Monthly Archives: November 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting, football and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebrations would likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table.

I’ll be making a meal of roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, dumplings & gravy, cranberry sauce, buttered carrots, creamed corn, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie with whipped cream with enough for leftovers (which are always good!). We will watch the parade, football and some Hallmark movies in the evening.

Today I thought I would share a simple card made from ‘fussy’ cutting out some of the pumpkins from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and greeting from Paisleys & Posies stamp set.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards.

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Happy Thanksgiving – – – Have a great day – Craft On!

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9th Sunday of Christmas – Gift Packaging

Welcome to the 9th Sunday of Christmas 2017.  This week I’m featuring Gift Packaging.  Stampin’ Up! carries a nice variety of products perfect for your gift packaging needs.

First are the Mini Pizza boxes, just the right size for holding a cookie or 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) note cards.  Boxes come in packages of 8, folded box size: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 1″ and they are food safe.

Next are Acetate card boxes, not sure what to do with those cards you just love to make, easily give handmade cards as gifts with these clear card boxes.  Each box holds 5 standard cards plus envelopes. There are 10 boxes per pack, each is 4-7/16″ x 5-13/16″ x 5/8″.  Wrap ribbon around, add a tag and you gift ready to go!

6″ x 17″Gusseted Cellophane bags – Use these bags for treat or gift bags. Just pop the treat or gift into one of our shiny cellophane bags and add a stamped header. These bags are gusseted so they expand to hold more. Perfect for cards or even your favorite wine.

Last are the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes – Fill up these clear acetate boxes with tiny treats, and add a personal touch for that special someone.  16 boxes, 2″ x 2″ x 2″,  Food safe and Acid free.  Fill with the treats of your choice!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards.

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Learn more today about new Stampin’ Blends

Earlier this week I shared a card I colored with the new Stampin’ Blends – today I thought  I would share with you some video’s to explain more about these new Alcohol Markers.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you enjoyed the video’s!

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Coloring with Stampin’ Blends

Today I thought I would share a card with you colored with the new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.

When using these markers, you should stamp your image using Memento Black ink pad and make sure that the image is dry before starting to color.

Birthday Blooms is one of my favorite stamp sets and is perfect for coloring. I used Bermuda Bay on the main flower and Pink Pirouette & Calypso Coral for the smaller flowers. Leaves are in Old Olive. For all colors I used both the light and dark markers. Since I used Pink Pirouette on the flower I decided to accent with Rich Razzleberry.  The mat for the card is Merry Little Christmas Designer series paper on Basic Black card stock, then the stamped image is matted on Basic Black with a Rich Razzleberry ribbon accent.  I decided on the ‘Dear Friend’ stamp for the outside and ‘Happiest of Birthdays to you”.

How about some coloring?

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards.

Please join my newsletter group to receive instructions and supply lists for all projects featured during the 12 Sundays of Christmas.  Follow me on Instagram @cqueen309.

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Please add your order to the current Host Code XZJVWWKD, check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders between $35-$74.99 (before shipping and tax) receive a package of Clear or Gold Faceted Gems and orders from $75-$149.99, in addition to the Faceted Gems you will receive a package of Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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8th Sunday of Christmas featuring Hearts Come Home

Welcome to the 8th Sunday of Christmas 2017 featuring the Hearts Come Home Bundle, which comes in either wood or clear mount stamps.  Features the Hearts Come Home stamp set and Hometown Greeting Edgelits.

Let Santa’s sleigh fly over beautiful houses and landscapes!  Create a festive village in record time with Edgelits dies and the Big Shot. Combine die cuts to create the look you want.  Edgelits Dies help you create detailed die cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.

The first two projects feature all of the six edgelits, three on each project.

Here is a card and tag using Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, Foil Snowflake and Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper to create a cool card and matching tag.

These two cards feature tags, punches, bows, sequins and even a cute window with a Red Glimmer frame.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards.

Please join my newsletter group to receive instructions and supply lists for all projects featured during the 12 Sundays of Christmas.  Follow me on Instagram @cqueen309.

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Please add your order to the current Host Code XZJVWWKD, check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders between $35-$74.99 (before shipping and tax) receive a package of Clear or Gold Faceted Gems and orders from $75-$149.99, in addition to the Faceted Gems you will receive a package of Metallic Enamel Shapes.

For orders is over $150, please use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code XZJVWWKD.

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Sudsol Swap & Gift Exchange at On Stage 2017

Today, On Stage 2017 here is Salt Lake City came to an end. It was nice to see old friends and make new ones!

Yesterday at lunch one of the demonstrator groups I’m part of SUDSOL – Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing OnLine had a swap which I participated in. Today I thought I would share the card with you.

My card starts with a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was run through the Big Shot using one of the Celebration Duo Textured Impressions Embossing folder. Next using the So Many Shells Photopolymer Stamp set – shells where stamped in Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate.  ‘Birthday to You!’ is from Happy Celebrations Photopolymer Stamp Set.

Next I adhered the Whisper White card stock to a Calypso Coral card stock mat and spritz with a Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker finally tied a piece of 1/8″ Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon around.  The Calypso Coral is backed with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered to a Bermuda Bay card front.  Finishing touches are three Rhinestone Jewels – each a different size.

I also participated in a gift exchange with a few of the members, here is the gift I made, it’s a stationary set with cards, 3″ x 3″ gift cards and tags.  There is a post it note pad, stamps and matching pen included.  The lid holds everything together.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards.

Please join my newsletter group to receive instructions and supply lists for all projects featured during the 12 Sundays of Christmas.  Follow me on Instagram @cqueen309.

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Swap in your PJ’s at the Hilton!

Yesterday, November 9th was the first day of Stampin’ Up! On Stage 2017 in Salt Lake City, UT.  I wish I could share some of the great new products, but for now I am sworn to secrecy.

Last night I participated in “Swap in Your PJs at the Hilton”, hosted by Laura & Barbara – who did a great job, the swap was a lot of fun. Today I thought I would share with you the card I made.  It starts with a base of Berry Burst with a map of Lemon Lime Twist that I spread with Embossing Paste using one of the Decorative Masks.  Since the embossing paste is white, I decided to color it using Berry Burst ink refill and add some Dazzling Diamond Glitter for sparkle.

Other accents on the card include a Banner from Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Stitched Shape Square, Night of Navy die and flower from the Oh So Eclectic Bundle, used the Leaf Punch with Emerald Envy and Painted Harvest stamp set. Happy Birthday is from Thoughtful Banners stamp set and punched out with the Classic Label Punch. Finish touches include Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon & Clear Faceted Gem.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards.

Please join my newsletter group to receive instructions and supply lists for all projects featured during the 12 Sundays of Christmas.  Follow me on Instagram @cqueen309.

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Please add your order to the current Host Code XZJVWWKD, check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders between $35-$74.99 (before shipping and tax) receive a package of Clear or Gold Faceted Gems and orders from $75-$149.99, in addition to the Faceted Gems you will receive a package of Metallic Enamel Shapes.

For orders is over $150, please use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code XZJVWWKD.

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Stampy Wackers Dinner & Swap

Hello there from Salt Lake City, Utah!

Today, November 9th Stampin’ Up! On Stage Live! starts. Last night I had dinner with a group of demonstrators I’m part of called “Stampy Wackers”.  We meet at Squatter’s Pub for drinks, dinner and friendship. For those of us interested we swap card/project.

For my card I kept it simple:

  • 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of 2017-2019 In-Color card stock, used the Starburst punch and punched out the Starburst
  • 3″ x 4″ piece of Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper, matching the card stock
  • 2″ Whisper White circle with Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp set
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the Starburst with Whisper White circle
  • Punch 4 Vellum cardstock leafs, adhered with liquid glue in the top right & bottom left of the circle

 

These are easy cards to make using any designer series paper – but a set of 5 of these with matching envelopes makes the perfect gift (hint for some easy Christmas/anytime gifts).

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards.

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For orders is over $150, please use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code XZJVWWKD.

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PCC266 Sketch Challenge

Sometime I wonder just were did the weekend go?  Saturday was spent doing laundry and making sure I have everything needed  for my trip to Salt Lake City for On Stage Live on Wednesday. When I get back from that trip I’m home for about 24 hours before I leave on a business trip f so I need to make sure my clothes are ready for both trips. Sunday was spent working and doing chores around the house including making the card for todays post.

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch challenge PCC266. Below is the banner for the card, maybe you want to play along, check out their blog my clicking on the banner.

For my card I knew I wanted to punch out a border with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch, so I started with a piece of Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper and punched a Basic Black ribbon which I adhered with Tear & Tape, this piece was then adhered directly to a Crumb Cake card base. The next layer starts with a piece of Tear & Tape about 1″ up from the bottom of the card I added Basic Black Shimmering Ribbon to. Greeting is stamped in Old Olive on a Whisper White Circle Stitched Shape Framelit die cut layered on the label from Rose Garden Thinlits and a Copper Foil banner, which was adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used the May Flower Thinlits and Copper foil for some of the embellishments and Eclectic Layers Thinlits leaves die for Old Olive leaves. The finishing touch is Black Rhinestones.

Stay tuned for posts this week featuring cards I’ve made for swap I’m participating in while at On Stage 2017.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards.

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7th Sunday of Christmas – Craft Gifts


Welcome to the 7th Sunday of Christmas 2017 featuring Craft Projects.  For all my projects I’ve used Holiday paper, but these items are good anytime of the year.

First are note pads with pens – the one on the left has a pen you can open and add designer series paper, other uses your basic pen.  All you need to do is alter sizes to fit the note pad and pen of your choice.

Ever hear of Snowman soup? What is Snowman soup you say? It’s 3 easy ingredients – Instant Hot Chocolate Mix, small bag of Mini Marshmallows and a piece of Mint Candy (or mini candy cane – which were not available at the time I’m preparing this post).

Here we have on the left a Treat Tube filled with Holiday candy, decorated front and note to the recipient on the inside. On the right I’ve adjusted the measurements a little and turned it into a note it note holder, with pen. Either of these are perfect stocking stuffers or gifts for co-workers.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards.

Please join my newsletter group to receive instructions and supply lists for all projects featured during the 12 Sundays of Christmas.  Follow me on Instagram @cqueen309.

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For orders is over $150, please use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code XZJVWWKD.

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Stampin’ Blends available today!

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. To cover all the blending bases, we’re also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.

Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.

  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! completed in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
 Here are cards from the Color Me Happy Kit I colored using the new Blends, I love how the colors blend.

Why are Stampin’ Blends not packaged together as a collection?

  • Because all the Stampin’ Blends markers are sold singly—and because the marker offering will continue to grow with future publications (which means the offering will continually change)—Stampin’ Blends are not packaged as a “collection” or discounted when you purchase all of them. In fact, the initial collection item number was only created for ease of ordering— to avoid entering numerous item numbers to order every Stampin’ Blend currently available.
  • By packaging them as singles, you can order the exact markers you want in the quantities you want.

Why are Stampin’ Blends not refillable?

  • To provide a low-cost, high-quality marker that could easily and economically be replaced without having to worry about purchasing ink refills or nib replacements. And again, by offering them singly, you can purchase individual replacements, as needed.

Blends brochure: StampinBlends_2017_US

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards.

Please join my newsletter group to receive instructions and supply lists for all projects featured during the 12 Sundays of Christmas.  Follow me on Instagram @cqueen309.

Have a great day – Craft On!

Click on any of the images below for more product information and to order directly from my on-line store.

Please add your order to the current Host Code XZJVWWKD, check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders between $35-$74.99 (before shipping and tax) receive a package of Clear or Gold Faceted Gems and orders from $75-$149.99, in addition to the Faceted Gems you will receive a package of Metallic Enamel Shapes.

For orders is over $150, please use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code XZJVWWKD .

To see all the individual order numbers for Stampin’ Blends, visit my online store my clicking here.

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