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STAMPIN' THURSDAY - USING INK PADS TO MAKE YOUR CARD - FEATURING SCALLOPED CONTOURS DIES

 



Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for those who have supported me on this journey in papercrafting and teaching.

Today, I wanted to post a card made at one of my Stampin' Thursday Sessions. This fun and happy card was made using the 2021-2023 IN COLORS ink. I've inked some 1" ink spots and used them to design this card.

Other techniques include powder embossing the "Birthday" sentiment in white (part of the Biggest wish stamp set) and die cutting with the Scalloped Contours dies.

Below are the material used to make this card for you convenience. Watch my Youtube video for instructions.

Below are the colors I used to make the stripes on the card.

Ink List

Below are what I used for the embossing, stamping and die cutting.

Tools & Materials List

Thanks for reading my post. If you do decide to purchase any of items above, please make sure to use one my shopping links and that I'm listed as your demonstrator and that the current HOST CODE is in your shopping list. You'll receive a handmade card and some goodies!



Christmas Cookies Card - December's Easy Peasy - featuring Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper

 


This cookie card is great for those of us watching our calorie intake. They're also great for those of us who intend on giving out cookies as gifts to others. What's great is that they are easy and quick using the Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! You can use the Essential Tag punch or similar and the Gold trim or similar. I've included a tools/materials list below should you want to replicate this card.

OR.. skip the shopping and register for my December Easy Peasy class by 12/1/21

Stampin' Up November Seasonal Sale

 


One of the reasons I LOVE Stampin' Up is the coordinating cardstock and ink. My cards look so much more professional with the coordinating colors. I realized that all the color paper and ink colors I purchased from my local craft stores (M... and J...) left me spending WAY too much time figuring out how to match colors instead of having fun making the cards.

How to earn FREE products during SALE-A-BRATION!



The long awaited Sale-A-Bration is finally here! Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotions of the year! From August 3 - September 30, 2021 you can earn free exclusive products with your purchases (or pool with a friend or host a party for added rewards). Earn even more by joining the team as a demonstrator!

Check out this video below to see the free gifts offered. Some of them also coordinate with products from the Annual Catalogue (doubly useful and cool).



What do I need to do to earn free products?
During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn exclusive products for free! For every $50 you spend (On my homepage, visit my online shopping link or check out the current catalogues), you can add your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to your cart at no additional cost.

What Free products do I earn?
Take a look at the Sale-a-bration catalogue for all the items you can earn! Rather see a video of the items? Check out the video above. Most of the items coordinate with products in the current catalogues! But don't wait too long! The follow items items are available only while supplies lasts!

  • 156629 Be Dazzling 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Paper
  • 156600 Sheep Dies
  • 156618 Summer Shadows Dies

How do I earn a free stamp & coordinating die set bundle?

During Sale-A-Bration, join my team and select a bundle from the Mini Catalogue (valued up to $54) for FREE. See the link for more details.


How do I earn more items from the current catalogues & the exclusive "In Your Words" Stamp Set (item 156619)?



Who doesn't want more deals? Earn additional rewards the more you spend. You can spend it by making your own purchases or pool in with friends and host a party? You all don't need to physically be in the same place. Orders can be placed online anywhere in the United States. Setting a party is as easy as 1-2-3 and requires little effort. contact me for questions and to set up a party!

Fancy Paper Sale Ends August 2, 2021

 

I love how easy it is to make an amazing card with fancy paper! What's great is that Stampin' Up has them on SALE at 15% off. 

These fancy paper (AKA Designer Series Paper) are from the Annual Catalogue. I've had lots of fun making cute cards with NO Stamps with them! The products below are on sale:

Stampin' Thursday - Sweet Strawberry Card



Mixing colors from different Stampin' Up! Color families, I made this cute berry card. All it needs is a sentiment on the bottom right and it's ready to go.


What do you think about the color coordination?

  • Strawberries are in Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, and Polished Pink with seeds in Mango Melody.
  • Cardstocks are in Mango Melody and So Saffron.
  • Background is stamped in Momento Black.


Ready to try it out? I'll be making this tonight (Thursday, May 13th) from 9-10 PM CST.   Click on contact me to get the Zoom link or the PDF instructions to do at your own time.


Supplies List (if you do decide to purchase items from here, please add the current HOST code on your order).

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com


Technique Class - Alcohol Blending Markers & Cool Effects

 

Register by June 1, 2021 by clicking here.

Alcohol markers are very popular amongst artists and crafters and originated in Japan for the animation, architectural, and fashion industries. They  are used to add dimension and depth to their artwork and anime. They are great for blending, create shades, tints and ombr├ęs by overlaying colors. In this class, we will explore the use of alcohol markers to make some cards. We will use them on vellum, embossed paper, and preprinted paper. This class has two 1 hour sessions. Materials are included and are yours to keep. The markers included in this class are quality Stampin' Blends alcohol markers valued at $36. There is a brush end and a fine tip end and the rectangular barrel prevents them from rolling off your surface.

The class will span two sessions: Saturdays 2-3 PM, June 12 & June 19
It will also be available on video for those who cannot attend or for review.

Register by June 1st, 2021.

June 12 Easy Peasy Card Making Session

 

Register for the class by clicking here or the image


Join me and others on a virtual video meet to make quick and lovely cards as easy as 1-2-3. Using Designer Series Paper and different die cutouts from Stampin' Up!, anyone can create fantastic handmade cards!  In this session, we will make cards ready to show our appreciation for fathers! This would be a great activity to partake with your child.


Register by May 25th, 2021 for mailed (out of town) & local pickup in the Twin Cities.


While it is more fun to make the cards with us, you can always watch for FREE.


Cost for each kit: $5 (arrange for no contact pickup/drop off for guests in the Twin Cities Area. Outside areas will be shipped.)


Supplies included in each kit: Precut cards and shapes and envelopes to make 1 Father's day card.


You will need: scissors, adhesive (such as glue stick, adhesive gun, or glue dots), and scratch paper.


Optional supplies: your own stamps for sentiments and ink.


Additional items are available for add on:

3M Scotch Glue stick $1 each.


Skill Level: Beginner (fine motor skills).


Ages: 8 and up.


May 7: 2021 - 2022 Annual Catalog Blog Hop


Hello folks. It's the beginning  of May and there has been much excitement around the new Stampin' Up! Annual catalogue that was released on May 4th! You can download it on my website (either on the sidebar if you are on your laptop or scroll further down if you have a mobile device). 


One of the highly anticipated reveal is the new set of In Colors which is available from 2021-2023. The lovely cool modern colors work so well together and I love that they are available on card stock, ink, and ribbon, and even rhinestone. I made the Simply Succulent card below with three of the colors - Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent.


Want the instructions for this card? You can access a tutorial bundle of 60 projects showcasing the new catalogue. Just place an order from my website (make sure the current host code is used) and I'll send you the link to the Annual Catalogue Tutorial Bundle as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Can't Keep this Deal a Secret!

 


Enjoy paper crafting? Want deals on supplies and tools? Whether you're looking for savings (and who isn't?) or want to take it to next level and start a fun side business, Stampin' Up! offers you the opportunity join a very fun going demonstrator community and I would love to have you on my team!

And only between May 4-May 30, 2021 they are sweetening the deal with $155 USD worth of products for ONLY $99. That's an additional $30 worth of products for FREE. 

So, below are answers to some questions (the same ones that I was wondering about):

April's Easy Peasy Card Making Session - April 17, 2021

 




Hope everyone had a wonderful reflective Easter this past weekend. I am looking forward to making cards with you this month! These cards are lively and fun, perfect note to say "thank you", "Happy Mother's day!", "Thinking of you" or whatever you desire. So, join me and others on a virtual video meet to make quick and lovely cards using fancy Stampin' Up! designer paper. If you have a child, this would be a great activity to partake with your child.


Your email is required for billing and sending you the link to attend the session. I will contact you to arrange for payment. It will not be sold or used for promotional purposes without your permission.


Register by April 11, 2021 for mailed kits.

Register by April 14, 2021 for local pickup in the Twin Cities.

Register for the class by clicking here.


While it is more fun to make the cards with us, you can always watch for FREE.


Details for materials are below.


Cost for each kit: $5 (arrange for no contact pickup/drop off for guests in the Twin Cities Area. Outside areas will be shipped.)


Supplies included in each kit: Precut cards and shapes and envelopes to make 2 cards.


You will need: scissors, adhesive (such as glue stick, adhesive gun, or double sided tape), pen, color pencils.


Optional supplies: your own stamps for sentiments and ink.


Additional items are available for add on:

The coordinating Night of Navy ink spot (used in the sentiment) are $5 each.

3M Scotch Glue stick $1 each.


Skill Level: Beginner (fine motor skills).


Ages: 8 and up.

Ice Cream Corner Thursday - Fun Kid Friendly Cards


 

For this fun card, I arranged the sprinkles and polka dot DSP with a 1/4" strip to So Saffron cardstock onto my white card base. I then cut out some cute ice cream scoops and a cone out of the designer series papers. Then I assembled my ice cream cone. If fussy cutting is not your thing, there's a punch available to make it easier to cut out the cones and scoops consistently each time. I'll have it listed in the supplies below.


Here's a list of items used for this card. (Click on images below to order the material through me).


Product List

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com


Want more fun? Check out the upcoming Paper Pumpkin all inclusive card kit that coordinates with this collection. (Click here to see the So Cool kit only avail for order through April 9th). 

Below are additional items from the Ice Cream Corner Collection:


Ice Cream Corner Wednesday - Fun Kid Friendly Cards

 

Playing with asymmetry for this card. The coordinating DSP makes all the pieces blend together very well. I did choose to emboss the sentiment and double up on the cardstock for the sentiment to give it more dimension on the card.


Here's a list of items used for this card. (Click on images below to order the material through me).

Product List

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com


Want more fun? Check out the upcoming Paper Pumpkin all inclusive card kit that coordinates with this collection. (Click here to see the So Cool kit only avail for order through April 9th). 

Below are additional items from the Ice Cream Corner Collection: