Friday, June 24, 2016

Happy 5th Anniversary!

I have a special card to share with you today. My husband and I are celebrating our 5th anniversary today! Five years have flown by, and we have been so blessed!

I don't know what the traditional color or gift is for 5 years, so I went with gold for something fancy (and wine from the winery we visited on our honeymoon to Hawaii for the gift - yum!).

I thought a shaker card would be fun, and the new foam adhesive strips made it really easy. Here's a short tutorial if you've never made a shaker card. It's much easier than you would think!

The first step is to cut a square window out of your cardstock. The easiest way to do this is to use the Square Layering Framelits, but you could also use your paper cutter.

Next, cut a slightly larger square out of the Window Sheets. Again, the easiest way to do this is by using the Square Layering Framelits. I just picked the next largest size.

Now you need to attach the Window Sheet to your cardstock. You can do this by cutting the Foam Adhesive Strips to size and overlap the edge of the Window Sheet and the cardstock.

I also added a strip at the bottom of my cardstock to help attach it to my card base. Our Stampin' Dimensionals are not quite as thick as the adhesive strips, and I wanted some more support for that layer.

The next step is to add the shaker element. I chose some of our Metallic Sequins and some confetti punched with the Sprinkles Punch.

Finally, remove the backing from the adhesive strips and lay another piece of cardstock on top to close up the shaker card. You're left with the finished product, which pops a big wow factor!

I hope you're inspired to create your own shaker card. I'd love to see what you create!

Stamps: Number of Years
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Pop of Pink Specialty DSP, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Large Number Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Big Shot, Window Sheets, Foam Adhesive Strips, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Sprinkles Punch

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

2016 Paper & Ribbon Share

Have you ever heard of a product share? The basic idea is that I buy the products and split them up among everyone who participates. You get to try more products for less cost!

I have decided to offer a product share for the Designer Series Paper and the ribbon in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. I just love everything in this new catalog, and I want you to have a chance to try it all too! You can purchase one or all of the shares, but you save on shipping if you buy more than one. Here are the details, and you can see the products pictured on p. 172-179 of the Annual Catalog.

In Color Ribbon Share

$12 plus shipping*

This share includes both the 15-17 Mini Striped In Color Ribbon and 16-18 In Color Ruched Ribbon. You will receive 1 yard of each, totaling 10 yards. 

New Ribbon and Trim Share

$14 plus shipping*

This share includes all the other new ribbon from the catalog. It is a total of 12 yards. Included are the 1/4" Natural Ribbon, 3/8" Stitched Ribbon, 1/8" Stitched Ribbon, 3/8" Sheer Ribbon, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Pom Pom Trim and Lace Trim.

Both Ribbon Shares

$24 plus shipping*

Get both the above  shares at a discount! 

Designer Series Paper Share

$43 plus shipping*

This share will give you a sheet of every new pattern in the DSP packs, stacks and Envelope Paper! This share will get you 74 half sheets (6"x 12"), 36 6" X 6" sheets and 4 quarter (3" x 12") sheets! Wow!  

Shipping Cost 

Paper Shares will need to be shipped in Flat Rate Boxes to protect them and assure they arrive safely. That cost is $13.45. Add in the ribbon shares to this box for no additional shipping charge! 

1 Ribbon Share- $2 shipping

2 Ribbon Share- $5 shipping

If you would like to participate in any of the product shares, please contact me. As soon as one person participates, I will place an order for the paper and ribbons, so after that the turnaround time should be pretty quick. I will give you an estimated ship date once I have received your payment.
Thank you to Erica Cerwin for the pricing scheme. I copied hers as it was easier than doing the math myself!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 17, 2016

May 2016 Paper Pumpkin: Many Manly Occasions

I am finally getting back to putting together my Paper Pumpkin kits as they come. I will admit that I got a little bit behind when my son was born in December. But now his naps are becoming a little more predictable, which is nice for everyone, and especially for me because it means a few more minutes to stamp!

May's Paper Pumpkin kit was a good one! I know I have a hard time coming up with ideas for masculine cards, so it will be nice to have some on hand. The kit had enough supplies to make 8 cards. First, I made two for our dads for Father's Day.

I wanted to do a little something special for my husband's card, so I used a few additional products.

The 'happy' is cut out using the Hello You Thinlits, and I stacked four on top of each other to give it a little dimension.

Those enamel shapes you see are brand new! They come in sets for the different color families, and you get circles, hearts, and stars. Love it!

June's Paper Pumpkin kit is on its way. If you'd like a sneak peek, check out the video below.

If you aren't a subscriber yet, what are you waiting for?! Each kit is packed full of supplies for a fun project, one (or more!) ink spots, and an exclusive stamp set. You can sign up here or contact me for more information.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 10, 2016

FMS240: My First Christmas Card of the Year

Today I am participating in a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches. I saw this sketch earlier this week, and I've been waiting for my box of new products to come so that I could put my card together! Here's the sketch:

And here's what I came up with:

This stamp set is one of my favorites, and it's helping me to get an early start on Christmas cards this year!

Stamps: Joyful Nativity
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, This Christmas Specialty DSP
Accessories & Tools: Sparkle EF, Big Shot, Rhinestones

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 3, 2016

OnStage Display Stamper Application

Welcome back! It's been awhile, and life has only gotten busier. However, Stampin' Up! recently provided an opportunity to demonstrators to apply to be display stampers for their next event. I am just too excited about this to not work for it, so you get a special post full of the projects I designed for my application. I hope you enjoy them!



I hope to be back to blogging at least once a week around here. I will also be applying for the Artisan Design Team (one of my biggest dreams is to be chosen!), and one of the requirements is regular blog posts. Thank you for your patience while I spend time focusing on my family. I am excited to spend just a *little* more time on stamping!

Happy Stamping!