Saturday, August 19, 2017

Back to School Survival Crate

It's back to school time in Oklahoma! Today I am playing along with the Back to School Rubbernecker Challenge #16.

I combined the Wood Words and Coffee Cafe stamp sets to create this little teacher gift called the Back to School Survival Crate. I assembled the crate using the Wood Crate Framelits die and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. Next I stamped the "for you" sentiment onto the DSP and cut out the tag shape with the framelit in the Wood Crate Framelits set. I looped a piece of Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon behind the tag and tied a bow with Linen Thread. Now on to the goodies:


Contents: Faux Wood Crate, Thanks a Latte card, A Note for You Post it Note holder, chocolate, Life Happens Coffee Helps mini notebook, one pack of Emergen-C, and two instant Starbuck's coffee's in a little tag holder.

The crate contains a little card cut out of the coffee cups framelits die. I stamped the Thanks a Latte sentiment from the coordinating Coffee Cafe stamp set in Garden Green. I have a tutorial HERE that shows how to make a card from this framelit die. I thought the sentiment was really cute for the teachers. 

I created a little Post it Note holder. My Post Its measured 3" x 3" so I cut a piece of Whisper White DSP 3-1/4" x 6-3/4" and scored at 3-2/8" and 3-4/8".  The front is decorated with the Coffee Break DSP. I added another stamp set to the mix. The banner is from the Number of Years set and I cut it out with the coordinating shape in the Large Number Framelits Die. The sentiment is from the Wood Words stamp set. The little circle embellishment was stamped on to Whisper White cardstock in Early Espresso from the circle shape in the Wood Words set and I cut it out with the Layering Circle Framelit die.
I've seen these little notebooks created with other dies, so I thought why not go along with the theme and add a little coffee notebook. The sentiment is stamped in green ombre by using various shades of green Stampin' Write markers directly onto the stamp.  I punched the hole with my Crop-A-Dile and added a little metal ring and ribbon to hold it together. I cut out loose leaf notebook paper with the coffee framelit die.
Obviously, we need coffee to get through the first day of school. With these little instant packets you don't even need water. You can just snip off the top of the package and chug it. Lol! The word coffee is taken off of another sentiment from the Coffee Cafe set. I inked that word only in Early Espresso and stamped onto the Wood Textures DSP. With the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, you can cut a 2 inch strip of paper as long as you want it. Punch the top and fold it over to create a pocket. I punched the holes with my Crop-A-Dile and back stitched Linen Thread through the holes to hold it together. 

I pray that our teachers kiddos have a wonderful school year and that they stay safe and have open minds and their hearts are filled with of love. I pray that they embrace each other's differences and stand up for what is just and good in the world. I pray that lasting friendships are formed and that an end is put to discrimination and nonsense. I pray for an all inclusive environment where children of all abilities feel valued and loved!
If you would like to order any of the items to make these projects, you can order from me by clicking on this link to start shopping. Please choose me as your demonstrator at check out. Thanks for stopping by!

 Supply List:
  • Stamp Sets: Coffee Cafe, Number of Years, Wood Words
  • Colors & Ink:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Cucumber Crush, Blushing Bride
  • DSP: Coffee Break
  • Tools and Embelishments: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips,Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Linen Thread, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Crop-A-Dile
  • Big Shot: Coffee Cups Framelits, Large Number Framelits Die, Wood Crate Framelits Die, Layering Circles Framelits Die

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Clearance Items Added

Stampin' Up! just added a bunch of new items to the clearance rack! Click here to shop and please choose me as your demonstrator:

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Some of my favorites are: 
Halloween Scenes Edgelits Die (it makes a really cute fence border) on clearance 
for $15. 
Halloween Night Speciality Designer Series Paper is only $5.20 
Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper is only $4.40 
If you want to make some cute Christmas tags the Merry Tags Framelits dies are 
marked down $10 off. 
There are some little white gift boxes for $3.20 that would be really cute to 
decorate for Halloween or Christmas. 
The acorn builder punch is only $10.80. 
(If you are demonstrator you get an additional 20 percent off of the sale price 
too! Let me know if you want to sign up!) 
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Mini Treat Bag with Matching Card and Envelope Using the Envelope Punch Board


Easily make a matching card and envelope to fit inside your mini treat bag! Create your mini treat bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die. A 3" x 4" card will fit inside along with the envelope. The envelope punch board is one of those items that I always leave out on my craft table. It is so easy to use and it's a great way to help use up scraps to make the cute envelope liners. The directions are right on the board. Once you have the envelope mastered, there is great YouTube video from Frenchie Stamps who shows a genius shortcut on making the liners using less paper. 


I created the little "Life Happens Coffee Helps" tag using the Coffee Cups Framelits die. Just cut your paper 2" x 5" and fold in half like a card. Place the die over the folded edge just a bit and when you run it through the Big Shot the folded part will stay folded and not cut. Sandwich the framelit the normal way, with the Magnetic Platform, clear plate, die then clear plate on top. Then just cut out two lids and glue them to the front and back of the little tag. 
This is still my favorite bundle and the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper is amazing! 

You can order any of these items from me at www.stampinup.com. The Coffee Cups Framelits even have a die that cuts out the DSP, like the little coffee cup I placed on the envelope.


Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave a comment or ask any questions. I'm happy to share!

 Supply List:

  • Stamp Set: Coffee Cafe
  • Colors & Ink:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz
  • DSP: Coffee Break, Window Sheet
  • Tools: Envelope Punch Board,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder
  • Big Shot: Coffee Cups Framelits

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Carols of Christmas Early Release

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog doesn't come out until next month, but you can order the Carols of Christmas Bundle now with this early release! I pre-ordered mine and created this fun watercolor card with some inspiration from Ilina Crouse. To create this look I put three drops of reinkers onto my silicone craft sheet in Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise and Night of Navy. Then I used an aqua painter to pull a tiny bit of color from each drop and and swirl around onto watercolor paper, letting the edges of different colors touch and mix. I dried it with my heat tool, then stamped the Peace on Earth sentiment from the Carols of Christmas stamp in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.
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Supply List:

  • Stamp Set: Carols of Christmas
  • Colors & Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise and Night of Navy
  • DSP:  Watercolor Paper, Elegant Eggplant Cardstock
  • Embelishments: White Embossing Powder
  • Tools: Silicone Craft Sheet, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter Carols of Christmas Clear-Mount Bundle

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop - August Step it Up

Welcome to our August Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version on the first of every month.  We use current Stampin' Up! products in our designs. I'm so happy you stopped by. 

Featuring . . . Dragonfly Dreams! This simple version is created with a Melon Mambo card base. I stamped the dragonfly and sentiment on to watercolor paper with black Archival Ink and embossed with black embossing powder. To get the watery look I first painted around the dragonfly by dipping a paintbrush generously in water and painting the water where I wanted my color to go. While wet, I placed a drop of Melon Mambo and a drop of Calypso Coral on my Silicone Craft Sheet. Next I used an Aqua Painter to pick up a small drop of color and gently dropped the color on the water that I previously painted. I alternated between Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral and tilted the watercolor paper to get it to move where I wanted it. Make sure you keep the paper wet with your paintbrush and water. 
To step it up, I used the same Melon Mambo base with a Basic Black mat. Instead of watercolor paper, I used Glossy White Cardstock. I sponged Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral all over the paper and spritzed it generously with water using the Stampin' Spritzer and dried it with the heat tool. Then I wet my hand and flung water drops with my fingers on the paper and let it dry again. I stamped the alphabet clusters from the Touches of Texture stamp set in Calypso Coral. I did the same technique with a scrap of Glossy White cardstock for my sentiment. Once dry I stamped the dragonfly with Basic Black Archival ink and embossed with Black embossing powder. I embossed the sentiment too. 

I die cut the embossed dragonfly from this completed piece with the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die and sat it aside. Then I tilted the paper and adhered it onto the black base. Next, take your cut out dragonfly and glue the center only over the black cut out part but not directly over it. I moved it up a little to create a shadow effect. Do not glue the wings so that you can fluff them up for dimension. It's embellished with Iridescent Sequins and Gold Metallic Thread. I added clear Wink of Stella to the wings for shimmer.
As always, thank you for stopping by! We love comments too! To see what the other bloggers' stepped up cards look like, hop on over to See Julie Stamp by clicking Next Blog below:
www.seejuliestamp.com

You can order any of the supplies to make this card directly from me by clicking on the order button on the right, or by visiting www.stampinup.com and choosing me as your demonstrator. Check out all of the new stamps and 23 new bundled sets! For a list of all of the bundles, which save you 10% just click HERE.

Supply List:

  • Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Touches of Texture
  • Colors & Ink:  Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Basic Black
  • DSP:  Watercolor Paper, Glossy White Cardstock
  • Embellishments: Basic Black Archival Ink, Sequin Assortment, Gold Metallic Thread, Black Embossing Powder, Clear Wink of Stella
  • Tools: Silicone Craft Sheet, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Stamping Sponge, Stampin' Spritzer, Aqua Painter, Paint Brush
  • Big Shot: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Coffee Cafe Bundle and Freshly Made Sketch Challenge

This weekend I'm playing along with the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge FMS298. I am featuring the new Coffee Cafe Bundle and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. 
FMS298
Emboss resist technique: I stamped the sentiment with Versamark onto Whisper White cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. Next I sponged Soft Sky diagonally on the page, like the sketch. The Coffee Cups Framelits dies are sized to cut out the coffee cups on the Coffee Break DSP. I popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals. So cute!

Here's another emboss resist card that I cased from Juana Ambida. To create the lid, I stamped Whisper White Craft ink onto a window sheet and embossed with white embossing powder. I die cut the whip cream and placed behind the coordinating window sheet embossed outline.
The assorted coffee pots were hand cut from the DSP. I tried to case the gift packaging idea on page 30 of the Stampin' Up! catalog. I need the Lots of Labels Framelits. Instead I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
This card was cased from the catalog. Lots of layers going on! I added the new 1/4" Copper Trim.
Last, an embellished notebook for my coffee loving friend! You can purchase the Coffee Cafe Bundle and save 10%. It includes the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set plus the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies for $45.75 USD. The Coffee Break DSP includes 12 sheets of double sided 12" x 12" sheets for $11.00 USD. Just click HERE to shop with me and choose me as your demonstrator. 
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Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment if you have any questions about the cards or techniques above.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Coffee Cafe Birthday Card

I cannot believe my son is turning 23! We both love Starbuck's so this Coffee Break Suite was the perfect assortment for a masculine birthday card. For the front of the card I used the Coffee Cafe Bundle which includes the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (pages 30 and 31). The bundles save 10%. It's coordinated with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. 
Inside, I created a gift card pocket and stamped the sentiment and numbers with the Number of Years stamp and cut the numbers out with the coordinating Large Numbers Framelits die. I love this DSP which looks like coffee stains. Thanks for stopping by!




Supply List:

  • Stamp Sets: Coffee Cafe, Number of Years
  • Colors & Ink:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • DSP: Coffee Break
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips
  • Big Shot: Large Numbers Framelits, Coffee Cups Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bonus Days are Back!


Ho, ho, ho! Stampin' Up's Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! Your will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, SU will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN)! Search my name in the demonstrator directory and click on this link to join for only $99: http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/join

Saturday, July 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop - July Step it Up


Welcome to our July Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version on the first of every month.  We use current Stampin' Up! products in our designs. I'm so happy you stopped by.
Featuring . . . Wood Words and Jar of Love. To create this simple card, I used Soft Sky for the base and made a top fold card. The first layer is a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. The next layer is a piece of Watercolor Paper which I sponged with Soft Sky, spritzed with water and dried with my Heat Tool. The crate was cut out with the Wood Crate Framelits Die and I just cut off the front. You can save 10% when you purchase the Wood Words Bundle (145315) which includes the stamp and die. All of the flowers are created from the Jar of Love stamp and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits. I used Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzaz, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky for the flowers.
Here is the stepped up version. Whaaat? It looks the same? Well, it's a top fold card turned on it's side. But, that's not all! Check out the pop up goodness on the inside! It even folds flat to put in an envelope to mail. I had Stamper's Block all week. I recently read Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. She said, so what if someone has already done it - you haven't. So I went to Pinterest for some inspiration. I'd like to give a shout out to a few of my Pinterest favorites who inspired these cards: Lori Pinto, Paula Dobson and Rachel Wollard.
How's that for stepped up! This was not hard. Just assemble your crate and cut off the bottom. Decorate you crate with the flowers before you glue it into the card. When you are all done with your floral goodness, put the crate flush against the inside of the card at a 90 degree angle. Glue the left side of the crate to the left side of the card and glue the back to the right side of the card. When you close the card it will fold flat. Create the longer side fold style card so that the crate won't stick out when you fold it. I stamped the sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.
This is a photo of the card turned upside down so you can see inside the crate. I cut two strips of scrap paper 4 1/2" long and folded 1/2" in on each end as shown. Those two strips are attached inside the crate to glue your flowers and stems onto. Fold the pieces as shown so that they will fold flat with the movement of the crate when the card is closed.

As always, thank you for stopping by! We love comments too! To see what the other bloggers' stepped up cards look like, hop on over to See Julie Stamp by clicking below:
http://www.seejuliestamp.com/2017/06/WCBH7-1.html
You can order any of the supplies to make this card directly from me by clicking on the order button on the right, or by visiting www.stampinup.com and choosing me as your demonstrator. Check out all of the new stamps and 23 new bundled sets! For a list of all of the bundles, which save you 10% just click HERE.

Supply List:

  • Stamp Sets: Wood Words, Jar of Love, Dragonfly Dreams
  • Colors & Ink:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzaz, Wild Wisabi and Early Espresso
  • Embellishments: Watercolor Paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Linen Thread
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Stamping Sponge, Stampin Spritzer
  • Big Shot: Everyday Jars Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits

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