Peace & Joy Bundle

TH August Monthly Focus - Peace and Joy
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Have you started working on your Holiday cards yet? I know I have been busy on all the holiday projects. In fact, I may have a few too many in the works…

The Peace & Joy Bundle can be found on page 18 of the 2020 mini catalog. The Joy dies create beautiful custom accents (9 dies included with this bundle). What I like most about this set is the simplicity and elegance of these cards (photo taken from the Stampin’ Up website). If you like all the extras, wouldn’t some of the Glimmer paper or Brushed Metallic cardstock be fabulous? Of course, what would a Holiday card be without the accents and embellishments?!

If you are interested in any of these products, please check out my online store. 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 include a small gift.

As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Product List
Peace & Joy Bundle [155167] $45.00 Brushed Metallic Cardstock [153524] $15.00 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper [153513] $5.00 Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes [153545] $6.00 Jingle Bells [149598] $5.00

Flowers For Every Season Gate Fold Card

Hello! Today’s card features the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. This set can be found on page 13 of the 2020- 2021 catalog. I have a field of sunflowers behind our home and I love watching them sway in the wind. One of my daughters has always called these “happy flowers”. Isn’t that the best description?

I made two of these cards. One in Just Jade and one using Basic Black.

Let’s get started:

~ Cut a piece of Just Jade card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score each end at 2-1/8″. Fold those panels towards the center. This is what we call a gate fold.

~ Cut a piece of Bumblebee card stock 1″ x 10″. This is for the band that goes around your card.

~ Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4 inch. This is the inside layer of your card.

~ Next, cut 2 pieces (2″ x 5-3/8″) each from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper. Adhere these to the front panel of your card. (I am showing two styles of DSP since I made two cards).

~ Stamp and color your images. I stamped one flower with Cinnamon Cider and one with Crumb Cake. I used light and dark Daffodil Delight and Cinnamon Cider Stampin Blends to color in my sunflowers. I used Old Olive ink and a blender pen for the leaves.

~ Using the Sunflower Dies and your Die cutting machine, cut your flowers out.

~ Tightly wrap the Bumblebee card stock you cut for the band around your card and glue overlapped ends together. I also adhered some of my ribbon to this piece. Pop your sunflower up on dimensionals over that seam. I added some Wink of Stella and bling to the center of my flowers to give it a bit of sparkle. The Flowers For Every Season Combo Ribbon Pack is gorgeous, so I tucked a bit under the sunflower.

~ The Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes comes with these fabulous stickers. This is the inside of your card.

~ The card set also includes these wonderful sentiment cards. I can’t wait to send them along in my card as a little something extra.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If you are in the United States and would like to place an order, please visit my online store. 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 include a small gift.

Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Product List
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English) [154065] $51.25 Just Jade 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153079] $8.75 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [121045] $8.75 Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock [153077] $8.75 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730] $9.75 Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pack [153058] $11.00 Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack [153620] $10.00 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad [147116] $7.50 Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin’ Pad [153114] $7.50 Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [144603] $9.00 Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush [141897] $8.00 Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels [151193] $6.00 Paper Trimmer [152392] $25.00 Paper Snips [103579] $10.00 Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00

September Paper Pumpkin

Hello! Today I am sharing the teaser for September’s Paper Pumpkin. This kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages. Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving or the autumn season.

The coordinating colors for this kit are: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive , Pumpkin Pie and White.

You must subscribe from August 11th to September 10th. Supplies are limited, so order fast.

If you are in the United States, and would like to place an order, please visit my online store. I do send a complimentary catalog (if requested) and a handmade Thank You card with orders over $25.00. For orders over $50.00, I also include a small gift.

As always, Happy Crafting! Colleen

Christmas Countdown Project Kit

My completed project

*****This is a repeat post from last year. This Christmas Countdown Kit was a BIG hit with my granddaughter and is a returning favorite in the current Mini Catalog. Our little miss absolutely loved all of the little goodies I filled it with. I’ve edited the post to include correct catalog pages****

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 6 of the August-December 2020 Mini 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. Coordinating colors are: Cherry Cobbler, Early Expresso Nd Mossy Meadow. 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.

As Always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Jar Of Flowers Gate Fold Card

Hello! Today I am sharing a Gate Fold card showcasing the Jar Of Flowers and the Comfort & Hope stamp sets. This Jar Of Flowers set is part of the Flowers for Every Season Suite (page 10 in the current catalog). It can also be purchased separately or in a bundle (includes punch) found on page 12 in the 2020- 2021 catalog.

Let’s cut some wpaper:

~Cut Bumble Bee card stock at 4-1/4″ x 11″ and score at 2-3/4″ x 8-1/4″

~Cut Misty Moonlight card stock at 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4

~I used one of the card pack pieces to create the panel layers. Cut at 2-1/2″ x 4″ (cut 2). This was an afterthought, so these are not pictured.

~Cut Whisper White card stock @ 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (cut 1) and 1″ x 2-1/4″ (cut 2)

~ Cut Whisper White card stock @3-3/4″ x 5″

Stamping and coloring with Stampin’ Blends:

~First, stamp your sentiments using Stazon ink. The sentiments I am using are from the Comfort & Hope stamp set. Remember to clean your stamps as soon as possible after using Stazon. It is a difficult ink to remove (you will find Stazon Cleaner on page 163 in the current catalog).

~Stamp your images in Cinnamon Cider ink.

~Now, grab your Stampin’ Blends to start coloring. I used a combination of Daffodil Delight, Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade and Flirty Flamingo. If you do not have the Stampin’ Blends, use what you have. Markers, blender pens and ink pads or watercolor pencils will all do the job.

~I added a hint of Wink of Stella to the center of my sunflowers. It is difficult to see in the photo, but it gives just the right amount of sparkle.

Let’s put this card together:

~Line your stamped images up on the Misty Moonlight card stock. Try to align them so you have even borders. Once this looks good, glue them to the card stock. I like the Multi Purpose glue, but use the adhesive of your choice.

~Glue the card pack pieces to the Bumble Bee card base. I like how the Misty Moonlight looks against the Bumble Bee card stock.

~Next, glue this Misty Moonlight piece to the front of the Bumble Bee card stock. Only glue half of this card stock down on the left panel. I have been known to glue a card or two shut …hahaha.

~Using the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels, add your bling. I like to place my bling in a triangle pattern. I added a scrap of ribbon for a little “extra”.

Don’t forget the inside:

~The suite comes with a card pack which includes these fabulous stickers! This really completes the inside of the card and leaves plenty of room for a handwritten note.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If you are in the United States and would like to place an order, please visit my online store. For orders over $25.00, I send a complimentary catalog (if requested) and a handmade Thank You card. For orders over $50.00 I also add a small gift from me!

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

***Many thanks to Connie Stewart from Simply Simple Stamping for the layout and dimensions***

Product List
Jar Of Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set [152515] $23.00 Comfort & Hope Cling Stamp Set (English) [152509] $21.00 Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pack [153058] $11.00 Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock [153077] $8.75 Misty Moonlight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153081] $8.75 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730] $9.75 Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [144603] $9.00 Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack [153105] $9.00 Just Jade Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack [153107] $9.00 Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [147278] $9.00 Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad [101406] $10.00 Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin’ Pad [153114] $7.50 Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels [151193] $6.00 Paper Trimmer [152392] $25.00 Paper Snips [103579] $10.00 Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00