One of my favorite events during the month is to celebrate the success of my Stamping Bee team. Every month, I have a team challenge and for those who achieve their goal, we have a get together to celebrate. I always have a special theme to make it a little more festive. This month, we celebrated five ladies who achieved their December goals with a Champagne Celebration.
And because we're Stamping Bees, no get together would be complete without a little stamping! This month, we made love notes with the Narrow Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes. I wanted to showcase the Sure do Love You and Lots of Lavender Stamp Sets, along with the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. Aren't they adorable? And they came together so quickly, too.
The Narrow Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes are perfect for Valentine's cards for classrooms or teachers, or little love notes to tuck inside a lunch box or bouquet of flowers. You could even use them for gift card enclosures! They measure 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and come 20 to a packet for only $8. I don't know about you, but I've already bought several packs to make more of these cute little notes.
Today's tutorial is going to be a bit different. I'll going to give you the directions to build the first few layers, but then you can design them yourself. Have fun!
Base: Narrow Whisper White Note Card, 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Layer 1: Subtract in either 1/8" or 1/4" increments. If you want a narrow boarder, use 1/8"; a wider boarder uses 1/4".
OR...don't use any paper to build a layer and use some of our larger background stamps, like I did. I used the Burlap Background Stamp for the card on the left and the Marbled Background Stamp for the card on the right.
Today is the last day to register for the January 27th Seasonal Sampler Class. You can choose to make the sampler, or 10 cards using the designs from the sampler. To register,please email me. (This is also available as a Class To Go. Email me for more information.
Just TWO spots remain for theMarch 16-18th Stampin' @ the Beach weekend retreat. Email me to register by January 31.
Don't you hate it when, you're stamping and everything is going great and then, "oops" there's a smudge of ink right across your project. That's what happened to me when I was making this cute Party Panda card for my New Year's Bingo party. I guess I inked the stamp too much, and in the recessed area of the balloon, once on paper there was a big black smudge. Rather than start over - because I was in a hurry - I decided to see what I could to do save it.
I grabbed my Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker and colored the inside of the balloon. That smudge was still noticeable. In the Bingo Goodie bags, everyone was getting whole pack of the Wooden Hearts & Stars embellishments. I took one of the small hearts, and smooshed it gently into in my Calypso Coral Ink Pad to dye it. Once it was dry, I used a glue dot to cover up my smudge. Add an "Love you" sentiment to tie it altogether, and voila, a happy little accident was born. I guess Bob Ross really did know what he was talking about.
What kind of happy accidents have you experience lately?
Both the Party Pandas and Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper are 2018 Sale-a-Bration Products,. Each are FREE with a $50 purchase.
Base: Basic Black, 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper, 5 1/4" x 4:
Layer 2: Basic Black, 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Layer 3: Whisper White, 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Inside Layer: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4"
For more information, or to register for an event, please email me.
It's CASE-ing Tuesday! And, if you've been following my blog the last few week's, you'll know just how much I love these Party Pandas from the Sale-a-Bration catalog! I really can't get enough of him and his little friend. So, I was really excited when I saw that this week's CASE-ing Tuesday Card featured this stamp set.
I turned the orientation around, and instead of using the solid base of the front of the card, I created a little "Peekaboo Panel" to add a new twist and up the cuteness just a little bit. I also added a little extra confetti around the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.
I'd never done one of these Peekaboo Panel cards before, and it's much easier than it looks. Here's the inside - don't mind the phantom hand in the corner.
Come join the Case-ing party! Create a card based on the above pattern and then post it on the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook post. Or, if you post it elsewhere, please use the hashtag #CASEingTuesday129.
Helpful Hint: Be sure to only put dimensionals on the top and bottom of the Panda rectangle layer. If you put them in the middle, you'll glue your card shut!
Base: Marina Mist, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4 and the front embossed with the Polka Dot Basics Textured Embossing folder.
Layer 1: Berry Burst, 4" x 2 1/4"
Layer 2: Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper, 3 3/4" x 2"
Layer 3: Whisper White, 3 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4
Check out all the fun stamping events happening in the next three months, including my brand new Seasonal Sampler Series! For more information, or to register for an event, please email me.
I'm excited to bring you my 2018 Occasions Paper Share. If you love beautiful paper as much as I do, this paper share allows you to get a sample of all nine new packs of designer and specialty papers, without having to buy a whole pack of each!
There are two great packages to choose from:
2018 OCCASIONS Paper ONLY Share: $25 (free priority shipping)
This Paper Share includes 63 sheets of OCCASIONS Designer Series and Specialty Series Papers (all sized at 6"x 6")
2018 OCCASIONS "I Want It ALL" bundle: $43 (free priority shipping)
The "I Want It ALL" Share includes the following product samples (127 pieces) PLUS Free Tutorial featuring the Picture Perfect Party Paper
How to Reserve your 2018 Occasions Product Share
Product Shares are a special service. And there’s lots of behind the scenes pieces to put together…take reservations, send invoices via PayPal, collect payments, place & receive the order, cut and sort product, repackage product, and mail to you. It all takes approximately two weeks to complete after I place my order with Stampin' Up!
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Please include the following information in your email:
1. Full Name
2. Mailing Address (US addresses only)
3. Indicate which share(s) you would like to reserve
4. Email for PayPal invoicing
When your shares fill, I will email a PayPal invoice to you to complete the payment process. I will then place my order with Stampin' Up! Upon its arrival, I will sort, cut, wrap/assemble, package and mail. The entire process can take upwards to 10-12 business days (barring any unforeseen backorders with Stampin' Up!).
Oh! I love the way this turned out. I've been wanting to do a card with a 'rustic' feel for a week or two, and finally, last night I had that chance. The Lots of Lavender Stamp Set makes me think of rustic country weddings. What country bride wouldn't love to carry a single bunch of fragrant lavender on her special day? It's the epitome of refinement, grace, and elegance, with a simple rustic country touch. Can't you just smell the sweet scent of lavender on a summer day?
The Lots of Lavender Stamp Set is a photopolymer set, that allows for some really awesome two-step stamping. I love the soft, watercolor feel of it, too. The Lots of Lavender Stamp Set is of of this year's FREE Sale-a-Bration items, too. I'm really glad I got this one and I can't wait to play around with some more colors.
Want to learn more about two-step stamping? Email me to set up your stamping class now. I'll be happy to show you and your friends how.
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: 6" of Burlap 5/8" Ribbon
Layer 4: Linen Thread
Visit my events calendar page to check out all the fun stamping events happening in the next three months, including my brand new Seasonal Sampler Series! For more information, or to register for an event, please email me.
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