Starter Kit Promotion

Today is the last day to get a bonus Stamp/Die or Stamp/Punch bundle when you sign up to be a Stampin’ Up demonstrator.

A lot of us are what we call “hobby demos”…those of us who just enjoy the 20% discount on everything we buy. Of course, if you want to join and create a business, there are incentives, tutorials, access to pre-ordering and the ability to earn commissions.

Personally, what I enjoy the most is the access to all of the creative social media sites and the sense of community with my fellow crafty stampers. I can not even begin to count the relationships I have formed. We have a birthday club (yes, we send cards to each other!) and have supported each other through these trying times. I am anxiously awaiting the day when this pandemic is over and we can go back to stamping together, going to On-Stage and sharing good times!

If you are in the United States and want to join my team, please go to my “Shop Now” button which will take you to a “Join Now” tab. Or, if you have any questions, please leave me a message.

As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Celebrate Sunflowers Card

Today’s card is all about the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. I love sunflowers (I remember that one of my girls called them “happy flowers). This set comes in a suite, bundle or you can order the stamp set on it’s own. It was fun to play around with the design and, you can see, there is very little stamping on this card.

What do you think of this year’s In-Colors? I really like how the Cinnamon Cider looks against the Bumble Bee.

This is a very versatile card layout that can be used with many stamp sets. It’s always fun to try new things, isn’t it?

Card recipe:

~ Cut your card base from a piece of Just Jade cardstock @ 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”. Score at 4-1/4”. While you have the Just Jade out, cut another piece @ 4” x 2”

~ Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock @ 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”. One of these pieces is the inside layer of your card to write your note on.

~ Using the Flowers For Every season DSP, cut one layer of the Sunflower pattern @ 3-7/8” x 1-7/8”. Cut another piece of DSP (pattern of your choice) for the strip that will go behind your sunflower. This measures @ 4-1/8” x 1”.

~ Using the Sunflower Dies, die cut one of the larger sunflower dies—one solid and one of the one with pattern. I chose the Cinnamon Cider and Bumble Bee cardstock colors. I also used Old Olive to die cut my leaves. There are a couple of different leaf dies to choose from…pick the one that best matches your card.

~ Now to put this card together. Lightly glue your Sunflower pieces together. I strategically placed small dots of Tombow glue (using a toothpick) to the center of the patterned, sunflower piece. You’ll notice mine is a bit off-center. Glue your Flowers For Every Season DSP to the Just Jade (the 4”x 2” piece). Line everything up on on your Whisper White cardstock and glue in place. I placed my leaves last. Place on top of your Just Jade card base.

~ Using Cajun Craze, I die cut the piece for the center of the flower and glued in place. I added a touch of Wink of Stella and added 3 of the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

~ Stamp your sentiment. I wanted a small “hello” for someone special. If you are after a larger or longer sentiment, stamp that first and then line all of the other elements of card up.

~ Don’t forget to dress up your envelope by adding a stamp or sentiment.

If you are in the United States and interested in any of these products, please visit my on-line store or leave me a message. I do send a complimentary catalog (if requested) with orders over $25.00 and a handmade Thank You card. For orders over $50.00, I also add a small gift.

Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Product List
Paper Trimmer [152392] $25.00 Take Your Pick [144107] $10.00 Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00 Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153078] $8.75 Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock [153077] $8.75 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [140272] $8.25 Just Jade Classic Stampin’ Pad [153115] $7.50 Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English) [154065] $51.25 Cajun Craze 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [119684] $8.75 Just Jade 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153079] $8.75 Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels [151193] $6.00 Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush [141897] $8.00 Flowers For Every Season 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [152486] $11.50 Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100702] $8.75

August- December 2020 Mini Catalog

Will you be sending out more holiday cards and projects this year? I know I will. After quarantine and being separated from friends and family, I plan on sending everyone a little something extra to remind them all how important they are to me.

This catalog is filled with lots of goodies and projects to make that will take you through the holiday season—-starting with Halloween. Some of your old favorites will be returning (I wish I could share with you what sets they are!). There are also lots of fabulous new sets/ bundles/ projects that I know you will just love.

If you are in the United States and are interested in a catalog, please drop me a message and I will be sure to get one to you.

As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Summer Days and Watercoloring

Today’s card features the Host set Summer Days. The sentiment comes from another Host set: Touched My Heart. Both of these stamp sets can be found on page 187 in our 2020- 2021 Annual Catalog.

When I saw this set, I knew I wanted to incorporate water coloring. Let me walk you through the steps:

~ I first cut a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (page 153 of the 2020- 2021 catalog) @ 3” x 5” then stamped my images using StazOn ink. It is important to use StazOn…you don’t want your image to blur.

~ I used an Aqua Painter to add color to my images. There are a variety of ways to pick up the ink. My preferred method is to lightly tap a block on my ink pad and pick up my color from that. I love our new In-Colors. The Cinnamon Cider looks fabulous on the tree and Just Jade looks perfect for the tree top. ***Aqua Painters have since retired, but our newest products are the Water Painters. For $12.00, you get one fine tip, one medium tip and 1 large flat brush tip. I will be adding these to my next order!***

~ For the little girl and butterflies, I used a combination of blends and markers, depending on what color I wanted to use.

~ I adhered this stamped on layer to a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock cut @ 3-1/8” x 5-1/8”. Wrap some twine at the base to help ground your image.

~ Cut a piece of Bumble Bee cardstock @ 5-5/8” x 4-1/8”. I added some texture to this piece using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Adhere this to a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” and score at 4-1/4”. This will be your card base.

~ Adhere your other stamped on images to the card base. Add some bling and your sentiment and you are done!! (I love punches and my “go to” punch is the Timeless Label). I think the Magenta Madness ink brightens the whole card up.

I really like how this card turned out. If you are in the United States and interested in any of these products, please visit my on-line store or leave me a message. I do send a complimentary catalog (if requested) with orders over $25.00 and a handmade Thank You card. For orders over $50.00, I also add a small gift.

Have a fabulous day. As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Product List
Paper Trimmer [152392] $25.00 Take Your Pick [144107] $10.00 Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00 Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153078] $8.75 Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper [149612] $9.00 Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock [153077] $8.75 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [140272] $8.25 Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin’ Pad [153114] $7.50 Just Jade Classic Stampin’ Pad [153115] $7.50 Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Pad [153116] $7.50 Magenta Madness Classic Stampin’ Pad [153117] $7.50 Timeless Label Punch [149516] $18.00 Aqua Painters [103954] $17.00 Water Painters [151298] $12.00