Tags to say Thank Ewe

12.31.2015

Thank you to my local customers who have kept me going this year!

And thank you to my readers who haven't given up on me despite sporatic posts. Here's a cute project created recently for some customer orders. I couldn't resist getting a little silly with the help of our Alphabet Rotary stamp:






May you have a blessed 2016!
Adriana B.

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Dec 29 2015

12.29.2015


WEEKLY DEALS

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!
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Amazing Birthday Wood-Mount Stamp Set Item # 134225
Regular Price: $29.00 US/$36.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.75 US/$27.00 CAN



Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 133727
Regular Price: $8.50 US/$10.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.38 US/$7.88 CAN



Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine Item # 134575
Regular Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.25 US/$2.81 CAN



Ornate Tag Topper Punch Item # 137416
Regular Price: $23.00 US/$28.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.25 US/$21.00 CAN
Not sure if these products are for you? Here are some projects created using Amazing Birthday, Baker's Twine and/or Tag punches:





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Coming Soon!

Sale-A-Bration is coming up soon! Our #1 annual promotion provides three ways to earn limited-time Stampin' Up! products:

  • For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you receive a free Sale-a-bration product of your choice. 
  • Host an event during Sale-a-bration and you'll earn $25 more in Stampin' Rewards once your party reaches $250. (Consider that most people will want to hit that $50 mark to get a free item!) This is in addition to your regular rewards. 
  • It's the best time of year to sign up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. It's only $99 to sign and you get to choose $155 of product. Plus your kit ships for free! No risk here - just get your kit, stay on a continue to receive discounts on your purchases or plant your feet and begin to build a business; either way, it's quite a deal!

Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale-a-bration preview: Flowering Fields

12.28.2015

Stampin' Up!'s annual Sale-a-bration* begins on January 5th! We have some fun things in store for you this year - stamps, paper, Project Life… oh my! And we'll even have some new choices for you in mid-February. This is a great way to budget for your stamping supplies and be able to take advantage of Sale-a-bration more than once!

One of the stamp sets available through this promotion is a 7 piece stamp set called Flowering Fields. These images are great for bouquets or fields. In need of a quick card, I used one of the leafy images along with a Freshly Made Sketch to create this note card:



Be sure to check back for additional sneak peeks and products available through Sale-a-bration. If you're new to our products - scroll down for a quick rundown of how this promotion works!


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New to Stampin' Up! or need a refresher on this promo? During Sale-a-bration you have three ways to earn free products:

  • For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you receive a free Sale-a-bration product of your choice. (Once the promotion begins, you can view the SAB catalog online here.)
  • Host an event during Sale-a-bration and you'll earn $25 more in Stampin' Rewards once your party reaches $250. (Consider that most people will want to hit that $50 mark to get a free item!) This is in addition to your regular rewards
  • It's the best time of year to sign up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. It's only $99 to sign and you get to choose $155 of product. Plus your kit ships for free! No risk here - just get your kit, stay on a continue to receive discounts on your purchases or plant your feet and begin to build a business; either way, it's quite a deal!

Stampin' Up! Sprinkles on Top

12.27.2015

Let me share a little hidden gem of a stamp set with you. Sprinkles on Top is in the Annual Catalog and it's a great set to have on hand for birthdays… even those of us who have had a few :)




  • Dynamic Duo: The donuts in this set are sized to coordinate with a 3/4" circle punch.
  • Add a little shimmer with Wink Of Stella - available beginning in January in our Occasions Catalog. (I now understand why other Demonstrators were so happy that we picked up this product. Go Stampin' Up!)
  • Additional color and detail was added along the fold with a strip of Washi Tape and Baker's Twine.

Dynamic Duo

sketch: RetroSketches

Thanks for viewing today's post! To see additional images in the stamp set used today, simply click on the image link above.


Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Dec 22 2015

12.22.2015


This week's deals are up!

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Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper Item # 138439
Regular Price: $13.00 US/$16.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.75 US/$12.00 CAN



Silver Glimmer Paper Item # 135314
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN



Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon Item # 134559
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN



Be The Star Wood-Mount Stamp Set Item # 135731
Regular Price: $29.00 US/$36.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.75 US/$27.00 CAN


To take advantage of the Weekly Deals or check out additional sale items in our Year-End Clearance, simply click the birds below. If you are on my Stampin' Up! site, you can access the store any time by clicking SHOP NOW in the banner above. Thank you!

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Blue Balloon Christmas

12.21.2015

I shared in an earlier post how I used a large balloon die to create a holiday ornament. But I just realized I never shared the finished cards! Doh!

the inside reads: "May all these be yours at Christmas"





  • If you prefer the original Christmas Ornament Big Shot dies we sold previously, note they are on close-out right now at our Year End Sale. <—click the link to check it out!
  • The sentiment used here is from our Holiday Catalog set Versatile Christmas.
  • The card base is our Whisper White Thick Card Stock. As you can see, it stands up beautifully - no bending!

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Adriana B.

Let it snow?

12.19.2015

In Florida we are not likely to see any snow… and I'm okay with that. But it's still fun to play with cold weather related images and greetings. Here's one created with the help of a sketch at Paper Craft Crew:


Images from Christmas Cuties and Happy Scenes. Both are stamp sets available in the Holiday 2015 catalog and will retire at the end of the sales period (Jan 4).

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Paper Pumpkin - a great gift!

12.19.2015

We are down to the last week before Christmas and it's likely that a few of you are still looking for gifts. Have you checked out Paper Pumpkin (the Stampin' Up! kit in the mail) as a possibility? You can choose a monthly subscription or options ranging from 3 months to one year.

In November the kit included all of the supplies (and some extra) for making 10 Christmas cards.


A real peek at my desk once I opened the kit ;)

If you completed the design based on the enclosed instructions, your cards would look like this:


For a look at other items created with the kit, click here to visit the Stampin' Up! Pinterest board.


Now I'm off to play with December's kit!

Adriana B.

From balloon to Christmas Ornament

12.16.2015

Do you like to find other uses for your punches and dies? Me, too! I was browsing Pinterest the other day and came across a beautiful card created using Christmas Ornament Framelits. I don't own those particular dies, but I realized that I do have the Balloon Framelits and with just a little creativity the images created could be used to make an ornament.

Here are the two pieces I used: the bow and the negative from the balloon.


Following the idea shared on Pinterest, I used two dies from the Sleigh Ride Framelits to decorate my 'ornament'.  




For more ideas for Christmas and other occasions, check out my boards on Pinterest. Let me know what you think :)

Adriana B.

Tip for mailing cards with embellishments

12.13.2015


It's time to mail out those Christmas cards you made! Here's a little tip for mailing our those cards that aren't exactly flat. Your best bet for bulky cards is to put them in a bubble envelope, but for just a little bit of bling or a small bump from a bow, you can easily protect your card (and the USPS sorting machines).

You know that scrap card stock 
you have that you just know is 
good for something
Well, this is a good time to use it :)

Here's my somewhat bumpy card; it's one of the cards created using the November 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit. I love that little Linen Thread bow and the Pearls, but they're not exactly flat...


So what I recommend is using a piece of scrap card stock and either the size of the card front or at least a size just larger than where your "bump" is located. (I found a piece of card stock that was just wider than the strip running down the center of the card.) Apply adhesive and then stick this piece to the back of your envelope as shown:


Now place your card into the envelope facing the back. The card stock layer you added to the envelope will provide extra protection to your embellishments. Try this even if you are going to pay extra postage for your card; your recipient is more likely to receive the card and envelope without any rips or tears.



Now... time to make those last few cards before I have to change the design to "Happy New Year"!
Thanks for reading today's post :)
Adriana B.

Stampin' Up! Year End Sale

12.10.2015

Posts have been scarce around here, but I didn't want to neglect to tell you about the sale going on at Stampin' Up!

It's the end of the year, so we're cleaning our inventory and making room for new products--and we're offering you some great savings while we do it! We're adding more products to our clearance rack and discounting select items from the holiday catalog. (Products on the Holiday Retiring List are now discounted up to 40 percent.) 


http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=100300&dbwsdemoid=114025


*During the Year-End Sale, you can find ALL discounted products in one location in the online store: under the Year-End Sale category. So don't fret if you don't see the category "Clearance Rack" on the online store right now--it has been integrated into the Year-End Sale.*

To take advantage of the discounted prices and get your retiring items, simply click on the banner or link shared above. Thanks!
Adriana B.

Stampin' Up! Lighthearted Leaves note card set

11.14.2015


Before I get to today's share, I just wanted to thank your for stopping by! If you subscribe to my blog, thank you for continuing to follow despite my lack of posts lately. Some gears have had to shift around here lately and it has been difficult to spend time crafting, much less write a post. Truly, I thank you for your patience with me!

These note cards are all use our Lightheart Leaves stamp set (currently offered in our Holiday Catalog) and are all on a base of Stampin' Up! Whisper White note cards & envelopes, sized 3-1/2" x 5". This is the perfect size for a sweet hand-delivered note, but keep in mind that you'll need to slip it into a larger envelope for mailing.


I'm really enjoying this set not only because of the designs, which look fun by themselves, but because I love to color. I used the yarn sitting on a shelf as color inspiration. The layout is based on a card by Teneale Williams (a Demonstrator in Australia).



Here's the set of four:



Now back to family errands. They never end!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Adriana B.


Like today's cards? Click the birdies above to access this stamp set and more in our
 seasonal catalog "Handmade for the Holidays"

Stampin' Up! Fancy Foil Christmas Cards

10.02.2015

Today's cards are projects shared by Cris McCarthy, a demonstrator in Boise, Idaho. Both make use of some of our special holiday vellum paper but in completely different ways. Enjoy!

Sentiment: Peaceful Pines; Holiday Fancy Foil Designer Vellum


And here's a crisp black and white projects with just a bit of shimmer:



Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper, Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack

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Adriana B.


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