Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
What do you get when you add TWO background stamps to a card? You get WOW textures and fun galore!
Today, I used two of the big background stamps: Burlap and Buffalo Check. I've used them both on their own, but WOW when you use them together, they really pop! I stamped the Burlap stamp in Sahara Sand on Sahara Sand Cardstock to give it a very subtle textured feel. And I wanted a sharp contrast for the Buffalo Check so I chose Night of Navy on Whisper White.
Today's card also uses the Home to Roost Stamp Set, which is FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration. Have you gotten yours yet? Tomorrow, I'm going to show you an easy way to get your own Home to Roost Stamp Set.
Base: Sahara Sand, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Layer 2: Night of Navy, 5" x 1 1/2", punched with Banner Triple Punch
Layer 3: Night of Navy, 3 1/8" x 2 5/8"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 3" x 2 1/2"
If you find yourself with no plans on Valentine's day, come on over for a Kit Night!
When: Thursday, February 14th at 7 pm | RSVP by later than 2/12
What: Kit Night
Cost: $10 (covers snacks & prizes) if you already have a kit. Need a kit? Order one here by 2/5!)
What to bring: Snips, adhesive, Piercing Mat (if you have one), Shammy or Stampin' Scrub
I'll have adhesives and a few additional kits for purchase if you need some.
There will be plenty of chocolate and prosecco, too! (But please drink, craft, and drive responsibly).
As much as I like non-traditional holiday colors, sometimes you just need to go back to the basics. In this case, the stark contrast between Real Red and Basic Black and Whisper White is just "Meant to Be" .
Who would you send this card to?
Are you ready for a challenge?
February can be pretty miserable.
Let's make it special by getting together and being creative together.
This February, I'm looking for 5 people who'd like to book private Kit Night (or afternoon) with me. It's super simple. Pick a date, pick a kit, invite some friends over and I'll do all the work! If you give me your guest list, I'll even send out the invitations!
1. Pick a date. (Below in red)
2. Pick a kit.
3. Invite your friends for a fun girls' night out.
Best of all...I have plenty of prizes to give away to qualified hostesses. Receive a ‘gift pick’ for every task you complete!
Not only that, but during Sale-a-Bration, you'll earn can earn $25 more in Stampin' Rewards for every party you host over $250.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 4 1/4" x 11"
Layer 1: Pearlized Doily
Layer 2:Real Red, 4 1/4" x 2"
Layer 3: Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, 4 1/4" x 1 7/8" (Free during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 order)
Layer 4: Real Red, 2 5/8" square
Layer 5: Whisper White, 2 1/2" square
Last weekend I was honored to be a guest teacher at my friend, Selene Kempton's, retreat up in Massachusetts. It's always fun going up there and sharing my passion for paper crafting. This is the third time I've done this, and it's wonderful to reconnect with friends I've made, and make new ones along the way.
I loved having a Christmas in August theme, too! It was so much fun combining the Stylish Christmas Stamp Set and Under the Mistletoe Designer Series paper for a 12-card Stamp-a-Stack. I was thankful I'd chosen Sweet & Simple designs, since the electricity went out during my 2nd class! Thank goodness for resourcefulness and iPhones. With a few strategically placed flashlights, we were back stamping, albeit in the dark.
I came home with THREE remaining packets. Each packet includes:
Base: Real Red, 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Vellum, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Starburst Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White 2" Circle Punch
August 2018 -
Are you new to paper crafting? Or know someone who is? Or maybe you're an avid crafter looking for something to take along while you travel without having to pack up your whole craft room. Stampin' Up!'s all inclusive Notes of Kindness kits are a great solution.
This kit is so pretty. It makes 20 complete cards and includes:
Most of all, they'll make a lovely impression on your recipients. Please contact me to order, or click on the Notes of Kindness kits link.
August 2018 -
This past summer, my 9-year old niece was visiting from San Diego, and it just so happened that she was here during one of my Kit Nights. Both she and my sister were excited to come, but my 4-year old nephew was having no part of sitting still and while we were all crafting. So, he and Mommie went to one of the parks in the neighborhood, and my niece and I had a wonderful aunty-&-me craft night working on the Be Merry Kit together.
When I received this kit, I had no idea what a huge hit the rosettes would be this holiday season. They are super trendy right now and this kit has taken all of the guess work out of making them; all of the scoring and folding has already been done for you! The kit includes:
The Be Merry Kit is being discontinued and is available only until January 2nd, or while supplies last. You can order yours here today.
Win your own Be Merry Kit
That's right...I have a Be Merry Kit that I am giving away to one lucky winner. No purchase is necessary. All you have to do is as easy as 1-2-3.
A random winner will be selected on Monday, December 11th.
Best of luck, and Happy Stamping!
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