Last-Chance Products—Discounted Items & Sweet Treats!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have some “sweet” cards and 3-D projects to share with you.  We’re approaching the end of our Last-Chance Products promotion, and in these final days, Stampin’ Up! identified some items they now discounted up to 30%.

The discount pricing will go into effect at 12:00 PM (MT) on Thursday, May 30. I just wanted to let you know to get these discounted products while they last!

Click here to see the list of discounted last-chance products.

Oh my gosh … my club members fell in love with this cute little project we did at our Annual Spring Stamping Retreat, now you can get the goodies at a discount to make them!!

The Sweet Cups are discounted as well as the Sweet Pins & Tags and the Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon!

These cute little treat cups were so easy to make!!  I simply took one of them apart, tossing the bottom, and then opening up the seam of the cut so I could lay it flat onto my designer paper and us it as a template to cut the pattern out!

A coordinating piece of designer paper was cut from one of the circle dies to decorate the top of the cover.  We used the Tombo glue to attach our ribbon onto the sides of the cover … tied a bow ant glued that on as well.

I fell in love with this entire product suite … it is so cute and as I’m writing this blog post, the How Sweet It Is Designer paper and the Sweetest Thing Photopolymer Bundle are still available to purchase!  Check out these cute projects you can create with the Product Suite ….

This bundle and designer paper will be hanging out in my stamp room for a while, not sure I can let it go after it retires. This time of year is a whirlwind … we have to say good-bye (unless you snag it up) and then there is the excitement of the new catalog.  I have several hitting the mail box tomorrow … and some tucked inside orders, and even more ready for pick-up … Do I have yours?

I’ve got more on order so I will have them ready for my Catalog Kick-Off Party … Watch for details coming soon!

Contact me if you have any questions on the retiring projects and/or new catalog. Thank you for joining me today.

Hope your day is a good one!

 

 

Aprons for every Occasion …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Warmer weather is on it’s way and I’ve got some cute cards that you will be able to create lovely aprons for every occasion you can think of with the Aprons of Love Stamps and coordinating dies.  Aprons symbolize so many things: love, dedication, and caring for others. The recipients of your projects will feel thoroughly appreciated.

The stamp set includes 24 photopolymer stamps with * Suggested clear blocks (not included): a, b, e, g. You’ll create die-cut aprons with utensils in record time with 17 Framelits dies to use with your Big Shot.

Did you know that blacksmiths wear aprons? As do chefs, butchers, chemists, and more! This is all to say: the Apron of Love bundle is an incredibly versatile set that can be used for just about anyone!

Whether you want to make a Father’s Day card for the grill-master in your life or send friendly sentiments to your favorite baking buddy, this bundle is a fabulous “anytime” gift.

I just think these are the cutest gifts!! And the cards are cute too … there is so much you can do with this bundle, and it will be great for our upcoming summer (if we ever see spring!).

Here is a cute little crafting box that I created with the Aprons for my Annual Spring Stamping Retreat last year … they greeted my attendees when they came into our stamp room to get started. It was stuffed with some fun embellishments …

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ~

Enjoy your day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

 

Mini Pizza Boxes … All Decked Out!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are doing well.  It’s finally warming up here but it’s coming with rain … however, I’ll take the rain over the blizzard conditions to the west of us!! Stay warm my friends!

Today I’d like to share another Sale-a-bration item … The Mini Pizza Box and the many different ways it can be decked out (and stuffed) Did you know two good sized cookies fit in there!!

First lets team up the Pizza Box with another Sale-a-Bration item, the “Home to Roost” stamp set.  How cute are these two items together.

Next … I would like to share one of my mantle gifts from a past Stamping Retreat.  I turned the pizza box into a “gift box”… and I embossed the top flap!! Did you know that you can use your folders to emboss the cover of the pizza box.  I decked it out with a silver glitter bow on top and rhinestones on the front … they were so pretty!

A project that our attendees made were these festively decorated pizza boxes with three gift tags tucked inside.  These also made a cute little gift, whether they wanted to share them or keep the gift box with tags for themselves … we had a blast making them and they were pretty easy to make.

Let’s move away from Christmas and head over to a birthday celebration … this cute box is surely filled with lots of happy surprises and birthday wishes.  The pizza box is paired up with the “Postcard Pals” stamp set, and I know of few of my grandchildren who would love to get this for their birthday ….

If you don’t have little kids or grandchildren to deck out one of the pizza boxes … why not try the “One Wild Ride” stamp set with it.  What a fabulous way to deck out a gift card, certificate or hey … cash!!

I hope you enjoyed the five fun ways to decorate your pizza boxes … they’re so cute I wonder if they’ll even care what’s inside!  With just a $50 order, you can add these to your goodies for FREE.  Or … if you have more supplies you need to stock up on, you can add that handsome Rooster as well.

Thank you so much for spending part of your Wednesday with me …

Have yourself and awesome day.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hearts a Plenty …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

For the past week, I’ve been sharing samples from our Meant to Be Bundle in preparation for Valentines Day. However, don’t let hearts just be for one day of the year … we should share our hearts and kindness everyday. We need a kinder world.

Today I am going to review the many cards, and you’ll also notice the sprinkling of Sale-a-bration items included on the cards.  I think you will be “amazed” at all of the different styles of cards and projects you can create with this wonderful bundle … and with this bundle, you qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!!

I start with the very basic of cards … Stamp, Paper and Ink!  Super simple, great for our new stampers.

Simply stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White cardstock.  My next card is also simple but very pretty …

This cards adds a little more dimension when we simply add layers.  Our greeting is backed with the Lovely Lipstick Foil paper which is found in the Sale-a-Bration catalog and can be yours with this bundle or a $50 purchase.

The next card introduces the BigShot and the coordinating dies in the Meant to Be Bundle …

This card is also very easy to make … just add the beautiful All My Love Designer Series paper.  The cute little white hearts are cut from the dies included in the bundle.  Many of the dies in this set include the stitched look and the scallops edges.

The next card uses the same little white hearts … and they are stamped in Flirty Flamingo.  Works well with our flirty background, which is another pattern from the All My Love Designer paper.

The cute scalloped edge on the bottom is yet another die from the coordinating die set in this bundle.  I did introduce the new Stitched Rectangle dies … these are located in the new Occasions Catalog.  You could easily change the greeting on this card to Welcome a Baby, a Sweet Sixteen or a birthday card … possibilities are endless.

If you’re looking for treat boxes for your children’s upcoming Valentines party or a cute little gift for a neighbor or co-worker, here are some great ideas (You’ll see these in the Occasions Catalog) …

My next card features more of the dies, the one I’m using here actually cuts 2 hearts with one roll of the BigShot…

Again I am using the All My Love Designer paper and the Sale-a-Bration Lovely Lipstick Foil paper.  I also embossed my heart with the Tufted Embossing Folder … how cute is that!!

And my card from yesterday, the Grapefruit Grove foil paper is highlighted and actually comes in the same package as the Lovely Lipstick … both of these beautiful papers for FREE.

This card uses the largest of the heart dies and the beautiful little flower die that is also included in the die set.  The ribbon is also available in the Sale-a-bration catalog and comes in a package of 5 colors!!  The background is actually vellum designer paper that comes from the Floral Romance Special paper … in the Occasions Catalog.

So many different styles … and from simple beginnings for our newest stampers to lots of beautiful layers and the BigShot.  Don’t forget all the amazing projects and treat boxes you can also make.

I thank you for joining me today … I have another for you tomorrow, so stop back and check it out.

Till then, have yourself an amazing Monday!!

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Halloween Treat Bag & Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a chance to view all the cards and projects for Halloween that I shared with you yesterday.  Today, as promised, I have another 3-D project for you along with the instructions so you can create it too!  These are super cute -n- easy Halloween bags, however, with a switch of designer paper … you can have these for any holiday or family occasion!

I used many of the items in the Toil & Trouble product suite found on pages 48 and 49 of the Holiday Catalog. Halloween is one of my favorite Holidays … it’s the “fun” one for me.  Fun to decorate, fun with the kids … and candy!

I have several photos for you to take you step by step through the process of making these cute bags … except the decorations – those are just elements that I cut out (with the help of the coordinating dies) from the designer paper!

You will need any 12 x 12 piece of designer paper.  Cut in half … You will have 2 – 6″ x 12″ pieces and can create 2 treat bags from this one sheet.

Once you have your paper cut, you will place it on your Simply Score board or you can use your paper cutter with the scoring blade. Lay it on the board as shown … 12″ should be horizontal (the long way).  Now you’ll score at 1-1/2″, 5-1/2″, 7″ and then 11″.  The last 1″ will be your flap that holds the bag together.

Now turn your paper 90° so the short side is at the top (horizontal) and score at 1″ and 5″ … this will be the top piece that gets folded over to create the two tone look and the bottom flaps!

I always fold over (burnish) all my score lines – it just makes it easier to assemble.  You will notch out the score lines on the bottom (that is edge that has the piece cut out) See sample above.  Before you assemble you bag – You will fold over the top flap to reveal the second pattern and glue that flap down.  Now you are ready for assembly.

You can see on this next picture (on the flap) the two tone patterns from folding down the top flap.

On the flap that has the 1″ x 1″ piece notched out … fold the flap in (the stars are actually the inside of this bag) and then align the flap with the opposite side of your bag.  I like using glue for creating bags because it allows you to move your flaps a little when aligning (it’s more forgiving) … the sticky strip and adhesives like that – once they’re down … they are down and there is no fixing that.  The glue holds beautifully once set.

Next you will add glue to the two small flaps to begin your bottom …

Add your glue to the sides of the flap as shown, and be sure to glue both of the small flaps. Then flip the bottom flap over the two small flaps and check your sides to see if they are aligned (so you don’t get a crooked bag).

Next you will add glue to the very top of the top flap (shown in picture below) and fold over.  There is a little glue exposed from the small flaps the will help hold the top flap to the entire bottom.

Here’s a stampin’ tip: To ensure the bottom is secure, sit your bag up and then I use a pencil with the eraser side down and give a firm push on the bottom and make sure all flaps are down and secure.  Walla … Your done.

Now if you’d like, you can decorate the bag ~

On this bag I highlighted the bats and used the stars as my topper.  Here I punched out a 2″ circle and used the hat from another pattern in the Toil & Trouble designer series paper.  I wrapped a little gold thread around my fingers and then placed it onto a stampin’ dimensional to hold it in place… I thought the gold tied in with the stars nicely. This one was finished off with a simple cardstock handle 🙂

On my second bag I just folded my score lines opposite from the first to expose the stars and highlight them!

The base for my decoration was the Pretty Label punch and embellished with cut out pieces from the designer places … all popped up to create some fun dimension! The Happy Halloween greeting comes from the coordinating stamp set and the ends were punched to create a banner.  To finish off this bag, I used the beautiful Black Glittered Organdy ribbon to create my handle… oh so cute!!

I hope I inspired you to pick up some of this amazing paper and even the Toil & Trouble bundle so you can create these cute little treat bags for your special little ghouls and goblins.

Thank you for joining me today … let me know (below) how you liked the projects and the tutorial. Either Like or Comment … I would appreciate the feedback.

Have a fun day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST ….

 

 

 

 

No Toil … No Trouble … Just treats!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

To the catalog went LIVE yesterday and of course I had to put another order in (you know, things I didn’t pick up on the pre-order) lol.  Truth is, is buy in stages … my Halloween and Fall first, with a touch of Christmas. Yesterday, a few more Christmas items for my upcoming Holiday Stamping Retreat. (Which is Sold Out) Thank you ladies!!

Today however, I’m focusing on Halloween … before you know it, those little ghouls and goblins will be ringing our doorbells in celebration of the holiday.  I like to make special little treats for my grandkids and this year decided not to recreate the wheel but copy the cute projects in the catalog!!

My Bakers Boxes should be arriving tomorrow! I’m going to create the cute little green box with the spider webs.  So easy to color … just fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with alcohol, then add a few drops of the ink refill. The alcohol allows your ink to dry much quicker than if you would use water.

The tag is quick -n- easy to make with the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper! There are so many cute patterns, I don’t know which one I like best (but that little ghost does pull at my heart strings).

Here is my little ghost card …

And since we are having fun with the Designer paper, what do you think about the “bat” pattern?  I took this paper and sponged on some fun color effects and this is what I ended up with …

You can get full details … just CLICK HERE.  And while I’m bragging about this amazing designer paper, lets talk about how it coordinates so nicely with the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and Cauldron dies.  Some of the dies actually cut images from the Toil & Trouble designer paper!!

There’s my little ghost again! He just seems to keep turning up throughout this entire blog post! This entire product suite will make your card and gift making as easy as a ghost floating through air.  A totally versatile product suite… so stop back tomorrow because I have another cute project for you to “gift” your little ghouls and goblins!

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your Friday with me! I’ve listed the products used for the projects I shared today. Click on any item for more details or to begin your shopping.  Don’t forget I’m tracking your Virtual Rewards Points … I will be sending out more on Monday!!

Have a wonderful weekend ~

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Spooky-cute goodies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend… I love long weekends, because it means I have a short week ahead of me (at work … the “other” job). We used to laugh at my last job because I always referred to my stinkin’ job or my stampin’ job! Now I work in a Candy Store … it has it’s sweet moments!! lol

Yesterday I shared another one of my Halloween cards, and if you love Halloween you should consider trying out our Paper Pumpkin kit. You can buy it for a month, or 3 – 6 -or- 12 months. You can also do a monthly subscription where to can keep it coming or put it on hold for a designated time of your choice and then start it back up again.

If you’ve tried it before, now is a great time to sign back up because you will be in for a frightfully delightful kit in a scary-cute, special edition box…

October is on its way! And when hordes of little ghosts and goblins descend on your doorstep this Halloween, be prepared with spooky-cute goodies just for them—handmade by you with a little help from Paper Pumpkin. How? Simply subscribe by September 10 at … https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=26646  .

This terrific kit is quick, easy, and all-inclusive. (P.S. You’ll love our frightfully fun special-edition box!) Don’t miss out! I heard there were 24 projects in this kit!! When you subscribe you can order additional kits … or purchase refills later in the month.

I want to thank you for sharing a part of your day with me today!  Let me know if you have any questions with our Paper Pumpkin kits.  When you subscribe … find me on Facebook and I’ll hook you up with my Paper Pumpkin Pals page!

Have a beautiful day ~

You may also like to sign up for a pre-determined time …