Brusho Masking Technique Video Tutorial

The Brusho Color Crystals are so much fun to play with I don’t want to stop! If you haven’t tried them yet, you won’t be disappointed with the variety of uses with your projects.

Here is a card we made during our April Team meeting that focused on different Brusho Techniques.

This card uses a simple masking technique that creates a wonderful look and was soooo easy to do with a bit of painter’s tape!

Want to make some too? Here is a tutorial for the card so you can play and create too.

Beautiful Day Brusho Masking Technique Card PDF

And how about a video tutorial showing you just how simple it is?

Brusho Masking Technique Video Tutorial

Fun, right? If you’d like to see more of the fun Brusho Techniques I’ve shared earlier Click HERE and HERE

 

Blue Mountain Stampers’ OnStage Stream Event

I love to share and so as a team we always gather together to share with those team members who weren’t able to attend the Stampin’ Up! event itself. We gather, have dinner, stream and stamp together with the new products introduced from the latest catalog – this time the NEW 2018 Annual Catalog & the color revamp!

Before the event my husband, Larry helped me do some prepping for one of our Make n Takes – everyone who attended was able to make a 2018 Color Ring with the NEW colors! He’s such a trooper! (Watch for information next month about how you can get one of these too.)

I always try to bring a little taste of OnStage back to the group. This time the lovely little butterflies that decorated the tables – at the end of the night team members were able to choose one to take home, just like at the event.

And of course you have to have some “swag” – So I created these fun little Mini Pizza Boxes (144645) using the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper (145559)  and our new Detailed Trio Punch (available June 1st).

The Mini Pizza Box contained a little charm to go on their key chain commemorating the launch of our new catalog.

And of course NEW product displays

And of course we HAVE to stamp – after all everyone wants to use some of those new products! So we did 3 Make n Take projects. (watch for me to share those projects soon)

Laughter, fellowship, and stamping – what could be better?

If you like to learn new ways to use Stampin’ Up! products and would like to be part of a fun group of stampers, my team the Blue Mountain Stampers might be just the thing you are looking for. Click HERE for more information about joining and getting a fantastic stamping kit too.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some great cards with you.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Beautiful Day (145912/145915)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Basic Black (121045), Tangerine Tango (111349), and Whisper White Card stock (100730), and Watercolor Paper (122959)

Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colors (144101), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Bermuda Bay  (144600) and Pool Party Combo Pack Stampin’ Blends (144605)

 

 

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Truly Tailored Nugget Wrap Video Tutorial

I love to make little 3d items and so I wanted to take something quick and easy as a swap to share at #OnStage earlier this month – here is what I came up with.

These are easy to whip up and make a great little treat for the guys in our life since it uses the True Gentlemen Designer Series Paper with its masculine color pallet. Its perfect for Father’s Day in June.

Want to see how I made these? Here is a quick video tutorial for you.

 

And good news I’ve made a tutorial that you can print out in PDF form for your too.

Truly Tailed Nugget Wrap Video Tutorial (printable) PDF

You’ll find these products on our Last Chance List – so why not get them before they’re gone?

Speaking of deals that won’t last long – Stampin’ Up! has just added new items to its Clearance Rack! So why not stop by and check them out too?

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Happy stamping!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Truly Tailored (*145732/145735)

Inks: Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Markers

Paper: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (145668), Chocolate Chip (102128) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Tailored Tag Punch (*145667), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

*Truly Tailored Bundle (146089/147752)

 

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Beautiful Day Brusho Technique Card OnStage Swap #2

I’m loving the Brusho Crystal Colors and today’s tutorial is sharing another way that you can use this fun product.

This technique is fun and easy – Here is a quick video sharing the technique

Easy, right? Can’t wait to try it? How about a tutorial for this card that I used as an OnStage swap last weekend?

Brusho Baby Wipe Technique Card Tutorial (printable PDF)

I’ve got a complete supply list below for you too! Enjoy!

Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more fun from OnStage.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Beautiful Day (145912/145915)

Inks: Early Espresso Classic Ink (126974)

Paper: Shimmery White (101910), Whisper White (101730), Early Espresso (119868), and Flirty Flamingo (141416)

Accessories: Brusho Color Crystals (144101), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Triple Banner Punch (138292)

 

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Want a 2018 Annual CatalogI’ll be ordering these catalogs for my customers this month as they will ship in May.   If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last 6 months you’ll receive a catalog from me.  If you’re unsure if you’ve ordered $50, you can contact me or login to my online store and check your order history. (Please remember you’ll want to make sure your mailing address is up to date and that I can contact you.)

Beautiful Day Brusho Technique Card OnStage Swap

Wow!!! #OnStage – Atlanta was Fantastic!!! I don’t know where to start! So I’ll be sharing it over the next few weeks with you starting with my swaps that I made for the event and some video tutorials and how to recreate them. So you’ll want to make sure you stop by daily.

AND don’t forget the Last Chance List will post this afternoon – If you’re on my mailing list you’ll get your list delivered right to your In Box – if not you’ll want to stop by and check it out later this afternoon after 1 pm (MT).

Now onto the card swap – This first swap uses our Brusho Crystal Colors – I love this product but then I love any technique, especially the messy ones. LOL!

How can you not love this bright bold color palette? And our Brusho Crystal Colors definitely give you that! But then they are amazing because not only can you create this bright bold look but add more water and you’ll get a soft subtle look too! What can I say – it’s why I love this product! Can you say versatile? And who doesn’t love that, right?

I bet you want to see how I did this, right? So check out this quick video.

Brusho Saran Wrap Technique Video Tutorial

And here is the PDF so you have a complete supply list, measurements, and the steps you need to assemble your own!

Brusho Saran Wrap Technique Card – #OnStage Tutorial (printable PDF)

Enjoy! And don’t forget to stop back by I’ve got LOTS to share with you over the next few weeks!

 

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: Beautiful Day (145912/145915)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Glossy White (144240), Flirty Flamingo (141416), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colors (144101), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (144220) and Stamparatus (146276 available June 1)

 

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Mixed Drinks

I’m so excited today is the day! I’m headed to Atlanta for this weekend’s OnStage Event. I’ll be gathering with hundreds of demonstrators from across the country to stamp. What could be more fun, right? Even better we’ll get our hands on the 2018 Annual Catalog for the first time too!!! I’ll be sharing more about this event with you next week.

But mean while today’s card is one that I’ve designed for the Shoe box Swap that I’ll be attending this afternoon before the event itself starts. Want to see it?

I enjoy using this 2 step stamping set – its so easy to create fun cards with quirky sayings like this one – and who doesn’t enjoy a glass of wine now and again with friends? And check it out, I thought our Fresh Fig was a perfect “wine” color – what do you think?

I’ve made a quick tutorial for you so you can make this card too.

Mixed Drinks OnStage Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

I’m making this short since and sweet since I’ve got an early start and I need to be headed out the door – Enjoy!

Don’t forget to stop back by next week when I’ll be sharing the Last Chance List as soon as it posts along with more fun stuff from OnStage too!!!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Mixed Drinks (141928)

Inks: Basic Gray Archival Ink (140932) and Fresh Fig Classic Ink (144082)

Paper: Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (144131), Sahara Sand (121043), Fresh Fig (144242) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (144132)

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Springtime Foils Stylized Birthday Cards

It’s almost that time to send out birthday cards again and so today I’m going to share with you the #imbringingbirthdaysback card that I designed for April. I couldn’t resist using the Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper that is part of the Sale-a-bration choices since it is just so gorgeous!!!

Here is the card

And it was soooo easy to make! Each card looks a bit different since I used the flowers from the sheet of designer series paper that I cut out and simply colored them in with my Blends. Love the look!

This paper is also great for all kinds of techniques too! The options are endless since it has a glossy type finish and is a heavy card stock.

Check out the tutorial for this card below – and if you are wanting some of this paper for yourself, don’t delay since it is only available while Sale-a-bration last so there is only a few days left to year yours since Sale-a-bration ends March 31st at 11:50 pm (MT)

Springtime Foils Stylized Birthday Card Tutorial (printable PDF)

Then stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a couple of quick and easy treat ideas for Easter!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Stylized Birthday (141828)

Inks: VersaMark Ink Pad (102283/102193)

Paper: Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 147193), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Pink Pirouette (111351), and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Copper Embossing Powder (141636), Heat Tool (129053), Embossing Buddy (103083), Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144604), Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends (144574)

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We Must Celebrate Easter Merci Chocolate Box Tutorial

I just received my We Must Celebrate stamp set and couldn’t wait to get started creating with these fun little animals. I knew I would love using the little bunny for creating Easter gifts for family and friends.

I knew just want I wanted to do with them after making this chocolate box for my team members (Click HERE to see the video tutorial). So today’s project is one I whipped up a bunch of for those attending yesterday’s card class as a little surprise.

And of course it holds what else? Chocolate of course! I’m really finding these Merci Chocolate quite yummy and fun to work with and am asking myself how I’ve over looked them for so long!

I love the soft spring feel of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper when I ran across the package – so I used it to help choose the colors I used.

Wonder how I got just the bunny image? You could color it with Stampin’ Write Markers, or even mask the other section of the stamp off, but I cut the stamp apart. Yes, you heard me correctly – and for those of you who know me you know just how hard this was for me. LOL!

But I did it and am glad I did now, since it makes using this image so much easier AND when I want to stamp the group together I simply put it together on my clear block.

It didn’t affect the image at all when I stamped it, which made me very happy. The only thing I would do differently is cut the label before I apply it to the back of my clear mount stamp.

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

We Must Celebrate Easter Merci Chocolate Box Tutorial (printable) PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: We Must Celebrate (145895/145898) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Powder Pink (144084) and Smoky Slate Classic Ink (131179)

Paper: Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137), Peekaboo Peach (141417), Wisteria Wonder (126985) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Pretty Label Punch (143715) and Aqua Painters (103954)

 

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You’re Inspiring Easter Card Tutorial

I loved the daffodil images in the You’re Inspiring stamp set (145805/145808) as soon as I saw it, so was excited to sit down and play with it the other day. I came up with a bunch of cards quickly and wanted to share one with you today.

I designed this card for Easter. Seemed there were always these smiling little faces trying to pop up on a warm winter day – next to the snow in Wisconsin it was a cheerful pop of color. LOL!

I love the way the faux embossed Letter Press technique that I used for this card turned out using the Basket Weave Embossing Folder that is part of the Sale-a-bration Blooming Basket Bundle (147504/147505). I can’t wait to play more with this folder.

If you haven’t seen this bundle – check out this video

beautiful right?

 

Well good news about this card I’m sharing with you today – I’ve made a quick tutorial for you so you can make some too.

You’re Inspiring Easter Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

So what do you think? Want to make one too?

Enjoy! And don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a little Easter treat I made yesterday with you.

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: You’re Inspiring (145805/145808)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708) and Soft Suede Classic Ink (126978)

Paper: Old Olive (100702), Crumb Cake (120953), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon (144162), Basket Weave Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration 147504/147505), Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends (144585), Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends (144573), Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144045), Clear Wink of Stella (141897), and Classic Label Punch (141491)

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Pretty Kitty Birthday Card

The Pretty Kitty stamp set is one of my favorite images to team up with our Watercolor Pencils since since I can create a softer image. Check out this card I made recently for one of my friends who is a cat lover.

I needed a larger birthday sentiment, so I reached for my Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set since I love the fonts used in it. So what do you think?

I’ve created a quick tutorial for you and have included the supply list below.

Pretty Kitty Birthday Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

Are you enjoying the tutorials I’ve been sharing with you lately? Do you find them helpful? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: Pretty Kitty (141861/141864) and Picture Perfect Birthday (145519)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Fresh Florals Designer  Series Paper Stack (144131), Powder Pink (144244), Whisper White (100730) and Thick Whisper White Card stock (140272)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705) and Aqua Painters (103954) or Bender Pens (102845)

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Petal Palette Merci Chocolate Box

Recently I pampered my team with our Peak Princess event. I hold these events twice a year for those on my team who qualify by reaching certain goals. It’s a lot of fun and we always make special projects together.

Today’s project was a little gift that I gave everyone that coordinated with our projects that we made using the Petal Palette Bundle.

It was such a hit that I thought I’d share how to make them with you.

Petal Palette Merci Chocolate Box Video Tutorial

 

I’ve also create a companion PDF for you and the complete supply list below.

Petal Palette Merci Chocolate Box Tutorial (printable PDF)

And great news!

If you love this project you can earn the Petals and More Thinlits Dies (150048) for FREE during Sale-a-bration when you place a qualifying order. Check out our latest edition of FREE Sale-a-bration choices HERE. 

Remember you’ll need to use the special Sale-a-bration item codes when you add these to your order.

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Petal Palette (*145785/145788)

Inks: Powder Pink Classic Ink (144084) and Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Soft Sky (131203), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Petals & More Thinlits Dies (*145655), and Aqua Painters (103954)

Adhesives: Multpurose Adhesive Sheets (144106), Snail (104332/104331), Tear & Tape (138995), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108)

Other: small Velcro Dots and Merci chocolates

*Bundle 145972/145974

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