during my Facebook Live. For everyone that places an order of $25 or more using the monthly host code (see the sidebar), I will send you the next month's (September) workshop card kits in advance of the workshop.

PAPER PUMPKIN
Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the August 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 September 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more!
Subscribe by September 10, 2021

2021 MINI CATALOG - NOW LIVE!!
(August 3, 2021 - January 3, 2022)
If you have placed an order from me over the past year, should have received a copy of the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog (formerly called the Holiday Mini Catalog) in the mail recently. Message me for a copy. (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG - NOW LIVE!!
(August 3, 2021 - September 30, 2021)
I am sure you all know about Stampin' Up!'s premier promotion -- Sale-A-Bration! Well, this is the Second Sale-A-Bration of the year. Isn't that exciting. If you received the July-December Mini Catalog, you were also on the list to receive the SAB catalog. Of course, if you did not receive these, please message me for your very own copy!

Sale-A-Bration ("SAB") is Stampin' Up!'s way to thank its customers and demonstrators.
  o  SHOP - For every $50 spent on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping), choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. There’s no limit! Choose something amazing for free with every $50 purchase, or spend $100 for access to the fabulous Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set!
  o  HOST - Place a party order or personal order of $300 or more to earn the exclusive In Your Words Hostess Stamp Set for FREE. These sentiments are excellent and the fonts are beautiful as always!!
  o  JOIN - In addition to enjoying discounts and the creativity of many Stampin' Up! demonstrators, build your own Starter Kit by picking $125 worth of products for just $99, and you will also receive for FREE your choice from 12 select Bundles. I would love for you to join my team! Click "JOIN" or message me for complete details.

2021-22 ANNUAL CATALOG
(May 4, 2021 - May 2, 2022)
If you do not already have a copy of the 2021-22 Annual Catalog, and 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! (Click the link on the sidebar for a virtual copy.)

As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :)