Stampin' Blends

Boo to You Pop-Up Monster Card and Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!

Boo to You stamp set with the Hammered Metal embossing folder and Monster Bash designer paper from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

 

I love Fall! 

 

It brings so many things which I enjoy:  crisp cool air (which means warm cozy clothes), apples & pumpkins, and the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!  And although the crisp cool air and cozy clothes part just isn't happening (yet), I have discovered the first of the fall apples are awesome, and so is this!!

 

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Introducing: the amazing new 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

 

It is packed with awesomeness!  From stamps, punches, paper and embellishments, I love far to much of it!  And than I saw this, the Boo to You stamp set.  I have been wanting a monster stamp set for awhile, so this made me very happy!

 

As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a pop up card!  This gem is the result. 

 

 

Check out this guy!  He lives in the Boo To You stamp set from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

 

The card base was created by tracing the outside of a Coffin Treat Box lid on a folded piece of Basic Black cardstock, than adding texture with the new Hammered Metal embossing folder.  Wait......coffin treat box?  Yup!  Those are in there too!  And this embossing folder will be used a ton!

 

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Okay -- let's talk about something that is genius......Coffin treat boxes!  They are awesome!  They are pre-cut and scored, making them a snap to assemble and fill with your favorite Halloween treat!  I have a cool treat in mind, and may just have to show you in an upcoming post! 

 

And did you see the coffin wreath posted on my Facebook page?  Check it out if you haven't!  Grab some of these cool treat containers while you can, because I have a feeling they won't last long!!  Ordering starts September 4th.

 

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Back to the monsters!  I started by creating a zombie for the front.  He was colored with a variety of Stampin' Blends, than fussy cut.  I also used Monster Bash designer paper for some contrast.  The interesting background piece is the web patterned paper from the same collection cut with the Under the Sea dies, and Monster Bash Enamel Shapes for the eyes.

 

 

Boo To You stamp set, Monster Bash designer paper and hammered metal embossing folder from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog

 

The pop-up monster on the inside was also colored with a variety of Stampin' Blends, than fussy cut.  A strip of window sheet works perfectly to make him pop!

 

 

Attach your monster to the inside on a strip of window sheet to allow him to pop up.

 

I thought he would be extra cute holding a sign, so I punched a little hole through the monster's paws, and tied a piece of the Granny Apple Green twine from the Tags & More kit through the holes.   I added a strip of cardstock over the twine for the sign.

 

Stampin' Tips:

  • The twine is white with 1 ply of color.  Unraveled the plys to pull the colored ply out to use as a solid color twine.  

 

 

 

 

To create this card:

  • Trace the coffin treat box lid onto a Basic Black card base cut 11" x 4", scored at 5 1/2"
  • Cut the designer paper strip for the front 1" x 3 1/2"
  • Cut a strip of window sheet 1/2" x 4", scored at 1/2", 2", and 3 1/2"

 

The net die from the Under the Sea dies works perfectly to create a wicked web layer behind the zombie.  Repeatedly stamp the Boo to You sentiment on Pumpkin Pie cardstock in Versamark ink, before punching out with the Starburst punch to layer on the front.  The Monster Bash Enamel Shapes have little dots that work perfectly for dimensional eyes.

 

So what do you think? Are you excited to get your copy of the Holiday catalog?  If you don't have a demonstrator, and live in the US, I would love to provide a copy to you!  Just send me an email with your request, and I will get one on it's way.

 

Ordering starts September 4th!
Remember:  
Ordering starts September 4th in my online store!

 

 

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Ink Storage Overhaul (video)

New Storage by Stampin' Up

 

I am in LOVE!

 

The new Storage by Stampin' Up! line came out a few months ago.  Since its debut, I have taken time to decide how I wanted to incorporate it into my space.  With a full work space revamp in my future, I wanted something that would work now and later.

 

It is awesome!!

 

With only 5 sturdy white plastic modular pieces to work with, it's like playing craft Legos.  By mixing, matching, stacking, and pairing, these modular pieces make -the- most amazing custom storage space (you can see my space before later in this post)!  And the best part, when you want to 'reorganize' (and face it......we all do it......over and over again), you can take the pieces apart and create a whole new look!

 

 

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  • Ink Pad & Marker Tray (5 pack) - holds 5 ink pads with coordinating Stampin' Write Marker
  • Stampin' Blends Tray (5 pack) - holds up to 30 Stampin' Blends or other markers
  • Open Storage Cube - perfect for blocks, ribbon, adhesive, tools, embellishments, dies, embossing folders, 6" x 6" designer papers - everything!
  • Storage Topper - great for reinkers, blocks, adhesives, embellishments, anything you want handy
  • Storage Lid - to finish a tower, or to create a base to set larger items on top of your storage

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite parts:

  • the crisp clean look.

When I stand at my crafting table, it is just refreshing, and inspires creativity!  Everything is within easy reach, with few exceptions, and makes it easy to put right away, keeping your space neat and tidy.

  • the rainbow of color.

With all my ink pads organized in a color rainbow, it is not only beautiful, but it makes comparing colors easy, and grabbing the right one a snap!

  • it's expandable and affordable.

All the pieces stack and lock together making it easy to add pieces as needed.  Whether you have 2 ink pads or 20, it can grow with you, and you only need to purchase the pieces you need.

 

 

Ribbon

I use it on almost every project.  I previously stored my ribbon and trims in a cart on the other side of my room.  Now, I keep the matching ribbon in the same stack with the coordinating ink pad and marker.  I will be adding additional pieces, and bring twine and metallic threads into the mix as well!  I love having it at my fingertips!  It makes my work space much more efficient.

 

 

Keep your ink, markers, ribbon and matching embellishments together to make your work space more efficient!

 

 

And here is how that space looked before.

 

 

Before organizing with Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

 

I will tackle my die cutting area next, adding pieces to store embossing folders, dies, and 6" x 6" designer paper stacks.  I will share it with you once finished!

 

Would you like to organize an area in your creative space? I would love to help!  Once you are ready, click on any of the products below to visit my store and get started.  Or contact me today for a space planning packet!

 

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Delightful Day Note Cards using Scalloped Note Cards

SU Scalloped Notecards

 

I love the new scalloped note cards and envelopes.  They make creating a little note quick and simple. Using just ink and stamps, you can make cute note cards, too! 

 

This set of note cards is dressed up a little, but still come together quickly.  They use the new Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes paired with the Delightful Day stamp set. This stamp set is perfect for making tags, but is so versatile, it works great for cards, too! 

 

DELIGHTFUL DAY BUNDLE

 

These note cards come in a pack of 20, in 4 colors, with 20 matching envelopes. They are one of the hidden gems in the new Annual catalog!

 

To create this card:

  • cut a 3/4" x 5" piece of designer paper to coordinate with the note card color

Stamp the leaves across the front of the note card, followed by the flowers. After stamping the leaves, color them in with a coordinating Stampin' Blends marker.  Old Olive ink and Blends marker where used on today's projects.  Add a strip of designer paper along the bottom inside edge of the note card to peek out from under the scallop.  The stitched edge dies from the Stitched Labels Dies adds the perfect element of detail to the front.  Add any sentiment of choice.

 

STITCHED LABELS DIES

 

Stampin' Tip:  The White Stampin' Chalk marker is a fun way to add details to colored cardstock or note cards.  This was used on the Balmy Blue note card.

 

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Visit my online store by clicking any of the products below to get your scalloped note cards and Delightful Day stamp set, and make some quick and cute note cards today!

 

Did you get your own copy of the Annual catalog?  If you live in the United States and do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, contact me for your copy!

 

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Coloring Fun with Bloom & Grow

The Bloom & Grow stamp set with coordinating Budding Blooms dies.

 

Welcome back!  Today I have another project featuring the Bloom & Grow stamp set, and I paired it with the coordinating Budding Blooms dies.  Together these are fantastic!  I have stepped up this card, adding layers and embellishments.

 

The flowers are so fun to color!

 

The floral spray used on this card is so fun to color.  It is large enough to do some shading if you choose, but small enough to take just a couple of minutes to complete.  I chose to use Stampin' Blends, however, Aqua Painters with ink, Pigment Sprinkles, or watercolor pencils would also work great!  This could also be stamped directly onto designer paper and die cut for a quick accent piece.

 

Silver Metallic Thread and Rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch!

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Perennial Essence designer paper
  • Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of vellum

 

After coloring the floral spray, I embossed the vellum with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  The sentiment was cut using the Stitched Nested Labels dies.  This was all layered together with dimensionals, and some Silver Metallic Thread and Rhinestones were added to finish it off.

 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects featuring the Bloom & Grow stamp set with the Budding Blooms dies.  Did you know when you purchase a stamp set & die bundle it is discounted for a savings?  It's true!  This includes the Bloom & Grow stamp set and Budding Blooms dies!  Get yours today and save!  Click on any of the links below to take you to my online store.

 

Did you miss my other Bloom & Grow project?  Not for long, see it here!

 

Do you live in the US?  Are you looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  If you don't have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, I would like to send one to you.  Please contact me to request your copy today!

 

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