#imbriningbirthdaysback October’s Cards

Each month I send out Birthday Cards to family, friends and you! So I thought I’d share with you my this month’s card and a tutorial for it.

I was really feeling fall when I designed this card and it’s reflected in the colors – don’t you love the way the Painted Autumn stamp set makes the image feel water colored?

I’ve also made a tutorial for you in case you’d like to make some too. After all who doesn’t love getting snail mail in their box? There is nothing better than a hand stamped birthday card,  right?

#imbringingbirhdaysback Painted Harvest Tutorial (printable pdf)

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest (*144783)

Inks: Old Olive (126953), Crushed Curry (131173), Pumpkin Pie (126945), and Cajun Craze Classic Ink (126965)

Paper: Old Olive (100702), Pumpkin Pie (105117), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits dies (141706)

 

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Painted Harvest Thank You Tutorial

Each month I create a thank you card – and for September I chose the Painted Harvest Stamp set.

I really have fallen in love with this set thanks to my friend Cindy – I LOVE the versatility of the image and the number of color combinations you can use when creating with it.

I’ve made you a tutorial for this card so you can make one too. So why not check it out.

Painted Harvest September Thank You Card Tutorial (printable PDF)

If you love this set as much as I have you may enjoy my Painted Harvest Eclipse Technique Card Class coming up in October. You can find more information about the class HERE. Not only will you make 3 projects, but you’ll also make a technique recipe card too – But don’t delay holding your spot since the RSVP date is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4th to join me in the class so I’ll have supplies for you.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest (*144783)

Inks: Crumb Cake (120953), Chocolate Chip (102128) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Paper: Crumb Cake (126975), Chocolate Chip (126979), and Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink (126966)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706)

*Bundle 146021

 

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Painted Autumn Post it Note Holder Tutorial

Last month I shared with you a cute little post it note holder that my friend Cindy made. You can see more about that HERE. They were so cute I wanted to make some of my own and here is what I came up with.

I love this Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper – the patterns are just lovely and I thought the small leaf pattern was just perfect for this project. What do you think?

They are fairly simple to make and a lot of fun too –  So today I thought I’d show you how she made them.

Painted Autumn Post It Note Holder Video Tutorial

So what do you think? Want to make some of your own?

I was apparently needed another cup of coffee, since I forgot to add the finger grip cut out in the video. So in addition to the video tutorial I’ve made to a printable PDF for you on this project.

Here is the Painted Autumn Post It Note Holder Tutorial (printable) PDF

Please Note: The photo shown uses Pear Pizzazz Card stock and the project in the video uses Garden Green. Each one works well with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper since it pulls out different shades.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamps: Flourishing Phrases (141531/141534)

Paper: Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper (144613), Garden Green Card Stock (102584), Very Vanilla Card stock (101650), Early Espresso Card Stock (119686)

Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (126974)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), and Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

Adhesives: Snail (104332/104331), and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Other: (3) 1 3/8″ x 1 7/8″ Post it Notes

 

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Christmas Quilt Treat Bag Video Tutorial

Today’s Treat Bag is the last of the projects that everyone made at my Holiday Catalog Kick Off. Quick & Easy to make and with 48 sheets of Designer Series Paper in the Quilted Christmas 6×6 stack – you can make a bunch of these to give!

We used the Christmas Quilt Bundle (126026) as the focal point for this project along with the coordinating Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon which is a lot of fun to work with.

I’ve made a video tutorial for you so you can make some too!

Christmas Quilt Treat Bag Video Tutorial

What did I tell you simple, right? I’ve given you the complete supply list below. So make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post.

Upcoming October Classes –

If you LOVE the Painted Harvest Stamp Set you’ll want to know about my October class. The Eclipse Card Class – we’ll be making some fun projects and a technique “recipe” card too. So why not check it out?

Eclipse Card Class:

Saturday, October 21st 1 – 3:30 pm

You have 3 options to choose from if you are local:

#1 Class Fee $45 (Includes the Painted Harvest stamp set and Leave Punch)

#2 Class Fee $140 (Includes the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leave Punch AND the Large Letters Framelits Dies.)

#3 Class Fee Only $20

 

Not local? Why not check out my Class to Go option?

RSVP & Prepay by Wednesday, October 4th to hold your spot

 

Click HERE to see my Calendar of Events and more information

 

Don’t forget to stop by next week when I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful Holiday Catalog swaps I’ve received and more!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Christmas Quilt (*144793)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Real Red (126949) and Pool Party Classic Ink (126982)

Paper: Quilted Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack (144617) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (*144673), Quilted Christmas 1/4″ ribbon (144620), Brights Enamel Shapes (141680), Triple Banner Punch (138292)

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Tips for using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set

Today’s card is made using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and there are a couple of things that will make you more successful when you use this set. So today not only will I be sharing the tutorial for the Holiday Catalog Kick Off Make n Take, but I’ve also got a little video for you sharing some basics for this stamp set.

First here is the card that we made.

I love the way that this set has a built in watercolor feel to it – and it has quickly become one of my favorites to use with it’s pretty font. I used Fresh Fig for the flowers on this card and love the richness of the color.

Want the instructions to make this card? Well here is the tutorial

Painted Harvest Card (printable) PDF

The flowers are  fun to stamp, but I recommend completing one before moving on to the next so you remember your lining up point easier.

Tips for Using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set Video Tutorial

So what do you think? Easy tip right? And good news this set comes with a coordinating Leaf Punch (144667) so it comes in a Bundle (146021) too!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest (144783)

Inks: Always Artichoke (126972), Crushed Curry (131173) and Fresh Fig Classic Ink (144082)

Paper: Always Artichoke (105119), Crushed Curry (131199), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) and Regals Enamel Shapes (141681)

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Carols of Christmas

Today’s post shares a Make n’ Take that we did during my Holiday Catalog Kick off using the Carols of Christmas Stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.

I love the Carols of Christmas Bundle since it gives me all kinds of options! And since the sentiments are bold they make cards fast to design.

While this card is quick and easy but elegant too. What do you think? Want to make one too? I’m including a quick video tutorial and PDF so you can make them too.

Carols of Christmas Video Tutorial

Carols of Christmas Card (printable) PDF

Enjoy! And stop on back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another of our projects with you.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Carols of Christmas (*144801/144804)

Inks: Wisteria Wonder Card (126985) and Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink (126969)

Paper: Wisteria Wonder (122922), Elegant Eggplant (105126) and Thick Whisper White Card stock (140272)

Accessories: Card Builder Framelits Dies (*144674), Softly Falling Embossing Folder (139672), Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Stampin’ Sponges (141137), and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)

*Carols of Christmas Bundle (146036/146037)

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Colorful Seasons Tutorial

Summer is ending with this holiday weekend and you can already feel the cool morning air here in the North Georgia Mountains. The fall leaves will be falling turning and falling soon, but mean while I’m going to enjoy one last hurrah in the pool since the rain is suppose to clear out and we should have a beautiful holiday on Monday with the kids.

Today’s card is one I made using a fun Clear Block Technique with Stampin’ Spritzers. Check out my Tutorial for it below. I really love this Bundle of products and that fact that it has a coordinating suite of products – I just love creating with it and can’t wait to try out some fall cards now too!

Colorful Seasons Card Tutorial (printable PDF)

And of course I shared with you my Tips for Using the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set HERE if you didn’t catch it.

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Colorful Seasons (143726)

Inks: Basic Gray Archival Ink (140932), Calypso Coral (126983), Marina Mist (126962), Crumb Cake (126975) and Dapper Denim Classic Ink (141394)

Paper: Basic Gray (121044), Crumb Cake (120953), Crumb Cake (120953) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Seaside Embossing Folder (141481), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Clear Block F (118483)

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Tips for the Colorful Seasons Video Tutorial

I love the Colorful Seasons Bundle found in the Annual Catalog on page 147. It is part of a complete suite of products that coordinate  so it makes card making quick and easy! The fact that this set has wonderful sentiments and covers all four of our seasons is just an added bonus!

I’ve got a couple of cards I wanted to share with you today that use the stamp set.

And a quick Video tutorial showing you some quick and easy tips for using this set.

Tips for Using the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set Video Tutorial:

If you would like to see more cards that I’ve posted earlier you can click HERE and HERE.

And then why not stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a card I made with you with a fun technique perfect for the holiday weekend as we say goodbye to summer.

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Red, White & Blue Wood Words and July Specials

I love making little note pad holders and today’s project is no exception – I was inspired by the little flags I found in my stash and done in patriotic colors using the Wood Words stamp set I really love the way it turned out.

I’m finding the Wood Words Bundle (145314/145316) is really very versatile and a lot of fun to work with!

Want to make some yourself? They are quick and easy to make with your Stampin’ Trimmer or Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Here are the measurements for a 3 x 3 inch pad of flags.

Measurements:

Night of Navy Card : Cut 6 3/4″ x 3 1/4″; score at 3 1/4″ and 3 1/2″

Real Red Card stock: Cut 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″

Whisper White Card stock: Cut 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″

Instructions:

  1. Stamp sentiment in Real Red Classic Ink in the lower left hand corner of Whisper White Card stock.
  2. Stamp flower image using Night of Navy Classic Ink diagonally across your Whisper White Card stock. Adhere to Real Red Card stock.
  3. Stamp star image using Real Red Classic Ink onto scrap of Whisper White card stock.
  4. Cut out the star using the Framelits Die. Add to center of Whisper White piece using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  5. Add  Rhinestones scattered around image and star as desired.
  6. Add Stampin’ Dimensional to the back of the Real Red layered piece and add to Night of Navy “lid”.
  7. Fold Night of Navy Card stock on score lines. Adhere note pad onto inside.

Yep it’s that quick and easy. Sorry no PDF for this project or video I’m limping along on my husband’s computer. But I’ve included the supply list below for you.

My posting may be a bit scattered the next couple of weeks while I wait for my computer to get fixed, so please be patient with me. You can still reach me by phone and email of course.

July 1st started two GREAT promotions- Check them out!

What a great time to get your favorite NEW items from the 2017 Annual Catalog!!!

Bonus Days are back! For every $50  you  spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

Details:

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
  • You’ll also receive a FREE gift from me during July when you use my Host Code and place your order Online with me!

 

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT JOINING The Blue Mountain Stampers?

When you join my team in July it’s like Christmas – you’ll get a Essentials Gift Pack (valued at $52) in additional to the $125 you choose AND get a Stamp Set from our upcoming Holiday Catalog (valued at $20)!!!!! Whoo! Hooo!!!

All for just $99!!!! Shipping is FREE – So what are you waiting for?

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Monthly Crafting Day
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very activity group that share and answer each other’s questions on our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.)  That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the hobbyist who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.

And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

Essentials Gift Pack Includes

Item Number Description
118485 D Block (receive 2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (click here to see set image) 
    Details
  • This offer is good for anyone who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • You may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including stamp sets.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

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Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Wood Words (143925/143928)

Inks: Real Red (126949) and Night of Navy Classic Ink (126970)

Paper: Real Red (102482), Night of Navy (100867) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Wood Crate Framelits Dies (143730), Simply Scoring Tool (122334) and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)

*Bundle (145314/145316)

 

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“Pop” goes the Punch Latch

When a latch from your punch pops out it can be quite explosive – but no worries, there isn’t anything wrong with the punch AND you can pop that latch right back in so you can lock it once again for storage.

I filmed this tutorial a while back and it has gotten “lost” on my computer. Sigh, does that ever happen to you? Oh well, the good news is I’m sharing it with you today!

How to Fix a Stampin’ Up! Punch Latch Video Tutorial

See quick and easy, but know that if you have any problems or this doesn’t work I’m here to help simply contact me by email or phone.

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