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Online Extravaganza Starts Tomorrow!

Get out your Annual catalogue, paper and pen – Online Extravaganza starts tomorrow!

You won’t want to miss out on this perfect opportunity to stock up on all your Stampin’ Up! faves!

There will be three, 48-hour sales, which will feature two product categories at a time (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalogue will have been on sale!

Here are the dates to remember:  they can’t be combined, so make sure to plan ahead!

online extravaganza starts tomorrow

 

There are a few exclusions to this deal you can print off here.

I’ll be stocking up on my adhesives and embellishments for sure.  And I’ve had my eye on a couple stamps sets too.  Plus I think there’s a punch or two I don’t yet have.  And…(you get the idea!)

Shop in my online store now!

Enjoy your shopping weekend and hope you get some paper crafting done too. After all with Online Extravaganza starting tomorrow, you might be so excited you’ll be heading to your craft supplies right now!  

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

I want to show you the ULTRA key-yute Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper.  My friend and fellow demonstrator Trudy made this SO SWEET treat for our last Kreative Kanucks stamping party to swap with everyone else! 

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

You may have missed this fun bundle in the catalogue (pssst, you can find it on page 35) It’s perfect for so many occasions where you want to give a little goodie.  And since it’s a bundle, you get to save 10%!

Here’s a peek at the bundle and framelits, including that cute little tag.

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

Trudy filled her Treat Time bundle with Garden Impressions designer series paper with a Peppermint Pattie (I’m really having a challenge not ripping it open!🙃.  But there are ALL kinds of things you could put in here.  Individual candies?  Lip balm? A mini chocolate bar?  A small hand cream?  

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

What would you use it for?  

  • Maybe you’d make it as a tiny birthday gift?  
  • What about just a thinking of you for a friend under the weather?
  • Or a thank you for your dinner hostess?

Here are a couple other ideas from Stampin’ Up! while you’re mulling over all the possibilities.

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

Isn’t it versatile?  Hearts, ice cream cones, scalloped edging, simply curved tops.  So no more measuring, scoring and fussy cutting.  The framelits do all the work for you. It cuts and scores with one swipe through the Big Shot.  BONUS!

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

Here are a few things to note about Trudy’s treat.

  • She matched her sentiment to the background of her main patterned paper, Night of Navy
  • The tiny piece of Linen Thread ties the tag through one of the holes in the scalloped strip
  • A sponge tapped into Night of Navy colours the edges of the tag so it’s not so stark white

To make this project yourself, here are all the supplies Trudy used.  Why not pick them up today to make your own special treats for someone special?

 

With Halloween coming up, why not make one of these as a fun treat for those scary little witches and Sponge Bob’s coming your way in a few weeks?  

And while you’re thinking about Hallowe’en, have you seen my Handmade Candy Corn Countdown ideas?  See them all with a click of your mouse.

But maybe Halloween isn’t your thing? In that case, let’s take a final look at Trudy’s swap.

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

How about using the Treat Time bundle with Garden Impressions designer series paper, or any of our other patterned papers for quick, sweet and simple favours? 

Handmade Congratulations Card with the Colour Your Season Bundle

Here’s a handmade congratulations card with the Colour Your Season bundle. 

I wanted a special card for one of my friends and Stampin’ Up! teammates, Trudy.  Trudy’s in my Kreative Kanucks Kommunity and she recently promoted. YAY Trudy! 

If you look at the card, do you have any guesses what her new title might be?  (Pssst…check at the bottom and I’ll tell you😋)

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

I had fun designing this handmade congratulations card with the Colour Your season bundle specifically with Trudy in mind. (Well, technically it’s the Blended Season bundle, but both names work! 😙)

A splashy congrats across the front, girly details in Berry Burst and silver glimmer paper and a fab stitched label on a square card.  To make it even more personalized, I brush lettered Trudy’s name on a handmade envelope and added some glitzy rhinestones. 

Take another peek.

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

Have YOU ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?  

Besides the immediate 20% discount on every single one of your crafting supplies, what other reasons might there be to join in the fun?  How about…

  • Getting to see, preorder and play with all the latest products and supplies before anyone else?
  • Earning moola for your household bills, a family trip or just a “bit of fun” money?
  • Being rewarded for doing what you love – stamping, creating and paper crafting?
  • Meeting new papercrafting friends across Canada and the world?
  • Being in control and building your own business, your way and according to your own schedule?
  • Attending fun events and winning new – and exclusive – prizes?

Trudy and I, along with Marilyn, another gal in our team are headed to Orlando in November.  We’re going to help celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary  – in the Magic Kingdom!  How cool is that?  

While we’re there, I know we’ll also be stamping, laughing, swapping (cards), picking up business tips and tricks, winning prizes and learning from top demonstrators across the world.  It will be a ball!

Interested?  You can come along with us too.  By joining now, you can also take part in the fun.

 

But let’s get back to Trudy’s card so I can give you some tips to make it for yourself.

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

Handmade Congratulations Card with the Colour Your Season Bundle Tips and Tricks

  • Centre your stitched label on your Shimmery White panel and run through the Big Shot.  Bonus!  You will be able to see the stitching lines both around the label and around the cut out die piece
  • Wrap your metallic edged ribbon around the Shimmery White panel before adhering it to the Berry Burst
  • Die cut a few swirls and leaves, some in silver glimmer and some in Berry Burst to glue to the back of your raised label BEFORE you adhere it to the card
  • To get the 3D effect, raise your smaller Shimmery White label on dimensionals directly over where you cut it out.  You’ll see two lines of stitching showing.
  • Create your word shadow by running your die through the Big Shot twice, once in Berry Burst and once in silver glimmer paper then glue it together so the pink peeks out
  • Add your glimmer flower last with a dimensional and give it a clear faceted gem centre

And let’s not forget the inside.

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

  • Stamp your sentiment on a Shimmery White scrap in Versamark and sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat
  • Run through the Big Shot with the smallest sized label then glue on more flowers and leaves in behind
  • Use a Stampin’ Dimensional to get a raised, and slightly shadowed, appearance

Would you love to get congratulations cards like this too?  Or maybe other prizes and rewards?  Why not grab your own kit now to become a Kreative Kanuck too?

Trudy also received a little gift to help her celebrate.

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

Like these stitched labels?  See another more summery card I made for another member of my team, Jennifer.  It shows another great way to use them.

Do you think these labels and stamps deserve a spot in your collection of paper crafting supplies?  The Colour Your Season bundle won’t be around for much longer, so click on the image to get yours before they’re gone!

handmade congratulations card with the colour your season bundle

Coming together with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators is one of the best parts of what I do.   Sharing a common love of crafting, and Stampin’ Up! products, learning and having fun together and celebrating when one of us achieves a goal?   That’s special. 

And when I can create handmade congratulations with the Colour Your Season bundle, or any other sets and bundles, to celebrate a friend’s achievement to a Silver status, that’s the cherry on top.

Colour Your Season Bundle Layered Cardmaking

My friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! demo Anita rose to the challenge with the limited edition Colour Your Season bundle layered card making style.  Only available for another few days, make sure you don’t miss out on it!

Anita pulled out all the stops to make her gorgeous card to share with the rest of my Kreative Kanucks team at our last stamp party.  

And not just to share.  To compete! One of the fun things our team does every time we get together is a creative challenge.  At a minimum, everyone gets from me:

  • A piece of 6x6 designer series paper
  • An embellishment of some kind
  • Other coordinating paper or ribbons

She then takes her goodies home and the sky’s the limit on what she designs.  Then at the next party, everyone votes on their favourite project and the designer wins a prize. 

Anita won the day this time with her fab Colour Your Season bundle layered card making.

over the top colour your season bundle layered cardmaking

Isn’t it lovely?  Lots of pretty colour and there’s the Coloured Season bundle again!  This is one beautiful stamp set and dies.  Not to mention over-the-top versatile.  So far,  you’ve seen it for:

And Anita’s card can easily bridge the seasons, working for both summer and fall with the Crushed Curry, golds and green.

Take another peek at the beautiful leaves and holly stamps this set includes.  Plus lots of greetings for so many occasions.

Colour Your Season Bundle Layered Card Making

Colour Your Season Bundle Layered Card Making

totally gorgeous colour your season bundle layered cardmaking

Can you see how many layers there are?  SIX, if you count the card base itself.  What are they?

  1. A thick Whisper White card
  2. Garden Impressions designer paper
  3. A doily peeking through her stitched label window
  4. An embossed panel in Crushed Curry highlighting her greeting through the window
  5. Die cut leaves in old Olive, Lemon-Lime Twist and gold foil placed behind her flowers, and
  6. The flower trio, beautifully coloured with her watercolour pencils and fussy cut (YES, cut out with her scissors – by hand!)

Top it all off with two different embellishments…the Share What You Love Artisan pearls and the Grapefruit Grove faceted dots…and it’s a masterpiece.

Layered card making adds tons of personality and OOMPH to your designs. 

I know we all love the speed of simple, five-minute cards right?  But every once in a while it’s fun to pull out all the stops like Anita and design with coordinated papers, dies, stamps and inks.  And why wouldn’t you when you can create original designs like this.

colour your season bundle layered cardmaking

So here’s a fun challenge for you.  Let’s see how many layers you can come up with for your next card making session?  Four, five, six (like Anita) or maybe more😁? 

Or if you want to recreate one just like hers, here’s everything you need.  Simply click on the image to place your order now.  

colour your season bundle layered cardmaking

Love layers and want a few more ideas? 

What about this one with laser-cut paper or maybe this cute raccoon one strikes your fancy.

Next time you need an over-the-top WOW card, think about this Colour Your Season bundle layered card making from Anita – and have fun crafting!

Cardmaking with the Stampin Up Stained Glass Thinlits

Cardmaking with Stampin Up Stained Glass Thinlits

My friend Marilyn shared this special card at our team stamping party and I thought you might like to see it too. It shows just how beautiful cardmaking with Stampin Up Stained Glass thinlits can be for heartfelt sympathy cards.

Marilyn used both the stamp set and thinlits to create a detailed background window with pretty hand-coloured butterflies.  She says this was one of the first new sets she purchased and she took advantage of bundled pricing to save 10% off the total.  Really when you can get seamless and stress-free crafting at a reduced cost, why wouldn’t you?

Cardmaking with the Stampin Up Stained Glass Thinlits

Isn’t it pretty?  And isn’t the colour combination just a bit different?  Blushing Bride, Cajun Craze and Basic Black cardstock.  Then her butterflies are coloured with the Stampin’ Write markers in Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler with just a touch of Flirty flamingo.

Cardmaking with the Stampin Up Stained Glass Thinlits

The sentiments in this stamp set are a different script from our usual style.  Being a calligrapher, I was immediately attracted to the bold gothic style letters.  They’re solid, expressive and beautiful.  Plus, they’re an ideal complement to the stained glass effect and have an almost cathedral-like feel.  

But there’s more than just a stamp set and thinlits.  In fact, there’s an entire suite of products for coordinated crafting.  Gorgeous stamped vellum, faceted buttons and shiny black cord round out the supplies.  

You can see it all on page 164-165 of the Annual Catalogue. But you can also see it in action right here in Stampin’ Up!’s video.  (Pssst.   You won’t want to miss Brian’s great tips for different colouring techniques on vellum.)

 

Look how spectacular these designs are when our 2018-20 In Colors spice things up a bit. Which one is your favourite?

 

cardmaking with Stampin Up Stained Glass thinlits

Have you ever gone all-out and purchased everything in one of our suites?

Why would you want to?

  • Three words:  coordination, coordination, coordination.  In paper, colours, embellishments, tools, stamps, ribbons and dies.
  • Paper crafting at its absolute quickest and easiest with stamped images you can cut out fast with framelits and punches.
  • Loads of ideas you can CASE (Copy And Share Everything) directly from the catalogue.
  • And let’s not forget cost savings.

There are 14 suites in our Annual Catalogue.  And every single suite has a bundle of some kind.  Whether it’s stamps and dies or stamps and a punch, or stamps and an embossing folder, you’ll save 10%.

So maybe going “all out” is a pretty great thing!

Let’s get back to how Marilyn made her card.

Cardmaking with the Stampin Up Stained Glass Thinlits

Top Tips to Cardmaking with Stampin Up Stained Glass Thinlits

  • Stamp the three butterflies, colour them with your Stampin’ Writes then cut out with your Big Shot and framelit.
  • Use your Precision Base Plate to make quick work of the detailed thinlit cutting.
  • Use your silicone craft sheet, a sponge and multipurpose liquid glue to add adhesive to the back of your detailed thinlits.  See exactly how in this cool “VersaWink” YouTube project.
  • Stamp your label outline first then your words inside for easier placement.  Alternatively, use your Stamparatus to get your words aligned precisely.  See how in my short video here.
  • Have each butterfly face a slightly different direction for more natural feel.

Wanna make this card?  Here’s everything Marilyn used. Make sure to take advantage of the bundled savings on this classic, conservative and beautiful suite.

 

Cardmaking with the Stampin Up Stained Glass Thinlits

This suite has something for everyone.  Go classic and conservative like Marilyn’s sympathy card.  Or you can fun it up like I did with this “little bit wild” card where I featured the vellum and cord.  

Either way, you’ll be cardmaking with Stampin Up Stained Glass thinlits, and this gorgeous suite for years to come.

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