Monthly Archives: December 2017

Pizza Box Gifts for my travel buddies!

Today I thought I would share with you the “Pillow Pizza Box” gifts I made for my travel buddies.

When you travel for a Stampin’ Up! event us demonstrators like to make what we call “pillow gifts” for those we are traveling with – something to surprise them with on their pillow at night. For this trip, while not a Stampin’ Up! trip and each of us having our own room – I still wanted to do something special for the girls and thought a Mini Pizza Box decorated and filled with 3″ x 3″ gift cards would be perfect.

Here is the outside of the pizza boxes, since I needed to pack them, I kept the decorations flat. You could very easily add ribbon and a tag for an extremely festive look!

Each box included five 3″ x 3″ card with matching envelope. Cards were easy to put together from Whisper White cut to 3″ x 6″ and scored at 3″.  Mat’s are 2¾” x 2¾” and Designer Series Paper 2½” x 2½” using papers on hand. Thought a variety of occasions would be nice, including birthday, just for you and Christmas.

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

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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 NKCYVVTU, check demonstrator contact, and I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders over $30 before tax and shipping will receive a package of embellishments from the new 2018 Occasions catalog valued at a minimum of five dollars.

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 NKCYVVTU .

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Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Today I thought I would share a fun card with you using a non-traditional color for a Christmas card – Berry Burst.

When I looked at this piece of paper from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper I thought of the tree in the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits and how cute that would looked layer on it. I did not want to use a shade a green and Berry Burst (my favorite new In-Color) came to mind.  I used a piece for the mat and before adding the designer paper die cut the tree. Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to adhere the tree and the deer with Silver Glimmer wreath was added with liquid glue. The greeting, heat embossed in silver on Basic Black card stock is from Santa’s Sleigh Stamp set (I cut the words apart). Finishing touch is a rhinestone nose to light the way on Christmas Eve!

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

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 NKCYVVTU, check demonstrator contact, and I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders over $30 before tax and shipping will receive a package of embellishments from the new 2018 Occasions catalog valued at a minimum of five dollars.

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 NKCYVVTU .

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Eastern Beauty for PCC271

Happy Monday, how was your weekend? These are always busy times in December and for me it’s only two sleeps until my girls trip to Nashville for Christmas – that should be a lot of fun!

Remember today, Monday December 11th – Free shipping until 11:59 PM MT.

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #271 challenge, check out the banner below. Click on it for a link to their blog and play along!

My card features two products that are part of Retiring Favorites – Vintage Crochet Trim and Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, which shows these products are not just for the holidays. Two pieces of designer paper creates the mat for the card with a piece of trim wrapped around.  Whisper White piece was run through the Big Shot using the Layered Leafs Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder, matted on Basic Black and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Corner embellishment was made using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits in Old Olive and Melon Mambo. Hello was stamped in black and punched out with 3/4″ circle punch.

 

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

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 NKCYVVTU, check demonstrator contact, and I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders over $30 before tax and shipping will receive a package of embellishments from the new 2018 Occasions catalog valued at a minimum of five dollars.

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 NKCYVVTU .

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*** December 11th – FREE SHIPPING – 24 hours Only ***

 

Monday, December 11th receive free shipping on all Stampin’ Up! orders.

One last chance exciting offer before the holidays!

Free shipping for 24 hours only.

Free shipping runs from 12:00 AM, December 11 to 11:59 PM (MT).

No minimum or maximum purchase required.

Order as much or as often as you want all day long.

Stock up on card stock, envelopes, adhesives and don’t forget your wish list or holiday sales going on now!

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

Follow me on Instagram @cqueen309.    Have a great day – Craft On!

Click here to order directly from my on-line store.

Please add your order to the current Host Code NKCYVVTU, check demonstrator contact, and I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders over $30 before tax and shipping will receive a package of embellishments from the new 2018 Occasions catalog valued at a minimum of five dollars.

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 NKCYVVTU .

Happy Shopping!

 

12th Sunday of Christmas

Welcome to the 12th Sunday of Christmas.  It’s never to late to make a holiday card, just look through your stamp sets and I’m sure you will see possibilities. Today I thought I would feature stamp sets you may have and how they can be used for holiday cards.

The two cards below uses the Medallions from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits (part of the Eastern Beauty Bundle you might have ordered this past May during the special).  Add the greeting from Half Full and you have simple holiday card.

 

Who does not like a cute dog with a Santa hat?  He’s from Bella & Friends and the hat from Cookie Cutter Christmas (Santa).  The Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder adds interest to the card base.

This card features the stamp set You’ve Got This with a water-colored flower layered on Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  The Real Red flower gives more of a holiday look.

 

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

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 NKCYVVTU, check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders over $30 before tax and shipping will receive a package of embellishments from the new 2018 Occasions catalog valued at a minimum of five dollars.

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 NKCYVVTU .

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PCC270 Beachy Christmas

Happy Monday, hard to believe three weeks from today is Christmas, how close are you to being ready? I still have ways to go!

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch challenge. The banner below is the design for the card. While the image has flowers, my first thought was snowflakes, then decided to use one of the stamp sets on the retiring list – Beachy Little Christmas – which features two things I love the beach & Christmas!  Click on the banner to check out the Paper Craft Crew blog and maybe even play along.

To make my card I started with a card base of Smoky Slate and mat of Bermuda Bay card stock.  For my images I first stamped the tree and shells on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Black ink giving them a few minutes to make sure good and dry before using my Stampin’ Blends to color the images, I even went over the tree branches with Old Olive and added Clear Wink of Stella to the shells and some of the ornaments on the tree. Next, using my Paper Snips roughly cut out the tree and shells.  Using the tree for placement, decided were to stamp the house and once dry colored with Stampin’ Blends. I also stamped and extra house on a Post It Note, cut out and used to mask over the house as I stamped “bubbles” from the Playful Backgrounds Stamp set in stamped off Smoky Slate ink. The tree and banner was added using a mix of regular & mini size Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card I added a few Pearl embellishments for holiday bling.

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

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 NKCYVVTU, check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders over $30 before tax and shipping will receive a package of embellishments from the new 2018 Occasions catalog valued at a minimum of five dollars.

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 NKCYVVTU .

Happy Shopping!

 

Remember Onstage Nov 2017 & 2018 Occasions sneak peek

May 2012 I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator when our stamping group was looking for a new demonstrator to attend a monthly stamping class with. With a full-time job I knew this would be a challenge, but my love of paper crafting and the idea of making some extra money to help pay for my supplies made me say yes! In July 2013 when I attended my first Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, one of things I remember was watching everyone walk across the stage for a variety of accomplishments, while I do my best for sales and recruiting, one the the items I knew was attainable for me would be my 5 year anniversary. Fast forward to November 2017, while the name of the event is now called OnStage, I knew the group with anniversaries (5-10-15-20 etc.) from April 2017 – October 2017 would get to be recognized and walk the stage – I just had to go! Below is a picture of me walking across the stage. It was so exciting to look out and see my fellow demonstrators clapping and cheering!

For my scrapbook page, I used colors from the Onstage backdrop, the  Crafting Forever stamp set from the current Annual catalog and new 2018 Occasions Petal Palette Bundle (stamp set and matching Petals & More Thinlits Dies. The scissors and pot of brushes where stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with new Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut with paper snips to add a little dimensional to the page. I love using the Large Letter & Number Framelits for projects, the heart is from the Support Ribbon Framelits.

Below is one of the cards for an organized swap I participated in while at OnStage November 2017.  Both the card and note pad holder (with pen with matching paper) feature products from the Naturally Eclectic Suite – Oh So Eclectic Bundle, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding. The card also features Embossing Paste (colored and with glitter added), Decorative mask and Glear Faceted Gems. Leaves are from Painted Harvest and punched out with the matching Leaf Punch. In November at my stamping class I gave away a few of the note pad holders and the ladies are making them for holiday gifts this year for teachers and people they work with.

Next is a card and 3D Diaper fold Candy holder featuring products from the new 2018 Occasions Suite Petal Passion. This includes Petal Passion stamp set, Petals & More Thinlits, Petal Passion Embellishments, Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon, Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing folder and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. To finish out the supplies is Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry card stock and Stampin’ Blends.  I even colored some of the flowers on the candy holder for added interest. As a demonstrator attending Onstage I was able to pre-order this suite in November, before other demonstrators in December and before the catalog goes live in January 2018 – one of the best parts of being a demonstrator, getting to purchase and play with the products early.

In our weekly demonstrator updates, there was a notice where they are looking for demonstrators to provide samples of new products for the next Onstage in April 2018. You are asked to put a post together with three cards, 2 3D items and scrapbook page. Thought since I’ve enjoyed this past Onstage I would give this a try. You have already seen 2 cards, 2 3-D items and my scrapbook page.  While the card below is not related to Onstage or a new product release, it is one of the favorite Christmas cards I made this year. I thought this would be the perfect third card.

The card features Santa & Greeting from Cookie Cutter Christmas, trees from Card Front Builder Thinlits, Hearth & Home Thinlits, Wood Texture and Merry Music Designer Series Paper. I’ve made a few of these for our friends with kids.

Hope you enjoyed these projects, wish me luck for April 2018.

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

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 NKCYVVTU, check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders over $30 before tax and shipping will receive a package of embellishments from the new 2018 Occasions catalog valued at a minimum of five dollars.

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 NKCYVVTU .

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11th Sunday of Christmas – Lovely as a Tree

Welcome to the 11th Sunday of Christmas, hard to believe we are just a few weeks away from the big day!

This week I’m featuring the iconic stamp set Lovely as a Tree. These timeless tree images will fill any landscape and keep you in tune with nature. They’re great for water coloring, embossing and stamping in any color!

Noel Eclipse card featuring Red Glimmer Paper:

 

Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper makes the perfect backdrop for this card. Change up the greeting for any occasion.

 

Champagne Foil Sheet and Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper make for a stunning card that needs no greeting on the outside.

 

Heat embossing and sponge brayer makes for a simple card to duplicate.

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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 NKCYVVTU, 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 NKCYVVTU .

Happy Shopping

Please add your order to the current Host Code NKCYVVTU, check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders over $30 before tax and shipping will receive a package of embellishments from the new 2018 Occasions catalog valued at a minimum of five dollars.

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 NKCYVVTU .

Happy Shopping!

Year End Sales Event & Stamparatus Pre-Order Dec 5th – Woo Hoo !!!

Yesterday kicked off Stampin’ Up! Year-End Sales Event !

Here are the details:

  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Discounts apply to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2017 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Excess items from 2017 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to a Starter Kit—or purchased with Stampin’ Rewards—at the promotional price.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until December 21 (not accessories—accessories are only while supplies last).
  • Phone orders end: January 2, 2018, by 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online orders end: January 2, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Here is the list if you would like a PDF or excel version of the list of the items, including catalog page number.

PDF Version – Year End Sale Event US

Excel Version – Year End Sale Event US

 

 

Next up is the Pre-Order for the Stamparatus – December 5th at 2pm MT.

Watch this video from Carrie to learn about the new Stamparatus and place your Pre-Order starting Tuesday, December 5th!

The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool!

The second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30!

Please note the following changes:

  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19.
  • In order to accommodate demand: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.
  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) 0r 4:00 PM EST on December 5.

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Please add your order to the current Host Code NKCYVVTU, check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and free gift. This month orders over $30 before tax and shipping will receive a package of embellishments from the new 2018 Occasions catalog valued at a minimum of five dollars.

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 NKCYVVTU .

Happy Shopping!