Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
I love all paper crafting and I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! Independent demonstrator for almost one year!
I started this latest paper crafting hobby following an accident. I use it as my own form of occupational therapy (we nurses can get creative with our therapies.. haha). What I found was a great admiration for my fellow creative demonstrators and a great sense of community.
If you are in the United States, I would love to be your demonstrator or have you as a member of my team. Check out the details of becoming a demonstrator at my on-line store (the discounts are definitely helpful).
Feel free to drop a comment! I look forward to working with you.
Aren’t these candy bar and gift card holders cute? I was inspired by Wendy Cranford’s video. I did change the dimensions to fit standard Hershey bars. I always talk about my large family (these are just a sample of the ones I made) and I thought this would be a fun way to dress the teenagers gift cards up!
Now to make these Candy Bar Holders!
Ta Da!! Another project done. In full disclosure, I did start out with all six Hershey bars that came in the package. You’ll notice there is only two in the pictures…..
I think I’m going to try making a few of these Candy Bar Holders for birthdays. It’s always nice to give friends a little something on their special day. If I do get around to that, I’ll be sure to share. I also think I will buy those candy bars one at at time—clearly I have no self control…Hahahaha.
I hope you enjoyed todays project. If you are interested in learning more about the products please send me a message.
Do you ever have those days where you just want to simplify things? That was my day yesterday. That said, I also wanted to do some crafting. Varied Vases is the perfect stamp set for simple stamping. I like everything about this set, from the multiple vases to choose from to the floral displays. I also have the Vases Builder punch. I tried to incorporate fall colors here using the Pumpkin Pie marker and the Vegas Gold All-Purpose Ink.
– Card base: Pretty Peacock cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score at 4-1/4”
– Second layer: Terracotta Tile cardstock cut at 5- 3/8” x 4- 1/8”
– Third layer: Whisper White cardstock cut at 5- 1/4” x 4”. Run this layer through the BigShot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured impressions Embossing Folder
– Fourth layer: Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 1-1/2”. I stamped the “Hoping your day blooms with happiness” sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink.
The vase was stamped with the Pretty Peacock ink pad and punched out using the Vases Builder Punch. I stamped the flowers with Stazon and colored in the flowers with the Pumpkin Pie marker and applied (with a toothpick) a touch of Vegas Gold all purpose ink. I fussy cut those flowers and adhered them to the Whisper White card base with Tombow Liquid glue. Glue all the layers together, pop vase up with a dimensional, add some bling and a touch of twine and the card is done!
If you are interested in any of these products, please shop my on-line store or send me a message.
Today was spent working on the Christmas countdown project kit. This kit was so much fun to make. It’s also been great fun searching for special little “goodies” to fill the boxes with.
This kit can be found on page 38 of the Holiday Catalog and includes: supplies to create 25 mini boxes, a sturdy outer box to hold them and die-cut accents and stickers (I had extra). It also comes with an instruction booklet (with pictures) to help get you started. I did order the Christmas Countdown stamp set, although this kit could be easily assembled (and be just as nice) with-out it. **Stamp set, ink and adhesives are not included with this kit and must be purchased seperately**
Of course, I was already started when I realized I only had one of the suggested coordinating ink pads (that’s how I roll….). If you have read any of my previous blog posts, I always say to use what you have! So, I substituted with Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake and BlackBerry Bliss. Thankfully, I did have a Cherry Cobbler ink pad in the house.
The little miss I made this for loves all things shiny, so I raided my “bling” stash, used a bit of Wink of Stella and even tried some embossing.
I added Mossy Meadow cardstock (11” x 2”) to the side and top of the box and wrapped silky red ribbon around the box which I then tied in a big red bow. I did not glue the ribbon to the box on the off chance my daughter would want to swap it out every year for a different look.
The boxes measure: 2-1/8” x 2-1/8” x 2-1/16”.
So far, I have found a darling small Christmas ornament, stickers, super cute lipgloss, candy and other little trinkets to fill these boxes. If you are interested in ordering the Christmas Countdown Project Kit, please shop my on-line store. If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator (the discount is great!), I would love to have you as a member of my team.
I started this hobby of mine after an accident that left me needing an activity that would force me to use my left hand. In turn, what happened, is that I have made life long friendships and have met some wildly talented people! Mostly, though, I have found how much people love receiving a card in the mail (or, in person…). I have now reconnected with cousins, have some new pen-pals and my grown-up daughters get to raid my stash!
The other day I was able to open up a Paper Pumpkin kit and make cards with both my mother and one of her neighbors. Her neighbor brought pie. So, between the laughs we had, THE PIE (I do enjoy pie) and creating cards, it was a wonderful afternoon.
So, even if you aren’t the “creative type” (although, personally, I think we all are), send a card out today just to let someone know you are thinking of them!
Wow…The month of September passed in a blur. Traveling, activities and so much more. I woke up this morning and realized I was nowhere near ready for this holiday season (which is not unusual for me..hahaha).
I just finished ordering the supplies for my Christmas cards. My cards this year will be from the “Let It Snow” Bundle. As one of my daughters has said “Snowman are your thing”. Which is very true….. I also love the Designer Series paper. It has just enough sparkle and shine.
What do you plan on creating this year? If interested in any of our products, please take a peak at my on-line store. Or, better yet, reach out to me for questions. I really enjoy hearing from other stampers!